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    Re: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by PA Snow Bunny;4011805;
    Poppy I have a question: One of our subcontractors was given a judgement against one of his customers for non-payment. They never showed up in court nor did they file an appeal. He now received a letter from the sherrif that his office that they will be auctioning off some of their properties & BOTH he & defendent have to be present for the auction.
    Knowing the defendents as well as I do, they won't show-up or if they do they will be drunk.
    What happens if they don't show-up?
    Oh BTW..they are auctioning off a stove.
    Oooo a stove Honestly, Snow Bunny, I have no idea what will happen. Obviously, it's too late for them to remedy the judgment? And, if they don't show up or if they show up drunk, the Sheriffs' personnel might get a bench warrant to make the appear them next time it's scheduled? That's just a guess. Maybe the sale will take place with them or without them.
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    Re: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by tears.and.rain;4012021;
    Exactly! I almost think it would help Caroline to feel less sad if she moved to a smaller house when the kids moved out. A giant house only emphasizes the emptiness.
    I'm not buying that she feels sad, at all, about her kids leaving (eventually). It smells of a Bravo subplot. I mean, how many scenes can they do with Caroline making sandwiches or drinks for everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;4011966;
    Also, a lot of people end up not working in the fields for which they went to college. No shame in that. Management training program is not a bad idea, and you learn skills that can be applied to many situations other than the grocery store. I, for one, think it's better to get all of the training that you can rather than wait for something "in your field" to open up. This economy is not playing. Snow Bunny, your son is going to be just fine. Things happen for a reason.
    Our oldest son has an MFA in creative writing from UNC. He is a published poet, but makes his living as a wood wright. He was a master carpenter by age 20 and earned his way through undergrad and grad school with these skills. He took an architectural degree from SCAD after the MFA to get the certification in Preservation History. But when he's not busy on a preservation or conservancy project, he is absolutely installing acoustical ceilings and drywall!

    Our youngest is now back home at 27. And, it's true... the only girls who want to date him are party girls. Girls looking for a serious relationship don't date guys living with the p's. He lost his job (as a dishwasher!). He has a BA in English. He is now taking courses to be certified as a Japanese translator.

    My kids may not be successful by the world's lights (or by single womens'), but they do not lack ambition. And, my son does all the grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, trash removal, and he saved the 8K certification fees by working as a dishwasher. I am very proud of my sons. They are hard working young men with real goals.
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    Re: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy Fields;4012642;
    I'm not buying that she feels sad, at all, about her kids leaving (eventually). It smells of a Bravo subplot. I mean, how many scenes can they do with Caroline making sandwiches or drinks for everyone
    Caroline seems close to her kids and I think she does feel sad that they are leaving. (I was the same way) You want the best for them, but if you really enjoy being around them it's tough when they start taking off. When my daughter was packing for college I remember kidding around with her and helping her pack while sneaking into my bathroom and boohooing like crazy into a towel, washing my face quickly and hurrying up to help her again and acting like nothing was wrong. I told her about that after she'd been gone a couple of years and we laughed about it-- she didn't have any idea how hard it was for me. I remember how exciting it was for me to move out and wanted her to have the same experience--- but boy! was it hard.

    I do agree with you that Bravo is trying to turn this into a subplot,though--- is there nothing else in Caroline's life that is interesting enough to show besides her leaning against a kitchen cabinet?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy Fields;4012674;
    Our oldest son has an MFA in creative writing from UNC. He is a published poet, but makes his living as a wood wright. He was a master carpenter by age 20 and earned his way through undergrad and grad school with these skills. He took an architectural degree from SCAD after the MFA to get the certification in Preservation History. But when he's not busy on a preservation or conservancy project, he is absolutely installing acoustical ceilings and drywall!

    Our youngest is now back home at 27. the only girls who want to date him are party girls. Girls looking for a serious relationship don't date guys living with the p's.. He lost his job (as a dishwasher!). He has a BA in English. He is now taking courses to be certified as a Japanese translator.

    My kids may not be successful by the world's lights (or by single womens'), but they do not lack ambition. And, my son does all the grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, trash removal, and he saved the 8K certification fees by working as a dishwasher. I am very proud of my sons. They are hard working young men with real goals.
    I wonder if it's the part of the country you live in? We live in a smallish area-- several small towns interlocking close to a large city and when my son lived with us in his mid 20's he had several girls after him looking for a serious relationship.

    Your kids sound like good kids who sound like they've chosen, or are choosing, interesting professions!

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    Re: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by tears.and.rain;4011478;
    See, I kind of think this is unfair, although I definitely see the logic of it. I just think, we really don't know exactly what he had trouble with you know? Was it that the few hours for the tests wasn't enough time for him to focus on everything? Or was it a legitimate inability to learn the material?

    It sounds, to me, like his is an ADD/ADHD issue, which I also suffer from. I can tell you that when I'm sitting at home reading, I can focus just fine, but when I'm timed there's an added stress that everyone has, but that ADD/ADHD makes very, very difficult. My SATs were miserable, although I did very well on them, I couldn't keep my focus because I was so stressed about the time constraint, and therefor walked out feeling like I did terribly. It's the same with any AP test or other timed test I've ever taken. However, I've always been able to hand in essays/book reports/homework assignments in on time because there's less stress involved in completing it.

    So, if this is the case, or it's another issue like this, where it's triggered by stress in a timed manner, then it shouldn't be a problem when he's an actual lawyer. There's a huge difference between a three-hour window and a 3 day, or even just a full day, window.
    Kudos/props to you for hanging in there and working your a$$ off to achieve your goals! Seriously, hats off to you!

    I have to doubt that any other accredited law school is going to accept Albie. The one he was attending was #70 out of the top 100. That letter he got doesn't, in any way, oblige another school to consider his application. It just "allows" him to apply. And, really, you can always apply even if you flunk out. They are not going to put you in jail for it I would wager that his applications are going in the circular files of the schools he makes application to. It's just very, very competitive.
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    Re: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy Fields;4012603;
    Then they have no excuse for dressing the way they do (short skirts, everything too tight, way too much "cleaveledge." They frequently look like 10 lbs. of sugar in a 5 lb. bag. I see NYC hookers in classier outfits. Or maybe they are call girls? Some of the RHoNJ clothing is inappropriate at any age, unsafe at any speed They and the Jersey Shore cast give NJ an even tackier rep.
    I'd agree that not all the ladies on NJ are style mavens, but I still think the worst are those in OC.
    Tamra, Alexis, Lynn, et al, look like they just left Hollywood Blvd.
    I think they give CA an even worse name than the Jersey or the Atlanta ladies.
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    Re: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    If I were not married and in the dating world (ugh, the thought ) and a guy I was interested in was still living at parents house, I wouldn't necessarily write him off.

    Maybe he's living at home so he could finish school. Maybe he's living at home because he is saving for a house. The reason why he is living at home would be more important to me than the fact that he was living at home.

    If he was unemployed, making no attempt to become employed, played video games (or watch porn all day) then he would definitely be written off.

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    Those Jersey folk sure like their Ed Hardy. Somewhere I saw a picture of Teresa holding her baby on her lap, and the baby was wearing leopard-spotted high heels.

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    Re: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes07;4012742;
    If he was unemployed, making no attempt to become employed, played video games (or watch porn all day) then he would definitely be written off.
    ^^ This was my ex-husband. Only he worked about 15hrs a week as a waiter at the ripe old age of 35. Played video games and watched porn all night, and then slept all day. Which is why, at 27, I was back living with my mom. At the time it was the only option, as I was still making the mortgage payments, but I was back on my feet in no time.

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