Using OpenTable to plan pot dates at places that have 1000+ bonus points. It’s my way of trying new restaurants while knowing I have nothing to lose (bc I’m not paying for it). Then you can redeem those points for actual open table gift cards in vanilla life…going out with friends etc.
I thought this tip could help, if it wasn’t already obvious.
Make an OpenTable account with your SB name. Then, whenever you meet POTS for dinner dates you can make the reservation under your “name”, arrive a few minutes early to sit at the table and the hostess will lead your POT to your designated table.
This beats the awkwardness of having to meet and greet at the front by the hostess or playing the scavenger hunt game at the bar.
Once we have decided on the restaurant I always say “Okay I made the reservation for 8:15, just say _______ at the door!”
De wachtkamer van de GGZ Rotterdam is een ruimte zonder ramen. De enige weg naar buiten is de deur, en zodra je binnen bent, wordt die deur de focus van je aandacht. Niet de scheefhangende poster met de sterke kanten van autisme, niet de tijdschriften uit 2005 die in een slordige stapel op de Ikea-tafel liggen. Nee, het is de deur en de mensen die erdoorheen komen. Soms zijn het metgezellen. Mensen die net als jij het gevoel hebben dat ze ruimte innemen, mensen die verzuipen terwijl ze met een brede grijns zeggen dat alles in orde is. Geen paniek. De metgezellen komen door de deur, kijken je even aan en er is iets van begrip. ‘Jij ook, gelukkig,’ zegt die blik. Meestal zoeken ze een stoel zo ver mogelijk bij je vandaan. Je hebt nog nooit meegemaakt dat alle stoelen bezet waren.
Een enkele keer komt de familie van de metgezellen mee. Een moeder of een vader, soms een broer of zus. Ze hangen wat rond, blijven staan. Meestal bestuderen ze de abstracte kunstwerken aan de muren, of laten ze hun hoofd meedeinen met de popmuziek uit de radio. Je hoeft niet eens naar ze te kijken om te weten wat ze doen. Het zijn buitenstaanders, gevangen in de draaikolken die door mijn metgezellen worden opgeworpen.
Wanneer de deur weer opent is het vaak tijd. Een blik die professioneel blijft maar wel zegt dat het goed is dat je er weer bent. Enkele stappen naar een kamertje. De tissues staan binnen handbereik. Soms zit je samen te schateren en vliegt de tijd voorbij. Soms begin je na vijf minuten te janken als een kind omdat je alles weer verneukt hebt deze week. Dan blijft de persoon tegenover je stil, tot er een vraag wordt gesteld die je zo mogelijk nog harder laat huilen. Het voelt gênant, machteloos. Na een uur ben je klaar. Tot volgende week.
Je loopt even terug de wachtkamer in voor je jas. Met rood-omrande ogen bekijk je je metgezellen. ‘Wacht maar,’ denk je, ‘over een uur liggen jullie ook in puin.’ Dan loop je naar buiten, je laat de deur op een kier. Voor de mensen die nog binnen zitten.
*klikt op jouw naam*
*ziet dat je online bent*
*vraagt zich af of ze mag vragen waar je bent en hoe het gaat*
*klikt het gesprek weg*
*veegt haar tranen weg*
*gaat verder met de orde van de dag*
Next morning you woke up and opent your door.Jungkook was sleeping against the wall right next to the door.You felt really sorry for him because he was sleeping there not in bed. “Jungkook” you shake him gently Slowly he opens his eyes “Go to your bed” you said “O-okay” Jungkook said and got up “But Y/N” he looked at you,but you already went downstairs.
Jungkook looked at the floor and went to his room.His neck hurted so much because he slept on the floor. As you said he layed on his bed,closing his eyes.Flashback of your guys fight camed to his mind. You crying,shouting,but knowing you can’t win against him. When you walk away he always thinks,you’ll be back,you will forgive him,that happens every single time. Everytime it feels like you guys forget what happens and go on the good line,but them line gets broken over and over.
Jungkook kept spining in his bed,couldn’t find a good spot..He couldn’t get you out of his mind no matter how much he tries.Then he heard you laugh from downstairs. Jungkook smiled and remembered how cute you look when you smile. Few minutes later he fell asleep again.
