Aug 17th 2008 1:06AM The problem I have is who is to determine what is offensive? I mean, I know that vulgar words or phrases, some advertising, and graphic pictures are offensive to just about everybody, but you know how school boards can be. All it would take is one bonehead to "decide" that something is offensive, and it's automatically banned. My high school had the Dixie Demon Marching Band and the flag corps was known as the Dixie Darlings. We played "Dixie" at every touchdown, but at some point after I graduated, that all changed. Now, they can no longer play "Dixie" (which was written by a black man who loved the South), and they changed the name of the band and I think the mascot of the school. All because someone thought it was offensive. Did anyone take a vote? NO. Did anyone even research or have a formal poll taken? NO. It was a sweeping decision by a Bible-thumping Board of Education (And, yes, for some reason religion came into this decision, though there is a supposed separation of Church and State.) who took what little power they had and ruined a very long tradition at a school I loved.
Aug 4th 2008 1:49AM AT&T is the biggest rip-off artist there is! I used to have my phone and internet through them--BIG mistake. Before I knew it, I had a $500 phone bill within 3 months, but I never called long-distance, nor did I do anything to warrant this kind of charge. The customer service people just threw charges and terms at me from all directions, so I never really understood where all my money was supposed to go. Needless to say, I couldn't come up with that kind of money, had my phone and internet cut off, and ended up with my credit score lowered b/c they sicced a collector on me. I will NEVER go with those blood-suckers again!
Jul 24th 2008 4:39PM Unfortunately, not everyone knows that you CAN drink too much water and throw off your electrolyte balance. Too many people have heard that "more is better" when it comes to water because supposedly we're all walking around dehydrated. We also get the advice to cut back on salt because it promotes water retention, which is true to a point.
I sincerely feel sorry for this woman because she thought she could trust her nutritionist (who is obviously a quack!) to help her detox her body, but instead handicapped her for the rest of her life! Some people just trust too much. It doesn't make her an idiot, just gullible.
Jul 2nd 2008 9:43PM I just got one the other day and it works wonderfully. If you don't have very thick callouses, it will hurt you like crazy. That's why the instructions say to apply carefully to the bottoms of your feet and only do a little at a time. I have a bad habit of walking outside barefooted, so my callouses were pretty awful.
I had the shavings fall back out once, but after using my head and realizing that you have to hold it with the grating part UP, it hasn't happened since. Imagine that, something with holes in it will dump junk out when you hold it upside down! Duh! I felt stupid.
I'm glad I got it. My feet look better now than they have in years. I can wear sandals without slathering on lotion to cover up the dryness of my heels!
Jul 1st 2008 10:10PM I HATE this jug!!!! I bought milk at Sam's Club and had to get it in this new square jug. The thing spills milk all over the place. The only way I found to control it is to partially open the seal on the opening and fold it back to keep control of the flow of milk coming out!
Why do people keep changing what works???
Jun 11th 2008 11:13AM Believe me, although the honeymoon stage almost ensures that you'll have sex as much as possible, the regular pressures of life (money, work, chores, money, kids, chores) can come between you sometimes and slow down the party dramatically. My husband and I were like two randy rabbits for the first 3 years. Then our daughter came along. I am not blaming her because my drive never decreased except during the first trimester (but that's a whole other story). HE is the one who desired it less. Not sure why. maybe it's the whole wife/mommy duality he had a hard time dealing with. Anyways, just try something new every once in a while and it'll stay right on track.
May 20th 2008 6:52PM I think this is so unfair to a girl who is obviously gifted in this sport. I was a girl who regularly played sports with the boys and made some of my best friends back then. Had I thought about it, I would have tried out for my junior high football team.
It does seem rather strange that they are "belatedly" enforcing this supposed rule after she made plays like the one described. Wouldn't you think a 32-year coach would have seen this rule SOMEWHERE???
And now she plays on the girls' teams and is probably bored out of her skull. She might have wanted to play on the boys' team because she felt more challenged on the court.
NO, I am not saying girls can't play as well as boys, but sometimes the guys will give you a better run for your money.
Dec 22nd 2007 8:51PM I have no problem with children believing in Santa Claus. My child, who is 7, knows that we celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus, but she also believes in Santa as the giving spirit of Christmas, too. I had both and it didn't warp me in any visible way. I think believing in something like Santa is a great part of childhood.
My only "dilemma" is which gifts to give as parents and which to give as Santa....I can't let the jolly old guy get ALL the credit for the very best presents, can I? LOL
Nov 18th 2007 8:18PM I had a similar experience when naming my daughter. My husband and I had already picked out her first name (Alexis), but were having problems thinking of a middle name to go with it. I was walking through a store towards the baby department when I saw the name "Morgan" out of the corner of my eye. I turned around to see what it was on, but could find NOTHING in sight that had Morgan on it! Yep, she's Alexis Morgan. I figure if I'm going to get clues like that, I might want to go with them.
Nov 10th 2007 9:40PM Look, I don't watch her every day, and I don't go along with everything she says and does, but I seriously doubt she employed someone that she thought would exploit these girls. Do you expect her to move into the dorms and take care of the girls? Do you think she should also move to Louisiana and monitor where her moeny went down there? Unfortunately, no matter how much good you may try to do, there are awful people in the world ready to take advantage of it and find some way to make a dirty profit out of it. I know she feels responsible for the bad things that happened, but she is not directly responsible for this terrible woman's actions.
There are always going to be Oprah haters in the world and this pitiful list is just another example of that.