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  1. tonyb liked Seb Lucas's post in the thread How is Coronavirus affecting you?.

    We did a severe lockdown here early (April) . Travel bans, masks compulsory. It worked. In our city now almost no virus cases (33 known...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 11:04 PM
  2. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    ^^^^ I just hate moving. Before I met the dewy-eyed bride, 24 years and some months ago, I had lived in the same little house for 20...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:25 PM
  3. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    We’ve touched on this here before, but it still has me shaking my head. Shelving by size and color was succeeded by covering books in...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 9:46 PM
  4. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    Regretfully, yes.

    Jan 23, 2021 at 9:38 PM
  5. tonyb liked LizzieMaine's post in the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    Someone gave me a copy of Marie Kondo's book a few years ago. Last week I found it, buried under the big pile of books I keep in the...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 9:01 PM
  6. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    As an answer to that ****ing Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” comes a tome titled “The Joy of Leaving Your Sh-t All...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 5:47 PM
  7. tonyb replied to the thread How is Coronavirus affecting you?.

    ^^^^^ I fear that years and decades from now, long after (it is hoped) this pandemic is far behind us, people will have their lives...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 4:52 PM
  8. tonyb replied to the thread How is Coronavirus affecting you?.

    Larry King

    Jan 23, 2021 at 1:32 PM
  9. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    During a move several years back a helpful relative took it upon herself to shelve my books — by size and color. Tempted as I was to...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 2:41 AM
  10. tonyb liked MisterCairo's post in the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

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  11. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    I’ve long taken comfort in the small groups of hostile looking young men hanging out on the street corner. They’re just the thing for...

    Jan 21, 2021 at 1:28 PM
  12. tonyb liked LizzieMaine's post in the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    I find that hanging mine outside tends to discourage gentrification in the neighborhood. Just another benefit.

    Jan 21, 2021 at 1:23 PM
  13. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    Sublimation is an old rug-cleaning method as well. I’ve tried it myself, to mixed effect. (I have a slew of hand-knotted tribal rugs,...

    Jan 21, 2021 at 2:47 AM
  14. tonyb liked Seb Lucas's post in the thread You know you are getting old when:.

    A bit flowery for my taste but that's the common view about S, and all classics, really, that they endure because they are rich in...

    Jan 21, 2021 at 12:38 AM
  15. tonyb replied to the thread So trivial, yet it really ticks you off..

    Sounds like another good reason to consider relocating to your part of the world.

    Jan 20, 2021 at 10:09 PM
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