i'm sort of jealous of the ability to have a uniform. i always get a little tired of even my favorite things, and i go looking for something new that gives me that i-look-nice feeling. i like variety and i like color, but what i don't like is tons of shopping followed by even more trial & error as i try to figure out what works and what doesn't.
years ago i had a really crazy month where there was a lot of unusual money going in and out of my account. i wrote a rent check, dropped it off, and assumed it had gone through without checking (something i always do now). of course it didn't go through, and the management noticed months later. i had to pay double rent that month. i could hardly complain since i owed them the money and i should have noticed when it happened, but it was sucky anyway. if they keep insisting you paid the rent, then unless you want a random horrible surprise months from now (or even longer) you need to put that amount in an untouchable spot.
An ex of mine became mildly obsessed with MBTI a few years after we broke up. He actually went out specifically looking for an INFJ like me. It probably wasn't a good idea; he found one and she was awesome in a lot of ways but it didn't go well in the end.
this is a good piece, and probably useful to a lot of people. i have tattoos and i'm not eager to remove any of them, but i can't help but be curious about laser removal since i might someday want to remove one. i would quibble slightly with the author's six-month rule--i've gotten tattoos impulsively before, not crazy impulsive but from thought to execution in a few weeks, and never regretted it. but then maybe that's why the guy having one removed writes the article instead of the happily-tattooed person.
one thing i don't think has been mentioned here is that waiters & waitresses don't just have to use tips to make up for a tiny hourly wage. they also often have to share those tips with other people (hosts, bussers, etc.). and those of us who eat out usually see them during a lunch rush or a busy dinnertime, not during the slow hours in between. those tips have to go a really long way. it may seem like a lot sometimes (it can to me), but there's a whole system there that has to run on your two bucks along with everybody else's. i've never worked in food service, but for me that's all the more reason to tip decently. i would be a terrible waitress, or at least a very spotty one. if this person is halfway-pleasantly doing a task i wouldn't take on myself, and if the cultural contract dictates that i decide how much to give them, then that's a responsibility. i'm not going to give everybody huge tips because i can't really afford to, but when i think about it i chip in an extra dollar. there are things you economize on and things you don't. learning the difference--picking battles--is tricky but very necessary.
i'm happy to see juan in a million here, and i'm surprised people don't like it. the don juan is a kind of ridiculous taco, but i love it for that.
lowery used terrible reasoning and made a weak argument. it only seems somewhat compelling because he's correct that listeners should support artists. exploiting the suicides of two troubled people who can't represent themselves is horribly cowardly and shitty. he made exactly two decent points out of the many he could have made. one, you support corporations by downloading, just different corporations than you do by buying cds or downloads. two, it wouldn't kill you to spend $20/month on music.
@karrrren ugh, "live" in new york.
the random critical lady is totally wrong. privileged yet underemployed people should have the same access to government services as anybody. i do have a little disconnect, though, as an underemployed person who doesn't like in new york. it's not that i think you shouldn't be allowed to stay in brooklyn if you have to get food stamps. i just don't understand why more of these young people don't move someplace else. i know new york is lovely, but so are a lot of other places where it may be at least somewhat easier to find work and/or survive on less money. lots of young college grads in my town get food stamps and that's fine. i think their standard of living is arguably a lot better than their new york equivalents. perhaps i'm missing the point here.