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    Holiday story related to Omaha Steaks... my MIL...

    Holiday story related to Omaha Steaks... my MIL worked in Macy's with a man named Harold. They would exchange gifts.. nothing big.. But one Christmas, a package came to the door, and my MIL opened it...
  2. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I'm hoping you got the reference to Nancy...

    I'm hoping you got the reference to Nancy Pelosi... although I also don't hate anyone and I'm actually a lapsed Catholic, that quote was used in a tongue-in-cheek way, and seems a little strange if...
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    I don't hate him. I'm Catholic. I pray for him. ...

    I don't hate him. I'm Catholic. I pray for him.
    I do believe that his policies are doing irreparable damage to everything BUT the stock market. Is a high Dow for the 50% of the people who have...
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    Congrats, Steve! How exciting!

    Congrats, Steve! How exciting!
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    Hi, kib! Nice to see you! Not sure if you've...

    Hi, kib! Nice to see you!

    Not sure if you've been lurking, but I downsized last spring--drastically--in order to transition to my full-time 700 sq. ft. house in Vermont. Boy, HAVING to purge (as...
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    I have an envelope in a pigeonhole in my desk...

    I have an envelope in a pigeonhole in my desk labeled "In the event of my death" in which I have passwords to my online accounts (I try to update it regularly), bank account numbers, and other...
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    That is nice, TT. When my mother died in early...

    That is nice, TT. When my mother died in early February (1997), my brother couldn't travel because he had just had a pacemaker put in, so she had a simple wake in her hometown, was cremated, and then...
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    Well, in the end, I did like the movie, and it...

    Well, in the end, I did like the movie, and it really shed light on the sadness of the disintegration of the relationship. Both performances were very good. (I particularly enjoyed Adam Driver...
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    So, I'm watching Marriage Story right now, and...

    So, I'm watching Marriage Story right now, and not crazy about it. It's not about regular marriages. But I'll give it a chance. Seems almost like a spoof of Hollywood culture.

    ETA half way...
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    DH agrees with you, but I love them. I'm not a...

    DH agrees with you, but I love them. I'm not a picky eater at all, and I enjoy seeing what other people make for ideas/recipes. I also don't worry about the cleanliness aspect. To be honest, if I...
  11. Welcome back! It's great to "see" you again!

    Welcome back! It's great to "see" you again!
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    I am a bit of a wrapping hoarder. I have a drawer...

    I am a bit of a wrapping hoarder. I have a drawer in my old secretary/desk dedicated to wrappings I rescue: gift bags are definitely in the mix, and woe to the person who throws real ribbon (i.e....
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    Just a few random thoughts as I sit here watching...

    Just a few random thoughts as I sit here watching CNN broadcasting The Unveiling:


    Nancy looks tired
    Nancy looks REALLY tired
    Donald is going to get re-elected
    We need to start all over...
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    I'm so sorry to hear that, Tybee!! Nothing worse...

    I'm so sorry to hear that, Tybee!! Nothing worse than back pain! Are you going to see a doctor?
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    Didn't see Succession, but I just started on the...

    Didn't see Succession, but I just started on the The Crown. So far don't see much award-winning acting in Prince Philip.

    I didn't know the nominations came out today.. so I just looked them...
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    Thanks for the recommendation. Will definitely...

    Thanks for the recommendation. Will definitely check it out.
  17. Exactly--I did a back-of-the napkin calculation...

    Exactly--I did a back-of-the napkin calculation at how much 20 years of self-employed healthcare premiums/college education for my four kids/4 years of daycare for 2 children comes out to, and it was...
  18. Good for you, Tradd. When you just do the right...

    Good for you, Tradd. When you just do the right thing, you can always sleep at night. Your customer tried to cheat and now he's living a customs nightmare. The other broker obliged the fraud, and now...
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    I budget $500 for "basic" food, and $100 for...

    I budget $500 for "basic" food, and $100 for "splurge" food, which would be something like picking up a pre-made sandwich at the convenience store.Since we've moved to Vermont, our "basic" food has...
  20. While it's true they ask a simple question about...

    While it's true they ask a simple question about happiness as a large part of the survey, other factors are:

    GDP per capita
    Social support
    Healthy life expectancy
    Freedom to make life choices...
  21. Democratic Socialism Supports Robust Capitalism

    Here's an interesting analysis of Scandinavian-style Democratic Socialism, and how, rather than undermining the free market economy, it actually supports and promotes growth. Personally, I'm not a...
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    We got rid of ALL our lights--we sold them to a...

    We got rid of ALL our lights--we sold them to a neighbor who does her house up big--inside and out--so the more lights the merrier for her.

    I managed to save some of my favorite Christmas...
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    I have this electric kettle...

    I have this electric kettle

    And I bought my daughter this one:

    I bought mine when I was downsizing and didn't want a huge coffee maker cluttering up my sparse counter space. So I went with the...
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    So nice to venture out! Especially in the winter...

    So nice to venture out! Especially in the winter the temptation is to stay in. We are right on the lake, as you know, and the sunsets are always amazing. One morning I looked at the local newspaper...
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way.. irritating...yes.

    The green VW & God story reminds me of when the pastor of my church at the time (Presbyterian) literally said, on the...
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