Wednesday, July 15, 2020

MORE USELESS STUFF

 
I say this all the time!(lol)
A few days ago, my granddaughter turned 10, and one of her gifts was a HUGE makeup kit from this well known and popular influencer on Youtube called James Charles.  
Despite loving this palette, the truth is that I'm iffy about young people wearing eyeshadow and lipstick. All I could hear was my mom drilling in my head that I couldn't wear ANY type of makeup until I was at least 17, and you already know that no one wanted to hear about the old days of when I was a kid.(lol)  So I'm officially old fashioned.  Am I being unreasonable?  Is it now okay for kids to put on mascara and more these days? What say you blogger buds?

Did you know that Betty Crocker isn't even real?  She was a creation of the Washburn-Crosby Company in Minnesota, later purchased by what we now know as General Mills. 
 
Over the years people created portraits of her that seemed motherly, yet also changed with the times. Even though she was made up, in 1945 Betty Crocker was 2nd most popular person in the country.  Who was number 1? Eleanor Roosevelt.
When we think of Georgia, peaches come to mind, but you may be surprised to know that the state is also the number 2 producer of...kale! Some people even mix these two together in a salad or a smoothie. The state that produces the most of the healthy veggie is California.

We've seen lots of famous people riding around in luxury jets, and they pay big money to do so.  But for those who own them and don't pay the bills, there's actually an airplane repossession person hired by the bank who will politely snatch it up.  Right now, the person who's considered a legend and always gets his plane is 78 year old Ken Hill.  He actually gets paid twice! There's a fee to get it back from the defaulter, and another fee once the the plane has been resold.
Speaking of planes, for years I've always wanted to travel to Alabama to see what they have in this store, and finally, it's online.

Cowboy Hat for Sale
You can still visit in person, but just in case you let your fingers do the walking, please check out www.unclaimedbaggage.com.  This store sells all the stuff that people lost or forgot about on airplanes, and you'd be amazed at what's there! Clothing, jewelry, toys, electronics, and more.

It's just between us, but have you noticed that your clothing is getting a little too tight these days?  Well, there's a way to get motivated to lose weight, meet people AND get paid with https://www.dietbet.com/

Despite loving cold weather, I have no intention of ever living in the arctic area of Canada, but that won't stop me from watching 10 survival specialists as they try to win a million dollars.  All they have to do is live ALONE in the cold for 100 days.  The contestants are allowed to bring items from a specialized list  provided by the show, and you'd be surprised of some of the things they chose.  There are 3 things on the prohibited list that would have immediately disqualified me - cheeseburgers, a lighter/matches, books and wi-fi.(lol)  What have you been watching these days?

Do you remember one of my last posts when I talked about puzzles?  Well https://infidel753.blogspot.com/ finished the work on this 32 inch high Escher puzzle in a just a few days.  Isn't this pretty amazing?

Are you vegan, or thinking about making the switch?  Their make-up, snacks and beauty boxes are available with flexible subscriptions that have been thoroughly tested to ensure they are 100% vegan and cruelty free.  Visit   https://vegancuts.com/snackbox/ to find out more information.


When my son was a kid, he had a HUGE crush on this model/singer/entrepreneur, and now she's the new host of Dancing with the Stars which will be back later this year. That original signed picture he received back in the day might be worth money one day.(lol) Congratulations to Tyra Banks!
Did you know there are over 3000 FREE college courses you can take  online from schools like Harvard and MIT at edx.org?  In most instances all you have to do is pay for the certificate which ranges from $49 to $125.  Wow!  

                                      Which one are you?



71 comments:

  1. No books? For 100 days? That is a contest I couldn't enter. I would be stark staring mad by midday on the first day.
    Call me old and old fashioned too. 10 sounds too early for make up to me.
    And yes, I would love to look through the things people left behind on planes - and didn't bother to try and claim.
    Have a safe and wonderful week dear RO. Hugs.

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    1. The thought of no books for even one day had me cringing inside EC(lol), so I totally agree with you. Glad I'm not alone in my thoughts for makeup. It's fun to look at some of the things that have been left, and the pricing too. Hope your weekend is amazing! Hugs, RO

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  2. Well I went to unclaimedbaggage.com and wasted a little time looking at stuff that was priced way to high for a lost and found store. I'm glad you posted it. I've heard about this place for years. Now I don't ever have to worry about going there just to see what they have. Thanks!

