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[ - ] The scores are in! 4.03 ELA, 4.18 Math, 4 Science. I am so relieved! 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:48 PM Flag
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4th grade? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:51 PM Flag
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Congrats. What was the grade in third? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:55 PM Flag
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3.7 ELA and 4.0 Math [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
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that is great. DC got 4.35 math and 3.3 ela and I am wondering if we still have a shot for some of the better schools in D2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:55 PM Flag
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Shouldn't math matter more than ela? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
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Who knows - the rubrics for the d2 schools don't make it seem like that is the case. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not, plus a lot of d2 schools are minimizing the importance of state tests by making them worth a small percentage on their rubrics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:14 PM Flag
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Nope, not true. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes especially if grades and attendance are good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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3rd grader ELA 4 and Math 4.35. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:08 PM Flag
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My 4th grade dd got 4.09 math and 4.35 for ela. Me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:10 PM Flag
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for those with double 4s, are grades also 4s across the board? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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My child received all 4s on report card and perfect attendance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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OP--Our school doesn't do numbers but I guess since everything was an "exceeds" that translates to a 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Minor annoyance of the day, but given that the movie and television business is a multi billion dollar a year enterprise why is it that nearly every show or movie I watch has dialogue that is whispered, so you have to turn up the volume and then your ears get blown out when shit starts exploding. How has no one figured this out yet? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:47 PM Flag
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You are just getting old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:49 PM Flag
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lol! yes! it drives me nuts! DH is a night own and will stay up watching movies. Our bedroom shares a wall with the family room in our apt. I get blown out of bed on the regular. [ Reply | More ]
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owl* [ Reply | More ]
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The same with commercial breaks. They always woke me up. So glad I don't have cable TV anymore and just use Netflix. I have no patience for commercials. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:51 PM Flag
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this is why I now watch TV w/ closed captions on. This way I can just keep it at regular volume and when the volume drops, I can still read dialogue. Game of Thrones is notorious for this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:52 PM Flag
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Yes, I have been watching with CC ever since I dated a guy who was not a native English speaker. My now DH had to get used to it but now can't watch w/o it either. It's why I don't like watching movies in the theater [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:54 PM Flag
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+1. English is my DH's third language so we have always watched tv with CC. After 15 years I can't watch tv without the captions! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:55 PM Flag
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Use subtitles, keep the volume low at night, problem solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:09 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of throwing parties. I want to throw a bday party for myself for a non-big year as I never have parties. Any suggestions on how to do this? I have about 50 friends. Should I rent a part of a restaurant? Also I hate 'dinners' is there a way to have a cocktail party at a restaurant that has a fun vibe/not a closed off room w/a non fun vibe? Suggestions? TIA 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Not sure how much it is but I love the idea of throwing a party here: http://robertnyc.com/ [ Reply | More ]
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beautiful! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:57 PM Flag
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Rent out a bar that serves food. Most places that have a private room have a cocktail party option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:50 PM Flag
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Any ideas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:57 PM Flag
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What do you like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:02 PM Flag
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Like Gramercy Tavern bar/cocktail area but that would be too expensive. Wondering if anyone has another suggestions with that kind of vibe. My friend rented out a 'corner' of a bar/cocktail area once and that was great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:05 PM Flag
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NP. Key factor (I think) is your choice of what day. Go for an "off" time like a Monday or Tuesday. You might find they're more negotiable/reasonable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:23 PM Flag
[ - ] For kids after school programs - do you sign kids up for stuff: 1. you want them to try ( chess, tennis), 2. you know they already love (cooking, dance) or 3. both? I'm hoping to do just 2 classes. They're not cheap. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:45 PM Flag
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Tennis (lifelong sport) and cooking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:51 PM Flag
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Both. Tennis and dance. Keep them active. You can cook at home on the weekend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:56 PM Flag
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I would say one intellectual, one physical. Just have a balance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:56 PM Flag
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Depends - offsite program, or general programs housed within the school? Ours is the latter and I learned over the years that it's pretty much just glorified babysitting with an hour of a non-competitive "class," so I totally let DC pick. He ends up picking a nice mix of things like chess, coding and sports, but again, none of them are particularly rigorous. If you're talking about specialty verticals offsite that go more in-depth or are more competitive, I'd try to get a good mix. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:02 PM Flag
