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LadyClaire

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #810 on: April 26, 2013, 07:11:33 PM »
I forgot once to take my contacts out before putting icy hot* on my back before bed.  That was an excruciatingly painful lesson.  Menthol creams do not play nicely with eyes.

A friend of mine in high school once spent about half an hour alternating between shrieking like a little girl and, uh, making happy noises, because he put a lot of icy hot on his thighs, and the vapors from the cream rose up to affect some rather more delicate areas of skin.

*I am aware that this is technically a brand name, but I'm using it here to generically mean any of the menthol sore muscle creams, thus the lack of capital letters.

I frequently have hip pain that I sometimes use icy hot on. One day, years ago, I had just applied some Icy Hot to my hip and hadn't put my pajama pants on yet. My boyfriend at the time had just emerged from the shower and decided to lay down on bed next to me, where his bare bits came into contact with my hip. Needless to say, he took off for the bathroom like..well...his parts were on fire. Which they were, in a way...

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« Reply #811 on: April 26, 2013, 07:21:03 PM »

I may have mentioned it on another topic, but I once wore a pristine white skirt to work.  Unfortunately, my menstrual cycle started that morning.  I had some supplies at work (& in my purse, always be prepared!), so I took the normal precautions and a Midol and continued with my work day.  It must have been a Wednesday because a group of us always went to a sushi restaurant for lunch on Wednesdays.  On this particular day, the company president's wife joined us worker bees for sushi.  She sat next to me.  When I got up to leave at the end of lunch, it looked like I had sat in a red puddle.  The Midol worked and I had no idea the flow was that heavy.

The company president's wife was a classy lady.  She got an old blanket out of her car, wrapped it around me, took me to her home, and loaned me a black skirt to wear for the rest of the day while she treated the stains in my white skirt and washed it for me.  I was embarrassed when the company president returned my skirt to me.  He didn't know what my skirt was doing in his laundry and I didn't fill him in.  He was clearly curious as he handed me my skirt, but I just said, "Thank you" and went back to work. :-[

I think I read somewhere that the definition of class is the ability to make anyone feel at ease in any situation.  Your president's wife obviously qualifies.  What a nice thing to do!

My definition applies too... acting around those of a "lower station" as if you were on equal footing.

POD! How sweet of her to help you out, and with such tact at that. :)
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Julian

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« Reply #812 on: April 26, 2013, 10:22:11 PM »
Today I took one of the dogs for a walk through town.  (The other one made it abundantly clear she wasn't interested and hid behind the lounge.)

Not a problem until Miss Suzi decided she must go #2s on the footpath.  And I had forgotten to bring a baggie with me.

The only 'spare' bit of paper I had on me big enough to do the cleanup was a copy of a direct debit form with my credit card, signature and security number on it.  So, that's what got used.  But then I had to bring it home in the car and work out a way to dispose of it without getting the details out in public. 

Mind you, it would have to be a very keen scammer to try to retrieve the information!

Brain fluff yesterday as well - I decided this was going to be the Soup Weekend*, so I bought a ton of stuff to make soup with.  And the tinned chickpeas I bought aren't, they're white beans.  Sigh.  Oh well, they went in anyway.

* I spend a couple of days making and freezing soups to fill the freezer every year, they're great to haul out when I don't feel like cooking.

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Laugh and think, this is Australia.

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« Reply #813 on: April 27, 2013, 08:03:14 AM »
We made the white bean for chick pea mistake once when we were making hummus. 

Best hummus we ever made  :D


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« Reply #814 on: April 27, 2013, 05:30:44 PM »
Along the same note:  I was using a brand-new mandolin to slice potatoes, and didn't like the way the guard held onto the piece of potato.  So, put the guard aside and kept slicing.

You know that jolt you feel when you slice your finger with a knife, it's almost like biting into a piece of foil, you feel a charge??  Multiply that by 10. 

I COULD.NOT.STOP the bleeding.  But the pain...oh the pain.  As soon as DH asked why the bandaids were out, I broke down into a torrent of tears. 

I got lucky, since it was a brand-new one, the slice was clean and while it covered quite of bit of surface area of the side of my thumb, it wasn't very deep.  No scar.

Mandolins are evil. That is all.
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« Reply #815 on: April 27, 2013, 05:43:35 PM »
Along the same note:  I was using a brand-new mandolin to slice potatoes, and didn't like the way the guard held onto the piece of potato.  So, put the guard aside and kept slicing.

You know that jolt you feel when you slice your finger with a knife, it's almost like biting into a piece of foil, you feel a charge??  Multiply that by 10. 

I COULD.NOT.STOP the bleeding.  But the pain...oh the pain.  As soon as DH asked why the bandaids were out, I broke down into a torrent of tears. 

I got lucky, since it was a brand-new one, the slice was clean and while it covered quite of bit of surface area of the side of my thumb, it wasn't very deep.  No scar.

Mandolins are evil. That is all.

Somewhere up thread there is a post of mine detailing my own encounter with a mandolin.
And...
There is a second mandolin tale that I posted about a week later.

I be live the collective wisdom of the Ehellions was "Get rid of the evil thing." ;D

(I didn't listen, but I must have learned because I have not had to make any more mandolin posts!)
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Julian

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« Reply #816 on: April 27, 2013, 08:39:07 PM »
We made the white bean for chick pea mistake once when we were making hummus. 

