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11 hours ago, MargeGunderson said:

Since I’m nor commuting to my office, I’ve been sleeping in until 7 or so, and not starting work until 8-8:30 most days.

I work from home (even pre-pandemic) and start around 10:00, so I get up around 10:00 -- a 7:00 a.m. wake-up time is a nightmare to me, not sleeping in.  I definitely did not inherit my sleep cycle from either of my parents; they wake up between 6-7 (sleeping in; pre-retirement it was something obscene like 4:30).  So Thanksgiving (when we go camping in their motorhome) is not fun in the mornings; when they come out into the living area, I shuffle into the bedroom, but it takes me a while to fall back asleep.

In other first world problems, my peeve for today is that I have no morning game on FOX, so I'm stuck with Chargers/Bucs until the Rams/Giants game.  I guess I could go get some yard work done instead of sitting here with my Bloody Mary watching a game I don't care about, but that's just crazy talk.

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I've mentioned this briefly here and there; my boyfriend went on his annual guys' trip to the Pennsylvania wilderness (I actually don't know where it is) to someone's grandmother's cabin last week with friends from college [grumble grumble middle of a pandemic grumble]. He grew up in PA. It's like a nine-hour drive up there. He's coming home today but I only knew to expect him about 6pm.

He didn't text me when he left nor did I hear from him all day. I expected him to text here and there when he stopped along the way. So it got to be 3pm...then 4pm...and I started worrying. I called him and his phone went to voicemail. He finally texted me back when I was in the shower at 5:30. He's still in VA on his way and was slowed by construction. Just let a worrying woman know! Both of us spent many, many years alone, so we're not used to checking in with someone, but still!

I realized during this panic session that I don't have any contact info for anyone in his family, so I'm going to have to remedy that. He's got my mom's number.

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30 minutes ago, bilgistic said:

I've mentioned this briefly here and there; my boyfriend went on his annual guys' trip to the Pennsylvania wilderness (I actually don't know where it is) to someone's grandmother's cabin last week with friends from college [grumble grumble middle of a pandemic grumble]. He grew up in PA. It's like a nine-hour drive up there. He's coming home today but I only knew to expect him about 6pm.

He didn't text me when he left nor did I hear from him all day. I expected him to text here and there when he stopped along the way. So it got to be 3pm...then 4pm...and I started worrying. I called him and his phone went to voicemail. He finally texted me back when I was in the shower at 5:30. He's still in VA on his way and was slowed by construction. Just let a worrying woman know! Both of us spent many, many years alone, so we're not used to checking in with someone, but still!

I realized during this panic session that I don't have any contact info for anyone in his family, so I'm going to have to remedy that. He's got my mom's number.

Before my husband was my husband, we had more than one er, discussion, about this very thing.  He was so scheduled and reliable, that when he was even 30 minutes late from work, I would worry.  One evening, his birthday, he was a couple of hours late.  Went to the pub with a couple friends after work, yadda yadda yadda. (This was pre-cell phones, but the damn bar had a phone!)  Anyway, I told him that there wasn't one thing in his wallet, car, or on his person that would let someone know to call me should he wrap himself around a tree.  He didn't leave the house again without an In case of emergency card in his wallet, with my contact info.  

 

 

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50 minutes ago, bilgistic said:

Both of us spent many, many years alone, so we're not used to checking in with someone, but still!

If I'd already said I'd be home around 6:00, the only reason I would text (well, call in my case, since I don't text) would be if I was going to be significantly late; otherwise, it would never occur to me to send updates along the way, or that my lack of doing so would cause worry.

It's weird he waited so long to tell you he'd been delayed, since you live together (just in case you had something planned based on the 6-ish arrival time).  And he should have answered when you called -- is it possible his phone went to voicemail because he was in an area without cell service at the time (since you said he's coming back from the wilderness)?

Anyway, at least you know he's okay and he knows that in the future a text or two along the way would keep you from worrying.  If he does it again, he's in big trouble!

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We usually text each other a couple times a day even now. When he was gone, we'd text each other "good morning" and "good night", etc., and he mentioned how it was like before we lived together. So to not get anything from him all day was unusual and made me worry. It's all good now.

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Peeve:

Television series that strip out the original music when they are shown in syndication and/or put on dvd.

