@Lila Lapine Seriously! This Evan dude was probably trying to squeeze as much money as possible out of his commute home, but having more people than seatbelts in the car and not telling them beforehand is rude and illegal.
Real talk though, Venmo has made it so much easier to deal with splitting the check. The calculation part is still there, but there's less worry about having enough small bills, owing someone, or the guilt of giving the server a million different cards.
Sign up for Amtrak Rewards if you haven't already! It's been a few years so it could have changed, but when I used Amtrak, getting points and free rides was almost too easy.
@Rouser Are we reading the same story? "victim" and "annoying" are the last words I would describe her/this series.
Are you still not letting the housekeeper do her job and clean your room or were you just being facetious and referential? :/
my mom is very utilitarian and doesn't really like frivolous gifts, so I just make mental notes throughout the year of things that she needs but forgets/doesn't know how to buy and create a little "gift basket". This year it's some sewing supplies, lash curler pads and a wine bottle opener.
I love this quote from Ryan Gosling when he was interviewed for Lars and The Real Girl: “I just thought it was so romantic — the idea that you don’t need to be loved in return in order to love something or someone. Love can come from you. It doesn’t have to be reciprocal. People love their cars. People love all kinds of things, and they really love them. And we don’t really value that kind of love because it’s not a real, reciprocal kind of love, but it’s real love to them.”
I don't care what anyone says, the Justin Timberlake "It's gonna be May" meme will never not be funny. Anyways, I was hoping that this month would be a more austere month after some heavy spending from new-job-higher-pay euphoria, but I'm going camping Memorial day weekend and HOLY SHIT hiking boots are so expensive! I'll be watching Amazon and 6pm.com like a hawk for shoes under $60
I was actually thinking of submitting a piece for relationships month about the contentious relationship I have with my parents - it's a little different than yours but has similar tones of filial piety and guilt and burdens. The reason I didn't was because I realized that I didn't really have a point or a solution and it seemed like it would just be a ramble about #childofimmigrantproblems. But I feel you so hard on those offhand parental remarks!