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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by TeamBhakta on Yesterday at 11:43:47 AM »
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Oh, there is: that which is bigger and least likely to be able to reverse wins. Every time!

I wish someone would tell that to my customers at work. We had a guy pulling a tall, heavy pallet through the store one day. I saw a customer was about to shove her cart in front of him, which could get her t-boned & her feet ran over. I politely let her knew he was coming through and wouldn't be able to stop. She said cheerfully "Oh, I'm fine" and pushed the cart in front of him anyway. You can imagine how much he appreciated having to skid to a stop to prevent running her over  >:(
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Up until very recently, I use to foster kittens.  People would contact me about one/several of my kittens all of the time, but then I'd never hear back from them.  To me, that's the nature of the "business" whether you're buying from a person who breeds or adopting from a rescue.  There may be some other kitten/dog out there who fits the family better, who contacts the family first or has some other factor that makes them choose one place over another.  It's just how it works out sometimes and you just can't take it personally.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: The 'I Accomplished Something Today!' Thread
« Last post by Twik on Yesterday at 11:26:27 AM »
Fix - edit- fixed-preview- fix:

It is 4PM, I am still in pajamas. I accomplished only one big thing.
Today I am 60!
I did not accomplish my diagnosis given  to me 19 yrs ago to go home and be
comportable ("here, take these pain pills") as my diagnosis and prognosis
was about a year to live. 

So I accomplished today, my 18th extra year.  ;D
Too bad 2 of those 3 specialists are themselves long gone. :o
Gimme a challenge and it's on!  ::)

My 'dying' liver? As of last year it's 100% normal. My diet regimen includees a glass or 2 of wine every night too .  getting better every day. 

**I accomplished catching up on the forums too :-*

That is indeed an accomplishment!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Last post by Twik on Yesterday at 11:25:32 AM »
Khlo Kardashian named her daughter True Thompson.

For a Kardashian name, it's not that bad. It's spelled correctly, easy to say, and seems to fit with virtue-type names like Prudence or Faith.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What would you have done?
« Last post by Cali.in.UK on Yesterday at 11:23:04 AM »
They are not your family. They are your husband's relatives.

I disagree to at least a certain degree.  When you marry someone, you marry into their family.  Your family is theirs; their family is yours. 

Obviously, as is seen on this site and in this story, there are families who don't accept someone who marries in, for many reasons, and at some point, you have to say, as the OP is, "Enough is enough" and quit bashing your head against a brick wall, trying to get your SO's family to accept you.

I think this is a "family is as family does" situation. If my (hypothetical) spouse's family doesn't treat *me* like family, I would not feel obligated to play the least favorite child role begging for their acceptance. Instead, I'd tell them, to quote Shakespeare, "I do desire we may be better strangers."

That is such a good point. I will use this in the future.
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Urggh. I think there was a thing where someone wrote an article about men, and talked about them the way women are talked about.  I think the subjects were scientists.  I kind of enjoyed it.  "Matt manages to balance a busy home life and working on particle physics. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening."

Hah, that sounds fantastic  ;D I just came across this in a Reader's Digest article about garage sales: "A young woman with no makeup showed her husband the bottom of a shipping case." I'm going to start referring to men as "the man without an earring" and "the man without a suit."  ::)
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My MIL was from northern Indiana and when started her garden in Illinois she grew popcorn. As a Brownie leader, I took a popcorn popper (legal then) and a couple of ears of dried popcorn to a meeting and had the girls strip the corn and we popped the corn. Just a leaning experience. I was stunned about the feedback of the parents indicating they did not know that popcorn grows in fields and its corn.

I popped bags of popcorn that she had grown for her funeral reception and again lots of stunned comments.

We had a small garden growing up and my folks decided to do popcorn one year. I remember stripping each cob of the pointy hard kernels over a bucket and, despite wearing gloves, having tender thumbs for days afterward.

Surprisingly I love popcorn.  :D

I knew popcorn "grew," but I have to admit I was surprised last night watching a YouTube video on pioneer "parched corn" to discover regular corn would extrude its white interior when heated, just not explosively like the popping variety.
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When I freeze strawberries, I wash them first, lay them out on tea towels or paper towel to dry, then lay out in a single layer on a cookie sheet, in the freezer.  Once frozen, they get moved to a bag and properly sealed up.  Then I take them out and let them thaw partially and start to chop while they're still frozen or they end up as complete mush.

Alternatively, you could chop them beforehand then freeze them already chopped, ready to use in your tarts.  I'd freeze them in your batch size quantities.  So if the recipe calls for 1 cup of chopped strawberries, freeze them in one cup portions.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What would you have done?
« Last post by Twik on Yesterday at 11:15:47 AM »
They are not your family. They are your husband's relatives.

I disagree to at least a certain degree.  When you marry someone, you marry into their family.  Your family is theirs; their family is yours. 

Obviously, as is seen on this site and in this story, there are families who don't accept someone who marries in, for many reasons, and at some point, you have to say, as the OP is, "Enough is enough" and quit bashing your head against a brick wall, trying to get your SO's family to accept you.

I think this is a "family is as family does" situation. If my (hypothetical) spouse's family doesn't treat *me* like family, I would not feel obligated to play the least favorite child role begging for their acceptance. Instead, I'd tell them, to quote Shakespeare, "I do desire we may be better strangers."
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I would just drop the contact since it sounds like this was a business contact. If you want to respond you can say that you had 2 criteria, color and gender and in this case color won out over gender and you had also factored in the emotional impact of air travel for the dog and the additional cost of transport. It could be that he was saying that if you were open to a female in that color he would provide that as well.

Curious... I don't know why you are referring to them as irresponsible parents.

The term for people who breed dogs (add an "er") is sometimes used derogatorily to refer to human parents. The mods understandably find this rude and the filters change it. I've only ever seen it used on here when people are clearly referring to people who breed animals (a correct and not offensive use) but the filter can't distinguish

This is exactly what happened. I didn't realize the filters were correcting my language until my second post. Sorry for the confusion!

They didn't have any puppy in the color we wanted. They only had an older dog. To be fair, when I saw his picture, I wanted him immediately. He was the spitting image of my beloved Curly Joe, who we lost three years ago. When we put him next to the puppy, the puppy won with the whole family.

Aside: an easy way around the filter is to add an extra r on the end. So it becomes breederr, which is readable, and doesn't set off the filter.

I think I would drop this contact. You actually had 3 criteria. You wanted a male, puppy, or a certain color. Both breederrs had dogs that met 2 out of 3 criteria. That's not bad, but in the end, the other dog won out. His response wasn't perfect, but seems to indicate to me that they saw this as a business relationship. If you still want to send something, I'd stick to a gift card and move on.

Enjoy your puppy, and post pictures!
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