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[ - ] Wait, how do you pronounce Eugenia? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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e*** [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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you-jean-eee-ah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:04 PM Flag
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Not 'you-gene-ya' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:40 PM Flag
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Wrong, see below [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:41 PM Flag
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I was really asking. I wasn't trying to be correct, I thought that was how you say it. I'm not that invested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:46 PM Flag
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ok, well leave this question to pronunciation experts like me then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:52 PM Flag
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NP Eugenia is pronounced differently from Eugenie (which I posted link for below) so I think the stress would be different. I would say "you GEN ee ah" and that is how I have heard it said here in the US. I worked with a Eugenia and that was how she said her name. Eugenie is three syllables, Eugenia is four and I think that changes everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:53 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 11:11 PM Flag
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this is correct [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 03:54 AM Flag
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Ay-oo-hay-nee-yah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:40 PM Flag
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ILY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 12:27 AM Flag
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you-ZHEN-ya [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 11:14 PM Flag
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Yo-hen-yah in Spanish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 11:51 PM Flag
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No. In Spanish it would be ow (a cross between air and now--can't think of a word it rhymes with in English)-HEN-ee-ah. In English, it would be you-JEAN-eh-ahh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 12:36 AM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on the names Lydia, Julia or Talia? Also, from a post below, how does Princess Eugenie pronounce her name? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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Uh-gen-ie. Accent on the uh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:58 PM Flag
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Like saying "I have a jen knee." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:59 PM Flag
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No. 'uh' does not sound like 'you' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:15 PM Flag
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It is not u, it is uuh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:18 PM Flag
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I think YOU-jen-ee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:00 PM Flag
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This is how my friend Eugenie pronounces her name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:11 PM Flag
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Omg I legit just posted the same question, lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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I posted the thing about how I was mispronouncing it all these years. https://www.thisisinsider.com/how-to-pronounce-princess-eugenie-name-2018-1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:06 PM Flag
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Her mother, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, set the record straight: it's pronounced "YOO-junnee." When Eugenie was young, Ferguson would explain it by saying, "It's like 'Use Your Knees.'" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:07 PM Flag
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I always thought it was like you zhe NEE. All kinds of wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:08 PM Flag
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That's a cute story, but it's also of an example of giving a child a name that was uncomfortable for her to use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:14 PM Flag
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Love Julia. Lydia seems old lady name. Talia don't even now the origin, but it's OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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In English, the Eu is pronounced "you"....in Italian or French it's pronounced "euh" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 12:43 AM Flag
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Np: I like Talia first then Lydia second. Julia, too common and not a fan myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 02:11 AM Flag
[ - ] Someone please explain to me - the absolute dumbest kid at my law school (at best second tier), moved out of NY, could not pass bar, found job, and is now making 100K in an area where that goes far. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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You do realize income/earning rarely correlate with intellect, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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It is clear to me now, I went there on scholarship, top 5% of class I got a job with a NY firm, make good money, but desperately looking for something inhouse. Meanwhile, she went straight inhouse, doing great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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maybe she's more likable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:06 PM Flag
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She clearly has a high EQ, but I would have thought more than needed to get ahead professionally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:10 PM Flag
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Hmmm are you new to the workforce? :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:27 PM Flag
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^^and not related, but is engaged, has big ring, from guy with family money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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Pretty clear steps there...what don't you get? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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Either he wasn't as dumb as you seem to think, or he had skills that you didn't recognize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:23 PM Flag
