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Mental Magpie

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7710 on: March 19, 2013, 08:00:20 PM »
mbbored, then the socks get square on the end and there's loose material everywhere.  Everywhere I tell you!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7711 on: March 19, 2013, 08:03:36 PM »
I intentionally buy lots of identical socks so I don't have to spend time matching. Black trouser socks go in a pile, white athletic socks go in a pile, and knee-highs (my trick so I don't have to wear pantyhose with my suits :)) go in another pile. When I want to wear some, I just grab two from the right pile!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7712 on: March 19, 2013, 08:51:08 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

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.

DH insists that once a pair of socks have been on his feet that they are permanently a "right" sock or a "left" sock, depending on which foot they were on. He will unroll socks that I have folded from the dryer and inspect the toes of the socks until he finds a right sock and a left sock. I can see no discernible difference, but he says he can feel when a sock is on the wrong foot. Makes my brain hurt...

HE'S RIGHT!  TELL HIM HE'S RIGHT!!!

I have been trying to get the Eagle to understand this for years now.  My toes stretch the ends of the socks out in a specific way.
Left Foot Toe Area: /
Right Foot Toe Area: \

If I put the left foot sock on the right foot, my right big toe is not where my left little toe used to be, and the sock isn't pre-stretched by prior use to accommodate the much longer big toe.  Then, the right little toe is no where the left big toe used to be and there isn't all that extra material in the shoe!  It's annoying!

Add me to that list as well.  I'm not really OCD, but when it comes to socks, I definitely have a few tendencies in that direction.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7713 on: March 19, 2013, 08:58:02 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

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.

DH insists that once a pair of socks have been on his feet that they are permanently a "right" sock or a "left" sock, depending on which foot they were on. He will unroll socks that I have folded from the dryer and inspect the toes of the socks until he finds a right sock and a left sock. I can see no discernible difference, but he says he can feel when a sock is on the wrong foot. Makes my brain hurt...

HE'S RIGHT!  TELL HIM HE'S RIGHT!!!

I have been trying to get the Eagle to understand this for years now.  My toes stretch the ends of the socks out in a specific way.
Left Foot Toe Area: /
Right Foot Toe Area: \

If I put the left foot sock on the right foot, my right big toe is not where my left little toe used to be, and the sock isn't pre-stretched by prior use to accommodate the much longer big toe.  Then, the right little toe is no where the left big toe used to be and there isn't all that extra material in the shoe!  It's annoying!

Add me to that list as well.  I'm not really OCD, but when it comes to socks, I definitely have a few tendencies in that direction.

All of this goes to prove that Terry Pratchett was *RIGHT*!!!  ;D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7714 on: March 19, 2013, 09:37:07 PM »
<---- *just waiting for someone to start the "Clothing/Laundry Quirks" thread.  ;)  ::)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7715 on: March 20, 2013, 12:32:45 AM »
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

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.

DH insists that once a pair of socks have been on his feet that they are permanently a "right" sock or a "left" sock, depending on which foot they were on. He will unroll socks that I have folded from the dryer and inspect the toes of the socks until he finds a right sock and a left sock. I can see no discernible difference, but he says he can feel when a sock is on the wrong foot. Makes my brain hurt...

HE'S RIGHT!  TELL HIM HE'S RIGHT!!!

I have been trying to get the Eagle to understand this for years now.  My toes stretch the ends of the socks out in a specific way.
Left Foot Toe Area: /
Right Foot Toe Area: \

If I put the left foot sock on the right foot, my right big toe is not where my left little toe used to be, and the sock isn't pre-stretched by prior use to accommodate the much longer big toe.  Then, the right little toe is no where the left big toe used to be and there isn't all that extra material in the shoe!  It's annoying!

Add me to that list as well.  I'm not really OCD, but when it comes to socks, I definitely have a few tendencies in that direction.

All of this goes to prove that Terry Pratchett was *RIGHT*!!!  ;D

Can I just point out that after reading this exchange, MY brain hurts? They're only  socks...
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7716 on: March 20, 2013, 01:27:43 AM »
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

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.

DH insists that once a pair of socks have been on his feet that they are permanently a "right" sock or a "left" sock, depending on which foot they were on. He will unroll socks that I have folded from the dryer and inspect the toes of the socks until he finds a right sock and a left sock. I can see no discernible difference, but he says he can feel when a sock is on the wrong foot. Makes my brain hurt...

HE'S RIGHT!  TELL HIM HE'S RIGHT!!!

I have been trying to get the Eagle to understand this for years now.  My toes stretch the ends of the socks out in a specific way.
Left Foot Toe Area: /
Right Foot Toe Area: \

If I put the left foot sock on the right foot, my right big toe is not where my left little toe used to be, and the sock isn't pre-stretched by prior use to accommodate the much longer big toe.  Then, the right little toe is no where the left big toe used to be and there isn't all that extra material in the shoe!  It's annoying!

