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Re: Let's talk baby names

I was going to suggest Ada, I see Niel already did-great minds!

by packrat

November 22nd, 2014, 3:08 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 192

Views: 4617
Re: Don't send your daughters to The Rape School, UVA

Nope, I was lazy last night and didn't read it-I admit b/c Kenny said it was long! I think tho, that by going public about it, that is great of course, but doesn't do anything as far as legally. Even if there were 50 guys, they all need to be strung up. She's gone public, people know her name, they ...

by packrat

November 22nd, 2014, 10:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Don't send your daughters to The Rape School, UVA

Replies: 18

Views: 403
Re: Don't send your daughters to The Rape School, UVA

By not reporting it and pressing charges, she's in effect letting the rapist get away w/it. Even tho sadly it doesn't do any good a lot of the time, it's still best to report to the authorities. Get it on record, get it into the reported statistics, that's a good way to be an advocate for others who...

by packrat

November 21st, 2014, 9:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Don't send your daughters to The Rape School, UVA

Replies: 18

Views: 403
Re: What are the odds of you winning a $1k PS gift certifica

pppft. what a great time for my internet to flicker. figures! can't wait to see who won!

by packrat

November 19th, 2014, 9:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What are the odds of you winning a $1k PS gift certificate?

Replies: 49

Views: 479
Re: What are the odds of you winning a $1k PS gift certifica

one in a million for me. the last thing I won was..um..

by packrat

November 19th, 2014, 8:47 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What are the odds of you winning a $1k PS gift certificate?

Replies: 49

Views: 479
Re: Which USA states have you been to?

Not many. Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri, Arizona, Texas, Florida. And really...Missouri, we drove through on our way to Texas, and then again on our way to Arizona, and I went to a baseball game there. Nebraska..sometimes I've been to a Dr. there and have shopped there b/c it's r...

by packrat

November 19th, 2014, 8:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Which USA states have you been to?

Replies: 31

Views: 277
Re: World's most eligible bachelor Charles Manson is engaged

One of my friends has this as a FB status:

Before you complain about your life, remember, there are 2 parents out there tonight having to ponder Charles Manson as a son in law.


made me chuckle.

by packrat

November 18th, 2014, 8:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: World's most eligible bachelor Charles Manson is engaged

Replies: 26

Views: 351
Re: How to set my Precision Gem green-blue tourmaline

Chrono|1416319469|3785714 wrote:The twist can be modified into a single shank, rather than double shank.



I like this one best for your stone.

by packrat

November 18th, 2014, 7:23 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How to set my Precision Gem green-blue tourmaline

Replies: 33

Views: 577
Re: Verbing nouns

luckily I'm in the Iowan backwoods and we're bassackwards with our language here so nobody gifts nothin ta nobody. And sometimes ta not nobody. We give things or we gave something. sometimes someone "gave it t'me." and sometimes someone "gay-me-it". Gifted sounds fancy and hoity ...

by packrat

November 18th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Verbing nouns

Replies: 39

Views: 360
Re: do you have a negative opinion on

I worked for an insurance company for a year and that was all I could do. Insurance is not for me. We had to replace our roof a few years ago after a horrible hail storm that took out half the town's roofs. That was our first HO claim ever, like 10 years. I've been w/that insurance company since I w...

by packrat

November 18th, 2014, 2:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: do you have a negative opinion on

Replies: 32

Views: 606
Re: Choosing child's mattress (plus bed transition)

London had my old full size mattress for about 8 years. It was a King Coil is all I remember, on the firmer side. We only finally got rid of it b/c the springs were about coming thru the dumb thing-I'd had that mattress since I was about 10, so my parents certainly got their money's worth out of it ...

by packrat

November 17th, 2014, 6:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Choosing child's mattress (plus bed transition)

Replies: 9

Views: 178
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

I would have to open it up w/out seeing it probably. I'm just nosy.

And yanno...we wanna see the fricken thing too..

by packrat

November 17th, 2014, 5:24 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3964

Views: 99319
Re: Do friends or family ask to try on your e-ring?

Nobody's ever asked, but I'd let them if they did.

by packrat

November 17th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do friends or family ask to try on your e-ring?

Replies: 37

Views: 624
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Mochiko, I asked about using my opal that is currently in the silver setting to be put into a new pendant and she was all for it, so outside stones must be ok!

by packrat

November 17th, 2014, 7:52 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3964

Views: 99319
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

mochiko, I didn't either-I broke down and emailed her to ask!

by packrat

November 16th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3964

Views: 99319
Re: murry is dying

I'm so sorry.

by packrat

November 15th, 2014, 4:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: murry is dying

Replies: 154

Views: 1789
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

mariedtiger, I started talking w/Annette a couple weeks ago about a pendant!

