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  1. Thanks for the suggestion. The phone is a separate issue but I've got a technician coming on Friday and hopefully it is something like a faulty splitter causing the issues! I can live without cable but the Internet is a basic necessity for me now!
  2. My internet connection has been crappy for days now, our cable sucks (pixalating and random channels not even showing up) and my phone is a horror show where I keep muting or hanging up on people or opening things I DID NOT touch. I think I have angered the technology gods.
  3. My days of watching shows aimed at teens are long over but what bothers me with the shows I do watch is when they have female main characters as young as 11 or 12 dating. It's like as soon as a girl on a show gets past the age where they are adorable little moppets the writers have no idea what to do with them so they thrust them into the teen world of dating and obssessing over clothes and boys and their appearance. I totally grant that this is a reality for a lot of girls, even at that age - but it's also not the reality for a lot of other girls and you wouldn't really know that based on
  4. I'm a fall/winter person married to a summer fanatic. The only season we can agree on is spring - him happy because summer is almost here and me happy because summer isn't here yet!
  5. Oh god people are stupid! At least with my SIL I know it's not stupidity based on crap she gets from Tik Tok or any other Internet place. She gets her urban legends and various other idiocies the old fashioned way.
  6. My 5 yr old granddaughter is always Facetiming me and using these (hmm, apps?) that turn her into a mermaid or a butterfly or whatever. It's cute, if a little exhausting! when a 5 yr old keeps doing this. When an adult woman can't seem to post a picture without messing around with it it's just beyond annoying.
  7. I was talking to my SIL yesterday and offered to help her get an appointment for the Covid vaccine as she is an extreme luddite and doesn't have a computer because, just don't ask - anyway she told me that she isn't "vaccine hesitant" but she's "vaccine concerned" and wants to wait at least a year from when people first started getting the vaccine before getting it herself just to see (and I am quoting here) "if people's arms start exploding or other horrible things start happening to them". Mmmkay. So essentially she'd rather stay hunkered down for at least another 6 months and it's perfect
  8. Why am I having flashbacks to the Duggar scandal a few years back where those fundies claimed that almost every family dealt with issues like molestation and incest?
  9. And as you point out how are we supposed to know the animal is actually being friendly? I am not afraid of dogs, I am however afraid of vicious dogs and a dog off leash running towards me barking could be vicious. We have a lovely wooded walk near us that I avoid now because of exactly this issue. I'm tired of being the bad guy when I ask people to leash their dog so now I just don't go there. Which seems very unfair but I guess who said life was fair?
  10. Hearing about other places moving forward (hopefully safely) does give me hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel! On the other hand I admit it I get a little jealous when I see and hear about other people seeming to be living normal lives while we're still under stay at home orders, lockdowns and travel restrictions. Not to mention wearing masks and etc etc. Some days I'm a better sport about this than others ๐Ÿ™ƒ.
  11. I'm out. From now on I only watch The View when the faire martyr isn't on. I can't deal with her anymore.
  12. What is it about ice cream trucks anyway? They rarely went through our last neighbourhood (and I've yet to see one here) but when we would hear that music, even without kids around, my husband and I would channel our inner 10 yr olds and then either talk ourselves out of running out and chasing it up the street or else we would give in and run out and chase it up the street!
  13. My Pandemic related depression comes and goes. I know I'm luckier than many out there but today I am feeling blue. We made the deliberate decision to keep our "bubble" limited so that I could be an essential caregiver for my mother and be available to help my father. But today the other grandparent on my son's side is posting lovely pictures of themselves in the pool with the grandchildren. I couldn't see them much anyway as they live in Quebec and we're not supposed to travel between provinces (even though the travel in this case is about 60 km) but even so I am sitting here right now fee
  14. I was so disappointed - my cable picked last night to act up so when I sat down to watch the show that I had so carefully PVR'd it was mostly pixillated. Off to google to see if it's on the Internet somewhere!
  15. The point being made though is that those choosing to call the couple "The Markles" are not doing this because they believe this is the name they go by. Whatever the motivation it is not a desire to use the names Harry and Meghan prefer. What is interesting to me is these same people also believe every move Harry and Meghan make, up to and including the name they chose for their daughter and the timing of the announcement of her birth, are calculated for maximum profit and attention. Which seems to argue against them preferring the use of Markle as a last name.
  16. Funny this topic coming up today - I just had a very unpleasant interaction with someone on FB because they posted a lengthy list of unsubstantiated claims about residential schools in Canada. Which is a huge and extremely horrible ongoing story here right now. Anyway many of the claims are, sadly, no doubt true. Some were very obviously ridiculous and anyone with a modicum of common sense would realize that. However pointing this out, apparently, is denying victims the opportunity to "speak their truth". Being skeptical of outlandish claims apparently is revictimization. So my
  17. What it sounds like is someone determined to convey the impression that Harry is emasculated and being led around by an overbearing woman. Because we all know a Real Man would never use his wife's name.
  18. I'm just relieved they didn't go with Edith! Not just because it would be kinda creepy to name your two kids after a married couple but because, well, Edith. My apologies in advance to any Ediths out there but definitely not my cup of tea where names are concerned!
  19. Ice cream sandwich now - as a kid definitely would have chosen the Drum Stick or the creamsicle (whichever was cheaper ๐Ÿ˜„).
  20. From the attached article: Of course, stating you are retiring in the music business is itself a time-honored tradition. Elton John, Cher and many others have mounted โ€œfarewellโ€ tours for many years. I know there have to have been people who announced their retirement and then actually did retire - I'm blanking out on any off the top of my head of course but in all sincerity I know there have been some. It does though seem more like a way to generate some buzz - but then again do Cher or Elton John really need to generate buzz? Not that O'Connor is in their league.
  21. I am guessing by announcing the baby's arrival on June 6th they are trying to steal the spotlight from the soldiers who were involved in the Normandy invasion?
  22. In England after the birth of each baby poor Kate had to make the ceremonial exit from the hospital (and god help her if she actually dared to look like a woman who's just had a baby!) I wouldn't blame Harry and Meghan if they wanted to avoid any pictures of the trip to or from the hospital!
  23. I was Chief Librarian at a public library when the last Harry Potter was released. We had to sign some non-disclosure type thing with the distributer before we got our copies so we could have them catalogued and prepped ready for the Big Release. Even though I wasn't a fan I admit I had to go the end of the book to find out what happened and while I didn't tell anyone I did tease my Harry Potter manic children with the knowledge that I had the inside scoop on Harry's fate days before they did ๐Ÿ˜„.
  24. Yes with all the drama that has gone on in the House of Windsor this past year or so people tend to forget that Harry is very close to his grandmother and from all accounts she and Meghan got along extremely well. The Queen may have been disappointed in the choices Harry and Meghan made but she and Philip both continued to 'meet' with Harry and Meghan (and Archie too of course) in the same way most extended families have been meeting in this time of lockdown and social distancing. Not surprising at all that they are honouring the grandmother not the Her Majesty ๐Ÿ™‚ .
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