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  1. Oh, yeah, smoking would do that. I notice she is 55, if you look at her brother, Jason Bateman, he's starting to get some of the same kind of wrinkling, laugh lines, but less extreme - maybe he doesn't smoke. He's 52, I think? I'm nearly 54 and I've always had good skin, but I'm starting to notice some aging that is annoying. I also agree, the lighting in the black tee photo is lighted to show more wrinkles.
  2. I don't technically LARP, but I do garb up (medieval) just for the heck of it sometimes. Questions I would consider (which you don't have to answer here): would you go all week? If so, I'd set parameters on what would happen if doesn't work out as planned. Do you stay? Go home? Etc. I'd encourage garb for those that want to - no requirements. At our Ren faire, many people garb, some from really basic to all out. Basic attire would be full length tunic for women/girls, knee length tunic men/boys with cotton/linen pants. Shoes can be basic boots or slip on. (consider the grounds and
  3. how to check credit reports and credit score. Credit Karma is one place. You're also entitled to one free credit report per year - can't remember the website. I agree with the above about learning about Venmo, but I also think they should learn to write physical checks. I never write checks unless I have to anymore, but I've had to with a previous landlord and for some medical bills where there was no way to pay online (which I thought was strange). I also think some conversations about privacy of financial information is important. For instance, where and how to store financial inf
  4. My undergraduate institution is still sending out physical letters. They don't send out swag, except a sticker, but it's an nice acceptance envelope with a letter that outlines the next steps and includes some rah-rah info (you're great, we're great, you're going to love us!).
  5. I also would not require it if they didn't want. I would have a conversation about his reasons for not wanting to ump - if it's truly the yelling parents, I'd consider that enough. I would point out the rate of pay is very good for a summer job but allow him to make the final decision, because it's also important that our children learn how to walk away from toxic work environments. I know very few people who at that age are focused enough to save all their money. The outlier I can remember from my days of youth went on to become a physician and worked for a while with Mother Teresa. She
  6. When my ds was younger, he opted to look at either boys' or men's athletic type underwear. He had issues with regular men's wear having too high a rise and being too baggy - even with the smaller waist size.
  7. work on your reading skills in French or Russian? Practice handwriting, even Russian cursive. Take up journaling?
  8. Probably they're thinking that people buying homes are going to want to paint something. It's probably skewed towards services you need while buying or selling a house. There are a few other brands of paint that have their own stores, Sherwin Williams, Porter Paints.
  9. I'll sneak in here to comment, I think it sounds like a great idea to build your own. You could theme is around the migration/movement/trade of cultures and the economic/technological developments. I did a few courses for ds that were theme based using what we had on the shelves. I think middle school is a great time to be creative with some courses, especially history. You can add in some primary sources, perhaps use something like coinage to look at trade. The Scandinavians had extensive trade routes in the medieval era and Arabic medieval coins have been found in Scandinavia.
  10. I would not feel comfortable with that. If it's family tradition, I see if you can come to a consensus on an alternative game, just until everyone is vaccinated as a reasoning. My (adult) son would not be comfortable with it either. He's even more cautious than I am.
  11. Paperwork always seems to end up on the back burner when I move. You may keep more things digitally, but I tend to accumulate a lot of paperwork. things to shred or recycle: taxes no longer needed appliance guides schoolwork holiday cards Also, if you tend to keep boxes for small appliances, electronics, purge or repurpose the boxes for things you no longer own or won't move in the box. I find shoes boxes can be good to pack small items which can then be packed in a larger box.
  12. I agree that you could call it done, maybe with a final paper. If the Medieval Lives you have is the Terry Jones version, I recommend it. Also if you want to add another reading David Carpenter's Magna Carta might be an option. If you want some fun reading, The Lais of Marie de France are a hoot.
  13. I'm not worried about books being canceled, but many of the books I used are not as accessible as they once were - granted my son in graduating college this semester, so it's been a while. I've kept a lot because I'm a book hoarder. When I am old - which may be happening sooner than later, lol - I want to revisit some of these material, try to master some material myself. I've downsized a large number, but I've kept my favorites.
  14. This is also what I'm seeing at two universities. Professors are being told that if a class was not offered online prior to Covid, it needs to move back to in-person for fall. My students seem eager to move back in person - with a small exception of course.
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