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[ - ] Foreign mom here. I was speaking to an older American woman who told me that this hate against immigrants is not new. The target used to be Irish immigrants, then Italians and now Hispanics. So is it safe to say that this hatred is not really racism, but a problem with immigrants regardless of color? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Look at world history. Same shit over and over, everyone gets a turn to be the scapegoat. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, there are always groups on the bottom. There would be groups on the bottom even if there were no immigration, but immigrants are always an easy target. Humans have always been about "us" vs. "them" ... even when you're intellectually above it, it's a basic survival instinct that makes us distrust and fear what is unfamiliar to us. [ Reply | More ]
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unless you are from Iceland, there is a history of it from your country too [ Reply | More ]
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It's about competition for scarce resources: jobs, spots on decent public schools, school and hospital quality, tax dollars being wasted on illegals in the form of welfare in the Democratic cities that refuse to enforce current federal law regarding checking legal status before handing in welfare. Ultimately, Americans have to choose: borders & welfare, or no borders and no welfare. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't forget HOUSING! tons of Section 8 $ is wasted on illegals in NYC and those apartments could be going to law abiding Americans instead. [ Reply | More ]
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Would it bother if most Section 8 was going to African Americans? I don't see a ton of white Americans in the city who make that little to qualify for housing. [ Reply | More ]
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RM would definitely be complaining about this. [ Reply | More ]
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It definitely has to do with racism. I'm not going to get into whether I agree that white ethnic groups experienced the same kind of hostility (topic for another thread) but you have to keep in mind that when Italians, for example, first got here, they actually were viewed as being of a different race than white Protestants. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Irritable bowel flare up! What helps? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Taking iron helps me (if diarrhea is your problem). [ Reply | More ]
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peppermint tea. Even peppermint gum helps. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm looking for the person on here who used to write letter to prisoners including a murderer who she read about in a news story. Are you still on here? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:37 PM Flag
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There was an article on The Post about this. Her name is Kelly Kreth. http://nypost.com/2015/04/11/9633543/ [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think I am that person but I had a correspondence for many years with an old classmate serving life without parole. He got our alumni magazine in prison and my name and address were there. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: why do you write him ? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't anymore. I stopped when he started asking for financial favors. He wanted me to settle a prison debt by having a CD sent to another prisoner through Amazon. Some hard core rap CD. I did it, but I started backing off after that. It was interesting for a while, but long term prisoners learn to be manipulative, it just took me a while to figure it out. [ Reply | More ]
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So he wrote you out of the blue and you wrote back? Did you know him before? Did he even go to your alma mater or just find the magazine in a stack there? [ Reply | More ]
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No, I knew him personally from school. He was a year behind me, he committed his crime the year after I graduated. He and my boyfriend were dorm mates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone unfriended anyone on FB strictly because of differing politics? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but more so because of their poor judgment of advertising/debating it on fb [ Reply | More ]
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yep [ Reply | More ]
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my mother unfriended everyone who isn't voting third party. for real. [ Reply | More ]
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She must have like 2 friends [ Reply | More ]
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i think she has 5 now. i think it was just an excuse to help wean herself off of it. she had like 1000 before and said she was spending too much time on it. [ Reply | More ]
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Yea [ Reply | More ]
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No. I like diversity in my FB feed. It's boring when all my FB friends are all the same. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but I also realized I didn't really like them anyway. [ Reply | More ]
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Hell yea. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but like others, it was that they expressed views I found offensive as part of it, and I didn't really like them anyway. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Tantrum-y trump! Love that 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Please tell me why Taylor and Huddleston are faking a relationship. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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She's trying to get back at Calvin and he's trying to get famous. [ Reply | More ]
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He already is famous [ Reply | More ]
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Semi. The night manager and those avengers/Thor movies. This definitely raised his profile and name recognition. [ Reply | More ]
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Why would she choose him? He's unattractive, is he a great actor or something? [ Reply | More ]
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He actually is a really good actor. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, for him, it isn't as much fame as image. There are rumors (I won't say whether they are true or not) that he is gay, or at least not very "manly." He wants to be the next Bond, so his team felt that a very high-profile relationship with a woman would go a long way to raising his sex appeal with women. And who has more high-profile relationships that Taylor Swift. Fortunately, the timing worked out with Calvin Harris's accident revealing he was with another woman, so she had to move on anyway. [ Reply | More ]
