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Re: Headed to Boston Marathon in 2 days. Getting excited!!

Congratulations, LLJsmom! Kudos to you for finishing! I've heard it's a tough course for a marathon. What did you think of it? I'm glad to hear you had such a positive experience, and I can imagine how the crowds must have helped push you forward.

by Zoe

April 22nd, 2014, 9:26 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Headed to Boston Marathon in 2 days. Getting excited!!

Replies: 31

Views: 335
Re: A Book(s) Thread

VR, Accused is a good book. I was really glad that Scottoline (finally) wrote another book in the Rosato & Associates series.

by Zoe

April 20th, 2014, 4:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Book(s) Thread

Replies: 331

Views: 3513
Re: A Book(s) Thread

I just picked up Keep Quiet, Lisa Scottoline's new book. It's an interesting story about a teenage boy and his dad who cover up a car accident that killed a classmate of the boy's. Her books are fairly quick, easy reads, which is right up my alley, and I've never been disappointed by her books.

by Zoe

April 20th, 2014, 2:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Book(s) Thread

Replies: 331

Views: 3513
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

I'm craving chocolate, ice cream, treats like brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and pasta so badly. It doesn't matter that's only 7:30 in the morning. I haven't had any of those things in 16 months (to be exact!) but the cravings haven't gone away.

by Zoe

April 19th, 2014, 5:29 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10720

Views: 138988
Re: How would you react to lack of gifting?

Happy anniversary, Uppy! In answering the title question, we usually count big purchases for household items or a trip as our birthday/Christmas/anniversary gifts to one another instead of buying things that we don't need. It's not very romantic, I know, but we're just not gift givers. If I was in y...

by Zoe

April 19th, 2014, 5:16 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How would you react to lack of gifting?

Replies: 51

Views: 1116
Re: would you reconsider an engagement

It would depend on the situation and how hard my hypothetical FI was working to improve things. I'd be much more sympathetic if he lost his job (due to the economy, let's say) and he was working hard to find a new one than I'd be if he had done something wrong and/or wasn't putting in the effort to ...

by Zoe

April 19th, 2014, 4:28 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: would you reconsider an engagement

Replies: 40

Views: 768
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

I'm on vacation next week and I can't wait to see my college roommates and other friends. It's been too long. We're so spread out, we only see each other a couple times per year. I'm actually going to meet an old friend whom I haven't seen over 21 years. We have a lot to catch up on!

by Zoe

April 18th, 2014, 1:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10720

Views: 138988
Re: Headed to Boston Marathon in 2 days. Getting excited!!

LLJsmom, according to local Boston weather, it's supposed to be 65 degrees on Monday.

Have fun running the marathon! I'm not too far away from Boston but I've never gone to watch it. I'm always working so I catch the highlights on the news.

by Zoe

April 18th, 2014, 1:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Headed to Boston Marathon in 2 days. Getting excited!!

Replies: 31

Views: 335
Re: How Long Do You Go Between Major Diamond Purchases? a ra

I'm going on 7 years, and I don't see another diamond purchase in my future anytime soon. Something else always comes up!

by Zoe

April 18th, 2014, 1:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How Long Do You Go Between Major Diamond Purchases? a ramble

Replies: 29

Views: 645
Re: What's your IQ?

I have no idea what my IQ is but I'd love to find out, just for...fun, I guess.

by Zoe

April 17th, 2014, 2:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What's your IQ?

Replies: 32

Views: 642
Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

I'm glad it wasn't the neighbor. It would have been nice for the former owner to run his plan by you and see if you were on board. Ya think? Especially since he had no more right to be there than the crazy neighbor?!! :o Well yeah, that's what I was getting at. He doesn't own the property anymore, ...

by Zoe

April 17th, 2014, 2:47 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 71

Views: 1558
Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

I'm glad it wasn't the neighbor. It would have been nice for the former owner to run his plan by you and see if you were on board. Ya think? Especially since he had no more right to be there than the crazy neighbor?!! :o Well yeah, that's what I was getting at. He doesn't own the property anymore, ...

by Zoe

April 17th, 2014, 2:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 71

Views: 1558
Re: Jenny McCarthy new ering!

It's so busy and really big. Why do people wear rings that are so large? Because they can afford it? I don't get it.

I'm not generally a fan of pink but I LOVE her nail color.

by Zoe

April 17th, 2014, 2:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jenny McCarthy new ering!

Replies: 16

Views: 712
Re: Do you oppose Google Glass for privacy reasons?

The novelty factor might be cool but I don't see these becoming the next big thing anytime soon. I didn't really consider privacy as the reason not to check them out. I just think they're odd.

by Zoe

April 16th, 2014, 2:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you oppose Google Glass for privacy reasons?

