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Everything posted by MeanestMomInMidwest

  1. I think I'll borrow Audrey's line: Two crimes don't make a right.
  2. August 6, 1890 was the first execution by electric chair which was a horrible event and took two throws of the switch and eight minutes for william Kemmler, a convicted murderer, to die. Also a significant historical event.
  3. If you just want to be considered well read, then get some of the summaries of the great books. Memorize certain things (the more obscure, the better), throw them into random conversations. Or buy the books and prominently display them in your house, people will see them and think, "gosh, she's well read." :lol: Joking, of course....
  4. Maybe you could have a baby shower with the understanding that all the gifts would be donated to a worthy cause. Surely there is a woman/child organization that could benefit from new baby items? Or even a foster care organization that places infants. That way, the ladies would get the party they desire, you'd get to know everyone, and someone who really needs it will benefit from their (and your) generosity.
  5. well...yes. <take that any way you want:tongue_smilie:
  6. Not getting into the swimming thing, but I must interject to say that beach volleyball is, indeed a sport. How do I know? The litmus test: Can you drink beer while performing this activity and still perform it well? The answer for beach volleyball (esp competitive, pro & Olympic) is no. Therefore, it must be a sport. :D
  7. yeah, but you really don't know me very well either.:tongue_smilie: As I tell my kids, "we're all weird in our own way"
  8. Oh yeah, I didn't think you were implying it is strictly a European thing. I was really just try to reinforce to myself that I'm not a freak for being what many consider to be immodest. There are actually whole groups of people who share my immodesty! I am being assimilated into the culture around me, though. It has been a long time since I shed any clothing in public. Course, it has also been a long time since I've been diving.
  9. It is a cultural thing, I guess. And the culture of not attaching sexuality to bare flesh is not strictly European. Dh and I used to be avid SCUBA divers (pre-kids). We thought nothing of changing out of wetsuits and/or wet swimsuits, down to our alltogether, and into dry shorts & shirt in a parking lot full of other divers and miscellaneous other people. We might throw open the car door and change behind it, but more so we could reach our dry stuff on the seat than for modesty. Everyone did this. Nobody gawked at anybody. I know when dh went diving without me, he didn't change his habi
  10. I read them too, and don't think I'm scarred. I'd write more, but I have to go put rat poison in the powdered sugar on the donuts I give to the rats that in my attic. If you hear any strange noise from up there, rest assured it is just rats, not children. :D Okay, I remember the books and maybe they warped me if not scarred me (or maybe its a chicken/egg thing with the warping of me and the books)
  11. :iagree: Our microwave has a "potato" setting that makes perfect baked potatoes, no heating up the house or waiting required!
  12. I clean my counters or declutter a chronically cluttered space. After coffee, of course. I'm crabby while decluttering, but as soon as I see the perfect expanse of a clear counter, a nicely arranged bills and letter box, or an alphabetized cabinet of DVDs, my crabbiness evaporates. If I'm not up to decluttering, I stand in front of the refrigerator and stare at the door. I purposely bought a stainless refrigerator that magnets will not stick to so the door is always uncluttered. Psychoanalyze that! :D
  13. I let my kids read whatever they want. As a child I was allowed to read whatever I wanted. I read most of what a lot of folks on here would consider "bad" or "twaddle" (however I think Sweet Valley High was after my time because I never heard of that series). I also read a lot of classics. Read Little Women before I was in high school and then went on to read most of the rest of Louisa May Alcott's books. To this day I can't help finding and reading every book every written by an author if I happen upon one I liked. I was a voracious reader - still am. I immersed myself in the books to
  14. "magically" is the correct word. Leg length discrepancies are a very common chiropractic ruse. Please do not read into this that I think nobody has a real, documented leg length discrepancy or that all chiropractors are shysters who received their degrees in strip malls.
  15. what is the point of telling the recruiter? To get the boy in trouble? To get the Marines to reject him? If he continues the behavior after he's in the Marines, one of two things will happen: He'll either get booted out or he'll shape up.
  16. I really like these! I can't read the text, but am assuming that it has accurate statements of the historical figure's life.
  17. that's funny. One of my kids recently asked why it is called a glove box and the only thing I could say is, "I guess everyone used to keep gloves in the car and needed a place to stash them."
  18. gift card! basket of breakfast making stuff with a breakfast in bed tray His and Hers towels & washcloths (and robes if you want to spend the $$)
  19. Joanne, your answers are very articulate and have really made me think. Thank you for expressing your views here. ~M
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