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[ - ] I'm making an anthropological excursion into the belly of the UB beast today -79th and Amsterdam. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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I thought UB's flat belly was based on the UES [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Tell me if I'm being too sensitive. My paternal cousin sent me a wedding invitation last year addressed to me and "guest". (I'm married with 2 dc). I figured children werent allowed but it turns out they were (just not mine, I guess?). I declined. Yesterday I got another invitation from another paternal cousin for a first communion, again addressed to me and "guest". My dc can't come to a communion now or am I supposed to choose one of my dc or dh to take with me? Even though my oldest dc is close to the cousin making his first communion, I don't want to go to this event either. I address all my invitations to them as family. I don't understand if these are snubs or my father's side of the family is completely clueless. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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^^ addressing my DH as a "guest" annoys me as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Yeah, that's kind of weird. Probably has nothing to do with him, but I do think that's strange. How well do you know them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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We were closer when we were younger. Our communication is more through FB now. I had a small wedding abroad, so they didn't attend, but I've been married 7 years and they've met my dh and dc several times at family events. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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Are they paying for catering for these events? They may be trying to keep the per head cost down. For a wedding, I can understand because that's really an adult event. For a First Communion I think it's a little strange because the event is already centered around a child. I doubt that it has anything to do with your dc's in particular but think it's perfectly fine to not go because it requires you to arrange for a babysitter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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just sounds clueless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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It is rude to invite a married person without naming their spouse. If they do no want to invite kids, they are allowed to. Just decline and no need for present. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O Success Academy post. Did they say no SA students passed the SHSAT test this year or last year because there is no news on this year's result? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i don't think the results came out for this year. [ Reply | More ]
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why was that? is the SHSAT more difficult that the one SA trains for, the ELA/Math? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Yes it did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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and? [ Reply | More ]
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how many SA kids passed the SHSAT this time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] I've been invited to a number of charity dinners/drinks recently. If I attend am I expected to donate or participate in an auction? Also, what is proper attire? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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OP: I should mention that it is friends who are inviting me to events for organizations they are involved with [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:13 PM Flag
[ - ] My 16 year old daughter ran away to Coachella with her boyfriend. Boyfriend's parents are very chill about the whole thing, when they're the ones that got us into this mess. I think this is a pretty serious deal, what about you? 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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Chuckling. Coachella. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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They missed all the good stuff last weekend! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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I went to Coachella 9-10 years ago when it was for regular people. We camped, had a blast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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I ran away to Burning Man when I was her age. Good times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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not really [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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How are they getting to California? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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They flew, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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Who paid for your daughter's ticket? How old is her bf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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Her boyfriend, and he is also 16. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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You need a credit card and valid adult ID to buy plane tickets. Fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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You can have a debit card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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They still won't sell two unaccompanied teens plane tickets to CA. This did not happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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that's cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Have you ever been on a plane before? My daughter flies to see her father all the time. I drop her off at the airport and she has never had any problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Your daughter isn't buying the ticket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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No, but there is no check on line to certify I am above 18. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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It can happen. You buy and print them online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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like seriously, this is one of the easiest things to do if you have wifi and a printer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Lol. If the credit card works doe s not matter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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are you crazy? google it "Every airline has its own regulations governing the flight of unaccompanied minors, but none regulate who can purchase the ticket. Many airlines require that children 11 and younger be accompanied by someone over the age of 12, while others require the young adult accompanying minors be at least 15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Deal with it. This is fake. No airline takes on the liability of flying minors out of state without the parents' sign-off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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my child flies round trip by herself from canada since 13. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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No, you're just wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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What world do you live in? Many teenagers in the city have credit cards and you can order tickets online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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And when you show your ID at check-in, and it doesn't match the birth date you entered online, you'll be turned back and your parents will be called. OP is a fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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but anyone can buy tickets, you don't have to be 18. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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so wrong, all a teen needs is their id to fly, mine has been flying since she was 13, no need for adult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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My daughter is 16 and just recently got an ID. Went on flight at 15 alone with no ID. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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^NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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How did they get you into this mess? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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Well, first of all they are Scandinavian and allow their son unparalleled access to his father's money. No rules, either. He pretty much goes and he comes as he pleases. The boyfriend has even talked to my daughter about going to Italy this summer. Second, it was actually his older brother that was going originally, but he cancelled and passed on his lodging to his 16 year old brother. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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NP. It's none of your business how they choose to raise their son. Your daughter made her own choice in this matter, and that is all that concerns you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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They obviously aren't the type of parents you are. Don't worry about him, and ground her for the rest of the school year IMO.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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Her bf sounds like a catch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Don't worry. They're having a great time. (Hope you had the talk about birth control?). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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Why not do soft cut up fruit/veg. Avocado, watermelon, melons, roasted carrots. Or crudités with dip? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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think you meant to post this below.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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Perfect Coachella menu! LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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At 16 I'd be pissed. I get more relaxed when they turn 17. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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For me, this would be inappropriate even at 17. Going to a music festival that will undoubtedly be flooded with drugs and staying alone with your boyfriend is not acceptable while you are in high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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We're all different. If you haven't raised your kids by age 16 and 17 to be able to negotiate their friends who will have drugs, then that ship has sailed. Also, doesn't matter if you stay alone with the boyfriend or not - they've already had sex. We let our 16 year old stay in the same room with her boyfriend, 17. They've already had sex, we're just skipping the steps where they sneak around. We take them both on vacation with us and his parents know as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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I disagree with that. I would make them sneak around, not stay in the same room at 16. I respect your right to raise her the way you guys choose, but I don't understand thinking that is ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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It's okay because it's OK. She's 16, that's the age of consent in our state. She's on birth control and has a gynecologist who knows she is sexually active. They use condoms. It's not a crime to be sexually active at 16. It's the norm. What makes less sense to me is keeping them from all these adult experiences where everyone pretends *nothing is happening* and then sending them off to college where they automatically feel as if they have to be in a different bed every Saturday night because it's so novel and new without parents around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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and your DH is comfortable with that too? Can I ask what you guys do for work? I'm picturing like psychologists for some reason, or something free spirited for lack of a better word. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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How old is your oldest kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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OK you HAVE to act like this is a pretty serious deal and punish her - that is your job, as a loving responsible mom, sounds like you're doing great at that. How you feel inside is up to you - you have every right to be furious and feel undermined, you also have a right to secretly think it's adorable and hilarious, either reaction is appropriate and fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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Do they have money? Tell them your DD is not on BC [ Reply | More ]
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Your DD sounds like someone with whom I would have been friends in high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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That is a huge deal! Anytime in high school, plus they took a plane? wow. How did the boyfriend's parents get you into this mess though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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np. I imagine it's that but for the boyfriend and his access to resources, 16 yo would not have had the means or opportunity or even motivation to go to Coachella. I agree with at least the proposition that you don't have to foist your lenient parenting on someone else's kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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look on the bright side, you know where she is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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I think that this is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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to lie, disobey her parents, run away on a plane to CA for a music festival at 16 without permission? how is that ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:38 PM Flag
[ - ] 4yo DD flat-out refuses to eat salad. Anyone have "gateway salads" to recommend or tips on how to make them more appetizing? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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include cut up fruit and things she likes. Even something like cheerios or crumbled crackers (even pita chips) can sub in for croutons. Chop finely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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Little kids usually prefer cookies veggies, hit salads. Don't force the salad thing. My kids didn't eat salad until they were teens, and they survived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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*not salads [ Reply | More ]
