On The Best Books About Class

@la_di_da Yes!

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm 0

On Introducing, Ester

That baby is the cutest thing since ever. Welcome to the team!

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:52 am 1

On Hustles

This probably doesn't count as a hustle (because it doesn't generate any income) but when I was very poor and still a smoker, I used to just buy zig zag papers and then forage for butts in ashtrays and then empty out the tabacoo and reroll them into new cigarettes. Gross, but cheap! Then I read Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London and read about tramps from that era pulling the same trick, so second lesson: there are no new hustles.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm 2

On Here Is Your Open Thread

Oh man! So I have to confess that I love watching Dota2 games (I play also, but not even in the same ballpark as the pros). It's kind of like the difference between playing any sport and watching a professional play said sport. It's sometimes fun to watch people do something really, really well. I do wish they were salaried, rather than playing for pots, but maybe that will happen in the future. I still feel less guilt about it than when watching football, on account of the concussions and (as I learned from the billfold) terrible labor practices for the cheerleading staff. BTW, has anyone else seen Free to Play? (http://store.steampowered.com/app/245550/) I came away like Na'Vi a lot more than I had before.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm 1

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2014 Check-in

@atruck Spite lattes truly are the best.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:06 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2014 Check-in

I spilled the beans earlier in the Monday check-in thread, but *drumroll please* tiniest loan annihilated! So that first zero balance is there and I can move my snowball along to the next target. Huzzah!

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm 5

On Monday Check-in

@LookUponMyWorks Aww thanks! It's a long slog with very few victories, so I've been logging in to check on that zero balance every 10 minutes or so. Still there.

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 10:07 am 0

On Monday Check-in

So this is more a check-in about throwing some money at my problems (did I miss this month's?) but the big news around the Bean household is that I have finally knocked out the tiniest of my student loans. Other than that, I spent $10 on garden stuff and another $10 on tacos at a charity fundraiser.

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 9:16 am 1

On 1 Thing Is Gonna Melt All This Stuff

@ceereelyo That's brilliant! I was also so into boxes at that age (still am a collector of cute mint tins). Love it.

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 9:40 pm 0

On 1 Thing Is Gonna Melt All This Stuff

@Heather Funk@facebook Congrats! Both on the impending wedding and to your BF for finishing their diss!

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm 0