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

On Friday Estimate

Mike, your weekends always sound great - it's always a perfect balance of socializing, productivity, and time to yourself.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm 0

On Chatting About Work Trips and Expense Guilt

I FEEL YOU MIKE. It's definitely an "avoiding excess" mindset, but I'm also just not as bothered by things as most people? Like, I don't think taking a bus from the airport and bringing my own books/magazines/water means I don't take care of myself - I'm just easier to care for I guess.

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm 0