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^^^sorry, cooked veggies, not salads [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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Cut cucumber olives etc. just don't mix and t let her eat the raw veggies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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Greek salad..just cubes of tomato and cucumber sprinkled with feta, with or without olives (we served them separately since DD loved and would have eaten nothing else). [ Reply | More ]
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I shred carrot and daikon in a mandoline and use a "dressing" of orange juice + evoo [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How does one use dry shampoo spray? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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spray on hair. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Lol ok. Doesn't seem to work well though. [ Reply | More ]
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One follows the directions on the can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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I don't. I use cornstarch. I dip my fingers in it and then massage it in at the roots, then brush it through and give it a quick blow-dry to fluff & get rid of any loose cornstarch that didn't brush out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] So I got the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and my skin has been transformed. It's incredible. "Thank you" to you who recommended it. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I had a sample of it from the counter. Awful stuff. I threw it away. One size does not fit all. [ Reply | More ]
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ok debbie downer. have a GREAT sunday. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: downer is seeing pp as a negative. All tinted moisturizers suck. Those who don't need it would consider the post constructive. [ Reply | More ]
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I feel guilty agreeing with Debbie, but I bought a full bottle of this on UB/MUA recommendation and it was horrible on me. Ironically, Neutrogena Healthy Skin remains my standby. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it was me, and you're welcome! I"ll never use anything else. Nothing compares. [ Reply | More ]
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op here: what amazes me how smooth my skin was this morning after i washed it all off last night. i usually have rough patches and need to exfoliate a lot. it feels so infused with moisture. and my shade (nude) perfectly matches my skin color. wow. just wow. [ Reply | More ]
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I asked earlier and got this recommendation; good to hear! I am planning to go check it out this week. [ Reply | More ]
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do you use regular? I've been using oil free and think maybe I should switch [ Reply | More ]
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do you use it over or instead of moisturizer? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone use Bath and Body Works perfume. When worn, do they smell nice or cheap? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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UBing like it's 1991! [ Reply | More ]
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Plumeria in the house [ Reply | More ]
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Sun Ripened Raspberry was my shit!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Flowering Herbs!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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i like the non-toxic perfumes from whole foods. love the pacifica line. [ Reply | More ]
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I'll check them out. [ Reply | More ]
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Eeeeew. [ Reply | More ]
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It doesn't matter, unless you're wearing too much perfume and other people can smell it. Buy what you and your husband like; you're the only ones who will smell it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone recommend their favorite red lipstick? I have tried several and, surprisingly, the best I've found is a Burt's Bees lip crayon. However, I have very fair skin and blue eyes (but dark brown hair), and the color of the lip crayon is a bit more burgundy than I'd like for the warmer months. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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MAC has many shades of red...go to counter and see what works. I'm guessing you need a blue red rather than a red with orange in it. [ Reply | More ]
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How can you tell which ones are blue-reds? [ Reply | More ]
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OR: the ones that seem to be 'cool' rather than having a hint of yellow/orange in them. If you have a warmer skin tone (olive hued etc.) the warmer ones would work better. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Yes, I think that's definitely true. I find most reds I get look terribly orange on my lips. [ Reply | More ]
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Funny I have really different coloring from you, and Burt's Bees is the most flattering for me as well (Fig) [ Reply | More ]
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I also love BB lip crayons, especially the Rhubarb shade. With your coloring, I'd go for a true red shade, but in a sheer. Try the clinique makeup counter. They are great about letting you experiment and I have loved their lipsticks in the past. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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Benetint lip balm [ Reply | More ]
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L'Oreal Paris Endless Lipcolour, Fired Up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Where can I buy summer clothes for 12 year old DD? she is slim but very athletic so things that fit in waist are too tight in thighs..her size 12s from last summer are STILL big in waist, but for sure too tight elsewhere. Abercrombie is fine if it has some stretch, or actually any brand with stretch would work. TIA for suggestions! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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I actually find Forever 21 is really well sized for my 14yo DD. [ Reply | More ]
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Nordstrom [ Reply | More ]
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Swedish? My friend's DD with this figure shops at H&M. She is Swedish descent and so is the chain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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OP: no not Swedish...interesting, my experience with H & M has been that it is a skinny fit but will try again. [ Reply | More ]
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I may have misunderstood. The girl's pants often seem to say L.O. G.G. if that helps (apparently it's one of their store brands) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] I still don't get the district G&T thing. How does the class "move at a faster pace" while covering the same curriculum? Specifically, how does this work? Is it like, the math lesson gets finished in 25 minutes instead of 40 so now the class has 20 minutes of extra time to do fun stuff? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It totally depends on the school but the idea is that they get enrichment somehow. Moving faster means covering things in more depth. I find it to be tricky and it may not always sit well with the rest of the school. [ Reply | More ]
