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    • Friends / TV Programme / 0 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      14.05.2002 22:02
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      When you take days of work sick so you can sit all day and watch video after video of Friends, you know you have a problem. You have Rachel played by Jennifer Aniston-Pitt, known for her silky locks, who you first meet as she runs into the local coffee house Central Perk in her wedding dress as she has jilted her fiance at the alter, with her snobby, charming ways shoppoholic tendancies and expensive taste you can't resist her bratty charm, with storylines from her up and downs with Ross to laughs all the way as they get drunk in Vegas and walk down the isle. to her more recent pregnancy. Then you have to meet Ross played by David Schwimmer, known to be the bore with his dinasour relicks the doctor of doctors in paleontology, again he's funny charming and known as Monicas older brother, his storylines are yet the same with the up and downs in relationships from his marriage to Carole who turned out to be a lesbian. Even his pinning love for Rachel since they were in high school together, but mostly known for his failed marriages three in total always a standing joke between the friends. My personal favourite character has to be Monica played by Courtney Cox-Arquette, Ross's younger sister the chef, always cooking and hosting parties for the gang. An absolute cleaning perfectionist. Addicted to clenliness as far as she is concerned everything has to be just so. outstanding character with her trial and tribulations with her weight and relationships until her romance with Chandler whom she marries and lives happily ever after. A genuinly funny charachter with charm and well known for her quirkyness and one liners you can't not love her. I say that Monica is my favourite but I think that Pheobe whos played by Lisa Kudrow comes high in the runnings, I can only describe her as a flaky new age waif. A blonde bombshell but very dippy and very sweet, laughs and tears all the way through her sarrogacy for her brother of tr iplets and her stormy relationships. She sees no bad in anyone very indiscriminate. a selfless masseur an absolute heart of gold will do anything for anyone. you got too love her too. Chandler played by Mathew Perry together with Joey played by Matt Le-blanc, are the comedy act like Laurel and Hardy, you have a barrel of laughs with the wannabe actor Joey with his one line "HOW YOU DOIN" and the neumerator Chandler. who can bring you to tears as the batchalors across the hall fight over the dippy Janice with the awful laugh "OH MY GOD" is the only word to discribe her. the two together make the series comedy with joeys daftness and Chandlers dry wit you will roll around in stitches. I think this is a good description of Friends the charachters are funny up beat and show that even after doing now eight series that comedy never dies. The trials and tribulations of them all keep you gripped for your next instalment. I am guilty of being a Friends finatic but yet as I am still waiting for the remainder of series eight to come on Video. I will have to stick to watching all my backlog of friends again.