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She couldn't be alone during recorded tape gate [ Reply | More ]
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Her- idk. It makes her look bad - like she cheated on Calvin. Don't know either well but Calvin seems hotter than Tom. Tom is with her because I never heard of him until he was & I take my kids to the advengers movies. [ Reply | More ]
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No, Calvin actually was cheating on her, so she had to move on. Although there is a claim that her relationships aren't real, so "cheating" is relative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Remember Obama and Chelsea's mama took out Osama 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ugh no normal people on on Saturdays [ Reply | More ]
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wot do u mean? [ Reply | More ]
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Lay off the 'wot' for crying out loud. It's old and tacky and low rent. [ Reply | More ]
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wot's your problem doll? [ Reply | More ]
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wat means wig [ Reply | More ]
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Obama and Chelsea have the same mother? [ Reply | More ]
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And these posts are Shitorama [ Reply | More ]
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Anyone want to talk about the finale of Outlander? No? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] wot is chaz short for? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Chaztyn [ Reply | More ]
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Chazz [ Reply | More ]
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Cheese [ Reply | More ]
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Charles [ Reply | More ]
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chastity [ Reply | More ]
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The "wot" troll strikes again! [ Reply | More ]
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I hate him [ Reply | More ]
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i dunt care wot u think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I am a new mom so don't know this this is nbd or major (because everything feels major to me). My baby has one eye that's kind of red and swollen.. Should I go to emergency after hours with all the sick kids or wait until Monday? Thanks! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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Call the doctor hotline and speak to a nurse. Its probably a bug bite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:13 PM Flag
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It's more inside the eye :( but ok [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have pets? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:15 PM Flag
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Yes.. A dog [ Reply | More ]
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Is it possible there is a dog hair in there? Or that she touched the dog and then touched her eye? Or anything like that? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but he didn't see the dog all day yesterday or night and then woke up with it. But the hair theory is likely because dog sheds a ton .. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe a stye? Or pink eye? I would go to dr. Can't you hold baby so it doesn't have contact with other kids and toys? [ Reply | More ]
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Germs are also airbourne [ Reply | More ]
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Omg. I know, just suggesting precautions op can take. Then put a bird flu mask on the kid. [ Reply | More ]
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Call your dr. They will direct u, not UB [ Reply | More ]
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How old? If newborn, could be a blocked tear duct. [ Reply | More ]
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Put a few drops of breastmilk in her eye. This is what our ped told me to do and whatever it was cleared up almost immediately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Even cnn Is talking about these leaked emails. Sanders voters are furious. Not good going into a convention where you are suppose to win over his voters. Wtf are they doing? The most corrupt people I have ever seen. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:06 PM Flag
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NINE ... [ Reply | More ]
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As bad as Ted Cruz not endorsing Trump or Melania plagiarizing her speech from an Obama? We'll see. [ Reply | More ]
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This! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone here fainted before? I did last night at a baseball game. It was so scary and miserable. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Hope you're feeling better today. [ Reply | More ]
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I am. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. Woke up to my mother slapping me. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes at doctors offices. The worst [ Reply | More ]
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At least you were already at the doctors. I fell onto the nasty floor of a baseball stadium and had to be wheel chaired to the first aid area. And we were there with my son's baseball team and all of their families. Lol. So embarrassing. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh wow. How is your kid doing. They must have been scared & embarrassed. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. At 16 when I saw my dad in the hospital hooked up to all sorts of machines. That was almost 40 years ago and was the only time. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, in college, awful. I got overheated. I started seeing spots and could feel my legs collapsing under me, then woke up feeling completely dizzy and nauseous, had to sit with my head between my knees. This sounds dramatic but for a few minutes I almost felt like I was going to die. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. I didn't quite feel like death, but close. It was really hot and claustrophobic and I started sweating my ass off. Disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, about once a year. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I woke up early today even tho I could sleep in. What a nice time to be in the house, quiet while everyone else is sleeping! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I wake up at dawn, usually. A little before 5am. I sit in the dim light in bed with my iPad and my dog. He knows to stay on the bed until he sees me putting on my shoes, then he knows it's time to go walk. It's a very peaceful time. UB's usually not awake with me, though. [ Reply | More ]
