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[ - ] 6yo girl bday present - $25 budget? TIA! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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Use a 40% off coupon at Michaels - beading set, modeling clay, scrapbook kit... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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Fun learning games: Sum Swamp, Pop for Addition and Subtraction, Money Bags [ Reply | More ]
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Claire's, Michael's, Target? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone in NYC have bunion surgery? Can you recommend a doctor and what time of year might be best to have the procedure? Thanks! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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NP- Watching this. I have asked similar questions before, let me check my watched posts- I might have some older info (like from this summer) for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
[ - ] A personal trainor at my gym is giving me the hard sell. Anyone have experience with personal training sessions and are they worth it? Right now I mostly do spinning classes and Pilates and like my routine. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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Never, ever, ever buy anything from anyone giving you a hard sell. Ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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This. Also, the good trainers don't need to do a hard sell, they get clients through word of mouth. This one is probably new and useless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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^ Friend is getting certified right now and says trainer certification is a joke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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^But all that said, you should really add some resistance training (lifting real weight) to build strong muscles and bones. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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I have done personal training sessions and I liked them a lot because I liked my trainer. She was NOT hard sell. Do not enter into any sort of ongoing relationship with a trainer who is clearly going to guilt you to all hell if you ever want to stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Agree. I would even talk to head of gym about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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He may have an interest in helping you out, but his motivation is helping himself. Politely tell him you're not interested and complain to the manager if he won't back off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Equinox uses kiehls products which have parabens. So bummed! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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i love kiehls! what are parabens? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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There has been some studies that paraben a are hormone disrupters, but they are in so many cosmetics. I try to avoid them as much as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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np My dermatologist says the amount you absorb topically is so minute that it's not worth worrying about. She uses regular sunscreen too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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So stop drinking the Kiehl's out of the bottle, and you should be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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Oh my god. The products I use every day are going to kill me! Aaaarrrgggh. We're all going to get sick and die. ALL of us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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With some of these posts, you would think people were injecting the Kiehl's directly into their veins or something. "OMG A PARABEN MIGHT HAVE TOUCHED MY SKIN! I AM GOING TO DO A THREE DAY CLEANSE NOW!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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Even if they are just washing their hair, the parabens are NOT going to kill them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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np Life is a terminal disease. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I can't believe these people still have her sister watching their kids. http://nypost.com/2014/09/30/mom-haunted-by-killer-nannys-sister/ 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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Flame away but who pays a nanny while being a SAHM, and sending their kids to public school? Put them in private instead of throwing away money on a nanny for a SAHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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np Agree. I have 4 SAHP friends who have nannies, and (IMO) 1 can justify it, because of her volunteering. I know rich people have always done it, but I don't get having children if you aren't actually into spending time with children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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i'm sorry....are you judging the way the klims are grieving? or did i interpret your post incorrectly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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No, before the kids were killed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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yeah. go there. she deserved it. f*%king loser. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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An acquaintance of Mr. Krim said he had been extremely happy in California and often lamented the difficulties of family life in New York and how it was necessary for a big family to have help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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it's really not "necessary" to have help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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wtf, the nanny killed her kids!!!! Have some compassion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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You realize some people don't want to send their kids to private school, right? [ Reply | More ]
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I can't believe those parents won't just get another damn nanny. Let her go. She can work in another neighborhood. Have some compassion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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i dont care they employ the sister (their problem) but if they are truly as uncaring as the article makes them out to be about drop off/pickup....i find that more upsetting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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I feel very sorry for the family, but this really doesn't belong in the NY Post. There are lots of very nice people closely related to terrible murderers. One thing that was interesting in the story is that the mother complained that the nanny's sister "was practically wearing a disguise, wearing big sunglasses and an olive-green quilted coat, she basically grabbed the daughter and rushed away, looking to me like she knew she was breaking the bargain." That means the sister tried her best to be unobtrusive - "wearing a disguise" - because she was trying to respect the parents. The nanny's sister did the opposite of flaunting herself - rushing away. It sounds as if the school is handling this well and again, I don't understand how this makes the NY Post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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I think this article contains WAY too much information about these peoples' private lives, and, as an editor, I would have never allowed it to run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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this, it's seems all so strange and bizzare for a news story [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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Twice it cites that the info comes from emails to friends so either they want it leaked so that something may be done about it or she may want to rethink her friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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This is unbelievable. That poor family, and the other family sounds weird. Almost like they followed the Krims to make their lives worse. Very spooky to me. Creeps me out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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Lots of people move downtown to be closer to Wall Street [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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Cnbc is in englewood cliffs nj. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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So the other family has more of a reason to live there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:47 PM Flag
