On Thursdays Mean Doing That 1 Thing

Taxes!! I started to do them weeks and weeks ago, but then got paranoid that things were *too easy* so instead of just submitting them and being ok with that, I'd decided to just forget about them until just before they're due. Genius. So I'm going to finally complete everything and then not have to actually worry about them for another year!

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm 1

On On Calling Your Employees "Partners"

@fletchasketch Yes! This drives me crazy. In the organization I work for, every office has different levels for each title. A manager here might be equivalent to an associate in the UK, and might be a completely different title in one of our Africa offices. There is really no logic to this from what I can tell.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm 0

On The Subtle Economics of Facebook, Google, Firefox, and Chrome

@goodtimesnoodlesalad It's definitely a thing! Flash crashes at least once a day for me, which I guess speaks to my stubbornness because I inevitably just reload the tabs rather than use a different browser

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:19 pm 0

On How to Find 'the One' (Purse)

Definitely trying to downsize my purse "collection" these days, along with a few items in my wardrobe that I know will never be worn. It's so strangely difficult to get rid of clothes! So I can definitely relate to your mom about having seemingly unnecessary clothes and accessories collection, OP. Some of them I had purchased during a great trip to New Orleans with my good friend, and despite the fact that I no longer felt like my personality matched that style, it was hard to separate the memory from the piece of cloth. One slightly nitpicky comment about this piece: I got incredibly distracted by the cluster of "aggressively"s peppering the middle three paragraphs. This was a cute and relatable story but my brain kept getting hung up on the use of this word over and over!

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:18 am 0

On King of the Christmas Jews

@mirror_father_mirror Thirded; I read it the exact same way and it never ceases to annoy me.

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 10:18 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Mike Dang Where did you go upstate? This sounds like exactly the kind of carless getaway I need to have in my life; I've been wanting to get out of Brooklyn for the past few weekends but couldn't really figure out a way to do so without renting a car.

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 11:59 am 0

On It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Don’t Do 1 Thing

It's hard to pick just one! But I need to book a dermatologist appointment (after confirming that he still takes my new, slightly different health insurance... crap, now that's two things!) for sometime soon. This is partially for vanity and partially for a freakout over something a few days ago, AND YET I still keep putting it off.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

On Money Talks: An Advice Column for Women in the Workplace

@wafflez Thirding this reply. I used to work for a university (left less than a month ago for a different type of nonprofit), and our raises were 3% each year: 2% annual and 1% "success share." This person isn't getting a raw deal, it is actually fairly standard and in many places, the only way to get a raise is to get a promotion. The poor salaries tend to be offset by perks such as time off and health/etc benefits, which is nice and worked for me for about 3.5 years.

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:26 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Tonight: Meeting up with some friends for a drink or two, hopefully will keep that around $15. Then time with boyfriend, maybe another $15 for dinner if we order from Seamless. Tomorrow: DUMBO arts festival, I'm sure there will be brunch before that. So probably $50 for brunch and food in DUMBO. There's a chance we'll end up at the Beach Fossils show that night, which would mean $20 tickets as well as a few drinks, $20. Sunday: Relaxing day. Finally potting the plants I've been accumulating in the past few weeks and another brunch, $20. Will try to eat at home Sunday night since I made a Trader Joe's run last week and the food has largely just been sitting around. Projecting $140 for the whole weekend, which could go out the window if we end up shopping for fall coats or something of that sort. Good thing I get my first new-job paycheck today!

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:27 am 0

On The Tax Man's Taken All My 1 Thing

I have a couple of one things, all related to getting my apartment living spaces back in order. First, I need to buy some more frames (this is a partially completed one thing, since I bought a few today already) to replace the crappy frames covering one wall Second, I need to actually follow through with going to Beacon's Closet (or wherever) and try to sell some of my clothes. I haaaate doing this because they're always so judgey, but it would be good to at least try. It's always hard not to yell at them, "I know these clothes aren't cool! THAT'S WHY I DON'T WEAR THEM ANYMORE!"

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm 1