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[ - ] Moms- particularly with low-intervention births- did you eat during labor? If so, what were some good snacks that helped keep your energy up? Packing my hospital bag for birthing center, TIA. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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ay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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Well there will be a point where they won't allow you to eat so I would make sure you have a decent meal before you go in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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I ate a banana a few hours in, for the sugar (energy) and potassium (muscle fatigue). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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Um, they don't let you eat .... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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My SIL had home births. There is no "they". She ate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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But OP is talking about a birthing center. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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OP: Many are more lenient- these days, I was advised to bring snacks. Not heavy food- but snacks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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Then your SIL was foolish in more ways than one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Judgy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Tbh, I wasn't hungry once my labor was really under way. I drank juice (which I don't usually drink). I ate my my last meal around 8am and did was born about 12 hours later. I never though about food until the next afternoon when I was suddenly ravenous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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Same. Delivered in a birth center and they tried to get me to eat Popsicles but I had no appetite at all during labor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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I ordered a pizza and it was good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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You are not supposed to eat anything other than clears in active labor. For one, digesting food diverts more resources than it adds, particularly since you can just have some glucose or whatever just popped into your IV. you don't want your digestive tract competing with your uterus. Second, during active labor you may very well defecate while pushing. Not a crime but it's messy and embarrassing. Third, severe contractions or bad reaction to anesthesia may cause you to vomit your stomach contents. Fouth and most important, if your delivery goes south for any reason and you need a C-section or need to be put under for any reason, you are taking your life in your hands by risking aspiration of whatever you've been nibbling on "for energy." You don't need "healthy snacks" to "have energy" to deliver a baby ... You'll deliver the baby, trust me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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Your pooping argument isn't valid because you poop doesn't pass through that quickly. It's what you eat 12 hours before, and that's when you need to eat the most. Poop happens almost certainly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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I dodn't say it was a problem medically. I said it's messy and embarrassing. If pooping while pushing in front of other people is something you don't care about, then go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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By the way, though, keep in mind that during early and active labor, the body's natural response is to clear the digestive tract .. Many women experience this as unexpected diarrhea. Your body is not going to process that turkey sandwich quite the same way in labor that it would at any time. Also who says you need to have the most energy twelve hours before you deliver? Energy for what? To play cards? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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Yes but the rest are pretty valid - I'd say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks- this is helpful, though I'm still hearing conflicting advice from midwives and doulas who are encouraging eating. Of course, this all assumes that everything remains low-risk. Not a meal- but having some compact carbs and protein that give you energy to labor for up to 36 hours, which will include being on your feet (not your back) for most of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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The thing is, many times you are low risk right up until the moment when you're not. Also, is this your first baby? Really, you do not need "energy" for labor. It won't help you with the pain, and actually, a little exhaustion is not a bad thing. It helps you to nod off every once in a while, which can be a blessing to pass some time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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I puked throughout my long delivery, food would haver been awful. I was ravenous much later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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This. I would make sure you have some thing awesome for after. You will be ravenous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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+1. I thought I would be ravenous, but was not. Plus, I vomited twice from the hormone overload. Don't overthink the food, and this is a diehard foodie talking. If your delivery does go south, god forbid, a doula is not going to be much help... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:57 PM Flag
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OP: OK- so sounds like maybe I should just be thinking about smoothies, soft fruit, popsicles/ice. Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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You don't need any of that, and chances are good you'll be puking. Eat only what you want to puke [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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Yes, I was allowed a smoothie and clear soup like miso or broth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Bear with me as I am divorced and relatively new to dating. I am mid 30s, man I am dating is as well. In terms of a social/leisure life, he basically has a few long-term friends. A couple he sees a few times a year (they live out of state), and 1 he sees somewhat more regularly. The occasional work happy hour kind of thing, plus running, round out his non-work life. Would this relatively limited social life be a concern for you? Or am I just totally overthinking this? