I'm swooning a bit.
How can this have no comments when it has the phrase "bee-otard" in it???
I think this and the post on the Billfold about interviews/job hunting go hand in hand. I will bee-beard, and then when I am at interviews in the coming months (fingers crossed), I will show them a picture of me with a bee beard, and I will get all the jobs.
I feel silly crying at Internet horoscopes but damn, Virgo cryin' right here at the spot-on-ness. Thank you Galactic Bunbun.
@Mary Ellen Kirkendall@facebook Atlanta airport is my favoriiiiite <3 The gates go IN ORDER! It's amazing!
@George Templeton Strong When I was at the Atlanta airport recently I realized that they still have smoking lounges. I was very surprised.
I can't believe I didn't get around to listening to this until today. This is the most beautiful thing. I am so happy.
@plainandsmall I'm really glad that for you - as a person with directly related lived experience - the bonanza sentence worked. In my experience, the word 'bonanza' has a silly, flippant connotation to it that (for me) didn't seem to appropriately describe the desperation that was implied in the rest of the paragraph/piece. Word choice issue only!
Also, welcome to the 'Piiiiiin! As a commenter, I guess, since you've been around. I'm also excited to read the rest of the piece (probably slowly over the course of the week UGH FINALS) and everyone else's comments, once they get going.
I haven't finished it yet, so maybe it's not as big a problem as I think it is, but a few sentences here and there in this just really rankle me. Like this bit:
"Dasani’s circumstances are largely the outcome of parental dysfunction. While nearly one-third of New York’s homeless children are supported by a working adult, her mother and father are unemployed, have a history of arrests and are battling drug addiction...Yet Dasani’s trials are not solely of her parents’ making. They are also the result of decisions made a world away, in the marble confines of City Hall."
You don't think you've got that backwards and their unemployment and drug addiction are most likely also the result of bad government policy? You know, how those things often are? Not to take away the need for her parents to be responsible for their choices, but this shit don't happen in a vacuum.
Also describing the Earned Income credit as a 'sort of bonanza for the poor.' Whoa dude. Whoa.
I dunno, maybe I'm being overly sensitive, but I keep hitting sentences like that and making a :s face.
@Madeline Shoes Hot damn that's amazing! Congratulations!!!
@SmartCookie That's some next level fuck 'em, good work!