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General Topics 06.20.19, 04:46 AM Flag
[ - ] DD id going from a public middle school to private high school. She just completed Geometry at the public middle school with an 85%. Geometry was a struggle. Last week DD took the math placement test and placed into Algebra 1 at her new private high school. She's going back two years in math! Would you insist on summer school or just let her take Algebra 1 in 9th grade? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:08 AM Flag
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Did she hate math in MS? She might enjoy it more at private with small class size. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:11 AM Flag
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Algebra I is HS? That’s a lot of time wasted. Will she have to repeat Geometry? On the other hand she could pass Algebra I with flying colors and go straight to Algebra II next year. [ Reply | More ]
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She has struggled in math but was able to keep up in the G&T class. She will take Algebra 1 and then Geometry again. Such a waste of time. I just feel like Algebra I is more important than geometry and that she should take the time to really master it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:32 AM Flag
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I live on the west coast where most public schools don't even allow kids to take algebra in 8th grade anymore. SF, Oakland, LA, San Diego - all of these school districts and most surrounding school districts have made the change. Something to keep in mind is that how well kids do in calculus in college is not related to how far they got in math in high school but what grade they got in algebra when they took it. Have her take Algebra 1. She is going to do much better in Algebra and Geometry this time around, and this is when it counts. It is going to give her a much better foundation when she gets to chemistry and physics. The grades she gets in math in high school are much more important than if she went ahead in algebra 2 as a 9th grader and then struggles through high school in math. She would have - what? Calculus AB and then Calculus BC? Have her do Algebra 1 and get a strong foundation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:44 AM Flag
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Also, I would not have her do math in summer school. If it was hard for her to do it over a school year, having it compressed in to 9 weeks will not give her a good foundation at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:47 AM Flag
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My thoughts exactly. Thank you. Our public G&T school had such a push to have students entering Algebra II/Trig in 9th grade. I feel like the students were just pushed along without really mastering the courses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:16 AM Flag
[ - ] please post your kids age, grade and curfew on weekends, and in the summer. Thank you. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:04 AM Flag
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12yo ds entering 7th, no curfew because if he's out it's a friends house. 17yo dd entering 12th, no curfew as such we live in a smallish town and evenings are either running around to various friends houses or having people over and I'm fine with things going in to the wee hours as long as she is safe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:10 AM Flag
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8yo, 2nd grade, midnight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:22 AM Flag
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this is bedtime, right. not the time she has to be home??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:25 AM Flag
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It was a joke. He's been in bed since 8:30. He's 8. He doesn't even go to the lobby without me. I'd let him, but he inherited my wimp genes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:30 AM Flag
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That is called a strong sense of self preservation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:48 AM Flag
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I am OP and I am asking this question because 9th grade DS who has to be home at 10.30pm every night says this is waayyyy earlier than everybody else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Every now and then I like to watch this gem on you tube 108 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:46 AM Flag
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Sonny and Cher on Letterman in 87 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBoJe0ihS-M [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:46 AM Flag
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This is my favorite Cher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6E98ZRaU1s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:49 AM Flag
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As far as my "favorite outfit" Cher, I really love her wig in this one- so creative and cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjPWL-23w-w [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:50 AM Flag
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Plus this one is just a good song! Gets you pumped up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:51 AM Flag
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I need to add this one to my spinning mix. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:54 AM Flag
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Youtube gem that takes me back to the 1980s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF-iAV9YOqY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:56 AM Flag
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Lol. I don't really feel like this one is in the same caliber of songs posted below! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:26 AM Flag
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This is a good one- Silver Spring live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud2XKt2N8fs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:57 AM Flag
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so good! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:01 AM Flag
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Man, that ending. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:05 AM Flag
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She is a force of nature. He was an idiot to love her and leave her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:09 AM Flag
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The tension of this one as it builds throughout the song. Palpable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:15 AM Flag
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God I love Stevie. She sings with her full soul. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:16 AM Flag
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When she turns and sings right at him! You'll never get away from the sound of a woman who loves you. Damn straight. He is going to hear her every damn time he turns on his car and it plays a classic rock station. She's a songwriting genius. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:17 AM Flag
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yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:30 AM Flag
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Stevie Nicks is incredible. Here's a recording of her singing "Wild Heart" while getting made up for a photo shoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2rOh6dCwao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:33 AM Flag
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Wow. She's stupendous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:40 AM Flag
