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[ - ] What the heck does this symbol mean: O_o ?? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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Wonky bug eyes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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Shock and confusion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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Picture a face with that expression. Whoa, what the heck is up with *you*?! Or something along those line.s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 09:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Hey pregnant ladies, looks like you're better off flying to Lebanon to give birth. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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That's only because we have black people. White infant mortality is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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We also have around 360 million people living in the U.S. And how many people does Lebanon have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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I realize this is a stupid post, I just thought the article was interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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Actually Lebanon isn't really the third world shithole it's made out to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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Actually the us infant mortality rate needs to be analyzed by race in order to make sense of it. Dirt poor Americans have low infant mortality becauuse they are careful with their babies. Certain other races in America have high infant mortality because the moms are drunk and careless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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To be claear, dirt poor Asians in America have lower infant mortality than Upper Middle Class African Americans [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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You again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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And the rural America, white trash, meth heads probably have the highest rates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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The US has one of the worst IMR of any industrialized country. This is not because we're more drunk and careless. It's because of birthing practices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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this. medicine for women is horrendous in this country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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Amal, is that you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Worth it to pay contractor 20% plus a management fee? It is running up the cost of house reno so much but otherwise don't know how to get it done. Tight budget. Needs huge reno. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Isn't the 20% the management fee in the first place? Is he actually doing work, or managing others? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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managing. Management fee plus 20% markup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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I would avoid that if possible. We are doing apt reno now and paying architect 15% to supervise contractor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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but the contractor is also charging right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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he's charging for the job itself, yes. Do you mean he might be charging his own mgmt fee embedded in his quote? Sure, maybe, but we chose him because he was 30% under the others- if he is lower quality we/architect will deal with it real-time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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Did your contractor just give a quote for total amount of job, without breaking down components and his fee? This is what mine did so I have no idea how much he is actually charging v. components. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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He broke down components- no separate fee- I assume it is built in- there is an enormous charge for painting, so that where it probably is. Like I said, he was still way below the other two and we tried to match the quotes and lines up as best as we could. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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Really. Such a scam! Pay me 15% of the job that I designed (with that 15% in mind, of course) so that I can make sure the other guy you're paying 20% to is doing what he's supposed to do. So on a $250K renovation you're paying like $80,000 for people to tell the plumber and electrician what to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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Right. I can't afford this. I want to pay like 20K for help on a 150K job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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i would find a management company - ours charged like 7% of total job, but they did a nice comparison for me of all the bids, and they researched alternatives and scrutinized invoices - they saved me thousands, you would be amazed at the crap contractors/subcontractors try to bill you for as well as incorrectly charging tax in some instances [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] SAHMs, what do you usually eat for lunch? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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a coffee and whatever leftovers from my kid. Bowl of cereal maybe. I am watching this so I can get my act together! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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Mac n cheese, cheddar bunnies and a squeezy pack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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Usually a salad, unless I have leftovers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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OP - do you make the salad or pick it up from somewhere? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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I had leftover hamburger helper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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OP - haha, all of your answers make me feel better about myself. was expecting everybody else to eat crudite or salads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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today I had oreos and a latte. I feel like crap now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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I work at home. I had the leftover half of a Subway sandwich and two Snack Pack puddings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Weight Watchers frozen meal, small mixed greens with 1 tablespoon of dressing, leftover fortune cookie, piece of dark chocolate. This weight loss thing isn't going the way I'd hoped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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Is this like "WOHMs, describe your make up routine"?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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Leftovers, or ww tortilla w peanut butter and fruit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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WOHM here, we're too poor for me to eat lunch, that's why I have to go to work :( if I'm lucky, I'll be able to grab some bread crusts away from a pigeon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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Yeah, but at least you'll have a cool story to tell your husband about how you wrestled the bread crumbs from that pigeon, opposed to watching his eyes glaze over as you recount another craft project story as a SAHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Please help me understand hedge fund pay. (Before you ask, I am not doing diligence on a guy, just wondering in general). At a relatively large, well regarded fund ($10-15 B AUM), how are portfolio managers paid? And what about operations? Legal, compliance, IT, etc. Do these people all earn so much more than their banking counterparts? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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someone correct me if I'm wrong but everyone would be paid from a portion of the management fees and profits. That's a massive hedge fund and many of them don't have that many employees so there is lots of money to go around. Investment professionals are most likely going to get a salary and then a percentage. So it all depends on how the fund does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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They are paid based on the performance of the portfolio they control. They can make 300k or they can make millions if the performance is excellent. It's the closest job in the world to "pay for performance" except for elite pro sports. Banking jobs are a different animal- based on transactions, not security gains, and there are wide ranges for both sides. Plus big difference between how hedge fund PMs are paid and how long only/mutual funds PMs are paid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Legal/compliance/IT are not too different vs sell-side banks. People close to the top (like general counsel) can make more or get some equity. IT at banks is very complicated- some of them, esp those that service the quant operations can do pretty well and better than more contained buy-side IT roles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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The pot of money to go around is 2% of assets and 20% of profits. How it is distributed varies from fund to fund, but in general portfolio managers and others with a direct hand in the firm's strategy will have a strong performace component with virtually no celing, and the more back office type positions will have a fairly high salary (as compared to the same positions elsewhere) but relatively small bonus components. However, that picture is complicated somewhat by the fact that employees are general allowed to participate at the fund(s), and in some places this amounts to the single largest benefit of working there (e.g. Renaissance). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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2/20 is long ago, big clients are bailing and those staying demanding fee reductions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Huh, didn't know that, I've been out of it for several years. I remember SAC used to charge 3 & 50, but they are gone now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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OR is onto the trend but it hasn't eroded as quickly as she is making out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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It's kind of like legalized gambling, except they've figured out a way to guarantee a certain return (their 2%) every year, so there's a baseline they'll always make. BUT - then they essentially make bets with your money. It's not supposed to be like that; a true hedge fund is supposed to be looking to average out, or hedge, their gains and losses to minimize either. But then some guy made a billion dollars using his fund to make bets on the market and everyone else figured "oh shit- we can do that, too!" Which is why there are so many funds that go out of business that you never, ever hear about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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^^Anyway - when they win big on those bets, they take 20% of the winnings. So let's say you give them $100k, and they show you a 15% gain. You have $115k. But they're going to take 2,000 (their base 2%) plus their 20% of 15,000, or $3,000. So of the 15,000 they made for you, they're taking 30% of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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They exploit people's survivorship bias cognitive blind spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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Few days ago there was a thread of people lambasting what insurance companies implicitly charge for whole life contracts- it's all true but it pales in comparison to the percent of the return hedge funds charge once you do the math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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The thing is if you actually have sustainable alpha it only makes sense to run a hedge fund to raise enough seed capital to surmount the barriers to entry for your strategy. But if you don't actually have sustainable alpha it is a fantastic way to make a lot of money. Now you are a potential investor looking at the universe of hedge funds, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff (is that task any easier than picking investments directly)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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You don't- you avoid them all to avoid the fees and asset allocate yourself. As for your alpha comments, no one save for Steven Cohen has long-term alpha- best place to get alpha through an investing cycle is private equity and hope they find a Twitter or GoPro- the challenge is getting into them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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Well a large insider trading network is certainly one kind of alpha ;) But what about someone like Simons (not that he's taking investment, but either is Cohen anymore). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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It's very difficult to evaluate quantitatively oriented strategies. I've seen plenty of attempts at banks and most of them stop working after a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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^^ BTW, agree with your conclusion. As an investor avoid HFs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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Ignorant mom alert... don't believe what you read on UB. So many inaccuracies in this one comment... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:59 PM Flag
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I think these comments are broadly accurate. Smart people will know the hedge fund world is so broad you cannot make a sentence that applies to them all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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ok. "figured out a way to make a certain return (2%)". Not true. No fund has this. The 2% is a management fee, nothing to do with fund return. "..they essentially make bets with your money". true, but so what. ALL asset managers make bets with your money. And the range of bets hedge funds make is as wide or as narrow as you want. Just like you can buy a leveraged single asset class long.short mutual fund. "Its not supposed to be like that.... supposed to be looking to average out". Just wrong. The investment class of hedge funds was inaccurately named from day 1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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certain return of 2% referred to the hedge fund company itself- you are talking about the same thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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i have several friends who work in administrative capacities at hedge funds and all are making very good money - way better than any administrative job elsewhere, plus perks - 100% employer paid health insurance, free lunch, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Describe the cutest family Halloween costume group you ever saw: 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Oxymoron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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Dad was a chef, mom a pot wearing db dressed as a lobster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Adorable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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am i the only one who finds that creepy? don't you throw the lobster into boiling water?