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[ - ] DS left me 8 weeks ago and I am still in shock. The holidays are the worst. I want my life back. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^ugh DH! [ Reply | More ]
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DS? [ Reply | More ]
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Another thing I cannot get right. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have to ask one more time. Does Anna Wintour really wear a wig? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:02 PM Flag
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Likely. That or weave. [ Reply | More ]
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A weave? How's that? Do they sew hair into your scalp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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I know you keep asking this. Best source is to ask Anna yourself, or her associates. WTHF would we know if we're not personally invested in this issue? As you are, apparently. [ Reply | More ]
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Her hair is a big part of her persona! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Any moms with kindergartners starting Chapin next week? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ah, the lucky ones :-) [ Reply | More ]
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We are starting next week. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you ask? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone else in the town-scale suburbs watch local cable access TV? It's like Big Brother with all your neighbors 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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I'm not getting the "Big Brother" part. I though local access was to promote individual and group opinions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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I'm basically sitting here sort of incidentally watching all my neighbors argue with each other on cable TV filmed like 3 days ago. Depending on the meeting you are watching, it's like whether someone can pave their driveway or whether someone can have a kennel on their property where their neighbor is testifying she is trying to get pregnant and can't because she can't sleep because she hears the dogs barking. Also the woman who is trying to get pregnant breeds dogs but they are the kind that don't bark. It's kind of hilarious seeing all the council members have these WTF looks on their faces [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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That's as old as cave man times. Nothing new here. Humanity. [ Reply | More ]
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Also ... I just think I literally witnessed a whole room reacting to someone who had farted in the room. Everyone suddenly said "it's hot in here" and they got up to move chairs and open windows and move fans and I think it was the woman in the 6x purple t-shirt in the chair who only shifted her ass in the same seat. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My sister in law bought this little bed and breakfast type of place on the water. She ended up getting in financial trouble, and so my husband gave her an extraordinary amount of money to keep it afloat. Of course she doesn't have any guests, even on Labor Day weekend, and so my husband and I came up here earlier in the week. We turned the temperature on the pool up to 92 degrees. Now my sister in law is here and she turns it down to 85, which is really too cold, because her son "can't swim" if it is too hot. I asked her to turn it up and she said, "This is my place, so I'm going to keep it on the temperature that works best for us," and so I said, "I paid for this money pit, can you just leave it on 90!" 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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And then she said to me, "Your husband LOANED me money for my BUSINESS. You haven't earned a penny of that money, so don't go acting like you have ever done anything for me. At least I managed to start a business." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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LOL, this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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No, not this. They were both out of line but that is op's money, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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She's ridiculous. Your DH shouldn't have bailed her out, but too late now. I hope you don't need that money back! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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We don't need the money back, my husband knows he is never going to see a dollar of it. He knew it when he gave it to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:56 PM Flag
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Did you have any contracts for the money spent on this venture? You and your DH (being the superior ones) should know better. [ Reply | More ]
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He doesn't expect to see any of it back. He's adopted (she's biological) and I think he feels like he is indebted to her in some way. He's always "taking care of family". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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Then don't complain. He went into it knowing the ramifications and you sound petty. Sounds like this is a problem for you and no one else. Hugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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It just pisses me off, though. We bailed her out big time and she can't leave the pool on a temperature that doesn't make feel like I'm drowning in the artic? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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So start a fucking lawsuit so that you're made "whole." Good grief, can't imagine living in a world where people can't handle this shit on their own. Talk to her, for gpodness sake, if this bothers you so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:02 PM Flag
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It is her problem. Why should she waste money on a failing business? How will sil learn? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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Because OP, as superior as she sounds on transactional matter, should know better and be able to work better with her partner to resolve these issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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or maybe he just feels like that's his family and since he's successful, he'll take care of them. what kind of troll are you?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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No, the family dynamics play into it. They're not poor, he's not buying food for her children - he feels like he has to give back in some way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:02 PM Flag
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Why? Did he not feel loved? [ Reply | More ]
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He feels indebted to them because his biological mother is an addict and he feels like the only reason he is successful is due to their UMC upbringing. I think he feels like his sister lent her family to him or something. [ Reply | More ]
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You need to talk to your DH about this and do marriage counseling or whatever. You're making this about your SIL and it's really about your DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:09 PM Flag
