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  1. 1 hour ago, Islander said:


    I haven’t seen it, but Queen Latifah is a big strong woman who can act least act pretty tough.  No other woman pops into my head who could play a part like that as well.  “Pretty good”, or “best of an unlikely lot”?  A few episodes should settle it.

    I could kick her butt with one ham hock tied behind me😅

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  2. 10 hours ago, Dave1291 said:

    So I guess Swankster is out huh...  He looks right at home and I'm sure he is!  :)

    He has a lot of nick names including Swankster, Swankmiester, Spanky, Swank, and occasionally I accidentally call him Jake.

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  3. 3 hours ago, Islander said:


    Nearly any kind of non-porous gloves can be used to handle food.  If you’re being really cautious, wash them after you put them on, just like you’d wash your hands.  If you wash your hands smoothly and methodically, just like the public health video clips show you, there should be very little splashing.  There are the big dishwashing gloves that go halfway up your forearms, but I was thinking of the semi-surgical types.  There’s latex, which many people are allergic to, and vinyl, which has no stretch, so they can be annoying to remove if you want to re-use them.


    Finally, there are the nitrile gloves.  They’re very stretchy, and more resistant to penetration than the other two, latex and vinyl.  You can find them at Costco (sometimes) in the automotive section or the pharmacy section.  When they don’t have any, I get them at London Drugs, in the cleaning supplies section.


    I have to wash my hands frequently, which causes their skin to get dry and cracked, so that’s where the gloves come in handy.  You can even rub lotion into your hands and then put the gloves on over that.  Soap attacks the nitrile, so after a half-dozen washes or so, they’ll develop discolouration, and can get weak enough to tear, so they have to be discarded at that point.  Or you can discard them after a single use.  If you’re using them only once or twice a day, a box will last for a while.


    There’s also barrier cream.  Cooks and mechanics use it.  You rub it on, let it dry for a few minutes, then go to work.  It’s not water soluble, but will come off with soap, so it won’t come off when it gets wet, just when you’re done and are washing up.


    in any case, if you’re washing your hands many times a day, they’ll get dry and cracked and very difficult to clean.  If that’s your situation, you’ll want to rub in some lotion once a day.  Aveeno or Keri are pretty good.  Kevin Cameron, the famous racing mechanic and writer, wrote that when he was working as a mechanic, the only time he’d have clean hands was on the third day of long weekends, because it would take two days to get all the grease from under his fingernails.  My experience was very similar, which is why most mechanics were gloves on the job nowadays.

    "It puts the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again"

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  4. Traveled to Alabama Saturday and back Sunday to get the new pup.  A younger couple traveled from Missouri to meet me in Oxford, Alabama.  Swanky was retired as a stud (kinda like me) by the breeder at 5 y/o.  In the course of two weeks he was neutered, transported 1000 miles, and has met lots of new folks.  He has slept a lot since then and I'm allowing him to decompress at his own pace.  Thought about changing his name to Spanky but Swanky is okay.  Don't know the story behind the name though.

    Here is the big boy!


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  5. Bought a new PC from Best Buy yesterday.  A Microsoft  Surface Pro.  The demo  in the store had a key pad but  this one  is touch screen.  Yikes!   So I Spent  a few hours learning how to navigate and learning  windows 10.  Fun  right?  So my post will be shorter with more errors! 

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  6. On 3/24/2021 at 6:57 PM, jimjimbo said:

    Thanks Jimbo.  I talked with Ursula at the NT rescue about two weeks ago and am on her waiting list.  Norwich Terriers have small litters and a great following making them difficult to find.  Jake was a rescue, a former breeding dad, that we got at age 9.  A wonderful dog that we lost too soon.

    I have been corresponding with a lady who may retire one of her male breeder dads.  Just this morning I got the news that they think their dog would be happy in our home so I may be making a loooong drive soon.  Keep your fingers crossed!

    On 3/24/2021 at 6:57 PM, jimjimbo said:



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  7. Another afternoon in the pool room with LF.  Vodka and tonics again.....going through that half gallon of Chopin pretty fast.  Did Keto for a month and lost 8 pounds.  Transitioned to Atkins so I made some Atkin's friendly cheese cake muffins. 


    Scouring the country and beyond for a Norwich Terrier.  You guys hear of one available please let me know. 


    After the Grammy's clips I saw I dropped Tidal, the former drug dealer Jay-Z, and his hook up Beyonce.  Went to Amazon HD and liking it.  Making some play list with only ultra high def songs.  Saving money too.



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  8. Had my second shot Sunday grasshopper and felt a bit tired yesterday.  Can't say it was the shot since I also started walking some and took two short walks.  And then there was the three vodka/tonics as well.  Plus a pool shoot out with LF.  She's getting pretty good and beat me once.

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