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i am bored out of my wits at work when my boss isn't here! he's been off sick and i just don't have much to do without him; which i guess is the downside to being someone's personal assistant!

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You know it's a bad day at work when you sneak out at 10am to go to CVS to get a mini bottle of wine
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Scrills - what was the name of that site where you could go and it will tell you where to find certain shows online? I think it was you who posted during the ditching cable conversation. I googled with no luck
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My mom in law and I recently bought the same skirt.. she wasn't going to until I reminder her that we live 2 1/2 hours away from each other, and the chances of us wearing them while together was pretty slim.
Originally Posted by TRBL

Haha. That is a comforting thought. No one will know. I keep picturing us ending up at the same family gathering wearing the same sweater. Omg! We've not had this problem since I was little and she controlled what was made. Our tastes are completely different, but I guess we had common ground on this one.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

It's been a good day so far. I slept well, and I have taken my time waking up and been reading the process. The article Cailin posted (yes, that again) made me wonder the writer had ties to the Cone Family. It could be one of many but... They had bases in Maryland and moved back there after they lost their many textile mills in NC. I would think that family had a large fortune, but who knows what happened since the 18 and early 1900's. They were hammered for disgusting conditions and child abuse in their mill villages. The villages can basically be and have been related to sharecropping of the textile world. The same motivators to keep employees tied to the mill, as to the land, applied. They had one in Western NC. Chicken Hill. They bought it from local businessmen who had built fairly nice houses (especially to the locals with outhouses who took baths in a bucket or in a creek), and community bath houses in the area surrounding the mill. The houses for the wealthy/owners were at the top of the hill. We are closer to coal mines than cotton growers so the whole area was fueled with coal and covered everything in suit. The owners escaped that by being higher up. When the Cones took it over they added many shacks and placed them in areas where they could monitor the workers. They set up community stores with a welfare system. Nothing humanitarian or remotely good in nature mind you, along with the community service programs they established and the schools that few of the children graduated from because they were designed to place them in the mill as workers. They all had different motives. They then extended the pay periods so employees would have no other choice but to use store credits and from there, took their family farm land they had to leave to work in the mills. *Or anything else they had to offer. They acquired mass amounts of land this way with all the mills they had scattered all over NC. Their new set up allowed for TB and numerous other diseases to flourish. Real SOB's, but again it seemed like a trade up to the people in the area during that time period. I get that.

In the 90's Chicken Hill was turned into a "Urban Art District" and it's now being renovated back to it's original glory by a man who moved here in the 90's, and the original homes are being sold. The mill was burnt down by someone, intentionally, in the 90's. I remember that being on the news. I'd like the see the whole area go up in flames, but... Someone may as well get some use out of it, again and again.
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Last edited by Fifi.G; 01-11-2014 at 09:43 AM.

If you had city water, would you have done anything? (We had a lot of pipes bursting here...)
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
The fire dept's along with other emergency management personnel would still respond in situations with city water, if a house was flooding and there were hazards. EM helps document it so people can get assistance with the damage.

We also let the town water and sewer company know. In most cases I would tell the person to call W&S. People fo call 911 when they wake up with no water rather than calling them or a plumber, but if your house or business is flooding, I will gladly help you out.

It seems like the town/city water has more problems than others on springs or wells in my area. Several had a hard time with the most recent temps, but the town water pipes are always busting here.

ETA: And in case you were talking about at my house alone, because I am exhausted and can hardly read , I would have done the same to any pipes coming in my house. It does not matter if it's city, well, spring, plumbers, etc. All have been making some serious money this week, and been backed up. I got lucky. The plumber came by after one of his appointments that was nearby and two of the senior employees at the well company came by in a personal truck loaded with tools while everyone else was out in company trucks.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Right, I meant at your own home. Do you reccommend that everyone do as you did? Why exactly?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
If you think you have frozen pipes, which there was a high likelihood after that cold snap, and it is going to take a little while for someone to come to your house and check, it's always good to take some preventive measures. I felt the pipes for any really cold places. A large difference from the rest of the pipes. I wrapped those area with hot towels, blew them with a hair dryer, etc to try to melt any ice that may be in there. The ice expands your pipes and causes them to bust so if you can get a jump on that... It's wise. Plumbers recommend you try. Several people can also unfreeze their own pipes and avoid a bill.

That is what I did first. Kept my faucets open and applied heat to the pipes or any outside walls that felt brutally cold. After I worked on that for some time, I went out to well pump again, flipped breakers and hit the reset buttons. Nothing. That is when I noticed a weird buzzing. I did a little reading on that and read the dangers of your well pump running or trying to run with no water flowing through. It can pull the water out of your hot water heater, causing major problems. It can also burn out your well pump. So, nothing was happening and i still could not be sure if it was a frozen pipe somewhere or a problem with the pump. To avoid a flood incase pipes busted or damage to my pump or water heaters I shut it all down. I kept the house as warm as possible and kept my fingers crossed someone could check soon.

They normally say shut off your main water valves after your pipe has busted but with another night in the single digits I thought it was better to plan ahead. Why wait for a flood?

