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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1100 on: November 06, 2014, 11:58:09 AM »
HA...I love the idea of carrying around some crap to sell.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1101 on: November 06, 2014, 01:16:32 PM »
Planned or not planned in my very personal opinion so many kids is not ok.
Perhaps they don't share your opinion.

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« Reply #1102 on: November 06, 2014, 02:34:20 PM »
Ah, shit, a perpetually-broke family friend just announced via Facebook that she has become a Jamberry "sales consultant".

At least when her sister was selling that Pampered Chef crap we got some decent stoneware out of it.

I'm tired of seeing my friends turn to the ways of the consultant. (A lot of Scentsy and Thirty-One.) And, even worse, only hearing from them when they're having a sales party or offering new discounts. :/

The horror -- you made me google "Thirty one" and I can never take that back.
Seriously,  what is the point of those items and a whole company / sales line devoted to them?  I must have missed the memo, because "I DON'T GET IT".

Oh, I'm so sorry to have done that to you! D:

Having attended a super conservative Baptist college, I heard a lot about Thirty-One. I don't really see anything attractive or appealing about those bags at all.

@eyePod - Most of my Facebook friends who were consultants have been unfriended, but one or two of my "real friends" are consultants, still. One of them rarely uses Facebook anyway, but the other is obnoxious with her posts. (I think she's a consultant for 2-3 different places.)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1103 on: November 07, 2014, 01:05:30 PM »
7 kids with 5 fathers:  poor impulse control.

7 kids from 1 father:  alternative lifestyle.
OR... complete ignorance or lack of concern of their impact in the world. Planned or not planned in my very personal opinion so many kids is not ok. There are consequences for the enviroment, society, economy, etc. Wreckless and irresponsible.

Yeah if they keep it up there might be enough tax revenue to save social security.  How dare they!

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« Reply #1104 on: November 07, 2014, 04:47:04 PM »
Slightly paraphrased

"Does anyone know someone who can really talk to the dead? Like a medium or something? Willing to pay."

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« Reply #1105 on: November 07, 2014, 06:30:49 PM »
7 kids with 5 fathers:  poor impulse control.

7 kids from 1 father:  alternative lifestyle.
OR... complete ignorance or lack of concern of their impact in the world. Planned or not planned in my very personal opinion so many kids is not ok. There are consequences for the enviroment, society, economy, etc. Wreckless and irresponsible.

Yeah if they keep it up there might be enough tax revenue to save social security.  How dare they!
OR they can learn about personal finance, responsible decisions and delayed gratification! Oh but no we NEED over population! Im sure MMM would agree, why stop at 1 or 2 when we need to fund the economy/social security/insert yours here ?!

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« Reply #1106 on: November 08, 2014, 01:06:42 AM »
A bunch of girls I went to high school with fell into the MLM Arbonne thing.  Although one of them "earned" a Mercedes by doing it, although a little digging reveals it's just a discounted lease on a Mercedes.  Yay.

But I didn't block any of them because they're hot.

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« Reply #1107 on: November 08, 2014, 03:14:02 PM »
My friend, who lost her house this summer (underwater and forced relocation for work), has posted the following purchases in the past month:

* New leather jackets for herself and her son
* Entirely new wardrobe for her husband ("And all under $500!")
* 4 pictures of fancy meals out with requisite fancy cocktails
* New vanity car license plates
* 3 new not-cheap outfits for corporate dress-up days
* Branded work-out clothes to go with the expensive work-out systems she buys
* 2 expensive family outings

Last month, she posted about how she wished they could afford for her husband to be a SAHP because it made their lives so much easier, and yet how desperate she was for her husband to get a new job. So he did. It's a 2-hour commute in each direction.

I bite my tongue, but it's hard to watch.

Update: Her old car (which was actually pretty mustachian) now needs lots of work, so she's out test driving new cars. Not new-to-her. Just "new."

I'd bet a whole dollar that she'll decide now is a good time to take another withdrawal from her already decimated 401K. "My company keeps putting money in, and I keep taking it out! Ha ha ha!" So funny.

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« Reply #1108 on: November 08, 2014, 04:46:20 PM »

But I didn't block any of them because they're hot.


