@Slutface And I can understand feeling awkward about it, but particularly when it's the case of just a drink... they can remake it the way she wants. NBD. Since she's a well liked, tipping customer, no one will think anything of it.
@triplea Mine too
Eyebrows are so important! I am actually a huge fan of the Elf eyebrow kit. It comes with a gel and a powder and a little brush for only $3. Highly recommended.
I liked this a lot. I'm not so great at visualizing space though; I tend to stick to human interest stories that make me cry (but they have to be hopeful, not just sad).
@snackcarts I would definitely recommend Meetup! It might take some time to find a group that has your type of people in it, but they will be out there! And the general social groups on Meetup can be a great way to learn about new/fun things going on in your area. You can also try the regular bar route. Find a bar you like, go there often, and occasionally early. Make friends with whoever works there. They will know all the other regulars, and you will become friends with them. Boom. My other recommendation is just to go to all the free events you can find that sound interesting, with the express intent to talk to new people. Lecture series/professional mixers/promotional events. I prefer the ones with free alcohol, so I can have a drink and chill out for a minute before approaching anyone. Some times it will be a total failure, but other times it will work out super well and you'll meet cool people! And don't think you have to live in NY/LA for there to be a huge number of events like this. I live near Detroit, and there are lots of options. I have had a hard time making new friends too, but these are things that have worked for me, at least to some extent.
People would definitely pay (and pay a lot) for an in home cheese tasting! You should definitely give it a shot! Also, this was wonderful.
@milena And compared with how little he's putting in his IRA and 401K!
@moreadventurous Oh yeah do the card! I totally missed that part because I wasn't paying very good attention. A thoughtful card is always the best.
@moreadventurous I say buy her a nice little bouquet of flowers or something. That way you can help her to brighten up her home for her birthday! Don't feel like you have to match what she gets for you, because she's your boss and presumably makes a lot more than you.
@ladyj I'd still get him a candle. Maybe one that smells like food.