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[ - ] Name poll: Ursula, Theresa (Tess), Josephine (Josie)? Other suggestions? I'm a bit at a loss... 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 06.10.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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Just Tess or Tessa, not theresa [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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ITA. Love Tess but not Theresa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:10 AM Flag
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I think Tess sounds like a dog, Theresa is a person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:11 AM Flag
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ITDA, but I am not a dog person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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Ursula is pretty but very unusual - might end up with bullying? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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Ursula is the sea witch in Little Mermaid so nix it. Love Josephine but no Josie...use the whole name or just Jo. I like Tess and Theresa, but don't think of Tess as a Theresa nickname [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:14 AM Flag
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How about Adele, Charlotte, Prudence, Magdelena [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:15 AM Flag
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Love Charlotte but one of my friends just took it. Not so keen on the others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:17 AM Flag
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dont miss out on a name because a friend picked it too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:29 AM Flag
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yeah, Charlotte is great. Friends of mine didn't want to use our dd's (Grace) but I don't care. In my family, everyone is named Elizabeth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:37 AM Flag
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Mom of a Charlotte: it has become more popular. DD is 6 and there are none in her class (and when we first used it we had a few cute old ladies exclaiming over the use of *their* name in a young child). So make sure you pick a cute, short middle name, just in case, so you have Charlotte Ann instead of Charlotte R. From, Kathy S. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:40 AM Flag
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OP: A couple more from my list: Natasha, Vanessa, Georgia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:15 AM Flag
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In response to your new suggestions>< Nicknames Tasha, Nessa (wicked witched of the East in Wicked) and Georgie, I presume? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:21 AM Flag
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I think so. You think they're bad? (As I said, I'm somewhat at a loss!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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Why give bad nicknames to classic names? Use the really name and let dd pickone when she is older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:25 AM Flag
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You seem to like " sounds" and names that end in vowels. How about Calista, Persephone, Astrid, India [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:31 AM Flag
[ - ] what did you get your dd for her 3rd bday? need ideas. tia. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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Nothing - we haven't really given them presents actually - they get enough from other people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:11 AM Flag
[ - ] if you have a ds, did you bring a potty out w/ you? In the burbs, and the playgrounds don't have bathrooms. Don't like the idea of peeing on a tree 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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I would never encourage that! I had ds go before leaving home, then I'd bring him to the restroom at our Rec. Center before going to the park and rush back there if he needed it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on Children's Workshop? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it confirmed that people have received D3 lottery numbers? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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I received mine yesterday; don't know if dc made it or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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What zip (if you don't mind revealing)? Does the letter tell you how/when you will find out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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10025. Letter says the lottery will be held on June 5 and results will be mailed shortly after (paraphrasing as I don't have the letter in front of me). Letter seems to have been generated before the lottery but not mailed until after. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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Thanks! Cannot reply to your post. It sounds like the letter my friend was given when she attended the lottery. She said it looked like they were ready to mail and was surprised they didn't go out before the lottery. Nothing about the DOE surprises me anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:17 AM Flag
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They didn't go out before the lottery because they wanted the parents who attended to be able to pick them up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.15.08, 05:46 AM Flag
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[ Removed by moderator ] [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:11 AM Flag
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only for MSC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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I did not receive my lottery #, but I got a call from the school where ds placed yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:28 AM Flag
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Congrats. But *sigh* this doesn't bode well for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:31 AM Flag
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Don't worry. I think our school is just really on top of things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:34 AM Flag
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Congratulations again. I'll try to send positive vibes out to the universe for DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:36 AM Flag
[ - ] how do I make the cheese dip that they serve with chips in mexican resturants - i can't get the texture or taste right 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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there is a good site you can google that gives you the copycats of famous recipes. Try Googling famous copycat recipes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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it's queso - should be a recipe somewhere [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 10:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Last night DH started crying loudly in his sleep and was going "no, no, no, please don't hurt me, please don't, don't do that." When I finally got him awake, DH was shaken but wouldn't talk about what was going on. This morning DH acted like nothing happened. Any tips on what happened or what to do now? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 06.10.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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don't post to every board, for a start [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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It was a dream - means nothing moron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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he had a nightmare. do now? nothing. bizarre post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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OP: I was concerned that maybe he was having a flashback to something [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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like what? you think he lived a secret life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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I don't know, I was just concerned that maybe he was attacked or molested or something and I didn't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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board wh*re [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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Hire bodyguards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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he was just reliving his last session with his favorite dominatrix [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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Tonight, turn his pillow to the "good dream" side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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He was being tortured by a Board Whore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:16 AM Flag
[ - ] I had missed m/c at 7 wks one month ago (had d&c 30 days ago). Now have been feeling faint and tired. just tested pos on hpt this AM. Could I be preg again so soon? Or likely left over from m/c? so confused, I don't know how to feel! What do you think is most likely? I have call into OB fwiw, so we'll see what he says too... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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I don't know but I hope everything turns out well for you. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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your pregnant! Congras [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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Good luck...I was in a similar situation and got pregnant after 1 period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Interesting new study covered in the Times deconstructs anti-Asian stereotypes in academia (http://www.collegeboard.com/press/releases/197310.html). Read it, share it. It's high time we were better educated about this. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.10.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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I think more of us would be better educated if you summarized the high points! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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The Times article does that pretty well: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/education/10asians.html?ref=education [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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not if we don't read it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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If you can't read a page from the Times I'm afraid that making you better educated is too much of a challenge for me this morning. Just don't piss and moan if your kids don't get into good schools. You're not modeling behavior very well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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bite me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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The prosecution rests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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pompous ass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:14 AM Flag
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OR: the reply below was not me....but you might spark more interest and encourage discussion if you give more information...not just a link. Honestly...I come here for a quick peak/break while working and will now probably look in my paper when I get home tonight (so thanks for the heads up). But I don't necessarily have time for research during the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:12 AM Flag
