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[ - ] I have zero respect for Hillary supporters! Sheeple! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:23 PM Flag
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Because the ship of freaks across the aisle are so appealing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll for a girl: Agnes, Amelia, Tess 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Agnes [ Reply | More ]
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Tess [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] This is going to be unpopular, but I have zero respect for women who stay with cheating DHs, especially if they have reasonable financial means to leave. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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You're charming, you know that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:23 PM Flag
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My guess is they're not super worried about your opinion, but we'll let them know. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Why are old people so ignorant about what the world is like now yet act like they know-it-all and brag about their past? This includes my mother, my in-laws, my elderly co-workers, etc. They are all eager to provide advice that are completely irrelevant in the modern world. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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You sound lovely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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you realize your turn is coming, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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how old are you? [ Reply | More ]
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Ita. How much did college cost when they were young? Everyone e could afford a SAHM! They have no clue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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What kind of advice do these old geezers offer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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I hope they're not giving advice on child-rearing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I would never admit this IRL, but with all of the bought and paid for worthless politicians out there, I am beginning to see the appeal of Trump... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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I agree there is something to be said for having politicians that don't have to rely on reelection for their livelihood, but the counter-argument is that the independently wealthy take care of their own first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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Everyone takes care of their own first. Those who are not independent lyrics wealthy have to answer to donors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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he is calculated in a non-calculated, Turrets kind of way. it's refreshing even though i disagree on some of the stuff he is all about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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my aunt bubbie also runs at the mouth somewhat incoherently and rants at strangers. can she run? [ Reply | More ]
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I do agree that he exposes how much money and lobbying have affected politics but he is "out there" with his presentation, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] it is legal to buy over the internet furniture replicas (with attribution) for my own use? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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You mean like Knoll knock offs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I'd like to go to an outdoor water park this weekend with kids, but I cannot seem to find any parks where I can get to by public transportation. I do not have a car to drive. Do you know of any in NY / NJ area? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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watching this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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Just talked to someone this morning who went to Sahara Sam's this past weekend. It's outside of Philly in New Jersey. Here's the website with public transportation options: http://saharasams.com/contact-us/directions-to-sahara-sams/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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^^ there is also Camelback Beach in New Jersey. DD went there a few weeks ago with her camp and she said it was great. I'm not sure about public transport but you can check out their website too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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You can get to Splish Splash from LIRR to Ronkonkoma and then take a cab from there. Very close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] I am a single mom in Brooklyn Heights. Just paid my nanny for 2 weeks vacation - 40 hours, $15, $1200. Then had to hire a part-time nanny to cover while she is away - another $400. This is insane, right? $1000 in childcare for one 9 month old baby, for one week. I am even close to being wealthy. 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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yes, it is insane. access to affordable and safe child care in the US is atrocious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:05 PM Flag
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I feel the same way, I love our nanny but I just can't afford her, so many paid days off for her that I then need to cover. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:05 PM Flag
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Except you paid it for 3 weeks, not 1 week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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I feel your pain. F/T wohm for 12 years now. Finally, we are paying much less for childcare. You will eventually get there, and then you won't feel so financially pinched all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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NP. As a side note: most day area in NY charge about $2500 per month for FT care. The same care in Miami costs $800 per month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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Another single mom here. The kicker is when I have to go away for a business trip and pay for 24-hour care. So expensive! I eventually moved into the same apartment building as some friends and now we just watch each other's kids when people have to travel for work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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no chance of that in new york. there is nowhere to move - real estate is at all time low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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I rent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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I feel for you. That's why I choose daycare. I don't have to pay for someone's vacation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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OP here - thus far this year, I paid her for 3 weeks away - 2 vacation, one family emergency. Then about another 6 days in holidays. I just need to do what everyone else does - hire a Russian nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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Well, that's a messed up thing to say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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+1 no sympathy for you anymore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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my nanny has had 4 paid weeks off to date so far. she takes care of one care free baby and makes $3K a month NET. she has a house worth $700K without a mortgage that she lives in with her husband, and 2 working kids. I pay 1/3 of my salary to her, another 1/3 to rent and dip into savings to cover the rest. I wake up at night terrified on a nightly basis. Why am I fronting someone else's retirement? So yes, I am going to hire an off the boat Russian nanny for $10 an hour, and work towards a future for me and my child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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Again, no sympathy for you. It was the 'off the boat Russian' comment that did you in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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Does your employer offer back up child care? Look into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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how would that change the scenario? