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I want to be underwhelmed -- Pumpkin Spice Edition

Mug-cradling season is here.

by Anonymousreply 166October 3, 2023 11:11 PM

Previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 1September 18, 2023 9:17 AM

Pumpkin spice overwhelms. Not editionworthy.

by Anonymousreply 2September 18, 2023 9:28 AM

It’s still terribly dry here in the Pacific Northwest, after a very dry year, and I now worry about the returning salmon. The cedars are looking really stressed, too, due to drought, and all if this is admittedly very whelming indeed, but at least the clouds have started movng in, making the light and colours dull again, which is more along the lines of what we’re used to.

I want to be underwhelmed by our usual endless grey drizzle!

by Anonymousreply 3September 18, 2023 9:31 AM

And yet, as it's added to more and more products and becomes an increasingly tiresome cliche, pumpkin spice is inherently underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 4September 18, 2023 9:31 AM

I can proudly state that I have neither purchased or consumed anything labeled as "Pumpkin Spice".

by Anonymousreply 5September 18, 2023 10:04 AM

Premature posting, OP.

by Anonymousreply 6September 18, 2023 11:09 AM

This thread is an imposter.

by Anonymousreply 7September 18, 2023 1:40 PM

I accidentally posted this in the “what’s your favorite cookie” thread (spoiler: it’s oatmeal raisin) but here it is…

I called in sick. To a doctors appointment.

It’s supposed to be taking place right now but I didn’t have the time or the motivation to make it.

It’s just a checkup, so I can reschedule (assuming I don’t die before the next available appointment)

by Anonymousreply 8September 18, 2023 2:38 PM


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by Anonymousreply 9September 18, 2023 5:00 PM

I have to buy a bunch of pumpkin spice stuff for my partner's mother as she can't get it in her country.

by Anonymousreply 10September 18, 2023 5:20 PM

Sounds like a desirable country.

by Anonymousreply 11September 18, 2023 5:25 PM

This is a duplicate thread. Two Underwhelming threads would be a catastrophe. Stop it at once. Whelmer!

see r9

by Anonymousreply 12September 18, 2023 6:12 PM

It’s damp and chilly here today. I am having my afternoon cup of tea (decaffeinated Irish breakfast tea with milk) and found myself cradling the mug!

by Anonymousreply 13September 18, 2023 6:55 PM

[quote]This thread is an imposter.

[quote]This is a duplicate thread. Two Underwhelming threads would be a catastrophe. Stop it at once. Whelmer! p

Blame whoever posted the "real" thread at R9. It was created much too early.

by Anonymousreply 14September 18, 2023 8:36 PM

One day is not way too early.

by Anonymousreply 15September 18, 2023 8:38 PM

It's 93 degrees outside.

by Anonymousreply 16September 18, 2023 8:42 PM

[quote]One day is not way too early.

The previous thread still had room for more than 40 posts.

by Anonymousreply 17September 18, 2023 8:47 PM

yeah, don't start a new thread until at least the 590s. It's not like there's going to be a deluge of people fighting to underwhelm each other at the very same minute.

by Anonymousreply 18September 18, 2023 8:51 PM

which were posted in a single day

by Anonymousreply 19September 18, 2023 10:04 PM

In any case. we've already had a "Pumpkin Spice Edition" of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 20September 18, 2023 10:05 PM

Oh my fucking god!

Underwhelm me, don't bore the fucking shit out of me.

by Anonymousreply 21September 18, 2023 10:08 PM

I just realized I accidentally used dog shampoo on my hair and all over my body yesterday. I thought my hair seemed a little curlier than usual but chalked that up to humidity.

by Anonymousreply 22September 18, 2023 10:48 PM

Thank you, r22.

by Anonymousreply 23September 18, 2023 10:54 PM

I tried the pumpkin spice beverage only once and found it revolting.

by Anonymousreply 24September 18, 2023 11:25 PM

Yeah, I tried a sample of pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. It was awful.

by Anonymousreply 25September 18, 2023 11:29 PM

Today I bought two nice, sweet pineapples. I cut off the crown, cut off the skin, took out the cores, and now they're in nice slices in my fridge.

Lots of refuse, though.

by Anonymousreply 26September 18, 2023 11:30 PM

It's happening.

This has to be a record.

