The Fork Dip Trip by Nutrionella
Does everyone know the fork dip trip except for me? Where instead of dousing your salad in dressing you dip your fork in the dressing and then spear your salad?
Let me tell you, it is currently changing my life. I read this a few days ago on my lovely friend Elle’s blog and tonight during Day 1 of Summer Busy Season eating my tiny “small bite” salad from CPK (because CPK makes nothing healthy so I had to make do) it was time to put it to the test. Results? I look like I barely used any dressing… and let me tell you, I need A LOT of dressing to make me enjoy salads.
Hebrew National sued over non-kosher allegations
Seriously?!Okay as someone not even remotely kosher (as in I’m not even sure what it all entails to be kosher… oops) this is an even more self-centered post than usual.BUT we switched from Sabrett’s Hot Dogs to Hebrew National Hot Dogs at our company picnic last month EXACTLY because we felt we should get kosher dogs. Because everyone* knows that taste-wise, Sabrett > than everything else**.
*And by everyone, I mean no one outside of about 3 people that voiced their/my opinion at the Corporate picnic planning committee meeting (yes, the one and only committee I joined at new-new job is for planning parties).
**Except on the fourth of July. When you have to go with Nathan’s.
***I take my hot dogs seriously!
30 things you don’t have to have by 30
Love this… though it shouldn’t be surprising that my three favorites were:
9. Guilt for eating the (very large) remainder of cookie dough in the bowl.
22. The ability to turn down 2-for-1 margaritas at Happy Hour.
27. The desire to wake up the morning after your 30th birthday not feeling hungover.
Though I did appreciate the shout out to my car with:
12. A car that was manufactured in the current decade.
Aren’t cars just like wine, they get better as they age?
9 Most Expensive US Cities
Well that’s fun: currently living in the 6th most expensive city instead of the 1st or 2nd most expensive cities (either of which would have been awesome) so that I can save up money to move to the 4th most expensive city. I need to get less expensive tastes!!
!For your viewing pleasure, here they are from most expensive to least expensive (of the most expensive that is).
- Manhattan, New York
- Brooklyn, New York
- San Francisco, California
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- San Jose, California
- Stamford, Connecticut
- Queens, New York
- Orange County, California
- Washington, D.C. and Environs
But here’s what got me. Eight of these places are really well known. Countless movies and books take place there. Famous musicians have concerts there. Kids grow up dreaming about moving to Manhattan or San Francisco or Washington D.C.
So here’s my question: does anyone outside of Connecticut even know that Stamford exist?* Did anyone spend their childhood dreaming about living in Stamford?
Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love my little suburb. I love that I can have a car here (even though it makes me lazy). I love that it’s on the water and there are little local parks and beaches I can go to, where I smell the salty ocean breeze and sunscreen as soon as I step out of my care and am reminded of my childhood (okay it’s the water from the Long Island Sound, but still). I love that the most expensive parking is usually around $3 for the night (and most nights I just walk over to the bars from my office and then it’s free – cha ching!). I love that it’s big enough to have famous restaurants like Morton’s and Kona Grill, but also has little boutique restaurants littered throughout the town. And I love that with all this, it’s still only 40 minutes from Manhattan. I just think that there should be a cost of living discount or something for it being the least famous of the bunch.
*Aside from all you Baby-Sitter’s Club book lovers out there I mean? Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about. You know, Stamford, the “BIG” city that Stacey McGill’s parents worked in. With Bloomingdales! Which by the way, is no longer in Stamford…
Awesomeness Abounds: $0.02 on the passage of Amendment One
I know we’re supposed to have a respectful discourse and try to understand both sides of every argument, but when that argument involves not treating human beings as such, no. Nope. I refuse to consider it a valid opinion.
Word. I like to think I’m open minded and can see the other side on most things but here’s something you should know. If you do not support equality, I want nothing to do with you. Feel free to defriend, unfollow, do whatever you need to do because we are not going to get along. I will never, ever understand your side so there is no point wasting your time.
