My bike was stolen last month but the police miraculously recovered it last week. If you don't have your serial number written down, do it today!
@MissMushkila Agreed. The first seven years I lived in Minneapolis, I got around entirely by bike and bus. Now I have a car, but I still bus to work every day because it's cheaper than paying to park downtown. The idea that taking the bus is shameful or a sign that you're a social castoff is bizarre. On the flip side, I lived in New York for three years and spent way more energy cursing the subway system than I ever have complaining about the buses here. I swear, my most-used trains were rerouted for maintenance at least a third of the time I lived there.
I could've written this myself. Two years ago I switched from music writing to copywriting. It was strange to walk away from something that I'd wanted to do since I was 15 and that was so ingrained in my identity/friend base/lifestyle, but now I have more stability, higher pay, and less stress. Plus, listening to music is fun again. I think my teenage self would be okay with that.
Money-saving tip: Pour regular yogurt into cheesecloth and set it in a colander over a bowl. Leave it in the fridge for an hour or so. You now have Greek yogurt.
I replace the milk with buttermilk. Crazy delicious.
The line is "Dancing with Molly" (slang for MDMA). Nitpick over misunderstood pop lyrics, check.
@Jake Reinhardt And not just any girl, HIS GODDAUGHTER. I was at Pitchfork and was disgusted by how many people have completely forgotten/never knew/don't care what went down. He's a horrible human being.
@kitten_witawip How did you avoid paying taxes on a private purchase? I just bought a car from a coworker, and had to pay the sales tax when I went to the DMV to transfer the title. At the time, it occurred to me that I could make up a lower number for the purchase price, but I think I would've felt guilty.
Professional writers should not write for free. It sets a bad precedent and does a disservice to all writers. And the argument that people should write for "exposure" is bullshit. I built my editorial career by moving up the freelance chain: student newspaper (paid) to alt weeklies (paid) to national publications (paid). If you think your writing is worth something, never give it away for free.
Aw, this makes me sad. Fort Defiance's breakfast is amazing.