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[ - ] insomnia mom here. apart from UB, what is your most frequented site on the internet? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:36 AM Flag
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I'm gonna list a few (they're all trashy): celebitchy.com, gawker.com, jezebel.com, vulture.com, pajiba.com. I'm sure there are more, just can't think of them now. BTW, this is a good thread to start; I'd love to find more sites! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:38 AM Flag
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whatkatewore.com; dailymail.co.uk/femail...Those are just two that I always check out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:30 AM Flag
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Crazydaysandnights.net, Dlisted, daily mail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:32 AM Flag
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reddit, gawker, the guardian, nyt, tmz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Another Easter tomorrow with just my mother and sibling. I find the holidays unbearable since my dad passed. This will be the second Easter without him. Anyone elses entire family dynamic change after losing a parent? My mother is depressed, sibling not much help... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:27 AM Flag
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Yes and no. My parents are both still with us, but we lost my older sister 3 years ago and things haven't been the same since. I'm so sorry - losing someone is so hard, especially around holidays. Can you talk to your mom or sibling about your dad? I'm so sorry you're going through this, but it will get better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:41 AM Flag
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op here... wow, your older sister. I am so sorry for your loss. That definately has to be rough. Losing my dad was expected and I have my dh and dc to distract me, so fortunately I am not just dealing with my sibling and mom. My bro has aspergers, so not realistic to think he can be supportive. Ticks me off is more like it, but I try to remember he doesn't mean to, it's the aspergers, but he can be grating. My mother has always been a depressed personality and has detached herself and there is no changing her. I am honestly thinking of starting some new, "get out of town" holidays with my dh and dcs that don't include them. Would this be evil? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:51 AM Flag
[ - ] I don't like my mil. (she hasn't been very kind to me- petty, etc...) I NEVER tell my dc I don't like her. I want them to enjoy having a grandma (even if she is not very involved in their lives) and not feel conflicted because of my feelings. Will it be ok to come clean with them about this in the future when they are adults? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:21 AM Flag
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You most likely won't care then - she may have even passed away at that point - but if it's still important to you then, of course you can tell your adult children. Or maybe not - by the time they're old enough, they will probably have noticed themselves. Just make sure not to say that she didn't love them or anything. I think it's wonderful that you're making such an effort to protect them from the truth now. Just keep doing what you're doing for now - good job! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I can't have children, but my unborn child isn't missing anything in this shit world. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:16 AM Flag
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Don't be bitter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:19 AM Flag
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I hear you. Had some real misgivings about having bio children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:24 AM Flag
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That's a topic I'm dealing with. As far as I know, I am able to conceive, but I'm not sure that I want to bring another person into this world. I often think about adopting; they're already here, just need someone to take care of them. Do you consider that as an option? Obviously, there is no right or wrong answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:30 AM Flag
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2nd OR: I wanted to adopt also but dh wanted bio. So we had 2. Even with the second one, I really had misgivings but it was a girl and she was so sweet (started smiling at 2 weeks) and happy and clever and quirky even before her first birthday (plus I had full-time help, lol) that I actually wanted third! Alas, we waited a bit too long and it didn't happen. So you never know. But I still feel guilty sometimes even though we can assure them financial security and thus shield them from a lot of the really bad things of the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:33 AM Flag
[ - ] I miss this poster: http://www.urbanbaby.com/topics/55224244 . She was a hoot. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:11 AM Flag
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i had great fun with lasagna mom, back at the very beginning. oh i miss her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:18 AM Flag
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I miss celeb nanny/assistant. I don't know if she was fake, but I don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Simon and Lauren are pigs. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:11 AM Flag
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Who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:20 AM Flag
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Again with this? Go to sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Ok, so at this late time, the NYC moms are asleep, the spammers are off (it's Sat). Who is here? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:11 AM Flag
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W Coast moms. Hawaii moms?!?!?!? Aussies and Kiwis? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:11 AM Flag
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Insomniac mom here (NYC) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:28 AM Flag
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wow it's late for you. ambien? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:12 AM Flag
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You know, I have never taken prescrip meds, but I am sure I am a prime candidate especially for Insomnia & anxiety. I think it is perimenopause keeping me up. Also, we don't get much sun in NYC. I always sleep better with more daylight exposure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:33 AM Flag
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Meditation before bedtime has helped me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:27 AM Flag
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Medication before bedtime for me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:34 AM Flag
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SF mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:30 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:14 AM Flag
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Texas mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:31 AM Flag
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OC mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:34 AM Flag
[ - ] DD is complaining that tt ss school does not give homework on a jewish holiday, but does on a christian holiday. My dd goes to church - she feels its unfair. I told her life isn't fair…… curious what you think 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:10 AM Flag
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Sounds like an unfairness problem I'd love to have had. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:12 AM Flag
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I would have been happy with any holiday with no homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Board is dead hello 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:08 AM Flag
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Yeah. Where is everyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:09 AM Flag
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Yeah. Where is everyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:09 AM Flag
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I think the capture the flag post hijacked whomever was left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:23 AM Flag
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hi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:17 AM Flag
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It's late. Maybe only the West Coast people are on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:02 AM Flag
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sfo here, hello [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:19 AM Flag
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Hey I'm in SF too. Trying to decide what to watch on Hulu. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:07 AM Flag
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hi sf mom! sorta late to begin a show. do you feel like it's slooooow in sf this weekend? (everyone away for trips, etc) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:09 AM Flag
