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[ - ] Who is the American royal family? Kennedy's? Bush's? Just doesn't seem the same as having Liz. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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liz, the house of windsor? kennedys too skanky. bushes too stupid. but then the windsors are kind of dense. maybe the bushes get an edge. the one i like the best is the clinton family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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it used to be the jacksons then michael died [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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None. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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We don't have a royal family, Hon, but we do have a POTUS and FLOTUS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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kardashians [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a flip phone that won't hold a charge. Anyone have experience with this? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Yea. I threw it out and got a new phone b/c it's not 2004 anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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did you think that up all by yourself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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Radio shack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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You probably just need a new battery. Stop by a Radio Shack or go to iFixit online for do-it-yourself instructions: https://www.ifixit.com/?gclid=CLCjzd691cICFWRp7Aod2hoANA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Mid 30's new to online dating. Can I assume that guys who only text while knowing I prefer phone calls or emails are not serious? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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I feel like hearing from my single friend's stories, that everyone texts first. Kind of get a feel, then call if they're more interested/wants to invest more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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Thanks. I agree with this. I'm turning down 3rd dates because I dont think it's going anywhere when we're only talking on the site and texting logistics and chitchat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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yeah, at our age unless you just want to play around, don't waste each other's time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Got a XMas card of a fetus with a Santa hat today! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Are all of you UB millionaires "living off of interest"? Is there something I missed in finance class? Why keep working? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Like all anonymous boards I think there is a lot of lying/exaggeration on here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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I have 5 million. 3 in the market, 2 in real estate. I work because I need to feel useful, otherwise I would just drink and travel which for me would turn me into a lonely alcoholic. Plus 3 million would be wiped out quick with an illness so the money I earn lets me buy nonessential items without worrying I will eat cat food when I'm 80. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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we live off unearned income -- cap gains, dividends, etc. but we have $100MM+ so that's possible. if we only had $10MM, i'd imagine we'd both work. not sure. we have days when we lose $2MM. we couldn't take that on a $10MM portfolio, but then we wouldn't bet $3MM or more on one asset if we just had $10MM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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inherited or big IPO? Just curious how people accumulate so much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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There are non-monetary benefits to working like keeping your brain sharp, having pride in professional expertise, having personal interaction, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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it all depends on the kind of person you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:41 PM Flag
[ - ] There are grocery stores in Texas called HEB????!!!!! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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What does that mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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It is a slur [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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like jews? if yes, i lived in texas and i never noticed. but then i didn't have hebs around me, i think. but even if i did, it wouldn't have struck me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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I'm fairly certain it is an acronymn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Just made this : http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cauliflower-Pizza-Crust/Detail.aspx. AMAZING, and I don't feel guilty eating it. WIN! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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^^helpful reviews: use the juicer and you don't need to steam. and bake alone for 20 min before putting toppings on and baking again for another 15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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You know you've been doing Paleo too long when you actually convince yourself that a blob of mashed cauliflower resembles pizza in any way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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lol. I'm not paleo. Just fat and trying to be healthier :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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Good for you. I need to do the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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Then dont try to pretend it's pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Redshirt DD with June bday??? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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You know your child better than anyone. I'm not redshirtting my August DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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Not a girl. At least try the first year, you can always try again if it doesn't work out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Enough with the red shirting already! High school seniors will soon be 20 years old if we don't snap out of this trend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Her preschool teacher said she's not mature enough?? What the hell does that mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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It means they need spots in the next grade to awaiting applicants and they are trying to shuffle to make room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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My guess is It means she thinks you want to go private and is telling you what will be on the school report so is suggesting you not ask for one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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She won't give a positive recommendation so it hoping OP will put it in the next years teacher instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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Oof, god