Egad. This is, unfortunately, relevant to my interests. It isn't just the 60-something set that has to think of this stuff. My ovaries are coming out next month and I'll be immediately in menopause at 42.
While I agree that most of that stuff is pointless and just really nerdfun at this point, my nerdy husband designed my engagement ring and had it 3D printed. It is awesome, personal, and sooooo much less expensive than it would have been to buy something from the jewelry store.
I'm a big fan of slow cooking large batches of things and freezing them for later lunches, and usually by lunch time they'd be thawed out and easy to nuke at work. The thing to do is get a rotation going so you've got a variety of things in the freezer so you're not eating 13 servings of the same soup in a row. We keep the pint size containers that come with Indian takeout and freeze things in them (but reheat them in glass/ceramics). When I had an office I kept a bowl, a fork, and a spoon that I would just wash. I had a chicken version of this for lunch today: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/02/original-taco-soup-crockpot-recipe.html Pro-tip: If you want to try this with something that you'd put over rice, put the curry/stew/whatever in the bottom of the bowl and then the rice on top. So when you invert it in your bowl the meal is right side up. I might be a little bit obsessive.
@Lily Hudson@facebook Agree, it would make a good series. My dad was an astrophysicist and head of his department at a major university. My mom got her first job ever when I was the 4th grade and was out-earning him within a couple of years. I learned a lot about relationship dynamics and office/academic politics watching them.
KeePass or KeePassX (for Mac)! I literally have no clue what my passwords are for anything on the web except my master KeePass, email account, facebook, and a couple of sites where I comment regularly. Everything else is randomly generated and encrypted. I keep the KeePassX file in dropbox so I can access it from anywhere, and it's got a cool feature where you can copy and paste your username and password from the entry list in KeePass, which means if you're in public, or on wifi you don't trust, or a computer you don't trust, you never actually have to type your user/password combo into the machine, which saves you from keyloggers, spying eyes, that sort of thing. I keep all my wrong hints in there as well.
Yup. When I got cancer and had to radically change my diet, I bought a VitaMix. No regrets. I use it every day, at least once. If you're serious about cooking, spending the cash on the right tools is a great investment. If they work well and are built well, they will last forever. I'm still using my grandmother's 1968 KitchenAid (we have rebuilt the motor once, still works good as new (theoretically, I was born in '71, and can't be sure)), and I have a 15 year old Cuisinart that was worth every penny, even if I only haul it out once a month or so. Le Cresuet and good copper core stainless pans will last a lifetime if you take care of them right, and improve the quality of your food and cooking experience.
False advertising in a product is one thing, but if you presented this to most food snobs as "nose to tail" they'd be slobbering all over themselves to try it. We're appalled because it's poor people food.
Home office - old futon style chair with ottoman, keyboard on a lapdesk in lap, macbook pro on an old hospital bed table to keep the screen at the right height for my neck. Trackpad on the right arm of the chair. If I go to the office office, same macbook pro on a conference room table. Uncomfortable chair.
@muggles This happened to me too.
@swirrlygrrl I don't know what they are using, but I like Duolingo.