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[ - ] Can anyone tell me what Weston CT is like? How does it compare to Westport CT? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:20 PM Flag
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weston = country, westport = beachy... westport more jewish, weston more farmish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:35 PM Flag
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my sis lives in Weston and she used to live in Westport so I can answer some- Weston has more homogeneous housing stock - in that it has the 2 acre zoning so almost every house is of considerable size on considerable land. It's also more rural as there is not a real Weston town vs. Westport having a big town and a larger variety of housing. People prefer Westport due to the commute factor and proximity of the train but, if that's not such a huge issue - Weston is much more bucolic/rural and the school system is amazing- probably better than Westport. You can't go wrong with either town though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Maybe it's just me, but I'm starting to find the UB board kind of depressing. I think it's the unrelenting b*thcing and moaning over just about everything. I picture all these posters sitting at home wringing their hands 24/7 over something or other. There doesn't seem to be much joy - for lack of a better word I assure you - among anybody about anything. Hey, I have plenty of issues I'm dealing with and like to b*itch and moan as much as the next person, but sometimes one has to look around them and say, "Wow, things could be a whole lot worse than they are right now." I mean, I just read about a cancer cluster among 10 year olds in Garden City Long Island! 10 year olds! Now those moms and dads have something to wring their hands about. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.11.09, 02:19 PM Flag
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I'm glad you posted this. I was thinking the same thing. These poor mothers who are so stressed out and judgmental about food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:24 PM Flag
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np: glad you mentioned that post. it was the worst of UB type of post that really characterizes what I dislike most about being a parent in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:32 PM Flag
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lol! so you thought you would come and bitch about others having problems that you deem insignificant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:24 PM Flag
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They are insignificant you idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:25 PM Flag
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doesn't change the fact that you are here griping like everyone else. your post is hateful and angry...sort of pointless, really. Like most of what we read here. I agree. It is sort of depressing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:28 PM Flag
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I did not deem anybody' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:26 PM Flag
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Sorry about that. I did not deem anybody's problems insignificant. That's really not fair. I was commenting on the UNRELENTING nature of the stress that I perceive in the posts. The tone of many of the posts suggests that the person posting in not only in stress over the individual issue, but generally stressed out and unhappy. It's a tone that I'm picking up on, as opposed to the specific subject matter. If you don't agree, that's cool with me. Just as observation. Would welcome rebuttals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:29 PM Flag
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can you give examples? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:30 PM Flag
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Rebuttals? Where is Hyperbole Mom when we need her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:31 PM Flag
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the judgemental posts are the worst. yours is typical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:32 PM Flag
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OP: Are you referring to my original post and describing it as "judgmental?" That's ridiculous - and on that I am being judgmental, in that I judge your comment to be ridiculous, OK? I am making an OBSERVATION on the prevailing tone on this board. And the prevailing tone leads me to believe that this (skewed) sample of people are probably bent out of shape about an inordinate number of things: five year olds' school placement, HHI, best friend's HHI (if higher), size of apartment, size of best friend's apartment (if bigger), deterioration of quality of life in Manhattan, deterioration of quality of neighbors in Brooklyn, and the list goes on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:39 PM Flag
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and what do you worry about? why are you here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:41 PM Flag
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OP: Why am I here, as in on this earth? Or why am I here as in on this board? Two very different questions. Both of which require a bit of thought before I post up an answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:45 PM Flag
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on the board. I will leave the existential wondering to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:49 PM Flag
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people dealing with a stressful issue tend to be stressed out and unhappy. btdt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:35 PM Flag
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np-ITA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:42 PM Flag
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Actually, that is not clinically true. People dealing with a stressful issue tend to be stressed out. They do not tend to be unhappy. Further, I am also talking about what one defines as stressful. The fact that one is stressed out because they make $200K and their kid's classmates parents make $750K doesn't make the issue important. One has free will as to what they will get stressed out over. And I think alot of posters on this board are stressed out over inappropriate things. And that is my judgement, so I guess I am being judgmental. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:43 PM Flag
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depends on the type of stress, the intensity of the stress and the duration of the stress, not to mention the person undergoing a stressful situation. Agree that some of the posts here are ludicrous, but I doubt people are really stressing about silly things. this is all make believe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:49 PM Flag
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what happened to you today? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:51 PM Flag
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sounds like you are having a bad day. when this happens to me, I ask myself how I am contributing to the problem. it makes me less hateful towards others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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It is depressing - I bearly get on anymore. These women are (for the most part) pretty sad! No Joy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:30 PM Flag
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Lots of venting is happening here. Some things need to be read as entertainment instead of taken seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:31 PM Flag
