‘Tis the season to be sort of jolly, sort of not. Whatever.
I Want to Be Underwhelmed—Winter is Coming Edition
|by Anonymous||reply 600||November 19, 2021 3:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 16, 2021 9:36 PM|
My pumpkin spice has turned musty.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 16, 2021 9:38 PM|
Too early, come back in a month
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 16, 2021 9:41 PM|
R3 it’s a thing. Xmas now. Spring on January 1st. How fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 16, 2021 10:59 PM|
Took my dog for a walk 4 times today, as every day. She's 14, has a tumor on her leg, but still walks and eats. She may not have much longer. We have only had her 2 months. We adopted her from a friend who was too old and weak to care for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 17, 2021 2:07 AM|
I switched from my linen sheets to my flannel sheets today, and swapped my summer clothes out for fall.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 17, 2021 2:10 AM|
Twice now I've bought something from Amazon that was listed as being fulfilled by Amazon, but which turned out to be sent by a third-party seller, and I got overcharged both times. Amazon won't refund me the difference, they make me contact the third-party seller, who ignores me so all I can do is leave a bad review. I suspect Amazon will remove those eventually.
Cancelled my Prime membership though and all my Subscribe & Save items.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 18, 2021 4:33 PM|
That would whelm me, r7.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 18, 2021 4:44 PM|
In order to remain underwhelmed on the Datalounge, r8 you've got to develop a thicker skin.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 18, 2021 4:46 PM|
Amazon, like eBay before it, has become a cesspool of cheap Chinese products with made-up brands sold by shadowy sellers, pimped by fake reviews. Greedy bastards.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 18, 2021 4:46 PM|
I’m currently roasting pumpkins so I can make a pumpkin chili later
I will serve it over rice
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 18, 2021 4:48 PM|
It rained for the first time in what feels like years in northern california last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 18, 2021 4:49 PM|
Glad I don't know you, r11.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 18, 2021 4:51 PM|
"I'd eat it! I'll eat anything if you call it chili!"
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 18, 2021 4:52 PM|
The feeling’s whelmingingly mutual, r13
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 18, 2021 4:54 PM|
I like to crotchet and knit with expensive wool. Cashmere merino silk mixed with yak wool.
The project still looks like shit but hej it is nice warm and soft unlike cold dead acrylic wool
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 18, 2021 5:11 PM|
I cooked fresh store bought pasta today. I think the water was too hot. The 4 minute cooking time on the package was a bit too long
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 18, 2021 5:15 PM|
We got snow this morning in central Nevada - not in the forecast. The sun is out now and it's almost melted away.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 18, 2021 6:09 PM|
I cut down four more trees with my new Stihl chainsaw today. Four more to go before I get my covid booster and flu shot this Thursday. I hope my arms don't ache too much after the jabs.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 19, 2021 1:02 AM|
Ten days later, I still have a bruise from my flu shot. Wacky, huh?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 19, 2021 1:09 AM|
Brrrr my taint is cold n dry
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 19, 2021 1:30 AM|
R19–you’re cutting down trees? TREES? How butch.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 19, 2021 4:50 AM|
I ate three boiled eggs and a slice of leftover pork belly for lunch today. And no, none of you can have my stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 19, 2021 3:58 PM|
I don't want any of your stuff r23, but I will kindly offer you a can of Glade air freshener.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 19, 2021 4:22 PM|
It will probably rain more now. That’s good.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 19, 2021 4:44 PM|
When I was a teenager I’d watch Stephen Collins on TV and lie in my twin bed masturbating like a mofo
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 19, 2021 4:47 PM|
I'm going to eat my lunch soon- A hummus wrap that I dip in Dijon mustard. Jeez ,I hope I don't get heartburn later.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 19, 2021 5:58 PM|
I tried the Aroy-D brand (canned) of coconut "cream" for the first time. Made curry. Absolutely delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 19, 2021 6:26 PM|
I am currently enjoying one of my LARGE salads served with Barcelona Vinaigrette.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 19, 2021 6:27 PM|
I discovered I'd bought The Fabulous Baker Boys from iTunes. So I started to watch it on my computer. I still really like it. Though Michelle Pfeiffer mumbles and mutters a lot of her lines.
I'm learning how to bake bread. Bought some fresh yeast from a new place, but it doesn't work. First loaf is about one inch in height. Second one did rise but with great lumps on top. It looks like Elephant Man.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 19, 2021 6:37 PM|
I have always wanted a yak. And a yurt.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 19, 2021 7:05 PM|
I bought a package of Pumpkin Spice Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats over the weekend and tried some this morning. I rather liked it.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 19, 2021 7:27 PM|
The Amazon truck just parked in front of MY house to deliver goodies to all of my neighbors, but not me.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 19, 2021 7:36 PM|
Maybe the Wells Fargo wagon will bring you something special, R33.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 19, 2021 7:38 PM|
Din din tonight is Broccoli White Bean Soup with Millet.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 19, 2021 7:43 PM|
R33 they ordered toilet paper.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 19, 2021 8:04 PM|
Talk about whelming! I never got my birthday chowder (from other thread) as we couldn't find the restaurant - settled for a burger and shake instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 19, 2021 8:19 PM|
I would have needed a lie-down after that ordeal, R37.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 19, 2021 8:58 PM|
Responding to the previous thread...
We're BORN from eggs---how in fuck could eggs be bad for us?
Same as salt. Mammals arose from the sea. Saline is part of our DNA. Common sense
Ridiculous "health" propaganda.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 20, 2021 4:45 AM|
"I rather liked it."
Of course you did.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 20, 2021 4:47 AM|
There’s a chill in the air… of secrets untold….
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 20, 2021 4:51 AM|
I did not have dinner tonight. Twice a week I skip dinner so that by the time I eat breakfast the next day it will be about 21 hours since I've eaten which is very good for ones health markers such as- blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides even on days when one doesn't do the partial fasting. I've been doing this at least since the winter of 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 21, 2021 12:49 AM|
I just remembered…last night I had a dream that I was overdrawn. Even though it’s not likely, I checked to be sure. Still solvent.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 21, 2021 1:13 AM|
R43, overdrawn like a Looney Tunes character? Or overdrawn like tired??
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 21, 2021 2:41 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 21, 2021 3:14 AM|
I haven't changed my boxers in two days. They smell of bleach.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 21, 2021 4:29 AM|
Lunch for Thursday is a spicy tofu salad I bought at a health food store on a corn tortilla with lettuce, tomato and some overpriced French mustard I bought on amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 21, 2021 4:35 AM|
Amazing how urine can smell like bleach to some.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 21, 2021 7:42 AM|
Slaughtercester Sauce back from recall, now slightly safer.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 21, 2021 11:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 21, 2021 12:02 PM|
Who knew there were so many possible interpretations of being overdrawn! It's really whelmingly overwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 21, 2021 7:03 PM|
I made baked yams last night and drizzled with honey and red pepper flakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 21, 2021 7:04 PM|
I have discovered Tillamook ice cream and I am trying to resist the urge to go the market just to buy some.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 21, 2021 7:38 PM|
That sounds pretty sweet, R52.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 21, 2021 8:04 PM|
It’s 75 degrees and I have my AC running. Underwhelmed by fall 2021 so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 21, 2021 8:37 PM|
Set up my mom's replacement landlines after a slightly belated birthday lunch (mine, hers is in April). Hardest part was moving furniture to get at the sockets!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 21, 2021 8:44 PM|
[quote]It’s 75 degrees and I have my AC running. Underwhelmed by fall 2021 so far.
It's 75 in our nation's capital, also.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 21, 2021 8:51 PM|
You sound sweet, R56. Your mom is lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 21, 2021 9:00 PM|
Did some yard work and got these horrid prickly, parasitic seeds all over my clothes.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 21, 2021 9:46 PM|
They were beggarticks or sticktights, more formerly a species of Bidens. There’s a Facebook meme in there somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 21, 2021 9:57 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 21, 2021 9:57 PM|
Argh! They’re in my hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 21, 2021 10:00 PM|
I find those sticky seeds and thorns whelming. They would get stuck on my husky took.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 22, 2021 12:57 AM|
I went to Target this afternoon for a few things. They were also out of my TAZO Wild Sweet Orange tea. Settled for something similar, it’s…okay.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 22, 2021 1:17 AM|
Somebody is hoarding Nabisco Pinwheels Chocolate and Marshmallow Cookies.
Twice now in the past month, there is a gaping, conspicuous, mocking void on the shelf where they should be.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 22, 2021 1:29 AM|
We don't get really cold until January in Cincinnati. I've spent many Thanksgivings and Christmases loading up my car with food or presents while wearing a tee-shirt. Once or twice I did it shirtless. Of course, I dress up for the big day, but may not wear a coat or jacket.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 22, 2021 1:50 AM|
R66) it’s not called the Queen City for nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 22, 2021 2:09 AM|
Last week, my local grocery store had buffalo chicken nuggets and they were scrumptious. I went back this week and they didn't have them. My whole day was ruined.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 22, 2021 2:43 AM|
Wasn't Wallis Simpson from Cincinatti? Or is that where she married her first of many husbands?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 22, 2021 3:33 AM|
You know what I just said to my cat?
“What have I done to deserve such fluff?” That’s what.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 22, 2021 6:31 PM|
The food at lunch was overpriced; the dyke server was very sweet. Life is full of trade-offs.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 22, 2021 6:37 PM|
My cat jumped at the back screen door with such enthusiasm, that he broke the lock. I’ve asked him several times what he wanted out there so much, but so far…no answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 22, 2021 7:19 PM|
My dinner tonight is Health Valley Organic No Salt Added Vegetable Soup which I serve with millet.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 22, 2021 8:27 PM|
The workday is done! Happy Weekend, DL!
Where's the Friday Night Drinkie-Poo poster when you need them??!! Doesn't matter, really. I'm trying to cut down on alcohol so I can lose some weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 22, 2021 9:03 PM|
Cut down on Sunday, Cosmo r74.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 22, 2021 9:10 PM|
I haven't eaten sweets/snacks, pizza etc for 26 days in a row- yet , today I went to Aldi and bought a BIG frozen pizza with figs and feta cheese and a chocolate bar that resembles Kit Kat but it's an Aldi brand imported from Spain. I'm like a dry drunk. I'm having my cake but not eating it too.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 22, 2021 9:17 PM|
Aldi does pretty well on the chocolate front, R76. After a month, you can indulge. My bet is that you'll end up having some of it, but not all.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 22, 2021 9:51 PM|
I'm waiting to meet my step-sister's new boyfriend tonight at dinner. He's supposed to be a strapping 6'6" guy with muscles. Can't wait!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||October 22, 2021 11:18 PM|
How old are you guys, R78? Do they know you're gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 22, 2021 11:19 PM|
I just signed up for snow removal. It's $125 a month, but well worth it. They promise removal of any snow accumulation more than 3 cm. I could do it myself, but I really just don't want to. It would have been $120, but I'm getting them to do around my hot tub as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 22, 2021 11:20 PM|
R79 - actually, I'm 55 and he's about 45. My step-sister actually lives nextdoor.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 22, 2021 11:22 PM|
[quote]I'm getting them to do around my hot tub as well.
So that's what they call it nowadays.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 23, 2021 2:21 AM|
How did it go, R78?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 23, 2021 1:00 PM|
My lunch is scheduled for 1:30pm. I having Tilapia that I baked with olive oil in the oven. I shall squeeze lemon juice on it and then dip it in honey mustard. My second course for lunch is trail mix.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 23, 2021 4:53 PM|
There’s been a cat sitting still in my back yard for hours this week. I suspect he’s waiting for a chipmunk to emerge from its burrow. Should I tell him the chipmunks have dug a whole NYC subway system out there and can emerge anywhere? Nah.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 23, 2021 5:06 PM|
Fancy, R84! I just finished a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with some potato chips; vegetable = large slug of V8 juice.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||October 23, 2021 5:21 PM|
R83 - well, not as well as I expected. He was tall and muscular, but dough-faced and bald. And he told endless stories about his days in the Marines and how drunk they got. I excused myself and went to my computer after awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||October 23, 2021 5:50 PM|
how will you deal with this obvious trumper infiltrating your family and gets drunk on the daily next door R87?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||October 23, 2021 5:55 PM|
You may remain calm.
It's grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup and I have "French Exit" for visuals.
I had to purchase everything at the yuppie mart, so the cheese is thicker cheddar (I'm adding colbyjack), the bread is sliced French, and the soup is a "bisque".
My ideal ratio of three sandwiches per bowl of soup will be maintained and I plan on watching Michelle Pfeiffer set something on fire.