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amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:46 AM Flag
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love this one too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbyfSN7xwsI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:40 AM Flag
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That's gorgeous and I don't even think I've ever heard it before! Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:55 AM Flag
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No problem. I could seriously put it on a loop. Her voice is so beautiful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:01 AM Flag
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Really sweet if you like bruce. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozFtHdn4ZDQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:01 AM Flag
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Nettles is too twangy for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:14 AM Flag
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The magic laundry basket, from a few posts down... https://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/08/the-magic-laundry-basket.html?m=1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:04 AM Flag
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Love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:23 AM Flag
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This song reminds me of when DH and I were separated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77r44lRVlWE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:09 AM Flag
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Beautiful. Sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:16 AM Flag
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One of my youtube favorites- haunting subway acapella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF-KagTq7qY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:10 AM Flag
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fantastic! [ Reply | More ]
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These guys are so talented. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:40 AM Flag
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Lol when the older ladies start dancing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:41 AM Flag
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Or this one in the tubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hmsMLkvHU0 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:35 AM Flag
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Speaking of subway favorites- these guys singing Slow Boat to China are fantastic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQ94EXIpTc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:11 AM Flag
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LOVE THIS ONE!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:12 AM Flag
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These guys look straight out of a New Yorker cartoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:12 AM Flag
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This is amazing. It makes me want to open a bottle of wine and cook something fancy for dinner and I don't even like to cook! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:15 AM Flag
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so good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:28 AM Flag
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Anyone Class of '99? Remember this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:20 AM Flag
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I will dispense this advice now... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:20 AM Flag
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Know that worrying is as effective as solving an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. The kind that blindside you on at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:22 AM Flag
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Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:22 AM Flag
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Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. [ Reply | More ]
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Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:21 AM Flag
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Love it- cute backup dancers too!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:24 AM Flag
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prince and the muppets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4PqmShvHI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:24 AM Flag
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Classic! I love not taking himself too seriously to put on a great performance with the muppets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:52 AM Flag
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True Original. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:53 AM Flag
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This is such a wholesome post. Thanks for the lovely playlist tonight UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:25 AM Flag
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+1. I've watched the stevie nicks one like 5 times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:32 AM Flag
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x2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:49 AM Flag
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Here's one of mine- just a lovely and sad song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mer6X7nOY_o [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:31 AM Flag
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The line "I'm getting older and I need someone to rely on" gets me every time. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:41 AM Flag
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lovely, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:36 AM Flag
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This is so pretty with the animation as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:44 AM Flag
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I feel so sad for the rabbit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:45 AM Flag
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Okay going to find mine now. Don’t abandon the post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:33 AM Flag
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I'm the OP and I had no idea it would take off. I can't wait to see what you post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:36 AM Flag
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OP...who knew that so many of us were up this late. Well done. [ Reply | More ]
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cute!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:44 AM Flag
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Also love this one https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RLrzeWjKqV4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:46 AM Flag
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this is so good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:57 AM Flag
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Also love this one https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RLrzeWjKqV4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:46 AM Flag
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Also love this one https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RLrzeWjKqV4y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:46 AM Flag
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I love watching the recipients watch the performance (in all cases, not just this one!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:52 AM Flag
