Confessions of a 20-something mother

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Rei » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:47 am

(I have no idea how to do accents over the e's when I'm not in Word)
Alt+130

I have no idea on a Mac, however. I only know because of so much Pokémon.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Mich » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:11 am

That is much easier!
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Rei » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:02 am

Mmhmm! That is one thing that I particularly like about Macs. The way they deal with diacritics is far more concise and infinitely easier to remember than Windows.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby jotabe » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:31 am

Mmhmm! That is one thing that I particularly like about Macs. The way they deal with diacritics is far more concise and infinitely easier to remember than Windows.
Mac might deal better with diacritics, but they deal a lot worse with critics!

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Confessions » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:59 am

Lately I've been having many many moments where I feel anxious and strongly embarrassed for absolutely no reason. Can't tell if this is normal/general low-level social anxiety, or if I'm building things up in my head and just worrying about nothing. I just felt like writing it down.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby steph » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:47 pm

Brian is buying me a minivan right now.

I always swore I would never own a minivan. I had to drive one in high school and I HATED it! I never wanted to be one of "those" moms. I wanted to be cooler.

As we were looking at cars, I really wanted the Pilot to be the right car. After looking at it, I just didn't feel like it would give us what we needed. I'm sad to loose the 4wheel drive, but the space and ease of the Sienna just felt like what we needed for a family with 4 kids.

And now I'm a lame mom with a minivan.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:36 pm

I don't think you could ever be lame, no matter what you drove. :kisses:
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Jayelle » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:56 pm

Aww, I totally understand. A (tiny) part of the reason I don't want three kids is the prospect of getting a van.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:38 pm

It's not about the car. It's how you drive it. And you will make that minivan awesome. Embrace it.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Dr. Mobius » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Growing up, the cool moms were the ones with the minivans because they were the ones that were able to take everyone to soccer practice and birthday parties. You're already a cool mom so adding a van will only make you that much cooler.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:15 pm

I rather self-consciously call my kid "Nom-nom" on pweb to make it less weird for Nomi to read my posts.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:16 pm

Aww, don't worry about it. I'm getting over the weirdness. It just takes me a minute sometimes to figure out who is being talked about. :)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:57 pm

A certain band that was a huge part of my wanting to move here has reunited, has an album coming out, and is touring soon with a stop in Chicago. I was so bummed when they broke up a few years ago.

I kind of don't care now.

But I really want to.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:27 pm

I hear ya. The Postal Service is touring but the closest they are coming is NYC and I don't think it's worth the trip...but we'll see how much the tickets are.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra456 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:36 pm

The Postal Service will be at Sasquatch in a couple of months. I want to see them and a TON of the other bands but a four day pass is about $350 per person (includes camping and parking, but still).

They didn't even sell one day passes last year : (
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Claire » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:34 pm

I hear ya. The Postal Service is touring but the closest they are coming is NYC and I don't think it's worth the trip...but we'll see how much the tickets are.
I think I'm gonna try to go to the NYC show, so if you do too let me know!!

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:21 pm

Confession: I am apartment hunting (way prematurely) and I have realized that I care much more about having a bigger kitchen than a bigger living room. I don't care if I'm a little cramped when I'm snuggling up with a movie. But cooking? I need counters!
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:34 pm

I just learned that Snapchatting is a thing and I think it is the saddest thing ever that it needs to exist.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Claire » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:25 pm

I worry all the time that because I'm not shooting for a prestigious job, my classmates and family are going to think that I didn't get the grades, or didn't have the interview skills to get one. Rationally, I know that it would be silly to get myself stuck in a job I know I'd hate, simply because I care what other people will think of me. Still, it's been on my mind a lot lately.

On another note, I just realized I missed my 10 year anniversary here, a couple of months ago :shock:

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:57 pm

Rationally, I know that it would be silly to get myself stuck in a job I know I'd hate, simply because I care what other people will think of me. Still, it's been on my mind a lot lately.
At times like this, I always like to recommend Arthur Brooks' work on earned success and happiness. (Spoiler: money and prestige don't really correlate with happiness. Earning your success -- in whatever institutions of meaning you choose -- through merit and hard work does.)

We all have to define our own meaning of success and earn it. It doesn't matter how you denominate your success. Raising children, saving souls, delivering justice, advocating for a cause, however you define it personally: it all counts.

Which is to say: your rational side is right. More prestige may be alluring, even if only to improve your standing among your peers and family. But it won't necessarily make you happy. Especially if it doesn't meet your personal definition of success.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:29 pm

money and prestige don't really correlate with happiness. Earning your success -- in whatever institutions of meaning you choose -- through merit and hard work does.

We all have to define our own meaning of success and earn it. It doesn't matter how you denominate your success. Raising children, saving souls, delivering justice, advocating for a cause, however you define it personally: it all counts.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Dr. Mobius » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:08 pm

I see your Arthur Brooks and raise you Sir Paul McCartney.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Claire » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Thanks guys :)

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:22 pm

I'm feeling really lonely and wish I had someone to talk to.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Rei » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:50 pm

Last night I discovered that, at least according to wikipedia, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst were good friends. I think I kind of ship them.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

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I think some people wouldn't notice and most wouldn't care if I get internet back. I am at least glad to see Pweb still kickin'.
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EDIT: Loved all the people who popped into Pweb chat tonight! You guys are awesome.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:05 pm

I have no idea why, but in my head I pronounce it "you-toobies".
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:44 am

I am trying to get up the will to shower for the day. It's harder than it should be.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:29 pm

*hugs* You can do it!

(And if you can't, I won't judge.)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

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*hugs*
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Mich » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:46 pm

Confession: I am now the kind of person who sends a follow-up email.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:42 pm

I kind of feel bad for stomping around for around an hour and generally causing music noise pollution every day while using the Wii but the upstairs neighbors have a child who I constantly hear crying and stomping around and the downstairs neighbors are constantly playing music quite loudly at random times throughout the day and as late as 2AM.

My confession is I both kind of want my own, single family place (but wish this place could be cut and pasted elsewhere because I still love it) and that I kind of wish there were a way to filter out places before moving in based on neighbors having children or otherwise being the loud sort.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Mich » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:22 pm

Sometimes... sometimes I wonder what life would be like if this movie is any good.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Mich » Tue May 07, 2013 11:47 pm

New confession! And a meta confession. I feel kind of like a traitor for not picking the trailer apart and just basking in enjoyment that it did, in fact, come out.

Just wanted you all to know. It's not an end of an era or anything like that, and it won't change my own participation here. So I'm just satisfied it's happening. We'll finally know: is such a thing even possible?
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