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  1. Contrary to sound logic, I still own my Crosby...

    Contrary to sound logic, I still own my Crosby Prix de Nations saddle. Haven't ridden in it since, oh, 2011 and that was just a few times when the regular horse I ride was lame and the only alternate...
  2. Parent Trap, either the original or Lindsay...

    Parent Trap, either the original or Lindsay Lohans.
    Mean Girls
    Finding Nemo
    Fifth Element
    Love Actually (though it's best around the holidays)

    Hmm...
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    Four dogs, In order of age Sierra the...

    Four dogs,
    In order of age

    Sierra the yellow lab, whose interests include eating and demanding affection and yodeling instead of barking.

    Scuba the poodle/Schnauzer mix, who enjoys being...
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    Neighbors of mine when I was a kid had two labs...

    Neighbors of mine when I was a kid had two labs and set up a potty area with either crushed rock or pea gravel. It worked well for them but it was a different set up than you're proposing. They...
  5. Thread: India

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    I was there for just shy of a month back in 08....

    I was there for just shy of a month back in 08. Quite the experience. I was volunteering for a part of it in Calcutta/Kolkata at a shelter/daycare for children of prostitutes.
    The people were...
  6. Lol I love the name Wet Paint....

    Lol I love the name Wet Paint....
  7. Can you (or have you) saved a search on petfinder...

    Can you (or have you) saved a search on petfinder and the other sites? Click to be alerted for many "short stack" breeds to get the largest selection. Someone's "Shepherd dachshund mix" may look more...
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    All I can think about is one relative who is...

    All I can think about is one relative who is maybe the opposite... She's a total emotional vampire. Sucks all the life and energy out of the room. Actually maybe she isn't the opposite of an empath...
  9. I work in real estate for a resort community with...

    I work in real estate for a resort community with many retirees so most of the people selling are doing so to downsize and or move closer to grown children and grandkids. Several of the sellers with...
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    Bf has a short beard/scruffy unshaven look, as in...

    Bf has a short beard/scruffy unshaven look, as in just this side of an actual beard. His hair is reddish and it looks great. He has a baby face without any facial hair, but with it actually looks...
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    I'm not yet licensed but am working in a...

    I'm not yet licensed but am working in a brokerage as a listing coordinator. My mom is a realtor (now partially retired in SC but used to be a top producer in northern VA), my dad had his license for...
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    I was ten that many years ago, but I have a few...

    I was ten that many years ago, but I have a few things.

    Broncos jersey from the year they were in the super bowl, maybe 92ish? My uncle gave them to all the women during our super bowl/Maryland...
  13. My male poodle mix is slowing down as well and...

    My male poodle mix is slowing down as well and I'm facing the same realization. He's never been that wild and active for the almost 9 years I've had him (got him around 9 months old I think). Gosh...
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    My trainer includes grooming and tacking time...

    My trainer includes grooming and tacking time (horses are already in stalls) as part of the lesson for her youngest and most beginner riders. Once they are strong enough to tack up properly and...
  15. I know your area well, and feel your pain. Never...

    I know your area well, and feel your pain. Never actually lived that close to the airport but used to play rugby along the Parkway. Talk about home field advantage the first time a plane would swoop...
  16. Thank you, all. It's nice to have company and...

    Thank you, all. It's nice to have company and understanding.

    The long and short of it, that it really boils down to is that I don't have the money to keep a horse. I'd been trying to figure a way...
  17. Torn up over horse leaving, also: any commiseration welcome

    I suppose I just need fellow horse people to talk with who might relate and not say, "it's just a horse."

    All summer I've had the opportunity to ride a horse who was sent to the barn to get into...
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    I almost never say zero, especially in phone...

    I almost never say zero, especially in phone numbers. My phone number has two 0s (not consecutive), and I always say 'oh' particularly the first one because my area code is just one number off the...
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    add-ress unless the verb, then more like...

    add-ress unless the verb, then more like ah-dress.

    adult second syllable

    often ooof this one drives me nuts. I KNOW the t isn't pronounced but I say it about half the time.

    crocus...
  20. I usually wake up from the feeling of being...

    I usually wake up from the feeling of being stared at by a weimaraner inches from my face.

    My old man (poodle mix) is the one who is vocal about being let out in the morning. He either starts...
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    I really dislike the drones I've come across. In...

    I really dislike the drones I've come across. In Greece I was at a gorgeous villa in Santorini, something out of a movie set, and my last morning there was spent in the hot tub overlooking the sea....
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    I know that by mentioning that I rarely get...

    I know that by mentioning that I rarely get injured, I'm tempting fate.
    The last time I had really bad hip pain (it comes and goes) I tried riding more, then not riding, thankfully the no riding...
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    I'm way late to the game here but wanted to add...

    I'm way late to the game here but wanted to add my voice to the points of it being difficult to fire family, and look into backup plans to potentially become plan A.

    I have a few friends who have...
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    Brazilian/bikini wax is so much less of a hassle...

    Brazilian/bikini wax is so much less of a hassle than shaving in my opinion.
    All the times I've shaved my bikini line I've regretted it because it just gets painful and angry looking. Plus I don't...
  25. Good advice here. I agree about the portfolio...

    Good advice here. I agree about the portfolio examples. Tangible evidence supports your words and makes you memorable. Heck, when I worked in a retail store and was interviewing for a real estate job...
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