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Quill last won the day on November 28 2020

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  1. I was able to catch bits of it at work; it was running on my news app, but I had to keep silencing it to get the phone. I did hear all of both swearing-ins, and all of the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. I couldn't really see dresses and things too much; my eyes were elsewhere. And I was wearing out my phone battery and needed to quit while I still had battery for the rest of the day.
  2. I was going to suggest jjshouse as a source, in part because they have a zillion colors and you can order swatches. I like all of the linked dresses, but I think the second one and the last are best. I like the dark navy of the first one. What I like more about the second one is, the appliques look more like vines and therefore, look more like the “found in nature” theme. You will definitely want your dress to be in harmony with the wedding party for pictures. Navy ought to accomplish that, or a dark grey or green.
  3. You could pursue this legally as a medical malpractice claim. I mean, I probably wouldn’t, so long as I had no lasting effects from the mistake. But if the surgery notes indicate the mistake, it would probably hold up to legal scrutiny.
  4. That is hilarious! I love the part about..”the old family iPad that won’t hold a charge and so has to be plugged in to work”. I swear we have that iPad here...
  5. Interesting...I would not think that at all. For me, the answer to, “Wouldn’t you think an all-female firm would keep their bathrooms tidy?” is a puzzled, “No...” I know men who keep fastidious bathrooms and women who are slobs. To me it has nothing to do with gender; it has to do with whether the person is fastidious or not. Out of my three children, the one who likes things neat and orderly the most is male. My dd is on the messy side and is marrying someone who likes order a lot.
  6. He definitely wants familiarity; I can assume that from him asking me to call him by his casual first name. I am thinking about your second question...I think the answer is No, but I do get a strong vibe of gender stereotyping from him. For example, he was talking about an all-female firm where he said, “The bathroom was filthy...wouldn’t you think a firm full of females would keep the bathrooms clean?” And other similar things. He also tried out some racial stereotyping on me early on but I shut it down. We had a pretty significant argument over that.
  7. He did ask if he could call me Dani. I could have said, “No I prefer that you use my formal name.” However, it was my first or second day of work and I was keen not to be difficult or reject an attempt at increasing familiarity. He did ask me to call him by his first name, which is an already-casual name (think a name like Toby), so I guess that was his first effort to de-formalize our interactions. He does seem to hold gender stereotypes, though; that’s why I think he wanted to “minimize” me.
  8. My boss calls me by the diminutive form of my name, and I think it is an intentional way to “minimize” me. (I.e., he calls me “Dani”) I do not think he decided to do this in a conscious power play, but I think that is the subconscious reason. I am not hugely bothered by it, and I suppose I could always have insisted on not being nicknamed, but I do think there is an actual *purpose* in using the nickname, whether consciously done or subconscious.
  9. The murals are weird and the demon-in-the-suitcase is off the charts, but the “Chive” examination of the weirdness is also weird. Also, I would have to see the monument with my own eyeballs to believe it says that New World Order stuff on it. I have been to Denver Intl twice but, silly me, I wasn’t wise to look for that. I think the Au Ag thing is definitely meant to be “Silver and Gold”, particularly because it is in a mining cart, though I admittedly don’t know why Silver and Gold should be on the floor in front of that stupid mural. Unless it’s to say, “Chasing after wealth is what br
  10. And here I am debating over whether to buy two end tables from Wayfair or not, based solely on worry that it is poorly made and will not hold up! So naive...
  11. Usually, mothers do want to hear their child’s name spoken or memories about the child but I would imagine, a) this is too soon, and b) the memories of her child being a part of this celebration is too intense. (This is why I am wondering why the sister doesn’t just excuse herself from this tradition altogether, but it may be that she is trying to hold onto something “normal” in the midst of tremendous pain.) I personally found it excruciating to be in any setting where family members were trying to carry out “normal” celebrations, i.e., Christmas, because there is a selfish facet to early st
  12. I think it can be either way and still be a platform bed. Basically just a bed where the mattress does not rest on a box spring but rests on any kind of platform.
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