"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #12461
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,349
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
When I bought my first Volvo, I started to see Volvos all the time.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
Cars came immediately to mind.
Yeah, I thought of that. I usually notice the names of products so when I see them, I recall they were on TV. But I didn't even know how to pronounce this name until I heard it on TV last night.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #12462
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,303
When I drive in northern MN, I hardly see any Volvos. However, in my neck of the woods, they are every where. I attribute it to the number of embassies in Ottawa (and the number of used Volvos on the market when the embassy personnel get transferred).
__________________

__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 03:30 PM   #12463
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,248
I'm nursing a headache - thankfully it is going away. The police probably rolled up to the rock concert going on a couple houses away and unplugged the equipment. It's an every-summer event at that house. If it had gone on much longer I was thinking of nursing a stiff drink.



Quote:
Originally Posted by LPBeier View Post
I don't know if she needs any help with her mobility when it comes to food. She was lying on her bed behind me and I dropped a piece of watermelon on the other side of me. Before I could reach to pick it up she was there and swallowed it whole. No wonder she has health problems!
Sounds like the "hearing test" my kids' doctor suggested when I said I thought out son might have hearing problems (kids were about 1 1/2). Seems like our son never heard me calling him when he was busy with something. Himself's the same way ALL the time, so it must be a "Guy" thing. The doc suggested I put a dish of M&Ms on the kitchen counter, and when the kids were watching TV I should pick a couple up, then drop them back into the dish. Hmm, the kid could hear THAT sound! Goober didn't have problems with his hearing skills, it was a problem with his listening skills!
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 04:30 PM   #12464
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
Grocery shopping this morning
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 08:29 PM   #12465
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
My laptop got some type of virus, got it in to get it fixed yesterday but it wasn't fixed, Dh picked it up for me but didn't check it. So, back to the store again today, they assured me it would be right tomorrow. It will be nice to get it back. Our 14 yr old daughter & I are sharing dh's computer until then.
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 08:41 PM   #12466
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,303
The registry on my laptop got corrupted. It is still in the shop...sigh.

I'm trying to get motivated to finish cleaning (trying not do to do "deep cleaning" but rather spot cleaning...so tell me why I feel the oven has to be cleaned NOW?) since I have house guests coming on Friday. Oh vey! I love having friends visit, but I am always so stressed about the house...and how clean it is/isn't. I hope they are coming to see me and not judge my housekeeping habits...I live alone! I don't care if there are bags of dog food in the back entrance because I haven't hauled them to the basement or a couple of boxes marked "Goodwill" that I haven't put in the car, yet. But my house guests might...
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 09:33 PM   #12467
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,874
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
The registry on my laptop got corrupted. It is still in the shop...sigh.

I'm trying to get motivated to finish cleaning (trying not do to do "deep cleaning" but rather spot cleaning...so tell me why I feel the oven has to be cleaned NOW?) since I have house guests coming on Friday. Oh vey! I love having friends visit, but I am always so stressed about the house...and how clean it is/isn't. I hope they are coming to see me and not judge my housekeeping habits...I live alone! I don't care if there are bags of dog food in the back entrance because I haven't hauled them to the basement or a couple of boxes marked "Goodwill" that I haven't put in the car, yet. But my house guests might...
Unless it makes moving around hard or makes the house uncomfortable, don't worry about it. If your guests care about stuff like that, they would find something else to worry about if it wasn't there.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 09:35 PM   #12468
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
Unless it makes moving around hard or makes the house uncomfortable, don't worry about it. If your guests care about stuff like that, they would find something else to worry about if it wasn't there.
+1. They're coming to see you, not your house.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 10:03 PM   #12469
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,874
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
I just checked my cone flowers. No sleeping bumblebees tonight. There was one yesterday and two the night before.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 04:13 AM   #12470
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,248
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
...I love having friends visit, but I am always so stressed about the house...and how clean it is/isn't. I hope they are coming to see me and not judge my housekeeping habits...
Have they been there before? That is my criteria. If they've seen my house in better shape (because I go crazy and clean like a maniac the first time someone is coming over) and they are now repeat guests I also figure they're coming to see me, not my house. Relax and enjoy the company. If anyone says anything about your housekeeping put them to work. Have a good time with your friends.
__________________

__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.