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    1. LOL! It can be a time waster for sure over at that site Marvelous Mike, but hey what else are we doing these days?(lol) Sending some hugs your way! RO

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  3. I totally agree with the no make up for under 17's! Just yesterday I walked by a nail salon and saw a "maybe" 10 year old having her nails done next to her Mother, I was shocked! I hate Winter so that wouldn't be the contest for me, but also no books, no way! Thanks RO, have a wonderful week

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    1. Hey Sami - I'm with you. I just want our young people to stay young as long as they can, right? I love Winter, but no tent in the snow, please, and definitely not living without my books(lol) Hope your weekend is amazing! Hugs, RO

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  4. I don't think I or any of my friends used makeup at 17, except when was in stage plays that were put on by the school's drama dept. I remember when I was a freshman and was forced to take home-ec when they wouldn't let me take shop or auto mechanics, the teacher forced us to buy things like high heels we wouldn't normally buy for a fashion show to show off our clothes we had to make. I think she also wanted us to wear make up, but I never did because my grandparents went to the principal, along with other parents to force her to revise her rigid rules on the fashion show. Because of her, I don't like to cook OR sew clothes. She didn't come back the next year, either.

    My luggage was lost once and it came back damaged. Never unclaimed, though. I have no desire to look through what others have lost or not claimed.

    I would be lost without a way to light a fire. I don't think I could survive 100 days in that much cold with no way to stay warm.

    Love the Escher puzzle. It would be like going up the down staircase. I have a similar drawing of his, but a puzzle would be difficult.

    I try to emulate my very dear internet friend RO! who is both nice AND kind.

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    1. Wow,thank goodness that lady from the drama department didn't come back. Thinks would have been too stressful for sure. I lost my luggage once while traveling in the USAF from Mississippi to ND and talk about cold when I arrived. Definitely NOT prepared for the weather, and I was thrilled when they found it. Glad yours came back too, even though it was damaged. Thank you for the wonderful words dear Elizabeth. ou are very much appreciated! Hugs, RO

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  5. On the make-up thing, I see no harm in it as long as it's something she genuinely likes doing herself (as opposed to being pushed into it by adults like the case in the Bleubeard and Elizabeth comment, which would obviously be inappropriate). Parents need to indulge and encourage their kids' interests more and judge them less. Kids younger than 10 sometimes get face-painting at fairgrounds and suchlike, and that doesn't seem to bother anybody. If it were something permanently disfiguring like a tattoo, then obviously that shouldn't be allowed for a minor, but things like make-up aren't permanent.

    I don't know why anyone would think Betty Crocker was a real person. It's a brand. Does anyone think Ronald McDonald or Captain Crunch are real people?

    I've actually lost fifteen pounds since the start of this year. Clothes that used to fit are now noticeably loose. Worth it, though.

    I don't see what would be the point of spending a long period alone if you couldn't have books or internet.

    That reminds me, it's about time I started another jigsaw puzzle. I'd have to clear away all the stuff that's accumulated on that table, though.

    Vegan make-up? Do people eat make-up? Snacks can be tricky. I recently quit eating milk chocolate because I realized it has animal stuff in it. That had just never occurred to me before. I only get dark chocolate now.

    Thanks for the tip on edx.com.

    Nice or kind? With me it's generally both or neither, depending.

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    1. You're definitely right about that Infidel because she absolutely adores putting on the make-up, and also dressing up. Her soul is definitely one of an artist. That's a really good question. I wonder if anyone ever thought Ronald McDonald was real!(lol) Kudos to you for the weight loss. I clearly need to be hanging out with you! The thought of a million dollars makes people definitely do things outside the norm for sure, right? Looking forward to seeing another amazing puzzle! There sure is a lot to know to the vean thing, and like you, I'm continuing to learn. I'd be willing to go out on a limb to say that you're kind AND nice all the them. Hugs, RO

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  6. I've never wore makeup but I've always thought it as a bad idea - they're really not good for your skin, that is, if you forget to take them off. 10 to me is too young an age to wear makeup but like you I am old fashioned, 17 is more a reasonable age.

    I guess nice and kind is the same thing for me, I like to be nice and kind.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. There was a time when I was in my 20's that I wore make-up, but I quickly outgrew anything more than lipstick and mascara. I like being old-fashioned, but it's not always popular these days.(lol) I think you're both too, Lovely Lissa! Hugs, RO

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  7. I just finished watching "Defending Jacob" on Apple TV and right now I'm in the middle of watching the new, very gritty "Perry Mason" from HBO. Both are definitely worth the time to watch!

