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1 hour ago, theredhead77 said:

The mail-order division of CVS is called CVS Caremark. It's how I get all my maintenance medications. They send an email when I'm due for a refill and I can elect to have it filled or not, and also email if they need a refill from the doctor. I know some people have not had a great experience with mail-order pharmacies but I have zero complaints.

https://www.caremark.com/

Costco also has a mail-order pharmacy. I suspect Rite Aid and Walgreens do, too.
https://www.costco.com/home-delivery

Ah, yes, I'm familiar with Caremark, I believe that it's actually through your insurance. I think, or maybe not. 😆

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31 minutes ago, GaT said:

Ah, yes, I'm familiar with Caremark, I believe that it's actually through your insurance. I think, or maybe not. 😆

It's certainly the "preferred" way many insurance carriers want people to get their prescriptions but it's not limited to those carriers. If you get your prescriptions filled at CVS you should be able to get them filled through their mail order system.

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8 hours ago, Hangin Out said:

Surely you have someone to help you?  No delivery?  Grandchildren?  It’s hard when you have medical issues.  Thank goodness we all have the t.v. and these threads to keep us fairly sane.  Even if you get at least one vax, it would be a big help.  I wish all the best for you.  Things will get better. 😀

Thanks! Unfortunately my family is all in CA, I'm in MT in a very rural area. My DD and I check in every day but as far as shopping etc, I'm on my own. Thank goodness for Amazon through most of this. I have done a ton of shopping there during this pandemic. Anything that gets me through the store faster.

Hopefully after I see my pcp in July I will be able to get the vax and feel safer about going out.

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On 5/21/2021 at 8:14 PM, WinnieWinkle said:

Today's peeve:  stop telling me you don't like cottage cheese in lasagna and that it's not authentic. I Do Not Care.  That's how my Mom made it and that's how her Mom made it and i already feel guilty enough because I use the no boil noodles (shh don't tell my Nana) .  And further why do people care so much about stuff like this?  If I'm not expecting you to cook it OR eat it what's your problem?

You haven't provided the context, but I assume this argument took place on an online cooking board, made up of people you have never and will never meet in real life?  Of course you don't have to feel bad about making your family comfort food the way your Mom made it, but I'm not surprised you got some pushback.  That's par for the course on a cooking message board.

Ten, hell more than ten years ago then Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee (yes, THAT Sandra Lee, of Food Network fame/infamy) was widely mocked in the press after Andrew's Italian-American MOTHER questioned her cottage-cheese-and-tomato-soup lasagna:

https://gothamist.com/food/cuomos-mom-trashes-his-gf-sandra-lees-lasagna

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7 hours ago, ratgirlagogo said:

You haven't provided the context, but I assume this argument took place on an online cooking board, made up of people you have never and will never meet in real life?  Of course you don't have to feel bad about making your family comfort food the way your Mom made it, but I'm not surprised you got some pushback.  That's par for the course on a cooking message board.

Ten, hell more than ten years ago then Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee (yes, THAT Sandra Lee, of Food Network fame/infamy) was widely mocked in the press after Andrew's Italian-American MOTHER questioned her cottage-cheese-and-tomato-soup lasagna:

https://gothamist.com/food/cuomos-mom-trashes-his-gf-sandra-lees-lasagna

And it’s worse with people trying to be “woke” and PC.  I make a lot of foods from my heritage “my say” (ie not authentic) not because of the lack of ingredients or because I feel I have to whitewash it, but because I was never taught - neither my grandmother nor my mom cook well or cook at all (in that order).  And I feel inauthentic learning from others if I want to make it a “family recipe.”  I have a private blog I update once in a blue moon that no one has access to other than me.  It includes recipes which I will pass on to my son when he turns 18 and is given access.  

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17 hours ago, Bastet said:

Another reason I'm glad to live alone - no arguing over the thermostat.  It's usually at 68 for the heat kicking in and 80 for the AC kicking in, but sometimes 70 and 78, respectively, if I'm in a mood.  I could deal with a little variation on heat (although I'd probably just grumble to put on socks and a sweater for Pete's sake), but anyone turning the air on at a cooler temp than that would really tick me off.  Thankfully, my cat doesn't complain.