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Spam time on UB [ Reply | More ]
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Good dog! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 3 things I fear: Obama, Osama and Chelsea's mama!!!!!! I'm out of here. Peace. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ily!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Um, Jerry Falwell Jr. said that at the RNC. [ Reply | More ]
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One of those three is dead. [ Reply | More ]
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-_- [ Reply | More ]
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Who cares? [ Reply | More ]
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Obama and Chelsea's mama killed Osama. [ Reply | More ]
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Not Trump? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I think someone who hasn't been elected as a Gov, Senator or Congrest person, especially a business person like Trump. would have a tough time showing his/her tax returns. CPA help business owners, landlords and investors do things, that might not be illegal, but certainly don't look good in the sunlight. Trumps tax returns and strategies were no doubt designed to be between him, God and the IRS. Just saying. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Pretty sure he's an atheist [ Reply | More ]
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It's already been remarked upon that he's the only Republican candidate in history not to thank God in his acceptance speech. [ Reply | More ]
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Like hillary? [ Reply | More ]
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She's a church-attending Methodist. Trump doesn't attend any church. I don't care either way, I don't think you need to believe in God to be President, but I find it weird that Trump has the evangelical vote. Bizarre to me. [ Reply | More ]
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Nobody gives a shit. They are more worried about jobs and immigration and terrorism. You know and cops being slaughtered. And hillarys lies and the new DNC leaked emails and the new dem vp taking gifts. What a crazy world. [ Reply | More ]
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EIGHT !! [ Reply | More ]
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I love that you guys are now going to start talking about the VP and gifts. That penny is going to be some serious copper wire pretty shortly if that's all you've got. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't give a shit about any of this overblown drama. [ Reply | More ]
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Middle class does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:07 PM Flag
[ - ] I feel so down. My family can afford to trips a year. Once a year we rent a house in South carolina, once a year we camp for a week. I love going awsy, camping, hiking, being with my family. This year my boys and 5th went on a camping trip through boy scouts. So this is this year's vacation. They want to go again next year. But I feel cut out. I'm left home to water the grass and take care of the dogs? That's it? I have the right to say no to this right? 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:44 PM Flag
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Take yourself on a vacation while they're at boy scout camp. [ Reply | More ]
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Read much? np [ Reply | More ]
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Let your kids grow up and take your own holiday. What are you going to do when they move out? [ Reply | More ]
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When they move out I will vaction with dh, I don't feel like I need to practice for when they are gone [ Reply | More ]
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Go had and have a pity party but you'd be happier if you found solutions. [ Reply | More ]
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If you want, sure but why don't you take advantage of the alone time? Take your own trip during that time, visit a friend or do a project? I wouldn't be a wet blanket on something they love [ Reply | More ]
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I guess I feel like spending for a second vacation to be alone at the beach or a spa doesn't make sense [ Reply | More ]
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Op it is strange because I'm the one that grew up traveling and camping, I got dh into it and now they rather just go without me. I guess I could rent a cabin on my own and do some hiking its just more fun to do this kind of thing with family. [ Reply | More ]
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Alone? What about the dd. Also figure out why this DOES make sense, learn to appreciate alone time. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't get it. What does the boy scout trip have to do with your vacation? They go camping with boy scouts one week, you do your family camping trip another week, and south Carolina a third week. [ Reply | More ]
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Nope dh went as a volunteer, that was his week off and our vacation budget [ Reply | More ]
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And when they called they said they had so much fun they want to do it again next year. So I get the one week in South carolina, a trip I have been taking sinse I was a kid. Last year for summer vacation we camped in arcadia it was so great. But I guess from now on I'm out of summer vacation. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you work? [ Reply | More ]
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Can you make somne extra money while they are gone and separately take the kids campoing? What does Boy Scout camp cost? [ Reply | More ]
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It's cheap 365 a kid, I have 4 boys, so only like 1200 in all, but that is about our budget. I do work on the schools, I can work on the summer, but that means the kids have to hang at the house while I work, other than the not scout trip [ Reply | More ]
