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I Want to Be Underwhelmed, Spring Herd Immunity Edition, 2021
|by Anonymous||reply 209||9 hours ago|
I am Dylan Geick’s OnlyFans.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/23/2021|
My arm is sore. And I'm very tired. Guess why.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/23/2021|
Jesus these cats...trying to not be whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/24/2021|
I told myself yesterday I’d get an early start today. Instead, I’m on Datalounge. Maybe tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/24/2021|
I'm burned out.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/24/2021|
I added some semolina flour when I made pizza dough for later, and now I wonder if I should have added an eighth cup more.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/24/2021|
i going to CVS, now, to get Magnesium Citrate for my opiated 95 yr old mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/24/2021|
I am planning to go to Wendy's for dinner. I'm tired of my own mediocre cooking. However, my cat likes the chicken nuggets from McDonald's and not the ones from Wendy's. But I want Wendy's chili ...
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/24/2021|
Wendy's has good chili and it's cold outside. You're inspiring me, R9. Also, my cat knows the difference between the fish used in McDonald's and Burger King. He shows high disdain for Burger King.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/25/2021|
Making chili today...
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/25/2021|
I made some chili a couple of weeks ago and put half of it in the freezer. I think I'll take it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/25/2021|
1st shot of Pfizer. I don’t think the shot makes me sleepy; I think it was wandering through the maze to get the shot and then grabbing a second appointment online - everyone waiting the 20 minutes was searching for next available appointment.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/25/2021|
I took a vacation day tomorrow. Enjoying my 3-day weekend. Next week, I’m off Tuesday and Wednesday because of my 2nd Pfizer shot and because I have a shit ton of time I can take off.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/25/2021|
I made the mistake of reading an article about a vegan butcher before bed and now I'm very hungry. (Not for vegan substitutes, but for actual meat.) But if I ate something this late at night I'd be a fat whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/27/2021|
Tonight I finished off TWO containers of Talenti gelato! (granted, there wasn't much left in either)
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/27/2021|
Gangstalking is VERY REAL and the truth is coming out piece by piece.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/27/2021|
I potted up some begonias this afternoon, went for a long walk. Later I ate a pot gummy bear and burnt my index finger while making chocolate ganache for the overripe strawberries. Currently watching Cook’s Country on PBS. I’m not sure I can pick up the pieces and move on from such stress.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/27/2021|
I'm staying in.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/27/2021|
I farted today...it sounded like drums
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/27/2021|
I made that viral TikTok baked feta pasta. It was okay.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/27/2021|
I bought a fun throw pillow cover and I'm going to Michael's right now to get a 20 x 20 insert! Or, I may go in the morning...I'm already so damned tired.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/27/2021|
Nextdoor says a coyote was seen chasing a cat this evening two streets away from us.
I'm not whelmed. She might be, though: my elderly evil neighbor should be taking her garbage out any minute now. Maybe the coyote's still hungry.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/27/2021|
I'm ASHAMED of myself for being a little jealous and a little hurt since my OnlyFans Crush announced that he has a boyfriend now. I couldn't possibly have thought I had a chance in Hell. I'm 10 years older and halfway across the country. He only Direct Messaged me so I'd continue to tip.
I swear I was popular & cool at one time. How did I end up this pathetic?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/27/2021|
I was unpatiently waiting for my appointment for the vaccine and received it Sunday - yay, me.
Now, two days later, the city is telling people to just show up without any fucking appointment at government run sites whenever they want to get a vaccine.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/27/2021|
R25 Appts are so much more civilized than walk in. You avoided a shit show.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/27/2021|
Wtf is a vegan butcher? Does it slice up gluten roasts? Tofu chicken tits?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/27/2021|
I have a really HOT butcher.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/27/2021|
R16 what flavors?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/27/2021|
I'm chewing gum.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/27/2021|
I didn't peel the turnips before I put them in with the pot roast tonight. That was a mistake.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/27/2021|
I’m going to break out cookie cutters and make some take home packets for my friends in my dinner party crowd. I only have Christmas cookie cutters, they’ll have to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/28/2021|
This t-shirt I am wearing is almost reduced to molecules. Regretfully, it is not in such condition from the ravages of hot men removing it forcefully.
It's going in the trash tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/28/2021|
Why does my personal iPhone not ring but the call comes through on my iPad and with sound?! This is very whelming to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/28/2021|
R34, thank you. I have a grabby ipad as well and I have to make it “forget iphone device” under bluetooth.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/28/2021|
[quote]I’m going to break out cookie cutters and make some take home packets for my friends in my dinner party crowd. I only have Christmas cookie cutters, they’ll have to do.
