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[ - ] Extreme fatigue and sore bones today. Other than a few brief errands Ive been lying in bed feeling the pain in my shins and sides of my feet. I have deduced that I have some type of fibromyalgia but if I wanted tests (last round yielded condescension and a prescription for wellbutrin by my GP) what type of doc should I see? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:01 AM Flag
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This cannot be normal. I am 48. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:01 AM Flag
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It might just be the weather as I feel the same way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:13 AM Flag
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If you insist on making your own diagnosis any doc will do. They love patients who know all the answers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:19 AM Flag
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You are mean and that's not very fair. I do not need a medical degree to do reading (from reputable journals and sources - I AM an academic). Fibromayalgia was suggested b GP but her solution was wellbutrin since there is no cure. RA test negative. I went through menopause at 37 but she will not let me go on HRT bc I waited too long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 01:59 AM Flag
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Odd. I’ve been wondering in the last couple weeks If I’m developing Fribromyalgia Or suffering from some rheumatoid arthritis. Pain broadly across my upper back, wrapping around to my front side rib cage. Also pain in my forearms and lower back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:44 AM Flag
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I’ve been having extreme fatigue, aches/pains, turns out (blood tests) that I have anemia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 01:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Dh stopped initiating sex. I want to start initiating, I don’t know how, what do you do to initiate sex? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:20 PM Flag
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i used to ask if he wanted to have a "nap", but then he'd go have a nap. I would get so mad, and he'd say, "what? you wanted me to have a nap, and I did." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:25 PM Flag
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Climb in bed and start kissing him. Move your hands down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:58 PM Flag
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Start flirting in the afternoon and then keep it up. One (OK, maybe two) drink(s) and then move to the bedroom. Kiss, hands, unzip and voila! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:06 AM Flag
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Just straight up ask if he wants to have sex tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:09 AM Flag
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Just start sleeping in the nude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:49 AM Flag
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Initiating sex with a heterosexual man is possibly the easiest thing on earth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:04 AM Flag
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Seriously, unless they are gay or have low T, men rarely refuse sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:05 AM Flag
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You would think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:11 AM Flag
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+1. I don't know. Be home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 03:11 AM Flag
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what did he do? can you do that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:15 AM Flag
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Press boobs into him. Smile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:37 AM Flag
[ - ] What's the meanest thing you have said to your DH / vice versa (for folks in a good relationship)? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:25 PM Flag
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He called me an idiot and said that he "married down" based on my level of education. I shot back with he's as handsome as I'm smart so I guess we're on equal footing. We're married because we're too mean for anyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:30 PM Flag
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wow what a great response esp in the heat of the moment (np) are you happy together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:48 PM Flag
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We're happy. No one else would put up with how mean we are, and both of us get a laugh out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:15 PM Flag
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you sound like you have a great sense of humor :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:17 PM Flag
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one of dh's greatest qualities is how kind and caring he is to me. So, nothing mean from him. Me: I've been upset and said our marriage clearly wouldn't last another 10 years. I didn't say it to hurt him, I was just very upset in the moment (while dealing with hormones from birth of first dc) and meaning, "how can we keep it together?" I try my best to be as nice as him with terrible results, but I'm much better than before I was with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:50 PM Flag
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I said he was just like an ex-boyfriend who was a truly terrible person. The fact that he was so hurt stunned and changed me - sounds silly but I realized the power of words and how the way I used them as a weapon was so dysfunctional. He always fought fair and now I do too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:09 PM Flag
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<3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:16 PM Flag
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When we were drunk and discussing schools for our children, I mentioned one of my friends had a great experience at Collegiate. He asked “How do you know him?” I answered “from college” to which he immediately responded “His parents spent all that money, only to have him to go [my Patriot League Alma Mater]?!” I didn’t want to take it out of context, so I asked him what he meant and he said “it just seems like such a waste to spend all that money on his education for [alma mater] to be the best school he got into” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:27 PM Flag
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meh- some people feel this way. not a big deal. dh was told that unless he got into and IVY he had to go to the state school. My aunt and uncle also told this to my cousins. One went to Cornell, the other the state university. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:48 AM Flag
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My DH is not motivated unless he’s interested in something. I’ve said stuff to him that he says I’m saying to be mean but it’s actually because I’m frustrated by his lack of follow through. I’ve also told him that I can’t stand his mother [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:07 AM Flag
[ - ] What are your favorite store bought salad in the deli section beyond American potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni salad? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:57 PM Flag
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Whole Foods has plenty of good options. My favorite is their detox salad. I make it at home these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:59 PM Flag
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Op-share recipes off ones that you make at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:00 PM Flag
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Fresh direct has a really good orzo salad with vegetbles and feta that is probably really easy to make. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:09 PM Flag
