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Off-Topic / How do you vacation.
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:42:31 pm »Message ID: 1288614
I day dream of taking a cruise... then you hear on the news of some thing going wrong with a cruise ship.  I don't care to fly.  I would like to take a river boat cruise.  I think that is to expensive for what it is.  I am working towards a good train ride but it seems like you still wouldn't see anything.  It would be like riding a bus unless you get a sleeper car.  I actually really take more of a staycation.  Basically inexpensive and definitely more comfortable.  How do you vacation?   

Off-Topic / Things I thought funny
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:00:53 pm »Message ID: 1288544
I am watching an old comedian.  He was popular when I was a teen.  Man he could make us laugh.  I am watching him now.  His old show.  I am thinking what did I think was funny about his act?  Don't get me wrong.  He was very talented but his stand up act was lame.  I guess I never watched that until today.  He even sounded like he was tired of it.  Do you ever feel like that?  Watching something you at one time thought highly of and now when you see it you think what the heck?

Off-Topic / entertainment
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:58:46 am »Message ID: 1288188
Do you go to movie theaters?  I don't.  They are to expensive and basically not fun.  I have analog t.v. I used to have a collection of vhs or dvd's  Just don't have the devices to run them on anymore since streaming became the new format.  Now it's bad enough when you make a purchase on line for an old movie to rent or to own.  The problem with owning online is if for some reason you no longer get that service you don't have access to the movies you bought. 

The other day I was walking my grandkid around down town.  Walked by the movie theater.  Seen the billboard sign and had to step back and really look at it.  Yes the movie is almost 20 years old.  It's not a remake of any kind.  Nothing new or more special about it.  I have the dvd and online.  What the heck?  I thought movie theaters were for new releases.   Are they going to charge the full admition price for this movie?   :confused1:  I really hope this is the Saturday matinee movie. Even then I think they charge to much for the matinee.

Off-Topic / 3 nights
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:27:21 am »Message ID: 1288183
Three nights in a row of very loud intense thunderstorms.  I mean like shook the house for minutes at a time.  Sounding like a train derailed.  Last night I was still awake when it hit.  One crack of lightning immediately followed by the thunder.  I felt like it struck the tree outside my house.  Well me being that concerned waited...well no tree through the roof so I am okay.   ;D  Three nights of lack of sleep.  The days are really muggy although the temperatures aren't that high the humidity is.  It's been a really wet summer here.  How is the weather where you are?

Off-Topic / The Ribbon
« on: August 11, 2019, 12:22:48 pm »Message ID: 1287952
ever wonder why you get all these tools to post an on FC.  You know like the font size and the emojis things like that.  Have you ever used them?  I am just learning them but think its pretty cool that you can change the appearance of your post.  Or can you?

Off-Topic / Books
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:59:43 pm »Message ID: 1287542
I admit that I am not much of a reader.  Every now and then I come across a book that I just can't put down.  I usually read about gardening or plants.  I find those very interesting.  Now I am reading an auto biography. This person telling his story with such casual humor.  I am just in awe of what he has managed to do with his circumstances.  And he was in plenty of questionable circumstances. 

Are you an avid reader?  What types of books do you like and can you tell me about them?

Off-Topic / interacting
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:39:44 am »Message ID: 1287334
Well today I was watching a talk show and wanted to see if I could get in on the conversation.  So  the best I could do was through another site.  Keeping in mind I thought the show was live.  Ok it was but the time zone makes the difference.  When I finally got to the page to answer the question, well I watched the show from the site faster than it was appearing on my t.v.  Hence the interaction was pretty worthless by this time.  It is good to know that I can watch from my computer at an earlier time and maybe then could get in on the action.   ;)So have you ever tried to interact with or some how been on a show?

Off-Topic / summer eats.
« on: August 05, 2019, 10:58:55 am »Message ID: 1287190
Have you noticed how much better certain foods taste during the summer months.  I love garden fresh foods.  They seem to have more flavor than store bought foods.  Last night I made a creamy cucumber salad.  Usually just eat cucumbers plain. but this was just so refreshing, satisfying and enjoyable.  I don't much care for eating cucumbers during the winter.  Probably because store bought cucumbers lack a certain flare.  I also don't like ice-cream in the summer but love it in the winter.  How about you, what foods do you enjoy and at what time of the year?

Off-Topic / deciding factor
« on: August 05, 2019, 10:50:55 am »Message ID: 1287189
When choosing which surveys to answer is it the amount of the incentive or the length of time that determines which ones you choose.  I usually go for the amount of time. 

Off-Topic / Working from home.
« on: August 04, 2019, 01:14:11 pm »Message ID: 1287044
I think it takes more effort to work from home than to go to a job outside the house.   Mostly because family and friends don't understand that just because you are at home doesn't mean you are available.  I am willing to give it one more effort.  Hopefully this will work for me.  Do any of you work from home or have wanted to?

Off-Topic / What is your favorite thing about FC?
« on: August 01, 2019, 07:24:45 pm »Message ID: 1286639
I really like the quotes on the emails.  I think those are my favorite part of this site.  Then the community forum.  How about you?  What is your favorite thing about FC?

Off-Topic / What type of music do you like?
« on: July 31, 2019, 10:50:35 am »Message ID: 1286327
I find that the older I get the more mellow I like my music.  I like smooth jazz.  I like music without lyrics.  I just get so tired of hearing words.   It's such a constant.  I like to get lost in my own thoughts at times. 

Off-Topic / Microwave or no Microwave
« on: July 29, 2019, 10:20:11 am »Message ID: 1285981
Mine is mainly for just reheating things.  My kitchen is so small that the microwave sits in a very inconvenient spot for easy cleaning.  I have been wanting to just throw it out.  I was reminded with a simple question "How would my housemate eat?"  As he eats frozen meals.  Yuck.  I have heard of people just throwing theirs out to encourage better eating habits.  That would not be a reason for me to toss mine out.  I just hate cleaning it.  I am trying to simplify my household chores.   Has anyone just up and got rid of their microwave for any reason?  Do you still use one?

Off-Topic / state slogans
« on: July 28, 2019, 10:37:05 am »Message ID: 1285848
They recently changed ours.  Not sure I like it.  I do think its cute but not for a slogan.  "It's not for Everyone"  is part of the new one.  What's your states slogan? 

Off-Topic / what's your favorite time of day.
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:12:34 am »Message ID: 1285620
For me I like to be out in the garden in the morning.    My actual favorite time of day is anytime that I can be by myself.  I know that sounds terrible and in a few short years I will be crying that my kids don't come see me.  It seems that at this time in my life I am getting pulled in many directions and I don't seem to get to much time to just relax.  So what's your favorite time of day?

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