Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

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Happy Friday, y’all! This photo was taken on Wednesday, our wedding anniversary, during a family walk around the neighborhood before Drew and I went out for dinner. We stopped for soft serve ice cream and gave Jackson his first taste of the stuff. He said it was “Nummy! Nummy!” He is talking so much these days, and I know it’s only a matter of a few months before we’ll be having true conversations with him, which is exciting. This week, he said, “I ‘uv mommy,” which basically made my heart explode.

Next week, we head to Missouri for ten days to spend time with my parents, sister, some friends, and extended family (while we’re there, we’ll celebrate my grandpa’s 90th birthday). Jackson knows we will be getting on an airplane soon and going to see “Nana and Papa,” and the excitement is almost too much for him to handle. Every time he sees a plane fly by, he says, “Mommy, airplane; Daddy, airplane; Jackson, airplane; Nana and Papa!!” And I say, “That’s right, Jackson! We are all going to get on an airplane to go see Nana and Papa in just a few days!”

It has been fun to see the world through the eyes of a toddler, when everything is so new and thrilling. And I wish I could bottle his enthusiasm and give it back to him one day when he’s running low.

In other news, my dear great-aunt Velda passed away in her sleep this week at the grand age of 101. I asked her once what the secret to longevity was and she said, “Do crossword puzzles every day and take the stairs.” Sounds good to me.

Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

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    TECH July 26, 2013, 4:02 pm

    That’s an awesome picture of the three of you! πŸ™‚

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    cdobbs July 26, 2013, 4:04 pm

    i usually babysit my nephew on the weekends, he just turned 2 in June….but i’m really worried about him because he doesn’t talk yet….not a single word, just baby noises….is this normal? should i be worried? he is very bright and intelligent in other ways, just no talking

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      kerrycontrary July 26, 2013, 4:10 pm

      Some kids take a while to talk. Are his parents worried? They probably took him for a 2 yr check up and talked about it with the doctor. My one cousin didn’t talk until she was 4. If he’s a younger sibling, his older siblings may be doing the talking for him so he doesn’t feel like it’s necessary.

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        lets_be_honest July 26, 2013, 4:13 pm

        I’ve heard that’s pretty normal…and if he’s an only child, he may also not “need” to talk because his parents are tuned into his communication already.

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        cdobbs July 26, 2013, 4:18 pm

        oh, thanks guys that makes me feel a lot better….he is actually the youngest sibling to 3 teenage girls….my SIL was actually 41 years old when she had him….he’s had his 2 yr check up and while he is big for his age (he already wears a size 4! he was 12 pounds when he was born) everything was normal and healthy….i guess i just worry about the little guy….but i guess he will start speaking when he is ready!

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        CatsMeow July 26, 2013, 6:34 pm

        TWELVE pounds?! My vagina ripped just thinking about that.

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        Red_Lady July 26, 2013, 7:02 pm

        My husband’s uncle was the youngest of 4 kids, and I believe he didn’t say anything until he was around 4 years old. But it was a complete sentence. It was like he could talk, he just never bothered doing it. He’s still a pretty quiet guy.

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      AKchic_ July 26, 2013, 4:42 pm

      Each kid progresses differently. My youngest didn’t “talk” for a while because the other kids spoiled the crap out of him and spoke for him. At 4, I’m still harping on the other kids to let him talk and quit answering for him.

      My oldest didn’t talk, but for very different reasons.

      Asking leading questions to try to get him to verbally communicate his desires might help. If the parents/doctors aren’t worried, I wouldn’t be too worried.

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      kriskros July 26, 2013, 7:30 pm

      I am getting my masters in speech-language pathology, so I’m somewhat of an expert on this topic. No this is not normal. His parents should get him seen by a speech-language pathologist for an evaluation asap. The sooner intervention is started the better. It could just be a delay, or it could be a sign of something more going on. Either way, the only way to address it is with services.

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        kriskros July 26, 2013, 7:31 pm

        ps, doctors are not experts in this area and often wait far to long to recommend intervention. Consulting and SLP is definitely worth the time!

