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  1. 5 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

    Kung flu is racist bullshit and doesn’t belong on NF.


    4 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

    Heckin true.

    Like Sloth, I would ask you to choose another name for the Rona. I do not believe you meant any harm. I hope your family get's over it, and I join you in wishes for it to heck the heck off.

    I suspect it was intended as a pun by Rinna and not meant maliciously. That doesn't mean you are wrong, however.

    I will apologize for offending you.  I am not a racist.  But I am allowed to disagree, and find something amusing..  You don’t.  (Find it amusing, and that’s fine).  I’m not gonna be commenting anymore, I think, and will stick to my own thread.  

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  2. On 7/31/2020 at 8:58 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:


    Dang right. Also, glad to have you in the thread.

    You are very kind.

    Prepare to be gratified.



    I do not have the RONA! I just got the call that I don't have it. However, whatever I do have is in the end stages, and my boss already has coverage for me for today and tomorrow, so he said to go ahead and take the weekend off. He also gave me his blessing to call in Monday morning and tell him I still don't feel well. I have an AWESOME boss.

    So glad you don’t have the Kung Flu.  I actually know people now with it.  My Aunt & Uncle are pretty sick wih it, said it’s like a bad flu.  And they gave it to my 91 yr old Grandma, who so far just has bronchitis type symptoms.  Same with Father in law, who just has a bad cough.  Must say I agree with @loire and it can heck the heck off! 

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  3. 20 minutes ago, Ann of Vries said:

    because Magic Loop

    I don’t magic loop.  Tried it on a hat Once Upon a Time, and hated it with a fiery passion.  I use 2 24” circs. Once I got the hang, it’s easier and less pokey than dpns.  Which I loved until I tried 2 circs. 

    Sox Therapist includes in her fish lips heel pattern (only 1 dollar) how to create a template for any given foot, that you can use over and over.  She uses cardboard, but I made mine out of balsa, about the same thickness as cardboard. It’s for toe up.  Then you just slip the sock-in-progress on to see progress.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Ann of Vries said:

    I have knit 4 pairs of socks with another on the needles since Lockdown started in the UK. I just knit them. And then when they are bound off, I immediately find the next ball of wool in my stash that’s already balled up (because I don’t want to break my rhythm pulling out the swift and ballwinder) and cast on another pair using the same set of memorized patterns. It is, truly, “don’t think, just stitch” therapy knitting.




    (And I hear you on everyone here. All the time. My husband is working from home and “so busy! so busy!” and yet comes out of his office literally every 15 minutes to talk to me if he’s not on a conference call. The trials of marrying an extrovert....)




    I’ve never done 2aat before. It’s not nearly as hard as I think it would be.  I made a pair 9-ish years ago and thought nope, no thank you. Heel flap/gusset was such a pita!  But recently one of my knitting group friends convinced me to try the fish lips kiss heel, which is soooo easy. And I’ve also learned toe up, which is nice bc the damn things actually fit!  



  5. 11 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

    It's a great scene from Tombstone, and the continuation out into the street with Doc Holiday is perfection.


    Youtube won't let the video be embedded for some reason.

    That was cool.  I’ve seen the movie & heard the phrase (and had a huge crush on Val Kilmer once upon a time) but didn’t know what it meant. 

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    Thought that was from Godsmack’s When Legends Rise.  Turns out it’s Wyatt Earp In Tombstone.  Go figure.

    So, it feels like I’m gonna just bleed.  I can’t even articulate right now.  So:


    I will keep walking.




    I may or may not continue to eat my feelings.  No promises.







    I mean, this could drive me to drink.  Stoopid virus.  Stoopid rules.  Everyone here, all the time.  And I can only buy so much new yarn before someone notices. (Seriously, I have a fiber addiction).





    But, I am up to date on my Traveling Afghan (waiting on the next square) and have thus far “designed” 5 additional squares to make mine bigger.  11 to go (a new one is released approximately every 2 weeks.  The current one is late ☹️). AND, I finished the socks I started in March, and started a new pair......2 at a time!  Is it sad that that’s my bright side?



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  7. 20 hours ago, AgentsSka said:

    How are things going for the first week, Rinna?

    Week one went okay.  Got our 5 walks @ 3.2 miles done.  Got 1 zombies, row! done.  Managed to eff up my shoulder & back i. The process, so yay.  Food was......okay.

    Friday afternoon was a mad rush to cover our garden & haul inside all the buckets.  (We have some stuff in the ground & some in 5 gallon buckets). We had a huge storm come through with wind/rain/hail.  Thankfully we had notice that it was coming, and so were watching the sky.  And when it came......wow it came fast.  Got the last plants covered right as it hit.  Stood in the garage doorway until it got too intense.  Didn’t loose anything, Yay!

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  8. Zero week went well.  I got 4 walks @ 3.2 miles in.  Eating was okay.  I’ve been intermittent fasting 16/8 ish by basically skipping breakfast.  I’m not generally hungry in the morning anyway, so I  just stretch it a bit longer.  This is not a Goal.  If I’m peckish in the a.m., then I’ll have a slice of toast or something.  I really don’t want to have to track again.  
    And I finally broke the 138 plateau.  
    Today I think I’ll try Zombies, run! on the rower.  So I guess that’d be zombies, row.......we’ll see how it works.  I think @Raxie did this some time ago.  I just don’t remember much else. 🥴

    6 hours ago, //Min said:

    Hello Rinna :) Daily walks are nice, baby steps are good to build confidence :) which days are you thinking of doing your 2 days of activity? 

    I’m not setting certain days, just aiming for M/T or Th/F.  Ish 😁

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  9. 3 hours ago, fleaball said:

    I’ve never seen anyone write so much about a grill before. I love it. 

    Genuinely curious: is this a personal choice or advice from a doctor? I have PCOS and a grandmother with breast cancer. I’ve asked two gynecologists, a nutritionist, and my GP about soy and I’ve been told it’s not a concern unless you’re eating ungodly amounts of it every day. I’m just wondering if you’ve been told the opposite or if you’re just going with ‘better safe than sorry’?

    It is personal.  Most definitely a better safe than sorry.  I’ve read lots of things implying that soy is just not good for you, both cancer wise and hormone wise.  Since I don’t like it anyway, it works out.

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  10. 1 hour ago, WhiteGhost said:

    Do you only have one kind of tofu there?  I always find it odd when people say they don't like tofu - kind of like people saying they don't like vegetables.  Some maybe some kinds you don't like, but there is so much variety between different kinds and styles that there is probably something you would enjoy, if only you had a chance to try it.  


    1 hour ago, miss_marissa said:



    ^^ same. I can understand not liking it, but there are so many different ways to prepare it. I find it kind of like saying "I don't like vegetables" ok... well you probably just haven't found a vegetable you like, or a way to prepare them that you like. Tofu tends to take on the flavor of the food it is served with, so using the right ingredients to complement it helps a ton. However, tank, I do understand wanting to reduce processed soy products. 

    I have never liked any of the tofu I’ve tried.  I will admit, the texture puts me off as well as the flavor.  
    Plus, with a family history of breast cancer, I tend to stay away from soy products.

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    Last challenge went ~better~. I need to add on though.

    My problem is that I get all these grand ideas.....and then do nothing.  I need to do more.

    I will add in addition to my walking, either:

    2 days of NF bodyweight OR

    2 days of rowing.  I *think* my shoulder is good for it.

    I will continue the daily walks with hubby.  I will continue to try watch out for mindless eating and unnecessary snacking.

    That’s all I got.  I’ll amend the plan as/if necessary.

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