“No. 1 Stunna”

Since: Aug 08

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#82972 Mar 25, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Enough with the dam blaming of Bush, still. You people really need to find new ammo. Bammy has been your president for over four years now, when exactly is he gonna start being accountable for things?
That I point out how invading Iraq was a mistake of monumental proportions doesn't change the fact that Obama is a terrible President. I'm not one of these clowns who points to all of Bush's mistakes and somehow think that makes Obama a decent President. I've criticized Obama over plenty of things.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82973 Mar 25, 2013
My SIL is becoming a real negative Nancy. Every one of her tweets/FB posts have been downright bitchy and condescending of other people lately. Nobody even responds to them, except for adults telling her "Uh, yeah, that's kind of how the real world works".

I think her fiance wants to go in to ministry of some sort and everything she's involved with major-wise involves dealing with people (psychology and Christian education, I think). She has got to figure out how to deal with people. Even us computer nerds have to be semi-social. The next few weeks they have plans to not be at school on the weekends. I think that makes 8 weekends in a row off campus. Not coming here, though, so that's cool.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82974 Mar 25, 2013
Also, Starbucks Gold! Finally!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#82975 Mar 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
I'm with all you guys. I don't blame him. He took the time to think of the ramifications. I don't have a problem with assisted suicides in certain situations. The thing is, if you make that legal there's enough evil people who would say it was an assisted suicide when it's not.

I've known people who at the end of their life with cancer, the doctors do prescribe a tremendous amount of morphine. The doctors are being kind. Instead of suffocating to death the last day of their life they get to end it peacefully. Any good doctor knows how to legally do this. You don't need that day or half of day watching a loved one struggling to breath and in pain.

I wish more people could accept that people deserve to die in dignity. I do, however, understand how that can be abused.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#82976 Mar 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My SIL is becoming a real negative Nancy. Every one of her tweets/FB posts have been downright bitchy and condescending of other people lately. Nobody even responds to them, except for adults telling her "Uh, yeah, that's kind of how the real world works".
I think her fiance wants to go in to ministry of some sort and everything she's involved with major-wise involves dealing with people (psychology and Christian education, I think). She has got to figure out how to deal with people. Even us computer nerds have to be semi-social. The next few weeks they have plans to not be at school on the weekends. I think that makes 8 weekends in a row off campus. Not coming here, though, so that's cool.
I don't suppose you could give us any examples of what she's complaining about? Or is it, the stuff that simply annoys us (if we notice it), she's making a federal case out of it?

Since: Jan 10

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#82977 Mar 25, 2013
My friend just bought this swimsuit.

SHe is, well, flat chested. I don't think it'll work.

http://www.forever21.com/Product/SetProduct.a...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#82978 Mar 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My SIL is becoming a real negative Nancy. Every one of her tweets/FB posts have been downright bitchy and condescending of other people lately. Nobody even responds to them, except for adults telling her "Uh, yeah, that's kind of how the real world works".
I think her fiance wants to go in to ministry of some sort and everything she's involved with major-wise involves dealing with people (psychology and Christian education, I think). She has got to figure out how to deal with people. Even us computer nerds have to be semi-social. The next few weeks they have plans to not be at school on the weekends. I think that makes 8 weekends in a row off campus. Not coming here, though, so that's cool.
Maybe someone needs to ask her what's bringing her down. Maybe her realizing she's feeding off the negative and not looking at the positives would help.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#82979 Mar 25, 2013
We had a big breakthrough at swimming lessons on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Lulu inherited my childhood fear of putting one's face in the water. I doggie paddled for AGES before finally taking real lessons and I've watched Lulu do the same thing. So I've been really worried that the time & money we're spending on these lessons were going to be wasted because she would never even try to get her face in the water.

Well, Saturday she did it! The teacher had them laying on the edge of the pool with just their faces hanging over the edge blowing bubbles. When I saw what was happening, I immediately thought "oh no, we're gonna have some trouble" but she didn't even blink an eye; just did what she was asked to do. And while all this was going on across the pool, the parents on either side of me were chit-chatting over me about some adoption drama. So when I really wanted to jump up and cheer for my girl like she just scored the winning goal and in the process clocking both of these people in the face, I had to settle for the double thumbs-up and a big, big smile. Lulu did look over to see if I was watching, so I'm glad I was paying attention to her and not the dumb convo going on over me.

When I told her how proud I was of her, she said "It was nothing mom."

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#82980 Mar 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend just bought this swimsuit.
SHe is, well, flat chested. I don't think it'll work.
http://www.forever21.com/Product/SetProduct.a...
IMO, if you're over 21, I don't think you should be shopping at Forever 21.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#82981 Mar 25, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm with all you guys. I don't blame him. He took the time to think of the ramifications. I don't have a problem with assisted suicides in certain situations. The thing is, if you make that legal there's enough evil people who would say it was an assisted suicide when it's not.
I've known people who at the end of their life with cancer, the doctors do prescribe a tremendous amount of morphine. The doctors are being kind. Instead of suffocating to death the last day of their life they get to end it peacefully. Any good doctor knows how to legally do this. You don't need that day or half of day watching a loved one struggling to breath and in pain.
I wish more people could accept that people deserve to die in dignity. I do, however, understand how that can be abused.
Back in the early '80s, we watched my elderly great-aunt be revived like 5 times; they knocked out teeth and broke ribs just to keep a little old lady alive for a few more days. Finally, my gram (great-aunt's little sister) bodily put herself between her sister and the last attempt to revive her. It was sad and rediculous that it even had to go that far.

