Is it ever OK to spend over $150 on an umbrella?
Does even Katie Roiphe really think that “Mockery Feminists” are a thing?
Why didn’t more of you warn me that if I bought a Nespresso machine, my life would no longer be my own?
I don’t know about the Mockery Feminists, I think there may be situations in which a $150 umbrella is appropriate and, I CAN tell you, without a doubt, as the Assistant To The CEO, who has a Nespresso machine in the outer office, that it has not only changed our lives, but probably, changed the way we do business.
How’s that for a sentence?
It’s a *lovely* sentence.
How did it change the way you do biz? I’m curious. If you don’t mind me asking.
Davek umbrellas!!!! I am finally breaking down and getting one this fall. I believe they have a lifetime “loss” warranty if you register yours. They have automatic open and close! And come in huge sizes!
Joining a company with a Nespresso machine changed my life until I started having stains on my teeth! I started using mouthwash after, but now I don’t drink it much at all for the sake of vanity.. we’ll see how I survive this winter!
You are right about Davek. I have three of them. Not huge ones–just very small (super light) and medium. They are phenomenal, and the guy who makes them (Dave K) is very responsive.
Great to know! I made the silly assumption that everyone wants huge umbrellas like me. I hate getting wet and getting my handbag wet.. Am getting the Duet this winter just for myself
Still reserving judgment on Nespresso, but I know I’d pay way more than $150 not to have to hear from Katie Rophie again!
I work for Nestlé (ice cream division), so we have a few Nespresso machines in the office, we go through sleeves and sleeves of those little capsules. I’m sorry I didn’t warn you.
Yes. Who cares. Awesome, but terribly polluting.
I did buy a Burberry umbrella years ago – $100. I still have it! IF you buy an expensive umbrella, you are less likely to lose it. I have the first Nespresso machine and love it. Use it about 3-4 times a week. Katie Rophie – eh.
My sister bought a Nespresso machine and all I can say is, it’s evil!! I once bought an umbrella for $50 and lost it within two days. After that trauma I bought two for $10 at Walgreens and have had both of them for three years now.
1. I think it would be great to have a wonderful perfect expensive near-unbreakable umbrella were it not for the almost 100% probability that I would lose it immediately. But if you never lose things, go for it.
2. I don’t drink coffee so it was a matter of indifference.
3. She seems to be fulfilling a quota of some sort.
Bought my husband a Nespresso for his birthday. Did not realize until then that you really could drink Espresso every day! We both love it. Whoo hooo!
That umbrella is beautiful. It must be nice to have rain (sigh).
No offense, but I do think there were at least hints that people had a very close attachment to those coffee machines.
But, I think coffee is good for us, so, happy for you. (In moderation, blah blah blah… ; > )
My feeling is, if someone’s writing is annoying, don’t read them anymore. Except for Mickey Kaus, whom I read sometimes if I am feeling unmotivated. He p*sses me off every time!!! It’s like a virtual B12 shot.
I don’t want to agree with Katie Roiphe, and I kind of don’t, since I love both types of feminism.
I do think she has a point, though, that the days of the unapologetic, angry feminist are for the most part over. And the humorous brand of feminism seems way to unconfrontational and inept for the shit women are dealing with at the moment.