On The Cost of Acquiring a Last-Minute Tuxedo for a Black Tie Wedding

I'm pretty sure you should both just live in your tuxes forever more. Please?

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm 0

On The Little Lights

@fletchasketch Yes! My bf lived in SF, but came from out of state, and calls them farolitos, which is weird to me. Luminarias is such a better word.

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On The Little Lights

My family sets up luminarias every year at my aunt's place. one year, my brother, sister and I were lighting them when one caught on fire. It happens, no biggie, we put it out. A guy across the street is watching, and he asks what we are doing. We explain. He gets a look on his face and says, "Well, I'm from Chicago and when WE set things on fire, it's not to celebrate Christmas." That began the tradition of calling the ones that catch on fire "Chicago style."

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm 1

On Home for the Holidays / Open Thread

@Derbel McDillet I just looked up krupnik. Sounds delicious!

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@tresbienmerci Ugh, the yo-yo is the worst. But it looks like you have some good numbers there, congrats!

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm 1

On "If That Thief Counts as a Customer, I Had Two Customers That Week:" A RadioShack Story

No retail horror tales, but I attended orientation at my new job, and was treated to this gem about Millenials: "Millenials respect those who respect them, and don't respect people just because they have to respect them." This was in a presentation about diversity.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm 1

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

@A-M Hope things work out for the best tonight.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm 0

On Thanksgiving Estimate/Open Thread

I am about half way through my last day of the worst job I have ever had. I am so so so so unbelievably excited. And though it's kind of a jerk move to leave them with so little notice... it's what they get. And I get a four day weekend before starting new job. So much joy!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:39 am 3

On Chatting About A New Era

Noooooooooooooo, stay forever, but also fly free, but mostly stay forever.

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm 5

On Here Is Your Open Thread

I had a huge fight with my boyfriend about the "snowball effect" of debt repayment, which he called "stupid" and for "children masquerading as adults." This was sparked by me saying that when I start my new job, if I keep the budget tight in December, I can have my student loan paid off by the end of the year. He thinks I should put that money on the credit card, as that is the only "reasonable" path. I want him to have a "money therapy" session with Mike Dang.

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 8:25 am 0