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Shannon - GlassMistress
2014 Christmas ornaments (santas). Yea or nay?
Of course! - Signs Point to LB from Android
Angels and snowmen too - Janet from FFHound!
Janet, I was thinking just one design, different every year ... Collectible kinda. - Shannon - GlassMistress
That sounds like a really cute idea. - Heather
Ooh, collectible is a grand idea! - Janet
good idea Shannon - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Spidra Webster
"Now THIS is a suit!" Photo by uncalar on Instagram. Since Instagram doesn't work with FF Bookmarklet, I'm uploading a screenshot.
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My first thought: "Is that Eivind?" - John (bird whisperer)
So not just me. lol - Heather
Crying my eyes out at 4 am because 3 months is not enough time. I can't stop thinking that we're gonna be homeless again.
OK. Deep breaths. *gentle hugs* - Pete : Team Marina
How can we help? - Mo Kargas
Oh honey. I'm so sorry you're in this situation. Are there no organizations locally that can help? *big big hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I don't know. Convince landlords that someone on section 8 who has dogs can be a good tenant? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The only advice I'm getting is take my dogs to the shelter. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Is it really hard to find section 8 that will allow dogs? - Jenny H. from Android
Yes. And I'm lying and saying I only have two. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
People who own houses in decent neighborhoods are reluctant to rent to people with a section 8 subsidy because they think they won't maintain the property or be good neighbors. Crime spikes in a neighborhood, people blame it on section 8. So far the only place I've seen that didn't have "no dogs" in the listing was a raggedy little house with a questionable fence, right next to what appears to be a popular illegal dumping site, and had (maybe gang?) graffiti everywhere on the block. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's no good. :( - Jenny H. from Android
That's tough. Did the landlord just add the no-pet clause? If so, you might want to check to see if California has laws against that. If they don't, I know it's tough but you might want to start looking for good homes for your dogs. You have to do what is right for your son. I'm so sorry. - Shevonne
((((((Starmama)))))) - vicster: full-bodied
Do you need a reference? I'll speak up for you, you know. *more hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
The landlord won't paint the house so the housing authority will cancel my voucher if I don't find another place by the end of November. I've been trying to find homes for 2 of the dogs for nearly 3 years. I know literally zero people who are responsible pet owners who want chihuahuas. The shelters are overrun with them and they're euthanized in pretty high numbers. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And I can't even keep my appts straight or keep up with the housework or my medicine or all the things due, how the fuck am I gonna do this? I don't even have gas to go anywhere half the month, how I'm gonna look? Pay owners $20 or more each for credit checks that tell them my credit's horrendous? packing? Organizing? I've barely begun & I'm falling the fuck apart. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Any way to negotiate with the landlord to knock off some of your rent if you round up some volunteers to paint? - Trish R
Paint a 2 story house free? Probably needs old paint removed first. And scaffolding and everything? Don't see that happening for free. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dude obviously don't give a fuck about us he don't deserve nothing free anyway - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe a chihuahua-specific rescue organization can help you find good homes for the dogs (if you need to do that to be able to get a Section 8 rental that works)? - Spidra Webster
Go to local pet stores in neighborhoods you would actually want to live in, and hang a sign on their bulletin board, asking for an apartment, Sec-8 & pets ok. Be honest and say exactly what you have in the way of pets (amount, size, breed, etc.). - April Russo
I read it could cost $2000 to $4000 and up to paint a two story house. I would donate $200 but i don't think that would get you very far. :( - Todd Hoff
I think April has a good idea, maybe people who like dogs already would be more open. maybe a few references can change some "no dog" people's minds? - Heather
I don't know if there's anything similar in the East Bay but in SF there's an SF Chihuahua Meetup. I know it's not easy for you to get to SF but maybe you know someone who can do it for you. That could be a good place to network for prospective dog owners. I think it's really difficult to rent in the Bay Area with a dog even if it's not Section 8, unfortunately. But I think April's idea is a good one if there's a chance of finding a Section 8 landlord who's fine with dogs. - Spidra Webster
I'm so so sorry. It's just so unfair. I can offer help moving if needed. And boxes. And maybe help finding a home for your dogs? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'm sorry. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Big squeezey hugs xx - Melly - #TeamMarina
If someone could take Daisy & Violet to a no kill shelter that'd help. I've been emailing orgs but no response yet. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Are they both chihuahuas? How old are they? If you can send a photo, I'll reach out to some friends who are dog-friendly. <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'd like a photo of the dogs too, Mandy. I can put the word out on ExploreSacto's Twitter account. - Corinne L
I really want them to go to a rescue, because I haven't socialized or trained them well. There's a go fund me veterinary fund with about $100 so I can include $50 with each dog toward spaying. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
OK, I'll put the word out here. - Corinne L
Eric - It's My Thing
What you don't want to hear, "Mom I can't breathe". What you don't want to do, book it to the ER. What you don't want from the doc, "it's not getting better, we'll need to check you in." What you don't want the ER to say, "you'll have to take an ambulance to the other side of town and check into the PICU." Where we don't want to be. Here.
