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[ - ] Are American Girl birthday parties always awful? Seems like it brings out the worst in certain kids and almost everyone leaves upset, wanting more more MORE!!! Could not believe these kids today asking, begging, badgering their friends’ parents, not even their own parents, to buy them stuff! Gross 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:04 AM Flag
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Hey Gross Mom. What up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:05 AM Flag
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Nothing just bummed that dd goes to school with a bunch of entitled brats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:06 AM Flag
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That’s a shame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:06 AM Flag
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It is. I’m really grateful she noticed and asked why they had “bad manners” but how much exposure can you have to this type of behavior without getting caught up in it? I guess this is why she would rather play with boys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:08 AM Flag
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^^ to be fair there was one girl I noticed who wasn’t asking to buy more stuff and went up and thanked the birthday girl’s mom. One. Out of 10... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:07 AM Flag
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Sounds to me like the kids are the problem not the venue. DD is 14 now but we had her 8th birthday party there and I loved it. Very sweet, well organized and nothing for me to clean up or manage. Kids had a lot of fun and no one asked me or anyone else to buy them anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:12 AM Flag
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+1 DD had a party there and we also attended several others . They were all fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:14 AM Flag
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Could be. I think part of the issue was 3 moms brought all 10 kids so they were worked up into an unchecked frenzy and bringing out the worst in each other. Dd has been telling me how difficult it is to focus on her work and get along with the girls in her class this year and seeing it all in action today made me really empathize with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:16 AM Flag
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Maybe take them out of that school then?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:23 AM Flag
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I would love to, Ive been pushing for it but it’s out neighborhood public school that dh went to and he’s nostalgic about it instead of pragmatic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:29 AM Flag
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*our [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:30 AM Flag
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I went to a lovely bday party there for my dd's df. all the kids had fun, food was decent, and I didn't see anything bad about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:16 AM Flag
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Okay all these responses are confirming my worst nightmare that dds school is a cesspool of pretentiousness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:20 AM Flag
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I’m the OR above with the now 14yo. It could also be one of the moms...DD had a friend whose mom spent money like water and it really brought out the worst in the kids. We were at a party at Build-A-Bear and the mom basically bought all the kids anything they wanted. It was a free for all and the kids got very greedy. But we went to at least two other parties there and everyone was great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:33 AM Flag
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Yeah that makes sense and was probably part of it. Really brought out the worst, I know some of the moms would’ve been mortified if they heard their daughters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:38 AM Flag
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All it really takes is 1-2 pushy kids who get everyone else hyped up. I assume these kids were young - they are impressionable and imitate each other at that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:45 AM Flag
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True. Turning 8. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:47 AM Flag
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What are they buying? I thought it was a party? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:22 AM Flag
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You have to walk through the entire store, beauty shop, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:27 AM Flag
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So they were bugging/harrassing their parents to get them things? Maybe one started it and others joined in? You bring kids into a toy store what more can they expect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:30 AM Flag
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Not their own parents, girls whose parents weren’t there were badgering the party host and other parents who came at the end. And yeah, I expect that kids can enter a toy store without being complete assholes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:33 AM Flag
[ - ] My 6 yo is obsessed with the story of Balto and every time I read it to him it makes me cry a LOT. Which concerns him. anyone else have a kids story like this? I may need to rethink my personality. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:46 AM Flag
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What??? You don’t need a new personality because a tragic story makes you cry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:02 AM Flag
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I still can’t watch Old Yeller after all these years and I’m usually a tough old broad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:04 AM Flag
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My dh is an emotionally stunted self centered man child who WEEPS over Rudy and Rocky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:05 AM Flag
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I used to get sentimental about things with my kids. It's sweet. Now that they are older I have no use for any kids stories and am not sniffling all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:24 AM Flag
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I can't even think about The Giving Tree it makes me so sad. Ha ha tearing up now... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:40 AM Flag
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He loves it so much we went to central park to visit the balto statue and he posed for a bunch of photos. was super cute - is an amazing story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:48 AM Flag
