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[ - ] Wake Forest vs. Bucknell for ED? DD can't make up her mind. Both apps are done. She would be happy at either school. Thoughts on either school. DD is smart and creative but is undecided about what she wants to study or pursue as a career. Just wants a good education, good friends and to be happy. Thoughts? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:47 AM Flag
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There is no way for her to know if she is going to get those things by looking at the schools. To be happy? Good friends? Who knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:53 AM Flag
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Love Wake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:54 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:02 AM Flag
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The nicest people. And I mean all of them. Every adult in every job. Good education. Nice quality of life. Nice size [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:21 AM Flag
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I like the attitude of ad com. They look at your social media. They say, we are going to be roommates for four years - we do need to know you. Also, said the most wonderful things about the application process. Telling the kids that they did have control. They control where they apply and then they control which offer to accept. It was just genuine and lovely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:26 AM Flag
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Unless you, or she, has a deeper understanding of "happy" you cannot use it as a criterion for this choice. She'll get a good education at either one if she is motivated and does the work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:55 AM Flag
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She is motivated, will do the work and do well...question is where she will fit in best and she has no idea... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:00 AM Flag
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How can we tell. you that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:00 AM Flag
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You can't and neither can I. That's why it's a hard decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:01 AM Flag
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Shouldn't high school and college be times when she pushes herself NOT to fit in? To stand on her own, to be an individual, to learn to work and socialize with people who look, act, speak, and think differently? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:30 AM Flag
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Bucknell is a preppy, cliquey, party school. Beautiful campus, solid academics but it’s very competitive socially. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:09 AM Flag
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Wake Forest is primarily white, Christian, and conservative. If those are her people, she'll fit in there. But if not, she might find it difficult. Bucknell seems to have a little more diversity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:13 AM Flag
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I wouldn’t worry about Christian at wake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:22 AM Flag
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But they do call it work Forest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:22 AM Flag
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Bucknell is 90% white [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:22 AM Flag
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It's not really relevant once you're on campus. At any university, or anyplace where people select their own friends, people end up self-segregating. You can go to the most evenly-diverse university in the world, and you'll still find everyone with people who are most like them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:28 AM Flag
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General Topics 10.22.19, 01:41 AM Flag
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I went to Bucknell. It's beautiful, and I met amazing people, but it is in the middle of nowhere. The upside is that students make friends for life, and frequently, a spouse. I am still friends with most of my college friends decades later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:07 AM Flag
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^find a spouse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:33 AM Flag
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Bucknell is where my daughter's mediocre "white" classmates went - from private. Not academically a big deal and it's in the middle of nowhere. Wake is much higher rated IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:42 AM Flag
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Why those 2 at all? Never heard of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone received tickets for SHSAT ? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Anybody use air fryer? Worth it? MIL makes all sorts of delicious foods with it but I’m not a chef so not sure I’ll be able to use it that well. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:09 AM Flag
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Piece of crap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:09 AM Flag
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Op: why? MIL made some cauliflower tater tots and dh says they were delicious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:37 AM Flag
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I would never buy a new appliance to make tater tots. I'm not a chef, but I can use the tools I have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:39 AM Flag
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LOL. Of course he said that. NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:57 AM Flag
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Op: lol no his mom’s food really is good (for the most part); she’s definitely a much better cook than I am. I can barely make pancakes. My dc call them scrambled pancakes ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:56 AM Flag
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Mine makes great buffalo chicken wings. That is all I make in it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:46 AM Flag
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Op: so you don’t think it’s worth it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:49 AM Flag
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I am lazy and don't like cleaning it. But the chicken wings are truly the best hands down. If you aren't lazy like me then you could make more stuff with it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:52 AM Flag
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Np- I asked this very question a few weeks ago b/c my neighbor made the most delicious chicken wings. Not a huge amount of replies but the general consensus was that it wasn’t worth it. I may still get one if just to make wings (DH loves them). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:25 AM Flag
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I was on that thread! The wings are so good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:52 AM Flag
