On A Costume Designer Gives You 4 Ways to Win Halloween

Re: underpaid/overscheduled: this is so true, which is why I often go as "myself" for Halloween. Also, I don't want to hear the awesome costume concept my friends would like me to make for them because they think it'd be a fun project for me to do for free. PS AWESOME ARTICLE!!

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm 0

On I Don't Get Las Vegas

@TheDilettantista "I hate Disneyland. It primes kids for Las Vegas." - Tom Waits

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:25 am 0

On "Shortsighted, Cheap, and Unethical: Cash Only."

I know a lot of small business owners and most of them are working on surprisingly razor-thin margins, especially when they're just starting out. I always use cash at these places when possible.

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm 0

On Save Your Money, Stick to Wine

Here in the SF bay area, wine is a ripoff - they want $9 for a pedestrian chardonnay I can get for $12 a bottle at BevMo.Even a $10 Moscow Mule is a better deal.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm 0

On So You Want to Quit Your Job and Open a Bar

@Katni That sounds like being a bar investor, not so much a bar owner.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:59 am 0

On So You Want to Quit Your Job and Open a Bar

@lemonadefish "My dream is to never own a small business." This is also my dream. In the several times I've struck out on my own, the amount of work I had to do to earn every dollar was so much more than the work I would do paper-pushing for someone else that I realized it wasn't for me. I like free time and paid vacations too much.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:56 am 0

On Read This Guide to Interview Clothes And Feel A Modicum of Control Over Your Destiny

Actually, orange is a friendly and team-oriented color associated with fun and physical activity (which is probably why it's a no-go for many corporate jobs). Orange is a great accent color for customer-service related positions. (See logos for: Nickelodeon, Home Depot)

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm 0

On Another Question About Adult Industry Work and Marriage, Answered Badly

I dunno, it's pretty easy to get blackballed in the IT industry. I think the LW has a concern.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm 0

On Cooking: Secretly The Worst?

@Penelope Pine I know you're talking about take-out, but you remind me of an issue I have with the foodie comfort food prosumer cooking set - how can people eat like that every day and not gain a ton of weight? If you're making a wild mushroom risotto with butter for everyday eating, you're taking in 1000 calories for dinner alone! I'll try something Smitten-Kitcheny on the weekends with friends, but during the week I'm strictly a clean eater.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm 0

On Cooking: Secretly The Worst?

@Katni "I decided this morning that we'll be having BLT's and canned tomato soup for dinner tonight because I am out of creativity, patience, and fucks to give this week" My mother is an amazing cook and the meal you describe here is basically what we ate 200 days out of the year growing up.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0