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  1. First World Problems

    You don't have a back-up supply of regular beer?  
  2. Travelling with a 2.5 month old

    If not going means a family disruption, then go.  Start planning now for someone to care for your baby in Germany while you're gone. There - now you can focus on whether this is the solution you want, and whether anything else is possible.  
  3. Opinions on MMR vaccinations for children

    I think they may change their minds quicker when it's they themselves who get sick, or when children actually die. You can tell them and tell them and tell them, but until their own lying eyes see the consequences of not vaccinating, they'll keep on believing the real liars.   And even then, some will cling to their anti-vax comforts.
  4. What made you smile today?

    Smiling while gritting my teeth.
  5. Er um ah - that was Five Easy Pieces, and Peter Fonda wasn't in it. Easy mistake!  
  6. What made you smile today?

    Wait till Trump finds out the inhabitants also speak Danish, which is like putting a finger in your mouth and then trying to speak Swedish. And when he gets tired of them, where can he send them home to?
  7. What made you smile today?

      I expect he thinks hopes Greenlanders all look like this.            
  8. What made you smile today?

    With a bitter smile, this brings bitter tears to mine. The words on this plaque placed on the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1903 are the last three sentences in Lazarus' poem, The New Colossus. 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me.  I lift my lamp beside the golden door.' From Artnet News: A Trump administration official has proposed an update to one of the most famous statues in the world.   In an effort to justify a strict new immigration policy targeting poor families and individuals to help restrict legal immigration, Ken Cuccinelli has offered a less-than-poetic rewrite of the plaque on the Statue of Liberty.   Where Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus” offered unconditional welcome, proclaiming, “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” Cuccinelli, the acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, offered a revision when asked by NPR if the lines of the poem were “part of the American ethos.”   “They certainly are—give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,” said Cuccinelli...
  9. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Aber, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, oder?
  10. First World Problems

    No butler, just an every-other-week cleaning time.  Age has its privileges.
  11. Nicest place to live in DE

    Heck, even real Germans have that problem.  A Gasthaus landlord in Feilnbach (near Rosenheim) told us that although he was from a neighboring town, (Bad Aibling, about 11 kilometers away) and had been in Feilnbach for more than 20 years, he was still referred to as 'the Aiblinger'.
  12. First World Problems

    The yard crew got here this morning while I was still in bed, an hour before they usually arrive.  I had to get up and get dressed so I could unlock the driveway gate to give them access to the yardwaste bin.
  13. New words or sayings

    I noticed that in when I was in a four-bed ward for a month after giving birth to Fuenfling.  The nurses would ask the newly arrived women, 'Are you going to nurse?'  Whenever the reply was, 'I'll try,' the babies went home on bottles.
  14.   I had lost twenty pounds and weighed 135 at 5'4" when my mother - who was always after me to diet -  greeted me with a kiss and, 'You'll feel better after you've washed your face.'
  15. New words or sayings

    Trying to do something is perfectly fine.  It's 'trying and do something' that grates.
  16. New words or sayings

      O/T, but worth a chuckle. When I took Vierling, then eight, to Venice we walked past St. Mark's and around the corner to the Bridge of Sighs.  V's nose turned pink and his eyes filled with tears: 'I though you said it was big,' he said.
  17. Insensitive, yes, but for many people that's the default line you use as a compliment when someone has noticeably lost weight.
  18. What's got you flummoxed today?

    @optimista, it would be gracious if they delivered two bottles of wine at your next practice session.  
  19. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Although the happy vintners will soon forget this concert, it will live in the annals of your Alphorn group.  I expect you'll still be smiling and shaking your heads years from now.  And perhaps still boycotting that wine.  
  20. Someone will create a meme, and I can't wait!
  21. Brexit: The fallout

    Queen Victoria was crowned in 1838.  Before that, her uncle was King.  Unless you know something we don't know...   Edited for clarification: @dj_jay_smith- I bolded the original post to explain my confusion.  
  22. New words or sayings

    And ratcheting up, 'could of went'.
  23. This is what I meant in my post yesterday. From Mike Peterson's blog,  http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/08/07/csotd-cynicism-realism-and-pragmatism/ : 'So, as Steve Artley points out, the President — having done his deep mourning on a golf course — goes on the TelePrompter and makes a hollow speech full of hollow words. When Trump is on-script, his voice becomes oddly flat and he sounds like a little boy being forced to apologize to the neighbor for breaking a window. He says the words he has been told to say, and hopes that, having done so, his parents will pay for the damage or the neighbor will forgive it, but that it won’t come out of his allowance.'
  24. Bacon Bacon Bacon!

      Am I late to the party? Is this old news to everyone?
  25. What made you smile today?

    Me either.  They look too much like human babies. On the other hand, a nice roast suckling pig is high on my list.  Maybe it's just the blanket.