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  1. BooksRule

    Chit-Chat

    I'm hoping I'll sleep good tonight (and working up a good appetite will make my very healthy dinner taste better, too). After working in the yard all day, I'm usually really sore (back and knees, mostly) the next day. My mom used to call it being 'all stove up'. It'll get better as I start to move around, although after a hard day working in the yard, I usually have to take the next day to not be quite as active. I'll see, though. (I've got a lot to do in the yard).
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    The Closer

    I just caught up with the episodes that I recorded yesterday (they show four or more on Fridays). The last ones were the ones with Brenda's visiting niece (the stereotypical rebellious teen who was sent away to the grandparents by the parents and who the grandparents foisted off on someone else). She was played by Kyra's real-life daughter Sosie Bacon (fondly known as 'The Bacon Bit' on the old TWoP forum). I think she did a pretty good job. I wish she had made another appearance, but she was only on those four episodes.
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    Chit-Chat

    I'm taking advantage of the fact that it's a beautiful day (high 60s, low humidity, bright blue cloudless sky) to do some yard work. And, it's nice and reasonably quiet outside (the only other people outside are either working in their yards or getting in or out of their vehicles as they come and go. I would love to be able to work outside today until dark, but I don't think my energy will last that long. I'll toil as long as I can, though. I'm getting a lot done and working off calories (I'm trying to lose significant weight before I go back to my doctor, and every bit helps).
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    The Closer

    One of the episodes yesterday was the very special Kitty episode. Sniff. Very sad. I had read that the cat who played Kitty was diagnosed with kidney failure, so they wrote it into the story instead of replacing her (him?) with a new Kitty.
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    Pet Peeves

    I have a peeve with pharmacies that can't fully refill a prescription. I'm not on any rare medicines, only a couple of meds, and I get them refilled at the same pharmacy every time (for years and years). So, why do I have to make another trip back at another time frequently because they could only refill my prescription partially? It's not always a problem, since I make a point to piggyback errands so that I'm heading right by the place anyway, but when it happens, I have to be careful to see that I've actually picked up all refills. I thought I was caught up, but I was refilling my 7-day pill dispenser (I don't have a lot of pills--my main meds are eyedrops--but I use one so I can put my vitamins in as well as my BP med) and when I used the last of my BP pills from my '30 of 90 supply' bottle and then opened the one other bottle that I had picked up about a week later, I realized that it only had '30 of 90' as well. So (a month after picking up when I thought was the rest of the refill), I had to call to find out where my other 30 days of pills were. It turned out that it has been backordered and I'll get a call when it comes in, but the fact that I wasn't told this at the time or didn't get an e-mail alerting me to this fact, makes me think that the back order got lost in the shuffle. At least I have enough to last me for several more weeks. I'll just have to make sure I check all refills from now on very carefully. (Now I'm wondering if I was actually right when I went back a couple of weeks ago to pick up one of my eyedrop refills and told them that I should have had one more partial refill to complete. I was asking about eyedrops, and they said I had picked up everything, but now I'm thinking my subconscious was thinking 'BP med'.) I keep going to that pharmacy even though it's kind of out of the way for me (I pass by another one in the chain every day that's right near my house, but I don't care for the staff there--they can be kind of dismissive and rude sometimes), because the staff are generally helpful and pleasant and the place is open 24 hrs. but the partial refill thing is getting old fast. I thought about getting my medicines via mail, but I worry about having refills stolen. Oh well, it's another incentive to try to get in better shape to see if I could get off the BP medicine.
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    S15.E17: And Dream of Sheep

    Thanks, Preeya! That's what I was looking for.
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    S15.E17: And Dream of Sheep

    I deleted the episode before I went back to check this, but can anyone give me the text of the conversation between Richard, Jackson and the female intern (I can't remember any of their names) when they were working on the guy with the fish skin? Something about there being first creating a baby in a bag (?), then a fish man, and then what would be next? The woman said something that I didn't catch and then the robots would rise up and take over (?). Anyone catch the whole thing?
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    The Closer