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they also have great potato salad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:06 AM Flag
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I like the Mediterranean tuna salad they sell at FreshDirect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:40 PM Flag
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A lightly mayo based veggie crunch salad. I’ve recreated it myself. So good. Hmmm, think I’ll make some this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:48 PM Flag
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Antipasto salad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:05 AM Flag
[ - ] What is your favorite potato chip flavor? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:14 PM Flag
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BBQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:15 PM Flag
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depending on the context, plain or sour cream and onion. I'll never reject a BBQ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:18 PM Flag
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sea salt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:31 PM Flag
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Overall salt or salt/pepper. On its’ own, salt and vinegar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:34 PM Flag
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salt and vinegar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:39 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:41 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:55 PM Flag
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Plain Ruffles, but with French onion dip (the kind in the dairy section) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:50 PM Flag
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Lipton Beefy Onion Dip even better! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:55 PM Flag
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original Cape Code potato chips [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:57 PM Flag
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*cod [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:57 PM Flag
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salt and pepper kettle chips [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:01 PM Flag
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Pepperoni, salt and vinegar, BBQ mesquite, wasabi, ketchup, buffalo BBQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:12 PM Flag
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Aldi’s plain wavy chip with HELLAVA GOOD ONION DIP! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:14 PM Flag
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plain. everything else is an abomination. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:20 PM Flag
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old bay seasoned [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:20 PM Flag
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Takis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:55 PM Flag
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Jalapeño! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:19 PM Flag
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Plain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:07 AM Flag
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Prawn Cocktail or Ketchup. Preferably Walkers brand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 04:52 AM Flag
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Anything other than sour cream. Nasty stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:38 AM Flag
[ - ] People in crowded apartments wish they lived in a larger one. People in larger apartments wish they had a regular backyard. People with a regular backyard wish they had a pool. People with a pool wish they lived on beachfront property. People who live on beachfront property wish they could go on vacation. People who go on vacation wish they had stayed in their cramped apartment. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:02 PM Flag
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That last line really true though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:03 PM Flag
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I don't wish for anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:04 PM Flag
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Women who aren’t considered attractive wish they had just one guy who likes and cares about them. Women who have a guy who cares about them wish they had more choices. Women who have many more choices wish that the men were millionaires. Women who have several millionaires after them wish they had just one guy who they know truly likes and cares about them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:09 PM Flag
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Many a marriage has been torpedoed because a man decides they need more choices even though there's nothing wrong with the current wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:15 PM Flag
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x1,000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:41 PM Flag
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Poor men want to be rich, rich men want to be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:19 PM Flag
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Not me. I've been loving quarantine life in my middle-class suburban house. I've got everything I need and then some. Happiness is not having what you want, it's wanting what you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:55 PM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:03 PM Flag
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I have a pool and I don't wish for a beachfront property. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:40 PM Flag
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This. Our country house has a pool and a tennis court and I never wish to be on the beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:28 PM Flag
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Confessing to being envious of your tennis court!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:30 PM Flag
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I adore my gorgeous low key house and gorgeous large yard, purchased for $750K, and am so grateful and don't wish for any different place to live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:24 PM Flag
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$750K is not low-key [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:45 PM Flag
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We’ve got a beach front and I wish for less sand!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:08 AM Flag
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I wish to have all these things. Except the cramped apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:40 AM Flag
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Um no, we have a pool, no desire at all for beachfront, I don't like the beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 05:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Vote on when NYC public schools students will return in person, either PT or FT: 1. In September, 2. Fall 2020, with a delayed start (maybe mid-October), 3. January 2021, 4. Fall 2021 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:34 PM Flag
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OP: I think #3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:35 PM Flag
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A delayed start when flu season is kicking up, I doubt. Staggered attendance in September, or perhaps remote learning until the Fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:37 PM Flag
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You mean until January? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:37 PM Flag
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Remote or staggered until vaccine. So either 3 or 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:39 PM Flag
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If it's 4, the city is fucked. I go back and forth between 2 and 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:39 PM Flag
