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[ - ] Anyone here in academia? I have a serious case of imposter syndrome. Normal? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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Me too but in finance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:46 PM Flag
[ - ] This NYC law shields illegal aliens who commit crimes http://nypost.com/2016/03/06/why-new-york-refuses-to-give-up-criminals-for-deportation/ 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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It's De Blasio's making! "Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials asked the city Correction Department to detain 944 inmates in city jails between October 2014 and September 2015. But the department transferred only 219 to federal custody — about 23 percent. In the 12 months before that, ICE made 3,204 requests. City jails transferred 2,016 inmates to ICE custody — or 63 percent, records show." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:41 PM Flag
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Critics say the city law shields undocumented aliens who commit serious offenses, including sexual abuse, prescription drug sales, bribery, money laundering, harassment, grand larceny and drunk driving, from federal detention and deportation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:41 PM Flag
[ - ] You're walking in NYC, is it better to throw away a cup with ice inside or to pour the ice out into a tree bed / grass? Environmentally speaking. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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pour it on a tree. throwing it in the trash will wet everything in there and make it smell worse than it already does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Serious CSB here. But just wanted to let UBers with 4 year-olds know that I picked up a kids change sorter/counter on Amazon the other day as an add-on item to get me over the one day shipping minimum and my kid has now been playing with it for a solid 2 hours. 6 bucks well spent. Highly recommend. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:33 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:33 PM Flag
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OP: The last time I posted an amazon link, another poster complained that it was a referral link, which I don't understand. But if you go on amazon and put in 'Schylling Coin Changer Toy'...you should find it. Blue and red...and actually 7 bucks, oops. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:35 PM Flag
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Oh just put in the link. We want to see (and are too lazy to search) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:36 PM Flag
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OP: Ha! That's some serious laziness. But now I'm creeped out...do you think that last link I posted would have retained my account name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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Thanks. Did you have to find a ton of coins for your DC to play with it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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OP. I did have a good amount at the bottom of my purse...but I didn't even need that much because he just keeps putting them in and releasing them and putting them back in again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone else's DH had an "epiphany" about their relationship after being out of town for a while? DH and I have been fighting non-stop lately and he's been completely disrespectful and a huge jerk to me. The past 4 days he's been out of town I've been evaluating what my life would be like as a single mom. He just sent me an email saying that he's had an epiphany about our relationship, that I am a great mother and wife and our marriage is worth fighting for and that he needs to be kinder and compromise more. I am cautiously optimistic...I don't know though. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:31 PM Flag
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No but that sounds like great news. Embrace it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks. I was pleasantly surprised, and I don't want to ruin it, but at the same time I feel like I can't just "forget" all of the horrible things he has said/done lately and start fresh. Or maybe that's what I need to do for this to work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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OP: To be honest I was feeling like I would probably be OK on my own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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It's probably what you have to do. Leave the past where it belongs and take the opportunity to start fresh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Are there any items that you are particularly cheap about? I'm not a particularly frugal person at all...very generous tipper. But I absolutely hate buying Splenda. I constantly steal more than I need when I'm at Starbucks. Is anyone else a weirdo like me? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:28 PM Flag
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what?! no! why wouldn't you buy it instead of fishing around in the bottom of your purse every time you need one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:30 PM Flag
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Splenda is sooooo bad for you. Worse than regular sugar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Does this NYC map of where the illegals live makes sense to you? I'm kind of surprise that so few of them live in Staten Island, it's a pretty cheap borough after all. http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/about/idnycmap.page 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:27 PM Flag
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no real subway system. need a car in staten island [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:30 PM Flag
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I see! Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:34 PM Flag
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East Harlem, Hamilton Height, Washington Heights and Chinatown make to me a lot of sense in Manhattan as illegal immigrant ground zero. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:31 PM Flag
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Poorest areas of Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens seem popular with illegal immigrants as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:32 PM Flag
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Isn't the high concentration in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge surprising? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:36 PM Flag
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Isn't the high concentration in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge surprising? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Something seems fishy about the Johnny Depp/ Amber Heard divorce. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:14 PM Flag
