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[ - ] How can Success Academy parents watch that video and not be disturbed? What if your child was one of the ones watching that girl being humiliated and told she was ruining it for the rest of the class? And they just accept it and eagerly raise their hand to "show" that they are not like her -- they are smart and deserving of praise. Seriously, if I was a parent there I would be appalled that my child was being taught these values. Even if they were praised through the roof for their "effort" (i.e., being naturally able to do math) while other students are berated. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Helen is baaaacccckkkkkk...... [ Reply | More ]
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It's not just THAT teacher. Success Academy teachers are trained through their bullish*t Touro teacher education program to teach that way. This is what happens when you preference test scores over learning. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I agree. That teacher was doing exactly what she was trained to do and what she trains other teachers to do as an "exemplar" teacher. She didn't lose it because the kids were acting up. She deliberately and purposefully demeaned a struggling child in front of the other children and let the entire class of 6 year olds know that this child had ruined their own experience by her lack of understanding. I cannot imagine how the other children have internalized that not knowing the answer makes you a cast out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever heard anyone sleepwalking? Is it dangerous? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is hearing someone sleepwalking dangerous? [ Reply | More ]
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Is hearing someone sleepwalking dangerous? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is the best way to leave a business with very rude service a really bad review on Yelp without getting sued? Not a lawyer here. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You can get sued for a Yelp review? [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
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np. How? If what you are writing is true, you can't be sued. Truth is always an affirmative defense. [ Reply | More ]
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Be honest [ Reply | More ]
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Wait a long time, then leave the review. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Last time a complete stranger showed you random kindness in NYC: 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I was at a park and a woman smiled at me and said hello. It was so lovely. [ Reply | More ]
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That is truly remarkable. [ Reply | More ]
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Sometimes someone will hold a door for me. I get so touched by these small acts of kindness. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Anyone who wanted SS for their DS for k who was shut out? If so are you going private co-Ed? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm going back a few years, but once a lady let me cut in front of her in the ladies room. [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting how such small acts of kindness can have a big impact. Probably better than getting $100. [ Reply | More ]
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That is awesome! I am tearing up. You must have had a desperate look in your eye and she took pity! [ Reply | More ]
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This is sarcastic, right? [ Reply | More ]
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sure, about the tearing up part, but I don't know about you but I have had times when getting into a bathroom felt pretty urgent! [ Reply | More ]
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That's amazing. Where were you where this happened? [ Reply | More ]
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A woman in a store told me she wished she had my figure. [ Reply | More ]
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VBA [ Reply | More ]
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Every day, someone holds a door for me, and vice versa. Every day. [ Reply | More ]
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You must be beautiful. [ Reply | More ]
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Me? No. I'm like that witch from Oz. Maybe their scared--ha ha. [ Reply | More ]
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*they're [ Reply | More ]
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The young man who mugged me let me go [ Reply | More ]
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He had a kind heart. [ Reply | More ]
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Strangers constantly helping me with my stroller on public transportation. [ Reply | More ]
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You sound annoying. [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly, all the time. When my son was little people helped with the stroller on stairs, held doors, told me how cute he was and said "God bless him." Now I still have had people offer to help carry things, tell me how nice my son seems, offer my mom a seat on the subway. So many. [ Reply | More ]
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Years ago when visiting NYC on a business trip, DH's wallet fell out of his pants pocket in a cab. He was frantic! The cab driver found the wallet and remembered from which hotel he had picked up DH. He returned the wallet to the hotel and DH got a call that they had his wallet there--with every credit card and dollar bill intact. He gave the cab driver a nice reward as a thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Would I be a bad person if I order in dinner tonight in NYC? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, why? Delivery people want to work too. [ Reply | More ]
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Just because it's so damn cold. Wondering if giving a little extra on the tip makes up for it. [ Reply | More ]
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Even so, they don't make $$$ if they don't get a customer. You're doing them a favor, the way I see it (used to work in a cafe). [ Reply | More ]
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No. Just tip well. Plenty of people going to work tonight & want to make money. [ Reply | More ]
