Magnificent Monday

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Magnificent Monday
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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 11:58am

1. Favorite face moisturizer? (My clinique is running out and wondered if there is something better or same quality without breaking my face out)

2. Outside--which do you prefer or have....table with umbrella or table under a tent/gabezo?

3. When getting a mani/pedi, do you always get both at the same time?

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:57pm

Oops also to the scenario you can't imagine, one person might have a big table or two outside where all the food is. But they don't have a bunch of tables & chairs to eat at.  It doesn't necessarily mean that everyone needs to traipse inside to get food & drinks.  People bring coolers outside filled with ice and drinks (even if the food might be inside most people can do the cooler thing to have drinks outside)--that's pretty common everywhere I've been.

Oh, we have coolers or containers with drinks outside when we have quite a few people so they don't have to go in and out of the house. The only time I usually leave the food inside is when it is really hot and humid and need to keep it in the AC. I like to have some appetizers put out when people come over and then we will BBQ and have salads and stuff on the table, like family style. Most BBQ's I go to they will have a separate table for the food and drinks in coolers and the appetizers (chips and stuff) on the tables. You can eat in chairs elsewhere but it really is not that comfortable if you don't have a table to put your food and drinks on. 

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:57pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">There is often a table set up with food, drinks, plates, etc.  But again, it's just usually under the trees. Sometimes food and drinks are set up in the house like a buffet.  Everyone goes through the line, and gets the grilled stuff on the back porch before heading out to the yard to sit and eat.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oh ok. I just find it hard to eat while juggling food and drink out in the yard unless you have some tables. We used to have those plastic side tables. Another "overflow" to the main table and chairs.</span></strong></p>

I can't imagine that you can't imagine or recall any time in your life when you were at an outdoor party in which you had to put your drink on the ground close to you & try to put it somewhere it won't spill, because you are sitting in a chair outside.  Is it ideal?  No, but you've never done that once in your life?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:58pm
1. Nivea (I have tried many creams over the years, and find that regular lotion works fine). 2. Uhm, whatever? 3. No, because I never get either. I tried a mani once, and found it gross and pointless. Having some stranger touch my feet is completely out, even before we get to the gross factor.
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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:59pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>geschichtsgal</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;springfever2013&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;That sounds nice today as it is finally warm (but muggy) and sunny today. What do you do though when people come over to eat or you go outside to eat on the warm sunny days?&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Usually for that kind of thing, we just sit in lawn chairs under trees.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">When we have outdoor parties in the summer, we tend to have them later in the evening so that the sun isn't so much of a problem.  The last big party we had we rented tables and and chairs and stuff, and the party didn't start until 6 pm.  By the time we sat down to eat, the sun wasn't really a problem.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-size:small"><strong>The ones we have or have been to are usually earlier in the day so you can go in the pool and play outside games and such. Later on you can sit around the firepit while still having a nightly swim. </strong></span></p>

Well, we're poor folks, I guess.  We have neither a pool nor a firepit.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:00pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oops also to the scenario you can't imagine, one person might have a big table or two outside where all the food is. But they don't have a bunch of tables &amp; chairs to eat at.  It doesn't necessarily mean that everyone needs to traipse inside to get food &amp; drinks.  People bring coolers outside filled with ice and drinks (even if the food might be inside most people can do the cooler thing to have drinks outside)--that's pretty common everywhere I've been.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oh, we have coolers or containers with drinks outside when we have quite a few people so they don't have to go in and out of the house. The only time I usually leave the food inside is when it is really hot and humid and need to keep it in the AC. I like to have some appetizers put out when people come over and then we will BBQ and have salads and stuff on the table, like family style. Most BBQ's I go to they will have a separate table for the food and drinks in coolers and the appetizers (chips and stuff) on the tables. You can eat in chairs elsewhere but it really is not that comfortable if you don't have a table to put your food and drinks on. </span></strong></p>

So in the chairs that are placed elsewhere you can never remember a time, even once, when there was not a table in front of you?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:02pm

I'm thinking of big family get togethers when there are 20-50+ people.  A little table with an umbrella isn't going to be enough for everyone to sit in.  When I was a kid no one rented a bunch of tables or big tent unless it was a formal event.  So lolololol, I just can't imagine why you can't imagine things.  

Do you get umbrella tables for 30 people to sit in your yard to eat?  

I have had more than that in my backyard and 2 tables had umbrellas and then a few did not. I also have a covered porch if needed. Same with the BBQs I have gone to. Usually most people have more than one table with an umbrella, especially if they have a pool and entertain many times during the summer.

And I only mentioned kids sitting in the grass and or perched somewhere, they don't always mind that, it's called a picnic.  Again you can't always make all your guests comfortable by providing tables for everyone when you have a big casual group & it's a big family picnic thing.  It's nice of course, but my family used to like to just get together & be together & socialize and have the kids play together and not pooh pooh a host because she didn't have 15 umbrella tables or 7 big picnic tables for everyone.  

I don't have a big family here now & don't throw any big parties and I don't attend that kind of party now as an adult.  Shrug. 

My neighbor has a large family and for special occasions they get a tent with table and chairs. For smaller parties (10-30 people) they have a few tables and umbrellas and just table and chairs

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:05pm

I can't imagine that you can't imagine or recall any time in your life when you were at an outdoor party in which you had to put your drink on the ground close to you & try to put it somewhere it won't spill, because you are sitting in a chair outside.  Is it ideal?  No, but you've never done that once in your life?

I am sure I have when I was younger but when I have a bbq or party, I don't want my guests to have to put their drinks on the grass with bugs and stuff. They might do it on their own but I try and provide enough seating for everyone invited. 

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:07pm

Well, we're poor folks, I guess.  We have neither a pool nor a firepit.

We have only had a kids pool and slip and slide lol but other friends and family have pools so we go in them. My firepit cost way less than $100 lol. 

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:10pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Well, we're poor folks, I guess.  We have neither a pool nor a firepit.

Around here, people usually invite people over for a weiner roast when they have a big pile of brush to burn.  I think we may have two in the next couple of weeks, because both my parents and my aunt have some brush to burn.  :)

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:17pm
bordwithyou wrote:
Well, we're poor folks, I guess.  We have neither a pool nor a firepit.

Around here, people usually invite people over for a weiner roast when they have a big pile of brush to burn.  I think we may have two in the next couple of weeks, because both my parents and my aunt have some brush to burn.  :)

We had so many branches and sticks from Hurricane Sandy and we only have 3 trees in our yard. We have gone through 1/4 of the pile for a marshmallow roast so far. Hopefully we will have some nights we can do it soon before it gets too hot out. 

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