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    1. I've been finding all these cool series lately just like you have, and they've been great to watch. Perry Mason is on my list, and I've been watching a spy series called Condor that's riveting. Hope you're doing well, and see you next month! Hugs, RO

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  8. None of your stuff is useless, it all brought smiles today!

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    1. That's super sweet of you to say, and Happy Sunday to the entire family! Hugs, RO

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  9. Good afternoon, how are you? I am Brazilian, from Rio de Janeiro and looking for new followers for my blog. And I will follow yours with pleasure. New friends are also welcome, no matter the distance.

    https://viagenspelobrasilerio.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  10. 10 is very young for makeup. I went to a strict school, we were only allowed 'a little lipstick' in our senior year, apart from that if kids turned up with makeup they had their faces scrubbed! Hard times! Your puzzle is fantastic, I haven't done a puzzle since I was a child. And I always thought Betty Crocker was real...
    Your fun facts always make me smile! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie, fresh from the dentist

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    1. I went to a strict school too, and definitely no makeup until I went to high school. Infidel did a great job with his puzzle for sure. Looking forward to his next one. Thanks for the kudos. That makes me yday Valerie! Glad you made it through that dental visit too! Hugs, RO

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  11. I did know about Betty:)
    And makeup for a ten year old? Sounds a tad young to me too.
    Is it as hot there as it is here? Walked with a bud yesterday for the first time in months!
    Take special care.
    Hugs

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    1. My mom was quite strict about the makeup thing for sure. Yes, it's hot enough to fry or maybe even scramble an egg on the sidewalk or hood of the car, Super Sandra! Give me my 15 minutes please!(lol) Hugs, RO

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  12. My mom didn't let me wear makeup until I was 16 and I was the same way with my daughter. I think 10 years old is way too young to start wearing makeup. But then I'm old fashioned as well. I still think kids shouldn't have a cell phone until they get a job and pay for it themselves.

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    1. I like that some things are still old school Marvelous Mary, and glad we are kindred spirits. I think kids should be a little older with cell phones too. Hope you are well. RO

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  13. I'm with you about makeup. Sexualisation of children is huge subject and while I don't want to be an apologist for men, if children dress and look adult, at best it leaves men confused. And school children walking to school with their take away soy latte coffee! Tea and coffee is for adults, not kids.

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    1. I agree Awesome Andrew. It would be great if kids don't grow up to soon. There's plenty for them to see and experience once they get older. My son couldn't drink coffee at a young age either. Hope you are dong well! Hugs, RO

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  14. I wasn't to wear any makeup until 16, and back then it was just neutrals in eyeshadow, a little mascara and some foundation ....Just the basics. Nothing crazy. I didn't get fully into makeup until college. Quite frankly I didn't know what I was doing until I was taught by my roomies at the time.

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    1. It sounds like your mom was old school too, and I definitely agree. Nothing too out there was allowed.I don't think I really got into makeup until I was in my late 20's. Hope you are doing well! Hugs, RO

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  15. You have a lot of great stuff here as usual, RO. Obviously I have not done any personal shopping lately, nothing fits me tightly anymore. Everything needs a great big safety pin to help take up the slack . . . lost weight chasing/following Grandson around the place.

    Call me old fashioned but, No makeup until you move out on your own.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Stay Safe, dear friend!

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    1. Thanks so very much for your kind words, Dellgirl. Yay to you for losing weight the old-fashioned way!(lol) I hear you on the make-up too! Hope you have a fantastic week! Hugs, RO

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  16. Wow.... who thought Eleanor Roosevelt would be No 1

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    1. I thought that was an interesting piece of info too Haddock! Hugs, RO

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  17. I didn't know that about Betty Crocker. It is interesting how many people I thought were people when I was growing up- turned out to be lots of people (author Carolyn Keene) or corporations (Betty Crocker). I have been hearing things like this more and more.

    I was allowed to start wearing light makeup in middle school. Parents needed to approve.

    Lots of great info. I have seen the lost and found at Miami International Airport and it reminded me of a Costco. I will have to check out the online lost luggage site. :)

    Stay safe!
    ~Jess

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    1. I've been into trivia more and more,and there is so much fascinating info out there lately for sure. That's interesting about the make-up, and you were sure lucky!(lol) Hope you find something cool that you like on the site Jess! Wishing you well and stay safe too! Hugs, RO

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    1. Hope your weekend has been wonderful R! Hugs, RO

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  19. I've always loved makeup so I may be somewhat biased but I let my kids start wearing makeup when they were 11 or 12 though did nix really heavy or sultry looking looks and it couldn't make them late for school etc. They also had to take care of their skin and wash their faces. It can be really fun and positive to play with though I have pretty mixed feelings on James Charles. My girls mostly wore a little eye shadow and tinted lipbalm and a bit of mascara.