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I'm confused. Are we saying 100K is a very good HHI? ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 12:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Our neighbors have combined multiple apartments, most recently the studio next to them. Of course they are going on vacation somewhere warm during the break. Everyone has so much unlimited disposable income, it seems! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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And yes, DH and I work hard but don't have family money or earn big bucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:52 PM Flag
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That’s not everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 01:30 AM Flag
[ - ] I might be flamed for too much sugar by UB food Nazis but when dc come home I make them a green smoothie: a little strawberry kefir, water, a big handful of kale, a frozen banana and a few chunks of frozen mamgo. Flax seed and chia. It tastes sooo amazing and it gives them a sugar rush to get HW started. Theyre sipping the smoothie and having crackers while doing homework. Share a good mom hack. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:44 PM Flag
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unless you are adding a cup of sugar too it, I don't know why you would get flamed for giving your kids a fruit and kale smoothie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:46 PM Flag
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Op: Sugar in kefir, banana and mangos. I don't mind but I'm sure someone will say it's overkill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:47 PM Flag
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You people are crazy. I give my kid a pop tart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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This, mine eats oreos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:54 PM Flag
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+1 Mine eats Oreos AND Poptarts. We don't fuck around with anything other than Mega Stuff, either. DD is 14 and in the 65th percentile for height; 10th for weight. I'm 5'8" and 135. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:00 PM Flag
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they are crazy people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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OP is correct that's a tad bit of sugar but it's GOOD sugar, not bad! I'd substitute the mango for berries (blue berries or strawberries) which are sweet but have far lower sugar content. Either way, honestly it's a good yummy smoothie! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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Op: My kids like berries in a bowl only and must be frozen. Eye roll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:57 PM Flag
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LOL! i wish my kids won't be that picky, but seriously your smoothie sounds yummy.. i want it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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Please don't say "yummy" - makes me want to barf in my mouth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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then go ahead and barf, it's your mouth! i can say whatever i want! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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Anyone who flames over sugar in fruit has a screw loose and needs a nutrition class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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I bribe my kid with halloween candy to poop on the toilet. I don't see who could flame you for giving your kids kale and a banana.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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Op: I used M&Ms for potty training. I'm not a jealth freak by any means and my DC don't eat greens unless I hide them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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I c boneless chicken breasts or thighs in slow cooker/ instant pot, shred it with a hand mixer and use the shredded chicken throughout the next few days for rice bowls, soups or with pasta. I can use the broth it cooks in to make soup, quinoa or brown rice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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^*cook [ Reply | More ]
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Op: Good idea!! Will try that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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Costco it's selling this great rice ramen which world go perfectly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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rice noodle ramen? Can you compare this ramen to japanese restaurant ramen? My child is a picky ramen eater and I saw the costco ramen but was afraid to commit to a costco sized package [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:58 PM Flag
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My kids and I do not typically eat Ramen, but this was really tasty. Sorry I can't offer more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:16 PM Flag
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ok thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:28 PM Flag
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PP: If you like kalua pork, you can do this too...takes a lot longer in the slow cooker, but I think would be amazing with ramen! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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when my kid was scared of monsters in his room at night, I told him our dog ate monsters, that was why he hadn't seen one in the house before. Made the dog sleep in his room. He told his younger brother when he was scared and it also worked. By then the dog was elderly and had cataracts but it didn't matter - his big brother had told him so obviously it was true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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Op: Awww :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:59 PM Flag
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I give my kids sand and concrete in their smoothies and dose them with extra bran so they'll sh*t bricks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:15 PM Flag
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only bricks? you should shoot for precious metals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Do hedge funds (and other places which give bonuses) typically put off hiring at the end of the year? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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Yes, picks up again in Jan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:44 PM Flag
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yes for investment bank [ Reply | More ]
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No one quits now, they want the bonuses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:55 PM Flag
