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  1. #21
    KROM Guest

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    I worked at kfc..never ate there again..I worked at dominos..never ate them
    again..same goes for papa johns and little ceasers

    I still ate pizza hut because it really was a hands off affair once it was
    cooked and their stuff was decent..at least then one I sometime ate at.

    I stopped eating McDonalds and burger king due to poor food handling I saw
    or experienced.

    at burger king I saw a kid at the fries chewing tobacco and spitting into a
    trash can at his feet..he drops the fry scoop into the same bin and takes it
    out and commences to scoop fries..I almost threw up and had a fit..a very
    loud fit and once hearing about many people also looked ill and left..the
    manager acted like I was crazy to complain and was right next to the kid.

    at McDonalds my wife ordered a salad and it had a cigarette butt and a empty
    coffee creamer cup thingy in it..either the employee did it to be a jerk or
    somebody returned a salad and they "restocked" it.



    but since DX I almost never eat out so its not a issue.

    KROM


    "Cheri" wrote ...

    A lot of my working career was in restaurants, so yes...I know what goes on
    behind the scenes, and some of it *ain't purty*!!!

    Cheri


  2. #22
    Susan Guest

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    x-no-archive: yes

    On 3/24/2012 1:45 PM, Evelyn wrote:

    > The chinese buffet I am referring to also has a mongolian wok and nice
    > fresh veggies and meats they cook to your specifications.


    Only kind I'd ever consider, as long as no one can touch, spit, breathe
    on the food!

    Susan

  3. #23
    Susan Guest

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    x-no-archive: yes

    On 3/24/2012 2:31 PM, KROM wrote:
    > my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that ladle/spoon/tong
    > handle so even if they don’t touch the food your still getting contact
    > with everyone before you.


    That's true of the salt and stuff on the table, too.

    I have hand wipes in my bag to use just before we eat. I also rub down
    my knife and fork with my napkin.

    Susan

  4. #24
    Ozgirl Guest

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    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jkl4p1$34l$[email protected]..
    > I worked at kfc..never ate there again..I worked at dominos..never ate
    > them again..same goes for papa johns and little ceasers
    >
    > I still ate pizza hut because it really was a hands off affair once it
    > was cooked and their stuff was decent..at least then one I sometime
    > ate at.
    >
    > I stopped eating McDonalds and burger king due to poor food handling I
    > saw or experienced.
    >
    > at burger king I saw a kid at the fries chewing tobacco and spitting
    > into a trash can at his feet..he drops the fry scoop into the same bin
    > and takes it out and commences to scoop fries..I almost threw up and
    > had a fit..a very loud fit and once hearing about many people also
    > looked ill and left..the manager acted like I was crazy to complain
    > and was right next to the kid.
    >
    > at McDonalds my wife ordered a salad and it had a cigarette butt and a
    > empty coffee creamer cup thingy in it..either the employee did it to
    > be a jerk or somebody returned a salad and they "restocked" it.


    I like Subway. Made in front of your eyes (I usually have a salad bowl)
    by staff who wear gloves on both hands and discard after each order,
    i.e. they don't keep the same gloves on for a lot of orders. My local
    noodle bar does the same, gather the ingredients in front of you and put
    it all in a large bowl. The cook, who you also see, tips it straight
    into the wok. I often have their stir frys sans noodles, the chef knows
    me now. His elderly mum is also diabetic and we often chat about food,
    lol.

    I am about to send in complaints to Coles and Woolworths (our two major
    supermarket chains) about their new-fangled deli practices. Once upon a
    time the deli staff put on at least one fresh glove to do your order.
    Now they wear none, they scoop deli goods into a plastic bag using the
    bag as the scoop. More often than not the food is over the amount you
    want and some has to go back into the tray, sometimes not easily, so I
    have noticed the food get touched in a small way (albeit accidentally)
    by bare hands every so often.


  5. #25
    Ozgirl Guest

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    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    > my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that ladle/spoon/tong
    > handle so even if they don’t touch the food your still getting contact
    > with everyone before you.


    Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use after
    ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these days, airborne
    and on public objects.