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        cdobbs July 27, 2013, 11:23 am

        thanx….i just talked to my brother and SIL and on the advice of their doctor they are taking my nephew to see a speech therapist (is that the right term)….so hopefully they can help the little guy

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        Wendy July 27, 2013, 1:32 pm

        Good! I didn’t want to be an alarmist, but from my understanding if a child isn’t saying anything by 2, it’s time to contact some specialists. It doesn’t mean anything is “wrong” or he won’t be perfectly normal, but it’s better to get things checked out and make sure the child β€” and parents β€” are getting the support and guidance they need. That said, the range of normal is very wide! Among Jackson and his friends, all around the same age (21 months), some say only a few words, and some know hundreds of words and are speaking in simple sentences.

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        kriskros July 27, 2013, 2:36 pm

        I always think it’s better to err on the side of caution. Agreed that there is a very large range of normal, but children that have not said a true word around 1 year old are in a high risk category. Like I said, it could certainly just be a delay and a few sessions with a speech therapist might make a world of difference. I’m seeing a child now, however, that is nearly 4 years old and his family waited far too long to get intervention. Now he is so far behind his peers that he is going to have an extremely difficult time starting pre-school. Also, most states have early intervention programs that cover the costs of a speech therapist while they are still under 3 years old, and insurance would most likely cover a privately practicing speech therapist. Good luck with your nephew!

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        BreezyAM July 27, 2013, 2:02 pm

        I’ll agree with the caveat that she may be unaware what his words are. Many people say my 23 month old doesn’t talk… including his sister nd older brothers. This is untrue. I can list nearly 100 words he uses. They do not recognize them due to mispronunciation and/or his soft voice.

        If this was the parent asking, I’d be far more concerned.

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    lets_be_honest July 26, 2013, 4:06 pm

    You guys seem to get better looking by the day. Lovely picture.
    p.s. If you figure out how to bottle that up, let us know!

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    veritek33 July 26, 2013, 4:11 pm

    Wendy, if you have time, maybe consider a DW meetup in the Show Me state? I’m sure some of us would try to come!

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      Addie Pray July 26, 2013, 4:29 pm

      veritek, where in the Show Me state are you from? … columbia (the best town in all the land) by any chance?

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        veritek33 July 28, 2013, 8:53 pm

        I lived in Columbia for three years! I’m in Jeff City now.

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      Wendy July 26, 2013, 6:14 pm

      I’m going to be in Springfield for a few days and then in st. Charles. Do you near either of those places? Anyone else?

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        CatsMeow July 26, 2013, 6:36 pm

        St. Louis!! Addie should come too. Don’t you miss your mom and Wendy and little miss CatsMeow, AP?

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        veritek33 July 28, 2013, 8:55 pm

        I would come to St. Charles! I have friends there I could visit.

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    GatorGirl July 26, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Great advice from Aunt Velda! Your family is so beautiful!

    I’m going to a demolition derby this weekend guys! I’m so pumped. My baby brother and are doing a date night to the fair specifically to see the demo derby. πŸ˜€

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      GatorGirl July 26, 2013, 8:37 pm

      Guys I just ate so much lamb I might puke. But it was so damn good. Mmmmm. And I have to go get Mexican ice cream soon. Yum. Corn flavor is the best.

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    Addie Pray July 26, 2013, 4:38 pm

    I love Jackson’s little nose, I could just kiss it off! It’s cute like Wendy’s little nose. I have a think for cute noses. Don’t worry, I am not gonna kiss Wendy’s nose off the next time I see her or anything untoward; if I ever meet Jackson I may try to kiss his face off, unless that’s frowned upon.

    This weekend, I am hoping for an attitude adjustment! This time last week I felt on top of the world, but then all of this happened: (1) a good date that never called me back; (2) a bad date that I hope never calls me back; (3) a sketchy OKC dude that keeps sending me selfies of him in the bathroom mirror without a shirt on – you know, angled from above like an idiot (no thanks); (4) an intense yoga workshop that reminded me I am in fact not that great at Bikram; I am just average, not that special after all, sigh; (5) a few unforunate work results; (6) A FUCKING RUINED UPCOMING AUGUST VACATION ON ACCOUNT OF MY STUPID FAILURE TO READ DATES CORRECTLY, FML, FML, FML, FML; (7) several bad days of eating – lots of fried food and lots of pasta and bread and chips; (8) several days of not enough exercise; (9) several days of too much booze; and (10) bigger picture work concerns…. All if that left me in a bad mood.