[ - ] DH's brother and his wife and elementary-school aged kids live only 20 mins away from us but we have not seen them since August. They are always too busy. They missed DD's birthday party bc of another social event and never got her a gift, we sent them gifts for their kids. We moved to a new house in Sept and they haven't even seen it. DH is so hurt by it and my DCs miss cousins that they love playing with. They won't make time for our family and don't invite us to anything. Not sure why they shun us like this, no drama happened. Hurts DH even more that my sibs are super close and loving. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:33 PM Flag
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Can you invite the kids over for a cousins' day? Maybe the day after Thanksgiving if you are off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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We started feeling stupid inviting them to stuff bc they never come. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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Have you tried just inviting the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:52 PM Flag
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+1. They might like it. It will be free time for them. It’s lot better then sending gifts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:41 PM Flag
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I remember the best time I had with my cousins when we were little cost next to nothing. My mom set up a table outside, with I think something like Downy or Ivory flakes and we made little statutes out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:55 PM Flag
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You shouldn't. You should keep trying. You can only play your side of the court. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:29 PM Flag
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I'm sorry you are hurt by this, but please stop counting the gifts. Gifts don't matter. Spending time together does. Focus on that. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:45 PM Flag
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maybe gifts don't matter to you but for some people gifting is a love language [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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For some and not all. If you want to understand others you have accept differences [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:13 PM Flag
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This is how my brother-in-law deals with our family but DH doesn't care. It upsets me because as an only child, my parents made sure I spent a lot of time with all of my cousins over summer break. We went to bbqs, birthday parties and even vacations together. Unfortunately, sometimes brothers are just stuck in whatever dynamic they had when they were boys and never bother to develop a different kind of adult relationship with their sibling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:47 PM Flag
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DH's brother's family is like this. The reason is Dh's brother is a workaholic who leaves the family social life to his wife, who isn't that interested in hanging with inlaws. She has her own social circle. It is what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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same here, the wife's family gets the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:07 PM Flag
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Why not suggest DH and his brother go out just the two of them and have a heart to heart and find out why. Just ask. Did they used to be close? I see my sister every 2-3 years and prob talk to her 4-5 times a year on the phone. This doesn't bother me at all, but I do feel bad for my kids my nieces are my kids only cousins. I don't care but it is hard to see the kids upset about missing their cousins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:59 PM Flag
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I’m your sil. There is no real drama between us, But I never liked bil. So when you invite us over I decline at least half the time. I don’t see you as a girlfriend even though you are nice. I dread invites to my niece’s bday parties. I am really fond of my niece but spending 3-4 hours at her kiddie party is not how I want to spend my afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:00 PM Flag
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You are not a priority for the wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:13 PM Flag
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Very similar dynamic with DH's brother and his wife, except they don't live nearby. In our case, it's all about the wives -- we just never hit it off. Once MIL died, her three kids' families drifted apart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 11:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Please convince me that I don’t want a 3rd child. I always thought I wanted 2 kids but have been extremely conflicted for the last few years, wanting a 3rd child desperately. I already have a DS (5) and DD (3) and the first few years were VERY rough on me mentally and physically. But, I love being a mom. If I have more it will make it the business I’m hoping to start pretty much impossible, and we are finally starting to travel again now that things have calmed down. Why do I want to go and mess things up? Can I just forget this and be satisfied or will I feel regret later? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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Do you like chaos? The third is always what seems to put families over the edge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:29 PM Flag
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Embrace the wonderful new phase vs dwelling on the phase you just went through. I am similar except 8yo and 6yo. Every once in a while I'll have a pang but remember all too vividly how hard the early years were. Plus I don't want to pay for another 4 years of college with an additional kid! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:30 PM Flag
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Thank you. I guess I just feel like my own family is very small (no cousins, only one sibling who is much older, no parents around) and I would love to have a bigger family myself, if that makes sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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I dont know about regret for you but I find that two is a great number. it is manageable . 3 would have put me over the edge . but everyone is different. can you swing it financially? emotionally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:30 PM Flag
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OP: thank you. Yes this is what I’m worried about. We had a very difficult first couple of years due to some health challenges, which were compounded by having a baby and toddler. Now, we’ve move past these problems and there would be a larger spacing between the two. We can handle financially but not sure about emotionally. So hard to predict [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:34 PM Flag
