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  1. Thanks for the fried green tomato recipes! Re...

    Thanks for the fried green tomato recipes!

    Re apples. We were able to pick a few of our own apples but there are no more now. While I was walking in our neighborhood, I saw the my neighbor behind...
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    I am disgusted with student loan programs. Yes, I...

    I am disgusted with student loan programs. Yes, I fell into their clutches too ignorantly and passively. I needed a loan to get DD through 2 more years of school, and during a lunch hour at work...
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    Thanks for the review. I'm going to suspend...

    Thanks for the review. I'm going to suspend judgement, because I think the story IS the one about how sometimes we love people that are substance-fueled jerks, and its tragic theme is that love does...
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    As I've mentioned, my mother had nothing to speak...

    As I've mentioned, my mother had nothing to speak of when she died. We took all her clothes and put them in a bag for Goodwill, but I saved her emerald green reversible rain slicker, and every time I...
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    I wondered what Road Scholar is like. Are there...

    I wondered what Road Scholar is like. Are there any rating systems for individual programs? How could you know ahead of time about the quality of the program?

    But good for you getting a full...
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    I agree with you. It can be a demotivating, but I...

    I agree with you. It can be a demotivating, but I don't get too worried about unmotivated people as long as they're happy not moving. We are so focused in this country on having to DO DO DO and EXCEL...
  7. Hmm.. according to Jeffrey Sachs (The End of...

    Hmm.. according to Jeffrey Sachs (The End of Poverty, The Price of Civilization), it would cost roughly that much for 20 years to end world poverty....
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    ANM, I hope the contract job works out OK. Sounds...

    ANM, I hope the contract job works out OK. Sounds like a rough commute, but often a "foot in the door" works out more long-term in one way or the other. My career in market research started out as a...
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    I agree--because the stuff is curated and then...

    I agree--because the stuff is curated and then I'm sure very heavily negotiated with the vendors for rock-bottom prices, things tend to disappear. We can probably feel confident that the Kirkland...
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    Yes, I agree!! UL did you ever find out what...

    Yes, I agree!! UL did you ever find out what happened, or what the story was?
  11. Great question.

    Great question.
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    Yeah, a cell phone is a tool. It's up to us to...

    Yeah, a cell phone is a tool. It's up to us to regulate its use. And it's true that the ability to text definitely comes in handy. I think about the time my MIL and I split up in a department store,...
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    I would support that initiative if it were under...

    I would support that initiative if it were under the auspices of and physically connected somehow to a health clinic/substance abuse clinic. I'm not thinking that this would be a case of you go to...
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    Gosh, SiouzQ, you have had an incredibly horrible...

    Gosh, SiouzQ, you have had an incredibly horrible year. I wish you continued strength as you push through, and better days ahead.
  15. Anyone know how to make fried green tomatoes? I...

    Anyone know how to make fried green tomatoes? I have a few green tomatoes I'd love to use.
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    That sounds like so much fun. I burnt out badly...

    That sounds like so much fun. I burnt out badly in the Halloween costume department after hand-making Halloween costumes for 4 kids x 16-18 years. Almost 80 costumes. It was fun while it lasted.
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    Boy, just shows you that nothing is certain....

    Boy, just shows you that nothing is certain. Imagine working for decades with the promise of a pension and then it evaporates. Golden handcuffs are sometimes just plain old handcuffs.
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    Wow!!! Big change! How are you feeling about that?

    Wow!!! Big change! How are you feeling about that?
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    I identify with that. Related to the...

    I identify with that.

    Related to the metaphor, we were at our most financially dysfunctional when we couldn't afford anything at Christmas time. We'd do our best with the kids. But for DH and I,...
  20. Thread: Man cold!

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    Now, man-pregnancy would be a whole different...

    Now, man-pregnancy would be a whole different experience that I would love to see.
  21. What was the best political move for her? To...

    What was the best political move for her? To defend herself and make a 5 minutes video to prove there's some truth to her claims, or just "consider the source" and move on? I'm not sure her video/DNA...
  22. Thread: Bylaws

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    Can I send you mine? :) We're just creating...

    Can I send you mine? :)

    We're just creating our bylaws for the our lakeshore restoration association. Our deadline is November 5, because that's when the township select board meets and we want...
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    https://gizmodo.com/the-11-best-tiny-houses-you-ca...

    https://gizmodo.com/the-11-best-tiny-houses-you-can-buy-on-amazon-1819377589
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    I saw his interview on Face the Nation yesterday,...

    I saw his interview on Face the Nation yesterday, and the book interests me as well. If you get it first, pinkytoe, let us know how it is.
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    Haha.. I used to give my kids the Sears catalog...

    Haha.. I used to give my kids the Sears catalog and I would tell them to look through it and pick out things they'd like "Santa" to bring. So I left them with the catalog, but then I heard a strange...
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