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  2. It might sounds silly, but I'm really happy dogs are back in the white house.
  3. What do hamsters dream about... Tunneling? Running the wheel?
  4. This is a music video, I just thought it was neat how they did it and how it fits the theme.
  5. This version of "Little Boxes" by Walk Off the Earth.
  6. From who? My dad's wardrobe is limited to burgundy, forest, navy, and gray, lol. But this is what I do when I shop and why I know I need to take a different approach, lol. I just end up staring at the mirror for 10 minutes trying to figure out if something looks flattering on me, and then inevitably come to the conclusion that I still have no clue. And on the rare occasion I do find something that I can tell looks good on me, I never find anything else in that exact color again. So I'll pick out something that I think looks close, but it's meh, or blah. I haven't detected any pattern. That's why I started out asking about warm/cool, because I thought that might at least be the start of a pattern, lol. (But then I find out I'm a neutral, so that's not much help either.) I mean, how do I even I know which colors are which? Say I pick out a yellow shirt that I think will flatter me: What color yellow is it? Is it a warmer yellow or cooler yellow? There's so much crossover between shades of differently-labeled colors, and unless it's on the extreme end of the color spectrum (which are colors that tend not to suit me in either case), it can be hard to tell the difference between a warm and cool color. How can I see a pattern if I don't know where on the spectrum a color falls? I can't seem to get a feel for the general range of colors that have a good chance of looking nice on me, so I don't have to keep guessing. I just want to be able to buy something online and not have to either send it back or tolerate how it looks, you know? I hate shopping. *Sigh*. Sorry Carol, I swear I'm not trying to be contrary, lol. I guess I really just need a professional eye. I probably will never pay for one though.
  7. Not really. Just enough so you can (hopefully) see a pattern forming. Plus you can borrow things. Or test yourself in stores (if they have untinted windows -- bring your own mirror). Give it a try and see. I know it sounds weird, but it works for me. Failing that, you could search the web for a color consultant in your area. Some consultants claim to work online, but I'm skeptical of that. Also, unless you're really into makeup, be prepared to say a firm "no" to that part of the analysis -- you have to have clothing anyway, so why not get it in colors that look good on you? There are official Color Me Beautiful consultants, and there are some independent consultants as well. I was still hoping against hope to be an Autumn, so I tried one official and one indie -- and got the same result from each. (Be aware, though, that some "color consultants" are interior designers, not clothing advisors.)
  8. Let me know if you find out. Pending further news, one of my main peeves is packaging that's not recyclable, even when it easily could be. Like the plastic produce bags at the local natural foods market which have no recycling code (or anything else) printed on them. Wouldn't ya think? I need to ask why -- wondering whether maybe they're number 5 plastic, which may be less likely to leach into the food, but which (in bag form) isn't recyclable around here even if it *does* have a code. I keep meaning to bring my own pre-used bags (either recyclables from the grocery store or just re-use those unprinted ones).
  9. The old saying is that the UK and the US are two countries divided by a common language.
  10. Not really my call, of course. But looking over the pond I tend to think: he's gone, hope he doesn't come back and yes...let's get on with it.
  11. I have a vivid imagination, so yes even though I've seen some pretty bad things already over my lifetime, I certainly can imagine some real toppers. With Democrats coming into office now, most of my current nightmare scenarios involve financial disasters. I prefer to think that they're unlikely to actually do such things, though. I hope. Or are you asking specifically if I can imagine Trump doing something I'd find unforgivable? Well, of course -- he *could* do just about anything. So could Biden. They're politicians! But in general, worst-case scenarios don't tend to happen, thank goodness, and life goes on.
  12. Yes, proper Brit chips are big, fat and greasy!
  13. "Threshold" is another favorite, yes. But I've often said I think "Children's Children" is the closest thing to a perfect album I've ever heard. I just recently discovered DCD too! Yet they've been around forever, I can't figure out how they slipped past me. I was supposed to see them in concert last spring but, you know .... coronavirus. Phoo. I am not familiar with Celtic Frost. Cool name (no pun intended ) -- I'll have to check them out.
  14. I assume you're being a bit facetious, because I've bought many bottles where they've solved the problem by making the label bigger (folded over itself) instead of making the bottle bigger. So I suspect your first assumption ... they want to take up more shelf space ... is closer to the truth! I hate excess packaging, but I'm not sure what to do about it. Sometimes I just need a thing, regardless of how it's packaged. And now I'm hearing that recycling is bad too (I haven't taken the time to find out why, yet). Good grief.
  15. "Fries" (aka "French fries") is the American word for these: While "chips" is the British word. "Chips" is the American word for these: While "crisps" is the British word. As I understand it, anyway.
  16. There's a whole bunch of those, plus behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/c/OwlKitty/videos .
  17. They're both cats, so both of course.
  18. Carol, may I ask you a question, and I promise I'm asking this out of honest curiosity? (you're of course free to ignore me if it comes across wrong, which I'm trying my hardest not to, but politics is a dicey topic - in fact, I'd rather you ignore this than become offended ) Would there be any scenario, any at all, where you could possibly imagine yourself thinking, "Okay, that's it - this was unquestionably worse than anything any other politician in the US has ever done" ? Like, say, Trump calls in on Fox News, then proceeds to kill some small, defenseless animal on live camera in a fit of rage (yes, I know I'm reaching here, but please bear with me). Would that make you reconsider? Or would your first instinct be to tell us how sad it is that so very few politicians of all stripes put any emphasis on animal welfare? On a happier political/animal note, the White House has dogs in residence again: Major is the first ever former shelter dog to move into the place. And don't worry, in the spirit of unity, a cat will soon follow.
  19. I'm so sorry to hear that, Artemis. That decision is the worst any pet owner has to face, and it's heartbreaking. Give Cooper a hug from me, and have one yourself. And sorry for not speaking up earlier, but my parents' gentle old dog Ika is going through a bad phase too atm, so it took me a couple days (it's a bit of a raw topic right now). Why must dogs' lives be so short? It's just not fair.
  20. But then I would have to buy a garment or cloth in every color I want to test. I don’t have that many clothes, lol. Isn’t there an easier way? Also I’m not sure that way of testing is going to help me much, because I’m going to be drawn to look at the garment regardless, lol. Just about everything looks equally good or bad to me, that’s why I can’t tell what looks good on me.
  21. Yesterday
  22. I agree. Waste is a real problem, and excess packaging too. It's the same problem in my country. It's ridiculous, really.
  23. Forgive me , I don't understand. What's the difference between "chips" and "fries"?? These are linguistics subtleties I don't quite understand. I thought those two words meant the same thing in English 😅 ( I have so much still to learn...!!)
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