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I Want to be Underwhelmed, Autumn 2020

I like saying "autumn" more than "fall."

by Anonymousreply 600November 20, 2020 6:38 PM

I had two slices of leftover pizza for breakfast, pepperoni and mushroom. I heated it in the oven.

by Anonymousreply 1October 2, 2020 12:53 PM

I thought it was Thursday. I don't know if I lost Tuesday or Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 2October 2, 2020 1:02 PM

Trying to decide between the 20 oz. and new 10.5 oz. (formerly 12 oz.) package of Peet's Major Dickason's Blend.

by Anonymousreply 3October 2, 2020 1:32 PM

Most queens like saying autumn

by Anonymousreply 4October 2, 2020 2:26 PM

If I had been OP of this latest thread, I would have called it “Underwhelmed!”

by Anonymousreply 5October 2, 2020 5:35 PM

I’m extremely underwhelmed when people start a part 2 thread and don’t link back to part 1.

by Anonymousreply 6October 2, 2020 5:38 PM

This isn’t part 2. It’s part googol.

by Anonymousreply 7October 2, 2020 5:41 PM

Link to part 1.

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by Anonymousreply 8October 2, 2020 5:54 PM

[quote]I had two slices of leftover pizza for breakfast, pepperoni and mushroom. I heated it in the oven.

I wish that had been my breakfast. I'm really quite envious.

by Anonymousreply 9October 2, 2020 5:55 PM

R8 the person who started that thread also failed to link to the previous part. Apparently you people want me to be really really fuckin underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 10October 2, 2020 7:35 PM

I wish I hadn't started this thread, as I am currently feeling overwhelmed by the cuntescence of r10 and r6. And this isn't a part 2 thread, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 11October 2, 2020 7:52 PM

I think I might have a bout of diverticulitis coming on. Hope not. But I have flagyl and cipro if I do.

by Anonymousreply 12October 2, 2020 9:02 PM

R11, don’t sweat it. I guess I have them blocked for some other unpleasantness. I don’t see their replies.

by Anonymousreply 13October 2, 2020 11:26 PM

I am the 2020 Presidential Debate.

by Anonymousreply 14October 2, 2020 11:47 PM

It took me 15 hours to find this new Underwhelmed thread. That's the power of Zen for ya.

by Anonymousreply 15October 3, 2020 3:37 AM

In a stroke of luck yesterday I was in the cleaning supply aisle just as they were re-stocking the store brand clorox disinfecting wipes.

I took two cannisters. The stock guy said "Limit one per customer." I nodded and kept moving.

I went through self check out and no alarms or bells went off when I scanned my two cannisters of wipes.

I just strolled out of the store without incident.


by Anonymousreply 16October 3, 2020 3:53 AM

r16 Did "Shopping is like hell (volume 54)" reach its 600th post?

by Anonymousreply 17October 3, 2020 7:37 AM

I watched a lol documentary on hulu called A Complete History of My Sexual Failures. It's hetero, but the guy is attractive in a weird way. I was pleasantly underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 18October 4, 2020 5:02 AM

My hands smelled like bleach after cleaning the bathroom. I rubbed half a lemon over my hands and the smell went away.

by Anonymousreply 19October 4, 2020 5:30 AM

Just feeling whelmed

by Anonymousreply 20October 4, 2020 6:01 AM

Escape the Trump lies with underwhelm.

I may make some toast. With butter.

by Anonymousreply 21October 4, 2020 5:44 PM

No one cares what Bump Bitches want, Bump Bitch r6 r10. Especially Bump Bitches who won't tell us why they Bump Bitch.

by Anonymousreply 22October 4, 2020 6:48 PM

Jeez, calm down, R22.

by Anonymousreply 23October 4, 2020 7:04 PM

Haven’t left the house since Thursday, haven’t showered since Friday. It’s clean sheet night so I will take a long soapy shower before bed.

by Anonymousreply 24October 4, 2020 10:00 PM

It's my birthday.

I had big slice of white cake with about a foot and 1/2 of white buttercream frosting on it.

by Anonymousreply 25October 4, 2020 10:04 PM

My ears have been blocked pretty badly for a fortnight. I’m just about to try putting some heated olive oil in them. I’m slightly concerned I may cook my eardrums.

by Anonymousreply 26October 4, 2020 10:11 PM

You seem illegitimately whelmed r23.

by Anonymousreply 27October 4, 2020 10:12 PM

Happy birthday, R25. I hope that whatever age you hit today wasn't too whelming.

by Anonymousreply 28October 4, 2020 10:43 PM

Thank You, r28.


by Anonymousreply 29October 4, 2020 11:01 PM

Oh, so you can look forward to being whelmed a year from now.

Turning 60 wasn't so bad, really. The problem with it is that it's not as though you turn 60 and then stop. Those birthdays just keep on coming, at increasing speed, and suddenly you can see 70 on the horizon. It's very whelming.

by Anonymousreply 30October 5, 2020 12:46 AM

I received the following sentence in a group text: “The irony will be when they use that to justify their floccinaucinihilipilification of the pandemic.”

I just want you to know what kind of classy people I talk to when I’m not talking to you lot.

by Anonymousreply 31October 5, 2020 5:11 AM

The rising moon was red last night, due to smoke. Tonight it was orange. Looks just like Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 32October 5, 2020 5:15 AM

It's not birthday. My birthday is in March. Doesn't matter. I'm only slightly underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 33October 5, 2020 5:18 AM

r16 you badass.

by Anonymousreply 34October 5, 2020 12:14 PM

I just came from my AA Zoom meeting. We were not a glum lot.

by Anonymousreply 35October 5, 2020 12:55 PM

Have you all been whelmed?

by Anonymousreply 36October 8, 2020 4:28 PM

This morning I washed my vacuum cleaner filters by hand in the kitchen sink.

They’ll be dry tomorrow morning when I vacuum the house.

by Anonymousreply 37October 8, 2020 4:32 PM

My Italian homework is to talk to each of my four classmates in Italian over the phone, asking each other what we did today.

by Anonymousreply 38October 8, 2020 4:35 PM

i have three carrots and a cucumber in my ass rn

by Anonymousreply 39October 8, 2020 4:36 PM

I hope that cornucopia does not become whelming, r39.

by Anonymousreply 40October 8, 2020 4:46 PM

What type of apples do you use in your Waldorf Salad?

by Anonymousreply 41October 9, 2020 12:34 AM

I use Granny Smiths r41 if I am making it ahead because they don’t turn brown when cut.

I wish I had a Waldorf salad.

by Anonymousreply 42October 9, 2020 12:51 AM

r42 do you coat it in mayo or Miracle Whip?

by Anonymousreply 43October 10, 2020 1:41 AM

I made applesauce today. It seemed a fall-ish thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 44October 10, 2020 4:38 AM

I bought some apples this week.

by Anonymousreply 45October 10, 2020 10:09 AM

I’m lying in bed, telling myself it’s time to get up. I don’t believe me.

Also, is it ok to have leftover spaghetti bolognese for breakfast?

by Anonymousreply 46October 10, 2020 10:12 AM

It is, R46. Please yourself.

by Anonymousreply 47October 10, 2020 10:16 AM

Tagliatelle alla bolognese is better, r46, or pappardelle, but if it's already left over, the spaghetti version is fine.

The Bolognese, however, take a hard line, contending that there is no such thing as spaghetti bolognese.

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by Anonymousreply 48October 10, 2020 12:16 PM

I appreciate the information r48, but you include far too many options and too much information in your post. I am now teetering on the edge of whelmed. But I do appreciate the answer.

by Anonymousreply 49October 10, 2020 12:24 PM

Eat your spaghetti, r49.

by Anonymousreply 50October 10, 2020 12:25 PM

I opted for the larger Major Dickason's Blend (now 18 oz., btw). It was on sale for a dollar more than the 10.5 oz. size, so I bought two bags. I'm much happier now that I don't grind the beans. Much less mess. Tastes the same IMO.

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by Anonymousreply 51October 10, 2020 12:46 PM

I had a gout flare up. It lasted for 2 days. I’m better now.

by Anonymousreply 52October 10, 2020 1:12 PM

My power is out — Hurricane Delta. No advisory of restoration.

by Anonymousreply 53October 10, 2020 1:17 PM

Whelming, r52 and r53. Hope you're both in better shape ASAP.

by Anonymousreply 54October 10, 2020 1:19 PM

Power came back after one hour and three minutes. Yay. Winds are still very brisk though.

by Anonymousreply 55October 10, 2020 1:34 PM

My mother has arranged a photoshoot for her best friend as a birthday present for her 60th anniversary. The affair is taking place two apartments away from mine. I am whelmed. They're both massive cunts and I suspect that eventually they're going to intrude on me, demanding that I have my portrait taken too while the photographer is still there. Probably with a cat in my arms. I do not want this to happen.

by Anonymousreply 56October 10, 2020 1:41 PM

Lol, R6. & R8! These Underwhelmed threads have been going on for years.

by Anonymousreply 57October 10, 2020 1:55 PM

Thank you r54

by Anonymousreply 58October 10, 2020 3:32 PM

[quote]I had a gout flare up. It lasted for 2 days. I’m better now.

When I was a child, I read the Maggie and Jiggs comic strip ("Bringing Up Father") in our local paper. Jiggs was periodically afflicted with gout, which was depicted by showing his elevated foot wrapped in a big bandage. It would be many years before I knew what gout actually was.

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by Anonymousreply 59October 10, 2020 4:07 PM

When I had my first gout attack, I did not know what it was. I thought I had been bitten by a spider in my sleep. it was not in my big toe it was in my ankle. It was beet red.

by Anonymousreply 60October 10, 2020 4:21 PM

I have to come up with 2 references for a job I want, but I also have a habit of burning bridges. I need to figure out how the hell I am going to pull this off.

by Anonymousreply 61October 10, 2020 4:41 PM

Refer them here, r61. We’ll vouch for you.

by Anonymousreply 62October 10, 2020 5:22 PM

[quote]but I also have a habit of burning bridges.

Did no one ever tell you that's never a good idea? I've even seen warnings against it in Chinese fortune cookies.

by Anonymousreply 63October 10, 2020 5:35 PM

Yes, R63! Have you ever gone through a period where you just hated everyone and let them know it in your younger years? Well I went through a rough time. I feel a lot better and have learned from my mistakes, but it's going to be a challenge.

by Anonymousreply 64October 10, 2020 5:37 PM

I burned a bridge or two in my younger days, too, R64. Good luck and stay positive.

by Anonymousreply 65October 10, 2020 5:41 PM

Time is flying by - too fast. We are heading into 2021. Fuck

by Anonymousreply 66October 10, 2020 5:55 PM

So far, the highlight of my day was when I looked out the window and saw a leaf gently fall to the ground.

by Anonymousreply 67October 10, 2020 6:11 PM

[quote]Time is flying by - too fast. We are heading into 2021.

So true. One might think the fact that this has been such a terrible year would have made it seem to drag out, but that wasn't the case. Not for me, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 68October 10, 2020 7:04 PM

I took down the summer window valances.

by Anonymousreply 69October 10, 2020 7:28 PM

I forgot my brother’s birthday. I mean, remembered, twice, but couldn’t text him either time and then I forgot before I went to bed last night.

by Anonymousreply 70October 14, 2020 12:59 PM

I just had a wank.

by Anonymousreply 71October 14, 2020 1:02 PM

I’m eating chilli with spaghetti for lunch, while working, replying to a text and posting on the DL.

by Anonymousreply 72October 14, 2020 1:25 PM


Drove out to a suburban supermarket in the driving rain late last night to buy inks for my printer, they didn't have any so I bought a new one. Spent most the morning setting it up....connecting, registering...on and on it went. Not sure on the scanner. The colouring (I tried a few old photos) turns out very gray - which makes sense for this era. Everyone loves gray these days.

Bagel w smoked salmon for lunch. The salmon although expensive wasn't very good. I'm giving up on buying smoked salmon. It's always shite these days.

by Anonymousreply 73October 14, 2020 2:35 PM

I’ve got one of those 12-5 appointments for the water company to change my meter to one they can read remotely. [sigh]

by Anonymousreply 74October 15, 2020 5:59 PM

He’s here!

by Anonymousreply 75October 15, 2020 6:35 PM

Not only did my Amazon Prime Day order arrive four days early, the Amazon driver brought the package right to my apartment door instead of dropping it in the lobby, the way they usually do. I just got some groceries from Prime Pantry (tea, kidney beans, and Triscuits).

by Anonymousreply 76October 15, 2020 6:48 PM

Not only did my Amazon Prime Day order arrive four days early, the Amazon driver brought the package right to my apartment door instead of dropping it in the lobby, the way they usually do. I just got some groceries from Prime Pantry (tea, kidney beans, and Triscuits).

by Anonymousreply 77October 15, 2020 6:48 PM

R76, R77 you wanted us to be so underwhelmed you posted twice.

by Anonymousreply 78October 15, 2020 8:46 PM

That was it, r78.

by Anonymousreply 79October 15, 2020 8:50 PM

Rr78, I just figured they arrived early two times in a row...with the same order.

by Anonymousreply 80October 15, 2020 8:52 PM

I have fruit flies. I am making a trap with apple cider vinegar.

by Anonymousreply 81October 15, 2020 10:57 PM

Does it work, R81? Can you describe the trap?

by Anonymousreply 82October 15, 2020 11:02 PM

There was a surprisingly long line at the ballot drop box today, both drive-ups and people arriving on foot.

by Anonymousreply 83October 15, 2020 11:04 PM

I called the gutter guy to come clean my gutters this weekend and change the elbow pieces on the down spouts.

by Anonymousreply 84October 16, 2020 12:14 AM

I hung some pictures. I've been lazy about buying a dining room table.

by Anonymousreply 85October 16, 2020 12:14 AM

I had intended to do some errands today, but it is raining and cold and dark.

by Anonymousreply 86October 16, 2020 7:03 PM

How many times a day can you jerk off and not be a sex addict?

by Anonymousreply 87October 16, 2020 7:04 PM

[quote]I had intended to do some errands today, but it is raining and cold and dark.

