The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 2/5/13

by: Floja Roja

Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:15:50 AM EST



Greetings, Bombers! It's a fine morning here in CA, with a thin layer of smog concealing the blue of the sky (well, OK, it's still dark here, but that is how it looked yesterday afternoon) and a faint scent of exhaust in the air. Everyone will assure me it's a beautiful day, because... warm.

I have questions: Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you? (It's monkeys for me, creepy little devils.) Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)? Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)? Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Did you get kicked out or quit? ;-) Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house?

Twit-o-rama

(most of these are leftovers, but if you complain you don't get dessert!)

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 2/5/13
On This Day

In 1778, South Carolina became the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.

In 1852, the Hermitage Museum opened in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 1881, Phoenix, Arizona was incorporated.

In 1917, Congress passed, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, the Immigration Act of 1917, which severely curtailed the immigration of Asians.

In 1919, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launched United Artists.

In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of Supreme Court justices. Critics charged that he was attempting to "pack" the court.

In 1939, Generalísimo Francisco Franco (who was alive at the time) became the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.

In 1958, an H-Bomb was lost off the coast of Georgia, near Savannah. It has not been recovered to this day.

In 1988, the Arizona House of Representatives impeached Gov. Evan Mecham, who was later convicted in the state Senate and removed from office.

In 1994, White separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, Miss., of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Born on This Day

1626 - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)

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1808 - Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)

Spitzweg, Carl (1808-1885) - 1850 The Bookworm (Museum Georg Schafer, Schweinfurt, Germany)

1848 - Belle Starr, American outlaw (d. 1889)

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1878 - André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)

1880 - Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (d. 1973)

1900 - Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois (d. 1965)

1903 - Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (d. 1975)

1906 - John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)

John Carradine, in The Grapes of Wrath

1908 - Peg Entwistle, English actress (d. 1932)

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1914 - William S. Burroughs, American author (d. 1997)

1919 - Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)

1919 - Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)

1934 - Hank Aaron. American baseball player

1941 - David Selby, American actor

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1942 - Cory Wells, American singer (Three Dog Night)

1944 - James B. Cobb, Jr., American guitarist (Classics IV)

1944 - Al Kooper, American musician

1946 - Charlotte Rampling, British actress

1948 - Christopher Guest, American actor and director

1948 - Barbara Hershey, American actress

1954 - Cliff Martinez, American drummer and composer (Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Dickies)

1959 - Jennifer Granholm American politician, 47th Governor of Michigan, TV host

1962 - Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress

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1964 - Laura Linney, American actress

1964 - Duff McKagan, American musician (Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver)

1975 - Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)

Died on This Day

1578 - Giambattista Moroni, Italian painter (b. c.1520-24)

Portrait of a woman, perhaps Lucia Albani Avogadro ('La Dama in Rosso')

1946 - George Arliss, English actor (b. 1868)

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1959 - Gwili Andre, Danish actress (b. 1908)

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1969 - Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1902)

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1982 - Dolores Moran, American actress (b. 1926)

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1995 - Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)

1997 - Pamela Harriman, English-born American diplomat (b. 1920)

2008 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founder of Transcendental Meditation (b. c. 1917)

2010 - Ian Carmichael, English actor who played Bertie Wooster and Peter Wimsey. (b. 1920)

Today is

National Weatherperson's Day
Disaster Day
National Whipped Cream Day
National Chocolate Fondue Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day
World Nutella Day

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Good morning. (2.00 / 27)
The new, improved Tea Party flag!

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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


National Weatherperson's Day ? (2.00 / 20)
Is that the day where a weatherperson looks outside, sees the rain, and realizes their forecast for "abundant sunshine" might need to be revised? Wait, that might be groundhog day.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Cool morning. You can send some of that California warmth (2.00 / 20)
our way, but please keep the smog.

Here are a few answers:

Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you? No

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)? No

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)? I am definitely Type A.

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Did you get kicked out or quit? ;-) I was in the Girl Scouts through high school. I stayed in because I wanted to go to Girl Scout Camp.

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house? Totally helpless, but blue jersey dad is really handy. Both dad and Son 1 are good with computers too.


the smog is in salt lake city (2.00 / 7)
all the smog is here.  again.  inversion.  pollution.  sun is now working its way through.  and at night we have freezing pollution smog/fog.  grrr.  

