I am so, so glad that holiday gift-giving in my department tends to be confined to a $10-15 opt-in white elephant gift swap. Also, I get the appeal of giving in baked goods or other treats (thoughtful, low-pressure, tasty), but, as a young woman often erroneously assumed to be an admin assistant, I unfortunately think it would hurt me more than anything.
I clicked through the Trails website to find out more about this avocado sandwich so I could replicate it, but no menu. Details please! What made it so delicious (besides nature)? Signed, An Avocado Sandwich Enthusiast
I was preparing to cringe hard, but the first anecdote doesn't seem all that worthy of “oh, those millennials!” hand-wringing. Bringing a parent to a social event held specifically for employees and their families is not exactly having your mom sit in on your job interview.
Oh my god, the photo of him posing in the empty apartment. He looks like a cardboard cutout that tipped over.
@la_di_da "Say you're a relatively white person in the Edward Cullen to Pat Boone range"
Disagree! This sounds like a jerk version of The Secret.
My utilities are included in my rent, so $0 for now. I'm moving next month to a place with separate utilities and am trying to spend a little less time with my AC. I wish I could break up with it entirely, but, DC summers.
I did my one thing this week already: finding a primary care doctor! I have been putting this off for an embarrassingly long time. And yeah, it was kind of a hassle to track down someone who is conveniently located AND female AND favorably reviewed AND doesn't charge a membership fee (apparently this is a thing?) AND, of course, accepts new patients. It would have been reeeeeally nice if my insurance company's website had updated info on whether a doc is accepting new patients. I obviously only called docs that were listed as such and they were just like "Uhhh, where did you get THAT info?" But my zillion phone calls paid off--in adulthood cred points, I guess?
The line about New York sandwiches is making me eyerolly, but also to blame for my crankiness might be the fact that I'm not hanging out in the Southwest and eating a torta.
@TARDIStime As someone who's stressed out by the idea of going to the Costco four subway stops away, I am FASCINATED by the idea of trans-Pacific grocery shopping.