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Slushy Bus-Ride and Walk Thursday Roundup


Apparently I picked a brilliant day for my first bus ride home from the library (though there wasn’t much of an alternative, since Micah needed the car while I was at work). When I got there in the morning, it wasn’t too bad—big flakes floating down gently. But by the time I got off, there was a lot of snow and slush everywhere.

The bus part went smoothly enough but the walk back was a bit over half a mile. I’ve learned that the best way to walk in the slush without slipping is to pick up your feet more, like you’re marching. I also used my umbrella to block the spray from cars which were kicking up more than usual.

It was an adventure in its own way, but much easier than walking/sliding/falling down a hill of ice that separated me from my campus last year. I only wish I had pictures…

So, roundup time!

Patrick at Cash Money Life wrote about how to avoid credit card fees. If you’re going to get a credit card, you should at least do you best to your best to avoid unnecessary fees.

David of My Two Dollars evaluated the pros and cons of target date retirement funds. They’re awesome for setting up and just letting run…managers will change your asset allocation based on your retirement date. So I’d be less conservatively invested now (80% stocks 20% bonds perhaps) and then it’d switch in about 30 years. outlined backing up your life—updating your resume, planning for retirement, widowhood, everything that could happen.

Oh, and remember yesterday’s post on the Pay Per Play and your large number of negative reactions? Well today I got an e-mail telling me about this great opportunity–from guess who. When I asked if they’d read my post and your comments, the guy said that he was sorry for me. Yeah. I’m sorry for me too–not making money by annoying my readers. Oh wait, I’m not sorry. *shudder* I wouldn’t be able to stand visiting my site.

And thanks to all the new subscribers this week!

photo by ronin_z_e_r_o


Kiran January 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

This is my first winter in DC. I’m from a Midwestern lake effect area so this is nothing.

I was in the South for work for the snow we had a week or so after Thanksgiving. So this is my first (serious) snow here.

However I’m scared of the Virginia drivers! Fortunately its only a 2 mile drive between home and work.

In any frozen precipitation event its important to pick up your feet and march. Especially ice.

Patrick January 17, 2008 at 9:50 pm

We had a good bit of snow this morning as well, but it warmed up by noon… A wet mess that eventually melted away. I’m sure it will come back tonight!

Thanks for the mention!

The Bad Penny January 18, 2008 at 10:15 am

He’s sorry for you because you don’t want annoying ads on your site? As a reader, I’m thankful you aren’t taking advantage of his “opportunity.”

Grace January 18, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Oh Honey! Get thee to an outdoor store and purchase Yax Trax–it will be the best $20 you ever spent. My sister gave me a pair for Christmas two years ago. They are essentially chains for your feet and fit nicely onto the bottoms and lower sides of your shoes. I come from a long line of uncoordinated people and I am not steady on my feet in icy conditions–but these little doohickeys have been great.

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