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OP: all onsite at school. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Recs for neuropsych testing for 11 yo ds. Anyone been to Mt Sinai? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:44 PM Flag
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Yes. They are very good. [ Reply | More ]
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I have had a positive experience there. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help me with this math please: if rent costs $3k/month, what is the equivalent mortgage + maintenance I could afford taking into account the tax deduction? $3500? More? Sorry if I'm unclear. tia 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:43 PM Flag
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I think it depends on your tax bracket, and where you are in your mortgage (you pay more interest at the beginning than 5yrs in) [ Reply | More ]
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Ah good point -- thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:47 PM Flag
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Need to know your tax bracket. [ Reply | More ]
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OK thx -- I'll get that info [ Reply | More ]
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im not sure how the tax bracket factors in , but with our poor credit and a rate of about 4.25, we were quoted about 3K for the loan of 595K. then obv. your taxes on top of that , or maintenance if it is a co-op, or HOA for condo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Holy crap. Our tiny apartment was just appraised for slightly under $1 million dollars. We bought it for just over half of that nearly a decade ago. If someone were willing to pay that amount, I'd gladly take the money and run. Only issue is, no idea where we'd run to because with our frugal ways and savings, we still couldn't afford a bigger place near us. Who in their right mind would pay nearly a million for an apartment with only 1 bathroom!? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:38 PM Flag
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VBA. However, we have a 1 BR/ 1Bath worth a million also. Location, location, location. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:40 PM Flag
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Not a VBA because we paid a helluva lot less! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:41 PM Flag
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np. I live in Brooklyn and that is the case for many friends - bought when it was the cheaper borough and now sit on a big chunk of appreciation. The problem as, OP said, is that the prices are so high, even with a sizeable down payment, they can't afford to move. [ Reply | More ]
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OP here. I get that this is simply an appraisal, but looking at comps in our neighborhood, similar properties (with less impressive views) have sold for the same and more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:40 PM Flag
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LMAO! There's a housing bubble going on, funny that the last one crashed just a decade ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:50 PM Flag
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When will it burst [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:56 PM Flag
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Yeah, it will be fun to watch, just like the last time around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
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It never really burst in NYC. Prices leveled off for a while, but then climbed again. Even 9/11 didn't hurt the housing market in New York. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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this is a big problem for all of us in NYC. what we decided to do with our little "goldmine" of an apartment. is to keep it, the mortgage is so low. we use it as a pied -e terre and savings plan for the future. we then bought a burb house with excellent schools. I stay with the kids during the week, DH has the option to stay in the apartment because he works very early hours as an ER doctor. for us it was the perfect solution - no way i will sell it unless we are desperate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:52 PM Flag
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Wouldn't you have to pay excessive taxes if you haven't lived in it for two of five years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:56 PM Flag
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That you can afford to keep it vacant and you don't seem to work suggests that you are in a different income bracket than OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:58 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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NP : how do taxes become relevant in this situation ? and how does that change when it is converted to p-ied-eterre - with the other house as the primary residence ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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I hear you. Not in NYC, but our townhouse has tripled in value. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:57 PM Flag
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No shit. This is the situation we're all in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:57 PM Flag
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Seriously - hello [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
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^ tough having said this I suggest just moving to a borough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
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Except for those of us who didn't buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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Not all, some are and some aren't even after years of ownership. It might have appreciated at lot, but you also had paid a lot in fees and interest, and will pay transaction costs and taxes which you are not getting back. In NYC maintenance fees are much higher than anywhere else. That's why you often break even on renting vs. buying after 20+ years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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Actually interest was super low [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you join a closed FB group, do your FB friends see a notification or news about it on their feed? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:38 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:56 PM Flag
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Do they see the stuff you post on a closed FB group? Like if it's something you are selling or commenting on someone's post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:20 PM Flag
[ - ] My son was recruited to a D1 for rowing. Not bragging (I didn't do anything). But if anyone had a kid thinking about getting into rowing happy to answer questions. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:37 PM Flag
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Thank you for the kind offer. When did your son begin rowing? How much practice is required on a weekly basis? What other types of workouts does he do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:42 PM Flag
