Those are two things I have never correlated and now I desperately want to see someone do that production onstage. Or in a film. Though I haven't studied the full Trojan war in a while, so it may be Problematic for other reasons.
This is why I am going to miss the Toast, right here.
Ok, I know Lucky a little in real life (haven't seen him in a few years since I moved, but he's good friends with good friends of mine) and I had no idea he was on Archer. Nifty and weird.
The only acceptable flavored water was the original version of Glaceau Fruitwater, which was just light fruit flavoring and no sweetener. Once they yanked it in favor of a sparkling sweetened version, I noped out.
I spent many many years driving Subarus and loved them. The only reason I decided not to get one when I got my new car back in September was that I just didn't need that big a car anymore (which is why I now have a Mini). But if things ever change, I'd absolutely get a Subaru again.
I was just diagnosed with that a couple of months ago, after spending many decades on this earth without any such reaction (aside from burning, which my skin does more easily than I would like) and I haaaate it.
I loved A Suitable Boy, and The Golden Gate leaves me in awe, but I never really got into his other books. That said, if A Suitable Girl is ever actually finished and published, I will be on it like a shot.
Apple IIe and Apple IIGS owner here! The two games I spent hours on were Space Eggs (a Space Invaders-type game) and David's Midnight Magic, which was pinball. I racked up seriously high scores on both of those.
I also solved the international Carmen Sandiego, but never really got into the US version.
My experience is a little out of date (I was there almost two decades ago), but chiming in to agree that it's doable. I was lucky in that my cousin and her best friend needed a roommate right when I was beginning to think about moving, so I never had to search for a place, but I did theater while temping at a series of office jobs all over Manhattan and managed to make it work. I didn't save anything, but I made ends meet. You can do it!
The ending is much happier than the beginning! Anne is clearly going to be much happier with Henrik than with Fredrik, Fredrik is going to be much happier with Desiree (and vice versa), plus they're going to dote on Fredrika like crazy, and the Countess got her husband to stop ignoring her and treat her like she deserves. (He's still an asshole, but that's a given.) Also, Petra got some with the footman.
Make sure you read the Harriet books in order, but aside from that, it doesn't matter too much. I personally started with Strong Poison and followed it up with The Nine Tailors, both of which were excellent introductions.