On Did Your Parents Lie About Your Age To Get Lower Ticket Prices, And Did That Scar You For Life?

One or two days before my 8th birthday I went with a friend to a candle-making workshop and it said you had to be 8 years old to do the activity. My mom took me anyway and it was mildly scandalous; I may have fudged a college id entrance once or twice but I always feel sooooooooo guilty about it that I don't do it often.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm 0

On M4F: Married Mormon Dad Seeks Companionship, Pays Price

Ugh. I know it's economics and the market but I still dislike this for a few reasons. 1) Stop giving the Mormons a bad name. Most are nice and friendly and pretty boring. 2) Your last name is Boston? That sounds like a name you would make up if you were 3)paying women to hang out with you, which I know is kind of what a date is but this yiggs me out. Oy.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm 0

On This Halloween, Everybody Wants to Be a Magical Blonde Woman in a Blue Dress

@Ester Bloom Ha! The West Wing. You are all probably right. At least we agree, though it's sad that we are all so susceptible to looks.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm 0

On This Halloween, Everybody Wants to Be a Magical Blonde Woman in a Blue Dress

I don't understand why everyone is a fan of Elsa. Anna gets to do all the saving and heroics; Elsa just freezes the kingdom.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm 0

On My Spouse Confessed to $4,500 of Debt Right Before We Applied for a Mortgage

I was thinking it would be Amy, like Nick and Amy in Gone Girl...

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:01 am 1

On How to Stay Married: Splurge on the Honeymoon, Not the Open Bar

@Ester Bloom @ATF I have no immediate plans to be married, but when it happens, I would like my wedding to be fun. I have this theory that many people attend wedding receptions like teenagers/some adults attend church: because they're supposed to, because their friends might be there, because there might be food. (See how I used all forms of there/they're/their in that sentence??) So I would like for all the family and friends that have to be invited to enjoy it. I'll be investing in crowd funding science experiments and/or "build your own lego minifig stations". It's the only part of wedding planning I ever think about.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm 0

On Witchy Feelings About My Index Fund

I put mine in a Merrill Edge account and it is sort of linked to my bank of america but not enough that I see it every time I check out my bank account. I try really really hard not to think about it, and just treat it as my "in case something really really horrible happens" but when I read the news about stocks going down I do fret some, even though I really shouldn't be worrying about it. Mostly it triggers a "what if everything bad happens and I end up with 14 different horrific disorders and in poverty" feeling. Ugh.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm 0

On Would You Be More Likely to Freeze Your Eggs If It Were a Work Benefit?

I think I'd prefer for companies to set up quality day care on site. Then we could all commute together, nursing would be easier, and we'd save money. I can see freezing eggs but like others, I have real questions and it yiggs me out a little.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:14 am 2

On These Boots Are Made For Walking

Oh! Ester, you are such a wonderful writer. But I don't know what to do with those boots. Maybe ask more friends to chip in and buy a new pair? Put them in a trunk? Use the leather to make a bracelet/watch band/necklace? (Also, I'm very sorry about your panic attacks. I get them too, sometimes. We should start a Billfold support group/technique swap.)

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm 1