Re: underpaid/overscheduled: this is so true, which is why I often go as "myself" for Halloween. Also, I don't want to hear the awesome costume concept my friends would like me to make for them because they think it'd be a fun project for me to do for free. PS AWESOME ARTICLE!!
@TheDilettantista "I hate Disneyland. It primes kids for Las Vegas." - Tom Waits
I know a lot of small business owners and most of them are working on surprisingly razor-thin margins, especially when they're just starting out. I always use cash at these places when possible.
Here in the SF bay area, wine is a ripoff - they want $9 for a pedestrian chardonnay I can get for $12 a bottle at BevMo.Even a $10 Moscow Mule is a better deal.
@Katni That sounds like being a bar investor, not so much a bar owner.
@lemonadefish "My dream is to never own a small business." This is also my dream. In the several times I've struck out on my own, the amount of work I had to do to earn every dollar was so much more than the work I would do paper-pushing for someone else that I realized it wasn't for me. I like free time and paid vacations too much.
Actually, orange is a friendly and team-oriented color associated with fun and physical activity (which is probably why it's a no-go for many corporate jobs). Orange is a great accent color for customer-service related positions. (See logos for: Nickelodeon, Home Depot)
I dunno, it's pretty easy to get blackballed in the IT industry. I think the LW has a concern.
@Penelope Pine I know you're talking about take-out, but you remind me of an issue I have with the foodie comfort food prosumer cooking set - how can people eat like that every day and not gain a ton of weight? If you're making a wild mushroom risotto with butter for everyday eating, you're taking in 1000 calories for dinner alone! I'll try something Smitten-Kitcheny on the weekends with friends, but during the week I'm strictly a clean eater.
@Katni "I decided this morning that we'll be having BLT's and canned tomato soup for dinner tonight because I am out of creativity, patience, and fucks to give this week" My mother is an amazing cook and the meal you describe here is basically what we ate 200 days out of the year growing up.