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This question gets asked and answered every single cold or snowy or rainy day. ORDER & TIP VERY WELL. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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haha the delivery person has already endured a lot in his life. they are not weak and coddled like you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Would I be crazy to go running in Central Park right now? Went yesterday afternoon and it wasn't so bad. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The wind is absurd [ Reply | More ]
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I would worry about wind burn! Go tomorrow - should be better. [ Reply | More ]
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Wear a mask and you'll be fine. [ Reply | More ]
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It's too windy to walk, unless you really cover up your face. [ Reply | More ]
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OP- ok, trying to get into a 4:30 spin class instead. Gotta earn my valentines day chocolate. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How are the academics at Friends? It was not a great school when I was growing up in NYC, but it seems to have improved . 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I went there and then to Wesleyan. All worked out for me. [ Reply | More ]
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In what way? Because Wesleyan is pretty bad in every regard. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes that's when Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joss Whedon said. If you aspire for your child to be an investment banker or hedge funder, it's not for you. [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously. Wesleyan is an extremely well-regarded school. OR probably didn't get in. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What percentage of SA students do you think come from families with a stay at home parent? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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0% [ Reply | More ]
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maybe two times that amount [ Reply | More ]
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This. Hard working moms like me send kids to SA. Welfare moms do not [ Reply | More ]
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Here is the type of mom that does not send kids to SA https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII [ Reply | More ]
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Most people who receive benefits (outside of disability) perform some kind of work. Who do you think is cleaning your parks? [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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I think the long hours appeal more to working parents [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, and that is why all the affluent stay at home mom parents have succeeded in having Eva Moskowitz shorten the day so their gifted children can take advantage of expensive after school activities and not have to spend long days with those low-achieving students who must be sent to the "calm down" chair and belittled when they don't learn fast enough. [ Reply | More ]
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What affluent parent would choose SA over the private schools? Tour both and the SA schools look like blue & orange reform schools. [ Reply | More ]
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There are affluent parents at Upper West, Union Square, and Cobble Hill. Their children are coddled and beloved by their teachers -- you can hear it on the audio. They are trained to watch those NOKD children being belittled so they can internalize that children like that should be gone unless they can keep up with them. The gifted low-income children are also beloved and held up as models that can be achieved if only those other at-risk children were putting in "more effort". They don't, so they need to be humiliated until they do. And the coddled children of the affluent get to witness it all, knowing how "special" Ms. Moskowitz thinks they are because of their high test scores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Pet peeve: calling your baby son "little man". um, ew! Would you ever call your newborn daughter a "little woman"??? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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sometimes i call ds this. it's really not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, now you know that some people do find it a big deal. Whatever. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think that's bad- and plenty of ppl say "little lady" [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. I have. Little lady...my nn for dd. [ Reply | More ]
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This is just as awful. They are BABIES for goodness sakes! [ Reply | More ]
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Get a grip. It's like Shirley Temple. [ Reply | More ]
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or the jr. beauty pageant kids with faces full of makeup. It's FINE. [ Reply | More ]
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No, it's a saying. But continue to believe your ridiculous world. My kid is butch. FWIW. Ha ha. [ Reply | More ]
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Lisa Vanderpump calls Giggy "little man." What of it? [ Reply | More ]
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blech. [ Reply | More ]
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Better than "giggy", perhaps? [ Reply | More ]
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Little man & woman is fine. Calling babies papa & mama is annoying. [ Reply | More ]
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People do this? [ Reply | More ]
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I've never hear the pap/mam thing for babies (!), but how 'bout calling DH "daddy" to others? ha! [ Reply | More ]
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I find it sexist. Like there is a pride to be a little "future" man, but there isn't any of that in being a little future woman [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh. Sexist this, sexist that, nobody cares. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. Gross. I bite my tongue every time I hear it. Smile and laugh. : ) [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely a pet peeve of mine, too. Hate it. [ Reply | More ]
