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Old 06-19-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Robyn, I loved the "Gluten free" video w/ J. Kimmel. I just love when people take medical advice from friends with no expertise. The young lady said she didn't eat gluten because her friend was reading a book about it! She didn't even know why she wasn't supposed to eat it! Too funny...
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Robyn, I loved the "Gluten free" video w/ J. Kimmel. I just love when people take medical advice from friends with no expertise. The young lady said she didn't eat gluten because her friend was reading a book about it! She didn't even know why she wasn't supposed to eat it! Too funny...
And we don't even have an iPhone (or any smart phone). When I'm out of the house locally - I am OUT OF TOUCH. As in DON'T BOTHER ME. And when I'm not local - I'm basically in places where a US smart phone wouldn't work. Robyn
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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And we don't even have an iPhone (or any smart phone). When I'm out of the house locally - I am OUT OF TOUCH. As in DON'T BOTHER ME. And when I'm not local - I'm basically in places where a US smart phone wouldn't work. Robyn
Ha Ha! This is what I have always thought but broke down and bought one before my road trip - in case of emergencies. No pay phones anymore and you really can't trust anyone to help you. I got a Southport, NC # so my realtor uses it and I've given it to a few friends that don't pay LD charges so they have called - just to "test" me

Nice to see I'm not the only crotchety old geezer
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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When I feel "compelled" to give unsolicited advice (when I see a friend/family member about to make a big mistake), I try to couch it in the form of a question, just to see if they have thought through their decision or to maybe trigger some more thought on their part. For example, to an 18 year old wanting to adopt a pet..."have you thought about who would care for that dog you adopt when you leave for college?...do you think that is fair to them, since they aren't the one making this decision?" It's not advice, but hopefully it spurs them to consider the consequences/impact of their actions and consider alternative scenarios.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Ha Ha! This is what I have always thought but broke down and bought one before my road trip - in case of emergencies. No pay phones anymore and you really can't trust anyone to help you. I got a Southport, NC # so my realtor uses it and I've given it to a few friends that don't pay LD charges so they have called - just to "test" me

Nice to see I'm not the only crotchety old geezer
You're the only crotchety old geezer north of the M-D Line.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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No smartphone or iPhone for me either! (should I add COG to my profile somewhere? lol)

Nor do I have an iPad *gasp*. Nor Netflix *double gasp*.

I also don't answer my cellphone if I don't recognize the number (heresy!!!!!!) but instead let it go to voicemail if the caller (assuming it's not some silly spamcall in the first place) is so inclined.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You're the only crotchety old geezer north of the M-D Line.
Oh no I'm not - tons of ole crotcheties here and yes, you are an honorary member also. BUT I am President & CEO and any other big wig terms I can come up with.

Stressed will have to get a bit more crotchety - she's an apprentice and may turn way too sweet now that she's in l~o~v~e
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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My Samsung flip phone is ten years old or older. I have pay as you go service for two dollars a day. I turn it on every other Saturday when I go to the salon.

Our internet is too slow to support Netflix. I buy my DVD's on Ebay for three bucks a pop and have them forever. And, yep, we watch them, over and over.

I'm a crotchety young gezzer (50). I'll be carrying the torch for y'all
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Robyn, I loved the "Gluten free" video w/ J. Kimmel. I just love when people take medical advice from friends with no expertise. The young lady said she didn't eat gluten because her friend was reading a book about it! She didn't even know why she wasn't supposed to eat it! Too funny...
I've had severe IBS since I was about 15. And laugh at all these people who don't have any significant problems best I can figure out trying to deal with their imaginary/minor problems. I deal with things best I can these days - but there's no easy formula IMO. Robyn
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Robyn, I loved the "Gluten free" video w/ J. Kimmel. I just love when people take medical advice from friends with no expertise. The young lady said she didn't eat gluten because her friend was reading a book about it! She didn't even know why she wasn't supposed to eat it! Too funny...
While a lot of folks avoid the gluten protein and don't know why (they're not seriously allergic to it), celiac disease, an intolerance of gluten (contained in wheat and barley), is a serious condition and more people are being medically diagnosed with it all the time. You can get a test for it. I'm mildly allergic to gluten, but I'm majorly allergic to wheat, which triggers long lung congestion with terrible cough and complete indigestion.

It's the "modern wheat" at fault here, the way it's been gmo'd and grown. So I can eat some gluten but I do feel the effects in my digestion. Wheat, forget it.

There's so much confusion around grains. The author of Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter, and the author of Wheat Belly, Dr. Wm Davis, wrongly condemn all grains. Wheat is a documented problem in modern times. But gluten-free is flung around carelessly. There are a number of grains, including rice (white and brown), quinoa, and buckwheat that do not have gluten, and yet they are glumped in with "all grains we should avoid." That's unfortunate, b/c without any grains in our diet we're essentially eating an Atkins-type diet heavily centered on animal proteins, and research has found this to have adverse effects on our health.

Those with legitimate gluten intolerance can get deadly ill, so it's no joke. Those who have this huge fear of all grains area sadly mistaken. I blame a lot of these fashionable "media doctors" on this misinformation. As always, we have to do our own research to ferret out the truth.
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