[ - ] Ordered $50 worth of sushi. How much to tip delivery guy (NYC, elevator building) 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:41 AM Flag
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$2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:42 AM Flag
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Too low [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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Fiver or if you’re feeling generous, eight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:46 AM Flag
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I tip $5 for $18 pizza, so Prob $10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:50 AM Flag
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7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:33 AM Flag
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I always tip $5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:03 AM Flag
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:04 AM Flag
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i tip min 5 until it gets beyond $60, then i go to %10 tip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:41 AM Flag
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Do you think it should be more/less because it's sushi? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:24 AM Flag
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np: My thought was she was conveying that this isn't a big, heavy order like $50 of pizza would be. I could be wrong of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:40 AM Flag
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Side note- my gmil thinks no one should ever tip on sushi because “they didn’t even cook it” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:31 AM Flag
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I ALWAYS tip $5 minimum for deliveries. More if you have a walk up. These delivery dudes have harder lives than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:31 AM Flag
[ - ] I took a break from drinking a full 69 days ago and I still miss it and want a drink now. Such a hard habit to break. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:22 AM Flag
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how much were you drinking? was it a habit or was it getting to be more than that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:25 AM Flag
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I had a problem - drinking 1-3+ drinks every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:33 AM Flag
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That's a problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:37 AM Flag
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Go drink your drink and shut up. You’re not helping here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:44 AM Flag
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np: 1 drink per day is not a huge problem. 3+ drinks every night when you don't feel you can control it is unhealthy. Good that she stops now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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1 drink every 2 days can be a problem for some people. If she thinks it was a problem for her it likely was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:23 AM Flag
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It sure is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:35 AM Flag
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I believe you. You’ve achieved a lot sticking with it all this time. Keep going. It’s worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:52 AM Flag
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Well, if she’s saying it’s 1-3/day, I’m guessing it was more often 2-3 a day. And yes, that’s too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:08 AM Flag
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One drink is ok. Why is it all or nothing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:31 AM Flag
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If you haven’t dealt with addiction and dependence, I’m sure that makes perfect sense. She thought it was enough of a problem that she needed to stop. I’d believe her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:36 AM Flag
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NP: same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:43 AM Flag
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have you tried to replace the habit with something else? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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Why did you “take a break”? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:41 AM Flag
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Be thankful you aren't hungover. I had 4 lite beers last night and I'm dying. My day was wasted and I'm angry at myself and my anxiety is through the roof. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:52 AM Flag
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Play it forward. One drink leads to another and so on and before you know it drunk and then hungover . Once you play it forward, that one drink become less appealing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:01 AM Flag
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Yes, this helped me in the beginning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:34 AM Flag
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Are you part of a recovery or accountability program? If you want to stick w sobriety, community is essential [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:02 AM Flag
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It gets so much easier and is SO worth it - I’m approaching 3 years. Hang on - you’re still early days but have faith it’s going to get easier. I’d never go back now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:34 AM Flag
[ - ] I already lost my hat! Determined to buy classic cashmere beanie hat ( no Pom poms no beanies) in black navy or plum, under $30 this winter, consigned is fine. Any ideas this $60-100 a hat is crazy. They are like umbrellas getting lost. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:09 AM Flag
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Just buy one from one of the street vendors like some of, for 10 bucks. You can also get stuff from Old Navy. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 11.17.19, 12:12 AM Flag
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Really don’t want wool Or crappy fabric makes me itch [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 11.17.19, 12:15 AM Flag
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Wait, yes beanie or no beanie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:16 AM Flag
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OP yes this is good but is $40 plus shipping, no Pom pom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:20 AM Flag
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I bought mine at HM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:29 AM Flag
