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[ - ] The only thing that surprised me about that interview was they only have 1 full length mirror in that house of narcissists 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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That surprised me, too. Of all the unlikely things, that was the most improbable. Ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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For filming purposes full length and eye level mirrors in general would be an issue because you could see the camera man and lights etc. so they probably remove most of them. Also they can be behind closet doors. [ Reply | More ]
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For some reason I came away with the vague impression that he was the one who was stealing his daughter's clothes, not his other daughter, and the mirror was his excuse for being in that particular room. Because dressing up in your daughter's bedroom is on the "off" side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:24 PM Flag
[ - ] My 8 year old son has a blinking tic that changes. For a long time, he would blink fast and frequently, but now he blinks occasionally but really, really hard (scrunching up face like he's wincing in pain). I'm pretty sure he has Tourette's because my husband has it. Does anyone elses' DC in Urbanbabyland have it and is there anything I can do about it? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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My ds used to do this, and I thought it was a tic for a long time. Turned out he needed glasses. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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What did your ophthalmologist say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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Well, we haven't been to see one yet. At the last school checkup, his vision was fine. He never complains about his eyes bothering him at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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When you told your doctor about it, and she examined DC, what was her opinion? Did she recommend you see a specialist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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Botox is a treatment, but get a MD diagnosis first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:19 PM Flag
[ - ] My iPhone 6's screen broke - any suggestions for a cheap place to replace the glass? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Go to Apple to fix it. I tried chinatown and the replacement is not good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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Use yelp, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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Shit. Everyone should have their iphone in a case. Without a case you are askimg for trouble [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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OP here- mine is in a case with a protection on the glass. The glass shattered under the protection [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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that's so meta [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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Someone posted a place the other day which replaces screens. Hopefully someone else will remember the name of it. [ Reply | More ]
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a bunch of places (aka computer repair shops) in the east village do this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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Shouldn't iphone 6 still be under warranty? Wouldn't Apple replace the screen for free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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I think that's for stuff that goes wrong with the phone itself. For screens or accidents you have to have purchased a protection plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:14 PM Flag
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OP here: I have insurance, but co-pay i $170 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:18 PM Flag
[ - ] I have some chocolate rice krispies cereal that I need to get rid of. Any recipes that don't include marshmallows? I don't want the common treats, I want it to be more of a cake style with crunch. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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just throw that shit out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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mix them into yogurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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I want to bake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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jgia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:18 PM Flag
[ - ] My 5 yr old DC is sitting on the couch, strumming on his ukelele and making up songs right now. #freakin'blessed 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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Cute! (but please, no hashtags :) ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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That is indeed feeling blessed worthy. Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Mundane question: I am re-doing dcs' rooms on a tight budget. Found some shelving things that seem like they would make pretty good headboards, but they are a few inches narrower than their bed frames, maybe 4 inches on each side if I centered them. Would this look weird? Inexpensive and easy, so I'm trying to make it work in my mind. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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^^I am terrible at decorating and visual/spatial things, so always need others' opinions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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Nah I think it fine. Put some artwork on each side to take up space? Or nightstands with lamps. Just so there's something there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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OP: this is what I am thinking. Planning to use some string lights above/around them, and they have nightstands with lamps. Was about to buy and then started second-guessing myself, as usual, but this is why things don't get done at our house! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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Go for it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Anybody from California? How's the issue of the draught going? I'm from NYC and we never hear any news about it over here. 86 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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Neither do we. We made our pool smaller, removed our grass and redid all the landscaping. You seriously hear nothing about it, everyone waters their lawns the same, everything looks lush and green and normal. The natural mountains/hillsides are more brown than green but that happens at some point every year anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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How did you make your pool smaller? The best method to get people to adjust is to reflect the scarcity of water on the water bills. If water costs say, triple of what it does when there's no drought, people would adjust right away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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We made a third of it into a kiddie pool, 18" deep, built a jacuzzi within it and made the deep end 6' rather than 10'. It was one of those huge 80s pools, used to have a diving board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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That's a shame. The diving board is one of the best parts of having a pool. Still, there's only so much water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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I like it better the way she redid it and seems much safer for the little ones as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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People here are way too concerned about safety, to the point of making childhood boring. If you don't learn to dive off a diving board, you'll never dive off the high dive or jump off cliffs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn09g1bwgDc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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i don't mind if my kids don't jump off cliffs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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No one will insure you if you have a diving board these days. End of an era. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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Bummer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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wow were those that dangerous? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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We have a toddler and a baby on the way. Also switched to saltwater. It will be much more usable overall, still with plenty of space to actually swim around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:12 PM Flag
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I've heard of saltwater pools, but don't know anyone with one. Is it easy to convert? How do you turn the water to saltwater - do you just add industrial salt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:20 PM Flag
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"Also switched to saltwater" i like this too!!! i'm a fan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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You can't get insurance with one these days! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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Everything you did is ineffective. You still have the same surface area, so you are still losing the same amount of water to evaporation every day. Changing the depth doesn't change the water loss; you have to change the length and width. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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"Changing the depth doesn't change the water loss" it changes the total water that's in the pool. sounds that's much more functional now than it used to be as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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That might save water if they were emptying and filling the pool annually, but they're not. Changing the depth saves water only on the initial filling; after that, they are losing the same amount of water as they were before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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how frequently people change the water in their pools? we did it at least annually (for deep cleaning) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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You did it wrong. If you do your pool maintenance right, you never need to empty it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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sounds like you are into putting a ton of chemicals into it. we aren't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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Np your pool guy might be lying to you to get paid for the "deep clean". You really don't need to. We have saltwater and never empty and refill it. No chemicals at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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Sounds like you're swimming in a bacterial and viral stew and wasting a bunch of water every year. A little chlorine, and kids with scrub brushes & a pool vaccum, is all you need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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We had a pool for 10 years and never emptied it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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Never. You only refill it if there is a leak or a total screw-up of chemical balance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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With steps and a planter and the in-pool jacuzzi we changed the surface area a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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i really like what you did, she sounds like a party pooper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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Lol. Thanks. There's always a party pooper... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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indeed!!! you can always count on a bitter one willing to pick up that role. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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The in-pool jacuzzi...which churns the water and heats it, both of which make it evaporate even faster... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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When it's on. For a few hours a few times a week... relax! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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People really still water their lawns? That's kind of ridiculous- the news stories I hear (once every few weeks) make it seem like you guys are going to be out of water within a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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i know! but... when it happens, the lawn will be green :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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That "out of water in a year" story was retracted. The "expert" was misquoted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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+1 No grass. We rent a house with rock gardens in front and back, bordered with succulents and cactuses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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NICE!!! it's much more realistic to the real environment, so it not only looks nice, but also less fake. [ Reply | More ]
