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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5925 on: October 24, 2012, 07:08:30 AM »
Recently, I have had recurring dreams that my high school diploma is not valid and I have to go back to school (even though I am a 32 year old professional, with an engineering degree and a career where no one could care less about my high school). I guess there are no equivalency diplomas in dream land.

I had a dream once where I had to go back to first grade because of some kind of mistake somewhere.  Even in the dream, I was sitting there at a little desk thinking, "Oh, this is going to be so easy!"


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« Reply #5926 on: October 24, 2012, 12:43:06 PM »
Well, I am happy to report that the tattoo went swimmingly! Thanks for the reassurances. :)
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« Reply #5927 on: October 24, 2012, 04:45:35 PM »
Glad to hear it! :)

I will say, though, that I have had dreams that have come true.
But that's not the "usual" for me, and I don't think every - or even the vast majority - of dreams are anything more than subconcious scribbling. The ones that have come true normally have caught me off guard after the fact.
Anyway, my latest dream involves me being in high school and not being able to find my classroom. By the time I find my class, Dream Me realizes that I actually graduated eight years ago and can leave whenever I feel like it.

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« Reply #5928 on: October 24, 2012, 08:26:07 PM »
Going to step in here just to tell you that you don't ourgrow those school dreams.

It wasn't too long ago I dreamed that I lost my schedule - in high school, then turned up in my nightgown for a college course.

I have graduated, worked, and retired. By the way, the generations get mixed up. One of our kids was an instructor.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5929 on: October 24, 2012, 11:17:40 PM »
How on Earth to people get Saran wrap (cling wrap, plastic wrap, whateveryoucallit) to actually stick?  I can never do it consistently and even when I do get it to stick, it is so rare that I can't figure out how I did it.  If I had my own place, I would have Press'n'Seal, but I'm using what Mental Mother has.  Someone please help!
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5930 on: October 24, 2012, 11:44:15 PM »
How on Earth to people get Saran wrap (cling wrap, plastic wrap, whateveryoucallit) to actually stick?  I can never do it consistently and even when I do get it to stick, it is so rare that I can't figure out how I did it.  If I had my own place, I would have Press'n'Seal, but I'm using what Mental Mother has.  Someone please help!

Use enough of it that it goes around and over the edge of the dish by a significant margin and sticks to itself.  You don't always have to wrap the whole thing top and bottom, but getting at least 270-degree coverage helps a lot.

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« Reply #5931 on: October 24, 2012, 11:54:33 PM »
How on Earth to people get Saran wrap (cling wrap, plastic wrap, whateveryoucallit) to actually stick?  I can never do it consistently and even when I do get it to stick, it is so rare that I can't figure out how I did it.  If I had my own place, I would have Press'n'Seal, but I'm using what Mental Mother has.  Someone please help!

Use enough of it that it goes around and over the edge of the dish by a significant margin and sticks to itself.  You don't always have to wrap the whole thing top and bottom, but getting at least 270-degree coverage helps a lot.

Doesn't that mean I'd have to go mostly around the bowl twice? (You know, when there is a margin of 1" on two sides even though the other two sides are almost touching each other?  Then I have to go one direction then the other perpendicularly to cover everything.)  That seems like a waste to me (which is probably why I never tried it...Then again, I've seen people just go one way and still have it "cling".  Maybe I'm hopeless).
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5932 on: October 25, 2012, 12:06:14 AM »
How on Earth to people get Saran wrap (cling wrap, plastic wrap, whateveryoucallit) to actually stick?  I can never do it consistently and even when I do get it to stick, it is so rare that I can't figure out how I did it.  If I had my own place, I would have Press'n'Seal, but I'm using what Mental Mother has.  Someone please help!

Use enough of it that it goes around and over the edge of the dish by a significant margin and sticks to itself.  You don't always have to wrap the whole thing top and bottom, but getting at least 270-degree coverage helps a lot.

Doesn't that mean I'd have to go mostly around the bowl twice? (You know, when there is a margin of 1" on two sides even though the other two sides are almost touching each other?  Then I have to go one direction then the other perpendicularly to cover everything.)  That seems like a waste to me (which is probably why I never tried it...Then again, I've seen people just go one way and still have it "cling".  Maybe I'm hopeless).