I’m very embarrassed to say this but I didn’t know the results of this vote until Wednesday morning. And then I almost threw up. I’m prone to exaggeration but this time is no exaggeration. I feel sick to my stomach, literally. I just don’t understand actual human beings taking the rights of other human beings away. Yes, it’s an age old story – we’ve done it so often in our past. But haven’t we’ve all grown, learned, evolved (I hope). To give context to those that don’t know what happened yesterday (again, this may just go to show my complete removal from reality – but I originally only heard about this vote on tumblr a few days ago – so just in case someone out there is more under a rock than myself), North Carolina has passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and declaring that marriage is only between one man and one woman.
I apologize in advance for bringing religion into my post, but I wanted to bring up one thing regarding religion as it is always a big component in the argument of those against equality. I feel very thankful for the church I was raised in. I was baptized, went to church, went to church classes in order to get confirmed into my church, and felt such an affinity to this religious institution that I knew it would be where I would eventually get married even before I knew who my husband would be (sorry Ryan). I’m in no-way an expert, or even a weekly-church attender anymore, but here’s what I learned by going to church throughout my childhood. We are all God’s children. And he loves all of us. So for that I thank my family for taking me to a House of God where I was taught only about love and community and acceptance, and never about turning my back on other humans because of their race, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
And so to close, I repeat what these wonderful and respectful ladies have already written before me. I’m sorry, it may make me close-minded myself but I honestly don’t want to have any dealings or be friends with any person that could have such a disregard for another person’s rights as a human.
The Awful Cover Letter All of Wall Street is Laughing About
Dear Sir or Madame:
I am an ambitious undergraduate at NYU triple majoring in Mathematics, Economics, and Computer Science. I am a punctual, personable, and shrewd individual, yet I have a quality which I pride myself on more than any of these.
I am unequivocally the most unflaggingly hard worker I know, and I love self-improvement. I have always felt that my time should be spent wisely, so I continuously challenge myself; I left Villanova because the work was too easy. Once I realized I could achieve a perfect GPA while holding a part-time job at NYU, I decided to redouble my effort by placing out of two classes, taking two honors classes, and holding two part-time jobs. That semester I achieved a 3.93, and in the same time I managed to bench double my bodyweight and do 35 pull-ups.
I say these things only because solid evidence is more convincing than unverifiable statements, and I want to demonstrate that I am a hard worker. J.P. Morgan is a firm with a reputation that precedes itself and employees who represent only the best and rightest in finance. I know that the employees in this firm will push me to excellence, especially within the Investment Banking division. In fact, one of the supporting reasons I chose Investment Banking over any other division was that I know it is difficult. I hope to augment my character by diligently working for the professionals at Morgan Stanley, and I feel I have much to offer in return.
I am proficient in several programming languages, and I can pick up a new one very quickly. For instance, I learned a years worth of Java from NYU in 27 days on my own; this is how I placed out of two including: Money and Banking, Analysis, Game Theory, Probability and Statistics. Even further, I am taking Machine Learning and Probabilistic Graphical Modeling currently, two programming courses offered by Stanford, so that I may truly offer the most if I am accepted. I am proficient with Bloomberg terminals, excellent with excel, and can perform basic office functions with terrifying efficiency. I have plenty of experience in the professional world through my internship at Merrill Lynch, and my research assistant position at NYU. In fact, my most recent employer has found me so useful that he promoted me to a Research Assistant and an official CTED intern. This role is usually reserved for Masters students, but my employer gave the title to me so that he could give me more work.
Please realize that I am not a braggart or conceited, I just want to outline my usefulness. Egos can be a huge liability, and I try not to have one.Thank you so much for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.
We have a first-year position open at my company. I want to invite this guy in for an interview. I plan on asking him if he considers himself an efficient worker. I’ve also bolded the best parts.