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Re: Have you had any cosmetic procedures or surgery?

I've been having a little botox once a year for the last 2 years, I have never had any forehead lines (I'm 45) but I thought I was getting a little pinched, angry look between the brows. Also, a little filler in my top lip to smooth out some vertical 'smokers' lines, even though I don't smoke. And a...

by MishB

March 23rd, 2014, 6:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Have you had any cosmetic procedures or surgery?

Replies: 113

Views: 1964
Re: Is it legal for restaurants to add automatic gratuity...

We regularly receive good service in the restaurants we frequent, but I agree that in more casual cafes it can be unreliable, student waiters etc. I guess it also depends on what you consider good service. I don't particularly like the obsequious service that is common in America, I don't want to kn...

by MishB

March 17th, 2014, 6:23 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is it legal for restaurants to add automatic gratuity...

Replies: 29

Views: 698
Re: Is it legal for restaurants to add automatic gratuity...

If they had removed the gratuity and then raised minimum wage.... imagine what the cost of food and services will be? Probably what we pay here in Australia! So many people are horrified by the prices here. I know I look forward to eating out more in the US because it is so much cheaper. My husband...

by MishB

March 15th, 2014, 6:45 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is it legal for restaurants to add automatic gratuity...

Replies: 29

Views: 698
Re: Simplifying your life--what luxuries do you cut?

Mani/pedis, although I exchanged that for eyelash extensions so no real net saving there. Magazines - I was shocked how much I was spending over a month when I added them up, now I swap them with a close group of friends so I still get to enjoy them for a fraction of the cost. Meat - we've always ha...

by MishB

February 16th, 2014, 4:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Simplifying your life--what luxuries do you cut?

Replies: 49

Views: 1247
Re: Royal Jewels

Okay, this isn't an updo with a tiara, but the fact that The Queen loaned the Duchess this necklace screams, "I approve of Catherine!" from Her Majesty! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2557090/Kate-Middleton-adds-sparkle-Portrait-Gallery-fundraiser-diamond-necklace.html The neck...

by MishB

February 11th, 2014, 8:48 pm

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: Royal Jewels

Replies: 12318

Views: 1424539
Re: Window Treatments- what is popular these days?

It also depends on the style of your house and your furniture. My house is a period weatherboard cottage with a modern extension at the rear. All of our windows have off-white roman blinds. In the front, original part of the house I also have drapes - a drop of blockout drape on either side of the w...

by MishB

February 8th, 2014, 12:10 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Window Treatments- what is popular these days?

Replies: 19

Views: 391
Re: Amanda Knox to be retried for murder???

The Italian justice system is scary to say the least. The prosecutor in this case, Giuliano Mignini was himself convicted of prosecutorial misconduct regarding another famous Italian murder case - The Monster of Florence. Google him, it's horrifying that this man is still allowed to prosecute cases....

by MishB

February 1st, 2014, 7:19 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Amanda Knox to be retried for murder???

Replies: 24

Views: 783
Re: Funniest cat video ever

This is my husband and Audrey. You can tell who has the upper hand here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7EuZETbG6Q

by MishB

January 21st, 2014, 4:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Funniest cat video ever

Replies: 17

Views: 302
Re: Eeek! Gave my DH the cold sore virus, he's super upset!

Forget the scotch, pour him a big cup of concrete and tell him to HTFU. Seriously, get some Compeed patches from the chemist, they are a miracle. I've suffered from cold sores most of my adult life (and never passed them to my husband, who must truly be immune), but I have only just discovered these...

by MishB

January 21st, 2014, 4:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Eeek! Gave my DH the cold sore virus, he's super upset!

Replies: 38

Views: 1074
Re: PS Dust for a stranger please

Done and dusted.

I hope your neighbour recovers.

Material possessions can be replaced but beloved pets cannot, that is heartbreaking.

by MishB

January 10th, 2014, 1:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: PS Dust for a stranger please

Replies: 36

Views: 476
Re: Cold Sores.

