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I read that headline and for the first few words I thought they were going to say the sun was doing something really bad. [ Reply | More ]
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lol! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How happy am i that we are flying to phoenix on friday night? 90 dry degrees and sunny.... buh bye winter. For a week. Of course I wish it was a beach somewhere but will be nice not to be frozen for a while. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Jealous. I'm half considering just getting cheap last minute tickets to go some warm, random place this weekend. [ Reply | More ]
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Love Phoenix in the winter. As soon as DH starts college Dh and i will buy a second home in Scottsdale and spend winters there [ Reply | More ]
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that actually where we are going - to the boulders. full service aunt and uncle condo. can't wait! even looking forward to going to the big walmart for swim stuff and sunscreen. [ Reply | More ]
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Lucky! We are going to the beach and rain is forecast all week. Universe, please send sun for our one trip of the year. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Those of you with a summer house: Do your kids to camp out there or in the city? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Out there. We bought house South of the Highway in E Hampton and all three of our kids do day camp out there [ Reply | More ]
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Out East [ Reply | More ]
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Next to the train tracks? [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh, why east hampton? [ Reply | More ]
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My son says all his friends are in Hamptons for the summer. Sad we can not do it too [ Reply | More ]
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;( [ Reply | More ]
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I'd chide you with #firstworldproblems but this goes beyond even that. [ Reply | More ]
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some of us with summer/weekend homes work so camp is near home and weeks/weekends are at the away house. [ Reply | More ]
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Out there. Southampton tennis and racquet club camp is great. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My mentor and friend was diagnosed last week with pancreatic cancer. Devastated, that just came out of nowhere. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Very sorry to hear that. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm really sorry. It usually does come out of the blue. That's a stealthy one :( [ Reply | More ]
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If any consolation, my uncle survived it. Full remission. [ Reply | More ]
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This gives me hope. He's convinced that he's going to beat it, there is hope. Thanks all, I'm in shock still I think. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What school is Poly Prep? Is it a good school? Someone told my their child was going there today and I've never heard of it. Is it a private school? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:48 PM Flag
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private, nice school, great campus, great sports, above average academics. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, it's a private prep school in the Dyker Heights/Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. Nice facility although I don't know much about the academics. [ Reply | More ]
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^^my neighbors go to a great summer camp there too...big pool, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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dumb jocks [ Reply | More ]
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this is what I've heard as well from several people [ Reply | More ]
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Is their dc an athlete? [ Reply | More ]
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It's considered a sports school -- nothing especially great about the academics but fine if your child is very sporty and not a particularly stellar student. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not where you'd send a great student but if your kid likes sports a lot, they'll be happy here from what I've heard. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is it worth it to claim a $700 stolen bike on homeowner's insurance? DH thought not worth it because they'll just hike the premiums? Any BTDT or insurance moms on? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:45 PM Flag
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DH is right. You'll get dropped or your premium will go up. We save our homeowners for catastrophic loss. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] God you people just seem SO UNHAPPY. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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I am, I feel drained and sick of hoping for something that will prob never come [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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We are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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It's February, the market is down, the school's acceptances have gone out and it really cold. We all need a break somewhere warm but where to go away from Zika? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm pretty happy, but I agree that most people on here are not. I don't know why I'm on here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:43 PM Flag
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NP: same. [ Reply | More ]
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Because not everyone here is miserable. It just feels like it when a few posters show up every day trying to intentionally provoke everyone to sink to their lowest common denominator. [ Reply | More ]
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If there were user names attached to our posts so we would all be bound by our posting history, I guarantee you everyone would be rich and happy [ Reply | More ]
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Good point. The beauty of an anonymous forum is that you can air your grievances without judgement from people you know. So there are just a disproportionately high number of grievances on here, just as there are a disproportionately high number of happy/#blessed posts on Facebook. [ Reply | More ]
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This. I see Facebook as my manicured self and UB as my scraggly self. [ Reply | More ]
