@apples and oranges I guess I just meant that I thought it was an appropriate thing to call people out on, since many of the people who live in Clarendon stick close to home, avoiding the diversity of the greater DC region. I also probably project the three finance bros I worked with who lived there onto the whole population.
Curious, why didn't you like the green line joke? My impression of the people I knew who lived in Clarendon is that they definitely stayed in the Ballston - Metro Center bubble, with plenty of Georgetown in between. They also took a lot of taxis.
@theballgirl This is what my boyfriend and I have done. We talked about it, and plan to get married as soon as we feel like dealing with a wedding. No proposal, no engagement ring. We are actually already domestic partners for benefits purposes. It works well for us, it is more equal. No one person asking, one person waiting, one person with an engagement ring. No judgement on people who adore those things- I am all for doing what works best for you.
@Aequorea Victoria It is strange that the woman's request is seen as an ultimadem, when it really is the exact same thing as a proposal - if only a bit more respectful since there is no need to decide in the moment or in public.
@cryptolect Pomegranate Molasses is basically a condensed and slightly sweetened pomegranate juice, so not very similar in taste to regular molasses. If you have a few hours, I have actually made my own before. 4 Cups juice, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, simmer for around an hour until it gets syrup-y.
@cryptolect It is a recipe from "Super Natural Everyday," You cube the tempeh, eggplant, and sweet potato and toss with lemon zest. Then you make a glaze of sorts: smashed garlic w/ salt, red pepper flakes, 1/3 Cup of pomegranate molasses and 1/3 cup olive oil and toss with the tempeh/veg (reserving a bit for the end), roast at 350 for about an hour, checking/ stirring occasionally until the veg starts to caramelize. The eggplant really soaks up the glaze and is fantastic.. I think last night I actually roasted it at 425, but my oven seems to run cooler.
As a vegetarian, this is basically all of my meals. Last night :roasted tempeh, sweet potatoes, and eggplant, served over rice with a bit of feta and cilantro.
@polka dots vs stripes I prefer email because I can go back and reference what someone told me. I work at a large university and deal with so many different departments and procedures, it really helps to be able to forward emails and say "Well so and so approved completing XYZ with this documentation on this date ect." I don't mind being on the phone, I just find it so much more useful to email. That said, I do call people back if they specifically leave me a voice mail.
While restocking an almost empty fridge, I took one look and was like "Wow we should really clean all the shelves in here" my boyfriend said "that sounds like a winter task" And then we just loaded it up with food again.
In college I had a classmate who was hit by a car in a traffic circle just off campus, while she was in a crosswalk. I don't know all the details except she had very prolonged joint pain afterwards, in her knees. She didn't think it was that bad right after it happened, but she ended up needing braces for each knee and some rehabilitation.