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[ - ] Would you be willing to trade half of DH's penis length for a significantly higher HHI? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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For $100m in net worth, I'd seriously consider it ;-) [ Reply | More ]
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^ and I have a hunch DH might even agree to it !! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. It's too big for me after dcs. Feels like my OB went crazy with an industrial Singer sewing machine in there... [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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Hell yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Of course. I don't know that I could care less about his penis length. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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DH. I'd do it for the $100m mentioned above. History shows that I will get more attention and consideration and (if I want it) sex due to being worth $100m than having a big schlong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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He doesn't use it on my anyway, so of course. Where can I sign up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Recommendations for a decent-looking pullout couch? Budget not an issue, classic/modern style. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Not to derail you, but are you really sure you want a pull out? They're heavy as F. They suck to move and they're generally really uncomfortable. How about a normal couch and an air mattress? [ Reply | More ]
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Np df just got an amazing tempurpedic one. I think she found it on wayfair, I am texting her now. I slept on it with dd last week, was surprisingly great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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Am def open to alternatives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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My friend had this thing that slides down - so the side becomes half the bed. It was so modern looking and comfy as a couch and heaven to sleep on. And no extra weight. I'd definitely do that vs a traditional sleeper sofa. I'm trying to find the name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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I saw the video for that when it first came out. I had to watch three times to figure out how it all worked to come together as a sofa and then a bed. It was very cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:18 PM Flag
[ - ] My 7 week old baby doesn't enjoy lots of things that other newborns enjoy. I can't hold her while looking at and talking to her; she needs to be lying in her crib with me bent over her. She doesn't enjoy walks outside. She would never let me just sit and hold her while talking to people. The only thing she likes is being entertained while she's lying down in specific places, and being vigorously bounced ( and you can't sit down to bounce her either). I know it's not like she has colic or anything but she cries a lot and I just can't wait til she's older. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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She's still sooooooooooo little and in a few weeks everything will have changed... in a few months you'll barely remember this period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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My niece was like this. Hang in there, it will pass! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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I remember looking at my infant when he was under 3 months old and just thinking that it's probably incredibly uncomfortable being that age and size. I bet as the weeks go by she'll get more and more comfortable and happy in other locations. Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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She still thinks she is in the womb [ Reply | More ]
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My dd was like this: she only liked nursing, bouncing, and going out for walks (where she immediately fell asleep). The only thing that this predicts for your DC is that DC is Limey to have strong opinions. Not a bad thing, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's on your NYC bucket list? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Per se [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Lovely, lovely food, but damned expensive. I enjoyed, but won't repeat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Statue of Liberty. Never been, lived in NYC 20 years! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Lived in NYC all my life -- 45+ yrs -- and never been, either! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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Trapeze classes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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lol hi carrie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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Tea at the plaza, Christmas lights in dyker, Stan bar in the bronx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Watching Thanksgiving parade with a 4 year old @ Columbus Circle. Good idea? We plan to head there late, around 11am. If we can't get close, can we watch it in Central Park? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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Be prepared for at least six (6) deep crowds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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definitely go the day before to see the balloons instead. They are inflated and kept on the south and north sides of the Museum of Natural History. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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If you go an hour late, there will hardly be any crowds [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] MIL is really into rubber stamping, like stamps of dancing bananas or other childish characters placed on the outside of a birthday card or envelope. She considers herself really artistic because of this, and gets offended if I don't compliment the stamp and great creative skills. Trying to figure out psychological explanation for this, or am I just a judgmental bitch? What is wrong w/ her? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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That's what she's into. What's the problem? Too low brow for you to appreciate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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It just seems childish. Requires no skill. Place rubber stamp on ink pad and place on paper. But yet she thinks she's Van Gogh. To me it illustrated delayed developmental skills [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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& you illustrate not having anything more important to think about... be glad she feels good about something. Wtf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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you're right. okay i'm a bitch. glad i asked because now i will be nicer about it. : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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To be clear, I would feel the same way and would only voice it anonymously. Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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this is the thing.. i feel horrible for thinking such thoughts and can't express them to people IRL. so here i am. haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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Closeted cunts unite! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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You are a judgemental bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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but i'm trying to change [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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NP: I have an MFA in painting & printmaking, FWIW, and this wouldn't bother me in the least. In fact, I would appreciate it more than some random card stuffed in an envelope with no personalizations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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She is choosing the stamps and placing the designs on the paper. Some people aren't artistic, and to them, this is a fantastic way to express themselves. I don't get it either, but I can draw. Think of it as art for the unartistic. I can see how she could get a little thrill from it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Just be nice and compliment the dancing bananas. It does no harm to you to say, "How cute!" and it'll earn you some brownie points with the MIL. She's just weird is all. We all have our quirks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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This. Well said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Plus one. She probably can't draw but wants to do something creative. Like people who don't bake but make cake from a mix. You say yum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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haha true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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Either of you could be annoying, but I don't have enough info on either of you to make that determination at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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Count yourself lucky that you don't have a mother who considers herself a great artist who gets wildly offended if you don't hang her art in your home. I would love to just get little sticker stamps on the outside of an envelope. Bring them on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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+1 people don't believe I really have a mother with NPD because the phrase is so overused. I actually have a 6 foot tall oil portrait of my mother which she gave to me to hang in my home. She had a new one done and liked it better and thought two was overkill in one apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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what's npd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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NP. Assuming Narcissistic Personality Disorder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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There are lots of people who are into stamping. Like scrapbook ing it is a big industry. You know she is into something, puts time and resources towards it - what is wrong with you that you can't compliment the effort or outcome and make another person happy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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thanks. ^ okay you're right. going to not judge about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Sort of a dumb question - how is it that when Angelina brings her dds to Lee's Art, every photographer in the city seems to find out about it and run to snap photos? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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They are stalking her. The literally sit outside of the stars homes and wait for them to come out. They follow them around all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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This. LA mom. Had a swarm of them follow a friend to our house, what a let down that all they were doing was heading to a kids party in the burbs... crazy insane scary- the way they operate. Not to mention so dangerous :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Celebrities choose the lifestyle along with the career. They are well compensated too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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That's fine but it doesn't make the way the paparazzi operate any safer for the rest of us. The president chooses his career too but he gets secret service... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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You've never dealt with them, right? And calling them 'photographers' is a bit of a stretch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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move along, insufferable poster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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Of course they're tipped off. It's a simple, easy way for her to make money. She gets paid to wear branded shit, carry branded bags, go to certain places and tip off the photographers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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That's what the kkk does. Not actual movie stars/filmmakers/anyone with a real career [ Reply | More ]
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right, can't imagine she calls photographers for a Lee's run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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What mom would have the time to do this? I think it trickles down and someone with access to them is getting kick backs for tipping off photographers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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sounds plausible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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I've seen paps almost be killed on their bikes in NYC trying to follow stars in their cars. Certainly an interesting line of work. [ Reply | More ]
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Because they call the paps. My ds was in Zahari's class. [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting that you didn't learn her name. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry, Zahara's class. I don't really study the directory and memorize the spelling of each child's name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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But you know they call the paps! Loser... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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On days when the bodyguard would drop off no paps. When they did drop off paps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Publicists tip them off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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This. Or doormen, housekeepers, drivers... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I summer where I winter at, and no one is allowed there... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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"At" is redundant when you already use "where". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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when did seasons become verbs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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The day strivers showed up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Aha and that was a bad, bad day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Cool, me too. I'm exclusive that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Two good friends are getting divorced. I know it has nothing to do with me but it feels like a death. Sad. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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it is a death of your social life as it was. But it has a much bigger impact on them. Be helpful and kind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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I just feel so bad for her. The dh initiated the divorce and she wants him to stay. No dc yet thankfully. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Well, hopefully she can now find a man that will love her the way she deserves. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope so too. I know it is not my place but I'm angry at the man, he said that he thought she would change after the wedding. Such bullshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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He married her with the hope that she'd change?! That's not very wise of him. She's better of w/o him. [ Reply | More ]
