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  1. If you get an order form from your mail carrier, do you still pay shipping? Any postal carriers in this forum who can answer this question? If you're not home when your mail is delivered, you can leave a note requesting an order form for stamps, but I don't know if they charge for shipping this way. I don't think you can pay by credit card this way; you need to write a check. I would guess you still have to pay shipping, but you might get your stamps sooner. Last December, I ordered stamps online from USPS to send out holiday cards and it took 2 weeks for the stamps to arrive. I thought
  2. I kept wishing the audience would shut up so I could hear Stephen. I miss having just Evie giggling in the background. Although I do love them all booing the US Capitol breachers. As for Jon Stewart - wow. I was regretting the bit with Dana Carvey since I thought it was taking time from Jon Stewart, but then I wanted Dana to come back. The lock down really seems to have affected Jon and not in a good way.
  3. She reminded me of a 30 year old Isabella Rossellini.
  4. You are not the only one who was thinking about these things - she just got back on the bus? I too thought of all those things like packing up her apartment, getting a visa and whatever else would be needed to work in Guatemala, dealing with financial matters, etc. And I realize Antonia Thomas is leaving the show, so I know it had to be written this way, but all her coworkers/friends were just fine with her making this decision so quickly?
  5. Only on TV does a law enforcement agent, while engaged in a shootout with criminals, remove the remaining ammunition from their weapon and dramatically announce to their partner they only have 1 or 2 bullets left. Just once I'd like to see one of these idiots get shot by a criminal taking advantage of the fact that the officer voluntarily disarmed him/herself during an active gun battle.
  6. Especially since there's almost always a shot of Olivia looking stunned with her mouth partially open. FFS, why is she stunned by any revelation? She's done SVU work for over 2 decades - how could anything surprise her at this point? Any cop with her level of experience would not be shocked or suprised by anything; a better look would be her mouth firmly closed, lips pressed together, in a look of determination that says "we're closing this case; we're getting this asshole."
  7. It's not just animated movies. Any woman that one of the Cartwrights on Bonanza got involved with was doomed. Any female agent on NCIS either gets killed, fakes their own death, or arranges some cover story so they can go on some super secret undercover operation - doesn't matter, soon they will be gone.
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    Chit-Chat

    In my family, we call sponge candy "angel food." One of my sisters makes about 3 or 4 batches of it every Christmas and gives us all some in a tin. It was my mom's favorite treat.
  9. We need a royal who goes bonkers with the jewelry like Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra did, festooning themselves with multiple necklaces, brooches, bracelets, etc. At least Kate and her stylists try different styles and different colors. I also dislike the current trend for the longer skirts. I think she looks best when her skirts hit at or just below the knee. But she gets analyzed from head to toe constantly and nobody says anything about William who wears the same thing over and over. I swear he's got a dozen identical blue suits and a dozen pullover sweaters in various shades of
  10. I went through 5 years of hot flashes and I've never used my AC so much. Prior to that, it had to be in the mid-90s with high humidity before I would even think of turning it on. The great thing about living in Wisconsin was the several months of the year when I could step outside for a few minutes or open my car window while driving. In January when it's 18 degrees, that's an instant cure for a hot flash. In the winter my heat was set at 64 (down to 62 at night) and in the summer I ran my AC at about 74 degrees, plus I used a fan at night. In my office with windows that don't open, I had
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    Favorite Authors

    I read a lot of biographies and books on history, so many different authors. Some that come to mind are David Halberstam, David McCullough, Robert Caro, Taylor Branch and Doris Kearns Goodwin. For fiction, I read mysteries - Lisa Scottoline, Peter Robinson, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Robert Crais, Laura Lippman, Deborah Crombie, Jane Casey, Lee Child, Louise Penny, Jacqueline Winspear, Kate Atkinson, Kathy Reichs, Tess Gerritsen, Simon Brett, Sharon Bolton, Karin Slaughter, Laurie King, Jonathan Kellerman, Lisa Gardner and many others. Plu
  12. "Serpentine, Shelly, serpentine!" As you may have guessed from that quote, TCM is showing The In-Laws (early Sunday morning - 3:15 my time) and I've got my DVR all set, even though I own this on DVD. I love this movie. It makes me think of my late father. He was not a laugh out loud kind of guy, but he was overcome with laughter watching this movie. Peter Falk + Alan Arkin = comedy gold. The other line I always remember: "I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away."
  13. I'm so sad about Charles Grodin - I just loved him. As much as I loved his acting roles, I simply adored his appearances on Letterman and Carson. So, so funny. I'm going to have to find some of those on YouTube. A sad month, with losing Olympia Dukakis, Norman Lloyd and now Charles Grodin, three of my favorites. I hope 2021 takes a break for a bit.
  14. TCM's tribute to the great Norman Lloyd will be on Monday, June 14. They will be showing Saboteur (1942), Limelight (1952), He Ran All the Way (1951), and The Southerner (1945), as well as his 2016 interview at the TCM Classic Film Festival.
  15. I'm so sad about Norman Lloyd. He was just wonderful in everything he did and I loved the interview he did with Ben M. on TCM. Even though I'm almost half a century younger than he, I assumed he would outlive me. I'm surprised by his death, which is something I never thought I would say about someone who was 106. TCM is doing a tribute on Monday, June 14, and it will include that interview from the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, as well as 4 films. I had a co-worker who was as addicted to St. Elsewhere as I was and I remember one day we were in the elevator discussing the mos
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