“So what should we do?” you asked “Well..I really don’t know anymore” Jin looked at you “I am so bored” you lay on the couch “Me too” Jin said “Same” V added “Um..Do you mind if a ask you something?” V looked at you “No” you smiled “Are Jungkook and you good?” he asked Your smile fades from your face.. “I don’t know” you look at the ground “I really hope you guys work out things,because all of this fighting is..” “Gonna ruin everything between you two” Jin finished for him And they both nodded their heads looking at you “It’s different…Jungkook is different..I think the fights just make us closer” you looked at them “Ohhhh” V said “That is weird” Jin laughed “I agree” you smiled at him
Later you went upstairs and put on your bikini and hit the beach with Jin and V. Jungkook in that time when he woke up felt really weak for no reason. His head started to hurt a lot..Jungkook stood up and felt really dizzy,he shaked his head and kept walking.
Jungkook started to walk down the stairs and dark just appears in front of his eyes and he slips and falls down.Suga and Jimin heard him fall hard. “Jungkook!” Jimin shouts and they both run to him
He wasn’t conscious.. “Hurry” Jimin said and took Jungkook “Should we go to hospital?” Suga asked being worried “No,we won’t..Let’s just put him upstairs to bed” Jimin said and Suga helped him
They layed Jungkook on the bed.Right away brought some ice and water. “Why did he fell?” Suga asked “I don’t know…Maybe he has a low blood pressure?” “But,if he feels bad tomorrow too,we’ll take him to hospital” Suga said and Jimin nodded his head.
Suga lifted Jungkook’s T-shirt,and his left side of the stomach was red because he fell hard. “Shit,he hurt himself badly” Suga said looking “Look at these bruises he has here and here” Jimin points “Why does he fight anyway?” Suga asked “Trust me I don’t know either…But he always gets in trouble” Jimin looked at Suga and he just nodded his head
Jimin stayed with Jungkook in his room.You guys camed back and Suga had his worried face on. “Is everything okay?” V asked “Jungkook fell down the stairs…” Suga started “He what?” you asked “All we heard was “BOOM!” and next thing we know he was lying on the floor” Suga explains “Why didn’t you take him to hospital?” you asked “Jimin said not to take him” Suga looked at you
Jungkook woke up feeling really weak,and his body was all in pain. “Y/N…” Jungkook wispers because he couldn’t speak Jimin noticed that he’s awake “Jungkook!” he said looking at him “Y/N..Where is Y/N?” Jungkook looked around the room “I don’t know where she is..Are you okay?” Jimin looked at him “My arm hurts and my head” Jungkook said
You walked inside of the room.Jungkook looked at you and couldn’t move his eyes off you.For some reason he could feel pain left a little. “Jungkook” you said and sat next to him “Y/N” he kept looking at you “Are you okay?” “He’s not..He said his arm hurts and head” Jimin said looking at you “Can you move your arm?” You asked Jungkook
Jungkook took a breath and tried to move his hand “AHHHHHHHHHHH!” he shouts as he tried to move it,he couldn’t it was broken “Okay,we’ll take you to hospital” you said being really worried and took his hand in yours “Tell guys to get ready,we need to leave” you added saying to Jimin
Jungkook kept looking at you..He was all sweaty because of the pain and it was really hot outside too.Again he was breathing heavy and really upset about the situation. “Don’t leave me” Jungkook said “I’m not leaving you” you smiled at him “I had a dream..You left me,and I couldn’t-” “Jungkook don’t…” you cut him off He just looked at you and licked his lips “I don’t want to go” he said looking around the room “You will be better if you go” you said “Will you be by my side?” “I will” you smiled and softly kiss his forehead “Let’s go” Jimin said coming into the room
Jungkook closed his eyes and stand up slowly.He never was in so much pain before.He was atually really afraid. Jimin helped Jungkook to walk downstairs. In the car it was silent. “You have bruisses over your stomach and left thigh” Suga looked at Jungkook “Like it matters..I’m always have bruises all over my body” Jungkook laughs “That is not funny Jungkook” Jin said “I’m used to it” “It’s not okay to fight all the time” “Just shut up..Please?” Jungkook raised his eyebrows at Jin “Jungkook stop” you said to him “Don’t tell me what to do” Jungkook said coldly
Because of the pain that he’s having now,Jungkook started to get angry,because he hates to be in so much pain. You just roll your eyes at him and looke away.You were used to his behaviour,always mean,cold,but sometimes gentle and sweet.
