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I don't know if anyone's reading this thread anymore but I was wondering something.  ;D

I was reading a bio of someone recently and it stated that this woman had been orphaned at the age of 23.  I always thought to be an orphan you needed to be a child, I've never heard anyone refer to an adult as being an orphan.

Thoughts? I realize it's probably technically correct but it just seemed odd.

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I really have no excuse to eat as poorly as I do.

I make an okay living. I have a car, a kitchen, and local grocery stores. I have pots and pans and the internet. I have enough free time. And yet I still have trouble. I can't cook and find the whole process intimidating. Whenever I spend the time and money to cook, it generally turns out poorly and I get really discouraged. I'm stuck washing all kinds of dishes (my least favorite task) and I still have to either 1. eat something gross or 2. waste food.

So, given that I have all these options and still find cooking an almost impossible task, I can only imagine how difficult it must be for people who do not have the same opportunities that I do. If it feels overwhelming to me, how overwhelming must it be for people who live in food deserts and/or have multiple jobs and/or have no storage space etc.
Thank you, Aka. My feelings are remarkably similar to yours, especially regarding dishes and food wasting.

I also am an awful cook. Tonight I made rice. Scorched it.
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What is the money for?  Some sort of art instruction/opportunity?

Are you expected to bring her a gift in addition to the $27 for the presentation or whatever it is?

Maybe she's providing lots and lots of food and beverages?   :-\
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Food / Re: Lunch Ideas Besides Sandwiches?
« Last post by Julian on Yesterday at 10:53:44 PM »
Sounds great! I'm going to try mini quiche baked in a muffin tin and see how they turn out. I've been having Bagel Thins melts every day with one slice of ham, tomato and cheese melted on each. It has been a easy and delicious breakfast!

How did they go?
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I really have no excuse to eat as poorly as I do.

I make an okay living. I have a car, a kitchen, and local grocery stores. I have pots and pans and the internet. I have enough free time. And yet I still have trouble. I can't cook and find the whole process intimidating. Whenever I spend the time and money to cook, it generally turns out poorly and I get really discouraged. I'm stuck washing all kinds of dishes (my least favorite task) and I still have to either 1. eat something gross or 2. waste food.

So, given that I have all these options and still find cooking an almost impossible task, I can only imagine how difficult it must be for people who do not have the same opportunities that I do. If it feels overwhelming to me, how overwhelming must it be for people who live in food deserts and/or have multiple jobs and/or have no storage space etc.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Last post by baglady on Yesterday at 10:42:32 PM »
I'm unemployed and applying for work in the public information/communications/marketing field.

Last week I answered a blind Craigslist ad for a "marketing/business manager/social media" position. I got this response (some details blurred):

Hello Kendrick,
 
What we like to do is before a interview we like to see a skill set. We give all applicants a design challenge. Attached is a [picture of a thing], We would like you to take the [picture of a thing] and recreate your own design. please do a little research on what we do.
We hope to hear from you!
 
 
Please open a new email and send it to this email.
 
Thank you,
[Guy's Name]

I did respond. I told him my name isn't Kendrick, I was not applying for a design position, and when I tried to "do a little research" by clicking the link to the company website on its Facebook page, I got a GoDaddy "this domain name is currently available" page.

If they hadn't lost me at "Kendrick," they would have lost me at "a interview."
     

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I was wondering why this board had such a large group of people from Iceland on it - just seemed demographically strange. But it's a grocery store name, isn't it? That's why people keep saying "in Iceland"? You don't mean the country - you mean the store?
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Life...in general / Re: I'm having a birthday party at my house...please pay.
« Last post by MrTango on Yesterday at 10:36:07 PM »
I agree that the fee should have been mentioned in the original email.

Even if the OP had committed to attending based on the first email, I'm of the opinion that the inviter's addition of a fee to the party is a sufficient change to the original invite that it would not be rude to change her RSVP to a "no."
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Life...in general / Re: I'm having a birthday party at my house...please pay.
« Last post by cicero on Yesterday at 10:33:24 PM »
The way she presented it was bait-and-switch. The first message doesn't mention anything about money. Once she got you to commit, then she dropped the money bomb. Not cool.

At this point, you could uncommit since the story changed, or you could go along with it chalking it up to another*life lesson*
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I've invited people out for dinner for events and asked them to pay. I've been invited out and been asked to pay. What we got was the pleasure of company of the people I was out with. And, you can get group discounts sometimes.

At someone's house and someone asking me to pay? No way, I'd assume they'd have the food covered unless they ask me to bring something.
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