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[ - ] Is it all but guaranteed that a child who scores 99 on G&T test will get a spot in 166 G&T if the child is also zoned for 166? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.20.14, 04:13 AM Flag
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No, it is not guaranteed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Depends on how many other 99s there are in zone 166. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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no, zone is irrelevant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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This. Since not all schools have a G&T program, zoned is irrelevant. You get district preference, along with all the other kids in the district (whether they are zoned for a particular school or not). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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There were 120 99s in D3 this year. Last year 26/50 G&T spots went to siblings. So you have 120 kids eligible for about 24-28 spots. Some are citywide are bust, some are zoned for 199, 87, 9 and won't got to 166, some are private-bound. That's the model. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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How do you know there are 120 99s in D3 this year? I'd like to get the number for D2. Thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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You have a very good chance of 166 G&T. DOE over-offers knowing many will turn it down. If 40 of the 120 99s in D3 are citywide or bust or have already taken private spots, the majority of the rest will get an offer to 166. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Hell. No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Walking around NYC today, having moved out 8 yrs ago, and lived in NYC through 80's-early 00's - am mortified what a posh mall it has become. So sad - wtf happened? Feels like the best of NY has disappeared. 51 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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It was like this 8 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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op-i am truly sad - sad it is over and sad that so many will never know how special it use to be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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Seriously get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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I grew up in the city, went to public school from the late 60s through the 70s. Most people moved out after their kids hit school age. I think it's nice more are sticking around. The good old days were really not that great...okay I do miss cbgb's... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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And wetlands, tramps, Roseland, the knit, tower records, the bank, brownies... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Whoa, are we talking Alphabet City Brownies, after hours, password etc? That said the things kids do does not change just the locations so just bc you can't see it in the spots you used to to see it just means it has moved to a new location. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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I guess. It was on 9 or 10th and a. I saw a million bands there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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Oh the wetlands! My earliest concerts were all there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:25 AM Flag
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Bloomberg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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People have been complaining about how awful change is since the beginning of time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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Yes, it is so sad that the crime rate is down, kids can walk to school, and people no longer get mugged T gunpoint on the UWS as my aunt did in the 1980s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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Kids walk to school? Surely you jest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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Of course they do! And their parents walk behind them with the stroller in case they get tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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Is walk to school code for dropped off in the escalade by a driver? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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My dc walks to and from school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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We walked to school in the 80's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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In HS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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In 4th grade and up. Everyone did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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We walked to school in the70s. First grade and up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:10 AM Flag
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Where did you live in nyc then? That makes a big difference... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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14th and 1st. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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Stuy Town? Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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Ps 40? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Did you have Ms. Marks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Aw, that's cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:21 AM Flag
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Of course you walked you lived in stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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Do kids still walk by themselves? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:06 AM Flag
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Yes, take the bus and subway too... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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In 4th grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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Yes... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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I find this hard to believe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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People post all the time in this board about is my 11 or 12 year old is old enough to walk to school alone, that is older than 4th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:29 AM Flag
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They don't need permission in middle school...they just go... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:15 AM Flag
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In 4th grade they can get permission from their parents to self release... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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You heard me... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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What is self release? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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You don't need a parent to pick you up when school is over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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That's a sin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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Self-release. It's in the Bible. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Sorry I haven't read the bible, atheist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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I would submit that kids everywhere, including NYC, are way less likely to walk to school than they did in the '80's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Everyone I know in the burbs drives their kid to school or they take the bus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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people comment this on every real estate article in the times. while it has certainly changed, I find the moaning so overdone. If the culture of all of the artists priced out is so wonderful, then it will be created elsewhere. at the end of the day, nyc is a ridiculously small place to have a major city (esp. just manhattan), and I would like to see the creatives rise in some mid-sized cities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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Detroit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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AUSTIN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:41 AM Flag
