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Old 04-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #42701
 
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And this! This has to be posted, because, wow!

STFU, Parents

David's response it about right, even though the end was cut off.

I don't have kids, my life has no meaning.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #42702
 
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It's cucumbers, shaved fennel, peas, grape tomatoes, red onions, arugula (heh, or rocket as you would say), dill, chervil, lemon zest, and salmon. If you have asparagus, it's a great choice for this type of salad as well.

Salmon I poached in well-salted (it needs to be salty so the salmon is seasoned enough) water with some thyme sprigs and garlic cloves. Just bring that to a boil, put the salmon in, and shut off the heat. Leave it a bit until the salmon is cooked to your liking. You can of course roast or grill the salmon as well, but I like how moist poaching leaves it and the flavor is nice and clean, plus it cooks very fast.
I used the still-hot liquid to toss the peas in there since they were frozen.
Then just dressed with lemon juice and olive oil (and of course, salt and pepper) to taste.
It's really refreshing and delicious! Everyone really loved it (even if some people at work just want everything deep-fried, sigh).

Next time we have salmon I might do an Asian-inspired version.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:16 AM   #42703
 
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And this! This has to be posted, because, wow!

STFU, Parents

David's response it about right, even though the end was cut off.

I don't have kids, my life has no meaning.
Such parasites we are, contributing nothing to society with our unproductive uteri!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #42704
 
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I had no understanding of it, but sadly the owner/chef, a very nice man who moved here from PA, left too many decisions up to the manager (meals being one, and paying for them seems to be common here). This ended up being a fatal error in judgement.

He bought the most historical house in town. One of the few original houses remaining on the main strip. It's a beautiful 2 story farm house. He set up an amazing herb garden and green house out back, remodeled the inside separating it into 5 different dining rooms (upstairs and downstairs) and a fantastic bar area. As I said before the menu was wonderful, and a big hit with tourists and locals alike.

Unfortunately his manager had a horrific attitude toward the staff. They were always polite, did their job extremely well, and along with the food were a large reason why customers returned. If the manager heard one of them say, "Y'all have a nice day", he would go ballistic! I understood the aesthetic reasoning of this, but these were ladies who worked in local diners. It was a hard habit to break and they were working on it. His mistake was screaming at them, in front of customers. Word of this quickly spread. After the leaves fall, the tourists go home... It was shut down by November.

It turned out the manager was embezzling money, as well. All around bad day. It was sad and I do miss the owner and food. One can only eat Bogarts so many times before saying, "My life sucks".
Wow, yelling in front of customers! Not surprising that the lack of professionalism went deeper and into outright theft.
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Honestly, very little. To raise a great family, or a healthy one, or whatever, definitely. But I can’t be the only one that ever saw a parent with a kid wearing filthy clothes too big and/or too small, hair unbrushed, no school supplies, rotting teeth, and zero basic social skills. I know people that put less effort into their kids they do their dogs–and most of those kids survive. They even become doctors and lawyers despite their neglect or even outright abuse. A friend of mine? Her parents used to pass out drunk in the living room around 5pm, so she would feed, diaper, and put to bed her 3 siblings. She grew up to be a nurse in spite of the fact her parents are ****ty drunk neglectful tools. Or maybe because of it.

Sure, if every parent in the world stopped doing their thing, it would probably be bad. You know what else would be horrifically bad? If ever person in the world stopped pooping in the toilet and started pooping in the streets. That would actually be worse faster, and kill me sooner. But we don’t talk about how not pooping in the drinking water is the most IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY IN THE WORLD, despite people all over the world, do, in fact, accidentally poop in the water and then people die. Not dumping **** in the streets is really one of the greatest brainchildren of modern civilization.

Being a halfway decent parent is work, and it’s challenging work. And it’s valuable work. But you are not the most important person in the world, you are not doing the hardest job in the world, and convincing yourself that you are is just silly. I mean, I’m not going to stop anyone who wants to say that, but they do look like a bit of a silly tit talking about how the fate of the ENTIRE WORLD rests on how s/he raises little Johnny. Little Johnny could vanish from the face of the world and it would keep on turnin’. That’s kind of the definition of, “not most important job/thing/person in the world”.
See, I agree and disagree with this.
I absolutely agree that on an individual level, there are plenty of productive things to do other than have children, and even when you do have them, you may also do other important and meaningful things.