:( - Heather
Oh no! :-( - vicster: full-bodied from FFHound!
:( Sending good thoughts your way! - Katy S
:( - Janet from FFHound!
Oh no. Thinking of you and Elena. I hope your kid recovers well. - Anika
I hope they can get everything worked out quickly. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thinking good thoughts! - Victor Ganata
*huggle* - Alix May
Ooof. Thinking of you all right now. I hope they're able to get everything sorted quickly. - Jennifer Dittrich
Praying for you and your family, and hoping the docs get things sorted out quickly. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Looks like we will be overnight guests at the Children's Hospital PICU. Swelling hasn't gone down and no diagnosis as of yet. - Elena from FFHound!
Thinking good thoughts for all. - Betsy
:-( *hugs* - John (bird whisperer)
:( - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Best wishes to you and yours. - Steve C Team Marina
Oh dear! Hoping she gets on the mend quickly! Thinking of you guys. - SAM
Oh man, good wishes coming your way. - Marie
:( - ellbeecee
Oh, man... I hope everything is okay. My thoughts are with you guys. - Bren
Are you at Children's Hospital at Memorial Hospital in the Springs? If so, I'm about three blocks from you. If you need something, email or call 719-357-5297. - Steele Lawman
Thinking of you and hoping you get some answers soon. - Anne Bouey
Hope everything turns out ok. - rönin from FFHound!
Praying for y'all. - Signs Point to LB from Android
Sending good thoughts! - Galadriel C. from Android
Sending good juju your way. - Kristin
Prayers and good thoughts for you and yours. - Friar Will
Hope everything turns out OK! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
You guys doing better after 6 hours? - Joe
Sending good thoughts too! - imabonehead
Still in the PICU. Good news is the swelling has gone down. Bad news is they still don't know what's causing it. Hoping to be discharged in the AM. - Elena from FFHound!
I'm so sorry you guys are still without answers, but I'm glad the swelling is reduced! You're all in my thoughts. - Jenny H. from Android
How are things this morning? I hope you all had a better night ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
So frightening. Much love xx - Melly - #TeamMarina
Oh no. :( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - Yolanda
crossed fingers and hugs also from here! - Xabaras (G.O.)
I hope things are much better today. *hugs all around* - vicster: full-bodied
Waiting to be discharged. The nurse says we're going home but have yet to see the dr. - Elena from FFHound!
So glad you guys get to go home. - Tamara J. B.
Home now. Ahhhh. - Eric - It's My Thing
Whew. - Steele Lawman
Wow. I'm glad everything is OK. *hugs* - Monique Judge
Gah! Sorry to miss this. How is it going today, do they know what happened? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
in my prayers... - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
We've been home for a few hours now and everything seems to be ok. Will follow up on Friday with our regular pediatrician for back to school release and referral to an ENT or allergist. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated :) - Elena from FFHound!
So scary for you all! I hope you get answers soon! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Andrew C (✔)
Strange. My tear ducts were leaking fluid earlier despite my not experiencing any significant emotion nor physical stress.