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It's just a convection oven. Get one--not that expensive. But how much fried style food do you want to make? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:23 AM Flag
[ - ] Women claim to want equality but when it comes to splitting a dinner check on a date .... oh no, NEXT! 49 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:57 PM Flag
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Men claim to want equality, but when it comes to dating a woman who doesn't shave or wear makeup...oh no, NEXT! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:59 PM Flag
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Ewww, the same women who don't shave also opt to go bra-less or not wear deodorant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:27 AM Flag
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Yup! Just like the same men who need to split a check all have smegma soaked micro penises. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:35 AM Flag
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The things you cannot unread... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:22 AM Flag
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Yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:24 AM Flag
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what a strange response. The two are nothing a like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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Hi OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:11 AM Flag
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eh, I shave but my husband prefers me without makeup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:57 AM Flag
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Men claim to want equality but still actively collude to keep women out of workplaces, good jobs, classrooms, and equal pay. Frankly, I'm okay with culling their half of the herd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:31 AM Flag
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yes they attend a monthly manly man meeting to collude. It normally takes place between watching football and deer hunting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:47 PM Flag
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Be gone, incel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:36 AM Flag
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Get a real problem. Good grief. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:49 AM Flag
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I would split a dinner check. In fact, I split all checks with boyfriends in my 20s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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There's a certain type of man who gets mad at women who want to split the check and at women who won't split the check. Common denominator: they just hate women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:59 AM Flag
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and there is a type of woman who hates to pay her way on any date and yet demand equal pay in the work force. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:11 AM Flag
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Hi OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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You don’t ask to split while on the date and after you’ve picked the restaurant. Have some class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:58 AM Flag
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+1. Tacky. And I'm not die-hard about men having to pay for everything all the time, I also think it is tacky when women try to get men they are dating to buy them presents that aren't linked to a birthday or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:13 AM Flag
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I always offer to split. But if a guy insists, I’m not going to argue with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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Women want equality in certain ways that affect our lives and position in society, such as equal pay and voting rights, but it won't ever wipe out certain other traditions and views on gender. I am older (45) and I believe in good manners- so I generally think that if I am on a date, the man should pay. Note that I'm also married, so this isn't an issue- but I notice that if I meet a male friend or colleague for a drink or lunch, he usually pays. He isn't expecting sex. That said- I have money and I'm happy to pick up a tab. Also- I don't think this has anything to do with makeup, shaving or deoderant (all of which I avail myself of) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:24 AM Flag
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I'm also 45, and I always bring out my credit card or cash. I've been married 20 years (I posted above about always splitting tabs on dates in 20s). If I meet a male friend or colleague, no different for me from meeting a female. I whip out my cc and cash pretty quickly. Sometimes, I insist on paying if it is a business lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:40 AM Flag
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^^ P.S. I wear makeup, shave and all that. I trained and worked for years in a male-dominated profession. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:41 AM Flag
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How about some men who might argue that a woman's lower place in society is traditional. Your argument is hypocritical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 03:31 AM Flag
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I'm 55 and i disagree. i don't expect men to pay and i pretty much always try to pay my half if i am out with anyone, male or female (dates are irrelevant since i've been married for 30 years but this was how i approached dates even back then). I want equality, not "chivalry" or "tradition." and FWIW i hate make up but shave my pits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:03 PM Flag
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don't feed the incel troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:31 AM Flag
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it is nothing to do with being a misogynist but about true equality in all parts of our lives. You can't just pick a choose areas that suit you and your bank account without losing a lot of credibility in the debate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 03:33 AM Flag
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stfu op - "it wasn’t about going splitsies with a man on a date. It was about being invited to dinner and not being told it was a splitsies situation up front" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 04:07 AM Flag
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Oh no, the shock at having to pay for the meal you have eaten! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:47 AM Flag
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You mean like men do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:49 PM Flag
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So both groups are guilty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:08 PM Flag
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And yet OP is only going after the group that gets the short end of the stick more often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:25 PM Flag
