It’s another virtual Party!
Glaydies, this evening we’re having green tea & madelines. I didn’t bake these. They’re the ones you get at Costco. And the tea is Lipton Green Tea. I have tried a variety of brands and Lipton is among my favorite. With a little french vanilla creamer. When I travel I sometimes take the single serve creamers along with tea bags in a little Glad container. I like to bring home on the road.
Enjoy the virtuals.
Our Stella & Dot host is Brittany Erwin.
Take 20% off your Stella & Dot order, today thru Thursday, 3/11. The discount is good on sale picks. Shipping is only $5.95.
How to order
1) Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org – I imagine you might speak with her after that, because you don’t want to put CC information thru an email.
2) Or bypass email and directly call Brittany to place your order. 919.608.0846.
3) You can also order online. If you go to the right-hand side of the screen on Brittany’s Stella & Dot page. Click find your hostess. A pop-up window appears. In the First Name field, enter Gigi. After you complete your order, Brittany can credit you the 20% discount thru Paypal. I don’t know if there is a fee for you to receive the discount back thru Paypal. I’d ask Brittany about that. FYI, Paypal is accepted as a form of payment, so if you have some credit in your account from blog or Ebay sales, etc…you can use it on Stella & Dot.
Ava cupchain necklace, as seen in Lucky, Oct 2009
Ava cupchain earrings
Deco squares necklace (half off and now $49 before the trunk show 20%)
Quartz silver pendant ($33), Lion Stamp Cufflinks ($34)
Listen…I wanted to make this a Let’s Talk post, but I don’t want to wait so let’s chat here at our party.
What’s up with people contacting people out the blue on Facebook? I have gotten requests from neighbors I don’t remember. Some of them are actually remembering my 1st and last name, because I don’t have friends in common with them where they can see me listed as a friend & then make a connection. The two out of the blue that were the biggest trip were these. The first was an ex-flame, a real scorcher. He said hey, is that you…I know there is only one so and so… I ignored his friend request & didn’t send even a message in return. That was many months ago. I admit I saved the request, for who knows why. I tend to clutter that area and don’t delete very often. I don’t even go on FB once/day.
The second tripper was a dude that stood me up on Valentine’s Day in 1998. We had been dating for a couple of months and yep, he called at 7:20, left a message saying he was on his way & in traffic. Never heard from him again, save a couple of drunk dialed messages he left in the wee hours of the night….like months later. I figured he saw me on FB thru a mutual friend — the dude that introduced us! — and made the friend request. What the hell could we have to talk about? I ignored him, too.
So back to the ex-scorcher…he messaged me again today. Basically he said, do you hate me that much, can’t we be friends. I haven’t responded. I know he’s not stalking & that he’s saying it with a humorous tone, but ugh… Part of me wants to add him as a friend because he’s in my industry. However, he doesn’t live near me and it’s unlikely that we would be able to help each other directly. And no, there’s nothing we need to discuss, work-wise, to help each other either although he is in a position to help me more than I him.
Men & women. Can we be friends? I think so. I am still friends w/my 1st boyfriend ever. It bothered G Money (the hubs) even though I haven’t dated the guy for like 15 years. G Money has come to accept the friendship (had no choice) and that ex is in the same industry as well so we talk shop every so often. I always tell G Money when I talk to him. I don’t see telling him about this one, not even the fb request. It was a very short relationship and 10 years ago now, but it was one that really hurt my heart. G Money knows that & he would be very leery of someone showing up from the past. I guess I can ignore ex-scorcher again. He was never a liar, mean or anything like that. It was mostly a case of horrible timing, but the way he handled it wasn’t so great at times. I feel like if I say what I really want to say…why is it that should we be friends, things are fine as-is, then he’ll think I’m still perturbed. And I guess a part of me still is.
Air your FB vent here. And tell us how you deal w/friend requests that you don’t want to accept…exes, old friends, co-workers, bosses, etc…