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Northeast Gardening: Things that make you go "hmmmm" or Say what???!!!! Pt 5

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9363248

let's continue...
coming from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1272614/

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 20, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9363330

Yes, it's already Friday in some parts of the world...we're still spinning...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 20, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9363475

another confused woman called my friend that works security
Me: Hello, Security, Roric speaking
Lady: Is this security?
Me: (shaking my head) yes
Lady: I would like to leave my car for a few days while I travel.
Me: ok what kind of car is it.
Lady: Broo Toyota Camry NJ plate for licence. I leave there 4 days.
Me: Where is it going to be?
Lady: in parking lot there at Carnegie Center.
Me: which lot? which building?
Lady: leaving car n parking lot at building where I am working.
Me: (shaking my head) where do you work?
Lady: Carnegie Center...I leave my car for 4 days. In parking lot.
Me:...what building ma'am?
Lady: the 400.
Me: ma'am there iS no 400.
Lady: oh really? Well I leave car ok.
Me: ok ma'am...no problem. Have a nice trip

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2012
8:26 PM

Post #9363539

Maybe shes going back to her home planet for a short visit lol sheesh

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 21, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9363779

At least he can laugh about it!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9363801

You have to laugh or they'll drive you crazy!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9364116

From Twitter:

"The worst part about surviving the apocalypse is that everyone else survived too."

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 21, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9364121

Friendlier than some of my neighbors!

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/12/20/burglar-helps-self-to-cake-watches-tv-turns-on-tree-lights/

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9364179

Prarphernalia in his car explains a lot!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 21, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9364234

Yes, it does!!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9364545

maybe it 'splains my spelling LOL!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 22, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9364554

Nasty robbery in my town yesterday...trashed every room, including fridge & freezer...took 4 tvs, cash, jewelry, & all the Christmas presents...broke the sliding glass door on the deck...and nobody heard? This is in a busy neighborhood, was part of my mail route...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9364573

Most people including me, are barely aware of what's going on outside in cold weather. Of course, depends on how close the houses are. I hope I would notice if strange people were taking all those things from the neighbor's house. Must have had a van.
But trashing all the rooms and food? Sheesh. THat's overkill.

I'm sad to realize that property crime will probably be a continuing or bigger problem as the recession drags on.

Someone tried to break in to my DS's loft apartment yesterday. (Downtown, old industrial bldg, SW VA), He is here but one roomie was there and his noise seemed to make the burglar move off. I would not be surprised if it was one of their neighbors, who knows they are college kids and might all be home for holidays.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

December 22, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9364587

The bad guys think the best stuff is hidden in fridge or freezer.

Terrible shock for that family - so disturbing.

Overheard at Walmart

Young woman speaking to cashier


"Well, hi how ARE you?" "This is my boyfriend Sam."
"Sam, this is my ex sister in law."

"Did you know I remarried after your brother and I divorced?"
"Well, Sam is HIS brother"
Hmmmmmmmm

This is what makes me REALLY go hmmmmmm
Major mall at Christmas...it ain't so warm in those malls...

At the Photo with Santa area
Mom, Dad all bundled up...jeans...shirts...sweaters...wooly UGGS, etc,
~ 2 month old baby all decked out for the photo in SLEEVELESS silver and red satin ... with a few touches of purple...oh wait...those are her wee mottled arms!








ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 22, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9364872

I have seen babes really not dressed for the weather...afraid to say something however! Sally, sounds like your son had a lucky escape...yes, probably neighbors is right...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9364892

Oh poor baby
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9366633

No dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. However, in a recent linguistic conference held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world. Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, was the clear winner.

His final challenge was this: Some say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. Please explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand.

Here is his astute answer: "When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!"

His answer was received with a standing ovation lasting over 5 minutes.

AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9366724

Must have been an audience of mostly men! Very funny!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 25, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9366918

Great answer!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9366991

Hahaha!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 25, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9367018

Good one!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9367044

Hahahaha

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 26, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9367556

Great!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 26, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9367866

After of as now - I think this about my Job. No I would like to say take this job and...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 26, 2012
4:48 PM

Post #9367875

Would you be happier home without the job? If so, quit now...no sense suffering...
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9368210

I took the 2nd store in the height of holiday sales not knowing what I was getting into. Now that its over, maybe I can get into a routine & have 1/2 of a Life or somewhat of a "Normal" job, for a while.

The $$$$ is good. Most City Crew Workers dont do the physical labor I am. I can lean on a shovel. My husband says its too much for 1 woman to do alone during the holidays.

Lifting a 70 lb display, by myself. Up @ 3, on the road at 5:30 & home at 5:30. The 2nd store has kicked me. I am the 7th employee that has kept this job for more than 3 months.

Misery? Not peaches & cream.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 27, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9368234

schickenlady- seems like it will slow way down now until spring or easter do you think? which may not prevent those 70 lb displays and may not be good for the money with less hours...hope it works out for the best.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 27, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9368312

Sherrie, that sounds very physical...one reason I quit the post office was the heavy lifting...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9369128

Like I always say - people suck!!

http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/12/27/4507782/clemson-students-turtle-project.html

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 28, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9369135

you can say it again!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 28, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9369179

Not surprised...some ugly humans out there...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 28, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #9369470

How sad is that and we call ourselves human...We've pulled over many times to rescue them and let them go in our woods.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #9369726

http://news.msn.com/world/attorney-seeks-to-sue-connecticut-after-school-shooting

He thinks that was "forseeable"? Just another reason to hate lawyers. And those parents - how ungrateful can you be?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9369890

Typical. Tragedies bring out the best and the worst.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9369898

With Stormin' Norman passing the other day, they were giving some of his quotes. My favorite is, 'Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.' GREAT!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 29, 2012
11:24 AM

Post #9369910

Good one...Memory, I was not happy to see that article...on the other hand, loved the article in today's Courant about a 102 year old woman who drives an 82 year old Packard...she still changes the oil & sparkplugs!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

December 29, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9369992

Me:
How do you like the new computer game dad got you for christmas?

Grandson:
Great! It is really sweeeet! These zombies...they are coming at you...and then you throw the tomahawk and then the dynamite and then you can cut their heads off or blow them up...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9370046

Whoa! Guy catches place crash in Moscow on dashboard camera.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEQdW6yS5o4&feature=youtu.be

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 29, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9370081

Scary!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 29, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9370171

What is it with 'Sandy' and tragedies this year?!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

December 30, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9370388

Just an awful year. Sad for a lot of folks.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 30, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9370858

Trying to research about seed germination. One of the hits was a site called Grasscity. Let's just say, it ain't Miscanthus they're trying to germinate!

One guy wrote "It's been 20 hours since I put my seeds in the damp paper towel, and I haven't seen a thing happen to my seeds yet!" Geezawhiz!! Bit impatient, are we? ROFL
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 30, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9370924

Heehee. Was he maybe trying to grow his own answer to the cliff?!!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
4:15 AM

Post #9371078

On the subject of germination - The Dave is building a germination timetable app that links to your zip code. It is still in Beta. http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/14212/An-app-for-determining-the-right-time-to-plant-vegetables/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:11 AM

Post #9374185

Anyone remember the Bugs Bunny episode with the two friends on the deserted island - one fat, one skinny - who start seeing each other as a hamburger and hot dog???