Same here. Cold and damp. Errands can wait. It's ideal weather for frequent lie-downs.

by Anonymousreply 88October 16, 2020 7:19 PM

Still horny...

by Anonymousreply 89October 16, 2020 10:20 PM

My deceased mother sewed. I'm thinking of going through her sewing stuff and discarding it at the dump. I can hear her telling me, "Oh, just do it and put it out of its misery."

by Anonymousreply 90October 17, 2020 2:10 PM

Why don't you donate it if it's reusable, R90?

by Anonymousreply 91October 17, 2020 2:20 PM

Good idea, r91.

I have my issues with the "Goodwill" store that excepts donations but I'll go through it and see if they're accepting good re-usable sewing implements. Should the old thread be thrown out though? I have no idea what to do with the old buttons and needles, too.

Actually as I was typing those words , I'm wavering. Maybe I should hang on to it.

by Anonymousreply 92October 17, 2020 2:25 PM

Vintage buttons ate ALL the rage. If the threads and needles are in good condition, then they're good to go and find a new mistress. Or you could learn a new skill in this COVID era :)

by Anonymousreply 93October 17, 2020 3:05 PM

I have one piece of bread, chicken salad, deli turkey and sliced cheddar cheese. I am thinking of making an open faced sandwich with the cheddar melted on top. Can’t decide on chicken salad or turkey. I suppose I could cut the piece of bread in two and have half of each. It’s a pretty small slice of bread though.

by Anonymousreply 94October 17, 2020 3:12 PM

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine tells me I should be drinking 15.5 cups of fluid per day.

And Taylor Phillips says it's one reason for his good skin and good modelling career.

But I have trouble forcing that much liquid down my throat every day.

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by Anonymousreply 95October 19, 2020 11:13 PM


I needed to transfer some money. Tried to do it on the phone but ended up going to the bloody bank. They now play POP MUSIC - IN-THE-BANK! Bad tacky pop music.

She said I HAD TO register for online banking as they won't be doing small transactions in the bank soon. So we took ages doing that.

by Anonymousreply 96October 19, 2020 11:30 PM

I'm thinking of removing my autumn bedding in favor of the down blanket.

by Anonymousreply 97October 19, 2020 11:31 PM

Please let us know what you decide, R97.

by Anonymousreply 98October 19, 2020 11:34 PM

[quote]The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine tells me I should be drinking 15.5 cups of fluid per day. And Taylor Phillips says it's one reason for his good skin and good modelling career.

That's basically a gallon of fluid per day. I would find that very whelming. And I suspect that even if I forced myself to do it, I would end up looking nothing like Taylor Phillips.

by Anonymousreply 99October 20, 2020 12:11 AM

We had Chipotle for dinner and they forgot to give us the side of queso we ordered. We ate the chips plain.

by Anonymousreply 100October 20, 2020 12:32 AM

I’m am so sorry r100. I hate when that happens & it’s inconvenient to rectify the situation. It’s like....why now, why today?

by Anonymousreply 101October 20, 2020 2:59 AM

I hope you didn't let it ruin your evening, R100.

by Anonymousreply 102October 20, 2020 3:10 AM

I just got a delivery from Whole Foods. It was supposed to get here between 7 and 9, and it got here at the crack of 7. The delivery boy was cute.

by Anonymousreply 103October 20, 2020 11:52 AM

The other current Underwhelmed thread whelmed me. Someone described at length the horror of a day in Catholic school, something I'd hoped never to have to think of again as long as I live.

by Anonymousreply 104October 20, 2020 12:51 PM

I tried Pub Cheese today, at the recommendation of a friend. He's usually right about these things, but it underwhelms.

by Anonymousreply 105October 20, 2020 1:14 PM

Did you invite him over for a bowl of weed and a massage after his shift, r103?

by Anonymousreply 106October 20, 2020 6:29 PM

My coffee tastes like soap. I just drank soap. I’m never doing dishes again.

by Anonymousreply 107October 21, 2020 4:25 AM

I made a new lemon pepper chicken wings recipe that I got from a friend who had promised it was to die for.

It was fine, but nothing special.

by Anonymousreply 108October 21, 2020 4:28 AM

My lips are chapped.

by Anonymousreply 109October 21, 2020 4:29 AM

I need a haircut badly.

by Anonymousreply 110October 21, 2020 4:44 AM

A piece of popcorn lodged under my gum line causing me to schedule an emergency dental cleaning. The dental hygienist was able to dig it out.

by Anonymousreply 111October 21, 2020 5:08 AM

No, r106, I don't smoke pot.

by Anonymousreply 112October 21, 2020 6:26 AM

My dentist's office called. She has COVID and is under quarantine. Thank God I won't have to go for at least two weeks !

by Anonymousreply 113October 21, 2020 8:45 AM

I was eating Lay's sour cream and onion potato chips (the 1 oz. size). Cosmo was curious so I let him sniff and lick a chip. He was underwhelmed and went to eat some Purina One. Probably to get rid of onion breath.

by Anonymousreply 114October 21, 2020 5:32 PM

Last Sunday was 'World Menopause Day'

by Anonymousreply 115October 22, 2020 3:27 AM

I found a new dentist. Last one was cunt.

by Anonymousreply 116October 22, 2020 3:35 AM

I have to go put a new lock on mom's front door.

by Anonymousreply 117October 23, 2020 7:12 PM

R117, Are you Butch from "The Little Rascals"?

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by Anonymousreply 118October 23, 2020 7:18 PM

r118, I wear my oversize newsboy cap tipped to the other side, but otherwise, yes, we're doppelgangers.

by Anonymousreply 119October 23, 2020 7:20 PM

I just got up. Hopefully coffee will help salvage the afternoon.

by Anonymousreply 120October 23, 2020 7:42 PM

Both my meetings were cancelled. Its been snowing all day. Now I am curled up in bed with 2 stinky cats.

by Anonymousreply 121October 23, 2020 7:49 PM

The Hallmark Channel is already showing its Christmas movies 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 122October 23, 2020 7:51 PM

I just flipped the breaker to reset the kitchen outlets. All working again!

by Anonymousreply 123October 23, 2020 7:54 PM

R121, my cats stayed in bed when I came downstairs for coffee. They are the thoroughly underwhelmed in the house.

by Anonymousreply 124October 23, 2020 8:13 PM

Smelly cat, smellly caat, whaat are they feeding youu

by Anonymousreply 125October 23, 2020 9:10 PM

Either my cat is constipated, or there is a surprise for me somewhere in the house.

by Anonymousreply 126October 23, 2020 10:48 PM

Whelm potential 5/10, r126.

by Anonymousreply 127October 23, 2020 10:51 PM

I just found out that I can WW one of my own posts.

So I did.

by Anonymousreply 128October 23, 2020 11:04 PM

Relax. She just made a big deposit.

by Anonymousreply 129October 23, 2020 11:06 PM

I have just drowned around 100 ants.

They invaded my kitchen because I had the remains of a sticky-sweet pudding on my dish-draining board.

by Anonymousreply 130October 23, 2020 11:33 PM

Tomorrow I'll make my own gluten free crackers if it doesn't whelm me.

by Anonymousreply 131October 23, 2020 11:58 PM

[quote]I have just drowned around 100 ants.

That sounds very whelming for you. Not to mention the ants.

by Anonymousreply 132October 24, 2020 12:05 AM

I hope they played 'Nearer My God to Thee' in their final moments, R130.

by Anonymousreply 133October 24, 2020 12:56 AM

I bought one of these! It's a rare, new old stock professional tape recorder at an excellent price, that was a staple at the BBC and other news organizations for decades. I've got many tapes to digitize.

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by Anonymousreply 134October 24, 2020 7:50 AM

Cool, verging on whelming.

by Anonymousreply 135October 24, 2020 4:42 PM

I made a grilled cheese sandwich. It wasn’t very good.

by Anonymousreply 136October 25, 2020 1:50 AM

I made two sodium packed soups- chicken, noodle and wild rice and bean with ham. both with celery, carrots and onions.

They're cooling now so I can put some in the fridge and some in the freezer.

The cooks at than Better than Bouillon are fine with me.

by Anonymousreply 137October 25, 2020 10:58 PM

I forgot about some leftovers from last week and had to throw it out. But that's okay, they weren't all that great to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 138October 26, 2020 9:11 AM

Stand by for our fantastic leader!

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by Anonymousreply 139October 26, 2020 1:25 PM

R121 Cats are normally very clean. why are yours stinky?

by Anonymousreply 140October 26, 2020 3:12 PM

I had a peanut butter and jam sandwich and a tangerine for breakfast. Crunchy peanut butter and strawberry jam. On multi grain bread. Washed it down with coffee.

by Anonymousreply 141October 26, 2020 3:16 PM

I ate something with garlic but it didn’t taste especially garlicky. This was on Saturday and I can still smell garlic coming out through my pores.

by Anonymousreply 142October 26, 2020 6:19 PM

As of today, I'm officially one week into a round of Whole30, which I'm doing as a partner to a friend who requested my help as a support person. It hasn't been hard so far, with one exception -- no soda. So I compromised. And by "compromised," I mean "cheated." I'm allowing myself one glass of Coke Zero every day at noon. What my friend doesn't know won't hurt him.

by Anonymousreply 143October 26, 2020 10:59 PM

I have taken to referring to my vaguyna as my ‘filth trench’

by Anonymousreply 144October 26, 2020 11:08 PM

To the trenches!! 🗣

by Anonymousreply 145October 27, 2020 2:18 AM

My cat doesn’t respect my boundaries.

by Anonymousreply 146October 27, 2020 2:49 AM

This excerpt of 'Sassy Justice' features deep fakes of Trump (as host Fred Sassy) and Jared Kushner.

Perhaps it's better to be underwhelmed instead of panicked by this, it's our future.

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by Anonymousreply 147October 28, 2020 1:28 PM

My cat is morbidly obese (not my fault, she was like that when I adopted her last summer) and can’t reach to groom her luxuriant ass fur so if I don’t bathe her she smells like a New York subway stairs. When she finally gets down to a healthier BMI she’ll be able to clean herself. But her cat shampoo (Hyponic natural therapy hypoallergenic) gives her fur a really nice texture and fragrance you’re not going to get from cat spit.

by Anonymousreply 148October 28, 2020 2:12 PM

R25 Happy belated birthday. I apologize for missing it but I hope you had at least a whelming day.

by Anonymousreply 149October 28, 2020 2:34 PM

[quote]Now I am curled up in bed with 2 stinky cats.

R121 That's what I call my balls.

by Anonymousreply 150October 28, 2020 3:00 PM

[quote]Either my cat is constipated, or there is a surprise for me somewhere in the house.

R126 Check your slippers.

by Anonymousreply 151October 28, 2020 3:03 PM

The underwhelmed threads crack me up. I didn't look at them for the longest time.

by Anonymousreply 152October 28, 2020 3:21 PM

My cat woke me up at 7:15 for her 11:00 AM feeding. (The auto-feeder dispensed at 7:00). On the other hand, I neglected to clean her litter box yesterday. Call it even?

by Anonymousreply 153October 28, 2020 3:21 PM

It's chilly here in Houston. I had to put on a sweater.

by Anonymousreply 154October 28, 2020 3:22 PM

I raked a lot of leaves last week and put them in lawn bags. I have two huge trees in my yard so it's already covered again.

The city picked up the lawn bags yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 155October 28, 2020 3:35 PM

I am eating lovely pumpkin seed cranberry multigrain grain toast and watching pvr'd Judge Judy. My computer i slogged into work but work whelms me...so I am taking a long break!

by Anonymousreply 156October 28, 2020 4:38 PM

R121 here of the stinky cats. Only one is stinky. Hes really old and his breathe is like a thousand cans of rotting pate. If he doesnt look directly at me and meow its not so bad. The other one is a stinker. So not really stinky. Altho he does leave powdery litter tracks on my kitchen island stools...but their litter smells good. Lavender!

by Anonymousreply 157October 28, 2020 4:43 PM

[quote]It's chilly here in Houston. I had to put on a sweater.

It's chilly here in London. I've got my fan heater blowing on my feet. I'll probably be using it until May.

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by Anonymousreply 158October 28, 2020 4:50 PM

A fan heater is blowing on two cold feet here in Sofia too.

by Anonymousreply 159October 28, 2020 4:53 PM

Just finished work. It’s getting dark already. I should go for a walk, but I’m sitting in a warm room thinking how nice it would be if 2020 would just fuck right off.

by Anonymousreply 160October 28, 2020 5:01 PM

I am wearing a red hoodie. I hate red. But like this hoodie.

by Anonymousreply 161October 28, 2020 5:06 PM

R161, I am wearing a gray hoodie. I have developed an affinity for them and especially kangaroo pockets while working from home. Sadly, I have to change out of it to do video calls the rest of the afternoon. It will be wait for me at 5:00.

by Anonymousreply 162October 28, 2020 5:29 PM

I'm watching CSPAN, waiting for Trump to depart Air Force One in Bullhead, AZ. We Are The Champions is playing to the crowd. These people are insane. I'm drinking a vodka tonic.

by Anonymousreply 163October 28, 2020 7:16 PM

Also, I'm wearing a gray hoodie.

by Anonymousreply 164October 28, 2020 7:17 PM

Macho Man is playing now. These people have been waiting for over a half-hour. One guy lost his MAGA hat in the wind. Now someone else is taking a picture of the open empty doorway of AF1. What could Trump be doing in that plane to keep these people waiting for half an hour? Maybe getting a blow job from his Hopey?

Now Beat It is playing to the crowd. Maybe that's what Trump is doing in the plane?

I wonder what those red MAGA hats cost.

