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[ - ] Does anyone take Metformin? My doctor just prescribed it for my PCOS. If you take it (for whatever reason), what's your experience with it been like? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 12.18.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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Check out soulcysters.net lots of info [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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Me. For pcos. It helped me lose weight. I got pregnant while on it. It was, however, rough in the beginning. Bad stomach problems- bloating, diaharea, gas. But your body gets accustomed to the metformin and those symptoms fade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:54 AM Flag
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Thank you for responding! I got my tubes tied, so I hope it doesn't get me pregnant, lol! I heard about the stomach pains. I hope I can deal. How long did it last, if you remember? How long before you got better? Are you still on it? Sorry, tons of questions! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:00 AM Flag
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it varies I think. A few weeks for me. I just got a new script for it- I stopped taking it for a while. My doc recommended working up to taking the full dose over a few days (cut pill in half for a while, etc). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:05 AM Flag
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I took it but only for a week. Caused stomach problems for me an moved to pill (wasn't trying to get pregnant at time) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:12 AM Flag
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Fwiw, pregnancy actualy solved a lot of my issues and kind of reset my hormones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:12 AM Flag
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OP: MIne was the opposite! I was fine until I had kids, now I'm all messed up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:17 AM Flag
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np--I think this happened for me too. But another thing that helps regulate hormones is eating lower carb and doing cardio 3x a week. I'm not the fat type of PCOS either, but it still helps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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Just started here for pcos. Bad stomach issues and I can't drink more than 1/4 glass of wine per day but weight coming off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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OP: why w/ the wine? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:27 AM Flag
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You can't drink on it, it's like drinking on the moon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:55 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you be mad if your college age dc didnt get any As this past semester? (B's and 1 C)? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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No, but would certainly want to talk about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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I would not be angry but I would talk to them about it. I got very few As in college. I wound up going to med school but it was a long road. I would have been better off working hard in undergrad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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Depends. I would rather she get Bs in a tougher major than switch majors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:45 AM Flag
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Let her major in what she wants to major in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:46 AM Flag
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I was never thrilled but our job was to get our kids to the colleges they wanted. We did awesome on that account. After that - it's their problem. So no. Not thrilled but they are the ones looking for jobs later. I just paid a spring tuition bill of nearly 30K today for one who is literally going to take a course in January in Legos. The toys. The little building blocks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:52 AM Flag
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My parents didn't even know my grades in college [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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+1. After freshman year, my grades were my business. College students are adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:59 AM Flag
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I shared because I did really well in college. My parents couldn't have cared less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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Depends on the classes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:57 AM Flag
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The college my freshman daughter attends has students who were mostly in the top ten percent of their high schools. At orientation, students were reminded that they all aren't going to be in the top ten percent of the college. Also, the first semester of college is important for social reasons. It's when kids make friends they may have for the rest of their lives. How does your child know grades yet? It's finals week for many schools. (You really shouldn't be concerned with your child's perfectly fine grades, by the way. The only concern a parent should have is if child is really floundering, suicidal or showing signs of mental illness.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:10 AM Flag
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I wouldn't be mad, but I'd be disappointed. For the most part, college is not hard if you study. I was pretty much a straight A student in college. I studied. I would want to know what was going on with the C. That is bad news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:20 AM Flag
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No because they probably had a lot of fun. If dc wants to go to med or law school or phd program different story...otherwise life is long and there is plenty of time to get "As" in life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 03:29 AM Flag
[ - ] S\O. I think its a bit condescending to accept foods and throw or give them away. If you gave sugar to a diabetic should that diabetic accept or else be rude? Don't force everyone to take their gifts. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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Diabetics can have sugar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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Not all diabetics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:50 AM Flag
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My DS has type1, they can have sugar. So can type 2s. It's all about moderation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:58 AM Flag
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Wrong. I have type 2, and I'm not on meds. I control with diet and exercise only. I can't have any sweets. It's not all about moderation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:00 AM Flag
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so give your cookies to a homeless shelter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:08 AM Flag