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Buy a cheap hat from Target. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:57 AM Flag
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NO! Because it must be CASHMERE because I am very special and sensitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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Heh :) I love you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:32 AM Flag
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Uniqlo heatech ones are really good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:22 AM Flag
[ - ] DC has all 4s on the Salk rubric but low 4s on the state tests. In the running? Would she have gotten in last year? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.16.19, 11:19 PM Flag
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Who knows, just rank what you like. Ask school advisor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:29 AM Flag
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Maybe? Is low 4, 4.3 or 4.01? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:52 AM Flag
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I'm wondering the same, mine is the same except mid-3's on the tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Where can I buy a reasonably priced, warm winter jacket for dd who has outgrown kid section but is still growing? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:16 PM Flag
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Amazon coat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:30 AM Flag
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The North Face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you only buy USP certified vitamins (Nature's Made and Kirkland basically) or the expensive brands from Whole Foods? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:54 PM Flag
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Not a vitamin person myself. DH buys some brand for himself called Solgar from our food coop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:08 PM Flag
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same but i need hair vitamins and i have low D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:34 PM Flag
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DH isn’t an infant so not allocable, although I agree with the premise that adults shouldn’t need supplements unless they have an underlying dietary issue. [ Reply | More ]
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Applicable, not allocable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:43 PM Flag
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My doctors have all said anything at Costco is fine. Most gets peed down the drain anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:39 PM Flag
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Generic if available [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you feel like your parents do/did love you unconditionally? Are you able to love your kids unconditionally? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:24 PM Flag
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My dad absolutely—I’ve never felt judged by him, only supported. I didn’t feel like I had to hide things from him as a teen or in general I’ve always felt comfortable in my own skin around him. I know my mom loves me and means well but looks are very important to her. She can’t help but be the way she is and that included a lot of commentary about my hair being frizzy/a pimple on my face etc etc. I struggled with an eating disorder for a long time. I’ve always been slim but I think my mom would have a very difficult time accepting me if I weren’t. I hate to say but I don’t think she’d be able to tolerate although obviously if that were the reality she’d have to deal w it but just bc of the way I was raised I don’t think that would happen. I think she does love me completely but also has a really hard time accepting values that are different than her own for example my not caring as much about what I wear etc. I make a big effort to let dd dress how she wants and not make negative/nagging comments about her appearance. I’ll give her my two cents if she asks but tell her that my opinion is just mine and what’s important is if she likes her outfit/earrings etc bc we have different tastes and that doesn’t mean mine is better/more right than hers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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Yeah, but they also attached conditions to any ongoing relationship. Won’t do that to my kid unless she becomes a nazi or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:44 PM Flag
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what are their attached conditions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:04 PM Flag
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My dad didn’t talk to me for about 10 years because he disagreed with some life choices. We still love each other though and we are both stubborn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:10 PM Flag
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ten years is a long time what were the life choices? that sounds tough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:15 PM Flag
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It was fine. He was hard on me plus a traditional person so thought I was wasting time and money getting education instead of having babies. He came around eventually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:27 PM Flag
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No. I think so but they haven't done anything that would test my love - like murder someone or vote for Trump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:46 PM Flag
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Yes, and yes. [ Reply | More ]
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what are your conditions for your kids? [ Reply | More ]
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What is love unconditionally? Think yiu are perfect? Is it love even if you do thing they disapprove of or love you pess if you got a C? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:48 PM Flag
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It means that there are no conditions to your love. Like if one of my kids was a serial killer, I would think they should be in jail, but I would still love them. There's literally nothing they could do that would make me not love them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:31 AM Flag
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But how do you know that as the kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:01 AM Flag
[ - ] I went to a store today and the sales assistant tried to get me to try on a skirt (I didn’t really like it though). She asked my size and when I said size 2, she responded: “Oh, so you’re not a size 0 like I am?” WTH? How can anyone be so clueless? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:51 PM Flag
