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  1. NYC Schools Real vs polite waitlist?...(more) 2-8-2017 3:26pm (8 replies)
    Which one are we on for pre-k..says how great it was to meet DS by name, loved our family, but sorry too many applicants and not enough space?
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    • its always real. just depends on if you will get off of it. what school? 2-8-2017 3:27pm
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    • things move, but usually not very much. if you can work the waitlist you have a much better chance. do you have a preschool director who can help? 2-8-2017 3:28pm
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      • ^also depends on school. 2-8-2017 3:28pm
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      • OP: applying from a nursery-5th grade school. am I able to use the admissions director for help if we're technically leaving in the middle? 2-8-2017 3:35pm
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    • you won't know unless you call. 2-8-2017 3:28pm
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      • can you just outright be like "how does it look" when you call? or is that pushy? 2-8-2017 3:32pm
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    • my dd got off waitlist from top tier highschool 2-8-2017 3:31pm
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    • OP: other thing is DS is Aug bday so would just turn 4 for pre-k. Is the waitlist a sign that we should hold back a year? We did w older DS but he has delays so was easy decision. 2-8-2017 3:34pm
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  2. NYC Schools Private school deposit and tuition...(more) 2-8-2017 12:06pm (14 replies)
    my dc got into a good private for middle school but won't hear from public schools until april. the private contract says once you pay deposit, you are committed for full year tuition even if don't attend. does anyone know if schools typically enforce that provision or just keep your deposit?
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    • Some absolutely do. 2-8-2017 12:07pm
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    • is that what it says? ISAAGNY contracts typically say they keep the deposit but let you off the hook for the rest if you tell them by May 1 or June 1 or some otther date. read...(more) 2-8-2017 12:07pm
      again. if not, call the school. this is not the first time they have dealt with this and they do have a process
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    • i know you will lose your deposit. because you will give up a spot they could have given to someone else, likely they will pursue the tuition as well. and rightly so. 2-8-2017 12:08pm
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    • depends how good of a school, the best ones will not hold you to it because they have a line 50 feet deep of replacements for that spots, somewhere like Avenues will keep your $$ 2-8-2017 12:08pm
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      • This is completely incorrect. 2-8-2017 12:09pm
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        • says Avenues mom. 2-8-2017 12:09pm
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          • Oh hardly. My kids went to what you'd call a "best" school and they held several families to the year's tuition after they withdrew. 2-8-2017 12:11pm
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            • I am on the board of a school and we struggle with this all the time, but we do hold people to the dealdines and deposit guidelines. that said if this is an iSAAGny school the...(more) 2-8-2017 12:14pm
              contract says the deposit is retained, not the whole tuition,typicaly by May 1 or May 15 or June 1...so she will only lose her deposit not the whole year. i thnk she's not reading it right, unless it's not an ISAAGNY school, which I do think avenues is not. HM is not either
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              • Yes, I agree with this. 2-8-2017 12:15pm
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              • This is correct, publics notify in April so you should not lose more than the deposit. 2-8-2017 12:23pm
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        • Its absolutely correct. 2-8-2017 12:09pm
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          • - no subject -...(more) 2-8-2017 12:19pm
            It is an ISAAGNY school but the contract says you are committed once you sign it and submit the deposit
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            • that's unusual and not in accordance with iSAAGNY rules. call them, you are not the first person to ask this question and there is no penalty for asking 2-8-2017 12:30pm
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    • this has actually been litigated. if the school can fill the spot, then they have no damages, and no basis to hold you to the full year's tuition. But it will be very hard to get...(more) 10-16-2017 3:57pm
      the deposit back even if they find someone else to pay the full year.
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  3. NYC Schools Http://www.957espn.com/2017/02/05/sb51lifoxtv-patriots-vs-falcons-live-stream-watch-super-bowl-51-online/...(more) 2-5-2017 11:39am (0 replies)
  4. NYC Schools Http://www.957espn.com/2017/02/05/sb51lifoxtv-patriots-vs-falcons-live-stream-watch-super-bowl-51-online/...(more) 2-5-2017 11:26am (0 replies)
  5. NYC Schools Http://www.kc1021.com/2017/02/05/cbswatch-super-bowl-2017-live-stream-falcons-vs-patriots-live-usa-feb-05-on-line/...(more) 2-5-2017 10:01am (0 replies)
  6. NYC Schools Http://www.987thesong.com/2017/02/04/putlocker-hdwatch-split-2017-online-movie-free-full/...(more) 2-4-2017 5:12am (0 replies)
  7. NYC Schools Feedback for 9th anyone?...(more) 1-31-2017 9:18pm (0 replies)
    Heard positive feedback from Browning.
