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[ - ] When I was in my teens and twenties, I visited nursing homes and hospitals first as a volunteer, then to see dh's grandmother. I played piano for them. I was such a nice girl. Now I basically despise old people. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:29 PM Flag
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awww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:31 PM Flag
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What happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:31 PM Flag
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I guess I thought my mom would visit my dcs more once her mom finally died at 95, but nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:35 PM Flag
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So basically you used to think they were cute caricatures, and now you realize they're real people and some suck? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:39 PM Flag
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Wtf. You're a weirdo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:49 PM Flag
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Because being one is quickly becoming your reality [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:32 PM Flag
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What changed? Is it because you are getting closer to old age yourself? because I am just the opposite. The older I get the less I dislike them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:33 PM Flag
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I can explain...you're becoming one and you hate it. It's called projected self-rejection. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm only 43, is that old enough for this? Always had a round baby face which was not an asset but kind of is now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:34 PM Flag
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I'm 43 too but some old people are pretty annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:35 PM Flag
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Wow everything is about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:35 PM Flag
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It's not you. It's them. I'm surprised it took you so long. The best thing you can do is not become one of the bitter ones, in denial about getting old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:39 PM Flag
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It's pretty much her. Her mom has the nerve to want to enjoy her life after caring for her elderly mother instead of dancing attendance on ops kids and she's bitter at all "old people " because of it. She sounds like a delight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:51 PM Flag
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Nah. I used to work with them. Most of them are awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:52 PM Flag
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op: She used to visit grandma twice per year. She visits us maybe about that often. Lives a 1 hour flight away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:32 PM Flag
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I sang the theme to Rocky while my friend played the piano at a nursing home when we were in Girl Scouts. I still think of those poor people, unable to escape us under their own power [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:44 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:48 PM Flag
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hahaha! [ Reply | More ]
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Lmao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:28 PM Flag
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Nice sharing. Here's a lollipop. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is a quintessential Christmas breakfast? Cinnamon rolls? My in laws requested this since I guess they were not happy with what I made last year (quiche and bacon and fresh fruit). 62 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:20 PM Flag
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they sound like jerks. its not hard to add those to the mix, i would do what you did and have the rolls also. i'm sure lots of others loved the quiche! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:22 PM Flag
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Aww. sounds nice to me. do all? Then everyone gets something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:22 PM Flag
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Quiche is just controversial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:23 PM Flag
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what is controversial about it? It's just eggs in a crust. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:24 PM Flag
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I really dislike quiche...too eggy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:25 PM Flag
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LOL ok, so what do you like for xmas breakfast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:27 PM Flag
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Pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, Potato casserole, hash browns, croissants, french toast. Just not eggs. Not flaming anyone, just not my taste (I get gassy, oK? haha). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:03 PM Flag
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*I'd love bagel platter with all the trimmings too. Fish salad (Jewish Xmas, maybe?). [ Reply | More ]
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OR: People either love it or hate it. There's not much middle ground with quiche. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:29 PM Flag
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I find quiche to be pretty bland and unobjectionable. It's an omelet pie. Who can get passionate about that?? It not tripe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:54 PM Flag
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I dislike eggs. I can choke down scrambled eggs to be polite, but quiche is just a bridge too far for some reason. It's somehow even eggier than just plain eggs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:55 PM Flag
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LOL controversial quiche [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:26 PM Flag
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I was a guest this year for Thanksgiving and the host made some kind of french toast casserole for breakfast. It was delicious and she had prepared it the night before and it soaks over night and then you just throw it in the oven in the morning. Something like that could be good for Christmas morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:30 PM Flag
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I made that for thanksgiving weekend brunch. Served with sausage and fruit salad to much acclaim. Warm up syrup in a little pitcher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:54 PM Flag
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nnp recipe? :) [ Reply | More ]
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Np: like what SJP tried to make in "The Family Stone?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:08 PM Flag
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Google a recipe for a french toast casserole type breakfast. I had one once at a friend's house and it was amazing. Everyone loved it and she was able to make it the night before. She just popped it into the oven in the morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:28 PM Flag
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When you're a guest in someone house you eat what you're given and smile in thanks. Your inlaws are tactless boors. Give them dry toast and diner jelly pockets. That should teach them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:28 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:54 PM Flag
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I'm from the Midwest and you absolutely have to have Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas morning. Add in some scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, and biscuits...now that's Christmas morning!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:30 PM Flag
