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I want to be underwhelmed—Holiday edition

The crisp autumn air is filled with the growls of gasoline engines and I need soothing

by Anonymousreply 367December 3, 2021 1:35 PM

Where were we?

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by Anonymousreply 1November 19, 2021 3:52 PM

To reply to the last thread on the previous post, no. My dentist is not hot. He's probably in his late 60s/early 70s and, poor man, an avid NY Jets fan. But he knows his stuff as far as dentistry is concerned.

by Anonymousreply 2November 19, 2021 5:17 PM

I got an uber code for €20 free food. Even though I already ate I still ordered Chinese

I am a cheap and fat whole

by Anonymousreply 3November 19, 2021 5:27 PM

Whelming, but funny, today I returned some photos at Walgreens that devolved into a "Who's on first?" skit until we finally resolved the situation.

by Anonymousreply 4November 19, 2021 7:54 PM

My computer screen has been FILTHY for years. Last night I looked up how to clean it. 70% Rubbing alcohol on a microfiber rub on computer screen. The instructions say to disconnect the computer screen. I could not do that because I would not be able to tell if I had cleaned it properly so I left it turned on. The end result has been my computer screen almost looks new. There are still remnants of my meals on the screen but it's still a dramatic improvement from before. I'm quite pleased with the results.

by Anonymousreply 5November 19, 2021 7:56 PM

Returning photos at Walgreens, R4? Are you posting from the 20th century?

by Anonymousreply 6November 19, 2021 8:00 PM

I am off to knee chiro. He is doing active release on my rt. goose foot (pes anserine). I love having goose feet on my knees!

by Anonymousreply 7November 19, 2021 8:01 PM

I hope the holiday treats I got for my dog don't give her diarrhea.

by Anonymousreply 8November 19, 2021 8:20 PM

I am underwhelmingly disgusted by your bland acceptance of your own filth r5.

by Anonymousreply 9November 19, 2021 8:36 PM

I had trouble with the ATM today at the bank. The machine would accept my card and pin, but wouldn’t complete a transaction. I went inside the bank to see what the problem was…

It was me. I wasn’t using my ATM card, I was using my credit card. The teller could tell I was embarrassed, but she was very kind.

by Anonymousreply 10November 19, 2021 8:58 PM

My junky little car passed emissions inspection today, and getting there and back was a nice drive through changing leaves with Adele on the stereo.

by Anonymousreply 11November 19, 2021 9:04 PM

LOL, R10. I can relate somewhat.

In the 2000s I was traveling a lot for work and was in Kennesaw, GA. I'm from NJ, by the way. I pulled into the gas station and sat at the pump, waiting for one of the attendants to fill my tank. I must have sat there 3 or so minutes, wondering why they were just standing around. I then noticed everyone else pumping their own gas. Glad I noticed that because I was getting ready to get out of the car and yell at them.

Update - Dentist appointment was a success. I didn't have any cavities but he did notice a worn metallic filling so he replaced it.

by Anonymousreply 12November 19, 2021 9:06 PM

R5 is/was a pig.

by Anonymousreply 13November 19, 2021 9:13 PM

[quote]It was me. I wasn’t using my ATM card, I was using my credit card.

I've done that. It's CRAZY!

by Anonymousreply 14November 19, 2021 9:34 PM

My Volkswagen which I've had for over 12 and a half years has a film of grime on the front window and back window. When I'm driving at night it looks like the windshield is fogged up. I can barely see with the glare of cars headlights and the film of grime. I finally did something about it on Sunday. I went online and I read that the best way to clean the window grime is a combination of White Vinegar and water in a spray bottle and clean with a micro fiber cloth. I did the inside and the outside of the front window - just to be thorough. I did the back window inside and out as well. What a dramatic difference. I guess I'm on a roll lately.

by Anonymousreply 15November 19, 2021 9:40 PM

R5 and r15 it's much easier if you keep up on these things...🙂

by Anonymousreply 16November 19, 2021 9:47 PM

[quote] I guess I'm on a roll lately.

Certainly less whelming than winding up in a ditch r15.

by Anonymousreply 17November 19, 2021 10:03 PM

Fleas. Our dog has fleas. I've used the medicine on the back of her neck, flea shampoo and a pill that's supposed to kill them when they bite her.

I'm definitely underwhelmed with how well they work. I'm getting bit.

Going to give her a bath in the morning, flea bomb the house and take a nice drive with her for a few hours while the fog settles.

by Anonymousreply 18November 19, 2021 10:12 PM

R3 I may just be in love with you!

by Anonymousreply 19November 19, 2021 10:19 PM

An idea. Wouldn't it be better to get rid of the dog?

Goodbye fleas?

by Anonymousreply 20November 19, 2021 10:25 PM

You're in love with a cheap fat whole r19?

by Anonymousreply 21November 19, 2021 10:37 PM

If it was a whore it would be less attractive. You see or you don't see?

by Anonymousreply 22November 19, 2021 10:40 PM

They were oversize (poster) photos, R6.

by Anonymousreply 23November 19, 2021 10:46 PM

R12, r14…

Thanks, that makes me feel a little better. It probably wouldn’t have bothered me as much, but it was only a day ago that I couldn’t find my car in the supermarket parking lot.

by Anonymousreply 24November 20, 2021 12:58 AM

I keep looking up a dog rehoming website. I’d love to rescue a dog, but all the ones available are either in the kennels because they are huge, ferocious things which tried to eat their previous owner, or seriously ill one-legged creatures with diabetes.

Is there no nice middle-aged mongrel out there looking for a new home?

by Anonymousreply 25November 20, 2021 1:08 AM

[quote]Is there no nice middle-aged mongrel out there looking for a new home?

Here in London there are notice boards at the Vet's office.

by Anonymousreply 26November 20, 2021 1:11 AM

Aww, R25, so sweet of you to want to bring home a middle-aged mongrel. Maybe communicate with the people who work at your local ASPCAs, Humane Societies, etc. Let them know what you're looking for. I always heard that older animals are hard to adopt out (people want puppies), so you may find a middle-aged dog.

by Anonymousreply 27November 20, 2021 1:13 AM

[quote] huge, ferocious things which tried to eat their previous owner, or seriously ill one-legged creatures with diabetes

This is it, the thing I laughed at on Datalounge that finally sent me straight to hell.

by Anonymousreply 28November 20, 2021 1:40 AM

Yesterday I was taking my daily walk and the sound of these worker cutting stone at the building site of a new McMansion plus the gardeners making a RACKET with their leaf machines- I had to take most of my walk with my fingers in my ears, unfortunately later my right was clogged. I must have pushed my earwax into my ear. I must make an appointment with my ear doctor to have my ear wax removed. I have not done so since August 2020.

by Anonymousreply 29November 20, 2021 2:14 AM

[quote] I had to take most of my walk with my fingers in my ears

Mary! Like this, R29?

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by Anonymousreply 30November 20, 2021 2:27 AM

I got my wisdom teeth removed yesterday. Still quite tender and I look like a chipmunk now.

by Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2021 2:29 AM

R30- Have you been spying on me? That's exactly the expression I had on my face whilst having to endure so much NOISE pollution.

by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2021 2:30 AM

I'm idly considering getting a testicular exam. No real need, but someone would gently cup and squeeze my balls for a mere $20 co-pay.

by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2021 2:45 AM

I'm thinking of going on the alkaline diet for my heartburn but it looks difficult. It says vodka made from potatoes is less acidic so I bought some of that, $11.99 at Trader Joes.

Now I'm going to eat a banana.

by Anonymousreply 34November 20, 2021 2:46 AM

Try eating an apple every day, R34.

by Anonymousreply 35November 20, 2021 2:49 AM

Every time I see that ad on here of the guy's nipple, "Winter"s Where It's Hot," I think that's a dog's penis or tail next to his chest.

by Anonymousreply 36November 20, 2021 3:59 AM

I’m convinced that eating an apple a day cured my acid reflux. I read that apples contain a lot of pectin, which is good for the stomach.

by Anonymousreply 37November 20, 2021 4:45 AM

Pinch of baking soda + sip of water. Cures heartburn instantly. I didn't try it for a whole year because it sounded like old wives' tale bullshit. It works.

by Anonymousreply 38November 20, 2021 6:29 AM

Of course, baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a base which neutralizes acids. Baking soda and water is just a homemade Tums (calcium bicarbonate).

by Anonymousreply 39November 20, 2021 6:55 AM

Tums never worked as well or as fast as the baking soda and water. I'm not saying you're wrong, R39 (you're not), just that the pinch of baking soda is basically instant and almost free given how cheap the stuff is.

by Anonymousreply 40November 20, 2021 7:10 AM

CocaCola is also excellent for any kind of indigestion/heartburn...anything icky to do with the stomach. Drink it quite fast from the can. I always keep a can in my fridge for these purposes.

by Anonymousreply 41November 20, 2021 11:51 AM

I use Gaviscon tablets.

