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"That's the exception that proves the rule." Never, ever has that made sense to me. An exception is simply an exception. It doesn't prove anything except it isn't a hard and fast rule after all, just a general guideline.r

The use of "prove" is "test". It is the exception that tests the rule. Like the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

That which does not kill you makes you stronger. Illogical.

Most of your body heat is lost through your head so wear a hat. No! Wrong! Unless you are in arctic battle kit c1950.

"listen to your body". Well, I have hormone issues. My body LIES. It tells.me it wants cake.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Thrift Score!
« Last post by Outdoor Girl on Today at 12:40:27 PM »
been shopping for all kinds of things to furnish my new place (starting with nothing at age 60) - had to mention a framed, matted photo of Walden Pond, about 16" x 20" for 25 cents!!

We are going from a 1200 sq ft townhouse to a 3000 sq ft house. I will be thrifting as much as possible!

Wish you lived near me...  We just moved my Dad into our place and have some of his stuff to get rid of, as well as some of mine.  Though my youngest nephew may be looking to furnish an apartment in the fall.
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"It's only money."

No, no it's not.  Someone once said this to me years ago, and I said, "That money represents hours of work I had to do in order to earn it so, *no*, it's not 'only' money."

THANK YOU, for understanding this. That is what makes me mad when things are stolen from me, I had to earn the money, with hours of work, time that I will NEVER get again, and if I have ins, then I had to EARN that money, again with time that I will never see again.

Who
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Life...in general / Re: "In Good Spirits and Such"
« Last post by gingerzing on Today at 12:29:06 PM »

One side-story that bears on this: My DH was married for 17 years to his ex-wife, and they have three children (now adults). DH and his ex-wife were close friends with Bob and Tammy. About 12 years ago, DH's ex-wife left him for the man she had been cheating on him with. By all accounts, DH was willing to do just about anything to save his marriage, including forgiving the cheating, but the ex-wife left anyway. Bob and Tammy cut off DH for several years because they did not want to associate with someone who would be so immoral as to get a divorce. A divorce that was *not* my DH's idea or desire. They had reconciled by the time I was in the picture, but this backstory just makes Bob's behavior even more obnoxious.

Well, according to an earlier post by the OP, Bob isn't keen on signing the divorce papers, so he technically isn't divorced.
Though I am unsure how being getting a divorce is more immoral than being an adulterer. 
*I get that it was both Bob and Tammy that cut him off, but still lining up with the others who think the whole thing stinks of hypocrisy especially on Bob's part.  (Although, again, he didn't file for divorce so perhaps that clears his actions in his mind?)

Honestly, I wouldn't respond since they already cut you out of their life, what is to say you didn't delete their info. 

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"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

Ummm no. Those who enjoy teaching, teach. Those who desire to pass on knowledge and help to shape the youth of today into future citizens of the world, teach. That quote just instantly diminishes the hard work that teaching is and gives the impression of teaching being "less than."


A slightly better quip (though I'm still not a fan because it just reminds people of the above) is: "Those who can, do. Those who understand, teach." Because you seriously do need to understand the content that you're teaching inside and out to be able to explain it adequately to a bunch of teenagers and to answer whatever questions they throw at you in the process.

Actually, my understanding is this comes from a time when occupations were for more of an apprenticed trades kind of thing. The idea being, you'd spend decades doing woodworking, or sculpting, or whatever it is you did. Then, when the time came that you no longer had the physical capacity to continue doing that which you built a lifetime of experience doing, you would pass it along to the next generation, so they could continue the work.

In the modern world, this saying has no place, however.

"It's only money."

No, no it's not.  Someone once said this to me years ago, and I said, "That money represents hours of work I had to do in order to earn it so, *no*, it's not 'only' money."

I've always said that a workplace is somewhere they will hand you green slips of paper in exchange for portions of your life. Your paycheck represents a fraction of your life that will never return. So, it's not only money, it's blood, sweat, and tears.
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I've never seen it as being either positive or negative - it's just the outcome, whatever it is. If anything, I've usually seen upshot in negative circumstances (usually "The upshot of that is I still have 30 TPS reports to prepare and now I only have one day to do it in")

Same.   Thinking about it, it's a neutral word, but I only really hear it for negative-ish consequences.
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I totally get the frustration of having a recipe that calls for something that's already processed (...like canned/packaged/pre-made; not like flour). I also prefer recipes that call for "whole food" ingredients.

I remember seeing a cookbook called "Three Ingredients or Less Recipes".  One of them was for pizza.  Ingredient #1:  crust.  Ingredient #2:  toppings.  Um ...

Heck, why not cut it down to one ingredient? "Pizza ingredients". Boom, my new cookbook. Cooking Made Easy. Step one: Combine ingredients. Step Two: Cook.
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Life...in general / Re: "In Good Spirits and Such"
« Last post by FauxFoodist on Today at 12:08:45 PM »
My prediction is that the party will be attended by Holly and her family and whatever friends she still has, but that no one from Bob's life pre-Holly will attend. I still have not responded at all to the texts.

Last night, my DH received a text from Bob asking him to go motorcycle riding today. I think Saturday evening (when the "surprise party" is to be held) would be a MUCH better time for the two to go riding, don't you agree?  >:D I haven't spoken with my DH about this further but I really hope DH does not respond as though nothing is amiss in their friendship.

And yes, I agree that it is sad and oddly upsetting to me that DH wants to salvage any relationship at all with Bob after how Bob has treated him and how Holly has treated me (let alone just the general ickiness of the Bob and Tammy situation). I certainly am not going to double date with Bob and Holly unless and until some major apologies are made, and perhaps not even then. I also don't really want Bob at our house a though all is well. I just don't need negative value diminishing people like that in my life.

So, Bob, who has not contacted or talked to your husband in some time is now all of a sudden texting to go for a motorcycle ride?   A few days before the supposed surprise party?    My theory is that Bob knows about said party and has had no responses or "yes" answers to attending and is trying to change that.  I think your DH should stay away from Bob.  He is not now, nor has he been a friend, nor do I think he will ever be a true friend to your dh.   After your update about Bob and Tammy not talking to your DH for many years, and now Bob and Holly doing the same, your DH should be the one doing the cut direct.  Do not respond to any texts, phone calls from Bob, Holly or Tammy. 

My second guess is that if your dh attends said surprise party, that after it is over, Bob limits contact again, if any.

Good point.  I think Bob knows all about the party.

I think the OP and DH are making the right decision ignoring the texts and should continue to do so.  Bob sounds like a real piece of work, and it seems that he and Holly deserve each other.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Thrift Score!
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Today at 12:05:13 PM »
been shopping for all kinds of things to furnish my new place (starting with nothing at age 60) - had to mention a framed, matted photo of Walden Pond, about 16" x 20" for 25 cents!!

We are going from a 1200 sq ft townhouse to a 3000 sq ft house. I will be thrifting as much as possible!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Serger or Sewing Machine?
« Last post by Sophia on Today at 11:58:09 AM »
I've had everything except a Viking :)  ...

See, if you'd started with that, it would have been all you had.   LOL, Well, except for the embroidery machine.

You are quite right!   

(second time I've agreed with you today)

As a marriage present to my then future husband, I was making a leather Sporran.   That is one of the man-purses that hang on the front of a kilt.  There is a forum for guys that make these.   Isn't the internet the coolest thing?  They were talking about handsewing.   I asked them, can't I machine sew it?   They said No, your machine can't hand it. There are many layers of leather.   I said, "I have a low-end Viking."   Answer, "Well, then, have it, you won't have any problems."  I didn't. 
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