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Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« Reply #885 on: March 23, 2018, 11:57:36 pm »

My office's firewall blocks his Twitter profile as porn, WTH

Because he tweeted an article with "breastfeed" in the title? Crazy but otherwise I scroll down pretty far and got nothing.
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« Reply #886 on: March 23, 2018, 11:58:02 pm »

What shall I send? I'm thinking animal pictures and a TOUAMBIE link.

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« Reply #887 on: April 10, 2018, 05:46:20 pm »

TIG...share via Lileks the most Hunt's of all Hunt's Moves:

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« Reply #888 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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« Reply #889 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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« Reply #890 on: April 15, 2018, 10:28:13 pm »

There are entire industries centered in NYC that only make sense if young people are getting help from their parents, by which I mean the publishing business, and probably media in general. Those journalism students definitely included. So I feel sure that is a huge part of what you are seeing.
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« Reply #891 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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« Reply #892 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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« Reply #893 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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« Reply #894 on: April 20, 2018, 12:57:06 pm »

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Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« Reply #895 on: April 20, 2018, 03:52:01 pm »

NICE!

The best I got from her was a scolding.

(it was still hawt)

I've had Middle Cyclone in rotation lately, is good.
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« Reply #896 on: April 20, 2018, 06:55:43 pm »

Don't lie, what you wanted was a scolding.
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« Reply #897 on: April 20, 2018, 07:18:38 pm »

Don't lie, what you wanted was a scolding.

KNOW YOUR FIGMENTS

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« Reply #898 on: Yesterday at 03:11:04 pm »

Happy Monday, would you like some frittata?

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