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I Want to Be Underwhelmed: 🍉 Summer 2024 Edition

Let's keep posting ... about our underwhelming experiences.

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by Anonymousreply 568June 19, 2024 5:42 AM

I cleaned out my shed today.

by Anonymousreply 1May 24, 2024 6:49 PM

Lindy's Italian Ice was BOGO today. I got one box of lemon and one box of cherry.

Lindy's is better than Luigi's.

by Anonymousreply 2May 24, 2024 7:07 PM

I don't like the taste of cardamom.

by Anonymousreply 3May 24, 2024 7:13 PM

I made two dozen financiers. I only get two.

by Anonymousreply 4May 24, 2024 7:19 PM

I just googled "financier".

by Anonymousreply 5May 24, 2024 7:24 PM

I polished off the box of macarons that I bought from Costco. They weren't really mini-macarons, but they weren't full-sized, either.

I liked them and would buy them again.

by Anonymousreply 6May 24, 2024 7:38 PM

The Gump’s catalogue found me. Again. I last purchased ornaments from them in 2006 and I’ve moved five times since.

It gives Bridge Player vibes - like I should be chewing gum, smoking a Benson&Hedges, and drinking boxed wine as I page through the booklette.

by Anonymousreply 7May 24, 2024 7:59 PM

I’m watching Midsomer Murders season 6 (2003) and I just watched 20-year-old Henry Cavill playing a “yob” get murdered.

There are a lot of familiar faces who have since appeared on Game of Thrones.

by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2024 6:33 AM

I watched The Iron Claw on HBO tonight and although it was a really good movie but I was stunned by Zac Efron's face. He looked like a weird puppet and it was very distracting. Jeremy Allen White was cute but his tight shorts and underwear did him no favors.

by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2024 6:58 AM

Cat needed emotional support at an ungodly hour.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2024 7:03 AM

My neighbor who disappeared but left her car is back and stomping around as usual. I suppose I'm glad she's not dead.

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2024 8:31 AM

I'm out of Rolaids.

I'll just have to suffer.

Woe is me.

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2024 6:57 PM

Drink some baking soda dissolved in water.

by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2024 7:08 PM

^good idea! thanks.

by Anonymousreply 14May 25, 2024 7:13 PM

This week, I went to Costco and did a Target pick-up order.

Right now, I am completely stocked-up with Charmin Ultra toilet paper (the wider sheets that are available *exclusively* at Costco) AND the Viva Kleenex Signature Cloth paper towels, Choose-A-Sheet. Those are my preferred paper products.

by Anonymousreply 15May 25, 2024 7:29 PM

Some idiot around the lake is setting off very loud firecrackers. I don't know what else to call them, as a kid loud ones were called Cherry Bombs although the ones I'm hearing are much, much louder than those were.

by Anonymousreply 16May 26, 2024 1:21 AM

I’m glad this thread killed the other one.

by Anonymousreply 17May 26, 2024 1:04 PM

I had Coffee Mate Rice Krispies Creamer in my coffee this morning.

I don't feel embarrassed admitting that here as it's an anonymous forum and I'll never come face to face with any of you.

In real life, I hide the container in my fridge and place more respectable creamers such as half-n-half, hazelnut and vanilla front and center in the fridge when I have guests.

by Anonymousreply 18May 26, 2024 1:41 PM

I’m thinking about a Sakurako subscription.

by Anonymousreply 19May 26, 2024 2:13 PM

Sakuraco*

by Anonymousreply 20May 26, 2024 2:13 PM

I've fallen down a rabbit hole of watching crime cases on the "Brief Case" YT channel. It is moderated by a guy with a British accent and I love a British accent. I'm pretty sure it's a British accent...

Most of his cases are in the UK and very old with some dating back to the 1700s. He also covers some very old cases in the U.S. and other countries. I like the cases from the early 1900s the best.

Arsenic poisoning was the preferred method of women trying to kill their husbands back then.

by Anonymousreply 21May 26, 2024 3:19 PM

Arsenic used to be easy to get ahold of as rat poison. Not so easy now.

by Anonymousreply 22May 26, 2024 3:25 PM

I ate 3 boxes of Mike and Ike. Again.

Did you know Aldi makes their own version of Girl Scout cookies? They’re good.

Their big milk chocolate, dark chocolate and choc with almonds is now $1.29 for a big bar

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by Anonymousreply 23May 26, 2024 4:00 PM

Cicada’s scream when you pick em up

by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2024 4:05 PM

I haven’t seen one cicada.

by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2024 4:31 PM

I’m waiting for Santa Rosa Gardens to start its online summer markdown sale, sometimes I get the markdown and 20% off. I bought well over 100 plants last year after idiot landscapers cut all the bottom branches of my pine trees up to about 20 feet off the ground. I had to plant a bunch of rhododendrons. And make a shade garden under the trees.

I bought the rhododendrons at Lowe’s. They were pretty small. Neighbors laughed. I said, “Wait three years.” Well it’s year 2 and they’ve doubled in size. By next year they will be a pretty good privacy screen. And then they’ll really take off.

You know what plant turned out to be quite delightful? Brunnera. I’d never planted them before. I have a few varieties but Brunnera Garden Candy Silver Heart is the best grower.

Pulmonaria Rasberry Splash and Silver Frost are doing well, too. I can’t plant hostas because of deer and rabbits. Too bad because some hostas add some white into the garden and variegation.

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2024 4:45 PM

[quote] In real life, I hide the container in my fridge and place more respectable creamers such as half-n-half, hazelnut and vanilla front and center in the fridge when I have guests.

Tough love: hazelnut and vanilla coffee creamers are not respectable. Half 'n' half, yes, be proud of that.

by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2024 5:25 PM

I was just out working in the garden in the midday sun and I’m not a mad dog or an Englishman. Now, a nap.

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2024 5:37 PM

I put out my hummingbird feeder two weeks ago and haven't seen one little bird yet. Unusual, I always get a lot.

by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2024 6:16 PM

Haven’t heard from Elon Musk lately. Dont know if that’s good or bad. Maybe he’s in rehab

by Anonymousreply 30May 26, 2024 6:52 PM

I was going to go outside today but decided it is too hot

by Anonymousreply 31May 26, 2024 8:00 PM

I think someone should make a Tornado Watch.

by Anonymousreply 32May 26, 2024 9:59 PM
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by Anonymousreply 33May 26, 2024 10:22 PM

I planted a rhododendron, English lavender and some other stuff.

by Anonymousreply 34May 26, 2024 10:31 PM

R25 they’re everywhere all over my property

by Anonymousreply 35May 26, 2024 10:41 PM

How come you guys don’t grow tomatoes?

by Anonymousreply 36May 26, 2024 10:59 PM

Posters who talk about planting things are whelming.

Sometimes I think I should have kept my ancient garbage disposal which worked fine instead of spending $350 for a new one just because my plumber is hot.

by Anonymousreply 37May 26, 2024 11:11 PM

Gardening is whelming? Oh, honey.

by Anonymousreply 38May 27, 2024 12:29 AM

I don't know what people see in rhododendrons. They're everywhere in my town and I just think "whatever."

A house on my street is basically being devoured by two big rhodies and I'd like to see what Stephen King would make of it.

by Anonymousreply 39May 27, 2024 2:07 AM

There's one very loud bullfrog outside, he must be looking for a mate.

by Anonymousreply 40May 27, 2024 2:12 AM

R39, they have pretty leaves and they take over - less grass. Lilacs do the same.

by Anonymousreply 41May 27, 2024 2:16 AM

I renewed my NYPhil subscription today (I do the a la carte option) and am kicking myself for not doing it a month earlier when I'd have saved 25%.

by Anonymousreply 42May 27, 2024 2:22 AM

It's a shame that Mallards lose their beautiful coloring during the summer and it doesn't return until the fall.

by Anonymousreply 43May 27, 2024 2:30 AM

I used scrubbing bubbles to clean the tub. the bubble action was whelming. not at all as exciting as the badass cartoon bubbles in the television ad.

by Anonymousreply 44May 27, 2024 2:46 AM

No one was excited about the earthquake but me. It happened while I was in California and Californians clearly have rules about what you can and cannot lose your shit over. Or even be the tiniest bit excited about.

Announce the magnitude of **your** earthquake and their immediate response is to tell the story of **their** earthquake, which invariably turns out to have been two or three times more fierce than yours.

And now I’m getting all whelmed again.

by Anonymousreply 45May 27, 2024 2:47 AM

R44 Bar Keepers Friend will make your tub gleam.

by Anonymousreply 46May 27, 2024 2:55 AM

[quote]There's one very loud bullfrog outside, he must be looking for a mate.

Well, get your ass out there r40!

by Anonymousreply 47May 27, 2024 7:52 AM

Rhododendrons grow in shady spots and keep their leaves during the winter. Pretty flowers.

by Anonymousreply 48May 27, 2024 1:12 PM

I was supposed to go to a barbecue today. But I don't feel like it so I'm not going. I texted another friend who is going to please come pick up the dish I had promised to bring.

One of the perks of getting older is you can claim all kinds of ailments to get out of social obligations. "Sorry, my sciatica is acting up."

by Anonymousreply 49May 27, 2024 1:19 PM

Until they stop asking.

by Anonymousreply 50May 27, 2024 3:01 PM

The power went out for 7 hours last night. Now it's back on and we're hard boiling some eggs.

by Anonymousreply 51May 27, 2024 3:05 PM

Be careful who you trust. Salt and sugar look the same.

by Anonymousreply 52May 27, 2024 4:22 PM

[quote]Until they stop asking.

Nah, not with this group. As long as you show up for the important things such as illness, hospitalization, death of partners and milestone birthdays, you remain a member in good standing!

by Anonymousreply 53May 27, 2024 4:27 PM

I watched Civil War last night. It was really good and pretty shocking. I'm now watching The Fall Guy and it's just okay. It seems like it's trying to be a romance/comedy/action flick, but except for the stunts, it's kinda lame.

Tomorrow it's a toss up between Sting, Imaginary, Asphalt City, Knox Goes Away, Arcadian, or Possessions.

This is just a distraction from my spring cleaning which I started the first week of January and I'm still going with no end in sight.

by Anonymousreply 54May 28, 2024 12:51 AM

I've never had an entrepreneurial spirit.

by Anonymousreply 55May 28, 2024 2:28 PM

I popped a tire on Sunday morning. I was driving to the gym and all of a sudden I heard a loud popping noise. A minute later, the low tire pressure light came on, and a minute after that the screen was telling me to pull over.

I called roadside assistance and got it towed home. A tech put on a loaner tire yesterday. The permanent one will come on Thursday. It's $640 for just the tire. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 56May 28, 2024 3:35 PM

To R56, you can't change a tire, no spare.

by Anonymousreply 57May 28, 2024 3:54 PM

That happened to me last year but I had a spare. I didn't have to do anything, though as a guy heard me coming down the road and changed it for me. I gave him some cash and he said no but I insisted.

by Anonymousreply 58May 28, 2024 4:07 PM

The clouds rolled in. :/

by Anonymousreply 59May 28, 2024 4:10 PM

[quote] It's $640 for just the tire. Ugh.

R56, what kind of car? I think my 4 Michelin tires cost that much.

by Anonymousreply 60May 28, 2024 4:45 PM

That is a lot for a tire. R56, do you drive a tractor?

by Anonymousreply 61May 28, 2024 5:59 PM

I paid bills and forgot the name "Spin Doctors", I almost had to Google it.

by Anonymousreply 62May 28, 2024 7:58 PM

I donated online online to a cat rescue a couple of weeks ago and now every animal rescue in the fucking universe is flooding my email, Facebook, and Instagram asking for money.

Also, I used my air fryer for the first time but I didn't defrost the soft shell crabs, I just put them in there frozen, and they turned into a big pile of shit dust, and now my whole house smells like seafood.

Truly whelmed.

by Anonymousreply 63May 28, 2024 9:48 PM

[quote] I donated online online to a cat rescue a couple of weeks ago and now every animal rescue in the fucking universe is flooding my email, Facebook, and Instagram asking for money.

A friend's wife died (she was only late 30s or so). They requested donations (in her name) to, IIRC, the Nature Conservancy. I did donate and also got barraged with a ton of requests for donations from other non-profits (wildlife, etc.). Those fuckers should not be selling your info like that.

by Anonymousreply 64May 28, 2024 10:06 PM

I had a pet sitter who obviously sold my address to a bunch of businesses, including one that sent me the most disgusting stories about animal abuse. The headlines were printed on the outside of the letters, you couldn't avoid them.

by Anonymousreply 65May 28, 2024 10:14 PM

I subscribed to a crossword puzzle today that I thought was new but it turns out that I subscribed during the pandemic and let it lapse after a year.

by Anonymousreply 66May 28, 2024 10:43 PM

The couple next door who left without telling me last week and I feared dead on the side of an interstate somewhere have returned.

by Anonymousreply 67May 28, 2024 11:26 PM

I bought smoked paprika from Trader Joe's because they didn't have regular paprika

It sat in my cupboard for 6 months because I was afraid to use it.

Today I sprinkled it with sea salt and olive oil on zucchini and onions and roasted it.

