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[ - ] What was the theme of your wedding? 49 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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Disney Wedding at the Boardwalk, so Boardwalk themed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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aww cute. I love Disney weddings [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:54 AM Flag
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I bet I know you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 04:47 AM Flag
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barf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 06:27 AM Flag
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Christmas theme [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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Destination beach wedding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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Wedding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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Out of curiosity, are you religious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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Culturally Jewish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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My theme was whimsical garden party [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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80's JewFest at the Plaza! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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Nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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It was, actually, lol! But of a particular time and place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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Lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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Love [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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Hawaiian theme. It was in Hawaii [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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Cruise ship wedding. Naval theme [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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Magic Kingdom wedding before the park opened [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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barf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 06:27 AM Flag
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no ceremony. Just did it at the courthouse. I don't like parties or attention. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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You sound like a blast [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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np: rude. Actually all of my most interesting friends are introverts. The loud ones usually just like to hear themselves talk. Introverts always have interesting things to say about the latest books they read or thoughts they've been chewing on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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This. Whats that saying about the loudest person in the room is the least listened to or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:30 PM Flag
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Np I love other people's parties and weddings but could never do one for myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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nature themed. Wedding in the woods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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I'm not married yet, but I'm thinking of doing an under the sea foam party with that bath foam stuff and some bubbles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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That sounds awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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Ariel? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:34 PM Flag
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Goth Christmas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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I knew someone who got married at a cemetery. So death themed wedding I guess. They were artists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:29 PM Flag
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I considered that since I got married a year after my sister died. It seemed natural to be near since I considered her my maid of honor... weird, I know. It was a rough time... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:32 PM Flag
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Got married at an aquarium so beach/water theme? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:31 PM Flag
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That's adorable. Are you a dolphin trainer or marine biologist or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Two people get married. Guests come. There is food and drink. Flowers too. A band. Dancing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:33 PM Flag
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Were you at my wedding? :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:36 PM Flag
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omg I thought we were being original! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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You stole my wedding theme you bitch! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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No. You totally copied me. Bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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No theme. Small tasteful wedding in the tudor home in Westchester we had just bought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:38 PM Flag
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Sounds strivery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Tasteful WASP wedding theme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Tarts and Viccars [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Is a raging party with lots of great music a theme? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 04:55 AM Flag
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Whips and chains [ Reply | More ]
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Cheesy weddings on UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 06:27 AM Flag
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I was supposed to have a theme? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 07:29 AM Flag
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Tropical.. it was in Fiji [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 08:04 AM Flag
[ - ] Your kid is having a truly, colossally awful day... And hasn't eaten. Almost on autopilot, you say, "I'll make you something." What do you make? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:17 PM Flag
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Grilled cheese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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with bacon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:19 PM Flag
