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  1. I think this is a very old legend. I remember many years ago reading a story which has a mother telling a very similar story to her child, but in this case the "just right" race was Chinese.
  2. I got my "real ID" license last year when I renewed, a had to do a fair amount of research on line to figure out exactly what to bring with me. My husband renewed his license a few months before I did, but they didn't explain what he needed to bring, so he couldn't get the "real ID". Starting October 1 of 2020, you'll need the Real ID to get on any airplane flight, even domestic. Neither of us have any plans to fly in the next year, but I'm trying to persuade my husband to go the the trouble to get the new ID, since you never know when you might have to fly somewhere. He hates standing in line, dealing with bureaucracy, even leaving the house, so it's a tough sell.
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    I have the Little Giant Ladder. We just used it today. I asked my husband about it, since he's the one that uses it most of the time. It is a bit awkward and heavy, but it's the only thing that will work on stairs, and it does fold up nice and compact for storage. P.S. Be careful of your fingers!
  4. When I was a kid I heard the word "voila" all the time in cartoons and movies said by a magician, so I thought the word meant something magical had happened. It wasn't until later that I found out the word was French for "here is."
  5. Actually, dexedrine is not a cough syrup, it's an amphetamine (upper). I'm pretty sure he was thinking of dextromethorphan, which is a cough syrup. (Although, who names their kid after an amphetamine?)
  6. That's why I record everything, I only watch stuff through my TiVO (or streaming). There are some streaming services like Hulu where you have to watch ads, I mute during them. My husband hates ads so much he paid extra to get CBS All Access without commercials.
  7. I was laughing when Stephen was quoting that spokesman who said “There are different ways to bake the cake, depending on what sort of cake you want, the official said. “Different flavoring, different temperatures, different ingredients yield different types of cake, and the president as the master baker is testing recipes and deciding what type of cake he wants. The beginning sounded a lot to me like his introduction to "Meanwhile" segment. I also agree that it's a terrible metaphor for how you bake a cake. (And the idea that Trump is a "master baker")
  8. When Trump kept saying the country is "full," I was thinking: well, I guess that means you're going to announce mandatory birth control for everyone and forced abortions for all pregnant women, right?
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    The only thing I could come up with is that both these things are the type of things people buy as wedding presents. Maybe they figured just one of them wasn't a good enough present, so they bought two items.
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    That's probably it. Vegas Vacation is running on both BBC America and Sundance several times over the next few days.
  11. I grew up in the '60s. My family was not Italian, and we had veal parmesan fairly frequently. But my mother used prepackaged veal patties (I think mostly breading) and they were lots cheaper than chicken cutlets. She just put the cutlets in a 9x13 casserole, poured in a jar of spaghetti sauce, and sprinkled on mozzarella or parmesan cheese. I think this is the way a lot of non-Italian families made it, since it was cheap and easy.
  12. I have friends who I enjoy following of Facebook because they post unique, interesting content. I look forward to reading their posts. What I don't want to see is the same memes that everyone else is posting popping up over and over again. I mean, it's fun seeing them once, but when you see the identical post 15 times in one day, it gets tiresome.
  13. What I often do is click on the post and choose to hide the specific poster they're sharing. Most of these are political posts that I don't like. I've got no problem if they're sharing cute videos of cats, or pictures of their kids or grandkids, I just don't want to have to read obnoxious political posts. There was actually one acquaintance that I decided to hide all their posts, not because I disagreed with them, but because she posted everything she read all day long. I swear she spent all day on her computer sharing every single post she read.
  14. Or you could buy this: https://www.muellerspasta.com/our-products/pot-sized-pasta/spaghetti/ I've never tried it, but I saw it at the supermarket recently.
  15. I'm really enjoying this show. I liked the one a few weeks ago where Arturo yelled at a guy in a bar for saying "no problem" when he asked for a chair. It turned out they guy was actually born in America but raised in Colombia and felt discriminated against because he was light skinned with blond hair. Also, he was at the bar not with his lacrosse team, but his father's funeral. I also loved the one this week about the architect "Gerhardt Fjuck" who designed Penn Station and LaGuardia Airport, and whose goal was to make people feel miserable when they were in his buildings, without quite knowing why.
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