Your friends might be a bit whelmed if they think the cookies were left over from December. You could always use the top of a small drinking glass, dipped in flour, to cut out the cookies.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/28/2021|
That's a great idea, R36. I use a glass when I make Toad in a Hole. I was thinking of buying a ring mold, tough. I hate dirtying up a glass just to cut a hole in the bread.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/28/2021|
[quote]Wtf is a vegan butcher? Does it slice up gluten roasts? Tofu chicken tits?
R27, I just watched a spot on The Food Network about a Vegan "Butcher/Deli" owner. They're basically forming protein concoctions into meat-like shapes, giving it a similar flavor and then slicing it up, the same as you would meat. I suppose it's for the person on Vegan diet who still craves meat.
I have a relative who's a Vegetarian. She's at the point where she doesn't want to eat anything that even tastes similar to meat. Says even the illusion makes her ill.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/28/2021|
I think my cat is trapped in the attic.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/28/2021|
R39 How is it trapped? Why can't you lure it out with food?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/28/2021|
She came out when I opened the door now that it’s almost supper time.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/28/2021|
I was trying to pretend to give a flying fuck about cicadas, but it came off very hollow & rather insipid.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/28/2021|
R27, apparently vegan butchers sell imitation meats, such as bean burgers and "facon". I've eaten vegan sausages that really did taste like pork.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/28/2021|
I was feeling especially wild tonight and took and extra edible! Plus I had two White Claws...
I hope I don't get a hangover.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/28/2021|
My boss is a complete cunt and I waste too much energy hating her.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/28/2021|
I interview via zoom for a job tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/28/2021|
Ok I love the overly gregarious neighborhood crossing guard now. I walked past her today and she yelled, "So nice to see you, you look so GOOD!" She's my girl!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/28/2021|
I think that is tremendous R46. Good luck!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/28/2021|
Best of luck, R46!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/28/2021|
I went on a walk today. I thought I saw a squirrel, but it turned out to be a piece of garbage blowing in the wind.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/28/2021|
R47, you are fickle. Yeah, I said it. FICKLE!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/28/2021|
I went on a walk today. I thought I saw a piece of garbage, but it turned out to be a squirrel corpse, blowing in the wind.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/28/2021|
So I chopped down a small tree in my yard with a power saw, and need to remove the stump. So I need to buy a big axe and be all manly and shit, which got me motivated, but then it rained, and I got lazy, and didn't have the energy to drive to Home Depot to buy an axe. Maybe tomorrow. Or I will order one on Amazon. It's smaller but it is made in Finland. 60 bucks. Probably use it once. Would borrow one from a neighbor, but I don't know any because it's not 1973.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/28/2021|
But R53, there are so many wonderful ideas to decorate tree stumps...
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/28/2021|
That new Kate Winslet HBO show makes me fall asleep, great for insomnia.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/28/2021|
R53 Rent a stump grinder
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/28/2021|
[quote]I interview via zoom for a job tomorrow.
You should wear pants, even though they won't be seen. It will make you feel more professional.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/28/2021|
And good shoes!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/28/2021|
I spent my entire adult life priding myself on being "just like everyone else" & "one of the guys". No gay bars, prides or circuit parties for me! Never had a serious boyfriend or partner, only flings. [My own doing.] Never even had a platonic gay friend to relate to, all (seemingly) straight dudes. [Also, my own doing.]
Now I'm a lonely 40 year old eating Fruit Gushers & doing (endless) stacks of paperwork from behind a laptop in my cheap hotel room. I did everything I could (in my power) to not offend & possibly be rejected by others. Ultimately I was rejected & left behind anyway. I haven't a single friend or family member I can call just to cheer me up. I have NOTHING but a thankless, ungratifying career.
If any young person out there is feeling unsure about their sexuality/true self, let my pathetic existence be a lesson for you. NEVER LET HOW YOU THINK OTHERS WILL PERCEIVE YOU PREVENT YOU FROM LIVING YOUR LIFE OR ESTABLISHING ONE FOR YOURSELF! Because your so-called "Family & Friends" sure in the hell won't!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/28/2021|
Well, that’s all a bit on the whelming side, if you ask me.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/28/2021|
Totally whelming. Start your own thread. Here, we seek no drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/28/2021|
[quote]Here, we seek no drama.
