Oh, God! is the best. John Denver is a grocery store manager handpicked by God (played by George Burns, natch) to take his message to the people. Everyone, including John’s wife Terri Garr, thinks he’s totally nuts. At FIRST. My Mom was a big fan of this movie, and we watched our VHS copy with some regularity. It’s *very* 70′s and my very next stop is Netflix to see if they have it.
Is Ask A Mortgage Person still happening? I remember the idea was floated a few weeks ago, but don't remember seeing a follow up.
I do I do! Will email this afternoon.
Aw, this is great.
As far as gift cards, I always take a photo with my phone of the back of the gift card (making sure all redemption/claim/access/whatever codes are clearly visible). So if I lose the card, at least I've still got the code to use it online. Obviously, this won't work for Eatily, but for Target and Best Buy, you're good to go. And every few months when I've got a free half hour and am feeling especially organized, I check all the amounts on my gift cards and email a chart to myself, including all the relevant codes. I also try to keep track of my Groupons/Living Social/Scoutmob deals this way.
Have you been to My Favorite Place in Chamblee yet? It's the world's largest estate sale, and everything's a super great deal. I got a huge buffet for $70 that I plan to use as a pantry (of course, I then spent a hundred bucks on a sander and chalk paint and wax, and countless hours in the garage putting on about eight coats of paint, and I'm still not totally happy with it. But that's neither here nor there.). And some fantastic bookends for $10 that I'm now inspired to spray paint gold. You must go!
Ten years ago, I was miserable in my personal life and desperate for a location change, so I left my safe but dull 54k job to move across the country for a campaign job paying 3k/month. It was the best move I ever made, both professionally (it led me to the job I have now) and personally (I met my husband on the campaign). Once the campaign ended, it took me six months to find a new job, and then another 18 months to work my way back to my old 50's salary. Things were tight for a bit, but more in the sense of 'I can't afford a fancy restaurant; let's go to Chipotle instead', rather than 'I can't pay my rent or buy health insurance'. So while I never regretted it, I was never really in dire straights either; I might have felt differently had I been without savings or the safety net of my parents, who threw me a few hundred bucks every month when I had no job. Funny enough, my husband and I are actually dealing again with this issue right now, as he's preparing to take a 15k cut to leave a corporate job he absolutely loathes. We have a mortgage and a kid now so the stakes are higher, but hopefully this job will be a much better fit and he won't come home depressed at the end of every day. If that happens, the $1000/mo difference will be absolutely worth it.
@LydiaBennett I too figured he was talking about Camp Trin! Glad to see it alluded to on my favorite website (though, like you, I never planned to move back after I left in 99).
@haveigotnews4u Apparently he has a "vertical scar below navel to penis."
Oh my God. I no longer smoke pot, but I might have to seek out some especially for this YouTube series. The Kesha song ("Stephen"!) playing in the background, the spaghetti he drains onto the floor, the recipes that take twice as long as they would take in real life, the lingering glances off-camera for no discernible reason. It's perfection.