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    I usually run my a/c at 78 degrees, so kib, it's...

    I usually run my a/c at 78 degrees, so kib, it's funny to see your a/c set at around 85 because last week when I came home from work and found that it was 85 degrees I knew something was wrong! The...
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    Rob - that was the first word I thought of too -...

    Rob - that was the first word I thought of too - "Wow"! Very exciting day. No more "civil unions." I liked what one commentator said, "It's about hearts, not parts." !
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    Does it count when you declutter your grown...

    Does it count when you declutter your grown offspring's stuff? He left the nest a few years ago now but left behind several boxes of papers and a big plastic box of miscellaneous. I had to see this...
  4. Wonderful news, lhamo. Good for you for...

    Wonderful news, lhamo. Good for you for persevering and getting your life in balance, and for your son's educational opportunity. You'll have to let us know how the transition goes.
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    Good going, TVRodriguez! wish we had a special...

    Good going, TVRodriguez! wish we had a special emoji for "I'm debt free" or "we burned the mortgage" :)
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    Awakenedsoul, sad news about your mother. I hope...

    Awakenedsoul, sad news about your mother. I hope you and the rest of your family are coping okay, but if you feel the need to process it here online you are very welcome. Many of us here have been...
  7. Wow, profnot, that all added up to a big...

    Wow, profnot, that all added up to a big lifestyle change. Please continue to post after your move to Europe, would be very interesting to see how you like it there.
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    Are they oblivious, or deliberately rude? I...

    Are they oblivious, or deliberately rude? I encountered yet another person in a public space who either doesn't see, or pretends not to see, that there are others waiting.

    This time it was in...
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    I know in Roz Chast's book about dealing with her...

    I know in Roz Chast's book about dealing with her elderly parents, she found, to her surprise, that her recalcitrant parents really opened up to a financial expert that she hired. Somehow they would...
  10. So in the same vein as this thread, let's start...

    So in the same vein as this thread, let's start one titled "Good News for Republicans." We can state that all Republicans are happy over the news of the VP's son Beau Biden's death because all...
  11. Pointing out illegal behavior by those who wear a...

    Pointing out illegal behavior by those who wear a badge is not "undermining all" of those people. It is making the streets safer. Aren't there statistics saying that when police wear body cameras...
  12. Thread: Book reviews

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    Finished "The Blue Tattoo, The Life of Olive...

    Finished "The Blue Tattoo, The Life of Olive Oatman" by Margot Mifflin. From the summary on the back of the book: "In 1851 Olive Oatman was a 13 year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion with her...
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    Saw the documentary "Iris" about Iris Apfel,...

    Saw the documentary "Iris" about Iris Apfel, fashion icon, interior designer, fabric expert. She is in her 90s and still quite lively. Inspiring as to trying all kinds of different styles and...
  14. Another thing about moisturizer, especially for...

    Another thing about moisturizer, especially for us in sunny climes, is that these days many brands contain some SPF value. I use Eucerin which has an SPF of 15, which I know is not sufficient for...
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    I agree that even if Mr. Engineer gets his name...

    I agree that even if Mr. Engineer gets his name on the patent, and maybe a little bonus, the patent typically belongs to the company. So because of that, it benefits everyone who works there.
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    Agree with Tammy. Also have to add that as a...

    Agree with Tammy.
    Also have to add that as a one-person household, I'd love the idea of temporarily letting someone else "drive" so to speak. Pay the bills, take out the trash, organize the...
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    Was reminded of this thread when I did a...

    Was reminded of this thread when I did a volunteer stint at the local Food Bank distribution center yesterday. Was with a group who were sorting the donated food items. We were told that we had to...
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    Just tell them it's good luck to get some rain on...

    Just tell them it's good luck to get some rain on your wedding day.
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    TxZen, thanks for telling us, it's always very...

    TxZen, thanks for telling us, it's always very inspiring to hear these stories. Great achievement!
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    SiouzQ - I believe here in AZ you can get at...

    SiouzQ - I believe here in AZ you can get at least one postponement requested granted fairly easily and it doesn't have to be an elaborate reason. They just rotate your name to a later date. Hope...
  21. Thread: Baltimorei

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    Sad to think that the victims of rapists and...

    Sad to think that the victims of rapists and molesters, who never saw justice from those paid to serve and protect, are today's fodder for comedic posts.

    But, once again, I'd like to reiterate the...
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    Sheriff Joe is famous for going after his critics...

    Sheriff Joe is famous for going after his critics - http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2015/05/08/sheriff-joe-arpaio-legal-fate-hinges-intent-civil-contempt/70993872/

    and we...
  23. Thread: Book reviews

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    Same here for the movie - Alan and gadder, did...

    Same here for the movie - Alan and gadder, did either of you see the movie? It's very stark, but since I didn't read the book don't know it if followed the story exactly.
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    Yes, those who vote in Maricopa County (not the...

    Yes, those who vote in Maricopa County (not the majority of those who live here, by any means) are more likely Republican than Democrat. And that means that even if Jesus came back as a Democrat, as...
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    Yes, I just saw that too. It seems to have...

    Yes, I just saw that too. It seems to have happened with the rise of these acrylic fake nails. Very troubling.
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