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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$10 an hour, no paid time off of any kind. she would stay in this country 3-4 years, make enough to build a house back home, and go back. everyone wins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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how will a russian nanny help things? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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Make her take vacations when you are yourself off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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Why would a Russian nanny change this situation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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You should switch to daycare when your child turns 1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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We have a Filipino nanny who asks for a pay rise every month, ridiculous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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can you arrange for your vacation times to match up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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that's why I am only paying for one week replacement - going away next week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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this - that's what we try to do. I just took off when the nanny wanted vacation time, mine only got two weeks off for vacation - one week of my choosing and one week for her to chose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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Not really. People in NYC don't really appreciate how great it is to have access to nanny coverage. Elsewhere in the developed world, and presumably in the US, it would be amazing to pay $600 to have someone at your children's beck and call and to do housework for you, prep your child for bed and give them dinner. Its not a bad deal. Working moms in lots of other countries have to get the kids up at 6am, out the door by 6.30am to be dropped at daycare, then collected at 6.30pm, home at 7pm when the mom then has to start cooking dinner, getting the children ready for bed etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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and all that is regularly at a cost of $100 per day per child. Parents of two kids would kill for in-home care for $600 a week.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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The point is that childcare is expensive here. And in some countries, the childcare where the working mom drops off her kid is wholly or partially subsidized by the government. Families in the U.S. get no help whatsoever with child care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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When you have two children, nanny costs here make childcare cheap in comparison to daycare costs in many places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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"Childcare fees are now so high that average mum in Sydney returning to full-time work can expect to lose about two-thirds of her take home pay" [ Reply | More ]
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really? which countries? I'll give you Switzerland where childcare is $25-30 + you MUST fund their retirement and pay on the books (or the police literally shows up). But where else can someone without a high school diploma make $3K a month net? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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You need to sync your vacations with your nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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I like the deal with aupairs, they get one week at family's choice of time, one of their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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I would get one, but you need an empty room to provide [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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I hear you, which is why we let our nanny go, now only have a college student. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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Well, what's the difference? The pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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I'm not sure what makes it insane. It's a short time you'll need a full-time nanny. Its an investment in your child. I worked at a daycare/preschool and they were terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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Find a good daycare/preschool that offers financial aid and apply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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It's just NYC. That's the cost. Are you a single mom by choice? If yes, you must have worked out these costs prior to getting pregnant, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Ugh. Expensive day. 4 new tires. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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What happened? Lots of miles? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Ugh. Expensive day. 4 new tires. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone send their DC to yorkville tennis or dutton east for group classes? It's for a 5yo. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:01 PM Flag
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Yes a few times. Very, very, reasonably priced. They get some basic instruction but don't expect them to come out of there playing like a pro. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] i stand alone in my stupidity 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Minor annoyance. My arrogant MIL laughs that my 3yr old is "spoiled" because he has a nanny and goes to a few little kid classes. It is such bullshit because she spoiled her sons so badly that my DH had never made his bed, cleaned his closet, cooked, cleaned or did laundry until college. He has a nanny because we work long hours and she was a SAHM. The nanny makes his life seem a bit spoiled compared to the way I grew up getting dragged around for errands and cleaning all day but my DH was so spoiled he almost did not get married and his brother never did. I already teach my 3 yr old to wipe up spills and use the vacuum, swifter, put away toys even though it takes more time than doing it myself. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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Was your mother a SAHM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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op: Yes. Mostly I remember getting dragged around on boring errands and cleaning and working in the yard. I was not spoiled but my MIL did a number on her sons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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Sounds like your MIL is rude ON TOP OF you having a chip on your shoulder re: WOH vs. SAH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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op: She is really rude and actually claims that she had 2 jobs. Home and WOH. There was very little WOH and it was menial part-time labor obviously as she would need a babysitter or a nanny if she had a "real" job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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Yeah, she's always gonna suck. Smile, nod, change subject...drink more wine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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op: Yeah. She also harasses me that living in the city is bad for our child. Meanwhile either DH or I work late every day of the week. 2 days for me and 3 days for him (we split the week.) And also to have more children which we cannot afford and she does not help with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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Sounds like she's teasing--maybe it's affectionate. She probably brags to her friends what a "spoiled" kid he is, but it gives her bragging rights. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] So tired of the bauble necklace / statement necklace look everywhere. Where can I buy moderately priced, modern, understated jewelry? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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second hand shops. seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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hmm, good idea. which nyc ones do you recommend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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I got a beautiful ropy sterling one for $150 at Michael's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 30 and I think that my career is over. I have engineering and MBA degree from a different country. It makes me sad. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What happened? Which country? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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I left my job 4 years ago to join my husband in U.S. My brother started a tech company around that time. I was working for him. I was doing basically lots of stuff- marketing, selling and even tech support. After 4 years, company outsource many jobs in my native country. I was working until last year. I took an year off after the birth of my daughter. I think I can't find job outside because I was not focused on one area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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^^ I can ask my brother to take me back. He will do it but there is really no need for extra person. Also I am not learning much there now. [ Reply | More ]
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Work there pt. Aleays easier to find a job when you have one. You will find something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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Gondwanaland :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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go solo. entrepreneurship awaits. don't let other people decide for you what your life is supposed to look like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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Dont' give up, of course you will find something. be patient. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:55 PM Flag
[ - ] If I want to refinance my home, do I have to go with my same lender? If I go with a different lender, do I call my original lender and tell them we're out? Will they try to negotiate with me? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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No, you don't have to stick with the same lender. Your current lender will be notified when their loan is paid-off, so no negotiations. [ Reply | More ]
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We just refinanced, conveniently through the same bank, but it was the easiest thing ever. They had a special, no appraisal and no credit check. And we ended up with $500 closing and 2 months no mortgage payment. Saving over $300/mo now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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I did it with same lender. They waive certain fees. They still do credit checks and all that, but it's easier. You don't have to fill out tons of forms all over again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:05 PM Flag
[ - ] My fiancé doesn't want to invite his parents to our wedding. Bad history, long story, reasons are valid.We are having a small civil ceremony, city hall 20 people max. He feels he can't invite any family, particularly a sister he loves if he skips his parents, because they obviously will be offended. I don't want a wedding with just my family. I'm not sure what to do exactly....thoughts? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Support your husband. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Be on his side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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invite the parents and the sister. done and done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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It's weird that he doesn't care to invite them but worries that they'll be offended?? They're going to be offended either way. If his reasons are valid, then they don't deserve an invitation. Period. [ Reply | More ]
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If they are still in contact with each other, invite them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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Do what your future DH wants with his family. He is saving you from a whole bag of worms and drama and count yourself lucky. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree support your ffuture dh but i would be wary of marrying someone without strong family ties. [ Reply | More ]
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Some families just suck. [ Reply | More ]
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It's going to get worse when you have kids, so be cautious about what you're getting yourself into [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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I hate my parents and family too but I'd still let them come to my wedding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:22 PM Flag
[ - ] We had to wear costumes to work for team building-wear your favorite cartoon character-our group all dressed up as Scooby Doo-I'm Scooby (son had the costume)....some wing nut is walking around in a Wonder Woman costume. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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hmmmm. You, a grown woman, are dressed as a Great Dane cartoon character. However, the person dresses as Wonder Woman is a wing nut? [ Reply | More ]
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who goes to work wearing a wonder woman costume??? "look at me I'm wonder woman".....we dressed up as a team..... [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
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Bikini at the workplace seems badly thought out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:43 PM Flag
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Unless she is hot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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she's not but thinks she is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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I am sorry for your job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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LOL, this. [ Reply | More ]
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Wait, you wrote this while dressed as scooby doo and are making fun of Wonder Woman? Where the hell do you work? [ Reply | More ]
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yes....I work in publishing and it's been a week of team building and I went to a cross functional meeting with senior management dressed as scooby doo too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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But Wonder Woman is crazy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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I hope you're not in NY. I'd be wearing shorts and a Scooby-Doo tank top. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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ha! I am in Boston but indoors but I am a tad toasty [ Reply | More ]
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it's been a week of stuff-for team building-you were supposed to come up with a theme as a team....one group did teenage mutant ninja turtles, one group did spongebob and patrick....this woman is not wearing what the rest of her team did....they were all sports people....and yes wearing this outfit at work is a tad inappropriate. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Omg this [ Reply | More ]
