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    I feel the same way. I feel claustrophobic when...

    I feel the same way. I feel claustrophobic when listening to an audiobook sometimes, but I have three exceptions:

    In a car in a long trip I enjoy podcasts or audiobooks.

    At night, I've gotten...
  2. ROFLMAO!!! Good one, IL!!

    ROFLMAO!!! Good one, IL!!
  3. hahaha!! Maybe a Freudian slip... I've struggled...

    hahaha!! Maybe a Freudian slip... I've struggled with my own FI path...
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    This is interesting! I didn't know there was a...

    This is interesting! I didn't know there was a 3/4 size bed, but it does address the issue I've had with the futon I bought when we moved into this house. It's bigger than a twin but apparently...
  5. I'm surprised that GeorgeParker was attacked for...

    I'm surprised that GeorgeParker was attacked for simply saying that some people can be accused of lack of ambition if they they don't work to pursue goals that are worthy of them. Our own raison...
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    Oh, I'm not going to be picky, that's for sure.

    Oh, I'm not going to be picky, that's for sure.
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    March 1 DH and I can make our appointment. I am...

    March 1 DH and I can make our appointment. I am kind of hoping that we get the J&J one, but OTOH, did I hear that it's slightly less effective than the Pfizer/Moderna? 72% v 98%?
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    That is so cool!! It will be a stunner.

    That is so cool!! It will be a stunner.
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    I agree with rosa. I think grey would be really...

    I agree with rosa. I think grey would be really nice. IL suggested lacquer, which I could see, but also, have you considered chalk paint? I have an old mission-style desk that is bringing too much...
  10. Thank you for that, rosa. It was just a case of...

    Thank you for that, rosa. It was just a case of "necessity is the mother of invention." It's amazing how "ambitious" you can be when you've had a few years of shaking out the sofa cushions for the...
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    I think COVID, which is a present reality being...

    I think COVID, which is a present reality being conjoined with potential hardships due to the future implications of climate change have forced me to really think about what's wise in terms of...
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    I agree--it reminds me of the Fountainhead where...

    I agree--it reminds me of the Fountainhead where Rand casts the ambitious, self-serving people as gods and the people in the helping professions as weak and banal. I hated that caricaturization. ...
  13. My millennial daughter was ranting about how she...

    My millennial daughter was ranting about how she thinks her peers are a bunch of babies. She isn't a workaholic, but she is responsible and works really hard at her job, and understands that that's...
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    That's right... I think most people would prefer...

    That's right... I think most people would prefer to go the route whereby they don't have to ask others to do them a favor.
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    My neighbor pointed out to us yesterday that one...

    My neighbor pointed out to us yesterday that one of our fruit trees is budding. ??? After a week of Vermont weather in the low teens?? And 17mph North wind coming off the lake? Is the snow glare...
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    Yes, that is so nice of you, Tradd. I'm sure it...

    Yes, that is so nice of you, Tradd. I'm sure it was much appreciated.

    When it comes to the inability for IL's do-gooder friends to find people to shop for, it clearly didn't fill a need for...
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    I'm having a hard time distinguishing between "modest" goals and "reasonable" goals.

    Since we're talking about finances (as opposed to other goals), what are modest goals? I think of "buying a...
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    Beautiful, Kay! I like them both, but the heart...

    Beautiful, Kay! I like them both, but the heart one is so pretty!
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    For me it adds data to the answer to my burning...

    For me it adds data to the answer to my burning question about earth-ceptionalism... If we are only one planet in a whole galaxy, and maybe others, that has met all the requirements for evolving life...
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    I saw that on TV last week as well, oldhat! It...

    I saw that on TV last week as well, oldhat! It was amazing--I can't wrap my mind around how all that happens. It was so exciting being "in the room" with them at the point of the successful landing....
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    I read in the NYTimes (I think) that an example...

    I read in the NYTimes (I think) that an example of this weird way of charging for electricity has resulted in one Texan on a fixed income having to wipe out his savings to pay a $16k electric bill...
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    Thank God for Sundays off!! Yes, I recall that...

    Thank God for Sundays off!! Yes, I recall that you are correct in terms of the rules. When I was a kid, the lightweights would give up candy but the real Lenten heroes gave up TV. I still take it as...
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    I love wood ash to clean the glass on my wood...

    I love wood ash to clean the glass on my wood stove--it works like magic! This article mentions it as a silver cleaner, too.

    https://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers-solutions/least-10-uses-wood-ash
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    I'm also in the "leave it alone" club, for the...

    I'm also in the "leave it alone" club, for the reasons you mention. I'm glad that a) the neighbors aren't here in the winter to complain, and b) it's all covered with snow most of the time anyway. ...
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    Wow... I've seen smaller versions of that, but...

    Wow... I've seen smaller versions of that, but that picture is incredible!! How do that do that without risking the whole infrastructure?? But I'm glad they moved it rather than demolishing it.
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