Are you out of your Vulcan mind? - Victor Ganata
Flushing the system? - Heather
Teach me to be hoo-man. - Andrew C (✔)
Big Joe Silence
youngest is going around the house with a bubble level checking all the photos and frames hanging from the wall...and then straightening them and making a note of it on a notepad. :P
Hahahaha, awesome!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
<3 - Heather
Should be interesting to see whether you just get a list of non-compliant items or a bill for correcting them. - Greg GuitarBuster
oh, she was just documenting her work. she knows who runs the show here. wife, of course. - Big Joe Silence
Put in a good word for me? I want a nice cushy position when she takes over the world. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I'm super into this idea.
Forgot to link one of the manufactures - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
OOH! I want one! - Julian
I really dig these. - SAM
Seriously I could totally live in one of these easy. I'd set it up with solar as well in a perfect world. This is just one style there are a bunch out there. Efficient nice and liveable. Thurs - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
This is my dream house...his & hers. But I'd want both to have a kitchenette, not just the one. - April Russo
There's a show called Tine House Nation (FYI). I'm not sureI could do it, but I would love to try. - Heather
I could do it, I'm 99.99999999% sure. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I could do it if I didn't have to share my space with someone else. (which is why I'd need his & hers tiny houses) - April Russo
Tried sleeping on the couch to help my shoulder. Now both shoulders hurt and my back is stabby. WTF body, I'm only 30!
Wait till you get to 40. It's more awesome. I guarantee. - Eric - It's My Thing
If it keeps up like this, I won't make it past 50. - Heather
Holly's favorite Anna
When cooking ramen noodles on the stovetop takes far too long...
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Note: it costs $4.99, which seems pretty steep for appealing to the ramen crowd. - Holly's favorite Anna
I saw that in my store and looked at it. As I recall, it said it takes 5 minutes to cook the ramen. Since cooking time in boiling water is 3 minutes, I'm not sure how they are claiming it cooks the noodles in half the time. - Laura
You have to get the water to a boil, which can take a few minutes. Still... - Walt Crawford
I've heard weirdly positive things about it. - Heather
Melly - #TeamMarina
21 years since my Daddy died. This is one wound time doesn't heal. #fb
**hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm sorry, Melly. These kind of anniversaries are so very tough. Hugs to you and a hat tip to your dad, who played a big role in making you the Melly we know and love. - Corinne L
*hugs* - Johnny from iPhone
*hugs* - Heather
*hugs* - Big Joe Silence
*hugs* - Katy S
Sorry, Melly... - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
*hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
(I know, same here) *hugs* - Xabaras (G.O.)
I called my parents an hour ago. They didn't pick up. And haven't called back. WTF parents, are you having a life or something? #AdultChildrenProlems
op sorry my cats borrowed them, didn't they return them? - Sir Shuping is just sir
They went camping. x_x - Heather
Silly Heather didn't check the woods - Steve C Team Marina
Melly - #TeamMarina
Back to work for Josh today. Melly has a sad :o( #fb
I have a day off - Johnny from iPhone
Wanna come over and help me do the dishes? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'll come over! you have a transporter right? - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm doing my own dishes! - Johnny from iPhone
I'm doing the groceries first. - Melly - #TeamMarina
*snuggles* - Heather
*snuggles in on the opposite side from Heather to make a Melly sandwich* - Big Joe Silence
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
My brother flaked.... Damn
Yup, no con for me.... I was gonna see Wheaton and play dive games too dang it. Also the Doubleclicks go on a tour like right after so o won't get to hang out with Angela for a while. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
Bummer. - Steven Perez from Android
:( - Heather