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Yeah, apparently it's spring break for some schools. That's okay, more room in Dolores Park for the rest of us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:11 AM Flag
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you, the gays, and priscilla (i love em all) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Is anyone here bored and wants to play a fun online game with me? It's like capture the flag. You're a ball that rolls around the screen- you control the ball with your arrow keys. Go get the opposite colored flag and bring it back to your base. Don't let the other colored balls touch you or you will pop. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:45 AM Flag
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I'm in the Fremont, CA server and my ball is named "Beandip" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:46 AM Flag
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See you on there, ladies :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:46 AM Flag
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I like "sonofabitch" and "ciaochinese" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:11 AM Flag
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Oh and if someone from the other team gets your flag, chase them down and pop them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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Sorry, I need another late night, online time-killer/addiction like I need a hole in the head. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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Haha... it's fun :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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:):) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Last week I was standing on a corner that is on a downward slope. A 13yo barreled down on a scooter so fast and stopped about a foot away from me. It was startling. I gave her a question-look and shook my head. Kept walking. Crossed the street and had three blocks to walk. All of a sudden I started hearing this woman behind me repeating the same thing over and over, 'Stupid white bitch. Don't shake yo head at her! She aint done nothing wrong. You think you can shake yo head at her. If you was in my hood we woulda beat yo skinny ass up. Beat yo fat head up" It went on and on and she was really close. I didn't know what to do. I did nothing unkind to her dd, but I CLEARLY crossed a line in her mind. WWYD? I exited into a store and she continued to shout at me as I went in. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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Was her kid's name Dasani? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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Aw dasani seems sweet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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Stay away from crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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This. I was on the subway once and one mom started accusing another rider of having bumped her dd w/o saying, "excuse me." Then she bashed her over the head with a glass bottle! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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^(as the rest of us retreated silently and en masse) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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Op stop pitying yourself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:37 AM Flag
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OP: but once "crazy" starts, what do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:54 AM Flag
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Ignore.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:38 AM Flag
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Slink away. You have more to lose than she does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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Op why are yo making this a big deal , just move on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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I guess when you see the videos of the knock out game repeatedly you think 'hey, it could happen to me" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:01 AM Flag
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I forgot about those :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:02 AM Flag
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Oh please. It didn't happen, move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:10 AM Flag
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Wtf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:12 AM Flag
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You get even crazier. Start spinning in circles and shout, "Wonder Twin powers, ACTIVATE!" Then, begin doing karate moves and yell random things about Obamacare and Enron. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:53 AM Flag
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When this happens to me, I think "She has bigger problems in her life than I do. Just move on." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:12 AM Flag
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How often does this happen to you? You should stay away from that corner! -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:20 AM Flag
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OR: I am not OP but I always seem to get yelled at by random people. Most of them are probably mentally ill. Anyway, it's their problem not mine so I just ignore them. Safest thing to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:06 AM Flag
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It was a joke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:10 AM Flag
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An encounter like this then another lesser one really convinced me that it was time to move to the burbs. And I'm glad I did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:17 AM Flag
[ - ] Was walking into the store today and this white woman walking out of the exit side stared at me as I walked to the entrance and looked at her teen daughter protectively and said "baby did you get everything you wanted?", protectively covering her daughter on the shoulder while continui to stare at me until I walked inside. I'm a 22 year old Asian female, I was dressed normally, but I felt like a criminal the way she acted. It was really uncomfortable. I couldn't stop going over in my head if I did someing wrong or rude, just thought I'd share. Are asian women the new black man or something ? Please enlighten me 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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you are paranoid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:38 AM Flag
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+1,000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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yeah. there is no reason to think this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:23 AM Flag
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this, or she was a weirdo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:23 AM Flag
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Where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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I live outside of nyc, it was a grocery store [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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Where? Maybe her husband left her for an Asian chick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:34 AM Flag
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Maybe she was kidnapping the girl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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Yeah no, if you're a normal-looking Asian girl then this definitely doesn't mean you. Signed, white person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:45 AM Flag
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^^ That said, if you have visible tattoos or something ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:46 AM Flag
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Lol nope, guess she just never saw an asian before or something [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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When I lived in Asia about 15 years ago, I encountered Asians who hadn't seen many white folks before... and the reaction was still less extreme than you described. Honestly I think there was something else, totally collateral, going on between those two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:56 AM Flag
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You're probably right, thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:00 AM Flag
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Just forget it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:55 AM Flag
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Maybe her daughter was retarded. It's not always about you, boo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:08 AM Flag
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Not about you. She may have been waiting for the girl and was annoyed, but changed her tone when she saw you...something along those lines.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:08 AM Flag
