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#### kherbert05

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« Reply #690 on: September 30, 2012, 06:45:02 PM »
Many years ago, before 9/11, LDH, the DDs and I were taking a trip via airplane.

During the rush of final packing and getting to the airport on time I kept asking LDH "You have the tickets, right?" To the point where it irritated him, so I finally kept my mouth shut.

One of the last things I did was switch out purses.

We get to the check-in point to check our luggage get seat assignments and boarding passes.

They asked for ID. I look in my purse, no drivers license. All I had was a marriage certificate (don't ask ) a couple of credit cards and a library card.

I'm not even going to try to describe the look on LDH's face as he quietly tapped on the tickets that I nagged him about.

Fortunately, like I said it was before 9/11 . . . the counter guy called over his manager who looked at the ID I had. Manager looked at the marriage certificate, then at my husband and asked him "Will you vouch for her as your wife?" LDH's response was a painful "Do I have to?"

They let me on the plane with a warning that I would need a photo ID for my return trip. They suggested that I go to a SAMs club at my destination, sign up for a membership in order to get a photo ID.

Yeah. I felt pretty stupid that day.

P.S. I was able to call the friend that was cat-sitting for us, told him where my drivers license was (with banking stuff I did the day before) and he fed-exed it to me for my return trip.

I was let into Canada and back into the US with my baptismal certificate once, in HS. I was traveling with my parents and only needed my birth certificates. The birth certificate was found on the bottom of the drawer when we got back. It must have fallen out of the envelope.

When I was a senior Mom, Dad, and Sis went on a cruise (I was in Scotland and England with my HS drill team). Mom had swapped out her purse and left her green card in Houston. They had to get my cousin to go to our house and overnight the green card to them. The cruise company arranged a flight to meet the ship at its first stop.
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#### jpcher

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« Reply #691 on: October 06, 2012, 01:38:41 PM »
Not sure if this should go here, in the Brain-Hurty thread or the Stupid Questions thread . . .

I'm putting this here because I think I've been really stupid. And my brain is hurting because of it.

I recently got a DVR box instead of a standard cable box. I figured out how to program shows that I wanted to record. It worked for a while and I was loving it!

Then it stopped working.

I reprogrammed my shows, confident that I did everything right. Next day? No recordings.

This morning I went to hunt down the instruction manual. Even before I found the manual, it dawned on me.

The power for the DVR box has to be on in order for it to record anything, right? (eta: That is a stupid question, right?)

I've been hitting the "All Off" button instead of just turning off the TV.

#### Harriet Jones

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« Reply #692 on: October 06, 2012, 08:54:29 PM »
Yes, the DVR needs to be on.  However, does "all off" mean that there's no electricity going to it?  I have a TiVo rather than a cable DVR, but it has an indicator light that shows that the device is on.

#### Outdoor Girl

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« Reply #693 on: October 07, 2012, 03:53:29 PM »
I hit the power button on my DVR to turn it off and it still records just fine.  Now, there is still electricity going to the box.  If I turned off the power bar it is plugged into, it wouldn't record.
After cleaning out my Dad's house, I have this advice:  If you haven't used it in a year, throw it out!!!!.
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#### jpcher

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« Reply #694 on: October 07, 2012, 04:32:19 PM »
When I hit the "All Off" button, there is no indicator light showing that the DVR still has power going to it.

#### Outdoor Girl

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« Reply #695 on: October 07, 2012, 04:34:24 PM »
Mine still shows the clock and I think one other little light, which indicates there are recordings pending.

So maybe your 'all off' function is the issue.  Try leaving it on - it'll probably work.
After cleaning out my Dad's house, I have this advice:  If you haven't used it in a year, throw it out!!!!.
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#### jedikaiti

