@bgprincipessa Ha, right there with you! I'm so much better at taking standardized tests than I am at being a responsible, career-minded adult, so I would be OK with it being used for me. I realize it would be a ridiculous metric for hiring, though.
@MissMushkila I haven't made pizza dough in a long time (got lazy), but I really like the America's Test Kitchen version that uses half bread flour/half whole-wheat flour: http://www.ziplist.com/recipes/572281-Whole_Wheat_Pizza_Dough_from_The_America_s_Test_Kitchen_Healthy_Family_Cookbook
@aeroaeroaero Aaaaah, that's really scary (the blacking out while driving)! It's also frustrating that he cites his thinness as a sign of being healthy - I'm sure there are lots of people bigger than he is who eat healthily. (/pizza-shaming) (sorry, pizza! I <3 you!)
@aetataureate Thank you for your honesty! There are several known pluses to the job opportunity in question, which is why I've been seesawing back and forth on whether or not to apply, but I need to keep reminding myself of the kind of issues with publishing that you referenced. @rhinoceranita @samburger Thanks to you both for your input!
Career stuff is hard, you guys! I found out about an opportunity for a publishing job that I'd have a decent shot at, but I can't decide if transitioning from a more general job into publishing is a terrible idea or not. I'm basically 100% certain I would enjoy it more than the field I'm currently in, but it seems like I'd be dooming myself to a lifetime of low earnings. Obviously, I should just be studying STEM (joking...but it's probably true too, ha) - but I'm interested to know if anyone here works in publishing and feels OK about their career path, or if anyone has steered clear of publishing because of concerns about it.
@E$ Boo. When you try out for Jeopardy, the contestant coordinators recommend that you hit the clicker button repeatedly, since the timing is so tricky. So basically, Arthur should keep doing Arthur.
I only got to see a couple of the episodes that Arthur was on last week, but I geeked out a little over the fact that he's a) a voiceover artist and b) doing well on Jeopardy. Those are basically 2 of my top 3 or 4 (mostly unrealistic) medium-term life goals, ha. Thanks for posting this article - he seems to be really thoughtful about the game and about what he's won so far.
@andnowlights Good point - I left it out of my tally because that kind of event is priceless, of course! And also because I ate really cheap leftover frozen pizza. :) (And haha at "castle porch")
Haven't done a check-in in several weeks! I like the accountability, so here goes. Friday $10 for an improv show with the gf + $2 for parking $9 for dinner Saturday $20 for lunch with my mom $9 to see Philomena - cried a lot, but I'm glad I got to see it Made a quick stop at Michael's with my puffy post-movie-cry face and spent $7 on odds and ends for a coworker's baby shower $42 on groceries/stocking up on staples Sunday $24 for a fun Hairpin/Billfold brunch meetup! $18 for cool design postcards that I'm going to try to arrange in a frame to hang in my living room Monday $0 - worked and didn't feel like buying anything after work Total $141
@EvanDeSimone Is it the Billfold meal-planning google group? If so: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/the-billfold-meal-planning-group! It'd be fun if people started posting on it again. I started it because I figured Billfolders would be great at crowd-sourcing a repertoire of affordable, go-to meals, but then I got lazy again and stopped caring as much about cooking. Amanda T (from the "Betting on Love" series - haven't seen her in a while!) and others did a good job of building it up, though.