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best not to, why eat something that your body obviously has issues with - especially a plate or platter full of sugary treats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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huh? condescending to accept a gift? are you loco? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:08 AM Flag
[ - ] S\O. I think its a bit condescending to accept foods and throw or give them away. If you gave sugar to a diabetic should that diabetic accept or else be rude? Don't force everyone to take their gifts. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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HUH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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It's hard to tell from your post whether, as a diabetic, I should accept and throw/give away, or decline the cookies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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Anything you want but they shouldn't get mad at you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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I don't like throwing food but I am not a rude person. So I would not send it back but I'd probably bring it to my office or give it to my cleaning lady. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone on have the flu or recently had the flu? With the media hyping up that NYC will be in a full fledged outbreak by early Jan, I am starting to think I am getting sick..just wondering how widespread it is, now. I had the flu 3 years ago (didn't get the shot that year) and it was a horrible experience. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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My sister has the flu but she is not in nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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If you were coming down with the flu, you would know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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it hits you like a wall of bricks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:01 AM Flag
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this, there was no denying you have the flu when it hits [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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I think I have it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:59 AM Flag
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^ day 4 and feeling better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:59 AM Flag
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Aw, what happened to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Need a logo for my company. Someone here once told me about a good site for having an artist make one. Any ideas? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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Simple, graphic pear with a leaf attached to the stem and a bite out of it - done and done. Seriously, this is a hard process. My brother just went through it. My only advice is don't be afraid to get a new artist if you're not happy with the direction your artist goes in. And do that as many times as you need to to get something good. And keep it simple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:46 AM Flag
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Haha, you are so close to nailing my logo. So should I pay $300 for original artwork? Is this reasonable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:47 AM Flag
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YES. Own the artwork. You never know -- your IPO might come sooner than you think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:18 AM Flag
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And my post was a joke based on the Apple logo, which is considered to be one of the best logos ever. You can still do a pear, but make it distinct. A close pear version of the Apple logo would be a bad choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:21 AM Flag
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I am an artist. Tell me about your company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:52 AM Flag
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Tutoring business. In manhattan. I work with students with disabilities. What else is important to know? Have a website? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:57 AM Flag
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I'm thinking of a cute brain lightbulb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:59 AM Flag
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A brain lit up with a happy face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:01 AM Flag
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Hello go to freelance and have people bid on the job. 50 bucks. Read reviews first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:16 AM Flag
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ok, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:32 AM Flag
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Logo tournament! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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99designs.com is the best. you just pay $299 and you get a ton of logo submissions. you pick your favorite and voila! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 03:48 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone heard from St Stephens or St Josephs for K? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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Current St Stephen family- I remember we didn't hear until after Christmas...not sure if there schedule has changed.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:34 AM Flag
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thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:39 AM Flag
[ - ] I came home at the same time as my wife at 6, then at 6:30 I took my kid to cub scouts. I got home at 8 and my wife was watching TV with the three year old, unbathed, watching the Ipad. 15 minutes after getting home she got called to go back into work and was thrilled. She started clapping and now has been on the phone laughing with whomever from work for the past 15 minutes. I mean , I get that she has to go when they call, but does she have to be so happy about it? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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Maybe she won a mandate or something. Maybe you are lame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:33 AM Flag
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Hopefully you're a lesbian because a man does not complain about his wife on this website. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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You post this or similar scenarios all the time, stop complaining about your wife (the doctor, right?) and talk to her like an adult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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I've tried. It doesnt go well. Which is why I complain here instead of storming out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:46 AM Flag
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np: She's a workaholic and this isn't going to change. Did you ask her to give the 3 y.o. a bath while you were out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:48 AM Flag
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I don't complain about my DH on here (and frankly, there are some things to complain about). Act like a grown-up or go to marriage counseling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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His wife sounds like a neglectful mother. Why can't he complain about her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:02 AM Flag
