The brownies I baked yesterday are very delish, and, given the prices of bought treats in the area of my office, good economic sense. I would say that the chocolate was the most expensive part, but butter has been getting crazy expensive in the city lately. I'm guessing that the bodegas and local supermarkets are jacking butter prices along with the milk prices.
Things that are pissing me off or making me sad today are:
Continuing layoffs at large lawfirms: http://abovethelaw.com/2009/03/
This makes me twitchy about my prospects for finding employment when I relocate in the fall.
The Met Opera has hocked the two Chegalls in the lobby to get some liquid cash: http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/
There are vultures who try to convince relatives of deceased people that they're on the hook for the departed's debts: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/
SFAIK, families are NOT responsible for paying off debt out of their own pockets.