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[ - ] Does anyone think of the chickens from The Chicken Run everytime they see Princess Eugenie? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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lol I will now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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Yes. Kinda bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:08 PM Flag
[ - ] What would justify paying a nanny more than $30/hr? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Probably more income on the employer's part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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Utter confidentiality for a high profile employer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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Perhaps a child with severe special needs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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Autism, medical needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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some people value quality childcare more highly than others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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Everytime she pooped she left a gold turd in the toilet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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Nanny has a college education in childcare or will teach your kid to speak, read, and write Mandarin. [ Reply | More ]
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If they could teach the kids to cook Chinese food that'd be better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:10 PM Flag
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a nanny with developmental knowledge and experience charges that much, and the family wants her over any other candidates they interviewed [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Chances of finding a Mandarin speaking nanny? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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Ask OP below to send you hers after she gets fired. [ Reply | More ]
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Op below - I have no intention of doing that, she's great! The language barrier isn't usually a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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How did you find her? What would you recommend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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Would she be able to call 911 or such if there was an emergency? I can't imagine using someone who is not bilingual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Yes. She can speak basic English, has a cell phone etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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OR: it was a joke... :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Are you chinese? It's not difficult if you are okay with broken English [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Move to LA's San Gabriel Valley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Finance mom: are you using the sell-off to buy blue chip stock? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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NO!!! wait a bit. Everybody is concentrated in Greece and Puerto Rico defaulting, but the biggest crash that's going on is Chinese amateur trading mania. That's a big one, had been waiting for that credit bubble to pop for a while. It's happening :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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how do i know when to buy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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Original Finance Mom: I think you make money long Europe and Japan from here. Don't think you make much money in U.S. or China [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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huh, why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Kind of a silly/weird question but here goes. Anyone have a fellow employee dislike them for unknown reasons? I'm generally pretty easygoing, social, etc. but a fellow coworker who I work for (she's senior to me) excludes me from convos, and if i even slightly trip up in a meeting smirks. I don't know if she has a problem with my skills/abilities (I'm relatively new to the company) or if it's something else. I realize this is silly, but haven't had an interaction like this since middle school. I try to be very proactive with her too, always asking how I can help on a project. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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Sounds like the suburbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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lol good call. working in a suburban office, actually, for the first time. hating it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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haha though i know you meant life in the suburbs in general. just wonder if suburban offices have the same mentality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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Some women are competitive and bitchy. I have 2 on my team. I ignore and act super nice. "Wow, Polly I love your dress! Your skin is amazing! That looks delicious! Thanks so much for that insight at the meeting!" etc. Once they see they are not getting to me they seek another victim. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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haha yeah i try to kill 'em with kindness, too. i think she is getting the hint that i could care less now that i have a wide social group elsewhere in the office. we only interact when it's work related now, though i still ask small details about her life. shes a pretty intense control freak, so maybe that's why she can't deal with others for long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:02 PM Flag
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Seriously just blow off. So not about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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I had one who hated my guts. Then she switched and loved me so much she would buy me things. Was weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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haha very weird indeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:03 PM Flag
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I have a male co-worker / gay who alternately adores and despises me. It used to really upset me - he is senior to me but in a different reporting line. Eventually it became so obvious it was his own crazy that it rolls off me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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Ues, I had one that constantly tried to sabotage me. I eventually left for a myriad of reasons but it felt so fucked up to have this passive aggressive, almost gaslighting stuff going on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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I swear I work in a 7 grade girls gossip circle.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:09 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the going FT weekly rate for a nanny in Manhattan? One DC, pick up from school most important but willing to pay for extra hours to find/keep a good person. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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Between 600-800 depending on hours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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So about $120/day minimum? Do you pay travel time/fare card, too? What about vacations, meals, etc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Who lost money in he markets today? Uf. This wasn't unexpected but it's still painful. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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It will recover, do not fret [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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Are you finance mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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No, I am buy and hold Mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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what, specifically, do you buy and hold? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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oh yeah... hope it recovers before I have to take out a chunk end of summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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when will it recover? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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Tomorrow will be worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:45 PM Flag
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why do you say that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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Everyone ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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maybe time to buy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:45 PM Flag
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You only lost money if you sold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:56 PM Flag
