On How the Other Half Lives

@Beans My first cellphone wasn't too far off from a local auto body shop. I would get angry voice messages demanding to know why they never picked up or called back. (Um, because you called a random high schooler who keeps her phone off for hours while she's in class.)

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:19 am 0

On How the Other Half Lives

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:59 am 0

On This Woman Does Not Want to Pay For You To Swim With Dolphins

I hate clutter but love traveling, also my favorite dish set came from Ikea so it's not like I have refined taste. Basically I am pro pay-for-honeymoon. I think the part where people marry later and probably already have their own household goods is a factor in the honeyfund thing. One couple I know registered at Target for things like games for their new Wii back in the day.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:26 pm 1

On This Woman Does Not Want to Pay For You To Swim With Dolphins

@spottedwren Yeah, I was helping my parents do some major spring cleaning a few weeks back, and while a few items were remembered as wedding presents, they had no idea who they came from. Except for some things that came from my dad's best friend/best man, and I think my dad isn't going to forget the guy he's known since they were both 7.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm 0

On Where Pop Culture Goes to College

@MattMurdock They made these "moving pictures" based on the comic books, where all these things do occur, other than the Luthor typo.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm 0

On Where Pop Culture Goes to College

@Blondsak Yeah, but when it comes to popular culture, the best-known Carlton is from Bel-Air.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:42 am 2

On Where Pop Culture Goes to College

Having lived in Minnesota, I would like to speak on behalf of St. Olaf alums, who attended a real school with a top-notch music program, and not the fictional hometown of the "dumb" Golden Girl.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:07 am 0

On Hot Tips For Would-be Billionaire Butlers

I used to kinda want to be a butler, because I read too many Jeeves & Wooster stories as a kid. Also because being a ladies' maid sounded like a crap job. I also knew, inherently, that I was not cut out to be an actual lady...

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 8:50 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club: Rich Dad Poor Dad

@HelloTheFuture Honestly, kind of? The idea is basically that if you pray hard enough, God will make you rich. Having lots of earthly, material goods and money is a sign that God loves/blesses you. Mostly advocated by televangelists over the years. Obviously, there are problems when you try to line up Prosperity Gospel with Actual Gospel.

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 4:23 am 1

On Save More Money By Accepting That Life Is Cyclical; Meaningless

@nutmeg Otoh, saving money when you're unemployed and depressed because you never ever leave the house is likewise bad. NOT THAT I KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT.

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 3:31 am 0