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With tomato soup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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will you make one for me too please? and a pickle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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OP: I was curious as to whether everyone else's instincts were the same as mine. Seems like they were pretty close. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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Mac n Cheese. Not the boxed kind, I'd make it myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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Macaroni and cheese [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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Order a pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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poor kid...what happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:19 PM Flag
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+1 what happened [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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Why is he having such a bad day and is this a trick question about food? Is it dinner time? Just make dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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26 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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I'm 25 and having a truly, colossally awful day. My mom is in Philadelphia, but I wish she were here in NYC to make me mac n cheese and talk to me. :( I guess I'll have to settle for making it myself and calling her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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Hey 25 year old...hope it picks up from here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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Thanks :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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OP: above wasn't me, but I laughed. 11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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An 11 year old can't tell you what he wants to eat and you can't figure it out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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Why assume that? Np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:30 PM Flag
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I am having a bad day...wish someone would show up and make me a grilled cheese :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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A big ol' cow's liver with onions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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bone marrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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Whatever is easiest based on what I have on hand... today, tortellini and berries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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Sautéed kale [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:32 PM Flag
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This was my 11 yo yesterday and I just heated up leftover pasta. He was like a new person afterwards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:34 PM Flag
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cornbread! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:34 PM Flag
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I'd be quickly throwing together a batch of tollhouse cookies on top of anything else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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Baked rice pudding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Decor moms, quick question. I need two floor lamps to light a long narrow room. Do I get two standing lamps of the same design or lamps that are different? TIA. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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It depends. I prefer different. If it's an entry way or a main area - matching is better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:16 PM Flag
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Op: It's a main area but two separate seating areas. Strange, I know but NYC oddly shape apt. Does that make any difference? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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Different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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TY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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Agree np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:32 PM Flag
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is it a dining room? cause you probably should match the lamps if they are like on two different sides of a sideboard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:19 PM Flag
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OP: It's an all purpose room with two seating areas, one facing tv one facing a couple of desks. Alas, apt too small for dining room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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Definitely two different lamps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 01:01 AM Flag
[ - ] How much do you tip freshdirect delivery guy? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:11 PM Flag
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$5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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Zero. They charge $6.00 for delivery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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Omg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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+1 come on dont be a bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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that 6 bucks goes to fresh direct, not the delivery guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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To pay his salary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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$5 or $10 depending on how heavy the order. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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Nothing- they never make it to me as a coop resident with doormen. I was unlucky once and walked in when it was being selivered and it was a few cases of liquids and he was visibly huffing and puffing so i gave him $5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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You seem like a wonderful woman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:44 PM Flag
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I didn't ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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Do you tip the UPS man? So why tip fresh direct? Both businesses rely almost exclusively on delivering items. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:31 PM Flag
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Good point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:35 PM Flag
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UPS gets stock options, benefits and profit sharing. FD are often subcontractors without even health benefits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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FedEx drivers are contractors. Now what's your argument? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:05 AM Flag
