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[ - ] Need to set a budget - what are your best budgeting/saving tips in NYC? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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not living in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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Aha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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I need this too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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Fire the nanny, Eat in, Public school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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Just the usual: make a plan before you grocery shop, stop taking cabs, pack lunches [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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Even if you dont pack lunches, just eating in when youre home is good. Like eating in for breakfast and dinner . Also dont need to have a super strict grocery budget- even spending 80 on meal for you and dh at grocery store is less than going out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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How do you spend 80 on one meal for two people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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$80 for two is a lot. Cut back... Time to eat cat/dog food. A lot cheaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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I agree 80 is a lot. But for example if you get super nice steaks that is like $40 total and then some cheese and meat for appetizer ($20), and a dessert also sides to go along with steak. Easily can get up to $80. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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paleo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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lol no .Just dont eat a lot of carbs. who eats carbs these days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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I do. I'm thin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Crazy idea. Don't get "super nice steak". Roast a chicken. Who needs "cheese and meat" as an appetizer for an ordinary meal with DH? That's what I do for a get-together with friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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Why would you always want to roast a chicken? What if its a special occasion and your dh likes steak? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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Grocery shop in a regular NYC store. It's easier than it sounds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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No credit cards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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This. It keeps me honest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Public schools, walk everywhere, eat at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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Buy from Amazon if you can, instead of local grocery stores. A buck here and there and you'll save a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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Terrible advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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Why? My can of oatmeal costs 1.50 less than anything I can find in my neighborhood. My laundry detergent, shampoos, soaps, toilet paper, diapers are all cheaper if I get amazon subscription. You have to check the price of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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Eat eggs not kidding they are so cheap. Ive gotten into this habit . Omelet with whatver I have in the fridge for a weekend lunch instead of seamless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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eggs and beans (buy bulk, dried) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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Eat in, clean your own house, do your own nails, let your child enjoy unstructured time (instead of expensive classes), no cabs, limit alcohol, cut your own hair, cut your kid's and husband's hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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Doing own nails, cleaning own house, and cutting hair are all really unreasonable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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Only one of those things is unreasonable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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Agreed and that would be the haircut IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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NP: Well, we grew up in a small town in PA, but the majority of the time, my mom always cut/trimmed our hair, and I only went to a salon (and it was Wal-Mart, but they did a good job) maybe once/twice a year. But then my mom always did a decent job, so I guess it depends on your skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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ITA. Especially for kiddo's hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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I'm beginning to see why I feel rich on a hhi that UB considers LMC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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It's "unreasonable" to do your own nails! Practically a human rights violation! Don't even get me started on cleaning your own house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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Don't eat cereal or granola bars. Those are very expensive product. Instead, eat eggs, oatmeal, yogurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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Yeah this is a good point. Also apples and bananas are cheaper than certain out of season fruits (like strawberries right now). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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not in NYC, but here goes: No meat, color own hair, SuperCuts for kids, thrift shop clothing here & there, eat at home, no cable but Apple TV, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] We're hiding. Be quiet, everyone. Including me. Shh! Who's making that noise? Oh it's me again. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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Put the glass down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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I can see you thru the camera on your monitor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:03 PM Flag
[ - ] I want a personal trainer to come to the gym in my building 1x/week - for those of you who do this, how much do you pay per session? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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is the gym in your building super well equipped? that's important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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$100 per session. I do twice a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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Wish I were rich! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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OP here: thank you for the response. This seems high - do you have a star trainer or do you think this is a regular going rate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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NP I doubt that is the going rate. That is not even how much trainers cost at the gym and they have to pay for the gym time and also a kickback to the gym. How are you planning to find a trainer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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OP: I was going to ask neighbors for a recommendation - I see trainers in the building sometimes. Would be great if someone were interested in sharing, but doesn't need to be the case. Do you have a suggestion as to how to find a good one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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I always do fitness classes so personally i'd ask a teacher that I like if they can do it under the table so to speak. But yeah if there are trainers in the building you should definitley ask. maybe suggest like one morning a week do it together (share) and one morning a week each you can each do it yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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It will be difficult to find someone to come to you for less than $80/session. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:01 PM Flag
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Findyourtrainer.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:03 PM Flag