    Unclaimed Baggage is about an hour awhile from me and honestly it can be a bit underwhelming. You used to be able to find some pretty fun things for good prices but now it's mostly abandoned shipping containers. I think last time I was there there were racks and racks of Santa Claus themed lingerie and that was about it. I haven't been for years though.

    Thank you so much for the card! He really loved it!

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    1. My mom was super strict, so the idea of using makeup as a kid wasn't my thing, but I know I'm the odd one. Very cool that you really took the time to help them take care of their skin too as part of the makeup routine. Sounds like they had tons of fun too! There's definitely a little bit of drama with James Charles for sure, but he's super talented. Oh wow! You've been to the store? How neat! What in the heck - Santa Claus themed lingerie???! I'll bet there's a funny and interesting story tied to that! You're welcome! You guys continue to stay in my prayers, and sending lots of hugs, RP

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  20. Too early is too early, why do kids have to grow up too fast

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    1. My mom stressed growing up too fast all the time, and it was drilled in my head. Kids don't realize what they're in for as adults these days for sure. Hope you're doing well and sending some hugs, RO

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  21. Hey girl!!! Long time no comment (for me anyway, haha)... So here is how my visiting your blog usually goes:
    *starts to read* Oohhhh, thats so cool! I will comment about that...
    *keeps scrolling* Oh, but THAT thing is really cool too! I should say something about that too...
    *finds another cool tidbit* Dammit, what was I going to say again?!?!
    Lol... stop being so darn interesting!!! ;-)
    - http://domesticgeekgirl.com/treat-yourself/sunday-riley-luna-sleeping-night-oil/

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    1. Wow! Haven't seen you around for quite some time, and hope all is well with you and the family! You're always so fun!(lol) Hugs, RO

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  22. OMG - my husband and his family all LOVE Alone. I watched a few seasons, but I've gotten away from it the past couple years.

    I let my daughter have makeup (my old stuff I wasn't using, free samples) when she was young, but she would just try it out when she played dress up. I started wearing makeup in 6th grade, and the 80's had some "BIG" looks. My girl who just finished 8th grade and her friends wear mascara and lip gloss, but that's about it. Not many wear noticeable makeup.

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    1. It's such an awesome show, EVEN though I know I'll never be outside doing that stuff(lol) I liked the added piece at the end when the participants share their thoughts. Girl, don't get me started on the 80's!(lol) That's when I was in the Air Force and so much was going on. Mascara is always such fun to wear! Hugs, RO

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  23. Let's hear it for Elanor Roosevelt. She was amazing wasn't she? As are you:)
    Hugs

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    1. You're making me blush, Super Sandra!(lol) Hope you are well, and glad the storm passed us by. Hugs, RO

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  24. As a man, it certainly isn't my place to say whether or not a 10 year old should wear makeup. But here's my two cents anyway lol. I think it can be a double edged sword. On the one hand, it could empower the young girl to feel comfortable in her own skin and see herself as "beautiful". On the other, it could negatively enforce unrealistic beauty standards on a child. I think it should really be a balance of the two. It will be up to the influential adults in her life to help her find that balance. I certainly don't envy any of you!

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    1. Ethan, you are too funny!(lol) I like that you put it in perspective of what may or may not happen based on a young person wearing makeup. These are great ideas, and very true that it's up to the parents to keep the balance. Hope you are well, and thanks for peeking in! Hugs, RO

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  25. In my opinion, it would be nice if children under 17 years old do not use facial makeup because the make-up formula will accelerate skin changes to get older prematurely.

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    1. Hello there! Very good point and I thank you so much! RO

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  26. Oh the kitty gif is adorable. :) I grew up in the 80's RO, so makeup was gooped over every teenager's face, including the boys...I think that a big part of the marketing campaigns are aimed at teens, but 10 years old? I think that's a bit young! I watched seasons 1-5 of Alone. The first season was the best and I had a huge crush on the winner, I won't say who it was in case you haven't got there yet! I'm downloading seasons 6 and I have a reminder for season 7 when it's out, thanks for reminding me!!

