TheTalentedMzRipley
thetalentedmzripley
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
3

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
3

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
3

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
3

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
4

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

11/27/19
3:43 PM
4

Sending all my warmest, most comforting thoughts and emotional strength to anyone who has to be with difficult/unpleasant/abusive family. I no longer see mine as my sister became a maga nut job and my sanity is more important to me than “family”. I hope you all travel safely!

11/27/19
12:43 PM
1

Not sure, but I’m steering clear as a precaution.  Don’t want any emergencies during dinner!

11/27/19
10:35 AM
2

Me neither! But my good friend is one of the people and she’s spent years sorting out the foods she’s allergic to so I know it’s not just being picky (it’s something about allium). I have found lots of suggestions for cumin in place of garlic, not the same but adds richness. And celery, fennel, or sautéed radishes Read more