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April 30, 2013
9:31 am
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AndromedaStrain
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I don't think it's weird at all. When my husband has his busy time, I have plans to peace out and visit my family. It's easier for everyone, and no one feels neglected or bored. I think the key is just being secure with your relationship and family, which obviously, Janae and Billy are rock solid.

May 4, 2013
12:43 pm
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leftcoaster
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Likely I would think he doesn't even have private loans. Just finished law school and I would take out the federal subsidized and un-subsidized loans and Grad Plus will cover the rest, including living expenses which are estimated by the school. As a 1 single person it was a reasonable amount to live on. Not a ton, but enough. The private loans right now have insane interest rates. I don't really know anyone who took them out for law school, except maybe to support them during bar prep if they didn't have a law firm paying for their prep.  

May 4, 2013
6:07 pm
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liz26110
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Private loans are the LAST resort. I work in higher education administration, not financial aid and the idea that someone would take one out for school scares the daylights out of most in the field.

May 5, 2013
12:32 pm
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cold a sac
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She just seems so hopelessly immature. I hope I'm wrong.

May 6, 2013
8:55 am
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Private loans could also be "mom and dad" loans.  My catman and I took some money out of the Bank of Mom and Dad to buy our townhouse. smile

May 6, 2013
11:29 am
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berfbarf
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readerofblogs said
She just seems so hopelessly immature. I hope I'm wrong.

I think that's just a blog persona, because honestly, she has handled the motherhood thing as well as anyone. I mean, you have CailtlinHTP giving Henry "toys" made out of crap she has around the house, KERF complaining about everything Corn Dookie does as if a baby does things for spite, and Daily Garnish being codependent upon her 18-month-old to provide her emotional needs.

I think HRG is doing OK, despite how she comes off on her blog.

May 6, 2013
11:15 pm
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snarkyrunner
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Carbtastic said
Does anyone think it's weird that she and Brooke are basically getting kicked out of the house during Billy's finals?

Nope. I backed off my husband while he was wrapping up his doctoral research and writing his dissertation.  It was kind of important to give him the time he needed to finish since his job was dependent on the degree and his degree gets us more money than mine.  It meant he stayed at work later hours to get stuff done, so I worked more & ran more.

May 7, 2013
10:53 am
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under a smallpox moon
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snarkyrunner said

Carbtastic said
Does anyone think it's weird that she and Brooke are basically getting kicked out of the house during Billy's finals?

Nope. I backed off my husband while he was wrapping up his doctoral research and writing his dissertation.  It was kind of important to give him the time he needed to finish since his job was dependent on the degree and his degree gets us more money than mine.  It meant he stayed at work later hours to get stuff done, so I worked more & ran more.

high-five High five for being awesome, snarkyrunner. I always read it as a great sign of respect between the couple when one realizes how important it is for the other to focus on their studies.

Formerly Inspired Eyebrows
May 8, 2013
7:46 pm
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cold a sac
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I think HRG just posted her best writing since I've been reading the last year or so..  she sounds mature and sound…  the writing is good too…  brava! 

May 9, 2013
8:02 am
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toohottorun
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readerofblogs said
I think HRG just posted her best writing since I've been reading the last year or so..  she sounds mature and sound…  the writing is good too…  brava! 

I don't get it…what was so good about her last entry?

 

I liked the funny story about how Brooke ruined her shirt, but I wouldn't say it was particularly mature or good writing.

 

I was going through the archives again and she was nuts in 2010. She seems SO normal now by comparison – either that or she has learnt how to lie. One day she did spin plus stairs plus elliptical and then had breakfast of one piece of toast and an apple. And that was one of the days she had breakfast! She really seems to be doing much better now, I hope so for Brooke's sake.

 

What does Bangs Friend do? She always seems free during the day.

May 9, 2013
8:48 am
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cold a sac
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I just think her writing is so immature as in "the best cookie in the while wide world" and dumb stuff about hanging out with her friends EVERY SINGLE NIGHT for lunch and dinner (or so it seems). 

 

I don't think many of those young Mormon women work…

May 9, 2013
9:17 am
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toohottorun said

readerofblogs said
I think HRG just posted her best writing since I've been reading the last year or so..  she sounds mature and sound…  the writing is good too…  brava! 

I don't get it…what was so good about her last entry?

 

I liked the funny story about how Brooke ruined her shirt, but I wouldn't say it was particularly mature or good writing.

I am guessing she meant one of the two posts after the shirt one… probably this one:  "Why working out helps me personally to be a better mom."

May 10, 2013
6:17 am
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toohottorun
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readerofblogs said
I just think her writing is so immature as in "the best cookie in the while wide world" and dumb stuff about hanging out with her friends EVERY SINGLE NIGHT for lunch and dinner (or so it seems). 

 

I don't think many of those young Mormon women work…

Yes, the "best most favoritist" ever is funny for a while but then you get sick of it. Especially when some of her bestest things she never mentions on the blog again…

 

Do you think HRG will go back to work or just stay home once Billy graduates? I think she really liked teaching, I would be sad if she didn't go back to a school because passionate teachers are really important for society (even if they can't spell, lol). I try to tell myself Bangs Friend works nights or studies, because I can't fathom the thought of a woman with no kids just…not working at all. Weird.


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