ThatCaty
thatcaty
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I work in an industry where I’m often on the phone with customer service or billing departments getting things righted or sorted. A lot of those people work remotely right now, as do I, and I had one woman apologise for the kid noise in the background. I told her it’s all new to all of us and I apologised for the Read more

Jul 7
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I always feel like a douche when I ask: do you have iced tea? Is it brewed? Is it black tea? Is it unsweetened? If all of these are answered Yes, then I order. But sometimes places make weird flavored iced teas and it’s gross. This is prob the cheapest thing to make! Just have some chilling!

Jul 7
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I make my own iced tea, but if I’m out and need some, Dunkin is WAY better than Starbucks (where I used to get on-the-road iced tea). Either more people get Dunkin or they just change their tea more often cos it’s almost never stale and rarely tastes like coffee, but it’s a 50/50 chance of getting a stale iced tea at Read more

Jul 3
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Thanks for the reply! As I mentioned above, it didn't end up being an open adoption but also there's no secret or anything about the process. I'm a librarian by education so you'd think I'd be able to ferret out a reading list by now! 

Jul 3
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Thank you! The adoption wasn’t open (I think a last minute change) but all my searches were coming up with “your birth mom couldn’t care for you” or “why we look different” stories. I’m def heading to that Goodreads list cos it would be great to just show the normalcy of being adopted without it being a raison d’etre.

Jul 2
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I don’t understand people who don’t like soccer cos it’s “low scoring” or “boring”. A good game of footie is fucking fantastic! This goal is exactly why I love watching the Beautiful Game. 

Jul 2
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That...that’s not how C-PTSD works. Or any mental illness or traumatic stress disorder, for that matter.

Jul 2
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I like this solution! I love pretty much all of Joss’s work because I do like the writing and actors and all that. I’m going to start doing when I feel I need a Buffy binge. 

Jul 1
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I was confused about that as well so I did a little googling and it looks like, aside from being started by a confederate officer, it was racially exclusive until 1979. The St Louis Post-Dispatch has a good pictoral history of the protests and ridiculousness (first link in the story). Read more

Jul 1
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Any suggestions on books for kids who are adopted? Same race, no traumatic situation, just adopted. I see a lot that explain why the child was given up but none where the kid is just adopted and it’s a thing, not the purpose. Read more

Jul 1
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Yea, they looked dried to me, which makes me cringe just thinking of the dust they all accumulate. Pretty, but impractical.

Jul 1
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I started going to basement Bingo in Brooklyn at the end of last year and my friend and I were jonesing for a game since pandemic. This is not what I meant when I said I wanted to play Bingo! Read more

Jul 1
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I love Judi Dench’s TikToks with her grandson! I don’t have an account so I just see them when they’re posted elsewhere, but they’re delightful and I’m glad she’s getting benefit from them. 

Jul 1
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I had one of those back tests years ago and it was excruciating. At one point a nurse walked in to check on the progress and gasped and asked how I wasn’t going mad. I told her it was a matter of will and focus. If I remember correctly, I reacted to all but 3 or 4 of the patches. (And got a follow-up arm test on the Read more

Jun 30
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I HATE the glasses fog. A friend suggested folding the top of the mask down a little (back into the mask), then putting your glasses over the now-folded top edge. It does wonders for reducing fogging! I’m actually playing around with making masks specifically with the top stitched down so I can stop folding them. 

Jun 30
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I just tried to cancel my Crunch membership today, but no one is answering the phone. I really don’t want to have to deal with a certified letter. Gyms are the WORST to cancel. (I tried to cancel it at the beginning but for some reason I had to wait for the renewal to cancel my membership. I’m sure that was bunk.)

Jun 30
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This breaks my heart but I hope that the day you can hug your husband and he can relieve his worry about his clients is within our sights. My sister also works with developmentally disabled adults but she is only on call for the homes, not in there daily (she is more of the caseworker, so she has had to make Read more

Jun 30
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Good point on the recoil not being big on this purse pistol. I guess it was part my wishful thinking and part not wanting to assume a small gun had minor recoil. Read more

Jun 30
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I’ve been obsessed with Iceland’s 2020 Eurovision submission for over a month now... I love everything about it (song, people, staging, choreo) and it just makes me smile whenever I hear it (I also love the Icelandic version but this is the official one, I guess). I’ve also put all of Daði Freyr’s stuff in my regular

Jun 30
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I’ve been obsessed with Iceland’s 2020 submission, gonna have to go check the older ones!