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
12:24 PM

Post #9374314

Hmm - hope this is true and really catches on.

http://www.wimp.com/plantplastic/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
12:57 PM

Post #9374334

Reported today that NY State has covered up its own report on fracking safety, which concluded that it is safe. Someone leaked it to the NY Times.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 3, 2013
4:16 PM

Post #9374528

Not surprised!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
4:50 PM

Post #9374566

I dreamed that they sent me flowers to fluff & put away. I got flowers with fish in bowls. I droppe a fish and tried to grab it & put it back in the water. I hate dumb stupid dreams.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
8:04 PM

Post #9374736

Anyone see the new HGTV dream home giveaway?
Now that's my kind of house, rather up in the mountains but I'll take it...I always do the 360 tours and found 1 weird room, the loft...it's a kids bunk room with the stairs going down right in the front, better hope your kid's not a sleepwalker
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 4, 2013
9:31 AM

Post #9375194

The marsh...the marsh...if those kids make it down the stairs and ouside, the marsh mosquitos will carry them away quicker than anynPeter Pan and Tinkerbell dream can!


victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
9:35 AM

Post #9375199

How crazy and outrageous is this?!!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/03/california-rape-conviction-overturned-impersonation-sleeping-woman/1808221/?sf8339760=1

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9375208

LOL, Rosie, need to put up some bat houses when I win, huh?


Unreal, this country has lost it
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 4, 2013
11:18 AM

Post #9375304

Wonder if the judge would think differently if someone tried to impersonate him in the marital bed.

A bat house would help ...some...but thank goodness that house offers lots of views for those too fainthearted to wander outdoors.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 4, 2013
11:27 AM

Post #9375319

Loved the house...if I had to live in a city, it would be Charleston...however, the marsh bothered me as well...great for birding, but the mosquitoes would win out!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 4, 2013
11:48 AM

Post #9375337

I try to visit Charleston 2-3 x year. Great food - southern cooking ( oh those sticky buns!) and the seafood is especially fine. Folks are so friendly. Great town to walk and shop. But when it is hot and humid...oh boy...no escape...add to that mosquitos... like wearing scratchy wool in a steambath. BUT IF I WIN THAT BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, I'LL FIND A WAY TO MANAGE THE BUGS!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9375372

Yeah, thanks for reminding me, Jen! Will enter as much as I can. Ashame most winners have to sell.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:54 PM

Post #9375406

I can imagine the taxes on it

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9375428

Look at the amount of pork in gravy you get in this package. THe box is easily twice as big as the food. Deceitful. Wasteful for transport- shipping boxes of air.

Thumbnail by sallyg
Click the image for an enlarged view.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9375461

I have always thought I would do this if I won. Since you are the full owner and there is no mortgage, you own 100% of the equity. Get a home equity loan against it. Pay the tax with that. Then rent it (if you can) during the times when you will not use it. That should easily pay the loan.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9375562

Holy crap!

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/04/even-more-images-of-the-airport-full-of-15-000-flood-damaged-san/
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 4, 2013
9:59 PM

Post #9375896

I think the 500K is to help with the taxes incurred by the big win. But if not already wealthy, after the 1st year, homeowners taxes, insurance, and association fees, will surely be prohibitive.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 5, 2013
12:36 PM

Post #9376272

I'd sell my house & live there permanently, mosquitoes & all! Taxes aren't as high as CT, I'm sure...neither is the cost of living...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
1:03 PM

Post #9376290

[quote="victorgardener"]How crazy and outrageous is this?!!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/03/california-rape-conviction-overturned-impersonation-sleeping-woman/1808221/?sf8339760=1[/quote]

Horrible

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9376301

The house plus 500 k? wow. Agreed on the mosquito problem, you'd spend 100k in screening right off, lol.
Jen if your kid doesn't sleepwalk down the steps, she may fall out of the plunge pool on the wrong side, yikes.
I do like the outdoor shower, kinda sorta wish I could do one here.
But my dream home really is in the mountains too. THen I'd just visit the beach.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9376306

Mountains here, too.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 5, 2013
2:32 PM

Post #9376382

Robin, but then each year you would have to pay land tax on the full value of the house ( more than a million dollar value.) All other expenses in that neighborhood would be on par with the value of the house. That is why nobody keeps -- the house is paid in full with the 'win,' and initial taxes on the 'win' are paid too, but after that first year, still have to pay the yearly land tax, the subdivision fees ( you can bet there are some) and have the resources to actually live there - bet utilities ain't cheap!

This message was edited Jan 5, 2013 10:43 PM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
4:03 PM

Post #9376460

oh carp- I guess you have to pay income tax on the property gain (capital gain??)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9376471

Peterson Bros do Gangnam Style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX153eYcVrY

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
4:42 PM

Post #9376513

Yes, if you sell it later and you get more than the value when you got it.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
5:39 PM

Post #9376582

Loved that Sally!! That was a good one. Some others haven't been that good!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
7:18 PM

Post #9376699

cute video
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 6, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9377508

Love that video!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 6, 2013
3:56 PM

Post #9377520

Mall.

Husband: "Why you looking at that?"
Wife : "it's so cheap!"
Husband: "It's 6 sizes too small!"
Wife: "It's so cheap!"
Husband: "It ain't gonna fit"
Wife: "But it's so cheap at this price I can't afford NOT to get it!"
Husband: "We'd save MORE money if you laid off those fries!"

I would have whopped him a good one but the gal just giggled and he gave her a "honey I love you just like you are" grin.

Made my day! That was the best thing at the mall!


missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 6, 2013
4:02 PM

Post #9377533

Interesting sounding music coming from the loft...hubby just went upstairs 10 min before to watch a movie on DVD...



Me. "what you watching?"
Hubby: (silence)
Me: " WHAT YOU WATCHING?"
Hubby: " umm..um...I don't know...there were so many damn previews, I forget what I put in!"

He is a cheap date!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 6, 2013
4:16 PM

Post #9377548

hahaha
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
8:10 AM

Post #9378008

My turntable just broke. Now I have to find someone that does "vintage" audio repair. I think this one is from the early 70's. Probably played a lot of Donna Summer before I got it at Goodwill. It is a direct drive so it sets the needle down itself and the whole thing is very thin as the needle is in the top of the case so it fits in the spce of a drawer in a cabinet.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2013
8:22 AM

Post #9378019

I sadly tookmy turntable to the dump years ago. Probaby a broken wire said D H .

Dyed blue orchids at home depot. Yuck.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
8:31 AM

Post #9378027

never set up all the stereo components when we moved here, turntable still in attic, would like to convert all my albums, though
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
10:39 AM

Post #9378161

I had a tape convered to CD - had it "remastered" for $29.95. The digital version sucks! I never realized what a difference there is between analog and digital - at least when it comes to Jazz. I bought a digital turntable to put all my vinyl on CDa couple of years ago and I'm just not going to do it after I heard the difference. I will just keep a sound system going and playing my records.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 7, 2013
10:49 AM

Post #9378175

I have a turntable (still use it too) just like that. Nice and thin... direct drive (didn't know it was called that)
Marantz or Sony - I forget. All the burt bacharahs on Vinyl

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:38 AM

Post #9378210

Okay - what's a turntable??? ^_^

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:41 AM

Post #9378216

Jazz sounds so much better on vinyl

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9378217

Funny episode a bit ago. Was in my hot tub. Got out and checked my phone. Saw a text from Allison. Said, 'Hot tub??' I thought, 'How the he** did she know?!! Is she outside??' I look again and there is a photo above showing a long car with a really big back that did look like a redneck hot tub. Been cracking up since! It's all about timing...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9378218

Never bought into that, Jen.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:46 AM

Post #9378222

Heard people say that about classical too. At best, with a really expensive cartridge, it will approach digital, but not equal it, in my opinion. Audio lunatics (like camera lunatics) are in another universe. They claim they can hear parts of the spectrum that NO ONE can - especially adults. But it becomes like a religion. That is why I never get into the camera discussion groups. People are nuts!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:47 AM

Post #9378228

You need to hear the scratches in it, makes it more real. Digital makes it sound fake
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 7, 2013
12:05 PM

Post #9378251

you should have taken a camera photo of you in your hot tub Victor and sent a reply 'yup!'