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I am confused bc at my PS 166 tour the guide kept saying over and over that it is the EXACT same curriculum. I don't really understand how you cover math in "more depth." Isn't addition pretty much addition, if you aren't going to move ahead to, say, multiplication. [ Reply | More ]
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But you get to say your dc is g&t. And you get to keep dc away from all the bad learners. [ Reply | More ]
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go away troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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She just sounds really bitter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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Not bitter but in honestly, I kept my 99 dcs out of district g&t. Would have gone with citywide but no spot. [ Reply | More ]
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So you have no experience [ Reply | More ]
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Tons of tours and talking to others. But I was struck by a sense of a lack of support for the program. [ Reply | More ]
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Tours hmmm [ Reply | More ]
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No one will admit how much they care about bragging rights... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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Math is leveled at 166 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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^ 3 or 4 levels in each class. Gen Ed may have 0 kids at the top level while g&t may have 30% of the class. [ Reply | More ]
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At 166 it is exactly the SAME. But at 33 it's a year ahead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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The GT programs get very little guidance. The GT teachers are pretty much out there on their own. If they are really good, they can go into more depth in humanities subjects. Most GT teachers do the math faster and then give the kids math games and challenges [ Reply | More ]
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They read and discuss much more advanced books and texted for one but the essay topic will be same "compare two characters in a book" for example. So gen Ed kid would be doing this response on magic tree house while g&t kid on HP. Makes sense? [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds exactly the same as our gen-ed. Leveled math, leveled reading. My second grader is reading on a 5th grade level. Other kids are at same level and they're in a book group together. [ Reply | More ]
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Same. I thought that was just the way they teach reading in NYC schools. [ Reply | More ]
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It is. Don't burst the G&T parents' bubble, though. [ Reply | More ]
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Same with a benefit of most kids being advanced. Downside of this is ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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No downside if the rest of the school is comparable in terms of enrichment, etc. Definite downside to sending your kid to a crap school just to have a few more 'advanced' kids in the class. Double downside if commuting in order to do so. Triple downside if the school is segregated and dcs grow up thinking only white kids are smart. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, just that most kids are like your or more advanced so your kid would not feel like the top kid etc [ Reply | More ]
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Most GT programs get no support from DOE or principal but a lot of support from parents. So GT kids can get a language, chess, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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So only the G&T kids get chess at PS 166? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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Ok: let me try... It really depends on the philosophy of the school. Tours are important. For some school, there is enrichment, only. For other school, there is true acceleration. Not a brag, but my Kindergartener at a g&t is reading at the level of an end of year second grader. At his school, his advanced level is promoted and supported. The homework consists of chapter books appropriate for his reading level. And the teacher is expecting of him further advancement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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Teacher moves forward with all the fast learners, instead of lingering on topics for weeks. The can go deeper and have time for more info. A truly gifted kid is so bored in a gen-ed room. His peers don't challenge him, and he has to sit and listen to the teacher re-explain topics (that the class can't grasp) that he got from the get-go. And even the best teachers who really know how to differentiate, can't make up for the energy exerted in the juggling act of a heterogeneous classroom. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah because there are so many truly gifted kids in g&t. Snort. [ Reply | More ]
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This, but on the same token there are so many complete idiots in gen-ed. [ Reply | More ]
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Teacher here. I taught both gen-ed and g&t, and there is a tremendous difference in the zest for learning, which makes a tremendous difference. [ Reply | More ]
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If you haven't been there, you don't understand. On the negative side, some of these children can be quite a challenge! Oh... And snort to you, too... [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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+1000. Explained very well! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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It's like learning about a part of the body and teaching to kids in k, vs high school, vs medical school. How much detail do they give them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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Our district g$t says they do 60% current grade level and 40% one grade level up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:13 PM Flag
[ - ] My child stopped wetting the bed at 5, now at 8 he has started wetting the bed again on a regular basis. What to do? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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Eh be low key - and when walking down the street etc check in on basic life stuff with him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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boy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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Don't change his bed, he has to do it. Have him take more responsibility for watching what he drinks, going to the bathroom and cleaning up his own piss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:31 PM Flag