[ - ] Hunter R2 moms, there were so many Asian kids at R2, and yet in current classes very few were Asian. Their website says the review is blinded by names etc but did not mention ethnic background. Anyone knows if Hunter has a quota for Asian, similar to recent controversy of Havard? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:11 PM Flag
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Oh stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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No quota, other than by gender. It may be explained my more asians moving to Harlem rather than Queens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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Really? Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:14 AM Flag
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There were not many Asians at r2. You are fos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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I always thought there were a lot of Asians at Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:16 PM Flag
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HS, not elementary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:36 PM Flag
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How do you know how many are in current classes? My R2 was very white [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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Our R2 was mostly Asian girls and many mixed kids with Asian moms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:37 PM Flag
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morning of the 17th? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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+1, afternoon of the 17th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:35 AM Flag
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Afternoon of 25th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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At the tour you can see names of kids for current classes. Very few Asian, like 2 per class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:31 PM Flag
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Omg. Are you the mom who asked Kyla about race in the library? Kept quoting some statistic and saying that Asians make up a small % of class and what is their Asian quota? Let it go lady. If your kid gets in great! If not, it won't be the end of the world. Jeez. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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I missed this. What happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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Wow some mom asked these? What did Kyla say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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NP: Kyla said they don't compile statistics for the whole elementary and she needs to see that report Krazy Asian Mom was quoting to determine whether it was even accurate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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Kyla did not say there wasn't a quota? I just checked yeah hunter website did not say review was blinded on race. Regardless of this issue, I did not find Kyla was forthcoming. Why did she ask us to breath in and out? That is kind of annoying!! [ Reply | More ]
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NP: OMG I was there too! So awkward. I came home and told dh and all the R2 parents were great except for Krazy Asian mom. Hi, OP! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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What did Kyla say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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I just replied above. It was awkward and hilarious at the same time. Then Kyla played it down by sharing some anecdotes of parents asking even more idiotic things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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Like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 01:16 AM Flag
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Like if she was pregnant (seriously) and I forget the other one. Both by the same dad, she said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 01:25 AM Flag
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Yep. The other one was when the dad said she is Hunter class of '86 and she is actually class of '94(?) or something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 01:48 AM Flag
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That's it! LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:07 AM Flag
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NP I know exactly which dad she is talking about! It happened before my eyes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:27 AM Flag
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What are the statistics the woman quoted? Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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NP: I was there for that, too. Another mom sitting next to me told me that the crazy mom's statistic was on insideschools.org. I came home and told DH and he looked it up and sure enough, it did say that, but there was no source of the information attributed whatsoever. Kyla said they don't even gather that statistic, so she questioned how or where the crazy mom's source could possibly even come up with a number like that (which she also said sounded completely inaccurate to her). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 01:30 AM Flag
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Since there are apparently lots of us on here who were in the same session, what did you think of dcs? One was out of control in the waiting room, one refused to go in at first, other than that they all seemed completely calm and...normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 01:51 AM Flag
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Which one was out of control in the waiting room? What was he or she doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:08 AM Flag
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One dc was just acting pretty wild - running around, rolling on the rug, kicking a ball. Really stood out because every other dc was very docile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:14 AM Flag
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We got there fairly early (too early!) and when we came in there were several DSs running around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 02:20 AM Flag
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You believe everything Kyla said? [ Reply | More ]
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How do you know very few are Asian in current classes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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Go back to China [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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Why not ask their admissions team? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] STM or Psychic mom are you here? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:04 PM Flag
[ - ] "Don't look for tits on an aunt" Thanks UB for giving me this phrase. What has UB given you over the years? 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:02 PM Flag
