I’m stuck on this comparison Copperman makes between the Portlanders who are trying to win games that are rigged against them, and the Portlanders who have chosen the city as a place to stay out of games they do not want to play.
“We’re talking about the death of the American Dream for more than one group of people.”
What becomes immediately obvious, when you start apartment hunting, is that there are no apartments.
“In my first two years of the food cart, people said that I’d reached the American dream. But I didn’t know what that was so I Googled it.”
Americans’ biggest expenses are the ones to cut back on: housing, transportation, and food.
I think Mother’s Day is *weird* and I don’t know how to celebrate it except as a daughter.
Choice quote: “This is a bathroom and a home office.” Very efficient.