I was binge watching Cheers on Decades yesterday, and in one of the episodes the The Bobby Fuller Four were stripped out of an episode of Cheers and some generic crap music was put in its place.  In that episode, Sam was teasing Rebecca about her boyfriend being sent to prison.  So when the episode originally aired, Sam was playing "I fought the Law" on the jukebox and mocking her.  I don't know what the song was replaced with, but it sure did suck.

In another episode (Halloween)  Bobby 'Boris' Pickett (Monster Mash) should have been playing on the jukebox and over the phone, but again that music was replaced with some awful generic crap.

BTW, if you get Decades, tonight late night they are starting from the first episode to air Taxi, and Cheers.

 

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That reminds me.  I need to get a leaf antenna for my TV that’s by a window and facing in the right direction (I think) to pick up the FOX sub-channel that Decades is airing on in NYC.  After about a year or so of it being available Verizon still has not picked it up despite adding some sub channel garbage from both of the local CBS and NBC stations that consist of reruns of shows about home improvement that I have no interest in.  I want Decades! 

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32 minutes ago, Cobb Salad said:

That reminds me.  I need to get a leaf antenna for my TV that’s by a window and facing in the right direction (I think) to pick up the FOX sub-channel that Decades is airing on in NYC.  After about a year or so of it being available Verizon still has not picked it up despite adding some sub channel garbage from both of the local CBS and NBC stations that consist of reruns of shows about home improvement that I have no interest in.  I want Decades! 

Decades daytime and night time lineups have dramatically improved.

Peeves:

MeTV is horribly repetitive with very little change in their line up.

LightTV is horrible, nothing on the network is the least bit interesting.

StartTV has repetitive dramas all with female leads.  How about mixing it up a bit?

 

 

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22 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

Decades daytime and night time lineups have dramatically improved.

Peeves:

MeTV is horribly repetitive with very little change in their line up.

LightTV is horrible, nothing on the network is the least bit interesting.

StartTV has repetitive dramas all with female leads.  How about mixing it up a bit?

 

 

I don’t watch MeTV that much mainly because their line up is stagnant.  
I don’t get LightTV but with a quick lookup I discovered it’s something I wouldn’t watch if I did have it.  What’s interesting in my area it’s also a FOX-NY sub channel so there might be something else going on with why we don’t have it.  I do get Movies! which I do like to watch from time to time (another FOX-NY sub channel)

I avoid StartTV because of its programming - I have enough of the Lifetime channels to fill that niche - plus it replaced Decades when the CBS owned and operated stations launched the channel.  Decades has a nice variety of programming that I like.  

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22 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I must have planted eighty bazillion tulip bulbs in my life. They never come up. I don't know if it's squirrels or thrips or what. Everything else I grow does just fine.

If rodents don't eat the bulbs underground, or if squirrels don't dig them up and run off with them, deer will eat them once they start growing.

I planted alliums, hyacinths, and fritillarias.  Deer don't like them and rodents are supposed to avoid the bulbs.   If a flower bulb could fart, that is what a blooming fritillaria smells like.  You have to plant those bulbs on their sides.  The bulbs have a huge notch in them which is where the stem comes out of the bulb.  You plant the bulbs on their sides so that they don't fill up with water when it rains and rot.

Last year I planted three of them, but they didn't do well.  PEEVE: I think the planting instructions were wrong.  The area they were planted in has full sun, but I think the area was far too hot for them.  The instructions never said anything about too much heat.

Peeve: 

I did get the hedge cut, but when I went over to my neighbor's side of the yard to cut it, she had two old dudes with potty mouths putting up a shed.   I gave her ample notice that I wanted to cut that side of the hedge, but apparently she didn't think I would have a problem with Statler and Waldorf throwing the "f" word around like it was going out of style, and they weren't that far from me which was even more concerning.  With the virus going around and my absurdly high blood pressure, I wanted to get the hedge cut and get away from those two dudes as quickly as possible.

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On 10/3/2020 at 11:11 AM, icemiser69 said:

I don't understand why some people won't wear helmets. 

The same reason some people refuse to wear masks - it's 'Murica and you can't tell them what to do - health, safety, and common sense be damned!