If you're broke when it comes around next year, contact them to volunteer. You won't be able to do just as you please, but you will get some time where you don't have to work and you can get in for free. Just about any con needs a lot of volunteers to run. - Spidra Webster
Is this for Rose City? - joey
Joey, yup. I really wanted to go today. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
Joe, next year let me know...the organisers overlap with ECCC and I can help hook you up with them :) - joey
I'll take you up on that. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I need a hug. :(
(gentle hug) *fixes broth and/or tea* - Corinne L
*hugs from M and I * - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze xxxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
*hug* - Kevin Johnson from Android
*hugs* - Betsy
*soft shoulder punch* - Marie
*hugs* - Victor Ganata from iPhone
*huuuuuuug* - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
*squeezies* - Heather
***hugs*** - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
*EXEC HUGZ.BAT* - Mo Kargas
:))))))))))) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*bunneh hugs* - Steven Perez
*hugs* You feeling better? - SAM
I have residual headache pain but it's calmed down considerably from the migraine I had yesterday. :/ But I'm eating well now. So I got that going for me. Which is nice. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*hug* - Stephen Mack
*belated huggles* - Alix May
Preventative *hug* for today. :) - Anne Bouey
Eric - It's My Thing
Words to live by
'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play - Eric - It's My Thing
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate - Eric - It's My Thing
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake - Eric - It's My Thing
shake it off, I shake it off - Eric - It's My Thing
Yep, this is what happens when my mind is alone with itself - Eric - It's My Thing
It's always something ,something,something,something - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break. And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake. - Heather
Bakers gonna bake bake bake bake bake - Eric - It's My Thing
Rakers gonna rake rake rake rake rake - Eric - It's My Thing
Adventures in pie making.
I don't think I've been this relaxed making pie since the first few times I did it. Maybe baking alone with the radio is key. - Heather
Bunny will eat all the apple peels you give her. And your fingers if they smell like apple. - Heather
Disposable tins are waaaaaay shallower than my pie plate. Much spillage. So smoke. Wow burn-y-ness! - Heather
I swear this smoke alarm is a bastard. It went off, Chris took the batteries out and we aired out the house. It's chirping. He puts the batteries back in.... It's still chirping! *strangles smoke alarm. - Heather
I can't cook much, but damn can I bake a pie. - Heather
Melly - #TeamMarina
Don't read the comments... don't read the comments... don't read the comments...
good practice - MoTO: Team Marina
There are exceptions (Whatever, for example), but the rule works 99% of the time. - Walt Crawford
It's so hard to not - Eric - It's My Thing
Comments are like the dust that collects under the fridge. Sometimes you know how bad it's going to be anyhow, but you look and feel worse about it. Just remember, if you do look, nothings actually changed. - Heather
Andrew C (✔)
Not that I saw Doctor Who's "Blink" episode, but what about staggered blinking, one eye at a time? Seems like that would suffice.
It's been done. (I tried it and it makes me blink both eyes reflexively.) - Heather
I tried this out for a good minute or two before tweeting this and I felt relatively confident in my staggered-blinking abilities. - Andrew C (✔)
Possibly related, I did manage to train myself to do the one-eyebrow-raised thing as a kid. Though I only learned with my right eyebrow. - Andrew C (✔)
Only if you kept the Angels in direct line-of-sight. Even a micron outside of visual range would doom you. - Steven Perez
The New York Times
Science has a sexual assault problem via @nytopinion
Not to demean this at all, but is there a profession or social group that doesn't have a sexual assault problem? It doesn't seem that way. - Heather
My thought, too. But I think many scientists like to think they're above this. - Spidra Webster
Victor Ganata
I gotta admit, being an American with Filipino ancestry does bias me towards supporting independence in (almost) all cases.
