Let the ennui ensue.
I Want to Be Underwhelmed, Sedition Edition 2021
|by Anonymous||reply 524||9 hours ago|
Previously less-than thrilling thread
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/13/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/13/2021|
I just bought a teach-yourself-Spanish audio course, and I’m already 90% sure I will never get round to listening to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/14/2021|
I scored an appointment for first COVID vaccination. The website crashed all day Tuesday night but Wednesday at 5AM I was able to get an appointment, albeit two counties away.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/14/2021|
My partner says he wants to watch something new on TV
But when I try a new show, he asks constant questions (i.e. Who is that? Where are they? Why are they doing that?)
And if I can't answer all his questions (what am I psychic?) or if he's not captivated after the first 10 - 15 minutes, we usually have to stop watching
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/14/2021|
I just looked up Johnny Mathis and it turns out he's still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/14/2021|
Call Me Kat Mayim Bialik stars as a 39-year-old woman who decides to use the money her parents had been saving for her wedding to open a cat-themed cafe.
"I'd like a tuna salad sandwich with a side of cat hair, please."
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/14/2021|
I find it so much easier to pretend to care about my coworkers lives over the telephone:
"How nice for you."
"Awwh, how sad for you."
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/14/2021|
I tire of the "Armie Hammer" DL troll
especially now his Twitter scandal has hit the mainstream media
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/14/2021|
I agree, R9. I'm continually whelmed by the number of new Armie Hammer threads on DL. He seems to have become the new Meghan Markle.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/14/2021|
My apologies to the OP of the last thread. I didn’t mean to step on any toes, but you were cutting it pretty close. Feel free to start a new thread and abandon this one. I’m quite used to being the OP of abandoned threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/14/2021|
I got a Christmas card in the mail today. It was postmarked Dec. 14. It took exactly one month to get from the Boston area to the D.C. area.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/14/2021|
Goodness, R11, I wasn't at all offended that you created a new thread. I'm not the least bit proprietary about such things. The only reason I created the previous thread was because no one else had. I was hoping someone else would, but when it didn't happen, I went ahead and did it myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/14/2021|
How refreshing. Some people get quite pissy about such things.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/14/2021|
It’s 10pm on a Friday night and rather than watch a show, I’ve been watching the screen saver on my Apple TV for half an hour. I think I’ll go to bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/15/2021|
Today I have a headache. It might be from switching to decaf.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/15/2021|
After living in 5 houses I have never replaced a toilet, just used what was in the house already.
But this week I replaced my home's two toilets with two new, snazzy dual-flush, soft-close-lid toilets.
A-N-D I replaced them with the help of a friend who knew how -- no plumber needed!
I feel so butch.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/15/2021|
Benecio Del Toro liked my comment on The Usual Suspects Facebook page!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/15/2021|
Today I learned about these products. I was overwhelmed and impressed. But I'm sure most of you won't be.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/15/2021|
I also bought some cheez-its today. i forgot how much i like them. i also decided not to sue capital letters in this post.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/15/2021|
Well, except for your first I, R20.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/15/2021|
Litigation is overrated, R20.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/15/2021|
R20 and r21 caught those blunders after posting. No goddamn edit feature.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/15/2021|
I’m in bed but not sleepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/16/2021|
I could not post a response to r20 yesterday. I tried twice. It just wouldn’t post.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/16/2021|
My hair keeps laying like it wants to try bangs, but I think it just wants a closer launchpad for when it decides to poke me in the eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/16/2021|
My 24-hour ban has ended at last. That was rough.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/17/2021|
What, exactly, did you ban, R27? You don't have to tell us if the information might whelm us.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/17/2021|
r5- English subtitles are your friend. If he's too lazy to read them, then he is denied asking questions.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/17/2021|
I was the banee, not the banner. I dare not say more, if you catch my drift.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/17/2021|
Drift caught, R30.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/17/2021|
I can't find my Lee press-ons...
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/17/2021|
R27, R28 et al. I thought #27 was referring to 24-hour Ban roll on deodorant (I don't know if they even make such a thing). And that he'd run out of his stock. Back to being underwhelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/17/2021|
I’m. In bed, but haven’t had dinner yet. I might order some pasta with veal to be delivered, but need to decide within the next 20 minutes or the place will be closed. I’m whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/17/2021|
On my walk this afternoon I saw a city bus with a banner on the side advertising job openings for daffodil pickers. I had never really thought of this career path before. I spent the next few minutes trying to imagine the job interview for a daffodil picker.
‘So, why do you want to pick daffodils?’
‘What are your core competencies surrounding daffodil picking?’
‘How do you see the key deliverables for a daffodil picker?’
‘What type of flower do you see yourself picking five years from now?’
But the thought of work soon whelmed me, and I had to sit down for a spell.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/17/2021|
‘If a coworker expressed a personal preference for lupins, how likely are you to say something to management?’
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/17/2021|
Did you decide to order the pasta with veal, R34?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/18/2021|
[quote] On my walk this afternoon I saw a city bus with a banner on the side advertising job openings for daffodil pickers
On your whaaat?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/18/2021|
R35, are you DS? You know who I’m talking about!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/18/2021|
R20 I like Cheez-its in tomato soup. They're fun to watch floating around like little pillows and they taste good but not too whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/18/2021|
[quote]I just bought a teach-yourself-Spanish audio course, and I’m already 90% sure I will never get round to listening to it.
R3 To combat my boredom and take advantage of my downtime I bought an electric keyboard, adjustable stand, headphones and lesson plans. I know nothing about music except that I enjoy listening to it. I was not drunk when I made these purchases two months ago. If I can gather the energy, I plan to list all of it on e-bay this afternoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/18/2021|
No, r37, I didn’t order the veal. I got out of bed and made pasta with tomato pesto and pan fried some sea bass (which don’t go together at all) at 10 pm, because that’s the kind of weird shit I have begun to do during lockdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/18/2021|
My recent delivery of Misfit Vegetables had wilted bok choy . I guess I’ll have to pick up the pieces and move forward. My stir fry just won’t be the same. Why now? Why me?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/18/2021|
I change my clothes four times a day.
Pyjamas to heavy clothes in the morning. Changing to light-weight clothes mid morning.
Changing to heavy clothes mid-afternoon. Then into pyjamas at night.
It gets more complicated when I do any exercise.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/18/2021|
R43, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/18/2021|
I try to get dressed in the morning. Sometimes I succeed. Other days, I stagger to my desk and start work in my pyjamas. Tomorrow is going to be one of those days, I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/18/2021|
I had to turn off Rachel Maddow this evening because she was starting to whelm me.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/18/2021|
I was sucked into a bad Richard Bach rabbit hole yesterday. “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” and “Illusions” filled every junk shop reading section when I was a kid.
This morning I’m stirring in the shitshow that is “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” I’m pretty sure she dies.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/19/2021|
The lightbulb above my stove just blew. I can’t be bothered replacing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/19/2021|
I'm hungry. It's almost lunch time though.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/19/2021|
Ta ta dolls. I’m off to get my vaccine. Jealous?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/19/2021|
I hope you don't have terrible pain at the injection site for several days afterward, like someone I know did, R51.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/19/2021|
Nope. I feel fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/19/2021|
Starting to feel sore.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/19/2021|
I can’t my VHS tape of Valley of The Dolls. I think my my gay nephew pinched it.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/19/2021|
Watching a movie - G-rated, upbeat – and somebody just violently vomited. Is it just me or do we see a lot of this in movies and on TV these days? Like vivid views of the puke. When did this become no big deal? I think it's des - goostin!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/22/2021|
I realized that I don’t have to do ALL the laundry at once, so I did one load last night which wasn’t too bad. Perhaps another tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/23/2021|
I find that breaking up tasks makes them less whelming, R57, and far more likely to be accomplished.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/23/2021|
R6, don't watch Team America: World Police. One character barfs more than the character in that Monty Python movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/25/2021|
It snowed today. Not much but enough to mostly cover the grassy areas. I was actually hoping for more snow. It was beautiful and quiet.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/26/2021|
Just watched John Huston's "Moulin Rouge" on the Criterion Channel. Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jane Avril couldn't lip-synch good enough to whelm me.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/26/2021|
R60 here as well. I’m glad it was only a heavy dusting. Snow overwhelms me.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/26/2021|
So I was watching Big Sky and one of the actresses was so familiar, but I couldn’t place where I’d seen her before. Looked her up. Her name is Brooke Smith. She played Catherine “(It puts the lotion on it’s skin or else it gets the hose again”) Martin in Silence of the Lambs.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/27/2021|
And now I learn that Ted (‘Would you fuck me? I’d fuck me”) Levine is also in this series. I hope they get a scene together. For old times’ sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/27/2021|
John Cage visits a very quiet place.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/28/2021|
Big snowstorm today. Perfect excuse to do nothing all day but binge on The Office for the third time.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/31/2021|
The big snowstorm in D.C. left us with only about 2 inches of snow, although we could get a little more tomorrow.
Still a perfect excuse for doing nothing, as far as I'm concerned.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/31/2021|
R65 Thank you! That video is so underwhelming, I gave up after less than a minute.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/31/2021|
R67 that snow is making its way up to us in NJ. They’re predicting 20” between today and Tuesday morning. I may actually be getting a little overwhelmed at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/31/2021|
I just idly Googled a very nice woman I knew back in the 90s and hadn't seen since...and found out she died in November. She was quite beautiful and stylish when I knew her. I wonder what happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/31/2021|
R70 Let us know what you learn about her death.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/31/2021|
I’m so fucking stoned. I took 3/4ths of a gummy like 5 hrs ago and am still surging.
Also: One time I accidentally took a bus to Encino.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/01/2021|
The snow is beautiful but I feel bad/badly for the birds. Some of the bird feeders are completely snow-covered! The little birds are having a hard time getting to the seeds. Luckily, 2 of the bird feeders are cylindrical so the birds can still get something. They just have to take turns.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/01/2021|
R71 wish I could, there’s practically no trace of her on the Internet and she lived in Australia. All I could find were two Instagram posts from her children, one showing her looking ravaged.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/01/2021|
[quote] Today I have a headache. It might be from switching to decaf.
