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[ - ] Paperwork exhausts me. I know I am pathetic. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sit up straighter. Breathe more deeply. Make sure your glasses/contacts are the right prescription and keep colorful objects around you to prevent eye strain. Take a 5-minute break every 30 minutes to stand up, move around, and stretch. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Opportunity to do a home exchange in Europe for a week at the end of April. We have 3 kids who will be 8yo, 4 1/2yo, and 2yo. Dream with me! Where in Europe would you go? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^ I was thinking Capri/ Amalfi Coast. Or maybe Amsterdam (lots of houses available there). Other ideas...? [ Reply | More ]
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South of France [ Reply | More ]
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Loire valley - lots of castles to visit [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Combined hhi 525k monthly housing $7500 2 dcs, full time nanny, public school for older dc. Can we afford a couple nice vacations per year? anyone else in this situation? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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FFS go cry me a river at the brooklyn bridge overpass [ Reply | More ]
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No you can't [ Reply | More ]
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You have a HHI of 525 but can't figure out if you can afford vacations???? How do you and DH make your money? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DH likes the name Kevin since it's his father's name. I know it's just an average MC name in the US, but it has EXTREME LMC connotations in the international sphere. Would I be holding DS back in the work arena by giving him this name? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2012/02/01/does-a-lame-name-make-you-more-likely-to-be-a-smoker-with-low-self-esteem/#.VWdT8llVhBc -- basically in Germany "Kevin" is the equivalent of "Cletus" or "Brayden", some name given to a druggie low-life or truck driver. [ Reply | More ]
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You sound mean. But anyway, if I met a German guy named Cletus, I would not assume anything about him because I know that different names have different connotations in different countries. Everybody knows this. [ Reply | More ]
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How is this mean? You ladies would never name your sons Jayden. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you located in the US? If your DS is going to be born and raised in the US, I wouldn't really worry about the international acceptability of his name on the off chance he decides he wants to work in Germany one day. If you do live somewhere where a name has LC connotations, then yes, you should avoid giving your child such a name. [ Reply | More ]
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I REALLY dislike the name Kevin. I would just tell dh that he is out of luck. [ Reply | More ]
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It reminds me of Home Alone. Kevvvvvvvin! I think every boy had this name in the 80s though. The thing about Germans is definitely true. My DH has a work friend named Kevin and they were visiting Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. At after-meeting drinks one of the guys from DB was making telling Kevin about what the name means in Germany and making "bus driver" motions with his hands insinuating that he was blue collar! That didn't go over so well. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: It reminds me of the guy who raped me when I was a kid. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you plan to live in another country while DS is a child? [ Reply | More ]
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No but big companies are very international these days, study abroad, things like that. Also a lot of the best jobs like finance require travel to different countries. [ Reply | More ]
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I read something about Kevin being the most disliked male name, not just the name but that the dislike generalized to the actual person. True for my bil lol. He is a successful surgeon but such a dick [ Reply | More ]
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that's my ds name, i will advise him to avoid germany [ Reply | More ]
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lol. [ Reply | More ]
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First name Kevin but call him by his middle name, or vice versa. [ Reply | More ]
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Middle name [ Reply | More ]
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Skip it. It's an awful name [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] An old chinese woman tried shoving me aside to cut in front of me at a fish market today. What the fuck is with these sub-human chinks? I was standing their paying for my purchase and she tried pushing me to hand her credit card to the dude who was clearly in the middle of helping me 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I think it's cultural because the come from a cry crowded country of over 1 billion people so have different tolerances with crowding ones space and trying to obtain services. [ Reply | More ]
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Then she can go the frig back to China. [ Reply | More ]
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You sound classy and educated yourself, OP. "dude?" "chinks?" [ Reply | More ]
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What does hating foreigners have to do with education? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 166 G&T parents here. Any questions? Obviously can't compare to other schools but can tell about my experience. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What's the vibe between G&T and gen-ed parents? I gotta be honest, I know four G&T parents at that school and three of them are insanely smug and think their kids walk on water. [ Reply | More ]
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^^meanwhile the gen-ed parents actually seem really down to earth and nice [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am having my 5 year old DC clean the apartment today: dusting + vacuuming. He'd never put his toys away but loves doing this. He is lying on the floor in the kitchen with the vacuum cleaner in his hand making sure not one piece of food is left behind on the floor, moving garbage cans, pet food dishes etc. around. Hysterical. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He will make a wonderful husband one day. [ Reply | More ]
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...to another gay man. [ Reply | More ]
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And there is nothing wrong with that! [ Reply | More ]
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When he's done can you send him over to my place ;-). He sounds adorable. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My MIL stays in florida for the winter and every year, she expects us to visit her for our dc's spring break. we'd like to do something else this year. wwyd? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do something else. If you feel like you must go visit her over the winter, visit for MLK or President's Day. [ Reply | More ]
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She lives in the city the rest of the year? Definitely do your own spring break plans! [ Reply | More ]
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Can you go last week of December or for one of the holiday weekends instead? Offer an alternative. [ Reply | More ]
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op. hate to give up precious travel time. we see her the other 9 months of the year [ Reply | More ]
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Consider yourself lucky that your MIL lives in Florida and wants you to visit. She could live in Pittsburgh. [ Reply | More ]
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Hey, Pittsburgh's not so bad...Cleveland is worse. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I like Pittsburgh. Lived there for a year when DH was in grad school. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: ok, ok. How about if MIL lived in Scranton? Buffalo? Flint? Haha. Although, I think OP would have the same complaint even if MIL lived in the palace of Versailles... [ Reply | More ]
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PP: probably! I'm thinking Syracuse. But Buffalo and Flint are a close second and third. :) [ Reply | More ]
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OP. you sound like my MIL. she lives in nyc most of the time and we see her often. i don't think we're lucky because we don't want to go to florida. want to go somewhere interesting [ Reply | More ]
