On The Doggy Bag Dilemma

The writer is missing out on some prime leftover opportunities. A good steak cooked medium rare at the restaurant reheats to a respectable medium for steak and eggs the next morning. And leftover rice makes great fried rice later in the week. I usually ask for extra at the end of the meal. Sometimes it's free, sometimes it costs a buck.

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm 1

On Increased Income and Decreased Generosity

@garli I decided a while ago that I'm too cheap to donate money, so I give blood instead. Plus, I've got sweet O negative running through my veins. Universal and invaluable.

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm 1

On What Minneapolis Does Right

It's super bikable, it's got an amazing music scene, the summers are beautiful, and it's affordable enough that I was able to buy a house on my own. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I've also heard that it's hard to make friends as an adult here, but isn't that true everywhere?

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Ginny Potter

Now I'm wondering what Ron would have done to keep his sister from getting pregnant.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $295,000

Clawfoot tubs! I just redid my bathroom and was lucky enough to pick up one that someone was tossing out. A little sanding, a couple coats of "soft iron"-colored spray paint (with glossy white for the feet), and it is looking sharp. I'm living the dream! Affordably!

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm 0

On It’s Time to Pony Up for an Accountant

@sherlock Me too. In 15 years, I've taken my taxes to an accountant exactly once, on recommendation from friends who insisted I'd get more back that way. When I came to pick up the paperwork, he said, "I did them exactly the same way you did them last year. You should just keep doing them yourself." He charged me $150. I think he felt bad.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm 0

On Why Don't American Women Bike To Work?

I live in Minneapolis and bike the four miles to work as long as the temperature is above freezing. I carry all my clothes in a messenger bag, but I also have a pair of kickass panniers if I need to haul more. I don't get helmet hair. (Pixie cuts FTW!) And I work in the creative department of an advertising agency, so no one cares if I look a little disheveled in the morning. (We all do.)

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm 0

On It's Utilities, Not Me-tilities

The water in my radiators is heated by gas. And this post just reminded me that there's no insulation (none) in the walls of my Minnesota house. I should probably do something about that.

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm 0

On Remembrance of College Interviews Past

I had no idea college interviews were so common. I applied and was accepted to three schools (two private and the Big Ten school I ended up attending) and never had to do one. Maybe I aimed low?

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0

On Jimmy John's Employees File Lawsuit Re: Working Off The Clock

Jimmy John's made headlines here in Minneapolis a few years ago for illegal union-busting tactics. And you can easily find photos of their asshole CEO posing with all the animals he killed while on vacation in Africa. JJ's is bad news.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 am 0