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  1. I was a vegetarian for a number of years, then my...

    I was a vegetarian for a number of years, then my teenage daughter went veg for a while. My favorite Thanksgiving recipe, and popular even with the meat eaters, is a stuffed pumpkin. Take one...
  2. We travel up and down from NH to Maryland twice a...

    We travel up and down from NH to Maryland twice a year, and no matter how many times we've tried the GW bridge, it's always awful. One year we were really late leaving Maryland, and we said, let's go...
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    I would replace the blower, but you might be able...

    I would replace the blower, but you might be able to do it cheaper. The blower went on our 1970s era Nashua wood stove, and we found a comparable blower at Grainger -
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  4. Thread: Costco

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    Allergy meds. The Kirkland generic Zyrtec is 4...

    Allergy meds. The Kirkland generic Zyrtec is 4 cents a pill. Compare that to the next cheapest, at WalMart, for 20 cents a pill. $15.95 for 365 pills.

    We also get our dishwasher soap there, and...
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    I am 2/3 of the way through Dashiell Hammett's...

    I am 2/3 of the way through Dashiell Hammett's first novel Red Harvest. Reading a collection of his novels, which includes The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man. Really enjoying his writing.
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    KL Carp, she's actually a student at Colby-Sawyer...

    KL Carp, she's actually a student at Colby-Sawyer in New London, NH. Tiny school in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, NH. I actually used to own a big horse farm in Warner, which is close to New...
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    My kid is going to Disney!

    My middle daughter got an educational internship at Walt Disney World. She's thrilled. Anybody ever done this or have a kid that's done it? She will be there for 5 months, from January through May....
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    I get my Smartwool socks at the LL Bean outlet...

    I get my Smartwool socks at the LL Bean outlet store. Not sure if they have them online at LL Bean at the outlet price. $8.99 a pair. They're $19.99 a pair on Amazon. But I love Smartwool and wear...
  9. Thread: Facekini?

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    The latest fashion for beach-going bank robbers. ...

    The latest fashion for beach-going bank robbers. :D
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    Sorels or other types with a removable inner wool...

    Sorels or other types with a removable inner wool bootie. Pac boots. Take the pac bootie out at night and let it dry. Way warmer than anything else I've ever worn.
  11. I got a giraffe cake. :D Delighted to be back.

    I got a giraffe cake. :D Delighted to be back.
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    Once you've finished the first draft, find...

    Once you've finished the first draft, find someone to beta read it for you. Or join a writers group and read them a few chapters. Make sure it's polished. Then find an agent. I use Agent Query to...
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    When I see WTF, I automatically think Where's the...

    When I see WTF, I automatically think Where's the Fruitbat? :)
  14. Love the Super Secret Project! Saw them live a...

    Love the Super Secret Project! Saw them live a few years ago. :D Here's another protest song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja5_HeJatwA&feature=youtu.be
  15. All my work is edited before it's published. No...

    All my work is edited before it's published. No need to pay anyone to do it. But I am pretty good at self-editing too. :)
  16. I am also a Market Basket refugee. First...

    I am also a Market Basket refugee. First shopping trip without my MB, went to WalMart last week. Stood in the bread aisle staring at the lack of choices and the high prices. Overheard another...
  17. This is one of my favorite quotes from a story...

    This is one of my favorite quotes from a story about this:

    "The Market Basket managers and cashiers and bag boys joining in protest aren't just holding signs, they're also holding the...
  18. I second Absolute Write, but why not learn to...

    I second Absolute Write, but why not learn to edit yourself? I've never paid an editor. (I've never paid to be published either.) It's a long process, this learning to write thing, but part of it...
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    Just finished going through the edits for my next...

    Just finished going through the edits for my next novel - Stress Fractures - which should be out any day now. Reading The Best American Noir of the Century. Lots of great short stories!
  20. You can get a used van a lot cheaper than that. ...

    You can get a used van a lot cheaper than that. Check out Frank Dibella's website:

    http://www.frankdibella.com/

    I love to go to his site and just drool. Sigh.
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    I was just thinking of this song the other day,...

    I was just thinking of this song the other day, when our public radio station was talking about summer camp! I have one of Allan Sherman's albums. :D
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    We have a 1970s era Nashua wood/coal stove with a...

    We have a 1970s era Nashua wood/coal stove with a blower downstairs and a 1980s era Franco Belge wood/coal stove upstairs. We mostly use the downstairs stove. We do have forced hot air run by...
  23. Way back in the 80s, when I was eventing in Area...

    Way back in the 80s, when I was eventing in Area 1, there was someone with a big U-Haul truck he had converted for horses. Put a fold up ramp on the back, and he put at least 3 horses in it. It was...
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    Thank you! It has torsion axles, no leaf...

    Thank you! It has torsion axles, no leaf springs. Does this make the axle more vulnerable to being bent? We did hit a giant pothole at highway speed before the wheel went the first time. We drive...
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    Is my trailer dead?

    I have a 1984 Rice trailer that I love. A year and a half ago I took it to a highly recommended place to have the bearings checked and packed. The idiots took off one wheel and called me to say...
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