NEW "What is bothering you right now?" Thread. Bonus: Now with 20% more bother!

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  1. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Fight! Fight! Fight!
     
  2. Prototime

    Prototime Notebook Evangelist

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    My new dress shoes are rubbing into the back of my heels and tearing off my skin. Which is really annoying, because I otherwise love them...
     
  3. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    I always walk around the house to break them in before wearing them outside. Break them in slowly by not wearing them for too long at the start. Unless your wearing them only once in a great while, invest in one shoe tree. You can use it to push and stretch the leather at the back of the heels. Worst case, go to a shoe repair shop and they can take care of that. Also, if you wear leather dress shoes everyday, you need to invest in another pair as they should not be worn day in a day out; they need to dry out from the moisture and warmth of your feet, and the shoe tree reforms them back into shape.
     
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    Prototime Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the tips. I'm definitely going to look into getting a shoe tree now. Another person suggested heel cushions, and I'm looking into those two. Fortunately I do have another pair that I can get by with until my feet heel from the abrasions they received this week.
     
  5. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    When people say...
    • "A growing body of evidence..." (Where is the raw data for your review?)
    • "People are saying..." (Which people? How do they know?)
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    • "I heard that..." (Who told you? Is the source reliable?)
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    • "the person may have..." (And the person may not have.)
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    • "Popular wisdom has it that..." (Is popular wisdom a test of truth?)
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    • "Nobody else's product is better than ours." (What is the evidence of this?)
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    • "(The phenomenon) came to be seen as..." (by whom?)
    • "Up to sixty percent..." (so, 59%? 50%? 10%?)
    • "More than seventy percent..." (How many more? 70.01%? 80%? 90%?)
    • "The vast majority..." (75%? 85%? 99%? How many?)
     
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  6. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    I would also add this one to the list:

    :D:D:D
     
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  7. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    :D
     
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  8. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    No.
     
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  9. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Well, think of it this way... The sales person is the rock star. On stage and performing in the forefront who gets all the attention and for good reason. :notworthy: Then you have the songwriter (an engineer or drummer for example) who's needed, but obviously doesn't get the accolades ... a non essential if you will. It's the nature or the way things works. :bigwink:
     
  10. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    But didn't you once say you don't like the musicians who don't write their own stuff?

    I also like myself a good drummer or a bass player. I don't care about Plant's and Jimi's twerking on stage, it's all about Jonesy and JB playing for me.
    And I'm pretty sure someone like Moon was very well respected and noticeable.
     
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