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    Athleisure is still in fashion. I like track...

    Athleisure is still in fashion. I like track pants and designer sweatpants like Calvin Klein as a step above usual sweats.
  2. Thread: August Purge

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    Another can of paint that is so dried up even...

    Another can of paint that is so dried up even with paint thinner I think it would not be usable.
  3. Thread: Dude, 40 hours

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    My full time job is usually 40 hours. If it is...

    My full time job is usually 40 hours. If it is real busy I may work a half hour overtime by skipping lunch. Being non-exempt has its benefits.
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    Yes there is a stigma.

    Yes there is a stigma.
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    I would think the employer is required to make...

    I would think the employer is required to make accommodations for disabled applicants, so I would try to get a doctor to declare you disabled/dyslexic and then discuss with the employer.
  6. Impressive EJ!

    Impressive EJ!
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    I would be interested in the architecture, my...

    I would be interested in the architecture, my millenial son maybe not so much. It is sort of on the way to relatives'. But I am not a FLW fan though. He was an egotistical jerk.
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    HH I have thought of visiting Fallingwater but...

    HH I have thought of visiting Fallingwater but thought an hour hour tour might be too long. How interesting was the tour guide?
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    Well I'm a generation older than her daughter and...

    Well I'm a generation older than her daughter and I can lift 50 pounds. That's how much a bag of ice melt weighs and I carry it upstairs from the basement.
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    Today I borrowed: Into the Water: A Novel...

    Today I borrowed:

    Into the Water: A Novel
    Siege and Survival: The Odyssey of a Leningrader
    A History of Judaism
    The Latehomeconer: A Hmong Family Memoir
    An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic
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    To help seniors I would get rid of the out of...

    To help seniors I would get rid of the out of pocket medical costs and have only one part of Medicare that covers everything. Right now there are plans A, B, C, D, F and G. It is a confusing mess.
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    There's Always Next Year

    This saying, applied to the Red Six during their decades long championship drought, seems apropos to my garden.

    I am thinking strawberries for the first time, since wild iones do well in my yard,...
  13. Thread: August frugals

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    This is sales tax holiday weekend in...

    This is sales tax holiday weekend in Massachusetts. I stocked up on toilet paper.
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    The class system in the UK has lessened (witness...

    The class system in the UK has lessened (witness members of the royal family marrying commoners among other things) but there is a false narrative among some in the US that everything here is about...
  15. To me 1.5 hours is a lot.

    To me 1.5 hours is a lot.
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    Good to know Jane.

    Good to know Jane.
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    My company is very rigid and hierarchical. ...

    My company is very rigid and hierarchical.

    People can volunteer for tasks they want (I've done so) and you usually get it provided it's not a promotion or would involve the company spending any...
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    Has anyone studied Yiddish? I have an opposite...

    Has anyone studied Yiddish? I have an opposite concern. I took German classes before. Would the languages be so similar that I would confuse the two?
  19. Thread: August Purge

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    More clothes - a shirt that had two buttons fall...

    More clothes - a shirt that had two buttons fall off. For the life of me I could not get the needle threaded to mend it. I am getting old and losing fine motor manual dexterity. And the shirt never...
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    I am still on my quest. This evening I went to...

    I am still on my quest. This evening I went to Target. They have no limit on items in the changing room so I tried on 32 garments and settled on a bra of the type RR describes (they only had one in...
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    The grass is always greener. My stepgrandfather...

    The grass is always greener. My stepgrandfather fled horrible poverty in the Ukraine just before the Bolshevik revolution. From afar in Canada he admired it. At last, a society where everyone is...
  22. Thread: August frugals

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    Well I guess it is frugal that I never got...

    Well I guess it is frugal that I never got another pet after our last dog died. Family is visiting the area this weekend and it should be low key. They drove a long ways and I think based on past...
  23. Yes, he goes in big spurts that impress me.

    Yes, he goes in big spurts that impress me.
  24. Thread: August frugals

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    I like the desk.

    I like the desk.
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    I having always felt I am doing so badly, but saw...

    I having always felt I am doing so badly, but saw on the news the average family retirement savings at 65 is $60,000. (The story was about rising rates of senior bankruptcies). Barring further...
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