I'm very interested in the results! (Also, I love surveys, so.)
Loved this! Also, I love Courtney Milan (especially for the way she writes about issues like gender, class, and money), so this was just great in so many ways. I think I have to go and re-read (again) some of her books right away!
... "like other gamblers do." Yes, THIS. (Though I'm no poet I think this applies to all creative writing.)
I cried! A good cry, though. Mostly because I have been the person with dirty pyjamas and a sticky hand when a friend of mine came over and did all my dishes as I was awfully depressed at the time. But this was lovely! Those Hufflepuffs! [heart]
My favourite Christmas was when we ran away too! A cabin in the woods in the north, close-ish to a holiday resort sort of a place where we could have our pick of a few restaurants (no Christmas cooking! no stress!) and the rest of the time we spent reading books in the firelight and watching the northern lights. It was BLISS. (Though I think what made it so special was that it was so special - I would miss our regular Christmas craziness pretty soon!)
I was afraid of this! I've been really missing all the crazy/wonderful Meaghan stories, and now you're telling me this is the end of them? Though I know you'll have an amazing life in Portland, Meaghan!
Yes, this! All of it. And I really love the holidays! But.
I think I am that person (who tries to fix things after the first meeting and then wonders why it didn't work out)! D: How to fix this, heeelp?
I also dropped my phone yesterday and need to get the screen fixed! Not today, today my One Thing is to make the dinner I bought the ingredients days ago. (But yay, leftovers!)
"voicing their very real fear that their privilege might be taken away from them — their social capital and, with it, their actual capital" - Do you think this might make me motivated to lose some (more) weight? No, for realz, I think this is horrible. :(