For the earliest Christmas commercial

Just saw a Glade candles, jingle bell commercial

by Anonymousreply 27September 19, 2023 12:25 AM

Get out, r27! That is fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 28September 19, 2023 12:45 AM

I'll bet your bush is fuller and shinier, assuming you have a bush... R22.

by Anonymousreply 29September 19, 2023 12:49 AM

R29, not sure about shinier but curlier all over. Head, chest and bush. Makes me think I should use conditioner on the dog.

by Anonymousreply 30September 19, 2023 12:56 AM

No kidding R28. I'm still in shock!

by Anonymousreply 31September 19, 2023 1:09 AM

I am trimming my shrubbery, the Outside shrubs.

by Anonymousreply 32September 19, 2023 1:13 AM

I never liked house plants, but it might be cool to have one of those small, potted topiary trees.

by Anonymousreply 33September 19, 2023 1:17 AM

Wendy's now has pumpkin spice frosties. I almost got one, but I have issues with dairy. But do they even have milk in them, or are they just plastic and clay?

by Anonymousreply 34September 19, 2023 1:35 AM

Wendy's had a peppermint Frosty for a while last year and it wasn't good.

by Anonymousreply 35September 19, 2023 7:41 AM

Probably some dairy byproduct, anyway, R34. It sounds like something you should avoid. How about some Pumpkin Pie Spice Frosted Mini-Wheats? But not with actual milk, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 36September 19, 2023 7:45 AM

Dueling Underwhelmed threads has me feeling whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 37September 19, 2023 1:48 PM

I made a strawberry cheesecake for a family dinner, and everyone raved about it. My dad loved it and now wants to know when I will make another one - just for him.

by Anonymousreply 38September 19, 2023 2:51 PM

I ate a little bag of Wise potato chips and can literally feel the fat left behind in my mouth. They weren't worth the calories.

by Anonymousreply 39September 19, 2023 5:22 PM

At least it was only a little bag, R39, and not the Family Size.

by Anonymousreply 40September 19, 2023 8:39 PM

R27x that was actually an ad for Christmas [bold]2024[/bold]. You only thought it was too early. It’s much more serious than you realized.

by Anonymousreply 41September 19, 2023 9:30 PM

I've been farting audibly at work lately.

I just don't care anymore.

by Anonymousreply 42September 19, 2023 9:35 PM

My work just started doing I notice days once peronth, which I'm sure will gradually be once per week. We'll, booked a vacation day for the one scheduled next month. I simply do not want to see these people.

by Anonymousreply 43September 19, 2023 10:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 44September 19, 2023 11:35 PM

Sorry typos 😅

My office has been wfh since pandemic, now they are introducing one day per month work in office. Well, I booked a vacation day for that day because I do NOT want to see these fucking people I work with

by Anonymousreply 45September 20, 2023 12:01 AM

That sounds kind of good, R36. I'm another one who tried a pumpkin spice latte once, even asking for fewer pumps of whatever it is they put in it, and I thought it was horrible.

by Anonymousreply 46September 20, 2023 12:07 AM

90 degrees today in Flyoverstan 🥵

by Anonymousreply 47September 20, 2023 12:10 AM

[quote] My office has been wfh since pandemic, now they are introducing one day per month work in office. Well, I booked a vacation day for that day because I do NOT want to see these fucking people I work with

One day per month sounds like a dream.

I just got a new job, starting in October. My old job was working from home maybe 80%. New job is WFH 20% (1 day per week). We'll see how it goes. I'm hoping it's a bunch of introverts in there.

by Anonymousreply 48September 20, 2023 12:42 AM

Two underwhelmed threads...I'm out.

by Anonymousreply 49September 20, 2023 4:48 AM

I got my usual flat of Waterloo sparkling water at Costco today. They change the flavors seasonally. This assortment included Cranberry and Spiced Apple flavors.

by Anonymousreply 50September 20, 2023 5:32 AM

You seem easily whelmed, R49. But then I guess that's what drew you to the underwhelmed threads in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 51September 20, 2023 9:16 PM

Fall doesn't begin until Saturday, Sept. 23. It seems a little late this year.

by Anonymousreply 52September 20, 2023 9:45 PM

Its still fuckinfg hot. Where is the damn cool autumn breeze?!?!. I want to sit in the shade under a tree in the park dammit!

by Anonymousreply 53September 20, 2023 10:11 PM

I had some tree work done in my backyard today.

