@Erica That sounds like a packed weekend! Hope you have Monday off to recover!
@Erica Thanks, the associated male doesn't know yet, but as he binge-watched Cosmos, I think it's a slam dunk. The Bay Area has many nerdy events and even homes! I found this one in Alameda and it took everything in me not to go and pretend to be able to afford it: https://www.redfin.com/CA/Alameda/1029-Broadway-94501/home/1932775
This year I saw that one of the local science museums/planetariums was having their monthly "Supper Club" on V-Day. So I booked us there. $130 total, includes dinner (and maybe a drink?), and then, most excitingly, a simulated mission to Mars where we have to work with others to avoid a "space calamity!" I'm pretty excited about nerding out-we normally don't go out for V-Day, but the stars aligned for this one!
On Fall Haul
@Miss Kitty Fantastico , Please share the website for ordering those boots!I can only have my boots re-soled/re-built so many times!
@Meaghano Right?! I envisioned a guy going "well at least I'll get the miles/points for it."
I read the article as well, and I agree that the "principle players" were very privileged people who really were not taking much of a risk personally. What I found interesting is how the CEO purposely was hiring people who were risk takers, the people that acted like founders, and that those people just moved. I am interested in a corporate culture trying to encourage risk-taking and ownership. It seems really hard for a large bureaucratic company to start doing that-and from what I took from the article, the CEO is specifically trying to encourage innovation and risk. Would be interesting to hear from less privileged employees if that is carried through "throughout the ranks".
I too am addicted to tea (I have a 2nd job at tea shop which nets me a discount on my addiction), and for me, variable temperature is important. I was about to pull the trigger on the Cuisinart pictured when my boyfriend asked me to wait. Turns out I was receiving the fancy Breville as a gift from some coworkers! I use it at least once a day during the week and multiple times on the weekends. Our office has the same kettle and it gets a serious work out. It's going strong after a year of being used at least 15 times per day. If I wasn't such a tea nut, I'd probably go back to the cheaper single temp kettles. Bodum makes a very small one that's great for older people with low hand strength or students in dorms.
@amyfrances When this happens, you let me know. I will move to where you open your business.
@LocalGirl Forgot to add that so far my booties from the Clarks Artisan collection are also wearing well and are super stylish!
@aproprose I love my Sudini boots, in the mid $100 range. I've had them for 3+ years and wear them all the time, summer, winter...The Bay Area weather lets that happen. I polish them myself, but I've had the soles replaced once and a zipper tab added once. I try to take care of them and do fixes early-should get several more years out of them. Purchased through Nordstroms. They also are great for those who have wide or narrow calves because the back is adjustable without wrinkling, as it is three pieces.