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brownie brittle [ Reply | More ]
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What does it mean? [ Reply | More ]
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Knowledge about anal itch remedies/checking for worms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:03 PM Flag
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told that names i thought were unique were overused [ Reply | More ]
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UB is my friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:03 PM Flag
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this. sadly. [ Reply | More ]
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I no longer see it as a sad thing. People give me headaches. I turn to UB instead. Problem solved! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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I wonder if we were all in a room together if we'd hate each other, or bond because we are all the type of people that choose UB over real life interaction [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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we'd bond because we all hate everyone else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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We'd be fighting about Bruce Jenner within minutes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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Lol. It can't be any other way. We'll just have to continue meeting on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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We'd all shift our feet silently, refuse to make eye contact, sidle away and start typing frantically. "OMG - you should SEE …" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:36 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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"don't borrow trouble" - someone always says that. i like it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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My grandmother always said that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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"Comparison is the thief of happiness" or whatever the way that saying goes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:04 PM Flag
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A jealous man is his own worst enemy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:06 PM Flag
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The saying is comparison is the thief of happiness, but envy can be the motivator of happiness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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It's comparison is the thief of joy [ Reply | More ]
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Comparison is a lot healthier than envy, however [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:08 PM Flag
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If you constantly compare you are never happy. If you are envious you can use it as motivation to change your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:11 PM Flag
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If you compare, you can use it as motivation to change your life. If you are constantly envious, you are never happy. fixed that for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:12 PM Flag
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I didn't make it up that's how the expression goes. I think of it as constantly comparing/sizing up. Whereas if you are envious that someone got a job you go and get one too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:17 PM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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Please do not use that phrase in mixed company. I don't know what it means but it sounds like something Dr. Phil would say at a tractor pull. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL! Mixed company. This makes feel compelled to use it… it's just unexpected [ Reply | More ]
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What does it even mean? - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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I mean the ant phrase not the happiness phrase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:08 PM Flag
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It means quit finding trouble where there is none. (can be applied to hypochondria or paranoia about cheating spouse) [ Reply | More ]
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Ty [ Reply | More ]
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"Do you feel better now?" After someone goes on a rant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:05 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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I learned that Canada Goose is striver. And the word striver. [ Reply | More ]
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It's odd...this winter I have noticed soooo many people wearing that brand. Is it new, or newly popular? And why so popular, it looks like pretty plain stuff... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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ant not aunt! [ Reply | More ]
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oh shit! this post is ruined [ Reply | More ]
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LOL it's funnier with 'aunt'. [ Reply | More ]
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Totally agree [ Reply | More ]
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I totally thought it meant not to expect other people to care about your kids as much as or more than you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:19 PM Flag
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nope!! haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:22 PM Flag
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This! You didn't even get the expression right OP! [ Reply | More ]
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Manhattan is a tournament. [ Reply | More ]
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i don't like this one [ Reply | More ]
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Hate that and it's not a thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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So true. [ Reply | More ]
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Love this one. Sums up the city in one simple phrase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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du fuq [ Reply | More ]
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Really hate that. Also not a thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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it's a ub thing and i love it. but i respect your feelings and opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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i really hate it too. dumb [ Reply | More ]
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no its a south park reference [ Reply | More ]
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Well thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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I thought I was the only one who used it. Glad to see I'm not! [ Reply | More ]
