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[ - ] Last night at a holiday party, gay male friend took a sip of my drink. Dh is pissed because he thinks I could have caught "a disease" wtf?? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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Maybe your friend just caught something from you. You didn't say whether or not you continued to drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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Wow DH is a bigot... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's a good whiskey? I want to give my boss, multi-millionaire who really loves his manhattans, a good whiskey to use. TIA! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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WhistlePig Rye - signed DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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ok, thanks!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Just learned our gifted DS has ADHD. Please, can anyone tell me how you deal with this? Does your child need special schooling? Tutoring? Does your child get labeled and will it cause headaches for years to come in school? Please no flames. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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This isn't the place. There are probably lots of websites. Google twice exceptional and see what you find [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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Really depends. .there are all kinds of ADHD kids...some with terrible behavior issues, some not. Hope you find what you need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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My only advice is to buckle up for the teenage years. Kids like this who are particularly smart and inventive tend to not only be bored easily, but the ADHD kicks in so that they are not calmed by typically focused pursuits. They are at very high risk for experimentation and self-medication with tobacco, alcohol, pot, etc. because it calms their restlessness and turns all the thoughts 'off' for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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Yep, I am an adult w/ADD ...14 years sober now, but what a journey to that point. Really hope my kids fare better :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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What a lot of hard work to get where you are. Congratulations. I believe every word of what you said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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Oh thanks! I appreciate it. My kids are always hollering at me to stop being distracted, so perhaps there is hope for them :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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It's a good sign that they are on the ball and telling you to focus! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:01 PM Flag
[ - ] DS got his first job. I do not claim him as a dependent... his salary is 85K. What should he expect to pay in taxes and how many allowances should he have? 2? Thanks Tax Moms! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Wow good money for first job! What is he doing? Personally I always did 1, and still got some cash back during tax time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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He is a software engineer. I'm very proud of him. I just hope he can find a DW or DH (not sure yet...) who loves him for who he is. He STILL plays minecraft! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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Awesome! I always hope the same for my boys. Good luck to him! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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Check out paycheckcity.com. You can play with all the variables and it tells you exactly what your take home will be in each scenario. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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thanks tax mom checking this out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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He claimed 2 allowances and is surprised he has to pay like 28K (federal, ny state and ny city). He is furious that he has to pay so much money in salaries for cops that can go around and kill people with impunity and a subway that barely functions (he takes the G sometimes up to Queens where he volunteers, teaching young people how to program) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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That's a strange response to paying taxes. Taxes also fund parks, roads, schools etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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Which goes to show you OP is trolling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Stfu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:44 PM Flag
[ - ] 11 yo dd (6th grade), has a strong sense of right and wrong. She came home upset, telling me that her bff's mother had sent a large "beautiful" box of candy to school to be given to gym teacher. Bff hates the gym teacher, so bff ceremoniously unwrapped candy and passed around in lunchroom while gloating. No point in sharing this except I wanted to see what others would think. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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Was telling a few co-workers this story and they thought I should inform the girl's mother. I think I'll stay out of it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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Do you think the girl's mother really wants to know? My guess is no... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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No one likes a rat. OP you need to stay out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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She should know but I wouldn't be the one to tell her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Why such love for the gym teacher? Seems slightly disproportionate. Also seems strange that a box of candy could get opened at the lunch room table. Usually that kind of thing gets shut down, stat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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Maybe they're all relaxing because of the holidays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Ah. good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Op: I think nice gifts were sent for all teachers...it's just that the child refused to deliver this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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it's more of a funny story than it is an egregious breach in etiquette. I'm sure it's not the first chocolate that has been eaten by a child before reaching its intended destination ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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I like her. Think it's hysterical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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Op: as a person who also hated gym teacher (my own) I secretly love it. But as a mother, I wonder about this girl and what she will do next. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:53 PM Flag
