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[ - ] I obviously know what Black Friday is, but are there good deals at good stores, or just places like Best Buy and Walmart? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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do you really want to mingle with the ghetto? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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just wait till cyber monday. Or get on slickdeals dot net [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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Just go online [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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I am all poised for the Net-a-Porter sale on Monday! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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Do you like to be around negroes? Serious question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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Any place that sells electronics is a zoo followed by clothing stores. Not sure is Macy and Kohls count. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:50 AM Flag
[ - ] S/O ISEE question: what schools do you think (or know) accept scores of 5s and 6s? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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All 5s and 6s? For which grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:00 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone deciding to change their flights for tomorrow to Thursday due to weather? I feel like if we do get out we will be stuck in airport all day. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Have an international flight tomorrow late afternoon; will keep checking tomorrow but just hoping for the best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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No, rolling the dice on a 3 pm out of EWR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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We go from EWR too. 9am. Fingers crossed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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I know change fees are waived on Delta, I guess it just depends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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^^^ you are both probably hosed. Assuming you are taking United, I would use flight status on their web site and click on the link they offer to show what flight uses that plane just before (i.e. the flight landing at EWR) and see if they are even letting that flight land at 1pm or whenever it is due. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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changed our 4:00 out of EWR to 6:30 AM yesterday... glad because original flight is already canceled! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Do airlines offer any compensation when flights are cancelled due to bad weather? Currently being bumped from a flight tomorrow morning, to Friday, which means we lose 2 nights accommodation (non-refundable) and we are considering our options in terms of whether we move the whole holiday by 2 days and pay the extra accommodation or not. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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what airline? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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did you buy travel insurance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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What airport? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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They don't IME. Only cancellations due to mechanical problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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usually not, but I saw on the news that some airlines may be giving concessions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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specifically not. you get compensation when it's their fault like mechanical, not for the weather. now you can probably get your money back- that happened to me on a short trip I just decided not to take- 1st call they said no, so I called back and the next one said yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Expedia just refunded me a three day non refundable pre-paid room reservation on the third try. Get someone on the phone and ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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How? Bc of weather? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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My reason is because of the weather, but I honestly don't think the third person I got cared why I was calling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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brilliant! I might have to try again..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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After not getting anywhere with the Expedia automated system, I called the hotel, The hotel told me they would only charge Expedia for one day if we were a straight up no show. I called Expedia and did not put my info in the automatic system (the first time I did that I kept getting a recording that my reservation was not refundable) I got the person on the phone and told him that the hotel told me to call and that the hotel would only charge expedia for the first night if we were a no show. I have no idea if any of this influenced the results, but the guy put me on hold and returned all of my money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:58 AM Flag
[ - ] I know I'm not supposed to complain about this, but I will. My mother watches my kids every Wednesday. Great! Except she'll do things like this - she called me today at 3pm and said "I'm looking at the weather, it looks like its going to start to snow tomorrow afternoon, so I'll watch your kids in the morning and then you come home early and I'll leave." Ok, no problem. Well now she just called me at 9:15 at night and said "actually, I was looking online, and they said its going to start snowing early, so now I might not come at all. I'll let you know in the morning Sorry." I mean, yes, I get that she has no obligation to come, and yes, I do have a babysitter that we use that I could have called had she said she didn't want to come. But I can't call a babysitter at 9:15 and say "hey, can you come tomorrow morning?" I have a call with the Board of Directors at 9am tomorrow morning, and my little one has to be picked up from preschool at 10. Do I A) keep him home, throw an Ipad in front of him, and hope he doesn't make noise while I'm on my call? Or B) bring him and try to rush the Board through the agenda so I can be done by 9:50 and get there in time to pick him up? So frustrating. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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I would go with option A. I think Ipad is the lesser of two evils. You don't have to go anywhere. And I might think of another option other than your mother for Wednesdays. Kind of sounds like it's not really worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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I would pick A, as well! less stressful. How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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you should have called the backup sitter as soon as your mom started getting nervous. but get an ipad in front of him. you will survive. you can also lock them up in a room, like with a door wedge in their bedroom if you have to. they will survive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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So sorry to hear of the predicament. The snow throws a lot of older folks off. I'd do option A with a good amount of snacks and the TV tuned to a good show. And afterwards spend a few hours with him one on one without devices. The snow situation will have a good amount of people out there flummoxed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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I agree option A. But if your sitter texts, I don't think it's a big deal to ask if she's free. Why does your kid get out at 10? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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Because it's a half day at pre school this week and he's in the AM class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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old people do not like snow, they might fall and break a hip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Do you have a husband? Can he help? I'm guessing lots of people will be working from home - and your phone call may be canceled...fingers crossed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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Maybe a friend could bring him home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Can't believe everyone thinks A! Absolutely B! He might have a melt down or need something and then you'll be on your meeting, trying to concentrate or worse, talk.. and a little child is home with you??? BTDT. Better to rush a bit and explain you have to be off at 9.50 due to whatever reason, than be ditsy and distracted whilst on the call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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Np. I said A but definitely depends on the kid. One of mine can use an ipad that long no problem, other would need me a few times. But, what happens if still going at 9:50 and she can't interrupt them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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I think it's much better to warn upfront that 9.50 is hard end of meeting, than risk a child interrupting a call. At 9.50.. sorry, I have to end the call, if there are any further matters I will schedule a follow up. Most will be pleased to rush through the meeting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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Take your child to grandmother's house in am. Pick up after work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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Genius! NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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Text the sitter and explain the situation to her. Tell her it might be a possibility that you might not need her, and you'll owe her a huge favor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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Text her OP. tell her you need her. You know your MIL isn't coming [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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My mom does this kind of thing and then gets hurts when I complain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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If A and B are truly your only options, I would go with B and ask a teacher at preschool to stay with your dc for a ton of $$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:22 AM Flag
[ - ] 42 and starting to feel like I'm one of the few not doing Botox/fillers/whatever. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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Eh tried them. I looked weird and shiny plus I had a bad reaction to the filler that landed in hospital. I rather age gracefully. People can tell when I am happy and when I am pissed off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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I'm not! and I think I look pretty damn good. lots of facials and I am religious about my skincare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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^the girls I work with have scared me off of them, they look so much different than their earlier selves. and not in a youthful way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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Just turned 43 and am considering my forehead. I have 2 lines that have been bothering me for years. Bad sun damage in my youth. But I'm too chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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consider Fraxel for the sun damage. I do it and I still have some lines, but the overall quality/texture is much better and I don't look frozen or weirdly puffy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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Toxicologist relative scared me off. I asked the derm about what she'd said and he had nothin'. So I'm aging naturally over here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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Oh ffs. Go shave your armpits [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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What's that, Frozen Face Mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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I'm 46 and never tried any of that. But I do see the skin on my eyelids getting thinner and when I look at my mom I see that her eyes are getting smaller as her lids sag. So, it is inevitable. She still looks amazing so hopefully I'll age as beautifully as she is (76 and still working)! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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Realized recently that a very well-maintained and attractive friend starting using Botox. No wrinkles, but it just looks kind of off. I'm too lazy, so it's not under consideration for me. But my eyes are so saggy at 46, I know I am going to need an eye lift just to be able to see one of these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone driving tomorrow? Wonder if it's worth it to leave tonight with all the street closure insanity in NYC, or just brave the nature tomorrow. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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Where are you going? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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Street closures? We left today so I have no idea what's happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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vba [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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PP- VBA? We drove to Syracuse, my home town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:18 AM Flag
[ - ] I am not American. Can someone explain what Regents Math is? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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specific math topic where you take a test at the end of semester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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and does the test "mean" anything? Or just challenging for kids and good to have on school transcript? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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you can get a Regents diploma in HS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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Advanced Math where they take a test for HS credit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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In NYS you have to take a certain amount of regents to graduate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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has it been dumbed down over the years or is it still pretty solid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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Not sure, but I know they are making them common core aligned. They look the same from when I took them in the late 70s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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I don't think you are required to take the Regents test to graduate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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No, only if you wants a Regents Diploma(R). Ask HYP if they give a shit about the Regents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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No, only if you wants a Regents Diploma(R). Ask HYP if they give a shit about the Regents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Check out the doe website you have to take certain regents and pass them with a 65 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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A stupid hoop that only students in NY are asked to jump through, and which good colleges care nothing about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:08 AM Flag
