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[ - ] Parents of kids who got specialized high school test (SSHAT) results already, please can you post your child's SSHAT score and what specialized HS they got in to; ie: Stuyvesant, Bx. Sci, Tech, HSME, Bk. Latin, Lehman, etc. Thanks. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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It's American Studies or HSAS, not Lehman. Lehman is a crappy HS in the Bronx that no one wants to go to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Thanks for clarifying. I am in Brooklyn or we would have gotten more familiar with that school potentially. Please can everybody post on the NY Schools board. I reposted this question there. Thanks & I hope everybody gets FC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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Fair 'nuf. Are congrats in order to your dc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Gray pubes, HELP!!!! One good thing about getting older is I'm far less hairy on ,y legs, underarms and pubes, but I have recently noticed that I have several gray pubic hairs. I tried cutting them, but the position is awkward to effectively cut them. Can I use the same drugstore hair color that I sometimes use on my head hair? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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No. I have seen a product on the stores shelves for what you need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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Time to go Brazilian [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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op: I was hoping to avoid the prepubescent look (and yes I have done brazilian before, but not in 10+ years). Is there no medium between bald and gray? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Live with it. Getting older is a privilege some people never get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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Not too vain are you? Get a real problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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op: do you have gray pubes? If not, cut me a break. My dh couldn't care less, but when i get out of the shower everyday and see my pubes in the mirror, I hate it. I hate feeling/looking old. and yes, I color my hair as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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np - Bet your dh has a few himself. Hope you live long enough to get lots more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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NP: Put this in perspective. Just brought dinner to a terminally ill neighbor, 48, with an 8 and 10 yr old. Your "problem" seems a bit superficial to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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so you don't exercise, eat right, use face cream, style your hair, wear make up ever? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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Yup..plenty. 61 and starting to see friends and family concerned about serious health issues. Color your hair, I do, but putting chemicals on your crotch? Wacky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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I agree. Not much you can do about aging but accept it gracefully and live your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:14 PM Flag
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Do they still sell that Betty pube dye? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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"So, a single white female moved in downstairs. How long until she gets a roommate and they start throwing parties?" "Oh, pretty soon it will be so white down there it will look like a Dave Matthews concert." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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op: 46. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:09 PM Flag
[ - ] It seemed like (just turned) 3yo DS was ready to drop nap, he would fall asleep easily (sleep for 1-2 hrs) but then bedtime would be a nightmare. We were transitioning away from it and first few days were easy. He was sitting on the couch and JUST conked out. Should I wake him ASAP (he would normally be up at 3 the latest) 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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You know your kids sleep habits best. I would wake my child, and be prepared for the demeans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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I was just at a sleep center recently for different aged kid, but the doc told me that 3 yos need 12-12.5 hrs of sleep. She said the phase-out of naps generally takes awhile and not to do it cold turkey. FWIW, my 3 yo is such a monster if I wake her up from a nap prematurely, DH and I have just learned to let her sleep (at least until 5pm). Then we just let her do a late bedtime around 8:30. (Bedtime without a nap is 7:15). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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^ She's in a similar pattern- doesn't nap for about 3-4 days, then conks out 59 minutes into rest time the next day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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OP- Thanks! I got him up before he got into too deep a sleep. We will see how tonight goes. He went to be super easily last night but was then up earlier then normal. Sure we are in a tough place with daylight savings too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anybody know the current suicide rate @ Stuy? TIA 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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Zero. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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There are kids there who are very stressed, but often it's not just Stuy, but Stuy+mental/emotional health issues or family problems. Kids who have good support at home work hard and as long as their parents aren't pouring on more pressure, usually do fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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Seriously! As if the school is responsible for something like that. Get a clue, OP! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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Why don't you call the principal and ask her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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I'm sure this is very hush hush just like at every private school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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How about how many are cutters, or have severe OCD, or pulling their hair out by the roots? Lots!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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this is true at most schools sadly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Why don't my kids, ages 10 and12 not want to do anything? Warm weather, snow it makes no difference. If I don't chase them out of the house they do Nothing. We had a weekend with no electronics and they just sit around and read maybe played checkers. Unless it involves me...if I go out and play then they will otherwise nothing. That Said they are great students. But I find they're lack of desire to go play so frustrating. They don't even want to go play in the summer. Just board games, reading, video games that's it. 