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I think OP is depressed because she has done what she is complaining about, and sees just how vile it all is. she is right. that we find this entertaining or fun is sort of sick. i am outta here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 06:11 PM Flag
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While the board has lots of traffic because it is anonymous, it is the same thing that allows people's ugliest side come out. I don't mind the moaning at all. I do get turned off my the outright mean posting. There is no point to it but to make the readers feel bad and the poster have a little moment of "Ah, look how smart I am, or witty, or stick it to you". It's the evil side of society right here for all to see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:52 PM Flag
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UB is a playspace. it is make believe. you need to take it with a grain of salt, and look for the helpful info when it is here. otherwise, it is a S&M club for mostly mothers of young dcs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:55 PM Flag
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lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:57 PM Flag
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Hey, now you're talkin! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:35 PM Flag
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ITA. There seem to be so many people that just need to get a life and get over themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:46 PM Flag
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and yet, you are still here. i don't get all this ragging on other UBers. You are all guilty of the thing you accuse others of here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Jamie Dimon is a smug asshole and they all (for the most part)deserve to become convicted felons. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:15 PM Flag
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Not disagreeing, but what did he do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:17 PM Flag
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Did you just lose your job at JPMorganChase? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:46 PM Flag
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Did they have layoffs today? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:48 PM Flag
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nah, he's a good guy. you're clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:49 PM Flag
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Why do you say that? He actually did a great job in this mess, and I say that as someone fired from jpm last year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone tell me why I am here today? I got the PS I wanted, and have no reason to be on UB, other than Pavlovian. Please explain... 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 03.11.09, 02:14 PM Flag
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You love me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:17 PM Flag
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You now crave approval and adulation for getting the PS you wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:19 PM Flag
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Actually, we were a hair away from complete shut out. I am grateful to have a seat anywhere. But, I can't figure out why I automatically come here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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OK, approval, adulation, and sympathy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:28 PM Flag
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Boy, your glass is half full. Perhaps you ought to try Scotch...it could only help with your negativity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:30 PM Flag
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Only if it's peaty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:32 PM Flag
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OP: Well, you heard it here first. Tomorrow, I am going cold turkey....No more UB. Ever! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:34 PM Flag
[ - ] The person in front of me at the ATM today left her pen behind. It's white and has a logo for the Speyer Legacy School! Does it really exist? Do you think it was SpeyerMom (she was short and kind of dumpy looking)? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:12 PM Flag
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I CALL SPAM!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:17 PM Flag
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OP: hook, line and sinker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:26 PM Flag
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OR: Making fun of SpeyerHater Mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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btw, it's a true story. i could care less about Speyer, but it stirs up a hornet's nest to mention it on this board. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone use a sonicare? Is it practical to share a handle with DH or should we both have our own? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:11 PM Flag
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don't be such a miser - go buy your own! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:50 PM Flag
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haha you are right.. I realized it wouldn't work anyway because he travels frequently.. duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:02 PM Flag
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I like the other kind not sonic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:08 PM Flag
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You need your own, for the sake of your marriage. They are great - I've had mine for like 6 plus years now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] ok ladies...how many times do I have to take cheating DH back? Threw him out yesterday after catching him for 4th time (varying degrees of severity) though first time after having a baby. 1 db, another on way. Hopeless case or therapy? I am numb... 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:10 PM Flag
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fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me. fool me 4 times and you are just a doormat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:21 PM Flag
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I know, I know, so you vote no therapy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:22 PM Flag
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NO THERAPY....DIVORCE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:02 PM Flag
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how long have you been married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:21 PM Flag
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You need to get rid of him. He will keep cheating because he knows you will keep taking him back. I guarantee he will do it again. He needs to be out of your life, you deserve better!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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You don't have to take him back, but plenty of women make that choice. Nothing wrong with that as long as you're realistic and admit he's a serial cheater. In my case, I took the cheating personally and let it beat me down into an insecure mess. It was very negative for me and I eventually left, but I know people who think it's worth staying. Figure out what works for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:28 PM Flag