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120-150 session [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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$100 a session. Going rate. Welcome to Manhattan. Some are more. No one worth using will be less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Why are UESers so fixated on SS schools? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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Because traditionally you would send your son to SS school and your daughter to finishing school. Once DS finished 9th grade you would ship him off to boarding school. Not sure what the girls did other than become debutantes and get married off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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words of experience and wisdom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Same reasons now? Do ppl still send their DSs to boarding schools in droves? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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Not as much as before but yes, families still send their DSs to boarding schools based on tradition and the "family way". You see a lot of families like this at Buckley and St. Bernards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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Maybe 60+ years ago. I graduated from a tt ss 30 years ago and everyone in my class is super accomplished. ss schools provide excellent educations (as do many coeds), particularly todays top girls schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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OR: I was definitely speaking of another time - when women weren't expected to be educated or allowed to attend university. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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I'm SO not UES and never even considered the idea of a SS school but have to say, as my older DS inches towards puberty I do think he might be better off in an all boys school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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I don't think most people really give a hoot about single sex education as a "philosophy". They just happen to be really good schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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this this this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I just started getting creases in my forehead the last year or two. Should I just up my moisturizer/spf regimen or go straight to botox? Any suggestions other than botox/tretenoid creme for minimizing them? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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If you start now it will help prevent them. But it will cost lots in terms of maintenance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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Botopical worked for me, but I can't find it anymore, even online. If you can find something with the same active ingredients, try it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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Botox - it will slow down their development because you're catching them early. You'll only need it 2-3 times per year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 01:06 AM Flag
[ - ] My ex boyfriend married an ugly troll last week. They're both garbage. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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At least you're over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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lol lol lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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Oh man. That was not right! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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I'm going to go out on a limb that if you are keeping tabs on him and posting about him you are not quite over him yet. And while he may be garbage you haven't fully accepted that. Yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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I thought I was, I just had the worst insomnia last night and went on a google stalking tangent which threw me into a minor spiral today. Sigggh. I know it's ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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how does it feel to be discarded goods? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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not good babe, not good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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not good babe, not good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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But you're so pretty on the inside! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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Bet they are happier than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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You can still be the OW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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whatever.. he was pretty shitty to me, and I imagine he'll do the same with her. I have no idea if she's a nice person or not. My feelings were hurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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What does you dh think of your obsession with an ex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Jelllllll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
[ - ] HM or Dalton? If you had the choice. Fwiw, I do not. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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Dalton [ Reply | More ]
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dalton without question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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I wouldn't even apply to HM but that's me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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how old is your kid? we thought Dalton was perfection for our dc for K, didnt' get in. ds now applying for MS, much to our surprise he prefers HM hands down. you never know what your dc will want/need when they're in k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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Preschool. Thinking about K apps next year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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dalton annoys me, but I'd still pick it over hm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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neither [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:35 PM Flag
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HM without a doubt. We didn't even apply to Dalron. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 01:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Why The Person Who Broke You Can’t Be The One Who Fixes You? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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The key to your future is never your past. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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Good advice. I was in an abusive relationship when I was younger. He had effectively isolated me so in essence the only person I had to turn to for comfort was him. It created a vicious cycle. Took me a couple of years but I broke it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:34 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o FC/ILY letters, too late to send? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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From what I've heard, most have been sent already. But I would think if you can get a FC letter to a school by Monday or Tuesday at the latest, it may have some impact. I don't think ILY letters will do anything anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:01 PM Flag
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I don't get the whole FC/ILY letter thing. Personally, its beneath me to beg a school to take my kids. "I love you" to a school? Ewwww! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:52 AM Flag
[ - ] what nice message can I write on dh's birthday card? I am so bad when it comes to cards.... thanks! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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Something dirty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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You must be one of the three ladies who agreed that they should be nicer to their husbands! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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Happy birthday! I love you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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Happy Birthday, your gift is in my pants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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My husband would like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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The birthday cards I write to DH would make you throw up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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Please share. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Happy birthday to the most incredible man I've ever met. I am so grateful for all of your hard work. You make me so proud to call you my husband. And so on and so forth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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"Baby, I am so thankful for you and the life we've created together. I love your strength, I love your passion, and I love being with you in every way." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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Aww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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aw i like this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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Sorry this isn't from your ex-gf who you cyberstalk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:00 PM Flag
