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[ - ] Why is it so hard to fire good principals? Has this story been discussed yet?https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-ps-333-manhattan-school-for-children-20190610-akl7iskhvbbhjpuah7fxcwbs5a-story.html 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:37 PM Flag
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fire? Or find? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:57 PM Flag
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I gather it's a hard job, considering you're managing staff and educators as well as hoards of unsatisfied parents. Working in a public agency myself, although not education, I totally get the reluctance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Dog owners, tell me: Do they really smile? I know they do something with their mouths that resembles smiling, but is it out of happiness? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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Well mine does it when she's hears she's going for a walk, and when I'm about to play ball with her and such. So I assume if I only see it at those "happy" times (her tail is wagging etc) then it has to do with her being happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:19 PM Flag
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Grew up with dogs and their excitement is exhibited in various ways. That's why many people like bears. They are a close relative of dogs and exhibit similar characteristics. Like "smiling." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:19 PM Flag
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I've learned something new today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:48 PM Flag
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I'm glad. Love. Bears. And, all the myths and not so myths associated with their lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:10 PM Flag
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Yes, you can tell by their mouths if they're content and "happy" or not. Depends on what your dog's happy face is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:21 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:44 PM Flag
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My mom had a huge fish in her aquarium that seemed to "smile" at her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:49 PM Flag
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I have a tile on the wall in my bathroom shower that smiles at me. Someone told me when I was a kid that marble was one of the levels of hell where souls were imprisoned for eternity, which is why you can see tortured bodies and faces in the veins if you look hard enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:05 PM Flag
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I recently saw in the NYT a picture of a man petting an alligator on the head, and it sure looks like that alligator is smiling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:57 PM Flag
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I’ve known a few that did, a couple of them did it on command. Just say, “Missy, smile” and she’d draw back her lips, show her teeth, and wag her tail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking for advice on something utterly and shamelessly materialistic: have always loved Bulgari watches after seeing them in men magazines as a teen/college student. Currently in Rome for the first time and have the urge to buy one on the lower end of their range (about $5,500). It’s stainless steel and leather - the same materials as my $50 Nautica watch, so this seems ridiculous if me to pay that much for a brand. But I achieved a significant career milestone this year, really want to remember this trip, and I do like the style of the watch very much. On the other hand, I don’t own a home and I am behind on where I’d like to be for retirement savings. No wife or kids and I grew up very middle class. Buy or don’t buy? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:53 PM Flag
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Buy something that will make you happy and remember your trip. If you are the type to collect watches from different places, this would probably be kind of a waste of money, but if you don't have another very nice watch and this is what you want, go for it. I probably way overpaid for a Rolex I bought at a hotel gift shop 13 years ago but I still swear it every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:57 PM Flag
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Don't buy. Have you searched for it in the US? I bet you can find it a lot cheaper in the US--either new or used. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:58 PM Flag
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I'm not known for my fiscal conservatism, but I'd probably buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:00 PM Flag
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There is no way you can compare a $50 watch to a $5500 watch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:14 PM Flag
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Well, they both tell time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:06 PM Flag
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If you know exactly the model etc, it would be worth it to take a few minutes to see what eBay can do for you. But, marking a career milestone is important and depending on your job, having an expensive watch signals success and can lead to more success. I would buy it (if I couldn't buy it used for less) and then double down on saving for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:33 PM Flag
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buy. I am conservative in my personal finances and over ten years ago I bought a watch for myself as a birthday present and I have worn it ever since. Always reminds me of that birthday milestone and my personal agency to do something like that even though I don’t need to routinely in the rest of my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:02 PM Flag
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No way would I spend that money if I wanted to buy a house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Hiring an English tutor for our fifth grade daughter. The Tutor charges $165/hour (lessons are at her place). She is well qualified, but not ivy educated. Is this rate normal? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:49 PM Flag
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I tell you, whenever I hear what NYC parents are willing to shell out to give their kids an "edge", I realize I clearly chose the wrong career. Tutoring is a ridiculously lucrative gig. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:51 PM Flag
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Plumbers make even more. It took two hours to fix a leak in the pipe and the bill was 500 bucks for one guy . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:53 PM Flag
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If that's what she's charging, it means she has enough clients who pay either that or very close to it. Is it worth it, it's a whole different question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:54 PM Flag
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WTH? That is absolutely INSANE. Actually, it's not insane that she asks for that kind of money, but completely insane that anyone would pay it! This is not rocket science. It's 5th grade English. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:56 PM Flag
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The writing on tests needs to be done very specifically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:07 PM Flag
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It's 5th grade! So ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:08 PM Flag
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Do you mean state tests? On the state test website (engageny or whatever) they had these samples of short and long response answers, and showed examples of writing that would be given a full 4 points vs. 3 or 2, etc. It was easy to read through these samples, get a feel for the "formula" that they're looking for, and then help my kid learn to write responses the same way. I let them know that this wasn't necessarily best practices for good writing, but you have to give them what they want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:17 PM Flag
