@deepomega I'm just having an issue with "Queens" being defined as a neighborhood. Astoria is not like Corona is not like Flushing is not like the Rockaways.
@seaermine I know! I told her, "Um...those are both really good schools." In fact, William & Mary was my first choice (I got waitlisted, damn you in-state kids!). Like, good for you, I guess, you can tell people you lived in New York for college? I mean, I grew up in NJ but ended up going to a private college in Pennsylvania, but I wanted to go to a small school. But I don't act like I'm better than any of my friends who stayed in NJ and went to Rutgers or TCNJ or Montclair. (In fact, occasionally I'm jealous because they don't have a stupid amount of loans to pay off.)
@seaermine This reminds me of a friend of a friend who was from Virginia. We were driving back from picking apples, and she just would not. stop. talking. One of her topics was how "lucky" she was because she got into NYU and didn't have to go to "shitty" state school, like UVA or William and Mary, like her friends back home. ??????
@jane lane Perhaps that gives me something to pitch! I've done England and my friend has done both England and Australia through BUNAC, so I'm sure we could have a conversation about it. @TARDIStime BUNAC is a work exchange program. They give you a temporary work visa from 6 months to a year, depending on the country. You can't actually work in the UK anymore because they changed their visa requirements, but apparently you can intern there. Here's the site.
I also did BUNAC (which I assume is the program you're talking about)! Except I lived in Oxford in a house with 7 other people. And I also wish I could have stayed much, much longer.
@Megano! Not to mention returns!
"Consider the lilies?" "Uh, well, the birds, then." "What birds?" "Any birds." "Why?" "Well, have they got jobs?" "Who?" "The birds." "Have the birds got jobs?!" "What's the matter with him?" "He says the birds are scrounging." "Oh, uhh, no, the point is the birds. They do all right. Don't they?" "Well, good luck to 'em." "Yeah. They're very pretty." "Okay, and you're much more important than they are, right? So, what are you worrying about? There you are. See?" "I'm worrying about what you have got against birds."
@Kate McKean@twitter I just wanted to second this. Books have always been a loss leader for Amazon. Loss of the agency model affects more than just the Big 6 and Apple.