On How Much Did You Spend On Music This Year

I streamed 53,802 minutes of music on my paid Spotify account, someone had to see a little bit of money from that right?? Maybe? (no) Next year I am trying to spend more on bands on bandcamp. I just started using the site and I love it. All I really bought this year was a few records, and some of them were pre-owned vinyl so the artist doesn't even see the money. I went to about 4 concerts. That number is low for me, makes me feel old.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm 0

On Starting A New Job Right

Yikes! I work in a university department as an administrator and we are getting a new faculty member in January. I already have a document ready detailing everything from how to get expenses reimbursed to a calendar of upcoming event programming. And the university is handling all the furniture movement and repainting her office (which has a lock). Not to mention we have new faculty orientation. Are we a rarity?

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:11 am 0

On Alumni Giving Season

I couldn't imagine ever donating to the general fund of my school, but my old student radio station recently set up a fund where you could donate to them directly. That is something that I can honestly say changed my life, so I would gladly donate a bit. Think I have to wait until grad school is over though. My partner's alma mater almost got him with a donation call which would get your name engraved on a seat in the new concert hall (he was in the music program), but he really didn't have the money. For now I will continue with my charity of choice, my local abortion fund.

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 10:57 am 1

On Meet America's Most Worthless Human Being

@aetataureate oh god, Missing Missy. Brought me to tears first time I read it.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm 0

On Meet America's Most Worthless Human Being

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:13 am 0

On Meet America's Most Worthless Human Being

To be honest, I think the restaurant should have offered to refund the price difference right away. I don't think the professor's first email was outrageous. If they can't keep their prices updated they need a disclaimer or to not put prices on the website. Who wouldn't feel ripped off about that?

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:13 am 1

On What Are You Wearing and What Did It Cost

If I count everything, including underwear and necklace, I am at about $300. That seems like so much! I guess my $130 ankle boots notch things up a bit. My ideal outfits usually involve enough pocket space that I don't have to carry a purse, apparently I should start considering this a budgeting device.

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm 0

On Low-Cost Ways of Entertaining Aunt Flo

12 tampons a cycle?? Do I not understand feminine products? That seems so low. I have a Diva Cup, but am too lazy to use it most of the time. Why the extra minute of washing and inserting makes it seem so loathsome, I have no idea. I am just spectacularly lazy? I also never built up the confidence to wear it all day while at work, sooo. It just maybe isn't a good fit for me.

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm 1

On Office Bathrooms: Where Everyone Is a Disgusting Monster

The bathrooms on my floor are immaculate. Occasionally a toilet clogs and we have to wait for the maintenance people to come by, but guess what, people actually call it in! We are not all monsters. Praise be my coworkers.

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 12:12 pm 0

On On Creative Businesses That Sometimes Lose Money, or "The Pomplamoose Thing"

@xtinamartinson If you don't mind answering. What do you generally provide, promotion? and then take a cut of any album purchased?

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0