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In, I don't know why it was changed to on [ Reply | More ]
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Boy scout, my auto correct is ridiculous [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe you can do something else that week. Offer baby sitting, dog sitting, organizing services. I don't know where you live but camping for a week somewhere near by is what I'd do with the boys. Other thamn food it shouldn't cost more than $200 [ Reply | More ]
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Go on another camping one for the whole family. Yes, you should enjoy your kids. There were several years I let DH take the kids skiing when they were 3-9 yrs old, mainly bc I didn't want to go. That's different. You like camping. [ Reply | More ]
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Sometimes you have to make your own fun. Can you take a trip with a friend? [ Reply | More ]
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They are generally busy with their families. A lot of my peer group vacations as a family still. I tried to enjoy my week. But reapply I didn't. Taking care of the house, pool and dhs garden, getting pics if everyone around the campfire. It blew [ Reply | More ]
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Peer group? Do you have friends? [ Reply | More ]
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Are you depressed? You stay home with your boys all summer and are jealous/sad your husband spent one week with them? I'd have been ushering them out the door, sat by the pool with a good book and a drink. Gone hiking, lunch/dinner with friends. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe I am, I want dh to spend time with them, but yes the week we can get away I would rather we be together. And I would like to go do something, reading and having a drink is nice, but I love New experiences. I wonder if wanting to vacation as family means I'm depressed? Or honestly wanting to go on vacation and at all is sign of depression. I don't have a budget for another vacation, and dh doesn't have the time [ Reply | More ]
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Op I have a daughter as well, she was with me, so summer vacation means we girls stay home and the boys have an adventure. She had fun tho, lots of play dates, swimming. I'm the only one bored and annoyed [ Reply | More ]
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So get over it! Your entire family is having a great time, get on board, make it special for your dd. [ Reply | More ]
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Jesus Christ you have 5 kids. No wonder your budget is so tight. What did you expect??? Do something fun and cheap with your daughter. Eventually kids want to do theirowjatudd and aren't there to entertain you. This Boy Scout trip sounds like a great bonding time for your dh and his boys. Don't interfere. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's more about you feeling left out. The boys and DH having fun without you. Aren't you glad you turned them into something they enjoy so much? Great dad, btw. Do t feel like a sad martyr. You can do a weekend camp trip with them later. Don't begrudge them their fun and guilt them by moping and feeling down. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe next time, the boys go to camp without DH, and you and DH go camping? That way, he doesn't have to take more time off and it wouldn't cost much money, so you could probably stretch your budget to make it happen. Maybe you could even add a day trip hiking or weekend camping with your whole family too. My family vacations have changed a lot since the kids have started to grow up and go to camp, and it is hard, but I think the thing that makes it harder for you is that DH goes too. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah she sounds like one of those moms letting perimeno get the best of her and descending into irrational depression/neediness. [ Reply | More ]
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You forgot self pity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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Yes, if a woman is upset then it has to be hormonal and not based on reality! We are all so irrational due to our cycles. [ Reply | More ]
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Just take another camping trip or whatever trip with the boys next year. Yes, you have to put it in your budget - figure it out with DH or work a little extra to cover it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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Do not take away this fun trip with their friends! They will not understand, and will be resent you. Let hem have this great fun time, and you use this time to do something lovely yet inexpensive on your own: my fave treat: Chinese takeout and a netflix binge. Clean out a closet a la Marie Kondo, revel in the quiet. take an early morning walk knowing that no one needs you to make lunch. Remember who you were (the good parts only!) before you had your family and reconnect. Refresh yourself and be happy for them and see if you can work your budget for a short weekend camping trip. [ Reply | More ]
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What on earth? Depressed about spending a week with your dd? Not fair that the boys should take up the entire vacation budget, work this out with DH so that you and dd can do you own special thing the week that they do Boy Scout camp. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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She has five children. It she wanted more vacation she should have stopped at 2. Or 3. Or 4. [ Reply | More ]
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But she has 5 so they need to make it work. Op have you ever approached the scouts about a discount since you're sending 4 kids? They have scholarships for these trips. [ Reply | More ]
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I understand the trade-off. A million times people have seen our family and said oh that's so grest, so much fun! I agree it us, but they don't see the sacrfice, as in limited vacations, dinners out. U happen to think it's worth it, but this new summer vacation dynamic is annoying to me [ Reply | More ]
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Fix it. Don't bring everyone down. [ Reply | More ]
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No I am not depressed at all. I'm annoyed that our summer vacations are now going to be a boy thing. I understand our budget is limited because of our family size. I think that we should all go away together. Yes I am down about it, but hardly depress 3rd. Everyone is so dramatic! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:51 PM Flag
