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  1. Yes! I live in Massachusetts too (but not in Boston) and got my BPL card earlier this year. The selection of ebooks is so much larger than my local library's, even though we're part of a large consortium. It's worth noting that you don't have to go into the city to take advantage of this. You can apply for an on-line only library card right from your computer and start using it right away. So easy and convenient.
  2. I commute to work every day with my extrovert - two hours round trip trapped in brutal traffic with a non-stop talker. Literally nowhere to hide. I have actually asked him to please stop talking. "Why, Mum? I like talking. Talking is fun. Do you know what I like about talking?..." and he launches into more talking about talking. Sigh.
  3. I bought both. Wore my high school ring until I got my college ring. I'm ashamed to say I don't even know where the high school ring is now. I still wear my college ring, but I don't have the traditional style with the big stone and the engraved sides. I opted for a signet ring with the school seal. My name and year of graduation are engraved inside. I love my alma mater and met my dh there so still feel very attached to the place.
  4. If you're looking for yourself (as opposed to the kiddos), then my money-saving tip is to consider the kids section. I wear a 7.5 and bought a pair of kids size 6 that fit me fine and were a lot cheaper. I got mine from Amazon for less than $20, which I consider a steal.
  5. We've stayed at two resorts in Punta Cana with kids and liked them both: Catalonia Bavaro and Iberostar Dominicana. Food was definitely better at the Iberostar but we liked the room setup and beach better at the Catalonia. We don't use the kids clubs or programs so can't comment (plus our kids are much younger than yours), but the vibe at the resorts was definitely not couples only.
  6. I read this one this week, too. Love Kristen Ashley! This one wasn't my favorite of hers, but it still was very good. I think she needs her own rating system because IMHO, these Chaos books aren't nearly as good as the Rock Chick series, but still so much better than a lot of the contemporary romances that are out these days.
  7. I greatly enjoyed The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty earlier this year.
  8. Do you have a Five Below nearby? I saw some there. Our local Walmart also had them. We are fortunate to have a Lego store nearby and usually go right to the source. The staff there is great and usually help us figure out which figures are in the bags.
  9. My library network, which is usually pretty good, doesn't have any of her books. I rarely buy books but I'm willing to shell out for these ones.
  10. Thanks for this recommendation. DEVOURED it yesterday and can't get it out of my head this morning. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
  11. We've done all inclusives in the Dominican Republic a couple of times, and they were great. We stayed at the Catalonia Grand Bavaro in Punta Cana for a week, and then the Iberostar in Punta Cana for 2 weeks. Relaxing, fun vacations.
  12. My 10 yr old says she believes. I think she's getting skeptical but doesn't want to derail the gravy train. She gave us a pointed look and told us that all of her friends' elves on the shelf came out the day after Thanksgiving (ours is delayed because I'm just not a huge fan of the elf), so I think she's onto us. I'll just leave it be, though. However, if I heard about her getting teased by other kids I think I'd debunk the myth to avoid any social stigma.
  13. Since you liked Bossy Pants, what about the Amy Poehler book? I can't vouch for it personally, but I heard a clip of it on NPR last week, and the reviewer was raving over it. My favorite audiobook is To Kill a Mockingbird, read by Sissy Spacek.
  14. Terms of Endearment When Harry Met Sally Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth version) Pretty Woman
  15. I always say I don't watch much TV, but then when the conversation turns to specific shows, I realize that I watch more than I thought. Specifically, I'm hooked on Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, and now the new Starz Outlander series. Fortunately, these series are pretty much staggered throughout the year, so I've basically got something going on all the time. DH has the TV on all evening every evening, so I'll watch some of his shows with one eye on the TV and the other eye on a book. Modern Family, Grimm, and Big Bang Theory apply here.
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