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Do you have dcs? Does he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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I do, he doesn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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To me that's a lot more of an issue than your perceived difference in socializing styles. As a single mom, how are you out with friends every night anyway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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To be clear, as a single mom I am not out with friends every night :). We have obviously talked about the elephant in the room (me having kids). I have been very clear that my life is different and actually was reticent in dating him because I just figured that was a hell of a gulf to cross. He pursued. He says he is OK with it and to date, has been nothing but respectful of the responsibilities I have towards my family. My kids are older too, not babies or anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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That's not a limited social life in my book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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That kind of feedback is actually super helpful, thanks. I don't have an enormous amount of perspective on what a single, mid 30s guy social life is actually like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Other people's opinions are not important here. What is important is that he is unlikely to change. If this isn't enough of a social life for you, you either need to be ready to be social on your own, or move on to someone who is social at your level. You should also talk to him about it. Maybe he would like more of a nightlife and a bigger circle of (local) friends, and that's why he's dating - or maybe he's looking for someone to have children with and he plans to stay home evenings & weekends to play with the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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I definitely know he is unlikely to change. I am comfortable with the level of social life I have (not crazy at all, but in some ways busier in part because of the family/friends thing). I get the sense that he would be happy to join me at a few of these kind of things but right now, I have been a little slow in inviting him because I am sensitive to the idea of introducing him in the "boyfriend" role to my DCs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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If he's happy why would it be a concern? A 'full schedule' is exhausting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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He does seem happy, yes. He definitely likes spending time with me as well, he has made that clear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:52 PM Flag
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Stop looking for faults. Enjoy it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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Thanks. I do have a propensity to overthink sometimes :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:56 PM Flag
[ - ] gardening ladies: I want to plant a bunch of black eyed susans in pots that are half dead. should I clip the stalks to near the bottom before planting? I'm hoping they will bloom next summer. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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Use pots that are either fully dead or alive. Half-dead pots will only give you bad results. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:01 PM Flag
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Known scientific fact, this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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I would certainly give that a try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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Leave all green foliage; clip back any brown stems and old flowers. Rudbeckia is a pretty tough plant, but I've never grown it in a container. If containers will be outside this winter, I would make sure they are large enough to avoid total freezing. Otherwise I bring into a more protected place like a garage--but I think indoors would be too hot and dry in NE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:05 PM Flag
[ - ] We moved to Chicago and live right on the lakefront. It's really nice and beautiful. The problem though living right on the water is that my dry goods like sugar, dry laundry detergent, etc gets full of moisture. I went to do a load of laundry and the dry detergent had to be stabbed and stabbed as it turned into a big block. I know, buy liquid for next time but I'm just saying that living on the water has it's down sides. 45 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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Vba [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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+1 Collapsing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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Chicago is a dump [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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Ita...just moved from there. Watch out for that rampant lakefront crime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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You must have lived down on the south side. No crime up here by Oak street beach, sorry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Pffftttt you haven't been there very long obv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:18 PM Flag
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coming from a loser in NY I presume? Say hi to that scuzzy new mayor fatass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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NP: I was with you until you decided to take the low road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Same here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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NNP: Ita with OP here actually. Love NYC, loathe Chitown, but NYC is a fucking dump these days. There is trash everywhere, everything is filthy and people look like they've just climbed out of the garbage pile. It's no longer the city I moved to 10 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Wtf are you talking about? 10 years ago we were still I climbing out of 9/11... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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That didn't effect me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Then you suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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This + 10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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Uh no. You will find out what I'm talking about soon enough though. Read the secondcitycop blog [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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You are kidding right?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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go back to your 300 square foot apartment that you pay $3K for on an island with no beach. Ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Dehumidifier [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:01 PM Flag
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Np. You can buy moisture proof stainless steel containers for your dry goods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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My in laws live in Lincoln Park. It is sort of 80 percent of the Cobble Hill lifestyle for 30 percent of the cobble Hill price. A good deal for many [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Rice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:18 PM Flag
