On Your 401(k) Mutual Fund Might Include Uber and Pinterest Stocks

I still don't understand Pinterest, but I did recently find out that my father-in-law has a Pinterest account (for "recipes") and that one of the few other Pinners he follows is Playboy. So there's that. (Also, I have no idea what's in my 401k mutual funds and apparently can't be bothered to find out.)

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm 0

On Do A Non-1-Direction-Related Thing

@Allison Ha! I like your priorities. I mailed my dues last week, and I think it's the first time I've physically mailed something in ??? Every year I advocate for a PayPal for that shit, and every year it falls on deaf ears.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm 0

On Do A Non-1-Direction-Related Thing

I need to sweep/mop my filthy, filthy floors before I go out of town this weekend, because lord knows it won't get done on Sunday night when I get home. I am also going to happy hour with coworkers this evening though, so we'll see how this all plays out!

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 2:18 pm 0

On After I Go

Uggggh I need to do this ("this" being something, anything, other than sarcastically telling my husband to pull the plug if recovery is not an option, but not if I have, say, a papercut or sprained ankle.)

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:51 am 0

On What's Your Limit When Waiting for a Table?

I want to know more about this person who waited almost three hours at Mi Nidito in Tucson. I’ve been there, and it’s okay, and I get that it’s a Tucson institution of sorts, but not worth three hours in my opinion. Anyway, on any given night, I’ve got maybe 30 minutes of waiting in me, and that’s only if I can get a spot at the bar in the meantime.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:37 am 0

On Dreams Of My Father's Advice

Awww. In my family, the two most oft-repeated sayings from my father are "they can't eat you", which is great advice and applicable to job interviews, first dates, and really any other nerve-wracking situation in life, and, less helpfully, "stereotypes come from somewhere". Hmm. He also offered me money NOT to marry my first husband, and that was clearly an offer I should have taken him up on.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm 4

On Own This B&B!

So do you think she’ll actually read and critique all of the essays she hopes to get and choose the “best” one, or do you think that she’ll just kick back until she reaches her goal and then randomly pull one out of the pile and declare it the winner? Because I certainly know what I would do in that scenario.

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm 1

On American Girl Doll Furniture Costs More Than Furniture For Humans

I loved the American Girl books when I was a kid, back when there was only Kirsten, Samantha and Molly. I think you could buy the dolls back then, but the American Girl empire certainly wasn't what it is now. It makes me kinda sad that the focus is now so much more on the (insanely overpriced) merchandise rather than the books. Rabble rabble, get off my lawn!

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 1:15 pm 1

On Life Insurance Ugh Why

My husband and I both have policies provided by our respective employers, free of charge to us, that would pay out the equivalent of one year’s salary to the surviving spouse in the event of the other’s untimely demise. We don’t/aren’t planning to have kids, so I guess I’ve always subconsciously felt that purchasing additional policies would be unseemly and/or murder-y! I know this is a completely nonsensical and impractical line of thinking, but also, “Here honey, sign this piece of paper acknowledging that I’m upping my life insurance policy on you, for……. reasons!”

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:24 pm 0

On Should Everyone Work Retail At Least Once?

I guess I'm more intrigued by the fact that there are apparently people who make it to adulthood without ever having worked any type of retail or customer service gig. Who are these people?? That was just the norm when I was a teenager/young adult. Having said that, I guess I like to think of myself as being kinder and gentler when I'm dealing with service industry personnel because I have been on the other side of the transaction, but mostly I just try not to be a raging bitch to my fellow human beings anyway. Like you said, it doesn't take first-hand experience in order to choose not to berate your waiter/barista/cashier when they get something wrong.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm 2