The same is true of my Irish Catholic ancestry. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm an Anglo Canadian, so I default towards skepticism at best. - Andrew C (✔)
Since I discovered Finland wasn't a country until after my great grandparents left, I've been a big supporter of independence too. (Don't tell anyone my relatives used to be Swedish!) - Heather
If Scotland does end up voting for independence, I seriously doubt it will be in anywhere near as terrible shape as the Philippines was when the U.S. finally granted it independence after it had been ravaged by WWII, with Manila and its major industries in ruins. - Victor Ganata
fire! - WarLord
Trying to get my eating habits regular is going to be impossible for the next 5 days. I have almost no appetite on prednisone. - Heather
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Daily goal 103.1% achieved on 2014-09-17! 1031.2 of 1000 points earned via Misfit
Misfit? - Betsy
Misfit Shine it's a fitness tracker that's water resistant. I can swim with it! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Misfit - it's that thing where Zulema straps a midget to her wrist and uses it as a flotation device. - Steve C Team Marina
^Also that. Yes. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
<3 Steve - Heather
I am so sick and tired of this particular argument against increasing minimum wage:
"If one person works hard in school and studies hard, they should be getting an A. However, if another student does not and skips the final exam, they deserve an F. Continuing that analogy is that in the "everyone deserves a living wage" world both individuals would get a C, because that is fair. What sense does that make." - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
This is such a fallacy. The people that are making less than a livable wage are the ones working their butts off, while the ones raking in billions of dollars are rarely doing more than sitting around, playing golf, hanging out on their yachts, and glad-handing. If we were really to "continue the analogy", the assembly-line workers would be the ones getting the "A" in salary, while the executives would be getting C's or D's, at least. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm not necessarily saying that there aren't valid arguments (and completely ridiculous arguments) on both sides of this issue; I'm just really tired of hearing that particular one. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
The problem with the C conclusion is it misunderstands what the minimum wage is. It has nothing to do with the grades you get, it's about making sure that every student at the very least has access to a pencil and a desk so they don't have to resort to writing words on a wall behind the toilets with a stick dipped in blood. - Johnny
Man I wish I could "like" Johnny's comment. - Heather
The one I am tired of hearing is "The minimum wage was never intended to be a living wage. Those jobs are intended for young people still living at home. You shouldn't still be working a minimum wage job by the time you are grown. If you are, then it's because you are too lazy/too stupid/not ambitious enough/[insert other dumb reason] and you deserve the low wages that you get." And the... more... - April Russo
Dunno if I feel like chasing my history for the link, and it might not be true anyway - but somewhere in Washington - the state - the minimum wage was raised to $15. I really think the results of that as described are TOO good to be true - but they describe a restaurant owner predicting layoffs and depression. Instead, the story said he had to hire twice as many people and open several... more... - Mary B: #TeamMonique
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
What's your favorite energy drink? AMP, NOS, Bawls, Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar? Something I haven't thought about? I'm tired of coffee for alertness on my 16 hours shifts on the weekend. I'm looking for suggestions. :)
Water. - Anika
Golazo - only one that doesn't make me fidgety or crash later. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Iced tea - Heather
NOS, Rockstar Recover (yellow), Rockstar Zero (white/silver, tastes like Squirt), Redbull, Starbucks Refresher. - imabonehead from Android
Gurrnaid. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Rockstar Zero is tasty, and I've enjoyed the flavors of Mt. Dew Kickstart I've tried. Red Bull is effective, but I don't think it tastes as good as the others. I've had some of the Monster flavors and liked them, but I don't know which ones. - Signs Point to LB from Android
Rock*star sugar free isn't too bad. - Janet from FFHound!
I like Starbucks Refreshers - lime is my favorite. Avoid the orange flavor. - Corinne L
Iced tea, no sugar or lemon. I go through about a gallon of it each day. My daughter likes Red Bull, mixed with mango nectar to make it taste better. - April Russo
Coffee. - Jenny H. from Android
Pepsi Max Kick. - Melly - #TeamMarina
If you choose to do a lot of iced tea or dark colored may place yourself at risk for kidney stones. - Janet
I don't do anything but coffee & water, so I can't help. I know the ex-wife likes Starbucks Refreshers and will drink NOS if she can't find those. If you really want an energy drink, you might also want to consider 5-Hour Energy (didn't see that in your list). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Any able to explain this articles calculations? It's about birth control failure likelihood over time and it just doesn't seem right to me.
Http:// - Heather
Ugh, iPad linking sucks :( - Heather
The older I get the more obsessed with my Finn heritage I get. Is that a thing?
