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  1. Yeah No

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    Actually I just found out that only the around the head masks are NIOSH approved. That's one of the things that makes them different from the FDA approved KN95's which are similar but have the ear loops. Supposedly (but don't quote me on this, look it up for the best information) they're telling us now that the NIOSH approved ones are better than the ones only approved by the FDA or CDC because Omicron is so contagious that we should go up a notch to even better protection. The only difference between the NIOSH approved N95's and the FDA approved KN95's is that the NIOSH ones are rated
  2. LOL, I had a vivid dream last night about a cute little white cat and then you posted this. Then I read that dreaming about a white cat could mean something sexual or involving romantic relationships, LOL. More than coincidence? 😉
  3. I know that's probably true for most people, but not on my head. I can't keep those headbands from slipping around on my head. It's just the way my head is shaped plus my hair and the fact that I'm short. I have tried every which way to get them to work for me and it only gets worse, not better. When I cut and tie them into loops I get a MUCH tighter, secure fit. YMMV. Don't quote me on this because I'm not an expert, but another difference between the N95's and the KN95's is that N95s are rated by NIOSH for dry particles, not medical use, like the FDA ratings for KN95 masks with ear
  4. Again, the context here makes it even worse and is part of what lead me to say earlier in the thread that if you are a straight white man in this series you have a mark on your head. The implication of humiliating Steve in that manner is that Miranda would be better off with either a strong woman/transgender person or even a straight man of another race.
  5. For me it wasn't about the self deprecation if said in other contexts. I have laughed along with the best of them at Jewish self deprecation going back all of my life and am part Jew myself. For me it was the the self-deprecation within the context of a show that's trying overly hard to sanitize itself of negative ethnic and sexual stereotypes, and even those that are self uttered fall into that category as far as I'm concerned. Given how hard this show is trying to rid itself of those things comments like this make it seem like it's still acceptable for certain ethnic groups to utter self
  6. Yeah No

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    My town distributed NIOSH approved N95 masks and rapid test kits on Friday and we got some. I am impressed with the quality of the masks although they are the kind with 2 elastic bands that wrap around the head. I just cut them and convert them to ear loops. I researched them online and found them reasonably priced for sale by reputable sellers on EBay. If anyone is interested PM me and I'll send you the links.
  7. @SunnyBeBe and @Gramto6, my condolences on your losses. We hear that Omicron is milder but not so much for older people with conditions even if vaxxed. Regarding masks, my town distributed NIOSH approved N95 masks and rapid test kits on Friday and we got some. I am impressed with the quality of the masks although they are the kind with 2 elastic bands that wrap around the head. I just cut them and convert them to ear loops. I researched them online and found them reasonably priced for sale by reputable sellers on EBay. If anyone is interested PM me and I'll send you the links.
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    I see you make decisions about whether/where to shop based on the same factors I do. I just worry whether there will be additional shoppers out on Tuesday that didn't go out on Monday because of the weather. I don't want to stay in the house another day, though. I'm already getting cabin fever after this weekend. I didn't go out on Friday either because it was something like 8 degrees out. It's already snowing now and I hear the plows out on the main road in the distance. It's supposed to turn over to rain here at about 7:00 a.m. though so it looks like we're being spared the worst o
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    I'm another one with a lot of cold weather expertise having lived in the Northeast all of my life. I could probably live for over a month on all the food I have in the house. We have two large fridges, one in the garage and I am good at cooking and meal planning. I even keep a lot on hand in case we're without power. Let's not even mention that possibility though! Speaking of the weather, I found a snow plower on my town's Facebook chat page. He's an EMT and volunteer fireman and plows other houses in my area, so he seems like a stand up guy. I spoke to him yesterday and he's suppos
  10. Yeah No

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    I did two mall walks last week and felt safe. I'm going to try to continue doing them for the rest of the Winter. The past 2 years were horrible for me and I gained weight due to lack of exercise in the cold weather. I am determined not to let that happen this year. I still have 12 extra pounds to lose to bring me back to my pre-pandemic weight and I don't want to jeopardize the 6 pounds I've already lost. I took a DNA test that told me there's a fat gene and apparently I have it. I could stand to lose 30 lbs. Of course I was thin up until menopause so I'm sure that factors into it too.
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    Shape, you did a great job. Plus I am envious of your chin and neck. Unfortunately a double chin after 50 was written into my genes on both sides which is one reason I wear my hair longer. I'm lucky that I don't have a long face so it doesn't drag me down. I have good bone structure but this chin is the bane of my existence. My husband is always telling me to stop worrying about it and that I'm still beautiful but he's supposed to say that, LOL. I'm back to not going for haircuts for now and my hair really needs a trim. But I know myself well enough to know I couldn't handle cutti
  12. Bingo! And no, I don't think you're taking this too personally. It's amazingly tone deaf of MPK not to realize that many of the fans had a great love and affection for these characters and changing them too much and not necessarily in ways we would appreciate or feel are right for the characters would not only disappoint but actually hurt us. How could he be that self absorbed not to know his audience that well after so many years? But I guess he was so intent on proving to all his critics that he could make his show more progressive that he completely overlooked all of that. And maybe he
  13. Thanks for that and putting the date in too because I don't always remember the title. I got confused up there.
  14. I was going to post the exact same thing, even about Mark being largely ignored. So far Keisha doesn't seem any better than Jamie O. Maybe worse actually. Not sure I would blame the editing for that, though. I have always been suspicious about why they got rid of Jamie in the first place. Who exactly was making "complaints" about her and on what basis? This show obviously doesn't care about famewhores and people doing stupid things so most of the "reasons" that were speculated make no sense to me. A lot of people speculated about former cast members "lobbying" for the position but
  15. I don't see why the writers are feeling so cramped in writing for Sheldon. They have boxed themselves in by insisting on writing him as an emotionless robot, but there's no reason for that. Adult Sheldon is clueless but by no means an automaton. In fact he continued to be clueless and basically asexual throughout his life but that didn't stop the writers of BBT from making plots for him and make his antics FUNNY. This is supposed to be a comedy but they're writing him like a straight man with no foil. I see no reason why they had to put themselves in a straightjacket. IMHO, that's their
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