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 on: Today at 09:26:39 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by tuxedo_cat

I wish that poster would find some other venue for those posts.

You and at least a dozen of the rest of us.

Ughh.  I have to just stop reading anything she ever posts.  This last one just kind of made me vaguely sick to my stomach.  Some of it is that I have had two immediate family members who were ridiculously wealthy -- and other family members who were deliberately shut out of important educational opportunities partly because of the other's obliviousness or grotesquely rationalized cruelty.  I just really don't need to see inside the mind  of someone like that to witness the full range of justifications for fusing yourself to all your money in case somebody tries to pry it out of your clutches for some humane purpose.

I find it rather bizarre that she claims to want advice from forumites, given that she's previously said that academics tolerate their working conditions only because they have Stockholm Syndrome.

It seems pretty clear that mostly she wants moral validation for the fact that even though it would seem that she is able to live quite a comfortable existence by virtue of the fact that multiple people have simply given her quite significant amounts money -- immediate relatives, relatives she barely knows, perhaps even. . . her spouse? given that I don't think she has been employed for quite some time (yeah, that's walking a line) -- she seems to be offended by the notion that she might literally pay any of that money forward.  And she seems to be getting plenty of validation over there, so I assume she'll be back for more.

This is also how she operates here, btw -- when was the last time she participated in any thread other than one which she started  expecting other people to give her advice?

 on: Today at 09:00:25 pm 
Started by boethius - Last post by Bookworm24

 on: Today at 08:58:11 pm 
Started by clean - Last post by Bookworm24
2.50 in these parts of the woods!  West U.S.  which is damn cheap!

 on: Today at 08:57:00 pm 
Started by astronomygal - Last post by Bookworm24
There is no one best solution.  All solutions have tradeoffs.  I prefer to rent but I understand the joys/pains of homeownership.  To each his own! 

 on: Today at 08:55:46 pm 
Started by clean - Last post by Bookworm24
$2 to dream?  I think that's a steal :)

 on: Today at 08:55:02 pm 
Started by octoprof - Last post by Bookworm24
Bama - what a dynasty AND got the #1 recruiting class for 2016.  Geez. 

 on: Today at 08:53:41 pm 
Started by fiona - Last post by Bookworm24
Have yet to watch that Concussion movie but think about ALL the hits players receive - pop warner, high school, college, NFL, with each hit getting progressively harder.  Doesn't take a genius to figure it must have SOME impact on suicides. 

 on: Today at 08:51:23 pm 
Started by ursula - Last post by Bookworm24
This may be heresy but I SKIP breakfast - just eat lunch and dinner.  Nice time saver :)

 on: Today at 08:49:31 pm 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by pareadocs
It wasn't on the list but I gave ParaPup a much needed bath.  Now, of course, I have no energy/motivation to do what's left on the list.  I guess I'll attempt to do some writing after I eat something, I'm not going to get a workout in today though.

Take ParaPup to the vet to be weighed (we're trying to get her to lose weight)
Grocery shopping
Oil change

Respond to panicked students' emails
Write some more!
Read one chapter of stats book
Give ParaPup a bath

MFP, dailies

 on: Today at 08:48:59 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by Bookworm24
NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE MINUTIA OF YOUR LIFE!!!! Ah feels good to get that off my chest :)

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