@blair GOD YES HOW ADORABLE ARE MIKE AND LOGAN??? (Answer: Super adorable)
One of my dear friends said something that I will never forget for the day in the (distant) future when I have kids: "Babies just need food, warmth, and love to survive. All the STUFF is to make your life easier, not theirs. If it won't help YOU, don't get it."
We had pretty much the exact same convo upon leaving the theater for this one, even down to the 'Rushmore as ten' rating scale. I was nervous about seeing this cause of his whole arms-length, dollhouse issue, but man it was the sweetest! I'm still thinking about it and those two amazing kids. Ugh so good. $14!
@Saralyn@twitter Thank you! I really know nothing and have no right to speak as an authority on Thor. AuTHORity. Ester was just being deliberately obtuse so I had to shut her up by saying "magic" several times.
@Ester Bloom@facebook Also, the article completely glosses over the huge expenses men incur in maintaining their mistresses and secret families. I mean that's essentially racist against men.
I totally agree with this review! (I am 31 and married) My husband and I must have made up the only other two people to have seen this movie instead of The Avengers this weekend and I'm glad we did. It seems that most people in my life are, or have recently been, struggling with the decision over whether to move for a partner's career (I have done it twice and it is very difficult, even when we moved from one large city to another slightly smaller city), so I appreciated, like Ester and Adam, that this was a movie that looked at real obstacles facing a real couple!
I just wanted to add that I am also probably all my friends' lovable sidekick in the movie version of their lives — albeit one that's not a mess. The responsible sidekick! And I am glad you guys saw this movie, and I am making you both go see that Snow White movie with Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.
Mike Dang, I think you are my favorite of all the writers on the many websites I read. You seem like such a great person, and this was such a great story to read.
Wow, after reading this (actually mid-reading this) I immediately signed up for my company's 401K. I'm 26 and I've been contributing to my retirement since I started working after college but I started work at a new company a few months ago and had been lazy about enrolling in the program. I have to agree with Mike on this one, you want to be able to stop working eventually. I think this is true even though I'm not working just to retire someday, I hope to have a fulfilling career that I actually want to stay engaged in even when I'm all grey and wrinkly. Plus, when you defer money to a company sponsored plan, it comes out of your paycheck, you never even see it! Even though its hard to imagine living with $50 less per paycheck, when you don't see it you just naturally adjust, I swear its not that bad.
Please also know that most New Yorkers (myself included) assume that we are getting reamed on the rent, it's just a question of HOW MUCH we are getting reamed. I for one pay almost $1500 for a 700 sq ft converted storefront in a trendy but somewhat crime-speckled corner of North Brooklyn. My out-of-town guests (yes! I have a tiny office/guestroom) are horrified at what I pay and my New Yorker friends think I have an incredible deal. It's all relative(ly expensive)!