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[ - ] Anyone go to the HSMSE last night? My 8th grader really liked it, wants to list it second, but school said they would only accept 100 kids next year! Assuming he won't get into #1 (Stuy) is it a waste to put HSMSE 2nd? Will doing that push us out of the pool for choice #3 (Brooklyn Tech) or is BT big enough that it can pull from students who rank them 3 or 4 on their list. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.18.17, 01:00 PM Flag
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true order of preference. what you say is irrelevant, students are assigned by order of highest score on shsat, so it doesn't matter if 10,000 kids ranked btech first if your son's shsat is higher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:09 PM Flag
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nope will never get in second. have to rank first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.17, 03:37 AM Flag
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You rank in the order you want the school. The way it works is all the scores are ranked first to last. They go through each score and give student top choice until the time when a score comes up and top choice is full. Then they look if second choice is empty or full. If empty, student gets second choice, if full, they will look at 3rd choice. and so on and so on until all schools are full. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:12 PM Flag
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There is no such thing as a wasted spot on the shs list. Pick up your shs guide and go to the section that explains how the kids are allocated to schools. They just rank them by score and go down the list one by one. When a school fills up, it is off the list. If HSMSE is full by the time they get to your child, they will check BT. If there are still spaces, dc will get one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:16 PM Flag
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Even if they only want a class of 100 students, the algorithm will make offers to more than 100. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:08 PM Flag
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They base it on past acceptance vs. matriculation rates. Last year, they accepted too many (199 and around 140 matriculated), so they have to cut it down this year. Maybe to 150 or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:27 PM Flag
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Seems like this happened to a few schools--Brooklyn Tech and Beacon both have much bigger 9th grade classes than usual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:39 PM Flag
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Yes. It has happened at Brooklyn Tech for a few years. They accepted 1,923 and got over 1,550 kids taking the offer. They used to have more like 1,300-1,350 take it. How many at Beacon this year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:57 PM Flag
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There are over 400 9th graders. The DoE has the total enrollment as 1401, and InsideSchools (which uses 2016-2017 numbers) has it as 1304. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:05 PM Flag
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Wow. They had 390 in 2012, but since then, they seemed to get about 330 or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:13 PM Flag
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Wonder what percentage enroll at Stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 05:25 PM Flag
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They usually accept about 950 and about 840 enroll. That has been steady over the past 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 05:33 PM Flag
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Where do the other 110 go? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 06:10 PM Flag
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Wherever they want. Bard, ElRo, stay at Hunter or NEST or go private. Sometimes kids just want to see if they can get in. Sometimes parents push and the kid wants to go or stay somewhere more comfortable. I know girls who opted for ElRo because Stuy scared them and I know boys who opted for Bard because they were more humanities focused and loved the idea of seminars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 06:16 PM Flag
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Also know DC who turned it down for LaGuardia and Regis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 06:19 PM Flag
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Oh yes. I also know someone who opted for LaG, and Regis is such a great school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 06:21 PM Flag
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I know 1 who chose Regis over Stuy; 1 who chose Bard. But most of the kids from my DC's MS who got into Stuy went to Stuy without a second thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 06:47 PM Flag
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These responses are interesting. It really is true that finding the right "fit" in a school matters to a lot of people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 06:48 PM Flag
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My DD put it second; there's no way to "game" the system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:41 PM Flag
[ - ] So I am separated but haven't divorced yet. My ex says I can't have my kids meet with the guy I am dating. But its just meeting for dinner as my friend. Is that such a bad idea? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:58 PM Flag
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OP: oh I am pretty serious with this guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:59 PM Flag
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how quickly did you become serious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:04 PM Flag
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Huh? You say below you've only been separated for 8 months. Was this an affair? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:06 PM Flag
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Yes. He agree I can have open relationship and that is when all this started. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:11 PM Flag
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wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:14 PM Flag
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You make REALLY poor decisions. Perhaps you should give your kids to someone else for a while and get into therapy. I definitely recommend dumping this guy and working on yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:15 PM Flag
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for it to be serious OP probably found this guy quite quickly after being separated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:12 PM Flag
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Keep boyfriends and kids separate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:01 PM Flag
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i tend to agree at least initially. maybe something activity based would be better - and just bring him along as a friend. how old are your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:05 PM Flag
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Why do you need your kids to meet him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:06 PM Flag
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no! just stop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:14 PM Flag