Add me to that list as well.  I'm not really OCD, but when it comes to socks, I definitely have a few tendencies in that direction.

All of this goes to prove that Terry Pratchett was *RIGHT*!!!  ;D

Can I just point out that after reading this exchange, MY brain hurts? They're only  socks...

MIL bought me a bucket of socks from little miss matched one year...I cried. I felt like I couldn't get rid of them bc they were from MIL, but I had to hide them in the back of the closet and pretend they didn't exist. I was so anxious I nearly threw up several times. I finally got rid of them and the pj pants, but even thinking about it now I can feel my heart racing.


back on topic: It drives me batty when people comment on blogs just to disagree. What really drives me bonkers if when people comment on recipes saying things like "ew, I hate scallops. Not trying this one." Ok, don't try it then. Why go out of your way to ensure that everyone on the internet knows you don't like scallops?
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7717 on: March 20, 2013, 08:22:44 AM »
Little Miss Matched socks?  I'd have called them "Dobby Socks"....

I prefer matched socks - but if I were in Orlando, getting ready to go to Universal Islands of Adventure, I'd be looking for two DIFFERENT socks to wear.......just for fun.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7718 on: March 20, 2013, 08:27:32 AM »
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.

I remember that one too...and there was something else about her making custard pies and adding a generous pinch of baking powder to the crust, because she had overheard that this would make the crust better, and then because the custard wasn't heavy enough to hold down the crust, it floated to the top, so she had upside down pies-which everyone ended up liking, after an initial reluctance to try them, because crust on the bottom would have gotten soggy, but the crust on top stayed crisp and flaky.

Now, what was the name of that book???? I'm trying so hard to remember.  But I do know that such a book exists.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7719 on: March 20, 2013, 08:43:57 AM »
This should probably go in the "Stupid Question" thread . . . but how did Deviled eggs get their name any way?

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2182/whats-up-with-deviled-eggs-ham-etc

Quick answer to why we call them deviled eggs, ham, etc.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7720 on: March 20, 2013, 09:10:40 AM »
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.

I remember that one too...and there was something else about her making custard pies and adding a generous pinch of baking powder to the crust, because she had overheard that this would make the crust better, and then because the custard wasn't heavy enough to hold down the crust, it floated to the top, so she had upside down pies-which everyone ended up liking, after an initial reluctance to try them, because crust on the bottom would have gotten soggy, but the crust on top stayed crisp and flaky.

Now, what was the name of that book???? I'm trying so hard to remember.  But I do know that such a book exists.

I have no idea, but I read it too!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7721 on: March 20, 2013, 09:17:55 AM »
Little Miss Matched socks?  I'd have called them "Dobby Socks"....

I prefer matched socks - but if I were in Orlando, getting ready to go to Universal Islands of Adventure, I'd be looking for two DIFFERENT socks to wear.......just for fun.

I would wear mismatched socks with you, we could have some butterbeer.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7722 on: March 20, 2013, 09:46:58 AM »
I don't care about socks, but my strong feelings on silverware hurt my family's brains en mass.

They have to be organized just right. If they aren't organized the way I like them it kills me. And I know when they're off. Once, I walked into the kitchen during a party and could not drag my eyes from the silverware drawer. After about five minutes I finally opened it to find that someone had put a knife in the wrong way round. A few weeks ago I spent a week on edge before I found that someone had put our smallest, wimpiest fork(which has its own spot, thank you) had been placed with the good forks. It's like I have a psychic link with the cutlery.

My family enjoys screwing with me over it. Of course, given the number of instructional rants I go on about it...
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7723 on: March 20, 2013, 09:48:40 AM »
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'.

Holy brain-break Batman!

Coming soon:

Heaven-icopter
Heaven-iport
Heaven-iotrope
Heaven-ium
Heaven-m
Heaven-met
Heaven-p
Heaven-pful
Heaving-ping


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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7724 on: March 20, 2013, 09:55:50 AM »
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.

I remember that one too...and there was something else about her making custard pies and adding a generous pinch of baking powder to the crust, because she had overheard that this would make the crust better, and then because the custard wasn't heavy enough to hold down the crust, it floated to the top, so she had upside down pies-which everyone ended up liking, after an initial reluctance to try them, because crust on the bottom would have gotten soggy, but the crust on top stayed crisp and flaky.

Now, what was the name of that book???? I'm trying so hard to remember.  But I do know that such a book exists.

I have no idea, but I read it too!
Emily's Runaway Imagination, by Beverly Cleary.
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