This is awesome.  My thinking would be the same.

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« Reply #1109 on: November 10, 2014, 09:03:08 AM »
I understand that being a first time mom is pretty exciting but I just cannot believe the amounts of money that my new Facebook mommy friends are willing to spend.  Here are some separate postings:

Mom1: Hi Ladies! Deal Alert!! we got a great deal on our tripp trapp high chair. 20% off retail 349.99 for complete set at bed bath and beyond. Just sign up for their email alerts and you get a 20% off coupon for 1 item in store. However stokee tripp trapp is not available at store. So you have to go and place the order at the store and negotiate to waive shipping fee of 29.99. We ended up paying 280+tax for our complete set. Amazing deal. Have been doing research and couldn't find it cheaper anywhere. Happy shopping !!

Mom2: Not sure if it even ends up being worth it with the shipping, heres a swing that plugs in from Target.com for 119.99
http://www.target.com/p/fisher-price-my-little-snugapuppy-cradle-n-swing/-/A-14583532#prodSlot=_1_19

And another mom bought a Boon Lawn which I had no idea what the heck it is.  Turns out it's a drying rack for $33 and you can buy accessories like twigs for $9 to stick in the lawn so that you can dry your baby bottles etc.

Consumerism at it's best. ;)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1110 on: November 10, 2014, 09:30:38 AM »
And another mom bought a Boon Lawn which I had no idea what the heck it is.  Turns out it's a drying rack for $33 and you can buy accessories like twigs for $9 to stick in the lawn so that you can dry your baby bottles etc.

People will pay $9 for sticks?  Time to start up an $8 stick business.

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« Reply #1111 on: November 10, 2014, 09:33:07 AM »
And another mom bought a Boon Lawn which I had no idea what the heck it is.  Turns out it's a drying rack for $33 and you can buy accessories like twigs for $9 to stick in the lawn so that you can dry your baby bottles etc.

People will pay $9 for sticks?  Time to start up an $8 stick business.

I'm already selling sticks for $7 if anyone's interested.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1112 on: November 10, 2014, 10:06:14 AM »
And another mom bought a Boon Lawn which I had no idea what the heck it is.  Turns out it's a drying rack for $33 and you can buy accessories like twigs for $9 to stick in the lawn so that you can dry your baby bottles etc.

People will pay $9 for sticks?  Time to start up an $8 stick business.

I'm already selling sticks for $7 if anyone's interested.

You guys are amatures, my sticks are organic & gluten free; they start at 12$, with 2% of profits going to rain forest restoration.  :-p
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« Reply #1113 on: November 10, 2014, 10:23:42 AM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!
I have a kid, and I missed the earbuds.  WTF?

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« Reply #1114 on: November 10, 2014, 10:44:29 AM »
I understand that being a first time mom is pretty exciting but I just cannot believe the amounts of money that my new Facebook mommy friends are willing to spend.  Here are some separate postings:

Mom2: Not sure if it even ends up being worth it with the shipping, heres a swing that plugs in from Target.com for 119.99
http://www.target.com/p/fisher-price-my-little-snugapuppy-cradle-n-swing/-/A-14583532#prodSlot=_1_19

I have to defend the swing. If your kid likes it, it can mean you actually get a break from holding your baby all day. But everyone knows you buy expensive contraptions like that used or borrow it from a friend. The plug in sounds genius to me - no batteries like the ones I'm using now on our ancient borrowed one.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1115 on: November 10, 2014, 11:19:24 AM »
The secretary for my IT department recently purchased a $29,990 2014 Mercedes CLA-250 FWD.
Yes... an hourly employee (I estimate less than $18/hr ) who was already complaining that the loan on her 2012 Chevy Equinox was too high per month... purchased a 2014 Mercedes.  I can't face-punch hard enough.

I recently flew to CT from WI to buy a 2006 Audi that was exactly what I wanted. Paid cash. Under $7k. And I'm a salaried employee that makes a pretty good wage. 