 

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1 hour ago, icemiser69 said:

I did get the hedge cut, but when I went over to my neighbor's side of the yard to cut it, she had two old dudes with potty mouths putting up a shed.   I gave her ample notice that I wanted to cut that side of the hedge, but apparently she didn't think I would have a problem with Statler and Waldorf throwing the "f" word around like it was going out of style, and they weren't that far from me which was even more concerning.  With the virus going around and my absurdly high blood pressure, I wanted to get the hedge cut and get away from those two dudes as quickly as possible.

We need two more emojis to choose from. An anger one (which I would have used here) and a vomiting one. 

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4 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Peeve:

Television series that strip out the original music when they are shown in syndication and/or put on dvd.

I was binge watching Cheers on Decades yesterday, and in one of the episodes the The Bobby Fuller Four were stripped out of an episode of Cheers and some generic crap music was put in its place.  In that episode, Sam was teasing Rebecca about her boyfriend being sent to prison.  So when the episode originally aired, Sam was playing "I fought the Law" on the jukebox and mocking her.  I don't know what the song was replaced with, but it sure did suck.

In another episode (Halloween)  Bobby 'Boris' Pickett (Monster Mash) should have been playing on the jukebox and over the phone, but again that music was replaced with some awful generic crap.

BTW, if you get Decades, tonight late night they are starting from the first episode to air Taxi, and Cheers.

 

It's all about the $$Benjamins$$

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1 minute ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

It's all about the $$Benjamins$$

That is true, but the end results are that those two Cheers episodes are unwatchable.

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58 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

We need two more emojis to choose from. An anger one (which I would have used here) and a vomiting one. 

One extra step, but...

getemoji

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2 hours ago, Mindthinkr said:

We need two more emojis to choose from. An anger one (which I would have used here) and a vomiting one. 

There isn't a vomit or anger reaction to choose from among like, sad, surprise, etc., no, but you can easily put those emojis (and oodles more) in a post by clicking on the smiley face in the options bar at the top of your post; that will bring up a shit ton of emojis to choose from.

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7 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Decades daytime and night time lineups have dramatically improved.

Peeves:

MeTV is horribly repetitive with very little change in their line up.

LightTV is horrible, nothing on the network is the least bit interesting.

StartTV has repetitive dramas all with female leads.  How about mixing it up a bit?

 

 

Decades can bite me. They took away Dark Shadows and stuck it in the middle of the fucking night.

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Television series that strip out the original music when they are shown in syndication and/or put on dvd.

That's one of the reasons they don't bother to show Northern Exposure and WKRP any more. Too much music and the cheap bastards won't pay for it.

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6 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Decades can bite me. They took away Dark Shadows and stuck it in the middle of the fucking night.

Dark Shadows is available for free on IMDB.com and on Pluto TV.  

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Another TV programming peeve:

AMC, which formerly aired some decent movies, has apparently morphed into WDC -- the Walking Dead Channel.

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5 hours ago, Bastet said:

 

Edited by Mindthinkr · Reason: It is not allowing me to type in my reply. Sorry.

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13 hours ago, HissyFit said:

Another TV programming peeve:

AMC, which formerly aired some decent movies, has apparently morphed into WDC -- the Walking Dead Channel.

Their sister channel IFC shows some of the same movies as AMC, only they are uncut.

16 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Decades can bite me. They took away Dark Shadows and stuck it in the middle of the fucking night.

It airs on Decades at 5:00am and 5:30am EST.

I think I am going to have to put a bird runway in my yard.  I walked out my backdoor and a chickadee was flying toward me and just missed hitting me in the head.  I realize I have a huge noggin with its own gravitational pull which is the problem.  I suppose I could have just stood still and let him fly in one ear and out the other.  There isn't anything in between that should get in the way.

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21 hours ago, SweetSable said:

The same reason some people refuse to wear masks - it's 'Murica and you can't tell them what to do - health, safety, and common sense be damned!

 

Makes me wonder how most states have somehow managed to pass the seatbelt law so easily and most folks accepted it so readily. I feel like those laws infringe on our personal freedoms and rights far more than states requiring wearing masks in certain public areas. How does not wearing a seatbelt in one’s own vehicle harm others/infringe on anyone else’s safety or health beyond potential first responders who would likely have to assist with a messier car accident scene otherwise? And why do so many school busses *still* remain seatbelt free, if seatbelts are so essential otherwise??(I’m aware that this is a monetary issue, but still)

Guess I get sore about that one in particular because I feel like it just gives the police more false reasons to pull drivers over. 

