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#1026 2015-02-07 12:39:07

Kenan
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Very cute :)


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#1027 2015-02-07 13:52:00

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Ah, that is so cute. Thank you for sharing.


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#1028 2015-02-07 15:44:25

Marian
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Cute is the only word. Or adorable! What a novel idea.

 

#1029 2015-03-18 14:27:44

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

I can tell Spring has sprung. Everything bores me. I'm restless and unfocused. None of the books I'm reading are holding my attention. The only television show which I seem able to focus on is The Musketeers and its season is just about over. I am just so bored bored bored!


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#1030 2015-03-18 14:47:02

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

What about Vikings?


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#1031 2015-03-18 19:23:59

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

I watch it more because the Prodigal Son watches it. I haven't really been paying attention to it which probably explains why I feel like I'm watching two different shows when I do focus in. I'm going to have to give it a serious watch to figure out what is going on because characters just don't seem to be acting like themselves from one episode to the next. Or maybe I'm just confabulating the show with whatever I happen to be reading at the time.

I blame it all on Spring. I'll get over it in a couple of weeks. I hope.


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#1032 2015-03-24 14:29:42

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

OMG! I feel the need to rant but I'm not going to. Much. Suffice it to say that thanks to the government I now have a different medical insurance plan that I don't like but I had virtually no choice except to take because it is the only one available in my area that allows me to keep the doctors I already have and to get the drugs that I'm already taking. Thanks to it, I've spent the last week trying to find a primary care doctor who is accepting new patients, is on the plan, and can see me within the next two weeks so that the plan can take effect on the first so I won't have to miss my doctor's appointment on the second because the next available appointment she has free isn't until the middle of May. And all that happened because the first new plan I chose didn't actually cover either of my doctors because the link I was provided pointed to the wrong provider list which I didn't find out until I went to my doctor and was told she wasn't on the plan. Thank goodness I had the foresight (or just plain dumb luck) to tell them my insurance was changing effective April 1. ARGH!


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#1033 2015-03-24 15:21:35

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Insurance companies are pure evil.


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#1034 2015-03-24 15:38:23

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Seitherin wrote:

I watch it more because the Prodigal Son watches it. I haven't really been paying attention to it which probably explains why I feel like I'm watching two different shows when I do focus in. I'm going to have to give it a serious watch to figure out what is going on because characters just don't seem to be acting like themselves from one episode to the next. Or maybe I'm just confabulating the show with whatever I happen to be reading at the time.

No, I have noticed this, too.


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#1035 2015-03-24 15:57:14

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Seitherin wrote:

I watch it more because the Prodigal Son watches it. I haven't really been paying attention to it which probably explains why I feel like I'm watching two different shows when I do focus in. I'm going to have to give it a serious watch to figure out what is going on because characters just don't seem to be acting like themselves from one episode to the next. Or maybe I'm just confabulating the show with whatever I happen to be reading at the time.

No, I have noticed this, too.

I did get to rewatch the first few episodes the other day and they made a bit more sense. I admit that I wasn't totally tuned in but I was more attentive than I had been. Some of the behavior I thought was inconsistent really wasn't. There was a lot of manipulation going on in these first few episodes.


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#1036 2015-03-24 16:16:16

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

First few season three episodes? Yeah, probably.


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#1037 2015-04-04 16:38:39

Seitherin
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Finally bit the bullet and ordered a subscription to the two logic puzzle magazines I haunt stores to find. Not sure when the first issues will arrive, but I shall be logically challenged for a year.


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#1038 2015-04-05 15:43:55

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

OMG. I just spent the last two hours trying to get my printer to print. Uninstalled/installed I don't know how many times. Diagnostics telling me the printer is working fine which is repeatedly news to me since I couldn't get it to print anything. I'm not sure what I did differently the last time, but I finally got the [bad words] thing to print. And all because I needed to print 6 pages to send the IRS because they wouldn't accept an amended return electronically. Argh!


