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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriBrit View Post
    I can remember being in the 11th grade and in a history class, the teacher asked who thought it was a mistake to drop the atomic bomb on Japan and I was the only one to raise my hand....I can remember being surprised and wondered how come other people didn't think like I did.
    Bobbie experienced that sort of thing a lot. I think she'd really look up to you...especially since you get to be an expat!! She was just lamenting tonight about why we're not Canadians. I love her!

    Myles, I think your approach with your sister and how to deal with her is perfect. It's really best to keep your parents out of it if you possibly can. I hope your dh can get to the same place as you about her. It might take him a little while. How does he feel about your parents? If he likes them at all, I'd think he'd make the effort, at least for their sake.

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    Myles, that's a great email. I never thought of it before, but there are a lot of parallels with the situation I mentioned with my dad and my mom's brother/SIL. My dad has grudgingly accepted that he has to be in a room with them sometimes for my mom's sake, but it doesn't stop him from sitting in the corner glaring and answering everyone in monosyllables. I wish he could get past that, but since it's been going on since before I was born, I just have to accept that he never will. The sad thing is, now that my cousins are adults and have had the chance to see my dad without their parents around, they say things, like "Wow, Uncle <my dad's name> is really fun!" Then once we're around their parents again it's back to monosyllables.
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    Thanks for the support, ladies. But I'm still effing mad at Steve right now. He's super late. Was supopsed to be at the train platform an hr ago, and when I called him, he was back at home changing Bodhi. He's usually the one pushing me to be on time to house parties when it doesn't even matter if we're late. This is a restaurant w/ reservations, not to mention getting Bodhi home in time for decent sleep, and everybody is waiting. This is what I was talking about. He probably justifies his slowness tonight in terms of my sister, but look how many of us are sitting around waiting for him. Oh grrrr. He's gonna have to contend with me and my PMS when he shows up.

    But Gwenn, that's pretty funny. Steve does the monosyllables thing too . Right now I hope he doesn't have much more in common w/ my in-hot-water husband.

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    Oh Myles. I'd be tempted to not wait for him...but of course you can't do that because of Bodhi. I hope somehow you manage to have a nice time.

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    Myles I think note was very well written and sweet Kind of reminds me of some issues I have with my SIL, we do not speak to each other at all. I tolerate her at family get togethers and have become a pro at pretending like she doesn't exist Lucky (for me!) they (SIL and BIL) decided to turn to Jehovah a couple years ago and no longer participate in birthday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc... So it kind of worked out

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    Quote Originally Posted by demigraf View Post
    Thanks for the support, ladies. But I'm still effing mad at Steve right now. He's super late. Was supopsed to be at the train platform an hr ago, and when I called him, he was back at home changing Bodhi. He's usually the one pushing me to be on time to house parties when it doesn't even matter if we're late. This is a restaurant w/ reservations, not to mention getting Bodhi home in time for decent sleep, and everybody is waiting. This is what I was talking about. He probably justifies his slowness tonight in terms of my sister, but look how many of us are sitting around waiting for him. Oh grrrr. He's gonna have to contend with me and my PMS when he shows up.

    But Gwenn, that's pretty funny. Steve does the monosyllables thing too . Right now I hope he doesn't have much more in common w/ my in-hot-water husband.
    Ugh, I would be SO peeved! I'm sorry you are dealing with this, I hope he gets his butt in gear

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    I liked your email, too, Mylah. I thought it was calm and undemanding. Too bad about the lateness. That would piss me off, too.

    I am taking suggestions for a name change. I think with as many posts as I have, and the unique names that my children have, I am way too Googleable, despite the clutter with all of my blog entries. I just did a quick check and I have a couple of APA finds on page 1 & 2 with my fist name plus two of my kids' names on google. Nothing bad, but I don't like it. If I am to continue posting with APA being public, I need to go a little lower profile.

    So... hit me!


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    I emailed admin with a name change a few days ago but haven't heard anything. How long does it normally take?

    What about smartmomL, 3andme, maybe a street name from a house you enjoyed living in or a city name?

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    I think that was a very thoughtful note, Myles. I would be steamed about the lateness - especially since you are trying to take the high road and that seems like a passive way to punish people. I hope he got there quickly.

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    It can take a few days, up to a week sometimes.


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    Just thinking of a few more, Lydia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katycat24 View Post

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    I think people would instantly be able to know exactly who I was from this name!!!!

    I am contemplating the street name one. It seems just random enough. We used to live on Socorro Road and my sister named one of her most-loved cats after that road, and also Star Route. I can't remember more than probably 1/10th of the roads we've lived on.

