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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6120 on: November 22, 2012, 12:51:21 PM »
Depends on what it is.  If it's something that's really more academic knowledge (like how to make a sandwich), it doesn't matter because you're thinking about what you're doing more than how you're doing it. If it's more kinetic - like a golf swing or knitting - it can be pretty confusing when you have ongoing instructions. You can get the initial directions swapped in your head okay, but then you're constantly trying to check your body placement against whomever is teaching you and it can be pretty easy to forget to swap over a step or two - and then it's hard to catch what the problem was  :P

My DD is left-handed, while the rest of my family is right-handed.  My mother nearly drove herself batty trying to teach herself to knit left-handed so she could teach my DD. As it happened, DD got a knitting book and kit and taught herself to knit right-handed.  Problem solved! :)

Maybe it's the lack of sleep talking, but i found that touching. What a nice grandmother.

That is really sweet. Sounds like something my stepmom would do. (Not for knitting, but any time *I* fail at learning a craft, stepmom suddenly "remembers" she always wanted to learn that, so she does, then teaches me.)

My stepmom is left handed. I mirrored her to learn to knit. (and I have no idea if I knit left or right handed. The loops move onto my right needle from my left one, so is that right handed?)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6121 on: November 22, 2012, 01:48:11 PM »
Your dog has far more sensitive hearing than you, so she may get stressed when you cough because it is a loud harsh noise for her. She may also think you are distressed, and that upsets her.

Either that or you sound as though you are barking...
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6122 on: November 22, 2012, 01:51:31 PM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.
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« Reply #6123 on: November 22, 2012, 02:20:03 PM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

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« Reply #6124 on: November 25, 2012, 03:01:12 AM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

Awww you got your own little 'Lassie' wannabe.  ;D
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6125 on: November 25, 2012, 03:41:25 PM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

Awww you got your own little 'Lassie' wannabe.  ;D

Seems like it. She's a good girl, even if she gets anxious easily. Lately I've been running fever and either she doesn't like it or she just LOVES ot (I'm her heater?) because she has been right up my tush the whole time. Including "escorting" me to the bathroom and back.

Its almost funny, since my other two dogs are avoiding me and my feverish self. Maybe Bernadette thinks she's my nurse?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6126 on: November 26, 2012, 09:15:10 AM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

Awww you got your own little 'Lassie' wannabe.  ;D

Seems like it. She's a good girl, even if she gets anxious easily. Lately I've been running fever and either she doesn't like it or she just LOVES ot (I'm her heater?) because she has been right up my tush the whole time. Including "escorting" me to the bathroom and back.

Its almost funny, since my other two dogs are avoiding me and my feverish self. Maybe Bernadette thinks she's my nurse?

Those tendencies are what led us to train our poodle as a service animal - he's cued in to things that most dogs aren't, for some reason. We think it's pretty cool - he can tell to a very fine degree when DP calling "Honey!" is minor, important, urgent, or OMIGAWD!!! Some dogs just have that sixth sense. You might be able to train her to retrieve the inhaler - try giving her an empty one to retrieve (if she will play fetch) and go from there.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6127 on: November 29, 2012, 09:48:14 AM »
Why are native  New Zealanders  called  "Kiwis", and does the fruit hail from there as well (and that might answer my question)   ::))



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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6128 on: November 29, 2012, 09:53:38 AM »
Why are native  New Zealanders  called  "Kiwis", and does the fruit hail from there as well (and that might answer my question)   ::))

I assumed NZ people were named after the national bird.  I thought it applied to all NZ-ers, not just native peoples.

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« Reply #6129 on: November 29, 2012, 11:03:35 AM »
The fruit started being promoted and shipped by New Zealand growers, I think: the old name is "Chinese gooseberry," but if you've ever eaten gooseberries, about the only similarity is that both are green inside.
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« Reply #6130 on: November 29, 2012, 02:33:07 PM »
Why are native  New Zealanders  called  "Kiwis", and does the fruit hail from there as well (and that might answer my question)   ::))

In NZ, a kiwi is either the bird, the coin, or slang for a person.  The fruit is a "kiwi fruit." 

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« Reply #6131 on: December 01, 2012, 01:05:20 PM »
A really dumb question--can you download/play Angry Birds just on a PC?  My daughter is enamored of the game but I don't own a Smartphone, iTouch or anything like that.
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« Reply #6132 on: December 01, 2012, 01:26:54 PM »
A really dumb question--can you download/play Angry Birds just on a PC?  My daughter is enamored of the game but I don't own a Smartphone, iTouch or anything like that.

on google chrome you can install it from the chrome web store.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6133 on: December 01, 2012, 03:42:21 PM »
Why do I get a roaring noise in my ears when something painful is in my eye or I hurt my nose?
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« Reply #6134 on: December 01, 2012, 05:08:44 PM »
Why do I get a roaring noise in my ears when something painful is in my eye or I hurt my nose?

Sinuses? I get earache, facial pain, eye pain and toothache with mine. I also sometimes have noises in my ears and trouble with balance.
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