On How Much Do You Spend on Tattoos

@inthepost I definitely have a tattoo that is "about" getting over my own fear of commitment, and about making (and owning) my decisions and living with the consequences. (It is an anchor.)

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:42 am 1

On Hacks for the Worst Airports in America

Ester, I don't know what you're used to, but when I flew through Laguardia recently after having not lived in New York for a few years, I was actually shocked at how good the food selection was. There was a really good, fresh salad bar! Kale salad at the airport! It is, however, completely absurd that every single seat in every restaurant and gate area has an iPad attached to it trying to sell you things. Absurd enough that I took pictures.

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:37 am 0

On For Whom Is The New York Times?

@tw0lle This is what I was thinking...that is a textbook definition. Paging Bourdieu!

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 10:22 am 1

On Is There a Class Component to Catcalls

@coastalelite This article starts to get at something that I wanted to say in response to all the people posting this video on Facebook, but I think it goes even farther than that. Some of the most aggressive catcalls I got came when I was living or working in spaces that were on the edge of gentrification, and I was definitely aware that there are competing forms of privilege at work in these situations. Sometimes it seemed that the catcalls were ways for men without the racial or class privilege they perceived in me to call out my presence in their space with the only form of privilege they had left.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:56 am 2

On Experts Maybe Not So Expert-y After All

@Josh Michtom@facebook THAT'S TOTALLY IT. My cousin used to work there! Also, having grown up in a place where it was just a gas station, it never occurred to me that this is a weird name for a chain.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm 0

On Experts Maybe Not So Expert-y After All

I feel like I know where that Terrible's is. Either that or they all look the same?

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm 0

On Got $400? Stay at the New Harry Potter Themed Hotel Rooms

You know those honeymooners are there for the HP-themed sexy role play.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0

On To Pay Back Loans Faster, Go West, Young Man

@ECW This is also the case with Nevada. Take it out of the tourists.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm 0

On Don't Want No Scrubs: What Not to Wear to Work

@mirror_father_mirror Although you *do* have to be very careful when shopping to make sure your teacherly-gesticulations aren't going to cause you to blow a crucial button. But I supposed the same goes for a lot of modern mass-market clothing.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm 0

On Don't Want No Scrubs: What Not to Wear to Work

I have to disagree with the "from this decade" point. I am in academia, and most of my clothes (*especially* my teaching clothes) are vintage...and if you'll allow me to say so myself, I look more put-together in my nice wool blazer/slacks/pencil skirt/sheath dress/silk blouse than many of my colleagues in their H&M versions. Thrift stores are the only reason I have nice things.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:53 pm 1