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I think it depends where you live. My parents threw a huge party sm

Posted By: FellowClassOf83 Grad on 2006-07-10
In Reply to: I think it is hysterical how things have changed since I - sm - Laura E.

for me when I graduated with about 150 people. The gifts weren't in the $100 range but it was 23 years ago. I received over $5000 in gifts and that was used to help buy the things I needed to go away to college such as bed linens, dorm furnishings, etc. The rest was used over the 4 years to subsidize when I needed extra for something. Yes, my parents paid for college, to the tune of $25k per year. They were happy to do it and proud when I graduated with honors and got a good job afterwards.

I'm going to do the same for my 2 kids that my parents did for my sister and I. There is nothing wrong with working hard to give your kids the best in life and nothing wrong with celebrating their milestones. If you don't agree with graduation parties, don't go to them, but if you don't celebrate your kids' milestones and make them special occasions, who will?

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CPL definitely depends on where you live
I live in Arkansas and the most you get here for locals is 10 cents if you are lucky.  The rate here is usually between 7-10 cents and that is with printing, pickup and delivery.  There are not many MTs around here but these docs here are tightwads. 
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Why would u drive 50 minutes for a pt job though? Can't they email it to you?
Depends on where you live
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If you receive files electronically and deliver electronically, then I would guess 13 cents per 65 character line is reasonable. More is always nice. Also depends on how badly you want the job.

Even if you pick up and deliver, depends on how many miles you have to drive, but still 13 seems like a nice mid range. You don't want to get piggy and ask 15 or cut yourself off and ask for 10 cpl....
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Depends on where you live I guess. sm

My cats have been outdoor cats all of their lives.  One is 13 and the other is 10.  Where we live, they sleep in the street.  They're both neutered and up-to-date on shots.  They don't wander too far from home anymore as they get older.

We moved here from a farm on a dead end road and I tried to make them stay indoors at first, but they wouldn't have any part of it.

Like I said, it depends. 

Everyone in our tiny neighborhood knows them by name and dogs fear them. :)

(They're 15 lbs. each).

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I agree... it depends on where in the country you live....
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I guess it depends where you live. Grocery
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Sorry, this absolutely depends on the county you live in. Going through
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Depends where you live? Small town big city? sm
Hospital billing?  Clinic billing?
I guess it all depends on what part of the country you live.
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It all depends on what state you live in and what their laws and requirements are. Check with your
Not all of us are parents. Not everyone had caring parents. nm,
Maybe they just threw everyone off
and no one else to post. BTDT.
Dang!! I Just Threw One Away!!
I just had mine croak a couple of months ago and threw it away. I never thought about keeping it to use for spare parts. I had a heck of a time finding one just like it. I finally ended up ordering it from Amazon because the ones at Staples are the newer model with the humongous wrist wrests.

So sorry. I hope you get it up and running again. I absolutely love mine.

Ellen S.
What do you think threw you, changes in puncuation, etc. according to BOS??nm
She just threw that out there to shut us up, I think
She posts here quite frequently, mostly to whine about her husband, stepson, MIL,and everything else. I don't believe she's really an intentional troll at all, just a complete moron who was trying to dig her way out of the sh*tstorm she started with this gem of a post.
same thing happened to me; i threw a fit with them. sm
i ended up getting my 4th installation under my initial purchase registration # but they did inform me if it happens again, i will have to purchase.  i refuse to although my company requires it.  i haven't ran into needing it again but i am sure i will eventually.  you can buy the (whatever that external USB thing is called) which allows unlimited installs, but not after your initial purchase and i, like you, was not informed about all that as my company purchased for me and withheld from my pay.  win XP does a similar thing and only limits the installs on the software.  i think they both are a bunch of BS.  i pay for it, i deserve to do what i want with it.  can't help my hard drive crashed, etc.
I threw out the ice cube trays. sm

I posted this advice a few months ago.  I got sooooooooo tired of going to get ice and finding empty trays in the freezer and some in the sink.  So I just threw them out. 

About 2 days later, the kids (and hubby) are like, "How come we don't have any ice? And where are the ice cube trays"  My reply was, "I THREW the ice cube trays away because we NEVER have had any ice and we NEVER will. At least this way I KNOW that when I want some ice for my soda, there will not be any ice in my house EVER AGAIN!"  :) 

They all thought I was crazy.

