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

On The Year of Making Things

I made a Kindle cover last week using this tutorial (http://whip-stitch.com/kindle-cover-tutorial/) and it came out great! It took about an hour and I was able to use supplies I had on hand. If I had to buy everything for it, it probably would have cost about $5.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 10:24 am 0

On Hacks for the Worst Airports in America

I fly Pittsburgh to/from Denver a lot, and love that I have a larger-than-life Franco Harris statue on one end and an evil blue stallion with glowing red eyes on the other.

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:11 am 1

On Chatting About A New Era

I was trying to write something about how much we'll miss you and it kept coming out like a generic card for a departing coworker. I'll miss your voice here so much more than that!

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm 3