    I don't remember, but I did just watch the two-parter where she and Fritz went to Atlanta to get the guy who had skipped town and everybody had to ride back to LA in her parents' RV. She called him Fritzie and her dad laughed at him. I agree that it's one thing to have that nickname as a personal endearment, but it should only be used in private. I've never been comfortable with couples calling each other by pet names in public (either by cutesy names--'honey bun', 'sweetie pie', or --especially-- by 'I mean it in fun' insulting names).
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    The Closer

    I just watched the season 4 opener, 'Controlled burn'. I found it interesting that the arsonist/murderer Croelick was only in two episodes. Even though he told Brenda that he was taking his money and leaving for good, I would have expected to have him show up later in the series. He was a very creepy character (I guess because he was a murderer but was so sure of himself and charming), so it was probably better not to have him come back (that made it even creepier). This episode also had this great rant from Fritz(ie): 'We can't meet the upstairs neighbor because the landlord said no pets. We have to keep the curtains closed 24 hours a day because the landlord said no pets. It's like living with Anne Frank!'
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    Chit-Chat

    I know. I think about her often and was worried about her (it might be strange to worry about someone I've never met, but you feel like you get to know people here, even when you don't know much about them). This evening I was once again thankful that I never had children (I think kids are cute--from a distance--but I never wanted to have any of my own. Cats are enough children for me!). I was pulling weeds in the front yard and watched my neighbors get ready to go somewhere with their three kids. Two toddler twins and one that has just started to walk. They have two vehicles, so they're constantly having to move car seats from one to another, depending on which car they are taking. So, it was moving and adjusting three car seats, getting one kid strapped in, chasing down another one that took off down the driveway. One that wanted to ride his little bike and not go anywhere. One kid fell down and bumped his mouth and cried, but didn't want his dad to look at it. One took off across the yard to see the far neighbor, who was out with her tiny dog. They finally got settled and waited while the mom and dad went in and out of the house multiple times getting one thing or another. After about a half an hour, they all rode off. And, probably to go somewhere where they'll only stay about an hour or so before they have to come back home and put the kids to bed. Whew! (The other day, I had to laugh a little--but to myself, not out loud--when I was working outside and watched the mom trying to get the kids unstrapped and brought into the house one at a time. One toddler was 'loose' in the van and kept blowing the horn.)
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    S09.E16: Roamin' Bob-iday

    Linda (talking about the kids): 'But they'll also be the thing you're proudest of.' Louise: 'We're a damn treat.' It was just like Bob to resist taking a day off, but I like that he knew that the family did it because they thought it was best for him. I hope we see Patricia again.
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    What's For Dinner?

    I put a pork butt in the Crock Pot several hours ago, and I just shredded it and added some BBQ sauce. I'll have a couple of pulled pork sandwiches for dinner (with plenty of leftovers for tomorrow).
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    Fast Food: Do You Want Fries With That?

    I really like the pepperoni pizza with the soft pretzel crust from Little Caesar's. I usually leave the pizza crusts alone when I have pizza, because they tend to be bland. But this one has those nice pretzel pieces with kosher salt, so they're pretty tasty. I wasn't sure about the cheddar cheese as one of their cheese toppings (along with other cheeses), but it's not bad. And you can't beat it for $6. Tonight's my 'cheat meal' for the week, so I'll probably run by and pick up one later.
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    Chit-Chat

    I make lists. I'll list the states, the chores I need to do when I get home, items I need from the store, episode names of favorite TV shows, etc. I have some OCD tendencies, including list-making. It's very soothing, and I get a little antsy when I feel I need to make a list of something and can't do it. (I don't make lists constantly, but I do like my lists!)
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    The Closer

    I just finished watching that episode. I love the part where Flynn is standing at the front of the squad room looking at the white board. And written across the board -- in big letters -- 'Who would want to kill deputy chief Johnson?'. Flynn turns to the room and says 'We're gonna need a bigger board'. Love it!
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