I wonder if the Katey in question happens to be a film writer newly employed by Vanity Fair...? Detective Mode: Engaged [Disengaged] Anyway, my favorite thing to do is go to Starbucks, write down the components of their delightful little lunchboxes (muesli bread + white cheddar + grapes + apples + almonds + whatever) and then just replicate those! Presentation is the most important part though, so bento boxes/other cute containers are vital for me.
Yup, only reason I got my current place (in LA) was because I couldn't make the originally scheduled open house and had to see it early. There was another couple coming in to see it the next day when I turned in my app (which was still 2 days before the open house), but I beat 'em out! My first, amazing place in LA was miraculously due to the sweetest landlords in the world, who liked the idea of giving my roommate and I a chance despite the fact neither of us had jobs here yet. I actually had no idea the rental market was so tough until moving out of that place, because they had made it so easy!
I completely finished paying off one of my two credit cards today--that Account Balance of $0.00 is an amazing sight! I have one more to do, with a current balance of about $4700. But throwing the same amount of money at it that one means it will be completely gone by next year. I'm already fantasizing about wonderfully sensible vacation and savings budgets once I don't have to worry about these credit card payments! $___$
Ha, I remember some of the kids in my former-Soviet-Union-based study abroad program were outraged when they found out the McDonald's there charged for EACH ketchup packet. I think they also had a limit on how many you could get total. A hearty embrace of capitalism, indeed!
The "delivered" doesn't allllways mean it's actually been delivered--last year around the holidays, my mom's Christmas present said it had been delivered to me, though I saw no sign of it. I reported it to the Post Office, who talked to the mail carrier, who also said it had been delivered. So I submitted that report to Amazon, who graciously sent me an additional copy, and a few days later I received TWO packages--one pristine, and one beaten up to all hell--both containing the exact same item.
I would totally use that app for forcing myself to focus while watching movies or TV at home!
The only time I've ever really quit (that wasn't because of a cross-country move or agreed-upon end of contract date) I did it by email! I had prepared myself to do it in person, but my terrible boss had decided to just not come in that day, and not tell me or contact me all day (part of the reason I was quitting). The new job wanted me ASAP so I didn't want to wait around until the next time he actually came in to let him know. The entirety of his email response back was: "ok"
It's partly playing into the fantasy aspect of any TV show/movie--sure, it's unrealistic that an intern would be spending $5000 on her wardrobe, but it's also unrealistic that every fictional world is populated with 99% unbelievably attractive people with perfect skin. Almost every aspect of media is going to be biased towards giving viewers pretty things to look at, which the studios think is going to make it more likely that you'll tune in next time, on whatever subconscious level. Also, if you're filming on a studio lot, they have a huge pre-existing warehouse of costumes to choose from that are shared among the various shows/films. So in some cases that $200 blouse might only cost the production a couple bucks to rent for the week of filming, and the studio gets that initial money back by renting it out 300 times. Based on the consistent designer usage on Parks & Rec, I'd guess that they also have relationships with a few brands that give them clothes to use on air. From the business side, it's in Anthropolgie's interest to send over a few bags of merchandise for every episode, as the publicity they get from posts like this is way more cost effective than buying air time for an ad during the episode.
I basically have one of my nagging credit cards completely paid off (YAY), but I bought something at Comic-Con for my boyfriend on it, and he still has two weeks to pay me back before my next statement. I know the two weeks doesn't really make a difference, but I JUST WANT THE MIKE DANG LETTER!!!
I actually AVOID reserved seating theaters, because too many times I've been sitting in a mostly-empty theater only to have someone reserve and sit down in the seat literally next to mine. I like being able to plan my seating strategy based on where other people are, i.e. avoiding people with a bag full of foil-wrapped candy, sitting in front of kids with long legs, etc. etc. If it's premiere night and the theater's already going to be full, it makes a lot more sense. This price is crazy though--especially since surely there will be people going together from the same household who wouldn't need two digital copies of the same movie.