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    Malden. And, if you've spent any time in this...

    Malden. And, if you've spent any time in this area, you most certainly WOULD have encountered people saying they are "Irish-American".
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    I take it you've never been to Boston ;). My...

    I take it you've never been to Boston ;).

    My husband's family consists 2nd to 3rd generation Dutch immigrants and they TOTALLY identify with being Dutch, in addition to being American. I don't...
  3. Well, I"m here in Greater Boston...well, outside...

    Well, I"m here in Greater Boston...well, outside 495, so maybe I don't count ;).

    I think what you have encountered are some dilettante types. I will admit that there is no shortage of those in...
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    Yeah, I went to a private girls school for 7-12...

    Yeah, I went to a private girls school for 7-12 grades. That is what we did...increasingly large and complex projects (which were exlusively papers!), leading up to a 40 page expository writing...
  5. Why would you assume that someone who listens to...

    Why would you assume that someone who listens to NPR, and does not watch TV news is uninformed about local issues? TV is not the only source, and certainly not the best source, of local news. I...
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    Most of that is BS and I'd be sorely disappointed...

    Most of that is BS and I'd be sorely disappointed if I heard it from the principal at our high school, and the School Board would most certainly be hearing about it.

    Let's gloss over and ignore...
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    Agree with Eclectic Horseman. Yes, you'd want to...

    Agree with Eclectic Horseman. Yes, you'd want to meet a fellow animal lover, but even then, the chances of having a successful relationship will be MUCH better if both you and your potential partner...
  8. I would not like to leave an animal overnight...

    I would not like to leave an animal overnight where there is no overnight staff. Our regular vet doesn't have overnight coverage, but there is a 24 hour emergency vet that does...I might choose to...
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    When both parents are working full time, a week...

    When both parents are working full time, a week long project assigned on Monday, requiring special materials, and due on Friday is a BIG deal! That happens all the time. Get home from work, pick up...
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    "Skill drill", mastering math facts and foreign...

    "Skill drill", mastering math facts and foreign language vocabulary, outside of school, sure. Special, long term, projects that require planning (middle school and up), sure. The stupid, busy work,...
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    Yes! Try the library! We've been cable free,...

    Yes! Try the library! We've been cable free, well, always, and before we had a high speed broadband connection and could stream stuff from Netlix and Amazon, our local library was our source of...
  12. We do most of our own maintenance too, as we only...

    We do most of our own maintenance too, as we only have a little BX, the little Kubotas are pretty straightfoward, much easier than trying to fix a car. There is a Kubota dealer 10 miles away, but,...
  13. I can do most of it, as I already do the core and...

    I can do most of it, as I already do the core and lower body related exercises. I cannot do pushups from my feet for 30 seconds and certainly not the pushup to plank thing. I do modified (from...
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    Women are stupid, women are easily influenced,...

    Women are stupid, women are easily influenced, women can't make rational decisions on their own, women don't know their own minds, women don't even know their own feelings....

    Coming from WOMEN?!?...
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    How are you spending more money? All of those...

    How are you spending more money? All of those series are on Netflix and/or Amazon Prime...at $7.99/month and $99/year, respectively. With the latter you get the free shipping as well.
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    Ugh, if he has keys, you will want to get the...

    Ugh, if he has keys, you will want to get the locks changed :(.

    Does he know your Pit is friendly? If he doesn't, let him think your dog is NOT.

    I third the ACD suggestion. We have one,...
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    It's supposed to be a day of remembrance and...

    It's supposed to be a day of remembrance and service.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Day

    How are people turning it into a day for fireworks and retail sales gimmicks? Ugh.
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    Sure I would. What's not to like, you'd have...

    Sure I would. What's not to like, you'd have the perfect neighbors: no wild parties, no barking dogs, well cared for property, etc...

    Also:
    ...
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    Unfortunately, some did go there: ...

    Unfortunately, some did go there:

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/09/11/bikram_arlington_9_11_promotion_this_year_s_worst_patriot_day_sale.html

    I was not aware that 9/11 was now a...
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    I think your husband should take up fishing ;). ...

    I think your husband should take up fishing ;). There would be trout and muskie and other river fish there. There must be crayfish (crawdads) too?
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    I'm a seafood and fish lover, but I'm in New...

    I'm a seafood and fish lover, but I'm in New England, so I have a lot of options. In West Virginia, you are likely limited to frozen products.

    Even here, shrimp comes frozen, so I do have...
  22. Yep, you don't need to make any decisions until...

    Yep, you don't need to make any decisions until you have an offer on the table, so there is no point in worrying about it now.

    I WOULD go ahead and apply. It sounds like a pretty good career...
  23. :lol: Well, Mrs. Special Snowflake does not...

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    Well, Mrs. Special Snowflake does not need to worry that I will come visit her, or any of her readers who are nodding their heads in agreement with her list of "demands". I have no interest...
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    I rarely return things and only return them if it...

    I rarely return things and only return them if it was mail order, didn't fit and I didn't wear it other than to try it on (with tags still on).

    Once, I ordered some things from Lands End. Packed...
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    Many people like Alfred Hitchcock movies, but I...

    Many people like Alfred Hitchcock movies, but I think they are for the birds.

    (Not really ;)...trying to play what I think the game is).
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