You have to wean yourself off caffeinated coffee or you’ll get a headache. Make decaf & caff and gradually put more decaf in the cup over a period of time,
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/01/2021|
R73 Cosmo, my birds are terrible at 'taking turns'. The snow on my patio has drifted to four feet. I worked my way out to the feeders to remove the clogging snow from their ports and am now back in the house. I'm whelmed and need a nap.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/01/2021|
I went back to regular coffee, r75. But thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/01/2021|
R73, I would gladly remove the snow but it's not my bird feeder. It belongs to my downstairs neighbor. It's whelming because Cosmo, my cat, can't watch his real life "wild life" channel. He loves to watch the birds fly back and forth. Last week saw a cardinal!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/01/2021|
I've just watched a new episode of The Simpsons, and Julie Kavner is painful to listen to. Voicing Marge is really straining her vocal cords now.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/01/2021|
I have a big new fluffy kitten. He loves kisses and snuggling. A little furnace when sleeping. Kitten energy can be whelming but right now he is chill.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/02/2021|
I suspect there's a mosquito in my bedroom. I searched everywhere with a plastic fly swatter in my hand but found nothing. I'm afraid one hour after I fall asleep, the buzzing will start near my ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/02/2021|
I'm sick to death of the word "kind." It's everywhere these days, usually gushed by the most vapid and probably unkind people. Blech.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/04/2021|
¡Que lastima, r3!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/04/2021|
I swear, as God is my witness, that I will never cook pasta in a soup again!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/04/2021|
I'm in the office today. There's probably 6 of us. in total It's not bad. But I'd rather be home "working" and watching Parks and Recreation on IFC.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/04/2021|
[quote]I swear, as God is my witness, that I will never cook pasta in a soup again! —Keep It Separate, Stupid
Just as long as you don't drain it.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/04/2021|
I lost track of this thread for a few days, and I didn’t even notice. Keep up the good work, underwhelmers.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/04/2021|
It's really snowing now and going down to -27 deg C this weekend. I may just stay in bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/04/2021|
I had two hot toddies with dinner tonight and now I’m pleasantly drowsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/04/2021|
I had a double espresso at the local cafe after taking a Klonopin. Saw a guy I hooked up with in 2019 walking but he didn't see me. He still looks stupid but hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/04/2021|
I discovered WindowSwap recently, but now I'm upset that some streaming is recorded and not live. Streets are sunny and people wearing summer clothes in them. This is not acceptable !
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/05/2021|
My Chinese food is late.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/05/2021|
They were always reliably early and now they are 15 minutes late and they gave themselves an hour delivery estimate which is a long time for neighborhood Chinese, am I right? . And last time the quality was down. I decided to give them another chance. Not going well. New owner?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/05/2021|
R93 i hope you have your Chinois by now! But it's Friday night of the Covid...maybe they are slammed?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/05/2021|
R93 Did you get the food? Did you tip or seduce the deliver guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/05/2021|
I took a shower Wednesday.....I may take one tomorrow. But first I may try to go out for a run. If it doesn't rain.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/05/2021|
Oh the dilemma btwn showering because you can't stand yourself any longer or exercising first. It can be whelming!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/05/2021|
I'm making a shopping list for tomorrow, everything from bread to chicken breasts to toilet paper. I'm already overwhelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/05/2021|
Finally yanked out that deep, mile-long nose hair that had been annoying me for weeks. It was twisty.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/05/2021|
I always heard that one should trim nose hairs rather than yank them, because yanking can cause a brain hemorrhage, or something like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/05/2021|
Yes, it arrived. Not hot, but better than last time.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/05/2021|
R101 I’m happy for you, yet I remain underwhelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/06/2021|
I added diced green chiles to my cottage cheese this morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/06/2021|
I had two martinis last night after quitting drinking for about seven weeks. I’m reminded why I quit drinking, I don’t like this feeling. Back on the wagon I go.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/06/2021|
I made a sad soup Thursday, and it's staring me in the face for the whole weekend. This vegan soup from a diet book is really neither good nor bad... it can be eaten hot, cold, or room temperature and never gain any personality. I share it in case anyone's feeling tense and needs a completely boring meal to immediately flatline and neutralize their day.
[italic]Golden Austrian Cauliflower Cream Soup:[/italic] I head cauliflower, cut in pieces / 3 carrots, 2 leeks and 1 cup celery, coarsely chopped / 2 cloves minced garlic / 2 tablespoons no salt seasoning / 2 cups carrot juice / 4 cups good water / 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg / 1 cup raw cashews / 5 cups chopped kale (steamed)
Place all ingredients except cashews and kale in a pot. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until just tender.
In blender or food processor, puree 2/3 of the soup plus the cashews until smooth and creamy. Return to pot and stir in kale.
You will be underwhelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/06/2021|
R104 Good for you. When I return to drinking after being on the wagon, I drink more than I did before. I would love to go sober again.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/06/2021|
[quote]I made a sad soup Thursday
Next time, R105, try one of these!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/06/2021|
Just watched The Big Sick. It's got some touching moments. The best part is when the girl is in a coma and Kumail gets to know the parents.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/06/2021|
R108 Now I have to look up that movie with Sandra Bullock and she visits the guy in a coma and gets to know his family and they all love her. Oh fuck, now I'm whelmed with curiousity.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/07/2021|
"While You Were Sleeping" - I'm back to being underwhelmed now that I found it.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/07/2021|
I just watched The Book Club on DVR. I love Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen, and Jane Fonda!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/07/2021|
Now that George Shultz has died, Henry Kissinger is the last remaining member of Nixon's cabinet. That man is made of Teflon, given everything he's got away with over the years.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/07/2021|
R112 WRONG THREAD. Your post is extremely OVERwhelmimng. (BTW...I do agree w/you).
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/08/2021|
I’m reading The Glamour Boys, a new book about upper class gays who worked against Hitler. Out of curiosity I decided to check an intriguing quote with its historical newspaper source. Easy to do online these days. I found there were minor errors in the transcription, and a further misinterpretation of meaning. Sigh. I really want to like the book but due to this random check now wonder what I can trust. Maybe it was a one-off. But many publishers no longer seem to employ internal reviewers.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/08/2021|
R114 Your analysis sparked me to feel close to whelmed. I enjoy biographies, especially of historical figures, and I find that most of them simply rehash misinformation from previous biographies. Very disheartening. I hope to return to my underwhelmed status later in the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/08/2021|
Does the name Hitler belong in this thread? I don’t think so.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/08/2021|
my shift keys are stuck so i can only type in lower case. i need to call the geek squad to fix the problem or buy a new laptop. i'm going to sleep on this decision for awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/08/2021|
I ate entirely too many amaretto chocolate almonds while watching the Superb Owl last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/08/2021|
I am lying in bed surfing with 2 cats. It's -27 outside @ 6 pm. I will only get up to pee.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/08/2021|
I need something sweet and salty while I watch Anderson blather. Will go for apricot jelly on a saltine. Not to whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/08/2021|
I never watched Everybody Loves Raymond when it was originally broadcast. It’s on some nostalgia channel every night lately & I have to say..... it is horrible. These people just yell & scream & argue with each other. How is this funny? It’s so annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/08/2021|
Facebook just recommended Congressman Jamie Raskin, lead prosecutor in the impeachment tomorrow as “someone you may know.” I do, though it’s been a long time. I’d send him a friend request, but I’m sure he’d use the old “Sorry I’m impeaching the treasonous President” excuse for not getting back to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/08/2021|
There’s now a pop-up covid testing site in the parking lot across from my apartment. It’s my personally designated smoking area with three very good views and enough room to pace while avoiding randos. I understand why cats get pissy when I rearrange furniture.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/08/2021|
[quote]I am lying in bed surfing with 2 cats. It's -27 outside @ 6 pm. I will only get up to pee.
And even that will take great effort, I'm sure. It does for me. I always put it off for as long as possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/08/2021|
I'm been reading with amusemnt the reviews of the new crime move The Little Things. Most people agree that it has atmosphere, but is a mis-shot. However, everyone has a different opinion as to why. The script is obviously at fault, but its stars are also questioned. Jared Leto is praised and damned; Denzil Washington is praised but others say "phoned in performence"; while the wee Arcadian forest critter Rami Malek, cast here as a police offsider, was outed by the New Yorker's review, stating that he "seems, as usual, to have beamed down recently from Betelgeuse and not yet nailed his earthling disguise." Bless.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/08/2021|
A friend in Sydney, slightly whelmed, called to say she was in the salon having her roots done and a tall woman sat down in the seat next to hers. Tilda Swinton. She said she was very down to earth, friendly and chatty, great skin, and as one would imagine, effortlessly cool. Introduced her lover, who turned up: a bearded man who looked to be in his forties. Was having her hair dyed for a new movie. I've only seen her in that George Clooney feature, as art house kinomatographs send me to sleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/08/2021|
Tilda introduced the bearded man as her 'lover?' That sounds weird but I love Tilda and am glad to read she's a real person.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/09/2021|
[quote]Tilda introduced the bearded man as her 'lover?'
She has had him and her husband for nigh on twenty years apparently. As one does.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/09/2021|
Why don’t Wikipedia entries about songs include the lyrics of the song?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/09/2021|
I was underwhelmed by R130 's question and R131 's response.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/09/2021|
Our work here is done.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/09/2021|
Well played r133.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/09/2021|
Have taken the time to write nice emails to various people over the past week. Nothing whelming for them. Absolutely no one is responding.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/09/2021|
I joined a community association zoom meeting for a proposed development this evening. Some people were whelmed! Oh my! I was not and signed off after an hour.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/09/2021|
For some people, nothing whelms quite like nearby developments.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/09/2021|
The sand in the hourglass of this year, like the last, seems to be pouring fast out, due to inconsequential distractions. Only this morning I said to myself: “Lo — look to the light on the horizon and the eternal verities!” And then we had a snack.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/10/2021|
My 4 mo. old kitten is 6.5 lbs. He is like a baby feline godzilla. It's hilarious. His breed can be up to 20 lbs full grown. I will have a lynx in the house!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/10/2021|
R139 Sounds like a Maine Coon. If so, he'll be huge but very loving when he calms down. Don't be overwhelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/11/2021|
I miss my daily walks! Fucking snow! I need to get out of the house for an hour or so. A walk would be just the thing but I don't know if it's icy outside. I can't walk in my boots and I'm afraid it's too slippery outside for sneakers.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/11/2021|
R141, dearie, I'm with you. Haven't been out for a proper walk in about 2 weeks. I make small forays to the corner CVS, parking garage etc. but no real, good-for-the-health walk.
