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Posts by PrincessB

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  • What I Learned in Get a Job School

    08/15/2015 7:47:16 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    PrincessB to Kartographer

    1. I attribute to getting into my company 15 years ago as being in the right place at the right time.
    2. I got my current position (which I LOVE and is a really good fit) while I was interviewing for a different division. I now work for my former boss’s boss in another area. I will never forget the day my former boss handed me the soon to be posted job description and asked if I wanted first crack at it. I was lucky enough to have a boss who recognized that it probably was time for me to move on and helped me go for a position that best met my strengths.

  • VANITY: What's the atmosphere in downtown St. Louis?

    08/11/2015 8:45:05 AM PDT · 13 of 26
    PrincessB to Truth29

    That was the St. Louis County government which is different from the St. Louis City government. The city is not part of the County. Outside of the Quick Trip/shooting area and the police station in Ferguson, there isn’t much going on. You could probably go to lunch in parts of Ferguson and not know it’s the same “Ferguson.”

  • Michelle Obama: If I weren’t first lady, ‘I would be Beyonce’

    08/01/2015 5:28:19 PM PDT · 49 of 78
    PrincessB to Gandalf_The_Gray

    Not just a smidge of talent (not really a fan), but to perform and hold an audience for a few hours is WORK. Top pop stars do that several times a week during a tour and it is physically exhausting. If she is in anyway involved in the writing, arranging, producing of a song or choreography for the performance, that’s more work. Although pop stars at that level seem to do lots of kooky things, when push comes to shove, the Beyonce’s are with the vocal coach, the trainer, etc. and they know they need to produce. It doesn’t come out of thin air.

  • Long Island Teen Accused Of Throwing Bleach In Counselor’s Face

    06/14/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · 17 of 21
    PrincessB to EinNYC

    Yes, she must have conceived her child at thirteen and we see nothing here about the father. Was it another child? Had she been abused by an adult? Had she been prostituted? Clearly she needs another living situation and help because wherever she was growing up was teaching her everything you mention and she’s angry. So at what point do we wash our hands of the child?

    I volunteer with teen girls in foster care and yes there are some that you can tell will be pregnant by 18 and/or in jail by 20. There are an awful lot of them though that with some TLC, positive modeling and encouragement can go on to hold a job and create a stable environment when they have children.

  • Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans (Inside the mindset of the liberal entitlement philosophy)

    06/08/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · 99 of 107
    PrincessB to Sir_Humphrey
    And here folks is the "money" line to me:

    But I have found, after some decades on this earth, that the road to character is often paved with family money and family connections, not to mention the 14 percent effective tax rates on seven-figure incomes.

    As I get older and read stuff like this I wonder if the tenth commandment isn't the most important commandment. He wanted to do this the trust fund way, and not have to sweat the small stuff. The average American way is tough, takes time and sacrifice. I think the people that can stomach that make us great.

  • Where Are You Likely to Get Food Poisoning?

    05/25/2015 6:47:14 AM PDT · 31 of 62
    PrincessB to NorthstarMom

    I wouldn’t serve it either then. Also I kind of mis-read about the “sealed” part. They won’t be fully sealed and can’t. If I made some fresh and put it in the fridge to be eaten in the next week or so, that’s one thing. I don’t ever use commercial jars anything that needs to be sealed. I use ball jars and buy fresh sealing lids each time.

  • Where Are You Likely to Get Food Poisoning?

    05/25/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · 28 of 62
    PrincessB to NorthstarMom

    Did she wash the lids? I use used jars for all sorts of things in the kitchen and lids for commercial products can go in the dishwasher. That would sterilize the lid.

  • Spinsterhood Gets a Modern Makeover

    05/15/2015 3:55:41 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    PrincessB to BJ1

    “You’ve got to meet someone or you’ll lose friends. They dump you for their man” is my favorite.

    “It’s just so hard to meet somebody. Of course you can’t meet anyone.”

    “I just don’t understand why someone as cool/pretty/smart/nice as you can’t attract someone.”