  6. #26
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

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    In article <jkfeqp$v8h$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I have read that a lot of people do and I have witnessed it happen. Some
    > people say they just have to have the dessert if it is there. I don't get
    > that at all. I love buffets because I can get what I want/need and only
    > what I want/need. I guess I should say I love *some* buffets. Because I
    > certainly have seen some where I could not eat. I know I don't need dessert
    > so I don't even bother to look at it.


    considering all of your various allergies and dislikes, I would think the last
    place you would eat would be at restaurants, especially buffets. how do you
    survive your hysteria of not knowing what is in the food (and don't pretend that
    you know what is in the food as you know full well that restaurants are always
    changing the recipes to reflect changes in taste or expenses)

  7. #27
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jkl4p1$34l$[email protected]..
    >> I worked at kfc..never ate there again..I worked at dominos..never ate
    >> them again..same goes for papa johns and little ceasers
    >>
    >> I still ate pizza hut because it really was a hands off affair once it
    >> was cooked and their stuff was decent..at least then one I sometime ate
    >> at.
    >>
    >> I stopped eating McDonalds and burger king due to poor food handling I
    >> saw or experienced.
    >>
    >> at burger king I saw a kid at the fries chewing tobacco and spitting into
    >> a trash can at his feet..he drops the fry scoop into the same bin and
    >> takes it out and commences to scoop fries..I almost threw up and had a
    >> fit..a very loud fit and once hearing about many people also looked ill
    >> and left..the manager acted like I was crazy to complain and was right
    >> next to the kid.
    >>
    >> at McDonalds my wife ordered a salad and it had a cigarette butt and a
    >> empty coffee creamer cup thingy in it..either the employee did it to be a
    >> jerk or somebody returned a salad and they "restocked" it.

    >
    > I like Subway. Made in front of your eyes (I usually have a salad bowl) by
    > staff who wear gloves on both hands and discard after each order, i.e.
    > they don't keep the same gloves on for a lot of orders. My local noodle
    > bar does the same, gather the ingredients in front of you and put it all
    > in a large bowl. The cook, who you also see, tips it straight into the
    > wok. I often have their stir frys sans noodles, the chef knows me now. His
    > elderly mum is also diabetic and we often chat about food, lol.


    I have heard horror stories about the Subway by Angela's dance studio. You
    couldn't pay me to eat there. So many people have complained about it.

    We recently got sandwiches for my parents at the Subway by their house. I
    didn't really see anything wrong. They didn't change their gloves that I
    could see. But the sandwiches were just as measly as I remembered them only
    with a lot less lettuce. Way back when I used to get them, they would pull
    the insides out of the bread and stuff a lot of lettuce in there. But there
    was very little meat or cheese on the sandwich. These days they don't pull
    the insides out. But still very little meat or cheese.

    As for the salads, the one time Angela and I got them, they were inedible.
    Just a bowl of shredded iceberg lettuce with some sandwich toppings on it.
    No meat or cheese.

    I have not eaten at any of the Pho places although they are all over the
    place here. My husband loves the stuff but it just doesn't look appealing
    to me at all and they use a lot of cuts of meat I would never eat.
    >
    > I am about to send in complaints to Coles and Woolworths (our two major
    > supermarket chains) about their new-fangled deli practices. Once upon a
    > time the deli staff put on at least one fresh glove to do your order. Now
    > they wear none, they scoop deli goods into a plastic bag using the bag as
    > the scoop. More often than not the food is over the amount you want and
    > some has to go back into the tray, sometimes not easily, so I have noticed
    > the food get touched in a small way (albeit accidentally) by bare hands
    > every so often.


    That's not good! We very rarely buy from the deli. Recently we met a new
    employee at Albertsons. Angela wanted to know what the difference was
    between two different potato salads. She didn't know for sure so she gave
    her a sample of each. Tiny bowls and tiny spoons. We bought some potato
    salad from her and the next week we bought a few JoJos. But normally we
    don't eat that stuff.



  8. #28
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    >> my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that ladle/spoon/tong
    >> handle so even if they don't touch the food your still getting contact
    >> with everyone before you.

    >
    > Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use after
    > ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these days, airborne and
    > on public objects.


    The Dr. told us that the stomach bug virus is resistant to the antibacterial
    gels.



  9. #29
    Ozgirl Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jkmp1n$hc7$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>
    >> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    >>> my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that
    >>> ladle/spoon/tong handle so even if they don't touch the food your
    >>> still getting contact with everyone before you.

    >>
    >> Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use after
    >> ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these days,
    >> airborne and on public objects.

    >
    > The Dr. told us that the stomach bug virus is resistant to the
    > antibacterial gels.


