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    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-09-17 11:38:50.0 login to vote score 4
    How I feel after cleaning the dryer tubage and insides.



    Dust bunnies everywhere.

    The horror…

    The horror…


    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 11:41:08.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: Really?





    Really?


    I didn't get a pic, but I did like what I saw.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-09-17 11:43:01.0 login to vote score 6
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    valentinselezynov 3304 2014-09-17 11:44:53.0 login to vote score 4
    Drogba is starting for Chelsea tonight, for the very first time since he did this.


    (Score the winning penalty in the Champions League final, against Bayern Munich, in their own stadium, in 2012).

    He re-signed for Chelsea after leaving on that wonderful high, along with fellow new Summer buys Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.

    So i had to name my fantasy team 'Cesc, Drogs, and Costa Goals'.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-09-17 11:45:10.0 login to vote score 4
    Me leaving the laundry room:

    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2014-09-17 11:50:13.0 login to vote score 8
    valentinselezynov: Drogba is starting for Chelsea tonight, for the very first time since he did this.


    (Score the winning penalty in the Champions League final, against Bayern Munich, in their own stadium, in 2012).

    He re-signed for Chelsea after leaving on that wonderful high, along with fellow new Summer buys Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.

    So i had to name my fantasy team 'Cesc, Drogs, and Costa Goals'.


    What about the settee?



    Diego Costa is looking like a hell of a signing.
    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 11:52:46.0 login to vote score 2
    spongegirl circleskirt: Me leaving the laundry room:

    I hate to think of your panic attack if iggins and I had a chili eating and beer drinking contest and used your bathroom!
    valentinselezynov 3304 2014-09-17 11:59:15.0 login to vote score 2
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: What about the settee?



    Diego Costa is looking like a hell of a signing.


    He really, really does. I literally can't remember the last time Chelsea bought a new striker who immediately hit the ground running. Even Drogba had a pretty lacklustre first season, and after the disappointments Crespo, Schevchenko and Torres turned out to be, it is incredible to have a front man who has scored 7 goals in 4 games. I think you probably have to go back to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink for a new Chelsea striker to have such a positive impact on his first season.

    I also love the way he carries himself. Like a thug. So many foreign premiership players are quite delicate, but he seems to relish a scrap. The way he taunted the Everton player after his own goal was glorious as well.

    And Fabregas just scored!

    Sorry about Fulham.
    cardinal puff 887 2014-09-17 12:07:41.0 login to vote score 1
    eddyatwork: Yes I got a pic
    eddyatwork: I didn't get a pic

    Make up your mind, dammit!
    someone who may or may not be Hillary 2014-09-17 12:09:09.0 login to vote score -1
    "I'd rather submit stories where blacks behave badly than look for a job."
    cardinal puff 887 2014-09-17 12:12:04.0 login to vote score 4
    valentinselezynov: And Fabregas just scored!.

    I like his eggs. Very decorative.
    cardinal puff 887 2014-09-17 12:12:23.0 login to vote score 0
    someone who may or may not be Hillary: "I'd rather submit stories where blacks behave badly than look for a job."

    wut
    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 12:50:31.0 login to vote score 3
    cardinal puff: Make up your mind, dammit!

    I was just teasing iggy. I didn't get any pics because I'm not going to be the creep(ier) library guy.
    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 12:50:45.0 login to vote score 1
    cardinal puff: wut

    Some anonypansy is butthurt.
    xxplosiv 3123 2014-09-17 13:03:12.0 login to vote score 0
    texas raider:

    Now do it with ninja defenders and a super-seppuku-genie putting himself in a bottle that is being blown upwards and deflected by air from their swords as/after jumping off a cliff while doing ninja things.

    All i picture on that is psy and a self-pokeball-ation, oh well.
    xxplosiv 3123 2014-09-17 13:04:48.0 login to vote score 0
    ninja calorie drops i think, was about whatever that sentence was. magic rain?
    cardinal puff 887 2014-09-17 13:16:27.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: Some anonypansy is butthurt.

    I guess so!
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 13:58:28.0 login to vote score 5
    Hi! Just doing my weekly check-in to make sure Grahams hasn't pulled the plug yet =P. How goes it?!
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:11:20.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Hi! Just doing my weekly check-in to make sure Grahams hasn't pulled the plug yet =P. How goes it?!

    We're fine! The usual, derp, BAWWW, and butthurt.

