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[ - ] Would like to go away this summer to the Bahamas with DH and DS. Are there any good resorts (not Atlantis)? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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Fake. Come on, try harder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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No,am not fake... I am really asking. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Why would this be fake? DH and I stayed at the Pink Sands on Harbour Island and liked it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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One and Only Ocean Club, Nassau [ Reply | More ]
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How old is ds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:21 PM Flag
[ - ] I believe the Cosby accusations. The next question is: Do you think his son was killed by a hit man? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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I don't care about the Cosby accusations because they are so long ago, we will never know for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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This x 1000000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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That you know of. Who says there won't be more allegations from more recent people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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If there are, then I will revisit my thought process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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No. But I don't believe that middle-aged woman was just a "friend" he was with in the wee hours of the morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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Either he's a serial rapist OR someone very bad has been trying to frame him for many years and this is just another sordid plot.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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I always thought the circumstances were odd. Whose ever heard of an anonymous modern day white guy killing an anonymous modern day black guy on along a freeway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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I don't think he's a rapist. I think he's a sleaze ball and women gave into him thinking it was going to get them somewhere. I'd bet the entertainment is full of scum like him. Those women didn't even report it but they'd hire a hit man? Doubtful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Londoners rally outside US embassy for ‘justice for Mike Brown’ 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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awesome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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British were responsible for establishment of slavery in US, lets ask if they want blacks back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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All arranged by David Cameron. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:07 PM Flag
[ - ] I found out my sister in law lied about going to Yale. She has been holding it over me for years, as it validates her in some way. She made the claim that her father, who is deceased, also went to Yale. I'm going to assume that was also a lie. I actually went to Harvard, as did my husband. She never quite seemed like the type, and yesterday I was commenting on my college experiences and asking her questions. She knew pretty much nothing and what she did know was obviously based off of modern day info. So I googled the sport she claimed to play, and alas, no record of her. Similarly, nothing that ties her to the school in the five year span I did research on. She has been playing us for years. How should I handle this? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Perhaps she said "jail" and just has an accent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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Funny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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This is hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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You win UB today! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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ty, ty. I'm here all week! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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I would be very sure before I played this card in any way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Couldn't even find somebody with her first name from the time period! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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You mean you haven't actually called the alumni office? They will confirm if they either do or don't have someone who graduated from Yale. Why are you wasting time with google? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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other than my own linked in, I am not sure anything online would tie me to the school I graduated from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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especially classes from the 80s and 70s. I was trying to find someone I knew went to Yale in the 70s and kept coming up goose eggs on google. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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I emailed them (found info on alumni data page). Didn't think to call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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You can call. They won't give out any other information but they will confirm if they have had a student by that name attend or graduate, or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Thank you. That should have been my first thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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It protects the university from fraud and embarrassment with imposters, so they'll do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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I would say, listen it is pretty clear you didn't got to Yale, or at least did not play sport there. So did you go to college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Does she work? Might be able to find academic records from her firm or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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As long as I've known her, she has never had a real job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Graduate from eighth grade this spring, and look forward to acting like an adult one day. Honestly - who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Lol. It's like the Mad Men episode where Pete reveals Don's true identity to Bert. And Bert says "who cares?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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This is dumb and probably fake as it is impossible to hold Yale over Harvard or Harvard over Yale. You are both just childish if true for trying to hold it over or feel as if it was held over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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That isn't what I meant by holding over. She uses her degree as a way to validate herself in the family, not to compare herself to me, though she makes a point at bringing up my mother' slack of education. It is sort of a, "you can criticize me, but hey, I went to YALE and so did my father, therefor..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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^And this is one of the reasons I always felt funny about it, she always over dramatized the concept of the Ivy League. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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regardless of where you went to school, someone should have called her out on the bs years and years ago. if a room full of adults let her get away with a statement or implication like that, you should all be ashamed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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does she actually use those words or anything like them? I think I would start laughing and break out an "are you kidding?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Not those exact words, of course, but she sort of dances around it. And she has this little thing where she always wants to bring up the topic of education, and then she will talk about how she went to Yale (and so did her father). I think she believes it makes her sound WASPy or intelligent. This is one of the reasons she always sounded a little phony to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Fake, but interesting attempt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Whenever someone starts out with a life story, there's a 90% chance that it's fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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>>particularly when it involves Harvard and Yale. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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I think you need to find a way to not hate your SIL. THis is the only reason anyone would go through all of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:19 PM Flag