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Sorry for the repeat posts! Wi fi troubles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:59 AM Flag
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I need to make a spotify playlist of this entire thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:48 AM Flag
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Great idea! Can you make it and share it with us without outing yourself or not so much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:05 AM Flag
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Bruce singing Purple Rain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5sim5B15gQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:54 AM Flag
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Oh wow, I've never seen this. Great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:03 AM Flag
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I was there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:04 AM Flag
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Wow. I have shivers just watching the youtube video. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:40 AM Flag
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No video but here's a song I like with gorgeous vocals and harmony, it's kind of different- it's Newfoundland's biggest band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_VcNUgG2Yk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:59 AM Flag
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Find a fault with this! Islands in the stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiwcOaaRo1Y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:00 AM Flag
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Dolly! She's fantastic. True class act. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:09 AM Flag
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My friend shot a commercial with her 10 or so years ago and said she was even better in person than you could imagine. Just the nicest, most professional, amazing woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:16 AM Flag
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Her book donation program is incredibly well done and does so much good work. I always thought she was a cheesy boob job bottle blonde, but she really is a wonderful person who gives back so much to many communities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:19 AM Flag
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Here's one of my favorites- bluegrass, love to play it while I drink coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR04x5XXAwQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:01 AM Flag
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OP is going to bed. This little sleeper made MP, so we can all check in tomorrow! Night all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:06 AM Flag
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This post is good enough to "watch" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:38 AM Flag
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Here are two I love, musician is super heavy (overweight) but the songs are just haunting and lovely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwIWj0uNVCo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:07 AM Flag
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Never knew UB had such eclectic, interesting musical tastes. Well done, ladies! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:09 AM Flag
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Here's one of my favorites- just a beautiful, sad song about lost dreams and coming to acceptance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PRpNfNxEhI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:17 AM Flag
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^ imo he's one of the all time best American songwriters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:42 AM Flag
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Did you know his father Larry McMurtry wrote Lonesome Dove and a few other American classics? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! His dad also wrote the story Brokeback Mountain was based on. In my opinion his son James is just as talented if not moreso when it comes to writing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:43 AM Flag
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The bitter lament of disappointment of growing up and realizing adult life & all it's responsibilities. [ Reply | More ]
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Here's a classic- surprised this hasn't been posted earlier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zplc4Ienkws [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:23 AM Flag
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Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:25 AM Flag
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Omg, yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:26 AM Flag
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Okay here's one that's kind of different but still lovely. Miley and Ariana (stay with me) sing a 1980s classic, "Don't Dream it's Over" - I never actually knew either of them had a decent voice before I saw this live. Miley is actually incredible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ua3O_fdCY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:27 AM Flag
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They look so stupid in those pajama outfits on that green inflatable couch, but the song is soooo pretty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:28 AM Flag
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I don't know. I feel like they always have to be all dressed up at concerts or whatever. It's gotta be so awesome for them to be in animal costume onesies kicking it on an innertube. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:10 AM Flag
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love this [ Reply | More ]
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so beautiful [ Reply | More ]
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Prince singing nothing compares 2 U: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cpGA0azFdCs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:28 AM Flag
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Okay UB Youtubers, I have a youtube classic gem that is happening now- Did you know it's the time of the year for LIVE BEARCAM at Brooks Falls? Not music but you can see grizzly bears and their cubs sitting in the waterfall trying to catch salmon in Alaska on this live webcam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SC_htZ0afI [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:30 AM Flag
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There is a bear on it right now!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:31 AM Flag
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LOVE BEAR CAM! Dcs and I watch it every single year. Some day I want to take my family there to see them in person, it is supposed to be an utter pain to get to that park in person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:37 AM Flag
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For those of you who like acoustic and talented songwriters, here is one I absolutely love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9d5yNcFGlY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:50 AM Flag
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The AC hasn't worked in 20 years, prolly never made a single person cold... but I can't say the same for me, I've done it many times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:51 AM Flag
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This one is a youtube gem- Elton John singing crocodile rock with the Muppet crocodiles - and that costume!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji6qM1-NJ_0 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:15 AM Flag