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So sorry you have to go through this, and pregnant yet! Please go talk to someone. You sound like you have a lot to deal with and could use the support. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:29 PM Flag
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But wait... according to UB affair moms, he could be in LUUUHHVVVVE (four times). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:30 PM Flag
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^^on a serious note, if at all possible, find a way to send him packing. He's a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:31 PM Flag
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No, you're a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:55 PM Flag
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it's getting old. Get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:59 PM Flag
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I feel so bad for you and your dcs. He is a pathetic loser and I believe you will realize that when you're ready and kick his ass out, FOREVER. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:34 PM Flag
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therapy for you. divorce for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:57 PM Flag
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ITA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:16 AM Flag
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it really depends. what happened after the first time? what do you mean by varying degrees? do you want to stay married? do you like him? love him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:11 PM Flag
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sounds like he wants to get caught. How did you catch him, and what exactly was he doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:26 PM Flag
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he didn't have sex with all of them (but at least one). I truly don't know if we should stay together, though our professional lives are completely intertwined and leaving him means dismantling of my entire life...like and love him, though not either at this moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:44 PM Flag
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np: i'm sorry. it sounds like a really hard situation. i'd recommend that you speak to a therapist, that you communicate with your dh to find out what exactly is going on (is he having problems dealing with the kids, the pregnancy, does he want out, is he bored, is he feeling neglected, is he just a womanizer, etc. not because any of this excuses his behavior, but so that you have a better idea of where you stand and why you are standing there). don't do anything hasty. even without your professional lives, you are pregnant, you have a young child. it's not the time to make rash decisions. good luck and please let us know how you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:54 PM Flag
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so how'd you catch him this time? how'd you catch him the other times? does he just confess to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:59 PM Flag
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did you get pregnant without his consent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:28 PM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:05 PM Flag
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yes, clearly she did and now he's punishing her. Are you retarded? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:11 AM Flag
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how does he get caught so much?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:24 AM Flag
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typical suspicious behavior, ie obsessive phone checking/texting and then I checked his email... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:37 AM Flag
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what kind of things did he write to her? I'm so screwed if my dh ever gets a chance to check my email... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:41 AM Flag
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she was a pro...just logistical details [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:42 AM Flag
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that's an important distinction b/c at least it would indicate it's not an emotional issue...were the others like that?...any real affairs?...is he just not getting what he wants sexually from the marriage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:34 AM Flag
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You're really mining this distraught woman, dealing with a cheating husband, for tips on how you can keep cheating without getting caught? Now that's what I call class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:26 AM Flag
[ - ] I am convinced of the powers of the Omegaaa 3s. I notice a definite lift in my mood the day after eating haddock. I also feel more clear headed. I recently noticed my son had improved behavior, too. Fish is good mood food. I think I might look into a supplement. Anytone know if it'll have the same affect? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:08 PM Flag
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my shrink tells me to take omega 3 1000mg (3x daily) after I deliver so I won't go all postpartum D. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:10 PM Flag
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are you planning to bf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:15 PM Flag
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yes, and she knows that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:24 PM Flag
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I have taken supplements for a long time. Think they work fine. Buy a high pharmaceutical grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Inevitably - the woman is more into it than the man. We really should be playing harder to get. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:04 PM Flag
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Not in my case!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:28 PM Flag
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I just got dumped - and (for the most part) it boiled down to this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:01 PM Flag
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Read "Why Men like B----S" - very good book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:02 PM Flag
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um, feeling like an idiot but what is B----S? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:06 PM Flag
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Bitches. (I just looked it up on Amazon!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:51 PM Flag
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It's just so hard for me to relate to the fact that men fall for games like that. Or respect it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:00 AM Flag
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you didn't learn this in hs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:02 PM Flag
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no shit. Just got dumped too. Should have played harder to get; but the f*cked up thing in my situation was that HE was the one who got all emotional on me. Then he couldn't stand the heat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:06 PM Flag