I also have a small bud of weed.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 24, 2021 1:21 AM|
I got cellulitis from the fucking doctor. I had a steroid injection in my leg, and the next thing you know i have cellulitis. I've been taking antibiotics for 3 weeks and i think it's finally over. That shit hurts.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||October 24, 2021 1:49 AM|
I was injected with my Covid booster Thursday as well as the annual flu shot, no reactions that I can detect. The pharmacist suggested that I get the over 65 flu shot, I guess it's some super duper thing. I chopped wood for 4 hours Friday and 7 hours today. I will be glad to be done with this wood chopping stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 24, 2021 4:43 AM|
R91, you must be in pretty good shape if you can chop wood for 4 and 7 hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 24, 2021 5:19 AM|
I just got back from a bathhouse. I had a decent time for someone my age.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 24, 2021 5:56 AM|
I took quite a few breaks R92. I don't ache or feel sore but I know its dangerous to get tired with an axe. So I take long coffee breaks and then get back to it. Working outside all day is so satisfying.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||October 24, 2021 8:33 AM|
Am awaiting the Halloween bash at Mar-a-Lago. Still very warm there.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 24, 2021 9:31 AM|
I'm soaking Kidney beans. I will let them soak until about 9pm then I will boil them for an hour, drain and cool. I will put them in my salad for lunch on Monday. Beans are high in fiber.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||October 24, 2021 3:35 PM|
R96, why kidney beans? Those are my least-favorite beans (except for lima, I guess). Why not garbanzos.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||October 25, 2021 12:42 AM|
R97- I put chickpeas in my salad last week. I have a open bag of kidney left over from a batch of Vegetarian Chili I made weeks ago and thought it would be a good way to finish off the bag, besides which, I like kidney beans.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||October 25, 2021 12:48 AM|
I made a deep dish cherry pie with my marvelous crust.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||October 25, 2021 12:59 AM|
I just finished my dinner. I'm sitting here at my computer browsing datalounge. I don't like to eat and run. It's not good for the digestion.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||October 25, 2021 1:34 AM|
My cousin has sent me belated birthday greetings as part of a lengthy email. I shall respond tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||October 25, 2021 1:37 AM|
I attended a wedding last night, took more brisket than I should have in the buffet line....and then watched some at the end of the line go without.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||October 25, 2021 2:02 AM|
I'm not sure whether you're gloating or whether you feel a little guilty, R102. The former would be a little whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||October 25, 2021 2:58 AM|
Seems like there wasn’t enough brisket on the buffet. Unless you took 5 lbs. of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||October 25, 2021 3:09 AM|
Or, the previous guests were complete pigs?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||October 25, 2021 12:30 PM|
I have to decorate a mini-pumpkin by 3 pm today. Problem is - I can't seem to find one! My local WalMart and Shop Rite don't have any left. I bought a gourd at SR, for emergencies in case I can't find one. I'll try JoAnn's Fabrics and the local Farm Market later this morning. Both had them last week. It doesn't pay to be a last minute Minny in this area. It seems everyone is decorating mini-pumpkins.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||October 25, 2021 12:59 PM|
You could always decorate a grape.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||October 25, 2021 1:09 PM|
LOL, R107. But it has to at least be orange or orange-adjacent. I'm confident I can find one. My art skills are . . . not great but I'll so my best.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||October 25, 2021 1:29 PM|
How about a butternut squash, Cosmo?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||October 25, 2021 3:07 PM|
R108- How do you pronounce orange? ARE-nge or OR-nge
I pronounce it ARE-nge
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 25, 2021 3:09 PM|
Try Trader Joe’s..
|by Anonymous||reply 111||October 25, 2021 3:30 PM|
UPDATE: Mini-pumpkin has been found! I went to a local nursery that is mostly known for it's Christmas tree selection.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||October 25, 2021 3:50 PM|
Damn, I was looking forward to that grape r112.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||October 25, 2021 3:54 PM|
I'm SO relieved. I just brought my Volkswagen Rabbit to a new mechanic and I was cringing thinking about what the bill was going to be to repair my climate control- when I put the fan on nothing comes out through the vents for a/c, heat or defrost- It was reasonable for what they have to fix. I got them through Repairpal.com, which I found out about through Consumer Reports.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||October 25, 2021 3:55 PM|
Met with lawyer earlier this month for consultation about a will. Yesterday, I [italic]finally[/italic] got around to tackling a proposal. Took about five minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||October 25, 2021 9:22 PM|
Can I have your stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||October 25, 2021 10:23 PM|
You wouldn't want it, R116.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||October 25, 2021 10:28 PM|
I had to post this video I found on youtube. It UNDERwhelmed me in spite of this I watched the whole thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||October 26, 2021 1:19 AM|
When I fast forward shows on PVR it never stops where I want it to.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||October 26, 2021 1:20 AM|
all 12 cuts of (1964) Never Underestimate the Power of the Womenfolk / RCA are available on youtube!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||October 26, 2021 1:26 AM|
Signed my end-of-life documents today. Didn't leave you DL bitches anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||October 26, 2021 1:31 AM|
I bought my cat a new blanket and she's sitting under it.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||October 26, 2021 2:38 AM|
You left us your snark, r121, which is the greatest legacy of all
|by Anonymous||reply 123||October 26, 2021 1:04 PM|
One more hour and I'm on stay-cation until next Thursday! No real plans except some Fall cleaning aka donating clothes and cleaning out my garage. Lots of time to spend with Cosmo!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||October 27, 2021 7:51 PM|
Good luck with that! I cleaned before my mother visited yesterday, but Comments Were Made.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||October 27, 2021 8:07 PM|
I sprained my back lifting the laundry basket up. I think I twisted a bit too much on the lift off.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||October 27, 2021 8:14 PM|
I walked 3.5 miles outside this morning and 1.5 miles on the treadmill just now. That's a total of 5 miles of walking/exercise today.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||October 27, 2021 8:18 PM|
I walked to White City this afternoon. It's like a new town, it IS a new town, within London, just beyond Shepherd's Bush. The new buildings are very impressive and whelming. i talked to a young woman with a Westie who was sitting on a bench in a nice new park. Then I went to the new little Amazon supermarket. I bought a very nice sausage roll and a coffee from a coffee machine. I love coffee machines.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||October 27, 2021 9:38 PM|
Bring out the pussy wigs for warmth!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||October 27, 2021 9:49 PM|
I made a Covid booster appointment even though I’m not technically eligible. I feel justified because there is a glut of vaccines and so I’m not taking one away from anyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||October 27, 2021 9:52 PM|
I had such high hopes for Stand 'n Stuff hard taco shells, but during dinner I realized that I had just swapped one set of problem for another set of problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||October 27, 2021 10:12 PM|
"That's a total of 5 miles of walking/exercise today."
And your 10,000 steps in a nutshell.
Now do it tomorrow and every day for the rest of your extended life.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||October 28, 2021 1:27 AM|
I put my metal cock ring on this morning to make me feel better. It was cold outside. While checking out at Kroger my cock ring fell off, dropped out of my jeans and went rolling down the floor. I don't know if any of the 20 or so people who saw it knew what it was. I picked it up and payed the cashier as if nothing happened.
It would have been a great time to have a gorgeous muscular man bagging my groceries. This could have been a wonderful story. It's still cold outside.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||October 28, 2021 1:28 AM|
R132- 12,499 steps according to my phone. I only do a LONG walk on Wednesday and Saturday. The other days it's 2.1 miles outside and nothing on the treadmill.
On Saturday it's 3.5 miles outside and nothing on the treadmill, so Wednesday is by far THE MOST exercise laden day of my week.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||October 28, 2021 2:00 AM|
Thank you R133, you gave me a good laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||October 28, 2021 6:54 AM|
Ana Navarro just said Kyrsten Sinema dresses like Schneider from One Day At A Time when she's on the Senate floor. They showed a photo of her in some denim vest and Ana is right. I laughed and startled my dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||October 28, 2021 3:22 PM|
Someone down the block is re-siding their house and the sound is being reflected so that it seems to come from my yard. Very annoying. And unnerving.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||October 28, 2021 3:28 PM|
And overwhelming, r137.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||October 28, 2021 4:19 PM|
I went out for a cup of tomato soup and some sushi for lunch. Unfortunately, it was whelming as another nearby patron was [italic]definitely[/italic] my type. The sushi wasn't bad, but I wouldn't get the soup again.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||October 28, 2021 5:03 PM|
Went out to buy some fresh yeast for my bread making. Tried a `Turkish shop in Hammersmith. Most amazing shop I've ever been to. You wouldn't know from outside. I was quite overwhelmed. Went to a kitchen shop in Chiswick and bought a very fancy baking tin or whatever they're called. She said, when I went to pay "It's gone up to £24" (from £20 on the label). I stood my ground and said "You can't do that" - so she charged me £20.
Then went into a little art gallery and was overwhelmed by how many things I liked....I went out to buy yeast!! not art. Won't say what I bought.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||October 28, 2021 5:25 PM|
I’m playing some vinyl this morning, after a random, serendipitous visit to a used record store that appeared in the middle of my errands yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||October 28, 2021 5:59 PM|
What did you buy, R141?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||October 28, 2021 7:30 PM|
i'm cradling my mug of coffee right now. I took an afternoon nap on this chilly, gray, rainy day.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||October 28, 2021 11:29 PM|
So, I decided to lay of weed for a month. I started Oct. 1.. Today is 28 days (4 weeks later). Enough? Or do I need to wait until Monday?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||October 29, 2021 1:04 AM|
In about 14 minutes I shall be eating part 2 of my dinner. Part 2 is Azekiel bread with Organic Unsalted Smooth Peanut Butter with Sliced Strawberries and Sliced Red Grapes. I found the recipe at Consumer Reports.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||October 29, 2021 1:33 AM|
I’m going to take a box of books to the charity shop this weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||October 29, 2021 1:38 AM|
I dislike strawberries.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||October 29, 2021 3:03 AM|
I prepared to cook a box of Mac 'n Cheese, and at the last moment before I poured the shit box noodles into the boiling water, I said to myself "To hell with these bull shit noodles! I deserve better!" So I opted for a third of a box of Cream eggs elbow macaroni instead. AND when I stirred the powdered cheese, butter, and milk into the macaroni, I dated to melt TWO slices of American cheese into it, too! Aye. It was a good day...
|by Anonymous||reply 148||October 29, 2021 3:11 AM|
I was depressed because I saw a dead deer at the side of the road today (fairly remotish part of Canada). On the way back home there were hoards of bald eagles, ravens and turkey vultures snacking on it. Now, I don't know how to feel. I'm sorry for the deer, but conflicted because that one animal's death is providing food for other creatures. Circle of life, I suppose, but I'm still sorry that the poor deer had to die.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||October 29, 2021 4:51 AM|
[quote]In about 14 minutes I shall be eating part 2 of my dinner. Part 2 is Azekiel bread with Organic Unsalted Smooth Peanut Butter with Sliced Strawberries and Sliced Red Grapes. I found the recipe at Consumer Reports.
Do you read Bon Appétit to comparison-shop for a new car?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||October 29, 2021 6:29 AM|
R149 whelmed me with the unpleasant imagery in his reverie on the circle of life.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||October 29, 2021 6:31 AM|
[quote]So I opted for a third of a box of Cream eggs elbow macaroni instead.
What is Cream eggs elbow macaroni? Is it made with unsold Easter candy?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||October 29, 2021 6:35 AM|
Auto correct, R152. I meant to type, underwhelmingly, "Scream eggs macaroni."
|by Anonymous||reply 153||October 29, 2021 11:08 AM|
OK, no Cadbury, but are you using balut for a horror effect or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||October 29, 2021 12:09 PM|
On the news this morning, the lady that does the weather is wearing a silver sequined dress. The kind of dress you might see in a casino.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||October 29, 2021 1:28 PM|
Was the lady that does the weather the kind of woman you might see in a casino as well?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||October 29, 2021 1:31 PM|
R156, I just realized it’s her Halloween costume.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||October 29, 2021 1:36 PM|
I'm so overwhelmed I can barely type. Just got my bread making machine from Amazon. It's WAY too complicated for me. I'm terrible with instructions. Most things I just work out intuitively, but this is my idea of hell. I'll have to pack it up and send it back.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||October 29, 2021 2:15 PM|
I'm going to take my 2.1 mile walk soon but first I have to finish my leg stretching exercises.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||October 29, 2021 2:58 PM|
what's the 0.1, R159?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||October 29, 2021 3:00 PM|
I just got back from my 2.1 mile walk and now I shall have a leisurely breakfast.
R160- That's the distance of my standard walk. I'm guessing. One of these days I've got to get into my car to measure it.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||October 29, 2021 3:47 PM|
Can’t you just have your cell phone track your distance as you walk?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||October 29, 2021 3:51 PM|
I haven't posted in a while about the crossing guard down the street who bellows greetings and waves maniacally at every passing car. She's still at it, more enthusiastically than ever. That corner is her stage where she puts on two matinees a day. I go out of my way to avoid her.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||October 29, 2021 4:08 PM|
R162- I didn't know my phone could do that. I'll check that out- for tomorrow's walk which is 3.5 miles ( that walk I measured with my car)
|by Anonymous||reply 164||October 29, 2021 4:16 PM|
I'm raking and blowing leaves and there's a million of them. Ow, my back.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||October 29, 2021 4:18 PM|
[quote] What did you buy, [R141]?
The “Pennies from Heaven” soundtrack, a truncated “Carmina Burana”, and a Sophie Tucker album.
I have eclectic (or maybe just weird) taste
|by Anonymous||reply 166||October 29, 2021 4:22 PM|
R165–Why don’t you hire a strapping local youth?
|by Anonymous||reply 167||October 29, 2021 4:28 PM|
[R156]I just realized it’s her Halloween costume.