[ - ] I have been very anti-social lately. I don't know how to snap out of it. I want to get out there and meet people. Everyday I tell myself, tomorrow... 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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I'm like that this time of year. Eventually I get into the whole holiday party thing and adjust to the cold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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I started being anti social going through some personal issues last summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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I'm sorry if you're feeling down. As poster below says, sometimes you just need some time for yourself; there's nothing wrong with that. If you're really concerned, maybe see a therapist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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You don't have to be social. Sometimes it's nice not to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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I am single and haven't dated for over three years now. I really want to get out there and date and also meet new friends (men and women)but I am too lazy or comfy in my own little apartment being alone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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i see. yes, you need to get out. do you have any friends you can make plans with to get out? can you do something hobby related-- like a cooking class, art class, wine tasting class? they gym? anything where you will have to interact with others. good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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Thanks. Those are great suggestions. I will try a few of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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I know exactly what you mean, I was like this in my late 20s. How old are you? Do you have a friend you can do things with? Enlist a friend and just get yourselves out there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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I am 47 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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every time this has happened to me, I have just forced myself to go out/attend a party/do the things I'm invited to. while there it's usually fun, and starts to feel like you can do it more. one thing an older coworker once told me that I've never forgotten: "if they're kind enough to invite me, I'm kind enough to attend. or else I might not get invited the next time." I try to remember this every time I really want to hibernate for months on end... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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I have been hibernating for a while now. It feels really comfortable and nice. But I know it is very unhealthy to cut all social ties and not even go outside sometimes weeks on end [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:36 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a great Mac and cheese recipe? 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Open box of Annies... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Jinx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Use a box of Annie's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Annie's is gross... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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Yeah, okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Do you want to make baked mac and cheese? Alton Brown has a very good one on foodtv.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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Mac Cheese & Crab Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter 1 large shallot (or 2 small) minced 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cups milk 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay) 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese 2 cups manchego cheese, grated 1 cup Cheddar, grated 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves 2 tablespoons sherry, optional 1 (16-ounce) box elbow macaroni 1 pound lump crabmeat 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup bread crumbs 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay) 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves Notes / Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add minced shallots and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the flour to make a roux. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes to cook the flour. Slowly, add 3 cups milk. When milk is incorporated into the roux, add the seafood seasoning, and the block of cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese is melted. Add shredded manchego and Cheddar cheeses and parsley. Cook until all the cheese is melted. Add the sherry, if desired. Cook macaroni according to package directions or until just al dente. Drain macaroni. Stir cheese mixture into cooked macaroni and old in crabmeat. (Be sure to fold in crabmeat so you don't break up the lumps too much, you want nice chunks of crab.) Put mixture in a baking dish. For the topping: Mix melted butter, bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, and parsley. Sprinkle topping on the dish. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes to make the topping crispy. Garnish with fresh parsley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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Or just get some Annie's. Use whole milk and regular butter. Play a game of Scrabble with all the extra time you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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Sounds so good! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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MMM MMMM Good! Better than the trendy Mac Cheese and Lobster. Get your crab at Costco to save a dime or two. This side is a HIT each year! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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you need roux. i put bacon, mushroom, truffle oil in mine. i like white chedder and guyere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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Eww. Over-kill. I like simplicity in my comfort food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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really? bc this is basically yardhouse's adult mac and cheese^2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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Don't care whose it is, sounds gross. And Yard House is on par with Applebee's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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Never been to Applebee's but I find Yardhouse pretty tasty myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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VEGAN MAC & CHEEZE Ingredients: 1 pound vegan pasta (or regular if you prefer!) 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup plain Almond Breeze (may use other non-dairy milk) 3/4 cup nutritional yeast 3 tablespoons cornstarch or potato starch 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste) 1/2 teaspoon garlic puree 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (curry powder) 1 tablespoons tahini black pepper to taste Directions: Cook your preferred pasta according to the directions on the bag or box. I used pasta shells for a fun change. It brought me back to the wonderful Velveeta pasta my mom used to make us as kids! While that is cooking, throw ALL ingredients (including 1 + 1/4 cup water) into the food processor or blender and blend for 30-60 seconds. Once pasta is cooked and drained, add sauce into sauce pan with pasta shells and simmer over low-medium heat stirring frequently. The thickening process takes 5-10 minutes. Don’t despair if you think the pasta is too watery- it REALLY thickens up nicely thanks to the cornstarch! Serves 8. You can get creative with this and mix in some vegetables or spinach too. Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2009/05/10/healthy-comfort-food-vegan-mac-and-cheese/#ixzz3K8iMfvTX [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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Vegan and mac and cheese DO NOT go together. sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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np. ITA. What's the point?? Ick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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The yeast flakes give it a wonderful cheesy flavor. Delish. mmmmm :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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You are a revolting individual. STOP THAT! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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I have tried so many and honestly very little is as tasty as the good ole' bright orange kraft [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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np. The key to a good, homemade mac & cheese is that you need to use very strongly flavored cheese, and plenty of it. Seriously, much more intense flavors than you might think. The extra sharp shredded cheddar from the supermarket isn't going to cut it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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what kind of cheese do you put in yours?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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When I can get the types I want, I use an aged gruyere with some especially savory emmental and something like Mrs. Appleby's cheshire or a Keen's cheddar for extra oomph. The other thing you can do that helps with the flavor is to add white wine instead of milk to your roux, as if you're making fondue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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thanks for the tip! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Sure - hope you like it, if you decide to give it a shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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> Now my dh is chiming in to say that, in his opinion, it's the wine that makes the biggest difference. So there you have it, ladies: Booze it up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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kraft with cut up hotdogs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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Google best macaroni and cheese, there's a great recipe on chow dot com. It's pretty awesome. Made it for an event at dc school and EVERYONE asked me for the recipe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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Dots anyone ac and cheese mom? She posted everyday about searching for the adult Mac and cheese poster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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Does anyone remember mac and cheese mom* I'm done using Swype. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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A Box of Velveeta, a stick of butter, a quart of milk, two pack of Colby Jack cheese. Melt the cheese and butter in milk. Add a tablespoon of black pepper the mixture. Poor mixture over a pan of cooked elbow macaroni and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 400. Voila. Southern bake Mac and cheese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Blargh. No thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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Velveeta is a great base for Mac and cheese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Between the box of Velveeta and the stick of butter, you've got a great base for an oil slick that could smother half a dozen penguins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:51 AM Flag
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NYT thanksgiving section has a recipe for lobster Mac n cheese that looks great [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:32 AM Flag
[ - ] I saw a kid wearing a one piece hat scarf (it's a hat and a scarf together). Anyone knows how to google it? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Like a snood, or more like a regular hat with scarf ends hanging down from either side? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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OP. I think I found it: balaclava. Though so far I only see hideous hats, will keep looking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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my DD loves her balaclava. she thinks it's so cozy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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glad to hear! I'm preparing for this winter but so far could only find some stuff on etsy. Any recommendations? [ Reply | More ]
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The point of a balaclava is that it covers most of the face as well as the head. It's really not a hat-scarf combo, but maybe I'm reading too much in to your description. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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Sorry! Agree, it was the worst description! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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No worries, that's what I love about the internet. Someone will figure out what you mean and help you find what you're looking for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Google harf or scat. No, take that back. Don't google scat! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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ha! you're good! [ Reply | More ]
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No, we only has cats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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I have balaclava that were made by, I think, speedo? they are made from swimsuit material from the chin up and have beautiful colors and patterns (tie dye, florals), for wearing under ski helmets. from the chin down they are made of turtle fur or whatever that patagonia fuzzy stuff is called. My kids love them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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http://www.rei.com/product/874903/seirus-thick-n-thin-print-headliner-girls >> looks like the ones I have may have been discontinued. These are close but not as fun as what my kids have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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it looks super comfy! thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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it looks super comfy! thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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^^meant for the reply below. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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[ - ] Why there is so few Catholic blacks in America? In my homecountry (France), Catholic and black is a frequent pair. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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Because most American blacks had ancestors who were originally converted to Christianity in the south, and the south isn't heavily Catholic (with the exception of Louisiana). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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cuz france and french caribbean are catholic while we are protestant. any other Q? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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Haitians are catholic.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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Colonized by france [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Catholicism: treats women and gays like second class citizens, encourages reckless reproduction in the face of finite natural resources, denies women decision making authority and positions of political power within the church (nun = Ebola fodder), and protects kiddie rapists. And to make matters worse? It's just a made up magical bullshit fairy tale. The good news? The Internet is aggressively chipping away at Catholicism - relentlessly investigating, relentlessly questioning, perpetually encouraging discourse and dialogue. In 20 years? LOL. Adherence to Catholicism will be treated or characterized as a manageable mental disorder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:50 AM Flag