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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I like to read, my mom supported it. Glad you were not my mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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That's a strange reply. I support they're reading. I just would like them to use some of they're down time in a less passive way then being on the couch all day. But yeah, I'm glad your not my mom either...your kinda mean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Are you drunk? Keep your kids inside studying fourth-grade grammar - you might learn something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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No but maybe you should have a drink, you seem way too invested [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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Just a bit of an over reaction to a grammar mistake. I guess you are just feeling strongly about an anonymous post about someone's dc's downtime! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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Did your mom drink, I would've if you were my kid! Very intense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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You complained about them reading. Own it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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You really missed the point. It's the passive entertainment that makes me crazy. I guess I thought kids this age like doing things, I don't know play catch, build Legos whatever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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Are you in the city? My oldest is the way, the younger is catching up (or slowing down). Oldest never left the house last summer. Ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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No burbs. But the passive entertainment all the time. It makes me crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Sounds like you would be crazy no matter what. You would be complaining if kids didn't read, if they did z, y and z. Ease off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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So send them outside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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You're complaining and they love to read????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Evidently. Poor kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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No, that's not it at all. The reading is great. There is just no balance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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You need help. Seriously. Stop complaining about this. Let them have a childhood and decide what THEY want to do in free time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Wow. Ok. So I guess everyone feels very strongly that the interactive type of play is not so important, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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In the summer, kick them out of the house at 10 AM, lock them out, and tell them to not to come back til 6 PM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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What is wrong with kid reading? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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He'll still be reading when he is 30. In your basement, in between masturbating to My Little Pony pornography. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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I dont know why you say that. Plenty of studious kids move out, plenty of kids who spend time hanging out outside do not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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I would hate to be locked out of my home because my parents didn't respect that I'm a homebody. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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You just blew my mind. My stepmother licked us out of the house year round (Miami) and never had privacy -- I was constantly barged in on. I had ulcers. I'm a writer and all I wanted to do was sit in a corner and read. School was so taxing in every way, I just needed solitude! But never got it. Now as an adult my greatest luxury is my solitude. I would probably be a hermit if life didn't force me put of the house. I know I need to be around people done of the time, but I'm always trying to figure out how to WAH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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Ugh typos, didn't proof. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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Good students who love to read. Why do you care that they prefer to be indoors than out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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I don't know why. I just feel like where is the excitement to interact with the world. I just feel like do something! Ride a bike! Build a fort, inside or out. Make picture, play Legos. I can see I'm in the minority here though. Maybe I'm just making something out of nothing [ Reply | More ]
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I think they are a little old for the build a fort stuff. Kids at this age ride a bike to go somewhere, not to ride for the sake of it. I do not understand why you are annoyed that they only go outside with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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Really I am so surprised by this. I thought kids this age played on there own [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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They are playing. You just don't like what they are doing. They sound like they aren't into athletics and outdoor adventure/ sports. Let them do what they want. Or if it's really making you nuts, put them in sports. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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Why not take them on a hike or something when the weather is warmer? Museum? Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge? They're a little young to do this sort of thing on their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Get off of UB. [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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Some parents would be thrilled to have a kid who liked to read. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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So you are complaining that it is OK for you to hang out in house, but not them? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't actually spend my day hanging around when I'm not at work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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What are their play options? As a teen I liked riding my bike around the neighborhood, going to my friends' houses or doing projects like cooking for sewing. 'Playing' stopped when I was around 7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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You are one of the annoying things about NYC. Everybody acts like it's a crime to be indoors. I hear so many people complain or even "confess" that they "didn't leave the house all day!!" As long as you're not obese or using a fishing pole to get your paper, you're fine. It would really annoy me if my mom made me feel guilty and tried to chase me out of the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Bard or HSMSE? Equidistant. DD. Balanced, likes/does well in all subjects. On the fence. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.05.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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Go to the open house. Much more helpful when you have offers in hand. They're both excellent schools but very different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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Yes, ITA. Bard if dc loves writing and wants to do a lot of it in high school. HSMSE if dd loves math and science and wants to do a lot of it in high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Does she want more humanities or math and sciences, because as she moves up through the grades the balance will tip. [ Reply | More ]
