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Since: Feb 08

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#80605 Feb 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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HA!!!! I have had "redheadwglasses" as an online screen name for over 15 years, so yeah, I identify with it!
I think we've been Bear and Moon since we had America Online through phone connection and Windows 3 point-something.'93? 94?
Yeah. We do too.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#80606 Feb 17, 2013
Honey Boo Boo

I think I can actually feel my brain cells dying.

Since: Jan 10

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#80607 Feb 17, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Since my kids basically picked my name, I totally identify with it.
And if you'll recall, you did answer to PEllen when we met for lunch.
If I say her name out loud like to nick, I say P-Ellen.

Since: Jan 10

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#80608 Feb 17, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Miami (#3) beat Clemson (unranked) 45-43 tonight.
Can we say overrated? Or maybe I'm just bitter.
Wait that's a basketball score? Seems more like a good football game.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#80609 Feb 17, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Down to 46!
???
j_m_w wrote:
And a word to the wise... Nuking milk for 2 minute is more than enough.
Ice cold milk is nectr from God himself. Why ruin it with heat?

Since: Jan 10

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#80610 Feb 17, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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???
<quoted text>Ice cold milk is nectr from God himself. Why ruin it with heat?
Wish I could say the same. Lactose intolerant, wouldn't take a bottle after age 10 months. So milk is gross to me. I assume your bys lve it?

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#80611 Feb 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>Wait that's a basketball score? Seems more like a good football game.
Exactly.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#80612 Feb 17, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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j_m_w wrote, "
And a word to the wise... Nuking milk for 2 minute is more than enough."

Ice cold milk is nectr from God himself. Why ruin it with heat?
To make hot chocolate.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80613 Feb 17, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Pearl Jam
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-Porch (preferably a live version, like at Pink Pop
-Yellow Ledbetter
-State of Love and Trust (in the later years when Eddie started dropping the F-bomb more freely)
-Black
-Red Mosquito (preferably with Ben Harper sitting in, Like at Austin City limits)
Ben Harper
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-Another Lonely Day
-Diamonds on the Inside
-Shimmer & Shine
-The Drugs Don't Work
-I Will Not Be Broken
White Stripes
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Blue Orchid
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
As Ugly As I Seem
You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)
We're Going to Be Friends

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80614 Feb 17, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Honey Boo Boo

I think I can actually feel my brain cells dying.
I keep hearing people defend them, like "They seem so tight knit and they genuinely care about each other.".

Okay...but they're still gross as hell...just because they seem to get along doesn't mean they should be emulated.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#80615 Feb 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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If I say her name out loud like to nick, I say P-Ellen.
Yup, that's how I addressed her on the street.

I had a dream once that we all met up in a restaurant and were calling each other by our screen names. The other diners were looking at us funny.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#80616 Feb 17, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I used to sew and have been playing with the idea of getting a new machine. I've been thinking, would it be better to get a simple machine like a 70 stitch one or go for the more computerized one and grow into it. Never had a serger, would probably be a good thing.
Then I think I should get the simple one and if I decide to explore further, then purchase another. A back-up simple machine might be a good thing.
Thoughts?
i have a really simple one - a singer that i got at target for something like $130... it does applique, and that's enough for me. i've never had a serger either. hubby encourages me to get a fancier one if i want, but one of the stores that i follow has "$1000 off and $500 in freebies" with unadvertized prices... if it's $1000 off, it's too expensive for me! i stick wiht smaller projects, but have been toying wiht the idea of making a bed-sized quilt. the one on my avatar right now is a lap quilt and a recent pet project of mine...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#80617 Feb 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I assume your bys lve it?
Just another beverage option to them. They don't love it like dad does.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#80618 Feb 17, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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To make hot chocolate.
I use swiss miss and water. you must have some fancy stuff

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80619 Feb 17, 2013
Did you guys see Mindy McCready killed herself? I'd have no idea who she was were it not for Celebrity Rehab. Sad...has 2 kids.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#80620 Feb 17, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I don't "sew." Never really learned how, even with the mandatory-for-girls-only chauvinistic curriculum in the 8th grade (1975) class. I do however have a Singer cheap-y (like $100.00-ish) I bought just for doing ripped seams, hems, etc. I *can* sew a straight seam. More or less. <shrug>
i to tend to be a straight line sewer... i'm working on some baby toys right now taht aren't "straight lines" per se but are not like clothing either. i'm making 4 this time; i'll try to remember to put htem up wehn they're all done.

i can but don't fix clothing. i have made clothes when i was in junior high and high school, including a fancy dress for the winter formal (that i almost didn't go to; it was a tight finish when some girls asked if i wanted to join them).

one of my co-workers is encouraging me to get on etsy... we'll see. <shrug> i might maybe (if i cna get my shit together) see about sewing enough christmas stockings to do a holiday craft show...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#80621 Feb 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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A sewer friend said Kenmore is a reliable brand, but I've heard the same about Singer and Brother, too. Do you know how to sew? I don't - I took classes through community ed, but was working on my gifted 1940s machine (which ended up on fire and throw away) and mistakenly chose a too-difficult pattern (too many pieces, although it was just PJs).
I'm willing to try again.
if you want to try again, i'd say look for a machine at a place like Joann and look for classes at independent stores. i've found a couple independent quilting shops that have beginner classes, and they cover clothes, basic skills and other projects, not just quilting.

Since: Feb 08

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#80622 Feb 17, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I use swiss miss and water. you must have some fancy stuff
I use milk and Hershey's syrup. Is that fancy?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#80623 Feb 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Thanks. Our insurance changed and is worse and very complicate with tons of paperwork, so people are avoiding going to the doctor. People with kids have been forced to learn the new system.
When I wake up in the morning, I have fingers (especially my right thumb) I can barely move, and the pain is incredible. My knuckles are swollen. this is just in the last few months.
sounds like Rheumatoid Arthritis... my mom has RA and basically refuses to treat it. loss of appetite is one of the earlier side affects, as is the swelling.

the daugher of someone i work iwht has it, and she reminded me that RA is degenerative. as sucky as navigating new insurance is, look into seeing someone so that you can get on the right treatment path sooner rather than later.

good luck.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#80624 Feb 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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If I say her name out loud like to nick, I say P-Ellen.
i have a printout of your snickerdoodle recipe somewhere, and hubby saw it. i had to label it Angela aka redheadwithglasses snickerdoodles. he asked about that one... i have a once-good friend IRL named angela, so i had to differentiate.

Pelly, you're my "walking buddy" to hubby.

but then, he's admitted that he's bad wiht names, so even if he did ever meet any of you IRL, you'd be your screen names as well as yiur real names...

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