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[ - ] Do you think Bradley Manning's sentence was excessive? Do you think he should be released earlier? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:14 AM Flag
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No, chance for early parole. Btw he is transitioning to becoming a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:20 AM Flag
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*sentence was reasonable. She may serve less time in the end [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:21 AM Flag
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Trannies aren't real women though. He's still a dude at the chromosomal level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:32 AM Flag
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Rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:38 AM Flag
[ - ] LOL at the post saying Boarding Schools don't just let "anybody in" and you have to be "part of the upper class". I grew up in a very poor/rural area and my mother had a job that most would look down on. I got in to Andover, and there were a big chunk of kids that were on full FA or near full FA. Being dirt poor is actually a hook. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:56 AM Flag
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No kidding. (Also, go Big Blue!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:56 AM Flag
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Have you posted before? Was your mom a cleaning lady? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:57 AM Flag
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Oh dear, I've posted enough on this site to make myself noticeable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:58 AM Flag
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Lol I was just wondering if there might be more than one of you. It would actually increase my estimation of the admissions process. Thanks for posting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:01 AM Flag
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Ah, are you applying this year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:02 AM Flag
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Not this year, hoping to down the road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:03 AM Flag
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Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:04 AM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:04 AM Flag
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You have posted A LOT about this. You need to move on from your Andover days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:09 AM Flag
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I only post when somebody says something inaccurate or asks questions. I have also given quite a bit of information about the university I attended, but it is easier to link Andover to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:12 AM Flag
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Stop. She's posting great information for those of us who might not otherwise consider boarding school. It's refreshing to have legit and helpful perspective, for once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:17 AM Flag
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My mother was a public school teacher in an awful neighborhood and I went to Exeter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:59 AM Flag
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DId you go through A Better Chance? Classmate of Yale went to Exeter that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:03 AM Flag
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Nope, I'm white and I believe that ABC is focused on NE urban areas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:05 AM Flag
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well, he's white too from the Midwest. I think they are looking more at socio economics than anything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:11 AM Flag
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what was your experience there like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:05 AM Flag
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Life changing. I have no idea where I would be today were it not for that school, for the first time in my life I felt accepted and I was surrounded by people that were on and above my level. If you're smarter than a lot of other kids and you're growing up in an area where intelligence isn't really valued, you learn to hide your abilities and play along. I had a lot of problems socially because everybody thought I was weird and I always assumed there was something wrong with me, but then I got to Andover and I flourished. Mentally and emotionally it was the best thing that ever happened to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:08 AM Flag
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My DH went (his family wasn't very rich but his dad had an expat job that paid for boarding school for the kids in the US) and he - like you - said it was life-changing. He flourished there, awesome at sports, senior prefect, ended up with a merit scholarship to college. He really wants our dc's to go... But I worry about the "rich kid" environment, all that Ritalin being abused (and how do you compete academically if you choose not to take it), more serious drugs, etc. I want to be around to protect/educate dc's about all that stuff on a regular basis. Tough tough tough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:19 AM Flag
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I didn't really experience the "rich kid" environment. It was there somewhat (and I got some great vacations as a result), but boarding school does a lot to level the playing field. There is a lot (relatively speaking) of "study drug" abuse, but most people aren't involved in that. According to Andover's State of the Academy (annual poll of students on drugs, sex, drinking) I think it was something like 7% of kids that used "study drugs" without a prescription (of course, some are "misdiagnosed" with ADD/ADHD). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:32 AM Flag
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I'm or with boarding school dh. Thanks for your input! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Went to the Diptyque Sample Sale. Got a candle for 35. Don't love it now that I'm burning it. Also bought a shower bath set. 30 bucks for a ton of stuff. It stinks except for the hand cream. CSB I know. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:55 AM Flag
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What candle scent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:56 AM Flag
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They only had 3 scents left. I got Resine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:58 AM Flag
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You would have saved more by not buying anything, sorry had to say that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:56 AM Flag
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OP: Oh I totally agree. Was too curious though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:59 AM Flag
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someone here once wrote, "it's not a bargain if you don't need it," and she is right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:34 AM Flag
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So true, especially if it smells like eau de kardashian [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Quiz question. When you wake up tomorrow you look like one of the following: 1. Kim K 2. Kelly Osbourne 3. Wendy Williams 4. Bruce Jenner post-op 5. Bethenny Frankel 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:41 AM Flag
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please not 5! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:43 AM Flag
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it'd have to be her. at least she's not fat and a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:47 AM Flag
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Very manly one at that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:50 AM Flag
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She looks like Michael Jackson! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:50 AM Flag
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plus the bitchiness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:53 AM Flag
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Def has some sort of personality disorder. The mental illness is strong with that one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:54 AM Flag
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Adderall junkie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:57 AM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:58 AM Flag
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she seems very dysfunctional [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:59 AM Flag
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Can teach her daughter how to have an ED, sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:01 AM Flag
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It is weird how her daughter looks NOTHING like her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:02 AM Flag
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She will once the plastic surgeon gets to her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:03 AM Flag
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Same nose [ Reply | More ]
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Love it! Same skin tone too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:10 AM Flag