    My game plan to get over this? (A) I plan to drink heavily this evening with IP attorneys – both the kickball guy who doesn’t know I exist, the other younger one who has moved on from me, both of which I am fine with, but that I thought I’d add in for dramatic woe is me effect, and others at an IP work thing – I’m an honorary IP attorney it seems; and then (B) tomorrow I plan to wake up early on the RIGHT side of the bed and immediately do the things I love: yoga, albeit poorly, then biking to Evanston to see two lovely DW’ers and one DW’s new baby (yaya for babies!) and then more biking and then dinner and a movie with a good friend, followed by (C) hiking on Sunday and then yoga with a work colleague. These are all my instant pick-me-ups. Then BAM it will be Monday and I will have my head on straight again.

    Wish me luck!

    Have fun in mid-Mo, Wendy, and tell Wendy’s Dad, Wendy’s Mom, and Auntie Allison hi from AP!

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      rachel July 26, 2013, 4:44 pm

      Whose baby?

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        Addie Pray July 26, 2013, 4:53 pm

        Herself’s. She’s a lurker but has commented like once or twice that I can remember. And JillieZ will be there. My vegan role model.

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        Addie Pray July 26, 2013, 4:55 pm

        And I think Herself came to a meetup once. Did you, Herself? I feel like I have only met Herself through Jilliez. We get together some or vegan food. See, guys? You can meet REAL FRIENDS from DW? I love DW for that.

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        camorzilla July 26, 2013, 5:12 pm

        I wish I could have some DW friends πŸ™

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        rachel July 26, 2013, 5:22 pm

        Where do you live?

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      Addie Pray July 26, 2013, 4:51 pm

      Meant re: (3) selfies with his shirt OFF

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        mrmidtwenties July 26, 2013, 6:28 pm

        wait a second, women think its creepy when men take selfies with their shirts off and relentlessly send them?? no wonder I haven’t had any dates recently

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    lemongrass July 26, 2013, 4:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about your great aunt. My great aunt passed away last month at 99 years old. She was exactly 75 years older than me. It must be amazing to watch the world change so much during your lifetime. ps. Jackson looks like a perfect blend of you two. Very cute πŸ™‚

    Things that are new with me: I ran 6 Km this morning and every run gets a little bit easier. I’m totally amazed at myself for being able to do this, especially soonish after having a baby. I never even did sports as a kid so yay me!
    E rode in the basket part of a grocery cart for the first time this week. I went to use the infant cart but someone else had it… with their 4 year old! He looked really funny being so small in there. He held onto the bars with a death grip but did alright.

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      kerrycontrary July 26, 2013, 4:45 pm

      The image of your baby holding onto the grocery cart with a death grip is awesome.

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        lemongrass July 26, 2013, 4:49 pm

        It was hilarious. I should have taken a picture.

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      lemongrass July 26, 2013, 4:47 pm

      Oh, and I just got my first post-baby purse and I am way too excited about it. I realized that all I need anymore is some wipes and a couple diapers that I could chuck in a purse and can leave the gigantic diaper bag in the car. That makes me happy!

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    fallonthecity July 26, 2013, 4:51 pm

    Such a beautiful family. Y’all look so happy!

    This weekend, I’m taking my first “long” (appx 3 hours each direction) trip on my own motorcycle. The route is a little out of the way and includes some dirt roads πŸ™‚ I rode dirt bikes as a kid, but have only had a street legal bike since Memorial Day this year. I’m excited and a little nervous, but I’m wearing All The Gear and going with (following) my boyfriend, who has been riding since the dawn of time and is also a pretty accomplished mechanic so I should have nothing to worry about.

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    kerrycontrary July 26, 2013, 4:52 pm

    I had a good week because I got started on a new migraine preventative and I haven’t had a migraine since Saturday! Woohoo! Knock on wood. Which means I’ve worked out 4 days in a row this week (woah!). I think I’m taking tonight off, but I’ll lift weights tomorrow morning.

    The boyfriend has been gone for a week or so and won’t return for another week because of military training and I totally miss him. I can’t wait for him to come back and hang out with me. I am going to a baseball game this weekend which I’m excited about because a) I like baseball and b) I’m being social and it means I won’t spend my entire weekend talking to my dog and the old lady who lives across the street and doesn’t wear her dentures.

