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Re: 18-24" of Snow for NYC!

It's still snowing here in Maine as well. No school tomorrow, a bit more snow coming Friday and possibly even more Sunday into Monday. It's going to be a long June for teachers. I wish they'd cancel February vacation as I'm getting it now! Maria, I have a feeling we don't live too far from one anot...

by Zoe

January 28th, 2015, 8:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: 18-24" of Snow for NYC!

Replies: 69

Views: 940
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

We watched all episodes in the first season of The Fall this weekend, and it's really good. I don't watch the violent parts, and I'm glad that some episodes focus less on that and more on the scenes with Gillian Anderson. Any recommendations for nice, lighthearted shows? Switched at Birth The Foste...

by Zoe

January 27th, 2015, 5:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 43

Views: 657
Re: How do you relax?

I usually read or watch a movie or TV show. I also love going to the beach. Being near the water is very relaxing.

by Zoe

January 26th, 2015, 4:35 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you relax?

Replies: 21

Views: 387
Re: 18-24" of Snow for NYC!

My area of northern New England is supposed to get 18-25 inches, and others may get 10-18 inches. I was only 5 during the blizzard of '78 so I don't remember it, but I've heard plenty of stories from my parents. We have family pictures of me sitting on top of a giant snow mountain at the end of the ...

by Zoe

January 26th, 2015, 4:26 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: 18-24" of Snow for NYC!

Replies: 69

Views: 940
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

We watched all episodes in the first season of The Fall this weekend, and it's really good. I don't watch the violent parts, and I'm glad that some episodes focus less on that and more on the scenes with Gillian Anderson.

Any recommendations for nice, lighthearted shows?

by Zoe

January 26th, 2015, 4:14 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 43

Views: 657
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Absolutely loved Scott and Bailey, great female detective series! I watch Canadian, US and British Netflix (until they stop allowing my go around). Les Revenants (The Returned) was a great series. Can't wait for season 2. I'm currently watching The Paradise about a shop girl in the first British de...

by Zoe

January 24th, 2015, 8:52 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 43

Views: 657
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

If you like British TV shows, Five Days, MI:5, Doc Martin, and Scott and Bailey might be worth checking out. Grace Point was on Fox earlier this year but I think it was only a one season show. It was really good though. It was the US version of Broadchurch, a British TV show. Is Orphan Black availab...

by Zoe

January 23rd, 2015, 4:10 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 43

Views: 657
Re: Protection Trained Dog or Handgun?

I'd get a dog, hands down. Guns make me nervous, and the dog would be a great family companion in addition to providing protection.

by Zoe

January 17th, 2015, 12:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Protection Trained Dog or Handgun?

Replies: 69

Views: 824
Re: Please help me pick a rug!

I love it -- it looks great, Dee*Jay!

by Zoe

January 15th, 2015, 4:28 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Please help me pick a rug!

Replies: 31

Views: 464
Re: Just Do It!

I think I may have the only dh who fights with me on wanting to have a cleaning service more often than we do. Most women's dhs want them less often because of the expense but not my dh. This has always been a point of disagreement because I hate spending the money but to him it's a quality of life...

by Zoe

January 13th, 2015, 4:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Just Do It!

Replies: 18

Views: 450
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

I'm having a bit of buyer's remorse...well, sort of. We went shopping today to buy a new dresser for my husband to use in our guestroom. We ended up buying 2 instead, one for him and one for me to use in our bedroom. While we were at it, we decided to go ahead and buy 4 new bedside tables (2 for eac...

by Zoe

January 10th, 2015, 5:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 11154

Views: 147629
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

I just won an award at the Employee Recognition Ceremony at work! I have been working in this position here almost 2.5 years and have been giving it my absolute best. I like my workplace, colleagues, and profession and have done everything I can to give it all my very best. Today, our CEO was givin...

by Zoe

January 10th, 2015, 5:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 11154

Views: 147629
Re: Selma

My husband and I want to see Selma. We're big fans of David Oyelowo from his days on MI:5. One of my college course seminars years ago was on the Civil Right movement, and it was fascinating to me at the time. I can't wait to see Selma.

by Zoe

January 10th, 2015, 5:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Selma

Replies: 13

Views: 391
Re: Temp Check

ame|1420648992|3812996 wrote:
packrat|1420647296|3812990 wrote:One of my Iowan friends posted a picture on FB holding his digital thermometer outside and it was 35.6 below. ARGH.

7th circle of hell right there.

:lol: Yep.

by Zoe

January 7th, 2015, 3:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Temp Check

Replies: 70

Views: 676
Re: Temp Check

I'm not sure what the temperature is right now (maybe 12 degrees?), but it's only supposed to get to 20 today. 13 tomorrow, and low-mid twenties for the rest of the week. The nights are supposed to be in the single digits, maybe below 0. I often compare where I am to where you are, Zoe . As usual, ...

by Zoe

January 7th, 2015, 3:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Temp Check

Replies: 70

Views: 676
Re: Please help me pick a rug!

I like the darker one better. The lighter one is nice but it does look a bit pink to me.

by Zoe

January 7th, 2015, 4:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Please help me pick a rug!

