September 8th, 2009

socks and cat

I hate it when I have to make this choice

Tough choice to make. I have been looking forward to the steampunk event at the Vogue so I can wear the steampunk belly dance costume I'm working shopping insanely hard on and go-go dance in it. But I just got an offer to do a bachelorette party at a hotel on the Eastside that night for $375.

Is it worth losing $375 to go to the Vogue event? On one hand I desperately need to start giving up paying gigs so I can have a social life. I have done so a little bit more lately and it has made me a much happier Cage Kitten. On the other hand, $375 would pay for the ridiculous amount of money I have spent on my steampunk costume, and then some.

I'm thinking I might offer the party a $50 discount if they'll move the party back to an earlier time like 6:30pm. Then I could do both. But what if they say no? How do I choose?
socks and cat

Thank you Michelle!

Michelle came over yesterday to help me clean my room and organize my office. Holy cow she's amazing! My room is clean. And she was getting the piles in my office organized so fast that I had to ask her to slow down so I could keep up with her! Both desks in my office are clear of clutter now.

She is also quite the handywoman. I have a mirror purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond that is supposed to hang over your door. Only I didn't know how to put the door hooks on. With a couple screw drivers she put it together AND found a more efficient place to hang it than I first thought of.

If budget permits, I would like to have her here once a week to keep me on track and keep this office more efficient. She is just what I needed.
over the shoulder Kitten

How do I handle this friend request?

So being new to facebook, I would like to know how others handle this situation. I got a friend request from a man I don't know. Makes me nervous since I only planned to add people I know. Before I declined him I sent him a message and asked why he tried to friend me. He pointed out the high number of mutual friends we had.

So I'm thinking, I don't want to add him. I don't post any secrets on fb but I don't know him and I'm not a fan of strange men trying to get to know me online. On the other hand, if I don't accept friends of mutual friends, how the heck am I supposed to get to know new people and make new friends? I figured it's just one guy, so I'll add him.

Today I got yet another friend request from a strange man I don't know. We have 10 mutual friends. I don't want to add him because for all I know he just saw a pretty picture and wants to collect as many cute goth girls as possible. But on the other hand, how am I supposed to make new friends if I don't accept friend requests from friends of friends?

Would it be rude to message him and tell him I would be happy to add him once we have met in person? Not an offer to meet of course, but an invitation to introduce himself if he ever sees me at an event or club?