On Here Is Your Open Thread

In unrelated news, my husband and I are in the process of switching from a bank to a credit union. It is a pain in the rear but I think it will be great in the long run. It was my one thing I put off for about a year and finally did last weekend. Yay for a not-for-profit financial institution!

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm 1

On The 35-hour Work Week

As someone tied to the time clock, I am definitely less efficient than I could be. I am in customer service, so even when there is absolutely nothing to do we have to be at our desks in case a customer calls or needs something. I get it, but I also hate it. Also you're supposed to look busy the whole time too, which adds another layer of annoying busy work.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm 0

On Soon Small Dogs Will Supplant The Human Race

Wait, is this supposed to be a bad thing? Since the low end of their range sits squarely in teenage pregnancy years, I'm gonna go with this is actually good news? Also life does not stop at 30 and people can (and do) continue to have kids for decades after this range.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm 0

On Help, My Freezer Doesn't Work. Also It Is Not a Freezer

I mean, owning a house can be a pain, but I at least I don't have to do this weird dance any more either. I would have agonized over something like this too. ETA: I live in the midwest so I could afford a house! No shame to renters! (Don't attack me, internet!)

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm 0

On The Cost of a Haircut in Various Cities, According to Square

Yes, Mike, every time I see your hair cut costs in estimates or on spending reviews, I about choke. I have long, thick hair and I rarely even spend half what you do! I can't figure out how a guy with short hair is paying that much. But I have also not found a stylist I love and go to repeatedly. And I am ok with going to Great Clips, etc, for the $15 cut once or twice a year.

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On Grateful for the Opportunity

I liked this a lot. I like the comments a lot too. So much of this is also relevant to my life.

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On Slashing Our Grocery Bills and Cooking on a Budget

Hmm, I know they can't give everything away because they want us to buy the book, but I'm not getting a feel for how this is a budget meal. Does the actual book give a cost range of each dish and/or a time length to make it? Are there suggestions for other meals to make with any ingredients not entirely used by a recipe? I love love love cilantro but never ever buy it because I can only seem to use about half before it goes bad. I know it's cheap, but I hate the waste. So, just being nit-picky here because I am not part of the cult. ;-)

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 11:15 am 0

On The Man Who Made 'Catan' While Hating His Day Job

Interesting. My family considers Catan to be the gateway drug to hard core board gaming. It's a good introduction to euro gaming and more niche titles. It definitely led to the board game expansion at our house, from one shelf of games to having to buy more shelves just for the expanding collection.

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:18 am 0

On Maybe We'll Soon Have Our Very First Cat Cafe

I could get behind this. And that's a great name!

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 11:11 am 0

On Computer Predicts the Balance of Your Bank Account

Dude, I think it's cheating. I literally put in my total, hit the button for the next question, and its first guess is about 1% off. HOW COULD IT DO THAT???

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm 1