I had to have a testicular sonogram ordered by the doctor years ago, where the tech was a female, and it wasn't very pleasant.

by Anonymousreply 42November 20, 2021 12:26 PM

I'm having a new hot water heater installed Monday.

I had a dream last night that Tony Dovolani from DWTS was the plumber who showed up to install it.

Anyone here well versed in dream interpretation?

by Anonymousreply 43November 20, 2021 12:40 PM

[quote]Anyone here well versed in dream interpretation?


It's probably a premonition. Be prepared. Plump up the cushions and create a welcoming environment.

by Anonymousreply 44November 20, 2021 12:49 PM

[Is there no nice middle-aged mongrel out there looking for a new home?]

R25 pick me, pick me!

by Anonymousreply 45November 20, 2021 1:42 PM

I'm watching "Cheaters" on VH1 for the 1st time.

Overwhelmed by the sordid, but, weirdly, I don't seem to be changing the channel.

by Anonymousreply 46November 20, 2021 7:48 PM

Della - It seems you are being seduced by the dark side of the OVERWHELMING!

by Anonymousreply 47November 20, 2021 8:20 PM

r47, Ok, now I'm frightened.

by Anonymousreply 48November 20, 2021 9:46 PM

We haven't heard from Cosmo lately. I was fully invested in the dentist visits and now they're apparenly finished. I'm sad and underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 49November 21, 2021 2:20 AM

I'm sipping on a Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale. Very festive.

by Anonymousreply 50November 21, 2021 4:01 AM

I just ate a whole can of Campbells Italian Wedding soup straight out of the can with a spoon.

by Anonymousreply 51November 21, 2021 5:15 AM

I was on two types of anti-biotics for ten days and now my tongue is all white and fuzzy. Will I die?

by Anonymousreply 52November 21, 2021 5:55 AM

It was a beautiful day so I worked in my garden for nine hours. Now I'm so sore I gasp when I stand up, so I will remain seated.

by Anonymousreply 53November 21, 2021 6:12 AM

Sounds whelming, R53. Hope you feel better but must ask you to leave at once.

Your microbiome is fucked by the antibiotics R52. Eat a load of fermented foods and raw vegetables. Keep eating them. (jk I'm not a doctor and have no idea what's wrong - I'm guessing)

by Anonymousreply 54November 21, 2021 6:39 AM

You admit you’re not a doctor, R54, but do you play one on TV?

by Anonymousreply 55November 21, 2021 6:58 AM

I’m putting the ho in Ho, Ho, Ho, MARY Christmas!!!!! by being a sloppy bottom at my boyfriend’s office party next week!!! I’m pre-gaming by douching and waxing my prolapsed anus and trying to see if I can do something about the smell.

by Anonymousreply 56November 21, 2021 7:05 AM

I have lost 6 pounds this month. Only 35 more to go until I'm not overweight per the BMI scale.

by Anonymousreply 57November 21, 2021 7:10 AM

good luck, R57

by Anonymousreply 58November 21, 2021 7:31 AM

Thank you. I've been intermittent fasting and trying to eat a sensible breakfast and getting some fresh air and exercise 4-5 times a week. Nothing too crazy. Slow and steady wins the race. I didn't put on the extra weight overnight and I won't take it off overnight either.

by Anonymousreply 59November 21, 2021 8:36 AM

R52 The anti-b's don't agree with you. Stop taking them and go back to Dr. Might be an allergy, or a diff kind of infection...have been there and turned out I was allergic to sulphur-base anti-b's. Can come on anytime even if you took the same before without issue. Pls take good care!

by Anonymousreply 60November 21, 2021 11:15 AM

Thanks, R60, I'm finished with the anti-biotics now. My initial problem is gone, but, man, do I ever feel like crap a lot of the time and my tongue is still all white and terrible looking. Bad taste in my mouth too, so I'll be heading off to the walk-in today.

by Anonymousreply 61November 21, 2021 2:52 PM

I've been watching Rhoda on youtube. I'm up to Season 3 Episode 2.

by Anonymousreply 62November 21, 2021 7:57 PM

I just finished my lunch. It was eggless egg salad on corn tortillas with lettuce and tomato.

by Anonymousreply 63November 21, 2021 8:10 PM

I'm sitting at my computer passing COPIOUS amounts of wind from lunch.

by Anonymousreply 64November 21, 2021 8:15 PM

[quote] eggless egg salad


by Anonymousreply 65November 21, 2021 9:03 PM

R65- It's made from tofu and it's tasty. I buy it at my health food store.

by Anonymousreply 66November 21, 2021 9:06 PM

I can't turn my head. Looks like chiropractor tomorrow in the am. No one is open today...

by Anonymousreply 67November 21, 2021 9:07 PM

R67- If you can't turn your head that means you can't drive.

by Anonymousreply 68November 21, 2021 9:09 PM

That is correct r68. I will not be driving unless I can turn my head tomorrow!

by Anonymousreply 69November 21, 2021 9:37 PM

I'm eating a Terry's Chocolate Orange.

by Anonymousreply 70November 22, 2021 1:15 AM

Canned cranberries, jellied or whole, are absent from my grocer's shelf.

by Anonymousreply 71November 22, 2021 1:24 AM

Greg farted.

by Anonymousreply 72November 22, 2021 1:38 AM

They're shit now R70.

by Anonymousreply 73November 22, 2021 3:07 AM

They were never nice. I'm surprised they're still made.


I returned my bread making machine at an Amazon drop off place which I reported earlier on this thread. For those of you who have been following this story I have an update.

"We’ve received the item and have issued your refund. Thank you for sending the item back. Your return is now complete."

I was overwhelmed with worry all week that they wouldn't take it back. You'll remember that I broke the polystyrene packaging. Not my fault, it was very thin.

I'm so glad to see the back of that thing.

by Anonymousreply 74November 22, 2021 11:10 AM

Was the back of it that attractive r74?

by Anonymousreply 75November 22, 2021 11:19 AM

Is it not an American expression?

by Anonymousreply 76November 22, 2021 11:21 AM

Yes, you used the expression correctly.

by Anonymousreply 77November 22, 2021 12:07 PM

Hello, R49! I'm still here.

While the work the dentist feels better, I think I do have a cavity towards the front on the left. Oh well. I'll get that taken care of before the end of the year.

UHC Dental is still dragging its feet on providing my dentist with a pre-determination of benefits. The replacement posts and crown will cost about $1200. My insurance will pay 50% but I've almost hit the max for this benefit year. I told the office if you don't hear from UHC by the first week in Dec., I'll pay full price for the work. I don't give a shit about that right now. I just want my invisible aligners!

by Anonymousreply 78November 22, 2021 1:20 PM

[quote]CocaCola is also excellent for any kind of indigestion/heartburn...anythi - ng icky to do with the stomach. Drink it quite fast from the can. I always keep a can in my fridge for these purposes.

R41 When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, we got GI problems frequently. Coca cola and bananas were our go to treatment.

by Anonymousreply 79November 22, 2021 1:31 PM

My eyes are dry this morning. I hope I have eye drops in the medicine cabinet.

by Anonymousreply 80November 22, 2021 1:46 PM

R78 Sounds like you have very bad teeth. It's good you're taking care of them. Bad teeth and gums can lead to heart disease and other ailments.

by Anonymousreply 81November 22, 2021 4:09 PM

R78, my family doesn't have a good dental track record. Both sets of grandparents had dentures or missing teeth. We were lower middle class so basic dental care was provided but not much beyond that. Luckily, my jaw bones are in great condition. I have the money so, even in my last year in my 50s, I'm taking steps to care for and preserve the teeth I have.

by Anonymousreply 82November 22, 2021 4:34 PM

R52 You most likely have a fungal overgrowth which is common after taking antibiotics. Put yogurt on your tongue and eat some fermented foods.

by Anonymousreply 83November 22, 2021 4:39 PM

R52 My doc told me to always eat one of those small cartons of yogurt every day when taking anitbiotics.

by Anonymousreply 84November 22, 2021 5:00 PM

R84 good advice. Always consume some type of probiotic (yogurt, kombucha, kimchi etc. etc.) when taking antibiotics.

by Anonymousreply 85November 22, 2021 5:17 PM

When you're not working holidays are stupid. I don't need a break from my break.