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I have no idea why anyone thinks a delayed start would be good. That is just when flu and cold season is starting up, so anytime some kid has a fever or a cough, everyone will freak out. I predict 1, and then going remote for some part of the winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:46 PM Flag
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Agree. Would they also consider some middle ground, such as some groups go some days of the week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:48 PM Flag
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+1. I am predicting they start in September but with reduced hours or staggered days, and then go remote November-March (bangs head against wall). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:49 PM Flag
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And they should start in August but Caranza would never agree to that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:31 PM Flag
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The union is the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:42 PM Flag
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There is a contract. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:25 AM Flag
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Its the union. They will call the shots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:41 AM Flag
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Probably 2 (with mix of online learning). It will be a disaster IMO. This reduced hours/staggered days just means the same or more kids wont bother to show up. We have 18% kids going to summer school - most did not engage in march. Likely wont engage in Summer. And I doubt with some ridiculous schedule and more online learning will engage in Fall. I think even more will drop off actually. If school's are not going to open fully until well in 2021, that will be a year for a huge # of kids that is just written off - devastating consequences for many. The gap will grow further. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:41 AM Flag
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I'm going to add a new option: In person for K-2 in Fall, remote for all other grades, until Jan 2021. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:48 PM Flag
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K-2 are the grades they are most concerned about. The little ones don't understand social distancing or can wear a mask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:32 PM Flag
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right, but for a 600 student school, eliminating 300 students would give them room to spread out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:51 PM Flag
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September. Look at Italy and Spain. A lot places have opened up, but the number of new infections is low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:59 PM Flag
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18 months till a vaccine can be safely distributed so I'd say Fall 2021 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:04 PM Flag
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Seriously, no one here is considering a potential drop in infections? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:05 PM Flag
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what variable has changed that makes you think that infections will drop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:20 PM Flag
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Look at Europe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:41 PM Flag
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What variable in American behavior has changed? Have you seen the gatherings this weekend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:47 PM Flag
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np: The outcome of that remains to be seen. I'm saying this as someone who has had no in-person social contact with anyone outside my household since March, including this weekend. Last month people here were predicting another spike after Easter and Passover and it didn't happen. I'm distancing for now but I'm willing to wait and see what actually happens vs. relying on models, predictions, etc. that are often just flat out wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:46 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:10 PM Flag
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Not feasible in NYC where most are not UMC/MC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:42 AM Flag
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4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:27 PM Flag
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Fall 2020- PT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:56 PM Flag
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Choice 2- classes will begin September but staggered in person sessions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:57 PM Flag
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Sep but possibly online after Thanksgiving maybe until end of Jan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:14 AM Flag
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I agree with this but would imagine it would be online from Nov - Mar to tie to flu season more closely. I think they will start in September in some capacity and keep going until they can't. However, everyone keeps saying cases are going to rise when things open and by and large they aren't in Europe or in places like Atlanta and FL - at least not the sharp increases predicted. So, maybe things won't be as bad as they think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:59 AM Flag
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Another round of online will be a disaster.More kids will disengage, especially in HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:43 AM Flag
[ - ] 56 and still wishing I could think of something outside of work to generate money. I am prepared to work forever and will need to, but the choice clearly may not be mine. Then I have no idea what I would do. Of course if had an ounce of entrepeneurship in my body I woudl have done it 30 years ago as I have been trying to think of something that long. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:22 PM Flag
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Feel I'm too old to tutor - people and students want young hip tutors who the kids can relate to - and little writing ability to blog or anything like that. So I know I'm stuck, just praying work holds out - but who is still working an office job at 75? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:24 PM Flag
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what do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:30 PM Flag
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professional development for a company [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:47 PM Flag
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Help start ups? Read dorie clark reinvent you and come up with your side hustle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:29 PM Flag
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Thanks!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:34 PM Flag
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I think about this alot. One thing I've thought about when my time comes is becoming a hands-on "consultant" in my specific field who specializes in medical leave, interim or maternity fill-ins. People care less about age or "culture fit" when they're hiring a temp - they just want a seasoned pro who can hit the ground running, work a few projects and then be gone with no HR hassle. And now with virtual/remote offices poised to become the norm, this will be more flexible than ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:36 PM Flag
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college essay guru [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:38 PM Flag
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you need a track record plus I don't want to write things for them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:46 PM Flag
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Babysitter. Cleaner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:51 PM Flag