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On the other hand, she went to grad school and probably has years of experience and certification. My maid charges us a ton for a couple hours of work and she doesn’t have college dept. if the tutor is a specialist and good in her field, then I’d pay it, if it will help my child. Just my honest opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:08 PM Flag
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*typo: degree. . Sorry, spellcheck on my phone is really difficult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:09 PM Flag
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What happened to being the parent and teaching your child yourself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:55 PM Flag
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No one seems to do that anymore. They outsource their whole lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:02 PM Flag
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I thought my DS's writing was only so-so at the end of 5th grade. I worked with him on it over the summer-- gave him some writing prompts, didn't ask for anything super lengthy, but then really went over what he wrote with him, showing him where he could do things differently. How to segue more smoothly between paragraphs, how to express an idea cohesively without making the reader connect the dots, good intros and conclusions, etc. Basic stuff-- easy to learn but difficult to master. Anyway, in sixth grade his teacher told me he was one of the strongest writers in the class. You do NOT need to pay $165 an hour for this kind of help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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Honest question - what exactly is she doing with your kid for that kind of money? My kids language arts classes (what our school system calls "English" in MS) at that age involved reading and discussing some books, starting to work on various types of writing (e.g. persuasive essay, personal narrative) but I'm trying to think about what a tutor could really do once a week and not coming up with a whole lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:07 PM Flag
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A fool and their money..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:12 PM Flag
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Pronoun... antecedent.... Someone needs a tutor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:15 PM Flag
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"They" is frequently used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun. You can read more about it here: https://www.dictionary.com/e/they-is-a-singular-pronoun/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:18 PM Flag
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Inclusive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:25 PM Flag
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someone needs to get with 2019 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:37 PM Flag
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Pretty much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:19 PM Flag
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Most we knew paid &150 few yrs ago for 1 hour. We paid $125 for 45 min [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:23 PM Flag
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I'm Ivy educated and will charge you $100/hr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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How many years teaching and for which grades is your certification? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:53 PM Flag
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Is this NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:57 PM Flag
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It's very high. $125/hour is more appropriate in NYC. Outside probably $90/hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:36 PM Flag
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Does Ivy educated really make that much difference for fifth grade English? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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This. So dumb. I graduated an Ivy and not a teacher. Teaching requires knowledge of how to find the areas a student is lacking and how to build upon them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:03 PM Flag
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The absolute best teacher at DC's school-- truly a gifted educator who knows how to reach each student and get the best from them-- has degrees from a total nothing college. Teaching is SO much more than where you went to school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:17 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD? My half-brother is 30 (I'm 48) and still lives with his parents and probably will for the rest of his life. Numerous issues, including inability to handle real life and immaturity. Whatever. It is what it is and it is SO not my problem plus, you know, he's my brother and he is sweet. Ok. He has decided he wants to have a relationship with my 12yo ds. Which is great. I think. Right now they're playing xbox remotely and i can hear them. My ds is so excited but he can be impulsive (plus he has adhd - but then so does my brother). Anyway, problem is 80% of the time it's all good but then every 10 minutes my brother will get annoyed with ds and I REALLY don't like the way he talks to him then. It's sharp and critical and dismissive. My ds doesn't understand that this is not ok. Loves plalying with uncle, doesn't have anyone else to hang out with now. WWYD? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:33 PM Flag
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This is actually the way boys and teens communicate over these games. Your brother is for all purposes still basically a teenager. Unless some clear lines are crossed, I'd let it be ... but there's no harm in coming in from the sidelines to let your brother know, "hey Erik I can hear you, just letting you know." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:39 PM Flag
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yup my brother has the emotional maturity of a 15yo, that's for sure. thanks for the feedback! I appreciate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:01 PM Flag
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To be honest, I'm kind of happy for you that they have managed to forge this relationship over gaming. It will probably be of benefit to both of them. But, they do "give each other shit", as they say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:09 PM Flag
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Yes, very normal part of online gaming!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:35 PM Flag
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So your ds is 12. You know how this whole generation of kids is anxious bc everything slight problem has been handled for them by their parents? This is a perfect example. Leave it be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:00 PM Flag
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I would talk to my ds and explain that his Uncle Jimmy has SN and that sometimes he can't control himself. ASK your dc how he feels. My brother was the same way and it was OK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:27 PM Flag
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My 13 yo DS and his friends (all a tight circle of friends since K) will be practically screaming at each other when they play Fortnite. Yet they realize it's just a game and go right back to being best buddies. It's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know of a basketball camp in Manhattan ( not Chelsea Piers). I know it’s late in the game but I need to find one for 12 year old DD. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:33 PM Flag
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can your 12yo dd come play with my 12yo ds (see above)? we're in manhattan! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:36 PM Flag
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Bsny and fastbreak on UES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:36 PM Flag
