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  1. ParadoxLost

    Chit-Chat

    My dishwasher has a mind of its own. I think its some how breaking down in a manner where the control buttons reassigned themselves to different wash and dry cycles than the labels. Is that a thing?
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    SURly Staff In The Media

    That sounds to me like Billie is playing chicken with production. If they want her to wear a mic, give her a contract. I hope it backfires and she is off the show.
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    Chit-Chat

    I don't think that is Roma Downey. Appears to be Della Reese and the producer of Touched by an Angela and the show the picture is from (Martha Williamson).
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    Pet Peeves

    That is a very rational and informative. At the moment, my irrational mind that is in my bat house is going... OMG. Is there the equivalent of 30 bats worth of insects in my attic? I guess not anymore. Were there the equivalent of 30 bats worth of insects in my attic? And I blame my dental hygienist for all of this. While she was scraping my teeth, she tells me about how she called pest control to find something making noise in her attic and then they found a snake in the attic that had just eaten something. Then an hour later my filling falls out and I find the bat note. She has jinxed me. This does not bode well for what tomorrow may bring when I go to the dentist again. I thought this was going to go. I have a coupon and I can't find a Barnes and Noble. They closed most of the ones around me. If you head to chit chat or the book thread and tell us what you like maybe someone will have an idea.
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    Pet Peeves

    The note said "we saw 30+ bats fly into your attic." There is this stupid round vent with slats in it right under the eave. I feel like I should be able to hear something. I don't and I am not going up there to see. If I have to pay the bat removal guys a trip fee to tell me there are no bats, I'll do that. Apparently its breeding season. Also I'm told to my shock and horror that 30 bats isn't a lot of bats. 300 bats is a lot of bats. What if there are more? shudder.
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    Pet Peeves

    I'm peeved that my list never gets shorter. There is some mythical day when I'll catch up on all that stuff just sitting out there needing to get done. But the universe hates me and won't let the list get shorter. Get teeth cleaned (an hour later) filling fell out chimney cap replaced (four hours and a note in the mail box later) there are bats in your attic. PS. I'm creeped the hell out that there are bats in my attic. shudder
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    Pet Peeves

    How bad is it that the level of irritation I had with using my bank's drive thru ATM was a significant reason that I switched from a Sedan to a small SUV the last time I got a new car. Those things were raised up to suit the height of an SUV better at some point. I don't really use cash anymore so the next time I get a car I may have a wider selection.
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    S09.E22: Reunion Part 1

    I know about this and I don't disagree. But with the way she is characterizing her divorce and co-parenting relationship with Sheen seems not entirely truthful to me. Its really protecting Sheen more so than her. But at the same time, I was genuinely surprised that she sued Sheen in 2016 which is the same year she voluntarily reduced the child support. I guess the court case gave her enough information that she decided to reduce the support. It feels like she put a bit of a spin on that to make herself look more magnanimous. And its the spin she's doing to boost her own image that makes me want her to stop acting like she is so above Camille in how she handles everything. Denise really has a hate on for Camille. There is nothing really that objectionable about how Denise feels about Camille. She doesn't like Camille talking about the rest of the group. She doesn't like Camille bringing up the PK thing. She doesn't like how Camille reacts to being ganged up on by the rest of them. OK that is fine. What I don't get is why Denise seems to have flipped a switch where Camille doing some things that Denise doesn't like totally negates any of the behavior the rest of the group shows toward Camille. She seemed to not like it right up until Camille brought up PK/Dorit and now she totally dismisses it.
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    S09.E22: Reunion Part 1

