On Going Without Health Insurance

@halloliebchen I am surprised at you. Didn't you know that eating well makes you immune to cancer, strokes, Lupus, and Parkinson's disease? Plus it makes buses and cars bounce off of you harmlessly like they are made of Nerf.

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:28 am 3

On Introducing, Ester

*waves wildly* Hi Ester! Welcome! Lovely to have you.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:42 pm 1

On Monday Check-in

@Harum Yay! Food not Bombs! I've known plenty of people involved with that and without exception they have all been seriously cool people. You seem to be right in line with my positive stereotype.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@sharongracepjs Happy, happy birthday!

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1

On Monday Check-in

@ThatJenn " whether it was OK for them to (1) assume I was free to babysit for them for free because they found out I wasn't going to our mutual friend's birthday party the next night and then (2) interrogate me about what my other plans were when I said no to babysitting to determine if they were a "good enough" excuse to make it OK that I said no" WHHAAAAAAAAAAT? Is this an out of character action on their part? If no consider freeing up your schedule even more by not seeing them anymore.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm 2

On Monday Check-in

@erinep Wooot! Yay second interview!

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Katy ” Can someone come and take over my wallet next weekend!” Sometimes we are enablers though. “You are all so good!!! ” Says the person that went to the gym for 2 hours. FYI: If your avatar is actually you, mine is not me. Look at you! You are so cute! Edited to add that many 'Folders avatars might be them and if they are: We as a group are a fine looking bunch.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:55 am 1

On Monday Check-in

@erinep "I changed the words in "reindeer are better than people" to be dog-oriented" I am ashamed of myself that I did not think of that, but that is perfect. Love it.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:53 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: No prediction since I took off from work. My husband works nights Mon - Thur so we got to hang out together. We watched Frozen and my husband was the first to make up and sing a "Let It Go" inspired song entitled "Stinky Butt" in honor of one of our cats. We also did some grocery shopping $31 and went out to eat $27. Saturday: I was out and about doing errands. I bought some makeup at Ulta $9.67. Bought some pet food $10.37, and tortured myself by looking at the kitties at an adoption fair. Got some flowers to bring my Mom $9.97. Sunday: Visited Mom for Easter, paid for brunch $74.87. Brunch was not that great for the money we spent but we had a lovely day.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:46 am 0

On Majoring in Economics and Making Money

@SarahAnne Speaking as a Sociology/Social Work graduate who is right on track in terms of the salaries listed above. I think Sociology ended up being a default major for some and could lead to tons of debt. However I strongly disagree that Sociology is always a not work related general "liberal arts" path. The degree did offer a track you could take with very statistics/programming oriented courses, which I did take advantage of. Basically any job that ends in "analyst" that would be great training for. Had I continued with my old company I would have been in the $80,000 or above range but I chose the do-gooder research path. Less money but significantly less bullsh*t and no office cubes. But I did stay long enough in the old job to get my 401k vested which did help my retirement significantly.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:38 am 0