“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90481 Aug 29, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
FINALLY have decided on what to contribute to the Labor Day potluck we do with the cabin next door. Usually there's a theme, but people have not gotten organized so it's sort of a free-for-all. I was going to do corn bread, but I'd have to make it tonight, and we don't have the party until Saturday -- it'd be too dry by then. Then we thought veggie tray, but I can't make a veggie tray without it costing at LEAST $20, which is more than I want to spend, especially when I won't eat raw veggies.
Then I suggested root beer floats and Nick loved it. Whew. No work, really, and people can fix their own. I just provide the fixings.
I won't eat root beer floats, either, but the kids will love 'em.
Is it that you don't like root beer or that you don't like the whole float thing?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90482 Aug 29, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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I agree. From what I understand, though, in FL the kids don't have a lot of say so.
From what I see in the local papers/ websites, somewhere around age 12-14 the child custody judge will start having a private meeting with the kid away from either parent to get the kids input. Younger than 12, they won't. There have been some fights where the mom wants the judge to do that for a 9 year old but it is pretty clear the mo has set the kid up. The judge can appoint a neutral like referee to watch for the younger kids interests.

Apparently some enterprising people have started a "no mans zone" where the kids can be dropped off and picked up, and communication between the parents goes through the service, not sure about the child support. Sounds like the custody version of PayPal, but there is a market for the services.

If you want to read how bad it can get, Google Dwayne Wade divorce custody. Although he plays in Miami , he is from Chicago as is his ex so it is in the Chicago papers on a regular basis. One of her stunts is that whenever she had to send the kids to him for visitation, she would take them to an ER claiming they were sick. She lost custody and still fights.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#90483 Aug 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox?
<quoted text>
No... but I should. I didn't think the problem was related to Firefox since it's happening in IE also but it can't hurt to try.

I have a fantasy football draft this evening so I don't want to risk messing up Flash, etc. but I'll do it over the weekend. Thanks!(I know... duh)

“Non mollare mai”

Since: Mar 11

Land of Enchantment

#90484 Aug 29, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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No... but I should. I didn't think the problem was related to Firefox since it's happening in IE also but it can't hurt to try.
I have a fantasy football draft this evening so I don't want to risk messing up Flash, etc. but I'll do it over the weekend. Thanks!(I know... duh)
Hi jmw. You might try Chrome. I find that to be safer and more stable than IE or Firefox.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#90485 Aug 29, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
No... but I should. I didn't think the problem was related to Firefox since it's happening in IE also but it can't hurt to try.
I have a fantasy football draft this evening so I don't want to risk messing up Flash, etc. but I'll do it over the weekend. Thanks!(I know... duh)
I have both Firefox and IE on this computer. Topix gives me grief all the time, but it is pretty clear that it is an Adobe/Flash issue.

Try going to teh Adobe site and making sure you have teh latest version o that including Flash. Flash is real vulnerable to hackers and takes up a lot of CPU so they often do updates in the background/overnight and seems to always require a re-start. You may have missed one. Its an easy fix which won't disturb functionality. This ems to be a bigger problem on computers where I don't turn the whole thing off overnight

Or, as the IT guy says, don't call me until you have re-booted which seems to be the equivalent of take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#90486 Aug 29, 2013
I had not thought of that. I have disabled flash, it is a cpu hog and it's annoying as hell.
PEllen wrote:
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I have both Firefox and IE on this computer. Topix gives me grief all the time, but it is pretty clear that it is an Adobe/Flash issue.
Try going to teh Adobe site and making sure you have teh latest version o that including Flash. Flash is real vulnerable to hackers and takes up a lot of CPU so they often do updates in the background/overnight and seems to always require a re-start. You may have missed one. Its an easy fix which won't disturb functionality. This ems to be a bigger problem on computers where I don't turn the whole thing off overnight
Or, as the IT guy says, don't call me until you have re-booted which seems to be the equivalent of take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning

Since: Jan 10

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#90487 Aug 29, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Is it that you don't like root beer or that you don't like the whole float thing?
Both. My mom would make coke floats when I was a kid. I've made them with strawberry crush and orange crush for kids that didn't like root beer. I can't imagine mixing pop and ice cream together. And when you take my lactose intolerance and add in a high sensitivity to carbonation and caffeine, I won't be able to leave the house for two days if I have a soda pop float.

Since: Jan 10

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#90488 Aug 29, 2013
I switched to chrome recently at work and at home and it seeme dto fix some small annoyances I'd been having.

Since: Jan 10

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#90489 Aug 29, 2013
Something amusing from Lamebook. I thought PE might appreciate it:

http://www.lamebook.com/true-freedom/

Since: Jan 10

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#90490 Aug 29, 2013

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#90491 Aug 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
So, what does everyone think of the fast food worker strike?
Personally, if they want to unionize great but $15hr seems redicelous for making fries, and Yes I have worked for BK and I know what the job entials, and it aint worth $15.
i agree with you. Its unskilled labor. I see them complaining that thwy can't support their family on what they mke If you work at mcdonald's, perhaps starting a family is not the wisest decision. It should not be mcdonald's responsibility to pay for your poor choicrs in life.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#90492 Aug 29, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I see in the local papers/ websites, somewhere around age 12-14 the child custody judge will start having a private meeting with the kid away from either parent to get the kids input. Younger than 12, they won't. There have been some fights where the mom wants the judge to do that for a 9 year old but it is pretty clear the mo has set the kid up. The judge can appoint a neutral like referee to watch for the younger kids interests.
Apparently some enterprising people have started a "no mans zone" where the kids can be dropped off and picked up, and communication between the parents goes through the service, not sure about the child support. Sounds like the custody version of PayPal, but there is a market for the services.
If you want to read how bad it can get, Google Dwayne Wade divorce custody. Although he plays in Miami , he is from Chicago as is his ex so it is in the Chicago papers on a regular basis. One of her stunts is that whenever she had to send the kids to him for visitation, she would take them to an ER claiming they were sick. She lost custody and still fights.
they've been doing that for a long time, acutaly - the neutral zone visitation. growing up, i had friends who were foster kids (mom was teh worse one, dad was no peach either), and their visitation was at a church. it was kinda sorta related to the particular child services group who handled their foster care case. its been more recently taht i've heard of independent offices with teh sole purpose of being the site for visitation.

often enoguh, i see a car or two off in the corner of this one gas station we pass on teh way home from my parents after dinner. one adult and two kids in one, or just one adult in the ohter. i can only assume it's the halfway point between mom & dad's and the custody hand off takes place there.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#90493 Aug 29, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Both. My mom would make coke floats when I was a kid. I've made them with strawberry crush and orange crush for kids that didn't like root beer. I can't imagine mixing pop and ice cream together. And when you take my lactose intolerance and add in a high sensitivity to carbonation and caffeine, I won't be able to leave the house for two days if I have a soda pop float.
uh, yeah, that sounds like the perfect storm of GI issues...

BTW, how are your wrists doing? i wake up about once a week an my hands are all scrunched up. since hearing about your problems, i make a very conscious effort to not do taht any more...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90494 Aug 29, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Both. My mom would make coke floats when I was a kid. I've made them with strawberry crush and orange crush for kids that didn't like root beer. I can't imagine mixing pop and ice cream together. And when you take my lactose intolerance and add in a high sensitivity to carbonation and caffeine, I won't be able to leave the house for two days if I have a soda pop float.
OK, I can see why you don't like them!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#90495 Aug 29, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Dad should have helped how? Physically? He brought the kid back. Kid did not want to exit. When mom started a forceful attempt and the kid put up a fight, cop said it was headed to a domestic disturbance. I don't see how judge can come down on dad, especially since he video'd the whole thing including 2 cops telling him he was free to leave and him still sticking around even longer till they both assured him he could leave.
Cops should have told him to get out? I think they might have. And he ignored that request just like he ignored mom's.
Any other ideas on how to force him out of the car without using force?
Not to you but the kid:

Get out of the GD car NOW or you're grounded for 2 weeks. You show respect to me and your mother and listen to your parents. You are NOT in charge of things here and you better learn this quick. We will hear you out and consider what you say but you are not going to call the shots.

Then, if he still doesn't get out of the car, he ain't going anywhere for those 2 weeks.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#90496 Aug 29, 2013
re LW1 on Prudie - my friend;s sister just had her first child earlier this week, and my friend found out a month ago that she's pregnant again. nearing 40, 13 & 16 YO kids already.

i'm trying to get over the ick factor that she actually "did it" with her husband when i coulda sworn she hasn't liked him "that way" for a few years. The stories i coudl tell.

but, she's just as happy aobut a baby as she is (i think) a little scared to start the baby thing over again at this stage of life. she will do well. i just hope she doesnt turn her 17 YO (daughter) into 2nd mommy.

Since: Jan 10

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#90497 Aug 29, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>i agree with you. Its unskilled labor. I see them complaining that thwy can't support their family on what they mke If you work at mcdonald's, perhaps starting a family is not the wisest decision. It should not be mcdonald's responsibility to pay for your poor choicrs in life.
I can get behind that.

Ithink working a crappy low-wage job often is motivation for making other choices (work training, education) so you're not still doing that work at 40.

“Happy Halloween”

Since: Aug 08

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#90498 Aug 29, 2013
Heh, all the fast food workers are striking for wages of $15 an hour ... i hope they get it ... that way my wife won't have to go to nursing school to start off making $19-20 an hour. She can just get a job at McDonalds and in the 2 or 3 years it will take to get her degree, she'll be making 17 buck an hour. Nobody ever thinks of these things, tho.

Since: Jan 10

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#90499 Aug 29, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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uh, yeah, that sounds like the perfect storm of GI issues...
BTW, how are your wrists doing? i wake up about once a week an my hands are all scrunched up. since hearing about your problems, i make a very conscious effort to not do taht any more...
The problem is completely gone. I am THRILLED that wearing wrist braces for a month or two did the trick.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#90500 Aug 29, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Not to you but the kid:
Get out of the GD car NOW or you're grounded for 2 weeks. You show respect to me and your mother and listen to your parents. You are NOT in charge of things here and you better learn this quick. We will hear you out and consider what you say but you are not going to call the shots.
Then, if he still doesn't get out of the car, he ain't going anywhere for those 2 weeks.
I think dad didn't get hard ass on his kid because he sympathizes and doesn't want the force the kid to have to go to mom's house. I don't necessarily blame him. J ust that he isn't terribly motivated to take it to defcon 10.

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