I went to Jiffylube to put air in my tires because they do it for free. After I drove away I realized the guy was friendly because he probably expected a tip. Now I feel bad. He was even cute. What's wrong with me?

by Anonymousreply 86November 22, 2021 5:46 PM

^No I'm not cheap. I'm a very generous tipper.

by Anonymousreply 87November 22, 2021 5:47 PM

Let some of the air out and go back, r87.

by Anonymousreply 88November 22, 2021 5:50 PM

R88 I thought of that but I'd likely get a different guy, a less hot one.

by Anonymousreply 89November 22, 2021 5:52 PM

Penance r89.

by Anonymousreply 90November 22, 2021 6:01 PM

Waiting for an Amazon delivery. They keep pushing the time back. Started at 11:30-1:30. Now it's 1:00-3:00. I refuse to become whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 91November 22, 2021 6:02 PM

Im thawing a 13 lb turkey in my fridge as I post this

by Anonymousreply 92November 22, 2021 6:25 PM

Not between your thighs?

by Anonymousreply 93November 22, 2021 6:27 PM

I'm watching a 1993 episode of Law & Order with Jerry Orbach and Chris Noth. They are eating Italian ice. I miss NYC Italian ice.

by Anonymousreply 94November 22, 2021 6:30 PM

I was up in the city back in April...I was dying for a good street pretzel. All I could find were falafel trucks on the street...I wanted a pretzel

by Anonymousreply 95November 22, 2021 6:40 PM

R82, you're smart to take care of your teeth. I have good teeth but bad gums and bone loss. I go to either the dentist or the periodontist 4X per year, total. It's definitely worth preserving what you have.

by Anonymousreply 96November 22, 2021 6:54 PM

My Amazon order arrived a little before 2:00. The blue tin of Dansk Butter Cookies are what I was most looking forward to.

by Anonymousreply 97November 22, 2021 7:08 PM

How was the condition of those cookies, R97? Intact? Those cookies seem a little fragile to me. Broken or not, enjoy.

by Anonymousreply 98November 22, 2021 7:26 PM

They're fine, r98. No problems.

by Anonymousreply 99November 22, 2021 7:29 PM

Very glad to hear that, R99. Would you mind submitting a review on Amazon?

by Anonymousreply 100November 22, 2021 8:07 PM

R95- I hope you ate/eat them with mustard- I LOVE a hot pretzel 🥨 with mustard.

by Anonymousreply 101November 22, 2021 8:10 PM

I had spinach pie for lunch today. It was good 👍.

by Anonymousreply 102November 22, 2021 8:31 PM

I decided to try the store brand of ice cream, but didn’t notice “chocolate-flavored chips.” WTF?

by Anonymousreply 103November 22, 2021 9:21 PM

I buy store brands, R103, but not for ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 104November 22, 2021 9:25 PM

The supermarket was so crowded I’m happy to have escaped alive.

by Anonymousreply 105November 22, 2021 9:26 PM

Chocolate-flavored chips in “creamy ice cream.” The word “vanilla” does not appear anywhere on the box.

by Anonymousreply 106November 22, 2021 9:32 PM

Just came in from my walk about 30 minutes ago. I didn't do my usual 3 laps because it's too cold and raw outside. Damn, the change to standard time. I miss my long afternoon walks after work. I can't seem to get motivated enough to do it at Noon or 1 PM.

by Anonymousreply 107November 22, 2021 9:32 PM

Having tasted it, I vow to throw the vile concoction out. Wish me luck.

by Anonymousreply 108November 22, 2021 9:43 PM

R61 it sounds like thrush. its common after taking antibiotics

by Anonymousreply 109November 22, 2021 10:47 PM

I ordered cat litter and pate from PetSmart delivery but forgot the darn crunchies! How will these beasts survive on pate alone?

by Anonymousreply 110November 23, 2021 12:53 AM

I'm worried a package I am due to receive will not be delivered and instead I will have to go to the post office to pick it up. I really don't want to go to the post office. Verging on whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 111November 23, 2021 1:00 AM

I’m eating Skippy peanut butter out of the jar for dinner.

by Anonymousreply 112November 23, 2021 1:16 AM

my brother in law is coming to Thanksgiving dinner and he's an anti-vaxx trumptard. I think everyone else will be vaxxed.

by Anonymousreply 113November 23, 2021 1:50 AM

[quote]my brother in law is coming to Thanksgiving dinner and he's an anti-vaxx trumptard. I think everyone else will be vaxxed.

Were I you, I would come down with a sudden illness that will make me have to cancel, darn the luck.

by Anonymousreply 114November 23, 2021 1:54 AM

Have him stay in the car and bring him a tray R113.

by Anonymousreply 115November 23, 2021 2:01 AM

I was at Trader Joe's this evening. I walked by the ice cream section. I squeezed the ice cream. It was SOFT.

by Anonymousreply 116November 23, 2021 2:01 AM

This afternoon I decided to watch the remake of Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan which is streaming on Prime video for only 9 more days. However, when I pulled up the video there was a large picture of Steve Mc Queen who, people might know, starred in the original. Everything else indicates the video is the Brosnan version.

I was not expecting to be confronted with this confusing juxtaposition and thought it rather unfair to Mr. Brosnan. I feel the implication is that Steve McQueen has some kind of proprietary right to the role of Thomas Crown when no such sentiment, critical or popular, has ever been expressed to my knowledge.

by Anonymousreply 117November 23, 2021 2:07 AM

I bought ice cream today, R116. I don't normally eat ice cream but there's a company here called Chapmans, and the anti-vaxxers are boycotting them because they are putting in a vaccine mandate and have given vaxxed employees a one dollar an hour raise, so I just had to buy some, lol.

by Anonymousreply 118November 23, 2021 2:11 AM

One of my favorite Ice creams ( technically gelato)

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by Anonymousreply 119November 23, 2021 2:16 AM

Do you guys have Chapmans in the US? It's very good, but a tad rich.

by Anonymousreply 120November 23, 2021 2:18 AM

R120- I never heard of it. Ben And Jerry's used to be excellent before Unilever bought them and lowered the quality.

by Anonymousreply 121November 23, 2021 2:20 AM

I just made a cheesecake for Thanksgiving and forgot to put the cream in it after i spread it out in the springform pan. I had to carefully scrape it all out and remix with the cream. I hope it turns out ok. i'm not making another one.

by Anonymousreply 122November 23, 2021 2:46 AM

[quote]I was at Trader Joe's this evening. I walked by the ice cream section. I squeezed the ice cream. It was SOFT.

Just don't squeeze the Charmin.

by Anonymousreply 123November 23, 2021 2:52 AM

R120 We used to have Chapmans...Beautiful clothes, very upscale. Whatever happened to that store?

by Anonymousreply 124November 23, 2021 3:16 AM

You’re very brave to go into a Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving week.

by Anonymousreply 125November 23, 2021 5:47 AM

I'm putting together some items for donation. I'm hoping they'll take some Christmas decorations. I have a couple of wreaths, some lights, and some ornaments that are in new condition.

by Anonymousreply 126November 23, 2021 5:51 AM

Do you have Freecycle or a similar service in your area R126? I've listed Xmas decorations on their twice and both went very quickly. Within 1-2 hours of posting.

by Anonymousreply 127November 23, 2021 6:14 AM

[quote]I’m eating Skippy peanut butter out of the jar for dinner.

It fucking better be SuperChunk!

by Anonymousreply 128November 23, 2021 8:40 AM

If no one "oh dears" me at R127 I'm going to lose faith in the cuntitude of DL.

by Anonymousreply 129November 23, 2021 8:41 AM

[quote] I'm going to lose faith in the cuntitude of DL.

People don't cunt on the whelmed threads. We feel too sorry for each other.

by Anonymousreply 130November 23, 2021 8:45 AM

[quote]People don't cunt on the whelmed threads.

Oh don't they? Well then I think I will stay here, then.

by Anonymousreply 131November 23, 2021 9:12 AM

R130, Thank you. This is the only thread that is safe to post in sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 132November 23, 2021 10:11 AM

My neck is getting better!! Can actually turn my head but not dull range of motion. Amazing what heat and rest and massage and advil can do! Today I will be at chiro again.

by Anonymousreply 133November 23, 2021 4:50 PM

I walked to my local Shop Rite to pick up a few things so I can officially say I went for a walk. It was weird going out at mid-day but I could get used to it.

I qualified for a free turkey breast. I have to pick it up by 11/25 so I guess I'll go out tomorrow and see if I can score one. I might enjoy some turkey on Christmas. It will be my first Christmas alone (with Cos, of course) and I'm kinda looking forward to it.

by Anonymousreply 134November 23, 2021 8:29 PM

R122 here. The cheesecake turned out fine. It did crack in the middle though. I was thinking of making a caramel sauce to cover it up.

by Anonymousreply 135November 23, 2021 9:57 PM

Interesting, R134, as this year will be the first Christmas in two decades that I haven't been alone.

by Anonymousreply 136November 23, 2021 10:00 PM

[quote]I was thinking of making a caramel sauce to cover it up.