It was okay, not great.

by Anonymousreply 68May 29, 2024 1:06 AM

Hmm … I love smoked paprika, but I have tried a few different brands. Some are better than others and price isn’t the main factor.

I have liked the 365 Whole Foods and the Frontier smoked paprika.

by Anonymousreply 69May 29, 2024 1:23 AM

Andreas Wisniewski’s thighs.

by Anonymousreply 70May 29, 2024 6:43 AM

Who the hell is Lili St. Cyr?

by Anonymousreply 71May 29, 2024 7:35 AM

Lili.

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by Anonymousreply 72May 29, 2024 10:19 AM

I tend to hold a grudge.

by Anonymousreply 73May 29, 2024 12:41 PM

Me too.

by Anonymousreply 74May 29, 2024 12:43 PM

My next credit card bill is going to be relatively large, for the second month in a row.

I called my credit card company to see whether I could change the closing date of each statement (to the last day of the month), but they said they couldn't do it. Seems like a small favor to ask, from a customer.

by Anonymousreply 75May 29, 2024 8:09 PM

R12 My grandma’s nightstand always seemed to have several half-sucked Rolaids on it. I think they spontaneously generated, as they were always there. If we could just figure out where that piece of furniture went after she died, we could get you restocked.

by Anonymousreply 76May 29, 2024 8:13 PM

I bought some columbine bulbs 50% off at Home Depot yesterday. I’ve never planted them before.

Bulbs used to be cheap as hell for like a bag of 25. Not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 77May 29, 2024 8:45 PM

I bought more cherries, I've lost track of how many pounds I've eaten this season. In about a month, the strawberry farm near where I live will be open and I'll have at it with them. Of course, plums and peaches after that. Heaven, I'm in heaven.

by Anonymousreply 78May 29, 2024 9:51 PM

I need to get some cherries, but I have a ton of Honeycrisp apples, right now!

by Anonymousreply 79May 29, 2024 9:53 PM

I'm constipated

by Anonymousreply 80May 29, 2024 10:16 PM

Some toilet manufacturers advise against using Bar Keeper's Friend on their porcelain toilets. Be careful!

by Anonymousreply 81May 29, 2024 10:19 PM

R80 Eat some cherries!

by Anonymousreply 82May 30, 2024 12:30 AM

I am so enjoying these long days of light.

by Anonymousreply 83May 30, 2024 12:31 AM

I don't like the sun coming up so early, though. It wakes me up too early.

by Anonymousreply 84May 30, 2024 12:54 AM

Last time I used Bar Keepers Friend in my kitchen sink, it smelled like fish. No, Cheryl has not been in my sink.

by Anonymousreply 85May 30, 2024 1:20 AM

I poured a cup of brewed coffee over the grounds to get flavah. This is shit coffee and there’s never enough of it.

by Anonymousreply 86May 30, 2024 1:21 AM

Started a course of Prednisone today and can't sleep at all.

by Anonymousreply 87May 30, 2024 7:24 AM

This thread's for you, r87

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by Anonymousreply 88May 30, 2024 7:50 AM

Thanks, R88! Apparently I'm on a high dose (60mg). That may explain the hallucination.

by Anonymousreply 89May 30, 2024 8:24 AM

I spontaneously woke up at 3:33 this morning and have been wide awake since.

What does this mean?

by Anonymousreply 90May 30, 2024 10:52 AM

It means you're getting older, r90.

by Anonymousreply 91May 30, 2024 10:54 AM

Another disappointing Honeydew melon. Sigh.

by Anonymousreply 92May 30, 2024 4:39 PM

To R91, todays "Wake up and Pee time" was 4:17 AM

Back in bed by 4:30 AM.

by Anonymousreply 93May 30, 2024 5:12 PM

I just went to Walgreens and got Dulcolax, Gatorade and Miralax. You all know what that means. The cashier certainly did.

by Anonymousreply 94May 30, 2024 5:19 PM

My dog is getting his teeth cleaned and extracted today and I’m nervous for him. He’s 9 years old.

by Anonymousreply 95May 30, 2024 5:20 PM

R90 it means get out of the house NOW! Swarms of flies and blood seeping through walls will be next.

by Anonymousreply 96May 30, 2024 5:22 PM

Actually, r94, I don’t know, but that’s just fine.

by Anonymousreply 97May 30, 2024 5:25 PM

I’ve got bursitis on my heel. It fucking hurts.

by Anonymousreply 98May 30, 2024 8:39 PM

Had a bad dream last night. I was eaten alive by zombies.

by Anonymousreply 99May 31, 2024 11:05 AM

Tillamook Ice Cream was BOGO today!

I got one Oregon Strawberry and one Peaches & Cream.

I've never tried this brand before. I do see a strawberry milkshake in my near future.

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by Anonymousreply 100May 31, 2024 1:11 PM

Now that’s a BOGO I can get excited over.

by Anonymousreply 101May 31, 2024 2:59 PM

To R100, I've had the Tillamook Strawberry ice cream, really good even better with chocolate syrup& crushed pretzels in a big bowl.

by Anonymousreply 102May 31, 2024 3:00 PM

Pretzels sounds really good, r102! I'll have to get some. I do have hot fudge sauce, Reddi Whip and bananas....

by Anonymousreply 103May 31, 2024 3:07 PM

Vanilla ice cream with pretzels is perfection.

by Anonymousreply 104May 31, 2024 4:40 PM

r100 you will not regret your purchase. I like both flavors. They also have a black cherry that's perfection. Who am I kidding, so far, all the flavors I've had have been superb! Just can't get around to buying the mint/choco chip. I hate mint.

r101, me too!

I've started crushing pretzels into my trough of ice-cream, it is good.

by Anonymousreply 105May 31, 2024 8:24 PM

r105, I'm definitely going back to get the Black Cherry before the sale is over next Wednesday and one of the vanillas for pie. They had Old Fashioned Vanilla and Vanilla Bean, think I'll go for Old Fashioned. Oh and pretzels, now I need pretzels, lol.

by Anonymousreply 106May 31, 2024 9:13 PM

My 90-day prescription for metformin was free today at Walgreens.

FREE I TELL YA!!

by Anonymousreply 107May 31, 2024 9:19 PM

I'm out of birdseed.

by Anonymousreply 108May 31, 2024 10:27 PM

Dammit-now I’m going to buy Tillamook when I’m a fat whore who used Trump’s conviction as an excuse to have pizza last night.

by Anonymousreply 109May 31, 2024 10:32 PM

At $3 per pepper, I’m looking for other stuff to put in my pasta sauce - perhaps kalamata olives. Black olives turn rubbery in a sauce.

by Anonymousreply 110May 31, 2024 10:45 PM

I am so fucking sick of all the adverts in the middle of YouTube videos.

by Anonymousreply 111May 31, 2024 10:47 PM

You can make them go away.

$$

by Anonymousreply 112May 31, 2024 11:13 PM

I'm taking a break from watching the crime cases on the Brief Case YT channel to watch the crime cases on the Red Eastern True Crime channel that focuses on crimes in China. Some heinous cases. Chinese don't play, if someone is sentenced to death they are executed within 30 days.

by Anonymousreply 113June 1, 2024 2:03 AM

r107 you must have met your deductible for the year.

by Anonymousreply 114June 1, 2024 11:10 AM

I didn't buy the soapdish I needed because there was a queue at the till in this tiny store.

by Anonymousreply 115June 1, 2024 11:43 AM

I made my fabulous NYT recipe for lasagna in April. I froze it into six portions which I’ve been eating once a week for lunch.

The recipe called for a tiny pinch 🤏 of cinnamon. I rebelled against this and added a heaping TEASPOON of cinnamon. Why?- Because I ❤️ cinnamon.

by Anonymousreply 116June 1, 2024 12:02 PM

R103- Make sure it’s the Reddi Whip with HEAVY cream not light cream- far tastier

by Anonymousreply 117June 1, 2024 12:04 PM

I had my weekly Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg and Cheese Croissant breakfast sandwich this morning.

I usually have it on Fridays but I forgot yesterday.

I've been enjoying this sandwich much more since I started cooking it in the air fryer instead of the microwave. Takes more time than the 60 seconds in the microwave but so much better.

by Anonymousreply 118June 1, 2024 12:29 PM

I have a "downstairs" laptop and an "upstairs" laptop.

by Anonymousreply 119June 1, 2024 1:53 PM

I haul an iPad Pro around with me.

by Anonymousreply 120June 1, 2024 2:19 PM

Nope, r114. My Part D drug company pays 100% for metformin. and lisinopril. But yes, I have met my deductible with my Jardiance script.

by Anonymousreply 121June 1, 2024 3:04 PM

Well, I now have a bathroom iPad (for use when I am taking a shower). Why? I turned it in for trade-in value when I bought a new iPad. They "revised" my trade-in value to zero. I "rejected" that offer and they mailed it back to me.

by Anonymousreply 122June 1, 2024 6:51 PM

A friend sent me a "Soda Stream" device for my Birthday. We also have kids). We have no use for it but the kids are ecstatic.

by Anonymousreply 123June 1, 2024 7:34 PM

Today, I was mildly amused at the whelmed-to-underwhelmed level by:

(1) The petite Asian woman singing "What's Going On" - with a VERY thick accent, and butchering the shit out of it - at the farmer's market.

(2) The post on NextDoor about a thief that stole some small petty item. There's an area for a description and the poster wrote: "Looks like a FAT LATINO to me."

by Anonymousreply 124June 1, 2024 8:55 PM

Had no appetite yesterday because of stress. Didn't eat at all until 6pm, and even then couldn't finish my dinner. Today, though, I've been like:

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by Anonymousreply 125June 1, 2024 9:32 PM

I eat more, when stressed.

by Anonymousreply 126June 1, 2024 9:45 PM

[quote] There was no crap about Ingrid [Bergman]. No starry stuff. When she lived in London, she would have lunch with us every Sunday. She had a lovely face, but God, she was a big girl. She was the outdoors type and we'd go cycling in Richmond Park. I got cross with her when she broke one of the children's bikes because she was, well, big. I was with her the day before she died of cancer. She knew she was dying.

by Anonymousreply 127June 1, 2024 10:51 PM

I just don't understand how some people can go about their lives without showering every day.

by Anonymousreply 128June 2, 2024 12:14 AM

Do u drink piss

by Anonymousreply 129June 2, 2024 1:03 AM

I sit at my desktop computer all day without incident, but 1 1/2 hours watching my plasma TV gives me an automatic headache.

by Anonymousreply 130June 2, 2024 1:15 AM

I watched a couple of episodes of Murder She Wrote recently and noticed actors who I haven't seen in years. Perhaps they're all dead now.

by Anonymousreply 131June 2, 2024 1:19 AM

I enjoy this blooper.

I watched it many times so it comes up in my feed often.

Love both Craig and Tim.

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by Anonymousreply 132June 2, 2024 1:54 AM

R130 Copilot (GPT-4) says:

Certainly! To reduce flicker in your plasma TV, consider the following tips:

Refresh Rate Adjustment: Plasma TVs have a refresh rate (measured in Hertz) that determines how many times per second the screen updates. A higher refresh rate can reduce flicker. Check your TV’s settings and increase the refresh rate if possible.

Motion Smoothing or Motion Interpolation: Some TVs have features like “motion smoothing” or “motion interpolation.” These features create additional frames between the original frames to make motion smoother. Enabling this can reduce flicker.

Ambient Lighting: Adjust the lighting in your viewing environment. If the room is too dark, it can exacerbate flicker. Consider adding ambient lighting behind the TV or using bias lighting (LED strips placed behind the TV) to reduce contrast and flicker.

Avoid Fluorescent Lights: Fluorescent lights can interfere with plasma TVs and cause flicker. If possible, avoid using fluorescent lights near the TV. Opt for incandescent or LED lighting instead.

Check Power Source and Connections: Ensure that the TV is connected to a stable power source. Fluctuations in power can lead to flickering. Also, check the HDMI or other video connections for any loose cables.

Update Firmware: Check if there are any firmware updates available for your TV. Manufacturers often release updates to improve performance, including flicker reduction.

Professional Calibration: Consider professional calibration. An expert can optimize your TV settings for the best picture quality, which may help reduce flicker.

by Anonymousreply 133June 2, 2024 1:59 AM

Some asshole did a really long and annoying honk at me when I was crossing the street last night. And I was already in the bike lane!

by Anonymousreply 134June 2, 2024 2:06 AM

Who the hell honks at a pedestrian.

by Anonymousreply 135June 2, 2024 2:20 AM

I'm tired of waiting for my mangoes to ripen. I should put them in a brown paper bag or something.

by Anonymousreply 136June 2, 2024 2:27 AM

I had a rough, red, slightly itchy spot on one side of my nose. I was afraid I'd end up looking like Steve Bannon and I don't even drink!

I spoke with a nurse and tried to explain what was going on. I said it looked like the beginning of gin blossoms. I then said that I didn't want to end up looking like that guy who worked for Donald Trump who is now in prison (I couldn't think of Steve Bannon's name). She didn't know what gin blossoms were and I regretted talking about Donald Trump.

