On 1 Thing Will Make You Jump (Jump)

This might be weird, but do you want my old breast pump? If you can get to the Flatiron District by 5, it is yours.

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm 0

On Building a Better Pancake

@nell You can just add a spoonful of lemon juice to regular milk and wait ten minutes. Voilà! Buttermilk!

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm 0

On Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a Restaurant is Cheating Y/N

My family strikes a nice balance: we all (about 20 people) gather at the home of my grandfather and his wife the week before Thanksgiving, and they have it catered. Nobody has to cook AND nobody has to work instead of spending time with their families. (And then we go to my in-laws' for real Thanksgiving, and my mother-in-law loves to cook, but it's a way smaller crowd.)

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm 0

On On Checks and Checkouts

I don't feel like depositing checks on my phone... so I just don't. I guess you could consider it to be the same thing as the self-checkout, but I don't think it is, quite.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:36 pm 0

On Honey, Sweetie, Chief, Boss: How We Talk to Strangers

My dad went through a phase in the 60s when he called everyone "Jake." Once he sent a letter internationally and wrote on the envelope, "fly it there, Jake!" He got it back with the note, "two cents postage due, Jake!"

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:12 am 1

On ACA, IRA, 401(K): Got a Burning Question? Ask Us!

@twofish @twofish I don't really get this. If I invest $5,000 at age 25 and it averages a 7% return, it will double about every ten years, so by 65 I will have $80,000. In a Roth IRA, all that money will be tax-free at the end. Shouldn't the question really be, "Will you pay more taxes on $5,000 now or on $80,000 later?" I feel like this is why the Roth is always the way to go.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0

On Wishing For A Unicorn

@cc Can we also note that it is 635 square feet? So... over $1200 per square foot. That is quite a lot of dollars per square foot.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@RachelW I don't understand... most people seem normal, but EVERYONE has had a truly crazy roommate at some point. Is it just that on some level, most of the people we know only let their slovenly freak flag fly within the confines of their own home?

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:52 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@Taffeta Darling I know, right? I wonder if it's because a lot of people really want a pet but figure with a dog they would have to pick up the poop, so they get a cat. They don't realize that cats poop as well.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@bgprincipessa I think the idea was that I would send her a text and she would ignore it to do whatever she wanted.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm 0