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[ - ] Anyone have a house built from scratch? How long realistically does it take once you have the land? I'm talking a 4 bedroom house. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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yes. it was an 18-month project from groundbreaking to move in, with very few glitches, plus one year of planning and designing. (this was a very large house, though, 8 bedrooms) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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thanks. We have everything basically picked out (hiring a contractor that built a house we love and we want that replicated). Was hoping it would be a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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it can, but depends on what issues you run into (zoning, ledge rock, backorder or delivery issues, weather, change-orders, etc.). we were fortunate to go full steam ahead. good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:51 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC moms: Can you tour the publics before applying to private K? I'm looking on public school page and the tours they are giving now are for kids starting this fall. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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It's annoying. This is why people sometimes apply to private, put 5k down, then withdraw in the spring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Have been a sahm for 8 years, although I've freelanced a bit throughout. Is my biggest challenge in getting back to work going to be that I'm not up-to-date, that people (secretly or not so) think I'm lame for not working, my age, or something else I haven't considered? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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Look at this company, they run training sessions geared towards women returning to the workforce. http://www.irelaunch.com/rtwabout [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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thank you. I'm not in ny, but this is interesting. I did something similar that helped my identify strengths/aptitudes. And applied for a job that would have been beneath my experience when I stopped working at a company where I know people--not even a call for an interview. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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Apply again….I think employers think that women returning to work aren't hungry….just want/need the money. Be persistent, but not pushy. Write a nice letter; follow up with a phone call to the person you sent the letter to…maybe email and hard-copy letter/resume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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That you have an 8 year gap in your resume. If you've been freelancing, that's great, be sure to add that to your resume and bring some work samples. You also may have to accept a more junior position than you'd like to. But if you keep trying and dont get discouraged, you WILL find something. Good luck!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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thanks. I hope so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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They--we--are worried that you won't accept the fact that you're on par with candidates 8 years younger than you (drive/motivation, pay, etc) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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I accept that. Willing to work my way back up. Have just been shut out of getting anywhere with two junior-ish jobs recently, wondering if there's something I'm not realizing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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Keep at it. You'll find something! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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Yes, they don't really believe you want the junior job…responsibilities & pay level. You need to prove yourself during the application process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Bored DH on a plane has become such a UB cliche. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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It's not a man. You know that, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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how do you figure that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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Because I'm a man and I can tell that it's not the way a man thinks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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In what way? I'm curious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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Does it matter? All of UB can be considered fantasy. It's just interesting that this is the set-up, because it announces he's successful, will be around for a few minutes, and harmless (not going to knock on your door.) it usually works in engaging conversation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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And then proceeds to spout the same cliches as the rest of the UB trolls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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Yeah, usually. It feels like a way to get people's guard down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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I'm with you. This site doesn't bother me too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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Someone being flown first class to Asia for business doesn't say that he "shutters to think" about retirement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:39 PM Flag
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lol, I noticed that too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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Neither is the "DH whose wife became a SAHM" from last night. I dont doubt that the situation happens, but "he" was definitely not a man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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I'm waiting for one of them to be halfway interesting/different. It's always some corporate 1%-er with a SAHW who think women are "irrational" but his dw is basically cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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There was the "guy" last year who talked about the Asian women, some quite young, he had slept with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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I thought the point about how it's OK for women to complain about their lazy DH but not for a DH to complain about his lazy wife was a fairly accurate representation of a lot of posts here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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pp: I do think he had a good point about the double-standard of the "Should I divorce DH because I didn't get exactly what I want?" posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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You thought that was a good point, really? He just sounded like the same troll that starts all the stupid "abuse is the only reason to get a divorce, women should put up with everything else for the sake of their kids" posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:49 PM Flag
[ - ] sometimes I hide in my room on the UB and ignore DC. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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How old are dc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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10 and 12 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Dumb question for a Saturday morning. Why do people keep the keyboard click noise setting on their phone? It's so annoying. Are they proud that they're texting during dinner? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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A lot of people don't know how to change their default settings, or they're too lazy to figure it out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:24 PM Flag
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That bugs me too. I think some people, usually men, are more oblivious to noise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:24 PM Flag
[ - ] raspberry ketones raspberry ketones! does anyone EVER buy this crap?!?!?! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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No, I doubt they are even for sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:08 PM Flag
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I've seen them in the kook section of the pharmacy aisle at the grocery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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lol. We have entire kook neighborhoods in San Francisco. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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Isn't it 5:30am where you are ??? god bless you for waking up early on a saturday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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Yes! I fell asleep with dcs, so woke up early. It's a little depressing to be up at 4, before most of UB is up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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I think it's funny that, on a board where people think size zero is fat, these guys are spamming about a muscle mass builder and giving advice about increasing meals from three to six a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:09 PM Flag
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I'm not size 0, but was listening to NPR yesterday and heard a guy talking about aging say that belly fat is comparable to a tumor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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np: in what way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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np. It's super unhealthy to carry your weight there. Gotta die of something though. I choose macaroni & cheese [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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Ha, right there with you. Apple shapes unite! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:19 PM Flag
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oh dear, I was driving and only half paying attention. But my sense was that belly fat makes your body secrete more of certain hormones that are associated with the aging process vis cell senescence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:19 PM Flag
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Dr. Oz shilled them on his show [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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Man, he really went off the deep end, right? When he started out on Oprah, he seemed rather sane. Now he's just pushing weird supplements, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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Fame and money can be worse than the tumor and the belly fat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:19 PM Flag
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if you bought every supplement he hawked, you'd have no room in your medicine cabinet. now aren't these companies being sued for not being what they claim? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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My (crackpot) 71 year old FIL has "discovered garcinia cambodwhateveritscalled. I had to leave the room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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lol. Like live UB spam. Hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:52 PM Flag
[ - ] How can you possibly take seriously a man who says he has finally found happiness and "true love" with his 4th wife. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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smile and nod [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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Marvel at his ability to let optimism triumph over experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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Ha, awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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Was it Oscar Wilde who said, it is a tragedy to divorce two wives, to divorce three borders on carelessness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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Yes, I believe that was exactly what Oscar Wilde said [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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My mind would be blown wondering how much of his money he has been parted from, with still enough left over to get the newest one interested [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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Were you the third who took him seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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Nopers just reading an interview [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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it's likely what your husband will soon be saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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oh snap OP you got served [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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OP. I'm happily married but thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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Yeah, you better go get some ice for that burn, op. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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OP. good advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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Np- Really? Sounds like OP's DH would have to go through 2 more wives first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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He has for the next month :) [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Can we talk about nyc car service apps? Uber, Lyft, Via, Gett. What are the pros and cons? I tried Lyft and didn't love it. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 11:10 AM Flag
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I just stick with taxis and car services...suits me just fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 12:33 PM Flag
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This. In NYC, especially in Manhattan, there is not much need for anything but cabs. When going to the airport, I just use a car service. IMO, Uber, etc. is more for places without readily available cabs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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+1. I don't even bother. What's the point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Like San Francisco. Works great here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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ITA. I've admittedly only lived in the city for 15 years, but I don't think I've ever waited more than 2 minutes for a cab. Of course, I also walk a lot and take the subway as well, so I don't rely on cabs exclusively. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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über is a life saver on a night when there are no taxis. i don't use the others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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I use Uber and Uber T. I can't get behind Lyft. Any car that shows up with a pink mustache on the front is definitely going to take me to a second location and chop me up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.28.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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Lmfao [ Reply | More ]
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