Shopping Fluff

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Shopping Fluff
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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 8:36am

1. Do you shop locally?

2. How much shopping do you do online?

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:32pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">Didn't think about restaurants until others did.  Much prefer lacal restaruants over chains.  My favorite restaurant is a Mexican/Italian place.  </span></p>

We do the same, we rarely eat dinner at a nation wide chain restaurant, even on vacation.  

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:31pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I don't think Lauren had said her feelings about the eating process has affected her life in any way. If her aversion actually led her to avoid eating to the point of un healthiness, then she might. But it doesn't. She eats normally. So why bring in a doctor?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">If she goes for her yearly physical and they find nothing wrong with it, then they should know what they are talking about. IMO I can't see how eating or lack of eating like that can be very healthy. But then again, that is a doctors call, not mine :)</span></strong></p>

What "lack of eating?"  The girl eats.  I've seen her.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:31pm

<<Yes, ITA RG but PKA was saying that they were of better quality and better cooking methods than the a mass marketed chip, like Lays. >>

Well yes, "I" said they were of better quality ingredients and had a better cooking method for their product and I specifically said I wasn't talking about nutrition but what "I" believe to taste better.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:30pm

Your short friends don't wear heels out?

Oh yeah, 5 inch ones lol but they are still only about my size at my height with flats lol

While I tend towards flats while chasing kids, I just bought a pair of 5 1/2" nude heels that I can not wait to wear. I'm quite bummed that the weather this weekend is not going to be condusive to wearing them. They're simply too high for all my pants though. But I will be like 5'8" in those shoes. A-mazing.

I LOVE high heels. The higher the better. I have found while I can't wear them to work because I get up and down a lot, the higher the heel, the easier it is to walk in. 

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:30pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
You can tell who eats what chips by their looks, healthier chip eaters stand out in a crowd, Lol!

You know, you actually can tell who eats junk food by their looks, Jam. Generally speaking, my health conscious friends who watch what they eat and work out regularly look a whole lot different than my friends who don't do either...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:28pm

<<So basically YOU think they have better quality ingredients cooked in a quality manner but there is no findings that they are any better then say, Lays? Can you please explain then why you wouldn't just say you like these chips better than a mass marketed chip, like Lays instead of claiming that they are a better quality chip cooked in a better quality manner.>>

Well yes, that's what I have been saying now for posts.  I never claimed there was a study out there on potato chips, lol.  If you read back through my comments you will see that I specifically said that "I" believe that they taste better to "me" because "I" believe that they taste better.  And again, I did just say that "I like" these better than Lays because "I" believe them to taste better than lays and the reason "I" believe them to taste better is because they have quality ingredients and have a better cooking style...multiple times in multiple ways.  

Even in the piece you quote in your comments, cleary say "I", not that "it's" been discovered.  LoL


PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:28pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</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;reginageorge2005&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;springfever2013&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;Eh, it's OK.  I love to cook but for the most part, if it weren't a necessity, I could do without actually eating.  &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;I think that people place too much importance on the enjoyment of food.  That's not what it's for.  &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;gt;Gotcha. You are only the second person I have ever met that has basically said "I eat to live". I realize what food is really for but I LIVE for food. lol. I work with people who are exactly the same as well as friends and family so I just find it unusual. I am sure it probably is not and many people feel this way. &amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt; &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;You can count me as the third. I frequently forget to eat when I'm home alone all day and particularly busy. It just isn't a priority. I live for my family. I live for my friends. I live for my faith. I do not live to eat. I eat to live. t Perhaps that is why I'm not fan of junk food. I really don't like the way it makes me feel.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Thardy--beautiful dress. I love the look of full-skirted dresses, but I just can't pull it off. The fabric totally overwhelms my frame. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;It's pretty, isn't it?  With spring and soon summer, there are so many kinds of dresses out there it's hard to buy just a few new ones. ;)&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oh, and I'm in the never skipped a meal club.  I'm pretty good at not eating between meals.  I've known people like you who forget to eat a meal and I just can't imagine that!&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>When the weather is hot and humid, I wear dresses nearly every day. I think they're more comfortable than shorts and a top. I actually bought another casual maxi dress today. In petite sizing w/wedges, they really do make me look taller and I love how they can be dressed up or down. </p>

I can't pull off the maxi dress look, and Gina, I used to think it was because I was so short.  But you're shorter than me, so now I have to face the fact that it's because I'm like a little teapot, short AND stout.

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:27pm

"I think this was to me?  Good as in taste as in quality ingredients.  I'm not putting chips out there as some kind of nutritious food or anything, they are chips, lol.   I would rather eat a chip like Tyrells than Lay's any old day, better quality = better taste to me.  As the saying goes, life is too short to eat bad food or drink bad wine/beer.  Wink "   

"Right, that's what I said I believe....so why do you keep bringing nutrition into the mix when I have specificaly said multiple times now that I am not using them as an example of nutrition.  I have said numerous times now that "I" have found things with quality ingredients and better cooking methods to taste better."  

No, you have said a few times that they are better quality chips WHICH obviously only means better taste to you as there is really NO know fact to back it up that they are better quality and are cooked in a better way. 

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:27pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">When the weather is hot and humid, I wear dresses nearly every day. I think they're more comfortable than shorts and a top. I actually bought another casual maxi dress today. In petite sizing w/wedges, they really do make me look taller and I love how they can be dressed up or down. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">LOVE Maxi dresses. Not warm enough here for them yet but I was thinking of wearing some type of heel when we go out tomorrow night with friends drinking/eating but the majority of my friends are shorter than me (the girls) so I feel like I would be towering over them. lol. </span></strong></p>

I have my new one on right now w/a tank under it and a jacket over it. My toes may get a little cold tonight in the wedges, but the rest of me should be just fine...

Your short friends don't wear heels out? While I tend towards flats while chasing kids, I just bought a pair of 5 1/2" nude heels that I can not wait to wear. I'm quite bummed that the weather this weekend is not going to be condusive to wearing them. They're simply too high for all my pants though. But I will be like 5'8" in those shoes. A-mazing.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 4:25pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>&lt;&lt;<span>That's my point. You eat them for taste, not nutrition. If you were eating purely for nutrition, you'd be eating homemade kale chips instead of potato chips...&gt;&gt;</span></p><p><span>I like kale chips too, I'm making some tonight with dinner.  :)  </span></p>

I tried making the kale chips but I must be doing it wrong because they really weren't that good.  If I am having kale, it's usually in a soup or I saute it with carmelized onions.  I like kale.  The kale chips I made just tasted like a salt delivery vehicle.

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