On Our Tendencies to Procrastinate

@Meaghano I use StayFocusd which is an extension for Chrome, if anyone is interested!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:51 am 1

On How David Shapiro, Creator of Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, Does Money

Whoa, Logan!! I think I did a double take.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm 0

On Our Attempt at a $20-a-Day Budget

I keep trying to convince myself not to buy drinks at dinner, because it is literally half the check!!! Such a waste, but then it's always so tempting. And then I wonder how my eating out costs are in the triple digits every month. My biggest issue with the "$20 a day" idea is that I usually group errands together, right? So, hit Target, hit the dry cleaners (in theory but really I never go to the dry cleaners because I'm lazy), but you get the idea. I guess the $20 are supposed to carry over from day to day in this scenario though? So I could accumulate my dollars for weekend spending? Because I'm usually pretty good on weekdays, having no life as I do.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm 0

On Family Plan Shame

Still on a plan with my dad (almost 26), not even ashamed. It's cheaper that way. I used to pay the full bill for a while, now he pays it and wouldn't even think about accepting $$ from me for it (you need that! you need a car! and a house! pay off your loans first!) ... so, I'll continue to stay on for some time until the guilt sets in.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

On Chatting About Tuna Noodle Casseroles, Jell-O, and the American Iron Housewife

@HelloTheFuture Every now and then my bf is struck with nostalgia and makes Tater Tot casserole - ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, tater tots, a can of condensed cheese (???!!!) and maybe something across the top, not even sure. It's so clearly a nostalgia thing because it does not. taste. good. I try to be game, but it's tough.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0

On The Most Expensive Meals We've Ever Paid For

@andnowlights well I would definitely love to go back, so I'll have to remember this (or ask next time!). Now that you mention it though, I was very late on the planning this time around, so that may have been why I chose Etch (and even that was like a 9pm reservation - a bit late for us, we had to have several snacks beforehand)

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0

On The Most Expensive Meals We've Ever Paid For

@andnowlights So this is where I should have gone instead, huh? I wish I had thought to ask someone instead of just relying on internet reviews. (see my comment down below)

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm 0

On The Most Expensive Meals We've Ever Paid For

I don’t remember exactly, but I *think* my most expensive meal was a few months ago when I was visiting Nashville. We were on vacation so we thought it’d be nice to go somewhere we wouldn’t usually. We went to a place called Etch, and I just looked up my credit card bill – turns out it was only $112 for the 2 of us. So hmph, not as expensive as I remembered. I was rather disappointed with the meal, actually. It wasn’t bad, just not as special as I was hoping. Another time I went on a 2nd date with a guy to one of the more expensive restaurants in my city (Pazo, Baltimore), and he paid for the whole thing and it had to be a good amount. And then we only went on 2 more dates. Even at the time I thought he was crazy for taking me there on a 2nd date. ETA: Like, he was trying to impress me, but instead of being impressed I just thought he was nuts. Backfire.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0

On Think Of The Money I Could Make By Simply Ruining My Life With Airbnb

@OllyOlly whoa whoa whoa you cannot just say "But then my neighbor was murdered in his car coming home late one night so I guess you get what you pay for?" without further explanation. Murdered in what fashion?! for what motive?!! That is so awful. Did you move after that?

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:55 am 0

On 10 Ways of Looking at a Paycheck

I loved this! It is making me especially grateful to realize that I have never worked somewhere that was slow on paychecks. That one principal, while that could be a bit condescending, is actually very sweet.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:25 am 0