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[ - ] Looking to get a super warm winter coat for myself (size M, 8). When I look at coats its hard to know if they are warm or not, with today's technology sometimes the light ones are warmer than the heavy. Can you recommend? extra credit for links:) 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Canada Goose [ Reply | More ]
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any specific? i heard of it, but they are $600+ and ugly... I can do ugly but not for that kind of money:) [ Reply | More ]
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LE and LLBean have warmness ratings [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My sister is, no kidding, crying because my fiance is "wealthy" and "attractive". My family is actually sympathizing with her as she sobs about how it should have been her, because apparently she's so much better than me and I don't deserve to have anything better than her. My mother is pushing me to let her pick out some of the things for my wedding to let my sister "have her moment". I am so tired of this bs. I feel like I'm 14 again. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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There's one of these in every family. I feel you. [ Reply | More ]
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Elope [ Reply | More ]
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Why does she think you don't deserve this? [ Reply | More ]
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Because she believes she is better than me, and therefor, she deserves to have the "better" man. (Hint: Men don't like her because she's needy, jealous, self absorbed, and can't relate to them on any level whatsoever) [ Reply | More ]
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^Sorry if I sound a little mean, I'm just so tired of her crap. [ Reply | More ]
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is she prettier? [ Reply | More ]
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give me an effing break. that is really pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
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Is she single? [ Reply | More ]
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No, but she can't get a decent man to look at her twice. When we were younger they flocked, because she was pretty and that's all that mattered. Now, not so much. [ Reply | More ]
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Tell her how great the sex is. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Is she younger? [ Reply | More ]
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Older. [ Reply | More ]
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Ignore your mother and your sister. I have an aunt like this. It's always about her even when it isn't remotely about her. My wedding, the birth of my children, etc. If they are going to act like this about your wedding, keep their involvement minimal if anything. Let her do a reading or something. Have a maid of honor who will support you and be helpful. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do the progressive schools (Calhoun, LREI, MCS, Bank) accept July boys turning 5 for K? I asked the question at tours, and their answers are vague. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I have an August boy who didn't get into one of those for Pre-K. He was wait listed. I was told that it was hard to accept them because they want at least one other young boy to be with them. It sounded like a nice version of it's rare if highly unlikely. [ Reply | More ]
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You're better off if they don't. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think of the baby name Calvin? Sister is Violet so looking for another old-fashioned name. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nice. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't care for it. Calvin Klein it is [ Reply | More ]
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Don't care for it. Calvin Klein it is [ Reply | More ]
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Don't care for it. Calvin Klein it is [ Reply | More ]
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I think Hobbes [ Reply | More ]
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It is derived from the French word for bald..so, no [ Reply | More ]
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Fine but sounds effeminate for some reason. [ Reply | More ]
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cute! [ Reply | More ]
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adorable [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm looking for quick, overview of NYC privates from anyone who can help. We may be relocating to the city and I have a child in middle school. Seeking nice, somewhat nurturing (academically solid but not highly competitive) school. Anywhere is fine -- UWS or UES would be ideal. Which would you put on your list? Thanks in advance. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Trevor, Dwight, Calhoun, BWL, Cathedral, Columbia Grammar [ Reply | More ]
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This is what I would say. I would also maybe add St. Hilda's & St. Hughs to this list. [ Reply | More ]
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maybe also Bank St and Town [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My wife is away at a conference for a few days and some guy who was trying to get in her pants when they worked together four years ago will be there as well. In the past I've always been kind of worried that he'd get her to succumb to him at these conferences due to the copious amounts of drinking that gets done at these things, but this year I am sort of feeling like I don't care what happens when she's away. I don't think she'd fuck another guy, but even if she did, it's not going to change my life in any meaningful way if she does. My life next week and next month and next year will be the same if she cheats when she travels or if she doesn't. Is that a sign of maturity, or a sign that our marriage is entering into that "long slow fade" phase? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It is a sign that you don't care, besides this what else is going on in your marriage? [ Reply | More ]
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that sounds like a fast fade to me. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe you have kids now so you know she's stuck with you and she's not going to run off with this guy even if she has a fling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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I think you are practicing self-protection by emotionally distancing yourself from the possibility of your wife cheating on you. Why don't you just talk to her about this so you can continue a happy marriage instead of instigating a long slow fade in lieu of dealing with your feelings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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Dw here- i'm watching this. DH travels 1 week/ month and it could easily drive me insane wondering if he cheats (and secretly checking his phone upon his return, etc) - I need to decide not to care/wonder so much... Doesn't help that he has a v low sex drive (even well before the traveling started) and now I'm wondering if he doesn't want to have sex bc he's getting enough excitement when he's away... who knows, prob low chance of it but it still eats at me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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You're more sure of her. You know she'll never leave. [ Reply | More ]