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Get into the habit of knowing how much cash is in your purse and regularly checking it. This sounds like a girl who could get into the habit of slipping a 20 out here and there without mom noticing. Not saying at all that this is a bad kid - just saying the behavior would be consistent. Some kids like to see what they can get away with just because. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Former Hunter R2 moms, were any of you super-depressed after DC got rejected? I think this will be me in 2 months. :( 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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Yes. Still depressed 3 yrs later. Kid bored in school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. Are you the one whose DC got sick at R2? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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Where is DC now? Gened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Yep. I really, really thought my DD would get in. I can't tell you how many times a stranger has told me how mature and well-behaved she is. SSS was out of the park. Even PSD told me she thought she would get in. I think I am still traumatized by the whole process. I don't think I'll ever get over it, and it's been 2 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Damn, I think I will be you in a few months. :( Any tips for coping? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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Just wait and see. You really, really don't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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NP I think it's safer to assume DC won't get in. The odds are really, really, low. Better to just assume rj [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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I think negativity is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Try to think about other stuff. Let the time pass. Deal with things as they come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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good advice, TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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It bothered me for a couple of weeks, and then I got over it. It all worked out in the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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Your DC got citywide? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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Ha, no. We went private. 99 w/no placement for citywide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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It's really different if you can afford private IMO. Those of us who can't basically have no other decent option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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We can "afford" it, but barely. We were expecting a generous FA package, but it isn't that much. We're not starving by any means, but we have to cut back on other things (vacations, clothes, etc). It was hardly our first choice, but became our only choice when DC got rejected from Hunter, got no citywide placemenet, and our local gen ed sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Why didn't you take a district G&T spot? We went gen-ed over district but we had a good gen-ed option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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I just didn't feel like it was the best for our DC. He is going to TT private, and education was really important to us. We just cut back elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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Sounds like it worked out well for you. I'd be happy to send my DC to a TT even if it meant cutting back. But there is just no way. Even paying 50% tuition would be a strain for us and we have a younger DC too. We're crossing our fingers things work out better for MS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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Our fate was worse than rejection-- WL. I still hold out hope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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You should be super proud of your DC for making the WL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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I'd rather DC get rejected than to keep hoping. I just hate that I am still Hunter's bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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I remember thinking that too. but trust me it sucks worse to get RJ. At least with WL you can reasonably assume they wanted your kid, but just had too many similar DCs (birthday, location) to yours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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I agree...as should all parents whose children got into R2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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Ha. DH and I drank 2 bottles of wine the day DC got rejected from Hunter. I think it's worse to progress to R2 and then get rejected than to just not make cutoff in the 1st place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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So for the former rejects, are you thinking about 7th grade already? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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No. I don't want to go through this again. I'm still traumatized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Been married 1.5 years, baby on way. My inlaws live nearbyin an enormous house equipped with every entertaining accouterments imaginable. They are wonderful, but are over-the-top about every holiday, birthday, etc to the point of exhaustion. My parents, who I adore, live about 100 miles away, are low low key, and hate the holiday hoopla at my inlaws. (As an aside, my dad had a heart transplant this year and needs to avoids crowds for a few more months..). DH and I are going to drive to my parents for Christmas Eve (which is when my brother arrives from 1000 miles away) spend night , celebrate, and head to inlaws ion Chrustmas afternoon. My MIL is acting very disappointed that my immediate family isn't coming to her multi-parties and that we won't be there Christmas Eve. FWIW, my parents are fine with us coming up the weekend after Christmas instead, but I want to make it clear to inlaws now that we cannot possibly attend every event of theirs as if it's a command performance. OK, that was a slight vent. Now I'm done. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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You have to do what is best for your family. Do it with love and a smile and all will be peaceful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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Two words: heart transplant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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The heart transplant trumps everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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this, I am surprised it's even a question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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You're doing the right thing. MIL just needs to deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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Talk to your husband. Don't go blaming his parents to him, but explain your views and let him handle them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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Set the precedent now. You are the mom now and you make the decisions about where your family will be for the holidays. MIL can deal with her own disappointment. Not your problem. Fast forward to next year when she's freaking out that the baby won't be there for the midnight fireworks display she has arranged...just do what you want to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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I agree, your dad's health and peace of mind are most important this year. Next year will be very hard IF you don't manage expectations now. With the first baby, your in-laws will want to have you guys present at their house EVERY holiday and/or gathering, which is NOT fair to your parents or you. They will have to cope, but you have to speak up now and let DH handle his side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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OP....thanks for weighing in. My DH is always board logistically with anything I choose, and he does get annoyed with how his parents go overboard. (His parents recently moved from 500 miles away so they could be near all "the kids" and have Sunday dinners and Saturdays on their boat, etc etc. All the grown kids and their families are having to adjust to this continual parental presence LOL.) The thing is, my parents WOULD suck it up and go to inlaws party, but they would not enjoy it. Everybody wants to hear all the fascinating details about the transplant, my dad is reluctant to talk about it as it was such an ordeal. I want to spare my folks a stressful holiday, especially since my dad was hospitalized during the holidays last year. It's tough have a high strung partying family and a low key/easy family! But I knew this going in, LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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Geesh, do these inlays have friends their own age to invite to their parties? That would at least help alleviate this new pressure on all of you to keep attending these get togethers. Sound stressful to me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it not nice to give someone a restaurant gift certificate in a denomination that will cover just the food. The place is pricey, so they would have to cover their own drinks. I was taken on a date. I know my sister and her husband would love it. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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not cool, pick a different restaurant.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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np: I disagree; giving a gc for, say, $100, is great. Recipients can decide what they want to order; still makes for a nice dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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I wouldn't say it's not nice, I just wouldn't bother if you know the recipients would not go to such a pricey place otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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+1 If it will burden them to go, then don't give it to them. [ Reply | More ]
