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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #885 on: January 06, 2014, 11:50:16 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.

Good Ethnic Boy: "Holy [bleep]! What are you doing, hon?!"
Mel the Redcap: "Getting rattled! Thank you! Is this fast enough for ya?"
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 #886 on: January 11, 2014, 04:58:24 PM »
Deciding to have a quick wash is fine. Deciding to turn on the hot tap and wait for it to get warm before turning on the cold is fine. But if you do this, don't for goodness sake get impatient and decide to soap up before you turn on the cold tap. Your hands will be far too slippery to operate the taps, the water will end up roughly the same temperature as lava, and you will have to decide whether to keep struggling with the taps and burning yourself or go wash your hands elsewhere and try again.

If you do wash your hands for another try, remember to also wash the soap-covered taps. Otherwise it will not go much better than before. ::) :P
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #887 on: January 22, 2014, 10:40:46 PM »
When attempting to hurriedly clean before company arrives, don't stick a frying pan and plastic handled spatula in the oven to hide them.

When preparing food for company, don't change the menu mid-prepping and decide to add that roasted nut dish.

When preheating the oven for a roasted nut dish, check the oven before turning it on or when you notice that strange smell.

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« Reply #888 on: January 23, 2014, 03:01:51 PM »
One of my favorite spatulas is missing its wooden handle. Many many moons ago, my mother stored the cast iron skillet in the oven.  Just like PPs, one day she turned on the oven to preheat, not realizing that there was a spatula in the skillet.  As much as I like the thing because its short handle is easy to manuver, and still keep the cast iron skillet in the oven, I make sure it is in there by itself.

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« Reply #889 on: January 25, 2014, 07:40:22 AM »
Yesterday, I got up, made a healthful breakfast, prepared a menu for next week, put together the shopping list, and cleared the fridge of old food to make way for new groceries. All before 9:00! I was feeling pretty good about myself, and how "together" i was. But, as I was going through the meat drawer, I noticed we were out of sausage. Which was strange because I knew I saw it in there the night before, and we had about 1/3 lb. left. I looked in other places in the fridge, checked the countertops, looked in the sink. Nothing. I figured I must have thrown it out, so wrote sausage on the list, and headed to the store (where sausage was on sale, so yay!). I got home, and started putting groceries away. I opened the spice cupboard, and sitting there is my roll of sausage. Right between the seasoned salt and garlic.
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« Reply #890 on: January 27, 2014, 06:22:06 PM »
I'm not sure if this really belongs here, but since DD#2 and dog are fine and she is laughing at herself I figure it's okay to share . . .

It's sub-zero(F) with windchill factor up to 30 below.

DD#2 was dog sitting for Cousin's dog. She got up this morning about 8am, threw on boots (no socks) her jacket, light gloves and a hat, no scarf (stupid #1 for this weather ::).) In her defense thinking, she figured she'd just stand in the garage with dog on a leash, let the dog do his thing, quickly clean up and be done. No need to bundle all the way up, right? The whole business took less than 5 minutes.

EXCEPT! She locked herself out of the house . . . the connecting door from the garage to the house was locked. She knew that she locked the front door, she had no cell phone with her.

Stupid #2 -- but maybe not, maybe this was the smart thing considering how she was dressed -- she did not go to any of the neighbors for help. Cousin lives in the middle of a row of attached townhouses (maybe 15-20 homes to the building.) Since she was on the garage side she would have had to walk all the way around to the front of the building in order to knock on doors hoping to find someone at home. Plus she didn't know anybody's (Cousin's) phone number to call because all her contacts are in her cell phone and not in her brain. (She could have called me. ::))

So DD#2 sat on a cooler contemplating her situation. She looked over at a stack of chairs* and thought that they would be too cold and uncomfortable to sit on.

She tried to open Cousin's car . . . fortunately it was not locked and even more fortunately there was a thick blanket in the back seat. So she cuddled up with dog . . . for 5 HOURS! :o :'( until Cousin came home.