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« Reply #696 on: October 07, 2012, 10:41:49 PM »
I've decided I'm not allowed to make recipe substitutions anymore. My mom sent me a Duncan Hines Red Velvet cupcake mix so I decided to make it yesterday. It called for a 1/2 stick of butter to make the frosting and I don't normally keep butter at home. When I went grocery shopping they only had entire pounds for $3-4. I'm broke and refuse to have 3/4 of a pound of something I'm unlikely to use to I decided to substitute coconut oil. This was actually going fine and making a nice, creamy frosting until I added the water the recipe called for. Big mistake. The frosting starting to curdle into little pieces that resembled cottage cheese and sprayed everywhere with the electric mixer. I managed to squeeze them together in the bag, but it would not stick to the cupcakes no matter what I did and dried out in little white Cheeto-shaped chunks. They're still delicious, but I have to add frosting chunks to each bite of my cupcakes. So much for bringing them to work so I don't eat them all! You know you can freeze butter, right? :-) What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science! "The problem with re-examining your brilliant ideas is that more often than not, you discover they are the intellectual equivalent of saying, 'Hold my beer and watch this!'" - Cindy Couture #### Rohanna • Member • Posts: 2047 ##### Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done. « Reply #697 on: October 08, 2012, 02:25:55 AM » It's called a "paradoxical reaction"- my 4 year old had one to Versed. It was supposed to sedate him pre-surgery, but instead he ended up screaming, crying, kicking and broke a nurses rib on the way to the OR. My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. ~ Jack Layton. #### mechtilde • Member • Posts: 5298 ##### Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done. « Reply #698 on: October 08, 2012, 02:39:33 AM » It's called a "paradoxical reaction"- my 4 year old had one to Versed. It was supposed to sedate him pre-surgery, but instead he ended up screaming, crying, kicking and broke a nurses rib on the way to the OR. Wow- and I thought I was bad when they tried to sedate me... Although I think in my case they were able to get out of the way and I was too out of it to get up. NE England #### jpcher • Member • Posts: 10205 ##### Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done. « Reply #699 on: October 08, 2012, 04:30:53 PM » re: DVR -- when I hit the all-off button there are no lights remaining on the DVR. I haven't tried recording anything yet . . . I'll keep you posted. #### HorseFreak • Member • Posts: 2619 ##### Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done. « Reply #700 on: October 08, 2012, 04:44:42 PM » I've decided I'm not allowed to make recipe substitutions anymore. My mom sent me a Duncan Hines Red Velvet cupcake mix so I decided to make it yesterday. It called for a 1/2 stick of butter to make the frosting and I don't normally keep butter at home. When I went grocery shopping they only had entire pounds for$3-4. I'm broke and refuse to have 3/4 of a pound of something I'm unlikely to use to I decided to substitute coconut oil. This was actually going fine and making a nice, creamy frosting until I added the water the recipe called for. Big mistake. The frosting starting to curdle into little pieces that resembled cottage cheese and sprayed everywhere with the electric mixer. I managed to squeeze them together in the bag, but it would not stick to the cupcakes no matter what I did and dried out in little white Cheeto-shaped chunks.

They're still delicious, but I have to add frosting chunks to each bite of my cupcakes. So much for bringing them to work so I don't eat them all!

You know you can freeze butter, right? :-)

Yes, but I never use it. 3/4 lb of frozen butter will probably just be tossed or given away when I move next and I don't have the extra cash to have something I don't need hanging around.

#### NyaChan

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« Reply #701 on: October 08, 2012, 07:38:41 PM »
I get it - my grocery store was giving away a free 2-liter of their generic soda with pizza.  The cashier simply could not understand why I didn't want it - I was going out of town, no one I know drinks the generic brand and I didn't want it just laying around my apartment.  She kept arguing with me and rolling her eyes like I was nuts

#### CrochetFanatic

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« Reply #702 on: October 08, 2012, 09:24:03 PM »
Today I seriously burned the roof of my mouth on molten cheese...right after warning someone else that it was hot.  Later, having forgotten about it, I got myself some hot coffee and re-burned my mouth.  It wouldn't have actually hurt at all, but the roof of my mouth was still tender from the pizza.  So yeah, that was kind of stupid.  That's like telling someone "Don't slip", then promptly landing on your behind.

#### Nora

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« Reply #703 on: October 09, 2012, 06:08:57 AM »
So yeah, that was kind of stupid.  That's like telling someone "Don't slip", then promptly landing on your behind.

I am the Queen of this. Always tripping, dropping things, burning myself, all the while going "sweetheart, be careful" to someone nearby.
Just because someone is offended that does not mean they are in the right.

#### KimberlyM

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« Reply #704 on: October 09, 2012, 10:35:19 AM »
I stayed home with a migraine yesterday.  I got out of bed mid afternoon to get some water and take some more pain meds.  Lights were on, curtains open, tv on etc (husband and toddler were home).  Rather than being smart and asking hubby to bring them to me I figure I can squint through the light and just get what I need and get back to my blessedly dark and quiet room.  All went as planned, until I walked into the wall and gave myself a giant goose-egg on my forehead.  Not surprisingly, didn't help much with my headache.