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[ - ] DH and I went out last weekend, doing something we don't normally do and mixing in a (large, outdoor suburban) crowd we are usually exposed to in an area we don't really know. There were mostly families, mostly 30 and 40 somethings. Almost without exception, everyone looked so unhealthy, so sick. It just made me so sad. And then I read comments (like the ones under the death penalty post) about the US "outpacing 2,000 European civilization" in record time and think, 'Are you looking at the same country?" This is middle America, so haggard, so unhealthy. So on its way out. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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My advice to you, when you visit Europe next time, do spend some time in the countryside and also so of the ghetto areas of major European cities. Then come back and talk to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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what do you mean unhealthy and sick? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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What about them looked so sick and unhealthy? Are these a bunch of meth addicts or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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NO what she means was probably that the women weighed more than 6 oz and wore a bigger size than 0. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Who are your girl crushes? And what does that say about you/your demographics? I'll go first below 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr, and Chrissy Teigen. A -, HOP graduate school, HHI 500ish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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elvish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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Wouldn't it work better to state girl crushes, and have subsequent posters guess your demographics? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Op--yes that is more fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Emma Thompson [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Okay revise--state girl crushes/girls with styles you love [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] REAL TALK: Get kids out of the way early. No one wants to be an old mom/dad. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Nope. My dad was 39 when I was born. He was established in his career. We didn't have to move anywhere. He could spend money on me. He went to the gym and wasn't a fatty and still plays basketball with me to this day. He eventually started his own business so he had time to coach my teams and shit. Being a 25 year old dad is fucking retarded. And when that woman becomes a cunt at age 30, you're locked in. If you wait a little while longer you'll know if she's a good investment. Oh, but I forgot to mention that I was born with autism, so that might be a result of my dad waiting until 39 to have me. And when we play basketball, I run with my hands at my sides. I am Bbooooooom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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+10000000000000000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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my dad died at 55 yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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omg lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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You sound a tiny bit angry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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Liberty and self-determination are wonderful things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Some people want an education and a career first. Some people have no money to have children until they earn it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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-1. Just cop dat SEC school art history degree and get married. Careers are flame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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EVEN REALER TALK: Have kids when you can afford them. If you need to wait, wait. Nobody wants to support your kids and your kids will have things that they need and want. Not all 20yos can provider for a kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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You are dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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And the yawner threads begin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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they all think they did the right thing to be granny moms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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only the lower classes give birth very young [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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This, but it's too late for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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You should move to Somalia where the average age at first child is like 18. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Hey, my parents were in their 40s when they had my brother and me over 50 years ago. We never realized they were older than other parents for the longest time because, well, kids don't notice this stuff. Get over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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I didn't want to be an older mom, but that is how it happened for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:44 PM Flag
[ - ] One of my mom friends always wears mismatched earrings. At first I thought it was a mistake, but every time I see her she has two different earrings on (like one diamond stud and one gold hoop). What is this? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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She's an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Haha. She lost one diamond stud and is faking her way into her own kind of fashion statement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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This was once a style in the 80s new wave scene. Maybe she's reliving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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hmmmm maybe. she is pretty conservative otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Her personal style. The lady who recently thought little of the women in her community who all wore the same things would be mighty impressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm a 'secretary'. I have slept with my most recent boss and the one before him. Does that make me a cliche? Whore? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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You are only a whore if you get paid for sleeping with them. Since you work for them anyway and get a salary, you are not a whore, you just make poor choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:42 PM Flag
[ - ] dd is 6 and we only have 12K saved for college way behind right? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Way, way ahead of most people. I would guess most have 0 saved, even those with DC in HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have theories on all the plane crashes happening? 4 major ones this year! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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What other 2 major ones besides the 2 Malaysian Airlines ones? FWIW I feel really bad for that airline, the one missing jet they might be partially to blame on (if their pilot really did do it on purpose), but the ukraine thing they had zero control over, and I bet they will be bankrupt pretty quickly after 2 huge crashes in 6 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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one in taiwan and one today in Africa [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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The taiwan one was a small aircraft and it was trying to land on a small island in the middle of an actual monsoon. That's like if a corporate jet crashed while trying to land on Long Island during the worst part of hurricane Sandy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Those african airlines are notorious for having horrible safety records. Doesn't the nigerian airline crash like 3 planes a year on average, or so it seems? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Yes but this one was operated by a Spanish charter company on behalf of the Algerian flag airline. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Oh, I thought it was owned by the Spanish company but operated by Algeria- meaning, the safety checks and the pilots etc. were all operated by Algeria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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sounds like it was the storms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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Yeah, but I feel like even a small US domestic plane (like, a spirit air flight between two no name cities with 80 people on board) isn't going to crash if it goes through some thunderstorms. Otherwise we'd have US plane crashes every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Malaysia Air is like 70% owned by a government investment fund which will likely take it over entirely and lose money behind closed doors. THey have a messed up business model. I am struck by how few Malaysians were on both flights. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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More planes in the air, more accidents. DUH! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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I feel like things happen in waves. Still safer to travel by air than drive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Safer by like a thousand times, agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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4 out of, like, a million take offs. And one was shot down on purpose, and one was the result of a crazy pilot (most likely). The other 2, I'll give you. But they were small planes run by small airlines in third world countries, both flying through shitty weather. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Still safer than riding in a car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you use to label kids school folders and notebooks. For example need to label with name and "MATH". I tried using tape and paper last year but it got really dirty looking after 1 month. Thanks! 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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masking tape and permanent marker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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You CAN use sanitizing wipes on books and notebooks, you know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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wtf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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you're kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Um, no...School things get filthy. Quickly. I use wipes on DS's notebook covers, textbook covers and folders. They do look grimy and after you use wipes they do not. What is wrong with cleaning school supplies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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np: I think you missed the dripping sarcasm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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I don't think the sarcasm was called for. And no, I did not miss it. I just chose not to reply in kind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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"Um...no"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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You think that was sarcasm on my part? Then I certainly did not mean it as such. Its the way I talk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Sharpie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Label maker or sharper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Just put a piece of super clear transparent tape (the one used for shipping package) over the label, it will stay clean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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Waterproof labels [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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I get labels with my DD's name. I use a Sharpie to write Math right on the spiral or folder. If its a plastic cover, I use a plain white label and write Math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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my son writes on them himself with sharpie. i do not organize his school supplies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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You are obviously a much better mother than op. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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We have a label maker and it's a good project for DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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I cannot even believe this thread. HOw do you people get dressed every day, assuming you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:44 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you send to kids at sleep away camp. 11yo ds is there for the first time. I know he is indifferent to update letters from me. I sent some photos of friends and families. Not allowed to send packages. Any ideas of little things (no food) to send in a letter sized envelope? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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If he doesn't care, why bother! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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This. All you can really do is say "we miss you! Here's what we've been up to!" and if he tells you he doesn't care about those then there isn't much else you can send. Although I'd probably still send a weekly "we miss you!" note just because. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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op: I couldn't imagine not sending him mail, so I do - just a couple times per week. I'm interested to see when he comes home if it turns out that he liked getting the mail or really didn't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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Yes, send mail. Everyone likes to get mail! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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That's what I figured. I'm having his little sister draw pictures for him and sending those two. He adores his little sister so maybe he'll apprecaite her picutres. I have no idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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how about aunts and uncles? or IL's to write to him too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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Can you send a comic book? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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That's a great idea! Thanks. I just found a minecraft comic book on amazom. I'm sure that will be a hit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Not allowed to send packages??? What is this...Camp Auschwitz? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Still too soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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wow. really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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My guess is that she means food. Many camps do not allow food due to nut allergies. You can send books, magic cards, comics, soduko, mad libs, etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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op: they said nothing bigger than a 5x7 envelope. No packages will be opened. They hold them until the end of camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I'm a bad mother. I send food anyways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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She probably equates food with love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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NP - Italian mom here... Of course food equals love!!! It's how Italian moms make sure their baby boys always come home. We feed them better than they can eat anywhere else. ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Wish I was an Italian boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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Come over. I'll Cook for you. Wine too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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How lovely! : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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probably because her food is better than camp food and the child deserves a treat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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MONEY! They probably get to buy stuff at a canteen or on trips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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No money allowed. Each kid gets three trips to the canteen a week and can pick two items. The cost is already included - no money necessary. They also give each kid $20 per trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Madlibs [ Reply | More ]
