On King of the Christmas Jews

This is exactly the kind of thing I like to read, because it feeds in to my hope that most people working on holidays are there because they want to be!

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm 0

On Revenge Giving, or Giving Out Of Spite

I gave to the St. Louis food bank in the name of the Ferguson police!

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm 0

On A Cautionary Tale About Generation Gig

@Beans And not for nothing, but I'm getting paid right now to write this comment!

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm 0

On The Cost of an Ugly Christmas Sweater

I realized how hipster my neighborhood is when I saw the ugly sweater display in the Goodwill. At least you're not paying $$$ at the Goodwill!

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:34 am 0

On The Cost of Long-distance Friendships

Maybe it's because I'm old, but my long-distance friends and I don't interact much in between visits, which are only a couple of times a year. We go on vacations together ($1000ish), and I'm going to visit several of them over the holidays ($150 for a train ticket).

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:16 am 0

On How Much Did You Spend On Music This Year

I just bought Blank Space. I think I've done my part, really.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm 2

On The Cheapest Generation Goes Generous for the Holidays

@Allison YES. A thing I miss about my old job is that they set up a thing to buy presents for specific kids in the neighborhood, and that was the most fun shopping ever.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:48 am 0

On The Cheapest Generation Goes Generous for the Holidays

@Ester Bloom OK, that's a little older than I would have thought, and not SO obvious why they aren't buying houses, etc. I mean, aside from everything else in the world.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:47 am 0

On The Cheapest Generation Goes Generous for the Holidays

This kind of thing always makes me crazy, because aren't Millennials up to like mid-20s now? Of course they are doing better financially this year than last year -- some percentage of them got out of school and started working, some other percentage finally got a job that pays a living wage, etc. I've been annoyed about this ever since Gen X were "slackers" -- half of us had graduated from college into a recession, and the other half were still in school! Of course we were unemployed!

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:10 am 2

On Even With Healthcare, We Can't Always Get Doctors

@Lily Rowan Oh, but for the past five years, I've gone to different locations of the same HMO, which I like.

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0