Q: who is a good marriage partner for an electrical engineer
Q: does tiaa-cref deal in gold?
A: don’t do itte!
Q: can an emergency room dr. charge a level 3 office copay
Q: is love for food a sin
A: Love for food is not the same as gluttony, which requires over-indulgence (to the point of waste). So, no. Also, this would require you to believe in the concept of sin, so…
Q: by what name we shud call our partner
A: ask them what name they prefer
Q: something snart to say to grumpy people
A: Snart you!
Q: how to deal with bad grade in grad school
A: vodka. (Disclaimer, grumpy rumblings does not promote irresponsible drinking)
Q: why do people have comforts
A: Because otherwise we wouldn’t stay alive long enough to reproduce and the human race would die out.
Q: why im considered authoritative
A: because of my fancy moustache.
Q: what are you doing my parents are home
A: Sorry! I’ll just move… that… over here. Yeah. My bad.
Q: when did you want another baby
A: When my first started being able to entertain hirself and to help out around the house. (Also, DH saw his sibling’s newborn and got baby fever.) YMMV.
Q: can i have a gardening business as a second job
A: Can you have it as a first job?
Q: reasons you are from the midwest
A: 1. You were born there; 2. Your parents moved there when you were a child (often for job purposes) and stayed for a while; 3. Your escape pod from Krypton landed there.
Q: places for gifted children to hang out on the internet
A: probably not where I hung out in high school and early college, that’s for sure.
Q: is it better to have a 403 b or a roth ira?
A: Both! If you can swing it. What do you think your income will be like when you retire? Would you rather be taxed now or later?
Q: funny things to say to good looking people
A: “Madam, I may be drunk but bllllearrrrghhhh.” –Winston Churchill after too much alcohol
Q: what will happen if we don’t eat radishes
A: radishes will overrun us all and start getting all up in our grills. Please do your part.
Q: should i buy a home in december
A: Sure, why not? (Assuming you have 20% down and can afford a 30 year fixed rate mortgage)
Q: “pay off mortgage or buy another house”
A: The former, then the latter, unless you have a lot of money (and the temperament) to play investor.
Q: nice things to say to your best friend
A: I couldn’t blog without you!
Q: my marriage is becoming shit, how do i not wallow in misery?
A. Seek counseling, possibly a divorce, and possibly medication.
Q: should you only go into academia if you are independently wealthy
A: No. One could also be very frugal. Or in a field that pays well. Or you could have really low expectations!
Q: when should an untenured high school teacher have a baby
A: whenever ze is ready
Q: can a person have a phd in accounting?
Q: what is the salary of an accountant with phd
A: http://www1.salary.com/Professor-Accounting-Salary.html says the median salary is ~109K for accounting professors. We can’t vouch for its accuracy. Presumably those in the private sector make more.
Q: what you advise people if it was your last day
A: It is really tempting to tell people what you really think of them… don’t. If you can possibly help it.
Q: can the government take your home when you die even if you have a will
A: We Are Not A Lawyer. Consult one. But, probably not. It depends what you mean by “the government” (see eminent domain, etc.). If it’s not paid off, the bank can certainly take it!
Q: how long does it take to furnish an apartment with a kitchen
A: Anywhere from 1 hour at Ikea to 35 years (and counting).
Q: what to do after mortgage is paid off
A: Have a drink, celebrate, take a trip, bulk up your retirement accounts. Buy a pony (warning: your HOA may not approve the pony and may then take your house)?
Q: when will i want baby #2
A: Next Tuesday. Or maybe never. Is never good?
What trends have you been noticing lately?
My sister was recently maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding.
For the reception, they requested that she pick some music to introduce her before her speech or something.
“So, basically, they want you to pick your own theme music?” I asked.
“Yeah,” she replied.
“That seems like a trap!” I said.
“I know! If it weren’t a wedding, I’d pick Don’t Rain on My Parade, but somehow it doesn’t seem fitting. Or Loads of Lovely Love from No Strings.”
“You just want money, a nice position, and loads of lovely love?”
“Who doesn’t?” she asked. “How about Side by Side by Side?”
“Company is so bittersweet. Really anything Sondheim isn’t wedding appropriate.”
“Nope. If I can’t think of anything good I’m defaulting to Dancing Queen, or maybe Good Morning Baltimore cause I used to wake [best friend] up to that. Or maybe Come So Far to Go, but that might be insulting,” and then it was time for her to board the airplane.
So I asked around. My partner suggested the Knight Rider theme song, or Magnum PI, but I think that we’re of a slightly different generation than she is. My mom noted she probably shouldn’t do “Baby I Was Born This Way.” No mom, she probably shouldn’t.
I have to admit, I’d be kind of stumped on this question if I were asked. Maybe Loads of Lovely Love after all… she’s right– who doesn’t want money, a nice position, and loads of lovely love?
#2 says: I’ve always thought about what should be my theme music, but nothing seems great enough to truly capture me.
What’s your theme song?
Ok what is it with this idea that you are getting enough sleep when you can wake up without an alarm? Who does that? Maybe if I set my alarm for 11am! Even when I go to bed early, and set the alarm for 8 – 9 hours later, the alarm always wakes me up. What is WITH you people and your freakish lack of need for alarm clocks? That’s why they make alarm clocks! Because we need them! Perhaps if I never had a class or meeting before 2pm then I wouldn’t need an alarm clock. But seriously! Getting 8 – 9 hours of sleep is NO guarantee that I will then wake up at the right time. Ha ha. I laugh upon your alarm-clock-not-needing! [#2 does not usually use alarm clocks, and even when she does use them, she usually wakes up before they go off.] [#1 sticks out her tongue at #2.]
I *always* feel groggy when I get up. And there is nothing wrong with my thyroid [#2, using her armchair internet skillz, suspects it's a difficult to diagnose thyroid problem], I get plenty of vitamin D, I exercise several times per week (which only makes me MORE exhausted, but that’s a separate post). If I was pulled over on my way to work, I would fail a field sobriety test because I am uncoordinated and usually sleepy at that hour. I can’t even reliably touch my finger to my nose when stone-cold sober, and I do drive sleepy. I know I shouldn’t. But there’s no other way to get to work! Or, if I’m awake when going TO work, I’m very exhausted when coming home, which leaves the same problem.
Who’s with me?!?!?!?!?