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think it's a bad idea. how long have you been separated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:04 PM Flag
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8 months now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:04 PM Flag
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seems to soon if you ask me. you guys aren't even divorced yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:11 PM Flag
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I get irrationally angry at people who do this. It's not enough that their world has fallen apart, now they have to deal with going to dinner with strangers and watching mommy flirt with some dude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:05 PM Flag
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As the child of divorced parents who IMMEDIATELY started having sex with new people, I can't endorse this enough. It was creepy and I completely lost respect for the both of them. 40 years later I don't even have contact with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:10 PM Flag
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+1 on both of these points. not fair to the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:12 PM Flag
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“Pretty serious” when you are still married is not sufficient to involve your kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:06 PM Flag
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Ok I got the point. After I file for divorce I will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:10 PM Flag
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you haven't even filed for divorce. come on. you know the answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:13 PM Flag
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I would say, after the divorce is final, you have had some time to consider what went wrong and how you can work on yourself to make sure you don't fall into the same relationship again (right now, it is 100% likely that new guy is very similar to DH in all the wrong ways), and after you have made sure your kids have had time to heal and become comfortable with their new normal, then start dating while they are at their dad's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:13 PM Flag
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she's way past this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:14 PM Flag
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Loser. Put your dc first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:13 PM Flag
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i don't think she cares how her DC feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:15 PM Flag
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has anyone ever told you that you are very self absorbed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:45 PM Flag
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SUCH a bad idea. leave the kids out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:13 PM Flag
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I'm with your ex on this. What is the rush? Why do this to them? BTW I am a child of divorce and think it can be done in a sane way, so I'm not clutching my pearls gasping, "What of the children?" but this is a hideous idea. PS YOur kids don't want to meet your new boyfriend at all, btw. And at this stage, if he can't handle hearing that, dump him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:23 PM Flag
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Your kids just want to be with you. Don't introduce them to anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:29 PM Flag
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op you have to be trolling with these responses right? how old are your kids? in their 20's? if they are not, then leave them out of your dating life for a long time - no need for them to get wrapped up in your love life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:32 PM Flag
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How old are DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:33 PM Flag
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How long separated? Most therapists will tell you to not make a relationship with a new partner and your kids. It is inherently upsetting to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter Open House (for K) is today. anyone have experience going to this event? is it a waste of time? not sure it even is worth it given the horrible odds to get in. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:52 PM Flag
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I’m going. No expectations about outcomes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:01 PM Flag
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see u there. probably packed. so many people have gifted kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:32 PM Flag
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If you're bothering with the rest of the process, why wouldn't you go have a look at the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:42 PM Flag
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i don't think you have to go. in the past, if you get accepted or on the WL, they do another tour of the school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:01 PM Flag
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We skipped even though we already had DC's 158 SB score. Sure enough, dinged at round 2. I didn't have to think about what we might be missing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:29 PM Flag
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if you've already paid for and had your kid take the test, just wait until you get accepted. then you can see it with kids. we didn't go to open house. got dinged 2nd round. so, we wasted a lot of time, but not that 1.5 hours! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 05:04 PM Flag
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We went, although we got dinged in round 2. However, it was useful for us because it gave a benchmark for other schools. Also, gave husband (who is not from NYC originally and is in the arts) an idea of what a really, really good school would be like. After that, he complained less about the whole process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 07:34 PM Flag
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i am sure we are not even going to make it to round 2. but it will be good to compare hunter to the citywide schools which is our preferred outcome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 08:50 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the focus of ElRo? Is it more general liberal arts, writing or stem? How is their science program? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.18.17, 12:39 PM Flag
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DD is an Elro grad. I would not say it had a focus (as the specialized high schools do) and it was strong across the board in academic subjects. I thought the math program was quite good and DD was also able to take advanced courses in technology. That said, if your dc is truly a science buff, you might look at the specialized high schools for more variety in the science courses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:58 PM Flag
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Good answer (dd got into Elro but declined it). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:38 PM Flag
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Thanks. Looking at their website, I don't see a lot of science electives since it is a small school, but there are the standard science APs. How did dd like it? Was the workload heavy? Was there much busywork? How long did it take her through the years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:47 PM Flag