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He can complain, but we're only hearing one side of the story, which is told frequently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:05 AM Flag
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Neglectful? Why? Because she allowed screen time and works a lot? Disengaged maybe but this is not neglect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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OR: I'll give you the same advice I'd give a mom in your shoes. You sound like you are exhausted from shouldering the childcare. You need to create a life for yourself that is not just about your kids. Carve out a little time for yourself, whether that is gym or drinks with friends or whatever. Arrange a sitter if your wife is not reliable. Your many posts give me the impression you are passive-aggressive about all this. I get it, it's really frustrating, but your kids are probably already noticing all this unhealthy interaction [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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So how can I be less passive aggressive about it? If I bring up something like "hey, why didn't you give the three year old a bath, since bath time is 7:15 pretty much every night" she'll start in with the excuses "I was busy, I had to fold the laundry, I had to make a phone call, I just wanted to sit down for a minute" etc. Trust me, I don't want to feel this way but I'm kind of at a loss as to how to get through to her. I've even said straight out in the past "I feel like you often have other things going on and aren't focused on what's going on at home" and the only answer she gives is "I'm sorry you feel that way" or "go to hell." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:17 AM Flag
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Do you stay home and take care of the kids? Why does she expect you to take care of the children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:01 AM Flag
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Tomorrow say something about how you noticed that your 3 y.o. is cranky b/c he didn't get to bed on time. She's a doctor? Then she should know that a 3 y.o. shouldn't have screen time before bed b/c it is too stimulating. Ask her to help for the sake of the kids. Don't make this about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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If that doesn't work, just hire someone to help with the kids in the evenings. You both get a break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:33 AM Flag
[ - ] The posts on here about people giving shit back is kind of shocking to me. I'm in the 'older set' here on UB and it's depressing how far we've fallen as a society. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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If you have a small kitchen and limited storage, sometimes you just have to give bulky items back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:38 AM Flag
[ - ] north korea .. the way their soldiers march with their legs high in the air creeps me out! such an odd place! they have no internet and yet they are able to infiltrate ours? i just can't believe stupid franco and seth rogan can create all of this upheaval 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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yep. yep and yep. they should be invaded and reconnected to normal south korea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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how did dennis roman get caught up in the whole thing? completely random [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:24 AM Flag
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rodman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:24 AM Flag
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Invaded by whom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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Are we going to find out this is all a publicity stunt? If true, though, can't really blame the actors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:24 AM Flag
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Right? It just seems so crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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Doubt it. Sony lose so much money by pulling out, they'll get sued big time by stockholders. It's embarrassing. And this is just the beginning. I don't know why all of a sudden Hollywood is afraid of North Korea. Now china is learning what to do when they don like certain scripts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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What do you think will happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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Threaten any studios under the table. Get massive 'donations'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:53 AM Flag
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oy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:58 AM Flag
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This is the least disturbing thing about North Korea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:54 AM Flag
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This. They starve their people. Children live on the streets. Executions daily. Bad, bad stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:02 AM Flag
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This is why it's important for groups like the New York Philharmonic to travel to North Korea, and why it's great that North Korea plays international soccer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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Park Slope Muslim-loving mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:22 AM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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It's a sad fucking place trying to grow a dick. If the army had taken intelligence reports seriously and we had repulsed the Chinese near the Yalu, it would not be a problem. North Korea also would have made an excellent location for a third tech-demo of The Bomb when we were the sole holders. Too much to lose now, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Can you guys help me formulate an email backing out of a wedding last minute because an emergency? (DH broke a bone) I feel like if I go into it into too much detail, it looks like I'm lying. Help! 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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Send a pic of DH in cast! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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that's a good idea. but how to word it? having anxiety about something so rudimentary! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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You should really call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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+2. It is serious to skip a wedding last minute, and you should at least call and explain in person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:50 AM Flag
