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    :0! :0! :0! Oh. Never mind. It's the...

    :0! :0! :0!


    Oh. Never mind.


    It's the way you've got to do it -- especially now that you're retired and most people seem to think you have nothing but time on your hands.

    DW and I have...
  2. Believe it because it's true. That you just sold...

    Believe it because it's true. That you just sold some work proves it. Are you the only potter on the planet -- or even in your own town? Probably not. Is your work being showcased in art museums?...
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    DH clearly does not want the big "do". Maybe he...

    DH clearly does not want the big "do". Maybe he does usually "come around" and is okay for such celebrations. But he will be half of front-and-center this time and he just may not be able to work up...
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    I am so sorry, SQ! What terrible news, indeed...

    I am so sorry, SQ! What terrible news, indeed...
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    Sociology and cultural study is littered with...

    Sociology and cultural study is littered with examples of notions of beauty which were not healthful. Victorian squeeze-till-you-dropped corsets, Asian women with bound feet, even high heels today...
  6. I find I am my own worst critic, upholding...

    I find I am my own worst critic, upholding expectations for myself that no one else (love me or don't know I exist) holds. Hang in there, cl. You are doing a good job.
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    If they do tell you that you should get a CPAP, I...

    If they do tell you that you should get a CPAP, I think you may want to try a few changes in your nighttime routine before you don the facemask.
  8. He may be gay; he may be bisexual; he may be...

    He may be gay; he may be bisexual; he may be asexual; he may not be sure of any of it. Maybe he thought that being attracted to a woman on more than just a physical level would tell him if he was at...
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    If you're really looking for an answer (that is,...

    If you're really looking for an answer (that is, not just venting, which is fine), I'd say "enough" is the point at which you'd look back and say, "What was I thinking to say ?" And then I would...
  10. Thread: Keto

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    I hate to be cynical, but there's no money in...

    I hate to be cynical, but there's no money in people resolving medical conditions by eating in a way that corresponds to their body's needs. Not only would more people eating keto disrupt the...
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    I had a bout of irregular heartbeats toward the...

    I had a bout of irregular heartbeats toward the end of last year. Even went to the ED because they were so strong. I seemed to think it was far more urgent than the ED staff did, but c'est la vie...
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    Good luck. I had one of those several years...

    Good luck.

    I had one of those several years ago, suspecting apnea that was not present under the "controlled conditions". I can hope that the miniaturization fostered by the consumer electronics...
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    Indeed. Been to the Lakes (Como, Bellagio) only...

    Indeed. Been to the Lakes (Como, Bellagio) only once and for nowhere near long enough, but I would love to go again.
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    I've been thinking about this since it was...

    I've been thinking about this since it was posted. I would say generally that I run around an 8 or 9. But, right now, I really need a break from being the "responsible adult" in many spheres of my...
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    DW and I (okay, mostly I) have been reviewing our...

    DW and I (okay, mostly I) have been reviewing our retirement savings plans in the new economic climate. What I've been reading across a variety of sources (both bullish and bearish) is that even the...
  16. Thread: Keto

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    People who are eating a lot of meat are not...

    People who are eating a lot of meat are not eating ketogenic. Keto calls for a calorie distribution of around 70/25/5 percent fats/protein/carbohydrates. I've been eating pretty close to keto for the...
  17. Thread: June Frugals

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    Kind of a slow month for frugals considering it's...

    Kind of a slow month for frugals considering it's almost half over.

    - I think I mentioned in another Frugal thread that we had to file an amended tax return because our mortgage lender issued a...
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    Oh, you mean like the blue box of macaroni and...

    Oh, you mean like the blue box of macaroni and cheese that is not a single serving box? :|(
  19. Thread: Daily Bread

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    I would contest the first half of your statement....

    I would contest the first half of your statement. More people may be formally educated than at other times in American history. And people certainly may be exposed to more facts in the course of a...
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    Hello, pammy! It sounds like you have stories to...

    Hello, pammy! It sounds like you have stories to tell and dreams to reach for!

    It sounds like you and DH have done some thinking about what you want your end state life to look like. I think...
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    Congratulations! Even if you didn't "feel like a...

    Congratulations! Even if you didn't "feel like a grandma" before, you'll embrace the title now that it's real!
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    Thank you for minding the store, Alan!

    Thank you for minding the store, Alan!
  23. Yup. Cyclone here. :) State fair do rock! ...

    Yup. Cyclone here. :)


    State fair do rock!

    From the State Fair Web site:

    Minnesota's fair is the second biggest in the country, not far behind the Texas fair, which runs about three times...
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    Good on ya! I've seen more than my share of...

    Good on ya!

    I've seen more than my share of (bad) policy made by people who extrapolated opinions from n=1 (there was no n=2). >8)
  25. I also do not know what an "essential" membership...

    I also do not know what an "essential" membership is. I would hold all of mine/ours to be non-essential. But...

    AAA (insured through AAA insurance so we get a discount by being AAA members that...
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