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That's a paved road to heart disease hell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:32 PM Flag
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Calm down, it's one day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:36 PM Flag
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Maybe toss in some mimosas so you can nail your liver, too. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:37 PM Flag
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Y'all must be Jewish, you just don't get this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:39 PM Flag
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Kidding. Champagne at Christmas is a thing at my house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:40 PM Flag
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Sorry I just cannot eat like this. I dropped 45 lbs in less than 6 months and the weight is still coming off because I am eating right and I fixed my digestive process. My son dropped 14 lbs and went back to his normal clothes size (age appropriate) following modified eating plan. There is no way in hell I'll be ingesting the crap that kills your body. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:43 PM Flag
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Sounds like you both are genetically predetermined to be overweight. Sucks for you but some of us can enjoy this type of breakfast once a year and live a normal life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:46 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:55 PM Flag
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its not about being overweight its about ingesting shit that will make your body sick. I didn't lose weight to be skinny, I needed to be healthy. Weight loss was a "side effect" of eating right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:02 PM Flag
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So what's your quintessential Christmas breakfast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:05 PM Flag
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I don't really have one. We eat differently every year. There is only two of us right now so it is much easier not to worry about what we should be eating or doing jut because everyone else does it or expects it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:13 PM Flag
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I wasn't asking about "everyone else," I just wondered what a special breakfast might be for you. But it sounds as though this isn't your thing, so ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:15 PM Flag
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No one is making you, it's ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:50 PM Flag
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You sound insane. How fat was your poor kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:55 PM Flag
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No one was too fat. My kid was wearing size 14H when he was not yet 11. He is now wearing 12 regular which is according to his age. He feels better. And btw, I didn't make him do anything. I never do. He wanted to imitate what I was doing because he saw how well I felt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:15 PM Flag
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fine for a special occasion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:36 PM Flag
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Of course you're in the Midwest... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:47 PM Flag
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Maybe OP doesnt feel like slaving in the kitchen all morning. - Maybe In-Laws should bake their own damn cinnamon buns ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:32 PM Flag
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this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:33 PM Flag
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np: I make the pillsbury ones in the tube. Just like mom used to! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:35 PM Flag
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I always make my DH go out for bagels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:33 PM Flag
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We always have hot chocolate with grilled ham and gruyere, plus fruits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:34 PM Flag
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That sounds delicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:35 PM Flag
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Sounds fantastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:36 PM Flag
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YUM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:47 PM Flag
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OP, your breakfast sounds fantastic. Cinnamon rolls or french toast casserole would also be great. Your in laws might not have been very tactful, but it's okay for them to have a preference and nice of you to consider it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:38 PM Flag
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Traditional for our family: a Scandinavian rye bread (made ahead of time), sausages, clementines, coffee and hot cocoa. Simple but tasty and doesn't require a lot of work. We like a lazy Christmas morning! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:39 PM Flag
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Panettone french toast, bacon, eggs, fruit, juice, coffee, milk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:44 PM Flag
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who cares what is quintessential. They want cinnamon rolls. Give them cinnamon rolls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:49 PM Flag
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not op, anyone know of a very easy, foolproof cinnamon roll recipe? not a baker but I'm sure Dcs would enjoy cinnamon rolls christmas morning too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:51 PM Flag
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Pillsbury from the can in the dairy section. Not kidding, they are good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:01 PM Flag
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+1 (I also posted above) - they are easy, good and idiot proof. [ Reply | More ]
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pp: really? I'm not against baking help (I do cake and brownie mixes) but other Pillsbury stuff, like cookie dough and rolls, always seems to have an odd processed taste to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:08 PM Flag
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I really dislike their cookie dough, too. The cinnamon rolls are better - they're obviously not the same as homemade, but if you don't want to mess around with cooking rolls from scratch on Xmas or the night before, they're pretty good. They are also smaller (do not buy the cinnabon version) than the giant rolls you see in bakeries, which I like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:10 PM Flag
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Thanks, I'll give it a whirl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:14 PM Flag
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Hope I haven't oversold them! Just try it randomly some weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:16 PM Flag
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They just asked for a quintessential Christmas breakfast without being specific. When I asked for specific dishes, they said, "Oh, whatever is easiest for you" so that's why I was asking. The cinnamon rolls were my guess after reading online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:53 PM Flag
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WTF? That's very rude. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:10 PM Flag
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Make monkey bread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:50 PM Flag
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Put a spiral ham on a side board, some nice breads, croissants, butter (composed), lox, bagels, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:04 PM Flag