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My son has a full Ted costume. It's actually kind of hilarious. But I would not want to wear it in this weather. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Is it Caitlyn? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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What kind of job do you have? Why don't you guys focus on work? [ Reply | More ]
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Finishing a work project might be more productive for team building. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, but I bet she is busy working while you are here on ub bitching about her costume and being a slacker. [ Reply | More ]
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you sound jealous. Wonder Woman rocks in any circumstance requiring a costume! [ Reply | More ]
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^^and if she's not hot, that rocks even more! [ Reply | More ]
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What I don't understand is why you are pissed at her and not your employer for making you dress like a dog. [ Reply | More ]
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I just spit my water!! [ Reply | More ]
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hahaha, this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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How is this team building? [ Reply | More ]
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Are you guys in preK? Who does this crap? [ Reply | More ]
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"Team building" is such a b/s phrase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:24 PM Flag
[ - ] How is it possible that an adult has learned (and remembers) the capitals of each country in the world but has never heard of an inland (epicontinental) sea and thinks they are just big lakes? What emphasis was paid in HS geography class? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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they didn't teach the concept of inland or epicontinental seas. I grew up thinking huge inland bodies of water like the Caspian were geologically no different than smaller lakes and terminology was simply a wording choice. [ Reply | More ]
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It's mind blowing that a geography teacher would forget to point that out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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OR- I love geography too but the reality is it's taught extremely simplistically in US schools- really just first-level map reading- nothing about geology, importance of natural resources, transport [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I actually don't love geography that much, but we spent an entire semester learning the geology of my country. That was the worst semester for geography in my entire MS and HS years. On the exam no one got a better grade than a C, about half the grade got a D, the rest an F. We hated it. [ Reply | More ]
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Completely possible. I have never heard the term epicontinental sea and I am uber-educated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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I suck at geography. I don't think it makes me stupid, I am just bad in that category in trivia crack. It's just an area of knowledge like any other. Somehow I've still managed to survive from year to year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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Quick. When did prince Phillip and Elizabeth marry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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I want to say 1952 but that may have been when she was crowned [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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So you're dumb in more than one area. [ Reply | More ]
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Am I? ok. I don't remember that being on the SATs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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What is epicontinental? [ Reply | More ]
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What an incredibly specific pet peeve you have. Oh my. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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I just learned something new. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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I have never heard of it. I find you incredibly irritating and even an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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I was in a room full of highly educated people recently and got blank stares when I mentioned punnett squares. It happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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eh, I'm sure they've seen them and know what they are, even if they didn't know the name per se. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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Unless these people are highly educated in biology, there is no reason for anyone to have heard of Punnett squares before. -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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I'm not educated in biology, but I know the concept of punnett squares, even though I didn't know (until now) that that's what they're called. That's why I said they may be familiar with the concept, even if not the name. OR sounds arrogant, tbh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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Or here. I assumed this was common knowledge based on my sixth grade science class, the same as the op, but I did not judge, I said it happens. I also learned that it is not common knowledge, and now I know something new. That does not feel arrogant to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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Seriously? I'm an English major from a school you would mock and I'm going back to sixth grade here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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Do you know every single thing about every single thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:51 PM Flag
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How is this even relevant in everyday living? It's language. Doesn't matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 04:54 PM Flag
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It came up during a conversation with out DC who wants to know everything. We were talking about diving and the difference between oceans and seas and the fact that the Mediterranean is not an ocean. She wanted to know how many oceans there are and what they are named. I told her other seas good for diving - the Red Sea, mentioned the Dead Sea (she found it fascinating) and some other places. This is how it came up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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Is this your husband you're calling dumb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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My son was a state Nat'l geo finalist. He still knows all this stuff and wants a career in the international realm. It's serving him well in his current job writing about foreign economics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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We did not learn that either. I learned it from Discovery channel or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:02 PM Flag
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How is it possible that an adult has learned the capitals of each country in the world?? There are, like, gazillions of countries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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He learned that in school, not as an adult. And there are less than 200 countries in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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Well, there's Africa and the Iraq and the Asian countries... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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*fewer* not less [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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