I'm going to the kitchen to freshen my drink.

by Anonymousreply 165October 28, 2020 7:26 PM

I've never worn a hoodie in my life.

by Anonymousreply 166October 28, 2020 7:29 PM

I've never worn a beret. You don't hear me bragging about it.

by Anonymousreply 167October 28, 2020 7:40 PM

I wasn't bragging, just sayin'.

I've never worn a beret either and I never will. They're SO unflattering

by Anonymousreply 168October 28, 2020 7:43 PM

Now I want to wear a red beret with a gray hoodie.

I'm such a rebel.

by Anonymousreply 169October 28, 2020 7:46 PM

I'm old enough to remember a time when "hoodie" wasn't a thing. We used to say "hooded sweatshirt" which now seems long and outdated.

by Anonymousreply 170October 28, 2020 7:55 PM

I'm wearing my grey hoodie right now, too! Planning for a nice long walk once I log off for the day. I've also taken the next 2 days off. I need to use up some PTO time before year end. I've worked for this company for almost 15 years so I get a lot of time off.

by Anonymousreply 171October 28, 2020 8:06 PM

That sounds overwhelming, R171.

by Anonymousreply 172October 28, 2020 8:13 PM

Someone just rang my doorbell. Fuck them.

by Anonymousreply 173October 28, 2020 8:15 PM

London, again.

I have to go out into the cold dark night to get something from an amazon locker across the street. I'll probably go into Tesco and get some stuff. There's a late-night Tesco there.

by Anonymousreply 174October 28, 2020 8:21 PM

R172, the amount of time off is overwhelming. But it's supposed to rain tomorrow and Friday. So I will remain completely underwhelmed the next 2 days.

by Anonymousreply 175October 28, 2020 8:32 PM

I have a clover green hoodie, a purple hoodie and a maroon hoodie with heavy lining. I'm all set up. However, I have no beret.

by Anonymousreply 176October 28, 2020 9:03 PM

R176 The hoodie-to-beret ratio needs work.

by Anonymousreply 177October 28, 2020 9:23 PM

I have worn a beret. However, I was in costume as a beat poet, so it probably doesn’t count.

by Anonymousreply 178October 28, 2020 9:44 PM

If you wen to Paris for work, you still went to Paris. It counts.

by Anonymousreply 179October 28, 2020 9:51 PM

I got a flu shot.

by Anonymousreply 180October 28, 2020 10:06 PM

Fuck you, R180. I got a flu shot, voted AND stopped at Arby's for a 2 for $6 Greek gyro.

by Anonymousreply 181October 28, 2020 11:20 PM

I made a Chef Boyardee box pizza. I'm bloated like a hot air balloon.

In fact, I'm typing this as my body is airborne and my fingers are reaching to tap the keyboard.

by Anonymousreply 182October 29, 2020 12:00 AM

R182, I haven’t even seen one of those in a million years Della! Do you remember Apian Way pizza mix? Same concept, same results!

by Anonymousreply 183October 29, 2020 12:29 AM

Fun fact! Hoodies are a.k.a. bunny hugs but only in Saskatchewan. Sask is v flat and underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 184October 29, 2020 12:55 AM

Hi JackJackson at r183.

Appian Way rings a bell, but I've not tried it.

As you may now remember, Chef Boyardee box pizza comes with sauce, dough that you have to mix and set, and granular woodchips, aka "parmesan cheese". I added provolone and mozzarella, onion, mushrooms and hamburger pennies.

And now I'm deflating and crashing...

by Anonymousreply 185October 29, 2020 1:43 AM

Oh, forgot to add, the box used to be bright yellow. It's now red. I preferred yellow.

by Anonymousreply 186October 29, 2020 1:45 AM

One last underwhelming thing- my Chef Boyardee box pizza was missing the parmesan cheese.

by Anonymousreply 187October 29, 2020 1:46 AM

Butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar on a round of naan bread that’s baked in the oven is not the same as a Pop Tart and thus underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 188October 29, 2020 1:46 AM

Gee, it reads well, r188.

by Anonymousreply 189October 29, 2020 1:47 AM

I am looking for a no-carb pizza crust substitute. I know about the cauliflower one, but I'm not that desperate yet. Maybe some DataLounger knows something?

by Anonymousreply 190October 29, 2020 2:23 AM

[quote]granular woodchips, aka "parmesan cheese".

[quote]my Chef Boyardee box pizza was missing the parmesan cheese.

Della, did you eat the woodchips?

by Anonymousreply 191October 29, 2020 4:40 PM

My porch light is out. I need to replace it.

by Anonymousreply 192October 29, 2020 4:42 PM

r165 is far too whelming for this thread.

by Anonymousreply 193October 29, 2020 4:47 PM

I'm having Lorna Doone's (just the little 4 pack) with a cup of Lipton Decaf tea. It's raining outside so this was the perfect whelming snack for the afternoon. And before anyone asks, no, I am not cradling my mug.

I should be putting my Wayfair desk together (I've had it about a month now) and setting up the room divider I bought but that sounds too overwhelming for today. I'm off tomorrow so maybe I'll table it until then.

by Anonymousreply 194October 29, 2020 4:54 PM

Yesterday I bought a couple of amaryllises to have in full bloom for the Holidays.

by Anonymousreply 195October 29, 2020 4:55 PM


I just put a baked potato in the oven. I'll give it two hours...really crisp skin and fluffy inside, hopefully. I'll probably stuff it with baked beans...maybe tuna. I'll see how I feel when it's ready. A little salad on the side.

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by Anonymousreply 196October 29, 2020 4:58 PM

British Airways had a sale so I used my voucher for a jaunt to Paris next October. I doubt conditions will allow me to go but I did it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 197October 29, 2020 5:00 PM

From where are you flying, R197? And how much did it cost, if you don't mind me asking?

by Anonymousreply 198October 29, 2020 5:02 PM

R196 that looks healthy and filling! I've always wondered, are beans in England savory or sweet? The beans here in Texas are savory. The baked beans in Maryland (where I grew up) are sweet, seasoned with brown sugar and maple. I was unpleasantly surprised the first time I tasted Texas beans.

by Anonymousreply 199October 29, 2020 5:06 PM

R196 I thought you might enjoy a picture of Texas-style stuffed baked potatoes. I hope it does not whelm you.

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by Anonymousreply 200October 29, 2020 5:10 PM

[quote][R196] that looks healthy and filling! I've always wondered, are beans in England savory or sweet?

I guess they're sort of sweet AND savory.

Thanks for the pic!

by Anonymousreply 201October 29, 2020 5:17 PM

I’m trying a new kitty litter. I was pretty happy with the old one, but it tracks too much.

Old: The World’s Best Cat Litter

New: Dr. Elsey's Premium Clumping Cat Litter

by Anonymousreply 202October 29, 2020 8:50 PM

R181, that's overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 203October 29, 2020 9:30 PM

[quote] Della, did you eat the woodchips?

No, r191. I would have. I just googled Chef Boyardee Pizza Maker and there never was "cheese" in the box I bought. They stopped adding including cheese.

Now, it's only is dough and sauce.


Chef Boyardee? More like Chef Boy Are You a Sucker.

by Anonymousreply 204October 29, 2020 11:30 PM

My laptop battery charging port is fucked up and I can't use my laptop. I've just been using my desktop.

by Anonymousreply 205October 30, 2020 12:27 AM

R205 My desktop monitor screen is too big. It overwhelms me and I have to minimize it.

by Anonymousreply 206October 30, 2020 2:58 AM

I need to brush my teeth.

by Anonymousreply 207October 30, 2020 1:51 PM

I got hoisin sauce on my undershirt.

Thank goodness, I'm teleworking.

by Anonymousreply 208October 30, 2020 1:58 PM

R207 Thanks for the reminder. I do, too.

by Anonymousreply 209October 30, 2020 2:18 PM

R209 You're welcome. Are you planning on actually brushing your teeth today or just thinking about it a little more? I'm hoping to get to it later today but who knows what may happen between now and then.

by Anonymousreply 210October 30, 2020 2:56 PM

I had a cold slice of leftover quiche with some cocktail sauce R210, and then brushed them. Otherwise the taste of horseradish would flavor my afternoon.

It's still snowing here and that, in October, is overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 211October 30, 2020 3:39 PM

I just got two large black coffees in the McD's drive-thru. I won't add anything to them.

by Anonymousreply 212October 30, 2020 3:41 PM

I am waiting for the lawn sprinkler guys to come flush the system.

by Anonymousreply 213October 30, 2020 3:41 PM

I’m having ice cream for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 214October 30, 2020 3:42 PM

I have an appointment for a biopsy today. I expected to be whelmed, but I'm not. Meh.

by Anonymousreply 215October 30, 2020 7:14 PM

I have a phone appointment with my doctor at 4:00. I've been having a lot of headaches. Yesterday was awful (maybe the weather / barometric pressure). Today, no problem (it always works out this way: I would eat a bunch of chocolate, but I don't keep it in the house).

by Anonymousreply 216October 30, 2020 7:17 PM

I have a phone appointment with my doctor at 4:00. I've been having a lot of headaches. Yesterday was awful (maybe the weather / barometric pressure). Today, no problem (it always works out this way: I would eat a bunch of chocolate, but I don't keep it in the house).

by Anonymousreply 217October 30, 2020 7:17 PM

I was go to go to REI to exchange some shorts I bought online for the larger size that my fat ass now demands, but nah.

by Anonymousreply 218October 30, 2020 7:31 PM

[quote]I have a phone appointment with my doctor at 4:00. I've been having a lot of headaches. Yesterday was awful

Are you keeping hydrated? Drinking enough water?

by Anonymousreply 219October 30, 2020 7:53 PM

I drink what I think is plenty of water, r219. Lots of San Pellegrino. Brita-filtered tap water. Iced tea. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 220October 30, 2020 7:59 PM

[quote]Lots of San Pellegrino.

Try to drink water without gas. San Pel is, in effect, a diuretic.

by Anonymousreply 221October 30, 2020 8:20 PM

I'm not giving up my San Pellegrino, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 222October 30, 2020 8:24 PM

You don't have to thank me.

by Anonymousreply 223October 30, 2020 8:35 PM

We shall have freezing temperatures tonight. I have brought in the houseplants that were on the porch. What a day. I’m exhausted.

by Anonymousreply 224October 30, 2020 9:56 PM

I ordered Chinese food, but not from my usual place. I feel like a harlot.

by Anonymousreply 225October 30, 2020 10:38 PM

My upstairs neighbor now sounds like an clumsy elephant when she walks across her apt. She must have been eating her feelings more than usual during the Covid lockdown.

by Anonymousreply 226October 30, 2020 10:55 PM

I’ve just had a takeaway curry.

I’ve put a lot of weight on during lockdown. I used to think I was just a fat whore, but now I think I might have an eating disorder. I should probably do something about that.

by Anonymousreply 227October 30, 2020 11:07 PM

I’m depressed again today. My bipolar disorder is cycling extremely rapidly this week.

by Anonymousreply 228October 30, 2020 11:43 PM

[quote]We shall have freezing temperatures tonight. I have brought in the houseplants that were on the porch. What a day. I’m exhausted.

We got 4 inches of snow today where I live in Massachusetts. It's a little whelming, the day before Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 229October 31, 2020 12:14 AM

[quote]I should be putting my Wayfair desk together (I've had it about a month now) and setting up the room divider I bought but that sounds too overwhelming for today. I'm off tomorrow so maybe I'll table it until then.

R194 Did you put the desk together? I can't get off the couch so am very interested in your progress.

by Anonymousreply 230October 31, 2020 12:51 AM

[quote]I used to think I was just a fat whore, but now I think I might have an eating disorder. I should probably do something about that.

R227 Don't rush it. You may just be a fat whore. Enjoy your complacency.

by Anonymousreply 231October 31, 2020 12:54 AM

I farted on my cat in bed. He opened his eyes halfway, sneezed and went back to sleep.

A true example for us all.

by Anonymousreply 232October 31, 2020 1:23 AM

Midway through reading this thread, DL logged me off for no apparent reason. I logged back on so I could WW at will.

by Anonymousreply 233October 31, 2020 1:29 AM

DL is a capricious cunt.

I folded summer clothes and put them in a bag.

by Anonymousreply 234October 31, 2020 3:01 AM

I got my shingrix vaccine today, and now I'm having side effects, which include a fever, nausea, and achiness. It's almost like having the flu or, who knows, covid, except I'm not coughing at all. I can't talk for fear I'll throw up.

I'm supposed to go out for dinner tomorrow night, but since the side effects are supposed to run for three days, I'm probably going to cancel. And what if it's actually covid?

I'm posting this in the underwhelmed thread in the hope that someone else will choose a better time to get his or her shingrix vaccine, and not be as whelmed by this as I now am.

by Anonymousreply 235October 31, 2020 3:12 AM

I have nothing left that I need to set back an hour Sunday night.

by Anonymousreply 236October 31, 2020 3:21 AM

Someone in another thread reminisced over Corbin Fisher's "Logan" and his ever-present puka-shell necklace.

I made a cheap alternative necklace with pumpkin seeds.

by Anonymousreply 237October 31, 2020 4:09 AM

That is no 'cheap alternative', R237. Puka shells are only decorative. Your pumpkin seed necklace is edible, healthy, AND decorative. I'm whelmed at your effort.

by Anonymousreply 238October 31, 2020 5:53 PM

I know Hallmark and Lifetime Channels Christmas Movies have been discussed to death here at the DL.

I'm watching one now.

by Anonymousreply 239October 31, 2020 11:54 PM

I rather enjoy the occasional Hallmark Christmas movie. You can count on them to be underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 240October 31, 2020 11:57 PM

For an even more underwhelming Christmas movie experience, r240, sample the offerings on Ion.

by Anonymousreply 241November 1, 2020 12:00 AM

Me too, r240. They're like the occasional craving for fast food. You know just what flavor you want and you get it.

r241, Ion currently is showing a Law & Order : Special Victims marathon.

