It is frustrating to be a "millennial" and fall so far outside what is considered the norm (I actually do not claim the label): I am married, I do identify with a religion, in my less cynical moments I'm very patriotic (even if I think the best years of the US are past us) and truly believe that people can mostly be trusted (but I still lock my doors). That's really all I have to add, even if it's not that deep.
@EvanDeSimone Digital communities are so important. As someone who is both shy in situations where I don't know anyone and someone moves around more often than I'd like, my digital friends are a significant part of my life because they're the only consistent people I have around. I have real life friends, but they're scattered around the country and sometimes it's just exhausting to go out and make new friends knowing that I'm moving in two years.
Oh this is conversation I have with myself over every single non-necessity in the grocery store. So glad I'm not the only one!
@ThatJenn Yay for celebratory sushi! It is way fun to have your spouse on campus (speaking from experience).
@Caitlin with a C $2080 on plane tickets? I hope you're going somewhere amazing!
@RiffRandell Happy belated birthday! I work on a university campus and whenever I get food from the cafeteria (OUTRAGEOUSLY PRICED), I get so jealous of the swiping meal plan. They don't know how good they have it (I didn't know when I was in college).
Dermatologist: $63 Ulta: $8.73 Target (necessities: bananas, Reese's Eggs, and a glass water bottle I saw two weeks ago and couldn't stop thinking about): $16.05 Total: $87.78 I estimated $50, but the dermatologist ended up being more than I was expecting (office visit fee! bah). I did not get my heart rate monitor because I could not find them at Dick's to compare them and could not find an employee, so that can wait until later in the week/month/year. Also, on Saturday we went for a walk to our favorite park and while the weather was GORGEOUS, they drained the pond so it was super nasty and smelly. Way to ruin the ambiance, parks and rec!
@cawcawphony Oops, that was supposed to say Zumba TONING! Typing faster than I think, apparently. Zumba Toning is a class where you do normal Zumba, but it's modified to include weights. It's awesome and I love it. We use several of the same songs with just a couple of different moves. By the end of the song, you're definitely feeling whatever muscle group you're working! Love it. Yogalates sounds like the worst idea in hell for me (I am not a yoga/pilates person at all, though). Avoid the outlet mall!
@lp917 I am way, way jealous of that sushi combo!!!
@AmandaPanda Snacks at Trader Joe's somehow always manage to get out of hand for me. I ONLY buy what's on my list now.