They brought the following equipment: a huge bucket truck, a huge truck to hold the trees they cut down for me, a bobcat claw loader to remove the branches, and heavy duty stump grinder.

Boy, those tree guys work very hard but they sure do get paid top dollar!

by Anonymousreply 54September 20, 2023 10:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 55September 20, 2023 10:28 PM

R33 Then you have to worry about it.

by Anonymousreply 56September 20, 2023 10:32 PM

I’m still going to make some nectar because it looks like a hummingbird is still draining the feeder. I haven’t seen the bird but I’ve seen the liquid go down every day.

I’m wondering when I’ll see the first white throated sparrow and juncos.

by Anonymousreply 57September 21, 2023 1:29 AM

I hopped in my car at 10 am today, eager to be productive and run errands. And immediately got a flat tire.

I drove to the Firestone about a mile down the road on the flat tire, with people rolling down their windows and yelling "Hey, you have a flat tire," at me the length of the drive.

They got me in pretty quick over there at the Firestone. Which was a really pleasant surprise. However, because it's an all-wheel drive, when you replace one tire you have to replace all four so that the tread-depths all match.

So now I have four new tires, and Firestone has $1126.

I spent the rest of the day resting.

by Anonymousreply 58September 21, 2023 1:57 AM

Wow, R58, that was expensive to fix one tire. (Yes, I realize you had to get 4 tires.)

by Anonymousreply 59September 21, 2023 2:06 AM

My left foot is cold. My right foot feels ok. But my left foot is always cold. It used to get better after I put socks on but now it’s still cold.

My husband’s uncle used to sleep in some kind of vascular boots before he died. Is that my future?

by Anonymousreply 60September 21, 2023 4:49 AM

Assuming that you have a future, R60.

by Anonymousreply 61September 21, 2023 4:52 AM

I can't decide whether I should get the new Covid booster.

by Anonymousreply 62September 21, 2023 7:42 AM

Please don't. ^^

by Anonymousreply 63September 21, 2023 9:27 AM

My kittenTokyo has entered that kitten phase where they lose their minds. She's jumping up on furniture like she's playing "floor is lava" and zooming around like she just snorted Adderall. And her mom, bless her, is playing along. I think it is very sweet of her to indulge her kitten in such a robust playful way.

This started in my bedroom this morning. I felt very whelmed by the activities. They are now here in the den where I am attempting to have my coffee. Again, whelming to be around it, and I need them to get out of the den right now.

But I'm glad they are having a fun time. Tokyo had been very shy and skittish for the first several weeks and it's nice to see her coming out of her shell and grabbing the brass ring of life a little bit.

by Anonymousreply 64September 21, 2023 1:28 PM

Tokyo is a good kitty name.

by Anonymousreply 65September 21, 2023 2:07 PM

Considering buying Apple's new series 7 watch to replace my series 4 I bought in 2019. My current watch only last about 5 hours before I have to put it back on the charger. I only use a few functions on it such as heart rate and fitness tracker. Should get $60 for a trade in but still is $400 worth it?

by Anonymousreply 66September 21, 2023 2:33 PM

I personally wouldn't, R66. But I don't know your financial situation. I think $400 is far, far too much considering the functions you are using the device for.

by Anonymousreply 67September 21, 2023 2:43 PM

Growing up, everyone I knew had a nail in their kitchen wall with a fly swatter hanging from it. Those fly sweaters stayed the same for years. Now I need to buy a swatter because it’s Fly Dying In The House Time and all the revues I see tells me “don’t buy…it breaks..,it doesn’t land on fly….didn’t work even once…”

I wish there was such a thing as a Professional Fly Swatter.

There are 5 flies on my bed right now. They’re waiting for me to fall asleep so they can suck the moisture out of my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 68September 21, 2023 5:54 PM

I just bought fly swatters the other day, they're all plastic. Fortunately, they came in a pack of 5, so if one breaks, I've got spares. BTW, they've killed just fine.

by Anonymousreply 69September 21, 2023 6:03 PM

[quote]They’re waiting for me to fall asleep so they can suck the moisture out of my mouth.

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 70September 21, 2023 6:19 PM

What is Tokyo's mom's name? Osaka?

by Anonymousreply 71September 21, 2023 10:06 PM

Lol, no R71. It's Esther.

by Anonymousreply 72September 21, 2023 10:19 PM

[quote]I just bought fly swatters the other day, they're all plastic. Fortunately, they came in a pack of 5, so if one breaks, I've got spares. BTW, they've killed just fine.

