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These, poor, poor people =(
*picks out review of drive thru cinema* fuck already done that one.
How was it by the way?
it was amazing, half the people there totally kicked off, blaring horns, driving out at about 60mph, the lot.
Then they also cancelled the rescheduled showing. I think I might take the refund now.
Anyway I'm not angry, I'm very sad for these google people
Probably better for the environment. ;-)
haha. not for your loss, but for the failings of a shit idea.
it was still sorta fun, the food was pretty good.
might try the hot tub cinema next but it's kinda gross huh
of a 60-year-old TFL union leader
Difference is, I'm not inflicting it on you guys.
Is The0.2 keeping you up at night or something?
I'm no meaner than I ever was.
How was your paella?
couldn't get the beans but honestly I think they might've been a bit much?
Couldn't make the crust happened despite banging it on max heat for another 5 minutes, so if work doesn't pick up soon ima do a little spreadsheet of the rice/stock ratios from various recipes and see if it was just way to wet or what
recommended ratio of rice to stock: 1 to 1.6, 1.7
ottolenghi ratio: 1 TO 3ish
no wonder it was wet.
Even with the gas on low, using 450ml stock to the 150grams of rice means the rice is barely cooked. We always put 500mls in but even then it's usually drying out.
ml to ml, not ml to grams
Which is 3:1. So I'm confused what you're talking about. How many mls of stock did you use to weight of rice?
1000ml stock + 100ml sherry = 1100 ml
300g rice = about 1.5 cups rice = 360ml rice
1100/360 = 3ish
But yr apparently meant to use much less stock to rice.
maybe your kitchen is magical? maybe you have a bonkers idea of what a "gentle simmer" is?
I'd guess because there are air gaps in the rice you'll find the density is about the same as water.
Our hob is really quite hot, even on the lowest setting. But it's a good frying pan and quite wide so there's a greater surface area for the water to evaporate. I think you do need to have it fairly hot but I'm not really sure what a 'gentle simmer' is either: A simmer is where you're just ticking over at about boiling point, so there's not really any way to be gentle or not. I think he just liked the phrase.
I'm now reading that with most paella rice you do actually want a 3/1 ratio. I don't even know what to believe any more
and that ratio works fine. As I say, we put a little bit more in to make sure the rice is all cooked.
I thought you said you'd never got crust on it?
We have sometimes. I mostly don't attempt to get the crust but it does happen if we burn it hotter than normal.
Not sure the recipe calls for a crust, does it?
or it's a rubbish Paella.
Also, oh look https://twitter.com/TheOGB/status/397064879276036097
I have this feeling we got the crust once but I don't know how.
I can crust Ottolenghi. I've got a paella dish, big one. Maybe you do, maybe you don't. How the fuck do I know?
I'm not sure if that makes much difference. Probably depends on how good your frying pan is.
Paella dishes are pretty cheap and you look like a badass bringing it out to the table.
chicken wings are amazing in paella and I need to make a meat-incluing one ASAP
could've been too much rice I guess. next time I'll cook half the amt in same pan and see if it's any better.
If your paella dish is one of those classic Spanish aluminium (or whatever ones) it probably makes a difference.
I passed him as we were coming out and he and Max were going in.
Amazing scenes. Might steal a baby.
just read that you want a thicker pan if you don't have the ludicrously massive flame power pro kitchens have oh god this isn't even fun any more
and some spinning action
might chuck that on the old christmas list...
with a group of people. We bought a 24" (roughly) one for about €10. Too big to take back in hand luggage on EasyJet though!
but oddly, there are some months where they just don't have them in, so I presume it's crop dependent or something.
Here's the thing: Shelling the fuckers is the most time consuming thing ever.
most people seem to be saying its brilliant to work for and the only downside is it isn't challenging?
to be honest i went into that expecting to get angry and theres nothing to get angry about
that could easily be answered by looking on Google. I reckon they'd like that. Probably eat my lunch in one of the slides too, presuming they have slides there.
I'm not chllenged on a day-to-day basis...
give me £100k+ and zero fucking challenges. Do a sudoku on the train home or whatever
if you were motivated by 'challenges' or, you know, money. Someone could grind their way up to a good salary and then be happy to have very few challenges
People who need validation through work: bit needy.
And then you post at each other and I remember that there's a different pseudonym labmonkey uses sometimes. Or maybe you use. Ho well. :D
they love for a living.
