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Hang With Friends

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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 10 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

Are you battling cancer or a cancer survivor?

Started by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ. Last reply by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ Aug 22. 14 Replies

Happily, I am now a five year breast cancer survivor, and I am thankful to my friends, family, my health care team, and to science and medical discoveries. Dealing with cancer and treatment is never easy and it's damned scary, but it is easier when…Continue

what boobs are good for

Started by dr kellie. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Aug 21. 77 Replies

I discovered a brilliant new way to avoid  having xians ring my doorbell in attempt to share the good news with me.  Just now, I was in my kitchen, washing dishes and finding something to eat, when I looked out the large window above my sink.  Two…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 6. 76 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Eat vegetables, Be happy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Aug 1. 9 Replies

An association between the amount of fruit and vegetables people ate and their happiness? Yes indeed. People who ate 7 portions of fruits and/or vegetables a day were the happiest.…Continue

Tags: vegetables, fruit, diet, happiness

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Comment by Grinning Cat on August 25, 2012 at 11:39am

Ruth, I found a bit of context in a video clip at TPM. It turns out that Mitt Romney was talking about himself and his wife:

"How I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born at Henry Ford Hospital; I was born at Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

 

To which Cher tweeted that he was enjoying white privilege:

lip bitting over! Mitt Romney "NO ONES EVER ASKED 2 SEE MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE" Ya No Why FOOL? U make "WONDER BREAD LOOK DARK & MYSTERIOUS"

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 11:08am

Great pic, Steph. Thanks for the friendly remarks, all.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 10:35am

Funny computer cat!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

I always enjoy reading your posts here.

Comment by Lillie on August 25, 2012 at 10:34am

Love the teapots especially the one with the roses and gold rim.  Thanks for sharing.  Would love to see collections of others.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 10:24am

Those are some really cool teapots Ian! Really interesting hobby. 

I bet you could buy some really good ones from Ebay. Maybe they have the ones you are looking for.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 25, 2012 at 10:13am

Ian, thanks for sharing some of your collection.  They are beautiful and stylish and all so different.  Maybe if you sift through your entire collection it will spark renewed interest and enthusiasm.  Items like those should be on display for others to see.  I'd certainly be proud of that collection.  And...you just reminded me of my great Aunt.  She collected tea cups.  When she died we all got to pick one of her tea cups for ourselves.  I picked a beautiful cup and saucer with a red and white Asian motif.      

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:50am

After more than 8 years and 80 pots the enthusiasm has died. Should I find a Clarice Cliff or Wedgewood going cheap somewhere, I would jump at the chance but I don't go out hunting any more. It was great fun while it lasted though, even though several women, including my daughter, have thought it "girly".

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:45am

Last, and least. Well, the smallest.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:43am

Fun ones I've been given as presents.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 9:42am
I'm drinking Hawaiian chocolate macadamia coffee this morning while reading through the posts. Cool squid picture Tony! Patricia and sk8eycat are right on about true friendships and moving on from toxic "friends". If they make you feel bad and mentally exhausted all the time (emotional vampire) then they aren't worth your time and it's time to let them go (dump them).
I have a huge book collection myself - one room in my house is a library devoted to books. I'm always buying new ones. Now I just need more time in the day to do everything!
Oh and cool video Patricia!
Everyone have a great weekend!
Thinking of all of you!
 

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