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Old 10-06-2023, 08:52 PM   #361
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Generic is never as good, I don't care how you try to convince me. I can't be having clumping when I need dissolving.

 
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Old 10-11-2023, 04:41 PM   #362
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A slow-cooker can be a Dutch Oven, but personally I've only heard slow-cooker referring to a crockpot. That's probably regional, because r/slowcooking also inc-ludes dutch oven recipes.

 
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Old 10-14-2023, 09:05 AM   #363
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Feeling very guilty because I didn't get either of my kids up to go do my oldest's gymnastics class this morning. I've had a cold this week, I'm extremely nauseous, and it's rainy and chilly outside. I can't deal with a 2 hour commitment, or the breakfast craziness beforehand. I need a slow morning and with early weekend activities I never get one. I probably shouldn't have watched TV after working last night, either. Adequate sleep might have made a busy morning possible. Not sure why I'm crying about it here, but I am not going to tarnish my overly cute and positive Facebook page with feeling lazy, weak, and guilty about it.

I've been an emotional wreck from the world events, on top of it. A cup of coffee by myself, while neglecting responsibilities that I paid for, is just what I needed this Saturday.

 
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Old 10-14-2023, 04:00 PM   #364
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Especially with the events this week, just hug your kids and be grateful, and don't waste a single second feeling bad about the gym class. You turned your life around instantaneously when your firstborn arrived and never looked back. You're allowed a very generous number of days to not show up to planned activties because you have shit to process and need a small window of down time

You're doing awesome, just keep it up. Glad you enjoyed your coffee!

 
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Old 10-14-2023, 04:08 PM   #365
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My parenting fail of the year is spending a whole year engaging with coaching staff from a university about my kid joining their team without verifying our family contribution

I didn't realize how easy and common this was, until other universities started engaging and offerd to do an early financial read straight away

There is a $30k/year USD difference in financial aid/parent contribution between the highest and lowest. The highest is from the university we've had zoom calls for over a year, and who we had lunch with in Paris while we were at the U19 world champs, and who my kid has committed to (his decision)

I just feel like such a colossal idiot for not asking

 
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Old 10-14-2023, 05:31 PM   #366
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You can't ask what you don't know. Is his school preference still going to be a possibility? The cost of university is beyond unreasonable, especially the schools he is looking at. I'm so far removed from the sports world that I'm not even 100% sure I understand what you're saying.

I also had a major fail regarding school. There is a decent elementary school about a mile from my house, and I naturally assumed we'd be zoned to go there. Nope! The school feeder zones are cut into bizarre shapes (a la gerrymandering) and mine are zoned for a farther school which has a MUCH worse rating. I need to consider moving again, it's actually that bad. The private school climate is very uh, incompatible both financially and socially with who we are. I would probably do a private school in Baltimore, though.

 
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Old 10-15-2023, 05:44 AM   #367
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We’re waiting to hear from the school. If they’re being honest, he’ll receive a scholarship that makes tuition affordable for us (just)

If they’re being dishonest, who knows what will happen

I hate being this cynical. I have trust issues

Gosh the school situation sounds bad. That exact thing happened to us - ultimately, we moved.

 
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Old 10-15-2023, 05:45 AM   #368
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This will be the first and last time you make a mistake with school zones - now you are part of the school zone obsession club, welcome, I wish I could make you a coffee

 
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Old 10-15-2023, 09:38 AM   #369
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aren't you in frederick? can't imagine any school there could be *that* bad. i went to schools in montgomery county that scored bad on paper but they were fine. what do the locals say? can you visit campus?

we only have one ES/Middle school in the north half of our county and I've heard it's nice. Gotta find a way to send him the next county over for HS tho because the town it's in is fuckin' wack. driving thru feels like you're in some rural poverty porn documentary.

 
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Old 10-15-2023, 09:47 AM   #370
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I've been there, probably too many times, and it is not dangerous (it's also an elementary school), but it is not academically up to par. By a devastating amount.

You have plenty of time before high school to plan something.

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Old 10-15-2023, 01:34 PM   #371
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i don't really expect my kid to learn anything academically in school anyway. this being america and all. mostly just looking for free daycare and some socialization

 
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Old 10-16-2023, 09:09 AM   #372
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I'm not expecting Oxford, ovary.

 
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Old 10-16-2023, 06:48 PM   #373
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if you are at a better ranked school in frederick i imagine it'll be pretty good. maryland spends money on schools.