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Do pools matter that much? Isn't it one time seasonal fill and done? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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The draught or the drought? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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Draught = British spelling of draft [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Exactly my point. Is OP asking about boating conditions or the water supply? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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A somewhat upscale community with fake grass: "Kevin Comerford, 43, installed 3,800 square feet of artificial turf in his backyard alongside a new pool and fire pit in Ruby Hill, a gated community outside San Francisco. He said he made the switch because maintaining his huge lawn took too much time and money, and he was hoping to lower his water bill, which runs to about $1,000 every two months." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/25/us/turf-means-some-california-lawns-require-no-water.html?_r=0 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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this guy was spending $6,000 on water PER YEAR though, quite the water waster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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Which is why he changed his habits and now uses a lot less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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What kind of mindset is needed for $6,000 in water per year for a family not be considered against the environment. Aren't they supposed to be environmentally-friendly in California? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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The me, me and me mindset. Kevin isn't a boomer, yet fell for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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Pardon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:14 PM Flag
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Why are you hung up on the mistakes he *used to* make, instead of the improvements he made and how much more responsible he is now? Do you need to constantly prove other people are awful just to make yourself feel superior? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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hung up? LOL lady, he showed a complete disregard for the environment till the bill came up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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Will property values suffer? Having a great home when hot showers are a luxury doesn't seem right. “I only shower once a week. I do not leave the water running when brushing my teeth. I now use hand sanitizer (which I purchase) quite regularly, rather than wash my hands.” — Maureen Prystas, San Diego [ Reply | More ]
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“My husband and I use our iPhones to time a three-minute shower. This includes the time it takes the water to heat up.” — Teresa Brown, San Francisco [ Reply | More ]
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“I've been following the old saying, 'If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down' by flushing my toilet only every 2-3 uses.” — Lena T., La Cañada [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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That doesn't work well if you have stinky asparagus pee. Asparagus sales will suffer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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Also in NYC, I've paid attention to the prices of produce sourced in California. Avocados in particular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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i never buy avocados [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Thank god you won't be affected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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:-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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lol drought-insulated!!! [ Reply | More ]
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“Never washing my car. A dirty car exterior never hurt anyone.” — Linda Dow, Berkeley [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Easy to wipe down car exterior with a wet towel. Use Windex on windows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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We cut down to watering twice a week, lawn still green. Some neighbors have re landscaped with drought-tolerant yards which look lovely. We have high efficiency washer which I use on short cycle, I keep a five gallon bucket in shower to capture water and throw it on my roses. Our water costs are about $60 a month. So far it's NBD. [ Reply | More ]
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"Some neighbors have re landscaped with drought-tolerant yards which look lovely" so why don't you follow through? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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Because we have dogs and little kids who play on the lawn every day. Cannot play/run on the other landscape. We did rip out grass on the parkway and put in pebbles/concrete slabs/low-water plants. [ Reply | More ]
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right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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$60 a month is tiny. bet you have a very small yard then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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Front yard big enough for dogs and kids to run on. Backyard has a lot of concrete pavers with grass in between, and a pebble sitting area, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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great!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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I've lived in CA all my life. We've experienced extreme droughts before, and we've come through just fine. It isn't as big an impact day to day as some of the stories that make the news portray it to be. That said, I am considering getting rid of our front lawn and doing a native xeriscape. I've always liked that style, and now you practically get paid to do it. [ Reply | More ]
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"native xeriscape" it will also help people realize that they actually are living in a desert, as supposed to a place where water is plentiful. those lawns can fool people till water runs out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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This might be true of the eastern parts of Southern California, but it's actually closer to a Mediterranean climate. Most of our open, uncultivated areas are naturally green. [ Reply | More ]
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"closer to a Mediterranean climate" that's what we were talking just now with my dh. in CA people built as if they were in the American version of the Mediterranean. but the style of construction doesn't match a desert environment. homes in places that know they are set in a desert are styled appropriately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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NP - Have you spent much time in the areas of California that are actually a desert? The above poster is correct - anything west of the mountains and our climate is closer to the Mediterranean - which isn't to say all lush and green, but characterized by mild winters and dry summers. All of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and San Diego counties fall into this category. In and east of the mountains, you don't see huge sprawling lawns or golf courses - and only farming along aqueduct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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Sorry, I meant west of the mountains it's a Mediterranean climate. The east, obviously, is dessert. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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"I meant west of the mountains" that's actually real desert as well, masked with irrigation. if irrigation has to stop, CA will revert to mostly desert. just the thin coastal area is not a desert. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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"Arizona could be a preview of California’s future". What people dont' get is that Arizona is California's past as well, before artificial irrigation. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/03/drought_crisis_arizona_may_be_california_s_future.html [ Reply | More ]
