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UO Thursday 5.18

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  • BusyZeeBusyZee
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    I don't know anything about home warranties which means I definitely need to adult. 

    Baby movements make me really sleepy. Like.. REALLY sleepy. 
  • @AdaByron I absolutely agree! I've never been able to handle heat well and AC is a MUST for me.
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  • Well I'll post a really lame one just to keep the crickets away. Today is the 18th anniversary of BSB's Millennium and it's one of my favorite albums of all time. It's a gem!
    *snip pic*

    NSYNC for lyfe!!! 
    Enough with that nonsense! 
    BusyZee
  • BusyZeeBusyZee
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  • AdaByron said:
    Related UO: in the summer, air conditioning is right up there on my priority list with like food/water/clothing. I realize this makes me a spoiled brat, but it's been over 80 degrees for 5 days and I need my damn air conditioning to work.
    I'm right with you there. Especially because my classroom is not air conditioned.  It's 92 here today outside, and it's just not ok that we expect a great teaching/learning environment when it feels like 100 degrees.
    ladybray
  • Only the original: NKotB! 

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  • @SquirttheTurtle - I'll take that and raise you this 
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  • @ginger1228 YAAS!  I saw them in concert in 2011 and it was epic!  When DH and I went to Vegas for the babymoon, I told him the BSB started a residency at PH...he told me no :(

    (a little blurry but it was an amazing concert)
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  • @SquirttheTurtle - I went too!! It was amazing! It was nonstop music and a freaking blast. I also went to mixtape festival in PA (I think the following year?) bc NKOTBSB was playing. It was like a 16 hour drive for me but WORTH IT! 

    Concert tickets were my splurge when I was single so we had 4th row at the first one and then at the Mixtape Festival we went VIP.  
    squirttheturtlePoppyseed72017
  • I like N*Sync and BSB, but I know more N*Sync songs for sure.

    An UO I thought of just now: It makes me cringe when people talk about babies "baking" or "cooking" and I'm not even sure why.  Just sounds so weird to me.

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  • @maybeitsmadeline - same but I still say "cooking" sometimes! 
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  • @ginger1228 I'm sure I've said it before too!  I just picture myself as a huge oven and then my mind goes on a weird tangent and I shudder. LOL!

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  • *TW - entire post*



    Not sure if this is unpopular, but here's a rant:
    I resent that Mothers Day has become so PC. I am a PC person, I have all the sympathy for women who have lost children or pregnancies, orphans, etc. But why do we now have to add a big old asterisk to wishing people Happy Mothers Day, by making sure we include everrryyyy situation. I feel like this year my FB feed (which I know is not reality) was more full of posts about "make sure you think about the people who X on Mothers Day, too" rather than just, "Thanks, Mom!" posts. Even my childless friends were posting things about how bad the flower industry is to its workers in the name of Mothers Day, etc. Come on, folks. Really? We have to be that PC that it's not ok to just be loving to Mothers where appropriate? 

    I am not talking about the people who were sharing a personal story or situation. I am talking about the people who feel the need to be all PC in their reminders that not everyone may be having a happy Mothers Day. Yeah. I get it. And there are starving children in Africa, but you post your stupid "food porn" all over social media. And?

    **End TW**







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    Highly monitored internet and no cell service in the office, so I'm postin' and ghostin' while I'm workin' 
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  • manillabarmanillabar
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    Probably more of an FFFC but I had a boy band revival period in college when basically all I would listen to was *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. It sort of bled into the BSB comeback and I may also own that first cd. Freshman year my friend and I would spend our delirious study breaks during all-nighters watching music videos and recreating the dances (Its gonna be me, bye bye bye, everybody, etc). 
    ... I think that's enough embarrassment for now lol

    Edited because "to" and "too" are different words 
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  • Re AC: I am that person who is always cold. It had to be pretty warm out for me to feel comfortable. I don't mind the AC to take the humidity out of the air, but I hate when its on so high that I'm freezing. I'm cold all winter; I don't want to be cold in the summer, too. 

    Re Mothers Day; I have to agree. I'm pretty sympathic to the struggles of others, but somethimes it seems we are too sensitive. It's like we can't celebrate anything without someone being upset about it. 

    My UO: Super random, but I think the tiny houses are the stupidest things ever. I understand not wanting a big house, but I don't get the tiny house obsession. One major storm, and you'll be homeless. I'd never feel safe. 
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    Baby G born June 2017
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  • lph4248lph4248
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    I am overly sensitive to air temperature fluctuations, but I do worse in the heat than in the cold. When I moved into my unairconditioned dorm first year in college, I had a 103-degree fever within the day. I had to have an IV! It was insane. So yeah... no AC is not an option, unless we live somewhere where it stays below 75 or 80. I also sweat at night pretty much year-round if it's too warm. #highmaintenance, I know.