Anyway, I think my nose is getting better. I took some Alegra b/c my whole face felt itchy. The Alegra seemed to help.

by Anonymousreply 137June 2, 2024 2:32 AM

It's 3:04 am and I'm still on the datalounge.

I must go upstairs now, floss and brush my teeth then get to bed.

by Anonymousreply 138June 2, 2024 7:05 AM

Cat wanted applause and congratulations for eating at an ungodly hour.

by Anonymousreply 139June 2, 2024 7:08 AM

I went to a Toyota dealership yesterday and I finally looked at, sat in and test drove the redesigned Camry.

Afterwards the salesman brought over the manager who complimented me on my voice- saying it would be great for voiceovers.

How is complimenting my voice going to facilitate my spending $33,000 on a new Camry ?

by Anonymousreply 140June 2, 2024 12:43 PM

I'm going to ALDI this morning.

Last time I went a few months back I was underwhelmed because they did not have what I specifically went for. Wish me luck today.

by Anonymousreply 141June 2, 2024 1:01 PM

I wanted to get downstairs to the kitchen by 8:30 AM because I needed to soak my dried fruit so it would be properly rehydrated by 11:30 am.

by Anonymousreply 142June 2, 2024 1:06 PM

Don't keep us in underwhelmed suspense, r142!

by Anonymousreply 143June 2, 2024 1:22 PM

R143- By about 8:32 am which is close enough.

by Anonymousreply 144June 2, 2024 1:24 PM

I’d like to try Aldi, but it’s on the wrong side of the train tracks.

by Anonymousreply 145June 2, 2024 1:53 PM

Don't go shopping when you're hungry. Well I almost ALWAYS go shopping when I'm hungry and the end result this morning was my buying a giant milk chocolate bar with roasted almonds at Trader Joe's ( they have too many temptations in that store). The giant milk chocolate bar with roasted almonds is very fresh because the sell by date in April 2025.

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by Anonymousreply 146June 2, 2024 3:34 PM

I keep meaning to roast some almonds for myself. I want to make a sugar-free version of See's "milk almonds."

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by Anonymousreply 147June 2, 2024 3:45 PM

Then I shan't invite you to dinner tonight, r3, as my Vegetable Couscous will have cardamom, cumin, turmeric, ras-el-hanout, coriander, harissa, and a cinnamon stick!

by Anonymousreply 148June 2, 2024 3:53 PM

It's 12:45 p.m. and I just showered and got dressed ten minutes ago.

by Anonymousreply 149June 2, 2024 4:46 PM

I don't understand rehydrating dried fruits. IMO, the appeal of dried fruits is the chewy texture and concentrated flavor.

by Anonymousreply 150June 2, 2024 5:30 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever rehydrated dried fruit. Someone went to a lot of trouble to get that water out.

by Anonymousreply 151June 2, 2024 5:52 PM

Yeah, and the texture of rehydrated dried fruits is horrible.

by Anonymousreply 152June 2, 2024 6:20 PM

I suppose rehydrating makes them easier to chew for people with bad teeth.

by Anonymousreply 153June 2, 2024 6:55 PM

I'm pretty sure my cause of death someday will be from hitting my head when I trip and fall over my dachshunds as they dart between my legs, most likely on the stairs.

On the plus side, if it happens on the stairs I'll land in the foyer and the police won't have to hunt for my body when they come to do the welfare check.

I used to think my doxies wouldn't eat me after I die but a harsh DLer once informed me they will in fact eat me.

by Anonymousreply 154June 2, 2024 7:26 PM

Yes, they will eventually eat you, but not as fast as a cat would.

by Anonymousreply 155June 2, 2024 7:28 PM

And they’ll feel bad about it.

by Anonymousreply 156June 2, 2024 7:29 PM

Well I suppose that is a tiny bit of solace, r155, r156.

by Anonymousreply 157June 2, 2024 7:32 PM

Trader Joe's discontinued one of my favorites. Those bitches.

by Anonymousreply 158June 2, 2024 7:47 PM

They did it to me, too. Bastards.

by Anonymousreply 159June 2, 2024 7:59 PM

R152- You're wrong. I had my rehydrated apricots, plums, dates, figs as part of my breakfast this morning- they were quite tasty and I liked the texture as well.

by Anonymousreply 160June 2, 2024 8:06 PM

Some of my favorite dachshund memories are of ladies who move on from moods of guilt.

“So anyway, where were we? I hate THAT rabbit specifically.”

by Anonymousreply 161June 2, 2024 8:59 PM

ALDI had what I went for: Fremont Market Seafood Boil. So I bought two bags.

Happy and whelmed!

by Anonymousreply 162June 2, 2024 9:14 PM

I found this fascinating.

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by Anonymousreply 163June 3, 2024 7:16 AM

I have no patience for the whole 2nd cousin, 3rd cousin, 2nd cousin once removed, blah blah blah designations.

My cousin is my cousin. Her kid is my cousin. End of.

Unless someone is an aristocrat looking to marry some distant cousin to keep Downton Abbey in the family, what does it matter?

by Anonymousreply 164June 3, 2024 2:55 PM

That promising Nebbiolo could use a couple more years in the cellar

by Anonymousreply 165June 3, 2024 2:59 PM

The way to classify cousins is:

1) Cousins I hang out with

2) Cousins I used to hang out with as a child, but have lost touch with, and

3) Cousins I never knew.

by Anonymousreply 166June 3, 2024 3:00 PM

Still, I find cousin classification can be a fun parlor game, and the proper classification is an indication of just how much (or should I say how little) DNA you have in common.

by Anonymousreply 167June 3, 2024 3:51 PM

I’m whelmed. My white pine trees are starting to turn brown. I thought I’d escape the southern pine beetle massacre, but alas. My pines will die.

by Anonymousreply 168June 3, 2024 5:02 PM

Condolences on your pines.

by Anonymousreply 169June 3, 2024 5:15 PM

I felt that way about elm trees from my childhood home. They survived, but didn’t thrive.

by Anonymousreply 170June 3, 2024 7:41 PM

I like to open the small canister of Trader Joe’s Pepper and sniff it strongly- it usually instigates a violent sneeze 🤧- which for some reason I quite enjoy 😊.

by Anonymousreply 171June 3, 2024 7:58 PM

We passed the 48th anniversary of Martha Mitchell’s death last week. 🪦 💀

by Anonymousreply 172June 3, 2024 8:10 PM

My dad’s first cousin was a lady I called Aunt due to her being the same age as my dad. She made a point of telling me that she really wasn’t my aunt, that we were second cousins once removed.

by Anonymousreply 173June 3, 2024 8:22 PM

I had leftover Mediterranean food for breakfast. I was too tired to cook since a construction crew woke me up way too early.

by Anonymousreply 174June 3, 2024 8:32 PM

R173–Your Dad’s first cousin was your first cousin once-removed, unless there are some family secrets at play.

by Anonymousreply 175June 3, 2024 8:50 PM

To R174...Were they hot, did you present Hole?

Did you cook them breakfast? Did you swallow the creamy goodness they gave you?

by Anonymousreply 176June 3, 2024 8:50 PM

R175, that makes more sense. But I somehow remember her saying second cousins. She and my dad may be second cousins, but I think they were more closely related than that.

by Anonymousreply 177June 3, 2024 8:54 PM

Do they share a grandparent or a great-grandparent?

by Anonymousreply 178June 3, 2024 9:03 PM

R176, believe me, I checked them out. Fat middle-aged slobs with their beer guts hanging over their belts. I was bitterly disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 179June 3, 2024 9:16 PM

I think Lisa Eichhorn is a crap actress.

by Anonymousreply 180June 3, 2024 9:26 PM

They share a grandparent, so they're first cousins (my dad and my "aunt").

by Anonymousreply 181June 3, 2024 9:29 PM

It is too fucking hot for June 3.

by Anonymousreply 182June 3, 2024 9:30 PM

It’s 59, cloudy, and gusty as fuck. This feels like a very angry, menacing September day.

by Anonymousreply 183June 3, 2024 10:02 PM

There are three Canada Geese families on the lake this year. Two pairs have two goslings each and the show off Mr Goosie has eight. Super stud.

by Anonymousreply 184June 3, 2024 10:04 PM

It’s so damned hot outside today. I’m gonna pour myself a large glass of Orange Crystal Light.

by Anonymousreply 185June 3, 2024 10:33 PM

R183 must be from the Seattle area.

by Anonymousreply 186June 3, 2024 10:54 PM

Sam Heughan was a pretty boy in his 20s. He’s in an episode of Midsomer Murders and he glows.

by Anonymousreply 187June 4, 2024 12:01 AM

I saw Janis Paige on Columbo last week and I knew it was her death knell.

by Anonymousreply 188June 4, 2024 12:05 AM

Oh.my.god. the recapping on these hour-long investigation shows (e.g. Dateline) is so annoying. The length of content without commercials and recapping is probably about 20 mins.

by Anonymousreply 189June 4, 2024 12:30 AM

I went to The Fresh Market today.

I'm always extra nice to the employees there as Fresh Market is consistently named one of the worst places to work.

by Anonymousreply 190June 4, 2024 12:53 AM

Well, it didn't storm tonight.

by Anonymousreply 191June 4, 2024 1:03 AM

[quote] Oh.my.god. the recapping on these hour-long investigation shows (e.g. Dateline) is so annoying. The length of content without commercials and recapping is probably about 20 mins.

I fast forward through the first few minutes where they have the montage of people saying one sentence each. That probably saves at least 5 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 192June 4, 2024 4:02 AM

I need to go upstairs now and go to sleep because my cleaning woman is coming over bright and early tomorrow- she always brings me some Dunkin Donuts which invariably I end up throwing out because I don't eat that stuff anymore and DD are crap nowadays. They are tiny and not tasty.

by Anonymousreply 193June 4, 2024 4:18 AM

Agreed, r164! My cousin's daughter recently had a baby, and all three I call my cousins!

Topic: I'm awaiting a delivery from Wegmans. I need the Pepcid.

by Anonymousreply 194June 4, 2024 10:48 AM

Went to the full-service car wash first thing this morning.

Got the "Gold" wash with all the extra spritzes and pampering. Kind of like a spa day for my car. $44.00.

I went inside to pay and cashier asked me if I wanted a free air freshener to hang in my car, I declined.

I put a nice tip in the Tip Box for the crew that does all the extra drying and door jam, dashboard and mirror cleaning at the end.

by Anonymousreply 195June 4, 2024 1:47 PM

What is the door jam? Is it a special jam that cleans doors? 😁

by Anonymousreply 196June 4, 2024 1:51 PM

touché!

by Anonymousreply 197June 4, 2024 1:56 PM

Just watched Craig Ferguson on comedian Tom Papa's YT show. Craig said that during the run of his late night show he was always worried about his accent and gaining weight as he puts on weight quickly. Then they replaced him with a fat guy with an accent - James Corden.

by Anonymousreply 198June 4, 2024 3:35 PM

You turned down a FREE air freshener?

Who are you—Elon Musk?

by Anonymousreply 199June 4, 2024 6:44 PM

I think people at my office were talking about the Trump verdict. There must have been a complaint. Boss put out an email saying stop discussing politics.

by Anonymousreply 200June 4, 2024 6:47 PM

Is a criminal trial “politics?”

by Anonymousreply 201June 4, 2024 6:52 PM

I think it led to politics.

by Anonymousreply 202June 4, 2024 7:33 PM

[quote]You turned down a FREE air freshener?

Fragrance gives me a massive headache and body aches. Everything I use is unscented. Laundry detergent, skin care products, etc.

I seriously think Frebreeze could kill me. If I ever receive bad news at the doctor's office I shall go straight to Target and buy a couple of bottles of Febreeze. Then I'll come home and Febreeze myself to death. Quick, easy, inexpensive and no languishing in a hospital or hospice.

by Anonymousreply 203June 4, 2024 8:03 PM

I just tripped over my cat and now she thinks I want to kill her.

by Anonymousreply 204June 4, 2024 8:22 PM

I watched The First Omen last night. It was good and made me jump a few times.

by Anonymousreply 205June 4, 2024 8:26 PM

R204 more.like she wants to kill you...

by Anonymousreply 206June 5, 2024 2:10 AM

I was in an Uber recently and it had the most pleasant car air freshener I have ever encountered. I agree that most fake scent shit is unpleasant and probably toxic.

by Anonymousreply 207June 5, 2024 2:12 AM

Nothing more underwhelming than watching a Canadian film.

by Anonymousreply 208June 5, 2024 2:15 AM

I was on Instagram and a reel asked what should the haircut just done be named. It was shaved/fade on top and then it flips up at the shoulder. It was god awful and all the comments were negative. I went to post the word “ugly” and it would not let me because it could be upsetting. So I typed “ugly?” and that comment was ok. Ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 209June 5, 2024 4:21 AM

Older salesman who sold me a jacket today was not pervy but he touched me a lot. Shoulders, neck, sides, stomach, back, chest, hands, wrists and even top of butt where jacket hangs. It was fine but maybe too much. I'll go back though. He knew his stuff. Plus who cares, I used to love being groped in the bars and baths.

by Anonymousreply 210June 5, 2024 4:51 AM

R210- I was in a bathhouse Saturday night. When I arrived after being shown to my room I went to the bathroom to take a leak and some guy said hi to me at the urinals. I said hi back then he groped me front and back. I just said to him I'm not ready yet- nor would I ever be ready for trollish behavior.

by Anonymousreply 211June 5, 2024 5:58 AM

Sure, Jan.

by Anonymousreply 212June 5, 2024 6:11 AM

I found my glasses in the boiler room. Two weeks after I replaced them.

by Anonymousreply 213June 5, 2024 12:24 PM

I woke up tired this morning- as usual. 🥱 I shall endeavor to take a delicious nap later. 😴

by Anonymousreply 214June 5, 2024 1:20 PM

R212- Is your Sure, Jan directed towards my comment?