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      • Marriage - Is it outdated? / Discussion / 0 Readings / 19 Ratings
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        15.02.2002 19:43
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        I havn't written an op for a while so I will come back with a bang. You have probably read past ops by myself and my mum Sandyd explaining what difficulties I have had in my life, now this op is for all those women who feel that you won't find true love or find someone to love you for who you are. I am Twenty one now and have been through more than the average eighty year old, now after past problems with my self asteem I have never really been in a loving relationship just one night stands and abused myself, I mean I have but not fullfilling and the real thing, I never thaught I could be loved for who I am, I was wrong!!!. Around four months ago I was in Oxford doing some work rose selling to earn some extra cash, you would go around pubs and clubs selling roses on behalf of a charity), I had been a few times and every night travelling back and forth to Bournemouth. Well one Thursday I was in Oxford doing my route and I came to The Purple Turtle which is a student club now they let me in all the time the bouncers are all a good laugh we would always have a giggle but something was differenent with Ricky now he had me in stitches with his flirty behavior and cheeky mannerisms. Now you know those funny texts you get on your mobile well he showed me one on his mobile and I sent it to my phone (Getting his number) sneaky but worked, we began texting each other for the rest of the night until he finished his shift. Well that night we talked for three hours, and everything was uncanny we were so alike it was crazy. Now I didn't pin my hopes on anything as I know what men can be like but after three hours together on the phone I felt something and I was sure he felt it too, he decidid that he wanted to see me, so he jumped in his car and picked me up from Bournemouth at five thirty in the morning. Now who says romance is dead!!. I spent the weekend with him and we got on so well we both loved the same things and we enjoyed eac h others company. From then on every week was the same weekends in Oxford with him and back home in the week, In the week we would cry on the phone to each other missing each other like crazy, It was really hard this distance. After some consideration and only being together only three weeks we decided the best move was for me to quit my job as a care assistant a join him in Oxford, so a week later I moved up to oxford with Ricky and his uncle (only temporary with his uncle). Mow three months on only together four we are blissfully happy he treats me with respect and loves me in every way, all those little insecurities are now gone he accepts me for who I am and well I am the happiest now than I have ever been. last night we got engaged and are planning to get married next spring in the mean time we shall concentrate on making each other happy but to be hounest he couldn't be doing a better job x My oppinion here is that if you love someone as much as I love ricky then marriage is one of those things that you want to do to express your love to your partner and to tell everyone how much you care I think marriage is very much alive and hope that mine works for the rest of my life xx Well Newsflash He after everything has dumped me and doesn't love me anymore I am absolutly devestated and am considering moving abroad to do some travelling, I am at least healthy and have great family and friend to support me xxxxxxx Well a month on and I am worse than before, I am on Prozac and not even the little things make me laugh any more, one minute I had the whole of my future mapped out and next nothing the rat has now addmitted he never loved me in the first place, but was infact in love with love, how does a person get over that I gave up everything, for what a false hope of happiness. I will now look to the future for strength as the thaught of a man doing this to me again vertually kills me, all I hav e ever wanted was the Cinderella dream of marriage kids nice house Picket fence but now I want nothing, how can a man control and change your dreams of your whole life. all I can say is I have learnt a very good lesson never go with instinct and be spontanious always think the worst and get yourself prepared. Because Men will always dissapoint you!!!!!!!!!! I thaught that I would update this further as things have changed soooo much. As for Ricky the last I heard from him was around a month ago when he was demanding £110 of me for a phone bill three months after we had split!!. The text messages I recieved from him were vicious I was devestated well he demanded money via text message I didn't take to that very well as you can imagine the cheek, well I refused saying that if you wanted money then you don't demand it by text. Well he replied in his own words " OH FORGET IT AT LEAST I AM NOT THE PERSON WHO HAS TO WAKE UP EVERY DAY KNOWING I WILL NEVER HAVE MY OWN KIDS". I was devestated I loved this guy wanted too marry him and spend the rest of my life with this prat. Well I got a very lucky ascape as far as I am concerned. Enough of him and tell you my great news, when me and the prat finished I had nowhere to live and Steve one of mine and prats friends took me in to his family home with his mum and dad, now me and Steve had been close the whole time me and prat had been together had even been close to you know kissing a few times, there had always been a spark, well me and him have now been together for four months and even tho I said that I wouldn't get involved he worships the ground I walk on and has asked me to marry him. Now I hear you all saying that I am a fool, but for once I am in love we are identical like brother and sister, the closest people you could ever meet. Well we decided we will get married late next year and have even talked about the possability of children in the near future and now have a jonior fund for baby and once that reaches 8K we will have our treatment,I would have to agree that for once I have found the perfect man for me.

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        • More Magazine / Magazine / Newspaper / 0 Readings / 10 Ratings
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          12.06.2001 19:20
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          The Publication of the century for young women all over the country, the magasine from fortnight to fortnight excels itself everytime. It's articles atract the young and old and each edition has such variety that you cannott put it down until you have read from cover to cover. My favourite has to be I wish I'd never, thats the most embarrassing things we have done. I mean the position of the fortnight! wow, well lets leave that to your imagination shall I, but every fortnight a different position. Then you have the good sex, bad sex article which is girls expieriences good and bad, It has your stars and everything from the rich and famous the glamour of the most recent fashion and also a cover story of issues affecting women all over the country. I must say though my favourite has to be the 5 minute fiction, how much saucyness can you squeeze into five minutes. All n all everything from start to finish is riveting and will keep the average women chuckling with the wish I'd nevers, Crying with the true stories, having a much better sex life from the position of the fortnights, and will look and feel better about themselves with all the make up tips and recent fashion updates, what else does a women need from life. You can buy the magasine from all major retailers, newsagents, or supermarkets. have a peep!!

