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Recipe Requests / Re: Does anyone make cold brew coffee?
« Last post by MOM21SON on Today at 04:18:30 PM »
I started with just a Mason jar with water and ground coffee sitting in the fridge overnight and strained through cheesecloth.  It worked OK but not great.

I just got this pitcher and it works fabulously:

https://www.amazon.com/Takeya-Coffee-Maker-1-Quart-Black/dp/B00FFLY64U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500925793&sr=8-1&keywords=takeda+cold+brew

I almost got that one.  In the reviews people complained about the glass being thin and cracking easily.  For me that was fine but DH and DS are like bulls in a china shop. 

My mother had a beautiful antique candy dish that I remember from my whole life.  It was well over 100 years old.  It lasted in my house about 2 weeks, no lie. 
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Family and Children / Re: Kids playing with items in stores.
« Last post by miranova on Today at 04:13:10 PM »
I am in the camp that it is rude to use something that you have no intention of purchasing.  And yes, you are using it, even if you don't end up damaging it.  I think the example another poster gave of grabbing a jacket in a department store and wearing it because you are cold (not because you are trying it on) is the perfect analogy here.  The items in the store are not there for your personal use, nor are they for rent.  The store (who owns the items and thus gets to make the decisions) allows you to try things on because they know that will decrease returns.  They do not encourage (or allow, to my knowledge) you to casually use whatever you want because you forgot to bring your own.

The solution seems so simple here, bring your kid a toy from home. 
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Life...in general / Re: Rude to knit at a baby shower?
« Last post by Chez Miriam on Today at 04:12:00 PM »
That doesn't really answer my question though. Is there anything else we could bring that wouldn't make you find us rude if you didn't know us/our situation? Or are we just out of luck?

For me it's not social anxiety, it's restless hands. I get it even when together with my nearest and dearest.

Respectfully, MariaE, I wasn't answering your question.

Oh, I know  :) Our messages crossed when posting - I was replying to TurtleDove. That's what I get for not quoting  :P

Since TurtleDove was so adamant that knitting is rude, I was hoping she could offer up an alternative. It's also possible that there isn't one, and she'd find me rude no matter what I brought to occupy my hands, but at least then I'd know that too :)

I don't mind being thought rude if there's no alternative, but if there is, then why not go for that? :)

Oh, I'm so sorry; I thought I'd made a boo-boo!

I don't think knitting is rude, but it's a "know your audience" thing in my world. :)
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Life...in general / Re: Rude to knit at a baby shower?
« Last post by MariaE on Today at 04:08:06 PM »
That doesn't really answer my question though. Is there anything else we could bring that wouldn't make you find us rude if you didn't know us/our situation? Or are we just out of luck?

For me it's not social anxiety, it's restless hands. I get it even when together with my nearest and dearest.

Respectfully, MariaE, I wasn't answering your question.

Oh, I know  :) Our messages crossed when posting - I was replying to TurtleDove. That's what I get for not quoting  :P

Since TurtleDove was so adamant that knitting is rude, I was hoping she could offer up an alternative. It's also possible that there isn't one, and she'd find me rude no matter what I brought to occupy my hands, but at least then I'd know that too :)

I don't mind being thought rude if there's no alternative, but if there is, then why not go for that? :)
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Life...in general / Re: Rude to knit at a baby shower?
« Last post by Chez Miriam on Today at 04:00:14 PM »
That doesn't really answer my question though. Is there anything else we could bring that wouldn't make you find us rude if you didn't know us/our situation? Or are we just out of luck?

For me it's not social anxiety, it's restless hands. I get it even when together with my nearest and dearest.

Respectfully, MariaE, I wasn't answering your question; I was answering the topic question: I don't think you're rude, but if you get compared to change-rattling blokes, that's the result of your actions...

My experience tends to make me suppose than change-rattling is a 'look-at-me plea', but either way, it draws the eye/ear.

I think I'm a bit unfortunate that, with my tinnitus, any knitting sounds really trigger off my 'resonance frequency' [which is why I knit in front of the TV]; I think that's why in my mind it compares to change-jangling: both extremely irritating sounds to the person with hyperacusis...