I don't 'hear' anything I guess.

My husband used to say "can't you HEAR that radio is between channels?"

no...

I guess there is no more between channels nowadays with digital. Although my alarm radio can land between channels with the knob it has. 'Course it is as old as the hills.

AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9378283

I like the pops and the scratches in my music.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9378349

[quote="missingrosie"]Interesting sounding music coming from the loft...hubby just went upstairs 10 min before to watch a movie on DVD...



Me. "what you watching?"
Hubby: (silence)
Me: " WHAT YOU WATCHING?"
Hubby: " umm..um...I don't know...there were so many damn previews, I forget what I put in!"

He is a cheap date!
[/quote]


That is funny!!!

missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 7, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9378422

Yes it was to me..but he sounded sort of scared. Like he thought maybe he had a mini stroke.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9378432

Hee hee!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9378433

Seems our whole household is deaf. I call it the deaf comedy jam.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2013
3:35 PM

Post #9378460

((snort!))

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
7:21 PM

Post #9378688

Wow - the guy nominated to be the next CIA director, Brennan, is only seven years older than me! Take a look at his photo.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
7:39 PM

Post #9378705

He answers to 'Lucky'...

http://www.kvia.com/news/Man-shocked-by-power-line-on-Monday-was-previously-attacked-by-Africanized-bees/-/391068/18039808/-/cc43y7/-/index.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
8:30 PM

Post #9378768

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/john-o-brennan/gIQA9SFs9O_topic.html

He looks 30 years older than you!!! Must have had rough life

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9378904

Guess ordering people killed will do that!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
6:13 AM

Post #9378931

My step mother in law's niece needed a blood transfusion her hemoglobin was 6 when it's supposed to be 11-15, she's had so many problems and looks sick all the time(I don't think she's 30 yet). Doctor told her to stop eating soy and eat some real meat

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9379021

Here is my 85 yr old dad. He looks younger than Brennan!

Thumbnail by victorgardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:32 AM

Post #9379073

Handsome man there Victor!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:34 AM

Post #9379074

Thanks - and a great one!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:42 AM

Post #9379079

Had breakfast with a friend today. He had to have a cardiac procedure done over the holidays at Columbia Presbyterian. While there, a 90 yr old man came in and shared the room. Turns out he worked in the toy business. He told my friend one day, very long ago, a young man had an appointment to see him to pitch an idea. He was kind of disheveled and walked in carrying two bags. Toy guy asks him what he had. Man reaches in and takes out his creations. 'Puppets??!', the toy guy asks. 'No', the young man answers. 'They're called Muppets.'

Wow.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9379084

Sure, and I invented the internet

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9379093

Nope. True story. The guy put him in contact with the woman who started the CTW.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9379096

what is ctw?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
10:03 AM

Post #9379114

http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2013/01/man_climbs_seaside_roller_coaster_unfurls_american_flag.html#incart_m-rpt-1


did they not think leaving it there, no one was going to climb up on it? I mean really!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
10:06 AM

Post #9379119

Children's Television Workshop - the ones who own Sesame Street.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9379160

Wow - never a shortage of kooks.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-fau-prof-newtown-20130107,0,4267958.story

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9379282

Lots of those higher learning proffs totally out of touch with the real world

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2013
2:32 PM

Post #9379335

FL Atlantic Univ? WHose motto might be 'Profitus Ergo Sum'. Never heard of it.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
3:03 PM

Post #9379365

That is really sad, hope the families don't hear him!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
3:26 PM

Post #9379388

If nothing, this guy is resourceful.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/woman-choked-with-dreadlocks-487612

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2013
3:56 PM

Post #9379431

Any girl that would be that guy's GF...sorry, I will restrain myself, I didn't really mean that.
Maybe she just got all ''caught up'' in the dreads..

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
8:40 PM

Post #9379690

New one from my friend who works security

Time 9:56pm. I walk into the Gym at work to shut down. Employee on treadmill. Conversation was as follows:
Me: excuse me Sir, the Gym closed at 9pm.
Dude: what?
Me: Gym closes at 9pm
Dude: it is not stated anywhere.
Me: (pointing to big ass blue sign on wall) See, Gym hours Monday through Friday 7am- 9pm.
Dude: that was not there yesterday or any other time I have been in here.
Me: Sir, the day the Gym opened 3 years ago that sign has been there.
Dude: Well, I am telling you it was not there. It is new.
Me: (shaking my head) Sir, you need to finish up now and leave.
Dude: Why can't you just let me finish my routine. Nobody's gonna know. I am doing nothing wrong.
Me: Gym closes at 9pm Sir. I told you that. You gotta play by the rules.
Dude: I am a rule breaker. Nobody will know I am here.
Me: I know you are here and I need to follow the rules.
Dude: I will give you a dollar.
Me: Don't make me angry. You need to leave.
Dude: can you at least let me shower so I don't have to smell driving home.
Me: absolutely not sir, it is 10pm. You need to gather your things and leave.
Dude: I am reporting you. You are being unreasonable
Me: By all means, please report me. I love the publicity.

(Angrily collects his stuff and leaves in a huff)
Me: the name is Roric. You are gonna need it for your complaint. Have a nice night.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9379820

Gore did not even have the guts to attend the meeting for the staff and new owners.


http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/current_situation_XLE3W50v6I9Gbyqe6Z4pFP

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 9, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9379844

Jen, your friend should write a book...some people are such jerks...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2013
7:42 PM

Post #9380599

Keep the Roric stories coming!

"...some people are such jerks..."
Wait Robindog, you referring to the Roric weirdos, or Al ? chuckle
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9380780

Heehee

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 10, 2013
7:04 AM

Post #9380839

Both, of course...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
10:57 AM

Post #9381044

How bad is it when the phrase you hear most often from your kids is, "Daddy, that's INAPPROPRIATE!!" ??? ^_^

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9381077

LOL!!! Good boys!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9381078

:-)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
12:10 PM

Post #9381111

Gotta find out who taught them that word...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9381151

ROTFL

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 10, 2013
3:13 PM

Post #9381255

Mom.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2013
5:08 PM

Post #9381435

Heehee. Very smart, boys!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
9:12 AM

Post #9384588

Wow.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2261985/Belgian-twin-brothers-killed-doctors-choosing-euthanasia-able-again.html

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
9:24 AM

Post #9384600

Not sure how I feel about that...think it's kind of selfish in one way, what about their parents and other brother?Then I think what it would be like to be both deaf and blind...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
9:31 AM

Post #9384610

unreal, going blind is NOT a death sentence

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9384651

It's nuts to me. There are people with far worse who fight to overcome their challenges.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
10:32 AM

Post #9384686

yep

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
11:20 AM

Post #9384738

I hear about my wife's patients and am truly amazed at the fighting spirit. 19 yr olds who become quadriplegic because of their own recklessness go from wanting to die to not only working so hard to adapt and live a full life but to help others in their situation. Very inspiring.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9384791

I can't imagine being the doctor participating. Maybe after they HAD gone blind, and could say what they endured...