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3 or more DCs is a status symbol among certain UMC moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:35 PM Flag
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this is so dumb. People have had large families for centuries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:38 PM Flag
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Yes, that is true, but you're missing the point. Among certain people it's a status symbol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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OP: yes I am aware and many of our city dwelling friends are on #4. We are not interested in going this far [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:38 PM Flag
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I have 4 (3 bio, 1 step). I say do it. We have so much fun as a family. Now they have friends in common and my house is the gathering spot so I can sometimes have up to 10 kids running around here. I love it. Grew up with 1 brother who lives in Australia now. There's something special about big families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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OP: aww this isn’t helping me. ;) but here’s the thing, we live in an apartment in NYC. It will never be that sort of gathering place due to size. Ours is generously sized by NYC standards but will always be “just big enough” even if we upgrade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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How big? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:14 PM Flag
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Np: this sounds like my version of hell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:43 PM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:24 PM Flag
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I am in the same boat but at 38 I worry about having a DB with special needs or something of the sort and that would make life much more complicated, not sure I could handle it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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OP: I’m 38 as well and this is exactly my fear, even though im healthy and most of my peers are having their 3rd and 4th DCs now (or even into their 40s). My own mother was 40 when she had me. But yes this is a huge worry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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I have three and it's pretty hectic all the time, but I look at people with four and I think they're overwhelmed. It's all perspective [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:41 PM Flag
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How are you with stress and can you afford it? I got pregnant with surprise #3 by accident when DD#2 was only 10 months and I was still nursing and on the mini pill. DD#1 was only 4 so I had 3 kids in 4 years. It nearly killed me. It was SO, SO hard. I love our son but it changed everything! We had to move, buy a different car, our family logistics were crazy as we cobbled together childcare. #3 is now in Kindergarten and I feel like we are finally over the hump. It's hard. If you are okay with stress and can handle it and have lots of support go for it, but being outnumbered really throws everything off balance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:29 PM Flag
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OP is it possible that it's not about a 3rd child but about putting off the business you are starting and/or wanting to "do over" the baby/toddler phase that you didn't really enjoy? If that's it, then get going on the business and you'll be a grandparent sooner than you think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:06 PM Flag
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I don’t think so, because I wanted the baby long before I started thinking about the business. In fact, I think the opposite might be true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone have thoughts on West Sidw Montessori? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:15 PM Flag
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i've heard it's good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:47 PM Flag
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Good school. My DC went to morningside Montessori which was like West sides poor cousin, but little and sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Any RE lawyers on? Waiting for one to call me back. Can you close around a lis pendens? tia 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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Very difficult. A party should be asked to bond the lien (removing it from the physical property). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:20 PM Flag
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Ah thank you!! Appreciate it. Now I'll sound half-intelligent when he calls me back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:35 PM Flag
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You mean can you get good title despite a lis pendens? Well, I can't see a title company doing so without very good cause, and they would probably want you to bond it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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Right. This would be a refinance (lis pendens was done after acquisition). I wonder if title co holds an escrow or if owner bonds it (which might work out to the same thing, dollar wise). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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So you're the defendant? What kind of case and is it actually pending? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:43 PM Flag
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No I'm the potential lender offering the defendant a mortgage. How would I see if the case is still pending -- it would show up on title? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:52 PM Flag
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Odd question for a lender to ask. Yes, check the status of the case with the court or e-law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:57 PM Flag
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Really? Because if we can't close around it that means the borrower can't refinance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:08 PM Flag
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Yes, that's why a plaintiff files one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Menopausal moms. When did it start for you? I have friends who are already menopausal (w/o period for a year) in late 40's. I'm 54 and it's starting. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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I heard go by your mom or your sister. I'm 56 and I feel like it's been going on for 3 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:15 PM Flag