Like I’ve been pulled over twice in the past because of seatbelts....the first time I didn’t put one on because I was literally driving two blocks down from the building I’d just left from to re-park my car in a safer downtown parking lot(I’m still bitter over that one; that asshole motorcycle cop cost me $25 despite my explanation). The second time it was after midnight, I was wearing a wild strappy top that blended in with my belt, and the cop claimed he wanted to “make sure” I was wearing my seatbelt; I’m convinced he just wanted to “make sure” I hadn’t been drinking(I hadn’t) since he was probably looking for an easy DUI case that night.

And I say all this as a firm seatbelt-supporter who won’t let anyone ride in my car without one. But I do get pissed off that it’s somehow a law that everyone has to “click it or ticket” in their own vehicles; where’s the anti-masker outrage there??

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6 minutes ago, Sun-Bun said:

Makes me wonder how most states have somehow managed to pass the seatbelt law so easily and most folks accepted it so readily. I feel like those laws infringe on our personal freedoms and rights far more than states requiring wearing masks in certain public areas.

I remember when they were first passed in my state.  There was a bunch of grumbling and moaning and I'm sure probably a lot of people not doing it.  You're in your own car, so unless you're in an accident or pulled over for something else, most people aren't going to know if you were or not.  Anyway, after a few years it just became something you did.  I'm sure this will be the same.  In a couple of years, we'll jsut all get used to it and most people will end up doing it without a thought.

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It airs on Decades at 5:00am and 5:30am EST.

Which translates to 2:00 and 2:30 am here in Seattle. Bleh.

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I have so many peeves peeving around in my brain right now that I might like to beat up something!

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Working from home and I’m fine with it after all these months.   My pet peeve though is I’m sitting here all morning, it’s nice and quiet plus no meetings or need to get on the phone with anyone.  Several times over the past few weeks, I’ll get on a call and wouldn’t you know, the landscaper shows up and starts running the lawn mower and goes back and forth with the noise.  I’m in a development so I have no control over when and what time they show up.  

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1 hour ago, Katy M said:

I'm sure this will be the same.  In a couple of years, we'll jsut all get used to it and most people will end up doing it without a thought.

God I hope not. That is to say, I don't want to have to wear a mask for the rest of my life after this pandemic is over and there is a workable vaccine, when I go out. I miss human contact and I miss my friends and family.

I'm waiting for the day when I can go out to a restaurant and eat, or just go out for coffee with friends without having to wear a mask.

But as of right now? I ALWAYS mask up and wear gloves. 

9 minutes ago, Cobb Salad said:

Working from home and I’m fine with it after all these months.   My pet peeve though is I’m sitting here all morning, it’s nice and quiet plus no meetings or need to get on the phone with anyone.  Several times over the past few weeks, I’ll get on a call and wouldn’t you know, the landscaper shows up and starts running the lawn mower and goes back and forth with the noise.  I’m in a development so I have no control over when and what time they show up.  

PREACH! This happens way too often and thank goodness for the mute button so my attorneys' ears aren't bleeding like mine are.

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18 minutes ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

God I hope not. That is to say, I don't want to have to wear a mask for the rest of my life after this pandemic is over and there is a workable vaccine, when I go out. I miss human contact and I miss my friends and family.

Me, too, but there's no guarantee that this will ever be over.  Most logical scenario is 3 years.  I hope it's not more than that.

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56 minutes ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

God I hope not.

If we're wearing masks in two years, we will have far, far greater problems than than Covid19.

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4 hours ago, Sun-Bun said:

Makes me wonder how most states have somehow managed to pass the seatbelt law so easily

Fun fact I learned on a local PBS broadcast one night... the anti-helmet people and the pro-forcing-smoking-out-of-businesses people in Illinois use the same lobbyist.  They must be very good at their jobs, because we don't have a helmet law, and our state legislature has no problems trampling over any other "rights" (real or imagined).