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You are hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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Omg. You have a horrible situation on your hands. Your sister is an idiot. It's easy to start a business when someone keeps bailing you out. Two, wtf does she think she is taking you it's not your money. But three, you were WAY out of line. And yes, 90 is much too hot for a pool if you're going to swim at all, not to mention expensive. Your husband put you in an upsetting situation with money. But you have to make nice now and be a good first and bring some wine and apologize for what you said and hope she does the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Your husband sounds like a nice guy and you seem like a bitch. [ Reply | More ]
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Idiot alert. All the idiots on UB love stories of family doling out to losers in the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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But it's family!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:08 PM Flag
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85 is not too cold. It's a pool, not a bath tub. The purpose is to cool off on a hot day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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It's windy, when you put it on 85 it feels icy. I'm generally a pretty warm person, but 85 was way too cold. [ Reply | More ]
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Where is the Inn. I hope in Maine for a pool temp of 92. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 3 kids in a 3 bedroom? We really want another but don't really want to move. Would you do it? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. We have a house with 3 beds/ 3 kids. It's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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Same here, it's totally fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Embarassed to admit this, but does anyone have/had a dh who is one person (successful, well regarded) but a nightmare at home? For example, flew off the handle the other night b/c i forgot taco seasoning for fajitas, raged because i had a friend over and she drank two of his beers...jekyll and hyde. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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plenty of these types [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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Of course. Totally capable, controlling even, at work but melts into a mantrum when he walks through the door... irresponsible, snark [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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I'm not saying anything ill willed, but did you get a clue about this tendency before marriage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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My sister is married to that guy. It's borderline abusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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That's not 2 different people. That's an asshole who knows he can't pull that shit at work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Yes. I filed for divorce recently after a long, miserable marriage. This book helped me tremendously: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Does-He-That-Controlling/dp/0425191656/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1441407356&sr=8-2&keywords=angry+men Best of luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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I had this. He did the reverse, which was coming home and working out with headphones and immediately going to sleep in a guest bedroom, but it's much better now since he just moved out and got his own sterile apartment [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] It's taken me ten years but I really love, loves my kids. Is it because they're less pita now? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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You don't sound very nurturing. You can manage better now that they are more self sufficient. I wouldn't call small children or babies pitas but I have patience and like to take care of people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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Maybe not. But I'm all about duty. I made sure those kids got here in good shape. Also, I think it means more that my almost 11 year old loves me than a little baby who is beholden to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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Meh. If you do your job as a parent right, they are not beholden to you for long [ Reply | More ]
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You're crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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wait til shes 13 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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You're probably right. Lol [ Reply | More ]
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I loved throughout the PITA stage of toddlerhood. It comes with the territory. I'm surprised my parents still love me after all the angst of young adulthood and adulthood. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, they haven't hit the teen years yet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:50 PM Flag
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Probably, I went thru periods, loved my babies thru about 4 years old, I did not really like the 5 - 10 age, but after that I found it easier again to truly love them, I have little patience for general chatter and silliness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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They're also making a WHOLE lot less mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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yes that too! [ Reply | More ]
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You always love them, but you don't always like them. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, maybe! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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Wtf are you all talking about?!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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Liking our kids more now that they're bigger and more independent. Ok with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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Yes, it's mentally draining to take care of small kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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The physical part ain't no picnic, either. [ Reply | More ]
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Why did you have kids. If it has taken 10 years for you to love them., as you wrote, there is no way they are well adjusted human beings. Did you mean something else? [ Reply | More ]
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Hopefully they had a nanny who loved them [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Feeling kind of down, no real Labor Day plans. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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None here either except relaxation! I love the long weekend where we can just regroup without pressures, social obligations or plans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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Go watch the little boats in Central Park. Always cheers me up and makes me feel like I got out of town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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Thanks, nice idea. I am OK with not going out of town, just feel like everyone else has BBQs and plans with friends and everything planned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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I'm just back from vacation and looking forward to a quiet weekend. Work to catch up on (dont mind), farmers market, getting wild summer hair styled, cooking a nice meal or two, going for an early morning run and getting to the gym..all good! [ Reply | More ]