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Because I'm sure this totally pays as much as OP is making now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:01 PM Flag
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Is OP looking for something that pays the same or is she looking for something outside of work to generate money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:03 PM Flag
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outside of work for now. I would be willing to clean if I had to (I clean my own house - it's really satisfying) and certainly babysit but right now this is not going to generate significant extra income. If I had more money I'd buy a commercial property to rent. Tutoring would be excellent (I'm great at teaching) but have no background, just a good academic cv from 40 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:19 PM Flag
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The Lice Ladies make a lot of money, most of it cash under the table. Our family once dropped $400 at one of those places, and there was a line out the door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:50 PM Flag
[ - ] FWIW: in New England (not Boston), small private school reopened last week. Public schools closed for the rest of the year. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:19 PM Flag
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Why? Doesn't your private school end on June 4th like the rest of us? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:23 PM Flag
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OP: we don't go there, we're at our second home. Not sure what their calendar is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:27 PM Flag
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Then not really anything to be sharing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:37 PM Flag
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There have been a dozen conversations about enrolling near a second home because NYC schools might not open. I didn't know it would be an option- but now it is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:45 PM Flag
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I feel bad for all of these bedroom communities who are going to have small spikes and dips in enrollment over the next year. And I don't know what's weirder for a kid - going to some random school for a semester, or staying remote. Maybe for little kids it's a good option since they need that hands-on aspect, but for older elementary on up, I would just stay with remote learning. If you want to do so from your country house, you can still stay enrolled in an NYC school until they go back to in person. No school is going to kick you out right now for not being in the city - they WANT your kid to stay enrolled because they get money for each kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:07 PM Flag
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I’m in NE public and our last day is June 17 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:21 PM Flag
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a bunch of privates in florida have been open this whole time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Neighbors having a party, at least 20 people... 53 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:05 PM Flag
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And? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:12 PM Flag
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And the spread continues! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:20 PM Flag
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We're post peak. Stay inside if you must. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:24 PM Flag
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Hey! Let's peak again! Party time! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:30 PM Flag
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We went into lockdown to flatten the curve, not to eliminate the virus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:48 PM Flag
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Cool narrative to cover our failures. Other countries went into lockdown to wipe out the virus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:53 PM Flag
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Which county has wiped out the virus? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:59 PM Flag
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Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea and one could argue China have been pretty good at bringing it to a screeching halt. Certainly much better than here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:19 PM Flag
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So... islands [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 03:42 AM Flag
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those countries are very different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:29 PM Flag
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Yes . . . so now, let's unflatten it. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:56 PM Flag
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You have a bizarre use of the ellipsis. And you prove that only morons want to be locked down forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:01 PM Flag
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Only morons start a sentence with "And" and use hyperbole like "forever." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:14 PM Flag
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Yeah, sorry that I don't use ":(" and ". . ." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:34 PM Flag
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Yes . . . a measurement of your superiority. I'll alert the media. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:39 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:46 PM Flag
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You're welcome, person of so little merit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:56 PM Flag
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And yet I merit a response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:37 PM Flag
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Not really, but clearly you crave one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:39 PM Flag
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And yet, you keep responding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:45 PM Flag
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NP this is not at ALL a bizarre use of the ellipsis. There's nothing moronic about what she said at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:03 PM Flag
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Not bizarre but it is a dead giveaway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:11 AM Flag
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??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:59 AM Flag
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. . . is the poster who refers to herself as "Af Am" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:10 AM Flag
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What are you talking about? It's an absolutely correct use of ellipsis, and what she said was fine - she's upset that people are acting in ways that will unflatten the curve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 07:28 PM Flag
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I'm not criticizing her AT ALL. Or even commenting on the conversation. I'm saying that when she puts a space in between each period you can tell who she is. ". . ." as opposed to "..." It's a giveaway, a tell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 07:53 PM Flag
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The second peak won't be near as bad. It never is. We have to figure out a way to coexist with this virus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:28 PM Flag
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i hope it goes away and you're right, but historically speaking the second peak is sometimes much worse. Our closest example is 1918, which had a much more virulent second peak. i pray you are right about this one, however... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 05:48 AM Flag
