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[ - ] my mother had a stroke. my sister called me at work to tell me. co-worker heard me on the phone - we share an office. he is a narcissistic asshole. i got off the phone and he asked if everything was ok. i said no, my mother had a stroke. his answer: my son had a 103 fever last night. i'm not kidding. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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I think it's ok to say fuck you in those instances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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narcissist or stupid, but what can you do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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he might not be narcissistic but def soci odd. that doesn't excuse his being an asshoel but he might not be able to help himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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Sorry for your situation, hope mom does ok. Your co-worker didn't know what to say. Because there is nothing helpful to say when someone's mom has had a stroke. I'd forgive him. You're a grownup, and being a grown up means witnessing your parents as they age - and it totally, and completely sucks. One of my parents had a stroke, and lived a pretty long life after that (which was also a challenge). It's just hard, and I'm really sorry you have to go through this (and sorry your mom does too). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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Oh please, adults know to say " I'm so sorry" when things like that happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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this - he could very well be an asshole, but i think in situations like this they just do not know what to say [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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But the son could have died. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] How was your Thanksgiving dinner? What did you eat that was delicious? What didn't come out well? What are you doing with your leftovers? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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I can honestly say that everything came out well last night. The turkey, which we bought from whole foods for the very first time ever, was excellent. [ Reply | More ]
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You bought is already cooked? Or you bought a raw bird fromWF and cooked it yourself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Cooked it myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Actually I'm lying. DH cooked the bird. I did almost all the other stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it just me or are the organic turkeys dry? [ Reply | More ]
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you have to brine turkey - does not matter what kind imo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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ours was great, everyone's favorites turkey, stuffing, mashed sweet potato, relish plate, creamed onions, cranberry, string beans sauteed in garlic. we start with a citric fruit salad and ended with pumpkin pie, apple pie and banana pudding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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went to a restaurant. it was cheap -- $28. prime rib good, bread excellent. delicious strawberries. everything else blah. green beans out of can and mashed potatoes from box. desserts pretty disappointing. and no damn pumpkin or pecan pie! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:25 PM Flag
[ - ] What is a good niche dating site to find incredibly smart and creative liberal guys? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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None, ime. Smart, creative men are too busy doing smart, creative things and meeting smart, creative women in far more interesting ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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What kind of ways? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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np: There's no shortcut to becoming an interesting person doing interesting things. You can't fake it and hope some guy falls in love with you. Become the kind of person you'd be happy to be even if you NEVER met anyone. Then you'll meet people worth knowing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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Oh dear god, lady. Go back to masturbating over Eckhart Tolle and The Secret. Be sure to wash your vaginal smears off your Pottery Barn sheets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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np: sounds completely retarded. people meet all sorts of people everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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Yes, you sound quite socially and spatially retarded yourself. Please do get evaluated for autism. If you were in the normal range of social intelligence, you would know that people's interests and aptitudes would lead them to different social circles and spaces. For instance, you personally do not belong here. You just don't have the social skills or perception that the target demographic here does. You belong in the comments sections of Yahoo News. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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Startup weekends, pro bono projects for non-profits, challenging sports events, travel networking, pub quiz team rivalries, alma mater fundraisers, global online collaborative events, ... The more important question is, what kinds of smart creative things do you like to do and how can you expand them out to meet new people who like to do similar things? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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These are excellent questions, thanks. I can answer the first pretty easily. But the question about expanding them out to meeting new people is where it gets tricky and complicated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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sounds like a disaster. plus, they can't really be smart or they wouldn't be liberal after 30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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The onion. [ Reply | More ]
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The onion's dating site doesn't seem to exist any more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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Huh. I guess that was a while ago. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah. I miss it though. The Onion was full of really really smart folks. And very funny of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Where should i buy a fake tree? Home depot or Bed bath and beyond? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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love the one we got from frontgate [ Reply | More ]
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Target [ Reply | More ]
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Treetopia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:09 PM Flag
[ - ] My stepfather recently passed away, and all my mom will get is a life interest in their condo in Boca. The HOA fees are high. Apparently my mom let the life insurance on stepdad lapse. The remainder interest goes to his DD from his first marriage (who is wealthy). I suggested my mom ask her stepD if she wanted to buy her out. SD said no. My mom asked her if the property could be sold, and my mom take part. The SD said no. It is a lovely apt, but my mom cannot afford to live their anymore. The only thing I can think of is for my mom to take a roommate, but my mom thinks that would be unworkable as the club membership which is linked to apt cannot be used by roommate. Anyone have any ideas? TIA 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:47 PM Flag
