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I want to be underwhelmed - Back to School Edition 📚

You remember school, don’t ya?

by Anonymousreply 600September 18, 2023 2:27 PM

Where were we?

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by Anonymousreply 1August 13, 2023 12:36 PM

The Back-to-School Edition already? I'm whelmed by how quickly this year seems to be going by.

by Anonymousreply 2August 13, 2023 8:08 PM

My 2nd favorite time of the year

by Anonymousreply 3August 14, 2023 3:25 AM

I want moleskin pants, but it may be too hot to wear them.

by Anonymousreply 4August 14, 2023 9:54 PM

They even sound too hot, R4.

by Anonymousreply 5August 14, 2023 9:57 PM

I saw the bus drivers practicing in my neighborhood the other day.

by Anonymousreply 6August 14, 2023 10:00 PM

When I went to school be went back the Wednesday after Labor Day and got out on Flag Day. All twelve years.

by Anonymousreply 7August 14, 2023 10:08 PM

Correction - we got out late May senior year and graduated in June.

by Anonymousreply 8August 14, 2023 10:10 PM

Our schools start on Wednesday. So unfair when the pools are open just a few more weeks.

by Anonymousreply 9August 14, 2023 10:47 PM

I’m watching 227 on Pluto

by Anonymousreply 10August 14, 2023 11:02 PM

Late summer ☀️

by Anonymousreply 11August 15, 2023 1:05 AM

These Walkers shortbread cookies are good!

by Anonymousreply 12August 15, 2023 3:13 AM

The owls are hooting it up tonight and I noticed a couple of orange leaves on one of my maple trees today. I love summer and don't want it to end.

by Anonymousreply 13August 15, 2023 3:14 AM

From the previous thread.

[quote]Everything was broken today. Luckily, an electrician was able to come to the house and now my stove works so I'm cooking!

Was the Datalounge plugged in at your house near the stove by any chance? Is that what happened this morning?

by Anonymousreply 14August 15, 2023 4:39 AM

Yes, R14, it's all connected. Weird day but it got better.

by Anonymousreply 15August 15, 2023 4:42 AM

This is how the instructions for the water filter in my coffee maker explained that it was no longer possible (or, allegedly, necessary) to adjust the filter’s water hardness setting:

“To install, simply follow the steps required with the original cartridge; the only difference is that the “aroma adjustment” has been omitted—blending and flow correspond to average usage and consumption and have been embedded in the design.”

Clear?

by Anonymousreply 16August 15, 2023 1:03 PM

Is it fall yet?

by Anonymousreply 17August 15, 2023 1:38 PM

Oh, just go ahead and cradle the damn mug.

by Anonymousreply 18August 15, 2023 2:04 PM

Every damn site or business I deal with these days has to send me an email survey begging me to love them. And now, if I ignore it, they start sending nagging reminders to fill out their damn survey. No, I don't care to rate how my TollTag renewal was, thank you.

by Anonymousreply 19August 15, 2023 2:29 PM

I find rating things to be very stressful. Everyone wants a perfect score, but nobody is perfect.

by Anonymousreply 20August 15, 2023 2:56 PM

I bought a fantastic new coffee maker, and will need someone to peel me from the ceiling if I have one more pot.

by Anonymousreply 21August 15, 2023 3:11 PM

I have to go back to the dentist for “deep cleaning” today. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 22August 15, 2023 3:25 PM

Ask for lidocaine or novacaine.

by Anonymousreply 23August 15, 2023 3:30 PM

They give it to me before they start, which means the needle. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 24August 15, 2023 3:31 PM

I'm pretty sure I'm being catfished on Facebook, but I'm playing along because I'm bored.

by Anonymousreply 25August 15, 2023 3:43 PM

[quote] They give it to me before they start, which means the needle. Ugh.

There's liquid lidocaine, which doesn't require a needle. It's topical. The needle w/the novacaine is more numbing, though.

by Anonymousreply 26August 15, 2023 3:51 PM

^hmmmmm

by Anonymousreply 27August 15, 2023 4:07 PM

I'm a big baby at the dentist, when I needed a periodontal cleaning I requested nitrous gas. BTW, is there anything more whelming than talking about going to the dentist?

by Anonymousreply 28August 15, 2023 5:17 PM

Yes, R28, actually going to the dentist. I've had a series of appointments recently and I'm in a permanent state of whelm.

by Anonymousreply 29August 15, 2023 5:21 PM

Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 30August 15, 2023 5:23 PM

Thank you. Nothing new for me, really.

by Anonymousreply 31August 15, 2023 5:25 PM

I need a new suit for a wedding a month from now. I lost weight during the pandemic, nothing fits, and I retired seven years ago so even if I had one that did fit, it's probably out of style.

You can be underwhelmed. I need to find a suit. Thus far it appears to whelm me.

by Anonymousreply 32August 15, 2023 7:31 PM

So I got topical anesthesia before the shots. Only mild discomfort.

by Anonymousreply 33August 15, 2023 10:35 PM

At least it’s not for a funeral.

by Anonymousreply 34August 15, 2023 10:36 PM

Last night I started binging Billions with that hot ginger Damian Lewis. Anyhow parts of some episodes repeated in may dreams last night. Almost like my brain was set to pvr.

by Anonymousreply 35August 15, 2023 10:45 PM

No R34, you’re right. And a closer look in the back of the closet revealed a perfectly-fitting and relatively narrow-lapeled ivory/tan cashmere and wool Hugo Boss jacket. Which I couldn’t wear to a funeral. White shirt, black tie, black slacks and shoes I have. I can’t believe I still have it let alone could find it let alone can wear it again. Keep anything long enough and it comes back in style. There was a bar receipt in one of the pockets from Christmas of 1999 so I know I’ve had it long enough.

I’m right back to being underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 36August 15, 2023 11:58 PM

I went to Walmart's website to buy Doritos and here are my flavor choices (would you be whelmed?):

Nacho Cheese

Cool Ranch

Sweet & Tangy BBQ

Spicy Nacho

Spicy Sweet Chili

Flamin' Hot Nacho

White Cheddar

Flamin' Hot Cool Ranch

Chile Limon

Flamas

Tapatio

Spicy Pineapple Jalapeno

Taco

Hot Mustard

Salsa Verde

Flamin' Hot Limon

Sweet Chili Heat

Tangy Pickle

Zesty Cheese (imported from Canada)

Dinamita Flamin Hot Chile Limon

Pizzaroles

Incognita

3D (no clue what that is, but it's a bright yellow bag)

3D Crunchy Spicy Ranch (different color bag than above)

3D Crunchy Chili Cheese Nacho

Smoky Chile Queso

Screamin' Sriracha

Flamin' Hot Queso

Tangy Fiery Lime

Hot Honey Mustard

Hot Chicken Wings

Extra Flamin' Hot

by Anonymousreply 37August 16, 2023 4:21 AM

There are three relevant choices for Doritos:

Taco

Nacho cheese

Cool Ranch

by Anonymousreply 38August 16, 2023 4:30 AM

I wonder which is the better seller. Judging by the supermarket displays I'd say Cool Ranch. That's my go-to Dorito.

by Anonymousreply 39August 16, 2023 4:49 AM

I would try the salsa verde.

by Anonymousreply 40August 16, 2023 5:04 AM

It’s going to be house frau season in about a week. Overpriced spiced lattes will be talk of the town!

by Anonymousreply 41August 16, 2023 5:14 AM

Doritos no longer give my body the trans fats it demands, so I’ve had to go off-label for my salty corn snacks.

by Anonymousreply 42August 16, 2023 5:51 AM

Honestly, the number of choices has me paralyzed, I was just going to go for my standard Cool Ranch, but now I can't decide if I want to try some of the newer flavors. What if they're terrible?

by Anonymousreply 43August 16, 2023 5:56 AM

R19, R20, I am right there with you. I have to create, review, and analyze surveys at work all the time (health research) and I feel like my surveys are important for the work I do, but I get so overwhelmed by all the “rate your Door Dash experience” type evaluations that come with everything that even *I* don’t respond to legitimate and necessary surveys a lot of the time. ☹️

But since I replied to your posts, please take a moment to provide feedback on my response at the link below. It will help me create better responses to you in the future!

Oh, and for dinner, I had street tacos that had minced jalapeño on them and then I went to use the restroom but didn’t wash my hands BEFORE I used it, only after. You probably know how that story ends. 😒

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by Anonymousreply 44August 16, 2023 5:58 AM

Or worse, what if I like a new flavor, and they stop making it because it's not a big seller. THEN WHAT?

by Anonymousreply 45August 16, 2023 5:59 AM

The overwhelming variety of choices of Doritos reminded me of the book "Future Shock," which I read many years ago. One of the author's predictions was that there would be an overwhelming variety of choices for just about everything.

by Anonymousreply 46August 16, 2023 8:40 AM

What the actual fuck is wrong with plain Doritos?

by Anonymousreply 47August 16, 2023 8:46 AM

I celebrated a significant drop in my a1c after changing my diet with a bag of Sweet Chilli Doritos. They weren’t as good as I remembered them, left me feeling a bit queasy (of course I ate the whole bag in one day) and I gained more than a pound.

by Anonymousreply 48August 16, 2023 12:45 PM

R47, I think they should ditch the plain Dorito and make cool ranch the official Dorito and the original can become nacho cheese Doritos. In every group, someone outshines the rest and goes on to be the biggest star. Cool Ranch Doritos are the Diana Ross of the Doritos lineup.

by Anonymousreply 49August 16, 2023 12:49 PM

Wow, veterinarians have become expensive. I took my dog in for an exam, update of her vaccines and needed more heartworm and flea/tick medication. It cost me a little over $600.

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by Anonymousreply 50August 16, 2023 7:43 PM

R50, that’s outrageous! I also just got back from the vet where I had TWO cats (that insisted on traveling in the same small carrier because the littler one loves his carrier and naps in it and the bigger one loves the little one and refused to get in his own carrier. I couldn’t get his big butt in so I gave up and he squeezed himself into the carrier with the other one). And exams and vaccines for both combined was only $392. And I do go to the most expensive boutique vet in a big city and ever time I walk out I say “that’s the last time I’m coming here”. I could definitely find a cheaper vet, but they have 5 vets on staff and I like 4 of them. And the last two times I’ve been I was scheduled with the one I absolutely do not like. She’s patronizing and I don’t actually think she’s very good at what she does. I had to email them that she had an error in the notes they sent me immediately after (she said one of my cats had been sneezing for a few days and I told her specifically he has been sneezing since he was adopted in March). I asked them to have her correct that and I specifically put it in an email because she says it’s just allergies and I said I think he has FVR. She looked at me like I was an idiot and asked “What is FVR?” and I said “Feline viral rhinotracheitis”. She doesn’t know me and she doesn’t know what I do for a loving. I’m not a veterinarian and I have huge respect for them because they have to learn the anatomy of a billion different species and breeds and their patients can’t speak, but I do the same thing she does for a living but for people 🙄. I don’t play that card anywhere with anyone (my doctors know because I get my primary at a hospital center I used to work at). I don’t want to influence their judgment and I want them to make the decisions and not let me steamroll them (but unfortunately I have steamrolled my primary care doc more than once.it’s almost his fault. He asks what tests I need ordered and what prescriptions and how I want them written if it’s something I can tell him without him looking up which is basically anything that has to do with infectious diseases.)

Long rant. I hate my vet but you need a new one!!

by Anonymousreply 51August 16, 2023 9:26 PM

I paid $600 for my last vet visit. Just an exam and bloodwork. Private equity firms are buying up vet practices.

by Anonymousreply 52August 16, 2023 10:24 PM

Pumpkin Spice in EVERYTHING! It annoys me; it makes me realize winter is coming.

by Anonymousreply 53August 17, 2023 12:54 AM

[quote] She doesn’t know me and she doesn’t know what I do for a loving.

Better not tell her.

by Anonymousreply 54August 17, 2023 1:07 AM

R53, ugh I hate that we have to endure pumpkin spice season and know that winter is coming and it’ll be White Walker season soon. Two of my least favorite seasons, back-to-back.

by Anonymousreply 55August 17, 2023 1:07 AM

Baked sweet potato

by Anonymousreply 56August 17, 2023 1:23 AM

🤭 R54, I’m assuming you’re referring to my typo. There is nothing I’d do for a loving from this woman. NOTHING. There will be no loving. I’m actually getting angrier as the day goes by about the whole visit.

by Anonymousreply 57August 17, 2023 1:28 AM

The guy who cuts my lawn just told me his mower has died and he’s not getting a new one. Do I buy a mower and do it myself, or find someone else. Perhaps a strapping youth.

by Anonymousreply 58August 17, 2023 10:59 PM

R58 just stop mowing and let grass and weeds cover your house.

by Anonymousreply 59August 17, 2023 11:19 PM

Although, a strapping youth sounds like a fine alternative.

by Anonymousreply 60August 17, 2023 11:21 PM

R70

Is it ok if it's a strapping trans youth?

by Anonymousreply 61August 17, 2023 11:22 PM

R58, how big is the yard?

by Anonymousreply 62August 17, 2023 11:23 PM

R59

Ooops. R59, not R70

Is it ok if it's a strapping trans youth?

by Anonymousreply 63August 17, 2023 11:24 PM

It’s not easy finding a strapping youth. You can’t really say that’s what you’re looking for. People can be so sensitive these days.

by Anonymousreply 64August 17, 2023 11:25 PM

It’s only 1/8 acre property. I could do it myself, but I’d inevitably spend too much money on equipment.

by Anonymousreply 65August 17, 2023 11:26 PM

Just buy a mower and mow your own lawn. 1/8th of an acre sounds do-able. We could all use the exercise.

by Anonymousreply 66August 18, 2023 5:18 AM

Feels like it was only yesterday that school was out for the summer and now suddenly it's back to school and Christmas 🎄 is around the corner

by Anonymousreply 67August 18, 2023 3:25 PM

R67 Yeah, Christmas isn’t “right around the corner”. That is a marketing ploy you’ve been fed so you will spend $.

by Anonymousreply 68August 18, 2023 6:22 PM

I went to the farmer's market this afternoon and bought 1.5 lbs. of green peanuts -- first of the season!

