“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#79089 Jan 25, 2013
Has anyone here seen Ron White live recently? I like his stuff when he was doing the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, but am wondering if he is worth $40-$50 tix 30 mins away.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#79090 Jan 25, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
You are just smart is all!
Did you see the letter on Hax about a son who came out to his mother and how it was humiliating to her? What a witch!
What about the guy who was "dissapointed" his son came out? The commentors were saying "well, he should be more open-minded."

I don't think that's fair. So because you're not thrilled about your son being gay and you don't shout woo hoo and do backflips, you're close-minded? Or even worse, a homophobe?

It's exactly that type of attitude that makes gay supporters the close-minded ones, and bigots, and intolerant.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79091 Jan 25, 2013
Still seems like a lot of pressure for a 6yr old.
Maybe they should do 1/2 the day, then give them the other half to improve upon it. Maybe he figures that if he is already in the red by lunch, whats the point?
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Its not so much an evaluation, but a progression. They start each day on green. And, as the day progresses, if they behave poorly, their color moves to yellow. As the bad behavior continues, the color ranking drops.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#79092 Jan 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
Maybe he figures that if he is already in the red by lunch, whats the point?
<quoted text>
I have days like that as an adult.
;)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79093 Jan 25, 2013
word!
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
I have days like that as an adult.
;)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#79094 Jan 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Friend with jerky boyfriend letter: I'm about to sprain my wrist patting myself on the back for figuring this stuff out on my own! And I feel validated that I came to the same conclusions that Carolyn is offering.
Not that you guys weren't a HUGE help, of course.
:)
Hax precursor on gay kids: I think she's nuts. While we as a society have reached a point where parents are accepting of their children if it turns out they are gay, I do not buy for a second that anyone other than some lunatic fringe is daydreaming in a positive way that theor kid might grow up to be gay. Would I accept and love my kids if they were? Sure, but it would certainly be a disappointing blow. One that I would internalize and immediately get over. I don't buy that there are any heterosexual dads or dads to be fantasizing about their boy becoming the next Dan Savage, Ricky Martin, Nathan Lane, or Lance Bass.

LW1: This chick is nuts. She has not even kissed him yet and she's trying to figure out how to change him? I would not even entertain the suggestion coming from someone I had not even been on a date with.

Lw2: let it lie.

Lw3: You're an idiot. She's getting a hall pass from work and wants to spend time with you and that's a bad thing? Cpme back when you have an actual problem asshole.

lw gay letter: hax spot on with letter response

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79095 Jan 25, 2013
hax:

What to do when friend seems to prefer one child over another?

I found it interesting how LW tried so hard to no use any gender specific pronouns(he/she) and instead kept saying Friend. My observation, which has nothing to do with the letter, this is a woman.

No man would feel the need to announce "We both work full-time" when talking about a friend.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#79096 Jan 25, 2013
Hax:
Long time gay, first time caller

That is how I'd imagine most men(who accept their kid is gay) would react. As I said above, Hax is living in another world if she thinks parents envision their kids will turn out to be gay.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#79097 Jan 25, 2013
Hax:
Guilt over leaving my job

Dude is underpaid compared to his peers? The company has no obligation to pay you more just cause other people negotiated better salaries. I imagine raises are probably a lose percentage across the board. If you want a raise and they won't give it to you, thn they don't feel your services are as valuable as you do. Yu're free to try to find someone else who agrees with your assessment of your worth. I find it interesting that you feel so upset over this pecieved slight that you are ready to leave for a very small increase...and feel guilty about it?

Dude is way to emotionally attched to this job.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#79098 Jan 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
The LW who considers a cruise to be "vacation hell" is baffling me. I can't wait to see if she answers Carolyn ("Have you been on a cruise?").
Hell, I've been on 2 cruises this year. If their eyesight is poor, they can take me and I'll pretend to be their son.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79099 Jan 25, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Hell, I've been on 2 cruises this year. If their eyesight is poor, they can take me and I'll pretend to be their son.
Word.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79100 Jan 25, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Hax:
Guilt over leaving my job

Dude is underpaid compared to his peers? The company has no obligation to pay you more just cause other people negotiated better salaries. I imagine raises are probably a lose percentage across the board. If you want a raise and they won't give it to you, thn they don't feel your services are as valuable as you do. Yu're free to try to find someone else who agrees with your assessment of your worth. I find it interesting that you feel so upset over this pecieved slight that you are ready to leave for a very small increase...and feel guilty about it?

Dude is way to emotionally attched to this job.
I read this as the LW being a woman.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#79101 Jan 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
I read this as the LW being a woman.
Ok. Assessment is the same. This ain't kindergarten. They don't have to make sure everyone gets the same amount of cookies. In fact, it would behoove them to give you the smallest number of cupcakes they can get you to agree to.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79102 Jan 25, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Ok. Assessment is the same. This ain't kindergarten. They don't have to make sure everyone gets the same amount of cookies. In fact, it would behoove them to give you the smallest number of cupcakes they can get you to agree to.
They have statutes for that.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79103 Jan 25, 2013
Tonka, how did your kid do today?

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79104 Jan 25, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Ok. Assessment is the same. This ain't kindergarten. They don't have to make sure everyone gets the same amount of cookies. In fact, it would behoove them to give you the smallest number of cupcakes they can get you to agree to.
I agree, but as sexist as this might sound, I think it makes a little more sense coming from a woman.

Aside, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one pondering these on a Friday night.
:)

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79105 Jan 25, 2013
So tonight I watched American Reunion (from Netflix) and did a load of laundry. Tomorrow morning, the Race for the Cure is being held a mere block from my building. I'm not running, but will meet friends for breakfast after the race. Gator basketball tomorrow night. Am I brave/stupid enough to go to a sports bar by myself again?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79106 Jan 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So tonight I watched American Reunion (from Netflix) and did a load of laundry. Tomorrow morning, the Race for the Cure is being held a mere block from my building. I'm not running, but will meet friends for breakfast after the race. Gator basketball tomorrow night. Am I brave/stupid enough to go to a sports bar by myself again?
Yes! If nothing else, it should give you stories to entertain us with ;)

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79107 Jan 25, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes! If nothing else, it should give you stories to entertain us with ;)
True.
:)

I've had a couple of friends tell me to keep getting out there and trying. I live downtown for a reason. I *want* to go have fun. But I don't want to seem like I'm advertising something I'm not selling.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#79108 Jan 25, 2013
I'm watching Reality Bites right now. It has my second favorite soundtrack of all time. Number one is The Blues Brothers.

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