@Ester Bloom I'm pretty sure I've paid (not a ton) to go to Long Beach in NY and Singing Beach in MA. They are just regular beaches!
@polka dots vs stripes Yesssss! The ocean is worth everything. Although I know how lucky I am to have access to a free beach with both transit access and free parking. That's not as common as Ester seems to think!
@Ester Bloom There was definitely a large animal car somewhere we didn't see -- or where did the huge sides of beef in the butcher car come from? Mostly, I wish there had been an additional hour of the movie showing more cars of the train.
@ATF Ooh, have fun!
@ThatJenn Maybe it's not as common among Billfold readers (or commenters?) but you know there are shitloads of people in this country who make plenty of money and still spend it all and more! I think the "boring" and/or "obvious" stories are still worth hearing!
When I lived in DC almost 20 years ago, I was a mile from the closest shopping center that had a supermarket, and Home Depot, and I forget what else. Anyway, I definitely rode the bus home with more bags of groceries than I could actually carry, or a too-heavy piece of furniture, etc. I was ALWAYS That White Girl Who Is A Mess on the bus.
@aardvark Oh man, that made me laugh IRL.
@A-M AND after that, someone I know STILL got food poisoning there! WTF, Clover?
@TheDoctorsCompanion Yeah, I enjoy a McD's burger, but I'd pick it over another fast-food option because of the fries, not the burger. I went to Firehouse Subs and was kind of horrified by both the price and the size of the subs (and I realize they go hand in hand on purpose). That's another thing I do like about McDonald's -- you can get a small meal there! (BK as well...)