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Old 09-03-2019, 12:33 PM
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Continuing yesterday’s thread, I’d like to defend myself and say I do like many new things.

I know everyone else has massive experience with this, but I’m so excited that I finally learned how to do Lyft. What a wonderful invention! I wish I could afford it for every single trip I need.

And today I learned what malasadas are. Now, to try one.

Have you learned anything new lately?


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Old 09-03-2019, 01:50 PM
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I've learned just how different countries can be and that we are incredibly spoiled in the US!

Amiga, I'll be over for some malasadas!
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:16 PM
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I have learned Instagram ! Still a newby but I'm getting the hang of it.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:26 PM
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I am learning what to do to make my bones stronger. I asked the guy at the gym how can I fall correctly to prevent injuries. He recommended more workouts with weights.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:56 PM
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In the last year I have learned to take the bus. Our area is kind of rural and spread out so there are a lot of factors to consider when I need a ride.

Early in the summer we learned a little on how to take the train in Tokyo, with our son as guide of course, since it was too much to learn in a week.


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Old 09-03-2019, 02:56 PM
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I've never done Lyft, so you're ahead of me. I have done Uber twice, but with someone else both times. I've never done either of those services on my own. Public transportation is my friend
(I also don't understand or do instagram or Pinterest)

I do know what malasadas are- you can't live in Hawai'i and not know People love them- but they are just too much dough for me.

I am basically killing time typing while I try to think of what I've learned recently. I'm always learning new things, but none of them comes to mind right now I'll have to think about this some more....
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:07 PM
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Personally Iíve learned I have grown a lot and no longer respond from a place of pure emotion.

Iíve learned the basics of Tunisian (afghan) crochet. Not sure if I like it or not.

Iíve also learned how to make a mean sugar and grain free mock tiramisu.

I may go make that tonight, now that Iím thinking about it.
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:08 PM
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DrGraceKrispy, I confess I did Lyft with my DD. We were going to a public event with limited parking, so I figured she could teach me. We used my phone. I definitely could do it myself now.

I hate Pinterest, but I occasionally look at Instagramóand even more rarely post there.

LaFish, Iím working on my bones, too.

teachnkids, we are so fortunate to be Americans. Thank you.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:06 PM
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I do know what malasadas are- you can't live in Hawai'i and not know
Yes, that's where I first learned about it. Too sweet for me, but so was the Hawaiian sweet bread.

Recently I learned what microblading is. I also found it's not for me as I'm a big wimp and also don't need perfect brows.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:39 PM
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I've never done Lyft or Uber. I don't know what the other thing is either.


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Old 09-03-2019, 04:52 PM
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I learned today that disabled license plates are not the same in each state. Who knew?

In California, we have the blue wheelchair symbol on the plates. In Texas, no wheelchair.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:12 PM
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I also learned recently that most people don't know what color yield signs are. I was in a meeting when a speaker asked the audience of 200 what color yield signs were. About 85% agreed when he asked if they thought the signs were yellow with a black border with the word "yield" in black lettering. 85% of the audience was wrong, because the sign changed in 1971 to red with a white triangle in the center and red lettering.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:43 PM
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I learned some new terms from another mom this evening. She didn't want to tell me what they mean, but thought I should look them up.
Well, I guess I didn't learn them because now I can't remember what they are!
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:48 PM
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I also learned recently that most people don't know what color yield signs are. I was in a meeting when a speaker asked the audience of 200 what color yield signs were. About 85% agreed when he asked if they thought the signs were yellow with a black border with the word "yield" in black lettering. 85% of the audience was wrong, because the sign changed in 1971 to red with a white triangle in the center and red lettering.
Omgosh!! Ok, this is what I learned. I would have said Yellow with Yield in black lettering. And I was BORN in 1971, so I would not remember them being that way. They must be presented that way in books or something?? Why would I think that?

Wow. Now I have something I've learned. But maybe I was thinking of the "Yield ahead" signs which all seem to be yellow with black lettering
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:45 PM
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GraceK, here is a short history of the yield sign.

https://www.roadtrafficsigns.com/a-b...the-yield-sign
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:18 PM
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I learned that living in a small town in Maine means that you can't get a doctor's appointment within a week. You have to wait several months.

I also discovered that there is one Mexican restaurant in town. One. I come from a larger town down south where there are probably 40 Mexican restaurants. On the other hand, I'm lucky because they have very good food. Interestingly enough, it's run by a friend of my cousin who helped "sponsor" a family from Mexico. My cousin helped the woman set up a small catering service which was so successful that the family was able to open up the restaurant.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:25 PM
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you can't live in Hawai'i and not know People love them- but they are just too much dough for me
Grace- that is because you were on the big island. Oahu has the best malasadas, big island ones are very different.

My new thing- I am taking a class on language and communication disorders. After years of working with kids with communication needs- this is the first ever formal class I have had in that area.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:39 PM
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Thanks, cvt! Interesting! Ima- that explains it! I tried them on the wrong island The malasada stand by Costco was close to my house and everyone I worked with was always bring them to meetings.
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