Mar 31st 2011 11:40PM Having volunteered as a wish granter for Make a Wish, I'm wondering how the family knew that happened at all. The wish granters aren't supposed to make any promises so the kid usually doesn't know which of his or her four top wishes (I wish to go, I wish to meet, I wish to have, I wish to be) will get approved. The only way I can think of it happening is if she initially said she WOULD meet him and then reneged on the agreement, which is even worse than just turning him down (which plenty of people do).
Apr 26th 2010 12:29PM My dad almost changed his last name to my mom's when they got married so that his family legacy (not the choicest characters...they had to hire a cop at the reception to guard the silverware) would not be the one carried on. My mom uses her maiden name as her middle name because she didn't have one before and I plan on doing the Spanish thing, just tacking it on the end, though with out the 'de'. And I already go by my middle name, so I guess I'm rather incongruous. Perhaps the name change also signifies traditional roles and the woman actually goes on to be a homemaker, thus not contributing financially (though contributing in EVERY SINGLE other way) to the family. I want to know how large the sample size was and where they gathered it from, because it may make a difference where changing one's name is considered old fashioned. Here in the South it's rather unusual to keep your married name for just the reasons mentioned in the article.
Apr 9th 2010 2:12PM Reply to "She"
NEVER rub a dog's nose in their mess. They will learn that the mess is bad, not where they mess. A sharp "ap ap!" when they start to pee to startle them into stopping and bringing them outside and praising them when they urinate in the correct spot will help. If you punish them after the fact, when they aren't currently doing wrong, then it does nothing. Dogs aren't like children, to whom you can say "remember when you were hitting Susie? I saw that and for that reason you need a time out" You HAVE to catch them in the act. Positive training (not dominance based training) will help you develop a healthy relationship with your dog and she will likely stop marking things. Obedience school doesn't have to be too expensive. I go to Petsmart for $109 for an eight week course. My dog and I are still working on obedience but she is so much better than when we first started (grad school doesn't exactly aid the training process!).
Apr 3rd 2010 2:22AM Totally agree. These look like the things kids get out of those prize machines for a quarter. The plastic kind. These are all overly gaudy and sparkly for me. They remind me of gas station jewelry.
Mar 31st 2010 3:06AM Exactly! I was going to point out that a lot of these sequences may have even been produced by the same animator...perhaps some of Disney's original "nine old men."
BTW, the movie that mirrors the Beauty and the Beast dance sequence: Sleeping Beauty. Not Cinderella.
Jul 30th 2009 11:30PM I agree with you that chip scanning is faulty, but I think here the fault lies with the family being investigated for animal cruelty who held Muffy for a few years. I doubt they brought her to the vet.
Jun 27th 2009 9:24PM Whenever random guys pop up in an IM or Skype message using a lot of emoticons I get freaked out. It seems like they're overcompensating for poor motives.
In a formal paper, you NEVER use exclamation points unless directly quoting someone. They are not professional as they are more expressive than expository.
Feb 27th 2009 1:07PM I recently went to a school play where one of the cast members held the unfortunate name "ImUnique." Poor girl. My father worked at a school with sibling students "lemonjello" and "orangejello."
Feb 5th 2009 2:33PM A fake medical certificate? I think that's the point of the sentence, not the 54 cents. False medical documents are way serious. I bet he'd be charged for it even if he didn't get bribed for it.
Jan 6th 2009 6:24PM It is my understanding that the boy was not at his parent's home. The babysitter was watching the boy along with several other teenagers and in his grandmother's mobile home. I'm not sure if the article means the babysitter's grandmother or the child in question' grandmother. So it wasn't the parents who neglected to lock up their weapon, but the grandmother. Perhaps she should be charged, though I'm not sure if not having a weapon secured is a criminal offense in Kansas.