I miss painting terribly. With work and family I have no time for it and no motivation to try (I am a weird art-person in that I absolutely hate working alone, I'd rather sit with someone else in a room). The only time I ever was able to do a class on it was when I studied abroad during college. I couldn't take the… » 7/23/14 3:14pm Yesterday 3:14pm

There is no such thing as a rehearsal dinner gift. It's nice of the MOH to be moved to buy them something if she so pleases, but the purpose of the rehearsal dinner is for the bride and groom and their families to treat the bridal party to some food for taking the time to come out to rehearse the next day's… » 7/22/14 11:45am Tuesday 11:45am

Meh. You can only prevent that for so long. Once the baby can move around on their own there's nothing you can do to stop the baby from getting the dog's toys in their mouth, sharing food with it when you're not looking, getting licked in the face or licking the dog themselves, etc., at least once in a while, even if… » 7/21/14 2:41pm Monday 2:41pm

I get irked when people take liberties with my first name, which has at least one obvious nickname. I go by my full first name at work, only my friends and family get to use the nickname. Frankly I would prefer Ms. So-and-So if you don't know me, especially by email correspondence, until I've replied using just my… » 7/15/14 10:26am 7/15/14 10:26am

A friend of mine had their wedding at a chain restaurant diner, and I was seriously doubtful about it. Were we all going to get burgers with optional fries for dinner? But this particular restaurant was situated on the ocean with a lovely gazebo and dock behind it, and it ended up being really quite lovely. » 7/14/14 10:25am 7/14/14 10:25am