Canvassing on the street for nonprofit donations would make my skin crawl. I would run away screaming after 2 minutes! Also cold calling and sales would suck. Working for a deep cleaning service would be nightmarish, also teaching most ages of children, working in a hospital or cubicle, or anything corporate in general.
I am a college graduate, 33 years old, and a cook/baker/barista lifer because it's what I like. I can't think of one grownup job I might like besides being an optician. It would be fun to help people pick out the perfect pair of glasses. That, or tattooing.
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll
Whoops, I remembered wrong. They were invented for woodworking and adopted by cooks before being offered as pedicure tools. Thanks for pointing that out!
The animal pictures didn't bother me, but the lotus one sure does, and so does the honeycomb. Lotus roots are the worst, I'll freak out if I see one at the market. And I also hate when a cucumber or melon has a hole all the way down the middle. Sucks because I'm a cook, and it's hard for me to bring myself to serve a cucumber with a triangular hole all down the middle. :\
You know what this made me think of? I learned somewhat recently that Microplane zesters were originally designed for shaving foot skin. I wonder which manicurist first looked at her shaving tool and thought, you know what this would be good for?! Shaving a nice chunk of parmigian-Reggiano into my risotto!
@Amber I have done similar things to my own face from tipsily riding a bike... several times. I have finally learned my lesson, but one thing I do recall is that it takes surprisingly little time for those scabs to heal since they're on your face. If I remember correctly, the scabs were gone in less than a week. As for the black eye, I was once able to conceal one by just using a little extra of my favorite burgundy eyeshadow. Fast healing to you!
I used antiperspirant when I was younger but I far prefer the way I smell when I use perfume oil instead. You know, the little vials of scented oil you get at Whole Foods. I usually use jasmine or Amber Sandalwood, right in the pits. I smell better since I quit shaving several years ago too. Sometimes I use a Burt's Bees spray deodorant, it smells like lemon and herbs. In the PNW, nobody cares if you'd rather smell like a human being.
@Verity IPA. Mmmm, Bee-er.
The American scone recipes cited in this little blurb sound like they'd taste pretty similar to the ones I make... i.e., awesome! I mix mine up in the kitchenaid, but oh so gently and minimally that they come out of the oven ready to melt in your mouth. I stole the recipe from a fine-dining place where I was the pastry cook for a while. I usually make mine with dried currants and lemon zest. I've also made the recipe with great success mixing in chives and cheese too. I've never had a scone made from a British recipe!
The Starbucks ones do suck, like SO BAD. Huge, super-dense and dry as can be. Not even in the same category. The scones made at my work always suck that bad too, all the food is vegan there but that can't be the only reason why!
@nonvolleyball I also grew up in St. Louis!! I didn't know other American children didn't have to do comedy for their candy until like THIS YEAR.
When I was 10 or so, my little sister and I made the mistake of knocking on a door at the bottom of our street in Glendale. Inside the house was the oldest couple we'd ever seen. The ancient woman using the iron lung made my sister stand on her head or something as a trick, and then her husband brought us each a nickel or something. The lady sounded like Darth Vader. We were so creeped out and awkwarded.