On The ABCs of Grad School Should Include "ABD"

Motivating yourself to work on the dissertation is the hardest part. Because no one really cares but you! I had a good adviser and I made her set arbitrary deadlines for me, where the only real consequence was that I would feel like I had disappointed her. Which, she wanted me to finish but she was never actually disappointed. Finishing is also pretty anti-climactic. It is a handshake and maybe a celebratory lunch, then better have/get a job!

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0

On The Gender Gap Starts at Home -- With Your Allowance

Our allowance was based on chores, but they were voluntary and each had a set amount linked to it. My parents were early on the gender equality train!

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 11:21 am 0

On Monday Link Round-Up: Class Matters; Are Belts (and Fathers) Undervalued?

I enjoyed Maleficent!

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 10:16 am 0

On WWYD With a Five Figure Check?

This actually happen to my husband and me. We had thought his grandmother's money had been used up in caring for her, but it turns out she had A LOT of money, which was split between her 3 daughters. My mother-in-law then decided to give each of her children the max allowed before it becomes taxable, $14000. So we bought a new car. This was excellent timing as my husbands car had started to fall completely apart and was costing us a ridiculous amount of money.

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:52 am 1

On $1 Million Isn't Cool. You Know What's Cool?

I would have watched that version of Joe Millionaire.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm 1

On There's a New Chicken King in Town

I would say I boycott them, but that involve actually wanting their food. If I ever feel like fried chicken (unusual to begin with), there are so many options here (North Carolina) that Chick-fil-a falls pretty far down on the list.

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 11:50 am 1

On Lizard Heads, Frogs, Crickets: The Things We Find in Our Lunch Salads

I understand why people would be freaked out over lizards/bugs in their food, but I don't really understand why it is news. Other than the fact that people don't understand how food production works and things don't magically appear fully prepared? I wonder if kids are super confused about old cartoons where people bite into apples and there is a worm.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:34 am 1

On Let 1 Thing Go

I really enjoy 1 thing! I get through my day by making a do to list in the morning. As long as I cross off 1 thing I consider the day a success. I also really enjoy Logan's writing style and this is a good place to see at least a little of it.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 9:22 am 0

On To Video Game Buyers, Longer Often Feels Better

@aetataureate Agree with both of you! And I hesitate to pay $10 for a 2-3 hour movie.

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm 0

On To Video Game Buyers, Longer Often Feels Better

I tend to calculate a cost-effectiveness for my games (I am strange), so I prefer longer ones. But that doesn't necessarily mean the story is 100 hours long. If a game is short but I want to play it over and over again that works too! For example, Bastion is a short game at the $15 price point, but is (1) amazing, and (2) re-playable both for the story and the way you play it. And the Assassin's Creed games have stories you can get through in a few hours but if you do everything (pirating!) it can be a much longer experience.

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0