On This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Your Voice

@Derbel McDillet And now I actually read the piece itself and my day is even better! This is so cool!

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm 1

On This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Your Voice

I'm having kind of a rough day and that GIF improved it considerably!

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm 0

On Home for the Holidays / Open Thread

Tonight I plan on sitting on my couch drinking krupnik and ginger ale, so zero dollars. Saturday I'll be helping with the Audubon Christmas Bird Count all day. I'm planning to pack a lunch, so hopefully zero dollars. Sunday I'm hoping to go out in the morning to do some last minute shopping. We're having friends over that afternoon for the Steelers game, so I'll be picking up some beer. All told, hopefully around $50 for the weekend.

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:35 am 0

On "If you're enjoying yourself, you're not working hard enough" (Or You're In Denmark)

Seriously, who are these awful people? "Too cool to deliver." Blurgh. Is there a hangry equivalent for angry+depressed?

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm 2

On My No-Purchase November Adventure

@Sam B Harkening back to Logan times here, but I definitely have some "well, the human world will probably end by then anyways, sooooo . . ." thinking when it comes to long-term financial goals.

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm 1

On How Much Did You Spend On Music This Year

@Erica I was just getting ready to say that I spent next to nothing, then remembered all the shows and festivals.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

On The Business of Creative Careers: Joseph Scrimshaw

I love this series. Maybe next time we could hear from a creative person without a financially stable SO?

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0

On In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

@ThatJenn This is how I feel about my small city (though I live in the country just outside of it). I am both super conflicted about and super protective of West Virginia and all its corrupt, mountainous glory, but I really love Morgantown, which has everything I want in a city. My parents occasionally try to talk me into moving to Boulder, where they live, but my quality of life would be nothing like it is here, where I can afford land and a house and vacations and good beer.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm 0

On In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

@TheDilettantista I grew up in eastern NC and my brother and his wife lived in Durham for years. They were able to rent a house with a yard for their dogs and just generally had really great QOL. His job took them to bigger cities and they've never recovered their QOL.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:02 am 1

On What We'll Do When We Stop Working

@ThatJenn Bingo! I have my fingers crossed that I'll get to be one of those "healthy, healthy, healthy, dead" folks, but the reality is that most of us will face a long decline in physical health and ability.

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 9:40 am 1