I don't say anything...  But that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to think it! ;)
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All In A Day's Work / Re: Using the boss's office
« Last post by Cali.in.UK on Today at 03:59:04 PM »
My two cents: If the boss thinks its okay, then its okay. I wonder why people get annoyed when others are approved to use the offices, is it because they feel like they don't have enough privacy? Or its unfair? I think they should discuss this with the Directors instead of stewing about it. I have a very similar layout at my office, and the open layout is very annoying and distracting. We have a couple phone rooms (like a big closet you can sit in and make a call) but those get booked up quickly and its not really okay to have a meeting out in the open space, so space is at a premium here too.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by violinp on Today at 03:58:28 PM »
Possibly not SS, but...if you're going to see a movie, you should probably realize, "Oh! I have my Apple Watch on! It might flash in someone's eyes if I get messages or whatnot! Better put it away or disable notifications while I'm in the movie theater!"

Yeah, that was really annoying to have to deal with during War for the Planet of the Apes - at least every 5 minutes I'd have a flash in my eye. The person was far enough away (about 4 rows down) that I felt going and letting her know would be making a bigger deal than it should have been, but she was holding it in such a way somehow that I saw every burst of light from that stupid thing. It didn't help that she and her friend were jacking their jaws all through the trailers and I could barely hear a couple of said trailers because of it (mercifully, they didn't talk during the movie).
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by jpcher on Today at 03:57:07 PM »
I'd like to nominate Photobucket as a partial SS, but mostly a PD. They've decided that you can't link to your photos hosted on their site unless you pay them. At the beginning it was $300 per year, but now it's been lowered to $99. I guess it's only slightly SS, but they've always advertised as a free site with ads, and they implemented the policy with no warning. I've had photos hosted there since 2005-ish, and when I opened my account it was free, and advertised as free.

Heck it wouldn't have bothered me as much if they'd sent an email, saying that after *so many* days you can't link anymore, but no one knew about the policy change until it was implemented. I didn't know until I signed in here on EHell and realized my avatar was now a warning about hotlinking.

Anyone know of a good picture hosting site? The mass exodus has begun (that's the PD right there), and I'd like to be able to link to my pics. I predict that Photobucket will be out of business by the end of the year.

I'm now using imgur with an account. As a member of an admin team on a writing forum, this was really bad for us. We're looking into different sites but it really messed up things for our users. At least it didn't break the forums, but it wasn't pretty.

The worst part is, how many people felt like they had to pay because it will take a TON of time to migrate all their photos, as well as hunt down everywhere they were linked and replace the links? It feels way too extortion-like and sneaky. Very distasteful.

My husband and I both use that account for pictures in forums, and there's no way I can find everywhere he's linked. Heck, our old myspace accounts are probably nothing but that warning, over and over. That's how long we were using photobucket.

Hmm -- okay, how do you migrate photos? Save them to an external hard drive? Move them to a different photo hosting site?

I know my DDs have been (or used to) using photobucket since their tween years simply for storage.* I'd hate to have them loose all their photos.


*I did tell them to back-up the photos on our external, but tweens being tweens I know they didn't do that.
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Family and Children / Re: Kids playing with items in stores.
« Last post by Redneck Gravy on Today at 03:57:05 PM »
I'm in a FB group with a lot of mothers who are much younger than I am.  The subject came up of letting kids take items off the shelves and carrying them around while the mother shops (and then puts it back before they leave).   The majority say it's okay and better than having their child scream the entire time they shop.  I say it's not good manners.  Have times changed so much that I'm just out of the loop with this?  I never let my child play with or carry around items I didn't intent to buy.  Am I just an old biddy?

I don't think you are an old biddy.  This was not the behavior I allowed my children either.  We took in something to keep them busy and I did not buy toys at the grocery story.  They could look at it handle it and think about it for the next toy store visit but I was not buying it. 

Occasionally, yes I would let them hold it in the packaging as I shopped and then it was handed off to the cashier as "I changed my mind, I am not buying this today".  These were rare situations - why go near toys if you don't plan on buying any?  I tried to not set myself up for failure as I put it. 

When the kids got too old to ride in the basket they were trained by then to know there would be no purchasing of toys at the grocery store. 
   
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Life...in general / Re: Rude to knit at a baby shower?
« Last post by TurtleDove on Today at 03:48:46 PM »
That doesn't really answer my question though. Is there anything else we could bring that wouldn't make you find us rude if you didn't know us/our situation? Or are we just out of luck?

For me it's not social anxiety, it's restless hands. I get it even when together with my nearest and dearest.

A person cannot control how other people will react. This thread was pointing out that some (many?) people would find it rude or at least out of place to knit at a baby shower.
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