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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#74448 Oct 12, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Get a cheap brush/dustpan combo, take everything out including the pig, scoop it in to a garbage bag or a couple grocery store bags, put in new bedding. When the cage bottom starts getting wonky stains from the pee, get a spray bottle and mix white vinegar with equal parts water, spray the cage and wipe it down really good and let it dry. Seriously, when I had 5 guinea pigs and a HUGE cage, it took me like 10 minutes, once a week.
The cage my sister got has a little trap door that is supposed to help by allowing us to just sweep everything to the center. We'll see...

And I'd read about the 50/50 water/vinegar solution for cleaning. Glad to hear that it really works.

He's a crazy little thing, not quite full grown. He seems to spend a lot of time sitting in his food bowl. And even though we've youtubed guinea pigs sounds, we're still not sure if when Lulu holds him, if he's loving it or freaking out. We'll have to take another listen, I suppose.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74449 Oct 12, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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The cage my sister got has a little trap door that is supposed to help by allowing us to just sweep everything to the center. We'll see...
And I'd read about the 50/50 water/vinegar solution for cleaning. Glad to hear that it really works.
He's a crazy little thing, not quite full grown. He seems to spend a lot of time sitting in his food bowl. And even though we've youtubed guinea pigs sounds, we're still not sure if when Lulu holds him, if he's loving it or freaking out. We'll have to take another listen, I suppose.
Hard to say, they make a bunch of sounds.

When I lived in my own house, they essentially had their own bedroom. And I had a mini-fridge in there that I would keep their kibble and romaine in. They would all start going nuts when I'd crinkle a bag or open the fridge door. Wheeeek, wheeek, wheeek!
Sam I Am

Palatine, IL

#74450 Oct 12, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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You made me cry at work. Bitch.
Sorry, I cried last night the whole time I was reading it. I'm holding back tears now thinking about it.
Sam I Am

Palatine, IL

#74451 Oct 12, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Oh, wow. WHO is cutting onions in my office?
The one that got me was the tweet about faking going to sleep so his mom and sister could go have a life. I mean, WTH? And the part of his last blog post where he talks about his friends getting a cough and not coming back.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74452 Oct 12, 2012
Oh, good Christ. Sometimes J is as dramatic as his family. He thought he was going to have to stay home from the hockey game tonight to help SIL out (she's still pretty sore; needs help getting up from the couch, etc.) but she's got a friend coming over, so he decided he's going to the game. Totally cool, whatever. Well, since I thought I was going stag, I invited the hockey girls and J's best friend B to meet up and hopefully get tickets next to each other. 5 or 6 of us going in total. Now J's all like "If it's okay with you, I'd like to come." and "I don't want to intrude on your plans." and "I feel like I'm butting in." What the passively passive feck is that about?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#74453 Oct 12, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Hard to say, they make a bunch of sounds.
When I lived in my own house, they essentially had their own bedroom. And I had a mini-fridge in there that I would keep their kibble and romaine in. They would all start going nuts when I'd crinkle a bag or open the fridge door. Wheeeek, wheeek, wheeek!
And they're so loud for being so little!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#74454 Oct 12, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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That's what I was saying when I read the text! So close! Hopefully she'll end it for real next time, and hopefully next time will be next week.
Maybe you need to grease the wheels a little bit. Get her drunk, take pictures of her, and then send them anonymously to the psycho bf, lol.

:p

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74455 Oct 12, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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And they're so loud for being so little!
My dogs let me sleep in more than those little buggers! At my house, if I wasn't up by 8 or 9 to give them romaine, they'd start freaking out. When I moved in with J, they were in the basement and we're on the 2nd floor, so they couldn't wake me up, but if they heard me in the kitchen, they'd start in. Dogs are like "Oh, we're sleeping in 'til noon today? Cool, let me keep your feet warm. Zzzz..."

But, as I'd tell J, it's why they are (were) alive, as compared to any plant I've ever had. Squeaky wheel gets the grease, yanno? My oldest was 8 years old when I finally had her put down this summer.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#74456 Oct 12, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
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Maybe you need to grease the wheels a little bit. Get her drunk, take pictures of her, and then send them anonymously to the psycho bf, lol.
:p
Believe me, the main thing that's keeping me from setting up a scenario like that is that I'm afraid he's bluffing when he says he'd break up with her, and that he'll take out his anger instead.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#74457 Oct 12, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Imagine... if I didn't have Topix, I might be posting my drunken ramblings on Facebook. <shudder>
Going to look at condos downtown on Saturday morning. I LOVE my apartment but being closer to work and 99% of my friends will be a good thing. I'm a pro at moving, so no big deal. Right?
I'm glad you really are embracing a positive attitude. Personally, I think moving sucks. Unpacking is great. New beginnings, fresh place, etc.

