i’m not good with money. i’m kind of good with money. i’m good enough with money to know when i’m being bad with money and feel immense guilt over it. like i pay all my bills on time and then i’m free to torture myself over every dollar i have left that i should be saving. it’s hard to tell when you’re wasting money though. like if i buy a sandwich, that’s kind of a waste of money because i technically could have bought the ingredients to make several awful, bad tasting sandwiches, but on the flip side, if i don’t eat, i’ll die. so it’s like this morally gray area. on a scale of importance how close do i put “being alive” and “being happy”? pretty close. suddenly checking both those boxes for 8 bucks seems like a steal.
i bought this jacket that was 60 dollars, but it was on sale for 42. when it came, it was too small, so i had to send it back. i still wanted the jacket, but when i reordered the sale had ended. there was another sale on, for not as much, that brought it down to 52 dollars. so at that point i was out 94 dollars for a jacket i didn’t even have. side note: i had to really talk myself out of just keeping the too-small jacket. like i don’t really order clothing online and, man, you gotta swallow some pride to be like, “look, i read the thing about how this is ‘european cut’ and chose to ignore it. this all on me. i am not european cut, i understand if wearing this tiny coat for an entire winter is my punishment.”
anyways i sent the jacket back and eventually got the replacement. it fit, so i just kind of carried on with my brand new european-cut-for-an-american life.
today, like, weeks later, i got an email saying the jacket store guys got the too-small jacket and i’d be credited for the original 42 dollars within 7-10 business days.
and i’m so dumb all of a sudden i’m acting like i just got 42 dollars. like, no, idiot. you spent 52 dollars weirdly over the course of a month and a half. you don’t even have the credit yet. this isn’t new money. this is the ghostly wail of moneys past. but i’m still sitting there like, “look, i already processed that money being gone. like i dealt with the loss. how can you tell me that’s the same money as back then? i’m not the same person.”
hi, i'm sorry for not knowing, but could you explain the posts about the us government being complicit in all the deaths from AIDS? or direct me to resources where i can find out more about that? thank you xx
First of all, don’t apologize for not knowing something!!
President Reagan refused to advocate safer sex and condom use, choosing instead to press for a ban on HIV-positive immigrants entering the country, then later sexual abstinence, as the keys to preventing the epidemic (source)
AZT was developed and (successfully) tested in 1986 but was not approved by the FDA until over a year later. Then, after it was announced that AZT could significantly slow the progression of HIV, it was revealed that a one year’s supply would cost $7,000 (adjusted for inflation, this is like $15,000) and wasn’t covered by most health care plans. (source)
There’s also a documentary about the AIDS crisis and the ACT UP organization called How To Survive A Plague, and it’s on Netflix (US).
Sarah Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind.
You can check out the resources on blackaids.org - there are two reports on there - “Left Behind” and “30 Years is Enuf” - that talk about how much the government and media have neglected black people with HIV/AIDS from the initial outbreak until now.
for summer 2014; a playlist for those long summer days when you feel invincible [listen]
i’m ready AJR // hit it American Authors // summer vibe Walk off the Earth // sun shy Dresses // oceans Coasts // san francisco The Mowglis // on our way The Royal Concept // riptide Vance Joy // time to pretend MGMT // lets go Matt & Kim // over & over Smallpools // golden Parade of Lights // techno fan The Wombats // tonight you’re perfect New Politics // best day of my life American Authors // yes yes The Colourist // on top of the world Imagine Dragons // i wanna get better Bleachers // mason jar Smallpools // sleeping with a friend Neon Trees // geronimo Sheppard // young hearts Strange Talk
01. It’s Time; Imagine Dragons 02. My Body; Young the Giant 03. Anna Sun; Walk the Moon 04. Tongue Tied; Grouplove 05. Shark in the Water; V V Brown 06. Anything Can Happen; Ellie Goulding 07. If So; Atlas Genius 08. Sex; The 1975 09. Fall Into These Arms; New Politics 10. Best Day of My Life; American Authors 11. Helena Beat; Foster the people 12. It’s Alright; Matt and Kim 13. Carried Away; Passion Pit 14. Electric Feel; MGMT 15. Hurricane; MS MR
the song is completely amazing!! just imagine how it’ll be in live:
Joe on the lead guitar, doing this amazing “surfing” chords
Andy completely insane on the drums, in the end i think there will be an insane drum solo that will rip our throat apart
Pete is on the bass, will headbang with Joe and will play perfectly
and fucKING PATRICK’S ANGEL VOICE THAT FROM THE FIRST WORD WE WILL DIE HAPPILY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS ALBUM WILL BE AMAZING AND IF YOU SAY IT’S NOT FALL OUT BOY THAN YOU INCREDIBLY WRONG!!!!!!! go listen again to 27 and W.A.M.S. and other amazing songs from Folie A Deux. this album is a little bit more electronic, but it still the same and loved FOB.