I hope I was able to underwhelm someone with my plight.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/11/2021|
R142, I went for a walk. It was cold AF (it's below freezing in northern NJ). It was wonderful! The street in my complex wasn't icy but there were little bits of slush. No ice. Highly recommend going for a walk if you can.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/11/2021|
I’m in northern Nj as well. May try tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/11/2021|
[quote]I can't walk in my boots and I'm afraid it's too slippery outside for sneakers.
Sneakers are a bad idea if the sidewalks are icy. You don't want to fall and break a hip. That would be very whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/11/2021|
Thanks, R145. I was careful. It wasn't bad at all. So glad I did it. I needed the fresh air.
Also, after watching the videos from yesterday's hearings, I need to get out and clear my head. I needed a shot of tequila yesterday after seeing how close the rioters actually got to members of Congress.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/11/2021|
My husband had a stent put in for a 99% blockage today.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/12/2021|
R147 That is overwhelming. I hope he is okay.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/12/2021|
Trader Joe’s was out if pumpernickel Tuscan bread today.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||02/12/2021|
I have a partial seed husk stuck in my annoying tooth gap on the upper left. This could preoccupy me for a good part of the weekend
|by Anonymous||reply 150||02/12/2021|
R150 your struggle whelms me.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||02/13/2021|
Have you tried dental floss on it, R150?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||02/13/2021|
Dental floss is not match for this spot. But yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||02/13/2021|
How about a good salt water gargle?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||02/13/2021|
How about a piece of string tied around a doorknob? Oh, wait, that's only for when you're trying to extract a tooth.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||02/13/2021|
Matchbook covers were great for getting stuff from between teeth. Too bad no one uses matchbooks anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||02/13/2021|
All great suggestions, underwhelmers. My dentist gave me special skinny to fat spongy floss for this spot. Doesn't work! I have a ghetto solution: a plastic straw flattened on the end is nearly perfect to clear everything in the gap...except things like seed and popcorn husks which somehow find their way just under the gum line at a weird angle. Probably I should give up grain bread and just be a fat whore...it's what my body wants.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||02/13/2021|
My dentist, while cleaning my teeth, once removed a popcorn kernel. I was embarrassed and also sort of grossed out, because it had been about a week since I had had popcorn.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||02/13/2021|
Husk extraction success! What did I do? I ate lunch...and my mastication seems to have dislodged the interloper.
Yes, eewww R158. I sometimes wonder how long stuff has been stuck there...nobody wants this! This gap is a newish problem (~4 mo), since I got an old filling replaced that was quite deep. The dentist said that a crown is the best solution. But that is v. expensive with no benefits at the moment...so I am regularly doing home remedies. Thank you everyone for your attention to my underwhelming, yet constant distraction!
|by Anonymous||reply 159||02/13/2021|
I just had a crown put in, R159. It was very expensive, indeed. Especially when, during the preparation work, I was told that I would also need a root canal, for which I was referred to an endodontist. That alone cost almost as much as the crown, which apparently came from Tiffany & Co.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||02/13/2021|
I had an Airedale who enjoyed snapping sticks at the back of her jaw and she’d periodically bump me for assistance prizing them out. R159, if this happens all the time I’m going to think it’s a game.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||02/13/2021|
I always wanted luscious curls, R161. So glad I remind you of your Airedale!! Lovely beasts!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||02/13/2021|
R160 I hope your Tiffany dental work was worth it (usually is). Altho not a fun way to spend $$, it is so necessary!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||02/13/2021|
Well, being an eldergay, R163, I'm certainly happy not to have to put my teeth in a glass of water next to my bed at night. But the cost of the crown and root canal totaled more than $5,000. Seems like a lot to save one tooth. But it's toward the front of my mouth, and I decided that the hillbilly look really isn't for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||02/13/2021|
Yes r164, and DL concurs...we don't need any more hillbillies here, altho they seem to only enjoy the very whelming threads...Thankfully we are safe here in underwhelm world!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||02/13/2021|
I like to Indian leg wrestle with my grandma.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||02/13/2021|
[quote]I like to Indian leg wrestle with my grandma.
I'll bet she always wins.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||02/13/2021|
And now I know what Indian leg-wrestling is, thanks to R166.
Every day's a school day!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||02/13/2021|
I am definitely overwhelmed by my cat’s hospital bill.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||02/13/2021|
R169 I live next door to a cat whom I've never met. It's been progressively gaining weight since the onset of the pandemic and now I occupy my time by staring out the window and fat shaming it.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||02/13/2021|
What's wrong with your cat R169? Hope fluffer is ok!
|by Anonymous||reply 171||02/13/2021|
They can hear that Fat Albert call through several panes of glass, R170.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||02/13/2021|
It may snow. I'll take the train into the city Monday. Or Tuesday.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||02/13/2021|
R173 You could always go Wednesday.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||02/13/2021|
R171–she’s got diabetes.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||02/13/2021|
R175 hope she is ok for a long while yet. The vet bills are whelming, but glad she has good care!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||02/13/2021|
I love the idea of people staring out the window waving and muttering, “You fat motherfucker. My god you’re disgusting.”
|by Anonymous||reply 177||02/13/2021|
R173 Don't forget that Monday is a holiday.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||02/14/2021|
I have a waterpik and have never had anything stuck in my mouth since. If I feel something, I just flush from back, front & sides till it comes out. Works every time. So much better than floss because you use waterpik all over your mouth, gums, tongue, inside you upper & lower inner face cheeks and it blows out all the bacteria. Mouth us so much fresher.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||02/14/2021|
My husband told me that his friend said the vessel is called the “widow maker.”, Funny thing, I worked in cardiac surgery for 30 years & never heard this expression. Guess it’s a lay term.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||02/14/2021|
R179, interesting. Maybe I’ll get one. I saw one advertised on television that is a combination toothbrush and waterpik, but I already have a Sonicare. So I guess just getting a waterpik is enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||02/14/2021|
The rechargeable pik did not deliver enough power, but I could use it in the shower. The corded pik worked great, but hogged counter and outlet, R181.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||02/14/2021|
Just finished watching Flack S1 with Anna Paquin. It's entertaining enough but I am getting bored of shows where every character is a terrible person and completely self involved. There are just sooo many.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||02/15/2021|
Here in the Northeast, we're expecting another snowstorm, beginning Thursday night and lasting all day Friday before finally ending Saturday morning. The weather this month has been whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||02/16/2021|
The panny has left me with a panniculus. I need to slim down so I can tend to my right big toe nail which has a tendency to ingrow. I can no longer fully retrieve 100% of the dead skin from my lateral nail fold.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||02/16/2021|
^whelming. And disgusting. Go away.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||02/16/2021|
Thread list as of 2/26:
Fit guy with tattoos visits glory hold
Unusual pie flavors
Seems I have myself in a bit of a pickle
|by Anonymous||reply 187||02/16/2021|
I was having a dream/nightmare in which I was late getting to class. I kept walking from my hotel room through the Scott Circle/Thomas Circle area of DC trying to get to a class at GWU, and I couldn't get out of the circles and onto an east/west street. AND THEN I FELL OUT OF BED.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||02/17/2021|
R188 eldergay alert: you need a bed rail.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||02/17/2021|
How come at the dr's office they call you in by saying "For John Smith"? Why the "for"? I feel like this is a thing that started happening in maybe the last 15-20 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||02/17/2021|
They don’t do that to me r190. They call my first name.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||02/17/2021|
Me too r190. They never use a preposition or my full name.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||02/17/2021|
My oaf of a cat just misjudged a jump and broke the pull handle off my drawer. He's fine! Drawer added to repair list.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||02/17/2021|
I just ate a giant piece of carrot cake.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||02/17/2021|
I’m eating reduced-fat wheat thins out of the box - “one right after the other,” as Sandy Duncan would say.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||02/17/2021|
Doesn't "reduced fat" usually mean "increased carbs"?
|by Anonymous||reply 196||02/17/2021|
R196 or sugar. Or salt. In any case taste like cardboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||02/18/2021|
I have an appointment to get blood drawn this morning, but it’s snowing pretty heavily and due to get worse. If I schlep over their (18 minutes normally), what are the odds that they’ll actually be there?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||02/18/2021|
Hospitals are asking for blood donations because of the snow storms and the nearest location is only a 25 minute walk. It’s a legitimate reason to wear good boots and a sleazy way to get tested for covid and other stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||02/18/2021|
R198, just so you are aware, there's an invention called a phone. I'm not sure where you live, but most of the world has seen, and even used one.
Call the lab and find out if they're open!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 200||02/18/2021|
I thought of that (on my own!) and had an even better idea: I rescheduled.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||02/18/2021|
R201, I’m overwhelmed at your ingenuity. My heart is full of pride that you figured this out and. Your own. 😂😉
|by Anonymous||reply 202||02/18/2021|
The last thing I wanted to do was overwhelm. I’m truly sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||02/18/2021|
Even worse, I think I’m coming down with a mild case of ennui.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||02/18/2021|
I’m feeling vaguely listless.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||02/18/2021|
I've felt a general air of malaise all day. I think it's from many days of gray skies.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||02/18/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 207||02/18/2021|
Ass ass ass
|by Anonymous||reply 208||02/18/2021|
I am too underwhelmed to bother posting what I was gonna post.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||02/18/2021|
Now I want some Skittles.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||02/18/2021|
Ennui? NASA landed an SUV-sized rover on Mars today. Snap out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||02/18/2021|
While *they* were landing on Mars, *I* was picking a bagful of collard greens. MUCH less exciting, I have to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||02/19/2021|
I've given up writing in my daily journal. Absolutely nothing is happening in my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||02/19/2021|
Just use this thread r213. Here, I’ll show you!
