On The Cost of Fostering Kittens

What an awesome thing to do, Angela! And don't forget, there could be possible tax deductions for fostering pets for charitable organizations.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:46 am 1

On Only Suckers Don't Buy Generic

@eeyore swiffer dry things? have i not searched hard enough? (hi~)

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm 0

On Soon We Will All Enter Through The Poor Door

@Ester Bloom Ah, I did read it here!

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm 0

On Soon We Will All Enter Through The Poor Door

This reminds me of a NYT article (which I think was posted a while back) about how some rent-regulated tenants do not get the same amenities as the market-rate tenants in fancy lottery buildings or buildings that have upgraded since market-rate tenants have flooded in. The reasoning behind that is that rent-regulated apartments are subjected to NYS HCR rules, and any changes to the services/amenities that rent-regulated tenants have access to has to go through the state agency. This is a headache for landlords. I don't know if that's the reasoning behind poor door?

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0

On As New Hosts on AirBnB, My Husband and I Sort of Break Even

@Ester Bloom I, too, was going to comment that Asheville is a great vacation spot and generally awesome place to live.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:39 am 0


This movie is SOOO GOOD.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:20 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I didn't do a Thursday estimate, but here's my check-in! Thursday: After work, I bought a 12-pack of seltzer water (-$4) and a bottle of rum (-$22.45) so I could relax at home making mojitos. So many mojitos. Friday: The BF and I went to Queens to have veggie dim sum with my mom & grandma. We all fought over who got to treat, but my mom prevailed and paid for the meal. We then went back to Brooklyn for a roof top party to see fireworks. A spend-free day and early night. Saturday: Covered someone's day shift because everyone was away this weekend (+$60 after taxes?) then had dinner at a vegan-friendly burger place (-$26). I over-ate and did not feel well so I went to bed early instead of karaoke-ing until 4AM like my BF and roommate did. Sunday: Laundry (-$3.25) then groceries (-$14.84) and generally hanging out in the apartment. I made so much food for this work week. Roomie and I got into a Netflix vortex and had to go out to buy nacho ingredients (-$9.69) while watching movies. Total: Spent only $80.23 and worked a few hours, so net expenditure was probably twenty bucks or so.

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:20 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Julie I was tempted by the Zoya deal but I looked at my nail polish drawer and realized I have way too many bottles already...

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:58 am 0

On What's the Most You've Ever Won/Lost Gambling?

I bought a $2 scratch lottery ticket to celebrate my 18th birthday and won $5. That's as much gambling as I'll do...

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:54 am 0

On The Cost of Being Exposed to HIV While Uninsured

Wow. Thank you for sharing your story.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm 0