Caramel sauce can cover up a multitude of sins.

by Anonymousreply 137November 23, 2021 10:04 PM

R134 Cosmo, it is refreshing to be alone for a holiday or two. No pressure. Plus Cosmo (the cat) will enjoy sharing bits of the turkey!

by Anonymousreply 138November 23, 2021 11:19 PM

I hope all you American DLers have a great Thanksgiving!!

The little thrift store took my extra Christmas decorations, I was happy to get rid of them and very happy they didn't end up in a landfill.

I went to my doctor yesterday and yup, I have thrush. I have to take Nystatin for 10 days, four times a day. Swish and swallow. At least the taste isn't awful.

by Anonymousreply 139November 23, 2021 11:25 PM

R139 Thanks for the update. We were worried about you.

by Anonymousreply 140November 23, 2021 11:33 PM

I had dental work today. It was less whelming than expected. However, half of my head is numb and I'm afraid to eat my Wendy's chili (conveniently located across from the dentist) for fear of shredding my tongue.

by Anonymousreply 141November 24, 2021 12:10 AM

R141, my mother was a dental hygienist. She used to tell patients to have a cup of coffee after their procedures to hasten the Novocain’s waring off.

by Anonymousreply 142November 24, 2021 1:40 AM


I bought some "Oat Flour" at the supermarket yesterday - said "good for pancakes" - so I broke my once a week (on Sunday) American pancakes breakfast rule and tried it out this morning. They were FOUL. Went back to bed and woke up with the most horrid taste in my mouth. It felt like a hangover.

by Anonymousreply 143November 24, 2021 11:33 AM

And we're supposed to find that underwhelming r143?

by Anonymousreply 144November 24, 2021 11:51 AM

I don't know how I thought you'd react R144 - I just plunged right in, wrote the story and hoped for the best.

by Anonymousreply 145November 24, 2021 12:07 PM

But they did rise very well, I'll give them that - maybe because I also bought American Arm & Hammer stuff, in the little orange box. That's become hard to find recently in London.

by Anonymousreply 146November 24, 2021 12:10 PM

I just went to the grocery store at 6:am, I'm not up to Thanksgiving eve grocery shopping. There were only 3 customers but it will get crazy soon.

by Anonymousreply 147November 24, 2021 12:48 PM

Oh, I imagine those 3 customers provided plenty of crazy r147.

by Anonymousreply 148November 24, 2021 12:51 PM

R136, I hope you enjoy your Christmas with whoever you are spending it with. To be honest, for me, Christmas hasn't been the same since Mom went into assisted living (she died in 2016 after battling dementia). The best part was my brother and 2 sisters getting together at Mom's and opening presents. My brother and one sister died in 2017 so there's only my sister and Dad still alive. Dad lives 90 minutes away and has his own life. My remaining sister isn't really a holiday person.

I used to go to my Mom's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and make the stuffing using my grandmother's recipe (making cornmeal cakes from scratch, Bell's Seasoning, onion, celery, butter, Pepperidge Farm white bread cubes). Then we would make three Sweet Potato Corn Pone pies.

R138, Cos doesn't like turkey and doesn't eat human food. He does love chicken so I will make sure he has his FF Savory Centers in chicken flavor for Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 149November 24, 2021 1:12 PM

[quote]Cos doesn't like turkey and doesn't eat human food.

An abomination in the eyes of the lord!

by Anonymousreply 150November 24, 2021 1:39 PM

Thanks, R149

Recently moved to Florida near my mom. My brother and cousin will be staying with her over Christmas, so the four of us will get together for dinner at her place on the 25th. Gifts are easy in one sense as books work just fine for them, but selecting the actual titles will take some effort over the next few days.

by Anonymousreply 151November 24, 2021 1:44 PM

Happy day! I went to a local Shop Rite and was able to pick up my "free" turkey breast. I will cook it for Christmas. Last year, I qualified for the "free" turkey but they didn't have any turkey breasts available. It's just me so I don't need a 20 lb. turkey.

I am officially on vacation as of 3 PM today due to an early release from work. I am free until Monday, December 6th. I do plan to clean out my garage while I'm off. I have paint cans from the previous owner and I've been here 23 years.

by Anonymousreply 152November 24, 2021 7:05 PM

I'm thinking of ordering donuts. Not sure if I will though.

by Anonymousreply 153November 24, 2021 7:36 PM

I got a covid test today. I had a low-grade fever and felt worn-out since Sunday. I'm vaccinated. I'm boostered. And I guess I'm paranoid.

by Anonymousreply 154November 24, 2021 7:42 PM

🍗I can't wait to eat turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy and stuffing and cranberry sauce and corn and sweet potatoes and green bean casserole and pumpkin pie with mountains of whipped cream.

🇺🇸 God Bless America & Happy Thanksgiving !

by Anonymousreply 155November 24, 2021 7:50 PM

Are you lost, r155?

by Anonymousreply 156November 24, 2021 7:56 PM

Nah r156, he's just delirious from overeating.

by Anonymousreply 157November 24, 2021 8:19 PM

I'm going to my brother's house tomorrow for Thanksgiving. I'm bringing an Apple Crumb Pie and a Milk chocolate turkey for the centerpiece that I bought at Whole Foods.

by Anonymousreply 158November 24, 2021 10:18 PM

I did not buy the Apple Crumb Pie at Whole Foods, only the Milk Chocolate Turkey.

by Anonymousreply 159November 24, 2021 10:23 PM

I suddenly have an explicable urge to make a corn casserole tomorrow. You know the one with Jiffy corn bread mix, can of regular corn, can of creamed corn, sour cream, eggs and melted butter. I don't know what's come over me but I'm seriously considering running out to get the ingredients. I did my holiday grocery shopping last Friday and I had no intentions of going anywhere near any stores this week let alone tonight. Decisions, decisions.

by Anonymousreply 160November 24, 2021 10:34 PM

[quote]You know the one

No, actually I don't know the one.

But I'd eat it.

by Anonymousreply 161November 24, 2021 10:41 PM

^^^"inexplicable" not explicable.


by Anonymousreply 162November 24, 2021 10:42 PM

I just ran to Costco for some pickles. I thought I’d regret it, but it wasn’t so terrible. By that I mean no more terrible than usual.

by Anonymousreply 163November 24, 2021 11:07 PM

Your Costco must be closeby and not crowded, R163. My Costco is relatively close but it's usually crowded. I've got to need more than pickles to want to go there.

by Anonymousreply 164November 24, 2021 11:22 PM

These are Birthday Pickles for my cousins who I will see tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 165November 24, 2021 11:38 PM

I hate pickles.

Out running errands today nothing more crowded than usual, nor heavier traffic.

by Anonymousreply 166November 24, 2021 11:50 PM

I don't give a flying fuck about Aaron Rodgers and his Covid toe. I hope all of his toes fall off. He's a lying bastard who was rewarded for bad behavior America really has it's priorities screwed up.

by Anonymousreply 167November 25, 2021 1:24 PM

I like this car but this film underwhelms me.

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by Anonymousreply 168November 25, 2021 3:53 PM

Fuck. I overslept.

by Anonymousreply 169November 25, 2021 5:50 PM

I forgot to watch the Macy's parade this morning,

by Anonymousreply 170November 25, 2021 6:45 PM

"Overslept" and "Thanksgiving" does not compute.

by Anonymousreply 171November 25, 2021 6:49 PM

I just got back from the Liquor Lockker where I bought a bottle of Malbec. As I put it on the counter the guy waiting next asked me if 'that was for my Thanksgiving turkey'. For some reason I decided to be friendly and said "not quite, I'm a vegetarian so it's for roasted potatoes and vegetables" to which he replied "where i come from vegetarian is the word for lousy hunter".

He was buying two cans of Natural Light beer. I didn't ask him if it was for the Doritos.

by Anonymousreply 172November 25, 2021 7:36 PM

I've lost about 25 pounds since mid June. No desert for me today. I want to be good until Christmas ( if possible)

by Anonymousreply 173November 25, 2021 7:54 PM

[quote]I've lost about 25 pounds since mid June. No desert for me today.

But will you be having dessert?

by Anonymousreply 174November 25, 2021 8:01 PM

At Thanksgiving lunch today, my brother and his live-in girlfriend of almost 20 years announced that they’re getting married…next week…at my house.

Not whelmed, I’m not even sure I care. I’m just going to let them in, sit on the couch and watch it unfold.

by Anonymousreply 175November 26, 2021 1:07 AM

I slept all day, working tonight. To celebrate Thanksgiving I ate a meatball sandwich a few minutes ago. It was delicious.

by Anonymousreply 176November 26, 2021 1:09 AM

I saw a thing about Hapsburg Jaw. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 177November 26, 2021 1:17 AM

Nice get-together with my mom, and a couple who are family friends. Pasta with meatballs and sausage in tomato sauce, and a salad, with cake and ice cream for dessert.