Who or what was she supposed to be?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||October 29, 2021 6:01 PM|
R168, I’m not really sure. I looked for her on Twitter and she posted something referring to the get-up as a costume. Maybe a casino dress wasn’t a good description.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||October 29, 2021 9:00 PM|
I spent 330 dollars at Kroger today. I am not bragging, i was mortified. I just haven't bought groceries in awhile. I needed to stock up on some things. I bought 20 cans of fancy feast for my cats. It was 16.00.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||October 29, 2021 9:19 PM|
R170 - Grocery store checkouts are definitely whelming now.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||October 29, 2021 9:24 PM|
In 6 weeks, I’m going on holiday for the first time since 2019. I’ve eaten like a hog for 2 years, and I am now wondering how much weight I can lose in 6 weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||October 29, 2021 9:44 PM|
I feel like shit
|by Anonymous||reply 173||October 29, 2021 9:46 PM|
R172 where are you off to?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||October 29, 2021 9:48 PM|
R174, I’m going to Cologne, just for a long weekend. There will be lots of walking. I really need to try to lose some weight before I go.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||October 29, 2021 9:52 PM|
Rent a mobility scooter
|by Anonymous||reply 176||October 29, 2021 9:54 PM|
Getting ready to hygge...
|by Anonymous||reply 177||October 29, 2021 9:57 PM|
Getting ready to edge
|by Anonymous||reply 178||October 29, 2021 10:21 PM|
Heavy rain in NYC tonight
|by Anonymous||reply 179||October 29, 2021 10:25 PM|
Tomorrow night I'm going to a bathhouse. Wish me luck getting laid.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||October 30, 2021 1:22 AM|
You underwhelm bitches certainly had a lot to say about nothing today. 27 posts since last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||October 30, 2021 5:32 AM|
We always have a lot to say about nothing. We’re the “Seinfeld” of Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||October 30, 2021 5:34 AM|
An octogenarian anti-vaxxer has ruined one of my favorite sites with her bullshit. Most people cannot stand her but the owner (of the site) refuses to ban her for some reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||October 30, 2021 5:38 AM|
The odds of her being around much longer probably aren't great, R183.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||October 30, 2021 5:53 AM|
One week from today we change the clocks back one hour and we go from daylight savings time to Eastern Standard Time ( where I live).
|by Anonymous||reply 185||October 30, 2021 12:39 PM|
I bought no souvenirs when in Budapest a couple of years ago, so I had a coffee mug made at Zazzle using a photo from the trip; using it this morning prompted me to post that. Same for shirts from a couple of other destinations.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||October 30, 2021 1:06 PM|
This morning I'm not going to drink my usual ginger tea in the big green white mug with the white polka dots that I bought on Amazon because I'm taking a long walk today (3.5 miles) and I don't want to be a mile away from home and have to take a MAJOR leak.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||October 30, 2021 1:12 PM|
I walk 5 miles 5 times a week r187.
Walk first, hydrate after.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||October 30, 2021 1:16 PM|
I'm watering some of my plants. Now, I'm hungry and will make breakfast. There was a bee inside, so I tried to catch it with a glass and something to cover the opening, so I can release it outside. It failed, and can't see the bee anywhere. I'm worried about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||October 30, 2021 1:17 PM|
R188- I agree. I always drink a half liter of water when I get back from my walks even on the days when my walks are shorter. I see people - women mainly taking a walk and walking with a water bottle. Can't these FRAUS wait until they get home to drink water. It's not like their in Death Valley and it's 120 degrees. They're in a suburb of NYC and it's only 56 degrees.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||October 30, 2021 1:20 PM|
R189, I've been doing that, too, for years. Check out was I caught/released about six weeks ago. I'd never seen one before in my life, but it was resting right at the top of my wall. I hope to never see one again!
|by Anonymous||reply 191||October 30, 2021 1:44 PM|
Holy cow R191! That is huge! Is that your hand displaying it? If so....you're very brave.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||October 30, 2021 1:48 PM|
Not my hand, but just a pic I found back then when I was trying to find out what it was. It's called a Great Black Wasp. I was glad to get him out the house without injury to him or myself! Have a great day!
|by Anonymous||reply 193||October 30, 2021 3:52 PM|
[quote] One week from today we change the clocks back one hour and we go from daylight savings time to Eastern Standard Time ( where I live).
What if a lot of people just refused. Would the ensuing chaos make them abandon this annoying practice?
|by Anonymous||reply 194||October 30, 2021 3:54 PM|
I’m supposed to make roast chicken for dinner tonight, but I really just want to eat chips and drink Pepsi.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||October 30, 2021 4:19 PM|
Surely, Diet Pepsi?
|by Anonymous||reply 196||October 30, 2021 4:24 PM|
R189 put some honey on the counter and be ready with your glass
|by Anonymous||reply 197||October 30, 2021 4:44 PM|
To R195...Roast Chicken is "extremely easy to cook". But when I get lazy, I buy the nearest grocery store Chicken, re-heat 30 minutes in the oven and it turns out perfect. What kind of chips, I love corn chips-doritos and Franks Black cherry& Birch Beer soda(I don't drink soda but every now &then) And Sourdough pretzels with onion dip.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||October 30, 2021 5:07 PM|
We have to turn back the clocks for the farmers....
|by Anonymous||reply 199||October 30, 2021 6:32 PM|
The parents in the neighborhood organized a Halloween block party with tables for candy set up outside the participating houses. They had the police close off all the streets locking me in. No notice. I guess notice is just for breeders. I’m not sure if this means they will not be trick or treating tomorrow. I bought some candy just in case. Hope I don’t have to eat it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||October 30, 2021 9:11 PM|
Ugh r200, I’m sorry. We were talking about our years in the old neighborhood today on our way home from lunch. My partner remembers it completely different than I do, but anyway I don’t miss Halloween there. We’ve been in a condo for 20 years now and families with kids are a rare sight.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||October 30, 2021 10:01 PM|
I want to spend all day at a bookstore
|by Anonymous||reply 202||October 30, 2021 10:04 PM|
I’m a weirdo. It’s 11pm here and I have just decided to cook. I decided to make chicken stock with the chicken instead of roasting it, so I have put that in the slow cooker. Then When the chicken meat is cooked, I will remove it from the slow cooker and use it tomorrow to make chicken and mushroom in a tomato cream sauce.
I might also make chilli to freeze now, to eat later in the week. I always do most of my cooking at the weekend, but not usually into the early hours of the morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||October 30, 2021 10:17 PM|
I got a Moderna booster and a flu shot today. Now I’m feeling a little nauseated, but I don’t know which one to blame.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||October 30, 2021 10:30 PM|
R204, if you have any stuff which is easily convertible into case, can I have it?
|by Anonymous||reply 205||October 30, 2021 10:38 PM|
Do you mean cash?
|by Anonymous||reply 206||October 30, 2021 10:41 PM|
No, r206, I meant caseS. I need a new set of luggage for post-Covid travel.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||October 30, 2021 10:53 PM|
Someone I was chatting with at a social event recently told me that the flu shot did a number on her. I have to say that the day afterwards I wasn't feeling too well myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||October 30, 2021 11:02 PM|
I'm watching "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave" with Christopher Lee.
Whoever first observed that 75% of experiencing a movie is hearing the score knew what they were talking about.
The score is working far harder than the actors, and for a Hammer film, home of overwrought acting, that's saying something.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||October 31, 2021 1:30 AM|
Barry Andrews, in DHRFTG just showed his bare naked chest and abdomen in a gratuitous, superfluous incidental display.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||October 31, 2021 1:43 AM|
R210- How RISQUE!
|by Anonymous||reply 211||October 31, 2021 2:19 AM|
I binged yesterday and as a result I slept poorly last night. I'm still very tired tonight and it was supposed to rain and I don't like driving on rainy nights so I'm not going to the bathhouse tonight and as a result of that I won't be getting laid tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||October 31, 2021 2:22 AM|
While rummaging through my attic yesterday, I found an ancient box of Tiddly Winks. I had no one to play with so I just played with myself....
|by Anonymous||reply 213||October 31, 2021 2:38 AM|
Everyone does it r213.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||October 31, 2021 10:39 AM|
[quote] I just played with myself....
|by Anonymous||reply 215||October 31, 2021 10:56 AM|
I’m going to have boiled eggs with toast for brunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||October 31, 2021 12:53 PM|
[quote]I’m going to have boiled eggs with toast for brunch.
Hard or soft?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||October 31, 2021 5:02 PM|
I'm going to Whole Foods soon. When I get back I will eat my lunch. Lunch today is one of my large salads and Vegan chick'n on a corn tortilla with vegenaise , lettuce and tomato.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||October 31, 2021 5:07 PM|
Today my Lunch consists of Reese Peanut Butter cups& Goldenberg Peanut Chews(big candy bar edition). Dinner is cooking right now, Peking Turkey(Thanks DL for the recipe)& Garlic& Herb Turkey. Best of all, I get to my dining room with the Good China( I have 4 sets) I'm letting my Daughter-in-law pick the set she wants to use(plus the silver). And she's cooking all the sides. And we're "scaring the shit out of the kids". The neighbors arrive at 2pm, the alcohol is ready!!
|by Anonymous||reply 219||October 31, 2021 5:58 PM|
I put air in one tire on my way to lunch. Seems that if the reading goes below 30psi my dashboard gets hijacked by an warning message until I do so.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||October 31, 2021 6:16 PM|
^A sudden snap of cold weather in the early Fall typically makes the tire pressure go down enough to trigger those sensors. I'm never sure if it's a real loss of pressure or just a climate thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||October 31, 2021 10:37 PM|
Twenty to 7:00. So far just one trick or treater. I think I’m going to take the candy out and bury it in the yard.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||October 31, 2021 10:41 PM|
I took a good sniff of my boyfriend's jockstrap before putting the clothes in the washing machine. He wore them earlier today while playing soccer with some friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||October 31, 2021 10:43 PM|
That's a euphemism for eat it yours??
|by Anonymous||reply 224||October 31, 2021 10:43 PM|
R224 meant for R222, although...
|by Anonymous||reply 225||October 31, 2021 10:44 PM|
As if anyone on Datalounge has a boyfriend who plays soccer.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||October 31, 2021 10:44 PM|
Bought a Noco jump box, I'm charging it now. I hope I never have to use it.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||October 31, 2021 11:11 PM|
Adjusted myself from right to left today...discreetly.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||November 1, 2021 12:02 AM|
Organized the garage.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||November 1, 2021 7:56 AM|
Did you do it discreetly r229?
|by Anonymous||reply 230||November 1, 2021 8:03 AM|
Today is the first day of November
|by Anonymous||reply 231||November 1, 2021 3:49 PM|
Indeed, R231... my monthly Uber credit from Amex has posted to my account.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||November 1, 2021 6:09 PM|
[quote]Today is the first day of November
How is it remotely possible that it's November already? Was I in a coma for several months without realizing it? Changing my desk calendar this morning has left me feeling really quite whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||November 1, 2021 8:20 PM|
[quote]Was I in a coma for several months without realizing it?
Possible. Very possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||November 1, 2021 9:21 PM|
A sense of utter futility and ennui is ceaselessly washing over me and eroding my joie de vivre.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||November 1, 2021 9:26 PM|
Knock it off R235, you're whelming me.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||November 1, 2021 10:02 PM|
Certain facts must be faced: We're entering a very whelming time of the year.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||November 2, 2021 2:11 AM|
I’m thinking of adding the word “perforce” to my everyday vocabulary. It seems to have gone out of fashion and I’d like to save it from extinction.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||November 2, 2021 2:29 AM|
Whatever scrapes off, r235, could you put a little pile of it in a small container and pass it along to me?
|by Anonymous||reply 239||November 2, 2021 3:19 AM|
[quote]I’m thinking of adding the word “perforce” to my everyday vocabulary. It seems to have gone out of fashion and I’d like to save it from extinction.
I myself have been trying to revive the use of the word "madcap," which one hears all the time in 1930s screwball comedies. "She's a madcap heiress from New York!" I believe we could all do with a bit more "madcap" in our lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||November 2, 2021 5:21 AM|
I agree r240. Frequent use of the word “madcap” would perforce lighten my mood and alleviate the aforementioned erosion of joie de vivre which has afflicted me recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||November 2, 2021 11:59 AM|
I'm fond of "Had I but known..." but was sternly warned against it as archaic here at DL.
Yesterday at a party, I tried two wines, and three types of cheese.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||November 2, 2021 12:29 PM|
After my walk this morning. I shall vote in the election then go to Trader Joe's and the Corn tortillas I forgot to buy yesterday on the way home from the office.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||November 2, 2021 1:03 PM|
and GET the Corn tortillas
|by Anonymous||reply 244||November 2, 2021 1:04 PM|
I’m heating up some chicken stock I made at the weekend, just to try it as a beverage. I’ve never done this before, and it feels a little risky.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||November 2, 2021 3:29 PM|
People on twitter were talking about a sub Reddit where grocery store workers take pictures of their displays. I looked it up and find the pictures oddly satisfying.
Here's the link if you're interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||November 2, 2021 6:12 PM|
Check out this picture. It's one of my favourites so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||November 2, 2021 6:21 PM|
This one is good too.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||November 2, 2021 6:23 PM|
I got the slow cooker out today and there were two dead bugs in it. Not one, but two.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||November 2, 2021 6:31 PM|
R238, R240 This really seems like a lot right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||November 2, 2021 6:33 PM|
I got attacked by a nasty troll and banned for 24 hours and I couldn’t wait to get posting privileges back, but now that I have them I can’t think of anything to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||November 2, 2021 6:47 PM|
This is probably my favorite thread on datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||November 2, 2021 6:52 PM|
I went to Whole Foods today and spent $24.99 on a box of FANCY SHMANCY cookies. I'm not going to eat them although they look yummy. I shall put them in the freezer and save them for a rainy/snowy day.
