For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in student loans than what we were paying for our mortgage. So we know what this is about.
And we were lucky to land good jobs with a steady income. But we only finished paying off our student loans—check this out, all right, I’m the President of the United States—we only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago.
Posted on Tuesday, 24 April
—President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama)
When Obama was nominated, he got a lot of criticism for not having military experience. I think it’s more pertinent that he had the experience of not growing up wealthy and privileged in America. How can someone who’s never had to worry about money or loans create a fair policy about them? -Jess
Posted on Tuesday, 13 March
What I love about Studio Ghibli films is that, in most of them, the love shared between two characters isn’t showy, passionate, or exaggerated. Most of the love interests don’t even kiss, let alone voice their love for each other. It’s beautiful to me, how simple and innocent young love is portrayed in Ghibli films.
Posted on Sunday, 29 January
Lisbeth. January 28th, 2012.
CAN’T STOP DRAWING HER. I’m halfway through the second book and its murdering my desire to study for my upcoming midterm. Aghhh.
Posted on Wednesday, 25 January
She’s Different. January 20th, 2012.
I’ve been drawing her nonstop as of late, and I am halfway through the second book.
I am obsessed. Just plain as that. And I was practically drooling over the new movie.
Which I guess I am plugging now: it is so. utterly. worth it.
But I hope you have a good stomach for dark subject matter.