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There are movies that after a while, become such cultural touchstones that everyone makes reference to them and everyone assumes everyone else has seen them. But not everyone. What is a movie or two that maybe you haven’t seen, maybe it’s been on your list, that you think everyone else has seen except for you?
Oh, and of course I’ve seen Jurassic Park. This discussion was inspired by a conversation with someone who hadn’t.
I haven’t seen any of the American Pie movies, The Godfather, The Shining, any of the classic horror films (Friday 13, Jason, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc)
I’m near tears over here - moving to NYC has been my #1 priority for almost a year now. Currently working my ass off to make that happen by Dec. If I could, I would pack a bag and land in JFK in 6 hours.
haha! that’s literally how i moved to nyc, though. packed a bag, got on a plane, and found myself in an apartment an hour and a half later. i don’t suggest that, though, because i ended up in a less-than-ideal living situation with people who just weren’t the right fit for me as roommates, leaving me now, six months later, broke, in a shit ton of debt, hopping from couch to couch as i try and figure out a way to change the previous two.
BUT this is totally an awesome city. i will warn you about december; depending on the kind of job you’re looking for, you’ll be moving right around the ~slow season~ period. so, like, if you wanted to work in a restaurant? i’d totally hold off a bit longer and maybe move in like, february/march. things tend to get busy again around then, which means people are hiring, which makes the transition so much better.
other than that, man. welcome. new york has it’s own little brand of crazy that is just my kind. the only thing that i hate is the weather.
(and also craigslist)
I flew up one weekend, found an apartment, signed the lease, flew back home, flew up the next weekend, found roommates, made them sign sublets, then flew home. The following weekend I drove a uhaul up and moved in. It was sort of nuts.
If you’re moving to New York and need immediate employment, think outside the box. Sign up with every single promo company you can find online. Sign up with them before you move so your paperwork has gone through by the time you’re here. The work can suck and it involves talking to strangers but it can be fun. I mean who doesn’t like being given free stuff? Of course you could also be trying to pass out coupons and people tend to hate coupons. Regardless, it generally pays $10 an hour and up (aim for up.)
Sign up for catering companies. December is actually when it gets really busy for catering companies because everyone has office parties. They generally pay $16 an hour and up.
Temp agencies are also good.
Basically there are a lot of ways you can make money in New York that aren’t office jobs, but they require quite a bit of hussle on your part and an ability to be sociable since most of them are service industry jobs.
Good luck! You’ll love it here!
Is it a bad sign that whenever I have to wake up at 4am, I take a meletonin, a benedryl and a shot of goldschlogger? In like an hour, I’ll be fast asleep. It’ll be awesome. Also, I’m tipsy. I mean it’s a great combination of awesome. (Oh god I make horrible choices. Don’t emulate me children.)
I’m gonna miss White Collar and the Glee Project tonight. Boo. I hate waking up at 4am.