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NOKD, BRF, TT, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Moms of boys: Will you tell your boys about the Vanderbilt case as a teachable moment? Is 10 and 12 too young to hear this? 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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p.s. I constantly speak to them both about respect for self and respect for women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:54 PM Flag
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Mom of girls here, but I would particularly focus on the many, many people who saw the girl being dragged down the hall and did nothing and the roommate who was asked to join in but just went to a different room instead of doing anything to help the girl. [ Reply | More ]
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op: YES! I meant to comment on that. That was as bothersome as the rest - in a different way. I can't imagine walking by and doing nothing. I wonder if she was just on the floor when they walked by and they thought she was passed out drunk. Did students walk by during actual acts? [ Reply | More ]
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Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I think they just thought she was passed out drunk and didn't realize she was being raped, but the fact that the boys threw a towel over the security camera makes me not so sure. [ Reply | More ]
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One boy put a towel on camera in order to get her out. I asked my child (13) what he would have done if his teammates called him to help carry the girl out. He said he wouldn't go. He didnt get the part that someone needed to be the hero for the girl. That's REALLY hard to do. Even for adults. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. And even moreso when the people are your teammates. The whole story is hard to grasp at that age- or at any age- because there is just so much depravity. [ Reply | More ]
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Posted below. Watched 20/20 with my 13 year old ds. [ Reply | More ]
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What did he think? Did he say much? [ Reply | More ]
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We talked a lot. He didnt understand wanting to have sex with someo e unconscious. We talked a bit about how he would handle this if he where in the hallway, or the one in another state getting the video, or just one of the guys in the dorm who kind of knew this passed out girl was in the room with other guys. It's complicated. But he's a good kid. [ Reply | More ]
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I tell my 11 yo that sex is something that should never be forced, both people should be fully conscious and making a choice,stronger and more powerful people have a duty to protect the weak and never take advantage of their strength. But we have not touched on this particular case and will not unless he hears about it elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. I've said similar but not sure if this is a story they should know about. [ Reply | More ]
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what good can come of it? 10 and 12 is too young to ever be in a situation where this could happen, as long as you're teaching them about standing up to peer pressure, treating people with respect, having good values re sex, etc it seems like the details could only be scary/upsetting/freaky. [ Reply | More ]
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The details are none of the above. They are simply details. And you should talk to your children about these situations. [ Reply | More ]
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No one who shares those values needs to be told specifically not to sodomize and unconscious woman for the amusement of his friends. And I disagree that an 11 yo needs to hear the horrific details of a gang rape. [ Reply | More ]
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I think my 11 yo is too young, but food for thought for sure. I was raped my first time and someday I'll share that with my kids. Yuck [ Reply | More ]
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I was raped my first time as well. - np [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry. :( [ Reply | More ]
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You will? I think that is too much for kids to hear about their mom. I was sexually abused growing up and I never will tell my kids. Dh knows but kids are never knowing. [ Reply | More ]
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NP, why keep it a secret? Would you if it were another crime? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't see anything positive that can come from them knowing I was abused. The only thing it can do is make them sad for me. I don't want that. They may understand why I was so protective when they were small. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 from survivor of sexual abuse. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not sure the Vanderbilt case is a teachable moment. Probably the Stanford one is more appropriate. Under no circumstances is sex with an unconscious person morally or legally appropriate. You are just as responsible if you see this happen and do nothing. You should go get help or stop the incident yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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You are not just as responsible if you see it and do nothing. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I expect my son to call 911 if he sees a rape. Period. Notice I said go get help. How is this different from seeing someone get stabbed? You just cross the street and pretend it's not happening. Maybe full responsibility isn't the correct term. But if he stood there and watched or videotapped or went to another room quietly..ABSOLUTELY bear responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
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OR not OP [ Reply | More ]
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You are back peddling which is good. I addressed what you originally typed [ Reply | More ]
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This. Wtf. [ Reply | More ]
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WTF? Are you crazy? What kind of crazy ass shit is this? You do not have to put yourself in harms way to stop crimes. [ Reply | More ]
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How is calling 911 putting yourself in harms way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:32 PM Flag
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"STOP THE INCIDENT YOURSELF" [ Reply | More ]
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While I agree with you I would say "just as responsible'. Clearly the Vandenberg guy is A LOT more responsible then the kid who walked by and went into his dorm room. Not the right thing to do but different imo. [ Reply | More ]
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'wouldn't say' [ Reply | More ]
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OR: Sorry...bears responsibility...maybe not full but some. [ Reply | More ]
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No. You are not responsible for witnessing a crime. Stop the hysterics [ Reply | More ]
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You know what's weird? Thinking you have to explicitly tell a person this is wrong. It's like saying are you going to discuss the Slenderman case with your dd and make sure she doesn't kill her friend?! I mean the Vandy thing was not normal behavior. It is total BS to think any male would act like this under the circumstances, just absurd. [ Reply | More ]
