On Villa Tunari
Dusting off the ol' user name to say your writing is a treat.
@likethestore YUP. I came across Jezebel in 2007, I didn't really realize it had only just started then. Can't say exactly when I stopped reading, but I haven't looked over there in ages.
@Aspiriationally Natalie omg, I had seen episodes very casually after the Amazing Race, but got so into it this season and am now starting over from the beginning on Hulu and dang why don't more people watch this show.
@Emby My older brother was a financial disaster, which led a bail out loan from my parents to save him from credit card interest rates. But then years later we found out he didn't even admit all of his debts at the time. WE STILL LOVE HIM. I am sure it was a scary conversation, but it will get easier.
@klemay I just want to say, don't feel silly or vain. My mom has some foot problems and she ended up at a plastic surgeon for feet because she thought this lady would be on her level about not wanting to trash a shoe collection.
@adorable-eggplant I use Mint to categorize and track my expenses on a regular basis. I have a few set categories [car insurance, internet, rent] and then a few flex categories [home goods- cleaning supplies, toiletries, shopping - any personal goodies, and amusement - a random tag for going out fun money that includes bars or restaurants or movies]. At the end of the month any money I saved (to make it easy I pick a base number in my checking account, and transfer out anything above that number at the last day of each month) gets moved to my 'high' yield savings account. And then I have a google spreadsheet where I track and divide what I save every month. I have a column for cash savings, IRA contributions, and then vacation money (which is excess savings above my goal for the other two).
@Sunny Schomaker I had a German friend in college who told me, "now I am pretty conservative - but I don't get this. Why do people not want health care."
Oh god someone tell me what I should be doing with my hair then.
@lemonadefish the natural history museum also has a great exhibit on human origins right now, come for the gems, stay for the skulls
@SmartCookie can you give me a guideline of things you generally like? Also the weather is beautiful right now, you picked a great week! I just had a really good brunch at DGS, a more upscale Jewish deli. Eggs Benedict on latkes with smoked salmon.