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  1. Pet Peeves: The Holy Trinity and Beyond

    I don't have stainless steel and I don't have subway tile, but I always have bell peppers on hand. They are a staple for me, you can find me cutting up lovely, colorful bell peppers on my ratty old wooden kitchen table several times a week, though no one would want to film that, lol
  2. S07.15 Chelsea & Charles

    I've deleted the episode, but they were together at the check-in. As I remember, they actually went out a few times - they showed some footage of a very awkward "date" - but Domo (I think it was her?) wasn't feeling it the way she thought she would, so they are working on reestablishing their friendship. Someone else may remember more clearly
  3. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    With a $4,000,000 budget, they were going to get a nice place, no matter what. I wasn't mad at their choice - they were ALL fabulous - though I might have taken #3. I knew #1 was not an option when I saw the full closets. It was gorgeous but I thought rather large for their needs. I would die for that outdoor space; I don't know if I've ever seen anything more inviting. Being as it's a vacation home, a condo probably does make the most sense - those HOA fees seemed ridiculously high - something like $2700 a month, if I remember right - but the place was under budget and they can afford it, so good on them.
  4. Cabo couple irritated me. A couple of things $500,000 is not an insignificant amount of money, and I'm sure it would have bought a very fine place somewhere along a beautiful Mexican beach with lots of charm and things to do. Exactly why was it necessary to get a place in Cabo, a five star resort where celebrities like to hang out? Of course that's going to drive up the prices. And they wanted an awful lot for their money. $519,000 is not $181,000 under your budget - it is $19,000 OVER your original budget. $25,000 is not slightly over your budget, it is $225,000 over. I admit I don't have a lot of money, but they were awfully quick to add $200,000 to their budget for a vacation home, as if it was nothing. It's been said before, but the word '"budget" seems to have no meaning anymore. I loved the third house too, it had everything they wanted, 5 minutes from the beach and a city and it was reasonably priced for the area - only slightly over their original budget. (Are you as tired of reading the word "budget" as I am of typing it?) AND it had that fabulous outdoor bedroom, though I wouldn't like to climb those steps every day - spiral staircases are lovely but as I get older, they seem more and more like a trip and fall hazard. But I just might risk it to sleep up there every now and then. I'd have to bring a chamber pot though - I didn't see a bathroom up there and I definitely wouldn't want to navigate that staircase in the middle of the night! I knew they'd take House #2, which was really nice if not as practical, fun and whimsical as House #3, just because House 3 made the most sense. I didn't love the wife talking about spending more money to fix up the entryway; they were already $225,000 over their you-know-what. And yes, I know they had already bought #2 when they started filming etc etc, but it's more fun to pretend that they didn't, lol.
  5. All Episodes Talk

    ^^^ Lol! Unfortunately I can only give you one "like", though it deserves many many more. Well played!
  6. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    ^^ I also don't like when they choose to build their own house rather than pick a house we've seen. I don't know why, but it irritates me; I feel I've been cheated somehow.
  7. S05.E11: The Middle Ages

    I just binge-watched about 6 backed up episodes this morning, and I thought this was the best episode for quite a while; I actually laughed out loud several times. And Donald Faison is never not welcome on my television screen :-)
  8. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    ^^ Yes, clothes in the closet (or lack thereof) are always the dead giveaway for me. That, and dishes in the cupboards, and too many knickknacks, gadgets and knives on the kitchen counter
  9. Pet Peeves: The Holy Trinity and Beyond

    Here's another one - a comment in the International thread reminded me. "We could never fit a turkey in this oven!" Lol. People in other countries must think Americans cook a turkey at least once a week instead of once or maybe twice a year; that is ALWAYS their comment about the size of the oven. It never fails to amuse me. Are turkeys even regularly eaten or readily available in many other countries? I've never traveled, I don't even know
  10. Pet Peeves: The Holy Trinity and Beyond

    Not really a pet peeve, but I do wish they'd show some sort of scale when "pin-pointing" the three houses on the map. What looks like forever can be a 10 minute drive, and vice versa. It would be nice to have some idea just how far away the houses are from the city center/job/school or whatever, and from each other as well.
  11. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Yes, they couldn't go wrong; all the houses were gorgeous. I like episodes like that, the worst is when I don't really like any of the choices, lol. They ended up choosing my favorite, it had fantastic bones and the problems were mostly cosmetic from what I could tell. For what it's worth, I believe the dark haired, younger husband was David.
  12. House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Shallow post of the day Black same sex couple in Chicago. It was nice to see they both wore their hair natural - I think it's pretty and attractive, and actually somewhat unusual these days. There have been times I've forgotten that black ladies do not, as a rule, have naturally straight black hair. And did the pole dancer/crocheter wife win the genetic lottery or what? She was absolutely gorgeous, with a stunning figure to boot. Must be nice. I was happy they did not pick the first house, which I thought was beautiful - I was scared the other wife would get to knock down the walls she wanted as a compromise, and ruin all that was wonderful about that house. But they didn't choose that one, so there is someone out there who got themselves a really lovely house, and I can pretend that they kept all the original features. I was surprised at how nice all the houses were, and relatively inexpensive as well. And yes, I know a few knitters and crocheters, they can amass tremendous quantities of yarn. Austin couple - I don't remember a whole lot about that episode; I spent the entire time staring at the cute realtor, wondering exactly how tall he was. It was very distracting, lol. As someone said, he had to be pushing 7 feet; he had to duck to walk through a doorway, which I believe the standard (don't quote me on this) is 6'8". It must be terribly hard to be so far outside the norm, finding clothes, cars, furniture etc must be difficult and expensive. I hope he is a real good realtor, but no matter how well he does, I doubt he makes as much as a basketball player or other very large athletes. If I remember correctly, it was one of those episodes where all the houses were nice, and I did like the exterior of the one they picked, though I'm not sure it would have been my choice
  13. All Episodes Talk

    ^^ A very eventful day, wasn't it?
  14. ^^ Long, but very interesting and entertaining. Thank you for posting
  15. All Episodes Talk: Consultants' Meeting

    I'd love this! Though I wouldn't mind a little bit of talk - I am always fascinated how the same dress can look great on one person and terrible on another, or how some styles flatter (or don't flatter) a particular figure and would appreciate some tips and some commentary as to why. But... as someone pointed out, that would be The Learning Channel, and we can't have that anymore :-(