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[ - ] OMG- just saw my daughter’s second grade teacher from last year taking a poll dancing class at my pilates studio. How awkward! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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NBD...she wants to stay in shape [ Reply | More ]
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Haha! Reminds me of when dh and I were seated next to dd's kindergarten teacher at a restaurant, she was obviously on a first (maybe second?) date. [ Reply | More ]
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So she asked you to answer survey questions while dancing around you? [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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why is that awkward? i thought everyone aspired to be skanky nowadays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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NBD x 1,000. You sound like a prude. She is every bit entitled to feel sexy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone else think school supply lists are insane? Why would the class need 12x25 glue sticks on day 1?? These things dry out. Why not space it out and not waste so much stuff? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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Because stuff is on sale and many would not remember to send in nov or January. [ Reply | More ]
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The teacher could send a reminder as she starts running low. It's not that hard. How much would the sale save you? $0.50? [ Reply | More ]
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you realize not everyone buys it and your are subsidizing another kid's supply [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. My dc is OCD about things like the school supply lists. August has been hell. [ Reply | More ]
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i just don't buy them until needed. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Came home early from the beach. Found DH and nanny in bed together doing it. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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doing what [ Reply | More ]
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fake [ Reply | More ]
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uh huh [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Moms of older kids, where do you shop for them? Dd is 6 but very tall so she wears a 7/8 in many things. She's aged out of the target little kid clothes and the older ones are absolutely awful. Similar at gap kids (though they are sometimes ok), she wears a lot of Hanna Andersen but I'd like some more muted color options too. Boden is too expensive for everyday. She's tall and slender and a lot of clothes still seem cut for chunkier kids. Thoughts? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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J Crew, Ts from Old Navy, Crazy 8s [ Reply | More ]
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Never heard of the last, I'll check it out. Crew cuts I also think is too expensive but I do get "special" things there occasionally. ON quality is really bad. [ Reply | More ]
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Zara, H&M... uniqolo [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't know uniqlo had kids, I'll check it out! Zara is also kinda pricey for play clothes. [ Reply | More ]
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If you want quality then you need to pay for it..crew cuts/Boden [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] sTM? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Labrie probably did rape that girl. She said no more than once, then went to the police afterward. They found His semen in her underwear. Then he bragged to his friends that he 'poked' her even though she said no, using 'every trick in the book.' Then he lied to the jury about having sex with her. I understand why the jury didn't find enough evidence to put him away for rape, but it's clear he had sex with a minor, so they at least punished him for that far lesser offence. Justice was served. Warn your sons that this only happens to POS assholes who don't respect women. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:16 PM Flag
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Washington Times says semen could not be proven to be his. Are there reports to the contrary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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One sample was his, the other inconclusive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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inconclusive means it was just as likely to be his as not. There just wasn't enough left to test. Can you imagine if every murder trial was based on pretending that "inconclusive" means it came from someone else. Hey, 5 bullets at the scene matched your gun, but the other one was "inconclusive", so let's all agree that means that there was someone else at the scene who was the shooter. You get off scot free! I'm quite sure some of the Newtown, CT shooters bullets were "inconclusive" so hey, that poor guy's been given a bad rap. Someone else was there shooting all those inconclusive bullets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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What was the evidence his mother supposedly tried to destroy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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you cracked that case wide open there, zippy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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Inconclusive semen ... I'm sure she's a whore just like everyone else who cries rape. Let's face it: men are rarely if ever convicted. The sports world, the entertainment world—men in both arenas and in just the ordinary world are raping and going scot free. This kid is a slick sleaze. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Hey, Norman's mom. Are you happy now?!l 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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yes? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is it true that age of consent is only 14 in Italy? My DD has been asking to do a semester there and I wonder if she knows this 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why don't you ask her? [ Reply | More ]
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I am not comfortable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:17 PM Flag
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As I'm sure you know, parenting involves a lot of uncomfortable moments. You owe it to your daughter to talk with her about sexual behavior. But I am curious why the age of consent matters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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My DD is thirteen and she feels that the boys her age are really immature, I get the sense she would like to date older boys but is frustrated by the tradition in America that prevents older teen boys from dating younger teen girls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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It's not just "tradition" in America that prevents older teen boys from dating younger teen girls....it's the parents of the younger teen girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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Older boys are not less immature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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Italian men are like dogs. She should be absolutely careful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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I agree. I would feel better if she did semester abroad in Copenhagen where girls are treated with respect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Yeah, but tons of hotties! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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Wait, she's only 14 and doing a semester abroad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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It's 14 in numerous European countries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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In Copenhagen things are more equal, Here is a movie that deals approvingly with an older man dating a 14 yr old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Np. Do you know Copenhagen? I'm going in a week. Have time to give me tips? If so I'll start a new thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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I would never allow my daughter to do a semester abroad at 14. Are you nuts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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My son wanted to go to Italy because the drinking age is 18. The only logical conclusion is that she wants to go to Italy so she can have all the sex she can't have here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking for basic, solid color, sweatshirts for 5yo DD. Surprisingly hard to find (e.g. Lands End, Target etc). Just something she can throw on for chilly morning or bring in case she gets cold. Something inexpensive so if it gets lost no big deal 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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gap or old navy? [ Reply | More ]
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they don't have it at target or land's end? surprising. get it zipped so easy on/off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Lands end has good zip up sweaters - easier to put on. If not, try American apparel or maybe Primary (which keeps coming up on my Facebook feed) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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I was going to suggest those as well - I know American apparel has them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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Walmart,LL Bean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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Children's place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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Gap or old navy but look under school uniforms [ Reply | More ]
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Oops, meant gap or lands end [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I tried to take a sexy selfie last night. My breasts are now so low that I can't get my nipples and my face in the same frame. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:10 PM Flag
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Breastfed? [ Reply | More ]
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no, but looks like i did :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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Reminds me of DF's grandmother. She lives down south. Took a shotgun and tried to kill herself. Called a friend and asked for the most painless way to do it. Friend said point the barrel just undernearh your left breast and that will instantaneous. She blew out her left knee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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this would be funny if it weren't morbid! [ Reply | More ]
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what kind of a friend was that? [ Reply | More ]
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i guess that depends on whether you have a selfie stick. but i think this is omen from god to keep things in good taste and not skanky. [ Reply | More ]
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:35 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the most you have eaten in one sitting, recently ? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:03 PM Flag
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A Saltine [ Reply | More ]
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40 blueberries and 2 apples and a turkey sandwich . Still disgusted with myself [ Reply | More ]
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you should get some help [ Reply | More ]
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No one needs that much food or sugar in one meal [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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omg [ Reply | More ]
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you sound unhinged. [ Reply | More ]
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i agrees. [ Reply | More ]
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huge bowl of lasagna, large piece of garlic bread, and ice cream maybe an hour later [ Reply | More ]
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last night I ate 1 1/2 big doughnuts, 4 large chocolate chip cookies and then a bunch of cookie crisp and chocolate chips [ Reply | More ]
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Did you feel sick? [ Reply | More ]
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Yum chocolate [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, I'd rather vodka. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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ewwww. too sweet. i don't care about sugar but that is just too sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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3 cupcakes in one sitting. [ Reply | More ]
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Mini cupcakes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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A snack size bag of raw, unsalted organic kale chips [ Reply | More ]
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You people are boring! [ Reply | More ]
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I agree! [ Reply | More ]
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Toss up btwn a pan of brownies and a carton of ice cream [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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in college, 12 krispy kream donuts while studying for my psych exam. this happened multiple times. recently, 4 baked eggs topped with mozzarella with 6 strips of bacon, ton fo guac. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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Two cheeseburgers with bacon, extra large fries, two strawberry milk shakes, one slice of pizza, half a pecan pie, bag of potato chips, two donuts, and some fried rice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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Finally,someone normal. [ Reply | More ]
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
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gtho. how did you manage? [ Reply | More ]
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No wonder there are so many angry bitter sounding women on here.You are all starving yourselves or binging. [ Reply | More ]
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Not recently, but I used to be bulimic and that was a completely different story. I don't even like to think about it anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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when i was 19 bmi, sometimes, i'd go an entire day without eating (just happened that way because i'd be busy) then i would eat an enormous amount of food at one meal. i mean like two-entrees-full at a restaurant and some appetizer. always drank some non-caloric beverage, though, usually water or tea. man, those were the good old days. [ Reply | More ]