But I know you're right about their Christmas movies. They're a cut below what Lifetime and Hallmark crank-out on the assembly line.

by Anonymousreply 242November 1, 2020 12:09 AM


Went to the supermarket. We're about to go into lockdown and I could see the pasta was getting depleted. The last lockdown it was one of those things that you couldn't buy, so I bought way too much and I already have too much that I'd forgotten about. Won't have to buy any more for about two years.

South Kensington which had become so sad during and after the last lockdown was throbbing with energy again. Early evening. All the lights were on in the cafes. All full again. Lots of flirtiness and it's all going to be shut down again.

Seems that whenever things cheer up here, they come down on us with new rules.

by Anonymousreply 243November 1, 2020 12:27 AM

I was able to order the Amazon Presto! paper towels I like today. The usual price of $27.39, but no 15% discount for Subscribe and Save. That should get me through winter, along with lots of tissues and TP (on which Amazon is honoring its S&S pricing).

by Anonymousreply 244November 1, 2020 12:35 AM

I trimmed my nails today.

by Anonymousreply 245November 1, 2020 12:38 AM

My phone tracker says I’ve walked 53 steps today. I signed up for Apple TV today so sounds about right.

by Anonymousreply 246November 1, 2020 12:40 AM

R245 Which nails -- toe or finger?

by Anonymousreply 247November 1, 2020 12:42 AM

R246 You did 53 steps? What are you -- an Olympian?

by Anonymousreply 248November 1, 2020 12:44 AM

I've always been underwhelmed by, and never liked the song "Santa Baby". Call me a prude, but I prefer my Christmas songs without sexual suggestion.

Still, why do other "singers" besides Eartha Kitt, ie. Madonna, Taylor Swift, attempt it? They're only inviting negative comparisons to Ms. Kitt.

by Anonymousreply 249November 1, 2020 11:38 AM

I had a dream that I met Paul Simonon of The Clash and he wanted to fuck me.

That is all.

by Anonymousreply 250November 1, 2020 11:43 AM

Please, do not make me have to remind any of you again that the Underwhelmed threads are NON-INTERACTIVE threads. You are not to converse with one another in here. It is whelming. And I will have you EJECTED INTO OUTER SPACE, if you continue to defile this space.

by Anonymousreply 251November 1, 2020 12:55 PM

Oh, no - go create your own thread, R251 - we'll stay here and chat with each other. NOT going to happen...oh, and wear a mask! Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 252November 1, 2020 1:00 PM

r252, you have been EJECTED.

by Anonymousreply 253November 1, 2020 1:08 PM

I aint going nowhere, honey.

by Anonymousreply 254November 1, 2020 1:10 PM

I have to set my clocks back an hour today. All my electronics reset themselves but I have two clocks that need to be changed manually. Maybe I'll just throw them away.

by Anonymousreply 255November 1, 2020 1:10 PM

I vote to evict r 251

There has always been a modicum of good natured banter in the underwhelming threads.

by Anonymousreply 256November 1, 2020 2:46 PM

EJECT r251 r253. Bitch needs a brain TRANSPLANT.

by Anonymousreply 257November 1, 2020 3:14 PM

R251 at least used to "eject" people with amusing visuals.

by Anonymousreply 258November 1, 2020 4:01 PM

R230, R194 here. It’s Sunday afternoon. I will put it together today. I was on vacation Thursday and Friday and did hack shit both days. I’ll post when it’s assembled.

by Anonymousreply 259November 1, 2020 4:17 PM

[quote]I vote to evict r 251 There has always been a modicum of good natured banter in the underwhelming threads.

Right. R251 can choose to not talk to people if she wants. I don't come here to not communicate with people, ridiculous idea - that's the whole point of DL.

by Anonymousreply 260November 1, 2020 5:55 PM

R194 R259 What about the room divider? Have you given up on that? My only activity this Sunday is following on your progress.

by Anonymousreply 261November 1, 2020 6:07 PM

I feel hungover, but I didn’t do anything last night.

by Anonymousreply 262November 1, 2020 6:58 PM

R198 East coast to Paris 675. including baggage and seats, no fee for changes. If conditions clear up and travel more or less resumes in 2021 or spring 2022 I will have made a good deal and be whelmed all over.

by Anonymousreply 263November 1, 2020 7:38 PM

I cant sleep. I might get up for some water.

by Anonymousreply 264November 2, 2020 5:25 AM

I've been having trouble sleeping for a couple of nights, I think the impending election has me feeling a little whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 265November 2, 2020 5:27 AM

Then I hope you AUTUMN down a flight of stairs, OP.

by Anonymousreply 266November 2, 2020 5:34 AM


I can't sleep either.

by Anonymousreply 267November 2, 2020 5:36 AM

I saved the last bite of my delicious mac and cheese for my cat. She sniffed it and gave me her "Get used" look. I so crave that last bite.

by Anonymousreply 268November 2, 2020 5:55 AM

R194, here. The desk has been assembled. It took a bit of time (lots of screws) but it went pretty smoothly. I really like it. It has a shelf tower that can go on either the left or the right. I'm trying to decide where to put it now that it's together. Its much longer than the desk I'm currently using. I've shared the link below. The room divider may go up tomorrow once I decide where the desk will go and set up my computer and monitors.

Thanks for taking an interest. I'm, well, whelmed!

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by Anonymousreply 269November 2, 2020 2:10 PM

R194 R269 Thanks for the link and pictures. Great looking desk; i need a nap just thinking about how much effort it took.

Please keep us posted on the room divider.

by Anonymousreply 270November 2, 2020 4:26 PM

I found a programme called Good Witch while browsing Netflix. I am now obsessed. Teenagers in it act like elderly church ladies and every second person seems to be psychic, while remaining utterly tedious. Nothing happens. It may be the most underwhelming thing I have ever watched.

by Anonymousreply 271November 2, 2020 5:18 PM

My arthritis is acting up.

by Anonymousreply 272November 2, 2020 5:25 PM

This morning I mowed my front yard with the mulching blade on my lawnmower. Now my leaves are ground up and I didn't have to rake.

To reward myself for handling this chore, I went and got a dressed oyster po-boy takeout.

by Anonymousreply 273November 2, 2020 5:32 PM

[quote]I found a programme called Good Witch while browsing Netflix. I am now obsessed. Teenagers in it act like elderly church ladies and every second person seems to be psychic, while remaining utterly tedious. Nothing happens. It may be the most underwhelming thing I have ever watched.

Of course it's underwhelming. It's a series from the Hallmark Channel, your destination for underwhelming entertainment. I just watched one of its thoroughly underwhelming Christmas movies, which have already taken over its broadcast schedule.

by Anonymousreply 274November 2, 2020 6:32 PM

I love being underwhelmed by the Good Witch. It is so hokey bit somehow soothing.

by Anonymousreply 275November 2, 2020 6:42 PM

[quote]I went and got a dressed oyster po-boy

Some po-boys go nude?

by Anonymousreply 276November 2, 2020 6:44 PM

You ain’t from poboy country. ^^^

by Anonymousreply 277November 2, 2020 6:55 PM

No, of course I'm not. Now, please explain the difference between nude poboys and ones with their clothes on, won't you?

by Anonymousreply 278November 2, 2020 6:57 PM

Do you think salads wear clothes?

by Anonymousreply 279November 2, 2020 7:05 PM

A salad is neither a boy nor a girl.

by Anonymousreply 280November 2, 2020 7:37 PM

I understand about the po- boy but not the dressed oyster. Does it wear dress socks and shoes?

by Anonymousreply 281November 2, 2020 9:07 PM

Jesus, you morons. A oyster in its shell is called a dressed oyster. They’re hard to eat, but they stay fresh a little longer which is important for poor people.

by Anonymousreply 282November 2, 2020 9:32 PM

So a dressed oyster po-boy is that sandwich, only the oyster is still in the shell? Sounds hard to eat.

by Anonymousreply 283November 2, 2020 9:46 PM

I agree, R283. If you don't take the oyster out of its shell before you put it in the bread, wouldn't you chip a tooth?

R282, all this back-and-forth is quite whelming.

by Anonymousreply 284November 2, 2020 10:02 PM

Dressed definition for the imbecile:

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by Anonymousreply 285November 2, 2020 10:20 PM

Dressed definition for the imbecile:

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by Anonymousreply 286November 2, 2020 10:20 PM

Thanks, r285 r286. Turns out "the imbecile" is the guy who wanted to leave the oyster in the shell.

by Anonymousreply 287November 2, 2020 11:03 PM

I finished my cup of Bengal Spice tea and want another. Going to the kitchen seems too daunting so I'll just sit here, thirsty, and sigh for a bit.

by Anonymousreply 288November 2, 2020 11:11 PM

I went to bed at 8pm tonight. I’m now awake at 1am, so I washed the kitchen and bathroom floors. I’m now sat in my living room with dimmed lighting and a cup of tea.

by Anonymousreply 289November 3, 2020 12:21 AM

[quote]I went to bed at 8pm tonight. I’m now awake at 1am, so I washed the kitchen and bathroom floors.

I wish I could be that productive when I wake up in the middle of the night. I just lie there and stare into space like a mental patient.

by Anonymousreply 290November 3, 2020 12:24 AM

^^ You could rhapsodize about a dressed oyster poboy.

by Anonymousreply 291November 3, 2020 12:51 AM

It's Monday evening and I need my sleep for tomorrow's big election. Trump is in Kenosha, Wi - unbelievable still stumping.

Goodbye for this evening.

by Anonymousreply 292November 3, 2020 1:19 AM

Googling, I learned that the car dashboard dates from the horse-and-carriage era. A wooden board was placed in front of the carriage driver to protect him from mud and sleet dashing up from the horses’ hooves. Same thing with the first automobiles. This evolved into our modern dashboards where we find our driving instruments.

by Anonymousreply 293November 3, 2020 1:27 AM

So the shell disappears during the deep-frying process?

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by Anonymousreply 294November 3, 2020 6:36 AM

More insomnia. Fuck it, I'm just going to stay awake until daylight in two hours. I hate going without sleep -- I love dreaming.

by Anonymousreply 295November 3, 2020 8:31 AM

That's a good looking DOPB, r294

by Anonymousreply 296November 3, 2020 11:20 AM

R294 That looks good but now I want a muffuletta...

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by Anonymousreply 297November 3, 2020 12:34 PM

I got my first snood.

by Anonymousreply 298November 3, 2020 1:02 PM

My yard us covered in leaves and I broke my rake - ran over it in the driveway.

I should probably move anyway.

by Anonymousreply 299November 3, 2020 3:01 PM

^^Oh God, I can't even type. My yard IS covered in leaves.

by Anonymousreply 300November 3, 2020 3:02 PM

That whole oyster segue above was overwhelming. I had to put two people on ignore.

by Anonymousreply 301November 3, 2020 3:27 PM

Was the oyster segue one of those scooter-things that was so popular a few years ago?

I don't understand what it has to do with oysters, either dressed or undressed.

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by Anonymousreply 302November 3, 2020 3:38 PM

Sorry, r287. I’m the oyster in the shell guy, and I was not serious.

by Anonymousreply 303November 3, 2020 3:58 PM

I voted

by Anonymousreply 304November 3, 2020 4:45 PM

I didn’t vote, because I am not American.

by Anonymousreply 305November 3, 2020 5:09 PM

I voted early but the existence of this day whelms.

by Anonymousreply 306November 3, 2020 5:29 PM

I'm already whelmed by the election day madness on the internet. I suspect the only solution to calming that whelm is to add a little brandy or whisky to my coffee.

by Anonymousreply 307November 3, 2020 5:42 PM

I voted, too. It has an anticlimactic, underwhelming feel to it.

I don't know what I was expecting. That once my vote was registered a winner would be declared?

Voted for underwhelming, competent, good old Uncle Sleepy Joe, who I won't have to think about once he's the POTUS.

by Anonymousreply 308November 3, 2020 5:51 PM

I voted, many times, because I'm Russian.

by Anonymousreply 309November 3, 2020 6:25 PM


I had scrambled eggs and toast for lunch. I've decided I don't really like scrambled eggs on their own...I had bought some of what I thought was Canadian bacon but it wasn't, it was incredibly salty and heavily smoked in taste, so I didn't cook it.

by Anonymousreply 310November 3, 2020 7:13 PM

I really, REALLY need to sit on my ass and work. Instead, I'm picking my nose, eating mango curry rice and bitching on DL.

by Anonymousreply 311November 3, 2020 7:34 PM

[quote]Instead, I'm picking my nose, eating

At first, I read this as I'm picking my nose and eating it.

by Anonymousreply 312November 3, 2020 7:45 PM

R312, no, as I believe it wouldn't be delicious. And then, what's the point?!

by Anonymousreply 313November 3, 2020 7:49 PM

I feel like crap and I’m supposed to be on two simultaneous remote election watch parties tonight.

by Anonymousreply 314November 3, 2020 8:29 PM

My left slipper is developing a hole from constant use. It isn't as whelming as I thought it would be.

by Anonymousreply 315November 3, 2020 9:32 PM

What are you using it for, r315?

by Anonymousreply 316November 3, 2020 9:38 PM

R315 Do you only have one leg? Or maybe you have two legs but only one foot? Your post is very confusing and leaves me whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 317November 3, 2020 11:01 PM

I got a little high today and went thrifting. Found a few neat things, like a cookie jar that looks like an old grandma

by Anonymousreply 318November 4, 2020 2:30 AM

I had to turn off the election coverage on MSNBC. Much more whelm than I could handle.

by Anonymousreply 319November 4, 2020 5:47 AM

This election is overwhelming me. I need to sign off on this thread now. Hopefully my ennui will return in a few days and I'll be back.

by Anonymousreply 320November 4, 2020 1:00 PM

Has anyone mentioned decluttering? I got in touch with a guy to whom I've given dishes and kitchen stuff before, and I'm downsizing a couple more boxes to him. I got in an overshopping frenzy while whelmed recently, and now have to clear stuff out. It helps my mind stay underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 321November 4, 2020 1:15 PM

Great idea, R321. That might help me become underwhelmed again, or at least just whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 322November 4, 2020 1:17 PM

Kieran White and Tilly Christmas marry, becoming Mr and Mrs White-Christmas

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by Anonymousreply 323November 5, 2020 8:23 PM

I'm gonna make an omelette right now; just thought I should let you all know.

by Anonymousreply 324November 5, 2020 8:30 PM

I just emailed the guy to whom I'm giving a bunch of dishes. I've invited him to come over on Sunday.


by Anonymousreply 325November 5, 2020 9:15 PM

It's still a bit too warm to change over to hardcore winter bedding so I will continue to do almost nothing.

by Anonymousreply 326November 5, 2020 11:24 PM

I tried rosewood essential oil in my diffuser today. Tomorrow maybe bergamot.

by Anonymousreply 327November 5, 2020 11:48 PM

That stench would overwhelm me big time, r327.

by Anonymousreply 328November 5, 2020 11:56 PM

My hamstrings are tight. I need to do some more stretches.

by Anonymousreply 329November 5, 2020 11:58 PM

i've stopped using diffusers. I had several. They do nothing for me - just a lot of hot air.

by Anonymousreply 330November 6, 2020 12:00 AM

I'm listening to ~Elgar. Not something I often do.

