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No Vested Interest

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I feel sure that the Pope's visit will be covered live as much as possible,

including his address to Congress.
Surely C-Span will be there, and likely many of the networks as well.

I only hope that one of the Republicans doesn't call out "You lie", as one did during one of President Obama's Addresses.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Sep 2, 2015, 03:04 AM (1 replies)

The National Park which contains the mountain has been named Denali

since 1980.
The state of Alaska has signified the mountain as Denali for many years as well, but the US official geographers did not change the mountain's name until Aug. 2015.

This Ohioan believes President McKinley can be honored by other means, and already has numerous sites, schools, etc. named in his honor.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 02:02 PM (0 replies)

I believe you meant to type 2001, rather than 2011.

Dubya had left office by 2011.
Judge Leon assumed office in 2002.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:35 PM (1 replies)

Did you change? Are you no longer a vegetarian?

We don't hear of that very often.

If you gave it up, what were the circumstances?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 02:23 AM (0 replies)

For your sake, I hope you can and have already moved past this incident.

I'm sure this family will not forget the next time.
It's understandable that they were embarrassed in not providing the vegetarian options you had been promised.
A good and gracious guest is flexible, because she/he does not have control of the situation.

It's good of you to prepare meat dishes for your family members.
My daughter, a non-meat eater, prepares meat for me occasionally, though I am quite happy when she prepares fish, as she does it well and I especially enjoy fish.
I never discuss her choice to be a vegetarian - it's her business and she is a mature adult.

One son, growing up, eschewed most vegetables, as well as eggs. Like any conscientious mother, I encouraged him to "take one bite", etc. When he did, he gagged and wouldn't swallow. In time, we just stopped encouraging him to eat what he chose not to - it just wasn't the upset it caused at the family meal.

Hope your next meals out work out better for you.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 02:21 AM (0 replies)

So the host forgot the vegetarian option? He was tending to his relatives, the "guests of honor",

so to speak?
It happens.
He made a mistake.
Move on.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Aug 30, 2015, 01:50 PM (1 replies)

This is why I don't have dinner guests.

First of all, I, along with many others, I would guess, am not a great cook.
Secondly, there are a lot of nuances in vegetarian meals. - Some will eat fish, some are vegans, etc.

Getting all the parts of the meal on the table at approximately the same time is a feat for me.
I will have worried and planned since whenever the entertaining plans were made.
It is much easier to take my guests to a nice restaurant and let them choose what they prefer.

My daughter, who is a vegetarian, along with my son, who is not a vegetarian, prepare beautiful meals for me twice a year - on my birthday and on Mother's Day. The main course includes fish, which she eats and which I love.

While I understand your pique at being served "last-minute" food, you would do well to give your hostess a pass, in that she/he may be doing the their best possible, in unfamiliar territory.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Aug 30, 2015, 03:12 AM (0 replies)

Your Mom did a good thing. It's very important that children - boys and girls-

feel good about themselves on the first day they present themselves at school.

First impressions are important, and if a child feels embarrassed or lesser than others, it will likely affect his attitude and school work in a negative way.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Aug 27, 2015, 03:04 AM (1 replies)

Eggs are higher priced recently and now because the bird flu

in some areas has necessitated thousands, tens of thousands of laying hens had to be destroyed.

$2.00/dozen and more.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Aug 27, 2015, 03:00 AM (0 replies)


And laugh about it later.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Aug 25, 2015, 06:57 PM (1 replies)
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