[ Parent ]
the smog is in salt lake city (2.00 / 6)
all the smog is here.  again.  inversion.  pollution.  sun is now working its way through.  and at night we have freezing pollution smog/fog.  grrr.  

[ Parent ]
Wow. (2.00 / 7)
Must be REALLY bad for you to say it twice. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
the cliimate change bill hearing (2.00 / 7)
went all to hell yesterday in the legislature.  i have little hope for any of the clean air bills . . .

i may have put a link to the climate bill hearing in my news diary last night.  i saw it happen live-tweeted.  it was brutal.  


[ Parent ]
I've probably already told you this, but... (2.00 / 7)
...early in the 20th century, my great-grandparents moved from the valley floor (near Liberty Park) up to the Avenues by the Capitol, trying to get above the inversion layer. Because my little grandfather was athsmatic. Can't imagine that it helped a whole lot, but they tried. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
What can you do, though? (2.00 / 7)
You can't stop inversion layers (they happen in Pasadena, too). Tighter regs for auto emissions? Those certainly helped out here in Cali.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
what should happen: (2.00 / 7)
The list suggests such actions as reducing highway speed limits to 55 mph, making mass transit free for the remainder of the winter season, requiring industrial polluters to cut production by 50 percent and completely prohibiting wood burning.

UPHE recommends that these, and other measures, be enacted through at least March 15, which they've said is generally the end of the inversion season.


from fox news



[ Parent ]
here is the city weekly story (2.00 / 5)
it more accurately portrays the pathos in the hearing:
Concerns of Climate, Fires and Al Qaeda Burn Up Bill Hearing

[ Parent ]
That's so sad. (2.00 / 5)
Some indications of sensible thinking, but all for naught in the end. How much further ahead must the people get of the majority of the legislature for something - anything - to be done?

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
Good morning. Your questions are so random today. Love it. (2.00 / 18)
Scary animals. -  as a small animal vet the only thing that scares me is a really pissed off cat in a carrier.  In the larger world I am given the heebie jeebies by opossums.  I don't know why cause they are kind of cute and just want to be left alone but they always startle me.

Hypnotized - nope

Personality - A.  Shouldn't this question be first? :)

Scouts? - yes, girl, for one meeting.  Quit.  See also:  ballet

Handy or not? -  I am more the brains of the operation.


answers (2.00 / 17)
Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you? Rats (and possums in my kitchen)

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)? No. But I have experienced trance.

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)? Alphabet soup here. Or gumbo.

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Did you get kicked out or quit? ;-) Was a Brownie, and a G.S.  Got kicked out of GS's when I staged a protest against our scout leader who was a horrible mean woman who worked as a prison matron, when she wasn't making our lives miserable at scout summer camp.

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house? Very handy.  Was raised by my dad to be his handy helper, so had my own tool kit starting as a kid.  No dolls for Dee.  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Possums don't scare me exactly (2.00 / 17)
They creep me out. Seriously, they are some ugly creatures!

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
coming face to face with one (2.00 / 18)
sitting next to my coffee maker was scary.  Ugh.

I hope (fingers crossed) I never have to go through that again.

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
I caught a baby one eating my cats' food once (2.00 / 13)
but it scared away very easily. Thankfully.

Large and aggressive raccoons are scary, too.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I'd forgotten this story, FR. (2.00 / 2)
When I was a kid, a couple of my neighbors kept monkeys.  I think it was a '50s fad.  The next door neighbors had a male/female pair named Johnny and Mickey.  Mickey was very shy, and never bothered anybody.  But Johnny was quite aggressive, and smart enough to escape his cage.  As he got older, he was harder and harder to handle.  One day he got loose, and they didn't know where he'd gone.  Some guy a couple blocks away had the shocking experience of looking in his mirror to shave, and seeing two faces in the mirror.

I don't know what happened to Mickey and Johnny, but that was the end of their lives as pets in my neighborhood.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
My sister (2.00 / 11)
confronted a possum (or vice versa) at night in our kitchen once. There was a little chute in the fireplace where you were supposed to sweep the ashes. Our cats went in and out there and from then on it was called the possum hole.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

[ Parent ]
We had one of those chutes (2.00 / 6)
but it had a heavy metal lid and opened straight onto the unfinished basement. Nothing could get in that!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
abridged/redacted/censored/omitted/delayed n/t (2.00 / 17)


Welcome to the Moose, amzo! (2.00 / 13)
:~)

[verbose welcome delayed due to SMS [Schedule Madness Syndrome]

A Moose of some description will be around at some point - if not already - to perform the ritual welcome fanfare. In the meantime make yourself at home, the sushi bar at the back makes a mean Tuna Sandwich.