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Very stupid and cruel on his part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Be kind to her. She is feeling so bruised. Don't mention that you are sad, except as empathy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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I will definitely be there for her and keep all of my opinions and feelings to myself. [ Reply | More ]
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It IS a death and it is very sad. [ Reply | More ]
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imagine how they feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:08 PM Flag
[ - ] One thing that bothers me about the various DeGrassi High series - why do they try to portray a school in CANADA as some sort of hive of social problems that are way more common in troubled AMERICAN schools? It feels out-of-touch with Canadian reality. I mean, a school-shooting episode? In Canada? That's not even close to being marginally realistic. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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Have you lived in Canada your whole life, or did you only go to high school there? [ Reply | More ]
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smh [ Reply | More ]
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You sound pretty. [ Reply | More ]
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$$$$ [ Reply | More ]
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Ha! That's kind of like British shows like "Luther" where the criminals in London somehow have guns, or cops get shot. In real life, that doesn't happen over there, but to appeal to export markets they have to spice things up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Umm... [ Reply | More ]
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Well satired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Do you not understand soap operas? School shootings are extremely statistically unlikely in the US too. [ Reply | More ]
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There's a difference between "unlikely but plausible" and "completely implausible." For example, imagine a show set in the US where a black bear attacks a hiker. That's rare, but not implausible. Now imagine a rhino attacking a hiker. That's not plausible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Well - you just had a nutcase shoot up the capitol up there so …. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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you sound really, really dull [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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I love old degrading with Stephanie Kaye, snake, shane, Joey jeremiah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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^degrassi [ Reply | More ]
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I feel your outrage. As if it would be even remotely possible for two new kids from Wisconsin to get taken in as new best friends by the popular crowd at a school called West Beverly High. [ Reply | More ]
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Or for Brandon to have to have a part time job in this one diner where his friends hang out. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So can anyone make a convincing case for why doing all the right things to become a fine, upstanding grown-up citizen is a good idea? What benefit I get from doing everything correctly since 3rd grade? I behaved, I got decent grades, I went to college and took it seriously, did a good job, got into graduate school, then got a job and kept succeeding at that and subsequent jobs so that now I'm almost 40 and in a place where I have a lot of professional latitude. I have a nice but not extravagant home, I have two new but very normal, average cars, and I take two very normal, average vacations a year that cost a total of about $4,000 between them. I have a 401(k) and 529 plans for the kids and an emergency fund of three months salary; I wear clothes from J. Crew and have bedding from Home Goods and eat meat from Shop Rite. Is this really the finish line? This is what all that behaving was for? To get to a place where I can drive my Hyundai to an office and do some shit before driving back to my Dutch colonial and eating chicken breast and brown rice and watching my $400 TV? 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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somewhere in there you picked a career with avg pay- that was the missing piece. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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This is life. Grow up. [ Reply | More ]
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While I think this is a mean way to say it, I do believe that many people were raised to believe that their lives would be "extraordinary" without understanding the meaning of the phrase. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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Ok, maybe OP can't picture herself in the shoes (or lackthereof) of impoverished people in third world countries. What about very successful women who have all of the money and exciting lives they could want, but come home to an empty apartment because they sacrificed children and spouses for their careers? What about women who sleep in Frette sheets purchased at Gracious Home while their DHs are in a hotel bed across town with the OW. Would it be more exciting for her if her DC were, God forbid, raped or murdered? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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Boo hoo, you're not fabulously rich? Is that it. You wear clothes from J. Crew, you have two (!) average cars, you're richer than 99.9% of the world! Dear god, there is something wrong with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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This. And to some of us, it's not our money, job, house, things, or social status that define the success our lives. It's our thoughts - interior life or whatever - and sharing those thoughts with our friends and hearing their thoughts. Do you have friends you can laugh with? That is the best thing on earth. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I don't really have that. [ Reply | More ]
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Well brown rice is your first mistake. Gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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Ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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Totally. Have a baked potato with butter and sour cream every now and then. Your whole outlook will change, [ Reply | More ]
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i don't think i have ever heard somebody whine about something in such an insufferable manner. you won, you're better off than most. you're the type that would never be satisfied with anything. [ Reply | More ]
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As a matter of fact, yes. That is exactly what most of the people in the world dream of hoping their grandchildren will be able to strive for one day. [ Reply | More ]
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What's the problem here, exactly? You list so many great things... and around thanksgiving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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honestly, with this attitude, you don't deserve half of what you have. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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You have a safe, comfortable home, religious and political freedom, enough to eat, the ability to educate your kids and take vacations, and you feel it is nothing because you're not in tbe 1% or living with high drama? Most of the world would KILL to be in your shoes. Do you think the people picking grapes or breaking rocks don't work hard? They're worried their kids will starve or get polio.get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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yeah, literally everything that was listed is great. i don't understand her problem. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup, this is it. What would you have preferred? [ Reply | More ]
