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

On The Burrower: Part I

@annev17 Not that I'm not looking forward to Part II btw!

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm 1

On The Burrower: Part I

@aetataureate Yeah, something about "[Paying rent] would go against your principles knowing that each month the same amount of money could have been spent on a new faraway destination" rubbed me the wrong way. I understand wanting to have cool travel experiences but I guess I just can’t see myself squatting in my office hiding from the janitor to do so.

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 11:56 am 2