I'm old enough to remember when people didn't wear seatbelts, and it was definitely a big thing here.  I honestly never really wore one until I went through Driver's Ed, where we had to put one on, and it became second nature.  That, and they started making all cars with the seatbelt reminder beeps that drive me up a wall.  I swear my new car gets louder and more frequent until I buckle it.  😄 

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Headphones with a mic have become indispensable, because inevitably landscapers, utility company tree removers, garbage trucks, neighbors with power tools, etc always start up when I'm in a meeting or giving a class.

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On 9/11/2020 at 2:32 PM, shapeshifter said:

Put me down as someone who has never before heard of a groom's cake (didn't see the movie either).
But if I had a choice, the groom's cake sounds way better.

 

My best friend made a grooms cake for one of our friends who got married in the mid 90's. It was chocolate flavored. 

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We need to discuss intersectional diversity.  We're so focused on one kind right now - ethnicity/race (and gender, too...so two).  We forget about, say, ability-ism/ableism, classism and even regionalism.  A board can bring me on because I fulfill their gender and ethnicity "requirement," yet because of my upraising, I'm "just like" perhaps 90% of the others.  And ability-ism/ableism is got to be the LAST on people's lists of "diversity."  If you're an organization for, say, hearing loss, you better have someone on the board who HAS hearing loss.  That, however, isn't always the case.

 

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Let's get back to the topic of the thread which is pet peeves. Posts have been removed.

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This is a stupid peeve, but it's my main issue this week. I had eyelid surgery on Monday (partially for medical reasons, partially for cosmetic reasons) and my stupid body EVERY SINGLE TIME swells up like a beach ball. It doesn't matter if it's surgery, if it's a light bump, if it's a minor bruise, my body will freak the hell out and react by swelling up at the site of the injury. Anywhere, anytime. I hate that swelling is my body's immune response to everything. I look like a complete freak show and it's really annoying to try and work around lower lids that are so swollen I look like I lost a round to Mike Tyson. Thank goodness for working from home and giant sunglasses. 

*And to note, my doctor is aware of the swelling issue. Most people do swell some with this type of surgery, my body is just an overachiever in this area. 

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Today my peeve is aging. I think I look pretty good for my age (63) I've only gained ten pounds over the forty years I been married to my DH, my hair is still thick and wavy (dyed because it's starting to turn white) I don't have any wrinkles to speak of but then I reach for something and... feel like screaming when this hideous claw emerges from my sleeve. Yikes!

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30 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Today my peeve is aging. I think I look pretty good for my age (63) I've only gained ten pounds over the forty years I been married to my DH, my hair is still thick and wavy (dyed because it's starting to turn white) I don't have any wrinkles to speak of but then I reach for something and... feel like screaming when this hideous claw emerges from my sleeve. Yikes!

When exactly does one start feeling old?  I look young for my age (41) as well, but lately, I've already started feeling aches and pains.  And I work out and eat well (my dad says I eat "too clean").  Plus I don't recognize a lot of celebrities anymore.  

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7 minutes ago, PRgal said:

When exactly does one start feeling old?  I look young for my age (41) as well, but lately, I've already started feeling aches and pains.  And I work out and eat well (my dad says I eat "too clean").  Plus I don't recognize a lot of celebrities anymore.  

I wonder if anyone ever does. Having a kid kept me up on pop culture but he moved out fourteen years ago. I guess that's why there's a multi billion dollar industry built around aging. Plastic surgeons, cosmetics, spas, creams and unguents of every description. My dad told me that fifty seven was his cut off age for having sex (um thanks dad, tmi) but I know that's bull. 

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7 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Today my peeve is aging. I think I look pretty good for my age (63) I've only gained ten pounds over the forty years I been married to my DH, my hair is still thick and wavy (dyed because it's starting to turn white) I don't have any wrinkles to speak of but then I reach for something and... feel like screaming when this hideous claw emerges from my sleeve. Yikes!

Preaching to the choir. I'm trying to understand why I suddenly have all this crepey skin under my arms, & I can see it starting on my neck.  I don't understand it because I don't have any crows feet,  & I'm not getting my hair done so I'm seeing my natural color for the first time in years & I only have a few strands of gray which look more blonde than gray, so why do I suddenly have arms that belong on a body 20 years older?

