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Data About the Spring Pollen Season Where I Live

I started keeping track of the Spring pollen count in 2015. My allergies suddenly got really bad that Spring. I was trying to figure out if there was a connection between horrible allergy symptoms and the pollen count. (There was.)

I continued to keep track of the Spring pollen count because I thought it might help me win my Social Security Disability case. (It didn’t. Allergies don’t count at all. Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis don’t count at all if you have any ability to work.)

Now, I’m wondering if the data I collected (from Pollen.com) indicates if Spring has been getting longer, or if the pollen count in Spring has been getting higher over the years.

Spring Pollen Season 20...

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Notes About Things in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 1

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a Netflix Original TV series that is about a woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult. Kimmy is trying to make a new life. The show is goofy and weird.

I put together some notes about things that stuck in my mind after watching each episode.

WARNING: There are spoilers.

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The Best Health Related #GOPDnD

People on Twitter started using the hashtag #GOPDnD around the same time that the Republicans in Congress were trying to replace the Affordable Care Act with a GOP version that was skimpier in coverage and would have prevented many people from being able to afford health insurance.  (I’m summarizing.)  The hashtag started in March of 2017.

The purpose of #GOPDnD was to complain about the GOP’s horrible health plan in a creative way.  It presents what was happening as though it was part of a Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) campaign.

Later, #GOP...

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Where did the Children Come From in “The Lobster”?

The Lobster is a bizarre dystopia where everyone must be part of a couple.  Those who become single are sent to The Hotel where they have 45 days to “fall in love” with a new partner (who, ideally, also falls in love with them.)  Those who do not manage to pair up with someone are turned into animals.

It’s a very dark and disturbing film, and you probably shouldn’t watch this one if you have recently had a romantic relationship come to an end.

Warning: There are spoilers in this post.

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Things from Mad Men that are Different from Today – Season Seven

Season Seven was the final season of Mad Men.  I was kind of sad to have reached the end of the story, but I liked how it ended.  I can always re-watch it if I want to.  My husband and I watched the entire series of Mad Men on Netflix.  I took notes on the things in Mad Men that are different from today.

Before you read this post, you might want to read what I wrote about previous Seasons:
Mad Men Season One,  Mad Men Season Two,  Mad Men Season Three,  Mad Men Season Four, Mad Men Season FiveMad Men Season Six

Warning: There are spoilers.

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Things from Mad Men that are Different from Today – Season Six

As my husband and I watched our way through Mad Men, I took notes about things that are in the show that are different from today.  This post is about Mad Men Season Six.  We watched the entire series on Netflix.

Before you read this, you might want to read what I wrote about previous Seasons:

Mad Men Season One

Mad Men Season Two

Mad Men Season Three

Mad Men Season Four

Mad Men Season Five

Warning: There are spoilers.

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Things from Mad Men that are Different from Today – Season Five

My husband and I watched the entire Mad Men series together, one season after the other. I decided to make a list of the things that were in Mad Men that are different today. This post is about Mad Men Season Five.

Before you read this, you might want to read what I wrote about previous Seasons:
*Mad Men Season One

* Mad Men Season Two

* Mad Men Season Three

* Mad Men Season Four

Warning: There are spoilers.

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Things from Mad Men that are Different from Today – Season Four

This post is a continuation of the posts I made listing the things that are seen in Mad Men that are different from today.  My husband and I watched the entire series on Netflix, one season after the other.

You might want to start with my lists from Mad Men Season One, Mad Men Season Two, and Mad Men Season Three before reading this one, which is about Mad Men Season Four.

Warning: There are spoilers.

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Things from Mad Men that are Different from Today – Season Three

My husband and I watched the entire Mad Men series together, one season after the next.  In nearly every episode, I noticed some things that were very different from today.  This list covers the things there were different in Season Three.

You might want to start with the list I made for Season One of Mad Men and the list I made for Season Two of Mad Men before reading the Season Three list.

Warning: There are spoilers.

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Things from Mad Men that are Different from Today – Season Two

My husband and I watched the entire Mad Men series together – all seven seasons.  I put together a list of things that were in Season 2 of Mad Men that are very different from today.

You may want to start with the list I made for Season One of Mad Men before reading this one.

Warning: There are spoilers.

Episo...

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