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I want to be underwhelmed -- Pumpkin Spice Edition

Mug-cradling season is here.

by Anonymousreply 600November 17, 2023 1:23 AM

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

Yes, R166, and what become of her new straw hat that should have come to me? Somebody pinched it, and what I say is, them as pinched it, done her in.

by Anonymousreply 167October 4, 2023 7:58 AM

R166 Science is just now recognizing the dangers of this deadly yet unassuming cookie. Lorna Doones are a silent killer.

by Anonymousreply 168October 4, 2023 10:54 AM


by Anonymousreply 169October 4, 2023 11:13 AM

Oh great. Lorna has arrived. She’s probably here to kill again.

by Anonymousreply 170October 4, 2023 6:11 PM

Ok, I got us off track. Let me redeem myself and try to return us to normal programming. I lost a bottle of soy sauce that I thought was sitting on my dining room table because I pull it out so frequently that I got lazy and didn’t return it to the kitchen. I also have a small cat that steals things and they disappear for up to two weeks and then he usually returns them to the bathtub (no clue why. But he’s stolen things like an electric toothbrush, a microfiber cloth I left sitting on the kitchen counter after I’d cleaned it, and even my eyeglasses and I had to wear an old pair of there year old glasses before they finally were returned to the bathtub a few days later). Well, I honestly sat there debating whether or not I absentmindedly moved it back to the kitchen, where I still can’t find it, or if this small cat was actually capably of stealing a rather large and heavy (for him) bottle of soy sauce. I posted about it on Facebook and a friend immediately responded “have you checked the bathtub?”

by Anonymousreply 171October 4, 2023 7:00 PM

Check all your cabinets and the refrigerator.

by Anonymousreply 172October 4, 2023 7:09 PM

R172, I did. I had been losing a lot of things for a while and I started to worry. First I thought, oh, that’s odd, why am I always misplacing things? Then that worry slowly turned to “oh no…no, no, no!” and I was afraid I was having early stages of some type of dementia or a neurocognitive problem. I was fully ready to make an appointment about it.

But nope. I finally realized what was going on. If I was holding something and walking from one room to another, I’d have to stop, put down what I was holding and pull this small, extremely bad cat off the top of the toaster oven or out of a cabinet where the cat food bag he ripped into is as he was helping himself to second breakfasts. Then I’d walk off completely exasperated and forget what I had in my hands and where I was going with it.

I think that a single question could easily be added to most cognitive screening tools.

“Do you have a cat? You do? Well, there’s your problem! You’re fine.”

by Anonymousreply 173October 4, 2023 7:53 PM

It seems like all summer it rained on the weekends. I want some al fresco boozing before it gets too cold to sit outside but it's going to rain this weekend too.

Of course the middle of the week is sunny and gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 174October 4, 2023 8:07 PM

I have literally hundreds of Pune cones falling 8nti my yard. White ones, covered in sap. I’ve been picking them up and putting them in a pile while weeding. I’m cuveredc in sap. My hands, feet, clothes. You know that nice Christmas tree smell?

It’s not at all like that.

by Anonymousreply 175October 4, 2023 9:13 PM

I miss cool Fall days and nights

by Anonymousreply 176October 4, 2023 9:39 PM

A woman, like many other condo dwellers in our association, just walked clear across my front yard to get to the informal dog run on the other side of my house. Her dog shit in my yard, and she didn't clean it up. If I say anything, I'm the number one pain-in-the-ass in the association. Most of them have dogs, and they all go to the dog run.

I own the condo, but I do not own the land. It drives me crazy. Most of them bring bags and the clean up after their dogs. She, and a few others, don't.

by Anonymousreply 177October 4, 2023 10:04 PM

[quote]I have literally hundreds of Pune cones falling 8nti my yard. White ones, covered in sap. I’ve been picking them up and putting them in a pile while weeding. I’m cuveredc in sap. My hands, feet, clothes.

Also, it goes without saying, your typing fingers.

by Anonymousreply 178October 4, 2023 10:06 PM

U r quit rite

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by Anonymousreply 179October 4, 2023 11:07 PM

R171 Aren't you supposed to refrigerate soy sauce? It says so right on the label. You are gambling with your life.

I really didn't need this on top of everything else today.

by Anonymousreply 180October 4, 2023 11:09 PM

R180, so does ketchup but I’ve never been to a restaurant where they actually did that. They always leave the soy sauce and ketchup bottles out forever. I think ketchup has enough acid and soy has enough salt that they are basically so inhospitable to bacteria, they could probably be used in first aid to dress wounds.

by Anonymousreply 181October 4, 2023 11:35 PM

I don’t think you need to refrigerate soy sauce. It’s salty and pretty shelf-stable.

by Anonymousreply 182October 5, 2023 1:32 AM

I don’t even refrigerate my butter, eggs, milk, or raw chicken. I only buy organic and I don’t like thinking what refrigeration can do to them. They aren’t refrigerated in the wild. Sure, I’ve had a few upset tummies, 215 trips to the emergency room for life threatening food poisoning this year alone, and I had to have 3/4 of my small intestines removed due to necrosis.

But I like to eat naturally like humans have for the tens of millions of years we’ve been on this Earth.

by Anonymousreply 183October 5, 2023 2:22 AM

My Siamese cat used to be a hoarder when he was younger. Stole all kinds of stuff to study and relay info back to the mother ship. I found his stashes several times in the front hall closet. Particular obsessions with twist ties, qtips, buttons and cat food lids.

by Anonymousreply 184October 5, 2023 5:31 AM

R184, my older cat steals as well. One day I found a five dollar bill tucked into the crevice in his bed. I haven’t had any actual cash for probably 15 years. I only have cards to pay for things, so I have no idea where he got it or how.

by Anonymousreply 185October 5, 2023 7:07 AM

It's probably better that you don't know, R185.

by Anonymousreply 186October 5, 2023 8:55 AM

Several years ago, my parents bought a used golf cart and fixed it up so they could putt around the neighborhood. They are dog people, but a decade ago, they got a friendly stray cat that was supposed to be a 'mouser' for my dad's large garage. My mom wanted to just call her "Cat" since she thought of her more as a farm animal, but my dad gave her more of a real name, Kit-Kat. She used to spend a lot of time in the garage, but as she's gotten older, she prefers to be inside the house, with my dad, to my mom's chagrin. But when she was younger, she used to wait until everyone was asleep, then leave the house through the dog door and enter the garage through the cat flap. Because my parents always parked the golf cart in the garage, they would just leave the keys in the ignition. My dad's cat used to hop in their golf cart after they fell asleep, hit the garage door button, and drive across the tracks and on up to the Country Club, where she would collect 'lost' golf balls from the afternoon. When the Golf Pro arrived just before dawn every day, she would sell the balls back to him for $5 a bag, which was usually all she had, one bag. The Pro nicknamed her Kit Caddy because of the cart. She was proud to earn an honest living without having to kill other animals, as she didn't like mousing. She would then drive back home on the back roads and park the golf cart just as she'd found it, and leave the garage via the cat flap and enter the house via the dog door to cuddle in bed with my dad as everyone was just waking up for the day. When my parents got a new bed several months ago, they found nine $5 bills stuffed in the corner of the bed frame.

by Anonymousreply 187October 5, 2023 3:59 PM


by Anonymousreply 188October 5, 2023 4:06 PM

R187 thanks for the chuckle.

by Anonymousreply 189October 5, 2023 4:42 PM

Oh Lord, r187! It’s snows heavily where I live and it was the middle of February when I found the fiver in my cat’s bed. Did he have to steal my keys, unlock two deadbolts, sneak out to the detached garage, unlock it, unlock the jeep, open the garage door and then put it in 4 wheel drive to back out because that’s the only way you can get out of our alley?

He was a street cat so I highly doubt he got the money washing golf balls. He was probably either running a three-card monte scam or selling crushed up aspirin to dumb college kids and telling them it was pure Colombian coke.

But where is the rest of the money? He either has it saved in an account, probably something offshore because he’s a cat and doesn’t have a SSN or ID to open a US bank account, or he’s spending it on hookers and other terrible stuff.

You’ve made me much more worried than I was previously and I am officially WHELMED!

by Anonymousreply 190October 5, 2023 9:16 PM

[quote]He was a street cat so I highly doubt he got the money washing golf balls.

There are other balls I can clean on a street corner on the Lower East Side if you get my drift.

by Anonymousreply 191October 5, 2023 9:33 PM

Oh! 😳 R191, this is an absolutely true story. The little cat that stole the soy sauce bottle has been obsessed with watching me shower since he came home with me. At first he would scream his head off like I was being murdered in the shower, so a kind old cat lady told me to sing to him, but sing something gentle so it wouldn’t upset him. The first and last time I tried, for some reason, the only song lyrics I could think of or remember were “Fuck the Pain Away” by Peaches, so I tired singing that like a lulllaby, but the more I sang, the louder he yowled and the louder I got until I was screaming the lyrics in the shower. I’m sure my neighbors heard me.

Time has gone by and he’s chilled about me showering, but several months ago, I was getting ready to jump in the shower. He was sitting on the closed lid of the toilet, I was naked, brushing my teeth, and I saw something he had knocked onto the floor, so I bent over to pick it to. And as I bent over, I felt a small, furry paw reach out and touch my balls.

I really was shocked that he did that. But now you have me convinced he learned it from the bigger cat whose probably out touching balls on the mean streets for five bucks a pop.

by Anonymousreply 192October 5, 2023 9:51 PM

[quote]I felt a small, furry paw reach out and touch my balls.

That'll be $7.50, bucko.

Tip expected.

by Anonymousreply 193October 5, 2023 9:53 PM

Well. It was bound to happen. This is what? Like the 300th edition of an underwhelmed thread? And currently there are two threads happening at the same time, both still getting posts, and both roughly at the same rate.

We’ve entered the Underwhelmed Multiverse. I don’t know if this has happened before and if so, how you resolved it before everything unraveled. But this is clearly the slightly more whelming of the underwhelmed threads.

by Anonymousreply 194October 5, 2023 10:02 PM

Keeping score is decidedly whelming r194.

by Anonymousreply 195October 5, 2023 10:04 PM

[quote]But this is clearly the slightly more whelming of the underwhelmed threads.

How nice! Those who are afraid of being too whelmed now have a choice of regular or extra strength.

by Anonymousreply 196October 5, 2023 10:06 PM

Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale is my favorite song 🎵

by Anonymousreply 197October 5, 2023 11:38 PM

[quote]Watch yourself, bucko.