[ - ] name poll: Julian 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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Boy? Seems a little fem for my tastes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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op: just having fun. i already have my three boys. i wanted to name our third julian, but for the reason you stated dh wouldn't go for it. he felt too fem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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Have 2 DS myself. Friend suggested Julian for 2nd when we were trying to come up with names and it just didn't sit with me. Older DS that is very masculine sounding but I've heard it on girls 2x and it bothers me (a tiny bit). As an aside - people ask all the time if we are going for a third to have a girl. They look shocked when I say I'd want another boy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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They will call him Julia. I work in a school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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Or Jules - there's one in my office (male) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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i don't mind jules [ Reply | More ]
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Except that everyone new greets him with "oh, you're a guy" if they've heard his name in advance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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Love! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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king julian [ Reply | More ]
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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I've always loved this name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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I know several. All smart, good looking and insanely talented musicians, oddly enough.... [ Reply | More ]
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Not that you mention it, it's true! I only two little boys named Julian, but both come from very musical families. [ Reply | More ]
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reminds me of satan [ Reply | More ]
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This makes me miss Satan. That was kind of funny that day [ Reply | More ]
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Like. A lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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I like it [ Reply | More ]
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I know a girl named Julian--I think that name has crossed genders at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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Wow, really? To me, that sounds like calling a girl Mike. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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... That has been done [ Reply | More ]
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This makes me think of nuns ... sister Mike [ Reply | More ]
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Yes--academic couple who wanted a name that wouldn't clearly read male or female. I like it for a girl, not so sure about it for a boy anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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I know a Julianne... [ Reply | More ]
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closet case gay porn addict [ Reply | More ]
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This. Cock sucker in Less Than Zero [ Reply | More ]
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love this so much. This was my boy name but then I had two DDs [ Reply | More ]
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Love this name. [ Reply | More ]
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i have always loved this name and every Julian I have ever known was fine fine fine. [ Reply | More ]
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this this this [ Reply | More ]
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It's my son's name :) [ Reply | More ]
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Less Than Zero [ Reply | More ]
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Yes-ugh. Makes me think of Brett Easton Ellis, who is a major tool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 01:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Applying to private K. Genuine question: what exactly do people mean when they say that you have to "work the waitlist"? Does that mean calling the admissions office regularly? Going to school events? Doing other things to show your interest? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.30.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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bribes [ Reply | More ]
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Really? I'm not in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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How many times do you plan to post this question today? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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NP. Sorry, I'm the one who posted a similar question earlier (and got a very helpful response for which I'm grateful, by the way). This wasn't me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Are you applying to any schools in the city? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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I am asking since you mention you don't leave in the city [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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I meant "live" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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It means calling in person to let them know you are interested, and ask how often you should check in. If they are your first choice let them know you will accept on the spot and return contract right away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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And as soon as you get the waitlist notification, call or email that very moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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Call who? The DoA, or just the Admissions Office? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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It depends on the timing the 5 days after acceptances come (February 6) if you get a spot on a WL is a very different approach than after the wL date line is over (February 13th) , during the first week read very carefully what the school is asking you to do in the WL letter , usually they want you to call ASAP and let them know you would like to remain on the WL, please be aware that there are also priority WLs (usually there are just 2 to 4 kids on this ViP WL and you would probably know if you are in the VIP WL by the communication you would receive) , when you call leave a message and send an email, if they are very interested the would answer your email right away, after that follow directions until Tuesday the 10th , staring Wedensday you should call again, also call on Thursday and or sent an email to the DOA and again on Wedensday, If you have not heard anything by Thursday the 12th at night it would mostly not happen, on Friday at noon The WL deadline is over so if you did not get a spot you would have to work on an strategy for the months to come and this time period has aprox 4 key dates. Happy to give more info if needed, the best thing you can do after the 13th is to work with the Parent League. Good Luck!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:25 PM Flag
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Wow great insight! Thanks np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:35 PM Flag
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Also, in addition to what I said above, when you call be very honest and let them know that if an opportunity comes you will be right there signing the contract, if you don't get anny offers from other schools let them know that at that point you have no offers and that public is not an option for you, schools want to make sure that if an offer is made you would take it no matter what. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Please be aware that some W/L are more realistic than others. For example, Ethical used to put most people on a W/L instead of rejecting them, to the point where they distinguished a "priority waitlist". This was a few years ago, not sure if they still do. Other schools only maintain a small waitlist, and pretty much go to it every year (Collegiate and StB spring to mind, because they don't really ask for FC). Be sure to understand what each "W/L" means for each school by asking your PSD. Also not that waitlists aren't necessarily "ranked" - they will replace a shy, flute playing boy with a March birthday with another shy flute-playing boy with a March birthday as they build the class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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^^ "note that".... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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Thanks, so are you saying that if on C or St. B waitlist, it is more hopeful than on the Dalton or Ethical waitlist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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As I mentioned above, they would tell you that you are on the priority WL or VIP list including B ot trinity or any school, you would know by the words in the communication that you are on the top of the list also WL are small it really means that they like you it is not a polite rejection. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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And according to "Babby" Dalton WL never moves, or the Dalton legend says that there is not a WL for Dalton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:45 AM Flag
