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    Always the Brussels Sprouts in our house. I...

    Always the Brussels Sprouts in our house. I can't stand `em but the DH loves those "cabbage embryos". Fried up with bacon and garlic and slivered almonds, you can hardly taste the sprout anymore!
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    The Discovery by Gwendolyn MacEwen (1941 - 1987)...

    The Discovery
    by Gwendolyn MacEwen (1941 - 1987)

    do not imagine that the exploration
    ends, that she has yielded all her mystery
    or that the map you hold
    cancels further discovery

    I tell you...
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    Corb Lund. Very traditional country music. And...

    Corb Lund. Very traditional country music. And he can ride out a buck, too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6ORMYf449Q

    "Whoa, Pokey, whoa!"
  4. Definitely kudos to your Dean! My DH ran afoul...

    Definitely kudos to your Dean! My DH ran afoul of his students for the great sin of expecting them to read and write in a BA Communications program, and then had to face the wrath (and complete...
  5. My old Border-Newf cross did very well on a home...

    My old Border-Newf cross did very well on a home cooked mixture that included boiled rice and boiled and pureed beef shank (boil the meat on the bone but puree just the meat). The pureed meat would...
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    Sorry for the slow reply - they were between...

    Sorry for the slow reply - they were between Greece and Germany and out of reach for a few days. Anyway, the medication they were having success with was Dihydroergotamine. It's called a DHE...
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    My son's best friend had very similar symptoms...

    My son's best friend had very similar symptoms last year, ended up in hospital for at least a couple of weeks. Constant low grade headache that would spike into horrible pain, nausea, weakness,...
  8. This is exactly the situation DH and I would like...

    This is exactly the situation DH and I would like to find, CHT. I would suggest you look at a professional couple rather than university students. The turnover rate with students will be massive,...
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    Actually, yes, in Alberta, where I live, you can...

    Actually, yes, in Alberta, where I live, you can stipulate 'no under 18' or 'no pets'. Completely legal, to the point where it can be harder to find a rental that will take kids than one that will...
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    Having lived in an apartment located between a...

    Having lived in an apartment located between a loud prostitute and a couple prone to domestic disputes and directly under a hydroponic grow operation that collapsed my bathroom ceiling one night, I...
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    Are you a single parent? I've been there twice,...

    Are you a single parent? I've been there twice, when the spouse was away for extended periods (3-6 months at a time) at graduate school (our son age 2-3) and again when he was teaching at the other...
  12. Thread: 50/50 Custody

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    Shared House Option

    My law firm deals with a lot of divorces and custody issues; horrible, horrible unhappiness a lot of the time, frequently over access. DH and I have always said we would do the "nest" thing if our...
  13. Will be watching all the Ski Jumping and Nordic...

    Will be watching all the Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined we can find. DS was a jumper for several years and we know all the Canadian team members. So happy to see the women finally get their...
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    Thanks everyone, for the information. I was...

    Thanks everyone, for the information. I was wondering about the bugs (I've camped on Superior during deer fly season :eek:).

    Shopping is not a major occupation for me, so lack thereof is not a...
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    Thanks so much for the info so far. I'll send...

    Thanks so much for the info so far. I'll send you a note, Apps4Life, when I get a chance. I knew about the ski jump, JanM. Eldest son jumped for several years and now coaches with the club in...
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    Michigan Upper Peninsula - what's it like?

    So the Z-spouse has been invited to apply on a teaching position at Michigan Tech, deep in the heart of "the UP". The pictures look lovely and the cost of living is much lower than here in Alberta. ...
  17. Already anticipated - and yes, she could get it...

    Already anticipated - and yes, she could get it done, she's on the Parish Council and has the Catholic Women's League affinity Visa Card :eek:. She doesn't get alone time with the boys and never has...
  18. Been there, done that, got the full guilt treatment

    Mr. Z and I, two completely non-religious folks, faced the twin demons of his profoundly Catholic mother and my Methodist-minister's-daughter mother. A church wedding (Catholic or Protestant) would...
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    Thanks, SmallChange. Link removed. Apparently...

    Thanks, SmallChange. Link removed. Apparently I'm living even more vicariously than Fred these days!
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    Congrats from snowy Alberta! Both you Freds must...

    Congrats from snowy Alberta! Both you Freds must be very proud!
  21. It's all about the love, as far as I'm concerned....

    It's all about the love, as far as I'm concerned. Love your kids and do your best to raise them the way you think best, and it really doesn't matter if they got their milk from the breast or the...
  22. Completely agree wit this. My oldest boy was an...

    Completely agree wit this. My oldest boy was an unenthusiastic reader. We got him started on Dragon Ball, TinTin, stuff with strong stories and engaging characters and he was hooked. He's 14 now...
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    Have you tried the publisher? Looks like it was...

    Have you tried the publisher? Looks like it was Charles Scribner's Sons, which appears to now be owned by CBS Corporation via Simon & Schuster which acquired Scribner and maintains it as an imprint....
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    I had the orange, too (no choice at my lab). It...

    I had the orange, too (no choice at my lab). It was not pleasant but I didn't want to throw up. Had a hideous headache later in the day, though, so you might want to be on guard for that. Hope it...
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    I'll agree with you there - size of institution...

    I'll agree with you there - size of institution does matter to some degree, but I'd still expect the prof to be more forthcoming about why it was necessary for the students to come to her home. ...
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