@friendzone Look at you go! The howls of execration only make the swimming pool that much warmer.
@Megano! HAI some of them were blind pitches at the beginning. It's one of those tricky things where work begets more work. Definitely having clips from places like the Awl helps a lot, editors read the site.
@frenz.lo I pay for overdraft protection !
@bitzy I just feel like Franklin would be into Burning Man today, you know?? Are we both marrying Hamilton because of his banking skills? Or because of his views of federalism?
@pandajerk GIRL, I HOPE IT WASN'T IMAX.
@karion I ORDER SHRIMP DISHEZ!
@Michelle I can't digest cheese because I'm lactose intolerant. My parents own our house and their mortgage is cheap. It was never assumed that I'd pay rent when I came back because I'm their daughter not their roommate. I pay my way by paying my cell phone bill, car insurance bill, and healthcare bill. My healthcare is very pricey because of some health things and because I am self employed. My car insurance is also not cheap because I have a bad driving record. I go out to eat a lot at places like California Chicken Cafe and spend $10 on lunches because I'm kind of a shitty cook. I could stay home and cook and it might be a little cheaper but I don't like doing it because it tastes bad. Audiobooks pass the time I spend in my car and make me smarter. By the way, 1 audiobook = 1 1/2 paperback book or 1 hardcover. Reading while driving is hard. If it were up to my parents, I would never move out again. Who am I to deny them their happiness?
@cherrispryte I have all the grills.
@leonstj Thanks for reading! I think about this a lot but don't have a great answer. A lot of the magazine who pay great money for reporting are endowment based not advertising/subscription based-- so the easiest way is to find a multi-millionaire who likes publishing as a hobby? Or sees it as a public good. Not a very good answer, I know. Utopian even! I think places like Byliner and Longform have some interesting models of distribution. The Atavist as well. It's definitely not on the consumer to figure out the answer to this, it's the publishers. Journalism is valued at the big magazines but, you know, they only publish 12 times a year with maybe 40 long form stories per title. TIGHT labor market.
@Maevemealone ASK ME ABOUT MY KNITTING EXPENSES