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by Anonymousreply 331November 6, 2020 12:01 AM

I'm softening my heel callouses by soaking my feet.

by Anonymousreply 332November 6, 2020 12:42 AM

I reduce my hard skin with a Dr Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot Filer. I have to use it twice a week to keep my problem under control and underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 333November 6, 2020 12:52 AM

R333, is it good? I have been eyeing it for a while but it's quite expensive.

by Anonymousreply 334November 6, 2020 12:54 AM

R333 I need to look into that. I tried that crappy Pedi Egg and it was useless. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 335November 6, 2020 12:57 AM

I’m really, realllllyyyyy, REALLLLLLLYYYYYY bored with food, finally. Shopping for it, cooking it, eating it and cleaning up afterwards. I truly do not want to be bothered.

by Anonymousreply 336November 6, 2020 12:57 AM

I feel the same way, r336. I am so sick of doing dishes, in particular. I bought cheese today, and am eating nothing but it, fruit, and nuts.

by Anonymousreply 337November 6, 2020 1:06 AM

R336 Yes! I keep Pedialyte in the fridge to supplement my handful of almonds every day.

by Anonymousreply 338November 6, 2020 1:07 AM

R334, R335 I live in Australia and go frequently barefoot and I do get cracked heels if I don't look after them. I tried pumice stone and pedi egg and the manual metal scraper.

The metal scraper removed excess skin but it left a rough surface which gets dirty easily.

The Dr Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot Filer (cost approx $35.49) smooths the skin down but you need to use it frequently (weekly). I use it in conjunction with a thick sorbalin-type cream to 'bind the cracks' together and lubricate the skin. I'm very happy with it.

by Anonymousreply 339November 6, 2020 1:08 AM

I eat quite a lot of Granola when I don't feel like cooking.

by Anonymousreply 340November 6, 2020 1:08 AM

R339 Thanks. I'm going to Amazon to look into that right now.

by Anonymousreply 341November 6, 2020 1:17 AM

R336, I hit that point in the summer. I pretty much eat the same few things every day. I just don’t want to think about food.

by Anonymousreply 342November 6, 2020 1:32 AM

Which same few things, r342?

by Anonymousreply 343November 6, 2020 1:34 AM

R343 I'm not R343 but here's my list: Nuts (almonds, cashews, Brazil), water, and a long slug of Pedialyte. I can't wait to get my taste buds back so I can crave something!

by Anonymousreply 344November 6, 2020 1:46 AM

R343, aptly underwhelming: oatmeal, cream cheese on raisin toast, soup, tuna sandwiches, pbj sandwiches, grilled cheese, baked beans. When I do cook it’s usually baked chicken or pork chops with a baked potato and a green vegetable. I will cook enough for 3 or 4 meals. I miss salad but it’s a lot of work and goes bad too quickly to make in big batches. I splurge on Sunday mornings with eggs and bacon or sausage.

by Anonymousreply 345November 6, 2020 1:50 AM

My big toe has a hangnail. I am contemplating cutting it off. I might let it stay "as-is" though.

by Anonymousreply 346November 6, 2020 1:54 AM

Thanks r345 and r344. I avoid eating bread, r345. I wish I could just do what you're doing. It would be so much easier.

by Anonymousreply 347November 6, 2020 1:56 AM

R346 If your hangnail doesn't hurt, let it go - but if you wear shoes it might be whelming.

by Anonymousreply 348November 6, 2020 1:59 AM

I live on Trader Joe’s frozen meals, out of my total boredom with prep, cleaning- even eating.

Their kung pao chicken is ok.

by Anonymousreply 349November 6, 2020 1:59 AM

I saw “Halloweentown” and was underwhelmed. I thought Tim Curry was supposed to sing -nope, different bad show.

by Anonymousreply 350November 6, 2020 2:03 AM

I'm watching NFL Thursday Night on Fox. Totally underwhelmed. I'm going back to CNN.

by Anonymousreply 351November 6, 2020 2:05 AM

Try Soylent

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by Anonymousreply 352November 6, 2020 2:44 AM

R352 is that you Anderson?

by Anonymousreply 353November 6, 2020 2:52 AM

My shower head fell out of the holder and hit me on the forehead. No bruise. But it woke me up.

by Anonymousreply 354November 6, 2020 6:03 AM

Went to McDonalds this morning and bought a Sausage McMuffin with Egg and a large coffee. Then I went to the beach and sat and watched the birds while I ate. Then I took a walk on the beach. Very relaxing.

by Anonymousreply 355November 6, 2020 2:51 PM

*it winds up underwhelming, promise*

Seattle has rats and I see them whenever I step out to smoke at night. They are not the menacing Amway-selling gray Chicago super rats with war bandages everyone complained about. These are chunky, fuzzy, brown creatures that happen to be rats.

by Anonymousreply 356November 6, 2020 3:08 PM


I bought a landline phone from Amazon that stopped working within hours so I had to return it to a little shop near Hammersmith Bridge, (which is falling down, so you can't cross it, but I didn't want to cross it so it doesn't matter). Big kerfuffle at the shop scanning into some machine and God knows what else.

Walked back along the Thames. Lovely Autumn smell in the air. Kicking the leaves as I went. Terribly gay I felt.

Went into a sort of fancy supermarket/deli to buy some jars I'd bought earlier this year. He said I was lucky because he was putting them away, so I had to rifle through a box of them. I bought some of what looked like Prosciutto, I asked him what it was exactly, he said he didn't know in English. So I said what language do you speak and he said Romanian and I said I don't speak Romanian, neither did the other guy who was having an incredibly involved conversation with.

We're supposed to be in 'Lockdown' but everywhere was very lively and gay. I stopped in McDonald's and got a 1/4 pounder w cheese, I said "make sure it's hot" - but it wasn't hot so I returned it. In the meantime, I dropped half of my fries on the floor. When she brought me the hot burger I asked for more fries as they had grown cold (the ones that hadn't fallen on the floor). She made a huge fuss about this, ranting at me with her mask on and thru the plexiglass with her foreign accent, I couldn't understand a word she was saying. Anyway, she replaced them in the end. Brought it all home. Absolutely delicious.

by Anonymousreply 357November 6, 2020 4:07 PM

R357 whelms.

by Anonymousreply 358November 6, 2020 4:09 PM

[quote][R357] whelms.

Sort of. Not really. Pretty underwhelming really, just more than most people post. More underwhelming things happened when I got home after I finished my burger, but I stopped myself before I really entered whelming territory.

by Anonymousreply 359November 6, 2020 4:16 PM

R359 Why did you care about your burger and fries being hot if you weren't going to eat them until you got home? Or do you live next door or above McDonalds?

by Anonymousreply 360November 6, 2020 4:18 PM

I live very close and walked at a great pace.

by Anonymousreply 361November 6, 2020 4:20 PM

The "London" whelmer seeks attention and admiration and it mildly irritates me. I wish he'd stop.

by Anonymousreply 362November 6, 2020 4:45 PM

Why would you return an Amazon purchase to a local shop?

by Anonymousreply 363November 6, 2020 4:52 PM

Why would you buy old jars of food taken off the shelve?

by Anonymousreply 364November 6, 2020 5:00 PM

...taken off the shelves.

by Anonymousreply 365November 6, 2020 5:01 PM

Oops look at all this ATTENTION I'm getting R362!!

They use all sorts of places for Amazon returns here, R363. It's odd.

They're not old jars, they're new empty jars, R364.

by Anonymousreply 366November 6, 2020 5:03 PM

Calm down everyone.

by Anonymousreply 367November 6, 2020 5:33 PM

So far, it’s baked cod on kalamata bread with bagged salad.

by Anonymousreply 368November 6, 2020 5:44 PM

I ate half a muffin, did some edits on a freelance job and now I’m sitting here trying not to get whelmed waiting to finally hear we’re rid of that awful thing in the White House. It can’t happen fast enough and it’s guaranteed to be whelming.

by Anonymousreply 369November 6, 2020 5:49 PM

My nephew has the COVID.

by Anonymousreply 370November 6, 2020 7:41 PM

Boris is trying so hard to bump the news of Hair Furor's humiliating loss off the front page!

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by Anonymousreply 371November 6, 2020 8:22 PM


I made a chicken and vegetable soup. I'm waiting for it to cool down.

by Anonymousreply 372November 6, 2020 8:49 PM

That's whelming, r370. But best wishes to your family.

by Anonymousreply 373November 6, 2020 8:54 PM

R370 That's terrible news. I understand why you would want to be underwhelmed in the face of it. I hope you and your family are supporting him as best you can.

by Anonymousreply 374November 6, 2020 9:01 PM

Thanks. He’s young. He has no symptoms beyond fatigue. So I’m not whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 375November 6, 2020 9:49 PM

R375 Did he test positive?

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by Anonymousreply 377November 6, 2020 9:54 PM

R375 I'm not minimizing it but if fatigue is his only symptom he recover at home in quarantine. No hospitalization or ventilator. The bad news is he may never get over the fatigue and that often leads to depression. It's good he has you to give him support through this.

by Anonymousreply 378November 6, 2020 10:04 PM

I discovered cheddar vegie straws at Aldi (as opposed to regular vegie straws). At first taste I was overwhelmed but now I'm in a blissful underwhelming fog. They're salty and crunchy and wonderful. I may fall asleep with one in my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 379November 6, 2020 10:08 PM

R194 here. The room divider is up and looks great, but the desk is longer than I thought it would be. I will move the desk this weekend. I don’t want to block any sunlight with the room divider. Plus, where the desk is now, I get direct sunlight in my eyes around 1 pm. Overall, both purchases are a success.

by Anonymousreply 380November 7, 2020 2:28 AM

My hangnail remains. I'm not whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 381November 7, 2020 5:05 AM

Waiting for snow to start.

by Anonymousreply 382November 7, 2020 5:06 PM

Where are you R382? I envy you your snow.

by Anonymousreply 383November 7, 2020 5:07 PM

Rocky mountains! Snow started!

by Anonymousreply 384November 7, 2020 5:38 PM

R381 I'm so sorry about the hangnail but there's nothing I can do except condole you.

by Anonymousreply 385November 7, 2020 6:11 PM

Bit of a blizzard now...snow swirling and blowing. I have nowhere to go and all the time in the world today...

by Anonymousreply 386November 7, 2020 9:11 PM

I keep missing skip intro while binging episodes on Netflix....sigh.

by Anonymousreply 387November 7, 2020 11:37 PM

Started out with a Mike's Hard Lemonade to cheer the victory of Biden. Now I'm drunk.

by Anonymousreply 388November 8, 2020 12:31 AM

I can’t believe anyone sat through this execrable “It, Chapter Two.” It’s on cable & it is the worst scenery chewing since the Tyrannosaurus rex ate the guy on the toilet in Jurassic Park

by Anonymousreply 389November 8, 2020 4:13 AM

Bought a few different eighths of weed, some Five Guys burger/fries, and a bag of jelly beans.

Yes, I’m stuffed, but I look inside my fridge every time I step out to toke. I should make crescent rolls.

by Anonymousreply 390November 8, 2020 5:32 AM

I had chicken piccata for dinner. Not overcooked. Good capers. With asparagus and roasted red peppers.

by Anonymousreply 391November 8, 2020 7:24 AM

I’ve been disappointed with the low quality of recent take-out food.

by Anonymousreply 392November 8, 2020 3:59 PM

R392 Me, too. I don't know why I continue eating it but I do. I'm either addicted or incredibly lazy.

by Anonymousreply 393November 8, 2020 4:09 PM

My local BBQ chain now charges extra for sides that used to be included, and I’m convinced they’re watering down the sauce.

by Anonymousreply 394November 8, 2020 4:16 PM

It's snowing in central Nevada on November 8.

I disagree with the song "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!" They should have at least tried to stop the snow from falling.

by Anonymousreply 395November 8, 2020 4:28 PM


We had steak and chips (fries) for lunch = it wasn't good, not sure if it was my cooking or if they were bad steaks. For pud we had treacle tart with double CREAM. Two things I never have, so it was such a treat! I'd bought the cream for a soup recipe, that's why I had it in the house and I couldn't be fagged making custard.

by Anonymousreply 396November 8, 2020 5:58 PM

Mushroom pot pie, bacon and eggs for breakfast. Coffee.

by Anonymousreply 397November 8, 2020 7:29 PM

How sad this thread devolved into listing what we've eaten. I'm beyond whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 398November 8, 2020 8:32 PM

[quote]Mushroom pot pie, bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Pie and bacon and eggs for breakfast. You have a hearty appetite!

by Anonymousreply 399November 8, 2020 8:55 PM

Scoured my kitchen sinks and counters. Done for the day! Enjoying a nice glass of Gewurzreminer. I deserve it!

by Anonymousreply 400November 8, 2020 9:44 PM

R400 Yes, you do deserve it after all that work.

