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[ - ] DC goes to summer camp, they had the kids names on tags yesterday and the list was interesting..Kaia, Owen, Soren, Charlotte, Max, Lucas, Ava, Claire, Charlie, are the ones I remember. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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Why is this interesting? How is it different than you would expect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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They all seemed to have trendy names. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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Charles and Claire are hardly trendy (maybe trending, but not trendy). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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DK about Kaia & Soren. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 10:32 PM Flag
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NP My nephew is Soren, and my DD's nemesis is Kaia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 10:49 PM Flag
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Trendy? On that whole list Max is the only thing close. If a revival of old names is now trendy, will Jennifer be considered trendy next year too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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Max is not trendy, it's classic. Ava is the only trendy name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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Charlottes are everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:41 PM Flag
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So are Lucas, Claire, Owen and Charlie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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This. Soren is not far behind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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What? I consider all of these trendy. Except maybe Kaia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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CSB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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Names go through phases. If you saw a Gertrude and a Mortimer, you would have said trying too hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Here is an overview of Israel/Palestine http://www.ifamericansknew.org/history/ 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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List of the UN resolutions concerning Israel and Palestine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_UN_resolutions_concerning_Israel_and_Palestine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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here are a couple of maps showing the change in attitude from pro-Israel to pro-Palestine in just a few years, social networking is shifting young opinion away from Israel http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/29/map-how-europe-voted-on-palestine-at-the-u-n-in-2011-and-now/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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This seems like a reputable source. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:13 PM Flag
[ - ] What are the main reasons that America is declining and going down the crapper? It's pretty clear at this point that the country is in some kind of malaise. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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divisive politics, media (liberal/conservative are both not reporting actual news anymore), and privitization of our political system/food system/medical system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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I don't think it is in decline, but it certainly stalls. Too many varying interests without a common goal, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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It is 100% percent in decline. Education sucks, our international reputation sucks, the medical system SUCKs majorly, and we are in the middle of a hostile takeover by crazy right wing evangelicals....not to mention the absolute POISON we are supposed to be feeding our kids (From corn syrup in formula to pizza as a vegetable." We have been bought a million times over and it is really starting to show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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don't forget the pharmaceuticals we prescribe our kids when we can't get them to sit still after their big gulp! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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OR: people won't change until they see the consequences of all this. I still think there is a possibility for rebound. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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Various things: Poor mix of entering immigrants; rest of world catching up helped by open trade regulations; investment infrastructure is getting old; communications and automation killing middle class jobs faster than they can be created (partly due to rest of world catching up); declining birth rate warping govt obligations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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Out of control immigration by people who are a net drain on the economy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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Yes. x 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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Oy. You think immigrants are "bankrupting" the country, do you? And that the overwhelming number of people who are going to utilize Medicare for 25+ years each are not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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Over-population, antiquated voting system, too much money in politics, corporate greed, poor education system and extra large sodas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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I would think the open borders/Dreamer crowd would have to accept this [malaise of America] as a logical outcome of their desires. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:58 PM Flag
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we are now an idiocracy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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Your premise is flawed at its base. The United States is by FAR the strongest nation and economy on Earth. Orders of magnitude stronger than any other country. Yes, the country is in this kind of weird post-fiscal crash funk, but that's good! I think people were legitimately shook up by the financial crash in 2008 and are adjusting their lives accordingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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A country is not just an economy. US society seems to be fissuring and crumbling, and is only held together at the bottom by massive transfer payments to keep people from rioting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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too many people on welfare who don't care to get a job because life is "good enough" on handouts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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ugg, what an ignorant response. is this the rush limbaugh crowd today? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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would you say people in that situation are helping America NOT be in the crapper? If yes, explain how. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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Our public schools suck and no one is willing to put in the time and effort to make them better. Also there is an anti intellectual culture that values beauty and athletic prowess over brains. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:03 PM Flag
