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  1. Toddler Ive been watching old Law and Orders, and I have to say, Fontana isn't as bad as I remembered. I think people were just mad b/c he replaced Briscoe. He never stood a chance. 9 sec ago (0 replies)
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  2. Toddler We are considering a few boarding schools for high school and Iím on College Confidential. It is an anonymous forum and people have messaged me about schools to tell me that they...(more) 1 min ago (2 replies)
    Didnít like xyz school because there were too many international students or the politics of the community are too liberal etc. They donít post such things on the public forum but I wish they wouldnít ďconfideĒ
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    • Coll Con is for college. why are you on there? 33 sec ago
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    • What schools? 31 sec ago
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  3. Toddler Any birthday gift ideas for a 25y/o woman who loves dogs, makeup, and is pretty lowkey? (I bought her makeup for Xmas). TIA 2 min ago (1 reply)
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    • are you in NYC? Maybe a gift certificate to Canine Styles? 1 min ago
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  4. Toddler I heard about kids being prepped/practicing ACTs in elementary school. What the FUCK? 3 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Parents have lost their freaking minds. 2 min ago
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  5. Toddler Have you ever bought a car with all cash instead of financing? How does it work? What kind of payment does the dealer accept? I've seen people suggesting getting a cashier's check...(more) 4 min ago (25 replies)
    from the bank, but you can't do that without knowing the final price you'll end up paying.
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    • yes. you need a cashiers check 3 min ago
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    • Amex. 3 min ago
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    • you make the deal and then you bring a check 3 min ago
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    • they credit checked us as we sat there, and then we brought in a cashiers check the next day 3 min ago
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      • Why do they credit check you if you are paying with a cashiers check? 1 min ago
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    • what are chances you are driving it that day-usually they have to get the exact color etc you want so I imagine a day fro personal check to clear is ine 3 min ago
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      • OP: I should have specified--I'm buying a used car, so I would be negotiating for a specific car. 54 sec ago
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    • We used a cashiers check. 3 min ago
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    • I have done it and one time had a cashier's check (they called me that morning w/ the final price) and another time, they just took a regular check (maybe b/c I had purchased a...(more) 3 min ago
      car in the past from them)
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    • We could have paid with a regular check, ended up financing. 3 min ago
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    • Can you not put it on a cc? Too badóthink of all those points! 2 min ago
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      • who would have a credit limit that high? maybe an Amex 2 min ago
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        • Amex has "unlimited" (not truly but still) 1 min ago
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          • yeah, that's why i said maybe Amex 1 min ago
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            • ^but they don't do points, right? 57 sec ago
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        • i have no limit 1 min ago
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      • We did that (below). I am my mother's POA and I pay all her bills with my credit card, then she writes me a check every month. She doesn't care about points so it's a great deal. 47 sec ago
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      • Np. We did this with a cheap used car. $6k cash and 6k on the cc. Dealer would not do all cc. 32 sec ago
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      • car dealers ahve to pay a percent to the card companies. they wont allow you to put the entire car on a cc. 30 sec ago
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    • We just did. It was a used car so not terribly expensive as it could have been. We were allowed to put $4K on a credit card (which we paid immediatley did it for the points) and...(more) 2 min ago
      got a cashier's check for the rest of it.