Compare to the movie The Sea Inside with Javier Bardem

I sort of compare to this case, but in this case they at least were trying the seperation surgery to lead normal lives. But there was a huge risk of death.
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=128393&page=1

I don't think one of us can fairly say what it's like to be deaf AND then become blind too. Can you imagine the lack of input from the world? I can't. Don't deaf people rely on vision to help overcome deafness?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9384826

Way more Americans killed last year in Chicago than Afghanistan.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9384872

Nice to see we're not only backing, but joining, the French in their 'foreign wars of choice'. Since they did the same for us...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 14, 2013
1:52 PM

Post #9384910

Really? Sad about the twins...Helen Keller lived an awesome life deaf & blind...& who knows what cures are forthcoming?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
7:11 PM

Post #9385283

And Chicago picking right up where it left off - 22 murders in 11 days.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 15, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9385727

Not thinking of moving there, Victor?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9385744

Hope this doesn't offend anybody, but Chicago has never appealed to me, to the point , why would anybody live there?

Not saying my local Baltimore is that great

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
9:04 AM

Post #9385848

Love the suburbs of Chicago, my bil is from there. Ever see Home Alone? that's what their area looked like

Some areas of Baltimore are scary, same as some areas of NY and NJ

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
11:14 AM

Post #9385996

Visiting in March. Must pack the bullet-proof garments! Anything to recommend seeing???

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9386004

This SHOULD be a major scandal, but with the particular candidate/party involved, it won't be.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gLk_ImIER93A2y6ra4Vw3qovHvdQ?docId=d39e61e8f7684806bb1aa68ca341aad4

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9386071

A friend wished me a 'Happy Colonoscopy' for my 50th! I told him, 'Sorry, but I don't like you THAT much!'
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 15, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9386217

was he offering to DO it? Observe it? PAY for it? -- you have to ask these things Victor before you make a rash decision.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9386289

I treated it as DO it. ;)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 15, 2013
4:26 PM

Post #9386456

I liked the Natural History Museum in Chicago...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2013
4:42 PM

Post #9386470

[quote="flowAjen"]

Some areas of Baltimore are scary, same as some areas of NY and NJ[/quote]
For sure.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9386477

We will be visiting family in the burbs - Elk Grove Village.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
9:00 AM

Post #9389136

Unbelievable. Good that they're getting rid of them but it shows just how stupid and wasteful they are. How much $$ was buned on these?!!

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_AIRPORT_SCANNERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-18-11-51-13

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
10:22 AM

Post #9389210

Maybe they can get some scrap metal $ and pay down the debt?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9389283

Before getting rid of them, they should make Napolitano go through one and have her agents laugh at her.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
12:18 PM

Post #9389310

Remember this clown from Katrina?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/18/new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin/1845617/
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9389461

Yes and not surprised at this!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 18, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9389512

Glad he got what he deserved!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
5:47 PM

Post #9389683

Bad guys gotta do what they gotta do.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/alaska/hammerpoint-bank-robbery-846793

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9389697

Resourceful

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2013
9:47 AM

Post #9391208

So this will be one of the performers at the inauguration. Strange pick, having recently performed like this, no??

Thumbnail by victorgardener
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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9391289

HA.

And just what is the purpose of pop performers at an inauguration anyway?????? And how much are WE spending on all this trash? Are the attendees getting "swag" gifts? Can't they come potluck and donate a month worth of free food to all the homeless shelters in DC???


I am pleasant around my family, I swear. It's just here I sound like a screeching harpy.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 20, 2013
2:12 PM

Post #9391511

What! I'm sure that's what every parent wants their child to see...I agree...waste of money.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9391514

Heehee, Sally. I think that is an awesome idea about bringing potluck and food for shelters.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
10:49 AM

Post #9392454

Okay, ladies, any takers??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265402/Adventurous-human-woman-wanted-birth-Neanderthal-man-Harvard-professor.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
10:58 AM

Post #9392462

Just because you can do it doesn't mean that you should!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
11:14 AM

Post #9392479

True. That really goes for European men ans Speedos!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9392489

Oh Brother...just what we need more "cave" men!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9392497

Hey, I resemble that remark! Grunt, grunt.

Just got my DNA analysis and I am 1.5% Neanderthal. We all have some %.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2013
12:24 PM

Post #9392545

Heehee!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
12:36 PM

Post #9392562

Very cool stuff. Will describe in more detail in a later post.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
12:42 PM

Post #9392573

Old habits die hard. See the pic of Bill Clinton checking out Kelly Clarkson today?!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:04 PM

Post #9392610

He's a pig


"would steer the development of the hybrid embryo on Neanderthal lines, rather than human ones." so are they saying neanderthals are not human??? then what are they??


victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9392643

They are a different species from H. sapiens.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 21, 2013
1:39 PM

Post #9392662

I'd rather see a wooly mammoth cloned!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9392676

Would or want to carry that sucker inside me!! ^_^

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:53 PM

Post #9392679

They list Neanderthal as a subspecies and argue about whether they "intermingled" with homo sapiens and scientists tend to not know much of what went on that long ago, it's all about educated guesses, 1 says one thing another says something else...I say who the heck cares! Lets work on solving problems that are actually effecting the world today

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:57 PM

Post #9392682

Maybe Neanderthals have some ideas on that!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
2:00 PM

Post #9392688

Also, there were Denosivans, another H. species. That was included in the Nat Geo DNA test as well.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9392692

In related news, quadruple-helix DNA has been found in humans. Was thought that only double existed. Might be linked to cancer.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
2:48 PM

Post #9392734

Peanut allergies.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2008-12/why-are-so-many-kids-allergic-peanuts?src=twitter

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2013
6:47 PM

Post #9392953

Still seeems baffling about the allergies

Winter storm Jove? Did I miss something? Since when do we name winter storms?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
6:48 PM

Post #9392956

Just this year. Weather Channel got permission to name them.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
8:27 PM

Post #9393141

I think it's in the way they are processed here in the US, esp with the GMO crap
In Israel peanut allergies are non existent, maybe they should do some research there

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
8:55 PM

Post #9393189

Oh for pete's sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/149893/5yearold_girl_suspended_for_making

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9393358

Yeah, I heard that the other day.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 22, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9393394

Common sense isn't common anymore...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9393462

What a way to go! ROTFL
http://main.aol.com/2013/01/16/donna-lange-breasts-smother-kill-boyfriend-everett-washington_n_2488747.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9393469

Saw that a few days ago too - you're way behind, Jen!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9393479

Preview of what is to come in this country.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/22/elderly-hurry-up-die-japanese
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
8:08 AM

Post #9393563

I was just talking with a GF last night about this subject. She and her RN sister were trying to figure out what disease they could leave untreated that would cause an early death without a whole lot of pain. They didn't come up with a good answer.

