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Lady Florida.

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  1. We considered renting it but then I looked at the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. We went with Rocketman instead. At least that one had great music. 🙂
  2. I don't want to live in a lighthouse because the stairs would terrify me every time I had to go up or down. Plus I'm at the age where I just want to live in a one story house. That looks like the treehouse hotel where Princess Elizabeth was staying when her father died and she didn't yet know she was the queen. It was in Africa of course.
  3. I think I heard of this but I don't remember where (maybe here?). Both of our vehicles are Toyotas - a 2004 Sienna and a 2016 Camry. Both came with donut spares.
  4. It goes with everything. Most food looks good on it. You can dress it up with a pretty tablecloth, napkins, glasses, etc. And if you move you never have to worry if it will match your new kitchen.
  5. I use inexpensive white dinnerware from Gibson. I've had it for years and have no idea where (or even when) I got it.
  6. Dh swears by Brooks but I've long been a fan of New Balance (recommended to me by a podiatrist years ago). I don't know anything about Vionics sneakers but if they're anything like the sandals, you won't be sorry. I have several pairs of Vionics sandals and can walk around all day in them without my feet getting sore or tired. I have ASICS, Brooks, and New Balance walking shoes. I can wear either the Brooks or NB to a theme park all day without complaint, but can only comfortably get a few hours from my ASICS. ETA: I strongly believe it's a YMMV situation with any of these brands. I tend to over supinate, which isn't as common as over pronation. Your gait, weight, arches, etc. will all contribute to any problems you might have, and will also determine which type of shoe is best for you.
  7. Yep. The theoretical leader has business ties to the theoretical country committing genocide. It's definitely a conflict of interest .
  8. I'm still catching up on this thread but wanted to respond to a few things before moving on. Yes, and maybe just leave the room so you don't have to see what he's doing. Just accept that he does things differently but they get done nonetheless. I loved my mother and I miss her terribly, but I still recognize her faults. One big one was that she believed there were two ways of doing things - her way and the wrong way. It's a philosophy that leaves you with no one doing anything to help because they don't want to be criticized for doing things differently. I too rearrange the dishwasher as we start using more dishes (I run mine every other day) it makes sense to rearrange. When dh called me on it once, I pointed out that I also rearrange the items I put in. Sometimes you just need to make room for dishes that weren't dirty when you first loaded it. So do I. There was a time when washing in hot water was necessary because detergents didn't work efficiently in cold water. Those days are long gone but we hold on to the belief that hot water = cleaner than cold water. https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-are-you-still-washing-your-clothes-in-warm-water-1706931003
  9. Go! I did that once when I had to bring ds to a camping event. I loved it.
  10. Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
  11. I love all these pictures. Will post mine shortly. Love the pose! 😄 This is just too cute. ❤️
  12. Ds uses Windows 7 and we've been telling him for a while to upgrade. The problem is he won't get security patches and is on our network. That's a big deal. We bought him a bigger hard drive the Christmas before last and he never installed it. I'm frustrated over that - it wasn't cheap but we gave dss a fairly large gift that year and wanted to match it for ds. Every time there's a new os for Windows people complain but other than Vista I've never had issues with any of the upgrades. There's a lot to like about Windows 10.
  13. Piggybacking on Danae's comment: The only reason a considerate partner would be asking if you took your meds should be in a caring, I love you and worry about you sort of way, and maybe if the partner is normally forgetful about taking meds. He should not be using your mental health as a weapon.
  14. Even if he didn't hit your ds or didn't intend to, statements like that, especially if they're common, are teaching him not to report abuse.