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wash my clothes in rice? I'm not Chinese! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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but you sound dumb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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TROLL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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but why didn't your help deal with that instead? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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no help. SAHM living on the beach dealing with her botchy detergent. Living the dream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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dreams usually come with household help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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not my dreams. I'm not all about people helping me. But good luck stealing other people's dreams. Try creating your own! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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no one "lives on the beach" at Oak Street. Give me a break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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Ok tell that to all the people, thousands that live in the highrises that line Oak Street. Tell that to The Drake Hotel too. Loser. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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It is like anywhere, there are tradeoffs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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Yes it will be beautiful on the lakefront for about 8 more weeks and then frigid icy winds and misery for 4 months after that. Signed, Chicago resident [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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You can buy little ceramic/clay squares that keep your brown sugar from hardening - I have one and they do work. You can also put the heel of a loaf of bread inside the container to keep the sugar soft. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Yeah, right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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I also live on the lakefront and do not have this problem at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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well maybe you are up high and don't get the exact lake moisture I do. I don't know. I'm just talking about my issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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Right..... Thanks for this post.... Reminds me why I don't visit this site often. Angry, mean women one-upping each otherwise the most childish way. Note to self: I have better things to do with my time than waste it reading shit like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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Go and god bless. Take your wellbrutin and come back later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Bye bye. Don't let the door hit your ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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Who uses powdered laundry detergent? Rice in the salt - tupperware for the sugar. Dehumidifier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:14 PM Flag
[ - ] The more fb friends one has the more 'likes' their dcs get. Just saying. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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No kidding. Is that important? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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? - are you counting likes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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Like U don't (pun not intended) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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THIS. Can't even believe you notice this crap [ Reply | More ]
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What does that even mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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This. Wtf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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Congrats on winning the Facebook like race in which you were the only entry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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I'm not a FB hater. But you are just plain silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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duh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Where is a reasonably priced place in Manhattan to get a nice casual dress? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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Goodwill. [ Reply | More ]
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ann taylor loft? [ Reply | More ]
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Black house white market [ Reply | More ]
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talbots [ Reply | More ]
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I like Anthropologie. [ Reply | More ]
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J Crew, Anthropologie [ Reply | More ]
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this. or bloomingdales [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why are UBers so obsessed with AAs? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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They think they are handy scapegoats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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you mean blacks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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I thought they OP meant alcoholics. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: could be either, since UB is obsessed with both. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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Imagine how they would love to discuss an AA in AA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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I have a lot of black friends from Africa and the Caribbean. None from the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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How hoity toity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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nothing hoity toity about Africa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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The attitude, not the place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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I don't have an attitude; I am open to anyone and everyone but it doesn't seem many African Americans want to hang out with me not the other way around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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My apologies, with all the underhanded statements flying around on UB, I misread your post. This subject of AA and nationals from other countries was a discussed a few weeks ago and it is still fresh in my mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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but why if you have black friends from Africa is that hoity toity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I buy everthing from the salvation army. Why not, it helps people and I get things cheap. I'm worth about 10 million in real estate, 401k's etc. My mother told me there was something wrong with me to have that much money and go to SA. I told her that was why I have so much money. I prefer to make myself rich than Michael Kors or whomever. She thinks I don't treat myself well and have self esteem issues if I buy everything from Salvation Army and I just don't see it. I think it's about what I value. And if I value my money more than a new dress from Nordstrom, then so be it. I went to an event the other day and bought a beautiful dress from Salvation Army, had it cleaned and it cost me $20. I think I am smart. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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I am the same but I am poor. Feels different when you have the choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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why are you poor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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uh, why is anyone poor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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I don't know why anyone is poor. We live in a pretty rich country and you don't have to be poor if you don't want to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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NP. You sound uneducated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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Agree with this. If you are living in US and are not poor by choice, you are uneducated. [ Reply | More ]
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hilarious [ Reply | More ]