If the bowl is wider than the saran wrap, don't go over the middle.  Make your first pass cover the front 2/3 of the bowl (with a healthy amount of saran wrap hanging off the edge for wrapping purposes), then the second pass cover the back 2/3 of the bowl so there's a stripe of about 1/3 the bowl's width in overlap in the middle.  And you don't have to go all the way around the bottom of the bowl too, but get low enough you can't just lift the saran wrap off the top once it's all mashed down and stuck to itself.

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« Reply #5933 on: October 25, 2012, 12:08:25 AM »
That makes a lot more sense.  Thank you!
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« Reply #5934 on: October 25, 2012, 01:32:07 AM »
How on Earth to people get Saran wrap (cling wrap, plastic wrap, whateveryoucallit) to actually stick?  I can never do it consistently and even when I do get it to stick, it is so rare that I can't figure out how I did it.  If I had my own place, I would have Press'n'Seal, but I'm using what Mental Mother has.  Someone please help!

Use enough of it that it goes around and over the edge of the dish by a significant margin and sticks to itself.  You don't always have to wrap the whole thing top and bottom, but getting at least 270-degree coverage helps a lot.

Doesn't that mean I'd have to go mostly around the bowl twice? (You know, when there is a margin of 1" on two sides even though the other two sides are almost touching each other?  Then I have to go one direction then the other perpendicularly to cover everything.)  That seems like a waste to me (which is probably why I never tried it...Then again, I've seen people just go one way and still have it "cling".  Maybe I'm hopeless).

No, I'm hopeless.  No matter whether I do a 2 or 3 pass around the bowl or 50/50 .. the wrap crap comes undone.  Which is why I use aluminum foil or zippy bags ;-) (unless it is cheese or 1 pork chop.. cos even then I can't go wrong ;-)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5935 on: October 25, 2012, 01:34:41 AM »
How on Earth to people get Saran wrap (cling wrap, plastic wrap, whateveryoucallit) to actually stick?  I can never do it consistently and even when I do get it to stick, it is so rare that I can't figure out how I did it.  If I had my own place, I would have Press'n'Seal, but I'm using what Mental Mother has.  Someone please help!

Use enough of it that it goes around and over the edge of the dish by a significant margin and sticks to itself.  You don't always have to wrap the whole thing top and bottom, but getting at least 270-degree coverage helps a lot.

Doesn't that mean I'd have to go mostly around the bowl twice? (You know, when there is a margin of 1" on two sides even though the other two sides are almost touching each other?  Then I have to go one direction then the other perpendicularly to cover everything.)  That seems like a waste to me (which is probably why I never tried it...Then again, I've seen people just go one way and still have it "cling".  Maybe I'm hopeless).

No, I'm hopeless.  No matter whether I do a 2 or 3 pass around the bowl or 50/50 .. the wrap crap comes undone.  Which is why I use aluminum foil or zippy bags ;-) (unless it is cheese or 1 pork chop.. cos even then I can't go wrong ;-)

Yeah, wrapping around individual slices of something is no big deal.  Putting it over a container is where I fail.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5936 on: October 25, 2012, 06:00:34 AM »
I'm sure cling wrap is less clingy than it used to be, I tend to use foil to cover things in the fridge now.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #5937 on: October 25, 2012, 08:04:37 AM »
A lot of the wraps require you to stretch them slightly to achieve the cling - try having a reasonable margin on one side (three or four inches), holding it down, and then STRETCHING the film across. Works for me every time.

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« Reply #5938 on: October 25, 2012, 09:14:28 AM »
I have found that only certain brand names of cling wrap actually cling to a bowl. You do have to stretch it slightly, as a PP said.

Many other brands only cling to the wrap itself, so you have to use lots of it and pretty much encase the bowl in plastic wrap. You have to go all the way around the bowl, top and bottom, at least with the first piece. Sometimes that will be enough of a base that the rest will stick.
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« Reply #5939 on: October 25, 2012, 09:49:14 AM »
Cling wraps vary in stickiness by brand and material too, so it might be the bowls as much as the wrap.  But when I need to cover and stick and the wrap just barely clears the width of the container, two passes crossing each other (I don't do side-by-side but an actual perpendicular crossover) does the job for me most times.  Note that just about every wrap will stick better to a dry warm surface than cold or moist, so a quick lap around the lip with a towel is sometimes all you need.

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