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    A topic dear to my heart! We have a large fridge...

    A topic dear to my heart! We have a large fridge and a humongous chest freezer, and for us that actually helps us cut food waste. Especially after our son left home and there are only two of us. We...
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    I'm sorry to hear this, shootingstar. I hope...

    I'm sorry to hear this, shootingstar. I hope things work out for you.
  3. Thread: Training Shoes?

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    I don't really do much of that type of training,...

    I don't really do much of that type of training, but I was wondering about a similar type of shoe recently when I took up dance (jazz) classes again. I actually went and bought "dance sneakers" that...
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    I'd also try adding some strength training to...

    I'd also try adding some strength training to your regular exercise. It boosts testosterone levels (not in any amount that is worrisome :-) which is a factor in energy levels. Besides, it's fun, and...
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    I used to be a bad swimmer, in the sense that i...

    I used to be a bad swimmer, in the sense that i could swim fine, but I was tense and anxious, used a lot of energy, didn't want my face in the water, and was mildly afraid of deep water. I even took...
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    Red, I loved it. Beautiful sound. Spotless guitar...

    Red, I loved it. Beautiful sound. Spotless guitar playing. Nicely mixed, I couldn't hear the lyrics clearly but your singing is really good.

    I'm not brave enough to post a link publicly because...
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    Oh my goodness! Red! I'm "never" here anymore,...

    Oh my goodness! Red! I'm "never" here anymore, but happened to see this. I've taken up guitar too, since our son left the nest, and I'm having a blast :-D I have my hands full just trying to learn...
  8. Thread: optimism

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    I agree with salsabike here. I'm not here much...

    I agree with salsabike here. I'm not here much these days, but I've noticed and appreciated your mindful and positive view of the world at all times. I'm sorry to hear that you have this added...
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    Yep, based on a similar overview I've started...

    Yep, based on a similar overview I've started following Wall Street Journal and The Hill. Both to balance out my own bias (and that of all my friends), but also in an effort to understand more. The...
  10. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Sounds like you're all set up to come work with...

    Sounds like you're all set up to come work with me :-) This is what I do. In honesty though, I don't think it's particularly easy getting a work permit here, and last time we had an opening we were...
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    Fantastic, Rebecca, what lovely news :-) I'm very...

    Fantastic, Rebecca, what lovely news :-) I'm very happy for you!
  12. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Yup, some people just are "heel strikers" and...

    Yup, some people just are "heel strikers" and have naturally noisy footsteps. This was brought forcibly to my attention when our son had his girlfriend over to visit. She is tall and strong, and has...
  13. Thread: Dear So and So

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    Bwa-ha-haa! Sorry, Pax, but that was pretty...

    Bwa-ha-haa! Sorry, Pax, but that was pretty funny... :-D
  14. Thread: Dear So and So

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    Sorry, as usual I was generalizing too much :-) I...

    Sorry, as usual I was generalizing too much :-) I didn't actually mean to say that everybody has to belong to a group. I was thinking specifically about this one person, and musing over the...
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    I was thinking about this topic this weekend,...

    I was thinking about this topic this weekend, because I was arranging a birthday party for a family member who is a self-professed hermit... It was a bit of challenge, not least because she makes...
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    Why would anyone want to see mugshots in their...

    Why would anyone want to see mugshots in their daily paper, unless they're really dangerous people at loose?? What an absurd and cruel idea. Wishing you the best with your move, Pax. I truly believe...
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    Thanks :-) He came home sometime late that night,...

    Thanks :-) He came home sometime late that night, after crawling past the Royal Castle in the big parade, among other things. The russ traditions are pretty weird.
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    Here's to Norman and syttende mai and flags and...

    Here's to Norman and syttende mai and flags and music and kids in bunad and too much icecream and russ who have been partying for three weeks straight, one of them my son whom I hope will come home...
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    Thank you! I hope to make this work. If there's...

    Thank you! I hope to make this work. If there's not enough interest or need right here there's a school just down the street where I could post a sign.
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    Rebecca, that poem was very beautiful. It was...

    Rebecca, that poem was very beautiful. It was nice to see acknowledgement of some of the harsher sides of parenthood too. Parenthood is many things, but always carries emotion.
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    Yup. At choir practice last week we were doing...

    Yup. At choir practice last week we were doing warm up exercises, and our 28 yr old conductor wanted us to sing "the Jello song, you know, the advertising jingle for Jello" (well, the norwegian...
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    Volunteering as a local mechanic?

    I'm considering volunteering as a mechanic/bike helper in my area. Has anyone here experience from something similar?

    I see badly kept bikes all the time, especially kid's bikes, and it makes my...
  23. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Yup, washing bedlinens (or clothes) without a...

    Yup, washing bedlinens (or clothes) without a dryer. We've never had one, but have always had a rack of damp something hanging around :-D Now we have a house big enough that it's not in the way, but...
  24. Oh and for us math nerds, this one is a beaut: ...

    Oh and for us math nerds, this one is a beaut:

    http://singletrackworld.com/2016/04/oneup-unleashes-optimum-prime/
  25. And a couple of hours later, you can wrap it up...

    And a couple of hours later, you can wrap it up with this one ;-)

    https://youtu.be/vRlBtabKRFM
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