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  • Posted 04/20/2010 09:48:44 EDT

    poppy690 wrote:  Before that read the "Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" which I didn't think I'd like and really enjoyed. ************ I really enjoyed that book too - I've gifted it twic more »

  • Posted 03/28/2010 09:01:25 EDT

    venus, The Louisa May Alcott in one of your titles reminds me of Geraldine Brooks' Pulitzer prize-winning "March" (a 2009 read, I confess) based on, of course, the March family of "Little Women". I pr more »

  • Posted 03/26/2010 12:07:07 EDT

    Venus, holy moley!  You've got quite a list going.   Do you get to read all day?  If you do, I want your job. I liked your star rating system in your first post.  I went straight to your reviews on a more »

  • Posted 03/21/2010 04:49:07 EDT

    Big Mac, their fries drenched in ketchup, and diet Coke with lots of ice. 

    Surefire remedy since college.  As a lightweight, I still have to revert to this once in a while, like this morning.
    more »

  • Posted 03/17/2010 03:40:05 EDT

    Actually, avoidance of conflict is a viable option.  Snow's been proactive about the dynamics of her work environment and the conflict has escalated.  She's already decided, with her FI's concurrence, more »

  • Posted 03/17/2010 01:54:59 EDT

    But I didn't answer your original question: don't invite her, don't tell her, don't engage in any conversation with her about it.  If she asks (would she really?), I'd shrug, give a vague non-answer, more »

  • Posted 03/17/2010 01:33:40 EDT

    Our posts crossed.  Your update has changed my mind.

    I would not invite her.  more »

  • Posted 03/17/2010 01:25:45 EDT

    Do you know for certain that you will never, ever need a reference from this woman?  Aside from the wedding dilemma, it would be in your best self-interest to follow others advice and have a third par more »

  • Posted 03/16/2010 11:38:44 EDT

    madriver, extensive list!  I've read something by nearly every one of those authors and could add more.  To switch things up, there's always the espionage authors; Ludlum, Patterson, Balducci.  My bro more »

  • Posted 03/14/2010 11:16:09 EDT

    ron, thanks.  "Two Redheads" - the title is great. I'm always happy to support a local artist, so I will definitely look for that title.  And the next one in July.  Aren't recurring characters a myste more »

  • Posted 03/13/2010 02:02:04 EST

    venus and mad, It's true. My choices are pretty lowbrow when it comes to mysteries, just something easy to pick up and put down.  And preferably some humor.  My 18 year-old introduced me to Harris, ma more »

  • Posted 03/11/2010 05:51:00 EST

    Dani - I went on an Agatha Christie jag some years ago (Miss Marple is better than Poirot), have read some of Mrs. Jeffries, and from what I remember I would think that they are of similar ilk.  Going more »

  • Posted 03/11/2010 10:08:45 EST

    I think you either invite her to your wedding or you don't.  Let her make her own excuses for declining the invitation.  Feeding her reasons for not attending feels like a backhanded disinvitation, wh more »

  • Posted 03/11/2010 08:56:32 EST

    I went with a friend to see Emerson students give a performance of a children's play and between we had five toddlers.  Navigating the stairs after the show was tricky, and somehow I ended up trying t more »

  • Posted 03/04/2010 12:48:14 EST

    johnm4, funny! My husband's fallback position used to be to duplicate what the mannequin was wearing. He figured someone who knew what they were doing picked the outfit. more »

  • Posted 03/04/2010 09:42:10 EST

    soxygirl, it could be because they're like my husband. Never throws anything away (especially pants that still fit him from more than a decade ago!), and manages to get out of the house with them on o more »

  • Posted 03/04/2010 09:39:17 EST

    Itdoesntmatter, I had to say that out loud before I got it. Excellent! more »

  • Posted 02/26/2010 04:11:53 EST

    Did they get it on tape? This would hit big on YouTube. more »

  • Posted 02/19/2010 02:20:26 EST

    That's what I suspected mwnn.  I was once "recruited away" from one company to another (accounting job too).  I didn't even know how they had gotten my name, but it worked out well for me at the time. more »

  • Posted 02/18/2010 07:29:06 EST

    Good call, mwnm.  I actually have several different versions of my resume Amethyst.  I've read that in this market employers expect applicants to fit the job paremeters exactly, so it would be necessa more »

  • Posted 02/13/2010 02:18:18 EST

    "The Help" debut novel by Kathryn Stockett.  It depicts life in the early 60's in Jackson, Mississippi from the perspective of several black women who raise the children and take care of the homes of more »

  • Posted 02/12/2010 02:44:30 EST

    Sorry about your potential job loss.  It seems as though the lay-offs just keep rolling out. I chose the under-employed route some years back to allow for flexiblity and had visions of jumping back in more »

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