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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Post 10 songs on your playlist
« Last post by HoneyBee42 on Today at 07:34:43 PM »
My kids call mine the "mix tape of the century" because of how eclectic the list is.

Some of the highlights:

Giselle (the mad scene from the ballet)
Roar (Katy Perry)
Word Crimes (Weird Al)
Symphony No 4 (Tchaikovsky)
Finale from Les Miserables
Walk Like an Egyptian (Bangles)
Rain (Terence Trent D'Arby)
Sweet Georgia Brown
In a Forest Near the Front (Russian WWII song)
Hernando's Hideaway (tango)
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We go through this with hurricanes too. What I don't get is if you have transportation why not get out of the way? Why risk your life, the life of your kids, and the first responders? Those that don't have transportation need friends, neighbors, or government to get them to safety too. (Note  - I have always evacuated if told to do so)

Sadly, I can answer that to some degree. It's because of looters that people want to stay to protect their property. It's sounds foolish, but there are so many alarms that the damage is going to be worse than it is that people just take a chance. Of course in case of floods coming, it's pretty defined: the closer the river and the lower you are, the more flooding you're going to get. In tornadoes and  hurricanes, the landfall is a lot less predictable and people are willing to bet it won't hit them. Areas can't get locked down until after the event, and of course the people who will protect (the National Guard and local police agencies) can't risk their lives, either. 

We are Early Responders and hear these stories over and over. (We go in as soon as the first responders leave - some are still there.) (We may be going to Texas - no assignments yet, just the call.)
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Life...in general / Re: Perceived Wedding Invite Slight?
« Last post by HannahGrace on Today at 07:28:28 PM »
I don't understand why anyone would put an independent adult on his/her parents' invitation. How hard is it to check addresses before sending an invitation? In the case of my adult cousin, she lives mostly at home and sometimes stays over at her boyfriend's house.  So I asked her where I should send her invitation.

Because if they're still living at their parents' home, they're not totally independent. I would definitely send a separate invitation to a different address if there was one.

The first few times I set separate invitations to adult children living at their parents homes (various cousins), their parents RSVPed for them anyway, so I figured if they weren't going to respond like independent adults, I wasn't going to waste effort and money treating them as if they were. And now I just add them on to aunts and uncles' invitations to things.

Of course, I would send the first few invitations to other people separately and see what happened.

Sorry, I was referring to the OP's situation where the independent adult does not live at home but his invitation went there anyway. My example of my cousin was meant to say "even though she stays at her parents home a good chunk of the time, I still asked her where was best to send it."
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Block her number and leave honest reviews of her business everywhere you can. I'd also tell your vet next time you go, so that they will know not to recommend that shop either.

Yep. Don't answer unless you can say "several of your observations and recommendations conflicted with what my veterinarian said and I've decided to stick with her."  ;)

Pod!!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: As luck would have it . . .
« Last post by siamesecat2965 on Today at 07:24:08 PM »
When the transmission on my last car blew up. It very kindly waited until I was on the not that busy street my office is on, and allowed me to coast to the curb, out of traffic. Not the night before on my way home from my second job at 10pm, and not earlier in my commute, on a three lane divided local highway, both where the chance of me having or causing an accident was much higher. Still hated the car, but someone up there was watching out for me, I think.

I've had numerous other incidents where something bad or just inconvenient could have happened, and I was either on the road just before something happened, or I get down to pennies in my checking account, and money has appeared in the form of a rebate or refund I had forgotten about, or a dog sitting job.
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Is there some reason/legal quirk that makes it better for city or county government to have voluntary evacuations over mandatory evacuations.

I've been watching the authorities in Wharton and Rosenburg - announce voluntary evacuations, really urge people to get out of the way of the flood waters heading down the Colorado and Brazos rivers, really really urge them to get out of the way - and then announce mandatory evacuations.

In a way it kind of sounded like that parent in a store that goes

Johnny I want you to come stand by me
Johnny you really want to put that down and come stand by me
Johnnny you really need to put that down and come stand by me
Johnny put that down and get your rear end over here before I warm it up for you. (at top volume and usually  not that clean)

We go through this with hurricanes too. What I don't get is if you have transportation why not get out of the way? Why risk your life, the life of your kids, and the first responders? Those that don't have transportation need friends, neighbors, or government to get them to safety too. (Note  - I have always evacuated if told to do so)
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Post 10 songs on your playlist
« Last post by Miss Misery on Today at 07:20:20 PM »
Here are 10 songs on mine:

Kosheen - Avalanche
Florence and the Machine - What the Water Gave Me
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
U2 - Breathe
Tom Petty - You Wreck Me
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
The Police - Invisible Sun
REM - Losing My Religion
Enya - Anywhere Is
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Last post by HoneyBee42 on Today at 07:14:30 PM »
I get a fair number of the folks in the polo shirt with the clipboard. I have only seen a couple that I thought might not have been super legit. They almost always have a lanyard with a company ID or will show me a company ID. Most are from a cable company that is trying to make inroads in my city, or their competitor that is trying to keep them out. Others have been alarm and solar companies

The utility company sends someone once a year to look at trees that overhang power lines. The utility company makes a point of notifying customers about it, but not everyone bothers to read the notices. Knowing that people are very wary about this, the utility company makes sure the poeple they send have conspicuous vehicles, covered with logos; a ton of ID; and cards with all kinds of numbers you can call to verify the person. The numbers are things like 1-800-UtiltyName.
Yeah--mine had no lanyard with attached ID, which made me super suspicious.    Caught next door neighbor out this evening, she'd been visited, too (but her son who lives w/ her did talk to the guy long enough to find out who he was representing), and the guy is supposedly with one of the competition to cable companies.  Doesn't matter, I still didn't want what he was selling (but do find it interesting that the logo on shirt was *not* the company in question).

Funny thing is, last night I had almost as many people in one night as I have in all the rest of the time since we moved here, just over 4 years ago.
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Life...in general / Re: Perceived Wedding Invite Slight?
« Last post by CakeEater on Today at 07:09:40 PM »
I don't understand why anyone would put an independent adult on his/her parents' invitation. How hard is it to check addresses before sending an invitation? In the case of my adult cousin, she lives mostly at home and sometimes stays over at her boyfriend's house.  So I asked her where I should send her invitation.

Because if they're still living at their parents' home, they're not totally independent. I would definitely send a separate invitation to a different address if there was one.

The first few times I set separate invitations to adult children living at their parents homes (various cousins), their parents RSVPed for them anyway, so I figured if they weren't going to respond like independent adults, I wasn't going to waste effort and money treating them as if they were. And now I just add them on to aunts and uncles' invitations to things.

Of course, I would send the first few invitations to other people separately and see what happened.
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Life...in general / Re: "Help Desk" Etiquette
« Last post by stargazer on Today at 07:00:01 PM »
  I have not contacted the seller yet - for the price that I paid, I also got a leather carrying case for the reader.

Why would you even contact them?  It's 2 months later.  If I had a buyer contact me 2 months after buying something from me, I don't know what they would expect me to do about it.  You could have done anything to the reader in that time period.
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