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no OP is going after the more hypocritical group. Sexist men don't claim to want equality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:45 PM Flag
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No it wasn’t about going splitsies with a man on a date. It was about being invited to dinner and not being told it was a splitsies situation up front. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:28 AM Flag
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the fact you go to dinner expecting a man to pay tells me all I need to know about your views on equality. The word cuts both ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:50 AM Flag
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Wrong. This is a split check versus separate check situation. That’s just bad form to order the $$$ entree without first telling your dining companion you’re splitting the chevk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 03:23 PM Flag
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the one who asks pays- therefore if a man asks a woman on a date, he pays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 03:03 AM Flag
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I think that is fair but so few women seem to ask men out. I know this is changing but men are expected to ask women out, ask them to marry them etc. There is a double standard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 03:32 AM Flag
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"There is a double standard" hahahahahahahaha you don't say! hahahahahahaha omg I never noticed that before! hahahahahaha it's almost like there are so many unfair differences between social expectations for men and woman! omg I just wrote "men and women," like it was standard to put men first! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:35 PM Flag
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Have you been drinking ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:44 PM Flag
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Certain women maybe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:24 AM Flag
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yes. Far too many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:47 AM Flag
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Certain men like to do stupid stuff like hold a door for me or wait for me to exit the elevator. I HATE that sh*t. Stop it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:25 AM Flag
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i agree. How about women who expect a man to pay for dates in some sort of Victorian dating code? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:48 AM Flag
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Holding a door is just common courtesy. I hold the door for men and women myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:09 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:43 PM Flag
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Men are expected to hold the door for women and to let them out of the elevator first. Women are not expected to hold the door for men nor let men out first/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:46 PM Flag
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Gender equality is great....till it's not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:35 PM Flag
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haha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:48 PM Flag
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Omg, another post about this stupid date???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone’s dc get school breakfast? I feel like it might be less dicey than school lunch and would really save me some time in the morning... 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:50 PM Flag
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My kid used to do it. She’d meet her friends early. I don’t think the food is very good though. It did help the early morning calm in our house not to have to deal with that transition and meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:36 AM Flag
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They do it at my DC’s school. It’s usually cereal or pancakes or something similar to a pop tart and some kind of fruit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:48 AM Flag
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School food is so unhealthy. I have to try to get something good in them when I can. If I sent them for breakfast, it would be bagel and cream cheese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:35 AM Flag
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What is your healthy home breakfast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 03:04 AM Flag
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Depends on the day, but eggs, unsweetened non-dairy yogurt, fruit, peanut butter on toast. They won’t sit down and eat that stuff at school. Too many kids and distractions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 11:18 AM Flag
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DC ate at home, but the kids at his ES and MS regarded school breakfast as a social-type thing: they could have extra waffles or whatever and hang out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:18 PM Flag
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This. Second breakfast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:24 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you assume if a man said that the two of you will be laughing about something in 20 years? Both married and have known eachother for less than a year. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:18 PM Flag
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That he thinks you’ll both be laughing in 20 years. Not necessarily together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:19 PM Flag
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It's an expression. Don't get involved with a married man. Period. And if you're thinking about cheating on your husband, focus on hopefully fixing your marriage or on your divorce if it can't be saved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:19 PM Flag
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Op- I would never cheat on DH. Wasn't sure of this man was hitting on me or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:24 PM Flag
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NP: I think he's hitting on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:07 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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No, he wasn't. You just wish he was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:42 AM Flag
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Need context/what was said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:20 PM Flag
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Op- we were laughing about something he said that was off the cuff. He then said- in 20 years you're going to remind me that I said this and we'll be laughing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:27 PM Flag
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Maybe so. Not everything is a come on. I like people and connect. Doesn’t mean I’m going to have sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:29 PM Flag