I've mentioned before it was first holiday in 20 years I wasn't alone.

by Anonymousreply 178November 26, 2021 1:19 AM

I've been having deja-vu that past few days. I take it as a good sign.

by Anonymousreply 179November 26, 2021 2:10 AM

😏 I got pickled on my Birthday.

There's nothing quite like [italic] The Birthday 🥒Pickle.

by Anonymousreply 180November 26, 2021 3:44 AM

I spent Thanksgiving 2021 outside, it was great! The weather was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 181November 26, 2021 3:46 AM

I only get deja vu when I am really overtired and I usually find it whelming.

by Anonymousreply 182November 26, 2021 6:34 AM

My sister and I made cheesy stuffed shells using the Cook’s Country recipe for Thanksgiving . Absolutely delicious! Having leftovers tonight for dinner.

by Anonymousreply 183November 26, 2021 6:37 PM

^ Bragging with exclamation points belongs on instagram, not on an underwhelmed thread. Appropriate punctuation is a period. Period.

by Anonymousreply 184November 26, 2021 6:48 PM


by Anonymousreply 185November 26, 2021 7:06 PM

I just finished my eggless egg sandwiches. They were YUMMY. I just hope I don't get a stomach ache from them like I did last Sunday.

by Anonymousreply 186November 26, 2021 7:12 PM

I put curry powder in my egg salad; although, I once had a curried egg salad sandwich from a deli where they must have used at least a quarter cup of curry powder per egg!

Today, I encountered a flock of Muscovy ducks, and when I wasn't certain what they were at first, one wag of whom I enquired told me "Black flamingos!" They were hanging about garbage bins more like vultures.

by Anonymousreply 187November 26, 2021 7:34 PM

Clearly R184 is easily whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 188November 26, 2021 7:48 PM

[quote]I just finished my eggless egg sandwiches. They were YUMMY. I just hope I don't get a stomach ache from them like I did last Sunday.

I think the stomach ache would have prevented a second time for me, but perhaps the yummy factor made it worth the risk for you.

by Anonymousreply 189November 26, 2021 7:53 PM

R189- Yes. The yummy factor is why I took the risk.

by Anonymousreply 190November 26, 2021 7:57 PM

I bought a pretty solid looking toaster oven on a Black Friday deal after my old one never quite recovered from a family guest heating up something that melted everywhere in it a few weeks ago. The new one seems like it's going to do the job and looks nice and shiny on my countertop.

by Anonymousreply 191November 26, 2021 8:21 PM

Now I want a new toaster oven, R191.

by Anonymousreply 192November 26, 2021 9:06 PM

I got it at Target and ordered it curbside pickup so I didn't have to deal with the inevitably whelming Black Friday crowds. I tapped something on my app to let them know I was there, popped my trunk when they came out with it and was on my way home 10 seconds later. It was painless.

by Anonymousreply 193November 26, 2021 10:44 PM

R191 Toaster ovens are a good, solid investment. They tend to overwhelm me, though (in a good way).

by Anonymousreply 194November 26, 2021 10:48 PM

I have lost my hammer. In my house. Hoping for a deja vu about where I put it.

by Anonymousreply 195November 26, 2021 10:54 PM

I bought an air fryer, I have mixed feelings about it.

by Anonymousreply 196November 26, 2021 11:19 PM

I have mixed feelings about my toaster oven - toasts and broils okay, but not great at reheating food as an actual oven.

by Anonymousreply 197November 26, 2021 11:24 PM

Aren't air fryers generally huge, R196? I'd have mixed feelings as well.

by Anonymousreply 198November 26, 2021 11:49 PM

Air fryers are quite useful and dead simple to use. Especially if you're watching calories.

by Anonymousreply 199November 27, 2021 3:36 AM

[quote]I'm afraid to eat my Wendy's chili (conveniently located across from the dentist) for fear of shredding my tongue.

My dentist is located next to a Wendy's.

I've had to have a lot of dental work this year.

I'm always tempted to go through the drive-thru, but I've resisted the urge so far.

by Anonymousreply 200November 27, 2021 4:45 AM

[quote]I've been having deja-vu that past few days. I take it as a good sign.

Sometimes my partner has gotten feelings of deja-vu as a side effect of certain medications.

He finds it somewhat whelming, but now that we know the cause, I'm not whelmed by it.

by Anonymousreply 201November 27, 2021 4:49 AM

I'm eating breakfast right now. Puffed Kamut in Oatmilk.

by Anonymousreply 202November 27, 2021 3:52 PM

Puffed WHAT, R202? This new word has me overwhelmed.

Take your fancy, schmancy cereal eating habits elsewhere!

by Anonymousreply 203November 27, 2021 3:54 PM

R203- I'm sorry my eating habits offend and WHELM you.

by Anonymousreply 204November 27, 2021 3:57 PM

R204 LOL. So, so, very WHELMED right now. I actually had to go to the google.

by Anonymousreply 205November 27, 2021 3:58 PM

I adopted a middle aged 8 year old mongrel from a woman that complained he was peeing everywhere in her house after she had two other ones added. He was insanely jealous.

She was beside herself when I called her months later and told her he’d never pee in the house and could hold it for hours.

When he finally died at the ripe age of 19 I called her to let her know and thanked her for giving me such a wonderful dog. My husband took his death much harder than me but we have three little ones now.

by Anonymousreply 206November 27, 2021 4:27 PM

“Puffed Kamut” sounds like an Emmy award winning hip hop artist.

by Anonymousreply 207November 27, 2021 4:28 PM

I'm annoyed because I waited too long to put the dishes in the dishwasher and now they won't all fit, so I shall have to do two loads.

by Anonymousreply 208November 27, 2021 4:30 PM

No one mentions kamut without intending to cause a reaction.

by Anonymousreply 209November 27, 2021 6:20 PM

[quote]“Puffed Kamut” sounds like an Emmy award winning hip hop artist.

Wasn't Kamut the character who died while having sex with Lady Mary on "Downton Abbey"?

by Anonymousreply 210November 27, 2021 6:25 PM

R210- That is possible but he was not PUFFED.

by Anonymousreply 211November 27, 2021 6:34 PM

Poor Mr. Pamuk.

by Anonymousreply 212November 27, 2021 6:42 PM

I'm whelmed that this thread has turned into riffs on one post.

by Anonymousreply 213November 27, 2021 7:15 PM

Yesterday, partaking of some sushi, I managed to splash soy sauce liberally over my white shirt (not very good sushi* that fell apart into the sauce more than my coordination). Thanks to OxiClean Maxforce applications, all traces have vanished!

*to be expected at an Italian restaurant, I suppose

by Anonymousreply 214November 27, 2021 7:26 PM

Speaking of dubious sushi

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by Anonymousreply 215November 27, 2021 7:31 PM

You ordered sushi at an Italian restaurant?

You don't deserve that white shirt!

by Anonymousreply 216November 27, 2021 7:43 PM

I'm drinking a Bubly Blackberry no calorie/no sweetener carbonated water. It's my favorite flavor of the Bubly line.

by Anonymousreply 217November 27, 2021 8:05 PM

Their mango is quite good.

by Anonymousreply 218November 27, 2021 8:13 PM

Trader Joe's Sparkling Spring Water- Pineapple is GOOD.

by Anonymousreply 219November 27, 2021 9:16 PM

It's an Italian restaurant that touts their sushi, R216. I wasn't wild about any of the Italian offerings from their limited lunch menu. Doubt I'll go back there again, especially since they add a 4% charge for credit cards.

by Anonymousreply 220November 27, 2021 9:21 PM

I'm eating Hawaiian pizza for dinner - no more leftovers for me.

by Anonymousreply 221November 27, 2021 9:25 PM

I just finished drinking a glass of water.

by Anonymousreply 222November 28, 2021 2:50 AM

I’ve never heard of an Italian restaurant that touts or even serves sushi.

by Anonymousreply 223November 28, 2021 2:52 AM

I'm very particular about my bananas. I like them nicely freckled. I even have several bunches of bananas ripening in the warmest room in my house but unfortunately not in time for my breakfast tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 224November 28, 2021 3:09 AM

I’m eating wheat thins out of the box one right after the other like Sandy Duncan, and I notice they seem even thinner. Never mind the box getting smaller.

by Anonymousreply 225November 28, 2021 3:13 AM

R225- What you said reminds me of the fact that Snoballs from Hostess are about 1/3 smaller than they used to be.

by Anonymousreply 226November 28, 2021 3:16 AM

R225- I don't think I've eaten Wheat Thins since perhaps Jimmy Carter was president.

by Anonymousreply 227November 28, 2021 3:16 AM

Dear r223

I agree that it is an odd fusion combination, but yeah, the menu is Italian + sushi. I don't think it's a related phenomenon, but as I understand it, in Italy they are leery of any other cuisine but their own, with the sole exception of sushi. Somewhat like America in the 1960s, with Chinese food being the exotic alternative for many people.

by Anonymousreply 228November 28, 2021 4:02 AM

I love Sandy Duncan, even when she was raising Rhoda’s kids with that guy from Days of our Lives..

by Anonymousreply 229November 28, 2021 4:42 AM

I'm 60% sure they put crack in Wheat Thins.

by Anonymousreply 230November 28, 2021 5:42 AM

I gave up on Wheat Thins when they added too many flavors. The garlic one was overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 231November 28, 2021 6:18 AM

[quote]I’m eating wheat thins out of the box one right after the other like Sandy Duncan, and I notice they seem even thinner. Never mind the box getting smaller.

