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7/14/18 12:27 A

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7/14/18 12:20 A

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Baltimore fans are really loud @OBIESMOM2
Especially when playing the Yankees. I went to see a Baltimore vs. The New York Yankees. One lady in the bathroom asked her friend. Do you think we will make it out alive?



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7/14/18 12:15 A

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As I was typing stadium. I was thinking that just doesn't sound right. I should know. I do go to the odd baseball game. @ARCHIMEDESII

I prefer the symphony though. So far I've only seen the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, but different symphony companies are on my bucket list.



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7/13/18 2:57 P



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ummm... Baseball is played in a park, not a stadium. LOL



The local politicians keep pushing for a stadium for the Red Sox, but honestly no one in the city wants it. They are too much trouble and not worth the billions needed to build.

think Comiskey Park, not that big ol' stadium.




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7/13/18 1:16 P

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@MANDIETERRIER1 - I do love a baseball game at the stadium, but haven't been in years.

I was raised on Atlanta Braves baseball. But Braves fans are NOT loud at all. I am a LOUD sports fan. I would get stares like I was making noise at the Masters.

I've gone to a Falcons game or two, and it's more fun because I can make noise.

The pro sporting events are now too expensive for my tastes.

If the minor leagues were closer, we'd probably go to those.

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7/13/18 6:38 A

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I am rooting for Croatia too! I have been there and it's a beautiful country. My co-worker's husband is English; he was devastated when they lost.

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7/13/18 1:50 A

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One reason I watch soccer rather than other sports is because each half is 45 minutes long, and no blasted commercials! Other sports have way too many commercials interrupting, and it’s gotten worse over the past decades, with even the rules of the game changed to allow more and more ads. I’m rooting for Croatia on Sunday. I’m happy to know there are a few others watching soccer.😊

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7/12/18 11:23 P

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I don't like those face masks. I feel like I am being suffocated.

I love the sun. I have friends who can't stand it.

I love the relationship between Isobel Crawley and Violet. My mom is Violet. I even call her The Dowager Countess.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 7/12/2018 (23:37)

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7/12/18 11:21 P

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I like Shaquille O'Neal he seems like a really neat guy.

Baseball is best at the stadium. I cannot watch it on TV.

The Capitals won The Stanley Cup this year! On the days I ate ice cream they won the game. When I had no ice cream. They lost. So we know it had everything to do with ice cream and nothing to do with the skill of the players.



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7/12/18 7:56 P



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Did you know that Shaq played for the Celtics for a year ?



I didn't have the opportunity to see him around town, but I've been told by friends that he was always great about posing for photos or using his spare time to support local charities.

And I loved his show Shaq's Big Challenge. It was probably one of the best "weight loss" shows. No big reveals. No 1200 calorie diets and 4-6 hours of exercise. The overweight children who participated worked with a pediatric dietitian, Shaq's personal trainer, pediatricians, doctors, etc... it was one of the most sensible shows I've ever watched.



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7/12/18 7:35 P

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I can understand protecting one's furniture and rugs from sunlight, but these people even when there is no sun, Never let the light of day in their apartments. You would think they're vampires. I've worked in huge corporate offices where you had to walk 100 yards just to see a window. Not my thing.

Another question.
I'm also puzzled by cultures that wear face masks to prevent spreading their colds to others in the population, but they share common dishes with friends and family at the table.

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 7/12/2018 (19:36)
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7/12/18 5:01 P

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@MANDIETERRIER1

What a fun idea for a thread! I hope you found some other activities to stave off the boredom, too - like finding yourself some more unique and funky styles :)

@SHERYLDS

I was in total agreement with you about the curtains / blinds always shut folks, until my sis-in-law (with the Doctorate in Fine Arts) explained to me just how much damage the sunlight through the windows does to art works, and natural wood, and even fabrics on upholstered items. While I've never owned anything worth enough for me to worry about it, I can definitely understand folks trying to preserve heirlooms finding it easiest to just keep the drapes shut.

While I don't worry about sun-damage to stuff --- I'm now on meds that make ME more subject to sun-damage, so all of my previously wide-open draperies are now closed and sad :( I am now the weird lady out for a walk in 90 plus degree weather in full-length pants, full-sleeved blouses, and a hat with the broadest brim I could find (which is even more sad).

Ah well - I'll stay hidden behind closed blinds and wander off to knead some bread dough and work off the frustration of being cave-bound...

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"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."