Summary: 21 year old secretary buys $30k car, has $900/mo apartment, makes me facepunch myself so hard I can't comprehend how her life works.
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« Reply #1116 on: November 10, 2014, 11:36:39 AM »
My favorite part is how much a low-end mercedes sucks. A low-end beamer is still a nice car, a low-end mercedes is a piece of crap.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1117 on: November 10, 2014, 11:44:58 AM »
The secretary for my IT department recently purchased a $29,990 2014 Mercedes CLA-250 FWD.
Yes... an hourly employee (I estimate less than $18/hr ) who was already complaining that the loan on her 2012 Chevy Equinox was too high per month... purchased a 2014 Mercedes.  I can't face-punch hard enough.

I recently flew to CT from WI to buy a 2006 Audi that was exactly what I wanted. Paid cash. Under $7k. And I'm a salaried employee that makes a pretty good wage. 

Summary: 21 year old secretary buys $30k car, has $900/mo apartment, makes me facepunch myself so hard I can't comprehend how her life works.

easy  to understand how, main question is why. i bet she did this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/get-there/when-it-comes-to-car-loans-it-pays-to-stay-in-the-fast-lane/2014/11/06/da5d5522-646f-11e4-9fdc-d43b053ecb4d_story.html?hpid=z6

 

i have a friend who is very similar:  she lies to stay in low income housing. she was also upside down on a super predatory car loan, the type that is illegal in my state thank god. basically it was for six years and you could not prepay.  her loan wasnt for the purchase price of the car,  it was for the car plus the financing. it turns out they also let you skip a month, when ever you feel like things are little tight budgetwise that month.

so she skipped many months. which they were more than willing to extend the life of the loan out for. and then this car gets engine knock or crack something or other.

she decides to ( as per recommendation of the used car salesmen) purchase a used BMW( i have no idea the model, it went straight over my head.) then once she begins making payments on the new car does a voluntary surrender ( repossession) of the old underwater car.

cause hey,  credit doesnt matter anymore, she has a new car.

she was super proud of the 12% APR, she was able to secure as she started giving me car loan advice. i didnt have the heart to tell her i got the 1.9%  financing.  of course the loan is for 60 months. but she went on and on about how bmws are such a great deal, and they retain their value. all i could think of was the students loans and plastic surgery loans she purposely either defaulted on or defers, because 'shes too poor.'

whoops went off on a tangent

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1118 on: November 10, 2014, 12:01:52 PM »
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7 kids from 1 father:  alternative lifestyle.

This is the situation with the mom I posted about.  They were strict catholic for awhile and just kept on having kids.   Then she decided she wasn't catholic and is now pagan.  After her 7th child was born with a severe birth defect, she got her tubes tied and decided to stop.  I don't care how many kids she had/has, but I was just surprised at the continuing lack of emergency savings.  I get maybe the first time, but after realizing that unexpected expenses come up, it's time to begin saving for the inevitable next time.  I just can't imagine living so close to the edge like that.  Even when I had consumer debt, I had resources to tap in case things ever got really bad. 

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« Reply #1119 on: November 10, 2014, 01:07:04 PM »
Read today on FB: My friends are generally not an issue, but I am on a couple of message boards.  This one...just made me shake my head:

"I am asking for everyone's help as a lot of you may know recently there was a power outage due to a lightening strike that caused major loss to several families on the block, including us.  We lost our OVEN / MICROWAVE / 2 X- BOXES / STEREO SYSTEM / ALL THREE HOME PHONES / AND THREE FLAT SCREEN TV'S !! Due to our situation we can't afford to buy what we lost. Electric company won't replace without receipts, and not even full amount!  So if you have any of the items above that you wish to donate or sell at reasonable price please help"

 
I can understand the micro and oven.

But the rest? I have one home phone and one TV.

This happened to my MIL.  After a huge fight with the power company, she was able to get reimbursed.  Although she was only seeking [eta: reimbursement for] a box TV I think.  Tell your friend to spend her time fighting the electric company and for any warranties and such instead.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1120 on: November 10, 2014, 01:50:58 PM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!
I have a kid, and I missed the earbuds.  WTF?

