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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #420 on: August 05, 2013, 06:49:40 PM »
I hope this is the right place for this question. 

I've been wanting to take horseback riding lessons, but know absolutely nothing about what they should cost and what the lessons should consist of.  I know E-hell has horse lovers out there and am hoping someone can help me out.  If it's pertinent, I live about 40 miles northwest of Chicago.  I have no experience whatsoever.

The place I go in New Jersey charges $30 for an hour ride, and a little more for lessons with the amount varying. I have seen them for as little as $25 for an hour lesson but not in a while, and that is usually someone just starting out. Beginner lessons are actually cheaper than advanced ones, so that is good for you :) What they should consist of really depends on what you want out of it. I would never go to someone who didn't first teach the basics of ground safety and how to put on and take care of tack and that sort of thing; but someone else on here thought that was awful - you pay people to do that for you, not learn how to do it yourself. Opinions really vary. I am not sure of pricing in your area, although I would imagine the Chicago area would probably be a little more expensive than where I am.

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #421 on: August 05, 2013, 07:53:01 PM »
DH and I have been watching Star Trek Voyager recently and when the actress who played Captain Janeway seemed very familiar (I'd been watching "Orange is the New Black") I looked up the actress on IMDB and found out she was from Dubuque, Iowa. 

It kinda made me chuckle since Captain Kirk was from Iowa as well.  (the character, I don't know about William Shatner, himself)

William Shatner is Canadian.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #422 on: August 05, 2013, 08:06:35 PM »
I hope this is the right place for this question. 

I've been wanting to take horseback riding lessons, but know absolutely nothing about what they should cost and what the lessons should consist of.  I know E-hell has horse lovers out there and am hoping someone can help me out.  If it's pertinent, I live about 40 miles northwest of Chicago.  I have no experience whatsoever.

I live southwest of Chicago and know there are at least a couple out my way.  I think if you just type in "horseback riding lessons Chicago" you'll get some possibilities and can pick some which may be near you.  Then I'd just call any that interested me and ask about pricing and what's included in their 'adult beginner' lessons.

I haven't ridden a horse in decades, so I can't help you with that part of your question.  I have no idea what is, or should be, taught.

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #423 on: August 05, 2013, 08:09:21 PM »
DH and I have been watching Star Trek Voyager recently and when the actress who played Captain Janeway seemed very familiar (I'd been watching "Orange is the New Black") I looked up the actress on IMDB and found out she was from Dubuque, Iowa. 

It kinda made me chuckle since Captain Kirk was from Iowa as well.  (the character, I don't know about William Shatner, himself)

William Shatner is Canadian.

Ah, okay.  :) 
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« Reply #424 on: August 06, 2013, 02:46:41 PM »
Sometimes I feel so darned bossy! 
The cat got sick on her little bed so we have to wash the slip cover.  My hands are giving me trouble so I asked my husband to do it.  I told him to use a little plastic pan and laundry soap, instead of the wash machine, and then stood there overseeing the process.  I caught myself though and told him, "I'm going into the other room so I don't start bossing you around."  Probably much to his relief. 
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« Reply #425 on: August 06, 2013, 03:48:19 PM »
I hate those quarter carts.  I rarely have change on me.  I finally started keeping a quarter in the cup holder in my car.  And then I usually have to go back to the car to get it because I forgot.

On the other hand, I am also one of those people who go around collecting the loose carts for the quarter.   :P

In Germany all the grocery stores have those types of carts...you can buy a little token that goes on your key ring that is the same size a one euro coin that they use for the carts.

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« Reply #426 on: August 06, 2013, 03:53:48 PM »
I like a little carbs with breakfast but don't care to use much in the way of wheat products, like bread.  So, this morning I took a half cup of no salt added canned great northern beans that I had in the fridge, drained and rinsed them then put a little oil in the skillet and sauteed them up with some garlic powder and paprika.  Really good addition to breakfast!
If anyone else does creative things with foods it would be fun to hear.

If you want a breakfast food involving beans, you could make these bean muffins! I have made them and they are not bad.
http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58452

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« Reply #427 on: August 06, 2013, 06:47:31 PM »
Sometimes I feel so darned bossy! 
The cat got sick on her little bed so we have to wash the slip cover.  My hands are giving me trouble so I asked my husband to do it.  I told him to use a little plastic pan and laundry soap, instead of the wash machine, and then stood there overseeing the process.  I caught myself though and told him, "I'm going into the other room so I don't start bossing you around."  Probably much to his relief.

Sounds like you get 1 point for nurturing your marriage. He gets a point for doing the job, a point for a grin, and a point for a mumbled 'thanks'. The cat gets a clean bed and knowing that she is superior in getting her minions to do the cleanup. No points.

Congratulations to you all!

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« Reply #428 on: August 06, 2013, 09:33:22 PM »
I like a little carbs with breakfast but don't care to use much in the way of wheat products, like bread.  So, this morning I took a half cup of no salt added canned great northern beans that I had in the fridge, drained and rinsed them then put a little oil in the skillet and sauteed them up with some garlic powder and paprika.  Really good addition to breakfast!
If anyone else does creative things with foods it would be fun to hear.