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Pull ups. DD, 6, wears them at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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Take to bathroom at 11pm or midnight- whenever you go to bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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it's probably growth spurt & he's sleeping more deeply. whatever you do. DO NOT SHAME HIM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:33 PM Flag
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np - thank you. Some posters yesterday were advocating shaming a toddler for going to bed with his bottle. I just don't understand how people think shaming is the best way to parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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some people on this board are terrible parents. makes me so sad! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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8, take him to the doctor, can be an uti [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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stress and anxiety [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I missing the female gene or something? I'm planning a bridal shower, I hate all this kitcshy diy pinterest homemade crap that takes ages. Who has time for all that?? Im focusing more on food (and specifically alcohol) and screw all the rest of it 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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I hate it too. DH & I got married on vacation in St Thomas. No fuss, just part of our trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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Don't be dumb and blame it on female genes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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No, I didn't like that stuff either. I honestly think maybe only 40% of women actually like that stuff, the others have just been programmed to think they should. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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My vote is for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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This. That stuff is for people who don't have a life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:26 PM Flag
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The Duggar girls love Pinterest. But they do have a life, as servants of God. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:26 PM Flag
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Do your best and move on...I threw a lovely, tea party shower with individual favors for guests a year ago, even though I wasn't crazy about the groom. The bride (a DF) loved the shower but the marriage still broke up within 14 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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There is no gene that only females have, only a male gene (Y) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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That is a chromosome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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You're me. I let my mil do it because she wanted to & I just showed up. Backyard wedding with 15 people... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Dh came down with a cold on Friday and was feeling sick then last night his fever spiked up really high (101.8) and got chills, body aches, etc. Went to urgent care this am and the dr thinks its sinus infection and refused to test for flu bc flu season is over. How can a person develop sinus infection so quickly? I am worried he is misdiagnosed 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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Your DH is a marshmallow. I'm sure the harried urgent care workers really appreciated clogging up the ER with a cold. Wanker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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+1. That fever is not really high. The actual flu is usually dry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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Yep. I had flu this year. Went from feeling fine (skiing all day) to a fever of 104 and unable to get out of bed - in one hour. It was awful, but I had no sinus issues until later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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Fever causes chills and body aches. I would treat with ibuprofen and see how he does in next 24 hours. Unlikely it is flu and even if it is, he will be fine. The fear of flu in society right now is highly overblown. Stop drinking the koolaid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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Oh lordy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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You think he has fly? And... Nothing you can do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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Flu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:25 PM Flag
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Doesn't sound like a sinus infection either, but when I got the flu I was at 103 (and I have fevers like once a decade, usually run 96 deg or 97 after ovulating) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Age when you had your first plastic surgery, was it too young? Me, rhinoplasty at 22, earlier would have been better. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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Nose, 17, right time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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Nose, 14, changed my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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Boobs, 18, changed my sex life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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I've never had any at 50. But I also look 50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:31 PM Flag
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Same at 52. But, I have a few relatives who had rhinoplasty in their teens but that was it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:35 PM Flag
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+1; almost 50. I think about lifts and lipo every once in a while, but I'll never do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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Boobs 23, glad I did it then while the rest of my body was a 10, fun to enjoy it before dcs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 03:04 PM Flag
[ - ] If you buy an apartment, renovate and sell, how do you prove the cost of renovation to be excluded from the capital gains? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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Receiots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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Receipts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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You keep records. In a coop, you likely had to submit plans, etc to board. If you did not save, go back to contractor and ask. If he is out of business, see if permits, plans filed with city or board, and see ifyou can get copies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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But how does that show the $$ spent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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If you do not have receipts, you can add bank records (showing checks). You may have to combine a number of sources [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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