On Frugal Travel Moves That Backfired On Me

So true on the sleeper bus. Some friends and I once took one from Shanghai to Beijing, and not only are the beds so short and narrow that it's impossible to get any sleep, the bus stopped every few hours to pick up seemingly random people along the highway, many of whom wound up sleeping in the aisles in between the beds.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:48 am 1

On Soon Small Dogs Will Supplant The Human Race

@MrDean What about "dog(s) in grocery cart?" We get that around Brooklyn a lot.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm 0

On Yakkin' About Baby Showers

Every story about having a baby should end with "What could possibly go wrong?"

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:19 pm 3

On FridgeWatch 2014: Miracles Do Happen

@gyip ConEd is very aggressive about giving you money! They sent me $25 for buying a new air conditioner (I did not get rid of an old one, I bought a brand new electricity-gobbling device) and then a few months later they sent me four brand-new compact flourescent lightbulbs completely free for no apparent reason.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm 0

On FridgeWatch 2014: Miracles Do Happen

@AitchBee That's the second time today I've heard someone compare a baby to a cat. A woman at my coffee shop handed her baby to her friend, and the friend said "Oh, he weighs just about as much as my cat!"

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm 1

On Earning 315,000 Credit Card Points in Less Than a Year

@Sarah Rain@facebook Amazon card maybe?

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:52 am 0

On A Reminder That Fees Can Cripple Your Retirement

@Morbo All of your information is excellent, thank you for the explanations. It is even better because I read it all in Morbo's voice. "NO, THE SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK, PUNY HUMAN."

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm 2

On Thoughts After Overhearing That My Coworker Makes $10K More Than Me

Ask for that raise!

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm 0

On The Cost of Love

I just mentally started adding up all the money I've spent on sexy lingerie but had to stop about two poorly fitting bra-and-panty-sets in because I realized that I just do not want to know.

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm 0

On The Ivy League Churn

@rhinoceranita Oh wow... I read rhinoceranita's first comment, said "Yeah, that is my experience also!" Then I kept reading... and laughed out loud because I also went to Brown. Is every stereotype about us actually true?

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm 1