Making threats is whelming, r195.


by Anonymousreply 198October 6, 2023 12:07 AM

I like that r196. The pandemic has turned the entire world on its head. We could possibly benefit from an “I could probably handle a little whelming” series at this point.

by Anonymousreply 199October 6, 2023 12:11 AM

Texted my sister happy birthday. It's important that I keep a record of this for when she accuses me of not doing this in a few months.

by Anonymousreply 200October 6, 2023 11:13 PM

Your sister sounds whelming, R200. Are you sure that you're biologically related?

by Anonymousreply 201October 7, 2023 7:42 AM

I get "USPS Informed Delivery" sent to my email showing a picture of what mail I'll be getting each day. The one this morning was a letter from the IRS. I was a little worried as to what it was but it was acknowledgement of my amended tax return from May. I owed $1.49 in interest but since it was so small they reduced the amount owed to zero.

by Anonymousreply 202October 7, 2023 7:45 PM

I saw an ad for cinnamon bun cake mix and thought of buying it to make cinnamon bun cupcakes, but it makes 24 cupcakes and that’s just too many cinnamon bun cupcakes. A small box that makes 12 would be good. I can’t make the mix and throw half of it away because it goes against my inner poverty.

by Anonymousreply 203October 7, 2023 8:25 PM

Can you make 24 and freeze half of them, R203? They seem like the sort of thing that could be frozen and enjoyed later. I end up freezing a lot of what I cook because it's not always easy to make small portions. The bonus is that, when I freeze entrees, I have alternatives when I don't feel like cooking.

by Anonymousreply 204October 7, 2023 9:20 PM

Fall weather has suddenly arrived where I am, seemingly overnight. I am pumpkin-spice-ready.

by Anonymousreply 205October 7, 2023 11:25 PM

Same r205, I'm in the North East and fucking Finally Fall weather is here!!!

by Anonymousreply 206October 8, 2023 12:04 AM

I still have one coneflower to plant. It looks like crap, but it’s alive. Was going to plant today but it rained. Hope to get it in the ground tomorrow.

Have sooo much fall cleanup to do…

by Anonymousreply 207October 8, 2023 12:34 AM

R203, one word: baggies.

by Anonymousreply 208October 8, 2023 2:05 AM

I have a craving for medjool dates.

by Anonymousreply 209October 8, 2023 3:54 AM

I spent $40 at Whole Foods.

by Anonymousreply 210October 8, 2023 10:14 PM

I've never seen Gone With the Wind

by Anonymousreply 211October 8, 2023 11:18 PM

R211, that's OK. I don't think I've seen the entire movie, either. I don't think you're missing out on much.

by Anonymousreply 212October 9, 2023 2:30 AM

You're missing out on a lot, R211, despite what R212 says. But it's not the sort of movie you can watch on your phone. It's Hollywood's ultimate golden age epic. But, actually, I don't think you should bother to watch it. If you've never been curious about it, then you're not the kind of person who would appreciate it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 213October 9, 2023 7:56 AM

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day.

by Anonymousreply 214October 9, 2023 9:03 PM

I like this photo Slate used for an article entitled “No, Donald Trump is not 6’3” and 215 lbs.”

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by Anonymousreply 215October 9, 2023 10:43 PM

R215 is obviously lost. Political threads are over there ---->

by Anonymousreply 216October 9, 2023 10:55 PM

An ICHCB thread features a woman asking why her cat is putting newborn kittens with her human infant.

I read the thread after helping assholes and it evened out the day nicely.

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by Anonymousreply 217October 10, 2023 12:32 AM

Wegmans Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese has no flavor. I froze most of it, but asked myself why and threw it out. Feh!

by Anonymousreply 218October 10, 2023 2:09 AM

The dog I meet on my morning run is a bit obsessed with me. I see her out with her owner almost every morning. The second the dog spots me regardless how far I am, she gets so excited and runs towards me. I ran with my partner and she ignores him completely. If her back is turned and she hears my voice she turns immediately and runs to me.

Is that normal for dogs?

by Anonymousreply 219October 10, 2023 2:15 AM

A friend of mine's dog fell in love with me. Fortunately, we lived in the same building, and my friend let me hang out with and walk her dog anytime I wanted, which turned out to be every day. He was a great dog.

by Anonymousreply 220October 10, 2023 2:18 AM

r218, if you find yourself near a Walmart, these pumpkin sandwich cookies are really good with a lot of cream cheese and pumpkin flavor. The "cookie" part is soft and cake like. Never thought I'd be recommending something from Walmart bakery but I was introduced to these a couple of years ago and have been going out of my way to buy them every year since.

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by Anonymousreply 221October 10, 2023 2:30 AM

R221 is the DEBBIL! YES, I live near a Walmart!


by Anonymousreply 222October 10, 2023 3:32 AM

For me, the nearest Walmart is about 18 miles away. And yet, I'm considering going just to get those cookies.

by Anonymousreply 223October 10, 2023 9:39 AM

r223, here's a review to make your drive worthwhile!

Buy a package, go out to your car, try one, if you like go back and buy more as they freeze well.

I learned about them from this husband/wife four or five years ago, the price is now $6.47.

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by Anonymousreply 224October 10, 2023 1:08 PM

I have a Raleigh road biked I've owned since the mid 80's. Been meaning to take it to the dump or find a place that will recycle old bikes. Even though I don't ride it anymore due to back issues I'm having trouble letting it go.

It got me through college when I worked odd jobs in the summer and recently used it to save time hiking Bond Cliff in the White Mountains even though it was a little dangerous because of the narrow tires and rough trail. It's been sitting in the back of my car for three months. If I bring it back into my condo I'll end up turning it back into a clothes rack.

by Anonymousreply 225October 10, 2023 3:11 PM

[quote] Buy a package, go out to your car, try one, if you like go back and buy more as they freeze well.

Or: Buy 4 packages. Go out to your care, try one. If you don't like it, go back and get a refund.

by Anonymousreply 226October 10, 2023 4:21 PM

[quote]go back and get a refund.

That's also an option. However, going back in and going thru the self-checkout again will likely be quicker than Walmart's perpetual mile long customer service line for refunds/exchanges.

by Anonymousreply 227October 10, 2023 4:34 PM


Buy a package, go out to your car, try one, if you like go back and buy more as they freeze well.

Or: Buy 4 packages. Go out to your care, try one. If you don't like it, go back and get a refund.

Or: Go to the store, open the package and eat one. If you like them buy as many packages as you want.

If you don't like them, pay for the one you opened and then either give it to the cashier or throw it in the garbage. Or if no one was looking, put the opened package back on the shelf and walk away.

by Anonymousreply 228October 10, 2023 4:43 PM

LOL, r228.

Well if anyone is making the trip, let me make your trip worthwhile and also recommend the Marketside "Decadent" line of cookies in the bakery, must be "Decadent" variety. Decadent Oatmeal Raisin, Decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Decadent White Chocolate Macadamia and Decadent Turtle Brownie. Finally, the French Style Cheesecake Dessert, it's airy and mousse like, not dense cheesecake and very good.

I'll shut up about Walmart now. For today at least.

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by Anonymousreply 229October 10, 2023 5:05 PM

It’s not political R216, it’s a funny portrait of vanity.

by Anonymousreply 230October 10, 2023 10:20 PM

When did the Pilgrims go to Canada?

by Anonymousreply 231October 10, 2023 11:01 PM

Expo 67?

by Anonymousreply 232October 10, 2023 11:02 PM

Less than 2 weeks ago I was complaining about humidity, now It is so fucking cold in the Northeast. What the actual fuck? !

by Anonymousreply 233October 10, 2023 11:04 PM

Make sure to ejaculate at least 21 times a month for optimal prostate health. 💦

by Anonymousreply 234October 10, 2023 11:19 PM

Let’s not turn this into WebbedFeetMD

by Anonymousreply 235October 10, 2023 11:42 PM

I ran out of dog food and didn’t feel like going to the store. I had some frozen salmon that I poached for the pooch. I had oatmeal for dinner. Guess I better go to the store in the morning because he is being very judgey.

by Anonymousreply 236October 10, 2023 11:43 PM

He must piss in a secret corner as the ultimate bad review

by Anonymousreply 237October 10, 2023 11:51 PM

Found out why our yard has been flooding and attracting horny mosquitoes like a cheap turnpike motel.

Apparently, setting the drip irrigation frequency at “1” means you’re watering once an HOUR, not once per day. Oops.

Now that it’s been corrected, I am once again only midrange-whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 238October 11, 2023 12:00 AM

I've been eating so much popcorn lately ate 3 bags in 2 days

by Anonymousreply 239October 11, 2023 12:51 AM

My left eye hurts and it's watering.

by Anonymousreply 240October 11, 2023 12:52 AM

Stop rubbing it,R240.

by Anonymousreply 241October 11, 2023 3:45 AM

[quote] I'll shut up about Walmart now. For today at least.

Sounds great. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 242October 11, 2023 5:03 AM

It's fall, but I have not yet had an apple cider doughnut.

by Anonymousreply 243October 11, 2023 10:51 AM

I'm having a pork chop for breakfast. It's either that or I go out and buy a box apple cider doughnuts.

by Anonymousreply 244October 11, 2023 11:12 AM

The combination of the two sounds like a delightful meal.

by Anonymousreply 245October 11, 2023 11:27 AM

Why do Nabisco Pin Wheel Cookies cost so damn much?

by Anonymousreply 246October 11, 2023 5:23 PM

I hope it doesn’t rain again

by Anonymousreply 247October 11, 2023 7:11 PM

I've been thinking, if we can't have an "edit" feature here on DL, can we at least have a "delete" feature? The ability to delete one's own post would be helpful in the event of crazy formatting, multiple typos or just plain reading it back and realizing it's too long or doesn't sound right. Would a "delete" feature be easier to incorporate? Or am I just whistling in the wind?

by Anonymousreply 248October 11, 2023 8:52 PM

Trolls would have a field day with an edit button or even a delete button. It'll u get happen anyway.

I'd like a preview button - but we won't get that eithed.

by Anonymousreply 249October 11, 2023 8:59 PM

Oy, the irony !

Typos ahoy!

by Anonymousreply 250October 11, 2023 9:01 PM

"Preview" feature, that would help! I'll settle for that. Not that any of it will happen but one can dream.

by Anonymousreply 251October 11, 2023 9:02 PM

[quote] Or am I just whistling in the wind?

Pucker up motherfucker, it's a breezy day here.

by Anonymousreply 252October 11, 2023 10:27 PM

I had an HVAC company out today to do a Fall check on my system.

Everything is A-OK and within spec.

It would have whelmed me if he found anything amiss with my 13-year-old split system.

by Anonymousreply 253October 11, 2023 10:32 PM

Anybody feel like posting their Apple Betty, or, if you know it as Apple Crisp, recipe?

Apples, butter, brown sugar, oatmeal, heat.

by Anonymousreply 254October 11, 2023 10:37 PM

I am writing, the words are flowing out like hot lava. I'm in my zone

by Anonymousreply 255October 11, 2023 10:51 PM

Speaking of lava, I'm whelmed by this new season of Nova.

by Anonymousreply 256October 12, 2023 1:47 AM

Anne Bancroft was only 35 in The Graduate

by Anonymousreply 257October 12, 2023 2:06 AM

[quote]Anybody feel like posting their Apple Betty, or, if you know it as Apple Crisp, recipe?

You should probably post this in the other "underwhelmed" thread. You-know-who has been all over that one.

by Anonymousreply 258October 12, 2023 3:25 AM

Recipes that involve peeling and slicing apples tend to whelm me. Pumpkin pie is a lot easier, as long as you use canned pumpkin puree.

by Anonymousreply 259October 12, 2023 4:16 AM

[quote]Anybody feel like posting their Apple Betty, or, if you know it as Apple Crisp, recipe?

Have you considered consulting "the Internet"?

by Anonymousreply 260October 12, 2023 9:23 AM

I washed my coffee maker and now it's not working properly. Couldn't get it to turn on and when I finally did it won't shut off without pulling the plug. End up heating water in the microwave and pouring it in manually. Considering replacing it with an espresso/coffee maker.

by Anonymousreply 261October 12, 2023 11:32 AM

[quote] Have you considered consulting "the Internet"?

Why this kind of comment? Some people like a tried & true recipe. That said, DL is not the place for tried & true recipes.

by Anonymousreply 262October 12, 2023 3:16 PM

Slightly whelming.