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Stop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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You didn't understand the question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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And Muslims don't? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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Yeah, yeah...you again? Fallen away Catholic here but you are annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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Not familiar with Western religions. Is the above true of Catholicism? Do women really have no say in the direction of the Catholic church? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Do you keep this in a word document so you can cut and paste every time a catholic related question is posted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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Well, the Catholics in America weren't exactly a position to aspire to not so long ago. Kennedy's catholic background was considered a serious problem in the 60s. Why would blacks want to align themselves with a religion considered immigrant lower class? Yes, it's amazing that the old English stigma against Catholics still stung (and stings, present tense) here. -signed, not religious Asian but had to learn all these weird little nuances of American life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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Why there is so few Protestant blacks in France? In my homecountry, Protestant and black is a frequent pair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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touche [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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There are. Evangelical church and so on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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I know black Catholics, mainly from the South and the Caribbean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 04:11 AM Flag
[ - ] So we've had some K interviews with the Admissions Directors, a couple with Admissions Assistant Directors / Associates. I assume this is a "sign" of where they place you? Or not? For example, I heard some parents say that if you don't get Babby to iterview you at Dalton, not a good sign. BTW, this process is so absurd it literally makes me want to move to a zone with a top public school . . . 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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So do that. What is the big deal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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Really? In that case, we're not getting in anywhere... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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OP - this is why I ask. We are not a connected family and definitely not in the know on how this whole process goes down - I've just been wondering if it is indicative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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I know people that got in without meeting Babby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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Can you come back in spring and tell us how your DC did? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Hopefully, someone will find the missing plane and we can stop talking about Ferg for a while. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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those poor people :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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I was thinking about them yesterday. So sad. Their families. I can't imagine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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man. That plane! I can't believe they never found it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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so messed up. no closure for those families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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are you talking about the malaysia airlines flight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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And Ferguson, not Fergie Ferg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Where can I get a non-frumpy plaid skirt for adult women? Preferably online. TIA 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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shopstyle.com and type in plaid shirt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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Do they have plaid skirts too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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type it in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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boden? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Vineyard Vines? Talbots? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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whoa those heels! Are they "in" again? What a throwback. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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I just saw a cute black watch mini at J Crew outlet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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I just saw a cute black watch mini at J Crew outlet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:20 AM Flag
[ - ] moving with my 2.5 year old for the first time. suggestions on how to prepare dc for the move and how far in advance to prepare? I imagine this could be a bit scary for dc. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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We did same but we're renovating. I told dd with me to check in on the new apt. We move right after she turned 3 and she was prepared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:40 AM Flag
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We started reading books about moving and spent some time 'researching' new parks and attractions together so they felt a part of the whole situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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^^ We spent about a month and a half doing the above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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awesome. we're moving in 1 week and i havent done anything to prepare yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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No worries at all. Just start talking about it now and include DC. You'll be fine. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:46 AM Flag