    Imagine these repeated ad nauseam for hours. Seriously, except for the year I made the New Year’s resolution to “put myself out there” and brought it up myself, the subject never comes up in groups with married women.

    Most older single women are that way because they aren’t attracting the man they want to be with. Either the bar is set by weird shallow things(he must make 250K but be home by 5:30 and have washboard abs, but I don’t want him going to the gym because he might flirt), they make choices/exhibit behaviors that put them in a position that men who would commit shy away from, or their lifestyle/career choices limited opportunities for meeting eligible men at a younger age.

    I may just may have a little bit of all of these issues ;)

  • Spinsterhood Gets a Modern Makeover

    05/15/2015 2:57:06 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    PrincessB to BJ1

    I am a spinster, old maid, maiden Aunt or whatever term people want to throw at me. Do I obsess over it? No. Do I let other people’s comments get to me? Rarely.

    Would I like to be married? Of course.

    Actually the worst comments and “pity” generally come from other single women. I don’t hang around with them because everything devolves into a disfunctional support group about not meeting anyone.

    My married friends accept me as the one who never met anyone to settle down with and after watching the messes some of my siblings and cousins have made, my parents are fine with my life.

  • Wow. 47 Major Retailers Announce Closing of 6,000 Stores Across the Country

    05/07/2015 7:26:49 PM PDT · 30 of 40
    PrincessB to Some Fat Guy in L.A.

    There are a few online operations where you can enter your measurements, order a style and it is cut and made for you. Takes about 2-3 weeks to get the item. There are others where you put in your measurements, fill out a questionnaire set up a budget and delivery schedule and they send you outfits according to the budget and schedule.

    I tried the first and got what I ordered (and need to adjust the waist measurement by 1/2 inch LOL). I have friends that swear by the latter. As more people try these, it will be harder for some stores to compete.

  • Can you eat healthy on $4 a day?

    04/11/2015 8:08:53 AM PDT · 58 of 154
    PrincessB to DUMBGRUNT

    This is making the rounds on Social Media with the usual suspects. I don’t feel like arguing today, but I eat nutritionally on less than four dollars all the time. The problem is that they don’t want to hear what your food choices are and what you have to do. Apparently soaking beans is beyond herculean and anything frozen, even if you did it yourself, amounts to a human rights abuse.

    Split peas, lentils, eggs, cabbages, pork shoulders, carrots, cabbages (even better fermented-heh), adult wash yourself spinach, bananas and a few other things are fairly inexpensive.

    It gets really fun when you explain that you buy the larger milk size (cheaper), turn half of it into yogurt in the comfort of your own kitchen. You wind up with double the yogurt at one third the cost. Of course it isn’t fat free (insert flavor here) Greek but it’s still good.

    I also notice that when I am eating these foods regularly and not going out, my body wants less food overall.

  • The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

    04/06/2015 6:48:20 AM PDT · 45 of 57
    PrincessB to firebrand

    There is also the technology factor. Most colleges have IT units that between salaries of the employees and assets, handle millions. There are computer labs for students to use, computer stations in a lot of classrooms for presentation, smart boards, support for online classes and large scale software programs for campus-wide email, records and other administration.

    How many computers were on the average college campus in 1980?

  • Kook Leftist News: K-Cup Inventor Ashamed; Three Meals a Day is Racist

    03/06/2015 3:46:04 PM PST · 44 of 59
    PrincessB to Kaslin
    At the time the White Europeans came over, they weren't eating three meals a day either. That is a fairly modern invention. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Have we always eaten them?
  • Lisa Wilkinson absolutely destroys 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/21/2015 8:04:41 AM PST · 7 of 36
    PrincessB to Nifster

    I read the synopsis and the first paragraph and thought, “Yikes!”

    Essentially, it’s as far as I got too. I write creatively as a hobby and am not the best scribe, but that was bad.

  • So butter is good for you. Just like global warming, then.