[ - ] With a $1mm budget (best if closer to $750k), what are the best areas to look for a weekend home less than 2.5 hr drive from Manhattan? On weekends, we like to swim, ride bikes, relax, read, be close to nature, play tennis, have casual dinner at home with friends, skate/play hockey and ski in winter and go to the beach in the summer. We have an active kid and an active dog. Want to stay away from areas that tend to have more guns or drugs. Thx. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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North Fork [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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+1. We are going in to our fourth summer in the north fork (rent for 2 months) and love it. We will probably buy something out there at some point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:40 AM Flag
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How are the beaches in the north fork compared to south fork? We love the beach in montauk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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which town do you like in the north fork? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:51 AM Flag
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Whiteface/Lake Placid- no brainer. You'll have the lake in the summer and skiing in the winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:40 AM Flag
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love lake placid but it is 5 hours drive away! Can't commute from manhattan every weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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Yeah same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:45 AM Flag
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the two richest people I know (both worth well over 100mm own a lot of guns. GL with that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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^euphemism for "we don't want to live near black people" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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OP here: I don't care to live near the richest people. Just want peace of mind when we enjoy our weekend place. We have never lived anywhere where gun ownership is common and don't intend to start now. Also mentioned drugs because friends with weekend place upstate mentioned there has been a meth problem and we don't want to deal with that. thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:29 AM Flag
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op, guns and drugs are everywhere. you can't hide from it. I think you're saying you don't want to live near a "bad" part of town. However- even if you live on park ave, spanish harlem is only a dozen or so blocks away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:00 AM Flag
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I hear what you're saying. And I won't have problem with living a dozen blocks from spanish harlem. What I'm trying to say is I will have an active, nature loving boy and a very hyper dog running wild, I won't want to live near any neighbors who have their riffle at arm's reach at all hours ready to shoot down any sign of a 6 year old intruder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:05 AM Flag
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got it. you don't want to live near hunters. where I grew up, my mom would scream out the back door. COME INSIDE the moment she saw an orange vest in the woods that bordered our property. She would freak out……we laughed at the time. God kids are so dumb : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:52 AM Flag
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I'm sure I'd be exactly like your mom and my son would laugh just as you did:-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:23 AM Flag
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Off base. She means living near a lot of people into "hunting culture." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:47 AM Flag
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What are you talking about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:41 AM Flag
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What does this have to do with what OP asked? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:49 AM Flag
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how about the Catskills? Kind of near skiing, right? is it near any good lake beaches? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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Woodstock, NY or some other place near enough to Hunter Mountain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:02 AM Flag
[ - ] What are the things you enjoy but would never mention in conversations (excluding sex related topics)? 51 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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Weed. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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intermittent fasting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:31 AM Flag
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Do you do this as a diet? Or for what reason? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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google it. it's a science to eating and maintaining weight long term [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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Do you also do the Paleo Diet the rest of the time? A few of my friends who are paleo also do IF. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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no I can't maintain paleo. [ Reply | More ]
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christian music [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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Ew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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that's not nice : ( certain songs really lift me up when I am down…and I don't have an easy life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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What's your favorite song? I love this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxqe77-Am3w [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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this is a sweet one…. this is a good one to walk around the city to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yubLGTOcm8c [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:53 AM Flag
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And all the world will sign your great name... [ Reply | More ]
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picking scabs [ Reply | More ]
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+1 ugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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On my head. [ Reply | More ]
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OCD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:52 AM Flag
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Yep :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:41 AM Flag
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farting under the sheets [ Reply | More ]
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Picking my nose and eating it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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That's disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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I've heard it's actually good for your health- acquired immunity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:43 AM Flag
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Oh please. It's a disgusting habit that should have been kicked by age 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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If she enjoys it - why not? She is not hurting anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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This. Gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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Cheez-its with chocolate chips. It sounds disgusting but it is a GREAT combo. I make a cheez-it "sandwich" with a chocolate chip in the middle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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the music of the cranberries. and John Mayer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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Love th cranberries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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I like John Mayer's music. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, but he's such a sleaze. I love his music but I can't get behind his personality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:43 AM Flag
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Dancing around my living room with my cat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
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You too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:38 AM Flag