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      freckles July 27, 2013, 2:08 pm

      That’s awesome about your migraines! I have a couple friends that get migraines and nothing seems to work for them πŸ™

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    Fabelle July 26, 2013, 5:37 pm

    Wendy, you guys look amazing, as always! I’m sorry to hear about your great-aunt; she sounds like an amazing lady.

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      Fabelle July 26, 2013, 5:38 pm

      I like the word amazing today, I guess..

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        Lindsay July 26, 2013, 6:29 pm

        It’s a pretty amazing word.

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      CatsMeow July 27, 2013, 2:46 am

      Fab, you have cracked me up all day long by criticizing your own word choices. I have days like that too where I feel like everything I say comes out sounding dumb. But you are awesome and even if you say amazing in two sentences in a row or screw up your grammar, I still love you. :p

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle July 27, 2013, 8:02 am

        Aw Cats, thanks! haha that made me smile πŸ™‚

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    Lindsay July 26, 2013, 6:11 pm

    Cute picture!

    I am having delicious meals as part of my Goodbye NYC tour, and hopefully packing. I think I saw myself as just going on a trip and then realized, no, I’m moving my entire home across the country — I need to start packing now.

    I’m also stressed because my mom broke her ankle. That’s bad enough, but she won’t learn to use her crutches because she’s scared of them. And she can’t drive, so I don’t know how she will get back to work anytime soon, and thus, pay her bills. I guess I’ll probably have to? But it’s really bad timing because I’m leaving my job and about to rely on a very modest grad stipend. I don’t live anywhere near her, but I happened to have a trip planned in a week. Of course, she and my dad live several hours apart, so I can’t actually spend the whole time with her. I almost started a forum thread about her because she’s sort of a mess, but it was on track to be like 5 pages, so I need to solidify my thoughts first. πŸ™‚

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    theattack July 26, 2013, 5:21 pm

    You guys are so cute, Wendy!

    We’re loading up the cats and driving down to our hometown tonight for a cousin’s wedding this weekend. I hope there’s booze, but the bride and groom are both only 19 so probably not. But they’re super redneck so maybe so anyway. We’re also going to sneak away from my family to visit the new pagan shop and the new hookah bar in my tiny little town. Those both are BFDs around here, so I’m excited!

    Also, did anybody see these two sentence horror stories on Reddit? Someone posted it on facebook just now, and I HAD to read them while I was alone in the office. Some of them are pretty good if you like that sort of thing:

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    • theattack

      theattack July 26, 2013, 6:31 pm

      Quick Poll:
      Is this too much white to wear to a wedding?

      Also, it sucks when you realize that you paid almost $100 for a dress that’s now $22. haha

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        Lindsay July 26, 2013, 6:39 pm

        I don’t think it is. It’s cute!

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        Lemongrass July 26, 2013, 6:45 pm

        Not at all. I don’t think anyone will mistake you for the bride πŸ˜‰

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        Red_Lady July 26, 2013, 7:12 pm

        That is such a cute summer dress! Since you said the family is kind of redneck, I assume that means the bride isn’t some crazy bridezilla that has to have everything perfect and follow all the etiquette crap. So therefore, it’s a great dress to wear!

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        GatorGirl July 26, 2013, 8:32 pm

        You’d be surprised how much some rednecks care about etiquette. And how bridezilla-esque they can be.

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        Addie Pray July 26, 2013, 8:43 pm

        ^ Case in point ^

        (Oh come on that was super funny!)

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        GatorGirl July 26, 2013, 10:20 pm

        Tehe AP. Tehe.

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        Addie Pray July 27, 2013, 12:05 pm

        Don’t laugh SO hard it wasn’t THAT funny. Besides, I give you all the credit for the set up, I had little work to do.

        YOU GUYZ, the AC guy who was to come at 10:30 am (and didn’t) really pissed me off (not just b/c he didn’t show but because he was an ass when he called). He said he could be here by noon but I said “no, I’ll find another!” And now I have regret because though I found another, he’s not coming until NEXT sat. Whoops, I need to check myself.

