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    A friend once-removed was scheduled for cancer...

    A friend once-removed was scheduled for cancer surgery yesterday. Fully-vaccinated, she tested positive and is now cooling her heels at home, with no idea when her operation will be re-scheduled. My...
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    Yeah, but she'll never be Tonya Harding...:D

    Yeah, but she'll never be Tonya Harding...:D
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    Poll: ...Sticking with the theme :D I hope to get...

    ...Sticking with the theme :D

    I hope to get boosted by year's end.
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    I keep a stock of coconut milk and Thai curry...

    I keep a stock of coconut milk and Thai curry pastes around, in case a shortage develops. :D Also, a large jar of ginger/garlic paste--used in both cuisines, I think. And sweet chili sauce (Mae Ploy...
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    I think I read Dopesick, but I've read several...

    I think I read Dopesick, but I've read several others on the subject, and they all run together. It's definitely a cautionary tale.
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    The red/yellow/green/coconut milk Thai curry? My...

    The red/yellow/green/coconut milk Thai curry? My favorite is green, with green beans and chicken

    Oddly, I found my favorite chocolate--Guaranda--at TJ's, but they didn't have it long. I don't...
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    Put up or shut up. If they have evidence of...

    Put up or shut up. If they have evidence of widespread cheating, they should prove it. So far, nobody has.
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    If I were hiking--especially alone--I'd want a...

    If I were hiking--especially alone--I'd want a satellite phone. People seem to go missing around here*.

    *Not in my neighborhood, that I know of :~), but in the surrounding wilderness areas.
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    My car is still disabled, and fixing it has...

    My car is still disabled, and fixing it has become the new Impossible Task. Maybe I'll wait 'til it hits the two year mark.
    But I don't need to go anywhere...
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    What a sweet pack they make!

    What a sweet pack they make!
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    That worked out well, as things so often do.

    That worked out well, as things so often do.
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    In my mind tiny homes would make great...

    In my mind tiny homes would make great alternatives to dorm rooms, vacation venues, or temporary housing, for the most part. But I could be very comfortable in 1000 sq. ft. or so.
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    Ridwell is soliciting art supplies for their...

    Ridwell is soliciting art supplies for their Tuesday pickup. I will be doing a little culling.
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    Fun fact: It was revealed on Henry Louis Gates'...

    Fun fact: It was revealed on Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots that Larry David is related to Bernie Sanders.
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    I was exposed to chickenpox at least a couple of...

    I was exposed to chickenpox at least a couple of times and never got it. Mumps and measles, on the other hand...

    I am due for an elective surgery and time will tell whether the medical system by...
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    "...And also not having to eat Tofurkey again,...

    "...And also not having to eat Tofurkey again, possibly forever..."

    Even though I spent quite a few years as a vegetarian, I've never tasted tofurky.
    From your reaction, that was a good decision...
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    I don't know about stuffing--I tend to share...

    I don't know about stuffing--I tend to share Tradd's preference--if for no other reason than to prevent sogginess--but fresh cranberry sauce is so easy to make that I'd never go back to the canned...
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    That makes sense. I understood that real N95s...

    That makes sense. I understood that real N95s were supposed to be individually fit to best contain droplets.
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    I think "Try lots." is good advice. I'm...

    I think "Try lots." is good advice.

    I'm particularly fond of my red flannel buffalo plaid model--perfect for the PNW. :~)
  20. Another vote for the rain check. As I suggested...

    Another vote for the rain check. As I suggested in another thread, maybe have someone set up a brief video call.
    It sounds like a logistical and health-compromising fiasco to me.
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    If you have Skype or Zoom or the equivalent, you...

    If you have Skype or Zoom or the equivalent, you can do that if you need to be face to face. Driving in winter weather would be a hard no for me, seeing that I've been there and done that. Ask me...
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    I consulted with an arborist the other day....

    I consulted with an arborist the other day. Outside, masked (both of us), 10 feet apart or so. Felt very safe.

    Because my artsy side hates the look of N95 masks*, I wear a 2-layer cotton jersey...
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    Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I do appreciate...

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

    I do appreciate the sentiment of being thankful, and I plan to eat good food (tomato beef curry) and ignore football, which are the perks of having a solitary...
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    I don't miss all the driving I used to do on...

    I don't miss all the driving I used to do on holidays. At this point, I wouldn't travel for an audience with the Pope.
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    Poll: I swear I was flipping past and read 'How soon...

    I swear I was flipping past and read 'How soon will you get a rooster?"
    I crack myself up...
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