@kellyography Me three. But I have intuitively stayed just barely within my means, no matter how much I make. Something in my brain goes, "Dude, what are you gonna need $2,500 in savings for? You could die tomorrow so buy a bunch of booze and eat out with friends, knock that stockpile down to $1,200 in no time." And it always does.
@themmases There were a few dudes in Chicago I'd give money to and say, "But you gotta promise to buy booze with this".
@Lorelei@twitter Exactly. It's kind-of preventative maintenance on the employer's part to ensure collective bargaining is nowhere near happening. Wage slave driving 101.
I didn't finish reading because I get worked up about people spending a lot money on a many frivolous things. Not sure if this was covered further down, but if you have a lot of guilt about considering yourself rich, maybe give to a charity or become a member of an organization you believe in. Donate to causes. It might feel good.
If you haven't seen Sleepwalk With Me, the Mike Birbiglia movie, it is relevant to this piece.
Yes, that is exactly how I figure out the tip: the 20%+round-up way. One exception is when I occasionally get an obvious hook-up/skimped-down bill. Then I either figure out or imagine what the difference from the actual price is and try to leave as big of a tip without going over the actual value, which would defeat the whole favor.
Plus, don't you kind-of need a garage to charge the fuckers in? I can't be the only street-parking apartment dweller who needs to drive.
@Morbo I lived a half block from Morse for two years. What a dump, and now there's construction and shit so I had to walk to Loyola from my sister's place, who stayed in the 'hood. That said, the El is superior to BART in the Bay Area (now home) because it runs after fucking midnight. Oh and BART has gross spongy cushions than absorb and trap every disgusting thing you can imagine a stranger leaving behind (although I hear there's new seats coming). Another comparison: The El's old clunky noises is BART's ghostly howl.
@redheaded&crazy I have no rhyme or reason other than mixing it up.
@Megano! So we're talking $1450/month for a large one bedroom or is it a 2 bedroom?