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He started freshman year in the spring. His team practiced about 2.5 hours a day in the spring (no fall rowing). My son began to prioritize rowing after his sophomore year, so he did winter conditioning (erg-ing) in his junior year (about 2 hours a day), and rowed during the summer after his junior year (club) as well as the fall of his senior year (club). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:49 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:51 PM Flag
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Is he naturally athletic and/or was he involved in sports seriously before this? Also, what is his build? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:57 PM Flag
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He is athletic but he wasn't a superstar. Always good, not fantastic. But I guess he has the right build for rowing -- he has exceled there. He is 6'4" and about 200 pounds. [ Reply | More ]
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Also, what is your son's bodybuilt? What kind of conditioning did he do off season? [ Reply | More ]
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After sophomore year he erged. He would lift weights with the team, etc. But mostly it's time on the erg. I would say that summer he erged 3-4 times a week. His erg times improved the most from summer of sophomore year to winter of junior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:01 PM Flag
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Interesting. My BIL didn't grow up rowing at all but walked on to a D1 team and he was asked to try out for He Olympics. I didn't think it was that hard to get a spot. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, I am not sure how much it has changed. I feel like it is probably a bit more competitive, but I don't look at my son and think, "Oh my gosh, he has sacrificed so much for this!". If he hadn't been rowing he would have been spending the same time doing another sport. He's obviously good at it, but I feel like it is a sport that can take you far with a little extra effort (if you already have the build). That's probably most true for girls. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DC scores he is in Third grade. Math-332-ELA-345? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:36 PM Flag
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are you going to get a tutor for 4th grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:37 PM Flag
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YES. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] i am going to be renting a condo in a connecticut town. ideally its just while we look for a house. should i ask the realtor to put a 60 day out in the lease - or should I not say anything and just break the lease if i have to ? i can get sued for the remainder of the years rent, right ? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I know of no one who found, negotiated, closed and renovated a home (incl apartment) in less than a year. [ Reply | More ]
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I found a house first week of September and was moving in first week of November. Where do you live???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:39 PM Flag
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This. offer accepted, go to contract , close in 60 days pretty much everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
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I found, negotiated, closed and gut renovated an apartment in 6 months. [ Reply | More ]
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Most landlords are not going to do less than a year lease. And yes, they can come after you for breaking the lease [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Seeking recommendations for beginner piano classes/teacher for 6 year old on UES. Thanks 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:33 PM Flag
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you should post this on the UES Moms FB group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:37 PM Flag
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NP: Not to hijack, but also for trumpet? [ Reply | More ]
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np from below, I just looked on their site and they do all instruments I presume that mean trumpet too www.heyjoeguitar.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:58 PM Flag
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We use Hey Joe Guitar for both piano and guitar instructors. Great teachers the both of them. [ Reply | More ]
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Diller Quaile [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think looks better - grey or white-ish pool decks? I like the off white look, which i think has more longevity but grey doesn't get dirty so quickly. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:31 PM Flag
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The lighter the better because it gets so hot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:36 PM Flag
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Are you talking wood or a synthetic? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:38 PM Flag
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These are stones - neither wood nor synthetic. I don't know what kinds of stones they are, I didn't ask but I think one was sandstone. I went to the showroom today to get an idea of what's available. They don't have wood, which is my favorite. [ Reply | More ]
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^ but I think wood isn't so easy to maintain. I live in a hot and humid climate. Maybe ipe would work. [ Reply | More ]
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Arent stones gray ish? white would be something like marble. [ Reply | More ]
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Sandstone is off white. Stone come in all sorts of colors. [ Reply | More ]
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Color doesnt matter. buy the less slippery one. [ Reply | More ]
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They're the same. Building code doesn't allow slippery stones. It's really just about the color. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Things that have made your daily life easier? Looking for inspiration. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I keep things like q-tips, a ped-egg and moisturizer in my bathrobe pockets so I can sit for a bit while I dry off and do my ears and feet [ Reply | More ]
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Nana? Don't forget the tissues and hard candy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:46 PM Flag
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I have four pairs of the same black pants, I just pick a different top each day for work. I do wear other things when I have the mental energy, but I always assemble my outfit before I go to bed to streamline my morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:36 PM Flag
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Camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:38 PM Flag
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Cook Smarts meal planning is a lifesaver. It generates a grocery list and I have everything delivered. [ Reply | More ]
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Food Kick and Fresh Direct. I barely go to the grocery anymore for staples. I still like to pick out fresh fruits and veggies at farmer's market. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:41 PM Flag
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Organize what you own so that the most frequently used items are most accessible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:43 PM Flag
