Yeahhh, I totally had no idea you were supposed to study for SATs when I took them. I think I thought they were the same as those statewide standardized tests you took in class? Anyway, my family couldn't have afforded prep courses or anything, and in fact, I felt bad taking all those additional subject tests (20 bucks a pop!) even though I needed them for my colleges. I only ended up taking the SATs once, partly because I did fairly well, partly 'cause I didn't want to make my mom pay another $100 to improve my score 20 points.
@gelatinouscube "Your work looks like it was done from four different perspectives. Resubmit when you have learned to draw torsos."
I would definitely suggest keeping the feature, BUT I don't know that we necessarily need you to post a real-life example from yourselves every week? Maybe style it more like the open threads, where it's more just Here is the Post Have Fun.
I once took a copyediting test at a tiny newspaper where I was apparently the ONLY one to notice that they spelled a country's name wrong and I DIDN'T GET THE JOB.
@deedee Yup, pretty sure I've had nearly continuous identity protection coverage from various corporate eff-ups since the great PS3 breach of '11...
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!