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“I Am Mine”

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#74810
Oct 17, 2012
 
But the kids are less hands on now. The older one can bathe himself and the younger one is assertig himself saying he can do it. So the nights I go to the gym, she's on her own.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

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#74811
Oct 17, 2012
 
I got a flat tire on the way home from church tonight. I haven't had one in 12 years and of course, 2 weeks after Jasper moves... <sigh>.

It was pouring and I drove through some bad flooding so I'm betting that's how my tire got punctured. Luckily it was a slow enough leak that I made it home, and I have tomorrow off anyway so I'll have time to deal with this.

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#74812
Oct 17, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
But the kids are less hands on now. The older one can bathe himself and the younger one is assertig himself saying he can do it. So the nights I go to the gym, she's on her own.
I like when the younger one does stuff sooner and faster than the first sibling because he has a peer there modeling the behavior for him.

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#74813
Oct 17, 2012
 
Jess:

With my ex, he loves cooking so he normally made dinner but I cleaned up. With Jasper, we took turns making the phone calls for takeout.
;)

No kids in either scenario though so this probably doesn't help much.

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#74814
Oct 17, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
I got a flat tire on the way home from church tonight. I haven't had one in 12 years and of course, 2 weeks after Jasper moves... <sigh>.
It was pouring and I drove through some bad flooding so I'm betting that's how my tire got punctured. Luckily it was a slow enough leak that I made it home, and I have tomorrow off anyway so I'll have time to deal with this.
It's god punishing you for not drinking enough.

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#74815
Oct 17, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
Jess:

With my ex, he loves cooking so he normally made dinner but I cleaned up. With Jasper, we took turns making the phone calls for takeout.
;)

No kids in either scenario though so this probably doesn't help much.
I was asking everyone :)

When my husband and I first got married, he assumed that I would cook every night because I was the wife. I hate cooking.

Like I said, around here lots of relationships still fall into very traditional gender roles in the house (at least when we get to talking). I have learned not to assume that the rest of the country is like central Jersey, though :)

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Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

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#74816
Oct 17, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I like when the younger one does stuff sooner and faster than the first sibling because he has a peer there modeling the behavior for him.
M is like that... he has mastersed the mechanics of eating better than A, and i think he eats a better variety than A too. M has been quite the observer...

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Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

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#74817
Oct 17, 2012
 
housing poll:
apartment until 9 months old, then the same house until i got married. moved in w/ hubby then, and been in this house for 4 years. all in the chicago area.

cooking poll:
i do most of the cooking, but there are a few meals that hubby can fix. soem days i'm up for cooking but not making a decision. but lately, i think we've been eating out or having drive through/take out more than we cook.

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#74818
Oct 17, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Poll:
1. How many times have you moved in your life? Feel to break this up to pre-age 18, then age 18 after that (since so many of us start the annual moves once we start college).
2. How many states have you lived in? Countries? "Lived in" means either you got mail there, or considered it your homebase, even if only temporary.
6204 13 years
6206 2
1808 2
college 3
3343 2
5723 5
721 1/4
7428 3
7361 4
1291 4
1799 24

1 country, 1 state; with the exception of college , all those addresses are within about 15 miles of each other

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#74819
Oct 17, 2012
 
cooking- I like to cook and often made a large amount of something on weekend so we can eat it over the week. Husband does some basics, most of which don't entice me, so I scrounge in the fridge

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#74820
Oct 17, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Thanks!:)
I'm excited. When I moved here, I was so happy to be out of a fixer upper and into somethign FINISHED and contemporary. now I"m going back to fixer upper and 1906. I prefer that.
Sounds neat. Do you have a dining room table?
My condo was in a six flat. The dining room was the width of the apartment. It was like a half basketball court with the wood floors.

Is there a fire place?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

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Oct 18, 2012
 

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#74822
Oct 18, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds neat. Do you have a dining room table?
My condo was in a six flat. The dining room was the width of the apartment. It was like a half basketball court with the wood floors.
Is there a fire place?
I don't have a dining table! I left my vintage,*valuable* art-deco 1930s kitchen table (excellent shape, with four matching chairs) behind at my house for the buyers (the legs didn't fold in and it was going to be a real bitch getting it out and then into my new condo).

