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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76118 Nov 21, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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You're right about that. She's way more sensitive to that kind of stuff. My mom thinks the kids should just buck up and deal.
I decided this might be the last vacation we do together with them. She always makes me feel like I'm still 12 years old.
Then take this opportunity to not be 12 and speak up exactly how you feel. A take on someone's repsonse to a letter -- tell her you are her child but those are YOUR kids and she will respect your wishes or will not be going with you to outings nor you with her. Her choice. You gotta give her the line not to cross otherwise she'll just do it.

Sorry, Squishy. Some parents just don't understand that you are now a parent and you need to tell her and be firm like a good parent. Sucks, but there it is.

At least you know she loves the kids and that's a good thing.

Since: Jan 10

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#76119 Nov 21, 2012
So Nickís kids are sick. Is it wrong for me to hope that theyíre too sick to go to Thanksgiving tomorrow so I can have the day at home to unpack? I moved in on Saturday, but I was at the condo Sunday and Monday night, last night was our anniversary, so no unpacking (and Nick worked on my wireless modem and setting up the TV). Friday Iím babysitting the boys all day since both parents are working. I would love to have Thursday to get my place in order!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76120 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So Nickís kids are sick. Is it wrong for me to hope that theyíre too sick to go to Thanksgiving tomorrow so I can have the day at home to unpack? I moved in on Saturday, but I was at the condo Sunday and Monday night, last night was our anniversary, so no unpacking (and Nick worked on my wireless modem and setting up the TV). Friday Iím babysitting the boys all day since both parents are working. I would love to have Thursday to get my place in order!
No, you're just being human.

Since: Jan 10

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#76121 Nov 21, 2012
Toj wrote:
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No, you're just being human.
Whew. I feel better now.:)

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#76122 Nov 21, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Just call it the I-80 Corridor and be done with it.

Jss- how do you figure that will change academic opportunities?
I don't think the academic opportunities will change so much as improve. Rutgers is a research university. They now have an official association with other top tier AAU schools.

Because of the way the athletic programs (football in particular) are set up, money is brought in to the schools (tv deals, bowl games) instead of being taken from the students in student fees or borrowed in the form of bonds. That's money that is not taken away from the academic programs.

The biggest problem that Rutgers has had over the years is not being able to keep homegrown talent in state. Maybe now we will be able to do that if people see our University as a big league school.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#76123 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So Nick’s kids are sick. Is it wrong for me to hope that they’re too sick to go to Thanksgiving tomorrow so I can have the day at home to unpack? I moved in on Saturday, but I was at the condo Sunday and Monday night, last night was our anniversary, so no unpacking (and Nick worked on my wireless modem and setting up the TV). Friday I’m babysitting the boys all day since both parents are working. I would love to have Thursday to get my place in order!
Is Thanksgiving contingent on the kids being there?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#76124 Nov 21, 2012
I am going to have a bottle of wine and get a massage tonight. Great way to start the holiday!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#76125 Nov 21, 2012
The only good thing about this cooler weather is that my entire back porch and garage become refridgerators. Cold hard cider anyone?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#76126 Nov 21, 2012

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#76127 Nov 21, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
http://wtvr.com/2012/11/20/pic ture-taken-at-tomb-of-unknown- solider-causes-viral-internet- outrage/
Thoughts?
WTF is this chick's problem? is the first thought that comes to mind. Even if you're an anti-war protester, you should realize the difference between peaceful demonstration and blatant disrespect.

I don't think her company would be out of line to fire her, as she was in DC on a business trip when this happened. And she was dumb enough to put in on Facebook to boot.

Since: Jan 10

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#76128 Nov 21, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Is Thanksgiving contingent on the kids being there?
I don't know what that means.

Also: I just found out today that Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey. I thought it was private catholic university!

Since: Jan 10

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#76130 Nov 21, 2012
Also: You can be disrespectful and still be funny. But this wasn't even FUNNY. Zero value to her actions.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#76131 Nov 21, 2012
First off, it only appears that she is yelling, so no matter what her face looks like, there is no evidence that she is actually disrespecting the wishes posted

Secondly, those soldiers died to protect her right to act in such a manner, and I think firing her over this is a bigger disrespect to them.
Matilda77 wrote:
http://wtvr.com/2012/11/20/pic ture-taken-at-tomb-of-unknown- solider-causes-viral-internet- outrage/
Thoughts?

Since: Jan 10

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#76132 Nov 21, 2012
RACE wrote:
First off, it only appears that she is yelling, so no matter what her face looks like, there is no evidence that she is actually disrespecting the wishes posted
Secondly, those soldiers died to protect her right to act in such a manner, and I think firing her over this is a bigger disrespect to them.
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SHe's pretending to yell/scream. She's also flipping the bird.

Since: Jan 10

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#76133 Nov 21, 2012
Race, in a way, I agree with you. Because those guys died so she can say/do those things. But BECAUSE those guys died so she can say/do those things, to me, is exactly why she shouldn't.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#76134 Nov 21, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
The only good thing about this cooler weather is that my entire back porch and garage become refridgerators. Cold hard cider anyone?
Me. I prefer hard cider to grain based "beers"

If you like that, there is a Cider Fest in Chicago in early Feb where n apple trade group has 60 ciders to taste. I bought tickets from the Reader Real Deal and expect they might still be discounted somewhere

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#76135 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So Nick’s kids are sick. Is it wrong for me to hope that they’re too sick to go to Thanksgiving tomorrow so I can have the day at home to unpack? I moved in on Saturday, but I was at the condo Sunday and Monday night, last night was our anniversary, so no unpacking (and Nick worked on my wireless modem and setting up the TV). Friday I’m babysitting the boys all day since both parents are working. I would love to have Thursday to get my place in order!
So if the kids are sick, then Nick doesn't get to go anywhere for Thanksgiving either? I grew up not going out for Thanksgiving - my mom made dinner and we ate at home. We didn't have extended family around so even if we were sick, at the least there was a small version of a holiday dinner. That's why I don't quite understand.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#76136 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know what that means.

Also: I just found out today that Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey. I thought it was private catholic university!
The official name is Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Yes, that whole thing. It is one of the oldest universities in the US (was originally named Queens College in 1766). In 1918 New Jersey College for Women was founded. That eventually became Douglass College, which is now part of RU (the university is divided into several campuses).

The main campus is in New Brunswick/Piscataway, but there are also campuses in Newark and Camden which are pretty much autonomous.

I don't understand how more people don't know of the school. It is huge. When I went there the main campus had 40,000 students.

Since: Jan 10

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#76137 Nov 21, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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So if the kids are sick, then Nick doesn't get to go anywhere for Thanksgiving either? I grew up not going out for Thanksgiving - my mom made dinner and we ate at home. We didn't have extended family around so even if we were sick, at the least there was a small version of a holiday dinner. That's why I don't quite understand.
Well, if the kids are sick, they can't go to Thanksgiving, and the 5yo can't be home alone (the 10yo could, for a few hours). Nick's parents host Thanksgiving. Nick won't have anything close to Thanksgiving food in his house.

Since: Jan 10

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#76138 Nov 21, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
I don't understand how more people don't know of the school. It is huge. When I went there the main campus had 40,000 students.
That's smaller than UW-Madison, U of Minnesota, etc., so it's not that big to me (it's big, but I grew up in the Midwest, where the state schools seem to be big because they have to serve a large population base (covering a larger area than the more heavily densely populated areas would serve, I think).

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