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[ - ] Doesn't everybody already have PayPal? Why are they on such a big ad kick lately? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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ebay is considering spinning it out, or perhaps more accurately, they are under pressure to spin it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
[ - ] My mother is visiting and last night I found her having sex with the super in my bed. Where's the best place to get bedding burned? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Unless your husband is the super, what's the problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Tell the super he just got his Christmas bonus early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 04:02 PM Flag
[ - ] If you needed a really good cut and blow dry next week for around $100 where would you go? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Chinatown! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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The Little Hair Shoppe in the east village is a gem!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:41 PM Flag
[ - ] It is so nice to have my high conflict 9yo ds living with my high conflict ex h. They drive each other nuts now and leave me and dds in peace. DS was just kicked out of camp for not behaving and dh emailed asking if I knew what to do. I sent him a list of camps that specialize in ADHD/ODD kids that ds has been to before and dh immediately responded that he didn't think special camps were as fun, ds would complain . the camp should have given him more chances blah blah blah. I emailed back do what you think is best. Done. He can figure it out. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Good for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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Thanks! not taking the bait anymore. Everything is a chance to fight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Wow! Way to fight for your son. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Nice try. I have done nothing but fight for my very difficult, oppositional child since birth. And he and ex h have done nothing but fight me tooth and nail and be miserable. Now it is ex dh's turn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Amen! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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You created those monsters, you should deal with it. Lumping them together and going about your life with your easy going dd is totaly wrong. That's all I'm going to say. Have a great day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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She created her ex-husband? Impressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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you are nuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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some kids are not worth fighting for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Nice! Let ex-dh figure it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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He has custody of the boy and you the girls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:51 PM Flag
[ - ] How much do you tip the Fresh Direct delivery person? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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i flash him if he's cute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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LMAO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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depends.... I hope that only 1 guy comes and I give him $2, but when it's 2 guys then I am giving $2 each. At Xmas, I give them $10 each. It's not the same guys, though and I only order once a month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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That is really cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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Well, I don't make a lot of $ to begin with and we are in Brooklyn, so they pull right up, take an elevator 1 flight and hand me 1 box of groceries - I don't believe this warrants a $4 tip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Sorry. For one box that is fair. I always have six or so, plus a case of seltzer, and things like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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That's ok, thanks for replying. I thought I was being very fair with $2 per man. I come from blue collar workers, so I understand tipping these types of guys, but I don't have a lot of $ myself to give out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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$5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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$4 or $5. More if I've ordered a bunch of water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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i dont tip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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You suck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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$1 a box [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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$5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Nothing because I never see them- they deliver to my building's back entrance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Do you tip the service guy in your building who signs for them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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On occasion, $5, yes, but not all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Thx--just moved into a high rise and wondered how that worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Wow, you guys tip a lot! I give $2-3 and I used to not tip at all. Now I feel guilty. HOWEVER, I'm getting really sick of the tipping culture. EVERYONE expects a tip now. When did the guy who filled your car up with gas start expecting a tip? Cab drivers now want 20% - they used to get a buck. Don't companies pay their workers any more? Something is really wrong with this system. I'd rather pay more for the goods/services and not have to whip my wallet out and fish for dollar bills every time someone does something for me that is a regular part of their job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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I would rather that too, but since the system is not set up that way, I do feel a responsibility to tip fairly. Not sure can drivers were ever happy with a buck, unless the fare was $5.00, which it could have been in the 90s. Used to cost me $7 to get from West Village to WTC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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I agree! The dry cleaners JUST set up a tip jar. I am like WHAT? You don't even do the dry cleaning, lady. Who is this for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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Okay, I just responded above you that I am a good tipper, but that is over the top! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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I'm poor. I ususally get by by keeping personal sized bottles of oj/apple juice or water handy to give deliveriy men instead of cash tips. But I tip women ... they're rare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Need to redecorate my 8yo de's room (bed, desk are the main things). Anyone have an opinion on Pottery Barn vs Resto Hardware? I'm interested in quality and a solid feel. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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go with room and board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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THIS. Made in the USA and way more solid wood options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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plus they have one flat delivery fee which makes a big difference in overall price. PB & all of their sister companies have ridiculous delivery fees and there is no advantage to buying a bunch of stuff from them when it comes to delivery. also R&B has great customer service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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That's true. Think it's $99 for a whole order, though some items are free shipping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Thanks! I'll take a look. I just don't want stuff that feels flimsy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Is one cup of quinoa a lot of carbs? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Not really because it's balanced with a lot of protein. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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so true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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Oh dear. If you're worrying about health food, you really have issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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You sound fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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She sounds anorexic to me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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1 cup of any grain unprepared is a lot of carbs, even if it's a high-protein grain like wheat or quinoa. 1 cup prepared is mostly water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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cooked quinoa? i think about 39/40 and it has 5 or 6 grams of fiber [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
[ - ] my 34yo older sister recently introduced her boyfriend of 6 months to me. But before we met for lunch, she texted me that her boyfriend thinks she is 27 and that I needed to keep up the charade. This guy strikes me as being light on brain cells because he still thinks she is 27 when my sister looks mid-30s at best. My question for UB moms is, have any of you ever kept up a lie about your age for this long in a relationship? Do you know anyone who's gone all the way to the altar with the groom believing the bride is 7 years younger than her actual age? My sister thinks this kind of lie is sustainable long-term. I'm just dumbfounded. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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eh long-term? What is she gonna put on the marriage certificate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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what is she going to do when he meets the future in-laws and they show pictures of the girls as children, with the true age difference apparent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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I can't imagine caring this much. I've never lied about 1 day of my age, to anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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op: me neither, and I didn't know my sister did either. no women in our family do that so I don't know where she picked up the habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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How old is he? Maybe he knows, but doesn't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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op: he's 34 i think, at least around that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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People are so weird. I can't imagine the type of partnership where my spouse would not be able to fill out a form for me including my DATE OF BIRTH. Right? She is clearly into games and not honesty. (Did something go wrong in her childhood? Something to do with your mother?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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I never lie about age. My current bf shaved off a few years on OKCupid, but he told me right away. It was a search issue. He looks/feels young and didn't want to be ruled out of searches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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Just started on OKcupid. Sounds like it worked for you? What was the experience like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Men are that shallow when it comes to age. I don't lie but I'm married to a younger man [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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My mom used to lie about her age and tell people she was 5-10 years older, then she would bask in the compliments about how good she looked for her age. She's hilarious like that. When you lie in the opposite direction and subtract years from your age, people secretly look at your hands and crow's feet and pity you for aging so badly. I recently met a woman who told me she was 32, but she looks closer to my age, 43. She's either lying or aging terribly is all I can conclude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Um, your mom is a secret genius. I might start doing this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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There's not a HUGE difference between 27 and 34. The fact that he can't tell the difference doesn't, to me, mean that he's "light on brain cells." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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there's a pretty big difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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I don't see how you can do this. Where did you go to school? Oh, when did you graduate, a friend of mine went there. Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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3 years is the most you can sustain long-term. your sister is fooling herself. if dum-dum doesn't figure it out, his friends/family will and then the jig's up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:53 PM Flag
[ - ] For anyone who is interested in the dinner with my ex last night it was really just him apologizing for his behavior and telling me that he has missed me. He did not ask to get back together or seem to intimate at it other than saying that he had missed me. He kissed me good bye and late last night he sent me a text that it was nice to see me. Is he laying the foundation for something or closing shop? I can't tell. Please don't be snarky - it was a very serious and passionate relationship and I am still haunted by it. Thank you. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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closing shop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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I think it could be this. Is he in a relationship now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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I dont think that makes sense. If he intends to close up shop, he gets zero benefit to the meeting relative to doing nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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NP - I think you're wrong. Makes no sense whatsoever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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keeping you available for booty calls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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I would have said laying the foundation. Or maybe more accurately, testing the waters to see what your next move is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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No doubt laying the foundation. And he is already getting under your skin with this approach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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Well maybe she wants him back too. People can split and get back together...growth is possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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+1. I think he may be laying the foundation. If he wants to "close shop" why would he bother with taking her out to dinner? Why would he text her? I think poster above just wants to give you a nasty answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Too early to tell for sure at this point, but if he contacts you again for more time together, I think you should just ask him what his game is. Do you want to get back together? If so, tell him you don't want to play cat and mouse. My gut tells me he is manipulating you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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Yes he is. He is a master. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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he is lonely and seeking affirmation/comfort/ego boost from you. I would not fall for it. He is just leaving the door open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
