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[ - ] Overheard the saddest conversation today sitting in a coffee shop with dcs (across from a local high school). 3 high school kids were talking about life after graduation, their families etc. They were so articulate, funny, and insightful. One girl talked about how her parents (each on their 3rd marriage) fight all the time with their spouses about "ridiculous shit," and how she'll never be that way etc. Then a boy asked the others, "Seriously, what do you think you're going to do after graduation? There's nothing I can do, really. I would have joined the Air Force, but I didn't make it. I could become a cop, but they're thug. I could try to make money fighting, but I want something better for myself. My parents won't let me stay with them - what am I going to do?" 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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where was this? It sounds awful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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Chicago, Roscoe Village (Lane Tech high school). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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i'd call the guidance counselor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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Are you for real? WTF can the guidance counselor do about the limited life options of those young people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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I was wondering the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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People are so naive. This is how the lower class rejuvenates itself, young people like those [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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tell themwhere to look for jobs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:42 PM Flag
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Were they black? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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No, one girl was caucasian, one girl was latina, and the boy was hispanic/latino. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:44 PM Flag
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Because if they were Black, it would mean....? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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Nothing, I was just recalling that once on UB someone got yelled at for saying someone who happened to be black was articulate...I am going off on tangents.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:48 PM Flag
[ - ] So I finally ditched my car in favor of public transport. Today was horrendous. How do people do this on a daily basis with two kids? All I kept doing was chasing after the one who was running away from me while trying to protect the younger guy from getting jostled by the crowd. Gave up on the stroller bc its so difficult to get up and down all the subway stairs. Ugh. Need some pointers. How do you do it? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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How did you park a car all over NYC? I don't get that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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I live in LIC. Never had a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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it's not fun w/ 2 little ones. easier if you are traveling during off peak hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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how old are your kids? i don't find it that bad, take stroller regularly for younger dc though not always. kids are 18 mos and 5. it also depends on subway line and time you travel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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I avoid rush hour whenever possible and use the bus instead of the subway as much as possible. The bus is slower, but much easier, at least for us - the stop is in front of our building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there a website out there with a good forum for DIY craft and/or furniture questions? I want to tea-stain some fabric that's already on an ottoman. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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Did you check martha stewart and ask.com? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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I didn't realize Martha let you ask questions. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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check on designsponge, its a blog with lots of info you can search [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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Maybe gardenweb, they house forums and I think I've seen a craft forum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:45 PM Flag
[ - ] greenwich mom here... any questions? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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why do you all wear clothes with ducks and whales on them ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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tee hee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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What are the good public schools within 20 miles of you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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greenwich has great public schools. scarsdale's are great, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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Pound Ridge elementary school - but what diff does it make - you have to be a resident [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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Thinking of moving from the City. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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do you hang out with the stepfords? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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tee hee [ Reply | More ]
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would you rather be from Old Greenwich ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:01 PM Flag
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no -- too many traffic lights to battle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:41 PM Flag
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good to know... is one snootier than the other ? [ Reply | More ]
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og is more home-spun, for sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:43 PM Flag
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once dated a boy/man there... had fantasies of living out my tranquil life in patterned clothing with a view of the water and cocktail hour...alas... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:48 PM Flag
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it's the original gangsta [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 08:03 PM Flag
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get over yourself. who cares [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:45 PM Flag
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the snarkiness is not very greenwich... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:50 PM Flag
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thats right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:52 PM Flag
[ - ] How long does hair start growing back on the legs after waxing? I haven't had a wax in a long time and got one last week. My legs feel kind of rough and I have a few little prickles starting to come out. This can't be. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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waxing legs is a waste of time and money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:30 PM Flag
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if you do it regularly, it takes longer, but you should be soft for at least 5 days? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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Wow, that's all? Such a waste of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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well, now i only have to do it every other month [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:48 PM Flag
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Honestly, I've been waxing for years and I get bristle-y fairly quickly -- but it takes weeks for me to be hairy (if that makes sense). I hate shaving and love my waxer (she's like my therapist!), even though I think she may not be that great. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] best multi vitamins? oz garcia? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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Flintstones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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i take flintstones, seriously, but i feel like i could use a grown up one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:36 PM Flag
[ - ] 37 and feeling old all of a sudden. Never used to feel this way. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:25 PM Flag
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Have another dc then. Had my last at 45 and feel very young [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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ditto, but 27 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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me too...and feeling very sad that i probably won't have any more kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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why not - how old are you? how many dcs do you have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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twins...just think we won't have any more. dh doesn't want to and i don't know if i really do. could go either way. but it just hits me sometime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:29 PM Flag
[ - ] We rent our beach house on the Cape out for much of the summer. It remains empty for the first two weeks of August -strangely because these weeks are the height of the season for this area. Are people putting off plans? Have you made yours? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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we've made summer plans, but only finalized one trip as late as last week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:24 PM Flag
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Do you rent it yourself or is your management company doing something weird? We rent out on the Cape too and are fully booked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:37 PM Flag
[ - ] I do not like my MIL. She is a rude, secretive, mean and old. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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Well I was OK abou the first three... she's not responsible for the fourth. We're all going to be there at some point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:24 PM Flag
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The old part factors in in that we have to be nice to her all the time (even though she's not very nice) because she could die anytime soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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I can't respond to this. anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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Guess you like your MIL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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np: My grandmother loved this stage of her life. She was as mean as they come, and would always use the "I'm going to die soon" card if anyone confronted her. And then would fake an "episode." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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Now this is something I can relate to. Thanks for the response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Name a celebrity you'd drop everything for (theoretically, of course). Me: Campbell Scott, Daniel Day Lewis, George Clooney and yes, Brad Pitt. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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Noah Wiley [ Reply | More ]