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amazon and walmart.com, sending out the laundry. few good quick meals for during the week, make enough food on sunday so their are leftovers for monday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:46 PM Flag
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When I find a comfortable pair of shoes I like I buy multiples. Also for work I only wear dresses, it's so much easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:58 PM Flag
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An assistant. Not making any decisions - leaving that up to people you trust. Focusing your thoughts and decisions on what is extremely important to you. Only hanging around people who are great. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Need help UB. Seeing two friends tonight. One I really like; one is kind of harsh and judgmental. She's a good person just has to get in her digs. How would you handle? I can never think of what to say at the time. tia 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:24 PM Flag
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who cares, have a glass of wine and just dont let her get to you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:28 PM Flag
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Why do you say that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:28 PM Flag
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Because that's how she is -- harsh and judgmental. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:36 PM Flag
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I'm saying that is how you respond. lol "Jane; You've gained weight. Me: Why do you say that? [ Reply | More ]
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Ah ok -- that's good -- I'll use that tonight -- thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:46 PM Flag
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offer her another drink every time she gets nasty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:29 PM Flag
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Examples of digs? Either she's just an unhappy soul, or maybe you are overly sensitive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:34 PM Flag
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Example: we'll all be asking about how each other is doing (work, family, vacations) and no matter what I say she leans forward with the jabbing finger, stops smiling and says with a certain intensity "that's what you're doing wrong." or "Stop doing that." or (shaking her head) "That's exactly what you shouldn't be doing." I don't get these responses from anyone else. [ Reply | More ]
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Whoa. Is it in the context of her thinking you aren't saving money or are being wasteful? [ Reply | More ]
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It's anything from making the kids breakfast in the morning (we all WOHM and have kids) to the sports they're in to the gym I go to. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have kids? Does she? I would say the friends of mine who are most expert at parenting are ones who don't have their own kids. [ Reply | More ]
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haha yes unfortunately we all have 2 kids so no luck there [ Reply | More ]
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"did I ask for a glass of your opinion?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:44 PM Flag
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ILY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:46 PM Flag
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"Trying to learn from your mistakes!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:50 PM Flag
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Does she do it to the other lady? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:51 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:03 PM Flag
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I would invite her out to lunch...just the two of you...and tell her this. She probably doesn't even realize what she is doing. Alternatively, after a few glasses of wine for courage you could say: Listen, I know you mean well, but your critical comments are hurtful to me. Finally, maybe she really isn't a friend. [ Reply | More ]
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Say "I've been waiting for you to say that! How do you think I should be doing it - you are so perfect." [ Reply | More ]
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haha i love this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:03 PM Flag
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I have a friend like this. I'm a WOHM, she's never married and she has said: Kids who have mothers who work outside the home are screwed up. My husband is Jewish, I'm Catholic: Interfaith marriages never work. Our kids are fine, DH and I are happy. I think it is just her and her own insecurities. She doesn't feel confident in her own life choices, so she has to criticize mine to make herself feel better. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep I think that's part of it. Do you find enough good in her to maintain the friendship? I'm wondering that myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:04 PM Flag
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I've just found that there is something with each of my friends. One is immensely critical of her husband and bashes him for about 30% of our conversations...but she's funny and very supportive. One is chronically late and never apologizes, but we like the same cultural activities and do those together. One just has the lowest energy level of anyone I know, so it is like being with an infirmed, elderly person...but she's super smart and I always learn something from her. So, you just have to look at the balance. My never married friend is the friend I've known longer than any other, we can share memories of our youth/early 20s, I can't share with anyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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That's a very valuable insight. You sound like a good friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:20 PM Flag
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Thanks. If I want only to associate with perfection, I'd stay home and hang with myself! More seriously, if I focused on the negatives, I'd never have any friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:24 PM Flag
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Why do you still see her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:09 PM Flag
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Just remind yourself that she is critical of others because she is extremely critical of herself, and feel empathy for her and let it go. Life is too short to let other people bother you. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. I'm trying to figure out the right "stance" to take so I can enjoy her and the evening and not come away fuming. I think she speaks from a point of caring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 08:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Need to rent a place for a year. We have a 20 months year old boy who loves running around. What would you do? Rent a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom apartment in good area that has no yard and not a lot of storage space, but surrounded by great stuff, or a 1700 square foot three bedroom house in the suburbs with tons of storage space and a back yard? Both are the same price. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:17 PM Flag
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For a years, I'd get the apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:19 PM Flag
