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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:50 PM

Hello everyone

So happy to be here!
So happy about the Biden/Harris ticket.

About myself: am definitely an introvert, love gardening, enjoy reading mystery novels and watching old episodes of Midsomer Murders, retired, live with husband, adult daughter, three dogs and a very old, cranky cat. My major childhood influences were probably Mad Magazine, DC comics, and the Three Stooges. Slightly eccentric. English major, terrible at math. I like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

My favorite topic sections of DU are science and anthropology.

Almost forgot to mention, the Wicked part of my screen name comes from visiting Maine, where people who think something is great say it is wicked good. And the Blue is for Democrats, and also my favorite color.

I keep editing this to explain about "wicked good"




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Wicked Blue Aug 2020 OP
aquamarina Aug 2020 #1
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #39
aquamarina Aug 2020 #47
elleng Aug 2020 #2
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #3
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #4
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #38
WheelWalker Aug 2020 #5
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #30
sheshe2 Aug 2020 #6
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #37
Newest Reality Aug 2020 #7
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #29
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #8
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #10
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #12
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #20
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #26
Demsrule86 Aug 2020 #50
fleur-de-lisa Aug 2020 #9
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #36
magicarpet Aug 2020 #11
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #21
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magicarpet Aug 2020 #22
Zoonart Aug 2020 #13
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #32
spicysista Aug 2020 #14
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #35
spicysista Aug 2020 #51
Arkansas Granny Aug 2020 #15
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #33
Generic Brad Aug 2020 #16
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #23
Generic Brad Aug 2020 #49
cayugafalls Aug 2020 #17
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #34
TomSlick Aug 2020 #18
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #24
TomSlick Aug 2020 #25
Glorfindel Aug 2020 #19
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #27
rurallib Aug 2020 #28
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #31
rurallib Aug 2020 #41
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #42
mithnanthy Aug 2020 #59
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #60
Midnight Writer Aug 2020 #40
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #43
3catwoman3 Aug 2020 #44
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #46
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2020 #45
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #48
luvtheGWN Aug 2020 #52
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #55
North Shore Chicago Aug 2020 #53
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #56
kentuck Aug 2020 #54
Wicked Blue Aug 2020 #57
kentuck Aug 2020 #58

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:51 PM

1. Howdy and Welcome!

 

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Response to aquamarina (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:22 PM

39. Hi aquamarina!

What a beautiful screen name!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #39)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:48 PM

47. Thank you.

 

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:51 PM

2. Welcome!

I like mint chip too!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:52 PM

3. Wonderful!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:52 PM

4. Welcome to DU! 😁

Glad you found your way here!

Ooooh, we have a wonderful group for fiction & many of us are cozy fans. I read 1-2/ day, ususally. 😊

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:21 PM

38. That's a lot of reading!

Impressive!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:53 PM

5. ... and so happy to have you here. Welcome!

Blessings.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:13 PM

30. Thank you!

BB

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:53 PM

6. Welcome to DU!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:20 PM

37. Thank you so much!

Nice to meet you!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:54 PM

7. Welcome to DU!

Mad Magazine and The Three Stooges! Yay!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:12 PM

29. Nyuk nyuk nyuk

Throw any good pies lately?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:54 PM

8. Here is link to fiction group!

https://www.democraticunderground.com/119315576

Hope to see you there.

Yum! Mint chocolate chip!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:56 PM

10. Thank you!

It sounds like fun

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:00 PM

12. It is! 😊

Because I inhale books rapidly, I'm running out of good cozy series. Any recs?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:56 PM

20. Anything by Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters

Both are pseudonyms for Barbara Mertz, who died a few years ago. I love her Amelia Peabody series set in Egypt.

Other authors I like:

Charlotte MacLeod
Joan Hess
Sharyn McCrumb, especially her early novels
Sue Grafton
Margaret Maron
Agatha Christie
Dorothy Sayers
MC Beaton



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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:08 PM

26. Tyvm!

Some of my favs are:

David Rosenfelt

"The Cat Who" series by Lilian Jackson Braun

The "Joe Grey" series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (talking cats!) 😊

Just to name a few!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:19 PM

50. I have all of Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michael's books.

Love her.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:56 PM

9. . . .

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:19 PM

36. Hi fleur-de-lisa!

Glad to meet you!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:58 PM

11. Hello,.. welcome aboard...

I like mint choc chip,
Shishkabab (lamb),
Rice pilaf,
A nice salad with Greek dressing, (feta),

When are you inviting us over ?
Is there ample room for 4,735 cars to park in your driveway ?

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:00 PM

21. The pilaf and salad sound great

but you can enjoy my serving of shishkebab, bc i'm vegetarian. I'll have the falafel.
Mediterranean and Indian food. mmmmm

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:03 PM

22. .

