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Old 08 March 2018, 06:36 PM
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I stopped using the local library a few years ago: years of budget cuts meant that they had little new material anymore. Then last year a ballot measure to provide funding for the library failed and the library closed.
Sounds so familiar. The last government library I worked at the powers that be slashed the budget so that they had to cut hours, reduce staff and they couldn't purchase new material, had to cut their periodicals etc. People stopped using the library as much and then, surprise surprise the powers that be were able to make the case for closing the library because it was "not meeting the needs of its users". Well no kidding .
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Old 08 March 2018, 06:36 PM
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Well, sure. That's how you get rid of socialist things like public libraries: cut their budget to the bone so that people use them less, then eliminate them because hey, no one uses them anymore.
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Old 08 March 2018, 07:59 PM
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Not a FWP: thank you for making me feel happier about our local libraries. The one in town recently expanded, and they have remodeled a couple of others. They also are expanding their on-line services, such as ebooks.
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Old 09 March 2018, 01:32 PM
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Well, sure. That's how you get rid of socialist things like public libraries: cut their budget to the bone so that people use them less, then eliminate them because hey, no one uses them anymore.
Your sarcasm reminded me of the dark times in Toronto with our idiot former mayor and his idiot former councellor brother. The idiot brother said Toronto should cut library funding because there were already more library branches than Tim Hortons stores in his ward (obviously untrue). And then he started fighting with Margaret Atwood over it.

I love our library system in Toronto. I have rarely had a book I couldn't get. Now I mostly get ebooks from them using Overdrive (easier than the weekly trip the library....I read A LOT) and still haven't had much trouble getting whatever I am looking for. I save hundreds of dollars a year by not buying books.
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Old 09 March 2018, 02:02 PM
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I suffered a nutritional crash at the grocery store last evening (or something of the sort--I suddenly felt terribly shaky) and was forced--forced, mind you--to buy some Girl Scout Cookies in order to have someting to eat before I drove home.

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Old 09 March 2018, 02:08 PM
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I love our library system in Toronto. I have rarely had a book I couldn't get. Now I mostly get ebooks from them using Overdrive (easier than the weekly trip the library....I read A LOT) and still haven't had much trouble getting whatever I am looking for. I save hundreds of dollars a year by not buying books.
Overdrive is amazing, especially for audiobooks. My FWP is that since my library usually only has a license for lending only one copy of an audiobook at a time, the wait times can be tremendous.
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Old 09 March 2018, 02:25 PM
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Your sarcasm reminded me of the dark times in Toronto with our idiot former mayor and his idiot former councellor brother. The idiot brother said Toronto should cut library funding because there were already more library branches than Tim Hortons stores in his ward (obviously untrue). And then he started fighting with Margaret Atwood over it.
Out of his depth much?

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I suffered a nutritional crash at the grocery store last evening (or something of the sort--I suddenly felt terribly shaky) and was forced--forced, mind you--to buy some Girl Scout Cookies in order to have someting to eat before I drove home.

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I hate it when that happens. I'm so sorry.
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Old 09 March 2018, 02:42 PM
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Out of his depth much?
Speaking about the late Ford brother...it's not saying much. Out of his depth, out of his mind, there were so many ways to describe him.
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Old 09 March 2018, 07:59 PM
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I suffered a nutritional crash at the grocery store last evening (or something of the sort--I suddenly felt terribly shaky) and was forced--forced, mind you--to buy some Girl Scout Cookies in order to have someting to eat before I drove home.

Seaboe
I have a bad habit of trying to run errands on days off before I've had breakfast and invariably wind up buying a box of candy at the register, eating it almost whole on the drive home, and then feeling bad the rest of the day....


May your cookies last and bring you better nourishment
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Old 11 March 2018, 06:00 PM
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All of us--well most of us--lost an hour of sleep this morning!
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Old 11 March 2018, 06:05 PM
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Old 11 March 2018, 06:20 PM
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I've not found it to be a problem. Well so far. When we spring forward I am always glad (well extra glad ) that I don't have a baby or toddler in the house. Those years when the kids were small the time changes were always extra challenging.
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Old 11 March 2018, 07:08 PM
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Normally I do okay with DST. I change the clocks the night before and am sure to give myself a buffer of extra sleep time. But last night we were out spending time with friends and didn't leave until 9:45 (effectively 10:45), and by the time we were home and showered and ready to go to bed it was 11 (effectively midnight). In and of itself that shouldn't have been an issue either, I could still have had 8 hours of sleep.... but my body did this weirdly peaceful tossing and turning all night (instead of being in that anxious "WHY CAN'T I FALL ASLEEP" state but just as useless) so I never properly slept, and then "woke up" feeling hungover despite having had no alcohol at all....
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Old 11 March 2018, 07:32 PM
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Grr. Two weeks until we change, so everyone it the U.S. is off by one more (less?) hour.

[I could figure it out, but my normal method is to avoid calling anyone during those two weeks.]
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Old 11 March 2018, 08:36 PM
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My FWP: Looking and researching for home items to either purchase or put into our wedding registry. The trend seems to be cool tones for just about everything, like it's a wash of grays and blues and teals. Dining sets, linens, it's like your choices are either cool tones and then maybe one super-saturated orangey-red option. SO wants to get the registry more or less wrapped up soon so we don't have to worry about it anymore but I'm just not seeing a lot of things I want to populate our future home with at this time.
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Old 12 March 2018, 12:14 AM
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I want to get a new bookcase or shelving unit for my home office, but it has to fit certain dimensions and I can't find anything I like.
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Old 12 March 2018, 01:53 AM
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I keep getting Terf pins in my Pinterest feed. I always choose to hide them, but itís still irritating.
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Old 12 March 2018, 02:39 AM
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Terf is an oxymoron. There's nothing radical or feminist about promoting a paleoconservative view on gender.
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Old 12 March 2018, 06:46 AM
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I want to get a new bookcase or shelving unit for my home office, but it has to fit certain dimensions and I can't find anything I like.
Over here, there are internet services that offer to make your bookcase/cupboard/wardrobe to measure, with the subdivisions you need and the colour you like, and even with features like a curved front. You do the measuring yourself, and the furniture will arrive in a flat box, ready to assemble (like IKEA furniture).

Is there something like that in the US, too?
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Old 12 March 2018, 08:35 AM
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And letters
I had tons of panicked guests this morning charge the front desk while holding their cellphone screens towards me as they asked "is this really the time?"

I kept reassuring them no it was not. That Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation) does not change times because, unlike the Navajo, the Arizona State Legislature is unable to figure out how to change time on a clock.
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