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7/1/20
11:33 PM
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Or at least make her a Margaret. Maggie seems too freewheeling and carefree. (And maybe that’s just because I’ve known some kickass Maggies). But Margaret, Margaret is a different animal entirely. You know Margaret is calling the cops on the kids loitering outside the library.

7/1/20
11:28 PM
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I swear to you, this savage Mets burn turned my whole day around. It was the wind beneath my wings today. 

7/1/20
11:20 PM
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Yes, on that level I do understand, although I admit I need to learn more about places like Rosewood and Slocum. These people are used to the superiority and insularity that centuries of systemic racism and oppression provided for them. Any incursion into what they view as white spaces is threatening—even a goddamn Read more

7/1/20
8:14 PM
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I have never and will never be able to understand these people who deign to think that “their” neighborhood is theirs entirely. Like it’s outside the realm of possibility that you might have neighbors who also consider “your” neighborhood to be “their” neighborhood, and those neighbors might not look like you, or talk Read more

7/1/20
4:04 PM
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Yep, sharp is way better than snazzy, and it’s also what I would consider professional neutral. Snazzy to me hints at some subtle (or not so subtle) wackiness--like your jacket is bedazzled or something. Sharp connotes stylishness without being sexual. 

7/1/20
2:43 PM
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Exactly this. Mind your own business. Or make friends and maybe you can enjoy their nice back patio, too. I was super psyched when my neighbors at my last rental put in a stone back patio because I thought (correctly) that it would up my chances of being invited over to share in some of the delicious ribs he makes a Read more

7/1/20
12:35 AM
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Amen to small victories. We’re not trying to win any quarantine achievement awards in our house. We’re just trying to keep the train on the tracks. So our meal planning has changed a bit—we’re eating together now instead of me cooking separately from my parents—and we’ve emphasized flexibility. We make a list of two Read more

6/30/20
11:09 AM
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I really enjoy going to see movies in theaters, but any rational person with even a cursory grip on the gravity of our current situation has to see how high-risk they are right now. While I would love to see a movie in a theater, I also realize that I have a pretty damn good home theater setup, so waiting for new Read more

6/29/20
4:40 PM
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Yeah, I don’t think it’s a thing, either. The only thing consistently out of stock in my supermarket is Clorox wipes. Everything else has been back to pretty much normal for weeks now, with the exception of all prices seeming to go up about 20%. You may have to settle for generic paper towels rather than Bounty, but Read more

6/27/20
11:49 PM
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Yeah, I sometimes think I could maybe see myself dining on a restaurant’s patio if it looked somewhat like the photo in the header image—two tops in a single row, spaced a clear six feet apart. But most of the restaurants in my area, judging by their patios, are doing their absolute best to pay the bare minimum of lip Read more

6/27/20
9:20 PM
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Eh, to each their own, I guess, since we’re both well traveled women who apparently feel quite differently about this topic. I’ll grant you that the fedora is horrible and I wouldn’t be caught dead in it (I actually didn’t even notice it in the picture). Read more

6/27/20
2:12 PM
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This exactly. While people should generally be vigilant when they’re traveling, this level of paranoia around your cash is going to be counter productive (or at least make your travels less enjoyable). If anything, elaborate concealment will actually make you a target because you have to go through a whole song and

6/26/20
3:24 PM
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I had a friend who took a job in Texas and moved to Dallas from up north. The job was simply too good to pass up. Great pay. Read more

6/26/20
3:12 PM
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No, mostly because as much as I hate going back and forth with him about this, I don’t want to be saying “I told you so” as I stand above his casket. 

6/26/20
1:11 AM
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Yikes. He or she sounds like a real gem. 

Yikes. He or she sounds like a real gem. 

6/25/20
9:51 PM
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You can save yourself about $20 and buy a ThermoPro meat thermometer instead of the Thermopop. Honestly, my ThermoPro wonderful, and I haven’t seen a discernible difference between my ThermoPro and my sister’s $80+ Thermapen. The thermometer listed above won’t break the bank, but you can pick up a solid meat thermomete Read more

You can save yourself about $20 and buy a ThermoPro meat thermometer instead of the Thermopop. Honestly, my ThermoPro

6/25/20
12:41 PM
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So. Many. Adjectives. Fight against the abuse of adjectives. Overuse of adjectives, particularly these buzzwordy kinds of adjectives, can torpedo a resume. Give yourself one or two adjectives, max, if you must. But otherwise skip them as much as possible. And for the love of god, don’t use “passionate.” It’s Read more

6/25/20
12:21 PM
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Not tacky at all. I’m straight-up cash or gift cards at this point. And I think pretty much all of the main stores people use for their registries, including Amazon, do registry completion events. The discounts typically run between 10-20%. There’s literally no downside to gift cards. Everyone wins.