@wafflez Seconding this. Federal loan terms are significantly better than private loans: the interest rates are lower, you don't pay the interest while you are in school, and you are eligible for loan forgiveness via public service/income-based repayment/etc. The terms, over all, are much, MUCH better. TLDR: only get private loans as a last resort.
@lindseykai He had the Time Turner! From his post a few weeks back.
@WhyHelloThere This sounds promising! And dammit, now I've looked on Zillow and there are nice homes for under $200,000! Okay, that settles it, I'm finding I job in Iowa and I'm moving to Des Moines! ....Except there's no Ikea. I might have to reconsider.
And now I think I'll have to try this.
@callmeprufrock I'd be game. I feel like other TS Eliot fans would be a good fit.
@madrassoup That's a really good point, and I think it's important for us to take a step back from our self-conceptions of what it means to be cultured, especially in the realm of food. I mean, do I like going to the fancy hip restaurants in my town? Sure. Do I also have a sincere, non-ironic love of Olive Garden? You bet. Not Cracker Barrel, though. I draw the line at Cracker Barrel. It is a hellhole.
@Josh Michtom@facebook Of course, Salt Lake City's idea of crime also includes litterers and jaywalkers (they take it VERY seriously, and the cops will give you a stern, sorrowful dad-lecture if they catch you doing it...not that I would know or anything).
@Josh Michtom@facebook Okay then, it's back to my backup plan: tiny house in the middle of nowhere where I can grow vegetables, raise chickens and bees, and become a scary old hermit-lady.
Nope. Nope nope nope nope never. Paying for a reservation through one of these stupid "disruptor" companies (that are basically just middlemen) is one of the signs of our decline as a civilization (also, get off my lawn). I mean, don't get me wrong, I like a nice, kinda fancy restaurant--but where I live, things are comparatively easy to get into, and when I go to a bigger city (like, say, DC), I just call one of my old college friends who waits tables, and they come with me and use their amazing waiter connections to help us find all the cool stuff.
I think I could live in Iowa if it were Des Moines. Maybe? I mean, I'm really big on affordable rent, and it's closer to my parents than where I am now. On the other hand, Pittsburgh is also affordable and cool, but it's near other stuff: Philly, New York, DC, Baltimore (what up, Baltimore!) Also, Amish country, AKA Best Place for a Fall Day Trip Outside of Asheville--the quilts! The butter! The Turkey Hill ice cream! Basically, I just want to live in a biggish, interesting city with affordable rent, is that so much to ask?