    Your name came up in a thread, someone asking if you had popped yet. Natch, I can't find it now.
    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 14:11:49.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Hi! Just doing my weekly check-in to make sure Grahams hasn't pulled the plug yet =P. How goes it?!

    There's more butthurt and BAWWW than you can shake a GUN at!
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:12:37.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: Hi! Just doing my weekly check-in to make sure Grahams hasn't pulled the plug yet =P. How goes it?!

    Ahh, here it is.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:12:40.0 login to vote score 5
    intentionally left blank: We're fine! The usual, derp, BAWWW, and butthurt.

    Your name came up in a thread, someone asking if you had popped yet. Natch, I can't find it now.


    I wish. I feel like my tail bone is going to break at any moment and I feel like a moo cow. But I also know someone who lost their baby yesterday at 34 weeks due to umbilical cord wrapping around his neck 4 times, so I have to be grateful my babe is still cooking in there. It still hurts like a bitch though
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:13:04.0 login to vote score 2
    eddyatwork: There's more butthurt and BAWWW than you can shake a GUN at!

    I can shake my multiple GUNS at a lot though! =P
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:13:47.0 login to vote score 5
    selectivedisclosure: I wish. I feel like my tail bone is going to break at any moment and I feel like a moo cow. But I also know someone who lost their baby yesterday at 34 weeks due to umbilical cord wrapping around his neck 4 times, so I have to be grateful my babe is still cooking in there. It still hurts like a bitch though

    Hang in there -- only 18 more years to go!
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:15:31.0 login to vote score 4
    intentionally left blank: Hang in there -- only 18 more years to go!

    Hahaha! I'm going to love every other minute of it. *sigh* So whatever happened with a certain someone's bankruptcy? Or am I not allowed to talk about fight club?
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:15:55.0 login to vote score 2
    Speaking of moo cows:


    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:17:20.0 login to vote score 4
    selectivedisclosure: Hahaha! I'm going to love every other minute of it. *sigh* So whatever happened with a certain someone's bankruptcy? Or am I not allowed to talk about fight club?

    Oh, he came in here and bragged about how it was a tactical move, that the trailer wasn't his home, and the garnisment was just a chess move in The Big Picture™, said he flew to NYC, flew back, then vanished.
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2014-09-17 14:17:40.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Hahaha! I'm going to love every other minute of it. *sigh* So whatever happened with a certain someone's bankruptcy? Or am I not allowed to talk about fight club?

    You can't talk about fight club, but derp club is always in session.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:18:01.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: Speaking of moo cows:


    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:18:16.0 login to vote score 3
    selectivedisclosure: I can shake my multiple GUNS at a lot though! =P

    <iggy>
    Pictures of said GUNS?
    </iggy>


    /runz
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:19:09.0 login to vote score 5
    intentionally left blank: Oh, he came in here and bragged about how it was a tactical move, that the trailer wasn't his home, and the garnisment was just a chess move in The Big Picture™, said he flew to NYC, flew back, then vanished.

    Comedy. All very Eager™ of him
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:19:28.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank:
    Pictures of said GUNS?



    /runz



    They're all shotguns b/c I can't aim for shit.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:19:45.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Hahaha! I'm going to love every other minute of it. *sigh* So whatever happened with a certain someone's bankruptcy? Or am I not allowed to talk about fight club?

    last seen here
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:20:47.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: They're all shotguns b/c I can't aim for shit.

    There is a whole genre of that kind of porn.









    /or did I just say too much?
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:21:51.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: There is a whole genre of that kind of porn.


    /or did I just say too much?


    LOL. I have a rifle too. Oh and randomly a musket that's over 100 years old but I wouldn't recommend firing that one...
    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 14:26:33.0 login to vote score 0
    Work's done in five minutes and then I have two days off. YAY!
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:29:38.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: Work's done in five minutes and then I have two days off. YAY!

    I'm jealous! Plus the weekend?!
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:33:01.0 login to vote score 0
    Janet Yellen's accent makes it sound like she should be loudly smacking gum while talking.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:33:27.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: I'm jealous! Plus the weekend?!

    Are you working right up to The Day?
    bunnythor 544 2014-09-17 14:34:08.0 login to vote score 4
    I saw red hot nuts and was expecting to see major BG drama. Oh well, this is fine too. Have an anigif.