You know, I swear it is. I've been way more interested in some of our family traditions now than I was as a kid. Part of that is tied to family actually talking about it, but some of it just realizing as I get older that I wish I knew a bit more. - Jennifer Dittrich
My current thing is wanting to learn to play the Kantele. It's a string instrument with 5-38 strings (I think I'd stick with 5 strings). So pretty: - Heather
Same with me... I've been steadily getting closer to the German side of my heritage. Very fulfilling, even if there are dark sides to it. - Brent Schaus
Is it still "I've been hacked" if your friend grabs your unlocked phone and posts a stupid status update on Facebook? It's not RIGHT but by using the word "Hacked", does that downplay the seriousness of recent privacy violations (which are really cracks)? Sounds closer to pranked. I don't know.
We need a better ontology of online dickery - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
It sounds like they're trying to say hijacked and not quite getting it right. - Katy S
Pranced sounds right to me. In WoW I've seen some people have that kind of thing happen when they afk and a sibling starts posting. - Heather
We call it "cheesing" as in "I just cheesed Johnny". - Louis Gray
Who moved my cheese? - Yvonne Renee
When people do that on Twitter (usually kids posting for their parents or siblings pranking siblings), I call it "tweetnapped". - Spidra Webster
Jason Toney
RT @boingboing: 80% of female migrants crossing US-MX border are raped. To prepare, many take birth control.
RT @boingboing: 80% of female migrants crossing US-MX border are raped. To prepare, many take birth control.
I can't even... - Heather
You know how much time and planning could be avoided if we didn't have to wash ourselves regularly? #teamnoshower.... only #notreally
i accidentally did this today. only realised what happened this evening and immediately threw my stinking half-corpse into The Scalding Shower Of Doom. - Big Joe Silence
How often do I have to bathe for it to qualify as "regularly"? #teamdirtyhippie - laura x from iPhone
It's one of the things I miss most about short hair -- doesn't take much to clean up, and I didn't spend any time drying or styling it. - Holly's favorite Anna
Sometimes before I go for volunteering I skip the shower and Chris does my hair in the kitchen sink. - Heather
HALP! I have a mom guilt situation.
My mom called yesterday to tell me the job I had previously with her is basically back. It's an as needed thing. She called it an internship, but assured me I would get paid at the end of the call. - Heather
The problem is, Chris would have to drive me 45mins on Monday, I would stay at my parents that night, work Tuesday too, and my mom would drive me back out here (and just over an hour home). - Heather
I hated the job (cold calling), it's a commitment for both me and Chris, it's going to cost gas money, and I'm not happy with my mom because of how she's been talking to me about getting a job. - Heather
The only pro is that I would get paid, probably. - Heather
Thoughts? - Heather
my initial response: do what's best for you and Chris FIRST. everything else is secondary. i think your first responsibility is to the pair of you, not your mom. - Big Joe Silence
Basically, if there's no written guarantee of a paycheck, and it requires an outlay of funds from you, then I'd give that the big thumbs down. Even if pay is guaranteed, if it doesn't significantly cover your expenses (and time commitment,) also a no. - Jennifer Dittrich
Honestly the stress built in in all that looks to exceed the monetary gains unless your mom's got deep pockets. - Steve C Team Marina
What everyone else said. There ain't nothing like mom guilt, but this is a perfect opportunity to establish some boundaries. - Corinne L
I love you guys, seriously. I haven't had any positive thoughts towards this and I feel a lot better knowing I'm not just coming off as a petulant brat. Standing up to my mom for the way she talks to me about getting a job is a long time coming, so it wont be easy. I really hope it makes future conversations smoother though. - Heather
Girl, I was there many, many times with my mom. It took a long time for her to stop haranguing me about jobs - and even when I would be doing well, she'd be full of ideas about where I could work or who might need a good writer. Work on keeping your voice level when discussing job stuff and don't hesitate to hang up if she gets nasty (prefacing it with something like "This isn't up for discussion, mom, I love you, hanging up now"). Good luck! - Corinne L
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