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The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

dryerlintfan

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I like that you have a cozy reading nook, I loved the picture of it too. I assume that with a reading nook, that means A will be using it to read. I hope she finds books she loves and becomes an avid reader!

Our New Year's was okay, low key. We just stayed home on NYE and watched the WDW Live Stream of fireworks then went to bed. It wasn't even midnight our time! We are crazy party animals! Whoot whoot!:happy:
I didn't stay up late enough for fireworks. I was working on the house all day and was just absolutely beat.

A loves reading!! She actually has a reading teepee in the same room!! It's got a furry blanket to lay on and some pillows with princesses on them. The whole room is basically a cozy reading nook now!!
 

Goofyernmost

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I can get to two B&N and I do. I do miss Borders too as they were a little different than B&N. And I agree with the Amazon comments and add in the digital downloads put the same time of hit to books much like the digital download of music. We are also starting to see the same thing happening with Streaming Services taking over the likes of Cable TV along with Uber having its impact on Taxi companies. The one that breaks my nostalgic little heart is the shaky ground Newspapers are on. My BIL ran the printing department for 2 of the major newspapers in Chicago, talk about a major turn of events for those people and their careers.

But the flower and garden centers are likely to remain. States are very touch about plants being brought across state lines without all sorts of hoop jumping.
I know that the original Business philosophy of those store having lounging areas was to encourage people to come in and look for books to buy in a very casual atmosphere, but, so many people don't buy anything, they go in an spend hours reading books with no need to buy. That doesn't pay the bills. They would have been far better off to discount the prices to make them more affordable and actually sell some of them. Amazon is, of course, big in Kindle, but, mostly because you can buy actual books cheaper as well. I realize that they are able to do that more easily and profitably because they are not trying to pay for huge stores that are mostly a substitute for a homeless shelter. Cut down the over head, sell fewer weird titles, (leave that for public library's) reduce the prices and more and more will survive. We live in a society of instant gratification requirements. Take advantage of that and compete against a group that requires a delay in shipment, shipping costs and more.
 

figmentfan423

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The Cowfish Grill has a nice menu that would feed all my family @figmentfan423 and @Songbird76 Toothsome Emporium has a big menu too. The prices really are reasonable for being in a theme park.
They both looked interesting but couldn't do gf at the time we went. UNI unlike Disney doesn't do as good a job with gf/dairy free at all places. The one thing they did better was coconut milk at all Starbucks locations
 

figmentfan423

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Me haveing a girlfriend now, I’m not ready to tell my parents, I need advice, and I trust u guys the most, can u help?
@figmentfan423 @MySmallWorldof4
I always say tell your parents anything important. You don't want them thinking they can't trust you. The last thing you want is them coming up to you when your not expecting it and asking a million questions. Parents find out, they always do;) I was going to ask if you have Netflix because this is now on it even I want to see it.
 

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Songbird76

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Thanks. It's one of the ports on our cruise and we are just trying to figure if we do an excursion or just wing it.
I'd say it depends on the excursion and how long you are in port. But...don't they usually provide transportation for excursions? I've never been on a cruise, but I thought those were arranged things that you had to pay for and transportation was included in the price of the excursion. But Amsterdam has a really great public transportation system because of all the tourists. I'd imagine you could find a bus or tram to get you where you want to go if it's not provided. And walking wouldn't be bad either...there's a lot to see in Amsterdam.
 

Songbird76

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I need help with places to eat in the parks at Uni and Citywalk @figmentfan423. I plan on booking us at Cabana Bay. I don’t think we will want many table services. Maybe 1 or 2. Every other meal we would do counter service. It will be for 4 days. I need kid menus that have pizza, chicken, pasta, grilled cheese, or mozzarella sticks.
Did you know the Unofficial Guide also has a guide book for Universal? It just came out this past week and I've been using it. It says do NOT do the dining plan for table service, but the nice thing about the quick service is that you can buy it on the day and you don't have to get it for the length of your stay. You can show up to The Three Broomsticks, for example, and then when you go to pay, you can have the amount applied to the dining package. I think it said the quick service was like....22 bucks per day and if you get a combi meal, that's already like 18 bucks, so it CAN save you money if you do it right. It also said the Simpsons area has a lot of kid-friendly options. I'll look closer after dinner and I can PM you with the info.
 