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This is why I feel so bad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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Hey, friend. You won't believe this, but DH broke his bone doing blah blah and we won't be able to make it to your wedding. See attached pic for the sorry state of things. (have dh hold up sign that says something like "mazel tov, sorry to miss the big day!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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thanks. this is exactly what i'll do x [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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you should also give them a call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:10 AM Flag
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You should also make sure your gift covers the cost of your and your DH's plate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:47 AM Flag
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"Best wishes to you, but we can't attend because DH has a broken clavicle." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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It's odd that you are so insecure about it. Is df a psycho bride? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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is she a very close friend? then kind of shitty for you not to go. did she miss your wedding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:11 AM Flag
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It's in Israel.. so I can't call on my phone :( I can't go solo bc he needs help with hobbling around [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:23 AM Flag
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? your phone does not call Israel? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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no.. i can't dial internationally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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find another phone. wtf is wrong with people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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skype? Iphone - facetime, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 03:05 AM Flag
[ - ] So the stock market had it's best day in 2014 today.. after days of a precipitous drop off. What is happening? Can someone enlighten me? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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The market is a scam, that's what's happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:23 AM Flag
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Take an English class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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you mean a finance class? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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cuba [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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The Fed was more dovish than people thought they would be wrt interest rate increases. It was a bit of a surprise. Not sure there will be follow through, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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More buyers than sellers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you think its weird for a 20 yo not to have their drivers license yet? They went to boarding school so never really had enough time to get it at home and are now in a college in a major city where having a car is impractical. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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nope, but I'm a NYer and that's common here [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I didn't get my license until I was 21 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
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+3 still don't have it and I'm in my 30s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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People can't drive in NY. There is no point in getting a license. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:18 AM Flag
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No, but a pain in the neck. I work with one woman who brags CONSTANTLY how she grew up in the city, and she doesn't drive. We went out of town for a client, and she kept up with bragging, about how she could drink as she didn't drive. Guess who didn't get to go to the beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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She sounds like an imbecile. I'm a native New Yorker (Manhattanite), got my license at 17. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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OR, sorry if not clear, she brags how she grew up in Manhattan and how she went to a TT school. Doesnt brag about not driving, but mentions it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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Ah. Well, I went to Stuy and I drive. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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Well duh, the Stuy people are actually smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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Weird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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Understandable, but if my kid, I would still try to get kid to learn. Only gets harder when you get older. Like everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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This. It's not inherently weird but IMO good idea to get it done by the time they're 21-ish even if they won't have opportunity to drive very much. I grew up in the city and got my license in my 20's, I know people from same background and still don't know how to drive and it's definitely limiting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:27 AM Flag
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this was me! i went to boarding school and had no interest in driving until around 19. was prob a lot safer for it, looking back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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I think it's more and more common to put off getting a driver's license. When I was a teenager it was a suburban 16th birthday ritual. Our parents were all for it -- so they could stop driving us around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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No, it's common in NY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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No. I worked with a 30 year old who had just gotten her license. She lived in New York, London and Singapore and never needed one prior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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In my old life in rural America, yes. Now that I haven't needed a car for over 20 years, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:45 AM Flag
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I got my license at 46. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:01 AM Flag
[ - ] hello psychic mom? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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Will I have a baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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This is NOT the sort of question to ask a psychic. Whatever they tell you, positive or negative, may have an undo influence over your actions and really change your outcome. I'm tarot mom, and that's why I never answer that question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:23 AM Flag
