Silver cleaning is easy and fun with SCIENCE. I strongly recommend this method: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-silverware-with-b-131048 I actually use Bon Ami, foil, and hot water, but I'm sure their list of ingredients works fine. It's super fun, and things come out really shiny!
This was great, but GUYS, it's not a soliloquy. It's a monologue. And I also found it distasteful and somewhat unnecessary.
@Marnie Thank you! That makes sense. I also want to add that I'm doubly impressed with you for living so lean in Chicago. I just moved away from that cold city, and I had a really hard time not treating myself to its many culinary/beer/cocktail attractions. It felt like it was the only way to make the weather bearable. I'm very impressed with your fortitude and self-discipline!
This was so great to read, and I really enjoyed Marnie's final comment about risk-taking as an artist. My debt has made a big impact on the way I've structured my artistic life, and I would love to see how Marnie's post-debt decisions unfold. Maybe we could have a follow-up piece in a year or two? I'm also curious about Marnie's many savings accounts. Was she able to have/build savings while paying down her student loans? I struggle with the question of whether to have savings while paying down debt, and I'd like to know Marnie's method/philosophy on this question.