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[ - ] Middle name suggestions please - for first name Chloe. Thank you. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:45 AM Flag
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Anne. Saorise if you are Irish (I am, and I love the name) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:49 AM Flag
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Ivy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:54 AM Flag
[ - ] I have discovered I do not like to entertain. I don't like to hang out with more than 2-4 other people at a time. And I do NOT like more than 2 other kids in my house at a time. I get so stressed out, I can't relax and actually enjoy my guests. Plus, the more the adult guests relax, the more they don't pay attention to their kids, and the kids start to trash my house. Anyone else? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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I am with you 100% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:32 AM Flag
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What part of "In our house, we only eat in the kitchen" do people NOT understand? And I'll find kids stripping all the blankets off my kids' beds, jumping on the beds... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:34 AM Flag
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Yup. There is one family we are friendly with, the DD literally can't keep her hands off anything. She is spoiled rotten and thinks everything is hers for the taking. She is 9, much to old for this. And whatever she touches, she breaks. Unreal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:39 AM Flag
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I hate the parents that hand out juice boxes and let the kids dribble them on the furniture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:51 AM Flag
[ - ] My brother is 50 years old, no college, lucked into a rent-controlled (seriously, rent is $300, UES) apartment when he was 21. Has worked on and off as a waiter his entire adult life. Has 15-20K in savings, maximum. One brief marriage, no children. I am 47, divorced, one child. Since divorce several years ago, live in my father's ample-sized, rent-stabilized apartment with him. He spends the winter in Florida. Brother is furious that I have been living "rent-free" all these years and wants to be compensated. Actually had this conversation with my dad, who told him he will get "something" when dad dies, that he and I will split whatever he has (by no means a lot, maybe $250K) I cannot believe what a loser piece of shit my brother is. I would LOVE to have had his $300 apartment, could have saved a fortune in 30 years. And because he frittered his life away doing jack shit, he thinks he is owed my dad's money. Am I wrong not to ever want to see this asshole again? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 AM Flag
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Sorry. My friend went through the same thing with her sister. I wish people would stop counting other people's money and just accept that their parent will do what they think is right with THEIR money. It is their money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:32 AM Flag
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Do they have any relationship now? Is the sister similarly useless? I mean, short of being on drugs/in prison, my brother is such an embarrassment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:41 AM Flag
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No, different. Sister is married with 4 kids (and now 3 grand kids). Very successful. My friend never married. Her sister always felt like she should get 6 shares for every one for my friend. Meaning she and her husband are her kids all count. Parents wanted to divide things equally: Simple 1/2 for each child. Fair, to me. But sister believes all of her family members should have equal shares, to the detriment of my friend. Now the parents are dead, and my friend (who lived with her aunt and cared for her and her parents her entire life, as she was the "single" kid) is fighting with her sis over how much she "owes" for living "rent free" in the houses her parents and aunt left both of them equally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:47 AM Flag
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Wow, that is terrible. Wish I could say I'm glad I'm not the only one but it doesn't help. People are amazing with their entitlement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:51 AM Flag
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I am the "successful" kid in my family, and the least favorite. My sister is an alcoholic who has stolen from my parents, spent much time in jail, and has lived with them off and on (and most of their savings has gone to bailing her out of debt and for her multiple rehabs). I know it isn't fair, but my mom has mentioned casually that since I "have my act together" that they will leave their money to "take care" of my sis. I have two kids and have been out of work for two years. We are struggling. But I can't let it bother me, as it is their money and their decision. I just hope she doesn't sell my mom's favorite jewelry and then drink it away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:55 AM Flag
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Jesus, I am so sorry :-( Why do you consider yourself the least favorite? What was it about your upbringing that made you successful and your sister not? Brother and I grew up with an alcoholic mother, which was admittedly rough. But when he got this great apartment he could have started getting his shit together, just never did. Now he's late middle age and a total non-starter. I am by no means super successful but I'm a world beater compared to him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:58 AM Flag
[ - ] I know I am going to be exhausted tomorrow but I am going to be exhausted tomorrow regardless. Drinking a glass of wine while the rest of the house sleeps and enjoying some quiet alone time 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:01 AM Flag
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I do this too much. My need for a moment to myself supersedes my desire for sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:02 AM Flag
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My problem is I can be so tired but insist on trying to do the things I want and then I fall asleep. A glass of wine and TV is a death sentence. the second I drink wine and sit on the couch I am done for. Tonight I am awake because I organized a bunch of stuff and stayed on my feet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 AM Flag
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^ I am now sitting in my closet texting with a few friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:05 AM Flag
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lol Why the closet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:41 AM Flag
[ - ] DH just said out of the blue (we were watching netflix together) : "Big, fat, and hairy keeps george a happy fairy!" His name is george. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:50 AM Flag
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Are you big fat and hairy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:50 AM Flag
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no, but his boss is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:51 AM Flag
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Are you in ny? I think I know your DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:33 AM Flag
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Wow. I'd lawyer up if I were you. This will not end well. What were you watching? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:43 AM Flag
[ - ] I. Can't. Sleep. Been like this since my DC went to sleep-away camp. I'm not stressed or worried- I just can't fall asleep. Anyone BTDT? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:19 AM Flag
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Yes! I can't sleep and have been taking Xanax. I stopped last night, but I had hunger all day from stopping :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:24 AM Flag
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Op: I don't have any sleeping pills- maybe I should get some. I am so tired all day and then can't sleep at night! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:29 AM Flag
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Maybe just try a Benadryl to relax you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:30 AM Flag
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Op: ok, will do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:30 AM Flag
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Yes, I have trouble sleeping and I take PM medication like Advil PM or theraflu packet of tea. Either does the trick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:00 AM Flag
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My only child left last week and I am a sleepless mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Ok. I read Primates of Park Avenue and no I'm not wednesday. It was actually quite interesting but part of it is incredibly sad which I was not expecting. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:14 AM Flag
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Which chapter did you find sad? I think I have 1-2 chapters left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:23 AM Flag
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The last couple chapters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:40 AM Flag
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It turned more essay and less story like toward the end. I am just not impressed overall. I'll see how it ends. The birkin chapter was so annoying. And I just skim the boring anthropology crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 03:47 AM Flag
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i thought the anthropology content was the best writing in the book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.04.15, 04:03 AM Flag
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