slutshaming from a VS staff person simply because she had large boobs
Do you know the Pythgorean theorem to 5 decimal places?
I’m lucky that drinking enough water is usually the difference between getting called miss and maam. My go to skin care line is still Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean - the creme cleanser when my skin is feeling dry, and the mousse/toner/exfoliant on oily/mixed days. Have also been over thinking blackheads and kinda…
Totally feel you on this. I love the idea of solar panels, but I’m in a climate where they’d only maybe be usable for a few months of the year at that so the math doesn’t really work here either.
Oh definitely agree with you on DIY, ‘specially home repair. Have ended up having to call professionals one too many times when my project went awry.
My stock answer to this is my messenger bag, (around $160 I think) which 5 years in is still going strong. My mom gave me so much flack when I bought it, but I’d been shredding the Marshall’s/TJ Maxx finds at a rate of one a year or so.
My boss and I got into it today over which of us was right about which charging cable to use cause neither of us knows how to drop stupid fights.
Finally giving “All the birds in the sky” a try and it took a while to get into it and I’m still kinda lukewarm on it. Little bit feels like it’s trying too hard, but I have that bias against most literary fiction. Tempted to break it up with a reread of an old fave.
The magic school bus books might knock off a bunch of the requirements on your list and kids dig ‘em. Not Quite Narwhal is cute and empowering. Crysthanthemum is totally sweet (about learning to love your “unique” name), as is Perfect the Pig. And totally left fieldish, but I was introduced to The Great Katie Kate by…
Thanks, it’s my silver lining to having been in grad school way too long...
I’m being cynical here - I’m still looking and actually planning on applying for one position, so clearly I think there’s potential there.
My PhD is in a field that doesn’t translate to industry careers (like, at all) but I’m also set on leaving academia.
My reputation as an adjunct is “tough, but you learn stuff”, which I’m counting as a win.
It’s kid lit sized - 250 relatively small pages of large type-and so you can probably finish it in an afternoon.
I reread Witch of Blackbird Pond for the nth time and still think it’s some of the most fantastic historical children’s lit.
Honestly doesn’t surprise me on a purely practical level. Generally the conservative kids I know aren’t working for free ‘cause their goals are marriage & kids and like the do everything - college degrees, professions, etc.-with that in mind. I think liberals have just been more spoiled for choice and have abused that…
I am ridiculously behind on CC but that also doesn’t remotely surprise me.
My college (large urban public uni) is mostly too broke for that sort of thing or it’s hidden so deep in the bureaucracy that you’ve gotta be well connected to know about.
The pro side basically is this: we need to make interning in congress more accessible to students of diverse economic backgrounds. That’s pretty big. But that’s really the only reason to pay them.