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I Want to Be Underwhelmed -- Preparing for Autumn Edition

It's the time of the pumpkin spice season

by Anonymousreply 253September 20, 2021 12:16 AM

Link to the previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 1August 26, 2021 1:50 AM

It was too hot to work outside so I didn't.

by Anonymousreply 2August 26, 2021 1:52 AM

Op, Thank you for getting us ready for the new thread.

by Anonymousreply 3August 26, 2021 2:34 AM

I think I’ll mow my back yard tomorrow first thing before it gets so hot.

by Anonymousreply 4August 26, 2021 2:40 AM

I’m enjoying my first white eyebrow hairs. They grow so fast! Should I pluck or trim?

by Anonymousreply 5August 26, 2021 2:46 AM

I wonder if I should get those expensive leaf guards/covers when I replace my house and garage gutters with new gutters.

by Anonymousreply 6August 26, 2021 2:50 AM

I ordered a hot coffee instead of iced today. I’m ready.

by Anonymousreply 7August 26, 2021 2:51 AM

[quote]Op, Thank you for getting us ready for the new thread.

You're welcome. I'm glad we finished the Lazy Days of Summer thread and didn't give in to the freeloaders by starting a new thread prematurely.

by Anonymousreply 8August 26, 2021 2:53 AM

[quote]I ordered a hot coffee instead of iced today. I’m ready.

It was 95 here today. I won't be cradling any mugs for a while.

by Anonymousreply 9August 26, 2021 2:56 AM

I felt dew on the grass this morning when I took the dog out. Time to break out my fall dog walking shoes.

by Anonymousreply 10August 26, 2021 2:57 AM

Thanks for the new thread. I was r600 on the other thread, but lost track of the count and let the team down.

I’m worse than Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 11August 26, 2021 5:07 AM

Sadly, it is the time of pumpkin spice. Remember when that was a few weeks and not several months? Frauen.

by Anonymousreply 12August 26, 2021 5:13 AM

[quote]I’m enjoying my first white eyebrow hairs. They grow so fast! Should I pluck or trim?

I always heard that you should never pluck eyebrows. Something about risking a brain hemorrhage. Oh, wait, I think that advice may have been never to pluck nose hairs, but to trim them instead.

by Anonymousreply 13August 26, 2021 5:48 AM

i baked scones this morning, but not pumpkin spice. i wish i was back East already, although i hear it's still hellfire and humid brimstone.

by Anonymousreply 14August 26, 2021 8:17 AM

I thought about painting the spare room yesterday. I might think about it again next week.

by Anonymousreply 15August 27, 2021 5:12 PM

I’m headed to the DMV. Pray for me.

by Anonymousreply 16August 27, 2021 5:22 PM

And DL FAve Andrew agrees about the pumpkin thing

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by Anonymousreply 17August 27, 2021 5:22 PM

Pumpkin spice WHELMS.

by Anonymousreply 18August 27, 2021 5:25 PM

Oh honey, if that’s true you better go lie down under the covers until next MLK Day.

by Anonymousreply 19August 27, 2021 5:27 PM


by Anonymousreply 20August 27, 2021 5:28 PM

[quote] Sadly, it is the time of pumpkin spice.

And [italic]candy corn[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 21August 27, 2021 5:39 PM

Here at DMV. Waiting. Nobody is cute. Usually you can count on some diverting scenery.

by Anonymousreply 22August 27, 2021 6:30 PM

Waiting for the official letter of offering they said they'd email today and what will be, will be.

Ironing shirts, working sets of bicep curls, press-ups, and chest flys into the mix and dusting my blinds.

I'm not whelmed. You're whelmed

by Anonymousreply 23August 27, 2021 6:41 PM

[quote]Here at DMV. Waiting. Nobody is cute. Usually you can count on some diverting scenery.

I had to go to the D.C. DMV inspection station last week because my sticker was about to expire. Going to a private service station isn't an option here, and there's only one inspection joint for the entire District. I was expecting to wait forever in a long line of vehicles. But when I arrived, there was no line, and I left with my new sticker 10 minutes later. I think they only thing they did was an emissions test. I'm guessing procedures have been scaled back because of Covid. The most underwhelming (in a good way) inspection I've ever had.

by Anonymousreply 24August 27, 2021 9:10 PM

I'm a nervous driver, so was more overwhelmed by the route there than I was at the visit.

by Anonymousreply 25August 27, 2021 9:26 PM

I tried the new apple crisp macchiato (iced of course, it's 100 degrees here) from Starbucks and it's way better than any of their pumpkin drinks.

by Anonymousreply 26August 27, 2021 11:18 PM

Trimming nose hairs with a little scissors works just fine. If you pluck them they just grow back anyway.

by Anonymousreply 27August 27, 2021 11:53 PM

Real men burn 'em out with a Bic, r27

by Anonymousreply 28August 27, 2021 11:54 PM

[quote]Trimming nose hairs with a little scissors works just fine. If you pluck them they just grow back anyway.

I use my cordless beard trimmer. Works quite well.

by Anonymousreply 29August 28, 2021 1:03 AM

The nice girl who cuts my hair, also trims my nose, ear & eyebrow hairs.

by Anonymousreply 30August 28, 2021 1:21 AM

I thought of going swimming today but it was too hot.

by Anonymousreply 31August 28, 2021 1:28 AM

Have you had your bowel movement today?

by Anonymousreply 32August 28, 2021 4:01 AM

It's Friday. I'm prepared to be underwhelmed (or at the very least, whelmed) by the weekend, after having a slightly overwhelming work-week.

by Anonymousreply 33August 28, 2021 4:18 AM

[quote] The nice girl who cuts my hair, also trims my nose, ear & eyebrow hairs.

