Re: WORDS on a BOARD

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I think mine would say things like COMPROMISE or LET OPTIMIZATION = PESSIMIZATION


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 9:56 AM
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Stanley!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:25 AM
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The U in USB used to stand for Universal.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:29 AM
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It's a little wordy, but I'd be tempted by, "That whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must remain silent."


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:35 AM
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CHEERFUL RESIGNATION

MY LORD AND SAVIOR IS AIRBNB

COMMODITY FETISH


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:39 AM
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But I predict heebie will own this thread whenever she shows up.


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:41 AM
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4: actually I'd just go with "SLAB"


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:46 AM
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If you can read this I've called the cops on you.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:46 AM
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On NextDoor it's "This information has been reported to the police."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 10:48 AM
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Memento Mori


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 11:36 AM
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10: Or maybe I could read the OP...


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 11:45 AM
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PUTRESCENCE


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 11:50 AM
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"He who smelt it, dealt it."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 11:55 AM
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Antonyms will serve you well here. SCATTER. DAMNED.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 12:19 PM
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7 is great.


Posted by: Ponder Stibbons | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 12:46 PM
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On the whole I'd rather be in Philadelphia.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 12:47 PM
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I assume there are some out there that simply say "Jesus" which I think could easily be improved by just adding an ellipsis.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 1:11 PM
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My mother really, really wanted her first and only tattoo to be "Born in pain, live in fear, die alone". I mean, she's not *wrong*. I still thought she might regret the reactions.

Maybe I should embroider it for her. Cushion? Bell-pull? The mass market ones are particularly infuriating for their indifferent calligraphy, I couldn't imitate that, cramped counted-thread cross stitch would have to do.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 2:05 PM
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CNC milling made this a lot less expensive than you might think.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 2:45 PM
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"Epstein didn't kill himself "


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 2:57 PM
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The "Welcome Back, Kotter" remake was dark.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 2:59 PM
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POOR IMPULSE CONTROL


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 3:13 PM
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Fuck you, clown.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 3:49 PM
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Fuck your words on a board.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 4:03 PM
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4: actually I'd just go with "SLAB"

Cats can have such little a bitch.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 4:08 PM
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Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.

Nothing wrong with a classic.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 4:35 PM
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"meta"


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 4:56 PM
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Hate Lives Here.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 5:11 PM
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After my grandmother passed, I inherited some junk of hers, including a needlepoint that read "Love One Another". Which is really kind of unlike her. At a bare minimum it should have been followed by ", goddamnit."


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 5:51 PM
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Vincera


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 5:51 PM
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Or Vincero if you want to get the grammar right


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 5:55 PM
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Around 2009, when Occupy was in the news, we drove far enough from the coast that the yard signs started getting conservative and passed a huge one reading OCCUPY MY ASS. There's a phrase for any occasion.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 6:42 PM
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Occupy My Ass brand home enema machine.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 6:54 PM
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I love and am condemned by 24.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 6:58 PM
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Eat, Pay, Leave.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 7:00 PM
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On the Contrary: I have liked poetry on the wall (painted on the wall itself by hand, nice script) in Mexico. Neruda, indoors at a hotel. I don't especially like Neruda, so the poem wasn't doing the work there.

More like graffiti that way, less of an afterthought or concealing gesture.

My gym has the kinds of irritating signs S dislikes with slogans, bad typefaces, bad graphic choices printed indifferently. I don't like those.

There should be room to like cliched gestures, they're part of living. If I dislike the decorator, I'll dislike the decor, but having a quick hot take is better for me if I only respond when I'm sure.

Also, I know lots of lovely people who dress or housekeep/decorate badly. Scorn there makes me worse.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 7:06 PM
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On the Contrary: I have liked poetry on the wall (painted on the wall itself by hand, nice script) in Mexico. Neruda, indoors at a hotel. I don't especially like Neruda, so the poem wasn't doing the work there.

More like graffiti that way, less of an afterthought or concealing gesture.

My gym has the kinds of irritating signs S dislikes with slogans, bad typefaces, bad graphic choices printed indifferently. I don't like those.