But I disagree that there isn't significant societal importance to raising children. On the level of an individual family, I believe that it is true that to *your* children, your parenting is irreplaceable. You may be replaceable at work, in volunteer activities, even as a spouse, but your children will always feel the loss of not having an active and present parent in some form (I'm not saying that means not working outside the home or anything like that, but having significant emotional involvement in your childrens' lives.)

On the societal level, I think raising children to be productive citizens is extremely important. I'm not saying other things, like hygiene etc. aren't as well, but raising kids well is up there. However, I don't think this is only a parents' job. It requires the cooperation of many others - health care workers, teachers, those in the justice system, social welfare system, etc. etc. etc. not to mention extended families and communities. You do not have to have your own kids to be part of raising the next generation. While parents may have the bulk of the work, they also require support. And the less they do the job, the more need there is for others to step up. There is a social good in this - it isn't just some sentimental way for individuals to feel superior. And even the issue of hygiene is most important for kids as they are the most vulnerable to disease, so ensuring safe water etc. is a way of protecting the next generation.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #42706
 
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And this! This has to be posted, because, wow!

STFU, Parents

David's response it about right, even though the end was cut off.

I don't have kids, my life has no meaning.
Such parasites we are, contributing nothing to society with our unproductive uteri!
Just hanging out in starbucks and staying bed all day, we should ashamed of ourselves.

And thanks for the instructions for the salad
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This is in relation to people arguing that parenting is "The Most Important Job in the World", which, groan.
It's from this article, which I love for the points about how men who say it aren't willing to do it themselves, and many other great ones. The discussion has a lot of really great quotes.

http://www.feministe.us/blog/archive...moms-and-work/
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They just locked down our building (armed gunman on the loose).
Not that I'm all that safe even with the doors locked. I sit in front of wall to wall windows right on the street. So I'm keeping an eye out.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #42709
 
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Oh wow, Jeep, that's scary. I hope they get to this guy soon.
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They just locked down our building (armed gunman on the loose).
Not that I'm all that safe even with the doors locked. I sit in front of wall to wall windows right on the street. So I'm keeping an eye out.
Keep an eye out, keep calm, and most importantly stay as safe as you can! Do you have other people in the office with you?
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They just locked down our building (armed gunman on the loose).
Not that I'm all that safe even with the doors locked. I sit in front of wall to wall windows right on the street. So I'm keeping an eye out.
Holy moly! You're in my thoughts! Please stay safe!
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They just locked down our building (armed gunman on the loose).
Not that I'm all that safe even with the doors locked. I sit in front of wall to wall windows right on the street. So I'm keeping an eye out.
Holy moly! You're in my thoughts! Please stay safe!

Stay safe, Jeep. Hide under the desk!
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jeepy, don't you have a file room or something away from the windows?
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Dear Anyone-who-eats-in-restaurants:

Please don't stack your plates for the waitress. There is a "method to the madness" when we clear your table. I can clear a table of 8 plates quite efficiently, if left to my own devices.

It is my job to ensure you have a pleasurable, relaxing evening, devoid of cooking and cleaning. Allow me to provide those services to you.

And if you feel the uncontrollable urge to stack plates, please, please, please do not put the plate with the left over rib bones on the bottom of the stack!


(A table stacked their plates, and then as a guest was trying to hand the stack to me, the rib bones rolled and the stack went flying, shattering all over my feet. I know the intentions were good, but...)

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jeepy, don't you have a file room or something away from the windows?
If she does this would be prime, but if not someone needs to keep their eyes and ears open. Never standing in plain sight mind you, but it's important to be aware.

Jeep, if you hear/see anything call 911. It's important to let them know what section of the building he might be in. I don't care if it's just foot steps... Call.
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Oh, wow, Jeepy!
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I am kind of loving this new series Once Upon a Time. I wasn't sure at first but now I'm addicted!
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This is in relation to people arguing that parenting is "The Most Important Job in the World", which, groan.
It's from this article, which I love for the points about how men who say it aren't willing to do it themselves, and many other great ones. The discussion has a lot of really great quotes.

A few thoughts on Hilary Rosen, moms and work
That's a really great article! I'm saving that one!
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aha! a partial explanation for how the whack job attracted so many women - his favourite book as listed on his FaceBook profile is How to Win Friends & Influence People.

scary thought....
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My dog has the best. vet. EVER.

I wonder if she'd be willing to relocate when it comes time for us to move in 3 years....
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