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  1. Gah, they were overthinking the states question. They got Ohio and Utah, which rule out "border each other" and "names are one syllable," even if they don't know where they are in relation to the Mississippi River...and if they know where Ohio is, it rules out that answer, too. So "starts with a vowel" is all that's left. Didn't even need to come up with Iowa. Trinidad is closer to mainland South America than I realized... Fun fact: Julie Bowen's charity (Baby2Baby) "is one of the four charities to which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex suggested people might donate instead of sending gifts for their newborn son Archie in 2019" (from Wikipedia). Julie is on the board of directors. I guessed Fast Times for the movie question because it's the only one I've never seen and I couldn't think of three Oscar winners for any of the others (though I don't really pay that much attention to the Oscars, so that was no guarantee).
  2. I don't think it was asking to actually finish the quote. The wording of the question (according to the J Archive) was President Reagan urged, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down" this, & you can see part of it at the Reagan Library; Alex sort of paused before ruling him correct so I thought he actually was expecting "Berlin Wall" as a response but I think they would have had to accept it either way, since it can be interpreted as a 'finish the quote' thing.
  3. I did see that episode (twice!) but I don't know if she mentioned her husband/Argo on there. I feel like I saw her in something else (whether it was recent or just a youtube video I came across, I don't remember).
  4. Yeah, I have no idea how they decide what number is okay. For Indoor it says General indoor gatherings must be limited to 25 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower. All attendees at indoor gatherings must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart. Indoor gatherings for weddings, funerals, or memorial services must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower. Indoor gatherings for religious and political activities protected under the First Amendment must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower. Indoor gatherings for entertainment centers where performances are viewed or given, including movie theaters, performing arts centers, and other concert venues, must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower. I'm thinking of just stopping by to bring his present but not staying long. Gonna text her first to make sure they're still outside. It's kind of cloudy and high temp for today is mid 60s.
  5. I've seen Argo, but it also helped that I recently saw Jonna Mendez (CIA "master of disguise") on something and she mentioned Argo because it's based on one of her husband's CIA operations.
  6. So today is my godson’s 6th birthday. They’re having a party, outside, about 12-14 people (it's just her family, and 8 of them live in her house, plus her uncle and her brother and his wife and 2 kids). I never actually told my friend if I was going to come or not…I hate that it’s even something I have to question. How long until we don’t have to worry about whether it’s safe to go have some cake in the backyard? 😞 (For what it's worth, the NJ covid page on gatherings, which says it was updated three days ago, says "General outdoor gatherings must be limited to 500 people and social distancing must be practiced.")
  7. That was the first thing that came to mind, too, but I knew it was wrong. Die Hard and Argo were the only movies I knew. (And I've never even seen Die Hard.)
  8. lol...I actually got that one. And I wasn't on any substances, unless you count too many of those little Halloween-assortment packs of Skittles.
  9. My parents would be willing to support me if I really needed it (and, while not rich, are in a much better financial position than Dan), but they still made me pay rent when I lived with them after college. Granted, it was less than I would have paid anywhere else, and I got six months after graduating before I had to start paying, but I still had to pay. (They wouldn't have kicked me out if I truly couldn't afford it, though.) There's supporting, and then there's enabling. Dan enables them to continue making bad decisions (not that he's been a great example, himself).
  10. I've been playing YT videos at 1.25 speed lately (same as the "faster" option for podcasts on my ipod)...but then I have random music videos mixed into my Watch Later list and forget to put the speed back to normal. Then if I hear the song again later it sounds so slow. What bugs me the most is when they stare at the board for several seconds deliberating on which clue to pick next.
  11. I'd rather fast talking than not clearing the board. I actually didn't notice it in her first game but tonight there were a couple times that I barely understood what she said (one of her responses sounded like she dropped a letter and I half expected Alex to rule her incorrect).
  12. Yes! I want to know, now. A woman I used to work with has a daughter who has synesthesia; she sees colors/patterns with music. She is also apparently a rather good pianist.
  13. One bonus of the pandemic at work...they took away as much "communal" stuff as possible, which included the baskets of lotions and sprays (mostly Bath & Body Works-type stuff) that someone put in the bathrooms. (I think the person who originally put them there was trying to unload stuff from her house but then they became a place for people to dump stuff they didn't want.) There are a few B&BW scents I like but most of them are too strong for me. And several of them were tropical scents and I haaate coconut scented stuff. Though my boss has started making coffee upstairs again this week (they started doing it in the cafeteria during each shift's first break a few weeks ago but it's served by volunteers rather than everyone crowding around the dispensers). He only took out a few cups and one container of powdered creamer (which had been hidden away in the cabinets), though. I'm hoping they'll let us have the microwaves back soon. I don't mind no fridge (insulated bag with ice pack is fine for the five hours between leaving the house and lunch) but the microwave would really expand my lunch options.
  14. She lost tonight. (She did not talk any slower, either.) I got 80% on the Jeopardy round! (Including all of Chain Stores and Things to Do on a Rainy Day; annoyed I blanked on Rip Van Winkle.) Not so much on DJ (63%). I didn't get the titanium DD because he answered so fast I didn't have time to even finish processing the clue. FJ was instaget. (I might credit the Nat Geo Genius season on Picasso but I probably would have known it anyway.)
  15. I wonder if he can't see well enough to get them himself. Also I would imagine they might have some kind of grabber or net to retrieve things that fall into the water. In some ways that's an advantage because the more muscle you have, the more weight you have to pull through all those hanging obstacles. That's the problem some of the bigger guys have.
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