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"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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#1039 2015-05-16 13:01:17

Seitherin
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

I'm having a bit of a bout of reading burnout. Neither of the two books I'm currently reading is holding my attention and nothing I've picked up to replace them with is pulling me in either so I've resorted to video watching. Watched the first season of Daredevil on Netflix. Just the right amount of gritty darkness to fit my mood. Now I'm working my way thru Arrow. I'm about 2/3 done with the first season. Never been much of a DC fan being more a Marvel girl so I never bothered with the show when it first started on network TV. Arrow wants to be dark and gritty but mostly it's just silly. Guy with a smudge of green paint on his face goes around killing people using the excuse that he's saving his city from corruption all the while being broody and damaged and exposing his six pack at least once every episode and having the IT department run an analysis of drug samples. I mean, what IT department doesn't have a mass spectrometer sitting in a bay with its servers, routers, and such. And not only is Mr. Smudgy Six Pack all broody and damaged, everybody else on the show is as well except for the mass spec wielding, defibrillator repairing IT girl who is so positive and perky you have to huff insulin just to make it thru her appearances.

I'll finish out the season and I may even watch the second one since it's on Netflix, but that depends on how the first season ends and/or on how quickly I find something else to distract me.


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"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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#1040 2016-11-03 14:52:04

Seitherin
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Good heavens. I can't believe I've ignored this place for so long. I am a bad girl.

I actually just popped in to say the Prodigal Son and I did our civic duty today by voting. I am pleased to say the booths were set up so that I could park my walker before the machine and sit while I perused the ballot.

We also went out to lunch and I made a piggy of myself. It was unintentional. I had no idea when I ordered a slice of meatloaf I would get a piece large enough to feed two. If I'd had an inkling, I would not have selected three veggies like I normally do when I have the fish which is barely large enough for one.

Oh, well. Full tummy is a good thing.


"The evil done by men of goodwill is the worst of all." Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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#1041 2017-01-13 11:26:50

Seitherin
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Argh!!!!!!! Expletive expletive expletive!!!!!

Woke up to a dead computer yesterday morning. Will not boot. Cannot read disk drive even when it is slaved. Still in the process of getting the new machine up and running.

Grrrr !!!!! Expletive expletive expletive !!!!!

And Win10... Oh, don't get me started. Wouldn't let me set Firefox as my default browser. Wouldn't let me set Chrome as my default browser. Wouldn't let me set Opera as my default browser. Guess what it would let me set... Finally found a work around using the old Win7 Control panel.

Grrrr !!!!! I hate computers !


"The evil done by men of goodwill is the worst of all." Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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#1042 2017-01-13 12:12:13

Sahi
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Huh, that's weird, I never had that problem with W10...


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#1043 2017-01-13 17:16:29

Seitherin
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

I've loaded up two other computers with Win10 and neither one of them had an issue with me setting the default browser to Firefox. Just this one. I have no idea what's different between the three machines except they were upgrades from Win7 to Win10 and this one is Win10 clean install. Maybe I had my head tilted the wrong way while I was loading things and doing stuff and configuring this and that and the other thing.

Oh, well. I've done all the things I can remember to do.

Nope, I just thought of something else I need to do. Need to fix iTunes so I can listen to my music and watch my movies. I don't know why that just popped into my head. Oh, well, back to work...


"The evil done by men of goodwill is the worst of all." Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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#1044 2017-01-13 17:58:28

Seitherin
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Got iTunes straightened out. Now listening to music because I need soothing. ;D


"The evil done by men of goodwill is the worst of all." Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

So, I've got a blog . . . Now what? | A Stitch in Time | The Name Nook

 

#1045 2017-01-14 06:02:52

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Fly-by post to conquer the AT


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#1046 2017-01-20 12:31:32

Sahi
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Had to share this link with all you crafters! http://www.boredpanda.com/workstation-c … f=featured


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#1047 2017-01-20 12:56:18

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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

That's pretty neat!
(And because of the class I just took, which involved a lot of "arrange everything so that you don't have to move very far", I'm now thinking about how I could adapt that for work.)


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#1048 2017-01-20 17:23:00

Seitherin
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Re: Oxygen Bar and Needlework Shop

Oooh. Loverly.


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