On Logan, Where Have You Been?

@madrassoup Agreed, to all of the above. Man, what is it about turning 30, though? Such a game-changer. I never thought I'd own a house ever-ever, let alone before I turned 30, or have a retirement account--did both; so many things that I THOUGHT I'd have figured out by now (where to build my life, location-wise, and with whom, and how)I'm still very much sorting out.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:14 pm 0

On Logan, Where Have You Been?

Aghhhhhh I haven't even read this yet, just so excited to see Logan's name again! Okay. Reading now.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:08 pm 0

On The Cost of Spring Break with School-Age Children, Illustrated and Annotated

"...because if two people who actually know and enjoy Argentinian rock songs from the early ’90s manage to find each other and fall in love in Hartford, Conn., it would be an affront to destiny for them not to enjoy those songs together." -ha! love this piece.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On Alert: Terrible And Somehow Legal Private Student Loan Provision

ugh. Despite having a good credit score (over 720, last time I checked) and having made all payments on time for the last SEVEN years (something like 84 months, then? When he co-signed, we were sold the "24 months" bill of goods), my private loan company will not let me release my co-signer. We try every year. I was so anxious about the possibility of my co-signer (my brother) being held responsible for my loans should anything ever happen to me that I got a life insurance policy and named him the benefactor so that the funds would be there to pay it off.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:54 am 0

On Calculating the Costs: Spaghetti With Olives and Anchovies

ooh, and, if you liked your first foray into pasta-with-anchovies, try puttanesca: grape tomatoes, parsley, garlic, capers, kalamata olives, and anchovies.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:05 am 0

On Calculating the Costs: Spaghetti With Olives and Anchovies

haHA!: "I usually will substitute almonds for pine nuts in these kinds of pesto dishes because do you know how much pine nuts cost?"

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:45 am 0

On Some Costs Associated With a Relationship

Agh, as someone who recently poured a lot of time/energy/funds (gas, tolls, personal grooming) into a short-lived and ultimately ill-fated short-but-significant-distance relationship...yes. Just: yes. Thanks, Bob.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm 0

On Some Costs Associated With a Relationship

@coupdefoudre I think it's just a hide-a-key scenario.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm 0

On The Best Time I Sold My TV

it's so good! I'll finish it eventually.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm 0

On The Best Time I Sold My TV

@jquick Valid question! I didn't spend all $300 on it, and I am a pretty big fan; aside from that, it was an amazing night with my best friend--that alone made it worth it. And I'd rather accumulate experiences over things any day.

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 11:55 pm 0