Apparently, you don’t have high blood pressure.

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23 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

To Mrs. Magoo next door riding around on your lawnmower running over who knows what while you drive the damn thing at a too high rate of speed to keep it under control,  stop screaming as your mower makes all sorts of loud noises.  Shut the damn thing off and calm your ass down.  The noise will stop when the mower is off.   You ran over something you shouldn't have, because you weren't paying attention to what the hell you were doing.  Buy a push mower and use that and get some damn exercise in the process.   You clearly can't control yourself when riding around on a riding mower. 

Hahahahaha, this is my mom! Growing up it was a running joke to see what she would run over on the mower, she has a lead foot on that thing and apparently couldn't see a small tree stump/tonka truck/plastic garden gnome so it all got shredded. I don't know how many blades my dad had to replace because of her excuse "I never saw it!" It got so my dad stopped planting trees because she would mow over them repeatedly, even after he'd mark them with stakes. And the stakes got mowed as well. 

On 5/23/2021 at 11:17 AM, Hangin Out said:

 I like air .. husband always cold.  I switched to air and put it on 73.  Five minutes pass and like clockwork, he comes running out and complains he’s cold.

OMG, this is starting at my house. I run warm anyway, add in the beginning of menopause and I am sweating constantly. And if I'm doing housework it triples. I like the house at a cool 69. He thinks it should be 72, as he's sitting in his chair watching baseball. I throw a blanket at him and tell him either get up and help me and see how "cold" it is or put a blanket on and shut it. 

Don't even get me started on needing a fan on me all night. Again, I throw a blanket over him and tell him to thank his lucky stars he doesn't wake up in a pool of sweat 3 or 4 times a night. 

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Amen! It's always thermostat wars at my house. I have a normal body temp and no hot flashes anymore (Thank God!) but the hubs is cold all the time. He was really obese for a long time, got on a program and lost a bunch of weight but its like his internal thermostat never re-set itself. It got really warm here for a few days and I would come home and he would have the damn heat on! He hates to open a window for some fresh air, and bitches all the time about me having a fan on at night so I can sleep. Sigh. 

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1 hour ago, BexKeps said:

Hahahahaha, this is my mom! Growing up it was a running joke to see what she would run over on the mower, she has a lead foot on that thing and apparently couldn't see a small tree stump/tonka truck/plastic garden gnome so it all got shredded. I don't know how many blades my dad had to replace because of her excuse "I never saw it!" It got so my dad stopped planting trees because she would mow over them repeatedly, even after he'd mark them with stakes. And the stakes got mowed as well. 

OMG, this is starting at my house. I run warm anyway, add in the beginning of menopause and I am sweating constantly. And if I'm doing housework it triples. I like the house at a cool 69. He thinks it should be 72, as he's sitting in his chair watching baseball. I throw a blanket at him and tell him either get up and help me and see how "cold" it is or put a blanket on and shut it. 

Don't even get me started on needing a fan on me all night. Again, I throw a blanket over him and tell him to thank his lucky stars he doesn't wake up in a pool of sweat 3 or 4 times a night. 

Haha, thank you.  I was boiling ravioli steaming up the kitchen while doing laundry.  He was lying down watching golf all weekend.  He knows I have high blood pressure and run hot.  Same thing, different year.  Even in the car, the ac has to be on low.  Now we have duel ac in the car.  I do what I want.  They just don’t understand.

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29 minutes ago, Maisiesmom said:

Amen! It's always thermostat wars at my house. I have a normal body temp and no hot flashes anymore (Thank God!) but the hubs is cold all the time. He was really obese for a long time, got on a program and lost a bunch of weight but its like his internal thermostat never re-set itself. It got really warm here for a few days and I would come home and he would have the damn heat on! He hates to open a window for some fresh air, and bitches all the time about me having a fan on at night so I can sleep. Sigh. 