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I want to put in a about 50k for long term retirement savings. What should I buy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:59 PM Flag
[ - ] I officially have a ridiculous problem in my life... My Chinese housekeeper/nanny is fantastic but she has hidden all my workout pants somewhere I cannot find them and I have asked her but she doesn't understand what I'm trying to say. I thought someone else might enjoy a laugh at this ridiculousness. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:25 PM Flag
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You don't speak Chinese? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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Nope. We hired her part time because she works for a friend whose kids are now in school and I had a new baby. So she works for us until 2 and then gets their kids. So I'm going to ask friend to translate but it's really her husband and I of course feel silly asking him to ask her where my spandex is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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No. Draw a picture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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Sorry I meant np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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Use google translate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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Sorry I can't deal w/that. Fire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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It's not her fault - she either thinks they are my kids or my husbands or belong in some weird place. I'll find them eventually, but was annoyed today because I had to wear Splendid leggings to the gym and they just don't cut it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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So look in their drawers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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I did... Still can't find. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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Right. I can't have someone organize my house who does not speak the same language. Done and done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Use the itranslate app. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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Google Translate says that "where are my exercise pants" is 哪里是我的裤子锻炼 - pronounced Nǎlǐ shì wǒ de kùzi duànliàn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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You're welcome - 不客氣 - pronounced Bù kèqì [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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Damm Chinese is crazy to write. How do they do that on a computer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:00 PM Flag
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Google translate, highlight the translation, then hit "control C" to copy and "control V" to paste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Okay, moms, need personalized baby bib as part of a gift. Where on UES can I get one? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.29.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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BG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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I don't know what that is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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really? I live in California and know where that is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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then you must be very lucky! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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bergdorf goodman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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Bergdorf Goodman [ Reply | More ]
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Monogram cottage on 76th (1st and 2nd) [ Reply | More ]
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:26 PM Flag
[ - ] My sister is very into a direct sales business and its almost like she has joined a cult and is trying to convert everyone around her. I feel like I cant say anything because it's "her new business" but she is brainwashed. Will this go away? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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Never bc the pyramid scheme keeps growing. Rodan and fields? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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not likely. she'll move into another sales position with the same aggressive personality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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Beach Body? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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Ugh, I'm sorry. You've lost her to the dark side i fear. I have several friends who have gone down that path, never to emerge again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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I almost got rooked into that...later on saw the TV investigation into the Ponzi scheme that it was! glad I dodged that bullet!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I am so pissed. Dh just came home with our new car. I told the car salesmen we wanted a gray one but my dh came home with a black one. He said the salesmen were insisting I had told them I wanted a black even though my husband had recalled I said gray. I just called them and they said they'd call me back. What should I do from here? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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take it back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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Have them swap it out for a grey one. You won't be able to do this if you wait. Guilt trip the sales guys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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They keep fighting me insisting I said black, but I KNOW I didn't. I'm so frustrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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Tell them them you know you said grey and you don't want to turn this into a legal matter, but you will if you have to. Seriously, bring out the big guns. They probably have more blacks on the lot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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What is really the worst thing that will happen. Black vs. gray. Zzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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This is the first "nice" car I've ever had so I was really excited about it. The wrong color is a huge disappointment for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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Absolutely fight them on it!!! Did you fill out any paperwork? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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I guess we are different. I would say I am a lucky person and this is a small thing. Also it is not yellow vs. gray. Gray vs black means what in the end? My personal wishes were not fulfilled? Then you should have been there at closing if it was a completely non negotiable deal breaker. Jesus. When you are in the car you don't even know what the color of the car is. The color is for what you think people think of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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This particular car looks like an Uber car in black which is why it bothers me so much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:56 PM Flag
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If she is spending good money on a car she should get what she wants. I get it.. Cars aren't cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:57 PM Flag
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Duct tape him head to toe until he learns The Meaning of Grey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:37 PM Flag
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NP Duct tape tastes awful. I'm just saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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What type of car? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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Bentley? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:55 PM Flag
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An Audi A6. I know it's not super fancy but I was excited about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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Most Audis I see are gray/silver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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Gray is so much easier to care for than black. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:03 PM Flag