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  8. NYC Schools Does anyone know anything about St. Luke's school in the west village? Can you tell me more about it? 1-30-2017 2:32pm (6 replies)
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    • I know people who sent their kids. WHat is your question? Seems like a nice, low-key neighborhood school. WOuld also look at Little Red, VCS, Grace and C&C. 1-30-2017 2:38pm
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      • Academics good? 1-30-2017 2:41pm
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        • I guess I don't really know enough. Sorry. 1-30-2017 2:43pm
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          • That's okay! 1-30-2017 2:43pm
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            • It is very sweet, good school but gentle. I live close to it. 1-31-2017 7:43pm
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              • also the school is being ecpsnded. My neighbors went thete snd liked it,nolder one st bucknell college and ypunger one nowvat grace church hs 1-31-2017 9:45pm
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  9. NYC Schools Does horace mann notify all grades the same day (e.g., K, MS, HS)? 1-30-2017 11:15am (2 replies)
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    • No. Different timelines 1-30-2017 11:19am
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      • on website for each it says "first 2 weeks of feb" 1-30-2017 11:28am
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  10. NYC Schools 1st grade admission...(more) 1-27-2017 1:53pm (3 replies)
    has anyone had luck getting accepted into Poly, BC or Packer 1st grade, since they only take very few kids at this stage? If so, when did BC interview? We haven't heard anything from them yet, since it is so late in the season I am assuming we have no chance.
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    • can't you get into POly whenever you want? 1-27-2017 1:54pm
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    • you are trying to get in for this year? just call admissions and ask for an update at this point 1-27-2017 1:55pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:59pm
        they told me that they still do not know. My question is do they really not known yet at the end of January or they are just not interested in us? Wondering when people that got in at non entry points were called
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  11. NYC Schools Admission to 1st grade...(more) 1-27-2017 1:52pm (16 replies)
    Please tell me what are the chances of getting into 1st grade to Poly, BC and Packer? When does BC interview for 1st grade? It seems so late in the application process, so wondering if there is still hope to hear from them if haven't so far.
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    • can't you get into POly whenever you want? 1-27-2017 1:52pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:55pm
        how is that?
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        • fair to middling 1-27-2017 1:55pm
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    • have you contacted them? there is always slight attrition in the first grade class because people move or realize they can't really afford private. 1-27-2017 1:53pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:56pm
        that is right, all say based on attrition, but I am wondering when they actually determine that spots open up? I am trying to figure out if at this point they aalready known about attrition or still too early
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        • it can happen at any time, the best thing you can do is follow up regularly and make it clear that you would jump at the spot if offered. 1-27-2017 1:57pm
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        • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:59pm
          how much is "too much" following up?
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          • when was the last time you checked in? 1-27-2017 2:02pm
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            • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 2:22pm
              a couple of weeks ago
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    • If it's helpful, our contracts and deposits for next year were due on the 25th. They should know next week if there are spots should kno 1-27-2017 2:01pm
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      • np: nyc private, and ours aren't due until late feb 1-27-2017 2:03pm
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        • I'm in one of the schools she listed. Came as a surprise to me and my wallet too but it is usually a week or two later 1-27-2017 2:07pm
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          • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 2:22pm
            what do you mean a week or 2 later?
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 2:21pm
        that is very helpful! thank you so much!!!
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      • BC...(more) 1-27-2017 2:24pm
        does BC usually have a few spot available for 1st grade or that would be unusual?
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    • - no subject -...(more) 1-28-2017 7:16am
      following up, to those that entered BC in 1st grade, do you remember when your interviews were?
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  12. NYC Schools Xavier Ignatius Scholars program...(more) 1-24-2017 9:06pm (1 reply)
    What are your thoughts? DS accepted with out a small Sholarship amount
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    • - no subject -...(more) 1-25-2017 4:02am
      Meant with a
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  13. NYC Schools Any teachers on? I teach a class and the pre-k kids want to make their own puppet show. I have scoured all libraries for good books that could spark ideas on how to make the...(more) 1-23-2017 8:42pm (16 replies)
    puppets and write the show, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    • You are overthinking. Sick puppets. 1-23-2017 8:43pm
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      • ^sock 1-23-2017 8:45pm
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        • keep it simple, stupid. love it 2-12-2017 1:46pm
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    • The easiest puppets IMO and experience is popsicle stick pupets or tongue depressor puppets. They make their character or person on card stock (file cards), cut out and glue/tape...(more) 1-23-2017 8:45pm
      to popsicle stick. ANother easy one is using their index and pointer fingers as the legs poked through a shape. Do they want to write the show together? Otherwise, a couple of small groups each write a show.