Because this did actually occur last Saturday night at the bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 215June 5, 2024 4:29 PM

I'm not a smiley person.

by Anonymousreply 216June 5, 2024 5:21 PM

I am a smiley person. But not in a fake way. I think it makes a difference and it is free!

by Anonymousreply 217June 5, 2024 7:30 PM

I actually watched 2 Canadian films last night. The second one was quite good! Kathleen Turner was in it.

by Anonymousreply 218June 5, 2024 7:46 PM

I went to Costco last night. They had the dark red cherries in stock. The store was just about perfect (empty-ish). I got a good parking space and they had everything on my list.

by Anonymousreply 219June 5, 2024 7:56 PM

I’ve never seen an empty Costco. I did see any empty Costco parking lot once. It was a holiday and I didn’t realize they were closed.

by Anonymousreply 220June 5, 2024 8:02 PM

Supposedly Tuesday is the slowest/least crowded grocery store day.

I always shop on Fridays but I shop at 7:00 a.m. when the store first opens so it's never crowded.

by Anonymousreply 221June 5, 2024 8:07 PM

Well, it was relatively empty (the Costco). It's a very busy Costco. And yes, it was a Tuesday night, which was nice!

by Anonymousreply 222June 5, 2024 8:09 PM

R221- That's extremely early. My Costco does not open until 10 am.

by Anonymousreply 223June 5, 2024 8:10 PM

Oh I wasn't referring to Costco, r223, I was referring to my supermarket. The supermarkets around here all open at 7:00 a.m. even Sprouts. The Fresh Market opens at 8:00 and Aldi at 8:30.

We do have BJ's and Sam's Club in the immediate area which open at 10:00 same as Costco. I had a Sam's Club membership for a year, got a $20 membership on Black Friday and never once shopped there the entire year of the membership because I just don't shop that late, lol. Sam's does include free flat tire repair with membership and I did use that service so I suppose the membership did pay for itself. I never even got gas there.

by Anonymousreply 224June 5, 2024 8:23 PM

I remember I was excited getting a “cricket” clicker one year for Christmas. They were used in WW2 on D Day so US paratroopers could find each other after parachuting behind enemy lines. My cousin got one, too. How exciting! Now we could play war and it would be more realistic. So we went outside, hid behind bushes and clicked…..and the we were like. “OK,….now what do we do?”

See, there was no war going on……soooo….?

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by Anonymousreply 225June 6, 2024 12:48 AM

There’s a famous black and white WWII movie that shows them using the clickers. I can’t remember the name of it.

by Anonymousreply 226June 6, 2024 1:19 AM

I think it was The Longest Day.

by Anonymousreply 227June 6, 2024 1:23 AM

Pinocchio was one cold motherfucker in the original novel:

[quote] Once the puppet is finished and Geppetto teaches him to walk, Pinocchio runs out the door and into the town, where he is caught by a Carabiniere, who assumes Pinocchio has been mistreated and imprisons Geppetto.

[quote] Left alone, Pinocchio heads back to Geppetto's house to get something to eat, where a talking cricket warns him of the perils of disobedience and laziness. In retaliation, Pinocchio throws a hammer at the cricket, accidentally killing it.

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by Anonymousreply 228June 6, 2024 2:06 AM

I promised myself I wasn't going to order any more Marketside Smokehouse Burnt Ends dip as I can't control myself around it.

I just went and added it to my grocery order with only minutes left to spare before the window of "add more items to order" closed.

So much for promises.

by Anonymousreply 229June 6, 2024 4:13 AM

Speaking of Smokehouse. My local supermarket did not have the large bag of the Blue Diamond Smokehouse almonds. They had other flavors and they had the little can (not a good deal, though).

by Anonymousreply 230June 6, 2024 4:17 AM

I've been bloated for quite a while. It's 12:35 am and I'm sitting at my computer typing here on the datalounge with my huge bloated stomach.

by Anonymousreply 231June 6, 2024 4:36 AM

I sprinkle baking soda in my kitchen trash can to absorb odors.

I know there are scented trash bags but scent bothers me. See previous post about air fresheners and fragrance issues for more details.

by Anonymousreply 232June 6, 2024 12:40 PM

They have unscented odor-reducing trashbags that work quite well.

by Anonymousreply 233June 6, 2024 1:34 PM

I'll look for those r233, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 234June 6, 2024 1:38 PM

The bruise on my forehead moved down (gravity) and now it looks like I have a black eye..and I just realized I'm also wearing my Rocky Marciano T-shirt. I can't leave the house today.

by Anonymousreply 235June 6, 2024 3:54 PM

Better to stay home with that ensemble.

by Anonymousreply 236June 6, 2024 4:12 PM

I had a boss who would say "Under promise, over deliver."

He would also say when someone made an error "Never time to do it right, always time to do it over."

I had nun in grade school who when someone said something really obvious, she would say "Well fan me with a brick".

This concludes my random recollections for today.

by Anonymousreply 237June 6, 2024 4:32 PM

I'm in the waiting room for a CT scan and there are TWO TVs playing a Hallmark Channel movie. Please kill me.

by Anonymousreply 238June 6, 2024 4:33 PM

They used to play CNN before the MAGAs declared it Communist.

by Anonymousreply 239June 6, 2024 4:34 PM

I remember at age 3 or 4 having a crush on the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, telling my mother I wanted to marry him. And my mother patiently explaining to me that a scarecrow isn’t really alive - this is a work of fiction - it’s only pretend,, it isn’t real— so I couldn’t possibly marry a scarecrow.

Instead of just saying, “Ok honey. Sure you can.”

by Anonymousreply 240June 6, 2024 4:41 PM

My Giant Food store brand canned spinach at 99 cents is superior to Del Monte at $1.59. The latter contains inedible hard stems. 😕😛

by Anonymousreply 241June 6, 2024 5:02 PM

Ate a mango. Now I have to floss.

by Anonymousreply 242June 6, 2024 5:45 PM

I don’t like spinach stems or mixed greens with all the stems. Julia Child removed the stems.

Broccoli stalks, I do peel and slice into planks, cook, and eat.

by Anonymousreply 243June 6, 2024 6:29 PM

I am whelmed. I just saw a very big cat in my backyard chasing either birds or rabbits. All the birds are nesting so they were kicking up a fuss, yelling outside.

I looked out the screen door and saw this cat with a big, bushy tail. It was brownish colored. I banged on screen door and yelled “Get out!”.

Then it turned around and I saw it had white on its face. But its face was weird, like it came to a point at the nose.

And its tail was hanging down which is usually a sign of a stray or a feral cat. But this cat looked big and healthy. And it was sort of reddish colored in the front. Then I saw its tongue. Its mouth was open, and its tongue was out, like a dog.

I thought, “This cat acts wild but it’s well fed. Funny, I’ve never see a fluffy-tailed, reddish brown, pointy-faced cat before.

It started running and …it didn’t run like a cat.

It was a 🦊 A big, healthy one. It came out of my green giant arborvitae windscreen. Omg….i hope it hasn’t had pups. That’s just what I need, a backyard full of them.

by Anonymousreply 244June 6, 2024 9:30 PM

^^How cute!

by Anonymousreply 245June 6, 2024 9:48 PM

I finally found a frozen chicken tikka masala that tastes as good as a restaurant's. It's called Sukhi's. It even comes with a little naan. Really excellent!

by Anonymousreply 246June 6, 2024 10:37 PM

I love Sukhi’s pea and potato samosas with cilantro chutney. My tongue is old and can’t take hot spicy foods anymore. I like spicy, but I can’t do hot, I can’t even eat Trader Joe’s samosas anymore - even the de,I it’s chicken tikka samosas are too much for me now.

Sukhi’s aren’t too hot. Be careful though. There are other pea and potato samosas that are too hot - DEEP comes to mind. Way too hot for old me.

(Obviously I am one of those people to whom cilantro doesn’t taste like soap)

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I don’t know why the link is showing the back of the package.

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by Anonymousreply 248June 7, 2024 12:09 AM

I watched Behind The Candelabra tonight. After the movie I ordered Scott Thorson's book from ThriftBooks. It should get it by Monday.

by Anonymousreply 249June 7, 2024 4:50 AM

Dallas Fan Expo starts tomorrow, and Richard Dreyfuss is slated to speak first. I'm debating going to his panel, just to see how much of shitshow it will be.

by Anonymousreply 250June 7, 2024 5:58 AM

Bubly Sparkling Water was BOGO today. I got one 8-pack of Blueberry Pomegranate and one of Mango.

Bubbie's Mochi Ice Cream was BOGO again. I got one strawberry and one mango. Bubbie's is superior to MyMochi ice cream in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 251June 7, 2024 3:50 PM

BOGO Troll, how can you eat so much ice crearm? It's not a dig; I'm curious. Do you eat well, exercise, are naturally trim, or have you given up the battle of the bulge? I love ice cream but have no control when it's in the house. Hoping you can share some tips.

by Anonymousreply 252June 7, 2024 4:37 PM

r252, most of my BOGOs are shared with a friend who is quite ill and recently approved for SSDI. I try not to mention that often as it sounds like I'm bragging but sometimes I feel like I need to mention it so I don't sound like a huge glutton.

The strawberry mochi was dropped off at his place on the way home and I kept the mango. Also, in my defense, I don't just ply him with junk food (although it makes him happy), I also include a staple or two (chicken, ground beef).

I do weigh my food on my handy dandy scale. I've been having some of the Tillamook strawberry ice cream from last week's BOGO, 95g is 200 calories and that's all I have. Log everything I eat into MyFitnessPal. I also put my recipes into MFP, there's a recipe calculator and it's tedious but it does help me keep track. The peach Tillamook from last week's BOGO was given to the couple next door when they impromptu invited me over for steaks on the grill.

My exercise is daily walking, seven days a week. I think I'm an okay weight, 5'9' and fluctuate between 165 (when I'm happy) and 170 (when I'm in a funk). Next month I'll celebrate the 30th Anniversary of my 30th Birthday. 🤣

by Anonymousreply 253June 7, 2024 6:04 PM

R242- I ate some Enoki mushrooms with my salad for lunch today and now I have to floss.

by Anonymousreply 254June 7, 2024 6:07 PM

Thank you, BOGO Troll!! Now that you mention it, I do remember you mentioning in another thread that you share. I applaud you for doing what you do.

Thanks for the info on MFP. I'm currently tracking in the WW app. Happy Birthday! I have a birthday this month myself; 2nd anniversary of turning 31.

by Anonymousreply 255June 7, 2024 6:09 PM

Wow, BOGO, you've got a lot of self-control with the ice cream. I have a food scale, too, and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 256June 7, 2024 6:29 PM

Also, Sir/Madame BOGO where do you live (roughly), I always try to take my weekly shopping tips from your posts, but I feel you don't live where I do, because I never see those deals.

I also have a kitchen scale. I think it looks so pretty sitting in the pantry in the original box. 🤣😂

by Anonymousreply 257June 7, 2024 8:17 PM

They are Publix BOGOs, r257.

I seriously weigh EVERYTHING, fruit, condiments, even the cream I put in my coffee, so easy to go overboard.

by Anonymousreply 258June 7, 2024 8:25 PM

r258 thank you Sir BOGO. I do not have Publix in my neck of the woods. It's a darn shame too!

by Anonymousreply 259June 7, 2024 8:27 PM

I went to the barber and a guy comes in with an appointment, but the barber he was supposed to see is out sick. After much discussion of why he didn't get called, another barber announces to all that the “sick” barber had smoked too much weed. I found such narc behavior very unprofessional and catty. Both barbers were female, btw.

by Anonymousreply 260June 7, 2024 10:04 PM

R260 UGH

by Anonymousreply 261June 7, 2024 10:09 PM

My electric company is getting better, I reported a power outage online and received an automated phone call awhile later that tree limbs on wires caused the outage and should be back up in about ninety minutes. I have a generator so I'm good but I appreciate their notice.

by Anonymousreply 262June 7, 2024 10:23 PM

The barber who narc’d had been the one cutting wmy hair lately (but not today). I think I will avoid her. She smells bad and talks too much.

by Anonymousreply 263June 7, 2024 10:27 PM

I'm simmering fresh orange slices and cinnamon sticks on the stove top. Makes the house smell so nice.

by Anonymousreply 264June 8, 2024 3:52 PM

I haven't done any real cooking since March or early April. Today, I can do some cooking.

by Anonymousreply 265June 8, 2024 4:13 PM

What is it about the internet that has made it impossible for people to come up with a name for their pets all by themselves?

by Anonymousreply 266June 8, 2024 4:44 PM

Before the internet people had to go to local libraries to research names for their pets. There were historical volumes of pet names, classified by type of pet, size, color, activity level. You could t name a St Bernard Sparky or Spot. You had to research and decide spin an appropriate name that could be shortened or elongated as a cool nickname.

