On Our Money Daydreams: Orlando Bloom and Big Media

@HelloTheFuture did you know a remake of that movie came out this year? I read the book when I was a preteen and it was disturbing, I'm still strangely fascinated by VA's books (to the point where I've read several blogs analysing them and/or doing funny recaps of them)

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:44 am 0

On Aspiring To Be An Effortlessly Cool Woman With $400 Shoes

I bought one of those Marc Jacobs metal watches for myself when I got promoted. It was my first designer-ish purchase and also the most I’ve ever spent on something for myself… and it’s horrible quality! The “rose gold” of the band wore off in a few months of light contact with my desk from typing, and then the watch itself just broke. I took it to a watch maker who told me not to buy watches that were cheaply made in China. Yes, Marc Jacobs, I’m still bitter. This bitterness resurfaced when I read about the leaky boots because come on, that defeats the entire point of rain boots!

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm 1

On Expenses Relating to My Wedding That I Couldn’t Possibly Have Anticipated

@jquick forever rolling my eyes at your comments

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:33 am 0

On From Night Shift Obit-Writer to Corporate Monkey: An HR Exec Reflects

I really liked this post! This felt familiar as I got my (not so long ago) career start in a corporate management trainee programme in a field I had no knowledge or particular interest in when I applied. I ended up liking it and being good at it and I'm still here. I've always kind of went with whatever seemed like a good opportunity at the time and this not very focused strategy has seen me working in Brussels, London, and soon Paris for this company. Also, I was an intern living near Dupont Circle in 2009! I loved D.C. so much but as a euro person, the humidity was unlike anything I've ever experienced.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:15 am 0

On 'The president brought you a rose on your birthday': 1st Jobs, Starring Nicole & Parents

I would love to get a flower on my birthday, I think I've always taken the day off though, which is better. Also, I love that episode of The Office.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 9:05 am 0

On Concerning Inflation, Pants, and Getting Old

@drydenlane Isn't it?? I have given up on understanding women's sizes. Some of the stores I frequent vary SO much, like I'll be an L at Mango yet somehow an XS at the GAP. Even within one store sizing is no longer consistent - I have stuff from H&M in sizes S to L.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:40 am 0

On Following Soccer Around Europe on $20 a Day

What's wrong with fries + mayo?? (disclaimer: I am Dutch)

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 am 0

On Things to Beware of This July 4th Weekend

@HelloTheFuture I don't think it's standard and I don't believe it's even legal.

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 4:43 am 0

On The Burrower, Part II

@NoName Right? There's no way they weren't all onto this.

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:49 am 0

On Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn't Just Anti-Woman; It's Anti-Employee

@garli or, as Judge Ginsburg said in her dissent "Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah's Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today's decision."

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 6:30 am 0