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JeanI'm willing (and able) to drop a couple Gs on an interior decorator, as I don't trust myself to do the job right, and having professional help sounds a LOT more fun than trying to do it myself.

Cooking class is not a bad idea. I feel like I need to pick one thing at a time, though, and I tend to agree that physical activity is probably the most important one.


You do realize that you will have to pay an interior decorator several thousands of dollars so they can recommend art/furniture/accessories that will cost you 10k+ right? A good designer is going to cost you $100/hr++. And you will have to buy a LOT of stuff based on their recs.

Or just find a local college, ask a teacher to recommend someone in their class or a recent graduate to do a budget redesign. But even that is going to cost you more than a few thousand bucks. I mean even just getting a few rooms painted is going to cost you nearly that.

Based on some googling, it seems like the average cost of an interior decorating project is $5k. I can handle that. It's just an apartment, after all. I can specify that I'm unwilling to pay more than that. Idk, I still need to do more research... you could be right.

You're going to spend $5,000 decorating a place you do not own?

Hmmm, when you put it like that, it does seem kind of silly. I mean, I could see myself living here until I'm ready to buy, which could be another 10+ years.?
Apr 25, 2017 1:33 AM
HurricaneKid
JeanI'm willing (and able) to drop a couple Gs on an interior decorator, as I don't trust myself to do the job right, and having professional help sounds a LOT more fun than trying to do it myself.

Cooking class is not a bad idea. I feel like I need to pick one thing at a time, though, and I tend to agree that physical activity is probably the most important one.


You do realize that you will have to pay an interior decorator several thousands of dollars so they can recommend art/furniture/accessories that will cost you 10k+ right? A good designer is going to cost you $100/hr++. And you will have to buy a LOT of stuff based on their recs.

Or just find a local college, ask a teacher to recommend someone in their class or a recent graduate to do a budget redesign. But even that is going to cost you more than a few thousand bucks. I mean even just getting a few rooms painted is going to cost you nearly that.

Based on some googling, it seems like the average cost of an interior decorating project is $5k. I can handle that. It's just an apartment, after all. I can specify that I'm unwilling to pay more than that. Idk, I still need to do more research... you could be right.
Apr 25, 2017 12:16 AM
I'm doing it. I'm paying more attention to baseball... :(
Apr 25, 2017 12:13 AM
I looked Bigwig up on our company's CRM platform. He doesn't sell our funds :(.

Our firm's relationship with his is notoriously bad.
Apr 24, 2017 11:04 PM
I'm willing (and able) to drop a couple Gs on an interior decorator, as I don't trust myself to do the job right, and having professional help sounds a LOT more fun than trying to do it myself.

Cooking class is not a bad idea. I feel like I need to pick one thing at a time, though, and I tend to agree that physical activity is probably the most important one.
Apr 24, 2017 8:25 PM
ZubenOne thing that has been true for me, and this might resonate with you and it might not, is that if I can create some discipline around physical activity then it's easier to create and maintain discipline around other facets of my life. This is because of two separate, but related reasons. The first is that doing something like working out for an hour everyday means developing a mindset and habits regarding putting in effort that then translate to other realms of a person's life. The second, and very important, reason is that it makes you mentally and physically healthier and gives you increased energy which bleeds into your motivations for other things. I would stress incorporating physical activity as a non-negotiable cornerstone of your life while planning some other projects.

Also, if cooking is something you want to get into, then learning some basic healthy meals to work into your diet will really balance out the exercise.

The dismal apartment is probably more symptom than problem.

I'm trying to incorporate meditation into a daily routine, which I hope will help with mental acuity/focus. Lately, I've found it nearly impossible to focus on writing, partially because I don't like what I'm writing, partially because I just went through a breakup of sorts (not really a breakup but too long to explain), and my brain is just swirling whenever I sit down to write.

I'm sure a regular physical routine would help with that too.
Apr 24, 2017 5:12 PM
I'm 30 now, and while I've got some of my shit together, there's a lot of it still smeared around all over my life. This is sort of a journal entry to check back in on in a year and see how much I've improved, if any.

