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[ - ] I only had DD test for the OLSAT. Did not know about SB, ERB. Anyone else out there who did not test for these? With all this talk about all 3 scores, makes me curious. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.30.08, 05:41 PM Flag
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The only reason to have child take ERB is for application to private schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:52 PM Flag
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^^^ The ERB cost $460 (reduced for those applying for financial aid). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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We only had our dc tested for OlSAT, but I'm interested in whether the three tests yielded similar results. Our dc scored a 99 with no prepping, but I'm wondering how dc would have done on the ERB and SB. Are people who have had their children take all three tests finding similar results or are scores all over the place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:58 PM Flag
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I know dcs with similar and dcs with very different scores. My dc had the same score on all three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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It really makes me wonder about the reliability of these tests. Everyone is so up in arms about people "qualifying" for these citywide programs and for the gifted programs, and I'm wondering if any of it makes sense. BTW 99%tile mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:19 PM Flag
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Very similar scores on all three for dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Please keep your fingers crossed. House on the market, 2 repeat buyers are coming back tomorrow and they both need to make a decision quickly. Please let 1 of them make an offer, please!!!!!!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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btdt -sending good real estae vibes your way. If all else fails bury a statue of St Joseph upside down in your yard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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my mom said the same thing!!!!! How funny. I hope it worked out well for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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Where are you? Our market is at a complete standstill at the 500 - 900k range [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:44 PM Flag
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NJ; our market sucks too and there are a ton of houses on the market. I am hopeful one of these people will love my house and want to buy it. I'll take the hit just to get rid of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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where in nj -- i'm in bergen county and there's not a lot of inventory around here... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:46 PM Flag
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Essex county and there is a ton of stuff on the market here! Come on over, you can get a great deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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Morris County here and same situation.. tons of inventory except for the $400k and below - - those fly off the damn shelves in 6 days or less [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:55 PM Flag
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op; yup, same here. ahhhhhhhhh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Man, I wish my ds had a battery I could remove at night. Every time I turn to leave his room, it's "Mom! I just need to tell you one more thing..." He's like a mini-Columbo. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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I've btdt. bless his little heart (and yours!). At some point you just have to give him a kiss and walk out smiling and don't respond. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:38 PM Flag
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op: yes, I've been trying to ignore it, but he's incredibly persistent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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Now that's an interesting reference. I remember columbo but then I'm of a "certain age" How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:38 PM Flag
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44 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:39 PM Flag
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I'm 31 and love Columbo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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^^np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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it's tough -- my DS stalls all the time. he used to go to bed so easily but once he turned 5, it became a struggle. the kid is never tired... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:47 PM Flag
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op: Mine has never gone to bed easily. Never. Tonight, though, he's sick and didn't nap, so he really, really needs the sleep, but he's so wired that he can't settle down. I guess he's never learned to self-soothe very well. So much for not doing CIO... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:52 PM Flag
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OP: Argh!! He still will not stop talking! This has been going on since 7:45PM. DH, please come home and deliver me from this nightmare! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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I have a 3 year old who is like that sometimes. After a while I tell him this is the last time I am coming in and won't come in anymore but I love him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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OP: I've been doing that for an hour, but he comes up to my room every 5 minutes or so. I told hiim if he can stay in his bed for 15 minutes straight that I will come and tuck him in again and say goodnight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:16 PM Flag
[ - ] What to do? I got home late, 2 yo dd still awake in crib so popped in to say goodnight. Disaster. Wants to sleep with mommy, I sat with her in rocking chair a bit, now dh trying to work on her. Hear her crying again. Power struggles abound lately but feel bad she missed me (I worked -- barely saw her today -- this is when she struggles). WWYD? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:31 PM Flag
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you need to be more consistent and cannnot pop in because you feel bad - that makes it worse - keep the routine going and try not to deviate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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I never do that. Ugh. I knew then too it was a bad idea. What to do now? TIA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:33 PM Flag
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It's probably not about missing you (although I don't question that she did). It's about power with 2 yos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:33 PM Flag
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OP: Oh boy, don't I know it. Yesterday she threw up all over me after crying then coughing because she didn't want me to clean her nose. And, it was well after the fact (a short cleaning at that). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] i'm glad that cloony broke up with that girl for some reason 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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schadenfreude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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Me too! I know my reaction is totally bizarre but, I am glad he broke up with her (she seemed so bland) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:39 PM Flag
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yeah, i just didn't like her...and i cant believe i even have an opinion on this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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or: Same here. I think my reaction was more of a disappointment in him. He could have such interesting women who accomplish things in their own right and he chose her; basically a Vegas semi-call girl who may or may not be nice, but come on.. really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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I think that the Y chromosome - no matter what - is a defect ! It's an X that screwed up and lost a part and now it's a Y and a man and it's just "missing something" ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:28 PM Flag
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Is it sick, but I think we'd be great together ?! Politically simpatico, I think he's handsome, he thinks he's handsome, he has a villa in Italy, I want a villa in Italy... Isn't the writing on the wall ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:47 PM Flag
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LOL! i think the two of you would have made a great couple, too... :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:49 PM Flag
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I feel we're just being kept apart by fate, logistics, and the fact that I'm happily married... although I have a "Cloony Pass"... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:51 PM Flag
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I think I bought that pass before you did. :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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Can't we share ? At least until he realizes that I'm his dream girl and he leaves you ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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OK. I get to go with him on vacations in Italy and NYC, and you get him in L.A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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I live on the East Coast and speak Italian... I think that qualifies me for the Italian stuff, no ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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OK. I get him Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, you get him MWF, and he has Saturdays off to play basketball and ride his bike. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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Deal ! Why can't we all just get along like this ?! See ?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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I had a theory that she was blackmailing him after that motorcycle accident that they got into together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:51 PM Flag
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I think she just wasn't enough of a Barnard smart-ass gorgeous stand on her own two feet give it as good as you get it challenge for him ! Like the little engine, "I think I can" ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:54 PM Flag