Are you standing in a field of wheat as you eat them, the way Sandy did in the TV commercials?

by Anonymousreply 232November 28, 2021 6:30 AM

R231 here, not garlic but sun dried tomato. Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 233November 28, 2021 6:30 AM

[quote]What you said reminds me of the fact that Snoballs from Hostess are about 1/3 smaller than they used to be.

It whelms me to realize that few on the Datalounge can say the same for their waistlines.

by Anonymousreply 234November 28, 2021 8:44 AM

R232 No, Sandy sat in a chair in one of the commercials I think. That’s what I’m doing.

by Anonymousreply 235November 28, 2021 1:10 PM

I just CRACKED the screen on my iPad Pro. Glad I have AppleCare. $49 for a new one.

by Anonymousreply 236November 28, 2021 6:14 PM

Zora Stanford is a fat, ugly lesbian who worked as a physical therapist at Springtime Spa.

by Anonymousreply 237November 28, 2021 6:19 PM

Crack her IPad Pro Screen r237.

by Anonymousreply 238November 28, 2021 6:20 PM

[quote] I waited too long to put the dishes in the dishwasher and now they won't all fit, so I shall have to do two loads.

God I HATE that. I especially hate it when it's just a few things but you know you couldn't make them all fit unless you rearranged everything already in the dishwasher.

by Anonymousreply 239November 28, 2021 7:26 PM

I can just barely remember Sandy Duncan from some TV show she was in in the early '70s. Well, and Wheat Thins. What is she doing now, I wonder?

by Anonymousreply 240November 28, 2021 7:39 PM

I finally realized to ripen pineapples put in paper bag for two or three days. FABULOUS

by Anonymousreply 241November 28, 2021 7:48 PM

All this Sunday Sandy talk sent me down a wheat field rabbit hole. The link, focused on Judith Light, also mentions Sandy.

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by Anonymousreply 242November 28, 2021 8:46 PM

Zora beat the shit out of Kris.

by Anonymousreply 243November 28, 2021 9:02 PM

Am I soft for feeling bad for coaches that get fired when their team isn't winning? The Montreal Canadiens just fired their head coach, but I'm thinking that it's not all his fault the team is losing.

by Anonymousreply 244November 28, 2021 9:55 PM

Last week I discovered Mad Men is streaming on Prime. Now it's taking up all my time.

by Anonymousreply 245November 28, 2021 11:28 PM

I use pineapples as room scents, R241. The shitty Dole ones don't work for some reason but the ones from the ethnic grocery store scent the entire kitchen and that part of the house with pineapple. I generally hate all scented products for the home but actual pineapples are acceptable. Hopefully this isn't whelming to anyone.

by Anonymousreply 246November 29, 2021 5:09 AM

No r246, but it is boring. Which is perfectly acceptable on one of these threads.

by Anonymousreply 247November 29, 2021 8:38 AM

I find myself awash in Michaels vouchers; tomorrow, I intend to return some items and purchase a picture frame.

by Anonymousreply 248November 29, 2021 1:43 PM

[quote]I find myself awash in Michaels vouchers

Sounds vaguely dirty.

by Anonymousreply 249November 29, 2021 1:48 PM

Making stock out of a duck carcass, for the first time ever. I think it's going to be tasty.

by Anonymousreply 250November 29, 2021 2:46 PM

My fingernails are always dirty. I use anything I can find to dig out the filth. Most recently it was a toothpick.

by Anonymousreply 251November 29, 2021 3:04 PM

I made this.

It's good.

Rich. Very rich. But good.

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by Anonymousreply 252November 29, 2021 3:06 PM

It used to be that on Christmas lights, the whole string would go out if one bulb died. But not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 253November 29, 2021 3:06 PM

Duck Soup, R250.

Duck Soup!

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by Anonymousreply 254November 29, 2021 3:08 PM

I bought a new washing machine, the last one lasted something like 8+ years. it was a cheapo too bought at less than €300. I regret the new purchase it's an LG, mid of the segment one. it doesn't fill all the way for the clothes to be laying in water, I don't know if this is a water saving feature or if it's broken and some how doesn't fill completly.

the shame is that the old one wasn't broken maybe only the heating element needed fixing but I though LG great brand name it most defenetly will be beter. WRONG

wish I waited till I could afford a Miele or somethign high end.

by Anonymousreply 255November 29, 2021 3:16 PM

R255 whelms.

by Anonymousreply 256November 29, 2021 5:00 PM

New machines do use less water. I guess water’s in short supply in some places.

by Anonymousreply 257November 29, 2021 5:54 PM

Not that it's only a short supply as much as being an ecological advance. I have a low water washer, where I was skeptical at first, but I have to admit that they do get clothes clean! One caveat is that you can't just set it and walk away; the machine throws the clothes around with wild abandon to determine the weight to get the appropriate amount of water, so you are left with a huge unbalanced heap, requiring one to hit the pause button to redistribute the clothes as soon as the water starts up.

by Anonymousreply 258November 29, 2021 6:07 PM

I don’t do that.

by Anonymousreply 259November 29, 2021 6:15 PM

[quote]the shame is that the old one wasn't broken maybe only the heating element needed fixing but I though LG great brand name it most defenetly will be beter. WRONG

I hate replacing things that turn out worse than the thing you replaced (who doesn't?) I updated my kitchen ten years ago and bought a new dishwasher. The old one was fine but I thought a new one would be better. That piece of shit has never worked right. Things come out wet. Glasses look dirty. It's a BOSCH.

by Anonymousreply 260November 29, 2021 6:24 PM

European dishwashers don’t have heat dryers. You’re supposed to open the door and let the dishes air dry.

by Anonymousreply 261November 29, 2021 6:39 PM

Sorry to whelm anyone but I just finished watching Damages. I know I’m late to the party but WOW! It was really good.

I’m on vacation this week so I’ll be watching American Rust and White Lotus. Any other recommendations? I’ve seen Mad Men and the Sopranos. Maybe I’ll watch The Wire.

by Anonymousreply 262November 29, 2021 6:46 PM

I'll try it R261. If you're right, I'll buy you an imaginary toffee apple.

by Anonymousreply 263November 29, 2021 6:48 PM

Right now I’m eating my salad 🥗 with Bragg organic vinaigrette. I keep it in the refrigerator so it congealed. I had to leave it on the counter for a while which delayed my lunch by ten minutes but it couldn’t be helped.

by Anonymousreply 264November 29, 2021 7:01 PM

I suggest you read the manual.

by Anonymousreply 265November 29, 2021 7:01 PM

[quote]I find myself awash in Michaels vouchers; tomorrow, I intend to return some items and purchase a picture frame.

I never return anything. Too whelming. It seems to be something that frauen spend a lot of time doing. If I'm not sure whether I want something, I don't buy it.

by Anonymousreply 266November 29, 2021 7:06 PM

R265- Yes it does say on the side - Natural solids may form if refrigerated and will dissolve at room temperature.

by Anonymousreply 267November 29, 2021 7:06 PM

[quote]My fingernails are always dirty.

Have you been digging in the soil at Tara, like Scarlett and her sisters?

by Anonymousreply 268November 29, 2021 7:09 PM

Posting from my brand new iPad Pro. The Apple store ran some tests to make sure I hadn’t removed expensive components before the exchange. First thing I did was put on the screen protector I had purchased but never installed. Not sure it would have saved the day, but I’ve never cracked a screen with a protector on.

by Anonymousreply 269November 29, 2021 9:14 PM

I miss drugstore.com.

by Anonymousreply 270November 29, 2021 9:34 PM

I should get up and make myself something to eat, but I'm as lazy as I am hungry.

by Anonymousreply 271November 29, 2021 9:36 PM

[quote]I miss drugstore.com.