I find the thought of flattened flies whelming.

by Anonymousreply 73September 22, 2023 1:49 AM

When is this damn heat gonna leave the Northeast ...

by Anonymousreply 74September 22, 2023 2:02 AM

I’m cold, R74

by Anonymousreply 75September 22, 2023 4:01 PM

I hate zinnias. “Oh they’re so great! Butterflies and hummingbirds love “em! They so easy to grow and care free!”

No they’re fucking NOT. the first zinnia seeds I bought flowered and looked ok, but no butterflies. Why? Because I was told, they’re hybrids. Since it’s humid here in sumner I bought zinnia seeds that said they were more mildew resistant. What they didn’t say was “we are hybrids, therefore we’ve been messed with. We’re been bred to look good, not to give nectar, so…..no nectar.”

So I made sure to buy “heirloom” zinnia after that. Great they look good, now I’ll plant them outside. Oops it rained last night…land there’s foggy mist tonight and ……we’re now a mass of yellow-grey leaves turning brown and shriveling up from mildew.

Infernal plant

by Anonymousreply 76September 22, 2023 4:06 PM

Zinnias are great! They’re so colorful, cheerful, and easy to grow.

by Anonymousreply 77September 22, 2023 4:20 PM

R66, it's all relative, as R67 implied, but I really like to look over my health tracker. I love seeing how much deep sleep I get per night, how long I was awake when I woke up in the mile of the night, whether my cardio fitness has improved or at least stayed the same, and it keeps me on track with my activity every day. I was looking at the 6-month graph the other day, and I saw when my grandma died this summer, everything went way down but has since rebounded. I feel it helps me maintain my health somewhat.

I also like that if I am cooking or something and I hear an email or call come in, I can glance at my wrist to see what it was. I can control Apple Music with it while driving, and I have some limited ability to control my tv with it. To me, it's worth it. If money was a little tight I'd do one of those 'Pay in 4 installments' things to spread it out without interest.

I have a 7 and it stays charged for around 36 hours.

by Anonymousreply 78September 22, 2023 5:15 PM

R76 blames a reliable species of flowering plant known for its resilience and startlingly bright colors for her stupidity and ignorance.

Around here, that sort of thing is common enough to be quite underwhelming for the rest of us, but her intensity undermines the point of the lovely, somnolence-inducing thread(s).

My own comment is that my shoes squeak on the floor of the office I'm working in as a consultant. I don't really care, but it's quite noisy with every step.

by Anonymousreply 79September 22, 2023 8:06 PM

Zinnias suck.

Sunflowers rule. 🌻

by Anonymousreply 80September 22, 2023 11:11 PM

Zinnias and hydrangeas plus Sunflowers

by Anonymousreply 81September 23, 2023 2:45 AM

Sorry to overwhelm but my Dad is dying, That is all>

by Anonymousreply 82September 23, 2023 3:46 AM

My shoes squeak too! Its so annoying. But there are lots of us squeaking on the floors.

by Anonymousreply 83September 23, 2023 4:02 PM

Omg! so sorry to hear R82.

by Anonymousreply 84September 24, 2023 2:27 AM

My condolences, R82.

by Anonymousreply 85September 24, 2023 2:28 AM

How can DL go for over 10 minutes without one new post?

by Anonymousreply 86September 24, 2023 2:54 AM

Adding psyllium seed husk to my supplements has been a success. It's been a month now and I really see the benefits.

by Anonymousreply 87September 24, 2023 3:03 AM

I ate popcorn with salt and butter. My kitchen is a mess again and there is nothing I want.to cook.

by Anonymousreply 88September 24, 2023 3:16 AM

You made a mess out of your kitchen just by making some popcorn?

by Anonymousreply 89September 24, 2023 3:59 AM

Pumpkin spice lube, is it a thing? They had Holiday Blend poppers last Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 90September 24, 2023 4:22 AM

[quote]Pumpkin spice lube, is it a thing?

Available now from Amazon.