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Being mature doesn't mean that you won't care if your significant other cheats on you. If you have this concerns you should talk to her about them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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She's not as hot as she used to be and you feel like you're becoming more equal in the relationship rather than at risk of her leaving you for a better man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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You know, I've been married since the 80's and I sort of feel that way, too. I still love my husband and I'd still be pissed if I found out but.. hell.. I know he loves me. We have a great life together and we're very devoted to each other. I'm really not afraid of other woment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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You sound depressed [ Reply | More ]
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Sign that your marriage is F'd up [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a DW and I'm with you. I used to get so jealous about work travel especially conferences, but now I just don't care. As long as I didn't get some disease or find out about it. If a little conference fling gave him a little confidence boost, that would be great [ Reply | More ]
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You've been thinking about it so long you've already come to terms with it even though it hasn't happened. [ Reply | More ]
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I like this one. [ Reply | More ]
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I think you're just protecting yourself from being hurt by pretending you don't care - but obviously you do or you wouldn't be posting, thinking about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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This and it likely already happened [ Reply | More ]
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Are you on antidepressants? [ Reply | More ]
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YES! As of about a month ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Well, there you go. Low sex drive and nothing bothers you. Numbed out. [ Reply | More ]
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Ahh..indifferent [ Reply | More ]
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good question. what do you think, op? i'd like to hear your interpretation. [ Reply | More ]
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What's a good question? My interpretation of what? [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with one of the pp about not distancing yourself emotionally so as not to get hurt. do you trust her? do you think she's interested in this guy? DH just hired a woman who is way too familiar and flirtatious with him, and she is definitely his type and younger than me (a little). I went crazy for a while with jealousy, etc., but now I feel a lot better about myself and our relationship and I really cant drive myself crazy worrying about what may or may not happen. If he falls in love with her and leaves us, it would be horrible. if he fucks her and has a torrid affair it would be horrible. he swears that he won't and for now, that is enough for me, barring any evidence to the contrary. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] coworker chews with her mouth open. DO I say something to her? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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try it. [ Reply | More ]
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how though? [ Reply | More ]
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i was being facetious. how indeed? there is no good way! you might say something, like when she/you're not eating, "i am having such a hard time getting dd to have good table manners. i don't know how many times i have tell that crazy girl that we sit don't sit with the elbows on the table or chew with our mouth open." [ Reply | More ]
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Oh god. Nothing bothers me as much as that. I have just walked away when people have done that in the past. I literally can't stand to sit there. [ Reply | More ]
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You don't but that is disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Working Moms: just interviewed at Citi, the final round of 4 interviews over a months time. Two of the managers basically told me that I am a perfect fit and would push the process along due to my having another offer but the other manager wished me luck at the end of the interview and told me I would some day find my niche. Just wondering how Citi's hiring process works, how soon after the final round of interviews do you get an offer? Still sweating and praying I hear something soon. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If I left an interview and was told "Good luck, you'll find your niche one day", I would not have my hopes up. I'm not saying there's no chance you got the job, but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously [ Reply | More ]
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Wow. It's really rough out there and I feel for you, kid. [ Reply | More ]
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Ex Citi Mom. Totally varies. They will get together whenever (usually that day, but could be next week) and make a decision - the hiring manager has full authority, the others give input. Then HR does their thing. That could take a few weeks, as they then try to benchmark a package for you (i.e. offer you as little as possible to get you to move). Likely to be 2 weeks to offer, at least. [ Reply | More ]
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Longer if someone that needs to approve something is out of the office or if they institute a hiring freeze. [ Reply | More ]
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The niche guy sounds like he was criticizing you for being too picky about what YOU want rather than trying to show how you can do what they need doing. [ Reply | More ]
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Who'd want to work for that guy anyway?? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm Jewish and relatively observant. DH is nominally Christian. After much prenuptial discussion, we decided that kids would be raised Jewish, no X-mas tree at our house, but we'd celebrate X-mas with his family. This has worked just fine for the past 10 years. We've traveled (by plane) to either MIL's or Aunt-in-law's for approx. 3 days of togetherness. This year, MIL is pushing for me to host X-mas. Not Christian BIL/SIL, but me. I've said no, but she's really making things uncomfortable and talking trash to DH. Why does this have to be so difficult? 61 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It could be that she's tired of hosting, and that for her, "Christmas" is not a religious holiday, but a family event with a meal. What if you chose a neutral location -- a restaurant? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: You're exactly right. But for me, X-mas is very religious. I'd love to have it at a neutral location, but it's vitally important to her that our children wake up to a X-mas tree and stockings filled with tons of toys. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: The part that bugs me the most is that she's undermining the delicate balancing act DH and I have engaged in for the past 10 years. Our "Grand Compromise" is fundamental to our marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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If your marriage won't survive your DH entertaining his family in his own home, the compromise is not so grand. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow, obnoxious? I am certain she will entertain, but not celebrate another religion. [ Reply | More ]
