Logan/commentors, help a pathetic lady out! I have the same issue and basically just tweeze and use various hair-removal creams, because no one ever taught me how to go to a salon, and now I'm scaaared. How much does waxing/threading hurt? How can I not look like moron when I go in the first time? Any recommended NYC salons for newbie dorks?
@la_di_da Actually, I've found Suave dry shampoo to work better than the fancy brands. Never tried any of their other styling products, though.
@megsy seconded! And never, ever Red Pack. Ugh.
Also, I don't know why you people are messing around with Dayquil etc. when Mucinex exists and is a magic drug from the gods.
The generic versions of Tampax "Pearl" tampons are usually fine - there's no way for a plastic applicator to fall apart, really (*knocks on wood*). They're not the cheapest generic in the store, but they're cheaper than actual Tampax Pearl. Also: PEANUT BUTTER. $6 or whatever for Skippy Super Chunk is WORTH IT.
Really good point about the clothing costs! Comfy, durable shoes and outerwear are a must. As a subway commuter, I've also invested in an e-reader, which I definitely would not have bought otherwise, but 400-page hardcovers were starting to give me a back problems. Still, (relatively) small prices to pay for the freedom, convenience, free exercise and environmental friendliness of a car-free life.
@sophia_h I think you're being kind of rough on Rod here. Based on my reading, he's not telling anyone else that their way of dealing with depression/anxiety is wrong, just explaining how he does it. If facing his feelings and using them as part of his art help him, good for him. It wouldn't work for everyone, but he's found a helpful system, which is really all that any of us are looking for, right?
Ok, so I have been on similar quest for years, and I may as well crowdsource it here. I can die happy when I own: A big bag With lots of pockets That is leather (or something else classy-ish/office-appropriate?) That also (and herein lies the rub) CONVERTS FROM A CROSS-BODY BAG TO A BACKPACK Yeah, I said it. Any recommendations? Bueller?
@Heckyes @RVA_TXN thanks guys! I'm on the hunt for FluMist today, even with the caveats in mind...
Okay, here's the thing: I totally think that flu shots are good idea and as someone who generally tries to take care of my health, I'd like to get one. BUT I have some pretty serious phobias/panic issues (yes, I'm in therapy), one of which includes needles. Yes, I rationally realize that a tiny pinch of pain is totally worth a year's worth of immunity to the flu, but panic attacks don't really work rationally. So, because I refuse to have a complete flip-out in the Duane Reade pharmacy aisle, does anyone know about this FluMist business? Does it work, where is it available?