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Austin is over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:54 AM Flag
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it was like this 8 years ago. what planet are you on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 08:30 AM Flag
[ - ] Let the annual argument about whether to hide the fucking Easter baskets begin. No, DH, you hide the eggs, not the basket. Why is he fixated on this!? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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What was he raised by bunnies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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His family hid the baskets. Who does that??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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My idiot husband's family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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SIL?!? :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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Ha ha. You never know ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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My parents hid the baskets and left clues for us to follow. I'm phoning it in this year, leaving clues is too much work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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+1. My parents' clues actually rhymed and everything! That's one tradition that ends with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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Where are you from? DH is from Philly and I think it's a Philly thing... NYers don't do this. And where am I hiding baskets in a 2 br apartment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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I grew up in NYC but my parents were from the Midwest. There were clues for each egg, and the last egg was with the basket. All done inside the apartment. It was fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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We had to find the basket first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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I would need a lot more energy to do this... Not to mention, if we hid baskets on the floor somewhere kids would also wake up to a very sick cocker spaniel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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My family hid the baskets growing up, too! More to hunt for :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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+1 my family, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Hide his keys and his wallet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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Ha! I'll leave him clues to find them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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He's now sulking and keeps walking through my jelly bean trail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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aw, let him hide the baskets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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My parents never hid eggs at our house. I've never heard of this. We woke up in the morning and the Easter Bunny had left baskets for us w/candy and toys. Then, later, we'd have an Easter egg hunt with family/neighborhood kids/church kids. So, you're both wrong ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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Why do you care? Just let him hide the baskets if he wants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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I do a whole set up w bunny poppers, sugared eggs and a jelly bean trail from their room. I always woke up to a pretty table set w candy and baskets and chocolate bunnies... I like to do the same. And.. 1) there is no where to hide the baskets; and 2) dog will eat chocolate in the baskets if their on the floor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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^^ They're [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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I manage all the holiday stuff and we both like it that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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Oh, well... I buy all the stuff and deal with organizing, etc., but DH likes to give me last minute pointers on how to improve. Goes over well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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Why won't you let him hide the baskets? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
[ - ] opinions and suggestions for best places to get colon cleanse. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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oh no, if you start with raspberry ketones, i'll need to hunt you down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Not me - but a woman who is carrying the child of my brother (not wife, by gf) - she is alcoholic and is 10 weeks PG - has she already damaged the fetus ? - no chance of a healthy child at this point? Drank excessively almost daily. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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It's likely but not certain. Sounds like she's not slowing down so yes, it will likely have FAS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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I read somewhere that even occasional binge drinking (more than 5 drinks in one sitting) is worse than regular moderate drinking. I wouldn't recommend drinking at all while pg, but if she's having a glass or two a night she's probably ok. That's what American and English women did a few generations ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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People worry about this too much. I drank lightly with DC#1 and definitely more with DC#2.... go ahead and ask me which one is clearly brighter. Go on. I'm ready. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:00 AM Flag
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OK. I'm the poster whose sil smoked and drank. She's an addict. What about you. You one too or just an asshole or no self control? I can't believe people can't give up damn wine for not even nine months if they're not an alcoholic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:41 AM Flag
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No, I know women who drank heavily in the early weeks/months and every single child is just fine. One just tested into Mensa and I saw his mom black out drunk at least twice in her early pregnancy with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:29 AM Flag
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^^^ none of these women knew they were pregnant at the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:53 AM Flag
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Sill drank a bit throughout pregnancy and smoked lightly, too. Kid in gt. She is obv an addict but I guess it can be OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:23 AM Flag
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What does your bother say/ do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:28 AM Flag
[ - ] DS knocked egg dye over and now table is stained! How do I get this out of my wood dining room table? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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You probably won't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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Magic erasers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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new table [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Dye the whole thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Apply 2oz of whiskey to self every 30 minutes until you realize it's not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:02 AM Flag
