@TheDilettantista Partly the point, but also to sell CDs, the thing was set up by the Sony Legacy Collection
@OllyOlly Also the GMAT was a fun $250. I didn't do well on the Quant section, and everyone was like "well just retake it no sweat!" Ha.
OK a friend gave me advice on getting a 6 out of 6 on her GRE essay, which led me to a 6 out of 6 on my GMAT analytical writing. 1. Write what you are going to say 2. Say it 3. Write what you just said You do not win this thing my being a good writer. I mean, on the GMAT your essay is graded twice, once by a person and once BY A ROBOT. And I think I read that like 99% of the time the scores are basically the same between the two so that was an important audience lesson for me.
@andnowlights you couldn't get your deposit back?? This pisses me off so bad and I am not even marginally involved.
I will just brag that on my day off last Wednesday I made both a haircut and a gynecologist appointment, which I had been meaning to make for weeks (...months?). I get so stressed about both getting a haircut and picking the right doctor. So I will take this week off.
@EvanDeSimone I never used to worry about it, but now that many airlines charge for all checked bags people try to haul small villages worth of carry-ons onto the plane. Last summer they had to ask for volunteers to have their luggage tagged and stowed for my flight from LAX to DC.
@echolikebells Last haircut I got I basically only told her "just don't angle the cut so I have these long pieces in the front." And then she gave me a super exaggerated angled cut! I was so embarrassed that I was starting to cry so I just mumbled and left. Then I cried in the car. I feel you.
I took a pay cut this summer, although I work at a university with tuition benefits so that helped make it seem reasonable. I was very very desperate to leave my last job. Sometimes when I am thinking about my boyfriend's student loans or wanting to go on a vacation I think about the $7,000 bonus I would have gotten next February. And then I laugh, because it never would have been worth continuing to work there as long as there is another alternative where I can make enough to keep going.
@OllyOlly Chick Pea Salad that keeps well A fav quinoa salad of mine A good 101cookbooks salad Also for non-salads, make your fav burrito fillings and wrap them in tin foil and freeze them, then you can grab a homemade freezer burrito if you don't have anything else on hand. Just microwave for about 3 min.
I would separate your salad into components, then keep a doc with ideas/ways to mix up different ones 1. Protein (Nuts [roasted w/ different seasonings], cheese [all the cheese], meat [maybe marinated flank steak one week, left overs from a baked chicken], beans [chick peas works well]) 2. 2 Crunchy Vegs (Carrots, chopped celery, cucumber, shredded cabbage, chopped snow peas) 3. A little something sweet (maybe not in all salads), mainly dried or fresh fruit or a honey drizzle 4. Your base, (lettuce, kale, arugula, sturdy grains like quinoa) 5. Herbs 6. Dressing (get some different vinegars, mustards, misos to alternate) Dried fruit, nuts, and dressing items will keep for a bit, so you could have a few on hand to mix and match. Leaving each week to just choose a new recipe to prepare your protein, and to pick out a few veggies.