I've been convinced since that day that we treat our dying pets WAY better than we treat our dying loved ones.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#82982 Mar 25, 2013
Oh, and speaking of dying pets, the in-law's pug had to be put to sleep on Saturday.

I'm kinda of ashamed at how happy we all were to hear that news.

They're going to start the process of looking for a female boston terrier puppy. She's already been named, so the girls can't wait to meet her.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82983 Mar 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't suppose you could give us any examples of what she's complaining about? Or is it, the stuff that simply annoys us (if we notice it), she's making a federal case out of it?
The food, the weather, her phone, people making any sort of noise on her floor (at 10 a.m. on a weekday once), the kids at church being annoying, other people asking questions or saying things in class that she thinks are dumb, complaining about dress code at school not being enforced properly, the hallway in her dorm smelling, something really vague about Bloomington last time she was here. Just constant negativity.

J had a looooong talk with her last time she was here, but I think it fell on deaf ears. She and the fiance were talking about switching schools. The academic part is fine, she just can't make friends. Everybody is a stuck up b1tch or stupid, according to her. Switching schools isn't going to change that. And the school they're looking to switch to is even smaller--coming in as a sophomore or later, it's going to be even harder to break into social circles.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#82984 Mar 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend just bought this swimsuit.
SHe is, well, flat chested. I don't think it'll work.
http://www.forever21.com/Product/SetProduct.a...
i am not a fan of those on anyone, but for anyone to have a chance they need to have a chest.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#82985 Mar 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
The food, the weather, her phone, people making any sort of noise on her floor (at 10 a.m. on a weekday once), the kids at church being annoying, other people asking questions or saying things in class that she thinks are dumb, complaining about dress code at school not being enforced properly, the hallway in her dorm smelling, something really vague about Bloomington last time she was here. Just constant negativity.
J had a looooong talk with her last time she was here, but I think it fell on deaf ears. She and the fiance were talking about switching schools. The academic part is fine, she just can't make friends. Everybody is a stuck up b1tch or stupid, according to her. Switching schools isn't going to change that. And the school they're looking to switch to is even smaller--coming in as a sophomore or later, it's going to be even harder to break into social circles.
It sounds like she has the double whammy of a lack of empathy combined with being concerned/bothered by what other people are doing that doesn't involve/affect her. It really sounds like she just isn't happy with herself and she's projecting. I hope she gets over this too soon, that's no way to go through life,'cause everything she's complaining about, she's never going to get away from. There's always going to be stupid people who say annoying things, rules won't always be enforced fairly, and there's a whole host of new annoyances out there waiting to make her acquaintance. In the mean time, unfortunately you are being subjected to it. Good luck.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82986 Mar 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend just bought this swimsuit.
SHe is, well, flat chested. I don't think it'll work.
http://www.forever21.com/Product/SetProduct.a...
I hope she has a lot of double sided tape.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#82987 Mar 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
The food, the weather, her phone, people making any sort of noise on her floor (at 10 a.m. on a weekday once), the kids at church being annoying, other people asking questions or saying things in class that she thinks are dumb, complaining about dress code at school not being enforced properly, the hallway in her dorm smelling, something really vague about Bloomington last time she was here. Just constant negativity.
J had a looooong talk with her last time she was here, but I think it fell on deaf ears. She and the fiance were talking about switching schools. The academic part is fine, she just can't make friends. Everybody is a stuck up b1tch or stupid, according to her. Switching schools isn't going to change that. And the school they're looking to switch to is even smaller--coming in as a sophomore or later, it's going to be even harder to break into social circles.
Remind her of that Ricky Gervais quote: "Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right." Maybe you can attribute it to someone she actually gives a rip about.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#82988 Mar 25, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Enough with the dam blaming of Bush, still. You people really need to find new ammo. Bammy has been your president for over four years now, when exactly is he gonna start being accountable for things?
This is called history that's being discussed. Remember school? No different then discussing ancient or American or European history. It's what happened in those years.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82989 Mar 25, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
It sounds like she has the double whammy of a lack of empathy combined with being concerned/bothered by what other people are doing that doesn't involve/affect her. It really sounds like she just isn't happy with herself and she's projecting. I hope she gets over this too soon, that's no way to go through life,'cause everything she's complaining about, she's never going to get away from. There's always going to be stupid people who say annoying things, rules won't always be enforced fairly, and there's a whole host of new annoyances out there waiting to make her acquaintance. In the mean time, unfortunately you are being subjected to it. Good luck.
Yeah, that's kind of what J told her. She's always had problems socially with people her own age--every level of school, church, camp, work, etc. It's hard to be objective from my perspective, but I think she interrupts, is bossy, and is a one-upper in conversations, and is unwilling to compromise or be spontaneous. Her sarcasm detector is broken, so I think she gets snippy when no harm is intended, too.*shrug*

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82990 Mar 25, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
Remind her of that Ricky Gervais quote: "Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right." Maybe you can attribute it to someone she actually gives a rip about.
Ha! I've seen that quote three times this week alone. Maybe it's a sign that I should tell her that.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82991 Mar 25, 2013
And I'm making her out to be this horrible person; she's not, which is why it's so weird that she's really negative lately. Eh, I'm sure we'll have more chats in the future.

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