 
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Old 10-16-2023, 07:43 PM   #374
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A friend of mine worked at the public high school in Frederick, MD. When her trans son, a freshman at the time, was being mercilessly bullied by students and picked on by several teachers, she complained to the school board. The School Board promptly fired her.

She ended up unemployed for quite a while. Then worked as a staffer for the AFL-CIO in DC for a couple of years. When her kid finally graduated she moved with her wife to Iceland, and now lives in Húsavík, Iceland.

It was awful. She and her son had parents attacking them online on social media for years, and her kid basically has PTSD.

 
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Old 10-16-2023, 07:58 PM   #375
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yeah 2 of the 3 times i've been called a fag on the street have been
in downtown frederick and i've only been there like ten times in my life.

 
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Old 10-16-2023, 08:18 PM   #376
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yeah 2 of the 3 times i've been called a fag on the street have been
in downtown frederick and i've only been there like ten times in my life.
it was a shock to me, cause i kept hear what a great place it was for queer women. LOL. Nope

 
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Old 10-16-2023, 08:22 PM   #377
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Two of the three times I've been called "gay" were also in Frederick, Maryland. But the third was outside of Maryland; it was by the infallible brain scan that tells you if you're gay or not in De Pere, Wisconsin.

 
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Old 10-17-2023, 11:05 AM   #378
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I didn't think anything of it at the time, but now that you mention it, the last time I drove through Frederick on my way to DC, all traffic had to stop for a blockade where two soldiers yelled "You're gay" at each passenger, then let us go on our way. Same when I exited, too.

 
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Old 10-25-2023, 09:29 AM   #379
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I will be having ankle reconstruction surgery next month and I'm scarrrrrred to have limited mobility for a few months but my ankle is fucked up so I am hoping for the best

 
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Old 10-25-2023, 03:00 PM   #380
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I will be having ankle reconstruction surgery next month and I'm scarrrrrred to have limited mobility for a few months but my ankle is fucked up so I am hoping for the best
thoughts and prayers

 
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Old 10-25-2023, 03:24 PM   #381
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I was looking for memes and songs, but thanks

 
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Old 10-25-2023, 05:18 PM   #382
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What happened to it?

 
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Old 10-25-2023, 05:48 PM   #383
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My ligaments on both ankles are in a permanent sprain, and I have a large cyst on the left ankle. It's not excruciating, but uncomfortable enough that I want to go through with it. Should be highly correctable but I'll need PT and be stuck in a boot for 6 weeks. I'm doing the left first and will see if there's enough improvement to warrant doing the right.

The doctor I went to the first time claimed my ankle was massively swollen due to fluid retention. They were very wrong, but I believed them so this diagnosis blindsided me.

 
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Old 10-28-2023, 09:20 AM   #384
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Y'all seen skibidi toilet?

 
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Old 10-28-2023, 04:10 PM   #385
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I'd never heard of it. Working my way through the seasons. It's quite the journey.

 
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Old 11-06-2023, 09:57 AM   #386
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as part of my pernicious 'being an adult' series of redesigns and cleans of my apartment, i put away my electric drum kit today and fuck it's so depressing. cause you don't make space for one of those at 28. you keep space from 15.

it's not like a moody thing but more so like, i feel bad every time i play because it's an apartment, or at least i feel like someone is going to yell at me so i can't really justify the space / playing as much as i would want to. and recently i figured out how to program drums in software to the point i can write out basically anything in my head (it's just less fun than playing though) so there's no music-making justification either

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(the lights are red because irl they seem warm/cozy/amber at that color which is nice for night and morning). i can't quite put everything away lol. still have my guitar and amp and pedals too

 
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Old 11-08-2023, 11:10 AM   #387
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Have you gotten any complaints about the electronic drums? I don't think I tend to notice when my basement roommate is using his.

 
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Old 11-08-2023, 03:20 PM   #388
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i have not but it's always something that worries me -- i can't tell if it's rational or not but any time i'd sit down to play i feel like someone's gonna bang on the wall, like you stupid kid why are you trying to play music this is an adult residence for adults you know

 
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Old 11-08-2023, 03:28 PM   #389
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thank u for replying lol i wasn't trying to be weepy or anything or prod people into replying i'm just having a rough ass fall after quite a good year

 
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Old 11-08-2023, 04:49 PM   #390
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Replying to support you, with no real advice. It just sucks feeling sad at a void with no response, so I'm responding with the hope you feel like someone gives a shit.

 
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