    02/11/2015 9:39:10 AM PST · 24 of 83
    PrincessB to rktman

    After observing food trends, including low-fat, the biggest problem to me is proper portions. I remember when Snackwells came out and people were eating a lot more cookies because they were “low fat and not as bad for you.”

    Super-sizing, Cheesecake Factory sizing and big grab bags are huge contributors. I know people who will down a 16” pizza on their own.

    I am not a fan of the size of one deck of cards, uber lean meat rule, that’s not enough for some meats, however, as I tell some teens I work with: the smaller bag of french fries will help cut down on your calorie intake and fat.

  • School worksheet tells kids GOP thinks helping poor 'waste of money,' parent claims

    02/10/2015 9:14:56 AM PST · 10 of 31
    PrincessB to MaxMax

    Agreed. Charity work also comes in the form of volunteerism or just helping some one out. Getting a teen in front of people who do her dream job so she can find out what’s involved and create goals or referring some one unemployed to hiring managers and coaching on interview skills is much more charitable to me than voting for higher tax dollars.

  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 8:58:34 AM PST · 78 of 85
    PrincessB to SamAdams76

    I never thought about training on the day off. That’s a great idea. I have a fairly independent job and can accomplish about 50-60% from home easily and there are always training webinars to catch up on. There are some projects I have that seem easier to slog through at home anyway and can usually keep one or two to the side for snow days. I can add training to the list.

  • Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards

    01/27/2015 6:24:15 AM PST · 4 of 13
    PrincessB to artichokegrower

    “Grit” is a new buzzword in the success consulting area. A psychologist did a TED talk on it.

    Doesn’t surprise me that some educator took the concept and ran with it and is probably misusing it. Depending on the teacher student ratio, I don’t know how the teacher has enough time to objectively observe and determine a marker for each student.

  • Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Worker's Right, Not a Privilege

    01/15/2015 6:57:26 AM PST · 33 of 78
    PrincessB to wbill

    I have a friend who is currently picking up slack for a forth maternity leave in 5 years (two different employees). She often jokes that she’s trying to find out what it would take for her to be diagnosed with a mental illness that would allow 6-12 weeks of leave. She’d never do it, but if a high level, honest worker has thought of it, the ne’er-do-well’s certainly have.

    Sick leave is already abused. Ever work with someone who has Monday/Friday disease?

  • Obama pushes $60 billion plan for free community college

    01/10/2015 7:41:41 AM PST · 32 of 81
    PrincessB to Kaslin

    So Tennessee already pays...I will tell you if there is something that follows the old saw “where there’s a will, there’s a way” it’s a college education. I know people who did it six and nine hours at a time, they found ways to pay, they lived with a little less luxury. I met a recent graduate who negotiated a 68K annual salary for her first job. It took her 4 1/2 years, taking classes in Summer, using online classes, keeping in constant contact with college faculty and staff and cobbling together part time jobs that wouldn’t affect her attendance.

    You can throw whatever money you want into the pool, however, if someone isn’t willing to put effort into the items in the previous sentence, all the money in the world isn’t going to help.

  • How to find a feminist boyfriend

    01/04/2015 9:45:39 AM PST · 93 of 119
    PrincessB to C19fan

    Congratulations if you read the whole article. I couldn’t.

  • The Real-life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain

    12/31/2014 6:01:58 AM PST · 7 of 27
    PrincessB to Mercat

    Join the club. I watched the first season and it was OK. I think originally it was supposed to be a stand alone miniseries but it was so successful, they kept adding seasons. I caught an episode of season two and it already felt like they were ratcheting the drama in expense of the overall story line. I saw The Buccaneers, which was based on an Edith Wharton novel and enjoyed that one.

  • Men force 16-year-old Girl into Week of Sex, Prostitution, Police Say

    12/29/2014 7:31:59 AM PST · 62 of 64
    PrincessB to Bigg Red

    My guess is that she knew one of the younger members, probably thought of him as a boyfriend. Getting into the car then, especially if she wanted to drink or smoke “stuff” with him was probably OK from her point of view. I’ve worked with a couple of Foster teens who were in sexually abusive situations, either prostituted or with multiple partners, that started with meeting up with a boyfriend.