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Excellent places, and I second the idea of going to both open houses. Bard's thing is that you blast through HS in 2 years and graduate with a HS diploma and an associates degree, which some people think is great, and others not so much. [ Reply | More ]
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My DS was very happy at HSMSE. Great school. All subjects are well taught but the student body tends to lean STEM. [ Reply | More ]
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My dd is there now and very happy, great that it's small. They are planning to add more arts STEAM! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Cleaning out the fridge and freezer. Found a 3 yo chicken in the freezer. Going to defrost in fridge over night and throw it into the crock pot tomorrow morning. Is this ok? TIA 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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this chicken is older than my 1st grader [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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Your 1st grader is 2 years old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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reading comprehension issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Explain it then. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: presumably the chicken was not slaughtered at birth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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Yes, please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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If it doesn't smell bad, it's probably not bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Thanks I will definitely smell it. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I don't know if it will kill you but it will definitely not taste good. Freezing SLOWS the aging process, doesn't stop it. Check out the FDA guidelines for frozen meat, online and very helpful. Also discusses safe thawing methods. For what was probably a $5 purchase it's not worth making yourself sick IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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She won't make herself sick. She might possible make something inedible and stink up the house. It is almost impossible to eat rotten chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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I have eaten meat that is over 5 years old from the freezer. Chicken might taste a little off but it's not going to make you sick. You can compensate with extra seasoning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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why bother?? just pay and get a new one. Not worth the risk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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When in doubt, throw it out. In all that time the freezer never went down? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Serve it to people you don't like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:53 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm going on vacation to Puerto Rico and plan to spent a lot of time on foot exploring. Are the $80 Merrel flip flops worth it? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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KILL YOURSELF AND FUCK THE BODY. [ Reply | More ]
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Nice. [ Reply | More ]
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GINNRE [ Reply | More ]
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No flip flops are worth $80. Tacky. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Best public elementary schools on UES? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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PS6, PS290, PS158 all extremely close and on top list around the city. PS267 and PS183 (in the east 60s) get very good reviews. Early to know for sure on the new PS527 (91st). PS198 is the one that stands out maybe you want to stay away from that zone. [ Reply | More ]
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PS 397 (Spruce Street) I don't know about scores but it is a gorgeous school. [ Reply | More ]
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Spruce Street is downtown, not UES [ Reply | More ]
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She asked about UES..but Spruce St is a nice school. We are at 151 an very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:27 PM Flag
[ - ] The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education published an article explaining why blacks want to introduce an essay as part of the admissions process at Stuy. Read the article 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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the introduction of the writing component will reduce the racial scoring gap. The reason has to do with the probable biases of the test grader rather than the ability of the test taker. These experts maintain that the people who score the new writing section will be able to detect the race of the writer by the vocabulary and subject matter of the student's essay. There is then a suspicion in some quarters that the scorers of the test, who are often able to determine the race of the test taker, may be inclined to "give a break" to black students. Therefore, it is suggested that the examination will be graded on a curve that benefits blacks and Hispanics. [ Reply | More ]
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If you read the article, The Journal of blacks in higher education talks about giving a break to blacks, but what is the opposite of giving a break, actually holding Asians to a higher standard... deliberately scoring Asian essays at less than what they deserve [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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You need to relax. I know of zero black parents in NYC who are trying to change SHS exam or storming the gates of Stuy. stuy is full of mentally ill Asian students - everyone knows this, and no one is dying for their child to attend. The change is to benefit WHITES!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I am white and I agree that the essay must be a part of the admissions test. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do blacks want students who are under-qualified/under-prepared to enter an extremely competitive arena where they will likely do poorly? (unless SHS provides a "remedial" track or offers gut courses, which will decrease the academic rigor and reputation of the school) [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you assume blacks aren't qualified? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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did you read the article? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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hmmm, looking at the break down of avg sat at Harvard class of 2017, avg SAT is above 2100....wonder where those black students came from. probably not Stuy with its toxic environment filled with students who supposedly have high IQs but study from 3rd of 4th grade in order to score high enough to enter the high school. At first blush, extreme preparation doesn't sound like high IQ to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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doesn't seem to hurt the esteemed HCHS. Create another straw man.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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np. And why do you assume blacks give a shit about Stuy? Ask around. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry you only associate with low achieving ignorant black people. Birds of a Feather I guess... [ Reply | More ]
