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[ - ] Honey boo boos momma is dating a sex offender? Is this true? I thought she was a mother earth type. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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As much as I should want to skewer her for dating one, in my imagination like 50% of the men in whatever bumblefuck town she lives in are probably into having sex with children or animals or something. Am I surprised she wasn't dating a doctor? No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:17 PM Flag
[ - ] After two years of marriage counseling I told DH I wanted to separate and we both hired lawyers. He has told his lawyer to relay the information that he does not want to split (but he won't leave the house/do a trial separation unless I formally agree to 50% custody). He also apparently has been talking to my Mom and Stepfather pleading his case and asking for advice, and his best friend called me yesterday to talk and try to encourage me to stay (acted like it was of his own volition but I realized that DH emailed him asking him to). Just this morning he came up behind me in the kitchen and tried to give me a kiss on the ear and a big hug and I walked away and he was pissed. Is this normal DH behavior? I feel the same way I felt before, like he doesn't take my word/requests seriously. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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No he is not normal. Dcoument. File and do NOT agree to 50/50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Has he talked to you about it? What is wrong with the marriage? Why did you go to counseling? Why do you want out? Cheating? Abuse? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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yes he has talked to me about it, you have probably seen other posts in the past (hanging head), he is the dh I caught getting handjobs at massage parlors who confessed only what I had proof for, and was emotionally abusive prior to catching him and then afterward for about a year. We have been to 3 counselors and I never felt more comfortable trusting with him as the result. He can be a wonderful husband in many many other ways, and everyone likes him, but something got broken in me and I just want space at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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Are you cheating? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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nope. I have never cheated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:16 PM Flag
[ - ] How is parking near Flatiron w 23rd on saturdays? Is the metered parking easy to get? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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usually. especially south of 23rd, if you go in early. I wouldn't do it later in the day. Also try around 6th/7th in the high teens [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:52 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O post. How many here DID NOT go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton (or any other ivy)? What do you do? What did you get from the education that's above and beyond? Higher income at start? Now? What else? Was it worth it? Do you believe you would not have been in the same place if diff college? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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You want to hear from non Ivys or Ivys? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Why can't people spell the plural of Ivy correctly? Ivies. Was that hard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Because they didn't go to school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Pitt. Television writer and producer. Income at the start of my career was $15,000 (yes, per YEAR) in 1988. Income today fluctuates between $500K-$1.5 million (usually closer to $600-ish). Solid liberal arts education (never went beyond BA). Absolutely worth it. God only knows where life would have taken me if I went elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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I majored in computer science at my local state university. I have 2 H grads now who report to me. My education in my area of work is much stronger than theirs but I don't know why someone at H would choose CS degree. My college gave me opportunities to learn a lit but it didn't open doors. I was able to pay for it myself however. For my kids, I believe that the major they choose is more important than the college itself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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Rutgers. Librarian. Love my job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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HHI 500k - Web designer and DH owns a small business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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^^^ not degrees [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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Dh and I own a restaurant in the city, HHI $700k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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U Penn. Became a lawyer in NYC, hated it. Then ran a few non-profits for homeless people. Moved to the country. Don't care about money but UB'ers fascinate me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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BS. No one who went to Penn calls it Upenn. Faker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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Ok why would she lie about it? Strop trolling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Dh is a MD, not Ivy and I own a small boutique. Hhi $500k ish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Local state school and two private for grad schools, one of which I graduated. I am a Librarian - manager rank. My first job was in talent representation and I earned minimum wage, next job was in "copyediting" and I earned 29K (1996) the next 10 years I went from 50K-62K. I now earn 77K and am 42. Slow rise. My college did nothing to open doors. My professors geared me to teaching English, because it was all they knew and were appalled when I dropped out of graduate English program to work for talent agent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Esl mom here: Dh left school to pursue his passion and right now makes 250k, I left school to move to the states and learn English and right now own a small business graphic design 200k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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I own a franchise store now, but I started working as a sales associate earning minimum wage and went up from there, sales/assistant/manager/district manager. Education: a couple accounting and management classes at my local community college, but 95% of my knowledge is due to work experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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State school. Started in Front office, too stressful / long hours. Not making all that much more since I moved to back office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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Wedding photographer. Hhi $250k (not married yet, Oh the irony!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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I'm an architect. I went to a very well-regarded non-ivy for undergrad degree, then went back and got an ivy master's right before the recession. Even though I consider my education to be excellent, I really believe the master's put me over the edge and allowed me access to much better positions and pay at a time when jobs were very scarce in my field and competition was fierce. Both my degrees get respect in my field, but the Ivy degree gets a completely different level of recognition from clients outside my field and put me on a different pay scale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Have your kids had antibiotics? My friend was talking last night about picking up another prescription for her dd's ear infection. She asked me which ones my dc typically take. My dc's are 3,6 and 8 and never taken them. I couldn't believe how she reacted 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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Once for my oldest who is 11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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my youngest was on antibiotics all the time for ear and sinus issues, my older rarely had a need [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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We just call them Amox and Dox at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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mine has a couple times for ear infections which sometimes it's all you can do when they are severely infected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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My oldest dc had to take amoxicillin when she had her tonsils and adenoids out as a precaution. Other 2 have never had antibiotics. None have ever had an ear infection or strep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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My dc, like me, has had many ear and respiratory infections from a young age. It seems to run in my family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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Yes of course. Lot of ear infections [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Only twice when needed. They are teens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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Sure, strep throat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you rather marry a guy who went to TT and HYP and teaches at a private school, or a guy who didn't go to college and either inherited a small business or is a trader from when they hired out of high school? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:11 PM Flag