We prefer mildly zany complications involving things that really don't matter one way or another.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/28/2021|
What is a Fruit Gusher?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/28/2021|
R59 You're post overwhelmed me. I feel sad for you because you are in the same emotional place I'm in. However, the posts above are correct - this isn't the thread for all that overwhelming emotion. Now I'll need to work at getting back to that underwhelming sweet spot I enjoy living in.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/29/2021|
Getting excited about NYC reopening news. Finally will be able to go sit at the bar at my local gay bar. It will be a shock. It’s been nice - and healthier and cheaper - in some ways to stay home all the time. But I’m ready to resume life and make the most of whatever time I have left. Looking forward to seeing people o haven’t seen in over a year. Unfortunately that may include finding out some didn’t make it through. A reminder to make the most of today and not put off happiness until tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/29/2021|
I just updated my Mac OS from Catalina to Big Sur. Slightly whelming. There’s always the fear that after it finally reboots everything that was on your laptop will be gone. But now I feel a sense of accomplishment
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/29/2021|
My Mac is too old for Big Sur. It’s a Mac Mini. I opened it up and replaced the hard drive and added memory, following online discussions. I’m gonna keep it forever since I pretty much only use my iPad Pro these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/29/2021|
I went into the office today. It was nice to see some people I haven't seen since either late last year or before we went into lockdown mode. It's kind of funny how many people are now saying they can see themselves coming into the office on a more regular basis. We moved earlier this month so we're all getting used to our new cubes and surroundings.
Also, interesting to see how many of us gained a few "pandemic pounds." One of the guys is tall (a former model, not famous), and, in my opinion, was underweight. He now has a little belly.
To stay with the underwhelmingness of the thread, we have no salt and pepper in our new office! I will need to buy some personal shakers for my use.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/29/2021|
I went to a flea market today. I almost bought a Capodimonte urn with cherubs and nonsense all over it, but sanity prevailed and I left only a dollar poorer, the cost of admission. But, harkening back to an earlier thread, I did see an assortment of melon ballers.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/29/2021|
I'm currently waiting on my Instacart delivery for 2 boxed wines.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/29/2021|
R69 "Cherubs and Nonsense" - great name for a record album, or a blog.
I recently spent $20 on Amazon for some new oven mitts. They're ok, if almost too substantial. Then yesterday I saw some basic-looking ones in a drugstore for one dollar - I was excited but also pissed that I'd spent the "big bucks." Well, I washed the dollar ones today and they completely fell apart in the spin cycle. So sometimes you do get what you pay for.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/29/2021|
R36 - won’t small round cookies reflect poorly on my cookie cutter skills? I can snip the legs and antlers off the reindeer cut outs, and if you squint and with the right icing, you’d almost swear they are swans.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/29/2021|
One of my two bathroom lights burned out. The local hardware stores had nothing in “warm white”” and I had to order off the Internet. The replacement.bulbs arrived and I hope they match the ones that didn’t burn out.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/29/2021|
[quote]R36 - won’t small round cookies reflect poorly on my cookie cutter skills? I can snip the legs and antlers off the reindeer cut outs, and if you squint and with the right icing, you’d almost swear they are swans.
Admittedly, round cookies lack any sort of visual je ne sais quoi. But I figured they would be less whelming than having your friends think you're trying to palm off four-month-old cookies on them. But if your creativity can turn reindeer into a non-related species, I say go for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/29/2021|
I go back and forth on whether to renew my "Vanity Fair" digital subscription.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/29/2021|
It's that time again girls. See ya in the morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/29/2021|
[quote]Hitler salute, R22?
Odd. That isn't the photo I initially posted. The one I posted was a close-up of Johnny in his mouse ears, with Jimmie and Roy in the background.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/29/2021|
^^ Terribly sorry. That was meant for the "Johnny Crawford is dead to me" thread. ^^
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/29/2021|
I use an 2015 iPad Pro as my primary computer. The screen had became intermittently unresponsive last year, but I was determined to wait for the new model which went on sale today for delivery in a few weeks. I’d been waiting so long, I ordered one as soon as I could, but now that I think about it, my 6-year-old one has been working pretty well recently. I’m getting $260 credit for turning it in, but I’m torn.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/30/2021|
^Sorry—some last minute insertions rendered that ungrammatical.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/30/2021|
I just had to clean my rug. Hairball. The cat almost didn’t make it. Most of the vomit was on the hardwood, but she gallantly managed to get the final bits onto the rug.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/30/2021|
r73 here; the new lightbulbs matched. I was greatly relieved. It would have been overwhelming if they hadn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/30/2021|
I just sneezed.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/30/2021|
Dear Arlene Dahl,
I have the most unsightly bulge around my crotch area that pokes right through my dresses. Would you suggest tucking it in, stuffing it deep into my anus or wearing a full skirt with a frilly petticoat underneath it? Please do tell.
Kisses For You & You From......
