@lavender gooms Maybe buy a pack of stick on name tags, cut off the "hello my name is" on top and cut/color in with markers as needed?
Exes have a radar, don't they? A my-ex-is-moving-on-better-do-something-to-impede-that-progress radar? Ugh. However, the comments above about cake vs. ice cream and root beer floats have led me to thinking about gin gimlet/gin and tonic floats? Using lime sherbet, maybe? Is this a good idea or a horrible one?
@Lyesmith If you like your coworkers, you can bring up after-work drinks. I've also taken classes for fun at a nearby university, which is good practice for making small talk with strangers if nothing else. There's also meetup, though I haven't used it myself. Oh, and if I had more free time, I'd volunteer, which has in the past also been a good setting for meeting people. You could also start a book club or something like that and strongly encourage your friends to invite their friends, to expand your circle?
@frigwiggin I'm attempting an apple galette this weekend. Wish me luck, I have questionable luck with pie crust/pate brisee!
Let's all re-read the "Girls and the Hot Mess" article from The Billfold instead!
Can I ask a nitpicky question about Oxi soaking? I've been making the paste, which mostly works but also frustrates me because it's not a paste that sticks, it's a wet sand clump that sometimes just falls off the fabric and argh. Can someone who uses it as a soaking agent give me some idea what the ratio should be? like 1-2 scoopfuls for one of those standard all-purpose buckets filled halfway?
@Scandyhoovian Ugh that's what made me so much more upset, they did understand her identity and manipulated certain traits of a culture with which she identifies to turn that into a weapon to be used against her.
Hmm, I can't tell if the Clorox wipes are flushable, but I guess I can check that if I can find one of those to-go packets at a store? The setting things on fire and tiny Lysol bottles sound like good ideas too, though I'm not sure park security will let either of those things into the park.
I'm clearly aiming to be the COOLEST person at this festival, with my portable stash of cleaning supplies.
@NeverOddOrEven Oh, I had no idea! I mostly just want something to trick my brain into feeling less grossed out, and flushable baby wipes (or sanitizer dispensers, I had no idea port-a-potties came with those now) should totally work for that. It's mostly a psychological battle I'm fighting here.