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Welcome to Vegemite Grrl's Home for the Absent-Minded, where you can tell tales of putting milk in the pantry/driving to the store and then forgetting what you went there to buy/looking for your glasses for 20 minutes before you realize you're wearing them/etcetera without fear of reprisals*.
*Polite and or incredulous laughing and headshaking are par for the course and to be expected.

I hope I'm not the only one who fills this full of tales. Oh I have so many. Here's today's:

I have a cool hoonjadoonja that I plug my iphone/ipod into so that it will play through the car stereo. It's awesome.
...Except for when I put my phone/pod in my pocket without unplugging it and go to get out of the car. That's when I feel a sharp tug and a) my phone flies out of my pocket onto the ground still plugged in, or b) the rest of the device that plugs into the console rips out and I notice a cord coming out of my pocket and go "OHH RIGHT".

Hangs head.

Welcome, one and all.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 01:22 (ten years ago) link

Recently my wife emailed me at work a digital photo of our utility drawer. Where I had replaced the scissors I had used to cut open a cheese package. And where I also placed the cheese.

Soccer mom, hopeless and lost, in utter despair (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 7 June 2012 01:30 (ten years ago) link

<3 welcome. You are among friend/s, Dan.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 01:32 (ten years ago) link

Today I let a no knead bread rise for 10 hours too long, then when I dumped it out on the workspace to salvage, discovered I had used twice as much water as called for. The white, pasty, wet gloop spilled all over everything.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 7 June 2012 02:33 (ten years ago) link

Goes to supermarket to get one specific item I'm out of (toilet paper, margarine, water, coffee, stuff you need every day), returns with a car filled with everything on the shopping list, except that one thing I needed. But I did cross it off the list in the store. Why do I even make lists?

StanM, Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:10 (ten years ago) link

oh god I do that so much

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:13 (ten years ago) link

hi

buzza, Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:14 (ten years ago) link

Today I was in the kitchen holding the baby and trying to rinse a dish. Next thing I know I am in the bedroom and could hear water running because for some weird reason I forgot to turn of the kitchen faucet.

*tera, Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:16 (ten years ago) link

I shall try to spare this thread my continuing adventures in never being able to remember if I locked the front door, but I'm sure I'll have many other things to bring here :(

yesterday I forgot to check there was nothing sitting on top of the fishtank (which is too close to the wall to look behind and too heavy and full of fish to move) before opening it, and had to sheepishly ask if the birthday card I rescued just in time was the only thing that had been there, or if I had lost anything useful

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 7 June 2012 10:13 (ten years ago) link

Goes to supermarket to get one specific item I'm out of (toilet paper, margarine, water, coffee, stuff you need every day), returns with a car filled with everything on the shopping list, except that one thing I needed. But I did cross it off the list in the store. Why do I even make lists?

i do this all the time but last week outdid myself when i left the house to get a couple of essentials and somehow completely forget to go to the shop at all. i think i literally just wandered around for a bit listening to nicki minaj and got distracted by a market with nice food.

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 June 2012 10:22 (ten years ago) link

This one time after making a cup of tea I put the kettle in the fridge, and had to re-arrange quite a lot of stuff in there to make it fit.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 7 June 2012 10:31 (ten years ago) link

Three times a day I wander around my classroom for four or five minutes trying to locate something I've set down--my clipboard, student work, my coffee, a red pen, etc. Yesterday I left the coffee cup in the supply cupboard. As I look for these things, usually muttering to myself, five students will come up to me in the interim with a question about something; "Hang on," I'll say tersely, as I wave them away before continuing my search.

clemenza, Thursday, 7 June 2012 12:08 (ten years ago) link

I once somehow misplaced a pen in my pocket. Yes, in my pocket. I totally couldn't find it, so grabbed another pen and put it in there. Then at the end of the day, I found two pens in my pocket.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:02 (ten years ago) link

I've got one pen in my pocket
And the other one...correction--two pens in my pocket.

clemenza, Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:12 (ten years ago) link

This one time after making a cup of tea I put the kettle in the fridge, and had to re-arrange quite a lot of stuff in there to make it fit.

This one made me giggle like mad.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:28 (ten years ago) link

That's like me putting a coffee pod in the machine and hitting "brew" and not realizing I hadn't put a cup under the spout. Did that in full view of my manager once.

