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    Below Deck in the Media

    That is incredible, and I would love for her to put pen to paper so I could read her story! She sounds like an incredible woman with resourcefulness and fortitude. Lol @ bratty super rich kids being placed as workers on a boat without the conveniences of a laundry room, groceries and kitchen, private bedroom, etc. Hopefully that experience made them grow up and they valued the education provided by your mother. Gosh, I would love to hear more about her. My parents were immigrants as well, and just a regular day in their lives is harder than I have ever worked in my life. And of course if I ever needed anything, I knew I could call Mom & Dad, something they never had.
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    Below Deck in the Media

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/below-deck-what-are-luxury-sailing-yachts-like.html/
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    Below Deck in the Media

    I just read about the new Below Deck sailing yacht series, with even more cramped crew quarters. I am eager for it to air, although we could be waiting a year. After the rope accident, I learned so much from the posters here who shared their boating knowledge. I started getting a lot of books on boating from the library, and found one theme that I love and have read at least 20 books on the topic. They are all written by couples and/or individuals who sold everything they owned and went to live on a sailboat. Some were quite impressive, by men who sailed around the world solo. Their stories are outstanding, and have really left me without a complaint in life. When I use the powder room, shower, kitchen... I am so thankful to have these things available whenever I want. Anyway, I have read all of these books but have never seen a sailboat. So I can't wait for a program where we get to see how it is operated. And I know I can come here with my silly boating questions.
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    Will & Grace

    I can't help it, I am worried about Erik. He is so thin.
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    Will & Grace

    This isn't directed at you, aemom. It is just an honest question about the tone of posts regarding this episode. Grace's father has never (that I recall) showed any homophobic behavior towards Will or Jack. He is elderly, and there was a time when it was taught that gay men were often infected with (sorry, Idk the correct term) HIV/AIDS. Maybe he just never got newer information. Finding out while he was in pain, likely nervous, and not in control of his health wasn't the best time to process this new information. Also, it was not explained to him in the same detail as Will explained it on the balcony. Grace went immediately to losing it. My mother says things because she just doesn't know better. She does not have a mean or hateful bone in her body. It really is "the times." Even when presented with current information, it takes her a bit of time to change her decades-old way of thinking (dear god, the utter personal hell and regret I went through before, during, and most of all after getting her to switch to a smartphone). Once out of the workforce, social circles often get smaller and not much new information comes in. I just don't think he was really being homophobic, unless I do not have a clear understanding of the word. This was specific to what/how he was educated on male homosexual blood.
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    You now, now that you mention it, when I went to the huge Japanese market, I remember seeing a huge mayo section. I was looking at it for awhile because (like so many things in that market) the bottles were adorable! Mostly darling super-cute animal character drawings. But I did wonder, "Why so much mayo?" I guess my post came across very poorly and I spoke in too familiar a tone, like I would with friends. With those I know, it is the beginning of a conversation. I didn't know it wouldn't be taken that way here. I don't think anything is improper, and yes of course everything is relative. I was merely stating my experience. (Though personally, those yummy irresistible scallion pancakes in ranch horrifies me, lol and no offense intended). Thank you for sharing your food culture! I have a very dear Cantonese friend. I will have to ask her what her thoughts are about mayo/ranch on her native cuisine (which is so delicious, and not anything like I have seen anywhere but our enormous Chinatown).
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    Hi Judy, I enjoy all of you posts across many forums. I didn't mean for my post to come across as white people only eat a typical American diet. I have been married into a white family for 20+ years, and this is just a term we use in general conversation. Amongst my friends, I have heard it frequently. Perhaps it is regional. I will not generalize in posts. To be clear, I do not think all white people only cook and eat a standard American diet. However, a standard American diet exists. In my social and professional circle, which is 95% Caucasian, that is what is generally purchased, prepared amd consumed.
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    Other than the fact that Kevin is an alcoholic, and alcoholics are sneaky, without Zoe's comment, did Kevin have any behavioral change after getting his water that would have tipped anyone off that he had a drink (like Kate esp) ?
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    Eta: Thinking about now, I wonder if I could get a State ID with the name Baby on it?
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    My original Birth Certificate had the name Baby Lastname. My parents were waiting for an Aerogramme from my grandparents to get my name. They received it 10 days after I was born, and went back to the hospital to get one with my name on it. I still have both, which are both signed and dated with my birthdate (which was yesterday). I had forgotten all about that until your post.
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    S03.E15: The Waiting Room

    I never tried ranch dressing (or mayo), just the smell of them makes me gag. For me, the obvious answer to this question came right away. It is the food that I have eaten daily all my life. Authentic (not white people restaurant style) rice and legume-based spicy Indian food. Especially dosai, idly, sambar, coconut chutney. Also same for pretty much any authentic Asian food. I have not had much Mexican food (the food his parents raised him on?), but it does not seem affable to ranch. Ofc, this is about the Pearsons, who probably eat a totally sad white people diet of burgers, fries, pizza, assorted frozen chicken etc. For "exotic" food, a Chinese dinner with chopsticks and fortune cookies. Mexican food such as quesadillas and burritos. I hope Zoe wakened Kevin's palate! I never liked chocolate either. We never had it in our home. I would try it once every couple of years on Halloween. I tried "adult" dark chocolate a few years ago at someone's insistence, it was so gross. I can confidently say I will never try it again. I don't know anything about Eastern European or French foods as they are not suitable for a plant-based diet. Do those cuisines go with ranch? ETA: I am married to the whitest, most Catholic guy one could ever meet. He loves ranch dressing and chocolate. He will put Nutella on anything (eeew). I don't eat anything packaged, frozen or microwaved. I cook cuisines from many different cultures. With the exception of Indian food, he will put ranch on just about every form of potato.
  12. I have read perhaps two pages of posts. Regardless of the drama of these stupid women, am I going to be the only one to say Dorit is a disgusting person for rehoming the dog on her own, ESPECIALLY if there is any truth (which I doubt) that this was a dog with a biting problem, who would have had this problem even if raised in a proper home with a responsible owner. Erica can shove it with her "my husband is a lawyer shxt." If she wants to play that card, then by the letter of the law Dorit signed a legal contract that if she could not keep the dog, then it should be returned to Vanderpump Dogs. The only thing that I can possibly fault LVP for is that if I were running a shelter, I would never have allowed an animal into Dorit and PigK's care. I'm thankful they were able to recover Lucy from the kill shelter. If this dog has a biting issue, I am sure they will handle her responsibly. ETA: MY username was created before I was ever cursed with hearing of loser PigK. I don't even want to call him that because pigs are actually nice, harmless animals.
  13. Thank you for the prompt and helpful response, Silver!
  14. Is it still possible to have the black background with the white text? Thank you.
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    S07.E03: Robin's Story LIVE CHAT

    The people on this show have a lot of their budget allocated to takeout/delivery and suoer ugly tattoos.
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