    *NSYNC > BSB but I will absolutely rock out to both.

    @virginiaunicorn11 I didn't even know that was a thing. I guess my Facebook friends are less PC than yours lol. That makes me sad/annoyed. Saying "I love you Mom, mothers are amazing" is hardly an attempt to ignore or overshadow other people's struggles.
    ~DD arrived July 4, 2017~
  • mamadcbmamadcb
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    I have a good friend who has struggled with infertility for years and I know that Mother's Day is hard for her. My approach is to send her a little text message or email acknowledging that fact. I think it means far more to address her personally than to qualify perfectly valid "public" Mother's Day thoughts and appreciation. 
    BusyZee
  • We played "Backstreet's Back" at our wedding, and then some heavy metal.
    I was a yuuuuuge BSB fan, with posters of NC and nearly killing my older brother for changing the channel when their song was on MTV.
    And re guilty pleasure music, last year I played Tiffany's album non stop on repeat for months. Yeah, last year, as in 2016. "Your words of steel, still echo in my memory...."
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  • CPR79CPR79
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    I agree with the over-PC Facebook posts, but I do think maybe it's not such a good idea to wish everyone and anyone a Happy Mother's Day, like when checking out at the grocery store, etc.  
    ladybray
  • In regards to how politically correct everyone has to be- when I was working before DS I was in a middle school and we had a very long email and 2 hr meeting one day about how we are only permitted to say Happy Holidays and the term 'winter break' opposed to merry christmas and Christmas break.. we weren't allowed to do any sort of "holiday" tree or cookie coloring pages (i was in sped classrooms) because too many people might get offended. We couldn't decorate classrooms with holiday themed colors or anything. I remember having a Christmas tree in many of my classes growing up while playing with or making dreidels. You can't please everyone but they're all going to try!
  • My UO: I hated all of the boy bands.
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  • My UO inspired UO is that the New Kids and BSB's comeback is cringe-worthy. I LOVED the BSB when I was in elementary school, but now I am questioning their talent as musicians, and they're too old to be in a "boy band". It's like when I tried to rewatch Dawson's Creek. Not only did it not hold up to the nostalgia, but I was horrified at how adult the themes were in it. I probably should not have been watching that back then!

    @nktrodden826 My county allows teachers to do Christmas activities, but has an overall inclusive stance on the holidays. I try to stick to secular Christmas activities, but I also touch on Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, and Diwali.
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  • AdaByron said:
    Boring adult UO: Home warranties are stupid and more trouble than they're worth.
    I would never purchase one for myself but I was sure glad when the house we purchased had one. Our geothermal system went out 6 months in the heat of summer. It was fantastic to get even half of the 8k covered at no cost to us!
  • stokesm21stokesm21
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    I had a LOT of people wish me a happy mother's day and while I definitely see my LO as a person, it's still a bit weird since ya know, she's still in utero and such haha!  I'm a step-Mom as well so it's not completely over the top but 99.5% of the people were wishing it to me because of my "soon-to-be" status, not because of my step-Mom status. 

    I agree that everything has become way too PC. It's all getting ridiculous. I'm going to do things and celebrate things the way that I want and I don't think that I should be shamed or guilted for it. Like someone mentioned, should I feel guilty every time I eat a meal because there are starving people in the world? Sometimes you just have to live and let live. If someone wished me a Happy Hanukkah I would reply in kind with Merry Christmas. I don't know why people need to be so offended all the time!  I once saw this post (this was the example but it could apply to a lot of things) about how if you're not religious, or are even an atheist, but something is going on in your life and someone says, "I'll keep you in my prayers", that you should accept that. It's okay to not believe IN it, but it's that persons way of showing they care and at the end of the day, that's what matters. Anyways... got a little off topic.  

    ETA: Don't want to sound like a jerk. I'm not unsympathetic (is that even a word?!) to people's struggles. My sister and her best friend have another friend who has struggled to get pregnant for 3 years. She started to avoid them because she couldn't deal with the fact that they both have kids (although my sister struggled as well, she has PCOS) My sis and her friend made a habit of not talking about kids and such when they were around her. I'd like to think I'd be the same if it were someone close to me. My manager went through 1 cycle of IVF already and I hate the fact that I'm a walking reminder of what she can't have. I'm excited for myself, and she's excited for me, but we're both sad for her.  
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  • ...and then you contract because you're dehydrated from shitting so much. 
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