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Whichever one I like better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Do you mean to say that the pedigree of TT and HYP means more than salary? I don't believe in pedigrees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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Not enough information AT ALL. I would never marry someone based on their profession [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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Which guy treats me better? That's the one I want [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Yes. I learned this the long and hard way. 15 years of marriage to that kind of guy. Now with the opposite and couldn't be happier. Here's to the kind man…all day long! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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I don't understand how any particular profession qualifies one for marriage. You make it sounds like you're reading resumes and selecting interviewees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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All things being equal, not the HYP teacher. He will grow frustrated and bitter over the years because he will consider himself so much more intelligent than the billionaire parents of his pupils. People with high education / low income tend to have a particular animosity toward those with lower education / high income, and that would be his day-to-day life. I'd prefer to be with someone happy and content with life no matter the income level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:19 PM Flag
[ - ] So in the spirit of Ebola, I re-watched "Contagion". Scary. But I have to admit my favorite part was seeing Gwyneth Paltrow die an agonizing death, and watching her head cut open during the autopsy. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:00 PM Flag
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You realize that in real life her skull would be empty, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:04 PM Flag
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I think it was more fun to see them cut open her skull and then flash to the coroner's horrified expression at whatever WAS there, haha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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It was full of goop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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lolol!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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Grown women on here right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Be honest: what do you try to sneak in while your toddler is napping in the crib? When mine goes down, I am 90% sure she will stay asleep at least an hour, sometimes two. So I have left the house to take a 45-min jog before. I feel this is a dirty secret but I suspect I'm not the only one? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 11:50 AM Flag
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I've done yardwork outside, and I have walked across to a neighbor's house for a few minutes. But we have three kids, so it's pretty rare that all three are asleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 11:58 AM Flag
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I hope this is fake. I not, you are too selfish to be a parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:00 PM Flag
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Poor judgment, terrible idea. No, I don't think many people do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:03 PM Flag
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I know many people who do thinks like this but out of real necessity and not for moms exercise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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Get a spin bike in your house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:04 PM Flag
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A quickie with the building super. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:04 PM Flag
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I used to run to get older dc from school or to a corner store to buy some food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:05 PM Flag
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Someone I know did something like this. 2.5 yo was getting out of the crib but she put in a baby gate and left dress up toys and other to keep her busy in her room. Unfortunately, the baby instead tried to climb over the baby gate but could not, but the dresses up scarf she was wearing did snag on the gate and it strangled her when she dropped. We don't know what mom was doing and never found out because mom shot herself the same week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:09 PM Flag
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Are you serious. In what state [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:11 PM Flag
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Georgia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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Baby's name was Blayre Corinne, happened in 2003 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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The issue here was baby climbing our and leaning unsafe toys. This could happen in a suburban house while mom cooks in the kitchen or does laundry in the basement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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The issue is turning your back long enough for a whole episode like this to go down without being able to even know you could not have heard anything. At least then you know you were doing laundry and the dryer muffled the sound or something. But to go jogging? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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Like I said, I don't know what she was doing -we were sort of forbidden to talk about it at the time, and out of respect we didn't - but part of the reason the mom took herself out a few days later was (as it was strongly implied) that she could not live with whatever she felt she had done. Because she did leave other children behind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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In fact, one of the other children was just married recently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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I have 3 kids. It isn't always possible to watch each child the way you would an only. It's just not feasible. IA that going for a jog isn't justified but generally my point us that having a safe space child can't leave should be ok as many moms simply don't have a choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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I see your point, I am just saying that when it used to occur to me to get things done, after knowing that story, I never could bring myself to stray again too far out of earshot, ever. It was just how this episode affected me. Sometimes all it takes is one story to make you wear your seatbelt or make sure all the doors and windows are locked. It makes you feel better so you know you at least have always done whatever it is not to be *that* person. Can bad things still happen? Of course. But your conscience has a chance to survive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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No. I've never done this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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me either, and I have 3 kids. Has to be fake, but if not, you must not ever do it again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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You're 90% sure - but 10% is actually a pretty high risk if you're leaving the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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I would never leave the house. I could never live with myself if she got injured. Its time to become a parent, its not all about your wants [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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I wouldn't do it, quite irresponsible. Why don't you buy a running stroller and after nap go for a jog with your kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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THIS x1000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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please stop doing this. random fires happen. just don't. get a frigging treadmill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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I have only left the house to take the dog outside, which is less than 5 minutes and I never leave the front of the building. You're an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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I feel pretty terrible now, am honestly glad to get all the comments b/c I'm adore my child and I'm a hands on mom but sometimes it's just hard to get that time to oneself. I didn't know if this was normal or not. Clearly a bad decision I won't repeat. FYI, my husband is pretty hands-off (he sets an alarm on weekends for 6am to play a 4-5 hr round of golf which frustrates the hell out of me) I'm not writing this as an excuse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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I'm sorry, it sounds like you're essentially a single parent and I know that is tough. My DH works a ton too but he loves our kids (we have 3) and is hands-on when he can be. Can you get a sitter in a few times a week so you can get time for yourself to exercise or do whatever you want? I also think the suggestion of getting a jogging stroller is a good one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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You need to get a sitter. I feel guilty about some things that I did out of frustration with my child which I have corrected. Just wanted you to know and not beat yourself up. You are brave for posting. Just don;t do it anymore though! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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I would never leave for 45 minutes. What if a fire breaks out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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I caught my neighbor doing this and I was shocked. It is illegal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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Don't do this. What if you were hit by a car? Or there was a fire? Get some exercise dvds and do that instead [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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I sometimes try to "sneak" in a nap of my own, or eat some ice cream and watch tv. Your secret is a dangerous and stupid one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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Are you seeking validation? If you feel this is wrong, then don't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Would never leave house. Happy to nap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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