— When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
The Agency with whom we share an office (kind of) is moving. Because evidently they’re lucky bastards who are no longer being forced to work in this building and pay for parking and be surrounded by the homeless on the walk to their vehicles. But that’s beside the point.
I was tasked with coming up with some figures to show our building owners as to how much of the space we have “dibs” on. For this I used the “draw” tools in PowerPoint and MS Paint.
The boss just emailed me “Now aren’t you glad you got to do some real design engineering today??”
I just lol’d ruuulll hard at that one. Glad we have a sense of humor about this ridiculous task.
Italy (look at all that bread!)
See the rest here.
I am shocked at the amount of sodas and juices that people drink. Also, the USA family is from Raleigh. Sister just notified me that they went to our High School.
these are the kinds of things wasting space in my brain.
HER TRAINING as a competitive figure skater, beginning when she was just 6 years old, left an indelible impression on Vera Wang. There were the adolescent years of intensive routines and ballet lessons to improve her posture, all the while juggling courses at the elite Chapin School. Yet ultimately failing to make the United States Olympics team, she has often said, is what drove her to succeed elsewhere in life.
But those years also took a toll on her psyche, in anxiety that has been manifested, she believes, in periods of depression throughout her life, which she has discussed only privately with friends. As she prepared to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America next month, Ms. Wang said in an interview, she decided it was time to talk about the effects of anxiety on young people, and to make that a signature issue.
Next week, Ms. Wang and the Vogue editor Anna Wintour plan to hold a dinner to introduce potential donors to the Youth Anxiety Center, a new facility under the umbrella of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital founded to research potential treatments and provide training and clinical service. The center is being developed by Dr. David Shaffer, a child psychiatrist who is also Ms. Wintour’s former husband, and a team of doctors."
I am the current scholarship chair for the VT Alumni Association in my area. I’m reviewing the one** applicant that we had. And she’s amazing. Like, she is the best ever and I’m sortofnotreally intimidated by her.
I’m just really excited that VT gets to have her. She answered the “what is a Hokie” question correctly (the answer is “I am!”) and is super stoked to go to Tech. Gahh it just reminds me of how much I love that place and everything about the Hokie Nation!!
Oh, and also last night we elected me as the President of the Alumni Association for next year. Yay!
*this is not news at all
**this is a $500 scholarship and all you have to do is fill out a super easy form. We had about 8 people accept admission to VT from the area (the most since I’ve lived here) and still only had one applicant. I find this astounding.