On On Wearing a Uniform

I have a uniform. It just happens to be a series of brightly patterned polyester dresses. When I wear black, or pants, I feel like an animal trying to camouflage itself in the forest.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

This Halloween is the cheapest I've had in years! Usually my husband and I throw a Halloween party, but last year we had a crazy amount of no-shows and last-minute cancellations (~50% of the invitees), AND we recently moved to a less central neighborhood, so we are retiring that tradition until our son is old enough to have friends of his own to have a kid-centric Halloween party. Without a party, why am I dressing up? (I'm dressing up a little.) But honestly, all we really spent money on this year was creating and mailing out Halloween cards (we really love Halloween). And candy corn, lots of candy corn.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: October 2014 Check-in

@ThatJenn My savings account at Capital One 360 (formerly ING) gets something like that. Make the change!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm 0

On Will the Fireball Whisky Recall Affect Sales?

This whole thing just reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Bart is an exchange student in France. "Anti-freeze in the wine? That is a very serious crime!"

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:15 pm 1

On Obamacare Winners and Losers

@The Dauphine Ugh, I am so sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:19 am 0

On Which Game of Thrones Actors Get Paid The Most?

@bgprincipessa There are a lot of fakeouts, though! Feeling a knife doesn't mean you're dead. In my opinion.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:31 am 0

On Did Your Parents Lie About Your Age To Get Lower Ticket Prices, And Did That Scar You For Life?

Early memory: "Daddy, why are you telling that man I'm six? I'm SEVEN!"

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm 2

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

@HelloTheFuture According to a few girls I know (ages 4-6), Elsa is cooler (pun not intended) because she has POWERS.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm 0

On 'I'd Like to Dispute These Charges, Please'

Yes! This was great and rang so, so true. How could I have spent so much money on "personal care," mint.com, when I never buy beauty products? (Reviews transactions.) Oh, that's how.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:56 am 1

On Link Roundup! "Breaking Bad" Dolls, Men's Watches, Last Call for Holiday Flights

I gotta say, I don't think people who would otherwise be spending 40 grand on a watch are foregoing that purchase because they think a $200 Ice-Watch is "fun." Unless the article is just talking about the very first step up that ladder?

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm 0