I had an avocado for breakfast this morning. Thinking about a second cup of coffee, but what’s the point? Nothing to do today anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||02/19/2021|
I'm just wondering whatever happened to the poster who wanted to buy a TotalGym. I've started using mine more regularly and love it. I'm seeing commercials for it lately so it made me think of that poster. Hope you were able to buy one!
I think it's finally stopped snowing her in NJ. God, I hope so! I'd like to go for a walk one of these days soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||02/19/2021|
My desk is a mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||02/19/2021|
How can I tell if my cat really likes me, or is just pretending so I feed her?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||02/19/2021|
Cats love their people unless their people are jerks!!
|by Anonymous||reply 218||02/19/2021|
Speaking of cats, I got the Oaf a baby kong and have it in the freezer with a half teaspoon of pate inside. I hope it will help his teething and will give it a this aft. I bought two teething toys at PetSmart but he wont touch them.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||02/19/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 220||02/20/2021|
I caught my cat wiping her but on the carpet. Like a dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||02/20/2021|
R221 Never saw that. Ever. My cats clean their butts with their tongue. Is your cat overweight and can't reach his//her butt with her tongue?
|by Anonymous||reply 222||02/20/2021|
Every time I open Spotify, my Christmas 2020 playlist is still one of the six at the top of the homepage. Why? I haven't listened to it for nearly two months.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||02/21/2021|
Because you carry the spirit of Christmas in your heart all year round, R223.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||02/21/2021|
No. She can clean normally.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||02/21/2021|
R225 one time only I saw this. It was due to a bit of a runny poop that left some on the butt hairs. I cleaned him up and never again.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||02/21/2021|
Breaking ennui. The baby kong as a frozen treat feeder was a big flop. He is currently obsessed with the bathmat. I am not spending any more $$ on cat toys.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||02/21/2021|
I've ordered a mattress pad that I hope will ease lower back pain I've been having for the last 6 months. The package shipped from San Bernardino, CA to Hebron, KY to Wallingford, CT then to postal office my town which is one block from me and then to Hartford CT. It's supposed to arrive today but I suspect it won't arrive until tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||02/21/2021|
[quote]Breaking ennui. The baby kong as a frozen treat feeder was a big flop. He is currently obsessed with the bathmat. I am not spending any more $$ on cat toys.
He clearly most enjoys toying with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||02/21/2021|
Frankly, I could start to get overwhelmed by all this cat-chat.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||02/21/2021|
I need to go to the dentist. Haven’t been in over a year. Has anyone gone since last March? A client said she’d gone. The dentist used some kind of pre-rinse before her cleaning. It’s supposed to kill pretty much all as germs. Sorry if this is whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||02/21/2021|
Pfft! There’s nothing more underwhelming than cat talk.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||02/21/2021|
I've been to the dentist several times since last March, R231, including for a root canal and crown. (The root canal was done by an endodontist at a different office.) They take everyone's temperature as you enter, make you us hand sanitizer as you endter, and don't have many people in the office at one time. And the personnel have now all had the vaccine. I felt a lot safer at the dentist's office than I do going to the supermarket,
|by Anonymous||reply 233||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 234||02/22/2021|
It’s been a week since my second vaccine. I went to the doctor’s office and supermarket this morning, and it definitely felt different. Now, I’m wearing a mask so other people don’t freak out, but I have no fear of being infected.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||02/22/2021|
I feel whelmed by all the typos in my earlier post.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||02/22/2021|
I’m a bit hungover so I am very hungry today for carbs salt and protein. I already had scrambled eggs and chicken sausage. Now I’m making a turkey burger.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||02/22/2021|
I just fed the cat his lunch
|by Anonymous||reply 238||02/22/2021|
Leftovers for supper.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||02/22/2021|
R228 Isn't it amazing how far products travel? I was looking at my shirt today, made in India. India! So mind-blowing when you think about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||02/22/2021|
My new coffee cups were designed in California, but made in Sri Lanka.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||02/22/2021|
I prefer to think if it as Ceylon.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||02/22/2021|
My doctor told me I have prediabetes and hypertension, so I dragged my fat ass out of the house for a walk around the neighborhood. It was as boring as I had imagined.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||02/24/2021|
Lockdown restrictions were tightened at short notice on New Year's Day here, so some of my local shops still have their Christmas decorations up, because the staff haven't been in to take them down. It's bizarre to walk past shops with baubles and nutcrackers still in the windows when it's nearly March.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||02/25/2021|
I hung up some clean shirts from the laundry basket.
Now I’m lying down. (Or laying.)
|by Anonymous||reply 245||02/25/2021|
[quote]Now I’m lying down. (Or laying.)
You're lying down, R245. Unless you're laying down some laundry so you can fold it.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||02/25/2021|
I can’t deal with this right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||02/25/2021|
I’m exhausted. I’m lying down too r247 and so is the cat. It’s just that kind of day.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||02/25/2021|
There are two sparkle flecks on my phone screen. I need to check with my other personality to see if the drag queen was swanning about earlier.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||02/25/2021|
I was lying down until my cat woke me up to feed her.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||02/25/2021|
Again with the cats. They're whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||02/25/2021|
I walked around the neighborhood again today. This time, I thought I’d go in the opposite direction to spice it up. Still boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||02/25/2021|
R252, Before I got lock-down lazy, I would sometimes drive to another part of my city that seemed vaguely interesting, park in a public space, then walk around aimlessly to mix it up. Not a bad way to exercise, explore new areas, see new things, without getting too whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||02/25/2021|
Good idea, R253.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||02/25/2021|
My new stainless steel OXO salad spinner arrived. I am pleased to announce the lid fits my old plastic OXO salad spinner bowl. My old lid stopped working and the new plastic spinner lids do not fit. So, you can imagine my near-whelmed-ness.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||02/25/2021|
It was warm enough yesterday for me to wear shorts while out walking; first day for that in over 4 months. Today, it's chilly and raining, but Spring is clearly ready to get going.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||02/26/2021|
R252 / R253 Hey walking boy, get back in the house and on the couch. You're whelming me with your efforts.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||02/26/2021|
R257, exactly. Who do they think they are??
|by Anonymous||reply 258||02/26/2021|
Well, at least I’m not one of those step-counting lunatics.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||02/26/2021|
R259 Those folks are really irritating. They seem to think they must overwhelm everyone with how many steps they've taken. Who cares??
|by Anonymous||reply 260||02/26/2021|
I’ve taken 3,575 steps so far today, r260. This is in fact underwhelming, as I usually hit at least 6,000.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||02/26/2021|
I’ve found my FitBit to be very helpful in keeping me active during the pandemic. But I’d never dream of boring people with my step count. That would be overwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||02/27/2021|
[quote]But I’d never dream of boring people with my step count. That would be overwhelming.
You are very wise, R262.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||02/27/2021|
We've been in lockdown #3 for a little over two months. I'm going to take a bike ride, then come home and gorge myself on bread and watch a movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||02/28/2021|
R264 May I come over for the bread and movie? I'll bring the butter.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||02/28/2021|
It’s raining. So I go for my walk?
|by Anonymous||reply 266||02/28/2021|
I ate a salad for lunch but now I’m hungry again.
I’m making another one.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||02/28/2021|
Just had lunch. It was underwhelming. The sun keeps peeking out from behind the clouds. I'm sure it will be totally gone by the time I go for my walk. Here's hoping my Zoom team call isn't more than 30 minutes. I'd like to get out before 4 pm in case it decides to rain.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||03/01/2021|
We’re expecting wind gusts off 55 mph all night long. Can you imagine?
|by Anonymous||reply 269||03/01/2021|
I have cataracts. I was afraid it was macular degeneration.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||03/02/2021|
Nobody has been posting on DL much for the past couple of days. I'm totally underwhelmed with all you people.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||03/02/2021|
[quote]I'm totally underwhelmed with all you people.
Is this considered a good thing on the "I want to be underwhelmed" thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 272||03/02/2021|
It's been taken over by Meghan Markle and Armie Hammer love/hate obsessives. Their presence is far more whelming than anything they are talking about .
|by Anonymous||reply 273||03/02/2021|
I have a whelming birthday coming up. I've had 12 months to prepare for it, and yet I still can't quite get used to the idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||03/02/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 275||03/02/2021|
I'm not quite ready to spill, R275, even on an anonymous board. But this is DL, so I will say that I look at least 20 years younger.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||03/02/2021|
I may go for 2 walks today. One at lunch time and one after work.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||03/03/2021|
R277 Cosmo, are you training for the Olympics or just bragging?
|by Anonymous||reply 278||03/03/2021|
R278, just stating my thought and trying to lose some COVID-19 lbs. I didn't get in my afternoon walk and I have another Zoom call in 20 minutes. Looks like one long walk will have to suffice.
On another note, my downstairs neighbor just had their dryer vent cleaned. The noise was deafening and the vibration was unwelcome. Cos was not happy to have one of his many afternoon naps interrupted. He's sleeping now though.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||03/03/2021|
I am out of butter so I fried eggs using olive oil. My eggs didn’t roll over for me like they do with butter. I put the mess on toast with cheap powdery Parmesan cheese.
It was very good with black coffee as a chaser.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||03/05/2021|
It's very sunny today and my cat is sitting on the big bay windowsill, sleepy-eyed and purring.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||03/05/2021|
Lucky cat, r281! In my next life, I want to be a pampered house cat who gets away with all sorts of nonsense and nevertheless is loved extravagantly.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||03/05/2021|
Safeway is out of Cumin. They have every other fucking spice known to man.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||03/06/2021|
[quote]Safeway is out of Cumin. They have every other fucking spice known to man.