Ordered something from eBay which had a long shipping time because it was coming from Australia. Never git it and it turns out seller/company is, of course, in China. I can’t find on eBay where to open a complaint with eBay, not with the seller. Of course I contacted the seller. Now I need to notify eBay and contest the transaction, but where?

by Anonymousreply 263October 12, 2023 4:18 PM

A bit whelmed reading your post r263

by Anonymousreply 264October 12, 2023 4:26 PM

R263, what's the difference? Just do a complaint re: the seller and eBay will address it.

by Anonymousreply 265October 12, 2023 4:31 PM

I tried eBay just once, because I was afraid I'd get cheated. I paid for an item and never received it. I filed a complaint but was never reimbursed. Luckily, I lost only a small amount of money. But the experience convinced me, fairly or not, that I was right to avoid eBay.

by Anonymousreply 266October 12, 2023 9:44 PM

Remember those thrifting fools that would sell their trash on ebay? I like the shower but wondered who bought that crap.

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by Anonymousreply 267October 12, 2023 11:25 PM

I thought ebay had shut down long ago. Didn't know ebay was still a thing

by Anonymousreply 268October 12, 2023 11:50 PM

Ebay was called AuctionWeb originally.

by Anonymousreply 269October 12, 2023 11:59 PM

Ok the Chinese sellers (who passed themselves off as Australian) reimbursed me and wants me to take down my one star review but I don’t know how to. I’ve never deleted feedback before.

by Anonymousreply 270October 13, 2023 12:29 AM

I use eBay quite a bit. Mostly to find things I like that have been discontinued. Mostly new-in-box stuff. I don’t bid on things, but I have contacted the seller to see if they’ll bring the price down. They usually will lower the price, esp. if you buy multiples.

You can also just ask questions about a product.

I only buy from sellers that have 95% or more positive reviews.

If anything, eBay is known for siding with the buyer too often.

Also, the trend on eBay seems to be free shipping and free returns shipping as well.

by Anonymousreply 271October 13, 2023 12:36 AM

Does that women from 40 Year Old Virgin still have her "We Sell Your Stuff on eBay" store?

by Anonymousreply 272October 13, 2023 1:08 AM

R272 who? Catherine Keener?

by Anonymousreply 273October 13, 2023 1:11 AM

eBay has taken over the conversation. But I guess it is a fitting topic for an "I want to be underwhelmed" thread.

by Anonymousreply 274October 13, 2023 9:14 AM

A friend of mine got a toupee.

I wasn't expecting this and was at a loss for what to say.

I hope I handled it well, I think I handled it well, but I'll be ruminating about it all day worried that I didn't.

by Anonymousreply 275October 13, 2023 12:37 PM

I’m sure she appreciated your tact, R275

by Anonymousreply 276October 13, 2023 12:42 PM

Did you jump a little? Hit it with an umbrella? Eeeek?

I’d circle him with outstretched arm, pointing while emitting the lowest bass noise.

by Anonymousreply 277October 13, 2023 2:13 PM

I picked up a friend for dinner one night and she came out in a very old lady styled Eva Gabor. She was about 35 at the time and I had no idea she even had a wig. I couldn't help but laugh but she was entirely serious and concerned about female hair loss. I felt bad but have never seen her in a wig again (except for Halloween).

by Anonymousreply 278October 13, 2023 3:13 PM


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by Anonymousreply 279October 13, 2023 3:46 PM

It's going to rain again this weekend. It's been raining every weekend for weeks now.

by Anonymousreply 280October 14, 2023 3:17 AM

imagine Joe giving Mika oral. Drunken Joe thrashing around 20 minutes trying to find "it," and Mika looking at her watch...

by Anonymousreply 281October 14, 2023 6:59 PM

Oops ^&&

by Anonymousreply 282October 14, 2023 7:00 PM

Didn't know Chrissy Hynde was British

by Anonymousreply 283October 14, 2023 7:00 PM

She's not, she's from Akron.

by Anonymousreply 284October 14, 2023 8:59 PM

After saying that I liked eBay (upthread), I had a negative experience. I ordered two items (wall chargers) that were listed as new. I received them and there were small scratches all over both items. The returns shipping is free, though, and I dropped it off at the Post Office. I hope to be refunded, soon.

by Anonymousreply 285October 14, 2023 10:21 PM

Unchained Melody thas to be the most romantic song

by Anonymousreply 286October 14, 2023 10:36 PM

R286, not sure if you like Leann Rimes at all. Here she is, a teenager, singing Unchained Melody. Really effortless, esp. at 3:15. The woman keyboardist is doing too much. It's comical.

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by Anonymousreply 287October 14, 2023 10:45 PM

No thanks r287 I prefer the melodic yearning tones from the RB

by Anonymousreply 288October 14, 2023 10:51 PM

Here you go, then.

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by Anonymousreply 289October 14, 2023 10:59 PM

And another take.

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by Anonymousreply 290October 15, 2023 8:04 AM

Say, let's not forget this version of "Unchained Melody," sung by none other than DL icon Dorothy Collins ("Follies"!).

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by Anonymousreply 291October 15, 2023 8:14 AM

R289, I had the great fortune in seeing the RB in concert in August 2000. Bobby hit that note, baby.

by Anonymousreply 292October 15, 2023 8:24 AM

I burned my mouth on a hot sausage yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 293October 15, 2023 9:27 AM

[quote]I burned my mouth on a hot sausage yesterday.

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 294October 15, 2023 10:01 AM

I woke at 9.45 today, with plans to cut the hedges for the final time this year. It’s now 2pm and I’m still in bed.

by Anonymousreply 295October 15, 2023 1:03 PM

Making chicken soup with garden herbs.

by Anonymousreply 296October 15, 2023 6:07 PM

I took a nap and my late husband came to me in a dream telling me that AI has discovered a new energy source that can be available to everyone.

by Anonymousreply 297October 15, 2023 6:58 PM

It’s just a jump to the left!

by Anonymousreply 298October 15, 2023 7:30 PM

My usual supermarket was out of chili powder again today. Why does this keep happening?

by Anonymousreply 299October 16, 2023 8:30 AM

Angela Lansbury would have been 98 today, if she hadn't died. And Suzanne Somers would have been 77 today, if she hadn't died yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 300October 16, 2023 10:18 PM

I called in sick. In bed with the cats.

by Anonymousreply 301October 16, 2023 10:22 PM

I am very much enjoying this magnificent Fall weather we're having here in the Northeast

by Anonymousreply 302October 16, 2023 10:34 PM

R302, I just turned on the heat for the first time since early spring. It’s chilly in NY tonight.

by Anonymousreply 303October 16, 2023 10:50 PM

I haven't been to the movies since late 2019. Nothing has grabbed my attention enough for me to venture out the cinema till now . I look forward to going this weekend to see Martin Scorsese 's new film

by Anonymousreply 304October 16, 2023 11:07 PM

Why not just stock up on chili powder? You can buy the Frontier Fiesta chili powder in bulk and store in the freezer.

by Anonymousreply 305October 17, 2023 12:05 AM

I don't usually require enough of it to stock up on, R305. But I guess I should if it's going to be such a chore to find,

by Anonymousreply 306October 17, 2023 1:04 AM

We smell gasoline in our house again.

We can’t find where it’s coming from.

Looking online I keep seeing “call an expert.”

An expert in what?

by Anonymousreply 307October 17, 2023 2:13 AM

Call your nearest dyke, R307. They're in the know when it comes to Harley fuels.

by Anonymousreply 308October 17, 2023 2:24 AM

I am so spoiled. My head rests right next to a window delivering 50 degree air into my face while I’m covered enough to eject a left sock some time every evening. I sweat like a horse at 4:30 and that air is comforting.

by Anonymousreply 309October 17, 2023 2:25 AM

R307 call your gas company and report the smell. Alto it is gasoline and not natural gas smell. Maybe a neighbours is doing work on a car or motorcycle?

by Anonymousreply 310October 17, 2023 2:59 AM

Gasoline can be leaked into the water table from old gas tanks at gas stations. It can spread a long distance, and is an immediate fire/explosion hazard. Call the fire department.

by Anonymousreply 311October 17, 2023 3:12 AM

I had a friend (a woman) who had SO many wigs for someone who actually had really beautiful long dark hair, but one year when we were in our 20s (which was a VERY long time ago) she came over to watch the Miss America pageant and brought a bagful of wigs. She’d try one on and look beautiful and glamorous. I’d try the same one on and I looked like Mike Myers in Wayne’s World.

But I’m a guy, so that wasn’t totally unexpected. Wondering what I’d look like in the Eva Gabor wig.

Probably like Garth from Wayne’s World. ☹️

We were very drunk.

by Anonymousreply 312October 17, 2023 4:19 AM

Your friend sounds fun, R312.

by Anonymousreply 313October 17, 2023 9:13 AM

R313, oh she was. We both had motorcycles, which is probably less coincidence and more why we became friends, and she also had a Wonder Woman costume (and she was gorgeous! Kinda the perfect Wonder Woman). Well I had a Batman cowl but no Batman suit so she said she was going to make me one and then we were going to ride around the city at night looking for would be thieves just to scare the hell out of them. I was pretty sure we’d be on the news, not for being weird costumed vigilante heroes, but for being weird costumed vigilante heroes that got shot (sorry-whelm) so I was secretly thankful we never did.

But then she MADE me a leatherman’s harness compete with little sequins because she didn’t know where to find metal studs to put on it and she insisted I wear it under a WHITE work shirt to graduation! You could absolutely see it though the white shirt but I wore it because I had a gown for graduation and I had to wear the gown to lunch with my family and sneak into the bathroom at a restaurant to take it off and wrap it up in the gown.

She was really an incredibly fun person. I’m sure she still is. But I haven’t seen her in years and she has kids now. But she was a crafty bitch.

And she’s a pediatrician. So much whelm here that I didn’t mean to cause. I guess the moral of the story is all your doctors were dumb college kids at one point and probably did some dumb ass stuff along the way.

by Anonymousreply 314October 17, 2023 12:48 PM

I had a bee in the kitchen. It’s currently 37 degrees in Flyoverstan. I want them all to just DIE ALREADY.

by Anonymousreply 315October 17, 2023 1:53 PM

You want bees to die, r315?

That's whelming!

by Anonymousreply 316October 17, 2023 2:34 PM

Today is the first day of the rest of your life

by Anonymousreply 317October 17, 2023 3:32 PM

It means that it's never too late to make a fresh start, R317.

by Anonymousreply 318October 17, 2023 4:53 PM

Bought a bag of Twinkies flavored popcorn. It takes like caramel popcorn.

by Anonymousreply 319October 17, 2023 5:19 PM

R317 triggered this song

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by Anonymousreply 320October 17, 2023 5:35 PM

For no reason at all, here is Billy Mumy and Marta Kristen on Lost in Space singing Sloop John B

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by Anonymousreply 321October 17, 2023 8:44 PM

I’m so tired and the cat just threw up.

by Anonymousreply 322October 17, 2023 9:14 PM

I was in the vicinity, r221, so I bought those Walmart cookies! Not in the mood for a sweet just yet, but I'll give my opinion when I try one!