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7/12/18 4:47 P

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I used to love the Dos Equis commercials featuring the most interesting man in the world. My favorite was "Sharks have a week dedicated to him".




"Things do not change; we change."
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7/12/18 8:24 A

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Shark Week is going to be Shaq Week this year? Looking forward to it!

Shaq is now a local in GA and seen out and about all the time. He's considered running for a local public office. I think he lives in McDonough, which is in the county next to me.

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7/12/18 6:59 A

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this is from an article titled: NIGHT DIVING, WHY WOULD YOU?

"a night dive on that same dive site will bring back the awe. It will show you a different place, one with more color and maybe even more species of marine life and more action than you ever saw on your favorite reef.

At night, the octopus and its cousins the squid and cuttlefish moves away from its camouflage position and starts roaming the reef. If you shine your dive light next to them, you can see their colors and might even see them shift to match the background.
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. While it is common to see sharks during day dives, more sharks are active at night because they come out at night to hunt. You may spot blacktip reef sharks, as one example, and notice that their eyes glow in the light beams just like a cat’s eyes would. They’ll leave you alone as you continue exploring as they’re more concerned with finding their usual meal for the night."
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I want to see what's coming at me from as far away as possible. These people are counting on sharks not being interested in humans because sharks USUALLY feed on something else? Have these people not seen JAWS? The opening scene was someone taking a swim at night in the moonlight. And from what I hear, shark attacks are on the rise. Cue the scary music.

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7/12/18 6:12 A

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A thread about nothing and yet about anything and everything. I love it!

I went to a soccer game in Vienna many years ago, meaning 21 years. I was living in Budapest, Hungary and a friend was living in Vienna. The two cities were about a 4 hour train ride apart.

I visited her for a weekend and we went to the game. It was crazy fun! Soccer fans are extremely enthusiastic.

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7/12/18 5:56 A



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Sheryl,

a World Cup soccer match is longer than an American football game. How you ask ?

A soccer match is 90 minutes, two 45 minute halves and then two 15 minutes for OT. If there is a tied at the end of the two OTs, they go into penalty kicks. So, a World Cup match can go a little past two hours.

An American football game is four 15 minute quarters with a 12-15 minute half time. That's 75 minutes.

So, why do US football matches last for HOURS..... ? When they play in the US, the clock is stopped for ruling from the officials or time outs by the teams. What should only take 75 minutes can go for four or more hours depending on the number of times the clock is stopped. The clock is not stopped in soccer, they keep playing.

Plus, they don't have as many commercials during the game.

BTW, being from Boston, baseball is genetic. Playing or watching the game is in my genes. LOL



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7/11/18 7:22 P

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I love watching soccer and hockey...the only 2 sports that really get my attention. I don't understand why baseball is favored over soccer in the US. Way too slow.

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7/11/18 6:40 P



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I'll bite.

At work, we were watching the World Cup quarter final between England and Croatia. Most of us were hoping Croatia would win. It didn't look good after England scored in the first five minutes. But in the second half, the three lions seemed to make a lot of mistakes.

Croatia is a country of approximately 4 million people. This is their first trip to the World Cup finals. They will be playing France, who beat Belgium to advance. I preferred Belgium over France, but Les Bleus had other plans. France has one World Cup win in 1998.

World Cup on Sunday will be France versus Croatia.



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7/11/18 4:52 P

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Okay....here goes nothing

I live 30 minutes from downtown NYC...so let's call it the suburbs. I've lived in a garden apartment condo complex for the last 25 years. We have lots of windows and a huge 9 foot living room window. I notice that A LOT of people live with their shades/blinds drawn all the time, whether they are home or not. I find that weird. To me, it would be like living in a cave. WHY?

They would be better off buying those privacy window films that prevent people looking in while letting the light come thru.



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7/11/18 4:49 P

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I'm a huge Downton Abbey fan myself. Sometimes I just watch the reruns because I miss it so much!

Isobel to the Dowager: "How you hate to be wrong."
Dowager: "I wouldn't know. I'm not familiar with the sensation."

love, Love, LOVE!!



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7/11/18 2:20 P

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Nothing.

I was a fan of Seinfeld. It was the show about nothing.

So I'm bored. Let's talk about everything and nothing. Let's just have fun.

Except politics and religion. Let's leave those topics. Over there.
As the Dowager Countess says,

Principles are like prayers. Noble, but awkward at a party.

Also a fan of Downton Abbey



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