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she probably just thought you looked to be about the same size—if you asked for a size 8/10/12 etc then I’d think she was totally clueless but in this case it sounds like it might have come out wrong but i know what she meant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:58 PM Flag
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I'm not sure in what universe I would be upset about that, but OK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:58 PM Flag
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Right? One time a girl at the Limited told me that I should definitely get a small in a top and I almost cried, I was so flattered. [ Reply | More ]
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It sounds like she was implying you looked like her size- a size 0-so it definitely was meant as a compliment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:05 PM Flag
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yeah, only in ub land do size 2 people get miffed when they're mistaken for a size zero. And then post about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:15 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:12 AM Flag
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"Can you believe that bitch thought I was a size zero? 10/10 never shopping there again." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:33 AM Flag
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My college roommate said a version of this to me 20 years ago and she's still dead to me. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We take the lower isee next week. Is it as hard as I hear it is? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:50 PM Flag
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my kids bombed the isee and had amazing scores on the SSAT (94% and above).but that was upper level or whatever it is called in 8th grade. [ Reply | More ]
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I took the upper for fun and it was hard [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting - my ds just got two 6s and two 7s on the upper school and we were not thrilled [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:34 AM Flag
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I don't know. My kids only took the ISEE after extensive prep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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I don't think we did enough prep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:12 PM Flag
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I learned my lesson after the first time. Got zilch. The second and third time around (different dcs), I prepped, prepped, prepped. And the TT school is at the end of the day, less hard than the ISEE prep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:17 PM Flag
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DC thought the verbal was just like all the other verbals, no diff between SHSAT. And math was easier (this was hs). [ Reply | More ]
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Parents have to take a test?????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:37 PM Flag
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touche [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:54 PM Flag
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I’d like my DD to take it next fall. Ideally when should she start prepping? She’s a good test taker not sure if it matters, 4.4 math 4.3 ELA but this test is much harder I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:58 PM Flag
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^^not applying to TT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:59 PM Flag
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Why not TT? TBH, I was underwhelmed by many, though not all, of the 2T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:12 PM Flag
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Ugh I don’t know... We live downtown and I’m just looking for something stable and decent that’s close to home and gets us out of the DOE uncertainty. I’m looking for a fallback plan basically. Don’t feel like schlepping uptown and frankly not sure the TTs are our speed. Just looking at UNIS and Friends I think. [ Reply | More ]
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^^that being said DD is very bright - teachers have commented ‘unusually bright’ so don’t want to sell her short either. [ Reply | More ]
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Which ones did you like/not like? [ Reply | More ]
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“We”?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:11 PM Flag
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My ds did fine. He prepped with a prep book and his scores were in line with practice test scores. Don't worry! [ Reply | More ]
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You all are assholes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:35 AM Flag
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No, it is not that hard of a test actually. What is hard is getting a high score. Depending on the exam form, some math sections may require a PERFECT score to get a 9. Miss 3, and you might be at a 7... Assume you cannot miss more than 2 on any section and get a 9. That's what makes it hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:27 AM Flag
[ - ] WWYT if your 16 y/o DD wanted to start a fashion blog? Would you let her/any thought? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why would you have a problem with this? [ Reply | More ]
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I’m not a fan of minors on internet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:17 PM Flag
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:23 PM Flag
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how would you stop her? but, yes, support her here. [ Reply | More ]
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how would you stop her? but, yes, support her here. [ Reply | More ]
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How indeed? This exactly. Follow, support and help her track her followers [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe but I would monitor the blog and messages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:16 AM Flag
[ - ] At what IQ would you describe a child as "very smart"? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:31 PM Flag
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85-115 is average and 116-130 is above average. So, if you want very high intelligence I would say anything above 131. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:34 PM Flag
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NP: my dc scored 132 on an IQ test. Is generally a b/b+ student at a private tier 2 school. Is that just average intelligence in this world? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:47 PM Flag
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It depends on the test, and how she scored on the different sections. She could have really high visual abilities but average reasoning or auditory abilities. She could also just be coasting. I tested a kid last yr who was a 130 on an IQ test, but his visual-spatial abiltiies were average and he had a B in math. Which is why his parents requested testing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:52 PM Flag
