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    Apparently there is a qualification to the Darwin...

    Apparently there is a qualification to the Darwin ball's description: "the home of a the largest Twine Ball in the World made by one man, Francis A. Johnson."

    Apparently Johnson created the ball...
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    This. Around this time a year ago we were...

    This. Around this time a year ago we were quarantining our mail and bleaching our canned goods. We have a lot left to learn.
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    Well, then I still have time to wish you good...

    Well, then I still have time to wish you good luck, Tradd. Go get 'em.
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    ... and my knees would be poppin' and lockin' as...

    ... and my knees would be poppin' and lockin' as I went up and down the stairs! My brain loves this idea (especially with a view at the top); my knees say something else.
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    We're doing some big updates to our house this...

    We're doing some big updates to our house this year, so there won't be money for big travel. I'd also like to give the current vaccines a little longer to see how they handle new variants of the...
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    At least it passed. A bit of good news in that...

    At least it passed. A bit of good news in that car's timeline.
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    tbh with that additional information it almost...

    tbh with that additional information it almost looks like he's setting you up to fail and force either termination or your resignation. Hate to say it, but he is being an a-hole.
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    Ground beef, done "Eye-talian style" on black...

    Ground beef, done "Eye-talian style" on black soybean (low-carb) pasta. Tonight we have grandchild #2 with us, so probably chicken wings -- unless this week we don't like chicken. ;)
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    The Mall is ... "interesting", as Minnesotans...

    The Mall is ... "interesting", as Minnesotans say.

    I'm surprised to see so many of you have been there at least once. I'm used to thinking of it as a tourist attraction for very specific tourists...
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    Boss apparently seems to feel that situation is...

    Boss apparently seems to feel that situation is correcting/has corrected itself.
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    There are bigger crimes! :) We don't all sound...

    There are bigger crimes! :) We don't all sound like the people in the movie "Fargo", however.


    It is a nice museum and it is entertaining. But to listen to the Hormel folks, :spam: singlehandedly...
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    Last night marks the first time in maybe ten...

    Last night marks the first time in maybe ten years that DW cooked original meals two nights in a row. Not, as they say, that there's anything wrong with that. A beef roast done up like a stew minus...
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    That's how I took this. Tradd's description of...

    That's how I took this. Tradd's description of her boss and the company makes it pretty clear this is his baby and has been for some time, and he has had to accommodate a lot to let someone else in...
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    That was my take on it, too: it was the best...

    That was my take on it, too: it was the best crappy feeling I've ever had, knowing that it indicated the vaccine was working. I may have posted upthread, but the side effects of the second Moderna...
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    Someone I know (more than an acquaintance; not...

    Someone I know (more than an acquaintance; not quite a close friend) creates these, typically as popups (that is, not intended to be permanent installations). I'm a big fan of walking meditation, but...
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    Fun in Minnesota... I think it depends on...

    Fun in Minnesota...

    I think it depends on whether you were born here. People who move here find certain things much funnier than born-and-bred Minnesotans do. Howard Mohr's book, "How To Talk...
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    Ha! Thirty years ago I worked at an airline,...

    Ha!

    Thirty years ago I worked at an airline, so we could fly for cheap often, and we visited Seattle often. One of my favorite cities. But we had the most incredible string of good luck whenever...
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    It's DW and me and our DS/DSiL and the three...

    It's DW and me and our DS/DSiL and the three grandchildren. We've been assured that the revolving door on their house from earlier in the pandemic has been replaced and that nobody gets through the...
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    That would be mine as well. Or take a picture of...

    That would be mine as well. Or take a picture of your signature on a piece of paper, close up so there's not lots of white space, and then place that picture in an appropriate location. <== which is...
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    Welcome! So are you an RN? We have one or two...

    Welcome! So are you an RN? We have one or two (that I know of) on the forum (and my sister, who is not on the forum, is an RN).

    My experience with kids and dogs is that very little about them...
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    Appreciate the update, Chicken lady. Maybe one of...

    Appreciate the update, Chicken lady. Maybe one of the silver linings of this pandemic has been the ability to step back a little and view our old normal with a different perspective -- and have the...
  22. Thanks, rosa. Want to give credit where credit is...

    Thanks, rosa. Want to give credit where credit is due. My friend doesn't strike me as as Ramsey acolyte, but when the man's right, he's right.
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    @Tybee, it means a post that has has more replies to it than likes; generally indicating disagreement/contention among the participants in the discussion; the ratio of "likes" to "dislikes."
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    I may have mentioned this here though I did it several years ago; I found a bunch of ribbons (like county fair ribbons) awarding people for surviving "meetings that should have been an email". I...
  25. That happens a lot on the technical track at...

    That happens a lot on the technical track at companies that aren't purely technical (that is, when IT, pure engineering, or research is not how the company makes its money). There are only so many...
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