On Desirable Attributes in Apartments

@cowboykiller That sounds amazing. I will propose it. Our problem is that we are all going to different schools, but want to live together. It's looking like somewhere in Queens is our best option, but we're open to everything. Thanks for the recommendation!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm 0

On Desirable Attributes in Apartments

I move to New York in 9 days. I am moving up with a friend who is also going to graduate school. We have a third friend who wants to live with us. We have generous friends letting us stay with them while we find a place, but we're hopeful we'll find a place (3-bedroom) fairly quickly. How much should I set myself up for disappointment?

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm 0

On How Brew Fest Works For And Against You

The local brew fest here in Birmingham doesn't give you a drink limit. It's wonderful/terrible.

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm 0

On Conversations About Our Student Loans

@bgprincipessa I'm going to a dual degree program in the Fall in Library Science and Art History, and from my discussions with recently graduated students from the program and faculty, their job prospects seem pretty solid. Don't lose hope!

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm 0

On I Cannot Carry a Queen-sized Box Spring Alone, And Other Things I Learned This Weekend

@Spinach Party I once successfully walked into Ikea and out of it within 20 minutes and that included spending five minutes trying to track down a dolly for the furniture I was buying and partially failing at keeping my blinders on in the kitchen section. I was very proud.

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 11:49 am 0

On I Cannot Carry a Queen-sized Box Spring Alone, And Other Things I Learned This Weekend

I support dropping off your laundry. Not having to sit in a laundromat and deal with quarters is worth that much.

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 11:37 am 1

On When Half Your Income Goes to Rent

@myrna.minkoff You've found a place? I'm impressed! We're doing the stupid thing and waiting until we get there to find one.

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm 0

On Why Aren't You Paying for Music?

@redheaded&crazy I either buy records or buy mp3s from Amazon or iTunes these days. I agree that doing this limits my library in a way it wasn't when I was in college during the file-sharing heyday, but I think that I like it better this way. I feel better about supporting the artists, and a more manageable and constrained library lets me pay more attention to the music I buy, and I end up enjoying it with more depth than when I just had everything because I could.

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm 1

On What I’ve Spent Since I Got My Keys Back From My Ex-Boyfriend

@Alex I will note that as a place to avoid.

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm 0

On What I’ve Spent Since I Got My Keys Back From My Ex-Boyfriend

Why is a tallboy $12? Is this what I'm getting myself into? They are $3 here.

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm 0