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      • OP: So you came back another day to finish payment? Did they agree to hold the car for you? Thanks. 1 sec ago
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    • ugh we just bought a car for cash off of the lease and forgot we now need to change all the title and do that crap with theregistraiont Oh well 2 min ago
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    • we did a cashier's check but it was used car and only $12,000 2 min ago
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    • yes, cashier's check from the bank 1 min ago
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    • yes, 3k on CC (that was the max allowed), they told me the amount to get cashiers check for the balance 1 min ago
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  6. Toddler Need new iPhone. Should I get the 8 or 10? 4 min ago (1 reply)
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  7. Toddler Anyhone going to watch the Alienist tonight? 4 min ago (18 replies)
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    • I loved that book, so will probably watch it 3 min ago
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      • I loved the book too and I had forgotten the plot. I also forgot that this is cable TV, glad I did not have my kid watch. 3 sec ago
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    • I am. Remind me what the book was about? 3 min ago
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      • old time NYC, teddy roosevelt was chief of police, serieal killer , they use unconventional method to find killer, a "profiler" basically 2 min ago
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      • historical fiction sent in turn of the century NYC about a serial killer who is targeting young male, trans prositutes 2 min ago
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    • Me! I watched the preview last nightówhich seemed as long as an episode! 3 min ago
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      • was good? 2 min ago
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      • that wasn't an episode? 2 min ago
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      • It was the whole first episode. LOL 1 min ago
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        • that's funny . website says tonight is premier 40 sec ago
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    • I watched it last night 3 min ago
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      • [preview, not actual episode 1 min ago
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        • np - WTF? It was the first episode. 58 sec ago
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        • OR: What was it then? It was an hour and fifteen minutes long 53 sec ago
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          • beats me. i'm just telling you what tnt says 20 sec ago
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    • Saw it last night and it was good. Worth watching some more episodes. 11 sec ago
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    • loved that book-what channel? 4 sec ago
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  8. Toddler I have been watching old Law and Order episodes and its crazy how the issues are still the same from 20 years ago. 5 min ago (1 reply)
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    • and 20 years before that 4 min ago
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  9. Toddler Not sure how much longer i can go on with a crappy sex life 5 min ago (11 replies)
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    • what's so crappy about it? 5 min ago
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      • frequency, vanilla, he doesn't last 3 min ago
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    • what are your options to fix that? 5 min ago
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      • none, but divorce? :( 3 min ago
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        • well, if your only option is divorce, does that mean you've talked to him/her about this already and your partner is not willing to help solve the issue, or not able maybe? 2 min ago
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          • I'd say not able. he listens, he's kind - sex just isn't his thing - no making him better or seeing my concern 1 min ago
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            • I'd question how 'kind' he is if he can't see your concern. That takes a certain level of selfishness. 1 min ago
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    • if you are me, YEARS 4 min ago
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      • eek - how do you cope? 3 min ago
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      • Why do so many people settle for this! Either leave or have a fling 3 min ago
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    • that's one good thing about being single & dating. we get to try out lots of sex partners. 1 min ago
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  10. Toddler Ryan says that the Dems shut down the government over an unrelated issue. If so, why not just solve the issue and move on? 5 min ago (0 replies)
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  11. Toddler Favorite brunch below 14th street. Doesn't need to be kid friendly 6 min ago (4 replies)
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    • ugh don't know if this place is still around but it was old devil moon south of 14th. 5 min ago
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    • JANE 5 min ago
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    • I miss Pastis 4 min ago
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    • I find that I don't really go out to brunch anymore. It's kind of like the New Year's Eve of meals - you know? Forced fun. 2 min ago
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  12. Toddler Well well...just checked my paystab to compare taxes. Not cool at all. taxes was 395 in 17 and 538 in 18. wtf people? 6 min ago (9 replies)
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    • Did you max out of SS in the back half of '17? 6 min ago
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      • I always have the same withhoulding index. Nothing changed between 17 and 18 3 min ago
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        • How much do you make? 2 min ago
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        • What is your annual salary? 2 min ago
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          • 92K. I am single head of household 2 min ago
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            • Was head of household eliminated in the new tax? 1 min ago
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        • Itís not withholding. When you reach a max of SS thatís been taken out, they stop taking it out until January of the next year, then it starts up again. 53 sec ago
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  13. Toddler Itís me. Big day today. New job and brain scan. Please if you can send positive vibes. 8 min ago (18 replies)
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    • GOOD LUCK!!!!! 8 min ago
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      • Ty. I did not sleep at all. When I did sleep was riddled with weird dreams. 7 min ago
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    • absolutely 8 min ago
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    • Oh, my goodness. Best of luck on both fronts. Are you missing your first day for the brain scan? 8 min ago
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      • No, I work until 3 then mri is at 6:30pm. I have convinced myself that they will find something and rush me into the operating room. Iím titally freaked 7 min ago
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        • ^^^ I scheduledthe scan over a month ago. Didnít have the new job yet. Of course this is how my life always is. 6 min ago
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        • What have your symptoms been? I've had three MRIs (suspected MS). Good luck to you. 5 min ago