[ - ] A friend of yours is a divorced mom with one 14 year old dd. She no longer lives in New York but her daughter comes back to spend the summers with her dad. You see the dd riding her bike in Brooklyn without a helmet. Do you call her and tell her? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:31 PM Flag
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nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:32 PM Flag
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No. No one likes a tattletale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:33 PM Flag
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NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:34 PM Flag
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If my friend did this, I would just sigh and wonder why she doesn't mind her own business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:37 PM Flag
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Omg no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:01 PM Flag
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Text her and say you saw her riding her bike, and that she looked great. Maybe she'll ask. You could also mention that her hair looked great,,,she may think, hmmm....was she wearing a helmet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:03 PM Flag
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A post from next week UB: WWYD? I didn't have my DD over the weekend. I saw my friend from NYC called me, but I was out, so I ignored. The next morning I got a text from that friend so I thought maybe something was up. She was telling me that she saw my DD riding around exDH's neighborhood without a helmet. WTF? Why is she telling me this? If she's so worried why didn't she go to DH? Should I tell her to mind her own business?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:40 PM Flag
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Um, no. This is normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:44 PM Flag
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It is rare to see kids and teens biking with helmets in Westchester County. You see more adults, who are serious cyclists, on the road, maybe because they are going so fast alongside cars. Whenever I see kids at school on bikes, no one minds that they are without helmets. I don't think there is even a school rule about it, and if there is, even the principal, teachers and many parking attendants, don't mind one bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Could someone please send me a link to the 6/17 post about ranking Manhattan public high schools. Thank you very much. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:03 PM Flag
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Why do you need someone to tell you how to rank the schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:09 PM Flag
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so unnecessary and rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:10 PM Flag
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But true. Don’t let strangers inform these decisions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:14 PM Flag
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Oh for goodness sake, but somebody just send me the link please here is the title: rank Manhattan public high schools excluding specialized . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:25 PM Flag
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I would find it the way you would by sewarching back for a few pages [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:01 PM Flag
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None of us have it, go hunt for it yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:55 PM Flag
[ - ] I can only say this anonymously. Just yesterday I posted that I felt like we were hemorrhaging financially this month due to various large expenses all hitting at once (and I acknowledge that many of the expenses were of a type that make this a first-world problem, not a true financial crisis). Nevertheless, I was stressed about it. Then last night DH came home and received almost $20K as a bonus which is outside of the normal bonus/stock/raise cycle which comes in August. Timing couldn't be better. Just had to share and I can't in real life. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:54 PM Flag
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That’s great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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Thank you! And the recognition gave DH a confidence boost so it was a great day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:58 PM Flag
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Don’t you wish you could bottle that feeling for a rainy day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:01 PM Flag
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Indeed! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:35 PM Flag
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Lucky you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:04 PM Flag
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I missed yesterday's post but happy for you after reading this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:09 PM Flag
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Nice! Just don’t tell the relatives you helped out — it might persuade them to come up with a new crisis! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:15 PM Flag
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Lol! I didn't say a word! Funny that you remember my post--I got flamed (predictably) because of the types of expenses I had, so thanks for being happy for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:37 PM Flag
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Eh — ignore the flames. You were kind to help out. Plenty here would have said no and then called to see where they are on the wait list for a Birkin bag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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happy for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:24 PM Flag
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This just happened to us....dh received a surprise check in the mail for $8k from a class action suit he doesn’t even remember being involved with! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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Wow! That's awesome! Enjoy it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:51 PM Flag
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Wonderful! Happy for you even know I don’t know you :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:03 PM Flag
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Awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Clever way to post a FB pick of a graduate. 8th. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:46 PM Flag
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???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:50 PM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:35 PM Flag
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Congrats Billy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:50 PM Flag
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This is a highschooler. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:00 PM Flag
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Anything other than "And just like that..." would be a welcome change on my FB wall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:33 PM Flag
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hahaha yes spot on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:17 PM Flag
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OP: agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:31 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted this before but it was too late at night, posting again, please bear with me. Last year, at my birthday, I was at a social event and met a close friend and told her that it was my birthday. After the event, I gave her a ride to her home, she didn't offer anything for my birthday which is understandable as I might have other plans. But she didn't do anything the following days either. We meet at least once a week with her for coffee or dinner and sometimes with common friends every. Now next week its her birthday, and I'm hesitant to do something for her. She is a good friend in terms of emotional support but she is not generous at all when it comes to spending money even if the amount is small. I'm emotionally supportive towards her too and generous with money and like to do things for others on their birthdays. If I do something for her birthday then when my birthday comes around it will be the same and I'll be resentful. But still somehow I feel strange to ignore a close friend's birthday. What to do? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:45 PM Flag
