You don't take Bitcoin? Jesus H.
I love you Polly. Just coming here to say it.
Just what L.A. needs; an influx of Bay Area assholes to supplement the Hollywood ones.
@heather wagner: Seriously, I had to stop and think about that one. What is blowjob weather?
@yunkstahn Well played.
Thank you for writing this. I've been saying it for years!
I'm kind of, sort of in the market in LA, and ugh. While it's not as bad as SF, it's pretty nuts. And even if we're still in a bubble, will houses in the city proper ever really depreciate? In the valley and inland empire, sure. But everywhere else just seems to slowly continue to gentrify.
@Niko Bellic Yeah, it's the gut. One of my favorite lines from High Fidelity (the movie, I actually haven't read the book), was when the John Cusack character recaps his romantic history and then is like, "I'm beginning to think my guts are full of shit." That's basically how I feel, so maybe I fall into the category of bad decision makers? Can that be cured? That's what the agonizing is all about.
@Leon So you're able to just make a decision and go with it now? That's actually impressive. I can do that with some things, but for the big ones, I'm sort of trapped in that pattern. I attribute this to massive insecurity and a deep level of distrust in my own gut, so...maybe I should work on that. :)
As a classic overthinker (I assume 99% of Awl readers are too), I sometimes agonize so intensely over a decision that I become completely out of touch with my gut, and with what I want to do in general for reasons that go beyond reason and mostly have to do with intuition and desire. And it can take someone telling me what I should do to remind me of where I stand. Like I need to have advice so that I can feel my own reaction to it, because that's the only way for me to really know what I truly want. And that's why I like to read advice columns. They help me understand what I think.