“We’ll take you to emergency room” doctor looked at Jungkook and he followed him
You sat on a chair and lean your face on your palms. “Crazy day” J-Hope said taking a sip of his coffee “We’re here 10 minutes and you already have coffee” you laughed “Well what can you do..I didn’t drink coffee in the morning” J-Hope smiled You just nodded your head and check your phone… “I haven’t heard from you in a while” you said to yourself checking your messages from Lucy All she was saying how much she misses Jimin and wants to get back with him.You roll your eyes and put your phone in your purse. “Who was that?” “A bitch” you smiled at J-Hope “Oh wow…” he laughs “Jungkook was acting weird in the car” J-Hope added “Used to it” you sigh “His mood changes in such quick moment” “I know..Sometimes I really wanna beat him up for acting that way,especially towards me” “But you won’t beat him up” “I know..But one day I will” you laughed Silence hits after you guys laughed..You thought hard about Jungkook situation.What would happen if you guys got back together again..What if he messes up again? Will you leave him or go back to him as you always do. You were scared thinking about that for some reason..You said you love him just yesterday and he hasn’t said a thing about that or just said “I love you” back..Does he still cares and loves you? Or this is a game again,just to get you again.. “What am I thinking about” you thought to yourself You look at J-Hope and stare at him..He was drinking his coffee and notices you looking..He laughs feeling awkward. “Um..Y/N,why are you looking at me like that?” he asks you “What will happen when I really will leave?” you said looking at the floor “Like now or like later?” J-Hope laughs “I mean..IF we ever get back together,like if he messes up..You know” you laugh “I think you both will be sad,but in time you guys will realise that you two need to let go of each other for good” J-Hope looks at you and you nodded your head,biting your lip “I don’t think Jungkook will let go of me that easily…” you said “Why do you even think of bad stuff when you can just think how happy you will be,if you guys get together again” “But I can’t!” you raise your voice “I’m sorry” you wisper and laugh “My story with Jungkook is like fighting,making up,fighting,making up and like that over and over” you explain
You know you started first thinking about Jungkook and the situation and first to talk about the him with J-Hope now,but it started to get you mad,nervous and sad all at the same time.
Right when J-Hope was about to start to speak,doctor and Jungkook camed towards all of you. “He has a broken arm,he got pills for his headache..And he needs to rest in his bed for a few days” doctor explains “Thank you doctor” Rap Monster shakes hands with him “And his arm will be like new in two weeks” doctor added and all of you nodded your heads
“Who is going to take care of me?” Jungkook smiled looking at you “I know I won’t” you were serious “You’re kidding..Right?” he asked “I’m not” you smiled You were done with his bullshit and acting..You just couldn’t take it anymore,no matter how much you care about him. You walked over to J-Hope and walked with him. Jungkook just raised his eyebrow at you and look away. “What was that all about?” Jimin asked “I don’t know..Few hours before,everything was okay..She asked if I was okay,and was so nice to me and now so cold” Jungkook explains “If she acts cold towards me,I’ll act the same way” he added looking at Jimin “You already did that Jungkook..That is why she’s doing this” “I’m kind of getting sick of her..Like first she’s all like “I love you” and now she acts like she doesn’t care” Jungkook laughs “How much I know whe only said that she loves you yesterday?” Jimin sighs “I don’t know,can I even trust her anymore? Like I asked her will you be by my side in the hospital and she said yes..And now look she’s with J-Hope…Fucking unbelievable” “You guys fought over that yesterday and so what that she’s walking with J-Hope?” Jimin said “I don’t know man..I love her ,but I really don’t know where is this heading to…And I don’t know,It’s just the way she now said to me how she won’t take care of me at all…” Jungkook looked at Jimin and sigh “Now..I think you are being a little bit a jerk” Jimin said Jungkook just rolled his eyes and continued to walk.
You guys camed back home and Jungkook right away went upstairs..You watched him go upstairs,he didn’t turn around to look at you like he would everytime. You just sigh and know why he is mad.You walked away from him and went to J-Hope.