I mean I'm sure we'd all like to be paid loads of money for doing little but it pretty much doesn't happen. Obviously there are a few edge cases but it's kind of like the perception that people who 'make it' in the music industry were just lucky. Sure the record labels love to push that idea because it sounds great PR. And normally the artists in question (a) don't fully notice how much work they put in and (b) know that no one wants them to say, "Yeah I earn fuck loads but I had to spend every night of the week for 5 years either rehearsing, playing shitty gigs, sucking music exec cock or watching blisteringly awful bands in order that they would come and watch me".
It's that whole 10,000 hours thing, isn't it? I know it's contentious but the sole of the idea is that a lot of the time it's hard to see how much effort someone's put in to being where they are. It's more comforting to think they've sailed through or just had natural talent because it means you didn't piss your life away writing bullshit on forums.
but, *sigh* Theo is is right
is actually dead wrong.
I think you can be motivated to work hard at your job, whether it's one you love or not, for reasons other than requiring validation from it. Those reasons are not necessarily a bit needy.
sorry, didn't quite read it as i thought i had.
Validation from work...hmm. I thought you meant personal achievement. Which for me is the same thing because I'd like to think I can get worth out of the hours I'm awake whatever i'm doing.
You're saying that if you want someone to work their arse off you can pay them loads of money. Which might be true, but I think CocodaLOL and I were arguing about the comment:
"give me £100k+ and zero fucking challenges"
which implies not working hard for a lot of money.
What I meant was the thing that I said. It's up the page a bit. Where I said it.
you could still be working 12 hour days and not feel 'challenged'. Depends on the person (their intellect, how good they are at the job etc)
anyway, my initial issue with Jordan's post was just that it was a giant logic leap to suggest not wanting to be challenged at work = lack of motivation. Depends on what motivates you, which is a many faceted beast
That's very dismissive. Work doesn't have to be everything, but your choice of vocation can be a very big part of your life.
And not all jobs need to be vocations (just splitting hairs over word choice now, I think).
It's "need" I was focusing on there. Nothing needy about wanting to feel satisfaction at a job well done. Needing it is a whole other matter.
I wonder if people hitting the megabucks are ever content at a fixed point, you know? Like in my head I want to be making something close to 60k by the time I'm 35 and to me that sounds like more than I ever know what to do with. But then if I put in all that work and I get it do I think think weeeeeell a BIT more work puts me on 70k hmmm.
So I wonder if you stop pushing even if you're only about the monies.
They must be missing a vital part of humanity to think like this.
My boss is one of them. Six figure salary, very successful, still works like a fiend to CRUSH her annual target. And doesn't understand why I'm happy with just beating mine (because I, unlike her, don't get a proportion of that excess, genius).
There's never "enough" (not necessarily in monetary terms, but you know) for people like that. More more more.
this thread's about paella
say I want to bee earning £Xk by the time I'm X.
Anyone who doggedly puts stock in this kind of thinking and actually follows through on the promise to themselves hasn't got a scooby about a life worth living.
when they don't hit that target, which of course, they're not. They're just giving themselves something to work to, which...isn't that much of a tricky thing to understand, surely?
In your head it's some kind of all-consuming fire screaming 'you must achieve x'. In reality people just like a number they can hold on to. Vilifying the process like this gets you more het up than the phantom super-stressers*.
*There are, of course massive exceptions to this - actual suicides from lack of attainment. But that's someone with a very different problem.
if the fire's there, it needs regular dousing to keep it in check, possibly the odd dose of scorched earth now and then.
perhaps you're right. if i get to that point i WILL bump this thread to admit it.
But sometimes I think it's a comment on an extreme that i've never actually met in anyone.
fwiw it's worth, you're golden. too emo to follow the plan through. i say that as a compliment.
but either way i think i'll end up a happy bunny and hopefully that's half the battle.
but take care of yersen, yeah. x
You're one of the good ones, big man
Come 'ere you scallywag
usually I'd imagine they'd got a much better idea of what they want in the future and what they'll need to achieve it.
Unless they're a dickhead.
i only stand next to you to look *less* smug.
you realise you are earning as much as you need to do everything you want to, and that the extra work you need to do to earn more is more work than you want to do, and then you decide to stick right there.
That's when you've won at life.
I thought that Noel Edmonds comment was just the weirdest burn I'd ever suffered
and it's just endless posts about workplace ambition and people setting long-term salary targets.
workplace motivation and challenges