They are cooking in my pressure cooker as I type.

by Anonymousreply 69August 18, 2023 9:02 PM

Christmas isn't around the corner, but I do agree that fall seems to go quickly. I don't even Christmas shop or stress out over the holidays. I do try to avoid certain places though (as it gets closer to X-mas): the mall, the Post Office.

by Anonymousreply 70August 18, 2023 9:21 PM

At 69 it often takes me a little more time to get around corners.

by Anonymousreply 71August 18, 2023 10:10 PM

At 69 it often takes me a little more time to get around corners.

by Anonymousreply 72August 18, 2023 10:10 PM

R69 - I have never in my life heard of green peanuts - must go look at Google!

by Anonymousreply 73August 18, 2023 10:28 PM

Tornadoes in New England are becoming a thing. Climate change is scary.

by Anonymousreply 74August 18, 2023 10:37 PM

For my DL friend @ r73:

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by Anonymousreply 75August 18, 2023 10:41 PM

I'm out of coffee.

by Anonymousreply 76August 19, 2023 8:12 AM

Well, that whelmed me.

by Anonymousreply 77August 19, 2023 9:04 AM

I wouldn't be able to get out of bed if I knew there was no coffee in the house, unless I were to go out and buy some, which would be such a whelming thought, I'd just stay in bed.

by Anonymousreply 78August 19, 2023 9:08 AM

listening to the new Randy Crawford compilation - You Might Need Somebody The Warner Bros. Recordings (1976-1993)

by Anonymousreply 79August 19, 2023 4:25 PM

Minnie Driver could easily be made up to portray Meghan Markle in a future biopic.

by Anonymousreply 80August 19, 2023 5:14 PM

The looks are there (it IS uncanny) but she's 53 and yacht girls age out at 30, R80.

OTOH, for a look ahead to what the Duchess of Excess might look like a decade or two from now with much less bronzer:

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by Anonymousreply 81August 19, 2023 5:22 PM

Watch this:

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by Anonymousreply 82August 19, 2023 5:35 PM

There's a guy at the gym I'm infatuated with. I don't know if he is gay or bi, don't know his name, not sure what his story is. He's is doing HIT training and has a rugby player build. We made eye contact in the locker room one time when I was going in to take a leak. He's likely 20 years younger than me ,I'm trying to quell this obsession. I don't get a vibe that he's trying to avoid me we seem to be at the gym at the same time frequently. Can't stop thinking about him. He's definitely not the most muscular or best looking but I'm attracted.

by Anonymousreply 83August 19, 2023 5:37 PM

I need to clean so I bought some all natural cleaning stuff and now it’s still on the counter while I watch Casino.

by Anonymousreply 84August 19, 2023 6:18 PM

Minnie Driver doesn’t seem to be mean-spirited enough to get involved with that bullshit. But, I only know her from comedy.

by Anonymousreply 85August 19, 2023 6:20 PM

Fucking chiggers

by Anonymousreply 86August 19, 2023 6:50 PM

[quote]Minnie Driver could easily be made up to portray Meghan Markle in a future biopic.

Could we please keep Meghan Markle off the "underwhelmed" threads? There are more than enough DL threads available to satisfy all the Klan Grannies who can't stop talking about how much they hate her.

by Anonymousreply 87August 19, 2023 7:04 PM

Minnie driver is like 6 ft tall and had an enormous head. Huuge!!!

by Anonymousreply 88August 19, 2023 11:41 PM

Don't wait until his fist hits your face, R83. I said the wrong thing at the wrong time. Been there, done that.

by Anonymousreply 89August 20, 2023 12:40 AM

I wonder if DJT ever tries to contact Dyan Cannon confusing her with Aileen Cannon.

by Anonymousreply 90August 20, 2023 2:10 AM

Point taken R89 I need to be sensible . Thank you for the insight .

by Anonymousreply 91August 20, 2023 2:26 AM

I took a long nap this afternoon and now I'm wide awake at 11:30 PM eastern.

by Anonymousreply 92August 20, 2023 3:25 AM

I don't particularly care for The Beverly Hillbillies episodes with Cousin Pearl and Jethrine.

by Anonymousreply 93August 21, 2023 2:46 PM

Someone tried to steal my 9 year-old son's bike from the bike rack at school last week, and they messed up his brake cables. Now I have to hurry and find another decent used bike.

High quality used bikes are the way to go because you can get a used Trek bike that was $700 for $150, used. Or you can get a brand new, extraordinarily awful prison sweatshop bike (that will impale you via your diaphragm when the handlebars spontaneously slip out of the frame) from Walmart for $150. It took me a few. years to figure this out, so I am passing it on.

by Anonymousreply 94August 21, 2023 3:26 PM

The four Canada Geese that I'm always chasing out of my yard were standing in the middle of the road a few houses down so I stuck my head out the car window and said "Shoo!" They know me and probably think I'm stalking them now. Good.

by Anonymousreply 95August 21, 2023 5:48 PM

Watch out for cousin asshole!

by Anonymousreply 96August 21, 2023 5:54 PM

Cambridge has announced they've OK'd cross-sidewalk EV charging, meaning you can park at the curb and plug into the car with a cable that comes from your house. You're supposed to use a cord cover as it crosses the sidewalk.

I'd like to be underwhelmed thinking, "Hey, good idea - not everyone has a driveway or a garage" but I know some asshole won't cover it, someone will trip over it and the city (meaning, of course, the taxpayers) will be on the hook for the insurance payout.

by Anonymousreply 97August 21, 2023 6:10 PM

Careful r95. Geese can be vicious.

by Anonymousreply 98August 21, 2023 6:23 PM

Why would the city be on the hook? If the driver didn’t use a cord cover, he’s liable.

by Anonymousreply 99August 21, 2023 6:32 PM

R95, There's a large pond in my neighborhood and I used to like to slow down my car adjacent to their shade tree and scream at them to go back to their own country.

I've been crazy about birds, all birds, my entire life and I often slow down and yell at the neighborhood crows, grackles and Mockingbirds when I see them in someone else's yard after I put food out for them in my own yard.

I stopped after I downloaded the Nextdoor app and saw that half my subdivision posts security camera footage of anything out of the ordinary, which doesn't take much for these bores.

by Anonymousreply 100August 21, 2023 6:33 PM

R99 Sidewalks are a public way owned by the city but here taxed as an improvement to the personal property of the homeowner whose frontage they cover and despite not owning the sidewalks the abutting homeowner whose clear passage (salting, sanding, and shoveling in the winter, sweeping in the summer) efforts to maintain that sidewalk are the sole responsibility of the homeowner.) They'll fix it if it cracks, but it's yours until they do

An attorney for someone seriously injured tripping over a unsecured cord across the sidewalk would investigate the assets and insurance coverage of the person charging the car. Since it's not a moving violation, it's not covered under the auto policy and one would hope that a home owner but especially a renter would have some coverage for the contents of their unit and for liability. If they don't, or if they do and the lawyers are seeking a larger award, any lawyer would go after the city for promulgating a potential hazard on a public way and not demanding and enforcing its correct placement. And rather than fight it in court, the city will attempt to come to a settlement so as not to risk going to court and having a jury find them liable for even more extensive and expensive damages.

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by Anonymousreply 101August 21, 2023 7:05 PM

I’m not afraid to give voice to my stupid ass thoughts

by Anonymousreply 102August 21, 2023 9:32 PM

I have loudly lectured the neighborhood crows - I told them they can’t grow big and strong eating fast food shit.

They mock me.

Some little fuckers are just too good for tofu. When they come stumbling by begging for Boniva I’ll mock them. Assholes.

by Anonymousreply 103August 21, 2023 10:00 PM

I noticed the difference in intelligence levels in the local birds.

One type of bird seems stupid. When a car is behind them, they hop forwards (still in the path of the car).

The other type of bird seems smart. When a car is behind them, they hop to the side of the road. They take their time, but they hop to the side of the road and out of the way.

by Anonymousreply 104August 21, 2023 10:32 PM

[quote] I have loudly lectured the neighborhood crows - I told them they can’t grow big and strong eating fast food shit.

[quote]They mock me.

Don’t do that! Crows are very smart and can be trained to steal for you and attack your enemies. You want them on your side. Who doesn’t want an army that will steal for you and attack people you don’t like?

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by Anonymousreply 105August 22, 2023 12:05 AM

Yeah, crows are awesome and if they befriend you will keep less desirable birds from your property.

I have stye in my little eye, and now that eye has a twitch. Woke up with the stye on Thursday, twitch started today. Think I need to go see the eye doctor.

by Anonymousreply 106August 22, 2023 12:52 AM

I just discovered my Siamese Trixie has a green tattoo below her 5th and 6th nipples !!! I am afraid she joined a gang !!!!

by Anonymousreply 107August 22, 2023 1:01 AM

Is she a rescue cat r107?

by Anonymousreply 108August 22, 2023 1:07 AM

Yes R108

by Anonymousreply 109August 22, 2023 1:12 AM

Maybe she was tattooed because she was a show cat r107 or from her time in the shelter. Or was a breeder cat. But I like to think she was a show cat.

by Anonymousreply 110August 22, 2023 1:25 AM

When I win a game of Solitaire and the little message pops up telling me I beat "99.9% of all players" I don't believe them. I think they're just blowing smoke up my backside so I'll continue to play.

by Anonymousreply 111August 22, 2023 2:36 AM

Late mid August

by Anonymousreply 112August 22, 2023 11:27 AM

I was in a doctors waiting room when a MAGA said Biden;s appointments are terrible and based solely on skin color and gender. I couldn’t help myself. I turned and asked “What about Trump’s appointments? He fired most of them and called his own people idiots.” He just smiled blankly and changed the subject.

I didn’t feel better, but it wasn’t my fault. He started it. There’s a reason they have the TV tuned to HGTV in waiting rooms.

by Anonymousreply 113August 22, 2023 12:20 PM

I let a lesbian cut my hair. Mistake.

by Anonymousreply 114August 22, 2023 1:04 PM

Do you have lesbian hair now, R114?

by Anonymousreply 115August 22, 2023 1:08 PM

I have become disenchanted with my Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Creme Creamer.

by Anonymousreply 116August 22, 2023 1:24 PM

I do have lesbian hair!

by Anonymousreply 117August 22, 2023 1:33 PM

The chill in the air this morning is heaven.

by Anonymousreply 118August 22, 2023 2:16 PM

It was, R118. Unfortunately I was up early to enjoy it this morning on my way to the podiatrist.

He's not hell, but he's not in heaven at 8 am, either. Which is fair enough. Neither am I.

Heavenly chill in the air notwithstanding.

by Anonymousreply 119August 22, 2023 2:21 PM

I currently have a version of Jessica Fletcher’s hairstyle that makes want to pop a collar, put on some Keds, and go out to find a dear dead friend!

by Anonymousreply 120August 22, 2023 5:32 PM

Sometimes we have to do more than merely want something to ensure it happens, r120.

by Anonymousreply 121August 22, 2023 6:33 PM

R107, I’m not saying Trixie [italic]isnt’t[/italic] in a gang (she probably is) but vets put those on tattoos on spayed female cats so that if they get lost and picked up and taken to a shelter, before another vet tried to spay her, they’d see the tattoo and know she was already spayed and stop before they did something unnecessary.

My cat just had a little black X on her belly and after I got to know her I wondered if I could get the tattoo redone as a little skull and cross bones. Not seriously enough to ask anyone, but enough that I thought about who I would have to ask.

by Anonymousreply 122August 22, 2023 6:38 PM

R122, why wouldn’t you try a few designs with a finer-point permanent marker?

“Mz Trixie Valourrrrrrr, it’s time for us to make A ART!”

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by Anonymousreply 123August 22, 2023 6:50 PM

My dear cat is going senile and has to announce everything it does with meowing. He's 16 and I love him dearly, but it's getting on my last gay nerve.

by Anonymousreply 124August 22, 2023 8:51 PM

R124 meow back at him every time you are about to do something.

by Anonymousreply 125August 22, 2023 9:18 PM

[quote]He's 16 and I love him dearly, but it's getting on my last gay nerve.

You sound like you really don't love him all that much, actually.

by Anonymousreply 126August 22, 2023 9:21 PM

I cooked up, for the first time, some black-eyed peas. A DL poster in another thread said that he / she preferred black-eyed peas to pinto beans. Well, they're OK, but I think I prefer pinto beans.

by Anonymousreply 127August 22, 2023 10:17 PM

I just finished off a small haggen Dazs strawberry cheescake flavored ice cream. It was melted. Felt like having a milkshake

by Anonymousreply 128August 22, 2023 11:25 PM

I am somewhat whelmed by beans and black eyed peas. They remind me of serious poverty.

by Anonymousreply 129August 22, 2023 11:29 PM

Now I've got tummy ache , burping and farting after eating melted ice cream like it was milkshake

by Anonymousreply 130August 23, 2023 12:28 AM

[quote] I am somewhat whelmed by beans and black eyed peas. They remind me of serious poverty.

Bean cooker, here. I guess cooking dried beans is associated with penny-pinching and poverty. I am just relieved to have learned how to cook beans from dried. I like to think I'm a decent cook, but for the longest time, I just could not get the beans softened. I have noticed that my food / grocery bills have gone down since I learned how to cook beans (from dried).

by Anonymousreply 131August 23, 2023 2:00 AM

I love making Tuscan beans. I soak a pound of cannellini or navy beans overnight, drain them, then cook them with a quarter-cup of EVOO, several cloves of garlic (unpeeled), some sprigs of sage leaves, a little tomato paste, and rinds from some Parmigiano-Reggiano, which I save in the freezer. I salt them after cooking.

Utterly delicious. Don't remind me of poverty in the least. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 132August 23, 2023 2:27 AM

R127, Hi. It ‘s me, I’m the problem, it’s me. I am probably the poster you were referring to you. I do use black-eyed peas in place of pinto beans all the time because they cook about 4 times faster than most beans. But I totally get it if you don’t like them. I love them in refried beans, soups, even baked beans. Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

by Anonymousreply 133August 23, 2023 2:53 AM

[quote]I am somewhat whelmed by beans and black eyed peas. They remind me of serious poverty.

Well, smell Lady Astor at R129.

by Anonymousreply 134August 23, 2023 2:55 AM

R133 - thanks for posting! No problem at all. I'm glad I tried black-eyed peas. Yeah, they did cook fast. I soaked them overnight & they absorbed a ton of water. As soon as they came to a boil (the next day), they were pretty much cooked, already. So, I can see why people like to cook them.

by Anonymousreply 135August 23, 2023 4:37 AM

I wait alone in the heat…

by Anonymousreply 136August 23, 2023 4:48 AM

Don't worry, in a couple months you will be able to wait alone in the cold.

by Anonymousreply 137August 23, 2023 7:51 AM

[quote]You sound like you really don't love him all that much, actually.

