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“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88685 Jul 24, 2013
Since edogg is not in today....
Well, if the daughters had skipped going to college altogether and instead had just gotten married at 17, their parents could have given that money to their husbands as dowry.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
LW has three kids. Two daughters, one son. Two daughters went to expensive private colleges, parents paid the bulk of tuition so there were no loans. Daughters can't find work and are living at home. Son went to trade school and is doing well. So parents are giving him the same amount of money they spent on their daughters' college education.
And the daughters are FURIOUS.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/econom...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#88686 Jul 24, 2013
RACE wrote:
LOL,
Kinda! Got my
RUSH Stamps
RUSH Postcards
RUSH Envelopes
RUSH/THE GUESS WHO/BEAU DOMMAGE/THE TRAGICALLY HIP Stamps
RUSH Framed Print, Not here yet.
<quoted text>
Where can I get these from?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#88687 Jul 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
LW has three kids. Two daughters, one son. Two daughters went to expensive private colleges, parents paid the bulk of tuition so there were no loans. Daughters can't find work and are living at home. Son went to trade school and is doing well. So parents are giving him the same amount of money they spent on their daughters' college education.
And the daughters are FURIOUS.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/econom...
That happens when people confuse money as a sign of love and/or when they think they have a right to tell their parents how to spend their money.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#88688 Jul 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
LW has three kids. Two daughters, one son. Two daughters went to expensive private colleges, parents paid the bulk of tuition so there were no loans. Daughters can't find work and are living at home. Son went to trade school and is doing well. So parents are giving him the same amount of money they spent on their daughters' college education.
And the daughters are FURIOUS.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/econom...
Jealous. I just read the whole thing. Dude, they so need to get a grip. They are living at home rent free. The second letter? Making 40K a year, living at home? Seriously? Please.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#88689 Jul 24, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
My friend C is pregnant. I really like her, but I *hate* baby showers. Hers is at 10am on a Saturday - yeah, no. I looked at her registry online (because years ago I vowed never to set foot in a Babies R Us store again) and it's such a PITA waste of money... shipping, gift wrap, blah blah blah. Would it be horrible if I got her a gift card to Target or something, threw it in a greeting card, and mailed it to the shower host's address?
i dont think so... i'm in the middle of baby shower mania in my family - 3 on my side, 1 on hubby's & my BFF's sister - adn i'm getting sick of oohing and ahhing over onesies and breast pumps. the girls are appreciative, and tehre are a few handmade items that they really ooh and ahh over.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#88690 Jul 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My last baby shower was at 10 a.m. In a bar! It was great! It was the pregnant woman's choice, too!
Yes, gift card. She will love that she has some flexibility to choose her own stuff.
or to fill in the holes...

as Mathilda says, teh onesies in larger sizes work too. BFF's sister wasnt plannign this pregnancy, and she & the daddy (got married since then) aer kinda broke. so i'm scouring clearance sales for larger sized basics in neutrals, since they don't know boy or girl. this gift will be way more than i usually spend (including the home made blanket), but it's a different story than most.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#88691 Jul 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My last baby shower was at 10 a.m. In a bar! It was great! It was the pregnant woman's choice, too!
Yes, gift card. She will love that she has some flexibility to choose her own stuff.
I was given 3 baby showers (1 kid). One of them was at a bar where we always had happy hour over the years. We did it right after work. It was GERAT! All the guys came, too. It was a happy hour baby shower (without me getting shnockered, of course). Then the guys helped get the gifts in the car and us ladies all went to dinner at a nice restaurant next door. It was perfect!

Since: Jan 10

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#88692 Jul 24, 2013
Icky story: Someone sets baby (5mo) in carrier down in the yard and goes in the house (not cool IMHO). Skunk approached the baby and bit him several times in the face! Adult saw this from the house, came out and shot and killed the skunk. Baby has to get treated for rabies until the skunk's brain tissue test results come back in several days.

Poor kid! I did some research.

1. Treatment costs $2K -$7K per person (14 days of treatment).
2. Once you show any signs of symptoms, you're done. Treatment won't work. Enjoy your excruciating death.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88693 Jul 24, 2013
My dress arrived! And it's awesome!

Since: Jan 10

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#88694 Jul 24, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
My dress arrived! And it's awesome!
THat was quick!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#88695 Jul 24, 2013
Any Top Chef fans here? Interesting story on one of two brothers who competed:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88696 Jul 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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THat was quick!
I know... impressive.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88697 Jul 24, 2013
The Canadian post office of course, They are real stamps.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Where can I get these from?
Mimi

United States

#88698 Jul 24, 2013
RACE wrote:
The Canadian post office of course, They are real stamps.
<quoted text>
Oh...lol duh.:-D
Mimi

United States

#88699 Jul 24, 2013
Stamps ordered! Love my iPhone!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88700 Jul 24, 2013
Did you order from a website? I just called their mumber and ordered over the phone.
Mimi wrote:
Stamps ordered! Love my iPhone!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#88701 Jul 24, 2013
RACE wrote:
Did you order from a website? I just called their mumber and ordered over the phone.
<quoted text>
old man

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88702 Jul 24, 2013
http://feedly.com/k/14IEDaT

America, America. God shed his grace on thee

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88703 Jul 24, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
http://feedly.com/k/14IEDaT
America, America. God shed his grace on thee
Perfectly acceptable on my keto diet, yum!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88704 Jul 24, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
http://feedly.com/k/14IEDaT
America, America. God shed his grace on thee
I wonder if you could use those with a cookie or pizza type dough and fill them with other stuff?

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