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I think it's important to take clues as to what other people find important. You clearly value some sort of birthday celebration. That's ok, I do too. This friend, clearly doesn't. So send her a Happy Birthday text, or give her a phone call, and drop it at that. It doesn't make her a bad person that she doesn't value the same things as you do or care as much about bday celebrations. Everyone is different. The only issue here would be if she demanded everyone drop everything to attend a celebration in her honor, but didn't do the same for others. It doesn't sound like she's that type though. Also, in the future, if you want something - organize it yourself. Invite friends to meet you at a bar for a drink. It's something that matters to you, but you can't expect it to matter to everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:48 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:07 PM Flag
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op: she does care about her birthday, she likes when people do some nice things for her but doesn't reciprocate if she has to spend money; not because she's financially strained, it's just her nature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:43 PM Flag
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Text her birthday wishes and go it for a drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:51 PM Flag
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This. Or take her out for coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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Yeah, it sucks when you have an expectation of kindness from a friend and you don’t get it. I missed a week of school because my dad died. And I got zero acknowledgement from my roommate. It’s disappointing. I know it was a long time ago, but it really left an impression on me. The same way family friends went out of their way to be extra kind and helpful. It’s disappointing when a friend lets you down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:56 PM Flag
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op: It is tough. I lost my dad when I was at college. My then boyfriend and I split few weeks ago before my dad's passing; he already knew my family but didn't contact me afterwards. We still have connections as we share common friends and I put him at a very low place in my mind because of this. It really hurts. Hugs to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:07 PM Flag
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just acknowledge her birthday with a happy birthday text or phone call. No need to do anything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:05 PM Flag
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Yes, IMO most adults are not interested in birthday events or recognition [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:31 PM Flag
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op: just wrote above, she cares about her birthday. she attends to birthday parties but refrains from spending any money for others, I'm no exception. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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Ok, do what you want but don't feel like a martyr either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:45 PM Flag
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My friends and I don't do things for birthdays anymore. We just say HB on FB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:45 PM Flag
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I actively push against people who are not very close to me (dh, kids, my mom) dealing with my bd over a quick 'oh, happy birthday" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else following the case of the missing CT mom, Jennifer Dulos? I’m so annoyed that her husband (who clearly killed her) is roaming around smugly. I don’t know her but my sister has her life nearly destroyed by a similar man and this situation really hits home for me. It seems the police just cannot find her body. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:38 PM Flag
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Thanks - so many of the people on these groups post crazy stuff (i was following a Facebook group and had to leave it because of the crazy outlandish theories people were posting). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:47 PM Flag
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It's pretty well moderated on web sleuths, but in a good way. Also, while they will tear a missing case apart down to the studs, they don't curse. On FB you're at the mercy of whatever moderator created the group that ends up most popular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:02 PM Flag
[ - ] It's that time of year - please suggest good house gifts for weekend visit to Hamptons. Friendly with family, swapped dinner parties over last few years, dine out, etc, but first time to spend weekend with them. Not originally from this area and sense different traditions here. TIA. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:28 PM Flag
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Oh gosh I'm sure you'll hear candles, wine, breakfast pastries, bring groceries, cook dinner, pay for dinner, beach towels, etc. Personally, I think a bunch of both adult and family board games/card games could be a great gift for a beach house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:31 PM Flag
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oh good reminder on board games - have a few we love and have made good gifts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:36 PM Flag
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np Or a jigsaw puzzle. Surprisingly engaging activity for a group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:37 PM Flag
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THIS - Big hit with us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:09 PM Flag
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You need to buy dinner. You can’t just spend $75 On board games. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:09 PM Flag
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FWIW, I am thinking of a suite of hospitality gifts, including dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:03 PM Flag
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Board games, puzzles and a dinner are my favorite gifts from friends who visit us in the Hamptons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:53 PM Flag
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Bring breakfast food, bottle of wine, pay for dinner out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:31 PM Flag
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This. Can sub breakfast food for flowers. And send a nice, handwritten thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:33 PM Flag
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This x1,000. No candles please! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:48 PM Flag
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I'm not a candles person, but thanks for reminder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:03 PM Flag
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Get a gift assortment of the Leila Love macarons through the website or Amazon. I posted this the other day, I feel like it's my great recent discovery. Someone else here has also been to their actual store in Chicago. Good price point, they are light & sweet/not heavy, good ones are hard to find (and these have great reviews), the presentation is novel & attractive. They barely weigh anything to carry and are packaged to withstand travel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:36 PM Flag
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TY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:37 PM Flag
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Macarons are OVER. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:45 PM Flag
