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Garbanzo

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« Reply #1740 on: June 01, 2017, 07:55:23 PM »
Made cookies. Did Laundry.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/10025/white-chocolate-macadamia-nut-cookies-iii/

Was going to upload a pic but can't remember how.


Garbanzo

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« Reply #1741 on: June 01, 2017, 08:08:55 PM »
Anybody have Car buying stories that were great or terrible?

Been shopping for a car and of course budget is limited. There are so many mixed opinions from people. Was looking at Kia Soul because it's inexpensive, I know some people who own them and like them a lot but haven't owned the vehicle for over 10 years.

Some people tell me Volvo and Toyota outlast everything else.

I'm not a car person. I almost want to pick something just so I don't have to shop anymore.

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« Reply #1742 on: June 01, 2017, 10:55:38 PM »
Go to library and read Consumer Reports Auto Buying Guide.
It will point you to the best, safest, most reliable used cars.

Or new.

Also use Kelly Blue Book (it's online) to find correct value.

Then you mention the blue book value when you go to buy, and refuse to pay more.

Good luck! (I've never owned a new car in my life, learned too much about their instant depreciation.) In 50 years of driving, I've had only one lemon and that one I could have avoided had I read the Guide.

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« Reply #1743 on: June 07, 2017, 12:44:32 AM »
Thanks Hops oxooxoo

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« Reply #1744 on: June 07, 2017, 12:45:46 AM »
Michelle Carter the chick that encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself and then do an awareness fundraiser after. In the world of strange personalities. This is a very odd one.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40181522

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« Reply #1745 on: June 07, 2017, 04:10:04 AM »
Michelle Carter the chick that encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself and then do an awareness fundraiser after. In the world of strange personalities. This is a very odd one.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40181522

I will have to read this later sounds too horrible and bizarre for early morning!  But was popping in to see what's going on and it's very nice to see you posting again, G :) x

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« Reply #1746 on: July 09, 2017, 02:03:29 AM »
Warm here. Listening to 80's music, ate leftover ribs after work.

tonight was told how my nephew's friend was killed during a boating accident this week, a 12 year old girl was driving the boat, told by an adult man (drunk) in the boat to knock a boy off an innertube, or told by another kid in the boat to do it. news reports aren't consistent. Some/ a lot of people really have the IMPULSE to harm others. Maybe it's just part of homosapien evolution.
Perhaps they were just trying to cause a wake but the 12 year old driver ended up hitting the boy w/ the boat's propeller. Life is so harsh.

Summer has dangers, I once interviewed for part of the intake process for an emergency room in a big hospital. They have more ER visits on nice days. The more people are out and being active the more opportunity there is for danger. 

Life is so hard to live to the fullest sometimes, and yet so many reminders of how fleeting it is.

Anyhow. Summer is still nice. I want to fall asleep in a dress right now but won't.

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« Reply #1747 on: July 10, 2017, 04:47:34 AM »
Warm here. Listening to 80's music, ate leftover ribs after work.

tonight was told how my nephew's friend was killed during a boating accident this week, a 12 year old girl was driving the boat, told by an adult man (drunk) in the boat to knock a boy off an innertube, or told by another kid in the boat to do it. news reports aren't consistent. Some/ a lot of people really have the IMPULSE to harm others. Maybe it's just part of homosapien evolution.
Perhaps they were just trying to cause a wake but the 12 year old driver ended up hitting the boy w/ the boat's propeller. Life is so harsh.

Summer has dangers, I once interviewed for part of the intake process for an emergency room in a big hospital. They have more ER visits on nice days. The more people are out and being active the more opportunity there is for danger. 

Life is so hard to live to the fullest sometimes, and yet so many reminders of how fleeting it is.

Anyhow. Summer is still nice. I want to fall asleep in a dress right now but won't.

