"Wow, great life-learning attitude there! I'm also trying to get through multiple books at once, though not as rigorously as you do. Bravo for the dedication.
Cheap skills that come to mind: writing (poem or prose), plant-keeping,…"
"Can't even remember where I heard that. I didn't invent it.
Might've been some feminist site complaining about how men were treated better simply because they were 'bepenised'. Seemed clever enough. …"
"Basically a chef at a restaurant starts feeding a stray dog. They become friends after a while, both trusting each other not to do any harm. One day a customer chips his tooth on a hard roll, makes a big stink about it, and the chef becomes angry.…"
"I agree, to a point. I disagree entirely about the separate finances thing, though ... at least among married couples. Not sure the best financial arrangement for unmarried cohabitating couples, though.
"Right but, other than the lentils, a lot of their plant-based protein comes from soy (which they often refer to as bean curd) which would be detrimental to his goals. And, even though many Indians would describe themselves as vegetarian, many of…"