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I HATE them. Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:47 PM Flag
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How unhappy to do you’ve to be to post this response? Haha. “I hate puppies”. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:56 PM Flag
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since when do you have to be unhappy to dislike macaroons. I don't like them either. I do think people who hate chocolate are weird though, but not unhappy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:58 PM Flag
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I hardly think this is a good analogy. They aren't good. I am not the only person who doesn't like them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 11:17 PM Flag
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LOL someone alert the French. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:52 PM Flag
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Said no sane person ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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No. I'd love it if someone brought me macarons as a gift because I love them but think they're too expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:58 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:59 PM Flag
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You must be spam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:48 PM Flag
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How is over $2 per macaron a good price point? You know you have too much money when more than $2 for one small cookie is a "deal." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:20 PM Flag
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We just did this last weekend. A couple of bottles of wine and we paid for dinner (though the bill was $700!-sheesh). Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:47 PM Flag
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Yes. Food/wine in hand, pay for a meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:51 PM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:53 PM Flag
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Probably would have been cheaper to stay in a luxury hotel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:57 PM Flag
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I think a giant LL Bean tote also makes a nice gift. Get it in all white or all blue. (You can customize to make monochromatic) and throw a bottle of wine in there. Monogram if you think they'll like either with something real - like their last name - or something funny if they have a sense of humor, like - crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:56 PM Flag
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like that idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:05 PM Flag
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Board or card game, pool floats, lawn game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:04 PM Flag
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JMO, but something that will not clutter their house. Food, flowers, gift certificates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:16 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:57 PM Flag
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Pay for dinner. I also love to give board games, as a PP suggested. Also if they are grillers, I buy a nice box of spices and rubs. People have commented on how much they've enjoyed that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:40 PM Flag
[ - ] There was a post earlier today about colleges and someone posted that BU's (and Northeastern's) SAT scores aren't as high as they'd have you believe. If the person who wrote that is on (or if someone else is familiar), can you elaborate? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:26 PM Flag
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That wasn't me but I have heard similar. At least what I have read is that these can be accepted student scores -- not the ones who actually attend. So while the average SAT score of accepted students could be something like a 1470, the scores of those who actually matriculate may be lower. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:33 PM Flag
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All the schools play numbers games. Many accept more than half their class at ED where you get like 25% acceptance. Then there are a gazillion applicants at other rounds, due to common app, and the acceptance rates look really low because of that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:47 PM Flag
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That makes sense--and is an important distinction. It's odd because you look at the colleges and nearly all of them are reporting sky-high test scores, and yet, by definition, only so many kids can score in the top 1-2% and those kids can only attend one school. The numbers make much more sense if the college is reporting the grades and scores of who they admitted, not who attended. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:48 PM Flag
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It's called the common data set. Here's BU class enrolled Fall 2018. https://www.bu.edu/oir/files/2019/04/cds-2019-C.pdf 53% scored between 600-699 in CR and 28% got that in math. All schools publish CDS - you just have to look. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:56 PM Flag
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I potsed above about accepted student vs enrolled student scores. According to the CDS, the 25-75% for SAT is 1330-1500, yet if you look a the infographic here for the class of 2022, which is what this Fall2018 CDS is referencing, you'll see BU says their average SAT is 1468. https://dailyfreepress.com/blog/2018/03/22/bu-admits-class-of-2022/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:14 PM Flag
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That's just crazy to me. 1468 is a high score. And that's AVERAGE for incoming freshmen?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:21 PM Flag
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I'm sorry I don't understand what you are asking/saying. It would seem that yes, the average SAT combined score of matriculated students class of 2022 is actually 1468, and the newspaper quoted it as 1470. so 2 points difference is your point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:22 PM Flag
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I’m saying the number seems too close to the 75% number. The 50% percentile should fall somewhere between the 1330-1500. I know that’s a median rather than an average but I don’t think they would be too far apart. Seems like their median would be around a low 1400. Those percentiles are based on actual enrolled students while the 1470 seems like it’s based on acceptances [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:37 PM Flag
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^^its skewing the data to make it seem high. Of course they are accepting the 1570 SAT kids but they aren’t going to BU [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:38 PM Flag
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Yup. they accepted my 1570 kid, but BU was more of a safety for him...A place he might like better than state school if he didn't get in anywhere else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:32 PM Flag
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OP. You're right. I actually read the article above for the BU paper and it's clearly talking about who was admitted, not who enrolled (in addition to the content of the article, the date was 3/22--right after decisions came out, and before students had accepted offers). You could potentially argue that the 25-50 percentile scorers are more likely to accept the offer of admission because it was a bit lower and might have been a reach school--while the 50th percentile and above are more likely to have other options. Do you agree? Am I kidding myself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:45 PM Flag
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I think so! At least I hope so lol as dc wants to attend! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:50 PM Flag