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It’s going to keep happening. The pics from yesterday were scary. Just stay away yourself and watch the numbers. This is not under our control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:58 PM Flag
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My poor kids are now excluded because I actually believe in social distancing. Now my son is being excluded on Xbox. Makes me so angry what idiots some are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:25 PM Flag
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Yep. Beyond this, it is mean and exclusionary. Families have different situations (someone with preexisting conditions, helping to care for an elderly parent, whatever) and still need to isolate and this extends to the kids. Now these kids are being punished by their peers or other families. People can really suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:51 PM Flag
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I'm ok the same boat. All the kids in our neighborhood are playing together, going into each other's houses, playing on each other's play structure s, and I'm not letting my kids join in the fun. They are so mad at me and I feel like a mean mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:59 PM Flag
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I am sorry. you are a great mom and a role model to protect your family as well set an example that one life isn't more expendable than another. It also shows that the families around you who aren't social distancing aren't in the medical field and know that dad or mom is getting tired of risking their lives to save those who aren't being safe. Your son has a good mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:34 PM Flag
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Why would kids not play with him on xbox? That seems extreme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:41 PM Flag
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Seriously. Xbox is a perfect social distancing exercise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 05:39 PM Flag
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What state? I saw someone posts something in NJ about "under 25" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:56 PM Flag
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NYC - borough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:28 AM Flag
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Cool - then why can't we have outdoor day camps with 10 kids per unit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:58 PM Flag
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What does that even mean? 10 kids . . . so arbitrary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:16 PM Flag
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And how do the disengaged counsellors keep the hyper kids in their groups [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:31 PM Flag
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I'm talking about NYC structured day camps and sports camps - not the suburban ones with teenage counselors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:55 PM Flag
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In NY they are allowing gatherings with 10 people. Not an arbitrary number. Point is, people are getting together now regardless. Why not allow organizations to do so as well, regardless of industry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:53 PM Flag
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It was chosen initially for religious gatherings because it is the. number synagogues need for a minyon. Then NYS was sued because it was not right to allow religious institutions to gather and not regular folk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:06 PM Flag
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Such BS. I could argue that my kids' (and my) right to play directly relates to their well being, just as one's religious practice does. Glad they sued. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:12 PM Flag
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Sneak over and steal some liquor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:58 PM Flag
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If nothing else, our bar is totally well stocked! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:32 AM Flag
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Cheers!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:37 AM Flag
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Hope they had fun at least [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:06 AM Flag
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I can relate. My sister had a gathering with her adult kids, spouses and grandchildren on Mother's Day and I'm still feeling annoyed by that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:39 AM Flag
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SIL rarely if ever invites us to family events. Those are for her husband's family only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:22 PM Flag
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Who cares! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 01:43 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 06:16 PM Flag
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This would bother me so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 07:29 PM Flag
[ - ] 3yo has night terrors, but won't sleep in our bed since DH snores ("makes noise"). He cries/screams for me at night, I try to go, but I have a (few weeks old) newborn so it's hard sometimes (ie I run out of patience, or I'm tired/sleep, etc). I let him scream/cry for 5-10min last night till he fell asleep again. Any tips/suggestions to help? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:05 PM Flag
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Send dh to him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:06 PM Flag
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op: dh does most of the night feeding, so while he's up he deals with DS, but once he's asleep I can't bring myself to wake him again, he's functioning on minimal sleep as is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:09 PM Flag
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^op: i feel so awful letting him scream/cry, but he doesn't want to sleep in our bed because of DH's "noise", so... :/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:07 PM Flag
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You're not just simply "letting him cry" though in the sense of abandoning him. I know he's still little and it's hard to hear him upset in the other room, but it sounds like you are offering him the option to come to you and not be alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:51 PM Flag
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:'( yeah hormones are getting the better of me and I worry 3yo has had so much disruption in his life lately. thank you for your comment. I feel like technically I could go and sit with him etc, but how many times a night and for how long? I feel awful that it's really just my tiredness and patience wearing thin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:01 PM Flag
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He’s 3, he can get out of bed and find you if he actually needs you. Let him know this and get rid of the monitor - you’ll all sleep better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:00 PM Flag
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he's still in a cot (he's not quite 3 yet). He fights sleep and it's always a huge battle to put him in his cot. Not ready to deal with the post-cot transition atm with a newborn. And he won't find us because he's scared of the dark/shadows, and he doesn't like DH's snoring. We don't have monitor for him, he's just that loud. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Why can't playgrounds and ball fields open, and just be at parents'/park-goers own risk, just like at the large parks? Is this really a Phase 4 thing, or does BdB have more control than the state over this? Not saying I necessarily want my kid to sit on a swing or play on playground equipment - but for some of us, the larger open parks are further away, and having a more local option to run around in (safely and with a mask) would be beneficial. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:40 PM Flag