As I am getting closer to retirement I deal with the "value" of my life when I am not productive. Time and time again, there is information that shows how those of us who will be using Social Security and Medicare are draining the viability of the country. I feel really guilty about that.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
8:48 AM

Post #9393608

Memory don't feel guilty how can you be "draining the viability of the country" when you've given so much to it. You have more than earned your share.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 22, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9393614

I think of my brother's MIL who died at 104 still with her faculties...she was a lovely, caring woman to the end, & we are not better off without her...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9393629

It's crazy talk. Wasting money and effort to prolong a life that has no quality is a totally different thing. My wife sees this in the nursing home. People in vegetative state on vents for years.

And 'productive' does not equal working! If so, I have been useless for the past nine years.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9393666

Victor - you care for your family - that is productive.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9393851

Life? I am now DROID after 3 years of being a Flip - I might be rigamortis getting set up right.

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9393855

By the way, Congress passed legislation a few weeks ago to outlaw too-loud commercials. Aren't we all so happy they spent time on THAT with nothing else pressing to deal with?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
1:20 PM

Post #9393868

I thought they had done that already?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2013
1:24 PM

Post #9393869

I dunno- something was being announced on the radio. Maybe it took effect.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9393992

Things that make you go "hmmmm" guess I have to learn the Space button.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 23, 2013
6:19 AM

Post #9394506

Sherrie...how's the job coming along?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9394561

saw a lady this morning with pony tail sticking up on the very top of her head like Qbert. The same lady rearranging her blanket around her while driving
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9394597

Poor soul - her car heater is probably broken! Yikes!

It was so cold last night that my furnace couldn't keep up and the warmest the house got was 63 when I cranked the furnace up to 73! I set the thermastat a little higher than usual today before I left just so it wouldn't have to put on a big rise when I get home tonight.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9394634

we keep out temp set at 58 at all times. on friday we had an oil delivery that was $750 which was a nice reminder why.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:04 AM

Post #9394635

Very hard on the equipment to bring it all the way back up to the temp

Friend of mine was having problems yesterday with his heat, tells me around 11pm when hubby is already sleeping, couple of things I told him to check and found the problem

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:05 AM

Post #9394637

58?!!!!!!!!!!!!! do you wear coats in the house?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:11 AM

Post #9394654

Really! That is COLD. If you were a NYC landlord you would be in jail. Switch to gas!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:18 AM

Post #9394664

I have a programable thermostat and I set it to 59 - 58 at night and all the way up to 66 when I am home. I try to move the top number down a degree each year planning for less money to spend on utilities when I retire.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9394679

Cool at night is okay, though that is a bit too cold for me.

Oil or gas, Mem?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:36 AM

Post #9394696

Is there even gas service out where you live Bill? You def don't want propane
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2013
9:30 AM

Post #9394783

I think propane uses more but cost less per gallon.

Job is OK - I dread tomorrow though as its hard to work in the back receiving rooms when its like 55 degrees & you have your hands in cold water. arghhhhhhhhh

Now the new phone. I used my landline to call the cell phone to activate it. I then called my home landline to make sure I could do it.

Now today my cell makes a noise and I tried to see what was going on. Next the house landline calls and it showed Joy West was calling and it was MY NEW CELL PHONES NUMBER !!!! So I go back to look in the cell to see if I called myself again and somehow (duhhh) got into the messages and there is messages in there from people I dont know. What gives?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
10:36 AM

Post #9394851

Takes awhile to get used to it, my hubby still hates his
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2013
10:55 AM

Post #9394872

I did not call my home landline phone with the new cell.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
11:02 AM

Post #9394879

well just back from a 3.5 mile power walk, it was 11 out there, not too bad except a coulpe places where there was open space for the wind to hit you.

no coats in he house - i wear a t-shirt or long sleeve t-shirt - no big deal. could thing some of you were not born a 100 years ago you would have never survived :)

neighbors have propane - i am sure this is gas if we wanted it - too many homes have been blown up recently from gas leaks so sticking with oil.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9394913

If I lived 100 years ago I'd be closer to a fire, it would still be warmer than 58
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
11:52 AM

Post #9394943

who goes to get the wood?
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9394982

Victor - gas and a very high efficiency furnace (Munchkin). I just am trying to be very frugal so it won't be such a shock - my house is smallish and fairly well insulated so the gas bill has never been up to $200. I have a down robe that I wear in the house - it is really warm and I wear socks and soft soled shoes or boots - in case I step on a cat part - that hurts them less. :)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
1:03 PM

Post #9395006

Can't even imagine 58 in my house! We keep our therm at 70 and I still wear a thermal and a sweatshirt on days like today. I won't see my t shirt again till about May!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9395012

A little history lesson...the Romans invented a underfloor furnace centuries ago called a hypocaust and the first coal furnace in the US was invented by Dave Lennox in 1885

but, of course, the men would bring in the wood

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
1:39 PM

Post #9395048

Romans invented everything.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9395088

What's up with the men's winter hats theybare making now? Colors, patterns and styles look like women's.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9395104

Gotta love all the successes of our Arab spring and N. Africa policy.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/morocco-change-law-allowing-rape-marriage

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:48 PM

Post #9395129

Hats? I haven't seen any girly ones on men...it's the SCARVES...what the heck???!!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:55 PM

Post #9395137

I've seen many.

My fifth grader tells me a sixth grader on his bus continued the incredibly STUPID tradition of licking a pole today. He got on the bus with his tongue bleeding. Our future is in good hands.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9395150

ROTFL, things never change and yet no one has learned to just pour on some warm water to dislodge the tongue?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9395159

I think he was so embarrassed he did not want to let his family know. Did not go to school nurse either.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9395160

We actually turned the heat up to 60 this year and 58 at night. I think you get used to it. I do turn it up to 66 when Leah comes over.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
3:09 PM

Post #9395165

My wife would leave. She's got the Latina / Carribean blood. The pool is too cold for her when it's 83 or so.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 23, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9395166

I wear uggs in the house! So toasty! I wear UGGS to garden - best darn gardening shoe ever. Not hot --- snakes can't bite thru, ticks have a long hike too. Comfortable but not sure why since I don't think great support built into the boot.


We keep set temp at 70 day and 59 at night - under down filled blanket -- so OK and better breathing with heat not blowing. Propane gas furnace. Propane does rust the furnace pipes eventually so that is why I don't like -- but it does provide for good heat. Not too expensive because the house is SIP and so solid foam in walls and ceiling-- no attic -- so should be difficult to heat with tall ceiling height --but is not with the SIP construction. Very uniform temps - no air leaks --again because of long panels making up the walls,no split or seams in walls. I think that has helped with heating costs. Set at 70 degrees, the furnace doesn't cycle much because the foam is a good insulator. Having lived in older home in Brooklyn and in Queens and Catskill mts...I remember if there was air leak in house-- no matter what the setting was -- it got cold and it was expensive. Perhaps wha's house is super tight. Setting at 58 doesn't mean the indoor temp is 58. It was 16 degrees here this morn - no sun on house overnight - and this morn with the setting at 59 the indoor temp was still 70. Like living in a big soda cup! My daughter in Pa. Her house 1920 Sears catalogue house - drafty. Uses oil and she keeps thermostat low... Yet her oil costs could send her to europe each year on nice vacation!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 23, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9395184

Ha ha. Just read my post..bla..bla..bla..bla...bla! I guess no more 3 cups of coffee for me! Work stress + coffee = C R A Z Y! Sorry ;0)

Interested in a good dish?
Had fresh caught salmon from Costco ( hard to find - mostly Costco has farmed)
Cut it into wee chunks with meat scissor. ( peeled the skin off first -- that was hard!)
Sauteed thin sliced sweet onions in pot in wee bit of olive oil.
Added chopped fresh garlic and watched so not burn.
Stir.. Stir...Onions limp and brown. Garlic brown

Turn fire up high.
Half stick butter in pan
Put the salmon in and fry high and fast so outside browns good inside not cooked tho.
Add 3/4 can low sodium chicken broth
Celery seed, pepper, - whatever spice rings your bell
Cover for few minutes while it simmers and fish cooks.
Add fresh shredded parm cheese


Toss fish cheese broth mix with well drained al dente pasta
Hardly any mess! Quick too.
My hubby loved it and says he will keep me around another year! He wishes I would add a bit of heavy cream -- but still have a wee bit of mortgage and so no cream for him --- yet!