Maybe it sounds like it attitudinally, but you are a presumptuous asshole who would be reduced to tears if I told you the full story of me and that cat. That cat has been behaviourally loved like you wouldn't believe. Shame on me for wanting to have uninterrupted sleep for just one night.

by Anonymousreply 138August 23, 2023 8:13 AM

Took Cos for his annual check up on Monday. He's up a 1/2 lb. to 15 which is more than I'd like him to be. But he also has an intestinal virus. Since he's an indoor cat, the vet thinks he got it from something I tracked in on my shoes. I feel terrible. He has medicine that I have to mix with his food but he's not eating much due to the medicine. It's a liquid and I've mixed it with his wet food and and dry food. I don't think he's getting enough of the medicine to do any good. May have to call the vet to see if the meds come in a pill form I can crush up in his wet food.

Sorry to overwhelm. I just needed to get that out.

by Anonymousreply 139August 23, 2023 12:26 PM

My cat has been waking me up in the night, too. And being very pushy demanding of my attention. It turns out that the robot feeder which takes care of her overnight feedings had been unplugged. It lasted on battery backup for a while, but eventually stopped working. Sorry, honey. And I’m sorry I blamed senile personality change.

by Anonymousreply 140August 23, 2023 12:31 PM

Reason #348 Why It’s Best I Live Alone

Picture This: blackness, utter peace, breathing 53 degrees Fahrenheit (I should look up celsius in case this needs to look official some day) air from beneath a nicely weighted linen comforter.

At 4:05am PST, I was awakened by a THUNDER and shifting of my blanket, followed by a not un-pleasant splitting of my ass. As I moved my legs, a mushroom cloud of poison ascended to the ceiling and began disbursing the scent of death everywhere.

I made it to the bathroom in time. Clean shorts. Best fart in years. Would recommend. Yes, I whooped.

by Anonymousreply 141August 23, 2023 5:55 PM

Lately whenever I overeat, I feel sick

by Anonymousreply 142August 23, 2023 6:36 PM

[quote]Lately whenever I overeat, I feel sick.

There would seem to be a pretty simple solution to this problem.

by Anonymousreply 143August 23, 2023 6:48 PM

I'm in the Cavern in Liverpool, waiting for a Beatles tribute act to come on.

by Anonymousreply 144August 23, 2023 6:59 PM

I am making a yellow wax bean salad for dinner tonight. Lovely wax beans from farmers market. Just blanched beans, red onion and a red wine vinaigrette. Probably will have it with chicken breast.

by Anonymousreply 145August 23, 2023 7:10 PM

It’s so hot and humid I’m melting melting, melting.

by Anonymousreply 146August 23, 2023 7:20 PM

Our county has an automated phone alert system they used to notify people to be on the alert for an 80-year old advanced Alzheimer's patient that wandered away from home yesterday afternoon. Neat, except they decided to send it out at 3 a.m., scaring the Bejezus out of everyone.

by Anonymousreply 147August 23, 2023 8:32 PM

I just heard on ET that Heidi Klum eats 9 calories a day

by Anonymousreply 148August 23, 2023 11:45 PM

My friend was hit on by a seemingly straight, married female A List celeb. My friend is female

by Anonymousreply 149August 24, 2023 12:10 AM

[quote]I just heard on ET that Heidi Klum eats 9 calories a day

What a glutton.

by Anonymousreply 150August 24, 2023 12:55 AM

Don’t you pollute our thread with blind item bullshit!

Shoo!

by Anonymousreply 151August 24, 2023 4:08 AM

I am irrationally annoyed that my next door neighbor came into my garage and commented that my garage is "pristine".

by Anonymousreply 152August 24, 2023 3:33 PM

I'm going to the local sports bar later. I'm going to order wings and drink beer. Straight dick would be nice, too.

by Anonymousreply 153August 24, 2023 3:33 PM

Seems like it was a compliment, R152.

by Anonymousreply 154August 24, 2023 4:25 PM

Like I said, I know it's irrational. But he keeps using the word "pristine" and it's rubbing me the wrong way. He has previously come into my house and commented "oh my it's so pristine in here". I've brought a homemade dessert to one of his barbecues and he remarks how "pristine" the fruit slices on top of the dessert are. WTF with the word "pristine"?

by Anonymousreply 155August 24, 2023 6:19 PM

Would you prefer him to use the word "fetid"?

by Anonymousreply 156August 24, 2023 6:32 PM

R155, is it because "pristine" borders on "prissy"?

I think I know why you're irritated.

I once brought poke (raw fish cubes) to a pot luck w/extended family. I placed the bowl of poke in a larger bowl of ice, just to keep it cold. One of my aunts (who is a bitch and disliked me from the time I was a child) said: "You're so perfect," but the look on her face was negative and it was not a compliment.

Neighbor is probably a fucking slob who doesn't clean his toilet and doesn't change his sheets. Just ignore him.

by Anonymousreply 157August 24, 2023 6:33 PM

Yes, r157, that's exactly why I'm irritated! I feel like he's saying "fussy" or as you said prissy.

by Anonymousreply 158August 24, 2023 6:58 PM

He’s basically calling you a fag. Trust.

by Anonymousreply 159August 24, 2023 9:39 PM

Yes, and this is where we sing our simple song:

“We are Siamese if you please. We are Siamese if you don’t please.”

I’m sneaking out to smoke a clove cigarette. It’s pathetic, but I’ll feel a little bad ass.

by Anonymousreply 160August 24, 2023 11:45 PM

I kinda miss smoking clove cigarettes. They were harsh as hell on the throat & lungs, but the taste and smell were nice.

by Anonymousreply 161August 25, 2023 1:44 AM

I think your neighbours has a limited vocabulary and uses "pristine" as his fancy complimentary word.

by Anonymousreply 162August 25, 2023 4:55 AM

Some people get tic-like compulsions to use a word over and over, even when they're aware and growing self conscious of using the word.

It seems like when one gets a song stuck in one's head-- not in the usual way, where the song is simply playing in the background of one's mind-- but when it is aggressively blasts itself at all times. Once when I was under a tremendous amount of both mental and physical stress and very little sleep, I got Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves so invasively, loudly and persistently for three solid weeks-- I thought I might need to go to the doctor, I thought I might have had a brain tumor.

Sorry to change the subject. I was trying to humanize the neighbor. Is there anything else annoying about him? Does he say it in a smarmy way? Is he older? I'm in the minority but I don't think he meant anything bad by it, but we'd have to see the whole scene with audio to know for sure. Do you have dozens of security cameras with audio so we can see for ourselves?

by Anonymousreply 163August 25, 2023 2:16 PM

Or maybe your neighbor just wants to give you a blow job...

by Anonymousreply 164August 25, 2023 2:19 PM

R163, logorrhea can also be a sign of a brain tumor.

by Anonymousreply 165August 25, 2023 2:21 PM

Yeah, maybe he's waiting for you to hit the garage door button and say "You know what else is pristine, Mr. Wilson?" and present hole.

by Anonymousreply 166August 25, 2023 2:22 PM

Yeah, that’s when you wheel out the pommel horse.

You will need pink utility gloves, a green doctor’s gown, and very large pearls.

by Anonymousreply 167August 25, 2023 4:13 PM

This heatwave is wearing me down mentally.

by Anonymousreply 168August 25, 2023 11:20 PM

[quote]Or maybe your neighbor just wants to give you a blow job...

It will be a pristine blow job.

by Anonymousreply 169August 26, 2023 2:04 AM

I refuse to name my coworkers. Once you start, it’s trouble.

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by Anonymousreply 170August 26, 2023 3:05 AM

My kitten is now a full grown cat but he appears to have perma-kitten face. I can’t stand how cute and sweet he is but he’s so incredibly bad that he exhausts me and I hide from him. Fortunately my other cat is totally obsessed with him and he’ll walk up if this guy is with me and give me a look like “I’m here to get my baby. Hand him over.” And then he’ll take him into the other room. Which is actually quite a relief, because this little guy spent all last night sitting on my shoulder and watched an entire horror movie. Like WATCHED. Never looked away, fascinated the entire time. And then when it was over, he turned to me and gently bit me on the nose and then took off.

Cute. Sweet. A real nightmare at times.

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by Anonymousreply 171August 26, 2023 3:42 AM

I just realized it's been a month and we still don't know Sinead O'Connor's cause of death.

by Anonymousreply 172August 26, 2023 6:28 AM

I'm annoyed by the compulsive "Heartstopper" threads.

by Anonymousreply 173August 26, 2023 5:36 PM

Facebook will put a hot guy in my "People You May Know" and when I try to friend them it's refused because "It looks like you might not know this person."

by Anonymousreply 174August 26, 2023 5:54 PM

[quote]I'm annoyed by the compulsive "Heartstopper" threads.

At least they're not as plentiful as the "Our Dear Paul" fecal droppings.

by Anonymousreply 175August 26, 2023 5:59 PM

I just polished off a 40-oz. bottle of Skippy creamy peanut butter.

by Anonymousreply 176August 26, 2023 6:29 PM

My caramelised onions turned out to be more like onion jam.

by Anonymousreply 177August 26, 2023 6:36 PM

r176 I condole you. I have such a weakness for PB, I just eat out right out of the jar with a spoon as a dessert.

by Anonymousreply 178August 26, 2023 7:11 PM

I usually ride the bus home from work and I am not looking forward to school starting again. Teenagers are so fucking ignorant these days.

by Anonymousreply 179August 26, 2023 7:44 PM

R174 Facebook is going the way of MySpace. But instead of whores. FB is comprised of a bunch of geriatrics screaming into the ether about politics. It hasn’t been fun to scroll in years.

by Anonymousreply 180August 26, 2023 7:56 PM

[quote]Facebook will put a hot guy in my "People You May Know" and when I try to friend them it's refused because "It looks like you might not know this person."

Facebook once suggested that I "friend" Tab Hunter. I have no idea why. We had no FB friends in common. But I thought, what the hell, and sent him a friend request. A couple of weeks later, Tab Hunter suddenly died. I still feel just terrible about it, although I'm pretty sure I had nothing to do with his death.

by Anonymousreply 181August 26, 2023 9:07 PM

R181, if you hadn't harassed Tab about being your Facebook friend, he'd be alive today.

by Anonymousreply 182August 26, 2023 9:51 PM

R181 = ASSASSIN!

by Anonymousreply 183August 26, 2023 10:15 PM

Maybe Tab was just overwhelmed by the fact that you'd finally recognized his unvoiced yearning.

by Anonymousreply 184August 26, 2023 10:23 PM

I hear crickets for the first time this year, summer is waning.

by Anonymousreply 185August 27, 2023 12:06 AM

I thought crickets meant that it's still summer.

by Anonymousreply 186August 27, 2023 12:21 AM

Facebook has started putting actual gay porn stars in my "People You May Know." I know they're real because I friended a couple of them.

by Anonymousreply 187August 27, 2023 12:26 AM

Instagram keeps telling me here’s some people to follow that you know! and then suggests Ariana Grande. Um, Instagram, I know *who* Ariana Grande is, but do you really think I KNOW her? Like personally? I’m only following 106 people and Ariana and I have no connections in common. I don’t think I’ve ever even googled her much less posted about her, so if you’re following me around the internet, your algorithm sucks.

by Anonymousreply 188August 27, 2023 12:49 AM

I made banana nut muffins with Kodiak Protein Pancake Mix…not enough brown sugar. Watching HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT with Jean Arthur and Charles Boyer.

by Anonymousreply 189August 27, 2023 1:02 AM

I've been in a bad mood all day. This made me smile, it didn't cure me but for the three minutes of the video I did forget my woes. I wish I had the rhythm of the tall dancer guy in the middle during the telethon scene. One second he is off stage just chilling in the background then music starts and he just snaps into action. I can't dance to save my life and envy those who can.

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by Anonymousreply 190August 27, 2023 3:10 AM

r189 I love me some Jean Arthur.

by Anonymousreply 191August 27, 2023 2:50 PM

R191 she doesn’t always get her props. Very effective onscreen.

by Anonymousreply 192August 27, 2023 4:36 PM

R152, you seem to know more about films starring Jean Arthur than I. Will you recommend a couple?

by Anonymousreply 193August 27, 2023 4:54 PM

I'm not R152, but what about "A Foreign Affair"?

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by Anonymousreply 194August 27, 2023 5:38 PM

And THE MORE THE MERRIER.

by Anonymousreply 195August 27, 2023 6:10 PM

R194 I could never watch a foreign affair. I just can’t! I’d simply die!

by Anonymousreply 196August 27, 2023 6:12 PM

Here's a link to the movie "The More the Merrier" - it holds up surprisingly well.

It's a good movie - and Joel McCrea is hot AF.

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by Anonymousreply 197August 27, 2023 8:56 PM

Matte LeBlanc and Matthew Perry were so skinny and mid hot in.theor youth, during the Friends heyday. David Schwimmer was so/ so. Now noth Matt and Matthew are fat, slobby ageing messes (not trying to be mean, just stating facts) and David Schwimmer is ageing nicely.

by Anonymousreply 198August 27, 2023 10:01 PM

Matte LeBlanc.

If that's not a DL confection, it should be.

by Anonymousreply 199August 27, 2023 10:18 PM

I just got back from vacation this afternoon. My dog is at the kennel and I’m picking him up in the morning. I miss him but it’s nice to have some quiet time with the cat who was left home with a cat sitter. Kitty gave me the cold shoulder for an hour and now she is drool purring on my lap.

I am about to cook dinner and she is going to lose her mind when I give her some of the fresh scallops I brought back with me.

by Anonymousreply 200August 27, 2023 10:51 PM

We’re firing our condo management company and removing our board president from the HOA board this evening and I’m very nervous because I don’t like confrontation. But my neighbors got together earlier this year and told me that they had all decided-I’m the next president. They did this before asking if I wanted to do it. At first I said hell no, but then the condo management company and the president pissed me off so badly, that I went from “no I don’t want to do it” to “ok we’re doing it but we have to be sure we have a plan and enough votes”. We’re a small building so I talked to enough people. We definitely have the votes. Everyone hates both of them so it’s happening tonight, we have more than enough votes to do it, and I’m nervous about the whole thing. But also apparently I plotted a coup.

by Anonymousreply 201August 28, 2023 3:18 AM

Doesn't sound "underwhelming," R201.

by Anonymousreply 202August 28, 2023 3:31 AM

It will be to a lot of people who just want to see these people gone. It’s borderline whelming and underwhelming and definitely about the most boring thing in the world. An HOA.

by Anonymousreply 203August 28, 2023 3:36 AM

Ok. Here’s something truly underwhelming. I took an afternoon nap and I’ve been awake for an hour thinking it was Monday morning. I couldn’t figure out why it was still dark outside. The HOA meeting is TOMORROW.

by Anonymousreply 204August 28, 2023 3:41 AM

Yeah, there's definitely going to be some drama in r201, even if the coup is successful.

by Anonymousreply 205August 28, 2023 3:52 AM

R205, oh we know. The president dated another board member and he dumped her because she’s psychotic. She’s had screaming fits in the hallway and thrown things at people. 😳. She filed complaints against everyone in the building and leaves passive aggressive notes on people’s doors. We put up security cameras as much for security as we did to stop of her from doing it. Now she hides out of sight of the cameras and takes pictures of people’s doors and complains that a scrap of paper the size of a dime was spotted outside someone’s door and they haven’t cleaned it up yet. She’s too dumb to realize we still know it’s her because she’ll walk past the camera and then hide in a corner and snap a photo and send it to the management company to complain (and they’re ridiculous. They’ll actually a scolding email someone over a paper scrap smaller than a dime) and we can match the email time stamp to the video of her. Plus the management company has fucked up and forwarded her emails without removing her email address, and they are definitely supporting her or they would just tell her to stop and seek help.

