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Old 28 September 2017, 05:39 PM
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I am afraid of steep roads.

I don't mean ordinary steep roads, like, say, the hills in and out of Ithaca NY. I'm fine with those, as long as they're not icy. I mean tiny twisty steep one-lane roads, with no shoulders and crumbling edges next to cliffs or steep ditches, and gravel instead of pavement, and nothing whatever that I can think of to do if somebody turns out to be coming the other way except hope that they're willing to be the ones to back up.

On foot I'm only afraid of them on the way down; coming uphill I'm fine. In a car I'm afraid of them in both directions.

And I had to go down (and come back up) two of them yesterday. I didn't actually have any problem; but my muscles are still in knots.
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Old 28 September 2017, 05:40 PM
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To 1958Fury,
Oh okay. That's cool, everyone should have a hobby that gets them out of the house.
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Old 28 September 2017, 05:48 PM
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*whew* Nice save.
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Old 28 September 2017, 06:54 PM
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I like Comic Sans.
I think it's okay, and have never understood the hate it engenders.

As for music, I love the Carpenters and Barry Manilow (who is, IMO, a fabulous musician).

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Old 29 September 2017, 02:05 AM
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I enjoy cold, snowy days. The world looks so different, covered in ice, and for me, the cold breeze invigorates me, makes me want to tramp all over the place. Trouble is, everyone around me just keeps going on and on about how it's so cold out and it's so terrible. Then again, given that this state completely loses its shit every time we get some form of winter precipitation (sleet, hail, snow), maybe I shouldn't be too surprised. My Orchestra teacher in high school was from Minnesota and would just point and laugh at all the panic over an inch of snow.
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Old 29 September 2017, 12:49 PM
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Stupid autocorrect. That was supposed to say, "I like clubbing baby seals."
Me too. They look so cute in their fancy clothes out on the dance floor.
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Old 29 September 2017, 01:25 PM
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I enjoy cold, snowy days. The world looks so different, covered in ice, and for me, the cold breeze invigorates me, makes me want to tramp all over the place.
I'm the same, I'm not a winter person in the sense that I can't wait to break out the skis or the snowboard but I seem to thrive in colder weather while summer just makes me hot and cross! Mostly though I seem to be around people for whom the other three seasons are just what you get through to arrive at the ultimate destination of the year: SUMMER. I've learned to keep my preference for colder weather to myself. Well most of the time .
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Old 29 September 2017, 01:30 PM
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Sometimes I think people conflate distaste for hot weather with laziness, based on the way they react to it.
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Old 29 September 2017, 01:45 PM
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I like John Denver's songs. Also disco.

I love cheesy giant animal/supposedly extinct animal disaster books. Chomp those idiots, megalodon!
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Old 29 September 2017, 02:28 PM
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I've learned to keep my preference for colder weather to myself. Well most of the time .
Most of the time, I don't. I don't snarl at the hot weather people; I just say something like 'Actually, I do better in cold weather than in hot.' They may do the reverse; but it's good to realize that people vary. (And I discover that quite a lot of people agree with me; though maybe a significant percentage of the others have moved south. The southern weather seems to be moving up here, though.)
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Old 29 September 2017, 02:54 PM
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Stupid autocorrect. That was supposed to say, "I like clubbing baby seals."
Awkward confession: I know a clubbing baby seals joke...


A baby seal walks into a club...
*slap hands together to make a smacking sound*
*wait for horrified expression*
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Old 29 September 2017, 03:03 PM
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How about this inappropriate joke:

*sing* "If you're Jesus and you know it clap your hands!"
*hold hands straight out to your sides and move just the tips of your hands*
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Old 29 September 2017, 04:35 PM
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Awkward confession: I know a clubbing baby seals joke...


A baby seal walks into a club...
*slap hands together to make a smacking sound*
*wait for horrified expression*
I once got asked to leave a toy store near Montreal in '94.

I found a big stuffed hammer (don't know why someone would want a stuffed hammer doll). So, I carried it over to the plush section and picked out a seal doll. I proceeded to hit one with the other.

There were no kids nearby. Just an equally immature colleague who got a kick out of it. I was careful to not emotionally scar anyone.

We were asked to leave nonetheless.
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Old 29 September 2017, 05:08 PM
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I once got asked to leave a toy store near Montreal in '94.

I found a big stuffed hammer (don't know why someone would want a stuffed hammer doll). So, I carried it over to the plush section and picked out a seal doll. I proceeded to hit one with the other.

There were no kids nearby. Just an equally immature colleague who got a kick out of it. I was careful to not emotionally scar anyone.

We were asked to leave nonetheless.
That's not right...
No one's ever said anything about hammering seals...
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Old 29 September 2017, 05:48 PM
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That's not right...
No one's ever said anything about hammering seals...
Lots of people get hammered when they go clubbing.
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Old 29 September 2017, 07:32 PM
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Related (or at least inspired) by the hot/ cold thing...

I like it when it rains in the summer (keep in mind that where I live, it almost always cools off considerably when it rains). This past summer, IMO, was pretty close to hellish (we went 50-odd days without measurable precipitation).

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Old 10 October 2017, 05:57 PM
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Kitap: I like disco too--a lot of it has aged quite well. My playlist is a most interesting combination of classic rock, new rock, oldies, disco, and yes a John Denver song. And Weird Al. Lots of Weird Al.

My two favorite TV shows are Hogan's Heroes and Sponge Bob Squarepants.
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Old 10 October 2017, 06:37 PM
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I'm a childless, 48 year old married woman and I'm a fan of My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic.

I'm going to see the movie tonight, alone, since none of my friends or my husband share my interest.
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Old 10 October 2017, 06:50 PM
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I like it when it rains in the summer (keep in mind that where I live, it almost always cools off considerably when it rains). This past summer, IMO, was pretty close to hellish (we went 50-odd days without measurable precipitation).
You should hang around with more farmers.

While we get unhappy if it rains too often, we dance with joy if it rains after 50 days without. Or considerably less than 50 days, for that matter.

-- shortly after I moved here, I was in the grocery store one day during a dry spell. While I was in there, we got hit by a thunderstorm: crack! boom! Downpour! -- whoops, power's out!

The store owner, who'd been going around encouraging everybody to stay inside until the worst of it had gone over, said 'That's OK, we need rain more than we need electricity right now anyway.' I knew I'd moved to the right place.
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Old 10 October 2017, 10:01 PM
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I like cheesy historical romance novels. The kind I like are the cheap paperback kind you find in mass market stores. I get them for my Kindle, usually for free* and can read through one in a couple hours. It's like desert to read about Lord Fancy and Miss Elaborate and how they fall in love, but don't want to admit it for [insert reason], but they cannot deny their fate, etc. Some writers are better at plotting and character creation, but pretty much all are alike. But I read them and on the Kindle I don't have to try to hide the gilded big-font covers. *Hangs head in shame*



*I get a daily mailing list of really cheap or free Kindle books from BookBub.
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