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Mad Magazine, Sports Illustrated, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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I always buy funny cards at the store. DS loves them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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I hide sticks of gum in my letters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:43 PM Flag
[ - ] My 21 yo DS is very superficial when it coes to the girls he dates. His father and uncles encourage it, saying things like "well he's a guy, of course he cares about how big her boobs are." WWYD? It's really bothering me, I am worried DS is going to end up with a bimbo for a wife. 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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You'd probably prefer a gay ds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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he could still be superficial, which isn't ideal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Did your DH & uncles wind up with bimbo wives? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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My DH was not superficial like that. Uncles are either divorced or unhappily married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Oh, no, of course he wasn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Give that he has parents who make assumptions about people based on their bodies, the chances are good. Large breasts do not necessarily mean bimbo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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Yes I know that, but I'm worried DS cares about physical looks above everything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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He's 21! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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He's 21. Land the chopper. 21 year old guys date women based on looks alone all the time. Then, after a few months, break up with them because they get used to their looks and they realize their personalities don't mesh. Eventually, one of the girls who attracted them WILL have a personality that meshes with theirs, and they will live happily ever after until he hits a mid life crisis and has sex with the 22 year old intern. The end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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lol, that's about right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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he is not looking for a wife he is looking for a date. Guys want to date girls whose look they like. Your son likes boobs, so what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Why shouldn't he look for a wife? He's not getting any younger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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He is 21...The only people marrying at that age are trailer trash or super religious. I assume he is not one of those? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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No, but he already graduated college this spring, will be 22 in a month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Then you got an wunderkind. Lucky. So now he has to hey a job, make money, establish himself, hopefully pay off some loans (if any), get a place to live etc. Then he can start looking for a wife, who will hopefully be his match in all those things. And if she has big boobs, then even better :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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A wunderkind? He is the normal age for a college graduate. August birthday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Why did this not bother you when selecting his father? It sounds like the apple doesn't far from the tree, and there's nothing you can do about it now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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I did not know DH was such a chauvinist pig. I am not particularly "hot" or bimbo-like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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This is something that has only now come to you attention?! This seems rather difficult to believe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Sounds like he has some growing up to do. Luckily he's only 21. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Does your son have a sister? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Yes, older sister and younger brother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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My 4 yo is obsessed w boobs. They're right to a certain degree but it's your job (and your DHs) to make sure that he understands what love and relationships are about Lon term. In the meantime you need to accept that he's a boob man. ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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You sound just as judgmental. I have large breasts and a thin physique and I'm an engineer, not a "bimbo". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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op, ugh I am not saying that big boobs = bimbo. I am saying that DS seems to ONLY care about physical looks (and not just boobs). He doesn't seem to care at all about personality or compatability or anything like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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OP.... he is 21 years old. Get out of his bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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He's 21. That's the way they think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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You are an engibimbo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Worse things than a pretty, sexy wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Can't believe you, your DH and BILs discuss your DS's GF's bodies. That is creepy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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All the old guys are jealous and living vicariously through him. They're hopping he's going to bring one of these fresh young things home for their visual consumption. Men are pigs that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Here's something I don't understand about Europeans and the European media - why are they so obsessed with US death penalty cases? Executions in the US are often top news on European news sites, but only minor news in the US itself. It's a weird obsession over there. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Because they are fascinated by the only developed country that still uses the death penalty. If you look at a map of the death penalty, we are the leaders along with ass backwards muslim countries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Nope, it's not that. While US death penalty cases are top news in Europe, Japanese/Taiwanese/Singaporean cases are not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Europe doesn't feel jealous towards asians. they are jealous of america so they always look for ways to make us look bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Because in Europe there is generally no death penalty. It makes America look really primitive. Especially when they can't even do it in a humane way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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By that logic, Japan would look "primitive" for using the death penalty, even though its murder rate is significantly lower than in EU nations themselves. That wouldn't make sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Perhaps, but does Japan mess it up as often as the US does? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Japan uses hanging rather than byzantine "cocktails" cooked up in a meth lab somewhere. The US method of execution makes no sense whatsoever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Because they find it barbaric and savage. We, on the other hand, have a more casual relationship with inflicting death upon eachother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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When I lived in Europe, I had huge amounts of fun declaring I was pro-death penalty (more or less) when the topic came up. I'm not sure whether I could have said anything more barbaric in their eyes, short of "I eat children" or "let's decide income distribution by a death tournament". And they also could never understand that death penalty policy was a matter left to our states, so they kept complaining about Congress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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A lot of people don't understand that, either. When you say you lived "in Europe", do you mean on an army base? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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Because they want to find something, anything, that will allow their narrow little faces to look down at a country, which with less than 400 years of history, easily outpaced "civilization" that took them 2,000+ years to build up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Are you being funny? LIke "The Onion"-funny? Wander around a shopping mall on the weekend, and you'll see how "civilized" we are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Because in Europe everyone is acting like nobility, they fart not, shit not and use no curse words. They float above ground on their exalted Europeaness and read Socrates during breakfast, instead of morning news. Woman please! Stop idealizing Europe. I don't get this stupid American obsession with everything European. They are people, same as everywhere else. Not better not worse, and just as high or low class as anywhere else, as their circumstances allow. Stop this stupid Euro worship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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I don't get it. I'm pretty liberal except on that one issue. I think we should have a swifter justice system and more death penalty verdicts. Of course, in my world, the death penalty could only be carried out of there was no question, whatsoever, of guilt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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I think our obsession with killing people is weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Yes because in Europe no one ever killed anyone. Legally or otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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Thank You! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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I don't see how it is an obsession. In the US, there are almost 15,000 murder cases per year, and only a few dozen death penalty executions. If anything, the system goes well out of its way to avoid giving people the death penalty. Texas had 1,144 murder cases in 2012 and carried out 15 executions that year - hardly an obsessive pace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Guillotine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone on this board is obsessed with "vanity sizing" and always posts things like "A size 14 is REALLY a size 20." OK this is total bullshit, I am a size 12 in today's clothes, and I have size 12 clothing from 20 years ago that I still wear. Vent over. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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that person cracks me up.."I wear a size 8 because of stupid vanity sizing, but I know I'm REALLY a size 22! OMG SO FAT" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Someone posted they were a size 14 and she wrote, "OMG that is really a size 20, you are going to get diabetes and cancer." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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totally depends on brands. At banana republic I used to be a size 6-8 now I'm a 2-4, and I haven't changed sizes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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This. I have clothes in my closet from 15 years ago, and I have everything from a 0-8 (and it all fits). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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This is true and it's why I love banana republic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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My two cents: when I shop at a vintage store and try on something that looks like it is from the fifties, a size ten is tight on me. I wear a size 2-4 when I shop at Banana Republic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Packer Collegiate a good school? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 07.24.14, 04:45 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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very. and getting more and more buzz. beautiful building too. Ok lower school, excellent middle school and really good high school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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Sure, but there are also public schools that are similar (although peer group, while just as smart, not as rich). The facilities are nice. Their high school is fine, but kids choose to leave for good publics too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Is warby Parker the place for someone with HHI of 60k to buy new glasses? Do they also do rx sunglasses? Thanks! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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No, they have a strict 100K HHI cutoff to even step foot in the store. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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Before or after taxes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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yeah weird question. WTF op. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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I think may she meant that if you make $60K ($45-$50 after taxes) you are unlikely to spend several hundred dollars on a frame. So she was probably asking the price range in that place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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My optometrist friend says the problem with Warby Parker is that you need to have your eyes measured professionally so that the lenses are properly centered on the eyes. Otherwise, you look like you have wonky eyes. IMO, Costco is a better option if they have a frame that you like. Plus, they offer progressive lenses for $125. There was a really interesting article in the latest Costco magazine comparing their progressive prices to other places. Because they have their own enormous, state-of-the-art laboratory, they can offer these lenses for a great price. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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You sound like a Costco rep! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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Haha. Maybe I should be. Seriously, if you can find frames that work for you there (keep checking--the stock changes all the time), go for it. My optometrist friend totally understands when I buy my glasses at Costco, because she just can't compete--even though she gives me wholesale pricing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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WP is crap. You can't adjust them, the Rxs are often wrong. Great PR, though. They show up here every week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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DH just got new glasses from Warby Parker. He had the exam done there, and he's very happy with the results. $125 total, including extra thin lenses and glare coating, and they did the adjustment when he picked them up. They look very nice, too. Highly recommend, but I think you have to go to their showroom rather than doing it by mail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:15 PM Flag
