On The Cost of Camping When You Haven't Gone In 10 Years But Want To Be a Person Who Camps

@steponitvelma That is an excellent tip! Thanks. When I was getting back into camping / backpacking and didn't have anything, one of the colleges near me had a program where you could rent all sorts of gear for a reasonable amount. I bought a few things and would subsidize with rental stuff until I was camping regularly enough to justify it. Alumni received a discount, not sure how common this is among other colleges.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm 0

On Are Family Dinners Anti-Feminist?

I am a huge proponent of NOT letting dishes sit. If they sit overnight, especially on a week night, they're that much more likely to be sitting there all the next day. If I come home and there's a ton of dishes AND cooking to do, forget it.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm 1

On The Difficult Task of Putting a Price on Our Pet’s Health

Does anyone have any recommendations for pet insurance? We recently adopted a 5 year old lab and I'm a bit freaked out after reading this.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On Vision Benefits

@OllyOlly Same, my eye doctor has also told me this is ok. I use that crazy clear care hydrogen peroxide solution which I feel like extends the life of my contacts, but maybe that's not true! Who knows!

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm 0

On Just Because You Have a Standing Desk Doesn't Mean You Can't Sit Down

I have a standing / tall desk at work with a chair that is tall enough for me to sit when I want. I probably sit 60% of the day. Co-workers love to give me shit when I'm sitting at my standing desk. WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT STANDING ALL THE TIME?! We’re moving offices in a few weeks and I’ve been told that I will have to stand all the time because having a chair at my standing desk is a liability or something? I can’t bring the chair I have now. I’m a little nervous about it!

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On The Cost of Accidentally Dropping Your Phone

I spent $300 on a used Nokia Lumia 1020 from Ebay a few months ago because I wanted to have a really nice cell phone camera. After I’d had it for a week it stopped working entirely. AT&T replaced it for me because it was still under warranty with them (the phone is less than a year old) and didn't have any cracks or water damage. I almost didn't bother going in to AT&T because I figured they couldn't do anything with a third party purchased phone.

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm 0

On Taxes Are Due in Two Weeks. Remain Calm

I didn't pay my taxes for several years when I was young and dumb and ended up eventually paying the state double what I originally owed!

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm 0

On How Much Should the Dentist Cost?

Holy shit, after reading all these comments I can’t decide if I want to make a dentist appointment right away or knock my teeth out and call it good. I can get all the nutrition I need via a liquid diet, right?

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm 0

On I Bought a House When I Was 21

@knittinginheels yes, please make this happen

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0