Confessions of a 20-something mother

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:26 am

Was there a reason you memorized the nato phonetic alphabet? And I just had to look up what that even was. And when I did, it reminded me of Dollhouse.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:12 am

I know the nato phonetic alphabet, too. Not sure when or why I learned it, but I've known it for years. I use it on the phone at work all the time, and people are always surprised that a "sweet-sounding gal" like me (direct quote from a vendor) knows enough to say "delta" and "charlie" instead of "dog" and "cat."

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby GS » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:51 am

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:44 am

You and your F-bombs; this is a family establishment! Clean it up, son.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby zeroguy » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:14 pm

Just that it's useful. If you pick random words to spell things out orally you might pick something ambiguous (from Archer: "M as in Mancy"). And it gives a slight hint on what to listen for, if you hear something else spell using the same system.

Also, it sounds cooler.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Rei » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:28 am

I know the International Phonetic Alphabet...
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:17 pm

I don't use the search function nearly as often as it would be useful to do.

I got so used to knowing the general area of where to look for things that I still tend to use Ctrl F and go through the pages when I want a thread that fell off the first page.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:58 pm

I look forward to SportsCenter on Sundays. Particularly after a good game.

I feel slightly dirty. I never cared this much about sports in my life. But -- I like the commentary. And I love hearing Chris Berman say, "The hhhRAAAIDers.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:55 am

I didn't want to interrupt the gun love talk and this is not meant as a judgmental post at ALL, so please don't take it that way.

I have never fired a gun, even though I have been given the opportunity. I was raised in a very anti-gun household. My mom didn't even let us have water guns because it was too much like playing with guns. I have no problem with people who hunt for meat and use guns for this purpose. I just personally don't want to shoot a gun or have anything to do with them. My husband feels differently than I do and when we were at a friends house, who does hunt, he went out with everyone else and shot at targets. This is one good reason that we aren't having kids. I wouldn't want them to have a BB gun and he would.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:43 am

I'm crying right now because I hurt a friend and I can't do anything to make it better.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby steph » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:59 am

I'm crying right now because I hurt a friend and I can't do anything to make it better.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Young Val » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:12 pm

Everything I was to post is either a) sarcastic, b) vitriolic, or c) distressed. And really, ultimately, useless. So I am just not going to post anything. Which sucks. And is so frustrating.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
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I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Confessions » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:41 am

I kinda like it when drama flares up on pweb. It's like watching a soap-opera.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Confessions » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:20 am

I hate soap operas.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:19 pm

See, I can see how soap operas or reality tv or whatever can be entertaining if you aren't personally, emotionally connected to the characters involved. But since I am, I do not find this fun.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Claire » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:54 pm

I take it really personally when people tell me that they don't like/would not live in St. Louis, especially those who have never been there.

I miss St. Louis so much.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:58 pm

I take it really personally when people tell me that they don't like/would not live in St. Louis, especially those who have never been there.

I miss St. Louis so much.
<3. I love that St. Louis has the sort of small town atmosphere with the accessibility of a city.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Claire » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:43 pm

I take it really personally when people tell me that they don't like/would not live in St. Louis, especially those who have never been there.

I miss St. Louis so much.
<3. I love that St. Louis has the sort of small town atmosphere with the accessibility of a city.
:D Exactly! Totally underrated.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

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Confession: I'm kind of scared to hit 1000 posts. I am not ready for all the epicness that such a post entails.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

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Change that to 5000 and I feel the same way. If I disappear again here soon, it will be because I don't know what to do with such a post. That is, unless I make it without realizing it. I can just as easily see that happening, too.


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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Dr. Mobius » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:39 pm

I stumbled across my brother's account on the local newspaper's website tonight (he commented on an article I read and I recognized the name). I've spent past hour reading his posting history and while I don't agree with everything he's said, I have to say I'm quite proud of him for wading into the vitriolic comment fields of a site that's only slightly better than YouTube and providing calm, rational replies to the ignorant know-it-alls.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:50 am

I am spending all day glued to my computer trying to win Audubon's Birding the Net online game. Today is the final day and the prizes are really good!
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:56 am

Saw ruddy ducks at the zoo yesterday. Made me think of you, Nom!
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There's another glimpse of sky...
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:13 pm

Raffi. Good kids music, seriously head-sticky.
Confession: Jan's post reminded me; I hate almost all the children's music that has crossed my path over the past few years.

That, combined with my discomfort for certain programming, like babytime, is further proof that I should work with tweens and teens, not the younger crowd, and if the position in my district wasn't auto-paired with Spanish Outreach, that's the job I would have taken (it was offered) when I started two and a half years ago. Being generally good with the younger ones does not make it a good career match, even if Youth Services does have the better craft supply closet.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:20 pm

This should probably go in the Enderverse board, but admitting this feels more like a confession to me.

Confession 1: Since I couldn't get the Ender comics last night, I checked out War of the Gifts.
Confession 2: I read War of the Gifts in one sitting.
Confession 3: It wasn't as utterly horrible as I thought it would be. Extremely fan fictiony, but tolerably so.
Confession 4: I don't know how I should feel about this.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:28 pm

I have been watching "The Best of The Joy of Painting" and am developing a deep and abiding love for Bob Ross. His mellowness is like balm to my soul.

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There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
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There's another life out there...

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra456 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:07 pm

I love watching Bob Ross. I didn't know he was dead until a couple of years ago when I mentioned to my brother in-law that I would like to meet him one day.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby thoughtreader » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:14 pm

Bob Ross is the best. I love his happy little trees.
I remember one painting he did with a rock in it, and the rock was lonely so he gave it a happy little bush to keep it company :D It made me happy

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:11 pm

Google Earth gives me vertigo. I wish it didn't, because there are so many cool places to look at!
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:26 pm

I'm watching Masterchef, and it's making me wish I enjoyed seafood. Some of the dishes look delicious, even if they're fishy. I could never be a proper chef, since I wouldn't be very good with seafood.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:56 am

I really need to get dressed and go do some errands but I have been putting it off because my leopard gecko has been asleep in my shirt for the last 90 minutes and I don't want to disturb her. :)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:23 am

I am dying to see the new Twilight movie.

They're just as bad as the books (I read all of them) and I kind of love them for that. This one also has the sex scene in it that has been made a big-ish deal, so I'm curious to see how that turned out.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Yebra » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:40 am

It's off-screen apparently.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:42 am

C'mon, Alex. You can admit you've seen it and know it was offscreen.

All the same, I want to see what's there. Some of the best sex scenes I've seen didn't get too graphic; it's all about sparking the imagination.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Yebra » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:44 am

It's all about sparking the imagination.
That is not what I saw the first time I read this sentence.
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