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    I loved Crawdads! I just finished "A Map of the...

    I loved Crawdads!
    I just finished "A Map of the World" by Jane Hamilton. I somehow missed this one; it came out in 1994. I really loved it and will have to track down her other work.
  2. I loved Rosemary's Baby!

    I loved Rosemary's Baby!
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    I have nibbled at some of these free edibles, but...

    I have nibbled at some of these free edibles, but never actually incorporated into our diets in any meaningful way. Have you? I think wood sorrel is another readily available edible.
  4. I picked up "Office Space" at a thrift store...

    I picked up "Office Space" at a thrift store based on SLF recommendations, but I haven't watched it yet.
  5. I have a hard time discerning what exactly...

    I have a hard time discerning what exactly constitutes a cult classic. From Google and the movies you all have mentioned, I've come up with these:
    Clockwork Orange
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Night...
  6. Thread: New England

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    I have lived here all of my life, but I am in...

    I have lived here all of my life, but I am in love with New England and could never imagine living anywhere else. So glad you got to see the Arboretum and Tower Hill. DH and I took lots of mini...
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    Me three! Count in Casa Rosa as another place...

    Me three! Count in Casa Rosa as another place where the party isn't!
  8. Thread: Beach Bum

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    Driving a car that nobody would want to steal and...

    Driving a car that nobody would want to steal and not repairing car damage that is merely cosmetic.
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    We came in under budget on groceries again this...

    We came in under budget on groceries again this week. I've resumed a practice that I think makes a difference, which is to calculate a rough total of what the items on my list will cost. That gives...
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    I really want to read "Educated." I've heard...

    I really want to read "Educated." I've heard great things about it!
    I finished one book this week, and added nine to my list of books I want to read, so I'd better get going!
    The book I finished...
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    I bought one of these recently and I really like...

    I bought one of these recently and I really like it. I have similar ones that I bought at Macy's long ago, but they are getting a bit worn and frayed around the edges. LL Bean always does a sale on...
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    I'm so sorry Terry. It is very hard indeed.

    I'm so sorry Terry. It is very hard indeed.
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    What are "GT kids?"

    What are "GT kids?"
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    Yes, interesting! I have never used them.

    Yes, interesting! I have never used them.
  15. Thread: Old Things

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    "He also waxes and wanes. . ." I love this! Sad...

    "He also waxes and wanes. . ." I love this!
    Sad but true, I was known to embroider a little eyelet type flower on a favorite blouse when I burnt a cigarette hole in it, long time ago. Of course,...
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    Frugal lesson for me: I didn't plant basil this...

    Frugal lesson for me: I didn't plant basil this spring, and I've had to buy basil that was pretty sorry from the grocery store twice recently, for the price of $2.69/bunch. The basil I bought Friday...
  17. Hi Cathy: Sorry you are having this issue, but...

    Hi Cathy: Sorry you are having this issue, but I'm afraid I don't have any helpful input. Eye surgery sounds really scary to me, so I can see why you might decide to just live with the issue. Good...
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    I used to really dislike blue cheese, and then...

    I used to really dislike blue cheese, and then one day, it was as though my brain perceived the signals from my taste buds differently (relative to blue cheese) and I found that I liked the taste. ...
  19. But a lot of people I know really struck gold the...

    But a lot of people I know really struck gold the second time around.
  20. I think the crazy high divorce rate shows that...

    I think the crazy high divorce rate shows that "normie" marriage partners aren't quite as interchangeable as you might think.
  21. UL: I think your self-reflection is taking you in...

    UL: I think your self-reflection is taking you in the right direction. You are a good-looking, intelligent, decent person and I'm confident that you can find a great life partner if that's what you...
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    Good work, Danna! It's been quite hot here, and...

    Good work, Danna!
    It's been quite hot here, and it looks like next week will be more of the same. Most of my list is outdoor stuff, so progress has been minimal. I've done some pruning and I...
  23. Thread: Old Things

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    So maybe that is misinformation disseminated in...

    So maybe that is misinformation disseminated in order to sell more sunscreen. :)
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    Cool video! I think I'll stick with the virtual...

    Cool video! I think I'll stick with the virtual experience though. I haven't been on a roller coaster for a very long time, but I recall that I got thrown around and battered a bit because I am...
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    The Darker Side of Decluttering. Oh no!

    The Darker Side of Decluttering. Oh no!
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