The crispy chickpea pasta made me drool. It looked so good!
The white gas stove with the uneven burners? My grandmother on my Dad's side had a stove just like that, with 'finicky' burners that were imperfect and uneven and made cooking more challenging. But it taught me to be flexible, and to not walk away from anything cooking on a stove top. It also taught me how to be very good at scrubbing burned stuff out of pots and pans without ruining the finish. :)
And that one guy's kids?? I could not stop laughing. Seriously, my cousin has an eight-year-old and five-year-old twins. This must be what life at home is like for her right now. Haha.