1. My apartment has a very "sad bachelor" vibe to it. There are still some boxes lying around that have never been dealt with 2 years after moving in. There's nothing on the walls, really. Lighting is totally inadequate. One girl I took back to my apartment actually said to my face that it looked kind of sad. So yeah, gotta get that shit in order. Thinking about hiring an interior decorator.

2. I don't cook ever. Literally every single meal I eat is delivery or eaten at the restaurant. I know I'm wasting gobs of money, but even if that weren't the case, cooking is something I think most humans should be able to do. This one is actually near the bottom of the queue because it seems like a lot of work.

3. Become physically active. I'm skinnyfat. I worked out consistently for a while a couple years ago, and that was a good thing. Gotta get back into it, but it's hard for me to find something active that I actually enjoy.

4. Make writing a priority. It's extremely depressing to me when I think about how I was so excited about trying to make a go at writing screenplays that I moved to LA, and yet I've written basically nothing in two years. Just a couple of false starts and a lot of wasted time. If there's one thing I do this year, that's gotta be it. That means writing every day for at least an hour. Missing a day here and there is fine as long as the habit is established.

5. Be more social. I have a small group of friends here, and while I like those friends a lot, it feels like I'm sort of on the periphery of their circle. Too many weekends are happening where it's just me in my apartment or in a coffee shop or a theater. Just gotta meet more people and have more experiences in general. I'm generally fine with being alone but that shit adds up.

Share your stories of not having your shit together or your journey towards getting more of it together.
Apr 24, 2017 4:50 PM
Girls - Season 4 (2015) - 75

Is my impression that most people think this show deteriorated in quality correct? I think it's been pretty damn solid throughout.?
Apr 24, 2017 2:18 AM
Well, my reading has fallen off a freakin' cliff this year, but I did get around to finishing Neuromancer. As a massive fan of the Matrix trilogy, it's good to finally meet the parents. Gibson's prose is hypnotic, breathing a seminal, genre-defining world to life so adeptly that it somehow doesn't matter that half the words you're reading are net new. Like Blade Runner, completely of its time and yet still fresh all these years (and countless imitations) later.?
Apr 21, 2017 4:34 AM
Crashing - Season 1 (2017) - 55

Pete Holmes should stick to what he's best at: being a guest on the Doug Loves Movies podcast.
Apr 21, 2017 4:21 AM
Colossal (2016) - 65

Not bad. An interesting take on living with an addiction but not very believable in parts, and I'm not talking about the lunatic sci-fi logic either. Didn't love Anne Hathaway or Jason Sudeikis in these roles.
Apr 21, 2017 3:20 AM
Manhattan (1979) - 60

I don't think I like Woody Allen.
Apr 15, 2017 6:56 PM
Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) - 70

Pretty good. I feel weird rating anything Louis C.K. does less than like an 80, though. It makes me feel like I'm just depressed or something.
Apr 15, 2017 6:55 PM
Love - Season 2 (2017) - 85

This show is like a way less jokey and arch version of You're the Worst :D.

But for real, this show is great. It's a bummer that we get an episode dump once a year and that's it.
Apr 11, 2017 2:52 AM
Hey, did you guys know that I'm also good at crosswords and at this one online card game?

Wait, I forgot. I don't want to be involved in a cuckolded cyber scenario. Det, you can stop now.
Apr 9, 2017 8:49 PM
Girls - Season 3 (2014) - 75

This season felt a bit more unfocused and rambling compared to the first two, but I still enjoyed it.?
Apr 8, 2017 9:41 PM
Hey guys, just wanted to clear a few things up. I'm 30, I've never watched anyone cyber, and I don't want to start.

Ok, hope that helps.
Apr 8, 2017 9:26 PM
Are we getting a mid-month selection now because whic was SO LATE?
Apr 5, 2017 2:06 PM
I watched this back when I was regularly going through Criterion movies.

No sir, I didn't like it.
Apr 5, 2017 2:04 PM
Detrimental
Jean
DetrimentalAlso if Hunter X Hunter comes back and you don't watch it, you and me are through.

Oh, if Hunter x Hunter comes back, you better believe I'll be all over that shit.

Dragonball came back and you're not all over that shit. So I don't believe you.

Yeah, but Dragon Ball didn't leave me hanging like an absent shonen father.
Apr 4, 2017 3:10 AM