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Would go with choice 6, honey boo boo mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:47 AM Flag
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Omg, this is a tough one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:49 AM Flag
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Choose one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:42 AM Flag
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Wendy for sure, at least sane people like her. Can't say this about the other ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:51 AM Flag
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If I just LOOK like them, then KK. Can't believe I am saying that. I would require a tailor, though, to adjust all my clothes to fit my gigantic unproportional ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:53 AM Flag
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Or start wearing only latex [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:55 AM Flag
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Kim K has the most money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:30 AM Flag
[ - ] Quit my job and went back to school to get my license as a massage therapist. This is leaning out. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:32 AM Flag
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nice! congrats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:36 AM Flag
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well... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Psychic mom... 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:32 AM Flag
[ - ] If your DH left you, did he tell you why? Do you know why? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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Affair [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:25 AM Flag
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Do you know why he decided to have one? What he thought he was getting from the affair? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:26 AM Flag
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He was stressed. Very very stressed. It was an escape for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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That sucks. In that he could not find a way in your marriage to de-stress [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:28 AM Flag
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How is your DH behaving? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:39 AM Flag
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Could you relate to why he was leaving or was it BS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:25 AM Flag
[ - ] Psychic mom here? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:18 AM Flag
[ - ] I have been an attorney for 15 years - I'm tired. If money wasn't an issue and I think about what is really want to do the answer is - id like to puts around the house a little bit - not be over scheduled - go for lung walks with my dog - have dinner with my kids.... Talk about leaning out!!! 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:15 AM Flag
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Umm, what is leaning out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:16 AM Flag
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The opposite if leaning in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:19 AM Flag
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What's leaning in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:20 AM Flag
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Copping out you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:17 AM Flag
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Why is that copping out?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:19 AM Flag
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I guess checking out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:20 AM Flag
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I'm just tired is all. Have been on the go for forever and I'm tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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What's preventing you from doing that now? That is appealing once in a while but not ever day (other than the eating with your kids) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:19 AM Flag
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Working?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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You can take a long walk with your dog in the morning or the evening or on the weekend. Just because life cannot be 100% a certain way does not mean it can become incrementally better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:26 AM Flag
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You can cut back on the scheduling. That's your own doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:21 AM Flag
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Ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:23 AM Flag
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so why the hate for sahm's on this board. very strange. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:21 AM Flag
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I don't hate the sahms - think I would be a good one! Op here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:23 AM Flag
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LOLOLOLOLOL. Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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Np: it's a small number of very vocal SAHMs who are just begging for it. And I was a SAHM, now back to work by my own choice. But I didnt say things like "Anyone who disagrees with SAHMs is just jelly they didnt marry well" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:26 AM Flag
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ooh, that one hit a bit close, huh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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Did you miss the part where I said I was a SAHM, then went back to work by my own choice? Good thing you got married, you are too dumb to work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:29 AM Flag
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You're an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:29 AM Flag
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ha! there is something about this line on ub that really gets some people's hackles up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:38 AM Flag
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This, God. I SAH for a few years and then went back too. I have to agree that some of the SAHM's here (who are not representative of the typical SAHM) are practically begging to be virtually bitch-slapped by other commenters, especially the ones who act as if they're some kind of co-partner in their DH's career, because "I have to maintain the family's social life," etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:37 AM Flag
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OK, and after you spend 2 hours doing that you would . . . ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:25 AM Flag
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OP- my advice is to lean out. Cut your spending/lifestyle, quit, get a PT job. Live the one life you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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Any advice on how she pays her bills? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:29 AM Flag
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np-stop scheduling over-priced childrens' activities. Give the dog away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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No, I meant real bills. Food, clothing, shelter, college, retirement? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:33 AM Flag
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Not the dog!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:35 AM Flag
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She revises her lifestyle to one she can afford not working 50+ hours a week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:31 AM Flag
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THIS. This is not rocket science. Wow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:32 AM Flag
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And who pays your bills? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:00 AM Flag
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So "quit or work PT" actually means "work less than 50 hours/week"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:44 AM Flag
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I'm trying to - thx - hard when you live in a society that is consumption based...and camp college all of that sigh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:31 AM Flag
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get friends who aren't into consumption, problem solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:35 AM Flag
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You have become a slave to your lifestyle. You can change it, but you have to want to. Do you really need so much stuff? The expensive house? The handbags? The shoes? The camps and activities for the kids? The expensive trips? If not, scale back in your lifestyle and take your foot off the gas pedal. You get one life. Live it the way you really want to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Psychic Mom, will DH get this job he interviewed for yesterday and will it be a good thing for us? Will we move? TIA! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:15 AM Flag
