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Jul 30th 2010 8:53PM Just once, please complete a make-over without high heals. In real life, commuting to work and dealing with kids, we are not going to wear these heals. Is there a way to look good and still be able to function in life?
Jul 25th 2010 11:08AM My friend did this a year ago. She looks great and is SO much healthier. No more meds for diabetes. She sleeps at night. She has energy. As an added benefit her teenagers have both lost a lot of weight -- maybe better eating habits maybe solidarity with their Mom -- most likely both. I'm really proud of my friend. She has always been a joy to be around and she still is, but now she is able to do things and go places! Every once in a while some stupid or jealous person makes a comment about gastric surgery being "the easy way out". It takes real courage and dedication and is a long time commitment but Oh what a great choice for those who have the determination! Congratulations, you are amazing!
Mar 9th 2010 10:34AM I always had my hair professionally done, but after retiring found that I had to find more ways to cut my living expenses. I thought coloring my own hair might be one of those budget cuts. OMG, I wish you could have seen that first dye job! Didn't look too bad when completed but by two days later - omg -- it was seriously frightening! :) But I did save a lot of money. So I kept trying and eventually got fairly good at it -- although never to a professional level. Luckily, I eventually found a wonderful stylist who had retired. Just to keep her hands in her work and to help seniors -- she started Senior Thursdays. I can get a really good cut and color every six months or so at a great price. In between I get trims at local discount hair salon and I do my own root touch up (not hard). Anyway, stylists, don't fault people who are forced to try it on their own. I hope it doesn't happen to you, but for some it will become a purely financial decision. Take my word for it, it we could afford you, we would be leaping into that chair. Ladies, if you have to try it on your own, it does get easier every time. Get a hair day buddy and do each other -- you'll have fun. And truthfully, no one cares what your hair color looks like as much as you. Unless you do something completely weird, very few people will notice anyway. Have fun with it.
Jan 16th 2010 11:32PM For seven months we planned to name our son Anthony Scott. Luckily before our son was born a friend said, "great name but he'll have a hard time with those initials". We had to agree A S S as initials would lead to a lot of childhood angst.
Feb 5th 2009 10:53AM I do feel your pain about high taxes on tobacco products but the tax increase we'll see on April first related to the S-chip bill was passed way before Obama took office. I'm sure we will find plenty of stuff to blame him for but I don't think we can give him the rap on this one.
Aug 20th 2006 2:20PM Once a month or so, we took our young son to a family restaurant. My husband was a young navy corpsman and I was a stay at home mom. We didn't have much money so this was always a big occasion for us. One day a grandfatherly type gentleman stopped at our table and said, "your son is so well behaved." Then to our son he said, "your parents can be so proud of you. You are such a little gentleman."
We were of course delighted and our son was all smiles through the rest of the meal. When the waitress came, she told us that gentleman had paid our check! We couldn't believe it.
Now our son is 39 and we are the grandparents. We make it a point to pass that same compliment and free meal on to families whenever we can. You would be surprised how many young, well behaved children (and good parents) are out there. The badly behaved ones are just easier to spot. : )