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ladyknight1

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9285 on: May 31, 2014, 04:35:06 PM »
It matches the other half that is on her friends' foot.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9286 on: May 31, 2014, 11:09:59 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

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« Reply #9287 on: May 31, 2014, 11:14:35 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

I'm concerned about why you care. The only time I get in contact with them is with a broom or gardening gloves.  :)

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« Reply #9288 on: June 01, 2014, 06:46:42 AM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9289 on: June 01, 2014, 07:03:13 AM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).

Weeeeelllllll, given what cochineal is made from...  :-X
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« Reply #9290 on: June 01, 2014, 06:13:49 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).

Thanks.  I have fairly mild allergies/sensitivities and didn't know if someone allergic to shellfish can get a reaction just from touching a lobster.  I wondered because if you are traipsing through the woods you usually aren't thinking about running into a crustacean and that might be a problem.

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« Reply #9291 on: June 01, 2014, 06:22:56 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).

Thanks.  I have fairly mild allergies/sensitivities and didn't know if someone allergic to shellfish can get a reaction just from touching a lobster.  I wondered because if you are traipsing through the woods you usually aren't thinking about running into a crustacean and that might be a problem.

Now that I think about it, really:

We had Asian ladybugs in swarms a few years ago, so I would use a vacuum cleaner with a wand to sweep them off the walls and ceiling of the enclosed porch. One family member is allergic to shellfish and had a reaction while I was vacuuming from the pieces that got through the filter. It wasn't severe enough to cause a major problem because he got out of there immediately and didn't return until the dust settled. So, I guess, the thing would be not to touch them or vacuum them.

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« Reply #9292 on: June 02, 2014, 08:55:54 AM »
Thank you for the responses regarding our sink.  I don't know what we'll do.  Right now it isn't a high priority (painting and replacing the flooring are next).  I suspect we'll just replace it in the future.

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« Reply #9293 on: June 02, 2014, 10:40:16 AM »
In many theatrical programs, certain actors are listed as "Swing."  What does that mean?  I notice that they are all actors playing bit parts or part of the chorus/ensemble.   It doesn't appear to mean 'understudy' because those actors are specifically named.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9294 on: June 02, 2014, 12:38:21 PM »
A swing is like an understudy's understudy.  So if the understudy steps into the leading role, the swing steps into the understudy's role.

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« Reply #9295 on: June 02, 2014, 06:48:20 PM »
Yesterday, I went to the grocery store. I carried my umbrella and purse in, found a cart, and pulled off to the side and out of the way since there were people coming in and leaving as well.  A woman pushing her toddler in a full shopping cart leaving the store, pulled inches in front of where I was, and huffed until she finally pulled around me. Then she grimaced and audibly sighed as she huffed past me.

What I want to know is:
*What could I have done differently? I was letting people go in and out, there was enough space to get three regular carts through and I was just putting my umbrella and purse in the cart, which took 5-10 seconds.

I think the shopper was frustrated that there were slower people in front of her, unless she pulled where I was, facing the other way. Yes, the other shopper was on a scooter with someone with a cart carrying their items out. They were slow, but you would have gotten out faster if you had just stayed behind them.

One of those "excuse me for living" things I suppose.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9296 on: June 03, 2014, 01:00:46 AM »
A swing is like an understudy's understudy.  So if the understudy steps into the leading role, the swing steps into the understudy's role.
Ah, that makes sense.  Thanks!
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« Reply #9297 on: June 03, 2014, 10:18:14 PM »
How do I get posts from business pages that I've liked on FB to show in my newsfeed? I don't want to get notifications from them, though. Is that even possible?

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« Reply #9298 on: June 03, 2014, 10:34:10 PM »
How do I get posts from business pages that I've liked on FB to show in my newsfeed? I don't want to get notifications from them, though. Is that even possible?

They pay Facebook.  Seriously, it's a really broken system right now - any post they put up is only shown to ~3% of their followers, unless they pay extra.  If those followers like/reply to it, then it gets shown to more.  The end result is a lot of people don't see the posts they specifically signed up to get, even when they want to.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9299 on: June 03, 2014, 11:03:56 PM »
How do I get posts from business pages that I've liked on FB to show in my newsfeed? I don't want to get notifications from them, though. Is that even possible?

They pay Facebook.  Seriously, it's a really broken system right now - any post they put up is only shown to ~3% of their followers, unless they pay extra.  If those followers like/reply to it, then it gets shown to more.  The end result is a lot of people don't see the posts they specifically signed up to get, even when they want to.

I thought that was the case. I do get a few - the ones where I have clicked on their links to take me to their blog/website seem to appear more often. Maybe I should go to all my liked pages and randomly like a bunch of their posts and see if those appear.