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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 1:35pm

Mindy, I like Cool Whip much better than whipped cream (at least the old Cool Whip).  In fact, I refuse to put whipped cream on anything.  I don't think I've tasted Cool Whip since they added milk and cream to it, because I usually have pie without any topping.

I don't like sports either.  Not even enough to talk about them.  Oops, I guess I just did : )

I think we called it Pop when I was young.  I just call it a soft drink now.

Comment by booklover on November 25, 2013 at 1:25pm
Lol, is that a bird Steph? How funny.:)
Comment by Steph S. on November 25, 2013 at 10:35am

Comment by booklover on November 25, 2013 at 7:39am

Carl, I hate football too! LOL.  I just want the Bears to win if anyone is going to.  It's mostly that I want Green Bay to lose because my sister lives there, and Packer fans are obnoxious! ha haha.  We have a rivalry, but not really, because I don't watch it and don't really care. 

Joan, that is great that you make people think on Facebook.  I just don't have it in me to argue anymore, and I've been on and off of there so much friending and unfriending, etc. people think I'm crazy! Well I am, but in a good way... ;)

I'm getting my voice back, but my daughter and I both have deep coughs. Yuck. 

There is a light snow on the ground and rooftops here.  I still can't believe it it Thanksgiving on Thursday.  My husband asked his mother what we could bring and she said... Pop and Cool Whip! LOL!!!!!  Who here calls it soda? That's another thing my sister and I talk about.  In Green Bay it's soda, here in Northern Illinois, it's pop.  She still calls it pop.  They also call drinking fountains bubblers.  She refuses. lol.  I'm ashamed to admit I like a dollop of Cool Whip on my pumpkin pie.  I know, I know REAL whipped cream is better.

Have a good Monday everyone!

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2013 at 9:15pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2013 at 9:14pm

Carl that soup looks so good. Good to eat when you are feeling under the weather. Still cold and rainy here and more rain expected all week long.

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2013 at 9:13pm

Patricia - that is so funny!!

Thanks

Comment by Patricia on November 24, 2013 at 5:30pm
Comment by Patricia on November 24, 2013 at 5:27pm

I'm with you FA!!! 

Here it's hockey & football which seem to be the top 2, but I have no use for any sports. Last chosen in school as well, but I think it was because I never fit in anywhere, not just being non-athletic. Not that I cared anyway as I hated phys-ed!!!

Back then, it was gimme my reading, music, pets, & leave me the hell alone, thanks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2013 at 4:37pm

Oh! Carl, that bowl of soup looks so good. Just right for a cold day. 

Thank you for your kind words; you do a tremendous job of being straightforward, honest (even about football), and supportive. There is hope for a better world with people such as yourself and those on this string, and on this site. 

 

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