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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88949 Aug 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
First letter to Miss Manners is kind of obnoxious today:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style... ;
Also, what's up with the dad wanting the mom to thank him for taking the fam out to Denny's? Can't the KIDS thank the PARENTS for taking them out? As a kid, I never noticed who paid the bill. My parent's money was collective, as in, it was both of theirs, even though my mom didn't always work outside the home.

Since: Jan 10

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#88950 Aug 1, 2013
dahgts wrote:
are you sure you don't mean L2. the guy is obnoxious. if anything, the kids should say "thanks, dad", and that's it.
and does he ever say thanks to his wife? I wonder.
Yes, I did mean L2! Thanks!(Although, L1 wasn't great either!)

Since: Jan 10

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#88951 Aug 1, 2013
I liked this response in the MM column re: L2:

Living in Japan, I find a lot of the hierarchical formalism hard to take, but sometimes ceremony and ritual make life a lot easier and more sensible. Every meal begins with "itadakimasu," "I/we humbly receive," and ends with "gochiso sama deshita," "thanks for the bounty." EVERYBODY says it at EVERY meal, because everyone is obligated to others for the needs of their lives. They may be giving thanks to their spouses, the farmers and fishers, the local deity, their parents ... but putting food on the table is an occasion for thanks and awareness of our mutual interdependence. Only a boor would omit them--or think the thanks were his due alone.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88952 Aug 1, 2013
Day Three of high heel training begins... I think it might be getting slightly easier. Actually, more accurate wording is that it might be getting slightly less horrible.

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Since: Mar 09

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#88953 Aug 1, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Also, what's up with the dad wanting the mom to thank him for taking the fam out to Denny's? Can't the KIDS thank the PARENTS for taking them out? As a kid, I never noticed who paid the bill. My parent's money was collective, as in, it was both of theirs, even though my mom didn't always work outside the home.
THis one pissed me off immensely. WTF dude? Really? It's FAMILY money, he IS entitled.

Ok, I need to stop reading advice columns now and go do that which I woke up two hours early to accomplish...

Wait, doesn't Prudie do a column today? Damn.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88954 Aug 1, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Day Three of high heel training begins... I think it might be getting slightly easier. Actually, more accurate wording is that it might be getting slightly less horrible.
You have my total respect for keeping it up. I would have given up after the first 5 minutes. I wouldn't be able to stand the pain. Also, my knees can't take the punishment these days, so there's that.:)

On the up side Payless shoes is having a 50% off clearance sale and I have a coupon for an additional 20% off, so I might go stock up for next summer. Yay! Yesterday I found three pairs of sandals that I bought last year on clearance that I haven't even worn yet, so I don't *need* to do it, but there's a cute pair of white (off white but white) wedgies that I *can* wear that I will end up paying like $7.00 for so I think I really need to go shoe shopping.

Also I need to figure out how I'm getting $1500.00 extra dollars for tuition by the end of September, and I don't have a clue, I was thinking of asking online, you know, "everyone send $1.00 to y paypal account and tell your friends to send $1.00"....but obnoxious right? LOL

So shoe shopping might be out...:(

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Since: Mar 09

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#88955 Aug 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I liked this response in the MM column re: L2:
Living in Japan, I find a lot of the hierarchical formalism hard to take, but sometimes ceremony and ritual make life a lot easier and more sensible. Every meal begins with "itadakimasu," "I/we humbly receive," and ends with "gochiso sama deshita," "thanks for the bounty." EVERYBODY says it at EVERY meal, because everyone is obligated to others for the needs of their lives. They may be giving thanks to their spouses, the farmers and fishers, the local deity, their parents ... but putting food on the table is an occasion for thanks and awareness of our mutual interdependence. Only a boor would omit them--or think the thanks were his due alone.
I liked this one too. It's not so much thanking a deity as it is acknowledging that no one is an island, no one does their life without other people somehow being involved.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88956 Aug 1, 2013
Okay. I'm bored.

DeathClock .com says that if I have a normal outlook I will live to 79, but if I am optimistic I will get to be 94 1/4 on June 24, 2044; Wharton School (U PA)Gosset scale, asking much more information tells me I will make it to 91; Bureau of Labor Statistics says 84 1/2.

FWIW both parents are alive and in their 80's, grandparents died at 72, 77,76 and 93.

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Since: Mar 09

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#88957 Aug 1, 2013
Prudie:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...

I haven't read it yet but it talks about penises in the headline so...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88958 Aug 1, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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You have my total respect for keeping it up. I would have given up after the first 5 minutes. I wouldn't be able to stand the pain. Also, my knees can't take the punishment these days, so there's that.:)
It's literally just the balls of my feet that hurt; my knees and back are fine (I think those problems develop after YEARS of wearing heels a lot). I have noticed sore muscles in my legs though but that's no big deal, it just feels like I've been working out a little. Which I guess I have, in a way....

Since: Jan 10

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#88959 Aug 1, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Okay. I'm bored.
DeathClock .com says that if I have a normal outlook I will live to 79, but if I am optimistic I will get to be 94 1/4 on June 24, 2044; Wharton School (U PA)Gosset scale, asking much more information tells me I will make it to 91; Bureau of Labor Statistics says 84 1/2.
FWIW both parents are alive and in their 80's, grandparents died at 72, 77,76 and 93.
Mine told me 99. May 14, 2067.

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Since: Mar 09

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#88960 Aug 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Mine told me 99. May 14, 2067.
September 16, 2031 68. So yay not that much longer to go.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#88961 Aug 1, 2013
Death Clock told me I'd live until I'm 95. I'm good with that.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#88962 Aug 1, 2013
Heh. But talk to me on my 94th birthday.

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Since: Mar 09

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#88963 Aug 1, 2013
If I start to be optimistic and stop smoking, it gives me an extra 20 years...meh.

Since: Jan 10

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#88964 Aug 1, 2013
I put "optimistic," but I thought I heard/read recently that research showed that peeople with pessimistic outlooks lived longer becuase they didn't bury their head in the sand with their health and pretend that nothing could happen to them.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#88965 Aug 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I put "optimistic," but I thought I heard/read recently that research showed that peeople with pessimistic outlooks lived longer becuase they didn't bury their head in the sand with their health and pretend that nothing could happen to them.
I'd be surprised about that. All the people I know who have lived past 90 have been optimistic people. But that's just people I know so it's not a research formal thing.

Since: Jan 10

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#88967 Aug 1, 2013
Mimi -- a friend said she changed deathclock to "sadistic" (from optimistic) and said it told her she'd die in January 2014. hEH.
Mimi

United States

#88968 Aug 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Mimi -- a friend said she changed deathclock to "sadistic" (from optimistic) and said it told her she'd die in January 2014. hEH.
Lololol

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88969 Aug 1, 2013
It said that my MIL should already be dead.

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