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Sorry to hear that they are so rude, your Christmas breakfast sound lovely. What do they expect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking to buy a 3bd 2 bath apt in NYC - ideally UWS or UES. What price range for decent, not walk up non fancy building? TIA 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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$2.5m in a coop, presuming a true 3-bed, not a den that could become the 3rd bed [ Reply | More ]
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That seems really low. Everything that's nice is like $3-4MM [ Reply | More ]
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cheapest would be 1.7 and upwards ... [ Reply | More ]
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oo nice. that is how much mine is worth now??! [ Reply | More ]
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1.3MM [ Reply | More ]
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op - really I have seen nothing in this price range? [ Reply | More ]
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sorry I guess my brain is stuck a few years ago when I last searched. [ Reply | More ]
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op - follow up question - should we hold off on buying given politics etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:29 PM Flag
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I wouldn't worry about that. [ Reply | More ]
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Why would politics have any effect on real estate prices now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:49 PM Flag
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tax changes, instability [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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we've been looking for exactly this for a while on the UES. In the 60s there are several convertible 3s coops listed around 1.5M (2nd/3rd ave). For the 80s/90s this is closer to 2.2M for some reason. The value is in the 60s. For condos, around 2.5M minimum. [ Reply | More ]
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I would never want to live in the 60s. BRIDGE TRAFFIC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:50 PM Flag
[ - ] My husband and I are both self employed. His business did $7 million this year and he drew $300k, my business is a service business so few expenses and my net was $150k. We own our home (with a mortgage) and two other properties (also with mortgages) and net another $3,500 monthly in rent. We save my entire income and some of his- so about $100k-$130k savings after taxes annually. We have 3 kids in private and I'm very thankful. He did not go to college and I went to a state school. I feel like we're going to do around the same, maybe a bit better every year. I am maxed out in my hours I can work so I'm going to stay around the same. Any tips on what we should be doing to bring our income to the next level? We come from middle class families and are "the rich ones". 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Maybe this year you could just focus on personal happiness rather than taking your income to the next level. What do you have to prove? [ Reply | More ]
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Very good! best answer of the year...on any topic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:34 PM Flag
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Hire a certified financial planner. Seriously. We have so much less and our guy strategized so we have close to a million saved and tons invested. We did skip private school altogether and both our kids went to excellent colleges. Just a choice. We don't own real estate but that would have been good for us too. (HHI 98K) [ Reply | More ]
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Define "did $7 million" [ Reply | More ]
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You are "the rich ones" in any context. I'm curious what your business is that nets $150k, though? [ Reply | More ]
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Why can't you save more? What kind of business does he have? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When is the G&T test for K? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They start january. If you haven't registered for it you are SOL [ Reply | More ]
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op: Really? So it is totally over? Oh well, I was going to do it for fun anyway since I am near ps290 and wouldn't really want the haul anyway. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:24 PM Flag
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How is testing fun? [ Reply | More ]
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op: I guess to get a sense of my dc's development. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How do you clean your hardwood floors? I use the swifter wet mops but thinking I should try the swifter wet jet. 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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both suck. Try bona and the bona mop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:19 PM Flag
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You're creating a huge build up with those Swifter products. Start using a mixture of hot water, Murphy's Oil Soap and Pine Sol with a mop [ Reply | More ]
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op: Thank you. I just pulled up a rug and can see how beautiful the floor was. Is there something I can do to take off the buildup? What are the proportions of that mixture? Does everyone do that? Thank you for advice! [ Reply | More ]
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I live in a big house with all hardwood floors and this is the mixture my cleaning lady taught me. 3 gallons of hot water, 1/2 cup Murphy's and 1 cup of Pine Sol. This will strip off that build up after a couple of times. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Thanks. So the same formula to strip and every other time too? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! Throw the Swifters away! [ Reply | More ]
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op: I will. Thank you. Cleaning lady is here now and I just ran out and bought more wipes and was about to order a ton more on Amazon. There is so much to know that no one tells you. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Have you tried the Bona or the Steam mop? With that mixture do you just use a regular sponge mop? [ Reply | More ]
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Np: I have the Bona spray mop and use Bona cleaners and get a build up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:11 PM Flag
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op: Good to know. And you have polyurethane floors and the water does not strip it? I know nothing of floors. TIA. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Do you think the floors can look shiny like they do under the carpet? They are only 2 years old and polyurethane over oak. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Do you use a microfiber mop or a sponge one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:43 PM Flag
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Murphy's Oil is fabulous. Great smell. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate swiffer b/c to me the pad gets dirty and there's no "rinse" of the pad. So you're spreading dirt/germs everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:23 PM Flag
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How are your floors finished. Polyurethane is different from waxed floors. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Polyurethane. [ Reply | More ]
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I think water is your enemy then. Be careful. [ Reply | More ]
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op: What do you mean? Like water, murphy's oil and pine sol? I believe they are polyurethane high gloss. They are only 2 years old and we spent a fortune on them. Only good thing in my house. Now I am scared! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:14 PM Flag
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nothing works for me except on hands and knees with pine sol in hot water with rags [ Reply | More ]