AS SEEN ON TV

http://www.amazon.com/Bellybuds-V2-BBDLX-Bellybuds%C2%AE-Baby-Bump-System/dp/B0097F3YES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415642506&sr=8-1&keywords=belly+buds

Things like that can actually cause hearing loss and other problems in babies: http://www.babycenter.com/0_music-and-your-unborn-child_6547.bc
"It's not a good idea to use headphones on your belly since the music is up close and may overstimulate the baby.  ...The American Academy of Pediatrics reported in the late 1990s that several studies showed that unborn babies exposed to loud noise over a long period of time are more likely to be born prematurely, have lower birth weights, and suffer some higher frequency hearing loss at birth." 

Even worse are all the anti-SIDS devices on the market which can actually cause death due to strangulation and smothering.

So glad my pregnant/mom friends are all actually somewhat frugal.  One friend just bragged about how, due to deals and consignment/thrift shops, she managed to get an entire maternity wardrobe for about $100.  Considering that those are work clothes and clothes to cover two seasons, that's not bad at all.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1121 on: November 10, 2014, 03:59:00 PM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!

My favorite is baby food makers. Literally a food processor with a smiley face on it.

When my first kid was at the age of starting solids, I used the regular food processor about twice, then got lazy and started just mashing up plain fruit/veg with a fork.

I don't understand the baby food industry at all.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1122 on: November 10, 2014, 04:35:05 PM »
The secretary for my IT department recently purchased a $29,990 2014 Mercedes CLA-250 FWD.
Yes... an hourly employee (I estimate less than $18/hr ) who was already complaining that the loan on her 2012 Chevy Equinox was too high per month... purchased a 2014 Mercedes.  I can't face-punch hard enough.

I recently flew to CT from WI to buy a 2006 Audi that was exactly what I wanted. Paid cash. Under $7k. And I'm a salaried employee that makes a pretty good wage. 

Summary: 21 year old secretary buys $30k car, has $900/mo apartment, makes me facepunch myself so hard I can't comprehend how her life works.
sadly, thats how most people's life work. I live in an apartmeny and lots of my neighbors drive of cars over $24,000.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1123 on: November 10, 2014, 04:52:28 PM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1124 on: November 10, 2014, 10:26:05 PM »
I understand that being a first time mom is pretty exciting but I just cannot believe the amounts of money that my new Facebook mommy friends are willing to spend.  Here are some separate postings:

Mom1: Hi Ladies! Deal Alert!! we got a great deal on our tripp trapp high chair. 20% off retail 349.99 for complete set at bed bath and beyond. Just sign up for their email alerts and you get a 20% off coupon for 1 item in store. However stokee tripp trapp is not available at store. So you have to go and place the order at the store and negotiate to waive shipping fee of 29.99. We ended up paying 280+tax for our complete set. Amazing deal. Have been doing research and couldn't find it cheaper anywhere. Happy shopping !!

Mom2: Not sure if it even ends up being worth it with the shipping, heres a swing that plugs in from Target.com for 119.99
http://www.target.com/p/fisher-price-my-little-snugapuppy-cradle-n-swing/-/A-14583532#prodSlot=_1_19

And another mom bought a Boon Lawn which I had no idea what the heck it is.  Turns out it's a drying rack for $33 and you can buy accessories like twigs for $9 to stick in the lawn so that you can dry your baby bottles etc.

Consumerism at it's best. ;)

I see crap like this on FB all the time. Moms getting "great deals" which really means getting free shipping on overpriced useless clutter.

I'm infertile so I already get irritated by cheesy mom posts. Add consumerist mommy culture and let the eye-rolling begin.

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« Reply #1125 on: November 11, 2014, 07:01:52 AM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

The most annoying thing about that post is that it uses the word "brekkie" instead of breakfast. I'm betting it's a NZ/Aussie thing but still pisses me off.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1126 on: November 11, 2014, 07:29:06 AM »
(EDIT) Whoops, posted in wrong "Overheard on.." thread.