Sorry, r229, I forgot about the Decadent line. Next time!

by Anonymousreply 323October 17, 2023 10:35 PM

I went to the Dollar Tree today, and bought a pink "fur" covered notebook with rainbow design at the top, a pack of Yikes looking pencils, a clear, sparkly pencil case and big pink novelty pen.

by Anonymousreply 324October 17, 2023 11:09 PM

Hope you like them, r323. If not, bring them into work. I bring a couple of packages to work when I make my November pilgrimage into the office and my co-workers love them. I bring packages of the Decadent line in the rest of the year when I'm obliged to bring a treat.

by Anonymousreply 325October 17, 2023 11:24 PM

I’m in total shock that I used the word whelmed as a throwaway years ago and it took on a life of its own

by Anonymousreply 326October 18, 2023 5:47 AM

I've never been to me.

by Anonymousreply 327October 18, 2023 8:04 AM

You're not missing anything r327.

by Anonymousreply 328October 18, 2023 8:17 AM

White Shade of Pale by Procol Harum

by Anonymousreply 329October 18, 2023 7:55 PM

That would be "A Whiter Shade of Pale."

by Anonymousreply 330October 18, 2023 8:35 PM

Just the sixteen, dear?

by Anonymousreply 331October 18, 2023 9:05 PM

Annie did it the best

by Anonymousreply 332October 19, 2023 1:11 AM

Annie's version is great but Procol Harum's is far superior, so powerfully melancholic

by Anonymousreply 333October 19, 2023 2:37 AM

EVR was so deliciously sapphic in True Blood

by Anonymousreply 334October 19, 2023 3:18 AM

I can't recommend Pumpkin Pie Spice Flavor Frosted Mini Wheats.

by Anonymousreply 335October 19, 2023 9:49 AM

Pumpkin Spice Makeup

by Anonymousreply 336October 19, 2023 11:10 AM

Isn't pumpkin makeup what Donald Trump wears?

by Anonymousreply 337October 19, 2023 7:24 PM

My beard was whelming me so I trimmed it with my Flowbee.

Looks good again.

by Anonymousreply 338October 19, 2023 10:14 PM

Well played, r338.

by Anonymousreply 339October 19, 2023 10:15 PM

R323 here. Those Wal-Mart Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies are great! Definitely can taste the pumpkin, unlike with Wegmans Pumpkin Roll (though the top icing swirl is fab!).

I shamelessly separated two cookies and added one's filling to double the other one. When I want sweet, I want SWEET!

by Anonymousreply 340October 20, 2023 11:23 PM

My big cat is eating tortilla chips because he stuck his head in the big bowl and started licking them all, so I gave him a couple of little broken ones to see if he actually would eat them. They are unsalted. So funny to listen to him crunch.

by Anonymousreply 341October 21, 2023 6:09 AM

r340, glad you like them. I like that the filling is actually cream cheese and light and nicely flavored, not buttercream like most of the supermarket pumpkin rolls are now. I can't be trusted around them so I keep them in the freezer and defrost one at a time.

by Anonymousreply 342October 21, 2023 2:17 PM

I had Covid a couple of weeks ago.

I isolated. After 5 days I tested negative twice and went back to my routine, all while wearing a mask for another 5 days.

Now I feel fatigued and worn down again after I felt well for a week or so.

by Anonymousreply 343October 21, 2023 4:27 PM

Sorry to hear, R343. Was that your first time catching Covid? I'm assuming you were vaccinated, at some point.

by Anonymousreply 344October 21, 2023 4:38 PM

2nd time, r344.

I'm all vaccinated and boosted for Covid and damn glad about it.

I know if I had not been, I'd have been in the hospital for the first bout. The 2nd bout wasn't as severe as the 1st.

And as soon as the next Covid vaccine is available, I'll be getting that, too.

I've got my flu shot, too.

by Anonymousreply 345October 21, 2023 4:58 PM

Vicki Carr could really belt it out.

by Anonymousreply 346October 21, 2023 5:10 PM

The current Covid booster is new, R345. Are you referring to whichever one is coming after that?

by Anonymousreply 347October 21, 2023 9:20 PM

I'm referring to the new, current booster. I'm still waiting for it to become available to me.

by Anonymousreply 348October 21, 2023 9:30 PM

I can't believe I binged on Hallmark Christmas movies all morning and into the afternoon.

by Anonymousreply 349October 22, 2023 2:07 AM

I can't believe that Halloween is more than a week away, and yet Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas" began Friday (Oct. 20). It will be Christmas movies 24/7 from now until January 2nd.

by Anonymousreply 350October 22, 2023 7:49 AM

I love the wooden acting of the some of the leading men on Hallmark movies.

Take yesterday morning's leading male. He made a '2' x '4' seem animated.

I LOVE Hallmark and Lifetime channel Xmas movies. Lifetime is obviously lower budget.

by Anonymousreply 351October 22, 2023 5:10 PM

Hallmark Christmas movies are, for me, the very definition of a guilty pleasure. I must admit I watch a few of them every year. There's something very comforting about them. They're always utterly predictable of course, which is actually part of their charm.

by Anonymousreply 352October 22, 2023 6:52 PM

Hallmark's and Lifetime's cranked out, assembly line Christmas movies are just what I want, when I want it.

For me, they're like McDonald's food, a product I love.

I don't eat it very often, but when I want that certain flavor, I know I'll get it, no matter which store I go into.

by Anonymousreply 353October 22, 2023 7:32 PM

I just wish the men on the Hallmark shows got naked under the tree, with a bow wrapped around his pecker. It never happens!

by Anonymousreply 354October 23, 2023 1:12 AM

[quote]I just wish the men on the Hallmark shows got naked under the tree, with a bow wrapped around his pecker. It never happens!

Not even when Jonathan Bennett is the star and is playing a gay man!

by Anonymousreply 355October 23, 2023 3:44 AM

Small town girl returns home from the big city to visit her dying grandmother. She saves the town's business, bakery, school, church, laundry mart, grocery store etc from being taken over by the big bad business man. In the midst of it all she falls in love with a dashing young man, who just happen to be the big bad business man's son, nephew, coworker etc or the town's mayor, or someone important in the town. The two help save the small business from beng taken over by big bad businessman. Everyone is happy. They celebrate this huge win by .gathering near the town Square either singing 🎄 Christmas 🎄 carols in a group sing a - long, dance a - long or watching Christmas lights, while sipping lattes

by Anonymousreply 356October 23, 2023 3:48 AM

My favorite would never happen real life but don’t let that stop us thing in Hallmark’s and Lifetime’s movies is that conveniently, living in the small town, is an available, heterosexual, hot, accomplished man that, apparently, all of the local would-be fraus have turn-up their noses at.

by Anonymousreply 357October 23, 2023 12:17 PM

Ryan Paevey and Antonio Cupo for the Hallmark wins!

Movie #2: Local baker/vineyard owner/chocolatier/designer/artisan/store decorator enters competition/goes on vacation/inherits family business/gets a new job that has her going to Paris/Bruges/Rome/London/Vienna/Cape Cod/Montana/Christmas village where she falls in love with competitor/ former flame/royal personage/boss/handsome local/single father.

Starring Lacey Chabert.

by Anonymousreply 358October 23, 2023 12:59 PM

I don't watch Hallmark but I am familiar with Ryan Paevey from General Hospital.

Has his acting improved or is he still stiff and wooden? I saw a photo of him recently and his face looks kind of bloated....

by Anonymousreply 359October 23, 2023 1:18 PM

Emilie Ullerup is a beautiful divorced woman seeking a new life in a small town she just moved into. She finds love, but has to learn patience. In the end, she's rewarded with all she'd ever dreamed of.

by Anonymousreply 360October 23, 2023 6:29 PM

Ordered a Casio watch online today; something light, cheap, and no-fuss I could wear on my morning runs. It's been fun running in this freeing space out of time all these months, but I'd really like to start monitoring and improving my running times between different stages and I obviously can't use my fancy Casio watch for that. (I also splurged hugely and needlessly on retinol serums and L-theanine supplements today, but let's save that for the Overwhelmed thread.)

Anyway, it's the same vintage model I wore throughout elementary school. So I google it moments after concluding the order and the first thing that pops up is the photo of Osama bin Laden wearing this same model in those cave videos of his. Apparently, he was wearing it at the exact same time I was back then. So now his fucking mug is all I'll be able to think about on my morning runs.

by Anonymousreply 361October 23, 2023 7:48 PM

And you find that underwhelming, r361?

by Anonymousreply 362October 23, 2023 7:50 PM

[quote]My favorite would never happen real life but don’t let that stop us thing in Hallmark’s and Lifetime’s movies is that conveniently, living in the small town, is an available, heterosexual, hot, accomplished man that, apparently, all of the local would-be fraus have turn-up their noses at.

And who, we later learn, is the former flame of our heroine whom she hasn't seen in many years.

by Anonymousreply 363October 23, 2023 8:21 PM

And then we learn of the war injury - no, he has his penis and testicles, but there’s a softball sized hole where his right lung used to be

by Anonymousreply 364October 24, 2023 12:29 AM

I dreamt Hamas kidnapped Taylor Swift and was holding her hostage .

by Anonymousreply 365October 24, 2023 2:52 AM

Just got a cancellation notice for my 10 am meeting tomorrow so now planning to WFH instead. Which means I can sleep an extra 90 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 366October 24, 2023 3:07 AM

[quote] Anyway, it's the same vintage model I wore throughout elementary school. So I google it moments after concluding the order and the first thing that pops up is the photo of Osama bin Laden wearing this same model in those cave videos of his. Apparently, he was wearing it at the exact same time I was back then. So now his fucking mug is all I'll be able to think about on my morning runs.

I hope you're not one of the DL posters who also can't stop thinking about Donald Trump.

Considering the long, early history you've had with the Casio watch, you should be thinking about school days, not Osama Bin Laden.

by Anonymousreply 367October 24, 2023 3:19 AM

I will never buy another Maytag dishwasher again! This is the second adjustable upper rack I had to replace due to the plastic deteriorating in the mechanism that adjusts the height. Cost to replace just the mechanism and associated parts 250.00! The kicker is I'd never use the adjustments! I ordered a standard non-adjustable rack off of eBay for 65 bucks it should fit.

by Anonymousreply 368October 24, 2023 3:26 AM

I bought a cheap (such a deal - it may be fake or very vintage!) Saint Laurent jacket.

The shape is blousy and oversized - although it’s cropped. The dominant color is gold - it photographed amber - and there are big sailing ships. The texture is a faux satin nylon that is quilted like a fucking moving blanket. Also, while the label is Pour Homme, the HUGE buttons are on the left side.

Wearing this, I feel like the grandma in “The Nanny”. I’’m going to make two bolster covers and a king-sized pillow case out of this.

You are getting very sleepy

by Anonymousreply 369October 24, 2023 6:14 AM

^^I thought for sure you were a woman when you said "blousy".

by Anonymousreply 370October 24, 2023 10:52 AM

r369, River, is that you?

by Anonymousreply 371October 24, 2023 12:16 PM

The chip on my credit card failed. Tried to buy groceries and it was declined. Attempted to use it again at a gas station to see if the problem was with the reader at the grocery store and same issue. This is the second time in a year I had to request a replacement because the chip didn't work.

by Anonymousreply 372October 24, 2023 5:00 PM

Have you been going into plutonium mines, R372?

by Anonymousreply 373October 24, 2023 7:21 PM

It's going to be 80 degrees in the Northeast later this week.

by Anonymousreply 374October 26, 2023 3:57 AM

Who thought it was a good idea to have a monkey on Friends?

by Anonymousreply 375October 26, 2023 4:03 AM

I started a new job where I am around people, again. Before, I was working from home and mostly by myself.