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No, if it will cover the food that's fine. They can always go light on the drinks. A GC that won't cover the meal is a different story. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Words, or phrases that you wish would disappear 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Boo, as in "my boo" [ Reply | More ]
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Never heard this. [ Reply | More ]
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bae [ Reply | More ]
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totes [ Reply | More ]
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Prolly [ Reply | More ]
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Hottie. Butthurt. Not crazy about foodie either. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 foodie [ Reply | More ]
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Butthurt??? [ Reply | More ]
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I know! http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ButtHurt I first heard it on HERE, actually, and I was like, That is the stupidest word I've ever heard and yet somehow it exists!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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My bad [ Reply | More ]
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bro [ Reply | More ]
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delish [ Reply | More ]
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boogie (as in snot) [ Reply | More ]
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Gluten. Sustainable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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I was just reading on reddit that the actress Emmy Rossum is allergic to gluten. She doesn't have celiac, but she breaks out in canker sores if she has it. Did not know this was something that could happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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It can't. [ Reply | More ]
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divine, hubby, veggie, amazeballs, comfy. [ Reply | More ]
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Precious [ Reply | More ]
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Have a good one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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"no problem" instead of "you're welcome" [ Reply | More ]
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Answering questions by starting with "so" [ Reply | More ]
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Bro, dude [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Work advice: I've been at a job for a couple of months and it's not a terrific fit, so I'm renewing my search to see if I can find anything else. Should I put the current job on my resume or not? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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definitely because people want to see someone who is employed. folks will not call your current job for references until you tell them ok. [ Reply | More ]
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6 weeks and under no. Anything over that (2 months) keep on resume [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me what you would do: church has a pageant this morning, run by two moms in the parish. I have a million people for whom I buy gift cards, people I have to tip, etc., and I did it all this week. I got each mom a gift card from my child. . Then this morning, an hour before we have to be there, someone emails and says, "let's get gift cards. Every family chips in. I'll go pick them up." No choice but to just chip in, right? Even though I'm being penalized for having my act together? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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I never go in on the class gift, I always do my own thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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You can say you have already got something, totally fine since its this late., [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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Exactly. Some will be grateful for group, some will opt out. Just email back asap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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I would have responded..... Darn. I wish you had contacted me sooner. We have already do e a little gift for Jane and Susie. The good news is my shopping is done; the bad news is my budget is spent. I would reply all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Worst Christmas gift you ever got, and from whom. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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My mom would always give me clothes from her closet that she'd never worn, which were 2 sizes too small for me and for a woman 30 years older, and pretend that she'd bought them specifically for me. Not my style at all, and of course if I made any noises about returning or exchanging them, she would get radically upset at my rudeness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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Now I just never get anything from her "because she knows how she can never get me the right thing that I will like." But I'm still supposed to get her something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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Ugh, sorry. She sounds like a pita! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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That post yesterday about the snobby elderly aunt reminded me a lot of my mom! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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I was about to answer this post that if someone is thoughtful enough to get me a gift, I would not be so rude as to write it on a list of worst gifts. But you are right. Your mom sounds very selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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We've at least had some laughs over the years. I would get something in the mail and hold it up to myself and say to DH, "hey, guess who I am!" We also have radically different coloring, she's an ann margret redhead and I am decidedly not, so the clothes with the autum colored themes (maroon, brown, burnt orange, olive green) were particularly amusing. She had a shopping thing her whole life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Old Navy giftcard from DH. That's bad enough in itself, but when I went to use it, there was no money loaded onto it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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bottle of tequila from my boyfriend of two yrs.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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Extra points if the seal was broken! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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Thanks enough to dump him over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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When I was in my 20s, I was dating a guy for about a month, so I went and got him a nice scarf at Banana Republic...kind of like, "we don't know where this is going yet, but I like you, here's something cozy." He got me a gag gift - a FIGHTING AMISH HAND PUPPET. Yeah, that gift exchange was our last date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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Footed PJs (aka a onsie) from my MIL in a size XXL. By all objective standards, I am a size Medium pre vanity sizing and a Small in vanity sizing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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