On Do 1 Thing Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do

I am caught up on "one things" but I have a growing list of New Year's Resolutions! I love those swaddle blankets. Also, waterproof pads. New parents don't know how many of those they will need. And get that baby something frivolous and soft that's in the 12 mth size. Remember how you didn't realize how fast your baby would outgrow clothes?

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am 0

On A Cautionary Tale About Generation Gig

You can do it - go back and look at Mike Dang's squiggle chart. That's my plan when I start feeling overwhelmed.

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm 0

On In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

@TheDilettantista I concur with everything you said! We love Durham.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:39 am 1

On Is Your Boss Springing for a Holiday Party

It is hard enough to get the socially awkward but lovable bunch I work with to even go to a free lunch! We did a holiday party once together with staff from a hip hair salon & restaurant that we are tangentially connected to. There was karaoke. Everyone from my office was miserable. The best holiday party I ever went to was for an interior design firm that my architect husband was sort of working with for a while. It was at our favorite restaurant. They rented out the whole bar and ordered everything on the menu to come out family style. There was endless booze and people I didn't know who I became BEST FRIENDS with by the time dessert was served. God, that was fun. The worst one was for the job my husband hated. We weren't married yet, I don't think. A creepy dude from one of the other offices hit on me when my husband went to the bathroom. The bosses stayed up really late doing cocaine and stealing holiday decorations from other offices downtown and showed up at work the next day in their clothes from the night before. Classy.

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0

On Above The 'Fold: The Very First Billfold Live Event!

Choire & Alex should drop by. I have many ideas. So fun!

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm 0

On Above The 'Fold: The Very First Billfold Live Event!

A Logan cameo! Laura June! sooo tempting!

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm 0

On Giving Tuesday

I am going to donate to the NC Diaper Bank. This story still gives me nightmares. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=241222085

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm 0

On On Creative Businesses That Sometimes Lose Money, or "The Pomplamoose Thing"

@OllyOlly Manufacturing, distribution, promotion, art design (if needed) marketing, etc and yeah cut of album sales.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm 0

On On Creative Businesses That Sometimes Lose Money, or "The Pomplamoose Thing"

@ollyolly I work for an independent label and we do not generally offer tour support or take any money from any tour proceeds. There is no hard & fast answer, I don't think. It's hard out there.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

On On Creative Businesses That Sometimes Lose Money, or "The Pomplamoose Thing"

I have been working with musicians for a really long time and it is increasingly hard to make money with every passing year. You have to make the margins super-tight. I think the reason so many musicians took umbrage with this article is that the whole tone suggests the tour was always going to be a "loss leader" until the band returned to their youtube/sponsorship money. For so so many bands, the only money they will ever receive comes from the road. I would be happy to set you up with a road warrior or two for a different view if you ever want me to.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm 1