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STM?? Is that you? STM, will my DS get into his first choice schoool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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NP- Are you the sassy one?! Can I ask you if you see a positive outcome with this business? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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I don't really like you. I've asked this question before with first dc and the psychic was spot on. I'm not surprised you would not answer bacause you're not a good psychic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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I'm nor psychic, I read tarot cards. Totally different things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 04:34 AM Flag
[ - ] s/o: Once when single, I got a last minute invitation to Thanksgiving dinner at friend of a friend's place. I didn't have time to cook, but I brought with me a six pack of hard cider, a bottle of wine, and a couple of nice (but store bought) pies. I spent the night, and when I left the next day they sent it all home with me. They were kind of blunt about it, like "here, we won't use this, why don't you take it with you." It's not that I was really off the mark with what I selected either. This struck me as sorta rude on her part. Agree? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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Pies, I can understand. Why let them go to waste if they won't be able to eat them in time (e.g., due to the other three pies). But, as to the nonperishables, it does strike me as rude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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yeah, i get the pies too. and i tried to give her the benefit of the doubt about the wine/cider -- maybe she didn't realize it was a hostess gift? but it was awkward, as if i thought the party was byob. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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Agree - rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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We've done this, among friends. Not personal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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that is RUDE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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Yeah, rude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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I agree it was very rude. That said, I would never bring pies to Thanksgiving unless asked, because the host has clearly already planned dessert. The drinks were perfect, and I would either bring cookies or chocolates, something that could be a small side dish to dessert. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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good point. maybe i was off the mark with the pies. i wanted to bring a hostess gift as well as contribute to the meal. the pies bothered me less than the wine/cider, because they were pretty clearly telling me "we don't want this" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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Agree. Poor form! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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I would never send someone home with something they brought. And if they made overtures to take it back I would think that a little rude. In the past I have just said "OMG no one touched this but I have looked at it all night would it be rude if I asked you if I could keep it and eat it later" or "there's so much here but I can't bear to let you take it all back I will keep as much of it as you will let me. Yum" but have also offered to send back what they would like to take (including all the other dishes they didn't bring). It's just rude to send someone home with something they brought [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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This. Only exception close family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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OK, thanks for the affirmation. I think there was also a comment about not having room in the fridge for the cider. It made me feel like I had inconvenienced them while trying to be thoughtful. I don't even drink it myself - I picked it out because I really thought they would enjoy it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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It was a good gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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Yes, rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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Rude. You always smile, say thank you, and then when the person leaves, either eat/drink it or donate it or regift [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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what if she was ana and didn't want to waste food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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She wasn't. Even so, ana doesn't excuse poor manners. Besides, it is spell anorexia :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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it is spell! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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Rude, yes. Kind of don't understand this, who rejects a bottle of wine? The pies, maybe, I can see being like, "How about if we keep this pie and send you home with this other one to make sure they get eaten?" The other stuff, bad manners on their part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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Friend of friend may be an alcoholic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:50 AM Flag
[ - ] People reveal ignorance on this board in funny ways. Just browsing the most popular posts tonight I read a post from someone who claims to have a lot of experience traveling Europe on "eurorail" and someone who sneers Penn as "a public." What are some of your favorite failed attempts to seem UMC on Urban Baby? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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What's wrong with Eurorail...just the extra o? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:03 AM Flag
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I think she thinks she is being condescending because the pass is called a "eurorail" pass, and it allows to ride on the trains of various european country's national rail systems; the train systems themselves are called different things in different countries. However, as someone who travelled europe by eurorail in the 90s- (a) we all called it "eurorailing" and (b) you are technically traveling through europe by eurorail, as that is the name of the pass. I don't see this as ignorance so much as some desperately insecure person trying to find something to feel superior about. Ignorance would be, for example, not being aware that the ruble has lost 50% of its value this year and not understanding some of the possible implications of that and the historical relevance of that type of currency crash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:55 AM Flag
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It is Eurail. Not Eurorail. Eurorail is not a real thing. Ignorant pretension fails are distinct from ignorance of current events. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:05 AM Flag