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so she gets to live in it for the rest of her life, does not mean she has to - she should find a cheap apartment and just leave the condo for the sd to worry about [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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OP - The SDs reaction is if my mom moves, apt can be sold and my mom gets nothing. I guess I can have lawyer look at. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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I am sorry your mom and husband did not go over their estate planning very well - but I would assume the same as sd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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I can only think he assumed she would save the money she got from selling her condo (she owned before they got married). I am guessing she borrowed so much against it she had no equity. She carried the 20s attitude into her 40s (expensive shoes, etc) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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When did they get married? How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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She was married at 42, for 15 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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That's not correct - the SD can't sell the property w/o the mother's consent during her lifetime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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Depends on exactly how terms drafted, BUT then the mother would still have to pay maintence, etc, not certain how that would help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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Many estate lawyers dealing with second families are now recommending that second wife only have rt to live in house/apt, not real life interest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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SD is wrong. There is a value attached to your mother's life estate (roughly equivalent to the present time value of renting the apt into the future for as long as your mom is expected to live) and SD can not just take the apartment and sell it without giving your mother that money. If your mom can't afford to stay she could also just move out and rent the whole thing but SD doss not get the apt before your mother dies unless she pays your mother for her share in it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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Depending on terms. It may be if the mother moves out, SD can use. It may be that if the mom doesn't use, she loses. Many variations on this, and I am not certain if OP doesn't even know all details [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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NP. That's not true. The SD can only sell what she owns (a remainder), she can't see a fee simple estate. A life estate doesn't terminate if the owner moves out, it only terminates upon death or transfer. Your mother can sell her life estate, and whoever bought it would have the right to live their as long as your mother lived (like selling the remainder interest, this can be tough). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Depends how drafted. That was traditional estate planning, but now many lawyers are suggesting survivor only get right to use, not full life estate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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^^^apparently they are selling this approach on Medicaid issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Really? I haven't seen one of those. How do you draft it, as a contractual obligation of the estate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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Not certain how to draft, but some attorneys are recommending right to occupy, not life interest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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LOL, the condo isn't in Australia. Or Wisconsin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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That's AUS, but thanks, I think I get the idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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oh, wow. did she have no part in financing the apt? dad should not have life insurance lapse. she can get a roommate who doesn't use the club. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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No mortgage, its the HOA and club fees which are quite high. She thinks it would be difficult to find a roommate. So much RE in Florida [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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i just don't understand why she didn't get any of the equity. did she not pay for any of it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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No, she did not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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ok. then it's all fair, i guess. surprised your stepfather allowed the policy to lapse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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She sounds like my mom. She just wants you to pay for her w/o being inconvenienced at all. How does she know it would be difficult w/o placing a freaking ad and trying?? FYI, you need to place the ad and interview roommates. She'll conveniently find no one suitable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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She was unaware of this? Or she didn't realize old people usually die? Or perhaps she thought her darling daughter would just step in and "handle" everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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OP-not certain. All I can do now is try to help her deal with situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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You should advise her to move to an apartment she can afford (w/o a membership) AND get a roommate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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Has she seen a lawyer? Can she rent out apt? And move somewhere cheaper? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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^^^can she rent out for "season" and stay elsewhere then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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It's a crappy condo in Boca. Have your mother move in with you, and never speak to the stepdaughter again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Is your mother entitled to social security survivor benefits? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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She will be, she is 57 now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Omg, she's young! She will very likely live 30+ years. No wonder stepdd wants her out! She should not just give up. See a lawyer asap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Can she get a job? HOA fees can't be that terrible, even retail of some sort would probably cover it until her SS kicks in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:27 PM Flag
