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[ - ] I vax my kid but am having a real issue with the pro-vax Nazis on this board. Here's why: they never discuss the fact that most adults go unvaccinated through life post-college, travel, catch all kinds of diseases, including child hood ones. What about all of them? Our kids have massive exposure to them and the objects they touch and the air they breathe out in any public space they go to. Why don't you advocate for mandatory adult vaccinations as well you psychos? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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This is such bullshit. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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I think your brain runs on BS if you are refusing to address this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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Are you a troll or just stupid. Even the grandparent generation of adults have received all the most important vaccinations - or have immunity from when they were kids, and the parent generation is largely vaccinated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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She means globally. There is no requirement to demonstrate vaccinations to enter the US [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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The vaccines are full of carcinogens. This is why cancer is so prevalent today. They are dangerous. They are full of mercury and someone can be poisoned with mercury. End of story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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Which infant vaccines require boosters throughout your life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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Because none of these diseases presented with mass epidemics in adults prior to the introduction of vaccines. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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What do you mean? Most adults were vaccinated as kids... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] For NY parents with longtime nannies, how much of an annual raise do you give? So far we have managed to do one every year to cover cost of living and a bit more (about 4%); we obviously gave a much more significant increase when we had a second child a few years ago. Nanny is now very well paid (even by UB standards) but seems insulted that we didn't do more. We give her a holiday bonus and lots of time off (our vacations, plus her vacations, plus personal days off when she needs. We love her and trust her implicitly, but this kind of thing gets me so upset. Any advice? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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are you sure you are reading her accurately? maybe she is just entitled from incumbency and it doesn't matter what she is paid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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She's not entitled, just long and hard working, and I think money is always a worry for her family. Like all of us, I think she just always wishes she were paid more. But we are pretty much at our limit, and it drives me crazy that she feels insulted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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so educate her on the market then and dont let her notify you what she thinks the market is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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np: you really don't know if she wishes she were being paid more unless she tells you that. You could be wrong. She could be fine w/ her salary (but like any one of us probably would love to earn more $). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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Talk to her straight and say that you have continued to employ her long-term bc you like her so much but as a result her comp is now above maket and you cannot continue to give raises at the rate you began with. I think you need to throw in their that most famies switch to PT or go another route after 4-5yrs and that's why your situation is somewhat different. Accordingly, going forward, her annual raise will be $0.50 per hour. See what she says. It's one thing to know and understand why and Ankther to be in the dark on why raises aren't as much or as often as tbrg used to be. Also makes clear to her that she shouldn't hope forpre and then be dissappointed. Less room for resentment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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^there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:50 PM Flag
[ - ] What's your favorite work-out song? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Longshot question: I have lots of rupees leftover from a trip to India about 15 years ago. Where can I exchange? Tia. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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What's the total, in rupees? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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A bank or an American Express exchange? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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Currency Exchange [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Money changer in Times Square or high tourist traffic area is a possibility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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You would probably get better rates at a bank. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Do they really have kids draw pictures at the private K visits? My DS sometimes still draws legs coming out of the head. Oh well ... Too late now I guess! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.19.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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Yes, the typically do, but this is something you can teach! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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True but I don't want him to feel he is being tested. He is fairly outgoing/ chatty with new adults but I feel like if we make him draw on command he will shut down. Weirdly he can draw other things like houses pretty well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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We applied to many schools last year, and this was pretty standard. Our DS I think kind of understood that he was being tested, but they genuinely know how to keep it warm and fun. For him, it felt like big-kid land after preschool, and I think that helped. His preschool teachers did a lot to help the kids feel comfortable with the process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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I guess he will figure out he is being tested, you are probably right. I still don't want to put too much emphasis on it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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Yes. I think they're looking for detail--does the child try to draw a nose, eyes, etc. So legs coming out of a head could be a plus! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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Sometimes he draws eyes and eyeballs mouth ears but legs out of heads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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Love that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Know someone that is totally wrapped up in one of her parents identity. She has no job, travels, and goes to events but has nothing going for her but her fathers name. Any 'story' she tells on fb eventually talks about she used her family name to do something or put someone in their place. At this point Im over it and want to defriend. Have known this person since childhood but its clear that her head is too big and its pathetic. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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Being able to live off of your parents name sounds pretty nice right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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Unfriend. I guarantee she will not notice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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+1. With her open schedule, she probably has the time to keep track of her FB friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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I know someone like this. Her father isn't well known here but he is the richest person (allegedly) in the state of India she is from. She talks about all their trips to Dubai and buying million dollar watches and the new Ferrari she has on order. I keep her at arms length. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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Op. Her father is in the music industry. Its all she talks about. I feel terrible for her. She is truly a spoiled brat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Unfriend. If you only see her in real life, you'll only have to listen to her a few times a year, and it won't irritate you as quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:37 PM Flag