I miss quaaludes.

by Anonymousreply 272November 29, 2021 9:56 PM

Hi senior r236

by Anonymousreply 273November 29, 2021 11:57 PM

I’m not Spanish.

by Anonymousreply 274November 30, 2021 12:02 AM

Senior citizen, Rose!

by Anonymousreply 275November 30, 2021 12:06 AM

Not that either.

by Anonymousreply 276November 30, 2021 12:11 AM

You’re a liar too.

by Anonymousreply 277November 30, 2021 12:17 AM


by Anonymousreply 278November 30, 2021 12:26 AM

I've had a sweet taste in my mouth for a few days now. It's even there when I wake up, when I haven't eaten for several hours. According to Google, it may be a symptom of COVID. Oh joy.

by Anonymousreply 279November 30, 2021 1:02 AM

Can I have your stuff, r279? Got anything good?

by Anonymousreply 280November 30, 2021 2:15 AM

R273 would you mind going elsewhere? Your hostility towards the other poster is beginning to whelm me.

by Anonymousreply 281November 30, 2021 2:16 AM

R280, I'm a bit of a hoarder, so you'll end up with such treasures as a box full of VHS tapes that I've always meant to digitise but never got round to.

by Anonymousreply 282November 30, 2021 2:41 AM

Never mind, r279. 😐

by Anonymousreply 283November 30, 2021 2:58 AM

I'm not eating breakfast tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 284November 30, 2021 2:59 AM

My wrist is sore but I don't remember hurting it.

by Anonymousreply 285November 30, 2021 3:54 AM

I'm going to do my Spanish lesson soon on Duolingo.

by Anonymousreply 286November 30, 2021 3:56 AM

This is an underwhelming video from youtube

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by Anonymousreply 287November 30, 2021 3:58 AM

I had red potatoes covered in tuna, cheese and stir-fried broccoli, shrooms and green onions for dinner. It was so underwhelming I thought for a moment I might lose consciousness. I didnt, though.

by Anonymousreply 288November 30, 2021 4:01 AM

I should go to bed but I am too tired.

by Anonymousreply 289November 30, 2021 4:08 AM

It's the middle of the night here in London. I'm watching videos like this. Actually it's incredibly well made. British TV should use some of these YouTube people. But British TV is stale, so they don't.

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by Anonymousreply 290November 30, 2021 4:09 AM

I already did mine, R286.

Eddy's voice is hot.

by Anonymousreply 291November 30, 2021 4:44 AM

My Youtube secret, R290, is that it' actually better than any TV channel (or bundle of channels) ever was, because there's so much there if you can curate your subscriptions down to the very nichest of your personal niche interests it's like being a prince and having a bespoke cable package made just for you. Which I imagine is what princes do.

I am going to check out your video.

Glad to hear the whelming left you conscious, R288.

by Anonymousreply 292November 30, 2021 4:52 AM

I bought some spices from trendy spice seller Burlap and Barrel. They did not whelm. 2 tasted distinctly not fresh and 1 smelled and tasted of something it wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 293November 30, 2021 5:47 AM

It is such a pleasure to be underwhelmed for a change. Carry on y’all!

by Anonymousreply 294November 30, 2021 8:44 AM

My dog has hip dysplasia but this morning she was like her younger self, playing with fallen leaves and snow. It was comforting to see this.

by Anonymousreply 295November 30, 2021 11:26 AM

My tire light was on yesterday so I put air in ALL four tires of my Subaru this morning . I really feel like I accomplished something today.

by Anonymousreply 296November 30, 2021 3:07 PM

[quote]I can just barely remember Sandy Duncan from some TV show she was in in the early '70s. Well, and Wheat Thins. What is she doing now, I wonder?

Playing with her glass eye and hoping to have a bowel movement...

She's at least 75, what do you want from her

by Anonymousreply 297November 30, 2021 3:32 PM

The tire warning takes over my entire dashboard, R296, rather than just an indicator.

by Anonymousreply 298November 30, 2021 4:02 PM

Inflating tires is completely whelming for me, don't know why. I let them get almost flat before I finally fill them (or usually get my brother to do it).

by Anonymousreply 299November 30, 2021 4:13 PM

It’s dirty work.

by Anonymousreply 300November 30, 2021 4:52 PM

I love lying in my warm bed...

and reading the Underwhelmed threads...

by Anonymousreply 301November 30, 2021 4:59 PM

And apparently not cold!

by Anonymousreply 302November 30, 2021 5:01 PM

We’re Datalounge’s pillow talk.

by Anonymousreply 303November 30, 2021 5:02 PM

It’s snowing and it’s 41 degrees.

by Anonymousreply 304November 30, 2021 5:08 PM

Sometimes I think I should make more of an effort to understand when and why my laptop and phone update. It seems to be working fine though, so I just stay out of the way.

by Anonymousreply 305November 30, 2021 5:18 PM

My old Mac won't turn on and my even older back up Mac is having issues - I can't move the pointer. I am now using my old gaming laptop, which is very heavy and gets quite hot.

by Anonymousreply 306November 30, 2021 5:37 PM

No Selectric r306?

by Anonymousreply 307November 30, 2021 5:38 PM

You do know you can post on Datalounge with a mobile device such as a phone or tablet?

by Anonymousreply 308November 30, 2021 5:56 PM

Not with these eyes, R308.

by Anonymousreply 309November 30, 2021 6:06 PM

Macs just work!

Heh heh heh heh....

by Anonymousreply 310November 30, 2021 6:10 PM

[quote]Playing with her glass eye and hoping to have a bowel movement.

Sandy Duncan doesn't have a glass eye, contrary to popular belief. She lost the vision in one eye as a result of brain tumor surgery.

by Anonymousreply 311November 30, 2021 7:08 PM

It's 73F here - palm trees everywhere I look. Saw another flock of "black flamingoes" (actually, Muscovy ducks) on my walk to lunch; they seem like vultures as they hang out by garbage bins.

by Anonymousreply 312November 30, 2021 7:10 PM

So many people had wonky eyes in the 1970s. Sandy Duncan, Sammy Davis Jr., Marty Feldman.

by Anonymousreply 313November 30, 2021 9:33 PM

R313- Don't forget Karen Black.

by Anonymousreply 314November 30, 2021 9:48 PM

[quote]So many people had wonky eyes in the 1970s. Sandy Duncan, Sammy Davis Jr., Marty Feldman.

Unlike Sandy, Sammy did have a glass eye.

by Anonymousreply 315November 30, 2021 9:52 PM

Peter Falk!

by Anonymousreply 316November 30, 2021 10:01 PM

[quote]Peter Falk!

Also had a glass eye.

by Anonymousreply 317December 1, 2021 2:30 AM

My car has started telling me to change the oil as it's at 5%. It's also making a slight rattling sound whilst idle which Google tells me could mean it really REALLY needs an oil change. Guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow on my lunch break - please wish me luck that it's nothing more whelming than that.

by Anonymousreply 318December 1, 2021 2:47 AM

R318-You must have a newish car for it to be able to tell you what percentage your oil is at.

by Anonymousreply 319December 1, 2021 3:52 AM

The chip on my debit card is malfunctioning constantly. I need to replace it. I think I can just do that at the bank, but does it take a long time?

by Anonymousreply 320December 1, 2021 3:54 AM

It's only 11:01 pm and I'm already hungry for my breakfast tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 321December 1, 2021 4:01 AM

R319 yes it's a 2018 and it has a few cool little bells and whistles like that. It's very useful. It also tells me my tire pressure. But it's had a lot of issues for being so new and not driven much (my commute is not very far). So I'm underwhelmed by it.

by Anonymousreply 322December 1, 2021 5:58 AM

Assuming you have online banking r320, just log in to your account and you should be able to request a replacement. It will take about a week to arrive. Once you activate the new one, the old one becomes obsolete.

by Anonymousreply 323December 1, 2021 9:02 AM

R322- What kind of car is it? I have a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and one of the power window switches on the drivers door broke and fell off. The dealer had to replace the entire pod ( at no cost) but my warranty ends on December 31 , after that on my own except for the powertrain warranty is still good for two more years. I hope I have no more issues with the car.

by Anonymousreply 324December 1, 2021 2:17 PM

I might need new brakes. Not sure.

by Anonymousreply 325December 1, 2021 2:20 PM

You let the oil get down to 5%! I had my first car servicing eight months after I bought it (new) when I hit roughly 1,500 miles (only driven locally a few miles a day). I was at 35% feeling I was pushing things. I get an email report monthly of the latest computer findings - tires are averaging 34psi, which means refills in near future, but not immediately I suppose.