[ - ] IS 187 is the best middle school in NYS, but only people from ONE part of Brooklyn are allowed admission. Am I the only one who thinks this is unfair? Why not open admission to all of NYC? Chances are, people from far away aren't going to want to make the commute, but why not give them that option. It seems totally unfair to me. It's like saying Stuy is only for people from Manhattan, and Bx Science is only for people from the Bronx. Totally defeats the purpose of having a gifted school. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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Saying any one school is "the best" is just silly. And Hunter elementary IS only for Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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It is wrong to limit MS or HSs to ONE PART OF A BOROUGH. Wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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Disagree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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I'm not saying it's the best. News outlets reporting on education are saying that it's the best. And if you care about admission to spec hs, you can't beat IS 187, which sends 90% of the graduating 8th grade class to a specialized high school (1/3 go to Stuy). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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Elementary is one thing, but middle school, especially a high-performing gifted one, should be open to all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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D2 keeps most of its schools for that district. NYC has the most segregated schools in the country, yet DeB and Farino will not address zone issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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You post this every time someone mentions schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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Not me, so I guess others feel the same. Maybe DOJ will feel the same at some point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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Oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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The school is so good because of it's demographics -- 74% asian. And the reason it can have those demographics is because it restricts admissions to only D20. So sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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Fair is things like STuy. One test, all can take. Limiting to where you live is wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Limiting to where you live is common in the US [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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The school basically selects the best kids out of a predominantly middle class Asian neighborhood, so of course they are going to have good results. It's not fair, but most middle class white people don't really want to live in D20, so there you have it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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Some parts of D20 are very nice, and rather affordable. We live in Bay Ridge and love it. But it's not trendy, and it's a long commute if you work about 14th street. So there is your trade-off. We would love to move to Manhattan, but are staying put and enduring long-ass commutes to work because we are happy with our d20 schools. It's a trade-off. And there are many good schools in Manhattan too, like Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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(above 14th, is what I meant). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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IS 187 is beating out Mark Twain precisely because IS 187 limits admission to just D20, therefore, ensuring a predominantly asian demographic. Mark Twain is still excellent, but when it comes to test scores and admission to Stuy, it's behind 187, because they are open to the entire city and all demographics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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^^^ My kids didn't make the cut to 187 even though we live in D20 and they had 4s on all 4th grade tests. One ended up going to Mark Twain on the math talent, the other one went to Poly. I would have preferred 187, but am happy with where they are now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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So a school that selects the best Asian kids from a middle class neighborhood is doing really well and sending them on to Stuy. Why is everyone surprised? Seriously, it's a small school. It can't open admissions to everyone in the city. There are 4-across-the-board kids in D20 who aren't getting a seat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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I would live for Stuy to be for only manhattan. My child would defiant sly get in and the demographic wouldn't be 70% asian [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:19 PM Flag
[ - ] What are you doing for dinner tonight? Are you hosting or a guest tomorrow? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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We are going to pick at cheese and olives and drink wine while doing our cooking for tomorrow, when we will be guests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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My fav part of the meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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Fish sticks, oven fries and peas all round this evening. Then a guest tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Probably nothing special tonight--salmon, salad, and rice maybe. Hosting a big dinner at our home in the Hamptons tomorrow (DH and DCs, my parents, my sister and her family, my brother and his partner, 2 best friends and their families). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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some kind of take out or whatever the boxed ;unch for parents is on the pediatric ward tonight :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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I hope your child gets better soon. If you're in the city, order from somewhere good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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that's too bad; so sorry - hope dc is better soon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Had lunch out with DH and dc today. Lentil soup for dinner tonight. Dinner at ILs tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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I picked up dunkin donuts (two bacon egg cheese sandwiches, hashbrowns, coffee) for my ds on the way home from practice. I have two 12 yo girls after their lesson until the other girl's mom gets her. I'm thinking I am going to throw together some mac & cheese with tater tots. It's too cold outside to think very hard about anything complicated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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DH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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divorced [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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I'm making risotto with sausage, spinach and oven-dried tomatoes for dinner tonight. I'm a guest at my uncles but I'm bringing the dressing, green beans and brussels sprouts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Is anyone else so confused how to rank the non-specialized high schools? Beacon or Elro will probably go first, but what about Lab,Baruch,Millennium? Location not that much of an issue. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.26.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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Rank which ever your child likes better if the commute is not a concern. Pick randomly if you can't decide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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I don't like any of them. I don't like specialized either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:22 PM Flag
[ - ] HRAAAACK!!! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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Happy Thanksgiving, MP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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You too! Tuna smoothies for everyone!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
