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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5200 on: May 15, 2018, 02:32:09 PM »
This thread is so clutch
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5201 on: May 15, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
Manual transmission always should be in gear when parked. Most won't start without the clutch engaged anyway.

You obviously have more faith in humanity than I do.

The clutch engaged means nothing, except the car jumps far if one is smart enough to figure out what is happening. If they aren't, well, they deserve what they get.

Why would the car jump if the clutch is in?

Because when you start the engine the power gets transferred to the wheels and your car starts to move.
And since that takes away so much power, your engine dies and you stop to move.
Everything in half a second, hence the "jump".
's quite funny. But only to watch.


But if the clutch is engaged (by which I mean pedal pressed so that it’s possible to crank the vehicle), then the power does not transfer to the wheels as the drive shaft* gears are not engaged with any gear that goes to the wheels.


* Translate as needed for newer tech.

Clutch "engaged" means the clutch pedal is out (not pressed). Pressing down on the clutch pedal disengages the clutch. But as Fresh Bread mentioned most cars won't let you start them without the clutch pedal pressed down.
I'm wondering if this is a US thing?  The only vehicle I've ever driven that wouldn't start unless the clutch pedal was pressed down is my lawn mower!


RWD: Yep, I knew something was wrong with my terminology, thanks.


PhilB: It may be US vehicles. I've driven roughly 20-25 manual vehicles in the US (owned 9 of them), and of those, the only one that would start without the clutch pedal fully depressed so that the clutch was disengaged was a backhoe. And it appeared to have been manufactured in the north of England.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5202 on: May 15, 2018, 11:35:58 PM »
To add to the foam -- US here, used to only drive manuals until 2 years ago. Only time I had to depress the clutch to start a car is if it was in gear. I did have to push in the brake to start, though. I mainly had Hondas and Toyotas, and one old Bronco.
My methodology:
Park: 1. Cut engine 2. slide it into first.  3. engage parking brake.

Start: 1. pop into neutral. 2. depress brake  3. start 4. Disengage parking brake and slide into gear. 5. Drive off into the sunset/sunrise.

To make this on topic: My mustachian problem is that I am sitting at home trying to recreate my old driving habits while all my non-mustachian friends are going out for ice cream, shopping, at the movies, or doing whatever it is consumers do on a Tuesday night.... ;)

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« Reply #5203 on: May 16, 2018, 12:03:32 AM »
Did you know that a black clutch is actually orange?!

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« Reply #5204 on: May 16, 2018, 12:45:17 AM »
DH and I broke our bed last night, again. It is one of the places that holds the slatted base. DH repaired it before. Obviously when we lay together on the same half of the bed, we are too heavy for the tiny screws. Or the bed is just getting old. I think we bought it in '96 or '97.
I have now decided that I want to replace it as I don't like risking to break the bed.

DH is tall, so we need a 210 cm bed rather than the standard size 200 cm that Ikea sells. Maybe we can make something ourselves that can hold the base.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5205 on: May 16, 2018, 12:46:49 AM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

I'd love to do some Credit Card travel hacking but I never meet the minimum spend. My current country doesn't have many good deals anyways, but even when I lived in the USA I just couldn't think of a way to spend the minimums to get the crazy miles bonusses.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5206 on: May 16, 2018, 01:45:58 AM »
DH and I broke our bed last night, again. It is one of the places that holds the slatted base. DH repaired it before. Obviously when we lay together on the same half of the bed, we are too heavy for the tiny screws. Or the bed is just getting old. I think we bought it in '96 or '97.
I have now decided that I want to replace it as I don't like risking to break the bed.

DH is tall, so we need a 210 cm bed rather than the standard size 200 cm that Ikea sells. Maybe we can make something ourselves that can hold the base.

So you "broke the bed last night"? That gives some pictures I am not sure I want inside my head...

