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Old 11-25-2015, 12:53 PM   #21
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And how many will be driven to madness by the unceasing Nat King Cole songs?
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No one. Nat King Cole is cool.
Out of all the Christmas songs that might drive me crazy, Nat King Cole's would not be on the list. He's great! His classic "The Christmas Song" was written by Mel Torme.

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Old 11-25-2015, 01:00 PM   #22
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Out of all the Christmas songs that might drive me crazy, Nat King Cole's would not be on the list. He's great! His classic "The Christmas Song" was written by Mel Torme.

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And don't forget, Nat King Cole sang songs other than Christmas songs, too! The song he is singing in the video below has to be one of the best of all time, and has nothing to do with Christmas.

It's amazing to think that he was just 45 when he died of lung cancer, according to Wikipedia. Imagine what he could have done had he lived longer.

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I actually did go into a grocery store today (day before Thanksgiving) and it wasn't that bad. DW wanted some ginger ale for an upset tummy. The store was a little busier than usual but not a lot. A cashier at the end of the row had no line so I went there. In & out in five minutes.

Of course, I went to the small one close to a small town, not exactly the population hotspot of the state and not the larger store we usually go to.
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With all our parents gone now these last few years we just hunker down and hide for 5 days. When folks ask us what we're doing for Thanksgiving we both relievedly chime in: "Nothing!"
Since we're down in FL by now and away from the rest of the family, we're like that too. We did buy a turkey and plan to do a small Thanksgiving dinner since we like it. But DW was worried that the turkey wouldn't thaw in time, so I said "Who cares? We'll just do it Friday instead."
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Oh my. Yesterday was crazy. I had a friend that was in town from Texas and we decided to meet "in the middle" for dinner. I drove about 60 miles and it took me almost THREE HOURS to get there. The traffic was miserable. THEN...I decided to swing by the store this evening to pick up a couple of things for T-giving w/ my Dad tomorrow. Oye...more misery!

But that's OK. I have something that will fix what ails me!
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The grocery store wasn't bad at all today. Crowded but every register open.
Love Thanksgiving. I've started cooking today to feed 11 family members tomorrow.


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I do not get why people still do Black Friday . You can buy most of the deals online & skip the madness.
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I do not get why people still do Black Friday . You can buy most of the deals online & skip the madness.
I wonder the same thing. I am not shopping for anything, but I saw on the "news" the AM that Amazon has some pretty good "deals" available on the mobile app. I guess you can also set up alerts for when the deals are "live" so you don't have to sit on your phone all day waiting for the deal. As an example, they will have a 50" TV for $199.99 which *seems* like a decent deal. I am not in the market for a TV but if I was, I would give serious consideration to it.

Anyway, glad to not be out and about today or tomorrow. Although, the high temperature tomorrow is supposed to be in the mid 60's, so I might go do a little hiking. I think there is some trend going on about it too... #optoutside ?
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Grocery store wasn't too bad yesterday (twice). Today hunkered down waiting for family to get here. But the next month will be difficult. I bought a Groupon for the Willis Tower Skydeck/Ledge and want to use it next week before the weather gets insane.Need to take the train to avoid as much hassle as possible.
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Oh my. Yesterday was crazy. I had a friend that was in town from Texas and we decided to meet "in the middle" for dinner. I drove about 60 miles and it took me almost THREE HOURS to get there. The traffic was miserable. THEN...I decided to swing by the store this evening to pick up a couple of things for T-giving w/ my Dad tomorrow. Oye...more misery!

But that's OK. I have something that will fix what ails me!
That better be bourbon. That's too much ice for scotch.
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That better be bourbon. That's too much ice for scotch.
Oh, it was. The only way to drink scotch is neat.

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Wow - I actually had to go to a T-mobile store today for some urgent technical assistance. I think they had every last employee at work today, so the wait was very, very short. And I was even worried about finding a parking spot!! - no problem.

Same with Apple on the phone - no more than a minute wait.
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