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YOU are being dramatic. Read your post! Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Have we talked at all about Eric Trump's speech earlier this week? Amazing! And so handsome. I think he was the best speaker of the week. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:42 PM Flag
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SEVEN - wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:43 PM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:45 PM Flag
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Yea, he looked sooooooo good in that pic holding the dead cheetah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:43 PM Flag
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And the dead majestic lion that he decided to murder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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Elephants will be extinct by the year 2050 because of douche bags like him. He gets pleasure from killing endangered species. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:13 PM Flag
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Yeah, a real hottie. Especially with that greasy slicked back hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:47 PM Flag
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Entitled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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He was amazing and has a big future in politics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:49 PM Flag
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He says he has no political experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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Elephant killer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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entitled / has no clue about the real world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:21 PM Flag
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vampire [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Grown up veal child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:47 PM Flag
[ - ] My 4 yo is driving me nuts. We have a new baby and I'm doing everything I can not to lose it with her. She is just SO intense. I need a break from her :( feel so guilty to feel that way and would never say it irl 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:34 PM Flag
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It's OK. I feel the same way about my 11yo these days, with no new baby! (I do have a 13yo ds). Hang in there. Can you hire a sitter or mother's helper to come take her out, or maybe she can go visit grandparents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:41 PM Flag
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DH is coming home from a business trip tonight and said he'll take her out tomorrow. I have a sitter Tuesday. PreK starts in a month... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:43 PM Flag
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^^^ op again. She is obsessed with waking up the baby. I've explained again and again that when the baby sleeps I can hang out with just her but if she wakes the baby then I have to take care of the baby. I'm at my wits end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:49 PM Flag
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Tell her to cut it out and if she does it again time out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:05 PM Flag
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Btdt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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yup- you tried being nice, now draw the line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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I've tried both. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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Yeah. 4 is kid enough for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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That's hard. I had a baby with a 4 yo but DH was a sahd and I worked part time. We always had one parent to each kid; I would take the 4 yo and he would take the baby. When I was gone we had a sitter to help DH have a break. Can you get a mothers helper or drop off the 4 yo at some type of camp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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She did a few days of camp, hated it, cried, was really clingy which is totally unlike her. There's one babysitter she likes who I'm texting now to get some more time. Also have my mom coming in a week so I can leave db and spend more one on one time with dd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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I would kill me to do this, but get super involved in a fun craft when baby is sleeping, fake extreme excitement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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This is what we do. She is her normal pleasant self one on one and her demeanor changes instantly when db is with is. Can't wait to get back to school/routine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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OY. I guess you just have to wait it out. I feel for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:51 PM Flag
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Thank you. Since I first posted we've booked flights to go see my family which is like a vacation for me because everyone is obsessed with my dcs! Yay. After that only one more week until school starts and all dds friends will be back in town or out of camp that week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:56 PM Flag
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I feel you. I am in the same situation. It's 24/7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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Good luck :) I hear it gets better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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OP here, now that I'm reading all this stuff I realize I have things in place to help but today just seems daunting lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:44 PM Flag
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Yeah parenthood tends that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:40 PM Flag
