@thebeams OH MY GOD, I had a roommate take all the spoons, too! When I called her to finalize some things, I was like, "And hey, do you know what happened to all our spoons? We used to have 12, but now I can only find three..." She said she thought they were hers. Suuuuure.
@cryptolect I so desperately want the series to end with Sarah Koenig solving the case, however unlikely that might be.
I had been holding out hope that I would find a job in CA before needing to book my holiday flights but at this point, I don't have much confidence that I'll be able to avoid winter and move out there before the new year. And now of course, flights are insanely expensive to everywhere, and I would rather just burrow in a hole.
My friends and I used to do this when we were younger. We had a much larger group, and therefore, a much larger place, just on the NY side of the NY/PA border in the middle of nowhere. It also has a hot tub. There is talk of resurrecting the tradition this year, but it's too much of a hassle and I don't particularly want to hang out with everyone invited.
I have a lot of lady friends who bike to work (both in NYC and elsewhere) but I don't because they don't let you bike through the Holland Tunnel.
@JD123 Decatur is actually great but I would have doubts about living full-time in The South. I already get so anxious and weird about how racially segregated a lot of places in the Midwest are, I would be afraid it would be worse in places like Georgia. Plus real estate isn't super cheap (to buy) like it is in many other places, but I don't know if working in the area would pay that much more (like it does in NYC).
This is so great. You also described pretty much my entire city wish list, except I never want a dog.
St. Louis is super cheap and has a lot of stuff going on (music, arts, etc., etc.) but I had to move because my family and I work better when I see them twice a year. I am averse to winter, though, so I am also setting my sights on the West Coast.
@HelloTheFuture Unless you're interviewing for a law or accounting firm or something, I've always gotten feedback that wearing a suit to a job interview seems reaaaally stuffy. Granted, I have only really worked in enterprises that were at least a little bit creative, but I have always observed that the people who are styled well and looking good stand out way more than someone wearing a suit because they think they're supposed to.
@moreadventurous Mine did a similar thing in the '80s. She worked her way through her computer science degree at some crappy data entry-type jobs, and then because her dad and one of her sisters worked at a major aerospace company in the area and they had good benefits, she went to work there, too. And there she's been for nearly 30 years. She doesn't particularly like it, but at this point, she can't really quit to do something else and lose all her equity and amassed vacation time, etc.