[ - ] also, don't stuff your bird with the dressing. make it separately. soggy/gooey dressing, not appetizing. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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It also is a warm ball of bacteria. The stuffing inside the bird rarely comes up to temperature and all the uncooked juices are seeping into it. It's actually against health code to stuff a turkey in a restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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while turkey is resting, take out the stuffing and put back in the oven to get it up to temp [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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That is a solution, but don't serve it straight from the bird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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no - cook stuffing separately and when bird is done, arrange on platter as IF it had been cooked in the bird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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What, in a cavity shaped ball? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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you can do that, but we like it cooked in the bird and have never had an issue - i also do not like serving one large platter with everything on it [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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How are the juices uncooked? I don't get that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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i don't agree - i make it both ways, because we always need extra dressing and the one in the bird always goes first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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gross. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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me too bleah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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I stuff the bird with onions, carrots, and celery. Came out great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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I've always stuffed the bird and haven't had food poisoning yet. Everyone here is so paranoid about it but if you just have common sense, you really don't need to worry 24/7 about getting violently ill cooking at home. It's the restaurants you should worry about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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You can adjust the texture of the dressing to taste by adding bread crumbs later. Some people like very moist stuffing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:27 PM Flag
[ - ] i know this is just me but i am so freaking GLAD to no have to work and go to office parties, etc.! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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I at least have excuse --kids/sitter, have to leave early [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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np I just don't go. If I liked hanging out with coworkers outside of office hours, we'd already be doing that. I don't go to parties that are really just more work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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I go for cocktails. Politically correct and not too annoying. [ Reply | More ]
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np I so agree with you! People act like I am the weird one! Forced socializing (when you can't be "real" anyway) is just more work! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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+1 Last year I was a contingent/hourly employee, and a manager asked if I was bringing my husband to the party, and I said, no, I wasn't going, because my supervisor's budget didn't include overtime. He couldn't believe I would have billed for the time at the party, but if it's work, I bill. [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't believe that either. You could have just said no. No need to give ridiculous explanation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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I have only gone to a few in all my working years. Skipping has never been a problem for me. [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly, being in the office today is so much better than being home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:20 PM Flag
[ - ] In my culture it's common to have more than 2 kids. I'm overwhelmed with 2, and 90% sure I do not want more. DH does. DH also is not super helpful with the kids. I sort of feel like a wuss because I don't think I can handle any more kids, even though all the women around me seem to be able to do it. Sorry for the CSB. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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usually, the one not doing the heavy lifting want more. do as you wish. personally, i sort of regret not having tried for 3rd a sooner. never did have one. but then, maybe it was for the best. [ Reply | More ]
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I hear ya. 2 is kicking my butt. Both had colic- second db cried for 6 months straight. Dh interested in trying for a boy but I can't imagine. But he has a well paying, rewarding job with good hours and I get the screaming and night wakings etc. we have moved 5x for his job and Still looking for work in our new city. If I find the mythical 30 hrs a week job and good childcare I will agree to try for a third but otherwise no way. It does seem like ethnic families that have lots of kids have a lot of extended family to help and community. That makes a huge difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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I have no family around and I also woh ft. OP [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. Total game changer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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In your culture, do women hold down full time jobs while having more than 2 kids? Or is it the norm to be a SAHP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Both. I feel that most have more help with more kids whether they sah ow woh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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More help from husband & family members, or hired help? [ Reply | More ]
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Orthodox? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] DH is obsessed with serial podcast. He has turned into a f'ing maniac 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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What is that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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It is pretty amazing. Don't worry, he'll run out of extra information to devour about it within 4 weeks and then move on to something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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You should get into it; it's very good. [ Reply | More ]
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Everyone on my FB feed is obsessed. Great podcast! [ Reply | More ]
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I really don't get it. Who listens to stories on the radio. It's 2014 for crying out loud. If it were a documentary or something, then I could understand it. [ Reply | More ]
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It's 2014... you know about Podcasts, right? [ Reply | More ]
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Same shit. [ Reply | More ]
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"the radio"? Are you for real? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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Radio is the closest we come to sitting around the fire, telling stories. This goes back to Homer. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^ np [ Reply | More ]
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I've heard about it, but haven't had time to listen. The idea is exactly the same wireless stories before TV came into homes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Tips for toilet training an 18 month old? Normally I'd read a book on the subject, but I've been distracted by more pressing issues. I have a potty and a dd who seems ready (she lets me know if her diaper needs changing). TIA! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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Ask your mother and your MIL. And one of your friends who has older children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Ditch the diaper. Let her go au natural. Be prepared with mop for accidents. That worked for us. [ Reply | More ]
