Hello again everyone! (This is TamTams, by the way. I changed my name for October spooky fun). I know this is my first post in forever but I’ve been a busy bee at work and kinda mostly lurk now. But I’m just bursting to say that my best travel buddy and I are going to Japan next year in the spring!
I finally got an email back from a job that I’d really really like. The boss wants to set up an interview and is impressed by my resume but it starts in late May (if I get it) and I’ve got a family vacation scheduled for the first week of June. It’s been scheduled for about a year and no, I won’t not go.
So I’m curious about a work thing. This is a general question, there are no wrong answers, this is not a trick question. Just answer as honestly as you would if a friend was asking.
I hate it when I’m chatting with someone and have to carry all the conversational weight.
I’ve got another niece or nephew on the way! She was worried because she has endometriosis and the doctor told her it would be hard for her to get pregnant at all but boy howdy. She went off her birth control, dropped an egg and boom!
There’s a giraffe about to give birth at the Animal Adventure Park in New York!
There’s new Pokémon!!!! 80 Gen 2 Pokémon have been added to Pokémon Go along with the Gen 2 evolutions of some Gen 1 Pokémon like Seadra to Kingdra and Chansey to Blissey.
Hello! My best friend is having a baby shower and while I’m getting her something off her registry for the baby, I’d like to get her a more personal gift so she can have something nice for herself since I know people get very baby-focused and forget about the mom.
I just got this email from the SPLC:
The Washington Post has a great recap of some of the stuff we should be paying attention to. I find that there is just so much terrible shit going on that I can’t keep up so this was a great way to see what I need to see with links to more in-depth stories.
Duolingo has a free separate app with flash cards called Tinycards for easier memorization of lots of words. It’s currently just for iOS but they’re planning on expanding to Android soon.
I could not stop laughing at this. This is the only way I can stand listening to him talk. Turn the sound up and enjoy.
In case people missed it and would like to join, offkilterpendulum started a German Duolingo Club and I started a French one. The clubs are only on the app so far, so update your apps if you haven’t and want to join a club.
Buzzfeed is reporting that another national brand has hired one of those male Instagram youths to be the face of a campaign. He’ll be spokes modelling for a new mascara. He’s named Manny Gutierrez and I can see why they chose his for mascara because the boy does LASHES with his make-up looks.
People who say portobello mushrooms have a “meaty” texture have never eaten meat. It’s all just a lie to convert you to veganism or vegetarianism.
This is a silly distraction but I am actually torn between the two. I like to get crazy Japanese nail art done for holidays and events and this year I’ve found a really great place that literally made my dreams come true when they managed to hook me up for my cruise with some mermaid nails that looked like this (not…
I’m thinking of getting a couple of longer dresses from there for the chilly season and I was curious if anyone had bought from there. I remember hearing about Eshakti from some folks around here so I’m hoping you’ll give me some honest advice about them since reviews seem a bit scarce around the interwebs.
He interviewed Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute (aka neo-Nazis), who was recently caught on tape hailing Trump in front of applauding followers who were throwing Nazi salutes.