On It All Comes Out In The Wash: A Story Of Love And Laundry

I <3 drop-off laundry. Getting my laundry magically cleaned and folded into perfect cubes for less than a dollar a pound is one of the few things I expect to miss when I leave NYC. I am sure it also prevents many fights between me and my husband.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm 0

On Take The Billfold 10-Question Housing Survey

@lisaf Same, several of those reasons apply to me!

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm 0

On Where Is It Still Illegal To Buy Sex Toys

@Allison Your logic is impeccable.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:42 am 0

On How Long-Term Travelers With Loans Do Money

@halloliebchen Off topic (to the post) but I wonder if you could answer a German visa question for me? My husband and I want to move to Germany this June but will both be keeping our jobs in the U.S. (we work remotely). So we will both have consistent income and we have a decent amount in a savings account. However, we're not sure if Germany will give us visas because we're not moving there for a typical reason (study, work and to be with family are the main ones). We just want to move to Germany. Have any of your friends tried getting a visa in similar circumstances and if so did it work?

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm 0

On A Human and Her Glass of Whisky Attempt to Buy Multi-city Plane Tickets

I've done the same thing the last two nights trying to book a Caribbean vacation (poor me, I know). Two nights, four browser windows, 15 tabs and 20 bookmarks later, and I still don't even know what island I'm going to. And you just reminded me that I totally forgot about Hipmunk. I did drink one tasty port cocktail and two glasses of wine though.

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 11:26 am 0

On How to Make Sure You Do Not Lose Your Job to a Robot

There are actually already quite a few robots that do (something approaching) my job, churning out hundreds and hundreds of formulaic click-bait articles every day titled "Why Did XYZ Stock Fall 2.4% Today?" and then attempting to answer that question by copying and pasting possibly relevant bits of information off other parts of the internet. They aren't as good at it as I am, yet, but that day is probably not far off. From now on I'll picture Data "writing" all such articles and it will make me smile.

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 1:23 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@nell Wow, that image is even better in some ways...

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0

On In Search of Lost Money and How it Just Got Easier

Apparently no one owes me money, but my mother appears to have some money coming to her from Delia's, so that's probably my fault.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:49 am 2

On Getting the Paper

My hometown paper is also the NYT; I use my parents' home delivery account number to read it online. They live in New England but subscribe to paper copies of the NYT, Boston Globe and their local paper.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm 0

On It's a Weird Day. Let's Rank States!

@twofish My favorite Maine fact: The richest person in Maine is the grandson of Leon Leonwood Bean, the founder of L.L. Bean.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm 0