@k_mcphee thank you for being involved in getting Shana’s story told! I’m sure it was emotional for everyone involved. x
That would be “Too many evil women”
See how reading comprehension works now? The fact stands (however you change the wording) that you made a derogatory and misogynistic comment directed at a collective of women.
Also, it’s a year later and I’ve just noticed your reply from 19 days ago which was marked as spam by moderators. No one can see it except me. Let’s admit you made a wrong call with the “uber dogs” comment, call it a day and be friends? :)
I hope so too 🤞
Ugh that’s the version we do. For years it was pretty crap but over the last several years a few of us have gotten together (behind the scenes) to make it slightly better.
The rules are: everyone spends $20.
Your gift can be thoughtful, comical, useful, useless, just plain stupid etc. Presents are put on display.
Names are then pulled out of a hat so there is an order of picking eg 1-15 or whatever. The first person, number 1, picks a present. Number 2 can either pick a new present from the display or “steal” the present from Number 1 and on and on it goes until everyone has a present. You are then allowed to open said present.
Last year I got Xmas toilet paper and a bottle of wine, winning!
This year my Kris Kringle gift is a feather tickler, a lolly called a Peckorino Pizza (a pizza shaped lolly with a penis on every slice) and a nice regional bottle of olive oil :) useful and funny ;)
Caz that truly made me smile, what a delightful memory!
Hugs and healthful wishes to you and yours. X
Haha we also have a bastard cat! Absolutely adorable and affectionate to us but hates everyone else...however I’m not much of a people person either so he possibly gets it from me. The other other one also has issues, multiple issues actually that clearly are all of her own.
Wow, now that is a story! Can’t help but feel for the surrogate and family. Sounds like someone saw a way to try and make some extra money and screw the morals of the matter. Glad everything turned out ok, pity about the 2 months in between for bub and family.
I have always ensured tickling and wrestling games were an opportunity for my children to enforce their own boundaries while still indulging in the fun of these kinds of play while they were little. As a 13/14yr old attending my first work Xmas party (my mum worked there too) I was unceremoniously dragged onto an adult male’s lap & tickled to the point I could not only not breathe, I was crying and very nearly wet myself in a circle of work people including my bosses. I felt terribly violated, shamed and ashamed and vowed my children and those that I love would NEVER EVER have to endure something so horrible! No one in their right minds these days would think that was appropriate in any setting. I absolutely agree with RB and would never tickle someone else’s child, yet still wanting to play like that with my own meant they always knew if they said stop or no or no more tickle monster (which was our family take on the game) they were always listened to!
Is it really terrible that I’m going to try and watch??? Hehehe
Hahaha your mum’s embarrassment points are nothing compared to my mum! Mum has consistently kept us all in hysterics since joining social media. She once seriously commented on my godfather’s 5 year old FB memory of a dinner at home... “why weren’t we invited, cheers” so snarky! She has posted in all sincerity, that meme from Home Alone about being on the lookout for 2 holiday robbers. She also comments embarrassingly on pictures that my daughter’s friends have posted on their own pages & tagged her in, one comment was “when are you coming to see Nana?” another was “you have time to Facebook but not to call your nana!” She did a live video (that she thought was in a private message to me) of her & my dad walking around their resort to show us where she was, however she forgot to swap the camera around and all everyone saw was her & dad as they walked around for 5 minutes. She’s an absolute cracker!
The car looks to be a Captiva, which I also have. Not sure if I am reading correctly that it is implied he climbed out of the rear window? I know that if my rear window is opened there is a warning light displayed on my dash and if I actually try to drive with it not fully closed an audible alarm goes off and the warning light flashes.
Great ideas! For $10 you can also gift a movie voucher, a small bottle of olive oil a nice cheese & some crackers from your local region, a cheese plate, a plant, a decent bottle of SA wine...I have gifted all of these & they have been very well received.
I googled and the top story had the name.
Sorry to hear that. Too many of these deaths were just swept under the carpet, let’s hope all the victims now will have a voice.
Actually as a teacher, my comprehension is just fine. I simply asked what an uber-dog is, which by the way, you failed to answer. “Too many moms” indicates a collective of women. Your insult most definitely was aimed at women whether it was to many or too many or even one woman. Therefore it is unacceptable. The upvotes I received were from people who agreed with me that the words you used (uber dogs) are derogatory and clearly misogynistic.
Who actually even cares when anyone else puts their Christmas tree 🎄 up? To quote my 17 yr old...”you do you, boo” and stop worrying about the Jones’s or anyone else. Put the damn thing up whenever you feel like it! Growing up our tradition was to put it up 12 days before Christmas and take it down 12 days after. To be totally honest this sat well with me as I hate the mess of a Christmas tree. All the bloody tinsel, glitter & little green bits that end up everywhere drive me crazy! I carried this tradition on when my children were small but at almost 18 & 23, these days we have the teeniest, tiniest tree (often we are overseas for Christmas so it needs to fit in a suitcase) and guess what!?! It still looks beautifully fabulous & magical every Christmas morn with all the presents underneath it :)
I loved it too!
It absolutely should be! Plus Alias Grace, fingers crossed some (if not all, is that being too greedy?) more of her books are adapted.