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    Jacqueline: This time last year I broke it off with my BFF - it was a very unhealthy relationship and I guess I never really had time to dwell on the situation because my wedding was only a few months away. So NYE this year rolls around and i'm starting to think about it ALOT. Not that I want to rekindle anything (NEVER LOL!!!), but you know...just sad it happened. I think another reason is that I recently switched jobs (was at my last one 5 years) so im a little sad/scared about all the changes that lie ahead.
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    I confess to feeling really down this holiday season although I've been putting on a brave face. I'm over eating because of it, which is the opposite reaction I have when I'm stressed. The over eating means I'm gaining lbs, which makes me even sadder. First time I really have the holiday blues - I hope I dont cry my eyes out when the ball drops
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    New Years resolutions

    In order of importance: Be confident in what I want to do, but especially in what I have to say! I have this evil insecurity of looking everywhere else besides a persons eyes and giggling/smiling too much when speaking or being spoken to. Return phone calls/texts, dont break plans last minute, stop being so much of a flake. I hadnt realized I became anti-social over the years until I finally broke off a longterm unhealthy friendship Take better care of my appearance. I want to be a girlie girl this year! Train for a race...maybe even for a marathon. I started 2 years ago and lost motivation while wedding planning. This one covers tone up/weight loss too!
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    New Years Eve Plans?

    House party at DH cousin's house... Get Fat, Get Juiced, Pass Out! Have a great night everyone!
  5. Depends on your budget really... I had them at my wedding and they werent a light source so much as an amazing accent in pictures taken during sunset. Otherwise, I think you couldnt even see the light when you took a flash picture... The light is basically a battery powered lamp and each cost me $30 to rent (including battery).
  6. Please don’t mistake my inquiry as complaining about sponsor ads... I hadn’t signed on in a few weeks and was wondering if the link was an option (and broken) since the ads on all sides were new since my last visit too. I was just trying to call attention to it in the "Bugs" forum if it was a broken option for "at work" days Guess it’s just a fluke though...thanks everyone!
  7. The "Remove Advertisements" link on either side does not work for me! I keep getting this message: Our records show that you have already registered under the name of plumsugar. If you have lost your password, click here. If you would like to modify your profile, click here. Please help!
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    Has anyone heard of a DIGITAL PERM?

    I get my hair Thermally Reconditioned (curly to straight) on a 3-4 month basis. My advice is to wait until after your wedding in October! Although I’ve gotten the process done about 5 times now, I even waited until after my wedding to get my HORRIBLE 5 month old roots redone lolol! 1) Even if you have had the same amazing person work on your hair, there is always a risk of damage. I got a bend once (yes, a physical bend in my hair) that had to be flattened out at my next retouch…4 months later! 2) 80% of the time an apprentice works with the stylist (or even more so) on your hair because the process is so complex. If you dont know them or if you get the wrong apprentice, you get one side of your head messed up! 3) If you get the process done too close to wedding day, it would be impossible to style it until 2-3 weeks after. AKA you can’t heat style or finger style it…not even tuck it behind your ears! 4) A follow up to #3: If you would like to color your hair, you wouldn’t be able to do so for at least 2-3 weeks before or after the process and it can only be semi-permanent. Plus, say farewell to highlights if that was your thing! 5) Another follow up to #3: Jumping into a refreshing tub of chlorine (your resort’s pool) is out of the question unless you wear a dorky cap (like I did lolol) or you know how your hair will react to the chemical…it may do nothing or it could wipe away the $$ and time you put into getting it! Then there's the having to cut it out if you want a change, roots growing in, ect ect. It may sound like you have little options when you get a TR/Digital Perm, and you do lol, but with all these restrictions it’s my favorite investment <3 It’s all about the right timing, research, and what kind of person you are with your hair!
  9. DH & I were thinking of moving into a luxury apartment complex this fall. We figured his job is secure and I’m getting new employment soon so things will be perfectly fine for such a change. Except… BASIC weekly groceries have turned into $70 (originally $35-40) and filling up my tank is now at $50 (originally $25) Then, my father got "fired" yesterday. It's an indefinite layoff I guess you can say; He's been with the company for close to 15 years so they wanted to at least give him a severance package and be able to collect unemployment… He’s 57 and only had a few more years to retire. I can’t imagine how difficult it’s going to be for him to find something new. Needless to say our plans have changed and we are focused on just getting through these upcoming months with enough saved in the bank in case something does go wrong for my parents, my brother (who works in the same company as my father), or us. I was even thinking about forgetting my job search and sticking with my “secure†job. But my dad told me to strike when the iron is hot because not even a secure job is guaranteed in these times.
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    Off Your Chest

    Dear D: Please try to take DH’s wild ideas with a grain of salt. Yes, you love to back him up on anything he dreams up just as a good wife should do. But on top of the career change you are currently perusing, his wishy-washiness of first buying a house then staying in the apartment for another year or getting a new similar apartment next month or staying in the apartment for another three months or getting a new bigger apartment in six months or moving in with his dad to save money EVERY OTHER DAY is really stressing you out!!! Also, I understand it was really annoying that certain motivated individuals in his family egged him on when he first thought of buying a house and that started this whole moving into a new apartment (or not) fiasco. Just try to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground and don’t get swept up in their wild ideas. Unless you want that new change to be exotic dancing. Sweet. With love, D’s Conscious <3
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    Wearing the same outfit

    Speaking of this... I really cant standdddd these personal websites like Myspace/Facebook... The people who are picture-whores (90% of my family/friends) all take pictures on their own cameras at every event we go to and then all those pictures are plastered on their gallery's the next day. So yeah, I have to make sure for my own sanity that I vary my outfits lololol
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    What are you planning to do during summer 2008?

    Quote: Originally Posted by lauren c. are you in bergen? Essex Hubby is based out of Lyndhurst, which is still Bergen County only 10 minutes away from our apartment woohoo!
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    What are you planning to do during summer 2008?

    Beach Beach Beach! Hubby was transferred to a new store and now has Sundays off again (I love the NJ Blue Law!) so we plan to go to the beach as often as possible to make up for all those weekends we couldn’t! Besides that, we are planning some group activities with friends: white water rafting, great adventure, bowling nights, tons of bbq's...All the cheesy teenage things we used to do lolol
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    Question to those of you with Cats.

    Quote: Originally Posted by TammyB Damn cat was probably on my bed last night with powder all over his face and I didn't even know.. lol My new kitten B.B. doesn’t really go after any people food besides giving the occasional "mew" when smelling buttery popcorn... However, my mom's cat loveeeees olives and Cool Ranch Doritos - yep, that flavor only!
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    I now have a new skylight at my house!!

    Oh wow! Thankfully no one was home at the time!