“Y/N!” V shouts from upstairs “YEAH?!” you shout back while eating your Oreo cookies “CAN YOU BRING SOME WATER UP HERE!” “FINE I’LL BRING WATER!” you shout and open the fridge and take the water bottle
You walked upstairs,but V wasn’t in his room. “I am here Y/N” V said and he was in Jungkook’s room “Great” you said to yourself and walk in
You hand over the water to V.. “It’s for Jungkook so he can drink his pills..His head hurts a little” V explains “Okay” you said and start to walk out “Why don’t you stay?” V asked “Well..I don’t know…” you said “Stay” V smiled and you nodded your head and sit on the chair
You didn’t want to look at Jungkook at all.You knew he was looking at you.Somehow you felt it. “Why don’t you guys speak to each other?” V was worried “I am not in the mood” you smiled “You’re never in the mood” Jungkook said “That is not true” “It is” “Oh,like you know..” you roll your eyes Jungkook just sighs and closes his eyes.. V to break the silence took his phone in his hand and ran to his room for the selfie stick. “Let’s take a selfie!” he smiled being excited “I don’t know…” you said “Are you not in a mood for that either?” Jungkook said coldly and raised his eyebrow at you He was going on your nerves so much. “I’ll do it” you smiled “Lay next to Jungkook” V said and points at the bed “Okay” you smiled at V and lay next to Jungkook
“Selfieeee” V said when he was about to take a picture
Picture was perfect.All of you were smiling,looking happy.But the only happy person in the photo was V.. “It’s a nice picture” you smiled looking at it “Yeah” V smiled looking at you
YOu guys were taking pictures of yourselfs for 10 minutes and then stopped. “Enough!” You laughed and stood up,but Jungkook grabs your wrist and makes you sit again You looked at him with “what do you want” look V left you two alone. “Why so cold?” Jungkook asked letting go of your wrist “I just had a bad day” you said “That is a lie.Did something happen?” Jungkook asked “It’s not a lie..Leave me alone” you stood up “Do you love me?” Jungkook looked at you straight in the eyes “Even if I do Jungkook…We can’t be happy together” “Why do you think that?” “We fight a lot” “Maybe we can fix that” “It can’t be fixed” you laugh tearing up “Yeah I am so bad,and I try everyday just to be good towards you,but it is hard” “I know It’s hard” you said
Jungkook looked at you for good minute and thought should he say what he thinks or not.Will it ruin everything between you two. “But on the end I know I can’t change totally,because I’m a bad guy..So I don’t want to hurt you anymore,because you are a good girl..So leave me” he took a breath and looked at you You froze as you hear those words. “Jungkook..” you sigh and look at him “I know you want to leave me,because I made you so sad and made you go trough so much pain” Jungkook tears up “I won’t leave you” you looked at him “Why don’t you just do it?” “Because..I love you” you were still looking at him Jungkook had a small smile on his face “I love you too” he said
I don’t know what to say about humbug really, idk. its just such a great album, its actually my favorite album from the band. its so amazing, how they got that sort of indie or whatever garage rock sound from the first albums and then they chance so much into this kinda dark, stoner, slower and sexy sound. i wonder how many bands can do that. tis incredible. they were getting so much hype with their first albums but they take thier chances and they get away from the comfortable zone, and try to experiment and get better and do something else and not be another boring indie band. it samazing. i love the whole album its jsut 10 songs, but they fit so good, from the sexy ones liek my properller, potion approaching or dangeros animas, to the romanctic ones liek fire and the thud and cornerstone to the misterious ones like dance little liar or the jewellers hands. its perfect. the opener my propeller god, its an amazin way to opent he album like with a totally different style from the last two albums still soo catchy and badass, its like atotally “look here we are, i bet u didn’t expect this u little shit” and its soo perfect, and then it close the album with the monumental outro of the jewellers hands and it leaves u with a feeling like u can’t believe what u heard. the whole album damn. alex voice in THIS ALBUM its like the breaking point from his voice, since this one his voice gets soo good, and i love the album bc you can totally sense how important nick started to be here, well he was important in fwn too but u get me. his bass breaks so many asses here shit. and the whole album its pretty weird, shit, i love it. AND DONT MAKE ME TALK ABOUT THE LYRICS, one of the best al works are here, so misterious and twisted words. they’re pieces of art. jfc. and well the era was so amazing, with their long hairs and beards, they get away from that teenager english boys style and it freaks out so much, i love them. always changing, playing their own game, not the one the fans or th epress wants, shit. and the live perfomance was soo tight and everything was really well planned. that was the first time they played with a fifth member, u don’t understnad how important josh ashton was for the band. it was amazing. and the acoustic man, the acoustic. they progressed so much with that since 2009. and let me tell you this era was one fo the peeks of alex carreer when it comes to compose songs, he had so many, they said they had like 25 songs from the sessions we only get to hear 18 tho ugh. but still. god bless humbug and good bless josh homme. THIS WAS THE ALBUM AND THE ERA THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING. the monkeys wouldn’t be what they are right now if it wasn’t for this. im as proud of this album as the guys from the band are.