I’m laughing.  I always say “every man should have one period and one baby the natural way like I did.  They would all be dead.  They could never take it.  Why are they always cold?  I don’t get it.  Mine went to bed with flannel pjs and wool socks and a quilt.  I slept with a light nitegown, no covers.

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2 minutes ago, Hangin Out said:

 I slept with a light nitegown, no covers.

I sleep in a t-shirt and undies, with one sheet and a very thin blanket. The blanket is supposed to be cooling and supposedly doesn't hold body heat. It's made out of bamboo product, I tell you I still wake up in a sweat and throw them all off.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Hangin Out said:

I’m laughing.  I always say “every man should have one period and one baby the natural way like I did.  They would all be dead.  They could never take it.  Why are they always cold?  I don’t get it.  Mine went to bed with flannel pjs and wool socks and a quilt.  I slept with a light nitegown, no covers.

I have the opposite problem. My DH is always hot and I'm the one who is freezing. Except in the summer, then I'm the one moaning about being hot and he's perfectly comfortable. Damn Mediterraneans.

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7 hours ago, Hangin Out said:

Apparently, you don’t have high blood pressure.

I do, actually (which reminds me I forgot to take my pill today - thank you!).  I run warm, but I'm happy with ceiling fans and maybe open windows (depending on outdoor temperature) until it gets above 80 degrees in the house.  Pre-menopause hasn't included hot flashes or night sweats yet, though, so I'm sure all the energy I've saved by not cranking the AC will be gobbled up once I get into the real thing; I remember my dad and I under afghans as my mom had the windows open and fan going in February.  But, again, that will be a reminder I love living alone - no one arguing with me over my thermostat choices.

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3 hours ago, Hangin Out said:

Even in the car, the ac has to be on low.  Now we have duel ac in the car.  I do what I want.  They just don’t understand.

Dual ac in the car only works when the driver doesn’t insist that the extra-cold air shouldn’t be blowing directly AT him but rather directed to the windscreen.  When he does that raising the temp on my side doesn’t help,  because after all the purpose of that setting is to “clear” the windows uniformly!  The vents directed at the side window have no way to close them off so I keep a heavy fleece jacket in the car.  Once again I know I can never win that war!

As a lifelong yoyo dieter I have the metabolism of a slug so I am both fat and constantly freezing! 

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On 5/21/2021 at 11:20 PM, bilgistic said:

I didn't realize *my* peeves weren't the acceptable kind to discuss here. You don't have to report me; I'll take a self-imposed break.

Of course your pet peeves are acceptable here. They are Pet Peeves. I sure hope that I didn’t make a comment that made you feel your comment was invalid. It was your experience and your frustration

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On 5/23/2021 at 3:53 PM, Bastet said:

Another reason I'm glad to live alone - no arguing over the thermostat.  It's usually at 68 for the heat kicking in and 80 for the AC kicking in, but sometimes 70 and 78, respectively, if I'm in a mood.  I could deal with a little variation on heat (although I'd probably just grumble to put on socks and a sweater for Pete's sake), but anyone turning the air on at a cooler temp than that would really tick me off.  Thankfully, my cat doesn't complain.

OMG. I have an extremely thrifty husband and we live in a two story house (where the top floor did not cool off). I started having the worst hot flashes imaginable when I was 47. I told my husband that I was sweating all night and hadn’t had a good night’s sleep and we need to turn the thermostat down. Three days later, I asked him if he had turned the thermostat down ,of course he had.

I told him, you can either turn that thermostat way down and live with a higher energy bill or years or you can live with a miserable wife operating on no sleep - he wisely decided that a higher energy bill was a wise choice.

Now I tend to get chilly, he never thought that would happen.

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1 minute ago, Stats Queen said:

Of course your pet peeves are acceptable here. They are Pet Peeves. I sure hope that I didn’t make a comment that made you feel your comment was invalid. It was your experience and your frustration

I don't read every post here, but honestly I've felt this before. Sometimes you post a pet peeve, and someone judges you for finding that a pet peeve. It's like people forget a pet peeve isn't a serious thing that gets you worked up, it's just something you find annoying.   