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this - no diapers i think is key - i did have some old fashion plastic training pants to go over her underwear for when we went out to keep accidents from getting all over [ Reply | More ]
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Wait until she's ready. Probably a year from now. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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this. too young. you're just going to cause issues. wait till she's ready and it'll be easy, pain-free, and pleasant. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh shut up! 18 months is prime time, especially for girls. Go for it OP! My dcs were all trained before 2 ... as was everyone before disposable diapers came along- how quickly we forget... [ Reply | More ]
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Let her pick out undies. Make her load the laundry when she has an accident (I'm not kidding!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o most obnoxious gift given to you by MIL? 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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I am a small/medium in mall sizes. MIL gave me XXL footed pajamas. [ Reply | More ]
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^ to be clear, basically a onsie. [ Reply | More ]
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Crappy Estee Lauder "gift sets" and the most hideous pajamas in colors I would never wear. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't consider Estee Lauder gift set crappy or obnixoius. chill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:16 PM Flag
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Buying someone make-up is off the charts obnoxious. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG it is not. The only OTT thing is how high maintenance and touchy you are. [ Reply | More ]
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I thinking buying make-up is weird. How is someone supposed to know what colors you like??!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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She doesn't know what else to get and thinks it would be a nice gift. If someone buys you a pink sweater would you bitch about how they don't actually know if you like pink? [ Reply | More ]
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are these the ones that come free with purchase of $50 or more? lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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LOL mine loves getting me things in huge sizes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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I'm Spanish married to a Puerto Rican. Our definitions of Spanish food are very different. MIL gave me a Puerto Rican cookbook for Xmas one year. Yesterday she brought rice & beans, pernil, plantains and pasteles to dinner yesterday. She was afraid people would go hungry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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That's insulting. How did you handle that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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I wish I was at your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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everything she gets me is awful. and then she harps on about it for years. "do you still use those patterned dish towels i got you? yea? you like them? i never see them" or "you don't like that necklace, you never wear it." ffs;l;dfjklfjklsdfjklsfklafkls; [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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I love her. She gives me really sweet gifts. [ Reply | More ]
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so nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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not to me b/c i don't give a crap but gave ds a frisbee TWICE in a row for b-day. and she's a freaking millionaire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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oh, she's christian scientist and gave us a subscription to a christian science journal/magazine. it was fine and interesting but i guess some people might have found that upsetting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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She couldn't stay TG weekend like she planned, so she gave us $200 for a babysitter for tomorrow night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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That's not obnoxious! So nice! You sound ungrateful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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Sigh. You never scored high on reading comprehension, did you? Yes, that is the most obnoxious gift MIL has ever given me - because she has never been anything but thoughtful and generous, just like she raised my husband. All of these people whine and moan about they're allegedly awful in-laws, instead of building good relationships with their families and reaping the benefits. [ Reply | More ]
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So, you believe that your MIL gave you $200 b/c you have built a good relationship with her and not because she is a nice, giving, thoughtful person? I.e., Let's say she's a lousy, selfish person who likes to play controlling mind games with people she deems beneath her, you believe you could build the relationship into one where she says nothing, apologizes for her change in plans and offers a $200 gift? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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A menorah. I'm Catholic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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I give you the prize [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 11.28.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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ha ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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Ok that's just wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Candelabra [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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A nativity set. I'm an atheist. She got made because I thanked her for "the Jesus thing". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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She also got my kids a book called "how to talk to little people about god". Straight down the garbage chute it went. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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why are you like that? i don't believe in god but i leave it open to our kids to believe or not to believe. so far nothing, though, of course, i don't take them to church. but if someone gave a book on god, i'd let them read it. if someone gave them a book on how to pray, i'd let them keep it. i think you have a religion. it's just called atheism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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They are 4 and 18 months, I'm not reading them that drivel. If when they are older they want to explore religion, have at it, but I am not allowing this woman to indoctrinate my kids with her catholic nonsense. She keeps joking she is going to have them baptized. It's not funny and lacks respect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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The book was also awful. It made no sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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it doesn't matter. you are teaching your atheism religion to your kids. let them decide just like you decided for yourself. and i don't think it's disrespectful to have kids baptized. you