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  1. ANM, I agree that suffering can be meaningless....

    ANM, I agree that suffering can be meaningless. It can also be transformative. Should it be transformative? Not really, it is what it is.
  2. Yes, I agree with that somewhat. I find some...

    Yes, I agree with that somewhat.

    I find some comfort in the null of non existence. If I had never been born, I guess that would be OK because I wouldnít know it, would I? But since I am here...
  3. Haha, yep. I am reading for the second time...

    Haha, yep.

    I am reading for the second time that classic book about a psychopath called “We need to talk about Kevin.” This is a novel of course, But I think the author is brilliant at giving...
  4. I think these people are depressed.

    I think these people are depressed.
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    Weeks after this thread started, the circus...

    Weeks after this thread started, the circus continues but are we closer to knowing if there will be impeachment? Do I need to get out my boat shoes and be prepared to dress above my station? Should...
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    I “watched” documentaries...fixed it.

    I “watched” documentaries...fixed it.
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    I watched a couple of documentaries about...

    I watched a couple of documentaries about Thailandís lady boys. The lady boy culture is kind of interesting.
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    This year was the year of 2-3 day motel stays for...

    This year was the year of 2-3 day motel stays for me, trips mostly near St.Louis. Not an exciting year. I had 7 of these trips, all related to plant and garden club activities. I cant even get...
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    A month! That is great. my next trip, planned...

    A month! That is great.

    my next trip, planned only in my head, is the Baltic countries plus maybe Krakow. I loved Prague but probably wont go back, too crowded.
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    We bought three new mattresses last year. They...

    We bought three new mattresses last year. They were fairly firm. I didn’t want a soft pillow top type thing attached to the mattress and that was a good decision for us. I bought a mattress topper...
  11. Thread: OK Boomer

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    I will have to Google how cream of wheat is used...

    I will have to Google how cream of wheat is used in Indian cooking. I canít picture it.
  12. When I was poking around the Internet last year I...

    When I was poking around the Internet last year I ran across this video of an “airplane craftsman” house in Venice Beach. I stayed in this house with my boyfriend of the time because his brother...
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    hahaha! The whole underwater scene is kind of...

    hahaha! The whole underwater scene is kind of beautiful/scary anyway and that figure just added to it.
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    Didn't Amazon lose money for something like a...

    Didn't Amazon lose money for something like a dozen years? I used his website regularly for library business decades ago because he was first to the market with good online data sbout books. He...
  15. Thread: OK Boomer

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    I confess to using instant coffee. i am not proud...

    I confess to using instant coffee. i am not proud of that.

    But Lima beans? Whoah. These millennials know not what they miss if they have not eaten fresh lima beans from the garden.


    Cream of...
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    Thanks to all of the veterans here who served our...

    Thanks to all of the veterans here who served our country in the military!
  17. Generally speaking, the closer you stay to the...

    Generally speaking, the closer you stay to the original house in renovations, the better longevity for your renovation. I have seen this throughout all of the Victorian houses in my neighborhood...
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    I’m sure Steve was happy to be out and about.

    I’m sure Steve was happy to be out and about.
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    yay for you!I would have picked that up too!

    yay for you!I would have picked that up too!
  20. I dont disagree with you, ANM. While I think it...

    I dont disagree with you, ANM. While I think it us reasonable to update a house every 100 years, certainly construction events add to environmental waste.
  21. I have already told DH I want quality wood doors...

    I have already told DH I want quality wood doors and nice cabinetry and decent woodwork. Hang the cost. We will be matching the simple woodwork found on original walls here since some yokel installed...
  22. I know! I mourned the loss of those windows, what...

    I know! I mourned the loss of those windows, what an idiot.

    I think expensive granite is beautiful but I worry about the care of it. Supposedly you’re supposed to seal it every year. We have...
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    It was just a year ago that we had one of the...

    It was just a year ago that we had one of the best pet deaths ever. Our bulldog had a heart attack right in front of us. She had been trotting around normally, she ate dinner 20 minutes before her...
  24. Thread: OK Boomer

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    I don’t think it’s that easy to shelter money...

    I don’t think it’s that easy to shelter money from Medicaid.

    One of my friends, a single woman, got her mother’s house in her name quite a few years before her mother went to a public nursing...
  25. UGG, yes! All the flooring is rectangular often...

    UGG, yes! All the flooring is rectangular often gray the walls are gray, the shiplap is all over the place, and oh yes itís ďopen concept. ď
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    We just 10 minutes ago met with our architect and...
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