We’re fully expecting her to have a meltdown. But it’s ok. She moved out of the building and rents her place out (but still comes back to the building every week! She has one friend here) but everyone hates her and has been asking me how we get rid of her. She’s not even supposed to be the president! Nobody in their right mind would have voted for her. We’re a really small building and it’s hard to get people on the HOA, so anyone who even hesitates to say no becomes a member. She was the vice-president which is the only position that has absolutely no power to do anything and then the president sold his unit and she’s been the temporary president for almost a year.

Her ex thinks she’s going to sell her place and literally 80% of the people in the building have said “I wish she’d just sell and leave us the fuck alone!”

It’s gonna be dramatic and I’m gonna be the one telling her we are voting to remove her. Fun times tomorrow.

Sorry to overwhelm.

by Anonymousreply 206August 28, 2023 5:55 AM

Oh yeah, and the coup is pretty much certain. 80% of the owners want her gone. The only ones who haven’t complained about her are the ones who own a place and rent it out and have never had the pleasure of dealing with her. We have the majority. And the same 80% want to fire the management company. (Most of them want us to sue them!).

Unless a bunch of us get hit by a bus tomorrow (driven by the president) the coup is just a matter of hours.

It’s going to be so peaceful when she’s gone.

by Anonymousreply 207August 28, 2023 6:01 AM

You don't watch Big Brother, do you?

by Anonymousreply 208August 28, 2023 6:05 AM

R208, LOL! No, But we’re actually grown ups and not folks trying to get famous on reality tv. There are a bunch of people who just want to live quietly and in peace and one reality star wannabe who thinks Melrose Place looked like a fun place to live.

by Anonymousreply 209August 28, 2023 6:21 AM

Underwhelming... I kind of miss the guy who was catfishing me on Facebook. We had some nice conversations before he figured out I was just playing along.

by Anonymousreply 210August 28, 2023 12:46 PM

[quote]I want to be underwhelmed - Back to School Edition

After all these years, and I still feel as if I should be going with my mom to pick out a new Trapper Keeper.

by Anonymousreply 211August 28, 2023 1:12 PM

I feel ya r211. This time of year I am compelled to buy a new pair of shoes.

by Anonymousreply 212August 28, 2023 3:18 PM

I had a nice big poop today

by Anonymousreply 213August 28, 2023 5:03 PM

No scat in here!

Shoo!

by Anonymousreply 214August 28, 2023 5:11 PM

I'm waiting to hear about R201's hostile takeover of his condo HOA. It's an overwhelming topic, but I'm now interested to know the outcome.

by Anonymousreply 215August 28, 2023 6:37 PM

For a few months, the profiles in my People You May Know all had to do with Keanu Reeves.

Does anyone know what was up with that? Was that some kind of trend?

The profiles had Keanu's first name and/or last name and/or photo, like 8/10 of them.

I asked my old friend who uses FB regularly what was up with the Keanu people and she had no idea what I was talking about.

by Anonymousreply 216August 28, 2023 6:43 PM

My HOA board drives me crazy. They let me know if they think my door color is too bright, or if I leave the trash container out an extra day, or I wear too little clothing (a bathing suit) in my screened in porch. Last month I was swimming in the pool at 9:15pm; it closes at 9:00. I lost track of the time. An old lady comes to the gate and demands I leave the pool. I am swimming laps gently; I'm not generating much noise.

"It says 9:00 and so you must leave at 9:00. It's not rocket science. Get out!"

Good Lord, I'm not a twelve-year-old. I know how to swim and I am very healthy. The gate isn't even locked at night. I didn't tell her that for years, I skinny-dipped in the pool after midnight. One drunk lady caught me in the act once. I pressed my body to the pool wall so she wouldn't see me. She babbled there for over an hour and a half. Thank God she didn't join me. Why didn't the old lady come out to tell the drunk woman she should not be hanging out at the gate past 9:00?

by Anonymousreply 217August 28, 2023 11:59 PM

R217, you’ve been spotted as a gay by your HOA.

Soon, your under-clothed gay swimming will attract naked meth users after 9pm.

“The nudist does it; why can’t we bring a propane torch and glass pipes down to the pool?”

by Anonymousreply 218August 29, 2023 3:10 AM

It’s done. Part I of the Great Coup of 2023. The president was removed from the board. I am the President now.

And it was surprisingly underwhelming. This woman is a screamer so we thought she was going to go ballistic, but she didn’t.

This was the hardest part to accomplish but also the easiest deal with. She’s gone and she didn’t have a meltdown. She said she felt like a couple of people were conspiring against her and I resisted the urge to say “No lady, EVERYONE wants you gone. It’s not a conspiracy when everyone wants to get rid of you.”

Part II will actually be much easier to accomplish. I only need 50% of the board to get rid of the management company and I have 100%. But it scares me more because we need a lawyer. We probably are going to sue and I’ve never been in a lawsuit and I don’t want it to drag on for years.

But it’s coming. My coup is halfway done.

by Anonymousreply 219August 29, 2023 3:25 AM

Tomorrow I will shop for polish sausage, sauerkraut, and steak fries. Tonight it’s leftovers.

by Anonymousreply 220August 29, 2023 3:33 AM

In the middle of sleep rehabilitation on doctor's orders. Slow progress.

by Anonymousreply 221August 29, 2023 3:34 AM

Metformin™ smells like fish food, but it is such an underwhelming idea that I can't be bothered to Google the reason.

by Anonymousreply 222August 29, 2023 3:43 AM

I like the Coffee Mate Rice Krispie Treats Coffee Creamer I picked up on a whim.

by Anonymousreply 223August 29, 2023 12:26 PM

They are mowing the lawn across the street. They shouldn’t run noisy machinery before 9 AM.

by Anonymousreply 224August 29, 2023 12:57 PM

Sitting at my desk underwhelmed. If I were wfh I would probably.take a little lunch hour siesta.

by Anonymousreply 225August 29, 2023 6:16 PM

I have a video meeting in 2 minutes, followed by another video meeting 30 minutes after that.

by Anonymousreply 226August 29, 2023 6:28 PM

Idk, is 2 croissants too much for breakfast?

by Anonymousreply 227August 29, 2023 6:55 PM

If you're on Wegovy, I guess the answer is "Yes."

But no worries: enjoy the taste. You'll vomit them up in a few minutes.

by Anonymousreply 228August 29, 2023 6:59 PM

What if you're not on Wegovy

by Anonymousreply 229August 29, 2023 7:04 PM

Not at all r227. Why do you think Burger King gives you a deal to buy two?

by Anonymousreply 230August 29, 2023 7:12 PM

Is that sarcasm r230?

by Anonymousreply 231August 29, 2023 7:24 PM

Air roasted peanuts. need I any more?

by Anonymousreply 232August 29, 2023 11:29 PM

Prairie Farms low-fat strawberry yogurt is my friend tonight.

by Anonymousreply 233August 30, 2023 12:41 AM

I bought Cherrios for dinner and watermelon for after.

by Anonymousreply 234August 30, 2023 1:25 AM

I am tempted to buy jyself a JANSPORT backpack just for the heck of it. When I was in high-school , come Septemeber I yearned for one and all the cool kids were rocking a Jansport backpack. My parents always bought us kids the no name/ imitation type. Same for sneakers

by Anonymousreply 235August 30, 2023 1:34 AM

R235 do it. you need this.

by Anonymousreply 236August 30, 2023 1:36 AM

I still have my backpack from college. I was graduated in 1983. It's still useful.

by Anonymousreply 237August 30, 2023 1:37 AM

I’ve got backpacks out my ass. I was in a walk-in closet yesterday and was shocked how many I have and 2 I’ve bought and never used. I shocked myself.

by Anonymousreply 238August 30, 2023 1:40 AM

^same

I guess it’s a thing

by Anonymousreply 239August 30, 2023 3:57 AM

If you don't need a backpack, don't buy one. There's enough unused crap in this world. Use that money for something else, though. Treat yourself to something you could really use.

by Anonymousreply 240August 30, 2023 4:29 AM

I have been purging my room of krap. Slowly. It feels good to get rid of stuff and donate or give away some. The big cat was miffed that I recycled the giant flip chart paper he was enjoying shredding in the corner. Sorry Moose!

by Anonymousreply 241August 30, 2023 5:55 AM

“MY ART IS DANGEROUS!”

by Anonymousreply 242August 30, 2023 10:44 AM

I have a sizeable dumpster (which is collected weekly), but I never come close to filling it as I live alone. So why does it bug me when my neighbor puts his overflow into my bin?

by Anonymousreply 243August 30, 2023 2:57 PM

I lit a Lemon Meringue scented candle. It smells like popcorn. I feel like I'm in the office breakroom. I've been in a pissy mood for days and now I'm even pissier. I don't know if "pissier" is a real word and I don't care.

by Anonymousreply 244August 30, 2023 2:58 PM

The blade on the mango slicer is feckin’ sharp. My finger touched it lightly and my finger bled heavily.

by Anonymousreply 245August 30, 2023 10:53 PM

Will you come over?

by Anonymousreply 246August 30, 2023 11:11 PM

When my Mom was sick of talking about something, she'd end her sentence with: "Period!"

by Anonymousreply 247August 31, 2023 2:06 AM

Where I live we've only had eight 90 degree days this year, the average is around twenty. Screwy times.

by Anonymousreply 248August 31, 2023 2:17 AM

I’m remembering two much beloved amateur landscape painters in my family - both kind, loving, and welcoming, both happily painting well into their eighties.

Their technical skills and subject matter sucked balls in the later years.

I wonder if anyone collected their work.

by Anonymousreply 249August 31, 2023 4:57 AM

The caramelised onions I ate last night have made an…erm…pronounced return.

by Anonymousreply 250August 31, 2023 5:43 AM

No scat and definitely no whatever ^that is.

Shoo!

by Anonymousreply 251August 31, 2023 5:47 AM

Sorry, not one to bring those topics all the time. Tried to be oblique, but I am genuinely underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 252August 31, 2023 5:59 AM

I question your understanding of the word "underwhelmed".

by Anonymousreply 253August 31, 2023 7:35 AM

[quote]Sorry, not one to bring those topics all the time. Tried to be oblique, but I am genuinely underwhelmed.

You're probably being sincere, but you have to understand there's at least one troll who thinks posting digestive details on the underwhelmed threads is the height of hilarity. I suspect that he's 6 years old.

by Anonymousreply 254August 31, 2023 7:47 AM

Oh THAT'S what all those blocked posts are!

by Anonymousreply 255August 31, 2023 7:54 AM

Often this thought comes to mind: .a day after the late Queen Elizabeth 2 officially welcomed Liz Truss as British prime minister, she died

by Anonymousreply 256August 31, 2023 2:38 PM

I trust the thought, like Truss, passed quickly, R256

by Anonymousreply 257August 31, 2023 2:43 PM

Bucolic scenes , inject them in my veins

by Anonymousreply 258August 31, 2023 4:19 PM

Late summer fairs in the Midwest

by Anonymousreply 259August 31, 2023 5:38 PM

I just called to reschedule a doctor’s appointment for Oct 2. They said the next available appointment was January 28, 2024. Nobody’s that busy.

by Anonymousreply 260August 31, 2023 6:08 PM

My scratch-off lottery ticket just won me $200! (Well, net $170).

by Anonymousreply 261August 31, 2023 7:03 PM

I hate when handymen have to enter my home but the work has to be done I guess

by Anonymousreply 262August 31, 2023 8:25 PM

R260 you’d be surprised about specialist doctors. One of mine is booked until February 2024.

by Anonymousreply 263August 31, 2023 8:41 PM

R260 dermatologist??

by Anonymousreply 264August 31, 2023 8:51 PM

My cat decided it was not time for bed.

by Anonymousreply 265September 1, 2023 3:14 AM

Trapped gas coming out as stinky farts

by Anonymousreply 266September 1, 2023 3:19 AM

I requested derm referral in June. Appt is schedule for Nov. Also been waiting on surgical consult since Aug 2022 1 yr already. Very friatrating.

by Anonymousreply 267September 1, 2023 4:10 AM

Jesus, are you in America r267?

by Anonymousreply 268September 1, 2023 4:16 AM

R249 is it a sign for you to take up painting!

by Anonymousreply 269September 1, 2023 4:34 AM

No. Canada.

by Anonymousreply 270September 1, 2023 4:35 AM

Yeah, my dermatology appointments (HMO) are the hardest to schedule.

by Anonymousreply 271September 1, 2023 4:51 AM

[quote]I just called to reschedule a doctor’s appointment for Oct 2. They said the next available appointment was January 28, 2024. Nobody’s that busy.

I called my primary care physician to schedule my annual check-up and was told that the earliest appointment was more than two months away. What?

by Anonymousreply 272September 1, 2023 8:03 AM

End-of-the year scheduling is tough; there are holidays and people trying to get their appointments in for insurance.

by Anonymousreply 273September 1, 2023 8:08 AM

R271 it's those damn cash-paying, vanity projects that clog up derma availability.

by Anonymousreply 274September 1, 2023 10:58 AM

No. Nephrologist whom I see every 4 months.

by Anonymousreply 275September 1, 2023 12:13 PM

I’m taking my son to the local gold, silver and coin store today. I’ve never been to one, but he’s a “collector” and thinks he just HAS to go. I put it off for a long time but I feel guilty about that., so today’s the day.

