March 5th, 2015

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Have you ever had a friend who behaved so badly toward another person (or persons!) in your group that you stopped inviting them on group outings?

Inspired by a birthday party I attended a few weeks ago. The host didn't invite one acquaintance (let's call her "A") because "A" seriously makes everyone uncomfortable whenever her ex (also a friend of the host) is around. As in, "A" will go out of her way to cause a scene. "A's" rationale was that she should have been invited and trusted to behave as an adult, but experience has taught all of us that this has yet to happen.

Don't know, don't care, wedgies caused by underwear: what is the craziest thing you have ever done?

Cold weather madness

With every snowy record-breaking freezing day that passes up here in Ohio, I'm being told that people who live anywhere that snows are crazy. If it gets this cold so that you can't go outside for more than 15 minutes without getting frostbite, humans weren't meant to live there, right? So, for all of you who live in the North, why do you stay and not move somewhere South? If your reason is money/job, do you plan on doing it someday?

DK/DC: If you live in the warm weather places, do you miss snow? Are there any downsides of being there vs here?

Advice for promoting a stand-alone eccomerce site?

I've been on Etsy for a while with some success.

I tried doing my own website, to utter failure.  I had it for six months with not one sale.

I tried promoting it through my blog (which gets okay traffic).  I tried using a coupon insert in all my Etsy packages.  I looked into Google Adwords, which are apparently way too expensive for someone with a business like mine (handmade).

My keywords are about as optimized as I think I can make them.

Does anyone have a successful, stand-alone eccommerce site?  What advice would you offer me for getting mine off the ground?

welcome to another one

Curiosity cat

I'm curious, TQC!

What's the most you guys have spent on a single shopping trip for clothing/shoes/etc.?

Do you have a strict budget?

What your most prized piece of clothing? Is it expensive? Is it an heirloom? Do you have special memories tied to it?

What do you think is too much to spend, for anyone, on a shopping trip?