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Snort. It is kind of a big deal, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:42 AM Flag
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Was anyone maimed or killed in the process of coloring easter eggs? if not, really not a big deal, a stain on a table...just not that big of deal - OP can get it restored, or she can invest in a nice table cloth to cover the table from no until the end of time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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I'm sorry - you'll probably have to have it sanded and stained again - plastic table clothes were made for these type of projects, I suggest you get a bunch of disposable ones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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this. your fault not ds's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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Newspaper under. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:40 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O tipping post. I don't mind tipping waiters and cabbies but I hate having to tip building staff during the holidays. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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Then move into a walk up. I only tip my super and I give him booze. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:37 AM Flag
[ - ] How much of your colon is actually flushed out by an enema? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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None of it your colon stays intact [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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Do people get enemas after having a csec? Is this common? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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four c/s here....never heard of the two being related. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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I'm about to have my fourth csec, and so not looking fwd to the first bathroom break, if you get my drift. Already scared and it's 4 months away! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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I think you can request an enema from the nurses at a lot of hospitals and they'll take care of it. It was dropped as standard practice in the 1980's because it was seen as potentially embarrassing/degrading to patients while not being strictly medically necessary, but yeah, I'd rather just have a quick flush than an "accidental discharge" later on... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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My doc did it. It was better and I wasn't humiliated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Painful? Did you do it bf the csec? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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I had a regular birth. It wasn't painful at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:31 AM Flag
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Enemas certainly aren't SUPPOSED to be painful... maybe a bit weird, and you might feel like defecating as the water goes in, but pain would be a symptom of some other problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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Better to do a cleanse to really flush out everything, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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Not much, get a colonic if you really want to clean it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 05:30 AM Flag
[ - ] To anyone else up hiding easter eggs, just a friendly reminder to write down how many you hid and make sure they're all accounted for in the morning. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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That's why we use the plastic one with jelly beans inside or a prize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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I stuck cash in mine and am really regretting not keeping count. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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I used plastic ones... We missed probably 8 eggs... Oh well... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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just did that. lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Wait a second. You hide your colored eggs in your house? Or in your yard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Fascinating. Are they the ones the kids colored or do you dye your own secret stash to hide? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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This is URBANbaby! We don't have yards. You can hide the colored eggs or just get the plastic ones. And there are actually better hiding spots inside anyway. If you put the eggs on the lawn, it's more of a grab than a hunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:10 AM Flag
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That's what I was thinking. My kids would only enjoy searching our house for actual candy. But, they're doing an Easter Egg hunt later in the day, so it would be redundant anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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You obviously just don't know how to hide eggs outside. You don't just put them on the lawn in plain view. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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Oh, please! I'm "urban" and have a yard :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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Then you're what we call one lucky bitch :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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OR: You still haven't told me if you hide the kids' eggs or surprise eggs. And if you hide the kids' eggs, is the idea that the EB hid them or you? Obviously, they'd know their own eggs. Lay this out for me. I need to know if I should be hiding eggs right now. Also, won't they be rotten after sitting out over night? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:10 AM Flag
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I don't hide eggs. Child gets a basket with candy and a small toy. His godmother does an egg hunt at her house for the extended family's children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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NP. Whoa. Not Christian and going to our first Easter egg hunt tomorrow. Host asked me to bring 2 dozen eggs. She meant the plastic kind filled with candy, right? RIGHT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:10 AM Flag
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Either would be fine. But if you're hiding them outside the plastic ones are preferable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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Thanks…pp scared me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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No, she means plain brown organic eggs right from the store. Pick some up on the way. The children are meant to hurl them at adults just as the Pastor says, "Amen." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Cool, I'll have my kids kick off the fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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Oh, that reminds me...you're supposed to kick every third man in the balls ("eggs"). Women get it in the ovaries. You'll really impress everyone if you know this. The third person significance is that Jesus rose on the third day. Cute, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:58 AM Flag
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That's a really lame attempt at sarcastic humor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:50 AM Flag
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Sinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:55 AM Flag
