On Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

@Lily Rowan I mean, I seem less crazy when that was my only comment. Nothing was showing up and then they all did at once.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm 0

On Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

I've tried this three times, and my posts aren't sticking, but it is very important for me to note that AJ was probably going to MASS ART! A public art school that costs state tuition! Not such a bad idea. I mean, art is risky and a terrible life choice (spoken as an MFA who is adjuncting) but those lists seem to discourage for-profit art schools more than art school in general. I only saw one on the list that wasn't a for profit.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm 0

On Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

@Allison Yeah, I assumed he went to SAIC also. And while we are on fictional art school choices, I always thought AJ was going to MASS ART, which is the only public art school in the US, and costs the same as a state school in MA.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm 0

On Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

Mass art still costs the same as a MA public university!

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

@Lily Rowan But I though he went to Art Institute of Chicago, which is not one of the chain schools and is one of the top 5 art schools! Still hard to pay for but a better education. And, while we're talking fiction, can't we assume AJ went to Mass Art, which is publicly funded, and at the time AJ went (mid 90's?) would have cost the same as a state university.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:44 pm 1

On Why You Should Buy Thanksgiving Tickets Now

Thanks, The Billfolds, for getting me to buy my tickets home for christmas today!

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On How Do You Do Groceries?

Usually I go to the farmer's market to buy produce/eggs/sausage and my boyfriend buys the staples, though I go with him to the normal grocery. I usually buy one or two supplemental things at the normal grocery, like fizzy waters or a big bag of frozen fish to last a few weeks.This semester we've been trying to do one big dish on Sundays for when we teach late nights during the week. We end up with 4-6 meals in leftovers that go in the fridge/freezer. On Mondays I'll cook some fast veggies w a grain +egg, and Tuesday's is usually a fish meal so our brains stay healthy. Wednesday-Saturday are either leftovers or boyfriend cooks (egg tacos).Breakfast for me is yogurt+fruit, or oatmeal+yogurt. Lunches are generally leftovers. So far, it works pretty well. Next week's big meal is white beans, parsnips and some meat. We each spend between $25-40/week, so our household monthly total is around $250. Our grocery list is pretty much the same week to week, with variations in produce, whatever meat is cheap, and little trends like when we buy coconut milk all the time. We vary between whole foods and giant, because whole foods' tortillas are too expensive but they have the cheapest+best quality yogurt. We might have to add aldi to the rotation once in a while, because they have the best price of walnuts. Occasionally, we go to trader joes, but we get so taken in by snacks and frozen food that it gets expensive, which is always a surprise because I think of it as a cheap grocery store. Luckily, the Trader Joes is out of the way. I LOVE going to the grocery store, it is one of my favorite hobbies, and I feel so secure when I have a cupboard full of cans of beans and enough pasta and an idea of what we'll eat for dinner each night of the week.

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm 0

On MacArthur Day is the Best Day! Joy Money Recognition Joy

The MacArthur grants make me so happy! Like, first I am incredibly happy for the people whose work I am familiar with who get recognized, almost as much as if I actually knew them, and then I read about all the great work the other recipients are doing, and I am so happy that they are recognized as well. It's been a pretty good day.

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0

On Our Money Daydreams: Befriending Elderly Millionaires & Finding Bags of Gold

My dream money is always to win one of those giant, $200 million lottery prizes, then pay off all my student loans and like, $50,000 of each of my grad school classmates who I still like. My other money fantasy is to find $50 on the ground and buy whatever I want from Target.

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

This weekend should stay pretty frugal (should as in what I ought to do, not what will likely happen) because I don't finally get paid until next week. Friday: friends over for dinner and games, dinner already purchased, so $0, hopefully. Saturday: hike, then meeting other friends at their house. $0 bc I already bought gas this week, likely $5 or so if we need to grab snacks before heading to the friends house. $25 groceries. Sunday no plans. If I can keep it to around $30 that would be great. Under $50 is my goal!

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:18 am 0