Wow G that is a horrible story, I get people want to have fun and risk taking is part of life (as is making mistakes) but some people really do need to put a minute's thought into what they're doing.  Awful for the person that lost their life but also for that 12 year old who now has to live with what they did.  What a terrible situation.  I spend so much time shaking my head at road users who overtake on bends or fly out in a space that's too small and then cut me up to get back into the traffic, such big risks for the sake of getting thirty seconds ahead.  Sometimes it's lack of experience, some people, as you say, have a need to cause discomfort or harm in some way.  Sad and pointless.

Glad the weather is good, though, you mentioning ribs made me feel hungry!  Hope you got some sleep, whether in the dress or out of it :) x

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« Reply #1748 on: July 13, 2017, 02:19:04 AM »
Hi Two,

yeah it was a bad story, it was just a random deposit here

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« Reply #1749 on: August 10, 2017, 05:33:51 PM »
Mother was just telling me she was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer from getting her appendix removed few days ago.

I care it seems, but just how much do I care.... Anyhow.

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« Reply #1750 on: August 10, 2017, 11:38:50 PM »
Well, I'm sorry.
It's hard to be deeply moved when something like that happens to a cruel parent.
But then again, we usually find our own humanity during...

I'm sorry this is happening to her, Boat, but especially for the effects on you.

Hope you'll stay true to yourself and do only what is right for you, for your own reasons.

love,
Hops
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« Reply #1751 on: August 11, 2017, 07:36:08 AM »
Mother was just telling me she was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer from getting her appendix removed few days ago.

I care it seems, but just how much do I care.... Anyhow.

Sorry to read that, G, it's hard when someone receives bad news and we have mixed emotions - how we really feel, how we feel we ought to feel, what we tell others about how we feel and so on.  I hope the docs are able to help, I hope you are okay too xx

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« Reply #1752 on: August 11, 2017, 01:47:15 PM »
Thanks guys. Appreciated.

I do feel bad for her. Often I think or say like a teenager "I wish the bitch would die". I feel less buoyant though, bad news is never good I guess. She has to have a foot of intestine removed as a preliminary diagnostic step so the docs can look at the veins and lymph nodes.

In the end though our relationship is unhealthy and uncaring. I remind myself that I felt she was doing me a huge favor by giving me a cold stale slice of pizza when I was going through homelessness.

Ultimately I think it's best if I really try to just focus on the tasks I need to do in my own life. Things I usually procrastinate on etc.

She has her brother and her sister who are both millionaires. She is going to be as fine as is possible.

I guess in an ideal family and world it would be normal for me to care more.

It's just slightly confusing. "Okay so you have set this precedent that we don't treat each other well and we don't care, now when you are sick and need somebody to care... do I continue with what you started"

Something tells me that I should act like I care because I do but that I should really make a point of not getting too entwined mentally.

I can be humane to her and myself.  With some distance maybe. But that really is the problem of it all. "The distant parent"

Anyhow I'm just rambling.

This was bound to happen sooner or later, we all get sick. I've been asking myself for a while "how am I gonna feel when they are actually sick and dying".

The outcome of the surgery will probably be okay if it hasn't spread to far and all. It also means she is going to be telling me about all of this stuff. On some level maybe it's unfair of her to put it on me. It's like a street with one way traffic.

There is no winning in this. The only way to win is to try to have a good life without them.
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« Reply #1753 on: August 14, 2017, 02:49:21 PM »
It's very difficult, G, on the one hand there's a relationship that most people wouldn't tolerate for a minute with a partner but when it's your mum it's so much deeper and more complicated.  I have had times when I wished my mum would just pass (and only last week she'd given my sister so much grief that my sister told me she will just feel relieved when the time comes because she's so hard to deal with).  But that said wanting a mum/your mum is such a huge part of who we are and someone being ill like that is horrible for anyone to experience whatever the situation.  Like you say, there's no win or big victory.  We can only do our best and make peace with ourselves as much as possible, I think.  At the very least you know everyone here completely understands how this feels for you so you have somewhere safe to offload.  I hope things aren't too bad at the moment and that you're doing okay xx