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Started by tom sarbeck. Last reply by Plinius Dec 9. 5 Replies

In the Navy in 1950 my “buddies” told me to drink it or skip the coffee break.Naive, I believed them but needed four teaspoons of sugar to make it drinkable.Several months ago read of cold-brew in…Continue

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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015. 1 Reply


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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.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2015 at 6:33am

Holy crap on a cracker!  $30,000 is 5 times what my house cost 23 years ago.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2015 at 10:03am

I really LMAO when couples who have been living together for up to 5 years, and already have several children together, blow all that money on a formal CHURCH wedding....with the kids as the little starlets of the wedding party.  Don't people ever elope anymore?  Or get married in a judge's office?

I did go to a "comedy" wedding in Las Vegas about 20 years ago; The service was hilarious, plus they handed out little packets of birdseed instead of rice to toss at the bride and groom as they left the "tiki hut" chapel.  (Dry rice can kill little birds if they eat it.)

Didn't go to the reception, though...we wanted to get back home, with a stop at the Mirage to see Sigfried & Roy as we left town.  (THAT's how long ago it was.)

It was my first (and last) visit to Vegas...BFD.  Most of the town looked just like Van Nuys...ugly as a mud fence.

Comment by Plinius on June 3, 2015 at 9:40am

I sometimes watch TLC's weddingdressprogram - apart from the obscene prices a sort of horrorshow: people bitching about nothings, fighting about pieces of white cloth that are indistinguishable from each other, and pretending that they are beautiful in dresses that don't become them. Utter ridiculous and fascinating.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2015 at 8:39am

I used to watch "Whose Wedding IS It, Anyway?"  Appalling!  Especially the grossly overweight brides choosing strapless gowns to waddle down the aisle in....and then the filet mignon sit-down dinner with Mumm's or Cristal for 300 guests....and no gifts.  The debts must take years to pay off.

Comment by Plinius on June 3, 2015 at 1:56am

Who of you did a honeymoon and where? We just registered and went home, very practical. I don't know much about official wedding ceremonies, but what I see on TV about weddings seems insane to me.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 2, 2015 at 7:00pm

When the Cat-lick guy I was originally engaged to (and dumped) finally did get married (to a girl who had spent her entire school years in a convent)....their "fabulous honeymoon" was at Disneyland. 

I laughed my ass off when I read that in the paper as part of their wedding announcement.

Religious people can be so tacky.


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