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[ - ] Long shot: Does anybody know someone in NYC who would make a house call to repair a grandfather clock? Mine stopped chiming. Thanks! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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Lmgtfy [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you--saw them online and thought they looked good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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They are the BEST!!! It's a family business on lex ave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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Hmmm. Not sure what you're saying but I'm positive I'm being mocked! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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Let Me Google That For You [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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Oh, got it. I did google it and there were quite a few that came up--I asked on here because I was looking to see if someone had direct experience with a particular repair shop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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There is a shop on Hudson south of Christopher (couple blocks) on east side of street - they fixed my cucko clock . Don't know if they make house calls. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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Thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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Call Christie's or Sotheby's and ask for a referral [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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That could be a euphemism for something else. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Feel bad that I wasn't able to get book/dvd's for dc's easter basket. They were with me all day today and hate just to give candy. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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Yeah, I hate it when a holiday just magically happens the next day and I didn't know about it ahead of time [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I will get a divorce before I allow some Directv guy to drill a hole in my new roof. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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^does anyone have any good or bad satellite dish installation stories? [ Reply | More ]
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It is nbd. They are small - these are not the massive dishes of the old days. They go on the edge of a garage roof or whatever - no risk to structure and not highly visible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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can't you stake it somewhere on the property? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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klassy [ Reply | More ]
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better then holes in my roof [ Reply | More ]
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but I assume they still have to drill a hole to get into the attic somehow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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thru the ridge vent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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We have a small dish for Direct TV on our home on Martha's Vineyard. Dir TV has been great and the dish is about the size of a small pizza. The guy was very careful in installing and discussed various options with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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DirectTv is the best! Are you worried about the holes from the satellite or running the cable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:30 AM Flag
[ - ] 1yo has a cough. She is sleeping terribly. Ped checked her out, it's nothing serious. But how long will it last? Exhausted! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Benedril [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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Humidifier and let her sleep propped up in stroller by your bed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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Would a bit of Tylenol help for comfort? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:04 AM Flag
[ - ] Events at MSG, auto shows and karaoke are NOKD. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Damn! Did I miss the Auto show karaoke event at MSG? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:37 AM Flag
[ - ] I posted earlier about substituting sour cream for buttermilk in a pound cake recipe. Diluted the sour cream with a little milk - cake came out perfectly. Thanks, everybody. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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My suggestion rules! My meatloaf was famous around here for a little while too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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OP...I love my meatloaf (the Quaker Oats recipe my mom made) but happy to have another. Do tell. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:25 AM Flag
[ - ] What are some areas where you depart from traditional modern orthodoxy? For example, I think the phrase "diversity is our strength" is wishful thinking. I don't mind living/working/existing in a monoculture. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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I believe that marriage is for life and is monogamous, unless the other person breaks the contract first (infidelity, abuse, etc). Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Why apologize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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Abortion is murder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you rather have a formal dining room or a family room (assuming you already have a living room and a small dining area ? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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how small of dining area? I like having a dining room, but i like having dinner parties (formal and informal - but you still need a place to eat) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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We can seat our family comfortable and that's pretty much it. We have an outdoor dining area that can accommodate 12 and is almost always usable (LA) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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then maybe the family room, would be nice to have two areas when the kids get older [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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Family room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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I like dining room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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+1 We rarely use our formal living room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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Formal dining room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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SoCal mom? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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dining room, I don't understand the need for both a family room and a living room. the formal living room never gets used unless it is open to the other rooms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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It is open [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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+1. Seems like a duplication of space. But in OP's case it sounds like they'd never use a dining room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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we find it nice to have a place to sit and kids get the other room, they don't want to hang with mom and dad at 15 (or at least for any length of time that is), no fighting over tv, or xbox, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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so the living room had duplicate tv or is just a sitting area? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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we have a tv in both rooms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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family room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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Family room - if you're the same poster Re getting your husband on board for the family room, I'm totally on your side. We turned our formal dining room into a pantry and now have an open Family/Dining area and it's definitely the best use of space for us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Good Manhattan thrift stores. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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Don't waste your time at the ones on 3rd Ave on the UES. A lot of junky 80's blazers and mismatched sets of China. [ Reply | More ]
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*china [ Reply | More ]
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Mskcc thrift store [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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I hate that they make you check your bag at the front. Who is going to try to shoplift a Liz Claiborne blouse from 1997? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:51 PM Flag
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The workers there are total morons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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I think they are volunteers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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Second hand furniture store, recently moved to St. George's Church - Park/21st(approx) is fabulous. Great prices and good stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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+1 but furniture only [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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My friend used to have good luck at St Lukes in the village, but she scoured it regularly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone read the Atlantic article "The Confidence Gap"? It explored how and why professional women express less confidence in their abilities than men do. I'm in the middle of it now. Has anyone else read it? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Not yet, but I am watching g this post and just book marked the article. Thanks! Will check back later [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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OP - The article really gets into the science of the behavioral and biological differences between men and women with respect to confidence. It also discusses the influence of nurture. Probably my favorite line so far: "But while being a “good girl” may pay off in the classroom, it doesn’t prepare us very well for the real world." [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am constantly worried that I will die young and leave my kids. How do I stop the constant worrying, it's taking over my life. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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Therapy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Oh, please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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It got better as they grew older and became more self sucI think it gets better when they become older and a little more self sufficient. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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^ Perhaps it would make you feel better to get things in order. Write a will, write them letters, talk to family to plan what would happen in the event of... and then put it all out of your mind, know you have prepared as best you could and forget about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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Good advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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It was interesting reading the Goldfinch. Even an absolute worst case scenario can kind of work out. np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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I do this too. I know I need therapy, and you probably do too. It's normal to worry, but not when it starts to feel like it is taking over your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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You're not that young. Better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:30 AM Flag
