In old job I had one assistant. She was easy to buy gifts for, a DVD or scarf or beautiful plant (she has green thumb). I started this position in September. I have 3 managers and 9 staff. What should I get for holiday gifts?
Should I scale up the manager gifts?
How much should I spend?
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) - David Byrne
Thank you for all the lovely birthday messages. I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday then having my phone blow up with messages from you nerds. I love my little corner of the internet and all that live there with me.
Hi yo we drift in and out Hi yo sing into my mouth Out of all those kinds of people You got a face with a view I’m just an animal looking for a home Share the same space for a minute or two And you love me till my heart stops Love me till I’m dead Eyes that light up, eyes look through you Cover up the blank spots Hit me on the head ah ooh
I was born at 10:37am. Mom & Dad had an uneventful trip to the hospital. The doctor said I was due on the 10th and I obeyed. t wasn’t snowing when he went home to see my grandmothers, who were watching my 14 month old sister (Jewish/Irish twins).
That afternoon, It started to snow. Dad decided it was time to visit his adorable newborn, and I guess his wife too. He had trouble getting back to the hospital which was only 2-3 miles from our house, because the snow was coming down so fast and heavy.
He ended up sleeping in the hospital waiting room because the snow had really started to pile up. They pulled some gurneys up for dads and visitors to wait out the storm. He said it was like a rowdy college dorm with all the other new dads.
Eventually it was time for me to come home. Back in those days regular births were in the hospital for at least a week. I was bundled in a few blankets for the trip home. There were no car seats or Snuggies in the olden times.
When I got home, They couldn’t find me in the blanket bundle. My grandma chastised my Mom for dropping me out of the bottom of the blankets. At some point, the nervous family wanted my Dad to drive back to the hospital to look for me in a snow bank. Finally, I started to cry and they found me. They assumed I belonged there with my family. Who wanted to go out into he snow to look for another baby?
One of the kids’ friends is sitting for
the SATs in January. She’s not even 13. I’m wondering if this will give her a distinct advantage five years from now in the college race or if she’ll burn out.
What do you think?
The Mr.’s birthday is coming up. Usually I do not mark his birthday but this year I decided it needed to be recognized. Because, you see, I am an idiot.
I toyed with the idea of getting a group of his friends and family together (about 18) at a restaurant. Each place I thought of had some strike against it: too expensive, too cheap, too ethnic, too boring. So, I said to myself “hey Randi, why not make a party in the house?” This seemed reasonable to me because I am out of my mind.
It’s not like I’m not throwing the biggest party I’ve ever thrown since our wedding a mere 4 weeks afterwards. Why not stress myself with additional party planning details? I’m certifiable.
To add to the excitement, I’m making it a surprise party. I have to figure out a way to keep this quiet for the next three weeks. I also need to create a diversion to get him out of the house as we’re preparing on party day. Because, I’m bat shit crazy.
D-day:War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.
Bluto:Over? Did you say "over"?
Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Boon:Forget it, he's rolling.
Bluto:And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!
[Runs out, alone, then returns.]
Bluto:What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh?"Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer...
Otter:Dead! Bluto's right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.