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      • ^ pre-K requires teachers to do most of the work! 1-23-2017 8:45pm
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      • ^ Oh did you want a book suggestion? 1-23-2017 8:47pm
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        • op:Yes, and not necessarily about making puppets, just about putting on the show. Wasn't there a Curious George about him staging a puppet opera? 1-23-2017 8:52pm
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    • What makes you think they don't have ideas on their own? 1-23-2017 8:45pm
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      • np: I'm sure they do but 4 yos don't always think logically or practically (which is their beauty but teacher should reel it in) 1-23-2017 8:46pm
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        • Puppet shows don't need to be logical or rational 1-23-2017 8:47pm
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          • nevermind. I'm not going to argue with you 1-23-2017 8:48pm
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        • op: Thank you! My original post was a bit confusing--the puppets are largely made and we are figuring out how to make them move and how to write and stage various stories that...(more) 1-23-2017 8:49pm
          kids are making up about the puppets. I need help bringing some of the ambitious ideas to life and thought a book on the theme would be nice.
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      • op: They absolutely do! The puppets are made. We are just figuring out how to make a stage, write the show, etc, and they have great ideas! I just thought as we read a lot...(more) 1-23-2017 8:47pm
        that a puppet themed book would be nice, and potentially spark even more ideas.
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        • What about Balloons over Broadway about the Macy Parade balloons? 1-23-2017 8:51pm
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    • pinterest! 1-23-2017 8:45pm
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    • Wooden spoon puppets are cute. Glue yarn for hair and cut out fabric of paper for clothes 1-23-2017 8:46pm
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  15. NYC Schools Http://www.kc1021.com/2017/01/21/padukone-3-watch-xxx-return-of-xander-cage-movie-online-free-full/...(more) 1-21-2017 8:48pm (0 replies)
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  18. NYC Schools First choice letter for middle school at a progressive private? Or are these letters frowned upon? 1-18-2017 10:25am (8 replies)
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    • only frowned upon if you send it to more than one school. they all talk to each other. 1-18-2017 10:27am
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      • np well, duh. Is anyone here stupid enough to do that? 1-18-2017 10:28am
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        • That would be hilarious!!! 1-18-2017 10:30am
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      • Is this really true? 1-18-2017 10:29am
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        • why don't you try it out. go ahead and lie, in writing, on your dc's behalf and see how that works out 1-18-2017 10:31am
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        • why the dislike? It seems paranoid to think that admissions officers are calling each other to compare notes 1-18-2017 10:37am
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          • you simply never know and you're putting your kid's future in jeopardy. ask your dc if they think it's a good idea 1-18-2017 10:47am
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    • OP: I only have one first choice...so, will write to the one school. 1-18-2017 10:35am
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  19. NYC Schools This post has been deleted. 1-18-2017 12:50am (0 replies)
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  20. NYC Schools Is the high school at LREI super druggie? what are the kids like? 1-14-2017 12:14am (0 replies)
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  21. NYC Schools Tell me about Trevor for high school. 1-13-2017 10:26pm (3 replies)
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    • there are way better public schools. save your money. 1-13-2017 10:29pm
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      • Not comparable 1-13-2017 10:30pm
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    • It's awful --- designed for mediocre kids by mediocre teachers who were middling students themselves 4-22-2017 2:00pm
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  22. NYC Schools Which NYC private high schools are druggiest? 1-10-2017 7:13pm (11 replies)
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    • Steiner Steiner Steiner. 1-10-2017 7:14pm
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      • Really? 1-10-2017 7:16pm
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        • NP: really. Steiner has always been druggie but even more so lately. My friend's DC says 2/3rds of class smokes daily. many kids suspended for drugs then return and continue. 1-10-2017 7:19pm
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          • Steiner has about 24 kids per grade. It's tiny 1-10-2017 7:21pm
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            • and 2/3rds of those 24 are potheads. Not a pretty picture. 1-10-2017 7:35pm
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    • all. fancier = more expensive drugs though 1-10-2017 7:14pm
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      • NP: yep, Collegiate has the cokeheads. 1-10-2017 7:20pm
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    • SA 1-10-2017 7:16pm
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    • St Ann's is known as the biggest drug school according to my hs kids. 1-10-2017 7:18pm
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    • Lycee 1-10-2017 7:25pm
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      • each has a set of teens who use--do not kid your self!! 1-12-2017 9:38am
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  23. NYC Schools How would you compare LREI and Calhoun for high school? 1-10-2017 6:44pm (3 replies)
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    • Calhoun has no walls, right? 1-10-2017 6:47pm
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    • Toured and were accepted to both. Seem very similar. Kids at LREI seemed a little more offbeat than kids at Calhoun, downtown vs uptown. Liked both. 1-10-2017 6:48pm
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      • where did you send DC? 1-10-2017 7:13pm
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  24. NYC Schools Recovering Alchoholic. Any questions? 1-4-2017 11:21pm (29 replies)
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    • Should I go make a 2nd dinner? I'm starving. 1-4-2017 11:22pm
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      • Absolutely!! 1-4-2017 11:22pm
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    • Did you really hit bottom or did you stop because you knew there was a problem? I know there is a problem but I haven't had social/life consequences as of yet. 1-4-2017 11:22pm
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      • I didn't really hit bottom. Didn't lose job, apartment. But BF wasn't talking to me, parents were pissed and I wanted to die. The drugs stopped working. I hit an emotional bottom....(more) 1-4-2017 11:23pm
        Never planned to stay sober but it just worked and now it's the greatest gift in my life.