don't believe in god. so baptism is just a "bath" ceremony to you. it should not be offensive in any way, just like snow white isn't offensive in any way because you know it's only a fairy tale. sometimes, atheists are as tiresome as religious zelots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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No, I'm offended that she won't leave it alone. If I was Jewish would you say the same thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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no, because then you'd have a religion and you might care that they follow YOUR religion. but you are not religious. what do we care if someone else believes in god or santa? let people be. i don't care if my kids believe in god as long as they don't try to tell me i am going to hell and piss me off that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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Lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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My mil gave me pearl drop earrings. But the drop was a diamond encrusted wave/wiggle patern. For such an expensive gift, it looks really ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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That is not obnoxious, just bad taste. She didn't give you a thigh master or anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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A lot of people are confusing obnoxious with "I didn't like the gift." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Law and finance moms, what are to wearing to corporate holiday parties? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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LBD. One inch above knee. Nice pearls, engagement and wedding ring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Boring and tacky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:19 PM Flag
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Np how is that tacky? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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NNP: Not tacky at all. And boring - also called conservative - is the way to go if you are headed to a corporate party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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This. At yours or DH's office party, it is far better to dress conservative. You do not want to come off as if you are looking to hook up with anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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Always true. Overdressed is outre. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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This. You come off as either looking to appeal to your boss in a not good way or as if you don't have anywhere else to where more trendy stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:23 PM Flag
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It's extremely tacky to show off one's thighs at an office/work party. The one inch thing and all does not work in real life where there will be dancing, drinking and a lot of movement. OR will end up showing much more of her thighs to her bosses and co-workers than she intends. Sloppy. Best to wear an at-knee or below the knee fitted dress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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OR. No I do show off my thighs. And fitted dress can be more revealing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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Above the knee at a party with alcohol and dancing will end up revealing much more than you intend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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Only if you drink a lot. Some people know to control alcohol at work functions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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That's what everyone who has ever drunk too much at an office party says before they attend the party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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Most people who have been to a few know how to behave. Or decide they don't want to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Sure. Most people do. Until they don't. Which is why a slightly longer dress is a way safer option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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Depends how dress fits and how wearer dances -- it may not show off thighs. And many holiday parties are not dancing, just drinks and food and drinking does not result in showing off thighs unless you are a really sloppy drunk (not recommended) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Taking a big chance there. Best to be safe and stay modest. The right fit on the dress will keep it from looking frumpy. Which is why tailored, at or below knee dress is safest option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:31 PM Flag
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oh please, stop trying to justify boring and tacky. Hard to be both. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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Oh please, you clearly know little about apparel. And you also don't know how to articulate. No one is "trying to justify" boring and tacky, except the OR. Use your words differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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Seriously! I think she's just trying to be a troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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You are making a lot of assumptions about this dress and the wearer. Depending on cut and wearer, it wont show thighs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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Lol, your assumptions work only if OP barely drinks or dances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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Says someone who isn't in finance or law... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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doesn't it depend on your company? Imean, err on conservative but I'd think difference between groovy boutique firm where you know the bosses well/are the boss versus up and coming associate/ analyst at JP Morgan or davis polk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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Tuxedo trousers with the matching jacket over a black camisole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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That looks great, but IMHO, only if you are thin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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Agreed. I've dropped about 30 pounds over the last ten years, and I can carry the look off much better now. --OR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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I have 2 outfits..Jill Sander black sparkly type pants and a emerald green silk blouse..gold jewelery. The other are these gold brocade pants with a black velvet blazer and killer red heels. I never wear skirts to these things [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Interesting article about how Americans have turned strongly against abortion, and how abortion may be effectively outlawed within 2/3rds of the states within a couple years: 53 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/the-coming-wave-of-anti-abortion-laws-113196.html - so in the end, why did pro-abortion/women's rights activists fail in the US? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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because feminists over the past 10 years only cared about promoting bdsm and genderqueers. now the wave of campus rapes and abortion bans has caught them on the wrong foot and they don't know what to do. [ Reply | More ]