[ - ] crazy question (sort of): i have a very tiny stitch from a punch biopsy. how bad is it to remove the stitch myself instead of hauling back into the doctor's office? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Just do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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+1 you can totally do it yourself if you can reach it. Just snip and use tweezers. Have some antibiotic ointment ready. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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on the web, there's some blurbage about adhesive tape the doctor might put on there after the stitch removal. is that important in any way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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IDK, but I have never had a doctor do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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so you're saying you've had stitches removed but a doctor (or a nurse) has never put some sort of tape after the removal. just remove stitch and go, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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ok. thanks. maybe i will just do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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My doctor even told me I could do it myself because I was traveling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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ok. thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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In your case I think you are good to go. Just keep it clean - the ointment should be good enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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ok. very good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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Sometimes depending on how the stitch removal goes they will put some adhesive film over the area or a bandage if it happens to be in an area that might see some irritation that will impede the final healing. I had a mole removed under my bra strap; my DH (a doc) snipped the stitches out in our kitchen and put a bandage over it so that the strap would not continue to rub the area in the first days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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They might also do it in areas that are highly mobile where the healing wound might continue to need a little extra support. If you had a cut in your knee, for example, a little adhesive film would just help the skin stay in place that extra few days and not inadvertently stretch too far. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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is it something special or can i just put a bandaid around it (say double to make it an "x" so as to prevent stretching in either direction)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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Just leave it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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it's not the sort you "leave" be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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You'd be a lot cooler if you had put the stitch in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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i'd be a lot cooler if i did a lot of things. or maybe didn't do a lot of things. lol [ Reply | More ]
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:-D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted a few weeks ago. Yesterday was my thyroid biopsy. 2.1 cm nodule. Luckily, it's not impacting eating, breathing, or speaking. If it's benign, it can stay where it is and grow slowly..I'll have a few years of monitoring. I'll find out in a week or so. I just keep looking at my little, little kids wondering what the next year is going to bring. I'm not overreacting, since I know I have some genetic risk factors that increase my odds of suspicious or positive biopsy. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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Did you get it while pregnant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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I ask because I got one but it was just a cyst [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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Not sure. Kids are 6 and 4, but the nodule was just picked up. [ Reply | More ]
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what does it mean if it is not benign? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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It means it is cancerous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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You are me. I had a nodule develop during pregnancy. By the same logic you are using I kept my nodule for 15 years until I could start to feel it when I swallowed. I had at least 3 needle biopsies in that time and many ultrasounds. They found nothing. When I finally had my nodule removed, it had grown to envelop my thyroid so that they had to take the whole left half to remove it all. They also finally found a carcinoma upon biopsy, so there was cancer in there after all. Fortunately the vast majority of thyroid cancer is easily removable surgically; it tends not to spread easily, and even if it has spread a little, the thyroid is amazingly responsive to treatment. There's only one rare type of thyroid cancer that is fatal. Most thyroid "cancer" is highly curable, no reason to worry at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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I disagree. There is a risk that she does have a fatal form of cancer or that she may have to have treatment and monitoring. Worrying at this point seems completely natural to me. Sure, it may be treatable and low risk, but it's a tumor, not a bad zit. [ Reply | More ]
