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    I vote for hummus and pita and crudité. With...

    I vote for hummus and pita and crudité. With maybe some little cookies for people who have a sweet tooth.

    Also, little tea sandwiches cut in quarters with arugula and cucumber.
  2. Thread: Chipmunks

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    We do have chipmunks, but the only things they...

    We do have chipmunks, but the only things they nibble on are the strawberries. They don't bother me otherwise. I grow lettuce, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, apples, pears, and...
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    OMG. So sorry, IL.

    OMG. So sorry, IL.
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    I've had to wear glasses my whole life, for...

    I've had to wear glasses my whole life, for astigmatism, and then of course over the past decades I've worn progressive lenses for both the astigmatism and farsightedness. Last time I went to the...
  5. I do it by multiplying the tab by 2 and rounding...

    I do it by multiplying the tab by 2 and rounding up and putting the decimal in the right place. So, $40 tab, x 2=8.00 tip.

    I rarely give huge tips, but I give at least 20%.

    I'll have to ask...
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    As my Scottish MIL would say, "it's a lot of...

    As my Scottish MIL would say, "it's a lot of nonsense." But actually, in her older years, she tinkered with the idea of having her double chin lifted (she didn't have much of a double chin, either). ...
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    I haven't had the Bundaberg, but I know that...

    I haven't had the Bundaberg, but I know that ginger beers are very different in terms of their spiciness, which is why I like Reed's the best. I also like kombucha. That's my treat.
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    I am not disagreeing, but... I think there's a...

    I am not disagreeing, but...

    I think there's a point at which SOME people (saints, mystics and other highly evolved people) can overcome the fear of control. Victor Frankl famously said "The last...
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    This article is an interesting read on why so...

    This article is an interesting read on why so many work-eligible males are not in the workforce. I don't know why the article is focused on men, but it still is interesting--particularly interesting...
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    Milestone: 300!

    I hit a milestone yesterday, and I don't know who to announce it to, aside from DH, so I'll celebrate with you guys.

    Thirteen years ago I quit my job to be a full time qualitative specialist,...
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    Where's Xmac when we need him? Wasn't he totally...

    Where's Xmac when we need him? Wasn't he totally into bitcoin a few years back?

    I'm with IL. I don't get it.
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    So, I am not cutting and pasting this. This is...

    So, I am not cutting and pasting this. This is embedded in my memory, thanks to my grammar school nuns:

    "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish...
  13. I was able to read the article, but I have a NYT...

    I was able to read the article, but I have a NYT subscription.

    I still have 10k steps set on my watch, but I never achieve that. However, when it comes to walking, I like what I've read in Katy...
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    Yes, good book. Can't say I read the whole thing,...

    Yes, good book. Can't say I read the whole thing, but it's required reading for my Optimize program, which provides summaries, via pdf, video, mp3s of tons of great books.

    Reminds me of a recent...
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    Oooh, I don't know. I do think people up here...

    Oooh, I don't know. I do think people up here do-it-yourself on many things. Chances are no one will bother us about it.

    ETA: I just found this online under "Vermont Plumbing Rules":


    Section...
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    DH is becoming a self-reliant Vermonter. We have...

    DH is becoming a self-reliant Vermonter. We have practically begged people (plumbers, handymen/women) to fix leaks we have in indoor spaces and outdoor spaces. Our property manager promised he'd get...
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    Cool. Why?
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    Extremely invasive. According to Vermont Fish...

    Extremely invasive.

    According to Vermont Fish and Wildlife site:


    Common buckthorn, like many invasive shrubs and trees, leafs out early and retains leaves later, allowing this species to...
  19. If your parents named you after a personal hero, what would your first name be?

    I was thinking about this because my GD2 was named after the little girl who was the first to integrate her New Orleans school (don't want to say the name for privacy reasons, but you can figure it...
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    Welcome, RedSpruce! As a treehugger, I love your...

    Welcome, RedSpruce! As a treehugger, I love your username!
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    What a wise, compassionate 10th grader, and the...

    What a wise, compassionate 10th grader, and the same to you for going along! The nurse was undoubtedly thanking you, too!
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    My DH has upper endoscopies from time to time--in...

    My DH has upper endoscopies from time to time--in fact he just had one a couple of weeks ago--and I've never heard him talk about the jaw opener, so, like rosa, I suspect that they put him to sleep...
  23. Thread: Red Onions

    by catherine
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    I'm totally into red onions, but I have to say, I...

    I'm totally into red onions, but I have to say, I usually eat them with something between the bread and red onion, like lox, or liverwurst.

    I'm game for trying red onion on bread snacks, though!...
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    I have also had kayaking on my bucket list for up...

    I have also had kayaking on my bucket list for up here for 4 years!!! I can't believe I haven't done it. And my neighbors all have kayaks and told me I could borrow theirs to see if I like it. And I...
  25. And who holds the power in TX? Those who put a...

    And who holds the power in TX? Those who put a cluster of non-sentient cells secondary to the welfare of women--disproportionately poor. And who, while talking about the "sanctity of life" will...
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