On Get Rich! Be Stephen King; or, Share a Title with Him

@forget it i quit I don't really see how this is similar to domain squatting? I doubt Emily Schultz titled her book Joyland thinking one day some really prolific and popular author might title their new book the same thing and she'd get a bump in sales. Seems more like a random coincidence than a domain squatting type scheme.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:48 am 1

On Economic Theory of Dating Websites

I’m on Match.com and I use Tinder and honestly I’ve had way more luck on Tinder. I’ve even been proactive and sent emails to guys I’m interested in on Match and have gotten very few responses. Even though it’s a pay site people still seem pretty reluctant and/or not very serious. Maybe I’m doing it wrong but Match really hasn’t impressed me. Also I just love the Tinder model of only being able to chat with people if you’re both interested. I think it’s a perfect model for keeping women from getting inundated with messages, as well as finding people that are down for whatever you’re into (I’ve seen adds for all kinds of stuff and people are usually pretty straight forward with what they’re looking for). Basically I think we’re our own best filter.

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:17 am 0

On Goodbye 1 Thing

I did a One Thing today which was to call the DMV in my new state to get some paperwork sent to my lien holder so I can re-title/register my car like a good girl. I also need to physically go to the DMV after work today to get my new license (2nd attempt). UGH the DMV, even loosely explaining what I need to do is a nightmare! My next One Thing will be to find my bill of sale from when I purchased my car so I can prove to the DMV that I paid sales tax during said purchase and I shan’t be paying it again, as per their rules. I have basically an unlimited number of future One Things related to moving.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On When Movies Are Funded By Fans

@nogreeneggs That review was harsher than I'd intended...but I still stand by it. Poor Weevil :(

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 10:16 am 0

On When Movies Are Funded By Fans

@E$ I'm also a huge VMars fan and contributed to the Kickstarter but I was NOT satisfied with the movie. I thought the plot was pretty ridiculous actually. I just find it hard to believe that Carrie Bishop would become a huge Gaga-esque pop star but then date two boys from high school (one of whom was the thieving butler's son?). I just didn't find that aspect at all plausible...it was just a thin excuse to get Logan involved. I thought the corrupt city officials side-plot was much more interesting and wish that had been the main plot, they still could have had the high school reunion and the cameos (I was pleased to see Corny - the stoner - make an appearance) but the plot was just too far fetched for my taste. Some of the cameo's didn't even make sense (looking at you Celeste Kane). I also thought there were just way too many "Easter eggs" and cutesy fan references. The bottom line was that I thought the story was really weak, and the movie was no where near as good as the show. Plus, the movie was kind of a downer! As a fan, I was really disappointed and saddened by where the movie left Weevil, Mac, and Wallace. Also, Jason Dohring's navy suit was too big for him. (Team Piz forever!)

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

On Will You Still Love Me When I'm No Longer Young and Beautiful And Doing 1 Thing Successfully Each Thursday

@backstagebethy Ugh I just took my pup to her annual check-up/vaccination appointment and it cost me $96. It hurt, but she got some important vaccinations and my vet only charges for one office visit every year. So now if I need to go in for any reason for the rest of the year it's covered. Also, my vet praised me a ton on what good health my dog is in and how I'm such a good dog-mom so that made the $$ hurt less. Love getting praised.

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm 1

On Dick and Jane Both Work Hard, But Jane Pays the Bills

@eliza THANK YOU. This couple isn't getting by, they can only afford food by going into debt, that is not getting by ok! Maybe the arrangement was working out better a few years ago, but from the article it clearly hasn't been working for nearly 2 years.

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm 2

On Dick and Jane Both Work Hard, But Jane Pays the Bills

@SarcasticFringehead If he's eating anything other than what grows in their garden he tends I think Dick is expecting to be supported by Jane. He's made ZERO money for 3/4 of a year and the year before that he made barely enough to cover his half of the rent, how else would he expect to eat and live if not for Jane's income and support? Without Jane he wouldn't be able to afford housing or food. He has no livelihood, no way of providing life's necessities for himself.

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm 2

On Dick and Jane Both Work Hard, But Jane Pays the Bills

@ellabella Jane also mentions paying for Dick's supplies which would come out of that $580, aren't art supplies not cheap? If she's wracking up credit card debt just to pay for food I don't think their arrangement is really working out.

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm 1

On Dick and Jane Both Work Hard, But Jane Pays the Bills

@eliza I definitely agree with your comment. Sure I would love to spend all day every day making jewelry and knitting and traveling the world, but none of those things pay my bills. If I could find a way to make those things pay my bills that would be awesome, if not then they are just hobbies and things I like to do and not a livelihood. His art isn't making him any money, and it sounds like it's *costing* her money (she mentioned buying his supplies) so it's kind of ridiculous to me that he wouldn't get at least a part time job at this point.

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm 1