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[ - ] Best dog for a cabin home? Rural, wildlife including bear, snow in winter, can get to 100 in summer, pet cat too, and occasionally guests bring (small) dogs and children. We do lots of hiking, so a dog that is good off leash is a must. I hate cleaning house and prefer the dog stay outside but DH wants inside too. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:26 AM Flag
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Example: Siberian Husky. Pros: winter, hiking, outside, pretty, fur brushes debris out... Cons: cats, off leash, bear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:28 AM Flag
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Another example: Leonberger. Pros: huge, winter, bear, family friendly, new dog owner friendly... Cons: summer heat, hiking, health problems/genetics [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:29 AM Flag
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You shouldn't let a dog off leash to hike, especially with so much wildlife. You have to have a dog extremely well trained not to take off after a deer, or a rabbit. It's a good way to lose your dog. Also, almost all very large breeds have heart problems and short lifespans. My Anatolian Shepard was great in the snow and heat, though - and was a great hiker and swimmer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:32 AM Flag
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How was he/she around pets? I hear they can be aggressive / dominant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Apparently the DH of a lady I know who lives in San Francisco got into an altercation with a homeless psycho and ended up smashing the guy in the face with a short metal bar used to hold weights, and put the guy in the hospital with serious injuries. He was interviewed by police but not detained. Is the homeless situation really getting THAT bad in SF? Why do people paying such high rents choose to tolerate this state of affairs? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:25 AM Flag
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Why did he hit the homeless man? That's horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:36 AM Flag
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Because the guy randomly shoved a lady who was walking down the street near their window and was yelling at her like a maniac. The DH ran out to confront him and tell him to back off. Instead of backing off, the guy advanced on the DH with a screwdriver, at which point, as she put it, the DH "destroyed his face" and may have put him into a well-deserved coma. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:41 AM Flag
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Seems a bit extreme [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:54 AM Flag
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Someone who attacks a random passer-by needs to be stopped by whatever means necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 05:17 AM Flag
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i was chased 2 blocks by a screaming homeless man there. i dont blame the dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:36 AM Flag
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Why did Robin Williams kill himself when he had the money to get world class treatment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:44 AM Flag
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What? He was suffering from dementia. It wasn't Parkinson's. You didn't know that now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 05:07 AM Flag
[ - ] I have so many problems I don't even know where to start. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:14 AM Flag
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Sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:27 AM Flag
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What's up? I'm waiting for a date to text me so I can dump him. Your sitch has got to be better than mine... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:39 AM Flag
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Start with the smallest problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:40 AM Flag
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Do not worry about your troubles. I can assure you mine are much greater. Did Einstein really say that? Smug little prick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:46 AM Flag
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I do too. I'm a freaking alcoholic and don't know how to stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:51 AM Flag
[ - ] 5 yo DC has already read all of Bone and Amulet and Rick Riordan. What are some other books he might enjoy? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:36 AM Flag
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My father's dragon, the enormous egg, roald dahl, EB white, tin-tin or Asterix comics. Might also get him started on non-fiction like the Unusual Animals book, which my son loved... While it's ambitious, I always suggest the Dinotopia series for bedtime or independent reading because they're brilliant :) It's hard to find books for boys so please update with more books if you think of any... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:07 AM Flag
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We are reading Dahl at bedtime these days...already did charlottes web, he has tin tin and asterix. Thank you so much for the other suggestions!! Really useful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:13 AM Flag
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This is super dorky, but I pass it on in good faith...my son loves cars, and I found the speed racer books to be cheesy but good natured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:22 AM Flag
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Your 5 year old has read ALL of Rick Riordan's books? Come on now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Question about following rules. At our UMC pool club, there are very clear rules of not eating or drinking (other than water) outside of the picnic area. So even though there are tables pool side, you are forbidden from eating. The intent is obvious, to avoid bugs, spills, garbage on the pool deck. However, many parents let their young kids sneak food in the area. Sitting under a towel etc. To me, you are teaching you kid to 1) Not follow rules you find inconvenient 2) That it only matters if you get caught. Thoughts? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:22 AM Flag
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Since my kid has severe food allergies, I don't appreciate that, but I'm not sure it's harmful in other ways. Just no glass by the pool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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You need to get laid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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LOL funny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:27 AM Flag
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Ha ha.. also applies to cups on the table lady below. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:30 AM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:41 AM Flag
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Sounds like a boring place, although I agree rules should be followed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:26 AM Flag
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Whats boring? Would you enjoy a chip bag that someone dropped floating next to you in the pool or ants everywhere from a spilled juice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:27 AM Flag
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No, but I don't hang with slobs. Sorry this is the demographic of your UMC pool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:29 AM Flag
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I am so happy you have weighed in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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Always glad to comment! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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Lol, so true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Nanny quit and her last day is Friday. I really love her a do does my don. I feel like she broke up with me am so heartbroken and on a practical level, have not been able to find a replacement. And I work FT. Kill me now. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:20 AM Flag
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don? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:21 AM Flag
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Don't go against the family, Vito. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:29 AM Flag
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I know it was you fredo. You broke my heart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:33 AM Flag