I'll make that a pet peeve-pet peeve shaming! lol

 

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On 5/24/2021 at 2:25 PM, Hangin Out said:

I’m laughing.  I always say “every man should have one period and one baby the natural way like I did.  They would all be dead.  They could never take it.  Why are they always cold?  I don’t get it.  Mine went to bed with flannel pjs and wool socks and a quilt.  I slept with a light nitegown, no covers.

And they should have one horrible hot flash..l

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When it comes to group gifting/flowers, I don't at all mind covering for others and sharing credit even if everything was 100% me, but it's a pet peeve when the recipient thinks you had little to nothing to do with it. 

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I went through 5 years of hot flashes and I've never used my AC so much.  Prior to that, it had to be in the mid-90s with high humidity before I would even think of turning it on.  The great thing about living in Wisconsin was the several months of the year when I could step outside for a few minutes or open my car window while driving.  In January when it's 18 degrees, that's an instant cure for a hot flash.  In the winter my heat was set at 64 (down to 62 at night) and in the summer I ran my AC at about 74 degrees, plus I used a fan at night.  In my office with windows that don't open, I had a fan running all day, every day. 

What really got me was how amusing so many people found my discomfort.  Women and their wacky hormones, amirite?  This was so much more than a peeve; it was ENRAGING.  

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2 hours ago, Calvada said:

What really got me was how amusing so many people found my discomfort.  Women and their wacky hormones, amirite?  This was so much more than a peeve; it was ENRAGING. 

I once accidentally ingested a niacin pill, and what resulted was equivalent to an extreme hot flash.  Holy hell; from the neck up felt at least ten degrees hotter than the rest of me, and I was truly miserable for the time it took to work its way out of my system. 

I've had horrible periods (thanks to endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids) and expect a horrible menopause.  I will treat any fool who finds my menopausal misery amusing the same way I've dealt with the "it's just cramps" idiots all these years - they won't find it pretty.

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8 hours ago, Bastet said:

I once accidentally ingested a niacin pill, and what resulted was equivalent to an extreme hot flash.  Holy hell; from the neck up felt at least ten degrees hotter than the rest of me, and I was truly miserable for the time it took to work its way out of my system. 

I've had horrible periods (thanks to endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids) and expect a horrible menopause.  I will treat any fool who finds my menopausal misery amusing the same way I've dealt with the "it's just cramps" idiots all these years - they won't find it pretty.

Omg, I was taking them because I heard they could help with lowering cholesterol, worst mistake of my life. Extreme hot flashes, face turning bright red, it was horrible. 

 

17 hours ago, RealHousewife said:

When it comes to group gifting/flowers, I don't at all mind covering for others and sharing credit even if everything was 100% me, but it's a pet peeve when the recipient thinks you had little to nothing to do with it

I hear ya. I had a coworker take credit for a gift I arranged, ordered and set up. Although I had discussed it with this coworker, and she paid her share, it was my idea and I did the work. Hearing her accept all the thank you's and not saying "BexKeps did all the work, I just signed the card." was gut wrenching. Never again.

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Today's peeve: keyboards. I'm using 4 different keyboards depending on which desk I'm at and this one in particular keeps missing strikes. The one on the tablet is even worse. I posted a comment in the Jeopardy forum yesterday and didn't catch that several words were missing until this morning. I know I typed them.

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Today's peeve is people who ask a question that is clearly answered in the instructions for WhateverItWas, and then when you give them the answer by literally copying and pasting from the instructions, and telling them "this is an excerpt from the instructions", they respond with something like "you're amazing!" I am not amazing. I just check the instructions for the thing I'm trying to use.

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9 hours ago, Bastet said:

I will treat any fool who finds my menopausal misery amusing the same way I've dealt with the "it's just cramps" idiots all these years - they won't find it pretty.

I almost shouted at a TV character (or at least the writers who put the words in his mouth) when he made some throwaway comment about his wife's "terrible menstrual cramps" even though we had just seen her and she was absolutely fine.  What the hell do they think "terrible menstrual cramps" actually are if they think someone experiencing them is just going about their business as if nothing is wrong??