[ - ] How good do your SATs need to be to be a National Merit Scholarship winner? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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It is your PSAT score, actually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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Only for the semi round. finalists are based, in part, on SAT. Number depends on your state. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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depends on your state [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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I think you need the top score on your PSAT to be a semi-finalist (first step to getting a scholarship) if you live in NJ, and NY and California also require higher scores. A low score can make you a semi-finalist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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^A low score can make you a semi-finalist in a state like Wyoming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Describe your husband in one sentence. 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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Like a gay best friend with a penis I can use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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He is a good provider that is good in bed too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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mmmm, my kind of man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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He's fatter, poorer, and balder than when I married him, but a very nice guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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I get fatter and balder, but how did he get poorer? Did ya help him to do that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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Worked at lehman, had lots of stock...had a few jobs after that but essentially aged out in mid 40s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:45 PM Flag
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sucks....but at least he is nice..this is "gold", a lot more important that money. Better a poor nice guy than an asswipe with an overstuffed bank account. I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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THIS. Everyone thinks bankers are loaded. If you worked for a shop that went under the employees lost years of income. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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he is awesome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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Lovely dad with grouchy manners [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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My man is smooth like Barry, and his voice got bass; A body like Arnold with a Denzel face; He's smart like a doctor with a real good rep;And when he comes home he's relaxed with Pep; He always got a gift for me everytime I see him; A lot of snot-nosed ex-flames couldn't be him; He never ran a corny line once to me yet;So I give him stuff that he'll never forget;He keeps me on Cloud Nine just like the Temps He's not a fake wannabe tryin' to be a pimp;He dresses like a dapper don, but even in jeans;He's a God-sent original, the man of my dreams [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Np. I guess that old be a sentence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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^^^could be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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You old fools did not get the Salt and Pepper reference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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Different audience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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what a man what a man what a mighty good man!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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He is a hard worker, conscientious, great with the kids but doesn't always handle stress well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:46 PM Flag
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Sweet, aloof, pretty great in bed but not really suited to my tastes (rough). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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he's got a really handsome face, gotten a little chubby in the last few years. works very hard to help provide for our family. great in bed. amazing father to our kids. funny, smart. i pretty much hit the lottery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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does he make a ton of money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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no, not at all, but he works really hard to make what he does. and it's just seeing that that makes me really love him. and he makes sure he coaches and gets home for stuff when he can. he's a really terrific Dad. still brings me home flowers and does nice stuff for me. he's a great guy. i'm really lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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omg! really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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yah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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Wondeful person and I'll miss him when he's gone (assuming I'll outlive him). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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LOL, already planning his demise! BWWWWAAAHAAAAH!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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I had a feelig someone would note that once it was too late to retract! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Fantastic dad, loyal but temperamental spouse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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He's a god and so out of my league in terms of looks, body, money, family, personality, parenting, etc. He pursued me, ironically and I love him to bits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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aw i'm sure you're exaggerating. i'm sure you're in his league but good for you for landing a hottie! ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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He's stereotypically wealthy and controlling (not in an abusive way, he just has to win at everything) but he's a semi-decent father and extraordinary in bed (sex is the only time I feel intimate with him). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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thats a crazy long sentence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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He is a real man who is also super nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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what do you mean by real man? just curious not being snarky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Oh, I just mean he enjoys fixing things around the house, he's handy, can change his oil, he's strong, etc. as opposed to some of the more effeminate or labor-averse men that I know in the city- you know, the ones that don't know how to fix a running toilet or that can't throw a ball with their kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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Chubby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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Good person, but scattered, disorganized and prone to hoarding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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