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    As liberal as I am, I think this stuff is...

    As liberal as I am, I think this stuff is laughable. Maybe it's my age showing.
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    Oh, well. By the second date you usually know. I...

    Oh, well. By the second date you usually know. I hope you had a good meal at least, and not a lot of dead air.
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    We are having trouble selling my BIL's house...

    We are having trouble selling my BIL's house because it "only" has 1.5 bathrooms (as does my house--the one I raised 4 kids in with no bathroom hardship at all). The feedback comes back, Shows...
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    That's one of my favorite poems, too!!

    That's one of my favorite poems, too!!
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    Interesting study. I haven't completely...

    Interesting study. I haven't completely formulated my opinion on this, despite being a Sandernista. On one hand, I really think it's wrong to have an economy where people who work their butts off in...
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    Well, she didn't audition them formally, but she...

    Well, she didn't audition them formally, but she just shopped around and found someone willing to donate with no strings attached.
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    Your friend probably voted for Trump. I...

    Your friend probably voted for Trump.

    I disagree with her. Does she see admitting a mistake as male weakness? Submission? How can an equal relationship move forward if the man is "always right"?
  8. I don't think self-improvement is exclusive to...

    I don't think self-improvement is exclusive to women. I'm a rabid "self-improver"--My hero in high school was Ben Franklin, because of his self-improvement principles. I wrote my first self-help poem...
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    Gee, I could set you up with a 50 something woman...

    Gee, I could set you up with a 50 something woman who is amazing. She's single, very independent, no kids, is a physical trainer and hyper-healthy. Never married, but she came close to marrying one...
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    My DDs best friend is another example. She...

    My DDs best friend is another example. She auditioned sperm donors and found one. She owns a bakery in Brooklyn, so she's up at 4am, working all day in a stressful environment managing employees,...
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    I was just speaking in general. My mother...

    I was just speaking in general. My mother divorced three times and I'm on year 40 of my 1st marriage. But I still believe that some people a) don't see as much value in marriage because of the...
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    My daughter has played around with polyamory and...

    My daughter has played around with polyamory and open relationships. When she asks me about whether her she should or shouldn't, my answer is always "Relationships are about agreements. If both sides...
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    OK, so it sounds it's me just not paying...

    OK, so it sounds it's me just not paying attention.
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    Speaking of mid-century modern: Take a look at...

    Speaking of mid-century modern: Take a look at the cover shot on this not-very-flattering article about worst home decor.

    When we moved in in 1985, we moved in with that exact green mural on our...
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    I think they're great! We had a Mikasa pattern...

    I think they're great! We had a Mikasa pattern with those same "harvest gold" tones and big flowers. I should have kept them!
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    I do sell occasionally on eBay, but not china....

    I do sell occasionally on eBay, but not china. However, I've looked for china on eBay, and it's usually for replacement pieces. I think you have the best flexibility to list it by the piece and then...
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    Grenfell Towers

    I plead guilty to being outside of the news bubble for a few days or so, but in my relaxed combing-through-the news-on-a-Sunday mode, it just came to my attention that over 70 people died in an...
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    That is beautiful!! So simple and elegant! I'd...

    That is beautiful!! So simple and elegant! I'd love to see it lit up. Congrats!
  19. I should be good now!

    I should be good now!
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    I agree with IL that for spare sleeping purposes,...

    I agree with IL that for spare sleeping purposes, you should get the kind with removable back cushions. I had a couch like that and loved it. It was so comfortable and flexible--I had no problem...
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    I'm assuming you're short, and the seat is too...

    I'm assuming you're short, and the seat is too deep? I have that problem a lot. I have to use lumbar pillows on my sofa. In fact, I might be the ONLY person in the world who is more comfortable...
  22. Makes me think of Princeton, then. If you want to...

    Makes me think of Princeton, then. If you want to park really close to the main street, it's harder to find a parking space, but on the whole, I don't think parking on the side streets is a big issue...
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    From my experiences with driveways:

    a) The urban parking issue: My son lived in an apartment on the Palisades overlooking the Hudson River. It was amazing. But going to visit him was a real PIA in...
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    I vote for a 2nd chance IF you would have gone...

    I vote for a 2nd chance IF you would have gone out with her again without the lie. Just as I thought--she just wanted a foot in the door because most 30-something guys would be scared off by her age....
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    Good call. Best of luck to you, freshstart....

    Good call.

    Best of luck to you, freshstart. It's torture watching loved ones suffer needlessly.
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