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The workload was demanding, but not overwhelming. Over the years, she was able to do things like get an after school babysitting job, do an after school internship, etc., without it making problems in her academic work. Very supportive faculty -- dd had good relationships with several teachers. Generally speaking, the students were smart, motivated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:36 PM Flag
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How did she find it socially? My DD's friends who didn't go to ESM or Wagner are finding it a tough go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:40 PM Flag
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OP. Good question. My ds is interested and we live downtown. I wonder how it is for boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:26 PM Flag
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Probably a bit easier for boys, but I do think it's harder for DC who don't live on UES. (DC's friends live downtown, too.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:30 PM Flag
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OR: We are also a downtown family. Most of the students were from uptown, UES. DD says there was some clique-y-ness with the UES crowd but she found her own people without getting sucked into the drama. She had a close circle of friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:00 PM Flag
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white people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:05 PM Flag
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Thanks for your insight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:17 PM Flag
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NP I know a girl who is not white who was very unhappy at ElRo because she had a hard time with the cliques there. So, although I found the OR's response above offensive, I do know one kid who found ElRo very tough because she was made to feel like she didn't fit in. At least that was her perception. Really nice, bright kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 05:29 PM Flag
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this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.17, 03:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Having some moms over for Halloween while kids go trick or treating. Expecting about 10 people. Was going to make sangria and have meatballs, crudites, hummus, onion dip, chips. Any other suggestions? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:37 PM Flag
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That sounds fine. Have coffee and soft drinks too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:39 PM Flag
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np: I'm not sure I agree about coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:38 PM Flag
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decaf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:58 PM Flag
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That's perfect. No one's expecting to eat a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:48 PM Flag
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I hate sangria, be sure to have just regular wine. Instead of meatballs, make flatbread. Put in a few different kinds, TJ makes a carmelized onion, goat cheese, etc. hummus and onion dip is so 1999. How about a nice guacamole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:58 PM Flag
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OP: thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:03 PM Flag
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This! Sangria has so much sugar. Have some regular wine and maybe even beer to cut through the candy, which you know you'll all be eating too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:16 PM Flag
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A bowl of candy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:04 PM Flag
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I was going to say this but was afraid to be flamed! Halloween is when a lot of moms want to nibble on some fun-size chocolate goodness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:10 PM Flag
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I love the idea but the menu is a little too hodge podge for my taste. Either do meatballs with antipasto tray and wine, or sangria with chops and guac and queso and mini empanadas, or do chips and dips and veggie tray and some sparkling cider. Whichever way you go, put out some Halloween candy too. Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:06 PM Flag
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OP: thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:22 PM Flag
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This. Go Spanish or go Italian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:31 PM Flag
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Sounds like a fun party!! Nice idea, OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:39 PM Flag
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Just meatballs? Maybe do sandwich platter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:38 PM Flag
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Maybe a fruit or sweet, dessert like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:50 PM Flag
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No one wants crudites. Skip it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:01 PM Flag
[ - ] My DD who is 10 is a vegetarian. I give her 2 egg for breakfast everyday. Is that too much? Should she not be eating eggs everyday? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:35 PM Flag
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Assuming she has an otherwise balanced diet and her cholesterol is normal, I wouldn't worry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:36 PM Flag
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That's fine. Eggs are a good breakfast. high protein plus some fat to stay filling, won't mess with blood sugars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:48 PM Flag
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Sounds good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:01 PM Flag
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Eggs are very good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:31 PM Flag
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How about hummus, yogurt, cheese. Everyday might be a bit too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o of SAMH mom wasting time on UB - who appears to be depressed. is there a link between depression and income/education levels? i have seen stuff that says lower income more depressed but it appears anecdotally that lots of rich/wealthy people are depressed. this poster is looking for meaning in her life it appears. too much time on their hands perhaps leads to depression? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:25 PM Flag
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I've seen plenty of examples, too... seems to be a bell curve effect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:28 PM Flag
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I don’t think there’s a link. I am in therapy because I was raised in an abusive and dysfunctional household. I’m a sahm at the moment. My sister, who is an accountant, her life is a mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:28 PM Flag