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So now that I have someone willing to engage with me on this topic, here's another question: I've heard that colleges often take the kid who "spiked" in one area (math or verbal), but not necessarily both, because the super-high scorers in one area help raise the overall scores that colleges can report. I'm probably being dense here, but I'm trying to figure out how that would work. Let's say a kid has a 780 Math and a 650 verbal. It still comes to a composite of 1430. So how does the "spikey" math score help? Thanks for humoring me... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:58 PM Flag
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^^And p.s. good luck to your DC! Mine might be there, too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:58 PM Flag
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The other thing that some of these schools do is only talk about the accepted students from the RD round. Many recruited kids with lower stats have already been accepted in the ED round. Saw this with another school that mid-50% accepted RD range was 33-35ACT and actual matriculants were 31-34. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:35 PM Flag
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OP. Here is my original post from earlier in the day:http://www.urbanbaby.com/topics/55916938 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:48 PM Flag
[ - ] We are attending a family reunion in a few weeks. DH's 14 year old nephew will be there. When he was 8 he molested his 5 year old cousin. He was likely molested himself in early childhood. How do I protect my 11 and 7 years old daughters, other than watching them? Do I tell them to always stay together and with me or DH (who is their stepdad)? Do I tell them why? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:21 PM Flag
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Don't go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:28 PM Flag
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I would never put my child in any situation where I thought it was dangerous. Why are you asking this now if you state earlier that they met them last summer and all got along. There is information missing here. Why wouldn't you stay in a hotel? The 14 yo seems like. he has a lot of issues that aren't yours to solve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:39 PM Flag
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Horrible and unfortunate. Happened to me. DK what to say. He was 8 and science says so much about the brain of a kid and teen v an adult, yet I would not want this to happen to my kids. How long is reunion, where will it be held? How well do your kids know these relatives? I attended a lot of these as a kid. At the bigger ones, I hung out my sibs only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:33 PM Flag
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It's a week. My kids met them last summer and got along with the one who had been 5 and is now 12. The 14 year old didn't really interact with my daughters last year, but my older daughter is now starting puberty and gets noticed by boys. The 14 year old continues to get in trouble at school and with the law. The 12 year old is close with his cousin and seems unscathed. He is focused on school and sports. We're staying DH's parents' house, probably with a lot of other family. Not sure if the 14 year old cousin will stay there or at home nearby. He keeps very different hours than my kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:44 PM Flag
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Whoa, stay in a hotel! Does the family acknowledge the abuse or is it a family secret? Either way, no other children should be in the same house as the molester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:06 PM Flag
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What does acknowledge mean? Yes, they all know. The grandparents are helping to raise the 14 year-old, whose mother is an addict and no longer around. He lives with his dad nearby. They don't get along. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:16 PM Flag
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I mean, do they recognize the need to prioritize the other children in the family and keep them safe? How would they respond if you said that you won't be sleeping in the same house as the 14yo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:18 PM Flag
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I think they would think that is reasonable. But practically speaking, the grandparents and my family go to bed hours before others do. They're up drinking beers and some are smoking weed (as is the 14 year old). By the time I get up in the morning, he'll likely be passed out on a couch. So maybe I should just make sure I sleep in the same room as my kids, with them in sleeping bags on the floor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:47 PM Flag
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This is nuts! Do you have children with DH? Why are subjecting yourself to this behavior, much less kids? At the very least you should stay in a hotel but you should probably not visit these people at all. What happens if your children's father gets wind of this and decides to contact CPS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:44 PM Flag
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Don't tell them why, they are really too young. But keep them in sight AND talk to them in advance about letting you know if anything weird happens that makes them uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:33 PM Flag
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If you must go I would tell the kids that the nephew is weird. That you get a weird feeling from him So better to stay away.. These things take grooming so I would just be vigilant when he is about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:36 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:57 PM Flag
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This sounds like a nightmare even w/o the nephew issue. I would tell your DD's in no uncertain terms that they are not to be in the same room with him without an adult present. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:57 PM Flag
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Is this common knowledge in the extended family? Give yours girls the talk about good touch bad touch and let them know if they are uncomfortable to exit the situation. I feel girls stay in uncomfortable situations because they don’t want to be “rude”. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:00 PM Flag
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Are you sure the story wasn’t blown out of proportion? What exactly could the 8 year old possibly do? Are you sure it wasn’t “show me yours and I’ll show you mine” situation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:02 PM Flag
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It's not totally clear to me, but apparently the 5 year old told his mother that something was wrong. The 14 year-old was exposed to a lot of bad stuff when he was little. His mother is an addict. She no longer has custody. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:13 PM Flag
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Sounds like a lot of bad things happened to this child. Personally, I wouldnt labeled him aas a child molester based on what happened when he was 8. He needs support instead of being isolated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:19 PM Flag
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Hear hear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:35 PM Flag
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He still gets in a lot of trouble: Steals prescription drugs and sells or uses them, posted a sex video of himself and other teens. Other stuff, too. Well, this reunion is for him as well as everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:40 PM Flag
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You protect your children the same way everyone does. You teach them that no one touches them on the parts covered by a swimsuit except the doctor with mom in the room. You tell them that if an adult says they will kill their little sister or they will kill their parents if they tell that the adult is lying and they absolutely have to tell you. There are many many more things you teach your children about staying safe - but don’t think for a second that this family gathering is any different than any gathering. It isn’t. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:34 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you for this advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:56 PM Flag