Therefore I shall have my cookies but NOT eat them too.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||November 2, 2021 6:55 PM|
I don't have a spare key to my car. I think I remember somebody told me that it would be an expensive one to get copied. I should look online.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||November 2, 2021 7:00 PM|
A lot of that car key business is highly proprietary nowadays. I've been told that only a Nissan dealer can deal with the electronic fobs that control my car (and which are of *very* crummy quality, apparently, and similarly very expensive to deal with).
|by Anonymous||reply 255||November 2, 2021 7:10 PM|
Today was one of those days where I visited the bank to obtain 14 quarters and 15 dimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||November 2, 2021 7:25 PM|
[quote]I got the slow cooker out today and there were two dead bugs in it. Not one, but two.
I also got my slow cooker out today for the first time since early spring. It looked clean enough, but now R249 has me wishing that I had checked it more thoroughly. It's a good thing I'm using a plastic liner or I would feel whelmed right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||November 2, 2021 8:43 PM|
[quote]I went to Whole Foods today and spent $24.99 on a box of FANCY SHMANCY cookies. I'm not going to eat them although they look yummy. I shall put them in the freezer and save them for a rainy/snowy day.
It's cold and rainy in D.C. today, and yet I have no cookies at all in my freezer, let alone fancy-shmancy ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||November 2, 2021 8:46 PM|
[quote]I got the slow cooker out today and there were two dead bugs in it. Not one, but two.
But I bet the meat fell right off the carapace.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||November 2, 2021 9:29 PM|
R258- I broke down and ATE a good portion of those Fancy Shmancy cookies from Whole Foods.
I'm DISGUSTED with myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||November 2, 2021 11:37 PM|
You may be disgusted with yourself, R260, but the rest of us are proud of you. You seized the day!
|by Anonymous||reply 261||November 3, 2021 12:07 AM|
R261- The names of the F.S. cookies are as follows- Cherry Cookie Pie, Double Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cherry Jelly Cookie and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.
It's from a company called Tuscanycookies.com. The cookies were not excellent nor very good but they were good. All the cookies had butter in them. Were they worth $24.99 for 20 cookies (1.59 pounds). No.
Tonight I feel like a FAT WHORE.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||November 3, 2021 12:14 AM|
[quote]Tonight I feel like a FAT WHORE.
Tomorrow is another day, R260.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||November 3, 2021 12:25 AM|
;Like Anne Shirley says in Anne Of Green Gables (1985) - Everyday Is Fresh With No Mistakes In It.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||November 3, 2021 12:29 AM|
This grey gloomy day reminded me why November is my least favorite month.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||November 3, 2021 12:32 AM|
I have an itchy leg. It’s irksome.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||November 3, 2021 1:05 AM|
R266 That's concerning.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||November 3, 2021 2:58 AM|
My flu shot gave me a belly rash. Must not scratch. I've clipped my nails to the quick.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||November 3, 2021 3:11 AM|
Who didn’t see that one coming, r260. I, however, did throw out the extra Halloween candy. Well, most . . . or some.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||November 3, 2021 4:39 AM|
[quote]This grey gloomy day reminded me why November is my least favorite month.
Tell me about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||November 3, 2021 6:28 AM|
I am having a hankering for some fried chicken livers. Trying to decide where to go to get some.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||November 3, 2021 4:25 PM|
Stopped by Dollar Tree earlier knowing there was "something" I wanted from there, but what exactly I couldn't manage. Light bulb ON at the kleenex display. Woman ahead of me bought an entire cart of Christmas stuff; clerk had a rainbow button with a "she/they" message as well (which I found confusing). Perhaps an exciting adventure for the thread, but mundane as well...
|by Anonymous||reply 272||November 3, 2021 4:55 PM|
One of my beard hairs got stuck in my finger like it was a cactus thorn. I tried to use my tweezers but the points of it were glued together with Gorilla glue because my husband used them to make his Halloween costume. I now have to go buy new tweezers at CVS but I'll have to go after 4 p.m. because the cashier who works the day shift is walleyed and chatty. She reminds me of a witch and I can do nothing but cringe when she talks.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||November 3, 2021 5:09 PM|
So cringe, buy your tweezers and get on with your underwhelming life r273.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||November 3, 2021 5:12 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 275||November 3, 2021 5:17 PM|
Have you nowhere else to buy tweezers? No Target? No Wal*Mart? No Walgreens?
|by Anonymous||reply 276||November 3, 2021 6:39 PM|
[quote]Have you nowhere else to buy tweezers? No Target? No Wal*Mart? No Walgreens?
Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
|by Anonymous||reply 277||November 3, 2021 6:51 PM|
Spend extra money for good tweezers, OP. The best ones I think are made in Japan.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||November 3, 2021 6:58 PM|
My balls itch frequently. I wonder if it's the soap I bought at Costco that's causing it. When I take a shower I always soap up my BALLS.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||November 3, 2021 7:06 PM|
I value my pair of good tweezers as well!
|by Anonymous||reply 280||November 3, 2021 7:07 PM|
I don't go to WalMart and refuse to give them my business. The Target nearest me has everything under lock and key and I can never find a cashier. In fact, I got so irritated waiting for a cashier at the self checkout that I left ten dollars on the register and walked out...so, I probably can't go there anyway because I'm very likely on the cameras and it was about $30 worth of goods.
I did go to CVS and Witchie Poo was STILL there so I put in my earbuds and pretended to have a phone conversation so I wouldn't have to deal with her. There were no tweezers there so I just went to Joann's instead. So now my fave tweezers will be for crafts and the craft tweezers will be for everything else. It was a passive-aggressive move on my part but oh well.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||November 4, 2021 12:39 AM|
Muh COOTER feels funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||November 4, 2021 1:01 AM|
If you have a store near you- Harmon would sell tweezers at reasonable prices.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||November 4, 2021 1:12 AM|
[quote]I got so irritated waiting for a cashier at the self checkout that I left ten dollars on the register and walked out...so, I probably can't go there anyway because I'm very likely on the cameras and it was about $30 worth of goods.
I'm feeling a little whelmed that one of our regular posters is a wanted man.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||November 4, 2021 1:16 AM|
[quote] Today was one of those days where I visited the bank to obtain 14 quarters and 15 dimes.
R256, what are the dimes for? Quarters, I'm assuming, are for the laundromat?
|by Anonymous||reply 285||November 4, 2021 1:18 AM|
I did my good deed for today. This afternoon I went shopping at Hmart. My tire light was on in my car and I have a portable tire inflator that I can plug into the outlet and put air in my tires- which I did. A girl came over asking if I had jumper cables. I gave them to her and told her when I was done putting air in my car I would help her/them. After I finished putting the air in my tires I drove my car to where they were stuck. The two girls ( one Asian and a blond girl) were about 25 or so years old and cute) if I were straight I would probably be fantasizing about a threesome. I didn't remember which clamp went where. The blond girl looked it up on her phone. I was sorta guessing if the clamps were correct. The one that sat in the car was almost able to start it so I knew that the clamps were correct. I turned my car on then she was able to start the car. They thanked me profusely. I said your welcome and went shopping at Hmart (Korean supermarket).
|by Anonymous||reply 286||November 4, 2021 1:26 AM|
The water here in Southwest Florida is rock hard, and tastes awful. OK for toothbrushing, swallowing pills, etc. but you really wouldn't want to drink it much as a beverage (though at restaurants I do). I refill gallon jugs of filter water at the supermarket for 35 cents each - they take cards, but add a 10 cent fee, a mark-up I'm just not willing to pay. Most of it goes in the coffeemaker, as much for nasty mineral buildup as taste. There's a plumbing company that advertises on television here showing a cross-section of a home drain with all of the heavy build up that they clear out regularly as a service, kinda like badly clogged arteries.
The bank teller told me that she also uses coins to refill water.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||November 4, 2021 1:40 AM|
Red to positive/black to negative battery terminals. You have to get this right each time, otherwise very bad things might happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||November 4, 2021 1:59 AM|
I have been asked to help someone jump start a car. It was a Walgreens parking lot. I said OK. I had a small, older car (Honda) and said: if your car won't start right away, don't keep trying. (It was a larger car than mine.) Sure enough, this guy kept cranking and I said stop already. (I didn't want my battery getting drained.)
Anyway, after that, I'll probably never do that again.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||November 4, 2021 2:08 AM|
I've been grouchy all day. Grrr.....
|by Anonymous||reply 290||November 4, 2021 2:20 AM|
I'm already hungry for breakfast even though I won't be eating breakfast for another 12 hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||November 4, 2021 2:57 AM|
I bought a bunch of Bubly sparkling water. Please be careful. Some of it is caffeinated!
|by Anonymous||reply 292||November 4, 2021 10:47 PM|
[quote]I'm already hungry for breakfast even though I won't be eating breakfast for another 12 hours.
And now you're probably hungry for the following day's breakfast.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||November 5, 2021 12:44 AM|
I ate scrambled eggs and bacon for dinner tonight. It’s not too unusual for me to have breakfast for dinner, but I added feta to the scrambled eggs, and it was so delicious that I was almost whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||November 5, 2021 12:54 AM|
I could not find any pate at the supermarket earlier, so I settled on a tin of mustard-dill sardines instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||November 5, 2021 12:57 AM|
I got my Modena booster today. I feel sleight nausea and fatigue. I ate some canned chicken and brown rice soup.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||November 5, 2021 12:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 297||November 5, 2021 12:58 AM|
Chris Hemsworth is on my TV screen. He whelms me.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||November 5, 2021 12:58 AM|
R293- Yes. As of 10:11 pm I am already hungry for my breakfast tomorrow which is fruit. Lunch is a salad with two veggie burgers.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||November 5, 2021 2:12 AM|
I hosted a party this evening for which I cooked all day. I hated every single person present.
I plan to have phone sex this evening as a reward to myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||November 5, 2021 5:34 AM|
[quote]I hosted a party this evening for which I cooked all day. I hated every single person present.
Well, I guess you're to be commended for not poisoning their food.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||November 5, 2021 6:02 AM|
Finally took down my Halloween decorations. It didn't take as long as I thought it was going to.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||November 5, 2021 7:11 AM|
[quote] I was almost whelmed.
In these days of modern times, "whelmed" is the new "underwhelmed".
|by Anonymous||reply 303||November 5, 2021 8:02 AM|
R300- Phone sex?
What year is this, 1999?
|by Anonymous||reply 304||November 5, 2021 12:25 PM|
I just weighed myself and I'm down 1.25 pounds this morning. That's impressive considering I finished 3/4 of the FANCY SHMANCY , overpriced cookies from Whole Foods the other day.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||November 5, 2021 12:28 PM|
I am awaiting delivery of my new induction range next week. Will need to get some new cookware.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||November 5, 2021 12:34 PM|
I had me a man in summertime
He had summer-colored skin
And not another man in town
My darling's heart could win
But when the leaves fell on the ground
And bully winds came around pushed them face down in the snow
He got the urge for going and I had to let him go
He got the urge for going
When the meadow grass was turning brown
And summertime was falling down and winter closing in
|by Anonymous||reply 307||November 5, 2021 4:33 PM|
I have only used my debit card in stores a handful of times, but the Eastern European deli in town refuses credit transactions; I dislike fumbling with cash. Came home with a bottle of Bosnian red wine, a bottle of Romanian white, a bottle of Ukrainian beer, and a bottle of Polish beer... purchased because the picture of the guy on the label was hot! (in an Indiana Jones-ish way)
|by Anonymous||reply 308||November 5, 2021 5:50 PM|
[quote]Their herring selection overwhelmed me
Perhaps they can replace it with cod.
And a few prunes scattered about.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||November 5, 2021 5:55 PM|
Actually... I have a bag of dried prunes in my pantry, for whenever I get around to making some tagine
|by Anonymous||reply 310||November 5, 2021 6:05 PM|
I have to use almost all the dressing in the packet to make the sweet kale salad edible.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||November 5, 2021 6:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 312||November 5, 2021 6:16 PM|
Nix on the kale salad, it's too bitter for that. As part of a mixed greens medley, maybe, but it's better used in soups, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||November 5, 2021 6:21 PM|
Urge for Going is almost as overwhelming as I Dreamed a Dream, r307. Many of the past week's posts have whelmed as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||November 5, 2021 6:26 PM|
Can antibiotics give you heartburn?
|by Anonymous||reply 315||November 5, 2021 7:28 PM|
R315- If you swallow them on an empty stomach.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||November 5, 2021 7:33 PM|
R311, R313, Combine the kale with other mixed greens.
Or grow your own on a patio garden. Tastes milder than even iceberg lettuce but far more nutritious.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||November 5, 2021 9:25 PM|
Made homemade turkey sausage and Dutch babies for condo neighbors who are my handymen/cleaners. One is over 6 ft tall and very strong. Good but the babies didn't fluff up enough. Don't know why. Plus they stuck to my cast iron pan.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||November 5, 2021 9:27 PM|
Would Lithuanian babies do in a pinch r318?
|by Anonymous||reply 319||November 5, 2021 9:38 PM|
[quote]Will need to get some new cookware.
This sounds almost, but not quite, whelming. Please keep us updated or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||November 6, 2021 12:25 AM|
Dean Stockwell is still alive. I swore he died years ago, but I always think everybody is dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||November 6, 2021 6:27 AM|
So my neighbors had their pool closed, but the pool cover has gone inside the pool in some areas and it’s 29 degrees outside. Does it matter whether the pool is covered or not?
|by Anonymous||reply 322||November 6, 2021 6:39 AM|
[quote] I always think everybody is dead.
