Ohmigod. This conversation! Mike = me. Logan = my BF.
I live on an island (New Zealand) but you can bet if I had this option, I would be cross-border shopping like a boss. Sorry local economy, I'm more concerned about my personal finances and making my dollar go further. Alas, we have to put up with high and unsubsidised prices. I comfort myself whenever I see crazy low prices on everything in the States that at least I don't have to pay for health insurance.
"dollar value menu sexual health" - BWAHAHA. Our NZ equivalent, Family Planning, is awesome - free up until age 22 (or was it 23?) so I've only recently had to start paying for appointments.
Good reads, thanks for sharing! I always feel so torn on this matter; I am in a decent place thanks to a mix of hard work and luck (always be hustling!) Most of my friends are in sensible industries (medicine/health, accounting, police force, engineering) and are also doing well. But I also know a few who, like this guy, are struggling, my partner included.
@WaityKatie Ha. I have a very short, mid twenties friend who still looks like she's in her teens (she recently got charged a child ticket price at the movies. The attendant just thought she was about 10 years younger and assumed.)
Ugh, mine expired like 3 months after graduation (date right on the front of the card). Friends at another university in my city have student IDs with no end dates printed on them, though. DAMN THEM ALL.
This is most excellent.
Your friends sound awesome, and you likewise sound like you were definitely NOT a Dupree. We've had people crash with us but not for sustained periods of time (eg the other weekend we brought home an acquaintance from a wedding we were at because her companion ditched her, she was wasted and had no way home and who knows what kind of trouble she'd have gotten into if we left her there. She ended up staying for three days.)
@Megano! I would definitely like a 50/50 type split! I find I get more done at home as it's quiet (no dog) and no distractions. But on the other hand, some things are just easier when you're all in the same place (more thoughts on that here: http://nzmuse.com/2012/05/working-from-home/)
@Kimberly Alison@twitter agreed. I would say I never did any work-from-home days (aside from sick days) for about my first year.