On Fifty Nifty Small Town Rankings

@Christy btw my apartment is like super affordable for the general dc area, for context.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm 0

On Fifty Nifty Small Town Rankings

@BillfoldMonkey I live in Chevy Chase! (In an apartment that is $1630/month for 1000sqft. and a cat.) It is lovely, though my neighbors don't always shovel. (I am literally at the chiropractor now treating my back after a fall on ice on Friday.) My apartment complex is full of actually middle-class people and is quite diverse. Chevy Chase seems really down to earth compared to the surrounding area. I wish I were kidding.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm 0

On The One-way Gift

I know I have, but I can't think of any examples at the moment. I do it for my girlfriend all the time, mostly in the form of books. But for others? I surprise-visited my bff in Florida last month--his fiancée knew about it but he was totally shocked. I did it as a surprise one-way gift--it was just to show him I cared about him, and I certainly don't expect any reciprocity.

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:59 am 0

On How a Woman Who Navigates the World as Her Own Savior Does Money

I am a nearly-lifelong Marylander and I would not move to the Virginia suburbs, so I totally understand your feelings.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm 2

On Location, Location, Location: Where To Move When You Could Go Anywhere

My girlfriend and I are going to do this! We're going to move from the DC area to Kansas City, because why not? It's just a matter of my girlfriend finding a job there so I can follow with my job. (I can work almost anywhere in the US.)

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm 0

On 38 Roommates in 10 years

This made me tally up my roommates. From August 2006 until May 2013, I had 22 different roommates. 14 of these were all roommates in the six-person house I lived in for three years in college. I loved that house. I got to live with some of my dearest friends in that house. My college recently bought it and uses it for offices, which is somewhat devastating.

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:44 am 0

On City vs. Suburb

@Christy have you ever been to Wunderbar in Covington? Maybe my favorite bar anywhere.

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:44 am 0

On City vs. Suburb

Suburbs, man. I grew up in a upper-middle-class suburb that was about 10 miles north of Baltimore, and I live in a upper-class suburb "that's totally its own town" that touches the DC line. They're very different places. I like my current suburb but the old one stifles. Perhaps that's because it's where I grew up? And I'd strongly prefer to live in Baltimore than in DC. All told, I think the ideal for me is a small city that's adjacent to a larger city. I really enjoyed my business trip to Covington, KY, across the river from Cincinnati. You get the smaller feel without a far drive to everything you need.

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:14 am 0

On The Cost of Living in a Non-Profit Women's Residence

@SnarlFurillo If I could get the all-woman communal living without the Jesus and with sex, I'd totally do it.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:58 am 1

On Are Business Cards Out of Style?

I don't but mostly because I'd want to spring for the gold embossing that my (ex?) boss has because it's so pretty. And I just haven't bothered. Like I haven't ordered checked for my new address even though I moved in July. Plus I'm in a bit of flux within my employer (good flux). Get them, Mike Dang!

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:55 am 0