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    Now I want to make fried chicken for dinner...

    Now I want to make fried chicken for dinner...
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    ...and the sun still shines and the earth...

    ...and the sun still shines and the earth maintained its orbit around the sun.
  3. I thought it was my vertigo acting up (I woke up...

    I thought it was my vertigo acting up (I woke up feeling a little dizzy but didn't know it was a quake until quite a bit later) but Sacramento is a little far to really feel the quake. Woke up my...
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    I almost never take vacation time. You have to...

    I almost never take vacation time.

    You have to consider, though, that I don't work jobs with any sort of paid vacation. I work commission as a pet groomer job and the Professional Barn Rat job I...
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    I never read the handle of the poster at first....

    I never read the handle of the poster at first. I'm more interested in the thought, I guess...or I am just anti-social. Not sure what that says about me.
  6. Well, bless her heart. She's in a deep hole,...

    Well, bless her heart.

    She's in a deep hole, but if she wants to dig deeper, that's her own lookout. I'm all for helping where I can, but this is not a good use of charity in my book. Sorry, but I...
  7. lol.

    lol.
  8. It was pretty funny, about a guy who got tired of...

    It was pretty funny, about a guy who got tired of perfect lawns and went nuts through the neighborhood with his weed whacker. She made albums of her filk songs, though. She's not a stellar singer but...
  9. The median price of the houses in Pacifica, CA is...

    The median price of the houses in Pacifica, CA is very close to $700,000...and they all look kinda like that. It's a very pretty coastal town south of SF with all the good stuff that comes with...
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    We pretty much eat bugs anyway...lobster, shrimp,...

    We pretty much eat bugs anyway...lobster, shrimp, crabs...just fancy pill bugs. Class Malacostraca.
  11. It's weed-whacker. And this subject took me...

    It's weed-whacker.

    And this subject took me right to the mid-Eighties Bay Filk convention with Mercedes Lackey's "Oklahoma Weed Whacker Massacre" song...wish I remembered the words. I had an old...
  12. Who in H-ll wrote this person a negative...

    Who in H-ll wrote this person a negative amortization loan and thought this would be a good loan risk???? Oh, wait - originating loan from Wachovia (it looks like) ten years ago (since in 2009 the...
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    There was a little article about it in the Sac...

    There was a little article about it in the Sac Bee today, but no mention thay had been found. I'm grateful to CoTH that I didn't have to worry about those little girls. Glad they are home.
  14. Thread: Laundry Tax ;)

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    Oh, yes. Found money in the laundry belongs to...

    Oh, yes. Found money in the laundry belongs to the finder.
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    My stepdad refers to his depression as Marvin,...

    My stepdad refers to his depression as Marvin, after the depressed robot in Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. I think it helps him to separate his depression from himself and it...
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    Wow. My first thought was, "She's not very old!"...

    Wow. My first thought was, "She's not very old!" Then again, she wasn't very young either...time flies.
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    I am terrible with faces and worse with names. I...

    I am terrible with faces and worse with names. I think I would be fooled by those novelty Groucho Marx nose and eyebrows glasses - would totally not be able to recognize who's behind it.
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    What a terrible shame. I hope his family can find...

    What a terrible shame. I hope his family can find the peace he could not.
  19. I used to get the boys up and make pancakes for...

    I used to get the boys up and make pancakes for them while they dressed and gathered their stuff - they'd have their pancakes and eggs and watch a little TV before school. Most of the time I only...
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    I love the pictures! Somebody on this forum...

    I love the pictures!

    Somebody on this forum once took a splendid photo of a black widow underneath a water trough. I sure wouldn't mind seeing it again, but it was originally posted several (more...
  21. A camera. But that was long before the days of...

    A camera. But that was long before the days of digital cameras or cell phones with cameras! :lol:

    I did get a glider rocker when my second son was born. I love that thing. It's sixteen years old...
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    I always refused to allow my boys to sell...

    I always refused to allow my boys to sell wrapping paper, or pre-made cookies, or any of that (expletive) for the schools. My children are in school to learn, not to be corporate shills to provide...
  23. Thread: Jam question

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    I'd go with equal amounts, myself, but one thing...

    I'd go with equal amounts, myself, but one thing you could do is make a sample batch using about 1/2 cup of fruit and seeing if that is to your tastes. I've found that some rhubarb is more assertive...
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    May Sarton made the Ten Commandments for the...

    May Sarton made the Ten Commandments for the Gentleman Cat over 50 years ago:
    Ten Commandments for the Gentleman Cat



    I. A Gentleman Cat has an immaculate shirt front and paws at all...
  25. Thread: DAR members?

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    Eligible, too, on both sides - my maternal great...

    Eligible, too, on both sides - my maternal great aunt was a member but I never bothered with the paperwork.

    I did some research (actually expanded on research done in the Seventies by a cousin)...
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