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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#1 May 30, 2014
DEAR ABBY: I love my daughter-in-law and I am afraid she is harming herself because of her addiction to tanning. Her boys are in high school and cannot remember their mother without a really dark tan. One son told his classmates in grade school that his mother was African-American when they were doing African-American studies.(She's Caucasian.)

My son says he cannot convince her to "lighten up" a bit. I don't know what to do. I am ... SO CONCERNED FOR HER IN ILLINOIS

DEAR SO CONCERNED: You are right to be concerned for your daughter-in-law. For years, dermatologists have cautioned the public about the dangers of exposure to the sun. With the invention of tanning beds, the rates of melanoma among young people have soared. For anyone who isn't aware, melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer that can be fatal.

Tanning can be addictive, and you should urge your daughter-in-law to discuss this with a dermatologist. Because tanning also causes premature aging of the skin, she should explore "sunless tanning," which is much safer.

DEAR ABBY: I'm 18. My boyfriend, "Matt," and I have been together for a year and a half, and I'm leaving for college this fall. Matt will be attending community college nearby.

I have been told that the next four years are the best years of life, and I want to live them to the fullest. In order to do that, I want to be single so I can have a good time and be a little reckless without worrying about him.

I love Matt and would one day like to marry him, but since he's only my third boyfriend, I want to find out what other fish are in the sea before I settle down. What should I do?-- WANTS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

DEAR WANTS THE BEST: The kindest thing to do would be to tell Matt that while you care deeply for him, because you are going to be separated for the next four years, you feel both of you should be free to date others. That's a lot more tactful than saying you'll still be there if there aren't any bigger fish in the sea, and I'm sure it will get the idea across.

Whether or not the next four years will be the best years of your life -- one would hope you have more than four -- they will be an important growth period for both you and Matt, and each of you should explore them to the fullest without being encumbered.

DEAR ABBY: We play softball at school a lot, and I can't play well. I don't know what to do, and the others laugh at me. What should I do?-- ANXIOUS FOR ADVICE

DEAR ANXIOUS: I know of no athlete, amateur or professional, who can become proficient at a sport without lots of practice. Talk to your coach about what you need to do to improve, and see if another adult would be willing to play catch and pitch to you. If you keep trying, you will improve. If not, there may be another sport you will like better.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Detroit, MI

#2 May 30, 2014
2- Whooop whooop! Whorecon1! This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. We are at whorecon1!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#3 May 30, 2014
1 The waitress where I eat breakfast is an obvious tanner (dont know if its the sun or machine), but she is delusional if she thinks she looks good with wrinkled brown skin.

2 Oh, you're going to be popular...

3 Make them level the playing field for you. Nobody should have to suffer that embarrassment. It's not about winning, it's about developing teamwork. Tell them to move closer to the plate and pitch to you slower. If they hit the ball your way, make them run at half speed, so that you have an opportunity to get to the ball and decide what to do.
It is shameful that so many children are forced to endure the unfairness of other children gloating over them.
It's time we took the competition out of school sports. Give every child a letter jacket.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#4 May 30, 2014
1. Girl tanning stuff, don't care

2. Go get your ya-ya's out kid. It's actually the right thing to do. The long distance college romances rarely work.

3. Maybe you should stop throwing like a girl....

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#5 May 30, 2014
L1: I thought Tan Mom was dealt with in the news and on TV. Didn't Dr. Drew get her to stop?

L2: Edog, sometimes you are such a donkey's butt and this is one of those times. Abby had the right answer.

L3: Who said it was an organized team? Sounds to me they might have what is known as pick-up games. You go out in a field and play. If it's important to the LW, then find someone who knows what they are doing and practice. If it isn't, then be in the outfield and learn to laugh at yourself.

I wasn't good at softball but joined a team back in my 20s. We had a blast. None of us were very good but we had a great time.

