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    With the right job (literary translator, editor,...

    With the right job (literary translator, editor, or similar) and the ability to work from home and not spend half again as much time commuting as I did at work, I would have been OK . Now, there are...
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    When you trade huge blocks of your life for...

    When you trade huge blocks of your life for enough money to buy food and pay for a roof over your head, you can't be blamed for feeling resentful about it, but it's your lot to feign enthusiasm for...
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    If I went by those women's magazine...

    If I went by those women's magazine questionnaires, I'd probably already be dead. Averaging my parents' lifespan, I come up with 87. If I had a choice, I'd choose immortality, but we haven't got...
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    At some point, he is going to have to live in a...

    At some point, he is going to have to live in a world that won't accommodate his anxiety/OCD, so he either needs to work harder on conquering those conditions (is the counselor really helping with...
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    I generally got the jobs I interviewed for, but I...

    I generally got the jobs I interviewed for, but I had a phone interview with Microsoft where I couldn't even begin to evince an interest in whatever obscure product they were involved with. It was a...
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    I fervently hope I lose interest in life just...

    I fervently hope I lose interest in life just before I die--I'd hate to leave wanting more.
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    This conversation is giving me flashbacks to the...

    This conversation is giving me flashbacks to the awfulness of working for a living and dancing at the end of someone else's puppet strings.
    Next life, trust fund.
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    That must be a huge relief!

    That must be a huge relief!
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    Skills don't matter much if you know the right...

    Skills don't matter much if you know the right people.
  10. Thread: Boxabl homes

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    Not to mention it's about a block from the I-5...

    Not to mention it's about a block from the I-5 freeway. The noise and pollution must be outstanding.
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    I can't have enough pockets--capacious ones,...

    I can't have enough pockets--capacious ones, preferably. I'd have pockets in my underwear if they made those.
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    I feel very grumbly lately. Everything is...

    I feel very grumbly lately. Everything is struggle and frustration, it seems. Maybe the coming sunshine will cure my malaise. >:(
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    Everything old is new again--Jim Crow, fascism,...

    Everything old is new again--Jim Crow, fascism, the robber barons, keep reappearing like noxious weeds and have to be beaten back, apparently.
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    I like that a lot; the HOA fee is reasonable, IMO.

    I like that a lot; the HOA fee is reasonable, IMO.
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    https://60586thavenuene.coldwellbankerbain.com/?sh...

    https://60586thavenuene.coldwellbankerbain.com/?showmhf=1&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=card1&utm_campaign=newlisting&awzid=e340971afd30c5ebe1f670cd90f07cad&fbclid=IwAR0FQWKwZgatrY...
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    Lord knows I'm trying. I submitted a form for the...

    Lord knows I'm trying. I submitted a form for the at-home vaccine visit maybe two weeks ago. I've heard nothing. I've decided J&J is the way to go. Safeway says they have it on one site, but not the...
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    Again, I really wish small houses--~1000 sq....

    Again, I really wish small houses--~1000 sq. feet--were easier to find. More variety in general, please.
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    Without statues, this wouldn't have happened: ...

    Without statues, this wouldn't have happened:

    https://ebth-com-production.imgix.net/2015/03/01/18/47/25/459/DSCN4454.jpg?ixlib=rb-3.1.0&w=1400&h=2100&fit=max&crop=&auto=format

    They can melt...
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    A romaine salad with Javanese dressing, tomatoes,...

    A romaine salad with Javanese dressing, tomatoes, garlic, and green onions. Iced coffee with cashew milk and protein powder.
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    That's exactly what happened to me with my...

    That's exactly what happened to me with my grandmother's ring. My rapacious relatives tried to make off with it until my mother produced the card. Now I wish the RR had won because I have to give it...
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    I wish him the best possible luck--with his job...

    I wish him the best possible luck--with his job record, he surely deserves it.
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    Companies used to routinely train their...

    Companies used to routinely train their employees--imagine that!
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    Not for dinner, but might I say...I highly...

    Not for dinner, but might I say...I highly recommend Blue Diamond nut crackers, particularly the almond-sesame variety. I had them with truffle cheese today. I'm making a meat loaf later on, probably...
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    "To serve man," indeed! Going underground to...

    "To serve man," indeed!

    Going underground to survive has been a pretty popular alternative, if the number of existing cities is any clue.
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    Unless they were interested in fresh slaves or a...

    Unless they were interested in fresh slaves or a food source. We seem to spread mayhem wherever we go, so planetary brothers, beware.
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