"Blaise understood that the wizarding world liked to divide itself up into boxes: mudblood or pure-blood, Slytherin or Gryffindor. The fact that adults put so much of their personalities into houses that they had been sorted into 30 years before had always troubled them." OMG this series is so great
Oh man this was great!! My husband gets bonuses at his job, which is great, but they come in company stock, which suuuuuuuuuucks. If it were me I would sell it all as soon as he gets it but he gets all locked up in the "oh god what if it goes up/oh god what if it goes down" game. I HATE IT. And of course it's not doing great right now and we just have a bunch of money sitting there. AHHHHHHHHH
There's an abandoned small movie theater (maybe 2 screens?) a few blocks from my house and my husband and I talk about what we'd do with it ALL OF THE TIME.
@CaddyFdot I have also recently given up high heels! I sprained each ankle pretty badly within the past year (neither incident was high heel related, incidentally) and I just don't feel that stable or safe in them, really. It's oddly freeing to just decide not to do it anymore.
I unofficially fostered a pregnant stray mama cat that tried to move into my friend's house after weeks of hanging out on the deck, and even that wasn't so bad! Since it wasn't affiliated with a rescue we bought litter and kitten food, but only mama eats and poops for the first 4 or so weeks so it was no big deal. She was a rockstar. It's one of the most awesome things I've ever done. It is hard to give them up, though--we found homes for mama and two kittens and kept two, so our fostering days are probably over.
Yaayyyy!!! I went to Mexico in July, so it was the same temp here as it was there, but it was still glorious (and also cheap).
@la peagoise The only pizza place mentioned, Joe Squared, is fancy and super yummy.
Yes! I love going on ski trips and just blowing through tons of books and spending lots of time in hot tubs/big bathtubs and drinking drinks.
@gl gl for president of the mint!
I want to know what happens to the people who spend their lives doing this and do NOT make buckets of money--either they are less successful or they are in a less popular sport. What's that guy who got a gold medal in Nordic Combined in Vancouver up to?