We live in Texas and I am anxious about getting caught in a stick-up!

by Anonymousreply 276September 1, 2023 4:50 PM

Miss Childhood summers of watching Americn Galdiators and Technotronics

by Anonymousreply 277September 1, 2023 4:55 PM

Pack your gun just in case R276

by Anonymousreply 278September 1, 2023 4:55 PM

And have your son bring his gun.

by Anonymousreply 279September 1, 2023 5:11 PM

R277, I don't know about Technotronics but VICE (cable channel) was showing American Gladiators last week.

by Anonymousreply 280September 1, 2023 5:25 PM

Gonna change my name to Miss Childhood Summers.

by Anonymousreply 281September 1, 2023 5:33 PM

[quote] [R271] it's those damn cash-paying, vanity projects that clog up derma availability.

Actually, no. The cash-paying, vanity projects are done elsewhere. I think there's a lot of skin cancer patients where I go, actually.

by Anonymousreply 282September 1, 2023 5:41 PM

I was bored earlier waiting for a co-worker to get a document back to me so I decided to clean out my Yahoo throw away email accounts that I use to sign up for unimportant crap.

I came across not one but TWO Daily Mail emails from about a month ago reprimanding me for something I said about Tom Cruise. In the first email they said they received "too many complaints" and removed my comment. They quoted the title of the article however they did not quote my comment so I can only guess what I said. The second email said they reviewed the matter (apparently there's an automatic appeals process, lol) and decided they would "not reinstate" my comment. WTF, who cares. The DM tribunal is taking whatever sarcastic remark I made about little Tom and his little buddy Miscavige way too seriously. And that's probably exactly what my comments was "little Tom" and "little buddy Miscavige".

I've come full circle. I posted on DM when I was bored during a work lull and now once again during a work lull I've cleaned up the aftermath of my unacceptable DM posting.

In conclusion: no more DM posting for me no matter how bored I get.

by Anonymousreply 283September 1, 2023 8:57 PM

The Daily Mail comments seem like the Wild West. I'm surprised it's ever moderated. Good thing you quit posting there. I'd rather embroider than post on DM.

by Anonymousreply 284September 1, 2023 9:04 PM

Before my objectionable comment that so upset Tom's PR minions or borg members who patrol the DM, the last time I posted on DM was when Anderson Cooper had a baby, I think his first one. I posted exactly two words: Cute baby. I don't even like kids but I was trying to be supportive. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that within minutes I had dozens of downvotes. It was bizarre and I thought never again am I posting in this cesspool. But I went it did it again and got a stark reminder.

by Anonymousreply 285September 1, 2023 9:14 PM

On the drive, I had told my son that gold and silver bar people usually have weird beliefs, so not to be surprised if the shop had Rambo Trump posters and things. He said “Hey, ‘e pluribus unum!’” He’s funny.

The coin store had a sign inside the foyer that said no minors, so we had to move on. After running some errands, we found another coin store in a neighboring town. The guy running it looked like Ted Nugent and had the Don't Tread on Me themed decor, just as I had imagined.

My son got a “3-cent nickle” which I didn’t even know was a thing, and a peace dollar, which I also know nothing about. The guy running the store shook his hand twice and kept using his name and calling him sir and things, so now he wants to go back every two weeks. He’d better get a job.

by Anonymousreply 286September 1, 2023 10:24 PM

[quote] the last time I posted on DM was when Anderson Cooper had a baby, I think his first one. I posted exactly two words: Cute baby. I don't even like kids but I was trying to be supportive. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that within minutes I had dozens of downvotes

R283/R285 DM commentary are a combination of MAGAts, anti Harry and Meghan Trolls, and Royal family Psycophants

by Anonymousreply 287September 1, 2023 10:39 PM

^*This should read sycophants

by Anonymousreply 288September 1, 2023 10:57 PM

I’m amazed at how much time and energy people devote to their hatred of celebrities, or “celebrities” with big air quotes, as they like to describe them.

by Anonymousreply 289September 2, 2023 12:03 AM

" celebrities"

by Anonymousreply 290September 2, 2023 12:16 AM

R266 are you always scat-focused?

by Anonymousreply 291September 2, 2023 12:21 AM

My friend has gained some weight the last couple months and I took him to the trails to join me for some early morning work out. We began Monday and 5 days later, he said he can actually feel the belly fat begin to melt. I'm glad

by Anonymousreply 292September 2, 2023 12:38 AM

^^Outdoor fucking works wonders, doesn’t it?!

by Anonymousreply 293September 2, 2023 12:43 AM

[quote]R266 are you always scat-focused?

He's the underwhelmed threads' resident scat troll and is best ignored. He's the only one who finds his posts amusing.

by Anonymousreply 294September 2, 2023 1:38 AM

When I watched Gladiators, I wanted to do nasty, nasty things to Laser. A nip slip would send me rolling.

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by Anonymousreply 295September 2, 2023 1:47 AM

I told my boyfriend I was getting low on vitamins. He buys me some cheap vitamins. I open the bottles up and throw vitamins at him while yelling “cheap, cheap, cheap”. That’ll show him what a bitch can do.

by Anonymousreply 296September 2, 2023 1:48 AM

Daily Mail is conswrvatrash and I'm disappointed in you people.

by Anonymousreply 297September 2, 2023 2:05 AM

I said I posted on DM twice over a span of a couple of years. That hardly makes me a disciple.

I will admit that during the Gabby Petito case I did read their articles, they had better coverage, photos and video than local papers.

by Anonymousreply 298September 2, 2023 2:23 AM

Nope.

by Anonymousreply 299September 2, 2023 2:29 AM

[quote]I told my boyfriend I was getting low on vitamins. He buys me some cheap vitamins. I open the bottles up and throw vitamins at him while yelling “cheap, cheap, cheap”. That’ll show him what a bitch can do.

And you've shown all of us how quickly a bitch can turn a boyfriend into an ex-boyfriend. I hope he has better luck with his next boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 300September 2, 2023 2:46 AM

When an owl screeches it is one scary sound. It almost sounds like a woman screaming, creepy.

by Anonymousreply 301September 2, 2023 3:16 AM

We used to have a flock of peacocks on our farm. They sound like a girl calling for help.

by Anonymousreply 302September 2, 2023 3:25 AM

I remember the sound of peacocks in Rajasthan; I heard them before I saw them and I thought it was a gang of feral cats.

by Anonymousreply 303September 2, 2023 3:45 AM

I have jock itch.

by Anonymousreply 304September 2, 2023 3:54 AM

The sound of cats in heat has to be the most gut wrenching sounds

by Anonymousreply 305September 2, 2023 4:19 AM

Someone looks like he may need CREATINA soon

by Anonymousreply 306September 2, 2023 4:20 AM

The British National anthem is such a beautiful tune

by Anonymousreply 307September 2, 2023 3:25 PM

Bed is the best place for me today.

by Anonymousreply 308September 2, 2023 4:33 PM

I've been underwhelmed since I got up. I didn't water the containers until 10 (usually 6:30) and haven't done anything since besides taking a shower, drinking coffee and unloading the dishwasher. Everything I have done today involves liquids.

It's overcast outside. I may polish metal things this afternoon if they're not in the sun.

by Anonymousreply 309September 2, 2023 4:49 PM

Put a bottle of wine in the freezer to chill it and forgot about it. I'll find out tonight if it's still good. At least it wasn't an expensive bottle of wine.

by Anonymousreply 310September 2, 2023 5:03 PM

R310 as long as the bottle didn’t break it should be fine. I sometimes intentionally make white wine slushies.

I went from bed to living room couch to patio couch. Not doing anything I planned to. When I can muster the energy I will clean and fill the hummingbird feeder but there are plenty of flowers so it’s not like they’re starving.

by Anonymousreply 311September 2, 2023 6:00 PM

Don't you filthy bitches clean your house/surrounding area/tents /basmeents on weekends???

by Anonymousreply 312September 2, 2023 6:02 PM

My basmeent can fucking well clean itself.

by Anonymousreply 313September 2, 2023 6:04 PM

It ended up being a 3.5 hour nap.

by Anonymousreply 314September 2, 2023 6:25 PM

I do light cleaning daily and heavy cleaning once a week.

My house and garage are PRISTINE as previously discussed upthread.

by Anonymousreply 315September 2, 2023 6:37 PM

[quote]It ended up being a 3.5 hour nap.

You're going to be up all night.

by Anonymousreply 316September 2, 2023 6:50 PM

R312 I have a cleaning service come every Monday and pick up after myself during the week. Weekends are for R&R. Even before I had a cleaning service I would clean on Thursday or Friday nights so I wouldn’t have to on the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 317September 2, 2023 7:09 PM

[quote]You're going to be up all night.

That's what wine and weed are for.

by Anonymousreply 318September 2, 2023 7:40 PM

If you find yourself near a Walmart this pumpkin season, I highly recommend their Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies. Very good, nice cream cheese filling. I learned about them from this couple a few years ago and get them every year now.

Also, Walmart Bakery's "Decadent" line of cookies is very good. This couple has reviews on many of Decadent cookies. I like the Decadent Oatmeal Raisin which have regular & golden raisins and the Decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk but they have a ton of varieties in the Decadent line to try. Beware the calories listed on the package are for HALF a cookie.

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by Anonymousreply 319September 2, 2023 9:43 PM

I'm watching Steel Magnolias on POP. They've stretched it out to 3 hours for numerous commercial breaks, which is annoying. But young Dylan McDermott was hot.

by Anonymousreply 320September 2, 2023 10:00 PM

I recently watched, for the first time, "The Last Picture Show." I think I'll watch "Texasville" this weekend. Has anyone seen either or both movies?

by Anonymousreply 321September 2, 2023 10:14 PM

A barista at Starbucks suggested I get one of their new warming pumpkin spice drinks.

It's 90 degrees outside. Can we wait until Tuesday to break out the pumpkin spice, late September would be even better.

by Anonymousreply 322September 2, 2023 10:31 PM

I never cradle my mug when it's 90 degrees outside.

by Anonymousreply 323September 2, 2023 11:37 PM

It’s time to trade out Summer for Fall.

My boots are tippy tapping under the bed. My heavy sweaters are bleating.

The corduroy demons have puckered my pants at the fly while linen clothing screams, “Roll me, Bitch!”

-stonad and blissed out

by Anonymousreply 324September 2, 2023 11:56 PM

It's quiet on the lake so far this weekend. I was expecting a lot of people to be here as they were Memorial Day and July 4th. I guess the summer people are already gone.

by Anonymousreply 325September 3, 2023 12:08 AM

Gentle moments with Myralax

by Anonymousreply 326September 3, 2023 12:31 AM

Itty bitty titty committee

by Anonymousreply 327September 3, 2023 12:46 AM

R325 can you send me some of this bucocli, melancholic air ?

by Anonymousreply 328September 3, 2023 1:51 AM

It's after 11 at night, in the Northeast, late August and it's 72 degrees!

I imagine it's the type of weather serial killers a la the Night Stalker Son of Sam etc most favored. Something about this type of weather just screams middle off the night muder spree, or have I been watching too much ID channel lately

by Anonymousreply 329September 3, 2023 3:26 AM

The kid is not blood related to De Niro.

by Anonymousreply 330September 3, 2023 3:29 AM

Everyone went to Europe this year.

by Anonymousreply 331September 3, 2023 4:27 AM

I didn't.

by Anonymousreply 332September 3, 2023 4:40 AM

Going to Europe is so 2023.

by Anonymousreply 333September 3, 2023 7:34 AM

I took a Lyft home from a bar. Lyft sent me an alert that my driver was deaf or hard of hearing and it gave me two helpful videos for how to say “hello” and “thank you” in ASL. So the driver pulls up and I signed “hello” and showed him my phone and got in the backseat and he immediately says “How’s your evening going?”

So I asked “I’m sorry, but are you able to hear me or are you deaf or hard of hearing?” And he said “No, I’m not deaf or hard of hearing. You’re like the 5th person to ask me that tonight! What is going on?!”

by Anonymousreply 334September 3, 2023 8:21 AM

Great, appropriately underwhelming story R334.

by Anonymousreply 335September 3, 2023 8:37 AM

I didn’t

by Anonymousreply 336September 3, 2023 2:43 PM

I just heard them singing Happy Birthday next door. I think I counted three key changes.

by Anonymousreply 337September 3, 2023 2:50 PM

The streets are full of crap left by renters who moved out this week. I assume the people moving in aren't tossing out their extras on the street in front of their new apartments.

by Anonymousreply 338September 3, 2023 3:06 PM

One hand fapping

by Anonymousreply 339September 3, 2023 3:32 PM

We have two new baby gay couples in the building and I refuse to contaminate them with genX bitterness. One has a furry belly that he rubs while they’re out smoking.

I feel like I’m spying on puppies.

by Anonymousreply 340September 3, 2023 4:13 PM

R340 PEEP

by Anonymousreply 341September 3, 2023 4:35 PM

Holiday time ending. :/

by Anonymousreply 342September 3, 2023 5:38 PM

R338 must not be in Boston.

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by Anonymousreply 343September 3, 2023 5:55 PM

R343 Did you even read what I wrote before responding? "The streets are full of crap left by renters who moved out this week."

If you did, you'd have known what I was talking about, assuming you read the article. I don't live in Allston, so it's hardly "Allston Christmas" in Cambridge for me.

by Anonymousreply 344September 3, 2023 6:23 PM

I'm going to make some egg salad.

I am low on blocks of cheese. I need to make a Costco trip soon, probably Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm making my list.

by Anonymousreply 345September 3, 2023 7:43 PM

I'm going to a bar later to watch the LSU-Florida game. I'll probably order some wings.

by Anonymousreply 346September 3, 2023 7:58 PM

Hooters?

by Anonymousreply 347September 3, 2023 8:03 PM

No.

by Anonymousreply 348September 3, 2023 8:06 PM

I hate wings.

by Anonymousreply 349September 3, 2023 8:15 PM

I went to a student dance bar after the football game in this college town. Most of the guys were shirtless, and it didn't seem to impress the young ladies in the club. Some of the guys were really peacocking. I'll grant most of them have worked out and had a right to be shirtless. Thirty years ago, I would have approached a sad one who was passed over by the ladies that night. Getting a blow job is much better than not getting one. Some of these guys looked ripe for the picking.

by Anonymousreply 350September 3, 2023 10:40 PM

Labour day Sunday is always so melancholic for me. Idk why

by Anonymousreply 351September 4, 2023 12:44 AM

Labor Day marks the end of summer. When you're a child, that's depressing because you have to go back to school after three months of relaxation.

by Anonymousreply 352September 4, 2023 12:46 AM

The roads are so so quiet. I feel like going for a drive around the neighborhood blasting Maggie May as loud as possible

by Anonymousreply 353September 4, 2023 12:51 AM

"Maggie May" was huge as the school year started in 1971. The whole album, really.