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I don't get the appeal of Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:23 PM Flag
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I don't get the appeal of Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:24 PM Flag
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You think? Degenerative rich alcoholic uses fading charm, fame and wealth to seduce and marry younger woman. Younger woman wises up, wants out, and wants out faster than she "should" for decorum's sake (i.e. to avoid being tagged as a gold digger). Younger woman acts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:25 PM Flag
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Do you think he got violent with her? It looks like acting. One minute she's sullen faced then the next minute she's open mouthed sobbing. She made sure to ask for his money though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:27 PM Flag
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She's a famous actress. She can and should make her own money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:30 PM Flag
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of course he did. remember how he used to trash those hotel rooms in the kate moss era? this incident was the day after his mother died. rumors of infidelity. i doubt it was self inflicted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:31 PM Flag
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the ugly-cry photo in the car is not acting. the photo was taken thru the windshield. Its an embarrassing photo. The court look was perfect though, and calculated. Not a touch of makeup, flat limp hair, dressed like the Amish. i did not recognize her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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fishy how? seems clear cut. he's middle aged and drinks a lot, has a temper. she's 20 yrs younger, likes to be in the scene and starts relationship drama, probably some infidelity. ends in a big blowout. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:27 PM Flag
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Seems fishy like Kesha and Dr. Luke. Kesha was filming a reality show during the time she alleges Dr. Luke raped her. She gives no indication at all that anything is wrong in her life. I prefer how Rihanna handled her domestic violence. She didn't try to milk it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:33 PM Flag
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That's because Ri thought it was her fault and she could "fix" Chris Brown. Ri and Chris were also in a relationship. Kesha fell victim to the type of behavior that is rampant in the music industry. It's called Fucking for Tracks ie, coercive sex which some consider rape. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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Most definitely. She played him very well. And I say this as someone who was never a Depp fan. She knew exactly what she was getting into and used his vices and weaknesses to her advantage. Chances are she will get a very good settlement to just shut the hell up and go away. I promise you this though, she is done in Hollywood. She will take the money and live a very quiet comfortable life with her girlfriend. All underwritten by Mr. Depp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:30 PM Flag
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i read her last role only paid 400k. She has a team of people to pay. She's not a big earner in hollywood. Agree that she'll be back to women after this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:34 PM Flag
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I 100% believe her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:33 PM Flag
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I believe she encouraged his drug use and instigated a fight for the big pay out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:34 PM Flag
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No, I think she was young and naive and he was abusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:35 PM Flag
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Lol. NO. She had a plan and executed it perfectly. This has been discussed on gossip sites from the moment they started dating. She literally dropped her gf, got him to marry her (while he never did such a thing for Vanessa) and then gets him back on hard drugs. Just look at the pics of him from the past year and a half. You can literally see the decline. She was hoping he would just overdose so that she would inherit half of his wealth. When she realized the old man could take all that poison just fine she decided to escalate the situation by pouncing when his mother died. You want to get assaulted? Try picking a fight with a drug addict after a close relative has died. Amber was bad news from day one. Everyone knew. His friends, family and kids. Notice how NO ONE is coming to her defense. Like I said. Perfectly executed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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blind items? i never heard this. not doubting you but can u give a source... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:41 PM Flag
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he's looked like hell this year. honestly no one is defending either of them such as "johnny would never hit a woman". only thing i heard is that his family hated her. but what kids wouldnt hate dads new young girlfriend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:44 PM Flag
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Sounds like victim-blaming to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:47 PM Flag
[ - ] How far in advance should I book a trip to Disney? Do I need to book everything or just hotel/air? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:05 PM Flag
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We did it last minute, but if you are anal that won't work for you. Dinner reservations and certain fast past experiences will be hard to get, but if you don't care too much about getting specific rides that everyone wants, you will be ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:09 PM Flag
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We did it last minute, didn't care about dining at Disney restaurants, stayed next to park (Waldorf) and it was nice to get away from Disney at end of day. My kids love the rides etc but aren't that in to the whole Disney experience though so they didn't care. If your kids are more in to disney and want character meals etc then you need to plan well in advance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:16 PM Flag
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You need to book everything 7 months out. Dining is 180 days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:19 PM Flag
