@paper bag princess Your screenname is brilliant. I would like to read an entire Billfold piece on what people pay for the Met and why.
A little bit of trivia: those bread clips are color-coded to show the day the bread was baked. Blue: Monday Green: Tuesday Red: Thursday White: Friday Yellow: Saturday (I guess they do not deliver bread on Wednesday or Sunday.) Always nice to know which bread is fresh!
@Deb of last year@twitter Ooh, I haven't! Thank you!
Every time I read an article about work and stress, or women, work, and stress, I go back to that article on The Medium Chill. It's a good reminder that whatever thing feels big and stressful right now isn't the most important thing.
Thank you so much for this list! That folk anthology is the greatest, and so is Lynda Barry.
The destination wedding I attended last winter was a blast, but I couldn't have done it without: (1) checking prices of flights against my budget before agreeing to be my friend's date (signing up for airlines' promotional emails can pay off in sales, especially during winter months); (2) researching the average prices of meals and drinks in our destination city; (3) splitting a cab from the airport with another wedding guest (if you can communicate with the bride or groom about others on your flight, it might be worth traveling to the hotel together, even if they're strangers--we arrived at 4 AM, and it was safer to travel in pairs); (4) splitting a hotel room with a friend; (5) making a deal with myself that I could budget for the travel as long as I didn't buy new clothes, makeup, jewelry, etc. Whatever was in my closet would have to work. When I was packing, I wished I had a lipstick exactly the same shade as the dress or heels that weren't plain black, but once I was on the beach with the wedding party, it was the last thing on my mind. If you're just a guest, let the wedding party worry about what the photos will look like and just go to have a good time.