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    My kids says books. There's never enough money...

    My kids says books. There's never enough money for books in his world.
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    I make a very good popover and I have lovely old...

    I make a very good popover and I have lovely old popover cups to work with. Make sure to preheat your cups to sizzling hot (I throw mine in the oven while it preheats to 400*) and divide up my butter...
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    A friend of mine increased her water intake...

    A friend of mine increased her water intake simply by putting a cup next to the sink in the kitchen and bathroom - she take a drink after washing her hands (used the cold water that came first from...
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    Yes, yes, let's talk about the weather!...

    Yes, yes, let's talk about the weather!


    How beautifully blue the sky,
    The glass is rising very high,
    Continue fine I hope it may,
    And yet it rained but yesterday.
    To-morrow it may...
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    I'm with cranky. I don't care for summer very...

    I'm with cranky. I don't care for summer very much. I always figure you can add more layers when you get cold, but people start complaining if you remove too many when you get too hot.

    Honestly, I...
  6. Thanks a whole bunch. I really hate uninformed...

    Thanks a whole bunch. I really hate uninformed decisions!
  7. That goes both ways. I registered to vote outside...

    That goes both ways. I registered to vote outside a supermarket when I moved 20 years ago, and was shocked to find that my "Decline to state" was changed to "Republican" - and yes, I did stop at a...
  8. Air conditioner on its way out - how much to save for a new one?

    It was making a horrible squealing noise from the fan earlier this summer. A little silicone lubrication stopped the complaining, but I'm pretty sure that at 17 years old, I have to face facts and...
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    West coast - we eat dinner. We sit on a couch...

    West coast - we eat dinner.

    We sit on a couch or a sofa, but my great-grandparents who came from Missouri had a Davenport.

    We have only a living room in our little house, but some people also...
  10. More for us. :)

    More for us. :)
  11. Don't know. My mom learned to play the guitar at...

    Don't know. My mom learned to play the guitar at 63 and my grandfather learned to play the harmonica when he was in his mid-seventies. So the upper age limit is older than 70...
  12. I'll join you in disliking banana bread. Bleah....

    I'll join you in disliking banana bread. Bleah. I'll add ripe (overripe, in my opinion - I like solid yellow, even with pale green tips if I'm going to eat a banana) bananas, because they are too...
  13. Donuts. I hate them. I hate the smell of them....

    Donuts. I hate them. I hate the smell of them. They're just plain nasty.
  14. Thread: Spelling

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    My older son does have dyslexia, and ended up...

    My older son does have dyslexia, and ended up having oral spelling tests. It's really kind of a weird juxtaposition: he got good grades when spelling orally. He relies heavily on Spell Check as an...
  15. Thread: HOLY CRAP.

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    Exactly what I was going to say.

    Exactly what I was going to say.
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    I have a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI (diesel) and I...

    I have a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI (diesel) and I absolutely love it. Never had a problem, and I have gotten as good as 52 MPG on my trips from Sacramento to Portland, OR. (Bonus: the engine says,...
  17. Wow. She sounds like a sister from another mother...

    Wow. She sounds like a sister from another mother to my grandmother, who retired from playing the organ for the church after 74 years at the age of 90 in 2011.

    Sounds like your mom is well loved.
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    Legibly. It should be addressed legibly....

    Legibly. It should be addressed legibly. Preferably on fine parchment envelopes and sent on time for the couple to plan appropriately...

    But what the heck - Miss Manners answered this very...
  19. Thread: Your Signature?

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    Used to drive me nuts when I was a kid, but it...

    Used to drive me nuts when I was a kid, but it dawned on me that it was really quite profound.

    You also never could say "I'm bored" around her because she would just fire back, "Well, stop being...
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    I'd buy in a hot minute...

    I'd buy in a hot minute...
  21. I might as well not own any mirrors. I never...

    I might as well not own any mirrors. I never really look into them except to check the state of my hair...so, I'm just letting things to what they will and not worry about it.
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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.
  24. 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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