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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Oof. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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It's ok. They don't feel a thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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Nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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Parents dressed like Jurassic Park staff. Little kids in dinosaur costumes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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Kid was Captain Hook, Mom was Tinker Bell and Dad was Peter Pan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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I find this odd, but I am a sucker for a dog in costume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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the Grizwalds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I am terrible at relationships. I am either closed off or super intense. I drive people away. I tend to end up with men who are super into me in the beginning and then start to die out and then I get insecure. I do best dating people as friends and then forming relationships, which is more difficult now that I am older. Does anyone have advice on this? Thanks in advance. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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I can relate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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Date multiple guys at once so you don't put all your eggs in one basket and get too intense with one guy. It will help distract you and has the added benefit of making you seem more hard to get and high value to guys. It's all about economics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:01 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o Avoiding the subway...do people really avoid the subway because of terrorist threats? Isn't the likelihood like less than a shark attack? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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Dunno [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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people who want to avoid the subway anyway say they do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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I think the recent ISIS intelligence gives one much more reason for pause than any prior fear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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I do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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People in NY take 1,000,000 subway rides a day. So your odds of getting injured, even in a large attack, are probably a lot less than getting hit by a car on a manhattan crosswalk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 09:41 PM Flag
[ - ] DS had his 10 year appt. Ped noticed "early signs of puberty" - a few hairs on his scrotum. ARGH! Seems so early????? I was pretty much a boy til college. blah. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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that does seem young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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How tall is he [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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hm. Not sure of exact height, but he was 65th percentile. 73 pounds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Ah, I was able to access his chart. He's 4' 7.5" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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Why do you ask? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Better to be tall when starting puberty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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Same for my ds. Ahead of curve for puberty. It is what it is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I blame the chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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I learned that all the body lotion I used while preg was chock full of endocrine interrupters, we used BPA bottles, heated up (eek!!). Basically everything I did I found to be awful for his developing health (aside from ebf for his first 15 months). Additionally, he had an undescended testicle at birth. So, never suspected puberty signs at 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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When my DS was born those Baby Einstein DVDs were all the rage. I plopped him down in front of the TV at 3 months old! Only now am I learning the damage I may have caused. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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I wouldn't worry. It has "einstein" in the title, after all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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lol, i doubt you did any damage. i tried them on my kid btw, she was more like 2, but she found them boring with poor production values. Gave them away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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Our moms did all that. Puberty occurs younger now. Relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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Oh, don't worry about this. My ped made us go see an endocrinologist because my son had some body hair at about this age. Well. he always was hairy. He had fur on his ears when he was born. Lots of money, lots of running around, and he's 18, tall and handsome, no problems at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Is he still overly hairy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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ha ha--but to the point, is he still HAIRY? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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Mine got acne around that age, his friends are using deodorant, they are all getting greasy. It happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Friend is due in 2 weeks with DB 2. Claims not to have a name yet. Really? Just an excuse not to share? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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I know tons of people who didn't name til they met the baby. Also, why are you so judgmental? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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An earlier thread admonished me, when we told people that we had a name but weren't telling. This is not a dig on you, but what is the approved way to keep a name a secret? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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Say you haven't decided. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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Why keep it secret? No one really cares! You can tell them now or tell them later and it really doesn't make a difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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But it made a difference to us. We cared. We didn't want to tell people the name until DB was born. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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BS. If you tell people, the first thing they do is crap all over it. Or give you a weird look. Stop prying! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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It's none of your fucking business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:42 PM Flag
