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[ - ] Any gift ideas for around $100 for a 12 year old boy? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:53 AM Flag
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Few more bucks and get Airpods [ Reply | More ]
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I gave him beats for another holiday! [ Reply | More ]
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Pair of vans then [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Neighbors on my floor have been doing construction since June. What type of holiday gift should I expect from them this year? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Earplugs [ Reply | More ]
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A sneer and a smile! [ Reply | More ]
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People are allowed to renovate. Move to a house with no one nearby if you don't like it [ Reply | More ]
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Dust in front of your door [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Share your random acts of kindness please! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Not random really, but got a lot of stuff for the cloistered nuns at DD's school and it was fun for me. [ Reply | More ]
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Old lady on the street shit her pants. I gave her my scarf and also took off my underwear to give to her. Just a regular old lady--not homeless or anything. [ Reply | More ]
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I leave a dollar in bathroom stalls. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you serious? [ Reply | More ]
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I put quarters in the two parking meters beside mine most times. [ Reply | More ]
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Where are you that meters take quarters? [ Reply | More ]
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CT burbs [ Reply | More ]
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I pay for the Starbucks behind me in the drive thru line. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you do for a living? How much do you make and how many hours per week do you work? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Family business. 4 million a year my take.. Work 24/7 7 days a week [ Reply | More ]
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Nice! What kind of business is if? [ Reply | More ]
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Party planning and tutoring. [ Reply | More ]
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Two separate businesses? [ Reply | More ]
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24/7 for $4mil. I’d do it! [ Reply | More ]
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I am a landlord, I take home about $100 tax free. I work a couple hours a day. [ Reply | More ]
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$100 dollars tax free... per year? [ Reply | More ]
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retired management consultant. left 30 years ago with $100K salary plus $20K bonus, worked 60 hours per week! [ Reply | More ]
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what have you done the past 30 years? [ Reply | More ]
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Communications executive. About 40-50 hrs per week. Approximately $200k. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any recommendations for a show to take the kids next wee? 11 and 7. New victory is sold out. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:44 AM Flag
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Springsteen ? [ Reply | More ]
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Hamilton [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Reading about the golden globes and how all the women plan to wear black modest clithes. You all know what goes on and some partite willingly. Such hypocrisy. I hate hollywood. Speak up for the children. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:37 AM Flag
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Participate. [ Reply | More ]
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Which children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:43 AM Flag
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The ones that are being abused by these producers etc. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought that most of the cases involved grown women. OK, then, how would you like these terrible women to dress? [ Reply | More ]
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I would like them to help stop this child abuse. [ Reply | More ]
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One does not take away from the other. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Piano teacher comes to our house 1x/week. She's been with us for about 6 months. Tip? Gift? What to get? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:32 AM Flag
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The amount of one lesson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:36 AM Flag
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I would say the total of one month's lessons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:44 AM Flag
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Box of chocolates or bottle of wine, or $25 gift card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:37 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Star Wars: The Last Jedi Offers the Harsh Condemnation of Mansplaining We Need in 2017 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:26 AM Flag
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honest question - why do libs confuse fictional depictions with reality, or at least with some relevant reflection of reality? we see this in many avenues, like their incessant harry potter analogies. they also treat awards shows (where the winners are chosen on political grounds) as relevant social "statements" to an increasing degree. where does this idiocy/lack of discernment between fictive and non-fictive settings come from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:27 AM Flag
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at root, lib metaphysics involves a denial of objective reality [ Reply | More ]
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libs prefer to focus on minor, tangential issues (pronouns, award shows, the racial breakdown of characters in a fantasy movie) and avoid larger, difficult ones like, say, the role of women in Islamic countries. it's because most of what they're doing is for the benefit of their own egos and to convince themselves that they're good people, not to actually make meaningful changes for the most number of people. [ Reply | More ]
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You just mansplained. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:32 AM Flag
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Every time I mention ho women are treated like shit in Islamic countries I get told I’m racist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:52 AM Flag
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Echo chamber [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:30 AM Flag
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lol 'honest question' for sure. Here's something for you to think about. The writers of fiction (books, movies, whatever), use the characters and situations to explore themes that are important to them, and are relevant to the world that we all live in. That's kind of how fiction works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:38 AM Flag
