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You should make "My stars!" your catchphrase and shoehorn it into every post.
@DickensianCat re: Laguna Beach....umm, yeah, that's totally where I first heard of the elaborate prom proposals too. You're not alone!
@Heckyes How could you say NO to that?! I hope he went to prom with the prom bot.
@DickensianCat This may be my pro-Awl Network bias speaking, but I'm going to wager that anyone at a Billfold meetup is guaranteed to be nicer than most anyone at a Jezebel meet up. Anyway, all of y'all in the area should go if for no other reason then that there are a ton of us who live nowhere near and can't go ourselves.
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY MIKE AND LOGAN FOREVER
@DickensianCat Take your floss down there with you!
By OllyOlly on Tuesday Check-In
@DickensianCat I found her VERY likable! I did read a reaction article in Business Week that claimed some of the shots were staged, so it makes me wonder about the Hertz counter scene. My biggest hang up was that there were key economic storylines to tell that the directors just avoided. If anyone is interested, this helped give a better idea of how the Seigels got into their financial situation: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-14/versailles-the-would-be-biggest-house-in-america
By Arielle@twitter on Setting the Record Straight: Yaffa Fredrick on the NYT Column About Her Restaurant Spending
@GCM Right! Her response is so condescending, yet she's so wrong on the details. To leave out specifics about Yaffa's saving habits, then make a point about what that money could do if saved, is so irresponsible. Don't try to brush it under the table by saying, "oh, well she's saving, but only in a 401(k). Not for a house! I was talking about a house!" What would be irresponsible is investing your house down payment in an S&P index fund, where you could lose it all.
@DickensianCat I think the problem is that the Daily Mail's editors got their hands on it. Articles there tend to get distilled down into saying the exact same mildly shocking things over and over again rather than being at all nuanced or reflective of reality. It'd be interesting to see what a real essay actually written by Elizabeth Gilbert and edited for a different outlet would look like, though, as it seems like she had some points she wanted to make somewhere in there. I do think there's something key in the way she distinguishes generosity from over-giving. Over-giving isn't about the amount you give - it's about your attitude and your desire for the recipient's gratitude, love, and attention (in the sense of buying people's love). It's something I used to be very guilty of (see: my entire first marriage), and something I've worked around a lot, but I hadn't ever really conceptualized of that as the problem. It's like doing anything else at all to get love/attention to fill an emotional hole in yourself. That doesn't make anyone comfortable in the long run.