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and dessert, sometimes, though not usually an entire serving. [ Reply | More ]
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Just ate half a pizza [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Striver Alert: http://nypost.com/2014/08/15/swanky-helicopter-service-has-hamptons-visitors-flying-high/ 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Cindy Gallop, a 54-year-old entrepreneur who lives in Chelsea, was “riveted” throughout her recent Blade flight, which she splurged on with her tax refund. [ Reply | More ]
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Striver alert! The person who keeps posting all of this. You are clearly very sensitive to the subject and hyper aware of what others have and are doing. Go visit a ghetto to get some perspective about what is important in life, k???? [ Reply | More ]
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New to the city? [ Reply | More ]
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Gross. I feel bad for east-coasters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:37 PM Flag
[ - ] We're going to the US Open. Any tips? First time ever. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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not really. just have fun! [ Reply | More ]
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np Can you answer my US Open question below? Please and thanks :) [ Reply | More ]
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I'm really not sure. I would call the box office if you can. I know if you have Ashe tickets it gives to access to everything- Armstrong, etc. So if you don't like the match in Ashe you can walk into Armstrong and seat yourself. If it's a great match you might not be able to get in as everyone will want to see it. I don't know when they will let you into the grounds for evening, but my guess is at least a couple hours before. If you use Chase Bank there is a lounge there where you can go to cool off if it's really hot and you don't have access to any of the private dining areas. Go to the Chase kiosk, get a bracelet and there are refreshments and small bites to eat if I remember correctly. They usually only give to the first 100 people or so. Otherwise just walk around, look in some of the stores, get a drink.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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Third FAQ from bottom. [ Reply | More ]
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Get your second serve in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I am in LA and having people over and my apartment is crazy hot (live by the beach, we dont do air). I have two fans. What else can I do to fix this? Any advice is appreciated, I don't want my guests to die. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:46 PM Flag
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get a wall unit [ Reply | More ]
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we cant have those here. its usually bareable, so I just need a quick fix. [ Reply | More ]
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Get a freestanding AC unit [ Reply | More ]
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
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Get some ice and serve everyone ice water as soon as they arrive. Why don't you have an AC? [ Reply | More ]
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little late to think of it now, just keep the fans going...maybe get a few more fans? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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I can hook you up. Here is what i do when it is hot. Buy bags and bags of ice and bury hand towels in ice. As soon as people arrive, give them an iced hand towel. Replace with a fresh iced towel each half hour [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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Let me know how it works [ Reply | More ]
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This sounds....... Inelegant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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You need a lot of fans, like at least one per person. I live in a shoebox room inside a shoebox apt shared with roommates. In my room, I have a window fan, and a box fan pointed directly at me. I have two other fans for extremely hot days, as well. Maybe get some of those cooling towels (enduracool are good) or reusable ice packs sold in the camping section. Keep lots of iced tea, cold water, etc available. If someone is feeling hot, put something cold (ice, towels, etc) on the neck, inside of wrist, under knees, or bottom of feet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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Don't have people over if it's that hot. Take them out. Nobody wants to get sweaty [ Reply | More ]
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why don't you have air? you know you live in america in the 21st century, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:45 PM Flag
[ - ] If I'm applying to a retail job, who do I list for references if I worked in an office prior? Don't want to ask my former co-workers. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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friends [ Reply | More ]
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Friends, honestly. [ Reply | More ]
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volunteer supervisors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:39 PM Flag
[ - ] The first guy I had sex with I absolutely regret. He pressured me into it, said I 'didn't really like him' if I didn't sleep with him, etc. I felt depressed over it for my entire freshman year of college especially when he ended things with me. He was a JERK. not a criminal. I guess what I'm trying to say is, we need to teach our boys to be respectful of women and not to be jerks BUT ALSO we need to teach our girls to not hang around with boys like this and to respect ourselves more. I so wish I had had higher self esteem back then to tell him no. I'm sure a lot of people will disagree with me but this whole situation made me want to share. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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Very insightful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:43 PM Flag
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Yes but what happens when you teach your daughter this, and she goes out with a boy she thinks is actually nice, starts fooling around with him, and he decides to rape her and she is so shocked he doesn't respond to her saying "no" that she doesn't pull out her gun (that you always want her to have handy) to shoot him? I mean, do you tell her she "lacks self-esteem" and thus she better get counseling because it is her fault? [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. I've slept with some jerks, but they didn't turn into criminals. And I do blame myself for putting myself in situations where I wasn't fully in control of my environment or my actions. I've had at least one sexual experience that parallels the one in the NH trial, and several others I don't even remember very clearly. I'd take all of them over again over even one experience like accusing one of those guys and going through the public humiliation of a trial. It was bad enough to have my own regrets, much less putting it on the front page of the newspaper. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Because it's important for girls to take the blame, to feel bas. Boys amd men don't have to feel bad.... Because boys will be boys. Girls are branded sluts when they make mistakes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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I only believe the last part is true, which is why you don't feed yourself to the wolves. It doesn't make anything better. [ Reply | More ]