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by Anonymousreply 354September 4, 2023 1:44 AM

There's hardly anyone posting on DL this evening - it's a bummer.

by Anonymousreply 355September 4, 2023 1:45 AM

[quote]Labor Day marks the end of summer. When you're a child, that's depressing because you have to go back to school after three months of relaxation.

When I was a kid, after three months, I was bored with summer and looking forward to going back to school, especially if I had some new clothes and a new pencil box for the occasion.

by Anonymousreply 356September 4, 2023 2:14 AM

Everyone went up to the lakes where there is poor or no internet

by Anonymousreply 357September 4, 2023 3:13 AM

New sweaters were the things that made me want to go back to school.

by Anonymousreply 358September 4, 2023 3:48 AM

God, you guys. I can't believe you wanted to go back to school.

by Anonymousreply 359September 4, 2023 4:04 AM

“This year I’m going to be completely different!”

While I thought it was self improvement, I was scaring people with my Sybil shit.

by Anonymousreply 360September 4, 2023 4:09 AM

I used to dread back to school week. Wearing new shoes and clothes felt so uncomfortable, especially after spending most of the summer barefoot and in a bathing suit. I also didn’t really have a bedtime in summer, went to bed when I was tired and slept until I woke up. That first week back and having to go to bed early and not being able to sleep, and then wake up at dawn was torture.

by Anonymousreply 361September 4, 2023 4:14 AM

[quote]God, you guys. I can't believe you wanted to go back to school.

You must be anti-education.

by Anonymousreply 362September 4, 2023 4:42 AM

I loved the smell of new books in September. Loved every thing about back to school. I looked forward to it. I was an A++++ student

by Anonymousreply 363September 4, 2023 4:48 AM

In Texas, school let out for summer around June 10th and started again August 9th. It was well over 100 degrees every single day for all but about ten non-consecutive days during that span.

by Anonymousreply 364September 4, 2023 5:16 AM

And if you went to school in Texas, until the 1970’s there were very few classrooms with a/c.

by Anonymousreply 365September 4, 2023 11:05 AM

I miss the days when people weren't constantly taking pictures of themselves with their mouths open.

by Anonymousreply 366September 4, 2023 3:48 PM

Completely underwhelmed by the hot and humid weather in September.

by Anonymousreply 367September 4, 2023 4:55 PM

I feel a nap coming on.

by Anonymousreply 368September 4, 2023 5:23 PM

I feel like blasting Wet Ass Pussy around the hood

by Anonymousreply 369September 4, 2023 6:33 PM

My new neighbor is hot as fuck. How many days will it take for me to make a fool of myself?

by Anonymousreply 370September 4, 2023 7:02 PM

I rewatched "Capote" instead of watching Texasville. Matt Damon, as he gets older, looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman in this movie.

by Anonymousreply 371September 4, 2023 7:50 PM

[quote]I miss the days when people weren't constantly taking pictures of themselves with their mouths open.

I miss the days when people weren't constantly taking pictures of themselves.

by Anonymousreply 372September 4, 2023 8:58 PM

I’m gonna flick it!

by Anonymousreply 373September 4, 2023 11:04 PM

It's only 4:30 p.m. and I'm going to eat my dinner (Subway sandwich).

by Anonymousreply 374September 4, 2023 11:33 PM

Summer have finally arrived in New England, better late than never. I'm loving the hot weather which is to last all week.

by Anonymousreply 375September 4, 2023 11:39 PM

Don’t let a big fat shark eat you

by Anonymousreply 376September 4, 2023 11:46 PM

85 degrees at 10:00 pm in the north east

by Anonymousreply 377September 5, 2023 2:08 AM

Night sweats. Fun!

by Anonymousreply 378September 5, 2023 5:10 AM

Have we taken a mome to thank our white shoes for a season of faithful service?

by Anonymousreply 379September 5, 2023 5:22 AM

R379, but we can keep wearing them after Labor Day. Fashion has changed!

by Anonymousreply 380September 5, 2023 9:25 AM

And I'm dead!

by Anonymousreply 381September 5, 2023 9:51 AM

Does anyone wear white shoes, ever?

by Anonymousreply 382September 5, 2023 2:05 PM

I had honeydew melon for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 383September 5, 2023 3:16 PM

I forgot it was Labor Day.

BECAUSE I'M A RETIRED TEACHER! Bwahahaha! 😝

by Anonymousreply 384September 5, 2023 3:30 PM

R354, And 1971 was the year of both my college graduation and the commencement of my 30-year career of teaching high school English.

Hence, my gleeful post above!

by Anonymousreply 385September 5, 2023 3:34 PM

I devoured a honeydew melon last week. I have bad luck with watermelons and didn’t feel like throwing $6 away again, so I opted for a honeydew melon. I hadn’t had one in years. It was so unbelievably good. I let it sit for a few days after I got it, until I could catch a faint whiff when I held it to my nose. I know this sounds sexual but I swear by it— it works for pineapples, and mangoes, and pretty much all fruit (within reason). If you can’t smell it but you go for it anyway, you’re going to be let down. I have this rule for restaurants as well. If it doesn’t smell like food when I set foot in there, I leave! I’ve never had great food at a place that didn’t smell like cooking. I’ve been charmed by the staff and stayed despite my instincts, and it is never good, just $30-$60 down the drain.

by Anonymousreply 386September 5, 2023 3:36 PM

I have a lot of albums set up in Apple Photos. You can sort the albums at any time by name or date on a Mac, but the program that synchs your Mac with your mobile devices does not keep track of the sorting of albums. If the albums get out of order on your mobile device (which can happen easily if you add new ones or scroll through them because an accidental touch on the album name can wind up moving the album within its folder), the only way to put them back in order is to move them manually—one at a time.

Things got so messy on my iPad, my only option was to erase my iPad and start the Photos sync from scratch. It may take days to completely download.

Come on Apple.

by Anonymousreply 387September 5, 2023 5:09 PM

Google photos is fantastic and tags using AI. I'll never use Apple Photos again.

by Anonymousreply 388September 5, 2023 5:13 PM

Do you use Google Photos in an Apple environment? If I take a photo with my iPhone or download one from the internet, it automatically goes into Apple Photos. Wouldn’t I have to manually move them into Google Photos?

by Anonymousreply 389September 5, 2023 6:19 PM

You need some storage on your Google account, allow the app access to your camera, and you're grand r389.

by Anonymousreply 390September 5, 2023 6:24 PM

I haf a long exhausting dream, err nightmare where my thesis paper was due and I had not completed any work, was at risk of not graduating

by Anonymousreply 391September 5, 2023 6:51 PM

Had*^^

by Anonymousreply 392September 5, 2023 6:52 PM

What's up with those 'not graduating' dreams? I still get them and I'm well into middle age.

I don't have enough credits, etc. I never even got a bachelor's degree (wasn't necessary for my trajectory), so I never even felt this anxiety in real life.

by Anonymousreply 393September 5, 2023 6:57 PM

I had a doctor's appointment today. By the time I left I had over 10 notifications on Grindr. I may have to start cruising hospitals.

by Anonymousreply 394September 5, 2023 7:48 PM

Yes ! Tay Tay is starting to do something

by Anonymousreply 395September 5, 2023 7:56 PM

I’m only grand if Google can import my albums intact and thereafter do a better job at keeping them organized than Apple does.

by Anonymousreply 396September 5, 2023 8:11 PM

Not sure, but they use AI pretty well to auto-generate albums. I'm sure the extensive documentation they have will get you the answers you need.

by Anonymousreply 397September 5, 2023 8:13 PM

Amy's frozen meals were BOGO so I got two Broccoli and Cheddar Bake Bowls.

by Anonymousreply 398September 5, 2023 10:10 PM

Amy's food is crap.

by Anonymousreply 399September 5, 2023 10:14 PM

Thanks for the input, r399! Bless!

by Anonymousreply 400September 5, 2023 10:15 PM

Which store, R398?

by Anonymousreply 401September 5, 2023 10:16 PM

r401, Publix, where shopping is a pleasure.

by Anonymousreply 402September 5, 2023 10:19 PM

Pubic’s

by Anonymousreply 403September 5, 2023 10:22 PM

When I was a kid my mother would say "It's the law" when she denied some request. I was always puzzled and a little scared that the U.S. government could mandate how much ice cream I ate or how late I could stay up. Thank goodness when I started school my classmates set me straight and exposed her little game.

by Anonymousreply 404September 5, 2023 10:42 PM

Can I have more ice cream?

No.

Why?

Because I said so.

You’re a bitch!

by Anonymousreply 405September 6, 2023 12:14 AM

I had forgotten that Jerry Springer died

by Anonymousreply 406September 6, 2023 12:44 AM

My dog is ten now and healthy. I know this may end in tears but it's oh so worth it.

by Anonymousreply 407September 6, 2023 12:52 AM

R393, I still get them and whenever I’ve mentioned them to someone, they always tell me they do too. The most common recurring one for me is that I show up to take a final exam for a class that I’ve never attended once and haven’t studied for. Those are anxiety inducing.

One time I had one where somehow I missed some critical classes in high school even though (in real life and in my dream) I’d already finished college. But for some reason that dream didn’t totally freak me out. I was going to be allowed to keep my college degree, but as a very old adult, I was sent back to high school and had to take some classes again because apparently there was a mistake and I hadn’t taken them so my high school diploma was revoked. It wasn’t scary like taking a test for a class you know nothing about. More, aw man, I know I already took this but you’re making me take it again? Fine. I don’t care.

I bet everybody in the world gets them except for Lauren Boebert. I can’t imagine what her bad dreams about school are. She didn’t finish high school and needs to go learn some stuff? How could that be scary to her? That’s her real life.

by Anonymousreply 408September 6, 2023 1:19 AM

I don't have the college dream that much. Probably because I actually failed a required class my last semester. My recurring bad dream is working in a restaurant and suddenly having 10 tables and each one is problematic in its own way.

by Anonymousreply 409September 6, 2023 1:28 AM

I was a terrible student and left everything to the last minute. I.e., I was a "crammer." My nightmares involve having exams the next day and I only read 3 chapters of a 20-chapter book. Stuff like that. Also, that there's one class that I forgot all about and didn't attend classes for 2 months.

by Anonymousreply 410September 6, 2023 2:49 AM

[quote] My recurring bad dream is working in a restaurant and suddenly having 10 tables and each one is problematic in its own way.

Former bar / restaurant worker here. I have restaurant nightmares, too. Suddenly, my section is filling up. People / customers have been waiting for their drink orders. I have forgotten what their drink orders were. Etc.

by Anonymousreply 411September 6, 2023 2:55 AM

I waited tables as a teens and and I still get those "in the weeds" dreams as well. Later, in my early 20s, I worked second shift in a nursing home as a CNA.

My duties included getting everyone up from their naps, getting them spiffed up and wheeling them down to the dining room for dinner, helping them eat, then wheeling them back to their rooms and putting them to bed for the night. We were always "short staffed", but those places always are, they have no intention of keeping a truly adequate staff levels, especially us grunts; it's all lies.

It was emotionally whelming for many reasons, including the residents (as they were called) either wanted to go to bed right this damn minute or they wanted to stay up, or they would go to bed without fuss either way and then confusedly keep getting up and getting dressed to "go to breakfast" every two hours after going to bed. I always felt like the reverse of the Little Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe (with so many children she knew not what to do). I was the kid who was trying to be responsible for this ragtag crew of old people who were raising hell, wandering around with someone else's teeth in their mouth, dying (sad), getting into each other's beds, pissing in the clothes hamper, etc. I would run to help one and two more would be getting into trouble when my back was turned.

We had a lot of people who had lived through the Depression and as such, there were many food sneakers (would-be hoarders but we went through their things too much for it to get to that point-- a stash of old bananas and saltines in a drawer, etc). They'd glean from the dinner trays of others who didn't have an appetite as we were busy wheeling those who couldn't walk out of the dining room.

I'll never forget June walking down the long hall with her walker-- I could tell them by ear, I learned their gaits by osmosis, just like you can tell your dogs apart in the dark just by listening to their footsteps, you know who walks how. Anyway, June, at the very end of the hall, almost to her room, about seventy feet from me at the beginning of the hall, charting paperwork before leaving for the night-- I remember glancing up at her long enough to see her stop for a beat and then and triumphantly pivot her walker toward her door just as pleated baggies of ham salad sandwiches fell out of the bottom of her skirt.

I still dream of these people. I dream that the hallway never ends and everyone is crying to be put to bed. I miss them all and I will be happy to see them again someday.

by Anonymousreply 412September 6, 2023 5:00 AM

Me and my charges

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by Anonymousreply 413September 6, 2023 5:12 AM

[quote]Does anyone wear white shoes, ever?

I still do.

by Anonymousreply 414September 6, 2023 8:43 AM

Sorry Pat, but those shoes are soiled.

by Anonymousreply 415September 6, 2023 9:44 AM

For breakfast I had Cream of Wheat. I prepared it with skim milk instead of water, topped it with maple syrup, a mashed over-ripe banana, more milk and butter. Delicious and the perfect breakfast for a construction worker or farmer with a day of plowing the fields ahead of him. For me, a person who will be sitting in my recliner and working from a laptop all day, totally unnecessary. But delicious.

by Anonymousreply 416September 6, 2023 2:59 PM

I am eating broccoli, florettes, steamed sprayed with butter and dash

by Anonymousreply 417September 6, 2023 6:38 PM

Don’t hate me because I’m sweet

by Anonymousreply 418September 6, 2023 7:22 PM

Costco was crowded (yesterday) and didn't have a lot of things that were on my list. I fear that they are about to replace Kerrygold salted butter with their own (Kirkland) grass-fed cow butter.

Target, on the other hand, was not crowded, and had everything that I had on my list.

by Anonymousreply 419September 6, 2023 7:32 PM

I put bag balm on my dog

by Anonymousreply 420September 6, 2023 7:35 PM

[quote] I am eating broccoli,

What's that?

by Anonymousreply 421September 6, 2023 7:40 PM

We’ll have four roast beef’s, medium rare, with mashed potatoes and Lima beans.

by Anonymousreply 422September 6, 2023 8:10 PM

Heat really kills my hunger.

by Anonymousreply 423September 6, 2023 8:59 PM

I think I'm going to start writing

by Anonymousreply 424September 6, 2023 11:38 PM

I wanna go to the library

by Anonymousreply 425September 6, 2023 11:43 PM

Random thought that long neck , giraffe like prison boss from. OiTNB looks a lot like Ann Coulter

by Anonymousreply 426September 7, 2023 12:02 AM

R410, I have those same ones---but I'm the teacher!

