@Elsajeni This thread is relevant. "I’ve never even seen a movie. Seventeen years old and I’ve never seen a movie and I still don’t know what math is. Hermione says it’s called maths, but that doesn’t explain much. I don’t even know how many maths there are. Well diary, if I don’t die I will write back as soon as I find out what maths are." http://the-toast.net/2014/02/05/ron-weasley-diaries/
I spent a lot of money to get myself into climbing over the past 2 years - $389 on a gym membership ($32.41/mo, so not that bad) $80 for shoes, and another $50 or so for a harness (both on sale.) I really want to get into outdoor climbing, but that takes more gear and more knowledge than I have right now. And I'd also need a car.
Having smashed a printer (after 24+ hours of trying to get it to work) I can say that it really is that therapeutic.
@Meaghano Might have to do some market research - i.e. make both.
I might also be making a pie or cake for Valentine's day. In a way, this makes me glad that I've never (thus far) had to do any "real adult dating" since my college relationship has continued post-college. In school it's easy to get away with calling pizza + free college improv show a date. Not so much anymore.
@ATF I end up buying a lot of my clothes either thrifted (cheap enough that I'm not fussed if it doesn't last/possibly dated enough that it will last) or from outdoors goods stores. But I also work in an extremely casual office where it doesn't matter if I show up in chacos in the summer.
On Sheryl Sandberg's LeanIn.org Wants to Change the Way Women and Families are Portrayed in Stock Photos
So my job is essentially looking at/selecting stock photos for children's books, and I'm pretty excited about these. I do wish they had more kids though. In general, finding racially-diverse stock photos of kids is more difficult than I thought it would be when I started this job, and it often means taking more time/spending more money, which I'm glad my company is okay with.
@aetataureate Whether or not I'm proud of my job depends on the project I'm working on at the moment. I research and find photos for educational children's books, and it can either be "Find some cool images of Mars" or "Find some stock photography of these things." I am proud of the fact that I got a job in publishing less than 6 months after graduating college. IMHO, I worked pretty hard for it - though I was also ridiculously lucky.
@CubeRootOfPi Right, reading comprehension. Also, I'm currently on a student Prime membership split among something like 6-8 people. As long as none of us orders gifts for the other people or sex toys it works out great.