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  1. uL, at a recent garden club meeting, someone came...

    uL, at a recent garden club meeting, someone came to the meeting clutching Marie Kondo’s book and said “I was hoping to hook up with someone here to talk about de cluttering!”

    Even though I had...
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    Really? Lie? Okay then.

    Really? Lie?

    Okay then.
  3. Yes, Hermann’s recycling bins for cardboard are...

    Yes, Hermann’s recycling bins for cardboard are open to the elements.

    This morning I quieried the recycling person in our city for confirmation of the wet cardboard idea.
    I only learned this...
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    Oh, my mom was proud that I was frugal and could...

    Oh, my mom was proud that I was frugal and could save money. She just liked to needle me now and then about my riches.
  5. To be fair, she is viewing it in the context of...

    To be fair, she is viewing it in the context of unkept beds. But I say, unkept bed is a separate issue from unpicked fruits.

    Last year we had a random goody dooby, not even a resident here, who...
  6. Ok, so here is another “political” thing. I will...

    Ok, so here is another “political” thing. I will term these things “micro politics” of the neighborhood.

    One new enthusiastic community garden member was yakking about waste in garden beds, “ food...
  7. Well, DH and I take the sorting of garbage...

    Well, DH and I take the sorting of garbage seriously. We have three large bins in our alley: garden green stuff, landfill stuff, bottle/cans/paper recycling and we sort carefully. We break down our...
  8. Micropolitics: Things that happen in our neighborhood

    Random things:

    I find myself embarrassed to put Cardboard that has been wet and is now dry in the landfill dumpster. This is where it should go. It should not go into recycle dumpster because once...
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    I am super dooper middle class with all of the...

    I am super dooper middle class with all of the cushion that implies. Have never claimed to be anything else.

    But I can save money like a MF and my parents were happy about that. My mother used to...
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    So amusing, I just stopped in on a break from...

    So amusing, I just stopped in on a break from working in the garden. I am on the internet to check weather forecast, will there be rain? Because otherwise I am gonna get out the Roundup and spray...
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    Are there really “plenty of good names” that can...

    Are there really “plenty of good names” that can escape all background scrutinty? I have my doubts.
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    Today I am on my 4th crockpot of tomatoes,...

    Today I am on my 4th crockpot of tomatoes, cooking them down into pasta sauce. The thing is reall really handy for that.

    It has been a good year for tomatoes.
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    It will not go anywhere.

    It will not go anywhere.
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    I remember applying for a credit card and being...

    I remember applying for a credit card and being turned down, back in the dayof the 1980’s, mainly because credit was hard to get. I was miffed about that because I was saving $250 a month which was...
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    I bake very very few desserts, and most are from...

    I bake very very few desserts, and most are from scratch. The scratch stuff is brownies, cherry dessert, cookies.

    The cherry dessert uses cherries from our tree, so thst is really scratch.
    ...
  16. I sense a lack of empathy and caring here.

    I sense a lack of empathy and caring here.
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    I hang out at thrift stores and have to severely...

    I hang out at thrift stores and have to severely curtail my “i might need that some day so I will buy it now” impulse. I go shopping for the specific flower show coming up (household wares) or the...
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    We wont itemize when we file. But I am guessing ...

    We wont itemize when we file. But I am guessing DH will continue with our protocol for identifying deductible expenses because 1) habit 2) what ifs as in what if the tax law,changes down the road.
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    Friday I walked my cart through aisles of Hobby...

    Friday I walked my cart through aisles of Hobby Lobby, didnt buy anything, and left.

    So take THAT Hobby Lobby!

    It is just too big, too much plastic, too much tin decor crap, it is just too...
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    Ah, so I can eat at Chick fill a. Thanks! ...

    Ah, so I can eat at Chick fill a. Thanks!
    Actually I have never eaten there and probably will not take it up. Has nothing to do with speechifying of the CEO.
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    I read this title as “Morel Pizza dilemma” and...

    I read this title as “Morel Pizza dilemma” and immediately thought to myself “why is that a dilemma? Yes one should always have morel mushrooms on your pizza if you can get them! “

    Haha, No I am...
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    Online dating or hookups, beware

    In a recent thread UL mentioned online dating.


    I discovered something that was weird for you online daters. I wish I did not know it. Some of these hook up places don’t protect privacy.

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    Three year olds are a lot more fun than babies. :)

    Three year olds are a lot more fun than babies. :)
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    ...aaaaaaaand will come back to CO thinking “...

    ...aaaaaaaand will come back to CO thinking “ praise the Lord I dont have to deal with that chaos and mess.”


    oh, wait— those are the thoughts of Iris Lily who is NOT The Baby Whisperer.
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    I was just not inspired. I waited until the last...

    I was just not inspired. I waited until the last minute for all of them, waiting for inspiration that never came. It was not the number of entries ( 7 is a lot, most people take 2) because for the...
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