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        theattack July 29, 2013, 9:09 am

        I wore the dress, and if anybody thought it was inappropriate, it was completely overshadowed by the groom’s mother’s inappropriate sparkling white evening gown, so no big deal on my blue and white stripes. haha Thanks for the advice!

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    mrmidtwenties July 26, 2013, 6:33 pm

    My weekend is going to consist of going into work at 4am tomorrow instead of 6am. Any you may ask, “why mr.mid would you go into work at 4am?” And I’ll tell you the answer is to start copious day drinking 2 hours earlier, that’s why. Then I’m going to stratford on Sunday to visit my mom who is visiting my brothers who live in london, where’s I will pretend not to be extremely hungover. Also apparently at some point this weekend according to AP I have to fly across the country to have lunch with my bride-to-be. I’m sure I’ll manage to squeeze that in too :p

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      AKchic_ July 26, 2013, 7:36 pm

      If I can bounce from Xanadu Hotel in Turkey to Graceland in a few hours for a movie night, and still go to bed in Anchorage – you can do it!

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      ScrambledMegss July 28, 2013, 9:40 am

      I’m from London and have fam in Stratford! small world πŸ™‚

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        Christy July 28, 2013, 11:54 pm

        I want nothing more in life than for the London Knights to be renamed “Werewolves of London.”

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    mrmidtwenties July 26, 2013, 6:34 pm

    Oh and currently I’m putting on my building things jeans so I can go build some stuff for some drinking games, I love building me some stuff

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow July 26, 2013, 6:50 pm

    WELL my Friday so far has been a bust. Last night, I was up late trying to finish my clinical prep stuff and an outline for a presentation, and I had computer issues YET AGAIN so it took a lot longer than I expected. Then when I was finally done, I still couldn’t sleep. Last time I looked at the clock it was 3am, and my alarm was set for 4:45am.

    SOO I had maybe 2 hours of sleep, got up, chugged coffee, and drove over to the hospital. When I parked, I looked at my phone – my instructor had sent a text at 6:26am (after I left home) saying she had to cancel because she’s sick! So I was annoyed, but also relieved because this meant I could take a nice long nap.

    BUT, then I couldn’t even take a nap. I wanted t get up “early” and clean so my friend could come hang out but my body just wouldn’t let me sleep. It was an hour here, an hour there. Now it’s almost 6pm and I need to take a shower and go meet my friend! What a wasted day! Let’s hope tonight is better…

    OH, so I wasn’t going to drink this weekend because I drank a lot last weekend, BUT I’m going to a show with my friend tonight, and it’s craft beer week, AND tomorrow evening the naked bike ride is going to stroll right on down my street. So, drink I shall! Cheers!

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      CatsMeow July 27, 2013, 2:48 am

      I’m drunkish. I think I’m going to flash the naked bike riders tomorrow. I’ve never flashed anyone ever so might as well!

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  • Lady_Red

    Red_Lady July 26, 2013, 7:17 pm

    After 5 weeks of home-ownership, I’ve finally cleared boxes out of all the rooms but one, and put up all the artwork that I’ve been meaning to put up! Tomorrow, we have about 50 people coming out for a BBQ to see our new house. I still have a few boxes of crap I don’t know what to do with that I need to consolidate and put in a closet, and do a last round of weeding and watering in the yard. Hopefully I’ll be ready!

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    AKchic_ July 26, 2013, 7:37 pm

    I’ve been jet-setting all week (all month) and am planning on attending my “All Shook Up” movie night at Graceland. Then going home and going to bed.

    Want to know what the hell I’m talking about? It’s a secret πŸ™‚

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      CatsMeow July 27, 2013, 2:51 am

      Friends don’t keep secrets and secrets don’t keep friends. Wait… how does that go?

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow July 27, 2013, 3:02 am

    I watched Heathers today for the 5,822nd time and DAMN it’s such a good movie. I can recite that shit start to finish. I read this http://www.xojane.com/entertainment/chaos-is-what-killed-the-dinosaurs-darling-heathers-analysis today and it’s awesome but even though it seems comprehensive, there’s still so much more analysis to be done. I mean, this movie has so many messages and themes. It’s amazing. I have a few complaints – like, it’s dumb how JD announces his plan to the not-dead Veronica. Why do movie villains always do that? Also, why is it that Veronica missed Kurt entirely when she tried to shoot him but then she so easily shot off JD’s middle finger?

