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[ - ] Deciding between iPhone 5c or 5s. 5s is $75 more. Is it worth the extra expense? I don't need a slow motion camera. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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I have a 5s. It's very nice that it recognizes my thumbprint in the button, which means I don't have to type in my passcode to unlock it. I had a 5 before. Am enjoying the 5s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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The 5c has a bad brand as being cheap. They didn't sell many. Depends if you can live with that for the x number of years you plan to own it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
[ - ] My kids' camp allows them to have unlimited "juice" all day. It's some kind of red kool-aid concoction. Would this bother you? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Yes, it would. Can you send a thermos with water? Is this sleepover? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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No, day camp. I send water but I know DC drinks the juice, he comes home with red stains all over his shirt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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Let it go. Unless your child has a medical condition that precludes him drinking red "juice" it's really not a big deal. What happens at camp, stays at camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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who cares. at least they are staying hydrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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Get a real problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Yes, it would bother me. I would tell dc that there are limits to how much juice he/she can drink from camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone read dliated? His take on Blake Livelys new blog has me snorting my coffee out my nose. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Do you mean dlisted? Yes, that guy cracks me up. The "artisanal shit" part was awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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LOL. Yes, dlisted. My autocorrect doesn't like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm going to a charity function in a beach suburb at a nice hotel. I'm in Sydney. The dress code is "Semi-Formal". I have been undecided about what to wear, have posted my original choice once before but I'm still undecided. I just found at that there will be a band playing that normally plays at pubs in the area.. so it's that kind of vibe.. 80s pub music. So which dress would you wear? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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black dress. good earrings. no on shoes---the point of that dress is the long legs. you don't want to have an ankle strap. spindly sandals are better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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yep you're right, that's a bugger as I have those shoes already and I do wear them a lot but normally with knee-length pencil skirts which works [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Definitely the blue one. The black one looks like New Years Eve, but uptight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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no long, casual dresses for a hotel setting. only works on a beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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the hotel is on the beachfront, across the road. it will be spring here. here's another one of the black dress.. not uptight (I didn't share this one as I don't like how it's styled, I think it looks a bit trashy here but I have seen lots of photos of the dress where it looks lovely) http://www.asos.com/free-people/free-people-dress-with-scallop-lace-detail/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4235397&clr=Black&SearchQuery=free+people+dress [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Can I wear this to a beach wedding? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:15 PM Flag
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I don't think you should wear that much white! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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That's why I was hesitant. What if I wore a matching pink shawl over shoulders? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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Sure, but it is not cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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OP: I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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It's very pretty. And plenty of pink on it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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What about this instead, maybe with a belt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:21 PM Flag
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like the coral color. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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I already own this dress in two colors. Haven't worn but am considering sending it back. I am large chested and the fabric is a bit tight across the chest. I do like the material but a bit too casual for a wedding, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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I already own this dress in two colors. Haven't worn but am considering sending it back. I am large chested and the fabric is a bit tight across the chest. I do like the material but a bit too casual for a wedding, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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This is better. Don't do the white one, unless you are the bride by chance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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Frumpy!!! Wear the first one. Cute and not too white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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This. Not a fan of knit for more formal events. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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I vote yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Great price. Sure. Shawl will help if you are worried about the white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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adorable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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too much white [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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oh ffs - people aren't going to get her and the bride confused. Take a chill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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i'm just saying if she's buying a brand new dress, why buy a white one for this occasion? i wouldn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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I think it is fine for beach wedding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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I like them both. I think the white one is obviously not "bridal gowny" so it shouldn't be an issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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This. I don't get that response. It's summer. Summery clothing is white or light colored. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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The wedding is actually in late October but in Southern California where the hottest months are in the fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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I don't like it, but thanks for sending me to that site--they have some great kids stuff on mega sale right now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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This. I love Garnet Hill, but usually too $$&. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks. I ordered this in black already so will see how it fits and may order, just to have on hand, for niece's wedding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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how old are you? I prefer those jersey ones, I think this pink and white one is a bit lacy and a bit white. What colors do you have the others in? I think for a beach wedding those dressed up would be perfect.. nice shoes and jewellery etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:55 PM Flag
[ - ] i was in a meeting yesterday. pretty senior folks were in the room (group heads at large investment bank, 20+ years experience, etc). they brought the summer intern along. everyone had to introduce themselves. the intern says he's a summer analyst and a "rising senior at Princeton University". uh, thanks bud. we've passed the point that your college is impressive. 47 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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aren't you touchy? Would it have made a difference if he went to Podunk U? I think an intern typically introduces him/herself with a mention of what college he/she attends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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+1. Sense OP is a little threatened by it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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lol. no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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Um, yes. Where a college student intern goes to college is, in fact, very important and is clearly a key part of "who he is" to the summer employer and would be customary for him to say. The only reason you would have an issue with it is if you were threatened by it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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sigh. when i went to harvard, idiot guys used to go out to bars and drop "the H bomb". it was a$$hole behavior then and it's a$$hole behavior now. the fact that the little 20 year old thought the people in that room would be impressed with his college just went to his cluelessness. it was worth a chuckle, which was why i posted here. and perhaps a cautionary tale for those of you w/ kids at good colleges. dont have them lead with it in a room full of people who understand that is the cost of entry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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^^^OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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Um, sigh. It's where he went to college. Not a big deal. It's only the "H bomb" if you want it to be. Faux modestly with is even worse. "Boston" oh, where? "well, actually Cambridge" oh, Lesley u? "No a school nearby" MIT? "Well, no, actually....