I'm late to my class; I'm lost; I have no idea what the section's subject or text is! I am as unprepared as one can be!

by Anonymousreply 427September 7, 2023 12:58 AM

Looks like I'll need a nap tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 428September 7, 2023 5:21 AM

You really should, R424. You’ve got it in you.

by Anonymousreply 429September 7, 2023 6:28 AM

I'd write again, bit don't see the point beyond personal catharsis.

by Anonymousreply 430September 7, 2023 6:45 AM

There's much to be said for that, I think, r430.

by Anonymousreply 431September 7, 2023 10:15 AM

Maybe so, but I guess I'm in a living phase and may be less revulsed by the idea once I move to an analysis phase. Right now, it feels like a heartless third-round wank.

by Anonymousreply 432September 7, 2023 10:39 AM

[quote]it feels like a heartless third-round wank.

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 433September 7, 2023 11:20 AM

Well take notes while you're in your living phase, R432. It's hard to really nail down the challenging times when the livin' gets good again.

by Anonymousreply 434September 7, 2023 4:05 PM

I just learnt simething new today, that when older sick people are near death they relay stories of their deceased parents ..

by Anonymousreply 435September 7, 2023 4:08 PM

I always say I'm going to start writing ✍️ and never get to it ..this time is for real. This is it. No turning back

by Anonymousreply 436September 7, 2023 4:09 PM

Write on, R436, we're not gonna live forever.

I miss the black characters on food boxes. Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and the Cream of Wheat man. I grew up eating that stuff, and I found their constant presence comforting. I thought the most recent iteration of Aunt Jemima looked really nice with her stylish hair, pearl earrings and lipstick. It's sad that they replaced the Cream of Wheat man with a few staffs of wheat, Aunt Jemima unceremoniously labeled Pearl Milling Company and replaced with a generic image of a building. Uncle Ben's image is gone and they didn't even bother with an image of anything else.

It's worse, in a way. They had become more than that, over the decades. They deserved better. It's like they died.

by Anonymousreply 437September 7, 2023 4:29 PM

Glad to hear it George R. R. (R496).

by Anonymousreply 438September 7, 2023 4:30 PM

It's 94 degrees where I am in New England and currently 64 on the summit of Mt Washington with little wind. That's amazing since the average temp in September is 46 there.

by Anonymousreply 439September 7, 2023 7:22 PM

I just checked the temp at the US Open and it's 94 degrees there also. The women playing tonight are going to be very uncomfortable.

by Anonymousreply 440September 7, 2023 7:31 PM

It's so weird, last week (in the Mid-Atlantic/NE) the weather was beautiful. I had no a/c running, windows open and all.

And now this bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 441September 7, 2023 8:29 PM

The person who's been catfishing me on Facebook for almost a month finally asked for money. Good to know my instincts were correct from the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 442September 7, 2023 9:45 PM

[quote]I thought the most recent iteration of Aunt Jemima looked really nice with her stylish hair, pearl earrings and lipstick.

I thought the image update was to turn her into a savvy businesswoman instead of, well, essentially a slave. So I liked the change in appearance, but the name “Aunt Jemima” was always going to be a painful reminder of the history of the brand, so I think ending it was the right thing to do. But at least the product lives on under a better name (and being nostalgic for a racist caricature doesn’t sound very pleasant).

by Anonymousreply 443September 7, 2023 10:04 PM

Pearl Milling Company

by Anonymousreply 444September 7, 2023 11:08 PM

My back hurts!

by Anonymousreply 445September 7, 2023 11:13 PM

Hello you crazy fool.

by Anonymousreply 446September 7, 2023 11:16 PM

I can hardly wait for cooler weather. One of the highlights of Fall for me was the cool weather in early September, wearing long sleeve Fall sweaters.

by Anonymousreply 447September 7, 2023 11:20 PM

Today I learned that softened butter for baking should be between 60-64°F. Creamed butter and sugar should be between 68-70° F and not go above 70° or your cake will not be airy and collapse.

by Anonymousreply 448September 7, 2023 11:54 PM

What I don't understand is using browned butter. Supposedly, it makes every recipe (involving butter) taste better. If so, why not use it for every recipe. Also, it seems like it would flatten out baked goods (you have to melt the butter to brown it).

by Anonymousreply 449September 8, 2023 12:00 AM

I hate mug cradlers

by Anonymousreply 450September 8, 2023 12:03 AM

Banana bread made with browned butter is delicious r449.

by Anonymousreply 451September 8, 2023 12:13 AM

Danny Masterson will be in prison till the age of 97, if he survives that

by Anonymousreply 452September 8, 2023 12:32 AM

R452 - I think 47 + 30 = 77, not 97.

by Anonymousreply 453September 8, 2023 12:43 AM

I’d like to change my first name to Hyman

by Anonymousreply 454September 8, 2023 12:44 AM

Oh God I’m in rare form tonite

by Anonymousreply 455September 8, 2023 12:48 AM

If you use the last name Hyman, you can go by the first name Buster. (I'm also in rare form tonight).

by Anonymousreply 456September 8, 2023 12:48 AM

Hi. Will you be my moony moony r456?

by Anonymousreply 457September 8, 2023 12:51 AM

I feel compelled to say BUSH

by Anonymousreply 458September 8, 2023 12:57 AM

Why am I getting emails from Bed Bath & Beyond, I thought they went kaput.

by Anonymousreply 459September 8, 2023 1:02 AM

A twelve or thirteen-year-old drove their grocery cart into a corner of the store. "Mommy! I can't get out!" she said.

"Go backwards", the exasperated mom replied.

I can't believe education in our country has come to this.

by Anonymousreply 460September 8, 2023 1:39 AM

Teachers are supposed to teach a child how to "reverse" a shopping cart? What about the parents? Maybe the child is just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 461September 8, 2023 2:13 AM

I was referring to the parents, and educators who should have picked up on the lack of reasoning.

by Anonymousreply 462September 8, 2023 2:20 AM

Why didn’t you chuck a canned good at the child to teach Serpentine Serpentine?

by Anonymousreply 463September 8, 2023 2:29 AM

Queen Letizia from Spain has mean eyes. Is that a botox side effect?

I don't know anything about such matters as I'm naturally ravishing and haven't had to partake.

by Anonymousreply 464September 8, 2023 2:44 AM

Weather app says it's 66 degrees but why is it so humid

by Anonymousreply 465September 8, 2023 3:49 AM

Baseball on one screen, football on another and tennis on the third

by Anonymousreply 466September 8, 2023 3:53 AM

I need to go back to bed.

by Anonymousreply 467September 8, 2023 6:43 AM

My husband just did, R467.

I’m having a tall iced coffee, so I think we’re going in different directions this morning.

by Anonymousreply 468September 8, 2023 12:12 PM

I thought I ate too much yesterday but when I weighed myself before I’m only up about half a pound-yah!

by Anonymousreply 469September 8, 2023 12:59 PM

Geeze, r469 wtf did you eat that made you gain a half a pound in one day?

by Anonymousreply 470September 8, 2023 1:27 PM

R470- I had a sweet potato before lunch- that was the culprit. But I shall be more careful today. With time and persistence I will lose that half a pound in no time.

by Anonymousreply 471September 8, 2023 1:43 PM

A sweet potato will not cause you to gain a half pound in a day.

by Anonymousreply 472September 8, 2023 4:47 PM

Do not come to Maui. Come to Maui

by Anonymousreply 473September 8, 2023 4:48 PM

I understood completely, R460. Nowhere did you mention schools or teachers.

by Anonymousreply 474September 8, 2023 5:05 PM

R459, overstock.com bought the name and all the trademark and whatever else was left from Bed, Bath and Beyond and rebranded themselves. If you go to overstock.com or their o.co address, you’ll see if just redirects you to bedbathandbeyond.com.

by Anonymousreply 475September 8, 2023 5:09 PM

I have a leak in my two-year-old roof.

Called roofing company yesterday and woman said she had a crew in my area today and they would be out first thing.

"Crew" turned out to be one young guy named Daniel who FORGOT HIS LADDER. I do not own a ladder tall enough nor does my neighbor. Daniel will be back tomorrow WITH A LADDER.

Can't make this crap up.

by Anonymousreply 476September 8, 2023 6:59 PM

Thunder is rumbling, hopefully that’s the cold front moving in to end this week’s inferno of hell.

by Anonymousreply 477September 8, 2023 7:11 PM

I’m under a severe thunderstorm warning, which means I’m supposed to be cowering in the basement, but there’ll be plenty of time for that if it becomes necessary. Sure is dark.

by Anonymousreply 478September 8, 2023 7:36 PM

I have to throw out my favorite t-shirt. It smells musty and home remedies of washing in vinegar and baking soda or using a detergent for musty clothes aren't working.

by Anonymousreply 479September 9, 2023 2:42 PM

I was hoping for more than a 15 minute nap.

by Anonymousreply 480September 9, 2023 2:56 PM

I was on my way to go grocery shopping but a thunderstorm is coming through. I’m sure I can forage and find something for dinner so I can put it off until tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 481September 9, 2023 6:38 PM

I got carded buying beer today. The cashier looked at my ID and said "sorry."

by Anonymousreply 482September 9, 2023 8:15 PM

When I was a kid, I thought there was a guy named Ron Bacardi, who had his own brand of rum. How casual, I thought — it’s not Ronald Bacardi, but just ‘Ron.’

by Anonymousreply 483September 9, 2023 9:02 PM

Cute r483.

When I was a kid I thought the huge white house in my town that took up half a block and had big white pillars and massive beautiful grounds, fountain, circular driveway and limousines in front was The White House where the President of the United States lived.

When my uncle died, I learned it was actually a funeral home.

Also, why do Italians take six-year-olds to wakes/funerals? It's traumatizing for children, all the wailing, moaning and flailing about.

by Anonymousreply 484September 9, 2023 9:14 PM

I always thought Bill Maher looked like Patrick Swayze if Patrick Swayze was squished into alternate dimension by the Phantasm ball.

“Yeah, this is Patrick. And the guy humping Granny’s leg is Bill. He has a big personality.”

by Anonymousreply 485September 9, 2023 10:07 PM

Your fart was so powerful I could literally taste it

by Anonymousreply 486September 10, 2023 12:26 AM

[quote]I have to throw out my favorite t-shirt. It smells musty and home remedies of washing in vinegar and baking soda or using a detergent for musty clothes aren't working.

Don't give up! Did you try Lysol laundry sanitizer or Fels-Naptha?

by Anonymousreply 487September 10, 2023 1:38 AM

I have began writing . I am currently working on 2 stories

by Anonymousreply 488September 11, 2023 12:49 AM

[quote] I have began writing .

Oh, dear.

"I have begun writing."

by Anonymousreply 489September 11, 2023 1:05 AM

Give it a rest r489. You sound overwhelmed and this is not the place for that.

by Anonymousreply 490September 11, 2023 1:12 AM

Thank you R490

by Anonymousreply 491September 11, 2023 1:13 AM

I debated on what to post as my declaration of having begun the writing process. I may have done a bit of overthinking . I thought should I post " I am working on my stories now" I began writing" " I have started writing" all this overthinkin g led to me posting " I have began writing" and ultimately becoming bait for r489

by Anonymousreply 492September 11, 2023 1:16 AM

Those spaghetti models of Hurricane Lee that show it coming to New England better be wrong. We've had more than our fair share of rain this summer. It's even raining now.

by Anonymousreply 493September 11, 2023 1:28 AM

I got a shower scrubby (whatever those mesh balls that you put body wash on are called) caught on an earring while I was scrubbing my neck and behind my ears and had to finish my shower and then get out with it still stuck on my earring and cut it out with scissors. It made me feel like a dolphin caught in a tuna net.

I’m a guy but I’ve had pierced ears and worn earrings (just little silver hoops) for over 30 years.

If you have any piercings below your chin, I’d be particularly careful with those things.

by Anonymousreply 494September 11, 2023 6:17 AM

It’s FASHION!

Look it up.

by Anonymousreply 495September 11, 2023 8:09 AM

[quote]I have began writing . I am currently working on 2 stories

Blanche: What day is this? I've been up for 72 hours. I had a breakthrough. I discovered a new form of writing. I will go down in history. First I wrote all day, then I tore it all up, and then that night it came to me, and the words poured forth like liquid from a stream. It was almost a mystical experience. Somebody else was writing this.

Rose: Who?

Blanche: Everyman. This is everyman's work. It's all gold. Just open it anywhere and the magic will touch you. But I'm so tired. I must sleep. And I cannot sleep. I am too tired to sleep. I will never sleep again. I may die from this. What am I gonna do? My God, I'm hallucinating. I see little balls of sunshine in a bag. Does this mean something?

Rose: Those are egg yolks, Blanche.

Blanche: My brain's gone. My body is limp with exhaustion. I suppose all the greats knew this feeling. And the thing is, after all this I've decided not to sell my book. It's too good to sell. They can publish it after I'm dead, like Vincent van Gogh.

Dorothy: Van Gogh was a painter, Blanche.

Blanche: Whatever. It's all the same thing. We're all artists. We're all misunderstood. He cut off his hair. Maybe I'll cut off mine.

Dorothy: He cut off his ear.

Blanche: I have too many earrings.

by Anonymousreply 496September 11, 2023 8:47 AM

Humidity causing sweats; feeling menopausal

by Anonymousreply 497September 11, 2023 9:56 AM

I love you R496

by Anonymousreply 498September 11, 2023 2:42 PM

Saw two magpies outside yesterday. Two for joy.

by Anonymousreply 499September 11, 2023 3:19 PM

I invented a new lunch: a thick slice of tomato, chipotle mayo, a couple slices of turkey, top with a slice of cheddar and put under the broiler until cheese melts. Really good. I might have another.

I used white cheddar but probably any cheese that melts well would do.

by Anonymousreply 500September 11, 2023 4:02 PM

R479, did you try “Tide Hygienic 10x”?

Hate to see a favorite shirt gone to waste.

by Anonymousreply 501September 11, 2023 4:25 PM

Set off my fire alarm while making some grilled halloumi. :/

by Anonymousreply 502September 11, 2023 4:27 PM

I wonder how difficult it is to get a book or short story published

by Anonymousreply 503September 11, 2023 7:48 PM

My cats are napping with me. The big cat has his front paw flung over the little cat. We are in a sort of spoon. It goes: me, big cat, little cat.

by Anonymousreply 504September 11, 2023 8:11 PM

[quote]I wonder how difficult it is to get a book or short story published

It's whelmingly difficult. That's why so many people self-publish their books through Amazon and vanity presses.

by Anonymousreply 505September 11, 2023 9:05 PM

You know, I never understood the appeal of George C. Scott.

by Anonymousreply 506September 11, 2023 9:13 PM

I have seen it and it is large.

by Anonymousreply 507September 12, 2023 2:09 AM

I ate some nice, fresh pineapple. But it blew out my palate for the rest of the day. Nothing tasted good after that.

by Anonymousreply 508September 12, 2023 2:59 AM

The dollar store in my area has begun selling Christmas decor

by Anonymousreply 509September 12, 2023 4:03 AM

^ Were there any Dollar Store pound cakes available?

by Anonymousreply 510September 12, 2023 1:17 PM

The Target in my neighborhood was selling Halloween candy by the entrance in mid-August.

