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“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#82450 Mar 17, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Been an interesting weekend with my houseguests. We started talking to them about wedding planning and all that goes into it and how much stuff costs and my SIL ended up crying. I don't think they have considered much at all realistically.
Now they want to switch schools b/c they hate ONU. What it actually is, is *she* hates it because she gets along with nobody. Sounds like she's the floor b1tch that freaks out when anyone makes noise. She's isolated herself because she has no roommate and spends all her time with the fiance. Socially, she's never been stable. Doesn't seem to get that the problem is her.
She is so NOT ready to get married. So what's the plan for after they do the deed? They going to move in to your spare room and live while they go to school locally then?

Maybe she should start (now) applying for school elsewhere, like maybe in another state (maybe a couple states away) for the fall semester. Seriously, I'm not being a smarta$$ now, I think it would do her (anyone really) to get far enough away from home that they can't return easily/often.

It pretty much forces them to grow the hell up and deal with real life (as real as college gets) and do stuff like make friends, compromise, learn to work with others, get a job and earn money...and on and on.

Since: Mar 09

Rosemead, CA

#82451 Mar 17, 2013
Hey guys. So I'm in Vegas! I had a great time last night playing craps with my boss and her husband. Today had its ups and downs both at the tables and in general, but the weather here is BEAUTIFUL and I had a beer at Serendipity 3 (no, it's not just ice cream! at least not here) and sat outside and people-watched and cheered myself up. Getting ready to go out tonight and see some old friends. Happy St. P's Day!

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#82452 Mar 17, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hey guys. So I'm in Vegas! I had a great time last night playing craps with my boss and her husband. Today had its ups and downs both at the tables and in general, but the weather here is BEAUTIFUL and I had a beer at Serendipity 3 (no, it's not just ice cream! at least not here) and sat outside and people-watched and cheered myself up. Getting ready to go out tonight and see some old friends. Happy St. P's Day!
Yay!!! Glad you are having a good time :)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#82453 Mar 17, 2013
So I saw something on Facebook today that made me trace back a timeline.

Former classmate:

1st date: 2/2
Status "In a relationship": 2/4
Last post mentioning her name: 2/16
Post addressing another chick as "baby": 2/26
As of today, neither one is on his friend list.
As of today, he's checking chicks out on a site called MeetMe(and its getting auto-posted to Facebook)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#82454 Mar 17, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So I saw something on Facebook today that made me trace back a timeline.
Former classmate:
1st date: 2/2
Status "In a relationship": 2/4
Last post mentioning her name: 2/16
Post addressing another chick as "baby": 2/26
As of today, neither one is on his friend list.
As of today, he's checking chicks out on a site called MeetMe(and its getting auto-posted to Facebook)
I recognize this. It is the Social media version of ADHD.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#82455 Mar 17, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hey guys. So I'm in Vegas! I had a great time last night playing craps with my boss and her husband. Today had its ups and downs both at the tables and in general, but the weather here is BEAUTIFUL and I had a beer at Serendipity 3 (no, it's not just ice cream! at least not here) and sat outside and people-watched and cheered myself up. Getting ready to go out tonight and see some old friends. Happy St. P's Day!
Woooo!! Vegas is a great place to forget about stuff...unless you live/have a history there, then you just kinda avoid it. Don't ask me how I know this.:D

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#82456 Mar 17, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So I saw something on Facebook today that made me trace back a timeline.
Former classmate:
1st date: 2/2
Status "In a relationship": 2/4
Last post mentioning her name: 2/16
Post addressing another chick as "baby": 2/26
As of today, neither one is on his friend list.
As of today, he's checking chicks out on a site called MeetMe(and its getting auto-posted to Facebook)
Wow.

