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The Lounge If you could relive any summer memories, what would they be? Jul 30 2015
17:39 (UTC)

Any of the summer trips we took to Oma and Opa's farmhouse in Texas - even the one where I ate so many home made pickles I got sick.  Especially the one where I learned how to waterski at Calaveras Lake.

I will forever cherish the smell of lemon oil wood polish because of that farmhouse.

The Lounge Milf Jul 29 2015
15:36 (UTC)
Original Post by pwestfall95:

Where they at? :)

I'm pretty sure you can find any number of them on specifically designated MILF dating websites.

Unless you're specifically looking for them here - in which case I have no idea, because there's really no way of knowing what kind of M you consider F-able.

I mean, my  hubby considers me a MILF, but I think he's kind of biased.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 22 2015
11:09 (UTC)

America's Finest News Source nails it

ETA:  And if you didn't like that op ed, you're a loser and a moron.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 21 2015
20:53 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

In spite of myself, I can't stop listening to news about Trump.


In spite of myself, I can't seem to avoid it...although when it's via Jon Stewart it's not so painful.

Heh - Our first openly a**hole President - not only can he build barriers, but he can break them too.

The Lounge Children. Jul 15 2015
18:09 (UTC)
Original Post by rain_bows:

I was watching "Child Genius" last night, and the parents seem to give so much time towards their tutoring, to a point where I felt it was perhaps too much for some.

I had no idea a show like this existed (although it doesn't surprise me) so I had to look it up.  I get the slight impression of it being like Toddlers & Tiaras, only with Mensa instead of pageants. 

It's rather curious that it would be popular though - I wonder how many parents view this and start erroneously thinking "My child could be genius if we got tutors for everything!"

And while I'm sure the parents are feeling it's too much, expectations and overscheduling affects the kids too.  By all means nurture their natural talent and curiosity, but they should still at least get to have a childhood.

I don't know if constant hovering and school management would have put me in a better place with more opportunities, but I'm glad my parents didn't do it.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 13 2015
17:46 (UTC)
Original Post by dbackerfan:

Original Post by kathygator:

Walker has announced. I get the impression he's the Koch holster in the line-up.

how can someone who doesn't have a college degree become President?  

In modern times, probably with some difficulty, however, with the anti-intellectualism push that's going on in conservative circles it wouldn't surprise me, especially if they wanted make an appeal based on George Washington (nope, no college degree).

The last POTUS without a degree was Truman.

But Walker is no Truman.

The Lounge Are there parts of the country where it's polite Jul 13 2015
17:39 (UTC)

Unless I know of a homeowner's specific preference to not do so, I always flush. 

I would hope my visitors would have the same courtesy, but I don't think I'd be offended if a guest didn't flush after #1, depending on how long it remained there.

My youngest son occasionally forgets to flush after #1, and it has left the bathroom a little smelly after a while.  However, considering that sometimes he still forgets to aim, I consider it a win if it's just all in the toilet.

The Lounge Do you believe Bill Cosby or the women? Jul 08 2015
13:09 (UTC)
Original Post by dnrothx:

It's not only The Cosby Show memories that I'm miffed about now, but also The Electric Company, Picture Pages (Captain Kangaroo) and Fat Albert.  I suppose that I'm part of that generation that grew up with Bill Cosby all over PBS and then on one of the most popular sitcoms of all time.  

Exactly why he's not guilty!  (no, not really)

The person I mainly remember from The Electric Company is Morgan Freeman, but yeah, it's really weird thinking about how much I truly loved Fat Albert.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 07 2015
19:58 (UTC)

Well, holy frak.....Cruz is trying to do Simpsons impersonations .

I totally want to get rid of same sex marriage and the ACA now.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 06 2015
21:08 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

OMG. What is he thinking? This campaign is going to be way worse than I thought it would be.

It already is.

Now the "debates" will really be interesting!


The Lounge Anyone have a home/appliance warranty plan? Jul 06 2015
19:42 (UTC)

A well maintained furnace will last about 20 years, and an AC unit about 15-17 years, so it may be worth it in your case if other appliances in the house are similarly aged.  Especially your hot water heater - if that's over 10 years old, it will probably need repair/replacement very soon.

However, I don't know if the premium you pay is scaled to the age of the appliances - they may only be advertising rates for new homes, not older ones.

The Lounge Anyone have a home/appliance warranty plan? Jul 06 2015
18:51 (UTC)

Home owner's insurance might cover plumbing repairs (depending on your policy), but I suspect that a "home shield" program for appliances would not be all that helpful unless all the appliances you got with your home are really old or that close to failure.  If you know the age of your appliances, you should be able to compare that against expected lifetime to figure out if a plan would be worth it (and for how long).

When my mother sold her house, it was her agent's recommendation to include a 1 year home warranty policy as part of the selling price due to the age of her appliances - it was a great selling point and her house sold right away.

The Lounge women's world cup (soccer) Jul 06 2015
13:39 (UTC)
Original Post by catwalker:

Santo, I agree with Nomo about soccer. There's just too much back and forth with nothing happening.

*Sigh*  Defense and midfield control are not "nothing" - but I get why you think so.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 06 2015
13:31 (UTC)
Original Post by kathygator:

His three marriages might not play well, with some. Depends on what his former wives have to say about it, I think.

Well, if he becomes very wealthy, gets a comb over and/or bad spray tan, and puts his name on a bunch of garishly gold buildings, he might start polling well with Republicans.

The Lounge women's world cup (soccer) Jul 06 2015
13:14 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I don't usually watch soccer games, because, as I mentioned, not much happens - it's mostly just people running around and a lot of near-misses, which feels like being teased, which after a while, gets old and I want it to stop.

Well, then I'm going to attribute this to you, like a lot of people in the US, just not understanding soccer, and/or not appreciating good defense and midfield control.  Carli's goals were certainly beautiful, but the "running around" before hand set all of those up.

I agree, mostly, with your point on alcohol - however, I drank very little for most of the world cup games, so I can't fully attribute my excitement to a buzz.

The Lounge women's world cup (soccer) Jul 06 2015
12:56 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

That was the most exciting soccer game I've ever seen. Also the only exciting soccer game I've ever seen. Because usually in soccer nothing happens. Usually a lot of things almost happen, but then don't.

Please tell me you're not one of those people who only equate the quality of the game with the final score. 

I'm going to assume that you just didn't catch the Australia/Brazil, England/Norway, or US/Germany games - because they were pretty freakin' exciting.  Heck, even in group play, Cameroon defeating France was pretty momentous.

ETA:  And I'm sure the parrot will be fine, assuming an English pet store owner doesn't get a hold of her....

The Lounge women's world cup (soccer) Jul 06 2015
11:58 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Well, how many games in a row has the security dog predicted so far?

Because Olivia is 6 for 6 so far.

Well, now it's 6 for 7  

Carli was on fire - that third goal from midfield (midfield!) was just beautiful.

How great of a moment was it when Abby went to kiss her wife in the stands, and it not be a big deal?  

And while it was great to see them get their medals, I was half expecting it to break out in a Robert Palmer video....

The Lounge women's world cup (soccer) Jul 04 2015
21:05 (UTC)

I don't know if you've been watching the commentary, but a security dog at the Vancouver arena indicated it's the US's game. 

The Lounge Go USA! Marriage Equality for everyone. Jul 02 2015
15:45 (UTC)

Maybe it will help if they just know what to expect - the unknown can be intimidating.

The Lounge Go USA! Marriage Equality for everyone. Jul 02 2015
14:15 (UTC)

So, now I'm curious as to what the kickers and screamers are going to do now that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has pretty much told them to quit whining and deal with it.