    I've never been able to prevent the spread of tummy bugs in our house
    but we do take precautions just in case they will work


  10. #30
    =?UTF-8?B?QmrDuHJu?= Steensrud Guest

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    KROM wrote:

    > its more of the fact people don’t wash their hands after the bathroom more
    > then just germs.
    >
    > think about this..everyone going into a buffet uses the door handle then
    > the money to pay if its pay ahead like many are then they touch the chair
    > or the tables etc to get their seats then they get right to the buffet and
    > start touching everything.
    >
    > nobody goes to the place goes to the bathroom to wash their hands and then
    > goes to the line..
    >
    > KROM


    Heh. I noticed a grandson (5 years old at the time) washing his hands after
    the bathroom - he used his elbow to close the faucet. But then, both his
    parents are MDs (and now PhDs).
    :-)


  11. #31
    KROM Guest

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    subway is the last fast food place I've eaten at..I got a 6 inch sub and
    scooped the inside of the bread out and it was a cheese bread so I figured
    the fat and protein might help..lol

    it was good but with subway WAYYYY more then Chinese I'm hungry again right
    away..those subs are like air to me.

    seeing Woolworths cracks me up..they disappeared from the states in the 80's
    replaced by Walgreens and if I recall...he created Wal-Mart..I think..not
    sure and too lazy to Google..lol

    it always reminds me of the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" where the
    lead was banned from the Woolworths..lol

    KROM




    "Ozgirl" wrote ...


    I like Subway. Made in front of your eyes (I usually have a salad bowl)
    by staff who wear gloves on both hands and discard after each order,
    i.e. they don't keep the same gloves on for a lot of orders. My local
    noodle bar does the same, gather the ingredients in front of you and put
    it all in a large bowl. The cook, who you also see, tips it straight
    into the wok. I often have their stir frys sans noodles, the chef knows
    me now. His elderly mum is also diabetic and we often chat about food,
    lol.

    I am about to send in complaints to Coles and Woolworths (our two major
    supermarket chains) about their new-fangled deli practices. Once upon a
    time the deli staff put on at least one fresh glove to do your order.
    Now they wear none, they scoop deli goods into a plastic bag using the
    bag as the scoop. More often than not the food is over the amount you
    want and some has to go back into the tray, sometimes not easily, so I
    have noticed the food get touched in a small way (albeit accidentally)
    by bare hands every so often.


  12. #32
    KROM Guest

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    yep my wife carries wipes and hand sanitizer on her at all times.

    KROM


    "Susan" wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    x-no-archive: yes

    On 3/24/2012 2:31 PM, KROM wrote:
    > my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that ladle/spoon/tong
    > handle so even if they don’t touch the food your still getting contact
    > with everyone before you.


    That's true of the salt and stuff on the table, too.

    I have hand wipes in my bag to use just before we eat. I also rub down
    my knife and fork with my napkin.

    Susan


  13. #33
    W. Baker Guest

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    Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:


    : "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news:jkmp1n$hc7$[email protected]..
    : >
    : > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : > news:[email protected]..
    : >>
    : >>
    : >> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : >> news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    : >>> my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that
    : >>> ladle/spoon/tong handle so even if they don't touch the food your
    : >>> still getting contact with everyone before you.
    : >>
    : >> Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use after
    : >> ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these days,
    : >> airborne and on public objects.
    : >
    : > The Dr. told us that the stomach bug virus is resistant to the
    : > antibacterial gels.

    : I've never been able to prevent the spread of tummy bugs in our house
    : but we do take precautions just in case they will work

    My cousin, who after her second marriage, had 6 kids in the house. she
    sain if anyone got the slightest stomach bug she puteeveryone on a light
    diet to lessen the effects if it spread.

    Wendy

  14. #34
    Ozgirl Guest

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    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jknq36$990$[email protected]..
    > subway is the last fast food place I've eaten at..I got a 6 inch sub
    > and scooped the inside of the bread out and it was a cheese bread so I
    > figured the fat and protein might help..lol
    >
    > it was good but with subway WAYYYY more then Chinese I'm hungry again
    > right away..those subs are like air to me.
    >
    > seeing Woolworths cracks me up..they disappeared from the states in
    > the 80's replaced by Walgreens and if I recall...he created
    > Wal-Mart..I think..not sure and too lazy to Google..lol
    >
    > it always reminds me of the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" where
    > the lead was banned from the Woolworths..lol


    They are an icon here. They separated into two branches. Originally
    Woolies was a dept store style shop, but on a much smaller scale. Then
    it became a supermarket and they started the Big W chain of dept stores
    which are way cheaper than KMart in my opinion, better stuff too. They
    have now branched out into mega hardware stores as well.

