Canadian Politics Today

Beyond Politics => General Discussion => Topic started by: MH on June 14, 2021, 09:58:51 am


Title: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 14, 2021, 09:58:51 am
This thread is for bite sized morsels of advice that help you day-to-day, whether it be how to find a parking space, reducing dishwasher stress, or how to dry your undergarments in a Motel 6, after an unfortunate series of Mexican tapas.

Here's mine:

PUT A WHITEBOARD IN YOUR KITCHEN WITH A WORKING DRY ERASE MARKER

Things will start to get done....
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Bubbermiley on June 14, 2021, 10:54:46 am
Invert your chords. The root note doesn't always have to be on the bottom.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 14, 2021, 11:09:48 am
Invert your chords. The root note doesn't always have to be on the bottom.

If I ever take up the cello, I will remember this.



MH, whiteboard?  LOL  No way.  I donít need a reminder of all the **** I havenít done.  Being nagged at by an inanimate object is not what I want to happen when I go into the kitchen to grab a beer before lazing on the sofa to watch the hockey game.



My daily advice:

Always carry a pocketknife.

(https://imageengine.victorinox.com/mediahub/33573/560Wx490H/SAK_1_3603_3P__S1.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 14, 2021, 11:48:21 am

MH, whiteboard?  LOL  No way.  I donít need a reminder of all the **** I havenít done.  Being nagged at by an inanimate object is not what I want to happen when I go into the kitchen to grab a beer before lazing on the sofa to watch the hockey game.

I have another household in my family who does it.  They use it as a shopping list.  When you see a certain food run out or you think of something you add it to the board.

But the thing is you can't bring a board to the grocery store.  I think a magnetized paper pad and pen on the fridge might be more convenient.

I agree with you that I don't want chores on my fridge.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 14, 2021, 11:50:38 am
Always dry the blade of your shaving razor off well with a towel or piece of tissue.  When you get a knick in your blade that's almost always a small piece of rust that's formed.  This will prevent that, so your only reason to change the blade should be your razor going dull.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 14, 2021, 12:08:34 pm
If I ever take up the cello, I will remember this.



MH, whiteboard?  LOL  No way.  I donít need a reminder of all the **** I havenít done.  Being nagged at by an inanimate object is not what I want to happen when I go into the kitchen to grab a beer before lazing on the sofa to watch the hockey game.



My daily advice:

Always carry a pocketknife.

(https://imageengine.victorinox.com/mediahub/33573/560Wx490H/SAK_1_3603_3P__S1.jpg)

You are like my dad.  Always busy, never effective...
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 14, 2021, 12:10:16 pm
I have another household in my family who does it.  They use it as a shopping list.  When you see a certain food run out or you think of something you add it to the board.

But the thing is you can't bring a board to the grocery store.  I think a magnetized paper pad and pen on the fridge might be more convenient.

I agree with you that I don't want chores on my fridge.

We have a two-step process.  The whiteboard is in the kitchen, so you write stuff there.  The 'master list' is on Trello - an app.  And when you think of it, you erase items from the white board and add it to the Trello list, which you read off your phone in the grocery store ...

Next-level grocery shopping is incorporating sales and such... ie. don't buy anything unless it's on sale esp. coffee
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 14, 2021, 12:11:23 pm
I have another household in my family who does it.  They use it as a shopping list.  When you see a certain food run out or you think of something you add it to the board.

But the thing is you can't bring a board to the grocery store.  I think a magnetized paper pad and pen on the fridge might be more convenient.

I agree with you that I don't want chores on my fridge.

For a grocery list, we use a shared Note between our iPhones.  It updates automatically on all devices, you can have it on your phone when youíre at the grocery store.

There you goÖ. Another helpful Squid-tip.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 14, 2021, 12:16:44 pm
Yeah I use an app notepad for groceries too.  Didn't think to sync it though, thanks.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 14, 2021, 02:22:06 pm
Yes - Evernote, Trello or Google Sheets work... any app where there's a master version of the data in the cloud.

We also make sure to use an ANALOG and DIGITAL version of most things.

Analog is actual handier... for example in the kitchen for our family calendar and grocery and 'to do' list, you grab the marker and write.

But, of course, digital is great for on the go.

And once you get there... the next thing to do is figure out how to live IN THE MOMENT despite having such great planning.

Seriously, my parents were terrible at this **** but WTH it was the 60s
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: wilber on June 14, 2021, 06:46:09 pm
I like getting home and going DAMN, I forgot the _____.  Gives me an excuse to go out.

Either that or I save money because I decide I didn't need it anyway.

Wouldn't be without my pocket knife.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 14, 2021, 07:06:50 pm
And once you get there... the next thing to do is figure out how to live IN THE MOMENT despite having such great planning.

Seriously, my parents were terrible at this **** but WTH it was the 60s

Or maybe they were better at ďliving in the momentĒ.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 14, 2021, 07:39:08 pm
Or maybe they were better at ďliving in the momentĒ.

