At the Republican convention you had to undergo a drug screening and prove you were looking for work before they would give you any free food.
here to add to the commendations pile; this totally resonated with me. but also, logan, i think you may just find, since you've been so honest with yourself--had a veritable breakthrough moment when you unpacked your baggage and analyzed it, and not only understood your pattern of behavior, but understood that it comes from something deeper and ingrained from day one--you just may find that you will organically work your way toward cutting back on the "fun" or "frivolous" things in favor of investing in yourself and in your future; you'll want to, because you GET IT. this is awesome.
@deepomega You call this community "organized"?
@Sass I live in Nashville and have friends I can stay with in Atlanta, so yay for cheap trip! And of course hoping that our charter team makes it to champs, but it will be awesome to see that much good derby in a weekend regardless of if Nashville goes or not.
I'm sorry, but re: adulthood, you may be doing it wrong. I live as part of a late-20s, married two-income household in Portland, and together we make (apparently) less than the husband in this post. We don't have student loans, but our mortgage is $1,200 for a small old house that we love and constantly put money into improving. Day to day, I am so incredibly grateful for how amazing and fun our life is. We work reasonable schedules; we travel (to Europe, sometimes!); we cook delicious, simple food at home; we eat delicious, more complex food at restaurants; we drink masterfully made cocktails, liquors, wines, and beers; we hang out on our patio with a fire and friends and stare at the stars and moon (when we can see them). And we still save money. We're lucky that we and our family members are all pretty healthy. We're lucky that we don't have many responsibilities except to our work and each other. For people like us (and, I think, the poster), adulthood is what we make of it. If you aren't having fun, start doing something different.
@thewurst I found a way to listen to endless streaming music for free -- somebody seems to be broadcasting it unencrypted over the FM radio spectrum. Fancy that! (It's mostly garbage, though.)
Oh, Sandor<3. Thanks for the heads up about his new book! I just ordered it for my library.
This wasn't quite the solution I was looking for, but it'll do. Especially for those big bags of barley and hops I have lying around...