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I would never bring up the idea of someone threatening to kill a family member to a 7 year old child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:31 PM Flag
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Stay in a hotel. And tell your husband to corner the 14-year-old the first day and warn him to stay away from his daughters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Want to do a day trip this weekend to North Fork. DH is a light drinker, so okay to drive around. Anyone have a good iten: leave NYC, lunch at good vineyard, 1 afternoon stop, dinner at great place / vineyard, drive back to NYC . . . TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:14 PM Flag
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Are you a big drinker or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:49 PM Flag
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No, but I am small. 1 glass, you dont need me driving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:49 PM Flag
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But why 2 vineyards in one trip? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:57 PM Flag
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"light drinker" I hope so...smh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:47 PM Flag
[ - ] What are the quickest, easiest, best bang for buck interior changes for a home? Guessing paint, furniture... 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:44 PM Flag
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Paint does wonders. I just stripped, sanded and repainted our bathroom and it's like a new room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:45 PM Flag
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op - did you do the cabinets too? I was told refinishing cabinets can be more expensive than replacing them, but some rooms like the kitchen, are primarily cabinets versus walls to paint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:48 PM Flag
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I ripped everything out and bought new stuff, which my neighbor helped me hang. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:50 PM Flag
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did sand the walls to change the texture? My walls need to be retextured. They have the orange peel type texture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:14 PM Flag
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Plaster walls. Many imperfections over the years but I do the best I can and embrace the flaws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:20 PM Flag
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Interior design student/mom here (I also used to do staging for real estate): agree with paint. Also lighting. Art and new furniture is totally NOT your best bang for your buck. Also, de-cluttering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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Also, painting everything while. For example if doors are a (worn out, yellow-y wood color, Paint them white [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:20 PM Flag
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op - paint everything white? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:21 PM Flag
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Yes. I mean within reason- have you heard of the term white boxing? It’s a cheap strategy for cleaning things up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:50 PM Flag
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op - I had not heard of that term, Googled and found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_GZlFKgB-w ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:26 PM Flag
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1. Declutter 2. Fresh pain, new rug and curtains 3. Some tasteful painting reproductions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:47 PM Flag
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Lol. "Tasteful painting reproductions." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:48 PM Flag
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NP: I don't understand what's wrong with this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:04 PM Flag
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Do what you want. Get copies of tasteful things to have in your home if that's your style. Frankly, home is where I get to express my tastes, not copy others or use facsimiles to show I'm "tasteful." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:07 PM Flag
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ugh. np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:17 PM Flag
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NP: hard day at work? Lol sheesh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:17 PM Flag
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Hey "sheesh" poster, I've seen you before. I'm just a firm believer in the concept that your home is where your heart is. If you want to copy everyone else and make your home in other peoples' images, be my guest. People should branch out and do what they want. The "tasteful" reproductions thing is so...so typical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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op - We're OK to spend more $ on furniture and art that is unique and especially if support local artists. Love the story below about streets of NYC and travels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:23 PM Flag
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PP: yep, and it doesn't have to be expensive. It just involves stuff that you love and speaks to you personally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:29 PM Flag
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Yay! That was me. :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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I’ve never posted sheesh beige this. Also, I can’t even respond to this seriously. You sound uptight AF. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:51 PM Flag
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*before, not beige. Haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:51 PM Flag
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Funny thing is, I'm the opposite of uptight, since I encouraged OP to obtain stuff that reflects her personality, not some prescribed notion of what is "tasteful." A lot of lack of critical thinking going on here. Sorry it bugs you. People need to bust out of the pedestrian and find what THEY like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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What's the difference? If I can't afford a Picasso but I like a particular piece of his work, what's the problem with expressing myself by getting a reproduction and hanging it in my home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:57 PM Flag
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But what's the definition of tasteful here? Whatever you like is not the point. The point is that it must comply with trends in taste. What taste? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:03 PM Flag
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Relax. Tasteful is subjective. OP can figure it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:05 PM Flag
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That's what I'm saying. How many times do I have to say it? Small words work I guess. Good grief. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:21 PM Flag
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np. Maybe tasteful meant more about high-quality reproductions, and not something ascribing to "good taste?" I get what you're saying but relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:08 PM Flag
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Motherwell? Basquiat? Monet? Let's get down to it. Maybe OR means nice leaf and tree paintings from mid century tastes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:22 PM Flag