I prefer my own nose/ear hair trimmers but mine is out of service and they're hard to find right now. I also prefer the kind with the "teeth" at the end vs. the round trimming implement, which seems to be more effective.

Eyebrows, I do leave to the stylist/barber.

by Anonymousreply 34August 28, 2021 1:39 PM

I'm not going to clean the upstairs bathroom after all.

by Anonymousreply 35August 28, 2021 1:43 PM

My nose hair and ear hair grow at the same rate as my facial hair. I now trim hair that has decided to grow on the outside of my ears. By 60, I expect I'll look like a terrier with mange and boogery rust spots beneath my eyes.

by Anonymousreply 36August 28, 2021 4:30 PM

I'm waiting for it to be 6:00, when I will go out for dinner at an Italian restaurant I've not been to before.

by Anonymousreply 37August 28, 2021 4:38 PM

At some point today I plan on moving the dishes from the sink to the dishwasher.

by Anonymousreply 38August 28, 2021 4:54 PM

I have decided to use an Uber Eats promotion to order Indian food tonight. Not very whelming once I ran through the menu a couple of times.

by Anonymousreply 39August 28, 2021 8:18 PM

Between the Kabul airport attack and the news about Ida hitting landfall tonight, I'm overwhelmed. So, yes OP, I want to be underwhelmed. I look forward to it.

by Anonymousreply 40August 28, 2021 11:41 PM

I'm having ONE coffee with dinner and I'm using Cafe Bustello - perhaps a jumbo size mug -because I'm crazy on the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 41August 29, 2021 12:18 AM

I feel so guilty spreading Philadelphia Cream Cheese on soft wholegrain bread.

It has to be 100% fat.

by Anonymousreply 42August 29, 2021 1:58 AM

If it was a one-time (or occasional) thing, don't beat yourself up, R42.

by Anonymousreply 43August 29, 2021 9:24 AM

Over long sleeve sweater and dreamy bay window thoughts while cradling my ......defuque, is dat da MOFO IDA

by Anonymousreply 44August 29, 2021 9:32 AM

Going to run to the food court today. They have a special cook that makes a mean stuffed cabbage on Sunday. After that, I will buy some peach bellinis and ingredients for this week's meals.

by Anonymousreply 45August 29, 2021 11:47 AM

Did you mean containers of pre-made bellinis at the liquor store? How convenient!

by Anonymousreply 46August 29, 2021 12:52 PM

R46 - they import these from Italy out here at a cute little Italian shop in the local mall. I have seen the owner who is a ginger from Turin with a beard perfect for a good fuck...but, unfortunately, married with kids. I kind of hate how addictive they are. They have Hugos as well. Anyway I will probably need them as I have to pick up some adult diapers for women....don't ask. I am now overwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 47August 29, 2021 1:37 PM

I ordered Chinese instead of Indian (as planned) yesterday. Mixed egg drop-wonton soup doesn't really work, although I like each individually.

Later, I shall return a recent pricey impulsive wine purchase.

by Anonymousreply 48August 29, 2021 3:12 PM

In the mood for gin, vermouth, and orange bitters. It's not even hot outside.

by Anonymousreply 49August 29, 2021 4:31 PM

R45 Peach bellinis sound great. Never had them but love anything with peaches. I'd be overwhelmed to try them.

by Anonymousreply 50August 29, 2021 4:42 PM

So it’s dark and gray here in NJ and with all the hurricane news, I keep forgetting I’m not waiting for the storm like the last one.

by Anonymousreply 51August 29, 2021 4:46 PM

R45 - I heard Trader Joe's has a peach bellini mix. Despite my love for Trader Joe's, I didn't really try them. I was really more disciplined and a light drinker at home and pre-pandemic...Corona Light only (I know...but I had a six pack so there's that (gone down the drain)). They are these but apparently the ones in the US are better if you add pureed peaches (but I wouldn't as I also am not that keen on peaches).

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by Anonymousreply 52August 29, 2021 5:01 PM

I returned some jeans to the BF Factory Outlet. I ordered online but returned them in person. The cashier was short.

by Anonymousreply 53August 29, 2021 5:30 PM

^ Not Gap Playlists Guy

by Anonymousreply 54August 29, 2021 5:30 PM

R52 I’ve seen a few delightful looking wine cocktails at TJ’s. I think Lidl may have some interesting beverages as well.

by Anonymousreply 55August 29, 2021 5:39 PM

I put some gas in my car. I had to step over the hose.

by Anonymousreply 56August 29, 2021 5:40 PM

TJ’s doesn’t sell alcohol ‘round here.

by Anonymousreply 57August 29, 2021 5:42 PM

Here, TJ sells beer and wine only. You want hooch, it's off to Total Wine... where the guy who handled my wine return was cute, though sported what appeared to be a wedding ring (dark material not gold/silver). Using the remaining balance on my gift card proved beyond overwhelming, for the staff, myself, and the other customers: many attempts among the register clerk, the manager nearby, and finally, the cute likely-married guy again.

by Anonymousreply 58August 29, 2021 6:16 PM

[quote]The cashier was short.

R53 Short in demeanor or short in height?

by Anonymousreply 59August 29, 2021 10:45 PM

R59 Height. And in true underwhelming fashion she was flawlessly polite so I have nothing to complain about.

by Anonymousreply 60August 29, 2021 11:11 PM

Someone is running an engine outside. It’s been going on for hours. Very annoying.

by Anonymousreply 61August 31, 2021 4:23 PM

As soon as I posted, it stopped. Amazing how annoying it was. Someone deserved to be shot.

by Anonymousreply 62August 31, 2021 4:39 PM

I empathize R62. I also hate when people go food shopping and let the car alarm blare while loading groceries into their cars. Seriously??!!

by Anonymousreply 63August 31, 2021 5:05 PM

You go, Calvin.

