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    German Shepherds are fine, but Labrador Retrievers are my favorite dogs (with corgis a close second). But just the same, I'd rather have a cheetah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drq_ww7Ytzw

    Bananagrams is a lot of fun - I think I've mentioned it here before. It's like Scrabble, but you can move around your own tiles as needed, and you're racing the other players: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananagrams

    TNP wants pizza for dinner.

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    No, I eat quite a lot of pizza, and too much of it in one sitting. "Chinese" takeout, rather. And a pint of whiskey for good measure! Very traditional Chinese menu!

    TNP will be spending the minimum amount of time in direct sunlight this summer that is possible. Or TNP perhaps wears a large Pancho Villa style sombrero!

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    Probably, less to preserve my skin than because the ‘Rona has pretty much reduced me to sitting around the house watching old movies.

    TNP could eat a donut right now.

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    Yes. But then, that's usually true.

    TNP has a favorite kind of donut.

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    Glazed old fashioned, I suppose. Simple, easy to eat, easy to order. I'd eat one if it came to a choice between raw monkey brains and the donut, for sure.

    TNP has not found in the US any single bakery that makes a good croissant, i.e., that doesn't skimp on the pâté I mean the butter. Pathetic.

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    Yes, but what about chilled monkey brains...?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNZ63iwnn5M

    I must have low standards for croissants. I think I've had lots of good ones here in the States.

    TNP likes banjo music.

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    Yeah. Well, I guess there's a lot of different types of music that uses banjo, but I can listen to Earl Scruggs or someone using his technique and that groove all day. Sorry, Bela Fleck fans, but I can't follow his groove.

    TNP would not have said anything if, for example, at a small chain convenience store the check-out gal deliberately rung up, say one pack of cigarettes while delivering two, as asked for. And one is sure she did it deliberately, probably just for her own reasons or TNP was, as usual, exceptionally polite and cheerful.

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    No, I would politely say, "Miss, thank you, but please charge me for both packs." I don't want to either encourage, or benefit from, employee theft.

    My wife and I went to a Bela Fleck concert some years ago, having heard all kinds of rapturous reviews of his music, and were unimpressed. Just meh.

    TNP has watched Unorthodox on Netflix.

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    No. I've not even heard of it. But I'm OG, so I've been browsing DVD sets of the TV show The High Chaparral at the bad place that sends things to one's house. None of that fancy streaming radio waves for me, no sir! They got contrails on them is what they have is what I heard!

    Well, I thought it was a bit odd, but that probably was the highlight of her day, getting to ring somebody up who didn't reek of marijuana, actually wore a mask, and was cheerful and polite to her. So, I let it go. It's only a few dollars, and it probably made her happy for a while. I'm sure they get a lot of shrinkage around there. Anyway, even if it's wrong, I don't consider it any of my business to interfere with her. Then again, I wouldn't rat out some random person I saw outright shoplifting either, or report anybody at work doing anything untoward, so, that's just how it is.

    Yeah, Bela Fleck is an amazing technician, but BF < Earl Scruggs. IMHO.

    TNP has recently been very frustrated at figuring out a puzzle-like problem, whether an element of a foreign language, a constructed puzzle of some kind, or whatever.

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    Not really, but arranging to get our DirecTV account turned off today was more of a pain in the ass than it should have been.

    For more on Unorthodox (a very good Netflix miniseries): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9815454/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    TNP knows an Orthodox Jewish person.

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    Yes. Several. That's all I'm going to say.

    TNP has a pretty powerful hankering for blood sausage, of any type, right now. No, that's not a double entendre, I mean actual blood sausage or perhaps blood pudding, depending on your terminology.

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    I have to admit I've never tried it, but the name is kind of a deterrent, so I'll have to say no. I like many other kinds of sausage, though.

    TNP wants eggnog with rum and a little nutmeg on top, even though it's nowhere near Christmas.

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    No. No. The weather's pretty warm for a cream-based drink. Still use milk in coffee and the occasional tea, but I don't feel like the "wintery" warm spices.

    TNP is not happy to have someone hand him or her a drink at some festivity unless her or she sees the barman or barmaid make it in front of his or her eyes. In fact, TNP would go so far as to say (sottto voce), no thank you, I'll have a club soda and mix his her own drink in private outside. Some peopel got no class, I'm telling you. What is your bottom shelf liquor so fancy?

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    Yeah, I'd be a bit wary of that even pre-COVID.

    TNP needs to buy some scissors.

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    Eventually I'll need a new pair, given how often I use these Fiskars including cutting paper and never sharpening them. They're still going strong, though, and as long as they can cut nosehairs, that's good enough for now. I really don't want to have to make a special trip out to some fabric store and buy new ones, so I'll pretend they still do a good job, and maybe use some fine-grit sandpaper to hone them and probably use them until the day I die.

    TNP does not ever open the door after the sun goes down, even if one suspects it might be a LEO. Never.

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    Nah, I will open the door if I think it’s safe.

    TNP likes Fernet Branca.

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    You know, that's one liqueur I've never had. I was just now this morning at a local arboretum admiring a tree of the genus "sambuca" or "sambucca" and thinking, "hmmm, that's probably where they get the flavor of sambuca, I guess."

    TNP could easily see oneself as an older man, maybe a few pounds heavier, sitting on a terrace somewhere outside in the shade sipping on small glasses of various liqueurs, watching the shadows grow longer.

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    Only if I can have a snazzy hat, and a beautiful, much younger woman gazing adoringly at me from the seat beside me.

    TNP thinks that could happen.

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    Ha. First laugh of the day. And it's about the end of the day for me. Nah, I don't go perving on the younger gals, but we get along OK. Everyone knows which way is pointed where and women aren't stupid. They know what it is, so it's no big deal.

    TNP has felt the cold, disapproving eye of a woman once today. You know, bartender, random lady, whatever. You know what I mean. That look.

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    No, it's been quite awhile, even pre-pandemic, since that happened to me.

    TNP counts an elderly woman among his best friends.

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    Sorry to say, but I've not the pleasure. I did have a dream about my former mentor Avital Ronell a few nights ago, but I wouldn't call her "elderly." No, it was not an erotic dream, just blah blah doing stuff with books. I dont think people in their sixties or whatever are exactly "old." Just mature, I suppose.

    TNP has recently met somebody with an improbable given name and had a hard time trying to suppress laughter. For example, if one meets a person with the name "Darby," how can one not think of Darby O'Gill and the Little People. Just an example.

    Better TNP: TNP thinks using glue traps for mice is abhorrent, but has considered it, possibly to this very day.

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