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          • Itís for family history of aneurysm. And I have high bp. But Iíve had a lot of floaters and my vision has been funny. 4 min ago
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            • Well, good for you for getting it checked out. All the best and report back. 2 min ago
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      • no, she is going after work 6 min ago
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    • shit I am on here too much-glad you didn't reschedule. get it over with GL!!!!! 6 min ago
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    • Good luck! Sounded like the new job was scanning you to ensure that you have a brain. 4 min ago
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    • done! what is the scan for? 3 min ago
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      • nevermind i see above 3 min ago
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      • Family history of aneurysm. But Iíve had weird vision/floaters too 2 min ago
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        • what kind of weird vision? 2 min ago
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          • Floaters and then I dunno. Not blurry or double vision, but sensitivity to light and then occasional tiny white dot 1 min ago
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            • youíre totally fine. 13 sec ago
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  14. Toddler NYC looks like it's going to threaten rain all day 9 min ago (4 replies)
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    • ok 8 min ago
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    • OMG!!!! 8 min ago
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    • Goodness gracious; what will we do?? 7 min ago
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    • It least it's not snow. 5 min ago
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  15. Toddler Today show with Jenna bush and john cena is a complete train wreck 9 min ago (1 reply)
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    • ITA. They can not give teh job to Jenna on a permanent basis 7 min ago
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  16. Toddler Another weekend - no good sex :/ 9 min ago (0 replies)
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  17. Toddler I have a really hard time with proper grammar. I wish there was a course I could take. 9 min ago (12 replies)
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    • I'm sure there is. 8 min ago
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    • Look on Lydia.com 7 min ago
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    • you wish there were a course you could take. 6 min ago
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      • np - I really tried not to write that. 6 min ago
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        • lol. I don't normally, but she specifically asked about grammar. 5 min ago
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          • I know. I was so tempted... 4 min ago
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            • I think when someone asks for grammar help, you get a free pass. 3 min ago
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      • Actually, OP has it right. There IS a course she can take, so it's was. 2 min ago
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        • She didn't know that before typing. 2 min ago
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        • This. Same with: I wish there was something I could do... There always is. 1 min ago
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    • I'll bet there are some good websites to help you. 6 min ago
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    • my MIL suggested the book, Grammar for Dummies, to my SIL 2 min ago
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  18. Toddler Friend told me her ds tried to kill himself. My ds has depression. Just found out a kid is missing from their high school. WTF is going on in this world? 10 min ago (29 replies)
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    • Sorry. I hope your DS is doing OK 9 min ago
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      • He's finally on a medication which is working. Thanks. I just feel so bad for our teens these days. This world is not good. 8 min ago
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        • Are you blaming your ds's depression on things happening in the outside world? 7 min ago
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          • It's a factor! 6 min ago
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            • Do you really think that it's a factor in depression? 5 min ago
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              • Yes. 4 min ago
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                • OK then. There is nothing I can say to that. 4 min ago
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          • np, back off lady, the world is a tough place. leave her alone. 6 min ago
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    • Ugh. I donít blame him. 9 min ago
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    • Nothing. In my world, the kids are all doing very well. 8 min ago
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      • Count your blessings. 8 min ago
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        • And you do the same. 7 min ago
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      • ^^In other world, it is not "this world". It is just a confluence of things happening in your own world right now. 8 min ago
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        • NP: Open your eyes. 7 min ago
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        • And this makes your post, response better? Do you even know what empathy is?? 6 min ago
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      • np, wow. just wow. 7 min ago
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      • Wow, you are just a horrible person. 7 min ago
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        • I am? Why? 6 min ago
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          • Because a woman posts a post that is full of fear and sadness and you just turn around and tell her it is all her and life is good with you. Rude. 6 min ago
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            • No - my point is that it's not about "this world". 4 min ago
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              • Sigh. You are either incredibly dense or just a troll. Either way, I tried. Bye! 3 min ago
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      • As far as you know. Not surprising that folks donít feel comfortable confiding in you. 4 min ago
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      • This is a disgraceful yet typical example of self serving responses. You suck. 3 min ago
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    • End of days 8 min ago
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    • too much pressure on kids. parents and the educational system are to blame. 7 min ago
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      • So the OP is to blame? 6 min ago
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    • I hear about so many teen mental health problems these days. I wish good health moving forward for your ds. 6 min ago
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  19. Toddler My grandmother died and at the funeral it was just mind boggling to see how many people she, basically, put on the earth. 10 kids. 41 grandchildren. 88 grandchildren (and...(more) 11 min ago (15 replies)
    counting). It is amazing and disturbing all at once.
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    • both my grandmothers were only responsible for 4 progeny total 10 min ago
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    • Wow, everyone had a big family and had them young too. 9 min ago
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      • I don't get the young part -my mom and her siblings all had kids in very early 20's, yes. But the grandkids? Wide variety with oldest great grandkids in college down to just born...(more) 3 min ago
        and their parents are mostly late 20's/early 30s.
