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  1. Thread: Lunch

    by SteveinMN
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    A salad spinner, you say??? :) Seriously, I...

    A salad spinner, you say??? :)

    Seriously, I use my salad spinner as a part-time colander in addition to its intended purpose. CL, that sounds like a really tasty salad and all-homegrown should...
  2. Ditto. I've used Ignore in other forums as...

    Ditto. I've used Ignore in other forums as needed; I use it here as needed.
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    There certainly are a lot of first-borns here...

    There certainly are a lot of first-borns here (me, too). I wonder if that holds up beyond us initial posters?

    My experience across my own family, our daughter's family, and others reflects Alan's...
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    Same way it gets everywhere else: asymptomatic...

    Same way it gets everywhere else: asymptomatic spread. Could have come from some kid returning home from college and picking up fast food at the Subway. Or from the driver bringing the cattle. Or...
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    I will note, however, that geese are about as bad...

    I will note, however, that geese are about as bad as humans in the "territorial" department. I've had a few hiss at me as I tried to get past them.
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    Sorry to see the bad news, Tradd. Wishing you...

    Sorry to see the bad news, Tradd. Wishing you better next time....
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    You know who it's going to be, too, because...

    You know who it's going to be, too, because you're too responsible to actually hit the people in the way. They're like deer frozen in the headlights. Or they just don't even think about anyone else. ...
  8. I meant the entire pandemic and its disruption to...

    I meant the entire pandemic and its disruption to life as we knew it, but, yeah, you've got one way to look at it.


    Time has a way of changing most things. (Won't say "all"; I'm sure exceptions...
  9. Very few of us have seen anything like this. ...

    Very few of us have seen anything like this.

    It's interesting that people keep cleaning out the pasta aisle at your Kroger. Maybe there are many more people eating at home now. Or maybe people are...
  10. I think there's a difference between "stocking...

    I think there's a difference between "stocking up" and "hoarding". Nobody would think twice about someone buying a quarter or half of a cow from a farmer, having it cut into steaks and burgers, and...
  11. Yes. Still buying ahead to keep the freezer and...

    Yes. Still buying ahead to keep the freezer and the pantry stocked. As I mentioned upthread, I'm a little surprised sometimes at what's no longer on the shelf. I've had no issue with stores being out...
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    Bless their hearts!

    Bless their hearts!
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    Time for the biweekly grocery run at our...

    Time for the biweekly grocery run at our now-regular smaller independent supermarket.

    The disinfectant wipes stand that was by the carts is gone now. The (new) hand sanitizer dispenser in its...
  14. 'Cuz that's the stuff that's worth money. Scrap...

    'Cuz that's the stuff that's worth money. Scrap steel and copper, batteries can be exchanged for a small core charge, ... You don't get much money for it but if you get it for free, then it's a...
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    Would that make the cause of death COVID-19? :)

    Would that make the cause of death COVID-19? :)
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    Met the new neighbor today while I was mowing the...

    Met the new neighbor today while I was mowing the rental property. No masks on anybody; we didn't figure we'd run into anyone. She stuck out her hand to say hello and, about mid-shake, both of us...
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    I've worked at companies with horrible employee...

    I've worked at companies with horrible employee relations and even horrible customer relations, but I have to say, Yppej, the company at which you work takes the prize. It just makes doing a decent...
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    Why? It is the same state and the same political...

    Why? It is the same state and the same political mechanism that was fine with making people wait outside for hours in early April to vote in a primary which could have been conducted by mail (or at...
  19. Thread: CRAZINESS

    by SteveinMN
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    I've been getting calls from my GP every week or...

    I've been getting calls from my GP every week or so for my "diabetes followup". They've helpfully mentioned that I could do a televisit if I wanted to. Uh-huh. Since the visit is supposed to discuss...
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    (Article here...

    (Article here)

    Add in that most Americans couldn't cover an unexpected $400 repair bill and I think at least a good portion of Americans have very little cash available in times like these. There...
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    Almost everyone pays for access to the Internet...

    Almost everyone pays for access to the Internet now, whether it's through their cable or telephone company, their mobile carrier, etc. There have been repeated attempts to offer Internet access "for...
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    Sounds positive so far -- good luck!

    Sounds positive so far -- good luck!
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    You're welcome! What I left out of my note was...

    You're welcome! What I left out of my note was that the "cloud" refers in part to the data being "up there somewhere" like, uh, clouds.


    I saw on Twitter once the comment, "If you told someone 15...
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    The "cloud" is simply a bunch of computers which...

    The "cloud" is simply a bunch of computers which store data and which are connected to other computers. That network can be the Internet or can be a local/private network (say, within a corporation...
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    I have not seen a container of disinfectant wipes...

    I have not seen a container of disinfectant wipes since the stay-at-home order started. I think we'll scare up a spare sprayer bottle and make up a bleach solution for home use and save the wipes for...
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