Just got a Covid booster, yesterday. I feel okay, but my arm (injection site) is still a bit sore.

by Anonymousreply 376October 26, 2023 4:07 AM

The drive belt on my riding mower broke the other day and I haven’t had the time to replace it.

Now I’m tired AF from push mowing the 1/2 acre hill.

by Anonymousreply 377October 26, 2023 6:52 AM

Tried out the new Casio watch I mentioned upthread on my morning run today. It's so light, I barely noticed it was there. While it's nice knowing how long it takes to get from A to B, I admit it might be even nicer to be free of time completely for those blessed two hours a day, so I might leave it at home occasionally. Was only €18, so I don't regret the purchase. (I am however dreading picking up the €50 order of retinol serums later today – what was I thinking?!)

Anyway, Osama bin Laden's face appeared to me only three times in total, which I found manageable. I was too engrossed in podcasts to give too much thought to that turd. The podcast episodes were about the Muses, the Code of Justinian, Christopher Columbus, and Trump's latest legal woes.

by Anonymousreply 378October 26, 2023 7:27 AM

Wtf, why is it suddnely summer again in the Northeast? I was enjoying this crisp autumn weather. Go away summer , gtfoh

by Anonymousreply 379October 26, 2023 1:09 PM

My neighbors are summer weekend residents. I know they have security cameras because they call my husband every once in a while and say their cameras notified them if something (it’s usually very loud illegal fireworks being set off by cop who lives behind them).

Sometimes when I’m working in my flower bed that’s close to their house I hear the sound of kitchenware rattling. As if someone is washing dishes or rearranging a cutlery drawer. I know they’re not home because there aren’t any cars there.

Is there a security camera that comes with sound effects? Camera senses somewhere near the house, it turns on “household” noise. It’s a good idea.

by Anonymousreply 380October 26, 2023 8:47 PM

Colder weather is returning to the Northeast in time for Halloween, R379.

by Anonymousreply 381October 27, 2023 9:14 AM

I just read the back story of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise/ Before Sunset movies. Wow,how tragic

by Anonymousreply 382October 27, 2023 11:29 AM

I like all three of those Sunrise/Sunset movies and am interested in reading about the back story, but it sounds whelming, so I might have to avoid it.

by Anonymousreply 383October 27, 2023 11:46 PM

Let me summarize for you he wrote the script based on his real experience of a woman he met in Philadelphia. Whe he made the first movie, he thought she would come to him/ reveal herslef etc, she didn't. Then he made the second and thought for sure she would, but she didn't. A fewbyears later a friend of that woman told Richard that she had passed away in a motorcycle accident 2 years before the first film was made

by Anonymousreply 384October 28, 2023 12:22 AM

He scored a trilogy off a dead woman…thrifty.

by Anonymousreply 385October 28, 2023 1:33 AM

In a year, the ADD on my eyeglass prescription (progressives, the reader portion) went from steadily increasing from 1.00 to 1.50 over ten years to 2.50. I aged a decade in the last year.

I want a full eyeball transplant.

by Anonymousreply 386October 28, 2023 3:55 AM

I was going to go food shopping this afternoon but I can’t be bothered, so I am going to have a mega-shopping trip tomorrow, as I am going to get a new phone and then pick up the groceries I need to make lamb-and-cabbage soup, and also beef stew. Some will go in the freezer for work lunches,

The nights are getting darker now, and I feel like I want to hibernate, so some comforting autumn/winter meals will be welcome. No more strawberries until may now…

by Anonymousreply 387October 28, 2023 12:58 PM

I watched Poltergeist last night. It was awful. I’ve heard all these Gen Xers taking about how iconic and scary it was for decades. I guess you had to be there and watch the VHS tape of it 78 times.

by Anonymousreply 388October 28, 2023 5:28 PM

I still haven't watched "Napoleon Dynamite," R388. I have a feeling it would be disappointing, as well.

Another movie you're allowed to skip: "Reality Bites."

by Anonymousreply 389October 28, 2023 7:14 PM

I haven't seen "Reality Bites", but I loved "Napoleon Dynamite".

by Anonymousreply 390October 28, 2023 7:46 PM

Close Encounters was so much better than Poltergeist. Why did Spielberg get so involved in Poltergeist? It was supposed to be Tobe Hooper’s movie but Spielberg is all over it.

by Anonymousreply 391October 28, 2023 7:55 PM

I'm whelmed by the news of Matthew Perry drowning in his Jacuzzi.

by Anonymousreply 392October 29, 2023 3:35 AM

It annoys me that when my air fryer is done pre-heating it launches right into countdown of cooking time if I don't get there quick enough to load my food.

by Anonymousreply 393October 29, 2023 1:25 PM

Two concurrent underwhelming threads are overwhelming. Please no one start a new one until the first of these reaches 590.

by Anonymousreply 394October 29, 2023 3:32 PM

Power went out when I was waiting for my lunch at a restuarant. Looks like a transformer blew. Firetrucks were blocking the road in front of the restuarant and I could only turn right. Bartenter said he couldn't serve anyone and credit card machine didn't work. He gave me my meal to go and said to come back to pay the bill when I get a chance.

by Anonymousreply 395October 29, 2023 5:50 PM

Brendad at R395 ❤️

by Anonymousreply 396October 29, 2023 5:53 PM


by Anonymousreply 397October 29, 2023 5:56 PM

When Summers Eve Pumpkin Spice is finally a thing, we will have achieved oneness with Peak Decline, as I view all Pumpkin Spice stuff as Sporks In The Road on our collective journey there.

by Anonymousreply 398October 29, 2023 5:58 PM

I've decided not to give out candy to trick-or-treaters this year because having to keep getting up to answer the door becomes whelming.

by Anonymousreply 399October 29, 2023 7:32 PM

I wouldn't mind handing out candy to young trick or treaters. The the older ones (13 and up), not so much.

by Anonymousreply 400October 29, 2023 8:53 PM

Just put a large paper bag of candy outside the front door and ignore the door bell.

by Anonymousreply 401October 29, 2023 8:59 PM

I live way out in the country and we don't have any trick or treaters. That doesn't stop me from buying several bags of chocolate candy to put in my Halloween bowl, though.

by Anonymousreply 402October 29, 2023 10:45 PM

Judging by the litter, we’re getting a wave of bullshit low-shelf bodega candy.

On the local shelves, it’s $2.00 for a single serve Snickers now and $18 for 2 pounds of assorted chocolate minis (these are even smaller than the snack size with twice the wrapping.

This Halloween we should all share big gobs of taffy - just have treaters pinch off a piece and start pulling.

by Anonymousreply 403October 29, 2023 10:54 PM

I woke up to snow today (Denver). I decided to make chili. My local grocery store was out of meat and dairy, due to a power outage. I had to drive to the less nice store near me. An older homeless man that I have seen around town was sitting inside with all of his things. I thought that it was nice of them to let him sit in the warm store. Many stores would’ve kicked him out.

by Anonymousreply 404October 29, 2023 11:08 PM

Hand out pennies. Maybe a nickel for a cute costume.

by Anonymousreply 405October 29, 2023 11:41 PM

Just don't hand out rocks.

by Anonymousreply 406October 30, 2023 7:46 AM

I have an earache and the worst sore throat. COVID test was negative.

by Anonymousreply 407October 30, 2023 2:20 PM

People who have eyelid moles or rounded moles anywhere near their eye sockets whelm me big time.

I cannot look at them without staring at these unsightly moles.

Why don't they get them removed so they can stop making people sick?

by Anonymousreply 408October 30, 2023 3:07 PM

I had skin tags on my eyelids. Didn't bother me until they got big enough to be in my line of vision. Had the optometrist remove them several years ago.

by Anonymousreply 409October 30, 2023 4:45 PM

Christmas is coming to Starbucks on Thursday!

by Anonymousreply 410October 31, 2023 3:22 AM

And not a moment too soon, R410.

by Anonymousreply 411October 31, 2023 8:04 AM

Can't sleep. Must drive my partner to work in three hours.

by Anonymousreply 412October 31, 2023 8:21 AM

Went to LabCorp for a blood draw at 6:30 a.m. It was surprisingly empty. I was seen immediately.

by Anonymousreply 413October 31, 2023 2:01 PM

Wishing everyone in this thread an underwhelming Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 414October 31, 2023 4:43 PM

I'll probably be asleep by 7.

by Anonymousreply 415October 31, 2023 4:45 PM

I’m already in bed.

by Anonymousreply 416October 31, 2023 5:22 PM

I'm driving up to the Catskills this Saturday, is anyone jealous?

by Anonymousreply 417October 31, 2023 11:15 PM

I’m watching Bewitched and a very young Marcia Brady is playing Esmeralda, who is disguised as a gypsy girl trick-or-treater.

I have no trick or treaters because my house can’t be seen from the road unless I decorated the end of my driveway with lighted jack o lanterns. My husband deliberately stayed away from the house until da4k so he couldn’t take my pumpkins down from the attic. He doesn’t like decorating for Halloween. Thinks it’s stupid. He also hasn’t brought my Christmas decorations down since 2018.

I got news for him. No more Thanksgiving or Christmas for him.

by Anonymousreply 418October 31, 2023 11:52 PM

Christmas movies, Christmas commercials and we're still in November

by Anonymousreply 419November 1, 2023 12:03 AM

^^^October I mean

by Anonymousreply 420November 1, 2023 12:04 AM

My pussy stayed out all night, exposed to the cold.

by Anonymousreply 421November 1, 2023 12:17 AM

R418 why don’t you get them down yourself?

I put a basket of candy and a carved Jackolantern on a table at the end of my driveway because I didn’t want anyone coming to the door and disturbing me and my pets. One bag of Skittles and one bag of Snickers. I just brought the basket in and it’s still half full. I’ll stash some in my freezer and bring the rest to the office.

I left the Jackolantern lit with the battery operated candle because it looks cool.

by Anonymousreply 422November 1, 2023 12:23 AM

R418] why don’t you get them down yourself?

Can’t physically do it. Can’t pull down the attic stairs. I’m short and disabled with bad back, shoulders and neck. I can decorate once they’re downstairs, but can’t get them. He can. All he has to do is bring it downstairs and I do everything else. Decorating, cleaning, cooking, cleaning up.

by Anonymousreply 423November 1, 2023 2:09 AM

[quote]He also hasn’t brought my Christmas decorations down since 2018.

It sounds as though someone needs to be visited by a few ghosts this Christmas Eve.

by Anonymousreply 424November 1, 2023 2:11 AM

Happy Halloween from Samantha, Endora and Tabitha.

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by Anonymousreply 425November 1, 2023 2:16 AM

[quote]I’m watching Bewitched and a very young Marcia Brady is playing Esmeralda, who is disguised as a gypsy girl trick-or-treater.

I thought she looked familiar, r418. So obvious now that I know.

Thanks! Billy Mumy was on Bewitched a couple times as well. He turned out to be such an interesting man.

by Anonymousreply 426November 1, 2023 2:38 AM

[quote] All he has to do is bring it downstairs and I do everything else. Decorating, cleaning, cooking, cleaning up.