[ - ] DH is usually hot and has great curly hair. Now he cut it and looks like such a dork. So sad. Funny how hair makes or breaks a guy 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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Or woman. Hair is important. [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh, that was so the wrong thing for me to hear right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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What's happening. Alopecea? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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cancer. looking at chemo [ Reply | More ]
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It just sucks because i really like my hair. But I guess most people do. [ Reply | More ]
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NP. I'm so sorry you are going through this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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thank you. Think of all the time I'll be on UB! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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+1 I just finally took a shower after a lazy day, we are probably not leaving the house tonight and I will go to the gym tomorrow so I'll need to wash it again. I blew it out, because why not. I feel so much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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It will grow back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Random poll: Where do your kids go to school, and how do you vote (Republican, Democrat, Independent, etc)? 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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Yale and culinary school; Democrat. [ Reply | More ]
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Cambridge, MA preschool and public...take a guess. [ Reply | More ]
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? Why like it's a big secret. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Duh mass is dem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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And Cambridge is uber Democratic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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It's nickname used to be the People's Republic of Cambridge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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Yep. Still kind of is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Collegiate. Democrat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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ps 166 demo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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MIT, Stanford; Republican (mostly) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Dalton. Democrat. [ Reply | More ]
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University of Richmond, George Mason, democrat. Don't see that changing any time soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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Why George Mason? Isn't that an ultra-conservative college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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Not really. It's huge and has a lot of everything. At any rate, it's me doing the voting, who knows how DC will end up voting. I pray not republican but I have limited control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Doubtful. It's a research university just outside the beltway. [ Reply | More ]
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I would not describe it as utra-conservative, I would say the proffs are open minded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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PS 12, against the incumbent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Saint Ann's, Democrat [ Reply | More ]
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Public elementary. I don't vote, except in a few local elections with issues I care about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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I hate people who think its okay not to vote. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Then you hate over half the country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
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Why? It just makes your vote count all the more. Usually people who don't vote aren't bothered to be informed anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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You should go protest !! [ Reply | More ]
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+1 Public schools; non-voter. I used to vote third party, but I have better things to do with my time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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Chapin and Collegiate. Democrat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Success Academy, Democrat. [ Reply | More ]
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William and Mary Democratic [ Reply | More ]
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Saint Ann's, sometimes Dem, sometimes Inde [ Reply | More ]
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Collegiate, Republican. [ Reply | More ]
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Yale and Trinity. I don't vote based on party. [ Reply | More ]
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University of Chicago - Democrat [ Reply | More ]
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Marymount - democrat [ Reply | More ]
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PS 29, often Democrat [ Reply | More ]
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Stuyvesant, Republican [ Reply | More ]
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Princeton, Williams, BCHS ... I vote for the candidates I like irrespective of party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Why does it take so long to save for a downpayment? :( 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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Because you spent your 20s pissing away your salary on brunch and shoes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Lol, like you know my life... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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We know your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Tell me about it! It seems like such an unattainable goal. Hard as hell to save that much money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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taxes, and you buy more things than you really need. cable and phone are big money eaters per month [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Don't bother. Rent, and put the difference in a more flexible investment. Why be tied to a property? Why pay interest to the banks? Why risk losing it all if you have one bad year? Skip home ownership for a generation. Live like Sri Lankans: If your children end up in the kinds of lives where owning a home makes sense, buy them a home and live in the in-law suite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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Uhm, because you spend too much and earn too little... duh. [ Reply | More ]
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I am the sole breadwinner of the family. It's not easy... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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I'm not judging you, but you asked a question and so I answered it. Is it sympathy you wanted? [ Reply | More ]
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It did sound judgmental but if you didn't mean it that way, that's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:09 PM Flag
[ - ] What should I get my 31 year old wife for Xmas? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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Xanax [ Reply | More ]
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We need a little bit more to go on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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3 kids. budget 50k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Swing by the Balls R Us store, pick up the biggest pair you can muster. I would think it weird if my dh ever came on here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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My husband would rather die. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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she already got that as a wedding gift [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Other dh here. Ignore the bitchy comment above. Some folks here are oddly territorial and live to say nasty things. Then again, you probably already know that. P.S. Nice budget. I'd suggest a Tiffany necklace. How often does a woman not want nice jewelry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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I'm a 31 year old wife and I'd like: A new wool winter coat, new winter hat, iPad mini, gift card to blue mercury/sephora so I can splurge on things I don't normally buy, some new workout gear, earbuds with microphone so I can use them for phone calls, crock pot and gift cert for spa day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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With a 50K budget, I imagine those things are pretty much afterthoughts for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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Lol, I wrote this before seeing that. I think my dh's budget is more like $200, so I might get 2 of these things! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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perfect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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Jewelry is always welcome, especially at that budget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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A valuable piece of antique jewelry, or custom made jewelry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Celine handbag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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art! [ Reply | More ]
