On Our Dollar Bills Are So Disgusting

I would be more worried if dollar bills WEREN'T covered in E. coli and S. aureus, because I would assume they were emitting gamma radiation or impregnated with antibiotics. Bacteria live on your body and everything you touch! It is the way of the world. Don't freak out.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:24 pm 0

On Tuesday Check-In

@Allison We have the same name and went to the same school at the same time! Hello, doppelganger.

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm 0

On Unpaid Volunteers With Guns Performing the Duties of Police Officers

Beyond all the other reasons this is a terrible idea, why would anybody want to do it? Being employed guarantees you things like worker's comp, which seems like something you would want if you are walking around with a gun all day.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm 0

On What Product Is Currently Stalking You?

@garli Or they want my ears to be warm.

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm 0

On What Product Is Currently Stalking You?

Hijab. I am the biggest atheist in the world. No clue what happened there.

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:33 pm 0

On Let's Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2013 Check-In

I do not and have never participated in the monthly check in (because I am in graduate school and therefore making debt rather than paying it off) but I had a tiny panic attack this afternoon when I noticed there was no November installment. Yay Logan! Yay everybody! I love rooting for you guys.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm 3

On Coming Out as Poor at Duke University

@louisebelcher I went to Duke and the best friends I made there were the ones I worked with. Socializing with coworkers really helped weed out the pearl-and-polka-dot set.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm 0

On How Much Do You Spend on Eating Out Each Month?

$30/month. I would like this number to be higher, because I love food, but: graduate school.

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 8:47 am 0

On The Beer And Hotdogs Weren't Free, But It Felt Like It

I enjoyed this article up until the Crop Circle Wheat. Crop Circle tastes like old pants. Thanks for reassuring me that the Duck Blind won't be a waste of my extremely limited dollars as long as I can pack down five beers!

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm 0

On Tuition is Crazy But Can We Also Talk About How Some Student Loans Paid for Cruises?

@walls So I am in a similar situation (entering year 2 of a 4-year graduate program, mostly going without loans but will need some eventually) and have a thought. If you are going into graduate school in the US and getting federal loans, it might not be a good idea to take loan money and hold onto it. The government no longer offers subsidized loans to graduate students and your loans will accrue 6.8% interest from the day you accept them. I decided to go for as long as I could with as few loans as I could, even though it might make things touch-and-go my fourth year, because there's no investment I could make that would compensate for a 6.8% interest rate.

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm 1