On Working Over the Holidays Horror Stories

I worked Black Friday at Joann Fabrics every Thanksgiving when I was in college and it was The Best! I would get there at 4AM, there was a big potluck in the breakroom full of Thanksgiving foods, the managers, employees and most of the customers all had a really great attitude of "we are all in this together, and it was so busy the day flew by. Then I would be home by home by one, and spend the rest of the day watching Christmas specials in my pjs. It was exhausting, but my favorite shift of the year for sure.

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm 1

On Do Wa Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do 1 Thing

I sold my car today! I had been avoiding putting it on craigslist for a month because it seemed like such a huge pain, but I put it up last night, and sold it about an hour ago. So easy, but I can't believe how shady used car sales are!

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 8:46 pm 0

On Did Your Parents Lie About Your Age To Get Lower Ticket Prices, And Did That Scar You For Life?

My parents did this all the time- we did a lot of family ski vacations, and it is a very expensive sport! Years later, I met someone in marketing for a ski resort and they say they factor age exaggeration into the cost of their tickets- so they are almost expecting parents with 7 year olds to ask for an under 6 lift ticket.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm 0

On You Ask Me, 1 Thing Is Winning

@EvanDeSimone Ugh, my one thing today was also order more checks because I am completely out...and I am super annoyed about this because I am moving in two months, and will have to get new checks again!

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm 0

On Figuring Out a Career While Being Married to an Academic

oh man, I feel like I could have given this interview (minus the trust part) (and I just finished paying off my grad school loans!). One thing that is really nice about working at university is employees get tuition waivers for all classes, so I have started taking business courses, just in case we someday need to have more of an income then a Phd and MFA can provide us.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm 0

On Let 1 Thing Go

I hardly ever post, but I love the one thing posts! Now, I save up all my One Things for Thursdays and it makes doing them sooooooooooooooooooooo much better (and they actually get done!)

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm 0

On The Working-Class Heroes of Figure Skating

@sherlock That was exactly my takeaway from it. I work with a lot of dancers, which seems pretty similar to figure skating, where you really need to start training as a little kid and the financial commitment from parents seems enormous.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm 0

On Let's Start the New Year With Some Small Wins

I will be making my final student loan payment on February 1st! And then I will be drinking champagne and eating a steak.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 6:21 pm 0

On How a Professional Stage Actor Does Money

Gosh this is fantastic and so stressful! I also work in theatre, and while I've been very lucky to have full time employment in my field with benefits, its not very well paying and there's not a lot a chance for upward mobility.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:11 am 0

On Let's Discuss the Merits of Anthropologie (The Clothing Store, Not the Discipline)

@mormo Next time put it on your wish list or shopping bag. After it goes on sale it will disappear from the website, but will stay in your bag at an even lower price. I got a far too expensive shower curtain (and lots of other cute things for reasonable prices) there for $30 because I was willing to wait a while, and if they sold out in the mean time, I rationalized that it wasn't meant to be.

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 10:15 am 0