westeros’s celebs read mean tweets (ps: all tweets are real)
So I go a little domestic this week as I head to a lovely little place called Fiore Market in South Pasadena, to learn how to make bread. Now anyone who knows me knows that I NEVER spend time in the kitchen. Cooking is just something I never do, and have very little interest in. But bread making, I don’t know it was different. I mean, it’s obviously not “cooking,” it’s baking, and with bread that’s basically just a lot of waiting.
Class by kneading some dough, and I must say, pottery paid of when it came to this part. We went through preparation, letting the yeast rise, and apart from our loaf, also made a baguette and a focaccia for the restaurant tomorrow. The evening culminated with the owner talking more about bread over a bowl of a cantaloupe soup and two great sandwiches.
Though the class wasn’t as hands on/personal as I usually like, I came away with some good basics on bread making; and because of the classes’ method, a process that’s less messy and can be done even in my kitchen.
Where to Learn - Fiore Market Cafe
Cost of Activity - $30
Cost to date - $523.94
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OH MY GOD APPARENTLY TAKING AN ARROW TO THE KNEE WAS AN OLD NORDIC SLANG FOR GETTING MARRIED
I THOUGHT THAT ALL THOSE GUYS IN SKYRIM HAD LITERALLY BEEN SHOT IN THEIR KNEES WITH ARROWS BUT I GUESS NOT
And at that moment, the foundation of that entire meme became something like this:
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
Read more. [Image: Kagan McLeod]
It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
read the commentary above ^^
What if they *want* to be carless and pay rent?
*sigh* so many simple fools out there.
On top of all this, let’s not discount the fact that having a college degree usually means having a massive amount of debt in your name. Kinda makes the whole financing a car and house thing pretty much impossible - regardless of employment status.
“Millions of young Americans may now be actively trying to avoid applying for mortgages and auto loans as a result of the massive amount of student financing they have taken on, according to new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The percentage of 25-year-olds with outstanding student loan debt has grown to 43% through the end of 2012, up from just 25% nine years earlier. And at the same time, the average amount of debt held on those balances climbed to $20,326, an increase of 91% from 2003′s $10,649.”
The data is there to explain EXACTLY why millennial aren’t “choosing” to buy houses and cars and it’s got very, very little to do with being cheap or making a choice.
ETA, rant: I’m pretty sick of millennials being panted as some weird super privileged super white hipster douchebags who are choosing to throw off bonds of “normal” societal expectations as some form of protest. Not only is that whitewashing, but it’s a narrative made up to hide that fact that society is failing most of us, that education has robbed us blind and left us unemployed, and that being educated and working hard has very little to do with “normal” definitions of monetary success. Basically everything we have to know an accept in order to work to actually improve and correct the situation. But, ya know, whatever… YOUNG FOLKS THESE DAYS.
All of this. ^
finally thank you obama
That gif has never been used in a better fashion