Fighting Back Against Craigslist Money Order Scammers

Who here has had a run-in with the Craigslist Money Order Scam? Today Rebecca Watson at Skepchick writes about how she fought back against this scam.

Your Friday Jam: Arlington: The Rap

After we learned that the best DC neighborhood for Millennials was Clarendon, I had to pull out this classic Millennial rap about “life in the Clizzle-Dizzle.”

The Cost of Defrosting a Freezer

After a year of playing Queen Elsa of Arendelle every time I opened my refrigerator door, I realized I had to defrost my freezer.

How Wizards Do Money: Ginny Potter

Ginny Potter hadn’t expected her life to change so much after having children.

How Much Can Dog Walkers Make? How About $120,000/Year

I don’t know if they found the one dog walker making it work, or if that’s a good example of what most dog walkers/sitters in Orange County earn.

Hendo Hoverboards Is Offering a Working Hoverboard In Exchange for Backing Their Kickstarter at the $10,000 Level

Hoverboards are real, they’ve arrived right on schedule, and they’re currently selling at the $10,000 price point.

Job Of The Day: Holiday Dog Sitter

I got a postcard from DogVacay, tagline “Dog boarding just got awesome!”

On Seattle and Small Apartments

That’s my apartment.

The whole thing.

The Cost of Halloween, Part 1: Costumes

I went to my first Halloween party of the season Saturday night, which meant it was time to put together my Halloween costume.

As you know from earlier postings, this year I’m costuming/cosplaying Julia Wicker from Lev Grossman’s Magicians series. (One of the parties I’m attending is themed “come as your favorite author or book character,” so that’s where I got the idea.)

Julia doesn’t have a specific look to copy, which makes the costume a bit easier. I decided to make the base level of the costume pajamas, because if there’s one thing I know about people who spend all day studying magic and posting to online message boards, it’s that they’re probably doing it in their pajamas.

Since I already own pajamas, that meant I only needed to buy a few additional items:

Binder: $12.99

Glittery letters to spell “Spellbinder” on binder: $5.49

Blue star stickers to simulate Julia’s star tattoos: $2.79

And, of course, the wig.

How Wizards Do Money: Gregory Goyle

There were two types of Hogwarts students: the “well-adjusted” ones, who came rushing out of the Second Wizarding War with blood on their hands and smiles on their faces, ready to start their new lives, and the others.