[ - ] WTF! I have been on holding with TWC for 33 mins, trying to cancel my service (but really am calling to reduce the monthly bill) as now my bill went from $180 per month to $218 a month! How is this capitalism when clearly in NYC, we are sooo trapped by a monopoly..... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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Not a Monopoly. Get another service. Put the phone on speaker and do something else. This hardly warrants a WTF. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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really? Am not on hold for 57 minutes....do you think that's good customer service? I don't..... we only have TWC as an option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone read Franzen's Freedom? Thoughts? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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Worth reading, but not earth shattering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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I'm looking for the right word. To say I 'enjoyed' it is wrong, but it resonated with me; it spoke to everything wrong with our culture (left and right). It was ironic that the female protagonist, while VERY UB, somehow was able to get out of herself, her unhappiness by going to NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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I read it in a few days, enjoyed it very much but do think the author tried to be Tolstoy and squeeze in as many global issues as possible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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I actually liked it more than The Corrections. But not one of the best books ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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And I loved The Corrections, Freedom less so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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I liked it. More than the Corrections. Loved Patty's voice. But yeah, he so clearly wanted to write an ISSUES novel about the American family and sort of liberal hypocrisy. Issues aside, it was a good read. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Liked it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o of "babymoon" post. I can't stand all the hoopla these days around babies - babymoons, push presents, gender reveal parties, overdone one year birthday parties. Women have been giving birth and mothering children since the dawn of time - it's not that big a deal! Save the money in a 529 plan instead. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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I agree, though if they just called a baby moon a vacation I wouldn't bat an eyelash [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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op - I agree. It's the one thing on the list I'll give a pass to (if they change the name). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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OR: now we are in complete agreement :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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That would be normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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But turning maternity into a competition makes the capitalist machine keep on chugging away... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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yup! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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I logged in just to agree with you. People act like this is will be the end of their life after the baby is born. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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I have a 1 year old and it sort of was the end of my life! Hope to not feel that way at some point in the future! (But I hear you, it's out of control.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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I totally agree. i think it's a perfect storm of profit-seeking companies who see the endless supply of pregnant women (not too unlike the never-ending supply of brides) and the growing generation of self-centered, self-absorbed women who turn every life event and milestone into a personal achievement. [ Reply | More ]
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I was in Santa Monica and just about gagged when I saw a photo session featuring a very pregnant woman baring her belly in the public park with her husband draped all over her while they looked dreamy eyed. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Don't send your snowflakes to harvard 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Duh. If a student doesn't bring anything special to her own education, the brand name diploma is worth it, but for someone who is bright, ambitious, and accomplished, an Ivy League education will not be as interesting as one of the state research universities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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you posted this yesterday snowflake mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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It posted at least a couple of times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I'm never moved by these articles blaming the kids, calling them "entitled little shits," even though he's spent the last 30 years in the Ivy League. He has some decent points about poor whites (which also apply to Asians, but somehow I'm betting he doesn't like Asians), but the rest of it is just kids responding to the hurdles admission offices have set up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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My dc is a nationally ranked athlete in middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone stay in Kennebunkport? Did you like a particular hotel? Stuff to do? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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When I was about 25 weeks pregnant, DH and I went to the White Barn Inn to celebrate my 30th birthday. We ate lots of good food, walked around the town, took a day trip to Portland. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Is it good for kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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No but Portland is a great little city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Instead of going to a faraway land for our babymoon, we are planning on doing an NYC staycation in a few weeks. I like doing the lunchtime tasting menus at nice restaurants (usually less pricey and the dinner menus are a little too heavy for my liking now that I'm so pregnant); maybe see a Broadway show and check out the current museum exhibits. Any other ideas? Thanks! :-) 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Shakespeare in the Park [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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This. You can wait out for tix or donate $200 to get one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Great idea! Somehow I never seem to get to this... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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What's a babymoon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Not a regular, huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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Guess not... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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It's a trip you take with spouse before baby is born to have some alone time (because you won't have it again for 18 years). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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OH jesus. STFU [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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following. we're doing an NYC staycation for my 30th (and a babymoon in a way, I will be 30 weeks) in August. We saw book of mormon last week (great!!) and are going to see If/Then because I love Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp from RENT. For a light but great meal, I would check out foragers city table in chelsea. We ate there a few weeks ago and it was really great, fresh, interesting ingredients, etc. I wasnt crazy about the choices they had that night for the summer tasting menu so we just ordered a medley of things from the regular menu and shared them. I especially recommend the summer harvest. Yum! We may also do a late show at the comedy cellar one night. Still trying to figure out what we want to do for meals, may go back to Babbo. What restaurants have good lunch tasting menus? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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OP: Great suggestions, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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^^ that said, we went international when I was pregnant with DC1 ;) We considered going back to Paris this time but the timing didnt work out and if we are leaving my DS I'd rather go international when I can eat and drink anything I want without thinking twice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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ITA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Why does it have to be called a "babymoon"? The term makes cringe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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Same! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Indeed! Why does everything need a name?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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+1 It's even worse than "playdate". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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OP: I must admit I kind of agree, but I figure mentioning this filters out the more alcohol heavy (sigh) and physically challenging things (eg. trapeze swinging) recs that I might get if I just said "staycation"... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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It's awful. Up there with "push present". UGHHHH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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Is this a thing now? Along with a push present? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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We did it before my DS was born, but we had planned to take a trip anyway. We just changed our destination (planned to do South America, but switched to Italy because I had a horrid meat aversion and felt more comfortable going to Europe). We also did a trip (Spain) before I went off the pill -- and basically drank all day and bar-hopped and ate tapas and had a great time. I highly recommend traveling as much as you can before becoming parents regardless of what you call it because its so much harder once kids are in the picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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np-we love traveling with our DCs. We've been all around the world. It can be done... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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Where would you recommend? I am trying to convince DH to agree to an international trip next spring. We have traveled domestically a lot but I want to leave the country and bring DCs. Next spring I will have a 3.5yo and a 6mo old. I'm willing to go back to Italy again even though we have been 2x already just bc I feel like it's "easy" but I'm very open minded. Just itching to travel again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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We didn't start really traveling abroad until our youngest was 5 and was civilized on airplanes; fully potty trained (day and night) and could "hold it" if need be; willing to try new food; able to walk a lot w/o a stroller. We started in places like Italy, France, England. But have since done more exotic locations with longer and more complex itineraries. I wouldn't rush it--it might not be fun for a few more years, but it's something we love to do together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Travel now....you can go out to dinner after having a DB, but real travel is gonna be a PITA for a LONG time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I'm the poster above and I agree with this! We did Italy when I was 25-26 weeks pregnant with DB1 and I am so glad we did. We havent gone on what I would consider a great vacation in the past 3 years! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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We did quite a bit of traveling this past year, and I'm feeling really appreciative of NYC and relaxing in our own place right now... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Definitely check out a concert or two, maybe celebrate brooklyn or one of the central park concert series. I would also do one the outdoor movies if I had the chance. Dim sum one morning and circle line as well (it is actually really fun). Yankees or Mets game, or maybe the Brooklyn cyclones. Overnight stay in a hotel to use their spa--I love the spa at the peninsula [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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THIS! We saw Beck at Prospect Park last summer when I was very pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
[ - ] I am going to buy a super cheap summer home. I don't care if it has problems. We will only use it in the summer and its cheaper than renting for the summer. Am I missing something? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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Probably, but it will all become clear in a couple years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Not likely that it will be cheaper then renting but it will be nicer to have your own place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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Have you ever owned a home? You will be surprised how much effort and money is required to keep a home in reasonable condition. If you don't keep it up, it will deteriorate much more quickly than you would imagine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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agree. almost not worth it for just a place you will use in the summer. you can do pretty cheap rentals. its nice to have your own house, but if you are not using it year round its almost not worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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+1,000000000000000. You don't care if it has problems? Like plumbing for toilet and water (hot water!) You sound like you're about 15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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NP: disagree. So you hire a plumber... Some people just prefer to own and be in control of stuff like that, and other people want to rent. If it's too much work for her, she'll sell it and still be out less than she would renting for no return. Hiring contractors doesn't phase me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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+1 every home has problems, and people don't fix problems cheaply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:11 PM Flag
