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    I usually end up dancing in a group of women, or...

    I usually end up dancing in a group of women, or with young teens who were undoubtedly pressured to dance by their aunts :) it's pretty fun (except when your cleavage is awkwardly at the boy's eye...
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    I have 58 first cousins!! My family used to have...

    I have 58 first cousins!! My family used to have a cutoff, high school, over 21, etc. I have now been an (acknowledged) B list invitee at two wedding for cousins I consider close. One I attended, the...
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    Good chance that will be cheaper than having your...

    Good chance that will be cheaper than having your insurance premiums go up. Ask for an estimate. You can still file with your insurance afterwards.
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    I wore one out of the store. The saleswoman...

    I wore one out of the store. The saleswoman looked at my face and said I didn't have to put the old one back on :)
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I am so much...

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I am so much happier just avoiding her, but I don't like myself much for it if that makes sense. It's a little late to expect things to change much, we're 40 & 41 now....
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    I think one of the best examples I've ever seen...

    I think one of the best examples I've ever seen of American vs European style was the 2006 WEG final at Aachen. I can't find it on YouTube, but Cavalor Cumano looked like a completely different (but...
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    I really think it's cyclical. I've been here...

    I really think it's cyclical. I've been here since 2000 ( lost my old name somehow in '08) and, if you stay off the political threads ;) not much has changed. Fewer really funny train wrecks, though,...
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    Social media can't be helping, either. I was...

    Social media can't be helping, either. I was miserable in HS, and getting to the barn was the only place I could relax. If I had had to deal with Facebook at night, in my already awful family...
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    I think I'm just going to stay out of it. The...

    I think I'm just going to stay out of it. The last time we even spoke was at a big family party last year. She came over the night before with a bunch of ideas for little finishing touches (crafty...
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    Love the Peiades sculpture! If I had a kid, I'd...

    Love the Peiades sculpture! If I had a kid, I'd do the nursery in Blue Horse paintings:

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marc-blue_horse.jpg
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    Thanks Coreene, you always give the best advice :)

    Thanks Coreene, you always give the best advice :)
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    Sister issues :(

    I have four sisters. One I have completely cut out of my life because, frankly, she's a bitch. She prides herself on being frank, but that really just means she says every hurtful, negative thing...
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    I have a grandfather clause unlimited data plan on my phone, and WITHOUT changing any settings it automatically switches to wifi whenever possible. Our iPads are on the same account and ALWAYS...
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    There's a good spot for gyros in Lorton right off...

    There's a good spot for gyros in Lorton right off 95, we try to hit that for lunch when we head from Baltimore to Raleigh.
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    Thanks Simkie, that's it! Hate when I can't...

    Thanks Simkie, that's it! Hate when I can't remember a word!
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    Make sure your stove hood works on high first or...

    Make sure your stove hood works on high first or you'll set off every smoke detector! Ask me how I know and re-learned a few times ;)
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    Montreal steak seasoning is always good. I do a...

    Montreal steak seasoning is always good. I do a roast (tritip is best, but any nice round works) thin slivers of garlic tossed in salt and thyme, cut slices along the roast (against the grain) and...
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    During my two brief forays into France I fell...

    During my two brief forays into France I fell back on some barely remembered high school French. Having made an atrocious effort, I was very courteously treated in English. I think my effort counted...
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    I have Wusthof, and they come "not fully...

    I have Wusthof, and they come "not fully sharpened." Half of my set is going to a sharpener tomorrow.

    My parents have cutco, and after 20 years I checked into their guarantee and sent them to be...
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    I certainly endured 26 years of misery or no...

    I certainly endured 26 years of misery or no support. It's fabulous to be comfortable AND have the girls upheld as well. (I call them "Canadian" now, they were more like Maryland last year)
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    Thanks AliCat. J. Alane's should send their...

    Thanks AliCat. J. Alane's should send their commission to you ;) Still hope to get to your store one day.
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    315 and 2331 are the numbers on the tag.

    315 and 2331 are the numbers on the tag.
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    Thanks to AliCat's suggestion last year, I went...

    Thanks to AliCat's suggestion last year, I went to J. Alane's in Raleigh and found a Chantelle 38DDD that has seriously improved my life! I can't even feel the underwire and I don't rip it off as...
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    What goes with Parelli? Peppermint schnapps for...

    What goes with Parelli? Peppermint schnapps for pepperoni?
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    GM for GM? Ridiculous COTH drinking games :)

    I think perhaps one day I'll just take a shot of Grand Marnier every time GM is mentioned on COTH. Even though I've mentioned him myself ;)
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