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Op-good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:31 PM Flag
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It’s not brain science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:39 PM Flag
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It’s just a saying - if he didn’t have a flirtatious tone i wouldn’t read more into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:33 PM Flag
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That you'll still be friends in 20 years. Do you know each other through DC's school? It does sound like he's flirting. but not like he's coming on to you or anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:35 PM Flag
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More forward than I would be, but I wouldn't assume he's actually trying to start something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:02 AM Flag
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Doesn’t sound flirtatious to me at all [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.22.19, 01:48 AM Flag
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Nothing. You guys read way too much into most things imo. People speak without thinking most of the time, at least in casual conversation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:50 AM Flag
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This. It's a very common figure of speech. OP is hearing what she wants to hear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:42 AM Flag
[ - ] I had that thing happen today where you have a meeting with someone and they dont show up and deputize someone else to take the meeting. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:02 PM Flag
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Am i over sensitive or is that beyond rude? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:02 PM Flag
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I wouldn’t like it, but I also get really annoyed about people who are late. Basic professional courtesy seems to be on the wane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:04 PM Flag
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You're oversensitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:45 AM Flag
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If all attending are within the same company, I'd be irked, but only minorly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:08 PM Flag
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This happened at my IEP meeting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:18 AM Flag
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Depends. If the new person is someone I'll be working with anyway, and is actually authorized to make decisions and take action, then it's not unusual or a problem. My director asks me to take meetings regularly, especially if she wants me to be able to take over a project. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:44 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone ever suspected someone is friendly to you because they want some of your medication? I seriously never imagined this would happen to me. CMA anyone share anecdotes? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:54 PM Flag
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Can anyone. And I mean addictive medications a doctor gave you to treat pain or anxiety, which you have extras of because you rarely use them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:55 PM Flag
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I had a friend who became a pill addict. Took me a while to catch on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:56 PM Flag
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What happened? Did she sweeten you up to get medication? Do you suspect she stole any from you? After the 3rd request I am beginning to wonder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:57 PM Flag
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She saw I had some in my bathroom after I had surgery. She grabbed them and said if you don't want these I need them. Found out later she was stealing from multiple people when she was in their homes. Also Dr. shopping at walk-in clinics. Once she slammed her thumb in the car door on purpose so ER would give her meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:22 PM Flag
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This must be someone already close to you if they know your medication, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:58 PM Flag
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We have become closer but now I question if she was just using me. I referred her to a pain management specialist I used after surgery so she knows I have highly addictive medication lying around as I told her I barely used it because I had an adverse reaction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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Tell her you disposed of it and await developments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:02 PM Flag
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So funny because i did tell her that and then she asked for another medication I had mentioned off the cuff months ago I took for sleep anxiety. And then she wanted that one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:09 PM Flag
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Talk to her family. She is an addict and may die [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:52 PM Flag
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I don’t know her family here well at all. We met through mutual friends who I also don’t know well. I do know she came from a broken home. It saddens me and is embarassing to me to think she was only being my friend to get pills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:02 AM Flag
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It doesn’t matter if you know them or not. My goodness woman save a life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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You keep using the phrase "off the cuff" wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:46 AM Flag
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This. My family beyond kids and spouse don't know my meds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:17 PM Flag
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If you suspect it. It’s probably true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:17 PM Flag
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No, but knowing about addiction it wouldn’t surprise me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:26 PM Flag
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She’s told me she will bring it up to her own doctor to get more. But she was very adamant about coming to get some from me in the meantime. I felt really used and bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:30 PM Flag
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Just decline. Don’t feel bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:37 PM Flag
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You are being used. But that’s addiction. If for somecrewason you can’t keep her out of your house. Lock up your meds. Don’t depend on hiding the meds, they know all the hiding places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:15 AM Flag