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It was very "normal" in that quite a few people who did not participate did nothing to stop it. Are all those boys "abnormal"? I wish. They will probably become Senators and CEOs, unfortunately. [ Reply | More ]
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I teach my 11 yo to respect all people. I teach him to get up and offer a seat to elderly, moms with little kids or pregnant women. I teach my ds to respect girls. I don't talk to dim about pop rape cases at 11 [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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You sound like a pita [ Reply | More ]
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np WTF - she sounds like she's raising a gentleman. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] There was an 8 yo at DD's sleepover who was very thin, She brought it up several times and commented about not wanting to eat too much since she didn't want to get fat. I'm worried that this girl is a future eating disorder. Would you say something to the mother? I don't really know the mother but she seems normal and is a normal weight. So I don't think it's coming from her. I guess I should MYOB but I am worried about the girl. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Tell her mother? Where do you think an 8 year old gets such ideas about being "fat"? [ Reply | More ]
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Yenta [ Reply | More ]
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Either her mother is causing it or the mother is a a nervous wreck about it because she doesn't know what to do about it. What you can to is mention that you think healthy is more important than weight and that we need good healthy food to help us have the energy to do what we want and have nice skin, etc. I always tell my girls that they can always cut back on sweets if they're worried. [ Reply | More ]
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this post is scary, because my 9 year old dd has started with these same comments almost 8 months ago... don't know where she gets it from all of a sudden. We have a healthy lifestyle, eat well, but I never once mentioned diets or losing weight. A few months ago I even took her to a child psychologist for advice, but the doctor said not to worry, that she'll get over this... she's eating OK but still makes this comments, checks herself in the mirror, etc. So difficult not to get upset when she does this, but the doctor advised to stay cool... [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks for sharing. ..have same issue w my 9 yo. I talk plenty about nutrition but never weight. Her dad will make disgusted comments about obese people, but they do inspire disgust...so this does not seem unreasonable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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np: He needs to stop that. Seriously. Nothing positive will come of it. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm talking truly obese people. I think kids need to know that's not acceptable [ Reply | More ]
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^and that it's a choice just like other addictions. We have a lot of people in our family in recovery so we do talk a lot about respecting oneself, in various ways. [ Reply | More ]
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The other option would be that it's not acceptable to be an asshole about other people's appearance but I guess that's not your primary concern. [ Reply | More ]
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nnp my parents made comments about obese people to us when we were kids , I have two sisters and we are all adults now, have never had any eating issues (either way- have never been over or underweight). I dont agree that its ok to make these comments but it could be harmless. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think it causes eating disorders, I do think it trains kids to be jerks. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Myob [ Reply | More ]
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were they all pigging out on super unhealthy foods nonstop at the sleepover? Is your own dd fat? [ Reply | More ]
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you can't win this one. Keep quiet [ Reply | More ]
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Agree with pp that all you can do is tell her to focus on being strong and healthy and how lucky she is to have a body that works right. My 8 yo has gotten compliments about being thin at school and I told her all of the above and that I consider "thin" a dirty word - girls are taught to value what they look like over what they actually do. The mom is probably a dieter and if not will nip it in the bud when she discovers it on her own. Parents usually shoot the messenger so I would not tell her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:07 PM Flag
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how you look actually IS more important than what you do, as a young woman, unfortunately that is the truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:11 PM Flag
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np wtf? [ Reply | More ]
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I mean an attractive, slender young woman will get further ahead than an obese homely young woman, even if the latter is far more accomplished. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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Ok I get what you are saying but I kind of disagree. You just gave two extreme examples - there are tons of girls in the middle of those examples. I do not think looks are necessarily more important than accomplishments - both things are important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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I could not disagree more. Those are not the values we teach our kids. [ Reply | More ]
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may not be your values but it is real life, and they will suffer because of the late wake up call [ Reply | More ]
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more important to talk to YOUR dd--- "what is up with jane making so many comments about how much to eat? what did you think of that??" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Spin off. Serious question, will rice cereal make db overweight? He is 5 months and I want to start solids now. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If you're serious, start therapy for your eating issues now. Do not fuck up your baby by counting calories. JFC [ Reply | More ]
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My yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Bad habits and genetics will make a person overweight. [ Reply | More ]
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NO it will not. Please stop listening to crazy orthorexic moms on FB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:01 PM Flag
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Why would you not wait? Early feeding associated with obesity, research shows. Also diabetes [ Reply | More ]
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Moron [ Reply | More ]
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You should ask your ped that question. [ Reply | More ]