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THIS x10000000 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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No way! That bitch is obviously holding back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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screw that. dh and i didnt have a name picked out for our first child even after he was born. it took us a few days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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and, now we know you're a troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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myob! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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We didn't decide both DS name until the delivery room. Why is that so hard to understand? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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We are down to a few names but really can't decide. At this point I'm tired of thinking about it, and we're going to wait till we meet her to see if one or another "fits." Shrug. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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They probably have a few they are deciding between and want to see the baby before they pick one of those [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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DH and I didn't agree on a name until about 30 seconds after DS was born. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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I didn't with either DB until after they were born. But regardless, why do you care so much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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we didn't for #2. we had a most likely name but weren't definite yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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We named ours the day we left the hospital. It pissed everyone off but we simply took our time to decide. No crime in that. Relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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You sound retarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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Oh please, we never had a boy's name we could agree on. Lucky I gave birth to a girl or we'd have a nameless 12 year old boy probably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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I am one of those who doesn't tell because I don't want to hear other people's opinions. But what I don't get is people who wait to meet the baby to decide if the name fits - I mean how much can you tell about your kid in that first day in the hospital. "Hmm, this bald squishy crying baby just doesn't SEEM like a Madison to me - I think she's really a Chloe" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Is entertainment law difficult to get into? Thoughts? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Op: Please no Amal references. I wasn't even thinking of her, especially obsessed poster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Yes, unless you have a connection w/ a reputable entertainment law firm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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Yes. It's one of those things people go to law school for and then find out is completely unrealistic. About the only people who have a good chance of getting into entertainment law after law school are those that are in the business already before going to law school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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The college friend I have who is now a very prominent entertainment law attorney made this her absolute focus from very early on. She was an excellent student out of HYP, intentionally attended law school at UCLA (even though she could have gone Ivy again - she was that brilliant), and pushed 100% full throttle there. She really, really, really knew what she was doing all the way down the line. Now she is a partner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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You know what they say about anecdotes, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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The OP was asking for thoughts, not a full on statistical analysis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Ucla is the key word [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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Yes, because that was where she intended to stay and live. But she really had the pedigree and the credentials to achieve her goals as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Why would you want to? It seems dreadful - just spending all day fighting out contracts with other lawyers at production firms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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np: right...haha...OP probably thinks that it's a glamorous job where you're meeting tons of celebrities all day long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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Yup - a typical pre-law school fantasy practice area that basically doesn't exist except for a very small few (see also "international law"). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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and "first amendment law" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Oh, yes, that too - though I actually have a free exercise claim on my docket right now.. .heh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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yeah, but there's ton of people who think they'll be defending journalists' free speech. not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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The most common IME are "constitutional law". Kids think they are going to be doing Supreme Court cases all day long. Good luck with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] San Francisco moms: Name your favorite places for the following categories: 86 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Best museum: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Exploratorium [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Loved the old ghetto Exploratorium. Not a fan of the new one. [ Reply | More ]
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why not? [ Reply | More ]
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New layout is awkward, too many narrow corridors and nooks & crannies (as opposed to wide open space of old Exploratorium). Cafeteria is inefficient and lines are always long. Too crowded. Parking is more difficult. I miss the old location next to the PFA with the pond and the swans. [ Reply | More ]
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MoMA [ Reply | More ]
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SFMOMA is great too, but closed for now. [ Reply | More ]
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De Young Museum [ Reply | More ]
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Disney Museum [ Reply | More ]
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Academy of Sciences [ Reply | More ]
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Legion of Honor. [ Reply | More ]
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Best preschool: [ Reply | More ]
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Cow Hollow School [ Reply | More ]
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-1 not a fan of the co-op model [ Reply | More ]
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How does a co-op preschool work? [ Reply | More ]
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Required parent participation -- changing diapers, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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only in the 2s program. was there with 3 dcs, only changed one diaper. loved the program. [ Reply | More ]
