I have a relative who just turned 100 and is still living a very full, rich life. His mobility and memory are not as good as they once were but he just has this irrepressible zest for other people and life in general. Most of his grandchildren are under age 25- had he shuffled off this mortal coil at age 75, he would never have met them and watched them grow. You never know how your life is going to pan out.
Just wanted to say that the "stumbling upon secret room in Manhattan apartment" thing actually happened to me IN REAL LIFE. Granted, it was my aunt and uncle's apartment and not my own, but I once went to return a hairdryer to their master bathroom when staying with them one time and saw a door on the other side of the room that I had never noticed. It was slightly ajar and light seemed to be coming through, so I pushed it open there THERE WAS A WHOLE OTHER ROOM that I'd never seen before. I was floored. Who has a room off of their bathroom?!
title instantly made me think of "because a Liz Lemon party is MANDATORY."
@Worgchef that's... basically what happened to my dad. befriend those ostracized older relatives, people!
i once bought a new couch and had it delivered. the delivery guys were 6 hours late (not their fault, i was last on the list and shit happens along the way- what i wanted was just to be updated about this delay). when i called to ask for a refund of the delivery fee, they said they couldn't refund but could give me the money on a giftcard to their store. what is with that?! it happens all the time! i am displeased with your service, so you give me more money to spend...using your services? makes no sense. so then i sold the giftcard online and took the cash. heh.
my mom always said to me when i was younger "if you ever really need to use a bathroom in a store and they seem reluctant, just pretend you're pregnant."
the taxes on that Puerto Rico house are $24/YEAR. BRB moving to PR
my kitchen ceiling has leaked for the past 10 months and my slumlord (I MEAN LANDLORD) has fixed it approximately 80%. i can't even talk about it without getting red in the face.
I recently took a roadtrip with a friend through a very remote part of the US (minimal radio reception and we forgot an ipod hookup) and we instituted a rule that the passenger was permitted to look at their phone, provided that they read aloud to the driver to keep them entertained. we read through headlines and tweets and such and it was a good system.
My ideal commute is a 10 minute drive along quiet back roads in an non-urban area. I had that commute for 3 months and it was blissful.