I also put the trash can out in the garage and I hang up a plastic grocery bag on the door handle of the garage door until it is full enough to tie up and go out in the trash can.  Otherwise, I get the "TOSS" with spilled stuff everywhere,  and the "PYRAMID" and have to get out the trash bags to clean the stuff up.

I shined my house spotless one day and then spent a couple of weeks cleaning just my own stuff.  Washed my own dishes, cleaned my own spills, picked up my own clothes, did my own laundry (including towels that I hid for myself) cleaned my "toothpaste overflow" out of the bathroom sink, etc. (of course I cleaned the toilet and washed the floors, because that is just to icky).

At any rate, after the first day, they were washing dishes on "as per needed" basis.  After about 3 days, everyone was like, "Why is the house such a mess?"

I said, as I walked over shoes that didn't make it into the "shoe basket" by the door, and totally ignored the "clutter" everywhere: "GEE I don't know, I clean up after myself well enough."

They got the hint.  Things aren't immaculate, but much better.


Guess the MQMT threw me off
I was in the same boat until I threw a $ amount at him.

Then he said, "What are you talking to me for? Get back to work!"


hears to ears through to threw
Sorry no wonder you are so down on being a Transcriptionist as it is evident you have problems spelling. 
What threw me is that they knew my last name and it is not in my e-mail address.
Yes! The "blue link" thing threw me, too,
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I went into this without prejudice, threw myelf actually, but it seems to get worse...
instead of better. I feel I got a pay cut with almost the same amount of work. Some jobs are great, then you get 3-4 that are heavy in editing and it ruins anything you got with a good 1 or 2.
Kind of ashamed to admit I threw daughter's card away
I know some will call me petty. We haven't ever had the best relationship because she has been a difficult kid since grade school. Just really, really hard to deal with and nasty much of the time. I keep trying and trying and trying and trying. I help her out financially when I can, watch the baby every day while I'm trying to work, too.  I had tears picking out a card for her, and I put some money in there with a little note to treat herself. Yes, I took the money out and tossed the card. I know it sounds harsh, but I feel like I keep putting forth the effort and barely get a thank you in return. Instead, I get a "what's your problem?" Now my son..I can deal with. At least he treats me with some kindness and he tries.
I threw my back out playing dodge ball in 2nd grade. nm
Or discpline time! My kids would be very sorry if they threw things at me or in the house. Two hours
is not too long for them to give you some space.  That's really sad for you, but maybe try to rein them in.  Can't hurt, right?
My 8-year-old threw up on the way home from family celebration Christmas Eve, all over the back seat

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why no, i don't live in snobville. did you think you knew me? i live in heritage hills a suburb
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why yes the quality of air where i live is quite different than where the city people live.
Lots of pollution.  That's why everyone is moving away from the city and areas zoned for multiple housing units and low income housing and trailer parks.  Population is dense and near manufacturing.  So yes, the air is different but millions of people pay a little extra for the quality, the space and privacy afforded to those who move out of polluted crowded areas such as you defend.  There is always a reason why some areas and housing is cheaper than others.  Maybe it is the air and maybe it's something you can't quite put your finger on but you know you would prefer not to live in certain areas.  You know what I mean or are you living in one of those areas?  They tell after awhile you block out the sounds, the smells and get used to the pollution.  I don't know.  I didn't stay long enough to test the theory.  My mental and physical health is way too important to me. 
I know they live a long time, so if there is a chance they will out live you - sm
make sure you make provisions for them in your will. I have only had cockatiels and some finches, so don't really know anything about the bigger birds. I love African Grey's but they are very expensive.
Do you have an I-party near you? OR....SM
try the web for homemade costume ideas.   A cute one I've always wanted to do was to hang cereal boxes all over the body with fake rubber knives sticking out of each onewith fake blood and go as a CEREAL KILLER.
new yrs eve party
we met at 2000 new yrs eve party. i went out with my brother & his friends that night b/c my friend blew me off and it was there that i met my husband. :-)
Also, who knows what the other party
in their recorded statement. I used to transcribe these things too and the one thing I noticed is that out of one accident, each party always blames the other guy and sometimes the statements vary wildly as to what happened. You might want to get your version on the record. Just be sure to speak clearly and don't talk over each other.
Yes were going to a party party
wait, I think that's backwards, LOL
Spa party help, please

I'm hosting a spa party at my house on Friday at 6:30 p.m.  I'm going to serve:

Vegetable pizza

Chips/Mexican dip (cheese, cooked ground beef, salsa in the crock pot)

Fresh fruit (strawberries, grapes, blueberries)

Lemon squares


Would it be okay to use pale yellow paper plates, napkins, utensils, hot/cold cups with a white tablecloth and a vase of fresh flowers?  Can I move the chairs away from the kitchen table and serve the food there or should I put it on a table in the den where we'll be having the party?  Should I offer drinks as people arrive and wait until everyone is there before we eat or should everyone just get their food/drink as they arrive? 

