@Bill Fostex I am tempted to hire Chanan, but first I must know; how many wallet-sized shots of Mr. Biscuit did you buy for trading? HOW MANY, BILL!?
And regardless of where you find space for them (the living room; an office), I'm pretty sure there are also NYC tenant laws about no more than 3 people living in a designated 3-bedroom apartment. I lived in a 3 bedroom that had a tiny 4th room at the end of the hall that was later used as a bedroom after I moved out--the freakishly nice landlord told me that technically he could kick out the 4th roommate but that he wasn't going to.
@TheDilettantista you can, but I think if you're hell bent on staying in Manhattan your chances of finding a good situation lessen considerably. A few days ago a woman at a party told me that her first NYC apartment somewhere in the East 70's came with 14 cats. Not 4, 1-4. Her roommate was a rescuer and disclosed this before she moved in, but she was so desperate to stay in Manhattan that she took the room and lived miserably for her first year. She now lives in Flushing, Queens, alone.
@Stina Texedo Cat! So jealous. I am really envious of people with mellow cats that will pose and hang out and not run from people--my cat is so skittish.
@highjump YESSSSSS. Thank you. I didn't have a photo-worthy hobby, so I passed on those types of shots, but I do remember a lot of kids posing with sports equipment. A good friend even posed with her cat! I still can't believe the cat let her and didn't claw her retinas out.
Seniors at my high school had pictures taken through outside studios, but I certainly wouldn't call them glamorous.The photo we submitted for the yearbook had to be a fairly conservative head shot, no cleavage or sleeveless shirts, but beyond that most of us had a photo shoot with a few different outfit choices, poses, and "props" (leaning on giant white numbers that said '99! Staring pensively out a fake window in a fake barn!) and we would select maybe 15 to 20 pictures for our own keepsake album and two pictures for the 8 x 10 "parent" glossies, 50 wallet photos for trading, etc; But looking back, I'm sure those packages weren't cheap, and I'm sure those of us fortunate enough to have parents footing the bill took them for granted because having a photo shoot was just "what you did" as a senior. Later on at college when I saw that in my NYC friends' senior year portraits the girls all had to wear the same off-shoulder black dress with pearls and the guys all had to wear a faux tux, and that was that, it made my own high school's tradition seem unnecessarily extravagant. Oh, and as for the elaborate prom proposals-I had never heard of such a thing until watching Laguna Beach back in the day! (shut up) Maybe that's how this whole thing started.
@Spinach Party Yup. "I. WIll. Sell this house TODAY!"
Oh, and Congrats!!
ahhhhh, this bar is right near my work! I love you guys-but I'm so nervous about meet-ups! I once tried to go to a Jezebel meet-up, walked into the bar, couldn't find the right group, and practically ran out of there in a panic and went straight home *wrings hands*; but I think I can get over my anxiety to come say hi? Deep breaths, deep breaths...
And especially the ones who blink at you innocently and ask why you can't just get your 30 minutes of cardio in before work every day (side-eyeing YOU, nutritionist!)? I will get right on that! Bummer about my head being full of sand while I try to obey basic traffic signals and my running pace being slower by almost a full two minutes than had I just waited until after work! Grrr.