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What work did you do in the other years? [ Reply | More ]
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you are in the classroom with the kids --about 2x a month with the 3s, maybe once every 6 weeks with the 4s. [ Reply | More ]
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Little School, Lone Mountain, Pacific Primary, maybe St. James. [ Reply | More ]
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St Luke's to round out this list. [ Reply | More ]
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Best boutique work out place: [ Reply | More ]
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Pop Physique [ Reply | More ]
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Dailey method [ Reply | More ]
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Best yoga studio: [ Reply | More ]
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Yoga Tree [ Reply | More ]
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Zazen [ Reply | More ]
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Best nanny service: [ Reply | More ]
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Best maid service: [ Reply | More ]
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Best neighborhood for young families: [ Reply | More ]
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Not LES [ Reply | More ]
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Mission [ Reply | More ]
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Castro [ Reply | More ]
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Presidio [ Reply | More ]
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Noe Valley [ Reply | More ]
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Bernal Heights [ Reply | More ]
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Twin Peaks [ Reply | More ]
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Pacific Heights [ Reply | More ]
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Presidio Heights [ Reply | More ]
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Laurel Heights [ Reply | More ]
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Lake st area [ Reply | More ]
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Best place for a fun day out with the kids: [ Reply | More ]
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Japanese Gardens [ Reply | More ]
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Academy of Sciences [ Reply | More ]
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AT&T Park [ Reply | More ]
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underrated park: [ Reply | More ]
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Dolores Park [ Reply | More ]
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it's underrated? by the 10,000 people there every saturday and sunday? [ Reply | More ]
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underrated compared to Golden Gate Park [ Reply | More ]
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Legion of Honor museum - most people go to the larger museums in town. [ Reply | More ]
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Best public school district: [ Reply | More ]
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this doesn't really apply. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you explain why? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a few years out. The lottery has improved so there's neighborhood preference, but no guarantee. And language programs are considered city wide and thus don't have "attendance areas." So you can live in the Clarendon attendance area, but with almost 2000 applicants for 80 seats, some of which go to siblings and then kids from low-performing areas, the chance of you getting in is still slim. [ Reply | More ]
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np. This is correct. There's a huge shuffle at the beginning of the school year, so many parents tear their hair out from stress waiting to see where DC will end-up. [ Reply | More ]
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Palo Alto, Mountain View, Piedmont, many in lower Marin. [ Reply | More ]
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Best private school: [ Reply | More ]
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Boys schools: Cathedral, Town, Stuart Hall. Girls: Hamlin, Burke's, Convent. Co-ed: SF Day School, maybe Friends, MCDS (if you count Marin). High school a separate story. [ Reply | More ]
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Holy Names, for girls. College Prep for co-ed. Neither are in the city, but close enough. [ Reply | More ]
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? this is random. [ Reply | More ]
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Best family friendly restaurant: [ Reply | More ]
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Rainforest Cafe [ Reply | More ]
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Fort Mason food trucks [ Reply | More ]
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Not a family restaurant per se, but my kids and I love Slanted Door. [ Reply | More ]
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my kids love Out the Door :) [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! We eat here more often since Slanted Door is usually so crowded. [ Reply | More ]
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super duper burger, dragon well on chestnut [ Reply | More ]
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If you don't mind a trek across bridge, Picante in Berkeley [ Reply | More ]
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Watching this. We're moving to SoMa neighborhood. I know I've seen at least one person here post about living in SoMa. Anyone who cares to comment on the neighborhood? [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't choose SoMa for families. Too far from schools, parks, etc. Not many DCs around there. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? With all the new construction and luxury condos being built there I would have thought there were tons of young kids there. [ Reply | More ]
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No, families in SF don't typically choose to live in high-rises. There are many "suburban" feeling neighborhoods like those listed above, along with Noe Valley, Cole Valley, West Portal, the Sunset, etc. You can find many SFR (or two/three unit buildings) which are a lot more family friendly than a high-rise. [ Reply | More ]
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outer Richmond/Sea Cliff as well. [ Reply | More ]
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Me neither, although it's a huge neighborhood. Too busy in general, not enough open space, too many hipsters annoyed by kids. [ Reply | More ]
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I have two close friends who live in SoMa, both with young DCs. One loves it because she can walk to work and there are lots of daycares nearby. But her oldest is going through K lottery now and her best local option is probably a parochial school. The other friend's apt is very convenient to CalTrain (her DH commutes), and her oldest DC is extremely happy at Daniel Webster Spanish Immersion. They both live in high-rises with lots of amenities, rarely have to drive anywhere (use Uber or Muni), and have a much more urban existence than those of us in Noe Valley, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Oops! Sorry, missed SF part! [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Let's do a New York one! [ Reply | More ]
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Best birthday party venue: [ Reply | More ]
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Steppinoutsf [ Reply | More ]
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House of Air--with casts as party favors. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is your tween (10 to 12 y/os) going to be for Halloween? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nothin [ Reply | More ]