My experiment with re-following everybody has been interesting. Not a lot of money talk, surprisingly. Lots of drama, though... and one of my friends is majorly into 31 gifts. More later.
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« Reply #1127 on: November 11, 2014, 07:58:53 AM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

I am fascinated by this. there's no way that is easier than cooking eggs in a pan. or fuck, microwaving them in a bowl as I do every morning.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1128 on: November 11, 2014, 08:25:03 AM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you’re on the go it can be hard to find the time to stop for a nutritious brekkie.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1129 on: November 11, 2014, 08:47:10 AM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

I am fascinated by this. there's no way that is easier than cooking eggs in a pan. or fuck, microwaving them in a bowl as I do every morning.

This thing cooks vertically.  Recent studies have shown that vertically polarized molecules increase health.  Moreover, it makes your eggs in a cylindrical shape.  Cylindrical ions have been observed to decrease diabeetus in mice.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1130 on: November 11, 2014, 10:39:43 AM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

I am fascinated by this. there's no way that is easier than cooking eggs in a pan. or fuck, microwaving them in a bowl as I do every morning.

This thing cooks vertically.  Recent studies have shown that vertically polarized molecules increase health.  Moreover, it makes your eggs in a cylindrical shape.  Cylindrical ions have been observed to decrease diabeetus in mice.

I'm pretty sure it's how the astronauts on the space station cook their brekkie.

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« Reply #1131 on: November 11, 2014, 12:28:29 PM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!

My favorite is baby food makers. Literally a food processor with a smiley face on it.

When my first kid was at the age of starting solids, I used the regular food processor about twice, then got lazy and started just mashing up plain fruit/veg with a fork.

I don't understand the baby food industry at all.

We made all our baby food. We would buy a whole pile of fruits, veggies, even chicken. Then cook, process and freeze them into ice cubes for easy serving. It would take all weekend once a month.

Whenever I end up in the baby aisle at the grocery store, I take a moment to stare at the thousands of little jars and think, "Holy shit. Our way was sooo much easier."

Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

I am fascinated by this. there's no way that is easier than cooking eggs in a pan. or fuck, microwaving them in a bowl as I do every morning.

Seriously... I mean, you even have to grease the inside of the thing before you use it!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1133 on: November 11, 2014, 01:50:21 PM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

The most annoying thing about that post is that it uses the word "brekkie" instead of breakfast. I'm betting it's a NZ/Aussie thing but still pisses me off.

Yes, absolutely standard kiwi dialect :)  You have a cuppa with your brekkie while you take a squizz at the morning paper.  (have a hot beverage while eating breakfast and reading the newspaper)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1134 on: November 11, 2014, 01:59:32 PM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

The most annoying thing about that post is that it uses the word "brekkie" instead of breakfast. I'm betting it's a NZ/Aussie thing but still pisses me off.

Yes, absolutely standard kiwi dialect :)  You have a cuppa with your brekkie while you take a squizz at the morning paper.  (have a hot beverage while eating breakfast and reading the newspaper)

As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1136 on: November 11, 2014, 11:19:58 PM »
As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.
Why, what do you call veggies??

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1137 on: November 11, 2014, 11:39:40 PM »
Speaking of dumb baby food stuff, this competition was in my news feed a while ago
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/competitions/rollie-eggmaster/

wtaf?  A whole benchtop appliance devoted to cooking a single egg?

The most annoying thing about that post is that it uses the word "brekkie" instead of breakfast. I'm betting it's a NZ/Aussie thing but still pisses me off.

Yes, absolutely standard kiwi dialect :)  You have a cuppa with your brekkie while you take a squizz at the morning paper.  (have a hot beverage while eating breakfast and reading the newspaper)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1138 on: November 12, 2014, 12:45:08 AM »
Yes, absolutely standard kiwi dialect :)  You have a cuppa with your brekkie while you take a squizz at the morning paper.  (have a hot beverage while eating breakfast and reading the newspaper)

I normally take a squiz in the toilet after my breekie.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1139 on: November 12, 2014, 12:53:28 AM »
Yes, absolutely standard kiwi dialect :)  You have a cuppa with your brekkie while you take a squizz at the morning paper.  (have a hot beverage while eating breakfast and reading the newspaper)

I normally take a squiz in the toilet after my breekie.
Do you take a squizz at your whiz?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1140 on: November 12, 2014, 03:55:56 AM »
As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.
Why, what do you call veggies??