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by Anonymousreply 91September 24, 2023 7:43 AM

Yesterday was the first day of fall. I'm whelmed to know that stores will soon be filled with Christmas merchandise, if they're not already.

by Anonymousreply 92September 24, 2023 8:42 PM

A reminder to connoisseurs of the underwhelming that "Dancing With the Stars" will have its season premiere on Tuesday, September 26th.

by Anonymousreply 93September 25, 2023 3:54 AM

R91 “I present to you… pumpkin spice “musk” 🍆…”

by Anonymousreply 94September 25, 2023 4:20 AM

I bought pure caffeine powder for my workouts because I made the calculations and it's a lot cheaper than the cheapest capsules on the market. I went and poured it from the bag into a pill container so it would be more practical to use on a daily basis, but the powder is so fine, it spilled all over the table. Scooped up what I could with a piece of paper and licked the rest off the table so it wouldn't go to waste. Bitter as hell!

Anyway, I was thinking of trying it sublingually once. And apparently if you snort it or make a nasal spray out of it, it goes straight to your brain for an instant, but short-lasting, rush.

r87 I've been a psyllium advocate since forever. I do hope you're buying the ground form in bulk, the pills are an overpriced scam with enormous margins.

by Anonymousreply 95September 25, 2023 4:38 AM

Be careful w/that powdered caffeine, R95. Believe it or not, you can OD and die from it.

by Anonymousreply 96September 25, 2023 5:00 AM

This talk of powdered caffeine seems very whelming.

by Anonymousreply 97September 25, 2023 8:44 AM

This talk of powdered caffeine seems very jitsy.

by Anonymousreply 98September 25, 2023 10:14 AM

This talk of powdered caffeine seems very suspicious.

by Anonymousreply 99September 26, 2023 1:01 AM

April 2020, what a strange time that was. I was on the last lap of my PHD.

by Anonymousreply 100September 26, 2023 1:21 AM

This talk of powdered caffeine is making me miss the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 101September 26, 2023 7:13 AM

September did it to me again.

The humidity left, the temp cooled down to tolerable. The angle of the sun wasn’t making me sick; the daytime shadows looked so pretty. “Maybe it will stay like this through autumn,” I thought. “Wouldn’t that be great? There have been years where that happened….I think. Warm, sunny autumn….

It’s been raining and windy for 5 days.

September disappoints me again. It starts out so beautifully and ends so badly. In fact, the last time I remember a warm September where there was no cold, windy, rainy weather was September 2001. It rained 2 days after 9/11 then didn’t rain again until March. It was fairly warm all winter (40s and misty in January).

by Anonymousreply 102September 26, 2023 4:53 PM

[quote]In fact, the last time I remember a warm September where there was no cold, windy, rainy weather was September 2001.

I remember a hot September.

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by Anonymousreply 103September 26, 2023 6:28 PM

We in Southern Ohio always get warm weather until Halloween. Then the bottom falls out.

by Anonymousreply 104September 27, 2023 12:06 AM

September is still summer in D.C Fall never really arrives until October.

by Anonymousreply 105September 27, 2023 3:29 AM

Fall really puts me in a nostalgic mood

by Anonymousreply 106September 27, 2023 8:09 PM

Fall is my favorite season, although the foliage season itself is very short, and, by November, it just seems like winter without the snow.

by Anonymousreply 107September 28, 2023 2:22 AM

I really don't need to repeat myself, do I?

I mean, the proof is in my pudding.

by Anonymousreply 108September 28, 2023 2:44 AM

It gives me such a warm feeling this time of the year to know that Hefty makes cinnamon pumpkin spice kitchen trash bags.

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by Anonymousreply 109September 28, 2023 9:52 AM

It's enough to make a maggot gag.

by Anonymousreply 110September 28, 2023 10:15 AM

I feel for a vodka martini, shaken not stirred

by Anonymousreply 111September 28, 2023 5:40 PM

With pumpkin spice flavoring, R111?

by Anonymousreply 112September 29, 2023 2:07 AM

I found the "Dancing With the Stars" season premiere entirely underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 113September 29, 2023 3:15 AM

I sent an email to our HOA’s management company today that I think was meaner than anything I’ve ever written here and I thought “oh god, the other board members are gonna die when they see this” but instead they all responded with things like “I appreciate your restraint in that letter. I would have said “Bitch! Do the FUCKING job we FUCKING pay you for!’ End of email”.

