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  1. abbyzenn

    S03.E01: Season 3, Episode 1

    glad to see the show back. It's one of the very few things besides British mysteries that I actually watch. Something I didn't quite get if it was the whole Lucy thing. I got the part that she didn't like sex work for herself but I don't understand why she didn't team up with Charlotte on something. Wouldn't Golden Square (the house and the setting) be a step up for Charlotte's business? Which of course Lucy could have some role in. I was surprised to see the policeman that arrested the new guy was Fanny's former steady customer. The scenes at the madhouse were hard to watch. It does seem like too many new people have been introduced. Obviously will have to see how it goes but it seems to me that maybe the molly house line with the Lady and her son could have been cut. At this point I also don't see the whole Lady Isabella stuff going on.
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    House Hunters International

    Usually I agree with comments on a couple but I liked the Zurich couple (especially compared to a lot we see). I also usually agree that getting an extra bedroom for guests is stupid but in this case I can see it. She said their baby is the first grandchild on either side so I can see the grandparents wanting to come visit and they'd probably either stay a couple of weeks or come several times. I tape the show and rarely watch the part where the couple debates about which place to get but in this case I did because I had no idea which they'd choose. Surprised they immediately knocked the first place which grant you was sterile looking (but to me so was the 3rd place) but it did have (albeit small) outdoor space. The second bedroom in that 3rd place didn't have a window did it? While it would be okay for a baby it made me think of a closet. The place they chose was the prettiest, the rooms were beautiful (as was the building) but no way would I consider it a 3 bedroom place. Watching this episode, the beautiful scenery, the buildings, made me yearn for traveling to Europe which for years I used to do every year but I'm now I'm on oxygen 24/7 and on a high level that I need liquid oxygen which is rare to get so that kind of traveling is almost impossible.
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    House Hunters International

    Boy was I shocked the KC to Cairns chose the apartment - thought for sure they'd pick house 1. Can't believe she had to go to Australia for dental school. I thought the husband and kids were okay but the wife was a pain - and to be catty couldn't stand the yellow hair. I don't think they mentioned schooling for the kids. I watched this one because I've been to Cairns (back in 2001). It reminded me a lot of Hawaii but boy was it hot and humid (was there in September).
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    "The View": Week Of 3/18/2019

    I kept hoping that one of them would say to Meghan - "And yet you'll still vote for him"
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    Joe certainly knows how to beat a dead horse. What was the purpose of reshowing the interview with the Colorado governor? I think Joe will be doing his best to ensure a Trump victory in 2020.
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    House Hunters International

    Yes the Austin to Bangkok wife was awful. To me it wasn't so much that she wanted a modern kitchen and bathroom but that she kept harping about the materialism in her Austin neighborhood and that she wanted her family to experience something different. What did annoy was that then she compared everything unfavorably to her Austin house. I'd bet that she doesn't make any Thai friends or for that matter comes into contact with any Thais that aren't waiting on her. Also bugged that she made some comment about her kids having to go to a culturally different school - well I'm sure they're attending an international school where almost all the students are children of Americans and other foreigners working in Bangkok so it's not like they're being dumped into a school where they don't know the language.
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    House Hunters International

    I wish they'd show floor plan maps because sometimes the inside just doesn't match the outside of the house. For example in the Vet moving to Germany. That first house didn't look very big from the outside and it only had 2 windows - one each side of the front door. Then inside we see this humongous looking room with 3 (or 4?) sliding glass doors (or at least that size windows), which I thought overlooked the backyard. Zoom to the back yard and the couple are standing on a smallish deck with a bump out room forming one wall of the deck - where in the heck was this in relation to that huge living room? That 3rd house was certainly beautiful and interesting but again the rooms showed didn't quite match up to the outside. I wouldn't have gone for it either if it was 50 steps up to the front door and then another flight of stairs inside to get to the living room, kitchen. All 3 houses they looked at had super large looking rooms except for the kitchens which were just average. The wife was super calm especially in comparison to her husband who found something to complain about.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    Yesterday it was how dumb does trump think people are? (Actual quote from Joe). Joe was talking about the wall and trump saying he was already building it, blah blah blah. trump is toast in 2020. Today the topic was how the Democrats are handing the 2020 election to trump. At this rate, Joe's neck will be broken from whiplash before the election get here.
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    House Hunters International

