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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7680 on: March 19, 2013, 12:56:07 PM »
It sounds like something I'd totally have fun with. I like fun socks!

It does, however, remind me of a job interview question, where you have to solve a riddle involving an alien with 3 feet who doesn't want to wake his wife in the morning by turning on the light to find 3 matching socks in his drawer.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7681 on: March 19, 2013, 01:32:03 PM »
After dealing with my husband stealing and wearing out my cute sock, trouser socks, toe sock, and knee highs, I just buy 4 packs of hanes crew socks a year - 2 black, 2 white, and dump them into the communal sock drawer.  My thick hiking socks and my toe socks are in a storage box on the shelf that he touches on pain of horrible bodily harm.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7682 on: March 19, 2013, 02:44:55 PM »
I have officially found the most useless product.  Wow.

Try it! You'll Like it!  ;D ;D ;D

Honestly? I'll never wear mismatched socks and I (smiling) roll my eyes at the DDs because they do.

The three to a pack? I think that's a fun marketing ploy so that you buy 2 packs, all different colors, making 6 pairs of mismatched socks . . . or they're giving you the third sock for when a sock mysteriously disappears in the wash . . . or you can mix and match and not wear the same different colored socks all the time!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7683 on: March 19, 2013, 02:55:01 PM »
Okay, this may be a "thing" but it was new to me and I had a hard time keeping a straight face!  MIL and the girls and I went out to a new(-to-us) restaurant in town, a little hole-in-the-wall soul food place.  It was plopped down in the kind of residential neighborhood where we're getting strange looks for being white folk driving down that particular street.  It had a great review in the local paper and I've been trying to find good fried okra here for the last ten years, though, so it was worth a shot.  (And it was really good!)

Anyway, the menu was a list of meats and sides scrawled on a whiteboard on the wall, and neither MIL or I could figure out whether "Jesus eggs" was an abbreviation for something or whether it was some dish we'd never heard of before, so she asked.

MIL: "Excuse me, but what are "Jesus eggs?  I've never heard of those."
Cook (also, I suspect, owner and the woman the restaurant is named for): "Lord almighty, you've never had Jesus eggs?  Jesus eggs is like deviled eggs except [stage whisper] the devil ain't welcome 'round here no more!"

I had a really hard time not breaking into giggles but I figured she'd probably be really offended if I did  :P  It's like "freedom fries," I guess - I got the impression she wasn't changing the name to be silly or tongue-in-cheek, she really was trying to avoid involving the devil in her restaurant.  Anyway, MIL and I both tried them and they were really good deviled eggs  ;D  Between that and the okra, I'm definitely coming back!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7684 on: March 19, 2013, 03:59:32 PM »
There are people who advocate that the standard greeting "hello" should be changed to "heaveno."

In fact, in 1997, the coiner of the greeting convinced a town to mandate that its employees use that greeting.  Texas town says goodbye to 'hello'.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7685 on: March 19, 2013, 04:13:38 PM »
I had to read that a few times. My mind wanted to break heaveno into "heave no" instead of heaven-o. I couldn't comprehend what vomit had to do with greeting someone.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7686 on: March 19, 2013, 04:20:11 PM »
Some people have far too much time on their hands.  And you know what they say about idle hands...
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7687 on: March 19, 2013, 04:29:15 PM »
Okay, this may be a "thing" but it was new to me and I had a hard time keeping a straight face!  MIL and the girls and I went out to a new(-to-us) restaurant in town, a little hole-in-the-wall soul food place.  It was plopped down in the kind of residential neighborhood where we're getting strange looks for being white folk driving down that particular street.  It had a great review in the local paper and I've been trying to find good fried okra here for the last ten years, though, so it was worth a shot.  (And it was really good!)

Anyway, the menu was a list of meats and sides scrawled on a whiteboard on the wall, and neither MIL or I could figure out whether "Jesus eggs" was an abbreviation for something or whether it was some dish we'd never heard of before, so she asked.

MIL: "Excuse me, but what are "Jesus eggs?  I've never heard of those."
Cook (also, I suspect, owner and the woman the restaurant is named for): "Lord almighty, you've never had Jesus eggs?  Jesus eggs is like deviled eggs except [stage whisper] the devil ain't welcome 'round here no more!"

I had a really hard time not breaking into giggles but I figured she'd probably be really offended if I did  :P  It's like "freedom fries," I guess - I got the impression she wasn't changing the name to be silly or tongue-in-cheek, she really was trying to avoid involving the devil in her restaurant.  Anyway, MIL and I both tried them and they were really good deviled eggs  ;D  Between that and the okra, I'm definitely coming back!

In an interview, Katy Perry said that her family called them "angeled (as opposed to deviled) eggs," because they were so against promoting the devil or some such. I had this face --> :o for a while.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7688 on: March 19, 2013, 04:48:04 PM »
MIL: "Excuse me, but what are "Jesus eggs?  I've never heard of those."
Cook (also, I suspect, owner and the woman the restaurant is named for): "Lord almighty, you've never had Jesus eggs? Jesus eggs is like deviled eggs except [stage whisper]  the devil ain't welcome 'round here no more!"

I LOVE this! ;D

DD#2 makes the best deviled eggs in the world. I'll bring this up to her and ask her if she would like to serve Jesus eggs for the next party!



This should probably go in the "Stupid Question" thread . . . but how did Deviled eggs get their name any way?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7689 on: March 19, 2013, 04:55:57 PM »
I swear I just had this conversation at work five minutes ago:

Me, to coworker who was changing out of this boots: (He's a friend, so I was teasing him): Hey, your socks don't match!

Him: Yes, they do! They're exactly the same, they're just different colors!

Me:  ???

Him: And they come in pair of three!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7690 on: March 19, 2013, 04:57:15 PM »
MIL: "Excuse me, but what are "Jesus eggs?  I've never heard of those."
Cook (also, I suspect, owner and the woman the restaurant is named for): "Lord almighty, you've never had Jesus eggs? Jesus eggs is like deviled eggs except [stage whisper]  the devil ain't welcome 'round here no more!"

I LOVE this! ;D

DD#2 makes the best deviled eggs in the world. I'll bring this up to her and ask her if she would like to serve Jesus eggs for the next party!



This should probably go in the "Stupid Question" thread . . . but how did Deviled eggs get their name any way?

I wouldn't swear to it - but I think it might have something to do with the "heat" from various spices used in making them.

Either that - or it was that they were just too tempting to over-eat for some people!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7691 on: March 19, 2013, 05:03:53 PM »
HA!  Reminds me of a children's book with a scene of a church supper.  The girl wondered if it was right to bring devil's food cake to church.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7692 on: March 19, 2013, 05:10:33 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7693 on: March 19, 2013, 05:21:24 PM »
Some people have far too much time on their hands.  And you know what they say about idle hands...
My mother used to say that...until I observed that it was she who was finding things for my idle hands to do... >:D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7694 on: March 19, 2013, 05:41:21 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me

When my MIL bought socks for DS, she marked the toes of each pair, so they would always be matched exactly. Twenty-four pairs of identical socks. All marked.

That lasted about two weeks.
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