I was really afraid the venom and hostility of this site was beginning to rub off on me in a bad way, but apparently it’s actually taught me great restraint compared to my neighbors. 🤷🏻

I’m the HOA president. I didn’t want to be, but I’m a little older a little more level headed than most (ok, all) of our owners, so I begrudgingly took the role to get us out of a very bad situation. We’ve had nothing but problems with this company for years and nobody has ever done anything but apparently everyone reached their breaking point this year. We are going to fire them soon, but as I was asking the other board members for how they wanted to handle things, one of them asked if we could “use our reserve funds to hire a hit man and just kill the bitch”. I said I wasn’t sure, but I believe I recalled reading something in our bylaws that we specifically couldn’t. 😒

by Anonymousreply 114September 29, 2023 7:23 AM

The problem is all the paperwork.

by Anonymousreply 115September 29, 2023 7:26 AM

R114, are you the guy who staged a coup on the old HOA bigwigs?

by Anonymousreply 116September 29, 2023 7:28 AM

Ok* that was more whelming than underwhelming at r116, so my apologies. But apparently, even by DL standards, my neighbors thought the vitriol and threats in my letter were underwhelming. Apparently I live in Melrose Place so an occasional threatening letter is no big deal to these people.

by Anonymousreply 117September 29, 2023 7:32 AM

Ugh. I meant r114, and yes r116. I’m the one that threw a coup. The first part was the easy part. We just booted the last president. This is with the company that has been robbing us blind. Lawyers may be involved shortly.

I had our treasurer added as an account signatory on our two bank accounts for the first time ever specifically so we could create new accounts and transfer all of the funds into the new accounts. We didn’t sign any of the contracts for which several thousand dollars will be owed shortly. This company did. And those bills go to them, they are the contract holders, and they will not be paid anything until they resolve all of the problems they created.

by Anonymousreply 118September 29, 2023 7:40 AM

If nobody cares, then it’s underwhelming you fucking moron.

by Anonymousreply 120September 29, 2023 11:17 AM

Why can't anyone make dental floss that lasts more than 3 teeth.

by Anonymousreply 121September 29, 2023 11:37 AM

Speaking about floss, have you ever noticed how people litter those floss picks everywhere? There are some in every parking lot. They seem especially prevalent in gym parking lots.

I can't square caring enough about your teeth to floss, but not caring enough about your surroundings to throw your plastic floss pick on the ground. It's not a surprise that smokers litter their cigarette butts everywhere-- they're idiots so we don't expect much from them.

But someone who cares enough about their teeth to drive around with floss in their car? It's incongruent. Next time you get out of your car in a parking lot, look at the leaves and things that get blown against the curbs and the medians, you'll see a floss pick.

by Anonymousreply 122September 29, 2023 1:50 PM

[quote]Next time you get out of your car in a parking lot, look at the leaves and things that get blown against the curbs and the medians, you'll see a floss pick.

Sounds like a perfect opening shot for a Hallmark romcom.

by Anonymousreply 123September 29, 2023 2:02 PM

The more I read about the places some of you live the more determined I am to stay where I am when I retire.

by Anonymousreply 124September 29, 2023 3:06 PM

R122 i too have noticed these. They are particularly noticeable in the early morning hours, I see a lot when I go for my morning run. It wasnt like this 2- 3 years ago. Similar to homelessness problems in the suburbs, it is another example of the post pandemic societal malaise.

by Anonymousreply 125September 29, 2023 4:08 PM

Based on my observation of my older family members, one of the most important things for one's quality of life as one ages is living in an area with lots of great doctors and hospitals nearby.

My family of origin all stayed in the exact same rural area since my Mennonite forbears came from Russia, and the doctoring there is awful. People are afraid to go to the hospital because a lot of patients don't come out alive, and die there of something unrelated to the reason they went in. Also, specialists. It seems like a trip to a specialist is an all-day affair, 50-100 miles in another direction and back.

by Anonymousreply 126September 29, 2023 4:48 PM

[quote]another example of the post pandemic societal malaise

Yeah, no one littered before the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 127September 29, 2023 5:17 PM

Lots of homeless / semi-homeless people buy gym memberships and take showers and do all their grooming at gyms. Hence, maybe, all of those floss picks on the ground. No excuse for littering, though.

by Anonymousreply 128September 29, 2023 5:30 PM

R126, I could have written your post, including the Mennonite heritage. My Dad moved to a city when he turned 18 as part of his 1-W service, so our family has had access to good schools and healthcare. My grandparents, uncles/aunts and cousins still in rural Kansas have all had questionable care from local doctors who are only there because of government programs that pay part of their schooling if they agree to practice in rural hospitals for a couple of year. And, as you say, if there's anything other than simple emergencies or specialist care, it's hours on the road.

by Anonymousreply 129September 29, 2023 7:57 PM

R129, I'm from Kansas. I am whelmed.