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And which black students are aching to go to Stuy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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Apparently not the trashy ones you know. Says a lot about you. [ Reply | More ]
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They think the name of the school alone will help them. [ Reply | More ]
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Please define who you consider "Black". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Is anyone going home early d/t storm? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No slacker. It's snow. It will be fine. Do your job. [ Reply | More ]
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me everybody left @3 i'm closing @4 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Could you please suggest a place where I could have a meeting (six people total) over coffee on Saturday? Lower than 14th street would be ideal. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What time? Should this be a restaurant so you can also eat? [ Reply | More ]
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Around 2 pm. Coffee and coffee treats would suffice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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How much atmosphere do you need? If it doesn't matter, Whole Foods in Tribeca. [ Reply | More ]
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No atmosphere needed. [ Reply | More ]
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Whole foods Bowery is my go to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me - would you ask for a speech therapy evaluation if you were in my shoes? DD just turned 4 and she has a large vocabulary but she's hard for a lot of people to understand. I notice other kids her age have these perfectly clear tiny voices, but DD's is kind of garbled/mumble-y. People who aren't used to her speech ask her to repeat things often. She also still has some pronoun issues. She consistently uses "her" when she should be saying "she," for example ("her is my friend, etc"). Is this a watch and wait kind of thing? Or should I get her evaluated now? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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at this age normal for a ds but not a dd [ Reply | More ]
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Try googling. The she her would be easy to find. Try over enounciating and never step in to speak for her. At 4 I would just research (ask other moms) and do it myself [ Reply | More ]
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My ds did some speech therapy right before turning 4 which helped. He did another round in 2nd grade for help with "r'. Little kids can definitely be helped, and often very quickly. [ Reply | More ]
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why wouldn't you get her evaluated, and into speech therapy if needed? we did this for our now 4.5yo and it made a huge difference [ Reply | More ]
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op: There's really no reason not to--I guess I don't want to appear overly worried about nothing--but it's just an evaluation. [ Reply | More ]
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IMO it doesn't hurt to get an eval. Especially when it comes to language development - has such a huge effect on social functioning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:21 PM Flag
[ - ] DD bombed the shsat after 5 month of solid tutoring. No idea what happened to the poor child. She did get her fc for selective and she's happy about that, but I am stunned at her shs results. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Thank you for posting! Everyone here says that Asians score high on SHSAT because Asians get tutoring. But that is not true, what you have proved is that even with tutoring, it is possible to get bad score [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry, meant to post in NY schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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So, she's average. She'll still go on to have a good life. [ Reply | More ]
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Her school always yammers on about how bright she is and how they know she will do great and now I am worried that she doesn't know how to take a damned timed test. IRL that doesn't matter but for public school it matter, a lot. [ Reply | More ]
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No it doesn't matter if she got into a great selective high school anyway! She must have had decent state test scores to get in. She will be more than fine. [ Reply | More ]
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Private school? [ Reply | More ]
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This is the problem with one test. For what it's worth they can take the SAT as much as they want ( and that you're willing to pay the $91 bucks for.) [ Reply | More ]
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define "bombed"? [ Reply | More ]
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447 [ Reply | More ]
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Yes please. What was her score [ Reply | More ]
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Wealth and income are not the deciding factor for SHSAT scores. The absolute poorest Asians get much higher SHSAT scores than the absolute wealthiest blacks http://www.jbhe.com/features/49_college_admissions-test.html [ Reply | More ]
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fuck you cunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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Very mature answer there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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Stupidity like that doesn't require a mature answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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No amount of tutoring/education/money can overcome low aptitude/IQ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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I'm betting OP is white [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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is she good looking? she may need that for her future.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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thank you. You just made me laugh a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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In college when my roommates and I would say 'at least your pretty' when one of us did something stupid or bombed a test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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Was she scoring high on all the practice tests and scored significantly lower on real test? If so, don't worry about it. It is one day and I know some very gifted students who didn't do well on the SHSAT. I also know some students who did do well on the SHSAT who chose great non-specialized high schools like your dd will attend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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Yes, this was exactly the case. I wasn't the least bit worried about the results since she had done so well on all the practice tests. It was kind of a shock to see the result. [ Reply | More ]
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She just had a bad day. 447 is not what you think. The scoring on the SHSAT is unusual and each question is worth a different number of points. So that could just mean the different between one or two questions (especially the scrambled paragraphs, which count twice as much). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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True. She hated those. You are probably right about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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I'm glad she got into one good school! You will be too when you hear about lovely kids who didn't get any matches. Sorry about the SHSAT, but all will be well. [ Reply | More ]
