lillianstone
Lillian Stone
lillianstone
Staff writer @ The Takeout, joke writer elsewhere. Wrangling dogs and pork shoulder in Chicago.
Jan 22
2

Got a better marketing angle. “You can’t take a trip, but your wine can! You’ll be able to taste the sun-drenched relaxation in every sip!”

Jan 22
14

The apparent assumption that Taco Bell sells 1 burrito per hour is some serious bad faith innumeracy.

Jan 22
29

My favorite argument: “These minimum wage jobs aren’t the kind of work that is supposed to be a career. It’s the kind of job for teenagers to make spending money.” Read more

Jan 22
7

I am keeping an eye out for rummage sale signs. I want a beverage cart. 

Jan 22
4

That actually doesn’t seem to be the terrible deal that I was expecting. A quick search of some of the wines seen on their site shows the wines usually retail for $30-$35, and they’re good wines.

Jan 21
5

The kitchen in this Wicker Park (Chicago) condo listing (https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/2157-W-Division-St-60622/unit-302/home/26812516) has an island that includes both the stove and the sink — on opposite sides! The sink and dishwasher are basically in the living room while the stove is across from a window. Read more

Jan 21
8

My house, when I bought it, had a freaking nightmare of a kitchen. I got my house for about $50k below market value, because the previous home owners had done a lot of their own work. Read more

Jan 21
5

We had a dark kitchen before we remodeled. One 24" light bar with 4 x 50w halogen bulbs for a 10' x 18' space, dark brown granite counters, darker brown cabinets. Couldn’t see a damn thing. Couldn’t even really tell if the counters were dirty. Unsurprisingly, the oven was very clean. Not sure it had ever been used.

Jan 21
8

It isn’t that it is not durable (it is), but more that it is porous so it stains easily. Quartz is non-porous. You don’t have to seal it and if you let a drop of beat juice or turmeric sit on it for more than 2 seconds you can still wipe it up without leaving a stain. If you actually use your kitchen, marble and Read more

Jan 21
4

Waterfall Countertops: For When You Want To Spend 3x The Money For The Same Amount Of Counter Space!

Jan 21
1

I actually kinda like the trend of counter tops that match the backsplash, with a backsplash that continues up to the ceiling.

Jan 21
4

You know that Italian restaurant you love, where everything inside is brick and plaster and stone? But when you look up the wall by your table, you notice little red splatters all the way up to the ceiling? And you wonder how the hell that happened, and perhaps more importantly, how long has it been there? You know?