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Np: you sound awesome, and productive. [ Reply | More ]
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I have no poans either. Its not a big deal. At least i wont be stuck in traffic, [ Reply | More ]
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This...we could go out to my brother's place in the Hamptons but DH refuses to deal with traffic, so it's a city weekend for us. It's okay, I know how you feel. I like to have big plans too, but can't always make it happen. [ Reply | More ]
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Divorced and have my DCs with me. They are teens so making a fair number of their own plans these days so yeah, sometimes I get pretty lonely now. Maybe I will try and go to the beach. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I feel discouraged. I helped someone with cash only to find out they were scamming me. Why are people so devious? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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consider it the price of ridding yourself of that person forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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Description -- it's an evolutionary survival skill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:34 PM Flag
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*deception [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Weird question. Am I the only one who has gone through life thinking I part my hair on one side, not realizing the whole world sees me as having parted it on the other side? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I've certainly thought about it. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol! No! You're not. It was weird to realize I'm "one of those" left parters when right parters look, to me, like what I see in the mirror. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have an old friend from like 15 years ago who I only kept in contact with by casual holiday card with kids who were always in the snow with christmas hats etc. She finally found me on FB. She divorced her Irish Catholic husband several years ago and only now do I see clearly in the pictures of her kids during the summer that the younger child is obviously half-black. I guess there was some drama there .... 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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What? So she had a relationship after her divorce. [ Reply | More ]
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No, the younger one was born during the marrriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Well aren't you just the detective! You frame it as drama, I frame it as a little smugness on your part. [ Reply | More ]
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Not really, I am only framing it as ... that child is not her husband's. [ Reply | More ]
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PP: exactly what I was implying. Thanks for the confirmation! [ Reply | More ]
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Why would it be smug? Are African American children inferior in some way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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It's smug because she took the time on UB to post this and she thinks the child is an illigetimate child of an AA. Why does she care? She cares because she posted here and thinks she can rile up responses. [ Reply | More ]
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um, maybe you're projecting? if it were that obvious, you would have noticed it years ago. you didn't. you're looking for something, unless she's told you that's the case. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I really didn't look at her cards that closely. I just saw a 1st day of school picture and i was like oh wow, that kid has a different dad. [ Reply | More ]
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eh, maybe not. haven't you ever heard of "black Irish"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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Well, you win. [ Reply | More ]
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Jesus Christ. I'm not trying to "win" anything. I'm saying you sometimes see some shit where you go "oh wait a minute" ... that's all. [ Reply | More ]
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and sometimes you would be wrong . . . [ Reply | More ]
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Obvious or just really really tanned? My kids can get damn dark. Of course, why would only he be dark... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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Do you know she was pregnant? Adopted kid? [ Reply | More ]
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Might be an adopted child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:42 PM Flag
[ - ] I've been swimming for about six weeks. The pool's going to close in a month. The only heated (80°) lap pool around here is outdoors. It gets to about 50 here in the dead of winter. Do you think that's going to work? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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I think it's doable to swim in 80 degrees when it's 50 out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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That's gotta suck walking to the lockers, though. Swimming seems the one exercise Ii can actually do Without hating. I'm really on the fence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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Bethesda, MD Y pool is outdoors, open year 'round except when the temp goes below 32. I love it. [ Reply | More ]
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So it's not cold while you're in the water? That gives me hope. [ Reply | More ]
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No. It feels normal. There is a 1 minute chilly walk from the pool to a hot shower, which is not a deal breaker. [ Reply | More ]
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OK, thanks. Maybe I'll go for it. I hope they don't somehow cheap out and it's actually not 80! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. I did that for years. It was great. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Preschool madness starts Tuesday. What schools are on your list if you are applying?? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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Walk along the Bronx riverway park and visit a toy store and the library in Bronxville. [ Reply | More ]
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Take some bread for the ducks! [ Reply | More ]
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??? [ Reply | More ]
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Woo! Nervous. STMG, Brick, TE, 92sty, temple israel, central synagogue, temple israel, ECNS, york avenue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Paint me a picture of what you imagine it was like to live in Manhattan in 1946 as a young middle class woman age 24 being courted by a man in his late twenties. What do you image her days and weekends were like. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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So you want to write a novel about your grandmother? The New York Public library is your friend. [ Reply | More ]