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by Anonymousreply 64August 31, 2021 5:27 PM

Most days during summer it rains here in the afternoon, but today it will not. I miss that.

by Anonymousreply 65August 31, 2021 6:30 PM

I managed to get in a short walk today between webinars. Forty-two minutes vs the hour I wanted to do. Maybe I'll do a YouTube video with weights to round out my day.

by Anonymousreply 66August 31, 2021 8:18 PM

R66 A 'short walk' is 42 minutes? I'm overwhelmed Cosmo.

by Anonymousreply 67August 31, 2021 8:46 PM

I got the booster shot (Moderna) this morning.

by Anonymousreply 68September 2, 2021 3:07 AM

Did you have to wait eight months after your second shot before getting the booster, R68?

by Anonymousreply 69September 2, 2021 3:36 AM

I can't get myself to leave the house for the past month. I do leave but only every other day. It's because of having a lot of worries about my job and going home.

by Anonymousreply 70September 2, 2021 10:52 AM

R69, No, it’s been six months.

by Anonymousreply 71September 2, 2021 12:44 PM

^How & where did you pull that off?

by Anonymousreply 72September 2, 2021 12:57 PM

My doctor recommended it, but I just went to Safeway and asked for it.

by Anonymousreply 73September 2, 2021 12:59 PM

I just filled up a garbage can with twigs, sticks, and limbs blown down in my backyard by Hurricane Ida.

Garbage truck comes tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 74September 2, 2021 1:55 PM

I just counted my socks and boxers to see if I needed to do laundry. I can put it off for another couple of days. Of course, that was my big plan for the morning, perhaps back to bed.

by Anonymousreply 75September 2, 2021 2:54 PM

My town was devastated by flooding last night. Glad I bought on a hill.

by Anonymousreply 76September 2, 2021 6:38 PM

Went to my dentist today to have my stitches removed. I had gum surgery on the 24th. Next week, he'll make a mold for a crown that is missing. Next year, I get my aligners from Smile Direct Club!

When I was young, my dentist (at that time) told me I had plenty of room for my wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, they didn't grow in straight, gave me problems, and I had to have them removed. My front teeth on the top slightly overlap and my bottom teeth aren't straight. By my 60th birthday, they should be much straighter and I'll be less self-conscious about them.

by Anonymousreply 77September 2, 2021 7:09 PM

Good luck, Cosmo!

by Anonymousreply 78September 2, 2021 7:42 PM

R77 Cosmo, I wonder if you were at my dentist this morning! I could hear a conversation that sounded much like what you describe. I was there to have a permanent bridge built due to having a broken tooth removed a month ago. It took 3 hours in the chair but the temp is beautiful. I go back in 2 weeks to have the permanent 'installed.' Also, I had the same advice about my wisdom teeth and they did grow in straight and filled in for some back molars. Sorry that didn't work out for you. I think a slight overlap in front can be charming, like a small gap between the front teeth, or a crooked eyetooth.

by Anonymousreply 79September 2, 2021 8:48 PM

Good luck Cosmo! You're gonna be fine. Hang in there.

by Anonymousreply 80September 2, 2021 11:39 PM

Thank you, R78, R79, and R80! I am definitely hanging in there.

I had a gym teacher in middle school. She told us girls she had been a Playboy Bunny but had gotten into an accident and had to leave that job. She had to be in her 30s or 40s and had metal braces. Imagine a former PBB, with metal braces, in front of teenagers! I don't recall us being cruel to her, just very curious about getting braces at that age. I'm using her as inspiration, sort of.

by Anonymousreply 81September 3, 2021 1:14 PM

I switched from Systane Balance Dry Eye Drops (purple box) to Systane Complete (white box). It was a good decision.

by Anonymousreply 82September 3, 2021 1:46 PM

I went to the pool. The water was a little cold. A shriveled brown leaf floated on the surface.

by Anonymousreply 83September 3, 2021 2:34 PM

I have a haircut appointment today. *Sigh* it feels a tad overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 84September 3, 2021 2:35 PM

I got out of the pool to chat with a neighbor. He forgot his sunglasses.

by Anonymousreply 85September 3, 2021 2:41 PM

I just blotted my face with an antibacterial wipe. I crumpled it an threw it at the trash can but it missed.

by Anonymousreply 86September 3, 2021 2:43 PM

^ and threw it

by Anonymousreply 87September 3, 2021 2:44 PM

I had no idea Cosmo is female.

by Anonymousreply 88September 3, 2021 3:14 PM

Yes, I am. R88. Cosmo, my cat, is male though. Please don't make me leave DL. I learn so much from the posts and am always respectful.

by Anonymousreply 89September 3, 2021 3:45 PM

[quote]I had no idea Cosmo is female.

It's not always easy to know on DL. The males generally aren't posting about the new football season or how they've improved their golf game.

by Anonymousreply 90September 3, 2021 4:20 PM

I live in a Big Ten college town and football season starts tomorrow. The stadium and parking/tailgating lots will be open at full capacity, no masks, social distancing or vaccinations required.

by Anonymousreply 91September 3, 2021 4:39 PM

I always look forward to Cos cat updates, if nothing else, Cosmo!

by Anonymousreply 92September 3, 2021 4:48 PM

I’m about to find out whether you can defrost frozen bread by toasting it right out of the freezer.

by Anonymousreply 93September 3, 2021 5:19 PM

[quote]I’m about to find out whether you can defrost frozen bread by toasting it right out of the freezer.