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26 minutes ago, theatremouse said:

Today's peeve is people who ask a question that is clearly answered in the instructions for WhateverItWas, and then when you give them the answer by literally copying and pasting from the instructions, and telling them "this is an excerpt from the instructions", they respond with something like "you're amazing!" I am not amazing. I just check the instructions for the thing I'm trying to use.

I usually just say “RTFM”. 

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14 hours ago, Bastet said:

I once accidentally ingested a niacin pill, and what resulted was equivalent to an extreme hot flash.  Holy hell; from the neck up felt at least ten degrees hotter than the rest of me, and I was truly miserable for the time it took to work its way out of my system. 

I've had horrible periods (thanks to endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids) and expect a horrible menopause.  I will treat any fool who finds my menopausal misery amusing the same way I've dealt with the "it's just cramps" idiots all these years - they won't find it pretty.

That experience with the niacin pill is not "equivalent to an extreme hot flash", at least in my experience, it is "equivalent to a hot flash"....and when anyone questions how bad could it really be, I just hand them a niacin tab and tell them to "check it out".

I had exactly your same experience with periods (minus the cysts) from age 10-1/2 on and finally had a full hysterectomy (had them take *everything* out) at age 50, which then brought on early menopause. I'm 65 now so its been 15 years of the hot flashes (fortunately no other symptoms - no mood swings, etc.). Well beyond pet peeve territory, at least in my estimation.

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My current peeve is read receipts on every single email. I use them sparingly when it's important and I ask people to acknowledge it so I know they read my email but dude. Every email? Nope, I am not sending it.

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On 5/25/2021 at 8:54 PM, Stats Queen said:

OMG. I have an extremely thrifty husband and we live in a two story house (where the top floor did not cool off). I started having the worst hot flashes imaginable when I was 47. I told my husband that I was sweating all night and hadn’t had a good night’s sleep and we need to turn the thermostat down. Three days later, I asked him if he had turned the thermostat down ,of course he had.

I told him, you can either turn that thermostat way down and live with a higher energy bill or years or you can live with a miserable wife operating on no sleep - he wisely decided that a higher energy bill was a wise choice.

Now I tend to get chilly, he never thought that would happen.

Omg .. all the guys are the same.  Mine is thrifty with the air, lights and the half cup of coffee I throw out.  But, he buys golf balls that cost $50 and golf shoes for $100.  Now, after any years, I do what I want and don’t give a shit.  I give money to my grandkids and buy them stuff too.  My mother always gave my kids a few bucks for their pockets and they were thrilled.  My father never knew.  The less they know, the better.  Life is short.

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15 minutes ago, Hangin Out said:

Omg .. all the guys are the same.  Mine is thrifty with the air, lights and the half cup of coffee I throw out.  But, he buys golf balls that cost $50 and golf shoes for $100.  Now, after any years, I do what I want and don’t give a shit.  I give money to my grandkids and buy them stuff too.  My mother always gave my kids a few bucks for their pockets and they were thrilled.  My father never knew.  The less they know, the better.  Life is short.

This is the way.

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Omg. Here for a major pet peeve -- people who flex when they say they're "so proud" that they never watched ____ TV show. Dude, why are you proud that you didn't watch a TV show? It's not like you getting a PhD or buying your first house -- it's TV. It happened tonight when someone on my FB page said he was "so proud" he never watched Friends after I posted about the Friends reunion. Dude, whatever. 

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10 hours ago, Lady Whistleup said:

It happened tonight when someone on my FB page said he was "so proud" he never watched Friends after I posted about the Friends reunion. Dude, whatever. 

I had this happen on FB yesterday too, someone asked for a show of hands if people had never watched the Kardahsians - very clearly implying "come sit by me at the cool kids table".  I haven't watched their show(s ?) I've zero interest in them but that doesn't make it something to brag about!

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1 minute ago, WinnieWinkle said:

I had this happen on FB yesterday too, someone asked for a show of hands if people had never watched the Kardahsians - very clearly implying "come sit by me at the cool kids table".  I haven't watched their show(s ?) I've zero interest in them but that doesn't make it something to brag about!

