On Monday Check-in

I spend 700+ dollars on a 200+ year old piece of clothing. Needless to say i will be eating ramen noodles and trader joes rice for a while. (and am happy about my purchase)

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm 0

On How To Get EU Citizenship, Country By Country

Thank you for this. I desperately want my italian citizenship but thought it was off the table since my dad came here in the 60's and renounced his. My grandma still lives there so maybe there is hope!

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm 0

On Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

i have to convince myself to throw out thread. See I embroider a lot and somehow save the little pieces to embroider w later. I don't know why I do it. A color costs like .40 cents and has enough thread to last me till i die. Yet i keep retying the leftover parts on the spool for later use (yet i buy shoes that cost a sickening amount...)

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0

On Prudie on Having a Starving Artist for a Partner: DTMFA

@samburger i think as a woman there is a lot of pressure to stay with a man at any cost. However- as a man- there is a ton of pressure to leave a woman no matter how small the fault. I saw this all the time with my now ex. People couldnt fathom how/why i ended the relationship where as he was always being told to dump me for the most minor of things. Makes me very sad :(

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 9:11 am 1

On Spend More on an Austen than Austen Herself Made in her Life!

i have some books that i found at an estate sale for a few dollars. they are first editions from 1724 of speeches that help to herald the american revolution. Sadly they are very damaged and certainly not worht 120k. A girl can dream.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm 0

On The Cost of Owning a Pit Bull in the City, Pt. 1

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

On The Cost of Owning a Pit Bull in the City, Pt. 1

I cannot imagine finding an apartment with a pitbull in the city. I had such a hard time finding a decent place and all i have is a fixed, incredibly well behaved older cat. You would have thought i was trying to move in with an actual tiger.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm 0

On Spend More on an Austen than Austen Herself Made in her Life!

@loren smith ah i spend a lot of time buying antiques at auctions for this very reason. I am a collector and I can cut out the middle man. While i dont sell what I buy- i like to know that one day I can and potentially, at least, break even. It baffles me that people dont understand the difference. Particurally in regards to jewelry

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm 0

On "I survived the cancer but was fired from my job"

@jquick how would she apply without putting the location of her collage degree? I would almost guarantee she had to apply online in which case you arent turning in a resume but filling out one of those drop down menus. They dont give you the option of "refraining from saying where" I suppose she could have left off the degree all together but not only is that ridiculous to even have to think of- but from the sound of it she was new to the job market after taking time to raise her family. No degree and limited recent work experience shouldn't make it easier for her to get the job.

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm 1

On On Engagement Ultimatums

@Aequorea Victoria THIS. I cant fathom how the one with no biological timeline is the timekeeper. THIS MAKES NO SENSE. Full disclosure- at 33 I just last month broke up with my BF who is 39. While the issue of marriage was not the reason (we had other problems) He had no concerns over time where as I kept thinking if its not him- i Need time to be able to recover, heal, meet lots of people, find the right guy etc etc if i want kids. He, at 40, can easily go date someone 25 and not think twice about biology.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0