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interesting. looks like her report shows highest in visual spacial and fluid reasoning. hope those abilities translate to something productive! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:02 PM Flag
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What test was it? And it means she has great planning and reasoning abiltiies. Math should be good for her. She might be better at visual tasks, which means in the classroom all of the verbal instructions may be harder to follow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:04 PM Flag
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thank you! you are more helpful than the report. it's the WISC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:07 PM Flag
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Heres some added info for you breaking each area down: Visual Processing is the mental/psychological construct defined by cognitive mechanisms that are involved in the retention, processing, and organization of visual information so as to demonstrate accurate perception, as distinct from visual acuity. This type of cognitive processing ability involves the ability to generate, perceive, analyze, synthesize, manipulate, and transform visual patterns and stimuli. Measures of the visual process may include factors such as spatial awareness, visual-perceptual skills, perceptual organization, visual mental manipulation, and perceptual discrimination. Academic areas strongly correlated with visual spatial processing based on research include reading comprehension and math calculation. Fluid Reasoning refers to a type of verbal or nonverbal thinking that an individual may use when faced with a relatively new task that cannot be performed automatically. This type of thinking includes such things as forming and recognizing concepts (e.g., how are a dog, cat, and cow alike?), identifying and perceiving relationships (e.g., sun is to morning as moon is to night), drawing inferences (e.g., after reading a story, answer the question), and reorganizing or transforming information. Overall, this ability can be thought of as a problem-solving type of intelligence. Academic areas strongly correlated with executive functions based on research include reading comprehension, math calculation and math problem solving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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thank you so much! I wish i had gone to you for the test :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:58 PM Flag
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when they're 35 and not living in my house with their kids because they can't hold a job with their degree from Yale or UChicago or Harvard or Rutgers (Yes I know 4 men like this). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:46 PM Flag
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yikes. i think some people are book smart and some real world smart. some of the smartest people i know never really rose the ranks in corp america. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:48 PM Flag
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and that's fine. but at least have a job! even tutoring or the manager of a store in the mall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:51 PM Flag
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120 very smart. 140 genius [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:47 PM Flag
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My 3 dcs and I all have IQs around 140-145, and trust me when I tell you none of us is a genius. Maybe pretty smart. And not all the time :) I'd say at 160 you're in genius territory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:23 PM Flag
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+1. 160 is considered the cutoff for a "profoundly gifted" definition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 02:12 AM Flag
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140+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:18 PM Flag
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I don't base that on IQ nor do I know IQ of either of my kids or any of their friends. Yet quite a few of them are indeed very smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:35 PM Flag
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Richard Feynman had an IQ of 125 according to his biographer, yet he still managed to win a Nobel prize in physics. Don't get too hung up on a number. It's what you do with it that counts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:44 PM Flag
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125 is highly above average [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:59 PM Flag
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But not genius level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 01:33 AM Flag
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128 or above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:23 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:59 PM Flag
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General Topics 11.16.19, 11:41 PM Flag
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150 is highly unusual. Even at Stuy. I'd guess vast majority of their students are 125- 140. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:00 AM Flag
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General Topics 11.17.19, 12:05 AM Flag
[ - ] How progressive is Ethical Culture? Can anyone help me understand what that actually looks like in the classroom? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:20 PM Flag
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Very progressive. Best to take a tour tbh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:21 PM Flag
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Thanks. I am a teacher thinking about applying, not a parent, so hard for me to really find out inside info. Can you tell me at all about what it looks like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:22 PM Flag
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Typically one theme is interwoven into different subjects of the curriculum. Ie “New York” could be a theme and you explore it from quant perspective, art, social science, etc. less rigid in terms of when child needs to achieve milestone in reading and the such. Lots of outdoor exploration. Children have more choice time. It will vary broadly through different grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:25 PM Flag
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Hmm.. I think they are rigid about reading. If your child isn't reading in first grade you will be flagged and given time with the learning specialist. By 2nd grade it would be a real issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:38 PM Flag