I've never had or been to this type of party, so I'm really nervous.  Does my menu sound like enough, too much, yucky choices???  I thought it would be fun having a spa party, but it's made me a first-class nervous wreck planning it! 

I'm open to all ideas and recommendations.  Thanks.



Or have a party going on right behind them
Many of the ESL's I get must either choose dictation stations right next to congested areas or don't have a clue how their dictation sounds because they never play it back.  It's hard enough to understand them without loud personal conversations and bursts of laughter right near by, or the somebody loudly paging someone right through their dictation, or sitting right next to a phone that rings and rings.  This is the norm on most of the dictations I've been getting, and I'm really tired of it!  When I worked in-house people KNEW to be quiet when someone was dictating, and the doctors edited their dictations enough to hear what was going on the background.  This is one of the down sides of working off site - you can't grab anybody and say - "come listen to this, and then don't blame me if its full of blanks"!
We are not an outside party

We are directly under the physician. We are not BCBS or the government.



Having an engagement party for our son and his g/f!
Wow, a party on a Monday? Can I come?? (sm)
I'll bring food too; I'm a good coo, I swear I am!.
I made this for a party once..sm

You may have already seen these, if not they are rather cute.

Purchase some plastic (deli type) disposable gloves.  These are made to touch food, etc.  Put a candy corn in fingertips (for fingernails) stuff rest with popcorn.  Tie top with colored black/orange ribbon, and put plastic spider rings (found everywhere at halloween) on top of glove after they are stuffed.  These are really kinda cute.

A party for our patients...
Every year, the staff in our clinic takes it on ourselves to throw a party for our patients. We all cook finger food, make snack trays, cookies, baked good, cheezes, bread, meat trays, the works. We have breakfast foods and lunch foods. We decorate tables in our lobby to spread this out on. We usually do this one day a week for the four weeks before Christmas so many patients will get to enjoy it. We have coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice, cokes and punch. We have fruits and dips....something for everyone, even diabetics. The patients are touched that we go to the trouble and we are touched by how much they love it! These patients have gone through enough suffering with their diseases and some are elderly and don't have family members. Some tell us this is their only Christmas!  We have been doing this several years now and the patients are beginning to tell us to be sure we appoint them to return on the days we are having our "Christmas spread." I just thought I'd share the Christmas party that means the most to me... and this is definitely it! Just the look on their faces as they are enjoying it is Christmas to me.
Party dilema...

Okay, 5 years ago, our family threw a huge party - a pig roast actually - with over 100 people during the course of the night.  My father-in-law said he wanted to do it again this year, but has since backed out because of his health not being the best and my husband has no interest in planning.  I would love to charge in and do it myself except for one thing - I have no idea how to roast a pig.  I was thinking of just having burgers and dogs as well as whatever sides people want to bring, soda, beer, etc and just turn up the music and have a blast.  My husband says you can't have a pig roast one year and turn around and just have hamburgers another time.   I think he's full of it!  Any opinions?  And be kind...he IS a great guy.  Just a party p**per when it comes to this.

Happy 4th!

Just was at a grad party and met one of my former MDs


Do a kabob party!!! (sm)
We did a kabob party once. We supplied big bowls of all the things you would put on them including meat (chicken, steak, and pork) and then bowls of other stuff like cherry tomatoes, pieces of pineapple, mushrooms, green pepper chunks, onion chunks, etc. We marinated the meat and had it laying in the bowls already marinated. Everbody got their own kabob skewer and built their own and then carried it out to the grill where my husband grilled it for them. You could put on it whatever you liked. When we were done, we roased marshmallows too! That was the most successful party we ever did. We had everyone else bring a dish to go along with the kabobs and we supplied the kabobs. Hope that helps!