On I Got a Great Clip at Great Clips

@francesfrances My most recent haircut is her current bob.

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm 0

On Are Family Dinners Anti-Feminist?

My family grew up eating and cooking together. From what I remember my mom and dad (who both worked) shared the cooking duties - my mom did most of the shopping though. I never used to understand why she would get irritated when she would ask me and my brother "what do you want to eat for dinner this week?" and we would respond with "I dunno... whatever." Thinking of meals is hard! Currently my boyfriend and I plan/shop together, but he usually does most of the cooking, and I usually do most of the dishes. Tangent: when my brother was little, whenever my mom asked him what he wanted to eat for dinner, he would say spaghetti every single time. So my parents did an experiment where we had spaghetti every day for a month (with varying salads and sides) to see if he would notice and get tired of it. I wised up around week 2, but at the end of the month, my brother still wanted spaghetti every day.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm 1

On In an Age of Tablets, Are Calculators Still Relevant?

I remember being appalled at the cost of a graphing calculator in high school. I think there were maybe calculators you could use at school if you didn't have one, but I don't think you could take them home. And TI really does have a monopoly on the high school market. Teachers want kids to be able to follow along when they explain how to use the calculator, which is much easier if everyone has the same one. Since it's a device that doesn't connect to the internet, students can't cheat. So in short, yes, the TI is still relevant for approximately 4-8 years of one's life.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:35 am 1

On How Bad Does Your Landlord Have to Screw Up to Justify a Month’s Free Rent?

Your landlord and Meghan's landlord should hang out.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm 2

On It's a Weird Day. Let's Rank States!

This will be a continuing series with all the other regions of the U.S., yes?

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm 1

On The Cost of Climbing

@Senna I just realized/remembered that another cost of climbing is that some of my button-down shirts made for delicate arms no longer fit my forearms. Worth it though.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:47 am 0

On The Cost of Climbing

Ahh climbing. So great, so much money. I also climb mostly in the gym, but midwest cost of living is cheaper I guess - membership to a company that has 2 gyms in the Twin Cities is $389 for the year if bought on sale. I haven't yet had any injuries - knock on wood. I've started climbing outdoors some, but only with friends who have the gear for outdoor climbing. That's an investment I'm not quite yet wiling to make.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:28 am 1

On Lucky Numbers: On Playing The Lottery While Broke

Too much excitement/anxiety for me. That and I still haven’t been able to shake the “gambling is the devil” pounded into my brain during childhood. But I'm very happy for those who enjoy it and win. :)

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm 0

On How Much is Too Much for a Root Canal?

Reading this and thinking "I should really start flossing regularly."

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm 3

On "So, What'll You Have?"

Usually I go with whatever tap beer I'm in the mood for. However, this strategy works because I usually go to bars that have craft beer on tap. Otherwise usually go for a whiskey ginger or gin and tonic.

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm 0