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Insist you said gray and demand a gray one. I actually once bought a blue car based on the little color tab in the brochure but when I saw the car in real life it was awful. I was just like, I hate that color, I don't want it... and they swapped it out for a silver car. It's a pain in the ass, but they can do it. In your case, you didn't ask for the black. Go apeshit until you get what you want. Obviously elevate to manager. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Does it actually matter when you sleep with a guy? Is it really better to wait? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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In retrospect it is a good idea to wait [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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how long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:10 PM Flag
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At least 3 legitimate dates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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Yes. How many men have to say this before you'll believe it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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How long [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Uh yeah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:09 PM Flag
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I'm not married, so take this with a grain of salt, but my feeling is that you have nothing to lose by waiting. Everyone knows that person whose cousin's friend's sister had sex on the first date and now they're married, but the reality is that if you give into your urges on every good first date, you will rack up a whole hell of a lot of people hoping for that one guy who really doesn't see you any differently. I have heard guys admit to losing interest in a girl after sleeping with her too soon, but I have never heard a guy admit to losing interest in a girl for making him wait (unless the girl was clearly not into him and not planning on ever sleeping with him). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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It's all about anticipation and the slow burn, IMO. You lose that if you sleep with a guy very early on. You can't take it back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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When I was dating I experimented with both waiting and not waiting. I slept with DH the second night I met him. It was s booty call. We met a couple days earlier at a party. First proper date was a few days after the booty call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:34 PM Flag
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If you really like him, yes. It's basically the test to see how much he's really into you. A guy who's into you won't mind waiting and won't try to rush you into anything. But if you give it up too soon, then you miss out on that opportunity. Because once you have sex, it becomes harder to tell if he's just in it for the sex or really likes you (or is he just telling you want you want to hear so he can keep having sex with you). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:38 PM Flag
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wait a little. btdt on the whole sleeping on the first date thing, and they are more likely to flee sooner. if you're not that into the guy, great, but if you are, hold off a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:39 PM Flag
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In general, if you want a serious relationship, it's a good idea to figure out if the guy is a good candidate for it before sleeping with him. Otherwise the hormones can blind you to issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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It's like supercalifradulisticexpialedious (forgive my spelling, didn't look it up). I love it when the guy goes: I said to me girl, and now me girl's me wife! Same situation with DH and I. We did it first date and just celebrated the big 25! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Just when you do sleep with him, f his brains out until he proposes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Read a good novel lately? Post here. Points for people/relationship stories and historical novels. No romance novel BS, thanks! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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This wasn't a novel, but Robert Massie's biography of Catherine the Great reads like a fabulous historical novel. Highly recommend. [ Reply | More ]
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His earlier work "Nicholas and Alexandra" was also wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
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Np One of my all-time favorite [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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David Mitchell's "Thousand Autumns of Jacob DeZoet" makes you feel as though you're actually in Tokugawa Japan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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Devil in the White City - excellent [ Reply | More ]
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I get bored with all of his books. [ Reply | More ]
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I like most of them but the recent Lusitania one was super boring [ Reply | More ]
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Jonathan strange and Mr. norrell. Fun and fantastical [ Reply | More ]
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The Historian [ Reply | More ]
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr [ Reply | More ]
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Anything by Chiamanda adichie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Princess Eugenie had a Disney themed birthday. Why is Disney considered trashy? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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Umm, you might have just answered your own question. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: I know the Royals are just celebs, but I wouldn't turn down an invite. [ Reply | More ]
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Have you been to Disneyworld? Met the people that are obsessed with it? Nothing wrong with liking Disney but you have to admit it is popular with people who are on the trashy side. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: The theme park crowd. Yeah well... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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Oh my gosh, it is an American theme park attraction that is open to everyone regardless of income, education, race, or class. What a travesty that the rich can't have a place where only their children can have fun. Why should low income families have access to lifetime family vacation experiences. The injustice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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We do. it's The Hamptons [ Reply | More ]
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The Hamptons is just the new Newport [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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With better beaches. [ Reply | More ]
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She went as Snow White and rented 7 little people. Invitations said no one else could come as Snow White. Entitled did come from titled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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I will die if that is true [ Reply | More ]
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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That is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read. [ Reply | More ]
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That is in bad taste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:28 PM Flag
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We have a Disney timeshare and we are one percenters. It is wonderful fun each year. We know the parks and area inside out. Go there every year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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Royals do love dwarves for some reason. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Yes they do. Maybe from the days of the court jester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Any recommendation for baby toothpaste? I need to buy one. I am confused. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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Are you worried about artificial ingredients? They are going to be exposed to lots of artificial things throughout their lives. Some I try to limit or avoid, but toothpaste is one of those things I want to taste good and be effective. I give 1 yo a tiny amount of her sisters character-of-the-day fluoride toothpaste (have always done so) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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How old? I thought dd was too young (under 3) for flouride toothpaste and she ended up with two cavities at her 3yo appt. As soon as you can teach kiddo to spit, switch to the real stuff. Until then, my kids loved the silly strawberry toms of maine and the jason brand ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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one year old. She has 7 teeth now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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Just use Toms of Maine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:03 PM Flag