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Call her doctor. Tell him/her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:57 AM Flag
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I would say Im sorry but I am not comfortable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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Never. And hope there aren't a lot of anecdotes, frankly. I would shake this "friend" loose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:37 PM Flag
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I haven't had this experience myself but drug addicts do a lot of really weird, desperate things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:39 PM Flag
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Yes, my mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:47 PM Flag
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What happened? What did you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:05 AM Flag
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No, but I don't take any. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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I can’t imagine being asked for my medication leftovers. Of course the answer is no. And of course the person asking is an addict. You never share or give meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:40 AM Flag
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I once knew a guy who wanted to have my sister get him medical-grade weed from the hospital where she worked. She didn't. And a (former) friend once looted my medicine cabinet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:20 PM Flag
[ - ] What are the high schools in NYC that have found a balance between strong academics for high scoring/motivated students AND not having tons of homework? Any? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:46 PM Flag
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Maybe Saint Ann’s? Definitely none of the public schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:49 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:58 AM Flag
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What about other Brooklyn privates? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:22 AM Flag
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Depends what you consider a ton of hw. My dc had maybe 1.5 hours of hw tonight, though has spent at least 2 so far studying for a quiz tomorrow. If you want to do well in HS, you need to send time studying. It's not always straight hw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:57 PM Flag
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so he has 3.5 tonight? That sounds like a lot to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:41 AM Flag
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ICE does. my dc is there and is a really strong student - gets close to perfect grades and tests well and is very happy at ICE. I don't believe in a lot of homework. obviously, there is regular homework, but it's not hours of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:11 PM Flag
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NEST high school. [ Reply | More ]
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Zero none nada [ Reply | More ]
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Cgps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:45 AM Flag
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She said she wants strong academics. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone getting an error when they try to log on to MySchools? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:09 PM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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No. Call 718 935 2009 for help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:12 PM Flag
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Yes. They're having issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:38 AM Flag
[ - ] IPad or Android for educational apps? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] What's Carole Radzi Radziwell like in real life? Anyone know? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:51 PM Flag
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She was nice. We just had margaritas on Friday night. We were giggling and bought bloodshot eye candles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:01 PM Flag
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Why? This is such a random question. She seems like she’d be really nice. Sarah Jessica Parker, on the other hand, was a real bitch when I saw her IRL. I wasn’t even being a fan.....I just kind of did a double take and thought “oh is that her?!” And she gave me the look of death. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:49 PM Flag
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I don't know either, so have no useful information, but just want to point out that SJP could be a b-tch, but she could also have been having a bad day, or been hoping for a private conversation. Just because she's famous doesn't mean she can always be on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:25 AM Flag
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actually, Ive had quite a bit of contact with sjp -- I deal with celebs all the time--and she is one of the nicest, most polite, gracious of all time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:43 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 03:20 AM Flag
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I met her a handful of times, found her to be nice before housewives, and full of herself post housewives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 04:52 AM Flag
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Why on earth doesn’t she get her buck teeth fixed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 04:55 AM Flag
[ - ] Cat lovers: my indoor outdoor cat becomes indoor for winter with the worst hair balls. Will shaving help? Also the groomers said her fur will never be the same again probably matt? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:46 PM Flag
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I wouldn't shave your cat. Why not brush her daily and make sure they are stimulated with toys, laser pointer, games so they aren't anxious which leads to fur licking. Hiding treats for them (they search for prey etc). What does the vet say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:54 PM Flag
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Vet literally shrugged. She has toys etc and I get new ones every few months too. I also brush her daily year round but there’s only an increase in hairballs over winter. I’ve also tried growing the cat grass too but we don’t get enough light for that to grow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:56 PM Flag
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Also use a hair ball lotion but she runs as soon as I grab that tube. It works though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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Sounds like you've tried everything. With my dog there's a comb that kind of strips the undercoat in the winter so it's not as thick. Maybe something exists for cats? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:13 PM Flag