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You describe me, except I am an immigrant and I describe it AMERICAN DREAM!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Well let's look at the alternatives. If you hadn't worked hard, you might have gone to a lousy college, be working minimum wage and be living on the McDonlad's budget where you have $20 a month for health insurance and your whole family would be spending $27 a day. Alternatively, if you raped the system and stole from everyone, you might earn more but be looking over your shoulder for the law to catch up with you and be unable to look yourself in the mirror. IMO you are doing very very well by saying that you have a 401K plan and an emergency fund. You live a secure life. Yes that is what behaving is aboug. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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So your job is dull & the rest of your life is comfortable? What's your point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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See below - it's just that I spent so many years doing the "right" thing because I thought there would be a payoff, and now I see that the payoff is just that you get to do the same thing every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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So stop doing the "right" thing. Do something different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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This is the kind of life neither I or my husband had growing up, and I will be thrilled if I can attain it in adulthood. Value what you have. Also, try to live with more imagination--there are much more interesting things to eat for dinner than a chicken breast with brown rice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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If you have your health you have everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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I don't mean to be ungrateful. Really, I get how wonderful my life is. But it's just kind of grey. There's no fun, no great memories to look back on, nothing I really look forward to doing. Just a flat plateau of churning through the years. I'm at that age where I don't really enjoy the holidays anymore - it's the same people in the same house with the same sweaters on eating the same food off the same plates. Just same, same, same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Then do something different! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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Maybe try doing some volunteer work with those who are less fortunate or some starving cats. Take up a new hobby. Learn a new language or instrument. Life can be drudgery and dull, so maybe you just need something new to put some pep in your step. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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Midlife crisis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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So do something fun and make memories .... Seriously the fun does it come to you, you have to go t it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Do you have a DH or a partner in your life? not the whole answer but it often helps to feel like I have a partner in life -- I love my DCs but I'm their mom, they are not my partners, so my love for them doesn't help when I start feeling like "what's the point?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Did you expect to end up someplace else? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. But I didn't know where. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd say that's your problem right there. If you don't know where you're going, how do you expect to get there? [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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"Well-behaved women seldom make history." [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I was like that until I quit my job and trade my own portfolio. Dont want to be a wage slave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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So you are doing better than 99% of the world's population. Seems pretty good to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Real scene in suburbs: moms hugging and kissing to congratulate someone on her new Honda Pilot 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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Scene online: wanna-be writer who has never been hugged or kissed by anyone, has no friends, follows people around and makes fun of them in desperate attempt to bolster self-esteem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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Yep sounds about right. Op sounds retry miserable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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^really [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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My first post, a spin off of the other suburban poster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Pilot is fugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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I swear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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Maybe she wanted one for a long time and this was a big achievement for her? For whatever reason, it clearly warranted congrats from friends. Why should you care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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Not her good friends, one immediately called her own dh to say she didn't want that color for hers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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ok . . . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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it wouldn't be any better if it was a new GL 550, but the truth is (miss judgey! and why are you on URBANbaby, anyway) that you may not know the whole story! Maybe she saved for a new car for years and finally made it happen! Maybe she just got her driver's license! Maybe she and her DH split up, and this is the first big purchase she's made on her own! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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No, the person I know who lives in that town said that this is what they do whenever someone gets a car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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You need a hobby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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I go to visit twice a year. Not a big part of my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Well...some people are more demonstrative than others, certainly. OTOH, congratulating someone over a car is very odd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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What burb is this?! I only see Range Rovers and Suburbans in the one close to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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Both garish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Fairfield county. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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There are so many grey Pilots in my town that the only way to tell if it's one of my friends or not is to check the collection of magnets on the back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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Nothing wrong with the pilot. Congratulations made me laugh though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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HAHAHAH!!!! LMFAOOOOOO!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Ladies help...I am a terrible cook and need to bring a homemade dish to dd's Thanksgiving classroom potluck. This is supposed to be a "family" dish. Help with any recipes that are easy to make. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Corn with butter and dill. It's simple and tasty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Can't believe they are requiring it be homemade! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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OP: I know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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Google homemade cranberry sauce ... five minutes plus chilling. Or cornbread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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Homemade cranberry sauce is gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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Do you have good knives? Roasted root veggies (I ask because these can be hard to cut). Cut up carrots, turnips, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, rutabaga, parsnips, red onion, etc. into similarly sized pieces. Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper. Spread onto baking sheet. Bake for 40 mins-1 hr (depends on how small your pieces are- they are done when they are soft) at 400 degrees, turning veggies over every once in a while. Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Buy a couple of rolls of puff pastry dough sheets. Cut them into 3x3" squares. Press your thumb down into the middle of each one, to squish just the middle square inch. Put a spoonful of fruit mixture (mixed berries, diced apples, mincemeat, whatever) in the center and brush the top of the dough with egg wash. Bake for 15 minutes, until the dough puffs up around the fruit and starts to turn golden brown. Place on a tray and sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze. 30 minutes start to finish, at the most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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np We do this with savory toppings, too - chopped up chicken & broccoli, or chicken curry, or barbecued pork. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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It's ridiculous that they're making you do that. that said: cook 2 cups of rice, white or brown, according to the package. While the rice is cooking, take 1 large or 2 medium carrots and cut into medallions (coins). Add to rice for last five minutes of cooking. Open a can of black beans, rinse and drain. Add to the cooked rice and carrots mixture. Wash a couple of scallions, chop and add to the mix. Make a dressing from the juice of one large lemon and about 1/2 cup olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Voila--simple rice salad. Not a foodie destination, but kids will eat it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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Make your husband/her father do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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This. Or any other family member. It's a family dish, right? Not necessarily a mother dish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Say you're bringing green beans. Go to Whole Foods Thanksgiving morning, buy them in the ready made/buffet section. Put them in a nice serving dish, wrap with saran wrap, and voila. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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OP: No, the point is you are supposed to cook with your child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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Take her with you. Explain that this is how many families prepare meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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YES! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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x1000 It's not like the Pilgrims cooked the first TG; the Wampanoags catered it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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Oh well, have fun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Np: ugh! You're screwed. Make cookies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there any baby room for nursing/pumping at jfk terminal 4? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Not sure... Tuck a blanket under your bra strap if you don't have a cover and are uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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I have pumping cover. I going to pump mostly. I really do not want to use restroom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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Why? Just curious but wouldn't it be easier to just nurse while traveling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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There's a floorplan online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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I used to pump in airport bathrooms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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Me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Tomorrow I have a first meeting with RE Dr. Spandorfer. DH is 39, I am 40 and TTC for 4 years. Had prelim tests and I am fine, he had borderline motility. Have 6 y.o. DC, no trouble getting pregnant. What can I expect tomorrow? We are meeting to see what our options are. What questions should I not forget to ask? TIA, I'm a bit nervous!!! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
TTC 11.24.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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Sounds like you'll need the sperm injection thing and will just need to hear about the IVF process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Dr. Spandorfer is great. I was very similar to you (DH and I are the same ages), also with older DC. He will go over the options (IUI vs IVF). We decided to skip IUI and just do IVF based on age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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thanks! did it work out for you? is there anything you wish you had asked at the first meeting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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I did 2 cycles of IVF (failed) and then a cycle with a frozen embryo, which worked. We only transferred one because we didn't want twins. I don't think I asked too many questions at the time, I think I had assumed ivf would be what we would do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I took a nap earlier today... twice I heard someone walk into the room, felt two hands push down the mattress right next to me and lean over, I immediately opened my eyes and no one was there. I'm on vacation in Cabo and was told two workers died at this house in the hurricane... 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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Creepy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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So you heard this creepy story, then you took a nap and your subconscious decided to F with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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No! I asked our guard after the nap, did not tell him about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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Suuuuuuure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Just sharing. Not here to convince anyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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Vivid dreams are cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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np. This was my first thought, too. I've had this off and on for year, since I was a kid. Such a ghastly feeling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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Agree. It feels so real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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And when you don't understand what's going on. Ugh! At least as an adult, since I learned about the condition, I usually wake up enough to realize that's what's happening and can talk myself through it. When I was a kid, it was terrifying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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Do your dc ever have it? I've read it runs in families. My mom and her mother both had it, but so far my dd has never mentioned anything. Crossing my fingers that skips her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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OP nothing like this. I woke up from the sound of the footsteps, opened my eyes and rolled over expecting to see dh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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I