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Chill. "Sounds like my MIL" does not need to be used as an insult. [ Reply | More ]
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This really depends on your husband. If he is not willing to be assertive, you're out of luck. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Survivor from Muslim rape gangs reveals her full story. This is so depressing. http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/05/22/the-uks-rape-jihad-a-survivors-tale/ 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Reminder: the UK allows paki rape gangs to roam England because it would be "islamaphobic" to arrest them. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Sorry, am confused... Lots more homework in 166 g&t or 87? My son is a non sib... If he got into Anderson I would do that for sure but not sure much diff in 87 vs 166 g&t and am having a hard time distinguishing pros and cons.. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you know parents at both schools you can talk to? I just don't think you'll get good info on this board. You'll get parents hoping to open spots at G&T or thin the crowd at 87, or others with an axe to grind. [ Reply | More ]
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I am Anderson parent so no input of 87 or 166. However, you have to analyze what is important to you and why you want to do G&T. Is it because your kid is already doing math and reading and/or has great capacity to learn and will be bored in K in general ed? If yes, then def go with 166 option. You can always go back to 87 if you don't like it but not vs. vs. [ Reply | More ]
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Lots of kids at 87 enter K reading already. This will not be novel. [ Reply | More ]
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166 g&t has some of the nastiest, most cut-throat, CW-wannabe parents ever. Stay away. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] PS6 or Lower Lab? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely LL. You can always go back to PS6 if the commute is too much or you don't like it. It's such a clear decision to me not sure why anyone would say o/w. [ Reply | More ]
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No horse in this race - DD went to 290 and she's in HS now - but the academics are essentially the same. The big advantage to 6 is that DC will be socializing more with kids from her neighborhood, which is easier, and OP would appreciate the shorter commute on rainy or snowy days. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. I guess concerned about too much homework/pressure at LL and facilities aren't nice (distant secondary concern...). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Least favorite food chain? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Starbucks [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 their water tastes like peepee [ Reply | More ]
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Chipotle [ Reply | More ]
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Arbys [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Long john silvers. Disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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IHOP [ Reply | More ]
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Popeye's [ Reply | More ]
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Burger King [ Reply | More ]
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Love me a whooper jr [ Reply | More ]
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^ lol whopper [ Reply | More ]
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Any of the burger places - the meat scares me. [ Reply | More ]
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McD's. [ Reply | More ]
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it's dying off. finally. [ Reply | More ]
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All [ Reply | More ]
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White Castle [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Have we discussed what these radical fundamentalists are up to? "Orthodox Jewish sect bans women from driving" http://rt.com/uk/262653-stamford-hill-women-drivers/ 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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These jews don't seem to realize that they are in UK, a western European country. It's a backwards and socially inept move. "the presence of female drivers contradicted the traditional rules of modesty" [ Reply | More ]
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Good grief [ Reply | More ]
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"Belz rabbis, of the Chasidic Jewish tradition that maintains a conservative lifestyle, sent a letter last week to Jewish families in London stating that children would be banned from schools and other educational institutions if they were driven by their mothers." [ Reply | More ]
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It's worse from the driving ban in Saudi Arabia because being in UK, these radicals completely isolate themselves by behaving like cave men. They can't use religion to restrict women's rights when they are citizens of a country that doesn't impose those restrictions. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Pietaterre 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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PITAterre [ Reply | More ]
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Pietaterranasaurus Rex [ Reply | More ]
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I'm putting pietaterra cotta in my pietaterra. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone on here successfully leveraged work experience to move into a different sector or job function? Any tips? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Wall Street --> self-employed in online media [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh I wish I was coming from Wall St. I'm coming from media and don't have enough money saved up to be self-employed. [ Reply | More ]
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are you still working? get up super early each day (4 am or so) and put in 3 hours each morning. that's already 21 hours a week. you can start your new business that way. maybe do some extra hours on the weekends. discipline is key. at this rate, you'll have a business in 6 to 12 months. are you looking to offer your products / services exclusively online? that's what i do. no 1-on-1s or consulting for me. create the product once and sell it digitally technically forever. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Primates of Park ave. Discuss! Go! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Again? UES women are pathetic, boring, shallow and depressing. [ Reply | More ]
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But then, everybody knew that. Was it really necessary to put it in print? [ Reply | More ]
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Stop, wendy. You suck [ Reply | More ]
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buy my book [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah I will get right on that, bad stepmother [ Reply | More ]
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I hate stereotypes. I totally get that there are women like this (although there are wealthy women like this everywhere but I digress...) but I hate that an entire neighborhood is lumped in to one big "alien study." Isn't that so weird? It's a neighborhood. Filled with a lot of wealthy people, yes, but there are thousands of people that live here. Just because you choose to live on the UES doesn't mean you are one of these women. [ Reply | More ]
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Cunt [ Reply | More ]
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They're like .0001 percent of the population. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Who gives a sh*t. [ Reply | More ]
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She a psycho and no one liked her. She wrote a book to get back at everyone - just like she did to punish her step daughter. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? [ Reply | More ]
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I have zero interest in hearing what someone who buys a $30,000 handbag to fit in has to say. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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Um. It could sell for 30k used... [ Reply | More ]
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If this is what humanities PhD's are reduced to in order to make money, our civilization has no future. [ Reply | More ]
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