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        • still with BF? 1-4-2017 11:24pm
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          • Sorry, unclear - BF = best friend. We are still besties....I'm not married to a man I met in the program. 1-4-2017 11:25pm
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            • good for you. how long sober? you were doing other drugs too? 1-4-2017 11:26pm
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              • 15 years. Mostly weed. 1-4-2017 11:29pm
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                • that's really great. congrats and ongoing best wishes 1-4-2017 11:41pm
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              • Was supposed to say I'm NOW married to a man I met in the program. 1-4-2017 11:34pm
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        • Drugs stopped working? what drugs were those? I haven't had anyone ever say anything to me yet, most of my embarrassing faux pas are 20 years behind me but I drink way too much...(more) 1-4-2017 11:26pm
          and way too often problem is I also enjoy it so much but I worry about my health. Good for you! Is it hard socially to go out and not drink, I am certain my level of social security is absolutely intertwined with drink at this point.
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          • how much do you drink? 1-4-2017 11:27pm
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            • Nothing for the last 3 months but only because of health issues rather than will power. I would say I drink every 3 days to excess or every day moderately. 1-4-2017 11:32pm
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              • OP: (I didn't ask you how much you drink because it's not really relevant). The biggest tell here is that you think you have a problem. If you think it, you really do. 1-4-2017 11:41pm
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                • Yes thank you, I more than suspect you are correct. 1-4-2017 11:46pm
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                  • I promise you, it's a life changer. 1-4-2017 11:47pm
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                    • Thank you for taking the time, I will endeavor to turn this 3 month health stint into a permanent thing and try different meetings to find one I feel comfortable in. 1-4-2017 11:55pm
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                      • Also, it's not just about the time you are stopped. I quit using for a year before I came in and nothing changed because all I was doing was not drinking. AA gives you things back...(more) 1-5-2017 12:04am
                        to fill the void left by alcohol.
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          • Just pot. If you think it's a problem, it's a problem. Most people who don't have a problem with alchohol don't think they do. 1-4-2017 11:30pm
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            • True, admitting to yourself that you know drinking is an issue means it absolutely is one. It is difficult because of course we all have this image of an alcoholic being someone...(more) 1-4-2017 11:35pm
              who drinks all day, in the morning, tops up to keep shakes away and because I have never done any of those things its easy to take a step back and say "Am I an alcoholic or am I allowing new societal norms to make me think ill of my behavior/sins"
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              • I never did any of these things either. Why not try to stop for 30 days and hit a few meetings? What do you have to lose? 1-4-2017 11:38pm
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                • I have stopped for 90, but again only because I am on medication that interacts poorly with alcohol. I am not hating it but I am not seeing a marked difference in my life other...(more) 1-4-2017 11:42pm
                  than I would really like to have a glass of wine with dinner. I went to a meeting 6 months ago with a friend who hit rock bottom, was also doing painkillers etc. I never wanted a drink more than when I came out, it was depressing and very - how do I put this - self absorbed and awkwardly indulgent for the participants it really turned me off. Is there an alternative?
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                  • Not one I've found. What meeting did you go to? There are so many in NY and some are quite upscale and lovely. Very high society. Some are very club scene and cool. it's just like...(more) 1-4-2017 11:43pm
                    bars - there are all different types.
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                    • I went to one that was very much as you described, it was my 'crowd' if you know what I mean (grew up on the UES, still live there) but I found it such a turn off. A lot of...(more) 1-4-2017 11:53pm
                      dramatic posing, exhibitionist woe is me behavior.
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                      • Atlantic Group? 1-4-2017 11:55pm
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                        • :-) 1-4-2017 11:56pm
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                          • That meeting sucks. Total posers. Please don't judge AA by that meeting. And, btw, I live on UES and only go to UES meetings. 1-5-2017 12:03am
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    • I like to have a shot every day after work, before I make dinner or lunches. 1-4-2017 11:24pm
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      • Okay. Enjoy. 1-4-2017 11:24pm
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  25. NYC Schools I/m thinking of raising my rate from $175 to $200 (SHSAT tutoring) does it seem like a big change? 1-4-2017 11:19pm (0 replies)
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