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When the crocodiles sing the chorus!! I'm sad Taron Egerton didn't have to wear this outfit :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:16 AM Flag
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Here is a great one- Elvis bringing the house down with a southern favorite- Poke Salad Annie- love his outfit, puts so much soul into his performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4csFnpZXek [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:47 AM Flag
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Bono and the Coors - when the stars go blue. Something so romantic about it and I love how they dance together at the end... https://youtu.be/7s8InI68tkQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:48 AM Flag
[ - ] How much to pay babysitter in Manhattan for 3 year old and newborn 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:39 AM Flag
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$20/hour [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:44 AM Flag
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No way. $25 minimum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:49 AM Flag
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I pay $20 for one toddler. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:07 AM Flag
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What? 15 min, 20 avg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:51 AM Flag
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$25/hr - newborn lots of work! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:49 AM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:04 AM Flag
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first I would ask do you think they can handle both...that's a lot of needs to handle at once [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:07 AM Flag
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Date night (when both kids are asleep) or during the day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:39 AM Flag
[ - ] I would never consider sending DS or DD to summer camp. If I am being honest I would say at all but I might be persuaded to let them go for a week. But 5, 6, 7? No. How is this developmentally important/ crucial in some people’s minds? 72 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:19 AM Flag
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age 6 is pretty young. that said, after about age 10, I went to sleepaway camp and LOVED it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:21 AM Flag
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I believe those numbers refer to the number of weeks of camp, not the age of the campers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:56 AM Flag
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Are you talking about sleep away camp or day camp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:22 AM Flag
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Sleep away camp for 5 6 or 7 week. Not age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:27 AM Flag
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Hell no. But day camp can be a great experience for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:52 AM Flag
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What kind of camp are you opposing?? Sleepaway? Bus out of the city? Or run of the mill one-week, pick up at 3 learn to swim and eat popsicles with some friends camp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:22 AM Flag
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Sleep away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:28 AM Flag
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Then yeah, I’m with you. I would miss my kids too much. They can go when they’re older. What’s the rush? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:30 AM Flag
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No rush from me - ever. That’s the question. I’m trying to figure out the value that people see in doing this. For some parents i know it just seems super convenient - like six weeks of summer babysitting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:35 AM Flag
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My kids developed independence and confidence, bonded with other kids, and just had a lot of fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:46 AM Flag
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Go visit a great camp and you will see. It isn't about you, it isn't about "value." I am incredibly close with my dd, and I did not like camp, but I am doing it because of who SHE is. I could tell from toddlerhood that she was the type who would love it. And I was 100% right. She loves her camp, where she has gone since age 8 (one month, the only way you can do her camp) with every fiber of her being. She loves the camaraderie, the sense of there being no adults other than counselors who are closer to their age, being in nature, playing all day with friends. She weeps sometimes when she talks about it -- that is how much it means to her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:33 AM Flag
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If you wait too long then all of the friendships have been formed in their age group by the kids who have been going for 3-4 years already. Also, they age out after 12 or 13yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:46 AM Flag
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My sons have just turned 9 and 11. Neither have any desire for sleep Away camp. But they have always had nice, indulgent, fun summers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:54 AM Flag
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That’s great. Nobody says you have to do this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:01 AM Flag
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It's not actually about you. And OP is saying she NEVER wants to send them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:26 AM Flag
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Why does it have to be "developmentally important/crucial?" Can't it just be fun? DD has gone since she was 6, nobody forced her to go. She's 8 now and is counting down the days until we deliver her to camp this summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:24 AM Flag
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Deliver? For how long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:27 AM Flag
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OR: three weeks this summer. She's now asking how long is the longest she can go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:54 AM Flag
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To be clear, I don’t think camp has to be developmentally crucial. I am asking why the sleepover component is so important to people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:29 AM Flag
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Because people like date night, every night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:31 AM Flag
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I wouldn’t go around assigning bad intentions to people. Don’t assume people do it to get rid of their kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:43 AM Flag
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Hm. Well I won’t do it because I really enjoy my kids company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:45 AM Flag
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So do I, but my kids love it, and I think it’s been great for them. They go for 4 of 12 weeks in the summer so I feel we still have enough time to enjoy summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:49 AM Flag
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Smothering [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:50 AM Flag