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This cannot possibly be a serious question. If this is year, you really need help. [ Reply | More ]
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^^real [ Reply | More ]
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No rice cereal! Arsenic levels are too high. Go to an alternative like oat or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.01.15, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Post below got be wondering: what's your skincare regimen? I'd love to hear what everyone uses... 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I use a Clarisonic at night with Philosophy Purity. Day and night I use L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum and Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream. At night I use Kiehl's Ultra Gentle Facial Moisturizer, in the am I use Neutrogena Baby Faces SPF 50 Sunscreen. [ Reply | More ]
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Cetaphil foaming face wash, Clarisonic, Retin A, Neutrogena spf 15 moisturizer. All rec'd by derm. [ Reply | More ]
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Clarkson in with Philosophy Purity. Once a week or so I'll use Philosophy Micro exfoliating Peel. Olay Regenerist for moisturizer and Olay sunscreen. I'd like to start on Retina A but am currently breastfeeding. [ Reply | More ]
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Boots cucumber line - exfoliating scrub or face wash, moisturizing lotion with spf, eye gel. [ Reply | More ]
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You ladies who use Retin-A- I have the prescription but it makes me so dry/flaky! How much do you use it?? [ Reply | More ]
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Just a pea sized drop, and do it every other day, not every day. [ Reply | More ]
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What is it for? Hippie mom here (also poor, and flyover. Lol. Yes I've heard of it, but any good? ) [ Reply | More ]
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It's a form of Vitamin A that is the only treatment scientifically proven to make skin appear younger. It does so by speeding up cell turnover, which leads to smoother skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and diminished age spots. [ Reply | More ]
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gold standard for preventing wrinkles [ Reply | More ]
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Bullshit. It does not prevent wrinkles. It exfoliates skin. Very different things. [ Reply | More ]
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Morning: cleanse with burt bees mouisturizing face wash, neutrogena alcohol free toner, serum from christine chin, eye cream ROC 5 in 1, aveeno spf mouisterizer. Night is the same except I use a different serum and different mouisterizer (origins plantscriptions something like that). I also love masks such as the philip thomas roth ones and do them several times a week. [ Reply | More ]
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I use neutrogena gentle cleanser in the morning. vaseline on my lips. any old moisturizer on my body in winter. I'm feeling like an outlier on this thread. [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't even bother posting because I have no regimen. Many nights I don't wash my face at all, I just collapse exhausted. In the morning I just use water. Oil free sunscreen and makeup. Also vaseline on lips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:37 PM Flag
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Sorry dont wanna alarm you but this is bad!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Alarm me?! What's going to happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Ugh. Downton is so damn depressing. I've been finishing off season five and I've been crying all day. Anyone else or am I just losing it? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How could you cry after the Christmas special? It was lovely - so much happily ever after...or will there be? I still think Mr. Pamouk is coming back! [ Reply | More ]
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How is it over? I've only seen four episodes so far. Its a little too soap opera for me this season. [ Reply | More ]
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You can buy all of Season 5 from PBS or watch it online. [ Reply | More ]
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How many episodes are there in the season? Five have been released on PBS so far. Tomorrow will be 6. [ Reply | More ]
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9. I watch the british edition though and just finished. [ Reply | More ]
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The editions are the same. The big difference is that ITV has commercials, PBS does not. Commercials in the UK are great fun! [ Reply | More ]
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Shutty [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] ffs people click add post once. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I let it slide because in the beginning, I had trouble loading responses and posts on my Mac (probably a DSL problem). You learn after a while. [ Reply | More ]
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soo any ideas what I should wear tonight? [ Reply | More ]
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I've been guilty in the past but it really is a function of the phone seeming not to have registered [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I told my housekeeper to not come in on Tuesday, her regular day, because of "snowmaggeddon." It ended up being a bust and she could have come but I didn't want her around since we were all off work and school. Should I pay her for the missed day since I'm the one who told her not to come? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes, I would [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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It's up to you. You're the employer and know the expectations of the parties. [ Reply | More ]
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She has been with us for over 5 years but this has never happened before. [ Reply | More ]
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Okay, well I would take the high road and pay her. [ Reply | More ]
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why is this even a question? you pay [ Reply | More ]
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It's a question because DH doesn't want to pay her. I will tell him a bunch of anonymous women on the Internet agree with me and I'm sure he will change his mind. Okay, he probably won't, but I will override him. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, pay [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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If she is a 1x per week employee then no unless she fit you in another day. That's what my cleaning lady does, she reschedules. [ Reply | More ]
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same [ Reply | More ]
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Would you want to be paid if your office closed for unexpected reasons? [ Reply | More ]
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pay her of course [ Reply | More ]
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of course you pay [ Reply | More ]
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You can't work this out on your own, seriously? [ Reply | More ]
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Are you new here? [ Reply | More ]
