On The Cost Of Things: Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed at 30

Wow. Reading these comments makes me very thankful for the good luck of being born with just one wisdom tooth, and one that never has to be removed if I don’t want to. Yikes!

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 1:52 am 0

On Waiting for That One Job

@SnarlFurillo You're not stupid! Fellow '09er here. It's a pernicious message we sometimes tell ourselves, but for whatever improvident decisions we might've made around college majors or whatever, the terrible circumstances we graduated into have played a huge part in determining where a lot of us are now. Don't be too hard on yourself about that. :) Hopefully-uplifting-message-of-the-day.

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:40 pm 1

On What Do We Want to Spend More Money on in 2015?

@Josh Michtom@facebook Word to yo' tubas.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 10:12 pm 0

On What Is It Worth To Us To Live Alone

It's interesting to hear from lots of people who love living alone... I liked it for the first few years, but after four years, I'm growing lukewarm on it. Maybe I'm just getting tired of waking up alone every morning.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 10:10 pm 0

On Have a Terrible Time Traveling? Good! You're Supposed To

@swirrlygrrl Yes yes yes, but were the executive-class nuts served to you on a plate, like a decent human being, or thrown to you in a bag, like a dog?

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 11:22 am 0

On On Appreciating the Little Things, Especially Around the Holidays

@EA_Mann Yeah, what about financial planning and having an emergency fund is inherently smug?

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:09 am 0

On What Is It About Americans and Excess

@guenna77 I would argue heartily that marketing professionals have had a major hand in creating and amplifying those 'effed-up priorities'...after all, overconsumption is a symptom that people are buying what they're selling, and thus that they're doing their job right. Humans might innately think too much about 'image, status, and what our neighbors are doing', but marketing professionals do their very best to make sure they become our obsessions. In summary, commercial marketing is a cancer on society. Happy Holidays to all!

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:09 am 0

On The Economics of Dating, OKCupid Edition

@HelloTheFuture That's the thing that makes me shudder a bit about online dating (have used OKC and Grindr before, using neither currently)... the whole "picking someone out of an online data dump" idea. Tangentially: I know it's not helpful for my dating prospects, but I really struggle with feeling like all of my married friends have these wonderful organic stories about how they met each other in meatspace-at school, at church, as coworkers, through volunteering, traveling, etc etc...and since I've failed to do so, I become sort of "relegated" to trying to find someone online. It's a tough psychological hurdle, one that I have major trouble getting over, even though I can explain it intellectually.

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm 1

On Cops

Don't forget Officer Marge Gunderson in Fargo! Good cop. Oh, those were the days.

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:05 am 1

On Gwyneth Paltrow's Gift Ideas

Goop news is like catnip to me. It is impossible for anything about it not to be ridiculous. Case in point: she's opening a pop-up store in Dallas featuring, among other things, "$42 khaki napkins inspired by Gandhi and his vision of rural self-reliance." I mean, the joke writes itself.

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm 1