On Screwing Myself With The Credit Card I Swore I'd Pay Off Every Month

This is exactly why I got a credit card from our bank (which has better rewards anyway) and cut up the one we used to have. It is so nice to be able to see my credit card balances in the same place as my bank accounts and I can set up transfers really easily. I highly recommend it. It makes the situation of leaving your debit card in your coat or whatever no big deal at all.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 4:22 pm 0

On Job Of The Day: Holiday Dog Sitter

I hadn't heard of dog vacay but I almost used a similar site, Rover, to find dog sitting for my dog one time last year. It ended up that there were no sitters on Rover with availability for the time I needed so I had to take him to a boarder, but I may use it in the future. I'd love to know if anyone has good or bad experiences with it!

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:43 am 0

On A Drunk Stole My Kale. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

@megra That's terrible! Yeah most bike thieves in Chicago know what they're doing. My friend had her wheels stolen in like 3 minutes which required a specific and unusual size hex wrench. The thief of my bike was just some idiot opportunist I think, but it's still upsetting.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:42 am 0

On A Drunk Stole My Kale. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

@Morgan OMG, my nightmare.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:34 am 0

On A Drunk Stole My Kale. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

My bike was stolen in Chicago, twice actually, because I got it back the first time. About a week after it was stolen I saw some a-hole riding it down the street in front of my house! The thief had broken a railing to which the bike was locked so my freaking U-lock was still on it, held out of the gears with wire ties. I followed the rider to a corner store where he happened to stop and confronted him (probably really dumb, but I was pissed) and he tried to defend himself for a minute but when I pointed out my lock he said "Fine! If it's really yours then take it!" So I did. I don't forgive him though, so I don't consider it redemption for him. Then the same bike was stolen again a few months before we moved out of the city, this time from my INSIDE stairwell. Ugh, thieves are the worst.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:34 am 0

On On Engagement Ultimatums

"What kind of marriage,” they ask, “can be built upon such a straightforward and unromantic request?" Uh, a good enough one? Almost nothing about marriage is very romantic, at all. Whoever said this is either very lucky to have a partner who is a mind reader that caters to their every wish, or hasn't ever been married. An ultimatum doesn't have to be "handed down". It can simply be a conversation of what each person wants. If they want the same things, consider it decided and one or both parties take action. If desires differ, a compromise must be made or the relationship will end. This extends beyond just deciding to get married or not.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm 3

On Checking the Transactions

Oh timely! I have a similar issue that I am not sure what to do about. Last week I went out to lunch with some co-workers and we all paid separately with cards. Yesterday I was looking at my transactions and saw that I have two charges from the same restaurant for that day, one for $12 even and one for $18.-- I always round up to an even number on my tips, plus I remember the cost, so I know the $12 was mine. I am pretty sure they just accidentally swiped my card twice when they took all our cards to pay. But now I'm not sure what to do... call the restaurant? Call the bank? I'm sure my card info was not stolen and used again at the restaurant where I also happened to eat. I don't want to deal with the hassle of cancelling it and getting a new one, so what to do?

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:55 am 0

On How to Eat Right, Office Lunch Edition

@seakelps That's awesome! What a great idea. The salad bar at my work cafeteria is the most expensive thing and its not even that good, so I never get it, even when a salad would sound good otherwise. :(

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm 0

On The Ethics of Only Selling Clothes for the Very Thin

@bgprincipessa Yeah I lived in Kansas and the mall closest to me had one in the late 90's- early 00's. I couldn't shop there but my cousin looved it.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:49 am 0

On The Ethics of Only Selling Clothes for the Very Thin

I think this really sucks for young girls, but that’s not really the problem of Brandy Melville (the name of which actually sounds like a mean girl, so that’s fitting I guess) unless it harms them financially, which it probably won't but who knows. Exclusivity can sometimes backfire. But as an adult who is plus sized and can’t shop in mainstream trendy stores anyway I don’t care. This is nothing new for me. I mean, for all I know madewell or whoever could be doing the same thing because for me, they already are. I don’t really see that much difference between stopping at size 2 and size 12. In fact that might be worse, at least in my experience. When I was a teenager I was the only one of my friends who couldn’t shop in juniors sections, which I shed many tears over, unfortunately. But if there had been stores like this one maybe only a couple of my friends actually would have been able to shop there. I don’t think that would have stung so badly to be excluded from that small of a group.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:43 am 0