By: Revanche

Just a little (link) love: Boo Delta airline edition

February 8, 2018

Please vote for my post (Father) on Rockstar Rumble, live today and tomorrow (Friday). The link still works, I don’t know why the blog likes to strike through links occasionally!

I loved Solitary Diner’s thoughts on being rich.

Kathleen’s moving to Arizona and says some quite true things about kids. We’ve gotten past some of those hurdles by having family visit and adjusting our expectations, and PiC works out of the home so we don’t feel trapped. But it’s true that without a supporting cast, it’s hard having kids.

PIGS, man.

Fighting with a sibling – did you ever get past this bad habit with your sibling(s), if you had it in the first place? You know I never did.

Silicon Valley is so gross.

I am always thinking about ways to teach JB good money habits and self control. We might give this one a try when ze is older.

Keep Thrifty’s Chris didn’t replace their pizza cutter. We work on not having specialized tools in the kitchen too but we recently added a food processor and it was sheer heaven when preparing a veggie heavy meatloaf and my Hainan chicken recipe. So much time and energy saved! Two thumbs up on that.

I still like Cloud’s post on worries about assimilation.


12 Responses to “Just a little (link) love: Boo Delta airline edition”

  1. I have to say, I think our pizza cutter is very much worth the space it takes (in our “funny shaped kitchen stuff” drawer).
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    • Revanche says:

      Which one do you use? I wanted one but it seems bad for my hands. The good kitchen shears are better for me. Also I kind of want an ice cream scoop.

      • I don’t even know– DH brought it to the marriage, so it must be more than 18 years old (he only knew how to make two things in college– bread and pizza). It is worth it to me to not burn my fingers on hot cheese or tomato sauce (with a knife I always have to keep the pizza from moving with my left hand– I can generally use the cutter one-handed). I think we did without one in Paradise for the year but it was nice to come back home to it.
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  2. I think any specialized tool you use regularly is probably fine. It’s the specialized tools that you don’t use that are a problem. That said, I have a large stock pot that only gets used when I make a ham, and I’m not getting rid of it. On the other hand, I refuse to buy a Kindle, because the Kindle app works just fine on my iPhone and iPad.

    I think you need to address sibling bickering, but not fixate on it. It’s a long process, and many kids take a long time to learn it. My brother and I fought all the time as kids, and then as adults we traveled together and he was my maid of honor and I was his best man. Obviously it doesn’t always play out that way, but it actually DOES play out that way a lot of the time.

    Silicon Valley. Ew. Stories like this are why sometimes it’s hard to believe that society will change.

    • Revanche says:

      Yep, good point! I think that’s pretty much how I’m looking at it – if I’m using the food processor frequently and it’s saving more than costing me energy than it’s a net good.

      I’ve been doing the same with the Kindle except my hands are aching when I hold my iPhone too long, too. The Kindle may be lighter so perhaps worth it later on.

      Sibling bickering – we were all out warring as kids so I’m sure that had something to do with how we did not end up getting along down the road.

      SV – UGH yes.

      • And that’s another factor–there may be features that make a specialized device worth having. I have a cousin who pointed out that while she gets why people thought the pre-packaged oranges at Whole Foods were ridiculous, she could now actually eat an orange even though she’s not physically able to peel one.

  3. Cindy in the South says:

    The Silicon Valley story is the same old, same old story…..only the players have changed. In the deep South (I am almost 58) it used to be the politicians, doctors, and lawyers. I am a female lawyer and have practiced for 30 years, in two different states in the deep South. I never will forget being 28 years old, a young mom of two kids, and having a 70 plus year old judge chase me around the table. Yea, I complained to the main office. No one cared. I am disgusted that this is still happening, and even more disgusted women are suffering in their careers. I have suffered in mine when I would not “play ball”….ugh

    • Revanche says:

      Sigh, I suspected as much. This is why I get so grumpy and downright mean when men are gross.

      I had a similar experience with a boss in my early 20s, leering and making passes at us and it was disgusting. It’s unacceptable that this keeps happening.

  4. Thanks for including me! I definitely understand the food processor – if you know how to use it and you use it regularly, go to town!

  5. Jess says:

    My brother and I fought as kids a lot and were never friends; I can’t remember ever playing with him. We had very different interests and personalities. Now, we coexist fine and roll our eyes at each other a lot. Oddly, we do now both work in politics but he’s a Republican so….yea. We live on opposite coasts and only see each other about once a year, which helps. We will text occasionally but never call and have long chats, or anything. I think he inherited some of my dad’s bad traits, personality-wise, which doesn’t help.

    I wish I had a warmer and closer relationship with him in theory but to be honest, if he weren’t my brother, we’d probably never be friends.

  6. Mary says:

    I have multiple siblings. We fought a lot in various configurations growing up, but as adults, we mostly have something of a clan mentality. We don’t see each other often (we live in different states), but we know that we have each other’s backs if any of us needed it.

    I’d say that the two who have the most drama between each other as adults are my brothers. One just gets really irritated by the other. But they can band together for the sake of family need.

  7. We use kitchen scissors to cut pizza. And a spoon to scoop ice cream. It took me a while to weed things out from our wedding shower, but I’m glad we did. Growing up, we never really had specialized anything in the kitchen. Love your roundups!

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