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[ - ] Some people are disgusted by heavy smokers. I'm completely disgusted by drug addicts and alcoholics. I just don't want to have those 2 types around at all. This is a hard read because of that, I don't relate to her tolerance towards living with an alcoholic. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/surviving-an-alcoholic/ 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:20 AM Flag
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"Alcoholism is a disease that keeps challenging loved ones after the alcoholic is gone. Surviving spouses don’t hesitate to talk of heart attacks, cancer deaths, car accidents. But other than suicide — and some might argue that alcoholism is a slow suicide — it’s a death laden with shame." Here's the thing, drinking more than what one should drink is just bad judgement. Not a "disease" like cancer or pneumonia. People who call it a "disease" don't seem to realize that by doing so, they are enabling the alcoholic. They pretend that the alcoholic is not exercising bad judgement. It's very bizarre behavior on the part of those who surround the alcoholic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:24 AM Flag
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"The Jekyll-and-Hyde personae were happily married college professor by day, passed-out drunk at night." Uf, I know a ton that fit this description. College professors seem so depressed, many have alcohol in their offices on a regular basis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you think that people who struggle dislike people who have had a much easier life than they have? Not only with $, but with IQ, experiences, relationships and the like aspects of life. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:03 AM Flag
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Yes. That's the entire basis of class warfare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:06 AM Flag
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But I'm not talking only about $. I see plenty of envy coming from those who inherited a lot more than others, either because they have more free time, or much more solid relationships, a better life than they themselves have. Not a "class" warfare, but what I notice is a ton of "quality of life" envy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:15 AM Flag
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Np depends on the individual, obviously... like everything else... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:19 AM Flag
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It is all a basis for class warfare because IQ is what basically determines all those things as well as income. People ascribe it to "luck," but in fact it's just differences in intelligence (and partly looks, but mostly intelligence). They say, "Oh, look at them. They are going to an ivy league. It's because they were legacy," when it fact, their scores were good. Or they'll say, "Oh, look at them. They're working in medicine because their parents paid for the SAT/MCAT tutoring," when in fact their intelligence is just higher and their diligence, too. It's all the same leading to the same road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:33 AM Flag
[ - ] WHYYyyyyyyyyyy are my neighbors outside, having loud conversations, with their two TODDLERS at 1am? AGAIN?? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:52 AM Flag
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Seriously? About what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:54 AM Flag
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They don't speak English. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:55 AM Flag
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^Which is actually better, because at least I can't follow the conversation. Usually can get back to sleep... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:56 AM Flag
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what are they speaking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:59 AM Flag
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which neighborhood? Call 311, get online and log in a complaint as well every single day that they do this pass 10pm or 11pm. once there are enough complaints on log, the police will act and keep it quiet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:57 AM Flag
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If you think it's not safe for their toddlers, record that as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:58 AM Flag
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OP again. It's obviously bad for their sleep, which is bad for cognitive development- but I've never seen any abuse. Usually either the adults talk and the kids play, or it's one adult with a crying little one, walking back and forth presumably to get him/her to sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:00 AM Flag
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Do you live in NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:04 AM Flag
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Yes. I've thought about 311 but I don't know... I don't live in an expensive neighborhood. They're immigrants and probably have it harder than I do. I just feel kind of bad, you know? The guys who blast their car radios I'll 311, but... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:06 AM Flag
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Get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:57 AM Flag
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?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:58 AM Flag
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Yeah, lack of sleep will get to a person. Imagine that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Mc mom here again. Dh just suggested I find a new OB. She has been nothing but wonderful through the entire thing, as she was with my first pregnancy, delivery. She doesn't take insurance, dh is suddenly bothered by this and wants me to find someone new. Really? Today of all days? Because "all the ultrasounds are adding up" & since we don't get a baby at the end, it's not worth it? He just called me a whack job for crying after asking him to please shelf the conversation for another time, he pressed forward, I cried, now I'm a whack job 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:47 AM Flag
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He's probably feeling helpless. Wants to take some sort of action. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:55 AM Flag
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I agree but how clueless can you be? After the day I've had, complaining about how much it costs? I even met with another OB, in our network, we discussed and dh said no, everything's good with her, we have a great rapport, everything with dd was great, don't switch. Now, another year into fertility treatments and mcs I should switch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:03 AM Flag
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Are you paying cash? For a regular ob I would probably find an in network one and then save the out of network stuff for an RE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:19 AM Flag
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Paying out of pocket and being reimbursed by our insurance company. Everyone else I see is in network [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:33 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm going to be hungover tomorrow. Oof. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:36 AM Flag
[ - ] Ethical or Dalton? And why? Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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mmm... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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Eastside, westside. Slightly more traditional, slightly more progressive. Slightly better college matriculation's, slightly more creative. Tough to get into either. I'm more West Side so I vote Ethical, but that's just my personal feelings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:44 AM Flag
[ - ] It's official: Being a SAHM has made me uninteresting. It's my fault, I know, but focusing on home and kids leaves me with nothing to talk about but what to cook for dinner, funny anecdotes about DCs, and complaints about DH. I have made myself into a cliche! 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:24 AM Flag
