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siamesecat2965

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #1050 on: July 17, 2014, 09:54:12 AM »
I did the "don't touch hot metal" thing over the weekend. I was dog and house sitting, so in addition to full use of the house, laundry, pool etc. I have the grill. My friend left me both wooden and metal skewers. But I forgot to soak the wooden ones, so I used the metal. You can see where this is going, can't you?

I did take them off the grill with tongs, placed them on a plate, and brought them inside. I then immediately grapped one in my left hand, to pull the chicken off. Um, they were still hot. Really really hot. And since i basically wrapped my hand around it, i burned my palm, and all five fingers. Not badly, just enough to blister slightly/callous and sting. But DUH. and this is after my friend told me she only uses the wooden ones since she keeps burning herself, and I told myself I owuldn't do that!

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« Reply #1051 on: November 13, 2014, 06:47:38 PM »
Also, The bank teller will laugh at you a bit when you try to get money out with your car insurance card and library card.
Along those lines, the librarian will not let me check out books with my ATM card.

I love my local library.  I go there at least once a week.  All of the librarians know me.  This one smiled at my ATM card and said, "You don't have any fines."  I did a double take, realized I grabbed the wrong card and fetched the library card because, no matter how well they know me, I must present my library card to check out books.  They're so picky. >:D
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #1052 on: November 13, 2014, 07:07:34 PM »
Also, The bank teller will laugh at you a bit when you try to get money out with your car insurance card and library card.
Along those lines, the librarian will not let me check out books with my ATM card.

I love my local library.  I go there at least once a week.  All of the librarians know me.  This one smiled at my ATM card and said, "You don't have any fines."  I did a double take, realized I grabbed the wrong card and fetched the library card because, no matter how well they know me, I must present my library card to check out books.  They're so picky. >:D

Along the same lines, presenting your 12 year old son's state-issued ID card instead of your own driver's license when attempting to purchase age restricted items will earn you really funny looks from the cashier.
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« Reply #1053 on: November 13, 2014, 07:36:26 PM »
put too much soap and water in the blender this morning and didn't get the lid on right. Sigh .... Redoing all my make up 5 minutes before walking out the door not fun.  Kitchen floor is clean

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« Reply #1054 on: November 13, 2014, 07:55:24 PM »
I have trouble with my PIN code in various ways:
1) For doors at work, I have a card and code, which is different than my debit card and PIN, but still a four digit number.  More than once I've found myself typing my debit PIN.  Once I even thought my card wasn't working and didn't figure out the problem until the guy in charge of the security card setup read my door code to me.
2) The opposite problem occurs when I try to enter my door code when making purchases with my debit card.
3) While my debit card can be run as credit, my credit card cannot be run as debit.  Entering my debit card PIN will not help.  Neither will my door code.


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« Reply #1055 on: April 15, 2015, 08:10:08 PM »
put too much soap and water in the blender this morning and didn't get the lid on right. Sigh .... Redoing all my make up 5 minutes before walking out the door not fun.  Kitchen floor is clean

Weird... never thought of cleaning the blender in that way.  It makes sense, too.  Must remember this next time I have a daiquiri party... and also your little tip about making sure that the lid is secure!

I definitely need to remember to check all pockets for pens when doing the laundry.  How the heck did that black pen get into the load of whites, anyway?  They are now leopard-spotted, and quite unsuitable for wearing.  How does one remove ink, anyway?  Egad!

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #1056 on: April 15, 2015, 08:28:18 PM »
I have trouble with my PIN code in various ways:
1) For doors at work, I have a card and code, which is different than my debit card and PIN, but still a four digit number.  More than once I've found myself typing my debit PIN.  Once I even thought my card wasn't working and didn't figure out the problem until the guy in charge of the security card setup read my door code to me.
2) The opposite problem occurs when I try to enter my door code when making purchases with my debit card.
3) While my debit card can be run as credit, my credit card cannot be run as debit.  Entering my debit card PIN will not help.  Neither will my door code.

When I first started working at my library, we had 6-digit patron numbers, and patrons could just quote the number instead of producing the card. More than once, I had someone give me a number not-in-system, and then say, "oops. that's my co-op number." Some further confessed to having given their library number at the co-op. (Unrelatedly, this quoting-of-number once led to meeting someone outside work, and my mother (who was with me) asking after they'd left, "Who was that?" I said, "That's-- 77-3289. Ummm... I think her name's Jane Smith.")

Now, they just hand me their debit/optimum/credit/social insurance number card...

(I have also entered my laptop password when trying to log on to a workstation.)