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Other dumped poster: I was so proud of myself for living my own life in the relationship, for not sitting around and waiting for him to call, for making plans, etc. I'm still obsessing over what went wrong - and it wasn't even the best relationship (and I knew it). This sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:44 PM Flag
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It's one of the hardest things ever. I'm so sorry. Sorry for me, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:53 AM Flag
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are you married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:15 PM Flag
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a dh: the pendulum swings back after jr/sr high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:46 PM Flag
[ - ] My ds is fluent in 3 languages: french, english, chinese. he is 5 now. sorry i have no place to brag..lol 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:59 PM Flag
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my 3 yr old just beat the computer in chess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:01 PM Flag
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Hi Brangelina! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:06 PM Flag
[ - ] DD college fund has gone from $20k to $6k. Will this ever end? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:54 PM Flag
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only if it goes to zero. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:57 PM Flag
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DD should pay for her own college anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Expecting in about 6 weeks, 1st db, not sure if it's boy or girl, but called Mohel to get info incase we have a boy to plan for a bris. His fee was $850 - I had no idea it would be so much, is that the standard for mohel's?? Do you tip them also? TIA!! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 03.11.09, 01:51 PM Flag
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Wow, that's expensive. I had no idea! We decided against a bris and had the circumcision in the hospital. Our insurance covered it b/c it was there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:58 PM Flag
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that is highway robbery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:59 PM Flag
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Did you really just ask about giving mohels a "tip"? I mean, if you're going to play straight man, try to resist throwing slowballs right across the plate... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Which preschools in UES have excellent 5's program? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.11.09, 01:50 PM Flag
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All Souls, 92St. Y, Merricat's. I think there are more. Don't know the difference between them. They are kind of junior K program for summer birthday DCs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:12 PM Flag
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Temple Israel ECLC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 06:48 PM Flag
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They mainly exist for shut outs and summers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 06:51 PM Flag
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At the Hempley School they spend an entire week studying the number "5". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 07:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Legal Moms - Rent from an owner in a condo in NYC. Gas line to "C" line of apt building is leaking and gas is shut off until further notice. Building said it could be weeks. We have no oven or stove now and I have a newborn. Can I legally deduct food expenses from my rent? Our lease states that it's the landlords responsibility to provide a working stove and oven. This is a luxury building in NYC - it affects all "C" line apts. If I go out and buy a portable burner, can I deduct from rent? Help 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:47 PM Flag
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No. It's the landlord's responsibility to find you other housing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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Not so with a gas issue. --Lawyer mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:47 PM Flag
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Then I guess she's SOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:50 PM Flag
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Pretty much, unless she wants to work out a small rent reduction. --Lawyer mom whose gas was out for 2 months in 2004. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:53 PM Flag
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In the Heights? I wonder if we were neighbors... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:05 PM Flag
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Nope--Harlem. It was awful. I consulted with all the lawyers at my firm at the time (since I don't do real estate) and basically learned we were SOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:06 PM Flag
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do you cook for the newborn? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:58 PM Flag
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he's very advanced for his age! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:00 PM Flag
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boil water for bottles.... would have to buy bottled water - another expense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:05 PM Flag
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you do not need to boil water. you can use good ol tap water. if you are warming bottles, the microwave is fine, just shake it and test before giving to baby. And, no, you cannot just deduct rent. You can escrow the rent and fight it out in court if you want, but you cannot just make a deduction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:45 PM Flag
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np: or microwave bowl of water and put bottle in it to warm it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:48 PM Flag
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This must be my building. Is it on the UES? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:09 PM Flag
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You can't withhold rent for this. You can ask the landlord to reduce the rent, but you can't do it unilaterally. Shutting down the gas because of a leak is a safety issue that overrides almost everything else. I know it's annoying, I went without a stove for weeks after mine died and I needed to replace it - a small electric hot plate is only about $15 and does the trick when necessary. And FWIW, in NYC, you don't need to boil water for bottles for a healthy newborn - filtered tap water is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:14 PM Flag
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landlord reduced rent and is paying for hotplate... thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else S/O from the K and pre-K admissions this year? I thought maybe this wouldn't happen to us (good family, $$$, low-key, connected). Happy with my public option; however, what is going on this year with admissions in private? Thought it would be easier, with the economy and all. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 03.11.09, 01:38 PM Flag