    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:38:17.0 login to vote score 3
    intentionally left blank: Are you working right up to The Day?

    Yeah. Turns out I'm the first at my Firm to get pregnant so they didn't have a maternity policy. The partners had a meeting about it and the stupid cunt in HR walks in and first thing she says is that "typically maternity leave isn't paid." That's not true. Sure it isn't always paid, but plenty of Firms an businesses offer paid leave. So I GET NOTHING from them. Not a cent. I get a few thousand from the paid vacation and sick leave I have saved up (thank God I didn't get morning sickness and have to take that off!) and I get a whopping $500 a week from our short term disability insurance, but only up to 5 weeks (whopping $2,500). At first they said I'd get 60% pay, but no. It's 60% "up to $500 a week" which is no where near my salary.

    I'm convinced this is all a tactic to prevent me from taking the 12 weeks I want off to spend with my child, so I'm not budging. So what, I get diddly squat. We have savings and I'll see you assholes in January. So yeah, I'm working until I absolutely can't because the measly pay that kicks in after I leave isn't shit.
    valentinselezynov 3304 2014-09-17 14:43:17.0 login to vote score 1
    'A blackbelt only covers two inches of your ass. You need to cover the rest'
    - Roycie Gracie

    I really didn't expect to read anything quite so profound while playing UFC 14. Maybe knowing a martial art really does automatically make you sagacious.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 14:45:08.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Yeah. Turns out I'm the first at my Firm to get pregnant so they didn't have a maternity policy. The partners had a meeting about it and the stupid cunt in HR walks in and first thing she says is that "typically maternity leave isn't paid." That's not true. Sure it isn't always paid, but plenty of Firms an businesses offer paid leave. So I GET NOTHING from them. Not a cent. I get a few thousand from the paid vacation and sick leave I have saved up (thank God I didn't get morning sickness and have to take that off!) and I get a whopping $500 a week from our short term disability insurance, but only up to 5 weeks (whopping $2,500). At first they said I'd get 60% pay, but no. It's 60% "up to $500 a week" which is no where near my salary.

    I'm convinced this is all a tactic to prevent me from taking the 12 weeks I want off to spend with my child, so I'm not budging. So what, I get diddly squat. We have savings and I'll see you assholes in January. So yeah, I'm working until I absolutely can't because the measly pay that kicks in after I leave isn't shit.


    Yeah, Human Resources are neither human nor resources.

    That sucks.


    ...hey! I bet you know a lolyer who could check on that stuff...
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 14:58:26.0 login to vote score 3
    intentionally left blank: Yeah, Human Resources are neither human nor resources.

    That sucks.


    ...hey! I bet you know a lolyer who could check on that stuff...


    LOL, yes. But paid leave is indeed a privilege and not a right. She totally hosed me. Plus side is I guess my salary is frozen starting in October so I'll betcha my withholding was too much for the year! I should get a sweet refund in April.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 15:01:58.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: LOL, yes. But paid leave is indeed a privilege and not a right. She totally hosed me. Plus side is I guess my salary is frozen starting in October so I'll betcha my withholding was too much for the year! I should get a sweet refund in April.

    Yeah, because of my mom's estate, I've been overwithholding, because when the final disbursement happens, taxes will be a bear. The upside is I get rewarded.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 15:03:35.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: Yeah, because of my mom's estate, I've been overwithholding, because when the final disbursement happens, taxes will be a bear. The upside is I get rewarded.

    Oh it indeed will. I'm not sure I knew about you losing your mom. My condolences.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 15:04:58.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: Oh it indeed will. I'm not sure I knew about you losing your mom. My condolences.

    8 years ago in August. Thanks.

    The estate should have been closed years ago, but the executor, my brother, is as bad as I am about procrastinating.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 15:06:24.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: 8 years ago in August. Thanks.

    The estate should have been closed years ago, but the executor, my brother, is as bad as I am about procrastinating.


    You filed the return for it within the deadline though, right?! RIGHT?
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 15:06:49.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: You filed the return for it within the deadline though, right?! RIGHT?

    yes.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 15:07:58.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: yes.

    Phew! The number of people who miss that is staggering. Then the damn feds get even more of your inheritance, the bastards!
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 15:08:01.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: You filed the return for it within the deadline though, right?! RIGHT?

