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[ - ] anyone have recs on a great video baby monitor? tia! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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Summer is the brand always recommended [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:02 PM Flag
[ - ] dow down more than 670 points at closing bell... thanks, hillary! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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I think it had more to do with all that bad numbers today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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No f-ing way... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does Weekday school at 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:57 PM Flag
[ - ] We have a wonderful nanny who loves to play with kids and gives them lots of love. Always thankful to have her around. We pay her well above the market and give her extra allowance to cover her cell phone use and commuting expenses. We also take her out to family dinners and to movies and shows. Everyday, she uses the phone for about 10~15 minutes to call out-of-state without telling us. She obviously knows that we will be seeing the phone bill. We do have areas in the home where she does not get cell coverage, and her phone calls never last more than 2 minutes at a time. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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Sorry. Continued from the original post.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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should we tell her not to use the phone anymore? the bill runs upto about $40 a month and is not a big strain on us, considering all she does for us. what is the best way to handle this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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tell her to use her cell. or cut off longdistance on your home phone. you don't need it anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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she may assume that you have unlimited calling. Long distance calls on my home phone are free with the package I have [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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i bet she does assume it is unlimited calling on your phone. b/c she sounds great and she probably didn't mean to cause a problem, I'd personally first call the phone co and see how much it would be to change to unlimited. might be worth it for this and other reasons. if not, then you could explain to her that she probably assumed you had unlimited but you don't and ask her not to do it anymore.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:55 PM Flag
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the above replies have all been really helpful!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.08.08, 07:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Name question: Kathleen or Cathleen? Kathleen is a family name on my side, (Grandmother, mother, both deceased) but if we spell with a 'C', we can also honor a family member on my husband's side. (Husband is Jewish, hence using the letter is following his tradition, using full name is honoring mine) Thoughts? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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i like it better with a c anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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Our DD's middle name is Kathleen, also family name. But, given the way you go through it above, I think it would be nice to use the C spelling and honor both sides of the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:22 PM Flag
[ - ] what do I get as a Christmas gift for an a----hole MIL who has EVERYTHIN? last year i got her something and she said can you return it, i cried 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 12.01.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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a picture of DC, a handprint xmas ordiment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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do you have a cold? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 04:41 PM Flag
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Harry and Davids or Dean and Deluca. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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oooh yeah, i got a dean and delucs last year and loved it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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what did you get? thinking of doing this for my in-laws ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 02:31 PM Flag
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you and dc "craft" something together for her, something special, like a macaroni necklace or microwavable rice in a tube sock or whatever "art" you have on the fridge by DC but framed for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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Paperwhite bulbs in a nice planter: you watch them grow and then enjoy their fragrance. They are lovely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:39 PM Flag
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framed picture of the DC or a calendar with DC pictures on it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] what do I get as a Christmas gift for an a----hole MIL who has EVERYTHIN? last year i got her something and she said can you return it, i cried 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 12.01.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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gift card, alcohol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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I find great unique gifts at the MOMA Design store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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in that case, don't cry, give her a homemade crafted gift this year...i prefer to give special macaroni necklaces to people like her... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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or painted pottery done by the dc's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:27 PM Flag
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make a donation in her name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:20 PM Flag
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Yea, she can't return that!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:59 PM Flag
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This is a great idea b/c she'll only look bad if she complains. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 02:18 PM Flag
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ita. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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imo, a fantastic idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 03:22 PM Flag
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Put DH in charge. He buys his mom a gift. You take care of your folks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:31 PM Flag
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I like the idea of a donation in her name or a homemade gift from your DC if he or she is old enough. Otherwise tell her kiss your ass (under your breath) and let your DH handle the gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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dc should make something or take a photo and frame it for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 02:25 PM Flag
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what would she do if you just got her a card? That's what I would be tempted to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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I'd look for a special book or dvd that the person might not know about--or maybe a dvd of a favorite movie when she was a teen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 03:21 PM Flag
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spa - massage etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 03:25 PM Flag
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have DH pick up something and include receipt in package in an envelop in case she wants to return it. And don't drive yourself crazy about your MIL wanting to return a gift! She is not criticizing your gift!!! I exchanged lots of what I get because I would rather get something I really like. I think it would have been more insulting if she had donated/regifted your present ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 04:38 PM Flag
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If she's not criticizing her gift, wtf is she criticizing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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sorry english not first language. I mean that she did not say anything bad about the gift... she wanted to exchange it. I don't think there is anything bad about exchanging gifts (unless she said something along the lines of "you have no taste whatsoever") [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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wow that's cold. put coal in her stocking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:04 PM Flag
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A calendar of her grandchild/children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 06:53 PM Flag
[ - ] where should dh take me for my 40th birthday? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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eat or drink? NYC? Give us a little... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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I took my dh to Mohegan sun for his 40th it was great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Need recommendation for place - either online or a store - to buy everyday dishes. Have been dissatisfied with stuff we have bought at Fortunoff's in the past (including current dishes) so woul dlike to avoid). 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:41 PM Flag