    Hey, so what is your new name?

    I forgot to say, I also liked the 3andMe.
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    GirlWonder!

    But I kind of like the old street name idea- I could have been MendotaCourt or JessieStreet or 17thStreet!

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    It's like Your Porn Name, come to life!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lydia View Post
    It's like Your Porn Name, come to life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lydia View Post
    It's like Your Porn Name, come to life!
    LOL!

    I'll have to think about a screen name for you.
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    I also like 3andme. Very cute!

    If I used my street name it would be the same as where I'm gonna be living as of next week. And it's not anything anyone would want their name to be!!

    I have thought about requesting Chrissy but I think I looked a long time ago and someone else had registered with that user name. GeekGoddess is another one I like to use. Not on any message board yet, but it's my job description on Facebook and Google+

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    How about LydWithNoPot?

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    iLyds (eyelids)

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    Ooo, that's clever too!!

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    I like 3andMe as well. "Star Route" (not that you were going that way in your decision) sounds like a porn name. But I do like the idea of a past street.

    You made me google my user name and luckily even with the public forum it still list K-Y jelly and Kentucky mostly. Interestingly though it also pulled someone from facebook who uses my username as her middle name. It is interesting because she is from my hometown and went to the same high school I went to. I remember her face too and kind of remember her name. Very odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demigraf View Post
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    Okay, now this is my favorite!! Very cute and creative!

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    I'm in awe of the name suggestions. iLyds, 3andme, Lydwithnopot, ROFL. Very cute!
    I chose my new name because I had daylilies in my yard as a kid...I just wanted something to remind me of my childhood. I could have gone with raspberries, as well.

    We had an awesome swim lesson today. Turns out all I had to do was tell him he could pick what he has for lunch, which I didn't think was any big deal because he usually gets to pick anyway. But he wanted chicken nuggets and he swam like a champ. He was honestly like a different child today, and I was so proud.

    It's beautiful weather here today. It's only in the low 70's and it's almost cool enough to be cold, after the few 90+ days we just had!

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    I'm in awe of all your clever name suggestions. I'm not even going to try after that.
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    Lydia, I was going to suggest a combination of your kids' names like Clairearonisorous, kinda like a dinosaur. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriBrit View Post
    Lydia, I was going to suggest a combination of your kids' names like Clairearonisorous, kinda like a dinosaur. Lol.

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    I don't have any suggestions either. I'm not really all that creative though....just check out my user name. LOL

    OMG, I am so tired today. I normally get to work about 8:30 and get up at 7. I was up at 5:30 and in work at my desk by 6:50. Had a 7am meeting, than a 9-10:30 class learning about retirement basics. So now my day is all thrown off schedule....I feel like it should be more like 2:30 instead of 12:30. What a LONG DAY....especially since I have a hair cut after work and will be home probably about 90 minutes later than normal.

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    I hate those kind of days!!! Tomorrow is my long day. Work starts at 7:30 (which means I'm out of the house before 7) and than I work until 6:15 and won't be home from picking Nolan up until about 7 or so I'm tired just thinking about it!

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    What about WorlydTraveler? WorlydPeace? LOL. I'm sorry. I don't expect you to take any of my suggestions. You're just indulging my wordplay disease this morning.


    kate - that's awesome about the swim lesson. Go Josh!!

    On the dinner last night, I had a big blowup with DH when he arrived, but then had to back off because I had no real proof that his excuse wasn't true (and it was a plausible one). In his rush he'd forgotten his phone, which is why he didn't call me from the platform or when he got off the train. And he had actually gotten to the meeting place when I'd told him to. I'd just been sitting at my desk waiting for him to call me. The only think that wasn't really excusable was the fact that he didn't plan well enough to get Bodhi to the train station on time, especially since it was his first time taking B on the train, and I'd provided him with all these detailed instructions on how to get him thru the fare gates and to the platform in the stroller. But that all blew over.

    At the restaurant, which was on the 8th floor above a department store, my sister kept leaving her own birthday dinner to buy things from the store. She missed her birthday cake when they brought it because she was out having a cigarette. Even though my mom said, "stick around a little longer, I think they're bringing out your birthday cake soon." But she wouldn't wait. Typical. Steve says she had to keep leaving from the anxiety of having us there and knowing that we knew what we knew.

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    Back to my favorite topic today, what about HeavyEyeLyds (since you're such a sleepy mommy with 3 kids?)

    LydiaPalooza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeriBrit View Post
    Lydia, I was going to suggest a combination of your kids' names like Clairearonisorous, kinda like a dinosaur. Lol.

    Like!

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