Tell us what's happened to you recently (that's interesting)


#12404

Well congratulations! Most exciting news :)

As the trend breaker myself (between mine and my wife’s family 4 boys, 0 girls) prepare for her to be very spoiled.


#12405

Checked off bucket list today. Napping under my desk at work. Ground hard enough to wake me up after an hour, just in time to go home early. Very refreshing!

I know - not exciting to you but hopefully some droll humour there to tide you over.


#12406

It’s a fun concept but really not very comfortable. In my days of IT career emergency-all-nighters I’ve slept under my desk, and under a strangers desk, and in an ice-cold server room. I really really don’t recommend the latter.


#12407

Unless you have a large heavy coat with a hood. I had to do that a few times and it was OK. But then again I like sleeping in then cold.


#12408

My first night as bartender at John’s Pub I forgot the code to set the alarm. So I spent the night sleeping (or at least, trying to sleep) in my leather jacket across two chairs. I was like that until the morning janitor came in. It was cold, painful and stupid. He said that I should have just locked up and gone home.


#12409

In my previous job I used to sleep under my desk maybe 3 nights a month.


#12410

My previous jobs had showers that only the runners used and a few people that didn’t go home during a few go-live dates and a ton of lockers that people used like it was their personal storage unit which lead to fights of course.

On a side note, I can’t believe the cost of renewing Passports now. It’s pretty sad state of affairs when having a passport seems like such a privilege.


#12411

What does a passport cost? Think it was $10 last time I renewed.


#12412

No clue, I haven’t used a passport since 2003, I am sure mine expired by now.


#12413

$110 for renewal. I had the pleasure of having my first one issued when the USA decided to make Canada and Mexico a passport requirement which meant they gross underestimated how many people would need that. and at the time I had a Visa requirement… anyway it seems so expensive now. It’s not an issue for me but geeze.


#12414

Holy crap that’s a huge jump! Yeah I maintain a passport just to get to Canada these days.


#12415

There was a danger that poor people could use them to establish their identities at the polls.


#12416

When you consider the actual cost of printing etc, that is a sad commentary on government lately. Sad but too true.

When the wife and I got our passports 6 years ago it was $90. And that was getting our own pictures done for $10.


#12417

This is required identification to cross our borders and return, even the ones north and south of us (although you can use the cards instead), not a luxury spa; it should be more affordable. I still had to get my picture done for 4.99 at Costco.


#12418

I think that if it’s required ID it should be free. But what do I know?


#12421

So my wife was featured on CBS-LA tonight for her business. They essentially did a story on her, interviewing her and some customers. I’m super proud of her, she was nervous but did very well, I think. The little boy mugging for the camera constantly is my son Max. He’s a real ham. The cute little kid at the end is the daughter of one of the moms interviewed.

So hopefully this will get us some much needed exposure. We could sure use the business! We are the very definition of a Mom and Pop store. With our son as the mascot. So if you know anyone in Orange County send them our way! We’ll never be rich doing this but it feels good to let moms be more productive and build a community.


#12422

My wife has been toying with setting up with Mommy Works recently. But what she is mostly talking about offering is services I suspect have a bazillion people offering–some grant-writing assistance, transcription services and maybe some Russian translation services. I’m just dubious there’s any money to be had from those here in one of the most highly-educated towns in the country.

What services does your wife offer, or is it that she is running a footprint location for others to come and work in? It isn’t clear to me from the article?


#12423

That’s great man, happy for you. If the business model works, you could set these up all over the country. I’m sure one would work in my town of Westport, CT.


#12424

It’s a co-working space / flexible office space, ultimately. But really it’s starting to be a little entrepreneurial community. We are trying to figure out what working Moms want and how to cater to them now. For instance, when we opened it was just an office space and marketed that way. Now we are branching out to event space and also what I call “vendor parties”, that is, an event where several people set up shop (usually on a Saturday) and essentially rent space temporarily, like a fair. We had a Christmas party one last month where Olaf the Snowman came and played with the kids. It was quite fun.


#12425

She had asked me to check with the Hivemind to see if anyone had experience with Mommy Works, and could give feedback on how it worked, how well it worked, and what to expect. I’ll pass it on, thanks.