@LookUponMyWorks In the good old days (10 years ago or so) I could buy chicken leg quarters for 79c/lb! /nostalgia These days (confirms with flyers)whole chickens for $2/lb is about as good as you can get. I see the chicken leg quarters sometimes for $1.79. Pork chops on sale are $2/lb. That being said, I still shop the sales because regular price on those is about double.
Yup. I track my spending closely and my monthly grocery bill has gone from 150 per month to about 270 over the last 8 years. Some of that is inflation and some of it is buying more luxury product. But I used to buy most meat on sale for 99c/lb. These days that's very rare... Occasional picnic ham and entire pork legs.
You can't frugal yourself out of poverty. But you can frugal yourself out of overspending. I would say that unless you track your spending it can be difficult sometimes to tell which situation you're in. Once when I was short of cash, I looked at my spending and realized I was averaging 200/month at the bookstore. Using the library solved that. But yes, I agree it's easier to take concrete action to save, if possible, than to earn.
@Meaghan O'Connell I'm not a fan of hazelnuts by themselves, but put into a pastry or confection and they become magical.
Man, if there were stuff that could improve a guy's features like that, I would TOTALLY do it. (Except that I'm lazy and can't keep my eyebrows under control.)
Unfortunately power corrupts and attracts the corruptible. And police have a lot of power. I feel like it is mandatory for the police force to be representative of the community, and I don't care if quotas and competence have to be imposed/sacrificed to do it. Having a predominantly white police force in a black community is bound to lead to us-vs-them. Half should be women, some should be queer, racial minorities in proportion to the population. Partner them up diversely and spend time with each partner's community.
@Meaghano Argh stupid touch keyboard!
OMG Ester/Meaghan make sure you/partner have sufficient life insurance! I don't have any myself, but I have no defendants.
Around here, bagels that get turned into sandwiches DESERVE bacon. Great bagels are just eaten out of the paper bag.
Heh, so I fell into CompSci (my orientation, since I didn't specify, was full of would-be kinesiology students... HELL NO/flip desperately through curriculum). But all my electives were Humanities for 2 reasons: they were easier (for a strong reader and writer) and they were worth more credits. When I discovered I was 6 credits short of graduating in my final year, I enrolled in two 9-credit lit courses instead of 9x3-credit science courses. (The math works out because only 6 credits were extra... the rest were part of the regular course load.) One can easily read lit on the commute... it's a lot harder to do math homework. And while the readings weren't what I would choose for fun, I really enjoyed the majority of them - excepting the philosophers and psychologists.