    My brother may be a foot-dragger, but her lolyer was generally pretty good at getting things done. All the taxes the estate itself owes have been paid.
    bunnythor 544 2014-09-17 15:08:05.0 login to vote score 3
    selectivedisclosure: LOL, yes. But paid leave is indeed a privilege and not a right.

    In America.

    In actual civilized countries, generous portions of both maternity and paternity leave are guaranteed by law.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 15:08:57.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: Phew! The number of people who miss that is staggering. Then the damn feds get even more of your inheritance, the bastards!

    My mom's lolyer had her stuff handled as much as possible by trusts, but there is some real cash that still exists, plus assets.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 15:10:13.0 login to vote score 1
    bunnythor: In America.

    In actual civilized countries, generous portions of both maternity and paternity leave are guaranteed by law.



    Yup, don't remind me. Sure must be nice for those families!
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 15:12:38.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: My mom's lolyer had her stuff handled as much as possible by trusts, but there is some real cash that still exists, plus assets.

    Good to hear! I've randomly acquired an expertise in trusts and estates. I got asked to speak at a conference a few years back and agreed, despite the fact I knew diddly squat about deductions and forming trusts. I basically taught myself and now I've spoken at about 4 and have probate more estates than I have tried big cases. But don't call me a probate lolyer. I still call myself a civil litigator, only because litigation does take up the majority of my time. Just by the time things actually get to trial I've randomly probated like 10 estates. LOL
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 15:21:01.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: Good to hear! I've randomly acquired an expertise in trusts and estates. I got asked to speak at a conference a few years back and agreed, despite the fact I knew diddly squat about deductions and forming trusts. I basically taught myself and now I've spoken at about 4 and have probate more estates than I have tried big cases. But don't call me a probate lolyer. I still call myself a civil litigator, only because litigation does take up the majority of my time. Just by the time things actually get to trial I've randomly probated like 10 estates. LOL

    So... are you properly licensed to professionally advise estate planning in Colorado?


    /come and visit, bring the babby
    //and the Depends. I like my furniture.
    ///runz
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-09-17 15:35:10.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: Good to hear! I've randomly acquired an expertise in trusts and estates. I got asked to speak at a conference a few years back and agreed, despite the fact I knew diddly squat about deductions and forming trusts. I basically taught myself and now I've spoken at about 4 and have probate more estates than I have tried big cases. But don't call me a probate lolyer. I still call myself a civil litigator, only because litigation does take up the majority of my time. Just by the time things actually get to trial I've randomly probated like 10 estates. LOL

    Hi Mom! Have you been reading Scary Mommy to scare yourself? :)
    vet_curm 1500 2014-09-17 15:39:31.0 login to vote score 3
    selectivedisclosure: I wish. I feel like my tail bone is going to break at any moment and I feel like a moo cow. But I also know someone who lost their baby yesterday at 34 weeks due to umbilical cord wrapping around his neck 4 times, so I have to be grateful my babe is still cooking in there. It still hurts like a bitch though

    That's pretty much what my daughter said about her final month.

    Her baby did not take after her (i.e. less than 5 pounds and small like she was) but instead seemed to take more after me (big baby, large head, nearly 8 pounds - still not as big as I was, though, thank goodness - I got the hospital record for length)

    My granddaughter is 95+ percentile for size, weight, and cranial circumference and has continued to maintain that, bigger than babies three or four months older than she is.

    I had hoped my descendents would not take after me as far as birth size was concerned, but such seems to not be the case.

    My position was and is we could always fatten them up after they were born.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 15:40:50.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure:


    spongegirl circleskirt: Hi Mom! Have you been reading Scary Mommy to scare yourself? :)

    Oooh, speaking of, don't throw a combination Halloween/Birthday party for him as he grows up. Kids hate that.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-09-17 15:58:02.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: Oooh, speaking of, don't throw a combination Halloween/Birthday party for him as he grows up. Kids hate that.

    Never did that to my boy! He's an October babby!
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-09-17 16:01:04.0 login to vote score 1
    Plus Spongeboy hates parties. He is a true introvert by nature. Not shy, just would rather not engage with you if he doesn't feel like it.

    SQUATCHMODE
    I don't think it's right to go with a child's natural personality for years and years.
    END SQUATCHMODE
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:07:04.0 login to vote score 1
    vet_curm: That's pretty much what my daughter said about her final month.