  • Reality TV facing its own reality: a ratings slump

    12/28/2014 12:56:29 PM PST · 45 of 61
    PrincessB to Morpheus2009
    It’s been heavily hyped since 2000, after 15 years, reality TV is getting old and redundant. I enjoyed some of American Idol myself, but most of the drama I don’t care for. It was only a matter of time before it got boring.There also tends to be uncivil behavior to garner a shock factor that worked maybe once or twice, but no longer. Either it's worn off or people (like me) couldn't stomach it in the first place.
  • Meet the man who set into motion the events that led to Eric Garner’s death

    12/24/2014 11:25:47 AM PST · 9 of 50
    PrincessB to jttpwalsh

    Vary rarely is one cigarette is sold at a time and sellers always keep change for the paper money buyers(or a least that was the case in certain high school bathrooms many years ago).

  • Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best

    12/23/2014 5:39:59 PM PST · 60 of 104
    PrincessB to MamaB

    This is the case to have home economics restored and mandatory 6th grade and up. Teach knife skills, more knife skills and even more knife skills, recipe reading, then basic cooking like omelettes, steamed/sauteed vegetables and grilled meats, shopping skills, reading nutrition labels, effective use of a freezer, home gardening and home canning.

    After all, once everyone graduates and no longer have access to these wonderful cafeterias, what are they going to eat?

  • Vanity - any fans of Jumong from Korea?

    12/23/2014 7:15:49 AM PST · 15 of 15
    PrincessB to Waryone

    Yes, one of the characters has “Pinocchio Syndrome” and becomes a reporter. There is an excellent monologue about why this could be a problem.

    I highly recommend this one. If it stays on course for the last episodes it will be on at the top of my starter recommendation list.

  • Vanity - any fans of Jumong from Korea?

    12/22/2014 11:57:51 AM PST · 7 of 15
    PrincessB to Oak Grove; Waryone

    It’s always great to find my kind! I am watching Pinocchio right now and it’s scary how relevant it is to what has been going on with the MSM here.

    Netflix carries them after they have been out a year too. That’s where I found my gateway show.

    I like that femininity is often celebrated, characters often take the moral high ground and are people you’d actually want to know (Seriously, would you want to be friends with any of the lead in Sex in the City?). They respect religion, celibacy, hard work and family in many of the shows.

  • Ok all what are you personal goals for 2015?

    12/19/2014 4:35:51 PM PST · 41 of 189
    PrincessB to Veto!

    Same here. I want to finish my book.

  • Bosnian Woman Attacked in South St. Louis County

    12/15/2014 7:32:05 AM PST · 18 of 26
    PrincessB to Vigilanteman

    There are several thousand, most settled in South St. Louis in the early to mid-90’s. There are some Christian, some Muslim. The first generation Americans are making their way through the local colleges. small business communities and assimilating into the culture.

  • Put Athletes & Protesters On The Spot - Ask Them The Questions!

    12/12/2014 8:08:43 AM PST · 4 of 4
    PrincessB to Sasparilla

    I’ve thought about making small pamphlets with the contact information of local groups that need volunteers and support disadvantaged teens and highlight the ones that have great programming for young men. I would pass these out to the protesters. I bet I would get crickets or some weird answer in response.

  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 9:17:51 AM PST · 36 of 91
    PrincessB to rktman

    In high school I had to read this play called “The Crucible.” Apparently that was an allegory for false communist allegations in Hollywood. Do they teach that one anymore?

    Based on the statistics, I should know far more women who were victims of sexual assault on a college campus than I do. I know of one and that happened in a dorm, and yes, A LOT of alcohol was involved.