Tomorrow is garbage day on my street so I need to clean the litter box tonight. I'd rather share a glass of wine with you...

by Anonymousreply 401November 9, 2020 12:40 AM

I’m lying on my bed, 10 minutes before lunch, home-working.

by Anonymousreply 402November 9, 2020 11:55 AM

It's time to cover my outside AC unit. Although the weather was unseasonably warm this past week, that will end today. It will be cool and rainy tomorrow and Thursday. Sigh.

by Anonymousreply 403November 10, 2020 8:29 PM

weather updates are best when delivered with a location.

by Anonymousreply 404November 11, 2020 4:42 AM

Someone really ought to do my laundry.

by Anonymousreply 405November 11, 2020 4:43 AM


Drove out to late-night Sainsbury's in Hayes Mx. I like big suburban supermarkets at night. There's a McDonald's there so I did my once a week McDonald's as well. yes, the burger was cold as usual and I had to return it. Should have sent back the fries as well.

by Anonymousreply 406November 11, 2020 4:51 AM

These threads never link back to the previous. F/F.

by Anonymousreply 407November 11, 2020 4:54 AM

R407 there is no need to link to previous threads. That would in fact be whelming.

by Anonymousreply 408November 11, 2020 5:13 AM

I just dozed off watching TV and I think I dreamed about my first trip to Vegas. Weird, seemed so real.

by Anonymousreply 409November 11, 2020 5:14 AM

I really should go to bed, as I have to get up earlier than usual tomorrow, but I'm really comfortable here in my comfy chair, cool jazz on Pandora, reading the DL. Also, going to bed early is whelming.

by Anonymousreply 410November 11, 2020 9:08 AM

[quote]Most queens like saying autumn.

That's because DLer's can't say "I'm in the Fall of my life" without seeming even odder.

by Anonymousreply 411November 11, 2020 9:23 AM

Did anyone refer back to "part one" after r8 provided a link?

by Anonymousreply 412November 11, 2020 10:15 AM

who the hell looks back at Part I?

they must be extremely underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 413November 11, 2020 10:29 AM

I’m supposed to be working, but I’m taking a break, sitting beside an open window, listening to Mozart. There’s a nice breeze. I like Scotland at this time of year, before winter bites.

My neighbours are having their garden destroyed to create a parking space. Sigh. None of the workmen are attractive. Sigh.

The nice old lollipop man has just walked up the street.

by Anonymousreply 414November 11, 2020 11:16 AM

Is a lollipop man a:

1. Man who sells lollipops

2. Man who always eats lollipops

3. Man who looks like a lollipop

4. Pedophile?

by Anonymousreply 415November 11, 2020 11:30 AM

R415, you have whelmed me, quite unnecessarily.

In Americanese, a lollipop man is a crossing guard, I believe. In any case, the lollipop man helps kids cross the road on the way to school, brandishing a big lollipop (sign on a stick) at any cars which drive whelmingly close.

by Anonymousreply 416November 11, 2020 11:34 AM

I'm eating Whitaker's Berry Forest chocolate. It's a New Zealand chocolate with berries and bits of chocolate biscuit embedded. In other words: heroin. It needs to be banned.

by Anonymousreply 417November 11, 2020 12:01 PM

R416, how fascinating!

Please do not be whelmed. It all sounds very routine and pedestrian.

by Anonymousreply 418November 11, 2020 12:09 PM


I had a bag full of napkins. I moved it from its usual place and now I can't find it. I had to buy new ones last night at Sainsbury's. It's SO annoying.

by Anonymousreply 419November 11, 2020 12:47 PM

R406 Why do you keep going to that same McDonalds for their cold burgers and then complain? Did it ever occur to you that they're playing with you?

by Anonymousreply 420November 11, 2020 1:18 PM

[quote]In Americanese, a lollipop man is a crossing guard, I believe. In any case, the lollipop man helps kids cross the road on the way to school, brandishing a big lollipop (sign on a stick) at any cars which drive whelmingly close.

R416 From this day forward, crossing guards in my neighborhood will be known as Lollipop Men.

by Anonymousreply 421November 11, 2020 1:22 PM
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by Anonymousreply 422November 11, 2020 1:55 PM

That’s him!

by Anonymousreply 423November 11, 2020 1:57 PM

R404, apologies. I'm in northern NJ. It's a bleak day here. I will miss my daily walk for the next couple of days. No sun again until Saturday.

by Anonymousreply 424November 11, 2020 1:57 PM

I’m cleaning the sliders of my sash windows with a toothbrush.

by Anonymousreply 425November 11, 2020 2:30 PM


i´m eating myself...

by Anonymousreply 426November 11, 2020 2:30 PM

I keep waiting to feel energized. Grey skies don’t help.

by Anonymousreply 427November 11, 2020 5:12 PM

R425 I use a Q-tip. I like the toothbrush idea.

by Anonymousreply 428November 11, 2020 6:34 PM

Headache day. Could be the weather (rainy).

by Anonymousreply 429November 11, 2020 6:35 PM

It's also raining in our nation's capital. However, that is the least of Washington's problems right now.

by Anonymousreply 430November 11, 2020 6:43 PM

Dark and rainy in NY, LHV. Perfect day for a chicken noodle soup and PBJ lunch combo. No matter how old I get that will always be one of my favorite things for lunch.

by Anonymousreply 431November 11, 2020 7:50 PM

[quote]NY, LHV. Perfect day for a chicken noodle soup and PBJ

Maybe you could translate those letters into real words?

by Anonymousreply 432November 11, 2020 7:52 PM

R432 PBJ = Peanut Butter & Jelly. Where do you live?

by Anonymousreply 433November 11, 2020 7:55 PM

& what's NY, LHV?

by Anonymousreply 434November 11, 2020 7:57 PM


Louis H. Vuitton?

by Anonymousreply 435November 11, 2020 7:58 PM

[quote] Where do you live?


by Anonymousreply 436November 11, 2020 7:58 PM

PBJ is too sweet for soup.

by Anonymousreply 437November 11, 2020 7:59 PM

Umm, r436 honey?

by Anonymousreply 438November 11, 2020 7:59 PM

[quote]PBJ is too sweet for soup.

He dips his PBJ in the soup? How does this work?

by Anonymousreply 439November 11, 2020 8:01 PM

Who knew that the combination of peanut butter and jelly and chicken noodle soup could whelm so many people in this thread?

by Anonymousreply 440November 11, 2020 8:13 PM

[quote]and chicken noodle soup

Do you mean CNS?

by Anonymousreply 441November 11, 2020 8:16 PM

Why are vacuum bags so expensive? I re-use them, but still.

I have a Eureka "The Boss" Mighty Mite

by Anonymousreply 442November 11, 2020 8:30 PM

If I have occasion to type PB&J, I use the &. But I hardly ever do, as it's not something I eat, with or without soup. I have to admit, I find it a strange pairing with anything savory. Whenever I have eaten a PB&J, I ate it by itself.

Not whelmed, btw.

by Anonymousreply 443November 11, 2020 8:33 PM

We never had jelly as kids, only jam...can I still use PB&J if I don't use jelly? Feeling whelmed...

by Anonymousreply 444November 11, 2020 8:53 PM

Cleaned the litter box. Reduced the whelm significantly in the house. Nap time! zzzz...purrrrzzz...zzzz

by Anonymousreply 445November 11, 2020 8:55 PM

Oh, yes, r444. I didn't use peanut butter, but I liked strawberry and raspberry jam. If I had to eat a PB&J, it would be made with strawberry jam.

Don't be whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 446November 11, 2020 8:57 PM


I still haven't found my napkins. I feel like little Lucy.

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by Anonymousreply 447November 11, 2020 9:18 PM

[quote] In a stroke of luck yesterday I was in the cleaning supply aisle just as they were re-stocking the store brand clorox disinfecting wipes

I bought a canister of store brand disinfecting wipes, a canister of Clorox disinfect wipes & a canister of store brand all purpose cleaning wipes that don’t need to disinfect anything. And i bought 2 small bottles and 2 big bottles of hand sanitizer and a bottle of bleach.

by Anonymousreply 448November 11, 2020 10:18 PM

They had 70% alcohol in the supermarket this morning so I scooped one up. I was almost whelmed until I saw they wanted $3.49 for a pint. To avoid the whelm, I put it back.

I still have a couple of quarts under the sink from when it was $1.29 for a quart. And I forgot to get the store brand dry mouth rinse, so overall it was an underwhelming trip.

by Anonymousreply 449November 11, 2020 10:28 PM

I am going to Paris next September, dog willing. Until then I will be mulling over where to purchase the best apricot jam for my morning croissant.

by Anonymousreply 450November 11, 2020 11:16 PM


by Anonymousreply 451November 11, 2020 11:20 PM

My car needs an oil change.

by Anonymousreply 452November 11, 2020 11:22 PM

R445, I scoop the litter box nightly. It's much less whelming. I bought small trash bags at the dollar store, about 300 bags. I scoop the box into one of those and take it down the hall to the trash chute around 10 pm. Even the cat finds the litter box less whelming.

by Anonymousreply 453November 11, 2020 11:46 PM

You had better be using paper bags & not plastic

by Anonymousreply 454November 11, 2020 11:54 PM

I can't imagine what you're implying, r454. 😤

by Anonymousreply 455November 11, 2020 11:58 PM

[quote]I still haven't found my napkins.

R447 Are these dinner napkins or sanitary napkins? That would have bearing on my whelmo-meter.

by Anonymousreply 456November 12, 2020 12:59 AM

... and if dinner napkins, are they your grandmother's fine white linen damask napkins from 1950 or a family-sized bag of paper napkins from Costco?

That would definitely matter on my whelmo-meter.

(Thank you for that word, R456.)

by Anonymousreply 457November 12, 2020 8:46 AM

Thank you for your concern re my napkins.

They were very nice stylish good quality napkins I bought over the years from a German kitchen shop called Butler's. Butler's have abandoned Britain now, so I can't replace them.

I STILL have no idea where I put them.

I wonder if they'll ever appear again. Various things have vanished from my kitchen over the years. I lost about 6 potato peelers - literally. Hardly something I'd find "under the bed" or in a jacket pocket, are they?

by Anonymousreply 458November 12, 2020 11:39 AM

R458, maybe you have a pack rat. It’s a real thing! When I was a kid my grandparents were renovating their summer cottage and inside one of the walls found all sorts of shit like socks, a gold chain, nail files, etc. that the contractor said was the work of a pack rat.

by Anonymousreply 459November 12, 2020 2:28 PM

R458 It was very sad when Butlers left Great Britain. Positively overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 460November 12, 2020 2:40 PM

R453, I use the doggie poo bags when I scoop Cos's cat litter box. I think they are bio-degradeable but I'm not sure. Maybe should look for those. I, too, scoop every night; usually around 5 or 6 pm.

As for PB&J, I like it with coffee in the morning.

by Anonymousreply 461November 12, 2020 2:50 PM

[quote]As for PB&J, I like it with coffee in the morning.

That works. Soup, no.

by Anonymousreply 462November 12, 2020 3:34 PM

Butlers is still in Dublin, so take a trip.

by Anonymousreply 463November 12, 2020 3:50 PM

Speaking of family-sized bags of napkins from Costco, the Kirkland option simply isn’t up to Vanity Fair quality, but Vanity Fair is a Koch Industries product. What to do? (Sorry if this whelms.)

by Anonymousreply 464November 12, 2020 4:15 PM

I bought a bag of paper napkins from my local grocery store. They smelled like gasoline. I threw them away. Now I use Bounty half-size paper towels for napkins. If I ever have guests again, I've got a set of cloth napkins stashed in the linen closet.

by Anonymousreply 465November 12, 2020 4:36 PM

Just had tomato and onion on sourdough....ahh!! The advantage of working fr home. No one cares abt your breath!

by Anonymousreply 466November 12, 2020 7:43 PM

The Desire: A controllable LED lamp bulb in color. I wanted Optimism-In-Depression-Era-USA orange with maybe a touch of pink for rosy finger tips and shit.

Purchased Result: An OK bulb that also tries to grab bluetooth signals from any other appliance. Yes, “OH, Daddy” sounds are uplifting, but they should come from my airpods - not the lamp.

by Anonymousreply 467November 12, 2020 8:24 PM

Scotland has finally qualified for a major football tournament (Euro 2021) for the first time since 1998! And we'll go out in the first round. But still.

by Anonymousreply 468November 12, 2020 10:09 PM

Congrats, R468. I'm looking forward to watching them. I'm sure they'll fight valiantly and leave an impression, like the brave Icelanders.

What are the Scottish fans like? Loud? Endearing? Funny?

by Anonymousreply 469November 12, 2020 11:39 PM

R458, oh dear, that's rather whelming. Not as bad as losing Grandma's irreplaceable, spotless, mid-century-quality, heavy and luxurious white linen, but much worse than losing paper napkins from Costco or anywhere else. Good quality, reasonably priced fabric napkins are hard to find. I hope they turn up soon.

Or, perhaps, you could have fun choosing some new, nice cotton napkins online, which is whelming in a good way. So many choices!

by Anonymousreply 470November 13, 2020 12:17 AM

I'd say they're roughly as hooligan-ish as the English ones, R469. But I think everyone will just be excited to finally see Scotland in the Euros. I think the fans will go into it with a sense of humour, because we know the team is unlikely to go far, but it'll be fun nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 471November 13, 2020 1:34 AM

I FOUND the napkins! Just now. I'm floating on air!...