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/30/2021|
That’s pretty whelming, r84. Are you sure you’re in the right place?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/30/2021|
R85, the fact that you're overwhelmed by a totally random Sears Fashion segment from 1970 is whelming me.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/30/2021|
The lovely Arlene Dahl, actress and former national beauty adviser for Sears, is still with us at age 95.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/30/2021|
It’s Saturday and I’m having left over bbq lamb for lunch. I opened a bottle of wine to go with it and it was corked. Now I’m not interested in lunch at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/30/2021|
Yes, R87. This interview is from about 10 years ago, but even then Ms. Dahl was still sharp as a tack! It's AMAZING how she had complete command of the dates, times, names & movies, etc related to her career & social life from over 60 years ago!
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/30/2021|
Hopefully this isn't too "whelming" but will someone break this down for me. I was under the impression that this was a topic of randomness. Like "The Official Random" threads we used to have here back in the day. DL's junk drawer. Where you could post just about anything that was on your mind at the moment.
Others are using this topic to really be underwhelmed. Like for instance.................
"My roommate literally watches Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives for hours ......"
or "Tomorrow I think I will get that mani/pedi I've been putting off."
So, which is it? Randomness or Boring Randomness?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/30/2021|
Neither. Just don’t whelm.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/30/2021|
First, do no whelm.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/30/2021|
[quote]So, which is it? Randomness or Boring Randomness?
Strict rules about what makes for an appropriate post would be whelming and defeat the entire purpose of these threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/30/2021|
R90 If you whelm, you’ll know soon enough.
Trust us on this.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/01/2021|
r56 Never! I bought a 3.5 pound 32" long axe and chopped it out with flip flops on. Almost chopped my foot off at one point. It was surprisingly dangerous, large flying splinters too. And a hand blister.
So for another tree on property I also need goggles, steel tip boots, and might as well go full tight jeans (Jorts?) and flannel shirt and maybe a sharp yellow helmet. Still cheaper than renting a stump grinder, and I get to keep the costume.
It was maybe 12 feet tall, the stump was maybe two feet wide, no biggie, took two days, maybe three hours. I had to chop wood as a kid, and I'm still pretty good with an axe after a 35 year break. It's like hitting a baseball.
I did not get all the root out, but mulched over it and it's gone. In retrospect, I would recommend this to nobody, and I'm sure the stump grinder is the way to go. I just wanted to buy an axe.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/01/2021|
r90 I just wrote like ten paragraphs about chopping out a tree stump. I think more than random, it NEEDS to be very boring. Mundane. A reminder that YOUR life (or OP) is possibly more interesting and exciting than mine, or all our lives are mostly boring.
I think it's supposed to be like the opposite of calling your friend the party animal and asking what exciting stuff happened last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/01/2021|
I think a bit of excitement is okay, but be prepared to be accused of whelming. In the end, what does it matter if someone claims to be whelmed? First, they’re probably lying. Second, what are they going to do about it? Call the whelming police?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/01/2021|
Zoom interview completed. While everyone was in an office, they dressed like shit.
I always think I’ll bring my upbeat personality and can-do spirit into a dying environment. Thank god I keep my mouth shut.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/01/2021|
I just ordered a pizza to be delivered. It's pretty good...from a local chain that uses much better cheese than most. I got extra cheese on one half, and fresh mozzarella on the other half.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/01/2021|
Chain pizza? Tut tut.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/01/2021|
Best delivery pizza is the point. The why-I-don't-want-to-go-out details would whelm.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/01/2021|
I really should get off the couch and do something.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/01/2021|
I tried that earlier today and soon regretted it, R102.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/01/2021|
Local pizza joints deliver.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/01/2021|
It [bold]is[/bold] a local pizza joint, r104. With three other locations than the one I ordered from. I live in a city.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/01/2021|
I’m heading to Trader Joe’s. Getting low on frozen dinners.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/01/2021|
I forgot the passcode for my Kindle.
I'm not sleepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||05/01/2021|
There are people who are wrong on Twitter - showing examples of Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, and Art Moderne under the heading “Art Deco”. I don’t smack or shake people and I also no longer throw things at them. I’m fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/02/2021|
There are people who are wrong on Twitter??? Now I need to lie back down.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/02/2021|
I need to buy a new roof for my house. Shit!
I know where my stimulus money is going -- and then $$$ome.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/02/2021|
I bought a bag of crispy chicken strips to cook in my air fryer.
I also had corn on the cob.
Call me Popeye Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/02/2021|
One bakery in the village shut early and the other one was completely out of rolls at 11am and wasn't making anymore for the day. I am too lazy to drive into the city to find rolls. I will not be having sandwiches today - only hatred for this place.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/02/2021|
On the horns of a true dilemma here: which bank's ATM should I use today?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/02/2021|
I bought PG Tips tea in target. I know it’s the bestselling tea in Britain. I’m not impressed. I like Barry’s better.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/02/2021|
I had the WORST Thai food last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/02/2021|
The dark blue waves, the white turbulence, the sunshine, the pale blue skies all on live TV from Western Australia World Surf League is whelming me.
