October 22nd, 2013

Madeline woe

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My grandma passed away today, and her funeral is on Friday.

My daughter has a black pair of pants and a black sweater. Would that be appropriate, along with a purple shirt (one of Grandma's favorite colors)?

Obligatory second question: how old was the oldest person you knew, related or not? My great-grandpa lived to be 95, and I knew a lady that was 100 (or 25 - her birthday was February 29).
  • h20

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When applying for a new job when you already have another job, how likely is it that they will contact your current employer to confirm that you're working there?

I *really* don't want my current employer to find out that I'm looking for other jobs.
Happy Little Jesus

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Share your favorite joke.

Anything super hilarious ever happen to you? What about embarrassing? Share the story.

What's the most hilarious or creepy thing that your child has ever said to you?

Any funny memes you wish to share?

Keeping it easy, breezy.

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Imagine you and someone who used to be a good friend had a falling out a couple of years back; harsh words were said, feelings were hurt, and you decided to sever the ties and tell them you didn't feel you could be friends with them any more. Now you want to be friends again, so you send them an email to try and rekindle the friendship; what do you say?

Or from the other side, ff you received an email from the ex-friend who had chosen to end the friendship, trying to rekindle it, what would you want it to say? Would you respond positively to it? Ignore it? Take it as an opportunity to re-open the argument that ended the friendship? Tell them where to shove their friendship? Something else?

Small Gift Delivered?

TQC, what's up?

I want to send a someone ( a boy someone if it matters ) a small (hopefully inexpensive) gift. We live a ways apart and I think it'd be a neat way for someone to know you're thinking about them. Maybe chocolate something... or a random trinket.... I don't want to be super cliche.

Question A + B: Is this a good idea? Or is it weird coming from a girl to a guy?

Question C + D: What should I send? And are there companies that do this sort of thing, or do I have to just order something from amazon or the like and have it shipped to his house?

Serious and non-serious answers welcome. 
Robert Downey Jr.
  • phyncke

Aging parents...

Has anyone had to deal with aging parents? Just wondering. I am currently researching options (local services - I do not live in their area) for my parents who are 75/83, both doing very well but it is always good to have things planned. We (my brothers and I) are planning on having a talk with my parents over the holidays (Christmas) to see where my parents are in terms of planning for their elder years. Has anyone had to do this sort of thing? How best to approach it with them? My mother sometimes get angry if surprised so I am planning on letting her know in advance that this subject will come up.

Any shared experience on this is welcome.
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Etiquette question

There's a group of 4 of us. A and B are closer, and C and D are closer within the group, but everyone is good friends and goes back 7+ years.

I want to ask them all to be in my wedding, however I want one to be (co) maid of honor with another (separate, E) friend of mine. Do I ask everyone privately, or can I do it as a group?

I like the idea of getting some wine labels on Etsy (that say will you be my bridesmaid etc) and gluing them on some bottles since we all love wine.

I'm asking because I don't see them individually very often. We e-mail/text all the time, but get together monthly for dinners. Everyone is just so busy and we each live 1- 1.5 hours apart. I can always mail them a card to individually ask them, too.

I don't know! Sometimes the 'closer' friend and I will get a drink before our monthly dinners - maybe I could ask her then? Idk. Maybe I'm overthinking this, since one will be on a different "level" than the others or whatever.

Side note - is it weird to have 2 matrons of honors? TBH I am doing it because:
-I can't pick between them
-It kind of sucks sometimes to be MOH and at least the duties would be split
-One is planning a wedding of her own and lives out of state and I don't want to overwhelm her

Thanks! I'm not very bride-y. I know there's wedding communities, but this is more active and has a wider variety of people.

nirvana 12


What is lean?

I'm following this facebook thread of drama from people. They are basically calling all of each other out to fight. It's amusing. One of the ladies said the following:

Rae *****: I'm smoken a fatty now and sippin some lean just waitng on and inbox das all

What the hell is lean?
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
  • lunasol

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Hi, TQC. I'm starting to come across jobs that ask for cover letters and resumes, and I'm new to all of this. I submitted a cover letter and resume for a job, and the person in charge replied thanking me for the application and to say they would contact me if they want me to go in for an interview. Do i respond to that email? What might i say?

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TQC, I am going to Seattle for a weekend in November. My 2 friends and I will be taking the Amtrak and staying for 3 nights.
I'm struggling to find a hotel, do any of you have any suggestions? Ideally it would meet these desires:
Within walking distance of tourist attractions (pike place market etc)
Close to amtrak station
Free wifi
and reasonably priced.
I've never stayed in the city itself so I have no idea :(