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« Reply #5207 on: May 16, 2018, 01:55:25 AM »
DH and I broke our bed last night, again. It is one of the places that holds the slatted base. DH repaired it before. Obviously when we lay together on the same half of the bed, we are too heavy for the tiny screws. Or the bed is just getting old. I think we bought it in '96 or '97.
I have now decided that I want to replace it as I don't like risking to break the bed.

DH is tall, so we need a 210 cm bed rather than the standard size 200 cm that Ikea sells. Maybe we can make something ourselves that can hold the base.

It wasn't anything extreme. Just normal bed behaviour.
So you "broke the bed last night"? That gives some pictures I am not sure I want inside my head...

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« Reply #5208 on: May 16, 2018, 05:16:25 AM »
Manual transmission always should be in gear when parked. Most won't start without the clutch engaged anyway.

You obviously have more faith in humanity than I do.

The clutch engaged means nothing, except the car jumps far if one is smart enough to figure out what is happening. If they aren't, well, they deserve what they get.

Why would the car jump if the clutch is in?

Because when you start the engine the power gets transferred to the wheels and your car starts to move.
And since that takes away so much power, your engine dies and you stop to move.
Everything in half a second, hence the "jump".
's quite funny. But only to watch.


But if the clutch is engaged (by which I mean pedal pressed so that it’s possible to crank the vehicle), then the power does not transfer to the wheels as the drive shaft* gears are not engaged with any gear that goes to the wheels.


* Translate as needed for newer tech.

Clutch "engaged" means the clutch pedal is out (not pressed). Pressing down on the clutch pedal disengages the clutch. But as Fresh Bread mentioned most cars won't let you start them without the clutch pedal pressed down.
I'm wondering if this is a US thing?  The only vehicle I've ever driven that wouldn't start unless the clutch pedal was pressed down is my lawn mower!


RWD: Yep, I knew something was wrong with my terminology, thanks.


PhilB: It may be US vehicles. I've driven roughly 20-25 manual vehicles in the US (owned 9 of them), and of those, the only one that would start without the clutch pedal fully depressed so that the clutch was disengaged was a backhoe. And it appeared to have been manufactured in the north of England.

Father has a Jeep YJs , they don't require the clutch to be in to start. 
There's a fixer upper episode where chip hops in one for the first time and almost hits joanna when it jumps forward
My 86 Toyota 4runner (daily driver) actually has a button on the dash you can use to override the safety, only vehicle I've ever heard of that has that

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5209 on: May 16, 2018, 10:06:26 AM »
DH and I broke our bed last night, again.
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Obviously [...] we are too heavy for the tiny screws.

I can't stop giggling. You've provided plenty of fodder for my inner 12 year old.

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« Reply #5210 on: May 16, 2018, 01:15:20 PM »
DH and I broke our bed last night, again. It is one of the places that holds the slatted base. DH repaired it before. Obviously when we lay together on the same half of the bed, we are too heavy for the tiny screws. Or the bed is just getting old. I think we bought it in '96 or '97.
I have now decided that I want to replace it as I don't like risking to break the bed.

DH is tall, so we need a 210 cm bed rather than the standard size 200 cm that Ikea sells. Maybe we can make something ourselves that can hold the base.

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« Reply #5211 on: May 16, 2018, 01:16:17 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

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« Reply #5212 on: May 16, 2018, 01:20:29 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

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« Reply #5213 on: May 16, 2018, 01:41:06 PM »
Local supermarket seems to be phasing out the cheapo brand of oats to devote more shelf space to their store brand. Shelf is empty half of the time. They also increased the price. Not too long ago it was €0.39/lbs and now it's €0,45/lbs. Store brand is about €0,90/lbs. If I can't find a reasonably priced alternative elsewhere it seems the price of my breakfast is about to double. I did clear out the shelf today when they finally had some packages in stock (all 4 of them) so I'll have a few weeks to find an alternative.

