On The Cost of Breaking Up and Moving Out

He didn't even help out with the bus fare. What is this world coming to?

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

Oh, I could have told her the TGIF mozzarella sticks were dreadful. My sister and I ordered them once and recoiled in horror.

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm 0

On Are You 'Last Minute Trip to Burning Man' Rich?

There is also this gem: http://2012.tribe.net/thread/5f395171-63c4-41cc-a9bb-fa76b10aac99

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm 0

On Are You 'Last Minute Trip to Burning Man' Rich?

@NoName YES! The entire Bay Area breathes a sigh of relief.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm 0


Anything with Tilda Swinton, thank you.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm 0

On Are Land Lines Worth It?

I have a LAN line that is voice over IP and is incredibly cheap, $125 per YEAR. I got rid of my cellphone because it was $90 per MONTH and not worth the horrible quality. My conversations consisted of "HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YOU'RE BREAKING UP!" along with digital artifacts that sounded like someone slapping the floor with a wooden plank in a bathroom. This was 2013. Yes. I complained (a lot of good that did). I never liked cellphones. Now when I leave my office I am OUT. I'm sick of other people's emergencies.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm 0

On WWYD: Judging Friends for Being Broke and Wanting to Have a Baby

Things will work out. I knew a couple (living in a poor area of Texas at the time) who tried to conceive for years and finally used fertility drugs. They ended up with TRIPLETS (all boys). They moved to a not very swanky part of New Jersey and got jobs in NYC. They are amazingly happy and successful. The boys are little monsters.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:34 pm 0

On A Pick-Your-Brain Fee?

I had an meeting and a person tried to pick my brain, but I kept saying I didn't know anything. Later, I talked to a friend who had encountered this person, who was convinced I didn't know anything about my trade and hired someone else. Gee, I wonder how they got that impression? There is reputation to be aware of in this regard.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm 0

On When Life Sends You To Grenada, Make Grenadine!

@polka dots vs stripes - When I was a kid I thought Newark was for people that couldn't pronounce New York.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm 4

On The Cost of a Solo Trip to Montreal

Usually defined as a suburb (or banlieue) of Paris, Montreal has its own brand of promiscuity. Great bagels and there's poutine if you're into that kind of thing.

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm 1