[ - ] So much to do today... don't want to start.... 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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hey, sloths don't do shit and they haven't gone extinct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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np True. But they live in trees and eat bugs and leaves and fruit, and they can't buy toilet paper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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:-D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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toilet paper is so overrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:50 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:18 PM Flag
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Yup. Still lounging in pj's. Ugh. At least dd is bathed and ready to go. Getting a showing in 30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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^shower [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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15 more minutes on UB... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Same. What is wrong with us? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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Not sure if this will help but I offer it because I procrastinated most of last year away. I do all chores, exercise and anything else before turning on any screen. Changed my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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dh went into his office today (as opposed to working out of his home office) for the first time since the kids started school. Which means I am alone in the house for the first time in forever. Heaven. I'm on Houzz.com to once again search for the perfect gray paint color...and loving BM Dior Gray. (As well as reading UB on the side : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] I have heard that Success Academy gets materials directly from Pearson and that the questions are very similar to what appears in the test, unlike the crappy prep material our school provides. I know this is expensive, but I believe our PTA would pay for it -- does anyone know how we get the exact same test prep material as Success Academy uses? I don't want any Pearson mass-produced substitute, by the way. It needs to have the same practice questions and exams that SA uses. Can anyone help? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Rise and shine, anti-SA troll! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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my thoughts exactly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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I find it hilarious that she keeps posting. As if there is still one person left on UB who can't see through her nonsense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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it's sad, really. she could be using this energy towards something that's actually beneficial to kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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This. A few weeks ago she was actually on here talking how she liked the idea of charter schools for MC neighborhoods and asking how she could start one in her district. This actually sounds like a worthwhile channel for her energy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone ever use Little Elves cleaning service for a deep cleaning in their home? They call it a seasonal cleaning. My apartment feels so gross and the re I clean it the more old dirt and grime I find. TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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check yelp reviews. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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Yes, several times over the years. They're expensive but fantastic and will clean anything you tell them to--I had them go behind the stove and fridge after a renovation, for instance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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That's exactly what I need. Thanks. I'll also look at yelp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Nuts. Someone put up a poster outside this playground we all go to - has the name and picture of a non-vax mom who takes her 3 kids there often, with "does not vaccinate" underneath. I can't decide if this is crazy or awesome. NYC Uptown. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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HA HA! on that mom. More of that needs to be done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Crazy. But the non-vax movement has gained such an alarming number of adherents that something needs to be done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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It seems like the backlash of the non-vax movement is in full swing. Everyone I know thinks people who do not vaccinate are idiots. It seems possible that non-vax numbers have peaked and we are already on the other side of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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I'm not as optimistic as you are, but that's a nice thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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But I find it endlessly fascinating how much damage a third tier celebrity did to public health. Sociologists are probably getting their PHDs studying this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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It's not just her, but her combined with the pressure to have a "natural and organic only" lifestyle, along with general fear of autism from that often-cited (but then discredited) paper created a perfect storm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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Does she even advocate not vaccinating? I though her whole thing was the MMR - so delayed schedule and advocating for Merk to go back to making a separate measles vaccine (at least a couple of years ago you could still get single doses of the other two) so that they could be taken separately and not in a massive single shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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She did for years but has back peddled more recently. Can't stand her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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Haven't read the non vax outing posts but how can this be true? No school will admit non vaccinated kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Oh yes they will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Sure they will. All schools admit non-vax kids http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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It's truly offensive when you think of the possible victims. Not only the children of wacko parents, but children like my cousin's son, who has cancer and hasn't had a vaccine since 9 months when it was diagnosed because his immune system is suppressed from ongoing radiation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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+++++ There are some children who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons. Herd immunity helps protect them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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? Yes they will... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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sure they will. you just need a medical or religious exemption. and its not like you have to submit it with your application. a school won't know until after you are admitted and have to send in the medical forms to the nurse over the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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I'm pro-vax and think this is very, very crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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Taking it too far. We all know there are non-vaccinated people around us, and need to be aware of this in any context. The few situations where I really want anti-vaxers to be outed are at school and the doctor's office. In fact, I want them banned both places, except for those with valid medical reasons for not being vaccinated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is there so much anger directed at the people who are posting about the UVA incident? Are we not allowed to talk about it? Sure it might be outsized topic on UB right now, but many of us have students at college and the abduction of a college student is a concern. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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I think it's just one person. The 'why are you writing this' post are written in the same style on every thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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The anger is at the multiple topics posted about this girl's looks, her teeth, how sad it is that she's so ugly and that the last thing people will remember about her is her ugly surveillance video. These have all actually been separate original posts in the past few days. So there's a lot of trolling going on with the posts. And college students die every day - accidents (overdoses), suicide, and crime. That's just a fact. Just because a few of you have latched on to this one doesn't mean there need to be 15-20 posts about it per day, especially if they are analyzing the girls' looks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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I so agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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This is about the college student who is missing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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There were almost 20 million students enrolled in US colleges in the 2013-2014 school year. How many of them were abducted during the last school year? Answer: A miniscule amount, almost tinier than tiny, of that 20 million students. Not nearly enough to be obsessed with unless an abduction is directly affecting your family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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^^I'd be more worried about drug and alcohol overdose deaths or suicides, myself (and those are a pretty small percentage, but much bigger than abductions). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Went out with girlfriends last night. Realized that since they don't have kids and are completely obsessed with their jobs,I don't really enjoy hanging out with them anymore.My life is now more centered around my kids, and they have no idea the concerns that parents face today. Their big concern is that their fashion company wants them to hire cute girls. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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Well...why would they care about concerns that parents face? They're not parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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I understand where you are coming from, but I still enjoy my chidless friends. I would be bored if my friends were just like me. But when my childless friends talk about how 'busy' or 'stressed' they are I inwardly roll my eyes because they have not idea. I do everything they do at work and then come home and do everything else. I cannot remember the last time I sat my couch. But it's really not their fault, I thought I was 'busy' and 'stressed' before I had kids too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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No kids here. I never complain about busy or stressed to my friends with kids. Unless there is something unusual going on (sick parents, dying relative) for this reason. Anything that I think is keeping me busy is my choice. I might not have realized this 10 years ago though. I'm so glad my friends with kids keep me around!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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I'm sure they are glad to have you. I have nothing interesting to talk about sometimes. My single friends are the ones with the good stories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Yeah. I think it's mutual. And it's hard the first few years. I see you ladies say how you have to maintain the connection with your husband during challenging first years of baby and I think of it the same way. Keep making coffee/ walk / lunch dates when it works, be flexible because their parameters have changed, and then a few years later thing take much less effort, but the connection has been maintained in the meantime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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This. It's really hard to keep friends through the having babies years. Especially if you work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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NP. I never found it hard, either when my friends started having kids or when I did. But none of us would describe our lives as centered around our kids either. And we all work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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I found it hard. We couldn't just meet last minute. A night out with my friend would mean a day I didn't see my kids at all. Do think it's kid centric to want to see them awake most day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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Stop being such a drama queen. You couldn't go out with a friend on a Friday or Saturday night for two hours or lunch on a weekend day and not see your kids awake? Whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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I think you're all boring. Is there no middle ground? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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This. OP, do you realize how boring you must be? "My life is now more centered around my kids, and they have no idea the concerns that parents face today." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Well, theirs is a real concern to them. Affects their career dreams. Do you have DDs? Do you want their career hopes dashed because of their looks? Everyone's problems are real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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good points [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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? The last thing I want to talk about with my frIends is "the concerns that parents face today." They're your friends; can't you find something mutually interesting to talk about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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My BF is unmarried, no kids, and we have plenty to talk about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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If they have nothing to talk about beyond work, and you have nothing to talk about beyond your kids, then you all need to expand your horizons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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You sound like a bad friend. You are trivializing their concerns and interests while feeling put out that these women, who don't have children, don't want to talk about parenting concerns. What is it about parenthood that makes some people so self centered? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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You just KNOW that today they are talking about how boring this friend is now, since all she wants to talk about is her kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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General Topics 09.19.14, 01:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Yes, bitch "as at" is correct and you are a moron. Happy Friday everyone! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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Context! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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Bitchy coworker replying all that shouldn't I change "as at" to "as of" because it sounds weird. The data is at at X point in time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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She is certainly correct about it sounding weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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The data is at at X point in time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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"As at" is another Britishism slipping into American English. It still sounds less correct than "as of" to a lot of people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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??. I don't think it's a Britishism. To me they mean slightly different things, with "as of" implying a change from that moment forward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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It was one of the first things I noticed when I moved to Europe. "As of" is almost non-existent here; "as at" is used instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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Could be. But what I mean is that both forms are commonly used here, IMO, and they mean different things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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as at? I think she just embarrassed herself by hitting "reply all." Nothing more painful than people who are so dumb, they don't realize how dumb they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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You are bizarre to obsess about something like this. Move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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I'm a NP and a grammar nerd. It's an uncontrollable tic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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But "as of" is not incorrect. So what are you ticking about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 01:47 PM Flag
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