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Mittengirl

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  1. I’m not sure it has to do with age or gender but more with people’s general obliviousness to what is going on around them. Or just flat-out apathy towards other people. I was born without my right hand - my arm ends about 1/3 of the way below my elbow. It is fairly obvious, if you look at me for more than a brief glance. I have wrestled bags of mulch and fertilizer, potted shrubs, and lawn equipment into my car at home improvement stores, flat screen TVs and heavy metal shelving onto flatbed carts at Costco and 2x12s onto lumber carts at Lowe’s without so much as polite inquiry from employees or other customers. Two university employees (male, fairly young) sat not 10 feet away and watched while I carried a dorm-sized fridge to my car trunk and then took it out and put it in the back seat, without so much as a peep. I would like to think people are dumbstruck with shock and awe, but... Nah. Make of this what you will, but of those that offer to help, I would say 85% are women and the vast majority of them appear to be over mid-40’s. Virtually none, of either gender, have appeared to be under 30.
  2. In the article, they mention Meghan and Harry being harassed by the paps when they were living in a totally remote area in Canada. When was that? I thought they were in either the Toronto or Vancouver areas. Hardly remote. Or does the author think all of Canada is remote? I, too, question their decision to settle in LA, if they are indeed seeking privacy and a “normal life”. Frankly, I am doubting they want even wealthy normal, I think they want fancy celebrity normal.
  3. Mittengirl

    MLB Thread

    It is hard to have sympathy for either side. It isn’t like the owners can exactly plead poverty. The team owners and the league make huge money; why shouldn’t the players, as well? But, the players are the ones the public sees signing contracts that pay them more for one game than most people make in a year. It is too bad that both sides can’t see that they are hurting the game more than anything, at this point. The players association should come out with a plan for a large charitable donation for each game played. The players on each team donate say $500,000 per game to a different charity in their state. Yes, some people will complain, no matter the amount, that it is a pittance compared to their salaries. But It couldn’t hurt public perception. And if it forces team owners to match the donations, then YAY! But the players need to get out in front.
  4. Definitely call to see about having your battery replaced at your home. In January of 2019, IIRC, in the midst of a deep freeze here in Michigan, the battery died in my Honda CRV. Fortunately I was at home, so not stuck in a parking lot. It took about 3.5 hours for a service van sent by Allstate to show up ( I was #161 in line) and about 20 minutes for him to replace the battery. I believe the cost was about $30 dollars more than what it would have cost me to drive it in and have it replaced at the dealership. Considering I would have either had to have it jump started or towed in the next day, as the dealership was about to close, I felt like it was a good price.
  5. Nope, you are not alone. I am a “passer” as well. I don’t have the patience to wait for someone to spend 5 minutes staring at the pasta sauces. My general, non-virus, shopping goal is to never stop rolling, grab-and-go, keep moving when at all possible. I understand that it may take a little longer now to find a second or third choice when selections may be limited, but it still drives me crazy when someone is gazing at the cereals like they have never been in a grocery store before. In Michigan we can buy alcoholic beverages at any grocery store. I am not a drinker, so I am not positive, but I believe that “drug stores” like Walgreens can sell at least beer and wine and with a special permit, liquor (whiskey, tequila etc., type stuff). How do alcohol sales work in other states? Can you buy beer and wine at grocery stores, but not the “hard stuff”? Or are there no alcohol sales of any kind, except at liquor stores?
  6. I am still waiting for a never married aunt or uncle to will me a chunk of money with the stipulation that I spend the money on something fun or frivolous or to fulfill my wildest dream (because they never did). Or for a grandparent to will me an inn, bakery, diner or cafe in a small town where I will meet my true love. And there won’t be a cousin or sibling who contests the will, or at least harasses me because they are angry they weren’t left an equal inheritance.
  7. Mittengirl

    The Baking Topic

    GreekGeek, I already deleted the recipe from my iPad. It was for an oatmeal-raisin spice cookie that just wasn’t very good. Not bad, but nothing special, either.. I think I will try some hermit bars next. I want to use up the molasses before I forget about it again.
  8. I would love to watch the old Ken Berry movies. I swear he was in about half the ones I remember from childhood. Ooh, and Kurt Russell. And Haley Mills. The Million Dollar Duck, The Ugliest Dachshund, Snowball Express, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Summer Magic, Pollyanna. And probably a hundred more that made up my childhood movie life. I may just have to subscribe.
  9. I have tried all the streaming services except Disney and haven’t been impressed with any of them. They are, or were when I used them, difficult to navigate. It seems like it takes so long to find something to watch that I get too frustrated to enjoy it. I tend to just not bother with them and then feel like I am wasting my money and cancel. Does Disney+ show the old Disney movies from before the ‘80’s? I would love to sloth out on the sofa and watch those. Can you use a Disney gift card to pay for their service? I would give them a try if that is the case.
  10. Mittengirl

    The Baking Topic

    Well, I made cookies with my old molasses on Saturday and I am still alive.
  11. Mittengirl

    The Baking Topic

    Does molasses go bad? I have a jar in my cupboard that I can’t find on expiration date on and cannot remember buying. (It is half empty, so I used it for something.) I also have no idea what it is supposed to taste like, so I can’t tell if it has gone funky. But, I did just run across an interesting cookie recipe that calls for molasses, so if it is safe to use, I have a plan.
  12. As I was going to the store today I realized something - I haven’t seen a single garage sale sign yet this spring. Usually I start seeing them in early May. I wonder if people will have them this year? On the one hand, people are looking for ways to make money; on the other hand, strangers with germy money traipsing through your garage. Here in West Michigan, the weather was warmer on Christmas Day (55) than on Mother’s Day (50). Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be humid. No need for that.
  13. A twist tie absolutely helps keep my glasses from fogging up. If you can’t/don’t sew, paper medical tape, like the kind used to affix gauze to skin, works well to attach a twist tie. It is soft enough so that it doesn’t scratch, but holds well to fabric. I don’t know if it would last for a whole workday, but good enough for a shopping trip. Just remember to remove it before washing.
  14. Mittengirl

    MLB Thread

    I think they need at least half a season. Less than that just doesn’t seem right. Too bad they couldn’t move up the WBC, they could have that instead of a short MLB season. I hope they have given up on playing into November and/or “neutral” sites. And they better give a lot of thought to what they will do if there is a second wave of the virus. Assuming they stick with no leagues and three divisions, what would they do if, for instance, NYC is hit hard again? Or any other area - assuming in LA, SF, NY or Chicago you would alternate which team from the area is at home you would still have a home and visiting team in the city at all times. God forbid the Dodgers and Angels are both at home when an outbreak happens. You could have four teams stuck in SoCal for who knows how long. I would think that any interruption of more than two or three games would have to end the season.
  15. Mittengirl

    MLB Thread

    I hate when the announcers drag somebody into the booth or by remote from the stands and they yammer on about something other than the action on the field. I tuned in to watch a baseball game not a gabfest about some tangential topic. Save it for the pre/post show. Confession - I’m not missing baseball as much as I thought I would. But then again, I seem to have slipped into a sloth-like state lately.
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