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[ - ] I've been w/ my company 8 years. Have an offer for a two tier title bump for a smaller (400 vs 1500) person group. Also a 60% raise. I'm excited and nauseous about quittin today. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.22.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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very cool! good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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I have to politely say - I'd stay if you had listened and promoted me as I deserved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:49 AM Flag
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be careful about burning bridges. i'd say somethign like "i didn't feel the opportunity for advancement" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:52 AM Flag
[ - ] any recs for inexpensive self-storage units in queens, pref. nr forest hills? tia. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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i know there's one in kew gardens. but most of the time it's cheaper to just get rid of your furniture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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Stop 'N Stor near Woodhaven Blvd & Metropolitan Ave. It's near Home Depot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 08:36 AM Flag
[ - ] Pap smear:okay to get one done in early pg? 1 week pregnant. (sorry if this is a stupid question, but pls answer!) Tia 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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They make me cramp a little, so not sure i'd do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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^^^just saw you said one week, you can't possibly know if you are one week pregnant, that is too early to test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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op:sorry, it's been one week since I tested +ve! (excuse me, am very excited and maybe over-thinking everything?!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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^^^or maybe not thinking enough! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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my ob gave me one at my first pg appt-around 6 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:51 AM Flag
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what do you mean, one week pregnant? do you mean five weeks pregnant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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op:sorry, abt 5 weeks yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 10:00 AM Flag
[ - ] POLL: nastiest thing a salesperson ever said to you. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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"the sales rack is in the back" upon entering a nice store [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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a seamstress once called me chubby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
[ - ] i am in such a funk. i want more money but don't want a better job. i want to be thinner and more fit but don't want to exercise or lose weight. i want my house to be clean but don't want to clean it. i want i want i want. but i don't want to. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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I know exactly how you feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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it's a mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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I've decided to focus on one thing at a time otherwise I depress myself. I've been trying to do that couch potato to 5k running thing. So far so good.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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that sounds interesting. how does it work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:54 AM Flag
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I'm using the pod cast but basically it gets you running a bit at a time. Google it. For now it's allowing me to feel a bit in control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:57 AM Flag
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i'll look into it. i was thinking of joining a gym but i'd have to go at night after dcs are asleep and i just don't want to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:02 AM Flag
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I go running early in the morning. I just can't motivate at night. In the beginning the whole program is under 30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:05 AM Flag
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i'm t hinking of getting some exercise dvds and doing some aerobics right when i get home from work b/c dcs are often sleeping at that time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:10 AM Flag
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I'm horrid once I get home from work but this sounds like a good option too. One step at a time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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lazy, lazy, lazy, sorry but true unless you are severely depressed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:55 AM Flag
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the two are often confused, btdt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:58 AM Flag
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well, i am a little depressed lately. which i think is responsible for the weight issues. and i think it's making me very nitpicky and unhappy in general. but i'm afraid it's going to pass from depression to habit if i don't snap out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:58 AM Flag
[ - ] When is the Pope coming? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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he was here a couple of months ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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I dont think he can do that anymore. He is the pope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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He was here a month ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
[ - ] Need to put another twin bed for dd in her siblings' room, and it will only fit against a wall that has an outlet near it. For a few months a year we use that outlet for an air conditioner, and the wire runs along the wall where we would put the bed. The wire would be much lower than where dd would sleep, but should I worry about her being so close to an electric circuit? More about the circuit than the outlet, in terms of safety. (She is 3) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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General Topics 05.22.08, 06:40 AM Flag
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np: WTF? That isn't long at all. *You* are personally killing UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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Don't respond. Just send a "please block" message to the site feedback board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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Right, because she can't just register a new account. LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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np: if she has time to create and register new emails all day then so be it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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Put a sock in it. How is this killing UB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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She's right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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stop responding to your own posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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it's fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Um, currently clueless single dad here. Can anyone point me to a good educational source on city wide G&T programs like Hunter, Anderson, NEST etc, or just a simple idiot's guide to acronyms like TAG, SB etc? I am trying to educate myself on 3.5 yo daughter's public school options - she's currently in a private pre-school on the UES but I would like explore public school for next year. We live in Harlem (but District 3). I read through posts here but overwhelmed by the acronyms (I'm a quant. analyst and I thought we had acronyms) and just want a pre-Google place to start. Thanks a lot. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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General Topics 05.22.08, 06:40 AM Flag
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autofill? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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there is no autofill anymore. she must have it in her clipboard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:00 AM Flag
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Well ask her mom. I am sure she'll have a clue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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WOW! You are an IDIOT. Sorry, OP. Not everyone is so clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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i really don't know but i'd start with the dept of education. either their web site or a phone call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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Her teachers at preK can help guide you, but insideschools.org might be a good starting place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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This looks great. Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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did you try insideschools.org? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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I have no idea why people are being nasty to you. Anyway-- all of this might change but there are 4 gifted schools that are not within district lines (citywides) Hunter (Manhattan only) is NOT run by the DOE therefore the testing process is completely different. You must go to the Hunter website to get the testing information. The 3 other schools: NEST (in the LES) Anderson (in the UWS and TAG (in Harlem) you must take a test called the OLSAT administered by the DOE. That same test is used to determine whether you can enter one of the District Gifted & Talented schools. In PS 3 you have some good options, PS 9 being the favorite--- BUT the competition for these is insane. Next you want to check out what your zoned school is. Sometimes you might be pleasantly surprised. There are also lottery schools mike Manhattan School for Children. These don't involve tests-- just luck. Inside Schools.org is a good place to start. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:49 AM Flag
