@lemur_niemer Aldi has gained some young person cred in the past few years, it seems, probably because of the Trader Joe's connection. When I was a kid there was definitely a stigma associated with it, at least by my parents, which is kinda ridiculous because their bank account was not exactly flush. So we never shopped there. I went there for the first time as a teenager to pick up a 100-count box of ice pops. I also bought a watermelon, but didn't eat it because I still had my parents' disdain for Aldi produce floating around my consciousness. Thought it may have been unfairly maligned over the years, I think Aldi has also gotten nicer as of late. Comparing the one I went to 15 years ago to some of the newer ones I've been in recently, they're cleaner, better stocked, and overall less depressing. And yes, those fancy kettle chips (salt + pepper) are delicious.
"Hello, is your refrigerator running?" "STOP PRANK CALLING ME, JOHNNY CASH!"
@franklina I'm into frugality to a degree, but I think I'll keep on throwing away my plastic meat trays.
@aetataureate Yeah, I totally get that terrible, mindless office jobs are terrible and mindless (believe me, I get it), but the part where she shits all over people who claim to like their jobs was off-putting. Maybe they do like their jobs, as unbelievable as it is to her. Maybe they're not in a position to up and quit, so they're pretending to like their jobs for sanity's sake. That does not necessarily mean they're fake or uncool, etc. When I quit my job - and I will, one of these days - I will write a letter like this for my own gratification, in which I detail everything I hate about my work, how it's mindless and pointless and utter bullshit, how certain people made me want to quit, etc. Then I will write a polite, restrained letter to give to HR, cause I ain't no fool.
@Bill Fostex Anche voi! Ciao ciao! >^..^<
@Bill Fostex Sì, egli è! Come una bella sciarpa di seta. Penso che lui e Mister Biscotto avrebbe un sacco di cui parlare.
@Bill Fostex Sì, lo lavo spesso. Mi lavo il piccolo troppo, ma questo è solo per divertimento.
Though I am a cat owner of 20+ years, I have learned quite a bit from Mr. Galaxy. First, I must admit that when I first watched My Cat From Hell I thought J.G. was some kind of Guy Fieri type (not helped by the "Cat Daddy" moniker) and was quick to write him off. But it’s obvious how much he LOVES cats, and so now I love him. I've tried a few of his suggestions with my own cats. They're not from hell, but I thought it would be cool to try to make the apartment more fun for them and try to communicate with them better. So I added some "vertical space" and a window seat. I also use the trick of letting the cat sniff the stem of your glasses when you say hi (the area behind your ears has a lot of your scent), and use the "slow blink" when I'm laying down with them or petting them to let them know everything's mellow. It's great. Sometimes they slow blink back at me.
Nothin, I got nothin. Oh, well I did finally have a lunch meeting with my mentor at work and she bought me an $18 salad. Cha-ching!