On Sharing Time: How Much Did You Spend on Presents This Year?

@nell Infinity scarf? Starbucks gift card? (Have I outed myself as basic???)

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm 5

On Getting Cold Feet About Your Wedding ... Dress

@TheDilettantista It's not going to destroy the budget ...it just feels wrong to spend so much on a dress!

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm 0

On Getting Cold Feet About Your Wedding ... Dress

@Allison Amen. Centerpieces are dumb.

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm 0

On Getting Cold Feet About Your Wedding ... Dress

@andnowlights okay, I could probably find another dress I like just as much, right? There are a million white dresses out there. But this one was the platonic ideal for me. And it is one thousand nine hundred dollars WHICH is insane. I guess my therapist would say this is Unwarranted Guilt. I haven't even spent the money yet and I'm already feeling guilty about it. But then again, you only get ONE wedding dress, right? (g-d willing) (this is what the WIC wants me think right) I'm sorry about your wedding dress. I definitely want to avoid obsessing that I picked the wrong one.

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm 0

On Alumni Giving Season

@avidbiologist I tried to say this below but you did it better! Should have read before I commented!!!

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm 0

On Alumni Giving Season

Hmmm. I wrote a check to my alma mater yesterday. It was a small amount, to be sure, but I feel good about contributing to a fund that provides scholarships to students (including me, not so long ago). I mean, I regret spending large amounts of my parents' and my own money on my degree, which I easily could have gotten elsewhere, but I don't want current scholarship kids to suffer for it. Without the scholarship I am helping pay for now, past me could not have attended that school, and would not have met my fiancé, so I'm calling the $25 a year worth it? (I also give to my local NPR station, Planned Parenthood, and nonprofit I used to work for (and hated), all in small amounts ... so it's not like my alma mater is taking my tiny dollars away from other worthy organizations?)

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm 0

On Getting Cold Feet About Your Wedding ... Dress

AHHHHHH. I have a similar but opposite problem. I found such a lovely dress (it was literally the first one I tried on!). I walked out of the shop sure I would buy it. One week later, I'm like "is it too expensive? this is just one dress! Do I really need to spend this much??" helpppppp, Ester, I need your advice.

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

On One American's Search for a Bank Account Abroad

@@fo Rude.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm 3

On In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

@honey cowl And Denver is the best. #303

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0

On In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

@steponitvelma Portland has Seattle beat on the public transit front by a factor of 1,000.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0