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Agreed. I was thinking the same when I saw something about CDC now estimating that objects are not a major transmission risk. Please open playgrounds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:46 PM Flag
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I'd just love for my kids to be able to throw a ball around without having to walk a mile to do so. When you work full time, it's hard to get out during the day for long periods during the weekday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:51 PM Flag
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I agree. My kid doesn't like going for walks, he misses the playground. I'm ok with him sitting on a swing or playground equipment. He is very good at wearing a mask and not touching his face. I'd purell his hands before and after. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:18 PM Flag
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If the city/state is allowing groups of 10 to gather, this is probably no bigger risk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:28 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] The virus is like, "Oh, we're getting together again?! Great! See you soon!" 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:21 PM Flag
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lol this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:25 PM Flag
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"just because restrictions are easing, doesn't mean the virus is any less deadly. just means there's now room for you in the E.R." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:08 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 01:00 AM Flag
[ - ] Which is you favorite 1 store you would go back to first?. Not for what you need, but for what you like! 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:58 PM Flag
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Op: home goods. Love cooking/ kitchen stuff but prices at sur la table and Williams Sonoma can be high for my budget [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:00 PM Flag
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My best friend would say this. I have spent many happy hours with her at Home Goods browsing the kitchen supplies. She has outfitted her kitchen with le creuset from there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:10 PM Flag
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Bubble tea. I take dd every week after dance class. But my coffee shop would be absolutely first--flat white and a honey butter scone! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:03 PM Flag
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we are getting bubble tea delivered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:19 PM Flag
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Cool. No bubble tea at our quarantine location. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:25 PM Flag
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sorry, i do tend to assume everyone is in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:31 PM Flag
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I actually placed an order from a bubble tea supplier and when it comes we'll have a party. We're just 90 minutes out of the city but a world away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:06 PM Flag
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"Another Man's Treasure". I live in JC, and I really like that shop, cute vintage place with really great stuff. And there's another shop next to them that's fun to browse. And of course there's a coffee shop on the same block that has great avo toast. And wine is right there too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:14 PM Flag
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JC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:31 PM Flag
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Jersey City. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:38 PM Flag
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+1, that’s a fun block or so to shop on :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 01:46 AM Flag
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No retail store. Just a restaurant to meet a girlfriend for drinks/seafood tower. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:16 PM Flag
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This!! Also - I want to go to a museum and walk around alone (been with DH and DCs nonstop since March... would love to very simply look at/enjoy something without anyone else's opinion, commentary, needs). I feel like the only destinations we have now are either retail (grocery, takeout, etc.) or the local park. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:28 PM Flag
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i would wander the aisles at Kalustyans [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:19 PM Flag
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Are they not open? They are technically essential biz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:28 PM Flag
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they are, but i can't imagine distancing if even one more customer is in there with you, the aisles are so narrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:40 PM Flag
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NP-I thought they were pick up/delivery only [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:04 PM Flag
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Matchalatte [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:17 PM Flag
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nordtrom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:33 PM Flag
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ABC Rugs- miss being inspired by their throw pillows and crystals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:59 PM Flag
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yes! and I need 2 new rugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:09 AM Flag
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A vintage shop with great home accents and furniture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Can you make pancake batter the night before or will it not be any good in the morning? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:28 PM Flag
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Sure just put it in the fridge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:31 PM Flag
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the night before I store it in this and simple lazy pancakes in the morning. They come out fine. Perhaps not the fluffiest or what others say on here, but good for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:06 PM Flag
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You can mix all the dry ingredients together the night before but then add the egg and liquid in the morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:31 PM Flag
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+1. I am not a morning person, so I get everything ready from the night before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:53 PM Flag
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It won't be fluffy because the leavening will all have finished reacting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:49 PM Flag
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ty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:50 PM Flag
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Batter could also be thicker and more difficult to handle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:50 PM Flag
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As an aside, crepes are flat in part because the batter is thinner and it part because there is no leavening. So you would basically be making thick crepes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:00 PM Flag
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then just add the baking powder in the morning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:57 PM Flag