Sounds even and fair.

by Anonymousreply 427November 1, 2023 4:42 AM

I'm a little whelmed that daylight-saving time ends this weekend and it will get dark even earlier. On the plus side, this weekend will be one hour longer.

by Anonymousreply 428November 1, 2023 9:48 AM

R428 you're obviously somewhere in Europe.

by Anonymousreply 429November 1, 2023 12:10 PM

R429, you're obviously confused.

by Anonymousreply 430November 1, 2023 1:52 PM

I was making an order on chewy.com and it went OOPS and hasn’t come back

by Anonymousreply 431November 1, 2023 3:29 PM

Can someone tell me why on the show Doc Martin it’s supposed to be funny that he doesn’t like dogs?

by Anonymousreply 432November 1, 2023 3:31 PM

He's OCD. He sees them as germ-ridden blood-bags.

by Anonymousreply 433November 1, 2023 4:02 PM

My next-door neighbor just informed me he is retiring at the end of the year. I WFH and don't think this will work out. I might have to sell my house. It is challenging enough when he is home all day on the weekends.

by Anonymousreply 434November 1, 2023 7:33 PM

R434, Does he purposely bother you or come by unannounced? Nosy and noisy?

by Anonymousreply 435November 1, 2023 7:50 PM

[quote] Any other questions?

Yes. Why do they have to show him in every. single. episode. heaving a dog out a door or across a room? We already know he’s OCD. We already know he doesn’t like dogs. Are the writers OCD where they have to “insert dog toss into every episode”? One understands that he’s not good with patients and he is only working in that town because he had to give up surgery because of hemophobia. The dog stuff was repetitive after the first few episodes.

by Anonymousreply 436November 1, 2023 8:06 PM

r435, He's not noisy, just overbearing.

Constantly puttering in his front and back yard so I get commentary on my comings, goings, deliveries and guests every time I walk out my door. Tries to tag along when I walk my dogs despite my telling him my walks are "my quiet time to clear my head". I live in a warm climate, so this is year-round. I already spend Saturdays and Sundays peeking out my window to see if he's there before I walk out, I dread spending seven days a week skulking around like a fugitive trying to avoid being detected by him.

by Anonymousreply 437November 1, 2023 9:33 PM

[quote] We already know he’s OCD. We already know he doesn’t like dogs. Are the writers OCD

I am beginning to understand who is the OCD one here.

by Anonymousreply 438November 1, 2023 9:49 PM

I'm never really sure if I am giving the big houseplants enough water.

by Anonymousreply 439November 2, 2023 1:45 AM

If the leaves don't look parched and shriveled, R439, then you probably are.

by Anonymousreply 440November 2, 2023 7:55 AM

Last night, I dreamed I could smell cigarette smoke and now I can’t un-smell it.

by Anonymousreply 441November 2, 2023 2:08 PM

I'm losing my taste for coffee and need to find an alternative source of caffeine.

by Anonymousreply 442November 2, 2023 2:10 PM

Are you on semaglutide, R442? It’s a side effect.

by Anonymousreply 443November 2, 2023 2:17 PM

I wish, r443. I'm a fat whore who needs to lose weight.

With that said, I wonder if I'm being exposed to trace amounts in the water. (I live in LA, where I presume semaglutide usage is high.)

by Anonymousreply 444November 2, 2023 2:20 PM

Beecher's World's Best Mac n Cheese frozen entrees were BOGO at supermarket. That's a great deal as they are normally $13-14 each. I got two deals, so four entrees for a total of $28. Well worth the price, good stuff.

by Anonymousreply 445November 2, 2023 3:37 PM

I would find paying $14 for some frozen macaroni and cheese rather whelming.

by Anonymousreply 446November 2, 2023 7:33 PM

How good can frozen mac and cheese be?

by Anonymousreply 447November 2, 2023 7:38 PM

I know it seems improbable but it really is good which is how they get away with charging that much. I believe the Beecher's is also available at Costco. They've added new varieties with broccoli etc but I've only ever had the original just cheese one. The Fresh Market also carries it. But if you are in the vicinity of a Publix this week, grab a BOGO deal and try it for only $7 each. Amy's entrees are now $6-ish and no where near as good.

by Anonymousreply 448November 2, 2023 7:51 PM

I never cared for Amy's entrees. I suspect that Amy herself is someone I wouldn't like very much.

by Anonymousreply 449November 2, 2023 8:35 PM

R445, compared to Stouffer's, how good is Beecher's? I bought / tried the Stouffer's b/c of DLers saying how good it was. I was disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 450November 2, 2023 10:17 PM

No comparison, Beechers is much better. Stouffer's is not quality or good tasting in my opinion.

Michael Angelo's is better quality than Stouffers. Better taste and better ingredients list at the same price point.

by Anonymousreply 451November 2, 2023 11:26 PM

I haven't tried the other stuff, but I could eat Amy's 3 Cheese & Kale Bale Bowl seven days a week.

by Anonymousreply 452November 2, 2023 11:59 PM

I can't think of anything I'd be happy to eat seven days a week.

by Anonymousreply 453November 3, 2023 4:33 AM

I eat the same breakfast every day, for months. Then, I finally get tired of it and switch.

by Anonymousreply 454November 3, 2023 4:37 AM

I am having a can of Red Bull in lieu of my morning coffee.

by Anonymousreply 455November 3, 2023 12:18 PM

I felt like having Froot Loops this morning, but I didn't have any in the house.

by Anonymousreply 456November 3, 2023 4:46 PM

I just discovered Bonnie Raitt and her music - and now I'm obsessed

by Anonymousreply 457November 3, 2023 10:51 PM

R457, how far back are you going? Have you heard "Runaway"?

by Anonymousreply 458November 3, 2023 10:58 PM

I listened to Angel from Montgomery that got me hooked, then I went to YouTube, watched a few live performances, I ve listened to Something to Talk about, Love me like a Man, I can't Make you love me... She has had a long career hits after hits it seems

by Anonymousreply 459November 3, 2023 11:13 PM

R457, Did you know that Bonnie Raitt's father was Broadway musical star John Raitt? He starred in the original productions of "Carousel" and "The Pajama Game." He repeated his "Pajama Game" role in the movie version, opposite Doris Day. Her role in the original production was played by Janis Paige, who's still with us at 101 years old.

by Anonymousreply 460November 4, 2023 10:04 AM

My fellow Americans: Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour by 2 a.m. Sunday for the return to Standard Time, whelming as this task may seem.

by Anonymousreply 461November 4, 2023 10:13 AM

I received an email that there was a login to my X account from a new device in San Antonio. I'm in Connecticut. Was about change the password before deciding to deactivate it instead. Don't use it except when someone posts a link.

by Anonymousreply 462November 4, 2023 11:50 AM

Sometimes those "someone logged into your account from Moscow" messages are phishing scams, R462.

by Anonymousreply 463November 4, 2023 7:10 PM

Do you have VPN? We'll it's likely you were the one who logged into your account.

A few years back my bank locked my online investment account. When I called them to inquire they said that someone had logged into my account from New Zealand! I was panicking , swearing up and down, then I relaised I had forgotten to turn off my VPN, while doing my online banking

by Anonymousreply 464November 4, 2023 8:21 PM

R460 He's actually kind of creepy in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 465November 5, 2023 12:01 AM

I took apart my shower heads, soaked them in CLR, scrubbed in Barkeeper's Friend, got rid of all the lime and impediments. Reapplied the plumber's tape in all the connections. It was a pain to do that.

The plumber was here, yesterday. He was cute and nice.

by Anonymousreply 466November 5, 2023 1:19 AM

I'm overwhelmed just reading your first paragraph, r466.

by Anonymousreply 467November 5, 2023 2:04 AM

R467, it actually was kind of overwhelming and tedious at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 468November 5, 2023 2:06 AM

I'm still raking leaves. When people say they love fall, I tell them come to my house and help me.

by Anonymousreply 469November 5, 2023 2:26 AM

I always forgot that Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a Woody Allen film

by Anonymousreply 470November 5, 2023 3:22 AM

[quote]I'm still raking leaves. When people say they love fall, I tell them come to my house and help me.

I saw an article a few days ago that said, basically, that raking leaves is pointless. I wish I could provide a link for you, but I have no idea what publication the article was in.

by Anonymousreply 471November 5, 2023 7:53 AM

Here's the article r471 referred to

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by Anonymousreply 472November 5, 2023 11:58 AM

From that article (it's paywalled)

[quote]The most “natural” way to create that circular ecosystem is to leave it alone, Mr. Mizejewski said. But that option is probably not realistic for most homeowners facing restrictions.

[quote]The next best option, Mr. Mizejewski said, is to rake leaves directly into garden beds and scatter them around the roots and stems of plants, about three to five inches deep. You can also rake them into a compost pile and let them decompose over the course of the year. The leaf mulch can then be applied to lawns or garden beds. You can also mulch in place by mowing over a light layer of leaves and returning the foliage to the soil.

The idea is that fallen leaves are habitats for insects to overwinter in. Instead of raking, I mow over mine, and let them feed the yard. Some I compost.

by Anonymousreply 473November 5, 2023 12:18 PM

R472 nothing new here (not shooting the messenger). I know in my leafy-green-Northern NJ-suburban town, the fraus would go apeshit if someone didn't rake their leaves. They'd fall over themselves while rushing to the town FB group to rant about this travesty.

by Anonymousreply 474November 5, 2023 12:46 PM

The local squirrels have to be stressed.

We’re getting bombed by acorns and these tiny fuckers are running around like delivery drivers on Prime Day grabbing acorns and trying to find somewhere to hide the treasure.

There is not enough grass or dirt available to store all these fucking nuts.

by Anonymousreply 475November 5, 2023 3:38 PM

[quote]There is not enough grass or dirt available to store all these fucking nuts.

Much like the republican party.

by Anonymousreply 476November 5, 2023 3:57 PM

Why are we talking about the Republican party?

by Anonymousreply 477November 5, 2023 4:32 PM

Can you think of anything more underwhelming?

by Anonymousreply 478November 5, 2023 5:16 PM

[quote]Why are we talking about the Republican party?

Sorry if we hurt your feelings.

by Anonymousreply 479November 5, 2023 6:35 PM

I'm having a Bubly Mango Sparkling Water. It's quite nice. Never had this flavor before. Definitely will repurchase.

by Anonymousreply 480November 5, 2023 11:19 PM

Why would anyone rant about your fallen leaves? Reward them by pointing out the weeds in their lawns in the summer. Why does a lawn have to be perfect?

by Anonymousreply 481November 5, 2023 11:25 PM

[quote]Why does a lawn have to be perfect?

I guess fallen leaves make a lawn look too much like the way nature intended it to look.

by Anonymousreply 482November 6, 2023 12:06 AM

"In My Life" by the Beatles just came up on Spotify. I suddenly remembered that I disliked it the first few times I heard it, even though it's now one of my favourite songs of all time. Same with "Paper Bag" and "I Know" by Fiona Apple, two of my other favourites.

by Anonymousreply 483November 6, 2023 2:23 AM

One of my favorite Beatles songs from the beginning, R483.

by Anonymousreply 484November 6, 2023 4:27 AM

I’ve been singing along to Teddy Swims - he has some delightful tricks in each song. The lyrics, however, are meh.

by Anonymousreply 485November 6, 2023 5:25 AM

I'm whelmed! All but two of my post Notifications have been deleted!

by Anonymousreply 486November 6, 2023 9:45 AM

Were you on the "DL is closing" thread? It was only a matter of time before it was deleted, and all of the notifications went with it.

That's whelming.

by Anonymousreply 487November 6, 2023 10:49 AM

My last notification came in 7 hours ago, and the oldest came in 13 hours ago -- nothing older than that.

