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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10335 on: January 12, 2013, 05:42:49 PM »
Bill Engvall, in one of his shows, talked about riding in a military plane and knowing they'd be pulling quite a few G's and knowing he'd get nauseus, called them ahead of time to ask what he should eat the day of.

He was told "peanut butter".  Surprised, he said "peanut butter helps with air sickness?"
"Nope, but it tastes the same way coming up as it does going down."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10336 on: January 12, 2013, 06:01:05 PM »
Pseudo-specific instructions.

I'm trying to cold stratify some seeds, and the instructions call for "moist, but not damp" soil mix. What the heck does that mean?

It means to add a little water at a time, gently kneading by hand until it feels like a slightly damp sponge.  It really shouldn't stick together too much either.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10337 on: January 13, 2013, 08:04:31 PM »
Maybe that's the difference - I usually make mine with skim milk.

PSA for everyone else:  If you are feeling nauseous, don't eat tomato soup.  You will not enjoy the revisit.  Trust me.   :)


This is why I have not eaten tomato soup since the 4th grade.  ;D

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10338 on: January 13, 2013, 08:26:40 PM »
I wear glasses.  I have long eyelashes.

The two are not compatible.  Yes, the eyelashes are that long. 

Smudgy specs drive me up the wall...   :'(

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Dazi

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10339 on: January 13, 2013, 08:36:09 PM »
I wear glasses.  I have long eyelashes.

The two are not compatible.  Yes, the eyelashes are that long. 

Smudgy specs drive me up the wall...   :'(

I have the same problem.  I usually curl my eyelashes...just so they don't sweep my glasses as bad.  I still have to clean my glasses pretty frequently.   ;)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10340 on: January 13, 2013, 09:38:25 PM »
I wear glasses.  I have long eyelashes.

The two are not compatible.  Yes, the eyelashes are that long. 

Smudgy specs drive me up the wall...   :'(

I have the same problem.  I usually curl my eyelashes...just so they don't sweep my glasses as bad.  I still have to clean my glasses pretty frequently.   ;)

Tried that - no difference.  It seems they're long and curly. 

Maybe I should go to granny specs, those ones that perch on the end of your nose.  But a), I don't like them, and b), not sure if they'd work with the graduated lenses.

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.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10341 on: January 13, 2013, 10:24:30 PM »
I wear glasses.  I have long eyelashes.

The two are not compatible.  Yes, the eyelashes are that long. 

Smudgy specs drive me up the wall...   :'(

I have the same problem.  I usually curl my eyelashes...just so they don't sweep my glasses as bad.  I still have to clean my glasses pretty frequently.   ;)

Tried that - no difference.  It seems they're long and curly. 

Maybe I should go to granny specs, those ones that perch on the end of your nose.  But a), I don't like them, and b), not sure if they'd work with the graduated lenses.
And that's why my own glasses sit about halfway down my nose, rather than at the bridge the way they're "supposed" to.  I miss my old optometrist.  :-\   He knew that was where I wanted them, and didn't insist on trying to make me wear them where they weren't comfortable.   
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10342 on: January 14, 2013, 04:40:36 AM »
What's driving me crazy lately is people typing KWIM for "know what I mean." That abbreviation, more than any other, really annoys me.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10343 on: January 14, 2013, 05:47:23 AM »
I wear glasses.  I have long eyelashes.

The two are not compatible.  Yes, the eyelashes are that long. 

Smudgy specs drive me up the wall...   :'(

I have the same problem.  I usually curl my eyelashes...just so they don't sweep my glasses as bad.  I still have to clean my glasses pretty frequently.   ;)

Tried that - no difference.  It seems they're long and curly. 

Maybe I should go to granny specs, those ones that perch on the end of your nose.  But a), I don't like them, and b), not sure if they'd work with the graduated lenses.

This may be a really stupid thing to say but, have you tried trimming them?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10344 on: January 14, 2013, 06:31:24 AM »
I have a similar problem with eyeglasses; if I wear them as high as they can to increase my field of vision the oil from my eyebrows gets on the upper part of the lens.

I refuse to wear granny glasses except at the opera after the house lights are out.  I am starting to have problems reading the subtitles on the chair in front of me.  If I can't read the ones in the chair in front of that one I have to wear my glasses down in order to be able to use my opera glasses to see the faces of the performers.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10345 on: January 14, 2013, 10:35:46 AM »
This may be a really stupid thing to say but, have you tried trimming them?

Trimmed lashes prickle! The ends of the lashes are a natural taper but if you trim, they end abruptly which is very irritating.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10346 on: January 14, 2013, 11:00:28 AM »
People who make sweeping statements regarding illness, currently it is the flu. Currently, the US is under a major flu outbreak.

I have heard highly educated laypersons say the following in the past week:

I don't need a flu shot. I never get sick.
Only kids and the elderly need a flu shot.
I already received a flu shot, so I don't have to wash my hands.

While the current strains of flu going around the US are more likely to affect people with compromised immune systems, the young and the old, that is not always the case. Good cleanliness is helpful to avoid passing illness to others.

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 was worst for healthy people, and killed up to 3% of the world population.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10347 on: January 14, 2013, 11:29:37 AM »
People who make sweeping statements regarding illness, currently it is the flu. Currently, the US is under a major flu outbreak.

I have heard highly educated laypersons say the following in the past week:

I don't need a flu shot. I never get sick.
Only kids and the elderly need a flu shot.
I already received a flu shot, so I don't have to wash my hands.

While the current strains of flu going around the US are more likely to affect people with compromised immune systems, the young and the old, that is not always the case. Good cleanliness is helpful to avoid passing illness to others.

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 was worst for healthy people, and killed up to 3% of the world population.

And in the same vein, while I get the media is trying to keep people informed, sometimes they go a bit too far in their sensationalism.  I myself am generally healthy, that is to say I very rarely, if ever get sick. My last case of flu was almost 20 years ago. I also have only gotten a flu shot maybe 3-4 times in my life.

However, while I may joke about being healthy, I am also very careful to wash my hands, etc. as I'm well aware that's one way to warn off germs. Not totally foolproof, but it certainly can't hurt.

And while I didn't get a flu shot this year, I'm rethinking it. But that doesn't mean I think I'm bulletproof either.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10348 on: January 14, 2013, 11:36:22 AM »
^You are taking multiple factors into your choice, which is good.  :)

I had a phone conversation with my mom on Friday, she has received the shot and is astonished that some people who received the shot still get the flu. She related to me a press conference the local hospital did where quite a bit of misinformation was given.

All of my usual internet haunts were swamped by sensationalism and misinformation this weekend, and I just stopped reading after a while to preserve my sanity and good will toward mankind.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10349 on: January 14, 2013, 11:45:13 AM »
Bill Engvall, in one of his shows, talked about riding in a military plane and knowing they'd be pulling quite a few G's and knowing he'd get nauseus, called them ahead of time to ask what he should eat the day of.

He was told "peanut butter".  Surprised, he said "peanut butter helps with air sickness?"
"Nope, but it tastes the same way coming up as it does going down."

HA!  When I was pregnant, there were a few foods I stuck to until the morning sickness passed for pretty much that reason.