Thursday Open Post

This week is so loooong and I forgot to queue up the Project Club post and I’m feeling whiny in general, so please whine with me.

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27 Responses to Thursday Open Post

  1. flanny says:

    I’m going to Chicago this weekend, and even though I don’t need to be there until Friday evening, I had planned on taking all of tomorrow off because why not. However, even though it was marked as “out of office” on my calendar, TWO people scheduled meetings with me tomorrow morning. One of them I don’t want to miss and the other I could reschedule but since I’m going to be on campus I might as well go. So now I’m not leaving until the afternoon and I don’t get to sleep in like I wanted to.

    • taoreader says:

      I hate it when people do that! RESPECT THE CALENDAR, people!

      • flanny says:

        Update: my colleague that I work very closely with just sheepishly came in my office and asked if we could move a meeting from this afternoon to 9am tomorrow before all my other meetings. FINE.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      We need to plan a Monster Meet Up the next time you are in Chicago! Message me on Facebook if you have free time this trip 🙂

      • flanny says:

        My only time on this trip will be the couple of hours tomorrow afternoon while I’m waiting for my friend to get off work. But I’m in Chicago maybe every other month-ish, so I’ll reach out next time I have a trip coming up!!!!

  2. taoreader says:

    I flew from BWI-BOS yesterday, the one-hour flight was delayed an hour and a half, and it was raining and cold and bumby and blech the whole time. But today there’s some sunshine and it’s quite nice! So I can only whine a little bit there. And I’m going to see a friend while I’m here, and I love seeing friends.

  3. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I went out for dinner with a friend last night, then met someone else for drinks. Two social engagements in one night?!?! Who am I?

    I know this isn’t technically a Project Club post, but let me tell you that I have ONE THOUSAND projects to do. I’ve got the to do lists made. Hopefully I can get a lot done in the next few days!

  4. actionjackson5 says:

    Does anyone hear have experience with iron-on patches? I swear about 95% of my kid’s pants have one hole in the knee. Iron-on patches look easy enough (I’ve been watching YouTube videos), but I want to iron them on the inside so they won’t be (as) noticeable. Any tips on which kind to get to do that?

    Thanks! That’s my whine. How the hell do these things work?!?

    • Tracey says:

      No but now I really want to put iron-on patches on my clothes. I have an old Pearl Jam sweatshirt with holes in the elbow, keep us updated on what you learn please.

      • actionjackson5 says:

        I’m not sure I learned JACK, to be honest, but the gentleman at Joann Fabric was awesome. I pulled up a PDF of coupons from their website and he scanned multiple ones until I ended up bringing home a few multipacks of patches for a total of 36 patches to try!

        I turned the iron on the highest setting possible as instructed and pressed down for a minute as instructed. The patches seem to be bonded on tight, but the real test will be a 7-year-old going about his normal knee-punishing day. And today is picture day so he’s wearing pants with no holes or patches.

        But I put patches in seven pairs of his pants and 3 pairs of his little brother’s. Then just because I felt like I was getting the hang of it, I put a small brown corduroy patch on the knee of a pair of my old jeans. It looks classy, like suede patches on a sport coat.

  5. gnidrah says:

    I’ll happily whine with anyone and everyone!

    I had an email yesterday from the job I really want, telling me I’m into the final two – and then basically going, we might choose you if we don’t choose the other guy! Honest, I suppose, but I think possibly TMI. I hope to be able to give you good news about it in the near future.

    Then I think I might have joined a dating site. I genuinely did not mean to, I thought I was just looking (I did set up an account a year ago but panicked and instantly deactivated it) So, I guess I’m married now? That’s how it works, right?

    • taoreader says:

      This kind of happened to me when I was looking at You have to create an account just to check out the site, and it automatically puts a profile up for you! I freaked out and deactivated it because I can’t go out there with an incomplete profile! How gauche!

      Although I might have gotten married and just didn’t realize it. I hope he has enough money to feed my book habit. And to buy my dog all the toys.

      • gnidrah says:

        Yes! Exactly that! It basically tricked my ego into looking again, but to do so it reactivated my profile! Let’s hope my new husband likes Eurovision, because he’s going to be hearing a lot about it over the next couple of weeks!

        • taoreader says:

          I’m wondering if you can complete your profile without it being active. That seems ridiculous that you can’t even finish it before it goes up.

  6. Kate says:

    So I don’t know if I told you that my childhood best friend and I are both randomly into oil painting! We were out to lunch when she mentioned this “palate pals” group she paints with. They do a 10 week, every monday night meet up at a local high school to work on their projects. At the end there’s a group show at a gallery. We’re both in the group now and the show is June 10th!

  7. Tracey says:

    I was on my way out to lunch and when I opened the door of my office suite, there were two little doggos standing right there! What a special treat! My office is across from the ladies’ room and the dog mom was trying to bring them in with her but they wanted to talk to me, so I babysat for a minute. Unexpected dogs totally improve the day.

    • taoreader says:

      I also had an unexpected dog experience yesterday! I walked into an elevator and a pleasant, big-eared mutt was staring at me. Of course I gave him all the pets, and his dog-mom told me that he was supposed to be chihuahua/dachshund, which he does not look like. Then I looked up to see a tiny chihuahua in her arms, shaking and shaking, waiting for me to pet her! So I did. Day improved.

  8. Tracey says:

    OKAY! I’m 90% about to buy a plane ticket to Iceland. What do we think? Good idea/bad idea? I was waiting to hear about a work trip but it’s looking like that isn’t going to happen so I might go on a road trip first week of June. WOW had a RT ticket for $250 but that only last a day and now it’s up to $400, which still seems like a good deal.

    • Kate says:

      Sounds fun!

    • taoreader says:

      YES. $400 is a great deal. I haven’t been there, but it’s on my Priority Fun Travel List. (This year is Prague.) If I were you I’d totally do it.

    • catweazle says:

      Do it! My sister flew WOW to Amsterdam earlier this year (and had a layover in Iceland) and she was worried the flight would be bad because it was so cheap but she said it was totally fine!

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