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... I don't really think you have any idea what you are talking about. Did you even read what I posted? I had thyroid cancer and will have to see an endocrinologist for life. I kind of know a LOT about it. Way more than you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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Np. Maybe you did but so many doctors remove half of the thyroid and do a frozen section and see that there was actually no cancer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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OP here - I am worried. I do appreciate hearing your experience and I am very glad you had such manageable results. Thyroid cancer is very manageable, most of the time. I will stop worrying when they rule out the cancer option or identify what kind it is. It upsets me that people are telling me not to worry in real life and here. Over and over again...don't worry, I am sure it will be fine....It's not fine. It may be much worse. Every step so far has put me in a smaller and smaller group, with higher and higher risk of malignancy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Every morning the principal at DC's school stands ready to meet and greet kids and parents, which is nice, but he also wants to kiss my cheek every morning. I don't notice him doing it with all other parents, and wonder if it is because I am European he somehow wants to do it. I don't like it, and can handle that much body contact in the morning. How do I discourage it, short of telling him or wearing a Muslim headscarf? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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Stick your arm out way before you get to him and stand a little farther away than normal. Grab his hand for a handshake before he even knows what's going on. Keep your elbow out, not bent, so he can't pull you in for a kiss. Give a big smile, say "have a great day!", and move away quickly. He'll be slightly shocked but will 100% get the message [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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What! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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You put out your hand to shake, and you keep your arm firmly straight. Or you pull and Oprah hug-avoider, and use both of your hands to shake his hand, keeping him at arm's length. If you don't lean in to accept the kiss, he can't kiss you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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^* an Oprah hug-avoider [ Reply | More ]
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LOL I do the handshake-with-both-hands to avoid hugging, but I didn't know Oprah started it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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so funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you! Another good suggestion. Thinking I may have to practice these handshakes with DH at home first. This morning I found myself dropping DD off outside the school to avoid the whole thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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^"can't handle" not "can handle" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
[ - ] I like Amal's wedding gown. Much better than Angelina's disappointment. http://www.people.com/article/george-clooney-amal-alamuddin-wedding-photo 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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holy cow. what a publicity pile of ridiculousness... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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seriously, it's as if they're trying to "spin a story" that it's real. weird. so weird for a normally private person. he obviously is going to run for something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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DON'T CAAAAAAARE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Pretty. [ Reply | More ]
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lovely. clooney is going kardashian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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very pretty [ Reply | More ]
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Her arms are so ugly and painfully thin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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Pretty. I liked Angelina's too, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:44 PM Flag
[ - ] I have an idea for a book. How do I get started? (Serious replies only) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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Fiction or nonfiction? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Fiction but based on events of my life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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Fiction - you have to get your ass in the chair and write the book, then edit, edit , edit, edit. Then write a query letter and try to find an agent. [ Reply | More ]
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Log off UB, keep your ass in the chair and your computer open, start typing. [ Reply | More ]
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^And yes, that is a serious answer. There is only one way to write a manuscript, and that's the way to do it. Signed, Former Book Editor [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks-I'll get off UB [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think people know how hard it is to write. It's fucking painful, and not at all fun. But that's the point! Good writing is difficult, soul wrenching work. People who say "oh, I love to write!" expose themselves as amateurs to me. [ Reply | More ]
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You may need to self-publish if you get no interest from agents. My dad did this with one or two of his early books, but then was able to get an agent based on the earlier work. He's now about 4 more books in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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Profitable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I know Brearly, chapin, and spence get all the hype, but what about Nightingale and Hewitt? Respectable all girls schools for a bright and outgoing DD? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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My dd is at Nightingale and she loves it as do most families I know. [ Reply | More ]
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Applied to Hewitt a few years back and was really impressed. We ended up going coed. [ Reply | More ]
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Shoshanna loves nightingale [ Reply | More ]
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Who is Shoshanna? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Lonstein gruff. Jerry's ex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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I only have boys but friends with dds at both schools seem very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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lovely schools all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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My DD is at Hewitt. Started there for middle school. She loves it and we are very happy. It s a very nurturing and friendly environment. The teaching style really draws the kids in, which is good for a child like mine, who is a bit shy and not very assertive. The schools also fosters a collaborative environment rather than a competitive environment, which is good for my daughter. For her a competitive environment causes her to withdraw. The school will also hold your hands through the entire college application process. My DD is not somebody for whom school is easy, but she is very hard working and conscientious and gets good results from hard work. She is by no means ivy bound, which seems to be the only thing that matters to many on this site, but I know that with the learning environment at Hewitt, my hardworking bright daughter will get the best college placement within her reach. If your child is very competitive and in the top three percentile, you can probably find a better match elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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B, C and S are head and shoulders above the other schools. When you look at college placement statistics for example, while B, C and S place well over 50% of the class at top 25 colleges, Nightingale falls significantly behind and Hewitt even more so. But, not everyone who wants to get into B, C and S is accepted, so Nightingale and Marymount are seen as the two next best SS girl options. The same goes for SS boys where Collegiate is by far the best school, followed by St Bernard's (although its k-8/9). Not everyone gets accepted at one of those two schools, so they move to the next best options, including St David's and Browning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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which of course is not the same thing as being a good school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Do you really think that the school somehow magically transforms average kids into ivy students? They place kids to those colleges because they ruthlessly stream for the brightest kids only. Hewitt is NOT a bad school at all, it just allows in normal kids... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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"Respectable," certainly. But with tuitions as high as they are, you have to ask yourself if SS education is right for your DD, and whether your options are better elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Have been exercising for about three weeks. Now down with this bug going around. Don't want to go back to square one. Do you think walking and lifting light weights would help? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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Every little helps! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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Yes, and keep eating protein, to help prevent muscle loss til you're back up to 100%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:53 PM Flag