    Haha, OK so those are small complaints. But also, I always heard that the original ending had the school actually being blown up and then they had prom in heaven and everyone got along. I wish this was the actual ending because it is so much more in line with the movie’s message(s) and themes.

    Thoughts? Anyone? BGM? (P.S. now that I’m in nursing school BGM = blood glucose monitoring to me)

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  • Northern Mermaid

    Northern Mermaid July 27, 2013, 9:19 pm

    I am packing because northernmerman and I are moving on Friday. I have a lot of books, and everytime I try to donate any of them, it just makes me sad, so instead I save them and have to move figurative (but maybe almost literal) tons of books. Moving always makes me realize what a hoarder I am. Crud. Monkies.

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    Addie Pray July 28, 2013, 12:13 am

    new plan, you guys: I’m never eating or drinking again, ever

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      Classic July 28, 2013, 12:16 am

      What happened?
      You definitely need to keep eating and drinking.

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        Addie Pray July 28, 2013, 12:26 am

        in a nutshell and in this order: i biked far, i drank all day, i biked again and threw up on my bike, i got home and ate leftover vegan vegetable frittata, i threw up again, i ate my weight in peanut butter, and i shattered another wine glass in my bathroom. i’m feeling really sick. now i’m watching Sister Wives. this can’t be my life! so step 1: no more eating and drinking, ever!

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        Addie Pray July 28, 2013, 12:31 am

        ^ i’m gonna start this plan tomorrow so tonight i went ahead and finished the peanut butter. it’s so good, when it hit your lips!

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        Classic July 28, 2013, 12:47 am

        Yay! It is great that you got out for lots of exercise and outdoor time, too.

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        Classic July 28, 2013, 12:34 am

        I am curious if it was wine that you were drinking, and if it is only wine that makes you sick recently. For example, when you drank JD (I think that’s what you had with the younger attorney) did you feel sick later, or not? They are using some very strange ingredients in wine these days, that’s why I am wondering if that could be the problem.

        You need to take good care of yourself, Addie Pray. You are very important.

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        Addie Pray July 28, 2013, 7:20 am

        Actually when I tally up the drinks it wasn’t so bad, I had 2 mimosas in the afternoon, 2 at the movies, and then 1/2 a bottle of red wine, this was from 1:30 pm to 9:30…..

        It’s ok, today is a new day, and I’m up and at ’em! Heading out for a meetup bike ride this morning… I’m laying off the booze today.

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        Addie Pray July 28, 2013, 7:49 am

        But not just today; I want to lay off the booze and food forever, ok?

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        Addie Pray July 28, 2013, 7:58 am

        *or* maybe i’ll watch movies this morning…

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  • Lyra

    Lyra July 28, 2013, 1:10 am

    I’m finally done from the awkward summer from hell with ex 1. I celebrated with two verrrrry strong tequila sunrises with our staff (unfortunately which included him, blah). When I left and was giving everyone hugs he literally gave me this massive, VERY extended hug. Then he lifts me up because he remembers I used to love that and wishes me the best for this year with my new job. It was weird but kind of nice that we ended on a good note.

    In other news, ex 2 wants to talk when I get home. I think I may dig out some Taylor Swift: “we…are never ever everrrrrr…getting back together!” Ugh.

    And…in other news, I restarted my online dating profile again. I get this notification that a guy wants to meet me so I look at his profile and he is a guy I graduated high school with (I know for a fact because he used his whole name for his username…and no he was not the brightest bulb on the tree in high school). It was super weird and awkward because I guarantee he didn’t recognize me…I look a LOT different than I did in high school. It was funny because he is not one who I would ever even consider dating…

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      d2 July 28, 2013, 11:08 am

      Ex 1 – What an awkward summer. I wish I could say that my past breakups all ended on such a good note. You should feel good about that. You’ve done such an awesome job working through all of this.

      Ex 2 – Another awkward moment. Maybe he wants to apologize for final closure? Or maybe he wants to get back together again. I am sure that you will do what’s best for you.

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      Copa July 28, 2013, 2:10 pm

      Eep! Do you think you’ll meet with Ex 2 to talk? If I were you, on the one hand, I’d be curious what he had to say. On the other, I’d not wanna give him the time of day.