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true you could be hilarious and make money...like Jerry Seinfeld or Tina fey. But I think they were educated too. [ Reply | More ]
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We are social workers. We're ok with our simple lifestyle mostly...it is a choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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Seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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Seriously yes we are social workers and like our simple lifestyle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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i am you. my husband and i have more than enough money to last 3 generations. i am so cheap, it's confusing. need to learn to enjoy it cuz ain't takin' it to the grave. seriously, we both have issues. must chill. [ Reply | More ]
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Good for you. I know wealthy people who shop second hand. The joy of the hunt. [ Reply | More ]
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good for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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I grew up in a family like this and I went to counseling in my 20s because I felt I had an unhealthy relationship with money. Basically I felt "bad" buying something I could afford because it wasn't on sale, or I didn't absolutely need it. I had a big pile of savings but felt poor. Now I have a more balanced outlook. I will shop at Nordstrom and "normal" stores, though I mostly shop sales there. But every once in awhile I will buy something full price if I want it badly. To test this, I go home, wait 2 weeks, price it out online, and then return to the store. If I still really want it, I get it. But I haven't totally shaken off my old ways because I still get 50% of my clothes from Target, Old Navy, and TJ Maxx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:08 PM Flag
[ - ] What are the "important" schools in NYC? Someone suggested to me that it's a different list than the TT list. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.23.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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Trinity, Horace Mann, Brearley, Collegiate, Stuy, Bx Sci, Hunter. That's it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
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avenues [ Reply | More ]
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Dalton too [ Reply | More ]
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dwight school [ Reply | More ]
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Important schools...how silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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Your children must go to an "unimportant school". How sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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I would say all school is important. You must be such a striver - how sad. [ Reply | More ]
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She definitely is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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Nothing sad about loving my child and giving him the best opportunities in life. Very sad your child will just be dumped at the local school. Hopefully that all works out for the poor kid. [ Reply | More ]
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Well my kids are in G&T so their brains will probably more useful than a Trinity sweater. But keep striving. Sounds like your kids are going to need all the advantages they can grab (or you can pay for). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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I don't strive--I'm already there. and it's great. It's great to be with great people who love their kids and want the best for them. I'm not familiar with G&T. Goat and Ticks? LOL. Why don't you try to strive out of your trailer and enjoy the good life. Or is the trailer the good life to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Money and status school = love. Arrh you poor, deluded little thing. And I'm not surprised you're not familiar with G&T schools. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh are good schools that you can't attend called "status" now? LOL. No hard work to help your child get out of the trailer park = love. Sad. There for the grace of God go I. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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Yes, it's going to be a really struggle getting out of our trailer park on the UES with my two gifted and talented kids. Wish me luck. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure you think you are. [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing sad about knowing where and where not to educate your kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
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Wait! You think caring about if a school is "important" equates to love? I'm not saying you don't love your kids, but this has nothing to do with it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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ITA. Elementary, middle and high school are important schools. Anything else is about money and status. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Keep trying. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I hate the word "hubby" 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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I hate the word wifey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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Me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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so don't use it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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I hate the term urban baby. Like the baby has a choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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Nobody said there was a choice. It was created for parents raising babies in urban settings. Then everyone else jumped in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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hubby bubby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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I hate the word veggies. LIke nails on a chalkboard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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I hate jammies. Put on your fricking pajamas and go to bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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and preggers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:18 PM Flag
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I hate carnies. as in carnival workers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:18 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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And "little man" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:18 PM Flag
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Oh sorry, I love little man. I refer to my toy dog and my son as little men all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:22 PM Flag
[ - ] So tired of my aspie type dh. He doesn't have friends, is a slob, takes his sweet time with everything and has very little drive (he's brilliant but only makes 100k 15 years out of school). 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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100k isn't so bad. it could be worse jeez [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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op: You can't win on this board. In another thread someone was saying a nanny and her dh making 100k together weren't rich by any stretch of the imagination, now 100k isn't so bad. Which is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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It's all relative. No definitive answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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it's both because there is a minority (or maybe more than minority) of people (including me) who like to be contrary because we are born pita. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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So why did you marry him. Not snark....you must have liked something about him....focus on that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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op: He's gotten worse over time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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What does he do? Does he love it? Is it good for the world? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:42 PM Flag
