By Kevin Knox@facebook on 'There is Nothing More Incredible Than Being Completely Done With a Huge Debt Load'
Missing the point completely here, but: Is that her boyfriend in the picture? Because he would certainly make saving money by staying home in the evenings a LOT more appealing...
By Dancercise on But Wait, Now How Will I Discover Terrible New Dining Establishments I'll Visit Once And Never Return To?
@melis That's why I pronounce it "Greue-pon."
Spraycation: give yourself a fake tan and tell everyone you went to the Bahamas. Gaycation: are you straight? Try sleeping with people of the same gender for a week. You might like it! Daycation: tell everyone you're on vacation, but secretly go into work at night. Neighcation: buy one of those horse-head-on-a-stick toys and bounce around your apartment making horsey noises. Soufflecation: self-explanatory.
@redheaded&crazy I couldn't do it! Even if it is cloudy out, there is marked difference in my energy level. I might be a sunlight vampire?
@Scarlton Banks Despite my wish to unnerve myself through nude modeling, I was pretty comfortable the whole time (with the exception of arms falling asleep, etc). I actually thought that the Pure Barre classes were far more freaky than the drawing session in terms of body self-consciousness--which is something that I feel strongly about avoiding. During the session, I felt (I think, correctly) that the facts and particulars of my body didn't matter at all. I assumed that they, as artists, were looking at me as a study in lines, shapes, shading--and that type of evaluation along aesthetic value feels SO DIFFERENT from the aesthetic, aspirational scrutiny that even the most perfect-looking women place upon themselves/each other in any exercise class with a mirror in it. Which maybe is an obvious thing to say, but I hadn't been to a class like that in a long time and it was so weird! Luckily, the class was warm--no cramps--disrobing felt like taking off a cover-up at the beach--and I mostly felt awkward about how dead my face was because I was devoting so much effort to staying awake, not twitching, etc.
By SarcasticFringehead on My Last Hundred Bucks: Things That Seemed Totally Within My Means, But Actually Weren't
@Titania If you don't want to get into value judgments, you probably should just go ahead and not do that. None of us knows what Logan was eating that she didn't pay for during the exact period of these last hundred dollars.
I'm going to Whole Foods to eat some Tuna and crackers, when a Whole Foods Employee asks why I'm eating something I didn't pay for, I will tell the employee that Whole Foods is being paid in the "exposure" for having the privilege of having me eat in their store. I'm going to try this on my parents when it's time to pay the rent. I'll see how far this can take me.
@Fig. 1 Yeah, that's a completely fair point. Like Logan, I'm just in a very different life-place, so before taking all those additional factors into account it was easy to be like "AVAST, WHAT RICHES!"
10k in savings, plus a retirement annuity in the can, and an AGI of 60k. Um. Sign me up.
@Reginal T. Squirge Right? Plus $10k in savings? I totally sympathize with his concern about the future of the classical music industry/arts industries in general, but those specific figures are looking solid from where I'm sitting.