Thank you to all the people who've been so kind and have shown so much concern over this. Your warmth and support have been overwhelming. I'll never forget it.

by Anonymousreply 472November 13, 2020 3:50 AM

London, we need to know where they were!

by Anonymousreply 473November 13, 2020 4:07 AM

R96 Here in The States, horrible pop music is played everywhere. Why must we be assaulted with this when nobody asked for it? Just leave the music off. It’s tacky and imposing and presumptuous. I do not need to feel taunted by Ariana Grande as I shop for Albacore.

by Anonymousreply 474November 13, 2020 5:18 AM

R472 If you thought we (DL) showed "warmth and support" over your lost napkins, wait until you come to us with a real problem like how to get rid of a dead body. We'll whelm you with suggestions.

by Anonymousreply 475November 13, 2020 9:24 AM

[quote]London, we need to know where they were!

They were in a cupboard in my kitchen at the side. Whether I looked in there for them, I can't remember. The point is to concentrate when you move something, not be thinking about other things, or the mind doesn't register.

They smelt a bit musty so they're all in the machine as I type.

I also discovered new tea-towels in my laundry basket that I'd forgotten about, so I threw out some of the old ones.

This is all too exciting and overwhelming for this thread. I apologise. I'll try to tone it down in future.

by Anonymousreply 476November 13, 2020 9:53 AM

[quote][R96] Here in The States, horrible pop music is played everywhere. Why must we be assaulted with this when nobody asked for it? Just leave the music off. It’s tacky and imposing and presumptuous. I do not need to feel taunted by Ariana Grande as I shop for Albacore.

People used to be pissy about muzak in the 70s, but it was designed not to interfere, not sear thru you like this modern shit...and I miss it greatly.

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by Anonymousreply 477November 13, 2020 9:58 AM

^^ seems that 70s muzak has a major fanbase on YT


[quote]this album is a youtube holy grail.

[quote]Imagine this playing in Walmart instead of Maroon 5 -

response: I would go everyday

by Anonymousreply 478November 13, 2020 10:03 AM

Regarding music in stores -- I go to Menards for hardware but I stay for the music. They have a great bouncy playlist. My grocery store, on the other hand, plays indie music. Sometimes the lyrics overwhelm me and I find myself crying while pushing my cart down the aisle.

by Anonymousreply 479November 13, 2020 10:15 AM

The sound of r477 takes me back to my adolescence.

I didn’t come here to be subliminally whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 480November 13, 2020 10:16 AM

It used to be best when you could actually recognize the tune.

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by Anonymousreply 481November 13, 2020 10:19 AM

[quote]I didn’t come here to be subliminally whelmed.

C'mon, R480...this will make you smile.

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by Anonymousreply 483November 13, 2020 10:24 AM

Well, it's definitely Friday the 13th here in northern NJ. Power went out around 7:30 am and came back on about 10:25 am. Thank God for a gas stove. I was able to boil water for instant coffee (not a fan) and cook a scrambled egg for breakfast.

Last time it happened, I was running the dishwasher. Had to run them through a second washing and they looked not quite clean. I need to do some laundry but figure I'll wait an hour or two, just to be on the safe side.

by Anonymousreply 484November 13, 2020 3:08 PM

I just got back from getting a haircut. Three barbers and I was the only customer. My barber, the owner, is only coming in two days a week now.

Going there and coming back was underwhelming, too: no traffic.

by Anonymousreply 485November 13, 2020 3:18 PM

I need a haircut desperately. I went online yesterday to make an appointment at the same place I've been going to for 20 years, where the same guy has been cutting my hair the entire time. I found out it closed permanently a couple of months ago. I was so whelmed I had to lie down for a while.

by Anonymousreply 486November 13, 2020 3:22 PM


I have a lot of trouble finding duvet covers I like. That are comfortable. No man-made fibres, not too high thread count...on and on it goes. So I bought a great expense a repeat of the one I've got from fancy pantsy Cologne & Cotton (or rather fake fancy pantsy) and...they've reduced the quality. Scratchy. Nasty. Cheap feeling. £70 for that thank you very much.

Then last week, I saw a duvet cover at Sainsbury's supermarket in Hayes. It was more a sort of flannel I think. Brushed cotton? Not expensive. So I took the plunge and...it's perfect. Warm and soft and cosy. So I thought, go back and get another. Unfortunately, there weren't any there, they'd been replaced by "Christmas duvets covers" - some had bunnies on them or foxes.... scenes of winter. There's no way I'm buying them. Why on earth do we need Christmas duvet covers?

by Anonymousreply 487November 13, 2020 3:45 PM

I’ve decided I don’t like the hairs growing from my areolas.

by Anonymousreply 488November 13, 2020 3:49 PM

^neither do we

by Anonymousreply 489November 13, 2020 4:00 PM

R488 I believe the plural of the word areola is 'areolae' although your spelling is more popular. Regardless, I'm curious about when you first noticed these hairs and what do you intend to do about them?

by Anonymousreply 490November 13, 2020 4:25 PM

This talk of areolas/areolae is starting to make me feel whelmed. Can we go back to talking about duvet covers?

by Anonymousreply 491November 13, 2020 4:34 PM

R491 I think R487 covered the topic of duvet covers: Scratchy vs soft, flannel vs brushed cotton, seasonal designs vs classic patterns. What else is there to discuss?

Whereas there is much to ruminate about R488's areola issue while we kick back on the recliner with a warm cup of cocoa.

by Anonymousreply 492November 13, 2020 4:48 PM

About 50 years ago, r490. Probably tweeze.

by Anonymousreply 493November 13, 2020 4:49 PM


by Anonymousreply 494November 13, 2020 4:51 PM

I like a plain white duvet cover now. I by queen size for my king size duvet. Easy to wash and bleach when my tiny beasts decide to throw up on it (usually just after a fresh wash).

by Anonymousreply 495November 13, 2020 5:45 PM

So do I, R495 - that's all I ever have, but this Sainsbury's one I bought wasn't too jazzy - but I draw the line at Christmas scenes. Hopefully, they'll put the plainer ones back after Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 496November 13, 2020 6:09 PM

Wait a minute, you buy a duvet cover that is a size too small for your down comforter aka duvet? This might whelm.

by Anonymousreply 497November 13, 2020 6:19 PM

Trying to insert a comforter into a duvet cover that's too small is one of the most whelming activities I can imagine.

by Anonymousreply 498November 13, 2020 6:23 PM

I find the whole duvet-comforter dance to be too much work. It interferes with my drinking, gardening and television watching.

by Anonymousreply 499November 13, 2020 6:26 PM

You are a large manta ray, putting on your jacket with corners matchy matchy and, if you go with 100% linen, you rrrrrrrolllll the bedding loosely because it’s going to last forever and it remembers repeats on the crease.

by Anonymousreply 500November 13, 2020 6:29 PM


All the leaves have fallen off my trees in my garden and now I can see the sky! They've grown so tall, my neighbours on both sides have complained. I had no idea when I put them in that they'd grow taller than the house.

Funny thing though, having substantial trees in a very small garden makes the garden look bigger and more substantial and they're in the north so they don't take anyone's sun if that makes sense.

by Anonymousreply 501November 13, 2020 6:42 PM

R499 I have a few things to add to the duvet conversation but I'm still hung up on R488 tweezing his areola hairs. I hope to get off both topics by making a vodka tonic and finding a mind-numbing movie on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 502November 13, 2020 8:02 PM

I tried on a new coat at REI and it looked good, but I’m too fat to deserve it, so I’ll make due. It’s not like I’m going anywhere this winter.

by Anonymousreply 503November 13, 2020 8:11 PM

what's REI?

by Anonymousreply 504November 13, 2020 8:13 PM

R504 Do you own a Google machine? Oh wait, I understand. I'm cuddled on the couch with two cats, watching Jeopardy.

REI is Recreational Equipment Inc. It's a store for people who have a lot of energy.

by Anonymousreply 505November 13, 2020 11:26 PM

"REI is Recreational Equipment Inc. It's a store for people who have a lot of energy."

Best description possible.

by Anonymousreply 506November 13, 2020 11:43 PM

Where can I get bimatoprost (Lumigan, Latisse) online without an Rx & for a decent price?

by Anonymousreply 507November 14, 2020 3:10 AM

REI: Where pants I want are ALWAYS better for the planet than the last pair I purchased.

by Anonymousreply 508November 14, 2020 7:00 AM

I find duvet cover wrestling too whelming as well. I buy cheap comforters at Target. They are reversible and come in many colors, so you can vary your bed's color scheme at will. With a top sheet, they're the perfect weight for summer and the perfect weight for winter when a blanket is added. I like to have a lot of covers on the bed. It's cozy.

by Anonymousreply 509November 14, 2020 9:34 AM

It's Saturday. I don't do anything on Saturdays but monitor DL all day long while eating leftovers. I will live in my bathrobe. Tomorrow, when I wash it, I'll re-live all today's meals by their stains.

by Anonymousreply 510November 14, 2020 1:57 PM

Sounds like a perfect way to spend Saturday to me, R510.

by Anonymousreply 511November 14, 2020 3:45 PM

R511 I understand DL's obsession with caftans but I've always preferred bathrobes. Less whelming than caftans.

by Anonymousreply 512November 14, 2020 3:52 PM

[quote]I've always preferred bathrobes. Less whelming than caftans.

Also less "eldergay who has officially given up on life."

by Anonymousreply 513November 14, 2020 4:54 PM

Re: queen size duvet cover for king size duvet. You have no idea how much more fluffy and cosy this is. I also have a queen size bed tho. Would look silly on king bed. I dislike how flat and reform school looking a queen duvet is in queen cover.

by Anonymousreply 514November 14, 2020 5:07 PM

Lesson in duvet cover changing: I follow the Martha Stewart method learned yrs ago from her tv program. Turn cover inside out. Match and hold 2 corners with the duvet and pull cover over duvet until you can hold and shake it in. Ensure you match corners and edges as you go along. Takes 2 mins with one person. Fabulous! And ensure you button or zip cover side or else small beasts snuggle in between there and get surprised when you come to bed and panic!!

by Anonymousreply 515November 14, 2020 5:11 PM

Oh, is it Saturday? I hadn’t noticed.

by Anonymousreply 516November 14, 2020 6:02 PM

r474 reminds of something I have wanted to get off my chest for ages.

Winter Wonderland, Baby It's Cold Outside, Frosty the Snowman and more ARE NOT Christmas Songs, they're Winter songs.

Oh, Holy Night, Silent Night, White Christmas, I'll be Home For Christmas are Christmas songs.

by Anonymousreply 517November 14, 2020 9:17 PM

Also Sleigh Ride, R517. That is, it's a winter Song. And Jingle Bells, too - maybe the original winter song.

But now you've got me thinking about Christmas, which is a bit whelming this year. More than a bit, actually.

by Anonymousreply 518November 14, 2020 10:49 PM


This disappeared from my thread watcher - lucky I got a few WWs (thank you) to remind me of you all. The guy who thinks I'm too "cutesy" will be thrilled to see me back, that's for sure.

I wish someone hadn't mentioned bathrobes. Along with duvet covers that's an even bigger problem for me and one I haven't conquered. Yet again, they have to be 100% cotton. But they seem to make them too big and heavy these days, so I sweat like a pig in them. I had a perfect one but it's so old and disgusting, I even dyed it because the colour had washed out and it looked so sordid - but it's full of holes. I've bought so many replacements but they're all failures. Funnily enough France is a great place to buy them, but I haven't been back for about ten years.

by Anonymousreply 519November 15, 2020 12:31 AM


R519, You wouldn’t have forgotten about us, thread watcher or not, WW’s or not...whatever. You love this thread like it is cocaine.

by Anonymousreply 520November 15, 2020 1:01 AM

[quote]You love this thread like it is cocaine.


& I never liked cocaine. I'm speedy enough.

by Anonymousreply 521November 15, 2020 1:18 AM

I trimmed my toenails.

by Anonymousreply 522November 15, 2020 1:45 AM

Speaking of cocaine, "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow" is not a Christmas song, it's a Winter song.

oh, I gave you a WW, r522.

by Anonymousreply 523November 15, 2020 2:07 AM

Sorry to whelm you r518.

by Anonymousreply 524November 15, 2020 2:09 AM

Stuffing tonight - portobellos, pork sausage, onion, celery, box o fake stuffing, and butter....

I should have it ready by 9pm. A shitty job schedule lets me eat at an appropriate time - if I lived in Spain.

by Anonymousreply 525November 15, 2020 2:52 AM

I went to a fish restaurant with a friend tonight. I had the chicken (mediocre if I were being kind) and he had seafood pasta, which he said was great. We came back to my apartment and he's been destroying my bathroom every twenty minutes since. I barely laughed at him at all. But thank goddess for incense.

by Anonymousreply 526November 15, 2020 7:06 AM


I think fish is very dodgy right now since Corona, here in England anyway. I'm going to stop buying it.

by Anonymousreply 527November 15, 2020 7:31 AM

Fish are susceptible to covid? Any more than cows or chickens? I hadn't heard any can get covid.

by Anonymousreply 528November 15, 2020 7:37 AM

No, the fish supply seems to have been fucked. Makes sense. Even the salmon I bought at Sainsbury's was off once I got it to the table. I keep having these experiences. Fish is OFF the menu chez-moi.

by Anonymousreply 529November 15, 2020 7:56 AM

R519, Vermont Country Store sells old-fashioned cotton seersucker robes that aren't heavy at all.

by Anonymousreply 530November 15, 2020 8:52 AM

Seersucker whelms my nipular areas.

not r519

by Anonymousreply 531November 15, 2020 12:02 PM

[quote]Vermont Country Store sells old-fashioned cotton seersucker robes that aren't heavy at all.

Thank you - but international shipping costs and import duties for a robe that might not even fit right is too whelming to even think about.

