Yeah, since you've got at least temporary freedom, this is the perfect opportunity for her to cast her net very wife in finding a job. Once she finds a position, you can assess the location to see if it makes sense to accept that job or keep looking. Explain the situation to your landlord and ask them about going month-to-month if she doesn't find a job this summer. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:11 AM on March 1, 2014
I know the question asked specifically about a group of people, but I just wanted to say that while I think it would generally be fine in a group hang type situation, if I were with a friend one-on-one I would find it much ruder. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:04 AM on February 28, 2014
I say, if you really want to do it, just go while hog and change your name personally and professionally. You can make sure to include "as Rainbow Maidenname" on your CV/headshots/whatever and make sure to get everything well-linked on whatever personal and professional websites you might have. It might cause a slight amount of confusion or bias, but if it really means that much to you, and a compromise will leave you unsatisfied, then I think it is well worth it. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:24 PM on February 26, 2014
ElectricGoat: Talk to your partner about it? I'm not ashamed to, and we communicate exceptionally well, but where and when to start?
Yes, of course! Don't do it in bed, or immediately before or after sex. Maybe over dinner or breakfast, or whenever you generally have a chance for face-to-face connection. Make sure that you focus on your feelings, and your desires, and be prepared to have some suggestions as to things he can do to help you feel better... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 2:14 PM on February 26, 2014
*clears throat, adopts boss voice*
Hey, Stewriffic. This is Boss. Um, from Work? I just had a telephone call from... Corporate... and it turns out you don't have to travel on that day you were asking about after all. Your coworker... Joe... Smith? He will take care of it. Also, you probably get a raise or something. Talk to you later!
How was that, guys? I think Stewriffic totally bought it! posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steadyat 10:25 AM on February 26, 2014
The thing that really bothers me about it, honestly, is the sparseness of the letters and numbers. A one and a zero? The budget didn't stretch to a bit's worth, at least? I feel like if there were a bunch of letters and numbers they might blend in a bit better. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:21 AM on February 26, 2014
quadrilaterals: If it was another cousin, even one who was 17 or so, I would maybe send them a short message explaining that everyone can see what they're doing on Facebook and then remove them from my feed. With Becca, I don't think that would work, because I don't think she understands how or why it is inappropriate.
I think you should talk to Becca first. She might know this kind of stuff is inappropriate to put out in public, but she may not... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:46 AM on February 26, 2014
suedehead: They ask you (whom, in this example, is American): "Is this authentic? Is General Tso's Chicken authentic American food? Is a burger from In-n-out authentic American food? Is sriracha, made in California, authentic American? Is Tex-mex authentic American food? I just want to know what is real American food! What about kale chips - is that authentic? Are french fries American food? But I can get that back at home - I grew up eating fries. Is Chicago deep-dish pizza... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:17 AM on February 20, 2014
sweetkid: He was super excited to see that an "American Chinese" restaurant had opened in his neighborhood and couldn't wait to go eat food that reminded him of his time in America.
That is so fantastic. I imagine, if it is successful, that there will be more "American Chinese" restaurants in China, and over time, I suspect that their flavors, techniques, and other foodways will tend to diverge from what we are beginning to call in... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:05 AM on February 24, 2014
That was really well said, yoink. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:49 PM on February 25, 2014
I would try a PODS type company and see if they can get something dropped off for you today. That way it's moving and storage in the same transaction. You can hire college/high school kids off of Craigslist for cheap if you can't handle the lifting and lugging, but you should get everything possible into boxes before they show up.
destructive cactus: Should I look for a place that isn't being rented out by a big leasing company? A roommate situation?... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:43 PM on February 24, 2014 marked best answer
If you must, you could just leave your furniture on the curb and hope that the curb cruisers are not active tonight, then you can pick it up in the morning. You should wrap them up in furniture bags to keep moisture/bugs out. If you want to push your luck with your landlord, you might ask them if you can leave them in the backyard or some other out of the way outdoor location, if possible. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:18 PM on February 25, 2014 marked best answer
yoink: I don't, personally, find it interesting to try to imagine how Hogwarts, say, could function as a real, living institution because it never for a second seemed to me that Rowling gave a passing thought to the question.
And that's exactly why I find it endlessly fascinating. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:16 AM on February 24, 2014
lodurr: catching the snitch doesn't win the game. It just scores a shitload of points. So, it's possible to get the snitch, and still lose the game.
Well, by definition, it does win the game, just maybe not for the catching team, and the shitload of which you speak is such a shitload that it essentially invalidates all of the rest of the scoring in the game. It's like if a football safety was worth 45 points. It's possible to... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:13 AM on February 25, 2014
rtha: Those are totally poppable! You just have to stab them with a pointy knife!
I am an Inventory Manager. Those two sentences are approximately 20% of my job. Really, the worst part of my job is that I have totally become deadened to the joy of bubble wrap, as I deal with tons of it on a daily basis. I should write a "Types of Bubble Wrap, Ranked" article. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 1:39 PM on February 24, 2014
Types of Bubble Wrap, Ranked
1. Small bubble, nice easy pop, yet completely satisfying. The classic.
2. Very resilient channel-type bubbles. Fun bouncy pop.
Even in a pre-ACA world, you had some grace period wherein a gap in coverage would not count against you for purposes of pre-existing conditions (for circumstances like a job giving new employees a 90-day probation before eligibility for insurance). If you old insurance company is OK with you not paying and them not covering you for that month, I say don't pay, but, like rockindata says, if you are going to get dunned for it, might as well pay it and get it over with. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:51 AM on February 24, 2014
I can't emphasize this enough. If they are planning on firing you, that is probably very good news for you indeed, as I would be shocked to find that they have interest or evidence to successfully dispute your Unemployment claim. It sounds like you really want us to tell you it is OK to just quit, but it is really not in your best interest, in a number of ways. Do whatever the bare minimum is at your job,... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:37 AM on February 24, 2014
My daughter's school system. Because of the heavy focus on electives at her magnet middle school, I don't know that every kid gets physical activity every day, depending on their elective setup each quarter. She's in Dance this quarter, and had Volleyball last quarter, but I don't think she had an active elective first quarter, for example. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 2:15 PM on February 19, 2014