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The OP is obnoxious, I agree. Also extremely self-centered. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I meant the respondent above. OP is not self-centered. MIL should visit some other time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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OR: How about a Grand Compromise Compromise: A tree with presents, but no discussion of Jesus, no singing songs about "Our Lord", AND you light the Menorah (even if it's not actually Channukah). That way you can call it a Festivus Holiday, or Winter Equinox get-together, or something. [ Reply | More ]
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I think OP is better off hosting a non-religious holiday [ Reply | More ]
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Probably true. No religion, rather than some bastard amalgam of both. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do Jewish people act like Christmas is an offensive religious holiday? For most of us gentiles, the sacredness comes from spending time with family. [ Reply | More ]
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We don't. For most of us, we are pretty relaxed about this. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not offensive at all. It's a lovely holiday. But there are lots of lovely holidays of lots of lovely religions, and I don't have to celebrate them if I don't want to. [ Reply | More ]
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Jew here -- the holiday is not offensive, it is when someone wants me to celebrate it, I find it offensive. [ Reply | More ]
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The OP agreed she would celebrate Christmas. [ Reply | More ]
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But no tree at her house. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm the OR, in the same situation (although my DH converted). It *IS* a religious holiday that celebrates the birth of YOUR LORD. How can it NOT be religious? Who is asleep in the manger, no room for a bed? Santa Claus? [ Reply | More ]
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You totally do NOT understand Judism, no Jesus is NOT our lord. [ Reply | More ]
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He's not party of the holy trinity? [ Reply | More ]
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Not for Jews. No Holy Trinity for Jews, just ONE G-d. [ Reply | More ]
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That was my point, in response to the responder who didn't think that Christmas was a religious holiday even though it's about the ostensible birth of Jesus. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I'm confused. I thought that OR was saying exactly that. [ Reply | More ]
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Not MY lord; I'm agnostic. I celebrate Christmas without a manger. It's totally secular and wonderful. However, I work at a Jewish school where the only way I can get Dec. 25th off is by proclaiming that it's a religious holiday for me. Some Jews just don't understand what Christmas is to most people. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't really understand why you are ok with your children having a tree but not a tree in your home. Seems like semantics to me, and it probably does to MIL too. That's why she's not going to host this year because she is sick of doing xmas for you. [ Reply | More ]
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It's like if someone gave your kid red envelope for Chinese New Year. Lovely gesture, grateful for the gift, but I don't have to now take on the practice myself. It's not our tradition. [ Reply | More ]
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It is not semantics to me at all. It is saying to kids, WE do not celebrate Xmas, but MIL does. [ Reply | More ]
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Why is it a religious holiday for you when it isn't for your relatives, who are actually the ones who care about celebrating it? I could understand your feelings if they expected you to put up a creche and attend midnight mass with them, but this is not that case. It's similar to them asking you to host Thanksgiving. [ Reply | More ]
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This is a well-thought out reply. Very good. [ Reply | More ]
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I am an atheist raised in the US. For me, Christmas has nothing to do with religion - it was a pagan holiday based upon the longest night, long before it was coopted by the then dominant Christians. To refuse to celebrate it strikes me as a little odd. But I respect your right not to. [ Reply | More ]
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Your Christian husband would also be hosting his family, no? [ Reply | More ]
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He agreed on no Christmas holiday celebrations. He can host his family on a non-Christian holiday. [ Reply | More ]
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No, the OP agreed they would celebrate Christmas with his family. Just not in "her" home (which apparently she does not also view as "his" home). [ Reply | More ]
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But HE agreed to no tree in their house. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't you mean her house? [ Reply | More ]
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The OP is overly focused on the tree, IMO. She agreed that her DH and his children would celebrate this holiday with his family. Why does it matter if the celebration takes place in their home or someone else's home? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: If you re-read my posts, you'll see that I refer to it as "our house" not "my house" [ Reply | More ]
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She's being insensitive and bossy. Tell her you have had no problem partaking in the festivities for your DH and DC's benefit, but won't host christmas because YOU ARE JEWISH. She's being an ass. [ Reply | More ]
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Tell her you will be glad to host another holiday, maybe Thanksgiving? [ Reply | More ]
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because you want to make it difficult. you are obviously not religious. it is a cultural thing for you. nyc jews have historically had ye olde' christmas tree in their living room. i'd lump it and get one. i'm not really christian and do the same. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I am religious. DDs and I attend services almost every other weekend. DDs attend Hebrew school 2x/week. We celebrate major Jewish holidays at our house. Other Jews may be comfortable with a X-mas tree, but I'm not. [ Reply | More ]
