On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

Holy shit.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm 10

On It's Heating Season In New York City

I'm pretty sure I have no direct heat in my basement apartment--just residual heat from the pipes that snake all around my kitchen and bedroom. That's why it's always cold as hell. And probably illegal! Whatever.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $295,000

@Ester Bloom Seems cheap! Based on my limited knowledge, which includes the fact that my friend's father pays $26k/year on his extremely modest split-level in Bergen County.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

I'd really like to stay in that woman's house in Detroit, if she's AirBnB-ing it. Living in NYC, I've heard a LOT of Detroit romanticizing lately. When I first got here in 2006 I felt like when I went to parties it was "moving to Berlin." Now it's "moving to Detroit." I'm curious about the city, myself, and it'd be cheaper to visit than Berlin...

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $295,000

Wow, that Kentucky house! Wonder what the property taxes are like there.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm 0

On The Price of David Sedaris' Briefcase in 1993, in 2014

I bought a pair of $140 Club Monaco pants when I got my first promotion, egged on by a friend of mine. They are very nice pants--I wore them to several important presentations--but first they fell off a hanger and her cat kneaded them, and then I lost some weight and they don't fit (and it would be a hell of a tailoring job to alter them). Still, I don't entirely regret the purchase, since I'd never owned "nice" pants to wear to important business occasions.

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm 0

On How to Make Buying Things More Like Having Experiences


Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:13 am 0

On Group Fall Getaways

Would love some info on what parts of upstate NY are reachable by train alone. I looked earlier in the season and it seemed very "train + cab" or "rental car."

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:25 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I spent a ton of money this weekend. I have a grocery delivery coming this week, but I was out of a bunch of stuff, so I spent maybe $80 on miscellaneous food items and cleaning products and a bottle of prosecco and a bottle of Four Roses bourbon, $20 at a Thai grocery on various things, $4.25 at the farmer's market, $5 on a coffee and a snack, plus I got my hair cut ($60 + $13 tip) and got a slice of pizza after ($4 for a "Tony Clifton" at Two Boots, which was red pepper pesto, mushrooms, and onion…delicious). I've spent almost my entire grocery budget in the first week of October, so hopefully this means I can just stop grocery shopping for the rest of the month??

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 11:58 am 0

On Book It! Alumni: Get a Free Personal Pan Pizza

I loved this program. But there aren't any Pizza Huts close to me in NYC :( I guess I could go to the Ridgewood one??

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0