I caught myself one morning about to pour milk in the water-tank of the espresso maker. O_o

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:57 (ten years ago) link

i love these. esp the cheese one.

rayuela, Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:00 (ten years ago) link

Mr Veg has this one particular look he gives me when these things happen. It's like a cross between abject concern for my mental health and sheer unbridled amusement at my ridiculousness.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 16:50 (ten years ago) link

Had to get up early today for work, closed (usually always open) bedroom door so wife could sleep in. After breakfast, remembered something I had to get from wardrobe, ran full-tilt into bedroom door in the dark, bent glasses/nose/knee. Now knee hurts in the cold, and I have become an old man.

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:45 (ten years ago) link

not to mention woke up your wife rather abruptly, I would imagine

epistantophus, Friday, 8 June 2012 01:01 (ten years ago) link

oh James owwww

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:20 (ten years ago) link

turned out she was awake all along

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Friday, 8 June 2012 02:21 (ten years ago) link

The best friends an absent-minded person will ever have are habits so deeply rutted, so acidly etched upon the brain cells as to be automatic, and utterly and mechanically reliable. For example, I trained myself never to close a car door unless the keys to the car are enclosed in my fist. I verify this over and over, habitually. Even when I am not the driver.

Aimless, Friday, 8 June 2012 03:14 (ten years ago) link

i can't even count the amount of times that i've frantically scrambled around the house searching for my keys before realizing they're in my back pocket

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 June 2012 03:16 (ten years ago) link

Yep aims I do that too, I developed a "look back at the seat I just got up from" habit when exiting trains/cafe seats/etc to ensure i dont leave behind bags or umbrellas. I put my keys in a spot, same spot, no matter what when I come home.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 03:18 (ten years ago) link

That would be a better approach than my current 'keep everything in your pockets at all times, thus carrying 2kg of crap on your hips at all times' method

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:30 (ten years ago) link

haha omg, im a fucking space cadet: after riding to work one day i took the subway home carrying my bicycle helmet, walked in the door and saw the empty spot on the wall where my bike usually goes and shouted "holy shit! where's my bike??". I set up for a performance that i completely forgot i was performing in. and i have (more than once) walked about 5 blocks from the house before i realized i was supposed to be checking the mail. fucking hippie parents man. they ruined me.

dude...I so feel you on this.

I carpool with Mr Veg & usually have the car, but every now and then he'll drop me at work and take the car. Inevitably on those days I will grab my keys at lunchtime, walk all the way out to the parking lot where I usually park my car and then go 'where the fuck is my ca----oh wait I don't have the car today'.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:39 (ten years ago) link

My housemate forgot to go to one of his best mate's wedding. I think thats pretty stellar.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:39 (ten years ago) link

I lose stuff all the time - when it comes around the time for hat and scarf, I will always go through 1-2 of both before they settle in 'on the inventory' and I know to check for them on getting up from wherever I've been. And then when it is no longer time for hat and scarf, there's a few weeks of occasional panic that I've left them somewhere, fading into more existential dread that I've left something somewhere, but what?

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 8 June 2012 05:47 (ten years ago) link

my worst, most horrifying absent-minded moment was when I was immigrating to the States. I took a flight that had 24 hour layover in Japan, so that necessitated going through customs etc. So as I'm preparing to re-embark on my journey after the layover, I've gone through the security check where they've x-rayed my carry on luggage etc etc and I'm now standing in line at customs, holding my passport and boarding pass waiting to get my passport stamped.

As I'm standing in line I see a Japanese airport guard walking along the length of the room, holding up a black satchel. He's not saying anything, just displaying it, walking back and forth along the lenght of the room. He walks by again and this time I notice the bag and think, huh that's a similar bag to mine. I look down, and realize that I AM NOT WEARING MY CARRYON BAG IE BLACK SATCHEL HOLY FUCK THAT'S MINE and I bolt after the guard to meekly reclaim my important possessions. ie wallet money, phone, everything I own.

I still get a wave of nausea thinking about that.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:49 (ten years ago) link

Needless to say I'm ridiculously ocd about my belongings when I travel now

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:50 (ten years ago) link

ACE thread

on sunday I spent fully 15 minutes looking for the keys that were in my back pocket

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:45 (ten years ago) link

oh and the thing where I'll be looking for 'er indoors in a shopping centre/street and repeatedly not see her standing right in front of me (this happens weekly)

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:47 (ten years ago) link

your bag story is terrifying btw, the worst possible thing to lose at the worst possible time

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:49 (ten years ago) link

oh and yesterday I put a bottle of olive oil in a calico bag and realised 10 minutes later that I hadn't put the lid back on

