Mike: We’re going to do a monthly debt check-in later today. Let me know what your new balance is.
Logan: It’s gone up.
MIKE: I am a no umbrella person. Meaning I like a good waterproof jacket with a hood. And rain boots.
ESTER: That’s nonsense Mike and you know it.
Meaghan: The Pelican Brief! I remember there was a movie, and it was funny to me because ‘brief’ meant underwear. That’s really my only context for John Grisham.
Mike: What color flowers do you send someone who has lost a relative?
You ever think we’re going to be the last generation that does presents? Like, we were the last generation that did trick-or-treating as a door-to-door thing, don’t most kids do organized Candy Events now? And we were the last generation that did birthday parties where everyone brought gifts, now it’s like “bring a used book for charity, please do not bring my child a Spiderman toy.”
Today I talked to frequent commenter ThatJenn about utilities.
Meaghan: And wages for housework! Ha. I, for one, was delighted to see you are a Crocs Person. I saw that movie Obvious Child and Jenny Slate has this amazing Crocs scene and really sold me on the whole idea, like a decade late. Have you been in the Crocs biz long?
Meaghan: Expenses are the best thing about work trips. But also very fraught. Or in the hands of people like us, very fraught. EXPENSE GUILT!
Mike: Oh totally. I am bad about expensing things—or maybe I feel bad about expensing things. For example, I will be taking public transportation to the airport even though I can just hail a cab or order an Uber and expense it.
Something interesting will happen if you go, I can promise you that.