Response to What’s The Best Food Mashup You’ve Ever Eaten?:
That’s not a common name, so I have to ask… Is this Will Scanlon from Chautauqua? If so, small world! If not, I’m just an annoying internet comment-er. Sorry!
1. Prioritize! When I’m looking at the cookie tray / food table / refrigerator I ask myself “Is this something I would pick out if I were planning my ultimate holiday meal?” If so, I might try some. If not, and I’m only thinking about it because I want to try everything, I skip it.
2. I remind myself that food usually loses its appeal the more I eat, so that third cookie isn’t going to taste as good as the first.
3. I remind myself that the point of parties is to socialize, not to stuff my face. If I’m too busy worrying about the food, I’m missing opportunities to make memories and grow closer to friends.
Well, there was a family member (who will remain unnamed) who said “awfully wedded wife” at the altar…
Response to How Are Women Supposed To Dress For Work?:
My tip for young professionals is to find a formula that works for your body and your job, taking cues from the others around you. Err on the conservative side. Starting off, don’t worry that your wardrobe is a little small. If necessary, regularly repeat your best outfits that make you feel professional (as long as they’re clean, and not two days in a row of course!) rather than taking risks to stretch your wardrobe. (Think “what if I meet an important contact today. I don’t want them to remember me in that awkwardly-draping ruffled magenta top.” Sure, 99% of the time you could have gotten away with wearing that riskier outfit while doing the same old same old, but the one day you have an unexpected meeting, you will be glad you’re looking at the top of your game.) In most cases, coworkers will be be left remembering your consistent ability to look sharp rather than caring about your ability to be creative with your wardrobe. As your can afford more nice pieces that feel professional, mix them in, but don’t rush the urge to grow your wardrobe by buying iffy or cheap looking pieces. In the workplace, looking silly is much more of a fashion crime than looking boring.
A tennis ball. Someone had tennis balls for all the kids.