Spoiler alert: I do that all the time, including this morning. It works fine.

by Anonymousreply 94September 3, 2021 7:22 PM

It was undertoasted. I’ll have to make adjustments.

by Anonymousreply 95September 3, 2021 7:23 PM

Changed the furnace filter.

by Anonymousreply 96September 3, 2021 8:15 PM

R79 I love your posts about you and your cat, Cosmo. Don't go away!

by Anonymousreply 97September 3, 2021 11:49 PM

This thread reminds me of this video by ZeFrank1

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by Anonymousreply 98September 4, 2021 3:00 AM

R98 Thank you! Funny stuff.

by Anonymousreply 99September 4, 2021 3:57 PM

My diet this week was bean heavy and my ass is asking lots of questions: "FArrrrRRRtttttttT?????"

I don't have answers.

by Anonymousreply 100September 4, 2021 4:53 PM

I'm whelmed by R100's post. What a way to start a holiday weekend.

by Anonymousreply 101September 4, 2021 5:00 PM

I don't know whether to dead-head the flowers in my pots or dump the pots. It's September but sometimes they will give another bloom if the weather stays decent. I'll take a nap and think about it later.

by Anonymousreply 102September 4, 2021 5:06 PM

IMO, Joyce had a too-obvious nose job. And her eyebrows are sitting right on top of her eyes. Possibly an effect of Botox, I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 103September 4, 2021 6:01 PM


by Anonymousreply 104September 4, 2021 6:05 PM

Still hot where I am, but I'm hoping the tourist situation will subside.

Apples are coming back in season. Apples help me lose weight, so, I'll be eating lots of apples this fall. (Packed on a few extra pounds in the past months.)

by Anonymousreply 105September 4, 2021 6:20 PM

I just ordered a shop vac from Home Depot after I realized that if water had come into my basement during Ida, I’d be armed with paper towels.

by Anonymousreply 106September 4, 2021 8:50 PM

I've discovered that green, red, yellow peppers - whether cooked or uncooked - make me burp. That's unfortunate. I like their flavor.

I'll probably deal with it and not stop eating them. I guess this is what getting old looks like.

by Anonymousreply 107September 4, 2021 9:04 PM

Kathy Griffin has a husband; apparently, they've been married for some time.

I thought DL overexposed every aspect of her existence to me and then this popped up today.


by Anonymousreply 108September 5, 2021 7:42 AM

Heading to the office in about 20 minutes. We have a hybrid work environment, as Corporate calls it. That means a day or two in the office and the other days working from home. I'm only going into today due to the short work week. I may go in Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting next week.

by Anonymousreply 109September 7, 2021 12:28 PM

Watching The Robe on TCM. I remember being so impressed with this movie years ago -- Richard Burton, Victor Mature. Now it's just underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 110September 7, 2021 1:46 PM

[quote]—Do you like gladiator movies, son?

As a matter of fact, there was a sequel to "The Robe" called "Demetrius and the Gladiators," starring Victor Mature and Susan Hayward.

by Anonymousreply 111September 7, 2021 4:46 PM

I'm eating cotton candy grapes. Not a bad one in the bunch, all sweet.

by Anonymousreply 112September 7, 2021 4:55 PM

I wanted to do some work in our building lounge, but a boorish resident was holding court.

by Anonymousreply 113September 7, 2021 7:48 PM

Went to Safeway 15 mins before closing last night and got the weirdest array of groceries. I am underwhelmed by my dinner options.

by Anonymousreply 114September 7, 2021 9:36 PM

I was just looking at Michelle Pfeiffer's Instagram account. It's underwhelming, typical actress stuff: lots of selfies, throwback photos of her heyday, a light sprinkle of politics and virtue. Mostly lots of selfies.

by Anonymousreply 115September 8, 2021 4:16 AM

Over a month later, the mosquito bite on my ankle still itches. They say don't scratch, so I've been dutifully applying Cortisone but it does no good. The thing is only getting itchier. I said fuck it and started scratching and have a good scab going now. This new "ankle biter" strain of skeeters here in SoCal have a powerful bite.

by Anonymousreply 116September 8, 2021 11:31 AM

R112, I'm so jealous! I fell in love with Cotton Candy grapes a year or two ago but couldn't find them this year. I did buy Sweet Bomb grapes. Not quite as sweet but still very satisfying.

by Anonymousreply 117September 8, 2021 12:27 PM

Today I'll continue my journey to discover how many gummies are simply too many when it comes to remembering or caring who people are.

by Anonymousreply 118September 8, 2021 12:35 PM

That’s no mosquito bite.

by Anonymousreply 119September 8, 2021 3:20 PM

R116 Can I have your stuff?

by Anonymousreply 120September 8, 2021 3:29 PM

A month later = dermatologist

by Anonymousreply 121September 8, 2021 3:44 PM

I'm thinking of moving the cat's litterbox from the basement to the bathroom. I don't want to contend with the stairs anymore BUT I still have to clean the box and what do I do with the bag of poops? I need to think this through so I'll be resting on the couch for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 122September 8, 2021 5:05 PM

I suggest you discard the bag of poops.

by Anonymousreply 123September 8, 2021 5:09 PM

R122, I have Cos's litterbox in my bathroom between the shower stall and the toilet. I use doggie pooper scooper bags when I scoop his litter box. You can buy scented ones if you'd like. Amazon sells those as well as bio-degradeable (sp?) bags. I put them in the kitchen garbage can and throw them out with the regular trash. I also buy Earth-friendly bags to dump his litter into when I change it out.

When I brought him home as a kitten, I tried putting his litter box in the guest bathroom but he absolutely refused to use it in there. I guess he was trying to tell me that he is a resident and not a guest.

by Anonymousreply 124September 8, 2021 5:34 PM

I had heard of the Georgian condiment Tkemali, figuring if I were interested I'd need to order some online (or, far less likely, make my own). Today, I noticed a local Eastern European deli was selling three varieties at a decent price, so bought a bottle of red (as opposed to green or yellow).

by Anonymousreply 125September 8, 2021 6:02 PM

Speaking of condiments, I tried Tajin for the first time, on apples. I liked it.