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Then why let them leave at 18 either? Do they only get to mature and progress when you no longer need them as companions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:14 AM Flag
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SOME THINGS ARE NOT ABOUT YOU. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:34 AM Flag
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It's a very different experience, living in a community of people who don't automatically love you. Very different from arriving somewhere in the morning, having programmed activities all day, going home in the afternoon. I believe it is an important developmental step toward independence. Kids whose first experience living away is college don't do as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:58 AM Flag
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Agreed. I think it’s the having to be accountable for yourself, even the little things like keeping your stuff organized, the unstructured time (most sleepaway camps have free time built in), the interactions in the cabin, the chores and keeping the cabin neat, and the time to define yourself independently from family and school. I will get flamed for saying this and people will say “kids can be held accountable at home/ do chores/ have unstructured time” and “kids can define themselves differently at day camp” - I’m not going to argue because there are other ways to get these benefits and it’s not a necessity. It doesn’t mean it can’t be beneficial and, again, fun... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:04 AM Flag
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Yes, exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:08 AM Flag
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100% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:35 AM Flag
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Because they have to be AWAY from you, in their own world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:34 AM Flag
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What does that mean ... nobody forced her to go? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:29 AM Flag
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I mean, we offered, she enthusiastically said "yes!" DH & I didn't say "Hey, kid, you're going to sleep away camp whether you like it or not because we want to get rid of you for a while." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:52 AM Flag
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A police officer came to our school recently and told the parents that the number one thing you can do to keep your kids safe (socially - beyond wearing seatbelts, etc.) is to avoid sleepovers. Not sure what he would think about sleep away camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:31 AM Flag
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I think that’s a ridiculous level of paranoia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:34 AM Flag
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That is what my DH said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:36 AM Flag
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What was the reasoning? Did he have data to back this up? Genuinely curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:37 AM Flag
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No. Just more along the lines of nothing good happens at sleepovers. Which is the part DH objected to. He remembers foods time staying up laughing. I remember that too but I also remember a friends creeper older brother coming into our room in the middle of the night to try t hook up which was less amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:42 AM Flag
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I’m with your DH. Some of my best memories as a kid are of falling asleep talking, telling ghost stories, etc. I don’t ever remember my friends fathers or brothers acting in a creepy way. Of course it can happen, but I’ve bad a lot of talks with my kids about this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:45 AM Flag
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Like some random police officer is suddenly an expert on whether sleepovers are good. Please. What your kid loses is no way worth the tiny % of times that bad things happen. Guess what? Sometimes dogs bite, but I Would never forbid my children from being near them or inculcate them with fear. Know the families who are having the sleepover and teach your children never to let anyone touch them in that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:40 AM Flag
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Show me the data or it doesn't count. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:47 AM Flag
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Don’t you know? Sleepovers are the second leading cause of death amongst children? Of course I’m being deliberately obtuse here, because I know what people are concerned about is sexual abuse. And I’m not saying that isn’t a valid concern, I’m just saying there is risk in everything and that part of life is protecting yourself. I do think that by 9 after a bunch of discussions that my kids know what inappropriate behavior is from an adult or teenager, and we’ve talked about how to seek help and who to go to. And most sexual abusers don’t start by physically overpowering a kid - there is a whole “grooming” process ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:57 AM Flag
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Everything good happened at sleepovers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:57 AM Flag
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Agreed. Some of my best memories as a kid! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:59 AM Flag
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That is utterly absurd. That kind of paranoid idiocy is what has made kids terrified unnecessarily and ruined free-range childhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:37 AM Flag
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Then don’t do it. I will make different choices and you can make yours. I don’t think it’s “crucial” but I think it’s fun and beneficial. I won’t rehash all of the arguments but plenty of well regarded child psychologists agree. Read Michael Thompson’s work on this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:31 AM Flag
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Omg he loves the line “the best practice for college is camp.” How does this relate to sending a five year old to sleepaway camp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:35 AM Flag
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I’m sorry, but who is sending a 5 year old to sleepaway camp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:37 AM Flag
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The OP asked about kids 5,6 and 7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:38 AM Flag
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No, she asked about 5,6,7 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:40 AM Flag
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She said she would send for a week, but not 5, 6, or 7 WEEKS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:51 AM Flag
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I don’t think there are many (if any) sleepaway camps that take 5 year olds. Most kids start at 9 or 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:38 AM Flag
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This. Most camps start at 8, and even if they take 8 year olds, most kids start at 8 (my sons camp has 3x as many 9 year olds as 8 year olds) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:40 AM Flag
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^ sorry more start at 9 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:42 AM Flag