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What ev's. [ Reply | More ]
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lol I thought she's got him a second pony on Amazon [ Reply | More ]
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no one's going to click on your links [ Reply | More ]
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it's just a youtube video! [ Reply | More ]
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Grossest. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Driving me crazy: an acquaintance has a kid who is continually acting up.... He is 5. She ALWAYS says "luckily he's so cute he can get away with it!". She says this all the time. And frankly, he's really not cute at all! I know every mom thinks their own kid is cute, but not once have I ever said to all who will listen that my kids are sooooo cute. So weird to me! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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let it roll. not worth reading into too much [ Reply | More ]
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annoying, but what can you do? [ Reply | More ]
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oh, nothing of course. Isn't this a good place to post rants you can't mention IRL? [ Reply | More ]
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Well, agree with you, if that helps! In general, people talking about their kids is boring and spending time with other people's kids is REALLY boring! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! I thought it was just me. I find nothing endearing about other people's kids, and don't expect them to find anything endearing about mine! lol! [ Reply | More ]
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So funny, it's kind of like a person in your office who is getting married and wants to talk about every little detail. It's totally fascinating to her, but probably not even her mother is that interested. [ Reply | More ]
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Unpopular opinion: I think very little (25% maybe) of how a child behaves has to do with parenting. Most behavior seems to be temperament and developmental phase. [ Reply | More ]
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I totally totally disagree with this. [ Reply | More ]
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Parents who disagree with this tend to have 1 child, girls or no dc. If you happen to have 2 or more dc with perfect manners and an even temperament and you credit yourself for that fact, you're deluded. Myself: I have a girl with an even temperament who I have to harp on about manners and a boy with a firry temper who has excellent manners for his age. My df is a relaxed, conscientious mother. One of her dc is an angel, the other is a sociopath. It wasn't her parenting. [ Reply | More ]
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I have one of each, one is in college and one is in hs. I'm not claiming that they are or always were "perfect," far from it, but expectations were set and consequences exist. They really were not allowed to be rude or disruptive. Over the years, they have internalized these values and increasingly are responsible for regulating themselves. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with this. I think parenting can help shape responses but can't change innate temperament. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. And my kids, especially my oldest, are usually well behaved. [ Reply | More ]
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Eh, I used to say this as a pre-K teacher. It helps keep the sanity. If you can see the sunbeam in the storm, all's good. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, it's fine to say about OTHER people's kids. Just don't tell me your own kid can be a shit 'cause he's just so darn cute! twinkle! [ Reply | More ]
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I get it. I guess that's annoying. [ Reply | More ]
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You have a girl [ Reply | More ]
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OP and I have two boys, 11 and 9. Or are you referring to something else? Not following? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think if a wife is working non-stop, like at the office till 11pm and hasn't had sex with her dh in a year? Will go to counseling, but resists it saying it's a waste of money. The husband thinks she has mental problems. To me the signs say affair. Thoughts? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is it your wife? [ Reply | More ]
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no, friends [ Reply | More ]
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^^^but would you bring it up to the dh that maybe she is having an affair or let him figure this out on his own? maybe she isn't after all... [ Reply | More ]
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sp: Yes. OP should MOB. [ Reply | More ]
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I would say she is working hard to get ahead. [ Reply | More ]
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Doesn't mean affair. I did the same thing in IB for years and years. Never cheated. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Sounds like OP wants to cheat with the dh. How does she know or care about their sex life? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 law [ Reply | More ]
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Not necessarily affair. If she's early in her career and having to prove her chops, it could legitimately be work. If later in life, I would suspect avoidance of some kind. Maybe she's losing interest in sex, maybe not feeling good about her body. Maybe she knows that he cheats on her and so she doesn't want to have sex with him! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has this article about Success Academy been discussed yet? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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In ad nauseum [ Reply | More ]
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Ah, missed it. I'm on vacation. [ Reply | More ]
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Look to the right .... [ Reply | More ]