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Just remember that it's probably not personal. Hope you find a new one soon! I know this can be stressful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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^so does my son. Sorry, fat fingers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:28 AM Flag
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It's a tough situation. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:29 AM Flag
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Would you hire a nanny that was 25 yrs old,Russian (not legal ),speaks English well,no nanny experience and no kids of her own ?How much would you pay her?Trying to get a feel for a friend's girlfriend coming to the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:31 AM Flag
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No way. This woman is American, legal, college educated, and in her early 30s. She has been perfect for us. I am so depressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:33 AM Flag
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Text all your nanny's nanny friends. They might know someone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:42 AM Flag
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I don't have access [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:48 AM Flag
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Get their numbers by Friday!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:53 AM Flag
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I asked for her help looking. Way am I supposed to do, swipe her phone?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:58 AM Flag
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Did you post the opening/wanted ad on the FB site/Meetup DLs/care.com/Columbiaio board etc? It takes time. You could try au pairs too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:44 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:06 AM Flag
[ - ] People have no manners. Today I went shopping and I saw a couple leave their coffee cups on a table. They left their garbage on a table and left the store. Savages. I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I was annoyed on behalf of the people working there. And yes, I did pick up the cups and asked the sales associate where their garbage is. I worked retail in high school, I take stuff like this personally, lol 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:16 AM Flag
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Ok then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:19 AM Flag
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it's not OK then. That's the point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:20 AM Flag
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I'm the same way fortunately or unfortunately. Hate the concept that others will clean up for you but think this spans all classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:20 AM Flag
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It's funny because I've worked at J. Crew and I've worked at Saks. A lot of people act like the Saks customer would be a nightmare, but really, it was the opposite. The Saks customer valued my opinion, was happy to plop down on a couch next to me, have a glass of wine, show me her vacation pictures, tell me how her kids are doing, and then she'll spend $15k like it's no big deal. The J. Crew customer likes to play princess for a day, talk down to everyone, leave their trash all over the store, and act like they're doing us a favor when they spend $350. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:17 AM Flag
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People with real money are secure with themselves so they can actually be nicer than strivers. Often Saks customers are interested in personal shoppers and try to keep a good relationship with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:33 AM Flag
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There are also people without "real money" who grew up with manners and a sense of looking out for others. Please don't make this about UPC and rich people. That's offensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:46 AM Flag
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I was talking about strivers. Not regular people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 05:11 AM Flag
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It's so true, and some customers were so loyal. They wouldn't want to talk to me unless they cleared it with their favorite salesperson. I complain about my retail experiences a lot, but Saks was the best store that I've worked in. I joke about writing a book, the behind the scenes politics can be very fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:49 AM Flag
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This is so true socially too. DH and I are academics, so don't have nearly as much money or status as a lot of the families at our TT. Some of the strivers shun us because of this, but the truly wealthy families don't treat us any differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 05:07 AM Flag
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I also try to keep my hotel room neat when the maids come to clean. I wonder how much of a pigsty other people's rooms must be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:21 AM Flag
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You are me! I even make my bed! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:23 AM Flag
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I work in retail too and while people doing this is thoughtless, I also don't get worked up by it--so many things would make my blood boil. I practice zen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you hire a nanny that was 25 yrs old,Russian (not legal ),speaks English well,no nanny experience and no kids of her own ?How much would you pay her?Trying to get a feel for a friend's girlfriend coming to the US. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 02:55 AM Flag
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Not legal? Don't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 02:56 AM Flag
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You hire? What is rate? You know rich man? Yes I like job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 02:58 AM Flag
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Lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:24 AM Flag
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You fun. We go out? Can get idiot men to buy drinks. You like older man? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 04:26 AM Flag
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No!!!! I would never hire somebody who did not have referrals and experience. She may be coming to the U.S. to party - and your kids will be a very low priority. Also - if she is illegal, you could be in trouble. Finally - never mix business and and friendships. If this turns into a disaster, you may lose your friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:01 AM Flag
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No, would not hire a person here illegally no matter their credentials. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:09 AM Flag
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Lol. You are definitely not on west coast. 90% of nannies are illegal ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:25 AM Flag
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Yes, I'm on the east coast, but I have my principles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:27 AM Flag
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Jeez happy to be on the east coast in that case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:37 AM Flag
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No I would not. Not legal, no experience with kids... never met her, this is a no brainer surely? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:10 AM Flag
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NFW [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:19 AM Flag
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Why on earth would you even consider this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:21 AM Flag
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I only pay in the books. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:22 AM Flag
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Why the hell would anyone do that? Do you care about your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:24 AM Flag
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Of course not, that would be crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 03:36 AM Flag
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