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I've had Dansk dishes for 20 years. They're still beautiful. Simple, good, everyday dishes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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How many times in your life do you plan to buy dishes?? This seems a bit extravagant. However, I would suggest CB2, Crate & Barrell, Pottery Barn...IKEA (gasp!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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np: i thought the same thing.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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Unsure if I am understanding why extravagant? The ones I have now are all chipped and cracked so need replacing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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I understood that you just wanted new dishes b/c you didn't like the current ones. I was raised in a home where we used the same everyday until I was about 18 and then mom threw those out and demoted her fine china to everyday and bought new fine. In other words, it seemed unsual to replace everyday. BUT, if yours are damaged, then by all means, go for something good. We have Spode for everyday (can get at Macys) and Wedgewood for fine (it's never left the boxes and lives at my moms...uggh NYC). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:13 PM Flag
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After I re-read what I wrote I realized what you were saying. See, in my house growing up the number of dishes was ridiculous - one of my mother's favorite things to buy. Initially started with 2 sets since we were kosher. Eventually went to multiple sets and no longer kosher just obsessed with buying new dishes. That being said, I am more practical than she is and dh would never indulge me if I was just replacing since bored with the existing set. Was thinking of trying Macy's - thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:30 PM Flag
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Gotcha! My mom is the exact opposite - frugal to a fault!!! I think there is a great selection at Macy's. You can also find what you like and then look for discounted pieces on e-bay or replacements unlimited...learned this from my frugal mom who is always increasing my china collection!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:34 PM Flag
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Apilco from williams sonoma are very nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Yankee Swap ideas needed. Gift must be unisex and about $25. I would prefer not to give a gift card. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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Whut's a Yankee swap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:41 PM Flag
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Is a nice bottle of wine out of the question? Otherwise, go to Crate and Barrel and get a couple of kitchen gadgets... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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What about one of those Toss and Chop salad choppers - I saw it on the O-List. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:21 PM Flag
[ - ] DD will be 2.5 in Sept. I was only able to get 1 preschool application for her. What do I do if she doesn't get in? Thinking about trying CADS, or should I just wait one more year? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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Funworks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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we're in that position for ds #2. he'll miss the sibling's school by a month. we're putting him in funworks and trying for next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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First Friends on the UWS always has openings once the ongoings admit and people drop out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 02:00 PM Flag
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no, we actually are happy with #1's school. it's just that #2 missed the age cutoff. he'll go there next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 02:30 PM Flag
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Try for CADS. It's such a lovely place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:49 PM Flag
[ - ] has anyone every sent back uggs on the basis of their warranty? my daughter's uggs are only 2 1/2 months old and already the fleece inside on the sole of one foot is gone and the front seams of both shoes are coming loose; 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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You should definitely send them back! What a racket - the UGGS that everyone's lost their minds over are not even made in Australia - they're made in China! Totally bogus company pulling the wool over people's eyes to sell yet another overpriced status symbol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:20 PM Flag
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dog fur from China? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 03:08 PM Flag
[ - ] My niece is turning 18 in a few weeks. She lives about an hour out of the city but because of my sister's fear-based personality and general lack of energy, she's only been to Manhattan a handful of times. She's asking for a "trip to the city" for her birthday. What do you suggest? Has to be low budget and something I can tolerate. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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i would skip it all together. you don't sound into it at all. let her come in with her girlfriends when she gets to college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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fabulous! I'm off the hook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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how long have you lived in the city? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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Invite her and a friend in and do a fun day like they would see in Sex and the City. Go to brunch somewhere fun like Balthazar then go shopping in Soho or on 5th, get a mani & pedi or similar and then go to the movies or a show. It doesn't have to cost alot, walking around and looking at everything in the city can entertain some people more than anything you'd have to pay for! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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I was going to suggest the same. Even something as simple as manicure and dessert would be fun and pretty low-budget! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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Take her to 8th Street to look at funky shoes, St Mark's for music/used CD's, then hit Chinatown for soup dumplings (Shanghai Cafe -- 100 Mott Street) and then Ferraro's for dessert. Or ask her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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Go to Bleeker Street shopping - she can get cupcakes at Magnolia and go to the Marc by Marc Jacobs store where things are fun and super cheap. There is a great chinese restaurant nearby, too, but I forgot the name. You go from 8th street shoe shopping then walk West on 11th street until u hit Bleeker. Don't miss a chance to spend time with your neice - Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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Ray's Famous Pizza is also close by - i think 7th and 11th. Also, there is a Goth fashion exhibit at FIT that my daughter loved, not sure if it's still there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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Ray's is on 6th and 11th. Don't think it's really worth a trip, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:28 PM Flag
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no offense, but you guys have suggestions that are a bit outdated: FYI 8th Street shoe stores have almost all gone out of business. The Chinese restaurant--Mama Buddha--has closed... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:27 PM Flag
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The one I'm thinking of isn't on Bleeker, but it's very close to Magnolia and it's still open. There are a lot cheap, trendy shoe stores on 14th street, plus 5th ave. near 15th street has a lot of good stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:34 PM Flag
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it's was on Hudson, but it's gone... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 01:39 PM Flag
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My 18 year old visiting niece loved broadway below 14th for shopping or canal street. If sh goes to the theater 1/2 hour before she can get 20 -25 tickets for a lot of bdwy shows. Check the theaters about student rush tickets. Chinatown is great for eats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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shop - soho, (uniqlo), h&m, abercrombie, maybe macy's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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it's so sad to me how much of this is consuming - museums, people watching on the LES with the Bowery Museum, see In the Heights, take the Ikea ferry to Red Hook and try the key lime pie... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:19 PM Flag
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get over yourself. i have a ba in art history. i know museums. we're talking about a WHOLE afternoon with a teenager. they want to have FUN in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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Yeah, it's just for one day and it's her birthday. We were trying to think of something she would actually like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.01.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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