A couple of weeks ago, I couldn't find chili powder anywhere. Not even the store brand. Is there some huge chili cook-off that I don't know about?
|by Anonymous||reply 284||03/06/2021|
R284, I found yuppie chili powder and it was $12 for 2 oz and I was dumb enough to buy it.
I think grocery stores are no longer stocking easily stolen stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||03/06/2021|
R284, I had the same trouble. I finally found some at Big Lots for $2.00. I also got some dried chives, something else the supermarket was out of for a long time. They’re good enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||03/06/2021|
[quote]I think grocery stores are no longer stocking easily stolen stuff.
But as someone else mentioned, every other spice was available. In two stores I went into, only the chili powder slots were empty.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||03/06/2021|
R283 -287. The Spice Boys (presumably).
|by Anonymous||reply 288||03/07/2021|
I’m fighting the urge to go into the city to buy a carrot cake which I would eat in its entirety in short order.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||03/07/2021|
I lost my last guinea hen when I was hospitalized last week & I miss them terribly. I had them for 9 years & every morning I opened my blinds & knew exactly what time it was based on where they were in my backyard. Goodbye my friends who kept me company while I gardened for so many years.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||03/07/2021|
[quote]I found yuppie chili powder and it was $12 for 2 oz
I make my own chili powder. I get my spices at Penzeys. I open a 3/4 c. bag of ground ancho, and add garlic powder, cumin, and chipotle (I use the smallest quantity of this) to taste. I leave room to reclose the bag and shake it all up; then I have chili powder.
I use salt separately, so I don't add it to this mixture.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||03/07/2021|
R290 Sorry to hear about your guinea hen. I hope you've recovered from whatever put you in the hospital.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||03/07/2021|
I turned 60 today. I'm feeling whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||03/07/2021|
Big deal, R293. I turn 72 tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||03/08/2021|
Wanda Sykes turned 47 today, R293. Happy Birthday! Wear your mask.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||03/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 296||03/08/2021|
[quote]Big deal, R293. I turn 72 tomorrow. '
Thank you for the perspective, R294. I'm feeling a bit ashamed of myself now.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||03/08/2021|
I believe the woman in my apartment building who suffers LOUD Tourette’s just called “Alexa”.
Serves Alexa right.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||03/09/2021|
My cat has to have a fasting blood test this afternoon. She’s gonna hate me.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||03/10/2021|
[quote]My cat has to have a fasting blood test this afternoon. She’s gonna hate me.
Or try to eat you.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||03/10/2021|
She’s staring at me.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||03/10/2021|
[quote]She’s staring at me.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||03/10/2021|
Going for my usual walk this afternoon. I'm going to walk to my local Shop Rite to pick up a few things. I'm looking forward to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||03/10/2021|
I blame you, R299. Why didn't you make an early morning appointment for her? How would you like to spend the morning hungry?
|by Anonymous||reply 304||03/10/2021|
[quote] I'm going to walk to my local Shop Rite to pick up a few things. I'm looking forward to it.
ShopRite was my local supermarket when I lived in New Jersey, but that was more than 20 years ago. Do they still have TV commercials for their annual Can Can sale?
|by Anonymous||reply 305||03/10/2021|
The vet wanted the afternoon. Anyway, her blood sugar is normal, she’s been fed and is happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||03/10/2021|
BTW, she had breakfast at 7, then fasted til 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||03/10/2021|
My ShopRite is being renovated.
It’s a weird company. They own some of their stores while others are like franchises.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||03/10/2021|
I've recently discovered a Save A Lot grocery store. I'm not whelmed, but so far I am quite pleased
|by Anonymous||reply 309||03/10/2021|
I wonder if Save A Lot is like the Pick N Saves in the Great Lakes region. We're neither over- or under-whelmed. I think you hit the mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||03/10/2021|
R308 et al. The nicest ShopRite I’ve visited is the one in Bernardsville. I hear the one in Morris is quite amazing too.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||03/11/2021|
Hi, R305. Yes, SR still has their annual Can Can sale. I try to stock up. I used to buy lots of it before COVID-19 to donate to Food Banks. Unfortunately, that didn't happen this year.
R308, the one in Rockaway was recently renovated. It's kinda nice. I love that Rockaway and Wharton are open 24 hours.
R311, the one in Morris Plains is MASSIVE! It has an actual BAR in it where you can drink while your SO shops. They also have a lot of heat and eat meals. It's pretty impressive. The restaurant is currently being used for COVID-19 vaccinations.
I was concerned when it first opened. They had wasted space selling clothes and trinkets. It was very weird. They've since eliminated that crap but it's very whelming to shop there.
It's weird that I live within walking distance of 1 SR, and have 3 others each within a 5 mile radius. The Morris Plains SR is about 10 miles away.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||03/11/2021|
R312 I may have to mosh on down to the one in Morris Plains. An actual bar, you say?
|by Anonymous||reply 313||03/11/2021|
Work people keep messaging in an attempt to whelm me. It's Friday and I don't care...
|by Anonymous||reply 314||03/12/2021|
After being continually whelmed in my efforts to get the vaccine, I finally have an appointment for next week.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||03/12/2021|
I keep messaging my coworkers and no one responds. Working from home makes it easier for people to ignore you.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||03/12/2021|
r316, are you one of those people trying to whelm r314?
|by Anonymous||reply 317||03/12/2021|
R317 Yes, yes I believe R316 DID try to whelm me today...was unsuccessful. And now the wine has taken over to ensure I remain appropriately underwhelmed for the weekend... (Screw you R316).
|by Anonymous||reply 318||03/12/2021|
I bought a carrot cake for pi day. Sue me.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||03/13/2021|
[quote]I’m fighting the urge to go into the city to buy a carrot cake which I would eat in its entirety in short order.
R319 Are you R289?
|by Anonymous||reply 320||03/14/2021|
I just made myself laugh (quietly to myself) by imagining what an “I Want to be Overwhelmed” thread would be like.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||03/14/2021|
Yes, r320. It took me a while to build up the energy to actually schlep.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||03/14/2021|
R322 I need to know. Did you buy just a piece or a whole cake? Did you eat the whole thing? Did it have cream cheese frosting? Did it include raisins? I apologize if these questions are whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||03/14/2021|
The whole cake. 6”. I’ve eaten about half. It’s really nice cake (Lloyd’s). Of course it has cream cheese frosting. Sadly, it does have raisins, but you can’t get nuts without raisins. I was disappointed to discover it is only one layer.
You can order an 8” one from Goldbelly, but they take on $50. Free shipping! Hah.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||03/14/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 325||03/14/2021|
Goldbelly is a rip off and is underwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||03/15/2021|
I feel I should beware the ides of March, which is today.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||03/15/2021|
Is Ides of March the traditional day to stab old queens?
|by Anonymous||reply 328||03/15/2021|
I live near a school crosswalk and have noticed something. Crossing guards tend to get carried away in their role. They start viewing themselves as neighborhood “personalities,” hollering greetings and waving like maniacs to passing cars. They do schtick for the kids, like wearing Santa hats and bunny ears for holidays and other props. I remember reading about one somewhere who went viral doing dances as he led children across the street. It’s bizarre and I’ve seen it time and time again with different ones over the years. I personally feel they should do the job in a calm and straightforward way, so as not to distract traffic. Just a random observation.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||03/18/2021|
That sounds very whelming, r329
|by Anonymous||reply 330||03/18/2021|
R330 There’s always a commotion down the street at pickup and drop off time due to crossing guard shenanigans.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||03/18/2021|
I’m dog sitting for a friend, plunked deep in a couch with animals cuddled around me and many cable options.
Later I have to go to the store to restock treats I ate from the kitchen. They don’t expect me to, but I feel (reluctantly) compelled. It is potentially whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||03/18/2021|
^talk yourself out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||03/18/2021|
[quote]Wanda Sykes turned 47 today. Happy Birthday! Wear your mask.
OMG, I thought she was older.
This is disquieting.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||03/18/2021|
R298 here. My Tourrrettes neighbor is doing some opera with intermittent cackling. She’s the one who stomps around in the apartment above me.
The best thing? The asshole who moved in next door is a gamer with mega-base blasting through our shared wall. I hope she tortures him.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||03/18/2021|
[quote]Wanda Sykes turned 47 today. Happy Birthday! Wear your mask.
I have some good news for you, R334, that I hope will help you feel less disquieted. Wanda recently turned 57, not 47. She and I have the same birthday. Sadly, I'm not only older than 47, I'm also older than 57. It's whelming, but there's nothing to be done about it, so there's no point dwelling on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||03/18/2021|
I just realized something. "As a matter of fact" was the old-fashioned way of saying "actually."
|by Anonymous||reply 337||03/19/2021|
But a modernization of “Truth be told.”
|by Anonymous||reply 338||03/19/2021|
Listening to a John Denver song that just popped up. Is it me, or are a great many of his songs about apologizing to his wife for being on the road and cheating so much?
|by Anonymous||reply 339||03/19/2021|
Fighting the urge to go get another carrot cake with no raisins.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||03/19/2021|
R340 do it. Then you can also post on one of the many fat whore type threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||03/19/2021|
I just ordered fish & chips for dinner, even though I have mozzarella in the fridge which should be used up today.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||03/19/2021|
I don’t need another carrot cake to be able to post on fat whore threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||03/19/2021|
Bought gummi bears and they have a powdered coating. Fuckers. Can you not fuck up a good thing?
I’m ready to go back to jelly beans.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||03/19/2021|
I'm "making" fish and chips tonight. Meaning Gorton's frozen fillets and a russet potato I have to use up so will chop into oven fries.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||03/19/2021|
I can't decide what color to paint my main living space.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||03/19/2021|
R346, Summer is coming so you have three months of outside living before you care. Just collect a few Elle Decor and Dazeen photos you like and meditate. Remember that the floor is the bitch who shits on any choice you make. Don’t buy plants right now; they belong outside.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||03/19/2021|
Thanks r347 but I just booked the painters for mid May...but I will meditate on it! I have the rest of the palette tho. Just not the main one!
|by Anonymous||reply 348||03/19/2021|
[quote]I’m ready to go back to jelly beans.
