Finally Friday

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 9:42am

1. Plans for the weekend?

2. What are you wearing?

3. With GH celebrating its 50th anniversary, did you or do you ever watch Soap Opera's?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:45am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>Oh goody more drama and spin, who needs soap operas...</p>

Seriously.  I mean, it's NOT like operating Google is rocket surgery.  I knew Grampa had one that actually clicked way back in the day, I figured I'd look it for the exact dates.  ONOZ!!!!!!!

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:48am

Cite your sources hammer.. Cite the total US population then while you're at it.  Thanks. 

 


 


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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:55am

The source for the number of units sold by Zenith already exists in this thread.  The other sources are attached below.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 12:44pm

1. Plans for the weekend? Soccer, confirmation, baseball practice--typical weekend.

2. What are you wearing? yoga pants, t shirt & hoodie. Just got home from the gym. Elliptical + yoga/pilates/tai chi today.

3. With GH celebrating its 50th anniversary, did you or do you ever watch Soap Opera's?

Yup. My mom watched ABC soaps until she died and I watched GH religiously until shortly after DS was born. I occasionally turn it on now if I'm putting away laundry at 1pm. Although after having it at 2pm my entire freaking life, the time switch this year is beyond annoying. I DVRed the Nurses Ball stuff--haven't watched it yet, but it's on the DVR. The Quartermaines remind me of my childhood and sick days home w/my mom, eating Cambell's tomato soup and grilled cheese on the couch. I grew up w/many of those characters: Robin, Elizabeth...it is linked to my childhood and growing up. And while my Mom would undoubtably say "WTH?" if she heard me say I watch it when I miss her, I totally do. It is strangely comforting that life in Port Charles remains much the same as it was 30 years ago...

Cue the SAHM/Soap Opera jokes...although, FTR, I've never been a fan of bon bons. Not worth the calories...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:01pm
<<<> Do you feel that this is tough to accomplish today?>> I manage. It isn't rocket science. Although I admit I don't iron much. We send DH's dress shirts to the cleaners. I loathe ironing. And I find that the cleaners, w/their enormous steam irons, do a much better job...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:06pm
We used to send the shirts out, but then dh discovered no-iron shirts (100% cotton) and we have never looked back. Thankfully he is not a banker, so he doesn't have to be super-crisp.
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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:13pm

Regarding all the comments about "simpler times." I would say that technology allows streamlining of our resources today in a way our parents simply couldn't fathom. For example: the ability of DH to text me a need at the grocery store, the ability to maintain a grocery list/to do list/family calendar/etc that can be accessed by all of us in Cozi at any time, in any place. Other than more square footage to clean, I don't think my household chores differ much from my mother's, although they certain differ from my grandmother's who didn't have a dishwasher until she was in her 70s. Mom ironed as opposed to sending stuff out to be ironed, but that is more a difference between a blue collar/working class household and a white collar/upper middle class household. I can pay someone to do that for me. She couldn't.

Because of today's technology, I can look up recipes in a flash, I can access instant advice on stain removal if I need it, I can even walk around doing some of my chores while talking on the phone, as opposed to being tethered by a cord to a unit on the wall. My BIL programs all of his appliances to run during off-peak hours, saving them a ton on their electricity bill. That kind of stuff wasn't possible in our parents' day. We idealize about how we lived in simpler times, but I wouldn't want to go backwards. And I truly think technology allows me to be more efficient and a better steward of my time that my mother or grandmother b/c I can maximize my resources in a way they couldn't.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:14pm
DH's dress shirts + pants gets done at the cleaners. I send some sweaters there too but most of my stuff and the kids' are washable.

 

 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:20pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
We used to send the shirts out, but then dh discovered no-iron shirts (100% cotton) and we have never looked back. Thankfully he is not a banker, so he doesn't have to be super-crisp.

Dh and the boys wear the no-iron shirts and khakis, as well but ironing isn't super time consuming, imo.  I kinda like to iron, immediate gratification on finishing a job.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:20pm

I've had one too many cashmere sweaters thrown in the dryer by DH trying to "help." So I error on the side of caution and send stuff out, it is certainly cheaper than replacing stuff...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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