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12 year old ds - too cool for halloween [ Reply | More ]
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really? [ Reply | More ]
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that's sad. so glad mine isn't [ Reply | More ]
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Sad is a stretch. It's only Halloween. [ Reply | More ]
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Were you still dressing up when you were 12? It stopped in my neighborhood after elementary school. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow - it's a big deal at my dc's school - all the way up through 12th grade. [ Reply | More ]
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What school? [ Reply | More ]
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Last year, 11 yo DD (then 10) went as a cat. Not sure about this year. [ Reply | More ]
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A snowbo (snowman dressed as a hobo) [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know yet. Have 11 year old who is still very into Halloween. Does it stop when they turn 12? [ Reply | More ]
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It should. It's not for teenagers [ Reply | More ]
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Halloween is for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing is for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
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I am sick of the teenagers, yes teenagers up to 16 or 17, who go trick or treating. I think I will retire from the candy business this year. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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I don't mind it if they wear a costume. Otherwise it bugs me. [ Reply | More ]
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As long as you're wearing a costume, you get candy. You get more if you're polite and it's a good costume. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously. Especially if they are wearing a sexy costume. [ Reply | More ]
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Athena [ Reply | More ]
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love it. did you buy the costume or are you making it? [ Reply | More ]
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I like it. [ Reply | More ]
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Lilo. The Ohana one. [ Reply | More ]
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Cute! [ Reply | More ]
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Annabeth Chase and Thalia Grace from Percy Jackson. [ Reply | More ]
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My son is going to be Percy Jackson! [ Reply | More ]
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A penguin and Batman. [ Reply | More ]
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12 really is too old for Halloween. [ Reply | More ]
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Some kind of goth/dead fairy or bridesmaid or something. She's making her costume from an old bridesmaid dress. Gone are the days of cute princesses or whatever! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 09:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 6w1d and went for a sono today due to spotting and we saw 2 sacs, 2 yolks, one heartbeat but its too soon to say whether the second is viable. My emotions are all over the place! So glad to see the first heartbeat, excited and freaked about the possibility of twins, nervous about the sac without a heartbeat, nervous I will have more bleeding. I dont know how I will make it to my next appt! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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congratulations! sit back and *try* and relax until your next appt. It's early for a heartbeat. [ Reply | More ]
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Congrats! Sounds like a vanishing twin. I had that. DH was a little sad that something wasn't viable, I was thrilled. [ Reply | More ]
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Hang in there mama! [ Reply | More ]
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Stop spreading the rumors, for the sake of everyone! [ Reply | More ]
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^ sorry, meant as a response to the below. GL to you! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O of post about the child whose siblings were killed by nanny. Is it a coincidence that the child is in the same class as the kid whose sister was run over in the Hamptons last spring? Doesn't that seem odd? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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seems sad [ Reply | More ]
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It seems odd that you know this. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. stop with the rubbernecking. [ Reply | More ]
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+2 Weirdo [ Reply | More ]
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What? [ Reply | More ]
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That two wealthy children are in the same class at a wealthy school in a wealthy neighborhood? [ Reply | More ]
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Stop spreading the rumors, for the sake of everyone! [ Reply | More ]
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Leave them alone. Even on here. [ Reply | More ]
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They chose to go public. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Stupid Bella Bliss - ordered something in AUGUST still have not received it! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It is probably still manufacturing in China [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When looking for an apartment, what are your priorities? For me it's location and size. I don't care about views and would be happy to take on a renovation. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Size. I'm more of a size queen than a location person. [ Reply | More ]
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That I can afford it. Next is location and size. [ Reply | More ]
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Good building financials (if buying); proximity to public transportation and school; size. [ Reply | More ]
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Location location location [ Reply | More ]
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Location. Safety. Light. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought all I cared about was size but the more I looked I realized I did care about location, size, and definitely the interior. Would have done a renovation too but ended up buying new. The uncertainties with a gut renovation (cost wise) sealed the deal. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ and ability to resell. [ Reply | More ]
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Location/schools/light/how new it is/maintenance. I guess we didn't care about height or noise comparatively. [ Reply | More ]
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To buy: Proximity to subway/bus, schools, size. To rent: All of that + apartment features (w/d, dishwasher, etc). Also, this is weird but the master bedroom cannot have direct eastern or western views- I need natural light in the morning, but not coming directly in at sunrise. [ Reply | More ]
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With our first apartment (rental) we cared about location, amenities, size, view, etc. We ended up with a somewhat spacious 1br in a doorman elevator "luxury" building (probably middle of the road) with an open granite kitchen, nice views, gym, rooftop deck, reasonably well maintained, good closets, good light, etc. Withour second apartment (rental) we really wanted a second bedroom as we were about to have DB, and our budget didnt go as far. We cared about location and layout/space but were willing to sacrifice light, views, amenities (aside from doorman elevator). We ended up lucking out with a coop sublease, a pretty spacious 2br (although 2nd bedroom was tiny), renovated kitchen with granite/stainless/island, great closets, HORRIBLE light, lovely view of a brick wall, no building amenities beyond doorman elevator and laundry in building. We have since moved on and I didnt realize how much the lack of light sucked. We had to have lights on 24/7 and even then the lighting wasnt great. Our cats went nuts for the light in our current place. [ Reply | More ]