I'm being hypnotized. It's as though the visuals are a soothing tonic.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/02/2021|
Willy Guhl planter. A toilet.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/02/2021|
I’ve figured out that viral TickTock feta pasta recipe. Here’s my tip: double the sauce. Very important.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/03/2021|
I went to the dentist last week and had a cavity filled in my upper left molar. This was a new dental practice; my former one is out of network for my dental plan.
The dentist was great but when he was drilling the upper molar, the drill was resting on the gum on my lower teeth. Now I have this intermittent, stabbing pain in my neck. I'm not sure if they're related but I have a cleaning on the 18th at the same place. I also have a Dr's appointment on Friday. I'll mention it to her and see what she says. The cleaning will decide if they are my new dental practice or if I should keep looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/03/2021|
I've decided to be more judicious with my WW's and more generous with my FF's.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/03/2021|
No more wine in the house after tonight's glass. Much internal debate whether to buy white or red tomorrow!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/03/2021|
You could buy a bottle of each, R121. Although I guess you probably didn't need me to point this out to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/03/2021|
This Frank's RedHot Seasoning Blend was actually a good buy. It's basically hot sauce in powdered form. So far I've had a few dashes of the Original flavor on a turkey burger, roasted brussels sprouts & mac & cheese. Each time it was delicious. Worth a try if you'd like a hint of spice that's a little more well rounded than just plain cayenne powder.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/03/2021|
I may ask my mom to show me how to fold fitted sheets today!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/04/2021|
Good luck, R124! I’ve tried several ways, including using the seams to turn a fitted into a flat sheet. I still say it’s a 2-person job.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/04/2021|
My solution is to own only one fitted sheet at a time. It is either on the bed or in the wash, never folded.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/04/2021|
That has been my plan until now, but I may need to actually fold some sheets in future.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/04/2021|
[quote]I still say it’s a 2-person job.
I find that it can quite easily be a one-person job, as long as you truly don't care whether it's neatly folded or not. I'm just going to stuff it into a drawer anyway. Out of sight, out of mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/04/2021|
There are levels of whelm-ness:
I have stepped down from Overwhelmed to Whelmed. Am I allowed to be here?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/04/2021|
We are not concerned with how you are feeling. We are concerned with how what you post makes us feel. Around here, “whelmed” is not neutral (whatever that means).
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/04/2021|
I am considering eggs for dinner. But I cannot decide.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/04/2021|
I used my Fasta Pasta last night to make dinner and I have no idea what I did with the lid.
I am bereft.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/04/2021|
Pepto Bismol Chews are surprisingly yummy!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/04/2021|
My old cat let me clip his dew claws. The key was to approach as underwhelmed, so he only got mini-whelmed. He's snoozing now.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/04/2021|
REO Speedwagon wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for that lead singer's whiny voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/04/2021|
I splurged on a Papa Murphy's Chicago Style Stuffed Crust pizza tonight. No pepperoni, Canadian bacon instead. I was nearly whelmed with anticipation, but not quite. It was delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/05/2021|
I was able to run all of my errands at one shopping center today.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/05/2021|
Costco was a zoo today. A zoo!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/05/2021|
I purchased coffee and ham at the supermarket today!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/05/2021|
I’ve got the trots!
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/05/2021|
I wonder if Gelson's Potato Salad is as good as they say?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/05/2021|
Before I put the clothes in the washing machine, I sniffed my boyfriend's funky drawers.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/05/2021|
I love my bf’s used socks and underwear.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/05/2021|
A recipe for Gelson's Caesar Potato Salad
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/05/2021|
[quote]I wonder if Gelson's Potato Salad is as good as they say?
It's even better!
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/05/2021|
I love anchovy! Just need to substitute scallion for celery (and buy a mixer).
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/05/2021|
Why do people in TV and movies never have protective covers on their iPhones?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/05/2021|
I'd like to rip that girl apart, so I can see what makes her tick!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/05/2021|
Every time I've gone into the office during the pandemic, I've walked to the same deli and ordered the same menu item for lunch. Today, on my 40th visit, I tried a new menu item.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/05/2021|
I just poured myself a glass of soda water and it was flat. Seems about right.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/06/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||05/06/2021|
Eavesdropping On A Neighbor. In my defense, he’s most likely partially deaf and yells into the telephone. He’s also very stupid.