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Ah, my mom passed away in her 40's pre all this and I only have a brother:( My OBGYN who is a woman is so not helpful. She always answers, "It can vary!". She said there were medications, but I didn't want to go that route, but am rethinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:18 PM Flag
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Late 40s. All over by 52 (although still experience hot flashes and brain fogginess at 55). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:21 PM Flag
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same but I've never had hot flashes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:22 PM Flag
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Cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:24 PM Flag
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You've been without a period for a year? Are you relieved? I am 52 and hopingit comes soon. I skip periods, but haven't gone that long yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:24 PM Flag
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I started having irregular periods around 48. I was though menopause at 52. It was really easy for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:32 PM Flag
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Lucky! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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47 and periods are crazy and I barely bleed, but they still come regularly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:04 PM Flag
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I had three periods the year I was 50, then back to normal for a year, and now I haven't had one since August (before than January). So ready to be done... 52 now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 11:31 PM Flag
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Dumb question... if you are on the pill how can you tell if menopause is starting? The hormone pills still force a period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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53 and still waiting to miss a period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 03:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you think Maspeth, Queens will gentrify soon? It's right next to Williamsburg but it didn't gentrify when Williamsburg got hot. It is actually pretty close to Long Island City so maybe now with Amazon coming? There are no direct subway lines that go there. It's a 10 minute bus ride to L train only (or J,M but further away). We want to invest but not sure if it will take another decade go see a return. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:10 PM Flag
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I guess all the old racists will move out when they can sell for the big bucks? That's the only way. Maspeth is a time warp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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^Also, that is a LONG subway trip. And NO ONE wants to do bus-to-train. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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^Is there an express bus, at least? Otherwise, I'd be wary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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Op: Not yet, but like someone replied above that neighborhood is pretty much stuck in time. Maybe as it evolves the MTA will pay attention? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:17 PM Flag
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Op: Old racists? Not super familiar with the population, just drove around sometimes. Care to elaborate? Maspeth seems so industrial, it has a lot of warehouses so I could see it becoming the next Williamsburg/LIC if transportation improves. Also some areas have really nice views of Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:16 PM Flag
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I like Maspeth [ Reply | More ]
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Ah, well, there's a residential part that is VERY old-small-town. Lots of poles and germans and old white people and archie bunker houses and a main street with a veteran's parade every year. And very, very racist. It feels very remote. Look up the debate a year or two ago about the homeless shelter the city wanted to put there, and you'll get the picture. In the industrial areas I'd worry about the lack of transit--it would be younger people moving there and they'd want to be connected to bklyn, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:19 PM Flag
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I'm the poster from above. I was "the youth" thirty years ago and the place was exactly the same. It has always been a two-fare zone on purpose, hence the small minded mentality of the older folk in the community. They will definitely continue to fight gentrification until their zombie apocalypse arrives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:26 PM Flag
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PP--but look at greenpoint, that was very similar. Offer the old folks 5 million for that house, and off to Florida they'll go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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Florida is getting smaller and smaller after every hurricane :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:34 PM Flag
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Greenpoint definitely has easier access to Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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The G train was horrible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:45 PM Flag
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^but still better than no subway at all, agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:45 PM Flag
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reminds me I missed my annual trip to zumstammtisch for Oktoberfest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:13 PM Flag
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LOVE that place! Long wait, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:24 PM Flag
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yes, and for those who don't know - take the kids to Eddie's Sweet Shop - it is one of the last soda fountains around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:52 PM Flag
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yes, people should want homeless shelters that were pitched as hotels in their neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:14 PM Flag
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Wow, I thought it was just me when I lived there thirty years ago. Sad those people are still so crotchety and stale! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:22 PM Flag
