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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #600 on: February 21, 2012, 08:49:07 AM »
The stupid thing I have done with a Brita water filter is to fill up the filter part and then immediately pour myself a glass of water...

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« Reply #601 on: February 21, 2012, 03:01:21 PM »
Forgot to remove my tube of chapstick from my jeans pocket and not only washed and dried the load, but I didn't even remember I had done that until the load had only 10 minutes left on the dry cycle. 

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« Reply #602 on: February 21, 2012, 03:19:23 PM »
Poison ivy- well we don't have it in England. At the age of 16 I went to a Girl Scout camp in the US and walked right through a big patch of it. I had absolutely no idea what it was!

Amazing luck- I wasn't allergic to it! The evil New Hampshire mosquitoes were another story though...

Poison ivy is something a bit strange.  Repeated exposure will heighten the reaction.  On your first encounter you were probably safe.

However, the counselors should have told campers about the hazard.

Poison ivy is like many allergies - it requires an initial exposure to "take", so to speak. Of course, most people don't even notice they're in it the first time, so they have no recall of why on a subsequent exposure they're reacting horribly.
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« Reply #603 on: February 21, 2012, 05:57:44 PM »
I just thought of another really dumb thing I did, and now that I'm all healed up, 3 weeks later..... 

I have this brand-new lovely SUV, manual shift.  It's a little bit bigger than I expected, and I'm a lot bigger than average, so it's kind of hard for me to reach the parking brake when I'm sitting in the seat.  I always leave it in gear, so I'd gotten into the habit of crawling halfway into the car, then popping the brake and climbing in.   

One Sunday after church, I start climbing into the car, and pop the brake. It's slipped out of gear and starts to roll (I'm on a hill!).  I can't reach the brake pedal in time, so the car knocks me down, drags me along the parking lot a bit, then rolls over my foot and heads for the treeline!!  Fortunately, there *was* a tree in the way, and it stops the car.  I'm on the ground, surrounded by people. 

The car has only a small crack in the rear bumper, and I have a big ouchie on one elbow, and bruises and batterings up and down my leg, but nothing's broken!!  (I had to call my dad and thank him for the Good Genes!).   
By the way, seeing a car roll like that is only funny on America's Funniest Home Videoes.  Not so funny when it's your brand-new car!

I now have a long shoelace tied to the parking brake release lever, and I am inside the car with foot firmly on brake before pulling the string.  Don't ask me why I didn't do this 3 months ago when I bought the car!

Wow, you're lucky to be alive. I knew a woman who tried to leap back in her car when it started to roll, it dragged her, she hit her head and died. So tragic.

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« Reply #604 on: February 21, 2012, 06:01:17 PM »
Forgot to remove my tube of chapstick from my jeans pocket and not only washed and dried the load, but I didn't even remember I had done that until the load had only 10 minutes left on the dry cycle.
You should see what a purple crayon does to a load of laundry!  Not my mistake, though -- my toddler hid it in the toe of a sock, which then went through the washer and the commercial dryer.  It ruined a whole load of clothes, including DH's uniform shirts and Elfqueen's school blouses.
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« Reply #605 on: February 21, 2012, 07:21:31 PM »
Poison ivy- well we don't have it in England. At the age of 16 I went to a Girl Scout camp in the US and walked right through a big patch of it. I had absolutely no idea what it was!

Amazing luck- I wasn't allergic to it! The evil New Hampshire mosquitoes were another story though...

Poison ivy is something a bit strange.  Repeated exposure will heighten the reaction.  On your first encounter you were probably safe.

However, the counselors should have told campers about the hazard.

Poison ivy is like many allergies - it requires an initial exposure to "take", so to speak. Of course, most people don't even notice they're in it the first time, so they have no recall of why on a subsequent exposure they're reacting horribly.


I once felt so bad for a neighbor. She let us pick mullberries out of a tree at the end of her property. One year she saw us and came to tell us to stay out just for now because she had noticed poison ivy around the tree. She wanted to get rid of it. She took one look at me - and insisted on rushing me home. I don't know if my skin was extra bad that time or bright because I was hot - or if this sweet lady had just overlooked the fact I pretty much had a rash 365 days a year and noticed it this one time because she was thinking about the poison ivy.


Mom calmed her down and got her to understand that the rash was normal for me. Our Dad and a couple of the other Dads went down and pulled all the posion ivy up for her. (They looked funny long sleeves with gloves long pants tucked inside socks or boots in 90 degree weather).
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« Reply #606 on: February 21, 2012, 10:57:06 PM »
Poison ivy- well we don't have it in England. At the age of 16 I went to a Girl Scout camp in the US and walked right through a big patch of it. I had absolutely no idea what it was!