no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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Even if her preschool teacher said to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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They are not all knowing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Preschool teacher is asking you if it's OK for her to flunk back into repeating another year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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NO. Do not do it especially for a girl. Red shirting is cheating. Your kid isn't smarter and a better athlete they were technically left back! If they are so smart advance them a grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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Eventually we're going to have 8 year olds in kindergarten. And we'll be hearing about all the "advanced" work the kindergarteners are doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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why, is your child REALLY behind the curve or something? if that's the case, you have bigger worries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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I've heard the girls' schools like older children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I finally got my little old lady cat today from the shelter. Bachelor guy in his 30s was taking home a pit bull who had been in the shelter for 800 days. It was pretty awesome. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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which was the awesome part? hard to find no-kill shelters nowadays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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Just that he waited for that long and was so happy going home; his owner looked happy. Everyone at the shelter wanted their picture taken with him before he left in his dog Santa hat. Just a nice happy ending. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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Nice to hear a happy tale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Congrats! Enjoy your cat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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thank you ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny asked us for a 10k advance to buy a car. Anyone BTDT? How did it work out? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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why doesn't she lease if she doesn't have the money? That way the cost of maintaing the car will be covered. I would be very uncomfortable doing this I must say. It would have to be drawn up with a lawyer etc if I did it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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We've loaned our nanny money when she needed repairs on her home or a family member abroad needed medical care. Worked out fine but only because we weren't fussed about timing of repayment and would have basically written it off if she were having major issues repaying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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We've loaned our nanny money when she needed repairs on her home or a family member abroad needed medical care. Worked out fine but only because we weren't fussed about timing of repayment and would have basically written it off if she were having major issues repaying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:58 PM Flag
[ - ] What is it with people canceling last minute? If the kid has the littlest sniffle, friends/parents cancel. I am constantly rescheduling. So annoying. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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So rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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It's probably motivated by people like the posters on here that complain about mildly sick kids going to school. They are more concerned that you will be upset that you exposed their DC to yours than that the cancelled due to sickness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:15 PM Flag
[ - ] bring on the flames, biddies. i graduated from penn. i would not trade my degree for harvard's if you paid me. go, quakers! having said that, why are you constantly dumping on cornell? that is a very good school. you sound just stupid when you start spouting "lesser ivy." wth talks like that? ditto dartmouth and brown. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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boring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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you see that little arrow on the lower right corner? you can use that or the down arrow to scroll past topics uninteresting to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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No one finds this interesting. It's been posted 10000s of times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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whatever. why the dumping on cornell? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Calm down honey. No one cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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+1 and we don't believe for a minute you wouldn't trade your degree for Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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believe what you'd like. truth is the truth. couldn't pay me. well, you could pay me a LOT of money but it'd be a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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you just sound stupid, period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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yet, not as stupid as you are. touche! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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Everyone I know who went to Cornell is a fucking douche. Not sure how much this adds to the conversation, but there it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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np: what? no way. i knew a doctor who went there undergrad. but she was japanese so maybe not typical. i don't know why but i guess i don't know that many cornell graduates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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OR - Seriously. It may just be a coincidence, but they're all douchey a-hole 20-something men. Hopefully life gets real and takes them down a notch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:42 PM Flag
[ - ] This is probably a bad time as middle of a Saturday doesn't have much traffic on here. But I'm the mom who was having a ton of trouble brushing her 3 year old's teeth. One or two posters said something about telling him that I was hunting for bears or some other animal in his mouth and I totally didn't think it would work. It's completely working. He goes for either penguins or bears and he's actually letting me brush his freaking teeth with the dreaded toothpaste. Thank you so much!! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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That was me! I learned it on here. I am here too much! Glad it worked!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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np: how did you think up something so clever yet so unrelated to tooth brushing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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I didn't invent it, I just learned it on UB! It's worked for my DS for almost 2 years now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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interesting. i'm more authoritarian. so i just made them do it. too bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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DH was responsible for brushing routine. 