  • Can't beat that meat! 84% of vegetarians go back to consuming animals, study finds

    12/05/2014 6:05:03 AM PST · 20 of 53
    PrincessB to PROCON

    It’s one of the most amusing aspects of foodie literature. Michael Pollan has said for years that there are way more ex-vegetarians than vegetarians. I read two books back to back once and the women who wrote them were both vegetarians, met a man and were back on meat by the third date.

  • MO:People Block Street, Jump on Vehicle, Man pulls Gun

    12/04/2014 3:39:12 PM PST · 19 of 39
    PrincessB to GrandJediMasterYoda

    And why are the protesting in an hip, leftist-elite enclave? Do they need to sustain on sushi and high end vodkas when they are done? They picked a place where people might think this protest is cool and applaud them. Must have been a shock when someone didn’t.

  • The Real Racist Conspiracy In Ferguson

    12/03/2014 5:20:40 AM PST · 9 of 10
    PrincessB to ImNotLying

    It’s surprising to me that no one latches on to the fact that Leslie McSpadden is 34 years old. Do the math. She was at best a junior in high school when her son was born. While teen pregnancies have supposedly been lowered, finishing high school before having children has always been a way to avoid poverty.

  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 9:28:57 AM PST · 14 of 32
    PrincessB to Cincinatus' Wife

    I am not opposed to shopping at Wal-Mart as not only do they offer low prices, ability to buy bulk (if someone can fill a car up once a month- it costs less in gas than stopping by somewhere once a week), they also hire A LOT of people, many of whom have very little job skills. They have training videos and incentive programs(I’ve seen documented a few times). Some people need to demonstrate that they can show up at every shift on time and be willing to work. Twice I have read from writers who went to work for Wal-Mart and found that it wasn’t Wal-Mart that kept the workers down, but the workers own personal choices and attitudes.

  • Vegans and Vegetarians Celebrate Tofurky's 20th Thanksgiving: Senator Cory Booker Talks Tofu

    11/27/2014 5:43:25 AM PST · 4 of 22
    PrincessB to sergeantdave

    I don’t care if a person chooses not to eat meat. I eat lots of meatless meals. I don’t, however, eat processed, fake flavored verions of the real deal (except orange soda). To me, that’s weird and not healthy, just someone trying too hard.

    I don’t care if people have alternatives to the traditional dinner. Just know if you are coming to my house you are getting turkey with a 100 year old stuffing recipe.

  • I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007

    11/22/2014 7:54:01 AM PST · 60 of 163
    PrincessB to RummyChick

    I thought about Lisa Bonet from this recent round of allegations. She’d fit the description of victims and she left that show pretty early on and there were hints of not having a great relationship with Bill Cosby.

  • New Ferguson police radio recordings and video reveal… nothing new

    11/15/2014 1:05:08 PM PST · 12 of 14
    PrincessB to Eva

    Why yes, the first business day after the verdict a group plans to shut down the area around the county courthouse. It’s a business district in an affluent suburb. They will meet on a “green space” (conveniently this area is bordered by a decent sized city park-with the police station across the street) and move into the area.

    The white collars that work there have gotten orders to take the day off or work from home. I don’t know what the small businesses (restaurants, tailors, shoe repair, etc) or the hotels will do.

  • National Lottery winners Gareth and Catherine Bull: 'We won £40m but have barely spent a penny'

    11/15/2014 7:39:15 AM PST · 29 of 46
    PrincessB to Fenhalls555

    I’ve always said that if I were to win (impossible since I don’t play), I’d go to work for at least six months after winning and change my daily routine/shopping habits as little as possible. I think the entertainment value of comments from low work ethic nut bars would be priceless. Also, it would give me time to think about what I should really do with the money (those annuities?).

  • How to Get Away With Sleazy Sex Scenes

    11/14/2014 6:34:43 AM PST · 40 of 59
    PrincessB to Kaslin

    I quit watching most network scripted shows (I like the Amazing Race, singing shows, etc.) for the most part. I tried to give “How to Get Away with Murder” a chance because I took the title literally. I watch a lot of international television where sometimes a racy episode has two wrist grabs and a back hug. The “love scenes” on the Murder show came off as inhumane and weird after not being exposed to that for a while. Yes, they can put all of that in there but take it out and there is no plot, just hateful characters I don’t care about.