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by Anonymousreply 126September 8, 2021 7:29 PM

Preparing to go out for my walk. Wish me luck!

by Anonymousreply 127September 8, 2021 7:49 PM

R116 i have had those long lasting bites before. They are from no-see-ums. Very itchy repeatedly over a week or two even when you thought they went away. I have one that turned into a permanent welt/scab on the back of my calf. V annoying. Try antihistamine and a bath with baking soda.

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by Anonymousreply 128September 8, 2021 8:53 PM

R122 if you have a spare room try that instead of sharing your bathroom w litter. Works well for me. You can hide it in the closet and just keep door ajar.

by Anonymousreply 129September 8, 2021 8:55 PM

I weeded this morning. Halogeton glomeratus weeds are still popping up, even this late and with no rain. How are those things so indestructible?

by Anonymousreply 130September 8, 2021 8:58 PM

It's after Labor Day and I'm still wearing white shoes.

by Anonymousreply 131September 8, 2021 9:02 PM

[quote] I have Cos's litterbox in my bathroom between the shower stall and the toilet.

R124 That's where I was thinking of putting it. Thanks for the poop bag suggestion.

R129 I'd prefer putting it the second bedroom but then I'll just have to move it out when guests are here.

by Anonymousreply 132September 8, 2021 9:16 PM

Regarding bug bites, years ago, late 80s/early 90s, I worked with a guy who, while on vacation in Florida, was bit by a spider. Over the next six months he lost use of the leg where the spider bit him, collapsed at work and then died. ‘ No reason to get whelmed by my post, just don’t fuck around with bug bites.

by Anonymousreply 133September 8, 2021 9:43 PM

Geez, R133!

by Anonymousreply 134September 8, 2021 9:45 PM

I attended my first Zen meditation session last night. I like the fact that the point is just to sit. I can do that.

by Anonymousreply 135September 8, 2021 11:06 PM

I'm watching Grey's Anatomy, S7 E18, Song Beneath the Song on Lifetime. Kevin McKidd has a really good singing voice!

by Anonymousreply 136September 9, 2021 2:07 PM

I find this so relaxing. The film would have had an entirely different vibe if they'd used this arrangement.

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by Anonymousreply 137September 9, 2021 2:12 PM

What was the spider? Brown recluse? Black widow? Brown widow? Red spider?

My huaband was bitten on the thumb by a desert recluse 3 years ago, went through some severe pain, and to this day has no feeling on the tip of his thumb.

by Anonymousreply 138September 9, 2021 2:45 PM

[quote] and to this day has no feeling on the tip of his thumb.

That could come in handy.

by Anonymousreply 139September 9, 2021 4:02 PM

R139, I don’t know. This was 30-35 years ago and I’m not sure that I knew what kind it was even then.

by Anonymousreply 140September 9, 2021 5:15 PM

The pie shop FORCED me to buy a whole apple pie. It’s $7 for a slice and $15 for a small pie. What choice did I have?

by Anonymousreply 141September 9, 2021 10:13 PM

Trying to quit caffeine, woke up from a nap with a headache so I drank a huge cup of coffee. I love you caffeine.

by Anonymousreply 142September 9, 2021 10:31 PM

R41 You had no choice, I agree. They definitely forced that pie on you. I hope you are recovering from that bullying.

by Anonymousreply 143September 9, 2021 10:42 PM

My local "pie shop" = Publix bakery department. Not quite the same thing...

On the other hand, I do have access to French food prepared by a legit French chef.

by Anonymousreply 144September 9, 2021 10:44 PM

My new boss surprised me yesterday with a "why should I keep you in your job" interview. I had to be suddenly whelmed for half-an-hour. It was exhausting and rather cuntish on her part. Now I'm back to calm and underwhelmed and goofing off on the clock. I told her I liked to be kept busy - ha ha ha ha ha!

by Anonymousreply 145September 9, 2021 11:33 PM

r145, I'm sorry she put you through that. This kind of fuckery is why we've got the quitting tsunami.

by Anonymousreply 146September 9, 2021 11:34 PM

It rained today. A few drops at best. The road didn't even get wet and I didn't know about it until I went to get my chardonnay. And we have a red flag alert through tomorrow night for potential lightening/high winds/potential for wildfires.

by Anonymousreply 147September 10, 2021 1:46 AM

A zucchini I bought today turned out to be all soft and mushy. It gave me much pleasure to be able to say ‘Gadzooks! A bad zuke!’

If two of them had been rotten, I could have said ‘Gadzooks! Bad zukes!’

But that would perhaps be asking too much of the universe.

by Anonymousreply 148September 10, 2021 4:15 AM

If no one else is going to do it for us, then sometimes we just need to find ways to entertain ourselves, R148.

by Anonymousreply 149September 10, 2021 4:29 AM

R141, so sorry you had to go through that. Sometimes my local Shop Rite will sell half a pie. It's just enough. I wish they would sell a single slice of pie like they do cake. It seems stupid to go to a diner and order a slice of pie but I think that or a restaurant are the only ways to get a slice.

by Anonymousreply 150September 10, 2021 12:19 PM

I thought today was Saturday.

by Anonymousreply 151September 10, 2021 11:11 PM

I needed to poop, but I didn't feel like it, but then I had to.

by Anonymousreply 152September 10, 2021 11:12 PM

Why does Starbucks not fill the cup to the brim? I don't go there very often but today ordered a pumpkin spice latte and the cup was only 3/4 filled.

by Anonymousreply 153September 11, 2021 1:14 PM

The fellow with the next appointment with my beautician (a/k/a barber) was gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 154September 11, 2021 5:32 PM

An Underwhelmed Haiku: Nothing happening/so I thought I would post on/Datalounge. Why not?

