It was not nearly as cool as I thought it was. I moved out there for a job. Stayed a little under 4 years. Maybe it's because my job was in journalism so I wasn't ever around the "weird/fun" parts of Austin but the politicians and they were a bunch of gross good ol' boys for the most part. Otherwise, the food was… » 10/31/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

I also read it as a teen and I had the same feelings as you. The science fair thing sticks out as being kind of like "Hey, ladies, come on now, that's maybe not the best decision." but the rest of the time it angered me. It awakened some sense of feminism in my 6th grade heart. » 10/29/14 3:54pm Wednesday 3:54pm

I still feel like they're kind of pricey for what you get. The $30 & $50 dresses are more like "I have a baby shower" or "I'm going to a day wedding" and I looked into renting one for my 20th reunion. Once I factored in everything it was like $60. I could go to the mall and get a decent looking day dress for that… » 10/29/14 3:33pm Wednesday 3:33pm

Own it. You do you. I have never dressed in a sexy costume. I have been Harry Potter, a cock-fighting rooster and a witch. All of those times I show up to the party and think "Oh yeah, everyone else is pretty much wearing underpants." but then it is also usually chilly here for Halloween so generally everyone is… » 10/28/14 11:42am Tuesday 11:42am

At my last job one of the Marketing Directors decided she wanted videos done. But with barely any budget. And she had no idea about anything. She wanted me to interview the CEO with my iPhone. And then I had to buy a bunch of these types of horrible getty videos and then listen to tons of royalty free music on iTunes… » 10/28/14 9:56am Tuesday 9:56am

Yes, I have a relative who is very vocally gluten-free. Five doctors told her that her physical ailments were because of her thyroid and menopause. The sixth doctor told her it was gluten. The sixth doctor also tried to sell a shitload of unnecessary vitamins to her and expensive juice cleanses. The sixth doctor does… » 10/27/14 11:24am Monday 11:24am

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I live in a very old area of town. Almost every other house on my street is a "century home" with a little plaque saying it was built in 1905 or sometime thereabouts. Mine doesn't just because it costs money to get that title. » 10/24/14 4:27pm 10/24/14 4:27pm

It's about 200 mg of caffeine per day that's allowed. A can of Coke has about 40 mg of caffeine. I'd usually get a decaf coffee in the morning (less than 20 oz of caffeine) and a coke later on. Or if I went for the coffee, I'd skip the coke. A latte has only about 20 oz of caffeine as well so that works too. Plus, if… » 10/24/14 12:07pm 10/24/14 12:07pm

If June has made the decision to date a convicted child molester, I kind of wish the show was going on, if only for the fact that then there would be more adults around and cameras to hopefully prevent this asshole from doing anything. June is obviously not a responsible enough adult to protect those kids. » 10/24/14 10:13am 10/24/14 10:13am

I don't even live in a super nice area - it's fine but not mansion town or anything. There are a number of apartment complexes nearby and I am sure thta 75% of the kids we get live there. Because my street doesn't even have that many kids but I get a steady stream of trick-or-treaters. And I buy tons of candy - give… » 10/24/14 9:44am 10/24/14 9:44am