What your restaurant / bar server wants you to know

As some of you know, I’ve been a waitress/server before.  Yes, my pretties, like many other people out there, I spent six (too-)long years on my feet, Suggestively Selling deserts and exotic house-recipe lemonades according to corporate-chain-mandated scripts in restaurants, or convincing tables of drunkards that they needed one more pitcher of beer on Dart League … More What your restaurant / bar server wants you to know

No health insurance? So what happens if you *don’t* pay the tax / fine?

Let’s say you’re in the same boat as my partner and me.  We live in the US.  We have no health insurance.  We couldn’t afford health insurance.  Affordable group plans are not available to us (we’re self-employed).  We couldn’t afford (and frankly, don’t need or want) the lowest-tier “bronze”-level insurance plan.  We don’t qualify for … More No health insurance? So what happens if you *don’t* pay the tax / fine?

8 things your friendly massage therapy intern wants you to know 

In a “previous life”, I was a massage therapist.  I had a license, my own practice, and an insane number of hours of training under my belt. It seems so long ago, because, well, it was.  Thirteen years, to be almost-exact.  So much has happened since then.  Rivers of water under bridges and all that. … More 8 things your friendly massage therapy intern wants you to know