But now we have the internet, so all a person has to do is post a photo of an animal on 150 sites and ask, “What should I call this boy”? and “Need a short, easy to remember name for this little girl.”

by Anonymousreply 267June 8, 2024 5:52 PM

I missed the post above by the person who cleaned out their shed, and I’d like to offer my belated congratulations.

by Anonymousreply 268June 8, 2024 5:57 PM

I have confirmed that Teader Joe’s discontinued Cacahaute Salsa and I’m thinking of making my own

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by Anonymousreply 269June 8, 2024 6:00 PM

I donated $25 to my Senator Chris Murphy. Hopefully, they'll leave me alone and stop sending text and emails.

by Anonymousreply 270June 8, 2024 6:17 PM

I made a delicious bean salad for lunch.

by Anonymousreply 271June 8, 2024 7:17 PM

I’m eating corn chips from Trader Joe’s which I think are better than Fritos.

by Anonymousreply 272June 8, 2024 7:53 PM

I'm still bitter Ronzoni discontinued their Pastina.

I can pay $30 for Barilla Pastina on Amazon or $100 for the Ronzoni from some online market I never heard of. They are probably all expired. Not willing to pay the price or gamble on the expiration date.

I should ask my relatives in Italy to send me some. I pay for every dinner out when I visit them, least they could do is send me some pastina.

by Anonymousreply 273June 8, 2024 9:59 PM

Fritos are a very high bar. I like the BBQ twists (Fritos), as well.

by Anonymousreply 274June 8, 2024 10:02 PM

I have a stocked kitchen and I want fast food….

I’ll broil a steak and make almond greembeams. I swore off potatoes, but this is one time when they’d be handy.

by Anonymousreply 275June 9, 2024 1:07 AM

My car insurance was stable for a good, long while. Even after I made two claims in one year (body work), it was stable. This term, it went up by $50 (6-month policy).

by Anonymousreply 276June 9, 2024 6:07 AM

If your insurance only went up $50 with claims that is like a miracle. Mine seems to go up a couple hundred a year with no claims.

by Anonymousreply 277June 9, 2024 10:10 AM

I waiting for a Fed Ex delivery. The shipper sent it by the cheapest way which would be fine if Fed Ex didn’t keep sending me phantom delivery dates (four different dates) and then telling me the delivery has been rescheduled (four times).

The package was shipped from Georgia on June 2, wandered around different towns in Georgia for several days, then went to West Virginia Friday, Pennsylvania Saturday and is now allegedly in Jersey City. Tomorrow is the fourth expected delivery date.

Hard to imagine there’s any kind of efficiency at work here.

by Anonymousreply 278June 9, 2024 12:38 PM

I woke up happy with my job. Nice.

by Anonymousreply 279June 9, 2024 1:28 PM

It's 9:30 am on Sunday June 9th. It's time for my weekly trip to my local Trader Joe's. I must leave soon before the parking lot fills up and the store gets busy.

by Anonymousreply 280June 9, 2024 1:31 PM

9:30 would even be too late for me. I'm waiting outside TJ's for the door to open at 8:00.

by Anonymousreply 281June 9, 2024 2:02 PM

They delivered the package today, just hours after telling me it would be delivered tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 282June 9, 2024 2:03 PM

I suppose this was FedEx’s “We’ll put in on a truck headed roughly in the right direction if there’s room” system of delivery. Then each place that gets the package does the same. But they should turn off the notifications.

by Anonymousreply 283June 9, 2024 3:30 PM

I try to avoid Trader Joe’s on weekends.

by Anonymousreply 284June 9, 2024 3:30 PM

I'm trying a new brand of smoked paprika.

by Anonymousreply 285June 9, 2024 6:14 PM

Finally, replaced the tires on my car. There was so much tread compared to my previous set I had to check I didn't buy snow tires.

by Anonymousreply 286June 9, 2024 6:58 PM

I found a bottle of Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo Unscented under my bathroom sink. I don't know when I bought it. Maybe during the pandemic? Never used it. I'll have to give it a try.

by Anonymousreply 287June 9, 2024 7:30 PM

My crows enjoy fat from steak. Kroger’s makes sure every steak has a shit ton of fat. Everyone is happy.

by Anonymousreply 288June 9, 2024 8:09 PM

I heard cows mooing all night long.

by Anonymousreply 289June 9, 2024 8:16 PM

This summer I plan to eat nothing but bagged salads, watermelon, and ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 290June 9, 2024 8:54 PM

He’s a moo moo.

by Anonymousreply 291June 9, 2024 9:13 PM

My daisies are in bloom and they multiply each year, there are about a hundred. They make me happy.

by Anonymousreply 292June 9, 2024 9:13 PM

I cannot grow daisies and they’re my favorite flower😞

by Anonymousreply 293June 9, 2024 9:32 PM

Zorch!

by Anonymousreply 294June 9, 2024 9:34 PM

Oh dear me. What’s that awful smell? Did somebody spray for bugs? You won a homemade potpourri wreath? Well, you should take it and get the hell out of here.

by Anonymousreply 295June 9, 2024 9:41 PM

I watched the Tubi doc on Chris Watts the other night. Shan’nan was the frauiest frau who ever fraued. She “had” lupus and fibromyalgia, her kids “had” peanut allergies, she was into Lulumon and getting other women to adore and emulate her, and she ran that marriage.

by Anonymousreply 296June 9, 2024 9:53 PM

Well, Chris sure showed her who was boss, in the end.

by Anonymousreply 297June 9, 2024 10:08 PM

A friend recommended the almond butter from Costco, which costs 2X the peanut butter (Kirkland) at Costco. Just opened up a jar of the AB, stirred it, and tasted it. I think I like the PB better than the AB.

by Anonymousreply 298June 9, 2024 10:14 PM

This is probably the last weekend when it'll be bearable to use the oven. But am I taking advantage of it? No, I'm wasting time on DL.

by Anonymousreply 299June 9, 2024 10:16 PM

I read the book "The Perfect Father " by John Glatt and I think Shanann pushed him to the brink. She was constantly nagging and berating him, which is why she got so much hate when the murder made the news. He was hot and should have just divorced her.

by Anonymousreply 300June 9, 2024 10:16 PM

You should take that potpourri and get the hell out of here. It stinks!

by Anonymousreply 301June 10, 2024 12:05 AM

Shan’nan was going to take him for everything they had now and everything he would ever get for the next 18 years. She was going to be the ex from hell. Of course she and the girls didn’t deserve to die.

by Anonymousreply 302June 10, 2024 2:29 AM

I feel bad for my knife every time I cut up a pineapple.

by Anonymousreply 303June 10, 2024 2:36 AM

Don’t

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by Anonymousreply 304June 10, 2024 2:45 AM

I finally bit the bullet and went to a Medspa and got a 3 month supply of Ozempic for $399, of which I have to administer a shot in my flabby stomach every week.

by Anonymousreply 305June 10, 2024 2:52 AM

My God, I thought I read that you had purchased a "swimspa" and financed it for ten years.

by Anonymousreply 306June 10, 2024 2:55 AM

I need to go grocery shopping, I usually have a large stash of food in my fridge, freezer and cabinets. Getting low, hope the apocalypse doesn't come before I get there.

by Anonymousreply 307June 10, 2024 3:05 AM

My tooth hurts.

by Anonymousreply 308June 10, 2024 3:08 AM

Deux minutes, chat!

by Anonymousreply 309June 10, 2024 3:39 AM

I rented a horror movie on Prime called Mind Body Spirit. It's about a yoga instructor that's trying get online followers, so she performs rituals out of her dead grandmother's spell book. It was pretty good for a low budget horror flick.

by Anonymousreply 310June 10, 2024 4:47 AM

R308 Call a dentist. That type of pain can be incapacitating and it won't get better. Nip it in the bud! No need to suffer no matter how much you dread it.

by Anonymousreply 311June 10, 2024 4:58 AM

I like the middle of a pineapple too. This looks like it wastes too much and you still have to take a knife to it.

by Anonymousreply 312June 10, 2024 5:15 AM

The core of the pineapple is woody, pulpy, and inedible. It looks good, but it isn’t.

by Anonymousreply 313June 10, 2024 5:17 AM

I broke down and bought a mini Keurig. It may be the best thing I’ve bought in 5 years.

by Anonymousreply 314June 10, 2024 5:18 AM

I like chewing on the middle of a pineapple. It’s not like I’ve never done it.

by Anonymousreply 315June 10, 2024 5:19 AM

I buy fresh pineapple already cut up. I don't need that aggravation.

by Anonymousreply 316June 10, 2024 5:38 AM

I can't sleep, my mind is going a mile a minute.

by Anonymousreply 317June 10, 2024 5:59 AM

Adjusting to sensible eating after a weekend of indulgence.

by Anonymousreply 318June 10, 2024 1:49 PM

I had to come into the DMV for the first time in a decade to renew/RealID-ify my expired license. I had an 8:45a appointment and haven't had to be out of my apartment this early since the pandemic. Of course, I had to wait over an hour past my appointment time, but on the plus side, I have an excuse for missing out on a couple of mind-numbing work meetings.

by Anonymousreply 319June 10, 2024 2:32 PM

Bought a $1 lottery ticket on a whim and won $10.

I don't intend to squander my windfall, I shall invest it wisely.

I usually only buy a lottery ticket on my birthday but I was feeling adventurous.

by Anonymousreply 320June 10, 2024 2:36 PM

It's 77 outside and I'm cold.

Not so much underwhelmed as underwarmed.

by Anonymousreply 321June 10, 2024 4:51 PM

It’s gray sweatpants weather. I need sunglasses.

by Anonymousreply 322June 10, 2024 5:09 PM

I watched Chinatown the other night for first time in a few years, and the John Huston character reminded me of someone - not sure who - but the Huston character was definitely much smarter than the person he reminded me of.

by Anonymousreply 323June 10, 2024 5:57 PM

I was scrounging around my pantry at lunch time and found a can of collard greens "simmered in turkey [italic]flavored[/italic] broth". I heated it up and scarfed down the whole thing.

by Anonymousreply 324June 10, 2024 6:49 PM

r324 was it any good?

by Anonymousreply 325June 10, 2024 8:22 PM

I just went for a 40 minute walk. I usually go around 4:45 pm ET and get to see lots of people walking their dogs. Unfortunately, it was too early today so no dogs. Oh well, maybe another day this week.

by Anonymousreply 326June 10, 2024 8:24 PM

Yes, they were good r325. Not as good as homemade but still good.

I had buttermilk biscuits in the freezer that the collards would have been good served over but I was like a rabid dog and inhaled the whole thing before I could even thaw a biscuit.

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by Anonymousreply 327June 10, 2024 8:36 PM

The Food Circus is 24 isles of convenient shopping located in lovely, Raytown, Missouri.

by Anonymousreply 328June 10, 2024 8:36 PM

[italics]dog[/italics]

by Anonymousreply 329June 10, 2024 9:24 PM

Like Ireland and Iceland and Madagascar, R328.

So how did they get them (and 21 more) to Missouri?

by Anonymousreply 330June 10, 2024 11:16 PM

I just had to let it out. Sorry for the smell

by Anonymousreply 331June 10, 2024 11:18 PM

R329 No "s" before or after the word or words to be italicized - it's [italic]

by Anonymousreply 332June 10, 2024 11:31 PM

If you only put the word italic in brackets and nothing after it, it erases itself.

by Anonymousreply 333June 10, 2024 11:33 PM

I’m always looking for new ways to stir the pot.

by Anonymousreply 334June 10, 2024 11:35 PM

R334, have you considered bangs?

by Anonymousreply 335June 10, 2024 11:40 PM

R334 StirMATE

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by Anonymousreply 336June 11, 2024 1:04 AM

There’s something called a “mast year.” That’s when trees produce a plethora of seeds, acorns, pine cones, fruit or nuts. We had one last year and my yard was carpeted in pine cones. This year, my cats are having a mast year, shedding more fur than I’ve ever seen before. Fur cobwebs everywhere - and that’s with me brushing them twice a day and getting so much fur that it’s like each one of them is giving birth to 2 fluffy kittens a day.

by Anonymousreply 337June 11, 2024 2:22 AM

In my part of New England, temps have only been in the 60s the last two days.

by Anonymousreply 338June 11, 2024 3:03 AM

My cleaning woman is coming on Wednesday this week instead of her usual Tuesday. It might very well ruin my lovely lunch. On Wednesdays I bake salmon in the oven in olive oil then squeeze lemon juice on the pieces and dip them in Braswells Vidalia Onion Mustard and Honey Dijon Mustard- Yum and afterwards I eat a fairly large bowl of trail mix along with freeze dried mangos, freeze dried bananas and freeze dried berry medley. She will be in the kitchen which means she will be in the way or from her point of view I will be in the way- oh well. It's just this one time. I can deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 339June 11, 2024 3:34 AM

I wonder if I'm having a mast year. No, I'm not shedding, but I just want to focus on myself and my own needs.

by Anonymousreply 340June 11, 2024 3:35 AM

I just had a shower. For some reason I smelled like French fries. Now I smell clean.

by Anonymousreply 341June 11, 2024 3:53 AM

I stood next to Rosie O’Donnell in an elevator tonight.

by Anonymousreply 342June 11, 2024 4:07 AM

I went grocery shopping when I had a sweet tooth. I’m not usually hungry during the day but I have half a Focus Factor and Neuriva energy gummie in AM and I think it’s making me hungry. Which is weird.

by Anonymousreply 343June 11, 2024 4:26 AM

I guess I need to express my dog’s anal glands. Let me express myself to his anal glands:

by Anonymousreply 344June 11, 2024 5:59 AM

Energy gummies never give me any energy.

by Anonymousreply 345June 11, 2024 8:00 AM

Holy shit. How many times do I have to unwatch threads before they disappear from my watch list?

by Anonymousreply 346June 11, 2024 1:03 PM

I don't like my lawn guy. I'm going to look for a new lawn guy.

by Anonymousreply 347June 11, 2024 2:55 PM

I didn’t like my lawn guy so I bought a lawnmower.

by Anonymousreply 348June 11, 2024 2:58 PM

[quote]Holy shit. How many times do I have to unwatch threads before they disappear from my watch list?