[ - ] So the meowing.... It was my DB's stupid toy. There is something wrong with me. When I heard the meowing when I was right outside DBs door, i hesitated before opening the door because I was scared. Besides being a dumbass moron, what kind of mother hesitates?!?! I need a drink! 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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Lol, I love you and I'm here for you, it's hard when you are alone, big hugs and support... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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Thanks!! I was alone a lot in NYC but surrounded by people so I didn't feel alone... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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And in the city you can always call maintenance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Exactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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Lmao. I guess if the monster had already gotten your db, you might as well save yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Haha good point! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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That's pretty funny. I remember DS's toy truck making some random noises in the middle of the night. Freaked me waay out. I think it happens when the batteries start to run down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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It's been freaking me out for days!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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+1. I was in the garage yesterday and inadvertently found where we ha stashed the f'n Furby because the random sound was driving us nuts. I almost had a heart attack! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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Years ago my DH threw the Baby Oopsie Daisy out the window because in the middle of the night (in our bedroom) it sat up and laughed!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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Lmao, I think I would have peed in my bed if that happened to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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It had happened a few times during the day so it wasn't a complete shock but was still really freaky! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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He's lucky it didn't scale back up the side of the building. "Hi Daddy, now it's your turn to make an oopsie" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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Go get yourself a stiff one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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I'm having an iced jack right now!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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That's what she said... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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I think it happens to everyone, I was searching all over the yard for a cat when I heard meowing, only to realize it was my daughter jumping on her trampoline (it makes animal noises). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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Thanks :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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uh hmmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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Went to check on ds one night after he went to bed. I kicked something on the floor and heard this "grrr" sound. It was those hulk hands that talk when banged. Scared the crap out of me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone use nasal irrigation with success for sinus problems? These headaches and facepain are unbearable. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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A neti pot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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Yes. I can't keep taking ibuprofen several times a day to deal with this pain but need something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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yes. love the netti pot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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How often do you use it? I just can't get into it and I should bc I have awful seasonal allergies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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I use it in the shower in the morning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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OR--when my allergies are bad, every night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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It didn't work for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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I want to but find microwaving the water and cleaning it every day takes a lot of time and I hate the initial feeling (& hate when I feel like crap moves into my ears). I am also afraid of the bacteria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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Can't you use distilled water? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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I do but I wash it with tap water after use, then rinse soap out w tap water and then rinse w distilled water. I worry I should be rinsing 3x. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Why are you microwaving the water? You can simply use hot water from your faucet. You risk burning yourself if you microwave it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:02 AM Flag
[ - ] I love watching Living Alaska. I asked DH to move there and he said no because it would be torture for the kids. I on the other hand think it would be cool to learn some rustic living skills. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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I'll go with you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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If I was single with no kids, I would say lets go! I may need to get my own vacation home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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Like skinning a moose, spotting Russia and running for president. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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It's a very weird place. I vividly recall a B&B I stayed in many years ago. There were taxidermy animals EVERYWHERE! They were very artfully done--things like mountain goats that looked like they were leaping through the walls, a beaver holding the drinks menu at the bar, birds flying above. The woman who owned the place said that taxidermy was her hobby during the long winter nights. Her husband would hunt the animals and she kept them in her freezers until winter when it was time to skin them and prepare them for mounting. She also bred sled dogs. It's a different world..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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Well I wouldn't decorate with taxidermy but I think it a good place to learn survival skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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What kind of survival skills? From what I could tell in my month in Alaska, the skills involve learning how to power down some serious alcohol in bars. They are big drinkers up there! I doubt most people could defend themselves against a grizzly attack or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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That's what I want them to learn. How to catch, kill and cook their own food. How to chop wood, light a fire place, forage for berries. I know I am crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Lighting a fireplace is most definitely a skill you can learn in the backcountry. LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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If you live in a more rural area you usually try to learn skills related to a few different fields: hunting and game processing, basic engine mechanics, outdoors survival techniques, and hopefully some basic medical skills. Along with whatever is required to build/maintain your residence, such as plumbing/electrical wiring skills. If you are not on the power grid you'd be dealing with fuel-based generators, solar systems, etc. If you are off the water grid you'd need to work with septic systems (or an outhouse), steam or rainwater collection/tank storage/purification, and so on. These things can be as easy or as tough as you want them to be. You can have everything built for you, or you could attempt it yourself. Many people also learn how to pilot small aircraft. One skill that is actually NOT as common as you might expect is skiing. Snowshoes, sure. But a lot of Alaskan ground is actually flat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Also, lots of people acquire fishing/kayaking/canoeing skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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I was born and grew up until my late teen years in Alaska (Kodiak island). I don't regret it, but there was a lot of tedium. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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np- Very cool. Tell us some stories. What did your parents do that you were born and raised in Kodiak Island? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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They worked in the local school system. There is basically "the city" (Kodiak) and "the villages" (outlying towns like Ouzinkie that are more like rural settlements). Life in the city is perfectly modern and you can live there without ever interacting with the outdoors, if that is your preference. There is a Walmart and a Safeway. Roads are paved and plowed in the winter. The villages are more rusticated. A lot of the best hunting (like for Sitka deer) is actually located on nearby islands rather than Kodiak island itself, since Kodiak's interior is quite rugged and hilly. People do hunt in there, but it can be quite a hike, due to the lack of roads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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Interesting. Some things I noticed when I visited Alaska: They have electrical outlets that you plug your car into when you park during the winter to keep your engine from freezing. Did you used to do this? I also noticed signs on a lot of roads alerting drivers to the fact that airplanes share the roads. Have you ever had a near miss with an airplane? I also got a kick out of seeing small airplanes at gas stations. Oh, a question: I remember that on some major roads there were tall metal poles that looked like lights but they weren't lights. Do these things spray stuff on the roads to keep them clear or are they markers for snow or what? I never did figure out what they were. Thanks! P.S. What in the hell are you doing in NYC, if that is where you are? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Kodiak is a bit different from "mainland" Alaska in the sense that it's a bit warmer than much of the rest of the state, and it's usually not necessary to take protective measures for cars. Those types of things usually become important if the temperature dips below -40F for more than a few hours, since oil and other engine fluids begin to congeal at that point. Pilots did occasionally make emergency landings on roads, but you wouldn't want to do that in most of Kodiak due to the topography. The poles (some of which are bent) are actually for navigation in white-out conditions where the road is entirely covered by snow, so that you don't accidentally plunge into a ditch. They usually don't have electrical power running to them, though some people have propose putting photosensitive paint or diodes on them which recharge in daylight and glow for a portion of the night. I moved away for college and while I still visit now and then, I don't think I'd go back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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Thanks for answering my questions! Now I know what those poles are for! What an interesting life experience. Alaska is a gorgeous place, but I could not cut it in the winter (Californian here). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Would a non white person experience racism up there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Probably not much. Some of it has more to do with being an outsider vs. an insider. For example, a lot of smaller, majority-native villages have limited infrastructure, and it's a burden to host outsiders, and you might not exactly get a welcome wagon unless you are there for a specific and important reason (like delivering supplies). Kodiak in particular had quite a few Filipinos and Mexicans/Salvadorans, related to the cannery and fish production industry (though not really fishing itself). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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how did you do with so few hours of sunlight in winter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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Poorly. But actually, Kodiak is in the south of the state, and winter days are often sunny. As long as you go outside now and then it's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:06 AM Flag
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love watching it. do not love living it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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I almost did not make it though this winter, I could not handle Alaska. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Put them in scouting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone watch Veep? Is it funny? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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It's flipping hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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Like slap stick goofy or sarcastic? I can't pull the trigger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Sarcastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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Okay I may have to try it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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Like slap stick goofy or sarcastic? I can't pull the trigger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Like slap stick goofy or sarcastic? I can't pull the trigger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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1st season was a bit uneven, 2nd and 3rd are hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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Wow its been on that long? I'm trying to catch up online thru comcast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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It's one of the best comedies on right now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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Is it like Parks and Recreation humor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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No. It's funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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I love it! I watched the whole series over the past week when I was recovering from the flu. You can watch it on Amazon. Really great and Julia Dreyfus is soooo gorgeous! She's really blossomed since "Elaine" .... or they really toned down her looks during Seinfeld. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:38 AM Flag
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Funniest show on cable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:31 AM Flag
[ - ] kinky moms around? i want to learn how to be a top. very mild mannered and shy/nervous in real life but experiencing some life stresses that make me want to beat the crap out of a guy (in a consensual respectful fashion but i wouldn't be getting off on it probably). any venues where i can do that? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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The eulenspiegel society. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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Well, lots of guys would love to have a woman do this (my DH being one of them). Not sure about venues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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I don't believe this is called being a top. That's a term for same sex couples. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Wrong. It is also a term for a more Dom vs. sub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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Really? Dom = top and sub = bottom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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In terms of s&m, yes. A top is the one in control, the bottom is the one being controlled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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hm. Good to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 08:31 AM Flag
[ - ] the top 3 problems thread is kind of awful... honestly, ladies, if you're under 200 lb and you list 3 problems that are all different versions of "I'm fat" then your problem is probably actually some body dysmorphic disorder 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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Thank you, mary poppins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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haha I thought so too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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either that or stuck in failing marriages [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Wait I just read that threads d didn't see the usual complaints about being a size 4.. Different thread? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Im 230lbs, 5ft7. I dont count it as a problem,,lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 07:02 AM Flag