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How could "troubled" public schools possibly be made BETTER when the Department of Justice itself is forcing them not to expel rowdy/violent/disruptive students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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people think it is justified to duck out of paying their taxes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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I am a JOB CREATOR dammit. I have done enough for the country. Taxes should be paid by poor people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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Yeah. You. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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we no longer manufacture anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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Actually, we manufacture lots of stuff, but we use fewer workers to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:43 PM Flag
[ - ] How can I go about not paying a doctor's bill? All he did was send me for an MRI (didn't even examine me at all) and call me with the result (which was given to him by the radiologist, whom i paid separately) and tell me to "google it." He didn't even explain over the phone what the result was. He charged me $291. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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auch! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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No insurance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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It is a High deductible health plan so I am responsible for the bill until my deductible is met. This guy was such an asshole, i really don't want to pay him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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OK, so I've helped people negotiate bills in the past. Ask him to charge you what the insurance company would pay him. This usually works and is much less than 291. If not, ask him to reduce his fee to correspond with the amount of work he put into your case and remind him exactly how many minutes he spent with you. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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NP - that's what I did after GI spent 5' with me and charged me $500. I called billing and explained, they asked me how much can I pay. I asked how much would it be if I paid cash. They told me $200. I said I will pay that. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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Sounds like she hasn't met the deductible and will be on the hook for cost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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Well you can just not pay it...but then it will probably go to collections. You can call patient accounts and see if they can negotiate. But you probably signed something in your initial paperwork agreeing to pay any fees not covered by insurance, so you may just have to pay up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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yeah, i am looking for something that will not haunt me forever. Like someone to whom I can complain about his manner and absolute lack of effort. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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I mean it's worth a try, but I think it is unlikely to get you out of paying a bill. Most healthcare facilities are in tough financial straits, so unless it is a situation where letting somebody off the hook on a bill avoids a lawsuit I think it is going to be a losing battle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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She has to pay. She did not go to f/u appointment and wanted a free appointment over the phone. It does not work that way and her bill will go to collections and screw her credit score. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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See my response above for negotiation ideas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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thanks, that is helpful. That is the negotiated insurance rate but I am still livid about "Google it". While the condition is not life threatening, it is definitely permanent and life altering. I would have appreciated a little tact in explaining the condition to me for the first time. I thought it must be NBD if he told me to google it, you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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I'm sorry you're going through that. I work in a health care facility. The physicians are usually receptive to feedback. I would explain how you feel and ask him if he'd work with you on the bill. Worst case scenario, he doesn't adjust the bill and you're that much closer to meeting your deductible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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You can't not pay your bill because you didn't like the doctor.Do you not pay if you don't like your hair cut? You are paying for the entire service, the rent, the processing of your paper work, the receptionist, the nurse, the cleaning lady, funiture and supplies, the doctor and his analysis of your problem and his knowledge to determine that you need an MRI, his assessment of the result, the time to fill out your chart, the time to call you on the phone, the billing service that sends you a bill, etc. Most doctors do not even call if it is a benign result and you have to come for a visit. They don't randomly choose the price but fill out the code for the visit and everyone get charged the same for same services. If you don't have the money sometimes you can send proof to the billing service and they can work with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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There is no expertise in saying 'you need an MRI' before even examining me. Anyone could do that. I had to call HIM for a week to get my results and he never processed the MRI request properly through my insurance company so I had to pay out of pocket for it and am not waiting to be reimbursed (we will see if that ever happens.) He called me and gave me my 'diagnosis' which was really done by the radiologist bc i have the report and he told me to GOOGLE it. I think that is lazy and NOT at all deserving of 300 dollars. Especially since when I did google it, I learned that I will likely end up deformed. He could have broken it to me gently and explained some treatment options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 11:02 PM Flag
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You are crazy. You can't use a service and then decide it is not deserving of the money. The prices are set by your insurance company and not the doctor. You are supposed to come in for an appointment to discuss results and not harass the doctor over the phone and expect a medical school lecture on your condition over the phone that he did not even bill for. Everyone knows you need to come in to discuss results. Do you think he had 1 hour to fully discuss every single aspect of your disease? My doctors explain things very briefly and tell me to google and to return with additional questions once I am familiar with the disease. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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You call to pre cert your MRI. I was just pregnant and had to precert all of my sonograms and CVS. In addition you just said you have a deductible so would have had to pay anyway. You sound like a hostile person and I am 100% certain that your doctor told you to come in for a follow up appoint to discuss your result. So what is this disease that is so severe that you end up deformed and the doctor did not even have you come to a visit to follow up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Just don't pay him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Bill will go to collections and ruin credit score. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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You are an ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 06:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Quote from Kate Upton: I was depressed for a month after my SI Swimsuit cover from all of the unwanted male attention. I'm a woman not an object". I can't imagine men paying attention to a half naked woman sucking on an ice pop. Shocking. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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you have to remember how young (read: inherently stupid) she is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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too much! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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LOL "depressed" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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::blank stare:: [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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I'll give young women a pass when it comes to objectifying themselves. When older women do it, it's gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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Bwahahahahahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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She's 18 and hate on her all you want, your husband would would dispose of you in a heartbeat just for the chance to be with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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NP Maybe YOUR DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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She is 22 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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I am a man. Yes she's hot, but really, given the chance, I'd pass. There are lots and LOTS of other women just as hot as her walking around the streets of NYC every day who aren't used up, coked up Hollywood whores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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Please there aren't LOTS of women that look like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAsaY449PQc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Who said anything about hating her? You must be so unhappy to always jump in an tell us how our dh's are leaving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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She is a teenager. She is given to being dramatic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Such an airhead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:58 PM Flag
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Does she count as old money? Her great-grandfather founded Whirlpool Corporation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Favorite things to do on Governer's Island? My parents are in town, and thinking of going their this weekend with them and our young kids (6yr,2yr,2months). Any recs? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.29.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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Rent bikes, they're a lot of fun. There's also a children's playground and hammocks by where they sell food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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OP: Cool. Thinking of renting the 6 person "surrey". looks like it could be fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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Eh, IDK, those things were really hard to manuver around. We rented bikes with tagalongs and the kids loved that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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^oh, and remember: No potable water on the island so be prepared to pay $$ for bottled water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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what are tagalongs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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So they're like a half a bike that you attach you to a regular bike. That way, the kids just have to pedal and not steer. DS, 5, loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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^They have an urban garden that's a lot of fun. The kids can search for various fruits and veggies in their garden. They have chickens running all over their composting site and they have two baby goats, Cocoa and Butter, that you can feed leaves to and pet. DS loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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OP: Sorry-- "there" not "their"! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 37. I cannot stop staring at this snow white coarse wiry hair that I pulled out of my head. Please tell me that I am still young and am not an old lady like my mom. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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I have them and I am only 30 :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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call them highlights [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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At least it's on your head. =( And I'm 38. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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oh dear god. When I find them elsewhere I insist it's because of a damaged follicle from so much waxing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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I had a few grays come in at age 18 and I freaked out, because I thought it meant I would be white-haired by my early twenties. Nope; I'm almost 40 now and it's mostly just the same few hairs that are gray. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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You're fast becoming an old lady. You're not old, of course, but you sure ain't 25 anymore, either. You're getting damn close to the top of the "life expectancy" bell curve - in another few years it starts to tilt the other way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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White hair not really an age marker. I started getting them at 18. My MIL is 82 and barely has any. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone been to Cap Maison in St. Lucia? Suitable for a 14 year old and a 9 year old? Thanks! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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I have been to St. Lucia several times, but not that hotel. Don't go to that island expecting white sand beaches. It's a volcanic island, so brown sand is the order of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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Thanks for the heads-up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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np. Where do you prefer? Looking for a Dec long weekend, convenient to NY (direct only) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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OP: Have you been to San Juan- Four Seasons is beautiful and direct flights from NY on Jet Blue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:35 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm not saying it's universal, BUT... do you find that attractive men are much less likely to be convicted criminals or felons than ugly dudes? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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A lot goes into making someone attractive. Good skin, a nice smile, nice clothing. I think most criminal are poor and end up in that life and usually have substance abuse issues. I bet the same people if they were raised differently would look better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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NP: I agree with this, but I also think that attractive people have less incentive to engage in crime because they have a least one leg up on everyone else via their attractiveness. There are certainly exceptions, though, like Ted Bundy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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I think that mug shots aren't flattering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Sociopath murderers were usually attractive and outwardly charming [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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Attractive sociopaths are a tiny percentage of all violent criminals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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You have to remember that prison gives few opportunities to look your best, regardless of how you looked when you were sent up. Most of my neighbors probably looked very nice at one time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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I've noticed a lot of low hairllines among felons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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No, I find attractive men are much more likely to be successful though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone ever heard of Beekman? Is it a SN school? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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Go to their website and find out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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their website calls it a "top Manhattan private school," hardly an objective resource [ Reply | More ]