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« Reply #5214 on: May 16, 2018, 03:02:11 PM »
Local supermarket seems to be phasing out the cheapo brand of oats to devote more shelf space to their store brand. Shelf is empty half of the time. They also increased the price. Not too long ago it was €0.39/lbs and now it's €0,45/lbs. Store brand is about €0,90/lbs. If I can't find a reasonably priced alternative elsewhere it seems the price of my breakfast is about to double. I did clear out the shelf today when they finally had some packages in stock (all 4 of them) so I'll have a few weeks to find an alternative.

other stores? including any ethnic stores or bulk purchase?

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« Reply #5215 on: May 16, 2018, 03:07:41 PM »
I can't find it again, but I just read an article about how ridiculous it is to expect anyone to live on $2k/month after taxes, housing, student loans and savings.

The other day, it was an article about how unfair student loans were after attending a private school and defaulting for a couple of years to attend a foreign university for grad school.

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« Reply #5216 on: May 16, 2018, 04:29:55 PM »
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« Reply #5217 on: May 16, 2018, 06:07:11 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).

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« Reply #5218 on: May 16, 2018, 07:43:17 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

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« Reply #5219 on: May 17, 2018, 01:45:41 AM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5220 on: May 17, 2018, 05:19:44 AM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

That is annoying, I apologize. Sometimes you have to use a recipe within a recipe. "Cream of" soups are another one that frequently pops up that you can substitute.

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« Reply #5221 on: May 17, 2018, 06:33:12 AM »
For the last year, I've been keeping up with an Amazon wish list of things I would like, but can't bring myself around to purchase myself. Anytime I'm asked for a gift idea for Christmas/Birthday, I refer them to the list. Well, since my graduation is coming up, a few people have asked what I would like and I referred them to my list. On the list at the time was a card game - ~25, board game ~fifty dollars, a box of tea around 9 dollars, and a handheld vacuum cleaner for the car for 19 dollars. Apparently none of these gifts were "good enough", so I added a new fit bit at 125. Thankfully one family member realized that I'm harder to shop for now, and just opted into cash... which I spent on a different but similar card game, which will be awesome because we'll be together this coming week and play that together. The other family member that prompted me to add something "better" likely got me the fitbit.

But, it just makes me wonder... why ask me what I would like, and then disapprove of my choices?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5222 on: May 17, 2018, 06:50:49 AM »
For the last year, I've been keeping up with an Amazon wish list of things I would like, but can't bring myself around to purchase myself. Anytime I'm asked for a gift idea for Christmas/Birthday, I refer them to the list. Well, since my graduation is coming up, a few people have asked what I would like and I referred them to my list. On the list at the time was a card game - ~25, board game ~fifty dollars, a box of tea around 9 dollars, and a handheld vacuum cleaner for the car for 19 dollars. Apparently none of these gifts were "good enough", so I added a new fit bit at 125. Thankfully one family member realized that I'm harder to shop for now, and just opted into cash... which I spent on a different but similar card game, which will be awesome because we'll be together this coming week and play that together. The other family member that prompted me to add something "better" likely got me the fitbit.

But, it just makes me wonder... why ask me what I would like, and then disapprove of my choices?

There's a funny knock-on effect of not having lists for things -- people just give you cash or a gift card.

We didn't register anywhere for our wedding (years ago) because I already had an apartment (husband was in the military) so we didn't actually NEED a toaster or towels or anything -- I had that stuff. Everyone gave us cash. (Though honestly, we didn't expect anything -- cards are nice.) And it paid for the rest of the reception and the honeymoon. Bonus!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5223 on: May 17, 2018, 08:50:34 AM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?
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« Reply #5224 on: May 17, 2018, 09:15:32 AM »
For the last year, I've been keeping up with an Amazon wish list of things I would like, but can't bring myself around to purchase myself. Anytime I'm asked for a gift idea for Christmas/Birthday, I refer them to the list. Well, since my graduation is coming up, a few people have asked what I would like and I referred them to my list. On the list at the time was a card game - ~25, board game ~fifty dollars, a box of tea around 9 dollars, and a handheld vacuum cleaner for the car for 19 dollars. Apparently none of these gifts were "good enough", so I added a new fit bit at 125. Thankfully one family member realized that I'm harder to shop for now, and just opted into cash... which I spent on a different but similar card game, which will be awesome because we'll be together this coming week and play that together. The other family member that prompted me to add something "better" likely got me the fitbit.

