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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

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Coffee and Blood Pressure?

Started by Dyslexic's DOG. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 19. 8 Replies

We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on June 15, 2015 at 3:10pm

It will definitely make your hands stink when you pet your dog.  >Voice of Experience/p>

Comment by Plinius on June 15, 2015 at 7:21am

This week it's the sort of summer I like best: light clouds, 23°C and a light wind. I heard somewhere that you can put garlic in the dogfood to keep away insects, but I don't know if there are negative effects. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 15, 2015 at 7:06am

More rain yesterday! The ground is saturated. And the mosquitoes are swarming. My poor dog. Still, I love summer! Have a great week.

Comment by Plinius on June 12, 2015 at 6:56am

I have a coffeepad machine - I never manage to make two cups of coffee that taste the same, so the machine is a big help!

Comment by Randall Smith on June 12, 2015 at 6:52am
My home brewed coffee this morning was sure a heck of lot better than the restaruant coffee I had yesterday. A bunch of us mostly retired teachers met for breakfast. It's really too hot (3 straight days in the 90's) for coffee, but old habits are hard to break.
Have a nice weekend to any readers.
Comment by sk8eycat on June 5, 2015 at 2:09am

Sometimes I wish I had a SmartPhone or something lightweight to make short videos.  We've been having nocturnal visitors the last couple of cute, and the birdlike trilling noises they make are so soothing.  Raccoons.

Of course it's against the law to feed them, but my sister has been putting peanuts on the front porch for birds, squirrels. We need to get some fresh corn to put out there....

Comment by Plinius on June 5, 2015 at 1:29am

Some Bronze Age people believe strange things about taking pictures, and an atheist granny could be VERY dangerous... 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 4, 2015 at 4:39pm

I have never taken a camera to a wedding; if there was a hired photographer the photos were for the couple and their families....and to send to friends who were unable to attend.

("Destination weddings" are even worse....the guests have to pay their own travel and hotel the Cayman Islands or some othe weird place.)

However.  A friend who was really into photography took her camera everywhere, and talked me into taking mine when she dragged me to my first circus (when I was 40-something).  The priest is right ... when you're busy taking pictures, you miss the real thing. 

I'm just as glad that I missed most of Ringling Bros.  I hated the animal acts, even Gunter Gebel Williams' tigers.  And I had a hard time not laughing when one girl's entire act was being swung around the ring by her hair.

My parents never would take me to a circus when I was a kid no matter how much I begged and whined that everyone else was going.  Smart parents.

Now weddings have become more and more circus-like.  "Send in the Clowns."

vintage circus wedding/

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 4, 2015 at 9:36am

Catching up here:

...everyone with a camera snaps photos along with the professional, if one has been hired, at any other wedding I've been to, including my daughter's! I have never heard of the guests having to ''buy'' a bloody photo...

I was at a wedding where the couple, a widow and widower in their 70s, had explicitly requested no presents, as they both had quite enough stuff. They did ask people to send them copies of whatever photos or video they took during the ceremony and reception.

At a different wedding, in an announcement before the ceremony, the priest didn't forbid pictures, but discouraged it, saying that taking pictures takes you away from being truly present in the moment. (There was a professional photographer there.)

Comment by Randall Smith on June 4, 2015 at 7:39am

Ha! I'm guessing the total cost of my 3 daughters' weddings was no more than $2000. One "secretly" married, which helped. The apples fall not far from the tree. Practical--okay, cheap--like dad.


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