by Anonymousreply 155September 11, 2021 8:08 PM

In a good haiku

Each line is a complete thought

Yet they coexist

by Anonymousreply 156September 11, 2021 8:18 PM

Baskin Robbins was BOGO at supermarket, I got Pralines and Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip. I'll have some tomorrow. Not in the mood tonight.

by Anonymousreply 157September 11, 2021 9:43 PM

I've got tuna noodle casserole in the oven

by Anonymousreply 158September 11, 2021 11:03 PM

too hot to cook. went out for another bottle of chard.

by Anonymousreply 159September 11, 2021 11:10 PM

R158 Tuna noodle casserole is my favorite comfort food. I want to be underwhelmed but your post overwhelmed me with wanting it.

by Anonymousreply 160September 12, 2021 3:35 PM

Some poor tuna DIED for that casserole.

by Anonymousreply 161September 12, 2021 4:19 PM

The casserole was to die for, R161!

by Anonymousreply 162September 12, 2021 4:51 PM

I don't think I've ever had tuna noodle casserole? Doesn't sound like something I'd like; afraid I'm an American Chop Suey guy.

I read mostly ebooks, so finding the small print of my current paperback a bit whelming.

by Anonymousreply 163September 12, 2021 5:41 PM

Tuna noodle casserole is a classic of 1950s soup-can cuisine. My mother never made it when we were kids, but I loved her American chop suey, which I still make for myself occasionally. It's my favorite comfort food.

by Anonymousreply 164September 12, 2021 5:45 PM

All chop suey is American.

by Anonymousreply 165September 12, 2021 6:56 PM

You're thinking of Chinese chop suey, R165.

by Anonymousreply 166September 12, 2021 6:59 PM

I'm watching [italic]Carry On Abroad,[/italic] in which a Brit tour group goes to the island of Elsbels in Spain. Very [italic]Are You Being Served?[italic] June Whitfield sounds like Minnie Mouse.

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by Anonymousreply 168September 13, 2021 4:05 AM

Hey, R163. You inspired me. I made some American chop suey this evening.

by Anonymousreply 169September 13, 2021 4:10 AM

Watched GB Packers/Aaron Rodgers yesterday. Still feeling underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 170September 13, 2021 2:07 PM

I trimmed my full beard with my Flowbee this morning. ¼" length. Looks good.

No muss, no fuss -- trimmed hair goes into my vacuum cleaner as it's cut.

by Anonymousreply 171September 13, 2021 5:52 PM

I feel like I have a fever, but I don’t.

by Anonymousreply 172September 13, 2021 8:09 PM

I’m depressed and in the toilet!

by Anonymousreply 173September 13, 2021 8:10 PM

"Whelming," R163?


With LOUISE sticking her tongue out at you.

by Anonymousreply 174September 13, 2021 8:17 PM

Who's Louise?

by Anonymousreply 175September 13, 2021 8:21 PM

Jeez Louise?

by Anonymousreply 176September 13, 2021 9:19 PM

George Clooney has joined the Chat @ r171.

by Anonymousreply 177September 13, 2021 10:11 PM

I’m naked and scared

by Anonymousreply 178September 13, 2021 10:20 PM

I’m half dressed and fat

by Anonymousreply 179September 14, 2021 12:32 AM

I am bored but don't want to go to bed.

by Anonymousreply 180September 14, 2021 2:58 AM

Can we hear more about naked and scared?

by Anonymousreply 181September 14, 2021 5:09 AM

I'm in the office today. I'm missing Season 6 of VanderPump Rules on Bravo! Can someone let me know what's going on? I never watched it when it originally aired. Finally, a day when Bravo isn't showing fucking Below Deck/Below Deck Med/Below Deck Sailing Yacht.

by Anonymousreply 182September 14, 2021 2:46 PM

I just vacuumed my garage. Can you believe it? With my new shop vac!

by Anonymousreply 183September 14, 2021 8:15 PM

I'm about to hand in my resignation and start early retirement. My company has a state contract that is up for renewal and I've been procrastinating waiting to see if they offer a severance package if the contract isn't renewed but it's taking too long. Been having anxiety issues wondering if I should wait one more day/week.

by Anonymousreply 184September 15, 2021 4:02 PM

I forgot to mention, one of those invasive spotted lanternflies flew in, and I vacuumed him right up.

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by Anonymousreply 185September 15, 2021 5:36 PM

[quote] I'm about to hand in my resignation and start early retirement. My company has a state contract that is up for renewal and I've been procrastinating waiting to see if they offer a severance package if the contract isn't renewed but it's taking too long. Been having anxiety issues wondering if I should wait one more day/week.

R184, I'd wait it out a little to see if they offer a severance package. Bite the bullet, take some leave, talk with a friend.

by Anonymousreply 186September 15, 2021 5:41 PM

r184, I agree with r186, when in doubt wait it out.

Unless you are cleaning out the fridge, in which case, when in doubt, throw it out.

by Anonymousreply 187September 15, 2021 5:47 PM

I’m busy washing and shaving my crotch today!

by Anonymousreply 188September 15, 2021 6:01 PM

The washing part, r188, no problem. The shaving part completely overwhelms.

by Anonymousreply 189September 15, 2021 6:32 PM

[quote]Been having anxiety issues wondering if I should wait one more day/week.