Pss can add small drop of white wine if you want to snazz it up.



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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 23, 2013
4:21 PM

Post #9395243

I'm glad the topic was cold houses today...it was 55 in my son's kitchen, 60 in the playroom...there are no thermostats in the house...he has an outdoor furnace that burns wood that heats hot water which circulates under the floors...his furnace is propane, & there are huge dials & gauges in the cellar...nothing I could safely touch! I called...got voice mail...Grant & I found sunshine in the living room where we sat wrapped in blankets...then went to the WARM library for a program...by the time I picked up the girls at the bus stop & got back to the farm it was a toasty 58 in the kitchen ...I cooked dinner & that kept me warm...son's explanation? Not enough wood, & took too long for propane to kick in...I will NOT babysit again under those conditions...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9395272

Funny, Rosie!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9395276

Think it's a horrible and dangerous idea to allow women in combat roles. They will regret it.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2013
6:42 PM

Post #9395396

victor, why do you feel so strongly about that? I don't know that I have an opinion.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9395401

Two reasons. Frontline combat is much more physically demanding. Second, frontline troops are much more likely to be taken prisoner. If past history is any guide, female prisoners are much more likely to be sexually assaulted.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2013
6:55 PM

Post #9395411

Remember Jessica Lynch being a huge event.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
6:57 PM

Post #9395412

And let's just say that the men in countries we are most likely to be fighting don't treat women very well to begin with...

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9395458

Ohmigod, if that's not the truth...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
6:35 AM

Post #9395782

Yes and if they lower the standards(like they do for police and fire) for women to get in the combat positions...that would even be more dangerous
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 24, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9395979

and (this is my personal concern) ---my son in law is deployed (career army) and he already has fought in Iraq during the invasion and also prior deployment. His best buddy was killed leaving 4 children --he was in his early 30's. They were side by side in two different tanks. What I am getting at is that he knows how devasting injury can be. I know him...if there was a female fighting side by side with him...especially if he knew she had kids at home... he would not treat her as he was trained to do with regard to combat --- I truly think he would try to protect her beyond what the training indicates he should. Soldiers cover for each other..protect each others backs so to speak, but if all are supposed to run for cover together --or take some kind of strategic action for the good of all... if there was a female in the mix... I truly believe he would make sure she was safe and was moving ahead of him and would try to offer added protection that was not part of the best practices or recommendations for the situation. I think this would put him at risk and everybody else.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
9:26 AM

Post #9396001

Good point.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 25, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9397334

Love science!! (How does one become a member of the study team???)

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2013/01/25/ncbi-rofl-breasts-dont-just-bounce-they-do-figure-eights/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.UQLoxWc1B8E

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 25, 2013
12:22 PM

Post #9397337

I'd like to know who's funding that study!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2013
1:25 PM

Post #9397445

I guess it makes sense in terms of sport bra design

Can't believe nobody has jumped on victor's being certified part Neanderthal

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 25, 2013
4:35 PM

Post #9397593

Only 1.5%. Was hoping for much higher!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9397908

Maybe that study has something to do with breast cancer research?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9398314

No - sports bra design.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9398332

From the Uber Facts twitter:

"Women look their oldest every Wednesday at 3:30PM."

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2013
6:30 PM

Post #9398583

i believe that!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9398617

Standard or daylight savings time??

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
7:08 PM

Post #9398636

Frankly, I am surprised we don't see headlines like this more often. ;) Sad.

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/01/25/court-93-year-old-kills-wife-of-70-years-because-he-couldnt-take-it-anymore/

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9398644

oh my. what will become of him? what a heartache for the family.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9398691

Sadly funny when he asked why is awake.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
8:37 PM

Post #9398719

Yeah, I giggled when I read that part, not really funny though, did you read the comments?
Age restriction to buy cutlery in the UK have to be 18
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9398835

I feel so bad for the man. Like I always say in when committing a murder-suicide... do the suicide first to make sure you got it right!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 27, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9398852

Agreed, Memory! Talked to my stepson last night...his wife is in the nursing home right now...had a pacemaker implanted a week ago...she's too weak for rehab right now...but with her in a facility, Mike is able to get out...he's her 24/7 caregiver...I worry about his mental state...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9398876

I often see the anger between my in laws and think one day they are going to kill one another, sad that it can actually happen. Especially hard I guess if they have been unhappy for a while. I know for mine it hasn't always been bliss but a matter of sticking together because you have to...sad...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2013
5:57 AM

Post #9398897

Marilyn - I would worry about his health, too. Sometimes the caretakers die from overwork! Has he looked into respite care? A day or even half a day off would be good for his physical and mental health.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9398998

Yes, very stressful.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 27, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9399263

They are now living next door to Kathy's cousin who does give Mike an occasional hour or so, but that's it...Kathy's hard to care for, the strokes have brought out the nastier side of her personality..Mike has it very hard right now, but better then in Maine where no family members lived...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9400056

I'm such a bad mom(and NOT a morning person), Have no idea if my daughter had her coat on this morning, I remember she was wearing her wolf hat, but no idea what coat she had on...the 1 she normally wears is laying over hubby's desk chair...geez Louise

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2013
8:29 AM

Post #9400067

is she standing outside much ? will they do outside recess?

No kid over about twelve up thru college, can be bothered to wear any more than a hoodie no matter the weather.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:38 AM

Post #9400079

Sure it was YOUR daughter??

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:40 AM

Post #9400084

LOL

they don't take them out if it's under 30 and it's snowing so they won't be outside...geez, I really can't believe I didn't even notice!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:42 AM

Post #9400092

Maybe she'll come home with one!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 28, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9400179

The hat should keep her warm! It's too cute...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
10:35 AM

Post #9400224

Ya maybe come home with 1 from lost and found,
I want one of those hats! They have more grown up versions http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i21257.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9400371

Whew, she had a coat on...LOL

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 28, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9400382

You passed the Mom test, Jen!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 28, 2013
3:20 PM

Post #9400498

You worried all day about that coat--- not the actions of a negligent mom.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
3:23 PM

Post #9400502

Yes it is - a good mom would worry about the KID!!! ;)
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2013
3:35 PM

Post #9400521

Took a DIGGER today @ work. Fell backwards with a full rack that weighs about 120 lbs.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9400531

oh no!!!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9400534

Yep with all the flowers & COLD water. Lame I am.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2013
3:50 PM

Post #9400543

Oh, dear! Are you okay??