Replies: 22

Views: 393
Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

I'm glad it wasn't the neighbor. It would have been nice for the former owner to run his plan by you and see if you were on board.

by Zoe

April 16th, 2014, 2:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 71

Views: 1558
Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

I agree with Alj and MZ. I'd be livid if someone touched something on my property without my consent. I don't care how frustrated your neighbor was, he had no right to take matters into his own hands. It's not his property.

by Zoe

April 15th, 2014, 2:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 71

Views: 1558
Re: Do you have a housekeeper?

We had a woman clean our former condo for a few months last year. My husband convinced me and I finally gave in. As much as I hated to admit it, it really helped us out a lot. I had thought that since there are only two of us here, we should be able to pick up after ourselves and clean our house our...

by Zoe

April 12th, 2014, 6:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you have a housekeeper?

Replies: 40

Views: 812
Re: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

Chrono|1397147249|3651202 wrote:
movie zombie|1397146714|3651197 wrote:you already know you're going to take care of this for her so I'm not sure what the real question is........


I think DF just wants to get the ladies all huffing and puffing over nothing. :devil: :bigsmile:


Yeah, I think I fell for it.

by Zoe

April 10th, 2014, 2:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

Replies: 89

Views: 1518
Re: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

I'm glad to hear your daughter's okay, DF.

I wouldn't worry about always being 100% equal with your kids. (Worded poorly but you know what I mean.) So daughter #1 is jealous...okay, let her be. You don't need to do anything about it. I don't see this as a problem.

by Zoe

April 10th, 2014, 3:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

Replies: 89

Views: 1518
Re: Baby owl!

Beautiful owl, amc! Big baby!

Congratulations on your new job, Sonnyjane!

by Zoe

April 10th, 2014, 3:11 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Baby owl!

Replies: 46

Views: 550
Re: I forgot, have I told you...

Congratulations AprilBaby! How exciting! :appl:

by Zoe

April 9th, 2014, 3:11 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I forgot, have I told you...

Replies: 21

Views: 380
Re: Big purse, small purse, or no purse? What do you carry?

I alternate between two small messenger bags and two small cross-body purses (if I carry a bag at all -- I actually prefer just to stick stuff in my pockets). The cross body purses are just large enough to carry the essentials -- wallet, phone, check book if needed, sunglasses, and keys. The messeng...

by Zoe

April 8th, 2014, 2:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Big purse, small purse, or no purse? What do you carry?

Replies: 42

Views: 710
Re: Tiny home movement

Came across this article today http://finance.yahoo.com/news/this-couple-built-their-own-tiny-home-for-less-than--10-000-162920658.html Not my idea of fun. :rodent: Agreed. When DH and I have (very casually) discussed buying an RV to live in, we pretty quickly decide the cost savings would be eaten...

by Zoe

April 5th, 2014, 11:06 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 599
Re: Tiny home movement

DS, moving the essentials to the first floor was what my parents did a few years ago. They recently finished renovating their kitchen, and one of the things they did was add a new washer/dryer unit to one wall. They're in a cabinet so you'd never know they're there, but my parents wanted them on the...

by Zoe

April 2nd, 2014, 2:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 599
Re: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

Hands down, a car. My car has over 120K miles on it and even though it's still going strong, I'm ready for a new one. At 35K, it would be an upgrade from what I have now. Bonus!

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

Replies: 73

Views: 909
Re: TTot - Future GG

Happy birthday to A, TGal! She looks so grown up. Love the pic! :bigsmile:

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:28 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: TTot - Future GG

Replies: 36

Views: 557
Re: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

My aunt and uncle (mom's brother and sister in law) asked us to call them by their first names when we hit adolescence so we do. Before that we called them Aunt_ _ _ and Uncle_ _ _. We have a very small family so that's it for Aunt and Uncles. My nieces and nephew on each side of the family (my sis...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:12 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

Replies: 32

Views: 346
Re: Do you love your in-laws?

My mother in law says "I love you guys" or "love you" and I still feel uncomfortable with it 10+ years later. I rarely say it to anyone except my husband, including my own parents and family, so I can't get myself to say it back to my MIL. I like my in-laws. They're kind and gene...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 2:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you love your in-laws?

Replies: 49

Views: 891
Re: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

I call my aunts and uncles Aunt ____ and Uncle _____. I'm not an aunt yet (well, by marriage I suppose I am), but I would hate to be called Aunt Zoe. Zoe's just fine with me. My husband has several nieces and nephews who are anywhere from 5-20ish? years younger than him, and he even has a few great-...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 2:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

Replies: 32

Views: 346
Re: Tiny home movement

I think being happy in a house, no matter what size, is all about having good storage and having a functional space. I like seeing the creativity people come up with to address those things in tiny spaces. The townhouse we live in now is the largest place we've lived (just over 1700 square feet), bu...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 4:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 599