He wants $2,000 of the child tax credit for each of his two children. On his first call, he somehow got connected to a human at the IRS and explained that his girlfriend has six kids and two of them are his. That call did not go well.
He is now yelling at his tax preparer and promising to follow through to get his money that he deserves for these children and they are not being helpful and, no, he does not have documents stating he is head of household because she lives with another guy, and he’s having a tough time living in a shitty apartment building (TRUE, he lives here and has the musical taste of a fourteen year-old boy into white-boy rap). He’s also a gamer and holy fuck, I hate him.
Oh, dear. He’s not actually yelling into the phone and may actually be listening....Now, he’s giving them information. No, I’m not writing down his social security number and I didn’t catch his name. What an asshole.
This doesn’t count as whelming because it’s the second time I’ve heard him try to get money for his poor children.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/06/2021|
Don't keep us in suspense, R149... what new item did you purchase?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/06/2021|
Ann Sheridan: "Roz Russell is hard as nails...She came up the hard way, and it shows."
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/06/2021|
I made a cauliflower gratin last night with bacon, mushroom, heavy cream and gruyere cheese. It was ok but I had to sop up the layer of grease on top with half a roll of paper towels.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/06/2021|
Did you cook the bacon first, r155?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||05/06/2021|
I agree R156. Although the cheese could have been a little greasy, it sounds like the bacon wasn't rendered beforehand.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||05/06/2021|
Tea lovers - I just splurged and ordered various black teas from Harney and Sons. Is this money well spent?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||05/06/2021|
I’m soaking a batch of split peas overnight. I tried the quicker boil&simmer routine for lunch and they were al dente. Blech.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/06/2021|
Arm & Hammer makes 40 different types of cat litter. WTF? How are you supposed to decide? Even if you narrow it down to “Clump & Seal,” there are 11 different types of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/06/2021|
R160, I loved pine litter because it was lighter. Sweeping up was more of a hassle and my woodworking projects gave my boys an excuse to shit anywhere sawdust collected, but it was easier to scoop up and toss.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||05/06/2021|
Costco just send me $5.00 because they accidentally charged sales tax on facial tissues. Woo-hoo!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/06/2021|
I mailed Mother's Day gifts to an old friend and to my sister. The post office tracker says they were received, but no word from either lady. I don't know about you, but even if I don't feel like writing a big thank you note yet, I at least always text the sender to let the know the package arrived: "Well, well, what is THIS!" etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||Last Saturday at 4:10 AM|
My job requires me to travel all over the country and when doing so I stay in (2 to 4 star) hotels. It's amazing how any particular hotel chain can be a total rundown dump in one city but a fairly nice property in another city.
Actually, in some cities a hotel brand may be nice in one part of town but a total nightmare in another part of town. Absolutely no consistency whatsoever. It just goes to show that these hotel brands will slap their name on anything with no attention to quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||Last Saturday at 10:43 AM|
Got notification that my Mother’s Day flower order to my stepmother will be arriving on Tuesday instead of this weekend. I called up and bitched, and got $13.95 as compensation. Not bad, and it’s fine if it’s late. It’s only my stepmother, after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||Last Saturday at 10:58 AM|
[quote]Not bad, and it’s fine if it’s late. It’s only my stepmother, after all.
Is she a wicked stepmother?
|by Anonymous||reply 166||Last Saturday at 11:01 AM|
As a veteran frequent traveler, agreed that some properties of a brand are better than others!
My news from today was that I couldn't decide on a brand of napkins, but talked myself into slightly more for Bounty over store brand!
My step-grandmother was very nice to my family and my uncle's as well. My mother's sister wants nothing to do with her father's (second) family, which is a shame.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||Last Saturday at 11:04 AM|
I'm making green smoothies everyday with basically a whole cornucopia of greens and fruit. It's making me so hard and horny all the time. I'm getting spontaneous boners which is an unexpected side effect of celery juice I guess. It's kind of nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||Last Saturday at 11:10 AM|
R168, you just reminded me of a FWB (Friend With Benefits) that I've had off and on for nearly a decade. A hot vet nurse from NYC. He's only 5'6 but has a smoking hot ripped body and one of the most rotund, fattest, girthiest cocks I've ever had the privilege of having. He's a daily, fanatical juicer. The MF is ALWAYS horny and squirts the thickest, creamiest ropes of cum ever. I never contributed it to his juicing but now it all makes sense!
He's currently upset with me over a silly misunderstanding and we haven't been speaking much over the last few months. I miss him & and I'll be BEGGING his forgiveness TODAY! Thank You!
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Saturday at 11:46 AM|
I'd like to bowl. Again. It's been decades.
But I don't own bowling shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||Last Sunday at 8:36 AM|
[quote]But I don't own bowling shoes.