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Make it happen! I'm taking on Newark, NJ (which is obviously a much more dangerous place but has so much history and character). Let's report back. K? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:24 PM Flag
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Op: Newark is a great idea! Only 11 minutes to Penn. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:31 PM Flag
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Well, DH would never go along with this but I do check out real estate listings sometimes. There are still some beautiful historic homes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:52 PM Flag
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No. No grocery stores. Bus only. Not going to happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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There are several grocery store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Df Is having her ds bar mitzvah at Pierre. We are in burbs and spent under 10k for a party at home for dd and it was a lot. I feel dumb, and my dd saw invite but didn’t seem upset. How much do we give for two people? Do people have bar mitzvahs that are like weddings? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:09 PM Flag
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Yes, rich people have fancy bar mitzvahs. You give what you can afford. It's not like a wedding -- the money goes to the kid; you're not covering your plate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:18 PM Flag
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It’s not like that at a wedding, either; you are not covering the plate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 01:46 AM Flag
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Don’t judge, they can obviously afford it. Give what you can afford [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:39 PM Flag
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People sure as heck do. Some can afford it and some can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:41 PM Flag
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Yes, some bar mitzvahs are very much like weddings. DH's brother threw a bar mitzvah for his son at Claridge's in London. It was completely OTT with entertainment flown in from other European countries and a video montage of famous people giving their best wishes to the bar mitzvah boy. IMO, the most interesting aspect of that party was learning how DH's brother knows these people! DH said his brother's wedding was a complete disaster in every way (this was years before I ever met DH). They hired a professional photographer, but there was not one photo of the bride and groom together. This was their do-over. Give what you can afford. It's a lot less than UB would lead you to believe. [ Reply | More ]
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I had one in 1990 that cost $25,000. I found the receipt in a locked box. That was a lot. My father looked into camera and said “now, you will have to elope!” I always believed him and as a result, never wanted a real wedding. My mother felt compelled to keep up, no doubt. My cousins talked about it for decades later... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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25k in 1990? did your parents pay new kids on the block to sing or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 02:04 AM Flag
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Some of them are bananas, but you don't have to be. Just give whatever you normally would. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 02:00 AM Flag
[ - ] How long is it going to take me to finally get over this guy and not feel a twinge whenever I hear about him and/or his new girlfriend? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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You need to find someone else as a distraction and keep busy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Other Menopausal Moms out there, I have a question! I started having terrible hot flashes a year and a half ago that lasted for about 9 months, then nothing for the past 4 and then last week they started again! UGH. Is it possible to going through cycles with hot flashes (my main issue) where you don't have any and think it's over and then BAM they are back. How long can this go on for? TIA. Please be kind to this mama, I'm having a rough time. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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Same here (56; gone 1 year now finally without period). Had awful hot flashes then they stopped then recently started again. I have not tried meds but now considering them. Not confident in my male GYN (had to switch from nice lady dr who retired). I feel like men just don't get it. [ Reply | More ]
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What meds are you considering. I have them terribly at night, and sometimes during the day and I get so flushed and panicky sweat is dripping down my forehead! I heard taking b12 helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:10 PM Flag
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Can I get medical marijuana? Kidding (sort of). Not sure -- he told me about the ones that replace whatever hormone I'm losing but I said no. Awful at night; awful at the office where suddenly I'm stripping off layers and fanning myself (really subtle, huh?). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:15 PM Flag
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If you find out about medical marijuana, let me know. I don't want to do hormone replacement therapy either. I need a new OBGYN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:20 PM Flag
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Me too. Are you in Manhattan? And have United Health? If I find someone good I'll let you know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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Yes, Manhattan. Have BCBS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:38 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the smallest Turkey one can buy in NYC ? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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A baby one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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You can hold a Tofurkey in the palm of your hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:55 PM Flag
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I'm getting an 8lb from fresh direct. If you need small, yo can always purchase a turkey breast [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:01 PM Flag
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Buy a turkey breast and have it butterflied. Watch a Martha Stewart video as to how you put stuffing in it then roll up, tie with string and cook. Looks lovely when you slice it. Also, how about Cornish hens. Stuff them as well, use butter and herbs on skin. Serve with wild rice. Light salad with orange slices, almonds, cranberries, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:47 PM Flag
