Every restaurant, especially international ones, has at least one dish that's kind of crappy that nobody will actually order except the one guy who knows what he's doing or has a taste for that particular dish. We've all been a victim of this. We had Greek food last night and the wifing unit ordered the smelt, not realizing that it's one of those dishes. She basically got a plate of about two dozen really small fried fish. You know, it's okay, if that's what you want, but an entire dinner of it and only it can be a bit much. I remember one time when we went a Persian restaurant and everybody else ended up with some great dishes with like meat and sauce and vegetables and other awesome stuff and I ended up with a small log of meat on top of a pile of rice. The meat tasted good, but the whole thing was underwhelming. Etc etc.
Apparently somebody in our chess league died. Truly an American icon.
Work is going okay. Getting rid of a lot of the crappy aspects of the job, which is cool.
I am enjoying Early Retirement Extreme. He has a very systematic approach to philosophy of stuff and things. Not quite for me, but there is quite a lot of value in being exposed to radical ideas and reconsidering where you are in relation to them. For instance, I see that as one of the great values of the libertarian presence in American political discourse. I almost completely disagree with libertarians about everything, but I am generally quite supportive of having them around. Much better than having only ideologically similar but separated by class and demographics political parties.
I'm thinking about the future pending move. There are a lot of logistics to hammer out. I can wait a little bit, however, as I still don't know where I will be.
I'm just curious, but what is your average shower time? And what would you say qualifies as a short shower? A long shower? I think for me it's like 8, 5, and 10, but I might have to time this just to see - I could be way off. I'm asking because I saw conversation elsewhere where somebody was routinely taking 25 minute showers and a 10 minute shower was suggested as short. I may sometimes take a 25 minute shower, but only when I feel particularly wasteful and need to relax. It's a looong shower.
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