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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#76064 Nov 19, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Does anyone here plan to buy christmas gifts for their pets? I got some cat toys for Rose, from Etsy, today, and I have a package of 20 more coming this week. I got a ton of toy mice from under/behind furniture this weekend, so she's set. So I think i"ll actually wrap the new ones loosely in wrapping paper and see if they can have some fun getting the toys out.
Le puppies are overdue for new collars. And we usually get them something to unwrap and chew. J always gets the dog-in-laws a big box of Milkbones.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#76065 Nov 19, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Le puppies are overdue for new collars. And we usually get them something to unwrap and chew. J always gets the dog-in-laws a big box of Milkbones.
puppies in law? ;-)

Since: Feb 08

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#76066 Nov 19, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Does anyone here plan to buy christmas gifts for their pets? I got some cat toys for Rose, from Etsy, today, and I have a package of 20 more coming this week. I got a ton of toy mice from under/behind furniture this weekend, so she's set. So I think i"ll actually wrap the new ones loosely in wrapping paper and see if they can have some fun getting the toys out.
Doghound gets hot dogs or some other meaty treat, cats get real tuna. I spread out a handful or two of catnip for them to get high on. If I time it right, we get to eat in peace.
Dog doesn't play, never learned as a puppy and we haven't been able to teach him. He'll chase something if he likes it, but won't bring it back, and doesn't like to keep going after it. We got him toys and chews the first few years, but gave up, he wasn't interested.
Cats prefer either milk jug rings, or zip ties to play with. We've bought cat toys too, but they prefer what they consider "natural" prey, or chasing a laser light.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76067 Nov 19, 2012
Hi All!

This t-shirt made me laugh and think of some of the people on here (have to check out the link soon, though, because it will change after all the shirts are sold out)

http://shirt.woot.com/offers/online-debate-te...

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76068 Nov 19, 2012
Matilda - So glad to hear that college is bringing out the best in your SIL! I know that was a big worry for you and J.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76069 Nov 19, 2012
JMW - it doesn't sound like any of your fears were allayed by meeting A's boyfriend. It is hard to stand by while someone you care about makes decisions that you don't agree with, but it is more important than ever that you make sure she knows you are her friend and you are available if ever she needs you, without putting pressure on her.

As long as they do not seem to be in immediate danger, we still have to respect other adults' rights to make stupid decisions.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#76070 Nov 19, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
JMW - it doesn't sound like any of your fears were allayed by meeting A's boyfriend. It is hard to stand by while someone you care about makes decisions that you don't agree with, but it is more important than ever that you make sure she knows you are her friend and you are available if ever she needs you, without putting pressure on her.
As long as they do not seem to be in immediate danger, we still have to respect other adults' rights to make stupid decisions.
You're right. I just need to keep an eye and ear out for danger and just be there for her to talk to, etc. in the meantime.

Jasper kind of called me out on gossiping and being negative about all this stuff yesterday (I've told him everything I've told you guys), and he has a point. Of course, I'm not talking about it with the intention of gossiping but that's kind of the end result either way, I guess. Plus he really doesn't want to hear every repetitive detail anymore since he'll be working with A as of next Monday.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76071 Nov 19, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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You're right. I just need to keep an eye and ear out for danger and just be there for her to talk to, etc. in the meantime.
Jasper kind of called me out on gossiping and being negative about all this stuff yesterday (I've told him everything I've told you guys), and he has a point. Of course, I'm not talking about it with the intention of gossiping but that's kind of the end result either way, I guess. Plus he really doesn't want to hear every repetitive detail anymore since he'll be working with A as of next Monday.
Vent away to us (even when I'm not commenting, I'm stopping by to read). It sucks to feel helpless.