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OP here - hope it all gets better. please don't feel my post was downplaying depression and therapy. i am in therapy myself and so is my DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:51 PM Flag
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Thank you. I appreciate that. Depression is a strange and difficult topic. I guess you’re viewed as being weak for having it. People don’t like to talk about it. It’s sad really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:56 PM Flag
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i think (hope) that stigma has gone away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:03 PM Flag
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I think that's a troll fucking with us. There's a new alt-right troll here who tries to infiltrate the UB mindset pretty deeply with the fake posts. Yesterday he was trying to push some weird agenda about how all rich people homeschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:29 PM Flag
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I think it cuts pretty evey across the spectrum. Obviously there has to be a baseline of economic security (if you are using all our energy to procure food and shelter you are probably not going to show typical depression symptoms- you are in survival mode). We just have a disproportionate number of wealthy , highly educated people on UB so that is who we are hearing from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:31 PM Flag
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this wasn't directed at UB moms but just moms in general. my thought was exactly yours - if spending time on food and shelter not going to show depression symptoms - more stressed about day to day life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:50 PM Flag
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That reminded me of an old saying "happiness lies somewhere between having too little and having too much". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:42 PM Flag
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I don't think you're differentiating between clinical depression and situational depression. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:49 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:02 PM Flag
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I think some people will always be busy, and some people will always be bored. I've SAH for a decade and God knows I am never bored. I take care of everything at home, am on a million committees and projects at school, do some (extremely) part-time project-based work, have a couple of interesting hobbies, etc. If you outsource a lot of the home- and kid-related stuff, don't get involved with school or other volunteer work, have no interests, of course you'll be bored. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:29 PM Flag
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The SAHM on MP was fake. Can't you spot these fakes by now? She embodied all the classic UB tropes of the aimless, bored, privileged SAHM who was spiraling into a vortex of depression due to her pitiful joblessness. It's like porn for WOHMs when they're having a bad day at the office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:30 PM Flag
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There is a profound link between depression and not working. Not having a purpose larger than yourself and your own family can make you purposeless, and thus sad and anxious. I've been a SAHM and a working mom, and I feel so much less blue as a working mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:30 PM Flag
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Wow, I had the opposite experience. When I was a WOHM, I was so blue that I was wasting my energy on my job, when I wanted to channel that time and energy toward my family. I felt like the cloud finally lifted when I quit to SAH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:36 PM Flag
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I think it's across the board. Rich people afford to get help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Is a kitchen bench (25'x75') that is half an inch taller at one end than the other a defect? I can see the horizontal slant in the gap between the benchtop and the top of the washing machine and the top of the oven. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 11:12 AM Flag
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Are you trying to see if you can return it? You should measure it to make sure it's not your floor that's the issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 11:15 AM Flag
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It's a built-in bench from a renovation. I didn't think to measure the height of it, but I was sitting at the breakfast table and noticed the crooked lines of the oven and washing machine and measured from the floor up and can confirm that the one end of the bench is taller than the other. The crooked lines are NOTICEABLE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 11:18 AM Flag
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It's not a bench. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:03 PM Flag
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Most appliances have adjustable feet. Maybe one is not adjusted properly? Get a level and put it on your counter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:06 PM Flag
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Or maybe you. An adjust an appliance to make the gap less noticeable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:06 PM Flag
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Op: It's not just the free standing washer. It's also the installed oven that's crooked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:49 PM Flag
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This. The counter could be level and the floor might be uneven. In this case, the jeight of the appliances should be adjusted, as the pp says. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:08 PM Flag
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*height [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:08 PM Flag
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Op: A glass with water in it on the table. It is not level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:36 PM Flag
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Is it a defect or normal settling from years of being sat on? You can tell by the paint/stain lines. Other than that, half an inch wouldn't faze me. People aren't going to slide off or anything. They'll be sitting in one spot. Unless you are like Martha Stewart's daughter who needs all her surfaces perfectly level before she can function, this is not a big deal. I have a stairs carpet runner that is slightly off. No one notices or cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 11:46 AM Flag
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Sounds like she is misusing the word "bench" if there's an oven under it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:02 PM Flag
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So it's like appliance housing, not a bench? That's different. That should be completely level because she's right, the lines of the appliances will throw everything off to the eye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:04 PM Flag
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It's her kitchen counter. And I agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:05 PM Flag
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But who calls a counter a "bench"? You're not sitting on it. Seems like odd wording. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:07 PM Flag
