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Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by shazzabanazza, Jun 6, 2011.
Thank you, almost forgot.:eusa_doh:
That is all it is good for.
A trebuchet. Play with it in the yard. That's fine. It's not allowed in the house.
Unlike many people here, I do have Nazi items in my home. Simply for the fact that I love and collect many things from WWII. Though, I do not endorse or promote any beliefs shared with the Nazi party. My Nazi items are kept in a box which is well out of sight. A simple historical collection.
Plastic. I loathe plastic. Over the years I've given away or recycled pretty much all of it.
Recently I was reading Gladys Taber's Stillmeadow Seasons, a book she published in 1950, in which she develops some of the themes from her very popular wartime ladies' magazine columns. I found an interesting observation in this book that really spoke to me. So prophetic and somehow so chilling:
"When plastics really come in to their own, the whole house will be furnished with curtains that can be hosed off and hung back. Upholstery will be wiped off once in a while with a careless rag. Wallpaper will all be washable, woodwork stainproof, furniture finished in such stuff as makes pouring boiling water on the table tops a good sport for Junior on rainy days. It is all very wonderful and rather appalling."
[QUOTE="St. Louis, post: 2020760, member: 19640”]"Plastic. I loathe plastic. [/QUOTE]
I agree with you, but looking at one of my shelves, I must confess, I have
Heh, my cousin is a retired parole officer and she has 3 of them, all rescues! The oldest is scared of his own shadow, the middle is just playful, and the youngest is a dachshund mix and therefore the most troublesome of the trio (I had a Dachshund - nothing but trouble!). Interestingly enough, Pits aren't even the most aggressive dog breed. Dachshunds are. Mine got along fine with bigger dogs, even if she did ensure to assert her dominance over them, but small dogs? Forget it! We tried pet sitting my aunts Shih Tzu. The poor thing spent the weekend backed into a corner because of my Dachshund. I'll gladly get another Doxie in a heartbeat, but this time around I'll have to be much more mindful of who I introduce her to.
-Non-US or European made cars (Well, garage, but it's connected to the house).
-Non-US made tools
-people wearing trendy clothing like Ugg Boots, American Eagle cheap teen brand items, or moccasins being worn for anything other than house slippers
-Any Nazi or Confederate paraphernalia
-tapioca. It's like pudding... but with rice. Who ruins pudding with rice?
-fake cheeses or lunch meats. Just don't buy them, ever. I'd rather pay a little more to the local butcher than page for vacuum packed ham.
-Fox News or MSNBC and for the same reason (although, as a journalist, I do try to keep tabs on both of them simply just to keep tabs on what they saying)
-Any kind of fruity pops (although I do enjoy Hawaiian punch)
-Dolls, especially antique ones. They creep me out.
-Budweiser, Miller, Coors, or any other big name light beer producer. Either drink real beer, or get out.
-Thermostat touchers. I like my house at a cool 66-67. Let's keep it that way. If you get cold, I have a number of throw blankets I'll be more than happy to accommodate you with.
-Green Bay Packers fans. Beware: this is Bears Country. I only tolerate my cousin, because he's my cousin and I like him.
-Cats. Cats and I don't get along. Never have. I'll watch your dog, but not if it's too rambunctious.
-Justin Beiber, Mariah Carey, Miley Cirus, and whatever other clowns that are popular today. I'll gladly play anything pre-millennium, but anything post-Millennium stays out.
Tobacco, marijuana, cat haters, hobnailed boots, chewing gum, and my sister.
Pole dancers...don't ask.
Any NFL item connected to any team other than the Saints (my team) or the Chiefs (my wife's team), people who do not like or are allergic to cats, narcotics (without a valid prescription), dogs, people who get on my nerves, people without a sense of humor, and anyone who can't carry a decent conversation.
Poles dance, but Czechs bounce.
-mainstream-girls of my age
Don't forget to tip your waiters and waitresses.
If you have enough of those in your repertoire, you could perform at a Borscht Belt hotel this summer.
Yes... It's hilarious when they fall over.
Oh dear God, you are as bad as Lizzie. You could open for her.
Just remember, a corny joke will leave you with an eerie feeling.
I always had one motto as an Emcee: a cheap laugh is still a laugh!
Most rap/hip-hop music
"New" Country music (old timey music isn't country so it doesn't count, same with true Western)
The tv show "Girls"
Socialism (I live in Canada, I know, I know, it's everywhere, but stuff I can control)
Anything to do with Kardashians
People with the first names MacKenzie, Michaela, Madison, Maddox, in fact, most "modern" names beginning with "m"
People who like saying the word "labradoodle" (I own one - don't ask)
-every kind of "it-girls"
"A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down their pants."