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Old 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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I tried inserts a while back but maybe I should try again. I love bejeweled sandals and fancy footwear in general but I can barely walk after a few minutes in a pair of my fabulous shoes, lol. It has gotten really bad this last year.

I have "short" achilles tendons--congenital--and as a child, I had to do exercises daily to stretch that tendon. Maybe I should do those exercises again. I have beautiful feet and like showing them off, especially since getting older--so few parts of my anatomy worth showing off these days, lolololol. But they are hidden in these clunky but oh so comfy crocs.
I have been told and realize if you don't exercise it will come back and worse and dang it I need to follow my advice now before heading to the beach.

 
Old 07-16-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I bought a (looks new) green linen jacket this past month for $3.95 at the local Goodwill. I found Falconable (Nordstroms brand) all cotton, long sleeved shirts for my son for $3.95.
I often check out the thrift shops and consignment shops and have picked up some real bargains. Unfortunately I almost never find anything good at Goodwill either here or in South Jersey. I do much better in other smaller shops that benefit some local charity that are in the upscale neighborhoods. I have found brand new clothing - absolutely new with tags etc. still attached - at some of these places. I keep my sources a secret.

I live in a big northeastern city and I'm not (yet) retired. My personal sense of style was greatly influenced by my dear father, of blessed memory. My Dad was not just a good dresser, but an exquisite dresser. Living in Florida he did not have to wear business suits that often, but when he did they were conservative elegant and perfectly tailored. Typically he would wear pressed slacks a nice shirt and a sports jacket that was never loud or faddish. He ever wore bright pastel colors or Hawai'ian shirts.

Today is a sunny very warm summer day. I'm wearing a lightweight pair of khaki pants, Chestnut colored boat shoes, a short-sleeved button-down cotton Oxford shirt that's white with aqua blue stripes. I stopped wearing bluejeans after I turned 50. I do not want to dress like a 20 year college kid.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Thrifts are great if their things come from upscale clients. I can't wait to hit the ones in Palm Beach!!

Clark, now you look like a well dressed college kid IMO; rock the khakis!!!!!!
 
Old 07-16-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I hit the thrifts up around York Maine last week when we took a few days up there. Very upscale area and so the thrifts had nice things. Also I noticed hospice shops tend to have nicer things. My husband even enjoys the thrifts--good Ralph Lauren polo shirts for $4.00 is a better deal than senior day at the RL outlet store.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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gotcha: yon?

BTW, i.e. is followed by a comma; RSVP no longer has periods and is set in caps; eg no longer uses periods; Mrs. no longer used in business communications; ibid. is not used if the previous citation is a different edition

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off the top of my head ...

i.e. Latin, "that is"
e.g. Latin, "for example"
R.s.v.p. French "please reply" "Respondez s'il vous plait"
op.cit. Latin?
ibid. Latin, something like "same cite as before"
F.R.S.
K.B. Kaybee Toys! :-D
etc. Latin "and so on" "etcetera"
et al. Latin, "and all"
& c.
q.v.
Mrs. abbreviation, possibly middle English "Mistress"

(geek warning) If I include a return statement in the middle of a method, I usually comment: // Nota Bene(/geek warning)
 
Old 07-16-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Also, exercise no longer needed (:
 
Old 07-16-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I'm just not the type. I look like an L.L. Bean model, one a bit plumper and a lot balder than those in the catalogue.




I used to see that all of the time, but I realize I haven't seen it in years. The phrase is Latin, nota bene. It means literally note well, meaning to pay particular attention to what follows. It's normally appended after a statement to clarify something. I guess it has disappeared from formal English like so much else, or perhaps formal English itself is disappearing.

Do folks here still use and understand what were once common abbreviations? Do you know the language of each? Can you write the words they abbreviate? Can you stump me with one?

i.e. // e.g. // R.s.v.p. // op.cit. // ibid. // F.R.S. // K.B. // etc. // et al. // & c. // q.v. // Mrs.
I recognize and sometimes use: i.e., e.g., R.s.v.p., etc., et al., and Mrs.

I thought of: nee. Did I stump you???

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Also, exercise no longer needed (:
Oh, you are funny! We've had our lessons now.

I remember those Latin abbreviations too, had those back in high school.

Q. How do you address a card or letter to a single woman now? Is it Ms.? It sounds too prim to say Miss. Do you just leave any title off altogether and address it only with their name?
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I thought of: nee. Did I stump you???
I bet he'll look it up. You forgot the accent aigu.

OK, HIW, so what is yon?

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Q. How do you address a card or letter to a single woman now? Is it Ms.? It sounds too prim to say Miss. Do you just leave any title off altogether and address it only with their name?
Formal salutations: Mr. / Ms.

On addressing invitations, if the woman is elderly and a widow, I usually use Mrs.
Or if addressing a couple, say on a wedding invitation: Mr. and Mrs. so and so
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