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Not true at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 08:14 AM Flag
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Or you might get an email, separate note in the same letter/mail, or follow-up phone call from the Admissions office if you are VIP waitlist. This happened to us for preschool. [ Reply | More ]
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I first hand know of a girl that got a spot at Brearley on Jun 2 years ago, so, it does happen you just have to be on the top of their mind, be very respectful but very persistent! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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We wait list instead of rejecting. No one ever comes off it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 01:13 AM Flag
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What? Can you clarify? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 01:17 AM Flag
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Children who are on the high wl means that when a family leaves, that dc will take the spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 01:27 AM Flag
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Watching this- A school that has indicated we were 'in' is now saying DS spot is going to teachers child and that we will go on high waitlist. Not sure whether we wait it out until the 13th to see if they go to WL or take spot at the other school we love. Also a bit nervous something may go wrong with other school who is saying we are a yes. Great problems to have, but still afraid things may turn upside down.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 02:06 AM Flag
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In your case I would suggest to wait until Friday the 13th to sign the contract and drop it by hand, after all that is the deadline in the contracts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 08:08 AM Flag
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Dc got off the waitlist 4 hours past the reply deadline for accepted students. It was 4 hours after we accepted another spot. Sucked big time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 02:16 AM Flag
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Oy. I feel for you on that one. Such an arbitrary and crazy process. Hopefully you're happy where you first accepted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 03:45 AM Flag
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Does bank street waitlist everyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 03:41 AM Flag
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At Bank Street they are very disrespectful with the WL , they told us we were top of their waitlist and to please wait so we did but at the same time a close friend and someone else I know released their spots so we thought that 1 of those spots was going to be ours, the DOA sent as an email tell in us that she was so sorry but that very unusually that particular year they were not going to their WL!!!! Very upseting!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 08:02 AM Flag
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It's not a one for one though - they over accept knowing that some people will decline [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 08:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Spence or Chapin? Seem nearly identical to me. 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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Pretty much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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Chaoin much less Jewish. Not as good imo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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According to the NMS stats listed on UB a few weeks ago Chapin is better than Spence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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Just means they are admitting more ringers for upper school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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Either way they have better stats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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what is a ringer? how one can become one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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They each had 3 semifinalists. Hardly stellar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:28 PM Flag
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You have to take class size into consideration. They are both in the top seven. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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The top 7 what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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Not true they are the same in terms of Academics [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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I'm just referring to the stats. I have nothing else to go off of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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According to the last 10 years of college matric stats, Chapin wins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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is one thing because of the other? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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Chapin seems a little more socially laid back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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They are both great schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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I found Spence kind of shallow and superficial and super about money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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Me too. I didn't like it at all but I can see how those values may be a draw for some people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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Chapin is more "diverse" but Academically speaking Spence is better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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I don't think that's true actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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Disagree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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not sure what you mean by better, especially in light of chapin's stronger college placements in every category (ivy, top ivy, top liberal arts, standorf/mit, etc.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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UB prefers Spence over Chapin for some odd reason but the stats don't back up this preference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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Chapin. Spence more flashy. chapin more diverse, more down to earth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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No place charging over $40K per year plus extras is "down to earth". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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I said more and there is definitely a different feel between the independent schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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Of course, though - except for SS vs. co-ed - I suspect that most are more alike than different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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Interesting, I didn't find them similar, but they are definitely more alike than they are like brearley. I would choose chapin because of parent body/community feeling, but they are both top schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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DF interviewed at Spence and was asked, "Where do you weekend?" Glad I have a DS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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Trevor used to distribute two student handbooks and tell you to keep one at your weekend home. It's everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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not true. they all ask "how do you spend your weekends?" which is a totally different question and a legitimate one to get a feel for the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 02:42 AM Flag
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Sorry, but it is true. She bit her tongue to resist responding, "The same place we week." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 03:19 AM Flag
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Every year Spence gets bashed in hopes everyone will drop their accept. When the letters arrive everyone's shouting "dd is going to Spence!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 02:04 AM Flag