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I regularly store pancake batter in the fridge and use it for a couple of days and I have never had a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:24 PM Flag
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I would add liquids in am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:53 PM Flag
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Yes. In fact, I think that it is better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Name a song that makes you cry and name a song that lifts your spirits. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 05:59 PM Flag
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Cry: Tears in Heaven/Eric Clapton. Lift: Freedom/Wham. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:04 PM Flag
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Lift: Love Goes to Building on Fire, Talking Heads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:07 PM Flag
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Mandolin Rain/Invisible touch (I like the beat) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:16 PM Flag
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Cry: You Were Mine (Dixie Chicks) Lift: Ready to Go (Republica) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:23 PM Flag
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Cry: Landslide, Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah, Dear Theodosia (from Hamilton). Lift: Literally everything else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:28 PM Flag
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Cry: Wildest Dreams/Moody Blues. Uplift: Every Day/Dave Matthews [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:30 PM Flag
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Cry: This Woman's Work, Kate Bush Lift: Massive Attack: Unfinished Symphony, Masters At Work or Florence & The Machine's version: You've Got The Love, Aretha: Deeper Love - wow I feel old and realized how much I love house music after I typed this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:43 PM Flag
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Cry: Say Something (Christina Aguilera & ?) and so many U2 songs (Bad, Walk On, In a Little While..) (U2) Lift: Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars), and so many U2 songs (Elevation, Beautiful Day, Where the Streets have no name) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:45 PM Flag
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Cry: Seesaw, BTS; lift: Wake me up before you go go, Wham!, I Want You Back, Jackson Five. I'm in a boyband phase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:49 PM Flag
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CRY Tim McGraw: Live like you were dying, Cristiana Aguillera Hurt Lift:Crazy in Love Beyonce, Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond [ Reply | More ]
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Cry: The Rose; Lifts Spirits: September, by Earth Wind and Fire [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:00 PM Flag
[ - ] So when you are a guest at someone’s house whether for the day or overnight, what do you bring? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 05:58 PM Flag
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A bottle of wine and a bottle of liquor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:00 PM Flag
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Day-bottle of wine. Overnight, a couple bottles of wine and prepared food. I let my friends know what I am bringing and they do the same when they come over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:00 PM Flag
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Day - 1 bottle wine and dessert, or 2 bottles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:02 PM Flag
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I ask if there is anything they would like me to bring and follow directions. If they decline entirely I bring wine (if I know that they drink) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:09 PM Flag
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I though we might avoid this question this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:12 PM Flag
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LOL yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:17 PM Flag
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This year: Purell and Clorox Wipes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:19 PM Flag
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Maybe some toilet paper and paper towels too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:22 PM Flag
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LOL - at the very least, BYO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:24 PM Flag
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Arranged to look like macaroons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:27 PM Flag
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Test results. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:30 PM Flag
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depends on who the host is, but generally either wine or food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:24 PM Flag
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If you're a guest, don't you know them well enough to know what they want? Some inside joke, some wine, some food. Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:01 PM Flag
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Day, wine or booze. Overnight, booze and breakfast. Maybe an activity book or magazine for kids. Oh, and bubbles. Everyone loves bubbles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:01 PM Flag
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please no bubbles, thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:49 PM Flag
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And for you, edibles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 09:06 PM Flag
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much better, thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:32 PM Flag
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Personally, I could do nicely without champagne, but to each her own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 01:39 PM Flag
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For dinner, a bottle of wine and flowers. Overnight, maybe a treat for kids (like a dessert), wine and something for them to keep like a candle or cute cocktail napkins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:48 PM Flag
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Depends on the host. If we do not know well, then I usually bake or prepare something they can either serve or freeze to serve at a later time. Then there are a few families we visit nearly every summer and I usually bring the same as I know what they like. We know a few who do not want wine, so we usually bring a high end or craft batch of their preferred liquor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 10:42 PM Flag
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A mask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:35 PM Flag
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Always wine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 11:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone have a self absorbed parent who never asks how you are doing and really listen? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 05:56 PM Flag
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Op-this is my mom. She asks and only wants to hear that I am good. She brushes off anything else so I stopped telling her how I am really doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 05:58 PM Flag
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Not sure that the opposite is any better. If I so much as sneeze on the phone she tells me she can't sleep because she worried I was sick. If it's raining she's worried I'm out and getting wet and forgot an umbrella. You get the idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 05:59 PM Flag
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Op-ha ha, good example. I suppose each have their issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:01 PM Flag