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op: I know. Can I hire someone to specifically get on their hands and knees? [ Reply | More ]
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Love my Bona [ Reply | More ]
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op: How frequently do you change those pads? [ Reply | More ]
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op: So you use all three pads? Dusting? Cleaning and then you polish? [ Reply | More ]
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a steam mop. works fine on hardwood. we've been doing this for years and I love that we don't have to use any cleansers, with kids around. [ Reply | More ]
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I sue some white vinegar in steam mop water container. It also disinfects. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Do you have polyurethane finish? [ Reply | More ]
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yes. And I need to refinish....Urgh..the floor is 13 years old now. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Mine are only 2 years old and I pulled up my rug and it looks so beautiful. I wish I could get the rest like that. [ Reply | More ]
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does it leave a vinegary smell? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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NP, I use this one. It is great! [ Reply | More ]
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i just bought the Bona and it is so hard to push! what is up with that? [ Reply | More ]
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Just had our floors redone, and the flooring guy said only use Bona [ Reply | More ]
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op: Polyurethane? [ Reply | More ]
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Np: I posted earlier and Bona does build up [ Reply | More ]
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Years ago my cleaning lady told me that vinegar diluted in a lot of water is best to clean wood floors. After reading this post, I was inspired to wash some floors. I got down on my hands and knees and used a well wrung rag. I have to say, the floors that i just washed look great. [ Reply | More ]
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This. I earned about it from the contractor. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone's kid ever bomb the ERB for K and still get a placement you liked? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No. Only Trevor and BWL :( [ Reply | More ]
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defined bombed [ Reply | More ]
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yes, please. i am trying to interpret our results (not for K) and have no way to do so. [ Reply | More ]
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yes, billionaire chid (not mine) did fine [ Reply | More ]
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My dsd got into their choice K without taking tests. Money talks. [ Reply | More ]
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they stopped giving the erb for kindergarten [ Reply | More ]
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or maybe stopped requiring it for the most part [ Reply | More ]
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The ERB is no longer taken for K. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] The Chapel School in Bronxville ? yay, nay, bad, good ? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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DS went there for one year (3s program). Very very religious. Came home all upset because he didn't have any sins. Worried he wasn't going to heaven. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone else totally abandoned network news? I am so completely disgusted with NBC (and MSNBC), ABC and CBS. What happened to Hard News and Journalist Integrity/Ethics? I have completely overhauled the news that I watch and read. No more of this infotainment crap. The next four years are going to be very confusing and difficult. I need a news source that is asking the right questions and reporting the facts. 44 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I will include CNN. And Fox? Well they are the one network that has stayed true to their purpose, fwiw. [ Reply | More ]
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A long time ago (dh is a print journalist). Faux news and others are the worst. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: what websites do you rely on for news? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:14 PM Flag
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I read tons of sites. Politico, Quartz, NYtimes, wsj.com, al jezeera, bbc.com. I cull the info I get and see what seems trustworthy. Just be a good consumer of what goes in your mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:17 PM Flag
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I so miss Al Jazeera news channel. I like With all Due Respect on Bloomberg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:37 PM Flag
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Hey, DH works at NBC - we hope the network news will stick around until he can retire - 12 years away :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:14 PM Flag
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But as a "news spouse" your absolutely right - totally skewed, and less and less integrity ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:16 PM Flag
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That's the problem, it's no longer news. You can barely tell the difference between The Nightly News and Access Hollywood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:15 PM Flag
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Totally [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:22 PM Flag
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Yes, I only read online news from newspapers or other credible, long established sources. So much less stressful as I get to pick what to read, not have it in my face, or have whatever the Kardashians are doing as "news" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:14 PM Flag
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Trumps, Kushners, Kardashians. It's all the same now. I wish we lived in a world where they never existed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:17 PM Flag
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Like what? I am seriously curious. Christian Science Monitor? The Economist? The Atlantic? NYT gives the most slanted stories and wsj just ignores particular topics so they don't get criticized by the readers for being too left. They each twist the same stories so strongly you can hardly tell they are talking about the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:21 PM Flag
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op: Wow. Looks good. Thank you. So you think this is not so slanted? How do you feel about the others above? TIA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:41 PM Flag
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^not op. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:49 PM Flag
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I do NYT mostly, I know it's slanted, I recognize the slant. I just don't want to hear about info-tainment junk or see videos of war zones / other violence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:45 PM Flag
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NYT has gone completely soft. I don't even know what their purpose is anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:47 PM Flag
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I know. They get all the best stories first and then you read and it is so twisted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:50 PM Flag
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WAPO has been kicking ass as of late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:52 PM Flag
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Thanks. Wasn't sure since it looked like they were on the payroll of the DNC with those podesta emails. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:59 PM Flag
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Yep! Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:19 PM Flag
