December 15th, 2013

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My mother is 51 years old. I am 23. And I've had more of a friend type relationship with her more than her being my mother. I havnt lived with her or had her as a mom for 10 years Infact I really don't feel like I have a mom. She's an alcoholic and quick tempered and crazy. She has pushed literally everyone in her life away. She spent 6 months of last year in prison for multiple dui. I have a rocky relationship with her and it's very hard for me too keep my cool around her or to spend my time with her. Recently she has been diagnosed with Huntingtons disease. My grandmother died of it and 3 of my aunts have it as well. This gives me a 50/50 chance of getting it.

My question is I'm having a really hard time with all of this I'm not sure at all how to deal with any of it. I don't have the means to take care of her but shes all alone and will get worse until she dies. A sick feeling In my stomach tells me I don't have to deal with it and it's not problem another telling me she's my mother and I need to do something. But what? I'm also afraid she is going to try to commit suicide at some point. What would you think or feel or do if you were me about her?

Another should I get tested for it? Huntingtons, Some say it will ruin my life some say I should know and prepare myself idk
I never been so unsure about anything like this before
nirvana 12

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This is a bit of a first world problem. I have a 10+ year old dishwasher. It looks fine, but it does not wash the dishes well. I stopped using it, and just wash by hand. I don't put in crusted dishes that are caked in food; just regular dishes that other dishwashers have been able to handle. But this one no longer washes them. They come out with food chunks and it's gross. I have took out the spinny thing (the rinse/water arm thing?) and cleaned out the junk, ran a dishwasher cleaner through it, and make sure it can spin. I just think it's a not good dishwasher that's dead. I want to buy a new one.

I want to spend around 500$ or less, but I have no idea which brands or where to buy. I was looking at a Brada but online reviews said it was awful. I was at the Brick but I didn't like the $230 install fee.

1) What are good dishwasher brands? Which are awful and I should never buy?
2) Where should I buy? I'm in Canada in a big city.
3) What is a reasonable fee to install? Is it hard to do it myself?
4) What the heck do I do with the old one, assuming I don't have someone take it with delivery of the new one? Is it an asshole move to give it away free AS LONG as I state it doesn't clean well but might be fixable?

DK/DC: Would you/have you prefer to buy a new or used car? Why? My answer in comments.


What is your most favourite recent purchase either made for yourself, or as a  gift for someone else?

I would think for me it's a toss up between the MamaRoo or Baby Jogger City Select stroller we got for the baby. Expensive, but this might be our only baby so we are going all out.

dk/dc how many e-mails are in your inbox right now? Just cleaning mine out and realized it's been years. Going through 12,000 e-mail is time consuming and boring, but I'm afraid to delete something important.

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Does the holiday season remind you of something that isn't necessarily holiday related?

What is the worst food you've ever had at a potluck? Did you eat everything you had taken (of that item) or try to slyly throw it away?

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I'm giving candy to my students at the end of this week before our vacation.
I have a few kids with allergies/health concerns, so I'm going to make some coupons also.

I'm thinking along the lines of bonus points on a quiz or something, but do you have any suggestions for things that I can put on my ~holiday~ coupons for the non-candy eaters?
Happy Little Jesus

Undocumented Immigration Debate

Do you think that immunity should be granted to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors? Do you think immunity should be granted to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for a certain period of time? EDIT: If you feel that they should, what incentive would anyone have to go about immigration legally? Do you think that undocumented immigrants should be entitled to in-state tuitions at the college level? Do you think undocumented immigrants should be able to participate in the Affordable Healthcare Act? Do you think undocumented immigrants should be able to vote in state or national elections?

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Do you think sex education and easy access to (and knowledge of how to use) birth control and condoms should play a bigger role in organizations that work with the mentally handicapped?