Familiar names are Jantz, Koehn, Unruh. None of those are my surname but those are my kinfolk.

Regarding medical care-- when I was a kid, Dr. Wedel used to lay hands on my head to pray for my earache to go away!

by Anonymousreply 130September 29, 2023 9:03 PM

I meant to sign my post above as R126, though surely there aren't many of us with that same background.

by Anonymousreply 131September 29, 2023 9:12 PM

There’s now pumpkin 🎃 spice cat litter

by Anonymousreply 132September 29, 2023 9:16 PM

R130, those are definitely familiar names; we're probably related. You probably know some Wiebes, Friesens, and Josts (also not my surname).

by Anonymousreply 133September 29, 2023 9:35 PM

[quote]There’s now pumpkin 🎃 spice cat litter

I've heard of poor people being forced to eat cat food. Things must be really bad for people to eat cat litter.

by Anonymousreply 134September 30, 2023 8:06 AM

At least it’s not Fugbreeze

by Anonymousreply 135September 30, 2023 1:16 PM

Cool that this thread may have connected cousins.

by Anonymousreply 136September 30, 2023 4:29 PM

I'm making a pumpkin pie using Splenda instead of sugar, but I don't have the granulated version, so I have to open 24 packets. It's a little whelming.

by Anonymousreply 137September 30, 2023 7:21 PM

R137, how come you are using Splenda? Diabeetus?

by Anonymousreply 138September 30, 2023 7:34 PM

R130, I'm from OK and went to school with kids with those names. We had stealth Mennonites who dressed like everyone else, and out in the country lived the hardcore Mennonites whose women wore those little caps. They can all bake their asses off.

Sorry to intrude upon your family reunion!

by Anonymousreply 139September 30, 2023 8:01 PM

[quote]I have to open 24 packets. It's a little whelming.

Pretend they're condoms.

by Anonymousreply 140September 30, 2023 8:34 PM

[quote]how come you are using Splenda? Diabeetus?

I had a check-up recently and my A1C put me in the "pre-diabetic" category. So, yeah.

by Anonymousreply 141September 30, 2023 8:59 PM

I’m watching Janice Page as a guest flasher on St. Elsewhere. She looks great. She’s now 101!

by Anonymousreply 142September 30, 2023 9:44 PM

Is she related to Janis Paige?

by Anonymousreply 143September 30, 2023 10:01 PM

Yeah, I know I butchered her name. I knew someone would catch it and correct me. No harm no foul.

Dr. Craig wasn’t impressed with her “rack.”

Michael Madsen was looking good.

by Anonymousreply 144September 30, 2023 10:21 PM

I was 220 lbs before the pandemic and most of it was muscle. I completely slacked and didn’t go to the gym for three years. I’ve always had a little bit of a problem keeping my weight up, but I actually fell to 190. Well, I didn’t get on a scale for months again until I realized my UNDERWEAR was slipping off me and I dropped into the high 160s. 🫣

I hate my body. Not in a body dysmorphia way. I just hate that it’s turned on me and does this shit to me. And I hate that I’m complaining about losing weight. I’m not sick. I’ve been checked out. I just have a super fucked metabolism. Always have. I had to work so hard the older I get to *keep* that weight and I fucking lost almost 50 lbs by NOT exercising.

I’m sorry for whining about this.

by Anonymousreply 145October 1, 2023 8:04 AM

^oh. I’m 6’ tall and a man and I technically was a bear, but now I’m like one of those starving polar bears trapped on a floating icecap. FML.

by Anonymousreply 146October 1, 2023 8:06 AM

If it's. pumpkin flavored it's disgusting. NO thank you.

by Anonymousreply 147October 1, 2023 8:08 AM

That was an awful lot of whelm for an "I want to be underwhelmed" thread, R145.

by Anonymousreply 148October 1, 2023 8:14 AM

The "humblebrag" thread is down the hall, R145.

by Anonymousreply 149October 1, 2023 8:22 AM

It’s not a humblebrag if it’s making me unhappy, r149. And it shouldn’t be overwhelming to anyone. If anyone was whelmed, they should probably stay off the internet. There are much worse things all over it.

