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    I didn't have the choice of bogging down in Moby...

    I didn't have the choice of bogging down in Moby Dick, because it was required in English. If I had been able to bog down, I would have. Still remember the chapter called "the Whiteness of the...
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    I found a universal remote at Walmart for $4. ...

    I found a universal remote at Walmart for $4.

    I then found that my "probably will need reading glasses someday" day is now, at least with things such as that list of codes. Sheesh. What on...
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    I found a book of "friends, family, and other...

    I found a book of "friends, family, and other authors on authors" quotes in a recent Friends of the Library sale at $1 a bag day.

    There were some great quotes and anecdotes, and I'm keeping the...
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    I think that Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zola...

    I think that Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zola Hurston is marvelous.

    But I've had two people referred who didn't like it. One for the dialect, the other for the fact that Teacake died. I...
  5. Christmas Eve a few years ago, I had several...

    Christmas Eve a few years ago, I had several errands to do, last one getting grain. Ack! The grain store had a sign that they were closing early that day, at noon. It was past 1:00 p.m. I was...
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    I always have to grab lunch on Sundays in between...

    I always have to grab lunch on Sundays in between church and driving on down to see Mom. I often have been through and appreciated McDonald's. McChicken and a cup of water is lunch for $1.07. :) ...
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    But there is a difference between "not getting"...

    But there is a difference between "not getting" and "not liking." Not everybody is going to like what you find great. Some of them will be very intelligent, educated, really did read it, and simply...
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    Now anybody applying pressure with me of even the...

    Now anybody applying pressure with me of even the slightest bit after I said, "I'm waiting," got the door immediately, and don't let it hit you on the way out. The first time they tried to make me...
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    There are definitely still people out there who...

    There are definitely still people out there who hold those values. I am one of them. If this is going to "doom" a relationship, then from my point of view, that relationship needs to be doomed, and...
  10. Just finished a book on the Lincoln conspirator...

    Just finished a book on the Lincoln conspirator trials, and Lewis Paine/Powell, who was very muscularly built (contributing factor?), did not "snap" correctly when the gallows door opened and the...
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    Why Won't My DVD Remote Work?

    DVD player remote has stopped working. I have changed the batteries. No response. The new batteries tried in it work perfectly fine for other things. No "symptoms," no warning, it just suddenly...
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    I have read in a book where a confirmed poultry...

    I have read in a book where a confirmed poultry killer was completely reformed by tying his latest victim to his collar and making him wear it until it was starting to get unpleasant. (It was...
  13. Movies Playing Now or Weekend of the 2nd

    Dad is coming down next weekend for my birthday. We will eat - undoubtedly at Cracker Barrel; I'm not sure he knows there are other places to eat out in the world - and then go do something. He...
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    I absolutely loved Unbroken. That said, I do...

    I absolutely loved Unbroken. That said, I do know some people who could not handle some of the vividly described violence and abuse in it. Same probably goes for the movie coming out end of this...
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    I was in my dentist's office once, waiting in my...

    I was in my dentist's office once, waiting in my doorless compartment in the chair while he was with the kid next door. One of those days when the "have the next patient already ready for the doc"...
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    I've mentioned before my three Household Feline...

    I've mentioned before my three Household Feline Commandments. I can negotiate on most other things, but these are set firmly, and all cats of my life (since I've been on my own and could have my own...
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    I sympathize! Just scheduled my annual for...

    I sympathize! Just scheduled my annual for August 11th. I have had a tumor removed from the left shoulder right at the joining of the arm to the body, still have about a 4-inch scar there, and...
  18. If I were actually trying to get work done, my...

    If I were actually trying to get work done, my interaction with them would consist of explaining, "Sorry, I'm working right now," followed by ignoring them. Pure selective deafness or at least the...
  19. You have my utmost sympathy. :) I have to deal...

    You have my utmost sympathy. :) I have to deal with kids when I go to my dad's for family stuff because all of stepmom's kids have had multiple, and the age range on kids just downgraded because...
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    Sorry to interrupt this string of pop, etc.,...

    Sorry to interrupt this string of pop, etc., songs, but one that really carries memories and always puts a smile on my face is Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-Sharp Minor. Very difficult piano piece. ...
  21. I take Tenuto a couple of times a year. She is...

    I take Tenuto a couple of times a year. She is the only one I think would be receptive enough to that environment - there is a lot of difference in tolerance between cats and dogs.

    It's...
  22. Sweet Story - "Body" Memory for Cats Still There

    I'm just back from my weekly visit to Mom. She's had a very rough year this year; we had to move her due to not being manageable at the level she was at. The last few weeks were better, two calm...
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    When I went to Claiborne in 2010, we were warned...

    When I went to Claiborne in 2010, we were warned against Arch. Could look but not get anywhere close. He said he was a biter. The stud groom also said that Seeking the Gold, even though retired,...
  24. Poor girl. She has a sweet expression. I bet...

    Poor girl. She has a sweet expression. I bet she'll become a beautiful cat. Thanks for saving her.
  25. My parents were divorced when I was 5. Dad was a...

    My parents were divorced when I was 5. Dad was a mentally unstable paranoid schizophrenic. Through when I was 13, Mom was a single parent. She then had a brief second marriage, lasted only a...
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