But, it just makes me wonder... why ask me what I would like, and then disapprove of my choices?

There's a funny knock-on effect of not having lists for things -- people just give you cash or a gift card.

We didn't register anywhere for our wedding (years ago) because I already had an apartment (husband was in the military) so we didn't actually NEED a toaster or towels or anything -- I had that stuff. Everyone gave us cash. (Though honestly, we didn't expect anything -- cards are nice.) And it paid for the rest of the reception and the honeymoon. Bonus!
Yeah, I used to do wish-lists for Xmas, and encouraged my faimly to do the same. I also had an approximate dollar-amount in mind for each family member in order to keep things "fair" (this may be what the fitbit-purchaser was thinking of as well). Both practices led to overspending ("oops, I bought too much for brother X, got to buy another item for brother Y", etc.) and hard feelings (when someone didn't buy/gift what they were "supposed to" from someone else's list).

Now we just do gift cards and/or cash, combined with boxes & bags of consumables[1] and minor trinkets just to have something under the tree. We all know roughly what we all like, and it's stuff that we can use year after year.

[1 - mostly booze and chocolate :) ]

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5225 on: May 17, 2018, 10:09:38 AM »
Could have taken time off in April but waited until May. Why? salary increases went into effect May 1st. I get paid old PTO at new rate.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5226 on: May 17, 2018, 11:30:58 AM »
You guys are all jerks.

LOL

Poor, maligned ketchup.
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« Reply #5227 on: May 17, 2018, 11:34:01 AM »
For the last year, I've been keeping up with an Amazon wish list of things I would like, but can't bring myself around to purchase myself. Anytime I'm asked for a gift idea for Christmas/Birthday, I refer them to the list. Well, since my graduation is coming up, a few people have asked what I would like and I referred them to my list. On the list at the time was a card game - ~25, board game ~fifty dollars, a box of tea around 9 dollars, and a handheld vacuum cleaner for the car for 19 dollars. Apparently none of these gifts were "good enough", so I added a new fit bit at 125. Thankfully one family member realized that I'm harder to shop for now, and just opted into cash... which I spent on a different but similar card game, which will be awesome because we'll be together this coming week and play that together. The other family member that prompted me to add something "better" likely got me the fitbit.

But, it just makes me wonder... why ask me what I would like, and then disapprove of my choices?

There's a funny knock-on effect of not having lists for things -- people just give you cash or a gift card.

We didn't register anywhere for our wedding (years ago) because I already had an apartment (husband was in the military) so we didn't actually NEED a toaster or towels or anything -- I had that stuff. Everyone gave us cash. (Though honestly, we didn't expect anything -- cards are nice.) And it paid for the rest of the reception and the honeymoon. Bonus!

Eg, we didn’t register for our wedding and did get a lot of cash gifts.  But we also got a lot of unsolicited straight up consumer junk with no way to exchange.  Probably depends on who your friends/family are though- my family has a tradition of regifting the same unopened packages of chocolate for decades.  Pity the fool who finally opens the 20 year old nut cluster

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« Reply #5228 on: May 17, 2018, 11:34:56 AM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?
You guys are all jerks.

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« Reply #5229 on: May 17, 2018, 03:00:04 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

I make my own tartar sauce by blending mayo with a small amount of relish.

-- the relish is home made, but the mayo is store bought -- no sense making mayo from scratch --   Is that homemade or not?  HMMM.

