"Prioritizing work, for me, feels like a feminist act. Everything is conspiring against it, so I am the only defender of my work’s importance." Fist pump! I loved everything about this piece, which articulates so well the fears I have when I consider whether my future should include parenthood. As a woman and a person who has worked hard to attain a life that includes a career that is a huge part of my identity, I feel that it is so important to talk (write) aloud about how real families make these choices.
Sorry, concept of "leftover" pizza does not compute. I eat all of the pizza on hand as quickly as possible and then order more.
@andnowlights Your single person non-list list is far better than mine was. So much frozen pizza and hummus.
This is very timely, as my boyfriend and I had a dumb fight on Saturday because I was trying to get him to make up a grocery list, he prefers not to use a list, I kept telling him to make a list, and he eventually told me that he "DIDN'T CARE!!!" and so I told him we weren't going grocery shopping at ALL! And went to Chipotle for dinner by myself. Productive! But - who shops without a list? I would just spend $100 on wine and crackers and cheese.
Last Friday night, I worked until 9pm and then ordered takeout Thai BUT THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED WHEN I GOT THERE. Tonight, whatever it takes to replicate that experience with a different ending ($30 for 2?). Tomorrow I need to make/get dessert + bottle of wine for a dinner party ($20). Sunday we are going to check out the Blue Angels and other festivities for the 1812 celebration. Traffic will be a nightmare, so we are walking - $0 for parking but $25 for coffee/water one way and late lunch early dinner on the way home. Misc. groceries at some point, so I will round up to $100.
@apples and oranges I just posted a comment about this a couple of days ago. We're phone twins. I *really* do not want to pay for data. There are times when it would legitimately help me to do my job better, and there is an assumption that people in my age/income bracket/profession have smartphones, which has been awkward or problematic occasionally. But not like $1200/year awkward, am I right? Holding out ... for now.
'Folders, I still have a dumb slide phone and I really need to upgrade to a smartphone, but I am scared and don't know how to do it. And also I technically obviously don't NEED one and I am finding that hurdle difficult to jump over, despite the fact that my phone is dying and my life would be made much easier with an updated phone that would allow me to check email. Wah.
This sounds like a lovely vacation and I have always wondered what those "week at the beach"-type trips would really cost. I am only slightly disappointed that Tina Fey doesn't vacation on an island where people wear dark socks to the beach (after the French custom.)
I got home from a very active vacation in an extremely hot and humid place on Tuesday evening and have left a backpack full of laundry in a corner of my apartment since then. Tonight's the night!
I would *love* to have a spreadsheet that lists the best prices for staples. I feel like I just don't know, even though I am old and have lived on my own for years and cook most of my meals. I am easily overwhelmed by all of the different grocery stores and circulars and whatnot, and feel like Lucille Bluth half the time. I mean, it's one banana, how much could it cost, $10?