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What about maintenance and upkeep during the winter months? (assuming you're in a geographical area with winter) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Where is this "cheap" home? And what is cheap? Is it a $3m house in the hamptons? It's all relative, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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You will care about "problems" when you have bees in your walls, squirrels in the attic and a busted hot water heater. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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or when your pipes freeze & burst when you are not there and you get major water damage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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(you're supposed to drain the pipes before you close up) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Yes, property taxes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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Do you want to vacation in the same place every year. A vacation house never appealed to me because I think I would feel obliged to spend every vacation there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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We did this. But we use it year round, all carrying costs and upkeep less than the annual cost of renting, which we first did for four years before buying. I don't think it is less expensive and it is work, but my view is at least this way we can use it year round and it could appreciate or hold value -- we bought it at very bottom of market. It is an effort to put it together and handling upkeep though. And we already own so it's sort of twice the pain in the neck, but we love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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Is this in Unicornville? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:34 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted last night about my inlaws and their propensity to hang their laundry all over the patio furniture to dry. Last night I folded all the stuff that they left out and put it in a nice pile. This morning they took the towels and bathing suits out of the pile I made and put them back onto the patio furniture, then left it there when they went to the beach. I can't tell you why, but this annoys me to no end. It's like they want our vacation place to look like a run down motel in Seaside Heights because that's what they're used to. So aggravating. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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Were they still wet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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That is bizarre [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Were they still wet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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Aggravating - but also first world problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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You sound spoiled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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and the IL sound passive aggressive. Lovely vacation for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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LOL ILs are just drying their beachwear. Good grief, why would you run the dryer when the suits dry faster in teh sun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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just tell them. "In our place we do it this way" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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What are they, saving seats? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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I kind of wish I was more like you, my house would be so much neater. When are they leaving ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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^^were [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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What did you expect them to do after pulling out their towels? Clearly you indicated to them that you'd orefer it in a nice pile than hanging on the furniture, so they left it where you left it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Help! Looking for a summery tote, likely white, that will go with everything. I like nice materials, craftsmanship, simple designs, no obnoxious logos or over the top hardware. Why is this so hard to find? Would like to keep under $500 if possible but would consider going higher for something incredible. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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Will Leather Goods and Utility Canvas. Both have retail stores in Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Both are made in the USA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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$500...sheesh. I must be total WT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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of course I would rather spend less than that but I dont really change up my bags much these days and are looking for something nice quality that will last so I'm willing to spend a little more on it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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You do not need to spend $500 on a high quality tote. Trust me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Doesn't matter how much it costs, white is going to look like shit after 1 summer anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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how long can a WHITE tote last? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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Kate spade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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White leather? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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yes, at least that is what i have in mind [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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I was you. Look at Gigi - love mine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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thank you! never heard of this brand but i am looking at their website now and their bags look really nice. although I think I like them better in colors! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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I got a nice white purse at Payless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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LOL does not sound like that is what the OP wants to hear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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NP. You win for being the most helpful poster of the day. A whole assortment! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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I wish I knew you. I'm about to donate a white tote bag to the salvation army. I wouldve just given it to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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