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Unfortunately I've been on UB for over 6 years. These stupid questions are still unbelievable to me. [ Reply | More ]
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They are what I find entertaining about UB. I'm fascinated by human behavior. [ Reply | More ]
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I find it more disappointing how people will want to save $100 at the expense of someone else's welfare. That 'someone else' being someone who has intimate access to their lives. People are too quick to ask for opinions when a second of good hard thinking will serve them just as well. [ Reply | More ]
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Why are you here then? [ Reply | More ]
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I could have written this post exactly, and I plan to pay her. [ Reply | More ]
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nah, just tell her not to eat for a day or two. [ Reply | More ]
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Or go without heat/electricity. [ Reply | More ]
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is the asshole being paid for his day off? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Moms in the suburbs: are you friendly with your neighbors? We recently move to a street full of other young families. Our next door neighbors on both sides have kids close in age to ours (7, 5, 2). Yet no one seems interested in socializing, play dates. My kids play in the yard all day, but the other kids stay inside, I never see them out. Is this normal? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Exact same scenario. I'm a sahm and all the nannies get together and NEVER include us, even if I ask, they say they aren't getting together that day. Dd is 2 and there are 3 other 2yos on our street who she never gets to play with :( [ Reply | More ]
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We are also always outside and I hear them all playing right on the other side of the fence. So weird. [ Reply | More ]
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Very odd [ Reply | More ]
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Could you call the mother and ask for a play date? [ Reply | More ]
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I called and texted a lot when we first moved in. Nothing ever came of it and I finally gave up. We see them outside on walks and stuff but never play together. Hopefully when they're older? The families are nice and invite us to all the goings on but just doesn't seem to be on their radar to have the kids play [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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Op. What town is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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Studio City- LA. Just moved from Beverly Hills where we had the best, friendliest neighbors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:40 PM Flag
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NP Why not stick your head over the fence, say dc are working on a fort and you're about to make hot chocolate, is there any chance they would like to join you? [ Reply | More ]
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I've done this in all ways shapes and forms. Bizarre [ Reply | More ]
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In my world, 2 year olds don't have play dates. And I only have 2 kids--3 is different altogether. [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? Why shouldn't neighbors of the same age be able to play, no matter how old they are? Weird [ Reply | More ]
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Until my kid was close to 4, if not 4, he never played with the boy across the street who is 6 mos younger. Possibly bc I work FT and the other mom stays at home so our playtime schedules are off. [ Reply | More ]
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It's abnormal if it is 10 below (and I grew up in rural area). Maybe they're busy. [ Reply | More ]
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This is a good point. How recently did you move? People don't hang out in the summer. [ Reply | More ]
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We moved in August [ Reply | More ]
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^^what do you mean people don't hang out in summer? [ Reply | More ]
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Everyone is on vacation..you take a week, everyone else does..nothing overlaps. I find summer to be one of the quietest times in our hood. [ Reply | More ]
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Not normal to me. We're friendly with all our neighbors, chat when we see each other, all spend time outside, exchange little gifts at the holidays, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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Here's the deal. People have an inflated idea of what neighbor relationships are like in the burbs. I am friendly, but not really friends with, my neighbors. Lower your expectations. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. I grew up in the burbs (actually, the same town I live in now) and it was not like that, all the neighbors were very friendly [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you have a regular esthetician? 36 and in desperate need of some skincare advice & a routine. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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IMO, you are 1000000x better off meeting with a good dermatologist (one who does not sell any products) to get advice than asking the woman who gives facials. Every MD I've ever met has said the same thing - Purpose or Cetaphil cleanser, consistent use of sunscreen, gentle moisturizers, and genetics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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OP: good point, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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Eh, derms did nothing for me except prescribe harsh stuff that dried my skin. I agree with the above products but facials at least four times a year have really helped me. Nadia at Tribeca Beauty is great and I only list her because I can only go four times a year so I'm not worried about her getting too booked up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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Facials are good, but they usually give terrible advice that involves buying products they sell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 11:10 PM Flag
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I got recommendation on here to go to christine chin and my skin has never been better since I followed this advice!!! estheticians there are gold mine of advice. I do not go to christine herself, I've been going to Wendy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:56 PM Flag
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They don't know anything. See a doc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Suggestions on what I should wear for date tonight? I want to look feminine but it's raining and I'm drawing a blank. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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What is the big deal about rain? Wear a dress or a longer skirt with boots. Carry an umbrella. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.31.15, 10:33 PM Flag
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