My niece's 18th birthday is this week. It snuck up on me (denial?) I was thinking of getting her a gift card, but how much is appropriate these days? I remember getting a $100 gift card for graduating from high school (RIP Britches), so presumably more than that? I suppose I could ask her parents too, but I think that they'll lowball out of politeness.
Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.
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more than $100 seems like way too much to me but I am not a parent
I love a nice round number for gifts and think $100 is a generous (and appropriate) amount for the gift.
Agree with the above as $100 is a nice round generous number.
Why Monday? Oh well, I did actually have a weekend for a change so I'll deal.
My big plan for today is to go get my ears re-pierced. I let them close up by being lazy about wearing earrings but miss them. I am just a chicken, but have to remind myself that I have done it before. My first set I did myself when I was around 12.
Go Laura! I have let several ear piercings grow in (I used to have many in each ear and now only have 1) and it’s a little sad to me. But not sad enough that I’m doing anything about it.
Also sad: it’s Monday and I’m exhausted and I got up for a 730am call that was then canceled.
I was just going to go to Claire's but they seem to have a terrible reputation so I am going to a tattoo/piercing joint nearby that seems to have a great reputation.
Oh god, yeah, definitely go to a place that specializes in piercings. Claire's (or anything similar) is awful.
Yes somewhere that uses a needle rather than a gun!!
The tattoo place I took my mom to for her extra ear piercings was great, highly recommend that approach. Mom was a little dubious before we went, but they were super nice
My 9 am meeting got canceled which was a relief and I checked my email early in hopes that it would be so I didn't start early (not that 9 am is an early start, but I have a standing 11am meeting that typically takes me all morning to prepare for so I would have needed extra time if I was in another meeting before it). It got cancelled because a coworker has COVID, which is a bummer, but I was still relieved to not have to start work early.
not that 9 am is an early start,
YES IT IS!!! Normalize other cicadian cycles and allow late starts and late finishes. This concept that "early" means productive is a fallacy and counterproductive for night owls.