@stuffisthings Could not agree more. The thing the Billfold most excels at is letting a wide variety of people tell their own stories. Badgering rich people into apologizing for their wealth would probably make for cathartic reading for many of us but it wouldn't really be fair the the subject or particularly informative. People are more interesting in their own words than when they're forced to say the words we want them to say. Great work as always Logan.
@BananaPeel @MikeDang No amount of words can adequately express my enthusiasm for this idea!
I dabbled in being a coffee snob, but I realized I was just faking it. Basically it was the same as my wine snob phase. Also after living in Asia anything nicer than NesCafe feels super lux to me.
So, confession...I did all my Mother's Day shopping and a big spring/summer clothing haul on Wednesday just so I wouldn't have to fess up to it here. I think most of my purchases were defensible and necessary but I still decided to hide them in The Billfold's midweek blind-spot so do with that what you will. That being said, my weekend should be relatively thrifty. I'm seeing Gatsby tonight in 3-D ($15) so that I can join the rest of the internet in having an opinion about it. I'm also probably grabbing Chipotle for dinner with a friend ($10) Tomorrow I'm planning to either hike if the weather is nice or write if it isn't, either way my activities should be free. I'm planning to save some of my Chipotle for Saturday lunch. For dinner I'm going to start working my way through my inventory of frozen meals so that I can defrost my freezer next weekend. I need to go grocery shopping but i'm estimating $50 or less since I won't be making meals to freeze. Sunday I'll probably grab coffee and a scone from my favorite cafe ($4.50) I'm working my way up to regular status but stopping in at least once every weekend, however I've been away for the last two weeks so I need to get back into my routine. I'm also trying out a new gym on Sunday but I'm using a friend's guest membership before i commit to joining so that will also be free. Sunday night I'm taking my Mom to dinner but she refuses to go anywhere fancy/expensive/ethnic so i can't imagine it costing more than $40 with coffee and desert. My total estimate is around $120 but that might change depending on my grocery needs. I haven't finished planning meals for the week and I don't want to freeze anything so could be a bit more or a bit less.
@Megano! That seemed excessive to me too but then i tried to organize all my friends for dinner and a movie tomorrow night.
@Megano! I guess we'll have to kick you out then. As of now your are officially a Baby Boomer...or an actual baby I guess?
@stuffisthings On the advice of a twitter follower i read it in the grocery store line without purchasing. That's basically the analog version of an illegal download. Millennial enough for you?
@ellabella BUT you could become Joel Stein's unpaid intern. He might even let you live in that walk-in closet!
@acid burn I joke but i haven’t read the piece and i do want to give it a fair shake. That being said, i do think the amount of ink devoted to “WHO ARE MILLENNAILS AND WHY ARE THEY THE BEST/WORST??!?” is a bit excessive. It seems to me that a generation that is so self-journalizing wouldn't need that much analysis. Of course that, in itself, is a generalization.
@EvanDeSimone I will confess that despite my jokes I am probably going to pick up this issue of Time. No doubt this purchase is driven by my deep millennial narcissism.