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  1. Thread: The Holidays

    by SteveinMN
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    One disappointment with the advance of TV...

    One disappointment with the advance of TV technology is that LCD/LED TVs give off nowhere near the warmth of the old cathode-ray-tube sets. :(
  2. Welcome back!

    Welcome back!
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    Same here. But I usually can pick around all the...

    Same here. But I usually can pick around all the carbohydrates lol. And I decided a long time ago that, in the interest of sociability and in the absence of overt issues (cats all over the kitchen...
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    I think they kind of go together. TT did not ask...

    I think they kind of go together. TT did not ask about eating out, but I figure that posting "I spend only $200 a month on groceries" without mentioning "But we spend $400 a month eating out"...
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    Good for you, NewGig!

    Good for you, NewGig!
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    Yeah. Something about dancing makes people want...

    Yeah. Something about dancing makes people want to eat....
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    SEE Finance says we spend about $600 a month for...

    SEE Finance says we spend about $600 a month for the two of us. That includes paper products, food we serve at parties, and items we bring to potlucks (about 3-4 of them a month). It does not include...
  8. Thread: Peleton Ad

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    Very timely and clever reaction on their part,...

    Very timely and clever reaction on their part, piggybacking on the Peloton ad. And good on Monica Ruiz (the actress) for making something more than gray hair out of the controversy.
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    Those are some positive outcomes! Good for you,...

    Those are some positive outcomes! Good for you, SQ!
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    My experience with men of that age (including...

    My experience with men of that age (including myself) is that they've been brought up in a world that values them largely in terms of the work they do. Sure, parenthood is revered, too, but not as...
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    Maybe it was too many years of doing telephone...

    Maybe it was too many years of doing telephone tech support but I loathe having to call people. If you're lucky, they're there and you can discuss the topic(s) at hand. If you're not, you get...
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    DW#1 and I visited Tokyo maybe 30 years ago (so...

    DW#1 and I visited Tokyo maybe 30 years ago (so no GPS and not even my current very rudimentary knowledge of Japanese) and managed to get lost walking late at night. Before we left, someone had...
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    I thought you got DH down to two jars of food and...

    I thought you got DH down to two jars of food and that he was finishing up that project??
  14. I was going to write that a "flip" phone...

    I was going to write that a "flip" phone (euphemized as a "feature" phone or "simple" phone, depending on the seller) might be the ticket for Jemima. The only issue might be the size of the screen...
  15. I suspect that notification is a sales tactic,...

    I suspect that notification is a sales tactic, kind of like the postcards you get from car dealers promising an unusually large trade in value on the car you bought from them 2-3 years earlier. They...
  16. When I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be an...

    When I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be an engineer (or something like it). Even when I fell into the computer field as a career, I could not have envisioned my last Corporate America job,...
  17. The $100 Walmart laptop does not hold a candle to...

    The $100 Walmart laptop does not hold a candle to the capabiity and quality of even a ten-year-old MacBook Pro. On the other hand, pcooley could buy a newer MacBook Pro for a few hundred dollars...
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    Me, too. Thank you, Alan, for all you do for this...

    Me, too. Thank you, Alan, for all you do for this site and for us.
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    I figure there are skills people used to have...

    I figure there are skills people used to have which are no longer necessary for everyone to have and common skills people have today about which folks from a couple of centuries ago would be...
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    Umm, yes? That's why I took the carcass. I need...

    Steve, don't you?[/QUOTE]
    Umm, yes? That's why I took the carcass. I need to check my freezer; I may have enough chicken bones in there to make soup today, though I'm a little short on anything to...
  21. People think Idiocracy...

    People think Idiocracy was fiction...
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    Happy Thanksgiving, all! DW and I enjoyed the...

    Happy Thanksgiving, all!

    DW and I enjoyed the Thanksgiving meal with her SiLs and mother and I enjoyed not being part of my family's observation of the event (long story; not getting into it...
  23. Thread: The Holidays

    by SteveinMN
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    I appreciate that, starting toward the end of...

    I appreciate that, starting toward the end of December -- just another four weeks from now -- the days will start getting longer. The environment here goes from Technicolor in late September or early...
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    'twas. Plenty of food, very little football, good...

    'twas. Plenty of food, very little football, good conversation, laughs. They should all be like this...


    I was offered the turkey carcass because people know I make soup from poultry bones. I...
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    Off to sister-in-law's house for a fairly typical...

    Off to sister-in-law's house for a fairly typical celebration. Our kids and grandkids will be with son-in-law's family elsewhere in the state but we will have DW's godchild and husband and their...
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