[ - ] UB moms. Do you drink tap water or filtered water? 55 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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Filtered tap water from our fridge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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toilet water. Perfectly clean after a flush! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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Actually true, if your toilet is clean. It's the same water that comes out of the tap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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we save a lot of money using toilet water to brush teeth water plants fill water dish for dog, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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Pretty sure that doesn't save you any money over just taking it from the tap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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Well your "pretty sure" vs. "my btdt" is lame. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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How does taking water from the toilet save money over taking it from the tap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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By "pretty sure" I meant "absolutely sure", just more politely. If you are paying a water bill based on usage, your bill is the same whether you take the water from the toilet, the bathroom tap, the kitchen tap, or the hose. It's all the same water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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Ok Einstein. You do it your way and I'll do it mine. If water in the toilet is just sitting there, why pay for more water usage from the sink? If the toilet just flushed and no fresh water came up, then your point is valid. But fresh water comes up. So I'm already paying for that fresh water and not paying for tap water from the sink. If you don't agree, who cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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Yes, fresh water comes up. And then when you use it, more fresh water comes up. Toilets are designed to maintain a level of water in the bowl and in the tank; when you take water from either, the system pulls in more water to replace it. It's not magic water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:56 PM Flag
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Evidently you have a smart toilet. I have an old fashioned one from Home depot. when the toilet is flushed, fresh water comes up. When I dip in the dog dish, the water stays at the same level. the toilet isn't aware of my dipping in taking the water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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np Are you taking the water from the bowl or the tank? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Please tell me you are taking the water from the tank, not the bowl. And that you empty & clean the tank every week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:58 PM Flag
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x1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Tap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:03 PM Flag
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This. Most bottled water is the same quality as tap, but without fluoride. Tap is better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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Tap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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Us, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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+1 I don't even want to think about the carbon footprint of plastic bottles of water being trucked all over the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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x1000 I'm off to Wolfram Alpha to find out how much oil is used annually to make all of those bottles and then transport them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.23.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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Bottled water, but my husband, son, and dog usually drink filtered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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I would NEVER drink tap water, let alone give it to my kids. Who KNOWS what it's flowed through. DISGUSTING and TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE. OMG! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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Plastic bottled water is more dangerous due to leaching chemicals. I hope you just drink filtered. Or I hope you are kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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+1 I know right? Who wants a bottle full of BPA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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I assume you're not in NYC, which has some of the safest and best tasting tap water in the country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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+1 tap water is wonderful. I don't care about the hysterics though. Let idiots talk out of their asses and get ripped off. Go buy your Harvey Mud house in the Hamptons and presume everyone cares what you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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Yes...such poor judgement, ecologically and financially, to use bottled in NY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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Total crap if you're in NYC. But there are parts of the country where I wouldn't drink the tap water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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This is true. I don't worry about NYC though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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nyc water is perfect. greenwich, yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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I posted this just for a rise, added the caps just for fun. The crowd here gets all pantsy-antsy quickly. I only wanted to provoke ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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the thing is, there are people here who are actually that outraged and deranged [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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I know - that's why I thought it was a gas, and I'm posting from Dar es Salaam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:01 PM Flag
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Both. I have a Britta filter I fill and keep in the fridge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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Tap - we live in NY, not Darfur. Not green to use bottled water regularly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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Tap. NYC has the best water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.23.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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