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op: not writing a novel. Just thought it would be fun to imagine. [ Reply | More ]
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This was my grandparents! (Although they were a bit younger.) [ Reply | More ]
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^^And she worked as a secretary [ Reply | More ]
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op: nice. Did they stay married through the years? Still alive? [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, they were married until my grandfather died, at 90. My grandmother is still alive. [ Reply | More ]
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Whatever. Not relevant to today's young woman or my dd. [ Reply | More ]
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np: I think it is. Some things have changed but young women are as romantic and delusional as ever. [ Reply | More ]
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Women want love an acceptance and want a man who who will be her partner and raise children together. But go ahead and call it delusional. [ Reply | More ]
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^^And another thing. I recall my grandma telling us once that when she and Grandpa were dating, all he wanted to do was "neck." So there you go--that's how they spent their weekends. [ Reply | More ]
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op: adorable. thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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You're welcome :) [ Reply | More ]
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Yes and if she had had sex with him he would have considered her not marriage material. [ Reply | More ]
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Or a nurse, or at the makeup counter, or as a hat check girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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Do your own research [ Reply | More ]
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op: harsh crowd on tonight [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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Read Valley of the Dolls [ Reply | More ]
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Or The Group, or Marjorie Morningstar [ Reply | More ]
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op: interesting. I will read that thanks. Here's the link to the wiki page, for others who are curious. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Dolls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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That's the sixties/seventies, night the forties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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The book Valley of the Dolls was indeed the mid-40s in Manhattan. The movie updated the timeline. But thanks for your expert input [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, sorry. I don't read trash. [ Reply | More ]
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You're so dumb. Can't think of any other identification. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
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That's OK. I don't expect more from those who read pulp fiction. [ Reply | More ]
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Read best of Everything - set a little later but will give you an idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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I agree. Also, Herman Wouk's MMorningstar was 1930s but things weren't terribly different for the affluent between the two decades [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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Yup, this. I first read in like 30 years ago (in high school!), now have it on my Kindle. Matthew Weiner used it as a source for Mad Men. I also like Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigianai (?) although that's mostly about life in Greenwich Village in an Italian American family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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I think her day was spent as an administrative assistant or bookkeeper at a factory. She came home at dinner time to help her mom make dinner. She would read books until going to bed in the room she still shared with her 3 sisters. On Saturday afternoon, she would go for a walk with the guy in the park. Repeat on Sunday after church. [ Reply | More ]
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My MIL lived here during that era. Her father had a successful tailor's shop on the Lower East Side and she worked in the shop. They eventually moved to the Grand Concourse in the Bronx (which was a sign of economic success). She married my FIL in the mid 40s and life was suburbia after that. [ Reply | More ]
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Dorothy Parker. You wouldn't be living alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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My graduate history work was on a closely related topic. The answer to your question would obviously differ greatly if you're talking about a LMC Jewish girl or a 5th Avenue wasp or an Irish girl in the bronx. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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Most people in NYC were poor or working class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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Whatever. Why are we doing this. Yes he girl would hold out and the guy would marry her sooner. The Pill and IUD had not come out yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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In some ways better than today and in some ways worse. Your grandma held out sexually because that was what was expected of women of her era. Birth controlmwas iffy and abortions were unbelievably dangerous. No Pill, no IUD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:31 PM Flag
[ - ] I am getting a divorce because of his affair. The other day ex was at the house visiting with dcs and stayed a little longer after they went to bed. As I was showing him to the door, he grabbed me for a hug. It was very awkward. Was he just trying to get some or some lame attempt at letting me know he wants to reconcile? I was too weirded out to do anything other than say "Ok, well see you later." 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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We weren't there. You were married to him. Don't you have a clue about what mode he was in ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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Unfortunately, I really don't feel like I know him anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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If he wanted to reconcile, he would have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:02 PM Flag
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This. He is probably just trying to be nice for kids sake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:03 PM Flag
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NP or he feels guilty - as he should -- and sorry he hurt you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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He may have been feeling nostalgic. I think you just have to wait and see what he does next. If he's serious about reconciling, he will pursue it. Was he trying to reconcile and you divorced him anyway? That could be part of it, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 10:03 PM Flag
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