Easter is two weeks from this Sunday, so you should have a wide selection to choose from.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||03/19/2021|
It's 8:17 already. I'm going to make a piece of toast.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||03/19/2021|
R340 You're not doing the Goldbelly (sp?) $50 carrot cake are you? And why not raisins? Carrots are your vegetable, raisins are your fruit. Cream cheese frosting is your dairy.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||03/20/2021|
I woke at 8 this morning, lay awake until 11, got up, ate chips, and fell asleep in a chair for 3 hours.
I may have a nap now.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||03/20/2021|
I ate two mini boston cream donuts and leftover pizza for breakfast. Carb coma is real.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||03/20/2021|
I’m thinking about buying myself something at auction this week, as a reward for surviving one year of lockdown. I’ve never bought at auction before.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||03/20/2021|
I have c diff
|by Anonymous||reply 355||03/20/2021|
R354 Please let us know what you buy at auction.
R355 I'm so sorry. That's overwhelming. Good luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||03/20/2021|
Not exactly, r351. I’d go to the bakery directly where a small cake is $13. The problem with the raisins is, to Paul and Mary’s dismay, the raisins all sink to the bottom and the walnuts stay at the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||03/20/2021|
I got my first shot of the Covid vaccine today. I think I deserve a lie-down.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||03/20/2021|
I bought the boys a new cat tree today. It's 5-feet high. Kittenzilla is snoozing up top now.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||03/20/2021|
I cut my finger quite badly yesterday in the kitchen. I feared stitches... but the doctor filled the cut with GLUE.
It was anticlimactic.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||03/20/2021|
Glue? My word.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||03/20/2021|
R360 I had a similar bad cut, from a vegetable mandolin. The doc used a "liquid stitch" on it so he didn't need to stitch it. I can't remember the brand name but you can buy it OTC at any pharmacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||03/20/2021|
[quote]R361 Glue? My word.
It’s a special surgical glue, not Elmer’s.
That would be whelming.
[quote]R362 I had a similar bad cut, from a vegetable mandolin.
I was slicing an eggplant. Towards me : (
|by Anonymous||reply 363||03/20/2021|
Lol. Years ago I was draining the juice or whatever that is from a can of beans into the sink. At some point the can slipped out of my hand and went flying. I tried to catch it, and somehow the lid nicked a finger on my right hand, then ricocheted onto, and sliced my left wrist. The cut was ultimately tiny (less than a half inch), but was literally squirting blood like you see in a movie. Ridiculous, but went to the emergency room because it wouldn't stop.
The physician who tending to my wound started asking me questions. I knew he was trying to suss out my psychological situation due to the location of the wound being on the inside of the wrist. I told him he could go to my home right now, and he would find beans and blood all over the the kitchen. Then added if it was a suicide attempt, I certainly wasn't very dedicated to the task based on the size of the slit. He laughed, and gave me 2 stitches. Those hurt more than the original cut.
For the following couple weeks with my stitches, anyone who caught sight of them had the most devastated look on their face. I wanted to say it's not what it looks like.
Anyway, that's my underwhelming injury that became whelming through perception.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||03/20/2021|
^^ this reminds me of when a female friend of mine gave herself a black eye, somehow.
Walking around town with her husband became awkward for a bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||03/20/2021|
I literally walked into a door and bruised my face. I got a lot of furtive looks. It was embarrassing.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||03/20/2021|
I cut my toe and can't wear a shoe for awhile. I know I have one of those velcro-open toe boot things somewhere but I don't fee like digging around for it so I might just order one from Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||03/20/2021|
As an incidental, when the physician and I were discussing my mental state, he said slicing bagels were the most common kitchen accident to make it to the emergency room. He said I was the first canned bean incident he'd seen or heard of.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||03/20/2021|
I usually watch my diet, but today I'm slightly hungover. So I did some self care in the form of a honey turkey sandwich on thick, crusty sourdough with cheddar, tomato, honey mustard and buttermilk ranch, and a big glass of milk. I then had three cookies. I regret only the third cookie.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||03/21/2021|
How the hell is Isla Fisher forty-five? Does she have the greatest cosmetic surgeon in the world?
|by Anonymous||reply 370||03/22/2021|
Why is it Monday...again?
|by Anonymous||reply 371||03/22/2021|
I got the vaccine today. Moderna. Now I'm sleepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||03/22/2021|
First World problems
|by Anonymous||reply 373||03/22/2021|
FYI: In my hell-hole, a large distended belly is a sign of affluence. The other orphans are lethargically jealous of me.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||03/22/2021|
[quote]I got the vaccine today. Moderna. Now I'm sleepy.
I got my first shot of Moderna a couple of days ago. I'm not sure whether I felt any effects from it because I'm sleepy most of the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||03/22/2021|
I just learned Chris Sarandon and Joanna Gleason have been married since 1994. Did not know that
|by Anonymous||reply 376||03/22/2021|
But I'm sure you know Joanna Gleason is the daughter of Monty Hall, R376.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||03/22/2021|
R377 Yes, that I did know. So odd.
I have found that not many people know Anne Baxter’s grandfather was Frank Lloyd Wright. I think that one is fairly mind-blowing.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||03/22/2021|
Wow. I'm starting to get whelmed with all these family connections.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||03/23/2021|
Getting a quote to repair knock down ceiling over the shower on Thurs.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||03/23/2021|
My husband wears gray sport knit shorts, stained t-shirts, a worn gray fleece zip-up, white socks and sandals everywhere we go, except when he needs to dress up. That ensemble is dad jeans, sandals with gray socks, a clean tee and a green fleece zip-up. It’s embarrassing and I want a divorce.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||03/23/2021|
^^Was this post intended for the "Do your STILL dress up for flights?" thread? ^^
|by Anonymous||reply 382||03/23/2021|
I am overwhelmed by R381’s domestic drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||03/23/2021|
I concur, R383. You chose him in a better dressing past, R381? Or does he have a plan to make you divorce him by wearing this ensemble?
|by Anonymous||reply 384||03/23/2021|
[r56] Per [R355] "I'm so sorry. That's overwhelming. Good luck."
OP: In accordance with the duties incumbent on me as a DL member in good standing, I have reviewed r355's statement; and I concur. Therefore, please direct all comments that are "overwhelming" to an appropriately titled thread; e.g., "I want to be OVERwhelmed."
Otherwise, it becomes next to impossible to keep all the 'whelming' threads in order, and then the DL search function won't work as well as it normally does.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||03/24/2021|
[r385] Post [r56] was an incorrect reference.
In the future, [r385], please accurately identify the posts to which I am referring. This is my final warning. (As for which comment I was referring to earlier..., come on; who really gives a shit? This is DL, damn it!
|by Anonymous||reply 386||03/24/2021|
R386 I think you'd better take a nap before your head explodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||03/24/2021|
R385–If a reader feels moved to issue a gentle rebuke that they feel a bit whelmed by a post, they may do so and count upon this thread’s chill vibe to ensure their feelings will be considered going forward. However, it is not necessary, indeed perhaps a tad whelming, for a third person, particularly a self-appointed Whelm Assessment Officer, to chime in.
Now I must lie down.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||03/24/2021|
Hey, R388, who you callin' a WAO? You talkin' to me?
|by Anonymous||reply 389||03/24/2021|
[r387] - [R386] "I think you'd better take a nap before your head explodes."
Too late; you should have warned me earlier.
[r388] I did what my duty required to protect the DL search function. These under/over/beneath/behind/above/and every-other-whelming-type post are THE reason the search function is so frequently imperfect. I'm just trying to creata an oasis of absolute perfection on DL. Is that so wrong?
|by Anonymous||reply 390||03/24/2021|
[quote] I'm just trying to creata an oasis of absolute perfection on DL. Is that so wrong?
|by Anonymous||reply 391||03/24/2021|
You’re not even wearing opera gloves, R390. Simmer down please and thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||03/24/2021|
[quote] You talkin' to me?
“Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?”
|by Anonymous||reply 393||03/24/2021|
[r392] You’re not even wearing opera gloves, [R390]. Simmer down please and thank you.
1. I am wearing opera gloves, just not on my hands.
2. Thank you for saying 'please' and 'thank you.' (I think you are probably a nice, old scold. If not, screw you [in a nice way]. Thank you.)
|by Anonymous||reply 394||03/24/2021|
I saw a photo of a woman who looked like Jackie Kennedy, then realised it was Maria Callas. Aristotle Onassis certainly had a type.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||03/24/2021|
I bought too big of a peanut butter jar and it’s messy - deeper than a butter knife and I’m getting peanut butter on my wrist.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||03/24/2021|
I was going to go shopping. Took a shower, changed my clothes, and everything. But it’s raining. So . . . Maybe tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||03/24/2021|
He dressed better in the past r384. Now he looks like this every day:
|by Anonymous||reply 398||03/24/2021|
Is he bathing, r398? If not, does he have insurance to get something for depression?
|by Anonymous||reply 399||03/24/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 400||03/24/2021|
He’s fine r399. Bathing and walking the dog, cooking, etc. he just doesn’t want to make the effort to look presentable. He doesn’t care what I have to say about it. He lives his life as if I don’t exist in the home. Bought a $3000 TV without running it by me. I’m done but can’t leave.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||03/24/2021|
[quote]I was going to go shopping. Took a shower, changed my clothes, and everything. But it’s raining. So . . . Maybe tomorrow.
I like the way you think, R397.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||03/24/2021|
[quote]I bought too big of a peanut butter jar and it’s messy - deeper than a butter knife and I’m getting peanut butter on my wrist.
R396 Do you have a dog? S/he'll be happy to lick it off your wrist.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||03/25/2021|
[quote]I bought too big of a peanut butter jar and it’s messy - deeper than a butter knife and I’m getting peanut butter on my wrist.