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Sometimes I hold her up extended in my arms like Simba from the opening scene of the Lion King. [ Reply | More ]
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Poor kitty. [ Reply | More ]
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It is bonding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:51 AM Flag
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^^np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:51 AM Flag
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With a cat? Crazy cat lady, indeed. [ Reply | More ]
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Is the cat a good dance partner? Who leads? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:03 AM Flag
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UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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Dont't we all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:50 AM Flag
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Reading poetry (sounds so pretentious) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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Taking chess lessons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:41 AM Flag
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That is awesome! Where do you take them? I would love to do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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Private teacher. Very handsome to boot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Nice :) How did you find him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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Also, what is the rate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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met at dc chess tournament. $70 an hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:53 AM Flag
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^hired him because he was so cute, then got into chess. both things are embarrassing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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Ha... rock on :) Cheers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:40 AM Flag
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Scratching dandruff and picking it out of my nails [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:38 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm about to marry a great guy; we're early 30's, do okay money-wise, live in the city and don't have any major issues. However, my mom (who I'm extremely close to as an only child and a product of divorce) lives in a different state (that I'm from originally) and is having a really hard time. She gets SSDI for Depression and now is in a legal dispute with her family regarding where she will live. She really has no money (due to her depression; she used to be quite successful). I've been staying with her in the state she lives in (in a motel room that her family's estate is paying for, for the time being) and I think I've been pretty helpful to her regarding hearings and getting her a new lawyer (because I'm not depressed) and now applying for Section 8 or other public housing on her behalf. I totally understand that my fiance misses me and it sucks that I'm not sure how long she'll need my help, but I can't just leave her alone and I know I won't be away from home for more than another month or so. Am I really wrong? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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Wrong about what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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op: sorry, wrong about staying down here with her until I can help her get this sorted out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:29 AM Flag
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If he's the right guy and he's committed to you, he will do what he can to support you and help your mom. But it sounds like too much for you to handle on your own - is there no one else who can pitch in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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op: unfortunately, no. Not that my mother is totally incapable, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:29 AM Flag
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op: but i am in therapy when i'm home :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:53 AM Flag
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Can he fly down and visit you some weekends, can you visit him? You do need to see each other, you do need to reassure him that this is temporary but the truth is that it sounds like your mom will be an ongoing responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:40 AM Flag
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^You are a good dd by the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:40 AM Flag
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op: thank you so very much; I had/have a wonderful mother! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:12 AM Flag
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op: very true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it all but guaranteed that a child who scores 99 on G&T test will get a spot in 166 G&T if the child is also zoned for 166? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.20.14, 04:13 AM Flag
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No, it is not guaranteed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Depends on how many other 99s there are in zone 166. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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no, zone is irrelevant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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This. Since not all schools have a G&T program, zoned is irrelevant. You get district preference, along with all the other kids in the district (whether they are zoned for a particular school or not). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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There were 120 99s in D3 this year. Last year 26/50 G&T spots went to siblings. So you have 120 kids eligible for about 24-28 spots. Some are citywide are bust, some are zoned for 199, 87, 9 and won't got to 166, some are private-bound. That's the model. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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How do you know there are 120 99s in D3 this year? I'd like to get the number for D2. Thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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You have a very good chance of 166 G&T. DOE over-offers knowing many will turn it down. If 40 of the 120 99s in D3 are citywide or bust or have already taken private spots, the majority of the rest will get an offer to 166. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Hell. No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Walking around NYC today, having moved out 8 yrs ago, and lived in NYC through 80's-early 00's - am mortified what a posh mall it has become. So sad - wtf happened? Feels like the best of NY has disappeared. 49 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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It was like this 8 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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op-i am truly sad - sad it is over and sad that so many will never know how special it use to be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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Seriously get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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I grew up in the city, went to public school from the late 60s through the 70s. Most people moved out after their kids hit school age. I think it's nice more are sticking around. The good old days were really not that great...okay I do miss cbgb's... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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And wetlands, tramps, Roseland, the knit, tower records, the bank, brownies... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Whoa, are we talking Alphabet City Brownies, after hours, password etc? That said the things kids do does not change just the locations so just bc you can't see it in the spots you used to to see it just means it has moved to a new location. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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I guess. It was on 9 or 10th and a. I saw a million bands there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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Oh the wetlands! My earliest concerts were all there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:25 AM Flag