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Not sure that the opposite is any better. If I so much as sneeze on the phone she tells me she can't sleep because she worried I was sick. If it's raining she's worried I'm out and getting wet and forgot an umbrella. You get the idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 05:59 PM Flag
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NP - That sounds nice to me. Having a mother who doesn't take a "motherly" interest has been one of the sadder things in my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:57 PM Flag
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My mom asks but then somehow turns it back to herself (i.e. a story about something similar that happened to her but it's never really relevant) or else gives unwanted (and usually not particularly useful) advice. So not the exact same thing but similar enough and it makes it really hard to connect with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:05 PM Flag
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Oh yes. My mom never calls unless she needs something. Someone finally told her she has to at least say, "Hi, how are you" before launching in, so now she does that, but the call is only for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:35 PM Flag
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^^We all know just to say, "fine" because she is unequipped for anything else. As others have said, she would just say, "Oh, you think you have it bad, that happened to me once and it was WAY worse than yours." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:36 PM Flag
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Mine's not self-absorbed per se. She's super sweet, always asking about DCs, wanting to send us stuff, etc. But she's (not sure how to put it nicely?) not that... deep. Very much of the "push the bad feelings deep down" generation. She always wants to just take the high road, never wants to make a fuss - just wants to do the nice thing. So anytime I come to her with a problem, she just gives the shittiest advice, usually to brush it off, don't let it get you down. She and my dad live a very simple life, and don't understand what I do for a living, or challenges of being a middle-aged working mom. If I tell her I got a new job, she'll literally ask questions like ""how far is it from your apartment" and "what is the dress code? what will you wear on your first day?" So over the years I just stopped sharing. I'm super thankful and grateful for all they did for me, and happy they are still around and part of our lives. But I've always been envious of people who get good advice from their parents, have deep convos, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:35 PM Flag
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I don't know a single person like that. Old people do not give good advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 06:40 PM Flag
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Wow. You sound horrible. Absolutely horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:04 PM Flag
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How so? It's true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 03:16 AM Flag
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"Old people do not give good advice." Horrible thing to say. Kind of like "Young women are stupid bitches." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 04:17 AM Flag
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I have gotten a lot of great advice from older relatives over the years. They've seen more of life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:09 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:14 PM Flag
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Ha. Like what? Besides the totally obvious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 12:00 AM Flag
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Truly, I think it depends on the old person. Self-absorption and self-awareness don't really have an age range [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:30 PM Flag
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This is my mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:04 PM Flag
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I am constantly amazed by how nasty UB posters are about their parents, especially their mothers. All I can say is, the writing is on the wall ladies for you when your little DCs grow up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:11 PM Flag
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You sound old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:29 PM Flag
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Same age as the rest of you, I'm afraid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:58 PM Flag
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Chances are that you had a mom who was a positive influence in your life and not needy or manipulative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 08:20 PM Flag
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Wonder what your kids will say about you one day? And if they aren't teens yet, well, just wait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 04:13 AM Flag
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I had a mom who was complicated and human. I'm mature enough to understand that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 04:20 AM Flag
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+1. But don't worry, these posters will stop caring about any decision their dcs make once their dcs turn that magic 18 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:29 PM Flag
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yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 07:59 PM Flag
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If you knew the moms, you might not say that. I was talking with mine today and tried to engage with what she was saying. Even though the entire topic was all about her, and I was being totally sympathetic and supportive, it still didn't matter, she had no interest in what I was saying even though it was entirely focused on her, and just talked right over me as if I hadn't said anything. I have taken a very different approach with DC, and if I didn't, and he didn't want to talk with me, then shame on me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.20, 11:17 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 01:42 AM Flag
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No, because I made a vow to be a better mother than the one I had, and I have become that person. [ Reply | More ]
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This. No one is a perfect parent. I'm sorry, you just aren't. When your dc are teens, they'll let you know all the things you've done wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 04:15 AM Flag
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lol. This. You may be so busy patting yourself on the back about what a great job you've been doing with your little kiddies. Your teens will set you straight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.20, 02:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Let’s share some links to recipes that you have recently used. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The entire family loved this [ Reply | More ]
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I love this blog in general [ Reply | More ]
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This will be a repeat in our house, especially for bbqs [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] anyone have crate and barrel furniture? Wondering if these chairs will hold up 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We had chairs from them that stayed strong but beige fabric stained horribly( we use them daily with kids in apt). Then got replacement for less than half price from pier 1 in beige leather where everything wipes offffff! Just as comfortable and totally worth it with kids [ Reply | More ]
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We bought a sofa and 2 chairs for about 13 years (should have gotten rid of them at 10). Held up well. Replaced with C&B and quality isn't great. Cushions were mushy and lost their shape within months. Got replacement cushions without a problem but still would not recommend. [ Reply | More ]
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