On Here Is Your Open Thread

@Derbel McDillet Southwest means you can change your tickets for free/the price difference! and only get refundable hotel rooms? And yes, step up the wardrobe for an interview, just to show how seriously you're taking it.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@DebtOrAlive I vote do go, so they don't throw you under the bus for being that anti-social guy. But yes, load up on generic sports and weather talk and don't get blitzed. Maybe make up some fake plans with friends on the opposite side of town that you will have to leave early for?

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@Eric18 They tend to make a habit of dropping the first game, Saturday will be better! or at least I can get drunker. @Caitlin with a C I was kind of hoping the Wings would miss the playoffs so I could crow "AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU MADE THE ENTIRE LEAGUE REALLIGN YOU BABIES?" but now I'm just laughing that 2 teams from the west moved east and oh hey, they made the playoffs. Leastern Conference indeed.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm 0

On The Suburbs Want More Young People

@ATF I had a power outage last weekend and it was nice to know that CVS and more batteries were half a block away! (my best friend on a different power grid: two blocks!) We didn't actually take advantage of this, but my roommate and I were both amazed by this, because when we were kids - the last time I dealt with power outages on the regular - you couldn't just walk places!

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On Whoops, the $522 Haircut

@MissMushkila I do all over color there because yeah, it's like $40! Why not!

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm 0

On For the Love of Books

@LookUponMyWorks I just want to be able to raid my mom's collection, like I did with all the paper books she used to have! honestly I probably could, I'm sure I know her amazon password. Hmmmm

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm 0

On For the Love of Books

@calamity that's why I just search by "what's available" and put things on hold/forget that I've done so, so then surprise! book

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm 0

On Whoops, the $522 Haircut

This is why I wish more salon websites would post their prices online. If there are 4 salons on a block, I would like to be able to make an informed budget related decision without having to walk in and ask each individual stylist their prices (because of course within a salon the prices vary by stylist!) This is why even though it takes 2 hours for a haircut, I go to the Aveda Institute and let students cut my hair for $14? $16? something like that.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0

On For the Love of Books

@calamity but with a kindle I can check out ebooks from the library at 11pm on a Saturday night (I live an exciting life) and have it immediately! although I guess you can read them in your browser, too. but yes, libraries are wonderful for their mix of physical and digital materials and in case anyone is a chicago public library card holder and HASN'T seen the new website. Go check it out, it's AMAZING.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:43 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@erinep Good luck! and I'm jealous of that farmer's market.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:59 am 0