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Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10890 on: February 15, 2013, 09:07:52 PM »
I have a very slight allergy to salmon.  It's not all that bothersome, but it makes my mouth feel "tickly".  I used to be able to eat it with no problem, but when that began to happen I stopped eating it for the most part, because I'm afraid of having it get worse and ending up with a really bad reaction. 

What sort of bothers me is, occasionally my dad will make some sort of remark about it.  "Salmon was on sale for such-and-such this week.  I got steak instead, because CrochetFanatic can't eat salmon."  I think he thinks he's being considerate, but it annoys me to no end.  Yes, I like salmon, but it won't break my heart if my family eats it and I eat a hamburger instead.  I also happen to like hamburgers.  No big deal.  I've said, "Go ahead and get salmon if you want it.  I'll be fine with something else."  He'll wave a hand, and say, "Nah, that's all right."  Then why mention it at all?  :o  That just makes me feel like a horrible person for depriving my family, or something.  He'll also bring it up at restaurants, ordering a salmon entree and saying, "Mm, boy!  I haven't had salmon in a while.  CrochetFanatic can't eat it."  Well, yes I can, it just makes me feel like I swallowed poison ivy afterwards.  And he isn't being cruel, I'm convinced of that.  He's just clueless.  Just buy the salmon if you want it!  Jeez!

Oddly enough, I can eat salmon if it's smoked and on a bagel, and I have no problems with salmon sushi.  I don't question it, I just enjoy myself!  ;)

With the first example, it feels to me that he's trying to get attention for how generous he's being.  "Look at me!  I gave up something I like/want for someone else.  Aren't I awesome?!"

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10891 on: February 15, 2013, 09:08:43 PM »
That's exactly it!  ;D  I appreciate the sentiment, but not the guilt.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10892 on: February 15, 2013, 09:59:47 PM »
I hate how some of my guy friends can't be in a relationship and still manage to talk to me as a friend. You don't have to go from chatting with me all the time to completely giving me the cold shoulder and answering everything with a yes or a no because you're in a relationship. We can still be friends. Granted, the two guys I'm thinking of had a flirty-friendship vibe with me, but it was a great dynamic that wasn't ever going anywhere. We never so much as shook hands. I guess it just feels weird being cut off cold turkey.

I have been through this! My friend C and I were pretty close. He confided in me, we went to lunch on a regular basis. We had our spiritual beliefs in common as well, we were both oranges. Suddenly, C became distant and stopped talking to everyone he used to be pals with. C converted to being a purple and he became engaged, then married.

Over two years later, we are finally easing back into the friendship we had. I missed C!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10893 on: February 15, 2013, 10:09:19 PM »
I have a very slight allergy to salmon.  It's not all that bothersome, but it makes my mouth feel "tickly".  I used to be able to eat it with no problem, but when that began to happen I stopped eating it for the most part, because I'm afraid of having it get worse and ending up with a really bad reaction. 

What sort of bothers me is, occasionally my dad will make some sort of remark about it.  "Salmon was on sale for such-and-such this week.  I got steak instead, because CrochetFanatic can't eat salmon."  I think he thinks he's being considerate, but it annoys me to no end.  Yes, I like salmon, but it won't break my heart if my family eats it and I eat a hamburger instead.  I also happen to like hamburgers.  No big deal.  I've said, "Go ahead and get salmon if you want it.  I'll be fine with something else."  He'll wave a hand, and say, "Nah, that's all right."  Then why mention it at all?  :o  That just makes me feel like a horrible person for depriving my family, or something.  He'll also bring it up at restaurants, ordering a salmon entree and saying, "Mm, boy!  I haven't had salmon in a while.  CrochetFanatic can't eat it."  Well, yes I can, it just makes me feel like I swallowed poison ivy afterwards.  And he isn't being cruel, I'm convinced of that.  He's just clueless.  Just buy the salmon if you want it!  Jeez!

Oddly enough, I can eat salmon if it's smoked and on a bagel, and I have no problems with salmon sushi.  I don't question it, I just enjoy myself!  ;)

Suggestion: Next time salmon's on sale, buy some for him.  He'll see you're serious about it being okay with you.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10894 on: February 15, 2013, 11:31:45 PM »
That's a very good idea.  :)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10895 on: February 16, 2013, 01:38:57 AM »
Comma splices. They are everywhere and I hate them. It is not OK to stick two independent clauses together with a comma and call it a sentence.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10896 on: February 16, 2013, 06:10:51 AM »
Many pots, pans, and dishes do not have a size printed on them.  When I make a recipe requiring a '4 qt crockpot' or a '2 qt casserole dish' I just have to render my best guest.  I do have a ruler to measure the size of baking dishes.  I just wish they would print the size on the dish, it would be so helpful.

I have a FB friend who keeps giving me 'friend suggestions'.  These are people that I have never met, don't know, and have no interest in friending.  It's easy to just press ignore, but still a minor annoyance.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10897 on: February 16, 2013, 09:09:29 AM »
Many pots, pans, and dishes do not have a size printed on them.  When I make a recipe requiring a '4 qt crockpot' or a '2 qt casserole dish' I just have to render my best guest.  I do have a ruler to measure the size of baking dishes.  I just wish they would print the size on the dish, it would be so helpful.

