Since: Jan 10

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#80892 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Okay, maybe Mary was an early teen, maybe a late teen... it's still apples & oranges comparing her getting married at what was considered a normal age in her culture vs. getting a lap dance.
I agree.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#80893 Feb 21, 2013
So my co-worker who's a single dad finds out that his teenage son went home sick from school. They had the following text conversation:

Son: I throw up in the bathroom.
Dad: Learn how to spell and make sure you clean up any mess!!!

This cracks me up.

We were chatting and I was telling him he's a good dad, and he says he deals with his two teenage sons doing boneheaded things on a regular basis (their mom left 3 years ago, owes a crap-ton of child support, never sees the kids, he only sees her in court). He has them call every day when they get home and he asks about homework, etc. It sounds helicopter-y but it's really not... he's just very present, if that makes sense. He gives them their freedom but always knows what they're up to.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80894 Feb 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I had a horrible dream last night that I was letting Rose and Mia outside like I used to let my previous cats outside on demand, and they disappeared and never came home, and I was out searching for them, knowing I'd probably never see them again. It's a stressful way to wake up.
I hope parents don't have dreams like that about their kids!
They do. Sleeping, waking, doesn't matter. Your kid is out of your sight and you aren't sure where he is, you worry about him and try to push bad thoughts of what "could happen" out of your head.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80895 Feb 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
New computer came last night. I am setting it up slowly.
Windows 7 seems OK. Ta Ta Microsoft
7 is way better than 8 IMO. And Firefox over IE definitely!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#80896 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So my co-worker who's a single dad finds out that his teenage son went home sick from school. They had the following text conversation:
Son: I throw up in the bathroom.
Dad: Learn how to spell and make sure you clean up any mess!!!
This cracks me up.
We were chatting and I was telling him he's a good dad, and he says he deals with his two teenage sons doing boneheaded things on a regular basis (their mom left 3 years ago, owes a crap-ton of child support, never sees the kids, he only sees her in court). He has them call every day when they get home and he asks about homework, etc. It sounds helicopter-y but it's really not... he's just very present, if that makes sense. He gives them their freedom but always knows what they're up to.
Making sure kids to their homework and checking in so they realize everyday that they have a parent who cares is not helicopter in my view. It's being a parent.

If you're doing that when they're in college -- different story.:)

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80897 Feb 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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i've always heard -- including from theologians in documentaries,t hat she was 13, 14, 15 tops. A quick google search has these ages as well -- even as low as 12.
I'd always heard she was about 13-ish too. I think the older ages being put out by church authorities in recent years are kind of a PC-ish thing, in that "17 is less *bad* than 13." <shrug>

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80898 Feb 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I had a horrible dream last night that I was letting Rose and Mia outside like I used to let my previous cats outside on demand, and they disappeared and never came home, and I was out searching for them, knowing I'd probably never see them again. It's a stressful way to wake up.
I hope parents don't have dreams like that about their kids!
I'm sure they do. I have dreams about the dogs like that every once in a while.

I'm flying to Texas in a week for a girl's weekend and I've been having flying nightmares for weeks now. I am not a good flyer. Last night's involved me forgetting my Xanax at home.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80899 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So my co-worker who's a single dad finds out that his teenage son went home sick from school. They had the following text conversation:
Son: I throw up in the bathroom.
Dad: Learn how to spell and make sure you clean up any mess!!!
This cracks me up.
We were chatting and I was telling him he's a good dad, and he says he deals with his two teenage sons doing boneheaded things on a regular basis (their mom left 3 years ago, owes a crap-ton of child support, never sees the kids, he only sees her in court). He has them call every day when they get home and he asks about homework, etc. It sounds helicopter-y but it's really not... he's just very present, if that makes sense. He gives them their freedom but always knows what they're up to.
Sounds like he's being both mom and dad. Not really helicopter-y, just attentive. If he's like, cutting their steak at dinner or something...yeah.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#80900 Feb 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I had a horrible dream last night that I was letting Rose and Mia outside like I used to let my previous cats outside on demand, and they disappeared and never came home, and I was out searching for them, knowing I'd probably never see them again. It's a stressful way to wake up.
I hope parents don't have dreams like that about their kids!
Oh, hells yeah! we do. Not fun.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#80901 Feb 21, 2013
Overheard at work: "I'm flying all the way to San Francisco on coach."

Rich people problems!
;)
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80902 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Overheard at work: "I'm flying all the way to San Francisco on coach."
Rich people problems!
;)
Or tall people problems.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#80903 Feb 21, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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Or tall people problems.
In this case, rich. It was our owner.

Since: Jan 10

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#80904 Feb 21, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. While I still maintain that this is NOT the same as some old perv opening his raincoat to an 8 year old, it is way more lewd than I imagined.
Google Judy Viger and you will find photos of the incident.
One in particular has a the boy sitting in a chair.
The stripper, is upside down, belly to belly with the boy. Legs over his shoulders.His face in her crotch and vice versa. She is not nude, but only wearing a thong. and top. Way inappropriate.
That would be like heaven and hell at the same time. That ain't the kind of scene I want my friggin mom present for. Also said MOM got a lap dance.
$10 says she has had inappropriate contact with her son.

Since: Jan 10

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#80905 Feb 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
For lack of a better way to say this, Lulu has "good" hair. She could have Beyonce hair if she wanted to, but that curl is always lurking in the background, waiting to take over.
When she woke up crying because of her hair, I remembered the opening scene from "Friday" where the show the sister trying to sleep with her head propped up on her hand, but it keeps falling off. I can totally see Lulu doing that.
Now Nunu is a totally different story. She's going to the same hairdresser next Thursday and this lady has been shown photos of the hair and she says she can get Nunu's straight too. We'll see...
Oprah devoted a whole show to good black hair v. bad black hair. It was actually really good. She made it more about black people accepting all the different skin tones and hair types across the board that black people can have, and not making lighter skinned people "better" or that darker skinned blacks are "more black."

Since: Jan 10

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#80906 Feb 21, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Making sure kids to their homework and checking in so they realize everyday that they have a parent who cares is not helicopter in my view. It's being a parent.
If you're doing that when they're in college -- different story.:)
I agree.

The other day before leaving home for the morning, Nick asked Nick Jr. if he needed his trumpet that day. "No." Or his binder for some class. "no." Then that morning Nick got a call from his kid at school. "Dad, can you bring me my trumpet and my binder?"

Nick: "No."

Since: Jan 10

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#80907 Feb 21, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>
Or tall people problems.
My tall former coworker Tim on a flight: "Guy in front me kept trying to lean his seat back. Finally turned around and asked what was blocking his seat from reclining. I told him, "MY KNEES!"

Since: Jan 10

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#80908 Feb 21, 2013
There's a device that you can put into a certain part of the airline seat in front of you that will allow the seat to recline back only a certain amount (determined by you). (Squishy, this was on This American Life.)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#80909 Feb 21, 2013
Waste of money.
I will grab that thing and flush it!
If you dont want the seat in front of you to recline, sit behind the pilot.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
There's a device that you can put into a certain part of the airline seat in front of you that will allow the seat to recline back only a certain amount (determined by you).(Squishy, this was on This American Life.)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#80910 Feb 21, 2013
Oops... I didn't mean to reignite the great Seat Reclining Argument of 2012.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80911 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Oops... I didn't mean to reignite the great Seat Reclining Argument of 2012.
Way to go ;-)

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