With me it actually ended up being a combo. We did have a problem with the power supply box to the pump and frozen areas in the equipment, inside the well. Only one small leak was found and repaired. It could have been much worse.
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JHC, you two! If I have to keep stepping over and around you while I'm baking, you're less likely to get treats and more likely to be scolded. And I mean it!

Humph!
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I heard my mom yelling at a dog she was taking care of today. Her owners are out of town. She is a sweetie, my moms cat no longer wants to murder her (all the time), but she is under moms feet anytime she gets up. She wants her on the couch, snuggling. No exceptions!


Blah. Glad to be back home. A few places on my road are horrible. I was sliding everywhere. I think we got over 2 inches of rain yesterday. The river was very high, and muddy.
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Fingers crossed no idiots decide to go to the waterfalls near the dams during our few warmer days. So many people have done that drowned. They pay no attention to the signs, stand exactly where they should not, and when the flood gates are opened to release a little water... Woosh!!! You will find their bodies miles away. They don't realize the amount of force the water has or what the pools of water down below are like. You can watch a large tree fall down, or be cut down, fall over the edge, land in the water and never come back up. No sign of it.
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I love Pepe. He's my favorite newer (not that the 90's are newer) Muppet. I love all the originals from the 70's-today, but did not fully appreciate Rizzo until he became partners in mischief with Pepe. He had smaller roles in most the movies.

Maybe it's fact that the guy who does Pepe now does Dr Teeth, The Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog and does Mahna Mahna (do, do, dododo). Some of Henson's best Characters, and he does great with them. It took a little while for them to perfect Kermit after he passed, and it killed me.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

OMG! I love Pepe! "I am not a shrimp! I am a king prawn!"
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^ He is great. I was a little bummed he was not in the most recent Muppets film, but they wanted to keep the focus on the original gang. The Muppets are my main true childhood love. I never missed their show.

*Honestly I liked but felt strange about the latest Muppet movie. It wasn't the fact that it had been some time since one was released. I think it was the fact that Disney produced it. Nothing against Disney really, but it didn't have the same feel as Henson's production company. There was something magical about watching that show from the ground up. It was put on in the UK for a little while before. That's where you found a larger number of Puppeteers.

Can't believe it's been 35 years since the original Muppet Movie. Those were my first movies seen in the theater.
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Last edited by Fifi.G; 01-11-2014 at 11:15 PM.
I liked the last Muppet movie but I agree, it feels different to me now that Disney is involved. It bothers me how big Disney is, sometimes. I just want the Muppets to stay true to Jim Henson's vision. The Muppets will always be very special to me. My sisters and I love everything Muppets!
Every Christmas I can't wait to break out my "John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together" cd. It always makes me cry.


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MB, I have that DVD and watch it every Christmas. That and my Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas tape (yes I still have the same worn out tape) are a must.

It is a shame to see the direction change, but I was glad to see a comeback. It was incredibly odd to me that Sesame Street and the Muppets suffered for so many years. The numbers dropped on SS and no was interested in the Muppets. I made sure my nephews were not tainted by the weirdness surrounding them The children had been 'napped or something. Body snatched? Mind control? Something evil was going on.


Congratulations PerriP!! That is fantastic. Not easy, but fantastic.


I really need to get in the shower and get ready. I am supposed to go out to lunch with my family. I really don't want to move off the couch just yet.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 01-12-2014 at 08:42 AM.
This is why I hate these spur of the moment family lunch dates. I was just told around 10pm last night, and told it would be around 2. I got my shower, washed my hair, just stepped out when the phone started ringing and plans had changed to... We need to leave now and meet them at a place 30 minutes away. Um, no. Count me out. I'm not doing the sudden rush to lunch with soaking wet hair in 40 degree weather. *It will still be soaking wet when I leave. And really when the church crowd hits either. Trying to eat in restaurants in my area, at 12 on a Sunday, is almost impossible.

Now we're back to the regular schedule.
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Last edited by Fifi.G; 01-12-2014 at 09:36 AM.
Grrr! I'm ready to roll by 1:30 and then they tell me they stopped and ate fast food and we are waiting a little while. I left and went to run some errands. I bought a pack of 4 OPI mini polishes that has 2 I really liked but could not find the full size for. It was on sale for $9. The lady gave me the wrong collection box which did not have the two colors i wanted. Went back to trade them out today, and because she charged me the full $12 $ change for the box. She gave the box I wanted for free because of her mistake. Score!!! Now I am really ready to eat.
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Today marks one decade smoke free!

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Wow!
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I'm kind of proud of Elizabeth Moss tonight. I don't like the very bottom of her dress but the colors and pattern are beautiful and for once her hair looks good. It normally looks like mama did it with hot rollers and a teasing comb.

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I hope someone takes pic's of the back of Kate's gown. It's a plunging open back which more than makes up for the high, but beautiful, neckline.

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^ The detail on this Armani Prive is stunning.

I'll avoid talking about Hayden & Jessica C's hair and whatever the hell Drew is wearing. I love her, but it's really bad. Clown car bad.
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