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This is a little off topic, but why do all the women on news programs now dress like they're at a cocktail party? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:22 PM Flag
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Because it's not about the news of the day. it's about what you're wearing to get more viewership. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:23 PM Flag
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It's just so gross and makes it hard to take them seriously! The men are getting more and more casual, and the women (with some exceptions) all look like they should be standing around with a glass of wine in their hands, throwing themselves at any available man in sight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:26 PM Flag
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^^And I'm not trying to criticize them necessarily, I know they probably don't all want to dress like that and it's not a choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:27 PM Flag
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so glad you said this ; i say this to DH every night - we watch FOX, and ABC and CNN. the women are so flashy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:25 PM Flag
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It is so awful that they have to do that and then it screws them because they get the job based on looks and then get old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:00 PM Flag
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I noticed this too. The always have them sitting closest to the camera in a very short skirt with their legs fully exposed. It's on every news channel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:07 PM Flag
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It would be really funny if one of them wasn't wearing undies one night and pulled a Sharon stone flashing her vag into the camera. I wonder what would happen??? It seems like it would be so easy for them to do that based on where they have the female newscasters sitting in those pundit roundtable discussions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:10 PM Flag
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Do the BBC and PBS and price. The rest is terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:27 PM Flag
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Fox is the worse i have ever seen. All they do is bash Obama. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:28 PM Flag
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Love PBS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:29 PM Flag
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and NPR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:29 PM Flag
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Is NPR considered left or right slanted at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:00 PM Flag
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Nevermind the abomination 60 Minutes has turned into. It's all so embarrassing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:28 PM Flag
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I only watch cable news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:36 PM Flag
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I don't have cable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:36 PM Flag
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You don't need cable to watch NBC, ABC or CBS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:38 PM Flag
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By no cable I meant I watch no news. From any source. I am sure that if I needed to know something someone would tell me :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:03 PM Flag
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I get my news from NY Times, The Economist, BBC, NPR, WSJ, Washington Post, and a couple local papers (state and city; on the west coast). Some of those I read/peruse daily, others I check on 2-3 times a week. Very occasionally look at CNN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:44 PM Flag
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BBC and NPR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:52 PM Flag
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People read news that slats their political perspective. There is no objective news anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:05 PM Flag
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There is no news anymore...just punditry, censorship, and propaganda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:12 PM Flag
[ - ] what are the average class sizes in Privates, Chapin , Sacred Heart for example. Really really struggling with decision to go Private or start DD in Public 199. Hearing that 199 classes, even K - are 26 to 28 kids. Dont want DD to get lost in the crowd. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:11 PM Flag
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go private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:17 PM Flag
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can you really afford private? if so do it otherwise dc will be fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:19 PM Flag
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For K? Usually around 17 total in a classroom. In our experience, any "academic" lessons are taught in smaller groups of 5-6 (reading, math, science). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:24 PM Flag
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This is at TT SS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:49 PM Flag
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this was a big concern for us too. TT K DD's class is 20 kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:32 PM Flag
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at our private K-8, the K has 2 classrooms of 17 & 18 each. For some topics, they are broken into 1/2 the class at a time. (i.e. 1/2 does science, 1/2 does art, then they switch) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:48 PM Flag
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CSH classes max at 15 and they have a TA around 80% of the time. Signed , please and proud CSH mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:42 PM Flag
[ - ] At my non-profit, my company pays approximately 80% of our healthcare benefits. For 2017, I will be paying $500 per month ($6,000/year) for whole family coverage (me+spouse+children). So how much is my company paying if my share represents only 20% of the total cost? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:09 PM Flag
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I'm guessing you don't work in accounting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:12 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:31 PM Flag
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Are they paying 80% of all premiums, or just yours? Mine pays 90% of mine, but I pay full premium for kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:31 PM Flag
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$2,000 a month/$24k a year and you aren't very smart, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:35 PM Flag
[ - ] What are your brand-obsessed tweens getting for Christmas? It's all about lulu and Madewell around here (Madison, WI). 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:08 PM Flag
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Same thing here in Connecticut. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:09 PM Flag
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Alix and Ani something? Not sure, I think Grandma's taking care of that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:09 PM Flag
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Ivivva [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:09 PM Flag
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Sam jacket [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:10 PM Flag
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are you giving in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:14 PM Flag
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unfortunately, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:17 PM Flag