Well, sooner or later you're gonna be right.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||November 6, 2021 8:05 AM|
[quote] Does it matter whether the pool is covered or not?
Not to me, it doesn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||November 6, 2021 1:45 PM|
I received a free half gallon of Publix brand ice cream as my birthday reward from them, or "perks" as they call it.. I chose Pumpkin flavor. Haven't tried it yet. It's really not my birthday, it's just the bogus birth date I use for signing up for online crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||November 6, 2021 2:34 PM|
[quote] It's really not my birthday, it's just the bogus birth date I use for signing up for online crap.
I have an online birthday, too. When I first got on the internet, a friend told me never to enter my zip code and birthday on any online form; if I did, someone would be able to open fake accounts in my name.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||November 6, 2021 2:41 PM|
I was at a Whole Foods yesterday because it was on the way home from a Costco I shopped at. I did observe the same FANCY SHMANCY cookies I bought on Tuesday and almost completely devoured, but you will all be happy to know I did not buy the FS cookies again.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||November 6, 2021 3:53 PM|
[quote]but you will all be happy to know I did not buy the FS cookies again.
I can't honestly say that makes me very happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||November 6, 2021 5:24 PM|
Meanwhile... at Fresh Market I obtained some pâté, and miso soup packets.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||November 6, 2021 8:21 PM|
R329- Mentos the FRESH maker
|by Anonymous||reply 330||November 6, 2021 8:50 PM|
[quote] I hosted a party this evening for which I cooked all day. I hated every single person present.
Why host a party and cook all day for people you hate?
|by Anonymous||reply 331||November 6, 2021 8:59 PM|
Did you guys know there is a barley shortage going on right now? Yep. I had to go to 3 stores just now to find ANY, for some stew I am going to make. I hope this isn't going to stress anyone out, barley isn't really all that important, thank goodness.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||November 6, 2021 9:23 PM|
^The news says it was caused by a bad drought, and it IS going to make the price of beer go WAY up, so there's that.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||November 6, 2021 9:26 PM|
[quote] barley isn't really all that important, thank goodness.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||November 6, 2021 11:00 PM|
R327–I misread you and thought that the Fancy Schmancy cookies came from Costco where I was headed. I wondered if they would tempt me. At the entrance (the very entrance, mind you) of Costco was a ghastly pile of “European Cookies” that looked like they wanted to be confused with those Danish blue tin ones. Not the least bit tempting. I was prepared to mock you
|by Anonymous||reply 335||November 6, 2021 11:05 PM|
I have too much clutter in my house. It bugs me.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||November 6, 2021 11:10 PM|
I changed the oil in my Toyota today. I feel so butch.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||November 6, 2021 11:16 PM|
R335- Are you referring to Kirkland Signature European Cookies? If you are I bought those about a year ago- They're CRAP. STAY AWAY from them.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||November 7, 2021 12:00 AM|
Stocking up on bourbon - pronto!
|by Anonymous||reply 339||November 7, 2021 12:14 AM|
I put out my Thanksgiving table cloth, my little turkey decoration, pilgrim salt and pepper shakers and fake little gourds. What an effort!
|by Anonymous||reply 340||November 7, 2021 12:16 AM|
Amazon has all the Royal Dansk you can eat for $6 a large tin. Delish!
|by Anonymous||reply 341||November 7, 2021 12:18 AM|
These were the fancy cookies.
Hard to find good packaged cookies.
I don't care how expensive, though. If it didn't taste good, I wouldn't eat them.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||November 7, 2021 12:26 AM|
Don't change your own oil, butch dude. It's a damn dirty job and you can have it done for just five to ten dollars more than what you paid to do it yourself.
I almost swallowed a stink bug the other day. I went to take a swig of my soda and I felt something wriggling around in my mouth before I swallowed. I ran to the sink to spit it out. A STINK BUG! My whelm level spiked ever so slightly....
|by Anonymous||reply 343||November 7, 2021 1:16 AM|
My dessicated, root-canaled-sepulchre of a tooth literally fell out of my mouth tonight when I bit into a bagel. No pain at all (the tooth has been dead for decades) but it gave me pause to remember that my DDS had warned me that my horrible teeth, treated or not, were not going to last forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||November 7, 2021 2:16 AM|
Wow, that sounds weird that your tooth just fell out.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||November 7, 2021 3:13 AM|
To be more specific, the dead pulp of the tooth fell out, roots and all (yes, it looks weird, too). A little shard of enamel remains, like a stalactite. Again, I'm without pain but will be seeing a DDS next week.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||November 7, 2021 3:32 AM|
What you got a DEAD tooth in your mouth for? You crazy?
|by Anonymous||reply 347||November 7, 2021 5:09 AM|
Any tooth that has had a root canal is technically a dead tooth, R347.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||November 7, 2021 5:19 AM|
I didn’t ask why it’s dead. I asked what’s it doing in your mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||November 7, 2021 5:21 AM|
It's not in his mouth anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||November 7, 2021 5:23 AM|
What was it doing in his mouth? That’s gotta smell bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||November 7, 2021 5:27 AM|
Both of my parents had teeth issues. Grew up poor, lots of gold, crowns, bridges, etc. My dad got a root canal at some point. All of that stuff is expensive and makes people avoidant of going to the dentist, endodontist, periodontist, etc.
I, on the other hand, go nuts about my teeth and gums. I am at the dentist / perio 4X year, total.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||November 7, 2021 5:32 AM|
Let's rejoice. It's no longer daylight savings time, it's now Eastern Standard Time on the east coast. We gain one hour and the sun won't be rising so damn late (7:31am) Saturday morning but the sun will setting DAMN early at 4:35pm on Sunday.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||November 7, 2021 5:22 AM|
Bought a Yankee candle singing carols, it smells just like the Christmas tree used to smell in the past. but here in Europe it costs €25.95 so I dont know, find it a bit expensive
|by Anonymous||reply 354||November 7, 2021 6:14 AM|
I still haven't used my new bread maker. It overwhelms me. When I see it, I give it a wide birth. I hope this doesn't go on for too long.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||November 7, 2021 7:24 AM|
I know how you feel, r355. bought a pressure washer. In July. It’s still sitting in the middle of my living room. Moving it to the garage brand new and unused would be admitting I made a mistake buying it. So I tell myself I’ll clean the fence when the leaves are gone even though I know by then it will be too cold.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||November 7, 2021 3:28 PM|
I just went for a walk. It wasn’t very far, but it’s probably the longest I have walked in a few months. It was cold, and it was starting to get dark, and it felt good.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||November 7, 2021 3:40 PM|
Today, I wore a long sleeve shirt to lunch as it's rather cold in Florida: 72F/23C.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||November 7, 2021 5:18 PM|
[quote]Today, I wore a long sleeve shirt to lunch as it's rather cold in Florida: 72F/23C.
72F is cold? That's pretty much when I turn on the A/C.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||November 7, 2021 5:23 PM|
It went down to 59 last night in Miami.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||November 7, 2021 5:53 PM|
^was there panic in the streets?
|by Anonymous||reply 361||November 7, 2021 6:09 PM|
Heard Kittenzilla crying like he was stuck. Called him and began to investigate. He closed himself in the powder room. Shredded TP all over the floor and deep fang marks in the roll for many revolutions. He did not apologize but was happy to be rescued!😼🧻
|by Anonymous||reply 362||November 7, 2021 6:22 PM|
I didn’t know cats could coo.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||November 7, 2021 6:54 PM|
Like Kittenzilla I, too, find toilet paper to be terrifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||November 7, 2021 6:55 PM|
The bread maker is going back to Amazon. I am totally overwhelmed by it. I'll learn how to make bread by hand.now I have to pack the thing back into its box though part of the polystyrene packaging broke when I unpacked it. It was so thin. Hope that's going to be OK. then the overwhelming process of taking it to some drop off point. I'll have to take the car because it's big and heavy. This is a huge big deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||November 7, 2021 7:38 PM|
Honestly, I thought bread machines were all about three or four steps of putting in the ingredients, and then walking away sort of like a Crock-Pot or instant pot?
|by Anonymous||reply 366||November 7, 2021 9:05 PM|
I made this guy's grilled cheese. It was good. He ran a grilled cheese food truck in NYC . I didn't make the roasted tomato soup dipping sauce he served with as that would have been whelming at this time.
I plan to make his red wine braised short ribs soon so I can use the leftovers for his short rib grilled cheese sandwich which was the food truck's specialty.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||November 7, 2021 9:17 PM|
Thanks R367 it looks delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||November 7, 2021 10:20 PM|
I had to get two staples in my head due to passing out drunk a couple days ago and splitting the back of my head on the corner of my dresser. Also a put a huge hole in my wall in the process, and I'm trying to fix it before my landlord sees it.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||November 7, 2021 10:42 PM|
I was checking out of my bathhouse Saturday night and there was a guy ahead of me waiting to be checked out and he checked ME out. He was definitely staring at me at times. It felt like being in a gay bar ca. 1995 for me. The good old days. I heard him speak to the guy in the booth. He has a Russian/Slavic accent. That made him more attractive for some reason. He reminds me of an Eastern European villain in an episode of Law And Order : Criminal Intent.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||November 8, 2021 12:35 AM|
Hope you are ok r369 😟
|by Anonymous||reply 371||November 8, 2021 2:19 AM|
London, FWIW one of the best, easy breads I have ever made was a beer bread. Simply flour, a can of beer, a tbsp of baking powder, 1/4 c sugar and a pinch of salt mixed and kneaded for 1 min and put into a greased loaf pan. Just google! So many easy breads without a bread maker!
|by Anonymous||reply 372||November 8, 2021 2:29 AM|
I culled frayed socks and underwear without buying new.
I have to wash jockey shorts for tomorrow. Once upon a time I had dozens of pairs. I didn't have a saggy ass back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||November 8, 2021 2:30 AM|
I am into making crackers now. Just seeds and nuts. Yes they are calorie dense but make lovely charcuterie accompany or also crumbled on salad. And freeze well.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||November 8, 2021 2:35 AM|
Those look good r374. I’ll give them a try this week.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||November 8, 2021 2:59 AM|
In my head I hear all of the posts in the underwhelmed threads in 90s NPR voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||November 8, 2021 3:02 AM|
R357 good for you. I've started trying to take a 20-30 minute walk during my lunch hour if the weather is cooperative, just to squeeze in a little exercise and get away from my desk and get some fresh air. I'm sure it's not doing much for my waistline but I've come to really look forward to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||November 8, 2021 4:08 AM|
I kept my cat up to 1:30 AM watching Curb Your Enthusiasm. I was laughing, but the Jew jokes went right over her head. [woosh!]
|by Anonymous||reply 378||November 8, 2021 5:30 AM|
Thank you R372 - I'll try it out. When I do, I'll post a photo here of the completed project. What could be more underwhelming?
|by Anonymous||reply 379||November 8, 2021 6:11 AM|
Eastern Standard Time will end my late afternoon, after work walks. I like to walk around 4:30 pm ET but it will now be dark at that time. I will try for a 30 minute walk at lunch time since I work from home 3 days a week but it won't have the same effect. I like to walk away the day's stresses.
On a better note, I have an Apple TV device that lets me add apps. I bought a TotalGym from WalMart in Dec 2020 but rarely use it. I just added that app so now I can stream the workout videos. I may finally get in shape! I have a doctor's appointment on Friday. Wonder if I can lose 10 lbs by 9:30 am on Friday!
|by Anonymous||reply 380||November 8, 2021 12:32 PM|
R380- Why can't you walk at night? If you're worried about your safety then buy a reflector vest so cars can see you at night.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||November 8, 2021 1:30 PM|
Re walking: I tried a plan where you go out and walk for 10 minutes during the day, doing it as many times as you can work it into your day. You make a route, usually it's about 4 or 5 blocks around, and you time it, so you get exactly 10 minutes. I would go out and do it, optimally, every 2 hours. It DOES jack up your metabolism, and will induce weight loss, so long as you watch your diet (cutting out alcohol, dessert, etc.). It seemed to make me a lot more alert during the day, too. It works.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||November 8, 2021 1:41 PM|
R382- It also boosts your immune system and lowers your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||November 8, 2021 1:43 PM|
I walk 5 miles or so 5 or 6 times a week at 5 a.m.
Come home ready for a shower and to start work.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||November 8, 2021 1:44 PM|
R380, there have been bear sightings around my condo complex. We are pretty much surrounded by woods on 3 sides. I wouldn't feel comfortable or safe walking once it got dark. But I do appreciate your suggestion.
R382, one lap around my complex loop is about 13 minutes. I could follow your suggestion but I don't see myself being able to get out every hour for 13 minutes at at time.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||November 8, 2021 1:48 PM|
Shit R369 be careful! I call that a Bill Holden. Especially when you get old you don't even have to drink that much to fall down, although Holden was a lush. I've linked a picture of Holden for the youngsters.
November 12, 1981 Image result for william holden death Death. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's autopsy report, Holden bled to death in his apartment in Santa Monica, California, on November 12, 1981, after lacerating his forehead from slipping on a rug while intoxicated and hitting a bedside table.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||November 8, 2021 1:52 PM|
Today I thought about moving to Portugal like I do every morning. It probably won't happen. Sounds overwhelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||November 8, 2021 2:08 PM|
R387- Why not Brazil instead?
|by Anonymous||reply 388||November 8, 2021 2:27 PM|
Oh yeah, Brazil sounds so much less whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||November 8, 2021 2:36 PM|
[quote]Today I thought about moving to Portugal like I do every morning. It probably won't happen. Sounds overwhelming.