R184 Your post sounds overwhelming not underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 190September 15, 2021 7:17 PM

Having anxiety issues wondering whether to wait it a out a bit longer is a good sign that you should wait a while longer, R184. If your luck is anything like mine, a severance package would be announced shortly after you announced your retirement. You'd be kicking yourself for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 191September 15, 2021 7:21 PM

I put too much cinnamon in the applesauce ):

by Anonymousreply 192September 15, 2021 7:31 PM

Applesauce is a very good complement to pizza!

by Anonymousreply 193September 15, 2021 7:38 PM

Ginny in Billing once gave me her recipe for tuna noodle casserole, but like so many other recipes, I never made it.

by Anonymousreply 194September 15, 2021 8:04 PM

Try reducing the cinnamon slightly and adding a little bit of nutmeg to the applesauce.

by Anonymousreply 195September 15, 2021 8:05 PM

I just scheduled an appointment with a hand doctor to have two cysts drained from my left hand.

by Anonymousreply 196September 15, 2021 8:26 PM

R184, why not wait until the end of the month? It's only 2 more weeks.

by Anonymousreply 197September 15, 2021 8:26 PM

This is the first time I’ve sat down all day. Actually, it feels like two days, but I did go to bed last night. I hope I’ve accomplished as much as it feels like I have.

R184, I also say wait, but in my case I knew I was ‘grandfathered in’ in terms of vesting, matching and amount of the severance.

by Anonymousreply 198September 17, 2021 12:23 AM

They were out of bottled low-sodium V8 juice at the store today; so, I bought cans of it.

by Anonymousreply 199September 17, 2021 12:47 AM

I tried a lime Gatorade today - it tasted more like broccoli, it was awful.

by Anonymousreply 200September 17, 2021 12:48 AM

I had baked beans for the first time in years last night. I enjoyed them, so I had more tonight with dinner.

by Anonymousreply 201September 17, 2021 1:06 AM

Instead of my usual chardonnay, i had to buy Merlot because my favorite corner store is out of my favorite chardonnay. Also, i didn't want to feel OVERwhelmed going to the grocery store 2 days in a row. Which is only across the street from my favorite corner store.


by Anonymousreply 202September 17, 2021 2:38 AM

I have steak in the fridge but didn’t feel like cooking. So I baked a piece of salmon and microwaved a potato.

by Anonymousreply 203September 17, 2021 3:26 AM

I tried to count the number of times I picked my nose in a day, but I got distracted after 10 am when there were 22 on the wall.

by Anonymousreply 204September 17, 2021 3:31 AM

I pretty much operated on auto-pilot today at work because i was so hungover (and probably still kind of drunk). Still got work done and realized I'd made an error the day before which i fixed, even though technically it wasn't my problem once I passed it on to the next drone.

by Anonymousreply 205September 17, 2021 3:38 AM

I had my teeth cleaned this afternoon. The hygienist seemed to take forever to finish the job. Leaving the dentist's office, I got caught in a sudden downpour. I was drenched.

by Anonymousreply 206September 17, 2021 4:52 AM

Leaves are falling. Even though I'm in NorCal. I could care less about cleaning the leaves and just enjoy them while i type away at a computer. Someone else will come and eventually rake them.

by Anonymousreply 207September 17, 2021 4:57 AM

Only leaves that fall here are random palm branches.

by Anonymousreply 208September 17, 2021 12:39 PM

There was heavy skunk scent outside my house last night. I hope whatever situation the skunk was in they made it out all right.

by Anonymousreply 209September 17, 2021 12:48 PM

I realized my heart has gone out to so many victims of injustice that it's left me heartless.

What a relief.

by Anonymousreply 210September 17, 2021 1:17 PM

I need to tighten the screws on my doorknobs. There are 18 of them. I have a feeling I'm not getting around to it this weekend.

I was feeling relieved that the five sets of sliding doors don't have screws to deal with, but then I remembered that one has been off its track a little for about three years so it doesn't open completely, leaving about a three inch place where the door sticks out. It's unlikely I'm going to try to fix it this weekend.

by Anonymousreply 211September 17, 2021 4:14 PM

For Yom Kippur this year I felt like I was owed a lot more atonement than I needed to ask for, and no one contacted me.

It's Schmegegge.

So I expect I will need to atone for THAT next year.

by Anonymousreply 212September 17, 2021 4:18 PM

I am considering putting codeine cough syrup in my daughter's Coca Cola and telling her it's Cherry Coke.

She's on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 213September 17, 2021 4:19 PM

On vacation, so ordered lobster quesadilla for lunch. Later, a walk to the post office (10 mins) to mail a letter.

by Anonymousreply 214September 17, 2021 4:29 PM

I watched a 1962 episode of Password on YT. The celebrities were Raymond Burr and Polly Bergen. Raymond didn't appear to enjoy the female contestant pawing him each time they got a correct answer. Although my observation might be me projecting....

by Anonymousreply 215September 17, 2021 4:42 PM

Homosexualists are like that.

by Anonymousreply 216September 17, 2021 5:22 PM

Knowing that we're about to enjoy the last official weekend of the Summer of 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere is very whelming, at least for me.

by Anonymousreply 217September 17, 2021 5:43 PM

It's been an oppressively hot and humid summer where I am, so I'm happy to see it go. There are mugs to be cradled!

by Anonymousreply 218September 17, 2021 5:51 PM

My corkscrew broke. In the cork. In the bottle. Having gin and tonic.

by Anonymousreply 219September 17, 2021 10:16 PM

Tom Girardi (disbarred) of Erin Brokovich fame is now being sued by clients who claim he's holding on to their settlement money. Not paying!

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by Anonymousreply 220September 17, 2021 10:20 PM

Für "underwhelm" sagen wir "nicht gerade überwältigend."

I hope I have not impressed you. Not that I care.

by Anonymousreply 221September 18, 2021 3:18 AM

I don’t think I’ve eaten today. If I did, I can’t remember. I have some jars of minestrone soup, but I’d like to have a piece of toast with it & I don’t have bread or crackers.

