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    Re: The Phoenix Thread!

    Inbox cleared.
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    Re: The Phoenix Thread!

    Thanks for the tips, ladies. If it's too hot to hike, I'll head for the high country. Forecast is for 81(!) on Saturday.
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    Re: The Phoenix Thread!

    Thanks for the info, Ivy. I wasn't expecting lots of heat in February. Look forward to the pics - the desert museum is also a botanical garden? I love botanical gardens.
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    Re: The Phoenix Thread!

    Need advice from any of you Phoenix peeps that are familiar with Tucson: 1litro will be riding in the 24hrs of Old Pueblo race next week, which is somewhere at the end of Willow Springs Rd north of...
  5. Poll: Re: do you require your guests to remove their shoes in your home? (excl. mud/snow sh

    Most creative spelling of Vichyssoise I've ever seen.
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    But no way to shoes on the couch! That's just as bad as shoes on the bed. UGH. I'm equally grossed out by people who come home, take off their shoes and then put them up on a kitchen counter or...
  7. Poll: Re: do you require your guests to remove their shoes in your home? (excl. mud/snow sh

    My husband and I (and our children, when they visit) always remove our shoes. I never require that our guests do so, because I know some people aren't comfortable with shoes off in another's home,...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    All that concern for nothing. Got the place right away.
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    It's not a requirement, but it is strongly suggested.
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    Did you have references from friends or colleagues on your profile before you submitted your first lodging request? I wrote to the host, but have no references because no one I know uses airbnb yet,...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    I'm trying out airbnb for the first time, and though I'm way past the dating stage, it feels a little oddly like what I believe online dating would feel like. I've done vacation rentals from VRBO and...
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    Re: Hiking!!

    Went out to Kelso Dunes in the Mojave National Preserve last weekend. We came to make the sand sing (the dunes are "singing sands" or "booming dunes" and they resonate with a sound like the drone of...
  13. Poll: Re: ~~ Official 2015 Lineup Approval Rating ~~ JANUARY

    That's what I was wondering. After 2010, I never wanted to attend ever again.
  14. Re: Can't log onto message board from computer

    It does! Thanks!
  15. Re: words people use that make you realize they are a douchebag

    Same here.
  16. Re: words people use that make you realize they are a douchebag

    I do occasionally call people fucking jag-offs (usually to other drivers)

    I guess that makes me a douche?
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    So, we did the mud baths, ourselves, and another couple. My husband and I loved it, as did his friend. But the friend's wife was NOT a fan. She did feel claustrophobic, and felt like she was...
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    Re: Boring Shit About Your Life

    When you're named after an obscure prima ballerina, there are no memes. I AM MEMELESS
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    That does sound fun! Here's the thread you're looking for: The-Official-Motorcycle-Rider-Enthusiast-Thread
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Thread

    Just bought a Lodge 8 qt dutch oven (it's HUGE - you could probably fit a small turkey in it) from Amazon for only $45. They're up to $50 now, but still a good deal.


    And I love Agua Caliente so...
  21. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Been to all three. Was not born in or near any of them. They're all pretty. Am reasonably certain that there are more elk and prairie dogs in all three than there are people. That is all.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Didn't you like playing in the mud and making mud pies when you were a kid? I presume it's like that, except with... moar mud.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Relax your muscles and joints, detoxify the body, and smooth your skin. Soaking in hot spring mineral water already does that, so I guess it's the novelty of the mud? I'll report back with my...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    I'm picturing digging volcanic mud out of my nether regions for days afterward... but we're game for just about anything.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Have any of you ever done this?

    http://cdn.goldenhaven.com/img/examples/subpages/spa-mudbath.jpg

    Apparently it's a thing in Calistoga, so we're gonna give it a try...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Thanks :)
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Hello SF peeps, we'll be in the Bay Area Thanksgiving weekend --- what shows will there be on that Fri, Sat or Sun? (We'll be seeing the Pulp movie here in SD on the 19th.)
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    Re: The Default Thread

    And, my 25 year-old daughters belong to the Skate Like a Girl chapter in Seattle.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    Some people love anything on wheels. My husband is 53, and keeps the last of his boards (a longboard) in our hall closet, and pulls it out every now and again for a quick ride to the store. (It also...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Didn't realize until today that the tickets for the Hozier show at the Fonda in Feb went on sale LAST Fri, so needless to say I missed it. Crap it all, and it's on a Fri night, too. If anyone between...
  31. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    It's expensive to take a cross-country trip. It was 1600 per child for the week-long east coast trip (NY, CT, RI, MA) when my kids were that age, and that was 12 years ago. Flights, hotels, tours,...
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    Re: Never Forget

    The best of the series. The terror, anxiety and subsequent relief that it didn't result in a complete bloodbath. And... too much mayonnaise.
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    Re: Scotland & the UK

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YkLPxQp_y0


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6vDzf-wSbk

    Interested to see how this will go...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    We waited for two hours in the entrance line, and were only able to catch the last 30 secs of Slint's set. Not too happy about that. I can only echo what everyone has already said about the...
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    Re: The Parenting Thread

    Holy crap, yeah, that would generate nightmares.

    I fell out of a moving car when I was 18 mos old. I still remember it. This was back before car seats, or seat belts, even. I remember the door...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    Thank you, Cara! One down, 25,000 to go.


    We ate at the Street Food truck last year, too, ahahaha. Really good tacos.
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    Re: FYF 2014

    Not to get spammy and all, but Viva Pops is my niece's business, and she makes the most delicious, gourmet organic popsicles/paletas anywhere. For reals. And she is one of the most darling people to...
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    Re: The Parenting Thread

    I've only ever left my kids in the car when going inside to pay cash at a gas station, and you can see them from inside.

    Here in CA, where it's temperate/warm, it can get hot in a car really...
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    Re: Hiking!!

    Dang, footixy, that looks fantastic! What temp was the water? Did you have to fill the tubs and then let them cool, so it was doable for your little one? Or does it flow at a manageable temp? Soaking...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    Awesome. I'm always loath to do things like that because motel lots tend to be small, and staying there wouldn't leave room for incoming guests. But since they're giving it the okay...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    We're staying at the Vagabond Sat night only, driving back to SD right after the fest on Sunday, which means we can't park in the motel lot after we check out on Sunday day. Are there any free...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    Thanks so much for the heads up, Chris!

    This totally makes an otherwise shitty, shitty week soooo much better.
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    Re: Hiking!!

    Mythbusters busted the water bag/pennies thing. Doesn't work. Allegedly, an orange studded with cloves will keep them away, but I've never tried it myself.

    Have fun camping. :)
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    Re: best cell phone/plans

    Thanks for the input.
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    Re: best cell phone/plans

    Anyone here who lives or frequently travels through non-urban areas have experience with a good cell phone carrier? I was going to drop our ATT family plan for much cheaper T-Mobile, but I've been...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Sixth grade sex education and two older sisters (by 10 years) were the only reasons why I knew what was going on when the time came. They had to wear those belts/pads when they started; I just...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    All I can picture is fumbling around with the book and the wine/tea and the candle when the water gets cold, and then trying to get to the hot water tap without knocking the tray around, splashing...
  48. Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Absolutely not necessary. Gah, it would make me crazy if someone I just had a couple of casual dates with was texting random shit to me. He would so get cut off at the knees.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    So I'm googling over-the-sink racks for my kitchen, and I also get search results for these things, which totally crack me up:

    http://www.artandartifact.com/graphics/products/regular/PN2972.jpg
    ...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    Ahhhh, such a stupid stupid fuck.
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