On On Checks and Checkouts

i am a million years old and haaaate all that customer service automation. i always resist being steered towards the self-checkout at CVS, which always confuses them.

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 11:58 am 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

One of my first NYC roommates was terrifying and used to send no subject, one-line, all-caps emails that just DO NOT LEAVE DISHES IN THE SINK and DO NOT SLAM THE DOOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm 1

On John Oliver Throws Stones at the Lottery

ughhh the lottery. and gambling in general. i am as socially liberal as they come, but when it comes to institutionalized gambling i am straight-up puritan. it preys on those who can least afford it and it's despicable.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm 0

On American Girl Dolls Are Still Expensive (But Not As Expensive As They Could Be)

I had Kirsten because she looked like me. Womp womp. How boring. I was also an avid reader of the books and appreciated how unsparing they were- Kirsten's BFF dies like, 4 pages into the first book, for crying out loud.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm 0

On The Cost of Getting Into the New York City Marathon

I also slipped on black ice at the Al Gordon 4 Miler! Salut!

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 11:27 am 0

On This Halloween, Everybody Wants to Be a Magical Blonde Woman in a Blue Dress

i'm a blonde woman who owns an unreasonable number of blue dresses... so can i just go as myself this halloween?

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm 0

On Everything You Need to Know About Diapers, Part 1

i wore cloth diapers as a baby! and after i grew up, we used our diaper pail for compost at home. good way to re-purpose it.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:19 am 0

On I Don't Get Las Vegas

Good question. I passed through Vegas for the first (and possibly last) time on my way to the national parks in southern Utah and was dumbfounded by the entire city. Though I will say that it was pretty cool to drive east out of the city at night and see how quickly it went from The Strip to sprawl to complete, desolate, pitch-black darkness.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:42 am 1

On 'Can We Talk Finances?' 'Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache'

so, confession- i pay an investment dude to manage the funds i came into from the sale of some grandma-gifted assets. it's value is in the low 6-figures and not having to worry about it is well worth the management fee to me.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm 0

On It's Heating Season In New York City

i live in a steam-heated NYC apartment, and i have never once turned on the radiators in my place. The residual heat from the standpipes alone is enough to turn the place into a sweat lodge in the winter.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm 0