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  1. Yeah, it's funny how hard wire coat hangers are...

    Yeah, it's funny how hard wire coat hangers are to find anymore. I haven't seen one for ages and I don't have any in my closet. I mean I don't really like them, but they have their uses. Used to be...
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    Yep, I go with this. I have a cellphone. It's...

    Yep, I go with this. I have a cellphone. It's nice that it takes pictures, and texting is convenient for quick communication. Other than that, I can take it or leave it. When I work, I leave it in my...
  3. Thread: The Draggies

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    It must be something about the transition from...

    It must be something about the transition from long to short days, because the incredible fatigue and sleepiness is gone now. Seems like it's confined to November and doesn't carry into Decemeber...
  4. I agree that most preppers seem to assume access...

    I agree that most preppers seem to assume access to certain things, like storage and the outdoors, but it does sound like you are creatively thinking about it.

    For a while I got up to about two...
  5. Thread: Food and elitism

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    Elitism is a good word for it. Long ago are the...

    Elitism is a good word for it. Long ago are the times where people had to worry about food. Picking up perfectly good food off the street is somehow unheard of. The "Mexicans" are more in touch with...
  6. Thread: The Draggies

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    True, true! Although I stay away from holiday...

    True, true! Although I stay away from holiday activities, and the day's don't start to lengthen till after around the 21st. I doubt longer than right now.
  7. Thread: The Draggies

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    Now I'm feeling less sleepy. But more inflamed. ...

    Now I'm feeling less sleepy. But more inflamed. More joint pain. Going back to drinking Rooibos tea which actually seems to help some.
  8. Thread: The Draggies

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    Yes, but it gets better in late December. I don't...

    Yes, but it gets better in late December. I don't think that's typical of SAD. So, I acclimate. Just wondering what I can do in November to keep it from being so difficult.
  9. Thread: The Draggies

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    I actually like winter. I wish my house was...

    I actually like winter. I wish my house was warmer, but I like winter. I don't pine for summer. But it seems very hard to acclimate. By the time the shortest days arrive I seem to be getting over...
  10. Thread: The Draggies

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    The Draggies

    Seems like every year around this time, I get hit by "The draggies." I get VERY tired. Very lethargic, very low energy. Nothing helps. Not coffee, not vitamin D or B or anything I know of. I just...
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    One reason I don't take PTO given to me, is a...

    One reason I don't take PTO given to me, is a work ethic. The PTO is only two or three days and I usually can't 'take' it, and accomplish my work quota too.
  12. Thread: Vote!

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    I sure love the mail/drop off ballots here in...

    I sure love the mail/drop off ballots here in Oregon
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    Fun!

    Fun!
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    Casual urban cyclist

    I like to cycle to work. For fitness and economy. But I'm not a cyclist in the feverish definition. I don't invest in special gear or clothes. I ride an old Schwinn upright Tourist model with a...
  15. Thread: No 'Poo

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    I have long hair. If I only use water, it isn't...

    I have long hair. If I only use water, it isn't too great. I like it when my hair feels light and clean. And water alone doesn't remove sebum build up and that itches. It's the main reason for...
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    For me it's not about investing. I can get bags....

    For me it's not about investing. I can get bags. I just forget them. The only time I don't is when I shop at the one store that doesn't supply them. A ban is the only way I'll ever get in the habit!...
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    Maybe just a few packs. I hate seeing them not...

    Maybe just a few packs. I hate seeing them not being used.
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    For myself, I think money is a better long term...

    For myself, I think money is a better long term hedge. For a 3 week power outage, now there's a goal to start with. I don't eat hardly any canned food. But I have about a weeks worth, and maybe a...
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    costco sausages...or any sausages

    I'm always enticed by Costco sausages....chicken and apple, Kale and chicken and what not...but they never as exciting or satisfying as what I feel I might get. Maybe, I just don't like that type of...
  20. No menu here. I only cook for myself, but I did...

    No menu here. I only cook for myself, but I did make some chili. Not a great chili maker, but yeah, in the mood for warm food. Today, crockpot spaghetti sauce, but my crockpot...even on low, by the...
  21. Don't forget to add that your device is a...

    Don't forget to add that your device is a personal tracker, that is capable of feeding information about your whereabouts, your spending habits, your personal habits, what you read, where, eat, buy,...
  22. Or maybe just a hater thread.

    Or maybe just a hater thread.
  23. Did not know there was a speech "accent" or style...

    Did not know there was a speech "accent" or style for Seattle.
  24. Thread: Eggs

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    I eat a lot of eggs. But I dont' grow them. I...

    I eat a lot of eggs. But I dont' grow them. I don't buy organic or go to any of the roadside stands to pick them up. I get the cheap, cage chicken eggs at the grocery store.
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    My standby beans are pintos. Ranchero, refried,...

    My standby beans are pintos. Ranchero, refried, or campaneros style beans. But, this week I made a pot of lentil, vegetable soup to take this week for lunches at work.
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