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General Discussion / Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
« Last post by evil_physics_witchcraft on March 04, 2021, 08:20:43 PM »
It's $2.50 down the road.
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General Discussion / Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Last post by Liquidambar on March 04, 2021, 08:18:15 PM »
Do you want me to be grumpy when I grade your homework?  Because if so, keep formatting it like that.  (Yes, I did take an extra point off because it was hard to read.  Next time I'll take off more.)
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General Discussion / Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
« Last post by hmaria1609 on March 04, 2021, 07:25:17 PM »
Now $2.54 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.75 and up at the other stations
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General Discussion / Re: What have you read lately?
« Last post by hmaria1609 on March 04, 2021, 07:23:59 PM »
Finishing: The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England, From 1811-1901 by Kristine Hughes
It's a withdrawn library copy I got a few years ago.

Next up: Enola Holmes Mystery series by Nancy Springer
This children's series got attention (and new book covers) because of the Netflix movie. Since there's a lull in demand for now, I'm reading the series ahead of the new Enola Holmes novel that the author is releasing this summer.
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General Discussion / Re: The Tax Man Cometh!
« Last post by hmaria1609 on March 04, 2021, 07:09:27 PM »
We've had years when the library couldn't get forms until mid-March!  We also had a year when our TFOP order apparently went awry and I had to bum forms off of other libraries to have something for our patrons.  Try explaining THAT to patrons!
There was one year the IRS was late distributing forms to the public.

We got a limited quantity of tax materials at my branch library last month--our couriers delivered them during their regular routes. One of my colleagues printed out a selection of federal forms so we can provide them to the public upon request.
Today I gave a patron one of the AARP info. envelopes about tax help along with the tax materials he wanted.

In past years, I've heard stories from patrons who've gone to the local IRS field office and had varying service mileage.
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General Discussion / Re: Vaccination nation
« Last post by pgher on March 04, 2021, 06:09:52 PM »
Today I shared this column by Eugene Robinson on Facebook. An old high school friend replied, among other things, "Health comes from the inside out, not the outside artificial route." So far, I have chosen not to respond. I don't even know where to begin.

Yet another data point supporting the "we're all doomed" narrative.
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General Discussion / Re: Herd your cats here
« Last post by Larimar on March 04, 2021, 05:46:26 PM »
Thanks for the support, everyone. First preliminary results are in: turkey & giblets flavored canned prescription food is a hit with everyone except HerMajesty, who has always only eaten kibble. Ocean Fish flavored prescription kibble, not so much. OrangeGuy is the only one who has touched it so far. We'll see what happens overnight, and tomorrow they try the other kind of canned food we got. I don't remember exactly what flavor it is, but some kind of fish.

Sorry to hear about the ticks, Parasaurolophus. Hope you're able to keep them at bay.
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General Discussion / Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Last post by sinenomine on March 04, 2021, 05:14:02 PM »
I went to the bank drive-through to shift money from one account to another, by depositing a check written to myself into savings. The teller deposited the check — from my checking account — into my checking account. Then it took her ten minutes to straighten everything out.
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General Discussion / Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Last post by Vkw10 on March 04, 2021, 04:25:54 PM »
After presentation slides were 95% complete, my co-presenter changed the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3, then noticed that the speaker instructions requested 16:9 and changed it back. Now I need to reposition and resize all of my graphics. Half an hour wasted, which will probably come out of my lunch break.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on March 04, 2021, 03:27:09 PM »
Langue_doc, I didn't do much shopping there, but my mother is huge fan and sends me Mueller Chocolate nonpareils from there each Christmas.  I'll have to see what she knows about the Pie Lady and her wares!

I crept up to 222 on the bee, but there are apparently a couple longish words yet to find (or, more likely, not).
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