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A huge drought in CA, AR, NV is what it's needed for developers to stop building huge homes in the middle of the desert, even worse when they build gulf communities in Nevada. Who couldn't have anticipated that water was going to run out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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Arkansas? [ Reply | More ]
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Arizona, Arkansas is fine water-wise [ Reply | More ]
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smh [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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What is a gulf community in Nevada? Are they building artificial seas with large inlets? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:12 PM Flag
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Not in CA, but I installed a push-button electric shower, so it's easy to turn the water off & on and still have it hot, so I only need to run the water while I'm getting wet or rinsing off shampoo/conditioner/soap. I run the water for maybe 3 or 4 minutes instead of 10 to 15. [ Reply | More ]
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this sounds very practical, but also kind of from the depression era [ Reply | More ]
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How so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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Your attitude is why there's a water problem. Being responsible is not just for poor people during depressions and recessions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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lol you don't need to stop flushing your toilet or take 2' showers. water usage is just like health care: a few abusing the system, like Kevin Comerford used to do spending $6,000 / year on water for his lawn. the government should over-charge the highest users instead of telling those consuming a tiny amount: brush your teeth tomorrow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:20 PM Flag
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You are ridiculous. He re-read that article for comprehension. He moved into a house with big water needs, and converted everything to use less. He did the right thing. 300 million people running water they don't need every day, is wasting a lot more water than one man who changed his yard as soon as he could. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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I do this too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Heading to a bridal shower this afternoon. Already had gift shipped from gift registry. Do I just show up with nothing in hand? not sure what proper etiquette is. Get a card at least? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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Card and a bottle of champagne, maybe [ Reply | More ]
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Champagne is excessive if she already got gift. [ Reply | More ]
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I would get a card so she can open card and acknowledge what is coming in the mail. Part of the shower is the showing off of the bounty, but a card will do it. [ Reply | More ]
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Showing off the bounty? [ Reply | More ]
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Showing off all the gifts the bride-to-be is getting. Bounty is a word for "look at all we're lucky to have." [ Reply | More ]
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Can you print off picture of gift and put in card? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Seeing clips of Bruce Jenner's interview. I think he was high, but in general, thinking good for him. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He didn't look stoned to me, but if I were him I definitely would have taken something for anxiety. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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he didn't look high, he looked like a loving and very likable guy... woman now I guess (but only saw the last 10' of it) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:39 PM Flag
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as a public advocate for sex change, that community couldn't have hoped for a better spoke-person. the only thing you can have against him is his over-exposure on the reality of the Kardashians, but that's on his ex wife more than on him. [ Reply | More ]
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If he put as much thought into his parenting as he does his cross dressing we might not have the Kardashian crap. Or Kylie getting molested by a Tyga. [ Reply | More ]
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What's a Tyga? [ Reply | More ]
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A 25 year old with a baby, screwing a 17 year old. [ Reply | More ]
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np. I could be wrong but I think it's a rapper [ Reply | More ]
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This! Good for him for using his platform to do some good [ Reply | More ]
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np. I was thinking it could have gone wrong if he'd come off as anything other than a level-headed, thoughtful, conscientious, extremel self-aware and intelligent type of guy. Even a hint of crazy could have been disastrous, but there was nothing at all along those lines. Home run. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. Hoping for some positive change... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:14 PM Flag
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What were you watching? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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Wow. You are seriously obsessed. So sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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For seeing a clip on a general entertainment program and having an opinion? It's not like I'm going to be thinking about this all day. Relax. [ Reply | More ]
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I have never seen the Kardashian show, but I was surprised at how sympathetic and insightful he seems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it really necessary to include gift receipt with the gift? I bought a night dress for my friend online. Accidentally i used DH's credit card instead of mine. Now DH's name is appearing on billing and shipping. It is looking bit weird. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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why does it look weird? [ Reply | More ]
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It looks like my DH bought her night gown. [ Reply | More ]
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no it doesn't, did you include a card? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes i am including a handwritten note. [ Reply | More ]
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then don't worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not going to look weird. It's going to look like you used your DH card to buy the gift. What's wrong with that [ Reply | More ]
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Money grabber. Living off her DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:08 PM Flag
