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    I don't want to hijack the thread but the issue...

    I don't want to hijack the thread but the issue of smaller brick and mortar stores not being able to compete in price with internet or big box stores - especially internet is not an easy one.

    The...
  2. Generally I used padded envelopes as I had...

    Generally I used padded envelopes as I had managed to accumulate quite a lot of them so they were free.

    50 cents is a good price for shipping materials in my experience.

    You can get a very good...
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    It's astounding to me that a business owner would...

    It's astounding to me that a business owner would not have offered some compensation in an attempt to keep the client of 8 years.

    Forget customer service - that's just plain stupid.
  4. I am sorry to read about what is happening with...

    I am sorry to read about what is happening with your life.

    Regarding books, I disposed of a sizable library about 10 years ago. Mostly I used amazon except for a few books that were collectible...
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    I'm with walleycat - I'm living in a climate with...

    I'm with walleycat - I'm living in a climate with perfect winter weather but summer is fit only for hibernating inside with air conditioning.

    When I lived in the East with more traditional season...
  6. It never feels good not to get the job - but most...

    It never feels good not to get the job - but most people don't get every job they apply for so just move on and chalk it up to experience.

    I've never followed up on a job by asking why I didn't...
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    You are paying for a service so it's certainly...

    You are paying for a service so it's certainly within your rights to fire them.

    However, you might be cutting off your nose to spite your face if you have been using them for 8 years and are...
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    I don't think there is any answer for your...

    I don't think there is any answer for your question since it depends on the circumstances.

    Life is a terminal illness after all and the only question for any of us is when death will come and...
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    I am with others who find the media frenzy which...

    I am with others who find the media frenzy which inevitably follows the death of a celebrity to be avoided as I don't feel any sense of emotional connection in mass mourning - with some notable...
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    His death saddens me in a way that most celebrity...

    His death saddens me in a way that most celebrity deaths don't touch me - even when the celebrities are talented just as Williams was.

    I think it's because it really drives home that depression is...
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    Most normal teas have decaffeinated versions so...

    Most normal teas have decaffeinated versions so why not just go with those versions if he enjoys the taste.

    There are theoretically herbal teas which help induce sleep but I never found those to...
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    Weeknight Cobbler For Two

    From Joy The Baker's blog


    Weeknight Cobbler For Two

    Warm and ready for action! These little cobblers are perfect served warm from the oven, or topped with cold almond milk, whipped cream, or...
  13. Spiedies only exist in Broome County/Binghamton...

    Spiedies only exist in Broome County/Binghamton but they are delicious.

    I didn't grow up on "BBQ" sauce so it's not something I crave and if I am grilling (or just cooking), I tend to prefer other...
  14. People obviously have different tastes in food...

    People obviously have different tastes in food but in general commercial BBQ sauce has sugar or some kind of sweetener as a first or second ingredient.

    The Ina recipe has more complex flavors...
  15. I really like the Ina Garten Barbecue Sauce. It's...

    I really like the Ina Garten Barbecue Sauce. It's got a bit of everything - Chinese; traditional and the Carolina vinegar based stuff.

    It's got honey but I don't find it unduly sweet but one...
  16. I think your outfit sounds appropriate. I don't...

    I think your outfit sounds appropriate. I don't think an applicant for a job as a teacher's assistant needs to be dressed as formally as someone who is applying for a job in a bank or law firm (for...
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    While not everyone who follows a restricted diet...

    While not everyone who follows a restricted diet is a nutritional moron, almost none of the people I have encountered in SoCal - the epicenter of faddish diets - has ever been able to provide me with...
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    Because most people are nutritional morons.

    Because most people are nutritional morons.
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    I use fennel instead of celery in my Cioppino...

    I use fennel instead of celery in my Cioppino recipe - gives it a more complex undertone especially since French fish stew sometimes uses anise flavoring.

    The Poached Salmon with Fennel Pepper...
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    Roasted or grilled vegetables are easy and can be...

    Roasted or grilled vegetables are easy and can be served at room temperature.

    Are you responsible for the appetizers? With time constraints, I would just get some good stuff from the stuff -...
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    If you make them let me know. They look very...

    If you make them let me know. They look very similar to the ones my grandmother made. My grandmother had a different name for them which isn't surprising.

    In googling a bit, it appears that there...
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    Canvas will stretch - in my experience, cloth...

    Canvas will stretch - in my experience, cloth shoes will often become too large over time.

    However, if the shoe is too tight in an area, you don't want to stretch on your foot.

    You can take...
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    This looks wonderful although I am on a...

    This looks wonderful although I am on a semi-permanent baking ban. :p

    I do love blueberry baked items made with fresh blueberries - the frozen berries just are no match.

    When I was a child, my...
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    I Died Today - by Duke Roberts

    No comment needed.

    This Dog's Final Day Proves We Should Live Every Day Like It's Our Last
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    I had never heard of mahlab but it appears it is...

    I had never heard of mahlab but it appears it is from a sour cherry pit.

    Galangal I've used in its fresh state. It's a form of ginger but seemed to be softer and milder. I got it when I was...
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    The popularity of names as they cycle through is...

    The popularity of names as they cycle through is fascinating as a glimpse of social history.

    My niece who was born in the mid 1980's is named Hannah which her mother thought at the time was...
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    It comes in a bag and is with the bagged...

    It comes in a bag and is with the bagged coleslaw. It started appearing when broccoli was being touted as a cruciferous vegetable (along with others in the same family).

    It's quite tasty eaten...
  28. Thread: Housework

    by amarante
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    I'm with the other posters as I don't know any...

    I'm with the other posters as I don't know any women who don't clean before having guests over. Many men are in a different category.

    That said, I might not clean the same stuff - i.e. I would...
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    But if one has to assume that every chicken has...

    But if one has to assume that every chicken has salmonella or other toxic substances, what difference does it make from a practical point of view.

    I realize not every chicken is infected but I...
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    Doesn't all chicken carry this? I always assume...

    Doesn't all chicken carry this? I always assume that raw chicken is hazardous and treated it accordingly in terms of having a separate cutting board for chicken that can go into the dishwasher.
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