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          • Hair of the Dingo / Wine / 0 Readings / 14 Ratings
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            12.06.2001 18:16
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            When I first started drinking wine it had to be medium white and would not adventure to anything stronger, until one day myself and a friend were happily enjoying an afternoon drink and she happened to bring a bottle of red, now previous all red I had tasted had been very strong bodied and not my taste, but I am willing to try anything. This bottle she said was something else she said that she had baught it originally because of the colourful packaging but as soon as she had opened it she was hooked! We poured a glass and wow my taste buds were alive, with the fruity sensation of this wine. The texture was so smooth, I had never tasted anything like it firstly you get the sweet taste of pure heaven then the fruits blow your taste buds away, it was amazing from then on I drink nothing else, no more Piesporter or Hock but now after a hard day some Hair Of The Dingo!! does the trick!!!!! If you like a wine that is not too strong but quiet light to drink and full of flavour this is brilliant! You can get the wine at all main supermarkets, I get mine from Spar corner shops or my local supermarkets.

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              31.05.2001 20:28
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              The first Benson and Hedges I ever smoked was about two years ago from smoking normal mayfair to these, pure heaven in a stick!!!!! Yesterday I quit smoking due to a huge cash flow problem and have now gone two days without a delightful Benson, its the second drag of the cigerette I miss when you are inhaling and you let the smoke deep in your lungs!!!!! ahhh the cravings!! I sound like a smitten teenager in love with a ciggerette, but hounestly I worship ciggarettes right now, the waves of craving the pure smooth sticks are at the most right now!!! but I have will power I do! I do! I do! I've smoked a good eight years and I must say the smoothness of the Benson is amazing for that little bit extra per pack you get a smooth elegant smoke that leaves you more addicted than ever! As now I am a NON smoker I hate Bensons because I can't have any but every Benson smoker reading this please enjoy the taste and smell for me!!!!! On a bad subject you are increasing your chances of lung cancer to 1 in 3 and mouth cancer as well, your told not to smoke during pregnancy and that it causes lung disease!!!! so am I doing the right thing in quitting, I feel awful I am shaking and feel sick and hot and cold flushes but to increase my life span I think it may just be worth it. This is turning out to be the worst day of the two and I am finding this quitting malarkey a bit scary I never knew how much they have been a huge part in my life, on a good note I am in the library a non smoking zone and keeping my hands busy typing this so I am nearly there!!!!!! good luck to anyone taking on the Benson!!!!!

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                31.05.2001 19:54
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                My mum is the best, I grew up alone with my mum and they were the best years of my life in a little flat just the two of us she was a single mum and to this day I want to thank her for everything. When I was a baby my real dad, left me and my mother (for what I've heard a good thing), and we lived in this little council flat in Poole, Dorset. I as I grew up did not go without at all only the odd thing, like a bicycle expensive things, well not as much as my mother gave up for me she wouldn't eat for days and my gran would have to bring her own tea bags/milk and sugar when she visited, my mother gave up her life and money to become a single mother. I am ok I didn't go without love I had enough love to this day to keep me going for a lifetime. When I was around six I would say to my mum 'mum I want a daddy for christmas' one day she found me a daddy and he took me on as his own, don't get me wrong we never got on as I grew up but he took me on as his own! and I love them both for making sacrifices for me during the whole of my childhood, I thank my mother for everything she is my mum my best friend and sister all into one even through my hard times of bullying and even when I just needed a friend, and I wouldn't have it any other way. As a small child my mum acted as daddy, mum, sister and friend, single mothers are not appreciated in all the glory they should be! I'll tell you something they sacrifice there whole life to give there child the love and support they need, it proves that we don't need men to survive because I tell you what my mum did a pretty good job, and all single mothers should be given an award for the patients and life they bring into the world!!!