  15. I'm not sure where he got that from. There are several places where the tap water has been unsafe for years. Flint, anyone? Florida has safe, if not good tasting, tap water. Bottled water is depleting our aquifer. Yes, Zephyrhills water (owned by Nestle) tastes good, but Floridians are paying a high price for it. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/editorials/os-op-nestle-bottled-water-florida-springs-permit-20190809-4fcfc2gnzndwdkpekmtj43qip4-story.html?fbclid=IwAR0-4rsLFL7d9D4J8JLcANvS1ji3MFex4skSpdEQS0UI0xLY-pJ-lDvnOdk https://www.zmescience.com/science/nestle-gallons-water-florida-02092019/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/opinion/bottled-water-is-sucking-florida-dry.html?fbclid=IwAR1zdksIExtUzHytIg0N2TGwPIM-wPZtUlzR3sXHItLrQnjFQRzt9w6uVeM - NYT link. Requires paid subscription if you've reached your free articles for the month
  16. I've shared each of these on Facebook in winter. 😄 There's a Facebook group called Florida Memes.
  17. The majority of people adjust. If they didn't Florida wouldn't have become the third most populous state, behind only California and Texas. Even the Native Americans who came here thousands of years ago migrated south from colder climates. My family moved from Northern NJ to Hallandale (just north of Miami), then up to Central Florida. We got rid of all our winter clothes thinking we'd never be cold again. Now we're among those "silly Floridians" who bundle up when the temperature goes below 60. Same with dh's family. They went from East Tennessee to Key West, then came up here a few years later. None of us who weren't born here have any desire to leave. The kids born here are curious about a four season climate. Dss always said he wanted to live where it gets cold. Shortly after high school he moved to Kansas City, MO with the promise of a job. He lasted 6 months, and having gone through one winter decided he couldn't go through another. Before he left Florida, he couldn't get it through his head that it not only doesn't warm up by noon in winter, but it stays cold every day for months. Ds is now saying he wants to move to a colder climate and dss has been giving him brotherly advice from one native Floridian to another. 😄 Yes, the humidity is much higher here. Both Florida and Texas are hot. It just depends on whether you prefer a dry sauna or a steam bath. 😂 As for outdoors, who says summer is the outdoor season? We spend much of the winter outdoors, and outdoors in summer means a pool, the beach, or the springs. On Christmas Day it's common to see kids outside in shorts riding their brand new Christmas bikes. People often grill out for Christmas dinner or a New Year's Eve party. Gardening is done from October-ish to April. Did he try to do landscaping in summer? Summer "gardening" mainly involves keeping the bugs and weeds at bay. We have a longer growing season than places that get freezing temperatures, but active gardening is best done in late fall, winter, and early spring. Yes, Floridians agree that the heat can be unbearable but people from cold climates will also say the cold is unbearable, and some stay indoors as much as possible during winter. ETA: Often the people who have trouble adjusting are the ones who can't (or won't) change their ideas about when to be outdoors and what the seasons mean in a tropical (south FL) or sub-tropical (north and central) climate.
  18. If you decide to eat at Mythos be sure to make a reservation. They get pretty busy. Another good option is Finnegan's Bar and Grill in Universal Studios. It has Irish Pub (American style) food.
  19. I saw a meme not long ago that said: BREAKING: The Onion on the verge of collapse after not being able to make up sh#t that is more idiotic than current reality.
  20. My guess is she thinks the movie has been discussed. Actually it was, but the thread wasn't very long. I liked it. It was comfort food. As soon as the theme music started I felt like I was about to visit an old friend. It wasn't an exciting movie but it wasn't an exciting series either. It was a soap opera with British accents and great costumes.
  21. It's not my kind of movie so even without the controversy I wouldn't be interested in seeing it. Ds and a friend went tonight to a 10:15 showing. I'm sure I'll be asleep by the time he gets home but I know he'll probably tell me about it tomorrow.
  22. This thread is funny but also shows the flaws in fitness trackers. I wonder how a good old fashioned pedometer would compare to today's trackers. I don't have a fitness watch but I use the Google Fit app on my smart watch. When I set it for fitness walking it has a glitch that keeps resetting the distance, and always to the same number - .04 miles. Everything else stays the same - time, heart rate, and steps. It only resets the distance and does it multiple times. I tried to pay attention to see if I'm doing something to confuse it but I can't figure it out. I can go on my 1 hour walk and in the end it will tell me I walked 7/10 of a mile or some other ridiculously low number. ETA: I also tried using the app on my phone in case it's the watch version that has a glitch. Nope. Same thing happens with my phone in my pocket tracking my walk.
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