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    1. Some of those gifs are such fun! You're right about Rain, and lots of crazy outfits too!(lol) Yay! You like that too, huh? There's so much that I've been learning and I just love it. I haven't gone back to season 1, but now, I've gotta do it to see who the crushworth guy is!(lol) Hugs, RO

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  27. um no to a kid that young wearing make up I'm old (fashioned) too but I wouldn't make them wait until 17, maybe 14.
    OMG I'm so checking out that baggage store :)
    Always look forward to a new post from RO
    xo

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  28. I can't remember what age - but I wasn't allowed to wear makeup then either.

    i think we're officially in the "When I was your age" camp lol

    Another fun round up!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  29. I did not know Georgia was the #2 kale producer.
    Stay safe. Be healthy.
    Hugs

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  30. I've heard of James Charles. (In the back of my head, I feel like my daughter told me some kind of something about him not too long ago but because I don't watch him, I don't remember what it was - how was that for noninformation?) I'm not a fan of make-up at a young age but that may be because I don't wear much myself. And since March I haven't worn any at all. No need. I feel great without it.

    Click link below for my new domain. Warmly,
    Elsie

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  31. I think makeup when your younger is fine as long as it's not overdone, and I wouldn't want my nieces to wear it all the time either. Here and there is fun and lets them explore what they like and be creative. I never really wore makeup growing up. I was allowed to; it just wasn't really my thing!

    I didn't know Tyra Banks is hosting Dancing with the Stars. I'm sure she'll do a great job.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  32. I'm an old fogie so I feel experimenting at home to learn how is fine, but going out and about on an every day basis is for older kids. That said, I don't feel too strongly about it as I do night club clothes and single dating on young kids. :)

    Here I was thinking that Alone sounded doable until you mentioned no books or firestarters.
    I just heard about that lost luggage store going online the other day and thought it sounded cool.
    Tyra Banks was a girl crush of mine, too. :)
    Had no idea Betty Crocker wasn't a real person. Oh well, still like the cookbooks.

    Have a great day, Radiant Ro!

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  33. Airplane repo! Fascinating. I like that cowboy had too. :)

    As for makeup and kids, I'm not really comfortable with it on young kids but I think before 17 is fine. I'm not sure what the ideal cutoff is, I guess it depends on each individual family.

    So radiant Ro I hope you are doing well in these crazy times! Happy July!!

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    1. some of the stuff I found was pretty cool for sure, Gorgeous Greg. I totally understand not to start with make-up too young. Lots going on here, but I'm still sane, so that's the important part!(lol) Happy Friyay to you! RO

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  34. Just saying hi RO, stopping in to see what's new with you and to let you know I was thinking of you. I hope you had a nice week.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Stay Safe, dear friend!

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  35. Repo jets. Isn't that something?
    Stay cool. Stay healthy.
    Hugs,

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    1. I found that to be totally fascinating and never even realized that something like that could happen. Trivia is such fun! Hugs, RO

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  36. No telling what you'd find in an unclaimed baggage sale, hey?
    I wonder if my bottle of virgin olive oil is still at the airport in Italy? They wouldn't let me take it on the plane. I wouldn't be surprised if an employee cabbaged on to that:)
    Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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    1. OMG - You are too funny Super Sandra! Now I'm wondering about that missing olive oil too! You stay safe and healthy too! Hugs, RO

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  37. I think many kids grow up much too quickly these days ... call me old fashioned but I think the teenage years makes more sense for make-up.

    Sending my good wishes, hope August is a good month for you.

    All the best Jan

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  38. What? Betty Crocker isn't real? All my dreams are shattered. :D

    I've done a couple of Escher jigsaws but not that one. Looks fun and hard work!

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  39. OMG. Not even for a million dollars would I see myself surviving alone in that frigid environment. And no cheeseburgers...What would you do?:)
    Currently watching Hamish Macbeth. I adore Robert Carlyle.
    Hugs

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  40. Your Mom was right and you're not old-fashioned. '10' is just too young for make-up.
    I've never been to an unclaimed baggage store. The mere thought of losing baggage terrifies me.

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  41. OMG, you have a granddaughter! wow. I've lost baggage before. I'm kind of a dingle-hopper because I thought you had to transfer luggage yourself to planes if you have layovers and boy was that a hard lesson to learn, lol

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  42. I did know that about Betty. I do not like the cold. When we retire it will somewhere where its tropical all year long. LOL Hugs my friend.

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