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Bread pudding and stuffing are good. Stale bread also makes better French toast than fresh bread, and works in meatloaf, panzanella, etc. No surrender! http://www.saveur.com/article/-/What-to-do-with-Stale-Bread http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/the-wonders-of-stale-bread/
I read somewhere that it takes about two weeks to adjust to how a new haircut looks, so that's usually how long I wait. If I still hate it after two weeks, I go back and ask them to fix it.
I went to the Container Store the other day and realized when I got home that they forgot to charge me for one of the five storage bins I bought; it didn't scan or something. I was not particularly inclined to carry it back to the store, so I kind of just chalked it up to it being their fault, and took comfort in the fact that pretty much all businesses have a cushion built in for shrinkage. When I needed more stuff I went back there (even though I found the same item elsewhere for less) and told them then. So, I probably wouldn't have bothered going back that night, but I would have another time when it made sense.
Your Spanish host mother basically made you homemade dehydration salts! If you want some that don't taste as disgusting, you can find them at REI/any outdoorsy type store or online.
I have one of the old Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock bags that I begged for as a Christmas present the year I graduated college. Six years later, it's been to four continents, dozens of countries, and occasions big and small, formal and casual, with me, every single day. I have a nice leather Longchamp that I got for job interviews and nice daytime things (because even I have to admit to myself that my beloved bag is not actually appropriate for every single thing anymore, beat up as it is) and a bunch of evening bags that I use as needed, but that was the best $300 ever spent on an accessory as far as I'm concerned. I don't know what I'll do when it really finally bites the dust; the base prices for the line are so much higher now, around $450, and they don't make the same one anymore! It stresses me out just thinking about it.
My parents had children quite late (mom was 38, dad was 35; 41/38 for my brother) and thus were already at the peak of their earning years. As the girl with the interest in clothing and shoes and jewelry, I spent a much bigger proportion of my allowance growing up. My brother spent barely any of his allowance growing up, as the only things he ever wanted were copious quantities of junk food (not allowed) and the occasional book/movie/video game. As adults, we're both equally good at managing our money, although he has a slightly larger nest egg (through the miracles of compound interest on all that unspent allowance) and much greater earning potential. We are the living, breathing example of what social scientists are always talking about when they discuss the benefits to your children of having them later.
This is by far my favorite post of yours yet. Even if you don't make your savings/moving goal, you're learning so many valuable skills--and I'm so excited about your business venture! Far too many people get all wrapped up with saving money and forget that finding ways to make more is an equally if not more important part of the equation.
@stuffisthings American food mags tend to spend that space on the per-serving nutritional information, but many budget cooking websites do that.
Max grew up in Westchester and went to Yale. I have no doubt that he knows plenty of rich people, and understands that they're individuals and plenty of them are likable. This isn't so much "down with the rich" as "Young Republicans are douchebags" which, I mean, they are.