I have a folding card table right now. I'm buying a new couch. I probably will get a dining table at some point.

Mostly, I'm happy that this solves my piano problem!:) I can easily move it into the new place!

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#74823
Oct 18, 2012
 
Oh, no fireplace.

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

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#74824
Oct 18, 2012
 
I have always done the cooking. Just a carry over from when I was single, I never liked frozen foods and always try to prepare fresh over even canned veggies. But I do have a few cans of peas, because I hardly ever see fresh in the store.

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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

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#74825
Oct 18, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Poll:
1. How many times have you moved in your life? Feel to break this up to pre-age 18, then age 18 after that (since so many of us start the annual moves once we start college).
2. How many states have you lived in? Countries? "Lived in" means either you got mail there, or considered it your homebase, even if only temporary.
Moved 0 times as a kid, my dad still lives in my childhood home. Then I had two apartments in Bloomington, a house in Normal, and now *our* house in Bloomington. One state, one country ('Murica!).

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#74826
Oct 18, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, I'm with Bill Cosby, but I also see the long-term effects of failed welfare policy, rampant racism in the institutions in the South (they're better, for sure, but still have a long ways to go), and I think it's about black adults who've done well for themselves getting involved. Black youth don't want or need whitey coming into their schools and telling them they can be all they can be. They resent it. I would resent MEN treating me the way we sometimes patronize blacks.
At a certain point in time, tho, instead of resenting everyone for past grievances you have to push on. Some black folks act like they have a monopoly on being mistreated. Thatís not true. Jews were treated horribly. Gentile only signs were once common place. Look at them now? They generally are very successful. They run Hollywood. Heck, look at Israel. Itís very successful. Sure the U.S. has supported them with money, just as we have tried to do with the black community. Israel took that money and made something of itself. Many folks in the black community have taken welfare and used it just to get by.

Of course these are generalizations. All the black folks in my family and those I hang with donít meet this stereotype, but that doesnít change the fact that there are SO MANY who do. Barely half of black males are even graduating high school. WTF is that? Of course you are going to, as a race, have lower unemployment, lower wages, lower everything if as a race your high school graduation rates are so much lower than that of other races. And again, black people are not the only people who have encountered discrimination. Why hasnít it held Jews and Asians back, not to mention the Irish.
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<quoted text>This really has to come from within the communities, with some help from the outside.
I completely agree, but the black caucus and many of the leaders in the black community donít see it that way. They think it is the governmentís job to do more and more for them and more than they do for other folks in general. Many of them think itís everyone elseís fault that they, as a race, arenít on par with other races when you look at many of the statistics. This mentality that others should have to pick you up hasnít worked out so well. Sure some folks have taken advantage of it, but I happen to think those folks would be successful even without it.
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<quoted text>But no one really wants an outsider to tell them how he should be doing things better. Just like you get to complain about your parents, you're not cool with everybody else trashing your parents.(you being the generic everyone you)
That mentality is something I could do without. I want all children to be given a chance in life, regardless of the color of their skin. I donít love my white nieces and nephews better than the ones who have black skin. I feel no different towards children in America in general. Itís not about us versus them, and there is no reason why a black child should not look at a successful white person and think hey, I want to achieve as much as he has and I can. That's not to say its not important to have black role models.

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#74827
Oct 18, 2012
 
Is this guy bad as Michael Vick? Peta calls it a massacre!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/damien-h...

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#74828
Oct 18, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
Is this guy bad as Michael Vick? Peta calls it a massacre!
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/damien-h...
Not as bad as Michael Vick but still loathsome and I would like to smack the crap out of him.

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#74829
Oct 18, 2012
 
http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/gap-pulls-mani...

Does this offend anyone?

Intellectually, I understand why its offensive, but I don't have the same kind of mental association with this term as I do with, say, holocaust. I was either asleep in history class or my lessons were sanitized. My recollection of learning about manifest destiny in school is more about the fact that we expanded west, than about how we did it(slaughtering native americans).

Holocaust immediately makes me think of killing jews and concentration camps. Manifest Destiny makes me think of the USA expanding to the West coast.

Is the killing part of it in the forefront of your mind when the term comes up?

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