Packing and getting ready for the move -- all of that sucks.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#74458 Oct 12, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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Oh, Journey is a definite! Openers are Loverboy and Pat Benetar: 80s awesomeness.
My mom arrives on Wednesday afternoon, so I have Wednesday and Thursday off from work, and breakfast plans with a friend/co-worker on Wednesday morning.
My new friend L was over last Saturday night and my phone was blowing up with texts - I told her "It's never like this!" All of a sudden, I'm social.
Jasper and I have talked every day, we miss each other... but maybe this is one of those life-changing situations. He's planning to visit pretty soon (he misses me! he misses the dogs!) and we MIGHT meet up in Denver in March when he has a thing for school, and it's right before my work conference in Vegas. It's actually cheaper for me to fly to Denver, then Vegas, than round trip. Work will like that since the company's buying my ticket.:)
Mornings still suck, but I'm really trying to be positive and productive and busy and fun, and it seems to be working most of the time.
I'm thinking about a Chicago/Twin Cities trip next summer....
How long did you guys date before you moved in together?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#74459 Oct 12, 2012
From the CH live chat:

Thought the peanut gallery would like to know that Amazon is offering the Kindle version of Gavin de Becker's "The Gift of Fear" for only $1.99 through the end of October.

Also, link to the live chat:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/carolyn-hax-li...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#74460 Oct 12, 2012
PEllen wrote:
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How long did you guys date before you moved in together?
6 months, if I remember correctly. Might be a little less....

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#74461 Oct 12, 2012
Dave on Wheels. Awesome. He lived more in his life than most of the able-bodied people I know.

Lots and lots of lessons in his blog.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#74462 Oct 12, 2012
Toj wrote:
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I'm glad you really are embracing a positive attitude. Personally, I think moving sucks. Unpacking is great. New beginnings, fresh place, etc.
Packing and getting ready for the move -- all of that sucks.
Yup, it does suck. But I've done it so much that it's kind of a routine kind of suck that happens every 1-2 years for me, so I deal.

As far as a positive attitude... if I don't try really hard to have one, at least most of the time, I'd get run over by the snowball of depression. Been there, done that, don't want to go back.:)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#74463 Oct 12, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
From the CH live chat:
Thought the peanut gallery would like to know that Amazon is offering the Kindle version of Gavin de Becker's "The Gift of Fear" for only $1.99 through the end of October.
Also, link to the live chat:
http://live.washingtonpost.com/carolyn-hax-li...
Awesome! I want that book.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#74464 Oct 12, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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The one that got me was the tweet about faking going to sleep so his mom and sister could go have a life. I mean, WTH? And the part of his last blog post where he talks about his friends getting a cough and not coming back.
Throughout it all, it's his attitude. He has so much to give to everyone.

I'm passing on the links. I can't be the only one sitting her at work feeling very sad by it all but thinking he'd hate that anyone was sad about it. He'd want people to celebrate his life.

And I didn't even know him. Imagine the people who really knew him.
Sam I Am

Palatine, IL

#74465 Oct 12, 2012
Toj wrote:
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Throughout it all, it's his attitude. He has so much to give to everyone.
I'm passing on the links. I can't be the only one sitting her at work feeling very sad by it all but thinking he'd hate that anyone was sad about it. He'd want people to celebrate his life.
And I didn't even know him. Imagine the people who really knew him.
You're absolutely right. His attitude was better than most people who have everything in the world going for them. I really wish I'd gotten to meet him.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#74466 Oct 12, 2012
I, too, loved the tweet about faking being asleep so his mom and sister could go enjoy themselves.

He thinks outside of himself.

My friend had two nephews -- twins -- born with a very aggressive, severe form of muscular dystrophy (duchene or something like that). Life expectancy was age 20 for each of them.

One twin was pessimistic and a total debbie downer, the other was the total opposite. Friend loved both nephews, but said it was tough to treat them equally because the negative one was so much more difficult to be around.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#74467 Oct 12, 2012
Move over Sandusky. Hell's waiting room just got a little more crowded.

http://news.yahoo.com/mom-gets-99-years-priso...

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