Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92764 Oct 17, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Yes and yes. She got a job doing...something on campus. We haven't heard from her much and she's 8 hours away, so we certainly haven't seen her. It is glorious.
My in-laws have been doing better as well. They both stopped smoking (again) and seem to be coming out of their depressive hazes a bit. It's almost pleasant to talk to them--J's stepdad actually has a sense of humor...who knew? He's been helping us out with a few projects around our house. I'm cautiously optimistic about a relationship with them--I know they're not healthy people, but they're putting forth effort, so...
Sounds like some cautious optimism is in order.
:)

Since: Aug 08

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#92765 Oct 17, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Yes and yes. She got a job doing...something on campus. We haven't heard from her much and she's 8 hours away, so we certainly haven't seen her. It is glorious.
My in-laws have been doing better as well. They both stopped smoking (again) and seem to be coming out of their depressive hazes a bit. It's almost pleasant to talk to them--J's stepdad actually has a sense of humor...who knew? He's been helping us out with a few projects around our house. I'm cautiously optimistic about a relationship with them--I know they're not healthy people, but they're putting forth effort, so...
Pffft, they can't become normal or even semi-normal! If that happens, all we will have are my neighbors for some excitement.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92766 Oct 17, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Pffft, they can't become normal or even semi-normal! If that happens, all we will have are my neighbors for some excitement.
and my SIL...

oh, wait, she's drama, not excitement...

sorry, i tried...

Mathilda, i'm happy for the progress in your extended family life!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#92767 Oct 18, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92768 Oct 18, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TQR3JMKLS5...

Dear Prudence

This is the letter that is making the news on the websites about drinking and rape.

Her whole column is very long. I'll put the other letters up separately

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92769 Oct 18, 2013
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/double...

The Prudie column itself is enormous. It is posted but here is the link to Slate.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#92770 Oct 18, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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and my SIL...
oh, wait, she's drama, not excitement...
sorry, i tried...
Mathilda, i'm happy for the progress in your extended family life!
Drama, excitement, we'll take what we can get.

:)

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92771 Oct 18, 2013
It's Friday! Weekend plans?

A movie (Gravity) & dinner tonight, then lots of football for the rest of the weekend.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#92772 Oct 18, 2013
Getting much needed massage tonight. Mmmm wine, cheese & crackers, and a massage.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92773 Oct 18, 2013
Thanks, PEllen, for the work in posting Prudie!

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92774 Oct 18, 2013
On Miss Manners:

L1: Good suggestion. I like ti.

L2: This woman needs different relatives!

L3: Gotta go with Miss Manners here, although I dislike drop-ins usually. Call first people!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#92775 Oct 18, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
It's Friday! Weekend plans?
A movie (Gravity) & dinner tonight, then lots of football for the rest of the weekend.
I'm waiting to hear the reviews on, Captain Phillips....before i commit...lol....Sunday night's Broncos at Colts is the game of the week.....also Florida State at Clemson.....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92776 Oct 18, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Pffft, they can't become normal or even semi-normal! If that happens, all we will have are my neighbors for some excitement.
Ah, I'm sure it's not the end of it. If my SIL ends up getting married next year(god, what a horrible idea), there will be buckets and buckets of drama.

Speaking of neighbors, my least favorite one is moving out today! Everything is coming up Matilda! His wife and kids are nice, but he's kind of an idiot. Revs everything with a motor, parks his 4 vehicles everywhere BUT in his garage or driveway, talks really loud on his cellphone constantly.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92777 Oct 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ah, I'm sure it's not the end of it. If my SIL ends up getting married next year(god, what a horrible idea), there will be buckets and buckets of drama.
Speaking of neighbors, my least favorite one is moving out today! Everything is coming up Matilda! His wife and kids are nice, but he's kind of an idiot. Revs everything with a motor, parks his 4 vehicles everywhere BUT in his garage or driveway, talks really loud on his cellphone constantly.
Now you can only hope that the devil you know is worse than the devil you haven't met yet.

Since: Aug 08

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#92778 Oct 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ah, I'm sure it's not the end of it. If my SIL ends up getting married next year(god, what a horrible idea), there will be buckets and buckets of drama.
Yep. Bwahahahaha. Maybe shortly after there will even be children!
Matilda77 wrote:
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Speaking of neighbors, my least favorite one is moving out today! Everything is coming up Matilda! His wife and kids are nice, but he's kind of an idiot. Revs everything with a motor, parks his 4 vehicles everywhere BUT in his garage or driveway, talks really loud on his cellphone constantly.
I would so trade you for that neighbor.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#92779 Oct 18, 2013
We are heading to an autism fair tomorrow.

We are taking another boy who is autistic and used to be in class with my son last year, before he moved on to middle school.

Between the two of them and our other two boys, I think we will have our hands full. We had him spend the night once and he is really busy.

I think they will enjoy it, tho.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#92780 Oct 18, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I'm waiting to hear the reviews on, Captain Phillips....before i commit...lol....Sunday night's Broncos at Colts is the game of the week.....also Florida State at Clemson.....
Read an article where some of the crew said it was mostly fiction. Captain ignored warnings, did not offer himself as a hostage and was quite an egotist.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92781 Oct 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Now you can only hope that the devil you know is worse than the devil you haven't met yet.
This is so true. In the grand scheme of things, old neighbor isn't so bad.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#92782 Oct 18, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Read an article where some of the crew said it was mostly fiction. Captain ignored warnings, did not offer himself as a hostage and was quite an egotist.
Though, that crew has been whining about getting recognition, since that incident occured.....I just don't think, anyone as powerful and grounded as Tom Hanks, would ever take on a role, he did'nt feel good about....I'm guessing he turns down alotta roles....r

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92783 Oct 18, 2013
Hockey, hockey, hockey all weekend. Pre-season games. Tonight's is in Peoria, tomorrow is in town. Sunday is my league game. Probably working around the house some. It's finally cool enough to walk the dogs, so I'm sure I'll be doing a bunch of that as well.

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