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restaurants start taking reservations 6 months in advance, and the popular ones fill up within few days of that during times when kids off from school. We have booked hotel and air 6 weeks in advance, just need to choose different restaurant. If stay at Disney property to can get fast pass tickets (to cut the line for 3 rides) 60 days in advance and they are usually gone within the week for popular times/rides [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:27 PM Flag
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fast pass is 3 rides per day. some lines like minetrain and peter pan can have 90 min waits by 11am. you can log onto their app right now if you like and check wait times per ride...its cool! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:29 PM Flag
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OP: is it worth it to hire a guide? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] I could happily live on watermelon. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:57 PM Flag
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I was at a BBQ yesterday and the hostess made one of those watermelon, feta, basil combinations. So delicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:59 PM Flag
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Op: ty for reminding me I need to get feta! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:02 PM Flag
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The best part was all the kids at the bbq turned their noses up, so the adults got it all. Ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:18 PM Flag
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Is it tasty yet? I love watermelon. I think I could eat half a watermelon easily. But i do miss the seeds - that was part of summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:02 PM Flag
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I love that!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:02 PM Flag
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I read this, "I could happily live in a watermelon." Haha, whatever floats your boat I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:19 PM Flag
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I really hate festival fashion. It's so fake. Pseudo hippy look. Completely put on. If you're going to a festival throw on shorts and a tank top, hang out and relax. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:55 PM Flag
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ITA. Since when is going to a concert a reason to wear a costume? Just be yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Booking family vacation with DH is so stressful. Unless we can throw something decent together with points, he always wants to boom some dilapidated piece of sheet in the middle of nowhere and take trains, plains and autos to get there. He is sending me vrbo links...want to cry. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:41 PM Flag
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...book [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:41 PM Flag
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are we married to the same guy? Last year, we visited my brother, who told us not to book a hotel in the sketchy part of town. Bro is totally cheap and would not tell me this unless there was a good reason. I still had to fight DH on not booking in crappy neighborhood. While we were there, there was a random shooting in (you guessed it) the area my brother told me to avoid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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also, he likes to complain about the price of hotels/rental cars and procrastinate on booking, and inevitably the price goes up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:49 PM Flag
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Oh man, that blows. Sorry. My sister got the exact opposite...she calls her husband a hotel snob. She's not complaining! Luckily he earns a very decent living so it's not an issue. Good luck with your points addict. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:49 PM Flag
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I have to admit I'm a little bit of the points addict in my family. I work so hard to earn those things that I want to score a deal! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:53 PM Flag
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Are you fully funding retirement and college? Is either one of you in a career where people get forced out? You sound like you do not understand money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:58 PM Flag
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We pay for one vacation a year. 4 year private college fully funded and we are solidly on track for retirement and have a small mortgage and no debt or car loans. Most of our retirement is in solid do end paying stocks and we intend to live off the dividends and leave principal to DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:05 PM Flag
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...heck, we don't even pay for one vacation a year. Usually points. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:06 PM Flag
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Do you work? How old are kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:06 PM Flag
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I do not. One. 15. I mean seriously we are talking one vacation. $2000 for week of accommodations every other year or so when we don't use points. We can swing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:07 PM Flag
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You are on vacation all year, one kid in school. Grow up. Stop complaining, you have a great life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:12 PM Flag
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np: Why so bitchy on a beautiful Saturday morning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:19 PM Flag
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Not OP, but DH prefers $50/night fleabag motels. I do not, and we can afford a lot more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:11 PM Flag
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OP. I don't mind using points but when we decide to do something non-points, it's just crap. It's just awful. Yes, everything to expensive. It's not. We save all year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you be weirded out? A business associate just had the epiphany that she and I lived across the street from each other for a time growing up - mind you, this was 25+ years ago when I was in first grade and she was in K. I have almost no memories from that house/neighbourhood but she is right about the time and location so I guess it's true. I have a different last name now, but she put it together when I mentioned my siblings' names. She's not being making a big deal of it and it's a perfectly innocuous memory but I just can't help being a bit spooked that a stranger remembers me like this when I don't remember it at all. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:15 PM Flag