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^^that is what I want [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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gold bars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:08 PM Flag
[ - ] I had an interview this morning and I want to send a thank you email to the 2 people who I met with. Since tomorrow is a holiday, should I send it today it? Should I do it on Friday morning? Thanks. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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You are old and will not get the job. Don't bother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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That is the most gratuitously mean post I have ever seen, and there are a lot of mean posts on this board. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Read the other posts here - there is one annoying person on who tires to put others down. Ignore and enjoy the long weekend! GL with you job search! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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not meaner than the you son is a rapist post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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Why is this person on here right now? OP, I would send one Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Fri. morning - they won't be concentrating on work this late in the day before a holiday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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OP-Thank you. I was thinking the same thing but I wasn't sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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I have not been in the corporate world in over a decade but I would imagine that the sooner the better if you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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You should send an Edible Arrangement ASAP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:46 PM Flag
[ - ] My uber straight-laced BIL just ruined his life by re-uniting with the 20 years younger woman he had an affair with years ago. He has kids, a house, a serious job... and of course *had his wife, who I have a real aversion to and always have. He is the LAST person in my world who I would ever guess had an affair. I'm so shocked, but I also think his marriage was so imbalanced for so long this is the only way he could get out from under her. I am awful. Judge away. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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You are awful? Take your word for it, your post is a little confusing. How exactly did he "ruin his life". He might have improved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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Not getting this. why are you awful? How did he ruin his life if he left a shrew and is happier? How long ago was the affair? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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OP-- he claims to want to be in the relationship with his wife, but he dials up this young miss from his past and leaves a paper trail a mile long, so I think that YES he will be happier, and I'm secretly glad he's leaving her. Therefore I'm a a piece of work myself! But they're picture perfect on paper and I'm just enthralled with the sheer drama of the timing (this relapse of his was this week) and the unbelievably Updike-ian story line of it all. People really do lose control sometimes. I would have sooner believed he had a nervous breakdown, but maybe this is the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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Eh, a lot of men put up a good appearance but most are pretty weak when it comes to sex and pretty girls. When I was single I met a guy who was on a dating website. He was married and claimed he just wanted the conversation, as he was bored in a lab all day long. Pretty quickly he started suggesting we meet. He was totally straight laced, boy scout leader, church elder, etc. I cut it off when he started writing porn stories for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:06 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD DS in second grade. Needs activity so doing sports or activities likely 4 days a week. One parent can do pick up regular time after school one day a week (imagine Weds at 3 rather than other days at 5) but that day DC wants to do a particular activity with a friend but hasn't had long standing interest in this particular activity.. Parent cannot change early pick-up day. Let kid do sport because he wants to or spend afternoon with parent. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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Spend afternoon with parent. We do what works best for the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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how is it not best for the family to have the kid do the activity he wants? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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You don't have to cater to every whim of the child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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OR: This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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Geez, let the kid do the activity he wants. It doesn't matter if a parent picks him up and spends the afternoon with him, as long as he enjoys his day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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You have to do what makes you life easier sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I a bad mom? 3.5 year old DS (only child) literally wants ME to play with him every second today. I WOH, but took off and kept him home from daycare. I spent 7-11 playing different things here and there, then we went out to lunch and he had a change of scenery and played as well. Now, we are home and he's asking me to play with him again - I can't.. I need a break. Sometimes, he's ok about when I say that I need some time, but today he's super clingy. We usually go to the playground so he can run around with other kids etc. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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Yeah, you're not being a very good mom. He gets this one special day with you, and you can't suck it up and do what he likes to do for one day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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I really don't get this. I have to work, and if I get a day off, all I can think about is spending every minute of it with DCs. Maybe you just don't have parental genes, and weren't meant to have children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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^No judgment intended; some people just don't have the kind of temperament that lets them play children's games all day long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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NP FU. Everyone needs down time and 3.5 yr olds game can be dully. OP put on a show and get yourself an hour break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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There is a lonely, cranky person on today. Maybe no one to spend TG with, or already drunk in anticipation of some annoying inlaw's visit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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excuse me? you said OP wasn't meant to have children. How does that make anyone else angry or cranky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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Not you - the rude poster above. I was agreeing with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Oh, sorry. Yes. Meanie on now. And gratuitously and not even funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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^^^ and I didn't say that OP doesn't have parental genes. Should have said I was NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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While I agree that a parent *should* be able to play with her child for one measly day, I think at least half of playtime should be the child on her own, just on principle. Kids need to learn to entertain themselves and use their imaginations, and they need to develop independence and self-reliance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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He will be fine entertaining himself for 20 minutes while you relax. Someone here once said that her mom had a rule at home that whenever her mom drank her coffee, they were not supposed to talk to her. I think this is a great rule.