[dramatic pause]....Harvard". He clearly didn't do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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so who's insecure about where they went to college now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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How did you get that? Nobody does this from other schools. Have you ever heard someone from Yale play coy like this? Of course not. The H-bomb is an affectation done on purpose and by undergrads only. Of course, so is pretending that you don't know what they're doing and so asking if they went to Lesley or the like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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newflash: nobody cares where you went to college. i am sorry if that's all you've got. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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You felt a need to add that you went to Harvard bc you were getting defensive and relied on it in your BS anecdote. If you can't justify your point without saying where you went to college. Maybe it's just you with the issue. As we are all saying here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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Lay off- it's part of his identity. I wouldn't use 'rising', but lots of kids do these days. I would make it seem not a big deal by saying "Princeton" without "University" but no big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Part of his identity?? Lol -NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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It's part of any intern's identity, jackass, esp on his first day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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i love the turn of phrase here. yes, it is part of the intern's identity as a JACKASS. he confirmed it perfectly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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RIGHT?! i think the posters here who are supporting the intern are ones whose highest and best achievement was college. no wonder... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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every person in that room had two ivy league degrees. he was just clueless. OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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I think that is relevant to a college intern. Not sure why you are upset. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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did he use the term "rising senior"? I still don't know where this phrase came from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Used everywhere when students are between grade level. How old are your DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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np: I think it started as a law school thing @10yrs ago. People would say rising to indicate what level they were as a summer associate (usually between 2l-3l but sometimes 1-2). Then it just stuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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My DS was referred to as a rising 1st grader almost 20 years ago. I think it has been in use by school districts for a long time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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where do you live? curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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No, this has been around forever. People say "rising first grader" to avoid confusion in summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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in college. only place i've ever heard this is on ub. When younger, we'd say "going into 4th grade" or "he'll be a senior in the fall". I just don't know where "rising" senior started. It's not a nyc term. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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ITA. Law school poster above. Grew up on west coast and went to prep school. First time I ever heard it was in letters/emails from law students look for help in getting jobs. We didn't use it when I was in law school. Boston. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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This is common vernacular everywhere - it means you are going into that grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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Since the followup question every time he says he's an intern is "where are you in school?" he probably started adding that by the end of his first week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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Future Schmuck In Training [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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indeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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That's a good 50% of the reason he was in the room and also far and away his best personal networking tool. How many others were Princeton grads? (I bet you know despite pretending it doesn't matter) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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everybody in that room had multiple ivy league degrees. the kid actually thought it was impressive. nobody was impressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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How did he think it was "impressive" in your eyes? Just because he mentioned it? Or did he pause dramatically and say "Princeton" like the Captain from Gilligan's Island? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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there was defnitely an air of "arent you impressed" in the statement. he was young and clueless. for his sake, i hope somebody took him aside afterwards and told him to drop the act [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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He was just saying where he went to college. That you have issue with it is odd. "hi, I'm Joe. I'm working in Sally's group this summer and will be a senior at Fordham in the fall. No biggie, right? You have an issue with it only bc he said Princeton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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the people on my team went to harvard and yale. uh, no. nobody found princeton impressive. nor did they seek to mention their colleges...or business schools...including the young guy who graduated last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Right bc they aren't interns who are temp hires and primarily students. They are FT employees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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This is normal behavior for interns. Probably wants people to know he is in job market for next year! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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Rising senior means he is going into his senior year. As an intern, isn't the most important thing where he goes to school? Ire did the is your boss in five years. Aren't you a little touchy and odd. Seriously, I can tell you are the bad apple. As a manager, your kind are the worst! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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What else is he supposed to say to introduce himself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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i'm x, a summer analyst. (just like his vp did before him) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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His VP presumably is a permanent employee and being VP in x group is his/her identity for the group. This kid is no doubt the intern in x group from Princeton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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No biggie. What else would he say - its a huge (if not the largest) part of his professional resume. I'd say "I have over 20 years experience consulting to the financial services industry"... he'd say "I'm a summer intern entering my final year studying Finance at UPenn" or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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You are really touchy. What if he had said, "I'm a rising senior at UMass." Would that have offended you? It's not his fault he goes to a good school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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really are you this miserable that you would shit all over an intern? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:07 PM Flag
[ - ] What has higher taxes and interest-a car or an engagement ring? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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Taxes and interest are calculated on the actual dollar value, not the particular item. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 11:54 AM Flag
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Clearly, this depends on the value of an item. Yet, cars also require liability insurance + collision coverage (unless for some reason you don't want it, e.g. It is a paid-off old beater car). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:11 PM Flag
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buy what you can afford. no interest costs if you pay in cash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:07 PM Flag
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Interest varies depending on you charge card or stores card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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If you have to get credit for an engagement ring then you can't afford it. I expect car financing has lower interest rate than cc which is most likely used to buy a ring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:48 PM Flag
[ - ] What does your family do on most Sundays? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 11:57 AM Flag
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During school year we go to church, kids often have sports, and we do fun stuff in the city like a museum or park. Summer we are either away or take a day trip to beach or to visit friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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+1 during the school year. in the summer, we are at the beach house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:06 PM Flag
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DH works every Sunday, so we hang out in the city. Nanny comes for a few hours. Kids go to park/playgrounds/swimming, etc. Family dinner and movie in the evenings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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Same nanny as during the week? Long week for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Different nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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Church, naps, movie & pizza. We do a lot on Saturdays, Sundays are pure relaxation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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Sleep and have sex (obviously we are CF) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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Why on UB then? Not minding, just asking. TTC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Ah, I remember those days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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