[ - ] I need someone to help me plan! I had houseguests for four days, house a mess. Tomorrow I'm hosting a brunch for ten. Some people are bringing food but I need to figure out what we still need. Also, was thinking of setting up the tables in the yard instead of balcony so we have more space and toddlers can run around while parents sit. Where do I start?? I'm so tired from the workweek/hosting week I cant figure it out. Do I do the set up in the yard? Do I clean the rooms where they slept or leave it to later? At least I bought the wine... 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:29 PM Flag
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Over scheduled yourself. Do it outside. Ask DH to help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:32 PM Flag
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OP: no DH, single mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:34 PM Flag
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Then, why on earth are you having brunch??! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:53 PM Flag
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NP-Single moms can't have brunch? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:21 PM Flag
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Apparently not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:30 PM Flag
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Clean the guest rooms later. Your brunch guests hopefully won't go around rummaging your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:36 PM Flag
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This. Just make the beds so things look tidy but wash everything later. When hosting people only notice if it's tidy, do the actual cleaning after the fact (otherwise you'll be doing it twice). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:39 PM Flag
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Have it outside, concentrate on cleaning the rooms they'll actually see. Do some dishes that you can make ahead, big fruit salad, you could do a cereal bar for the kids depending on their ages. Some good pastries. You don't need to "cook" very much for brunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:40 PM Flag
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In the yard. Have DH bring our the tables. Clean one room at a time. Start with the common rooms, living, family, kitchen and bathroom. Keep the menu simple. Fruit salad, bagels, quiche.. all can be purchased. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:41 PM Flag
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Please don't purchase brunch. Better to have people over for drinks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:56 PM Flag
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The toddlers? Don't listen to this. Fruit salad, bagels and quiche sound good to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:09 PM Flag
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Not store-bought quiche. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:30 PM Flag
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Thanks everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:46 PM Flag
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Have people bring cheese, crackers, fruit plates and bagels. Make a quiche, banana bread and homemade cream cheeses by mixing in different ingredients. Not sure why you'd have wine at brunch. Make mimosas and have juice for the kids. Buy a cool piñata and let the toddlers play soccer with it until it breaks open. Only clean kitchen and guest bathroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:01 PM Flag
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First get off your phone and this site. Second, dive in on the main common areas of your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:10 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm addicted to cheese. I feel I have to eat some every day and if I don't, I crave it. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:21 PM Flag
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You're my kind of person (signed cheesemonger mom)…what kinds do you like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:24 PM Flag
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Most hard cheeses, dare I say all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:29 PM Flag
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Ossau Iraty is one of my faves. Also love Gruyere, manchego, most blue cheeses, robusto. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:35 PM Flag
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^ NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:35 PM Flag
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Calcium! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:24 PM Flag
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:24 PM Flag
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I hate cheese but I eat Greek yogurts every day for protein and calcium. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:33 PM Flag
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And taste I hope? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:36 PM Flag
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I cried when I saw my mom feed the DCs those string cheese things... Let them watch netflix but damnit feed them proper cheese! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:35 PM Flag
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I'm the NP above who posted about ossau Iraty and other real cheeses. I love string cheese too. :) They aren't mutually exclusive! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:39 PM Flag
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nnp: I love just about all cheese, including great cheeses and string cheese. The only kind I don't like is American, and not because I'm snobby, I just don't like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:43 PM Flag
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I don't mind string cheese, sometimes it's a good solid snack. I used to buy them for my kids but now they're grown up. Recently bought a package just for me and I will probably do it again sometime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:46 PM Flag
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I love cheese, but only really strong ones. Don't like hard cheeses at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 03:49 PM Flag
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Me too. Always have five or so kinds in the fridge and it all gets eaten. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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I'm so sad - I just left two awesome cheeses on vacation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.16, 04:18 PM Flag
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