My (hypothetical) children are doomed. My favorite way to navigate grocery stores involves wandering among the aisles while dreaming up various culinary delights. I’m also great at making lists and then completely ignoring them once I get to the store.
What blows my mind more is how you can have the smarts to save a decent sum of cash, but still be dumb enough to just fork it over to a stranger.
That’s essentially the point of RHONY now.
I felt that way until I started paying $9/gallon for locally produced milk and you can be damn sure I use every last drop.
I like this idea, but a can of cheap Folgers takes up the same amount of space as a second spice grinder (at least compared to the tiny Mr.Coffee grinder we use). What I’ve found works great for cleaning out the grinder, though, is to toss in a few small pieces of soft bread and grind those for a 30 seconds or so. All… Read more
I have to thank my partner for being the voice of reason with smart home purchases. Every time I bring up getting a device that’s the newer/cheaper/faster version of something, his first question is if it’s made by one of the 2 companies we’ve already bought tech from. If it’s not, he instantly says no and reminds me… Read more
Same outcome, but different path. As a small child I was an idiot that would lie about the stupidest things (like saying I didn’t eat a piece of cake while being covered in icing). Consequently I had a reputation as a bad liar and eventually stopped trying. So when I figured out the key to lying as a teenager, I was… Read more
My main issue with getting an air fryer is that I live in a tiny city apartment with limited kitchen storage. My counters already have a microwave, coffee pot, coffee grinder, electric kettle and a stand mixer, so I don’t really have the space for yet another appliance. I rarely use the microwave though and really… Read more
I was introduced to Indomie noodles by the Asian students at my boarding school who would receive boxes of noodles from their parents and then sell them overnight as study snacks to the kids pulling all-nighters. Would easily make 60 quid on a $10 box of noodles and it was more ethical (and healthier) than the Russian… Read more
What if you’ve gone full hipster and are using a 1950's soda syphon to make your own seltzer? This entire time I’ve been worried about the syphon catastrophically exploding, but apparently I need to be more worried about it slowly poisoning me?
I took ALCAR for a few months while going through some major imposter syndrome in grad school. I found it to be somewhat helpful at first, but once I started cognitive behavioral therapy the effects started being less pronounced. I’m now of the opinion that it was all a placebo effect due to my mental health at the… Read more
That’s been part of my logic, too. I also figure that if Google wants to develop products that make my life easier, might as well give them access to as much random data so I can take full advantage of their offerings. I’m just waiting for an app that can look ahead at my schedule and pre-order a pizza for the day I’m … Read more
Thanks for clarifying the science behind mustard! The powdered form has been one of those spices that I rely on in a pinch if whatever I’m cooking is lacking that special *something*, but I’ll definitely be incorporating this info into my recipe development toolkit.
I also grew up in the burbs and totally get that it’s a matter of finding a balance between competing interests. I think in our situation we just realized that we really love where we live and that we significantly value location over space. When/if we have kids (emphasis on the “if” as we’re both cis-male, so having… Read more
The problem with this plan is that we have no family nearby and where our families live, job prospects in our fields are bleak or non-existent. We’re also both wildly happy with our jobs and have a great life all things considered. We just can’t afford the $150-200k down payment required for homes in our neighborhood.
My partner and I did a test-run of the suburban life this past weekend and quickly realized it was not for us. There’s no point in moving into a larger space if you’re going to spend 2-3 hours less at home each day because of the commute. I’ll keep my tiny apartment if it means we don’t need to own a car and can both… Read more