On Sharing Time: How Much Did You Spend on Presents This Year?

1. $140 so far, but I'll probably spend $100-$150 more. So let's say $300! 2. $50 3. $3 4. No! I had to log in to my bank account yesterday to see how much money I even have in there. It's been a confusing late fall/early winter. 5. N/A 6. Nope, I don't use credit cards! 7. Yeah, I think I did better than most years. Now just to transport everything home next week...

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm 1

On Cara Ellison on Beyonce and the Economics of Dating

“Well, I am going to leave now.” bahaha DATING IS SO WEIRD. You pick practically random people and go get coffee/food/drinks with them to see if you like them enough to kiss them one day.

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

On "If you're enjoying yourself, you're not working hard enough" (Or You're In Denmark)

And here I am fretting about spending $70/week on food/groceries. It's true though, whenever I go visit friends in NY, they're always ordering food from Seamless. I don't think it's a huge thing in DC, but that could just be applicable to me and my group of friends. * * * “We have a customer who WunWuns Starbucks every day,” says the app’s founder, Lee Hnetinka. “The Starbucks is right below her building.” God, what decadent culture we now live in.

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:36 am 1

On How Much Did You Spend On Music This Year

@OllyOlly Wow, I listened to 32,100 minutes of music this year on Spotify, and I feel like I listen to a lot of music on Spotify. Now I realize I am but a mere mortal among music streaming gods!

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:14 am 0

On How Much Did You Spend On Music This Year

This year I re-started my Spotify premium subscription. I had it a few years ago, but never updated my card info when I got a new debit card. Not really sure where that money goes, though. I also went to quite a few shows and bought a few albums, both digital (bandcamp) and analog (vinyl, baby). I'm becoming a bigger and bigger believer in supporting artists I like/admire with actual money, and not just listens/reads/whatever. I think that's probably related to the fact that I'm an adult now and earn enough disposable income to finally support awesome things.

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:11 am 0

On Our Current Reality and Our Future Goals

While I like the senitment behind this, I'm not sure it's that simple. I've found that those peaks and troughs in the drawing -- which we all have -- usually lead to the total adjustment of my goals. I agree: life happens. But I think those happenings are more wrapped up in/determinates of our goals than demonstrated here.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:03 am 0

On The Unreachable American Dream

@Mike. A "What's not possible is to burden yourself with several hundred thousand dollars of student loans for a literature degree or frankly, a journalism degree and to wind up rich." "Not possible" is a pretttty bold stance. As Ellie Goulding puts it, Anything could happen, Mike A. Anything could happen.

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:21 am 0

On The Unreachable American Dream

@Theestablishment I second "possible but not probable for many," but also think it is downright impossible for some others because of the more or less inherent nature of ~the system~ itself (as you point out).

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:18 am 0

On Meet America's Most Worthless Human Being

web site I've known and worked with a lot of college professors. Some are really cool, but there are also a lot of arrogant asses.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0

On One American's Search for a Bank Account Abroad

Also yes to this cover picture A+ good work.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:22 am 3