The boyfriend and I found an amazing dining room table at a thrift store in Chicago. It barely fit our apartment there. And now that we're back in NYC, it doesn't fit anywhere in the apartment at all unless you take the legs off and shove the whole thing in the closet. Which we did. Here's hoping it fits in our next apartment.
They Came Together is pretty good. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are hilarious together and the supporting cast is spot on. (Also the production design. The apartments are so spot on.) The movie gets a little tiring toward the end because it was so joke-heavy. But it's definitely worth watching.
@HelloTheFuture It's not the same. Rainbow Chip frosting has deliciously weird, chewy, colorful things. It was amazing.
My sinuses are a mess so every time I try to use a neti pot I feel like I'm drowning.
My sister had a great pancake recipe that involved lemon juice. I'm not sure what that did but those pancakes were always amazing.
Since we're 1000 miles away from family and vegetarians, boyfriend and I make lasagna and go to the movies. Some people view it as sad. I think it's wonderful.
@yulya Bubby's is open on Thanksgiving, doing a "pay what you what" style, and donating a portion to charity. Their pies are amazing.
My sister had her son 5 weeks after I moved back to NYC and I'm constantly feeling like the worst sister/aunt because she's in Ohio and I'm on the east coast.
I have a hard time saying no to free things. And apparently so does the boyfriend. He bought a magnificent mirror off Craigslist and came home not only with the mirror but one of those Crate & Barrel leaning ladder/bookshelf things. We have no room or need for it but it was free so now we have it. I can't say no to clothes, especially t-shirts. You're getting rid of that old graphic tee? I'll take it.
On Buying Power
This is wonderful. And so familiar. I think my parents were secretly a little excited when I stopped growing in the 6th grade. It meant shoes and clothes would last until I actually wore them out and there would be a little more money to put toward my younger sisters.