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Russia says we should hate star wars. Everyone hate Star Wars !!!! Right now !!!! [ Reply | More ]
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am i allowed to hate it because it sucked? [ Reply | More ]
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You can disagree as a person. It's mostly got major 5 star reviews. I loved Stepbrothers and the reviews hated it, but it's still playing. You aren't going to bring down star wars. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Book recommendations? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I enjoyed Lincoln in the Bardo, but it was a bit weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:27 AM Flag
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Matt Parker - Things To Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension [ Reply | More ]
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Paris in the Present Tense. And I’m late to the game, but enjoying The Passage. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any IL people on? What's Naperville like? Hinsdale? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:17 AM Flag
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White and whiter. You'll love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:31 AM Flag
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Of course. What's not to like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:37 AM Flag
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Boring. Hinsdale has some big money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:35 AM Flag
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Hinsdale is kind of an older money type community, cute downtown. Naperville is much newer, McMansion type places, also a nice downtown. Most of the Outlier Suburbs are red, btw. Any particular reason you are looking at these two burbs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:55 AM Flag
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Hinsdale is very nice and 20 min away from Chicago downtown. Small, boutique and quite expensive. School are top-notch, too. Naperville is further away, much bigger in size and only certain parts are similarly good. Go for Hinsdale if you can afford it. Love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:37 AM Flag
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Western Springs is nice. I’d choose it over Hinsdale. Good train to the City too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:53 AM Flag
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I don’t love Naperville. It’s far from the city. Neither town is very diverse but if I had to choose, I prefer Hinsdale. Especially if you or DH will be working in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:46 AM Flag
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I agree with this. [ Reply | More ]
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What are you looking for? Naperville has decent housing stock but is like living in a mall. Really far from downtown. Hinsdale is beautiful and upscale. But not the warmest. Very little diversity in either. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 10th grade DD is really struggling and I'm upset. She doesn't feel like she has a friend group, but rather a has a few friends each of whom has their own primary friend group. She and her BF broke up and I know that's been really hard on her. I know she tends to be a bit reserved anyway and I think her current situation is making her insecure and fearful to take the social risks. I feel like it's a downward spiral. I don't know how to help. Anyone BTDT--either themselves or seeing it in their teens? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:14 AM Flag
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I don't have advice but want to say my DS going through same thing. It's hard. Gl. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
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Almost 16 and also just had a breakup. They should meet. [ Reply | More ]
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I think the breakup has been much harder on her than I thought. Would love for her to meet the nice DS of a fellow UBer! [ Reply | More ]
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My DS went through that in 8th grade when we first moved here from CA. During the winter break he hung out with some kids from his school while we were all in Colorado, and then second semester he found a friend group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:21 AM Flag
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Has she seen the movie Meatballs? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think so. I haven't either...what's the plot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:24 AM Flag
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A teenager has trouble making friends and grows to see the value of making one good friend at a time. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds good. I'll suggest we watch it together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:33 AM Flag
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My DD went through this her junior year, minus the breakup. It all worked out. I was just there to listen and offer comfort when she was upset about it. She also saw a school counselor. Private school. [ Reply | More ]
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OP-My DD is also in private. I'm so sad for her. Did the counseling help your DD? How did your DD ultimately pull out of it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:27 AM Flag
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I didn't even know about it, honestly, until she talked to me about it in tears. I think the counselor and her advisor helped give her strategies to take some more social risks and to help her sort out her priorities and values. Part of the problem was that a lot of her friends were getting into drinking and sex, and she wasn't interested. I think she needed to learn to accept them as they were and move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:31 AM Flag
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This is what's going on for DS. He spent all his free time with GF. Doesn't have a group of guys because most are vaping and drinking and he doesn't do that. Not judging he's just not into that stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm the poster with the DS. Also NYC private. He would never go to the school counselor. What do they talk about? Is it beneficial? [ Reply | More ]
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OR-It was beneficial for her. I don't know what they talked about and she didn't say anything to make the counselor breach confidentiality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:40 AM Flag
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This was / is me. Lots of friends, but not the primary in any one group. It is what it is. Nothing you can do about it. [ Reply | More ]
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That was me in hs. Junior year I made a bunch of new friends, changed my whole experience. That age is so difficult. A friend moved to the suburbs from brooklyn and her daughter, same age, was having a rough time. They invited all of the girls over for manicures at her home. Sounds a little crazy but it helped. [ Reply | More ]
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(It helped start some new friendships, to clarify) [ Reply | More ]
