Well, despite Mr. Lorre’s prediction, I can’t find anything about his censored vanity card. Anyone in the readership know what’s up there?
One of my personal goals is to increase my charitable giving. Thus, I’m on the prowl for charities. My requirements are as follows:
1. The organization must accept one time donations online via Paypal, credit card, or bank draft.
2. The organization must NOT bombard me with subsequent requests for donations, via phone, snail mail, or e-mail.
3. The organization must be a registered US tax deductible charity.
4. The organization must be secular.
My idea is that I will make this a fun thing, like a form of shopping. I can shop for a charity every month and toss some funds their way. Along those lines, do y’all have any recommendations? So far, Planned Parenthood and Chicago Public Radio are my two standbys. The Humane Society and ASPCA used to be on my list, but they repeatedly violated requirement 2. The American Cancer Society also violated requirement 2.
Survey: When you wear pantyhose (or tights), do you wear panties under them? If so, what kind (e.g., brief, g-string, boy short)?
Advice and general commentary also welcomed.
Comcast has put the final straw on this camel’s back, so I’m investigating DSL options. My first preference is Speakeasy, as I’ve heard only good things about them, but I’m open to recommendations. I also am interested, for those who use DSL, what level of speed you have and whether you’re happy with the speed you have.
Below you will find a link to a gallery of pictures of carpet samples, set against various elements in our basement. We are seeking outside opinions. Please, when voicing an opinion, keep the following concerns in mind: resale (will the option be off-putting to a new owner), contrast with current furniture (chair and shelves are permanent elements), stain-hiding (they’re all stain-resistant, but will the color hide a stain?).
Because digital photos don’t always present color well, the colors from left to right in each picture are Cocoa Brown, Silver/Grey (but seems to have a blue-ish tinge), Tan/Khaki, and Dark Blue. I think the picture on the chair shows the colors the best. The relative color to the other items seems to be accurate in the photos, I think. All photos were taken without a flash and with only the lighting typically present in the basement.
We want to make this decision by tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, because the sooner we make a decision, the sooner the process gets started to get our basement back in order. So, advice received by then will be used to make the decision. Advice received after that point will just be of interest for I told you so purposes. Oh, and we’ll both be keeping a close eye on this post, so if you have a question, feel free to put it in the comments, and we’ll try to answer quickly.
Typical purpose of our basement: entertaining guests, watching movies, relaxing.
Link to the Gallery or go to http://www.tsukata.org/tkgallery/, scroll down to Misc. Photos, and then click Carpet in Basement.
I’m going to buy this down coat. I’m debating between getting it in Loden Green, Ivory, or Black.
I do plan to use this as a formal-ish long winter coat, in that I’ll wear it to work and to business meetings. I need it to be wearable with black and grey suits. (I already have this coat in chocolate/natural for wearing with my brown-toned outfits.) Toward that end, I’m leaning toward Ivory. However, I’m worried that unless the Ivory is sparkling perfect white, it won’t look good. I have zero experience with this kind of coat in white, though, so maybe it’s easier to keep clean than I might think? It is water-repellent, and it is machine washable, so I can always wash it if needed. In white, it will go with my blue and white bomber hat, too.
Black seems like the safe choice, but it’s boring, too. I’d rather hold off on black for a nice wool coat at some point, whenever I can find one that fits well.
The green is a possible compromise. I *think* it’s still nice enough to wear that with a black suit. As a gal, I can get away with that without it looking sporty, I think. I have my doubts, though. My only black compatible heavy coat right now is a very sport/ski styled red and black Columbia 3-in-1…I end up wearing my waist-length grey peacoat instead for business things because the jacket is just way too sport-ish. So, my worry with the green is that it’s more of a brown tone (which I’ve already got covered, see above) and that it’s going to look more sport-ish and less nice. I do love green though!
(PS – Don’t tell me I’m being ridiculous with these standards of businesswear. That’s not the opinions I’m looking for. Move along.)
Does anyone know of a script or a way to set up a rule/filter in Outlook 2003 to automatically set a ten minute reminder in the meeting notice for incoming meeting requests?
It’s sad, but, without Outlook popping up a reminder, I don’t go to the meeting. Some people rarely put reminders on their meetings, and some people occasionally forget to put reminders on meetings. I’d like to figure out a way to apply a rule in Outlook to the effect of:
When message type=calendar arrives
if reminder value = NULL
set reminder value = 10 minutes
…and/or find some kind of add-on that does that same logic when I click accept or tentative.