    Her baby did not take after her (i.e. less than 5 pounds and small like she was) but instead seemed to take more after me (big baby, large head, nearly 8 pounds - still not as big as I was, though, thank goodness - I got the hospital record for length)

    My granddaughter is 95+ percentile for size, weight, and cranial circumference and has continued to maintain that, bigger than babies three or four months older than she is.

    I had hoped my descendents would not take after me as far as birth size was concerned, but such seems to not be the case.

    My position was and is we could always fatten them up after they were born.


    Yup, same thing happened here! Baby is in the 95th percentile for height (and we assume weight but it's hard to get that in the womb). The tech at our anatomy scan did a double take at my small frame and his screen, then looked up at my 6 foot 4, broad husband and said, "Welp. Looks like junior takes after his dad." OUCH. My belly popped at around 12 weeks.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:08:16.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: Oooh, speaking of, don't throw a combination Halloween/Birthday party for him as he grows up. Kids hate that.

    Never! My bday is October 20th and that never happened to me. OF course, if he's 2 weeks late (which I hear happens, he will be born on the day before Halloween and that is something I will probably have to deal with. I can't even think that way though. No! I can't! He is coming EARLY DAMNIT!
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:09:24.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: So... are you properly licensed to professionally advise estate planning in Colorado?


    /come and visit, bring the babby
    //and the Depends. I like my furniture.
    ///runz



    You know what's funny? I have both TX and NM law licenses. My NM license gives me reciprocity to practice in Colorado, I just have to apply for it. So I wouldn't even need to take the Bar there.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:09:57.0 login to vote score 1
    spongegirl circleskirt: Hi Mom! Have you been reading Scary Mommy to scare yourself? :)

    I've glanced at it a few times. I'm already terrified! My body has betrayed me!
    farkmeblind 482 2014-09-17 16:25:44.0 login to vote score 2
    Haiku for Ferguson

    There aren’t enough sounds
    To contain my grief knowing
    All I’ve done is nought.

    farkmeblind 482 2014-09-17 16:27:59.0 login to vote score 0
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: His publisher has been pretty aggressive with takedown notices, from what I hear.

    There used to be a Larson Hall at the California Academy of Science. When they renovated, they asked permission to rebuild it in the new facility. He refused.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-09-17 16:30:22.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: Yup, same thing happened here! Baby is in the 95th percentile for height (and we assume weight but it's hard to get that in the womb). The tech at our anatomy scan did a double take at my small frame and his screen, then looked up at my 6 foot 4, broad husband and said, "Welp. Looks like junior takes after his dad." OUCH. My belly popped at around 12 weeks.

    I found out with my daughters that their mother controlled what size the babies were going to be.

    What I found out with my granddaughter was that the mother's father played a significant part of the baby's birth size.

    (BTW, way back there when my mother was carrying me, there were no ultrasound scans, and her doctor told her she was carrying twins - it was just me, though. No C-section, just a looong labor with the doc finally asking and receiving permission from my dad to use forceps on my head because my mother was getting completely exhausted)
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:32:38.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: I found out with my daughters that their mother controlled what size the babies were going to be.

    What I found out with my granddaughter was that the mother's father played a significant part of the baby's birth size.

    (BTW, way back there when my mother was carrying me, there were no ultrasound scans, and her doctor told her she was carrying twins - it was just me, though. No C-section, just a looong labor with the doc finally asking and receiving permission from my dad to use forceps on my head because my mother was getting completely exhausted)


    How interesting. I'm adopted. I do have some info on my bio mom, who was a brunette shrimp. All it says about my bio dad is that he was very tall and blonde handsome. I ended up being a blonde shrimp, so 50/50. Maybe this kiddo takes after my dad? Interesting.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-09-17 16:34:10.0 login to vote score 1
    Also, in college my parents were friends with a couple, and both the women were due about the same time.

    My dad's friend was about 6'5" - my dad only 5'11".

    They both had sons, but I was almost twice as big as his son (apparently small babies ran in his wife's family). My father had some fun with that.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:34:28.0 login to vote score 3
    LOL, my poor husband. I actually had to have the talk with him that if the baby comes out looking like no one we know, it doesn't mean I cheated =P. Not knowing your genes kinda sucks.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:35:45.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: Also, in college my parents were friends with a couple, and both the women were due about the same time.

    My dad's friend was about 6'5" - my dad only 5'11".

    They both had sons, but I was almost twice as big as his son (apparently small babies ran in his wife's family). My father had some fun with that.