That's life for you, R396. Even something as seemingly simple as buying a jar of peanut butter can turn into a whelming predicament.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||03/25/2021|
A fire truck just drove past my condo. It didn't seem in much of a hurry and the EMT ambulance wasn't following. I wonder what's going on but it's too chilly to step outside. Do fire fighters still rescue cats in trees?
|by Anonymous||reply 405||03/25/2021|
I love chartreuse, r400.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||03/25/2021|
I have all the ingredients to make a comforting tuna casserole but I can't tear myself away from Brief Encounter on TCM.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||03/25/2021|
I need red beans & rice inside my belly.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||03/25/2021|
I eat a lot of cantaloupe. Today I wondered if a melon baller would make my life easier, or harder.
It’s a hard call.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||03/25/2021|
A melon baller sounds like a lot of work. To me, anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||03/25/2021|
I see an awful lot of melon ballers at thrift stores. I think a lot people wondered the same thing r409 and the answer is in those bins at the Goodwill.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||03/25/2021|
I had a melon baller.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||03/25/2021|
The thing is, when you’re cutting up a whole cantaloupe into chunks so you have it ready in the fridge, this is a lot of work. (I won't go into the potentially overwhelming details.)
But with a melon baller, some of the pieces would come out ragged and floppy... just basically as weird, misshapen shards or incomplete rounds.
I don’t know if I could handle that at this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||03/25/2021|
I love cantaloupe and am going to try growing some this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||03/25/2021|
If only there were little cantaloupe elves that could cut up the cantaloupe for us secretly at night.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||03/25/2021|
R415 YES! I love cantaloupe. My mom would cut it up in cubes, we'd even eat it for dessert with butter pecan ice cream. Melon ballers are useless except for making teeny tiny meatballs. R414, I live in the Great Lakes region and we have a short growing season. I grew cantaloupe from seed last year and it was delicious! Small but very sweet.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||03/25/2021|
[quote]I love cantaloupe and am going to try growing some this year.
Sounds like you may need to invest in a melon baller.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||03/25/2021|
[quote]R414 I love cantaloupe and am going to try growing some this year.
The good thing about that is you’d get consistently ripe ones. A friend in agriculture told me they are ripe when they fall off the vine.
I often end up with hard ones at the store : (
|by Anonymous||reply 418||03/25/2021|
I saw the most beautiful rainbow this afternoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||03/25/2021|
R415 there are. You need to learn how to summon them.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||03/26/2021|
My cat does not approve of closed doors in my house, except for my husband & son’s closets. Doors must be open at all times and if not, he stands in front of the door & goes on a berserk meowing jag, lifts his head & moves it back & forth as if he’s saying “No! Not cool!”
|by Anonymous||reply 421||03/26/2021|
Cantaloupes are a lot of work. That’s why bananas are so popular. You don’t even need to wash them.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||03/26/2021|
My cat has been attacking the door to the attic stairs for a few days. Today she actually managed to get it open. So I locked her in the attack to teach her a lesson.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||03/26/2021|
R421, my cat uses his claws and paws to pry open the closet and shower doors if they slide. It was creepy at first; finding the shower door open since I live alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||03/26/2021|
[quote]So I locked her in the attack to teach her a lesson.
She will have her revenge, and it won't be pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||03/26/2021|
Eh. She doesn’t know it was me.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||03/26/2021|
There might be a mouse (or intruder) up there.
Someone do a welfare check on R423 ?
|by Anonymous||reply 427||03/26/2021|
You were right. She’s going behind the home theater and messing with the wires. I told her no three times, then locked her in the room with her litter box. What could go wrong in there?
|by Anonymous||reply 428||03/26/2021|
Correction. I thought I locked her in there, but she escaped.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||03/26/2021|
I'm finding all this feline domestic drama whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||03/26/2021|
I think I witnessed a car-dweller eviction today on my street.
Some guy parked an old Subaru wagon and proceeded to unload one of those industrial wagons that extend, then a ten-speed, and finally a big blue Ikea bag onto the sidewalk and just drove away.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||03/26/2021|
Maybe there’s a body in the bag?
I didn’t just say that.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||03/27/2021|
Finally threw out that spoon I don't like.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||03/29/2021|
It’s been 45 days since I smoked weed and now ONE day since I’ve smoked tobacco.
I’m actively waiting each hour to pop a fan-fucking-tastic nicotine mint. You’re not supposed to chew them. Not the boss of me.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||03/30/2021|
How perfectly underwhelming, r433.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||03/30/2021|
Apparently, today is National Day a Walk in the Park Day. Guess what I'll be doing this afternoon!
|by Anonymous||reply 436||03/30/2021|
^thinking about taking a walk in the park.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||03/30/2021|
R433 Are you spoon wealthy that you can just throw away a spoon you don't like? I have a couple butter knives I'm not fond of but I wouldn't consider throwing them away. I don't have time to buy flatware. I have movies to binge watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||03/30/2021|
[quote]Are you spoon wealthy that you can just throw away a spoon you don't like?
I myself would never think of throwing away a spoon. However, one of mine once ran away with a dish.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||03/30/2021|
Spoons can’t be trusted. Sometimes they’re mixed up in the junkie lifestyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||03/30/2021|
Oh my goodness. Who knew spoons were so irresponsible? Flirtatious, partying junkies. They make sporks look virtuous by comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||03/30/2021|
It was a spoon that someone must have left here years ago after a potluck. I never knew where it came from really. Thin, cheap metal, dull sheen, doesn't match my other spoons! It whelmed me every time I opened my drawer so finally...toss! I can't tell you how much better I feel. Next to go...a leftover butter knife from an old collection. But I will donate that with some other odds and ends to the thrift store.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||03/30/2021|
R433 / R442 I don't think "someone" simply left it with you." It sounds more like a very calculated action like leaving a newborn at a fire station. The person must have felt you were very spoon-worthy. How sad that their little treasure was tossed aside.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||03/30/2021|
The slut shaming of spoons on this thread is a bit whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||03/30/2021|
[quote]R442 It was a spoon that someone must have left here years ago after a potluck. I never knew where it came from really.
A spoon of questionable origin. That you harbored in [itali]your home.[/italic] Exposing other flatware to danger.
How could you allow it to continue, under your very roof??
|by Anonymous||reply 445||03/30/2021|
R445 Are you defending the actions of R442? What if it were YOUR spoon being tossed aside? Have you no heart, sir?
|by Anonymous||reply 446||03/30/2021|
I'm watching The Office and Dwight just said the line: "The eyes are the groin of the head." I chuckled.
|by Anonymous||reply 447||03/30/2021|
[quote] A spoon of questionable origin. That you harbor in Italy your home. Exposing other flatware to danger.
International flatware mysteries are overwhelming, R445, and will NOT be tolerated on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||03/30/2021|
All this crazy spoon talk reminds me, I’ve lost or perhaps unintentionally thrown away the little knife that accompanied my cheese board. It’ll never be same.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||03/30/2021|
My underwhelming psychic powers state that it’s between two cushions and it’s still caked with a cheese.... I don’t sense nuts, but there’s an herb involved.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||03/30/2021|
I am reminded of the time they confiscated my Castiglioni fork at the courthouse door when I was on jury duty. I tried to take it outside and hide it in the bushes so I could pick it up later, but nuh-uh. They made me “turn it in” and refused to hold it for me. Was it there when I left? No it was not. Bitch stole it.
|by Anonymous||reply 451||03/30/2021|
Once upon a time, you could take one of your traitorous boyfriend’s family spoons and beat it flat with a rolling pin. Then, you’d wrap the spoon around said rolling pin to make a bracelet. Then, you’d give it to his cleaning lady as a thank you.
That’s not overwhelming; that’s crafting.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||03/30/2021|
[quote]R448 International flatware mysteries are overwhelming, [R445], and will NOT be tolerated on this thread.
I leave you with this: I wonder how many undocumented spoons are in this country.
Sleeper Cells in silverware drawers across America.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||03/30/2021|
Ten posts or more abt my ugly abandoned spoon...imagine if you knew the other minutiae that goes on in my kitchen! But I don't want to whelm you before Easter. I will mete it out. Lol
|by Anonymous||reply 454||03/30/2021|
Your ugly spoon never would have abandoned YOU. But you thought you could do better.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||03/30/2021|
I had Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner. The Cowboy, minus pepperoni plus Canadian bacon. It is $10 Tuesday!
|by Anonymous||reply 456||03/30/2021|
I made an online appointment last night for a haircut the next day with a salon I’ve never been to before. I thought my appointment was for today, but since it was after midnight when I made the appointment, the next day is actually tomorrow. I showed up today, looking like a addled fool.
Do I show up tomorrow, or burn the place to the ground overnight to avoid embarrassment?
|by Anonymous||reply 457||03/31/2021|
Depends on the present whelmingness of your hair, r457. (I'd show up.)
|by Anonymous||reply 458||03/31/2021|
I posted a pic on FB and my 16-year-old niece said I looked frightening.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||03/31/2021|
It’s not just my hair. I’ve let my beard grow out for the first time ever. I have no idea how to style it.
I’d describe my current look as “Released Hostage”
|by Anonymous||reply 460||03/31/2021|
Speaking of hair, I'm vaguely wondering if catalayse pills would make my beard brown again instead of mostly white. I'd order some pills and try them, but the selection on Amazon is very whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||03/31/2021|
I have a friend you may resemble, r460. He's very ghastly looking with a Hitler haircut and an Amish-y beard. He dyes it all a very conspicuous black. He looks like a fucking freak you'd cross the street to avoid.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||03/31/2021|
R457: bring them an ugly spoon as an appeasement gesture.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||03/31/2021|
[quote]Do I show up tomorrow, or burn the place to the ground overnight to avoid embarrassment?
R457 I did the same thing for a baby shower -- wrong date! I left the gift, didn't show up the next day for the actual party, and ghosted. I was too embarrassed.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||03/31/2021|
I'm in my verdant backyard being monstered by mosquitoes.