Since: Jan 10

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#76072 Nov 19, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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You're right. I just need to keep an eye and ear out for danger and just be there for her to talk to, etc. in the meantime.
Jasper kind of called me out on gossiping and being negative about all this stuff yesterday (I've told him everything I've told you guys), and he has a point. Of course, I'm not talking about it with the intention of gossiping but that's kind of the end result either way, I guess. Plus he really doesn't want to hear every repetitive detail anymore since he'll be working with A as of next Monday.
Nick feels the same way about us friends bashing Dillian. He doesn't understand why we care enough to spend the time bashing.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#76073 Nov 19, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Nick feels the same way about us friends bashing Dillian. He doesn't understand why we care enough to spend the time bashing.
It's just fun knowing you're better than someone! ;-P

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#76074 Nov 19, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Vent away to us (even when I'm not commenting, I'm stopping by to read). It sucks to feel helpless.
Thanks! Yeah, you guys don't count. ;) I'll just stop venting to HIM, unless I need his actual help with something.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76075 Nov 19, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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It's just fun knowing you're better than someone! ;-P
The latest dillian gripe from us:“You’re too poor to pay for alcohol for your wedding but you posted pictures on FB of the engraved cake forks you got each other to eat your wedding cake with?”

(Plus pics of the new car they bought three days before the wedding, and pics of all the extra stuff they did in Hawaii, and now pics of the new king-size bed they got with the money from wedding gifts -- FB shout-out was their TY note.)

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#76076 Nov 19, 2012
Go Bears! This is going to be a dicey game with Cutler out. Hope the defense and special teams really shine tonight!

I hope I'm wrong but I'm thinking SF is going to crush them. Cringe. I want the Bears to win, but I'm preparing myself for the worse.

You'll probably all hear me from where you are, screaming at the screen. It's okay -- that's just how I watch football.:)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#76077 Nov 19, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
Squish, I hope you guys have an awesome time!
If we can refrain from killing my mom and step-dad because of their almost constant bickering, we will.

We went to Animal Kingdom today. All was well until we went to the It's Tough to be a Bug 3D/4D show. My kids HATE HATE HATE HATE that sh!t and grandma just said we should do this without telling me what it intailed. So Dickie and I spent the whole time holding two crying children. They loved everything else we did.

But the weather could be better. It's warmer in Chicago right now. Hoping tomorrow will be warmer with at least a hint of the sun.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#76078 Nov 19, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Does anyone here plan to buy christmas gifts for their pets? I got some cat toys for Rose, from Etsy, today, and I have a package of 20 more coming this week. I got a ton of toy mice from under/behind furniture this weekend, so she's set. So I think i"ll actually wrap the new ones loosely in wrapping paper and see if they can have some fun getting the toys out.
We're going to hit up my sister for some stuff for the pig. Lulu saw the harness and REALLY wants to be able to walk him in the summer. I want a little carrying case for when we clean out the cage. He keeps eating the laundry basket we're currently using.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#76079 Nov 19, 2012
Sigh. Good I am mentally prepared.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76080 Nov 19, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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We're going to hit up my sister for some stuff for the pig. Lulu saw the harness and REALLY wants to be able to walk him in the summer. I want a little carrying case for when we clean out the cage. He keeps eating the laundry basket we're currently using.
For a fleeting moment I thought, When did they get a potbelly pig?

I know.
Guinea pig.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76081 Nov 20, 2012

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76082 Nov 20, 2012
squishymama wrote:
We went to Animal Kingdom today. All was well until we went to the It's Tough to be a Bug 3D/4D show. My kids HATE HATE HATE HATE that sh!t and grandma just said we should do this without telling me what it intailed. So Dickie and I spent the whole time holding two crying children. They loved everything else we did.
As I read this, I thought, "Your MIL would not pull that on you, a surprise that ends up freaking out the kids." (I like your MIL!)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#76083 Nov 20, 2012
I tried to get my kid to go to Butterfly Garden...No way, No how. I doubt she would have even gotten out of the car.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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As I read this, I thought, "Your MIL would not pull that on you, a surprise that ends up freaking out the kids." (I like your MIL!)

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