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« Reply #1057 on: April 15, 2015, 08:57:26 PM »
put too much soap and water in the blender this morning and didn't get the lid on right. Sigh .... Redoing all my make up 5 minutes before walking out the door not fun.  Kitchen floor is clean

Weird... never thought of cleaning the blender in that way.  It makes sense, too.  Must remember this next time I have a daiquiri party... and also your little tip about making sure that the lid is secure!

I definitely need to remember to check all pockets for pens when doing the laundry.  How the heck did that black pen get into the load of whites, anyway?  They are now leopard-spotted, and quite unsuitable for wearing.  How does one remove ink, anyway?  Egad!
I don't know if it works on all inks but I remove permanent marker by turning the item inside out and placing on a thick paper towel.  Then soak rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and blot the stain so that it leeches onto the paper towel.  Change paper towel and cotton balls as they get dirty.  It works.

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« Reply #1058 on: April 16, 2015, 08:34:03 AM »
put too much soap and water in the blender this morning and didn't get the lid on right. Sigh .... Redoing all my make up 5 minutes before walking out the door not fun.  Kitchen floor is clean

Weird... never thought of cleaning the blender in that way.  It makes sense, too.  Must remember this next time I have a daiquiri party... and also your little tip about making sure that the lid is secure!

I definitely need to remember to check all pockets for pens when doing the laundry.  How the heck did that black pen get into the load of whites, anyway?  They are now leopard-spotted, and quite unsuitable for wearing.  How does one remove ink, anyway?  Egad!

Rubbing alcohol, supposedly, but I have a tablecloth that still has our address printed on it faintly from when my toddler (she's 8 now) stamped our address label onto it several times.  I did look up what I was supposed to do and used the rubbing alcohol, but it didn't work completely.
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« Reply #1059 on: March 07, 2016, 10:12:03 AM »
Wow, we must be a smart bunch here; no one has done something stupid in almost a year! Except me.

I have two nephews attending the same college. I like to send care packages periodically, especially timed around mid-terms and exams. I checked the school's calendar, saw that Spring Break was next week (starting the 11th), and quickly shipped out some boxes so they'd have road trip snacks, scheduled to arrive 2-3 days before break started.

Imagine my surprise when I saw posted on FB that they are on break right now! Those packages I shipped will be sitting unattended for 5 days or so, and the boys are snackless! I looked up the school calendar again to understand how I got the dates wrong. Turns out SBWC (Southern Basket Weaving College) is NOT the same as SBWC (Saltwater Basket Weaving College), and therefore has a different academic calendar, posted to a different website. Oops.
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« Reply #1060 on: March 07, 2016, 10:21:02 AM »
Wow, we must be a smart bunch here; no one has done something stupid in almost a year! Except me.

I have two nephews attending the same college. I like to send care packages periodically, especially timed around mid-terms and exams. I checked the school's calendar, saw that Spring Break was next week (starting the 11th), and quickly shipped out some boxes so they'd have road trip snacks, scheduled to arrive 2-3 days before break started.

Imagine my surprise when I saw posted on FB that they are on break right now! Those packages I shipped will be sitting unattended for 5 days or so, and the boys are snackless! I looked up the school calendar again to understand how I got the dates wrong. Turns out SBWC (Southern Basket Weaving College) is NOT the same as SBWC (Saltwater Basket Weaving College), and therefore has a different academic calendar, posted to a different website. Oops.

Look at it this way; they'll have a nice surprise waiting for them when they get back!

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« Reply #1061 on: March 07, 2016, 10:30:11 AM »
I do stupid things all the time! I just don't remember to post them.  ;)
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« Reply #1062 on: March 07, 2016, 11:39:31 AM »
About a month ago, I needed to put antifreeze in the car. We use the concentrate that you add water to. I use the old container, put in a quart of concentrate, a quart of water, cap it up, shake well, and now you have two quarts of antifreeze.

Turns out, the cap is an important, if understated, step.
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« Reply #1063 on: March 07, 2016, 08:57:27 PM »
Once upon a time, when DD#1 was DD One And Only, and 8 months old, Dad wanted to go camping up in Yosemite, with me and DD.  Since I couldn't nurse her in the car while driving, I brought formula.  BUT..... the only water was Dad's Perrier.  Oh, well, use what's at hand, right? 

Wrongolio!  Let's just say that fizzy formula makes quite the mess in the rental car, AND smell, AND Dad wasn't too happy with me, AND DD only had half a bottle of formula when she wanted a Full Bottle.   :P  It was quite the explosion....  I apologized when he turned in the rental car.

I've never forgotten that small misstep.  Dad didn't forget it either, until the day he died.
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« Reply #1064 on: March 08, 2016, 04:01:45 AM »
I learned that I enjoy making my own cream sodas by mixing sodas with milk or cream.  It did not occur to me the first time I tried to make my own orange cream soda that the orange soda still has a base of citric acid.  Curdled and violently orange milk anyone?