I've suffered from cold sores for most of my adult life, when I get one it's big - a lot of swelling and then a nasty scab for weeks. Do you have these in the US? Compeed patches. http://www.compeed.com.au/compeed-coldsore They are truly brilliant. I carry one in my handbag and pop it on the area at...

by MishB

December 19th, 2013, 9:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Cold Sores.

Replies: 20

Views: 390
Re: Do you call back 'missed' calls?

Rarely, only from my husband, family or close friends.

And I don't even answer calls from blocked numbers or numbers that aren't in my address book.

by MishB

December 7th, 2013, 1:53 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you call back 'missed' calls?

Replies: 34

Views: 421
Re: Flip flops and arch support

I really loathe flip flops (we call them rubber thongs here), the only time I usually wear them is home from the beauty parlor after having a pedicure. A couple of months ago, I walked around the city for a few hours after my pedicure before going home. By that night I was in agony from sciatica. Ag...

by MishB

November 4th, 2013, 3:49 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: Flip flops and arch support

Replies: 11

Views: 1770
Re: Have You Ever Had ACL Troubles?

JF, just remember you have nothing to lose by waiting and weighing all the options. That's what they told my husband - just because you decide not to rush into surgery, it doesn't mean you can't have it down the track if you don't recover sufficient function. One thing you do need to do is getting i...

by MishB

November 4th, 2013, 3:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Have You Ever Had ACL Troubles?

Replies: 15

Views: 279
Re: Have You Ever Had ACL Troubles?

My husband and I have both torn our ACL skiing. I was first (in Vail a few years ago) I opted for surgery, on the advice of the surgeon (one of Australia's top knee doctors) I chose a LARS graft, which is an artificial graft. The recovery time is a lot shorter, and doesn't involving healing of the h...

by MishB

November 3rd, 2013, 3:44 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Have You Ever Had ACL Troubles?

Replies: 15

Views: 279
Re: Your thoughts on chemotherapy for cancer treatment

I had concurrent chemo and radiation therapy last year, it finished a year ago today actually. I coped very well with the chemo, had almost no ill effects. I had a PICC line and a pump that I had to drag around for 6 weeks, that was probably the worst of it. So far so good, whether it was thanks to ...

by MishB

March 28th, 2013, 4:58 am

Forum: Healthy Lifestyle

Topic: Your thoughts on chemotherapy for cancer treatment

Replies: 7

Views: 776
Re: Cake oopsie

I had a similar problem, although it was (technically) my fault. We eloped to Colorado, our wedding date was 5 February. When I ordered the cake I wrote 5/2/2003 as the date required. In Australia, that is the 5 February, it totally skipped my mind that in the US the date is written as the month fir...

by MishB

April 10th, 2012, 5:37 am

Forum: Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves

Topic: Cake oopsie

Replies: 3

Views: 397
Re: Trayvon Martin. Why are we not talking about this?

I have also been following this case from Australia. However, we're certainly not squeaky clean down here, how about this horrible story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-21/brazil-condemns-student27s-sydney-taser-death/3902782 Basically, a 21 year old Brazilian student chased down by at least 5 p...

by MishB

March 26th, 2012, 8:26 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Trayvon Martin. Why are we not talking about this?

Replies: 642

Views: 10879
Re: Did anyone here get laser eye surgery?

I had mine (Lasik) done several years ago. Absolutely no complications. I'd worn glasses/contacts for over 20 years, and now I don't even think about it. It was expensive (it is pricey here in Australia) but it was the best money I ever spent. My husband had his done a couple of years ago, he sad so...

by MishB

March 18th, 2012, 12:23 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did anyone here get laser eye surgery?

Replies: 13

Views: 278
Re: New Yorkers, I need your awesomest help!

Not a New Yorker, just a tourist but I can tell you what I love about the place. We ate some incredible food but the two things that stuck out for me are Junior's cheesecake, and the pastrami sandwiches. :lickout: Hire bikes and ride around Central Park. Take the Staten Island ferry past the Statue ...

by MishB

March 17th, 2012, 7:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: New Yorkers, I need your awesomest help!

Replies: 22

Views: 663
Re: Recommends a hotel for my Italy Trip please!