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op: That was on the list, but I thought it too trendy for the price. Went with Patagonia - cheaper and better staying power, but won't go over as well. Too bad, kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:20 PM Flag
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zara terez, wildfox [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:13 PM Flag
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Obviously you did not teach your teens their priorities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:37 PM Flag
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op: Oh, pipe down. Every generation has its sartorial desires. For me, it was Guess? overalls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:00 PM Flag
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I loved my guess overalls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think I could get away with wearing CZ stud earrings? I had 2c tw pair and lost one in my 20s and have never gotten over it. Have eventually lost every earring I ever liked and really like the simplicity of a diamond stud. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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Sure why not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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OP: Can anyone really tell the difference? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:01 PM Flag
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Bruce Cleaver [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:02 PM Flag
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Don't allow any loupes near your ears, you'll be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:00 PM Flag
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Can you tell the difference between a diamond and CZ stud on some one else? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:01 PM Flag
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Yes, diamonds sparkle much more, but really no one will care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:03 PM Flag
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OP: no but I don't really look that closely. I guess I can tell if they are wearing a lesser quality diamond because they look a little darker but other than that I can't tell the difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:03 PM Flag
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who cares [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:03 PM Flag
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Absolutely! I only buy CZ studs. I pair them with other really expensive jewelry and I am certain no one has any idea. If there is one piece of jewelry that is easy to fake, it's that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:04 PM Flag
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OP: I just think that at a certain age (I'm 41) big earrings or dangling earrings can look garish and aging and would just rather opt for some simple gold or stone stud. Ditto for dark lipstick [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:10 PM Flag
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I am the hi-low jewelry poster above. I say go for it. I just found some beautiful CZ studs at TJ Maxx for $19.99. They are 3 round Swarovski crystals of different sizes in a sterling silver bezel setting. They look the money. I love them. Keep in mind I wear a $30K watch and a $36K bracelet (I didn't pay anything close to those prices, but if you bought them today, that's what it would cost you). I don't think people suspect a thing, but even if they did, I don't really care. *I* think they're lovely. No one asks whether your jewelry is "real" and if they do, they're NOKD. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:17 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks! I just got a pair with a 14 K gold background on overstock, nothing too big. Yay! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:22 PM Flag
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OR: Enjoy! I am picky about the settings. They have to look solid. I have CZ earrings of various shapes and sizes set in gold. It's important that the setting itself does not look flimsy. Some of my CZ earrings have settings that are actually used for diamond earrings. Those settings are really nice and substantial. The earrings I just bought look really nice because the bezel part is solid when viewed from the side. I don't like when there are holes cut into the sides of bezel settings. When it comes to gold settings, you don't want flimsy. I'm more picky about the settings than the CZs. lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:30 PM Flag
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Of course. No one can tell the difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:14 PM Flag
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I bought an expensive cz pair a few months ago- they lost their sparkle and I regret the purchase. I will be investing on a real pair soon instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] So to get into Hunter High School, all you have to do is pass the test? Do they care about attendance or recommendations? 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:54 PM Flag
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Test only [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:55 PM Flag
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But you have to invited to take it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:56 PM Flag
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You have to qualify to take the test (5th grade state test scores) and then do well on Hunter's test. And pay the $70 fee. That's it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:57 PM Flag
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Sounds pretty simple, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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It's all on the website [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:59 PM Flag
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Yes, I read the information, but people freaking out about going on vacation before the test made me wonder if I was missing something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:00 PM Flag
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So only 170 kids are admitted? I thought it was 200? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:03 PM Flag
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Not 200 -- 170. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:04 PM Flag
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they have some moving up from Hunter K who don't require to take the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:30 PM Flag
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They all have to take it. Even the ones from K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:40 PM Flag
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though it is just a formality for the ES kids right? They don' kick anyone for "failing" it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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^kick anyone out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:59 PM Flag
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And have your school certify your child's scores in case they have not already sent them to Hunter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:00 PM Flag
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TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:01 PM Flag
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What is the fifth grade test score number? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:01 PM Flag
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Change every year. Hunter posts the cut off scores on their website. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:02 PM Flag
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You really need to focus on the writing. I had my DC get tutored in writing by a tutor familiar with Hunter essay--which is looking for specific things--personal essay with a lot of detail, complex sentence structure, lots of imagery. He got in btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:04 PM Flag