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Who knows? It's weird. But a work bench is tall too. Or a potting bench, for gardening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:09 PM Flag
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And of course OP has taken off. This is like that day someone said it drives her crazy when people drink gravy as a beverage. Everyone went nuts and OP disappeared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:18 PM Flag
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What?? Lol. I maintain. The flyover moms have ruined this site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:21 PM Flag
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And there wasn't supposed to be a period after maintain--I'm not using my own weird regional phrasing, lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:22 PM Flag
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I just googled "gravy as a beverage". Now I feel sick to my stomach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:24 PM Flag
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It's a contractor/architect term, mostly used in England but is picked up over here. Anyone who has done a renovation knows a kitchen "counter" is referred to as a "benchtop or bench." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countertop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:51 PM Flag
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You mean a countertop? If recently installed, yes, absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:01 PM Flag
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Op: Ok. I'm on the contractor's case! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:47 PM Flag
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Your floor may not be level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:40 PM Flag
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Op: If my floor is not level, the countertop isn't defective being half and inch higher on one end? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.17, 04:22 AM Flag
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Sorry - this would drive me nuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:05 PM Flag
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Op: I agree. The crooked lines bother me, but now that I've measured with a tape measure and on my body (higher end above belly button, lower end below belly button), I'm super annoyed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:52 PM Flag
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Dont you have a level? If not, go buy a little torpedo level. It will be worth it in the future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:09 PM Flag
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The iPhone has a level [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:09 PM Flag
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A torpedo level isn't long enough to properly assess a countertop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:24 PM Flag
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Your floor isn't level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:40 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:46 PM Flag
[ - ] It’s hysterical how strong some people’s feelings about athleisure are! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:19 AM Flag
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Haters gonna hate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:26 AM Flag
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Haters gonna hate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:26 AM Flag
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Imagine UB as written in 1850 China: “This trand towards not binding feet has to end. so fucking gross these big feet bitches. Big feet are NOKD!” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:27 AM Flag
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In the future, everyone will dress super comfortably and laugh their ass off at everyone that wear a suit in the past [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:28 AM Flag
[ - ] S/o is opioid addiction really over 50% of adults? Trying to gauge the situation here.. anyone know an accurate statistic? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:08 AM Flag
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Ridiculous. No. Maybe in Appalachia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:13 AM Flag
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According to this 2 million are addicted to opioids. 500k to heroin. https://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:15 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a meal they cook to "soften up" their dh (to calm the stress rage or if you want to ask for something or before his mother visits) and what is it? Does it work? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:08 AM Flag
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Xanax stew [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:13 AM Flag
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Oh my god. No. If mine "stress raged" at me, he'd be eating a burrito that he picked up on his way to an empty house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:17 AM Flag
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Lol exactly. We are not abused housewives from the 1950s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:28 AM Flag
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I know, but the idea being instead of saying, “Stop being an asshole” you give him something he loves to eat and he’s softened up. Or you cook it for him before his mom comes and the memory of it lasts through her brutish visit. I find something heavy on meat works best. Am I crazy? Don’t answer that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:18 PM Flag
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Lol! What is this post? But also Xanax stew is a great idea for the whole family... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:20 AM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: isla, hazel, piper 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:02 AM Flag
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D) none of the above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:05 AM Flag
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Love hazel. It's a beautiful name if you think about it. That is a song! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:12 AM Flag
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only isla. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:36 AM Flag
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Please no Piper. She will be Pied for life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:38 AM Flag
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hazel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:04 PM Flag
[ - ] We have a family bed. Is it ok to have sex while kids sleep? Ages 6, 7 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:43 AM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:45 AM Flag
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???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:47 AM Flag
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Pretty sure people do, or family bed would be three people forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:47 AM Flag
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??? Most people in US have more than one room in their house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:50 AM Flag
