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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #915 on: June 02, 2014, 06:40:36 PM »
I refused to stop on the way home and have divided the pairs of shoes so they will cause no more mischief.

I've put on undergarments that go with a certain outfit, only to change outfits and have undergarments that are visible. Sigh.
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« Reply #916 on: June 03, 2014, 04:18:50 AM »
I can't tell you how many times I've almost walked out the door not wearing pants.  I don't do mornings very well, and if autopilot fails, I inevitably forget something...

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #917 on: June 03, 2014, 05:55:29 AM »
I'll join you all ;)

I was in my car to go to work before I noticed that I was barefoot. ::)

(I couldn't figure out why the brake pedal felt funny.)
That reminds me of comedian Adam Hills (who has an artificial foot) talking about how his driver's licence states "Must drive wearing artificial right foot". He was trying to figure out how (despite never once in his entire life leaving the house without his artificial foot firmly in place) the traffic authorities thought he'd make it to the car having forgotten to put it on, nevermind try to drive without it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygOPiwv6xKg&feature=kp

(foul language ahoy there, be warned).

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #918 on: June 03, 2014, 07:34:52 AM »
I'll join you all ;)

I was in my car to go to work before I noticed that I was barefoot. ::)

(I couldn't figure out why the brake pedal felt funny.)
That reminds me of comedian Adam Hills (who has an artificial foot) talking about how his driver's licence states "Must drive wearing artificial right foot". He was trying to figure out how (despite never once in his entire life leaving the house without his artificial foot firmly in place) the traffic authorities thought he'd make it to the car having forgotten to put it on, nevermind try to drive without it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygOPiwv6xKg&feature=kp

(foul language ahoy there, be warned).

For the same reason they state the glasses wearer have to wear their glasses, because there will always be someone trying the "well it doesn't say that I have to wear them and that it's illegal to do so, so you can't blame me, with my 1/10 vision for having caused an accident because I decided not to wear them".
Someone, somewhere, tried to operate their vehicle without their prosthetic and caused an accident. They were probably indignant too  ::)

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« Reply #919 on: June 03, 2014, 09:00:00 AM »
My 3-year-old has bangs, and when I cut them, I do the twist method.  You take all the bangs in your hand, then you twist them in one direction, then cut the tip of the bangs.  (I then twist them in the other direction and do the same thing, otherwise they don't seem to come out even.  Then I let them down and trim things up a bit, but this process gives them a nice layered look.)

For the first time *ever* I managed to cut myself while doing this yesterday.  I was holding the twist of bangs in my left hand and went just a bit too far with the right.  Hair-cutting scissors are sharp, and that *seriously* hurt!  I actually put a band-aid on (after cleaning the wound) extra tight in an attempt to use it to make it stop bleeding.  Still hurts a bit, and looks like a miniature shark bite.  (It's an upside-down v-shape.)
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #920 on: June 03, 2014, 09:14:23 AM »
I'll join you all ;)

I was in my car to go to work before I noticed that I was barefoot. ::)

(I couldn't figure out why the brake pedal felt funny.)
That reminds me of comedian Adam Hills (who has an artificial foot) talking about how his driver's licence states "Must drive wearing artificial right foot". He was trying to figure out how (despite never once in his entire life leaving the house without his artificial foot firmly in place) the traffic authorities thought he'd make it to the car having forgotten to put it on, nevermind try to drive without it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygOPiwv6xKg&feature=kp

(foul language ahoy there, be warned).

For the same reason they state the glasses wearer have to wear their glasses, because there will always be someone trying the "well it doesn't say that I have to wear them and that it's illegal to do so, so you can't blame me, with my 1/10 vision for having caused an accident because I decided not to wear them".
Someone, somewhere, tried to operate their vehicle without their prosthetic and caused an accident. They were probably indignant too  ::)

Absolutely. People will try the daftest things, and use the silliest excuses to get away with it. I can see people going "well, yes, I see better with glasses, but I look so uncool. And I can pretty easily figure out that red blob ahead is a stop sign. Or a red light. Or maybe a tail light. But whatever, I'll look good when I hit it!"
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #921 on: June 03, 2014, 12:18:13 PM »
My 3-year-old has bangs, and when I cut them, I do the twist method.  You take all the bangs in your hand, then you twist them in one direction, then cut the tip of the bangs.  (I then twist them in the other direction and do the same thing, otherwise they don't seem to come out even.  Then I let them down and trim things up a bit, but this process gives them a nice layered look.)

For the first time *ever* I managed to cut myself while doing this yesterday.  I was holding the twist of bangs in my left hand and went just a bit too far with the right.  Hair-cutting scissors are sharp, and that *seriously* hurt!  I actually put a band-aid on (after cleaning the wound) extra tight in an attempt to use it to make it stop bleeding.  Still hurts a bit, and looks like a miniature shark bite.  (It's an upside-down v-shape.)
Yikes!  I feel your pain having done nearly the same thing.  I nicked the web of skin between my thumb and forefinger.  Terrible place to try to put a bandage and it took forever to heal.  Try doing anything without using your thumb!

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« Reply #922 on: June 03, 2014, 03:58:29 PM »
Yes, thumbs are the worst!  I have issues with really dry skin on my hands during winter, and the skin at the corner of my nails actually cracks open.  It's incredibly painful and almost impossible to heal because the skin is being pulled apart constantly.  I have the best luck with superglue to hold it together, but no matter how much lotion I put on I can't seem to prevent it.