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Good for you. Don't host Xmas, it's unfair for anyone to ask you to. While it is not a religious holiday for some, it is for many others. Also, I think it would confuse DC. It seems you guys have led a perfect compromise where you can enjoy other religious observances, but can stay true to your inner convictions. [ Reply | More ]
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Not this Jew. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry OP, but I agree. If you are ok with your family celebrating Christmas, there is not reason not to bring in into your home. [ Reply | More ]
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But her family does not celebrate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Yes there is. She is Jewish. I would never take away someone else's holiday at their home, but would she ask her MIL to clean her house, switch dishes etc... So she could visit as Passover? [ Reply | More ]
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She is religious -- she said she is relatively observant. [ Reply | More ]
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wth does that mean? she likes a good blt but can't have a christmas tree? [ Reply | More ]
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I personally don't see the problem with your DH hosting Christmas. This is a holiday he celebrates. You agreed to celebrate it with his family and you do. [ Reply | More ]
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He agreed no tree in house. [ Reply | More ]
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Holding him to that after 10 years is petty. [ Reply | More ]
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uh, no. It is a basic part of their life. [ Reply | More ]
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Your husband needs to talk to her. If this is what you and your DH have agreed to for your family, then she needs to respect that. You can agree to host without tree oar big gift thing. Maybe reservations at a hotel or something if the trimmings are important to them. Maybe they just want a NY x-mad. [ Reply | More ]
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X-mass [ Reply | More ]
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+1. DH needs to talk to her. Host the family for a dinner. If she wants to bring presents, then she can bring presents. No big deal. She can't force you to buy a tree or stockings. But the rest is no big deal. [ Reply | More ]
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agreed. [ Reply | More ]
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Offer to host Hannukah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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I think she is being unreasonable and disrespectful. If you and DH can band together, tell her you won't do it and let the chips fall where they may. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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What a strange request! Your DH should be handling this entirely and defending you and the marriage agreement. If she is tired of hosting, maybe you can still go there but pay for some meals outside of the house and help prepare lunches? Or stay in hotels? [ Reply | More ]
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Serve latkas. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Interesting study on the ELL gap in charter schools. To summarize the findings, charters DO enroll less ELL students than traditional publics. However, the gap is NOT due to attrition of ELL students (ELL students leave in lesser numbers than non-ELL), but primarily due to the fact that ELL students are significantly less likely to enroll in charter schools to begin with. Charters need to start outreach efforts in ELL communities to combat the gap. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Wow, a right wing think tank came up with this? Charters have been doing huge outreach for years so I doubt that is the problem if they don't have enough ELL students. But one funny thing you mentioned -- you compared the number of ELL students who leave to the number of non-ELL students. Couldn't that just mean that non-ELL students are leaving in ENORMOUS numbers relative to how they leave other schools? So that means that the subset of just ELL students leaving is low, because only ELL students who are likely to be easy to teach will even come to the school. [ Reply | More ]
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I can't follow what you are saying. Charter and traditional public attrition rates are in the article. Traditional publics have higher attrition (Fig. 5) for both ELL and non-ELL populations. While it is interesting why this is the case, the more important question is what efforts need to be taken to enroll more ELLs in charters to begin with. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How do you get over getting "played" by a player? I am so hurt. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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players gonna play [ Reply | More ]
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tell us more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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OP: I met this guy - he pursued me like crazy for 2 months. I felt really comfortable, he said he had feelings, etc. We slept together after 2 months, then he went on business trip and didn't contact me while he was away. At the end of the trip, he was in a different city with another woman. I feel like such a fool and I am angry and want to say something, but thinking it is better to just ignore him and let it go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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Consider it a lesson learned. And when he contacts you out of the blue in the future for more sex, avoid him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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You get a free pass the first time. Now you're too wise for it to happen again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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+1 You'll be MUCH smarter next time and you'll see the signs and know the deal. Have faith in yourself. When it happened to me someone on here wrote something like.. you're crying over him and he's laughing and has moved on. Think about it. Do you really want to spend your time mooning over someone who doesn't think of you at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Next time don't pick a player. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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Op: yes, i know and I will learn from this. He didn't seem like he was in the beginning - it felt like any other relationship I've had that ended up working out for a while. I understand when things don't work out, but I just can't believe I fell for it and that someone could go from 100 to zero in a day without any explanation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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we avoid them cuz we can spot them a mile away. all that charm is just bs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Besides stews and soups and chili, what can I cook with a slow cooker? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Lasagna. Forreal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Brisket, pulled pork. Chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Pulled fucking pork. God, so easy to make in a slow cooker and so, so awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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A whole chicken, pulled pork, corned beef [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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how do you do a whole chicken? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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god! i love corned beef. haven't had it in YEARS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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I'm newly obsessed with a website called damn delicious (damndelicious.net) that has a bunch of off-the-beaten path slow cooker recipes that look amazing. i've made two of her regular (not slow cooker) recipes already and they came out great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:41 PM Flag