    As to Subway, I rarely buy the sub, I have bought salads in a bowl from
    them for years. Mainly because they have so many different items and
    meats you can put into it for the same price. And so many sauces to
    choose from


  15. #35
    Ozgirl Guest

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    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jko4f3$ebi$[email protected]..
    > Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > : "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : news:jkmp1n$hc7$[email protected]..
    > : >
    > : > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : > news:[email protected]..
    > : >>
    > : >>
    > : >> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : >> news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    > : >>> my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that
    > : >>> ladle/spoon/tong handle so even if they don't touch the food
    > your
    > : >>> still getting contact with everyone before you.
    > : >>
    > : >> Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use
    > after
    > : >> ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these days,
    > : >> airborne and on public objects.
    > : >
    > : > The Dr. told us that the stomach bug virus is resistant to the
    > : > antibacterial gels.
    >
    > : I've never been able to prevent the spread of tummy bugs in our
    > house
    > : but we do take precautions just in case they will work
    >
    > My cousin, who after her second marriage, had 6 kids in the house.
    > she
    > sain if anyone got the slightest stomach bug she puteeveryone on a
    > light
    > diet to lessen the effects if it spread.


    Sounds like a plan I think I avoided one recently by buying in some
    probiotics. I never miss catching a tummy bug in this family and this
    time I did. Strangely, Jazz hasn't caught anything in the last two
    years. Not since she had the swine flu injection. She normally gets
    everything under the sun especially colds which often go to her chest.
    I actually have a dilemma now because no doctor here knows here and she
    has to have all kinds of medical reports done before she turns 16 next
    month. That's when she leaves my family payments and gets Disability
    Support Pension (not a full one until she is 21 and no difference in
    amounts of money coming into the household but its something I have to
    do).

    Here's a few videos of my baby girl at her recent Harmony Day at school:

    http://youtu.be/vfemQEabycU

    http://youtu.be/pFhvbLabbOQ

    http://youtu.be/Bm0844pIxlE

    http://youtu.be/yHdzZdLIHmg

    http://youtu.be/Uv_k9R753fg




  16. #36
    Cheri Guest

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    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:jknq36$990$[email protected]..
    > subway is the last fast food place I've eaten at..I got a 6 inch sub and
    > scooped the inside of the bread out and it was a cheese bread so I figured
    > the fat and protein might help..lol
    >
    > it was good but with subway WAYYYY more then Chinese I'm hungry again
    > right away..those subs are like air to me.
    >
    > seeing Woolworths cracks me up..they disappeared from the states in the
    > 80's replaced by Walgreens and if I recall...he created Wal-Mart..I
    > think..not sure and too lazy to Google..lol


    No, Sam Walton founded Wal-Mart.

    Cheri


  17. #37
    pavane Guest

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    Ozgirl wrote:
    > "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jko4f3$ebi$[email protected]..
    >> Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:jkmp1n$hc7$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    >>>>>> my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that
    >>>>>> ladle/spoon/tong handle so even if they don't touch the food your
    >>>>>> still getting contact with everyone before you.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use
    >>>>> after ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these
    >>>>> days, airborne and on public objects.
    >>>>
    >>>> The Dr. told us that the stomach bug virus is resistant to the
    >>>> antibacterial gels.

    >>
    >>> I've never been able to prevent the spread of tummy bugs in our
    >>> house but we do take precautions just in case they will work

    >>
    >> My cousin, who after her second marriage, had 6 kids in the house.
    >> she
    >> sain if anyone got the slightest stomach bug she puteeveryone on a
    >> light
    >> diet to lessen the effects if it spread.

    >
    > Sounds like a plan I think I avoided one recently by buying in some
    > probiotics. I never miss catching a tummy bug in this family and this
    > time I did. Strangely, Jazz hasn't caught anything in the last two
    > years. Not since she had the swine flu injection. She normally gets
    > everything under the sun especially colds which often go to her chest.
    > I actually have a dilemma now because no doctor here knows here and
    > she has to have all kinds of medical reports done before she turns 16
    > next month. That's when she leaves my family payments and gets
    > Disability Support Pension (not a full one until she is 21 and no
    > difference in amounts of money coming into the household but its
    > something I have to do).
    >
    > Here's a few videos of my baby girl at her recent Harmony Day at
    > school:
    > http://youtu.be/vfemQEabycU
    >
    > http://youtu.be/pFhvbLabbOQ
    >
    > http://youtu.be/Bm0844pIxlE
    >
    > http://youtu.be/yHdzZdLIHmg
    >
    > http://youtu.be/Uv_k9R753fg


