On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: August 2014 Check-in

Student Loans: July: $9,488. August: $9,315.89 It's starting to feel like actual progress is being made! Savings July: $5,805.75. July: $6,159.30 Bought my new bed and haven't touched this! Haven't broken $6K in a while, so it feels good. Side savings: July: $167.74 August: $317.81 This doesn't have a directed target, which is giving me wanderlust and greed. And starting tracking this now, retirement fund: $24,680

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm 0

On 1 Thing: Endless Summer Edition

Also I need to remove my nail polish tonight instead of chipping it all off slowly.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm 0

On 1 Thing: Endless Summer Edition

I should look into seeing if I can set up some sort of diet coke of a will/power of health on legal zoom. I don't think I'll be doing anything the law wouldn't already, but might as well codify it to make it easy for other people. (I wouldn't be bothering at all except I have a condo etc etc and too many friends have been dealing with this stuff lately)

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm 0

On B&B, Air B&B, or Kink B&B?

Where exactly is NoCal? is it every state that isn't California? And yeah, I guess this isn't that different from a place of business that specializes in these things, but for some reason it seems less clean/I have less faith in people to clean up after themselves properly.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:44 am 1

On The Real World Cost of a $22 Gadget

@Hava everyone's reclining on the long flights, those are a different animal

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:34 am 0

On The Real World Cost of a $22 Gadget

@Ester Bloom @nnlsbin Southwest gives you free bags of cookies and crackers, but nothing that comes on a tray or requires a bunch of room.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:33 am 0

On Help, a Direct Mailing For a Cleaning Service Actually Worked On Me And I'm Worried It Will Ruin My Relationship

I eye groupons for this constantly. But what I really need to do is convince a friend in Boston to come on vacation to Chicago and organize my closets etc.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0

On Meet The World's First Bookless Library

University libraries and public libraries serve different functions! Obviously both can be used to obtain information etc, but public libraries are such great community spaces and resources for everyone who is willing to take advantage of them. Even if it's an empty room, it still needs people!

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:31 pm 2

On True Value: One Pair of Black Pumps From Payless ShoeSource

@julebsorry I'm eyeing some Corso Como pumps, because holy crap there's actually padding in those things!

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:06 am 0

On The Real World Cost of a $22 Gadget

@nnlsbin this definitely happens on long haul flights (and no one complains when you recline to sleep on a 12 hour flight) but most domestic flights in the US don't even have meal service any more.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:44 am 0