With the hair dye, I do the same thing with the grocery bag when I'm doing that "wait" period after you put the dye in.  I have long-ish hair, so I just pile it up on my head and it stays well enough for me to wrap the grocery bag around it and tie it.  The only issue is that it's hard to keep it off my forehead, and I'm always concerned that I'll get dye on my forehead and leave brown spots, but it seems to end up fine anyway.
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #923 on: June 03, 2014, 04:26:10 PM »
Yes, thumbs are the worst!  I have issues with really dry skin on my hands during winter, and the skin at the corner of my nails actually cracks open.  It's incredibly painful and almost impossible to heal because the skin is being pulled apart constantly.  I have the best luck with superglue to hold it together, but no matter how much lotion I put on I can't seem to prevent it.

With the hair dye, I do the same thing with the grocery bag when I'm doing that "wait" period after you put the dye in.  I have long-ish hair, so I just pile it up on my head and it stays well enough for me to wrap the grocery bag around it and tie it.  The only issue is that it's hard to keep it off my forehead, and I'm always concerned that I'll get dye on my forehead and leave brown spots, but it seems to end up fine anyway.

Makeup wipes used periodically while you're waiting for the dye to finish developing will keep your forehead from getting stained.

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« Reply #924 on: June 03, 2014, 10:11:42 PM »
Yes, thumbs are the worst!  I have issues with really dry skin on my hands during winter, and the skin at the corner of my nails actually cracks open.  It's incredibly painful and almost impossible to heal because the skin is being pulled apart constantly.  I have the best luck with superglue to hold it together, but no matter how much lotion I put on I can't seem to prevent it.

With the hair dye, I do the same thing with the grocery bag when I'm doing that "wait" period after you put the dye in.  I have long-ish hair, so I just pile it up on my head and it stays well enough for me to wrap the grocery bag around it and tie it.  The only issue is that it's hard to keep it off my forehead, and I'm always concerned that I'll get dye on my forehead and leave brown spots, but it seems to end up fine anyway.

Makeup wipes used periodically while you're waiting for the dye to finish developing will keep your forehead from getting stained.

When I dyed my hair a nice thick coating of Vaseline kept my hairline and my ears absolutely clean.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #925 on: June 04, 2014, 01:36:13 AM »
Yes, thumbs are the worst!  I have issues with really dry skin on my hands during winter, and the skin at the corner of my nails actually cracks open.  It's incredibly painful and almost impossible to heal because the skin is being pulled apart constantly.  I have the best luck with superglue to hold it together, but no matter how much lotion I put on I can't seem to prevent it.

With the hair dye, I do the same thing with the grocery bag when I'm doing that "wait" period after you put the dye in.  I have long-ish hair, so I just pile it up on my head and it stays well enough for me to wrap the grocery bag around it and tie it.  The only issue is that it's hard to keep it off my forehead, and I'm always concerned that I'll get dye on my forehead and leave brown spots, but it seems to end up fine anyway.

Makeup wipes used periodically while you're waiting for the dye to finish developing will keep your forehead from getting stained.

When I dyed my hair a nice thick coating of Vaseline kept my hairline and my ears absolutely clean.

I used to do that, but my skin would break out.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #926 on: June 04, 2014, 11:56:51 AM »
I intended to put my foot on the brake and announce that if they weren't happy with my driving one of them could take over. What I actually did was stamp on the accelerator.

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Although your response got the desired reaction, here's an alternate one for next time.  >:D

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #927 on: June 06, 2014, 06:32:42 AM »
Yes, thumbs are the worst!  I have issues with really dry skin on my hands during winter, and the skin at the corner of my nails actually cracks open.  It's incredibly painful and almost impossible to heal because the skin is being pulled apart constantly.  I have the best luck with superglue to hold it together, but no matter how much lotion I put on I can't seem to prevent it.


I had a friend with ultra dry skin - she found that a thick layer of lotion covered with cotton-lined gloves, worn over night, helped, as it meant she was effectively soaking her hands in lotion for 7 hours or so while she was in bed.  I don't think it would work for me as I would end up with he gloves lost somewhere down the bed, and lotion all over the sheets, but if you are not a figitty sleeper it might be worth a try.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #928 on: June 06, 2014, 07:03:16 AM »
Yes, thumbs are the worst!  I have issues with really dry skin on my hands during winter, and the skin at the corner of my nails actually cracks open.  It's incredibly painful and almost impossible to heal because the skin is being pulled apart constantly.  I have the best luck with superglue to hold it together, but no matter how much lotion I put on I can't seem to prevent it.

With the hair dye, I do the same thing with the grocery bag when I'm doing that "wait" period after you put the dye in.  I have long-ish hair, so I just pile it up on my head and it stays well enough for me to wrap the grocery bag around it and tie it.  The only issue is that it's hard to keep it off my forehead, and I'm always concerned that I'll get dye on my forehead and leave brown spots, but it seems to end up fine anyway.

I skip lotion altogether and go straight for olive or coconut oil.  Soaking my fingers and hands daily during the drier months, rubbing it in, letting it absorb, and then putting on gloves helped with the worst of it.
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #929 on: June 06, 2014, 08:13:45 AM »
I use a sugar scrub with olive oil in it. It helps me a lot.
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