Everyone knows how restaurant reservations have worked in living memory: When we want to eat at a restaurant, we call ahead or drop by and reserve a table for a specified time. But in recent years restaurant reservation websites and apps have enabled new kinds of consumer interactions. Tech contributor Alexis Madrigal says some of those options fall neatly within our societal traditions while others break entirely with the established way of doing things.
“OpenTable is only the beginning of what an enterprising restaurant technologist might cook up. It merely replicates the existing system of the restaurant reservation online. And while that does change some things — for one, it’s easier for patrons to make and cancel reservations, as well as to see all the restaurants who could seat two on Friday at 8 p.m. — that technology doesn’t challenge the basic idea of the convention.
For that, we can look to Grant Achatz, the chef behind Alinea, Chicago’s entry for best restaurant in the country. In August of 2012, Alinea got rid of reservations. Instead, they started selling tickets. And earlier this summer, Nick Kokonas, Achatz’s business partner and the driving force behind the ticketing system, revealed exactly how effective it’s been.”
I get flak from my friends for asking the server at restaurants the question all the time. “What do you recommend?”
But, the truth is, I value the waiter/waitress’ opinion. They might not know what I like, but they certainly can tell me what to avoid. This simple question drives a lot of my decisions when I eat.
Yet, I don’t have an aggregated recommendation engine for the digital world. Twitter is my closest thing to it - at the moment. It drives a vast majority of what I read and discover. But I still feel like I’m missing things.
So, how do really good recommendation engines work?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this question. What is my digital footprint and how can it be used to recommend new experiences and technologies to me? Every day, I find something new and exciting. I find it through social media. I find it through review sites. I find it through blogs.
Surely, I use a number of services that have data on me.
In aggregate, that data is valuable because it gives companies a better sense of what I will/won’t buy. Obviously, when you have great insight, you can make a lot of money. The user will buy more things and the advertisers will pay you more money. That’s why facebook is currently winning - they have the best insight into who I really am as a person. It’s superficial (and clearly not perfect), but it’s way better than others.
What, then, does my digital footprint look like?
I’ve thought through some of the websites I use when deciding on things like food, travel and experiences:
To book a reservation, I use Opentable, Trip Advisor and Savored. Those guys know what I like to eat.
To book a hotel and/flight, I use Kayak, Hipmunk and Airbnb. Those guys know what types of places I like to stay at and where I like to visit.
For experiences, I use Yelp, Trip Advisor and Urban Daddy. Those guys know what types of experiences I am looking to participate in.
You get the picture. The problem is that none of them are synced. Yet.
The company that finds a way to aggregate those and then push opportunities back to me, wins.
I know this post is relatively obvious, but I’m still thinking through this concept. Just feels better to write some of it down, ya’ know?
The only time the room feels small is when you are attempting to book one of the 28 seats, but even that is a fairly painless process thanks to a widget on Chez Sardine’s Web site that lists open time slots rather than making you guess. (I hope the technology catches on.)
Hey OpenTable, Pete Wells is talking about you! He’s criticizing those reservation time GUESSING GAMES you make us play. End the madness and just tell us when there are available seats, OpenTable!
The OPEN earnings trade worked out. The stock is trading in the middle of the range, and implied volatility (IV) got crushed from 122% to 65% overnight. We are sitting on a small profit here, but a profit nonetheless.
We used the Feb options which expire in nine days (seven trading days). Our intention is to continue holding the entire spread into expiration. Right now we are holding a short strangle with plenty of cushion to the downside & upside, as well as lower & upper butterflies. Since we sold the strangle, the butterflies are essentially being held for free after the IV decay in the strangle, so there’s no reason to exit. After all, there’s a slim chance one of the butterflies may come into play in the next seven trading days.
The likely event is that all spreads will expire worthless for a profit of $35/spread and no further transactional costs. With seven days left until expiration, there’s a chance OPEN will extend lower or rally higher and expire outside of the strangle range, but the probability is about 1% either way (highly unlikely).
If the strangle is effecting your buying power in a manner that prevents you from entering other trades, there is nothing wrong with covering it and realizing your gains. We simply want to squeeze out the last $15/spread since there’s only seven trading days left. If there were ten or more trading days left until expiry, we would be covering the strangle…just FYI.
In the event we had traded the alternatively suggested Iron Condor, we would be covering it today in the 0.35-0.40 range for a very solid overnight gain.