On The Cost of Insomnia

@Gaelic for Failure (@thegirlieshow) I've done both of those things! They work really well when I'm going through a phase (right now I'm going through a phase where I cannot get enough sleep ever, so that's an entirely different story)

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:15 am 0

On How Do Our Brains Change When We Can Buy Anything We Want With One Click?

As evidenced by the fact that I was filled with dread all week waiting for my shoes to come from UPS, online shopping is not easy thing for me. I like to go to the store, try on and hold what I need to buy, and be done for it. Neither pair of shoes worked, so now I have to return the suckers. This "ordering online, waiting for it to come, having to print out a return thing and arrange a UPS pickup for the things I want to return" thing is for people with way more patience than I have.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@ceereelyo Target's maternity stuff is SO CUTE. I accidentally wandered into that section while browsing non-maternity wear last week.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm 0

On The Cost of Calling Off an Engagement

@Dana Cruikshank@facebook There needs to be a post about this. I'd be interested in what Billfolders paid for their weddings! Or their parents paid (not going to pretend like I paid for mine).

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@PicNic I'm going to Nordstrom Rack this weekend too! And TJMaxx. I need a black crossbody purse for our trip. And brown shoes. And black ankle boots!

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm 0

On It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Don’t Do 1 Thing

@Meaghano late to the game, but email one and text message the other. That's what my mom and I do when we're sending stuff like that!

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm 0

On To Pay Back Loans Faster, Go West, Young Man

Tennessee doesn’t have income tax either, for the most part. Our income places us solidly in the middle class (except Nashville's cost of living is insane) and we don't have to file a return. Our sales tax is 9.25% on everything, including groceries, and the tax on alcohol is even higher. The hotel tax on the hotel room my in-laws stayed in last weekend was 24.1%. I hate paying taxes on groceries, but like not having income tax so it’s kind of a draw.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm 0

On Things I Miss About Having A Real Job

This is actually the inverse of the question I've been asking myself this week ("What would I miss about this job, and is it enough to make me stay?") There are a lot of things I love about my job, but I think I'm looking for something more. That "something" is mostly money, but also a greater sense of purpose and long-term happiness.

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm 0

On It's Not the Clocks That Are the Problem

Combination of both! have to watch the clock to make sure my students are here when they're supposed to be, but most of my work can be completed as it gets done. No huge rush on... anything, really.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm 0

On Things I Am Looking For in The Mid-Sized City of My Dreams

@LookUponMyWorks Asheville is on my list of places I wouldn't mind living! Love it there.

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm 0