@Beck Rea@facebook My friend is a descendent of the Donner party! She has a sense of humor about it, so might be OK with this...
@plaidowl I might steal this. I bought a vacuum last week so have a pretty good person-sized box that is begging to be made into a costume.
@laurel I know! Productivity is at an all-time low since they arrived.
So this week at work, my boss got his wife 2 miniature donkeys and they are so goddamn adorable and sweet! They are grazing in the meadow behind me right now and it is so hard to stay here and work. (Our office is on the same 10 ac property as his house, so his whole property is pretty much our office).
Also they were named before I had the opportunity to come up with the best name ever for a donkey, Hoti. I was so pissed when they gave them names (Ruby and Jessie) before I could bestow my pun-y brilliance on them. Whatever. Hopefully they have a boy-baby donkey next year.
@Scandyhoovian You'll get through it! Also a couple days of bride freakout a few weeks before isn't bad, seriously. It helped me have that last bit of desperation/motivation to get some loose ends tied up and think of a few worst case scenarios and then you realize that you've got this and can re-enter Chill Bride Mode. The wine very much helps.
Also, have you found your jewelry yet? I got my pearl stuff from this Etsy store and it is unbelievably gorgeous. I highly recommend. The asymmetrical necklaces are great.
@Brunhilde What are you doing this year?? I have been racking my brain and cannot come up with anything remotely decent and Bonni and I are hitting the thrift shops tomorrow. Best thing I've got is 80s snow bunny.
Also, what is going on this year and WHY does it have to fall on a Wednesday.
1) Really comfy slippers. Everyone loves slippers and his old ones are probably pretty gross. Every few years I get myself and my people these and everyone loves them.
2) If he drinks beer in bottles ever, get him a Clink n Drink. It is seriously the best bottle opener ever. It has big magnets on it to stick to the fridge tightly (or side of a car if you are tailgaiting), hold up to opening beers on it, AND the bottle caps fly to it and stick there. I have bought this for almost every guy I regularly give presents to and they all love it. You can also get them with sports team logos on them if that's your thing.
@wee_ramekin This is his attempt at spitting game / party promoting via mass text. He got her # and she went on some "possibilities" list that he sends all of those out to. The ones on FB get their messages that way, but these women have not divulged that info (I wonder why?) so they get the mass text treatment.
In college, there was an acquaintance of mine (who went by Firstname M. Lastname I, as in "the first" but he had no children...) who did this all the time to any girl whose number he had. Several times I was hanging out with a bunch of girlfriends and about half their phones go off at once with "Hey beautiful what r u doin?" Hilarious.
@supernintendochalmers I try to avoid the smilies, but for tone, sometimes they are necessary.
My favorite emails are from a construction superintendent I work with a lot. His name is Wade, he dips, wears suspenders because belts don't fit the potbelly, has an ever-visible coin slot, and is a VERY tough looking dude. He is actually very nice as long as you are on his mental list of People Who Get Shit Done (which I am). But he uses ALL of the smilies. :P ;) :D He tries not to be as mean as he seems, which I guess translated to smilies in email, but there it is. It is kind of adorable in a grandpa kind of way.