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It's perfectly fine to not be happy. We cannot be happy all the time. What's not OK is being mean or negative around other people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Does this sound like a fun party for 4yo--@ a nature center with small "age appropriate" activity (story/craft) + nature walk? Pizza and cake at the end. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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boys or girls [ Reply | More ]
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In theory, yes, sounds awesome. In practice, I've found that 4 year olds do best when they can be physical (and that most parties devolve into a crazy running around thing anyway). Your kid might totally be able to handle it, but depends on the guests, especially if you have several more "energetic" boys in the group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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Sounds fun. Maybe do the nature walk before the animals and small activity so that the kids are tired out. [ Reply | More ]
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That's adorable. My DS would love that. [ Reply | More ]
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Greenburgh Nature Center? [ Reply | More ]
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If it's Alley Pond, it's great. THey bring out animals too and the birthday child gets to pick. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Spinoff: So when is the latest you should stop waiting on a WL and take your offer? Someone posted below that you shouldn't wait until the last minute and piss off the school you were accepted by, but this is the game set up by the schools - they can play us with late notifications and waitlists but we can't take advantage of the full time allotted to make a decision without pissing someone off? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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well the issue is that you are going to go there - and it seems very inconsiderate. It also communicates that you don't really want them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:37 PM Flag
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If you get something else then that doesn't matter ! [ Reply | More ]
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I'm going to give it until tonight [ Reply | More ]
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These people don't work past 5 pm, you realize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:44 PM Flag
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Absolutely not true during these weeks. I got a call from DOA of one school at 6:30 pm on a Thursday night [ Reply | More ]
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Funny because they're not there when I stop by to recommend my friends who are on WL. [ Reply | More ]
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Look, it may depend on school but you can't make a blanket statement [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:57 PM Flag
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I don't know. We knew we were number one on WL somewhere and turned our contract in Friday morning. It's fine. People have short memories [ Reply | More ]
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do whatever you want as long as you get the contract in time. that said, if you're not off whatever wait list you're waiting on by the end of today, there's not a lot of hope left. [ Reply | More ]
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You should do it this afternoon. It's rude to keep that school hanging, and frankly the wait lists aren't really going to be moving much. Late notification (eg after noon on Friday) is NOT an option for you, unless you want to end the ISAAGNY notification period without a school. Just take your offer. How bad is the school? [ Reply | More ]
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Unless you are priority wait list and the school has communicated this to you, give up by end of the day [ Reply | More ]
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Even if this has been said, the "priority" WL are B/S. Dalton hasn't gone to their WL in 3 years. Brearley is fully enrolled. Spence didn't go to their wait list last year. [ Reply | More ]
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I waited till the last minute to turn in the contract bc was waiting to see if both DC could get into the same school. It was no problem. The teacher have nothing to do w the admissions so no blowback. [ Reply | More ]
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We got some FA at one of our top 3. Felt very lucky and didn't want to be greedy with WLs at other two; also a ton of uncertainty if DS would be accepted and if so, with how much FA. Accepted early in the week. [ Reply | More ]
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SS or co-Ed? [ Reply | More ]
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Co-ed [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Mommy blogs: Who reads them? Does anyone read LoveTaza or Mommy Shorts? What do you think about them? Are there any other popular NYC mom blogs? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Who reads blogs? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't read any regularly, only when they get linked to on social media. I haven't found one "voice" yet that I don't find annoying (even the "I'm just a real mom who likes to swear and let my kids run wild! Nobody's perfect!" ones) [ Reply | More ]
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Blogs are over. They were over at least 3 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. Your friends who do Mommy blogs are losers. [ Reply | More ]
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I hateeee Taza. They are the most annoying people ever (and I've met her in RL, she'll sit in the park and sneer at EVERYONE and gives off such a bitch vibe). Mommy Shorts is my fave. The only mommy blogger I actually enjoy reading. [ Reply | More ]
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Blogs are so done that there are already sites that snark on the sites that snark on the blogs. The snake is eating its tail. [ Reply | More ]
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YES. Reddit snarking on GOMI snarking on blogs. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Miami/Ft Lauderdale moms: packing for this week. Shorts/shirts/dresses ok? Westin has a pool but not sure if tit will be warm enough. Should I pack pans/jackets? Also what else to do with 13 and 10Yo DDs. I think we will rent a car so can go around. Thx 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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YOU'RE BACK!!! For the love of God, check weather.com and Trip Advisor. How did you get this far in life? Is this your first trip ever? [ Reply | More ]
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Op: why so angry? I haven't posted before and the search doesn't work. [ Reply | More ]
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How do you live? [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously, just Google the weather in Miami and go from there. All of us are lacking vitamin d and we're very cranky. [ Reply | More ]