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When you say great stuff, what do you mean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:19 PM Flag
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People I know, good restaurants and grocery stores and beach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:21 PM Flag
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ground floor apt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:24 PM Flag
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Most of us here live in the city. With kids. I'm not of the opinion that a 2-year-old needs a house and yard (!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:23 PM Flag
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I feel like houses are better for this age because most apartments have noise issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:25 PM Flag
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?? God, I wish this could go back to being a NYC board! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:27 PM Flag
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Lots of burbs moms on here, sorry to break it to you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:42 PM Flag
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Yeah, I think that's what she's complaining about. This used to be such a great board... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:43 PM Flag
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If she wants another baby soon definitely the house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:47 PM Flag
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No wonder we consume what, half the world's resources? A family of 3, where one is a toddler, needs a fucking house. For a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:28 PM Flag
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maybe she means a tiny house like on HGTV ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:35 PM Flag
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Huh? Put down carpet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:37 PM Flag
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Are you in florida or somewhere with no winter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:24 PM Flag
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LA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:49 PM Flag
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The Apt..no way would I want to be isolated in the Burbs with a 2 yr old. Have to maintain the backyard, useless in the Winter at that age and since they are a toddler have to be watched constantly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:36 PM Flag
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^^not to mention the commute..ugh! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:38 PM Flag
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Op: actually the gardener is included and the commute is the same.. but isolation is a big factor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:41 PM Flag
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At what point is the burbs more acceptable? When the kid is five or there are two? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:42 PM Flag
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uh...NEVER. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:43 PM Flag
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When (and IF) you need the schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:46 PM Flag
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this!!! For schools and not a moment before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:48 PM Flag
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Where do you want to be long term? We moved quite a bit and I wish we had stayed where my kids were born and we made friends when they were small. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:49 PM Flag
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I want to be in place there's no way we can afford long term :( don't really have any second choices, otherwise I'd be pursuing that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:50 PM Flag
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Second one. It is just fun to have a yard for little kids, and it becomes a neighborhood gathering place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone recommend a top Tutor in NYC? DC going into fourth grade. Manhattan. TIA. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:12 PM Flag
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For ELA & Math state tests? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:21 PM Flag
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YES And all around brush up....throughout the year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:33 PM Flag
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Which neighborhood? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:35 PM Flag
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UWS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:37 PM Flag
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Looking for the tutor to come twice week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:37 PM Flag
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I don't even have two weekday spots open anymore except for immediately after school or after 6. I do weekends. You can email me at nyc0816 gmail if you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:45 PM Flag
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UGH...i need twice a week. Can be at 6 or 7pm. Where are you? Qualifications? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:52 PM Flag
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UES. Masters in education from Columbia. I've been tutoring for this test three years now. Anxiously awaiting test scores for my students. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
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Post an ad on Care.com Make sure you get someone who is a former or current teacher, not someone with a college degree who just wants to make extra money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
[ - ] People are so annoying. Client asked for X. Said I can't do X, I can do Y and maybe Z, but can't confirm Z until September. They write back they are confirmed for Z. I want to just write back and say you are an asshole, I'm done. Can I do this? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:04 PM Flag
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Ha, sure. How about a simple "We're glad you want to go with Z. We will be back in touch in September when we are able to confirm feasibility." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:44 PM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:59 PM Flag
[ - ] What's with people who tell and don't ask? Friend asked me to dinner for Wednesday. I said that works. Then he texts me that he made a reservation for Sunday. Just seems so weird to me. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 06:59 PM Flag
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That is weird. Did you say anything? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:04 PM Flag
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The time did work, so I said fine. He is treating me for my birthday, so that's kind. But a date did this to me once. Just told me he made a reservation X day and time and I said I couldn't go and then blocked him. My reaction was harsh, but a simple "Does that work?" would have been nice. And no, it didn't work with my work schedule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.17, 07:07 PM Flag
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