in my corner of suburban minneapolis there was a Loehmanns in a strip mall that my mom and I went to frequently in the mid 90s. my mom had the credit card and we would get wonderful coupons in the mail and go get lost for a few hours. it was my first experience with designer clothes. We showed up one day with a stack of coupons on the verge of expiring and the Loehmanns was gone. no going out of business sign, no mailings, nothing. Just and empty storefront with not a hint of what used to be there. We were so sad! I remember sitting stunned in the parking lot and my mom finally making some comment about how she should probably cancel her credit card. For a long time I actually thought that ours was the only Loehmanns in the universe.
@TheLetterL hunter gatherers don't have jobs - duh.
wait! if you simulate hunting behavior by riding your bike to the fish store maybe you can also simulate hunting behavior by not paying for the fish?
@zayetz because hunter gatherers only kept condiments in the refrigerator.
from the comments:
"Humans evolved to live under feast-or-famine conditions, and are optimized for hunter-gatherer behavior and consumption of lower calorie density foods, and foods containing higher proportions of indigestible materials than the modern diet.
The modern environment and lifestyle short-circuits these neuro-endocrine and other self-regulatory mechanisms.
Restoring a healthy balance may in some cases require restructuring the lived environment to more closely reflect conditions that humans are better adapted for.
Examples of such practices include:
Don't keep any food at home. Empty out the kitchen & refrigerator; keep only spices, condiments, etc.
Set aside time to 'forage' daily for fresh fruits and vegetables. Only purchase small quantities of food for consumption that same day.
Take a small backpack and ride a bike to stores that are far enough away that food shopping always requires a 20-30 minute aerobic workout -- simulating 'hunting' behavior. Purchase quantities that fit in the backpack.
Don't shop at grocery stores or supermarkets -- shop only at fruit stands, bakeries, fish/meat markets. Don't shop anywhere prepared foods are sold.
Consume lower caloric density foods; consume fruits/vegetables with high proportions of undigestible materials like cellulose, etc.
Don't get stuck in a rut -- try to mimic feast-or-famine conditions. Eat meals of varying sizes on an irregular schedule. Alternate the pattern -- eat a big meal on one day, small snacks the next."
@parallel-lines I grew up in Minnesota. now I live on the east coast and I miss riverfood every day. Walleye FTW!
"They called it Reconstruction, fixed the buildings, dried some tears" ???
did this guy go to school?
@garli I was in a bike accident 3 years ago that resulted in a skin graft and major scarring over about 1/3 of my right leg from below my knee to my upper thigh and all the way around in places. It's a bit better now but looked pretty raw for the first few years. Obviously coverable with pants, but who likes pants? I tell people I got attacked by laser equipped sewer sharks.
@TacoBanana I spent a summer at OSRUI and it was the worst, most miserable experience of my little life up to that point.
but 2 of my cousins went, and the both really loved it.
@Lucia Martinez yup. he started at 7 and we were out the door by 9:45. the show was meant to be an hour longer than that. it almost seemed like he was trying to beat a record, or get out of there. Still breathtaking, of course, but fast. It was hard to get into some of it at that pace. The Gavotte en Rondeau from the 3rd Partita was fun though. he took maybe 4-5 minutes between each sonata/partita.
@Lucia Martinez How long did it take him when you saw it? When he did it here it took him 2 hours (playing time) and the intermission was only about 20 minutes long. Also he barely paused between pieces. it seemed almost rushed to me. but I don't know, maybe that was just another interpretation? I'm curious what you think as a violinist.