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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Announcing baby names before they're born?
« Last post by kitkatswing on Yesterday at 08:54:49 PM »
Australian here..

If anyone asked us we told them the gender and name. The only thing we didn't say on facebook was her name prior to her birth. But if people wanted to know then we told. :)

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All In A Day's Work / Re: Oh, dear, someone stole the thief's pizza
« Last post by Jocelyn on Yesterday at 08:52:38 PM »
And brushed his teeth using my toothbrush, then put it back in the cabinet (apparently for me to use in the future).

I think you just won the thread.
Heh, I think I've won more than one 'bad boss' event with this one. Oddly enough, it's the one thing he did that I really believe was an accident. But if there's a cabinet and half-a-dozen people have toothbrushes in it, you'd think that you'd be careful to select your own brush...
Anyway, it's just context about why someone would get irritated with him, and feel like they needed to speak strongly to get him to actually listen.
I had to speak sharply once to get him to stop telling me an 'amusing' story about an abused animal. Yes, he knew I was into animal welfare advocacy, that was why he was telling me the story. I said, 'I don't want to hear it' twice, and he insisted on continuing. So I said it more loudly.

And about 8 years later, he brought it up again, at my going-away party. I'd actually forgotten the incident, but the idea that he was still ruminating over it sort of branded it into my memory at that time.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What's for Dinner?
« Last post by NFPwife on Yesterday at 08:51:15 PM »
DH took his dad out tonight so it's wine and popcorn for me!!
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Receptions / The booze is free but you can bring your own if you want?
« Last post by postalslave on Yesterday at 08:44:50 PM »
My fiancÚ and I have booked our wedding reception site/venue at a well known farm. They do weddings and other parties often and always put on a fabulous event (I've been to some Christmas parties and other weddings there, seriously awesome :) ).

They provide four food options (various proteins, fish and veg options) and an open non alcoholic bar. Sodas, water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc. What they do not provide, is alcohol. When you book the venue you and the guests are encouraged to bring your own alcohol.

My dilemma: we will be providing a bar for our guests that includes wine with dinner, beer, vodka and rum. We would love to provide more options but our budget does not agree, sadly lol.

Should I mention that there is the option to BYOB when we send our invites or would that be tacky? We were thinking of having an insert that described the venue, explained that we would be providing a limited bar and guests were welcomed to bring alcohol if they wanted but we don't want to seem rude. On the other hand, we don't want to not tell people and then have them show up only to find out they could have brought their preferred drink of choice.

Some BG: Open bars are very, very unheard of in our region. It is expected when you go to a wedding that you'll have to pay for liquor, and the price is typically 4$+ a drink.

Am I just over thinking this??
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My DH cracked his phone screen. By sitting on it. And has to send it off for replacement and pay $150. Grr.

Had that happen with hubby. He was lucky that we were able to get a replacement cheaply but I told him if it happened again he was getting the cheapest phone available.  Yes he earns the money for it but it meant we couldn't do an activity we'd been looking forward to, so I felt justified in being peeved.

We both work. He works hard. However, we just committed ourselves to pay $$$ for a training course he wanted to do, so I have been biting my tongue a lot today.

*passes the stress ball and a mug of cocoa*.  Best I can do for now :) 
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Or describing your stepchild as your child, because you hate the birth parent and know it irritates them. 

Other than that, I agree with you that it's pretty inappropriate to correct a person about her own life.

My ex is remarried and his wife refers to our children as her children.  ::)
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Family and Children / Re: New Open House Concept Shower
« Last post by Jocelyn on Yesterday at 08:31:36 PM »

Bridal shower invites have gone out. According to the invite, the shower will be a "new open house concept" and included the following instructions:

1. Shower will run from 1-4, so stop by at any time.
2. You will be greeted by one of the hostesses, or maybe even Ann herself, if she is there at that time.
3. Information about Ann's various registries was included, with guidance that as they are very particular regarding the quality of items they use in their home and stores they wish to patronize, going "off list" is discouraged.
4. Since gifts will not be opened at the shower, you will be able to leave your unwrapped gift on the gift table, and see what other wonderful gifts Ann has received! If you opted to purchase an experience for Ann from her travel registry, there will be a poster available for you to list your experience.
5. A buffet will be available, so feel free to have something to eat before you leave.



So - what do you think? If you received this invite, would you go ahead and just treat it like any other shower, or would you take the instructions at face value - assuming you would go?

I was not feeling well yesterday and watched silly movies on NetFlix.  The above could have been lifted directly from the movie "Revenge of the Bridesmaids". 
The feel of the invitation above mirrors pretty exactly the attitude in the movie. 

Except the movie was actually humorous.
Would this not make a DVD of 'Revenge of the Bridesmaids' into the perfect gift? >:D
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Last post by Jocelyn on Yesterday at 08:23:14 PM »
Last night, my Lady Jane, who went to the Bridge in May, showed up in a dream. I only saw her from a distance, but I was certain it was her. I woke up right after I recognized her.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Autocorrect Screamers
« Last post by Peppergirl on Yesterday at 08:17:26 PM »
One of my favorite recent pins on Pinterest was the following:

"Dear iPhone.  I am never saying 'ducking'.

And yes, I pinned it.  >:D

Oh, so very ditto.

My old iPhone, sadly now departed, never did figure out that given the odds, I'm *never* likely to be talking about ducks, which was really, really inconvenient when I was trying to have a blazing row with my ex via text.

Very interesting, since usually my prolific use of the word 'ducking' was when I was battling mine, too.  ;D
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My DH cracked his phone screen. By sitting on it. And has to send it off for replacement and pay $150. Grr.

Had that happen with hubby. He was lucky that we were able to get a replacement cheaply but I told him if it happened again he was getting the cheapest phone available.  Yes he earns the money for it but it meant we couldn't do an activity we'd been looking forward to, so I felt justified in being peeved.

We both work. He works hard. However, we just committed ourselves to pay $$$ for a training course he wanted to do, so I have been biting my tongue a lot today.
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