      Also! Re: guy from high school — people can change a lot. Not saying you need to give him a chance, but that you may be surprised how far he’s come in the past decade-ish. Then again, I am being a huge hypocrite right now by saying that cause some guy I recognized from middle school was all over my Match profile, and I was so weirded out. He “liked” all my photos on there & added me as a favorite well before initiating contact, repeatedly winked at me, and eventually sent me multiple messages (even after I didn’t respond). So even if he’d been a total stranger I’m sure I still would’ve been all WTF about him. Haha.

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        Lyra July 28, 2013, 11:23 pm

        I will likely get together with ex 2 simply because I have some of his things yet, and because I’m curious. I know, curiosity killed the cat…but I’m curious. He had said that he wanted to remain friends and didn’t want to lose me entirely but at the same time it’s obvious he never knew what exactly he did want in the relationship. He was just trying to be the guy who I wanted him to be, not the guy who he actually is. I’m interested in what he has to say though I have no intent to take him back.

        As for high school guy, it was just too weird, you know? The world is indeed a very small place. I looked over his profile and didn’t see anything that I really liked so I’m just taking it as a compliment. πŸ™‚ I’m half tempted to send him a message asking if he knows who I am haha.

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        AliceInDairyland July 29, 2013, 8:10 am

        Lyra, just wanted to say that you are awesome and rocking the hellz out of this break up. πŸ™‚ Also I would be insanely curious as well, so make sure to report back after the meeting…

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    the attack July 28, 2013, 1:38 am

    I’m too drunk to post here. This is my third try now. My parents are sober a d I’m drunk at the vfw and this is awkward. Love you guys so much!

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    Bethany July 28, 2013, 10:58 am

    I had a really scary night last night. I came home and my cat wasn’t walking right. His back legs gave out from under him, and he fell. Then he got in the litter box and fell again. After an hour or so he seemed to be walking fine, but was still really lethargic. I called my mom crying because I didn’t know what to do. I thought he’d had a stroke or something, but he’s also old and has arthritis, so I thought maybe that was acting up? Anyway, today he seems totally normal. he’s running and jumping, eating and drinking. I’m going to keep my eye on him though. Our other cat is double Calzo’s weight, and likes to play rough with him, so I’m thinking he might have just gotten hurt during some rough play.

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      rachel July 28, 2013, 12:34 pm

      πŸ™ How scary! I am seriously in denial that my cat will ever leave me, so that sounds horrible. I’m glad he’s doing better today!

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      d2 July 28, 2013, 5:14 pm

      As my girl cat got older, she became diabetic and would act like that when she was chemically out of balance. If your cat hasn’t had blood work done recently, you might consider a trip to the vet for a checkup.

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        Wendy July 28, 2013, 5:49 pm

        I second that. Miles was behaving like that shortly before (and after) being diagnosed diabetic, before we got the right insulin dosage figured out and once when he was pretty dehydrated (and diabetic).

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        Bethany July 28, 2013, 7:59 pm

        He has bloodwork done frequently, because he has a hyper thyroid, and I think they checked him for that before. I’m going to call his regular vet tomorrow and let her know what’s going on, and bring him in if necessary. I did read last night that diabetes can cause the symptoms he had. I’m really hoping its not that, too. The poor cat is already medicated out the ass! He’s seemed normal all day today, so fingers crossed that it was just a one time thing.

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        bethany July 29, 2013, 9:21 am

        I just called the vet- The last time he was screened for diabetes was April 2012, so he’s going in on Thursday just to have his glucose checked.

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        GatorGirl July 29, 2013, 9:22 am

        Sorry he isn’t feeling well! I hope it all turn out okay!!

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    Wendy July 28, 2013, 1:28 pm

    He may have been dehydrated. Make sure you keep plenty of eat out for him, socially if its hot!

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    Classic July 28, 2013, 3:55 pm

    Yesterday, my son and I went to Trader Joe’s and we shopped in our usual way– we each grabbed a hand basket and planned to meet up when finished. I saw watermelons and decided that I needed a watermelon, but of course that doesn’t fit in the basket along with the other food, so I tucked it under my other arm and carried it around. You all know what I was thinking about… DW stays on my mind…

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