ProductivePal
ProductivePal
1/3/15
4:35 PM
6

My fool of a brother and his bovine wife are always wailing how 'poor' they are (together they bring in $80k/year) and I've repeatedly explained in words of two or fewer syllables it's because they eat at least 1 meal out per day (sometimes 2. sometimes all 3). They just stare at me, unblinking and uncomprehending. Read more

1/3/15
12:44 PM
3

Us too. After the mortgage, food, particularly expensive food, is my family's biggest expense.

8/17/14
10:37 AM
1

That title could bring in other opportunities but if you are pressed for time, you might drop it. After all, it's already on your resume.

8/11/14
7:17 PM
1

Thank you. Now if I had a boss that would say that every once in a while...

8/11/14
9:53 AM
1

Eh, that tactic works, but only if your boss isn't a jackass. I had a similar issue at one performance review: Read more

8/11/14
7:55 AM
1

Gratitude by definition should be genuine. Speaking of that—thanks for sharing. Genuinely.

7/9/14
6:55 AM
1

I use baroque classical music and it works fine with me, if I try jazz or something more playfull I get carried away! =)

7/6/14
3:49 PM
2

I'm not sure if it's intentional, but it's nice to be honest with your doctor and remind them about your health insurance and financial needs.

7/5/14
5:17 PM
3

Not encouraging self-diagnosis, but I am encouraging readers to discuss alternative tests with their doctor.

7/1/14
11:50 AM
1

That's amazing. Rind and all? Wow. My son has tried lemon (and was pretty neutral on it) and I thought that was amazing.

6/30/14
10:59 PM
19

Where I've gone wrong is I've followed the investment advice of Jimmy Buffett.

6/29/14
11:03 PM
1

Bought carrots yesterday. Son picked "his" carrot. It had to go in "his" bag. He ate the whole thing for dinner. Raw. Just chomped it like Bugs Bunny until it was too thick to bite through and then I cut the rest up for him.

6/29/14
11:01 PM
1

Do it! It was a joy watching my son try and like fruitcake. And that thing was expensive as hell and took a long time to make. But it was SO GOOD!

6/29/14
2:19 PM
1

Our oldest, at a whopping 14 months old, isn't particularly discriminating in her tastes. I mean that in the best possible way: if we offer it to her, and it's meal time, she's eating it. Usually, it takes one mouthful and she's on board. Butternut squash and pumpkin appear to be the exceptions, for reasons that defy Read more

6/28/14
7:24 PM
4

Tough to buy a swimming pool or racquetball court though...:)

6/25/14
7:47 PM
3

I think you bring up a very valuable point. It's important to see where tasks rank for others as well as yourself. I think this can be helpful, though, when you have a mountain of tasks and you're not sure where to start.

6/25/14
7:24 PM
15

Does anyone else see an issue with this? I mean a lot of those tasks that are 1s & 2s are stuff that keeps your household/family/home running in a personal sphere (ie packing lunches). And in my work life a lot of those tasks that are 1s & 2s for me are 9s & 10s for my boss. I am a teacher, for me, working Read more