Definitely not.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 14, 2021, 07:48:44 pm
Definitely not.

Were they high on psychedelics?
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 14, 2021, 07:50:56 pm
Were they high on psychedelics?

Nope.  Too old for that.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 15, 2021, 03:26:59 pm
OK - the FLIPP app... for online flyers and coupons... really invaluable...

Use it.

Other household advice: Facebook Marketplace (at least for Toronto)
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 17, 2021, 03:21:16 pm
Earth's Own Oat Milk

If you don't use milk often, buy this stuff.  Often the shelf life is forever and it tastes pretty good.  We have it on hand in case of emergency like somebody wanting it for coffee. 

Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 17, 2021, 03:42:52 pm
Earth's Own Oat Milk

If you don't use milk often, buy this stuff.  Often the shelf life is forever and it tastes pretty good.  We have it on hand in case of emergency like somebody wanting it for coffee.

Whatís wrong with cream in your coffee?
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 17, 2021, 05:31:28 pm
Whatís wrong with cream in your coffee?
Because then it wouldn't be black?
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: bcsapper on June 17, 2021, 06:06:20 pm
Earth's Own Oat Milk

If you don't use milk often, buy this stuff.  Often the shelf life is forever and it tastes pretty good.  We have it on hand in case of emergency like somebody wanting it for coffee.

Oat milk chocolate is good...
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 17, 2021, 08:15:43 pm
Because then it wouldn't be black?

Why oat milk and not cream from a cow?
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 17, 2021, 09:30:16 pm
Why oat milk and not cream from a cow?

Oh I don't put oak milk in my coffee
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 17, 2021, 09:34:02 pm
Oh I don't put oak milk in my coffee

Do you not like your guests??? 
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: BC_cheque on June 18, 2021, 01:31:31 am
I've been soaking oats in soy milk with some honey and fresh fruit and it's a perfect breakfast.  I wonder if oats in oat milk would be overkill.

Grocery lists also belong on a paper pad on the fridge with a magnetic pen beside it.  If you have to rely on finding your phone and tapping things in, plenty is forgotten... unless of course you are retired and have an audi and purposely 'forget' items. 

My solid small advice, get a programmable coffee maker.  I feel so primitive that I ever lived without a fresh pot of coffee waiting for me when I wake up.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 18, 2021, 05:27:51 am
I will try this.  I don't know how to program the coffee maker now.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 20, 2021, 07:36:06 am
Drop an ice cube in a freshly poured coffee so you can drink it immediately.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 21, 2021, 09:29:59 pm
Drop an ice cube in a freshly poured coffee so you can drink it immediately.

Or wait 20 of the longest minutes of your life.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 21, 2021, 09:31:10 pm
Do you not like your guests???

MH likes his coffee black like his women.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 22, 2021, 05:36:53 am
Or wait 20 of the longest minutes of your life.

The ice cube melts pretty much right away.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 22, 2021, 05:37:14 am
MH likes his coffee black like his women.

?
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 23, 2021, 07:38:58 am
Lately, we have endeavoured to reduce the clutter in our fridge, freezer and cupboards.

Too much stuff we never use, taking up space. 

So we are moving to buying things that we expect to use soon-ish, with some exceptions for emergency food and staples we want to have on hand.  My in-laws are the epitome of the opposite - their fridge is packed with old half-eaten garbage and you can't fit a can of pop in there if you want to chill it.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 27, 2021, 10:45:33 pm
Top tip:

When itís 34C inside the house, chill your pinot noir.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on June 28, 2021, 04:54:09 am
I haven't got the coffee suggestion off the ground... or grounds I guess 😏
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on July 04, 2021, 07:40:36 am
Use long scissors to cut pizza.  They work best.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on July 11, 2021, 08:04:39 pm
Use long scissors to cut pizza.  They work best.

I've seen italians do this too.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on July 11, 2021, 08:11:50 pm
🤔
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: eyeball on July 12, 2021, 01:14:17 am
Work hard and show interest...sounded simple enough when I was 17. Taking an interest in splicing, net-mending and handling boats has certainly kept me employed and the pay's been decent.

I'm paying now for working hard though... bent back,  spent knees, gnarled achey hands.

Take it with a grain of salt?
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on July 12, 2021, 02:48:25 pm
Work hard and show interest...sounded simple enough when I was 17. Taking an interest in splicing, net-mending and handling boats has certainly kept me employed and the pay's been decent.

I'm paying now for working hard though... bent back,  spent knees, gnarled achey hands.

Take it with a grain of salt?

Decades of hard work definitely destroys the joints.
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: MH on July 12, 2021, 03:59:15 pm
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6098137
Title: Re: Small Advices Culture
Post by: Bubbermiley on July 12, 2021, 05:46:43 pm
I advise never working hard on anything you don't feel like working on. Oh, and inheriting enough to live on for the rest of your life in your late 20s.