At this point in my life, I would find moving to a different house on the same block overwhelming, let alone Portugal.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||November 8, 2021 5:32 PM|
For years I thought the latest robot vacuum really was better than the last one & wouldn’t get caught on scatter rugs and doormats & would buy one around Black Friday. I didn’t anymore. They’re all crap and they scare my cats up the cat tree where they remain for hours til I come downstairs and rescue the upside down robot vacuum.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||November 8, 2021 6:16 PM|
Here’s some fun trivia- Alison Arngrim’s mother was the voice for Sweet Polly Purebred on Underdog and the voice of Davey on Davey And Goliath.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||November 8, 2021 7:10 PM|
Of course, I heard Goliath's "Aw, Gee, Davey!" instead of Davey's voice when I read that.
Lunch today involved choosing a pancake flavor: carrot cake-pecan.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||November 8, 2021 7:27 PM|
R380 here. I went for a walk between conference calls. It wasn't bad. Pre-COVID I would go for a 30 or so minute walk at 3 PM as many days as the weather, and my schedule, would allow.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||November 8, 2021 8:28 PM|
For the person or people who are looking for Date Nut Bread, please see below. Paste the description into the Amazon search bar to find it. I can't post the link because its too long and comes in Spanish for some strange reason.
It's not as sticky and gooey as Thomas' Date Nut Bread but it has lots of walnuts. It was delicious with cream cheese and a cup of coffee. I hope you enjoy it if you buy it!
Visit the Beatrice Bakery Co. Classic Date Nut Bread, Full Date & Nut Flavor, Nut Crisp, Hydrated, Dense, Traditional Recipe on 16 Ounce Bread, Serves 8-10 - Certified Kosher
|by Anonymous||reply 395||November 8, 2021 8:34 PM|
I have arrived at the "separate eight large eggs" stage of cooking proficiency.
Most of my goto recipes require torturing eggs in a multi step process.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||November 9, 2021 1:26 AM|
Firefox just prompted me to download the latest version and then let me pick a new colour scheme. In the late 80s Paula Abdul shilled some high-top Reeboks that featured a particular shade of coral. I coveted those shoes, her coolness (I was a child, I didn't know any better) and still covet that particular shade of pink-orange. Guess what Firefox colour I picked?
I'm more pleased with this than I should be.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||November 9, 2021 6:31 AM|
[quote]For the person or people who are looking for Date Nut Bread
i must have missed that post
|by Anonymous||reply 398||November 9, 2021 8:43 AM|
R321, look what you did! You killed me!
|by Anonymous||reply 399||November 9, 2021 11:25 AM|
R398, I mentioned in the Autumn Thread around post 475 or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||November 9, 2021 3:24 PM|
Remember when we could design our own Datalounge? Good times. Now it’s Tifffany blue, white and emerald for you and you and you.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||November 9, 2021 3:34 PM|
I took my 2.1 mile walk in my suburban neighborhood this morning and some guy walking his dog and wearing a winter hat (even though it was about 52 degrees) he eyes stayed with me briefly as we walked by each other. Was this a QUEER moment? Maybe.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||November 9, 2021 4:41 PM|
My mom and I went to Trader Joe's, bought a wrap and a salad there along with groceries, and lunch after at her place. I made her covid booster appointment for next week as well.
Home now, am writing this after putting away all the snacks I shouldn't have gotten - at least their excellent crunchy Cheetos are low(er) fat!
|by Anonymous||reply 403||November 9, 2021 5:34 PM|
I made overnight steel cut oats in a crockpot and threw in a little maple syrup, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in the hopes that it would be seasonal. Left it on for 7 hours overnight on low. The house did not burn down and it didn't smell all that good in the morning - turns out it burnt a little around the edges. However, what remained was very tasty, if ugly. I made enough for the rest of the week.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||November 9, 2021 5:47 PM|
Mmmmm ugly food for the rest of the week!
|by Anonymous||reply 405||November 9, 2021 6:35 PM|
Bring the oats and the water to a boil, with a small amount of salt. Take it off the heat and let it cool for a couple of minutes, with the top on. Then wrap it up snuggly in a beach towel, completely. Go to bed. In the morning it will be perfectly cooked, all you have to do is heat it up a little bit. Re the toppings, you'll have to figure out whether to put them in at night or in the morning. This recipe results in perfectly cooked oats, no burning.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||November 9, 2021 6:42 PM|
R404, I eat steel-cut oats for breakfast. There's another way. I pre-soak them in water (refrigerator) in containers. In the morning, I microwave them. Helps to have a few raisins in there (won't boil over). The texture is really good and it's not so ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||November 9, 2021 6:44 PM|
R402 maybe winter hat man was wondering why you weren't wearing a winter hat, especially with your morning bedhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||November 9, 2021 6:45 PM|
I only use rolled oats or barley both I cook stovetop in advance for the week
|by Anonymous||reply 409||November 9, 2021 6:46 PM|
R408- I was wearing a cap. So that's something. I meant to say- HIS eyes not he eyes.
It's almost all straight families as far as I know so I wouldn't expect to be checked out by anyone, although one morning I was taking my walk and two gay seeming guys were walking and talking. Maybe these two affluent queens decided they wanted to live the suburban lifestyle or maybe one of them had parents who lived in my town and they were staying there. Who knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||November 9, 2021 6:57 PM|
Thank you all for the recs for making my steel cut oats prettier and tastier. It made me smile today.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||November 9, 2021 7:30 PM|
I don't like steel cut things.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||November 9, 2021 7:43 PM|
R407, thanks for sharing that recipe. I've never made SCO because of the cooking time. My Mom used to make the old Quaker Oats for us in the winter and I always loved them. The instant oatmeal is just . . . blecch!
|by Anonymous||reply 413||November 9, 2021 7:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 414||November 9, 2021 8:30 PM|
Are you naked?
Let me check. Hold on…. Um, I’m naked from the waist down but I’m also wearing a Strawberry Shortcake sweatshirt. Does this count?
|by Anonymous||reply 415||November 9, 2021 8:56 PM|
Alton Brown’s recipe for steel-cut oats is my go-to. I use regular or almond milk instead of buttermilk and toast the oats in olive oil instead of butter.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||November 9, 2021 9:17 PM|
R413, I hope you try microwaving SCOs. It's a game-changer for me. Less mess, better texture, etc.
You might have to play around a little with the water to oats proportion. Also, you might try going less than full-blast (power) in your microwave. The effort is definitely worth it, IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||November 9, 2021 9:26 PM|
I'm house hunting. Saw an underwhelming house that looked so much better in the photos. I hate house hunting. I hate estate agents. I introduced myself to the owner of the house "Hi, I'm...." because I'm American and forgot the English don't do that and the agent smirked.
I once shook hands with an estate agent after he'd shown me a place and my British father was like "Why the fuck did you do that?"
It's odd all my Americanisms are coming back for some reason...I addressed a woman (store clerk?) in a supermarket as Ma'am yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||November 9, 2021 9:38 PM|
[quote] I addressed a woman (store clerk?) in a supermarket as Ma'am yesterday.
Oh no you DIDN’T!
|by Anonymous||reply 419||November 9, 2021 10:31 PM|
If you think about it saying "ma'am" and "sir" to supermarket workers and shaking hands with people like real estate agents when they've shown you a house, it's respectful and the British aren't respectful of such people. In France as well it's all "madame" and "monsieur" all the time.
In France you enter a train carriage and greet everyone. In England they'd think you were nuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||November 9, 2021 11:01 PM|
R420- I don't find the French polite. I've always found them to be RUDE.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||November 9, 2021 11:09 PM|
Maybe I mean formal in reference to the French.
Anyway, sorry for the underwhelming interlude - let's get back to steel-cut oats
|by Anonymous||reply 422||November 9, 2021 11:25 PM|
I've had to take a leak for ten minutes. But I haven't gotten up to go to the bathroom because I'm having too good a time posting at datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||November 9, 2021 11:56 PM|
House hunting in London? You must be part of the .1%!
|by Anonymous||reply 424||November 10, 2021 12:03 AM|
[quote] [R420]- I don't find the French polite. I've always found them to be RUDE.
Supposedly, French people are rude when you don't greet them (a simple "bonjour") before launching into telling them what you need. Even at a bakery. You say, "Bonjour, may I have a _____."
Kind of nice, actually, to take a second to acknowledge a fellow human being with a hello first before telling them what you need.
I always thought that French people were rude, too. However, if and when I ever make it back to France, I will try saying bonjour first.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||November 10, 2021 12:13 AM|
[quote]However, if and when I ever make it back to France, I will try saying bonjour first.
Bonjour madame or monsieur and merci, madame et monsieur.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||November 10, 2021 12:16 AM|
Every country has its share of bad apples in the barrel, but I've found with French people if you are nice to them they're nice to you. The attitude they're supposed to spray like snake or skunk venom I've found more common in Spain.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||November 10, 2021 12:17 AM|
R418 Why are estate agents so hated in the UK if I might ask? I'm assuming they have a similar role as the real estate agent here in the U.S. but who are not generally despised, although their commissions can seem inflated for what they actually do.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||November 10, 2021 12:18 AM|
R427 I've heard that about Spain! Are they homophobes? My friend who is widely traveled said they were the rudest in Madrid. (He's super hot and was with his boyfriend but not demonstrative in public.)
|by Anonymous||reply 429||November 10, 2021 12:22 AM|
[quote]Why are estate agents so hated in the UK if I might ask? I'm assuming they have a similar role as the real estate agent here in the U.S. but who are not generally despised
& in the USA they get a much larger commission
But I can't answer your question, sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||November 10, 2021 12:22 AM|
The French expect you to speak French with a French accent or they laugh at you - we don't expect them to speak English with an English or American accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||November 10, 2021 12:24 AM|
R431- They also expect you to think that French cuisine is superior to ALL other cuisines which I DON'T.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||November 10, 2021 12:32 AM|
R429: I wouldn't say homophobic, just not fond of foreigners.
I don't know as the French are as picky about accent, as amazed that an English speaker would do a half-decent job making a sincere effort.
Getting back to the theme of the thread, I'm underwhelmed by the pâté I bought a few days ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||November 10, 2021 12:37 AM|
R433, once upon a drunk time, my standby meal was goose liver paste with peppercorn aspic on Melba toast.
Now, everything is pork liver and weak peppercorn. I wouldn't share booze with the people who made or consumed that crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||November 10, 2021 12:54 AM|
I FINALLY took my leak. I feel a lot better.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||November 10, 2021 12:56 AM|
It's almost 2AM here - I'm drinking my eleventh pot of tea - if tea is bad for you I don't have much longer.
|by Anonymous||reply 436||November 10, 2021 12:59 AM|
R436- Not if it's herbal tea.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||November 10, 2021 1:23 AM|
It's most definitely not herbal tea - it's PG tips.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||November 10, 2021 1:30 AM|
R438- This is the tea I'm drinking before breakfast tomorrow morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||November 10, 2021 2:00 AM|
[quote] I don't know as the French are as picky about accent, as amazed that an English speaker would do a half-decent job making a sincere effort.
Yeah, that's what I've heard. The French appreciate the effort, regardless of accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||November 10, 2021 2:18 AM|
Wheat noodles - that's what I get for shopping on a full stomach.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||November 10, 2021 3:04 AM|
I bought some new pillows and they're too firm.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||November 10, 2021 3:13 AM|
They appreciate the “effort” but in my case immediately steer the conversation into English.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||November 10, 2021 4:09 AM|
I find the ikea Christmas stuff expensive. So it's back to dollar tree for me or a second hand shop.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||November 10, 2021 4:23 AM|
I have six bath sheets now from IKEA. I used to have one that I used to use one week or more without washing. I decided to change my habit after watching our King of elleganza Nicolas Fairford. I also tried to buy luxury things second hand like baccarat wine glasses, V&B Place settings and waterford collectibles. Since I'm on a budget it's hard though
|by Anonymous||reply 445||November 10, 2021 6:32 AM|
[quote]I bought some new pillows and they're too firm.
How annoying! Personally I cant abide big expensive fluffy pillows that surround your head when you lie on them so you can't breath. Like overly-expensive sheets, with high thread count, but equally cant abide 100% cotton that feels like scratchy polyester. I bought some cheap 100% cotton sheets from amazon recently and they're perfect! I don't usually have this sort of luck. I was overwhelmed, actually.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||November 10, 2021 8:15 AM|
I didn't know herbal tea had caffeine r439 - is it very sweet?
|by Anonymous||reply 447||November 10, 2021 8:20 AM|
R447- Herbal tea does not generally have caffeine. I have ginger tea several times a week.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||November 10, 2021 9:48 AM|
My cat drools all over my hand when I'm scratching him under his chin.
I can't decide if I should buy eggnog this year.
