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Wild Card / Re: Shit my ________ says
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:22:27 pm »
(The gf is a journalist, if this helps explain)

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Wild Card / Re: Shit my ________ says
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:56:52 pm »
if someone is a journalist and you two are in contact about your job for an interview

it is not a date
they do not want you to ask them out
they do not want to flirt
they do not want you to text them at 1am asking "r u up, what r u up to haha"

they are just trying to do their job.

Come on dude.

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Wild Card / Re: Shit my ________ says
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:41:31 am »
our socialist org has a local convention next month and I am running to be a delegate. Our branch is the biggest in the city (over 1000 members last I checked) so we get like 60 reps. There was a thread of "who to vote for that you might not personally know" and this woman said maybe the 2nd best compliment I've ever gotten. She said "vote for [theinevitable], he does a ton of work and nobody knows because he isn't bossy and doesn't have an ego about it." As a major over-talker this is a characteristic I have really tried to cultivate.

On the other hand, literally everyone except me voted for a new "branch priority" that the urban planner in me cannot get entirely behind. And so lately I am flaking because my heart is not in it. (Also, spending time with the GF or hibernating instead of going to really long meetings). This is the downside of trying to be a follower.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:42:52 am »
In case you were wondering the demographic of where I live, Cynthia Nixon is running for governor and she's having a 4/20 fundraiser around the corner from my house.

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Not Daisy Owl / Re: Nancy
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:32:42 pm »
No comics whatsoever these days. Sad. I did pre-order Dead Dead Demon's Dedededestruction because I read illegal fan translations last year. It was "delivered and signed for" but is not here. Maybe it's at the laundromat downstairs?

Getting packages here is a herculean task. It is helping that I cancelled Amazon Prime tho, way less unnecessary crap is coming to me through the mail lately.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:43:59 am »
I think, also, I have not adjusted to being -almost- 30. Plenty of "people my age" are further into their careers than me. Also most of them work in the private sector for big companies. I'm sure a healthy chunk of them are corporate lawyers, finance people, tech people, etc.

Doesn't explain the people in my office who live in Brooklyn Heights tho.

If my roommate and I find a new 2-bedroom place in the same area for only slightly more money I will be happy.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:45:00 pm »
Also invisible: debt and savings. I am putting several hundred bucks into my savings/investments/401k every month, I wonder how many of my coworkers are putting that into rent instead? Plus, into student loans. I know my roommate has tons of loans, resulting in the fact that despite making more money than me she is ALWAYS broke.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:06:26 pm »
It was way too hot, I got sunburnt and incredibly dehydrated. We were in a really residential area and there was nowhere to sit, refill our water bottles, or use the bathroom. Not a gentle introduction to fieldwork.

Yesterday I met the GF's parents. They were very nice, and I now know she is a precise copy of her mother.

It always makes me feel a little embarrassed when I meet a woman I'm dating's dad, and he is neurotic and never stops talking. Uh, I see where you learned to deal with me, sweetheart. (I think I have gotten better about this, but she is very sweet about it when I get carried away)

Yesterday I was walking through a really nice part of Brooklyn and I could not get over how many people my age I saw. How do they all afford to live there!? I thought for a minute, OH, they must all live in 1-bedroom apartments with their sweeties. Maybe if GF and I want to move in together in a year we can live somewhere cute. I looked into this, and it turns out, no we could not. One-bedrooms in "cute" parts of Brooklyn cost almost as much as two-bedrooms, because the demand for one bedrooms is very high. We could not afford to live even one block closer to the subway station.
The confusing part is that on both sites I looked at, there were one-bedroom apartments in MANHATTAN that we could afford. Just not in cute "Brownstone" Brooklyn neighborhoods. I guess this is because those neighborhoods don't have enough apartment buildings, only brownstones? The supply of one-bedroom units is low.

There are a lot of things about the housing patterns of (mostly white/yuppie-hipster axis) millennials in NYC that only make sense if everyone is getting help from their parents. Like, most of GF's journalism school classmates live in neighborhoods I can't afford? The other factor is probably that even though I feel like I make "a lot of money" I am probably surrounded by people who make even more.

I had an idea for a really good data-mapping project that might give me some insight into this. It is really interesting to me that so much of what is going on in certain neighborhoods of Brooklyn and maybe inner Queens is driven by a demographic that is so hard to pick out in Census data.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:02:27 pm »
Itís gonna be in the 70s and i just got off the train in the Bronx for the first day of field research for the year. Spring has sprung.

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People & Places / Re: The Birthday Fellow's Ode
« on: April 08, 2018, 04:47:51 pm »
The other day I actually saw a link to an... adult video.... that involved a big butt smashing a cake. i did not click but I wondered if it was an achewood reference.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:12:39 pm »
he is @markpopham. He tweeted something about how he feels lucky that the internet forum he found when he was an angsty teen was one about achewood and not something mind-twisting and bad.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 22, 2018, 12:15:36 pm »
I do not remember anything about our old poster Bozack, beyond the name, but this guy just said he used to post on TOUAMB as bozack. I am amazed.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 22, 2018, 03:08:04 am »
wow, so, this guy who I follow on twitter who lives in my neighborhood and is in my socialist group is.... bozack.

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Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:17:57 am »
The inev topic that never ends. My boss is giving a presentation I helped write in front of a ton of NYC bigwigs on Friday. I asked if I should wear a suit and he said that was overkill, but a blazer and tie is a good idea. I do not own a blazer and really do not want to just walk into the financial district Brooks Brothers and yell SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT.

I have a very specific idea of the exact sort of jacket I want but I am worried that it does not go with my current style. I have carefully curated a wardrobe that makes me the most generic hipster-yuppie-continuum man in Brooklyn.

Black #####, white or blue button-down shirt, black boots, black belt, black winter coat. Every day. Sometimes navy or brown #####. Pls include the beard and glasses in your mental image, thanks.

(the sick thing is, I have never felt so Handsome)

I am going to try a few cheaper or hipper places before I go the Brooks Brothers route.

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Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:15:39 am »
I have a few animal things

the roommate who has a dog is moving out and wants me to come with. That would be fun, debating whether I can justify the moving expenses and probably slightly more rent for a 2-bedroom vs a 1 bedroom. Also, if things are going well with the GF in a year or so, maybe we should get a place together? So should I just hang tight here for a year and save money? Or maybe the additional ~$100 a month is worth it just for the reduced stress of fewer roommates, slightly more room, etc.

- I am gonna feel a little guilty finding somebody to take my place in this apartment, on account of the rats. I've never seen any, they're definitely not getting into the apartment, but I hear them in the walls and ceiling constantly. Ugh.

- the GF is definitely 100% farm girl. She has casually mentioned that she believes if you get a dog you need at least three (one gets lonely, two means one dog is boss, three is a pack), little dogs are boring, and big dogs Need To Have Jobs. As long as you need jobs for the dogs you want, you can have a little herd of something.... sheep are really fun my gramma taught me to shear em and make yarn out of the wool. Goats are cute and they'll keep your yard neat. Chickens are funny to watch, plus fresh eggs. Oh by the way have I mentioned a cat or two to keep away pests and gosh rabbits are not much work...
She grew up in the NYC suburbs with lawyer parents but I guess the Minnesota and West Virginia roots stick around a generation, somehow.

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