On The Pros and Cons Of Collective Living

This is really interesting, because I've heard my parents talk about it with their friends: once the kids leave, find a house where each couple had their own room/bathroom/study, but there were common kitchen and living areas. Part of the problem is imagining what that space looks like, since most living spaces aren't designed with multiple master bedrooms (and older couples used to it, at least, are used to that). Interesting to think about, for sure.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm 0

On The Pros and Cons Of Collective Living

This is really interesting, because I've heard my parents talk about it with their friends: once the kids leave, find a house where each couple had their own room/bathroom/study, but there were common kitchen and living areas. Part of the problem is imagining what that space looks like, since most living spaces aren't designed with multiple master bedrooms (and older couples used to it, at least, are used to that). Interesting to think about, for sure.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm 0

On Return of the "Good Guy Discount"

I think you totally have to show that you are willing to pay for the real amount somewhere in there - that's where the humor comes in. Not just "give me the discount" but, "ha, wouldn't it be great if I got a discount?" with a tone that implies you are still totally game to pay. It's certainly a balancing act.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 6:21 pm 0

On Success: It's In The Bag

I donated blood for the first time at a new place and they gave me a lunch bag! Win-win.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm 1

On When the Punches Come Your Way

@Tripleoxer @Stina @jay Thank you!

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:40 am 0

On When the Punches Come Your Way

I needed this today. I just got laid off, and while I know I'll find something -- ugh ugh ugh ugh. It's so discouraging. Thanks.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:09 am 0

On Got .Milk? New Domain Names Are Here If You Have The $$$

Wait, I actually have a question about this. Does anyone know about IP laws, and what names and stuff you can actually buy? I've only read a little about ICANN and this stuff, but it's really intriguing.

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

This weekend my cousin has invited himself to town, so it's not going to be super cheap. $20 for tonight, $36 bike tour tomorrow, more money ($20?) for food Saturday, maybe some for groceries for Sunday. I'll be happy if it's under $100.

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:23 am 1

On Dreams Of My Father's Advice

Oh Ester I love this. Please write a book with all these life stories. Then teach me how you do it.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm 1

On Convenient Cooking, But at a Cost

I just signed up for a CSA for spring, and I'm hopeful it will make me a better eater/cooker/spender. It's supposed to be enough for 2 people for 2-3 days, and I am one person and a decent cook, so I'm hopeful it will last me most of the week/I can freeze a fair amount. Before that starts I inadvertently invited several people over to learn how to do easy cooking, so I have to find some food for that. (They don't cook, apparently. Ever. Weird?)

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:36 am 0