Best hummus we ever made  :D

Both of yesterday's soups turned out delicious, white beans and all!   ;D

Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think, this is Australia.

Ganggajang - Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)

ladyknight1

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« Reply #817 on: April 27, 2013, 09:35:38 PM »
White beans are awesome! I make pasta, soup, and cold salads with them.
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« Reply #818 on: April 28, 2013, 11:50:13 AM »
White beans are awesome! I make pasta, soup, and cold salads with them.

I agree.  I developed an allergy to tomatoes as an adult (well, that's debatable, apparently, I reacted strongly when I was still a fetus and a nursing infant whenever my mother ate tomatoes, which I didn't know until just recently).  Anyway, I've had to alter a number of recipes.  I love chili, but pinto beans don't work well with a white chili.  I switched to Great Northern and other white beans and it was fantastic. :)
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« Reply #819 on: April 28, 2013, 12:51:53 PM »
I feel so stupid.  I forgot to lock my car last night.  This morning I woke up to a ransacked car.  The thief got away with my GPS, a really outdated ipod nano that keeps crashing, and a bunch of change.  So it's a lesson to me to remember to lock my car and not keep anything valuable in there. 

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« Reply #820 on: April 28, 2013, 01:09:09 PM »
I feel so stupid.  I forgot to lock my car last night.  This morning I woke up to a ransacked car.  The thief got away with my GPS, a really outdated ipod nano that keeps crashing, and a bunch of change.  So it's a lesson to me to remember to lock my car and not keep anything valuable in there.

(((HUGS)))

It happens to us all at one point or another - I was stupid once and left my gps attached to my windshield in a bad part of town.  Came back to find my front window smashed and my valuables gone. 

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« Reply #821 on: April 28, 2013, 02:36:08 PM »
I feel so stupid.  I forgot to lock my car last night.  This morning I woke up to a ransacked car.  The thief got away with my GPS, a really outdated ipod nano that keeps crashing, and a bunch of change.  So it's a lesson to me to remember to lock my car and not keep anything valuable in there.

I did that a couple years ago.  I didn't lock the car because it was in the garage.  But I left the dang garage door open.  They only got a couple pairs of sunglasses and for some unknown reason, they left the ball glove behind.  It was worth a heck of a lot more than the glasses, combined!  And working in a new ball glove is a royal pain in the backside.

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« Reply #822 on: April 28, 2013, 07:23:12 PM »
^^Thanks, Outdoor Girl and NyaChan,  I feel bit better.  I cleaned and reorganized my car (in the rain unfortunately).   The thief or thieves opened the trunk and rifled through there.  They ignored the percussion instruments that had some value.   I'm glad those were not taken since I really need them for work.  There was a trail of change leading from my door to the trunk and down the driveway a bit.  I think they were in a hurry and just wanted electronics that were quick and easy.  It's kind of funny that they took the GPS out of the glove compartment and the charger that goes with it which was still hooked in the outlet.  They went to the trouble of closing the cap on on the outlet despite their hurry.  I'm not replacing my GPS unit since it's pain for me to keep the maps updated.  I'm using my phone instead for mapping and directions. The app is way cheaper than another GPS unit. 

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« Reply #823 on: April 28, 2013, 08:35:02 PM »
DH used my GPS for work, since he didn't have one. He had parked behind his shop, in the rain, and came out an hour later to find the window bashed in, beer glass everywhere, beer poured all over the passenger seat, standing water in his truck, and the GPS unit gone. We reported the theft and the serial number, but the GPS was never found.
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« Reply #824 on: April 29, 2013, 05:32:57 PM »
Tattling on my CW --

CW did not receive her license plate/registration renewal form . . . it was due at the end of that month. She called the secy/state and asked them to send her a new form. No problem, she should receive it in 5 business days.

She called them back 2 weeks later saying that she still hadn't receive the form. They said that they mailed it out a week ago. She asked could she pay for the sticker over the phone so that she didn't have to wait for the form? No problem. She'll receive the sticker in 5-10 business days.

CW comes in the next day and says "I'm an idiot. I found the form in my recycle bin." But, no problem, she doesn't need the form any more, right?

A week later she walks into work with her envelope where there should have been a sticker. She said "I'm jinxed! There is no sticker in the envelope!" To her credit, she showed the envelope to another CW. "This is where the sticker is supposed to be, right?" other CW agreed with her, "all there is is an imprint!, the envelope doesn't look tampered with. This is really odd." (I did not see the envelope.)

She called secy/state back and asked "What do I do now? The sticker needs to be on my plate today!" She was told to take the registration envelope to the local DMV, they'd be able to issue her a sticker. They apologized and said it was an odd occurrence.

CW left work early, stood in line for 1+ hours, got to the counter, politely explained her story of woe, asked "Would you please be able to issue me a sticker today. I don't want to get a ticket." then passed her envelope to the DMV worker.

DMV worker looked at the envelope, bent it back where the sticker was supposed to be and said:

DMVw: The sticker is right here.

CW: What? No way!

DMVw: Take a look. This month's sticker is white.

CW: I'm soooo sorry for taking up your time. Please do me a favor. Don't tell anybody that I've been here.

DMVw: Honestly? I really have to tell. You made my day! Can I tell please?

CW: Okay, fine. You can tell. Just please wait until I get out of the building? Please?


Other CW swore up and down that it did not look like a sticker was there.