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  1. Curious---what time do you get up in the morning?

    The e-edition newspaper thread got me wondering...

    DH and I get up pretty early so that we can have our coffee-newspaper ritual before work. Sometimes people I talk with are surprised when I tell...
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    It's the nature of broccoli and cauliflower to be...

    It's the nature of broccoli and cauliflower to be smelly. No getting around it. A couple of things you might try are not cooking it until it's too soft, and adding a tsp of apple cider vinegar to the...
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    This subject is emotional and close to home for...

    This subject is emotional and close to home for me as I worked for our local newspaper. It is a family-owned paper and ran 7 days a week until last week when it stopped Monday publication. They also...
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    I quit coloring mine some time ago...can't even...

    I quit coloring mine some time ago...can't even remember, maybe 4 yrs ago. I just thought to myself, "Who am I trying to kid?" I just really didn't (don't) want to look like I'm trying TOO hard. I'm...
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    We're having salmon tonight. Sunday we made a...

    We're having salmon tonight.

    Sunday we made a tried-and-true recipe we haven't had for a while, a Moroccan Stew. SO good. With chicken, chickpeas, carrot, onion, cinnamon, cumin...if you want the...
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    She didn't have too much screen time---I wouldn't...

    She didn't have too much screen time---I wouldn't not see it because of her.
  7. Thread: Labyrinth

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    This one was recently built locally:...

    This one was recently built locally:
    https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/nov/16/ridgefield-churchs-labyrinth-open-to-all-who-are-on-a-path-to-peace/
    It tells a bit about the construction and price....
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    I felt that Streep was trying a bit hard to be a...

    I felt that Streep was trying a bit hard to be a dottering old lady...hence the mumbling perhaps. #notafan
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    I'm seriously considering giving up my car when I...

    I'm seriously considering giving up my car when I retire in 2021, for many reasons environmental, financial, etc.

    We'd keep one car between the two of us. I'm accustomed to using transit and also...
  10. Thread: Meghan and Harry

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    +1. This thread is disappointing.

    +1. This thread is disappointing.
  11. Thread: Walkable Towns

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    With retirement a year or so away, I've been...

    With retirement a year or so away, I've been considering giving up my car (DH has one). I live blocks from a Safeway, but not close to too much else. BUT, transit here is very good and the bus stop...
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    That IS cool, Catherine! Reminded me of...

    That IS cool, Catherine!

    Reminded me of another "dad" story---when St. Helens erupted, he got to meet Jimmy Carter. Dad was really sick (nerves, exhaustion) that day and told us he almost barfed...
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    Woo-hoo, Jane!!!:0!

    Woo-hoo, Jane!!!:0!
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    That's cool, PT, both your dad and your drawing...

    That's cool, PT, both your dad and your drawing ability. I can barely manage stick figures.
  15. I have hiking friends who have done several Roads...

    I have hiking friends who have done several Roads Scholar trips and highly recommend them.
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    No one ever believes me, Iris.....but I do have...

    No one ever believes me, Iris.....but I do have witnesses!

    Also, I used to be a sportswriter...that's the one that usually surprises people the most.
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    Two claims to fame: I once killed (two witnesses)...

    Two claims to fame: I once killed (two witnesses) a fly middair with a dishtowel snap. I also hit a bullseye shooting a bow and arrow blindfolded. (about 8 witnesses)
    One other....my dad was one of...
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    Healed, emotionally.

    Healed, emotionally.
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    Saw Little Women on NY Eve. The actors were...

    Saw Little Women on NY Eve. The actors were wonderful, so well-cast, IMO. But I found the many jumps in time, flashbacks, a bit confusing.
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    1- get to my weight goal 2- scan photographs...

    1- get to my weight goal
    2- scan photographs gathering dust
    3- go on at least 8 hikes
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    I am really curious to see how this works out. ...

    I am really curious to see how this works out.

    I take the MAX into downtown PDX every once in a while and always buy an all day pass. I have NEVER had it checked ONCE. I'm sure there are many who...
  22. Some of our local Safeways and Fred Meyer...

    Some of our local Safeways and Fred Meyer (Kroger), maybe others...have bins just inside their doors where you can recycle both plastic shopping bags and plastic wrap from items like TP, paper...
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    Yep, razz....still, LE still has to have the...

    Yep, razz....still, LE still has to have the motivation to pull people over. Here in my town, they'd be doing nothing else all day long in addition to checking out-of-state plates parked overnight in...
  24. A small thrift shop near me where I love to shop...

    A small thrift shop near me where I love to shop has a cash or checks only policy for the reason you state. The fees are such that they'd have to recoup them through higher prices.
  25. Maybe I spelled Bloomberg wrong...I know I got...

    Maybe I spelled Bloomberg wrong...I know I got something wrong; I figured it was the Michael/Mike thing.
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