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  1. 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...
  5. Cool. Why?

    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...
  7. 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...
  11. Thread: Red Onions

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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...
  13. 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...
  14. Poll: I remember that Cosmo pic well!

    I remember that Cosmo pic well!
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    Hear, hear!

    Hear, hear!
  16. Here are three op-eds from the NYT I just read...

    Here are three op-eds from the NYT I just read this morning:

    "Abortion Has Never Been About Abortion."


    At a time when open racism was becoming unfashionable, these politicians needed a more...
  17. Thread: Having fun

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    That's right--there is definitely more butterfat...

    That's right--there is definitely more butterfat in creemees! So good.
  18. Thread: Having fun

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    Creemees are a Vermont ice cream thing. They're...

    Creemees are a Vermont ice cream thing. They're the same as soft-serve ice cream anywhere else. Not sure why they're called creemees in VT.
  19. Thread: Having fun

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    Wow, you know you're a simple live-er when you...

    Wow, you know you're a simple live-er when you define fun as finding old stuff in the woods. :)

    The most recent fun I've had is helping my picker/reseller SIL with a big "end-of-summer" flea...
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    That happened to me. The earrings my DH gave me...

    That happened to me. The earrings my DH gave me for our engagement were stolen by a drug dealer from Patterson NJ. I had left them to be cleaned and they never put them in the safe, and the jewelry...
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    Thank you for reminding me! I knew about him but...

    Thank you for reminding me! I knew about him but I had forgotten his name.
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    I remember when I was "interviewing" the sellers...

    I remember when I was "interviewing" the sellers of our house here, and I asked her "What's the best part of living here" and she said, "When everyone leaves for the winter." I thought that was so...
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    I have such a strong sense of place at this point...

    I have such a strong sense of place at this point I'll never leave New England willingly. I've never moved from the NE for jobs or school. I've tinkered with the idea of moving to a different state...
  24. Combination microwave/convection oven. I had one...

    Combination microwave/convection oven. I had one in NJ and we used it all the time. For stove top, hot plates can go from being $10 dollar store roach motel variety or they can be much nicer, like...
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    The link works on my end! It's hyperlinked to...

    The link works on my end! It's hyperlinked to "this one" in the sentence.

    But here it is again: ...
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