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Bluenomi

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6675 on: January 30, 2013, 07:40:51 PM »
Is she getting straight onto an international flight or has she got a domestic leg first?

Domestic you should be able to go to the gate but international you won't since she'll have to pass through immigration and you won't be allowed through.

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« Reply #6676 on: January 30, 2013, 09:16:03 PM »
It goes through the airline. They give one parent a companion pass that gets you all the way to the gate. It was trickier getting it for the return flight.

TSA was completely used to the process. You do need to carry as little as possible, since you go through security just like everyone else.
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« Reply #6677 on: January 31, 2013, 12:07:24 AM »
It goes through the airline. They give one parent a companion pass that gets you all the way to the gate. It was trickier getting it for the return flight.

TSA was completely used to the process. You do need to carry as little as possible, since you go through security just like everyone else.
Yes, DH got a security pass like that when his elderly parents came down the last time, so that he could meet them at the gate.  No problem at all, as long as you arrange for it several days ahead of the flight date.
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« Reply #6678 on: January 31, 2013, 02:36:27 AM »
This is definitely a stupid question, and one I could probably answer with a few hours of sorting through Google links to random advice forum posts, but I'm hoping you all will save me the headache :-)  I've had a persistent telemarketer calling my cell phone.  (New phone, but I've had the number for years.)  Google tells me it's someone giving away travel "prizes", most likely contingent on buying a timeshare.  I have no idea how my number ended up on their list, since I never use my phone and actually lost it for the last six months or so before buying this new one, but the comments I saw indicated they won't take you off their list so there's no point in asking.

is there a way to block specific incoming calls on a cell phone?  Does it vary by phone type?  I now have a samsung something or other, if that makes a difference.  I don't even know where to start looking - I dug through all the likely phone menus but didn't see anything.  This phone is capable if interrnet and taking videos and making cannolis and who knows what else, so there are a lot of menus :-)  I just use it for phone calls and the occasional text .

You can usually add a block by your providers website or by calling customer care.

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« Reply #6679 on: January 31, 2013, 04:52:26 PM »
RE: Passing security without a ticket.

Thanks for the info, everybody. I will definitely look into this further.

I know it was about 6 years ago my mother and I received passes to the arrival gate to pick up my nieces' and newphew. But they were minors and my sister made arrangements ahead of time. My mother even had a notarized letter from my sister.

I'm pretty sure it's just one long haul to Europe, no layover in the states.

I think I would first check the TSA website, or if there's a specific page of TSA requirements on the airport website.  You (and DD2) should get familiar with this information so she knows what she can pack, what can be carried on, plus how and when to check in for an international flight (even if she has a leg within the U.S.).  DD2 will also have to know what to do at customs in France.

Great advice, gui. Thank you.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6680 on: February 01, 2013, 12:41:10 PM »
Now this is a *really* stupid question

Do you floss BEFORE or AFTER brushing your teeth? 

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« Reply #6681 on: February 01, 2013, 12:43:22 PM »
I do it after.  Brushing loosens and digs out most of the surface gunk.  Flossing after enables you to get to the gunk brushing missed.
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« Reply #6682 on: February 01, 2013, 12:45:41 PM »
Now this is a *really* stupid question

Do you floss BEFORE or AFTER brushing your teeth?

I floss before so that the brushing washes away the gunk that might have dropped out from the flossing.
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« Reply #6683 on: February 01, 2013, 01:03:22 PM »
Before, because the toothpaste has stuff in it that is supposed to protect the teeth and flossing would just wipe it off again.

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« Reply #6684 on: February 01, 2013, 01:22:50 PM »
After, and I took that for granted until two minutes ago. But now that I think about it, the reasoning seems to have nothing to do with what would work best. It's just that people say "brush and floss your teeth," which implies that brushing goes first.
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« Reply #6685 on: February 01, 2013, 01:27:13 PM »
Before, as recommended by my dentist.

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« Reply #6686 on: February 01, 2013, 02:15:19 PM »
Brush to get the major stuff. Then floss to get the bits your brush couldn't reach. Then rinse with mouthwash to flush it all away.

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« Reply #6687 on: February 01, 2013, 02:16:26 PM »
After, and I took that for granted until two minutes ago. But now that I think about it, the reasoning seems to have nothing to do with what would work best. It's just that people say "brush and floss your teeth," which implies that brushing goes first.
And does anyone here put on their shoes and socks in that order?  >:D
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« Reply #6688 on: February 01, 2013, 02:38:37 PM »
I floss first, as recommended by my dentist and hygienist.  You floss first to remove and loosen bigger bits, then when you brush the toothpaste can get in between the teeth better to further clean.

Think of it like scrubbing and washing something - first you scrub off the big bits, then you use the soap and water to really clean it. Or like first you sweep or vacuum then you wash the floors. Or fist you kick the chunks of snow/mud off your boots, then you wipe them to get any remaining bits.

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« Reply #6689 on: February 01, 2013, 03:55:21 PM »
After, and I took that for granted until two minutes ago. But now that I think about it, the reasoning seems to have nothing to do with what would work best. It's just that people say "brush and floss your teeth," which implies that brushing goes first.
And does anyone here put on their shoes and socks in that order?  >:D

I've never heard that order...I've always heard, "Put on your socks and shoes."