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    I've heard of some movie theaters that have "Movies for Mommies" or some such nonsense.  Basically, they show an adult movie before 2pm on a Tuesday.  Parents with infants and toddlers come in with their kids in strollers or carseat carriers.  They leave the lights on low so it's not pitch dark.  They turn the sound down a bit so it's not blasting.  Basically, they make it so grownups who have young children can still see new adult movies in the theaters as they're coming out.  And if everyone at that theater at that time is in the same situation, nobody is really going to care if your little one whines or squeaks a little during the movie.
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    adk19 said:

    I've heard of some movie theaters that have "Movies for Mommies" or some such nonsense.  Basically, they show an adult movie before 2pm on a Tuesday.  Parents with infants and toddlers come in with their kids in strollers or carseat carriers.  They leave the lights on low so it's not pitch dark.  They turn the sound down a bit so it's not blasting.  Basically, they make it so grownups who have young children can still see new adult movies in the theaters as they're coming out.  And if everyone at that theater at that time is in the same situation, nobody is really going to care if your little one whines or squeaks a little during the movie.

    I like that idea a lot!


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    hellohkb said:
    I've heard of some movie theaters that have "Movies for Mommies" or some such nonsense.  Basically, they show an adult movie before 2pm on a Tuesday.  Parents with infants and toddlers come in with their kids in strollers or carseat carriers.  They leave the lights on low so it's not pitch dark.  They turn the sound down a bit so it's not blasting.  Basically, they make it so grownups who have young children can still see new adult movies in the theaters as they're coming out.  And if everyone at that theater at that time is in the same situation, nobody is really going to care if your little one whines or squeaks a little during the movie.
    I like that idea a lot!
    If you're a mom of bitty ones and/or are in a mom group, I would think most theaters would be happy to implement this.  I mean really, I'm sure a multi-plex can find one theater a month and show the current hit if a group of 10 or 12 want to see it at 1pm on a Tuesday.  Maybe it'd start out as a once a month thing and grow, maybe it just wouldn't work in your area.  But I think if you pitched it, it just might fly.
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    I had a blast at my high school reunion. Social media wasn't a thing until we'd already graduated from college, so not everyone was or is super active on Facebook. Our town is pretty small, and a lot of people leave after high school and move elsewhere. Since they had the reunion over Thanksgiving weekend, a lot of people who wouldn't ordinarily be around came because they were home to see family anyway. I wasn't super popular but with a class of 100 kids, everyone knows everyone. And I reconnected with a lot of people and ended up befriending some of the folks that were not part of my social circle in high school. Sure, some people bitched about how lame reunions are but those people didn't come to spoil the good time the rest of us had.
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    I'm with Cookie; I, too, actually reconnected with people I used to be friends with and found that many people I wasn't friends with back then were great people now. It was nice, and I'm glad I went.  
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    I'm with Cookie; I, too, actually reconnected with people I used to be friends with and found that many people I wasn't friends with back then were great people now. It was nice, and I'm glad I went.  
    I went to my 10 year and had a great time.  I talked to all the "cool kids" I was afraid to talk to when I was in high school.  I caught up with a girlfriend and ended up moving to Colorado with her as a roommate for a year.  My 20 year was supposed to have been last year (god, I'm old), but I didn't hear about it until like a week before.  Because I didn't have a chance to get excited about it and ask the few people I'm in contact with if they were going, I ignored the invite and didn't go.
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    @thespeshulestsnowflakeFI was saying (and I agree) that it would be awesome if children under 10 weren't allowed in PG-13+ movies after say, 9:00pm. But you're right. Parents..
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    I have never been to any of my high school reunions.  With FB I can easily see what people are doing.  No need to go to a reunion only to hang out with the same people I would hang out with now and be reminded again of the cliques that are still very prevalent.

    My small town high school doesn't do traditional reunions for each class. Every five (or ten. I don't know) there's a reunion. But it's for all classes since the dawn of time. I don't go. I talk to the people I want from high school. I know how the school has changed since I went there - I work there every day. My parents go sometimes.
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    hicoco said:

    My snark is from when I went to see Jurassic World this weekend. It was a Saturday night at 10pm and people are coming in with their babies and children like 3-4 years old. Of course these kids were terrified and crying, screaming, etc during the movie. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. I did not pay $12 a ticket to listen to your kid disrupt a movie.

