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Margaret, I've found it interesting to learn all the construction issues, too, such as how to remove a load-bearing wall. Not that I'm doing it, but I didn't realize there was an option in the way of a header. And I've also been amused by how a house can't be sold unless it's staged with all new furniture. Aren't the buyers supposed to see their own things in that space? Do they have all new stuff? I really need to check out this British Baking Show.
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Susan, I also can't figure out why someone would do a reality tv show. They do make people look awful or stupid. I appreciate the interest in other people's homes, too, although I don't entirely understand my own interest. And I understand what you mean by thinking about the houses you passed on. When I drive by houses we looked at when we bought our house, I wonder what the new owners did to them. I still remember the old owners' decor choices.
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Karen, thanks for that perspective. I knew they were scripted and fake, but the idea of them being cut to create the effect the producers want never occurred to me. I know I'll watch things differently now. I never saw the original version of The Apprentice, just it's commercials, and the version we're seeing now. Since I never saw it, it also never occurred to me they were fake businesses.
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Hank, I suppose you're right, that knowing they're not real doesn't make them less entertaining. I have to check out this British Baking Show.
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by Kris Neri at the Femmes Fatales I don’t watch reality TV. After all, by trade I’m a storyteller. I craft the fictional fictional journeys of fictional beings. And as for my entertainment, I prefer to read and watch the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at My Weblog
Great opening, Elaine. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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I also have some grammar and punctuation OCD. Some of my pet peeves have already been mentioned, such as "between you and I" and making plurals with apostrophes. Another pet peeve of mine is the elimination of the comma before a name in direct address, such as: "You're sure right about that Dean." It's the comma that tells us that someone is speaking to someone else, rather than about him.
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Andi, you are so right about people in cold climates hunkering down when it's super cold. Someone from MN actually said that to me the other day, when she said, "I could live here." She went on to say how she functions with the cold, and it's really similar to what you've described. Welcome back to AZ!
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Elaine, I think it's great that in such a big country, we can all find what we like, or at least, can tolerate.
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Ruth, you have my sympathy about the earthquakes -- I had heard that about Oklahoma. We moved to Arizona because we didn't want to live through another home-destroying earthquake in SoCal. That tested my theory about living where we can tolerate the natural disasters.
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Ellie, what a good idea! But while I also like baking bread -- when it's not too hot to turn the oven on -- I suspect I'm too lazy to bake it at night. It is true that people here do over-react to a bit of snow, and you do burn faster at altitude.
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Mark, I know Southern California has been sharing our heat wave. I actually like a little dusting of snow in the winter, but I sure don't want to shovel it. I guess this heat is how we pay for that.
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Kathy, I saw a meteorologist on TV once talking about what causes tornados. He also mentioned they're spreading into areas where the traditional conditions that are known to cause tornados don't exist, and how that's puzzling meteorologists. He did reference an area east of the Midwest, but not as far east as Maine! That's scary.
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by Kris Neri at the Femmes Fatales When we first moved to North-Central Arizona, it was rare for summer temperatures to top 100 degrees in June, July, and August, for more than a few days in a row. Except for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at My Weblog
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Joanna, I saw a TV drama set in the world of eSports, or I wouldn't have known about it. I guess my online solitaire games aren't going to get me that big payday, right?
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Julie, congrats! I'm always fascinated by the different ways everyone has to bring a book to life. Lots of luck with it. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Hank, you're an inspiration.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on Where do you write best? at My Weblog
Elaine that probably means you got the arrangement exactly right the first time!
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by Kris Neri at the Femmes Fatales During the ten-plus years we’ve lived in our house, I’ve rearranged my study furniture three times. That might not sound like too much to those of you who are furniture gypsies in your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at My Weblog
Thanks, Mark. I know it will be fun.
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Thanks, Hank. That concert must have been great!
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by Kris Neri, at the Femmes Fatales In May, each year, the most fun thing to do in the Sedona-Verde Valley, AZ area is to attend the annual Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash Concert, produced by my husband, Joe Neri. It... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Kris Neri You would not believe how much greenery grows in the Arizona high desert, especially in the spring and early summer. Well, it surprised me anyway. We get virtually no rain, have low humidity and only limited irrigation.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at My Weblog
Hank, thanks for alerting me to your post. THE ART OF PIE sounds amazing. I'll look for it the next time I'm in a bookstore.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2017 on A new hobby for a new year at My Weblog
Elaine, if you were here, I'd love to make you some bread!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2017 on A new hobby for a new year at My Weblog