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Bexx27

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #930 on: June 06, 2014, 08:27:18 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.

This is what I do in the winter. I do always take the gloves off in my sleep, but at least my hands are dry by then. Lately I've had a terrible eczema outbreak and lotion just isn't doing it, so I've been using cortizone cream with the gloves instead and it seems to be working.
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #931 on: June 06, 2014, 05:28:51 PM »
In Saskatchewan, Canada, there's a little lake with extremely high salinity and mineral content.  Something like 1 kg of salt for every gallon of water.  It was a big tourist attraction in the 20s and they built a pool where they pipe in the lake water, heat it and you can go in and float in the pool.  Oh My Goodness it stings the eyes, but it clears up eczema flare ups and dry cracked skin like you wouldn't believe.

Every winter my mom's hands would crack.  She'd bring home lake water to soak her hands in before slathering them in her own homemade hand cream.  It was the only way to prevent extreme chapping.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #932 on: June 17, 2014, 03:00:35 PM »
I found out the hard way not to put bubble bath in the hotel Jacuzzi.

I posted about this incident with DH.  He went to a local dollar store and was browsing around when he came across some shiny, blue crystals in a dish as part of a display.  He thinks "Great! Samples of candy."  Pops one in his mouth and starts to chew.   "Candy" is tasting stranger and stranger.  He walks back to the display to discover he's just eaten crystal air freshener.

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« Reply #933 on: June 17, 2014, 04:43:06 PM »
^^  Ha ha, Beagle mommy!  I did the same thing once.  Went to a buffet as they were starting to clear it.  Saw an unlabelled dish with some yellow beady things in there.  Probably dijon mustard.  Pick one up and taste it... it's bitter.  Yup, probably dijon.  As I'm about to pick up a knife to scoop some up, a worker comes into the room bearing a chafing dish of food.  He puts the food down, grabs the "container of mustard" and lights it on fire.

Yup, I'd tasted the chafing dish fuel.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #934 on: June 17, 2014, 09:32:05 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.


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 fidgety sleeper it might be worth a try.

I've tried that, and it helps a little.  But I *hate* wearing those gloves overnight, and they get yucky so fast from the lotion. 
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #935 on: June 17, 2014, 09:33:48 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.

I've actually done the Vaseline thing (I do it around my eyebrows when I dye them, too), but unfortunately if I try to do it around my hairline, then it ends up getting mixed in the hair and I don't get good dyeing in that part of the hair, so I'll end up with a streak of brown amidst the red.  I think it's because I don't have a very extreme hairline, I have a lot of wispy hair around the face.
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #936 on: June 18, 2014, 07:16:55 AM »
I found out the hard way not to put bubble bath in the hotel Jacuzzi.

I posted about this incident with DH.  He went to a local dollar store and was browsing around when he came across some shiny, blue crystals in a dish as part of a display.  He thinks "Great! Samples of candy."  Pops one in his mouth and starts to chew.   "Candy" is tasting stranger and stranger.  He walks back to the display to discover he's just eaten crystal air freshener.

I remember being a kid and having my mom suddenly shout at my brother and me to come help her. She was taking a bubble bath and turned on the jacuzzi jets. There were bubbles everywhere.

And on the second part, my mom once put a few dog treats beside her plate so she could give them to the dog during dinner. (I kept telling her not to feed the dog from her plate and the dog wouldn't beg. This was her "solution." ::) ) The treats were little flat discs and looked like chocolate. My brother is coming into dinner, walks by her plate and says, "Ooh, chocolate!" He shoved them in his mouth before we could correct him.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #937 on: June 19, 2014, 02:15:47 AM »
I scraped the seeds out of the jalapenos I was putting in the salsa with my thumbnails.  It burned for a week, and you can't really push anything soothing under there.  But I did remember not to touch my eyes.

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« Reply #938 on: June 19, 2014, 11:06:12 AM »
The first year we had The Beagle DH took him outside with him while he put up the Christmas lights.  He ties The Beagle to the ladder, climbs up to attach the lights....you see where this is going, right?

Beagle saw a rabbit and did what all hunting dogs do.  He took off after the invading rabbit pulling the ladder and DH crashing to the ground.  Fortunately, only DH's pride was hurt.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #939 on: June 19, 2014, 11:10:51 AM »
I scraped the seeds out of the jalapenos I was putting in the salsa with my thumbnails.  It burned for a week, and you can't really push anything soothing under there.  But I did remember not to touch my eyes.
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I have a friend whose husband was demonstrating to friends that the 'heat' in a certain type of pepper resides in the crease of the pepper.
He then excused himself to use the bathroom.
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« Reply #940 on: June 19, 2014, 12:11:55 PM »
 >:D  I imagine the screams could be heard for miles!  I had a roommate years ago who had heard that you could "burn out" an oncoming cold by eating lots of hot peppers.  The results were not pretty.  I think she melted the porcelain on the throne...

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« Reply #941 on: June 19, 2014, 12:40:00 PM »
I found out the hard way not to put bubble bath in the hotel Jacuzzi.

I posted about this incident with DH.  He went to a local dollar store and was browsing around when he came across some shiny, blue crystals in a dish as part of a display.  He thinks "Great! Samples of candy."  Pops one in his mouth and starts to chew.   "Candy" is tasting stranger and stranger.  He walks back to the display to discover he's just eaten crystal air freshener.

I remember being a kid and having my mom suddenly shout at my brother and me to come help her. She was taking a bubble bath and turned on the jacuzzi jets. There were bubbles everywhere.

I imagine that left her quite agitated.
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #942 on: June 19, 2014, 01:03:25 PM »
And turbulent.
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #943 on: June 19, 2014, 01:42:30 PM »
I imagine that was an effervescent experience!

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #944 on: June 19, 2014, 06:10:49 PM »
The first year we had The Beagle DH took him outside with him while he put up the Christmas lights.  He ties The Beagle to the ladder, climbs up to attach the lights....you see where this is going, right?

Beagle saw a rabbit and did what all hunting dogs do.  He took off after the invading rabbit pulling the ladder and DH crashing to the ground.  Fortunately, only DH's pride was hurt.

sounds like something out of a comedy movie
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