    When H and I went to see the latest X-Men movie at like 9pm some lady was there with her under one year old kid in a stroller.  Of course as soon as the movie started the baby started to cry because hello that movie can be loud and it probably hurt the kids ears.  She eventually left, but the whole time I was thinking "Who brings a baby to the movies?"  Yeah the parents may want to see the movie but if you can't find a sitter you don't bring the baby instead you just don't go to the movies!

    In that same movie a family was sitting behind us with their young kids (8 and under I am guessing) and between the f word and Hugh Jackman's bare ass they finally left.  Again you knew that the movie was rated PG-13 so maybe bringing your young kids to see it was not the smartest parenting move.


    I agree. I take DS with me pretty much everywhere. However, my reproductive choices should not infringe on anyone else - which is only one of the reasons I won't take my 20 month old son to the theatre (also, regardless of how much work I do, he's the loud kid at daycare. And he hates to sit still).
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    Another snark - Rodan and Fields, Mary Kay, Pink Zebra, whatever....sellers on Facebook. STOP INVITING ME TO BUY SHIT. 

    And no, I'm not interested in attending a jewelry or purse party for your sister's friend.

    This reminds me I've caught Mary Kay salespeople lying through their teeth to get people to listen to their sales pitch. I don't want Mary Kay. Stop lying about you're doing. I've actually sent emails to Mary Kay about specific people lying about being a photographer who needs to increase your portfolio or a stay-at-home mom who wants to meet other local women to have girls nights.





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    We have Stars and Strollers at our theatre, so parents can bring their kids.  Just like PP's mentioned above, not as dark, quieter and kid friendly.  I'm sure it also helps the theatre's bottom line as they get more people in during the deader afternoons.  

    I went to my HS 10 year reunion, dinner and drinks/dance.  It was fun.  I had a graduating class of almost 700 (2300 at the school) and about 120 showed up, but I did get to talk to a lot of people I knew but didn't talk a lot too in HS.  But while almost everyone mingled and chatted with everyone, the "popular" crew grabbed a table to themselves, right beside the bar and proceeded to get stupid drunk and stink eye anyone else who tried to talk to them.  It's like they never moved on, and most probably never did.  

    Not sure if anything will happen at 20 since it all needs to be organized by students.  I'd love to go to DH's reunions and be his hottie wife arm candy but that's across the country and he has no interest in going if they even have any.  

    ETA - I just found the old FB group for the reunion.  Apparently, a bunch of people RSVP'd and either didn't show, or came but never sent in a cheque and the organizers were out over $800.  How ridiculous that you would go to a dinner event and not pay for your ticket.  

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    Another snark - Rodan and Fields, Mary Kay, Pink Zebra, whatever....sellers on Facebook. STOP INVITING ME TO BUY SHIT. 

    And no, I'm not interested in attending a jewelry or purse party for your sister's friend.

    This reminds me I've caught Mary Kay salespeople lying through their teeth to get people to listen to their sales pitch. I don't want Mary Kay. Stop lying about you're doing. I've actually sent emails to Mary Kay about specific people lying about being a photographer who needs to increase your portfolio or a stay-at-home mom who wants to meet other local women to have girls nights.
    I, for an embarrassing amount of time, read posts on the pink truth (I think that was the name) where it basically outs all the dirty undies of MK. It was mildly facenating. 
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    Another snark - Rodan and Fields, Mary Kay, Pink Zebra, whatever....sellers on Facebook. STOP INVITING ME TO BUY SHIT. 

    And no, I'm not interested in attending a jewelry or purse party for your sister's friend.
    I'll go to a party and maybe order something knowing I am getting food, drinks and socializing.... The "FB Parties" are the lamest thing ever. Drives me crazy that the "host" literally does nothing yet wants us to buy crap for her to get credit...
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    adk19 said:
    I'm with Cookie; I, too, actually reconnected with people I used to be friends with and found that many people I wasn't friends with back then were great people now. It was nice, and I'm glad I went.  
    I went to my 10 year and had a great time.  I talked to all the "cool kids" I was afraid to talk to when I was in high school.  I caught up with a girlfriend and ended up moving to Colorado with her as a roommate for a year.  My 20 year was supposed to have been last year (god, I'm old), but I didn't hear about it until like a week before.  Because I didn't have a chance to get excited about it and ask the few people I'm in contact with if they were going, I ignored the invite and didn't go.

