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Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#88878 Jul 30, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Holy cow. My feet are KILLING me. I don't know if I can get used to this by Saturday.
Are these shoes or strappy sandals? i forget which way the vote went... ;-)

if they're shoes, try smushing the top of the toes back to the top of the heel (put a shoe on your hand, toe by your finger tips, and "close" your fingers towards your wrist) and then also try smushing the back of the heel (where your achilles comes out) to the bottom of the shoe (where your heel sits). these moves should loosen the leather (or leather like material); do it a couple times a day until then, and they should loosen just a bit...

but then, if it's the ball of your foot or the balance of the heel that you're working on, time and practice! ;-)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88879 Jul 30, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My book club is making another feeble attempt at restarting. First book is called "So B. It" by Sarah Weeks. Anybody read it?
Yep! Couldn't put it down!

Seriously, what's with these gayass books your friends read? I just read Dan Brown's latest "Inferno." I recommend that, instead.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88880 Jul 30, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Heh.
When the Regs met IRL for dinner, AS and I were wearing the same shoes, different colors
And Mattie and I wore the same blouse! How embarrassing!

Since: Oct 12

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#88881 Jul 30, 2013
Alway's wondered if they would ever make a movie outta Tom Clancy's, Red Storm Rising? Guess they've stopped doing Clancy movies.....

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#88882 Jul 30, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>Are these shoes or strappy sandals? i forget which way the vote went... ;-)

if they're shoes, try smushing the top of the toes back to the top of the heel (put a shoe on your hand, toe by your finger tips, and "close" your fingers towards your wrist) and then also try smushing the back of the heel (where your achilles comes out) to the bottom of the shoe (where your heel sits). these moves should loosen the leather (or leather like material); do it a couple times a day until then, and they should loosen just a bit...

but then, if it's the ball of your foot or the balance of the heel that you're working on, time and practice! ;-)
Yeah, it's the whole all-my-weight-on-the-balls-of- my-feet thing. The shoes themselves are fine, no pinching or blisters.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88883 Jul 30, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Yeah, it's the whole all-my-weight-on-the-balls-of- my-feet thing. The shoes themselves are fine, no pinching or blisters.
Walgreens or CVS or DSW has gel foam pads to put under the ball of the foot which will cushion things.

Is this a cocktail party format or a sit down dinner at the restaurant?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88884 Jul 30, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Yep! Couldn't put it down!

Seriously, what's with these gayass books your friends read? I just read Dan Brown's latest "Inferno." I recommend that, instead.
That actually looks pretty interesting. Might check it out.

Shh...don't tell anyone, but book clubs are created for the same reason bunco groups are...to get 30+ year old women, usually young moms, out of the house regularly. The actual book doesn't matter. Bunco doesn't matter. It's an excuse, if you will, for women who either won't give themselves a break OR, in a couple cases, unfortunately, their husbands won't.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88885 Jul 30, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Holy cow. My feet are KILLING me. I don't know if I can get used to this by Saturday.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-238...

All you have to do is make it through Saturday evening with grace, aplomb and intact ankle joints.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88886 Jul 30, 2013
just got this from my mom.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/V_gOZDWQj3Q...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88887 Jul 30, 2013

Since: Jan 10

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#88888 Jul 30, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
just got this from my mom.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/V_gOZDWQj3Q...
Heh. I've seen that on TV!

Since: Jan 10

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#88889 Jul 30, 2013
Guy on Criminal Minds tonight was rockin' out to a Rush bootleg album/CD from a concert. Then he died. Big stick through the neck. But hey, he heard a kickass live version of 2112, so it's all good.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88891 Jul 31, 2013
I cannot believe how polite the cops were. Down here that guy would have been jacked up for yelling in their face.
I cant understand why they did not disarm him sooner? I know in FL, a cop is allowed to temporarily take you weapon while they question you (give you a ticket, whatever) but have to return it when they are done.
Mister Tonka wrote:
Another one for race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =M5TzoDTH_zMXX
http://www.krdo.com/news/Man-sues-Colorado-Sp...

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#88892 Jul 31, 2013

Since: Jan 10

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#88893 Jul 31, 2013
Happy Hump Day!

Since: Oct 12

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#88894 Jul 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
I cannot believe how polite the cops were. Down here that guy would have been jacked up for yelling in their face.
I cant understand why they did not disarm him sooner? I know in FL, a cop is allowed to temporarily take you weapon while they question you (give you a ticket, whatever) but have to return it when they are done.
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Cop's sure put up with alot from some people....all the Jr. lawyers and amatuer constitutional experts....lol....

Since: Jan 10

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#88895 Jul 31, 2013
Any craft beer lovers here? This list ignorantly excludes the Surly brewery here in Mpls, but I think beer lovers will enjoy the slide show.

http://www.thedailymeal.com/25-best-craft-bre...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88896 Jul 31, 2013
Yeah, that whole freedom of speech and unlawful search really makes a cops job tough. Hey! Maybe if they dont like people expressing their opinions, they should get another job?

I aint saying a cop should put up with being spit on, but I see too many times where a person gets pummeled by the cops because he wont shut up, and that is wrong. Sticks and stones man.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Cop's sure put up with alot from some people....all the Jr. lawyers and amatuer constitutional experts....lol....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88897 Jul 31, 2013
Heh: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/...

Target knows teen girl is pregnant before her parents do.

Since: Jan 10

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#88898 Jul 31, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Heh: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/...
Target knows teen girl is pregnant before her parents do.
This was big news back when it first broke -- Feb. 2012 -- but I think that's because Target's HQ is here, so Target is in our news quite a lot, especially the business management angle.

"What Target discovered fairly quickly is that it creeped people out that the company knew about their pregnancies in advance."

When you call various businesses/utilities, you may be asked for your name, home phone, and other info, but invariably, they already have all that info right in front of them, and they are asking for it from you for two reasons:(1) they want to verify that it's YOU, and (2) customers had been freaking out when they didn't have to provide any of it, that they were told "Oh, I have that info already right here on my screen."

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