On Taking a Year Off to Do What You Love, A Year Later

@zimm I love napping. And eating pasta. Can I take a year off and just do that?

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm 0

On The Most Expensive Meals We've Ever Paid For

In Chicago, probably about $150 just for myself at Schwa, Graham Elliot and Maestro. Maestro was worth it. Schwa and Graham Elliot were not.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm 1

On The Cost of One Resolution, Halfway Through the Year

My resolution was to not purchase any new shoes in 2014 (running shoes being an exception). So far I have stuck with, at the cost of a good chunk of my sanity and about $300 worth of new sunglasses to fill the void.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm 1

On "Offices For Introverts" Designed By Someone Who Doesn't Understand Introverts

I thought the same thing when I first read that story - how can an introvert handle everyone walking past and glancing into their office? I've read Susan Cain's book as well, so wondered how she could miss the mark on this one. Good to know that the windows go opaque. Then again, I work from home, so I can get as introverted as I want to.

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm 0

On How To Negotiate Speaking Fees

@Allison People are generally not paid for media work like that. For the same reason that media cannot accept payment/gifts for meeting with a company, attending a conference, etc - keeps everyone honest (in theory).

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm 0

On The Case of the Missing Package

Amazon is the best about this stuff. I had three packages stolen within a day or two (Christmas shopping + jackass neighbors that leave my packages in the outside walkway while I bring their in EVERY SINGLE TIME BECAUSE I AM A DECENT HUMAN BEING) and Amazon sent out replacements immediately. The thing is, the mail carrier has to prove that the item was delivered, and saying "Oh yeah we totally delivered that" doesn't cut it. Needs to be a signature confirmation.

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm 0

On How Much Should You Tip for Office Food Deliveries?

15 percent of $3,200 is $480. Tell you what, letter writer darling, I'll come in every month and help you set that lunch up for the low, low price of $400.

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:19 am 0

On Dark Tales of Alpha Ladies and Beta Males

I had one boyfriend who told me flat out that he would feel threatened if I made more money than him, and another boyfriend who responded, "Wow, f*ck you" when he realized that my salary was twice as much as his. This article pisses me off. I get the impression that the author is trying to place blame on the women because how dare they be successful when they got a MAN who needs food and sex or whatever. "If a guy chooses to be provided for by a woman, he better be smart when it’s important and find other ways to play the part of the man in his relationship..." Hey I think you meant to say that if a man is insecure about making less than his partner, he needs to start thinking of other ways in which he can contribute to the relationship.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm 2

On The Cost of Keeping Fit

Also make sure your shoes are supportive enough and fit correctly. It costs more money, but it's worth it to go to a fancy running shoe store with people who can watch you run and pick out shoes that match your running style. And inserts. I got both and goodbye knee pain. And congrats on running a 5K! It took me an embarrassing amount of time to be able to work up to that.

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 11:58 am 0

On Should You Apply for That Job?

@meatballsub I have 100 percent given up on that BS and just write "SEE RESUME" in the space. So far no one has argued with me about it.

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm 2