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I'm always interested in how people's lives intersect in unexpected ways. Wouldn't spook me at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:21 PM Flag
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Did she have siblings? She might have been in awe of you guys. A bunch of kids playing together. Not spooky at all. We all have specific memories about certain things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:25 PM Flag
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She has one sister. Apparently part of why she remembers is that she stayed there after we moved, and for a long time all our names along with some other neighbor kids' were carved in a sidewalk that was laid while we were there and where we apparently got creative in the wet concrete. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:30 PM Flag
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^^ I don't remember that either but I can see how walking on that sidewalk for the next ten years would help cement the memory for her, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:35 PM Flag
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To say the least! np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:42 PM Flag
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It's a "small world" type moment. I don't understand why it would weird you out. And she's not a stranger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:25 PM Flag
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i think you are the weird one, here. it's such a coincidence that most people would be interested to talk about it. it's also strange that you don't remember your neighborhood from 1st grade. did you move a lot or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:26 PM Flag
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Yes, we moved a lot, I went to five elementary schools in seven years. That's probably why my perspective on all this is off, since the consensus seems to be that I'm weird for being spooked by this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:33 PM Flag
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My Dh remembers stuff from k, I can't remember much pre highschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:28 PM Flag
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Really? I remember from 4 on. Probably the end of my 4th year...but we also moved then...so that was a big marker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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I weirded out someone on FB by telling them I remembered them from 6th grade. I couldn't believe she didn't remember me, but she basically said "sorry, I just don't know who you are." I felt bad because I had sort of idolized her, and we had been in the same class. Later on some other woman contacted me and started telling me all about things she remembered about me from the same grade. I couldn't tell you who on earth she was, but she had a picture of us and it was definitely me, and we had about 30 Facebook friends in common, so it sort of came full circle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:41 PM Flag
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NO big deal at all. Small world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Mom who said Tracy Anderson gave her a bikini-worthy stomach, what do you do? Classes in the studio? DVDs? Were you in good shape before you started? Am I right in thinking that you didn't have amy stretch marks afters DCs. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 11:51 AM Flag
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Watching this. Seriously thinking about starting TA method metamorphosis videos. There is a Gilt offer now if you want to go to studio though- I'm too intimidated to do that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:54 PM Flag
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I am not the mom who said TA gave me a bikini stomach, but I do go there. I was not in good shape when I started. Am in better shape now and it is the only workout that gets me up from my desk. So there you go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:19 PM Flag
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What's the studio like? How is it if you're out of shape? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:32 PM Flag
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The present studio is a temporary space, so pretty functional. Not sure what new space will be like. It was fine for me being out of shape. Lots of very in shape women, but not everyone. The pay per classes skew younger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:37 PM Flag
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tell me that exercise makes a difference in stomach tone, and its not just weight :-/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I think every saturday morning people should post fun thinks to do In NYC and LA for weekend 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 11:45 AM Flag
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ITA. Who else is headed out to the kids festival this morning? It doesn't start until 11 but DH got early bird tickets to get in at 10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 11:54 AM Flag
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whoops! headed out now, we're grabbing breakfast first. I'll be wearing a pink Mackinac hat if anyone else is there, ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 11:55 AM Flag
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Where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 11:55 AM Flag
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What is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:25 PM Flag
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Los Angeles has two music festivals. Great Blues and Cajun Festival in Simi Valley today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:28 PM Flag
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Topanga festival as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:29 PM Flag
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[ - ] Any fun activities going on around the city today? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 11:31 AM Flag
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"CookOut NYC food party on the pier This alfresco festival with gorgeous East River views has all the makings of a kick-ass picnic: beer, cider, grilling and live music. SolarOne, 24–20 FDR Dr, Service Road East (eventbrite.com). Sat 28, Sun 29 at various times; $10–$75." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 11:48 AM Flag
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Shopping in the Hamps! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 12:24 PM Flag
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Dinner at a friend of mine tonight! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.16, 01:23 PM Flag
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