This is totally great. Two fascinating things: 1. I'm surprised at his take on NYC real estate. It's not unreasonable to think of it as inflated, but I am pretty sure there is plenty of room for increasing value. 2. He's young. It's really easy to imagine the career path to MD from VP. He sounds incredibly level-headed and easy going and team-oriented, so that's totally a possibility for him. But the vast majority of great, smart people don't make it along that path. I would love love love for you to revisit this interview with him every year, as he changes.
@emmy It's a fine line, right? I tend towards INSANELY ENTHUSIASTIC GCHATS myself, so when I sometimes pare them down for things like this, I feel like I've taken most out and then what remains is... too much shouting. Heh. But comparatively much less!
Haha, everyone kinda wussed out, and there's lots of good reasons to. (It's weird to be like "I'M SPENDING $800!" when Thanksgiving is actually about helping people.) So yeah, putting on a Thanksgiving can cost a lot of money, but let's not forget that you get to eat that food for like three days, plus you're feeding a whole bunch of people. Also then you guilt-give money.
GOOD LORD. This is sending me over THE EDGE. I mean, God bless for being thoughtful. And sure, protect your budget. Live the way you need to. But honestly, I feel (PROBABLY UNFAIRLY) like you could have gotten a second job or a night degree with the amount of time you calculated tips to come out to $1.52. A dollar and fifty two cents! My word and stars! What is next?
@TheclaAndTheSeals RIGHT? I'm very impressed.
@Megano! Without giving short shrift to anything else, I would say my rehearsal dinner was the favorite part of my wedding. We went out for pizza! Our families met--for the FIRST TIME! It was really fun and chill and lovely and it was at our favorite pizza joint and it was a blast. It definitely set the tone, and it was cheap as a mofo, and it made everyone excited about the wedding.
I will get on this system immediately! (Right after I eat a giant litterbox full of excrement and become queen of England.)
What the heck are you TALKING ABOUT, GET DOWN THERE AND SWAP IN YOUR COMPUTER.
@Alex Sachon@facebook Well, there is no Kaiser in New York. (Kaiser left the eastern seaboard in 1999.) (Also, some of us who have lived in California and had Kaiser think IT SUCKS.)
@jfruh Woof, $300/month each is pushing it. It's really not a terrible idea to analyze your actual medical expenditures in the last year.