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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8490 on: October 08, 2013, 09:53:29 AM »
Any electrolyte drinks to me taste nasty. Gatorade, Powerade, Pedialyte. To me it tastes worse when I'm sick or need it the most, but when I'm not feeling well, my taste buds get overly picky.

I've never tried coconut water, but if it tastes anything at all like coconut itself, I'm sure I wouldn't like it. I can't stand coconut. And I don't drink soda either. When I'm dehydrated, I get some tea and sit in a hot bath or shower drinking tea. But then I have to go to bed. I can absorb all the water I want, but until I get some sleep and let it settle in, I'm useless. On the other hand, I've had problems with dehydration giving me migraines since middle school, so I've learned the early symptoms of when I need liquid and can usually fill myself up before it gets too bad.

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« Reply #8491 on: October 08, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »
My husband says the same thing about Gatorade.  In my opinion it always tastes vile.

We drink Gatorade but it's a bit intense so we cut it with seltzer. 

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« Reply #8492 on: October 08, 2013, 11:54:54 AM »
Isn't there a poster on here that has had success in locating lost objects?  I lost my e-blu extra battery and cartridge(electronic cigarette) Saturday night somewhere.  The last place I had it was my friend's house, but did not have it when I got home.  Could of swore it was in my pocket, but no luck.

If you travelled by car check down the seats and all around them.

Checked the car 3 times, including one today at lunch.  It didn't turn up.

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« Reply #8493 on: October 08, 2013, 12:30:17 PM »
My husband says the same thing about Gatorade.  In my opinion it always tastes vile.

We drink Gatorade but it's a bit intense so we cut it with seltzer.

I've always found Gatorade to be rather thin tasting.
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« Reply #8494 on: October 08, 2013, 01:02:02 PM »
My husband says the same thing about Gatorade.  In my opinion it always tastes vile.

We drink Gatorade but it's a bit intense so we cut it with seltzer.

I do that with the Crystal-Lite drink mixes, to make a less sugary soda-type drink for days when I'm totally sick of water but don't want a straight soda.
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« Reply #8495 on: October 08, 2013, 02:04:04 PM »
Can an underwire bra that has a broken wire be fixed?
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« Reply #8496 on: October 08, 2013, 04:00:15 PM »
Can an underwire bra that has a broken wire be fixed?

Not to my knowledge. Officially, bras are only supposed to last six months. If it's high end and broke in a considerably shorter time period, I might consider contacting the manufacturer.

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« Reply #8497 on: October 08, 2013, 05:04:15 PM »
I've seen underwire for sale in some craft stores. I wonder if it would be possible to make a tiny slit in the casing that holds the wire, push it out and insert a new one. I think it will be fiddly but the new underwires are cheap and the bra would be thrown out, otherwise, so it can't hurt to try.

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« Reply #8498 on: October 08, 2013, 05:31:07 PM »
This is a favorite and due to my washing method, I can usually get 5+ years out of one. This one must be close to 10 years old, but that is the only thing wrong with it! Le sigh.
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« Reply #8499 on: October 08, 2013, 06:27:40 PM »
I replaced an underwire once. I just unpacked some of the seam that was encasing it, pulled it out, fed a new one in and stitched it up. I never felt that it was as comfortable again though, but maybe I did it wrong or had the wrong sized wire. Can't hurt to try, I guess.
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« Reply #8500 on: October 08, 2013, 06:39:01 PM »
Why is cleaning a car called "detailing" instead of, say, "cleaning a car"?
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« Reply #8501 on: October 08, 2013, 06:57:46 PM »
Why is cleaning a car called "detailing" instead of, say, "cleaning a car"?

Detailing involves getting down into the nooks and crannies... even cleaning the air vents with cotton swabs.  It's a very thorough cleaning. It's "attention to all the details" cleaning.

Which is the opposite of how my boys clean their rooms  >:D
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« Reply #8502 on: October 08, 2013, 08:27:29 PM »
I replaced an underwire once. I just unpacked some of the seam that was encasing it, pulled it out, fed a new one in and stitched it up. I never felt that it was as comfortable again though, but maybe I did it wrong or had the wrong sized wire. Can't hurt to try, I guess.

Just realized it punctured the fabric when the wire broke. I will be going shopping for a replacement next week!
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« Reply #8503 on: October 09, 2013, 12:55:08 PM »
Betelnut wrote:

"Why is cleaning a car called "detailing" instead of, say, "cleaning a car"?"

Detailing can include anything from basic cleaning up to and including tearing out the whole interior down to the frame and rebuilding it or stripping the exterior of the car and redoing it, so "detailing" is really a superset of cleaning, and an auto detailer who just does a basic cleaning will still call it "detailing" the car.  Most people who use such services don't want to pay for more than basic cleaning, but for the right price a detailer can handle things like trim repair or fixing seats or customizing the dashboard and such.

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« Reply #8504 on: October 09, 2013, 02:25:51 PM »
A stupid question generated from another thread:

Why DO farmers need to get up pre-dawn to milk cows or whatever?  If you milk a cow twice a day, why can't you do it at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.? 

I understand that a lot of work needs to be done and you don't want to waste daylight but it has never made sense to me that cows "need" to be milked at 4:30 a.m.  Sleep cow, sleep.
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