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I was one of the people that said fat was my problem and it is - i am 240lbs and cannot seem to get my eating under control and I have not been able to force my self to exercise...no body dysmorphia here, except most of the time I truly don't believe I am as large as I am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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not trying to troll, honest question. How do you get to be 240 pounds? I usually weigh around 130 at 5'5" but have been as high as 170, but then just stayed at that weight . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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combo of a divorce that killed my esteem and a job I hate (but make $$'s, which I need to raise kids) it was a slow creep actually, over 15 years and now at 47, i realize I ignored it and truly, most of the time, I did not think I am as heavy as I am .... until I see a picture or put on something that fit the year before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:22 PM Flag
[ - ] we have been planning to move to Manhattan for several years, now dh wants to move to Florida. !?! 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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Good winters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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The crazies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:30 AM Flag
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I hate Florida. I wouldn't to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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What is the motivation for each move? Job prospects for you and DH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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fla water smells bad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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rotten eggs in Sarasota [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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sounds right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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where do you live now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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what part of florida? what's the story behind each possibility? the whole northeast is overrated imo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Does he have multiple personality disorder? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Cool story bro [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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Oooohhhhhh, no. I couldn't handle the humidity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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Don't do it. Public schools are wretched. Private schools are far and few between. The bagels and pizza suck. Lived there 4 years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:32 AM Flag
[ - ] I've been so sick...along with the rest of the family, but feel guilty for not doing Easter egg hunts/coloring this yr. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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Read to them from the bible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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Tmrw. @ church. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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Yeah, that's just as fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:13 AM Flag
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We did egg coloring - kids spent 45 sec coloring eggs that they won't eat and I spent 45 min cleaning up afterwards. It's way overrated!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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I know right? Ty...makes me feel a twinge better! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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do people eat these colored eggs at all? what a waste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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I use kool aid packets to dye my eggs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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I did as a child... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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We did as kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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Yes, why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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45 minutes cleaning up? What the hell were you doing with the egg dye? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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I have 5 kids. Dye ended up in the kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathroom. If you don't notice the dye right away, it takes longer to clean up. We generated so many dishes I had to fill the dishwasher and was a sink full by hand. One kid dropped the marble due machine upside down & another got glitter everywhere!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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Wow. Ok. I have 2 kids but only one is old enough to dye eggs. It took me 5 minutes to clean up. I am thankful for my iud right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Op - Wow, 5 kids...I'm pregnant with my fourth and scared for all future Easters! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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It will be ok!! Mine are very close in age. It was crazy at first but is getting better now. When DH and his parents come to visit and try to do activities that are too elaborate and not age appropriate, it can be a disaster!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Op- mine will be close too. Oldest is 5. Certain activities are already insane with only 3 kids. Hopefully, it'll get easier as they get older! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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I'm sure it will!! My oldest is turning 5 next week. My second just turned four, my twins are 2.9 and the baby is 19 months. Sleep and meals got easier about 6 months ago. Getting everyone ready in the morning and things like grocery shopping just started getting easier. Crafts and activities are really tough now but I'm hoping will be easier next year! Good luck!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:25 AM Flag
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Why did you do it already? Wouldn't it be part of what you do with DC tomorrow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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No...tmrw is church and family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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how old are your kids? you are wasting your time feeling guilty about (wait for it) not dying easter eggs or doing an egg hunt, omg. First of all, you can achieve half of this no muss no fuss by buying chocolate eggs wrapped in pastel foil at cvs tomorrow, hiding them and making a "hunt". second of all, they won't know the difference and you all have been sick. Third of all, tell them the story of easter and buy them candy and you are done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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Jesus found a rabbit that laid chocolate eggs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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I'm not killing myself over it, but know it's something they would enjoy. They are so excited for church tmrw...have to say I'm a little shocked. They are 2, 4 and 6. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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5 not 6.^^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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NP Go to church tomorrow, give them a homemade gift certificate good for one session of dyeing eggs and an Easter egg hunt when you're all feeling better. Pick up supplies on Monday, they'll be half off anyway. Kids don't care, the fun is in doing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 04:15 AM Flag
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