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:52 (ten years ago) link

i don't know why but my most advanced displays of absent-mindedness involved bathtubs. I once switched on the tap to start myself a bath. While waiting for the tub to fill up I started doing other things and then decided I needed to do my grocery shopping. which took me about a half hour. I came back to a well-flooded apartment and some very angry neighbors. Another time, same thing, tub filling up and I start watching a movie. After a while I realised that the sound of water flowing that I was hearing did not come from the movie but from my bathroom where luckily the tub had only just a bit overflowed. And for some absent-mindedness that did not involve tubs, there's the day I went outside my flat to throw away the garbage. The door to my flat shut behind me. I then noticed I didn't have my keys. So I start knocking on the door hoping my flatmate hears me. Then after 10mns I remember that he's not home. So I go knock at our neighbor's place to see if I can hang out with him until my flatmate returns. Neighbor wasn't there so I spent 1 hour waiting outside my apartment only to see my flatmate return and open the door without a key. That's when I remembered that unless you used your key, the door isn't locked.

Jibe, Friday, 8 June 2012 07:44 (ten years ago) link

oh god your airport story VG

once when i was coming back from atlanta, i went through customs as normal, including taking my laptop out of my hand luggage for the scanner as is standard. got out the other end, got my stuff together, took the little train thing from customs to the terminals, settled down in the lounge and decided i had time to go on the internet and OMG WHERE IS LAPTOP. i'd just walked off from customs without it!!!! luckily i had enough time to take the train back, endure the mocking laughter of the officials as i reclaimed it etc.

yesterday i popped out to the shops, halfway down road realised i'd forgotten my wallet, duh. nothing new here. got home, decided to change my coat as well cuz it wasn't as cold as i thought it would be, left house again, got to the shop and realised i had STILL FORGOTTEN MY WALLET. goddddddddddd

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:03 (ten years ago) link

the whereabouts of my keys are also a permanent mystery to me - even though i actually HAVE a designated place i always put the fucking things all the time in order to prevent scenarios like, eg, having to cancel social engagements because i can't find my keys anywhere (this happens on a regular basis).

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:04 (ten years ago) link

My daughter, who's now 22, still remembers the trauma of us heading out to something important when she was about 7 and we were seriously delayed by my inability to locate my keys.

To this day, whenever I'm looking for something, she suggests 'the vegetable rack'

Fine Toothcomb (sonofstan), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:30 (ten years ago) link

oh man just remembered one from when i was a kid (around 8-9). I had football practice with my brother. once it was over, i walk back to school talking with a friend (that's a 15minute walk). when i arrive at school you're supposed to register upon arrival so i give me and my brother's name. the guy looks at me strangely and i don't understand why. then he asks me where my brother, whom i'm registering, is. he was by the football field patiently waiting for me to take him to school.

Jibe, Friday, 8 June 2012 08:35 (ten years ago) link

I left my passport by the sink in the airport toilets once. Got back to the gate where the plane was about to leave and realised and ran back to the toilets in a panic not even knowing if I'd had it when I went there. Luckily it was still there and the plane hadn't gone yet. If someone had nicked it, or even helpfully handed it in at some kind of central desk far away from my gate...

(I have hated airports since the time I missed my plane because the queue for the security scan was going really slowly, and there are no clocks or flight announcements in the security area so I didn't know my flight was being called, and anyway there were no staff around to ask to be let through faster. You don't get a refund for that, the staff just look at you like you're a moron and then you have to go and pay for a new flight. I still feel it was not quite my fault, but uh, I could have been checking the time more instead of just standing where I was told and assuming that since I hadn't heard my name on the completely silent tannoy it was all fine)

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 8 June 2012 09:03 (ten years ago) link

xps I can't have a leather wallet like a grownup, I need one of those canvas skater type ones cos leather wallets don't have anything to attach one's keys onto and whenever they get seperated I lock myself out of places at basically the first opportunity

geezargh butlargh (DJ Mencap), Friday, 8 June 2012 09:06 (ten years ago) link

I have actually done the thing that you're really not supposed to be able to do any more - due to poor ticket checking on the part of the steward, got on the wrong plane and only realised when there was fortunately someone already in 'my' seat.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 8 June 2012 09:26 (ten years ago) link

I've just this evening missed a flight to my parents place because I completely blanked on the concept that I was travelling to the airport in peak hour traffic, and didnt factor that in to my timing :( Fuckin.