[ - ] sent an 80 dollar gift (wine glasses, registry) to a friend for wedding before i thought i was going to go to wedding (out of town). now i've decided to go, i need to send another gift. what should i do? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:25 PM Flag
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You are done. Enjoy the wedding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:25 PM Flag
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ITA. Maybe give her a really nice bottle of wine after the wedding--a welcome home from the honeymoon sort of thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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i might give a card + check, or send a fab bottle of wine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:26 PM Flag
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how much additional? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:28 PM Flag
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well, where is it? and...you and dh are going? any kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:29 PM Flag
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in virginia. me and dh. no kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Those of you who actually eat or serve Kraft Mac & cheese...would you eat one that expired 10 months ago? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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I have actually never looked at the expiration one a package so its possible I have done that. No one has ever gotten sick from it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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How can it really expire ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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god, it was probably on a shelf for 5 years at this point, what does it look like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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op here: looks normal, doesn't taste terrible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:33 PM Flag
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Sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Need rec for fabulous and fun restaurant near movie theatre on W. 84th St. Joining a couple friends for dinner and then going to SATC. TIA! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.30.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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thre's that cuban restaurant i think its called calle ocho near the museum of natural history [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:26 PM Flag
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OMG.. that place has been around since I was a child! The one right on Columbus Ave? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:28 PM Flag
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LOL. Don't you know there's no such thing as a decent restaurant on the UWS? I guess Gari is your best bet. Or Ouest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:38 PM Flag
[ - ] At what age should I move away from board books and onto paper books? About to buy 18 mo some books and don't know which way to go 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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when they don't rip the pages. 18mo is on the young side. wait another 6mo - year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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we had paper books for both dcs form day one and read from them when they were monts old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 08:17 PM Flag
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My DD turns two next week, and she LOVES paper books. She never rips them. It was around 18 months that she stopped being rough with paper books and started really looking at them. So I would go with paper so she can keep reading them longer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 08:20 PM Flag
[ - ] We're late 30s, married 8 years, expected to have them but lots of family illness intervened and we're not particularly well off. Now wondering if it's too late/we're set in our ways.... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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not too late, i'd say, but maybe it isn't still something you want? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:19 PM Flag
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not at all too late but it will totally change your life...for the better imo but guess it isn't for everyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] yeesh. i hate to say it, but toggling back and forth between this site and the you be mom site, that one is much busier. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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what's the website for that one? tia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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General Topics 05.30.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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a bit suspicious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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come on! Censor me! I dare you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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i tried to go there but they wouldn't let me set a password. poo on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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ditto. I signed up, but my access link never worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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try again. it's much better. same format as old ub but no delays [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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much better than when? you work for them? i hate when people do this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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or: I think I'll pass. I'm trying to get unaddicted anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:29 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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or: also, I'm kind of paranoid and worry about the new people collecting all of our sordid details...not that I ever worried so much about UB, but I should've. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:39 PM Flag
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tritto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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I don't care, it's suddenly a lot less bitchy for bitchiness' sake here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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Thanks "Spamala"! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:26 PM Flag
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second time today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:46 PM Flag
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different people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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I can't get on the site at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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If you like that site so much more, just stay there, why keep coming back and griping? are you recruiting or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:45 PM Flag
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it's the cult of the Borg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 08:42 PM Flag
[ - ] I heard something today that broke my heart. Dh had a "networking" lunch with a woman we both know fairly well 10 yrs ago. She has 4 ds. I knew that the third was disabled but not how severe it is. She told dh that this son (about 8 y/o) had to be placed in a school upstate last Sept. and that the whole family went into counseling about it. She was heavily medicated and not communicating well. What kind of hell is this? The thought of having to do this with a child is so overwhelming I can't stop thinking about her. If I feel sorry for myself again to soon 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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^^ I hope I stop and think about her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:17 PM Flag
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That is so sad. I've heard of this too. Horrible for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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she said her youngest is afraid he'll be the next to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:19 PM Flag
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OR- oh my gosh...how heartbreaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:20 PM Flag
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My cousin and family are in the same situation except that they choose to not institutionalize their son. Forty years on, the family is in shambles, both parents are now manic. It is a very difficult life either way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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There was a whole "this american life" episode about a situation like this, expect in TAL the kid was a twin. heartbreaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Just found out frenemy moved to the burbs. Never have to see her snotty face again! YES! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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Uh oh! Which burb? I hope its not mine! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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probably not. you sound halfway sane, so i'm guessing you're not who i'm referring to! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:17 PM Flag
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Oh no, its not me (ive lived here for 7 years!) I meant, I hope I dont come across her in my burb! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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oh! i get it. she's the kind who sort of sucks you in and then you realize just a little too late that she's nuts. beware! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:20 PM Flag
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Yuck! Those are the worst. Want to tell which burb? Im in Short Hills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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you're safe then! it's not nyc burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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but she's a frenemy so you're just a wee but jealous? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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i'm a wee but happy to never have to see her again. not jealous - i love living in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:19 PM Flag
[ - ] what should dh and i do tonight? kids with my sister. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:14 PM Flag
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romantic dinner. have a nice bottle of wine. enjoy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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Give each other tattoos. [ Reply | More ]
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