[ - ] My ds' preschool is requiring all students to get the influenza vaccination by October 15th. He's never had it before. Should he get the flu shot, or flu mist? He's a healthy kid, but I'm not sure what one to ask for. TIA. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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Ask your doc!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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Yes...why ask here??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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Ask your ped. What preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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flu shot is the dead virus form. flu mist is live virus form. my kids always get the flu mist because they don't like shots, but ask your dr. i think there are different (albeit) small risks for each. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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For the average healthy kid I don't think it really matters but if you prefer the shot, make sure you let your doctor's office know ahead of time. The nurse at our pediatrician's office has a habit of asking in front of the kids whether to give them the shot or the mist. Needless to say, everyone gets the mist. [ Reply | More ]
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She knows better [ Reply | More ]
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They say that the flumist for an average healthy kid is actually much more effective than the shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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My pediatrician said I could choose either one. [ Reply | More ]
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My ped said they are recommending the mist as it seems to be more effective and longer lasting in children. [ Reply | More ]
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I would pull him so fast, why would they require poison to be injected into the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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Ummm...maybe they don't want a flu outbreak. Have fun with home schooling. Poison? Quite the scientist, aren't you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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NP, my DH almost died from it so I have to agree with OP. I understand this is not the norm but yes it can harm people, healthy people. [ Reply | More ]
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what happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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Good, because nobody wants your flu-infected kid at school anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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Don't worry all three are in school! Just not one that would mandate the flu shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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If any are in preschool in NYC, the law mandates a flu shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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One still is and no he does not have to, you can get an exception. So not mandated, because you can get them to agree to wave it. [ Reply | More ]
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Just because you got an exception does not mean it is not mandated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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It's not your school, it's a new law. Either shot or mist is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Yes, it is the law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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In NYC? Since when? Link? [ Reply | More ]
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Ours tried that, we got an exception. Stand up for yourself if you do not believe in it. Yes we vaccinate before you jump all over me but the flu shot can harm some and our family has a history of very negative reactions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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How many exception nuts are there posting on UB right now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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OP I have posted once. And sorry I am not ok giving my child something that has made close family members very ill, not just flu like symptoms does not make me a nut? Could you be any more judgmental does every have to agree with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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we do the nasal since or one dose since it does not contain thimerosal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:44 PM Flag
[ - ] DS will be 12 in one week. Help! I need gift ideas! Anything but video games! 69 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Movie tickets [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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And let him take a friend no grown ups [ Reply | More ]
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She's his Mom, not his great aunt from out of town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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Sports equipment, cool sweatshirt, the expensive cushioned Nike socks, movie ticket book, skateboard, scooter, kindle, tablet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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No self respecting 12 year old boy thinks socks are a birthday present [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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What about a tie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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np While I agree with your premise in general, I bought a pair of those socks a few weeks ago, and they are heaven. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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They do. DS saw them and wants them they are around $25-35 and have cushioning. For some reason they are hot right now. [ Reply | More ]