I have a FB friend who keeps giving me 'friend suggestions'.  These are people that I have never met, don't know, and have no interest in friending.  It's easy to just press ignore, but still a minor annoyance.

At some point when you aren't in the middle of cooking, take a quart measuring cup, fill it with water and pour it out into the vessel you want to measure. Repeat until the vessel is full, then make a note someplace how many quarts it took to fill.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10898 on: February 16, 2013, 09:49:29 AM »
There are 32 ounces in an American quart, which is 4 cups.  (In case you don't have a quart measuring cup.)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10899 on: February 16, 2013, 09:53:50 AM »
Speaking of the metric system, the U.S. needs to just go ahead and adopt it. I spent four years of college using it every day and now that I'm on my own and I'm cooking, I want to use it. I can estimate milliliters and grams but have a hard time with cups and ounces.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10900 on: February 16, 2013, 09:58:06 AM »
Many pots, pans, and dishes do not have a size printed on them.  When I make a recipe requiring a '4 qt crockpot' or a '2 qt casserole dish' I just have to render my best guest.  I do have a ruler to measure the size of baking dishes.  I just wish they would print the size on the dish, it would be so helpful.

I have a FB friend who keeps giving me 'friend suggestions'.  These are people that I have never met, don't know, and have no interest in friending.  It's easy to just press ignore, but still a minor annoyance.

I measured many of my dishes as Black Delphinium does, but I also put the dish on my favorite recipes: Brown baking dish, Gold casserole, etc.

If on the sidebar of Facebook is where you are getting you Friend Suggestions, it is Facebook generating them. Mine got stuck on friends of my SIL for several weeks, so it seemed as if she was sending them. It's finally moved on to friends of another friend.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10901 on: February 16, 2013, 10:04:01 AM »
Speaking of the metric system, the U.S. needs to just go ahead and adopt it. I spent four years of college using it every day and now that I'm on my own and I'm cooking, I want to use it. I can estimate milliliters and grams but have a hard time with cups and ounces.

This is a battle we have been having for 50 years that I know of. Most of us who have worked with the metric system agree with you. I've only worked with it for a couple of science courses and I was really excited in the 1960's when it was seriously being discussed again. My husband comes from a long line of scientists.

Sigh.   :(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10902 on: February 16, 2013, 11:01:31 AM »
Speaking of the metric system, the U.S. needs to just go ahead and adopt it. I spent four years of college using it every day and now that I'm on my own and I'm cooking, I want to use it. I can estimate milliliters and grams but have a hard time with cups and ounces.

This is a battle we have been having for 50 years that I know of. Most of us who have worked with the metric system agree with you. I've only worked with it for a couple of science courses and I was really excited in the 1960's when it was seriously being discussed again. My husband comes from a long line of scientists.

Sigh.   :(

I distinctly remember the day in the 3rd grade when I was first introduced to metric system. I had this moment of pure joy, then confusion.  The joy was because this makes sense, and was so amazingly easy.  The confusion was because I couldn't understand why, if there was such an amazingly simple, wonderful system of measurement, did we use the imperial system at all.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10903 on: February 16, 2013, 11:25:48 AM »
I doubt the US will ever fully convert to the scientific system of measurement. I do wish it would happen, since I know both systems and use them often.

For kitchenwares, a 9"x13" casserole dish is 3 quarts. This website has a good reference chart: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10904 on: February 16, 2013, 12:08:37 PM »
Speaking of the metric system, the U.S. needs to just go ahead and adopt it. I spent four years of college using it every day and now that I'm on my own and I'm cooking, I want to use it. I can estimate milliliters and grams but have a hard time with cups and ounces.

This is a battle we have been having for 50 years that I know of. Most of us who have worked with the metric system agree with you. I've only worked with it for a couple of science courses and I was really excited in the 1960's when it was seriously being discussed again. My husband comes from a long line of scientists.

Sigh.   :(

I distinctly remember the day in the 3rd grade when I was first introduced to metric system. I had this moment of pure joy, then confusion.  The joy was because this makes sense, and was so amazingly easy.  The confusion was because I couldn't understand why, if there was such an amazingly simple, wonderful system of measurement, did we use the imperial system at all.

I learned that I shouldn't talk about cups in presence of my SO, for him that not a real unit* and unless I want to see him rant and rant and get mad it's best left alone. Then there was also the time that him and some friends started talking about it and decided that actually a base 7 unit would be better because blah blah blah** - I think they miss the point entirely, that it's not about being more precise for scientific measurements, it's about being easier to handle by the masses and people who think that a gallon of 50° water and another gallon of 50° water gets you two gallon of 100° water.

* things got better when I explained that a cup is a cup, always 250ml and not something that will vary. I use them when baking since I get my recipes from the web, usually in British or American blogs, so he'll have to get used to it.
**hanging out with mathematicians and informaticians when I'm far from one often finds me shutting of a large part of their discusion, so it could have been a base 16 or a banana for all I care.