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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: The 'I Accomplished Something Today!' Thread
« Last post by atirial on Yesterday at 02:39:36 PM »
Found some proper polarised over-glasses that fit over my actual glasses to cut the glare down. It's minor but compared to the sunglasses I did have to wear it gives me some independence back. I can get out the house and go for walks again!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: non-cake ideas for birthday candles
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Yesterday at 02:34:33 PM »
I am also on a extremely low-carb, low sugar diet. For low carb, you can make minute mug cakes, link below.
http://screwedonstraight.net/cake-dinner-1-keto-mug-cake-multiple-ways/

I made a chocolate ganache tart for my DH for his birthday, with a crust made from almond meal, cocoa, butter and sweetener.

For no carb, no sugar? I can't think of anything. Even plain cream and cheese has carbs, so a savory cheesecake won't work. A hamburger patty?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: non-cake ideas for birthday candles
« Last post by POF on Yesterday at 02:31:35 PM »
Why not make a fritatta for breakfast and stick the candle in that.  I usually bake mine in a large skillet.  You can also decorate the top with the veggies or olives. 
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I think some of this is why the Pokemon Go craze is making some people *so mad*. (Not talking about people who are mad because it negatively affects them like if they had somebody trespass because of it!) Something popular that a lot of people having fun with, but they don't like it? How annoying! Must immediately degrade the thing.

It reminds me of how, when Harry Potter got popular, a lot of people denigrated it as not "the right" kind of thing for kids to be reading...not literary enough, etc. With Pokemon I saw a funny meme that got to that attitude. "Hey nerds, get outside for a change, walk around...No, not like that!"

It's not Pokemon Go that I can't stand. It's the people who won't stop talking about it. It's like I once read about kids... you may think your kids are the best thing ever, but trust me, no one else around you is as fond of them as you. :)
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Time For a Coffee Break! / non-cake ideas for birthday candles
« Last post by jpcher on Yesterday at 02:28:35 PM »
BFbob's birthday is coming up. Since he is on a no-carb (no sugar) diet I'm trying to figure out what on earth to put candles in for the official birthday singing.

Additional info is that we'll all (DD#1, her BFsam, DD#2, her BFbob) be out of town that weekend visiting my parent's for my special (early) bday dinner. We'll leave Monday (BFbob's actual birthday) morning after breakfast and I thought it would be cool to have a special something for BFbob's birthday breakfast.

I haven't mentioned BFbob's bday to my mother because I didn't want her to go out of her way . . . she does know about his dietary restrictions . . . and I thought that making it a surprise (even for DD#2) would be a nice touch from me. Maybe something I can bring from home and store in the fridge?


Stick the candles in a whole cucumber on a plate decorated with broccoli flourettes and turkey breast strips? Or bacon flowers (DD#2 has made these for him before).


Help! Please!

I'm at a loss. :-\
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Life...in general / Re: Shoes off in store?
« Last post by sandisadie on Yesterday at 02:18:16 PM »
I've actually taken my shoes off while sitting on a bench in the mall.  After a long day of shopping it feels nice to rub your stocking feet on the cool tile.  I always have on socks.
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'Time you enjoying wasting is not wasted time': Bertrand Russell.
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Life...in general / Re: Shoes off in store?
« Last post by MrTango on Yesterday at 02:09:21 PM »
In a recent Miss Manners, a big chain bookstore employee asks about what to say to customers who take off their shoes when sitting in their chairs. I was surprised at the number of people in the comments who said nothing need be said, most people's feet were clean. I am a big fan of going barefoot, but I would not dream of taking off my shoes in a store. Is this allowable now, and am I a fuddy-duddy for thinking shoes stay on in indoor public places?

I would find it odd to see someone take their shoes off while sitting in a store, but as long as it isn't an area where food is being served and there isn't an offensive odor coming from their feet, I wouldn't expect an employee of the store to say anything.
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Life...in general / Shoes off in store?
« Last post by Bethczar on Yesterday at 02:03:04 PM »
In a recent Miss Manners, a big chain bookstore employee asks about what to say to customers who take off their shoes when sitting in their chairs. I was surprised at the number of people in the comments who said nothing need be said, most people's feet were clean. I am a big fan of going barefoot, but I would not dream of taking off my shoes in a store. Is this allowable now, and am I a fuddy-duddy for thinking shoes stay on in indoor public places?
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Went to look at the latest house in our listings, did our shopping and put everything away.
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