    My 20 is this year. We are already half way through the year with no news of one. At this rate, we can combine it with the class that graduated the year after us.
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    My Dad was going to come up for his combined high school reunion for the classes of 1969 (his class) and 1970.  But he got an email that said due to the high response from the class of 1970 that the folks from 1969 were now uninvited.  So apparently it was more a 1970 class reunion and they just included the 1969 class to help meet some sort of attendance goal for the venue.

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    My Dad was going to come up for his combined high school reunion for the classes of 1969 (his class) and 1970.  But he got an email that said due to the high response from the class of 1970 that the folks from 1969 were now uninvited.  So apparently it was more a 1970 class reunion and they just included the 1969 class to help meet some sort of attendance goal for the venue.
    How rude! That's awful.

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    I was home schooled so a high school reunion would be ... me.


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    LMAO. That would also be my reunion! I'm kind of glad I don't have to deal with those things.


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    my cousin sent out her invites last week for her wedding in august of this year. and of course mine came as mrsk and guest. like seriously take the time to know your family and find out names. i have been with my FI for 8 yrs. just rude if you ask me. 
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    Update on my invite snark about the "gift card shower:"

    I found out at the shower that DH and I are probably not even invited to the wedding. The girl and I are friends by association through my old roommate. Well my old roommate was throwing the shower and I was talking to her and she kept talking about how small of a wedding she was having and I was like, "Oh well that's sweet of her to include us then." She got a nervous look on his face and I just asked her what. And she said she didn't know if we were invited because she wasn't inviting "extended friends." WTF is an extended friend?!?

    I'm kind of pissed off. I gave them $50 cash at the shower with the intent of giving more at the wedding. Now I'm kind of glad I didn't give her more.

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    emmaaa said:
    Update on my invite snark about the "gift card shower:"

    I found out at the shower that DH and I are probably not even invited to the wedding. The girl and I are friends by association through my old roommate. Well my old roommate was throwing the shower and I was talking to her and she kept talking about how small of a wedding she was having and I was like, "Oh well that's sweet of her to include us then." She got a nervous look on his face and I just asked her what. And she said she didn't know if we were invited because she wasn't inviting "extended friends." WTF is an extended friend?!?

    I'm kind of pissed off. I gave them $50 cash at the shower with the intent of giving more at the wedding. Now I'm kind of glad I didn't give her more.
    UGH that's so annoying, so basically you were invited to a BBQ and asked to bring a gift under the guise it was a shower and you were also invited to the wedding.
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    kvruns said:
    emmaaa said:
    Update on my invite snark about the "gift card shower:"

    I found out at the shower that DH and I are probably not even invited to the wedding. The girl and I are friends by association through my old roommate. Well my old roommate was throwing the shower and I was talking to her and she kept talking about how small of a wedding she was having and I was like, "Oh well that's sweet of her to include us then." She got a nervous look on his face and I just asked her what. And she said she didn't know if we were invited because she wasn't inviting "extended friends." WTF is an extended friend?!?

    I'm kind of pissed off. I gave them $50 cash at the shower with the intent of giving more at the wedding. Now I'm kind of glad I didn't give her more.
    UGH that's so annoying, so basically you were invited to a BBQ and asked to bring a gift under the guise it was a shower and you were also invited to the wedding.
    Yeah, basically. It's not like I feel like I HAVE to be invited to their wedding or I'd be offended. But don't invite me to a "shower" just for money. Nope.

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    Cold hard cash, or a check? If it were a check, I'd spent the few bucks ($7? $12?) to put a stop payment on that sucker. 

    Maybe I'm just feeling spiteful this morning or maybe I'd actually do it, not sure! 
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    Cold hard cash, or a check? If it were a check, I'd spent the few bucks ($7? $12?) to put a stop payment on that sucker. 

    Maybe I'm just feeling spiteful this morning or maybe I'd actually do it, not sure! 
    I just gave cash. I hate waiting for people to cash checks and see it come out of my account. 

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