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    Used to play the guitar and mountain dulcimer but...

    Used to play the guitar and mountain dulcimer but I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I gave that up. I still have my instruments, though. My younger son found the guitar in my closet and stole it fair...
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    Loma Prieta quake, 6.9. I lived on Clement St. in...

    Loma Prieta quake, 6.9. I lived on Clement St. in SF on the third story - about knocked me off my feet, too. (The house sustained some damage, but not major - the owners sustect it was because it was...
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    My sister did exactly the same thing - calls her...

    My sister did exactly the same thing - calls her house Smurfy. It's pretty much this color blue. She has red and orange and yellow flowers all around the base and it's the most cheerful house for...
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    I had an outrageous friend when I was in college....

    I had an outrageous friend when I was in college. His method was to grab a copy of the Satanic bible he had once found in a hotel room and would say, "I'll match you verse for verse."

    ...and he...
  5. High school, so he could call me or text me if he...

    High school, so he could call me or text me if he needed something or wanted to stay after school to study (okay, hang with his friends.) It's just a plain flip phone, not a smart phone. Heck, I...
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    You know when you are from California when ...

    You know when you are from California when

    *Green hills in the middle of summer is unnatural.
    *You know what a geoduck is and how to pronounce it.
    *Those "water saving tips" on the webs do you...
  7. O M G Good grief. All this hullabaloo over...

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    Good grief. All this hullabaloo over something that is nunuvyergoddangbizness.

    If they got along, the kid was a good kid who didn't do drugs or steal or something terrible like that -...
  8. The privacy solution can be pretty simple....

    The privacy solution can be pretty simple. Partitions between toilets down to the floor and tall enough to not be easily peeped over, and doors that leave no peeping gaps. Latches/locks can have the...
  9. I always took my boys and their friends to the...

    I always took my boys and their friends to the local park when they were little. We've had squirt guns and water balloons (summer birthdays) and there's a local park with a tiny ride-on train for...
  10. Augustine Blacks. Low tension, plain end, and I...

    Augustine Blacks. Low tension, plain end, and I like the sound on my acoustic guitar. Haven't changed brands in over 30 years.
  11. I second Minnie's suggestion of anything by...

    I second Minnie's suggestion of anything by Irving Stone. That man did a ton of research while writing his novels and they are outstanding.
  12. Thread: Coffee!

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    Honestly, I've been pretty happy with my Peet's...

    Honestly, I've been pretty happy with my Peet's coffee and a cone filter...haven't changed in decades.
  13. Thread: The flu!

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    Yep. Caught it from my husband almost two weeks...

    Yep. Caught it from my husband almost two weeks ago and am just now starting to feel more like the living rather than the living dead. This flu is just plain nasty.
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    This!

    I can understand wanting a special couple's day...glad you're telling your boyfriend what you want - no fair getting mad without letting him know what you'd like, first!

    My husband...
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    That is so sad. I have CheapSuckyInternet.com...

    That is so sad.

    I have CheapSuckyInternet.com and can't watch many videos without throwing my hands up in the air in frustration...usually these posts are about rotten kids - not the parents being...
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    I haven't seen the video, but certainly...

    I haven't seen the video, but certainly understand a parent's outrage about bullying - every person in my immediate family - husband and both sons - has been bullied in our younger years, and I know...
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    I always appreciate a tip, but it's never...

    I always appreciate a tip, but it's never necessary. Most of the people who do tip, tip between $3 - $10. A few are more generous - I once received a memorable $150 for what I considered to be an...
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    I do, and I do have a newer car. But we did just...

    I do, and I do have a newer car. But we did just give Son the Elder (famous for leaving the lights on) the niftiest jump starter tool - that thing is slicker than snot, so I might just have to put...
  19. I could have named my older son James T. Kirk...

    I could have named my older son James T. Kirk legitimately. James for his paternal grandfather, T for my maiden name, and Kirk for his maternal grandfather.

    To this day, I maintain that had I been...
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    Santa always leaves economy packs of batteries as...

    Santa always leaves economy packs of batteries as stocking stuffers at our house. I suppose we ended up yours by accident. Sorry.
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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...
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