There should be room to like cliched gestures, they're part of living. If I dislike the decorator, I'll dislike the decor, but having a quick hot take is better for me if I only respond when I'm sure.

Also, I know lots of lovely people who dress or housekeep/decorate badly. Scorn there makes me worse.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 7:06 PM
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Live Laugh LARP


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 9:45 PM
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Mouseover text


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 9:56 PM
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OMFG YOU GUYS

Germany: Schnitzel shortage predicted over swine fever in China
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Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-30-19 11:26 PM
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"always have high high hopes"


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 12:17 AM
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Are we going for most demoralizing? maybe diet tips or how to land a man. "A minute on the lips, forever on the hips" could work for either.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:29 AM
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Men, or remora.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:37 AM
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"In this house, we respect 'Til Tuesday, but we are more interested in Aimee Mann's later solo career."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 8:18 AM
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"The only thing all your failures have in common is you."

The classics never go out of style.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 8:30 AM
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And a great chunk of La Rochefoucault would fit the bill.

"When the vices give us up we flatter ourselves that we are giving them up."


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 8:48 AM
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My vices just can't quit me.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 9:00 AM
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O wearisome lot of humanity


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 9:11 AM
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via 5/3/8, one of their rules for Thanksgiving dinner, which would be good embroider and hang:

"You're definitely not going to win that argument."

(They go on to ruin it by adding "... and that's okay.")


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 10:13 AM
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KITSCH IS THE ABSOLUTE DENIAL OF SHIT


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 10:39 AM
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The house down the street that had a Trump sign now has a "Season's Greetings" sign. I was thinking of cutting out letters from magazines to make a note reading "Stop the War on Christmas," but then I decided that maybe they had had a change of heart. Also, it turns out there are no magazines in the house.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 11:04 AM
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Also, sometimes I'm not really very good at remembering exactly which house is which.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 11:06 AM
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one of their rules for Thanksgiving dinner

I have several relatives for whom my rule comes from WarGames: the only winning move is not to play. But if I put that on a sign, they might be on to me.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 11:48 AM
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53 I generally observe that rule as well. My God it's sorely tested by the Trumpers or, before them, Fox News geezers, that try to provoke some sort of disapproval so they can claim to be victimized.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 12:15 PM
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Speaking of arguments, is it really the case that the London Bridge stabbing was stopped by a convicted murderer on day release and somebody from Poland?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 12:58 PM
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And a narwhal.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 1:01 PM
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Narwhals aren't really. Somebody just made one as a joke, like the jackalope.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 1:03 PM
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There goes a narwhal


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 1:06 PM
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All the football hooligans were still looking around for somebody who still gets the news on paper so they could make a Millwall brick, but the Polish guy just grabs the "Narwhal" tusk.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 1:07 PM
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Sort of on topic if the theme is being crotchety -- has a radio station ever tried the slogan, "No Christmas music ever!"?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 1:53 PM
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55: unfortunately not - he had already murdered two people. He was brought down on the street outside by a murderer on day release with a fire extinguisher and a Polish cook with a narwhal tusk. Being Polish, he had a natural fondness for charging into battle with black-clad genocidal fanatics against the odds armed only with an obsolete long pointy thing.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 2:35 PM
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BASE SLANDER, OUR TUSKS REMAIN EFFECTIVE COD HUNTING TOOLS


Posted by: OPINIONATED NARWHAL | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 2:55 PM
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No love for the unarmed guy who gets the takedown?
I'd take a narwhal tusk over a knife any day. It looks like he gets in a good jab to the belly while staying out of knife range. Fire extinguisher mostly just obscures the action.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 2:59 PM
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IIRC it is still a topic of debate what, if anything, marshals actually use their tusks for.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 3:06 PM
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Narwhals dammit.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 3:06 PM
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You can give a Narwhal any name you want. They're fictional.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 3:12 PM
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Even if they are real, I'm guessing that if Marshal's tusk is hanging on the wall somewhere in London, he's dead.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 3:13 PM
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Most Marshals prefer fire extinguishers despite their uselessness in cod hunting.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 3:19 PM
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He was brought down on the street outside by a murderer on day release with a fire extinguisher and a Polish cook with a narwhal tusk.

