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  1. Moxie


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  2. Google your favorite news source. Anna was 18 when she was pulled over by two NYC cops. She was with two male friends, she had pot in her cup holder. The cops sent the men away and told them to not follow. Anna was handcuffed, put in a police van and raped by the cops. She told her mother, a rape kit was done which proves her story. The two cops say it was consensual. The mind blowing part of this story is that in NYC and 35 other states, it is not a crime for a police officer to have sex with someone in custody. What??? There is a lot to this story including a lot of police harassment and a massive amount of victim blaming. I encourage everyone to learn more about this case because awareness brings change.
  3. On another thread, several posters have commented that this year’s flu is especially bad and that there are many more deaths. How much of this is fact and how much is media hype? It really seems like every year is “the worst year ever†and we get news stories of kids dying in days. Or maybe I’m too much of a skeptic??
  4. I’ve been bitten by a history bug and would like to start looking into geneology. Help!
  5. I like to be helpful. I don’t think i’m a doormat?? I’m pretty sure I’m going to get a text in the morning asking for a favor. It will take a couple hours. I’m pretty busy and have tomorrow morning blocked off but i’m just doing my nails. I could move it but it makes my day very tight. But I feel bad saying no when I could help. And I know I will probably say yes. Ugh. I already feel bad for thinking about saying no to a favor I haven’t been asked to do yet. Crazy, I know!!
  6. I’m at the car dealer, getting an oil change. There is another customer here with a dog, no leash. Dog is running around, smelling everything including my feet. Dog owner thinks it is adorable and we should all love his dog. People, wtf, leave your dog at home. And don’t tell me it might be some kind of service/support creature, I don’t care, stop smelling me!
  7. DH and I will will be in NOLA without kids for one day. We’ve never been there and won’t have a car. Give me all your thoughts, please!
  8. I love and have tattoos. But, i’m sitting at the BMV and a girl in her mid-20’s has the word ‘tomorrow’ tattooed from the middle of her forehead, down around her eye. It is not a good tattoo. But even if it were, it is on her face. What is the mental process that makes someone think that that is a good idea? Why would a person limit their options like that? Help me understand.
  9. I love my Paula’s Choice Ultra Rich Body Butter but it is unscented so it smells like lard (to me). I like good smells. Any suggestions?
  10. It occurred to me today that I can buy myself winter snow boots. Will I need them very often? No. Maybe once a year. My kids have winter boots, I’ve just always “made doâ€. The scars of growing up poor. So strange.
  11. I hate it so hard. Our selling time is Dec15-Jan 15. I can’t think of a worse time. So, between Christmas and rain, dd has sold zero cookies. Our GS leaders daughter has sold 1000’s of boxes; they live for this crap. Now we have 6 inches of snow and her cookie order is due tomorrow. Dh just got in from shoveling so he refuses to take her out. She doesn’t want to go out. I’m about to order $100 in thin mints and stay in my comfy jammies.
  12. Google your favorite news source. WTH do you do if you are watching tv and the voice comes on “there is an inbound missile expected to reach land, this is not a drillâ€. How terrifying!
  13. Really, this is just me venting. Maybe I’m being taken advantage of?? Idk, I’m mostly annoyed. Carpool #1. My child and a classmate to weekly sports practice. The other Mom failed to mention that she has car trouble. So now, not only am I driving the boys to BOTH practices, I’m also taking this child to and from school every day. How could I say no when she is standing there with a big sob story and telling me she has no way to get him to school?? She’s a nice lady but a total mess and I feel bad for the kid. Carpool #2-one family is out of town. They were supposed to drive this week. No one told me they were going out of town until my kids texted wondering where their ride was (this is why all my kids have cell phones!). One woman in the carpool never drives (she works and her child lives near me so it doesn’t bug me to pick him up) but she was there to pick up her child today and didn’t think to bring mine home?? I’ve driven her child for two years!!