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Aha. I feel dizzy and confused.....I've been at universal studio all morning! My senses have been dulled. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Day four of DH being sick. I have no patience or sympathy. I used to, I wasn't always like this. But he is visibly annoyed when I'm sick and when i had a tough pregnancy he ignored it. I know it is from his childhood-he was one of four with a single mom and they were broke. To them being sick was a luxury and you just suck it up and act like nothing's wrong. He has chills then gets really hot so he has left a trail of clothes around the house and I'm about to flip out on him. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Dh's are like babies when they are sick. Leave the house for a while if you can so he can deal with himself. Don't flip out as that won't do anything. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. I tend to agree. [ Reply | More ]
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It's tough living with the opposite sex. [ Reply | More ]
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The dreaded Man- Cold! [ Reply | More ]
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Men are babies and get mad at their wive's get sick. What else is new? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does New York City have a middle class? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sure, in statan island [ Reply | More ]
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yes, go to sheephead bay, millbasin, dyker heights, part of the rockaways, sunny side etc [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't Dyker Heights the one with the big houses and holiday displays? How are they middle class? [ Reply | More ]
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because not all the houses are like that. [ Reply | More ]
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they have 2/3 million $ homes and 300k $ homes. [ Reply | More ]
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I consider us somewhere between middle class and UMC. [ Reply | More ]
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On paper we're probably LMC, but in our life we live like kings...helps to have affordable apt. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Can someone please explain to me the appeal of skiing? 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i know!!! [ Reply | More ]
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It's fun. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. I posted earlier - being out in the clean, fresh air, beautiful white and green and just skiing down. It's an awesome feeling. I love both skiing easy trails and challenging myself and the rush of adrenaline. [ Reply | More ]
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It's expensive, so if you do it people know you have money. It's a very upperclass sport. The skiing itself is secondary to the ability to tell everyone where you are going and where you have been, putting stickers on your vehicles, and showing off your ski togs to everyone online. It's also a sport that works well with heavy drinking in the evenings. [ Reply | More ]
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So you never skied. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Nope. Stupid waste of time and money. Will not let my kids try it either. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like you can't afford it [ Reply | More ]
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It's actually dangerous. [ Reply | More ]
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So is driving, biking, swimming, etc [ Reply | More ]
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There you go. Doesn't that prove OR's point? [ Reply | More ]
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Np. I've skied but the fact is that the money factor is big. [ Reply | More ]
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You can do it simply. Dh and I lived in Vermont for 4 years. Kids go skiing as part of gym class, work at resorts over winter break, etc. all our gear is hand me down. There's nothing inherently snobby about- it's like saying I don't like the beach because of all the people with obx or ack stickers or people who go for a "scene." But some people just like warm sand, refreshing water, and a chance to spend a relaxing and fun day outside [ Reply | More ]
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This. Yes, it is expensive, no doubt about it, but it could be done on a budget and many many people don't care about the social factor. We do a lot of day trips, bring food with us, kids wear clothes for 2-3 seasons, look for deals on passes. If we stay overnight we look for cheaper places 20-30 min drive to the slopes. Plenty of people do that too. [ Reply | More ]
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This is how I grew up and learned [ Reply | More ]
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Salt water is the opposite of refreshing. [ Reply | More ]
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Probably true if you live in NY. If you live in Colorado, it's totally doable if you are MC. [ Reply | More ]
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This is exactly it. Well done. [ Reply | More ]
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It's like sex for me, I love it if conditions are absolutely perfect, otherwise no thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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Hahaha, me too. [ Reply | More ]
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me too, ... otherwise I make excuses to try to get out of it or fake my way through it. [ Reply | More ]
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natasha richardson and sonny bono [ Reply | More ]
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you are sick [ Reply | More ]
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true, though. it's dangerous, just like horseback riding, another activity the strivers love. [ Reply | More ]
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Skiing on the east coast I don't care for. Too cold and small mountains mean you're constantly riding the lift. Skiing out west is glorious! A blue sky powder day followed by hot tub and cocktails? What's not to love! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:34 PM Flag
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np: agree with how great it is out west. the downside is that money pours from my pockets in Aspen, say. It is crazy expensive for family skiing and eating out! I disagree a little bit about the east, it can be really fun to rip it up at a small mountain on a nice, not too crowded day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:36 PM Flag