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Most people in US are addicted to opioids too. Your point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:58 AM Flag
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if it's quiet, I don't see why not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:53 AM Flag
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Omg no! Kid could be lying there frozen in horror. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:10 AM Flag
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I saw this is in a scene from a movie set in the 1800s and it froze me in horror. Imagine being in your trundle bed in a log cabin pretending you couldn't hear Ma and Pa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:30 AM Flag
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Ha! You cannot be for real. I have a family bed, too. We have sex in the shower when the dc are occupied. Or in the bed when we get the double-rainbow play date for each dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:20 AM Flag
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Double rainbow play date;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 07:27 AM Flag
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By occupied, I hope you mean out of the house! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 12:50 PM Flag
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How else will you pass on this family defect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:22 AM Flag
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good God, no. A baby in a bassinet, okay. Any child old enough to sit up and watch what is going on (or pretend to be sleep because they are too scared or embarrassed) is too old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 09:36 AM Flag
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I hope this is fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 01:57 PM Flag
[ - ] WOHMs, what is the first thing you want to take off/ out when you get home: heels, spanx, bra, contacts? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:37 AM Flag
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people wear spanx? to work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:40 AM Flag
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I do. Love them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:47 AM Flag
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During summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:50 AM Flag
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When I take off Spanx, I get horrible gas shortly afterwards. I assume it is squishing my intestines all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:31 AM Flag
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My pants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:41 AM Flag
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I don’t wear heels outside the office but I usually change completely into comfortable and clean clothes. Office clothes have a lot of invisible dirt, mostly from the subway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:42 AM Flag
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Invisible dirt? You have an invisible brain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:44 AM Flag
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Heels (unless I did that at office), contacts, everything else, immediate shower [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:43 AM Flag
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shoes, bra, and changed into comfortable clothes immediately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:07 PM Flag
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If I am not going out again when I get home, I change into sweats and slippers. If going out, I stay dressed but always change into slippers when I get home, regardless of what time it is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:18 PM Flag
[ - ] What is Jack and Jill? Any members on? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:34 AM Flag
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Rich black people club. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:37 AM Flag
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K, what’s the purpose? Networking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:40 AM Flag
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Yes, think about how hard it will be for Malia and Sasha to marry a rich, black guy. Most likely, they will both marry white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:46 AM Flag
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It will not be hard for them. I'm thinking biracial like their dad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:21 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 02:08 PM Flag
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Their father only dated white women before he took up with Michelle to help his future political career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:26 PM Flag
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I know a few people involved with them , they are not rich [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:41 AM Flag
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Then they are strivers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:45 AM Flag
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Wait. What? And if a white woman wanted to join, she would be told---what, exactly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:17 AM Flag
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whites are told, politely, that they are not welcome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:20 AM Flag
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Come on. You're race-baiting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:47 AM Flag
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What would happen if a black wanted to join a white organization like the KKK? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:58 PM Flag
[ - ] what is wrong with this apt? too small? https://streeteasy.com/building/114-east-84-street-new_york/2d 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:28 AM Flag
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tiny bedrooms, no master bedroom, bad air circulation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:43 AM Flag
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3,000 maintenance!!?!?! WTF? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:45 AM Flag
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Seems about right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:46 AM Flag
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Co-ops are much cheaper than condos, so this seems about right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:45 AM Flag
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There are lots of similarly sized tiny-room places on that block- 84th east of Park- must have been the same developer. It proved you can smash 3 beds somehow into 1200 square feet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:55 AM Flag
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^^ what about this one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:56 AM Flag
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[ - ] what is wrong with this apt? too small? https://streeteasy.com/building/114-east-84-street-new_york/2d 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 03:28 AM Flag
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Second floor = very noisy. Taxes/maintenance may eat you alive. And co-op board could be tough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.17, 04:11 AM Flag
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