    In the videos she seems very happy, loves the music and dancing and
    is quite intent in getting the hand movements correct. She shows
    a wonderful participative joy. Thank you very much for sharing these
    pictures. Please tell her she has at least one more admirer in the US.

    pavane



  18. #38
    Ozgirl Guest

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    "pavane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:eJRbr.210599$[email protected]..
    > Ozgirl wrote:
    >> "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:jko4f3$ebi$[email protected]..
    >>> Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:jkmp1n$hc7$[email protected]..
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    >>>>>>> my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that
    >>>>>>> ladle/spoon/tong handle so even if they don't touch the food
    >>>>>>> your
    >>>>>>> still getting contact with everyone before you.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use
    >>>>>> after ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these
    >>>>>> days, airborne and on public objects.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The Dr. told us that the stomach bug virus is resistant to the
    >>>>> antibacterial gels.
    >>>
    >>>> I've never been able to prevent the spread of tummy bugs in our
    >>>> house but we do take precautions just in case they will work
    >>>
    >>> My cousin, who after her second marriage, had 6 kids in the house.
    >>> she
    >>> sain if anyone got the slightest stomach bug she puteeveryone on a
    >>> light
    >>> diet to lessen the effects if it spread.

    >>
    >> Sounds like a plan I think I avoided one recently by buying in
    >> some
    >> probiotics. I never miss catching a tummy bug in this family and this
    >> time I did. Strangely, Jazz hasn't caught anything in the last two
    >> years. Not since she had the swine flu injection. She normally gets
    >> everything under the sun especially colds which often go to her
    >> chest.
    >> I actually have a dilemma now because no doctor here knows here and
    >> she has to have all kinds of medical reports done before she turns 16
    >> next month. That's when she leaves my family payments and gets
    >> Disability Support Pension (not a full one until she is 21 and no
    >> difference in amounts of money coming into the household but its
    >> something I have to do).
    >>
    >> Here's a few videos of my baby girl at her recent Harmony Day at
    >> school:
    >> http://youtu.be/vfemQEabycU
    >>
    >> http://youtu.be/pFhvbLabbOQ
    >>
    >> http://youtu.be/Bm0844pIxlE
    >>
    >> http://youtu.be/yHdzZdLIHmg
    >>
    >> http://youtu.be/Uv_k9R753fg

    >
    > In the videos she seems very happy, loves the music and dancing and
    > is quite intent in getting the hand movements correct. She shows
    > a wonderful participative joy. Thank you very much for sharing these
    > pictures. Please tell her she has at least one more admirer in the US.
    >
    > pavane


    Thank you, yes she is a very happy child and gets very sad when she
    hasn't got access to music.
    >


  19. #39
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jko4f3$ebi$[email protected]..
    >> Ozgirl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> : "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> : news:jkmp1n$hc7$[email protected]..
    >> : >
    >> : > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> : > news:[email protected]..
    >> : >>
    >> : >>
    >> : >> "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> : >> news:jkl3td$trk$[email protected]..
    >> : >>> my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that
    >> : >>> ladle/spoon/tong handle so even if they don't touch the food your
    >> : >>> still getting contact with everyone before you.
    >> : >>
    >> : >> Wear a glove or carry the antibacterial gels and wipes for use after
    >> : >> ladling. Pain in the arse but so many bugs around these days,
    >> : >> airborne and on public objects.
    >> : >
    >> : > The Dr. told us that the stomach bug virus is resistant to the
    >> : > antibacterial gels.
    >>
    >> : I've never been able to prevent the spread of tummy bugs in our house
    >> : but we do take precautions just in case they will work
    >>
    >> My cousin, who after her second marriage, had 6 kids in the house. she
    >> sain if anyone got the slightest stomach bug she puteeveryone on a light
    >> diet to lessen the effects if it spread.