[ - ] What would you do: one employee complains to you about another (senior) employee being snarky and unhelpful when assigning a project. When you discuss this with the senior employee (on Skype because she's out of the office) she breaks down and starts to cry. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why is she crying? I'm confused. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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OP: not sure, didn't ask. I would have thought the appropriate thing would have been to have called her later one on one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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What did she say before she started to cry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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OP: she apologized, acknowledged junior employee is under a lot of stress because we're understaffed. Just all of a sudden here eyes started to well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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She sounds emotional and out of line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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Oh geez. Stay out of it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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let her cry and when she is done reiterate that from now on she has to check her attitude - this of course if you have the authority to tell her that (which I am assuming you do if you already called her on it) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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Would not have this conversation onskype [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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she's obviously super stressed and unhappy in her job and out. i don't know how to advise you to handle professionally, but try to have as much compassion as possible. that doesn't mean softballing the job though; very clear feedback will probably be helpful to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:41 PM Flag
[ - ] name poll: Nutella 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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not sure how to pronounce this one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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No-tella [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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Middle name Marshmallow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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Guys will ask her if she spreads smoothly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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Nice one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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Why, thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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Wasn't that Mr. Big's first wife? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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Silly, it was Natalia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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Np. However, the thought of her name being Nutella is hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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This makes me think of Mad Magazine as a kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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That is just, well, nuts! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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stunning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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This was just in the news a Judge did not allowed that girl to be named Nutella [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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Don't name your kid this in France. It will be deemed unsuitable and changed to Ella. True story. Not sure how this country is so pro free speech [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] How do I get stains out of a white wool coat? I'm not sure what the mark is - looks like ink maybe? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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It's your handbag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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Across the butt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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I was at free people the other day and a girl was buying a white dress. It had some stain on it and I heard the woman working there tell her to try toothpaste. The customer said "whitening" and the woman said that it doesn't matter. It appeared to be a make up stain. But I stored that tidbit for later. And now it's later. You're welcome (but I would test this / research this first). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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bring it to a great dry cleaner like Meurice or Jeeves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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Hairspray maybe for the ink? I removed ball point pen writing from my fabric couch by blotting rubbing alcohol on it. For hours on end (while watching TV). Thanks 2 YO DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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Dry cleaner, if you value the coat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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I was wearing an ivory cashmere coat last winter when some girl crashed into me and spilled red wine all over (I was getting ready to leave the restaurant, that's why my coat was on). Dry cleaner got it out no problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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Fresh club soda with a drop of white liquid soap. Won't hurt the wool either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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it it is ink, hairspray should work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 10:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever heard the phrase 'blue bean' before, as the feminine equivalent of 'blue balls'? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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Blue waffles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Do not google people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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No. Eww. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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ew. dislike! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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i know! gross, right? just heard it on Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Do any of you have a depressed spouse and partner, and struggle with how to stay happy in their midst? Or any experiences at all with a depressed co-parent… Just figuring out how to manage. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Moods can be contagious so it's hard but try to take the lead and stay above it. Increase your involvement in social things outside the home that make you happy so this is just one part of your life. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you: that's incredibly useful actually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 03:07 AM Flag
[ - ] where would you rather live: riverside blvd in the 70s or mid 60s and broadway 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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Me personally? mid 60's on broadway. just more central. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
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+3 [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 01.31.15, 02:42 AM Flag
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Depends what you like. I used to live in the high 60s on Broadway and I loved it. Riverside is quieter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Riverside BLVD is not Riverside Dr. It's all the way west and brand new. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Yes, and quieter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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in a sterile kind of way though, like battery park city. not quiet like carnegie hill or riverside dr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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Agree. I have a friend who lives in the Trump buildings over there. Also, you may as well live in New Jersey (yuck). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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Ok, transplant from Alabama. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 02:30 AM Flag
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If there's a gun to my head and I MUST pick one, then riverside in the 70s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Riverside. You get the park, sunsets and a much quieter neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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I lived on riverside in the 70s. It's so far from everything. I found it annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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Riverside Blvd is the coldest, windiest place in the city. Have df who lives there. Don't like to visit her unless it is Spring or Summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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Yes! And SO FAR from everything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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It's 2 blocks from Broadway--what else do you need to get to on a regular basis? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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Riverside, definitely. Quieter, right next to the park, just nicer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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There are only 2 blocks of Riverside Blvd in the 70s. You mean one of those? I'd prefer those to low 60s, but prefer Broadway and high 60s (if on the street, not the avenue) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 02:48 AM Flag
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