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Tool for sparklies found in unexpected place

I was at the pet store stocking up on kitty supplies, when I stumbled across this gem: http://www.petco.com/product/107145/Poop-Off-Black-Light-Pet-Urine-Locator.aspx?CoreCat=OnSiteSearch It's a key-chain LED black light designed to help you locate pet stains. While I'm sure it works for that purpos...

by ladyciel

November 17th, 2010, 5:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Tool for sparklies found in unexpected place

Replies: 5

Views: 262
Re: Banana . . .

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by ladyciel

November 11th, 2010, 6:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Banana . . .

Replies: 97

Views: 1297
Re: Jerks in the workplace

Haha, I totally agree, Princess! I sent Bob another email this morning, without CC, to give him one last chance. Tomorrow morning I will be emailing his boss, with Bob CC'd, to ask if he's out of town or otherwise unavailable. And, from now on, all emails concerning this project will have his boss c...

by ladyciel

November 1st, 2010, 3:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jerks in the workplace

Replies: 19

Views: 425
Re: Jerks in the workplace

I reallllly don't know why he's been allowed to stay as long as he has. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with Dr. Miller having a great deal more patience/understanding than I do. It's only been recently that severe impatience has become obvious on the part of Dr. M during meetings where Bob is there ...

by ladyciel

November 1st, 2010, 3:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jerks in the workplace

Replies: 19

Views: 425
Re: Jerks in the workplace

Elrohwen and MP, I'm glad to say this guy isn't my boss - that's gotta be REALLY tough to deal with. Bliss, your story is both sad and remarkable. Some of the issues I've had with The Jerk have been blamed on cultural differences, with some mismatches between accepted norms (in our country) and his ...

by ladyciel

November 1st, 2010, 3:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jerks in the workplace

Replies: 19

Views: 425
Jerks in the workplace

Have you ever been forced to work with a complete and utter jerk? Have you finally stood up to this jerk, only to have the punishment continue because disrespect turns into malice/spite? My own story is too long to explain now, but I'll come back later to share it. In the meantime, I'm hoping some c...

by ladyciel

November 1st, 2010, 11:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jerks in the workplace

Replies: 19

Views: 425
Re: Guests that were not invited *VENT*

I have so much sympathy for you right now, Bean. They're bluntly disrespecting you and your FI's wishes to the point that it almost feels malicious. I am going to try to offer a bright side and perhaps a plan regarding the latest "additions" to what used to be your guest list. You said tha...

by ladyciel

October 13th, 2010, 8:21 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Guests that were not invited *VENT*

Replies: 19

Views: 735
Re: vc10um Picked a Dress!!!

Love it!!! But, more importantly, love the big smile plastered on your face while wearing it! :appl: Now, while I totally see you playing dress up, if you keep it in the house will A be able to behave himself??? I was pretty sure Dan would, but just in case I put a lock on my bag as a deterrent for ...

by ladyciel

September 23rd, 2010, 6:13 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: vc10um Picked a Dress!!!

Replies: 39

Views: 1008
Re: We bring home twin boys on Wed!

:love: :love: :love: So, while we adopted the kitties on Sunday, the foster group arranged for them to be housed at the pet store until we can pick them up tomorrow (as we're in the middle of moving). We just took a trip to the store to stock up on kitty supplies, and we got to say hello to our boys...

by ladyciel

September 14th, 2010, 6:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: We bring home twin boys on Wed!

Replies: 26

Views: 468
Re: Thoughts/Prayers for My Kitten Please!

Fingers crossed for your sweetie's quick recovery!!

by ladyciel

September 13th, 2010, 11:19 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thoughts/Prayers for My Kitten Please!

Replies: 9

Views: 134
Re: We bring home twin boys on Wed!

Thank you, everbody!! They are officially now Joules & Cal , though we're still deciding who is who. There was no swaying hubby, and after saying the names so many times they've really grown on me. I think, from their photos and what we remember from holding them, that Kitty 2 (Cody) will be Jou...

by ladyciel

September 13th, 2010, 10:53 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: We bring home twin boys on Wed!

Replies: 26

Views: 468
Re: We bring home twin boys on Wed!

Hahaha, thanks for all the name suggestions! Bunsen and Beaker cracked me up, but hubby vetoed that one. What he loves about Joules and Cal is that since they're "real" first names (by sound, if not spelling), the science theme is somewhat subtle. Every time I suggest other names, hubby fa...

by ladyciel

September 13th, 2010, 7:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: We bring home twin boys on Wed!

Replies: 26

Views: 468
We bring home twin boys on Wed!

These two 9 week old balls of blue-eyed kitty adorableness are officially ours and will join us at home on Wed! They're some sort of siamese-tabby mix, but we don't know specifics beyond that. (Somebody left them, along with their litter mates, on the porch of a shelter.) At first glance they look n...

by ladyciel

September 12th, 2010, 10:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: We bring home twin boys on Wed!

Replies: 26

Views: 468


He''s done a FAB job of giving you exactly what your heart desires, and now I''m glad to know that applies to the ring, too! Image Love it!!

