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The Lounge What to do if someone threatens suicide when you break up with them... Nov 07 2014
17:02 (UTC)
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Yes, making promises to be nice and take care of everything once people just do what he wants/tells them to do is a pretty trademark move of an abuser.

The Lounge What to do if someone threatens suicide when you break up with them... Nov 07 2014
16:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by vnar959107921:

Yes but he's gonna be okay when my parents accept us in the near future right? He would let me be "me" finally !

No.

He sounds a lot like my dad. He did his best to separate my mom from her family. They would go to visit her parents, and within 15 minutes of arriving, he'd start saying that they needed to leave again. He got mad at her for wanting to see both of her parents when they were dying. We only started seeing my mom's sister and family again regularly once my dad died - before then, he made those few visits as miserable as possible.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
16:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Perhaps this link?

Her first comment in that thread was #191 which I tried to link.

My linker must be distracted.

On my screen in that thread, serapa posted comment #191.

I think the forums might be drunk. Shame on them. It's not even noon.

Calorie Count Linking to threads in forum Nov 07 2014
16:42 (UTC)
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Nope, it's working on here, but it was clearly not working in the Lounge moments ago.

See Runesplendor's quote of my link: http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/the-loun ge/hi-im-girl/page/10#p4519179 - if you hover over it, it goes to: http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/the-loun ge/hi-im-girl/someone-leave-child-car/page/10 #p4482634

"hi-im-girl" is the thread the link was posted in. "someone-leave-child-car" is the thread that was linked to.

Calorie Count Linking to threads in forum Nov 07 2014
16:41 (UTC)
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Of course, when I try to make an example, it doesn't work.

The Lounge I need to justify why I need my husband to help me get kids to school Nov 07 2014
16:32 (UTC)
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I thought about that, CW. In our house, my husband gets up first - there is no point in us both getting up at the same time, because we both want to use the bathroom and shower first thing. So he gets up, does his stuff, and then I get up once he's done. Depending on how long the "getting ready" stage takes, it could be a half-hour difference in wake up times, and I can understand not having his own alarm clock if she's returning to the bedroom to get dressed, etc.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
16:30 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Perhaps this link?

Yours is broken too!

If Agirl is unable to linky something, I just don't know.  I feel all unbalanced and afraid.

It works for me -- you might have tried it too soon (before i edited)?

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
16:29 (UTC)
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Btw, for making links to forum posts to work, you have to do it through the edit screen, not through the reply screen. So you have to post reply, then edit, then link, to get it to work.

For some reason, this has not been fixed for ages.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
16:28 (UTC)
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Perhaps this link?

The Lounge I really miss my hour of daylight in the evening Nov 07 2014
16:05 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by knowan:

I'm the opposite.  I have trouble getting up in the mornings if it's not light outside.  I welcomed daylight savings this November.

Daylight savings ended last weekend.

I always forget which is daylight savings and which is "standard" time. Neither saves me anything.

In the fall, I just get past the rough mornings where the sun is in my eyes the entire trip, and then the clocks fall back and I have to do it again.  I can't remember if something similar happens in the spring... and trying to figure it out makes my brain hurt.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
15:58 (UTC)
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My road is a thoroughfare for kids walking alone to school. Not to mention parents taking younger kids, dogs, themselves on walks, etc.

I wish I had a backup camera, but I don't. We both back into our driveway as often as possible, because it is so much easier to do the backing up when you can see that the sidewalk is clear of pedestrians when coming home, rather than when leaving in the morning (especially when I haven't had my coffee).  Whenever possible, I pull through parking spots at the grocery store, so that I'm not backing up to leave. 

I'm sure I wasn't always careful enough when I was younger and didn't think about things in terms of how it would affect kids. One's mindset shifts - like today I saw a home decorating picture that showed china being stored in an open cabinet under the kitchen island, and all I could see was that it was exactly at toddler height.  Things like that will certainly change over time, but stuff about car safety - hopefully I'll never return to the mistaken belief that I couldn't kill a child with my car.

Health & Support Calorie calculators are always way too low for me Nov 06 2014
21:18 (UTC)
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Perhaps you underestimate your activity level.

The Lounge I really miss my hour of daylight in the evening Nov 06 2014
20:30 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by rain_bows:

Original Post by catwalker:

No, DST was for the city dwellers. The farmers do sun up to sundown anyways. It was the city people and businesses that pushed for DST. Many farmers, particularly animal farmers, hate it.

With us it's for the farmers. They have tried to scrap it a few times but the farmers have objected strongly.

they must be under the same delusions as the letter-writer in sully's link.

Don't give up hope on everyone. The author of the letter was actually being satirical.

Vegetarian Raw Vegan Bodybuilding for beginners Nov 06 2014
12:36 (UTC)
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I'd be less cynical if I weren't fairly confident that the OP is currently neither vegan, nor raw, nor bodybuilder.

Trying to do all of that as a method to lose weight, when motivation and consistency seem to already be a problem, doesn't strike me as being the most sustainable approach. And since it isn't at all necessary to go raw or be a vegan or be a bodybuilder (although I do suggest lifting weights) to lose weight, I wonder why he's picking this path.

The Lounge Who voted today? Nov 05 2014
21:03 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

question: was ebola really an election issue?

Only for the people who wanted it to be. And it's not like any of them were going to vote for a candidate who shares the same party designation as Obama, so I doubt it changed anything.

The Lounge Who voted today? Nov 05 2014
20:03 (UTC)
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At least in MA, if you leave a job with accrued annual leave, you get paid for it. The same is not true of sick leave (unless your company decides to do that). So it would seem odd to me that a company might already be giving vacation time but not sick leave.

The Lounge Who voted today? Nov 05 2014
19:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I did.

I hope the question on updating the bottle bill passes.

Incredibly bummed that this did not pass. I have choice words for the many many people who voted against it.

Mandatory sick leave did pass though, right? I don't think it will impact me (I'm salary) but I think it's going to put some employers into a tailspin. I don't know the details but I have a feeling employers will tend toward eliminating other PTO and replacing it with "sick time' in order to comply.

Yes, it did.

Also, gas taxes will no longer be tied to inflation, and casinos are a go (until there is another vote to try to stop them).

The Lounge Who voted today? Nov 05 2014
17:37 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethystgirl:

I did.

I hope the question on updating the bottle bill passes.

Incredibly bummed that this did not pass. I have choice words for the many many people who voted against it.

The Lounge Friend lost a baby... and now has a birthday... Help! Nov 04 2014
21:29 (UTC)
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My husband got me a necklace after our second loss. It's a locket, on the inside it says "never forgotten".  I don't know if that seems too personal, but maybe it would be something to acknowledge the loss, rather than try to force her to celebrate a birthday (I know you aren't trying to force her, but I can't think of a better way to say it). You can even tell her, if she protests, that you aren't doing this for her birthday, but in memory of her loss.

The Lounge Who voted today? Nov 04 2014
16:37 (UTC)
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I did.

I hope the question on updating the bottle bill passes.

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