On I Don't Get Las Vegas

I went to Vegas once, when I was 13 or 14, with my dad. News flash: do not let your 13-year-old choose the vacation destination. Why did I choose Vegas? I could not tell you. What do a 13-year-old girl and a 37-year-old man do in Vegas for a week? Not …. A lot. We saw some shows and rode a few rides and ate great food. I got kicked out of a casino for playing a slot machine. Many people tried to hand us flyers for inappropriate clubs and shows (hello?! 13-year-old girl and 37-year-old man!) I had fun, but even with the promise of gambling and drinking and all the other stuff I could do now that I’m of age, I do not have enough interest to go back unless there’s a very good reason. It would be really hard for me to enjoy myself when every thing I could do feels like spending money for spending money’s sake.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:33 am 1

On "Is There Anything More Ironic Than Coming to Live in Des Moines"

@apples and oranges that's actually the case with several places on that list - maybe that's part of what Ester was referring to as bizarre.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:19 am 2

On On Engagement Ultimatums

@Meaghano nothing fills me with more anxiety than the thought of planning a wedding. committing to my SO for life? sure! planning a 1-day event and trying to get both of our families there and not have to deal with every nitpicky need and not having anyone get in a fight? noooope, that's impossible.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

On A Drunk Stole My Kale. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

I used to work at a law school library, and people would leave their things unattended for *hours* - knowing that there was a theft problem. It's terrible but I wish for once those people would have their things taken instead of the people who honestly just want to run to the bathroom.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

Being trapped in that situation, even for 12 hours, sounds like my absolute worst nightmare. It's like high school but with even less supervision.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

@dromeda no, Ashley was awful too. They're almost all terrible. I hope the good ones got out.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm 0

On On Seattle and Small Apartments

After you mentioned in a comment the other day about washing your dishes in the bathroom sink, I was really hoping you'd do something on your apartment. which, for the record, is much cuter than anything I've done with my place that I've been in for 2.5 years, so don't feel bad about showing it! Question, though: .... where are your clothes? are there drawers/bins under the bed?

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm 0

On How to Eat Right, Office Lunch Edition

@Ester Bloom wait wait wait. was #2 two separate items that can each be made at the office cooler, or are you suggesting them together?

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0

On The Ethics of Only Selling Clothes for the Very Thin

@garli ah thanks! I knew 5-7-9 sounded the most right (hence it being the last one I said). I remember being in one circa 2002-2004 but that was also in a *very* outdated mall, so...

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:20 am 0

On The Ethics of Only Selling Clothes for the Very Thin

So I could be imagining this, but I think back in high school (so early-mid 2000s, same as when Mean Girls came out) I used to shop at a store called 1-3-5 or 2-4-6 or 5-7-9 something like that, that was exactly the same as the premise in Mean Girls. I was v. v. tiny back then, probably a 0, and I liked that store because it fit me without being childish (as in, moving down to kids' sizes) or overpriced (see: Hollister, Abercrombie)

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:41 am 0