I would tell 24-year-old me "You have dental insurance now, so go to the damn dentist already! Problems are brewing, and every six months you delay getting an exam will add days of agony and YEARS of debt to what you're already in for."
@Morbo "Bogus 13th checks"? Could you elaborate?
@MargaretMead If it makes you feel any better, I got my wisdom teeth out at 29. You're not alone!
To me, "give up drinking or give up smoking" is like "give up orgasms or give up smashing your own toes with a hammer." (Where smoking is the toe-smashing, in case that was unclear.)
The Slate article linked above was actually pretty PRO-Hyperloop.
@KJ Does that rule just apply to Lululemon? Or are there other chain stores that are also exempt from negative criticism? Please advise.
On Change Bowl
I used to actually get a little nervous taking my masses of rolled coins to the bank. I could just imagine some bored security guard spotting me walking up to the counter with my small but strangely heavy bag and jumping to the conclusion that I had a gun. CoinStar has at least removed that bit of stress from my life.
@cryptolect I like Dollhouse a lot! I'm glad it at least got a second season, into which they crammed two or three year's worth of plot. Compared to Joss Whedon's other three TV series (so far), I'd say Dollhouse has less compelling characters, but a much more interesting premise than any of the others.
The thing that preys on my mind: If I buy half an hour's entertainment time with $2 extra food spending every day, as you describe, then that's $60 less I can apply to my debts every month. $720 a year.
On a trip a few months ago I discovered that, while I had packed toothpaste, I had neglected to check if there was anything more than a few molecules left in the tube. The desk at the hotel (actually, conference center) gave me toothpaste, but not a whole tube. Instead it was three or four single-use toothpaste packets. The very existence of those packets makes me think that hotels do consider toothpaste tubes too expensive to provide routinely.