However, those numbers may not be accurate, as I bought this device in a different time zone and DL has never been smart enough to adjust the time when I travel.

by Anonymousreply 488November 6, 2023 11:26 AM

Jesus fucking christ r488, would you like me to feed you as well?

by Anonymousreply 489November 6, 2023 11:28 AM

Every Thanksgiving since the late 1980s I've made this jello-y side dish called Cranberry Mousse. Don't know why it was called "mousse" because it's not smooth. Very tasty. Last year I didn't make it although I did have all the ingredients. I was just texting with a friend who has been a T'giving guest of mine for years and he asked if I would be making "that cranberry jello stuff". It warms my heart that my "jello stuff" was missed last year.

by Anonymousreply 490November 6, 2023 3:17 PM

R490, what's in that cranberry mousse? Jell-O? Any dairy products? Any canned fruits? Can you give the recipe?

by Anonymousreply 491November 6, 2023 3:26 PM

Cranberry Mousse

1 20 oz can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, well drained and RESERVE JUICE

1 6 oz strawberry jello

1 cup water

1 16 oz can WHOLE cranberry sauce (NOT JELLIED)

2 cups sour cream

3 tablespoons lemon juice (I only use 1-2 tbl)

1/2 cup nuts

Heat pineapple juice and water to boiling, add jello until dissolved . Stir in cranberry sauce until it all melts. Add lemon juice. Cool til mixture thickens slightly. Add crushed pineapple, sour cream and nuts, stir well. Pour into 9x13 pan or big bowl. Let set overnight. Tart and sweet.

by Anonymousreply 492November 6, 2023 3:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 493November 6, 2023 5:24 PM

Help- I am locked put of my old Hp laptop, I haven't used this in years but I need some docs saved on there. It's windows 7 and I do not remember the password. Can anyone help?

by Anonymousreply 494November 6, 2023 11:00 PM

Make a bootable USB stick. Boot your old machine from the USB copy of Windows and you'll be able to read the disk on your old machine.

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by Anonymousreply 496November 7, 2023 1:26 AM

My doctor prescribed a medication for me that my insurance doesn't cover. It costs an arm and a leg.

by Anonymousreply 497November 7, 2023 2:09 AM

Check for copay cards from the manufacturer.

by Anonymousreply 498November 7, 2023 2:28 AM

I’m whelmed. Flaco the European eagle owl who escaped the Central Park zoo, has left Central Park where he’s been living free for months. He’s flown to a small park on the lower east side. It’s small, and crowded with humans. I don’t see it ending well. .

by Anonymousreply 499November 7, 2023 3:31 AM

My friend paid me to look in on her pets and start on some household jobs. I puttered around for a bit but felt whelm rising… so I laid down on the couch and tucked the dogs in around me.

by Anonymousreply 500November 7, 2023 4:06 AM

My washer keeps nagging me with prompts to run a three-hour clean cycle.

My washer is not the boss of me.

by Anonymousreply 501November 7, 2023 10:01 PM

We'll see about that, R501.

by Anonymousreply 502November 7, 2023 10:19 PM

It gets dark now at 4:30 where I live. Too early.

by Anonymousreply 503November 7, 2023 10:52 PM

I wonder if, in a century or two, anti-ageing science will have evolved to the point that everyone can just take a pill or use a cream that makes their face stop ageing at twenty. Ninety-year-olds will look the same age as their own grandchildren. You won't be able to tell how old anyone is, except for kids and teens. And after a few generations, everyone will just take it for granted, because no one will remember any different. They'll look at photos of us in horror and say, "Jesus Christ, that's what used to happen when you turned 30?" #showerthoughts

by Anonymousreply 504November 7, 2023 11:15 PM

I just killed a house centipede. I have never seen one before in my life. I had nothing with which to catch it and put it outside … it came out of nowhere and was right there, huge and moving. I didn’t know what it was and wasn’t going to let it escape into my heating duct or a crack under my windowsill.

Jesus Christ.

I don’t like killing bugs but that one had to go. I hope it didn’t lay eggs anywhere,

by Anonymousreply 505November 8, 2023 1:47 AM

I just relaised that imdb lists dead actors' photos in black and white

by Anonymousreply 506November 8, 2023 3:04 AM

Like spiders, R505, centipedes eat mites, fleas, gnats, roaches, and pointy-headed folk named Drew.

If you have houseplants, enjoy the centipedes.

by Anonymousreply 507November 8, 2023 3:07 AM

I don’t like spiders and snakes.

by Anonymousreply 508November 8, 2023 3:14 AM

[quote] centipedes eat mites, fleas, gnats, roaches, and pointy-headed folk named Drew.

I really don't care for this argument. If you have mites, fleas, gnats, and roaches in your house, the solution is not centipedes.

by Anonymousreply 509November 8, 2023 3:19 AM

Thanks, R498. My insurance company ended up approving the prescription.

by Anonymousreply 510November 8, 2023 3:47 AM

Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away. This whelms me.

by Anonymousreply 511November 8, 2023 8:46 AM

The three Giant Pandas (parents and offspring) were shipped back to China today from the National Zoo. The older pair had been at the zoo for 20 years.

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by Anonymousreply 512November 8, 2023 9:45 PM

The short story I'm writing is halfway done...

by Anonymousreply 513November 8, 2023 9:48 PM

Why not just make it a really, really short story and call it done?

by Anonymousreply 514November 8, 2023 9:50 PM

Keith Urban has morphed into Robin Wright

by Anonymousreply 515November 9, 2023 12:03 AM

You could morph into worse.

by Anonymousreply 516November 9, 2023 8:11 AM

I've never mastered the art of schmoozing. If I were able to schmooze I would have gone further in my career and life in general.

by Anonymousreply 517November 9, 2023 12:24 PM

Schmoozing requires tact and skill, Obvious schmoozers are annoying.

by Anonymousreply 518November 9, 2023 9:12 PM

A box of pastries from the local bakery.

Mixture of cannoli, lobster tails, sfogliatella, napoleons and pasticciotti. A couple of St. Joseph's Zeppole if they have them. Or you could just get a Rum Cake.

by Anonymousreply 519November 9, 2023 9:51 PM

^^^ Ooops, this response was meant for the "What shall I bring when invited to dinner" thread or something along those lines.... Maybe it was an "etiquette" thread. Whatever the case, just ignore.

by Anonymousreply 520November 9, 2023 9:55 PM

Well, it certainly underwhelmed me, r520.

by Anonymousreply 521November 9, 2023 9:58 PM

Not really underwhelming, because he and his fiance are hot. But I was trying to work out where I recognise this actor (Kris Mochrie) from, and it turns out he was the weedy ginger teenager who played Ali Gordon on Brookside in the 2000s. Who'd have guessed he'd grow up to be so hot?

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by Anonymousreply 522November 10, 2023 12:36 AM

^ Here's him on Brookside for reference

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by Anonymousreply 523November 10, 2023 12:40 AM

I'm whelmed that tomorrow is Friday again. I swear it seems like the week just started.

by Anonymousreply 524November 10, 2023 3:50 AM

R524, are you retired?

by Anonymousreply 525November 10, 2023 3:51 AM

Yes, I'm retired, R525. People often ask me what I do to fill my days, now that I'm retired. Fill my days? By the time I have breakfast, shower and get dressed, the day is almost over!

by Anonymousreply 526November 10, 2023 8:39 AM

Thomas' mini bagels make for a nice little snack, 120 calories each. I keep a bag in the freezer, either plain or cinnamon raisin. If I get a bit hungry in the afternoon, one little bagel toasted with either a schmear of plain cream cheese on the cinnamon raisin or a dab of peanut butter on the plain and I'm satisfied. I like saying "schmear".

Fun fact: If you freeze bread products, then defrost, then toast, the glycemic spike is approximately 30% less than not freezing/not toasting.

by Anonymousreply 527November 10, 2023 3:59 PM

[quote]Is this boring & underwhelming enough to retain my DL membership?

Dunno, we're gonna still need to see your dick.

by Anonymousreply 528November 10, 2023 4:03 PM

[quote]Dunno, we're gonna still need to see your dick.

Italian, whelming, I'll see myself out!

by Anonymousreply 529November 10, 2023 5:20 PM

I went food shopping to pick up a few things.

I couldn't find frozen French Cut Green Beans but did find the little Haagen-Dazs little ice creams. I bought 2 chocolate, 2 vanilla, and 2 coffee.

by Anonymousreply 530November 10, 2023 7:53 PM

Cosmo / R530, what do you make with those French-cut green beans? Haagen-Dazs ice cream sounds like a good substitute, haha.

by Anonymousreply 531November 10, 2023 8:44 PM

[quote]Fun fact: If you freeze bread products, then defrost, then toast, the glycemic spike is approximately 30% less than not freezing/not toasting.

[quote]Is this boring & underwhelming enough to retain my DL membership?

Boring and underwhelming? As someone who needs to watch his blood sugar, this is the most exciting thing I've read on DL all week!

by Anonymousreply 532November 11, 2023 3:44 AM

I slept very late this morning, and then when I finally got up, I felt like going right back to bed.

by Anonymousreply 533November 11, 2023 6:21 PM

I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie today.

by Anonymousreply 534November 11, 2023 9:54 PM

[quote] I slept very late this morning, and then when I finally got up, I felt like going right back to bed.

Back in my 20s / restaurant-working days, I had a friend who could sleep all day. He'd wake up late in the morning or early afternoon, then go right back to bed. His roommates would say, "He woke up just in time for his nap."

by Anonymousreply 535November 11, 2023 10:06 PM

When I was younger, I couldn't imagine wanting to stay in bed all day. Now it sounds like heaven.

by Anonymousreply 536November 12, 2023 9:17 AM

Now it sounds like a plan.

by Anonymousreply 537November 12, 2023 10:19 AM

I went outside to smoke and there was a guy selling a leafblower. Then., a maintenance worker showed up and the salesman ran away with that fucking blower.

by Anonymousreply 538November 12, 2023 5:24 PM

I think I'm allergic to eggplant.

by Anonymousreply 539November 13, 2023 3:29 AM

R531, nothing special. I put a packet of Goya Jamon seasoning in the pot and heat then up. Then just serve.

by Anonymousreply 540November 13, 2023 1:08 PM

Came back after running errands and saw that a neighbour in the condo parked in my parking spot so I parked in his. At least I'm closer to the door.

by Anonymousreply 541November 13, 2023 4:29 PM

I'm thinking of getting a surf poncho. I don't surf but think it would be comfortable to lounge around the house in and could wear it while WFH. Or is this how caftan wearing starts?

by Anonymousreply 542November 13, 2023 6:07 PM

Slippery slope, r542.

by Anonymousreply 543November 13, 2023 6:19 PM

My neighbour's cat died. He didn't say how, but given that she was only young I'm guessing she was hit by a car. I am fully whelmed. She was such a sweet little cat.

by Anonymousreply 544November 13, 2023 7:15 PM

R532 Fat whores will rejoice on hearing this news.

by Anonymousreply 545November 13, 2023 7:20 PM

I had body work done on my car this spring. The shop owner is a cute bear and I'm not as a rule into bears.

I brought it back to the shop this morning so he could look for the source of a noise in the left rear, where they fixed a rust spot. I took him for a short ride and he agreed, there's a noise back there. I'll bring it back on Thursday so they can figure out what's wrong.

Not only has the cute bear gained at least 20 pounds in the last six months, but he wears the most awful cologne. I had to air out the car on the ride home. Any attraction I may have had is gone.

by Anonymousreply 546November 13, 2023 7:27 PM

[quote] I've never mastered the art of schmoozing. If I were able to schmooze I would have gone further in my career and life in general.