Are you reloading the page to check that they are gone? I found that if I don’t reload shortly after deleting, they stay off the list.

by Anonymousreply 349June 11, 2024 3:01 PM

To R347, 3 Summers ago, while visiting my children#1(Greg and Zach) in Chester County, Pa. I seduced the Lawn guy 25 yrs. old son in the pool house at my son's Greg home. I forgot about my son's security system (and the cameras). His name is Anthony, wrestler from Princeton.

by Anonymousreply 350June 11, 2024 3:33 PM

Thanks for including the names and locations. It makes your story so much more believable. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 351June 11, 2024 3:40 PM

You are welcome, Datalounge Manager.

by Anonymousreply 352June 11, 2024 3:47 PM

[quote] Energy gummies never give me any energy.

Sleep gummies won’t put you to sleep unless they’ve got THC in them. Those CBD/CBN gummies are a waste of money.

by Anonymousreply 353June 11, 2024 4:05 PM

I don't have a lawn.

by Anonymousreply 354June 11, 2024 4:07 PM

Do they drug test employees in school districts? My son wants to work in a school (summers off, constant vacations/days off) but he’s always vaping weed. If they do random drug testing I don’t see how he could keep a job in a school.

by Anonymousreply 355June 11, 2024 4:08 PM

My personal trainer wipes the floor with me every session and I want to quit, but he's a muscular, charming Puerto Rican with full lips and the biggest brown eyes so I guess I'll keep torturing myself.

by Anonymousreply 356June 11, 2024 4:24 PM

[quote]My personal trainer wipes the floor with me

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 357June 11, 2024 4:36 PM

I tried Rao’s frozen lasagna. It’s actually quite good. Amazing considering the price—$4.50 per serving. (They claim there are 3 servings in the box, but realistically, there are 2.)

by Anonymousreply 358June 11, 2024 4:37 PM

Which on the DL translates to one.

by Anonymousreply 359June 11, 2024 4:38 PM

I don't always need everything to be so fancy.

by Anonymousreply 360June 11, 2024 4:40 PM

1600 calories and a multivitamin today. Delish.

by Anonymousreply 361June 11, 2024 5:04 PM

R355, it depends on the state. NJ, for example, does not allow employers to terminate employees just because a drug test is positive for weed. Recreational use is legal in NJ. It may also depend on the job he gets.

by Anonymousreply 362June 11, 2024 5:27 PM

Pigged out on a bag of dried apricots an hour ago and now my tooshie and my toilet are paying the ultimate price. I swear I shat out a piece of my soul just now. Every single time I promise myself I'll stop at the third apricot, but I just can't help myself in the end.

If anyone knows of any antidiarrheal patron saints I could turn to in my darkest hour, do let me know.

by Anonymousreply 363June 11, 2024 7:49 PM

On a friend's recommendation, I bought a jar of almond butter from Costco. Meh. It's not really expensive (considering the size of the jar), but I like the Kirkland (Costco) peanut butter better and the PB is about half the price. I'll stick w/PB.

by Anonymousreply 364June 11, 2024 7:51 PM

R363, St. Bonaventure

by Anonymousreply 365June 11, 2024 8:33 PM

No scat!

by Anonymousreply 366June 11, 2024 8:56 PM

Monster peaches are near

by Anonymousreply 367June 11, 2024 9:38 PM

Peaches and nectarines are so hit and miss, though ... Sad.

by Anonymousreply 368June 11, 2024 9:40 PM

Not from Eckert’s orchard in Belleville

by Anonymousreply 369June 11, 2024 9:45 PM

I counted 7 cars with expired NJ inspection stickers while on my walk just now. Cops love those people. In NJ, they specifically sit in the medians, wherever possible, radio to a car ahead and pull you over. They were lenient through 2021 but not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 370June 11, 2024 9:49 PM

I am enjoying this…. A tall glass of orange Crystal Light with lots of ice.

by Anonymousreply 371June 11, 2024 10:26 PM

I prefer fresh lemonade.

by Anonymousreply 372June 11, 2024 10:27 PM

I've noticed a lot of DLers like Crystal Light.

by Anonymousreply 373June 11, 2024 10:29 PM

Absent Tab, Crystal Light is the official DL non-alcoholic drink of choice.

by Anonymousreply 374June 11, 2024 11:10 PM

I drink Crystal Light because I believe in me.

by Anonymousreply 375June 11, 2024 11:12 PM

I think it should have been called Krystle Light when Linda Evans did TV commercials for it years ago.

by Anonymousreply 376June 11, 2024 11:37 PM

I saw a helicopter land in a parking lot as I was driving today. Two cop cars were there and then an ambulance and another cop car drove towards the parking g lot with their lights and sirens going.

by Anonymousreply 377June 12, 2024 12:06 AM

R373 it’s a delicious soft drink. Full of fruit flavors!

by Anonymousreply 378June 12, 2024 1:34 AM

I was a Snapple diet iced tea drinker for decades but they changed the formula and now it tastes like Lemon Pledge. I had to switch and now I drink 5 calorie Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice. Sometimes it’s sour tasting, sometimes it’s delicious.

I hate plain water. It hurts my stomach and nauseates me. So I’ve had a tendency to be dehydrated my whole life.

by Anonymousreply 379June 12, 2024 1:39 AM

R354 Mine is turning to moss so it will be a pretty green and I won't have to mow anymore.

by Anonymousreply 380June 12, 2024 1:46 AM

We need to find plant sitters. The three people who've done it are on vacation the same week we are, two of them with us.

The watering things you screw a bottle of water into and put in the soil in the pot don't work.

by Anonymousreply 381June 12, 2024 1:46 AM

My late spouse spent a lot of time and money caring for the lawn. I hope he can't see it now from wherever he is.

by Anonymousreply 382June 12, 2024 1:50 AM

If there are four electric scooters traveling in the same direction, they should be able to merge and form an AUTOBOT. Speeds of the autobot would increase and there would be louder commercials playing from the speakers of each scooter.

by Anonymousreply 383June 12, 2024 2:00 AM

To R379...Snapple Peach Iced tea is beyond wonderful& mixes perfectly with Vodka, White Rum& Tequila Also Snapple Lemonade!!

by Anonymousreply 384June 12, 2024 2:25 AM

My running shoes are becoming thin in the soles. I don’t want to replace them. I never trust new shoes. So often they look fine and then give me a blister. I always take my old shoes into the store and say I want a new pair of this exact make and model of shoe, and they never have them in stock.

I just know it’s going to happen again, too.

by Anonymousreply 385June 12, 2024 2:48 AM

R379 - plain water doesn't do it for me, either. I drink Gatorade Zero and ice tea mostly. Sometimes a diet Dr. Pepper.

by Anonymousreply 386June 12, 2024 3:43 AM

White peaches are the bomb.

by Anonymousreply 387June 12, 2024 3:43 AM

Mr Loud at Night bullfrog was sitting on the sandy shore of the lake today and I stood next to him and his eyes were closed and was unaware of me, quite the snoozing. I heard my dog coming so I placed the tip of my index finger on the frogs head and he immediately opened his eyes and leaped into the water. Someone saved a life tonight.

by Anonymousreply 388June 12, 2024 3:44 AM

I like the individual lemon tea straw packs I buy from ALDIs.

by Anonymousreply 389June 12, 2024 3:45 AM

Funny, ice cream messes with my guts, but straight milk doesn’t.

by Anonymousreply 390June 12, 2024 3:49 AM

I watched the first episode of Baby Reindeer tonight. It made me really uncomfortable and I'm not sure if I'll continue to watch it.

by Anonymousreply 391June 12, 2024 6:25 AM

Is it wrong that I'm tired of hearing about Celine Dion's stiff person syndrome?

by Anonymousreply 392June 12, 2024 10:17 AM

There is nothing more delicious to me than water.

by Anonymousreply 393June 12, 2024 10:18 AM

r382 I hope he doesn't have to look upwards to see the lawn.

by Anonymousreply 394June 12, 2024 11:00 AM

Went a day without any Trump news and it feels like I got a new lease on life, blood pressure-wise. I think I'll try that again tomorrow, it feels nice.

by Anonymousreply 395June 12, 2024 4:21 PM

You're still talking about Trump, though.

by Anonymousreply 396June 12, 2024 4:25 PM

When I was a kid I wanted to live inside of Jeannie's bottle on I Dream of Jeannie.

I also wanted to live in the Jetson's apartment.

I never wanted to live in Bedrock where the Flintstones lived, too much physical labor.

by Anonymousreply 397June 12, 2024 6:03 PM

I'm waiting on new prescriptions to be filled and worrying about what they'll cost is driving me nuts.

by Anonymousreply 398June 12, 2024 6:47 PM

^ Update: My CVS has neither of them in stock so they're ordering them, it will take "a few business days." Why does everything have to be a pain in the ass?

by Anonymousreply 399June 12, 2024 10:39 PM

Monday the hospital’s “Specialty Pharmacy” wasn’t answering the phones and not without reason as they were switching over to a new system for notifications. So I filled out the online order form Tuesday, a woman called to verify what med I needed sent where and that it would be delivered on a date certain, explained and apologized for the new system startup issues, and we’re all set.

Today another woman from there calls me saying I need to order my meds yet can’t seem to access any information about it as if either whatever was to be done yesterday wasn’t done (by the nice lady) or that she can’t open my file. I asked if she could check it out and call me back. She hasn’t so I don’t know if her problem was solved or if it’s now mine. Again.

It’s not customer service.

by Anonymousreply 400June 12, 2024 10:59 PM

Bought a used car today. The dealership took the Prius as a trade-in but informed me they were just going to take it out back and shoot it. I knew this was coming but it's still sad.

by Anonymousreply 401June 12, 2024 11:30 PM

R397- Wanting to live INSIDE Jeannie's bottle is very

GAY!

But I don't blame you it has fabulous Persian decor and looks very comfortable.

by Anonymousreply 402June 12, 2024 11:48 PM

[quote] Bought a used car today. The dealership took the Prius as a trade-in but informed me they were just going to take it out back and shoot it. I knew this was coming but it's still sad.

I'm calling BS on that, unless the trade-in value was very very low. They want to act like your trade-in is worthless so they can lowball you.

by Anonymousreply 403June 13, 2024 1:25 AM

R403 it was 20 years old and failed inspection last month. Toyota wanted $6,000 to fix the rear axle which was rusted through. It's not going back on the road. We once stopped to give a roadside panhandler a dollar and he took one look at the car and waved us off.

Ordinarily I'd agree with you.

by Anonymousreply 404June 13, 2024 2:30 AM

R404, OK, then. I guess they wanted to offer you a one-stop shopping experience and make the sale.

by Anonymousreply 405June 13, 2024 3:29 AM

I think I need a nice, mini cutting board, for smaller jobs.

by Anonymousreply 406June 13, 2024 5:40 AM

Get 2 of them, I did and it was perfect.

by Anonymousreply 407June 13, 2024 5:46 AM

I use my Oxo Good Grips mini board for almost everything.

by Anonymousreply 408June 13, 2024 7:20 AM

I have three cutting boards and I don't know why.

by Anonymousreply 409June 13, 2024 7:59 AM

Fellow DLers, I confess my misdeed to you:

Yesterday I made my annual trip to CFA. I went through the Drive Thru and ordered one item, the only item I ever buy there, their seasonal Peach Milkshake which is only available June-August.

I pulled over into the parking lot and gulped down the whole thing. Then I got out of the car and dumped all the residual evidence into their trashcan.

As I put on my sunglasses and drove away Don Draper from Mad Men's voice was playing in my head saying "This never happened. It will shock you how much this never happened..."

by Anonymousreply 410June 13, 2024 2:53 PM

[quote] I have three cutting boards and I don't know why.

