On How a Times Square Spider-Man Does Money

This was way less depressing than I tought it would be (Confessions of a Superhero, the 2007 documentary, gives a much bleaker insight to this job... but those are people who really see it as their career. I hope Pedro can go to school and not end up like them)

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm 0

On The Cost of Things: Museums

Mexico City is the city with more museums in the world. I have visited less than 10 of them and I feel bad about that sometimes. They are usually free on Sundays, at least the ones funded by the government and I don't think there's a membership model

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 5:19 pm 0

On Mr. Biscuit's Rotten Summer

@scn231 omg that's such a CAT thing to do (and I'm a huge cat lover), don't drink enough water and freak out your people. And, of course, I also loved this piece and am glad Mr.B is OK.

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm 1

On Worth Waiting For: A Love Story

this was lovely, ester.

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm 1

On How Wizards Do Money: Harry Potter

the end is so perfect that I can ALMOST forgive you for ending this series. RONBLEDORE forever.

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:58 pm 0

On Helaine Olen Explains "Expenditure Cascades" As They Relate to Birthday Parties

om, yes. I used to have a small business bringing sugar cookies and decorating supplies to parties and I got hired for the most extravagant kids' parties. One involved a carrousel, like 5 different food booths and ponies.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm 1

On How Wizards Do Money: Rubeus Hagrid

I feel like i repeat my self with each one of these but I'm gonna say it again: IT WAS GREAT.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm 1

On Take the Vacation

@peacheater Mexican here. In Mexico they legally have to give you 6 vacation days the 1st year, 8 the 2nd and so on (I think the limit is 12, I've never been in a company that long) Most people I know take them every year, no guilt, but one of my boyfriend's coworkers just took a month long vacation with all her acumulated days.

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm 0

On Take the Vacation

@baf yup, me too. By February or March I usually know how I'm gonna spend all my vacation days. In 2014 I used them to go to weddings and to meet my boyfriend's parents. this year I want to go somewhere I've never been.

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 2:17 pm 0

On The Cost Of Things: Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed at 30

I have a few health issues that i refuse to treat yet, a byproduct of living all my childhood and teen years without health insurance. My parents only took me to the dr. if it was REALLY serious. But thankfully my dad did pay for my wisdom teeth removal when I was like 19. It was a local anesthetic, and the worst pain was getting the anesthesia.

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm 0