    My dad (not bio) is 5'10-5'11 and both of my brothers (his biological children) are over 6 feet tall. I think you're onto something about the mother's family dictating size.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-09-17 16:36:44.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: How interesting. I'm adopted. I do have some info on my bio mom, who was a brunette shrimp. All it says about my bio dad is that he was very tall and blonde handsome. I ended up being a blonde shrimp, so 50/50. Maybe this kiddo takes after my dad? Interesting.

    My mother went nearly 12 pounds - her mother was only 5'2", and her labor went on more than two days - they only did C-sections back then when they had no choice - there were no antibiotics for controlling infection.
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-09-17 16:36:49.0 login to vote score 5
    selectivedisclosure: LOL, my poor husband. I actually had to have the talk with him that if the baby comes out looking like no one we know, it doesn't mean I cheated =P. Not knowing your genes kinda sucks.


    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:39:02.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-09-17 16:39:32.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: My mother went nearly 12 pounds - her mother was only 5'2", and her labor went on more than two days - they only did C-sections back then when they had no choice - there were no antibiotics for controlling infection.

    GOOD GOD!
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-09-17 16:41:45.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure:

    The very first time I watched Spaceballs, my parents had to pause the VCR because I couldn't stop laughing after that scene. :-)
    vet_curm 1500 2014-09-17 16:42:39.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure: LOL, my poor husband. I actually had to have the talk with him that if the baby comes out looking like no one we know, it doesn't mean I cheated =P. Not knowing your genes kinda sucks.

    The genealogical DNA tests can tell you some, although if you're like most white Americans, what it will tell you is that you're mostly of European origin.

    My closest Y chromosome match indicates a common male ancestor more than 200 years ago. I keep hoping someone will pop up that I don't already know about, though.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-09-17 16:45:57.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: GOOD GOD!

    Yeah. Nowadays, that would be an automatic C-section, no question about it.

    (my maternal grandmother was a truly formidable women - a real force of nature - sort of like Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies, just not as backwoodsy since she'd grown up in a city of 200,000 people)
    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 17:33:22.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: I'm jealous! Plus the weekend?!

    Well, I only work three days a week so I get two weekends a week. I work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I freaking love this schedule so much because it allows me to save up my strength for yelling at the students when they get rambunctious.
    eddyatwork 998 2014-09-17 17:36:03.0 login to vote score 2
    selectivedisclosure: stupid cunt in HR

    That pretty much describes all of them. To be fair, the FMLA protects your job for a certain length of time along with your health coverage (unless the ACA changed this which I doubt), but no, the time does not have to be paid. Still, you'd think a legal firm would want to retain their talent.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-09-17 17:38:59.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: You know what's funny? I have both TX and NM law licenses. My NM license gives me reciprocity to practice in Colorado, I just have to apply for it. So I wouldn't even need to take the Bar there.

    It doesn't matter, really. If I could afford you, I couldn't afford your travel budget. :-)

    farkmeblind 482 2014-09-17 17:46:27.0 login to vote score 1
    throwingknife 1634 2014-09-17 17:55:38.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: That pretty much describes all of them. To be fair, the FMLA protects your job for a certain length of time along with your health coverage (unless the ACA changed this which I doubt), but no, the time does not have to be paid. Still, you'd think a legal firm would want to retain their talent.

    HR's job is to make sure that the right paperwork is filled out so that employees can't sue when they get screwed over.

    You'd think they'd want to retain talent, but I think law firms aren't swimming in nearly as much cash as you'd think. Employee lawyers are expected to bill a crapload of hours. Billing zero really hurts badly.
    mimir 6886 2014-09-17 18:15:41.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: LOL, my poor husband. I actually had to have the talk with him that if the baby comes out looking like no one we know, it doesn't mean I cheated =P. Not knowing your genes kinda sucks.

    Amusingly, my son gets told that he looks like me a lot more often than he gets told that he looks like his mom.

    This, despite sharing no genetic background.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-09-17 18:20:19.0 login to vote score 0
    mimir: Amusingly, my son gets told that he looks like me a lot more often than he gets told that he looks like his mom.

    This, despite sharing no genetic background.


    Funny, no one said that to me about my brother, despite us having similar facial structures. Must be that melanin thing...
    bunnythor 544 2014-09-17 18:34:19.0 login to vote score 0
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