On Chatting About Amusement Parks

If I have to pick, I gotta go with amusement parks over water parks (I love roller coasters) but most amusement parks around me have water park areas, so in my family we usually hit the water park first thing before it gets too crowded, do all of that, change into dry clothes, and then do the dry rides. I find it really interesting that some places still make you pay per ride as opposed to having a single entrance fee. I always went with the single entrance ticket model when building parks in Roller Coaster Tycoon because it seemed unfair to do it the other way, since I never wanted to pay per ride at the fair or whatever. Of course, I'm the kind of person who gets there when it opens, stays until it closes, and rides literally everything.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm 0

On How the Baby-Sitters Club Does Money: Karen

Whew, I was SO WORRIED Karen would turn out to be a jerk, so this is a relief. (I was SUPER INTO the Little Sisters books because my name is Karen.)

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm 0

On My Boxes of Fiestaware

My grandma got me four sets of Fiestaware as my masters graduation present and at first I thought it was ridiculous because there's nothing wrong with my dishes from Walmart (if you ignore that a fair amount of the set is chipped or missing) but it turned out to make my first apartment by myself feel a lot more homey and permanent.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 9:30 am 0

On Why is Salad So Expensive AND The Solution to the Problem

@oh boy. I make a similar but less thrilling salad based on a Panera one they stopped making (romaine, chicken, black beans, corn, tri-color tortilla strips) and that ranch and BBQ sauce combination is the BEST.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm 1

On OMG Bathing Suit Shopping is the WORST

@LookUponMyWorks Yes, Lands' End forever! I still have suits that I got over five years ago that are still in good shape. My tip is to order a bunch of sizes and then return them to a store so you can skip the whole mail thing (which I'm terrible at). There's a Lands' End store near me but I think you can also return to some Sears stores.

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm 0

On Job of the Day: Public Librarian

I'm glad things like this exist to help me shed my childhood librarian dreams.

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:56 am 0

On How Much Is a Diet Coke Worth?

@shannowhamo I don't know if anyone's still checking this thread, but BIKE SHORTS. All the comfort of leggings and all the joy of feeling the breeze on your legs. I got a couple of two-packs of Danskin bike shorts from the Walmart website and they are life (thigh?) savers.

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:02 am 0

On Buying A First Car: The American Dream

@aetataureate What kind of sedan do you have? I live in one of the top five snowiest places in the US and I have an Elantra right now and it slides all over the place.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm 0

On Buying A First Car: The American Dream

@Nibbler All of a sudden everyone I know is super into Subaru, so maybe I do want that!

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0

On Buying A First Car: The American Dream

This was hilarious, if not exactly what I was hoping for. (I want to get a new car but am overwhelmed with the all of the options so I was hoping he would also want a smallish new SUV instead of a used sedan and thus maybe the decision would be made magically for me. That said, I'm not even convinced the SUV part is necessary, maybe I just need a sedan with AWD. DECISIONS.)

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:28 am 0