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really important for her to do after school activities, summer camps, work, basically anything that brings her to a new group so she doesn't have to play out the same dynamics [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Wow, I would take this crappy location any day for the views, windows, and interiors of this place. Just wow. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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And for the bargain price of $40.5M it can be yours all yours! [ Reply | More ]
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^^And I agree, it's stunning. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know that I would want to live that high up [ Reply | More ]
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Agree 100% - would never want to live that high up. [ Reply | More ]
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Beautiful, but its $40m for a 3 bed. WAY better brand-new apts in Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
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where? [ Reply | More ]
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^ Several in Tribeca. But if you must live uptown, this is better value (though has a few fewer amenities), and far more suitable for a NYC family. [ Reply | More ]
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Ooh love Tribeca. Which new developments are nice down there? [ Reply | More ]
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No way would I pay 41mm for that location. Insane. Over CP yes. [ Reply | More ]
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If you've 41mm, then location matters a LOT less, as your driver is always waiting... [ Reply | More ]
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It's in the thick of it. But you're just a walk from Saks! [ Reply | More ]
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I don't even like living above the 6th floor, never mind the 96th. What if the elevators failed? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] A Christmas Story Live..they turned it into a dorky musical..ugh. Total disappointment. Had to switch it off and now watching Sound of Music. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It was a dorky musical. It is a dorky musical. What did you expect? All my kids are watching it - and they're home from college and drinking wine. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm thinking of putting a little money into cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum. Only as much as I can easily afford to lose, kind of like a weekend in Vegas. If it crashes and I lose it, I'll survive. If it goes up, I would take my initial "investment" (let's face it, it's gambling at this point) out and just let the rest ride. Is that safe at this point? Do we still have a few months of volatility to play with, or is the bubble bursting any day now? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:09 AM Flag
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6 months ago my DH invested 20k in bitcoin currency. He adds a little bit every now and then. [ Reply | More ]
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How much does he have now and does he intend to get out soon? [ Reply | More ]
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45k, and he has no intention of touching it anytime soon. He has a friend who dabbles in cryptocurrency and advised him not to touch it yet. [ Reply | More ]
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He's lying to you. Six months ago, BTC was at $2500. Now it's at $16,000. If he had bought $20k six months ago, he would have $120k now. He either did something else with the money, or he is hiding the gains from you. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry, I am multitasking and read it wrong. I read it asking how much has he invested now, which is 45k. He adds money to it every now and then. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm kind of bummed about litecoin already. Looked at it just after Halloween and I think it was about $60, and now it's almost $300. I think I missed the boats. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a scam. Get out now before it crashes and burns. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Going to the Maldives tomorrow - feels so freeing to skip all the Christmas BS this year! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'm excited about finally spending a Christmas in the city. We usually go out of town, but this year we are waiting until after Christmas. It will be nice for our DCs to wake up in the own beds and run down stairs to see the presents under the tree. [ Reply | More ]
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Please post back! Thinking of planning a trip there next year. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you going to that underwater restaurant? Looks awesome. [ Reply | More ]
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LOVED my trip there 10 years ago. just beautiful... have fun! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] It's hard for me to respect someone as "smart" if Math doesn't come easy to them. 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you conduct little math tests on your acquaintances so you can rank them? [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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It's hard for me to respect someone as "smart" if they misuse capital letters. [ Reply | More ]
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❤️ [ Reply | More ]
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
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ILU [ Reply | More ]
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I disagree, and I'm a total math/science person. What I'm not is a gifted writer, and I really respect those who are. [ Reply | More ]
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Now, YOU sound smart. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 My mom was a smarty pants but 1) English was her second language and she spoke with an accent and 2) looked more like a maid than the doctor she was (short Mexican woman) [ Reply | More ]
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I never judge people who speak accented English because I'm uni-lingual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:29 AM Flag
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That's great for being open minded. Racism can be subtle. My mom was at the hospital for cancer treatments and was frequently asked if she needed a translator. The kicker was they, the nurses and PA, etc) spoke horrible English themselves (lots of Filipinas). My mom said she needed a translator for THEM. They were appropriately respectful when they found out she was a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
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lots of different talents out there to respect. op seems like a troll. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. Worked with a woman who said things like 'I am more artistic, good at writing, math not my thing'. She could not do simple percentages, had somehow never used excel or other spreadsheet packages (we were both in media at the time). Yes I judged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:10 AM Flag
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Easily.....and math does not require capitalization. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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What area of math are you in? [ Reply | More ]
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(...crickets...) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:29 AM Flag
