On Here is Your Open Thread

@xtinamartinson I lost eight hearing aids growing up, hah.

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm 0

On Remembrance of College Interviews Past

@ronswansonluva Did you actually hear back from the college on the students they had picked? Did they tell you why they picked the ones you didn't particularly like?

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm 0

On Remembrance of College Interviews Past

I was interviewed for Yale 12 years ago but didn't get in. We discussed Joyce and about her experience as a Yalie in the early 80s. This was was done at a workplace where her husband works as an ophthalmologist. After attending a more selective college, I learned that I was not Ivy League material and that my high school was actually a joke.

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm 0

On $900 Craigslist Ticket to Lena Dunham's NYC Book Reading Still Available

@HelloTheFuture Cool, thanks. :)

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:45 pm 0

On $900 Craigslist Ticket to Lena Dunham's NYC Book Reading Still Available

What is she famous for?

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm 0

On The Delicate Nature of Asking Your Parents for Financial Help

Borrowing money interest free from parents isn't exactly a privilege since it's so common. It's far from being luxurious as well, if one needs a brand new computer and a clean bed in America nowadays. The circumstance of the client who couldn't make the $120 bail makes foster care a 5-star hotel for the kid. Now that's privilege.

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 11:27 pm 0

On Our Money Daydreams: Befriending Elderly Millionaires & Finding Bags of Gold

This happened to my friend in SF. He got 250K from an old woman he befriended for nearly 4 years. He wasn't too surprised and has moved on to an elderly couple he met at her funeral. They got some money from her, too.

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 11:36 am 0

On Harvard: Too Rich to Be a Nonprofit?

@Elsajeni I was inside the freshman dorm once (and I can't believe that this was actually 12 years ago). It just needed better lighting. Interestingly enough, one person who lived on the floor said to have worked as a furniture mover that recent summer. Someone joked how he shouldn't mention that he goes to Harvard, or else he won't get tips. Anyway… if anyone saw Prozac Nation with Christina Ricci, part of it was actually filmed on campus, including the dorm room that overlooks Harvard Yard.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 2:17 am 0

On Surprise! Women Are Criticized More Personally in Performance Reviews

I described a woman "reserved" once, and a female co-worker who's like my BFF agreed. She was positive, organized, interested… but still she felt "reserved" to me. She was not shallow, but in a way did seem to hide her true feelings. Wouldn't mention it in the performance report. I was told to smile more often in a work place. So, I need to work on that somehow without being shallow.

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:45 am 0

On Why SF is So Crazy Expensive & DC/NY Are Better

I just applied for a teaching position at SF Public Schools… their salary schedule is surprisingly the same as Minneapolis Public Schools. Better weather and the vibrant city, but affordable home in Minnesota. Just can't seem to have it all.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 10:44 pm 0