5 year old ended up with 2 crowns, 7 year old with a few fillings too. After that I took over and floss the kids EVERY night, and then they brush on their own. They aren't the best brushers, but no cavities with this method. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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Go on nickelodeon website, there's a spongebob game called cavity crisis. Have child play it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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I learned it here too. Find the doggie instead! UB is good or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Single mom here. Finally decided to try online dating. So what is it really like? What kind of men do women meet? Anything meaningful come from it? How long does it usually take to meet someone with whom there is mutual attraction and desire to pursue a relationship? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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My husband and I met through match, years ago. I didn't go into it with any expectations but I told myself I was going to be completely honest with the process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Am dating a single dad now. We met online. We are very hot for each other but very complicated relationship. We are both very busy and both have sole custody. We sneak away once a week together. We cant think of a future together and take one day at a time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Did it take a while to meet her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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i found dh on it. i was on it for the two trial weeks and that's it. i had dates out the wazoo. i could have gotten serious with a good number of them, too, if i had wanted. lots of smart guys, because like draws like. mix of professions but plenty in finance and law. but i was 30 and very "bubbly." i'm not as bubbly now and much more "real." not sure it would work the same way again at 45. i'd prob meet somebody but probably not out the wazoo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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Yeah, I am 44 now. So not sure what to expect. Maybe men are interested in younger women who don't have a kid/kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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I am on match. 41 years old and this is not true. I am a single mom and have many men interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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not flaming. are they serious or all looking for a skirt? there seems to be a lot of casual sex nowadays, even among middle aged people (not that you should necessarily consider yourself middle aged). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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If I were single i would be OK with the casual sex thing. I am in my 50s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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i could take casual but not casual and not-exclusive. i'd feel like i am disrespecting myself if i allowed myself to be a part of a harem. i really wouldn't be interested in sleeping around a lot either. good way to catch the big H. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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Do what you want to do. Just dont expose DD to strange men [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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not op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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Go after guys in their mid 50s. You will do fine. Make sure you are in shape. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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I think you just need to go into it with an open mind. I met my DH on line. He was the third person I met. I think it takes others longer. The last 3 engagements among our friends were couples who met on line. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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Good to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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Yes. Go for it. Can you do JDate? Plenty of women get married from JDate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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I met DH on okcupid. He's the most amazing guy I've ever met. And I met a lot of smart, nice, accomplished guys on there. But as in real life, it's all about what demographic you target. Your matches will match your own self. So answer the questions wisely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:57 PM Flag
[ - ] My 5 yo DS is running a fever for the second time in a month. The first time, the fever was high and lasted around 4 days, and the doctor said it was probably just a virus. Now, the fever is back and I'm becoming incredibly paranoid that it's being caused by something more serious (like leukemia). I'm going to call the doc again, but anyone else have experience with this? Fwiw, the only other symptoms are swollen lymph nodes in neck, looks tired/pale and has no appetite. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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My kids get this all the time. If he's in school there are tons of viruses going around. He is very likely fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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I totally get your concern... I'm a little like that too. But I think it's far more likely just a virus. My friend's son (a little older than your DC) had a high fever for about 5 days. My own DD just had a low-grade fever and headache yesterday, but seems fine today. I feel like EVERYONE is sick at this time of year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Call your ped and demand a blood test to rule other stuff out if this progresses. I have to say though I have friends whose kids who are usually pretty constantly well -- sick repeadedly lately. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Where can I hire a cleaning lady that will leave my house immaculate every day? I am a slob and so are my kids but enjoy a clean house that someone else cleaned. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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teach your dc to pick up after themselves. It is the best gift you can give them for their adult lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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FWIW I taught all my kids to pick up after themselves. Three turned out to be incredibly neat; one was the worst slob I have ever had the misfortune to have to spend 18 years with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:41 PM Flag
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Lol guess its hard wired [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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Their appetites and tastes for clothing are all over the map as well. The best thing about having several kids is that you learn you're sometimes not actually reponsible for every little facet of the way they turn out. It was such a relief! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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I know. I often remind posters on Ub - many families have a black sheep - same parents so don't get too smug or judgemental with the credit or the blame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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Guatemalan [ Reply | More ]
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