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Mine loved the taste of the stuff in the tube. Don't remember the brand, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:16 PM Flag
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You need to groom. You can do it with a 10 cent comb. Cut out matted fur balls with scissors. The hair will return to the same length. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:55 PM Flag
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Obviously she needs to be brushed regularly, and give her hairball meds as needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:57 PM Flag
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Groom her. It doesn't take long and cats need their fur. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:02 PM Flag
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I had to have my cat shaved when she got older. It is hard to find a groomer willing and experienced with shaving cats because their skin is different from dogs'. She loved getting shaved and was so happy to be shaved. She had long fur and when she got older she couldn't clean it. We would keep it shaved at about a half inch or so. The groomers would give her a lion cut and it was adorable. She passed away at 17. We did not do it because of hair balls so I can't speak to that at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:31 PM Flag
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Thank you! I was feeling like a villain. I’ll ask for half an inch and lion cut. She is older too but I didn’t consider her age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:43 PM Flag
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Good luck! You may need to call around. You want someone experienced with cats. Their skin is like onion skin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:19 PM Flag
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Some groomers leave a lot of hair on their neck and chest and poof balls at their feet. I didn't want that. And she didn't need a poof ball at the tip of her tail either. I just meant that they didn't shave her head. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:21 PM Flag
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My neighbors took their cat in for a lion cut. she was much happier. If you'd like to try a less extreme measure, you can get a razor brush that thins out the hair - i think mine is called the "furminator" It doesn't do much for short haired cat but really works wonders on long haired ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:13 AM Flag
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Thanks! I'll try that first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Fall fashion. Doesn't everything look the same as previous years? What's different? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:43 PM Flag
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Jeans - not only skinny jeans, high waisted, cropped, flare. Sneakers with dresses and jeans. Seeing more pull over sweaters and high waisted pants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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that has been the case for the last two years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:57 AM Flag
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Wider pantlegs for one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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We seem to be tucking in our sweaters this season. I don't remember ever doing that before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:14 PM Flag
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Stephanie in 9th grade would tuck everything in. I guess it took a while for that to catch on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:18 PM Flag
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ILY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:37 PM Flag
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Yeah not doing that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:01 AM Flag
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I stopped dating a guy in college because he tucked in his sweaters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:48 AM Flag
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I've seen a lot of teenage girls doing that: they just tuck the front in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:29 PM Flag
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tall boots, culottes, hemlines are mid calf so late 70s early 80s redux [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:37 AM Flag
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My fall fashion is always the same. Skinny jeans and boots for life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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Sisters! With a hoodie or sweatshirt, preferably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:19 PM Flag
[ - ] I have stopped attending any parent things at DCs' school that aren't mandatory. All those moms make me feel horrible. They're all clique-y. I"m sure it's me because I don't play the game but I can't take the feeling anymore. I have 3 kids i'm busy so I should't even have time to let it bother me but i do 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:42 PM Flag
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Good for you. Very freeing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:51 PM Flag
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You don't need to over-involve yourself. I'm sure your kids don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:54 PM Flag
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I stopped a long time ago. As life goes on, you drop out of a lot of the contests once you realize they are pointless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:55 PM Flag
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I sent DH to those. I took care of the interaction with the teachers, staying on top of grades, and DH went to all the other stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:01 PM Flag
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I'm glad you realized it. Do your socializing elsewhere; there's nothing wrong with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:14 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:18 PM Flag
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I did the same....I find those moms to be insecure (almost like high school girls themselves). I’m over it. I’m too busy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:50 PM Flag
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It’s okay, don’t feel bad. I never managed to break into that crowd either. And I’m nice and a good friend, I swear! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:02 AM Flag
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Me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:39 AM Flag
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Instead of feeling horrible afterwards, if you go, make sure you talk to the one parent no one else acknowledges. Being kind is the best medicine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:04 AM Flag
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+1 Also, teach this lesson to your children. Instead of envying the "popular" groups and trying to fit in, notice and befriend others who are being left out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:49 AM Flag
