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  • Comment on: 'Au Bon Pain trying out a new recipe for its stores'

    Posted 02/25/2011 11:31:02 EST

    The reason Panera is cheaper is because they use a lot of low quality ingredients and chemical preservatives to keep their bread from going stale as quickly. I don't like either one. I agree with thos more »

  • Comment on: 'In Boston the cupcake fad is still growing strong'

    Posted 02/23/2011 02:08:25 EST

    Who cares whether a food is part of a trend or not? If it tastes good, enjoy it. Cupcakes are also self-limiting. Yeah, they're full of butter and sugar, but if you only buy one, that's all you eat, w more »

  • Comment on: No tears for the Winklevi - The Boston Globe

    Posted 02/15/2011 09:00:21 EST

    I agree with manwithacommment, except that I found all of the characters in that movie obnoxious and completely amoral. I have no idea if the real people are like that, but I certainly hope not, becau more »

  • Comment on: Zealots start new war on smokers - The Boston Globe

    Posted 02/13/2011 05:46:02 EST

    Smokers can't control the wind, so asking people to just move may not work. Still, I wish Congress would just do the honest thing and ban the growth of tobacco, as well as the manufacture and sale of more »

  • Comment on: 'Laughing gas returning as option for laboring moms'

    Posted 02/13/2011 03:14:28 EST

    Wow, I wish this had been offered when I gave birth to my youngest 14 years ago. You can't have an epidural past a certain point, but I imagine you can use NO at any point in the process. This will sp more »

  • Comment on: 'playboy_mansion-illnesses-probed'

    Posted 02/13/2011 03:01:01 EST

    Okay, in one sentence, the article said that a person "succumbed" to the illness. But in the next, they interviewed the man. Resurrecting the dead really is a miraculous work of journalism. more »

  • Comment on: 'Big recall of baby monitors after 2 deaths'

    Posted 02/11/2011 08:53:41 EST

    There has to be more to the story than this. Plenty of appliances used by parents of babies have power cords, and have not been recalled. When I clicked on the story, I thought it was about monitors e more »

  • Comment on: Wednesday%20conversation%3A%20Valentine%26%2339%3Bs%20Day

    Posted 02/11/2011 12:16:28 EST

    Our Valentine's Day dinner is tonight, Feb 11. You can bet we'll be the only ones in the entire restaurant celebrating it. And we don't be overcharged like the people who will be coming to the same re more »

  • Comment on: Mass. students rank 5th in nation on AP exam success

    Posted 02/09/2011 06:51:26 EST

    Nelboston, kids are not all lumped together at my kids' public school. They are tracked in math starting in 6th grade and then in every subject except electives starting in 9th grade. The only dumbing more »

  • Comment on: Police step in after elderly man is charged $4,800 for roof shoveling

    Posted 02/08/2011 08:43:19 EST

    Those of you who think the elderly man was foolish for paying that much have never been stuck with major ice dams, water coming in in multiple places and the fear that your ceiling will fall from the more »

  • Comment on: Monday%20question%3A%20Quid%20pro%20quits%3F

    Posted 02/07/2011 11:02:26 EST

    Oh, I hope you're not my friend Lisa who complains behind my back that we never have parties! Principezza covered it all. I hate to entertain. I love to cook and will happily bring something delicious more »

  • Comment on: 'Handyman on call: wintertime worries'

    Posted 02/03/2011 08:25:25 EST

    We've got horrible ice dams on our antique house. We've blown in insulation and ventilated the attics, but still have to climb ladders to remove ice and snow. The front roof is so tall we really can't more »

  • Comment on: Snow, rain bring down roofs across the region

    Posted 02/02/2011 07:11:51 EST

    The "experts" keep telling us to shovel off our low-pitched and flat roofs, but then warn people not to climb up to second story roofs. Either way, you're in trouble. more »

  • Comment on: 'What to Do If Your Roof Collapses Due to Snow'

    Posted 02/01/2011 09:25:56 EST

    What do you do if your roof is too high and dangerous to climb on and none of the roofing companies you call to help return your calls? We've shoveled off the parts that we feel safe climbing on, but more »

  • Comment on: 'Right snow blowers can plow through the worst of winter'

    Posted 01/31/2011 07:30:51 EST

    Too bad no one has any snow blowers in stock. Or shovels. Or snow rakes. We have a plow guy doing our driveway, but our shovels are pretty worn out, and our snow rake can't reach the second story of o more »

  • Comment on: No rest for the winter weary: Cold today and Monday; snow midweek

    Posted 01/23/2011 03:48:30 EST

    I'm not sure why certain people think that "global warming" always has to mean "Massachusetts warming" or why understanding and accepting what science has been saying for years is proof of a liberal c more »

  • Comment on: 'Low-salt diet has some roads getting greener'

    Posted 01/18/2011 05:40:33 EST

    Whiteyface, sand alone doesn't work. It gives traction, but you have to have something that actually melts the ice. The city of Seattle, which isn't accustomed to getting tons of snow, tried using onl more »

  • Comment on: Monday%20question%3A%20Trick%20for%20treat

    Posted 01/17/2011 11:56:44 EST

    Stealing is wrong even if the person feels the tip was too generous, so being "slighted" by the server during the meal is no excuse. My advice to the LW is to tell your "friend" right away if you thin more »

  • Comment on: 'Speeding dad-to-be waits for his day in court'

    Posted 01/10/2011 05:39:10 EST

    This is a no brainer to me: Drive too fast and risk killing everyone in the car, plus whoever you hit; or drive too slowly and maybe have a baby delivered by a state trooper. In the first scenario, ma more »

  • Comment on: Women my age don't want me

    Posted 01/10/2011 10:59:44 EST

    A "quality" woman with a shred of self-respect isn't going to date a guy who is in love with someone else. So who does that leave? Girls who don't mind pj parties. You're not ready to date. Give yours more »

  • Comment on: 'Trash collectors remove South Boston parking savers'

    Posted 12/31/2010 12:59:39 EST

    Why not give the people of Southie what they want? Go all the way and just privatize their roads. Instead of having city plowed and paved roads, the property owners would now own the roads and would t more »

  • Comment on: 'Student’

    Posted 12/28/2010 04:40:19 EST

    Places like Harvard are used to receiving "too good to be true" applications. They probably receive many such applications each year, and some of them are probably truthful. Harvard's real crime is th more »

  • Comment on: 'Eastern Mass. braces for blizzard'

    Posted 12/26/2010 04:17:02 EST

    Watch it, Archimedes! I'm middle aged and I'm probably in better shape than you are. I'll come shovel your snow if I need a work out! more »

  • Comment on: I can't do distance

    Posted 12/23/2010 05:48:00 EST

    I know I'm way late posting, but had to chime in here. Years ago, I had a boyfriend who decided that it was too far to drive from the south end to Somerville to pick me up for dates (I had no car and more »

  • Comment on: Wishing%20for%20a%20white%20Christmas%3F%20Done

    Posted 12/22/2010 07:43:28 EST

    And Merry Christmas to you, too, Bostonboy9. Thanks for your cheerful post. I don't love shoveling the stuff, but it does make it seem more like Christmas. To ht111, yes, people in New England associa more »