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Psychic here: I don't see you moving. Does the job require moving? He might get the job, but no moving [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:19 AM Flag
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No, the job doesn't necessitate a move, but I really dislike where we live and we want to move to a dif neighborhood. Will the job be good/make him happy? He is miserable and in a job with ugly politics now and demoralized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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Yeah, I think he will get the job. I saw you not moving cities, but possible neighborhoods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:26 AM Flag
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Any idea how soon? Will job be good for us? Happier? He has another few interviews, not sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:29 AM Flag
[ - ] S/o so Europeans do not do baby showers. What else do Americans do that Europeans do not? 52 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:14 AM Flag
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do europeans shower in any way? non. [ Reply | More ]
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Have guns in their closets. [ Reply | More ]
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Swiss? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:17 AM Flag
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Shower. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:15 AM Flag
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Wedding showers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:21 AM Flag
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drive huge SUVs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:22 AM Flag
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Get food "to go". There is no coffee to go in Italy or Spain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:22 AM Flag
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Odd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:23 AM Flag
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I thought it was odd too. You sit down or stand at the bar to have your coffee. There is no such thing as lunch at your desk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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let's face it, it's a great thing that they don't do it the way we do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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oh, i agree! it is just that i never really thought about it before until i went there and you just couldn't get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:39 AM Flag
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Same in Germany. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:42 AM Flag
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this! having time to enjoy a meal or coffee isn't a luxury abroad. it is in USA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:29 AM Flag
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But in Italy an espresso in Italy is drunk in 5 seconds in one gulp while standing at the counter. Very high stress. People don't sit down and enjoy an espresso, hence the name of the drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:12 AM Flag
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Work all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:23 AM Flag
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Enjoy things not life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:23 AM Flag
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Refuse to take vacation because suffering at work is expected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:23 AM Flag
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this is so sick! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:29 AM Flag
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The idea of driving to highschool and parking your car in the lot and then driving back home perplexes most Euros. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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Go into debt for health care, even if insured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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same with college by the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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Ding,ding,ding! And taxes aren't much worse over there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:43 AM Flag
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it's the +50% of discretionary income being wasted on the military. in Europe, they don't have that expense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:54 AM Flag
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Yes but they're broke [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:56 AM Flag
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so is USA, debt/GDP keeps on going up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:09 AM Flag
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Ha, and the US isn't? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:49 AM Flag
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But how would you feel if, like in the UK, your grandma could not get surgery or treatment for cancer because she is deemed to old? This is happening right now in DH's family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:21 AM Flag
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*too [ Reply | More ]
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Have their personality reflected in what kind of car they drive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:25 AM Flag
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mmmm-depends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:25 AM Flag
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Yeah--bmw, Porsche, Maserati. These are not just American obsessions!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:58 AM Flag
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Right. I will tell my friends in Europe with Aston Martins, Ferraris and Range Rovers just this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:22 AM Flag
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Bullshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:20 AM Flag
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Haha, maybe not be defined by the Escalade they're driving into the Porte Cochere of their Short Hills McMansion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:28 AM Flag
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Understand how to wear fashionable sneakers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:25 AM Flag
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1. Weigh 200+ pounds 2. Buy Michael Kors merchandise 3. Snap their gum 4. Only own books recommended by Oprah 5. Live in elastic waistband clothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:29 AM Flag
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I would actually love to live in elastic waistband clothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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+1 and I am not fat. The minute I get home I put sweat pants on and take off bra. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:35 AM Flag
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PP - agree at home is different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:43 AM Flag
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Be sahms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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ah-Europeans do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:35 AM Flag
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French don't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:37 AM Flag
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the dutch do, and more than in USA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:42 AM Flag
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Because salaries are low, 2 incomes are needed. That is why child care is made affordable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:03 AM Flag
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Well, part of that is that many get longer maternity leaves or the ability work PT for several years, so officially leaving the workforce is not necessary. Agree that Europe does not have the same culture that romanticizes being a SAHM as a lifelong identity. It's more of a practical decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:48 AM Flag
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enjoy leisure time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:31 AM Flag
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sorry, this is done by Europeans, not Americans [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 04:31 AM Flag
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You all seem to have an idyllic view of Europe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:04 AM Flag
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going there each year, it's where i'm from. i'm not having an idyllic view of USA (i'm a US citizen now). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:09 AM Flag
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Wear shoes in the house. [ Reply | More ]
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Go crazy with tipping everyone under the sun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.06.15, 05:28 AM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
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