TheTalentedMzRipley
thetalentedmzripley
1/10/20
6:56 PM
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Here’s one to support indigenous people affected by the fires in Australia. These communities often have difficulty accessing and receiving support, so please help if you can. This was shared by several indigenous instagrammers I follow and they fully vet these fundraisers before they post/share. Read more

1/7/20
8:05 PM
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If you like/are ok with ebooks and have a library card, I highly recommend the overdrive app for borrowing ebooks from your library. Most books also have the option to download a kindle or non-kindle format (if you’re trying to avoid amazon). While I’ll always love physical books, I like having ebooks on me at all Read more

12/12/19
9:57 AM
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We’re having our work holiday party today and we just found out we aren’t getting a bonus this year. So great mood in the office. Also we’re doing a white elephant, which I don’t enjoy because I don’t really get the stealing aspect and I really don’t want more junk. I suggested adopting a family instead, but got Read more

12/11/19
10:48 PM
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I get that; I read a lot of romance so I’m not one to judge preference, I just couldn’t get into it. I mean the insane twists that exists in the were/shifter romance category alone, remind me there is a genre for everybody to enjoy.

12/11/19
9:48 PM
4

Oh yeah! I’ve never read/seen Twilight because I’m not interested. But, if someone likes it good for them!  It’s not a make or break thing for me if my friends enjoy things I don’t, that’s what makes friendships/relationships interesting!

12/11/19
9:44 PM
4

I’m the same!  As soon as people start raving about a show, it’s like a subconscious switch is flipped and I just cannot be interested.

12/11/19
8:51 PM
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I don’t get fandoms/stans; especially the intense ones that attack anyone who maligns the cornerstone of their fandom. I think they’ve really evolved into toxic spaces who’s only goal is to gatekeep by creating increasingly silly rules about the things you “absolutely have to know” in order to be a “true fan”. I was Read more

12/10/19
1:22 PM
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There are some eco/pet safe option out there. They are more expensive, but since you’re mixing it with sand you probably won’t need as much each time. I use the below brand and have been happy with how well it melts ice/keeps snow from sticking. Read more

12/8/19
7:17 PM
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Cute! I’m not a big Christmas person, but I do love the holiday feeling.  It’s also nice to get cards, reminds you that people are thinking of you.  I posted these in a thread a few days ago, but these are mine!

12/6/19
11:18 AM
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My go to is usually alcohol (bottle of nice liquor/wine or 6pack of nice beer); it’s easy and if they don’t like it they can re-gift it to someone else or use it as a hostess/host gift. If you know they don’t drink, maybe some mocktail ingredients (bitters, shrubs, etc… they could play around with). I’m also a fan of Read more

12/5/19
10:31 PM
1

For any Megan thee Stallion fans she did a Tiny Desk Concert with Phony Ppl and it’s great; she’s got knees and lungs of steel. Read more

12/5/19
10:28 PM
1

Sorry!  Should have clarified that I was in agreement with you!  Also yikes on the politics...that’s adds another level of trickiness.

12/5/19
9:06 PM
3

I do not think bosses/owners should get gifts.  We just make donations in our bosses name, which is mildly irritating, but I also always did (prior to this job) make a largeish donation at the end of the year anyway.  She loves women focused organizations, so I think it’s an overall win.

12/5/19
8:59 PM
4

Finally got my creepy holiday cards! I’ve previously gotten a beautiful original drawing of Eartha Kitt as Catwoman from her and I love her aesthetic.

12/5/19
8:52 PM
1

I haven’t used this company, but a friend did and was happy. They can reproduce discontinued colors!  Might be worth checking out for your perfect shade. Read more