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Are there seriously THIS MANY people who randomly decided to book a trip to Miami with kids without doing ANY prior research?! [ Reply | More ]
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Of course not. OP was hopeful that we are idiots. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, pack a jacket so your tit stays warm enough. [ Reply | More ]
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Is this your first ever vacation... ever? Good God. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do FBI agents and cops have to have guns on them at all times? What do they do if they just want to wear a tshirt?? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'm sure they have all kinds of devices for assisting them in carrying a weapon. [ Reply | More ]
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I know plenty of agents how don't carry 100 percent of their off duty time, but they always have their weapon nearby, like in their car. [ Reply | More ]
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Could always do a waist or ankle holster. Often The Man will have a smaller "off duty" piece. [ Reply | More ]
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The don't have to no, I know lots of cops, marshalls, agents and for the most part they don't get involved when they are off duty unless there is something serious going down. If they go out drinking they are supposed to either leave the gun home or at the office, some places allow them to lock in the car ( NYC does not allow police to do this). Now what really goes on is a different ballgame. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I hate mommy bloggers in general, but IMO, the worst are those with a SN child who have such a chip on their shoulder. I read a post by a mom who took offense when someone tells her that her autistic DC made a nice painting - she reacted like, "what? You think my kid is incapable of painting just because he's autistic? I can't believe people are so ignorant." And no, I don't seek these articles out, but I seem to have a lot of FB friends who like to link to them. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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can't even give a compliment these days... [ Reply | More ]
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This. And all of the "Open Letter to..." bloggers. So douchey. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! Those are the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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Did the person say "your autistic kid made a nice painting"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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Something along those lines. It wasn't nearly as rude and offensive as his mom's reaction though. [ Reply | More ]
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HA!! [ Reply | More ]
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
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You are wasting your time on hate. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: It's an expression. [ Reply | More ]
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And you think coming to this website is any better? [ Reply | More ]
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People are insecure and don't like that people are trying to make them feel better. They shouldn't do blogs. Signed, mom who has a special needs brother. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] HM or Brearley? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Both are great. Hm better facilities and co Ed. We are very happy at HM. DD used to be in SS abroad. [ Reply | More ]
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Brearley..love that school. Wish my dd had gotten in but we were WL. [ Reply | More ]
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Brearley [ Reply | More ]
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brearley too small, that's why so many leave for HS, too much of the same people [ Reply | More ]
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Considering Brearley is already fully enrolled, this argument is moot. [ Reply | More ]
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DD in at both. Need to decide ASAP [ Reply | More ]
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It's just not possible. Sorry. Winifred said that all the contracts are back. Try your fake at another time when a Brearley mom isn't on at the same time. [ Reply | More ]
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This is not a fake. Sorry. We are in at both and need to decide ASAP. [ Reply | More ]
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Winifred personally told me that she has all the contracts back. Did you return two contracts? [ Reply | More ]
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I do not know why you were told this. This is not fake. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
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did not return yet to either place, going to do so ASAP [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DC's bike got stolen. Would you pay for a new one? The college has a big problem with bike theft. I think DC took good precautions to prevent theft. Issue is DC gets monthly allowance of $400 to cover college expenses so should it come out of that? DC uses bike constantly to get around and isn't a big spender generally. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Dh commutes by bike. His bike gets stolen once a year. So yes, you just replace it. Get the heavy chain as a lock. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd buy DC a used one on craigslist. [ Reply | More ]
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Keep an eye out for his bike to end up there tbh [ Reply | More ]
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OP: good thought! Gave me a laugh and it's a good idea to look [ Reply | More ]
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If that is the mode of transportation, yes, especially if the kid is responsible in general. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes if what you say abut taking good care is true and you previously determined that $400 was a reasonable amount for spending money. Seems like way more than a college student on a meal plan could possibly need, but you already made that decision [ Reply | More ]
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At DC's college they have to live off campus after freshman year so the allowance covers rent as well. [ Reply | More ]
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Well this also makes no sense. How is his rent less than $400? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:37 PM Flag
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Small liberal arts college out in the country. Kids rent houses and split the monthly rent. Most students pay $180 - $250/month. DC pay $225 and has a meal plan. [ Reply | More ]
