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[ - ] Teacher on for a little bit, if you'd like to ask any questions about school, etc. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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How important is it if your DC can read well, great at math, science but grammar and spelling..not so hot. Age 9. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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I think the more reading they do, the better they will get at grammar and spelling. I wouldn't worry about it, to be honest. (I teach older kids, but I have younger ones of my own.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Do you secretly despise some Students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Another afternoon of pretending I understand college football. .. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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^at least there are chips [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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which game are you watching [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Watching MSU kill U of M. As it should be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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so depressing I cannot watch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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I'm eating chips without the football. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know if you can buy an IPhone 5 without the phone contract? DCs (8 and 11) want a device to download apps and play games. TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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Yes you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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You could just buy an iPod touch I think. Or an iPad mini. You can buy a phone without the contract but they're about $800 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Yes, but I think it costs like $600. Get I touches from eBay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:00 PM Flag
[ - ] I love insomnia cookies. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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Cookies you eat in the middle of the night? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Sounds like they wouldn't solve the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Need to take some kind of I expensive gifts to 3 nephews, all around 8 years old. Something they can play with worldly outside after Thanksgiving dinner. Do you think Nerf hatchets are OK.....I am wondering if the moms will freak out. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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I would love that for my boys. Hatchets, guns, swords - they love it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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There are these amazing $17 helicopters on Amazon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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Look up Syma Amazon helicopter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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I would find something else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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There are these light up launcher things that my sons love. They are about $2 a piece. Get extra as they go missing in trees. I think they are called fireflies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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^^you can get packs of them on Amazon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Help me out all knowing school moms: Ds is currently at a TT high pressure private. He wants to change for HS. Private or good public. Smart, curious, good student, nice kid. Not a superstar but mostly an A student. Sporty but not outstanding. Math/Science best subjects but doesn't like intense competition. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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Riverdale [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Already at a hill school so R won't work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Why not? Riverdale is the easiest of the three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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What grade is he in currently? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Seventh grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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Packer, but probably not close to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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^^that would be for 9th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Can one get a tour of Laguardia and Stuy? Do they offer them? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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I think you can register for one if you have a kid in 8th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Sometimes I am just tired of being a mom. I want to sleep on my bed on a saturday afternoon and watch Bravo marathons without a little person squeaking like a parrot. Mom mom mom mom mommmmm 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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we all do. these are the (unappreciated) sacrifices we make on behalf of the human race. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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Well, that's definitely a bit overstated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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no, it's not. if we didn't make these sacrifices, the human race would cease, as certain peoples are dying out right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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the extinction of the human race is a good thing, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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that may be. but the fact remains, women shoulder the bulk of the burden of continuing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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By choice. You're not a hero or a martyr. You got knocked up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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listen, asshole. if your mother had not chosen to get knocked up, we wouldn't have your dumbass around to annoy us. but she did choose it, thereby continuing the human race in her own stupid way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Oh, honey... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Please. Your hormones got going, kicking in your biological drive, and you got pregnant because you wanted to. You did not make some sacrifice on behalf of the future of humanity. You're not Mother Earth; you just gave birth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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So not true. The human race would easily survive if people with resources chose an easy life instead of children. There are almost 8 billion people out there. Humans have survived a lot worse than a little weekend neglect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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yes, there will be people. but they won't be your people. there's a reason lions kill the male cubs of new prides they overtake. your neighboring country carrying on is not the same as your brethren surviving and carrying on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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So now you've moved from saving the human race to protecting the existence of your tribe. Overdramatic much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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uh, you are fucking retarded? no one, no animal, no plant cares intellectually about carrying on his species or his tribe or even his family. we just care more about our own which then becomes caring more about our extended family, then the village, then the state, then the nation, then the species. and that is why we say our purpose in life is the continuation of the species even though retards like you don't even understand what "species" is. wtf is retarded with you? do you just not understand evolution and biological basis of behavior? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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I understand you're a pretty awful person who should not have been allowed to raise children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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and i understand you are a retarded person who should not have been allowed to procreate. tainting the pool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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ITD. I think it was really well said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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ty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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One of the many reasons I chose not to have kids. Stepkids and niblings are more than enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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why are you on UB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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Are you saying stepparents aren't welcome here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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I will take any toilet trained daughter(s) off your hands no questions asked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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why so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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I said no questions asked! Why be suspicious of a man in his late 20s wanting to adopt a group of supple young girls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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you are totally fucking retarded. do you not have anything to do besides trolling a mom site? get a fucking job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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Who works on a Saturday? You must work in retail or something. Anyway, if anyone wants to take me up please post contact details. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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+1mm. They don't even have to be toilet trained. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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*squawking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:59 PM Flag
[ - ] OK - so funny question but..which school for HS would you say is most focused on creating really great scholars and thinkers and not just having the competitive grind 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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I just posted above and think we're looking for the same type of HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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I honestly think that you can have that experience at many great high schools. If you prioritize learning in your home and raise children to engage in school (with their teachers) and really learn the material rather than memorize it for a grade, you will create a scholar no matter the school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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I don't agree with that. Some schools are better at knowing the kids, getting a kid who is shy or doubting to believe in himself. Any school can be great for a self starter but not all kids are self starters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Does raising kids get easier the more of them you have? I see people with 1 or 2 kids struggling a lot more than families with 9 or 10 of them. I think it's because larger sets of siblings are able to start raising each other after a certain point. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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I don't know anyone with 9 or 10 kids but at a certain point you have to outsource, pick your battles (like maybe their house is a disaster) whereas with 1 or 2 you can drive yourself crazy trying to make things "perfect". At 4+ kids that isn't an option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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they say that but i can't imagine. it just gets harder so you do less with each child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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I also think people with that many kids often do so because they have a religious or philosophical framework that also makes childrearing more organized/strict. It's harder to be that organized if you don't have a good reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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I have three and yes, I think it's easier. I never really have to play with the little ones as the older ones do that. I have them in pairs 10, 8 and 3. The 8yo DD will dress the three year old, get him a snack etc. She's not too old to still enjoy playing house, dolls and teddies etc so they play together for hours. The 10yo DS will wrestle with him, teach him stuff, help him when he's playing on my iphone etc, eg "Moom, I don't know how to play my game" "Ask your brother please". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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I am pregnant with #4.. I *will* have them in pairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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I don't live in a part of the country where people have 9 or 10 kids. Sorry I can't help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Wow, just logged on to say how infuriated I was that when we were at dinner last night, DH informed me what I would be ordering. But apparently the crowd today not only thinks this is ok, but prefers it, because they're all too simple-minded to make their own decisions. Could have SWORN the year was 2014, but apparently, it's 1954. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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How was your meal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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he ordered for you or said, "oh you would like this?" how did it happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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No, no, that would be fine. We sat down, he looked at the menu and said "I'll have the tuna, you'll have the sea bass. We'll start with the tiger shrimp and a bottle of Sancerre." We had JUST sat down so it's not like I was taking too long, and were in no hurry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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was he kind of joking or just anticipating you would want the sea bass? Is this out of character or does he do other similar things? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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He can get like that sometimes when he's drunk. Which I believe he was when I got home from the gym yesterday. I actually was in the mood for the sea bass so I didn't say anything, but he couldn't have known that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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hahahahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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^^ Well, by "didn't say anything" I mean didn't interject to change my order. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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"i actually was in the mood for the sea bass" *posts furious message on urban baby about my husband ordering for me* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Yes. Just because I happened to want what he ordered doesn't make it wrong on principle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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^^ I meant doesn't make it not wrong on principle... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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You let your husband make a decision for you and a good outcome was the result. Maybe you should take this as a lesson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Why you so mad? A Slav wife would not be so petty. She would enjoy being told what to eat. I always order my wife a salad or low calorie option. She appreciates me ensuring that she stays attractive. The superiority of Slav women is plain to see on this forum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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Cunt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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stfu, asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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No, no, that would be fine. We sat down, he looked at the menu and said "I'll have the tuna, you'll have the sea bass. We'll start with the tiger shrimp and a bottle of Sancerre." We had JUST sat down so it's not like I was taking too long, and were in no hurry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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"but apparently, it's 1954" if only... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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there are idiots everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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huh? where's the original post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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I like that my husband decides for me. It gives me much more time to do flower arranging, shop for pretty dresses and look at pictures of kittens and puppies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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You sound ignorant speaking for 'everyone'. I order my own food. Most women do. My husband wouldn't dare try to order for me. He will ask me what I would like to have and then convey that to the waiter for both of us. This is manners, no matter the year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Would it have been an issue if you'd said, no I think I'd rather have "____". Sometimes I want to taste two things on the menu, and my husband normally cares less about these things, so I'll say "why don't you get the duck" and he generally does. And I'll pick the wine too. Sometimes there is just a food dominant spouse in the marriage (like myself). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Food dominant spouse. I love that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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me too - i guess i am lucky, dh usually orders whatever else I want to taste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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get a divorce. I am serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:07 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the deal with sheepsed bay? I was there and it was beautiful. Is it safe? Crome? What kind of people? Any Jews? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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Safe, very russian and jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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It was literally paradise. The beach. The cafes. Wtf?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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they have mark twain school near there i think...gifted school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:37 PM Flag
[ - ] DH called my best friend's husband a few weeks ago to ask if he could talk to her about the fact that I am filing for divorce. He has been talking to my Mom, Stepfather, and had a friend of his call me and try to convince me to stay. Seems like he is trying to rally troops which perhaps should be seen as a respectable last ditch effort but seems manipulative as well. In any event my best friend's DH was apparently very nice to him but said that he should not call her. Beyond annoyed about the whole thing as I just found out today but beyond pleased he had the good sense/boundaries to tell him not to call her. I'm so embarrassed. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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Why are you getting divorced? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Cheated, lied and was a manipulative dick to me for almost two years (a year before and a year after the cheating). Now very sorry and nice since I have hired a lawyer. All of a sudden he understands how much he hurt me and his temper is under control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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lol, fuck him over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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She's not. She has been waffling for over two years and now wants a "trial separation", but she won't move out of the family home in order to separate. She's basically just jerking her husband around in revenge for his getting a few handjobs at massage parlors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Yeah no, he has other issues. We have 3dcs but he freaked out when I went on birth control without "discussing it with him", forced me to leave his Mom's house late at night and sleep at a hotel when I had a slight cough and later confessed in therapy it was because of one missed phone call of his I didn't pick up when I was at work, yelled at me for days after I bought our dds easter shoes with a 1/4" mary jane heel on them, screamed at me for 2 hours about scheduling a playdate he asked me to schedule and locked me out of our bedroom then left skiing the next day all day and acted like I had been the one to start a fight, has lied about big and small things, honestly the massage parlors are one symptom of a lack of self control/respect. I mention them on here because the laundry list of other shit is too much to type, but he/we have other issues. Not like I am seeking to punish an otherwise totally trustworthy even tempered DH for no reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Blah blah blah... We have been reading (and collapsing) your whining for too long. If you want to separate, separate. You clearly just don't want to; you just want drama. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Actually these phone calls are the result of the fact that I hired a lawyer and am working on separation, I might post on here but am not creating drama IRL, that is him. You can project whatever you like onto the situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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I don't have to project. You provide the whole story with all of your posts. And your actions speak far louder than your words. You refuse to move out; you don't intend to separate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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ignore this poster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:10 PM Flag
[ - ] My sister in law is obsessed with selling "Nerium" creams. She swears that they will erase wrinkles, shrink your belly fat, you name it. It's all she ever talks about, trying to get me to sign up for this stuff. She just got a free Lexus from selling it. She used to be a really amazing artist and photographer, and now all she does is this. Pyramid scheme or what? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Sounds like it but if it works for her why not. Sounds like a flyover job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Bad spam [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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No, actually it's not spam. I seriously am sick of hearing her tell me about this stupid cream. She used to be an interesting person before this started. All she wants to do is sell creams. How can selling cream reward you with a Lexus unless the stuff is seriously carrying huge margins? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:34 PM Flag
[ - ] It's cute and funny how Irish people say "feck!" instead of the real f-word. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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not really [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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It's because when Irish people say the f-word, it sounds seriously violent and scary. After doing two year in Ireland, Americans now sound funny and ineffectual to me, when they say it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Seriously?? This is a horrible stereotype stop it. This is not cool! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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General Topics 10.25.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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How is this a stereotype? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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