On Grocery Shopping Never Ends

@Duckles I've found that the bags of salad stay fresher than the boxes. I wrap them as tight as possible and store them. I can usually make them last a week. It's crazy though how fast some of them spoil!

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm 0

On Grocery Shopping Never Ends

You could easily make your own bean/cheese tacos (burritos) with a pack of flour tortillas, a can of refried beans and that cheese you bought. The four tortillas plus cheese can also make yummy and easy quesadillas :) I just did a big shop yesterday...i don't have an exact receipt, but here's the gist: Cherries (on sale for $3/lb usually $8/lb) OrganicStrawberries (2.49) Organic Raspberries ($2.49) 5 Zucchini 5 grapefruit Bag of Arugula 3 Heirloom Tomatoes 4 PEaches 1 bag of spinach fresh corn cole slaw mix flour vegetarian refried beans x2 pickled jalapenos vegetarian chili shells and cheese box tortillas veggie hot dogs x2 veggie burgers buns sour cream yogurt tortillas baguette colby cheese butter feta sandwich cheese soy creamer bread 5-htp (meds) lotion blueberry pie (on mega sale!) vanilla ice cream All from whole foods total was about $130 which really isn't bad considering the $15 meds

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm 0

On Everything About Being An Assistant Is Awful

I used to feel so conflicted about becoming a "career assistant" but moving up in assistant-ness can actually command quite a bit of money. Most senior assistants in the large midwest city where I live make around $50-60K, the title "executive" assistant will get you just under 6 figures (but your time will never be your own in that sort of position usually). It's also the sort of gig that can travel anywhere (I've moved cities without having a solid job and have gotten something within weeks). Sure it's glorified secretary to a point, but most of us have other talents or specialties which can allow for moving outside of that. I've actually turned down more career-forwarding opportunities because they paid less and I like my current work/life balance (which I wouldn't get if I were working designing presentations with the marketing team - they work 10 hour days minimum and i leave at 5pm every day).

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm 1

On The Costs (and Potential Costs) of Flying to NYC During a Blizzard

Any decent hotel will not charge you if you let them know it's because of weather and show them your canceled flight details

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm 1

On 5 Ways the Wedding Industry Is Plotting to Destroy Us

I got married 6 months ago and I still am recovering. It's funny that people suggest "a backyard BBQ" as a way to have a cheap affair. I did that and my event still cost over 10k (actually probably closer to $15k) when all was said and done. And I know in wedding terms that is on the budget side of things, but it was still a huge expense for us, especially with minimal family assistance.

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 9:04 am 0

On Getting Cold Feet About Your Wedding ... Dress

I bought a dress from a big wedding shop 8 months before my wedding and when it arrived 2 months before my wedding, I tried it on and I HATED IT. like it made me so mad just to look at it. I ended up buying a dress I loved from Modcloth for a fraction of the price of the first one. It was so much better for me on so many levels - and I was able to sell the first dress on ebay a few months later (I lost a little - but that's fine). frankly i would recommend buying second-hand or rent-the-runway or one of the many sites out there that will buy your old dress and let you buy another one: http://racked.com/archives/2013/06/12/where-to-resale-your-wedding-dress.php

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm 0

On Madison Is A Great Small City, Unless You're Black

See also: Austin Tx

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0

On The Cost of Fixing Up a Free Bike

My peugeot mixtie bike has lasted me 10 years at this point. it's an amazing ride and I throw money at it when needed because it's such a great bike. For what it's worth, in any major city there's no way you could have gotten a tuned-up peugeot on CL for less than $300.

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:21 am 1

On What Are You Wearing and What Did It Cost

I often think of expensive things as cost-per-use. If I buy a $3600 quilted chanel bag and I use it once a month for the rest of my life, the cost-per-use is nearly nothing. And a Chanel bag would last that long, whereas a $50 gap bag will not.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm 2

On An Interview With Someone Who Got Fired for Not Having a 'Hunger for Marketing'

I hope this author learns to do a better job interviewing next time around. The interview process is the time to get information like daily tasks and a good sense of work environment. This could have all likely been avoided if author had really done his homework and interviewed them. It goes both ways. And author - if you want to update social media account for companies, the field you want is PR

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 8:16 am 0