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By jenjenboben on Did We Buy Any Cool Stuff This Weekend?

I hate big pushy crowds when shopping, and for years my budget was so tight that it didn't matter how good the deal was, I couldn't afford anything they were selling on Black Friday. One year, still broke, my husband waited outside for 2 hours for the big toy that was on sale, so we could afford to buy it for our child. They only had 4 and he was 7th in line, so all that time and lack of sleep was wasted. Even now, with our better financial position, it's rare I see a deal on something in our gift-giving price range. So I never shop that day.

BUT, this year I happened to see that the gecko setup we planned to get our oldest daughter was 50% off on Black Friday. I didn't get up for the 6 a.m. opening though. I just figured I would head over after I woke up and see if there were any left. There were! And everything there was super chill, I got to pet some doggies, and on the way home the guy in front of me in line at Starbucks paid for my coffee. So it was a pretty awesome day.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm 4

By celeec4@twitter on Friday Open Thread

@garli AMAZING. That's really awesome that HR is responsive? Anyways, super glad that life is less stressful for you. :)

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm 1

By adorable-eggplant on Friday Open Thread

@garli GET IT. That's awesome and awe-inspiring.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm 2

By melis on Remembering the Early Days of Jezebel with Anna Holmes

As for me, these days, I read only Bustle.

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm 24

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on We Have At Least 8.8 Billion More Earth-Like Planets to Ruin

@garli "Of the all the planets in all the galaxies, you had to walk on this one."

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm 1

By stuffisthings on We Have At Least 8.8 Billion More Earth-Like Planets to Ruin

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Have some empathy, being fired from work for 5 months sounds terrible. Usually it only takes like a 45-minute meeting with HR.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:56 pm 2

By Tragically Ludicrous on "The cost for each attendee: $4000. And that was after Tracy’s fiancé paid one night for everyone at the W hotel"

God, but weddings fascinate and horrify me.

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 10:05 am 1

By fabel on The "Box Girls" at the Standard Hotel

Dude this job would be PERFECT for me. I love pretending not to see people.

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm 7

By Jen@twitter on Abstinent Nation

I like reading stuff like this because sometimes it's just good to hear that you aren't the only single person left in the world.

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 11:26 am 4

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@garli Seconded. The day I gave up on trying to form a lean-muscle look and just went ahead with bulking up was the day I started enjoying workouts.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm 4