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Because too many women don't tell men when they have abortions, so there are a lot of men walking around not realizing how close they came to eighteen years of child support payments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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OP misconstrues what the article says. The majority of Americans support a woman's right to choose. Here is one of many links that supports this statement. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/2014-midterm-election-turnout-lowest-in-70-years/ [ Reply | More ]
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UMC white ladies think abortion is only for cheap sluts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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Most UMC white women I know have had at least one abortion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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Yes, just like most women who get abortions, their own abortion is different. It's a pretty well-known phenomenon. [ Reply | More ]
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3 in 10 women will have had abortion by age 45. I suspect % lower for UMC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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I suspect higher for UMC women. I have heard poor women more than once say, "I'm a real woman; I've had babies." There are still some demographics in the US in which being fertile is considered the highest success. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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Disagree. [ Reply | More ]
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"Taken together, 69 percent of women who have abortions are economically disadvantaged." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:51 PM Flag
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That doesn't clarify anything, until you provide population numbers for UC, UMC, MC, LMC, and "economically disadvantaged" women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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I doubt that. UMC have better access to abortion that doesn't involve Planned Parenthood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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Yes, but assuming stats are correct, UMC are not having % as many abortions as low income. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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What stats? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:02 PM Flag
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You do not have an unbiased sample group [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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How so? Hasn't the SC supported "basic" abortion rights? Many people do not support late term abortions when fetus is viable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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Lol, get a clue. Many people don't support abortions under any circumstances. Where do you get your info from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:26 PM Flag
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The WaPO and NYtimes reporting of abortion cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:30 PM Flag
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well it seems like an awful lot of people have them, so someone must support them, myself included - umc 47 year old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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maybe. but none of these extreme anti-abortion laws have passed anywhere. people can't stomach it beyond some point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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For example, Texas had 40 abortion clinics just a year ago, and now it will have 10. And that is all being done within the framework of existing constitutional law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:33 PM Flag
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Having 10 clinics, all in major cities, is not the same as outlowing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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In a state of 26 million? It's a soft ban. Several states will have ZERO abortion clinics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:38 PM Flag
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"Will have" ? ESP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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It's one step in the process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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it is a bit less convenient. but you can still get an abortion at a doctor's office if not at planned parenthood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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If your doctor provides abortions. Medical students, even ob/gyn, do not have to learn the procedure and a lot of doctors never learned or simply won't perform them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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Aren't most abortions identical or very close in practice to any other dilation and curettage procedure of the uterus? D&Cs are done for a lot of non-abortion, non-pregnancy-related reasons. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not exactly the same, and even if a doctor knows the basics of a D&C, she can refuse and refer. And even doctors who are fully qualified to do abortions can refuse for any reason or no reason at all, and can try to talk patients out of it. The simple fact is, a lot of women in the US now have to travel 100+ miles to get to an abortion provider. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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it is pretty much the same. i have never had an obgyn who does not perform D&C. there might not be a planned parenthood, but i doubt people have to travel 100+ miles to get an abortion unless it was a small town and they'd have to go 100+ miles anyway for a real doctor and/or they wanted to keep it private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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This. There are only 1700 abortion providers in the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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+1 90% of U.S. counties lacked an abortion clinic in 2011; 40% of women live in those counties. Since the TX clinics have been closed, the numbers are even worse. [ Reply | More ]
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puhleez. you have to learn D&C for miscarriages, etc. it is no different. i think that's just a static made up by planned parenthood or something. let's see a link, otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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No, you don't. But Guttmacher has all of the info you need - https://www.guttmacher.org/media/presskits/abortion-US/statsandfacts.html [ Reply | More ]
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the institute itself, which advocates abortion rights, did the research itself. i can't discount it completely but it is suspect. D&C is the same whether for an abortion or for some other reason. the research is something to keep in mind but certainly not something i would consider authoritative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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It's not a bit less convenient to close clinics where you can terminate pregnancies. In some states now it might as well be illegal. I'm new to this thread, but I also support abortion rights, wholeheartedly. A woman shouldn't be a baby incubator against her will just because religious nuts think that an unborn, almond-sized fetus is a "baby." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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Good. Unless it's for minors or medical reasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:27 PM Flag
