On I Spent $400 On A Man's Watch -- And I Feel Great About It

@mariajoseh also, Ester, everything you write about your husband makes me teary-eyed <3

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm 1

On I Spent $400 On A Man's Watch -- And I Feel Great About It

I too want to see the watch! I love watches and, even more, vintage watches. My father used to find great ones and resell them. Two watches-and-money-anecdotes: The summer I was 15, I worked on my granparent's shop and used my earnings to buy an awesome Swatch watch. My friends couldn't believe that was what I chose to do with my money, but I never regretted it. Two years ago my mom gave me a CK watch for Xmas (I had been saving for a vintage one but then decided to use the money for a cross country move). When my aunt saw it she said: "it's just like you, no nonsense." It's one of the best thing anyone's ever said to me. I AM like my watch.@mariajoseh also, Ester, everything you write about your husband makes me teary-eyed <3

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm 2

On Fond Memories Of Take Your Kid To Work Day

This comment thread is so fun! My father is a salesman and he kept an office in my grandparent's stationery shop downtown. I went there a lot and loved it. I used to run errands with my dad or gandpa and those are the fondest memories I have of our relationship. Both of them love the city and instilled me that love through stories about the buildings and the people. Their shop was very old school and they sold really odd stuff, like paper bags for popcorn and even air pistols. I worked there a few summers and it gave me great life experience but I really don't have a salesperson's personality.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm 0

On Fond Memories Of Take Your Kid To Work Day

@strangemagic everything about this story, including your avatar, is perfect.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm 0

On The Cost of Driving My Parents Home from the Hospital

just one more comment saying that this was really good.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:20 pm 0

On Marriage, Money, and Compromise

@Derbel McDillet it does and you're right. When it was his place I didn't care about laundry, I just noticed. Now I have to decide if it matters to me enought to talk/fight about it or if I can let it go.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm 0

On Marriage, Money, and Compromise

@ronswansonluva Yeah, I've been living woth my bf for 2 months and so far nothing has surprised me. Yesterday I complained that it takes him forever to put away laundry but I also said "but I knew that about you before and still moved with you"

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm 0

On Marriage, Money, and Compromise

@mariajoseh was* I WAS thinking... and other* and blue* I have a new keyboard and I'm not used to it yet.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm 0

On Marriage, Money, and Compromise

@lisaf !!! I as thinking about Brian and Lisa the otehr day, just out of the blu, as one does. I'm glad you're still together and really look forward to that update

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm 0

On The Sistercation

Now I want to travel with my sisters!! but the youngest is just 15, so maybe we need to wait a few years. They come visit me sometimes, but we've never traveled to a different place together.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm 0