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^^He went to a citywide G&T and lots of his classmates passed the multiple choice part but didn't get in because of the essay (or at least that's what they say, and I think it's largely true). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:05 PM Flag
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Yeah, the essay is basically what makes or breaks you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:07 PM Flag
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But remember they went to hear your child's voice. Who they are. And are not necessarily looking at the DOE kind of writing - more creative than that certainly. My DC also went to a citywide and while we did not have a tutor or other prep did talk about ditching the "sandwich" structure, the forced transitions etc. FWIW my DC also did get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:12 PM Flag
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Yes, I'm OR above. It's not like the typical formal expository essay. That's right they want to hear your voice. That's why I say it's a personal essay above. But also has to be well-written with a lot of specific detail. If a kid can't already write like this, I think it takes months to develop this skill, not just a a few weeks of cramming (which is why I had my kid tutored months in advance in writing). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:25 PM Flag
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Shit, I guess we are way behind LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:29 PM Flag
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OR: Not necessarily. Your DC might be a much better writer than mine was in 5th grade. Lots of kids get in just by doing fall prep. Note that a lot of the prep classes start in September before you know if your kid qualified. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:01 PM Flag
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I just checked 346 english and 357 math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:06 PM Flag
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TY. How long was your DC tutored in writing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:06 PM Flag
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OP: Literally, I started him in January of his 5th grade year, once every two weeks, with a break in the summer. But I thought his writing was below average compared to his classmates, and he improved a lot. He also took Kweller prep, in the fall, which emphasizes the essay part (they make the kids do like 3-5 essays per week). Of the 10 kids in his prep class, 4 got in (including him). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:15 PM Flag
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TY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:16 PM Flag
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Did you go away over the winter break right before the test or did you stay home and prep for the test? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:09 PM Flag
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np We went to Disney World over Xmas break and it was fine (younger DD wanted to go there for her birthday, which is on Xmas). Older DD got in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:13 PM Flag
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Stayed in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:13 PM Flag
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OP: We went away. He really didn't do much prep over winter break (he said he didn't feel like it and I didn't want him to burn out), but he had already been taking a prep class in the fall (see above). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:16 PM Flag
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OMG your poor kid. Asian? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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No, he was fine. He really didn't do that much work. Did less than half the assigned homework and continued to play on sports teams. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:01 PM Flag
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Why do you ask if Asian? Lots of white kids prep like mad for Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:01 PM Flag
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How many people take the test and how many are admitted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:11 PM Flag
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About 2500-3000 take the test. 170 admitted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:12 PM Flag
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Approximately 2200-2500 take the test and they make 175-180 offers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:13 PM Flag
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How can they make 175-180 offers when it says on the website that only 170 are chosen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:14 PM Flag
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Guess it depends on the year. They have a total class size of 225. Based on attrition from the ES, they might change the number year over year - 170, 175 aren't that far off. I have heard 175 and 180 but I could be wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:16 PM Flag
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Judging by the numbers above, i wouldn't change my plans. It's not the MCat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:30 PM Flag
[ - ] If you are 40 and work a NYC public sector job, would you trust that you will actually see your pension at retirement age? 20 years after? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:53 PM Flag
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You'll have to read about the funding level of the particular pension for yourself. Different for teachers vs city hall workers vs firefighters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:55 PM Flag
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Yes, but all that can change with just a bit of mismanagement, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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^there are loads of interested parties out there looking to eradicate pension funds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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of course, but you need a starting point. [ Reply | More ]
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You're right, and I get that. I'm asking more about people's faith in the future of such benefits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:22 PM Flag
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It's one investment. Diversify. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, diversify that teacher's salary! Are you serious?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:07 PM Flag
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This. It's not really how things work for that particular demographic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:21 PM Flag
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Teachers can save, pay off a mortgage, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:30 PM Flag
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Some, yes. But the draw of these jobs are the benefits. A city teacher is not going to be able to live in the area and self-finance retirement through savings and investments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:34 PM Flag
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lol, clueless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:09 PM Flag
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Yes, but different tiers offer different benefits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:31 PM Flag
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New York State has explicit constitutional language stating, in effect, that the pension formula in force on the day an employee joins the public retirement system cannot be reduced for the rest of that employee’s public career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:32 PM Flag
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I feel pretty secure but I maxed out my 401k anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:37 PM Flag
[ - ] I am not going to reveal my own political views. But I urge you to collapse all political posts unless you enjoy them. Do not participate in discussions you do not enjoy. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:49 PM Flag
