@LB yeah, I first heard that fact in an interview about a documentary called Cowspiracy.. I haven't been able to stomach meat since. It just seems so wasteful. I'm trying to look more into the resources they used for doc, but here is the article I had read: http://www.democracynow.org/2015/4/7/cowspiracy_as_california_faces_drought_film
I get so frustrated by the vilifying of almonds (and now delicious, delicious avocados) because from everything I've read, animal agriculture is a much more significant drain on water and other resources in California, but no one really wants to talk about it?
I asked for feedback the last time I was rejected after an interview. I would have never even thought to ask, but my friend suggested it to me as well. I had previously texted back and forth with the woman who interviewed me. I think she actually rejected me by text.. but I texted her to ask if she had any advice or feedback, and she told me that the other candidate seemed a lot more excited about the company's initiatives. I found it very helpful, actually.
@garli agreed! I find a little disorder comforting. Like you're piling a few things around you and building a cozy nest! (I especially do this with my bed, it's covered in clothes and towels so that I can build them up around me when I go to bed)
I haven't done one of these in long time! Since the last time 6+ months ago, I have actually paid off my horrible car loan that had an 18.4% interest rate and $450/mo payments! Yayyy! So now I just have a little debt left over from old credit cards and a goal of $10,000 in an emergency fund. Debt from closed, consolidated credit cards that I got when I was in college (6% interest rate, I pay $240/mo towards this): $1576 Goal of $10,000 in emergency fund (I put $600 in this month): $1750 in a credit union an hour away from house $3162 in an online savings bank =$4912 total. I am hoping to put the majority of my tax return and some money I've made doing extra work this month into my savings as well.
@azile I feel stupid for not having really considered this. I am really bad about washing out my containers before I put them into recycling though so maybe it all evens out
I was looking into getting a nice weekender and a spinner bag. Maybe I should just like for a backpack- seems like it's kind of a combination of the 2 and I never do super-extended travel. Yay! Buy less things!
@grandma_nancy yay congratulations!
@RiffRandell Orphan Black! It's really good sci-fi. I got my roommate to start watching it on Prime last night and she's already hooked.
Happy Friday everyone! I've got soccer tonight with after-soccer discount beers planned ($15). I am working from home tomorrow with maybe some grocery shopping later in the day ($50) and then I can't go out Saturday evening since I have a side-gig scheduled early Sunday morning. I'll be doing a grocery store demo of this really good cold-brewed coffee. It's actually nice because I am trying to spend not so much money this month and doing the demo 1. actually makes a little bit of money and 2. keeps me from spending money Saturday night. All of the birds and all of the stones! So hopefully this will be a reasonable $75 weekend.