If you want a breakfast food involving beans, you could make these bean muffins! I have made them and they are not bad.
http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58452
Thanks.  I bookmarked the page.  They sound great and no sugar.  Yay! 
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« Reply #429 on: August 06, 2013, 09:35:15 PM »
Sometimes I feel so darned bossy! 
The cat got sick on her little bed so we have to wash the slip cover.  My hands are giving me trouble so I asked my husband to do it.  I told him to use a little plastic pan and laundry soap, instead of the wash machine, and then stood there overseeing the process.  I caught myself though and told him, "I'm going into the other room so I don't start bossing you around."  Probably much to his relief.

Sounds like you get 1 point for nurturing your marriage. He gets a point for doing the job, a point for a grin, and a point for a mumbled 'thanks'. The cat gets a clean bed and knowing that she is superior in getting her minions to do the cleanup. No points.

Congratulations to you all!
Thanks!  In about a week we celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, so something must be working.   :)
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« Reply #430 on: August 07, 2013, 04:54:27 PM »
This just struck me as funny . . .

We had some VIP dignitaries visit our company today. As usual for these types of visits, there are "glory" posters (describing what we do, what we've accomplished and how great we are) set up along the hallways.

The posters are set up on 3-legged easel stands at a viewing angle (not flat against the wall) facing one direction about 3-4 ft. apart, so down my particular hallway there's easily about 20 posters.

If you're going north down the hallway, it's a pretty nice display. If you're going south down the hallway, all you see are the easel stand and backs of the posters . . . pretty ugly, to me.

I always figured that the VIP dignitaries were escorted down a different hallway in order to avoid having them see the ugly side.

Nope. Not the case. When I left my office today, I saw that all the posters were moved to the opposite side of the hall and were now facing south.

This struck me as funny and I giggled all the way to my car because I picture little undercover poster-moving elves loitering in all of the the hallways talking into their sleeves: "Pigeon is on the move, now heading west. North Hall, switch the posters for south viewing on 3-2-1-GO!" . . . "Pigeon is taking a detour. Heads up! Pigeon is turning around. West Hall! switch the posters to east-view NOW! Move! Move! Move!"


Maybe I'm just having a slap-happy day.  ::)  ;D

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #431 on: August 07, 2013, 04:59:02 PM »
Sometimes I feel so darned bossy! 
The cat got sick on her little bed so we have to wash the slip cover.  My hands are giving me trouble so I asked my husband to do it.  I told him to use a little plastic pan and laundry soap, instead of the wash machine, and then stood there overseeing the process.  I caught myself though and told him, "I'm going into the other room so I don't start bossing you around."  Probably much to his relief.

Sounds like you get 1 point for nurturing your marriage. He gets a point for doing the job, a point for a grin, and a point for a mumbled 'thanks'. The cat gets a clean bed and knowing that she is superior in getting her minions to do the cleanup. No points.

Congratulations to you all!
Thanks!  In about a week we celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, so something must be working.   :)

WooHoo! Congrats on 40 years! It sounds like you both have it under control.  ;D

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« Reply #432 on: August 08, 2013, 10:32:10 AM »
Not sure where this would go, but billboard misspellings.

The local doc in a box had one expressing their sympathy to the "family's" in Oklahoma.

Last night on my way home, the mall was inventing me in to update my "wardbrode"

And one more, which was obviously intentional and probably part of an ad campaign that was paid for.  I don't remember if it was a technical school, or community college, but the billboard urged passers-by to consider ("hire")* education.   Well, at least o. That one they did catch my Attention....

*in my memory at least, they had hire in quotes on the billboard.

In our small South Georgia town, there is a sign right off the interstate that says "You've just past (Restaurant/Hotel/Gas Station Names)". As if those travelling through need any more ammunition on the intelligence level of Southerners. ;) The billboard looks like it's been there for quite a while too, at least two years.

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« Reply #433 on: August 09, 2013, 01:48:30 PM »
When someone you have not seen or been in contact with for years suddenly messages you because they have a wonderful new opportunity they think you should be involved in! This is the message I received today from a spouse of a friend who DH and I have not seen in at least 5 years, oh and they live 30 minutes away so it is not distance related. Only the name was changed.

Hey girlee,I just started doing my very own business with Slumber parties now- selling lotions, potions, pj's & toys- I'm Reaching out to all of my friends to have a party the month of Sept, I am able to give a 35% discount to anyone that has a party. Will you help me get started by hosting 1 for me? 😊 - xoxo (name) p.s you will also get to do some FREE shopping too 😉

I wonder if I should reply at all or just ignore it.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #434 on: August 09, 2013, 01:58:36 PM »
A random question for parents of teenagers.  In another thread someone posted a question about their teen and a side comment was that the young man (I think he was 18) had no desire to get a driver's license.  A friend's niece just graduated from high school and also has refused to get a driver's license, which is a big issue since her mother cannot continue to drive her around (they live in an area with very poor mass transit).

This surprised me because eons ago when I was a teen, we got our licenses the day we turned 16 (in the US) and felt sorry for anyone whose birthday was on the weekend and they had to wait until Monday - we saw it as a gateway to independence and it was a big deal.

Anyway, I'm just curious about whether this is a trend, and if so why do you think it's happening?  Maybe a rural/urban divide?