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9400553

Ouch! Feel better.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2013
4:31 PM

Post #9400571

Oh No Sherrie, hope your OK...boy are you going to hurt in the morning!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9400626

Soak in some Epsom salts

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
5:34 PM

Post #9400629

Always worse in cold weather. We've all done it, Sherrie, so don't feel bad.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9400661

Your a good mom Jen no doubt about it!!

Sherrie I hope your okay...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9400755

Thanks!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:49 PM

Post #9400783

I'm so bad, but it's really good to see an ex-boyfriend's wife who didn't age well AT ALL...whew, rough

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:50 PM

Post #9400787

Women!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9400798

hee hee...I have to boost my ego a little, it's my b-day week

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9400799

You get a whole week?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:56 PM

Post #9400801

Yep!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9400803

Lately I have been seeing a number of people I know for years who have not aged well - both men and women. Must be stress.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:00 PM

Post #9400807

Probably and on top of that... what they use on their skin and what they eat

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:01 PM

Post #9400808

And time in sun and smoking. Two biggies.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:01 PM

Post #9400809

And alcohol.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:04 PM

Post #9400811

alcohol and smoking are big factors in making you look YEARS older

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2013
12:02 AM

Post #9400903

Jen, remember to avoid the mirror Wednesday around 3:30

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 29, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9401013

I avoid the mirror any day before 8am, & after 8 pm...more & more I'm seeing my Grandma Eva there...she was a great gardener, but not a beauty queen!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9401033

Ha ha ha!!! You almost made me spit my coffee out!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 29, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9401044

How can I see my mom --if I avoid the mirror?

alcohol, smoking, sun, and NO water.

you have to wonder Jen --if what got to the gal was the ex boyfriend.

my husband has a saying 'run hard and put up wet'

I know it is a rough morning for me when I stumble into the kitchen to get the breakfast started and he says "hey honey...nice hair..."

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2013
6:14 AM

Post #9401074

Chuckling here, no, outright belly laughs. DH and I are amazed at how young we look, but then maybe our eyesight is going and we are just delusional!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9401145

[quote]my husband has a saying 'run hard and put up wet' [/quote]

what the heck does that mean?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
8:57 AM

Post #9401238

Was wondering myself.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
10:07 AM

Post #9401301

I think it has to do with horses.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
10:37 AM

Post #9401331

This is not really funny, but the headline cries out!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269907/Doctor-shot-killed-inside-examination-room-California-office.html
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2013
12:10 PM

Post #9401418

It does have to do with horses. After running and the horse is sweaty it should be cleaned up and allowed to to dry out, cuz it is stressful on their bodies. Like an athlete. Somebody correct me if I'm incorrect.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 29, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9401424

no you got it ... a lady that has been well used, experiences are showing and no clean up / fix up/ cover up to repair the damage.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9401447

Wise words, these.

Birthdays are good for your health. Studies have shown that people who have more birthdays live the longest.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9401586

LOL, is that so, Victor? LOL

ahhh now I get it(the horse thing)
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

January 29, 2013
1:17 PM

Post #9401589

Victor -- you are always good for a chuckle!

say hmmmmmmmm

what do you think about passing on the 1.5-3% cost to the consumer rather than the business owner for credit card purchases.
Doesn't sound very economy stimulating. Credit cards do help the business owner sell goods. Why pass the charges on to the consumer. Why even charge the business owner -- the credit card companies are making a killing in interest..without the business selling the goods that are purchased with the card---the credit card companies/banks would not have the business they do!

Have I got it backwards?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
1:24 PM

Post #9401598

I had mentioned that over on the money thread...as a business owner I think it makes no sense, except for the cc companies to make even more of a killing

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9401602

Victor's birthday joke actually makes a good point about how people can mistake a coincidental piece of data as a cause and effect.

Now , really, they could have written urologist.

Correct on rode hard put up wet, not that I would know, ahem...
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
3:58 PM

Post #9401782

A fall is a fall. Broken bones are broken bones. Lame is lame. My KEISTER which is flat & boney took the brunt. My arms saved me. Juggling going backwards and down, holding up the rack & buckets. 120 pounds worth.

Did I mention, I said "OH CRAP" going down.

Thanks all for the get well wishes. I am very very lucky. If I did not juggle that rack I would of hit my head on a solid steel beam and been serious hurt.

To top it off I had a Dream. Yes a dream about Victor last night. So comical. He had black hair & a puppy. We were trying to figure out when I stated DG. Maybe I should hit my head. Good Grief !

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9401855

Funny about Victor having hair...I mean black hair!!

Sherrie I may have sad more than OH Crap it that had been me. Glad you are OK.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
5:34 PM

Post #9401907

The black hair probably WAS the puppy!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
12:40 AM

Post #9402167

How can you dream about someone you have never met? I find it kind of creepy. Not you Victor.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 30, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9402326

Glad you are OK, Sherrie...I would find that creepy, too...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9402345

Sherrie's a stalker!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
10:56 AM

Post #9402614

Only by night with mental telepathy.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 30, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9402791

Sherrie- I've dreamt about random people before.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9402797

I dream about naked women I don't know.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9402998

If it was me you would be in ICU and not in a dream. Yeah that scary.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
4:16 PM

Post #9403027

Here is one for you all.

Aynsley and my favorite color

Thumbnail by schickenlady
Click the image for an enlarged view.

AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9403071

I'm thinking about painting my kitchen that color.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 30, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9403116

Pretty

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9403189

Those are very pretty. Selling on eBay?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9403282

I knew about some of these http://www.huffingtonpost.com/food-republic/6-ingredients-food_b_1400970.html#slide=852350


but this is the worst

Castoreum comes out of a beaver's behind -- it's extracted from their anal glands -- and is used to make artificial raspberry flavoring. Try not to think about that next time you order the diet raspberry tea. Found in: Artificially raspberry flavored products such as cheap ice cream, Jell-O, candy, fruit-flavored drinks, teas and yogurts.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 31, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9403526

Yuck! Those tea cups are beauties, Sherrie...that would look nice in a kitchen, Memory...

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
5:27 PM

Post #9404213

I just started a diet and bought some sugar free raspberry jello! It WAS my favorite kind and one of the few carb less treats that I looked forward to. How can this actually be true???????????????