[ - ] DH and I going to New Orleans for his bday - suggestions on places to eat and where to stay? Want to be able to walk places and have a nice time. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Esl? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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What? She asked perfectly normal questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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and if English were her second language - how rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Hotels - Monteleone (Carousel Bar in lobby - awesome) or Roosevelt (Bar Sazerac in lobby - wonderful). JW Marriott or Ritz are okay too. Eat at Cochon or Peche, Luc, and if you want to venture uptown go to Upperline. Breakfast at Stanley, but you also must get coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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^and go out on Frenchmen Street - Spotted Cat is my favorite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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I have to say, I stayed at the Monteleone and thought the rooms were extremely crappy. About like a YMCA circa 1968 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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I have to say, I stayed at the Monteleone and thought the rooms were extremely crappy. About like a YMCA circa 1968 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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Yeah, but it's the Monteleone. Historic, the bar, the location. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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if you like gross dirty overpriced hotels, Moneteleone ALL THE WAY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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New Orleans is probably not the place for you then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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if you want historic, try le pavillon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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BTDT, it's okay. I like the PB&J at 11. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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op - have you heard of Soniat House? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. If it's not too pricey for you, stay there. Perfect charm and great location. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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op - their rooms are about the same as the roosevelt or the W... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Go for it then. Such a more authentic New Orleans experience. It's a special place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Great advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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I would stay in the old Roosevelt hotel. Brimming with history, and recently renovated to the nines http://therooseveltneworleans.com/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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The W French Quarter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Halloween playdate for 4 6 yr olds. Any ideas of activities? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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buy little pumpkins and let them paint faces on them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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or carve them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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Paint pumpkins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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apple dunking, piƱata [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:24 PM Flag
[ - ] 4yo DD has to have nebulizer albuterol treatments for 2-3 days. Doc says it's not asthma, but a virus that has gone deep into her chest and we need to clear the congestion. Anyone BTDT? Also, it makes her so jittery it's awful, any advice? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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Btdt with toddlers. It was fine and never had a repeat occurrence. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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Sorry :-( my DC has asthma and we do a lot of nebulizer. You can ask to switch to Xopenex, which is another bronchodilator that was a little less jittery (for my DS, anyway). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:07 PM Flag
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turn the tv on and do the treatments. hope she doesn't need it in the future, but no guarantees. xopenex makes kids a little less jittery than albuterol; regardless, jittery is not that bad of a side effect if enables her to breath. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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Yes. Done it a million times. It's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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op here- thanks guys. Made me a little nervous because it seems like such a serious thing to get a breathing machine at home. Dd is usually pretty low key but is now bouncing off the walls, fidgety and isn't focusing as much as usual. It makes me wonder how many kids get in trouble in school because they take asthma medication. It's terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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I'm sorry to hear about the jitters-- my DD has needed albuterol a million times and doesn't seem to have this side effect. But don't feel like it's so serious... it's not a "breathing machine", it's just an effective way to get a particular type of medicine in her. My DD happens to have asthma, but practically every mom I know has needed the neb for their kids at some point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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We've had a nebulizer since ds got RSV at 12 weeks. Because of the RSV or being a late term premie, he would need the nebulizer ever time he got cold, it would settle in his lungs and stick. He was never diagnosed with Asthma and completely grew of it by 5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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