On Had We But World Enough & Time, Here's What We'd Splurge On, Food-Wise

I would splurge on restaurants where the entree prices max out well north of $15 each, which is about where I cap myself now unless it's a special occasion. And I would start buying all manner of top-shelf groceries instead of just what's on sale.

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm 0

On The Cost of Dealbreakers While Making Travel Plans

I think it would really depend on what the nighttime temperatures will be like, since you probably won't be spending much time there during the day. If it cools down considerably at night, you could probably get away with no AC as long as windows that open are plentiful. If it's more like a "southern US in July" type scenario, AC will probably be mandatory.

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:26 am 1

On A Conversation With Craig Lambert, Author of 'Shadow Work'

@j a y 100% agreed. And I'm not even a millennial! The fewer people I have to interact with, the better. Not that he doesn't make some valid points about education in this country, but a lot of this (to me anyway) comes across as Boomer/first-world-problems whining.

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm 0

On The Best Food Movies You Can Watch For Free

I have no idea if you can stream it anywhere since it came out within the last year-ish, but The Hundred-Foot Journey was surprisingly good. It’s what I call a “mom movie” (starring Helen Mirren, natch), but it really was a pretty fascinating look into the world of Michelin-starred restaurants.

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 11:54 am 0

On Today's Tweens Want Jobs in STEM and Healthcare

I thought that wanting to be a veterinarian and/or marine biologist was just a rite of passage for most 12 year old girls. I was SURE that I was going to be a veterinarian when I was that age. I am…… not a veterinarian. But I do have a dog, so, pretty close, yeah?

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 4:14 pm 1

On The Vomit Jeans, or: What I Did to Avoid Paying $70

I too need to know about this drink! At first I thought you meant like one of those godawful MixxTail concoctions, and I was thinking “pfft, lightweight”, but the fact that this was a semi-pirated screening of GOT made me think “did they just dump some Everclear in a Gatorade bottle, high school style??” So many questions!

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:34 am 0

On How to Date a Tech Millionaire

@Allison Ha! I thought the same thing. Like, an entire helicopter for that short of a distance just seems impractical!

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 4:26 pm 0

On When Love Crosses Class Lines

My most toxic relationship ever stemmed in part from the fact that he had grown up as a stereotypical entitled rich kid who never had to deal with consequences, and I grew up solidly middle class. Those differences absolutely play out in ways other than just how you deal with finances as a couple.

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm 0

On How Much Do Teens Plan to Spend on Promposals? $324, On Average

Not to get all “get off my lawn!” about it, but this is very obviously a phenomenon that only exists because of social media. Not that awkward teenagers didn’t occasionally make sweet/clever gestures before smartphones, but internet likes are clearly the endgame here, not a prom date. Or maybe I'm just cranky and jaded.

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm 2

On The Art of Losing Isn't Hard To Master: J. Crew Shirt Edition

This is so sweet! And extremely relatable. My husband and I have pretty much agreed at this point that there are certain items that we simply cannot afford to drop big bucks on, because those items WILL get lost and/or destroyed. Both parties have been guilty at various points in time. Wedding rings and sunglasses are at the top of the list, sadly. I don’t have the best track record with phones, either. I like what you said about cycling through the grief process though. I know that at the beginning of our relationship, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth when something like that happened. These days, we both pretty much shrug it off and move on. I also like to think we’re SLIGHTLY more responsible than we were almost a decade ago!

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:16 am 1