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I find the moms that call other moms cliquey and popular are as bad as the so called cliquey moms. Be nice to everyone and live your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:44 AM Flag
[ - ] After one date for drinks and another for dinner do you think someone who is emotionally available/looking for a relationship and interested would say I had a good time etc via text? I don’t want to overthink but he didn’t text Sunday (date was Saturday) and then today sent a friendly message but nothing about plans and no mention of our last date. Normal or? The text was a photo of something we’d discussed on Saturday fwiw. Thanks for humoring me:) 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:32 PM Flag
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Ignore any texts that aren't asking you out. Don't say anything, act like you don't notice. That's it. Assume he isn't interested, move on with your life, stay busy, until he asks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:39 PM Flag
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This is terrible advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:05 PM Flag
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+1,000,000. Op, do not listen to this unless you want to die alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:22 PM Flag
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OMG no. This is something you do if you have a personality disorder. She can respond casually without pushing for another date and see where the conversation goes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:48 PM Flag
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Or... If she had a good time and wants to go out with him again, she could act like an adult and take her turn doing the asking and planning the date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 06:40 AM Flag
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Good grief. So glad I met DH 30 years ago and we slept together on the first “date.” Just live people. No games. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:41 PM Flag
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Smug much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:42 PM Flag
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If not giving a shit about “proper” rules is smug, that’s me in a nutshell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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No just "so glad I have my husband...". Try to remember being single and how confusing dating could be. It's called empathy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:45 PM Flag
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I’m empathetic to people who want to meet people, but the bullshit advice I se on this site about getting there is outrageous. Live your life, fall in love, don’t agonize over what is appropriate or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:48 PM Flag
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Only responding when he asks you out is the opposite of agonizing. Why waste time with someone who is "just not that into you"? Better to go on with your day and your life and respond when the man is stepping up and expressing interest very clearly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:49 PM Flag
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Because OP has already spent too much energy on someone she perceives is not into her. Frankly, I think there’s over analyzing here. Let’s just see how it plays out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:52 PM Flag
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If a man is interested, he asks to see you. It really is that simple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:54 PM Flag
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It’s Monday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:55 PM Flag
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Wtf?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:05 PM Flag
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I don't think OR is being smug--I think she's right: just live, people. Unless her lack of a comma was purposeful and she means: no online interaction, just (a)live people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:11 PM Flag
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There were plenty of games 30 years ago. Human nature is a constant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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Hey, if you played games, not my problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:45 PM Flag
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Never said I did, but dating games and angst aren’t exactly a new invention. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:48 PM Flag
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Glad you support them. Why else would you be so defensive of same? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:49 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:50 PM Flag
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Well that sounds better than nothing. Does he need to say "thank you?"...he sent the photo to keep the focus alive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:55 PM Flag
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To me this sounds very organic. He found something to engage with you about that doesn't risk you saying no to a future date or having to respond, "yeah, great date, thanks (crickets)." Engage with him and see what happens [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:09 PM Flag
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I'm a DH and it sounds as though you're overthinking this a little bit. He reached out after your date and was friendly. Sounds good, so far. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:10 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:52 PM Flag
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Wow. You are overthinking this. Send him back a text continuing the conversation. You can even, gasp, say, you had a nice time. geez [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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That ain’t going to happen in UB World. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:47 PM Flag
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No wonder everyone here seems to be stuck in a horrendous marriage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:19 PM Flag
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I know. A lot of rules on the front end and then people stand around wondering what happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:27 PM Flag
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You posted about this guy earlier. He’s the one who ambushed you into paying half the check after bringing you to an expensive restaurant. The responders earlier had some good answers. It sounds sketchy with this guy. He might be very smooth with the words. Keep looking and don’t get crazy about this guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:48 PM Flag
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if that guy don't respond, he's a jerk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:49 PM Flag
