@Markham Yep: backing a project is not an investment. You're simply giving money to say, "Yes I want this to exist in the world!" In return, they give you a reward (like the magazine, in this case). Your money enabled them to make the thing, and in return you get to follow along with the creative process and in most cases, get a copy of the thing your money helped make. And that's it! No strings attached.
ooh my witchy grandmother reads handwriting. as in, interprets. Ha! Maybe she should have a column on the Hairpin.
um, I <3 blue stove AND no. 7 subs so much. just needed to say that. but also: variety a few blocks down graham from blue stove has wifi and outlets. i usually go there to work before work (because I am a sad individual?).
@Roxy HA I literally had that same pie bird moment. Resistance is futile.
@Roxy That sounds amazing. You should go to Brooklyn Kitchen (best part of living in this weird neighborhood?) and spend too much money on fancy chocolate to eat on your soul terrace.
@Paula Yesssss. She is a miracle worker. The Annie Sullivan of the Greenpoint rental market.
@Clare sigh. I probably did. There is something ghosty about that part of greenpoint. lots of gangly guys walking around quietly.
@Megano! ahh, x2, x2! I split it with my boyfriend, so it's actually $1400/mo.
@worstkase ha, so true. I love the part where you don't have to sit around and wonder what to buy and what to cook, but I hate the part where after I go schlep to pick-up I get home and stare at everything and stress out about how the heck i'm going to put a pound of basil in my body in the next week.
I think you should do it because you seem into weird personal challenges and virtue. HA -- it takes one to know one, believe me. I did it this year and it has basically taken over my life. I keep wanting to overachieve my CSA. Which you probably would, too, so be careful. Every week when we get our share I make a "To eat" list and it is like a game show-level challenge to burn through it. And at the end of the week we throw a few things in the (yes) compost pile and talk about our "failures." So it is masochistic and ridiculous, but I think we are getting better at it (and yes that's honestly a phrase we say. "We're getting better at CSA!"). I make jams and pesto and freeze stuff and bring tomatoes to give to friends when I meet them for dinner (or make more meals for friends at our place!). It is a challenge and basically hilarious, but I like being so deliberate about food.