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Speaking of meat...

On a recent trip to Seattle, we had lunch here: http://www.salumicuredmeats.com/

It was founded by Armindino Batali, who is Mario Batali's father.

In addition to an incredible sandwich, we had a sampler tray that included 5 or 6 different types of salami & ham, plus a couple of cheeses (including a yummy baked cheese), cured olives and a pesto spread. It was AWESOME.


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Speaking of meat...

On a recent trip to Seattle, we had lunch here: http://www.salumicuredmeats.com/

It was founded by Armindino Batali, who is Mario Batali's father.

In addition to an incredible sandwich, we had a sampler tray that included 5 or 6 different types of salami & ham, plus a couple of cheeses (including a yummy baked cheese), cured olives and a pesto spread. It was AWESOME.



Need to cross post that on the "other" thread:D

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Any plans to add one of these to the collection? :D

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Any plans to add one of these to the collection? :D


Look for a decent SM instead.

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You killing me Billy. tongue.gif The meats should be arriving soon, sealed and untouched, if they aren't there'll be hell to pay! *shakes fist* 12kg of salami (including the ham) is a lot of dried meats. There will be epic sandwiches and snacks for weeks.

We have several freaky little 2-stroke micros from the 40s and 50s, some of those are pretty close to that. Ironically, that's probably more dangerous than any of the supercars he's tested. biggrin.gif
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Jealous, no... okay, maybe a little. He ordered the Speedster and then took delivery in 90 days. If you're Simon Cowell there is no 4 year wait list, I suppose.
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I don't mind at all. We all can talk without getting hackles up, though HF's official policy is no politics, this is a very broad vital area that affects millions. Most businesses have figured out that a B.A. isn't worth much more than a HS diploma, in realistic terms, because it doesn't prepare a person for the workforce in most practical ways. Personally, I think most liberal arts degrees should come with a warning label:

"This document does not guarantee employment, nor improve your chances in finding it. For entertainment purposes only."

The young barista at my local Starbucks has a Master's in English, which I suppose may help when she's asking if a customer wants an extra splash of flavoring in their mochachino. I've listened to her woes several times, because she isn't shy in sharing them, and they mostly center around her $100,000 in student loans that she's barely made a dent in, even though she's been out of school for 5 years. She believes that she shouldn't have to pay it, and even voted for the current administration believing that they would expunge the debt. Wow, was she mad when she found out that wasn't going to happen... Last I heard, she'd defaulted on it and they were garnishing her pay. I eventually tuned her out though, because she refuses to believe any of it is her fault and once even implied that I was somehow to blame, "how much did you pay for that car you drove up in?" I simply told her, "You shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition", and that was the last time we spoke.

Anyway, by and large, for most people tech and trade schools are where it's at. Learn a valuable skill that you'll love doing, then become a master of it. Happiness in your career and financial stability will follow. Our FT garage mechanics make 40-60k /year, depending on work experience, not bad for 2-yr technical degrees in this area of the country, and our engineer makes 80k a 4 year certificate, that's not including the benefits packages. I'm a weirdo, but my belief is that well-paid employees are happy, reliable employees. You can't expect excellence, loyalty, and goodwill if you're a miserly bastard to your people, it doesn't get more basic than that.

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There's a few points in there to be dug out and polished up a bit. Begin with find what you love and pursue it. That got lost some 30 odd years ago when educations started becoming selected by expected income upon graduation. We now have a glut of mediocre professionals clogging up the system and in a lot of cases causing more work for others to clean up. Miserable lack of pre career counseling in an ever more complex world leads to even more mis educated persons (like your Starbucks Honey there ). We do little or no pre career prep. Much like financial planning skills these should begin about the same time Mathematics is introduced to a student (IE the elementary stages).

The only real forward move in education in the last century was the implementation of Co Op work terms. Brilliant piece of thinking and I sure wish it extended to more segments of post secondary education than it does.

 

I sincerely believe the student loan systems need urgent revamping. There is just too much abuse going on there, which denies some very talented impoverished people and that is borderline criminal.

 

As it currently stands, I think we will have more and more BA degrees floating around and an endless stream of "Marketing People" mediocre Legal types, and outright unemployables floating around in the US and Canada for quite some time.

 

Someone recently posited the opinion that we are breeding a population of Nascar addicts and Wal Mart shoppers. I am finding it hard to disagree with that thumbnail analysis.


I am terrified of being the next her. Graduating with a physics degree (that I switched to after realizing my previous major, journalism, was neigh unemployable) which I was told would be the equivalent of Bachelors gold, only to find out it's actually only good as a foot in the door at best. Currently trying to teach myself as many programming languages as I can so I can get my computer science certs, and studying to try to take my EIT exam as well so I can grow up and be an engineer


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Jealous, no... okay, maybe a little. He ordered the Speedster and then took delivery in 90 days. If you're Simon Cowell there is no 4 year wait list, I suppose.


Sorry Magick, I'm going to have to report this post as offensive.

 

Probably got a box full of Oppos on the seat next to him too.

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Cowell is such a terrible person, but he tends to have pretty good taste in cars (if you'll excuse his Veyron).

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and that god-awful Maybach. If it's new, expensive, and exclusive, he wants it, at least for a little while. Word is he's already sold the Veyron and most of his other cars that are more than a couple years old. He likes them as he likes his women, hot and temporary. biggrin.gif
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