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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What.....wait, .....WHAT?
« Last post by Piratelvr1121 on Yesterday at 11:03:02 PM »
I'd imagine it would be along the line of "But he wouldn't be that way with me! I can change him!"
Travel / Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Last post by MurPl1 on Yesterday at 11:00:27 PM »
Love New Orleans!!

Definitely do the haunted history tour.  I've done two with this organization:  They are very knowledgeable and the info isn't just about ghosts, but a lot of actual history as well.  And you get a great tour of the French Quarter.

We enjoy getting into the Garden District and stayed there more often than not.  This last time we stayed at the Hotel Monteleone and focused on the French Quarter.  So we took the streetcar quite aways down and then walked back most of the way, and hopped on when we got to the business district.  Stopped for a couple drinks along the way.

We love the galleries along Royal.  And one of my fave businesses is Roux Royale at Royal and Toulouse. Super cute stuff in there and not all touristy.

Stop and enjoy the street performers.  Most are really impressive.  We stayed quite awhile outside of Roux Royale watching a trio just gettin' after it.  And Tonya and Dorise are usually playing along there as well.

There's tons of music along Bourbon street, (you have to dodge the strip clubs) but one of our faves is Maison Bourbon - jazz. 

Oh and I mentioned we stayed at the Hotel Monteleone- they have a very cool carousel bar.  The bar itself rotates.  Totally cool.

As for food - for fancier meals, anything the Brennan family is attached to is delish and the service is impeccable.  They family has split off and the restaurants are not all affiliated, but boy does that gene pool know how to do a great establishment.

Dang!  Now I want to go back!
33 general / Re: Volunteer gift dilemma
« Last post by Jocelyn on Yesterday at 10:59:01 PM »
And what about me? I don't like coffee.  ::)
Personally, I'd be rather embarrassed if someone made the point of giving me a separate gift from the rest of the group, making a point that I don't like coffee.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What.....wait, .....WHAT?
« Last post by jedikaiti on Yesterday at 10:57:40 PM »
Agreed. I have no idea why some women are ok with dating/marrying a man who has a child from a previous relationship he never bothers to support or see. To me, that speaks volumes about his character (or lack thereof!).

But also about the character of someone who would date them knowing this.

SithKaiti has an idea for such people, but I'm stuffing her with fruitcake and making her be quiet.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: May I brag on my son >
« Last post by JenJay on Yesterday at 10:57:15 PM »
I'm impressed!  :)
36 general / Re: Need advice from Catholic Ehellions
« Last post by Jocelyn on Yesterday at 10:48:52 PM »
I'm sorry for your loss.

When I took conversion classes, I was taught that it always appropriate to offer a stipend whenever one requested that a mass be said. The idea is that you are providing for the support of the priest while he is devoting his time and prayers for your intention. A priest could respond to an exceptionally generous donation by making a donation of his own, or by offering additional prayers and Masses on behalf of the deceased.
You might call a funeral home and ask the funeral director what is considered standard in your area.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
« Last post by gmatoy on Yesterday at 10:40:51 PM »
My cousin saw some of the aprons I made for my daughter's family and she told me that I had done such a good job! (This is the cousin who sews like a dream, did 4H, and made her own clothes is school. I'm mostly self taught.) It made my heart sign!
All In A Day's Work / Re: If you had bothered to ask beforehand....
« Last post by Kiwipinball on Yesterday at 10:39:51 PM »
If she thought everyone knew,

But how would everyone know? ??? Acccording to OP, she assumed OP knew because she (coordinator) had been working on it for 6 weeks. Such an assumption makes no sense.  Are people supposed to keep track of what she works on?

If she thought she had talked to everyone about it. Obviously she did a poor job of organizing, but had everyone known, I would not find the e-mail inappropriate, that's what I'm trying to say. OP's response was perfect (and organizer apologized, so bonus! Someone recognized their screw up). But as a PP said, I've sometimes thought I talked to one person about X, when it was really another person. Clearly she should have done a better job.
Family and Children / Re: Passive-aggressive uncle
« Last post by ezbliss on Yesterday at 10:38:36 PM »
I'm wondering though if he would like to join the conversation but feels left out? Next time, think of ways to include him perhaps.

Suffice to say he has no interest in the things we were talking about.  And, he stays busy.....grilling, walking around, in/out of the house, back and forth to the garage.  And, various other people had conversations going on.

This is not a shy man.  He has no problem joining a conversation if he wants to.
40 general / Re: Odd Restaurant Tipping Situation
« Last post by Jocelyn on Yesterday at 10:38:06 PM »
This probably happens a lot, but I'm surprised the woman didn't bolt/run.
She probably knew that the restaurant definitely wouldn't put up with her eating and running out on the check.
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