7 hours ago, PRgal said:

Plus I don't recognize a lot of celebrities anymore.  

Yep, that's a big one. I sometimes have Nick music on & I'll watch a few videos & I swear they're all under 18 years old & I have no idea who they are. The one that kills me is people on TikTok who are millionaires because they make short videos of them dancing & I don't get it.

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12 minutes ago, GaT said:

 

Yep, that's a big one. I sometimes have Nick music on & I'll watch a few videos & I swear they're all under 18 years old & I have no idea who they are. The one that kills me is people on TikTok who are millionaires because they make short videos of them dancing & I don't get it.

I stopped getting it when Snapchat was a thing 

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On 10/6/2020 at 3:02 PM, Jane Tuesday said:

I'm old enough to remember when people didn't wear seatbelts, and it was definitely a big thing here.  I honestly never really wore one until I went through Driver's Ed, where we had to put one on, and it became second nature.  That, and they started making all cars with the seatbelt reminder beeps that drive me up a wall.  I swear my new car gets louder and more frequent until I buckle it.

yes, I am old enough to remember dad driving the station wagon, all of us kids in the back, and when he was on the entrance ramp - "OK kids, we're getting on the highway - buckle those seatbelts!"   (and we had to share - more kids than belts)   my pet peeve when raising my kids was how many parents would offer to carpool to activities, but didn't make kids wear seatbelts.   And some kids in MY car, would tell me "my parents don't make me wear a seatbelt."   My response, was always some version, of "my car my rules."  

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talking to my sister recently  and  I realized a peeve of mine.   People (my sister in particular)  who order others (me)  to "tell that story about the time......"   to another person or a group.    NO!   I don't tell stories on command.   I talk about what I want to talk about  when I want to talk about it.  When someone does this, it pushes all my buttons.  If I relent and tell the story, I do it in the most boring, factual way, no embellishments, no emotion,  and make it clear that I have no idea why she would want me to repeat the story.   Like she'll say "tell about the time a dog ran out in front of your car and you almost got into an accident".  and I will say, "Yeah, a dog ran in front of my car and I almost got into an accident."   Then I go back to whatever I was talking about or doing before, hoping that she will not do that to me again.   But she does. 

Why do people do stuff like this?  I would never do that to her - even though she might like it. she's  more outgoing and likes to be the center of attention, I do not.  

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Peeves:

Two days ago, a huge limb (7 inches diameter) high up in one of my maple trees fell to the ground landing on one of my crab apple trees.  I only had a small pruning saw, but was able to cut the massive limb off of the crab apple tree.  As I was trying to cut the massive maple limb, it shifted and nearly took me out for good. 

Last night I broke a tooth and now am in constant pain, and have been trying to find a dentist.  My dentist retired last month and the dentist he referred me to also retired.  Now I have to find a new dentist, fast.  That was a tooth that had had a small crack in it that my former dentist was monitoring.  He didn't want to do anything to it until it became a huge problem.  Now that it is broken, he isn't there to fix it.

It has not been a good week.

ETA:  I was bored so I went out and measured the limb.  It is a foot thick.   Anything to take my mind off of the pain in the area where what is left of my tooth is located.  To make matters worse, most dentists in my area aren't taking new patients, but I finally found someone after about ten phone calls, and that dentist can't see me until Monday.   Most dentists in my area don't work on Fridays.

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6 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Last night I broke a tooth and now am in constant pain, and have been trying to find a dentist.  My dentist retired last month and the dentist he referred me to also retired.  Now I have to find a new dentist, fast.  That was a tooth that had had a small crack in it that my former dentist was monitoring.  He didn't want to do anything to it until it became a huge problem.  Now that it is broken, he isn't there to fix it.

Have you tried calling a holistic dentist?  They can work small miracles!  Chances are you can find one in your area.

 

So sorry to hear about your lousy week!

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So, I called the doctor just as his office opened this morning to ask if they he could prescribe some medication for the pain just to get me through the weekend.   So his nurse talked with the doctor and said they could do that and that the prescription would be available at the pharmacy in a couple of hours.  I originally called him at 8:00am.  So, I kept checking with the pharmacy and they knew nothing about the prescription.  I called the doctor's office back at noon, and of course they were out at lunch.  I called them back at 1:00pm and they said it will be a couple of hours and the pharmacy will have it.  Then I checked with the pharmacy at 4:00pm and they still didn't have the prescription.  I called the doctor's office and they said it will get filled.  I called the doctor at 6:00pm he said he was eating, he was on call and he said he will fill the prescription later after he eats.