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Gotcha. I guess I'm just jaded by my daughter's insane rent lol [ Reply | More ]
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So what's the problem. Stuff happens. As long as you don't think he sold the bike to buy drugs and is angling to get a new one it seems like he should get a new bike. Will insurance pay? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, get him a new one and file an insurance claim. Should be covered under homeowners [ Reply | More ]
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Do you even have a home to insure? This is a sure way to get your premium upped. [ Reply | More ]
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Pay for his bike but have him get a used one that's not that expensive. Bicycles get stolen on college campuses in huge numbers. [ Reply | More ]
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I would pay for a new one if the kid is responsible. I am responsible and I have had my bike stolen when I couldn't easily afford to replace it. So if you can easily afford to replace it, it would be a nice thing to do. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: thanks for unanimous advice. Was helpful and I'll go with it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I need a new mascara and want one that does a good job separating the lashes and is not too heavy. And I am considering getting a lash curler, is it worth it? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You should always use an eyelash curler. they curl and separate the lashes, regardless of what mascara you are wearing. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. YSL Babydoll is my favorite mascara. [ Reply | More ]
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Lash curler doesn't separate. Use it before you use mascara. It helps if it is warmed- not hot!!!!!!- by your hair dryer. Makes it curl better. Use a tissue to wipe excess mascara off the wand before you use it. It will prevent clumping. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I use a cheap mascara (full n' soft), wipe off the mascara, and use the remainder on my lashes, getting as close to the root as possible. Then I warm up the lash curler (I went from shu uemura to revelee and am now back to shu uemera) with a blow dryer for a few seconds, get as close as I can to my lash line, and curl. Stays at least somewhat curled all day. If it's an event, as opposed to routine, I'll add more mascara after curling. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: where can I buy shu uemera [ Reply | More ]
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has to be online, dont do it amazon do it thru their website [ Reply | More ]
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why not amazon? [ Reply | More ]
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So you curl before or after mascara? [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I never do [ Reply | More ]
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very [ Reply | More ]
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Love Clinique High Impact mascara. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you knew your spouse, relative or friend was very drunk and got behind the wheel..would you call the police? What if your kids were in the car? 49 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How did I know in advance but not stop him or her or at least take the kids? [ Reply | More ]
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They call from a party and you can tell or a friend tells you who is with them [ Reply | More ]
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And you didn't tell them to leave the kids? you didn't ask the friend to intervene? [ Reply | More ]
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You did both and they wouldn't listen to you or the friend [ Reply | More ]
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Potentially. Would depend how far and how fast the person would be driving [ Reply | More ]
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ridiculous..most accidents happen close to home [ Reply | More ]
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okay. You call the police on your DH while he drives 20mph for 10 minutes through a neighborhood in the burbs with the kids strapped into their car seats. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes..because he is drunk and that little old lady crossing the street he won't see or the kid darting after a ball. [ Reply | More ]
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And the police will not be there in time. I would have said that he should stay put and I was already on my way in an uber [ Reply | More ]
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And that doesn't work? [ Reply | More ]
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Why did I let this person take the kids alone to a place I knew he would be drinking? Why am I not there and/or didn't make alternative arrangements for the kids? [ Reply | More ]
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You are traveling for work? Have the flu? Didn't know there would be drinking or they are at a place like the ball park where there is always beer but it's family friendly. [ Reply | More ]
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Okay. Why am I married to someone who would drive drunk with the kids? If this is s first time, I suspect there would be enough concern by others that he could be persuaded not to drive. If it isn't, then I suspect that I was willfully ignorant of the fact that there would be drinking and have been letting this slide. Why is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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Wow! You are self centered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:47 PM Flag
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This. Or are you saying that you found out about it after the fact? I don't think the police can do anything without evidence (which, for DUI, would be an immediate blood alcohol test). It's sort of like a crime with no evidence once the alcohol has worn out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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^worn off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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You know or heavily suspect at the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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I would try to take their keys and drive them or get them a cab. Otherwise they could get arrested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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You aren't physically with them or if you are they refuse to listen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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You have to do what you have to do, but calling the cops can start something that you may not be able to stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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Worse than kids dying in the car? Anyhow, he doesn't know who did it. Call the police anonymously. Say a car with such and such license plate is driving in such and such location, and the driving is erratic, and the driver appears to be impaired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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And failure to do so could result in a lot of hurt or dead people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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Then you call the police. How is this not obvious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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Because these women are afraid of losing their meal ticket [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:46 PM Flag
