I got to fly first class for the first time using points this holiday weekend and while service and the extra room was great, I felt extremely self-conscious and like they knew I didn't belong, going so far as avoiding looking at the boarding economy passengers so as to not stare my guilt in the face. I haven't abandoned you! This was just the only seat left!
@sea ermine I didn't care much for Aldi or Lidl. Netto, however, was my jam.
@pearl Look! You can get it for less than $100 on Overstock: http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=cuisinart+convection+toaster+oven&SearchType=Header !! I am obsessed with this thing.
@CubeRootOfPi I love love love my Cuisinart convection toaster oven – like this one: http://amzn.com/B000PYF768 , with the front panel buttons but mine’s an older model. I use it for everything – we don’t even have a microwave. You can probably get an older, refurbished one on Amazon too, I actually got mine off Craigslist. It’s the best.
I'm sorry but we need to see a picture of Louie. I imagine him as a jaunty Jack Russell terrier with a little newsboy cap.
I am a fan of the Pilot Precise GRIP in black, extra fine. Feels a little heftier to me. I have, however, started ordering fancier pens out of curiosity, the Lamy Safari and Kaweco Sport Rollerball. They're refillable at least!
I once helped a friend move in Berlin which involved taking a twin mattress onto the tram/trolley thing. Not as bad as I expected! I'm sure other passengers were annoyed though.
@kellyography I think they do something like this at Ralphs (Kroger stores too maybe?). I was balking at paying $6 for some like vanilla beans or something and they rang up as $8 and I questioned it, and they gave it to me for free. Yay!
@Bill Fostex I lived with an old German man once too! When I'd eat dinner, he'd say "Pasta, wieder mal? Immer Pasta!" (Pasta, again? Always pasta!) He had very specific rules about what could go in the fridge and which oil to use and which pan to use for fried eggs.
The US is way late to the reserved seating game. All of the theaters, except the small independent ones,I've been to abroad (Berlin, Stockholm, Seoul) have had reserved seating. The movie theater in Berlin even had like a loveseat (two normal seats connected with the middle armrest taken out). It was nice!