Cousin was shocked when DD#2 came out of her car. Cousin felt sooo bad! Especially since she's locked herself out a few times so she walked over to the stack of chairs, and on the top chair (out of easy eyesight, but not really hidden) . . . yes, folks, was a spare house key.

*This is where DD#2 feels really stupid. "If I just went over to look at the chairs, I would have found the key!"



I'm sooo thankful that everything turned out okay. Thankful that there was a blanket and DD#2 and dog were able to keep each other warm. Thankful that the sun was shining on that side of the building which helped warm up the garage. Thankful that DD#2 had the wherewithall to get out of the car several times, run around the garage, do jumping jacks and play with dog for small bits at a time.

I think that I'm mostly thankful that DD#2 is able to laugh about the situation.

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« Reply #891 on: January 27, 2014, 09:19:43 PM »
I feel for your DD since I did this at my house last year. Pouring rain and about 45 outside in my flip flops, Jammie's and "big shirt". Hubby out of town. Go to feed his dog and let her out (kenneled in the garage at night) and the door from the laundry room to the garage was locked. I trompped around to the front door and banged on it and rang the bell for almost an hour before my son (aged 8 at the time) heard it and came downstairs to see why I wasn't answearing the door and Jack was barking his head off.  Fortunately he also heard me yelling "it's mommy - open the door"  or else I would have been out there till hubby got back in town.

I did the same again thing 2 weeks later

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #892 on: May 05, 2014, 01:07:48 AM »
Sigh...my own stupidity tonight!

Dyeing my hair to cover some greys. Picked a nice "toasted chestnut dark brown", applied dye. My hair is thick, curly and a little past my shoulders. It kept falling down so I used an old ponytail holder to bun it all atop my head. 20 minutes later I hop in the shower and start gently removing the ponytail holder. Duh!! Despite my easing it off, it "twanged" and spattered dye. I saw it on the shower walls and quickly rinsed it off. Then I tipped my head back to rinse my hair...and saw the upper walls & ceiling. White walls now spattered with reddish brown dye. Cue several moment of cursing as I quickly rinse my hair, put in the conditioner and try to figure out how I'm going to clean dye off the 10' ceiling when even setting the ladder up won't help me in the spot.

I ended up wrapping a damp microfiber cloth around the end of the broom, cleaning as much as I could then using bleach spray in the walls. 90% is currently off but there are spots that need another go round w/ the bleach. DH is traveling til the weekend & will not be impressed if I can't get this mess cleaned up. I do have a bit of paint but again the location is problematic.

Dumb, dumb, dumb!


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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #893 on: May 05, 2014, 04:40:24 PM »
What you could do is get a couple of squirt guns and fill them with different color dyes and "splatter" the ceiling with all pretty colors and tell your DH that you thought the plain white was too boring. ;D

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« Reply #894 on: May 05, 2014, 06:38:30 PM »
LOL, I'd be good with that...him not so much. I managed to wedge the ladder into the shower today and climb up. It probably wasn't the safest thing to do considering I couldn't even open it fully but I was able to get bleach on the remaining spots and they seem to be much lighter/gone now. I've also added disposable shower caps to my shopping list for the next time I feel the need to color. In my own defense my hair was 1-2" for 10 years before I decided to grown it out this year...I'm not used to dealing with long-ish dye covered locks.

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« Reply #895 on: May 05, 2014, 07:03:41 PM »
LOL, I'd be good with that...him not so much. I managed to wedge the ladder into the shower today and climb up. It probably wasn't the safest thing to do considering I couldn't even open it fully but I was able to get bleach on the remaining spots and they seem to be much lighter/gone now. I've also added disposable shower caps to my shopping list for the next time I feel the need to color. In my own defense my hair was 1-2" for 10 years before I decided to grown it out this year...I'm not used to dealing with long-ish dye covered locks.

I've been concerned about this!