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np. ugh. itda. originally from ca and i just won't ski out here anymore. too icy, too cold. that said, if you can ski well on the east coast, you can ski well anywhere! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:58 PM Flag
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My guess is that in this case she means CO or UT, not CA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:16 PM Flag
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Colorado mom here. Why don't you go to Breckenridge, or Keystone, or even Crested Butte? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:15 PM Flag
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It's a sport you can enjoy into old age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:35 PM Flag
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No way, unless you are OK with injuries that may never heal properly as you get older. It's a dangerous sport for the young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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Lighten up Francis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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Not for everyone. I can't do it now. But many seniors enjoy skiing, some don't eve learn til they're seniors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:47 PM Flag
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Avg skier in Sun Valley is 60 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:49 PM Flag
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I don't buy that statistic at all! How many 85 year olds are skiing to bring the average up that high? Link to the stats, please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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BULLSHIT. Here are statistics that show that out of millions of alpine skiers, only 7.2% of skiers are 55 or over. http://www.snowsports.org/research-surveys/snow-sports-fact-sheet/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:08 PM Flag
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Yes. I'm amazed why the injuries don't get more attention. It's unatural to go down a mountai tethered to metal sticks. And I have done it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:05 PM Flag
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I agree, but the helmets help some. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:17 PM Flag
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Skiing out west is one of my favorite things in life, favorite week of the year, if you don't start as a kid, it is hard to pick up. My best friend's family took me on trips to Colorado when I was a kid and I got hooked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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one week a year? you can't be a very good skiier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:45 PM Flag
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Like riding a bike [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:46 PM Flag
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You are probably an ok intermediate. I'm sure it's fun for you but you probably have no idea how weak a skier you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:49 PM Flag
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Ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:52 PM Flag
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NP. Is this a troll post. WTF cares whether she is a good skier or not? What an odd argument. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:13 PM Flag
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NP: Why does it even matter if she's good. I love it and never plan to be more than intermediate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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Can't ski now due to knee problems. But I remember how incredibly free and peaceful I felt winding my way on woodland trails with new snow. It was very stress relieving because it took all my focus to get up the mountain and get down again. No worries or intrusive thoughts. And the vistas at the top were spectacular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:45 PM Flag
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Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:08 PM Flag
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Costa lots of money, involves lots of expensive equipment, expensive travel. BTDT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:51 PM Flag
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I know people who have lost children and a husband from skiiing accidents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:54 PM Flag
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Right........... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:58 PM Flag
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I used to ski a lot when I was younger. My parents drove us to Tahoe every weekend to ski. They liked the scenery and fresh air and we kids liked the thrill of blasting down a mountain at full speed. I joined the ski team in high school and enjoyed the social aspect of it. Around my late-20s, I lost interest. It was expensive and hard to get to, given that I no longer lived in the SF Bay Area. I couldn't deal with the cold anymore. Now I understand why parents hung out in the lodge in front of the fire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:54 PM Flag
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We are from South Asia. No culture of skiing. But kids started asking to go in 3rd grade bc all their friends were going. So we went and all of us loved it. Even un athletic me. I love the fresh mountain air and the bunny slopes :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 08:54 PM Flag
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I find it peaceful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:01 PM Flag
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I live in Colorado, learned to ski as an adult and am basically an intermediate skier. On a beautiful sunny day, it is fantastic to cruise down a big blue run and enjoy the scenery. My kids were born here, began when they were little and are excellent now. They love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 09:02 PM Flag
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