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How would you prepare dc for a stay in a hotel room or relatives house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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Yeah, they get confused when their stuff gets packed up. Pack their stuff last. Suitcase with favorite things. When you unpack, set up their room first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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And as much the same way as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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For this young, no more than a couple days ahead of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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We moved a few times while our son was under 6, including at around 2 1/2. Honestly, I think at that age there's a good chance they won't be fazed at all, as long as you can keep some things consistent. Have a favorite blanket and stuffed animal ready, for example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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Just moved with our 2.5 year old two weeks ago. Didn't really "prep" for it, other than talking about how exciting it would be to have her new bed at her new house. A couple of times, she has asked to go back to the "old house," but just in passing. She seems perfectly fine--and loved exploring all the books and crannies of the new place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:53 AM Flag
[ - ] grade 5 teacher here - i have to laugh when i read all these posts obsessing over middle school choice. 5 of my students just informed me today that their parents lost the application. i bet about 5 will never even turn it in. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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you work in district 6? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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no 20 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Which school? Which MS would you recommend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 05:04 AM Flag
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That's pretty sad. I'd rather have parents who obsess and drive me nuts than parents who just don't give much of a shit if those were my choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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I know, I teach in a working/middle class area, you would think they would care a little bit more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 03:02 AM Flag
[ - ] WOHMs who travel occasionally or frequently: what type of purse, laptop bag, and luggage do you have? Just donated my Jansport in hopes of finding something a little less frumpy for my heavy laptop. Starting to travel a lot more lately and want to be comfortable, practical, yet somewhat stylish (not trendy). Thank you. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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I do two 2-3 day trips a month (not much) - I know the flames are coming, but I always bring a large Vera Bradley duffel for clothes, etc. and a large canvas Longchamps bag for laptop (bought a little sleeve for it), book for the plane, wallet, etc. I pack a smaller purse for the trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:31 AM Flag
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OP I have a big yellow Vera Bradley duffel as well :) It's lasted for more than 10 years :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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Yes, they last forever!!! Perfect size to fit a lot, yet is still a carry on bag. I use mine all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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they remind me of college/hs. they were like a fashion statement back then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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True. Still functional though. All I do is travel to my home office every few weeks, so I don't really feel the need to be fashionable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:38 AM Flag
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Flames would only come from the strivers with their flashy purses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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Are you a long-distance hooker? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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Yep, bingo! Psychic mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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NP: How do you get hooker from that description? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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You bring a Vera Bradley duffle to meetings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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No, I leave it in my rental car or my apartment. I use the Vera Bradley duffel as my suitcase. I bring a smaller purse for when we go out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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Weird question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:41 AM Flag
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How is it weird? When you travel, you usually end up bringing your luggage to the office with you (before or after you check into your hotel). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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Really? I never do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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I do at least half the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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Huh. I never do. Either leave in the trunk of my car or drop off at hotel first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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I have an ancient Tumi for clothes, and a no-name black bag for laptop, wallet (I put purse in bag while on plane) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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For longer trips, trips where I check my bag, I have a Tumi 26 inch. For shorter trips, trips where I carry on my bag, I have a tumi 22 inch. Both are essential [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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I agree that your luggage needs to look very professional since you do wind up taking it to meetings some times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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Who takes their luggage to meetings? I am confused by this. Why wouldn't you drop it off first? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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You check out your hotel to go to your meeting and then later you go straight from your meeting to the airport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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Some of us do not rent cars, we take a taxi from the airport to hotel, then the next morning take taxi from hotel to meeting, then taxi from meeting to airport [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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If (like me) you do not rent a car then the people you are meeting with may see your bag DUH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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Why the "DUH"? It was an honest question! I am realizing my work travel may be unique! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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pp: ok, thanks for explaining! I always rent a car, and always travel to the same place (home office) - have an apartment in town so it's easy to just drop stuff off. Just curious, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:53 AM Flag
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Million miler here, used to travel every week. Bring a wheeled briefcase for a heavy laptop, or better, get one of these carry-on bags, with a laptop built-in sleeve. Take it out of the sleeve before takeoff and put it under your seat, if you need to work. But pretty soon, you will want a lighter laptop, if you work during travel. When I was walking from hotel to the site, I used a wheeled briefcase, when I had a heavy laptop. Used to travel with a carry-on and a wheeled briefcase, which I would attach with a strap to the carry-on and a small purse. Bought a lighter briefcase, or used a tote bag, when I switched to a lighter laptop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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