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  1. 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?)
  2. 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.
  3. 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")
  4. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I'm not sure, I think it only works on phones, but you can download only the workouts you want to use. I don't have anywhere near the 300 workouts downloaded, I just download the ones I need. You can preview them before you download.
  13. The workout I've been doing is Nike Training Club. It's a free app you can load to your phone. The thing I like about it is the variety of workouts. There are close to 300 different routines you can do, ranging from 5 minutes to 60 minutes long, so you choose whatever you have time for. There are also different level of intensity and expertise. For most of the routines you need little or no equipment, some need dumbbells or a jump rope or something. A few need more advanced equipment, I avoid these. I'm older than you, (63), and I'm able to do most of the exercises, though I have to do modified versions of some.
  14. Boris Johnson spreading totally unfounded rumors about shrimp crisps being banned reminded me of a rumor being spread around my town. Plastic bags are going to be banned in Connecticut in two years, and starting today there's going to be a 10 cent tax on them. This doesn't bother me since I always use reusable bags. But it's upset some people, and someone spread a rumor that a local supermarket is going to eliminate shopping carts. There is absolutely no such plan, but a lot of people seem to believe it. They're writing comments on Facebook that "How am I supposed to go shopping for my family of four? I'm never going to that store again."
  15. Spoilers in headlines is one of my pet peeves. I know enough to not read stories about TV shows and movies that have just come out, but sometimes big spoiler are in the headlines of stories that you can't help glance at on a computer screen or newspaper. I remember just a few days after "Thelma and Louise" first came out I saw a headline spoiling the ending on the first page in the news section of the paper.
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