Since: Mar 09

Rosemead, CA

#82457 Mar 18, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
Woooo!! Vegas is a great place to forget about stuff...unless you live/have a history there, then you just kinda avoid it. Don't ask me how I know this.:D
Yeah, I hear you... it's both for me. But I've been pretty good about putting the memories/history in the past. I had a good time tonight, even though it's WAY too late and I'm going to wish I'd gone to sleep hours ago when the alarm goes off.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#82458 Mar 18, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#82459 Mar 18, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#82460 Mar 18, 2013
Thanks Dog. Spring is coming. Keep thinking that.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#82461 Mar 18, 2013
Re: TOnka's post. It really isn't about social media, I think. Imagine how this guy probably is in real life -- all jazzed about his new girlfriend (calling her "Girlfriend" after two days of knowing her, let's say), telling friends about her, maybe introducing them, and two weeks later, it's over and he's onto another woman, and repeates the exact same behavior.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#82462 Mar 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Thanks Dog. Spring is coming. Keep thinking that.
The tulips I planted last year are just starting to come up.

If they can make through this weather, then so can I.

Since: Jan 10

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#82463 Mar 18, 2013
Winter storm here. People's commutes are double and triple their usual. They closed I_94 west of the metro.

Our receptionist still isn' here (the highway out in front of our building is a 5mph crawl right now).

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#82464 Mar 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Re: TOnka's post. It really isn't about social media, I think. Imagine how this guy probably is in real life -- all jazzed about his new girlfriend (calling her "Girlfriend" after two days of knowing her, let's say), telling friends about her, maybe introducing them, and two weeks later, it's over and he's onto another woman, and repeates the exact same behavior.
Keeps moving really fast from gf to gf, can't keep attention focused on one person more than 2 weeks.
Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity.
My comment stands.

Since: Aug 08

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#82465 Mar 18, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>Seems that if he were talking gay stuff you would be all over that.
LOL. Dude, I won't even waste your words. She's a bore and dumb as f'. One of the few posters on here with no redeeming qualities.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82466 Mar 18, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hey guys. So I'm in Vegas! I had a great time last night playing craps with my boss and her husband. Today had its ups and downs both at the tables and in general, but the weather here is BEAUTIFUL and I had a beer at Serendipity 3 (no, it's not just ice cream! at least not here) and sat outside and people-watched and cheered myself up. Getting ready to go out tonight and see some old friends. Happy St. P's Day!
Jealous. I love Vegas so much. Perfect time of year, too.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#82467 Mar 18, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
The tulips I planted last year are just starting to come up.
If they can make through this weather, then so can I.
I have Rosebuds on my mind and snow drops in the back yard.

Check your pm

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#82468 Mar 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Winter storm here. People's commutes are double and triple their usual. They closed I_94 west of the metro.
Our receptionist still isn' here (the highway out in front of our building is a 5mph crawl right now).
Bad here, too . Rain , freezing rain, ice pellets. Good day to stay inside and eat lunch at my desk.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82469 Mar 18, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
She is so NOT ready to get married. So what's the plan for after they do the deed? They going to move in to your spare room and live while they go to school locally then?
Maybe she should start (now) applying for school elsewhere, like maybe in another state (maybe a couple states away) for the fall semester. Seriously, I'm not being a smarta$$ now, I think it would do her (anyone really) to get far enough away from home that they can't return easily/often.
It pretty much forces them to grow the hell up and deal with real life (as real as college gets) and do stuff like make friends, compromise, learn to work with others, get a job and earn money...and on and on.
Oh, I agree that they're not ready to get married. They can barely wipe their own asses. But they need to figure that out.

They are *not* living with us. That was pretty much the first words out of my mouth after they announced the engagement. And if they're both working at that camp this summer, he can go to his parents house on their breaks. I'm not running a damn hostel.

I think we gave them a TON of food for thought. It was pretty hilarious on my end, actually. They haven't even decided *where* they are going to have the wedding, here in Bloomington or up in the 'burbs near his family. So J's like "Well, if it's up there then you need to figure out how Grandpa is going to get up here and if he'll need a hotel and if the facility is handicapped accessable. If you have it *here* you need to consider the same for (Fiance's) family members." aaaaand I think that's when she started crying. Then we got to the financials. We dropped the ballpark figure of what our wedding cost and I think Fiance may have pooped his pants a little.

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