I've done a lot of weird/clumsy/oops! things, too. I've also found a few scary solutions, as yours above, and most of them actually worked out! We do not discuss the ones that didn't. Luckily, I've done better than Lucy ("I Love Lucy"), and it sounds like you are following in our footsteps!

PS Bend over a bit and hold your head so the splatters go down when rinsing! :)

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« Reply #896 on: May 06, 2014, 06:09:16 PM »
LOL, I'd be good with that...him not so much. I managed to wedge the ladder into the shower today and climb up. It probably wasn't the safest thing to do considering I couldn't even open it fully but I was able to get bleach on the remaining spots and they seem to be much lighter/gone now. I've also added disposable shower caps to my shopping list for the next time I feel the need to color. In my own defense my hair was 1-2" for 10 years before I decided to grown it out this year...I'm not used to dealing with long-ish dye covered locks.
I have medium length hair, and I recently dyed it. I used a veggie plastic bag :). Do the dye work, tie/secure hair on head as much as you can, and put the bag over your hair. Start at the front/forehead and gradually get your hair in the bag. I put the edge of the opening right at my forehead, keep it as stable as possible. I also let my hair sit for an hour, 30 min is not enough.
The reason I do this: it's cheap and almost free, you just have to buy veggies which we do anyways. It's a little bit awkward first time around but it works good.

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #897 on: May 06, 2014, 06:15:15 PM »
Don't get distracted when your jogging partner is a 125 pound mastiff.  He might decide to stop and smell the roses while you're running downhill and jerk your arm back so hard you consider an ER visit for a potentially dislocated shoulder and scraped and bruised side/back. (I'm fine, but sore).
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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #898 on: May 06, 2014, 09:15:57 PM »
LOL, I'd be good with that...him not so much. I managed to wedge the ladder into the shower today and climb up. It probably wasn't the safest thing to do considering I couldn't even open it fully but I was able to get bleach on the remaining spots and they seem to be much lighter/gone now. I've also added disposable shower caps to my shopping list for the next time I feel the need to color. In my own defense my hair was 1-2" for 10 years before I decided to grown it out this year...I'm not used to dealing with long-ish dye covered locks.
I have medium length hair, and I recently dyed it. I used a veggie plastic bag :). Do the dye work, tie/secure hair on head as much as you can, and put the bag over your hair. Start at the front/forehead and gradually get your hair in the bag. I put the edge of the opening right at my forehead, keep it as stable as possible. I also let my hair sit for an hour, 30 min is not enough.
The reason I do this: it's cheap and almost free, you just have to buy veggies which we do anyways. It's a little bit awkward first time around but it works good.

I use plastic grocery bags for the same purpose - you can tie the handles off when your hair is all up in it to tighten it!

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« Reply #899 on: May 06, 2014, 11:23:23 PM »
LOL, I'd be good with that...him not so much. I managed to wedge the ladder into the shower today and climb up. It probably wasn't the safest thing to do considering I couldn't even open it fully but I was able to get bleach on the remaining spots and they seem to be much lighter/gone now. I've also added disposable shower caps to my shopping list for the next time I feel the need to color. In my own defense my hair was 1-2" for 10 years before I decided to grown it out this year...I'm not used to dealing with long-ish dye covered locks.
I have medium length hair, and I recently dyed it. I used a veggie plastic bag :). Do the dye work, tie/secure hair on head as much as you can, and put the bag over your hair. Start at the front/forehead and gradually get your hair in the bag. I put the edge of the opening right at my forehead, keep it as stable as possible. I also let my hair sit for an hour, 30 min is not enough.
The reason I do this: it's cheap and almost free, you just have to buy veggies which we do anyways. It's a little bit awkward first time around but it works good.

Great idea!! I end up w/ 4+ of those every week...time to put them to good use!

Now that the stains are gone, I'm finally calm enough to evaluate the color (Clairol Natural Instincts Roasted Chestnut --- Dark Warm Brown). It's not a huge change from my natural dark brown, but in the sun there is definitely a lot more red to it. I like!