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Christian Bale [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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Oh yeah. [ Reply | More ]
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Michael J. Fox. [ Reply | More ]
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Colin Firth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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why would i drop everything for someone i don't know? [ Reply | More ]
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np: hello. it's theoretical. it's just a game. [ Reply | More ]
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uhhhhmmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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tom ford, but he'd have to be straight. otherwise, i'll take christian bale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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No, he's mine! I called him first! ;) [ Reply | More ]
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well, fine, if you make sure i get a straight tom ford [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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Ok, I'll have a chat with him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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robson green [ Reply | More ]
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that new James Bomd... [ Reply | More ]
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Derek Jeter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:41 PM Flag
[ - ] When do you think the real estate market will pick up again? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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in a year or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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4 or 5 years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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not anytime soon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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my realtor says within 5 it should stabilize. Picking up again is a loooooong way away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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probably will have a slight boost in the next year before it really bottoms out. i'm guessing it'll pick up in 3-5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:20 PM Flag
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So would you renovate a house (bought at the height of the market), sell it or just wait to do anything? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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I bought a house at the height of the market that has been completely renovated and we are trying to sell. . .it's not good. I would hold onto it if you can. NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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We're thinking of building up (it's a Cape). Would be a big job, not sure whether to do it or do nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:24 PM Flag
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well, if you can afford to renovate and add on, then go for it b/c you can stay through the bad market and then sell when it picks up again. Contractors have good prices now b/c the market is so bad they don't have a ton of work. Do you want to move? You could take a loss now (like I am) but I know that I will make that back w/the new house that I buy. I'm buying a house that is 2x the size of mine, but getting it for a huge deal. So it's a loss for me, but then a huge gain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:26 PM Flag
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It's just so up in the air. I like my neighborhood a lot, and it would be hard to find one I like as much. Are you buying in the same town? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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no, but 2 of my friends bought in the same town and got amazing deals not quite 2x the size of their house now, but a def. upgrade and there is no way they could have afforded this 4 years ago. Why don't you just look around and see if there is anything you like and then make a decision. Or have a realtor come over and price your house so you have an idea of what you are working with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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I was thinking of having a realtor come over, but part of me is a little scared to find out how much (or little!) my house is now worth. We already put about $75K into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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if you put that much into it, it must be in great shape, right? Just have them come over so you know what you are dealing with. You don't have to list it, but it could help you make that decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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First floor is. The second floor is small. We haven't done much to it because we keep thinking we'll tear it off and redo it. I should say part of that 75k was for a new wall and patio, which we love, but probably won't get back. So you think it's "kosher" to do that if we're not serious about listing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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totally acceptable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:59 PM Flag
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np: when do you think will be a good time to buy for first-timers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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np: I think now or within the next 6mo. Prices are at all time lows and can't really go all that much lower. Plus, just lowball the asking price and you'll probably get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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lol. prices are not at "all time lows." were you in NYC in the 1970s? that's all time lows [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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jesus christ, is you are comparing prices from 30-40 years ago of course it's not even close. All time lows for this market; in the past decade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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I would still disagree with you. They are not at all time lows for this decade. That would have been 10 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:30 PM Flag
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then we can agree to disagree. When would you tell a first time buyer to buy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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When you have enough money for a down payment on a house you can realistically afford [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:39 PM Flag
[ - ] what should dh and i do tonight? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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have a couple of drinks and do the deed... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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re-grout the bathroom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Been agonizng over the private or citywide choice and feel like we'll end up at NEST (if ds gets in) due to the money, even though I really prefer the private (rather not say where, but not TT). Not sure which would be best for dc in the long run. While we feel incredibly lucky to possibly have this choice, it's stressing me out. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.30.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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Save the money for middle school/ high school, when it matters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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op: yeah, that's what we're thinking. We also have a fair amount of debt and need to save for retirement (in our 40s). Feel like with public, at least we could work on that and still take a vacation or two and send dc to a good camp in the summer. It would be a real challenge to do the private, even with FA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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You shouldn't do it. Really - think of it this way - private school is financially out of reach for *most* kids in the NYC area, including most very smart kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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OP: do what? private or public? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:11 PM Flag
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Shouldn't do private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.31.08, 07:28 AM Flag
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NP- Do public. It is a greater disservice to be elderly and have to rely on your kids for support. Trust me, I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.31.08, 07:25 AM Flag
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ITDA. I think the foundation years are the MOST important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:48 PM Flag
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ditto. and if people think process is bad for k, just wait for ms and hs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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I also agree. By middle school your child is set in so many ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.31.08, 07:10 AM Flag
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This is my POV as well. Glad to see I'm not the only one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.31.08, 08:13 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 08:16 PM Flag
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How many dcs do you have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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1. don't count your chickens before they are hatched. 2. don't go crazy in debt to do private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:42 PM Flag
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OP: I know...I'm jinxing us just by talking about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:50 PM Flag
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A lot of people do private in elementary school only because they want private for middle or high school and believe it will be too hard to get in at that point. If DS goes to NEST through elementary school and then you decide to go private for middle, he'll be extremely well-positioned to get into a top-tier (versus comp from gen eds.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:57 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks. Both schools are K-12, so at least that should help. Who knows what we'll decide by MS/HS, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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If I was in debt, I would take care of that first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 08:15 PM Flag
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Nest is probably not too far off a non-TT private. If in debt, no retirement, and in your 40s, this is a no-brainer. GL getting in! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.31.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.31.08, 09:53 AM Flag
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Definitely public. I would save up for college. If your DC has to take out loans for college, he'll start his life with debt... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.31.08, 08:03 AM Flag
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