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        • OR: My grandmother had her first of 8 kids at 19 but she has been dead 15 years! This woman lived to see more than 80 great gandkids. My grandma lived to see a few. 1 min ago
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    • interesting take on your gm funeral 9 min ago
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    • At least it's decreasing. She had 10, but among them, they had only 41, not 100. So that's a start! 9 min ago
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    • that's crazy. I'm from a much smaller family. My grandmother had 3 kids, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, that is it. 9 min ago
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      • My fatherís mother had one kid and 2 grandkids. 7 min ago
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    • i dont' blame her b/c it was a diff time, but the population growth on earth is v disturbing and will likely be our downfall in one way or another (war over resources,...(more) 7 min ago
      environmental collapse etc)
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      • This is why I said creepy/disturbing. 3 min ago
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    • Jesus. That is ridiculous 5 min ago
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    • Orthodox? 5 min ago
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    • Lol..why is that disturbing? Itís called life 4 min ago
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  20. Toddler How much is too much for a senior's grades to drop in thier last semester of school without repercussions from colleges? 12 min ago (8 replies)
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    • I think that is a very very very rare occurrence. 11 min ago
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      • But we like to dangle it over the kidís head just in case. 10 min ago
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    • This depends on the school and if they have scholarships that are based on their grades. 11 min ago
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      • And also if theyíre wait listed. 8 min ago
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    • It has to be bad. My not great kid got in to his current school from wait list and had major senioritis after and still got to go. 10 min ago
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    • How do you mean? If they don't receive a passing grade for a required course, they'd have to retake in order to graduate. Depending on the major, school, and course...(more) 9 min ago
      passing = nothing below a C.
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    • Usually they can drop to a C level with repercussions 8 min ago
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    • I got a C in second semester calc and Northwestern kept me... 8 min ago
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  21. Toddler Oh come on if the dems really believe mcconell will bring DACA up for a vote they are buying a bridge in brooklyn 14 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Lol, I think everyone who has seen the old evil turtle at work knows how the old turtle works. 13 min ago
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    • This is just beyond. Iím so angry. 12 min ago
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    • Then I guess he McConnell has chosen to keep the government shut down to make a point. 9 min ago
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    • What is happening? 8 min ago
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  22. Toddler Went to dinner with several neighborhood families including the family that just moved here. They homeschool their 3 kids and she is pg with a 4th. Her kids were WILD and...(more) 16 min ago (36 replies)
    neithermom nor dad batted an eyelid. Just kept on enjoying their meal. At the end of the evening she commented that it annoys her so much when people express surprise that she has a large family amd they homeschool them. I think when they express surprise, people aRe really thinking ďthose kids could sure use a little disciplineĒ
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    • defriend 15 min ago
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    • That was one of my fears with a large family. I worked really hard to keep them under control while out in public. 15 min ago
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      • You could do it, follow through is key. I have many friends with 4 kids who have really well behaved kids. 13 min ago
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        • it was hard sometimes, nut not impossible. i ahd one friend with two kids whose kids were much worse behaved than mine. But we definitely had out moments 12 min ago
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      • why the dislike. people absolutely HATE large families on here 9 min ago
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      • LOL then you will get the other side, its creepy, why are they so well behaved with so many of them, what does she do, beat them? 8 min ago
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    • lol! they were probably so happy to be with other kids. 14 min ago
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      • np - now that is a good point! 13 min ago
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      • Opó there was that but also the fact that they were so snotty and couging on other kids. One of the moms kept offering wet wipes and she just kept sayin ďno heís fineĒ i know...(more) 11 min ago
        somepeople ran home to Purel. Also, the table was left teashed. Another woman and I stayed to pick up crap while they just hustled on out.
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    • Op- it made me not want to do the group dinner thing if they will be there 13 min ago
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      • I don't blame you. 13 min ago
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      • Sometimes I think it drive people bonkers when someone is unapologetic. 12 min ago
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        • Yes!! 11 min ago
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          • But I think thatís more about us than the person not apologizing. 4 min ago
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        • That is me 4 min ago
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      • We have this one friend w/3 kids and they are soooo needy and whiny. I've stopped going to things where they will be b/c you can't have a conversation w/the mom w/o a kid there...(more) 12 min ago
        eveyr minute crying or asking for something.
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        • Thatís worse than wildness IMO. Np. 11 min ago
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          • ITA. I can tune out the noise especially if they aren't bugging us. 10 min ago
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          • Ita. Itís really rude and annoying. 10 min ago
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        • I hate that- no possibility for conversation 1 min ago
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      • And you'll get to have that choice. do you even like the parents? 12 min ago
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        • Op- this was the first time I met them. They were nice enough. They just didnít seem to care or notice how disruptive their kids were 10 min ago
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      • Np: I get it. We know a family and they refuse to discipline their dcs to the point they are actually hurting other kids/breaking things. I refuse to socialize with them. 12 min ago
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        • I know people who have been taking their DC to fancy restaurants since they were toddlers and they never learned to behave. they were occasionally asked to leave and it never...(more) 2 min ago
          fed them
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          • fazed not fed 1 min ago
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      • I donít blame you. Iíd feel the same way. It makes the evening stressful. 11 min ago
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      • I don't blame you! 9 min ago
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    • What kind of wild? 12 min ago
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      • In addition to being loud, they were the youngest kids there. Food all over, toys flying,...(more) 9 min ago
        Walking across people on the bench seats constantly. And the oarents did not even SIT w their kids. Put them all at one end of the table . With bigger kids that is fine but now the nearest adukt had to help them cut their food etc.