That said, get your butt and that ring up to MI, pronto! I need to do a closer inspection.

by ladyciel

June 28th, 2010, 4:14 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Engaged! 0.91 ct. RB in a Calla Cut by Nelson Setting!

Replies: 39

Views: 2759


I have a tanga garnet, which was just set into a lotus ring (currently being adjusted by a local jeweler, so no good pics of it set yet), as well as what I believe to be a Barry tourmaline (some details got lost along the way as the stone changed hands once or twice. Lori, you should probably recogn...

by ladyciel

June 17th, 2010, 7:20 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show Me Your Barry/ACS Gemstones, Please and Thank You!

Replies: 76

Views: 3789


Update part 2: Good news!! I wrote Sally last night with the quotes I got from the local jewelers, asking if she would please reimburse me for the whole thing if I provided her with a copy of the invoice. I explained my case - mostly things that all of you have pointed out re: her normal quality of ...

by ladyciel

June 17th, 2010, 1:58 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


Mmmmmm, I was JUST drooling over that one. Thanks for beating me to it! (well, my wallet thanks you, anyway....) Image

by ladyciel

June 16th, 2010, 5:22 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My first Barry

Replies: 42

Views: 748


Thank you, again, for all of your input. I would never in a million years attempt to fix this myself, as it is obvious to my eye that just moving the one prong would not give a satisfactory result anyway. Also, being a garnet, I think the risk of damaging the stone (which IS held fixed by 2 prongs) ...

by ladyciel

June 16th, 2010, 11:57 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


Well, Sally got back to me, but I''m not quite sure what to do. Apparently she''ll be in the states next week, and she''s asked me to send the ring to her over here, with signature required, at her hotel. It would have to arrive there between the 21st and 27th, or it would miss her. She would then t...

by ladyciel

June 15th, 2010, 7:03 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


Thank you so much to everyone who replied. It''s nice to hear that I''m not over-blowing the problem with the prong (i.e. it''s just fine and I''m being too picky), and that, while frustrating, it should be easily fixed. I sent Sally the photos with a message simply stating my sadness at discovering...

by ladyciel

June 15th, 2010, 6:49 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


I really don''t think it''s the prong coming loose during transit. I pressed gently and cannot flex the prong, and there is just TOO MUCH space around the stone. There''s no physical way for the stone, with its diameter, to fill the distance between the E/W prongs. The N/S prongs look MUCH better, s...

by ladyciel

June 15th, 2010, 6:12 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


oops, helps to attach the pic

by ladyciel

June 15th, 2010, 5:52 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


Against a darker/colored background. Sally said her in her note replying to me that if the ring got here and there was a problem I could send it back to her. But... at this point I''ve waited 2 months for this ring, worried about my garnet in transit to and then from Thailand, and the person setting...

by ladyciel

June 15th, 2010, 5:51 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


I can see the light shining through between the stone and prong from arms length or farther away...


by ladyciel

June 15th, 2010, 5:48 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487
Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

A few months ago I made my very first colored gemstone purchase - a Barry garnet, which I LOVE. I sent it off to Sally of Heart of Water (Etsy) to be placed in a silver and rose gold lotus. After seeing her pics of my finished ring and excitedly making my final payment, something in her photos caugh...

by ladyciel

June 15th, 2010, 5:48 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Really disappointed/upset - Sally lotus arrived

Replies: 36

Views: 1487


From the sounds of it, I think taking a break might be your best first step.  You could be suffering from over training, which is basically the result when your body just can''t keep up/recover properly.  From what I''ve read/experienced, the symptoms can include things like trouble s...

by ladyciel

June 10th, 2010, 7:03 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Runners out there....

Replies: 5

Views: 259


mayachel, you hit the nail on the head about it being a supportive approach. I think one of the main reasons the "deal" works so well for us is that it addresses two issues in our relationship at the same time - one that was more important to me, and the other more pressing for him. For me, the heal...

by ladyciel

June 10th, 2010, 3:12 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Is it possible to talk your partner into healthier eating habits?

Replies: 18

Views: 527
Do you own a body fat/composition scale?

If so, what brand/model, and would you buy one again? DH and I are in need of a new bathroom scale (the display on our cheap-o digital is half dead), and for a long time I have toyed with the idea of getting one of those bioimpedence body fat scales.  The two big names I''ve seen for them are O...

by ladyciel

June 9th, 2010, 3:55 pm

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Do you own a body fat/composition scale?

Replies: 4

Views: 202


You need to get your butt to MI so I can see this gorgeous ring in person!! Image

by ladyciel

June 9th, 2010, 2:37 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Finally: My Amethyst Sugarloaf from Swala is set!!! (PICS!)

Replies: 59

Views: 1370


DH and I struggled with this for a long time.  I currently weigh 10lbs more than I did when we first met, and at one point I was 20lbs over that "starting" number.  I definitely fell into the trap of eating more and exercising less once we were in a relationship, because all of my fre...

by ladyciel

June 9th, 2010, 8:10 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Is it possible to talk your partner into healthier eating habits?

Replies: 18

Views: 527