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Two sharks talking while a boat sinks. " White meat or Dark?" The other shark says," It doesn't matter. They're all the same."

And, we're the intelligent ones?

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#89109
Aug 6, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. I bet these kids are thrilled that mom came to the skatepark to fight on their behalf.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Try this, especially Matilda.
Quite safe for work. Rally cool.
http://imgur.com/a/yJ09J

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#89111
Aug 6, 2013
 
Here's that book I mentioned recently, written by a woman who grew up with hoarder parents in a house full of moldy food and fleas:

"Coming Clean"

http://www.npr.org/2013/07/29/206654538/-comi...

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Aug 6, 2013
 
Their boiler broke one year, and b/c the house was such a mess, they couldn't let repair people in, so all winter, they had no heat and no hot showers.

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#89113
Aug 6, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Here's that book I mentioned recently, written by a woman who grew up with hoarder parents in a house full of moldy food and fleas:
"Coming Clean"
http://www.npr.org/2013/07/29/206654538/-comi...
Sweet. I might check it out. I'm reading "Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit" right now and it's kind of boring. It's about this guy who was a gym rat personal trainer and takes 6 months to stop working out and eating right and then tries to lose the 75 lbs he's gained in the same amount of time. It's kind of boring, so I don't know if I'm going to finish it.

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#89114
Aug 6, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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Try this, especially Matilda.
Quite safe for work. Rally cool.
http://imgur.com/a/yJ09J
Oh, there's a book of those pictures. Somebody got it for my dad for Christmas last year. Funny stuff.

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#89115
Aug 6, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Here's that book I mentioned recently, written by a woman who grew up with hoarder parents in a house full of moldy food and fleas:
"Coming Clean"
http://www.npr.org/2013/07/29/206654538/-comi...
OMG! Somebody was living in their attic and they didn't even know it!

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PEllen wrote:
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Try this, especially Matilda.
Quite safe for work. Rally cool.
http://imgur.com/a/yJ09J
They tried to make a similar book featuring cats. It didn't turn out so well.

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#89117
Aug 6, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Calcified granulomas are fairly common in the general area jut north of Matilda. Some of the older radiologist in that area called it Illinois Valley Grippe. It was indeed "no big deal"
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Matilda77 wrote:
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OMG! Somebody was living in their attic and they didn't even know it!
Which is so weird! Did the person choose the hoarder house on purpose? Or was it just lucky happenstance? ;)

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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.

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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.

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#89121
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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.

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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.

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#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!

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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.
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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%.

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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.

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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.

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