@stuffisthings I haven't smoked in several years but I used to buy cigarettes from the stand alone news stands. So at one point, they could.
@bgprincipessa I think the threat of being beaten up into a sandwich will keep people from questioning the phrase.
One of my favorite things in the spring was walking past Lincoln Center in the evenings and seeing everyone dressed up for the shows!
The bf and I bought an ikea mattress and bed. We've done this twice now. The first time we bought that super cheap wooden frame and it broke. Twice. Anyway, this time we bought the Malm bed frame and the style we got was on sale for like $100 and this awesome matching headboard with rolling bookcase-type storage things that wheel in and out. That thing was another $100. The mattress we bought from the As-Is section. It was missing most of the plastic wrapping so we got it for $100. The outside was dirty so we figured we could just wash that cover. So, all together we spent $300 for a queen size set which I thought was pretty awesome. Note- yes you can wash the cover on an Ikea mattress. No you cannot put the cover in the dryer. It will melt. Oops.
If the question didn't include the bit about not even being about to get a basic job, I would swear that I had a friend writing in about me. Which would have been awkwardly sweet. Being in a very similar place to the letter-writer's friend, I say to suggest some things that could help like internships and meetups. It's not to late to intern, especially if she is as talented as you say. Granted internships don't pay but it's a step in the right direction. Maybe talk to your connections and see if they'd be willing to talk to your friend for advice, guidance, etc. As for the loan, I don't know. That's a tough one. I wouldn't be able to take money from a friend.
I've been buying a lot more from Amazon. They always seem to be offering deals. How can I say no to an album for less than $5?
@anachronistique I always say that I'm going to use my refunds for more tattoos. Maybe this year I will. Maybe this year.
I got back $1500ish. What I would like to do is go shopping and buy all new clothes because somewhere along the line I became an adult but no one told my wardrobe that. What I should do is throw it at my student loans. What I am doing is keeping it in my savings until I either get a better job or a second job.
@WaityKatie How does someone adjust their withholdings?
@chevyvan I was going to say the same thing! I own a car in Chicago and right now I really only drive it once a week, just to make sure the battery doesn't die.