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exactly, but if you don't want to read her article RIGHT NOW, you're stupid and your kids will get into bad schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:15 AM Flag
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NP, but I read it. It basically says that it's unfair to lump all Asian Americans into one high-performing category b/c the backgrounds of people from different countries are very different. It also says Asian Amer. are severely underrepresented in academic higher administration (presidents, for ex). and that unlike the stereotype, most Asian American students don't major in the sciences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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OR: Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:17 AM Flag
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AND the most important thing, your kids will now get good schools! congratulations! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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LOL, from your lips to God's ears [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:23 AM Flag
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Nothing new or interesting in the article IMO. I'm Asian-American and it's just common sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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that's exactly what I was thinking, but I'm not Asian-American and I was afraid of the flames [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:27 AM Flag
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True, but tell that to Yellow Peril mom and her ilk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 10:08 AM Flag
[ - ] I have a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge - I can't wait to drink to celebrate or wallow in my sorrow! Anyone else?? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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Pessimist that I am, I'm already wallowing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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I have champagne in the fridge too but not waiting for school places so I just need an excuse to open it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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yep - we've had a bottle in there for months waiting for an occassion - either me taking over the company i work for (has not happened)or getting into the school we want...that bottle may be sitting in there for some time to come! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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we alwasy have chamagne and whtie wine int eh fridge..not big drinkers, but we just do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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what do you mean by "so"? I'm responding to the OP's question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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^^^sigh, my post looks like I've been drinking all morning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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I got my 1st choice gen ed, so even if he doesn't get his 1st choice g&t, we're happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Do we think that the schools already have the list of accepts? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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No basis to think that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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op; I know, just wondering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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I do think so, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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Of who they accepted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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I really think they do. All of the other schools in these processes got lists a few days before the letters were received. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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I cannot stand when someone posts something to this board asking what "we think". Go back to high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:22 AM Flag
[ - ] How does one become an air traffic controller? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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scrapped the optometrist idea, huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:26 AM Flag
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being into meth is a plus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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I think there is about a 6 month training program (no college degree required) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:28 AM Flag
[ - ] 10023 - nothing in mail. Got OLSAT and Hunter rejects on first day. Maybe tomorrow? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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have letters gone out - has anyone got them? 10075 and nothing yesterday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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No one has gotten yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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fine w/ me. i am sure it won't be great news since dd's score was at cut off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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How do you know the letters have actually gone out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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Damn, 10023 here too and also got Hunter and scores on first day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:49 AM Flag
[ - ] So what happened with all the siblings & in-zoners that didn't get public PreK spots? Are they just screwed while out-of-district kids sit in their seats? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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I thought I read something about them getting offered seats, but not at their first choice. But I am not sure about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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that would be my dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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did you appeal? Do the survey down below? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:28 AM Flag
[ - ] going to Stelly dan on friday!!! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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^steely dan - used to know hoe to spell it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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Where? when? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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how old are you? thought i was oldest on this board...loved them in college, still love them today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:10 AM Flag
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I guess you're reelin' in the years, yourself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you marry a man in his late 20s who has 3 children with 3 different women, none of whom he married? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.10.08, 08:42 AM Flag
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I wouldn't even date such a man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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STOP POSTING ABOUT YOUR BROTHER AND GET ON WITH YOUR OWN LIFE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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I am concerned and yes I also have my own life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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I don't think this is about your brother anymore. It's about seeing how many threads you can have going at once [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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That's not it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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She's concerned, leave her alone, she's doing the right thing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:45 AM Flag
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I can't believe i know so much about this situation, but he is going to do what he is going to do - keep sticking his d*(C in anything that moves like nothing is wrong; i totally knew a very similar guy about 10 years ago - was shocked to find out he had 2 kids who he had in HS and then college - the most carefree person ever. He turned out OK by the way, but I'm not so sure about the dcs - that is who I would really be worried about - not whether someone is ever going to marry this guy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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good point! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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What ever happened to the guy you knew? What about his kids? When he was in college did he act in anyway like he had children? Were the kids with the same mother? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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Seriously, your brother is a heartless boob who IS harming innocent db’s by his careless acts. He lives in a vacuum where there is no future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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OP: Thank you....and actually he thinks he has a great future. He talks about how around 30, he'd like get married and have a family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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He already has 3 families. He's just a shitty member of all 3 of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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OP: he thinks he can have a wife and a family with her and his other kids can be part of that life as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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How convenient for him! I suppose those kids who've just waited around with no father for 7 or 8 years will be so happy to join the family circle now that he's ready, and it will all be perfect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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he actually does see his kids and tries to be a part of their lives......as much as he can fit them into his own life. Yes, he's selfish and insane. Like this summer, he is spending the weekends at a Hamptons share. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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the thing is he already has a family 3x's over and should focus on them, 3 kids is a lot and when they become school age it's going to be three differnt schools, each one having different events. He has his hand full with his current situation which is his future [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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He doesn't realize that and thinks he can figure it out. One son lives in Boston and the other in Westchester. No idea where the pregnant woman will end up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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no way in hell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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Never. Even if he was a great guy, and reformed from his younger ways, as a couple we would be paying child support out the ass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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he'll find a dumb bimbo who will be happy to marry an IBer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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board wh*re [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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Runs in the family, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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Seems like he has commitment issues. Watch out! you sound like the flavor of the month! do you have kids? you would think differently if you did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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