@leonstj yeah, my sister lives in maine and hates their property-tax-funded schools, because the richest communities are summer towns with very small schools, and the schools where most mainers live are pretty broke. it is... not a great situation.
@TheJacqueline me too, and there's a huge aspect of the job i actually do that requires it, and there are so many details to stay on top of and people to babysit. do not like babysitting grown ass people who should be able to do their jobs without getting nagged.
@Queen of Pickles aside from a reference to Sheryl Sandberg, i think you're right on leaning into the wind - it being the only way to get where you're going. (to continue the metaphor, then, i like my work life to have mild breezes, rather than stiff winds)
anything freelance. i want to put it down at the end of the day, i have no hustle, you guys. leaning way out, over here.
@fabel yeah, i am with the Nopetopus on this one, the trailers make me anxious enough, nopenopenope.
If I open a bottle of wine, I know exactly how much I am drinking. A bottle of wine. It's the mixed drinks and cocktails that catch me unaware a few drinks in.
i think there should be a part 2 on this also called "what i learned from reading the economist" but have it be actual things you learned - unless this is a commentary on the state of modern publishing and suggests there is nothing to learn from the economist that you haven't already read in your well-curated RSS feed?
i just. we have mandatory car seat rules. we put socket protectors and corner guards and baby gates in our houses. we tell our kids not to eat caramel apples on halloween, we don't let them have beer or smoke, we have bed times and curfews and make sure they do their homework. HOW does any of that mesh with not locking up your guns? someone explain that to me.
my brother-in-law has guns, likes guns, both long guns and hand guns. but the first thing he did when my niece was born was buy a big fucking gun safe.
On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"
UGH. between this and david gilmour being all "i'm not interested in teaching books by women" i am totally stabby today. (http://www.randomhouse.ca/hazlitt/blog/david-gilmour-building-strong-stomachs)
@farowl you should give the heads up on this situation with the locked hallway to your local fire inspector, because I don't know your code, but I can say it is pretty much a huge fire code violation, and the fire department can at least make them put panic bars or something similar on the doors or face fines and closures, no cost to you.