On Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a Restaurant is Cheating Y/N

@garli Yeah wtf was that about

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm 0

On Building a Better Pancake

Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Pancake and Waffle Mix. Butter and cinnamon and sugar on top. Done.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0

On Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a Restaurant is Cheating Y/N

@Allison See my comment below -- sounds like we are in roughly the same boat.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:09 am 0

On Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a Restaurant is Cheating Y/N

Only cheating in the same way that hiring a housecleaner is cheating, by which I mean: totally not cheating. When your family doesn't all live in the same place, and parents and grandparents are too frail to host and too frail to travel to another city for someone else to host, your options are really limited. Why manufacture a guilty feeling about that?

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:06 am 7

On The End of Signatures at the Checkout Counter

Mike! I sign my name AND write "SEE ID" on the back on my card. So I figure I'm covered in both cases. Because I have SEE ID, I do get asked for my ID fairly regularly, actually. Plus I figure it's a deterrent for someone who would try to steal my card and use it in person.

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:34 am 1

On Getting Your Email to Behave

This is adorable! And I was just thinking about how other peoples' productivity systems (or lack thereof) work for them but might drive another person up the wall. It genuinely makes my dad angry that my mom has 20,000 unread emails in her inbox but it doesn't bother her at all! I thought having that many unread emails might be a parent thing, but a friend of mine in her 20s has about that many, too.

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:10 am 0

On Whoops, the $522 Haircut

That happened to me once, the first time I got my hair colored. It was an all-over color, but it was still $150. Gahhh! I was 22 and making $1500/month then.

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:03 am 0

On Lost Luggage

My bag didn't make it onto my connecting plane once, but it was delivered to me a day later. Not fun but not the end of the world. However, I wish I had known or thought to contact my credit card companies (AmEx and Discover), which reimburse for "travel essentials" if your bags are delayed by a certain amount of time. Has anyone ever utilized this service?

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On The Art of Asking for a Discount

Reminds me of this essay, "When 'Life Hacking' is Really White Privilege" https://medium.com/get-bullish/a5e5f4e9132f

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm 3

On Some Costs Associated With My Roommate’s Boyfriend

@EM I don't understand how people like that girl find other people willing to date them.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:14 am 0