    Denise is sugar coating her divorce. What she has admitted to getting out of Sheen (not counting the stuff that she denies) is more per year of marriage than Camille got per year of marriage. The difference being Denise is getting it mostly in the form of child support and housing that is supposed to be in trust for the kids. (She denies getting a cut of 2 1/2 men which Sheen and his lawyer have claimed she did - which Sheen...so benefit of the doubt goes to Denise) That house she bought in his neighborhood because its so important to her that he is a good father with a close relationship with the kids because of her own relationship with her father... Is that the one he bought them to live in that he turned around and evicted them from, forcing her to rent, so she sued him because he hadn't paid her for the purchase of a new house and back child support? Kind of weird that Denise volunteered to reduce child support in the same year she was suing him for back child support and the house thing. If you read articles from the time period about their divorce, its characterized as the worst ever in Hollywood making Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin's divorce look better by comparison. Now I've got no problem at all with any of the above. She was divorcing Charlie Sheen. I'm completely willing to think that everything she did was to protect her kids and there is no reason they shouldn't have support commensurate with their Dad's wealth and earnings. She was totally in the right and he seemed to be on the attack. I'm even ok with her creating a fiction about what her divorce and co-existence with her ex has been like if it lessens the burden of it all on her kids. But I wouldn't be surprised if her decision making regarding settlements was heavily influenced by making sure that custody went in a way that protected her very little children against a father who was totally out of control and a danger to them. So good for Denise having her priorities straight if that was what was going on. But she doesn't actually have credibility with me that the way she says her divorce settlement went was what she wanted out of it and would have demanded if circumstances had been different. She is working hard to present herself in the best light even if she has to massage the truth to get there. So maybe don't say anyone that decided to go for a 50/50 settlement in a community property state is a ""greedy fucking whore".
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    Who, What, When, Where?!: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    The tabloids are going to ask about it. They are going to ask the entire cast whenever they get the chance. That is why I think this is on Catrall. She can answer with... I'm not interested in doing another SATC movie. I've moved on. Instead she answers with.."Never. Its a no for me, you learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people" This is at least the third time that Catrall has done this. I don't recall any of the rest of the cast giving an answer that leaves a opening for this and for the most part they don't seem to sling any nastiness back at Catrall when she starts going in on them. The Daily mail article this US story is based on links to an article published July 14, 2019 and sites that statement being from "Sunday".
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    S09.E22: Reunion Part 1

    I think Teddi is the only one actually trying to crawl up Kyle's butt. Erika and Rinna are just making payment on the price Kyle demanded to be party to the plan to take down LvP. Dorit just wanted protection from being ground in the dirt.
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    S09.E22: Reunion Part 1

    The whole thing was stupid and weird. Andy asked a question that was a veiled critism of Camille. Camille reacted like Denise was the one criticizing her (which Denise wasn't.) Camille was trying to defend herself and Denise took it like Camille was attacking her (which I don't think Camille was). I think they both dislike each other so much and are so at odds that they fell for a badly laid trap to create drama.
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    Who, What, When, Where?!: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I'm getting sick of Cattrall randomly making a headline out of I won't do another movie because they are awful people. If a person can't learn how to dodge that SATC question then that person doesn't really want to. Catrall just hit my three strikes and you were probably the raving diva on set limit and I feel bad that the cast and crew had to live with your shit and they are well rid of you.
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    RHoBH in the Media

    The source kept saying the problem with Teddi is that she slipped into playing the protagonist and that is boring to viewers. I don't think they'll drop Rinna. I am now wondering if Rinna decided to be a ringleader in a season long fight with LvP because she wanted to position herself for a renegotiation and pay raise. Being responsible for/ part of drama creates a lot of negotiating leverage. I don't think it turned out the way she expected but it probably is a pretty good bargaining position since LvP walked. They'd really only can Rinna if they were so pissed about LvP walking that they decided to fire her as an example to the rest of the cast and all the other franchises. But I think that there was too much collusion with Kyle/Erika/Dorit/Teddi to think that was going to happen. I also wonder if there is a bit more risk than usual (none vs a doubtful sliver) that other HWs bail that on top of LvP splitting they'll stick with Rinna. With Dorit, Erika, and Kyle all having spouses with legal issues its not impossible to think that one or more of them might decide that the risk of bad press outweighs their reasons for being on the show. If they planned to ax anyone, I'd expect it to be Denise because she was reportedly offered more to be on the show than any other HW and she didn't really earn it this season.
  15. ParadoxLost

    Small Talk: The Galley

    This brought to you from an internet search. I'd call my Mom but I already didn't commit the finer points of making bread to memory twice. And it seemed like a lot of trial and error until it worked even though she took a class and had a recipe. Don't use chlorinated water. It kills sourdough. That is all I remember. diastatic malt powder is proportional to the flour but using too much can ruin the bread. Double check that your flour doesn't have diastatic barley malt. Most wheats and organics won't so your rye probably doesn't. Most online recipes have it as optional to 1/2 teaspoon (per 3 cups flour) to 2 tsp (per 3 cups flour) but too much ruins it so maybe start at 1/2 tsp per 3 cups flour. I saw a few on line posts saying 2 tsp ruined the bread and made it gummy.
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