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    That was a fun video--that anticipation as the...

    That was a fun video--that anticipation as the cars clink-clink-clink up that first ramp is classic! Then it looks like you can't see what's beyond that first hill, so that's another thrill. ...
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    My and DH's favorite rice by far. When I was in...

    My and DH's favorite rice by far. When I was in NJ I was able to buy it in huge burlap bags for $11 because of the large Indian community there. I'm going to miss that up here in VT.
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    I hated, and I mean HATED, nuts and everything...

    I hated, and I mean HATED, nuts and everything with nuts in them, until I became vegetarian. Interestingly, my body adapted to its need for protein and fat and now I love nuts. (I still hate peanut...
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    Our kitchen faucet handles were broken for quite...

    Our kitchen faucet handles were broken for quite a while and we used vice grips to turn the water off and on until my MIL made a gift of a new faucet.
  5. I wrote this blog post "iPhone: How do I use...

    I wrote this blog post "iPhone: How do I use thee? Let me count the ways" several years ago, so it's outdated in terms of the technology available, but here are some other reasons you may decide to...
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    Beautiful, IL!! Congratulations! Have a...

    Beautiful, IL!! Congratulations! Have a wonderful time in Boston!
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    I would definitely keep two or three of your...

    I would definitely keep two or three of your favorite sweaters and/or hoodies. Most places, even warm places, have cool nights. I would also keep a light jacket, and I would also keep (if you have...
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    "But it still works!"

    This is a sister thread to Yppej's "Old Things" thread. Very similar but a different twist. Name something that you use or used, but you have to or had to jury-rig to use it, but you don't throw it...
  9. My stepfather was 28 years old when he married my...

    My stepfather was 28 years old when he married my 38 year old mother and got her 4 kids (ages 7-17) in the package. Can you imagine that? And he wasn't Mr. Rogers, or Dr. Spock. He was "uneducated"...
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    Well, Mad Max and Married with Children don't do...

    Well, Mad Max and Married with Children don't do anything for me, so to each his own. :)
  11. Thread: Old Things

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    Great thread. My car is 12 years old, and I...

    Great thread.

    My car is 12 years old, and I have no intention of replacing it. I'm turning into my mother in law, who got to the point where she hated driving the car and putting miles on it...
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    I think that's why I like reading about Walt...

    I think that's why I like reading about Walt Disney. His fantasy world was an alchemy of many things: An ability to create lovable creatures, adapt age-old stories and fairy tales with modern story...
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    So sorry about your horse, pony mom.

    So sorry about your horse, pony mom.
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    Nice! And both truck and trailer match! Very...

    Nice! And both truck and trailer match! Very stylish of you!
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    So CNN is reporting that now we have a top tier...

    So CNN is reporting that now we have a top tier of Democratic candidates: Joe Biden tenuously holding on to #1, Kamala Harris who is burning the track right now, Elizabeth Warren, strong and steady,...
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    Since when are golf, private schools, cars, the...

    Since when are golf, private schools, cars, the flag, pronouns, and cheeseburgers fun? I'll concede that SOMETIMES movies and TV are fun. But not often. And I'll admit that cars can be fun, if...
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    I've heard that the dishwasher is more...

    I've heard that the dishwasher is more environmentally-friendly than hand-washing. Same logic for car washes--they actually use less water than humans do.
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    That's great! As for LinkedIn, I don't follow...

    That's great!

    As for LinkedIn, I don't follow it, and I don't post on it. My philosophy is, if I'm doing fine in my business without risking shooting myself in the foot with a poorly written post,...
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    Yeah, my dad was very particular about what I...

    Yeah, my dad was very particular about what I read. I remember my very first library visit, and all my little friends were in the kid section with Dick and Jane. He would not let me take out any...
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    I'm a minimalist washer. A lot of people I know...

    I'm a minimalist washer. A lot of people I know wash clothes when they bring them home from the store, and I have never done that. I wash my clothes like I water my plants: I observe them and if they...
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    MAD Magazine was forbidden fruit when I was a kid...

    MAD Magazine was forbidden fruit when I was a kid because my father wouldn't allow me to read comic books of any kind, but I would always read my friends' copies and LOVED them. I still remember some...
  22. I, too, am disappointed at the tone in this...

    I, too, am disappointed at the tone in this thread, so here's my way of jumping off:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGt9jAkWie4

    I wasn't going to even look, just based on the title, and I...
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    Well, rosa, we share two out of three of those...

    Well, rosa, we share two out of three of those things in common. ;)

    My hardwiring in the organizing arena runs the opposite. I've done fine in my job despite being a constant flock of loose parts.
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    I started the bullet journal system and I love...

    I started the bullet journal system and I love it. It works for me. I've designed my own pages and it's flexible and useful. I also find that I try to stick to the "only 3 things" list.I tend to get...
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    I grew up in Milford, CT, a nice size town, and I...

    I grew up in Milford, CT, a nice size town, and I have a lot of good memories of the place. It was also ALMOST commutable to Manhattan, and I did that for about 5-6 months and then moved to...
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