As with the past 2 weeks, the theme of today's 1 Thing is "DebtOrAlive, get dat $$$." My financial aid offer letter came in, and I'm less than enthused. Time to take up the admissions director on his offer to "Contact [him] anytime to assist you." Well, I need an A$$I$T!
@crane your neck Not quite. I had a bedroom door when I made <25k living in Manhattan. But you should be making that if you don't want to share a kitchen, bathroom, or living room.
@Eric18 I think you misread my comment re. "maintain employment." It was not related to the robust economy (which, to be sure, hides the atrociously underfunded social services programs), but rather that a number of states (Texas included) lack any protections for LGBT folks from discrimination in employment. If it doesn't (or couldn't) impact you, I get why it wouldn't be on your radar. For others, it is. It far more than a matter of a state just being "more tolerant than people give it credit for." It's matter of making a living, being able to raise your kids, and maintain a family. This is not insignificant.
I think I'm gonna need a bigger cap...
@Aconite Don't you ever stop.
@Eric18 I won't touch on your (or others') opinions of these cities but it's not quite as easy to slag off "political views" when they directly impact your ability to maintain employment, parent your kids, marry your significant other, travel w/o threat of being asked for your papers, or any of a number of issues. Politics, for better or worse, matter.
Reason 631 why if you get student loans through a private lender, you're gonna have a baaad time. Can't pay for it with Direct Loans? You can't afford it. (I hatehatehate that that sounded so jquick-ian, but alas.)
"If you’re priced out of boho Brooklyn, where should you go?" ...The rest of Brooklyn, like the rest of us? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It's a shame our bodies haven't evolved mechanisms for identifying and destroying foreign organisms that we might be exposed to in our day-to-day lives. WHY HAVE YOU & YOUR NOODLY APPENDAGE FORSAKEN US, FSM?!