Just veg as in meat and two veg or veg out in front of the telly

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1141 on: November 12, 2014, 07:25:12 AM »
As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.
Why, what do you call veggies??

Just veg as in meat and two veg or veg out in front of the telly

To be fair, we Americans don't veggie out in front of the television.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1142 on: November 12, 2014, 01:28:35 PM »
As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.
Why, what do you call veggies??

Just veg as in meat and two veg or veg out in front of the telly

To be fair, we Americans don't veggie out in front of the television.

Wait, so the plural of veg is veg? One veg, two veg, a hundred veg?  I also don't get why veggies is offensive to you, but veg is ok.

Also veg is used as a verb, while veggies is used as a noun.  I have only ever heard them used that way.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1143 on: November 12, 2014, 01:37:43 PM »
As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.
Why, what do you call veggies??

Just veg as in meat and two veg or veg out in front of the telly

To be fair, we Americans don't veggie out in front of the television.

Wait, so the plural of veg is veg? One veg, two veg, a hundred veg?  I also don't get why veggies is offensive to you, but veg is ok.

Also veg is used as a verb, while veggies is used as a noun.  I have only ever heard them used that way.

How much veg could a veggie-vegger veg if a veggie-vegger could veg veg?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1144 on: November 13, 2014, 07:09:24 AM »
As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.
Why, what do you call veggies??

Just veg as in meat and two veg or veg out in front of the telly

To be fair, we Americans don't veggie out in front of the television.

Wait, so the plural of veg is veg? One veg, two veg, a hundred veg?  I also don't get why veggies is offensive to you, but veg is ok.

Also veg is used as a verb, while veggies is used as a noun.  I have only ever heard them used that way.

How much veg could a veggie-vegger veg if a veggie-vegger could veg veg?

1 vegemite sandwich.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1145 on: November 13, 2014, 07:13:43 AM »
As a Brit in Los Angeles, I think the word brekkie is perfectly fine. It is the word veggies that makes me squirm.
Why, what do you call veggies??

Just veg as in meat and two veg or veg out in front of the telly

To be fair, we Americans don't veggie out in front of the television.

Wait, so the plural of veg is veg? One veg, two veg, a hundred veg?  I also don't get why veggies is offensive to you, but veg is ok.

Also veg is used as a verb, while veggies is used as a noun.  I have only ever heard them used that way.

How much veg could a veggie-vegger veg if a veggie-vegger could veg veg?

1 vegemite sandwich.

That stuff looks terrible.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1146 on: November 13, 2014, 11:28:49 AM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!

My favorite is baby food makers. Literally a food processor with a smiley face on it.

When my first kid was at the age of starting solids, I used the regular food processor about twice, then got lazy and started just mashing up plain fruit/veg with a fork.

I don't understand the baby food industry at all.

My SIL once said that she wanted a Baby Magic Bullet, so my brother took one of the regular Magic Bullet cups and drew a smiley face on it with a sharpie and handed it to her. Problem solved.

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« Reply #1147 on: November 13, 2014, 11:36:05 AM »

My SIL once said that she wanted a Baby Magic Bullet, so my brother took one of the regular Magic Bullet cups and drew a smiley face on it with a sharpie and handed it to her. Problem solved.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1148 on: November 13, 2014, 12:06:59 PM »

My SIL once said that she wanted a Baby Magic Bullet, so my brother took one of the regular Magic Bullet cups and drew a smiley face on it with a sharpie and handed it to her. Problem solved.

That just made me snork aloud in my cube, good job!

That's awesome.  Well played.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1149 on: November 13, 2014, 04:12:07 PM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!

My favorite is baby food makers. Literally a food processor with a smiley face on it.

When my first kid was at the age of starting solids, I used the regular food processor about twice, then got lazy and started just mashing up plain fruit/veg with a fork.

I don't understand the baby food industry at all.

My SIL once said that she wanted a Baby Magic Bullet, so my brother took one of the regular Magic Bullet cups and drew a smiley face on it with a sharpie and handed it to her. Problem solved.

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