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Comment on: It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat
Posted 09/02/2014 01:50:10 EDT
To be fair, I think the water was poured on the head of the passenger who refused to let the person ahead of them recline their seat by installing that "seat defender" thing. What I'm wondering is if more »
Comment on: Some People Arenât Thrilled Whole Foods Is Selling Rabbit Again
Posted 08/19/2014 04:37:25 EDT
My dog has killed two this year. If the peaceful leafleting protesters want to save rabbit lives, they can convince the furry pests to stop tunneling under my fence. more »
Comment on: What getting lost during a race taught me - Get Moving - Boston.com
Posted 03/05/2014 01:29:10 EST
It is possible to point out mistakes in a polite, respectful way. Try it. You might like it.
Comment on: My husband says I don't have the qualities to raise children - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 01/14/2014 09:19:27 EST
there-and-backagain hit the nail on the head. It's easy to find things you don't like about the person who is busting their butt to bring home the bacon - until you start missing bacon. It sounds to m more »
Posted 01/14/2014 09:19:18 EST
Comment on: Talking about money - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 08/26/2013 11:03:57 EDT
"His finances become your business when you are about to co-mingle them. " I think she should know about his finances before they make the commitment to co-mingle them. Waiting until they've made tha more »
Comment on: Life is better without him - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 07/22/2013 10:58:31 EDT
I wonder if she is someone who followed the inertia of a relationship (dated for X years, might as well get engaged, might as well get married) without ever asking "Is this the life I WANT? Now that l more »
Comment on: He wants stories about getting over it - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 06/19/2013 11:22:35 EDT
Consider listing the things that were NOT great about him. What was annoying? What made you think, "Dang, I hope that habit fades in time ..."? What lets you breathe a sigh of relief that he isn't more »
Comment on: He's just not motivated - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 05/17/2013 03:47:06 EDT
Wow - Mitchell does not sound like a good match for you AT ALL. If you are feeling more like his mommy than his girlfriend now, then all I can say is that it WILL GET WORSE if you get married.
Comment on: Play me some music - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 05/10/2013 12:23:36 EDT
I am so sorry, I checked in a few times yesterday hoping there was an update (a happy update). My dad passed away similarly - he'd had lung cancer but it was in remission, and he'd had a series of st more »
Comment on: Big yard truly worth it?
Posted 05/07/2013 10:19:12 EDT
I grew up on 3+ acres & have lived on lots that were 0.85, 1, 1.25, and now 0.65 acres. A lot depends on what surrounds your lot. Ideally, I'd have 5 acres with 4.25+ wooded & the rest lawn surround more »
Comment on: Are these differences deal-breakers? - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 04/02/2013 11:35:56 EDT
Agree with this. It WILL get worse. Take it from someone who is currently separated and considering a divorce. Sexual incompatibility is HUGE. You can go out with friends, you can enjoy different more »
Comment on: Huge tax hit coming for home sellers?
Posted 02/18/2013 08:49:18 EST
I suppose if one keeps receipts for all the maintenance and upkeep of a house over the years (new furnace, water heater, etc) then the net gain is a lot less. The IRS allows you to include improvemen more »
Comment on: Scraping by on $300K?
Posted 02/12/2013 09:11:18 EST
Anyone who believes that eating out "only at fast food places and occasionally Olive Garden" counts as 3rd world poverty does not know the meaning of the words "3rd world" or "poverty". Can we become more »
Comment on: 4 things to buy before the next storm - Boston.com
Posted 02/10/2013 09:40:12 EST
Plus, if you buy a snowblower from a local store (like a local hardware store) you get preferential service when it breaks. Ditto for a riding mower - in our case the store will come get it ... which more »
Comment on: Is your home a good investment?
Posted 02/08/2013 08:52:40 EST
The funny thing about this is that if I rented a car, I would rent something newer & nicer than what I own (a 9 yr old Honda). But if I rented a house, I would rent something smaller & less nice than more »
Comment on: A McMansion comeback?
Posted 02/08/2013 06:36:35 EST
Boston Tenter has it right (and wrong). Moving into a place that is a size that works for you long term is a smart choice. And 4 bedrooms is not extravagant, especially if you need to have a home of more »
Comment on: How to have a pet-friendly Super Bowl party Pet Chatter - Pet information - Cat & Dog facts - Boston.com
Posted 02/01/2013 04:38:29 EST
And if a guest cannot follow simple instructions like, "Don't feed XYZ to the dog," then they need to hang out in another room/the yard/whatever for awhile. let's not forget how to be a good GUEST as more »
Comment on: She held her nose and bought!
Posted 01/31/2013 09:56:46 EST
I think the point is that if you take two married couples who worked decent jobs (not great, not minimum wage) the couple who was buying their house in the 1960's got a lot more house than the couple more »
Comment on: On the family menu: Whatâs familiar - Lifestyle - Boston.com
Posted 01/30/2013 08:14:49 EST
What they call "boring" in the article sounds like "comforting, reliable" food to me. Easy foods like pasta, chili, stew, chicken-and-rice can taste good and still don't require 13 ingredients to be more »
Comment on: Can you exercise when sick? - Get Moving - Boston.com
Posted 01/30/2013 08:07:19 EST
Just please don't go to the gym - even if your symptoms are above the neck. A scratchy throat & headache are often the early signs of a full-body cold. Whatever happened to the advice of, "If you ar more »
Comment on: With Boston undergoing a flu emergency, guess whoâs not getting the flu shot? A lot of us - Boston.com
Posted 01/12/2013 10:11:53 EST
Do the math. If the vaccine is only 62% effective, we would still have large numbers of cases of flu every one gets the vaccine. So the elderly and other at-risk populations would still be exposed. more »
Posted 01/12/2013 07:09:25 EST
I get the shot roughly every other year. This year I didn't because I had just gotten over a bad cold when they were being given out at work. for most people who get the flu it is NOT deadly. Painful more »
Comment on: He doesn't help - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 01/02/2013 01:44:26 EST
Not for nothing ... But I make 3x what my husband makes, travel internationally often, and STILL do the bulk of the housework. However, I took matters into my own hands and hired someone to clean the more »
Comment on: Moving up in 2013?
Posted 01/02/2013 08:40:47 EST
Planning to stay put, so long as my job doesn't require (another) move. No remodeling planned for this year, but a lot of landscaping is planned (shrubs, walkway, veggie garden). Next year will be ano more »
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