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not at Ethical but at another progressive school and they do love to integrate curriculum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:18 PM Flag
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you can sign up for a spring tour, and then go to the open house in the fall to get a sense for it. I think the best thing about EC is the teachers. most (not all) really seem to love what they do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:50 PM Flag
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Best to take a tour and ask questions. Progressive is a very vague term. I would describe EC as experiential (lots field trips, lots of outdoor time, applying real-world context), interdisciplinary, many group and partner learning, differentiated (groups and levels for each unit based on where the students are). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:37 PM Flag
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It really depends on what you teach. I teach a high school science at another school that's known to be traditional, and have tutored many students from Fieldston. Their course is very similar in content and in the way in which it is taught to the course I teach. I am always very surprised it's not more progressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:25 PM Flag
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^^ugh sorry for the awkward language [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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^^ugh sorry for the awkward language [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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HS is really not that progressive at all. Elementary is much more so from what we have seen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:34 PM Flag
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yes, at the school Ethical Culture generally refers to the PK - 5 division on CPW. It gets less "progressive" as they get older. I think most schools now are the same way, more progressive in the experiential sense in lower schools. I do think Fieldston tends to have a lot of group projects, not sure if that's progressive but different from my traditional education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:02 AM Flag
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The head of EC is relatively traditional himself so some of his recent hires tend to toe the line a little more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:46 PM Flag
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also, because the curriculum tends to be a little more student driven, the classroom will really be dependent on what kind of kids are in the class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:48 PM Flag
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He's not a traditional educator, at all. But he's also not overly "permissive", which some people conflate with progressive ed. The former head of school referred to EC as rigorous progressive, meaning everything is done with intention and to meet clear benchmarks. I think that defines it well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:03 AM Flag
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I never said he was traditional. Relatively speaking, compared to Elise, he is. I never equated/ conflated progressive with permissive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:27 AM Flag
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Who is Elise? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.17.19, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] My DD (HS)wants to be good at her sport (aiming for a regional/ national ranking). I look at it and think it is too much time for too little return, and would prefer she focus on academics and her other clubs. I think the right answer is to let her pursue what she wants but I am worried about her grades slipping. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:07 PM Flag
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What do other moms of sports kids do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:08 PM Flag
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Skating Mom is back! Give up, DD is never going to be nationally ranked, make her study instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:19 PM Flag
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I am OP- not Skating Mom. She is a Junior, and I really wish she would drop the sport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:30 PM Flag
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so what's the end game for her? At this point if she were to be recruited, she would have heard. If she wants to play in college she can do a club level sport. Grades really matter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:37 PM Flag
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Grades matter, but so do passions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:54 PM Flag
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and she has a passion. but to sacrifice grades seems silly and short sighted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 10:13 PM Flag
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Skater hater is back! Give up, you sound petty and clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:54 PM Flag
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What sport? What grade? Gpa? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:26 PM Flag
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Our rule is that academics come first, and as long as their grades are good, they can participate as much as they want in their chosen sports. Both of my DCs travel for their sports. My DS plays travel soccer, and my DD shows her horse. Both are mid 90s students. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Cooking moms, do you make oysters at home? I want to add them to my diet but have no idea how to buy, cook etc. Where can I buy them and do you have a easy recipe? Thanks! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 08:39 PM Flag
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Usually on the 1/2 shell with a squeeze of lemon. I've made mussels with garlic. Those are great cooked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 08:41 PM Flag
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I’d be very very careful buying raw oysters. I ditto the PP, mussels are easy and great to make at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 08:47 PM Flag
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Oysters are typically eaten raw but you have to know how to shuck them. Best to east at the restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 09:20 PM Flag
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Thanks all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:10 PM Flag
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Korean grocery stores sell them frozen if that works for you. I don’t really like them, so don’t have any recipe ideas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.16.19, 11:50 PM Flag
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