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np: ITA. You only need one good school! This just makes the decision easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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It's fine. Congrats on the fc for selective! Great job! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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Thank you. It's a great school, and she is thrilled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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So that's great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:58 PM Flag
[ - ] How much sugar per serving is too much in kids breakfast cereal? Are you ok with 7/8 grams per serving? more? less? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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7-8 grams of sugar for a serving of cereal would be excellent. Most have a lot more than that and most people give themselves the equivalent of 2-3 servings. Real sugar purists believe you shouldn't eat anything with more than 5 grams of sugar per serving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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np so interesting i always wondered what the tippping point is..5 grams? Thankyou [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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I'm ok up to 10, but I don't stress my kids diet too much. They'll have the rest of their lives to watch what they eat, might as well enjoy their crazy high metabolisms while they have them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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4 gms equals one teaspoon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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STOP STOP STOP THESE SUGAR POSTS FFS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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OP here - I am definitely not a health nut and was just wondering what the healthy crew thought of this. My DCs are allowed plenty of treats which is one reason I don't like them starting the day with something too sugary. Was in whole foods looking at the boxes and my general sense is that 7/8 is pretty good, but all I was allowed as a kid was cheerios which has like 1 gram. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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lot at the ingedients. If you can find less than 6 grams its amazing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:02 PM Flag
[ - ] What's the best treatment I can do at home for exfoliation? I am acne prone with scars but now dealing with aging too (fun!). Kiehls microdermabrasion? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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sorry posted 3x! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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You need a good vitamin c serum for scarring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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op can you recommend one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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Kiehls is amazing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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op this? http://www.kiehls.com/Epidermal-Re-Texturizing-Micro-Dermabrasion/597,default,pd.html ...im confused they have a few microderm products [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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np: I use that and I like it. For the Vitamin C my doctor recommends Skinceuticals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Heartless post: I think that when someone suffers a tragedy it's on them to 'get over it' so to speak. By not moving forward they are only hurting themselves. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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I agree but you must realize that for many it is not that simple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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To a certain extent, that's true. People are about as happy as they choose to be. Get busy living, or get busy dying! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Oh go put a shirt on and stop telling people what to do! I'm like you but severe depression runs in my family so I've witnessed the other side and it is paralyzing for some people. We all have different brain chemistry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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That sounds like self-indulgence. Can you imagine what would have happened 10,000 years ago to someone with "different brain chemistry"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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But at the end of the day you are ruining your own life. It makes no difference to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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People need time to process a tragedy, and some take longer than others. It is not as simple as "getting over it". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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Sure, but it really seems like some people don't realize they are only hurting themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Of course it's on them. Their baggage also affects the people who have to deal with them in the context of associated emotions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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jews get the fuck over the holocaust its on you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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get over it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Heartless poster, this is for you! Death of a child? Get over it, Mommy. Move forward or you will hurt yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 10:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else dream about old boyfriends? Happily married for 10 years, but my ex still makes his way into my dreams with some regularity. It's disconcerting! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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I dream about people I had very little interaction with a long time ago, like my bus driver from grade school, or someone in my chemistry class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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That's so random! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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I know! I wake up and how I even remember this person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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Yes. I have a reoccurring dream where I run into an ex and he is very interested in me (I am some how single in these dreams). We meet up and it always turns out that he isn't interested and I've misread the signals and I'm embarrassed. I'm happily married IRL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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This is like my dreams! I am always single, and I am always staying at his house. We had a bad breakup,chad my psyche just not resolved this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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was he bigger? that would explain it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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I've had dreams about Lance Bass. This makes zero sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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Google soul ties. There's a cause behind this. Very real! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.05.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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