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  1. I was hesitant to hire a cleaner - what would my mother think? MC surprised me with a freshly cleaned apartment when we were first living together and I freaked out. I could tell immediately that a stranger had been in our place as the dining table centerpiece was moved and the vacuum marks in the carpet were in a different direction. I was livid! However, he has no love for cleaning and I have no love for doing it myself so we've had someone for the past seven years and it's been great. She comes monthly and we run the vacuum and wipe down the bathroom counter etc in between visits. Love coming home to a freshly cleaned apartment on a Friday after a long week of work.
  2. As a latecomer who binged the whole thing in under 2 weeks, and who wasn't into it initially...I loved it. The finale was almost perfect (to me). I cried a lot. Of course I'm a perimenopausal lady with some very raging hormones and unbalanced emotions so YMMV. It left everything in a good spot to never need return to, but if they did I'd watch because Ted Lasso himself is no longer necessary.
  3. I binged through the first season and am an episode onto season 2. It absolutely did get more complex and my enjoyment outweighs my initial annoyance. He's still a lot but less so given other characters and their stories.
  4. I'm on the third episode of season 1 and I really want to like it but Ted Lasso himself is just...a lot. It was a fun character when NBC started broadcasting EPL and he was part of the promotion. But I just can't get with the perpetual optimism and hokiness (which is clearly a me problem).
  5. Doubtful we'd cross the river for this. I will say there's a lot of great pizza in DC and it's in walking distance or a short train ride. Honorable mention to Hersh's in Baltimore.
  6. MC and I didn't finish the episode on Sunday so we restarted the whole thing last night. Two nights of election PTSD was a lot. It was inevitable for Roman to emerge as this particular POS but still sort of sad.
  7. I have nothing to offer in this thread except: Nas! 180! Darts was Sunday morning hangover tv when I was still living with my parents in Ottawa a bajillion years ago.
  8. It's no coincidence that this uh, happened during Police Week. https://www.policeweek.org/schedule.html Super cute that they have an event area called Tent City in a city that saw homelessness jump this year. https://www.axios.com/local/washington-dc/2023/05/11/dc-homeless-count-how-many
  9. I take Kaitlan Collins 'switching news org sides' over the attempt to humanize Megyn Kelly during her sneeze of a stint at NBC Universal.
  10. Did they script that fall for Shiv? Newly pregnant and in front of a bunch of men? I'm still reeling from that. Super dirty after the Kendall and Roman freeze out, but also par for her course.
  11. Re: Brian Cox, the original Hannibal Lecter *chef's kiss*
  12. I thought it was pretty solid and in some cases improved upon the book. Still not completely sold on Sam Claflin as Billy (he just always seemed/looked too old for his character), but Riley Keough as Daisy was a perfect fit.
  13. The biggest miss in all of it is the casting of Jack Huston as Lasher. I admittedly forget a lot of the book, but as I mentioned further upthread, there's nothing about him that explains the character's hold on and seduction of generations of Mayfairs.
  14. My grandparents used to buy clear cream soda in bottles that had snowflakes as part of the design. Can't recall the brand but I loved that stuff when I was a kid and also the cream soda from Pop Shoppe. Haha! Found it. Likely a Quebec- only distribution. https://www.etsy.com/listing/701175564/vintage-snow-white-soda-pop-bottle-10oz
  15. They really need to go 'family plan' like cell phone service. Up x devices per plan. Need more devices? Here's our next tier. One thing about sharing passwords is that the cost of the service is seldom shared. I share my password with you, but are you sharing the $10.49*/month with me? That's my Paramount subscription. Naturally other services have other pricing.
  16. It's rather powerful and though I never really considered how often I've heard it, it's still not in the range of The Four Seasons or other traditional pieces as far as usage. However, you are not alone in your opinion! https://www.cherwell.org/2020/04/27/stop-using-max-richters-on-the-nature-of-daylight-in-everything/ There was also an r/television thread that was deleted, no doubt started after Sunday's episode.
  17. AMC got so much right with their adaptation of Interview with the Vampire and so much wrong with Mayfair Witches. Sam Reid as Lestat was fantastic casting. Jack Huston as Lasher is the exact opposite. I'm sorry but there is nothing about him or his portrayal that demonstrates how he held generations of women under his thrall. He's just a creep in the show. Ugh. Also not sold on Alexandra Daddario as Rowan.
  18. Who will flip during this vote? https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1611572085918208000?s=20&t=G7qr6JAB3ktBGGtgnFFO4Q
  19. This is amazing. Also Gaetz and Boebert are such fucking scuzzy putzes.
  20. The first one in the series for certain but the second one is a little too grim and distressing for a pre-teen. The rest of the series is less grim and very entertaining but still likely best for a slightly older audience. YMMV but I wouldn't have recommended them to my nieces before ages 14/15.
  21. The last time I flew SW was seven years ago, LAX to BWI. Due to weather we had to land in St Louis and we were stuck there a little over 24 hours due to plane availability, crew time outs and flight schedules the next day. We were lucky as some people were told they had to wait even longer to get to their final destinations. Ultimately it was their lack of partnerships and codesharing with other airlines, along with their flight pattens as explained by Ravenhair, that led me add them to my no fly list. Other airlines cancel flights, suffer weather delays and crew timeouts but generally have options within hours, not days.
  22. I wasn't expecting to get quite so emotional but the final episode was fantastic and heartbreaking.
  23. On the topic of customer service, the sheer number of canceled flights was entirely unmanageable for the ticket and gate agents to handle along with whatever staff was on hand to handle calls. Like, no one could maintain impeccable customer service in this situation. Any complaints should be absolutely leveled at the mid to senior leadership. The frontline staff never stood a chance. I cannot even imagine the sheer level of abuse they had to endure over a situation completely out of their control.
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