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:03 PM

13. Welcome!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:16 PM

32. Hi!

Pleased to meet you!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:03 PM

14. Welcome, Wicked Blue!

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Response to spicysista (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:18 PM

35. Love your screenname

Thanks for your welcome!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:37 PM

51. Thanks!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:04 PM

15. Welcome to DU. i think you'll enjoy it here.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:17 PM

33. I've lurked for some time

but finally got up the nerve to join

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:24 PM

16. We're happy you're here!



Play your cards right, and you could be queen of the Lounge in no time!

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:03 PM

23. Maybe associate deputy assistant to the vice-president of the lounge?

Queen seems a bit presumptuous

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:59 PM

49. You know where the real power lies!

The monarchy would be totally lost without competent bureaucrats.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:33 PM

17. Welcome!

Nice to have you here.

Have fun!

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:17 PM

34. Hi cayugafalls

I'll try!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:44 PM

18. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream!

Headed for the freezer to get a bowl.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:04 PM

24. I just finished a little dish of it

Enjoy yours!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:07 PM

25. I did!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 07:45 PM

19. Welcome to DU, Wicked Blue

I share your love of gardening, mystery novels, and Mad Magazine. Until I was 14 or so, I had an enormous collection of DC Comics in pristine condition. If I hadn't had nieces and nephews, I'd be a wealthy man today. I'm also an introvert, bit of a loner, and an old bachelor. I think you'll love being at DU, and we'll love having you.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:10 PM

27. I love your screen name

Thank you!
My brother and I were big fans of comics and Mad. My mother detested them but my father figured that they would encourage us to read for enjoyment.
Alas, whenever we were packed off to church camp for a week, she would find our stashes and throw them out. One time she tried to bury them, but we located the grave and dug them up. Our comics never stayed pristine because we lent them to friends and neighbors.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:10 PM

28. Howdy Doody and hello





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Response to rurallib (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:15 PM

31. Oh, those bring back warm memories!

Does anyone here remember Soupy Sales?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:22 PM

41. did you ever hear the Soupy Sales story of "When I see 'F' you see 'K'

Soupy was (supposedly) teaching White Fang to spell. He kept pointing to the letter "F" and Fang kept saying "K" until he (supposedly) said, "How come every time I say "F" you see "K"?

That Soupy Sales?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #41)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:30 PM

42. I've heard the story but didn't see the episode

Yes, that Soupy.

and you've probably heard the one where he told kids to raid their parents' wallets and mail the green paper to him. Didn't see that show either.

In junior high we all raced home from school to watch Soupy.

He had a really funny show on Saturdays, I think it was called the Adventures of Detective Philo Kvetch or something like that. There were villains called The Mask and Onions Oregano, and a giant gorilla who chased everyone.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #31)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 03:17 PM

59. Welcome Wicked Blue

I was a big fan of Soupy Sales and loved Pookie and Hippy too! Nice to meet you.

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Response to mithnanthy (Reply #59)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 03:36 PM

60. Thank you, mithnanthy!

Do you remember how to do the Mouse/

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:22 PM

40. Welcome, Wicked.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #40)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:31 PM

43. Thank you, Midnight Writer

Oh, now I get it, your screen name. Awesome.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:41 PM

44. What a great screen name.

Welcome aboard!

I love it when Lawrence O’Donnell lapses into his Boston accent and speaks of something being “wicked smart.”

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #44)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:45 PM

46. Thank you, thank you

Ah yes. wicked smaht,

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:42 PM

45. Welcome!

Have you checked out the Gardening group? https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1159
And have you ever noticed that the violent death rate in certain quaint English villages seems to be worse than that of Fallujah, and that most of the people who live there have at least one insane and/or homicidal relative?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:50 PM

48. Yes! A most murderous race, those Brits

The way they go about killing each other over inheritances!

Haven't visited the gardening group, but will do! Thank you!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 09:52 PM

52. Welcome, Wicked Blue!

And about your name: my Michigan niece, whose daughter has just entered first year Medical School, describes her as wicked smart.

I think the wicked adjective is now in cahoots with "sick" to describe something pretty amazing!

Well, they say English is a living language.......

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #52)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 10:03 AM

55. Thank you!

That's very interesting. I didn't know the adjective wicked was outside New England. It's incredible how much you can learn on DU.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 07:14 AM

53. Greetings to you, Wicked Blue!

Welcome aboard, I just joined in June after being a long time lurker. Love the engagement and the only purpose politically on this board which is to kick MF 45's ass out of our house!


"What would you do if a girl kissed you?" "I'd kiss her back." "What if she was a real tall girl?"

(Curly & Moe) Plane Nuts 1933

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Response to North Shore Chicago (Reply #53)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 10:06 AM

56. Hi North Shore!

I too can hardly wait for the ass-kicking he's going to get on Election Day.

Nyuk!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 07:31 AM

54. Welome, Wicked Blue!

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Response to kentuck (Reply #54)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 10:07 AM

57. Thank you, it's an honor to meet you

I love reading your posts

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #57)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 10:57 AM

58. Thank you!

That is so nice to hear!

ken

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