Replies: 31

Views: 464
Re: Temp Check

I'm not sure what the temperature is right now (maybe 12 degrees?), but it's only supposed to get to 20 today. 13 tomorrow, and low-mid twenties for the rest of the week. The nights are supposed to be in the single digits, maybe below 0.

by Zoe

January 7th, 2015, 4:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Temp Check

Replies: 70

Views: 676
Re: Help Me plan proposal trip for my gf!!

I think it's sweet for you to want to plan a special trip for your proposal. I'd try to go somewhere closer though, given the 4 day restriction. I'll come back if I think of any specific places to recommend. I'd caution you against contacting your girlfriend's boss. I just wouldn't get involved with...

by Zoe

January 7th, 2015, 4:27 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Help Me plan proposal trip for my gf!!

Replies: 15

Views: 314
Re: How do you rid your home of illness?

Ame, I hope you and your husband feel better soon. I had a bad cold for 2 weeks and my husband's had a horrible cough for about 2 weeks as well. He hasn't gone to the doctor's yet, although I wish he would. He's been going through Nyquil, Dayquil, and cough drops like crazy. We use Lysol wipes to cl...

by Zoe

January 6th, 2015, 4:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you rid your home of illness?

Replies: 40

Views: 730
Re: It's New Year's clear out time!

HopeDream, my thought was that instead of feeling guilty for not wearing those items, they could become a piece of art, a memento of places you've been and/or gifts you've received. Enjoy the pieces for what they are (beautiful fabric, patterns, etc.) and not on the usual intended purpose. I get wha...

by Zoe

January 3rd, 2015, 7:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: It's New Year's clear out time!

Replies: 25

Views: 560
Re: It's New Year's clear out time!

HopDream, you could frame your kimonos and saris in shadow boxes. It could be a cool way of organzing and displaying some of the pieces you love.




by Zoe

January 2nd, 2015, 4:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: It's New Year's clear out time!

Replies: 25

Views: 560
Re: It's New Year's clear out time!

I love to declutter, but I have too many work-related books, files, and boxes that I can't really get rid of. I did just go through all my books and while most of them area related to my job, I did find about 10 or so that I could donate to Goodwill. In reality, I could probably give away a lot more...

by Zoe

January 1st, 2015, 3:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: It's New Year's clear out time!

Replies: 25

Views: 560
Re: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Thanks, Momhappy and Chemgirl. Chemgirl, I'm sorry you've been dealing with issues for a while now. I have one more test to do, a lactose/lactulose tolerance test, but I have a feeling my GI won't find anything wrong there. I'm pretty sure I have nothing more than a very sensitive stomach which isn'...

by Zoe

December 31st, 2014, 12:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Replies: 53

Views: 856
Re: New Years plans?

I'll live vicariously through others, too. We'll probably do what we've done for a while now: get takeout or delivery, watch a movie, and be asleep before midnight. :snore: I used to do the whole First Night thing but now that's the last thing I want to do. Our first NYE together, 11 years ago, we w...

by Zoe

December 30th, 2014, 3:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: New Years plans?

Replies: 22

Views: 339
Re: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Momhappy, for stomach issues, I've been told to eat very bland foods, such as the ones on the BRAT diet (bananas, [white] rice, applesauce, and [white] toast) until symptoms go away or lessen. I don't mind doing that, but since I'm trying to eat lower carb for other reasons, it's hard to follow that...

by Zoe

December 30th, 2014, 7:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Replies: 53

Views: 856
Re: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Phoenixgirl, I'm glad everything went well during your procedure. I was talking to my mom earlier and she mentioned that she's known people who have gone in to work afterwards. I can't imagine doing that or even wanting to. After we went out to lunch, my husband went back to work (he works from home...

by Zoe

December 29th, 2014, 6:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Replies: 53

Views: 856
Re: Dust/prayers

Positive thoughts are being sent to Michael and his family, AN.

by Zoe

December 29th, 2014, 6:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dust/prayers

Replies: 16

Views: 283
Re: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

The Propofol was actually really good. I didn't have an out of it, loopy feeling, and I was told that Propofol is given for that reason (and others, I'd assume, but that's the reason they gave me). I felt like I had just taken a nap. I remember everything up until when they administered the Propofol...

by Zoe

December 29th, 2014, 4:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Replies: 53

Views: 856
Re: Snoothie Recipes

LV, I'd recommend putting just a little kale in your smoothies and ease into it before adding more. It can be very rough on one's system. Not that I'd know this from personal experience, of course. Just thought I'd put that out there... I add skim milk (and sometimes vanilla or plain Greek yogurt), ...

by Zoe

December 29th, 2014, 3:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Snoothie Recipes

Replies: 24

Views: 320
Re: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

So yep, the prep is totally the worst part of having this done. I've never had a colonoscopy before, but I'm sure it helped that I ate pretty lightly for a few days leading up to today. I basically followed the BRAT diet, other than the scrambled eggs I had on Friday morning. I wasn't prepared for h...

by Zoe

December 29th, 2014, 3:35 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The Colonoscopy Thread: a PSA

Replies: 53

Views: 856