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“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#83736 Apr 8, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
oh and also what if I can't "cut" it?
You also need to make yourself a stranger to such thoughts. Don't ever doubt yourself.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83737 Apr 8, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Ok, you guys, I need some thoughts.

I am NOT bragging or anything, but I got accepted to a post-grad program at Princeton. I can defer it for a year, which I will need to do, but I don't know if I should accept it or not.

I mean...it's PRINCETON (!!!) but it would mean a cross-country move and several years in NJ which I never really thought about because I never thought they would accept me.

There are no financial issues, just the idea of moving for several years, oh and also what if I can't "cut" it? FWIW I can do post-grad work here too, but it's "Ivy league" so I think that's worth some serious thought.
Congrats!!!!

Why wouldn't you go for it? The Princeton area is culture-rich, close to Philly if you need some city life, far enough from the city that you never have to deal with it if you don't want to. NJ has great food, four seasons and people who drop everything to help their neighbors when hurricanes hit.

You are a rock star and you can handle anything that comes your way, if you want to.:)

Since: Jan 10

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#83738 Apr 8, 2013
Mimi, do it even though it means going to Jersey.

;)

Mia has a mass on her kidney. They'll do exploratory surgery tomorrow and go from there.

Since: Jan 10

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#83739 Apr 8, 2013
This is the cat who spent a week in the vet hospital last year, and they had to *sew* her feeding tube to the top of her nose b/c she kept pulling it out... and she ripped THAT out and has a scar on her nose from it.

So while she would never, ever claw or bite anybody for any reason (even when I"m doing something she hates, she will use her paw to try to push me away, but the claws do not come out), she is going to give them a run for their (my) money.

Since: Jan 10

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#83740 Apr 8, 2013
So Margaret Thatcher died, but sadder to me, Annette Funicello died.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83741 Apr 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So Margaret Thatcher died, but sadder to me, Annette Funicello died.
My 30-year-old co-worker "Who's Annette Funicello?"

Since: Jan 10

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#83742 Apr 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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My 30-year-old co-worker "Who's Annette Funicello?"
I wouldn't blame someone 10 years older than that for not knowing her name.

She was pretty sick for years, so I'm glad her pain/suffering are over.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83743 Apr 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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My 30-year-old co-worker "Who's Annette Funicello?"
Ya, we're all getting old. She was 70. Time flies.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#83744 Apr 8, 2013
Ang, so sorry to hear about Mia. I'll be hoping for the best tomorrow.

Mimi, congrats! Do it! You can always bail if you don't like it, but if you never try you'll always wonder "what if."

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#83745 Apr 8, 2013
Mimi, i'd say go for it... it could be fun, interesting, etc., and CERTAINLY is a good professional opportunity. If it doesn't work out, after you've gven it a serious attempt, you can move back to teh NW. But, i'm betting you'll regret not going more than you'd dread going.

As much of a pain as it was for bro to take care of moving overseas (esp with the young kids), it's an opportunity not to miss. He doestn' regret the professional opportunity he took.

so, please think about it and inspire me to do more in my life!

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83746 Apr 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Mia has a mass on her kidney. They'll do exploratory surgery tomorrow and go from there.
:( sending lots of positive thoughts her (and your) way

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83747 Apr 8, 2013
How many of you people who are badmouthing NJ have ever visited here (flying through Newark airport doesn't count)?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83748 Apr 8, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
How many of you people who are badmouthing NJ have ever visited here (flying through Newark airport doesn't count)?
Bruce Springsteen told me not to go. In every song he's ever written.

:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83749 Apr 8, 2013
baby we were born to ruuuuuunnnnn!

Top 5 Bruce NJ songs.

http://armpitnj.com/2010/03/09/top-5-bruce-so...

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#83750 Apr 8, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
How many of you people who are badmouthing NJ have ever visited here (flying through Newark airport doesn't count)?
I wasn't badmouthing. Just said I wouldn't want to live there. I wouldn't want to move back to Illinois or Chicago, either.

I prefer more open spaces where you can really get out in nature. I would love living in the PNW.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#83751 Apr 8, 2013
I also don't know anyone from Jersey who having moved away wanted to go back there.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#83752 Apr 8, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
How many of you people who are badmouthing NJ have ever visited here (flying through Newark airport doesn't count)?
I grew up in NY and have been to NJ countless times. In all fairness, it IS a beautiful state once you get away from the part nearer to NY (where it smells).

But it is so much fun to make fun of. Mostly because of teh smell...:D

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83753 Apr 8, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
How many of you people who are badmouthing NJ have ever visited here (flying through Newark airport doesn't count)?
I've never been but those I know that live/d there seem to like it. In my head, it's a giant mass of suburbs, not unlike Chicagoland, and I don't want to live there, either.:-P. I'm sure it's more diverse than that, though.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#83754 Apr 8, 2013
Stina wrote:
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I grew up in NY and have been to NJ countless times. In all fairness, it IS a beautiful state once you get away from the part nearer to NY (where it smells).
But it is so much fun to make fun of. Mostly because of teh smell...:D
Apart from having to listen to a lot of annoying NYC accents, the "Lake Houses Owned by New Yorkers" area of NJ sounds rather nice to me.

http://media.nj.com/ledgerupdates_impact/phot...

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/nj_m...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83755 Apr 8, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
How many of you people who are badmouthing NJ have ever visited here (flying through Newark airport doesn't count)?
Other than Springsteen songs, which I detest, the only thing I've really heard about NJ is from a book I read a looong time ago about a boy who grew up near the Pine Barrens. It's called "The Tracker" and he was taught tracking skills from his best friend's native american grandfather. He really made it sound beautiful.

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