For real. Someone on my FB feed did that with Game of Thrones too and then blocked me when I said "the books or the tv show"? LOL.

It's such a weird thing to flex and brag about. 

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I haven't watched GoT because I know there is a lot of sad animal stuff in it. I have no doubt I'd love the rest of the show but I just can't with sad animal stuff. So my peeve on that is people trying to convince me that it's not that much and I should watch it. Nope, I know what happens, I read the internet and I'm good. I barely get through TWD but the sad animal stuff is pretty rare these days. Though if they kill DOG I will riot.

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3 hours ago, theredhead77 said:

I haven't watched GoT because I know there is a lot of sad animal stuff in it. I have no doubt I'd love the rest of the show but I just can't with sad animal stuff. So my peeve on that is people trying to convince me that it's not that much and I should watch it. Nope, I know what happens, I read the internet and I'm good. I barely get through TWD but the sad animal stuff is pretty rare these days. Though if they kill DOG I will riot.

From one redhead to another: I am with you 100% about any sad animal stuff.

I don’t care that it’s “just pretend” and that the the dogs “are acting.” Nope. Not for me. Not ever. 

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14 minutes ago, Bridget said:

From one redhead to another: I am with you 100% about any sad animal stuff.

I don’t care that it’s “just pretend” and that the the dogs “are acting.” Nope. Not for me. Not ever. 

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I'm not a redhead but I too refuse to watch any sad stuff in which animals are not treated well.  Heck, I can't even watch nature shows.

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16 hours ago, Lady Whistleup said:

Omg. Here for a major pet peeve -- people who flex when they say they're "so proud" that they never watched ____ TV show. Dude, why are you proud that you didn't watch a TV show? It's not like you getting a PhD or buying your first house -- it's TV. It happened tonight when someone on my FB page said he was "so proud" he never watched Friends after I posted about the Friends reunion. Dude, whatever. 

When I first went on these threads, I was amazed at how many lawyers, doctors and professionals posted and watched these Stupid shows.  I love them and it seems so does everyone else.  Friends, Seinfeld, Raymond and all those sitcoms were the best.  We need more of them.  That goes for these outrageous Housewives shows also.  Different strokes for different folks.  I look forward to them.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bridget said:

From one redhead to another: I am with you 100% about any sad animal stuff.

I don’t care that it’s “just pretend” and that the the dogs “are acting.” Nope. Not for me. Not ever. 

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I can’t and never will watch “the Lion King”.  Just seeing the Mother and baby makes me cry.

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19 minutes ago, Hangin Out said:

When I first went on these threads, I was amazed at how many lawyers, doctors and professionals posted and watched these Stupid shows.  I love them and it seems so does everyone else.  Friends, Seinfeld, Raymond and all those sitcoms were the best.  We need more of them.  That goes for these outrageous Housewives shows also.  Different strokes for different folks.  I look forward to them.

I wish more people had that attitude about TV shows in general. That reminds me of another thing that bugs me, that inevitably happens around this time of year when TV shows are getting renewed and cancelled. It's totally fine to be sad that a show you like is being cancelled, of course, but I hate when some people feel the need to dunk on other shows that were renewed, and act like they're somehow to blame for their favorite show being cancelled. It's like some people can't seem to fathom that there's all sorts of reasons why shows get cancelled, most of which can essentially be boiled down to which ones are and aren't making the networks/studios money. Add in the fact that there is a LOT more competition for eyeballs nowadays than there was, say, twenty, even ten, years ago, and that's a big factor as well. 

And then of course there's the people who always go, "I guess this show was just too smart for the simple masses." Even if I agree that it sucks that a particular show was cancelled, the moment someone says that I automatically roll my eyes. It's just such an obnoxiously snooty thing to say.

On that note, I too have never understood the way some people make a big to do of the fact they've never seen a popular show, and act like that somehow makes them cooler or better than others. It's one thing to say that a show doesn't seem like your thing, or to simply say you've not seen it, but there's no need to get all high and mighty over it. 