--- I just looked up barbeque sauce recipes, and you are right, which is crazy because I have three cookbooks with barbeque sauce recipes in them and less than 40% of the recipes include ketchup (but one does use tomatoe soup. ick).  Most tomato based ones do start with tomato paste... is that ok? - and the 1977 canning book does use actual tomatoes for bbq sauce.

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« Reply #5230 on: May 17, 2018, 04:01:30 PM »
My new-ish canning book has barbecue sauce recipes that start with tomatoes, also several ketchup recipes. I have made mayonnaise before but not relish or tartar sauce. I want to try it now.

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« Reply #5231 on: May 17, 2018, 05:06:15 PM »
My new-ish canning book has barbecue sauce recipes that start with tomatoes, also several ketchup recipes. I have made mayonnaise before but not relish or tartar sauce. I want to try it now.

Ooooh, I made tartar sauce once, while in a country where tartar sauce was either insanely expensive or unavailable, and the ingredients to make it were easy to find and regular price. It was DELICIOUS. Now my mouth is watering...

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« Reply #5232 on: May 17, 2018, 06:47:54 PM »
My new-ish canning book has barbecue sauce recipes that start with tomatoes, also several ketchup recipes. I have made mayonnaise before but not relish or tartar sauce. I want to try it now.

Ooooh, I made tartar sauce once, while in a country where tartar sauce was either insanely expensive or unavailable, and the ingredients to make it were easy to find and regular price. It was DELICIOUS. Now my mouth is watering...

Any chance you remember the recipe?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5233 on: May 17, 2018, 10:23:37 PM »
My new-ish canning book has barbecue sauce recipes that start with tomatoes, also several ketchup recipes. I have made mayonnaise before but not relish or tartar sauce. I want to try it now.

Ooooh, I made tartar sauce once, while in a country where tartar sauce was either insanely expensive or unavailable, and the ingredients to make it were easy to find and regular price. It was DELICIOUS. Now my mouth is watering...

Any chance you remember the recipe?

I don't remember exactly, and we modified it a bunch based on ingredients we already had (lime juice instead of lemon for example). Mostly it was mayo, chopped pickled, salt, pepper, and maybe some other herbs. I remember it being incredibly simple.

Also, the sauce was good, but it was eaten with Mahi mahi we caught that afternoon so I'm sure the delicious fish helped too. :p

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5234 on: May 18, 2018, 12:24:58 AM »
Could have taken time off in April but waited until May. Why? salary increases went into effect May 1st. I get paid old PTO at new rate.
But did this actually make a difference in total amount of money received?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5235 on: May 18, 2018, 12:29:25 AM »
Could have taken time off in April but waited until May. Why? salary increases went into effect May 1st. I get paid old PTO at new rate.
But did this actually make a difference in total amount of money received?

It’s minimal but it’s the principle of the thing. lol.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5236 on: May 18, 2018, 05:54:55 AM »
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5237 on: May 18, 2018, 07:52:07 AM »
I had an interview with a recruiter today and it's always a struggle how to justify wanting to work parttime at a young age (27).  I started working at 19 and haven't worked fulltime after the age of 22. At my age you're supposed to be desperate to work as much as possible to progress in your career, pay off all your debts and buy a lot of stuff. 

If you say you don't want to work fulltime, you sound spoilt and unambitious.
If you say you don't need to work fulltime, you sound a bit smug, unambitious and living off family / husband's money.

I am actually quite ambitious, but I've noticed quantity and quality of work do not improve if you work more hours. I'm much more interested in specializing in my field rather than going into sales or management or general consultancy, even if those are more "desirable" and well paid.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5238 on: May 18, 2018, 08:46:03 AM »
I had an interview with a recruiter today and it's always a struggle how to justify wanting to work parttime at a young age (27).  I started working at 19 and haven't worked fulltime after the age of 22. At my age you're supposed to be desperate to work as much as possible to progress in your career, pay off all your debts and buy a lot of stuff. 

