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    I've been to parties where they served tiny grape...

    I've been to parties where they served tiny grape tomatoes, mozzarella pearls and small basil leaves threaded on a toothpick. This is similar to what IL mentioned, but in finger food form. I love...
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    Financial Advisor Question

    A very dear friend of mine recently had a consultation with a financial advisor. Friend has a history of making poor financial decisions, and despite a long work history in a high-earning profession,...
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    I wear progressives myself. DH used to buy his...

    I wear progressives myself. DH used to buy his reading glasses at OSJL, but they didn't last. Apparently he is harder on them than your DH, Catherine. He's been buying them at Costco for the past...
  4. I round up to the next highest multiple of 10,...

    I round up to the next highest multiple of 10, calculate 10% (which doesn't take much calculating) and then double it as a minimum. Since Covid, we have been tipping higher amounts.
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    That's a beautiful tree, Dado.

    That's a beautiful tree, Dado.
  6. Congratulations on getting the hallway cleared,...

    Congratulations on getting the hallway cleared, EJ! Those fabric boxes look great; who would think clutter lurks within something so attractive?
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    Congratulations, Catherine! You have every...

    Congratulations, Catherine! You have every reason to be proud of yourself.
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    I fear dementia and rats, in that order.

    I fear dementia and rats, in that order.
  9. Thread: Flu shots?

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    I'll probably go with my usual practice of...

    I'll probably go with my usual practice of getting one when I go for my annual wellness visit in early November.
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    Please let us know how you like it, since I seem...

    Please let us know how you like it, since I seem to like the same books you do. :)
  11. I've gotten at least 10,000 steps a day, every...

    I've gotten at least 10,000 steps a day, every day for the past three years except for one day when - oops - I forgot and went to bed 70 steps short of my 10K.
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    Welcome, RedSpruce! I look forward to hearing...

    Welcome, RedSpruce! I look forward to hearing more from you. What area are you from?
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    George: I did have an upper endoscopy once, but I...

    George: I did have an upper endoscopy once, but I must have been asleep by the time they got to this part.
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    Cool!

    Cool!
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    Ah, I missed the hyperlink in "this one." Thanks.

    Ah, I missed the hyperlink in "this one." Thanks.
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    No useful advice, but a sort of funny anecdote:...

    No useful advice, but a sort of funny anecdote: Mom is a woman of pretty simple tastes. Dad was a captain in the merchant marines, and frequently brought us back cool gifts from Asia. He bought Mom...
  17. Thread: Having fun

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    Bae: I know someone who did Hadrian's Wall and...

    Bae: I know someone who did Hadrian's Wall and that absolutely sounded like my idea of a good time, so enjoy!
    I am on vacation this week and today we visited a wonderful botanical garden, and some...
  18. Abortion - only if the woman is pregnant and...

    Abortion - only if the woman is pregnant and doesn't want to be
    Euthanasia - only if quality of life sucks and person doesn't want to live any longer
    Just call me Rosa Kevorkian if you like.
    Mom...
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    Catherine: I think you meant to insert a link?

    Catherine: I think you meant to insert a link?
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    But back to the more important topic of MAD...

    But back to the more important topic of MAD Magazine - I first encountered Alfred E. Newman when I was 7 years old and subscribed until I was 18. I never missed an issue!
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    I like this.

    I like this.
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    I loved the Trixie Belden books, but I also...

    I loved the Trixie Belden books, but I also enjoyed Nancy Drew books for the plot I guess. I remember even back then thinking the Nancy books were wildly unrealistic, and I appreciated the fact that...
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    I don't like having my glass drip all over me. ...

    I don't like having my glass drip all over me. In the hot, humid weather, I often have a paper towel wrapped around my glass to keep it from dripping on me, the table, and the floor. It hasn't been...
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    That is wonderful, Tybee!

    That is wonderful, Tybee!
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    And I watched it again today with Mom and she...

    And I watched it again today with Mom and she just loved it! I actually enjoyed it on the second watching as well, so I think that is high praise indeed.
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