On The Cost of Halloween, Part 1: Costumes

I'm hosting a villains-themed party and going as Professor Umbridge. Got a hot pink blazer for $10 at a thrift store, using a dress and shoes that I already have. Not sure about hair accessories yet. Where the expenses will really hit is the party supplies - i.e. alcohol.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Stan Shunpike

Thanks for giving Stan a happy ending.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@Liz the Lemur Also the signature cotton tights by Foot Traffic are amazing. Stretchy and warm, not likely to run, not too heavy for early fall/late spring. Winter requires fleece-lined tights for me, which I've gotten at Nordstrom Rack before.

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@Allison Sock dreams! That's where I got these awesome fox socks fox socks

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:51 pm 0

On An Interview With a Friend Who Got Bedbugs The First (And Last) Time She Used VRBO

AAAAAAAH! Honestly in this case I would advocate for burning that house down. You'd be doing a public service.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:53 am 0

On Fall Fashion

Just a had a clothing swap this weekend, thank goodness. I'm still anxiously awaiting my order of tights and knee socks though.

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm 0

On Need an Action Figure of a Dead Loved One? Meet Jeff Staab

This interview is incredibly fascinating. However, perhaps even more fascinating is the "Bad Girl" cremation action figure. action figure Note: There are many urn choices that are lovely (the birdhouse urns looked particularly nice), and I'm sure the above action figure is lovely to someone.

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm 0

On Wages For Housework!

Who is Milad Doroudian and did they find him in a freshman seminar?

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm 5

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