Let us know how you're doing after the oil change, and please don't let it get nearly that low again!

by Anonymousreply 326December 1, 2021 2:32 PM

R320: I had a spell where my debit card started not working at quite a few businesses. The card was old and scuffed up, so I figured it was shot and ordered a replacement. It made no difference, the card still would not work in the very same businesses where the old one had problems. The problem was the interface between the card and the reading devices. Mine was a Mastercard debit card, in the US, and I've been told in various places that that kind of card is just not scannable magnetically, and they have to input the numbers into their system manually. It's not a common problem, but noticeable. Maybe you're having the same problem...(??).

by Anonymousreply 327December 1, 2021 2:42 PM

This mango I'm eating for my breakfast is delicious- yum.

by Anonymousreply 328December 1, 2021 3:41 PM

I'm going to get a dash cam installed in my car this afternoon. My friend was involved a pretty nasty accident and the other driver tried to lie to insurance, luckily she had dash cam footage.

by Anonymousreply 329December 1, 2021 4:11 PM

R 317 that's EXACTLY what happens to my Mastercard here in London.

by Anonymousreply 330December 1, 2021 4:19 PM

sorry - R327

by Anonymousreply 331December 1, 2021 4:19 PM

^It's actually the card reader tech that won't scan the card. - R327

by Anonymousreply 332December 1, 2021 4:59 PM

My package was pilfered. The most expensive item was not in my shipment from Kiehl’s. A liter of Amino Acid Shampoo. They probably shipped it since they used a box too big for the items that were delivered. Ironically, after I ordered the shampoo I realized that I already had one in the house and thus the order was a mistake, so if they just give me a refund it will have worked out rather well for me.

by Anonymousreply 333December 1, 2021 6:07 PM

My neighbor is doing what looks like Qigong in her driveway.

by Anonymousreply 334December 1, 2021 9:06 PM

The Christmas 🎄 I ordered online arrived today. It's OK not great not ugly just OK. The height of 8 feet is good but it's a bit on the thin side

by Anonymousreply 335December 1, 2021 9:27 PM

The wedding happened. For the most part I rode it out on my couch, with my cat & a cocktail. The opportunity for ‘whelmed’ was there though.

by Anonymousreply 336December 1, 2021 10:28 PM

You did double as the doormat, didn't you r336?

by Anonymousreply 337December 1, 2021 11:05 PM

A high school classmate just died. While they have not said anything about the cause, she was recently attacked by a moose

by Anonymousreply 338December 2, 2021 2:03 AM

^sorry if that whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 339December 2, 2021 2:17 AM


I bought a new fancy pantsy electric cordless vacuum cleaner half price in the Black Friday Amazon sale.

It's overwhelming in that it pulls you along, rather than you pushing it around. It does its job but I feel it just skims over the top of the carpet. I DON'T walk into this room later on and think 'WHOA! I vacuumed this room earlier. Feels so good 'n' fresh." So by and large i'd say underwhelming and will keep my old machines that are heavy and bulky but do a better job.

So now I have three vacuum cleaners.

by Anonymousreply 340December 2, 2021 3:22 AM

I bought unbleached flour by accident. The Internet says it doesn't really matter. I don't know what's gotten into me.

by Anonymousreply 341December 2, 2021 3:30 AM

R341, I always use King Arthur flour, which proudly declares on its label that it's never bleached.

by Anonymousreply 342December 2, 2021 3:34 AM

[quote]here. The cheesecake turned out fine. It did crack in the middle though.

Cooled too quickly so it whelmed the cheesecake. You should cool it in a more underwhelming fashion.

by Anonymousreply 343December 2, 2021 4:05 AM

R342 I've never used it before.

by Anonymousreply 344December 2, 2021 4:52 AM

I said “attacked by a moose.”


by Anonymousreply 345December 2, 2021 4:54 AM

You reminded me of the Christmas Moose, R345/R338, so I was feeling whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 346December 2, 2021 4:57 AM

Use a bain marie when baking a cheesecake. Then it won't crack.

It's just a pan of water. You can't realistically be whelmed by that.

by Anonymousreply 347December 2, 2021 5:00 AM

I want to try my hand at making Yorkshire pudding, but when I asked my mom how my grandmother made it, the whole process sounded intimidating, so now I don't know if I'll bother.

by Anonymousreply 348December 2, 2021 5:02 AM

Chill, R438. You'll get overwhelmed.

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by Anonymousreply 349December 2, 2021 5:22 AM

[quote]You let the oil get down to 5%!

I didn't though, is the thing - it just said that out of the blue without any prior warning! I have a very short commute (I actually work from home part time) and don't often take long drives; the car is very low mileage, and its last oil change was in September 2021.

I asked them to take a look at it when I took it in for the oil change today, because the whole thing struck me as odd (the mechanic agreed) and it turns out there's a valve leak that's making it leak oil. Very simple quick fix and it's covered by the car's extended warranty, so bullet dodged and all is well, but thank you for worrying about me and my car (not being sarcastic).

by Anonymousreply 350December 2, 2021 5:33 AM


I had some paintings/portraits I inherited. They were quite good paintings but I don't really like portraits of people I don't know all over my house, it's overwhelming, quite frankly., so I took them to auction.

The auction house woman was very snitty about two of them by a particular artist but agreed to try to sell them for me. The night before the auction she frantically emailed me to ask if she could lower the reserve price to £500 on one of them "to ensure we sell it"...that particular painting sold for £4,400. They other one by the same artist did almost as well. In fact she underestimated all of them.

It was fun and overwhelming watching the auction online....it was like "OMG - here we go...one of mine...keep going...keep going".

by Anonymousreply 351December 2, 2021 8:53 AM

I don't know, R351, I feel mildly whelmed by that post. Perhaps your post would be more appropriate in the I Want To Be Somewhat Whelmed thread?

Need to lie down for a few mins now. Thanks a lot.

by Anonymousreply 352December 2, 2021 9:37 AM

[quote]I don't know, [R351], I feel mildly whelmed by that post. Perhaps your post would be more appropriate in the I Want To Be Somewhat Whelmed thread?

I'm so sorry. BUT "mildly" whelmed and you need to lie down?

by Anonymousreply 353December 2, 2021 9:43 AM

Oh dear now I have to crumble a xanax into a cup of warm milk before my lie down, R353.

by Anonymousreply 354December 2, 2021 9:55 AM

I never understood the appeal of Sammy Davis Jr. He was an unusual looking dude with zero sex appeal. I know he had vocal ability, was an entertainer, and was apart of the rat pack. I saw him guest star as his latter-day self on an old episode of Charlie's Angels and I kept thinking "this was the absolute worst CA episode".

by Anonymousreply 355December 2, 2021 10:21 AM

Perhaps r352 just enjoys a nice lie-down r353.

by Anonymousreply 356December 2, 2021 11:15 AM

Sometimes there's just so many things to think about I have to slow myself down.

by Anonymousreply 357December 2, 2021 1:54 PM

R340 - are you sure there isn't a dial to adjust for deepness that you're missing? Tomorrow I'm having a rare visitor, so later today will dig out the incredibly bulky vacuum of my mother's; she has a cleaning woman who brings her own.

by Anonymousreply 358December 2, 2021 2:24 PM

I cleaned out my garage today. Well, sort of. I couldn’t get the lids off all the paint cans. I need to put cat litter in them to soak up the oil. Then I throw them out with the regular trash. Guess I’ll have to find an alternative so I can dispose of them properly.

I did vacuum the garage with my shop vac. No more leaves and most of the cobwebs are gone. I guess the spiders will be mad at me.

by Anonymousreply 359December 2, 2021 9:17 PM

Oil paint is LITERALLY hazardous waste. Dispose of properly.

by Anonymousreply 360December 2, 2021 9:20 PM

I will, R360. I’m sure there’s somewhere I can take them; even if I have to pay for disposal. My county is very good with things like this.

by Anonymousreply 361December 2, 2021 9:24 PM

Well I rubbed some vitamin e oil I bought from Trader Joe’s into my asshole to make it more soft, supple and beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 362December 2, 2021 9:44 PM

I fixed the issue with my phone refusing to fast charge, by re-installing the Michaels app.

by Anonymousreply 363December 2, 2021 10:02 PM

R362 Was this in response to a specific reply or all of them?

by Anonymousreply 364December 3, 2021 2:05 AM

I'm horny

by Anonymousreply 365December 3, 2021 4:41 AM

I bought some more Weck jars (I would say these are the only jars worth having if you plan to store them somewhere visible but that might whelm) and planned to wash them today so they would be ready to fill tomorrow. But then I didn't feel like washing them so they're all waiting beside the sink.

by Anonymousreply 366December 3, 2021 7:49 AM

Why bother, R366? They're clean... enough.

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