“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89120 Aug 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Which is so weird! Did the person choose the hoarder house on purpose? Or was it just lucky happenstance? ;)
Probably chose it on purpose. Who knows what kind of crazy vermin would be running through that house at any given time. A creak or two in the attic wouldn't raise any suspicion, and all the crap would be a good insulator.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89121 Aug 6, 2013
re L1 and the dog: I had to relate this story.
I have a friend the same age who is attractive and financially secure. She went on match.com and did find some decent guys who she had relationships with. One of them had prostrate problems and when I told her about my good friend whose husband had the surgery and how she had to insert catheters into him, the dating friend said "no way". It's different when you're married a long time and you take care of each other.

I never eschewed companionship. Only that there were different ways of getting that besides the dating sites. One way of combating depression is to do things that are fun, whether it's by yourself or with others your same age.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89122 Aug 6, 2013
Whoops, wrong thread. But my story still stands.
Maybe I'm getting senile in my old, depressed age.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#89123 Aug 6, 2013
Anyone watch Breaking Bad? I just started watching the reruns a few weeks ago, had a rainy Saturday BB marathon, and got caught up via Netflix last night. I can't wait for the rest of season 5 but I don't want it to be over!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89124 Aug 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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What PE is describing sounds a lot like what is called "valley fever" in the southwest. I think it comes from the dust in the air. Most people never know they have it or don't experience symptoms for a long time. Dogs and humans can get this. It does involve the lungs and many times when someone gets a chest x-ray they will be told they had valley fever at one time because it will leave some sort of lesion or something like that.
Didn't know there was something similar in the Midwest.
Cheluzal is a teacher. I had this notion that people who worked with kids, i.e, teachers and day care worker had to have periodic TB tests. They are a mandatory part of school physicals in IL, so I am skeptical that she ever had TB although exposure is always possible. I think her experience is a good example of a doctor being clueless as to the effect of his words. He apparently casually mentioned a possible cause for an innocuous finding and what the patient heard was TB.

Matilda- I heard that description fro some radiologists in the Ottawa/Streator area going back 30+ years. It was explained that it came from non-specific respiratory infections picked up by people living in the (damp) proximity to the river.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#89125 Aug 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Cheluzal is a teacher. I had this notion that people who worked with kids, i.e, teachers and day care worker had to have periodic TB tests. They are a mandatory part of school physicals in IL, so I am skeptical that she ever had TB although exposure is always possible. I think her experience is a good example of a doctor being clueless as to the effect of his words. He apparently casually mentioned a possible cause for an innocuous finding and what the patient heard was TB.
No, my doc is awesome! She seems to think it's all fine and benign, but states things very matter-of-factly. I love her.
She did mention my teacher-student exposure status. Weird I never had any symptoms, but maybe my body said, "Heck no-we will isolate this crap before it gets any further." LOL
She's minority and she said a lot of minorities won't necessarily get tested/treated properly because of the stigma attached in certain cultures, so I culd've been around a kid who had an undiagnosed one...who knows?
Once the CT confirms it, I'll feel better. Research says I'm probably fine but I like to know 100%.

Since: Jan 10

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#89126 Aug 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
re L1 and the dog: I had to relate this story.
I have a friend the same age who is attractive and financially secure. She went on match.com and did find some decent guys who she had relationships with. One of them had prostrate problems and when I told her about my good friend whose husband had the surgery and how she had to insert catheters into him, the dating friend said "no way". It's different when you're married a long time and you take care of each other.
I agree. After my mom's boyfriend dies, she is done with men. Mainly, she's done being their nurse. She's now 2 for 2. She doesn't want to make it 3 for 3.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89127 Aug 6, 2013
Saw the new Woody Allen movie, Blue Jasmine. Wow , are Cate Blanchett and Andrew Dice Clay good- not someone I would have expected in a Woody Allen movie together, but he just dissolves into his role.

It was a really nice alternative to ripped movie star/ CGI action movies.

Since: Oct 12

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#89128 Aug 6, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Anyone watch Breaking Bad? I just started watching the reruns a few weeks ago, had a rainy Saturday BB marathon, and got caught up via Netflix last night. I can't wait for the rest of season 5 but I don't want it to be over!
My wife went through much the same thing, with Downton Abbey...we watched the first two seasons, then she went nuts finding season three...lol...We also caught up to Mad Men, the same way.....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89129 Aug 6, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Anyone watch Breaking Bad? I just started watching the reruns a few weeks ago, had a rainy Saturday BB marathon, and got caught up via Netflix last night. I can't wait for the rest of season 5 but I don't want it to be over!
Sort of lost interest around Season 3. I need to get back in to it.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89130 Aug 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I agree. After my mom's boyfriend dies, she is done with men. Mainly, she's done being their nurse. She's now 2 for 2. She doesn't want to make it 3 for 3.
A work friend who is bout 25 years older than me lost 2 wives to cancer.When he started dating again, one of hi criteria was that she be healthy. I think I would be skeeved out if I was dating and teh guy told me I needed a physical before the 3rd date.

Curiosity: do single people ask each other to get STD/HIV tests IRL? How does that play out? Seems to take the edge off the spontaneity.

Since: Jan 10

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#89131 Aug 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Curiosity: do single people ask each other to get STD/HIV tests IRL? How does that play out? Seems to take the edge off the spontaneity.
I have, a handful of times, and it's been a while since I did that, but the guys were fine with it every time.

Since: Jan 10

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#89132 Aug 6, 2013
I caught a couple of episodes of Mad Men recently. Didn't care for it much.

Since: Jan 10

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#89133 Aug 6, 2013
But I think I should have started with the beginning so I'd know what is going on.

Since: Jan 10

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#89134 Aug 6, 2013
I also have watched "It's Always SUnny in Philadelphia" (GREAT cast), but have never liked it once, despite numerous attempts. It just seems chaotic and stupid when I watch it.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#89135 Aug 6, 2013
I am just getting into 30Rock on netflix. Took me a few episodes to start to appreciate the humor, but I am into it now. Great no brain needed entertainment.

I like the way they do the commercials as part of the show.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89136 Aug 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I also have watched "It's Always SUnny in Philadelphia" (GREAT cast), but have never liked it once, despite numerous attempts. It just seems chaotic and stupid when I watch it.
It took me SEVERAL episodes and a lot of J talking nonstop about it before I got into it--I couldn't even tell the difference between the Charlie, Mac, and Dennis. You just have to accept that they're the most horrible, selfish people alive that somehow manage to not land in jail.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89137 Aug 6, 2013
Parks and Recreation is my current favorite. Started out kind of crappy and then found its stride. They're losing Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, though. Lame.

Since: Jan 10

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#89138 Aug 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Parks and Recreation is my current favorite. Started out kind of crappy and then found its stride. They're losing Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, though. Lame.
Asiz Ansari as Tom and Nick Offerman are my favorites.

Since: Jan 10

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#89139 Aug 6, 2013
RACE wrote:
I am just getting into 30Rock on netflix. Took me a few episodes to start to appreciate the humor, but I am into it now. Great no brain needed entertainment.
I like the way they do the commercials as part of the show.
30 Rock is brilliant. Alec Baldwin as a Republican is *awesome*(especially when he's in Canada with his very pregnant girlfriend and he doesn't want his baby born in socialized medicine land!).

And while they do sometimes use Alec to poke fun of REpublicans, usually he's just a dead pan trasher of liberalism and it's HILARIOUS.

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