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  1. allikatac

    Lies Parents Tell Their Children

    No kids yet, but I do remember my parents making up little lies to get a desired outcome from my sister or myself. The one that I remember most and plan to use on my own kids was the clean up fairy, much like the tooth fairy. My parents were neat freaks so they would always make us clean up...
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    Gallbladder Surgery

    I had galbladder surgery 5 years ago at the age of 21, which is really young. I had been suffering from attacks for a few years before they even determined what it was! They thought I was too young for it and that it was likely heartburn. Finally, after a few trips to the ER for severe...
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    I might be getting a new fur baby!! Pics! :-)

    Awwww she is sooooo cute. The cat in my avatar is a bengal and her name is also Kenya!!! I hope that you get her.
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    Twilight

    My sister went to the midnight showing and she pretty much said these exact same things. She was very disappointed. I have read the first 2 books, but I haven''t had a chance to read the others. I hope to do so over Thanksgiving or Christmas and then I''ll see the movie at the $ Theater once...
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    cat question

    Thanks everyone! I knew I would get some insightful answers. ROL, ILA & Erica R- The vet did seem to think that it could be an allergy to something in her food. I will definitely look into another brand of food though. She doesn''t seem to be dehydrated. I did the scruff test haha. Like I...
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    cat question

    Thanks for the reply! Those are some great questions. We don''t have any plants in the house... we moved to a new house last year and just never bought any mainly due to this reason. She does have a lot of toys and we have considered that. We threw out a few toys last week that we thought she...
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    cat question

    Hi Everyone! I know that there are a lot of cat lovers here and I am hoping that I can get some advice. I have a 1 and half year old Bengal, Kenya, who has just recently started to throw up her food. I kid you not when I say that before last month she only has thrown up one time in her...
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    UFC 91...anyone planning to watch?

    Eeeek! I totally love UFC too! My other friends think I am crazy that I watch it so I never have anyone to discuss it with other than DH and his buddies. I took 5 years of karate growing up so I think I have a special place in my heart for MMA. My husband and I always get the PPVs and have...
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    My sadness just gets worse by the day...

    I am so very sorry for your loss! I can''t imagine the pain that you are going through. With time the pain will lessen, but when you lose someone that important it does take time. Your feelings are very normal. I will pray for you and your family and I hope that you can find some comfort in...
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    First "I Love You"

    Cute topic! Where were you: We were under a street light outside of his house. We both were leaving for different college in 2 weeks and we both were worried that the other would want to be single during their first year. We pretty much decided that night that we loved each other and nothing...
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    What does your morning routine consist of and how long does it take?

    Interesting topic! I always wonder what others get done in the morning. I can''t seem to get too motivated in the morning so I take a shower the night before and and try to pack my lunch. I get up at 5:30 Bathroom Breakfast and use computer for 30 minutes! Lay in bed again Make-up and hair...
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    Do you live to work or work to live?

    Haven pretty much summed up my thoughts to a T. Being a teacher, it is difficult not to ''live to work'' and I feel each year the job becomes more demanding and stressful. I really love what I do, but I want to ''work to live''. A ''job'' that I could leave at the office sounds so appealing....
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    Anyone change their name on a PA drivers license?

    Sabine- I live in PA and just went through all of this last year and Haven is right. The card will come in a seprate mailing probably in another week or so. I was so sick of having to carry around the papercard with my driver''s license so I went to the DMV and just got an entirely new card a...
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    I will NEVER get on a greyhound bus.. OMG...

    I agree that this is an isolated incident and you are more likely to be killed by someone you know, but it is still very scary and sad! I definitely think that Greyhound needs to add some security measures. Like Luckystar said, you definitely meet some very interesting people. I rode the...
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    Do you like your job/career?

    I am also a teacher and have a love/hate relationship with my job. I am not in a tradtional classroom, but rather a cyber setting so it took awhile to adjust to that. I still miss the actual classroom, but there are many other parts of the job that I don''t miss(like grading papers). I agree...
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    What Fall TV shows are you looking forward to?

    I have way too many! Thank goodness for TiVo. 1. Big Bang Theory 2. How I Met Your Mother 3. L & O: SVU 4. Friday Night Lights 5. Ugly Betty 6. Grey''s Anatomy 7. Nip/Tuck
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    college

    I went to Slippery Rock University and DH went to Youngstown State University.... I had originally planned to go to Villanova, but I couldn''t face the thought of being so far from home.
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    We had to say goodbye today

    The pictures with your children are priceless. She looks so happy. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. That is truely the hardest part of owning a pet. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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    Philly Restaurant Recommendations... and must see places?

    I second the continental suggestion!
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    Kitten singing to birds

    Sooo funny! Mine does that whenever she sees birds or squirrels outside. It is reallly bad if there is a fly in the house. She will "sing" and tear the house apart until she catches it.
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    Another Camera Thread

    I have the Nikon D40 and I absolutely love it!!! There really is such a difference between the quality of the D40 and your regular P & S. I love the fact that DH can use the camera as a p&s and doesn''t need to know any specific features, but I can use the more advanced features and change out...
  22. allikatac

    Resorts in Dominican Republic

    Thanks Everyone! Sabine- You will have to let me know how it is when you get back. I hope you enjoy your honeymoon and have a wonderful day tomorrow!! Lynn- Iberostar is one of the resorts in the book and I know someone else who stayed here before and they also loved it. It is one of our top...
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    Resorts in Dominican Republic

    Thanks! We actually looked at Secrets Capri in Riviera Maya, but ended up staying at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya. We had a lot of friends who had went there and raved about it. We decided that paying the extra for the adults only did not really matter to us and splurged on accomodations...
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    Resorts in Dominican Republic

    I am hoping some of you travelers can help me! Hubby and I are looking to book an all-inclusive resort in the DR, preferably Punta Cana. We aren''t too picky, but we like the place to be clean, relaxing, and also have good entertainment. It doesn''t matter to us if it is adults only or not...
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    What do you HATE spending money on?

    1. Tolls- I pay $3 a day on the PA turnpike to get to and from work. The drive is already 45minutes and if I would try to take a different route it would almost double my time. Not worth it with what gas prices are today. 2. Haircuts and color- I stopped highlighting my hair this past year...
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    And, like, she was, like. . .

    I totally like know what you mean.. This drives me crazy. I can only focus on the work "like" when people talk that way and eventually end up tuning them out as well. My sister use to do this and every night at dinner my dad would say "beep" everytime she said it so eventually she broke the...
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    What''s your pet name? Not lovey dovey nick but your actual dog or cat or bird, etc names

    If you are insane, then DH and I are as well. We do this same exact thing, except we have a cat. Our cat''s name is Kenya. She is a bengal so we wanted more of an exotic name for her. Sometimes for "short" we call her Ken-Ken, which in reality is not shorter. Everyone has such great pet names!!
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    What do you sleep in?

    I usually sleep in undies and a t-shirt or something loose. I hate feeling constricted. I do sleep with socks on though and I cannot sleep without them! I feel like they are my security blanket or something! I am like Nytemist, my feet and legs have to be covered by the blankets as well or I...
  29. allikatac

    My coccyx is killing me!

    Ouch! I think the best thing you can do is what diamondfan said about icing it the first 24 hours and then heat. Also, Ibuprofen really helps. I actually broke mine ice skating while I was in college. Talk about embarassing! It took a loooong time for it to heal since I had reinjured it...
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    How are you exiting?

    Our wedding also ended around 4pm, but we didn''t have dancing to have a final dance or anything. I think that helps to signal that it is over. Our invites did not have an ending time, but the guests were able to tell when things were winding down. We had a quartet and when they quit playing...
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