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Find a hobby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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Like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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You are not interesting because you have an office job. If you want to be interesting read well, learn about things that interest you, educate yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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do you not read? a billion and one things going on in the world plus books to talk about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:31 AM Flag
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But that's not what people mean when they ask, "What's new with you?". They mean, in your life. Just repeating what you read is kind of strange. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:35 AM Flag
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"What's new with you?" Seriously? they add: "with you?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:36 AM Flag
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Um, yes. Because they are asking about my life. i ask others too. Don't you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:37 AM Flag
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in my circle people just ask "What's new?" never add "with you?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:39 AM Flag
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Usually people don't ask that, but if they did, I'd just say, "Nothing much. The usual stuff with the kids. But I am looking into booking a summer trip to Budapest. It sounds like it's a quiet little place with a lot of history and budget friendly. What are you and Jane doing with the kids over the summer?" I mean, do people break into some diddy about their Excel spreadsheet and the highlights from their most recent annual projection power point slides? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:41 AM Flag
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LOL at this whole post. In a good way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:42 AM Flag
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Is "you and Jane" a lesbian couple? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:42 AM Flag
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you and Michael, then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:54 AM Flag
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We aren't traveling abroad as much as we should be doing to expose our kids to the world, but we plan on doing it. Do people who work all the time and rarely take vacations get pissed though when you talk to them about your trips with your kids? When working FT I've often heard colleagues calling people who go on these trips for pleasure "spoilt". To me, it's the best part of the year, I see nothing wrong with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:49 AM Flag
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OK. How about, "I just started a new book about the Rosetta Stone. it's a pretty interesting history of how we rediscovered written ancient Egyptian civilization. It was like the world biggest puzzle challenge." I mean, what did you talk about before you started working? Did you never attend parties? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:57 AM Flag
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Or, "I have been really absorbed reading about all these goings-on in Houston. It is so funny how Houston came to New Orleans' rescue and they might be in the same boat themselves over the next few days. I feel so terrible for that poor mother who perished with her two children." I can think of topics 24/7 until the end of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:00 AM Flag
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I'm not OP. I have no problem with talking and being non-boring unlike np. I have problems with people thinking that I'm a bit spoilt or that I have a life that's way too easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:01 AM Flag
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So talk about current events or a film you saw or something at the museum or a great new restaurant you tried or maybe a horrible new restaurant you tried. Could be anything. You could talk about a new CD (do they still call it that?) by an artist. You can talk about gardening. Billions and billions of things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:05 AM Flag
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Also, don't hang out with people who look down on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 05:06 AM Flag
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If someone asks what's new with you you should always have a book you are reading that you can talk about. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:43 AM Flag
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This seems hilarious and kind of pathetic to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:45 AM Flag
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You're weird. My friends and I talk about what we read all the time. Current events, novels, studies. Np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:48 AM Flag
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"you should always have a book you are reading that you can talk about" I prefer audiobooks at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:50 AM Flag
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Look, truth is, if your mind is a boring one nothing will help you. A job will not make you interesting. Being a SAHM is not to blame for being boring and not interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:35 AM Flag
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I concur. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:41 AM Flag
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Your being boring has nothing to do with being a SAHM. Red a book, take a class, get a hobby that interests you. Only boring people get bored. Take an interest in other people and ask interesting questions, and you will never be boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:50 AM Flag
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"Only boring people get bored" that's a good one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Which would you prefer: Montclair? Or Hastings? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:19 AM Flag
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Montclair [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:20 AM Flag
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OP: Oh, and also: why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:20 AM Flag
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Stephen Colbert lives there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:29 AM Flag
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That's why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:31 AM Flag
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Hastings on Hudson? I'd prefer that - I believe the schools are better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:23 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm a woman and I shave my face with an electric razor. Just for peach fuzz but still. Questions? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:16 AM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:20 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:21 AM Flag
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I shave my peach fuzz but with a regular razor. Is the electric more efficient? Is it a men's one? (As opposed to the ones designed for women to do their legs?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:36 AM Flag
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Designed for women. It doesn't irritate my skin like a regular razor does. But it doesn't get a completely close shave either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:41 AM Flag
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Every now and then I see a woman with a stubbly face. It's not as uncommon as you'd think. I'm very glad I'm not one of them though. No questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 04:48 AM Flag
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