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  • collectorofcats
    collectorofcats Doing 9 cheers 2017-03-09 10:29:50

    :-) Another spectacular day. Sunny and mild.
    Continuing to see signs of springs. I saw a forsythia in bloom,

    :-) I got off work a bit early just in time to pick P up from where her bus drops her off.
    {daffodil} G wasn't having a good day due to his chemo on Monday. He was feeling better by the time I got home.

    :-) A light dinner.
    Discovering a noosa brand and flavor of yogurt. Salted caramel🌷

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  • collectorofcats
    collectorofcats Doing 1 cheers 2017-11-25 14:26:59

    Did anyone shop for gifts on Black Friday?
    I spent $56 on a tablet and a set of sheets on Thursday evening. I didn’t Christmas shop Friday but bought a new charge cord for my phone and a scented candle on clearance when I went to Dollar General to buy some cold medicine.

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust Doing 1 cheers 2017-11-26 01:28:41

      @collectorofcats I didn't even think about shopping at all. I wouldn't have even left the house if it wasn't for an issue where someone placed a fraudulent order on my Best Buy account. Glad you got a good deal on the clearance candle. I love the Dollar General!

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    • Airos
      Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-11-27 17:49:56

      @collectorofcats Worked all day on Friday, was too tired to do much after so no. I bought a new power cord for my phone on Saturday and a gift for one of my kids.

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    • stephanie
      stephanie 1 cheers 2017-12-02 13:34:07

      @collectorofcats No. We don't have Black Friday in New Zealand... plus I think its a super bad idea, it just feed into peoples greed, and occassionally people get trampled to death. Personally, I think the shops should be closed on that day, and the sale should only be available online for 1-3 days. Then people can get the sales shipped to them, or pick them up in store.

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  • collectorofcats
    collectorofcats Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-28 14:22:01

    What is your most memorable summer read?

    How old were you when you first read it?

    Do you plan to or have you read this book again?

    How many times?

    What about it is so memorable?

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    • aenea
      aenea Done 1 cheers 2017-07-02 05:59:13

      @collectorofcats when I was in high school, I spent a summer reading classics that I felt I should have read already: The Three Musketeers, Moby Dick, The Last of the Mohicans, David Copperfield. Was one of the most delightful summers I've ever had.

      Three Musketeers was definitely my favorite and I've reread it about four times since. Just really enjoy all the intrigue and adventure. Later in my life I found The Count of Monte Cristo to be even more enjoyable, for many of the same reasons.

      I'd also add that several of those books in the photo would be enjoyable summer books as well. I read at least three of them for a book club and they all made for good discussion.

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      • collectorofcats
        collectorofcats Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-03 15:09:42

        @aenea I discovered reading in a big way when I was 10 just after our move to Missouri. We stayed for the summer on my paternal grandparents' farm with no AC and when not outdoors exploring, I headed for the cooler basement every afternoon and read many of the books my grand[parents had. I read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time and every western they had as well as all the Little House books. I even read Valley of The Dolls and a few other risqué novels which I had to read in secret because my mom wanted approval of anything I read. It made such an impression on me to have all that literature at my fingertips. It turned me a lifetime reader.
        I didn't get an opportunity to read Moby Dick until I was assigned it in college. I

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  • collectorofcats
    collectorofcats Doing 2 cheers 2017-03-22 01:41:44

    I have yet to watch an entire episode of The Walking Dead. I never watched Breaking Bad when it aired. I haven't seen Game of Thrones, Orange Is The New Black and a whole bunch of shows that air on Netflix, or the premium channels like HBO.


    Do you feel left out? Is there one you desperately wanted to watch but for one reason or another, just didn't get a chance?

    Is there a show you really like but got cancelled after one season?