John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
nice looking bait on beautiful plate/thx! (2.00 / 8)


[ Parent ]
Tuna Sandwich is the best. (2.00 / 6)
Neat little sailboats, only the best sushi chef's know about it. Robert here uses panko on the outside to give a little crunch to it.

mmmmm....

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Good morning all! (2.00 / 16)
So there's a missing H-bomb floating around out there? Not sure I wanted to know that. ::crawls under bed::

Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you? Stink bugs, but only if they get in the house and fly around my head.

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)? Nope. I don't think I'd be a good candidate.

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)? Type B with an anxiety disorder that sometimes makes me come across as A.

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Did you get kicked out or quit? I was a girl scout and got kicked out. We had a hiking trip planned; they said we were going rain or shine so I made Mom & Dad buy me rain gear. Then they cancelled the trip on account of a little rain (not torrential). I made a less-than-desirable remark to the leader and it all went down hill from there. Took a couple more episodes but the leader KNEW I thought she was an idiot and didn't like it I don't think.

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house? Pretty seriously helpless. Married trs so I wouldn't have to worry about such things (no, not a gender stereotype thing - Kidlet, a girl-child, is all about the power tools.)

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Note (2.00 / 15)
I think my social skills have improved since then, but folks still always seem to know if I think they're an idiot.

Maybe acting lessons?

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


[ Parent ]
I love John Fugelsang (2.00 / 15)
and does TBogg really want to start that rumor? Knowing the GOP, they will very well believe it. I predict a congressional hearing in a few months.

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Snakes! EEeek! Even a picture of a snake has me slowly backing out of the room.

No.

I'd say mostly B with a little D.

No. They had a troop at my school, but it was disbanded for some reason.

If push came to shove, I prolly could figure it out, but I leave it to mr. handyman.


At first I thought that since the guy was dead for centuries (2.00 / 9)
that we could easily quash that rumor. Then I remembered there is an actual "Obama has a time machine" rumor out there. He could have let Hillary borrow it.

Still doesn't answer motive. Did she like the Princes in the Tower that much?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
The last Picture (2.00 / 17)
of Dolores Moran lying on the diving board at the Beverly Hills Hotel brought back memories. Back in my days on Madison Ave. The Beverly Hills was our must stay hotel when shooting commercials in LA. The service was spectacular and they would keep a 3X5 card  records of their guest likes and dislikes and how frequently they stayed.

Oh how I miss expense accounts ;)

" In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. "


My understanding is that Richard III' remains (2.00 / 16)
were found underneath the garage that the University of Chicago wants to build after it tears down Raygunz boyhood home to make way for the Kenyan Muslim Presidential museum.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

But that fails to explain (1.90 / 10)
why Hillary killed Richard III in the first place.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
For his horse, of course. (2.00 / 10)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
I think a kingdom would have been better. (2.00 / 10)


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
It is alson National Pancake Day (2.00 / 16)
which, already, the one TV station and 3 different radio stations I have listened to thought important enough to mention.

Odd. (2.00 / 10)
I think I have National Pancake Day on another date. I take a conglomeration of several holiday sites and usually pick the dates that most of them agree on. I do get a few wrong. :)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
There seems to be some mass confusion (2.00 / 8)
Pancake day is typically celebrated on "Fat Tuesday" or the last day before Lent.  This year it occurs on Tuesday, February 12.

But this year it is not?

But the headline:

IHOP Serves Freebies on National Pancake DayThere's nothing like free food for a good cause.  For the eighth year, IHOP restaurants are offering a free stack of buttermilk pancakes today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Too much syrup on teh brains, it appears.


[ Parent ]
Oh yeah, (2.00 / 6)
I think I recall coming upon this same thing last year.