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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OP here - yikes, I don't have parental genes because I find it really hard to play and play and play and play and play....and play some more with a 3.5 year old. Yes, we have played everything under the sun with my full attention for HOURS, I need some down time to recharge - hence why I am here at 3:45pm and not at 8am.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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you are fine. Ignore the crank. put the TV on and spend an hour recharging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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You are so weak. I can't believe you were beaten by a 3yo. Have you had your iron checked? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Seriously? Put on a show or let him play/read by himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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I was you. I would take dc to stores to look around (Barnes and Noble, Target) because I can't play all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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You should have had a girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Of course he's super clingy! He got a surprise extra day off with mom all to himself - he's psyched and wants to take full advantage. You probably should have left him in daycare for the day, to keep his routine intact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:06 PM Flag
[ - ] UB is my equivalent to stress eating. I haven't been on in days. I have a project I MUST finish and don't want to. So here I am. Talk some sense into me please! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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What's the project? Let's talk it out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Finish project and go home. Happy Thanksgiving! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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You can read UB but not post anything. This will help your mind to think about priorities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Roll call: Where are you spending the holidays and with who? 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Home (UWS) with DH, DCs, brother and his partner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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East Hampton, immediate family only. Bliss! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Hamptons with extended family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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Us too, what are you up to? We walked on the beach this morning before the rain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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Leaving in an hour when DH gets home from work : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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Have a safe trip. There is some flooding out here already [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Thanks! I'm anxious to start making our way out already! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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You mean, "with whom." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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np. As soon as I saw the post, I knew someone with nothing worthwhile to say would point that out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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Lanai with immediate family only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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Out East. Family and extended family. Old college friends (three couples and their kids). Coworker and his family that are from France and never experienced Thanksgiving. The house will be full and fun! Also letting the staff have 'Black Friday' off and we will all be on our own for 'left overs' etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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Awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Wow...will you be able to cope? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Queens with DH's family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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Bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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Why does that make me a bitch? I love them and it's fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Because you are a fat bitch. Go back to the farm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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LOL. So not true but enjoy your delusions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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np go back to your wine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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What a bizarre comment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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????? Wow. Someone needs a whole lotta therapy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Home, alone. Cannot wait! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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Nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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In Flyover with DH's family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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In Oxford, MS with DH's family. I need wine already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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Palm Beach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Martha's Vineyard, sister and her family, husband and our two young adult kids - and a neighbor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Vineyard too with husband,15,17 yr old kids - and 37 yr old son, dil and my 2 grand kids. Neighbor couple will be joining us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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home. immediate family. so nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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Home -- eating at ILs 10 minutes away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Cutchogue with my parents, dh, 4/5 dcs and dd's husband. + my two best friends and their immediate families/parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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+ my aunt, uncle, and cousin! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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I'm on the north fork, too. Just dcs and dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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NYC with my parents, DH, DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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in-laws. every year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Memphis with my parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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And DH and DCs, sisters and their families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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Home - E.20s with husband, ds, bil, sil and a few friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Michigan with DH's family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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Harlem with our good friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:03 PM Flag
[ - ] 2.5 yo DS taking an extra long nap. Oh, well there goes bedtime. At least DH will be home... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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wake him up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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lucky! My 2.5yo woke after just over an hour and was a bear for another 45 mins! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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This is a nap inducing weather. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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