“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#21 Feb 21, 2013
Kuuipo wrote:
LW1: One word: Photoshop.
!
Of Course. All you need is a photo of step mom of which she approves.
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#22 Feb 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Of Course. All you need is a photo of step mom of which she approves.
My friend is a photographer. She can make any model look like a goddess with her expert Photoshop skills. I use it too, mostly for work, and not so much for editing photos. But one time a friend asked me to create her CD cover and liner notes. She's an attractive woman with a beautiful smile, but she doesn't use sunscreen and her skin is lined and freckled. She gave me a photo to use - she wasn't all that thrilled with it. So I edited the photo a bit. I evened out her skintone by fading the bigger freckles and minimized the lines around her eyes and in her neck. I didn't overdo it, and I never told her what I did. She loved the cover!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#23 Feb 21, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't say they were.
But if you're willing to cut out "toxic" relatives all together, why should it be unnaceptable to not invite obnoxious ones to your housewarming party?
LW is not worried about offending the pain in the arse cousins. Lw is worried about offending their parents who LW loves. From the sounds of it, if the parents were not in the picture, LW would have zero problem cutting the pains in the arse out. So the question is, what will be less painful to the LW, having to put up with them for an evening, or upsetting the beloved aunt and uncle by excluding them?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#24 Feb 21, 2013
LW1 - i do a lot of candids and put together collages of each nephew after each visit. i realized that i have very few photos of me in there. Some people i don't get flattering head-on shots, but the side ones are better. try geting an over step-monster's shoulder shot of her reading to the kid, or cuddling. one where you can tell it's her but whwere she has less to bitch about. and i agree about not lettign her see the shots after they're taken.

LW2 - invite who you wnat...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#25 Feb 21, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>LW is not worried about offending the pain in the arse cousins. Lw is worried about offending their parents who LW loves. From the sounds of it, if the parents were not in the picture, LW would have zero problem cutting the pains in the arse out. So the question is, what will be less painful to the LW, having to put up with them for an evening, or upsetting the beloved aunt and uncle by excluding them?
I'm sure her beloved aunt and uncle would get over it.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#26 Feb 21, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure her beloved aunt and uncle would get over it.
Regardless, that is lw's concern and only LW can decide for herself which is a less pleasant problem to deal with.
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#27 Feb 21, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure her beloved aunt and uncle would get over it.
Read Sgt_Smith's post on the previous page. Some people wouldn't get over it, or wouldn't get over it quickly. Tonka is right; LW has to weigh the options and take her best shot.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#28 Feb 21, 2013
Kuuipo wrote:
Tonka is right;
Edogg needs to take this as his mantra.
Learn it.
Live it.
Love it.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#29 Feb 21, 2013
Tonka's posts change my mind on a letter here probably more than anybody else. Or at least open my mind to another possibility, or the side of a story the LW didn't present (and I didn't even consider).

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#30 Feb 21, 2013
Kuuipo wrote:
<quoted text>
Read Sgt_Smith's post on the previous page. Some people wouldn't get over it, or wouldn't get over it quickly. Tonka is right; LW has to weigh the options and take her best shot.
If she's as "close" to her aunt and uncle as she claims, and their "very adult" children have a history of being rude and obnoxious towards the LW, I think the aunt and uncle wouldn't feel too slighted.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#31 Feb 21, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> Edogg needs to take this as his mantra.
Learn it.
Live it.
Love it.
As opposed to his current mantra of Deny it, decry it, detest it?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#32 Feb 21, 2013
I think her aunt and uncle would feel MORE slighted if LW leaves out those cousins.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#33 Feb 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I think her aunt and uncle would feel MORE slighted if LW leaves out those cousins.
I don't see why.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#34 Feb 22, 2013
Not surprising, with you head so far up your butt it's a wonder you can see at all.
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't see why.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#35 Feb 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
Not surprising, with you head so far up your butt it's a wonder you can see at all.
<quoted text>
Thank you for adding absolutely nothing of value to the discussion. Not that I would expect you to, given your limited mental capacity and all.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#36 Feb 22, 2013
You're right, no need for me to have stated the obvious.
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for adding absolutely nothing of value to the discussion. Not that I would expect you to, given your limited mental capacity and all.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#37 Feb 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for adding absolutely nothing of value to the discussion. Not that I would expect you to, given your limited mental capacity and all.
Source, please.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#38 Feb 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
You're right, no need for me to have stated the obvious.
<quoted text>
Like your failed marriage, estranged daughter, and lack of a girlfriend?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#39 Feb 22, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
Source, please.
Were you born this stupid or did you get dumber over time?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#40 Feb 22, 2013
Race doesn't seem estranged from his daughter. I think she lives several states away and they visit one another.

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