    >
    > Sounds like a plan I think I avoided one recently by buying in some
    > probiotics. I never miss catching a tummy bug in this family and this time
    > I did. Strangely, Jazz hasn't caught anything in the last two years. Not
    > since she had the swine flu injection. She normally gets everything under
    > the sun especially colds which often go to her chest. I actually have a
    > dilemma now because no doctor here knows here and she has to have all
    > kinds of medical reports done before she turns 16 next month. That's when
    > she leaves my family payments and gets Disability Support Pension (not a
    > full one until she is 21 and no difference in amounts of money coming into
    > the household but its something I have to do).
    >
    > Here's a few videos of my baby girl at her recent Harmony Day at school:
    >
    > http://youtu.be/vfemQEabycU
    >
    > http://youtu.be/pFhvbLabbOQ
    >
    > http://youtu.be/Bm0844pIxlE
    >
    > http://youtu.be/yHdzZdLIHmg
    >
    > http://youtu.be/Uv_k9R753fg


    Nice vids!



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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?


    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:jknq36$990$[email protected]..
    > subway is the last fast food place I've eaten at..I got a 6 inch sub and
    > scooped the inside of the bread out and it was a cheese bread so I figured
    > the fat and protein might help..lol
    >
    > it was good but with subway WAYYYY more then Chinese I'm hungry again
    > right away..those subs are like air to me.


    I have only had a Subway sandwich a few times but it didn't even come close
    to filling me up.

    I don't like making sandwiches. But when I make one, I put a LOT of filling
    in it. Half of one of my sandwiches is quite filling to me.

    Angela got a pastrami sandwich from Safeway the other day. She measured it.
    Was over 6" long, had plenty of meat and cheese in it and was only $2.48.
    Yes, I know it would have been cheaper still if we had made it at home but
    we don't buy a lot of bread and unless her dad is home, there is no way we
    could eat a pack of sub buns.
    >
    > seeing Woolworths cracks me up..they disappeared from the states in the
    > 80's replaced by Walgreens and if I recall...he created Wal-Mart..I
    > think..not sure and too lazy to Google..lol
    >
    > it always reminds me of the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" where the
    > lead was banned from the Woolworths..lol


    Walmart is not related to Woolworths. They were a dime store here and they
    were still in MA in the mid/late '90s. The one in Falmouth went out of
    business a few years before Angela was born. I bought tons of stuff there
    for cheap. Then when I was pregnant with her we stopped at one in some
    other city on the way to Boston. Can't remember where. They were going out
    of business as well and I got some cheap yarn there. Made a baby blanket
    for her in with a peach and green ombre yarn. It matched her green
    stroller. The one here in Seattle went out of business probably in the
    early/mid 80's. I got a lot of stuff there too.

    I loved Woolworths! They were a great place to go for a cheap lunch or
    banana split. Not that I ate banana splits because I didn't like them. But
    they did do the balloon thing. You'd pop a balloon and inside it would tell
    you how much your banana split would cost. It was always discounted from
    what was listed on the menu and in some cases it was free.

    For a time they had a candy counter but eventually that went the way of the
    wind. I think they may have also had popcorn.

    One thing I really liked about them was that when I was feeling really
    broke, I could scrape together the coins from my piggy bank and I could go
    there and still be able to buy something.

    Also Woolworths saved the day when we went to the Philadelphia zoo. My FIL
    thought we were nuts because it was supposed to rain that day. I just
    laughed and told him I was from Washington. I was used to rain. Well the
    rain that we get here for the most part is not at all like the rain that
    they have there! We walked into a torrential downpour that lasted all day.
    We bought some cheap little umbrellas at an Asian store and some kiddy
    ponchos at the zoo. But we were still drenched.

    After we left the zoo, my husband drove around in Philly until I spotted the
    Woolworths. I told him to park the car. We were both drenched to the bone.
    In there I was able to get some dry socks, a T shirt and a pair of sweat
    pants. I got dry clothes for him too but they didn't have any men's shoes
    he could wear. He has wide feet. I got some cheap canvas shoes for myself.
    Pretty much the only shoes they had. They were fine when I was just sitting
    in the car. But to walk on? OMG! They'd put someone lame in no time flat.
    I can't imagine what was wrong with them to have caused so much foot pain
    but they sure did. I tried to throw them out but my MIL pulled them from
    the trash. She and I wore the same size at the time. I told her they were
    bad and she didn't want them but she said she would give them to the poor.
    I said I didn't want to wish them on the poor and I promised her I would buy
    and donate a good pair of shoes to the poor when I got home. Which I did.
    I do remember that trip very well. Wished after we left there that I had
    bought some sort of long sleeved something or other although I think during
    the summer they may not have had anything. After getting drenched to the
    bone I was freezing all day!



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