One for meat; one for fruit and vegetables; and one for preparing drugs?

by Anonymousreply 411June 13, 2024 3:00 PM

I don’t know what CFA is.

by Anonymousreply 412June 13, 2024 3:01 PM

^ Chick Fil A

by Anonymousreply 413June 13, 2024 3:03 PM

That should be CfA.

by Anonymousreply 414June 13, 2024 3:11 PM

Duly noted, oh wise one @ r414.

by Anonymousreply 415June 13, 2024 3:16 PM

Are you ashamed because we’re not supposed to go to CfA, or are you ashamed because you’re a fat whore?

by Anonymousreply 416June 13, 2024 3:19 PM

I am not a fat whore!

How many times do I have to reiterate this to the DL BMI Police? I inherited my father's metabolism and my mother's temper.

by Anonymousreply 417June 13, 2024 3:34 PM

My primary care physician has sent me to a cardiologist. My appointment is in 45 minutes.I’m scared of what she’ll tell me.

by Anonymousreply 418June 13, 2024 3:36 PM

[quote]I am not a fat whore!

You ask for penance and then deny it?

by Anonymousreply 419June 13, 2024 3:47 PM

MARY with the milkshake. Why be so dramatic about it.

by Anonymousreply 420June 13, 2024 3:50 PM

Bloody calorie austerity.

by Anonymousreply 421June 13, 2024 3:58 PM

Are you new here, r420?

mary, mary, bo-bary

Banana-fana fo-fary

Fee-fi-mo-ary

mary!

by Anonymousreply 422June 13, 2024 4:00 PM

housesitting for a friend and accidentally saw my face in his magnifying mirror this morning

by Anonymousreply 423June 13, 2024 4:14 PM

R406- I bought a set of cutting boards on Amazon. I love them. Three different sizes. I just use the large one. They are the best cutting boards I've ever had.

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by Anonymousreply 424June 13, 2024 4:18 PM

I started fiber and I'm so fucking gassy.

by Anonymousreply 425June 13, 2024 5:16 PM

I wouldn’t trust 3 cutting boards for $13. Go knows what they’re made of.

by Anonymousreply 426June 13, 2024 8:36 PM

I drove to the DQ for a reduced sugar Dilly Bar and a small Diet Coke. It’s so hot outside I almost stuck the dilly bar up my ass so I could cool down.

by Anonymousreply 427June 13, 2024 8:52 PM

My cardiologist looked at my EKG and announced I’d had a heart attack at some point. When I said I didn’t think so, she looked at past tests and then said it might have been a problem with the test today . I asked if we could redo it and she said we would at our next appointment since I had no symptoms. Not confidence boosting.

by Anonymousreply 428June 13, 2024 9:03 PM

What the hell? Why not re-do the test immediately?

by Anonymousreply 429June 13, 2024 9:14 PM

Nail appointment darling.

by Anonymousreply 430June 13, 2024 9:19 PM

Good question. She’s pretty sure the test today was messed up. I had one in Feb for a surgery clearance which was normal, and I have no symptoms. I’m having other tests done in coming weeks.

by Anonymousreply 431June 13, 2024 9:26 PM

WHELMED

by Anonymousreply 432June 13, 2024 9:47 PM

Sorry.😳

by Anonymousreply 433June 13, 2024 10:08 PM

It's looking like a red hot heatwave in New England next week. 99 is predicted on one of those days, yikes.

by Anonymousreply 434June 13, 2024 10:13 PM

R426- I had no idea if I would like them but I've had them since March 2022 and I used them almost every day- They don't make a nails on chalkboard sound when you're cutting fruits or vegetables with a knife, they're very durable so far and they are easy to clean- what's not to like?

by Anonymousreply 435June 13, 2024 10:18 PM

The Celtics need to win only one more game for the championship. C'mon, you guys do it.

by Anonymousreply 436June 13, 2024 10:24 PM

I purchased a lot of healthy foods and now I have to use everything.

It is better-than-you, holier-than-thou fare and my body knows I’m being deprived of palm oil, HFCS, and heavily processed vegetable material.

A greasy quarter-pounder sounds perfect - with extra slimy pickles.

by Anonymousreply 437June 13, 2024 11:33 PM

Fireflies! They're early, I usually don't see then until late June/early July. And there's a lot of them, what a treat.

by Anonymousreply 438June 14, 2024 1:03 AM

R427- Try Carvel

It's FAR tastier than DQ.

by Anonymousreply 439June 14, 2024 1:34 AM

Didn’t Carvel used to be frozen custard? I remember it was very thick.

by Anonymousreply 440June 14, 2024 1:59 AM

These cherries (Bing) that I got from my local supermarket were on sale. I bought some (a lot) and they are better than the ones I got from Costco a couple of weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 441June 14, 2024 4:17 AM

I went to Mazatlán recently.

The humidity and heat were beyond intolerable.

I was definitely underwhelmed. I’d never been before, either.

by Anonymousreply 442June 14, 2024 4:33 AM

To R441, you just reminded me, I need to buy Bing Cherries, Peaches, Grapes& Strawberries tomorrow

Also, real Peach ice cream& have Chix-fil-A for lunch (with a Peach milkshake)

by Anonymousreply 443June 14, 2024 4:41 AM

I’m detecting a peach milkshake theme.

by Anonymousreply 444June 14, 2024 4:49 AM

It's watermelon season, too. Watermelon is pretty reliable (good texture and flavor).

by Anonymousreply 445June 14, 2024 4:58 AM

There are a lot of posts on here relating to food. Sometimes it's a lot.

by Anonymousreply 446June 14, 2024 5:42 AM

I still haven't had cherries yet this year.

by Anonymousreply 447June 14, 2024 5:49 AM

r443 I reccommend Tillamook's Peaches and Cream! Sensational.

by Anonymousreply 448June 14, 2024 10:25 AM

5,000 steps to go

by Anonymousreply 449June 14, 2024 11:16 AM

R445 Watermelon gives me gas.

by Anonymousreply 450June 14, 2024 11:29 AM

I'm mad because I have a blood draw at 9 this morning and I can't have breakfast! Waaaaaaa-ahhhhh.

by Anonymousreply 451June 14, 2024 11:33 AM

Today's BOGOs:

Cabot Cheese blocks. I got one Pepper Jack and one Extra Sharp Cheddar. Keep both.

Vita Classic Atlantic Smoked Salmon. I'm burned out on bagels for now. Give both to friend.

DeCecco pasta, one penne regate, one angel hair. I wanted cavatappi but they didn't have any. Keep both.

All Laundry detergent. Got two of the Free & Clear. Share

Tru Fru frozen fruit. Got two of the milk chocolate covered strawberries. Share.

Cotton Blues cheesecake slices. Never heard of this brand before but their whole cheesecakes are sold at Goldbelly and HSN. Got two deals. Two original and two strawberry swirl. Share one of each.

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by Anonymousreply 452June 14, 2024 12:31 PM

The phrase "touch grass" is overused.

by Anonymousreply 453June 14, 2024 1:42 PM

And the overuse began the first time it was typed.

by Anonymousreply 454June 14, 2024 1:44 PM

I thought I bought a jar of Lao Gan Ma Chili Crisp, but by mistake I bought Chili Sauce with fermented soybeans. I don't like it as much, but I don't want to waste it. The jars all look pretty similar with the same grumpy old woman on them.

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by Anonymousreply 455June 14, 2024 2:36 PM

I like the fermented soybean version, especially on eggs or in wonton soup. It's mellower.

by Anonymousreply 456June 14, 2024 2:52 PM

I can't remember if I pooped today.

by Anonymousreply 457June 14, 2024 4:29 PM

These guys compare every variety of Laoganma jarred products. They actually rate a couple other Laoganma products higher than the spicy chili crisp.

I wasn't going to mention it, but I am coming to the end of my "restaurant size" (20-something ounces) bottle of spicy chili crisp. I need to get another one.

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by Anonymousreply 458June 14, 2024 5:21 PM

Am I a cheapskate for not spending $8 for a tiara for my cat’s quinceañera?

I don’t think she would enjoy wearing it.

by Anonymousreply 459June 14, 2024 6:40 PM

If you could choose between fried oysters and finnan haddie, which would you order?

Both are on the menu this evening.

by Anonymousreply 460June 14, 2024 6:45 PM

Fried oysters.

by Anonymousreply 461June 14, 2024 6:56 PM

Is there a cocktail that provides zinc, manganese, and whiskey?

I should think science addressed these needs.

by Anonymousreply 462June 14, 2024 9:24 PM

It’s a hot Friday evening and I’ve got the shits

by Anonymousreply 463June 14, 2024 10:06 PM

^^ Oprah, is that you?

by Anonymousreply 464June 14, 2024 10:09 PM

This is where I got a cutting board recently. I really like it. Well-made.

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by Anonymousreply 465June 14, 2024 10:19 PM

My 8K BTU window A/C is handling the 93˚ heat today. I use it in my great room.

I am impressed.

Only draws 814 Watts compared to 2700 Watts if I run my central A/C.

by Anonymousreply 466June 14, 2024 10:23 PM

My AC has 75 BTUs for my BUTT that’s as big as a TUB

by Anonymousreply 467June 14, 2024 10:26 PM

I'm out of Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner - Fragrance Free. I'll have to pick up a bottle at Target this weekend

by Anonymousreply 468June 14, 2024 11:46 PM

[quote]Am I a cheapskate for not spending $8 for a tiara for my cat’s quinceañera?

YES. She's only going to have one quinceanera, it's not like a wedding.

by Anonymousreply 469June 15, 2024 12:02 AM

I had a root canal this afternoon. Now I’m watching “What’s Up Doc.”

by Anonymousreply 470June 15, 2024 2:28 AM

The scat troll just will not stop haunting the "underwhelmed" threads, even though he is consistently ignored, as he should be.

by Anonymousreply 471June 15, 2024 6:10 AM

I’m going out now to check the air in my tires. The “low tire pressure” light came on last night on the way home. Then I may go to the dry cleaners.

by Anonymousreply 472June 15, 2024 11:40 AM

I like the taste of International Delight Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee.

But I prefer hot coffee. Therefore, I heat it up in the microwave. I like it heated up but it's a little weak tasting coffee wise

So now I add a scant teaspoon of instant coffee after I heat it up and it's perfect.

by Anonymousreply 473June 15, 2024 11:52 AM

I’m hemming three pairs of summer pants - british khaki, khaki, and emerald green.

Tall people are going to love the leg width on pants - wider, with less of a taper at the knee.

As a pocketgay, I’m hoping they don’t make it look like my pants are eating my shoes.

by Anonymousreply 474June 15, 2024 2:00 PM

Just ate an entire box of strawberry shortcake icecream bars. If I don't eat anything for the rest of the day I'm still under 1500 calories to lose weight.

by Anonymousreply 475June 15, 2024 2:35 PM

But you will eat something else, won’t you?

by Anonymousreply 476June 15, 2024 3:00 PM

Won't all the sugar in the ice cream bars make you ravenous for the rest of the day?

by Anonymousreply 477June 15, 2024 3:06 PM

I downloaded my medical records into Apple’s Health App, and I wish I hadn’t.

by Anonymousreply 478June 15, 2024 3:07 PM

The calorie austerity continues. 18,000 steps today.

by Anonymousreply 479June 15, 2024 3:41 PM

R475 could be Nancy Reagan checking in from hell: “Of course you can have dessert. You just can’t have anything else.”

by Anonymousreply 480June 15, 2024 6:21 PM

I got my laundry done yesterday, so I don't have to do it today (Saturday, my normal laundry day).

by Anonymousreply 481June 15, 2024 6:55 PM

I've driven by Chik Fil A twice over the past 3 days and it never occurred to me to stop. R410 your penance is hereby lifted. Not going in three times makes up for one trip through.

by Anonymousreply 482June 15, 2024 6:56 PM

The property tax on my home went up 42%. Mill rate went down but the assessment went up.

by Anonymousreply 483June 15, 2024 7:01 PM

R468 Thayer’s is better than Dickinson’s

by Anonymousreply 484June 15, 2024 7:43 PM

Does Thayer's have a fragrance-free version, r484?

by Anonymousreply 485June 15, 2024 7:55 PM

[quote] The property tax on my home went up 42%

In one year? What accounts for that?

by Anonymousreply 486June 15, 2024 8:32 PM

The almost-tornado that went through my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago destroyed hundreds of trees. The downed limbs have been stacked in alleys and curbs everywhere for pickup, but the city has done nothing. But leave one old toilet out on the lawn during remodeling and you get a call from the HOA. Is this justice?

by Anonymousreply 487June 15, 2024 8:38 PM

Japan has very strict rules about images on food packages. The image on the package must exactly match the contents in shape and size.

by Anonymousreply 488June 15, 2024 8:56 PM

The Tru Fru frozen chocolate covered strawberries are really good.

There's two layers of chocolate, one milk chocolate and one white chocolate, both good and the strawberries are surprisingly sweet.

Instructions recommend thawing for 15 minutes but I found 10 minutes to be perfect for me.

