On Trying to Pay Off Debt and Falling Off the Wagon (As We Do Sometimes)

At the risk of oversimplifying your situation, is returning the jackets an option? It's obviously not going to solve all of your problems but recognizing that you made a mistake and fixing it right away might be a good first step, and a good habit to get into.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm 7

On Lunch Spots and Budgets

8.91 x ~20 lunches a month would equal more than $100, wouldn't it? I go out for lunch maybe once a week, but I try to get stuff that lasts at least two lunches - there's a small sandwich chain around me that does the most amazing sandwiches that's easily two meals for $12

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm 0

On The Week It Rained and the Future of Umbrellas

The Bay Area has that awful half-drizzle (when we're not in a drought), just heavy enough to be annoying but not hard enough to need an umbrella, so a hooded rain jacket is usually all I need

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm 0

On On My Own: Figuring Out How to Pay for College After My Parents Cut Me Off

Wow, has Cal Poly really gotten that expensive? I graduated in 2013 and I remember paying about $4000 a quarter, but that was just tuition, not living expenses or textbooks or anything. I adore SLO with all my heart though. I miss it so much! Enjoy it while you can, eat a chicken and white sauce pizza from Fattes for me, and NEVER buy books full price at the bookstore. Half.com that ish!

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:25 pm 0

On On Seattle and Small Apartments

The fact that you live in this kind of apartment definitely justifies your previous homemade-vs-store-bought jimmy johns article - I can't imagine doing any food prep or cleanup is particularly enjoyable without a kitchen.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm 0

On How to Eat Right, Office Lunch Edition

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who rolls my eyes whenever suggests almonds as a healthy snack. It is really hard to find a healthy, filling, work appropriate snack though! I'm the slob that brings potato chips and gets greasy fingerprints all over my note paper.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm 0

On The Cost of Things At My Annual Physical

my mom never believed in preventative health care growing up, and as a result I've never gotten a physical, or even been to a primary care doctor in about 13 years (I'm 24). I'm lucky to have no underlying medical issues, but I always think about whether I should have a 'regular' doctor. I already have a gynecologist and a dermatologist, and the urgent care center in my town is really nice.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm 0

On The Cost of Making My Own Sub Sandwich

@HelloTheFuture touche! wow, this is a sad breakup.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm 1

On The Cost of Making My Own Sub Sandwich

I dont know, I feel like calculating time spent isn't really necessary...after all, what's the cost of driving/walking to and from jimmy johns (time + gas if you drive there), and the time spent waiting in line and then waiting for the sandwich? Also: buttering and toasting bread always makes sandwiches 200% better

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm 1

On Love and Nostagia for the Cheaper Stuff

I had fancy mac and cheese recently - baked with 4 types of cheese, truffle oil, bread crumbs blah blah blah - and my first thought was "wow, this is really good. You know what else is really good? Kraft Mac n Cheese."

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm 1