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Bloomberg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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People have been complaining about how awful change is since the beginning of time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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Yes, it is so sad that the crime rate is down, kids can walk to school, and people no longer get mugged T gunpoint on the UWS as my aunt did in the 1980s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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Kids walk to school? Surely you jest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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Of course they do! And their parents walk behind them with the stroller in case they get tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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Is walk to school code for dropped off in the escalade by a driver? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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My dc walks to and from school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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We walked to school in the 80's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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In HS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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In 4th grade and up. Everyone did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Where did you live in nyc then? That makes a big difference... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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14th and 1st. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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Stuy Town? Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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Ps 40? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Did you have Ms. Marks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Aw, that's cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:21 AM Flag
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Of course you walked you lived in stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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Do kids still walk by themselves? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:06 AM Flag
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Yes, take the bus and subway too... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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In 4th grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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Yes... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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I find this hard to believe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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People post all the time in this board about is my 11 or 12 year old is old enough to walk to school alone, that is older than 4th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:29 AM Flag
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They don't need permission in middle school...they just go... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:15 AM Flag
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In 4th grade they can get permission from their parents to self release... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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You heard me... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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What is self release? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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You don't need a parent to pick you up when school is over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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That's a sin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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Self-release. It's in the Bible. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Sorry I haven't read the bible, atheist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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I would submit that kids everywhere, including NYC, are way less likely to walk to school than they did in the '80's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Everyone I know in the burbs drives their kid to school or they take the bus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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people comment this on every real estate article in the times. while it has certainly changed, I find the moaning so overdone. If the culture of all of the artists priced out is so wonderful, then it will be created elsewhere. at the end of the day, nyc is a ridiculously small place to have a major city (esp. just manhattan), and I would like to see the creatives rise in some mid-sized cities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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Detroit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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AUSTIN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:41 AM Flag
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Austin is over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Let the annual argument about whether to hide the fucking Easter baskets begin. No, DH, you hide the eggs, not the basket. Why is he fixated on this!? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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What was he raised by bunnies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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His family hid the baskets. Who does that??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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My idiot husband's family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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SIL?!? :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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Ha ha. You never know ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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My parents hid the baskets and left clues for us to follow. I'm phoning it in this year, leaving clues is too much work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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+1. My parents' clues actually rhymed and everything! That's one tradition that ends with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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Where are you from? DH is from Philly and I think it's a Philly thing... NYers don't do this. And where am I hiding baskets in a 2 br apartment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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I grew up in NYC but my parents were from the Midwest. There were clues for each egg, and the last egg was with the basket. All done inside the apartment. It was fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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We had to find the basket first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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I would need a lot more energy to do this... Not to mention, if we hid baskets on the floor somewhere kids would also wake up to a very sick cocker spaniel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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My family hid the baskets growing up, too! More to hunt for :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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+1 my family, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Hide his keys and his wallet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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Ha! I'll leave him clues to find them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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He's now sulking and keeps walking through my jelly bean trail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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aw, let him hide the baskets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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My parents never hid eggs at our house. I've never heard of this. We woke up in the morning and the Easter Bunny had left baskets for us w/candy and toys. Then, later, we'd have an Easter egg hunt with family/neighborhood kids/church kids. So, you're both wrong ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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Why do you care? Just let him hide the baskets if he wants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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I do a whole set up w bunny poppers, sugared eggs and a jelly bean trail from their room. I always woke up to a pretty table set w candy and baskets and chocolate bunnies... I like to do the same. And.. 1) there is no where to hide the baskets; and 2) dog will eat chocolate in the baskets if their on the floor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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^^ They're [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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I manage all the holiday stuff and we both like it that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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Oh, well... I buy all the stuff and deal with organizing, etc., but DH likes to give me last minute pointers on how to improve. Goes over well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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Why won't you let him hide the baskets? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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