Since: Dec 09

Smalltown, Colorado

#6 May 30, 2014
LW1 - A friend of mine would not stop tanning. Now she is going through expensive skin treatments trying to turn her weathered saddle face into something akin to human. I look 15 years younger than she does. But she is 10 years younger than me. Another friend and I tried for years to stop her from using tanning beds but she wouldn't listen.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Detroit, MI

#7 May 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
L2: Edog, sometimes you are such a donkey's butt and this is one of those times. Abby had the right answer.
Abby should have admonished this girl and warned against being "reckless" the first time she goes away to school. She's gonna end up preggers or with an std or both
blunt advice

Morristown, NJ

#8 May 30, 2014
1. She is tanorexic in which she has a warped body image and believes that being tan looks good and let's it control her life. She needs mental help to cure her of this compulsion.
2. If you honestly think it is not possible to have a good time in college without playing the field do the both of you a favor and break up.
3. Practice.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#9 May 30, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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Abby should have admonished this girl and warned against being "reckless" the first time she goes away to school. She's gonna end up preggers or with an std or both
I didn't and that was 1967.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Detroit, MI

#10 May 30, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't and that was 1967.
You had sex with reckless abandon with the lacrosse team when you were in college? Glad you're comfortable enough sharing that info, but dam, TMI

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#11 May 30, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
You had sex with reckless abandon with the lacrosse team when you were in college? Glad you're comfortable enough sharing that info, but dam, TMI
I'm wondering what would you say about a guy who is 18 and wants to break up with a girl so he could taste some freedom and learn more about dating while he is in college before possibly starting a life with a girl he was dating. What would your advice (or name calling) be then?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#12 May 30, 2014
That would be ok 'cause its "Tradition"
As long as it wasn't gay sex that is.
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm wondering what would you say about a guy who is 18 and wants to break up with a girl so he could taste some freedom and learn more about dating while he is in college before possibly starting a life with a girl he was dating. What would your advice (or name calling) be then?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#13 May 30, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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You had sex with reckless abandon with the lacrosse team when you were in college? Glad you're comfortable enough sharing that info, but dam, TMI
Who said anything about Lacrosse?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#14 May 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
I'm wondering what would you say about a guy who is 18 and wants to break up with a girl so he could taste some freedom
I'm wondering what YOU would say...

The man-haters on here would bash him incessantly, yet I'm getting flack for calling someone a wh0re when she admits she wants to be one.

18 and she's fked three dudes already? Now she wants to get ganged by every fraternity on campus AND every sport team but doesn't want to feel "guilty" for cheating on her boyfriend so wants to break up with him? Come on. If this was a dude, all of you would agree with me

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#15 May 30, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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I'm wondering what YOU would say...
The man-haters on here would bash him incessantly, yet I'm getting flack for calling someone a wh0re when she admits she wants to be one.
18 and she's fked three dudes already? Now she wants to get ganged by every fraternity on campus AND every sport team but doesn't want to feel "guilty" for cheating on her boyfriend so wants to break up with him? Come on. If this was a dude, all of you would agree with me
What I say is that maybe she will be smart enough like PE not to hook up with idiots like you. You make a lot of assumptions about someone you don't know. That makes you the azz. Don't put everyone in your trailer trash reference points.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#16 May 30, 2014
2: Eh...tell him the truth. I want to screw lots of guys and don't want to settle for you but I might want to marry you once I get enough peens inside me.
This sugar-coat crap to get her jollies and give him hope is lame.

My answer is the same for men, just replace peen for bajingo.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#17 May 30, 2014
At least one female agrees with me. And she's the hottest dam female this planet has ever known! So I guess I win!
Kuuipo

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 May 30, 2014
LW1: I think tanning is ridiculous, but it's her skin. If your son can't get through to her, I don't think you can, either, so I'd advise you to say nothing.

LW2: Team Toj for openers. And that "best years of your life" line is complete bullpucky.
Julie

Chicago, IL

#19 May 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
L2: Edog, sometimes you are such a donkey's butt
"Sometimes"???

You're very generous.
clenched cheeks

Dallas, TX

#20 May 30, 2014
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