@fletchasketch Yes! This drives me crazy. In the organization I work for, every office has different levels for each title. A manager here might be equivalent to an associate in the UK, and might be a completely different title in one of our Africa offices. There is really no logic to this from what I can tell.
@goodtimesnoodlesalad It's definitely a thing! Flash crashes at least once a day for me, which I guess speaks to my stubbornness because I inevitably just reload the tabs rather than use a different browser
Definitely trying to downsize my purse "collection" these days, along with a few items in my wardrobe that I know will never be worn. It's so strangely difficult to get rid of clothes! So I can definitely relate to your mom about having seemingly unnecessary clothes and accessories collection, OP. Some of them I had purchased during a great trip to New Orleans with my good friend, and despite the fact that I no longer felt like my personality matched that style, it was hard to separate the memory from the piece of cloth. One slightly nitpicky comment about this piece: I got incredibly distracted by the cluster of "aggressively"s peppering the middle three paragraphs. This was a cute and relatable story but my brain kept getting hung up on the use of this word over and over!
@mirror_father_mirror Thirded; I read it the exact same way and it never ceases to annoy me.
@Mike Dang Where did you go upstate? This sounds like exactly the kind of carless getaway I need to have in my life; I've been wanting to get out of Brooklyn for the past few weekends but couldn't really figure out a way to do so without renting a car.
It's hard to pick just one! But I need to book a dermatologist appointment (after confirming that he still takes my new, slightly different health insurance... crap, now that's two things!) for sometime soon. This is partially for vanity and partially for a freakout over something a few days ago, AND YET I still keep putting it off.
@wafflez Thirding this reply. I used to work for a university (left less than a month ago for a different type of nonprofit), and our raises were 3% each year: 2% annual and 1% "success share." This person isn't getting a raw deal, it is actually fairly standard and in many places, the only way to get a raise is to get a promotion. The poor salaries tend to be offset by perks such as time off and health/etc benefits, which is nice and worked for me for about 3.5 years.
Tonight: Meeting up with some friends for a drink or two, hopefully will keep that around $15. Then time with boyfriend, maybe another $15 for dinner if we order from Seamless. Tomorrow: DUMBO arts festival, I'm sure there will be brunch before that. So probably $50 for brunch and food in DUMBO. There's a chance we'll end up at the Beach Fossils show that night, which would mean $20 tickets as well as a few drinks, $20. Sunday: Relaxing day. Finally potting the plants I've been accumulating in the past few weeks and another brunch, $20. Will try to eat at home Sunday night since I made a Trader Joe's run last week and the food has largely just been sitting around. Projecting $140 for the whole weekend, which could go out the window if we end up shopping for fall coats or something of that sort. Good thing I get my first new-job paycheck today!
I have a couple of one things, all related to getting my apartment living spaces back in order. First, I need to buy some more frames (this is a partially completed one thing, since I bought a few today already) to replace the crappy frames covering one wall Second, I need to actually follow through with going to Beacon's Closet (or wherever) and try to sell some of my clothes. I haaaate doing this because they're always so judgey, but it would be good to at least try. It's always hard not to yell at them, "I know these clothes aren't cool! THAT'S WHY I DON'T WEAR THEM ANYMORE!"
@ECW The friends who declined may have been embarrassed about their reason for needing to say no. I'm thinking that, given the fact that your husband was involved in their wedding and (I assume) no reasons came to mind as a possibility for not attending, it may have been very personal and something which the couple preferred not to share with anyone.