Jump to content

What's with the ads?


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Dana last won the day on April 18 2013

Dana had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

5,667 Excellent

About Dana

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Contact Methods

  • Location
  • Interests
    reading, crochet, looking at curriculum (!)
  • Occupation
    homeschooling son, teach math evenings at cc
  1. After the tea thread here, I bought that shirt at a conference :)
  2. Started dating when I was 16 and he was 18. Married after college at 22 and 23. Still happy together and have been married for 22 years. I think we've been lucky and have worked to grow together over the years. I think it has been helpful that neither of us was set in our ways when we met. We don't fight about money in the same way I see friends who married after each had lived on their own for a time.
  3. YouTube HISHE and Honest Trailers
  4. I got a double major in math and English at UCSB in the early 90s. I entered with sophomore standing due to AP and cc courses. UCSB didn't have minors, so that made the double major an easier choice. I don't recall ever meeting with an advisor though.... We had a few people who double majored in math and music. Be sure to look at Regent's scholarships! I got one at UCSB and it was really helpful. It gave me graduate standing for registration, so I never worried about not getting my classes. It also met any financial need without loans, so that was pretty cool too :)
  5. Dh and ds both competing with AoPS challenge problems :)

    1. quark


      So fun that they are doing it together.

    2. Kathy in Richmond
    3. Dana


      Dh is now working on an alcumus problem. Ds is in bed :). We'll see how the competition goes tomorrow!

  6. There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't.
  7. Just ran 2 miles...first time in couple months! :)

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. Dana


      Still waiting to hear on fall classes!

    3. Snickerdoodle


      Come join the exercise thread!

    4. quark


      go Dana!


  8. New family read-aloud...Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Boy has been laughing!

    1. Mommy to monkeys

      Mommy to monkeys

      That sounds like fun! What age group do you think would enjoy it?


    2. Dana


      Ds is 11. There definitely is some inappropriate content for young kids.

    3. gingersmom


      My son adores that book. There is also a movie version.

  9. It's a loss for us on the boards as well. We'll miss her. Tons of (((hugs))) to her family.
  10. Sewing buttons back on pants. Yuck!

  11. :grouphug: It's a journey. You don't need to name your stage.
  12. Last day of 6th grade today!

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. gingersmom


      I have. 2 weeks left.......counting down!

    3. Dana


      Boy counted our days earlier and tried to get out of any work this week... "But we DID 180 days!!" :D


      Paperwork to do & then we've got May off!!!

    4. Roadrunner
  13. No. I'm saying you have no idea what individuals here are facing. You can't put suicidal thoughts in someone's head. They're there or not. I don't get the sense that you're coming from a place of trying to understand. It feels much more like you're trying to have a "gotcha" moment. I'm saying that there have been times in my life when I have craved oblivion and nothingness. There have been times when if I knew I'd die in the next hour I'd have been so incredibly grateful. I'm thankfully not there anymore...but you don't know what anyone is dealing with individually. You may want to read some more before posting on controversial topics.
  14. Just a heads up. This IMO is way out of line. You don't know people here yet and have no idea of what people are or have dealt with. When I was a teen, the only reason I didn't attempt suicide at a couple of points was because of fear of an afterlife. I CRAVED nonexistance. At this wouldn't worry. I'd feel really sorry for my son and husband. I think the trauma to my son in particular would be tough. I wouldn't want to leave him. I don't fear death though.
  • Create New...