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    • do they homeschool or unschooled? 8 min ago
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      • Op- she said homeschool 8 min ago
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    • I can see that happening though the one family we know with 3 DC who homeschool, have really chill respectful DC. but the families in our old French immersion school had some...(more) 7 min ago
      serious brats
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      • three is not a lot of kids 6 min ago
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      • We had french neighbors and they were quite ďlaissez faireĒ 6 min ago
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        • most of the students at this school had american parents or maybe one sort of French parent 4 min ago
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  23. Toddler Just called to make my annual gyn appt, first available is the end of April. Wowza. 16 min ago (2 replies)
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    • And then you get 20 minutes. The state of health care is just appalling. 14 min ago
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  24. Toddler The one immigrant issue that is real is the MS13 gang issue. A very bad situation. 16 min ago (29 replies)
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    • This post has been deleted. 16 min ago
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    • We did it to ourselves 16 min ago
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      • we made them turn into violent killers? 14 min ago
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        • Do you know the history of MS13? 14 min ago
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          • please enlighten me oh wise one 14 min ago
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            • People fleeing the US-funded Salvadoran civil war came to the US, became part of US gangs, then went back home at the end of the war, took our gang culture with them. Since the US...(more) 12 min ago
              had no interest in cleaning up the mess they made, conditions in El Salvador went from bad to worse so a lot of them came back to the US and brought the gangs back.
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              • jesus take the wheel 11 min ago
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                • That's US foreign policy for you. We never think things through. Same thing happened when we intervened if Afghanistan. 11 min ago
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                  • np: and Iraq 10 min ago
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                    • Yep. Our actions created MS13, Al-Q, ISIS. 8 min ago
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                      • damned if we do...damned if we don't. How about if those persons who chose this way of life take responsibility for their actions 7 min ago
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        • we let them in 14 min ago
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        • MS13 would have never existed if the US had not been intent on propping up dictators/right-wing death squads in El Salvador. 9 min ago
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    • no no all the immigrants are working 7 jobs a day and have no time for gang activity 16 min ago
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      • are you being sarcastic? 15 min ago
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        • and they give half their earnings to charity 14 min ago
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    • that is scary stuff. 16 min ago
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      • so scary. I have friends who are Latino and there are areas they will never allow their kids to go, they are in more UMC areas and are afraid for their kids to be targeted. 14 min ago
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    • this is true but at least on LI many of those kids were born here 15 min ago
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      • Many were but some were not. Most of the unaccompanied minors were fleeing gang violence BUT it is also true that MS13 snuck some recruiters in with the kids allowed in, anyone...(more) 14 min ago
        who thinks otehrwise is very naive.
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        • ^^the vast majority of Latinos on LI are terrified of the gang and are not gang related but I don't know what the answer is for law enforcement because you can't be too PC about...(more) 12 min ago
          this gang.
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          • why do you even bring up PC? 11 min ago
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            • Because I think there are competing interests - wanting to not appear to be anti Latino or anti immigrant and supportive of the Latino community but at the same time ackonwledging...(more) 10 min ago
              that it is a major major concern, perhaps the largest concern currently.
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        • I lived in a town with this problem. Some (not all) were from even second generation families 12 min ago
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          • Yes, it is a mixed bag for sure. 12 min ago
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            • np - So what is the point re immigration? 9 min ago
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              • the whole package - many ARE immigrants, and yes there were some issues with MS13 sneaking in. They just arrested a bunch and some were undocumented. 7 min ago
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    • Why dislike? Sticking your head in the sand doesn't help and is in fact ANTI Latino becuase the people being the most harmed by this gang is Latino kids, most of whom are...(more) 11 min ago
      citizens.
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    • And cracking down on sanctuary cities only makes it much much worse because this gang targets other immigrants who are here illegally (and working and peaceful) and if those...(more) 9 min ago
      people don't come out and talk to police, then police cannot help
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  25. Toddler $150 gift ideas for a 25y/o? 18 min ago (5 replies)
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    • $150 visa gift card 18 min ago
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    • Fewer details please 18 min ago
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    • Is this 25 yo stone cold broke? 17 min ago
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    • occasion? 15 min ago
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