I feel like a complete dickhead. Luckily they allowed me to move to the first thing tomorrow morming flight for only a small extra fee.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 10:35 (ten years ago) link

Ive never missed a plane in my life, I'm always meticilously early to airports, so I am really mad at myself.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 10:35 (ten years ago) link

far out :(

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:02 (ten years ago) link

Put an electric kettle on the hob over christmas. Haven't had a hob kettle for about 5 years.

owenf, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:24 (ten years ago) link

has anyone else ever...forgotten to put their shoes on when leaving the house?

couple of years ago i was actually on the tube, one stop away from my house, when i realised i was still wearing my slippers. never felt so self-conscious as when i had to go back and shuffle home to put my shoes on :(

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 13:09 (ten years ago) link

i just ate some toast with vegemite so that can be my toast to you

estela, Monday, 18 April 2022 02:33 (three months ago) link

HB HB!!

The Hon. Christian Sharia (R - MO) (Hunt3r), Monday, 18 April 2022 03:13 (three months ago) link

happy bday vg!!

aegis philbin (crüt), Monday, 18 April 2022 03:34 (three months ago) link

Merry Christmas, VG!

nickn, Monday, 18 April 2022 03:42 (three months ago) link

Happy birthday VG! U R great.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 18 April 2022 03:46 (three months ago) link

<3 <3 <3 u guys are the best

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 April 2022 03:58 (three months ago) link

happy birthday!!

Tracer Hand, Monday, 18 April 2022 08:28 (three months ago) link

Why was she born so beautiful
Why was she born at all
Because she had no say in it
No say in it at all

Happy birthday VG

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 18 April 2022 09:21 (three months ago) link

(realise that may look a little creepy to non Aussies but it’s an odd thing we sometimes sing after HBTY)

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 18 April 2022 21:36 (three months ago) link

Belated HB Veg! xx

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 18 April 2022 22:31 (three months ago) link

In Toronto for a Jays game today, after which I arranged to watch the Raptors game at a friend's. I have a bad habit of leaving stuff behind, so I double-checked that I had everything when I left for the two-hour drive home: wallet, laptop, book, hearing aids, all there. When I got some drive-through close to home, everything in my wallet looked rearranged...I'll be making a return visit tomorrow.

clemenza, Friday, 29 April 2022 05:23 (three months ago) link

Go wild and tap yourself several sub-$100 purchases!

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 29 April 2022 05:28 (three months ago) link

I bought Twitter this morning.

clemenza, Friday, 29 April 2022 13:56 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

That little misadventure above ended up costing me $300 for a new windshield; caught a pebble on the highway driving in to get my wallet back.

Onward...Went to Waterloo tonight to see a movie, a movie I've seen approximately 30 times. Just before it was about to start, I realized my keys were missing (meaning every key I own; I keep them all on the same chain). Retraced my steps six times between the theatre and my car, parked about 90 seconds away. Not there--I had one of those War Amps tags on there, so I'm assuming someone picked them up and dropped them in a mailbox.

Took a cab home to St. Marys, an hour away: $125. On the way, I arranged for an emergency locksmith. Turns out the woman who owned my house before I moved here three years ago had a dead-bolt on the front door on loan from Fort Knox: took the guy 30-45 minutes to get the front door open. ("Crazy lock"--he said "crazy lock" under his breath a dozen times.) That, combined with the fact that it was after-hours emergency service = $350. The cab driver was great--he waited the whole time to drive me back to Waterloo for my car--so though we'd agreed on $75 for the return trip, I gave him $150 and then another $25 out of guilt. $650 for the night.

I don't post everything that happens to me in the course of a week here--I'd be on here all the time. I'm getting to be a menace to myself every time I leave the house.

clemenza, Wednesday, 18 May 2022 04:24 (two months ago) link

I've locked myself out before and the locksmith guy took literally 2 seconds to get in and charged me 80 quid. which felt expensive until i realised the alternative was being locked out longer.

(but of course i didn't have the cash in my flat so he had to drive me to nearest bank)

this time last week i figured I'd just pop out for some milk, save me having to go out to get some before breakfast the next day. shop was 10 minutes away but in my rush i didn't take any money so had 10 minute walk back to get money, 10 minutes back to the shop and another 10 minutes back to flat. second time I've done that this year.

koogs, Wednesday, 18 May 2022 22:03 (two months ago) link

I locked myself out of the brownstone I was living in years ago while just grabbing the paper. I was standing there in my boxers. Unthinkingly, I put my hand through one of the panes of glass in the door to unlock it. Cost about $200 to replace (in 1993) and my hand was cut up pretty badly. Odd what standing outside in one's underwear does to one's critical thinking skills.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 18 May 2022 22:07 (two months ago) link

One suggestion I heard and follow is to make a copy of your car key that doesn't have the plastic bit on the end (so it's flat) and keep it in your wallet. This has saved me from needing a locksmith at least once, and also my sister once.

nickn, Wednesday, 18 May 2022 23:18 (two months ago) link

Drink some coffee guys

calstars, Thursday, 19 May 2022 00:51 (two months ago) link

One suggestion I heard and follow is to make a copy of your car key that doesn't have the plastic bit on the end (so it's flat) and keep it in your wallet. This has saved me from needing a locksmith at least once, and also my sister once.