If you showed this sentence to somebody who had been isolated from the media for a week, what odds would you give on them believing it?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 3:42 PM
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Zero. Murderers are released with ankle bracelets, not fire extinguishers.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 4:39 PM
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|| Since I update about her occasionally, a final update: Mom died this afternoon. It has been about 13 years, and she was suffering terribly for the last several. I have no idea how to properly eulogize her. She was difficult and irritable and unhappy with herself, and I'm sorry she didn't get whatever help would have allowed her to be at peace with who she was. Ironically, she was at her happiest in the early stages of the disease, when she could forget all her petty grudges and whatever else ailed her. She got to live her fantasies of popularity and fitness and happiness in the middle years. I've been saying goodbye for a long time. This is the last one. |>


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 5:47 PM
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Me, of course. My browser has Alzheimer's, too, apparently.


Posted by: yndew | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 5:49 PM
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My sympathies for you and your family.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 6:19 PM
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71: I'm sorry for your loss. I've seen these long, grueling goodbyes and I know they're not easy.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 6:31 PM
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I know it's been a long, challenging road, yndew, and I'll be thinking of you.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 6:36 PM
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Health warning: Perineum sunning.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:14 PM
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That was me, because I read the medical literature.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:15 PM
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Ydnew, my condolences.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:36 PM
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My condolences, ydnew.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:38 PM
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Sending my sympathy and condolences, ydnew


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:43 PM
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76: I had heard about that, but I wasn't thinking that people were doing it for long enough to get burnt down there. Ouch!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:46 PM
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That's why I'm spreading the warning. Because apparently, it doesn't take long to get a burn on skin that hasn't seen the sun.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 7:47 PM
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Very sorry, ydnew. I hope you can find some peace.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 8:25 PM
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My sympathy ydnew. The long goodbyes are hard.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 8:51 PM
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Ydnew, what a long, hard goodbye. My deepest sympathy.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 12- 1-19 9:55 PM
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I'm sorry, ydnew. That's a hard road to walk.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 12:27 AM
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I'm so sorry, ydnew.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 2:01 AM
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Ydnew, deepest sympathies. Anything more I could say would be grandstanding, but at least one sort of suffering is over.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 2:03 AM
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I'm sorry, ydnew. It's been such a long time and a lot of pain. I'm sorry you that she couldn't get the kind of resolution you mention, but hope there will be some peace and relief for you now.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 3:23 AM
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Sorry, ydnew. That's really rough.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 4:26 AM
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Thanks, all. Everyone has been great, with the glaring exception of AJ's mom, who was deeply offended that I sent a text telling other people in their family before AJ was free to call her. She also was miffed I hadn't set a memorial date yet, not 70 minutes after I received the call myself. She needed to get it on her calendar! She will, of course, make the 4 hour (one way) drive to be there to "support" me.

We'll have the memorial on what would have been my parents' 49th anniversary, at Dad's suggestion.


Posted by: yndew | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 4:50 AM
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91: Wow. AJ's mom sounds challenging. Sorry you have to deal with that part too.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 4:58 AM
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Just tell her you're postponing 'til the 50th anniversary, for poetic effect.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 5:19 AM
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91: wow, what a butthead.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 6:25 AM
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Sorry for your loss, best of luck for what's next.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 9:31 AM
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Sympathies, Ydnew. Wishing you peace.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 10:49 AM
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It's a lousy way to go, both for the person and the people around them, and the emotions are complicated all the way through. I'm sorry, ydnew.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 10:51 AM
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I'm sorry, ydnew, and I hope things are easier for you going forward.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 12- 2-19 10:53 AM
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So sorry, yndew.

Sorry, too, about AJ's mom, who has clearly grasped the important concept that this is all about her.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 12- 3-19 8:27 AM
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My condolences, ydnew. Long declines like that are so hard, and you're bearing weight you don't even feel until it's gone.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 12- 3-19 2:39 PM
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