Maybe IHOP is confused because they aren't used to those moveable holidays.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
IHOP is probably doing it earlier (2.00 / 6)
rather than having to pay staff time and a half for doing on the real national holiday. :P

[ Parent ]
I bet... (2.00 / 5)
...it's "Presidents' Day Syndrome," where they make up a holiday that's on a convenient day sometime vaguely near a REAL holiday. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
Some answers: (2.00 / 15)
Are there any animals that scare you. Snakes, mostly.
Have you ever been hypnotized?  Yes, I am a very good subject, so good that I cannot be in the same room with someone else being hypnotized as I go straight under.
Which of the alphabetical types are you? Definitely NOT an A.
Were you ever in the boy/girl Scouts?  Did you get kicked out or quit? Grade school Brownie troop, no interest in scouting at all.
Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house?  Definitely helpless.  I can plunge a toilet and change low-hanging light bulbs but that's pretty much it.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

Handy Dandy. (2.00 / 14)
Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you?

- Nope.

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)?

- Nope.

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)?

- AAA+

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Did you get kicked out or quit? ;-)

- yes, from Indian Guides through Boy Scouts. Moved and didn't do it anymore.

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house?

- Obsessively handy.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


World Nutella Day... (2.00 / 14)
My middle son will be happy about this..That kid loves his Nutella on just about everything--including bacon. I don't know about that child sometimes, I keep thinking it's just a phase, but afer 10+ years I'm thinking maybe not.

Q&A Time!

Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you? Snakes, snakes scare the bajeebies outta me.

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)? Nope

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)? Not an A, more like B and a few A traits..I guess. Maybe.

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Yep.

Did you get kicked out or quit? Quit but not by choice, moved back to the States from Japan, Dad was sent to Vietnam and we wound up in Alabama. Scouting was not big in 1970 rural Alabama. Beauty pageants, yes, scouting no.

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house? If I have to, I can fix stuff, but spouse person has that handy dandy super duper tool kit and is always ready to jump into fixer upper mode! :o)

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


We have an Italian bakery in town that sells Nutella gelato (2.00 / 12)
It doesn't suck.

[ Parent ]
I have still not tried Nutella (2.00 / 11)
but I have several friends who utterly loathe the stuff. Of course, the most vehement of them also does not like rosemary, so perhaps I should not heed her opinion and try it for myself? ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
you will find that (2.00 / 5)
it's waaaaay too sweet. And has a horrible aftertaste. Or I will eat my hat ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

[ Parent ]
Which hat? (2.00 / 7)
With Nutella on it?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I think she'd much rather have the hat plain. (2.00 / 2)
I'm not sure I know what Nutella is.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
asdf (2.00 / 2)
It's made from hazelnuts with a slight chocolate flavor and is commonly used as a spread, afaik.

[ Parent ]
first time I had it (2.00 / 6)
a Canadian friend came for a visit, and served us Nutella on bagels. Wasn't too bad.

Back when we had Caprial and John's Kitchen on PBS, they made... what's it called? Something like cream puffs, but filled with either pure Nutella, or a Nutella mixture. I would try that.

Ok, I googled and they're called Italian Donuts. Bookmarked!


[ Parent ]
I posted a link on my kiddo's page a few days ago with all kinds (2.00 / 6)
of dessert recipes for Nutella

Recipes with Nutella

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


[ Parent ]
Not my favorite, but it's okay... (2.00 / 6)
My kids have always liked it, but the as I said the middle son in particular loves that stuff. I did draw the line at broccoli with Nutella! Ewwww!

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

[ Parent ]
interesting link (2.00 / 6)
they say you can make nutella from scratch.

[ Parent ]
Answers for Feb 5 (2.00 / 12)
Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you? (It's monkeys for me, creepy little devils.)

Dogs, especially large dogs.

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)?

It's been tried, but it hasn't worked.

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)?

I am type P for Peter

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)?

No.

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house?

Utterly helpless. Apartment living is great, there is a super. He fixes stuff.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


I was somewhat afraid of dogs (2.00 / 3)
until I had one and started to understand their body language.  Pretty soon even the bigger ones were less scary.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
ow! schrapnel! (2.00 / 11)
* Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you?
Nope.  Dad was a vet.  Been bit by pretty much every small animal. Raccoons, however, get on my nerves.
* Have you ever been hypnotized?
Nope.
* Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)?
W? as in Group W...
* Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)?
Cub scouts. Quit rather than move up to boy scouts.  They had a commercial that turned me off.
* Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house?
Handy.  biggest problem is time.  drives me crazy to hire someone to do something I know I could do if I had a day to do it.

from the bubbapod:


Good morning! (2.00 / 12)
I'm setting myself up for disappointment, I know, but I feel so politically optimistic lately.

Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you?

Rats! Not the punk rock girl pet kind, the alley dwellers.

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)?

No

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)?

I don't really fit into any of those. I'm sort of a reluctant leader type. I don't seek it out, but people around me are always taking two steps back and leaving it to me. But if I was a dog, I'd be an Omega. Don't want to even get in the game.

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Boy - Eagle Scout.

Did you get kicked out or quit? ;-) I aged out. I sent back my Eagle Scout badge long ago, before it became so trendy. :)

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house?

I'm no expert but can figure out the easy stuff. The exception is plumbing. I suck at it. An embarrassing call to make is the one to a plumber when you're halfway through a failed project. It's happened a few times for me.


Yeah, plumbing can be a bear. (2.00 / 3)
I can do a little, but if I'm putting something together and the ends don't meet up, I panic.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Questions (2.00 / 11)
Are there any animals that scare you? Coyotes, snakes, rats, the usual.
Have you ever been hypnotized? Yes.
Which of the alphabetical types are you? L, for languid and lazy
Were you ever in the boy/girl Scouts? Camp Fire Girls. I became obsessed with the book of things to do. I had dozens of beads sewn onto my blue vest.
Are you handy or helpless around the house? Definitely helpless. I used to have a dad and boyfriends to fix things but now nobody. Anyone Near DC know how to install a kitchen faucet? I've been using pliers on the broken one for three months.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

I like your personality type. (2.00 / 11)
Here I was thinking I was a B, but maybe I am L as well (it goes with my name, certainly).

We had ads on TV for Camp Fire Girls, but I know of no troops in my area. We were all Brownies and Girl Scouts. Well, I was only a Brownie briefly. It got old fast. Maybe if we could have dressed like Emma Peel and had adventures I might not have quit.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Do you need the whole (2.00 / 2)
faucet, or just a handle?  (That's how I interpret your comment about pliers, but maybe I'm wrong!)

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
The Whole Faucet (2.00 / 1)
Faucets are like everything else these days, can't fix it, have to replace it. Our wonderful condo complex facility manager, Lamar, came by today, looked at the faucet I bought months ago, and said it wasn't even good enough to install because it would only last a year, two at the outside. Get a Delta, he said, so you'll have it for a while and you won't have to go through this again so soon.

Lamar's assistant, Jaime (also wonderful), is the person we hire to do household repairs. He's on vacation right now. I've been trying to put aside money to give Jaime for the job but haven't been able to get it together yet.

Oh, and I need to replace my garbage disposal too. It's been broken even longer than the faucet. I haven't put together the money to buy that, much less have money for Jaime to install it.



Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


[ Parent ]
Happy Tuesday, Bombardiers! (2.00 / 10)
Still waking up here after my first cup of the morning, but so far, so good.

About hypnosis: When I was 13 I made an appointment to go see a hypnotist who advertised in the paper that he could teach the skill. I wanted to be able to amaze my friends.

The man was somewhat surprised to see a skinny kid in his office, but he patiently explained to me that he was all about things like weight loss and smoking. I thought he was a tremendous fraud, and I've never believed in the power of hypnosis since. ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


I don't know about any great powers. (2.00 / 3)
And I'm not at all sure that the showbiz hypnotists like the Amazing Kreskin (sp?) are for real.

That said, Richard Feynman wrote a chapter in one of his books about being hypnotized by one.  He wondered whether hypnotists really had the power to make people do things if they didn't want to.  So he figured he'd get hypnotized and try not to do what the hypnotist asked.  It turned out that, under hypnosis, he did everything the hypnotist told him, simply because, under hypnosis, he found that he wanted to do those things.

I'm lucky.


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Well, my mother used to fix my hair like the lady in the first picture... (2.00 / 11)
Scarred me for life, it did.

Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you? Not really. I'm only scared if they are, and want to bite me.  
Have you ever been hypnotized? Only while watching Viggo Mortensen.
Which of the alphabetical personality types are you? Is there an "S" for "strange"?
Were you ever in the Scouts? Yes, Girl Scouts.
Did you get kicked out or quit? Well, they let me stay even after I found a bleached cow skull on a day hike and insisted on bringing it home.
Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house? Handy. I brought my own tools to my current marriage. I built my husband's office desk/bench/cabinets/shelves.


