April 27, 2010
Off Topic Stuff
Chuckâ€™s Life Advice â€“ Items not to skimp on
Preface to Preface: I am not very old, very wise. Often, Iâ€™m not too bright. I like my life, Iâ€™m a happy guy. I general, when people ask me for non-poker advice I donâ€™t like to give it because I consider my current outlook on the world in general a bit biased. BUT â€“ there are some things I would tell anyone without flinching and consider it solid advice. This will be covered in Chuckâ€™s life advice.
Preface: There are a lot of things you will have to buy when you finally get your own place. Some of them you will ruin â€“ so no need to buy a nice one. Like a TV stand. Iâ€™ve never owned a nice one, I guess you could buy a REALLY nice one, but I find that the difference between a $100 TV stand and a $600 TV stand is not worth it (from experience =/).
Anyway, I will add those on a later date and I will also not post the preface always. Also, I will not post the preface to the preface, SO, if someone is like â€œlol, Iâ€™m supposed to listen to some guy who at one point drank more miller lite in a week than he did water?â€ â€“ you can be like â€œnah read the advice, itâ€™s pretty simpleâ€.
SO â€“ Items not to skimp on â€“ we are going to cover 2
1 â€“ Can Opener.
The amount you spend on a good can opener vs. a crap one (TRUST ME I HAVE OWNED A CRAP ONE! YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE ONE â€“ THROW IT OUT!) is not much.
Wait, damn, $13 for a crap can opener? Jeez. Anyway, it seems a fancy one is $9 more. It is a must. I do not eat much out of cans. But, when I am eating out of a can I am hungry. Which is why Iâ€™m eating out of a can. I have opened enough cans with a leatherman to know you donâ€™t want to do that. Trust me, buy a nice one.
Why this item?
As a man who does not open many cans, I found the upgrade significant and a new can opener was the best Xmas gift I received in 2009. Hands down.
2 â€“ Toilet Paper.
I know. I used the crap stuff for years. Then I donâ€™t know what happened. I bought this huge thing from costco and it ended up being crappy crap crap crap paper. Worst thing ever. Splurge on toilet paper. Or rotate. I think Iâ€™ll rotate.
Stupid smug Charmin bear. All I know is that if I was in the woods and saw a bear wiping his ass I would either never drink again or probably be dead minutes after because there is 0 chance thatâ€™s not some sort of distraction to trap me.
The chance for you is non-zero if you at any point in your life would have a picnic or â€œpic-a-nicâ€ basket because it could be an over the top scheme to steal the aforementioned basket. Personally, I find picnics kind of annoying. Though blankets on grass are nice.
Why this item?
I would not consider paper towels a must â€œbuy the nice onesâ€ type item, so I feel like Iâ€™m not biased.
Damn, that was longer than I thought it would be.