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For me, lacking critical thinking skills is the deal breaker. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Agree, but math (and logic) are core to critical thinking. I don't mean advanced topology, rather real-world intuitive fluency. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: I agree with you. But I wouldn't be surprised if in OP's world math is simply comprised of arithmetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:37 AM Flag
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Do you consider yourself to be smart, OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:11 AM Flag
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That's very odd. I'm great at math, but keenly aware that there are many ways others are far brighter than I am. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 its a basic skill. Hard to be smart in any cross-functional sense (the only sense that matters) if you are weak on core functions. [ Reply | More ]
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Math never came easy to me but I had no trouble going to a top law school and landing clerkships. [ Reply | More ]
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I suspect this is a troll post. Unless OP ran off to feed other trolls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:21 AM Flag
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Yep. Complete troll. OP has never done math in his life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:22 AM Flag
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Yeah, no. You don’t sound smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:21 AM Flag
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I know quite a few people who are beyond excellent at math. Social skills, not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:23 AM Flag
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I respect people who, when things don't come easy to them, work hard to improve and grow in those areas. Anyone can be good at what comes easy.....it's really something to be good at something that is difficult for oneself. [ Reply | More ]
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well said [ Reply | More ]
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This! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Here we go again: another Christmas, another big production from my cousin about having the family meal at her house. Then, one by one, she texts each of the guests asking them to bring ABC or XYZ. She does this every holiday; gets everyone to come to her so she doesn't have to go anywhere and then barely lifts a finger to actually host when the guests all bring the food and beverages. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:05 AM Flag
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Do you have to go next year? Can you host? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:10 AM Flag
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I spoke up about hosting before she did; she insisted it's better for me to go to her house because it's bigger than mine. Yes, she likes to carry on about her bigger house but doesn't have two nickels left to rub together or actually serve anything. The rest of the family has to do that. I was asked to bring appetizers AND wine. That's easily a few hundred dollars. [ Reply | More ]
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The only winning move is not to play. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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"Shall we play a game?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:37 AM Flag
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So don't go. Decline the "invitation" and do your own thing. It's pretty grinchy to go to someone's home for a holiday and then talk about her behind her back. [ Reply | More ]
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Right. And not at all grinchy to 'host' and then have your quests bear all the expense and effort of bringing the entire meal? That's not the way I'm raising my DC. [ Reply | More ]
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What are you, 8 years old? Pointing out what someone else does wrong does not excuse your bad behavior. "What about ______?" is the lowest form of excuse. [ Reply | More ]
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I can't even imagine the manners you must keep. [ Reply | More ]
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I have good enough manners not to talk trash about people whose invitations I accept. Stop deflecting and accept responsibility for your own bad actions. Go to the party or don't. Bring the requested dish or don't. But don't think for a moment that you are a better person than she is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:27 AM Flag
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Oh but I am. I don't extend fake invitations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:30 AM Flag
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Once again, someone else's bad manners do not excuse your own. You are a bad guest and a bad cousin. You are the one who is, right now, being lousy. You are down in the dirt with Donald Trump, as far as character and values are concerned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:35 AM Flag
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+1 It's an invitation, not a command performance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:28 AM Flag
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This. It's a holiday invite; it's not a subpoena. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:29 AM Flag
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Jinx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:35 AM Flag
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So what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:14 AM Flag
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This is my MIL. Makes a BFD out of “ hostessing” and then starts assigning all sorts of complicated dishes for everyone to bring, including wine and liquor ( ingredients for fancy cocktails.) She sets a huge dining room table with Christmas Spode, silver, crystal then posts on FB. Expects 2 year olds to sit at table and behave. It is an ordeal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:16 AM Flag
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That's hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:38 AM Flag
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When i host a holiday meal, I provide the food and drinks. Period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:18 AM Flag
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Right? And if someone is gracious enough to ask I'll request a dessert or something easy and low-cost. But assigning people a course to bring is OTT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:27 AM Flag
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Family gatherings are different. I'd bet 90% or more of families handle holidays exactly like OP's cousin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:39 AM Flag
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Not classy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:26 AM Flag
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So, what does she serve/provide? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:37 AM Flag
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If she does this every holiday, everyone must be okay with it. If people don't like it, all they have to do is insist it's their turn to host. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.17, 12:38 AM Flag
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