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Local Color in the Neighborhood

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius on Saturday. 24 Replies

It's getting on toward peak color season here on the North Coast.  I'm lucky enough to have some truly beautiful examples of it literally right outside my door and a short walk around.  So I thought I'd break out the Olympus and record some…Continue

Tags: trees, local color, autumn, fall

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Nick Bottom on Thursday. 25 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

I put my trust in my cancer fighting teams

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 16 Replies

So, something made you ill,then God waited until many people petitioned him,then made you well again.Something makes people around the world illthen no amount of people petitioning Godmakes them well again.Cancer made me ill,I want no one to…Continue

blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 3. 10 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

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Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

Tags: stealth key copying, stealth key duplication, key copying, key copying from photos, stealth

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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Comment by booklover on March 27, 2013 at 9:45pm
Life is sure not as fun as it was before I got this. I can basically eat and drink what I want, except I don't drink alcohol very often and never when either of my stomach conditions are acting up. I don't really like spicy- hot food so I wouldn't know if it made my condition worse. I guess it doesn't matter since I don't eat it! I feel bad that I feel bad for myself on occasion when so many others have so many worse things, but I guess it's okay to NOT want to have health-issues!!!!!
Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 9:27pm

Yes, my Pariet is something like that with needing special permission for me to use it & have it covered by Blue Cross. It has to be stated that everything else I've tried has failed. I like trying new foods & drinks, etc., but of course that is now out of the equation. 

Comment by booklover on March 27, 2013 at 6:12pm

Wow Patricia, we have some very unpleasant things in common!!!! Lotronex is the name of the extremely expensive new med I am on.  I think my gastro said it helped people with colitis and IBS also.  I'm not sure. It only helps 3 out of 10 people, and only a limited amount of gastros in the US are allowed to dispense it.  I had to sign something saying he told me all about it.  Kinda scary, but if it works, it's worth it to my quality of life!

Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 5:38pm

I also eat very high fiber & make my own bread recipe with flax, & bran along with the whole wheat flour, never white. Very seldom eat junk food, or desserts. I have reflux, hiatal hernia as well as colitis & IBS. I have to take Asacol when the colitis is in flare & cannot leave the house. Fun!

Comment by booklover on March 27, 2013 at 5:07pm

Hi Everyone :)  Lula says thanks to all her cyber well-wishers ;).  Lol Carl, I love that "Goldilocks medication, one that is just right for you."  I took my first pill today, so we'll see.  This part made me ill~ right now, because of my husbands Union-contract, we pay nothing for meds.  ZERO.  So, I looked on the box, and it said my insurance had saved me $1, 200.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  FOR ONE MONTH OF THIS MED!  What the hell do people do who need this med and can't afford it?!!!!! That's CRAZY! I love the photo-bombing dog! How adorable!!!! ha ha

Patricia, I'm glad your stomach-issues are under control!  I have neuropathy of the digestive system, which causes awful symptoms, and reflux (and a hiatal (sp?) hernia.) I had a Nissen Fundoplication for the reflux and hernia, where they wrap the fundus  (again, sp?) around your esophagus, and sew it there.  So now I can't throw-up, sorry to be gross, but also, the operation is supposed to keep you from having symptoms for 10 years, and it worked for me for about 3 years. I can deal with that though.  It's the non-working digestive system. UGH.  Well THAT was too much info! lol

Spud, my block isn't uniform with many others.  It sort of zigs and zags so it probably ends-up being 2 1/2 blocks.  Part of the 'block' is in the city (us) with sidewalks, and part is owned by the county and has no sidewalks. Weird!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 27, 2013 at 3:18pm

Sentient Biped, GET WELL, PLEASE!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 27, 2013 at 3:04pm

Dear Spud, the novel, THE HUCKSTERS, by Frederick Wakeman is a "must read"...it was first published in 1946, and was made into a movie starring Clark Gable in 1947.  It was "cleaned up" for the movie version, so get the book. 

It's an expose' of the advertising industry, and nothing has changed much since 1946. What caught my attention was the "philosophy" that annoying commercials are memorable, and the sheeple will still buy the product when they see it on the shelf.  I have news for them, I have always avoided products whose commercials p*ss me off...like the old "Please don't squeeze the Charmin," and "Oh, I don't use Tide anymore.  I use New, Improved Tide!"  Both are Proctor and Gamble products, and I refuse to buy anything marketed by that mega-company.  I also avoid Kraft products for the same reason.... they all believe that females are stupid.

I have another reason for avoiding P&G, but it's a long story, and has nothing to do with marketing.

Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 1:50pm

I borrow library books online & read them on the netbook computer.....I can do whatever I like with print size, & color tone in the background. I have a Kobo ereader in my purse.

My TV has a lovely mute button which is hit at every commercial. 

Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 1:46pm

Hope to hear good news for Sentient soon that all went well.

I have plenty of stomach issues as well Melinda, but I seem to keep it under fairly good control with my meds, careful with portion size, white starches, fats, etc. I take Pariet & Dicetel.

Yay....Lula!!!

Comment by Patricia on March 27, 2013 at 1:33pm

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