@rallisaurus I guess this means the new podcast won't be on my feed for my gym time today, rats! Also jealous :)
About a year ago I switched to the smart alarm thing where my first alarm comes in the form of quiet and gentle flowy water sounds, 9 minute snooze and then this really loud jarring rooster noise. Honestly I don't trust myself enough to totally get rid of the snooze, but I've pretty much trained myself to wake up to the gentle noises just because the rooster is soooo awful. So now I'm up and at'em right away after 25 years of 40 minute snooze sessions divided between multiple cell phone and digital alarm clocks, its amazing!
I mean I haven't read the New Yorker profile yet, but I know I will love it. I am also a fan of the Anne Helen Peterson piece on Claire Daines, on her blog I think, and the numerous writers who have imagined a world where Angela Chase grows up and into Carrie Mathison. Although obviously I think Angela would probably be a social worker, or community organizer or something that is much more aligned with my own politics than a CIA agent.
Uuugh that song over an angsty montage of Marissa flashbacks, am I right? I can tooootally imagine that. I can even imagine hating it because Marissa was the worst! That song is sooo angsty!
@bnna this internet lady seemed to figure it out! You could even multi-task the dry ice for a Halloween in July party or something!
@Tape Recorder What about using dry ice??? Because then maybe you could add more booze and freeze them all the way through???? I don't have any experience, but I am curious so maybe I'll google it!
@Josh is like Germany Ambitious and Misunderstood I am a relatively new and relatively inactive commenter here, and its not totally clear to me what conversation you're trying to start, but it resonates with me. I am someone who hates thinking about money, personal finance sounds like the worst. I am bad with my own money, of which I have very little, but that's ok because I am a young and healthy single person, who doesn't have much to worry about outside of rent, groceries (booze) and student loans. And yet... I have kind of dedicated my life to thinking about money. Or more specifically labor and class and the distribution of wealth blah blah blah. I grew up lower-middle class, the daughter of a union teacher and a union construction worker, my dad got promoted into a management position and then laid off a million times because he didn't have a college degree. My mother is still working on her graduate degree so she can make a little more money and maintain health insurance for my father who is now on disability. I spend my days talking to people who are working minimum wage service jobs (same as me) but trying to build and sustain families on meager wages, no benefits, etc... Shit is unfair! Money is this very personal thing that we all have FEELINGS about, but also its bigger than that its a crucial part of a system that dis-empowers the majority of people and segregates us all. I guess I struggle with sort of status quo of "you do you," when it comes to money. I get that it affects us all in very different ways, and we all have feelings, because I have feelings about money too. I feel possessive, protective, anxious, proud, etc... at different times about my bank balance. But "you do you" doesn't challenge anything, it doesn't push people with more money to think critically about their feelings of possessiveness and entitlement, and it doesn't push people with less money to fight for power and think critically about the distribution of wealth. I dunno, I don't read the billfold that much (I want to start reading it more after this thread) but I guess what I take issue with is that it feels like they give equal space to discussion of labor and economic injustice as they do some sort of whiny upper middle class personal finance pieces like they are just different perspectives in a wide array of 'people making personal choices about money.'
@dale Patti Smith, John Waters, the entire cast of My So Called Life, Parker Posey in Party Girl, and a touch of Blair Waldorf. Haha, I realize now that I write it out this is a funny combination, but it works!
@Sea Ermine Woah, I totally didn't know about that Josh Eidelson interview. I follow most of his writing, and as someone who pretty much only follows links to the billfold from here, I am happy to see that the editors over there pay attention to him and labor in general. Thanks for mentioning it!
The man around the corner said he'd shoot the cat on sight.
He loaded up his shotgun full of nails and dynamite.
He waited... and he waited...
'till the cat came walking round
And ninety-seven pieces of the man was all they found...
cat came back the very next day.
Yes, the cat came back. They thought he was goner
But the cat came back. He just wouldn't stay away.
The H-bomb fell the very next day.
The A-bomb fell in the very same way.
And then the USA.
The entire human race was left without a chance to pray...
cat came back the very next day.