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Carol the Dabbler

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Carol the Dabbler last won the day on March 27

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About Carol the Dabbler

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    Indiana, USA
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    A Study In Pink
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    The Reichenbach Fall
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Sign of Three
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Abominable Bride

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  1. As soon as I get off of this computer!
  2. Are you concerned that they might make unauthorized use of them -- e.g., sell a somewhat-personal picture for use in an advertisement? Wow! I've got more like a couple hundred. Thank goodness!
  3. I've just about decided to leave mine. I'm not planning to download them directly from PB, because I've had trouble using that site lately. In fact, the last straw was that I wasn't even able to log in the other day, in order to change to my new email address. I'll try again in a few days, but even if I fail again, I can use the method below, as long as I complete the first step before May 20th (when my current paid membership runs out). Fortunately I don't have all that many photos on PB, so I plan to go through the forum looking for photos I've posted (this is about the only place I've done so), and when I find one, do a right click and Save As to a new "forum photos" folder on my computer (naming them according to the thread & page they belong on). Then I'll upload them to my new Imgur account and change the BBCode in my posts accordingly. The reason for leaving them on PB is so if later on I discover that I've neglected to transfer a photo, I should be able to tell what it was, even if it's been blurred by then -- and I can hunt for it in our enormous regular photo folders.
  4. I sleep well when it's just raining -- like you say, cozy. But unexpected noises tend to wake me, even if they're not very loud (e.g., a cat throwing up). And this storm was pretty boomy up till a few minutes ago. Hopefully it's done with that.
  5. I'm perfectly willing to admit that some of the best shows these days are on either cable or streaming -- but that doesn't mean I'm gonna spring for 'em. I guess I got so used to television being free back in the olden days that it just don't seem natural to pay for it. But sooner or later a lot of that stuff shows up for free on Cozi or MeTV, so I can find out what I like -- and if I *really* like it, it's usually available on DVD. By now, though, we have so many DVDs that we very rarely watch broadcast TV.
  6. Good heavens, what sort of wimps are you folks? A modesty panel isn't good enough for you??? .
  7. So that's where this storm came from! Radar looks like it should be out of here pretty soon, which is good because I really should be in bed, but I have trouble sleeping during thunderstorms.
  8. Well, that explains it. Tazo Cinnamon Spice has "natural flavor" added, which often means something from a lab. Here's the legal definition of the other kind of "flavor" (from the FDA website: The term artificial flavor or artificial flavoring means any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is NOT derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof. [emphasis added] That doesn't leave much in the "artificial" category, does it? So just about any flavoring agent that's somehow derived from edible plants or animals is legally "natural." From the same page of the FDA website: The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof.... I try to avoid anything with either "natural" or "artificial" flavors added. For one thing, they can be *so* tasty that they spoil one's tastebuds, to the point where the real thing no longer tastes good. I'd rather eat food that tastes like food because it *is* food. Admittedly, it can be kinda hard to find these days, even in "natural" markets!
  9. Oh. Duh. Next you're gonna tell me that all the internet cafes are closed too!
  10. Just curious -- did you try simmering it for a while?
  11. Are you within an easy drive (or short walk) of a library that offers free internet connection? If so, you might consider canceling your internet service right away, before you spend any more money on it -- unless perhaps if you have a really good deal on it right now, and are concerned that you'd get stuck with far worse when you reconnect.... Too bad your crystal ball isn't working right now, eh?
  12. Wait a minute -- are you saying that somebody has actually remade Lost in Space? Wasn't the original bad enough? Since Alex retired three months ago, he has been watching an entire movie every morning, in addition to our regular episode of Star Trek in the evening. Watching more than an hour or so of TV per day makes me feel really blah, so I do other things (such as writing) in the morning, and it's hard for me to think in the middle of a shoot-em-up. So he's being kind enough to spend his mornings in the guest room.
  13. This just came up on an internet search: Not sure who originated that -- it seems to be all over the internet.
  14. This cartoon was on the bulletin board at our vet's office: I'm sure that's exactly what goes on in a cat's head, but in the wink of an eye.
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