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^ sorry meant District 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:50 AM Flag
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Thank you very much. I guess the first two people are having a bad morning. Thanks again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:52 AM Flag
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np: don't let the bitches get you down, honestly. I'm sorry for your loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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no, that's just UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:03 AM Flag
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Start with www.insideschools.org [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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Here's the link to the DOE site for G&T applications. I would check this regularly in the fall to make sure you are up to date with deadlines. http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/GiftedandTalented/EligibilityApplications/default.htm. Also, UB, although people can be grumpy is a decent source for up to the minute news on the process as it is unfolding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:54 AM Flag
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TAG is the the Talented and Gifted School in Harlem -- one of the three citywide gifted and talented schools, along with Anderson and NEST. The best source of info on publics is insideschools.org. Read the descriptions of the schools and look at the latest on the G&T process. SB is the Stanford Binet test, which is only required for Hunter and is administered by Hunter-approved child psychologists who specialize in testing young children (Hunter provides a list when you apply and you choose one). The OLSAT (otis lennon school ability test) along with the Bracken (also referred to as BRSA) were the tests required this year for DOE gifted & talented process. The tests are administered by public school teachers who have gone through a brief training session. For kindergarten, the test is one-on-one with the teacher. This year, the Hunter cut-off was 98th percentile on the SB. The DOE cut-off for citywides was 97th percentile and 90th percentile for district G&T programs. Please post if you have additional questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:08 AM Flag
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Dude, I would look closely at after school options in making this decision too. Obviously I'm jumping the gun here but not all schools are equal in their after school programming. NEST (where my boy is in K) has after school programming (for a fee) till 6pm every day. It is nice if you have a 9-5 because your kid is with the same population. (Granted it would be a really long day.) We like NEST but, as you will see once you are doing your research, the commute there sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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Get the Clara Hemphill book "Best Public Elementary Schools" (available in bookstores or on the inside schools website). It's a great resource, not updated as frequently as inside schools website but more comprehensive. If you're in D3 you can try for the good D3 gen eds that have spaces available by lottery (Manhattan School for Children, PS 87). Also - if your child is musical, consider the Special Music School. The UB crowd mostly skews towards private, so keep that in mind when asking for advice here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 08:15 AM Flag
[ - ] WOW! I can't believe what a snooze fest posts and replies are here now. So slow and boring. I've got laundry to do. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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I was just thinking that. Haven't been here in a few days and am ready to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
[ - ] any way to get my 8 mo to sleep longer in the am? he wakes around 5am everyday now...used to be between 6:30-7. Help!!! tia 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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maybe he needs a bigger feeding overnight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:40 AM Flag
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op-he hasn't eaten overnight in months...and eats plenty during the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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can you leave him in the crib a bit longer each morning? maybe he'll learn to entertain himself, or soothe himself back to sleep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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op-i've tried that a few times and it hasn't worked yet. what time do most 8mo go to sleep? sometimes i think he is sleeping too early-around6:30pm usually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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Have you tried putting him to bed later? My db wakes up b/w 5-5:30 but she goes to bed at 7:30-8. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:51 AM Flag
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wish I could help you...I have a 5 yo, 3 yo and 1 yo and all of them get up between 5 and 5:30 and always have [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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op-dang thats what i was afraid of...just an early riser. guess i am now too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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Not that this helps now (NP) but when my now 5 yo was 2yo, I taught him how to recognize a number 6 and said that he could not get out of bed until the clock had a six on it (then had to modify it to be ON THE LEFT!!!!). GL, OP. Having early risers SUCKS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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lol, I'm trying this w/ my 4 yo now - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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you are me; I tried W's suggestion to put down earlier, but she still wakes earlier. Pray it is just a phase [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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fwiw, I don't go in to get her until 6 am, no matter what time she wakes. But it wakes me and sometimes her sister, so that sucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:54 AM Flag
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Wow. That's rough. Does she cry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:00 AM Flag
[ - ] I apologize in advance - this is a little gross. I am pregnant with #1 and I have a terrible hemorrhoid that is bleeding a little. I am RH negative and my doctor said that i needed a shot if I bled from my vagina. Do you think I need a shot because of the hemorrhoid? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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Anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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i have no idea. sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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My guess is no, because there is no likelihood of blood mixing from your hemorrhoid and the baby, which is the concern that leads to Rhogam shots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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OP: Okay - thank you. That is what I thought too, but then I started to worry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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call your OB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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you need a shot only if there is any chance you bleed/bled from the placenta (which may be rh + from the baby) Your personal blood is not an issue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 08:01 AM Flag
[ - ] i'm such a bitch. but i kind of like it. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.22.08, 06:36 AM Flag
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I kinda like it to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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i dunno. i heard you were kinda nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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oh i am. but sometimes i really enjoy being bitchy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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i hear your bark is worse than your bite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:55 AM Flag
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no, she's a total bitch. i got into it with her one day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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really? what happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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YOU started IT! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:02 AM Flag
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hells no! don't you ever touch my kid again. if your kid can't take my kid throwing sand in her precious little face, get off the playground. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:05 AM Flag
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