For some reason when I went in yesterday, they'd changed the display to an assortment of laundry detergents and household cleaners.

Maybe they sold out of the candy and now they're selling customers clean-up supplies for egged homes and candy shart stains?

by Anonymousreply 511September 12, 2023 2:24 PM

Or maybe detergents and cleaners are the trendy new trick-or-treats for this Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 512September 12, 2023 3:23 PM

Where did the Dollar Tree cotton candy go? I've not been able to find it the past two visits.

I did get a mini-grater that is indispensable. And the last jar of sweet pickles-- they were good!

by Anonymousreply 513September 12, 2023 4:45 PM

The hummingbirds are gone and I just took down the feeder. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 514September 12, 2023 5:04 PM

[quote]Where did the Dollar Tree cotton candy go?

I find this interesting...

*but fat whores may find this whelming

by Anonymousreply 515September 12, 2023 5:52 PM

Visiting my parents in my hometown. The place is so sleepy and quiet. I love visiting them in September when the late summer , early Fall ambiance feels like a blanket of nostalgia. It has helped with my writing. I just drove near my old high-school, parked the car , played Boys of Summer.

by Anonymousreply 516September 12, 2023 8:05 PM

I get really nostalgic when I go to my hometown, too, though its a few states away.

Some nights when I can't sleep, I fire up the Google Street View on my phone and go up and down the streets of my childhood from the comfort of my bed. I wish there was a street view that went way back in time. I would love to have seen my neighborhood 50, 60, 70 years back.

by Anonymousreply 517September 12, 2023 8:42 PM

I sometimes drive through the old neighborhood when I am passing by. It hasn't changed a bit. I can see things happening 60 years ago when I pass the houses. Now all of those kids are 65-75 years old. All of our parents are dead. The woman who now lives in the house I grew up in cut down the evergreen tree my parents planted on the day I was born. It reached 15 ft. tall when I went off to college. Dad would put strings of those large lights that were predominant at the time all around the tree. Our neighbors loved it.

My nephew-in-law could not believe my sister and I could name the occupants of those houses when we grew up when we went on a Christmas light ride. We remembered dozens of them.

by Anonymousreply 518September 13, 2023 1:19 AM

I'm having pigs in a blanket for dinner. Not the little appetizers. Full size hot dogs. I'll probably stop at two and save some for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 519September 13, 2023 1:34 AM

R516 you are overwrought with nostalgia

by Anonymousreply 520September 13, 2023 1:35 AM

Playing with my box underneath the covers. Listening to old shitty 80s music

by Anonymousreply 521September 13, 2023 1:36 AM

Eating crackers without hands in bed

by Anonymousreply 522September 13, 2023 2:12 AM

Saw this today and wondered if this is where my obsession for men with dark five o'clock shadows began.

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by Anonymousreply 523September 13, 2023 2:48 AM

Why do you have a box underneath the covers, r521? Is a 90s style boombox that you use to play your music?

by Anonymousreply 524September 13, 2023 3:21 AM

R484, At 73, I've been to Italian funerals, Irish wakes, and points in-between. Never once have I seen "wailing, moaning, and flailing about."

by Anonymousreply 525September 13, 2023 3:49 AM

Oh god, R518, I remember back when you posted about that. How devastating.

by Anonymousreply 526September 13, 2023 7:29 AM

The weather woman on this small city tv news channel suggests holding a large mug of coffee and wrapping your fingers around it to warm them, hence “mug cradling”.

by Anonymousreply 527September 13, 2023 11:45 AM

I had my fasting blood draw done earlier today. The technician who took my blood was really nice. She looked at both arms and chose to take blood from my left arm. I guess I have small veins. It was pretty painless.

We shall see what my results are. A couple of years ago, my cholesterol shot up. After that, I stopped going to McDonald's. I live close to 2 different McD's, so it was so easy to stop there (drive-through) on the way home.

by Anonymousreply 528September 13, 2023 7:35 PM

Good luck with your blood work, R528. I was in a similar situation with my cholesterol.

I had started treating myself to a Taylor Ham (Pork Roll), egg, and cheese on a roll every other Sunday or so during the Spring. My doctor noticed my cholesterol was up and I told her I could get it down. I didn't tell her about the THEC fests. I have to get more blood work in November and I'm sure my cholesterol will be down significantly.

by Anonymousreply 529September 13, 2023 8:25 PM

Thanks, Cosmo. That THEC roll does sound good, like an upgraded Egg McMuffin. Good luck to you, as well.

by Anonymousreply 530September 13, 2023 8:29 PM

I'm switching back to Charmin Ultra Soft. They had reduced the sheet size, so I had switched to Marathon (very industrial-feeling, but larger sheets).

However, for some reason, Costco sells Charmin Ultra in the old, larger-sheet size. So, I got a 30-pack from Costco.

by Anonymousreply 531September 13, 2023 8:33 PM

Just how large is your cloaca r531?

by Anonymousreply 532September 13, 2023 10:08 PM

I just ate a Chef Ramsay frozen dinner from Walmart. It was good but a bit salty like Chef Ramsay.

by Anonymousreply 533September 13, 2023 10:21 PM

I am having a second helping of salad. It’s really good

by Anonymousreply 534September 13, 2023 10:29 PM

I have blood testing done every three months because I have a medical condition. I would always get light-headed when the blood was pulled out. Now I stare at it and dare it to take me down.

by Anonymousreply 535September 14, 2023 1:44 AM

My Japanese maple’s red leaves have turned green. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 536September 14, 2023 12:31 PM

R12 Is Julie Andrews. (See pic)

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by Anonymousreply 537September 14, 2023 12:39 PM

R536, does it need iron? My dad has some maple trees and the leaves were starting to yellow while the veins remained green. He treated them with iron that can be sprinkled around the tree, and it helped a little. The next year they were still looking week so I told him to get some iron injections for them. You have to drill a small hole in the tree, not too deep, and pop the "injection" in, it's like a little cartridge/capsule. That helped a lot.

Maples are known for getting anemic, at least in my neck of the woods. It will kill them eventually, if not treated. You can get the iron injections on Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 538September 14, 2023 12:52 PM

*weak

by Anonymousreply 539September 14, 2023 12:53 PM

I thought it might have to do with all the rain, but I’ll look into “anemia.”

by Anonymousreply 540September 14, 2023 1:24 PM

My cholesterol, LDL, and HDL are all high. However, the ratio seems OK. We'll see what my doctor says.

My triglycerides are low, which is good.

I think I need to stop eating Skippy creamy (it has hydrogenated oil). The Skippy natural doesn't taste as good.

by Anonymousreply 541September 14, 2023 6:19 PM

These fucking flies are working my last nerve

by Anonymousreply 542September 14, 2023 8:53 PM

[quote]These fucking flies are working my last nerve

I know exactly what you mean - every time I cross my legs...those damn blow flies!

by Anonymousreply 543September 14, 2023 8:59 PM

Cheryl, r543 It’s common knowledge nasty snatch draws flies just like a big pile of horse shit!

by Anonymousreply 544September 14, 2023 9:04 PM

I’m not going back to Assissy Heights!

by Anonymousreply 545September 14, 2023 9:07 PM

Today I saw an episode of The Simpsons that I'd never seen before.

by Anonymousreply 546September 14, 2023 11:45 PM

Today I saw Thom Browne shoes at Saks - off 5th.

They are featured online - found between Stacy Adams and Cole Haan shoes.

by Anonymousreply 547September 15, 2023 4:10 AM

At first I thought you meant Thom McCann shoes, R547.

by Anonymousreply 548September 15, 2023 8:58 AM

Eating liverwurst and red onion on a bagel in bed. Don't knock it til you try it (in bed)!

by Anonymousreply 549September 15, 2023 9:38 AM

Feels like Autumn this morning...should I cradle a mug?

by Anonymousreply 550September 15, 2023 11:50 AM

I'm starting to think Tomato Pesto tastes better than Basil Pesto, which also gives me heartburn.

by Anonymousreply 551September 15, 2023 12:11 PM

Do you peel and seed your tomatoes before pestocizing them, r551?

by Anonymousreply 552September 15, 2023 12:23 PM

"Pestocizing", my new word for the day.

But I'm unlikely to use it much, so no need to be whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 553September 15, 2023 1:23 PM

New slippers!

by Anonymousreply 554September 15, 2023 4:46 PM

R554 wins best underwhelming post of the Back to School Edition!

by Anonymousreply 555September 15, 2023 4:49 PM

Excuse me. They are lined with shearling.

by Anonymousreply 556September 15, 2023 5:44 PM

[quote]Excuse me. They are lined with shearling.

What good fortune. Your family must be so happy.

by Anonymousreply 557September 15, 2023 5:51 PM

Well, I wasn’t going to boast, but they are described by their noted purveyor as “wicked good.”

by Anonymousreply 558September 15, 2023 7:02 PM

The future is unwritten

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by Anonymousreply 559September 15, 2023 7:11 PM

Made in Myanmar!

by Anonymousreply 560September 15, 2023 9:12 PM

Beautiful sunset in New England thanks to Hurricane Lee's clouds. Mostly will be affecting the coast with high wind and rough seas. Downeast Maine and Nova Scotia will get the strongest wind.

by Anonymousreply 561September 15, 2023 11:32 PM

I'm out of rice vinegar.

by Anonymousreply 562September 15, 2023 11:34 PM

I have a large bottle if you need some.

by Anonymousreply 563September 15, 2023 11:42 PM

I bought 24 wood pants hangers for $35 - no crease at the knees!

I need only 16. This means I will have to buy eight pairs of pants.

by Anonymousreply 564September 16, 2023 12:44 AM

My back

by Anonymousreply 565September 16, 2023 12:58 AM

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

by Anonymousreply 566September 16, 2023 1:07 AM

R565, I say that many times daily!

by Anonymousreply 567September 16, 2023 1:09 AM

My pussy and crack

by Anonymousreply 568September 16, 2023 2:35 AM

Mallomars are in full bloom. It saddens me that their season is so abbreviated.

by Anonymousreply 569September 16, 2023 7:23 PM

I just took a Xanax to remain underwhelmed today.

by Anonymousreply 570September 16, 2023 7:28 PM

NYT crossword was tough today. I need another nap.

by Anonymousreply 571September 16, 2023 8:57 PM

I like to bend forward and inhale the musky odors of my crotch greedily

by Anonymousreply 572September 17, 2023 2:31 AM

I have felt tense all day for no reason.

by Anonymousreply 573September 17, 2023 2:55 AM

I need to switch from Skippy creamy (hydrogenated oil) to Skippy natural. Sigh. The natural is not as good, but my cholesterol has shot up.

by Anonymousreply 574September 17, 2023 3:56 AM

I'm getting a root canal Monday.

by Anonymousreply 575September 17, 2023 5:02 AM

Root canal isn’t underwhelming. I hope it goes OK.

by Anonymousreply 576September 17, 2023 6:27 AM

I've been bing watching "The Brady Bunch", and it's a lot better than I remembered it.

by Anonymousreply 577September 17, 2023 2:54 PM

I think I have been unfair to cashews.

by Anonymousreply 578September 17, 2023 2:57 PM

We know, and we accept your apology.

by Anonymousreply 579September 17, 2023 3:03 PM

R574, try this peanut butter. I first discovered it at a farmers market and now order it online. The best I have ever had. They have all sorts of nut butter concoctions but the regular and crunchy peanut butter is unparalleled.

R578, cashews have a very satisfying chew, just a tiny bit soft. I can’t say that about other nuts.

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by Anonymousreply 580September 17, 2023 7:06 PM

Thank you, R580. That's very kind of you to give me a recommendation for peanut butter.

by Anonymousreply 581September 17, 2023 8:34 PM

I’m tired from completing an exasperating survey regarding my attitude towards smoked meats.

by Anonymousreply 582September 17, 2023 8:47 PM

I always quit surveys in the middle.

by Anonymousreply 583September 17, 2023 8:56 PM

You're wise, R583. If you complete one and the ratings you give are decent, they'll never stop sending you more.

by Anonymousreply 584September 17, 2023 11:21 PM

Sometimes you just know when enough is enough

by Anonymousreply 585September 18, 2023 1:38 AM

I had a fun day but over did it. I went on a two hour hike this morning and then played tennis. This afternoon I rode my bike to the beach and swam a lot (but also rested on the beach). When I was ready to head home I wished I had my car.

I’ve been laying on the couch for a couple of hours and feel like I can hardly move.

by Anonymousreply 586September 18, 2023 1:48 AM

I once wrote "I enjoyed it while naked" in the margin of a Nielsen ratings book after marking Here Come the Brides.

I wasn't looking at the brides.

by Anonymousreply 587September 18, 2023 1:53 AM

[quote]I've been bing watching "The Brady Bunch", and it's a lot better than I remembered it.

You were right the first time. So sorry about the cognitive decline.

by Anonymousreply 588September 18, 2023 2:26 AM

^ Your insult whelms.

by Anonymousreply 589September 18, 2023 8:00 AM

A friend once told me that he had been watching "Gilligan's Island" episodes and was surprised to discover that it was a really funny show. And I thought, "The poor thing."

by Anonymousreply 590September 18, 2023 8:05 AM

This thread will be played out soon, like Blanche DuBois. Here's the new one.

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by Anonymousreply 591September 18, 2023 9:19 AM

Multiple open "I Want To Be Underwhelmed" threads always threatens to whelm me.

by Anonymousreply 592September 18, 2023 9:39 AM

^ maybe you are change averse

by Anonymousreply 593September 18, 2023 9:40 AM

^ or maybe there really is too much change

by Anonymousreply 594September 18, 2023 9:54 AM

The new thread has already been planted at r559.

by Anonymousreply 595September 18, 2023 1:41 PM

Let's get...

by Anonymousreply 596September 18, 2023 1:43 PM

Started...

by Anonymousreply 597September 18, 2023 1:43 PM

On...

by Anonymousreply 598September 18, 2023 1:43 PM

That new thread

by Anonymousreply 599September 18, 2023 1:44 PM

Closed Thread

by Anonymousreply 600September 18, 2023 2:27 PM
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