Amazing luck- I wasn't allergic to it! The evil New Hampshire mosquitoes were another story though...

Poison ivy is something a bit strange.  Repeated exposure will heighten the reaction.  On your first encounter you were probably safe.

However, the counselors should have told campers about the hazard.

Poison ivy is like many allergies - it requires an initial exposure to "take", so to speak. Of course, most people don't even notice they're in it the first time, so they have no recall of why on a subsequent exposure they're reacting horribly.

Not to be a know-it-all, but that is the definition of allergies, basically - repeated exposure exacerbates the immune response.
Nothing will happpen the first time you're exposed, because that is the first time the body is faced with the anitgen. The more you are exposed, the more immune cells are created, the quicker and more aggressive the immune response will be.

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« Reply #607 on: February 22, 2012, 01:19:32 PM »
If I posted this before, I blame it on me being ditzy.  So, forgive me. :)

A long time ago, I took a Computer / A+ Cert class in High School.  Part of the experience is learning how to solder.

I was working with my now BF on soldering practice (which is, really, building tons of tiny robots :) ) and he handed me the iron to use.

Instead of grabbing the nice, cool, grip, I somehow grabbed the barrel of the iron instead.

I just calmly handed it to BF, then ran out of the room to run my hands under the drinking fountain in the hall.  I'm pretty sure the teacher, a really cool guy, understood why I left in a rush.  Explained it on the way in.

Not seriously burned, but it was a stupid moment in itself. ::)

Though, the poison ivy talk has me curious.  If poison ivy is an attractive nuisance, why not, oh, say, Oleander, which is used in a lot of gardens in my town?  Ivy tends to just itch, nastily.  Oleander, ingested, kills.  Also, it bugs me because there is a lot of it just within pet or kid level. :o

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« Reply #608 on: February 22, 2012, 02:29:13 PM »
Forgot to remove my tube of chapstick from my jeans pocket and not only washed and dried the load, but I didn't even remember I had done that until the load had only 10 minutes left on the dry cycle.
You should see what a purple crayon does to a load of laundry!  Not my mistake, though -- my toddler hid it in the toe of a sock, which then went through the washer and the commercial dryer.  It ruined a whole load of clothes, including DH's uniform shirts and Elfqueen's school blouses.

Ours was blue.  Both times.   :o  Fortunately, the clothes were underwear and socks and Dh's work shirts (and not the Brook Brother's sort.  More like the Hane's "so stinky it can walk to the washing machine itself" sort.)

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« Reply #609 on: February 23, 2012, 07:58:30 PM »
When I was 12, I was boy crazy. Seriously. Yuck, such a turn off lol! Anyway, I can now laugh about it. Apart from this.

I wrote a love letter to the boy who lived up our road. It was...well...interesting. What possessed me to write it I don't know. Anyway, I thought it was a great idea to post it through his door. The "ohnosecond" came as soon as the paper hit the floor. I immediately rang the doorbell and sheepishly asked his mum to please give me the letter back. She said "What letter?" I mumbled, "That letter..." and pointed at the envelope on the floor. She said nothing, just gave me it back. I immediately tore the letter up and dumped it in the rubbish. Seriously silly thing to do. Especially as he was 14 at the time, and would have shown the letter to all his friends at school, thus giving everyone more ammunition to pick on me. My face still burns with the shame.

In high school, I had a math teacher who would read notes out loud to the entire class if she took one up. I was writing a note to my BFF, an extremely incriminating note involving lots of exclaiming over our various crushes...and I got CAUGHT. Of all the times. I never, ever got caught writing a note.

The teacher read it silently for a few seconds while I pondered how my parents would feel if I suddenly demanded to be transferred to another school. She gave me an exasperated smile and handed it back to me. I wasn't much of a troublemaker, and I guess she decided the one time I got in trouble there was no reason to humiliate me as badly as reading that note would have. I bet she doesn't remember it anymore, but 25 years later I am still insanely grateful.

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« Reply #610 on: February 23, 2012, 11:22:56 PM »
Ok, I have something to add!
(probably have a lot to add, but this one happened only a few days ago and is fresh in my mind.)

I was holding my phone while opening the garage door and somehow it got water on it. I wiped the dirty, muddy water (like a drop) on my blac dress and got into the car. THe fact that my touch screen was a little bit wet meant the screen saver was going a bit funny.

So, i logically thought that if i wet it again, it would be ok. So i licked it.

As soon as I licked it I thought "What the hell?? Why did I do that?"

It worked, the screen saver went back to normal. But, seriously ewwwwwwwwww!!!

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« Reply #611 on: February 25, 2012, 11:46:50 AM »
When I was 12, I was boy crazy. Seriously. Yuck, such a turn off lol! Anyway, I can now laugh about it. Apart from this.