went back to sleep the first time. The second time I got up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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I checked my phone to see the time and opened 2 emails to see if they were important. Not a dream, not sleep paralysis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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I checked my phone to see the time and opened 2 emails to see if they were important. Not a dream, not sleep paralysis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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same thing happened to me in my old apartment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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I've had that happen too. Usually worse during period of stress. Agree with sleep paralysis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Thats a lie. Only 5 people were killed during the storm due to drowning and 1 heart attack. None were killed in a house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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This is not true. There were countless deaths in the barrios. The destruction in some parts is horrific. It was a category 5 for a period of 8 hours at the worst. None of this was reported in the U.S. for obvious reasons. Talk to a handful of locals and anyone can come up with more than 5 deaths without blinking an eye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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She's in Cabo, not in the barrios. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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np. So OP is on vacation Cabo, staying in los barrios? Ooookay! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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No but that's where all the poor locals live and you could ask anyone. Most of them are undocumented (yes, that happens on this side of the border too!) so nothing was recorded and won't be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Sure, but how is that relevant to the OP and her claim that worker died in the house where she's staying while she's on vacation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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Sure, but how is that relevant to the OP and her claim that worker died in the house where she's staying while she's on vacation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Specifically the two people here were part of a 6 man team that came to board up all the windows but flooding trapped them so they had to ride out the storm in the house. The guard was one of the surviving 4. & yes it's on the beach near San Jose facing due south [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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this happened to me and was not sleep paralysis. i was in college and my bf was supposed to come by before class to pick me up at my apartment. i heard footsteps up the stairs and laid down in bed, pretending to be asleep. the door opened and i felt someone sit on the bed. i popped up to surprise him that i was awake and there was no one there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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That sounds exactly like sleep paralysis, actually, with the only difference being the timing of when your body "unfroze". The auditory hallucinations and the sensation of someone sitting down beside you on the bed is CLASSIC sleep paralysis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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I read the link and don't identify with any of it at all... none of it rings true to my experience [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there a tactful way to encourage Thanksgiving guests to make a monetary contribution? TIA! I am not being cheap just overspent or underestimated the cost of hosting friends. I think if they knew they would want to help. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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God, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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+100000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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The tactful way is to assign people to bring the wine or the pumpkin pie or whatever and then go return what you bought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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Assigning one person to bring wine for 20 is not right. That is using people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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Nothing wrong with telling a few people to bring 2 bottles of wine. I love to be the person bringing the wine and doing no other work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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This is fair [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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This. This goes way back to my elementary school days when we had to bring stuff for school parties and I always volunteered to get the soda (some people want options other than Coke or Sprite, dicks!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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This. It is the best way to spread around the cost. Wine and desserts can add to the cost significantly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Nobody suggested that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Someone did a few pages back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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Did you just ask this a few pages back? If that was you, no. If you are truly this tight on funds, you shouldn't have hosted at all. How much did you spend on groceries? Let us know and we can find ways for you to cut corners to balance the books. My first thought is reduce the amount you were planning on spending on Christmas gifts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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+1 OP sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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You can't ask. You need a co-conspirator (your mom, sister, cousin, etc) who can suggest it to the group as if it were their idea. That being said, it's really tacky to do this at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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It takes money to host and if you can't afford to host I wouldn't invite people over. People should offer to bring something but the bulk of it is on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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There is no tactful way. If you cannot afford it, you shouldn't host or you should have hosted a potluck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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yup. everybody's a big shot until the bill comes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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OP must be a millennial. "Crowd funding" Thanksgiving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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Next guests will be given a link on her evite to her kickstarter page. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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OMG, don't so it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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No way. You could ask for a bottle of wine or dessert but that's it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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T-A-C-K-Y. And I am not a stickler about these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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No tactful way to do it: it's not nice. Ask each guest to bring something specific. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Put out a tip jar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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You already posted this. How many times do you need to hear this is tacky? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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