I have been in pain since I broke the tooth since yesterday at 5:00pm.   I have waited all this time and the asshole still hasn't filled the prescription.  It has been eleven hours since I first called him.  I wasn't looking for anything strong, I was just looking for something to reduce the pain so the broken tooth area will stop throbbing and so I can sleep.    I won't be able to eat much anyway.  I don't want to get any food near the broken tooth area since I don't know how badly that tooth is damaged.   The last thing I need is to have it infected.  I do know that at least half of that tooth is gone.  It isn't bleeding, so I assume the root is still intact, and hopefully I will only need a root canal and a cap.   I have had so many root canals, I am used to the pain.  What I don't like is the absurd number of appointments it takes to accomplish the task.  And given that the broken tooth is in the back of my mouth, chances are the root canal will be complicated much like the other ones I have had.  Probably four or five appointments at least.

 

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21 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

So, I called the doctor just as his office opened this morning to ask if they he could prescribe some medication for the pain just to get me through the weekend.   So his nurse talked with the doctor and said they could do that and that the prescription would be available at the pharmacy in a couple of hours.  I originally called him at 8:00am.  So, I kept checking with the pharmacy and they knew nothing about the prescription.  I called the doctor's office back at noon, and of course they were out at lunch.  I called them back at 1:00pm and they said it will be a couple of hours and the pharmacy will have it.  Then I checked with the pharmacy at 4:00pm and they still didn't have the prescription.  I called the doctor's office and they said it will get filled.  I called the doctor at 6:00pm he said he was eating, he was on call and he said he will fill the prescription later after he eats.

I have been in pain since I broke the tooth since yesterday at 5:00pm.   I have waited all this time and the asshole still hasn't filled the prescription.  It has been eleven hours since I first called him.  I wasn't looking for anything strong, I was just looking for something to reduce the pain so the broken tooth area will stop throbbing and so I can sleep.    I won't be able to eat much anyway.  I don't want to get any food near the broken tooth area since I don't know how badly that tooth is damaged.   The last thing I need is to have it infected.  I do know that at least have of that tooth is gone.  It isn't bleeding, so I assume the root is still intact, and hopefully I will only need a root canal and a cap.   I have had so many root canals, I am used to the pain.

 

Ibuprofen (4 x 200mg) and Orajel if you can't get something stronger.  Rinse/swish with diluted hydrogen peroxide (1 prt to 3 prts water) to help stave off infection.

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Ibuprofen (4 x 200mg) and Orajel if you can't get something stronger.  Rinse/swish with diluted hydrogen peroxide (1 prt to 3 prts water) to help stave off infection.

Thank you.

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On 10/8/2020 at 2:17 PM, PRgal said:

When exactly does one start feeling old? 

 

On 10/8/2020 at 2:28 PM, peacheslatour said:

I wonder if anyone ever does. 

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And with that, my peeve is how shitty I feel after a couple beers. I LOVE Oktoberfest beers. They are my favorite beer family and I only allow myself to drink them in October. But more than 2? And I'm useless the next day. If I have 2? It's going to be iffy. I used to be able to drink and drink and sure, be pretty toasted but I could function the next day!

And my other peeve is the change manufacturers are making to pull top cans. I can never open them fully and they don't play well with can openers. When I was a kid I sliced my finger up on a pull top fruit cup (like this, but fruit) and have hated them ever since.

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On 10/8/2020 at 2:17 PM, PRgal said:

When exactly does one start feeling old? 

Do you want the clean answer or the dirty answer? 

No matter how old I get, I will always have the maturity of a twelve year old.  That is about the only thing that keeps me young even though my body parts have started to drag on the ground. 

Every time I hop out of the shower and look in the mirror, I have the urge to iron something. 

When I am getting out of bed and my feet aren't the first thing to hit the floor.

The honest answer is when my body starts to break down.  Also when my body can't tolerate the foods I used to eat.  I have to limit my salt intake for blood pressure reasons.

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