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DD's camp starts the summer before third grade, so she had just turned eight. This is her fourth year, and she's met new campers every year who are her age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:12 AM Flag
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It's an incredible experience. Unexplainable and hard to imagine unless you've experienced it. I went. 8 weeks every summer. My kids went starting at age 10 straight through and continued as counselors. It is life-defining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:35 AM Flag
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How? Asking in the most sincere way. Do you think it translated into your adult life in any way? Socially/ professionally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:38 AM Flag
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Can't it just be oodles of fun and amazing memories made? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:41 AM Flag
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I know adults whose closest friends are from camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 04:25 AM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:44 AM Flag
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I never went away to summer camp. In fact, none of my childhood friends went away. I am from CA and we were never short of money, so it wasn't an economics thing. I think summer camp is an east coast phenomenon. CA kids just went camping with their parents. Sometimes friends would come along, but it was a family thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:43 AM Flag
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My southern friends also loved their (typically single sex) camps. Also usually Christian and involving a lot of spirituality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:47 AM Flag
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I'm from the NE. I find the sleep away camp thing to be a moneyed WASP and Jew thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:07 AM Flag
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Yeah I have to work. WHat's the alternative when there is nobody else around? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:46 AM Flag
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Summer school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:47 AM Flag
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Nannies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:50 AM Flag
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How on Earth is that better than camp? Horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:05 AM Flag
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Every year around this time we have a different version of this same conversation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:49 AM Flag
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You can say that about many things on UB! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:07 AM Flag
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I am old and went to a rustic Girl Scout camp. Pit toilets,,sleeping outside, cooking our own meals, tons of chores. Hated it so much, LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:56 AM Flag
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It’s not for all kids. But some really do love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:57 AM Flag
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I think it is developmentally beneficial to be independent and to learn how to make new friends before going off to college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:33 AM Flag
[ - ] Looking for one piece swimsuit recommendations. I’m tall and hourglass shaped (big boobs and hips) 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:11 AM Flag
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Nice suit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:16 AM Flag
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How does their sizing run? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:17 AM Flag
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A little on the small side, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:24 AM Flag
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Thanks - my waist is a couple sizes than my boobs and hips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:26 AM Flag
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Get the one swimsuit with the ruched sides similar to my second link. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:48 AM Flag
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I’m a 4 usually, but a 6 in Boden. Never bought a swimsuit though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:26 AM Flag
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I'm a pear - will it look ok on me, what do you think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:03 AM Flag
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JCrew has tall (long torso) sizes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:25 AM Flag
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love Miracle Suit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Ladies who has stopped having a period -- I have some questions! I was a very regular person....every 26-28 days like clockwork since the beginning of time ....turned 50 last year around this time....was still getting like clockwork....then a couple of months ago it was coming later (which sucked because I had the pms symptoms longer)...this month felt like it was coming any minute for weeks!!! And it never came? So I would say I'm about 21 days late and yes I know I'm not pregnant. So what is going to happen now? UGH! Will I be in a white bathing suit 3 months from now and it just come? Could it just end forever now? I'm so confused as to what the hell happens at the end....please enlighten me! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:03 AM Flag
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Start drinking a lot of raspberry leaf tea and see what happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:13 AM Flag
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Just be glad you didn't go through this at 38 like I did. Yes. I had a hemmorage-like period on the train after 6 months of no periods that last year. When yu think they've stopped, they come back. Now I am 47 and like a 60 year old metabolically, sexually, and probably with my bones too, so just know how lucky you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:19 AM Flag
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This skipped period thing happened to me, but as other OR said--then it came back where it never ended. I ended up with non-stop heavier than ever flow. To the point where I had to have 2 transfusions. GYN was useless...never gave me a realistic solution to the drenching periods. Finally it ended. Then it was done and that was at age 52. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:48 AM Flag
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It comes and goes for a 1 to 3 years. You can have nothing for a few months, then you bleed for three weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:50 AM Flag
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It's weird stuff for a few years. Always be prepared. You never know when your period will arrive. IME, my periods just came further apart--93 days, 124 days, 40 days, 264 days... that sort of thing until one year passed and I realized that I had gone through menopause. It wasn't bad at all, just unpredictable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:58 AM Flag
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^^Oh, and contrary to other posters' experiences, I never had heavy bleeding. If anything, my periods were much lighter and shorter. Moral of the story: you never know what's going to happen. No two people have the same experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:01 AM Flag
