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Travel / Re: LA to Miami - Road Trip Baby!
« Last post by MinAvi on Yesterday at 11:20:55 PM »
So we are less than 2 months until our massive trip!

The Air BnB's, hotels, car, van and flights are booked. The visa waivers processed. The packing list started and the road trip playlist is being compiled. So excited!

We are managing to hit a few of the amazing National Parks - Sequoia, Grand Canyon, Arches, Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain. We have a few days in the big party towns Vegas and New Orleans, as well as a few weeks of wandering in the non touristy parts of Colorado and Texas. We will then attend Comikaze and Halloween Horror nights in LA.

7 weeks. 5500 miles. 1 couple. Epic.

59 days and counting!
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: non-cake ideas for birthday candles
« Last post by MinAvi on Yesterday at 11:00:01 PM »
I eat Keto. (Low carb, mod protein, high fat)

I have 2 go to desserts.

1) Keto Cheesecake - I usually make it crustless as DH seems to have a reaction to the almond meal.

2) Chocolate cheesecake mousse - super simple. 1 block room temp cream cheese, 3 tablespoons dark chocolate coco, 3 tablespoons sweetener (I use truvia or stevia granulated), 1/2 cup heavy cream. Beat together until creamy, spoon into glasses and chill in the fridge until set.
Family and Children / Re: Cafe Owner's Plan to Deal with Tantrums
« Last post by fountainof on Yesterday at 10:53:28 PM »
How about when children are in other's care?  I would think reasonable discipline/correction would be allowed no? 
All In A Day's Work / Re: The shortcut -- am I being unreasonable?
« Last post by lorelai on Yesterday at 10:29:36 PM »
I might say with a smile, "wait I'm the prima Donna in this situation?" If he can joke, so can you.
All In A Day's Work / Re: Dealing with comments from customers
« Last post by VorFemme on Yesterday at 10:07:07 PM »
One store has put tape across the chip reader slot, so that it a bit more *obvious* that I need to swipe, no matter what type of credit card I might have in my hand.

Why can't the danged things come with some kind of cover that is removed once the chip option is activated?  It would be so simple.  Or, they could pull some tape out of stock or their office supplies and use the one in the first paragraph did.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Last post by greencat on Yesterday at 10:03:59 PM »
Dear cats following me around the neighborhood at night,

Where did you guys even come from?  You aren't my cats.  You don't want pets.  You don't get noms at my house.  Why are you chasing me?  I feel like I'm in a certain Alfred Hitchcock flick except with a feline instead of avian menace.

The perfectly sane cat lady.
87 general / Re: Shoes off in store?
« Last post by Isisnin on Yesterday at 09:59:31 PM »
Another in the "no shirt, no shoes, no service" camp.

Many of the libraries I've been too have comfy chairs for their patrons. This thread makes me wonder if libraries have a policy about taking shoes off.

What say ye librarians out there?
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Last post by Julian on Yesterday at 09:51:22 PM »
Dear Morty and Salem

Black cats walking half a step ahead of their human, in the dark, is a recipe for pain.  For you and me as well.  Please stop it.


the food lady.  Who is thinking of getting them LED collars...
All In A Day's Work / Re: The shortcut -- am I being unreasonable?
« Last post by Onyx_TKD on Yesterday at 09:34:09 PM »
If someone is the only person doing something, then you can't help but "single someone out" when you need to talk to him about how his behavior affects you.  I spoke to our manager more about the extreme vehemence of his response than the actual issue.   

Sure, and I think that picking on the behaviour of walking by your desk is a poor choice for singling out a colleague in your first month at a new job.

Walking that close behind someone who is working at their desk is not a normal part of cubicle setups IME, especially when there is a clear aisle for people to get between the hall and their own cubicles. Even if the cubicle setup makes walking that close behind someone is unavoidable (which this one does not, since there are aisles available), passing that close so quickly that the OP feels a breeze from his passing is dangerous and inconsiderate--even without the danger of spilling hot coffee, all it takes is for the OP to lean back a few inches without realizing he's coming and she'd get clobbered in the head.

In grad school I worked in a setup where colleagues truly did have to walk pretty close behind me to get to their desks--I had a sort of half-cubicle where I sat back-to-back with the chair for the opposite desk and the only path to the desks neighboring desks was to walk between me and the opposite desk. But even in that setup, I didn't have to deal with behavior like the OP describes--people were considerate enough to weave around seated colleagues without crowding them too closely and waited politely if others had to shift around before there was space for them to get by. I certainly never had someone rush by so closely that I felt in danger of having hot coffee spilled on me!
Family and Children / Re: Cafe Owner's Plan to Deal with Tantrums
« Last post by Katana_Geldar on Yesterday at 09:26:58 PM »
For me it's not about a stranger talking to my child, in usually ok with that, it's about a stranger thinking they have the right to discipline my child. That's not right. Only two people have that, myself and DH. We have agreed how to do this and back each other up, anyone else including close relatives will be just confusing.

With a stranger it's even worse. They don't know me or my child or what he's like. If you have a problem with my parenting, talk to me or forever hold your peace.
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