I might go back and buy more before the BOGO sale is over.

by Anonymousreply 489June 15, 2024 11:22 PM

I had to call customer service today and the person actually spoke American.

by Anonymousreply 490June 16, 2024 2:54 AM

Native American, R490?

by Anonymousreply 491June 16, 2024 3:06 AM

I watched In the Cut earlier which I had seen a long time ago and I must say Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo were excellent in it. Filmed in Manhattan within a year of 9/11. If you have a good eye, you'll notice some missing persons posters still up.

by Anonymousreply 492June 16, 2024 3:17 AM

I watched several episodes of Becoming Karl Lagerfeld. Very well done!

by Anonymousreply 493June 16, 2024 5:32 AM

I got food poisoning so goodbye weekend plans.

by Anonymousreply 494June 16, 2024 9:56 AM

r4 By Gump catalogue you mean Forrest Gump?

by Anonymousreply 495June 16, 2024 10:12 AM

I need to get a haircut; I'm looking a tad bit shaggy.

I never resumed my pre-pandemic routine of scheduled haircuts.

by Anonymousreply 496June 16, 2024 1:41 PM

[quote]The property tax on my home went up 42%

[quote]In one year? What accounts for that?

Connecticut requires all municipalities to revalue real estate every 5 years. My condo assessment increased by 75% since I bought it in 2016. I checked a couple other addresses in my area and one home had the tax increase by 25% and another at 10%.

by Anonymousreply 497June 16, 2024 2:31 PM

42% after 5 years seems extreme. Can you appeal?

by Anonymousreply 498June 16, 2024 2:42 PM

There is a process to appeal, R498. However, if I use Zillow's estimate as a guide my property is worth about $30,000 more than the towns assessment.

by Anonymousreply 499June 16, 2024 3:03 PM

Dreading another “hottest summer ever.”

by Anonymousreply 500June 16, 2024 3:06 PM

But a reveal is supposed to adjust relative values within a town. If everyone’s value went up the same, their taxes should be stable. The only way a 42% hike makes sense is if your property skyrocketed in value when everyone else’s did not. That would be unusual unless it had been a long time since the last reval.

by Anonymousreply 501June 16, 2024 3:23 PM

^reval.

by Anonymousreply 502June 16, 2024 3:23 PM

Huge swings happened in Jersey City because they had put off the reval for 30 years and downtown had become very valuable while other areas that were once decent had become slums.

by Anonymousreply 503June 16, 2024 3:26 PM

R501, I purchased my condo for $58,000 in 2016 and invested $20,000 basically gutting it replacing the kitchen and bathroom and holes in the flooring. According to Realtor.com or Zillow it is worth about $130,000. It sold in 1989 for $96,500. It's a crappy condo built in in the 70's for rental units which was converted to condo's later due to bankruptcy.

by Anonymousreply 504June 16, 2024 4:26 PM

I use CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion in the AM.

I've always been a bit of a rebel.

by Anonymousreply 505June 16, 2024 6:15 PM

Living large with 1600 calories today.

by Anonymousreply 506June 16, 2024 7:15 PM

Look, a public information video aimed specifically at DLers:

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by Anonymousreply 507June 16, 2024 8:58 PM

Thus far, this year’s Rainier cherries have been a disappointment.

by Anonymousreply 508June 16, 2024 11:33 PM

My cat keeps stocking his paw in my ice water.

by Anonymousreply 509June 17, 2024 12:19 AM

Potatoes were banned in France in 1748. They were legal again in 1772.

Max Miller told me.

I suspect Max might be a DLer. He said he sounded like Liza Minelli when he was trying to pronounce "Prussian Prison".

by Anonymousreply 510June 17, 2024 12:20 AM

Last night while falling asleep I could not recall the name of the movie West Side Story. I was convinced it has a one word title like Hoods or something.

by Anonymousreply 511June 17, 2024 12:28 AM

My new neighbor raps. This is not a bad thing because I’m better than everyone else.

She does a bad job, though. She’s rapping along to some asshole in 4/4 time and she’s falling behind and mumbling. So many myths around black Americans get busted each and every day. Poor dear… can’t even spit toneless drivel in unison.

by Anonymousreply 512June 17, 2024 4:08 AM

Bull Haulers. I didn’t know this was a thing. All my time on highways and I don’t remember seeing these. Apparently Peterbilts are the muscle cars in long haulers. They run in packs and go way over the speed limits. But if your hauling live animals to the abbatoir I guess it’s best not to prolong it.

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by Anonymousreply 513June 17, 2024 8:49 AM

[quote] This is not a bad thing because I’m better than everyone else.

I doubt it.

by Anonymousreply 514June 17, 2024 2:07 PM

I'm experiencing an intermittent rumbling sound in my left ear.

by Anonymousreply 515June 17, 2024 2:56 PM

It's supposed to be around 100 degrees for the next three days which is unusual for northern New England.

by Anonymousreply 516June 17, 2024 4:06 PM

I've had sufficient of cherries for a while.

by Anonymousreply 517June 17, 2024 5:54 PM

I need more cherries. The season ends in about a month.

by Anonymousreply 518June 17, 2024 5:59 PM

I’m so old I remember going outside to play with my friends and not taking any fluids with me.

by Anonymousreply 519June 17, 2024 6:14 PM

I had this Zatarain's Blackened Chicken Alfredo frozen meal for lunch.

It was good. Recommend.

They also have a Shrimp Alfredo frozen meal that is good.

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by Anonymousreply 520June 17, 2024 7:01 PM

All this talk about the heatwave is scaring me. I can't breathe very well in high temperatures anymore. Not to mention just the general shittiness of hot weather.

by Anonymousreply 521June 17, 2024 7:24 PM

R520, was it BOGO?

by Anonymousreply 522June 17, 2024 7:32 PM

No, dammit, r522.

by Anonymousreply 523June 17, 2024 7:36 PM

Where can I find Braeburn apples?

by Anonymousreply 524June 17, 2024 9:18 PM

My apples were tasty as fuck and crisp. I pulled the stickers off when I cleaned them, so I can’t recommend. They look like Fuji, but have a lighter tarter taste.

by Anonymousreply 525June 17, 2024 10:13 PM

Braeburns haven't been good for a while. Try the Honeycrisp.

by Anonymousreply 526June 17, 2024 10:24 PM

I finally made an omelette that looks like an omelette and not a scrambled mess. Now I want to make one every day.

by Anonymousreply 527June 17, 2024 10:58 PM

PSA: If you ever buy Ben & Jerry's Dirt Cake, remove the lid very slowly and carefully IN THE SINK.

The top layer is a thick layer of loose cookie crumbles. If you whip off the lid, the cookie crumbles will go flying all over the counter and floor and your dogs will come running to eat up the mess on the floor. You will spend the next ten minutes cleaning up the mess and shooing the dogs away.

You've been warned.

by Anonymousreply 528June 17, 2024 11:48 PM

That's definitely a DL type of warning.

by Anonymousreply 529June 18, 2024 4:05 AM

[quote] I finally made an omelette that looks like an omelette and not a scrambled mess. Now I want to make one every day.

R527 -- what was the problem, before? Did you finally get a non-stick pan?

by Anonymousreply 530June 18, 2024 4:06 AM

r528 what if one does not have dogs?

by Anonymousreply 531June 18, 2024 11:10 AM

Then your cats will judge you for the klutz you are in their eyes.

by Anonymousreply 532June 18, 2024 11:27 AM

Now a warning?

by Anonymousreply 533June 18, 2024 12:21 PM

10,000 steps down, 10,000 to go

by Anonymousreply 534June 18, 2024 12:23 PM

[quote]The idea of walking 10,000 steps a day comes from a hugely successful marketing campaign launched ahead of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The number was chosen because the Japanese character for 10,000 resembles a person walking...

10,000 steps = five miles or eight kilometres

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by Anonymousreply 535June 18, 2024 1:18 PM

I'm 70 and take a 4 mile+ walk 5 times a week.

by Anonymousreply 536June 18, 2024 1:21 PM

I bought a bike and rode for the first time in about 50 years. I fell once but I had my helmet on and fell into the grass. I tried to read the time on my FitBit and steered into the curb. I don't think anyone saw me. I banged my knee on the bike when it fell over but otherwise, I'm good.

It's going to be oppressively hot and humid the rest of the week in the Mid-Atlantic states so I won't be riding againt until next week when it cools down a bit.

by Anonymousreply 537June 18, 2024 1:28 PM

We are now ready for the heatwave, I bought sugar-free Fudgesicles. They weren't BOGO but that's OK because there's no room in the freezer anyway.

by Anonymousreply 538June 18, 2024 3:43 PM

I don’t think we’d have escalators if people had long tails that we drag behind us. Definitely something that would get sucked into the mechanism.

by Anonymousreply 539June 18, 2024 3:55 PM

Probably also no escalators if we slimed along like snails

by Anonymousreply 540June 18, 2024 4:39 PM

They say 6,000 steps a day,. preferably spread out, is fine to maintain health.

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by Anonymousreply 541June 18, 2024 5:00 PM

How many trips to the fridge is 6,000 steps?

by Anonymousreply 542June 18, 2024 5:27 PM

About 14,000, r542.

by Anonymousreply 543June 18, 2024 5:30 PM

My internet went out just as I was joining a Teams call. It came back on pretty quickly. Nobody joined the meeting so I disconnected.

by Anonymousreply 544June 18, 2024 5:49 PM

Many years ago I made bread in a cast iron Dutch oven. It was a recipe from former talk show host Jenny Jones. I recall it being good and easy. I may go search for it on YouTube. Probably not today but in the near future I shall look for it.

by Anonymousreply 545June 18, 2024 5:54 PM

How is 1 step measured? Is it right+left = 2 steps or right+left =1 step?

by Anonymousreply 546June 18, 2024 8:17 PM

If you walk backwards, one step backwards is equivalent to two steps forward and you work muscles in a way you normally don't.

by Anonymousreply 547June 18, 2024 8:39 PM

R546, my FitBit counts each footfall as a step, if that helps.

by Anonymousreply 548June 18, 2024 8:43 PM

I go backwards on the elliptical but it feels weird.

by Anonymousreply 549June 18, 2024 8:46 PM

I'm doing a load of laundry while watching Angela's Ashes.

by Anonymousreply 550June 18, 2024 8:48 PM

I just realized that a didn't get a crack on the edge of my thumb last winter for the first time in many years. I used Palmer's coconut oil lotion every day but not sure if that was why.

by Anonymousreply 551June 18, 2024 9:03 PM

Dry knuckles. Hope the Weleda Skin Food fixes it.

by Anonymousreply 552June 18, 2024 9:11 PM

A blue jay got into the screen porch today. He's gone now.

by Anonymousreply 553June 18, 2024 9:25 PM

I just found out Noam Chomsky is not dead. He's recovering from a massage stroke that he had last year. He's 95.

by Anonymousreply 554June 18, 2024 9:56 PM

[quote]He's recovering from a massage stroke

A happy ending is probably quite taxing at his age.

by Anonymousreply 555June 18, 2024 10:03 PM

I made gazpacho.

It was a fucking pain in the ass. Next time I dig out the food processor.

by Anonymousreply 556June 18, 2024 10:12 PM

I could never live in one of those tiny houses. I need counter space in my kitchen. Lots of counter space.

by Anonymousreply 557June 19, 2024 12:38 AM

R553 Beware, a bird entering your house, even a porch, is a bad omen.

by Anonymousreply 558June 19, 2024 12:52 AM

Some tiny houses do prioritize kitchen space. My kitchen (studio apartment, 500 square feet or so) has a very small kitchen. I am able to cook what I like. Would it be nice to have an extra couple of feet of counter space? Yes, but I am happy with what I have.

by Anonymousreply 559June 19, 2024 1:02 AM

R556 That would be so refreshing and delicious during this heat wave and no cooking required.

by Anonymousreply 560June 19, 2024 1:05 AM

Yeah, gazpacho does sound good. With some Hass avocado.

by Anonymousreply 561June 19, 2024 1:10 AM

Mexican style shrimp cocktail.

Shrimp, cucumber, red onion, avocado, Clamato, or V8 if you prefer, catsup, lime juice, saltine crackers. Delicious.

by Anonymousreply 562June 19, 2024 3:04 AM

My legs have alligator skin. I've tried Vitamin E oil, Vaseline, and Bio Oil but my skin is still dry. Any recommendations?

by Anonymousreply 563June 19, 2024 3:35 AM

R563, I had alligator skin on my legs and it went away (slowly) when I stopped working in my old office. It was over-air conditioned and was drying out my skin. On top of that, I had a space heater running to counter-act the cold, further drying out the air.

by Anonymousreply 564June 19, 2024 3:41 AM

Forgot to list the Tabasco sauce.

by Anonymousreply 565June 19, 2024 3:46 AM

CeraVe lotion.

by Anonymousreply 566June 19, 2024 3:47 AM

Try a cortosteroid cream. Sounds like a type of eczema to me.

by Anonymousreply 567June 19, 2024 5:40 AM

Thanks for the recommendations. I'll buy them tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 568June 19, 2024 5:42 AM
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