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Ok. Point is that mentioning using one is probably not pretentious (very MC way to see Europe IMO), and not remembering the correct name of it years later is really not a big deal (I used mine in 1997 and really cannot remember the last names of some of the girls I travelled with, either). Pretentious is: we are taking our jet to the hotel du cap, but its so annoying that it only seats 7 and also so hard to get a landing slot in Nice in August. Pretention fail is: I couldn't believe that they don't serve pinot grigio at the pool at the hotel du cap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:14 AM Flag
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My favorites are those advice seekers on what to wear/carry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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a louie and red bottoms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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that "woman" was a poser [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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The Penn thing is an ongoing joke. We all know what and where Penn is, but we like to see the alums go crazy when people don't think they are true Ivy League. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:08 AM Flag
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OP - ok that IS pretty funny... Thanks for the clue. I should read here more. There are still some good fails to be seen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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The post reveals that *you* are a snot potato. Glad I don't know you in person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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It's mutual. I'm glad I'm not mean like you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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You *are* mean. That's my point, and why I'm glad I don't know you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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Well you are mean from my point of view. I didn't call anyone names. I posted about something I laugh at when I read here, and I gave examples. One of those turned out to be an inside joke, of which I was ignorant. The other was an autocorrect fail. Mean me!!! I think "red bottoms" and "what kind of bag should I carry?" are funny too. Gentle mocking of anonymous people's pretensions isn't as bad as name calling. You don't have to agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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Oh for fuck's sake. That was me. Eurail. Let's Go. Harvard Books. Fedor's. I spent so much time with my backpack on the floors of so many train stations. Who the hell knows what autocorrect does to Eurail these days? They didn't even have computers when I went. I don't even know if they have those passes anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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FEDOR'S? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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OP - I also noticed that, but that response wasn't from me. I am giving this poster a pass for typos & autocorrect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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Previous poster. Was it FODOR's ? I literally forget and am not looking it up because I hauled those fucking books everywhere. I don't need street cred from anyone here. I was even there when that Dick at Chartres was holding out his hands for tips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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np. re: the guy at the cathedral. Can confirm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:57 AM Flag
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Haha! I just wrote a long rant about this above, calling it a 'eurorail' as well. It was something we used TWENTY years ago. I barely remember the names of the friends in my group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:00 AM Flag
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Does noticing these things make you feel better about yourself/ more secure in your superiority to those with less money or cultural capital? Poor you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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OP I think pretension is funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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I think you have a chip on your shoulder, love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:15 AM Flag
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Don't you think pretension is funny? There are very entertaining pretentious characters in some of the best novels. Reading the posts here has some of the same appeal as reading those novels. It's humorous. I hope I am not coming off as angry or in any way adverse toward people who pretend to be what they're not on an anonymous board. People want to be admired, and the anonymous nature of this board makes fabulists of some people. It's harmless and entertaining. I am entertained. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:39 AM Flag
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When foreigners make fun of dumb Americans and I know more geography than they do. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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The Penn person is a troll. Every time someone mentions Penn, she responds as if she thinks it's Penn State and over until the thread is essentially killed. She's either mentally ill or incredibly bored. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 02:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Best way to organize a tote, etc?? Anyone have one of those inserts or small bags? Or something with great pockets? Not sure what I am looking for. Just hoping for inspiration. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 12:59 AM Flag
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The Levenger website has a tote with all kinds of accessories. Will cost you, but looks like a beautiful system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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This bag- Amazing!- Last picture on the bottom, Dagne Dover http://www.purewow.com/fashion/The-Best-New-Fashion-Lines-of-2014. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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I use zippered pouches which I can transfer to another purse, when I want. Make up in one, wallet, odds and ends in a third. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:08 AM Flag
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They used to have those purse organizers. I am a big purse person but never found them to be a total salvation. I just basically used large zippered makeup bags in the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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I like Chameleon and Pish Posh inserts/organizers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:15 AM Flag
[ - ] DS absolutely could not fall asleep last night, in large part because he had a headache. Finally, in desperation, I asked "Do you want me to sing, Soft Kitty?" 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 12:59 AM Flag
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And then what happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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It didn't help. He said no. But he did fall asleep not too long thereafter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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