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27 minutes ago, Annber03 said:

On that note, I too have never understood the way some people make a big to do of the fact they've never seen a popular show, and act like that somehow makes them cooler or better than others. It's one thing to say that a show doesn't seem like your thing, or to simply say you've not seen it, but there's no need to get all high and mighty over it. 

Same thing as being all high and mighty about not being on Facebook or Twitter.  Or not having a smartphone.  Or not ever flying anywhere.  People can get so high and mighty over the silliest things.

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19 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Same thing as being all high and mighty about not being on Facebook or Twitter.  Or not having a smartphone.  Or not ever flying anywhere.  People can get so high and mighty over the silliest things.

Ha, in my case, I've only ever flown once in my life, but my reason for not flying more often is that I've just never had the money and means to do so regularly :p. That's also the big reason I don't have the latest gadgets. I'm just broke, LOL. 

And of course, there's also the people who are afraid to fly. But yeah, whatever the reason, I agree it's a weird thing to make a big deal about not doing. I don't understand what people who do that hope to achieve, what kind of reaction they expect to get. 

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28 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Same thing as being all high and mighty about not being on Facebook or Twitter.  Or not having a smartphone.  Or not ever flying anywhere.  People can get so high and mighty over the silliest things.

Not having a cellphone is my biggest peeve because I have a friend like that and he is ALWAYS asking to borrow my cell phone to 'make an emergency call.' After awhile with all the emergency calls it's like yeah, get a phone yourself. But no, he takes so much pride in not "giving in to technology."

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1 hour ago, Hangin Out said:

I can’t and never will watch “the Lion King”.  Just seeing the Mother and baby makes me cry.

Oh, that just reminded me of why I will never watch Dumbo again.

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I wasn't allowed to watch Lassie when I was little because I got too upset when Lassie was in danger.

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2 hours ago, Katy M said:

Same thing as being all high and mighty about not being on Facebook or Twitter.  Or not having a smartphone.  Or not ever flying anywhere.  People can get so high and mighty over the silliest things.

I went on Facebook once to see what the big deal was.  All I saw were people dressed up, or on vacation.  The comments were all the same, for instance “you look beautiful” .. “stunning” .. “so gorgeous”, blah, blah.  They all looked like crap .. hahaha.  What bullshit.  It’s all competition, to me anyhow.  Do I feel bad that I didn’t go to the Bahamas for two weeks?  Hell no.  I go to Disney every year in the car.image.png.8b19657e7a5486659cb176f33061f7c9.png 

P.s.  I have no idea how that thing up there came on.  A Unicorn?

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3 hours ago, ABay said:

I wasn't allowed to watch Lassie when I was little because I got too upset when Lassie was in danger.

I about lost my mind over the Miss Gulch just coming and taking Toto. Dammit, it still upsets me.

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6 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

I about lost my mind over the Miss Gulch just coming and taking Toto. Dammit, it still upsets me.

My mom said that was the scene that always most upset her in the movie, too. Flying monkeys, fine, whatever, but Miss Gulch taking Toto away? Nope. That was too much. 

All this talk of these kinds of scenes from movies is reminding me of All Dogs Go to Heaven, that I used to watch as a kid. Granted, the title of that one made it clear what you were in for, but still... 

And then there's Littlefoot and his mom in The Land Before Time....

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15 minutes ago, Annber03 said:

And then there's Littlefoot and his mom in The Land Before Time....

I didn't watch very many cartoons or animated movies when I was a kid, and they were even less my thing as a teen and adult, but once when visiting family when I was about 15, my cousin's little kid became obsessed with me and at one point wanted me to watch a movie with him.  Fine, that seems far less annoying than everything else I've been roped into, and he'll be quiet.  He picks one of his favorites, The Land Before Time, which I know nothing about.  It starts, and, okay, it's an animated dinosaur movie.  Certainly not my pick, but fine, and I find the little dino quite cute.  Well.  I wind up bawling - and wondering what the hell is wrong with this child that this is one of his favorite movies.

And why in all hell are all the moms in animated movies dead/killed or missing?!

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