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It's dysgenic to prohibit poor women from access to cheap and simple abortion services. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:34 PM Flag
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why? if a preganant woman doesn't want to raise a kid, you really ought to let her have an option to abort. why would you wish that on any child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:41 PM Flag
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It won't be a wave when it starts affect young women and infringing on pregnant ladies. There was a NYTimes article that highlighted how these laws have started to cross over to pregnant ladies as well. Abortion is on the decline because of better birth control and people getting more information. It will always be a relevant need for women of all ages and economic status. The second trimester abortions will again drop due to better, early testing for pregnant moms. You can now know by 14 weeks if your fetus has any life threatening issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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This would not be a big problem, if the same people who want to outlaw abortion didn't also want to outlaw sex education and contraception. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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+1 Anti-abortion people couldn't care less about babies. They just hate that women can have sex without consequences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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So why haven't "women's rights" activists done anything about this, or prevented/defeated these new anti-abortion laws? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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Women's rights activists are in the minority. To start with, the %age of men who actively work for equal rights for women is miniscule. Then you take out the groups of women who put men first, for whatever reason, and you're down to under 1/4 of the population, and a lot of those women are working full time and taking care of family. And a lot of the women who are active in politics and legislative activism are also working for economic, political, employment, and other rights. Abortion is one small piece of the pie. But if you have any ideas, feel free to throw them out here and inspire more women to action... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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This article doesn't say Americans have turned strongly against the right to abortion. It does say that newly elected officials may seek to restrict abortion rights. The turnout for the recent election was the lowest in 70 years: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/2014-midterm-election-turnout-lowest-in-70-years/ Perhaps more people will vote when they realize their basic rights are at stake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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Teen pregnancy is down. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Fewer ppl in dire need of abortions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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TG for 16 and pregnant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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No one LIKES abortion - there are better birth control solutions needed, particularly for men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:26 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the most obnoxious item your in-laws have gifted to your dc. SIL asked if it would be ok to give my ds an iphone for x-mas. Of course I said no. People are strange. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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Why is that obnoxious - too expensive? If SIL can afford it and you are okay with it I don't see why its not okay. If your DC is lucky enough to have a rich and generous relative he might as well enjoy. Just make sure she gives him the plan as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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It is a very personal choice when parents decide to let their children get a phone. Boundaries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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My mom bought my 10 yr old an iPad for xmas after I told her I was using that as incentive for a good report card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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SIL is strange, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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*given [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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General Topics 11.28.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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My in-laws have never abused the word "gifted" like you have. Thank god! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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For dd- fur coats that smell like cigarette smoke. Ever. Single. Year. Death cubed, all wrapped up with a bow on it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:28 PM Flag
[ - ] DId I speak out of turn? Vote yah or nay: SIster over with her kids for T-giving holiday. Her kid coughed ON THE TABLE, mouth open, no coverage, when we were all eating.Ipointed out that he should turn his head away from the table when we are all eating if he needs to cough. (My son said I should MYOB but I thought it was my business to teach my nephew manners if his own family/my sister hasn't-after all, wouldn't want him doing this elsewhere!). Also, chewing with mouth open. I told him to close it (nicely). He said, "It's hard" I said, yes I know that's why you need to practice and soon it will be easy. Finally, went to AMNH and he was running. I said "Please walk" (in the museum, crowded with people.) He's iin 4th grade. Shouldn't he know this by now, and if not, shouldn't I have told him? 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 11.28.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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You need therapy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:06 PM Flag
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Please walk, and cover your mouth are ok. They are safety issues. Food with mouth open, leave to sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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Leave the parenting to your sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:07 PM Flag
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Its not parenting if eating at your table. Who wants to eat with slobs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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yet, i bet you wouldn't have dared if it was a coworker's child or your boss's child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:32 PM Flag
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OP: No, I would not have said anything to co-worker's child or boss's child. That would be different. Not family. Lots of things I say, do, feel towards family I would never dare say, do, think, etc to boss or co-worker's kid. Boss and co-worker's kid would never in fact BE IN MY APT FOR meals or sleeping over!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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you might someday. it happens. socializing is part of good office diplomacy. if you can't say it to your coworker's kid, it's prob rude enough to abstain from telling anyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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No no no no no. Coughing at the table no. I know accidents happen (I freak OUT when my kids cough at a table so they know how offensive it is), but this kid is clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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Oh, and get this: when they all left, my sister had them go into the car without even saying 'goodbye' or "thank you"…she came in and said goodbye and thanks on their behalf!!! I'm so shocked at their poor behavior, and of course their mom is responsible. I said, "why aren't they saying goodbye?" she said, "OH they are in the car…" (They had gone up the corner to starbucks for cappuccino)…She said, "They are cold and didn't want to come back out…" I said, "Oh, so am I supposed to go out and say goodbye?" She said, "Oh I didn't think of that, no of course not". So I didn't go out. So she has them come, stay, free load, then they just leave with her blessings without a 'goodbye' or a 'thank you'. !!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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Last year for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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If sister asks, tell her why no more invitations for her and her knuckledragging offspring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:35 PM Flag