I've been searching British sites - look at this motherfucker and why is the belt so high, that's another problem I have, my waist is not just below my nipples.

And I'll bet it weighs a ton.

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by Anonymousreply 532November 15, 2020 12:11 PM

I'm so tired of "London", the sad, attention-seeking virgin aunt.

by Anonymousreply 533November 15, 2020 12:45 PM

R533 = Jealous queen who hasn't had sex since the 80s...even that was awful.

by Anonymousreply 534November 15, 2020 1:23 PM

There's something about "London" that reminds me of "Frenchie" or maybe it's just that they're both sad, attention-seekers as described by R533.

by Anonymousreply 535November 15, 2020 1:26 PM

hi R533! - I have no life apart from on here either.

by Anonymousreply 536November 15, 2020 1:35 PM

I think we're on the verge of whelming "London". He's starting to crack...

by Anonymousreply 537November 15, 2020 1:41 PM

"Underwhelmed" isn't the kind of thread r533 is trying to turn it into. It isn't supposed to be, at least.

by Anonymousreply 538November 15, 2020 1:51 PM

It's Sunday morning and I'm watching a block of episodes of The Office for the umpteenth time. I rely on this series to underwhelm me on a Sunday morning. There's something comforting about it.

by Anonymousreply 539November 15, 2020 2:15 PM

no grease

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by Anonymousreply 540November 15, 2020 3:00 PM

You’ve keyed into “robe” instead of “comfy coat with pockets and a belt”.

Issey Miyake made awesome over-sized jackets for men in linen. It’s not a robe, but you get away with popping out for smokes in it.

by Anonymousreply 541November 15, 2020 3:08 PM

R540 Your link reminds me of the "Yule Log" that used to be featured on WGN - Channel 9 - in Chicago every Christmas. We'd have it on in the background all day. Totally calming and underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 542November 15, 2020 3:48 PM

Are Redkin Gloss & Sebastian Cellophanes the same kind of hair product?

My stylist retired & moved and I lost that shiny look I used to have

by Anonymousreply 543November 15, 2020 4:51 PM

R543 Looks like someone needs to purchase both products and do a comparison test. Please report back.

by Anonymousreply 544November 15, 2020 6:53 PM

[quote]I think we're on the verge of whelming "London". He's starting to crack...

No, I don't think so, "we". But obviously this is all you have in your life, so of course you're going to be jealous when someone more interesting and powerful turns up and takes the attention away from you, you start screeching about "attention"...so I'm going to let you get on with it. Try to get out a little.

by Anonymousreply 545November 15, 2020 6:58 PM

There used to be a stylist who posted on DL. I can’t remember his name. I think he was down south.

by Anonymousreply 546November 15, 2020 7:03 PM

Sorry, London. I forgot you'd be buying internationally. Maybe if you search for "summer robe"? Most robes, at least in America, are flannel or fleece. There doesn't seem to be a market for the sort of light robe that was common years ago.

by Anonymousreply 547November 15, 2020 7:48 PM

London, please stop trying to hijack this thread. It's fun thread and your posting responses to yourself is taking it off the rails. You've been outed. Either share your underwhelming stories or follow another thread. Some of us are trying to help out the guy whose stylist retired. He has a real problem that needs our assistance.

by Anonymousreply 548November 15, 2020 8:00 PM

Just feeling like Whelma Flinstone today. Meh 😒 all day. Betty Rubble can’t just go eat my ass.

by Anonymousreply 549November 15, 2020 8:17 PM

It’s VERY windy here in the Midwest today.

by Anonymousreply 550November 15, 2020 8:23 PM

I just watched My Cousin Vinny and laughed out loud a few times. I'm feeling a little less underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 551November 15, 2020 8:31 PM

Hey - I’m trying to buy black socks from Kohl’s website. I’m using the 30 off coupon & MVC code but they won’t give me free shipping with the MVC code. I always get free shipping with the 30 off coupon & the MVC code.

WtF Kohls?

by Anonymousreply 552November 15, 2020 8:38 PM

R551 enthusiasm, cancelled

by Anonymousreply 553November 15, 2020 9:15 PM

I love London

by Anonymousreply 554November 15, 2020 9:23 PM

[quote]London, please stop trying to hijack this thread. It's fun thread and your posting responses to yourself is taking it off the rails. You've been outed.

How have I been outed? No one said I was posting to myself...even that troll who was jealous I was getting too much attention didn't imply that.

I'm obviously too overwhelming for this thread. So I'm bowing out. There are some very nice people on here. I'll miss them A LOT.

by Anonymousreply 555November 15, 2020 9:40 PM

I fear this thread is getting to whelming for me!

by Anonymousreply 556November 16, 2020 12:51 AM

Why'd we chase London off?

Come back.

by Anonymousreply 557November 16, 2020 12:55 AM

Come back London! Who cares about mean posters! I need constant updates from the Roman City!

by Anonymousreply 558November 16, 2020 12:58 AM

Don't leave, London.

I've always liked London.

by Anonymousreply 559November 16, 2020 1:09 AM

Maybe we should just do a London thread. ?? Better than any newsfeed I currently have...

by Anonymousreply 560November 16, 2020 1:11 AM

There's no reason for you to leave, London. Just put whelming posters on ignore.

by Anonymousreply 561November 16, 2020 4:23 AM

R552 Kohl's can be confusing online. Their brick-and-mortar stores are much more accommodating. Face to face, their customer service will do whatever you want to make you happy.

by Anonymousreply 562November 16, 2020 5:05 AM

The wind chill tonight is supposed to drive the temp below freezing. I need to put the heater in the bird bath tomorrow morning. I'm starting to feel whelmed but I'll get over it by the morning.

by Anonymousreply 563November 16, 2020 5:09 AM

It's sunny and windy here in northern NJ. I really want to take a walk this afternoon. I love sunshine and fresh air. I feel I need it with working from home and COVID-19. Maybe after this Zoom call.

by Anonymousreply 564November 16, 2020 3:23 PM

I picked up a few groceries and just had lunch. Not feeling like doing much work today...

by Anonymousreply 565November 16, 2020 7:52 PM

I want cookies, but I can’t go out without taking a shower.


by Anonymousreply 566November 16, 2020 8:09 PM

Watching Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. This means the holiday season has begun and I'm going to have to get off this couch at some point.

by Anonymousreply 567November 16, 2020 8:53 PM

I made chicken cutlets for dinner last night. Tonight, I'm reheating two that were left over. I think I'll spread some honey mustard dipping sauce on them so they won't be too dry.

by Anonymousreply 568November 16, 2020 10:38 PM

I decided I couldn't walk today, R584. I walked yesterday. Late night I ate the remains if a Greek salad and it resulted in an early, dumbly visit to the throne. So I figured I’d stay in. It will be cold the next few days, but I think I’ll walk.

There’s a meteor shower tonight. I wonder if the east coast will be too cloudy/foggy.

by Anonymousreply 569November 16, 2020 10:48 PM

I don't mind walking in cold weather as long as there's no ice on the sidewalks. It's almost time to start knitting mittens and scarves -- knitting keeps me in a great underwhelmed state, very tranquil.

R569 I think you meant to direct your post to R564.

by Anonymousreply 570November 17, 2020 1:02 AM

I raked today. Raking is underwhelming.

Bagging the leaves is not. So I stopped.

And you know what? They all blew away.

by Anonymousreply 571November 17, 2020 1:57 AM

It's Tuesday. I need to take the trash to the curb.

by Anonymousreply 572November 17, 2020 2:09 PM

I had a corn bread muffin for breakfast, and now I'm "feeling logy," as Dave Letterman used to say.

by Anonymousreply 573November 17, 2020 2:16 PM

Drinking coffee often makes me feel logy. Yes, I'm aware it's not supposed to work that way. Apparently I have a paradoxical reaction to caffeine.

by Anonymousreply 574November 17, 2020 6:00 PM

Logy is new to me. Not sure I care for it.

by Anonymousreply 575November 17, 2020 6:02 PM

I don't mind logy, as long as I'm home and can immediately have a lie-down. Feeling logy can be inconvenient in other situations.

by Anonymousreply 576November 17, 2020 6:12 PM

I have a tiny pimple on the side of my nose. It hurts when I touch it.

by Anonymousreply 577November 17, 2020 6:55 PM

Then don't touch it.

by Anonymousreply 578November 17, 2020 7:00 PM

R564, here. I did go for a walk Monday and went for another one yesterday. If I can't get out in the afternoon, I go out around 4 or 4:15 pm. I live on a circular road so there's no traffic. It's also quiet and very beautiful. It was really cold yesterday though.

R570, I was thinking about mittens yesterday on my walk. I'd make them myself but I have my cat who would eat the yarn and/or play with it as I'm knitting!

by Anonymousreply 579November 18, 2020 2:07 PM

R579 Cosmo, I agree about cats and yarn. I have two solutions when I knit: #1) I wait until Pete is napping, which luckily is most of the day and #2) I make a small yarn ball to keep him amused while I knit. Pete is actually more stimulated by the click and movement of the knitting needles than the yarn!

by Anonymousreply 580November 18, 2020 2:18 PM

[quote]R143 And by "compromised," I mean "cheated." I'm allowing myself one glass of Coke Zero every day at noon. What my friend doesn't know won't hurt him.

This lays the groundwork for a potentially whelming situation if you are found out.

by Anonymousreply 581November 18, 2020 2:27 PM

[quote]R222 I'm not giving up my San Pellegrino, thanks.

[quote]R223 You don't have to thank me.

Girls, GIRLS! You’re [italic]both[/italic] being whelming!

by Anonymousreply 582November 18, 2020 2:45 PM

I found a Scholastic Book Services novel from the 1970s I always wanted to order. The teenage girl’s mother is an alcoholic but I predict she’ll get sober at the end. I see now it was published in conjunction with Alateen.

I can’t force myself past the second chapter.

by Anonymousreply 583November 18, 2020 2:53 PM

R583, I loved Scholastic Books! I couldn't wait until the Book Mobile was at our school. We were probably lower middle class in the 70s and didn't have a lot of money to spend on things like this but I was always able to buy at least 1 book each time. Luckily, my Mom was an avid reader so she encouraged my love of books.

In fact, she got me started reading really thick books (think The Outlander books in hard cover). To this day, I love to read. Just wish I had more time to do it.

by Anonymousreply 584November 18, 2020 4:20 PM

[quote]R584 We were probably lower middle class in the 70s and didn't have a lot of money to spend on things like this but I was always able to buy at least 1 book each time.

I could usually order 2 books, if my mom could get it together enough to write the check... and I could get it together enough to remember when it was due.

I was jealous of the kids who could afford to order 10 books.

SPOILER ALERT, This one’s plot was whelming: [italic] Halloween. Maureen Swanson is the scourge of the neighborhood. At age nine, she already has a reputation as a hard slapper, a loud laugher, a liar, and a stay-after-schooler. The other kids call her Stinky. So sometimes when Maureen passes the crumbling (and haunted?) Messerman mansion, she imagines that she is Maureen Messerman–rich, privileged, and powerful. Then she finds a way into the forbidden, boarded-up house. In the hall are portraits of seven young women wearing elaborate gowns and haughty expressions. Maureen has something scathing to say to each one, but then she notices that the figures seem to have shifted in their frames. So she reaches out her finger to touch the paint–just to make sure–and touches . . . silk! These seven daughters of privilege are colder and meaner than Maureen ever thought to be. They are wicked, wicked ladies, and Maureen has something they want.

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by Anonymousreply 585November 18, 2020 4:31 PM

You guys sound overwhelmed by these books. You'd best put them away for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 586November 18, 2020 8:24 PM

I think I left my half drunk Diet Coke on the roof of my car when I was unloading bags.

I don’t have the energy to go back and check.

by Anonymousreply 587November 18, 2020 9:25 PM

I hate being only half drunk.

by Anonymousreply 588November 18, 2020 9:51 PM

R598 Me too. Either all the way or not at all.

by Anonymousreply 589November 18, 2020 10:59 PM

R587 My sympathy if it spilled or exploded. Diet Coke will peel the paint off the roof of your car. I use it to clean my toilet.

by Anonymousreply 590November 18, 2020 11:04 PM

Warning: Risk of whelming.

I can’t find paper towels.

It’s happening


by Anonymousreply 591November 18, 2020 11:28 PM

I think I'll put up my tree this weekend. I may even decorate it. If not, I'll decorate next weekend. I need a little Christmas, right this very minute.

Time to open Pandora's Christmas Traditional channel. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" was published in 1951. The best-known version was recorded by Perry Como the same year. I hope that fact is sufficiently underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 592November 18, 2020 11:33 PM

R591 They're down to store brand only, limit of two packages where I shop. No Bounty, no Brawny. No square boxes of Kleenex, either.

Fortunately, I bought a twelve-pack of paper towels and toilet paper every time I went shopping all summer so the impending shortages do not whelm.

I have enough to last until the middle of this decade.

by Anonymousreply 593November 18, 2020 11:51 PM

I used to think that if I ran out of toilet paper, I could use Kleenex or - in a real pinch - a paper towel. However, a plumber told me that neither disintegrates in the sewer system like toilet paper. I just thought I'd share that tidbit.

by Anonymousreply 594November 20, 2020 1:08 PM

Using a paper towel or Kleenex is especially bad if your house has a septic tank.

by Anonymousreply 595November 20, 2020 4:19 PM

Good thing we're not flushing tampons.

by Anonymousreply 596November 20, 2020 5:01 PM

Actually they can be handy for nosebleeds, R596.

by Anonymousreply 597November 20, 2020 5:25 PM

We're close to needing a new thread to continue our discussion. Should it be Autumn 2020, Part 2, or Winter 2020, now that December is almost upon us? Having to make decisions can be whelming.

by Anonymousreply 598November 20, 2020 5:28 PM

Link to new thread.

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by Anonymousreply 599November 20, 2020 6:02 PM

I find it rather whelming to have to leave this thread behind.

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