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^otherwise, Best piece of advice I ever read: "remember those guys you're not that into but who are super into you? How do you treat those guys? Treat the guy you're super into like those guys." Yes, I know it's game playing and game playing is bad yada yada but it always worked for me. Respond to texts however you feel comfortable. My, I would just reply "lolz" or some emoji etc, ie a non-response response. I might even go the effort and send a funny appropriate gif [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:49 PM Flag
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Yup this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:29 AM Flag
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You are calling a guy who used the word “halfsies” smooth with words? Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:46 PM Flag
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You know he has a life outside of you, right? He has friends, family, a job, hobbies... You have been on two dates. Let the man breathe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 06:42 AM Flag
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Just stop. The guy is a cheapskate and a loser. Who cares if he asks you out again? Get some self respect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:24 PM Flag
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Where above does she call him cheap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:31 PM Flag
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Pp: she has posted about this guy multiple times. They went out for dinner once and he asked her to go “halfsies” on the bill at an expensive restaurant he chose. Everyone keeps telling her to move on, but she keeps obsessing about him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:44 PM Flag
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^^see a couple posts up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:45 PM Flag
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Oh, I didn't realize this was "Splitsies Guy" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 02:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know of a gym on the UES where a 14 year old could join/work out without a parent? Other than Asphalt Green. Plan B is a personal trainer, but so expensive. Thanks. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:32 PM Flag
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Doubt it due to liability. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:56 PM Flag
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This. Adults only-or accompanied minors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:12 PM Flag
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92 y but prob more expensive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:56 PM Flag
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our little basement building gym asks that kids are over 16, but some manage to sneak in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:00 PM Flag
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doesn't the school have facilities they can use? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:00 PM Flag
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No gym at his high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:50 PM Flag
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92y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 10:08 PM Flag
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yes but there are limited hours. like 3-7 or something [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:15 AM Flag
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Planet Fitness has a program for teens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:13 PM Flag
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Thank you, locations not near us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:43 PM Flag
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Fhitting Room has a kids class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:29 AM Flag
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92nd street y has a teen membership- $45 per month. My son & many of his friends have memberships. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 12:33 AM Flag
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No, I went out of my way to find gyms that don't allow minors at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 07:50 AM Flag
[ - ] I keep hearing that kids are being tutored at dc's k-8 school. He is doing fine, not in the top math but all As or A-s. Am I doing him a disservice by not pushing him to be in the higher group or to have perfect As? I am not tt or ivy or bust but he will be competing against these kids for hs spots in 3 yrs , they're in 6th now. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:31 PM Flag
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Does he ask for a tutor? If not, leave him be. I mean, he has straight As!! Also, for a straight A student "tutoring" is probably more like enrichment. Which is fine if he is into doing more challenging stuff. But he might be better off playing a sport, joining a club, hanging with friends, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:41 PM Flag
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The only reason I thought of it was that he just told me that a friend is in the "higher" matt group and had a tutor all last year. I would rather have a confident kid who uses his own brain to get the grades , but I wonder if I'm putting him at a disadvantage not helping him get into the higher math or do better on Hunter tests [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:49 PM Flag
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fwiw, the Hunter math is more like brain teasers. My dd's grade didn't have advanced math, and she got A-s mostly, yet she aced it because she likes puzzles. Just chill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:22 PM Flag
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Thanks. Felt like i needed a reality check , hearing about all this tutoring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:49 PM Flag
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Tutor if your kid is having trouble. That is the only time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:46 AM Flag
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B's are fine. This A or nothing mentality is over with imho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:56 PM Flag
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There is a price in the short term - but in the long run you're doing him a favor. You don't want him to be one of those kids that gets to an elite college and can't function without someone holding his hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.19, 01:47 AM Flag
[ - ] What are the "in" boots for this fall/winter? I can usually only spring for one really good (($$) pair. What should they be? i don't have time to go shopping. Will probably need to order online. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 09:30 PM Flag
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What do you like "on" your own feet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:12 PM Flag
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This. What kinds of boots do you like? Tall, ankle, warm, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 11:47 PM Flag
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