craneyourneck

craneyourneck

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6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +19 points

"What they are for, how to tame them, whether they should be sold for cheese."

You are perfect.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +21 points

There are clothes specifically for babies in the NICU, which might be a nice gift. As long as you include something for the baby, everything else for her seems justified. Fuzzy socks and good-smelling lotions, etc. are great. Gift certificates for restaurants near the hospital might be nice, especially if they deliver.

When friends of ours had a very early baby, a group chipped in to get a house-cleaning service for them. They'd been at the hospital on and off for weeks and hadn't had time to think about their own space. That sort of gift certificate might be good down the line? (But only if you think your friend would take that as a gift and not a hint, of course.)

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +5 points

So sorry for everything you're both going through, and sending good thoughts your way.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +2 points

Happy birthday to you!! That sounds like a wonderful day.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

Would highly recommend Má Pêche or John's Pizza (the one that only serves full pies), if you're in need of dinner before the show.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +7 points

If you want to move there, go!

Being in the city gave me enough adrenaline for the first year to live on a combination of secondhand books, park walks, and bagels. Creative jobs don't pay a lot, but other things fall into place. You'll find a way to make it work. There are great happy hours, and plenty of people to hang out with in your field. Plus, if your friends work in theater/dance/performance, they'll help you get into their shows for free and you can help them get into yours. Stuff you'd never pick on your own that you might love. Good luck! Enjoy it!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +10 points

Awww, congratulations! You're going to be a wonderful godmother!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 2 replies · +43 points

The year of long distance (also, coincidentally, our first year of marriage) has an end date at last. We found an apartment! We signed the lease! He resigned from his job! We booked a moving truck! There's still packing and all sorts of nonsense, but it's happening. If I had champagne, I'd pop it right about now.

What do you feel like celebrating this week, friends?

6 years ago @ The Toast - Happy Beverly Crusher ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Writing so many thank you notes this week.

Tell me the thank you note you never wrote and always regretted, or the best one you received!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Happy Beverly Crusher ... · 0 replies · +6 points

I'm having Ramona feelings just reading this.