On Is 75 Enough?

I have a relative who just turned 100 and is still living a very full, rich life. His mobility and memory are not as good as they once were but he just has this irrepressible zest for other people and life in general. Most of his grandchildren are under age 25- had he shuffled off this mortal coil at age 75, he would never have met them and watched them grow. You never know how your life is going to pan out.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm 0

On Our Money Daydreams: Huge Apartments and Bustling Hometowns

Just wanted to say that the "stumbling upon secret room in Manhattan apartment" thing actually happened to me IN REAL LIFE. Granted, it was my aunt and uncle's apartment and not my own, but I once went to return a hairdryer to their master bathroom when staying with them one time and saw a door on the other side of the room that I had never noticed. It was slightly ajar and light seemed to be coming through, so I pushed it open there THERE WAS A WHOLE OTHER ROOM that I'd never seen before. I was floored. Who has a room off of their bathroom?!

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm 1

On It's Not Easy Being Green, Except in Vermont Where It's Mandatory

title instantly made me think of "because a Liz Lemon party is MANDATORY."

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 11:52 am 2

On Our Money Daydreams: Befriending Elderly Millionaires & Finding Bags of Gold

@Worgchef that's... basically what happened to my dad. befriend those ostracized older relatives, people!

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 10:25 am 0

On Ask An Assertive Person, Vol 1: Discounts

i once bought a new couch and had it delivered. the delivery guys were 6 hours late (not their fault, i was last on the list and shit happens along the way- what i wanted was just to be updated about this delay). when i called to ask for a refund of the delivery fee, they said they couldn't refund but could give me the money on a giftcard to their store. what is with that?! it happens all the time! i am displeased with your service, so you give me more money to spend...using your services? makes no sense. so then i sold the giftcard online and took the cash. heh.

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0

On If You Have to Pee, Pee in a Baby Store

my mom always said to me when i was younger "if you ever really need to use a bathroom in a store and they seem reluctant, just pretend you're pregnant."

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $200,000

the taxes on that Puerto Rico house are $24/YEAR. BRB moving to PR

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:44 am 0

On How Bad Does Your Landlord Have to Screw Up to Justify a Month’s Free Rent?

my kitchen ceiling has leaked for the past 10 months and my slumlord (I MEAN LANDLORD) has fixed it approximately 80%. i can't even talk about it without getting red in the face.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:19 pm 0

On Share, Don't Scroll: How to Do Internet on Vacation

I recently took a roadtrip with a friend through a very remote part of the US (minimal radio reception and we forgot an ipod hookup) and we instituted a rule that the passenger was permitted to look at their phone, provided that they read aloud to the driver to keep them entertained. we read through headlines and tweets and such and it was a good system.

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:41 am 2

On Link Round-up! Cheap Hotel Rooms, Egg Sandwiches, Commutes

My ideal commute is a 10 minute drive along quiet back roads in an non-urban area. I had that commute for 3 months and it was blissful.

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:21 am 1