TS5: Amos Lee "Clear Blue Eyes" (2.00 / 9)

Good morning! It's 47°and  will rain in Bellingham today. I bought the first primroses of the season yesterday, so wet spring gardening is beginning right on schedule.  

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Morning questions..... (2.00 / 8)
The fact I rarely answer them is prolly related to why I wasn't a girl scout, have never been successfully hypnotized, have a P, for perfection and C, for control personality type, think I can fix anything if I try hard enough....and am only afraid of big bulls, charging at the little girl I once was!

Good morning Floja...you got my best effort  this morning!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


speaking of handy (2.00 / 5)
I'm going to build myself a patio. Not sure a 3'x4' area could be called a patio, but it uses the same method. It's for the area where the outdoor faucet is, usually full of weeds and leaves and I hate stepping in that area to turn on the water, not knowing what slinks beneath, thus the patioette.  

Sure, it could be a patio. (2.00 / 5)
Just get one of those small scale cafe table/chair sets to put there. Or a small bench.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Hell, I put a chair out... (2.00 / 5)
...on the landing below my back porch, and I call it "the terrace." ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Don't know where else to share this... but before forget (2.00 / 6)
Very very funny vid of a gun drunk in a convenience store. We've all been there... or thereabouts.



The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


That's pretty wasted. (2.00 / 3)
I'm surprised he didn't just give up and go to sleep on the floor.

I'm lucky.

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Yo! FR! (2.00 / 4)
Have we defined any personality types other than A?  I'm curious to know what type (aside from curious) I am!  :-)

I'm lucky.

All I know about is A and B (2.00 / 4)
but people have been making up their own.
Yup, I just checked. Only two - A being the aggressive, impatient type and B being the relaxed, easygoing type.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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I resemble that! (2.00 / 2)
I googled it and one site gave abcd. so there.  

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All I know about is A and B (2.00 / 4)
but people have been making up their own.
Yup, I just checked. Only two - A being the aggressive, impatient type and B being the relaxed, easygoing type.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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OK, so my answer at the other venue (2.00 / 1)
(not A) pretty much sums it up.

As to the other answers, it's bears and rats; hypnotized YES; very limited handiness (so thank goodness for Lulu); Cub Scouts only--did not attempt Boy Scouts because I was pretty much a washout as a Cub Scout.

I'm lucky.


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answers (2.00 / 4)
I have some:

Are there any animals (not bugs) that scare you?

Skunks and bears. Both are backyard realities where my mom lives, and I have had some run-ins with the skunks, but so far, no bears. I have no idea what I would do if confronted by a bear. Cry?

Have you ever been hypnotized (knowingly, I mean)?

In college I helped a friend with a project and he tried to hypnotize me. Basically, all I felt was relaxed.

Which of the alphabetical personality types are you (A, B...)?

A B with some mild A tendencies.

Were you ever in the Scouts (boy/girl)? Did you get kicked out or quit? ;-)

I was a Brownie and I got cashiered from the service for Thievery. I could not resist the Thin Mint cookies that the scout leader was storing in our basement. :)

Are you handy or helpless when it comes to fixing things around the house?

I can fix a lot of things, even some light electrical, but no plumbing. There are also a lot of things that I can do, but am too lazy to bother with ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


I forgot to add (2.00 / 3)
sharks and charging rhinos.

Oops.

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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Sharks are easy to avoid (2.00 / 4)
just stay out of the ocean, unless you know someone with a pool filled with sharks with frickin' lazers on their heads.

I know there have been accusations of RINOS over in DC, but all they ever charge is their hooker bill (to the taxpayers).

I don't think you are supposed to cry until you have tried reasoning with the bear. If that fails, throw the skunk at it and run.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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Ah, so that's your cunning plan, eh (2.00 / 2)
Baldrick? Very clever!

I am also not fond of unicorns...they tend to get stabby

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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Har! (0.00 / 0)
I was going to say, "I'm lucky!  The only animal I'm afraid of is mythical!"

I'm lucky.

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never play leapfrog with an unicorn. (2.00 / 1)
old granny proverb. ;)

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Sorry, fear of skunks is too rational! ;-) (0.00 / 0)
As for hypnosis,

Basically, all I felt was relaxed.

That's really what it amounts to, but being that relaxed is an amazing sensation.  When I come out of hypnosis, I get the feeling that my whole body has been "asleep," kind of like your foot being asleep.  Body feels tingly.

I'm lucky.


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