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Toms without fluoride until she's 2, then with. It's the same flavor (strawberry) so make sure to check the package but it's good because they get used to the taste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Find out definitively if you are in NYC's middle class: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150218/tribeca/quiz-are-you-part-of-nycs-middle-class 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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This is real world MC. Not UB "afford a MC lifestyle" middle class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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Exactly. Granted, it includes all of boroughs. They also make a good point in the article that this varies very much on housing. A family who inherited a 3 br in Manhattan can afford to live there with a much lower income than a family that is buying today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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It doesn't make sense. My income is 41k. It told me that I make more than 67-75% of NYers. And yet, it also said that I am below middle class levels, which it says start at 47k for singles. [ Reply | More ]
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I think that's the point. One is where your income falls within the range, the other is what DeBlasio defines as MC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:01 PM Flag
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The numbers don't add up. How could I possibly make more than 75% of NYers? -->At 41k?? -->And if I am under-qualified for MC?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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I think because there are vast swaths of NYers who do not make any money or who live far behind the poverty level- so you make more than all of those people, plus the employed people making less than you. But "middle class" is more of a soft definition than having an income within a certain range of the median- it includes being able to afford housing, food, having access to medical care, etc. So it's acknowledging that it's difficult to do that on $41k (Specifically the housing. BTDT!!), even if 75% of all NYers make less than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Until what age can a child stay in a toddler bed? Mine is average height and not a big child. Thanks. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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Your post is ludicrous. And what age is current child? What height? Do they seem comfortable in tr bed currently or not? Give us a little something, or we can't help you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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OP: Seriously? People can't just say "my DC was in it until they were 4" or whatever? OK, DC is 2, 50th % for height and 25th for weight. I think in lbs that is about 23 lbs and in inches about 27? I only remember the %iles - my 3rd DC hence the quest for space saving by using toddler bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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OP: Seriously? People can't just say "my DC was in it until they were 4" or whatever? OK, DC is 2, 50th % for height and 25th for weight. I think in lbs that is about 23 lbs and in inches about 27? I only remember the %iles - my 3rd DC hence the quest for space saving by using toddler bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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OP: Actually just found the stats from last checkup - 24.5 lbs and 34.5 inches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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P.S. She is my "current" child but I have no plans to swap her out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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4-5. Most kids move into toddler bed around 3. My dd is still going strong at 4 and is in the 90th % for weight and height [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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OP - thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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Same. Mine didn't want a new bed at 4 but transitioned into her new one at 4.5 with no problem. Our ped said keep them in toddler bed as long as you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:02 PM Flag
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Mine is 3 and still very happy in his Stokke crib. He is very comfortable and has plenty of room even with a few stuffed animals. He can't climb out because he wears a sleep sack still and loves it so much he like to hang out in it in the mornings and gets pissed when we take it off. I guess he just likes the coziness of the whole thing and he is a great sleeper and is happy to go to sleep and play with his stuffed animal "friends." We won't need a big bed for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:02 PM Flag
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How do you get a sleep sack long enough? What brand? Ours is out of his Aden and anais and he wants to stay in one. I can't find one large enough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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I will look up brand when I get home. They are large or extra large. I think when I absolutely can't find one anymore I will just cut foot holes in this one but it still has 6 inches left so hopefully he will be over it by then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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^Also Stokke crib is great because low to the ground so if they did climb out they don't get hurt. We have not even taken off the side panel yet to make it a toddler bed. And no SN or issues with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:07 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm a sahm to a 4 and 2 yo with one on the way. We just moved from our house to an apartment while our new house is being renovated. This is tough!! How do you all do summers in tiny spaces with no backyards? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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Parks!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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Your issue is the car. Kids love public transportation. The trip is as important as the destination. Start taking the bus to different parks and mapping out the trip with 4yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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We've been walking to parks and taking the train, but I just want to send them to the backyard to play in the sprinklers while I get work done around the house! I'm constantly afraid we're bothering the neighbors with the noise. Also, I'm in my first trimester and exhausted, so this all feels much worse than it is, I'm sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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What work are you doing around the temp apartment? I understand the rest of it, but the neighbors are fine and they also must nap for a decent chunk of the early afternoon. Also, many SAHMs in the city have at least PT nannies, so there's that too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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Laundry, prepping meals, organizing various things for the remodel happening at our house. I'd consider a nanny, but this is way too small of a space to be around another adult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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PT. She takes them to the park from mid-morning until lunch, they nap after lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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Also, the kids no longer nap. That's part of the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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2yo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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2 years 10 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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She almost never falls asleep, but if she does she stays awake until 10pm. And keeps her brother awake now that we're all in a 2 bedroom apt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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When my two were this age, it was up and out of the house by 9am, park, museum, whatever, snack around 10:30am, lunch around noon, then quiet time at home for an hour or two - tv or music, legos, blocks, puzzles or playdoh, or napping. Then after 3, a quick local run around...ride scooters at park nearby, whatever. It is exhausting some days, especially pregnant and very hard to get anything else done at home. I'd suggest a sitter to take kids to the park for a few hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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I do your morning. But we don't go back out in the afternoon. Kids play at home while I putter around and make dinner. No one is home below us before 5 anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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This is all great info. I know it seems basic, but this is such a change for us. Sounds like plan on being out in the mornings and resting in the early afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 10:26 PM Flag
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I would have a babysitter come for 4-5 hours in the morning. You can sleep in a bit and then get up and have 3 hours or so for work and meal prep stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.15, 11:10 PM Flag
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