Since: Jan 10

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#87704 Jun 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
I'm sure her fiance's parents are starting to loooove her. So far, she's gotten him fired from a job and they're going to a school 6 hours farther away from where he was and now they're both living at their house with no jobs. Ha!
Ha! I said. HA!
Ha! indeed!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87705 Jun 25, 2013
Oh, AND my sister got full time at her *real* job. Works in a psych ward and she loves it. So, she's quitting her mall job and will have half her weekends free so I can see her more often.

Plus, the missionary group she was working with caught wind of how much school debt she has and told her she needs to work that down a lot before they'd even consider her. So, I'm hoping she figures out that Japan doesn't need any non-Japanese-speaking missionaries and stays state-side.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87706 Jun 25, 2013

Since: Jan 10

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#87707 Jun 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Oh, AND my sister got full time at her *real* job. Works in a psych ward and she loves it. So, she's quitting her mall job and will have half her weekends free so I can see her more often.
Plus, the missionary group she was working with caught wind of how much school debt she has and told her she needs to work that down a lot before they'd even consider her. So, I'm hoping she figures out that Japan doesn't need any non-Japanese-speaking missionaries and stays state-side.
THat's actually pretty wonderful of that group, to take such things into consideration (also, I do have to wonder whether they were looking for a way to tell her "Thanks but no thanks").

Since: Jan 10

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#87708 Jun 25, 2013
http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/3011272-Choc...

My friend: "I would eat half the ingredients before they ever got into the cake!"

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87709 Jun 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
That's great. That would be fun to do something while Google is filming their maps.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87710 Jun 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
http://www.tastebook.com/recip es/3011272-Chocolate-Wasted-Ca ke
My friend: "I would eat half the ingredients before they ever got into the cake!"
Now I'm craving chocolate cake. That looks delicious.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87711 Jun 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
THat's actually pretty wonderful of that group, to take such things into consideration (also, I do have to wonder whether they were looking for a way to tell her "Thanks but no thanks").
Well, as a missionary, you're basically relying on churches and people for money. So they want you to have everything tied up for the most part at home. I think it's pretty standard with most of the reputable organizations.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#87712 Jun 25, 2013
Supposed to be in Canada by now but after two delays, the flight was outright cancelled. Sat at O'Hare for five dam hours. Thanks for wasting my flipping time, United! Now to try it all over again tomorrow.

Since: Jan 10

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#87713 Jun 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, as a missionary, you're basically relying on churches and people for money. So they want you to have everything tied up for the most part at home. I think it's pretty standard with most of the reputable organizations.
"reputable" being the key word. My friend's family is full of religious people (and lots of marriages at 18/19, then pregnancy, then divorce by 21). Some are missionaries who live very high on the hog (somehow, someone donates their million dollar homes to these people to live in when they're not off doing their missionary work) but seem to do missionary work less than half the year.

My friend doesn't know how these relatives earn any money.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87714 Jun 25, 2013
Hello regs!

I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.

Now the countdown to football season starts....
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87715 Jun 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hello regs!
I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.
Now the countdown to football season starts....
Happy belated! I hope you had fun!!!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#87716 Jun 25, 2013
Well, you may as well act it, you certainly look it.
j_m_w wrote:
Hello regs!
I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.
Now the countdown to football season starts....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87717 Jun 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
"reputable" being the key word. My friend's family is full of religious people (and lots of marriages at 18/19, then pregnancy, then divorce by 21). Some are missionaries who live very high on the hog (somehow, someone donates their million dollar homes to these people to live in when they're not off doing their missionary work) but seem to do missionary work less than half the year.
My friend doesn't know how these relatives earn any money.
You don't, really, as far as I can tell. Even with the reputable organizations, I don't see how you can retire when you've made that your career. Especially since she's trying to live in the most expensive city in the world.

I don't think my sister grasps that I've been socking away money in to a 401K since I was 19 and our dad didn't just *decide* to retire when he did. We ate generic Fruit Loops and wore garage sale clothes for a reason growing up.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87718 Jun 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hello regs!
I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.
Now the countdown to football season starts....
Nice! I love weekend birthdays.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87719 Jun 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't, really, as far as I can tell. Even with the reputable organizations, I don't see how you can retire when you've made that your career. Especially since she's trying to live in the most expensive city in the world.
I don't think my sister grasps that I've been socking away money in to a 401K since I was 19 and our dad didn't just *decide* to retire when he did. We ate generic Fruit Loops and wore garage sale clothes for a reason growing up.
My friend's FIL just retired. In his 50s, doesn't have much money, wife works in retail. She has no clue why the dad thinks this is smart, to retire at 55 when you don't have a lot socked away (no health issues, etc.). HIs parents are cheap (go out to dinner with them and they say things like, "So, is this on you?" to their son -- ON HIS BIRTHDAY). She's worried they're going to run out of money and then expect their two sons to pony up cash (and it's not like they spent money on their kids -- they didn't).

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87720 Jun 25, 2013
So a couple of girls in my department got me a little bakery box of treats for my birthday. I stuck the box in the fridge here at work with a note: "Every time someone steals food, a kitten dies. Just something to think about...." Someone stuck a note below my note (typed, so I don't know who): "It's called population control. Thanks for the cake!" (They did not actually steal anything)
:)

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87721 Jun 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So a couple of girls in my department got me a little bakery box of treats for my birthday. I stuck the box in the fridge here at work with a note: "Every time someone steals food, a kitten dies. Just something to think about...." Someone stuck a note below my note (typed, so I don't know who): "It's called population control. Thanks for the cake!" (They did not actually steal anything)
:)
Heh. That belongs at passiveaggressivenotes.com .

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#87722 Jun 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Bird brains, all of them

You can tell which one is the leader though. The pecking order is clear

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87723 Jun 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hello regs!
I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.
Now the countdown to football season starts....
Happy birthday! Sounds like you celebrated your birthday exactly how you wanted to.

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