Don't bowling alleys rent shoes anymore? Admittedly, the idea of putting on shoes many others have worn is rather whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Sunday at 8:41 AM|
R166 She's a very nice stepmother. She did inherit all of Dad's money, but I made my peace with that a long time ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||Last Sunday at 8:54 AM|
I'm not sure, r171.
Maybe lanes owners don't require bowling shoes anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||Last Sunday at 9:01 AM|
I want to start dating again, but I feel that in order to have a successful relationship, you need to have everything in your life flowing smoothly. I'm building a small business and I know my income is going to fluctuate, so I am going to wait. Relationships/dating are stressful enough in the best of times that I need to make sure I am more secure financially before I get on all the dating apps. I'm not lonely but the clock is ticking big time.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||Last Sunday at 9:05 AM|
I texted my sister a happy Mother's Day greeting but she probably won't see it. The boomer women in my life rarely look at their phones. She would love if I "picked up the phone" and had a conversation but that's too whelming for me right now – she's a talker. I always have to block out an hour for listening. At least not many replies are required of me (an occasional mm-hmm or oh wow), and I can move around and do other tasks while she talks. Still, I have to be in the mood.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||Last Sunday at 9:19 AM|
[quote]The boomer women in my life rarely look at their phones.
This gay male boomer is the same way. I usually forget to turn my phone back on after a class or lecture, and when I do, I often find a couple of texts and missed calls. I never learned to live on my phone. Anything internet, I'd rather use my computer. Hardly anyone wants to talk on the phone anymore, so I don't feel I'm missing much.
My friends know the best way to reach me is to email me.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||Last Sunday at 9:31 AM|
R176 Yes, the boomer ladies I refer to are the same way. Email is good for them, but a phone call is best. Do you enjoy talking on the phone? I'm a late-boomer myself but I did make the switch; I love texting and cringe when an actual call comes in.
Oh, and the gals LOVE Facebook (which I refuse to do).
|by Anonymous||reply 177||Last Sunday at 9:40 AM|
[quote]Do you enjoy talking on the phone? I'm a late-boomer myself but I did make the switch; I love texting and cringe when an actual call comes in.
I like talking on the phone with someone else who likes to talk on the phone. A lot of people don't anymore, so I don't bother. In direct contradiction to the cliche that millennials only text, one of my favorite phone talkers was born in the late '80s. We were on the phone last night for over two hours.
I have another friend I speak with on the phone for an hour or so every week.
Overall, I liked talking on the phone more pre-digital phones. A landline today doesn't have the same sound as a home phone used to, back before we called them landlines.
The smartphone is mostly a machine for texting. I accept that, just as I accept mostly no bookstores, mostly no CD stores, mostly no department stores, and so on. Amazon and Apple uber alles.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||Last Sunday at 9:50 AM|
My straight friends at 40 are already talking about divorce. The husband works, makes the money, the wife stays home with the kids. The wife feels under appreciated, stuck at home with the kids, especially during the pandemic and then withholds sex. The husband feels he's making all the money and should have the free time to golf and the wife should handle the household. This cliche cycle keeps repeating itself from boomers, to Gen X, to now old millennials or very young Gen X. Like it or not, there are still traditional masculine and feminine roles. It makes me sad to see that this tired trope keeps happening. I can remember my friends in love, having fun. I don't want to see divorces and children dragged this again and again, creating another generation of damaged people.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||Last Sunday at 9:52 AM|
I have a couple of friends who still like to talk on the phone, but they are also friends who like to talk, if you know what I mean. If I get a call from one of them, or return a call, I can count on being kept on the phone for at least an hour, sometimes two hours. No wonder I prefer emails and texts.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||Last Sunday at 10:11 AM|
he has sopped working on my keyboard. Everhing else is fine, i's jus he leer *. Apple wan £230 o replace he keyboard, which I really don' wan o pay. Wha should I do?