I wrote a love letter to the boy who lived up our road. It was...well...interesting. What possessed me to write it I don't know. Anyway, I thought it was a great idea to post it through his door. The "ohnosecond" came as soon as the paper hit the floor. I immediately rang the doorbell and sheepishly asked his mum to please give me the letter back. She said "What letter?" I mumbled, "That letter..." and pointed at the envelope on the floor. She said nothing, just gave me it back. I immediately tore the letter up and dumped it in the rubbish. Seriously silly thing to do. Especially as he was 14 at the time, and would have shown the letter to all his friends at school, thus giving everyone more ammunition to pick on me. My face still burns with the shame.

In high school, I had a math teacher who would read notes out loud to the entire class if she took one up. I was writing a note to my BFF, an extremely incriminating note involving lots of exclaiming over our various crushes...and I got CAUGHT. Of all the times. I never, ever got caught writing a note.

The teacher read it silently for a few seconds while I pondered how my parents would feel if I suddenly demanded to be transferred to another school. She gave me an exasperated smile and handed it back to me. I wasn't much of a troublemaker, and I guess she decided the one time I got in trouble there was no reason to humiliate me as badly as reading that note would have. I bet she doesn't remember it anymore, but 25 years later I am still insanely grateful.

In situations like that, I was pretty well known for the "snatch, grab, and nom."  Saved many a reputation with my tolerance of the taste of ink and super active salivary gland.  bonus points for the teacher trying to pry my jaw open and me growling at him  ;D (Teacher and I got along very well, I wouldn't have actually bitten him.... hard >:D)
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« Reply #612 on: February 25, 2012, 04:04:12 PM »
When I was 12, I was boy crazy. Seriously. Yuck, such a turn off lol! Anyway, I can now laugh about it. Apart from this.

I wrote a love letter to the boy who lived up our road. It was...well...interesting. What possessed me to write it I don't know. Anyway, I thought it was a great idea to post it through his door. The "ohnosecond" came as soon as the paper hit the floor. I immediately rang the doorbell and sheepishly asked his mum to please give me the letter back. She said "What letter?" I mumbled, "That letter..." and pointed at the envelope on the floor. She said nothing, just gave me it back. I immediately tore the letter up and dumped it in the rubbish. Seriously silly thing to do. Especially as he was 14 at the time, and would have shown the letter to all his friends at school, thus giving everyone more ammunition to pick on me. My face still burns with the shame.

In high school, I had a math teacher who would read notes out loud to the entire class if she took one up. I was writing a note to my BFF, an extremely incriminating note involving lots of exclaiming over our various crushes...and I got CAUGHT. Of all the times. I never, ever got caught writing a note.

The teacher read it silently for a few seconds while I pondered how my parents would feel if I suddenly demanded to be transferred to another school. She gave me an exasperated smile and handed it back to me. I wasn't much of a troublemaker, and I guess she decided the one time I got in trouble there was no reason to humiliate me as badly as reading that note would have. I bet she doesn't remember it anymore, but 25 years later I am still insanely grateful.

In situations like that, I was pretty well known for the "snatch, grab, and nom."  Saved many a reputation with my tolerance of the taste of ink and super active salivary gland.  bonus points for the teacher trying to pry my jaw open and me growling at him  ;D (Teacher and I got along very well, I wouldn't have actually bitten him.... hard >:D)

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« Reply #613 on: July 29, 2012, 01:59:57 AM »
Listening to netflix (SVU from the beginning ;-) and suddenly only hear sound from one side.  Toss that set of ear buds and grab up a pair of slightly older ear plugs.  Same thing.  Irritation mounts until my oldest son offers me a set of ear phones.

Only one side.  grrr!

Son looks at me and pulls set and re-plugs them directly into my pc.  Bypassing my stereo speakers.

Huzzah! Sound in both ears!

Umm. Duh! My power pack gave up the ghost the other day and the router fried.  Both router and speakers were plugged into the pack.  Luckily the pc was/is fine.


Perhaps a first world annoyance: can't plug ear buds into my pc unless I want to lie down.  Ear phones are working but sit annoying on my head vs directly over my ear holes and not near as loud as I would prefer. Ehhh? (what did you just say?)


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« Reply #614 on: July 29, 2012, 06:56:14 AM »
In my younger student days I was faced by a mess in the kitchen of epic proportions. I was out of dishwasher tablets, too dingdangity lazy to do the dishes by hand, and way too dingdangity lazy to walk the 5 minutes (return) to the store. I had liquid dish soap, so how different could it be to the stuff you are meant to put in the dishwashing machine?

40 minutes and a kitchen filled to bench height with soap bubbles I learnt: Very very different.