I could walk to the “Smile! Market” or 7-11, but it’s kinda dodgy around here lately at night. Seems dumb to have crackers or bread delivered.

by Anonymousreply 222September 18, 2021 4:42 AM

My back is hurting. I'm drinking, but apparently not quick enough to alleviate the pain.

by Anonymousreply 223September 18, 2021 4:55 AM

R220 wrong thread! We don't give a shit here. We are completely underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 224September 18, 2021 6:55 AM

r221 pls fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 225September 18, 2021 6:57 AM

R225, pls eat shit. It's so usual for you it's underwhelming, right?

by Anonymousreply 226September 18, 2021 12:58 PM

Trying to decide if I'd prefer my leftover lobster quesadilla for lunch or dinner?

by Anonymousreply 227September 18, 2021 1:30 PM

Going to the tailor’s.

by Anonymousreply 228September 18, 2021 4:59 PM

For what, R228?

Just had the leftover lobster for lunch. Going for a walk in bit for picture-taking opportunities.

by Anonymousreply 229September 18, 2021 5:08 PM

I need to go to the tailor, too. I bought two pairs of pants before the pandemic and never got them altered. Thanks for the reminder, r228.

by Anonymousreply 230September 18, 2021 5:30 PM

I lost some weight, r229, and had to have them taken in. Don’t hate me, DL.

by Anonymousreply 231September 18, 2021 10:57 PM

I lost weight over the past year (no restaurants) so gave away a lot of clothes myself.

by Anonymousreply 232September 18, 2021 11:03 PM

I'm drinking Merlot again because Chardonnay wasn't available. Sigh.

At least I have a maple tree (rare here in NorCal) outside my only window that is regularly shedding leaves when the wind blows. There is some enjoyment in life, I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 233September 18, 2021 11:27 PM

I don't drink any more, but given a choice, red wine is generally preferable to white wine. Except for sparkling wine / Champagne.

Then again, I read somewhere that most people, in a blind taste test, can't tell the difference between red and white wines.

by Anonymousreply 234September 18, 2021 11:42 PM

IMO, the "I don't disagree," and other double-negative statements are irritating. I work in the legal field, so it makes sense to do that, sometimes. (It's more specific in a lot of instances.) But outside of work, I avoid double negatives. It's too much to fucking think about. Say what you mean and mean what you say! These double negatives are namby pamby and weak!

by Anonymousreply 235September 18, 2021 11:47 PM

Chardonnay is the only wine I don't care for; ditto on blue for cheeses.

by Anonymousreply 236September 19, 2021 12:09 AM

I actually prefer reds, r 236, but they give me pretty terrific headaches.

Agree with you on bleu cheese. Way too strong. But i do like gorgonzola though not often.

by Anonymousreply 237September 19, 2021 12:20 AM

I drew a scary witch with markers just to do something fun and relaxing. Drawing relaxes me, but I drew a witch.

by Anonymousreply 238September 19, 2021 3:02 AM

It's actually raining, but Google assistant insists it's not raining.

Believe nothing "they" tell you.

by Anonymousreply 239September 19, 2021 3:09 AM

I made some toast with cinnamon sugar for a snack. I really wanted Skittles but don’t have any junk in the house except cinnamon sugar.

by Anonymousreply 240September 19, 2021 3:28 AM

R249 Plenty of butter I hope.

by Anonymousreply 241September 19, 2021 3:44 AM

Airing out my suitcase is taking all damn day.

by Anonymousreply 242September 19, 2021 4:17 AM

[quote]Airing out my suitcase is taking all damn day.

Were you transporting dead fish?

by Anonymousreply 243September 19, 2021 4:36 AM

My beloved Mr. Coffee coffee maker died. It was a gorgeous Christmas Red and Black model.

Grudgingly, due to that emergency, I settled for a Black and Decker at the local hardware store.

Now, no matter how much ground coffee I put in the filter and how little water, my coffee tastes weak, not to mention the extra coffee I'm wasting.,

by Anonymousreply 244September 19, 2021 12:53 PM

Yesterday while cooking I decided I detested my Rachael Ray Spoonulas and went and tossed them into the box I keep in the garage for "Donate". Today I went and retrieved them.

by Anonymousreply 245September 19, 2021 1:15 PM

Sorry, R244! Big Lots pushes Black & Decker appliances, which have lousy ratings. Return it if you can, but get a different one even if not possible.

by Anonymousreply 246September 19, 2021 1:27 PM


Are you open to the idea of a percolator? They make the best rich, HOT coffee. I use a small 2-4 cup Farberware percolator for everyday and have a larger one for company. Macy's has the small 2-4 cup one.

by Anonymousreply 247September 19, 2021 1:41 PM

yes, 247. Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 248September 19, 2021 1:45 PM

I’m trying to sort through some assorted junk. I don’t know what to do with it and I’m sick of trying to figure it out. I have a trick coming over later and I need to get things picked up. I don’t really want to deal with anyone if it and my anxiety is starting to spike. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 249September 19, 2021 2:18 PM

How can Chardonnay be unavailable? Are you in prison?

by Anonymousreply 250September 19, 2021 4:12 PM

lol r250 there was OTHER chardonnay but 1) not the kind i like and there are a whole host of flavor variations and 2) not a big bottle so I really have a problem buying 2 bottles of an untested brand. i hate too sweet chard.

by Anonymousreply 251September 19, 2021 4:37 PM

Word to the wise: Trader Joe’ Pumpkin Blondie Brownies are nothing more than disguised Pumpkin Bread.

Don’t be fooled as I was.

by Anonymousreply 252September 19, 2021 10:20 PM

Yesterday I bought three more smart plugs at BestBuy and got them paired with my Alexa and Apple Homekit.

I was overwhelmed at first till I updated my WEMO app and the pairings then proceeded smoothly.

Now most of my lights inside and outside my house are voice controlled, as is my thermostat.

I'm whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 253September 20, 2021 12:16 AM
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