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location first, layout, size, doorman. everything else is a luxury. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought I cared about size but my realtor realized I cared about light and I ended up buying a gorgeous, light-filled apartment, which I then sold for next to nothing before one of the many NYC real estate booms. My DH and I made so many bad real estate decisions that we ended up being totally priced out of the city. This was 20 years ago. I go with the person who said: resale value. [ Reply | More ]
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This makes me feel a little better -- I'm of the impression that every single person in NYC is sitting on a real estate gold mine. We're sisters in bad real estate decisions. [ Reply | More ]
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We just went thru this calculus and ended up buying a bigger and "nicer" apartment in a great location and we sacrificed views and ended up buying ground floor which we never imagined we would do. [ Reply | More ]
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DH was ADAMANT that we be somewhere between the park and Park Ave. I love our apartment, but I think we sacrificed a lot to satisfy his ego. [ Reply | More ]
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So far all I really seem to care about is view (now that I have one I love). [ Reply | More ]
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I went from no view, amazing apartment to amazing view, crappy apartment....I'll never make that mistake again! [ Reply | More ]
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price,. size and layout, light, location [ Reply | More ]
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Originally is was only location and layout, but now we also truly value the gym and play room amenities. [ Reply | More ]
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My view transports me. I walk in and see the amazing sunset and the world feels like a better place. [ Reply | More ]
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school. [ Reply | More ]
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top floor and light [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] what would make someone geographically undesirable in NYC? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They live with their parents. [ Reply | More ]
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in Staten Island. [ Reply | More ]
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Anywhere really. [ Reply | More ]
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Which is most of the people on the Rock - I happen to know. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha! The Rock! I love when people call it that. [ Reply | More ]
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And throgs neck Bronx too [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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plenty of crappy neighborhoods in each of the bouroughs [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly, anything outisde Manhattan or beyond a few subway stops into Brooklyn or Queens. Wouldn't be deal breaker, but they would have to be pretty great. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: That was a dating requirement when I was 22. Then as I got a little older (25, 26), I refined it even further and said I wasn't dating anyone below 59th St or above 96th St (not because of snobbery, just because I was lazy). In retrospect, I'm lucky I found DH! [ Reply | More ]
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i have friends who say Manhattan only, others who say Manhattan/Queens/Brooklyn only. [ Reply | More ]
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Undesirable to whom? [ Reply | More ]
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The person responding. [ Reply | More ]
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Living anywhere outside of Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
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Living anywhere above 14th St in Manhattan and more than 10 stops into Brooklyn [ Reply | More ]
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You mean Manhattan? Or any of the boroughs? [ Reply | More ]
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just Manhattan - I posted yesterday my dcs never get asked for playdates and someone posted "geographically undesirable?" [ Reply | More ]
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Where do you live? Wouldn't they all be close by if they attend school together? [ Reply | More ]
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For younger dc all are on UWS but we are on the north end of UWS and most are in the 70s and 80s [ Reply | More ]
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Oh! For playdates? I thought you meant for ME to date. For a playdate, you HAVE to be in my school zone - TriBeCa, FiDi, BPC. [ Reply | More ]
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Unless you are a Hunter parent. [ Reply | More ]
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That is why I didn't consider ANY G and T. [ Reply | More ]
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living far far away (way out in brooklyn or queens/anywhere in staten island/very north in the bronx) [ Reply | More ]
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Depends on where you live. DH lived in midtown east when we met, I lived in the west village. If it weren't for the E train, this relationship never would have survived. [ Reply | More ]
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This post is funny to me. Because all I hear about is how tough it is to find a good man, and then everyone says "oh, well, I wouldn't ever dare to date someone who didn't live in Manhattan below 96th street. That would be inconvenient!" It's like complaining about how you never get to eat steak but then refusing to eat anywhere except Dairy Queen. [ Reply | More ]
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Turns out she meant for a playdate if you read the comments. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: We're talking about play dates, bitter single man who lives in Bumblefuck, Queens. [ Reply | More ]
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ha! [ Reply | More ]
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A super-douche I met once told me he only would take numbered trains. [ Reply | More ]
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That's so 1995 [ Reply | More ]