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+1 and the NY Post will headline any story involving the worst private school as "_________ Erupts at the Elite ______ School." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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Is a school by emotionally disturbed children. [ Reply | More ]
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For [ Reply | More ]
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Really? How do you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.14, 12:30 AM Flag
[ - ] Question for nannies - on occasion I'll get home from work 15 or 20 minutes before my DDs nanny is done for the day. Would you prefer that I send you home early? It feels awkward and maybe rude of me so I usually spend the time chatting with the nanny. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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15 minutes isnt bad. Use it to ask about the day or guve yourself 15 minutes to decompress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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"you can go home if you would like" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Op - thanks, I'm totally fine with her leaving early, was just concerned that she'd take it as my not giving the smallest crap about her (which is not the case at all, she is awesome and I want her to know I really appreciate her!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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Are your initials AW, if so...you are so annoying! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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You're nanny would go above and beyond if you did little things like that, without docking her pay. Trust me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Not all of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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I usually come home from work and take a few minutes to use bathroom, washup, change clothes. And the I spend a couple minutes asking nanny about DD's day. If anytime left, I would send nanny home rather than chatting... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 07.29.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Ugh, that gives me bad memories of my old nanny. she wouldn't freaking leave, no matter how often I hinted. I don't know if she was lonely or what, but I absolutely hated coming home and having to talk to her for half an hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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You were her boss! Don't hint, tell! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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WHy not flat out come out and say "Thanks, Nanny, you can go home now - I'll see you tomorrow?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Instead of "you can go home now", how about "I'm on duty now"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Whichever; just don't hint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Oh, I tried that, believe me. She'd say, "okay" and not move a muscle, just continue to blather on. I'd even walk out of the room, and she'd still stay, waiting for me to come back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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Mine too. Sometimes I dread coming home and don't want to come home too early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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What was she talking about all the time? your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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Yes - mostly the kids, what they did all day, everything they ate, how much she did/played with them...she'd repeat herself over and over, say goodbye a hundred times, then go change and do it all over again. It was literally a 45 minute process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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Do you live in Scarsdale? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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No. Also, this nanny hasn't worked for us in years. Maybe she works in Scarsdale now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Why did you hint instead of just being direct? That's your own fault. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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I would look her in the face and say "You can go now, I'm here, I want to spend time with the kids." Was I supposed to tell her to get the hell out of the house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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^^even though I was certainly thinking it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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You sound like a gem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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Perhaps a rolled up newspaper sharply on the nose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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Please tell her she is free to go (and don't dock pay, that would be ridiculous)! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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Nanny here. Yes I want to leave ASAP after ten hours+ alone wth the kids and I don't even care if you dock my pay! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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Also a nanny and I would care if you docked my pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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I always chat about the day and say I'm just going to use the bathroom, change clothes, etc, could she stay just a few more minutes? She says yes, I take time to myself, and come back out when ready. Then she leaves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:54 PM Flag
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You should pay her for the whole time, but send her home when you get home, of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you marry a man who has a deep tan every summer. BF of 3 years is in business development for hedge fund, does well but often entertains clients outdoors during summer golfing, boating, etc. and ends up with an old school 1980s tan every summer on face and arms. He also loves to lounge by the pool on weekends. He claims he wears sunscreen but I don't believe him. I'm afraid people don't take him seriously. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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Huh, are you really asking this?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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So...tabby cats are great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I want a Bengal kitty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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Which people are those ? The ones he is being paid to schmooze at the golf course or your mom until you tell her how much he makes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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There might be other reasons I wouldn't marry this guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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OP: like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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np sounds like a douchebag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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because he plays golf, boats and likes to lounge by the pool, sounds like he has it figured out to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:00 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Please find something to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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I love men with a tan. I find it endearing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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Just marry a black dude. Problem solved [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Yeah, then they'll take him seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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What the...... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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You sound silly but he may be telling the truth. I turn very dark in the summer despite the fact that I do not sunbathe and wear sunscreen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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you are not reapplying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 09:06 PM Flag