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op - thank you! For #3, canvas art prints? Are photographs 'classier'? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:49 PM Flag
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NP: I don't love photographs. Honestly, on our walls we have a combination of stuff I found in my parents' basement and stuff we bought on the street in NYC and in travels. We can't afford expensive art but I love whatever we have on our walls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:03 PM Flag
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Custom window treatments. But not cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:56 PM Flag
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If you don’t already have great lighting — think soft overhead and LEDs— then this is the largest return besides paint. Not cheapest, but best investment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:16 PM Flag
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I detest LED lights! They cast such ugly light. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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You’re stuck in 2011. Everything has advanced. Google it. LEDs are everywhere now and not ugly at all. 2019. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:53 PM Flag
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Fresh flowers! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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Yes! I get them at Trader Joe's. And I watched some YouTube about flower arrangements for some tricks to make them look a little nicer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:58 PM Flag
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I agree. Fresh paint, good lighting, flowers. And play with scale. One large painting or print. Get rid of clutter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:29 PM Flag
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op - thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:30 PM Flag
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I detest plants!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:53 PM Flag
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op - I'm sorry but this gave me the biggest giggle! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:23 PM Flag
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get windows washed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:39 PM Flag
[ - ] How high up on your leg do you shave? Are you blonde, brunette? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:29 PM Flag
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The whole way. Brunette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:31 PM Flag
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Full leg wax at all times. Brunette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:33 PM Flag
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To the knee. Brunette. We're not a hairy family, thank god. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:36 PM Flag
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Same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:39 PM Flag
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That's really rude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:40 PM Flag
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Posted above. Not rude, just reality. My family aren't especially hairy but we have mental health issues and heart problems. Lucky for the people NOT like us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:42 PM Flag
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Totally and utterly rude to say, "Thank god!" My family is non-hairy, no mental health issues or heart problems. We're also thin, smart and gorgeous. Thank god! Does that make you feel good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:52 PM Flag
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NP: you're being way too sensitive. Being hairy isn't a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:54 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:00 PM Flag
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+2, and usually hairy people have good hair too. I would love to be hairy and have gorgeous, shiny hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:57 PM Flag
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^^And how did I forget - I would love nice, think eyebrows vs my thin, receding ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:58 PM Flag
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Fuck off reading comp mom. Something tells me you are insecure about something more than hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:56 PM Flag
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Just rooting for the underdog. My mom likes to say, "I'm so lucky! I never had that problem." I think it's rude. Carry on if you weren't offended. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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I'm not offended because every lineage has its own issues. I recognized same in my post when I said that my family has mental health issues and heart problems. That's genetics. Nothing is going to change that fact except for whatever remediation we can do in the meantime. So someone says they're lucky. So what. I'm sure they have a ton of other issues. Adult minds understand this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:05 PM Flag
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Ok. I take it back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:16 PM Flag
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My family is pretty hairy and I wasn't offended. I see it as the price we pay for thick beautiful hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:58 PM Flag
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I’m a totally hairy Italian and i don’t find it offensive at all. And thank god is kind of right. I’ve spent a lifetime shaving, plucking, waxing and lasering the stuff. Fortunately, at 55, my hairiness has subsided but I still have thick hair, eyebrows and lashes. No more 5 o’clock shadow on my legs at the end of the day, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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all the way up. brunette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:36 PM Flag
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Hairy redhead here. All the way but above the knee can be done less often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:39 PM Flag
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Lower leg, very rarely. Blonde. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:40 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:41 PM Flag
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To the knee. Brunette. Well, used to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:49 PM Flag
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I wax to the knee, brunette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:00 PM Flag
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to the knee, brunette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:13 PM Flag
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The whole way, and more. I’m a redhead [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:21 PM Flag
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Oh and not hairy at all. I just like to be extremely smooth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:21 PM Flag
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Usually over the knee and the bottom few inches of my thigh (not because there is any hair there, but because it's a habit. Light brown hair. I have thick hair on my head but am fairly hairless (blonde) elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:21 PM Flag
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Just up to my knee. My leg hair from there on up is pretty light. Blond [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 08:53 PM Flag
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Not past the knee because it's never been dark hair, just sparse blonde hair. Born blonde; turned brunette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 09:50 PM Flag
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just to the knee. hair is dark brown, but the hair on my thigh is barely visible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 10:05 PM Flag
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