@TARDIStime As someone who's stressed out by the idea of going to the Costco four subway stops away, I am FASCINATED by the idea of trans-Pacific grocery shopping.
I spend about $40 a week for one.
If I were to find a place that was the recommended 25 percent of my take-home pay, commuting costs would eat up a LOT of the difference. Instead, I pay about 40 percent for housing now, but I don't need a car, I can walk to work, and my other public transportation costs for getting around town are quite low. Fortunately I am also able to put a lot into savings, so it works for me.
@Michelle LeBlanc@twitter Never mind the fact that they're calling on the Internet to vote on the finalists for the job. Yikes.
Happy birthday, Billfold! When is the world tour?
@Worker Parasite Wigs? I want to read an interview with that Person With a Trust Fund.
@editrickster The Walko?
@honey cowl Oh man, that reminds me of a friend's living situation. So, study abroad, university housing, three-person apartments with three bedrooms and a tiny common area/kitchen, randomly assigned (so we thought). Friend gets her key to find that her roommates, a couple, had already moved in that morning. And yeah, they'd already pushed two twin beds together in one of the bedrooms. I would probably be cool being either party in a couple+1 space, but not involuntarily!
If you and the roommate are both on the lease, I think the onus is on you as the person changing up the arrangement to find a new place. There's nothing wrong letting with letting him know that you'd like to stay in the apartment--maybe you'll find that he wants to get a place of his own. But I think he should be able to stay if he wants to.
Found money stories make me think of this story. Unsurprising but true: people will respond to a found money Craigslist post to glean all the details, then send an email from another address with said details to try to claim the dough.