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Jun 24th 2011 3:40AM I wouldn't say it took away the fear of the unknown for me, but it taught me a healthy respect for water without instilling fear.
Jun 24th 2011 3:25AM I promise, the kids don't suffer as much as you think. My mom worked full time my entire life and just retired yesterday. She loved her job and was the best in her office. That made for a happy, relaxed home life. We've always made time for each other and when my dad left, I was able to learn quickly how to take care of my responsibilities. I'll graduate college in a year, be home for the summer so I can finish my visa paperwork and be here for my stepsister's wedding and then I'm moving to Dublin, Ireland. A lot of that is because my mother worked outside the home, thus providing us with a stable life, work she enjoyed, and a chance to be independent from a very young age for me.
Jun 24th 2011 3:09AM Don't make it sound like all divorced mothers are villains and all divorced fathers are victims. Serious changes need to be made to the family courts to prevent some of the heinous wrongdoings that occur, but flipping the coin so the dad always wins and the mom always loses will solve nothing.
Jun 24th 2011 2:55AM Careful. Your privilege is showing. Many people can't drop $400 on a "cheapy" pool, nor do they have backyards to put one in. Sometimes, a lake, or an ocean, or a public pool is all there is.
Rule in gym class was always shower before and after swimming. You don't need a full scrub down by any means and it certainly keeps things cleaner. Even as an adult, if you hop in the pool covered in lotion, cologne, make-up, hair product, etc, it creates this vile film on the surface of the water.
Children are gross little buggers, though, I'll agree with you there.
Jun 24th 2011 2:47AM Not all of us have a choice. It's a public pool or suffer the heat with no relief.
Jun 24th 2011 2:44AM Dumber? Maybe not. More homicidal? Oh definitely. There i nothing in this world more annoying than a toddler whining or an infant crying. My dog knows better than to bark when we take him for a walk, your child should know better than to whine.
Jun 24th 2011 2:25AM What is it about race that makes people so damn stupid? Why does it matter if white skin is marginally less prevalent than other tones? The world won't end, the country won't fail, and civilization will march on unhindered. It's time for the 21st century to start looking like the future and it'd be damn nice to start by deleting the assumption that if someone is not white, that they're also not educated, not financially stable, not a citizen, not good responsible, not capable of making their own informed decisions, blah blah blah. Oi I hate people sometimes.
Jun 19th 2011 3:21AM Just because he's a children's author doesn't mean he's not an adult. I'm a nanny and I swear like a sailor everywhere I go...except in front of my charges.
Also, since when is swearing grounds for removal from a plane? Maybe if he were harassing a flight attendant or fellow passenger, but simply venting? Ridiculous.
Jun 9th 2011 12:40AM Though actually "gay" was a term for promiscuity long before it ever meant "homosexual" and long after it was commonly used to mean "joyful." In London, during the Industrial Revolution, a "gay lady" was a woman who had been sleeping around. This, sadly, is actually how it came to used to refer to someone who is homosexual, following the old myth that gay people are promiscuous.
Jun 6th 2011 6:23PM Embryos are a fertilized egg. And all that requires is a trip to the sperm bank.