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2013
6:03 PM

Post #9404253

Have never seen a beaver with an unhealthy looking a**.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2013
7:13 PM

Post #9404329

The more I read about it, I think it's actually listed as "natural" not artificial
cause here's info if it's listed as artificial
"artificial raspberry flavors that are not regulated and are produced unscrupulously have been found to be carcinogenic. Long term consumption of artificially created flavors has exacerbated the risk of cancer in the past. Also, given the fact that it is synthetic in nature, artificial raspberry can trigger a host of adverse health effects and allergic reactions when consumed. The artificial flavor has also been known to cause damage to certain vital organs in the body such as the kidneys."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castoreum

At about 2:24 on the video Jamie Oliver talks about it with David Letterman
http://eater.com/archives/2011/04/06/jamie-oliver-by-the-way-theres-beaver-anal-gland-in-ice-cream.php

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2013
7:39 PM

Post #9404364

eggs come out a chicken's butt.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
5:25 AM

Post #9404606

They do?!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 1, 2013
7:19 AM

Post #9404690

I'm not reading labels anymore!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2013
8:11 AM

Post #9404756

If I want eggs, I am going to have eggs, not Egg Beaters, Milk whole milk not skim, orange juice Tropicana not concentrate, Beaver - I want a mid length coat, with cuffs, collar and a satin lining.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2013
8:14 AM

Post #9404759

ROFL Sherrie!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
9:19 AM

Post #9404827

Always wanted to say to a woman, 'Nice beaver!'
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 1, 2013
9:23 AM

Post #9404836

You got to find one with one or risk the consequences!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 1, 2013
11:50 AM

Post #9404979

Sherrie, too funny!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2013
3:26 PM

Post #9405242

LOL!! Thats what I love about you Sherrie, you say what you mean!!!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2013
4:46 PM

Post #9405315

Love it Sherrie!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9405769

Have you checked resale stores and eBay? Since wearing fur has become un-politically correct in some circles - I would think you might be able to find a bargain in a slightly pre-worn coat. http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-Beaver-Fur-Jacket-Car-Coat-28-Zipper-Banded-Soft-Reds-NO-RESERVE-/230917483514?pt=US_CSA_WC_Outerwear&hash=item35c3c12bfa I like this one better http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMAZING-WOMENS-JACKET-COAT-REAL-SHAEARED-BEAVER-FUR-CUSTOM-MADE-SMALL-MEDIUM-/321065699051?pt=US_CSA_WC_Outerwear&hash=item4ac101c6eb

I know that I can buy beaver meat food for dogs and cats sometimes - so there must be beaver pelts available to furriers.

(I didn't know if the cats would eat beaver, so I never bought any.).
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2013
10:12 AM

Post #9406967

I would go to an auction 1st. Speaking of auctions if you would like to see some doll house furniture, this is it. I have never seen anything like this. Amazing and I am sure Cha Ching

http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?listingid=1677448&category=0&zip=03743&kwd=

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 3, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9407239

Cannot let my granddaughters onto that site!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9407247

Love that stuff!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9408385

Hee hee!

http://www.today.com/moms/second-graders-spell-check-nfl-players-tweets-1B8242018

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2013
2:26 PM

Post #9408401

Amazing, though not surprising at all, how little coverage there is in the media for Menendez. WAY worse than other scandals covered wall to wall by them. Sickening.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9408532

You think there is an agenda of some sort? Hmmmmm?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2013
7:23 PM

Post #9408769

That's funny...I'm like the spell check police on people's posts, drives me crazy..I know it's something so minor but makes me nuts

Had heartburn all day, wanted to do something all natural for it, 2 tbls of apple cider vinegar in cup of water...worked great.. who knew?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9408963

That's odd. Acid for acid???

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 5, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9408968

Bananas are also supposed to work...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9409005

No bananas in the house

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 5, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9409051

I always have bananas...very good source of potassium...and, when too ripe, can be baked into cookies!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9409062

or bread!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
8:02 AM

Post #9409122

I've heard about the cider vinegar working. Never heard of bananas though, they come back on me can't imagine it would make me feel better.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
2:41 PM

Post #9409526

Baking soda

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9409590

That's what I would have used. Neutralizes acid.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
5:04 PM

Post #9409669

And it's so yummy
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2013
3:13 AM

Post #9409912

1 teaspoon baking soda in a cup or less of water.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2013
3:38 AM

Post #9409917

I use about 1/3 cup of water but maybe less soda too, I don't measure, just sprinkle some in a glass
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2013
5:01 AM

Post #9409947

Same here, I take about 3-4 sips. Burp Whamo Gone.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2013
5:10 AM

Post #9409951

Baking soda here too. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 6, 2013
7:12 AM

Post #9410086

Steep a hunk of fresh ginger in a cup of boiling water...add a teasp. of honey...sip...
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 6, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9410164

Ginger gum sold at whole foods too. I wonder if ginger-ale wouldn't get the ginger part out of the way and the burp part too!.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2013
10:21 AM

Post #9410236

Try baking soda AND apple cider vinegar. Kids will enjoy the show...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2013
11:20 AM

Post #9410282

Hee hee
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2013
12:01 PM

Post #9410336

Good gosh dont do that you can literally blow up your stomach

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9410449

Baking soda directions are on the package.
Ginger, I can't handle too much of it...bad experience once

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 6, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9410454

Gosh, I love ginger in anything...ginger ice cream is very good...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9410480

I preferred MaryAnn.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 7, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9410937

Really?
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9410957

I kinda like Gilligan.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9411235

E erbody knows the Prof was the stud
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
11:59 AM

Post #9411239

I always aim low - that way, sometimes I win.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
12:01 PM

Post #9411243

LOL!! Yes Gilligan for sure!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9411318

There' s something to be said for sweet goofballs.

Today's all important mail: Local yellowbook (never use anymore) local advertisements, (so rarely bother with local business coupns) one junk solicitation.
Thank you Mr Postman.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9411361

Funny! Memory

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
2:22 PM

Post #9411393

Hear that he genius PM of Egypt blamed diarrhea on women's unclean breasts?!! And we just sent them tanks and F16s.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 7, 2013
3:23 PM

Post #9411440

The soldiers have diarrhea?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 7, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9411558

Where did he get his MD from?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
5:59 PM

Post #9411579

Brilliant!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2013
5:35 PM

Post #9414686

Just saw a commercial for Dove deodorant, guaranteed to give you "softer smoother underarms"

say what?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2013
7:51 PM

Post #9414814

The Pekinese in the dog show tonight is the strangest looking creature I've ever seen.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 11, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9415058

Pekes shouldn't be classified as dogs! The ones in the show can't walk...they are either carried, or they roll along...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
7:31 AM

Post #9415223

The navy SEAL who actually killed Bin Laden is now struggling to make ends meet. The Pakistani doctor who was crucial to IDing him rots in a jail in Pakistan. What's wrong with this picture???
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9415312

A LOT!!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2013
10:37 AM

Post #9415476

Terrible.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
12:41 PM

Post #9415648

From a 'retail expert' on Twitter:

(hotels) Best to use a sheet or towel when sitting on hotel furniture-many guests tend to lounge naked and that furniture is never cleaned


(restaurants) Restaurant menus are filthy - covered in on average 185,000 bacteria - 16x more than next dirtiest item, the pepper shaker.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2013
12:44 PM

Post #9415659

ew- think I'll carry sani wipes to the next restaurant.

How do we survive all of this onslaught?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
1:09 PM

Post #9415695

Had never thought about that. Ewww.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9415710

gross!


new
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1297955/
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 11, 2013
8:48 PM

Post #9416223

Fecal matter found on the mints at the restaurant --- not in open bowls either, in the rocker containers where you tip the mints into your hand.

When I was in school we had a "contest" who could grow most bacteria from around the college. Everyone cultured the toilets------the winner?? The lift up door on the soda machine! Where the cup drops down and the soda fills it up. Are those machines still in service or are all can dispensers?

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9416366

I think it's all cans now.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9416452

When I used to drink soda I made sure that the can was washed off...rat saliva ya know, from them licking the soda residue off the can
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

February 12, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9416529

ewwwww

I have to tell my daughter to not give those kids cans - like the V8 without cleaning.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9416567

This is exciting news http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/256087.php . I'm not sure how close dog systems are to people - but it seems like a very good start to ending diabetes and the associated medical costs.

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