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  1. Macfrommichigan

    Soap residue

    What do you think? Are boar or horse or badger brushes more likely to retain soap residue than synthetic? Are hard soaps harder to rinse from a brush than croaps or creams? Have you noted any specific brands or types that are challenging to rinse from brushes?
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    Oy! So far I have tried Tums, baking soda & water, and peppermint Life Savers. What's your go to over the counter or homemade fix? Mac
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    Stale bread

    In a futile effort to lose a few pounds I have been eating very little bread. And now I am craving crostini/bruschetta. (Not being Italian, to me they are very similar, with crostini being smaller, thinner.) Any favorite, unusual or unique toppings you recommend?
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    High cost of dying

    A former neighbor passed away a week ago. I went online, typed in his name, the name of the funeral home. At the site there was an option to download a price list for funeral home services. Golly, and I thought my optometry office was good at upcharge options! Everything at the funeral home...
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    MWF + Earwig?!

    Lifted the loose lid on a puck of MWF this morning. It was used two days ago. The puck is nearing the end, BTW. A #%&@ earwig was in the container! I had no idea they were fans of MWF. Ugh, and yuck.
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    Carolina Wrens

    There are little eggs in one of the potted plants on the deck. The parents are making a lot of fuss, lot of noise. My better half is delighted.
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    Female centric films

    With all the favorite movie lists being discussed here, thought I would turn this on its head and see if there are any gal pal films you made it through. A League of Their Own Thelma & Louise Steel Magnolias
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    VW Bug

    VW says the very last bug will roll off the line in Mexico this week. I seem to recall someone floating the idea of an electric VW van, tho. Interesting concept.
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    RIP Ross Perot

    Computer guy and independent candidate Ross Perot has passed.
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    Everyone knows a moocher

    I was just chatting with a fellow I know, and we got around to talking about so and so, and what a mooch she is. And later I thought how many I have encountered over the years. There's the guy at work who borrows twenty bucks and you have to hound him for a month to get it back. There's the...
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    Electric razors: 1950s GM cars

    In the 50's an accessory on GM cars was an electric razor which could work on house current or be plugged into the cigarette lighter. I knew these existed, but did not realize GM offered the option. Gee, talk about distracted driving!
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Telephone booths. Magic Fingers vibrating beds. Cigarette machines. Soda fountains. Kids playing ball in the streets. Curb feelers. And______
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    Solar clothes drying

    The Wall St. Journal just ran a story on the old fashioned practice of drying clothes on a line in the yard. More popular in Europe than here in the states, tho a drive in the country might reveal sheets on a line. Gosh, sure remember how good clothes smelled from being in the sun. Pretty...
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    FT Proraso boar

    Just for fun I bought a Proraso boar, approximately 27x60mm. Heck, it works as well as any brush I've owned. Have used it about ten times, so just breaking in, actually. Thing is, I don't really need it. Looking to trade for blades, thinking maybe 50 Gillette 7 O'clock Yellows, CONUS, each of us...
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    Here's a challenging question: What has held you back, or what did you need to overcome, on your life's journey? Education? Economic hardship? Health issues? What has been a struggle? Still chasing a goal, or swimming against the tide?
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    I'm a peeping Tom....

    Well, sorta. You won't find me peeping in your window. However, as I stroll the neighborhood on my morning walk, I do take considerable interest in my neighbors' garages. Mind you, I live in a condo with only carports. But all around me are suburban homes with 2.5 car garages. And at 7:00 or...
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    Dinner guest from Heck

    Doing a little dinner party tonight. Alas, outlaws. And one of 'em is a pain, in numerous ways, and particularly diet du jour. She never eats mushrooms. Other no-nos come and go. Right now anything acidic, spicy, anything from the nightshade family, and carbs will supposedly cause her lips to...
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    Disposable flashlights

    Golly, they are now harder to find than a vegan at a pig roast. Garrity makes em. About $5.50 at Tru Value Hardware. I like to keep a couple in the bedrooms in the event of a power outage. They seem to hold a charge for 5-6 years. :-) Visited multiple stores before I found them today.
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    Dentist blues

    Well, heck. Been seeing the same dentist for 30+ years. However, he sold the practice, semi-retired, and joined a fancy office. Love this guy, but can't afford the new rates. OMG $$$. I'm 68, and hate the idea of finding a new dentist. Yuck.
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    Drunken Shopping

    Was just in the car with the radio on and Detroit's WWJ ran a story 'bout folks, mostly baby boomers, making online purchases fueled by alcohol. Seems $200-$300 per year is the amount per drinker spent on dubious online purchases in the state of Michigan. I'm shocked. Expected higher numbers...