My new 0-Cedar floor mop fell apart after 2 uses even though their slogan is "O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier".
|by Anonymous||reply 449||November 10, 2021 2:37 PM|
I need a break. I’m going to vacuum my whole home right now, on work time.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||November 10, 2021 2:46 PM|
My poor cat. First the end of daylight savings messed up her schedule, now her favorite food is caught up in supply chain hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 451||November 10, 2021 7:27 PM|
Don't worry r451, she'll just pee on your bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||November 10, 2021 7:48 PM|
Is this what you call synchronicity? On our afternoon walk today, my friend pointed to some greenery and said, ‘Look — cactus.’ I thought he said ‘cat piss,’ and I was nearly whelmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||November 10, 2021 10:35 PM|
Spent time earlier figuring out sizes for some of my photos from trips to make decent framed prints.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||November 10, 2021 11:07 PM|
R451, hang in there. Cos's favorite, Fancy Feast Savory Centers (the variety AND individual cans) were hard for me to find for a while.
I was paying $13.99 for the 12-can variety pack. When I couldn't find it in any pet store, either in person or online, I had to resort to Amazon. I was paying $25+ for the same thing! Luckily, I'm now able to find the variety pack again and, when I do, I buy 2. I recently checked Amazon and someone was selling it for $30+.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||November 11, 2021 2:27 PM|
Thank goodness you guys know the struggle. Every time I talk about this on social media some schmuck has to barrel in and start a quite whelming discussion about the supply chain and how it's a can shortage, not a cat food shortage, like my cat gives a shit, or worse, suggesting that I start making my own cat food.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||November 12, 2021 12:28 AM|
Life Alert is the thing that will keep me out of assisted living.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||November 12, 2021 12:43 AM|
Life alert here. Are you ok?
No. I’m on the floor naked!
I’m sending help right away!
Ok but hurry I need to cum before Wheel of Fortune starts!
|by Anonymous||reply 458||November 12, 2021 12:54 AM|
HELP!! I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GET IT UP!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 459||November 12, 2021 12:57 AM|
How about growing a small network of acquaintances to check on one another?
I've witnessed people fired from personal alert services because they pressed the button to socialize or vent.
|by Anonymous||reply 460||November 12, 2021 2:20 AM|
My MIL’s health aide called and said MIL says her heart hurts. Husband said “My sister is 2 miles away. I’m 125 miles away. Why are you calling me? Call her & tell her to come over.” Aide says “I called her. She said to call you.”
In years past I would be whelmed. Not anymore. It’s so typical that it’s underwhelming. In fact, it’s kind of funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||November 12, 2021 2:38 AM|
For my lunch on Saturday I shall have two cans of Dorade Gilthead Bream- YUM.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||November 12, 2021 3:49 AM|
[quote]Dorade Gilthead Bream
I would probably be envious if I knew what this was.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||November 12, 2021 5:09 AM|
I wondered what that was too. Bream is a fish. Is R462 drinking fish soda?
|by Anonymous||reply 464||November 12, 2021 6:27 AM|
I thought it was contestant on Ru Paul's Drag Race.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||November 12, 2021 7:42 AM|
It comes in a can like sardines. Yum.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||November 12, 2021 9:09 AM|
Don't say yum R466, some mean bastard will jump your shit as if you killed their dog. If you really want to invite hostility say delish or veggies.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||November 12, 2021 9:54 AM|
The photos from foreign trips that I had blown up to poster size for a wall art worked out fairly well*, even if one of them did come out perhaps a bit grainy. I ordered a few more at Walgreens that will be ready later today. I'm thinking of just going to a picture framing shop and having them doing it, rather than trying to get it done more cheaply myself.
* a chapel on Guernsey made from broken crockery into an outer mosaic pattern, and a view of a Bavarian pilgrimage site up a hill, which required penitents to ascend on their knees (for absolution).
|by Anonymous||reply 468||November 12, 2021 12:21 PM|
[quote]It comes in a can like sardines. Yum.
One so rarely sees "sardines" and "yum" in consecutive sentences.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||November 12, 2021 5:04 PM|
[quote]If you really want to invite hostility say delish or veggies.
And if you want there to be universal consensus that you should be killed instantly, spell it "veges" instead of "veggies."
|by Anonymous||reply 470||November 12, 2021 6:49 PM|
Every year around this time my grocery delivery service always has these soft ginger-molasses cookies for sale. This week, I spied them in the line-up and put them in my cart. The grocery order is due to be delivered in 2-3 hours but I have just received an e-mail that begins: "unfortunately, we are unable to deliver all your items..." and it's the cookies they can't deliver NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo I've been thinking of them all day!
|by Anonymous||reply 471||November 12, 2021 6:53 PM|
R470- The BRITS are worse. They say- eat your fruit and VEG.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||November 12, 2021 6:54 PM|
I bought a sled today and walked to the store. What a workout pulling my groceries home 10 blocks in deep snow! I also have a pair of YakTrax that came in handy.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||November 12, 2021 9:00 PM|
Wow, R473, sounds like a task. Maybe a good workout for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||November 12, 2021 9:18 PM|
It was a great workout, R474. There's a ton of snow, but it was mild. Quite a beautiful day for a walk.
|by Anonymous||reply 475||November 12, 2021 9:21 PM|
where in the world is there snow?
|by Anonymous||reply 476||November 12, 2021 9:21 PM|
77F at 7PM here - I wore a long sleeve shirt to lunch and was pretty hot by the time I got home.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||November 12, 2021 10:10 PM|
All three of my expensive wireless carbon monoxide detectors died at once. They must have been programmed to self-destruct after a certain time in use. They were part of my monitored home security network. So, do I replace them ($80 a pop) or just install non-networked detectors ($20 a pop)?
|by Anonymous||reply 478||November 12, 2021 10:28 PM|
Well, you could always just learn to live on carbon monoxide r478.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||November 12, 2021 10:38 PM|
I lived on nitrous oxide for a while. Good times.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||November 12, 2021 10:39 PM|
I’d just leave ‘em be, r478. There are far worse, and cheaper ways to go…
|by Anonymous||reply 481||November 12, 2021 10:40 PM|
“Leave ‘em be” is only an option for those who don’t mind all three beeping every 45 seconds.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||November 12, 2021 10:42 PM|
Rip ‘em out of the ceiling.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||November 13, 2021 1:02 AM|
Jump up and down upon them until they be broke!
|by Anonymous||reply 484||November 13, 2021 2:48 AM|
My breakfast for Saturday is fairly skimpy considering the fact that I shall be taking a 3.6 mile walk in the morning.
Breakfast tomorrow is Puffed Kamut in Oat milk.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||November 13, 2021 3:06 AM|
Dinner tonight at an outdoor cafe. The cafe is at the corner of an intersection. Halfway through the meal, along comes a fellow in a dune buggy, who stops at a red light. It seems the dune buggy has the kind of engine that has to be revved up every second — VROOM VROOM, VROOM VROOM!
We endure this for a full minute before my friend says, ‘Why doesn’t he go find a dune somewhere?’
|by Anonymous||reply 486||November 13, 2021 3:27 AM|
R478 you must have a giant house to have 3 CO detectors! I have one plugged into a wall outlet in the hallway by the bedrooms.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||November 13, 2021 4:31 AM|
R468 your pictures sound lovely! I have had good luck and deals taking stuff to Michael's for framing.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||November 13, 2021 4:33 AM|
Not a giant house, but three stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||November 13, 2021 4:50 AM|
[quote]I lived on nitrous oxide for a while.
Did it help you lose weight?
|by Anonymous||reply 490||November 13, 2021 8:09 AM|
I'm thinking of washing my windows.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||November 13, 2021 1:21 PM|
my windows need painting VERY badly - washing them might make the rot look worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||November 13, 2021 1:44 PM|
I'm going to drive 1.8 miles to buy several pies, most of which I will be giving to people. Two I will keep for myself ( an apple pie and a peach/blueberry crumb pie) which I will cut up and wrap each in aluminum foil and put and the freezer and save for a rainy or snowy day.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||November 13, 2021 1:49 PM|
Thank you, R488! There's a Michael's near me that I didn't know about as it's a bit hidden behind a strip mall. Was going to go to a fancier $hop!
|by Anonymous||reply 494||November 13, 2021 1:56 PM|
R491 Maybe wait until spring?
|by Anonymous||reply 495||November 13, 2021 2:08 PM|
I had a picture framed at Michael's and it cost $300! Apparently if you go on a Sunday it's half-price (or something). I didn't know at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||November 13, 2021 4:00 PM|
R496 There are coupons on the app if you download it.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||November 13, 2021 4:14 PM|
I managed to hit a 70% off framing deal @ Michaels and you can see what the frame and matting looks like on computer with your scanned picture before you select! Very helpful.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||November 13, 2021 4:59 PM|
[quote]Two I will keep for myself ( an apple pie and a peach/blueberry crumb pie) which I will cut up and wrap each in aluminum foil and put and the freezer and save for a rainy or snowy day.
I tried that once but it wasn't very long before I declared a "weather emergency."
|by Anonymous||reply 499||November 13, 2021 5:36 PM|
I bought some flushable wipes on sale, but now I wonder if they're actually okay to flush.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||November 13, 2021 5:56 PM|
You're right to wonder, R500. Sometimes they flush, sometimes they don't. Depends on your terlet, I guess. Sorry if this whelms you.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||November 13, 2021 6:30 PM|
R501= E. Bunker
|by Anonymous||reply 502||November 13, 2021 6:35 PM|
It does whelm me, R501. I know they flush, but do they cause plumbing problems?
|by Anonymous||reply 503||November 13, 2021 6:49 PM|
That's what I was trying to get at, R503. I know someone who had a major toilet backup and overflow from using flushable wipes.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||November 13, 2021 7:25 PM|
Yeah, don't put those wipes down the toilet.
|by Anonymous||reply 505||November 13, 2021 7:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 506||November 13, 2021 7:29 PM|
I still have dirty brown leaves from last year on the floor of my garage, on the side with the recycle bins .
|by Anonymous||reply 507||November 13, 2021 8:08 PM|
R507- You think you have it bad. I have a MAJOR accumulation of pine needles and those things that fall from maple trees in the grooves of the area that's exposed when I open the trunk of my 2017 Toyota Camry LE.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||November 13, 2021 8:24 PM|
I bought a shop vac so I can do something if my basement ever floods and I used it to vacuum up all the leaves and spider webs in my garage. Quite satisfying.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||November 13, 2021 8:26 PM|
I may try baking an apple pie later today. I've never baked one before but I bought premade pie crust so it doesn't seem too whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 510||November 13, 2021 8:29 PM|
You bought premade pie crust so it doesn't seem it will be too tasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||November 13, 2021 8:51 PM|
Frozen pie crust isn't bad depending on the brand. I use them for meat pies sometimes too.
|by Anonymous||reply 512||November 13, 2021 9:12 PM|
I haven’t bothered with pie crusts in years, but there used to be a frozen brand that you unrolled and cut to your needs. I can’t remember the brand.
The pre-baked type, not my idea of good food, but for trial & error purposes I can see it. I guess you’re perfecting your filling then, r510?
|by Anonymous||reply 513||November 13, 2021 9:24 PM|
I've had chronic pelvic pain since last September. The pain travels around my pelvic area, flaring up every few minutes. My doctor has downplayed it, but it's seriously diminished my quality of life. I don't have a diagnosis, but according to Dr Google it sounds a lot like pudendal neuralgia.
On Monday, I realised I'd gone hours without any pain. The next morning, I still felt fine. It's Saturday now and the pain is still gone. I'm praying that I've finally healed. Waking up comfortable after fourteen months of near-constant pain is nothing short of heavenly.
|by Anonymous||reply 514||November 13, 2021 10:15 PM|
R510 if by "perfect" you mean "I've never made one before, haven't baked any kind of pie in years, and am using what looks like a straightforward recipe, then yes, I'm perfecting my filling! Using a frozen pie crust, for the record.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||November 13, 2021 11:30 PM|
R510- Maybe you should try Melissa Clark's latest recipe. Even the NYT can't FUCK UP an apple pie recipe.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||November 13, 2021 11:53 PM|
Try making a "pate brisee" crust, which is a pressed (not rolled) crust. Even I can make it. Tastes like a shortbread cookie, so how can that be bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||November 14, 2021 12:04 AM|
I had an apple pie made with phyllo dough and it was delicious. Nice visually too.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||November 14, 2021 12:26 AM|
I had a Snickers bar and it didn't require any preparation at all!
|by Anonymous||reply 519||November 14, 2021 12:29 AM|
ILY R519. That made me laugh a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 520||November 14, 2021 12:45 AM|
I'm happy to hear from you, R163. I was wondering about the crossing guard. Thanks for the update.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||November 14, 2021 1:27 AM|
Watching The French Connection and wondering if Gene Hackman ever watches it.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||November 14, 2021 1:28 AM|
Try an apple galette. Just roll out your pastry in a rough circle (or square), lay out your apple filling on top of the pastry, fold the pastry edges over, et voila! A rustic apple pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||November 14, 2021 3:45 AM|
That galette apple pie may indeed be easy to make, but that is one ugly-looking dessert, at least in the photo. There's not much eye appeal to a dessert that looks like a bologna pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 524||November 14, 2021 4:00 AM|
R524-I agree. Apple pies are some much more beautiful looking and appetizing looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 525||November 14, 2021 4:39 AM|
I just got back from a bathhouse. It was 48 miles round trip. I didn't have any sex there. Oh well.
|by Anonymous||reply 526||November 14, 2021 4:40 AM|
[quote] I didn't have any sex there. Oh well.
Did they serve home-made apple pie?
|by Anonymous||reply 527||November 14, 2021 8:20 AM|
R527- I read that years ago there were bathhouses that actually served food on certain night. But that was in the OLDEN days.
|by Anonymous||reply 528||November 14, 2021 12:54 PM|
[quote]I read that years ago there were bathhouses that actually served food on certain night. But that was in the OLDEN days.
