On Sharing Time: How Much Did You Spend on Presents This Year?

1. $180 2. $40 3. ~$5 4. Yes, 5. and I am within it! Although I have been known to go over by buying last minute 'small things' 6. All debit (went no-credit-card in 2014) 7. Due to the answers to 5) and 6), yes!

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm 0

On We're All Shopping At Our Desks Today Right? OK Great

@bgprincipessa Oh man, dangerous!I want All the Things.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm 0

On We're All Shopping At Our Desks Today Right? OK Great

Also 50% off at J.Crew (that counts as a place where 'adults' shop, no?)

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm 0

On The Glitch in the Game

I am indeed cranky for many of the above reasons. Hopefully four days off will help somewhat.

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm 0

On Building a Better Pancake

I make them from scratch ever since I learned that it's actually really easy (this was a revelation to me, as the daughter of a cooking hater). I forget where I found the recipe but it's super easy to remember: 3/4 cup flour 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 tsp baking powder 1 or 2 tsp sugar (pro-sugar here) 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 to 1 cup milk (pro-thick pancakes here, so closer to 3/4 cup of milk) butter for cooking Makes about 4 medium pancakes; multiply accordingly

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm 0

On American Workers Want to Know When Their Workday Ends

Not having a defined time when your workday ends sounds terrible; with that said, I think we should distinguish between people who work unpredictable shifts and/or are on-call from people who answer work emails at midnight out of some kind of vague sense of obligation. Otherwise I think we stray into the 'Busy-ness/Misery Poker' territory.

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm 1

On Are You What You Wanted To Be When You Grew Up?

God not even close. I don't remember wanting to be anything specific when I was little but I'm not what I wanted to be in high school (architect), college (engineer), or even law school-to-present (civil rights attorney). I just want a job I don't hate, and I think that job is out there but so far I have not been hired for it. @CeeEm I hereby join the club of Wondering Where Things Went Wrong

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm 0

On Money Tips From John Green

@dromeda Yup, this was my reaction. He's not awful, he's demonstrably non-awful and yet those books are So Bad.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On Money Tips From John Green

@Allison Maybe, but it seems like more than that? Like they are terrible in such a specific way...

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0

On Money Tips From John Green

I still cannot reconcile how mental_floss John Green who seems so smart and fun is the same author-of-terrible-books John Green.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm 1