The people have spoken! Keep one thing! I picked up a passport renewal form AND had my passport photos taken (that's two things if you're feeling generous)
I really did hit refresh! Did it help?
This is lovely, and I'm glad things are working out for you! Also, congratulations on making me want to visit (/possibly move to?) Louisville.
63 year-old you looks beat up! 99 year-old you looks pretty great for 99 though (and not really that different from 63...) I think if you avoid getting into fights/walking into walls in your early 60s you should be all set.
I totally hear you on the tedious recapping- I think it's because the first few 'Ups' aired before VCRs [was there ever such a time?] so people were unable to do their civic duty and binge watch like we do now. Also, there is [was?] a 21-up South Africa streaming on Netflix! It makes for a fascinating comparison.
@ellabella Seconded so hard! I bought my first monthly unlimited yoga pass ($110 at the student rate) and find it makes me go so much more often- in addition to just enjoying the routine (and feeling happier/healthier every day!) a small part of me reasons that every time I go it drives my cost per class down a little bit more (Billfold-influenced behaviour right there).
@garli That's what your weekly housekeeper is for, duh! Actually my definition of middle class includes a live-in household staff.
Note that both you and your companion have to present a card in order to get a free latte! So the dollar off might still be a good deal for those who didn't manage to snag two cards? (Silver lining? Anyone?)
I'll never forget an observation my dad made when he visited me in Chicago this past fall. We were in the Loop, surrounded by people in suits scurrying in and out of towering office buildings. I thought he might be impressed by the architecture; the ornate building lobbies; the frenetic pace of the city at rush hour. Instead he turns to me and says: "I always wanted never to have to wear a suit to work." He's a professor of economics, so probably could have gone into finance or whatever, but apparently his desire to wear khakis and Cosby sweaters won out. Priorities!
@EM Cosigned on dental care being publicly funded- if nothing else, it probably saves a lot on ER visits down the line in terms of infection (spoken as someone who has done zero research on the subject but would like to go to the dentist for free again- I miss Canada...)