I find the idea of this vaguely unsanitary and therefore whelming.
|by Anonymous||reply 529||November 14, 2021 5:06 PM|
I walk for an hour on Sunday mornings with an old high school friend.
This morning for the first time she texted she would be 15 minutes late.
|by Anonymous||reply 530||November 14, 2021 7:10 PM|
[quote]R510 I may try baking an apple pie later today. I've never baked one before but I bought premade pie crust so it doesn't seem too whelming.
This is your way out, but cut the sugar in half:
|by Anonymous||reply 531||November 14, 2021 7:13 PM|
R531- I make a FABULOUS Apple Crisp from a recipe in an old East Hampton Cookbook of my mother's. I suspect it's better than anything Betty Crocker has on offer.
|by Anonymous||reply 532||November 14, 2021 7:16 PM|
SHARE IT, bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 533||November 14, 2021 7:19 PM|
I didn’t want to whelm anyone with details, but I also toss the apple slices in some lemon and a little brown sugar. And put in some raisins.
|by Anonymous||reply 534||November 14, 2021 7:22 PM|
r530: You must immediately vacate this thread for the use of such triggering language!
|by Anonymous||reply 535||November 14, 2021 7:48 PM|
Betty Crocker looks rather Aryan in that portrait.
|by Anonymous||reply 536||November 14, 2021 7:51 PM|
Do NOT fuck with her, or QUESTION her recipes.
|by Anonymous||reply 537||November 14, 2021 7:55 PM|
I don’t remember Betty ever looking like that. Did she get an office job?
|by Anonymous||reply 538||November 14, 2021 11:21 PM|
Betty’s had many makeovers throughout the years. I think that was her “Corporate America” phase.
|by Anonymous||reply 539||November 14, 2021 11:44 PM|
Today at lunch, the server brought iced tea instead of the iced coffee I'd ordered. The rest of the day went downhill from there.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||November 14, 2021 11:47 PM|
OMG. That sounds devastating, and debilitating.
I am praying for you!
|by Anonymous||reply 541||November 15, 2021 12:08 AM|
I had pizza for dinner and it was meh. I'm kind of disappointed especially since I was looking forward to it all day.
|by Anonymous||reply 542||November 15, 2021 12:10 AM|
Eating plain yogurt. At least it won’t surprise me.
|by Anonymous||reply 543||November 15, 2021 12:17 AM|
R543- I can outdo you. I just finished eating a big amount of Plain NON fat Greek Yogurt.
|by Anonymous||reply 544||November 15, 2021 12:26 AM|
In 1999 two things got me high- A CLEAR cruise from a HOT guy and a pint of Ben And Jerry's.
Now I just have to settle for the Ben And Jerry's.
|by Anonymous||reply 545||November 15, 2021 2:04 AM|
I feel that I didn't really take advantage of pumpkin spice season this year, and now it's too late.
|by Anonymous||reply 546||November 15, 2021 6:17 AM|
Thanks for sharing about the shop vac, R509. I bought one years ago and want to vacuum the leaves and cobwebs from my garage. I wasn't sure if I could use it for that. I'm on vacation the week after Thanksgiving so I plan to tackle that project while I'm off.
My Cuisinart air fryer toaster oven died over the weekend. The knob that allows you to select what you want to do got stuck somehow. I, of course, tried to force it and it broke. I can use the oven and air fryer but it won't toast. I went to WalMart yesterday and bought a Black and Decker one for just under $40. Can I just throw the broken one in the garbage or should I take it to my recycling center like old computers?
|by Anonymous||reply 547||November 15, 2021 12:43 PM|
I took my mom's cat to the vet, yay kitty doesn't have cancer after all. My 92 year old mom is so happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 548||November 15, 2021 1:58 PM|
That's great news, R548! So happy kitty is OK.
|by Anonymous||reply 549||November 15, 2021 2:05 PM|
You recycle it as electronics, I believe, Cosmo.
I bought a snazzy-looking baby blue toaster oven when I moved into my place earlier this year. It does a great job broiling and toasting, but as an oven takes an eternity to reheat stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 550||November 15, 2021 2:15 PM|
I bought 1200 led lights for my 8 feet xmas tree, i fear it;s not enough though.
feel guilty after eating three packets of cookies each carrying 4 pieces, they were delicious though.
was looking everywhere in town for a plate stand, couldn't find one anywhere.
bought some Kusmi earl gray tea, it took me to taste black tea at a neighbors house to really appreciate how aromatic and tasty it really is. was disappointed at first at €14 per 100 grams it better taste like a peace of heaven.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||November 15, 2021 6:18 PM|
I bought a large package of genmacha (green tea cut with rice) tea bags recently, along with a new thermos.
|by Anonymous||reply 552||November 15, 2021 7:03 PM|
Tea bags? [sniff]
|by Anonymous||reply 553||November 15, 2021 8:53 PM|
I did use loose genmacha previously, but circumstances make teabags necessary at present.
|by Anonymous||reply 554||November 15, 2021 9:09 PM|
Please do NOT share the whelming circumstances r554!
|by Anonymous||reply 555||November 15, 2021 9:23 PM|
My suitcase did not magically unpack itself and do laundry overnight.
|by Anonymous||reply 556||November 16, 2021 6:51 PM|
Time for a new suitcase.
|by Anonymous||reply 557||November 16, 2021 6:53 PM|
My next work task is to make an underwhelming gantt chart.
|by Anonymous||reply 558||November 16, 2021 7:04 PM|
I finally dropped off my Bread Maker at an Amazon pick-up place. Then I went into Tesco. I bought some apples and 2, 2 litres of milk. Then I went to McDonald's. I had to return the burger because it was cold. They're always cold for some reason. Suddenly Christmas trees and decorations are everywhere, but thankfully not the Christmas music. In America this used to drive me nuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 559||November 16, 2021 7:53 PM|
2,2 - Do you mean 2.2 litres ?
|by Anonymous||reply 560||November 16, 2021 8:09 PM|
I don't know, R560.
|by Anonymous||reply 561||November 16, 2021 8:10 PM|
No, 2X2 pints, I think.
Sorry, I'm not thinking str8.
|by Anonymous||reply 562||November 16, 2021 8:11 PM|
^Thanks for clarifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 563||November 16, 2021 8:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 564||November 16, 2021 8:22 PM|
When I made my beauty parlor appointment a month ago for today, I was curious about the guy slotted after me: Skinny Dick.
He's skinny, presumably named Dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 565||November 16, 2021 8:55 PM|
I had my Moderna booster shot a couple of hours ago. I'm not feeling any effects yet, but I still require a lie-down.
|by Anonymous||reply 566||November 16, 2021 8:56 PM|
[quoe] I'm not feeling any effects yet, but I still require a lie-down.—Anonymous
this I can relate to - I'm always lying down getting over something.
|by Anonymous||reply 567||November 16, 2021 8:59 PM|
I'm also due for a booster, but people are saying the after effects can be quite severe, so I'm finding it whelming to select a few days where I can take it easy after.
|by Anonymous||reply 568||November 16, 2021 9:50 PM|
70 degrees today in Kansas City. I worked in the garden for several hours. It was very satisfying.
|by Anonymous||reply 569||November 16, 2021 10:10 PM|
I drove behind a car today with a bumper sticker I HAVE PTSD. I immediately slowed down and kept my distance.
|by Anonymous||reply 570||November 16, 2021 10:15 PM|
Nice, R569. I've continued my afternoon lunch break walks as well. It's very relaxing.
|by Anonymous||reply 571||November 16, 2021 10:16 PM|
R570- I remember the bumper sticker in the 1980's that said - My Other Car Is A Rolls Royce
My brother had a bumper sticker attached to his old clunker that said- My Other Car Is A Piece Of Shit Too
|by Anonymous||reply 572||November 16, 2021 10:46 PM|
I had Taco Bell for lunch. It was delicious and I'm not ashamed.
|by Anonymous||reply 573||November 17, 2021 7:23 AM|
I have to go to a client meeting in Staten Island today. Not happy about it but I should miss both sets of rush hour traffic.
Ugh! I think I have a cavity. I called my dentist's office yesterday and the earliest they could give me was next Wednesday @ 12:45 pm unless they receive a cancellation. I'm hoping they don't call me today because there's no way I will be able to do that. Until then, it's soft foods and broths.
|by Anonymous||reply 574||November 17, 2021 12:20 PM|
[quote]I called my dentist's office yesterday and the earliest they could give me was next Wednesday @ 12:45 pm
Have you thought of finding another dentist, even if it's just for this procedure?
|by Anonymous||reply 575||November 17, 2021 12:51 PM|
Was at CVS earlier today. Long lines and only 2 cashiers (no self-checkouts, either). At some point, the manager tried to pull one cashier from the register. Cashier said no, the line is very long.
Confirmed my preference for Walgreens. The line in that store is never crazy long like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 576||November 17, 2021 9:05 PM|
[quote]I'm also due for a booster, but people are saying the after effects can be quite severe, so I'm finding it whelming to select a few days where I can take it easy after.
R566 here. I still feel no effects, more than 30 hours after getting my Moderna booster shot yesterday. Not even a sore arm. But I felt nothing after the first two shots, either, so I'm not surprised. I'm the Diana Morales of Covid vaccinations.
|by Anonymous||reply 577||November 18, 2021 12:42 AM|
I just got my COVID booster shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 578||November 18, 2021 12:51 AM|
There was another bumper sticker in the 1980's that said- MADD ( Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
In response to that declaration there was a bumper sticker that said - DAMM ( Drunks Against Mad Mothers)
|by Anonymous||reply 579||November 18, 2021 1:41 AM|
That is very upsetting.
|by Anonymous||reply 580||November 18, 2021 1:44 AM|
To R579, I had 2 "DAMM" T-shirts at Northwestern in the 1980's. We were the last generation who could drink& drive(not get in trouble) Great times!!
|by Anonymous||reply 581||November 18, 2021 5:21 AM|
I saw a cute girl driving an old beater pickup with a bumper sticker that said "If you're gonna ride my ass at least pull my hair". I'll bet her friends love her, she must be so much fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 582||November 18, 2021 6:06 AM|
I never felt the need for a bumper sticker or vanity plate, or even a t-shirt with my name on it. I have a common name so even these days when everyone is up your ass I am still pretty anonymous.
|by Anonymous||reply 583||November 18, 2021 7:30 AM|
I feel the same way - no need to waste money on a vanity plate, and bumper stickers can ruin your car's paint job.
|by Anonymous||reply 584||November 18, 2021 10:03 AM|
While I don't miss the hazards of driving in ice and snow up north, I think I'll stick closer to home today to avoid the predicted thunderstorms, usually accompanied by squalls.
As I'm a champion procrastinator, plenty of stuff I can get done without going out.
|by Anonymous||reply 585||November 18, 2021 12:45 PM|
R575, I did think about calling another dentist but it's not THAT urgent that I see someone sooner. This dentist is pretty fantastic and a huge improvement over my previous dental practice. He's saving a tooth the previous dentist told me to have pulled. I can stand to lose a few pounds anyway so a soft food diet for a week won't kill me.
|by Anonymous||reply 586||November 18, 2021 1:36 PM|
Good luck R586! I hope the procedure is not too whelming. May I suggest listening to a relaxing playlist or podcast over noise canceling headphones while they do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 587||November 18, 2021 6:20 PM|
I had a blood draw the other day. The technician wasn't super friendly, but she really stared at my arm, found the vein (not easy to see on my arm), tapped at it a bit. Needle didn't hurt at all. I really appreciated it and I told her thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 588||November 18, 2021 6:23 PM|
Thank you, R587! I'm way ahead of you. I do listen to a podcast while in the chair. It's usually stupid stuff but maybe I'll listen to the TCM podcast.
|by Anonymous||reply 589||November 18, 2021 7:13 PM|
Pity there isn't a Datalounge podcast.
|by Anonymous||reply 590||November 18, 2021 7:37 PM|
Phlebotomists don't get enough shout out. You are a good vein r588!
|by Anonymous||reply 591||November 18, 2021 8:55 PM|
My Belgian holiday cookies have been violated (by me). No hope they will last til xmas. I lied to myself when I bought them.
|by Anonymous||reply 592||November 18, 2021 8:57 PM|
I walked by a junkyard today, and the guard dog did not seem mean at all. He lay on his side in the hot sun, one eye cocked open, enjoying a little snooze.
I didn’t get close, mind you.
|by Anonymous||reply 593||November 19, 2021 2:35 AM|
I'm erect. Why aren't you?
|by Anonymous||reply 594||November 19, 2021 2:52 AM|
That's whelming by definition.
|by Anonymous||reply 595||November 19, 2021 9:13 AM|
If you are whelmed by an erection, you do NOT belong on the Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 596||November 19, 2021 10:27 AM|
I'm underwhelmed that no one has started a new thread yet!
|by Anonymous||reply 597||November 19, 2021 12:07 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 598||November 19, 2021 2:52 PM|
Thanks, R598. Sometimes a new thread is started in the early 500s. I like to read these threads.
Update on my dental issue, there was a cancellation today at 3 pm so I'm going then. WooHoo!
|by Anonymous||reply 599||November 19, 2021 3:32 PM|
Congrats on your new Dentist appointment at 3pm...Is your Dentist HOTT? Phillywhore needs to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 600||November 19, 2021 3:37 PM|