"It just hit me. I don't have to stay here, I can live and work somewhere else, it's not the end of the world."
People who smoke -- more precisely, those who despite government educational efforts, still smoke -- are, on average, less able to afford $12 or $14 a pack.
Laundry in New York is even worse than regular laundry. You have to locate a laundromat, figure out what kind of money they take, haul your stuff there, come back in time to switch it before some angry weirdo tosses your intimates on the floor, lug it back home, and fold it. It can be a day-long saga and that’s if you have one nearby and it doesn’t require all quarters.
"She seems like someone who is very nice, except for today. Today she is evil."
My coworkers have provided for me in ways that are less quantifiable than money, career, or real estate: it's been in venting sessions over drinks, showing up to my events, movie nights, hugs, holidays spent together, and general support.
A few nights ago, Ben arrived home from work carrying several bags, none of them the one containing his newly bought shirt from J. Crew ($66, on sale).
All I ever want to do is chill in a room full of cats, so if you are similarly minded, the Meow Parlour is an excellent idea. But, and I can’t emphasize this enough, no matter how much money you pay, they’re still cats and therefore fuzzy jerks.
The story is that the ex wants to move out but doesn't have the financial wherewithal to do so. So, until Levy can sell the mansion-like apartment where the entire brood currently lives, she and Lipman are stuck sharing a kitchen and squabbling over inanities.