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An island in Long Island Sound a stone's throw from LaGuardia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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It really depends on where they work and what they want to be close to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 09:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Fashion help! Divorced and newly dating again. Going on a 2nd date tonight and I was thinking of wearing an open back sweater and slim-fit pants, but I'm not sure if it's too conservative or if it's dressy enough for dinner. 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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^^ Open back sweater similar to this http://www.lyst.com/clothing/alc-white-crewneck-open-back-sweater/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Omg, this sweater screams "you will never f*ck me". Do you like this guy or is the date a favor to someone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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It's not that exact sweater- it's thinner and solid black and the back is slightly more open. I do like him! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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uh no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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It's too warm for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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OP: Is it warm out? It's freezing in my office! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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No, it's not. Will be in the 60's this evening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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No. Try a blouse and some jeans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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OP: 33 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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Cool, I feel the sweater is a bit oldish imo -I am 30 btw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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OP: I wasn't sure about that. FWIW, it's not that exact sweater (it's lighter fabric and solid black), but that's what I was getting at with "open back sweater" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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NP: I have a sweater like that, I like it. Wear a long necklace. I think a tapas restaurant in the west village is a pretty casual venue, a dress would be too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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This. I think the sweater is sexy without being slutty and the outfit sounds perfect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you! That's what I was going for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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With some nice jewelry and flats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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How old are you and what is your style? For me this sweater, jeans, boots would be great. I don't wear dresses and the men I've dated (now married) don't like the dressy type. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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OP: 33. I do wear a LOT of dresses, but I have stitches in my leg right now and I kind of wanted to hide them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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Do you know where he is taking you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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OP: Tapas restaurant in the WV [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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I am 33 and live in west village. I think it's perfect. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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OP: TY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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I like it and don't think it's too warm. Wear heels [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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open back sweater telegraphs to the guy to think about your boobs. honestly, i wouldnt do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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OP: Really? It's a crew neck, so he'll only see skin when I'm standing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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No it doesn't and he's already been thinking about them. He asked her out. He's a man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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OMG, it so does not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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That's a good thing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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nah. not on date 2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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Are you high? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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no, i work in finance. i travel with guys all the time. i know what they think when they see a woman w/ a backless sweater because they say it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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Did you see the picture? It's not like it's totally backless, it just flutters open in the back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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So you're just retarded [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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this is bad, why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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OP now folks in WV may stop by the restaurant on your second date and look for the 33 y/o with open back sweater. Don't wear it cause you gave too much info here haha, but I think it would be cute w/ the slim fit pants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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yup. thats what I was planning on doing tonight. googling all the tapas wv tapas places and going to look for OP in her open back sweater... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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OP: I'm so flattered ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Design help please: I am ordering two rugs for a small apartment. They're for two different areas, but it's all pretty open. My runner is very bright, so I don't want anything else to clash. Do you think it makes sense to order the same rug in two different sizes? or is this a no no? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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There are no no-nos. Do as you please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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I would say the bright runner is a no no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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Only for you then. Interior design is about what appeals to the person living there. End of story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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No it isn't. It's to create a visually pleasing environment. Two leather chairs, a brown plaid sofa and an american eagle statue thrown into a man cave does not equate to interior design even if cave dweller likes it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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This is perfectly fine. You can also order two of the same rug to make a larger one in the same space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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I think it's fine if they are plain. If they have a noticeable pattern, maybe not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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I think it's better to have them the same in an open space. More continuity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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I don't like this idea at all. Rugs really don't have to match but if you are worried about one clashing with the bright runner, then do something more neutral, no pattern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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I would not get matching rugs. Looks too hotel-ish to me. But that is just me. I have two Oriental rugs in an open loft. One is cream background with maroon, green, small bits of pink in the design, the other is maroon background and has some of the same tones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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I think that's fine. Also, with rugs I like to avoid bold, contrasty patterns. Something solid or subtly patterned is more calming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.30.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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