@Juju You. Have. Done. GOOD!
@thomasfuchs But still? Beautiful!!
So I work at a hotel that serves free breakfast and dinners (for guests*), though the dinners are only mon-thu.
If you're ever looking for a free meal, I'd recommend checking out if there are hotels near you that do the same. I'm going to reply with a few tips to keep in mind in case you're nervous/unsure how to pass as a guest.
1. Dressing how you would if you just woke up is fine. 100% normal. Some people get ready before breakfast, but tons don't.
@bgcarlisle *looks happily surprised*
Really?! Oh gosh, thank you so much! That's really sweet to hear. Thank you!
My friend, Mags, is a really great lady. We have a series of standard teases after years of friendship, including how she "still hasn't gotten the toaster-oven." (Old, old Degeneres joke, about supposed desires of lesbians to "convert" straight women...)
@hafnia Owning a cat is very good for my Dutch - learning all sorts of words for misbehaving felines.
Current favorite for our local boy is "schurk" (something like "bandit", or "punk", in my feeling without looking up a translation - I even got called it in all seriousness, when I wandered past two old(er) women while wearing a leather jacket...)
@anthracite *hugs* There's something wonderful about that realization, even if it does mean there isn't some easy token you can name for the aspirant gift-giver...
@bgcarlisle You've just sparked a very fond memory for me: a dear friend came out to me as lesbian. Years later, we're still friends, teasing about identities but I support my lesbian friend in her attempts to keep finding community.
One of these things was accompanying her to an out-door showing of "Wizard of Oz" and - apparently my reaction to "Come out! Come out where ever you are!" was a treasure to her, as I connected it with the people around me. We laughed and laughed.
Family and anxiety update +
@DialMforMara Talk about situational whiplash! Wheee!
Still, good that you and your mom got to "match frequencies" (?) about your experience and inner state. I hope it makes up for whatever crud having been late for the bus to the recruiter gave to you.
@jessmahler This looks like a strategy I could happily adopt: not even being polyamorous or having frequent guests, it's still a good exercise for those friends we do have over - and the third step just rocks, especially with your 3 conditions. (If it's three meals, it's a lot easier to keep their ingredients as "staples".)
Thank you for putting this down for reading!
@sashakovich Thanks! Also for the caveat regarding the designer's stance. And explaining the presence of a technique that might scare one away.
And your sense of timing. "There are 31 sections", indeed! *wince* *chortle*
I am going to envy and enjoy the way you will rock this shawl. I also admire your knitting spirit, for having embraced this project.
@draco Oh, so relatable.
You, too, are a very good cat-mom...
(Not sure about the status of "cat-mom" in relation to gender-language. I'm still looking for a good replacement to use when I know I'm dealing with folk of fluid gender...)
@phildini LOL and *blush* sorry about the, uhm, excess of enthusiasm? ;)
Anyway, I hope you have a GREAT trip!!
@draco Oh Loving Spouse here so feels your dilemma...
(I'm really a bad cat-mom, not doing the requisite play, especially hard on one of our very smart fur babies...)
@phildini Ooops, I left a bunch of comments at your other request several hours ago - https://wandering.shop/@OldBrushNewPaper/103135112538462747
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