I can't wait to see what she comes up w/for your stones!

by packrat

November 15th, 2014, 8:50 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3964

Views: 99319
Re: visiting family

I'm sorry you're having to deal w/this. Makes me glad we're antisocial. Well...not antisocial I guess, just..my family mostly lives here, so if we need to entertain someone we have issues w/which is only one person, it's for a lunch or supper a few times a year, not for days. We've decided over the ...

by packrat

November 15th, 2014, 8:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: visiting family

Replies: 44

Views: 936
Re: WHat is/are thing/s that you never thought you needed

I finally got texting last year after adamantly claiming I didn't need it. Now I love it. Still no smart phone tho. That's about the extent of it. Well, I did splurge and get my hair cut/colored at a fancy salon last month and now that I've finally kinda figured out how to actually do my hair the wa...

by packrat

November 14th, 2014, 8:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: WHat is/are thing/s that you never thought you needed

Replies: 49

Views: 823
Re: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice

Yeah, it's hard to say this or that about the flirting b/c we don't know to what extent. I "flirt" w/our guy friends when we're together. I've known them 20+ years, I'm comfortable w/them. JD is also friends w/them, and has known them almost as long as I have, except one, who was actually ...

by packrat

November 12th, 2014, 8:33 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice...

Replies: 206

Views: 5677
Re: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice

She might not have been aware, that's true. But still, I can't see how she would be blissfully unaware of his thoughts/feelings/intentions, or that she thought they were just friends or not committed and it would be ok to flirt so strongly w/other men. I can see it both ways too, I agree..and then t...

by packrat

November 12th, 2014, 8:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice...

Replies: 206

Views: 5677
Re: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice

I get what you mean, DS, but I feel like things you do when you're dating, find their way into the marriage. If it's no big deal to flirt that strongly when you're *thisclose* to being engaged, you know? It's not like they've only been dating for a few weeks, they're far enough into their relationsh...

by packrat

November 12th, 2014, 7:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice...

Replies: 206

Views: 5677
Re: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice

If she had to sit and ponder and mull it over and it wasn't until he proposed that she decided she was so overcome and crushed by this guilt...um..what if he'd not proposed? Would she be still be feeling guilty and not talking to her boyfriend about it? What if he hadn't proposed for 3 more months? ...

by packrat

November 12th, 2014, 6:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice...

Replies: 206

Views: 5677
Re: To make someone's life better

I'm not sure, arkie. After his wife died he always took the mini bus to his appointments, no one ever brought him, so I'm not sure if he has relatives nearby. You know, whatever we decide to do, I think we'll do something for him anyway. I really enjoyed him..he was very "grampa-ish" if th...

by packrat

November 10th, 2014, 8:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: To make someone's life better

Replies: 13

Views: 267
Re: To make someone's life better

Ha, too bad they didn't do this a few months ago-between my parents million flowers and ours, we could've done the entire community about!

by packrat

November 10th, 2014, 8:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: To make someone's life better

Replies: 13

Views: 267
Re: To make someone's life better

That's a nice idea too, marymm! I knew you guys would have more ideas and suggestions, thanks!

by packrat

November 10th, 2014, 8:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: To make someone's life better

Replies: 13

Views: 267
Re: To make someone's life better

That's a nice idea VR! When we first talked about it, she said she could get someone something for Christmas, but she didn't know of anyone who didn't get things for Christmas. I asked if there are kids in school who maybe don't have a lot, she said she didn't know. I can think offhand of an elderly...

by packrat

November 10th, 2014, 8:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: To make someone's life better

Replies: 13

Views: 267
Re: To make someone's life better

We do have a local VA! Yeah, I would have her write letters/cards as general ones, not to anyone specifically. I remember years ago when she was little, there was a website...I think it was thru Staples? And you could pick out online cards and write in them and then they would go to soldier's in VA ...

by packrat

November 10th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: To make someone's life better

Replies: 13

Views: 267
Re: Is she plus size?

I wondered about MM myself, too, GP! I thought she was an 8 by our sizing today? I think we've been vanity sizing?

by packrat

November 10th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is she plus size?

Replies: 30

Views: 822
Re: Want to feel something?

mmmmm I dunno...I think if we can't learn to laugh at ourselves and laugh with others AT ourselves, what fun is that? My mom told me and my brother when we were little she was selling us to the gypsies. And boooy oh boy did I cryyyyyyyyyyyyyy like my world was ending. I seriously thought she didn't ...

by packrat

November 10th, 2014, 7:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Want to feel something?

Replies: 24

Views: 378