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My sister is in the hospital for Thanksgiving recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery. So, your post REALLY pisses me off. I know it's my baggage but seriously, you're all up in bind over this? What I wouldn't give to be in your shoes this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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Lay off, lady! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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i agrees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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I once posted how dh's niece sneezed weeks into my plate and no one said anything. I was flamed on here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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*Sneezed (wet one) right into my plate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:09 PM Flag
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Oh my god. I would have flipped out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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I waited for her mother or my mil to say sorry. Nothing. Kid was 7. There was silence as if I had done something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:13 PM Flag
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I could on for days about this. Was in Venice this summer at a fancy hotel. At the breakfast buffet an Asian young women got up from her table and walked over to the area where you can pour your own juice. Coughed all over juices and glasses. After she finished coughing returned to her table. I was stunned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:20 PM Flag
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why woudl mil say she was sorry? mother of child should have told her child to apologize - I would have said something like "oh my Mary, next time you have turn your head away from people and plates and please us a napkin or tissue" and then would have gotten myself a new plate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:28 PM Flag
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Or as if it was an accident. They should have apologized of course, but I'm guessing your'e kind of a PITA, so you get less consideration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:40 PM Flag
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Get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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Sadly my relatives are like this (NYC metro area). We have just moved to flyover and it is shocking how nicely the children are all brought up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:12 PM Flag
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We value manners in the midwest. Chewing is done with closed lips, coughing is done into bent elbow, no interruptors, "Please/thank you" expected, and goodbyes with handshakes or hugs routine. Who raised your sister? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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I live in NYC and I expect all those things, too; I also don't parent in place of the child's own parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:36 PM Flag
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Not sure if you're responding to me (or) or op but i was raised in a very traditional, strict household. I agree with you completely. It is so refreshing to be in the Midwest. I had so many negative stereotypes but I am thrilled we will be raising our children here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:37 PM Flag
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OP: I know, right? We are from the same family, but it's like she let's her kids do as they please and exercises little control/authority over them. I think if I say something I will make her feel really bad and not sure if I should or not. I cannot believe she let them sit in the car i.e. leave without a goodbye or thank you. Forget the 'thank you', how about just 'goodbye.'. I need to remember this so I can say something if she wants to come over again in the future….tell her I have rules for behavior -- she doesn't have to but I have them and they need to abide by them when here, or don' t come!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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O.M.G. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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I parent the same way you do but I would never demand other parents do the same with thier own children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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You sound insufferable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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i would have said something too, cannot stand when children do not have manors at the table - and i am not talking about scolding, just remind them of their manners - they are never going to learn if people do not tell them and model it for them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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manners [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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not manors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 09:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there really a correlation between a man's dancing skills and bedroom skills? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:02 PM Flag
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Hmmm. Maybe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:04 PM Flag
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Don't the best male dancers have a greater tendency to be gay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:05 PM Flag
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I can't dance, but I'm good in bed (at least that's what I've been told) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:10 PM Flag
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You don't have to be a good dancer to be good in bed, but good dancers usually ARE good in bed for reason I posted below see "Andy Cohen…" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:22 PM Flag
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Andy Cohen asked one of the Danciing with the Stars stars this que. And the guy (a dancer, forgot his name, russian, I think) said that usually when you are fit, flexible and have rhythm, there is a correlation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:21 PM Flag
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^^^ps: and it does make sense to me. It's not a mutually exclusive thing but they are qualities which indicate a certain ability perhaps in bed, also a certain comfort and confidence in your body too perhaps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:25 PM Flag
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Doubtful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.28.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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