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Old 04-14-2021, 03:01 PM   #261
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I don't think it's so much a mental tool as it is an emotional one, but accepting the fact I'm often powerless over the people, places and things in my life is an important guidepost. I can do my very best to control my actions and reactions to these factors, and limit the power I let them have over my emotional well-being. It's not easily done when serious BD episodes strike, though.

While you don't have to do this every day, what's the favorite part of your normal routine? Describe what it does for you.
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Old 04-14-2021, 05:22 PM   #262
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I like watching my soaps at sunset. They're very amusing and i get pleasure out of them. I watch 3.5 hours worth so i really get to enjoy myself. I like the clothes and the decor almost as much as the story. They are all different. One is elegant, one is zany, one builds climaxes really well and one is sort of unremarkable.

What kind of eye-glasses do you like? Funky? Elegant? Subtle? Bold? Unique? Inconspicuous?
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:54 PM   #263
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I like watching my soaps at sunset. They're very amusing and i get pleasure out of them. I watch 3.5 hours worth so i really get to enjoy myself. I like the clothes and the decor almost as much as the story. They are all different. One is elegant, one is zany, one builds climaxes really well and one is sort of unremarkable.

What kind of eye-glasses do you like? Funky? Elegant? Subtle? Bold? Unique? Inconspicuous?
I go with subtle yet colorful. My current ones are teal wtih some sand-color swirled in on the bottom.

Do you like to be warm or cold when you sleep?
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I like our bedroom cool so the temperature under the covers is just right.

Do you prefer to have the bed to yourself for sleeping, or do you like having another person there?
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Totally alone, not even my cat will sleep with me as I toss and turn too much for him. Now that I have a full sized bed the pillows mostly stay on the bed, but not always.

Do you collect anything? What?
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Glass mice, most hand-painted. I had a very sad day last year when a transformer outside my house blew and the impact on my house knocked the shelves over and broke half my collection (and of course the most expensive ones).

Do you prefer a big store like Walmart or a smaller more community based (but much more expensive) for groceries? (welcome to my town )
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Glass mice, most hand-painted. I had a very sad day last year when a transformer outside my house blew and the impact on my house knocked the shelves over and broke half my collection (and of course the most expensive ones).

Do you prefer a big store like Walmart or a smaller more community based (but much more expensive) for groceries? (welcome to my town )
Even if a Walmart had been closer, I would never have done regular shopping there. Walmarts just don't have the variety and quality of products I would want. I rather shopped at a large Shoprite market. That offered a huge variety (plus a lot of local population-based stuff), but was the cheaper of the options. Only occasionally would we go elsewhere, and usually only for some special item(s).

In Czech Republic, there are all sizes of grocery stores, too. When we actually go to one, we tend to go to a huge Globus. They have almost everything you would want. They have a good foreign foods selection, but when it comes to Czech food, it's a paradise. The more "regular-sized" places have fewer options. Some in-city places are more like bigger corner stores. We have actually been ordering online a lot since the pandemic. When in the US we ordered from a New York City based grocer or Whole Foods. In Czech Republic, we mostly order from rohlik.cz. Another online grocer is kosik.cz, but that's bigger closer to Prague than the city I'm now living in.

How much do you order online (Amazon, groceries, other)?

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I order next to nothing online other than tickets to sporting, music, or arts events. We do in-person grocery shopping, & I'm not much of a consumer to begin with. My needs & desires are few...I'm a simple SOB. When I do need to buy something, I like to examine it with my own senses. With brick & mortar stores becoming a thing of the past, however, my mode of shopping may become a mere memory.

It's only Thursday, but there's a weekend coming up. Taking your limitations into consideration, what would your ideal April 17 & 18 look like?
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honestly I think I'd just be happy with no pain, good mood, and some energy. all things that are currently failing me.
at what age were you told the truth about santa (or if you wern't, at what age did you figure it out?)
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honestly I think I'd just be happy with no pain, good mood, and some energy. all things that are currently failing me.
at what age were you told the truth about santa (or if you wern't, at what age did you figure it out?)

I was maybe 6 1/2 years old. My sister, who is 6 1/2 years older than me, told me. She even showed me where our mother hid the presents to be wrapped. I think it's sort of common that older siblings spill the beans. She also told me there was no Easter Bunny. I think I learned that even a year earlier. I believed in the Tooth Fairy about the longest. Maybe until almost 8 years old, then I figured out that it was my folks, on my own.

What special holiday custom does your family practice, that most families in your country don't?
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