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I am 50 and going through something similar - however, I always get spotting the first day and haven’t had any emergencies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Spinoff of close friend school fees post. Have you ever volunteered to give a friend a sum of money that would make a difference to her but not to you? Say $5000. My very dear friend is struggling so much financially and I want to help her. I don't think she would be offended but I don't know if it would cause issues between us later. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:01 AM Flag
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I haven't offered money, but my sister has. She is incredibly well off. The way she does it is by paying for things instead of just giving straight cash. She'll buy the plane tickets to a shared vacation. Or she'll grab super expensive dinners. Somehow I don't feel as weird accepting actual things rather than straight cash. I'd feel more guilty about cash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:08 AM Flag
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What’s your friend struggling with? I mean why would that amount help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:09 AM Flag
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Classic UB. Can't imagine people for whom a mere five grand is a significant sum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:10 AM Flag
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That’s so funny, because actually I’m in very difficult situation and that sum would not be insignificant for me. Was just genuinely curious what OP’s friend was going through. I’ve had a few friends offer help but it’s sort of nonspecific and I wouldn’t take it unless someone would literally die without it, just because the friendships are too important to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:23 AM Flag
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We have offered but friend said he would manage, and he did. We know friends who would help us if we needed as well. Not for something like private school. I would have to be back living in parents' basement-level-indigent and sold all my jewelry, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:12 AM Flag
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Our friend borrowed about 1K from us (we're not well to do). He lied about paying us back promptly and it got a little tense for a while. I think it's never a good idea to give money you expect getting back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:49 AM Flag
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The word for that is "lend," not "give." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:10 AM Flag
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I seriously considered it once -- even asked about it here on UB. Ultimately decided against it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:09 AM Flag
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I have never been confronted with this scenario. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:11 AM Flag
[ - ] Bad fight. DH offered to help me with my powerpoint slides for my talk; he spent 10min and I thanked him. After that he scolded me for spending $2 on a soda I was drinking. I said I don’t want to hear it; he said well, he never wanted to help me, and I replied that I regretted asking him. He then demanded an apology and when I refused he grabbed my laptop and deleted my slides, and then slammed my laptop on the ground. Ugh!! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:52 AM Flag
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how old are you, 17? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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This whole situation sounds super immature. Get back to your PowerPoint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:55 AM Flag
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He sounds very spiteful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:58 AM Flag
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please tell me you had a copy of those slides? And BTW -- I think all work should be off limits to any interference. I would be furious if my DH did this. He sounds immature with an anger impulse issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:07 AM Flag
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Op: it was certainly a low blow. I do have a copy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:09 AM Flag
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This is such petty behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:08 AM Flag
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This is very abnormal behavior for an adult. Your DH is not a loving, mature, equal partner to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:08 AM Flag
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Op: we almost got divorced a few months ago. I am still considering it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:10 AM Flag
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Please consider it some more, seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:14 AM Flag
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How long have you been married? DC? Do you want to spend time with this man? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:18 AM Flag
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Wow, that's an insane exchange. Are those frequent? You guys need some serious counseling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:09 AM Flag
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Op: yes, frequent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:12 AM Flag
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divorce him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 06:02 AM Flag
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I’m so sorry. I would not be able to tolerate even one incident like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:18 AM Flag
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What?! That’s crazy. Do you know that’s crazy? If my husband slammed my laptop and deleted the work, I’d be furious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 03:57 AM Flag
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What the fuck? Have you guys gone to therapy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 05:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Just a random post, but I'm watching Sherlock on Netflix and liking it a lot. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:36 AM Flag
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Is that the one with the guy from that other thing, and the Chinese lady? If so, my friend's DH is a cameraman on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:40 AM Flag
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You're thinking of Elementary. The one called Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch, the guy who played Doctor Strange in the Marvel films and the bad guy in the second Star Trek reboot film (those reboots are awful, though). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:42 AM Flag
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You're right! I love that you figured that out from my description though! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 02:59 AM Flag
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Yes it’s awesome. Both actors are amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:45 AM Flag
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I tried but couldn't get into it. The actors talk too quickly! I have a hard time following them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 01:46 AM Flag
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the final (or most recent) season was dreadful! Up to then, I really liked it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.19, 07:28 AM Flag
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