My parents were immigrants and they worked very hard, like 12+ hour days, on less than minimum wage, so I know first-hand how important the value of money is. That’s why I don’t live extravagantly and always live within my means.
We spent several minutes on the phone gushing about how happy we were and how great this was going to be, and then I asked my sister where she was planning on staying.
“I thought I’d stay with you!” she said cheerily.
Each potential applicant has an approximate 0.06 percent chance of getting one of these affordable apartments.
“They talk about “creativity” and “earning money” as if it’s a binary, when actually there’s a lot of crossover there. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, and I knew if I was going to do this for a living I wasn’t gonna burn screenplays to survive in my squatter apartment.”
So how much did I spend to travel to The Billfold Live? Let’s add up the numbers.
I’m a first year attorney at a non-profit legal services organization, in New York.
I do not personally appreciate cats or cat-based agendas, but I do support a person’s right to perch on a cafe chair sipping a pun-based coffee drink, surrounded by adoptable pets. And yes, the four-day Purina ONE Cat Cafe™ will be populated by pre-screened orphan cats from the North Shore Animal League. The 16 cats have been “evaluated behaviorally, medically and socially” and are ready to go home with whomever is so moved.
I want to make sure you guys all have front row seats to the latest saga of great banality between me and my landlord. This time, it involves a household appliance!
Our refrigerator (pictured) is not so much a refrigerator as it is a tiny vintage collectible that belongs in a museum and not in someone’s kitchen. We knew this when we moved in, our broker mentioned something about us demanding a new fridge but that we might have to pay for it, so we shrugged our shoulders and, dealing with a million other move-in stresses, told ourselves it would be fine.