Do you know “schmoozer” is a negative name to be called? I didn’t. I thought it just meant someone who was friendly and good at making conversation. But it doesn’t. It means someone with an ulterior motive is trying to get information about something that will benefit them. A schmoozer is an opportunist.

by Anonymousreply 547November 13, 2023 8:20 PM

r547, indeed, a schmoozer is an opportunist, and opportunists do generally go further in their careers and life in general. Nice guys finish last.

by Anonymousreply 548November 13, 2023 8:39 PM

I've been hearing and reading rave reviews of Elizabeth Debeckie 's portrayal of the late Princess Diana in the Netflix series The Crown however, I find her portrayal quite cringeworthy.

She is the reason I stopped watching the series, I had been watching each season as soon as it came on but the season ED came on I stopped. I much preferred Emma Corrin's portrayal.

by Anonymousreply 549November 14, 2023 1:06 AM

[quote] indeed, a schmoozer is an opportunist, and opportunists do generally go further in their careers and life in general. Nice guys finish last.

A few weeks ago, I saw a guy / colleague that I liked and respected. I overheard him say to his supervisor: "Hey, boss" (as a greeting). The guy / colleague moved down half a notch, in my mind.

I'm nice and respectful to my boss, but I've never called any of my bosses or supervisors "Boss."

by Anonymousreply 550November 14, 2023 2:28 AM

I tested positive for COVID today. ☹️

This far into the pandemic, I feel like all the snotty gays in my city are going to judge me and and say things like “oh honey, you got COVID-19? That’s tragic. That’s at least 4 years out of style!”

by Anonymousreply 551November 14, 2023 4:35 AM

A good friend of mine is also recovering from Covid right now. Not an oldster, a guy in his 30s. He tested positive shortly after returning from an overseas trip.

by Anonymousreply 552November 14, 2023 7:25 AM

My aunt would not let me near her after I returned from my cruise last September because of Covid fears. Last year she went to a wedding and half of the guests came down with Covid…she’s paranoid. I took a test just to be safe. I was negative. I have the latest booster shot.

by Anonymousreply 553November 14, 2023 12:24 PM

R553, I have the latest booster shot and hardly ever leave my apartment. I do grocery drive up almost exclusively and I still got it. 2 time since the start of the pandemic.

My sister and her kids are still masking and are up to date on shots, but they’ve also all had it at least once. The only person in my family who hasn’t is my elderly father because we treat him like he’s precious cargo. My sister won’t let anyone into her house if he comes over or his house without sitting on the porch and taking a COVID rapid test first!

We’ve gotten him though almost 4 years without him getting infected but I’m pretty sure we’re going to have to treat him this way for the rest of his life.

by Anonymousreply 554November 14, 2023 12:41 PM

Yesterday I was on a business call with a paralegal and she kept saying "gotcha" after each question of hers I answered. I found it so unprofessional.

by Anonymousreply 555November 14, 2023 12:52 PM

Ohhhhh….I just realized that I had totally confused Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow. I’ve seen people hating on Maude online, but the only thing I thought I’d ever seen her in was a dumb comedy called the Bubble about a group of actors making a movie under pandemic lockdown rules. She played a Tiktok influencer who got famous enough to land a a role in the movie and I actually thought she was really funny and did a good job, so I didn’t quite understand all the hate. Well, that wasn’t Maude Apatow. That was Iris Apatow.

I don’t know if I’ve seen Maude Apatow in any big role, but evidently I like Iris.

by Anonymousreply 556November 14, 2023 1:26 PM

I realized today that, since the time change, on days that I stay in bed until 1 p.m. (because I stay up 5 a.m. sometimes), I'm only seeing about 4 hours of daylight. I might as well be living in Norway. The thought was a little whelming.

by Anonymousreply 557November 14, 2023 8:38 PM

R557, Redfin has a $885K bedroom on mezanine, first-story condo on Western Ave in Seattle; it would be a bargain for you!

by Anonymousreply 558November 14, 2023 9:17 PM

[quote] I might as well be living in Norway.

Not without my lutefisk!

by Anonymousreply 559November 14, 2023 9:43 PM

I want to wrote novels in the theme of those written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison ( Paradise..mainly) but all I'm coming up with lately are romance novels

by Anonymousreply 560November 14, 2023 11:34 PM

Do you know this woman, R559?

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by Anonymousreply 561November 15, 2023 12:48 AM

I brought my dog in for a bath, brush and nail grind today. She's such a pretty goody girl.

by Anonymousreply 562November 15, 2023 1:09 AM

[quote] I'm only seeing about 4 hours of daylight

Same here. Wake up around 11, stay in bed readin (blinds down) til 12. Realized exact same thing yesterday.

Went for a walk in a small nature reserve today where the birds eat out of your hand. It was beautiful. Still have red and orange leaves on trees. On way home, drove through lovely wooded area right at the end of the day’s bright sunlight, looking at all the trees and leaves. It’s the last hurrah before all the leaves fall. I thought “Wouldn’t it be nice if humans became beautiful and serene looking before they die?”

by Anonymousreply 563November 15, 2023 2:28 AM

In one week, it will be 60 years since the JFK assassination. As someone who remembers that day vividly (I was in grammar school), I find the fact that it's been 60 years rather whelming.

by Anonymousreply 564November 15, 2023 8:58 AM

On my way to bed last night I started the dishwasher. This morning I found the Cascade pod on the counter. I forgot to put it in the dishwasher. The dishes look clean. Do I run another quick cycle with the pod? Or take my chances with coffee mugs, dishes and cutlery washed with water only? Decisions, decisions.

Also, is my forgetfulness something to be concerned about? Recently I went an entire day thinking it was Thursday went in fact it was Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 565November 15, 2023 11:51 AM

That's the second time you posted that, R565.

by Anonymousreply 566November 15, 2023 11:55 AM

I see what you did there, r566.... Had me going for a minute.

by Anonymousreply 567November 15, 2023 12:19 PM

I've had Optimum Internet for four days now and it's already gone down for two long periods. Their commercial says they have 99% reliability.

by Anonymousreply 568November 15, 2023 5:24 PM

That 1% will get you every time.

by Anonymousreply 569November 15, 2023 5:25 PM

This thread is nearing its capacity, but we still have the other one. It will be less whelming to have only one "underwhelmed" thread again.

by Anonymousreply 570November 15, 2023 7:51 PM

Me too, 564. All those pretty young teachers in my grade school are now at least 82 years old, if they are alive at all. My p.e. teacher was a hunk. He once went barechested in front of us; I felt faint.

by Anonymousreply 571November 15, 2023 11:38 PM

I wish I had gone to your grade school, R571. Or at least taken P.E. there.

by Anonymousreply 572November 16, 2023 1:54 AM

I would rerun the dishwasher with the pod this time!

by Anonymousreply 573November 16, 2023 4:52 AM

I ran my dishwasher last night with both the detergent pod and a chalky rectangle that's supposed to clean the dishwasher and make your pots look shinier. I felt conflicted about using both at the same time, but running it twice seemed wasteful. This morning, my pots looked no shinier.

by Anonymousreply 574November 16, 2023 7:49 AM

My dishwasher is on the fritz.

by Anonymousreply 575November 16, 2023 9:21 AM

The damn huns!

by Anonymousreply 576November 16, 2023 11:42 AM

I hate rain. I am an unproductive, lethargic zombie when it rains all day.

by Anonymousreply 577November 16, 2023 1:49 PM

Sorry, r577. I am exactly the opposite. I love the rain, and I am far more productive as a result of it.

by Anonymousreply 578November 16, 2023 4:30 PM

Threw out batteries from my blood pressure monitor and spend $8 for new batteries to only realize it's the blood pressure monitor that's not working. Not underwelmed just annoyed.

by Anonymousreply 579November 16, 2023 4:53 PM

I stupidly bought a battery only BPM and got sick of the endless batteries dying. I bought another BPM that is usb charge. Yay! Much better.

by Anonymousreply 580November 16, 2023 5:41 PM

Roasted yams and beets for lunch followed by sliced cantaloupe.

by Anonymousreply 581November 16, 2023 5:42 PM

R581 Yum.

by Anonymousreply 582November 16, 2023 6:31 PM

What is that part of the leg behind the knee called?

by Anonymousreply 583November 16, 2023 6:43 PM

The popliteal fossa.

Informally, the kneepit.

by Anonymousreply 584November 16, 2023 7:23 PM

I watched 2 British shows recently where people walked around with a wrist blood pressure cuff on for 24 hours. I want one of those things

by Anonymousreply 585November 16, 2023 8:23 PM

What about back of knee or posterior knee.

by Anonymousreply 586November 16, 2023 8:39 PM

I always called it "the back of the knee." What's worse is that it never occurred to me that it might have an actual name.

by Anonymousreply 587November 16, 2023 9:03 PM

Let's finish off this thread. It would be whelming to get this close to the end without making it all the way.

by Anonymousreply 588November 16, 2023 11:34 PM

Okay r588, I'll help, here goes:

I'm pissed off Amazon charged me a $1.00 for taking a return to a UPS store instead of to Kohls.

by Anonymousreply 589November 16, 2023 11:43 PM

I'm bored. I browse the internet, including DL, all day and then after dinner I'm browsed out. I don't like any of the new shows. I keep going to bed by 8 p.m. just because I have nothing else to do. I don't even feel like reading a book. I need a couple of more sites like DL to keep me interested. I already look at X/Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr.

by Anonymousreply 590November 16, 2023 11:48 PM

The crown season 5 is so underwhelming

by Anonymousreply 591November 17, 2023 12:01 AM

I'm not interested in any new tv shows either, r590. I watch a lot of youtube. Anything about Japan especially the food, old tv shows, recipes I'll never make, ASMR/Reiki, info about old celebrities. I just watched a 1949 radio interview with Joan Crawford and her kids on Christmas Eve. The children were so scripted and she truly was insane. She let the children open a ton of gifts but they could only keep one and had to earn the rest back from her over time. It was December and the seven-year-old son was still trying to earn back his birthday presents from October. Cruel, insane woman.

by Anonymousreply 592November 17, 2023 12:02 AM

I'm positively whelmed. I got new glasses today, and the reading prescription works better than any has in the past. And they look good: clear gray that looks good against my gray hair.

by Anonymousreply 593November 17, 2023 12:03 AM

I cleared out my freezer yesterday. I keep buying stuff and chucking it in there, never to be seen again. I defrosted some antique fillet steak and had it for dinner this evening. It tasted fine.

by Anonymousreply 594November 17, 2023 12:26 AM

I don’t remember if I posted in this thread or the other underwhelming thread that my dad is dying. That itself is seriously whelming but I can’t remember which thread. I was drunk at the time. Too whelming? Just trying to run out the clock so we don’t ever have two concurrent underwhelming threads again.

by Anonymousreply 595November 17, 2023 12:33 AM

New episode of Fellow Travelers when I wake up tomorrow. Can't wait. Non vedo l'ora.

by Anonymousreply 596November 17, 2023 12:51 AM

Your pussy stinks.

by Anonymousreply 597November 17, 2023 1:04 AM

I was going to jack off to this daddy porn scene I like.

But then I thought, "Why?"

So I didn't.

by Anonymousreply 598November 17, 2023 1:13 AM

R590, I've been jumping off from kotke and it delivers.

I also read to the deaf. With a mask. And heart.

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by Anonymousreply 599November 17, 2023 1:21 AM

See you tomorrow, Skippy and Hawk.

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