by Anonymousreply 150October 1, 2023 9:25 AM

You sir, are in danger of becoming decidedly unwelcome on these threads.

by Anonymousreply 151October 1, 2023 10:29 AM

I tried a pumpkin spice kombucha drink at Buzzbrews in Dallas -- mostly because that is the only kombucha drink they had available the night I dropped in (the place has since closed, even though it was good in every other aspect ....) -- OH, my GOD: that drink literally burned my lips. I obviously couldn't finish it.

by Anonymousreply 152October 1, 2023 11:02 AM

[quote] I just hate that it’s turned on me and does this shit to me.

R145, why are you whining? You're the one who didn't go to the gym for three whole years.

Your body didn't "turn" on you, you neglected your body.

by Anonymousreply 153October 1, 2023 5:45 PM

Your metabolism goes faster when you are building muscle.

Your body has an equilibrium. When you gain and retain muscle, your equilibrium changes with that new normal. When you quit working out, your body goes back to the equilibrium you started with.

I had to quit bodybuilding several years ago due to my Lewy Body Dementia. My arms and legs could not be counted on to hold the weight. So, I lost seventy pounds of muscle. I now weigh 120. I live vicariously through seeing bodybuilders in videos and photos. Happily some of them get naked.

by Anonymousreply 154October 2, 2023 12:04 AM

R153, I’m hesitant to respond and get screamed at for whelming people, but I’m whining because for 99% of the world, when you stop working out you GAIN weight. But not me. I lost it. And I’m not happy about it.

by Anonymousreply 155October 2, 2023 2:12 AM

No, R155, fit men who work out like to gain weight, not lose weight. In-shape men don't like to lose weight, i.e., don't like to lose muscle mass.

You're not happy about it, but what did you expect after three years of not working out. Get a grip.

by Anonymousreply 156October 2, 2023 2:21 AM

I spilled a hot cup of coffee on myself today.

by Anonymousreply 157October 2, 2023 7:46 AM

some of the leaves are tawning

by Anonymousreply 158October 2, 2023 10:16 AM

R145 This is, on many levels, more than many on this thread can handle. You cans see it's upsetting to others. I'm going to open a mini-pack of Lorna Doones to ground myself.

by Anonymousreply 159October 2, 2023 5:09 PM

My friend's.mother.".retired to Africa" Gambia to be exact She is thinking of joining her there soon because " she desperately wants out of the UK" problem is that , she is nowhere near retirement age.

by Anonymousreply 160October 2, 2023 5:24 PM

It was in the 80s where I am today. This does not say "October" to me. It's borderline whelming.

by Anonymousreply 161October 3, 2023 8:51 AM

[quote]It was in the 80s where I am today. This does not say "October" to me. It's borderline whelming.

Meh, it was probably in the 90s where I grew up today. The only way I’d be whelmed is if I woke up and it was in the 1980s again.

by Anonymousreply 162October 3, 2023 9:41 AM

It's supposed to reach 83 today, I hope these temperatures don't keep the trees from reaching peak color.

by Anonymousreply 163October 3, 2023 2:58 PM

[quote] My friend's.mother.".retired to Africa" Gambia to be exact She is thinking of joining her there soon because " she desperately wants out of the UK" problem is that , she is nowhere near retirement age.

Gambia is a place where older British women go for sex with younger Gambian men. The men there are somewhat desperate, financially. The men in Gambia are like young women in the Philippines (seeking a relatively wealthy partner - age and looks be damned).

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by Anonymousreply 164October 3, 2023 3:03 PM

[quote]It's supposed to reach 83 today, I hope these temperatures don't keep the trees from reaching peak color.

The ideal conditions for peak color are warm days that turn into cold nights.

by Anonymousreply 165October 3, 2023 9:23 PM

[quote][R145] This is, on many levels, more than many on this thread can handle. You cans see it's upsetting to others. I'm going to open a mini-pack of Lorna Doones to ground myself.

We were told my great-grandmother died after choking on a Lorna Doone but nobody in my family had ever known her to like much less eat a Lorna Doone, so we all suspect foul play. She was 98. Your insensitive comment is extremely whelming to me. I must retreat to my BDSM dungeon now for some “me” time with Master.

by Anonymousreply 166October 3, 2023 11:11 PM
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