I bring down the cover of my MacBook Air to kill them. Two, so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||04/01/2021|
My cat murdered a squirrel and partially dismembered it on my patio , I am scared to have her sleep in my bed now
|by Anonymous||reply 466||04/01/2021|
Tales of dismemberment are way too whelming for the safe space that is this thread, R466. But you have reason to be afraid. Your cat could have picked up rabies from the squirrel.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||04/01/2021|
Things in the grocery store are still weirdly, randomly scarce. Can someone explain to me why it's so hard to get Lysol, a year later? Can whatever massive company that manufactures it really not keep up? Also, this week honey mustard is a hot item, Easter I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||04/02/2021|
Regarding the grocery store, who is hoarding all the dry navy beans? I will pay double their worth for one bag. Thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||04/02/2021|
[italic]Where are my frozen mango chunks ? ?
|by Anonymous||reply 470||04/02/2021|
It’s midday and I’m nursing a Manhattan and thinking about taking a nap.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||04/04/2021|
I bought Guinness for my fish and chips. It was underwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||04/04/2021|
Happy Underwhelming Easter everyone!
|by Anonymous||reply 473||04/04/2021|
R469, I'll gladly send you dry navy beans if you can find on-frozen knishes. My local Shop Rites stopped carrying them or are hiding them somewhere. The space I was usually able to find them is now being used by pre-sliced deli meats and cheeses.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||04/05/2021|
I tried to enjoy some sun on my back porch earlier, but honking geese and my next door neighbor who always seems to be outside caused me to flee back indoors.
Perhaps I should get a privacy trellis.
|by Anonymous||reply 475||04/05/2021|
I've noticed since the pandemic started you can't buy radicchio anywhere.
I mean, nobody NEEDS radicchio, but I do enjoy it.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||04/05/2021|
[quote]Perhaps I should get a privacy trellis.
That might not do much to ward off the honking of the geese, but it might help otherwise. Trying to get some sun on one's own back porch should not be a whelming experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||04/05/2021|
Getting my ceiling plaster repaired on Thurs.
|by Anonymous||reply 478||04/05/2021|
R475 A privacy trellis will help. I had the same problem and it was whelming. I didn't / don't want to be unfriendly to my neighbor but we need our privacy and our sun.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||04/05/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 480||04/05/2021|
Knock down is peeling off in a small section. Then I will get the ceiling painted once repaired to prevent it happening again.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||Last Tuesday at 6:56 AM|
They are cutting down a large old tree on my rear neighbor’s house which involves a crane hoisting massive limbs, over my house into my immediate neighbor’s driveway and using my backyard as a minor staging area for small limbs. They did not ask my permission, but the end result will mean more sun for the corner of my garden, albeit at the cost of some privacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||Last Tuesday at 8:21 AM|
[quote]They did not ask my permission, but the end result will mean more sun for the corner of my garden, albeit at the cost of some privacy.
And possibly some honking geese?
|by Anonymous||reply 483||Last Tuesday at 8:41 AM|
Today I realized something about the very nice woman who's been cutting my hair for about 17 years. To wit, she chatters incessantly throughout the cut, never shuts up. Will even stop mid-snip, or -comb, or -blow or whatever, to gesticulate and make a point. Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky, but it drove me nuts today. I was glad to be wearing a mask so she couldn't see my frown.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||Last Tuesday at 10:50 AM|
At least you got a haircut, R484. I haven't had my hair cut since the pandemic started. I look like a damned hippie. A couple of months ago, I decided to make an appointment at the same salon where I've been getting my hair cut for 20 years, usually by the same guy. I discovered it had closed permanently a couple of months earlier. I'm feeling very whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||Last Tuesday at 11:28 AM|
Where are you @485?
|by Anonymous||reply 486||Last Tuesday at 1:35 PM|
R485 I mean. Geez that @ symbol is embedded in our brains now.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||Last Tuesday at 1:35 PM|
My new dishwasher came today. I thought I’d be more excited.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||Last Tuesday at 2:29 PM|
[quote]Where are you R485?
In the D.C. area. I know there are other places I could go to have my hair cut, but finding one, making an appointment and actually going would require effort.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||Last Tuesday at 4:18 PM|
r488 well now you have to clean the kitchen...WHELM!!
|by Anonymous||reply 490||Last Tuesday at 6:31 PM|
I like the new Notifications button (that bell in the top right hand corner).
It tells me if an anonymous person likes my post; one of my posts this week generated SIX likes!
|by Anonymous||reply 491||Last Tuesday at 10:18 PM|
I have to call a plumber today. My kitchen sink is draining very slowly. Not sure what the problem is but I'm sure they'll figure it out. Maybe I can have them move the dishwasher hose, too. When the dishwasher drains, it pushes the suds up into the sink. May the two are related and I can get them both taken care of at once.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||Last Wednesday at 4:24 AM|
R492 There's a connection between my dishwasher drain and my garbage disposal so if I forget to make sure that the garbage disposal is empty before running the dishwasher, any muck in the disposal gets pushed into the sink with the suds. Yuck. It's whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||Last Wednesday at 5:27 AM|
R493, I don't have a garbage disposal. I'm not sure what's going on but the plumber is coming tomorrow morning. I can wait. I have paper plates, could order out, or just do a few dishes in the bathtub until the problem is fixed.
|by Anonymous||reply 494||Last Wednesday at 5:59 AM|
Cosmo you may kist need your pipes snaked. Sounds like a buildup further down the system.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||Last Wednesday at 9:39 AM|
R495, that's what I'm thinking. Was going to buy a snake at Home Depot but I don't want to make the problem worse by not knowing what I'm doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||Last Wednesday at 10:09 AM|
I'm whelmed that Cosmo has no disposal! How does he manage?
|by Anonymous||reply 497||Last Thursday at 5:07 PM|
I broke the frame on my glasses on the bridge of the nose piece. I tried superglue but it stays gooey and won't set . If I don't get this figured out soon, I may get whelmed. I can't drive without them.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||Last Thursday at 5:53 PM|
R498 Are they plastic?
Are they brittle with age?
Have you been stretching the plastic by removing them one lug at a time?
Did you sit on them?
|by Anonymous||reply 499||Last Thursday at 6:00 PM|
There’s duct tape, R498.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||Last Thursday at 6:13 PM|
And eyeglass frames held together with duct tape will give you that classic "nerd" look, R498. Fun!
|by Anonymous||reply 501||Last Thursday at 6:24 PM|
I can't use duct tape because they broke right at the joint instead of in the middle. Yes, they are several years old and I was going for an eye exam shortly and getting them replaced anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||Last Thursday at 7:05 PM|
R498 Sigh...you may be resigned to two monacles for at least a week. I did have luck getting cheap frames on Zenni, which my optometrist was able to put new lenses in within a couple of days! Food for thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 503||Last Thursday at 7:09 PM|
Ceiling repair success! Even though knock down can be quite challenging to match, the results were perfect! So happy and now underwhelmed about the ceiling over the shower!
|by Anonymous||reply 504||Last Thursday at 7:15 PM|
I’d like to see a return of the lorgnette.
|by Anonymous||reply 505||Last Thursday at 9:12 PM|
HA! r505 Made me google. And sure, Col. Klink!
|by Anonymous||reply 506||Last Thursday at 10:21 PM|
R497, everything gets swept off the plates into the regular garbage. I never understood the need for a garbage disposal.
Just Googled and it turns out, garbage disposals are illegal in NJ due to the excessive load they place on the treatment system. I've lived in NJ over 50 years. We didn't have one when I was growing up so I don't miss it.
|by Anonymous||reply 507||Last Friday at 4:44 AM|
R507 You're right, Cosmo. I live in a condo complex and we were just notified to stop using our garbage disposals because we were causing sewer backups! Garbage disposals should probably be outlawed!
|by Anonymous||reply 508||Last Friday at 5:42 AM|
Speaking of condo complexes, mine is completing the task of replacing our balconies. The buildings were built in the 90s. My neighbor across the courtyard had theirs replaced yesterday. The pile of wood from the old balcony is still here. I'm whelmed at having to look at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||Last Friday at 6:15 AM|
Garbage disposals are not illegal in NJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 510||Last Friday at 7:46 AM|
[quote]Garbage disposals are not illegal in NJ.
But self-service gasoline stations are.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||Last Friday at 8:41 AM|
R510, that should say in MORRIS COUNTY, NJ which is where I live. They are illegal in many other NJ townships, though
|by Anonymous||reply 512||Last Friday at 10:12 AM|
The cleaning lady keeps leaving random things out of place after she cleans and it's annoying. I can't say anything to her about it because her English is poor and my Spanish non-existent, so I have to reserve communication for the more obviously important things.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||Last Saturday at 7:21 AM|
R513 she is fking with your ocd on purpose!!
|by Anonymous||reply 514||Last Saturday at 10:02 AM|
R513 wait! Are you me? Did I type that while I was sleeping? Same issue here.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||Last Saturday at 11:13 AM|
It’s a classic problem. Even worse, when a cleaner “puts something away” in a random storage location so you have no idea how to find it unless you stumble upon it.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||Last Saturday at 11:43 AM|
And . . . the lawnmowers are back.
Inevitably, as soon as one neighbor stops, another begins.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||Last Saturday at 11:56 AM|
Something is making a beeping alert every 12 hours or so. It beeps three times then repeats and goes silent. I wonder how long this will go on before I figure out which of the three nearby smoke detectors and one nearby carbon monoxide detector is the culprit
|by Anonymous||reply 518||19 hours ago|
A beeping every 12 hours I could live with, R518. My smoke detectors are hard-wired, but if a back-up battery needs replacing, the detector chirps loudly about every 20 seconds. It's very whelming, especially since I always have trouble replacing the battery correctly and I have high ceilings.
|by Anonymous||reply 519||14 hours ago|
Smoke alarm low battery alerts never seem to chirp unless it's in the middle of the night when you are at your deepest sleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 520||14 hours ago|
R518 My guess is it's the carbon monoxide detector...the battery needs replacing. The same thing happened to me. I called the FD and they checked out all the smoke detectors finally found out the CMD was the culprit.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||13 hours ago|
Beeping of any kind is WHELMing...
|by Anonymous||reply 522||9 hours ago|
Only if you have to listen to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||9 hours ago|
r523 spoken as a true underwhelmer! Bravo!
|by Anonymous||reply 524||9 hours ago|