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np Also the Under Armour superhero socks - ds has regular ones and everyone else on the soccer team was wearing those. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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np: Are they popular with 12 year olds? My 8 yo has them - Spiderman and Superman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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I thought they would seem babyish so I didn't get them when we went back to school shopping, but then all the other boys seemed to have them, or the bright neon ones. I got ds a pair at Marshalls yesterday and he was excited. They aren't super obvious, they just have a star or a spider. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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A laminated instruction sheet for doing his own laundry from now on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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+1 And his own hamper/laundry bag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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And a cookbook, with a gift certificate for the grocery store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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lol With a note that reads, "Happy 12th Birthday! We love you, but you're making your own gorram lunch from now on. Bon apetit!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Simon, Risk, Monopoly, Life, Scrabble [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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What is Simon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Whoa. If you are too young to remember Simon, you definitely need one. Great game. It used to send my big brother running from the room in tears of anger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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Running from the room in anger? Explain how this is great? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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I thought it was pretty funny at the time. Of course, I was 9 and I kept beating him at Simon after he beat me at everything else up to that point... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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I was the same way with Simon, but I loved it at the same time! Also with the game "Perfection" if anyone remembers it-- most anxiety-inducing game EVER, but awesome. [ Reply | More ]
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x1000 Perfection was nothing but addictive, addictive stress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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np- I just got a Simon for my 11yo DS. He loves it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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Pit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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Settlers of Catan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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This is a great family game! I usually hate board games. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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3D Chess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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Checkers/Chess/Backgammon combo board & pieces. [ Reply | More ]
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Go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Mancala or Othello. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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Ticket To Ride [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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Ticket to Ride: Europe (if he is into geography & travel) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Stratego [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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Mastermind or Cranium. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Operation! [ Reply | More ]
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Rock'em Sock'em Robots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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Browse the thinkgeek kids section. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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This. Flying Screaming Monkey. Or remote-controlled inflatable flying shark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Rhinoceros Mini-Beest kit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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CD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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Did you ask him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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Yes, he want video games and I refuse ! ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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Meanie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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Real-life Minecraft 8-bit toys/equipment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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One of those wood puzzles that you have to solve to get the money out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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What is this game called sounds great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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There are bunches of them. I don't know if they have a common name. If you search for "wood puzzles" and "money", you'll probably get lots of results. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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Those Dr. Dre headphones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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I think those are like $300. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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Noise canceling headphones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Sono [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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Maybe a make-your-own-robot kit? Look in a store called Tinkersphere in the East village if you are in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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Jumperbot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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A HD projector and HD silver screen paint, so when he does get video games, he can play them on a big HD screen painted on his bedroom wall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Log. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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lol It's big! It's heavy! It's wood! (Also: you are old and your parents let you watch bad television.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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Hello, Kettle? This is Pot. You're black. ;-D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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:-) [ Reply | More ]
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Air hockey table. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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His own zipline from his bedroom window to the back yard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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A pinochle deck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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Kaos Cyclops water balloon launcher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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Makey Makey [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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Kind of a video game, but a compromise might be buying the computer game "Civilization." It's some kind of complicated world building strategy game that we let ds get when all his friends were getting violent video games. He loves it, and he's gotten really interested in history because you build the civilization and take it through different epochs. You can set it so there's no ability to interact with other players (it's an online game), there are no bimbos, and there's no graphic violence but you do fight battles so it keeps him interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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Unbored (book) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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Pranklopedia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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How to Survive a Sharknado [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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the Worst Case Scenario books [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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Check out the Edmund Scientific website: www.scientificsonline.com. Also, The Encyclopedia of Immaturity is something that went over well with all the boys in our family. DVD of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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