If you say you don't want to work fulltime, you sound spoilt and unambitious.
If you say you don't need to work fulltime, you sound a bit smug, unambitious and living off family / husband's money.

I am actually quite ambitious, but I've noticed quantity and quality of work do not improve if you work more hours. I'm much more interested in specializing in my field rather than going into sales or management or general consultancy, even if those are more "desirable" and well paid.

I find "filling the time" explanations work really well. I help out with my husband's business! I have [volunteer role] at [charitable organization]. It explains how I fill my time otherwise, and makes it seems less weird to people. =)

But yeah, there with you on this one!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5239 on: May 18, 2018, 08:57:53 AM »
Could have taken time off in April but waited until May. Why? salary increases went into effect May 1st. I get paid old PTO at new rate.
But did this actually make a difference in total amount of money received?

It’s minimal but it’s the principle of the thing. lol.

I think his point is that even though you got paid out PTO at a higher rate, the flip side is that you chose to work an equivalent amount of time at a lower rate.  If you work 40 hr, and get 40 hr PTO, does it really matter which is at a higher rate?  It should add up to the same in the end either way.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5240 on: May 19, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »

It’s minimal but it’s the principle of the thing. lol.

I think his point is that even though you got paid out PTO at a higher rate, the flip side is that you chose to work an equivalent amount of time at a lower rate.  If you work 40 hr, and get 40 hr PTO, does it really matter which is at a higher rate?  It should add up to the same in the end either way.

Oops! I just realized I said PTO. Anniversary bonus days. Not related to PTO.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5241 on: May 20, 2018, 06:32:50 AM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

I make my own tartar sauce by blending mayo with a small amount of relish.

-- the relish is home made, but the mayo is store bought -- no sense making mayo from scratch --   Is that homemade or not?  HMMM.

--- I just looked up barbeque sauce recipes, and you are right, which is crazy because I have three cookbooks with barbeque sauce recipes in them and less than 40% of the recipes include ketchup (but one does use tomatoe soup. ick).  Most tomato based ones do start with tomato paste... is that ok? - and the 1977 canning book does use actual tomatoes for bbq sauce.

I've tried making mayo at home, and it was a disaster. Supposedly it's relatively easy, but not for me, apparently.

I'm much more okay with tomato paste, because it's a single ingredient/flavour, so I can have a good idea how to substitute for it if need be. Ketchup is a whole recipe unto itself, with a non-standard combination of tomato/vinegar/spices that I don't know how to re-create if I want to build all those flavours into my bbq sauce.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5242 on: May 20, 2018, 02:39:35 PM »
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5243 on: May 20, 2018, 03:54:50 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

I make my own tartar sauce by blending mayo with a small amount of relish.

-- the relish is home made, but the mayo is store bought -- no sense making mayo from scratch --   Is that homemade or not?  HMMM.

--- I just looked up barbeque sauce recipes, and you are right, which is crazy because I have three cookbooks with barbeque sauce recipes in them and less than 40% of the recipes include ketchup (but one does use tomatoe soup. ick).  Most tomato based ones do start with tomato paste... is that ok? - and the 1977 canning book does use actual tomatoes for bbq sauce.

I've tried making mayo at home, and it was a disaster. Supposedly it's relatively easy, but not for me, apparently.

I'm much more okay with tomato paste, because it's a single ingredient/flavour, so I can have a good idea how to substitute for it if need be. Ketchup is a whole recipe unto itself, with a non-standard combination of tomato/vinegar/spices that I don't know how to re-create if I want to build all those flavours into my bbq sauce.

Yeah, I'm not as big a purist as I may have implied.  I don't make my own mayo, either.  It's just that I was specifically looking for recipes "from scratch" that don't include ketchup, because we don't keep it around the house, and if I was going to go buy ketchup I might as well just buy BBQ sauce.  We do have tomato paste, since that's a single, partially processed, ingredient. 

