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    I have put up with far more noise in...

    I have put up with far more noise in higher-income neighborhoods. Louder sound systems, more late-night drunk activity, just as little regard for neighbors.

    Income has nothing to do with it,...
  2. Maybe you could just say "I'll be thinking of...

    Maybe you could just say "I'll be thinking of you" or "thinking good/positive thoughts" or something? I don't know, because I do pray.

    You can be an atheist and still pray -- God won't be...
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    Horse-Hauling Rigs: Discuss

    What do you have?

    What would you like (if your current rig is not your dream rig)?

    What are the pros and cons of:

    Gooseneck
    Bumper pull (tagalong)
    Stock trailer
    Slant load
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    Used to be a UK thing too. Is it still?

    Used to be a UK thing too. Is it still?
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    Interesting comment, seeing as how there are...

    Interesting comment, seeing as how there are quite a few men posting here! :confused:
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    That is exactly what I think when I see TV...

    That is exactly what I think when I see TV commercials for things like Angie's List. Especially the one about the rescue dog that says they never would have found all the dog needed if not for...
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    Have You Ever Noticed This About Guys?

    They rarely ask for advice or opinions.

    I don't know how many threads I have seen here and on other web sites where women ask for advice about relationships with guys and other matters.

    But...
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    Initialisms

    Initialisms annoy me. People use them way too much these days, in my opinion. I am a word person, and find initialisms hard to memorize.

    BFF
    ZOMG
    GPS

    Can't think of any more right now. ...
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    I'm with alibi on this one.

    I'm with alibi on this one.
  10. How cool! Thanks for posting this. Sprocket...

    How cool! Thanks for posting this.

    Sprocket is a darling -- and I love his name!
  11. I'm kinda tempted to ask him that myself. How...

    I'm kinda tempted to ask him that myself. How does anyone KNOW it will last 25 years? Did they test it for the last 25?

    I am a child of the 50s, when our church had a fallout Civil Defense...
  12. Anyone Stocking Up on Food, Guns, Ammo, for the Uncertain Future?

    The reason I'm asking:

    I just had a weird conversation with a friend I thought I knew fairly well (we've known each other for 20+ years but haven't lived close in most of that time). He recently...
  13. It's not a game, folks. Come on out and...

    It's not a game, folks. Come on out and encounter the real world of a lot of us. See how long you can manage! How much you will learn!
  14. To answer your question, suz, I don't know the...

    To answer your question, suz, I don't know the answer. But I am really glad you posted your question and started this thread. I feel the same way about my body, my face, and I try to keep telling...
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    OK, so it is the day after your doctor's...

    OK, so it is the day after your doctor's appointment. So how are you?

    Sending jingles ...
  16. "Beach Bags" for Horses -- When a Good Idea Goes Bad ...

    Can't believe the photo ad I just saw in a travel magazine.

    The ad is for horseback riding on the beach at Cape San Blas, Florida.

    Two horses, two riders, all gazing out to sea, backs to the...
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    Favorite Olympics Quote So Far ...

    Just saw this on a "Today" show website:

    "Swedes Top Fins in Women's Hockey"

    Maybe so, but Americans' use of English just about bottoms out with that quote.

    People! It's FINNS!

    ...
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    Why don't you want to change doctors? They...

    Why don't you want to change doctors? They pissed you off -- why do you care about pissing them off? If it's serious enough that you want to report them, it's serious enough to change doctors.
    ...
  19. They were doing this 20 years ago too. Probably...

    They were doing this 20 years ago too. Probably didn't change in all those years. Lawyers with JDs having passed the bar were getting jobs as paralegals (which really messed up a lot of people...
  20. Thread: Taxes Due

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    Find a CPA to do your taxes for you. One who...

    Find a CPA to do your taxes for you. One who won't charge you $756 to do them (and some companies like HR Block charge LOTS!).

    Check to see if your local public library has people coming in to...
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    This thread reminds me of the STAR TREK:TNG...

    This thread reminds me of the STAR TREK:TNG episode where all the crew members got addicted to some "game" that was brought back from Risa! (Wasn't a game at all -- but all the "levels" on Candy...
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    Just once, and no, I didn't tell the friend I...

    Just once, and no, I didn't tell the friend I needed them. It wasn't a bona fide emergency, just a minor household one and I didn't expect them to drop everything and come running over to help me...
  23. He's so excited to see all the big guys!

    He's so excited to see all the big guys!
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    I always thought NC was sort of different from...

    I always thought NC was sort of different from the rest of the southern states, in some positive ways. Sad to hear that is not the case so much these days.
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    For several years I occasionally had the same...

    For several years I occasionally had the same dream. I would dream I was driving to the beach with a carful of fellow students from my high school (this was years after I'd graduated). The students...
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