[ - ] Have to bring a salad tomorrow to my sis house. I have spinach, spring mix, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. That should be fine right? Was thinking about taking some minced garlic mixing with evoo and fresh squeezed lemon juice as a dressing. Sounds ok? I'm not a cook and she is picky as hell but this is what I usually do for myself at home (I would usually add egg whites, beans and chicken but this is just a side so I won't do that). Thanks for any ideas 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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I take spinach, grape tomatoes, blue cheese and almonds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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Yes, excellent idea. Walnuts, pecans would do too. Some sliced fennel would add an impressive touch, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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I like the rule that salad should contain lettuce, a fruit, a cheese and a nut. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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no garlic, too strong a flavor. and just lemon juice? blech [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:31 AM Flag
[ - ] UES moms: Everytime I go into Grace's, I feel like I'm surrounded my mean old ladies. I've never gone in there and NOT seen an old lady yelling at someone, whether it's a guy at the deli counter, a cashier, or another customer. What's with this? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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That is the typical UES mature woman. They're nasty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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But something about Grace's makes them even nastier than usual. Maybe the tight space? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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There was a big post a few months ago about the UES "MOLs". Apparently they've been this way forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Really? I have been going there my whole life and I don't think I have ever seen that. Maybe they are just mad that it's moving? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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Me either, I'm right up 71st and go there daily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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My theory is there are lots of older ladies on that part of UES (high 60s/low 70s) and they probably never had to work, so didn't develop the social skills to deal with people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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I'm looking forward to being an old lady and yelling at everyone, unfiltered! They don't really care what you think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:17 AM Flag
[ - ] Ozzy Osbourne used to be really good-looking - what happened? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Drugs. He did a lot of drugs. He is also close to 70. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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Drugs [ Reply | More ]
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Wow..he was really handsome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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I had the same response--wow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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he was a baby in that picture - 40 years has gone by if not more from that picture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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40 years and a whole lot of partying. [ Reply | More ]
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I always thought Kelly took after her mom but she shares a lot of resemblence to the young Ozzie. [ Reply | More ]
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^^better way to say it: resembles Ozzie. [ Reply | More ]
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She is meh, her smile is like the joker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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Figures someone would find something negative to say about someone. [ Reply | More ]
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That is a flattering picture, he was always pretty homely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:32 AM Flag
[ - ] If someone agrees to be my job reference 4 years ago, should I double check with him now if I am looking for a new job again? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, and bring him up to date on what you are doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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Yes, and also ask people who you've worked with more recently. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. I usually give my references the scoop on the job I'm applying for so they can think about what they would like to highlight. Sometimes I'll even send them the job description. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Trying to decide what to do with our open floor plan living area. There is a designated dining area off the kitchen (large enough for a table that seats 8, 3 on each side and 2 at each end) but dh feels strongly about also have a formal dining area. We have little kids and I don't plan on hosting a 12 person sit down dinner anytime soon. Plus we live in SoCal and have a huge outdoor dining table that's usable 99% of the time. How do I convince him to forget formalities and make this place functional? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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Most people here (myself included) live in apartments that are 2000sq ft or less so can't really relate! I wish I had space to disagree over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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Well for reference this house is 2300sq ft. Dd will have her own room but when db 2 comes she will not have a playroom. The living room is small and I'd like to make the other area (that dh thinks can only be a dining room) a family room type area with bookshelves, maybe even a library feel...It just seems stupid to waste that space, I mean I guess the kids can play under the dining room table lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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How about a combo room like this - click on the picture in the left column with the bookcases http://www.lillybunn.com/projects4.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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#4 of 10 is one of the pictures I showed dh! So yes, we are on the same page! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:51 PM Flag
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"DD will not have a play area" doesn't help. Signed, another NYC mom who's daughters play area is the living room in our 1200 sq. ft apt and who feels lucky with this much space. ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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I know I know... I was just pointing out that the living area will be her playroom, our office, den, everything... which is why I want to have more living space and less dining space. I mean come ON, what couple with young kids throws sit down dinner parties? It's asinine... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone else here watch Southern Charm on Bravo? That insane redhead actually gave birth to Thomas Ravenal's baby thus week! 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:09 PM Flag
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My college-level TV blacks out Bravo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:13 PM Flag
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Your loss! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:15 PM Flag
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Gee, my grad school TV lets in through. [ Reply | More ]
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What the what? I had no idea! She's so young and he's so old! (in comparison) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 10:58 PM Flag
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Of course I had to Google, but it said the baby was born March 24 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:00 PM Flag
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For whatever reason they kept it hush hush until this week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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and he is such a scumbag - only a 21 yr old will have him, she is too young and stupid to know better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:00 PM Flag
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And maybe sees some money in her future? [ Reply | More ]
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I heard she was pregnant. She had such good judgement, discussing that she wasn't sure who the father was during her pregnancy scare on the show. Klassy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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He was talking about going after a political career again. This doesn't seem the way to go about it-reality show, child with a 21 yr old who is not your wife....just saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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Do you think she's the one posting asking for southern names? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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Ha she named her dd Kensington. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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No what I'd choose.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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