@Slanted & Enchanted Oh I just had a dream in which I traveled back in time to break up with an ex-boyfriend before he could break up with me (and I haven't seen or thought about him in yeeeeaaars) so truly no judgement from this 'pinner.
@DairyCat Oh I loved the half I read: most dead on depiction of addiction I've ever come across, among other things.
1) You are selling the lime short if you do not mention the pinnacle of lime-expression, the margarita.
2) "Vivienne Westwood, Pirate Collection" WELL THERE'S MY CHRISTMAS LIST ALL PUT TOGETHER.
@Slanted & Enchanted I got halfway through Infinite Jest and decided, whelp, I've read as much as most and I CANNOT deal with flipping back and forth anymore and threw in the towel right then.
Every now and then I do re-read his 'This is Water' commencement speech to whet my DFW whistle, but I am perfectly content to never get past the midway point. That said, I haven't got a grudge against the one person I know who did finish, because it might be a different story then.
I'd never heard of this website, but I'm glad I have now: http://gofugyourself.com/fug-the-card-the-kardashian-christmas-card-kristmas-kard-2013-12-2013
(and cape hobbit. that was very funny)
@Danzig! Me too!
@clothierhavier Such a good point! I'm in a marketing class and it's really eye opening about how much a false sense of need can be manufactured. My teacher was talking about trends (which, let's be honest, is mostly a way of convincing people to buy a new something every season) and how when the market is saturated with a particular style you can find it at resale places like goodwill, but then she rolled her eyes and said, "But obviously we're not selling to thoooose people." It was surreal.
And I haven't purchases an unused item of clothing in years [except for my winter coat](mostly because when I buy by the pound at the goodwill outlet I can get X brand of well-made jeans, slightly worn, for fifty cents, but also because it would be a crying shame for those pants to end up in a landfill), but I haven't stopped purchasing things altogether. Each purchase though does allow a whole range of options (can I buy this used, can I buy this fair trade, can I offset this purchase with a donation to a charity?) that can minimize or balance the negative effects.
I feel like it's the very least we can do.
@cupcakecore First thing, I love your username. Second thing, I agree so much with absolutely everything you have said.
I'm not the boss of anybody's body, so as long as someone is rocking along not shaming others, more power to them.
@muralgirl Wow. That is just priceless.
In related news, I'm tentatively subbing in brown rice for rice in some recipes and it hasn't been a complete disaster.