or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › things that are making you happy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

things that are making you happy - Page 2123

post #31831 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

A friend of mine's salary is based on 35 hours. He even gets straight time to work 40 hours and time and a half for time after that. He still only works 35 hours, which I think is mind boggling.

I get paid time and a half after 40 hrs. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #31832 of 44630
I'd work 100 hour weeks. I'm glad you don't though, you know, me being a NY state taxpayer and everything.
post #31833 of 44630
Just got my Filson canvas briefcase in the mail. It's as handsome as the pics and feels indestructible. Well worth the money. I might go back and order a duffle bag for travel.
post #31834 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Just got my Filson canvas briefcase in the mail. It's as handsome as the pics and feels indestructible. Well worth the money. I might go back and order a duffle bag for travel.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Someone's been on a spending kick lately!

laugh.gif
post #31835 of 44630
Well I hit a quarter of my annual income goal in the last 45 days, so I decided it was time to upgrade a few things
post #31836 of 44630
Filson is great, I love my Filson 257. Definitely one of those things that wears *in* rather than *out*--only gets better with age.
post #31837 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So easy to be snarky here but I'll refrain and just say this comment is without merit based on my personal experience.

 

Worth it is the key statement. I'm not saying that the food isn't superior but the usually small portions and price make it not worth it.

 

I'm also a Sicilian blooded pleb at heart too. Sit me down at the nearest pizza place with a dining room with a bottle of wine and sausage rigatoni and I'll be happy.

post #31838 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Worth it is the key statement. I'm not saying that the food isn't superior but the usually small portions and price make it not worth it.

I find it hard to tie the portion size to "worth it." I mean, if that's your main concern, the $9.99 all-you-can-eat is "worth it."

Ninja:
Quote:
I'm also a Sicilian blooded pleb at heart too. Sit me down at the nearest pizza place with a dining room with a bottle of wine and sausage rigatoni and I'll be happy.

I really do not compare the local Italian joint with a place like the restaurants we're talking about here. It's like the difference between talking about your yard work clothes and the new suit you just had made for yourself. They're both "clothes" but really not comparable.
post #31839 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I find it hard to tie the portion size to "worth it." I mean, if that's your main concern, the $9.99 all-you-can-eat is "worth it."

Ninja:
I really do not compare the local Italian joint with a place like the restaurants we're talking about here. It's like the difference between talking about your yard work clothes and the new suit you just had made for yourself. They're both "clothes" but really not comparable.

 

Obviously there is an intersection of portion size, price and quality that is perfect for everyone. It's all dinner my friend.

post #31840 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Obviously there is an intersection of portion size, price and quality that is perfect for everyone. It's all dinner my friend.

Well, it's all feces waiting to happen too...

Each to his own but I just do not find any formulation you've tossed out yet to hold merit. I think the "a place is usually way less self-conscious and more comfortable" is more a you thing than any individual restaurant thing. That's fine but I just disagree with it. I've been in plenty of places in the range you're talking where staff were super self-conscious...and usually screwing everything up. Some of the best, most casually elegant service I've ever encountered, were in expensive places and I do not think this was by chance.
post #31841 of 44630

I probably haven't been to enough. Growing up in the burbs is bad for the palette.

post #31842 of 44630
I much prefer places with superbly executed $15-25 appetizers and snacks than places with $250 tasting menus. Lately, my "special occasion" dinners have been reflected this.
Edited by gomestar - 5/16/13 at 2:02pm
post #31843 of 44630

Just bought a Glaser Designs 5" Deal Bag in Chestnut, has made me very happy.  

 

I took a long time in deciding on a new briefcase, this is my first *really* nice one, will probably be the last one I ever purchase.

post #31844 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I much prefer places with superbly executed $15-25 appetizers and snacks than places with $250 tasting menus. Lately, my "special occasion" dinner have reflected this.

Agreed.
post #31845 of 44630
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I much prefer places with superbly executed $15-25 appetizers and snacks than places with $250 tasting menus. Lately, my "special occasion" dinner have reflected this.

I was just talking to my wife about this. I'm kinda over big, technically-perfect tasting menus. It just all starts to blend together. I appreciate them, I am glad I've done the ones I have, but I don't really feel the need to do a bunch more.

Now, I do not like small plates, so I'll disagree there. But I'm getting to the place where I'd much rather have 2-3 well-executed courses at a neighborhood type place than a dazzle of 15 plates of technical perfection.

Related, the wife and I went to Battersby and had the full tasting menu this week and were not impressed. The food was great, but it was trying to be something that it was not, and honestly, I don't think I'd go back--especially given how difficult it is to get in there and how the service just doesn't seem to give a shit.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Chat
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › things that are making you happy