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HoneyBee42

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9420 on: June 25, 2014, 10:22:52 AM »
I actually had to find out the answer to that question (at least sort of), because I just got braces and there's at least a small chance we may move before I'm done.

Basically, if you've paid for the braces in advance, you settle up with the one you're leaving, and they give you a refund. If you're paying on a monthly schedule (which most of them seem to offer), they settle up and tell you how much you owe or give you a refund. Both of those are based on how much of the service they deem you have already received.

My orthodontist also told me that if I move out of the area, they would be able to help me find a new orthodontist, who uses the same system they do. There are different kinds of brackets, and the last thing you want is to have them removed and new ones put on mid-treatment.

But if you go to a new orthodontist halfway through treatment, you end up having to pay for some things twice. There are costs associated with taking on a new patient and evaluating their treatment plan, and those wouldn't be refunded from the first orthodontist but you'd have to pay them to the new one as well.

So, the short answer to all of that is...you really don't want to switch orthodontists unless you really have to.
Or you can do what we did with oldest son's ... By the time we finally got permission to move (a year after the process started--if we'd moved back then, we would've switched to someone local), he only had a couple visits + removal left.  So I bought him train tickets and sent him back (he was 17 at the time) for his appointments.  Because by that time, no one *would* take him on for a switch.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9421 on: June 25, 2014, 10:44:43 AM »
When it comes to deadheading flowers, do you have to pinch them off with your fingers, or can you clip them with clippers? I always wonder if I'm doing it wrong when I use clippers but that's what I prefer. (I suppose it might depend on the flower, but I'm speaking generally.)
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« Reply #9422 on: June 25, 2014, 10:45:30 AM »
When it comes to deadheading flowers, do you have to pinch them off with your fingers, or can you clip them with clippers? I always wonder if I'm doing it wrong when I use clippers but that's what I prefer. (I suppose it might depend on the flower, but I'm speaking generally.)

I do it with clippers all the time and it seems to work just fine.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9423 on: June 25, 2014, 04:30:55 PM »
When it comes to deadheading flowers, do you have to pinch them off with your fingers, or can you clip them with clippers? I always wonder if I'm doing it wrong when I use clippers but that's what I prefer. (I suppose it might depend on the flower, but I'm speaking generally.)

Clippers are fine. Me and Mom don't bother doing it with our hands, it's far easier with a clipper.
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« Reply #9424 on: June 25, 2014, 04:44:43 PM »
How many bobby pin one need in his(her) life?
I got a stellar deal on 100 regular bobbypin for 1€, 50 tall for 1€.
I got a box of each thinking that a hundred (150 really) was plenty but now I wonder... They're good quality and they're getting rid of the stock, am I crazy to think that maybe another box...?
The cost is nothing but I wasn't planning on putting "boxes of a 100 bobbypin, unopened" on my will  :P
(I do use them regularly, I don't really know anyone close enough that I would "gift" bobbypins to).

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9425 on: June 25, 2014, 05:11:14 PM »
I don't think that 100 bobby pins is a whole lot at all! When I used to wear my hair in different up-dos (buns, french rolls, piled-up curley dos, etc.) I could use 10 or more for one styling. I know they are reusable, but sometimes the plastic tips fall off or they get misshaped . . .

When my DDs were younger they wore them (and lost them) a lot. A box of 100 was nothing!

One year for xmas gifts the DDs decorated a bunch of bobby pins for gifts.

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« Reply #9426 on: June 25, 2014, 07:05:35 PM »
My bobby pins are only so-so quality, so they get bent out of shape pretty quickly. But honestly, even good bobby pins can be misshapen if your hair is thick enough and you're using them for up-dos.

I also tend to use bobby pins to "set" my bangs after I straighten them (basically, pin them off to the side for a bit so they keep their side-swept position all day). I often put the bobby pins in my pocket because I forget about them until I'm at work, which rubs off the finish and makes them look not great. And since I often use them on my bangs in a somewhat visible way, having not-great-looking bobby pins is not ideal.

I say just buy them, if you use bobby pins regularly. It's always better to have too many rather than too few. And even the good ones don't last forever.


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« Reply #9427 on: June 26, 2014, 01:34:22 PM »
Thanks for the feedback on deadheading flowers. It's nice to know I'm not doing it wrong!  :)
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« Reply #9428 on: June 27, 2014, 09:28:54 AM »
We just had elections here and one of the positions elected was for Sheriff.  (U.S)  What does a "Sheriff" do versus, say, the chief of police? If so, I don't get why it is elected--seems to me the chief should be someone qualified more than simply elected.  Is the Sheriff a paid position (salaried) or honorary?


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« Reply #9429 on: June 27, 2014, 09:31:27 AM »
Sheriff is a paid, elected position. They are in charge of the Sheriff's Office, which is generally a county wide operation with jurisdiction over all the cities within the county.

Police Chief is in charge of the police for a particular city.

Many states have an inter-agency assistance agreement, so if there is a major crime scene or disaster, you will have police officers and sheriff's deputies working together.
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« Reply #9430 on: June 27, 2014, 09:40:42 AM »
In our neck of the woods, sheriffs have jurisdiction in unincorporated areas. (Parts of a county that aren't in a city.)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9431 on: June 27, 2014, 12:00:07 PM »
We just had elections here and one of the positions elected was for Sheriff.  (U.S)  What does a "Sheriff" do versus, say, the chief of police? If so, I don't get why it is elected--seems to me the chief should be someone qualified more than simply elected.  Is the Sheriff a paid position (salaried) or honorary?


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It depends on your local area.  Sheriffs are typically elected.  I've always seen it as sheriffs are beholden to the people who elected them.  Police chiefs are beholden to the politicians that appointed them. 

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« Reply #9432 on: June 29, 2014, 08:16:16 PM »
My mother & I would need huge numbers of pins to hold our hair into position (spider web fine and at least one hair dresser calls it "glass finish" hair).  The pins need to be glued in or they fall out, even if they are put in "crossed" to supposedly hold each other in position.

I joked that we could track Mom by the hair pins behind her when she was wearing her hair put up - back in the 1960s.  Fortunately, styles changed and hairpins became a lot less common.  Ambrosia Hino did remind her hair dresser to use crossed pins & lots of hair spray on her wedding day...guess the "glass finish" genes bred true.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9433 on: June 30, 2014, 12:23:52 AM »
What are "that's what she said" jokes?  ???   There's an ad playing for something that uses the phrase.
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« Reply #9434 on: June 30, 2014, 12:33:57 AM »
What are "that's what she said" jokes?  ???   There's an ad playing for something that uses the phrase.

From what I've heard of it (I may not be totally accurate) it's basically something said whenever someone says something that could be taken in a...less than worksafe manner. So if you say something like "And I was so sore I couldn't even sit down", while it may be totally innocent, it could be taken the wrong way, and that's where "That's what she said" came in. Basically implying what you've just said was a s*xual comment.
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