Songbird76

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Yes, and she had a lot of health problems of her own. She seemed almost too stoic after she found that he had died in his sleep. That must have been pretty shocking and she also had a daughter with some very concerning relationship problems plus had a minor stroke I believe sometime during the previous year. She was very much a member of this community, and to have it just stop with no warning is very upsetting and not a good feel to it.
Well, maybe it's morbid, but I've looked a couple of times for obits in her area....her husband's is there, but not one for her....but remember she moved to a smaller home and was having trouble with internet, and her husband was her internet guy...it could be as simple as never having got it set up. I'm hopeful that she'll come back.
 

figmentfan423

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Did you know the Unofficial Guide also has a guide book for Universal? It just came out this past week and I've been using it. It says do NOT do the dining plan for table service, but the nice thing about the quick service is that you can buy it on the day and you don't have to get it for the length of your stay. You can show up to The Three Broomsticks, for example, and then when you go to pay, you can have the amount applied to the dining package. I think it said the quick service was like....22 bucks per day and if you get a combi meal, that's already like 18 bucks, so it CAN save you money if you do it right. It also said the Simpsons area has a lot of kid-friendly options. I'll look closer after dinner and I can PM you with the info.
Me too please. thnx
 

BB8_Rolls_into_Epcot

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I always say tell your parents anything important. You don't want them thinking they can't trust you. The last thing you want is them coming up to you when your not expecting it and asking a million questions. Parents find out, they always do;) I was going to ask if you have Netflix because this is now on it even I want to see it.
I will tell them, I just don’t know how
Would your parents not approve of you having a girlfriend at your age, or would they not approve of her?
They would be fine with her, her parents “might” know she says, but I’m not mentally ready to tell them I’m in love with a girl in Alabama. Yes I love her a lot, but she told me to wait aswell, I’m thinking we might wait a few months, before telling them, they can’t exactly meet her, I just need advice from people who have been in a relationship.
 

Songbird76

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I'm sorry I'm a little offended by your statement about Aldi is where you go when you can't afford a regular grocery store. I shop at Aldi (among other stores) primarily. But, I don't mind non brand name things. I also could afford to shop at more expensive stores, but why should I spend my money on the exact same item with a different label? I had a friend who worked at the Aldi headquarters and told me several of the products... for example, their soups are from Campbells. And you bet some of their cereals are from Kelloggs.

I can't always find everything I need there, but I'm usually left with less than 5 items to pick up somewhere else.

::steps off soapbox::
I'm sorry...I didn't mean to be offensive. And I have nothing against generic....I always buy whatever's cheapest. But Aldi here is different than the ones there. It has nothing to do with the food. Aldi here, the way it's set up is to save on operation costs. It's a tiny store about the size of the health and beauty section in walmart, and 1/3 of that is the seasonal/sale aisle for non-food items they get a deal on. And they don't have regular shelving units...everything stays in the box, so they don't have to have stockers. Their employees replenish the boxes when they aren't running the cash register. If you can't find something, you have to ask the cashier. Most of the time, there's only one register running, sometimes 2, and in the Christmas/New Years rush, I saw 3, but that's the ONLY time I've seen more than 2 lines. Everything is designed to cut costs. Fewer choices means fewer things to throw out because they didn't sell. They don't even keep cheese in the refrigerator section, so they have lower electricity costs. And generally, you find the Aldi store in one of the lower income neighborhoods, because the people can't afford to shop at "A list" stores. I don't mean it to be offensive....that's just the way it is. I buy yogurt there, because I like their carton better...it has an easy pour spout. But the majority of groceries I buy, I can not get there, besides milk, bread, and meat. For example, we had tacos tonight, but I can't get tortillas or taco seasoning at Aldi. But if I'm going to have to go to the big store to get everything else, I might as well just get EVERYTHING there, unless I need to go get fries or yogurt so I'm going to Aldi anyway. It has nothing to do with being a food snob....they just don't have what I buy because they are trying to keep their costs down. There are a few things that I won't buy generic of, because they taste way different...nacho cheese chips.....those have to be doritos, though plain tortilla chips it doesn't matter. And a few cereals, I just can't stomach the store brand. But, I don't eat most of that stuff anyway...that was just an example...most stores will offer both the brand name and the generic. Aldi only offers the generic. It's another way to keep the costs down, because the brand names cost more.
 
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