  14. I can have, um, strong opinions ☺ï¸. One of them is about MLM organizations. I dislike them. I think they prey on desperate people and I hate the idea that “friends and family are your first customersâ€. But I love Thirty One products. I love organizing. My kids are all in school so I need *something* but a job with a schedule won’t work for our family. Maybe this is what I’ve been looking for? But, man, I hate the idea of being in an MLM. But maybe I’m just stubborn??
  15. It is horrifying how many young people have six figure student loan debt.
  16. For years, MIL got the kids Hallmark ornaments for Christmas. Some were collections, some were based on movies. They loved them and looked forward to them every year. Two or three years ago, she decided they were too much money. Now she just gets the kids random, cheap ornaments. My kids hate them. I just found one under the tree that didn’t even get unwrapped and it is just a glass globe which means nothing to my child. Is there any way I can address this? If not, is it ok for me to pitch these ornaments that mean nothing to my kids?
  17. I know 3 people getting married today, a Sunday, because it is New Year’s Eve. Why is this such a popular date for weddings??
  18. Just thinking out loud. I’ve said for years that I need a part time job. This week, I found one that will sort of work for my schedule (but not without moving stuff around and missing some school stuff and quitting some volunteer stuff). So, I did the math. BEFORE taxes, I’d bring in $10k/year. Yes, it is a foot in the door. But there is no way that small amount of money is worth the disruption to the family. But then, what is my life? Driving kids, cleaning house, jumping in when they ask me (again!) to volunteer?? And then, in 15 years, what?? I’ll be the 55 year old who used to volunteer a lot??
  19. By far, Owl Crate has been my 15yo dd’s favorite gift this morning. Thanks to whoever mentioned it on the subscription thread!
  20. I’m super busy. My kids have lots of activities so I spend my days coordinating and volunteering with those. Plus all the regular Mom stuff. I finally found a new hairdresser. We were chatting and she asked me what I do for fun and I LITERALLY HAVE NOTHING. That’s not good, right?? I can’t even think of what would be fun for me. I’m happy when I get through my to-do list. I like when my house is clean. None of those are really hobbies though. I could easily be replaced by a vacuum and Uber.
  21. I try to not do business with friends. It just gets messy. Long story, we’re getting our kitchen done and the cabinet woman is a friend. The first kitchen she designed was my dream kitchen but easily twice as much as this neighborhood can support. I worked with her on a redesign that fits the budget using stock cabinets instead of custom. She shows me the stock cabinet choices. There is no white?!?! What?? The company she buys from only does stain, not paint. Guys, I hate wood. Unless it is really old or really high-end, wood is not an option for me. She says I can hire someone to paint them. What?!? Now i’m in a pickle. This house is sooo dark, wood will feel like a cave. If it were any other company, no big deal, this won’t work, thanks anyway. But she is a friend and she’s done a ton of work already so I can’t do that. I need to play the lottery so I can afford the first kitchen.
  22. I’m done with shopping except 17yo ds only has candy in his stocking. He is a computer/Star Wars/gaming nerd. Any ideas??
  23. I make hard candy every year. This year, one batch didn’t turn out. It was broken into pieces but the have all reformed into one, solid blob. I assume I looked at the thermometer wrong and it didn’t get up to temp. Anyway, can I reheat this colored, flavored blob to the right temp to make hard candy? I hate waste.
  24. I promise, I’m just trying to wrap my head around what is right here. A small company sells a product. It is an affordable product but not cheap. It is a luxury item, not in any way a need. Their customers are 100% women. The company announces their 2018 design team. Basically, they get free stuff in exchange for posting about it on social media. The design team was chosen from women who applied to be in the design team. I’m guessing their number of followers was a big part in why they were chosen. The design team is 5 white women. I’m not sure what happened but there was an argument between the company and people on social media about there being no diversity. The company canceled the design team and apologized. What is the right thing in this situation? If the applicants are picked based on the number of followers, should a ww with more followers be skipped over in favor of a woc with fewer followers in the name of diversity?
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