@Bunburying Hear hear!
@Bittersweet ALL THE BROOCHES
I really hope that Austen portrait doesn't go to some random yo anonymous bidder. Most museums don't have the funds to purchase at auction regularly, and it's left up to a generous benefactor to buy the piece and donate it.
@Hellcat (I don't know but it's happening to me too - help!)
I bought myself some cute work shoes on super sale but unfortunately most of our Christmas shopping budget this year was eaten up by airfare to see two different families, so our presence is our presents I guess.
@realizedniche I thought that was Saving Grace!
@Fidget I'm confusing Gerard Depardieu's actual Frenchman with Kevin Kline's terrible Fronchman.
GREEN CARD the only romantic comedy my grandmother owned on VHS.
@Mike_B A couple years ago I went to dinner with my dad (not a rocket scientist but opinionated) and an elderly mathematician and his wife (not American but talkative) and it went something like this.
And here is the problem in the simplest terms: "I went ahead and had my son. Those people weren’t there after I lost my job and couldn’t afford my COBRA, utilities, rent, food."
LOL Vogue was one of my favorites - I used to read Jezebel specifically for the political info, making fun of magazines, and Pot Psychology. It was a great site to keep a tab open of on the computer at my first post-college job (when you're young enough to feel threatened by/inundated with pop culture conceptions of what's feminine).