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There are times when you read, see or hear something that just makes you  :o. This is the thread to share them on!

The other day I don't know where I stumbled on a thread discussing the Nancy Drew novels. I remembered how much I loved them and I did a little research...which led me to the original publishers, who also published the Hardy Boys and the Bobbsey Twins. All written by a cadre of ghost writers under cover names. Then I found a link to an audio book of one of the Bobbsey Twins stories, which I loved when I was a kid. I listened to it for old times' sake. The  :o happened when the author described little Flossie-aged-four's collection of dolls, among which was a black Sambo doll given to her by the family's "coloured cook Dinah, and her husband the stableman, Sam." Who had "excellent rooms above the stables." They had given her this black worsted ragdoll (named Jujube) which she kept with her other dolls..."but apart, at the other end of the shelf, and with a nice  piece of white pasteboard in between--because, well, he wasn't really family."

:o  :o
The story goes on to state that Flossie had thought about giving Jujube away but didn't want to hurt Dinah's feelings; "and after all, as Mamma said, there weren't any doll hospitals for black orphan dolls."

No wonder the Bobbsey Twins books went out of fashion. Nancy Drew is still available today...but then there was nothing like that in them.

So, VWers, what made you :o    today?

Yeah, it's sad when they call stuff from the 80s "classic" rock. Crap, haven't they even heard of Procol Harum? (Apparently not...)

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they were playing stuffs from 2003 though....

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they were playing stuffs from 2003 though....

yeah, that's ridiculous.

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they were playing stuffs from 2003 though....

:o  :o  :o  :o  :o

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so I was on skype to my mum in the UK last night and this was the conversation:

Mum (in really concerned/sad voice): so how are you and N?
Me: yeah we're ok, why?
Mum: really?  are you sure you're ok?
Me: yeah, why? (getting scared now, what should be wrong with us)
Mum: oh, I just wondered whether you'd been hit by this flu bug that's going round here
Me: no, mum....it's the middle of summer here, there's not much flu going round
Mum: yeah I know

:o  really?  If you knew it's summer here and you're on the other side of the world and it's winter there, why ask if we've got the flu??

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Hahaaaa oh mothers. I can't even begin to tell you how much my mom worries about me. That just sounds nutty though.  ???

So I have more  :o things from my job:
1) The family I work for is vegetarian and the mother is in love with JS Foer and his book Eating Animals and thinks I'm amazing for being vegan. That's cool, right? But yesterday I noticed a bag of HAM crackers on their shelf. And today it was opened. What the hell kind of vegetarian eats crackers with ham in them?! They also have fish oil, even though she talks all about how the fishing industry is awful and of course they wouldn't eat fish. I want to say something about it but I don't want to sound like I'm criticizing them or telling them what to do.

2) Today I went to put little O in her seat at the table, there was something brown and mushy on it. I took a paper towel to clean it off and got a big whiff of poop smell. People! How do you not notice something like that?! That is disgusting! Her seat is cloth so I asked them to put it in the washing machine and I hope they will.

I love this family but sometimes I just can't believe the things I see there. I have 3 weeks left and I will miss O so much, but the nasty stuff... not so much.

eta: maybe that 2nd one belonged in the grossed out thread. either way.

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lol my upstairs neighbor is "vegetarian" except for bacon, pepperoni, ham, beef, chicken, fish.....  :o

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the spammer thread titled...

"except the sole appearance is appropriate of ablaze and slippery"

lol whut??!!  :o

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lol my upstairs neighbor is "vegetarian" except for bacon, pepperoni, ham, beef, chicken, fish.....  :o

at our work Christmas dinner last year we were sitting with my two bosses and when they were bringing around appetisers one of them stopped the waiter and asked for a vegetarian one for his wife.  This led into a little conversation of 'oh, are you a vegetarian too?' etc.

later in the evening this woman ate shrimp, mussels, salmon, and a plate filled almost entirely with ham

I call this kind of diet vegetarian just plain picky.

the spammer thread titled...

"except the sole appearance is appropriate of ablaze and slippery"

lol whut??!!   :o

I cracked up at that too.  At least it's not inappropriately slippery!  : /

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lol my upstairs neighbor is "vegetarian" except for bacon, pepperoni, ham, beef, chicken, fish.....  :o

at our work Christmas dinner last year we were sitting with my two bosses and when they were bringing around appetisers one of them stopped the waiter and asked for a vegetarian one for his wife.  This led into a little conversation of 'oh, are you a vegetarian too?' etc.

later in the evening this woman ate shrimp, mussels, salmon, and a plate filled almost entirely with ham

I call this kind of diet vegetarian just plain picky.

hahah wowwwwwwwwwwwww

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lol my upstairs neighbor is "vegetarian" except for bacon, pepperoni, ham, beef, chicken, fish.....  :o

at our work Christmas dinner last year we were sitting with my two bosses and when they were bringing around appetisers one of them stopped the waiter and asked for a vegetarian one for his wife.  This led into a little conversation of 'oh, are you a vegetarian too?' etc.

later in the evening this woman ate shrimp, mussels, salmon, and a plate filled almost entirely with ham

I call this kind of diet vegetarian just plain picky.

omg wtf?  :o  ???

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lol! This ^^ reminds me of dinner the other night. I met an old acquaintance for dinner and decided to order vegan. She said, "I didn't know you were.." I interrupted her and said, "yes, I've been vegetarian for a year and a half." She said, "I'm practically a vegetarian. I only eat chicken and seafood." I shot back, "soooo you're not vegetarian?"

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Josh, in this house we differentiate between "people" (the mass of creatures that walk more or less erect and have opposable thumbs) and "human beings." Who hopefully use that great brain for something besides running their bodies' hardware and have actually read the instructions to it.

a.k.a. "sheeple"

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Josh, in this house we differentiate between "people" (the mass of creatures that walk more or less erect and have opposable thumbs) and "human beings." Who hopefully use that great brain for something besides running their bodies' hardware and have actually read the instructions to it.

a.k.a. "sheeple"

:-D

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Josh, in this house we differentiate between "people" (the mass of creatures that walk more or less erect and have opposable thumbs) and "human beings." Who hopefully use that great brain for something besides running their bodies' hardware and have actually read the instructions to it.

Luv that term! I'm going to borrow it :)
a.k.a. "sheeple"

:-D

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It's -4 outside!  :o

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I don't understand why people live in Ohio... or anywhere else where it's -4.

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I don't understand why people live in Ohio... or anywhere else where it's -4.

agreed

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I don't understand why people live in Ohio... or anywhere else where it's -4.

It's nice if you have central heating and warm fuzzy jammies and a cup of tea and a good book...if you're inside looking out. I used to love snow days. Especially if there was no electricity (no blaring TV). Our stove, heat, and oven were all gas so life could go on. A few kerosene lamps and we could spend the day baking cookies, reading, and playing old fashioned board games.

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HH, VH, and YG -

Well, ladies, I...yeah, I have nothing other than - it sucks ass in Ohio and this is why I'm looking to move out ASAP. Where? Not sure. I want out of the midwest and away from the -4. I should mention that was the actual temperature this morning. I have no idea what the wind chill was.

-Josh

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