On In Defense of CT (Again) & Rejecting Traditional Geographic Measures of Success

@Theestablishment I know two people with Connecticut tattoos. Two!

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:52 am 0

On In Defense of CT (Again) & Rejecting Traditional Geographic Measures of Success

@@fo Queens isn't just close enough to Brooklyn. It's too close.

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:51 am 0

On In Defense of CT (Again) & Rejecting Traditional Geographic Measures of Success

@la peagoise Well that's the point. People all over are in the silly habit of thinking that they're too good for where they live, or, more charitably, that things would be better, somehow, if they could just get to that grander and fancier place. I have no doubt that Alabama is alright - I once met a very nice tow truck driver there, although I would counsel against visiting the Mobile Greyhound station at 1:00 a.m. if, like me, you are prone to bouts of melancholy concerning the fate of humanity.

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 10:52 am 1

On In Defense of CT (Again) & Rejecting Traditional Geographic Measures of Success

@@fo I KNEW someone was going to make hay about that! So to you I say, CLOSE ENOUGH!

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 9:51 pm 0

On 8 Ways I Might Spend a Modest Windfall, In Order of Fiscal Prudence

@MrDean News I can use. Bonus: if that works out, I can write a post about it.

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm 2

On What Success Looks Like, According To The Harvard Business Review

I can't decide whether I want to say that people who have the option to work less and be more present in their kids' lives but don't are Bad Parents, or whether that's not fair and we should put the blame on a culture that exalts work (and hates childcare subsidies, apparently) and doesn't leave a lot of room in many trades for simply working a reasonable amount.

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm 1

On "Invisible Girlfriend" Creates Both Girlfriends, Jobs (Sort Of)

The first thing I thought when I read this was that both "Invisible Boyfriend" and "Invisible Girlfriend" would make great indie band names. And neither appears to be taken! Now I just have to learn to play guitar.

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm 1

On Art Just Hasn't Been The Same Since We All Left Our Garrets

@tussock Yes. I think, to mirror the Crabapple quote, that I would do art a lot better than I do now - more deep, mature, &c. - if I could just do it without worrying about pesky things like feeding my children. Because this day job, like it as I do, is not helping my artistic abilities at all.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm 0

On What Do We Want to Spend More Money on in 2015?

Large brass instruments.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm 2

On What the Last Four Feature Films I Saw Taught Me About Money

I don't see enough movies to have anything cogent to offer, but I think it should be Billfold policy to use photos with sousaphones as often as possible.

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 9:12 am 2