SteelWoolWombat
ersatzexpats
9/18/19
1:15 PM
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You’re halfway to elotes (Mexican corn): you just need to add mayo, lime, and chili pepper powder to your butter and shaky cheese.

9/17/19
11:53 AM
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Finishing other people’s sentences. I talk too fast and listen to podcasts and audiobooks at 1.5x speed, so it KILLS me to wait for someone to finish their thought. I start throwing out suggestions (2 or 3 by the time they finally say what they’re saying). I have known how rude it is to the other party ever since I

9/12/19
9:03 AM
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I’m Mexican and the secret is using whole cinnamon sticks and then removing them when the flavor has infused.

8/23/19
3:39 PM
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For me, it’s obsessively monitoring my “all accounts over all time” debt graph on Mint.com. Every time I make an extra payment, I look at the bar graph to see how far I’ve come! The middle was tough, but now that I’m nearing the end, my individual student loan accounts have started closing every few months (I had a

8/19/19
4:14 PM
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Ask your vet for the exact ideal weight and the correct measurement of food. Our vet always told us our dog was overweight but didn’t really specify how much. We put the 35 lb guy on a diet and we were so proud when he lost 3 lbs in one year. At the next visit, they still called him fat! So we asked what his goal

6/28/19
10:45 AM
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I’ll say Bronze status and partly thanks to this challenge, I am out of revolving card debt! I really was on a treadmill of making big payments and big purchases at the same time. Without the purchases, the payments finally made an impact!

3/12/19
12:22 PM
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USC is a private school. You’re thinking of the UC system of state schools, but some of them are just as competitive (UCLA and UC Berkeley have a 16% admit rate).

3/7/19
2:12 PM
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I go home to walk my dog at my lunch break. It can be a drag in bad weather, but I certainly never lose my hour!

2/22/19
2:51 PM
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That’s horrifying! What if there’s a fire? There’s no way one person could carry out 15 penned-in kids! Wow... I wouldn’t even leave my dog in that situation.

2/19/19
8:24 AM
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After 6 years, my husband always thinks I’m not going to eat the best part and asks if he can have it! The best bite??? I was saving that!!!

2/1/19
10:06 AM
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My mom’s rule of thumb was to always carry $20 in cash. I literally never carry more than my 1 quarter for Aldi shopping carts. Every time I have tried to carry cash, the money burns a hole in my pocket immediately and I don’t make it back to an ATM for weeks, rinse and repeat.

2/1/19
8:39 AM
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Aww, that mental health practitioner sounds like a pro! Good for you for being direct! You definitely saved your friend from something far worse than an interesting story about how he learned he had mental illness.

1/30/19
8:34 AM
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That sounds like amazing progress and exactly what I want to be able to say by the end of 2019! Keep it up!

1/28/19
2:41 PM
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Same! I was bummed because I expected to finally kill off my student loans. Oh well... I’m almost there, just no sudden, exciting final payment.

11/6/18
3:09 PM
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This happened to me with Silver Linings Playbook. The trailers made it look like a charming romantic dramedy perfect for a 3rd-ish date with my new beau. Instead, my date (now husband) who grew up outside Philly with a somewhat abusive dad, a doormat mom, and a diagnosis of bipolar I, which he was managing through

10/31/18
1:41 PM
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Scallywag feels discriminated against in that headline! But I still have to show off his rocket costume!

5/10/18
11:33 AM
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It was hilarious! In exchange, he had to do the packing and moving part because I’m exhausted!

5/10/18
9:36 AM
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Even if my house does not appreciate in value, it’s still cool because my mortgage on my 2000 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath with a yard house is EXACTLY equal to the rent I was paying last year for a 400 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment with a jackass downstairs who would blow an air horn when he thought we were too loud. Same city,