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Feb 16th 2011 10:35AM And exactly who is it that should be paying you to take care of your own house and children?
Dec 16th 2010 10:44PM I think they look like the Addams Family. Where's Gomez?
Dec 7th 2010 6:24PM I can easily burn an extra 600 cal/day rolling my eyes at some of the outlandish "see you once a year" friends and relatives that come out of the woodwork between Thanksgiving and New Years!
Dec 5th 2010 12:18PM In my family, we all gave each other gifts every year. Always for Christmas, and usually for birthdays. As a 2nd graders, I opened my first Christmas Club account at the bank. For a year, a saved my allowances, birthday money etc. so that by Christmas I had enough money to get my parents, siblings and grandparents gifts. All of us have always done it. When I had no money in medical school or during residency, I always found a way to scrape a few extra dollars together by going without personal extras so that I has Christmas gifts to give. I always try to give very thoughtful, unique gifts, and usually I am right on the money. Now that I have an actual, real job after 10+ years of medical training, everyone is getting REALLY nice gifts this year...because I can, because I want to, and because, to me, it's a way to thank everyone who supported me through really lean times and intense training. Over the years, my parents have cut down the deluge of gifts into a single for each adult child. I think that's appropriate. Even though they are very well off, they choose to limit the amount they spend based on some bizarre principle of $100/person who married into the family (like my husband and bro and sis in law) and around $200 for their children. I personally don't adhere to that...I spend what I want for each person, but I certainly don't want nor expect someone to give me something that is not from their heart. And, Nina, why shouldn't we do this?
Nov 17th 2010 2:31PM There are no such things as outdoor cat pets. There are strays, and there are pets. How does any reasonable person find it fair to your neighbors or your cats to let them wander unchecked throughout the neighborhood, into other people's private property, etc. especially when you yourself won't allow them in your home? Ridiculous. And if you haven't gotten them to a vet and properly vaccinated, etc., why should they be allowed to roam? If you want to bring an animal into your home and be responsible for its care and its actions, that's great. If you think you can just let your cat roam free onto my property and interact with my pets, please think again.
Sep 11th 2010 2:13PM I think it would be awesome if Tom Brady turned around and sued this kid! Ha! I wonder how much Tom Brady's bruised elbow or whatever is worth!!
Sep 11th 2010 2:12PM I think it would be awesome if Tom Brady turned around and sued this kid! Ha! I wonder how much Tom Brady's bruised elbow or whatever is worth!!
Sep 5th 2010 11:24AM Aww nuts!
Sep 5th 2010 11:19AM I'm a breast cancer surgeon. I have dedicated my career and really my life to helping women battle breast cancer. I think getting the message out early is critical. Talk to you teenagers about self-breast exam. Talk to them about the realities of screening and preventive medicine. But please, help them show their support in a classier way than wearing anything that says "I love boobies." I think a lot of academic and support societies have gone overboard with their marketing of breast cancer and entered into some tasteless territory. Please remember that some of my survivors no longer have "boobies" or choose to remove them due to high risk. Supporting "boobies" does not help their morale as they struggle with their new post-op physical identities. Wear a bracelet that supports survivors and those struggling to survive. I always tell my patients they are such much more than a pair a of breasts. Let's bring the focus back to where it should be, the patient not the organ.
Sep 2nd 2010 10:11PM I should pay you to make small talk with me? Sort of like a "chat whore"? You would be responsible for my fish if I didn't like it? Uh? Does that mean that you would pay for it if I didn't like it? I really think you overestimate the importance of your role in this whole scenario.