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                • Infertility / Parenting Issue / 1 Reading / 23 Ratings
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                  31.05.2001 18:54
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                  I am twenty years old and for the last two years have come to terms with the fact that I can't have children, I shall start from the beginning. To begin with my childhood was an unhappy one at home and at school, well I left home at fifteen to rebel against my parents insecure and vulnerable not knowing what the world could do to a girl of my age. I met men got drunk smoked and did drugs, I mean I am ashamed and will never forgive myself but it doesn't help me now. Well when I got to about eighteen I was doing well, steady boyfriend and a good job in a national magasine, I became very poorly with severe stomach pains and was rushed to hospital after weeks of investigations and not needed surgery they found I had cronic PID (Pelvic Inflamatory Disease)can be caught from having several sexual partners starts as Chlamydia, the only way to stop the pain was to have my blocked follopian tubes and one overie removed I was in agony for the best part of eight months and had endured enough. I was told at the time before I signed the consent form that I could have IVF on the NHS, as for the medical reasons I had them removed this was not the case after the surgery I had an after operation out patients appointment, the same consultant who had told me weeks earlier that IVF was available on the NHS was telling me exactly the opposite and that I would have to pay as all the other infertile couples, up to £3,000 a go. Well my solicitors are dealing with them now and I am feeling positive, it will never compenstae for the fact that I was lied too and now I am paying the consiquences. After the depression I have been through over the last few years I mean only someone in the same situation could understand the feeling of loss you have well now the only issues I suffer with happen up to the fact that IVF has only a 25% success rate. I don't ask much from my life all I want is that bundle of joy, and to be called mum, not for unconditional lov e but to bring love and life to something I have made, my family have been very supportive, but I have met so many people and have became friends with, who have not known what to say when I tell them. What about when I meet that mr right when is the right time to tell them I can only have kids through IVF I mean to early and they say well Baggage and too much hastle for me and too late is well I need to know because I want a family. I love children and will one day be a great mum, I am not going to let mistakes I have made in the past shatter my dreams. whether the child be my own flesh and blood or adopted I will have my dream because I will make it happen.

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                  • IVF / Discussion / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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                    very hard to cope with but worth it if your successfull - Advantages: the ultimat goal a bundle of joy - Disadvantages: low success rate

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                  • Eminem / Musical Event / 0 Readings / 14 Ratings
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                    30.05.2001 18:54
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                    After a few critical comments I have thaught more in depth about the op I wrote earlier, And here take two!!! After Listening to Eminem aka Slim Shady aka Marshall Mathers for the last few years I have come to the conclusion that even though his lyrics are racist, sexist and homephoebic even his manner in which he does his music is somewhat crazed I was too critical earlier!. I have however seen kids under 13 singing along to his lyrics and pretending to be him and that scares me I know his bad boy image and maniac attitude is appealing to kids as it is looked down apon by adults but surely it has to be frowned apon as isn't society bad enough without someone singing about slitting womens throats and taking drugs. For instance there is tune where he has killed his mrs and is taking the daughter about three yrs old to get rid of the body I was shocked and stunned that anyone could write such lyrics. In his defense he has the public enthralled by his madness and he has done well, he is an individual artist with different taste but I now with more consideration will say that I feel sorry for him because whilst in court a few weeks ago he was banned from making and releasing any music that has swearing and racial/sexist abuse in it for two years!!. I think that has now taken his market away as he will not be the same without it!

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                    • Bullying in Schools / Discussion / 1 Reading / 20 Ratings
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                      29.05.2001 18:11
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                      My mum wrote an op under this section about me and my bullying she told me recently about it but wouldnt show me so I was sat in the library and decided to find it and I did I sat there in the library crying, not relising what affect my whole life has had on my family. I shall start from the beginning about ten years ago (I was 10) My family and I moved to a local village after a few weeks I started getting bullyied at first just a few girls then the whole year group. I spent six yrs moving from school to school and being bullied I was a very unhappy child and then started to resent my family for not doing anything but it was not my parents fault, but the local authorities and schools they would sit there and say that they are doing everything in there power but did that stop me from getting a beating after school. when they wouldn't let me leave class early to avoid such humiliation this carried on for years and I soon left home and tried to be independent but soon enough I was taking drugs having sex with boys and abusing myself. I am now 20 and still to this day I get funny remarks and feel vulnerable in big groups I don't take drugs anymore and as for sleeping with boys that is getting better I am in a relationship now but five yrs ago I left school and to this day I want to thank my mum for the ongoing support and reassurance she gave through them hard years. I know that my self asteem will never be the same but I would have been a lot worse if not for mum!!!

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