I know you can make ketchup, too, which I may do someday if I really really want it.  The only thing I put it on is burgers, though, so I think I could get away with a poor-man's special sauce using tomato paste, mayo, vinegar, sugar, and maybe even some Dijon (which I also don't make from scratch).
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5244 on: May 20, 2018, 08:35:16 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

I make my own tartar sauce by blending mayo with a small amount of relish.

-- the relish is home made, but the mayo is store bought -- no sense making mayo from scratch --   Is that homemade or not?  HMMM.

--- I just looked up barbeque sauce recipes, and you are right, which is crazy because I have three cookbooks with barbeque sauce recipes in them and less than 40% of the recipes include ketchup (but one does use tomatoe soup. ick).  Most tomato based ones do start with tomato paste... is that ok? - and the 1977 canning book does use actual tomatoes for bbq sauce.

I've tried making mayo at home, and it was a disaster. Supposedly it's relatively easy, but not for me, apparently.

I'm much more okay with tomato paste, because it's a single ingredient/flavour, so I can have a good idea how to substitute for it if need be. Ketchup is a whole recipe unto itself, with a non-standard combination of tomato/vinegar/spices that I don't know how to re-create if I want to build all those flavours into my bbq sauce.

Yeah, I'm not as big a purist as I may have implied.  I don't make my own mayo, either.  It's just that I was specifically looking for recipes "from scratch" that don't include ketchup, because we don't keep it around the house, and if I was going to go buy ketchup I might as well just buy BBQ sauce.  We do have tomato paste, since that's a single, partially processed, ingredient. 

I know you can make ketchup, too, which I may do someday if I really really want it.  The only thing I put it on is burgers, though, so I think I could get away with a poor-man's special sauce using tomato paste, mayo, vinegar, sugar, and maybe even some Dijon (which I also don't make from scratch).
We make a really good bbq sauce from scratch, no ketchup required. I googled “naturally sweetened bbq sauce” as my wife doesn’t eat processed sugar. Lots of no ketchup recipes that way

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5245 on: May 21, 2018, 09:32:29 AM »
Getting out of the BBQ sauce foam....

My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5246 on: May 21, 2018, 09:48:41 AM »
Getting out of the BBQ sauce foam....

My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

OMG. This is why I don't have children. I'd probably strangle the kid.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5247 on: May 21, 2018, 10:35:34 AM »
My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

Isn't that an anti-MPP since you paid for a taxi instead of spending two hours in the rain on some byzantine public transit journey to save $3? ;-) 

On the flip side, my local subway wasn't running uptown all weekend, so I took the bus through Manhattan for 60 blocks and ended up in a vehicle with no less than 5 children between about 1-3 years of age, ranging from "random baby shrieking" to "incessantly climbing all over the parents" to "making loud ambulance siren noises the entire time". It turns out there is really no winning the game of "how to get my small child home".
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5248 on: May 21, 2018, 10:48:26 AM »
My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

Isn't that an anti-MPP since you paid for a taxi instead of spending two hours in the rain on some byzantine public transit journey to save $3? ;-) 

On the flip side, my local subway wasn't running uptown all weekend, so I took the bus through Manhattan for 60 blocks and ended up in a vehicle with no less than 5 children between about 1-3 years of age, ranging from "random baby shrieking" to "incessantly climbing all over the parents" to "making loud ambulance siren noises the entire time". It turns out there is really no winning the game of "how to get my small child home".
It's amazing the different cultural attitudes to children on public transport.  I'll never forget one crowded bus journey in the Andes when a local woman with a baby and 3 pre-schoolers got on, took the seat next to me and promptly gave me the baby to look after so she could manage the other 3. 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5249 on: May 21, 2018, 11:26:53 AM »
Haha, I would have been shocked if someone handed me a baby! I would have promptly given it back!