On Riding in Car Services With Boys

You can do that, but I've found you'll almost always get a better rate by calling the livery service directly. (I have also ended up in some sketchy situations with illegal car services, and I now prefer to have my trip on record!)

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm 0

On How the Baby-Sitters Club Does Money: Abby

C'mon. Abby would definitely, definitely have had a trust fund.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm 0

On Look, There's Nothing Wrong With Being an Ernie, Okay?

Ernie for life. I try to be a Bert sometimes, to no avail.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm 0

On Being the Bert

@cryptolect also I don't want to be the Anti-Burt because I have a weird thing for 70's Burt Reynolds, ok

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:12 am 1

On Being the Bert

@cryptolect Oh man I just Chaosed all over that spelling on accident (my former 4th-grade spelling bee champion self is ashamed)

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:10 am 0

On Being the Bert

@kellyography Definitely not a Thing. Though it would seem handy! I organized my closet by colors once, and it was pretty nice because I could find anything away, but I didn't stick with it the next time I did laundry because I am indeed a Chaos Muppet.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm 0

On Being the Bert

I am the anti-Burt.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm 0

On College Is Expensive and the NY Times is ON IT

@angry little raincloud True, I completely forgot about the guarantor requirement which is complete and total bullshit

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm 0

On College Is Expensive and the NY Times is ON IT

@Josh Michtom@facebook That's fair, New York City is not for everyone, but as I said above, I felt like the NYT pulled particularly bad reps for this article. 1) Owing $1,000/mo and owning a dog. Unless it's a therapy dog, maybe she should admit that she isn't at a point in her life where she can be a responsible dog owner. 2)$100/night for a motel. Why? You can get absolutely get a 1bed in Manhattan for that price (even a 2 bed in less trendy areas like Yorkville) or a 2 bed in the outer village. 3) 19k in loans is a lot, but its not crippling the way other debt is -- I have a similar amount and my repayments are $221/mo in a 10 year plan. Moreover, he can defer the entire time he's in grad school, and most NYU PhD's I knew lived way out in Bed-Stuy so they could live inexpensively on their meager stipends. Yes, college debt is a HUGE problem and yes, NYC is too expensive, but these people really aren't making great decisions. Then again, it's the NYT

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 11:37 am 3

On College Is Expensive and the NY Times is ON IT

@therealjaygatsby Profit margins for restaurants tend to be pretty slim. Much of the article rubbed me the wrong way; that was just one example that I pulled out. I felt like they could have found better representatives than these three to highlight this issue.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 11:01 am 1