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drummerboy said:

I ran over a raccoon last night. Couldn't stop in time.

That sucked.


:-(( That does suck. I'm sorry.

Not nearly as bad as the deer I saw T-bone a car on the driver side on Route 91 in CT outside Hartford a couple weeks ago. The whole side of the car was caved in, and the sight and sound of the deer hitting, then bouncing back off into another lane, were absolutely sickening. Apparently the poor thing started to cross this multi-lane highway, panicked when it realized what was going on, and then couldn't get out again fast enough. It rammed the car, not the other way round. LOL

However, it does suck, and I would feel horrible if that happened to me, DB.

Yeah, well, that deer story sounds pretty horrific too.

I would not want to know how THAT driver must have felt. Moving at around 60 mph, looking ahead, s/he might never have seen the deer coming. We were directly behind that car, and I didn't see it until the split second before impact. And there was not a blessed thing that driver could have done to avoid it. Horrible.

spontaneous said:

Spell check won't catch grammar, things like there, their, and they're for instance. And although I know the difference between they're, their, and there beyond all doubt, and it even grates at me when I read someone using the wrong one (though I bite my tongue) there have been times that my very own fingers seem to have a mind of their own and type out the wrong one. Same with your and you're. Damn fingers are out to get me.
Same here and I'm always appalled (and hurriedly editing my posts, hoping nobody will notice ... or worse - quote it ... before I can get it fixed.)


(at the risk of failing to advance the fun here)

shoshannah said: "I saw a FB post today where the person said eliviate instead of alleviate. Would you correct the person in that situation? Sometimes I think it's worse to ignore the mis-spelling and let it hang out there."

Kids' first-grade teacher's method was to respond to the post (in their case, journal entry) in such a way as to use the same word, spelled right, rather than comment on the spelling.

MJC, that's exactly how I do it. Makes the subtle point of the correct usage without trying to make the other person look foolish. Although sometimes the other person simply misses the correction altogether. But it's better than just letting it go.

So, my situation at the moment is such that I've been visiting various doctors, who have been taking my various vitals. And some have measured my height without shoes.

And I've found out that I'm an inch shorter than I thought I was!

Don't care, I'm still going with the old height if anyone asks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc#t=64

^^^^^^^^^^
Funny!

My favorite line is, "Unless your name is Prince!"

drummerboy said:

So, my situation at the moment is such that I've been visiting various doctors, who have been taking my various vitals. And some have measured my height without shoes.

And I've found out that I'm an inch shorter than I thought I was!

Don't care, I'm still going with the old height if anyone asks.


You shrink as you get older... Not everyone, just you. smile

Kidding of course! We all shrink.

Last week I found out that if you click on an MOL ad, you can get back to the forum page you were on by clicking on it again. I never knew that.

I actually gained 3/4" in height when I lost 140 or so pounds

carolanne said:

I actually gained 3/4" in height when I lost 140 or so pounds
You'd been weighing yourself down? (I'm sure that there is something deep and philosophical to say about that, but I'm not coming up with it right now.)


yeah, neither could I

That's one heck of an accomplishment, Carol Anne! I think you are just standing taller with justifiable pride. smile

Yeah, weight could very well be why I'm a bit shorter too. We shall see.

This is an old clip, but I just came across it. Pretty amazing, very touching and hopeful.

companion article to the clip
http://www.salon.com/2014/07/15/alive_inside_music_may_be_the_best_medicine_for_dementia/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZQf0p73QM

That is why I end up singing every time I go to see my mother in her memory care facility. She really responds to it. It's as if a light goes on.

That is amazing, when the interviewer asks a question about what he thinks about the music, he has difficulty coming up with an answer. Yet, when the interviewer asks a "yes" or "no" question, suddenly the flood gates open and Henry talks and talks and talks, in fairly complex terms. Music really is a key.

Made me cry.

Yeah, but I have to quibble with him about his selection of Cab Calloway's best tune. ;-)

Can YOU sing that song as well as he did? wink

So today's been food adventure day. First the disaster of the cappuccino chips. Now the habanero hands problem.

I showed my son how to make chili today, and he wanted to throw in some hot peppers, so we bought some habaneros. I've never cooked with them before - as I've gotten older my tolerance for hot foods has waned and I kind of steer clear of them now.

Anyway, I chopped one up to show him how, and then I tasted a bit to try and figure out how much we should add to the chili. MOTHERF&&*&%% IT WAS HOT! I just tasted a tiny little sliver and still, about 45 minutes later, I can still taste it on my lips and tongue (and a little on my forehead, where I scratched myself after foolishly thinking that mere soap would take the poison off of my hands.) I did have some milk to try and neutralize it, and wiped my fingers with alcohol, which seems to have cleaned the hot juice off of them.

Sheesh, how do people eat this stuff. And what are we going to do with the other 15 peppers? We have a years supply for $1.68.

Have to remember to tell the son to get some rubber gloves if he intends to pursue this culinary direction.

'Hot juice' is an oil. As with poison ivy oil, it's tough to wash off, and it gets on everything it touches and stays there. Don't get it in your eyes.

A stronger detergent soap (like a strong dish or laundry detergent) should help wash it off.

.... From stories I've heard, you want to be sure wash all the hot oils off your hands before you go have to pee.

Yes, thanks for the advice. I googled "how to get habanero off hands" and the first link gave similar advice (though it wasn't about peeing. it was, er, something else.). They recommended using alcohol as a good solvent though, which seems to have done the trick.

Glad to hear it.
Now you may want to wipe down your keyboard with alcohol on a wipe or cloth too, if you haven't already. oh oh

Habaneros are not for amateurs. Try a few jalapeños next time, or maybe even poblanos foe a very mild heat.

kthnry said:

Habaneros are not for amateurs. Try a few jalapeños next time, or maybe even poblanos foe a very mild heat.


You are right. I did not realize that. I figured if they were in a Shoprite in Livingston, how deadly could they be?


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