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The weird part is buying your friend a "night dress" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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General Topics 04.25.15, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Was planning on a delicious 5mi run this morning (it's my therapy, only get to do it sat mornings) but I woke up with a cold coming on... Will the run make things worse? Or go for it anyway? For now I'm still feeling ok, just congested/sneezy/throat hurting etc 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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My DH is an MD and is of the opinion that a vigorus workout in the fresh air is a huge boost to the immune system. Gets blood flowing and your respiration rate up, clears you out. He hasn't taken more than one or two sick days in the last 15 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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Excellent! Thanks:) i'm off!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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Well I am an MD (interventional radiologist) and I believe that when you exercise vigorously with a respiratory infection, you make it worse. But OP can do what she feels like doing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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or. I know, it's not scientific or anything, and I wouldn't be like, hey just go run off that raging bronchitis, but OP said she still felt ok for the most part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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If it's in your head, go for the run. If it's in your chest, don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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I agree with that. I have found that when I'm getting a cold running helps keep it from going into my chest because it makes me cough, sneeze, etc. I do think that getting into running has kept me from my getting bronchitis which I used to always get Pre-running. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] question: what do all these extreme muslim organizations really expect to achieve with all their violent acts? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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The same things that extreme organizations of other philosophies and religions expect to achieve with their violent acts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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which is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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Elimination of the people who don't believe what they believe, domination of the world in this life, rewards in the next life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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Christian = crusades, KKK. jews = ethnic cleansing of Palestine. same shit, different name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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ITA!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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Hello? The eradication of the infidels. Of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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so their aim is to kill anyone that is not muslim? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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yes, and everyone not their type of Muslim. After they go for the Jews, they go for the Christians, then the other Muslims. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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so, they pretty much everyone to die? nice, but why? so they have zero tolerance for people that don't live anywhere near them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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are you this dim? The reasoning doesn't have to make sense to you. In fact it is inherently nonsensical. But that's what t is. Why are you trying to rationally understand it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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no need to insult someone that is asking questions to get a better understanding on a subject. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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Ah I get it. Ok. Keep trying to get a better understanding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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The whole world belongs to Allah, so any infidel anywhere is an insult to Allah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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enough Hasbara, the Muslims are reacting to the USA and UK invading them. the jews of Israel are fucked due to their own atrocities since Nakba 1948, they have only themselves to blame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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palistians have been blaming the wrong people, jews did not screw them egypt did... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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when it comes to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine the ones to blame are jews of Israel, jews abroad supporting the ethnic cleansing and the British who enabled it http://www.amazon.com/Ethnic-Cleansing-Palestine-Ilan-Pappe/dp/1851685553/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429968960&sr=8-1&keywords=ethnic+cleansing+of+palestine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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you can also blame the crazy Evangelical Christians of the south of USA, starting with those at CUFI, who want to see the Middle East destroyed to speed up the 2nd coming of Jesus. the fact that these radical warmongers are shaping US Foreign Policy is an embarrassment to every reasonable American. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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There will be a day when the rest of the world would like to drop a nuclear bomb on them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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they are a reaction to the extreme warmonger zionists we have drafting our Foreign Policy. USA should get the hell out of the Middle East, stop invading it will help a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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all extremists are problematic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:24 PM Flag
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exactly!!! those who only point to Islam forgetting the craziness of the judaism (ethnic cleansing of Palestine) or Christian (KKK, crusades) has an agenda, otherwise they wouldn't be so biased. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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but they are not just killing and bombing only americans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:24 PM Flag
