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  1. This one. Don't say anything if you see him on Steam....
  2. I can understand your frustration, but you are dealing with adults. It sounds like some of the reasons are legitimate. So, how do you teach? Prepare and do the best you can. You have to allow 1) the Spirit to do the real teaching and 2) the adults to be responsible for their own learning.
  3. I'm still reeling from spending nearly $20 on a stupid mug for my husband's Christmas present. I kept telling myself it was Christmas and something he really wanted, but I think I'm gonna make him use that dang mug for EVERYTHING, including gargling mouthwash. TWENTY BUCKS FOR A MUG!!!! I can't wrap my head around a pen costing more than $20.....
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    Christmas Queen

    I saw this the first today. I think they should begin playing this is stores!
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    Scammers targeting seniors

    I'm so sorry, Eowyn. That has to be a difficult decision and conversation.
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    Temple dress

    I'm curious as you are. I've been thinking about getting new temple dress and ceremonial clothing. I'm nervous to buy a dress online as I'm pretty picky about my clothes and how they fit. It scares me to choose a dress without trying it on first (and I'm not too keen on returning a bunch of dresses before I find one that I like). I've thought about just waiting until we get to Utah again, but other than the distribution center, I don't know where to go to buy a temple dress. So, no contribution from me, except to say I'm interested in replies to this thread as well.
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    Non sugary alternatives to black tea

    I love Celestial Seasonings herbal teas. These are not sweetened (I add honey or sugar or stevia). My favorites are Tension Tamer, Sleepytime, and Mandarin Orange Spice. I'm pretty sure they have a sampler pack so you can try different ones to see if anything is to your liking.
  8. During this awful election, I've been trying to really understand the opponents viewpoint. I mean, I am actually trying to understand the fear, hatred, reasons for believing what they believe. I'm not looking to be convinced they are correct, but to understand. This is just one example of a belief that I just don't understand. Why is it ok to "boycott" one thing but not the other? I really wish I had someone I thought could actually answer my questions without turning it into a tirade. I just don't know if any of my FB friends are in a place where they can do that. Which I find extremely sad.
  9. One of my friends on FB posted about M. Trump having the fashion dude refusing to dress her. She compared it to bakers who refuse to make cakes for same-sex weddings. Her very left sister posted that it is not an equal comparison. I never could understand her reasoning....something about one is for fashion and being completely volunteer (so, it's ok to "discriminate") and the other being a profit business (and therefore, not ok to "discriminate"). I finally had to stop reading it since I just couldn't see the distinction (in her eyes). Can anyone explain this thought process to an obviously obtuse dunce (that's me, in case you missed it)?
  10. Oh, you mean ACTUAL turkeys and not just calling some posters that name.
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    Need help with recipes

    You are so very kind! We have several Asian markets nearby and my cow-orker said that there is a Filipino one near where my dad lives. Anatess, which pancit do you like better? Why do you like it better than the other? I'm more inclined to use the rice noodles just because it's different than egg noodles, but I'm curious on what you like better. What packet flavorings do you like to use for pancit? What brand? I can swing by the market when I go to dad's again to see if they have it. If not, then I'll be PMing you my address. @pam have you had both kind of noodles for pancit? Which do you like better, the rice or egg noodles? Why?
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    Need help with recipes

    Oh, yes! I love Korean food (at least the bit I've had). Asian food, in general, makes me nervous to make. Other than making rice (and we don't have a rice maker, so it's not as good) or using packets of flavoring. I don't know why, a recipe is a recipe. But, I'm just intimidated to attempt to make Asian.
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    Need help with recipes

    I don't think I can do the spaghetti thing. I know it's traditional, but we do spaghetti all the time. I have a co-worker who is Filipino and is supposed to get me her mom's lumpia recipe. If she doesn't come through, I may be bugging you, anatess. What's pancit, @anatess2 ? Is it easy to make? I'm pretty intimidated at attempting lumpia, so I'd rather not make more than 1 recipe that's intimidating. And what would be an easy, but traditional dessert?
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    What’s the last movie you watched?