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I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:48 PM Flag
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Call the police? no. Don't let them drive though and take out the kids! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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How are you going to stop it if you aren't there? Even if you are and take the kids what about all the other kids and people out there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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If you aren't there, but know this is occurring, then you call the police and point them in that direction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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you can't control people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:44 PM Flag
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You can't control the police? What are you saying? If you are aware of this situation, and the person doesn't listen to you and still drives, you call the police on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:49 PM Flag
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I would not call the police but I would really lay into them and never trust them again. Who does this?!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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So you are willing risk the lives of the kids in the car? The lives of other children and parents he might kill? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:37 PM Flag
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I believe OP found out after the fact, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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Doesn't matter, anyone who suspects before or during should call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:43 PM Flag
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You are naive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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Lots of people. Remember that mom in the minivan who killed all of her nieces and some of her own kids after downing a bottle of vodka a couple of years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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A lot of the posters above are unrealistic. You can try to persuade somebody not to drive, but if they aren't willing to listen, you can't stop them unless you are willing to get into a fistfight with them in front of their children. Call the police. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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ITA. They are putting lives in serious danger. I highly doubt people would say the same thing if they suspected someone they knew was a child molestor or going to shoot someone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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That's what I said. If you can't reason with them, then call the police. Why is this not possible? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:47 PM Flag
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I didn't end up doing anything. It happened many, many times. People are a lot of talk but in the end very few will call the police on their own spouse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:47 PM Flag
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I believe this and I an OP. I don't know who ^^ is and my question was just a hypothetical but I have been to functions where I wonder who is driving home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:48 PM Flag
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If it were "my" kids in that car, I would literally do anything to get them out. If it was somebody else's kids, and I could not persuade them not to drive, I would call the police. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:47 PM Flag
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+1 But I'm confused by this scenario. Her own kids are in someone else's car and that person is driving drunk? If she's with them, there's no way the kids should be allowed to go with the drunk driver. If she's not with them, how does she know the family member is drunk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:51 PM Flag
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I can see this happening in many ways. They talk to the relative and it's obvious they are a drunk. A friend's says just saw Bob at the BBQ and he is trashed, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:54 PM Flag
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Can you call the driver. Tell them to stop, and that you will come and take over the driving? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:49 PM Flag
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You can try but this is super unrealistic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:54 PM Flag
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Saying they're "very drunk" makes the issue seem so black and white but usually it's more gray than this. If you're at dinner, have one drink, then drive home, you can still get a DUI. I've never been to a dinner party where every single person who was driving home abstained from alcohol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:51 PM Flag
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Yes and sadly it's the men who insist on driving and their wives say nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:57 PM Flag
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Mostly people can have two drinks, as they will burn a lot of the alcohol in an evening, and be under the limit and drive legally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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NY Schools 02.11.16, 04:20 PM Flag
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grades. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 04:54 PM Flag
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Don't understand the question. Do you want to know how they're graded (like A,B,Cs) or do you want to know what grades DC got? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 05:00 PM Flag
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