Sometimes it helps to visualize overly complex theoretical models.
Forgive me, Frugalosphere, for I have sinned.
Civic duty, schmivic duty–the fact is, when faced with the annual call to jury duty, most of us are just trying to get out of it. Oh sure, in the abstract, we all are charmed by the idea of jury duty–we like the idea that average citizens get to sit on a jury and everything. […]
It’s probably a little premature to go around talking about how the recession is over, even if it is, technically speaking. Because really, all you have to do to have a recession end, is to break up a string of three months of negative growth, which is hardly anything to get excited about. Not that […]
I think that designing jewelry must be one of those dreams that all little girls (besides me) had when growing up–made of the same stuff as Barbie, ponies, and horse-drawn carriages at weddings. Because lately it seems like everyone and their sister has a jewelry line: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Ivanka Trump, Mary Kate and […]
Weight has been on my mind lately, as you might already know. As I struggle to get rid of the 18 pounds I somehow managed to gain last year, I’ve realized that all of a sudden weight is everywhere–everything I look at seems to have something to do with weight: yet another rise in childhood […]
Trader Joe’s: Selling Shitty Beer Is Easier If You Make It Seem Like Part Of An Effort At Simplyifying You Life
[singlepic=59,560,560,,center] Many of you know I’m not a drinker (anymore). But when I saw this in my local Trader Joe’s I took out my trusty iPhone camera (which sucks, by the way, one of the only features of the phone which is really disappointing) and snapped a shot without really processing what about it struck […]
[singlepic=56,560,560,,center]Photo by Spiegel Online You think we have it bad? Latvia’s gross domestic product has been down by almost 20 percent over the past four quarters, which is particularly craptastic when you take into account that the U.S.’s decrease was only 6.1 percent over the last year. And that, as the NY Times reports, this […]
[singlepic=54,560,560,,center]Photo by Stachelhaut A recent Washington Post article discusses the high cost of being poor and provides some quasi-documentation for the general truism that, while the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. None of the hardships of the poor cited by the article are earth-shattering news to people who have done their time below […]
[singlepic=53,750,750,,center]At Staples Center, the masses descend from their nosebleed seats after a triumphant Laker victory. We went to a Lakers game tonight–a playoff game, and a big one at that, since the odd games are always the most important in a series (according to Mr. Right-Click). Whomever wins the odd games usually wins the series, […]