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No shit, sherlock [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:52 PM Flag
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This. The brilliance on here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:54 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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Really shedding light and revelations [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:58 PM Flag
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Some of these people don't enjoy anything, so this bright line test doesn't work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:52 PM Flag
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Yes, good advice. Thats what i have been trying to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:07 PM Flag
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I was never interested in politics until I came here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone go to Hershey park - is it worth it to stay in the Hotel Hershey ($400/night), or should we just go with a Courtyard for $150 that's a 20 min drive from the park? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:46 PM Flag
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The latter. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:39 PM Flag
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There are other hotels within a few minutes of the park. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:48 PM Flag
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Any you would recommend? My kids love to swim, so we need a nice indoor pool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:52 PM Flag
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No, we stayed about 20 min away but I recall a bunch being right there. Go on trip advisor i am sure there is a ton of hershey park info [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:54 PM Flag
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Hotel Hershey sounds so cheesy. Would rather spend 400 at a nice hotel somewhere [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:53 PM Flag
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It looks very Long Island [ Reply | More ]
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You know what? I have had enough of the needless Long Island bashing. I am so tired of it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:55 PM Flag
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You sound defensive. That wasn't even an insult [ Reply | More ]
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Oh really? What does "It Looks Very Long Island" mean then? Yes, I am defensive. Bitchy people on this board bash a perfectly nice, commutable area with great schools and beaches here every single day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:05 PM Flag
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It means that the style resembles that which you'd find on Long Island. If you like it, great! Take a pill, lady [ Reply | More ]
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$400 a night is laughable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:04 PM Flag
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In the summer it is worth it bc they have a water slide [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:12 PM Flag
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Stay at The Hershey Lodge - much cheaper. It's actually very good. Everyone is so nice there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:32 PM Flag
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Ugh. Hershey park is such a run down place. I sort of liked their chocolate factory but it's not even worth going there at all IMO. Hershey's hotel for $400 per night? I would rather save that money for the Disney trip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:36 PM Flag
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The lodge is much much cheaper, and you get free parking and a lot of other perks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else not really feeling the holidays after Trump was elected? Can't get into it this year. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:44 PM Flag
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It's like the orchestra playing on the Titanic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:44 PM Flag
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Perfect description. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:09 PM Flag
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Yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:52 PM Flag
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I don't want to spend money because I feel there will be an inevitable recession or worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:45 PM Flag
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Disagree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:48 PM Flag
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I completely agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:59 PM Flag
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Everything feels trivial. Why buy this stupid skincare stuff and deluxe slippers when our democracy is collapsing before us? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:01 PM Flag
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Go ahead and buy it now. Otherwise in the near future you will end up being forced to by Trump branded skincare products manufactured in Russia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:04 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:05 PM Flag
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and Ivanka Trump slippers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:05 PM Flag
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+1 I stopped spending. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:28 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:52 PM Flag
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Me. Feels joyless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:48 PM Flag
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It has been very festive for me, as I plan to experience an increase in my HHI due to a growth of the taxable base resulting from tax cuts. The future is bright and so are my decorations. Greetings! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:49 PM Flag
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Russian trolls gonna troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:51 PM Flag
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Actually, I'm Latina. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:38 PM Flag
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Yup. I'm having a really hard time moving on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:49 PM Flag
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On the flipside, I guess we could just celebrate our last days of Obama before the darkness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 04:51 PM Flag
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I agree - and we are buying an apt (upgrading) and not sure we should pull the trigger on that! NYC by the way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:15 PM Flag
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I'd be more worried about DeBlasio than Trump [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:38 PM Flag
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I voted for Trump and have felt fantastic since he's won. I find myself saying Merry Christmas to everyone without that dreaded feeling that the PC police are going to punish me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:18 PM Flag
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Paranoid. Sad! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:19 PM Flag
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My life didn't change one way or the other. You people are too thin skinned. Mark my words, nothing will drastically change. Nothing for no one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:40 PM Flag
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Nothing for no one = everything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 05:48 PM Flag
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