    To Kill A Mockingbird with Gregory Peck. Very good. Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch. Very well done (technically, it's a play that was filmed, but we still watched it on the big screen for a special showing).
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    Mormon Guide to Starbucks

    We like to get all punny. He isn't hungry, he has no apatite. Geologists will rock your world! And have you seen the Big Bang Theory when Sheldon laments about geology and how it's not a real science? Dravin laughs but then he goes on a rampage to the television to explain why geology is real and better than physics.....
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    Mormon Guide to Starbucks

    You're probably gonna see him a lot more soon. He's getting a new computer which will increase his ability to play his games. I joke with him that I look forward to seeing him in the new year sometime.
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    What’s the last movie you watched?

    Dr. Strange. Definitely added to the Avengers universe. Cumberbatch was great....I just like him. But for me, the best character? The Cape. The Cape was so quirky, compassionate, loyal, fierce, and just wonderful. Stay until the after credits scene....sets up the next movie.
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    I won a cake sweepstakes!!!

    Yay! You finally got a brain!
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    Favorite Cookie?

    When I worked in an actual office, each Christmas we would get cookies delivered to us from our VP. Cheryl's cookies were so good! I loved their sugar, snickerdoodle, double chocolate and regular chocolate chip cookies. I also have a weakness for Oreos. I have a difficult time controlling myself around them (which means I get sick from eating too much), but the new Thins are helping me to do better.
  20. Are you sure Southern Beau isn't actually a belle? "Read my mind" sounds very much like a woman thing to do. I would suggest doing nice things for him that you think he would like, doing nice things for him that you think you'd like done to you and then telling him he has to communicate what he wants/needs with you. Just guessing isn't gonna work for the long haul. Someone is going to get feelings hurt or feel frustrated/angry at some point.
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    have any of you had a child in your 40's?

    I wouldn't care about any societal feelings for having a baby after age 40. I would be concerned about my own health, the health of the baby, and that when that baby is an adult, I'll be getting on in years and likely have to rely on that child to care for me. I am not sure I could handle the physical parts of being pregnant at age 40 nor the physical requirements of caring for a baby and toddler in my 40's or 50's. I don't care if I would feel out of place around new mothers who are in their 20s. Friends are friends whether in the same stage of life as I or not.
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    Where did you serve a mission?

    We looked into it and the one we wanted to go on during the off season wasn't really that bad. I wanna say around $700/ticket. But that's just the ticket for a 7 day cruise with food and excursions. Since it started in Budapest, we would have to get a flight there and back and possibly stay in an hotel overnight there and back. That will increase the cost significantly. Still, it's something that I think we will eventually do...after several years of saving up for it.
  23. ABC123 What is up with all the acronyms? Please use actual words for old people! Not saying I'm old, but there is pam....
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    Where did you serve a mission?

    My husband and I want to go on one so badly! They aren't that bad from a cost perspective.....but, that's not factoring in the flight over there and back.
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    Where did you serve a mission?

    Bulgaria, Sofia 1993-94. I learned Bulgarian. I've lost so much of the language. My dad is from there and he is talking about going back next year which means I'll go too. I'll have to do some online lessons to bring back my vocabulary. I only served in 2 areas for my whole mission. We had about 7 areas that were opened (the mission was opened in late 1991--I was in the second group of sister missionaries called to the mission). I served 11 months in one area--wow, it was hard to leave it, felt like home. One fun memory from my mission: my companion and I were teaching 2 women. As we were telling them about our life, I stated I was from Indianapolis which is near Chicago (Bulgarians only knew New York and Chicago as far as US geography). One lady said that her best friend's family moved to Indy several years before so he could serve as the priest in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Since the only Bulgarian Orthodox church in Indy is just a few blocks from my home, I found out he is the same Father Boris who baptized me as a baby (my father is not LDS, but my mom was, so I was baptized as a baby per the Orthodox religion). Such a small world to know this man in Indy who knows this lady I just met in Sofia.