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USA is invading THEIR countries and interfering with their leadership. what would Americans, already into mass shootings just because, do if a foreign country, say China invades several states? USA is killing with drones even Americans abroad, including an American kid in Yemen. What have you done against that? Do you call your decision makers in our government irrational extremist as well? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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that's just the bat shit crazy ultra-Zionist Pamela Heller. what these pro-Israel want is more chunks of the Middle East for themselves. so bombing it, weakening furthers their agenda. for real ads on the Middle East in NYC subways and other cities check the work of "Ads Against Apartheid". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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that's just the bat shit crazy ultra-Zionist Pamela Heller. what these pro-Israel want is more chunks of the Middle East for themselves. so bombing it, weakening furthers their agenda. for real ads on the Middle East in NYC subways and other cities check the work of "Ads Against Apartheid". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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so, all religions are the enemy? lenin was right!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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I fully agree about the "opiate of the masses" thing, but I think that's a good thing. There are a lot of people in the world who are followers, and religion keeps them quiet. Of course, in the US today, it's more like tv & movies & internet are the opiate of the masses - this is why we should be giving free wifi and smartphones or tablets to poor people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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You should read the piece in the Atlantic, What ISIS really wants. It's a death cult, essentially. They're trying to instigate the war that will bring about the end of times. They figure enough acts of extreme violence, and eventually they'll draw the western armies to meet them in Dabiq. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I think I made a mistake marrying DH, and I'm thinking about divorcing him. We met in NYC and now both live and work in DC, which we both like. But every time we visit my hometown in PA, he goes on and on about how "Stepford" it is, because people are nice to each other and take care of the public spaces. He calls it "surreal". He grew up in a town that was in a post-factory-close recession. I just don't think I can spend my life with someone who can only live one kind of life and will teach our children (assuming we have any) that small town people are "robots". Can people change? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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I think he is jealous of the child hood you had. Its understandable, try to talk to him more about his childhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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but he is correct... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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Have you ever talked about why he feels this way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Sure. He just says every time we're there, everyone seems fake, no one can be that pleasant all of the time, it's "weird" that people volunteer to do park maintenance and shop owners clean the sidewalks in front of their shops. We visited the week before xmas, and carollers stopped at the house collecting for a charity, and he said he thought he was being "punked". And it's not like we live in some war zone in DC. Our neighbors here are nice to each other and decorate for holidays and take care of their yards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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NP: So offer some examples of how things are not perfect and pleasant all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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Be like, this is what normal towns are like dude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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My sister is like that, but the opposite. She lives in a small town and loves it, but absolutely cannot accept that there is anything good about NYC. She visits us every few years but is negative the whole time - the sidewalks are dirty, people are nasty, it's crowded, how can anyone live without a yard... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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That is how I feel every time I visit nyc. Clearly I must be missing something. But my experience is always totally negative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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Where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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Durham, NC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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(I'm originally from Miami) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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I think his issues with your hometown are not about the maintenance of public spaces, LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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Tell him to quit verbalizing all of his thoughts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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+1 Unless you go to his hometown and talk about how dismal it is, he needs to bite his tongue more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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Some people can only think "binary". If something is good, it's opposite must be bad, and there is no in-between. I vote you dump him before you have kids, but if you try to save it, maybe organize a family get-together in a neutral location, with some of your family and some of his all in one place. If he admits that people aren't so different and can all get along, it's progress. If he insists that your family are being stepford while his are being real, you know he'll never bend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:25 PM Flag
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I can't see how this one thing - on its own - would be worth getting divorced over. It sounds like there are other issues (?) I think every couple has things that they disagree about. My DH, for example, only went to private school and I am public school all the way. I disagree with some of his attitudes, but I can't picture wanting to divorce over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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I hate to say it, but divorce him now. My husband is one of those people who can never just relax and be happy, and it only gets worse with age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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I'm not sure i would advocate for divorce over this, but I agree that in general these kinds of reflexive attitudes (coming, as OR suggested, probably from issues in his own childhood) do get worse with age. Can you imagine just laughing it off? If so, imagine laughing it off for the next 25 plus years. Just the reality of marriage, esp. for women. Men generally don't change, and they are not socialized to "be sensitive to other people's opinions". GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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Seems a really minor thing to divorce over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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Is he negative about other aspects of life or just this one thing? If it's only this, I would just let it slide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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You're going to divorce him because he isn't thrilled with your hometown? These are likely issues that could have been resolved before marriage and kids, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.25.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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