I totally want to sign up for an Invisible Boyfriend. It sounds fun! I mostly want a boyfriend for the social credit, anyway, and I've never had a proper relationship with all the social media garnishes of pictures and comments (or emotional fulfillment, but that's for my shrink and I to work on). And if you've never had the Boyfriend/Girlfriend experience as a grown-up maybe this is a way to practice.
Something else to throw in the mix: for some people, there's not a choice about whether you have more than one. My mother had me by damn near risking her life, against medical advice. I have friends who've gone through agony to conceive. Like everything, it's not so clear cut.
This was great.
I am going to send the two text messages I have been putting off (I know, I know), and book my holiday for the year/book the flights for said holiday. Ugh, travelling is such a faff.
I LOOOOVE OJST and I've always wanted to see them in a Billfold post.
@JNC Musings Factory I find this really interesting, especially your use of email - I never use flags or stars, or could get my head around what I was meant to do with them; I use read/unread for everything (and I get Inbox Zero about once a week). Like you, I think I do a lot of GTD without doing it - I'm a huge 'eat the frog' advocate, which I'm pretty sure is a GTD thing.
@pompom I refuse to click through to the DM, which is probably good for my blood pressure. I live in London on less than £12K a year. I have friends on the benefit. This just...gah.
I have about $NZ35K in a trust fund, accessible to me since I was 21 or so, and am too terrified to touch it. It's so unreal to me, but it at least encourages me to save (that's how my grandmother got it for me, after all) and also know that there's a desperate-times cushion.
Spent a little more than I estimated - bought vitamins and postage and such like - but also found £5 on the street.
@rorow I threw together a muffin recipe using some fruit puree they had on special at the super - it's organic baby food, but makes a great binding agent in baking - which was so basic: 1.5 cups wholemeal flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2 t baking soda, plum/blueberry puree, egg, touch of cinnamon, 1 T olive oil, enough milk to make the mixture sloppy. Made 6 large muffins, of which 4 have been eaten & the other 2 got frozen. The only thing you need to know about muffins is to only *just* mix them. The only other things I made was a roasting tray with big mushrooms, cauli, and chicken fillets with a bit of olive oil - when cooked, I pack 'em in single serve tupperwares with frozen peas and keep them in the fridge. Sometimes I fling in a slice of avocado. & I did a bake thing, with firm tofu, chopped leeks, spring onions, mushrooms, in a casserole dish with a jar of pre-made Chinese Stir Fry Mix poured over it, with a bit of polenta sprinkled over it. Could have mixed in some coconut milk too, I guess. That'll get pack ed up and frozen for lunches. ...I'm kinda a hungover cook, as you can see. But it made about 8 meals.