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    I found This Hard to Believe

    Seriously? The oldest trick in the book. Flattery. Just one of the tools in the toolbox. Just sayin'.
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    Planting Boxes

    So... Back to the passion flower seedlings. They have developed their first few true leaves and are coming along nicely. lol. Such a fuss. I'm sure you were all dying to hear about their progress. I just wish my bay laurel looked as vibrant and healthy. Anybody hear from potus? I wonder how his...
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    I found This Hard to Believe

    Age disparity of 40 years? So... That would make you somewhere around 74? I'm not far off that same age and I can tell you that I am more emotionally touched by things than I ever was at a younger age. Perhaps you are simply experiencing a strong reaction to the unfairness of life and you have...
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    I found This Hard to Believe

    I agree with this observation. I was witness to it myself back in the nineties. Most of the hotel employees have a lot more on their mind other than sandy white beaches, blue sea and/or boats of any description. They don't have that luxury. All they want to do is travel to work, work, get paid...
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    Is it right? Is it wrong?

    These are all examples of anglicisms. There are many communities/countries where Anglophones may not be in the majority but, they wield a considerable amount of influence and or power. It is only natural that words and phrases will be picked up and intermingled. It can be amusing but, there are...
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    Major government drug haul in Barahona

    Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the authorities have the bigger, faster boat and their guns are bigger and faster too. Fear of getting blown out of the water if you piss off the cops is a powerful motivator. Maybe. Live to fight another day.
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    Planting Boxes

    Hah. I love it. A fellow dr1 lap top cop. A regular "what done it". It's hard to tell if your comment was tongue-in-cheek or serious but either way it's right up my alley. Humor and mystery. What's not to love? Anybody else here a fan of Rosemary and Thyme? The British mystery show, not the...
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    Planting Boxes

    Yes. I have read about their invasive properties. I'm pretty sure that in the northern climate they won't get a chance to grow so out of control. I'm not even sure that I'll get flowers. let alone that the flowers will bear fruit. It's a little late in the season this year for any blooms from my...
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    Planting Boxes

    I love passion fruit. Up here in the great white north they are considered a tropical delicacy and as such they cost an arm and a leg. Not one to be deterred, I searched out a market that sells them for half the price that my local supermarket does. The flower of the passion fruit is gorgeous...
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    Clothes Pins

    That's the whole idea Big.
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    Clothes Pins

    lol. My mother had similar advice albeit a little more brutal. Don't ever leave the house with dirty underwear she would say. "If you are ever in a car accident and you have dirty underwear...I won't claim you." That one stuck. I never leave the house in dirty underwear. And unlike some people...
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    Clothes Pins

    Now why did I know you were going to say that? lol. Even as I was writing it, I knew I was being very presumptuous and, quite possibly, very far off the mark. A teachable moment. Prejudice, engage with caution. btw... I don't use an iron, never have. That's probably why I love the dryer...
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    Clothes Pins

    Their t.v. commercials alone are enough to convince me...NOT to buy the product.
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    Clothes Pins

    Vinegar is supposed to be good for reducing, if not eliminating, static cling. I used it for years (especially in the winter) as a replacement for fabric softeners as I found the smells nauseating. When I purchased my new washer and dryer last year I found a recommendation to not use vinegar...
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    Clothes Pins

    Hah. You make it sound almost romantic. I'd be tempted to wager that you weren't the one doing the ironing. Although is has been years since I dried any clothes on a clothesline I seem to recall the a certain stiffness in the fabric. Nothing very soft and cuddly. MInd you that was before the...
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    Planting Boxes

    @quaqualita, For no gardening experience that is a heck of an operation. Beware... Gardening gets in your blood. Meanwhile you should be very proud of what you have accomplished to date. I am intrigued by the spinach. It couldn't look any healthier. And those chives...wow. Giants. Mine are puny...
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    Old Navy at Downtown Center?

    "Hi" Republica Dominicana??? Geez. Hola would have been a nice touch. Would it have killed them? The pictures of the clothes at Old Navy are generally more attractive than the actual clothes. In my experience the quality is lacking. But they must have done all their studies and determined there...
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    Don’t bring ingredients for a sancocho to the USA

    It's not as if pork products are hard to come by in the U.S.A. I could see maybe trying to bring some yuca. That's something that not every market carries but...pork?
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    Planting Boxes

    I agree...sort of. Truth be told, I have been very unlucky with my herbs this year in the garden. I do my basil from seed and they have not been as prolific as usual. I guess I'll need to buy some new seeds. The mint, oregano and parsley are starter plants from my local nursery and they are a...
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    IKEA store coming to Punta Cana

    What about those meatballs? Yum. Burp. Sorry guys. I couldn't help myself. :)