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  1. On ‎10‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 7:25 PM, joyceraye said:

    A church allowing Hallowe'en ?  In 1990 ? That sounds as though there'll be some fireworks. 

    (In England and Wales if the Church does anything.we have a service of prayer for the bereaved ) 

    My Methodist Church in The States does a time of remembrance for all members who passed during the last year on the Sunday on/after November 1st, All Saint's Day.

  2. 4 hours ago, Tensor said:

    For the first time since season 1, I won’t be watching the premiere live.  Something I would have moved or skipped, to see the premiere, just doesn’t seem worth it now.  Have it listed as a favorite on my streaming service, so I’ll probably watch it tomorrow. 

    Watching football instead?  Go Bucs!

  3. 9 hours ago, chucky said:

    The only thing I agree with is no more foot prints on the moon. FWF has outlived it's need. It's no longer funny which is why it wasn't if at all in season 11. Tenure going to Rai or Kripke would bring in the laughs at Sheldon's antics. So no more FWF.

    I think that episode comes on tonight on TBS.

    Am I the only person who is annoyed that after they showed 10x24 they didn't go back to 1x1, but aired 3x1 instead?

  4. 22 minutes ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

    And Identical Twins share more Genes/DNA then Fraternal twins because they come form the same egg. It all very interesting. I went to school with  three sets of twins all in the same grade! Thought I not sure if they were Fraternal or Identical. 

    We had 3 sets of Identical Twins in the 8th Grade last year (2 sets of boys, 1 set of girls).  2 of the 3 sets (1 boy, 1 girl) were with us for 6th-8th Grade, and we were able to keep them on separate teams; the other set of boys were only with us 7th & 8th Grade and both qualified for our Honors Level team... we made sure they weren't in the same classes.
    I still couldn't tell them apart at the end of last year.  They've since moved on to High School and now we have set of boys and girls in the 6th Grade.

  5. I've said it before, but here it is again:  

    Final episode opens with Lenny discovering they are pregnant and them going around telling everyone the good news.  A 9 month time jump happens before the tag scene.  Tag scene is Penny going into labor and getting into the newly repaired elevator to go to the hospital to have the smart and beautiful baby.

  6. 29 minutes ago, Fowler&Cooper said:

    I've been looking at Shamy wedding photos and the promo picture for the season 12 premiere. It looks like Amy only has one Ring on. Shouldn't she have an engagement ring and also a wedding ring on? Did anyone notice if she has two rings on or not?

    My bridal set looks like one ring... perhaps hers is the same?
    For those of you saying "Well, Sheldon already had the engagement ring, so how could it be a set?"  My rings were bought separately from 2 different jewelry stores, but they fit together.
    Quality is not that great, but you get the idea...20180903_173110.thumb.jpg.38d996755d7421a3a48325ac6587d907.jpg20180903_173025.thumb.jpg.b0f1b725846c79b368a14bf405b41537.jpg

  7. 11 hours ago, djsurrey said:

    I looked up a list of popular baby names from the 60s (some names rather novel in the 60s).

    Penelope is 578 on the list.

    Penny is 104.

    So Penny was more common.


    In the 1980s Penny was 679.

    Penelope is not on the top 1000 list for the 80s.


    I just did a look up...


    22 years in Education... where do I begin?  I've seen Mi'Lord, Lovengod, Shanntaqwayla, Mister, SirGregory, Edquisha.  I could go on and on...

  8. 11 hours ago, Nogravitasatall said:

    I wonder if they pay money to go or is it a free show? Either way then it’s love or infatuation.

    The rally was at the State Fairgrounds less than 10 miles from me... it was free.  There were people who camped out just to get in the front. 😕
    If I hadn't gone back to work this week and need to get back on my "school schedule", I might have done some protesting.

  9. 1 hour ago, son-goku5 said:

    This is, quite frankly, crazy.

    Is that widespread in the US or is that done in republican states/districts?

    That's the way it is in the US;  I think there is a mandate that states that a school year has to be at least 180 days.   Some states don't go back until Early September but they don't get out until Mid or Late June.  

  10. 13 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

    Teachers in England and Wales are employed for the whole year, regardless of when the holidays are. That way they can be expected to attend meetings, accompany children on overseas trips and attend courses when the school is closed.They're not expected to take on an extra job in order to make ends meet. 

    The last day for teachers in my county in Florida (Hillsborough; includes the city of Tampa) was 5/29, and their first day back is 8/2.  I'm a middle school counselor, so I stay a little longer (last day 5/31), and come in earlier (first day 7/30).  That's approximately 2 months without pay.  Your options are to either have money taken out of your check during the school year so that you can get paid over the summer (the school district gets the interest while the money is sitting in the coffers, btw), get a summer job, or both.  Professional development trainings (which gives you the inservice credits required to renew a teaching certificate) are offered during the summer but typically are not paid.
    Personally, I am in favor of the idea of year-round school.  One elementary school in my county did this for a few years.  Instead of having a 2 month break in the summer which results in "summer slide", they took a break in between each grading period.  This provides remediation for struggling students during the school year, and teachers who need the money volunteer to teach the courses. It didn't take off, and a lot of parents in that attendance area moved out of the area or opted out to magnet or charter schools because they had a hard time finding child care because the parents still had to work while the kid was off or the school schedule wasn't exactly custody agreement friendly. 

  11. 9 hours ago, son-goku5 said:

    Ok, I don't understand that. You paid a certain premium for your health insurance but when trying to add your husband to it, you say you have to pay more? Well, isn't that normal then? Insurance for two people is usually more expensive than for one...

    Or do I misunderstand your situation completely now?

    It would have cost more per month to add him than the Obamacare insurance quotes, which weren't cheap because they took into account household income rather than just his (we try to keep our finances as separate as possible).  The cost to add him to my insurance was 4X my cost.


    7 hours ago, Nogravitasatall said:

    And have the Trump and Republican alterations to the ACA helped your situation, left it the same or improved it?  Trump made some big promises.

    (I do find the US system unfathomable. The premise of Breaking Bad confounded me).

    Not any better, but he did manage to find insurance cheaper than what my plan and Obamacare offered.  There are plenty of things wrong with Education in America, but that's another discussion for another time.


    Like I said, I don't want to debate about this.  Just wanted to chime in and say I understand families that are divided politically.

  12. 11 hours ago, djsurrey said:

    I think I was uncharacteristically pissed off in the days following the election. On the one hand I had a daughter, who had been crying over the future and who I had tried to console. On the other hand I had a mother who was seemingly gleeful and was sputtering what I thought to be nonsense. Family get togethers can be hard to navigate. Especially for a guy like me.

    Right there with you.  I was up all night texting with my niece who was inconsolable.

    9 hours ago, Nogravitasatall said:

    I feel for you. 

    I still want to know what is the affirmative case for Trump.  Can you get your mum to type one up? :) 

    Hubby can't stand Trump, but voted for him mainly because of Obamacare.    

    DISCLAIMER**Not trying to get into a debate, this is our situation**DISCLAIMER

    The Obamacare situation sucks if you're an independent contractor (he's a truck driver) with a gainfully employed spouse (I'm a middle school counselor).  Obamacare looks at household income to quote insurance prices.  I looked into adding him onto my insurance, but that would cost more per month than the Obamacare quotes.

    Again, not trying to get into a debate, just citing our situation.

  13. There is a gubernatorial candidate in my state who proudly states in his commercial that he's "supported by the Big Guy himself".  Considering how much the Idiot in Chief is dividing the GOP, I don't know if I'd use that in a campaign commercial.

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