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You are blaming yourself because you have been trained that girls don't matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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No, I just know where to cut my losses. I feel like I matter just fine. My private sexual mistakes are no one else's business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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Teen girls are so terrified of 'being awkward,' they will do anything to avoid it. We need to point out that the guys are the ones causing the awkwardness with their asshole behaviour. Still it sounds like the St paul kid forced himself on her, different than just pressure, a big degree closer to criminal than the average asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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Not the point. We are dealing with a case of an 18 year old adult predator who went after a 15 year old Freshman girl and wrote her NAME on the wall in a laundry room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:09 PM Flag
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The entire world teaches men and boys that they MATTER and women and girls don't MATTER. Mom of sons call girls (12 - 15 year old childrenr) sluts. They encourage their sons to show them sad naked pictures of underage girls who have no guidance to them. They are NORMAN's mom who encourage their sons to objecify women and girls. Sick. [ Reply | More ]
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what is a norman's mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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Agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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i don't care for the first dipshit i slept with either but life goes on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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Some of us have sons. The idea that our son hasn't been taught that no means no is pretty appalling. OP, what do you think? Should we teach our sons that sometimes girls say no when they really mean yes, so definitely ignore the first no and the 2nd no, too, because if she doesn't say it loud enough, you are good to go? I mean, that's what some people on here obviously think is the way to go. [ Reply | More ]
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The school should bear a huge responsibility for the Labrie incidence. Someone there had to be aware of the culture. Why didn't someone prepare the young girls coming in on how to deal with these issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is anyone aspiring to UMC-related things (tennis, designer clothing, etc.) considered striverish? Who is not a striver then? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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people who are comfortable with themselves, regardless of what labels others choose to attach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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makes them feel they belong to a "tribe" and think that others perceive them more highly aka social clout. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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Doing something just because you perceive that it will raise your social status is striver-ish. So if you buy a designer bag bc you really love it, then fine, but if you decide you must have a certain label because all of the "cool moms" are wearing it, you are a striver. Likewise, if you love to play tennis, great, but if you are just doing it to try to seem wealthy, you are a striver. [ Reply | More ]
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Oops! Sorry for the triple post!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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Here's the thing though. How can one possibly know any individual's motivation for doing something. I've never heard anyone declare "I'm taking up tennis to appear wealthy" or "I'm buying this bag to appear cool". To me it seems that the type of woman who makes such assumptions is stuck in a high school mean girl sort of mentality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:44 PM Flag
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np: I play tennis and live in FFC, CT. To some it might seem cliche, but I actually like playing. I played when I was younger and I have met many great women playing. I also find it gives me structure. And I agree. Women who focus on what other people are doing while criticizing their choices are immature and insecure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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Doing something just because you perceive that it will raise your social status is striver-ish. So if you buy a designer bag bc you really love it, then fine, but if you decide you must have a certain label because all of the "cool moms" are wearing it, you are a striver. Likewise, if you love to play tennis, great, but if you are just doing it to try to seem wealthy, you are a striver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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Doing something just because you perceive that it will raise your social status is striver-ish. So if you buy a designer bag bc you really love it, then fine, but if you decide you must have a certain label because all of the "cool moms" are wearing it, you are a striver. Likewise, if you love to play tennis, great, but if you are just doing it to try to seem wealthy, you are a striver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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I don't get why being a striver is a bad thing necessarily? Is it bad to want to be successful and make a good living and have a thriving family? Anyone who came here to America and was successful was once a striver. Striving to do better. I guess the only thing is if you have family money already that means your grandparents, etc were the strivers and you're the lazy piece of shit living off of inheritance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 05:48 PM Flag
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i completely agree with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:07 PM Flag
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Clarification: striving to do one's best is laudable; striving to be noticed, imitated, or included is NOK,D. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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it's bad because those idiots then judge others who don't strive. they go on to make mommy cliques at school and lock kids out and other bullshit. it is a symptom of a shallow person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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a shallow social climbing person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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if you do it to impress others (desginer clothes, ridiculous cars) then it's striver. if you do it because you love it (tennis, vacation -- don't care for expensive vacatins myself but some might -- expensive restaurants) then, it's just because you enjoy it. i personally used to go to really expensive restaurants in jeans and sneakers. sometimes, the people there would give me dirty looks. but i just went there for the food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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