@deepomega when that happens to me, I tell the person to stop talking to me immediately or I will "pluck your right eyeball out of your skull and make you eat it in front of me". For skeezy guys, substitute "cut your dick off" for the eyeball.
@amyfrances people in fashion and other creative industries are super anal about little details because they think that 1/4" tilt on a piece of tape is going to make or break their presentation. When in fact, everything they output is completely subjective (ie has no quantitative value) and success is at the mercy of their bosses. So the anal retentive-ness is a coping mechanism for those feelings of powerlessness and lack of worth. This is why I left a creative field for one where I could use hard numbers to back up my points.
Can someone please write a post on how to manage one's love life to avoid deadbeats/experimental noise musicians/subway buskers/aspiring "models"/etc. Part of managing your money is managing your expectations about love, and guarding your heart against the above.
@Allison is $17 a lot for a bottle of wine?
How about we just make everyone over 60 fight each other Hunger Games style, and the winners can sign up for the health exchange?
My savings/investing situation is in pretty good shape. I don't want a house and have no great ideas for a small business at the moment. TBH would spend it all on designer clothing. Sorry I'm not sorry.
@deb of last year also, there is some carefully disguised nepotism behind her success. 99% of famous bloggers in the fashion/lifestyle space start out with family connections to traditional media or a huge parental slush fund.
Padmapper.com is great for visualizing the average rents for a neighborhood. Rents are going up all over NYC. If you move here, try to arrive between January and March because the rents drop slightly during those months. I also don't know anyone who lives in a studio making less than $60k, unless they have serious parental help and/or no savings.
Girl, you're being played. If he really loved you/wasn't a manchild, he wouldn't be expending so much energy on searching out weed.
Never intern for a company without an HR department...