@lisaf Same, several of those reasons apply to me!
@Allison Your logic is impeccable.
@halloliebchen Off topic (to the post) but I wonder if you could answer a German visa question for me? My husband and I want to move to Germany this June but will both be keeping our jobs in the U.S. (we work remotely). So we will both have consistent income and we have a decent amount in a savings account. However, we're not sure if Germany will give us visas because we're not moving there for a typical reason (study, work and to be with family are the main ones). We just want to move to Germany. Have any of your friends tried getting a visa in similar circumstances and if so did it work?
I've done the same thing the last two nights trying to book a Caribbean vacation (poor me, I know). Two nights, four browser windows, 15 tabs and 20 bookmarks later, and I still don't even know what island I'm going to. And you just reminded me that I totally forgot about Hipmunk. I did drink one tasty port cocktail and two glasses of wine though.
There are actually already quite a few robots that do (something approaching) my job, churning out hundreds and hundreds of formulaic click-bait articles every day titled "Why Did XYZ Stock Fall 2.4% Today?" and then attempting to answer that question by copying and pasting possibly relevant bits of information off other parts of the internet. They aren't as good at it as I am, yet, but that day is probably not far off. From now on I'll picture Data "writing" all such articles and it will make me smile.
Apparently no one owes me money, but my mother appears to have some money coming to her from Delia's, so that's probably my fault.
My hometown paper is also the NYT; I use my parents' home delivery account number to read it online. They live in New England but subscribe to paper copies of the NYT, Boston Globe and their local paper.
@twofish My favorite Maine fact: The richest person in Maine is the grandson of Leon Leonwood Bean, the founder of L.L. Bean.
@PicNic Yes, Connecticut is far too cozy with New York to be trustworthy... (gives CT shifty side-eye.) Most CT-ers I know are from North of Hartford though, which is almost real New England.