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Sophie_Boogalo90 karma

What does your Costco shopping list usually look like?

Mine looks like this: - Milk - Cookies - Alcohol - Dog bed (because my dog always tears them up) - TOASTER WAFFLES

Sophie_Boogalo52 karma

My old neighbors both have cystic fibrosis. They are both in their 40s and they've both had lung transplants -- they actually met through a transplant mentoring program. They do have challenges with their health, but for the most part they have been able to do amazing things - they even built a deck off the back of their house by themselves (!) and they are the sweetest, kindest people. They own a CPA firm together.

How does the lung transplant list work with a child? Do your doctors try to manage the CF until he gets older, or is it something they look at doing right away?

Sophie_Boogalo10 karma

I live in St. Louis, the murder capitol of the U.S. A local newspaper, The Riverfront Times, had an article about the bloodshed. Do you agree or disagree with the following quote?

"'I'm out there talking to the single mothers, I'm on front porches and I'm standing in living rooms, and I see a mentality I've never seen before,' says Clark. It's a pervasive anger, a quick temper and a propensity toward violence even among young children.

'It used to be that bad boys killed people,' Clark says. 'Now, the boys whose fingers are on the trigger — they're just as much a victim as the people they shoot, because they were born into an environment where that behavior was accepted, expected, taught and reinforced.'

The only solution, he believes, is to saturate the troubled neighborhoods with on-the-ground caseworkers and wrap-around resources — not a police force, but a 'compassion force' — on a scale that only private foundations could possibly finance. It has to be direct, relentless and focused on each individual."

(Here's a link to the full article if anyone wants to read it: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/in-2015-st-louis-is-headed-toward-the-most-homicides-in-decades-how-can-we-stop-the-bloodshed/Content?oid=3026292)

Sophie_Boogalo9 karma

Have you headed into St. Louis proper for Ted Drewe's frozen custard yet?

Sophie_Boogalo8 karma

What's the best way to deal with surface scratches from dog and cat claws on leather? I have a Flexsteel leather couch and my cat and dog have both left their marks on the cushions.