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    • ligemst
      ligemst Done 1 cheers 2017-03-22 14:07:42

      @collectorofcats No. I've never seen any of those shows. We just watch one show at a time on Netflix until we are through all the seasons and episodes. We are watching Hell on Wheels and it's pretty violent, with bad language, and with inappropriate sexual stuff. We try to fast forward through the latter and I do have to clean my ears and mind with the language. Because of the goriness of something, I don't watch those parts. The storyline is interesting, if you can get past all that junk.

      I do not feel left out. I have never been one to go with any crowd of anything, even if they support my own beliefs, views and way I do things. I do things when I choose and have not been a person to give into peer or cultural or societal pressures.

      Since we can pick and choose what we want to watch on Netflix, I always choose shows with as many seasons as possible. The Flash, Supergirl are 2 shows that don't have many seasons on Netflix that we liked.

      I was really sad when Merlin only had 5 seasons and got canceled. Was super disappointed in the ending, but I can see sort of why they had that ending. Heroes got canceled after I don't know how many seasons. When they tried to have Heroes Reborn, I just couldn't get into that and I thought it was a big fail.

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    • MayKasaharawithalongtail
      MayKasaharawithalongtail Doing 1 cheers 2017-03-22 16:59:07

      @collectorofcats All of the shows you mentioned. And I've decided not to see movies with violence-as-entertainment in them. They give me nightmares. Some entertainment - a waste of time and money and peaceful sleep.

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  • collectorofcats
    collectorofcats Doing 5 cheers 2017-02-20 02:09:55

    since everyone appears to be over here right now, I'm going to ask the same kind of question I asked on the other site. I'm thinking of having my DNA checked by Ancestry.com or 23&Me or another service depending on people's recommendations.
    Has anyone had their DNA analyzed to find out their heritage or ethnicity?
    Which service (s) did you use?
    How long did it take to get results back? Was it what you expected?
    Were you satisfied?
    Would you recommend that service?

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-20 06:17:48

      @collectorofcats  I did 23andme, a few other sites that don't existin any more, family tree finder, and recently I did genos. All were similar results. I have not received my genos results yet. If anyone does want to compare dna on 23andme, let me know. If you would like more detailed info, I am available to chat online or by phone etc if you like. Or pm me.

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    collectorofcats Doing 15 cheers 2017-02-20 02:30:51

    I'm collectorofcats which I was on the old 43things and on popclogs. I originally started out as collectorofjunk but changed it to collectorofcats over time. I have a husband and together we have two wonderful daughters and two terrific grandkids. A grandson who is nearly 18 and a granddaughter who is 9. The granddaughter stays with us a great deal of the time. We also have three cats and if I had my way, probably 5-6 more. We end up feeding some of the neighborhood cats as well. We live in a house that was built in 1910 in a small town where nothing ever happens that the whole town doesn't know about by the end of the day.

    Edit. I also joined the old 43things early on in 2005. I was going through a bad spell. My parents had both died suddenly within months of one another and even after over a year later, I was just reeling over the lose because I was estranged from my mother and we never got a chance to make peace with each other. Also, my daughter had recently had a life changing accident and I was having to take her to therapy and just getting her through her last year of high school.
    I was at the library trying to find some reading material on TBIs and happened upon an article in a magazine that mention the 43things website. I got online and searched it out and joined. It was a great help with just dealing with day to day life. It just gave me a place to let off steam and stay anonymous doing so without being judged for the mistakes I undoubtedly made everyday. It also gave me the chance to forgive both my mother and myself for being the people who we are.

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    collectorofcats Doing 2 cheers 2017-03-12 23:45:38

    I'm still not entirely comfortable with the new 43 things.

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  • collectorofcats
    collectorofcats Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-19 14:10:58

    Here I am. This is my first entry. It is quite a different set up than the original 43things. Is it an improvement? I don't know. Once I get use to this site, it probably won't feel so strange, but I had to get use to popclogs which was so foreign right at first. I do like the fact that here I can see all the words I typed and they aren't one long string that I cannot view unless I preview them and even if I want to change a word or sentence, it is easier to save the whole and edit after. That is probably the one thing I dislike about popclogs.

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