|by Anonymous||reply 181||Last Sunday at 10:20 AM|
R180 Many of the people I’m close to in life are big talkers. I mean they will hold forth indefinitely, and you’re lucky to get a word in edgewise. As they get older they get worse, and as I get older I get less willing to tolerate it.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||Last Sunday at 10:47 AM|
R181 get a plug n play keyboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||Last Sunday at 11:16 AM|
Watching TCM. In pajamas.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||Last Sunday at 11:17 AM|
I opted for regular yellow mustard instead of Dijon on my turkey burger. Regular yellow is underrated sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||Last Sunday at 11:37 AM|
I spent most of the weekend binge-watching Drop Dead Diva on StarzEncoreClassic. The guy that played Grayson was pretty handsome in the beginning. By the 5th season, he'd hit a wall.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||Last Monday at 4:50 AM|
Kittenzilla is into everything today. Counter and desk jumping. Plant nibbling and trying to eat a dead fly from my planter. Currently he is nibbling on the corner of my couch pillow.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||Last Monday at 9:49 AM|
I think I may be allergic to the fragrance in the “unscented” kitty litter.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||Last Monday at 9:57 AM|
Mom, you were right again. Candy corn & dry roasted peanuts together taste identical to Payday Bars.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||Last Monday at 6:12 PM|
Why do people on the East Coast think it’s fine to text at hours when us West Coasters are likely asleep? Yes, I have my phone silenced but still.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||Last Tuesday at 4:15 AM|
Watching Futurama on Comedy Central, trying to reduce my anxiety about going to the dentist.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||Last Tuesday at 5:18 AM|
my 81 yr old cousin gave me her flight details so i could pick her up. at the end of the email she signed off "See you next Tuesday!" ... i giggled out loud , GOL!
|by Anonymous||reply 192||Last Tuesday at 6:02 AM|
I have to go back to the dentist today at 1:15 pm. I'm not sure if the dentist filled my cavity or if he put so much amalgam on the tooth that he drilled all of it out. The dentist is a rather old man. I've had pain in that tooth for about a week and will be happy to have it finally fixed.
I also have a cleaning scheduled at this same practice. Today's work will determine if they are my new dentist or if I need to keep looking. I loved my former dental practice but they are out of network and charge higher prices for all services. I always wound up paying out of pocket expenses.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||Last Tuesday at 7:28 AM|
I like to tell my cat “Every time you lick me, I wash my hands. I wash my hands!” like I’m Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage
|by Anonymous||reply 194||Last Tuesday at 8:01 AM|
I'm back from the dentist. All bad news. Shit. It's 11:15 am and I'm gonna have a drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||Last Tuesday at 8:20 AM|
I bought seedless raspberry jam. It's no good.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||Last Tuesday at 9:53 AM|
I agree, R196, and it seems that seeded raspberry jam is becoming harder to find, at least at the stores where I shop. There are many more varieties of seedless raspberry jam/preserves.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||Last Tuesday at 10:12 AM|
I bought 'seedless grapes' -- they were not seedless.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||Last Tuesday at 10:32 AM|
R198 that always happens! Unless they are green, seedless grapes are a scam!!
|by Anonymous||reply 199||Last Tuesday at 10:47 AM|
R199 They were green! That's why I was surprised. And what's up with seedless watermelon? What are the little white seeds if not seeds?
|by Anonymous||reply 200||Last Tuesday at 10:49 AM|
Let’s face it. Seedy is more fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||Last Tuesday at 10:50 AM|
Sorry about your dental woes, R191! I got back from my visit at 2 pm ET. He evened out my bite (I'm a grinder, apparently).
I'm not sure if this was the same dentist but I liked today's guy much better. He actually spoke to me and didn't grunt like the guy did at the 4/28 visit. I have a cleaning scheduled for 5/18. Once I see how that goes, I'll make a decision about whether or not this practice will be my regular office.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||Last Tuesday at 11:42 AM|
Thanks, R202. I had my drink (or two) and slept the afternoon away. I feel better now but I know I'm going to feel bad in the morning!
|by Anonymous||reply 203||Last Tuesday at 5:02 PM|
I watched several episodes of "Dateline NBC" & "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" on VH1 the other day. I repeat, "Dateline NBC" & "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air on VH1!
I'm so old that I still remember when VH1 was considered the tame, Adult Contemporary/Soft Rock companion to MTV. And Rosie O'Donnell & Rita Coolidge were VJs!
|by Anonymous||reply 204||Last Tuesday at 5:15 PM|
Ivory dishwashing liquid was on sale so I bought a bottle. I dislike its scent and regret the purchase.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||11 hours ago|
You may dislike the scent, R205, but you'll be blessed with softer, younger-looking hands.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||11 hours ago|
I made french toast with wheat bread for dinner, but I don’t keep syrup. I heated up sugar-free applesauce so I could dissolve sugar and ground clove in it.
I could be a permanently irate restaurateur! I already obsessively wash my hands when working with raw egg.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||10 hours ago|
My new iPad Pro has shipped!
|by Anonymous||reply 208||9 hours ago|
The steam and sauna opened at the gym. I have a year of toxins that are stored up and I am sweating like the cliched whore in church. I just gushing sweat even after the shower. And then face lotion makes me sweat even more and then I have to rewash and re-moisturize when I get home, when I should be shower fresh. I should take it slow but I feel so good afterwards.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||9 hours ago|