@echolikebells I went to school when it hit -61 C here (with windchill), but that was mostly just to say I did. I grew up in this weather and dress appropriately, so it's manageable. Oddly enough this doesn't feature prominently on our tourism brochures. And the Christmas Cats TV is helping immensely with the crabbiness.
@echolikebells it was -41 with the windchill here this morning. I don't have to put the scale since -41 is the same in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Still had to get out of bed and go to work. Related: I am crabby.
Unpack? Hang clothes? Use the desk?? I have been doing hotels wrong, it seems. I don't even unpack at my relatives' houses. I feel like I've discovered forks after spending a third of my life eating with my fingers.
@snowe +1 I also did this. I'm also not a sample size but I went to a small boutique that brought in the median North American dress size for samples. $1000+ dress for $500.
If you get a KA, and you want to make whole wheat or grain bread, get the most powerful one you can afford. The entry level model doesn't have enough juice to knead anything more than 60% whole wheat (even that can be iffy). If you do have a WW bread recipe you have made successfully in the base Kitchen Aid let me know.
Where I live, 'where are you from' is a subtle way to find out if you know people in common (or are distantly related). Unless they are patently not of the same race as you. Then...it's just racist.
I carry Matt and Nat bags (I buy on sale, rarely full price) and I like them, they're reasonably well made without being too expensive. Also I don't have to worry about them getting wet, or treat them regularly aside from a wipe-down. I do like how leather wears in though, and looks better as it gets older, if it's well made and you take care of it. Plastic doesn't age well. Having read a bunch of the stories about tanneries etc. lately though, I'm struggling with the decision to purchase and wear it. I'd pay more for a responsible, ethical product.
@Caitlin with a C Phantom all the way. Also the Neverending Story (I didn't watch the movie) and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
From one angle, I agree with this - the reusing of an older vehicle is more environmentally and fiscally responsible, generally speaking. On the other hand, I can't help but feel that the desire to catalogue reasons for purchasing vehicle, naming the vehicle, and deriving an alternative status from the vehicle doesn't indicate that the writer is opting out of materialism entirely. But then I suppose the author wouldn't be driven to write such a lyrical piece on an unsung workhorse.
@jquick Well, twins are sort of a two-for-one deal.