[ - ] I either know, work with, or am related to a few people whose comeback is a defensive "I'm not perfect" when they think they are being criticized or corrected. I am not a nitpicker and I know just as well as they do that nobody is perfect. Why do people respond this way? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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They can't take criticism well and need to turn it back around on you somehow. Then they're not the one with the problem; you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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Seems like it! Any way to counter this politely? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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"And?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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Make sure to form your concern in a non accusatory way or make sure tone is not superior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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That does not work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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Sometimes if you just ask the person "what do you mean" and just keep asking them to explain their answers it throws them off. As in "what do you mean?" "I mean I'm not perfect." "Why do you say that?" "Because I'm not. You seem to expect me to be perfect and I'm not." "Oh. That's interesting. How do I make you feel that way?" They just get buried in their own silly statements after a few minutes. If you just keep calmly asking them to explain what they mean it forces them back on the defensive. It doesn't fix their personality but it kind of throws the ball right back in their court to diddle around with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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I hate it when people pretend to be stupid. It is so passive aggressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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Yeah but "I'm not perfect" is the kind of snotty response that invites you into the living room. If you want to be treated like an adult act like one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Narcissists? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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just don't talk to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:26 PM Flag
[ - ] I am getting over a cold. Not infectious, but I have a lingering cough that I always get after colds - sometimes it lasts for days or weeks. My boss just asked me to work from home until I get over it! WWYD? I'm definitely less productive at home, and I'd rather come in! I'm not getting anyone else sick. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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OP: Also, I'm pg, so I can't take cough medicine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Go for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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I don't want to, is the point. I'm more than a little embarrassed though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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You are pregnant and have a lingering cough from a cold and it's summer and your boss told you to work from home until you are feeling better...and you are complaining? Get some real problems, lady. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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I realize that's how it sounds, but I have work to do! I am not good at getting stuff done at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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better learn how to keep yourself focused - this looks like your only choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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if you get more sleep, you will probably get better faster. Just listen to him and stop looking for hurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 08:20 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o What is anal bleaching and why do people do this? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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Why is this thought circulating around your mind? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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I know right. Someone mentioned it in a post on the next page. I've heard of this, just never knew what it was [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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I guess it's something that would interest you if your asshole sees a lot of traffic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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Some misguided notion that white anal hair is more attractive than dark anal hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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wrong. has to do with the coloration of the skin in that area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Wikipedia (has NSFW pictures) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_bleaching [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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I have never had anal sex, but if any sex act was made to be performed in the dark, it's this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have K take bus from Westside to Eastside? How early? Did he/she like it? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Hope I've interpreted correctly. Yes I have a kid who does this. He is picked up at 7:45am. He likes it a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Thanks. Do you know the earliest that some are picked up? Need to walk 8 blocks and he's not a morning person! Thanks!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:05 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you think of Marc Fisher handbags and shoes? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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They look like spam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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If they're now replacing raspberry ketone posts I like them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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OP here-not spam. Can't afford the Miu Miu bag I want, so wanted to know if anyone here has bought their products and if they have a good reputation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Never heard of this brand but if it looks like what you want and you can afford it you shouldn't care about what 'we' think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:03 PM Flag
[ - ] DCs birthday is this weekend. One family hasn't responded yet, I think possibly clueless about the RSVP thing (mom moved here from another country several years ago). It was the same thing last year--the day before at pickup mom said "look forward to seeing you at the party." Should I send an email to check status? FWIW, mom is nice but I don't want to seem annoying either. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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In this particular case, I would contact her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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I would just assume that they're coming. No big deal. And, yes, in my experience, non-American moms don't know what RSVP means. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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I'd think French moms might. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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