On Meet Me in St. Louis -- or El Paso, Oklahoma City, or Little Rock

@Thuja Wow, you just captured how I feel about those stickers. I never had the words before. You aren't that far from me, really. My mother thinks I live in a ghetto because my neighborhood is mixed-race, and also a mix of ages and classes. I just like to be able to ride my bike to the zoo.

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0

On Meet Me in St. Louis -- or El Paso, Oklahoma City, or Little Rock

@@fo I live just over the city county border, in the county (old neighborhood, 100 year old house). But I work in Illinois. I can technically take mass transit to work, but there is only one bus from the train station to my work, and my work life is not that flexible, hours-wise. If there was one thing I would change, it's transit. Oh and the horrible race relations. @Thuja Yeah, the CITY stickers

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0

On How Much is Too Much for a Root Canal?

@limenotapple Also I'm paying an extra $300 to be knocked the hell out. see the part about being a total wuss.

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm 0

On How Much is Too Much for a Root Canal?

This is really relevant to my needs. I have to get 3 root canals and one extraction and one implant because I am a total wuss who has not gone to the dentist in 15 years and oh did I mention I am also a night grinder? My insurance caps out its payment per year at $1500. It totally blows. I can finance it through Care Credit for free for up to two years, which is nice, I guess, but I'd still rather go on a fancy vacation.

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm 0

On How Much is Too Much for a Root Canal?

@polka dots vs stripes I have just signed up for Care Credit, because I have a 12,000 dental bill. I could have written a check for it, but Care Credit does offer free financing for whatever period you select (since my bill is so high I could have stretched it out further). GE Capital Credit has a lot of complaints online, so I am making sure to stay on top of this one. But insurance capped out at $1500 per calendar year, and I am in too much pain to stretch this into the next calendar year!

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm 0

On Meet Me in St. Louis -- or El Paso, Oklahoma City, or Little Rock

I love my house payment. I like how much disposable income I have. Our motto? "St. Louis...it's not that bad".

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 10:06 am 2

On Which is Objectively Worse, Burger King or McDonalds, Sbarro or Pizza Hut?

@erinep Culver's is great! I will gladly pay a little more for one of their butterburgers.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm 1

On Which is Objectively Worse, Burger King or McDonalds, Sbarro or Pizza Hut?

Well, I love Chipotle, but I wouldn't consider it to be cheap. I think that's why people pick some of the lower things on the list...they are really, really cheap. Cici's...you can stay there for a long time and really fill up on $5, and if that's the only meal you're going to get that day, why not make it last and really get your money's worth? I don't really understand why everyone loves Panera so much. I guess it's better than a lot of fast-food choices, but I always feel like I paid too much. I love Schlotzky's, but sadly, they aren't around my neck of the woods anymore. I have to be pretty desperate to eat some things on that list.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm 0

On Only Suckers Don't Buy Generic

@andnowlights I was going to mention flour, for when I bake (otherwise I don't care) and cereal. Also, the generic of my face wash is different even depending on where I buy it. The Walgreens brand is different from the Target brand, which is different from the name brand. It all worked out for me, but my husband had some skin issues from the Target one.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm 0

On Do 1 Thing Baby Just Do 1 Thing

My one thing was Tuesday...go to the dentist after a 15 year hiatus and face my fear because my pain is so intense it's just....ugh. Haven't done the work yet though! SO MUCH DENTAL WORK JUST KNOCK ME OUT.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm 0