My kingdom for a glimpse of the photo session of that one tabby in San Diego.
"We've Decided to Have You Killed," I lost it. Because THEY WOULD THOUGH
@Sloane I am enough of a masochist that I did read that article! Thank you, it was nauseating. "I discovered Starbucks beans at the grocery store": well, aren't you a regular Vasco da Gama. I live in fear of the day Mike or Logan will link to a story on Savvy Sugar, compared to which LearnVest is an Econ 101 textbook.
I mean, engagement rings are bullshit in general, but I do love a good opportunity to feel morally superior for my inexpensive, plain, non-diamond ring. It makes up for the "oh, honey..." looks I get when people do that obnoxious hand-grabbing thing. Nope, too clumsy, too forgetful, don't need something that expensive or sticky-outy on my person. It is shiny and fun to play with, and eventually my fingers will get fat or it will break or get lost down the plumbing, and that will be okay. I dig the concept of wedding bands more, but I am still leery of getting something really expensive and valuable and then putting it on the part of my body that takes the most abuse on a daily basis. And I don't even work with my hands! I would have to really rethink the whole thing if I were a computer repair person or worked in a hospital or something. TL;DR: social signifier jewelry is kinda weird.
By nogreeneggs on You Are Forgiven
Wow Logan, you sound like you're in a great place! The other day I actually had the opposite realization Joel had. I was chatting with my grandma on the phone and she told me to make sure I enjoy my youth and not to feel bad about pampering myself now. It was something I really needed to hear, I’m a compulsive saver and I’ve been really stressing out about an upcoming trip to Europe I’m taking. It just seems so expensive! But then I thought, what would I do with that money otherwise? It would just sit in a savings account, earning less than .8% a year. My grandpa is not doing well health-wise, but you know he and my grandma lived full and awesome lives together. They lived within their means but they weren’t afraid to go on trips or spoil themselves occasionally. I really aspire to be more like them and not live in fear of whatever makes me a compulsive saver to begin with (financial uncertainty).
@oiseau Baltimore's subway doesn't serve "nobody." It serves 50k ppl a day -- mostly poor, mostly black, thus the whole point of this article?
THINGS I LOVE: VITRIOLIC WOMEN HUMOROUSLY OUTSIZED TAKES ON GENDER ESSENTIALISM CONTRACEPTION-BASED HUMOR This article "has it all," A+, would favstar again.
off topic: Am I the only one who thinks Logan's cousin is really good looking?