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careful. you will soon be pegged as an untouchable at your public. the dreaded SO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:41 PM Flag
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as long as she doesn't keep pushing her child into the center of everything she'll be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:28 AM Flag
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how are you connected? did your dc have good scores and a good report? glad your happy with your public option. also g&t is still out there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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this is a fake post. op is trying to make the point that even though connected, SOs occurred, and so it really was a tough year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:47 PM Flag
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this is not fake -- i wish. have august kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:49 PM Flag
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so you get another shot. count your blessings. it will likely work out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:51 PM Flag
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ding ding ding. young summers have the worst chance of anyone. i'm surprised that you didn't get any "too young" letters, especially at the schools where you had connections. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:49 PM Flag
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almost all "too young" letters! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:52 PM Flag
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that's not shutout, really. i think the school populations are getting older and your child will do great next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:31 AM Flag
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no, next year they will say too old. what they do to august bday kids, especially boys, reveals the admissions process at its most insane, irrational, absurd and unfair. no one warned us that to go to a manhattan private these days, you are really not allowed to have a boy in august. we really should have just kept our legs closed for a couple more weeks. it makes me hate the process and these dingbat DOAs who think prejudice against and entire month of children is okay can shove it up theirs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:10 AM Flag
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Yeah, you said it sister. I am pissed. Cheers! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:35 AM Flag
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in one school, a legacy. in another school, family members. several other schools, we are friends with board members. awesome school report, good scores. did not do g&t testing. waitlisted everywhere. unique? or just weird? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:53 PM Flag
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wow. those are pretty strong connections. did you have an old or young august? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:02 PM Flag
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OP: we have a young August. Drat. Can't change that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:53 PM Flag
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np: i bet you get in somewhere next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:48 PM Flag
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Happened to us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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i wouldn't be surprised at all if this is us next year. late june bday. i don't love our public option but it's not terrible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:58 PM Flag
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we did well this year with a june bday. you could be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:03 PM Flag
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I know of 2 PRESCHOOL shut outs for crying out loud- I credit this to the extreme NYC baby boom- the economy will be the great equalizer that we needed. After going through the tougher than I thought preschool process- my hunch on gunning for public has been validated. I don't think i have the chops for this in 2 years and we can but barely afford private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:30 PM Flag
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I'm with you on this one....I really feel like I cannot possibly go thru this process again in two years. The rollercoaster ride, so beyond our control... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:33 PM Flag
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or: I feel like a doomsayer- but my biggest fear will be the stiff G&T competition- maybe it will be a good thing- like halfway decent gen eds will get even better- schools like 84, 9, and 75 on UWS come to mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 02:42 PM Flag
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I am sorry but being shut-out from preschool is dumb. There are so many preschools in this city that still have man spots open. Sure, they are not "TT" but this is preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:29 AM Flag
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we have a summer birthday DC also and we got an accept but not to a school we liked and waitlisted everywhere else. we are trying again next year. you are not alone. great school report, great feedback, connected at several of the schools. just socially immature DC. have a feeling DC will fare much better next year. why not try again if you really want private? you had to know that with an august child it was a longshot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:16 PM Flag
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Feels like a fake post to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:05 AM Flag
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:22 AM Flag
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OP: Truly it is not. This is my life. OP here ... thanks for your support anyway. I have to go through this process again from public school. August birthday, tall tall kid. Very mature, but just a young August. Have to do this horrid process all over again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:25 AM Flag
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Hang in there. We know quite a number of kids s/o this year - so much for the it being easier because of the economy. However, don't despair, usually persistence does pay off and you will be rewarded in the end [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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There are some schools with rolling admissions under the radar that still have openings I believe. British Intl for one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 02:05 PM Flag
[ - ] What is first day of school for privates? Sept 8th? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:34 PM Flag
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Yes, for ours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:36 PM Flag
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have no idea. haven't heard a peep from our new school after we gave them our check [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:44 PM Flag
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This varies by school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:48 PM Flag
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they'll probably send you a letter in the summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:49 PM Flag
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