  • Federal Committee: We Need Fat Interventions At Worksites

    11/09/2014 10:18:54 AM PST · 85 of 96
    PrincessB to Eroteme

    I’d love to see some of these, but not NFL locker rooms. Their food is managed by a nutritionist and chef at the practice facility. They have someone looking at calorie intake, fat vs. carbs vs. protein all the time.

    It might be more interesting when someone twice my weight criticizes my lentil soup and apple lunch because the soup has a little sausage in it (OH NO FAT) and I eat it with a baguette (NO WHOLE GRAIN BREAD).

  • Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

    11/08/2014 8:42:01 AM PST · 79 of 86
    PrincessB to surrey

    In conjunction with a book I read a couple of years ago, I read an NY Times article from the late 19th/early 20th Century where the societal do-gooders wanted to ban or curb pickle sales and consumption because they made children excitable (specifically low income immigrant children). he he.

    That fat you are eating is fairly natural, non overheated fat. The fats that can cause problems are the frying oils. I ate a spinach dish last week that could probably be served to any non-picky eater and enjoyed. Because of the cheese, butter and evaporated milk, it would never fly as “healthy.”

    According to the photos kids are circulating, a thermos of leftovers is well above what I am seeing on trays.

  • I'm a 'Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine'. What Are You?

    11/07/2014 6:32:01 AM PST · 14 of 60
    PrincessB to TurboZamboni

    Right-Leaning Libertarian Non-Interventionist Nationalist Reactionary

    Why do I feel like Ron Paul?

  • Michael Brown's Mother Named As Robbery Attacker

    11/06/2014 4:55:34 PM PST · 62 of 64
    PrincessB to Billthedrill

    I hope and pray you are correct and the citizens of Ferguson can go back to doing their business. In the past few years there have been some inroads into gentrification/re-gentrification: new restaurants that are decent lunch/happy hour choices for surrounding businesses (There’s a mini district of these), one of the better farmer’s markets which shut down for the year early due to patrons being harassed by protesters, family events in the local parks and a stop on the food truck tours of town. It’s like they took a step forward and were shoved ten steps back.

  • Univ. of San Francisco: Straights, Whites Have "Heterosexual," Racist "Privilege"

    11/02/2014 7:34:05 PM PST · 50 of 79
    PrincessB to SpaceBar

    UCSF and University of San Francisco are completely different schools.

    UCSF is still a great place to go for health sciences.

  • Slavery is a business reality, and it’s up to companies to stop it

    11/01/2014 7:41:45 AM PDT · 26 of 50
    PrincessB to Terry L Smith

    When I get the shopping at Walmart is socially unjust crowd, I remind them that Walmart will hire anybody and some people need to prove that they can show up and on time for six consecutive months. The ones that take advantage of the time there probably don’t stay at minimum wage for long.

  • Left-leaning "friends" on social media (Vanity)

    10/30/2014 1:51:14 PM PDT · 7 of 105
    PrincessB to balch3

    I am with you. I don’t make political or too many religious posts and for the most part I ignore them.

  • Chaput: clergy might stop signing marriage licenses as “principled resistance”

    10/27/2014 8:50:45 PM PDT · 4 of 32
    PrincessB to Salvation

    This is how things work in several countries. There is the legal ceremony or marriage registry and then the religious ceremony. Heck a friend of mine and her husband wanted to be married by a childhood friend who is a rabbi. He’s not licesensed to marry in our state, so they signed the paperwork with the JOP prior to the ceremony with family and friends. It wasn’t a big deal.

  • U.S. Citizenship Quiz

    10/26/2014 7:23:03 PM PDT · 31 of 42
    PrincessB to navysealdad

    25/25 on Citizenship, 6/10 on Disney. I think I should get a bonus point though for knowing that Jessica Simpson wasn’t a mouseketeer.