Over the past year, I had regularly cleaned out my closet and drawers of clothes that didn't fit/were damaged/didn't appeal to me anymore, and uh... stored them in a big Rubbermaid. My 1 Thing was to take those to textile recycling, but I threw them out instead. I'll take it.
@Trilby This is factually correct, but Amazon (as reported in the news!) negotiates VERY VERY HARD on the amount of time they're allowed between bills, and the discount off list that they get wholesale. Also, many publishers negotiate caps on returns. My old job did with Amazon until 2014, and they're currently getting Hachette'd. (I did not work for Hachette then, do not work for Hachette currently, etc.)
This is not the first time I've seen mid-career professionals complaining about younger people asking them for their advice (it's endemic in my little dying industry). I have a pet theory that it's about their fear of an increasingly inhumane job market, and a sense that they need to hold on to their hoard of precious skills and connections. Which ironically isn't how it works. Did you not receive any advice early in your career? Did you not ask questions? Did you find yourself grateful for that advice, and end up doing reciprocal favors for said mentor? Poor sportsmanship goes both ways.
How is she going to Lean In without hip joints or knees?
I forget where, but a blog posted one of Monica's old resumes, from when she applied to government jobs. It was no joke, one of the better resumes I've read. I feel bad for Monica frequently. But then I remember that she used to have brunch with Rupaul and I feel better.
I haven't had an interview in the "arts" where this fact wasn't quietly acknowledged, and I'm just glad she's coming out and saying it. Fucking finally!
On A Windfall
At the risk of being a huge, huge, huge buzzkill, is this money going to be a taxable event for you? Or is it just something within the gift exemption? If the former, save some damn money for taxes! If the latter, I recommend getting a Silpat if you want to bake things.
additionally: even though he may not be inheriting gloria's millions, it might be material that those millions made him able to go to dalton, yale, and work low-paying tv jobs/report around myanmar in a jeep.
"I don't want you guys to think of me as a boss, despite the fact that my company increasingly dictates the contours of your experience of privacy, and my billions allow me to influence your government disproportionately. So quit it."
for someone who tries really hard to be compassionate of all the weird ways people think and live, people who only eat kid food (and this is an extreme case) just make me livid. i know it's irrational. i have my own faux-intellectual scaffolding around it. but seriously, i don't believe your preferences are so special, immutable, and sensitive as to not eat anything but pizza (or chicken nuggets, or fries, or grilled cheese, etc.)