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    I'm actually very impressed with what my mother's...

    I'm actually very impressed with what my mother's town, mid atlantic community of about 20K people, has been doing. The churches take turns hosting the homeless, helping them get to jobs or...
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    I've been away from Drama involving upper class...

    I've been away from Drama involving upper class for so long I appreciated the prettiness; the architecture, the natural scenery, the pretty people. It made me wonder what my life might have been...
  3. Thread: Brisket Bafflement

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    Brisket Bafflement

    Ok, , after I don't know how long bailing ship, :|( - o-god-im-sorry, yes, it's a "thing" with me - I need you. Please? I bought a cow. Well not really, but I bought an 18 pound brisket, because my...
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    This question always fascinates me. I think I...

    This question always fascinates me. I think I could make $1,000 a month + health insurance a pleasant enough day-to-day budget, but the big stuff adds up scary fast. Replace some windows, put in a...
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    Do you ever wonder about the white shirts? Give...

    Do you ever wonder about the white shirts? Give me a nice white shirt and it will instantly develop a rosy bloom of spilled tomato sauce, a rip in the delicate lace, a pulled seam under the armpit. ...
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    This article posits a rather bizarre and self...

    This article posits a rather bizarre and self serving description of friendship, as if potential friends were an insensate lineup of menu items. I'll have one from column A and one from column B,...
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    This must be incredibly frustrating. I think you've hit the nail: dearly beloved needs to get a life of his own. By micromanaging you and your choices so he can be "closer", or "nice", he's actually...
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    Create a weekend job taking other people fishing....

    Create a weekend job taking other people fishing. :)
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    Complicated Estate Finances

    My father passed away last Sunday. He was a good man and he is loved and missed. My mother is in deep grief and not making too much sense; for the time being my feelings seem to be in limbo as I...
  10. Thread: well used things

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    (Featherweight Singer) I have one too, a 1958, it...

    (Featherweight Singer) I have one too, a 1958, it was given to me when I was 9 and I still use it more than 40 years later.
  11. Thread: Trashing stuff

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    My policy is very similar. Every six months...

    My policy is very similar. Every six months there is a "large item pickup" day where you can set anything out and the city will come haul it away, and the Pickers are out in full force for about a...
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    I'm finding that while our healthcare premium...

    I'm finding that while our healthcare premium isn't prohibitive, actually using the services can be ridiculous. I just had a "covered" elective/recommended outpatient procedure done with a $150...
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    Good job everyone! i got a new scale so it's...

    Good job everyone! i got a new scale so it's hard to tell what's going on, yesterday it seemed like it was weighing heavy, today like it's weighing light. Guess I'll just go with what it says ......
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    Well I picked up a new one that got good reviews...

    Well I picked up a new one that got good reviews online, not sure I love it, it won't work at all on the carpet and on a hard surface, ten weigh ins have given me four different weights. All within...
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    Good job, Kay! UL, I totally agree. we eat...

    Good job, Kay!

    UL, I totally agree. we eat out quite a lot, and one of my strategies beyond ordering things that are better for dieting is to bring a tupperware container and put a good...
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    Impressive weight gain!

    Well, my scale just told me that I have put on over 160 pounds - in two days. Be glad you're not me! :D

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a new scale? My biggest thing is that it's...
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    Race is next on my list, it looked extremely good.

    Race is next on my list, it looked extremely good.
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    I'm noticing not so much out and out rudeness as...

    I'm noticing not so much out and out rudeness as an attitude of "you're not cool enough for me to be nice to you." Maybe what I perceive as cold and uncommunicative is just the new norm. I had an...
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    I'm still at a loss to explain how Trump has come...

    I'm still at a loss to explain how Trump has come to be seen as a representative of the Little Man. My perception of him is an abusive, multibillionaire blowhard with absolutely nothing in common...
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    Wow storyteller, you're on a roll! I think I'm...

    Wow storyteller, you're on a roll! I think I'm back in the swing again, lost 1.5 this week after stalling out for a while.
  21. Thread: Chobani yogurt

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    On the rare occasions that I've purchased...

    On the rare occasions that I've purchased something that I think is absolutely gross, I've returned it to the store. I figure they can use some feedback on things that they really shouldn't be...
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    We have a second laptop computer and I've been...

    We have a second laptop computer and I've been playing videos on it so I don't slow down my main device. I have no problem with that, it's just background unless it's something interesting, but I...
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    Great job!

    Great job!
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    I've gotten a $25 amazon card about five days in....

    I've gotten a $25 amazon card about five days in. Surveys, playing video clips on my laptop and a few special offers for things I was buying anyway, like taxcut. I don't know if I can keep that up,...
  25. Thread: What's for dinner?

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    Salad and french onion soup with enough cheese to...

    Salad and french onion soup with enough cheese to provide all our protein requirement - and undoubtedly all our fat requirement as well.
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