@aphrabean I just responded to another commenter that I remember glowing roses in Year of the Flood!
@samafaye Did anyone else read Year of the Flood? I'm remembering glowing roses, but I could be wrong.
@Catina Wig Damn. I can feel my blood pressure rising.
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll I feel like an awful person for feeling so pissy about it. It's just that we are finally in a somewhat decent financial place and could start to save money and really get rid of some debt, but instead we're going to have to scale back our already simple lifestyle and be in the same crappy financial situation. It doesn't help that I come from a family of savers and planners. I want to be the selfless wife, but I also want to own a pair of underwear without holes! SO MANY FEELINGS!
Anyone have any experience with financially supporting in-laws? Recent events mean that Mr. McDillet and I will need to contribute to the support of a few of his close relatives. Like, enough so that it will have a pretty big impact on us financially. I have . . . mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, we're all in this together. On the other, I'm pretty pissed that we're paying for years of bad decisions on their part. Is there a way to handle this that doesn't end in me running away in a fit of resentment?
Ok, I have an etiquette question (after 4 attempts to spell etiquette). Yesterday, I had a 14-hour workday with a 2-hour break in the evening. My husband met me for dinner at a local brew pub and we were settling in to have a nice dinner before I had to return to work for the night. I got up to use the restroom and met one of my professors with her small child. The pub was very full and she asked if we had room at our table. I laughed at first, because she said it in kind of a joking way, but then she added "no, seriously, do you have room?" Now, Mr. McDillet and I don't have kids and honestly don't regularly hang out with kids. Mr. McDillet also has some social anxiety that would make having an unplanned meal with my professor and her kid pretty torturous. Since she put me on the spot, I blurted out something about my husband not being very child-friendly, which of course sounds weird. She eventually got a table and talked to me before we left, so I don't think she was too bothered. But on a scale of 1 to 10, how rude was I to not let her join us?
@iceberg Please excuse me! I also just learned that the partner in his production company is "Snake" in Chrystal, aka, "the Reverend" from Deadwood! All of my favorite things! It's simply too much!
Boyd Crowder! Is Walton Goggins (for real, that is his name) not magnetic as hell? Related, have any other 'pinners seen Chrystal? Walton's company produced it! It's like a greener, more mystical Winter's Bone. I have it saved on my DVR and cannot bring myself to delete it because I feel the need to watch it about once a month.
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@par_parenthese Yes! The drive-thru liquor store in the town I lived in sold eggnog slushies during the winter season. They were essentially boozy vanilla milkshakes! And there was a "family size"!
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@Creature Cheeseman I would guess the cuisine increases happiness while decreasing well-being (same for drive-through liquor stores?). I would move back to La. for those two reasons alone, though!