We stayed here on our last trip to Venice, we were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite overlooking the Grande Canal. It was simply divine, I didn't want to leave.

http://www.hotelcanalgrande.it/

by MishB

February 18th, 2012, 11:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Recommends a hotel for my Italy Trip please!

Replies: 14

Views: 322
Re: Anyone Else Get a Soda Maker?

We just exchanged ours at Bed Bath & Beyond. We gave them the old one and the gave us a new one for $15, just like MishB said. No big deal. Not sure about the environmental impact of that. You can put in your zip code here, and they will tell you which retailers near you exchange the cylinders,...

by MishB

January 31st, 2012, 5:01 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone Else Get a Soda Maker?

Replies: 28

Views: 535
Re: Anyone Else Get a Soda Maker?

Has anyone found local places to recharge your canisters? I have been lusting after one. I drink carbonated water for the most part and buy cases of cans of it. The idea of having unlimited carbonated water, no cans in my fridge, not having to carry it from the grocer, etc was appealing. However, f...

by MishB

January 30th, 2012, 3:14 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone Else Get a Soda Maker?

Replies: 28

Views: 535
Re: Anyone Else Get a Soda Maker?

I have one, and most of my family and friends all have them too, either as gifts from me, or on my recommendation. There are so many positives - a never ending supply of fizzy, not having to carry heavy bottles home, much better for the environment, the syrups are lower in sugar than premade soda an...

by MishB

January 29th, 2012, 5:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone Else Get a Soda Maker?

Replies: 28

Views: 535
Re: For our Kitty Owners...Soft claws?

Yep, strategic furniture selection. One of our cats will scratch textured sofa fabric so we have new sofas with smooth fabric he can't get his claws into. The other one is into leather... we've just gotten rid of our leather dining chairs (and replaced with timber) as every one had little pock-marks...

by MishB

January 7th, 2012, 7:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: For our Kitty Owners...Soft claws?

Replies: 19

Views: 400
Re: Is a 1.8 ct cushion or radiant too small for a halo?

lulu3|1325560582|3093833 wrote:thank you everyone! Yes the jeweler himself said it may be too small, not too large :)


I'd find another jeweler.

by MishB

January 3rd, 2012, 4:06 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Is a 1.8 ct cushion or radiant too small for a halo?

Replies: 17

Views: 1508
Re: Royal Jewels

Just the other day I caught an episode of a TV series called 'Royal Jewels'. This one was about the Danish royal jewels, and featured Crown Princess Mary talking about the jewelery she has been gifted with, and about redesigning the tiara to fit her head shape. She talked at length about being a cus...

by MishB

December 27th, 2011, 4:00 am

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: Royal Jewels

Replies: 12318

Views: 1424539
Re: My Beautiful 3ct OMC 5 stone...

Holy cow!!! That is beautiful. That is indeed an original setting, my 5 stone wedding ring is set in a similar basket type setting, I have been told it's late Victorian or Edwardian. Except mine is much smaller.. just over 1 ct. I'm glad to hear JBEG were good to deal with, I am in Australia too and...

by MishB

December 23rd, 2011, 11:25 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: My Beautiful 3ct OMC 5 stone...

Replies: 35

Views: 1608
Re: if you were interviewing someone about a job position...

It wouldn't be an issue for me at all. A couple of the young ladies who work for me regularly wear 'designer' labels and carry 'designer' bags. They don't earn very large salaries, so unless they have trust funds or very rich husbands, I suspect they are fakes. It might distract me though. I went to...

by MishB

November 30th, 2011, 5:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: if you were interviewing someone about a job position...

Replies: 16

Views: 400
Re: AMANDA KNOX IS FREE!

I've also read quite a bit about the Monster of Florence case. Due to the police and prosecutors mishandling of that case, the murderer of up to 16 people went free as well. From the beginning I never believed Amanda Knox was guilty, but I did fear she would spend the rest of her life in an Italian ...

by MishB

October 6th, 2011, 3:20 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: AMANDA KNOX IS FREE!

Replies: 50

Views: 1370