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

@erinep: Ah, nope, this one was in Pennsylvania, and the dog had a blue bow tie.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm 0

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

@erinep: ...I was at a wedding a few weeks ago that involved a Boston. DO WE KNOW THE SAME PEOPLE? Were the placecards little yellow Bostons?!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm 0

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

@aardvark: I've met that washer. This description is absolutely perfect.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm 2

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

@erinep: I used to dogsit a pupper with this issue. Her family would cook up big batches of white rice and freeze it in takeout containers. She'd get a handful mixed in with her food at every meal.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:40 pm 1

On On the Purchase of New Pillows

We go through so many pillows because my partner folds them in half and squashes them into pancakes in a matter of months. We have 6 pillows between the two of us, so does he stack 2 or 3 on top of each other? No, why would you do that when you can mash one up into a ball and squeeze every bit of fluffiness out of them?! So now I buy 2 more cheap pillows as Marshalls Homegoods whenever they start to drive me crazy, and pitch the 2 flattest ones. The upside is that they're never around long enough to turn weird colors.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am 0

On On the Purchase of New Pillows

@ama: Where were you keeping all those pillows?

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:55 am 0

On On the Purchase of New Pillows

@Lily Rowan: This is where I buy all the things that I don't know where else they sell them. Marshalls always has those things.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 am 1

On The Dead Guy in Your Apartment Building, and Other Lessons in Living Alone

@garli: They become more important the longer you ignore the growing pile of dishes in your kitchen. It's when your hands are in water for half an hour scrubbing moldy, crusty pots that they start to get chapped and crack. Signed, a reformed dirty dish hoarder.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am 0

On Only Suckers Don't Buy Generic

My dad is a pharmacist, and I can confirm I grew up on all generic meds. It kills me that my current Rx drugs don't have a generic yet. But you can pry my blue lid Hellmans out of my cold, dead hands.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm 1

On Fear-Based Spending

@chic noir: Dude, I SELL car insurance, and it's a total gamble. The whole point is that you buy a really good policy and hope you never need it, but you wanna cover your ass in case you do. I drank the Kool-Aid on this one though, because I get to talk to all the people who are mid-crisis and putting in their claims. People who buy shitty policies and I try to explain that it doesn't do them much good aside from keep them street legal, and they always go, "Oh, I don't want to get in an accident, trust me. It's the last thing I wanna do." NO SHIT. Nobody goes out looking to smash into something. I always make a permanent note in their file that I tried to talk them out of state minimum coverage, because I don't want them coming back angry that they're on the hook for the Lexus they just took out sliding on ice, asking why I didn't warn them.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0