    I usually complain how the house hunters are such nitpickers but in the London episode I saw something that would be a deal breaker for me -those showers in the closet. Rather funny that that's the flat they chose since she complained in the first flat about the bathroom being too small and simply wouldn't do for guests. But it's okay for your guests to shower in a closet? And I think that toilet in a closet in their bedroom was the only toilet - or at least the only one they talked about. I thought the apartment they chose was the worst of the three. I thought the first flat with the gorgeous patio the best. I'd break my neck running up to the bathroom on those spiral stairs in the third flat.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    I usually skip over any Congressman/Senator's interview but today I listened to both the Crenshaw and the Gubbard interviews - guess my hands were too busy eating breakfast to hit the remote. Anyway, the Crenshaw interview is a great example of why I don't usually listen to these interviews - the panel never questions whatever the person says. 1,000 people illegally came across the day he was at the border? Troops like Trump more? Then there was a 180 on the Gubbard interview with hostile questions/disbelief from all the panel. Joe and Co. completely misrepresented the late term abortion issue.
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    House Hunters International

    I didn't see the Cambodia episode but regarding the issue of English teachers. My brother (who was a teacher in the US for 10 years) was in the peace corps in Thailand where he taught Thai teachers how to teach English. He ended up staying for about 5 more years teaching at a university and married a Cambodian (she was living in Thailand). This is from about 5 years ago but they went to Cambodia while waiting to get her a visa to come to the US (they were only engaged at the time). He found that there were few paying jobs in Cambodia for teaching English because there were so many relief organizations with volunteers who teach English. The few paying jobs the salary was very very low. Only the jobs at International Schools pay much and for those you have to be a qualified teacher in math, science, English, etc at the secondary level or a primary school teacher.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    I always tape this show (and anymore rarely watch it) but today I was in the doctor's office and when I was in the waiting room Morning Joe was on the tv and the interview with the Kansas rep was just starting. What an IDIOT. It was funny to see Willie's, Barnicle's, and Eugene's faces. I'm glad they weren't buying what this idiot was saying. Actually chuckled when Willie ended the interview and said that the terrorist in Kansas that the rep had referenced did not come through the southern border but was from Missouri. Maybe the rep can build that wall around Kansas.
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    House Hunters International

    I liked the Luxembourg family although they didn't adhere to the HH Int'l script book - no must have of a second bathroom, no whining that the place had to have a kitchen large enough for a party of 50 to sit comfortably while preparing a tray of cut vegetables or that the kitchen appliances had to be the most updated, largest, stainless steel ones just like in America,, no must of an open floorplan, no need for a master bedroom the size of a bowling alley, the woman kept talking about the culture and history they would be exposed to and she looked forward to -- seriously haven't they watched this show???? I too wondered about the kids schooling since there was no mention of it and they looked at places in three different countries. I guess in South Dakota you are used to driving long distances to get somewhere since the guy didn't flinch about the German house that was a 50 minute commute.
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    House Hunters International

    Kaiserlauten Germany episode: That whole family was annoying especially the daughter. She looked too young to me to be wearing makeup (the scene where her Dad did her ponytail) I mean really she can't pull her hair back into a ponytail???? You would also think if you're moving every couple of years you wouldn't hoard a bunch of stuff - I say this as the daughter of a Navy man and we moved throughout my childhood.
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    House Hunters International

    Once again catching up: Antwerp: Every now and then when I watch I see a couple that I think are just perfect for each other and this was one of those times. I thought all 3 choices were really nice and surprised at the fairly cheap price of $1000. Since they had such a concern about their dog and the wood floors - I kept thinking don't they know about rugs? - then in the end it was only a small rug they put down. Dubai to Manchester: This was one of those times I thought mister what do you see in her? She was so annoying. Reminded me of a business trip I once did with a couple of others people and one night at dinner one woman complained because her vegetable soup had too many vegetables. They also mentioned that in Dubai the expat jobs paid so much so they had a great lifestyle, why didn't they save any of that money? If your moving to a rental and especially only for a short time (since she was just getting a degree there not working there) I can't see being so picky about things - sure you can have basic wants like house vs apartment, short commuting time. Funny she complained about the furniture in one place which had purple couches and then in the next place there were purple beds.
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