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  1. Thread: Microwaves

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    Honestly, we only use it for making microwave...

    Honestly, we only use it for making microwave popcorn (rarely these days as eating popcorn now aggravates our teeth and gums) and for steaming individual ears of corn during corn season. I don't...
  2. Thread: Microwaves

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    Honestly, the only times I'm glad to have one are...

    Honestly, the only times I'm glad to have one are when making microwave popcorn (rarely these days as eating popcorn now aggravates my teeth and gums) and for steaming individual ears of corn during...
  3. Thread: How to be happy

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    Love this! Thanks, oldhat.

    Love this! Thanks, oldhat.
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    Watched a few movies over the weekend with a HBO...

    Watched a few movies over the weekend with a HBO free trial and was disappointed with most of them but I did enjoy The Tale and The Mule. Ha, just saw that I obviously like simple titles! The Tale...
  5. Thread: Nature

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    Hiking is the best! Having access to so many...

    Hiking is the best! Having access to so many beautiful options here in the Bay Area tempers the high cost of living. One of my greatest joys is taking children hiking, especially in woodsy and...
  6. Thread: Mattress Buying

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    Thanks everyone. I took off my mattress cover to...

    Thanks everyone. I took off my mattress cover to see if I could find which model I have, and to wash the cover, and found out I don't have a Beautyrest at all! I have a Serta; it's my pillows that...
  7. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    There was a wonderful 7 yo. German Shepard dog at...

    There was a wonderful 7 yo. German Shepard dog at our shelter and I just kept wanting to bring him home. He was such a sweet and mellow guy, and thin from neglect and malnutrition from his previous...
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    Steve - Add me to the list of people who are very...

    Steve - Add me to the list of people who are very happy that you made it out of the dark place. I'm grateful that you are alive on this planet. You make it a better place. And I'm sorry that you...
  9. Thread: Mattress Buying

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    Hmmm... the most worrisome aspect for me is the...

    Hmmm... the most worrisome aspect for me is the heat issue. A friend said that she switched from a water bed to a non-water bed and that it "sleeps hot" and I didn't know what she meant, but I'm now...
  10. Thread: Mattress Buying

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    Mattress Buying

    Since you guys were so awesome in helping me buy my car - which I love! - I'm going to pick the collective brain on mattresses.

    I have a 10-yo Beautyrest that I really like, it's still in great...
  11. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    The stock I sold last week has gone up almost 3%....

    The stock I sold last week has gone up almost 3%. That's over $4,000 I missed out on. Reminding myself that it's also $4,000 I could have lost. #don'tbegreedy
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    razz - your post reminded me of this: You Were...

    razz - your post reminded me of this:

    You Were Made For This
    Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the...
  13. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    Let's see, we'll need about $5k in the next 1-2...

    Let's see, we'll need about $5k in the next 1-2 months for taxes on a 401k/IRA conversion and a large purchase I just made. Then, in about 1 year, DH might do an unpaid internship (he's switching...
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    I did try the baking soda, put some on a saucer...

    I did try the baking soda, put some on a saucer and it helped but didn't get rid of the smell altogether. And then I got to the point where I had been eating the soup long enough that I got tired of...
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    My condolences to you! I have a number of food...

    My condolences to you! I have a number of food allergies as well and it sucks sometimes. Over time I'm finding good replacements and it doesn't feel as depressing as it did when I found out.

    I...
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    Yeah, Laura Dern has a certain quirkiness that...

    Yeah, Laura Dern has a certain quirkiness that might be a little annoying in certain roles. I think that same quirkiness is what made her so great in Enlightened. I was sad when the show ended.
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    Same. I also like to cook in batch and the cast...

    Same. I also like to cook in batch and the cast iron wouldn't be big enough, or if it was the weight would be huge. You can get a Lodge cast iron pan at Hispanic markets pretty cheap if you want to...
  18. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    I just sold a big chunk of stock to harvest the...

    I just sold a big chunk of stock to harvest the profits. It was hard to do it since I might miss out on more gains and this particular stock has been performing exceptionally well, but we'll be...
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    These aren't movers though, they are delivery...

    These aren't movers though, they are delivery people.

    I think it's easy to forget that manual labor is hard work and often underpaid and get focused on "what am I getting out of it?" and "how...
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    I especially liked the guy who said that he was...

    I especially liked the guy who said that he was annoyed until he saw how happy his tip made the workers.
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    Thanks Catherine! That was very helpful. I...

    Thanks Catherine! That was very helpful. I better make sure to have some cash on hand.
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    Do you tip for furniture delivery?

    I've ordered a large sectional couch (will come in 6 large boxes) with 'white glove' delivery included in the price. That includes assembly (the separate parts attach together with metal hooks) and...
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    Awesome! I hold the chocolate in my other hand. ...

    Awesome! I hold the chocolate in my other hand. :D
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    The furbabies have been wearing sweaters. So...

    The furbabies have been wearing sweaters. So cute. And I realized why I never make it to the physical room. Too busy watching the furbabies sleep and play. Who has time to clean bathrooms when...
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    Ok, I just saw a mention of Dolemite Is My Name...

    Ok, I just saw a mention of Dolemite Is My Name and I remembered how much I liked that one. I'm an Eddie Murphy fan.
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