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you can purchase bone in turkey breast for about 5 lbs, but no legs or wings. Ina Gartenr has a great recipie for this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:48 PM Flag
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Best idea yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:03 PM Flag
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https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-roasted-turkey-breast-recipe-1943552 its a great recipie and I have used wet mustard instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 11:09 PM Flag
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if you are lucky you can find a 13lb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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8-10 lbs. at my market. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 11:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone watch/read sharp objects? I have a hypothetical question about the end. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:39 PM Flag
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read it [ Reply | More ]
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SPOILERS: i only watched the show, which ended the second the killer was revealed. So my question is - do you think Amma would have gone to prison? I just can’t imagine a jury convicting her because I’m sure her defense would completely attribute it to her mother’s abuse. Really creepy to think she could walk. And honestly, idk if she would have killed those girls if she hadn’t been poisoned, but I wouldn’t be surprised! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:45 PM Flag
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There was a case I just saw in true tv or something about a daughter who killed her mother for Munchausen by proxy, got 10ywars, but she’s over 18. I would guess she’d get psych [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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I believe the book ends with Amma placed in a juvenile detention facility [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Saw a post that mentioned Belvedere CA and looked it up. Look at this house there. Jesus! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:38 PM Flag
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Holy gorgeous. Until it falls into the bay when the "big one" hits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:41 PM Flag
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Love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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Honestly it's not that impressive for the price. It;s all about location. This place could be had in middle of nowhere for 2 million or less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:45 PM Flag
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This, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:48 PM Flag
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The US has changed, smart people used to want to live in different places, now all the smart people with money try to crowd in to a small number of places and so of course a house like this will cost 47 million. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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I agree that the location, space in that location and views are what make this house interesting. However, that is a really solid, beautiful house. It has been properly restored. I would love to see where you can get a similar home for less than 2m. Definitely not in or very near a major city! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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Well, yes. The location is part of the amazingness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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Living room and dining room look small [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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Natchez used to be the wealthiest city in America by far, built a huge number of houses identical to this one. Now NO ONE wants to live in Natchez and you can buy houses like this dirt cheap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:50 PM Flag
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where's that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:58 PM Flag
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Natchez was the world capital of the cotton industry for a few years. Cotton brokers were rhe hedge fund managers of that era [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:00 PM Flag
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Mississippi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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Nice, but to me it feels like a resort or one of those fancy rehab centers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 09:00 PM Flag
[ - ] There's a woman I do business with, but with whom I usually email, and then today I saw her and I said "Are you Anastasia? I'm Ellen, I don't think we've actually met..." and she says "Yes, I am, and yes, we have. Several times, actually." Am I just a total jackass for not remembering? It's been over a year I'm sure. Then I said "Oh, I had in my hand you were blonde; have you changed your hair?" She said "I think you may be confusing me with Svetlana, she used to work here about a year ago." That kind of saves it, right? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:37 PM Flag
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Nope! She thinks you are rude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:40 PM Flag
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embarassing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:45 PM Flag
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I've done things like that (forgotten a name or face that I should have known.) Nothing you can do but say "Oh, I'm sorry. I am SO bad with faces." And then say something positive about the business you've done with her and let it go. It's a faux pas, but a reasonably small one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:49 PM Flag
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Hey it’s not like you forgot to write a thank you note after a dinner party or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:52 PM Flag
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Here's my story: there's a lower grade teacher at DD's school and a lady who works at the local bookshop...they could be twins. I thought they were the same person and kept asking the bookshop lady how her family was doing, etc. Finally, the teacher came up to me one day and said "I think you're confusing me with someone else!" I was embarrassed but we both got a good laugh. I have bad eyesight, so... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.14.18, 08:58 PM Flag
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You had no chance to save it after her "Several times actually..." response. She's a bitch so no loss. [ Reply | More ]
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