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  • Comment on: Summer%20break

    Posted 05/30/2011 02:09:56 EDT

    Oh, I love this time of year! Everyone seems to emerge from their wintry cocoons and there's so much going on. This summer, I'm going back to school for a career change (hooray!), being a bridesmaid i more »

  • Comment on: Monday%20question%3A%20It%26%2339%3Bs%20not%20easy%20being%20right

    Posted 04/18/2011 01:31:04 EDT

    Smiles and jovial tones are disarming and make you seem less sanctimonious. Make the correction as if it were an aside and not Of Great Importance, then add something vaguely self-deprecating to keep more »

  • Comment on: Monday%20question%3A%20Spy%20phone%20

    Posted 03/21/2011 11:47:25 EDT

    It depends on how well I know the caller, but if it's my husband, parents, or close friends with whom I speak frequently, I'll use their names. They know that I know that they're calling, so the small more »

  • Comment on: Monday%20question%3A%20Space%20invaders

    Posted 02/21/2011 10:46:19 EST

    Another one of those perplexing anomalies of this weird little city. It's public parking. The spot is not yours. It never will be. Why do people in Boston think they own public street parking? Just be more »

  • Comment on: Wednesday%20conversation%3A%20Valentine%26%2339%3Bs%20Day

    Posted 02/10/2011 07:08:36 EST

    I'm with those who recognize it as a day to not go out to dinner. I've always been "meh" about Valentine's Day--single or not--but never understood the vitriol toward it. It's just a day, so why get u more »

  • Comment on: 'A hairy situation, economically sensitive presents, and the dreaded destination wedding'

    Posted 01/16/2011 01:44:50 EST

    People, it's not the three-hour-drive that the LW cares about, it's the $400 per night with a two-night minimum price tag, plus costs for childcare, wedding gift, shower gift, etc. It's the exorbitant more »

  • Comment on: Monday question: Card etiquette - Miss Conduct - Boston.com

    Posted 11/23/2010 07:17:58 EST


    How do you think the Jews would feel if they knew you were calling Hannukah Hooby Gooby Ooby Day?

    Seriously, people, not everyone in the universe is a Christian. Perspective. more »

  • Comment on: Monday question: Card etiquette - Miss Conduct - Boston.com

    Posted 11/22/2010 04:25:30 EST

    After moving away from friends and family, I love getting Christmas cards. I hang them around a hallway door frame until my husband takes them down in February. Like other non-Christian/non-religious more »

  • Comment on: Monday%20question%3A%20Sex%20%26amp%3B%20the%20Pity

    Posted 11/15/2010 11:02:02 EST

    It sounds like you don't actually like this friend, and haven't for quite a while. A divorce after several years of marriage with children is incomparable to your trauma twenty years ago, so stop puni more »

  • Comment on: 'Off with your shoes'

    Posted 11/07/2010 10:26:29 EST

    I always bring indoor slippers with me to other people's houses and wear them in my own. If shoes are so indelibly connected to your ego and livelihood, why not bring a pair with you? I also always ta more »

  • Comment on: Wednesday%20conversation%3A%20Generation%20What%3F%20

    Posted 08/12/2010 02:05:36 EDT

    I thought Gen Y and the Millennials are the same thing? Wikipedia also calls them the Echo Boomers. I think generations are too large to carry specific characteristics. According to that Wikipedia art more »

  • Comment on: Wednesday%20conversation%3A%20Complimentary%2C%20nuts

    Posted 06/10/2010 09:49:29 EDT

    Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT nice to tell an adult that she looks like a child, then add, "Oh, but you'll love it when you're 50." So please, people, don't say, "Oh! You're in your mid-twenti more »

  • Comment on: Wednesday%20conversation%3A%20What%20would%20you%20say%3F%20

    Posted 05/26/2010 10:51:41 EDT

    Don't move to Boston until the end of summer. You won't see your friends frequently--or much--anymore, and this summer is an important opportunity to relish good times. Don't take a job that you know more »

  • Comment on: Wednesday%20conversation%3A%20pop-cultural%20touchstones

    Posted 05/12/2010 01:36:46 EDT

    Lost-talk (or other popular shows) has never bothered me. I've never seen Lost, but we all need a good show to come home to after a long day at work, turn off our brains, and allow for a little entert more »

  • Comment on: Response%20to%20%26quot%3BExcluded%20from%20the%20cul-de-sac%26quot%3B

    Posted 03/28/2010 11:07:48 EDT

    I moved here from upstate NY, near the Canadian border. I've lived in Boston for about three, years, and I'm still not used to it. I had a huge culture shock; it was almost like moving to a different more »

  • Comment on: The%20atheist%20and%20the%20theology%20student

    Posted 11/28/2009 11:02:28 EST

    As an agnostic, I know I could never have a relationship with someone who's religious. We have diametrically opposed worldviews. What do you do when/if you have children? How do you raise them? No chi more »

  • Comment on: 'In subway ads, atheist group reaches out to Hub’

    Posted 10/28/2009 05:28:59 EDT

    Finally!! Religion is painted all over the place; it's about time there's something for non-believers. more »

  • Comment on: 'Haverhill firefighters taped on sick days face suspension'

    Posted 07/15/2009 01:04:47 EDT

    This is not a big deal. They have the time off to use and now they're complaining how they use it? At a normal office job, you can have a twisted ankle or a stomach ache and power through the day. But more »

  • Comment on: 'His and her rules'

    Posted 07/13/2009 01:32:02 EDT

    I disagree with Bimmergal. I see good manners everyday--whether it's someone offering a seat on the subway (I see this at *least* once a day), holding a door for someone with their hands full, holding more »

  • Comment on: 'Can I tell an expectant woman to stop smoking? '

    Posted 06/02/2009 10:18:58 EDT

    Ducklady, while that was happening to you, I was in Catholic school getting abused by countless priests who are still allowed near children. It's sad that you understand what it's like to be abused, b more »

  • Comment on: 'State-subsidized turtles make a splash without governor'

    Posted 06/02/2009 10:13:01 EDT

    While it's a stretch to call this "news," there are very few, if any, redeeming qualities in Patrick and I'm all for any opportunity to call him out on being a mess. more »

  • Comment on: 'Can I tell an expectant woman to stop smoking? '

    Posted 06/01/2009 04:36:52 EDT

    Wow, I'm shocked that people want to turn a blind eye to the pregnant smoker. Would you just walk other way if you saw a child being abused? This is the same thing. If a kid were locked in a hot car o more »

  • Comment on: 'Creepy Come-Ons'

    Posted 05/27/2009 04:45:23 EDT

    Actually, spinky, you *agree* with MC because she also advised the LW to send regrets, albeit with a bit more humility and grace. You have no idea why the bride and groom chose that location. Perhaps more »

  • Comment on: 'NH gov will sign gay marriage bill if it's changed'

    Posted 05/14/2009 04:10:21 EDT

    Actually, SocialConservative, if you read your Bible you would know what it says about homosexual relations. When the bible was translated thousands of years ago, many words had different meanings bec more »

  • Comment on: 'Miss California to campaign against gay marriage'

    Posted 04/30/2009 11:41:55 EDT

    If the only "valid" marriage is for procreation, then what of hetero couples who *can't have* or *don't want* children? Is their marriage invalid because they may be physically unable to procreate or more »

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