― nickn, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:18 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

My solution was to get a magnetic key hider. There is a metal ledge behind the bumper you can stick it on top of and it will stay safe there. For that key, I just have a metal replica that will get me in the door but won't start the car. Then I have a copy of my chip key hidden in the car. I know where it is, but it is somewhere non-obvious for thieves (not that anyone would want to steal my 2007 Ford Fusion).
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peace, man, Thursday, 19 May 2022 09:29 (two months ago) link

I've heard about those magnetic key holders but I figure thieves have too, and it's a pretty quick operation to feel around the bumpers.

nickn, Thursday, 19 May 2022 16:59 (two months ago) link

Drink some coffee guys

― calstars

fucking hell yesterday after two weeks of being too fucked up to brew a new pot of coffee living off mountain dew i tried to drain the pot of cold brew yesterday morning when i woke up. ok first i realized i put the fucking stopper in backwards when i brewed it _again_, and then i fucked up entirely trying to push it out so it could drain, pushing out the filter as well. mmmm mmmm mmm, unfiltered coffee! then i was like, ok, i have more beans, i'll grind some. except that i forgot to put the lid on the receptacle for the grounds, so bam, i ground coffee all over my floor. ok, it's fine, sweep it up, top off the beans, give it another shot, pour in a cup of water... wait. i lost count. that's _three_ cups of water, not two. FUCK.

anyway my day was a complete fucking disaster yesterday. if i seemed to be doing poorly, that was a big part of it.

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:06 (two months ago) link

I didn’t say make some

calstars, Friday, 20 May 2022 05:30 (two months ago) link

I was reading a review of some KN95 masks on Amazon and thinking “I feel seen! Someone else had the exact same bad experience with these masks as I did -- I guess I’m not alone after all!” And then realised I was reading my own review from last month.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 22 May 2022 23:39 (two months ago) link

lol <3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 23 May 2022 00:30 (two months ago) link

haha

Ste, Monday, 23 May 2022 13:53 (two months ago) link

lol, well, maybe the mask experience was yours alone ct, but your review experience was not unique because yo tambien. more than once.

The Hon. Christian Sharia (R - MO) (Hunt3r), Monday, 23 May 2022 14:44 (two months ago) link

And then realised I was reading my own review from last month.

Hahahah I did the same thing looking at a lovely fuzzy sweater on a clothing website I buy from regularly. "ooh that jumper looks nice" I think, "and its got some good reviews... oh wait thats my review". I'd already bought said jumper.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 23 May 2022 23:21 (two months ago) link

Lol

calstars, Monday, 23 May 2022 23:22 (two months ago) link

Sitting in O'Malley's, drinking a piña colada, look around into the mirror and go, Oh ffs.

pplains, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 01:24 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

not sure if this isn't one for the backward steps thread, or whether it's just bad ux, but i feel like an idiot for being incapable of learning.

there's a tweet, under the tweet there's a word balloon with 260 next to it, the number of comments on this tweet. i click on it to read them... and up pops a box for me to add my comment. you have to click the (tiny, unobvious) time above the text, the '1hr' or whatever, to read the actual comments. (or is there a better way?)

koogs, Monday, 13 June 2022 15:45 (two months ago) link

Don't you just click anywhere on the Tweet (anywhere that isn't another thing like a link, profile name etc) and it then 'goes to' that tweet, then scroll down to see the replies?

kinder, Monday, 13 June 2022 16:17 (two months ago) link

but like you say if the tweet is a video you just get the video player, no replies. and if it's a link to a web page it just takes you there. it's not always obvious, they all look like pictures, and sometimes it's 90% unclickable

koogs, Monday, 13 June 2022 21:05 (two months ago) link

I have struggled with this in the past but just tried and clicking on the line at the top (tweeter/tweet time) works for me, it's not that tiny in my app.

dear confusion the catastrophe waitress (ledge), Tuesday, 14 June 2022 09:39 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I made myself a bowl of cereal (if you're interested: bran flakes, raisins, milled seeds, blueberries) and was just finishing the last mouthful when I thought 'shit, that was milk'. I haven't drunk milk in over 15 years because lactose. I will refrain from liveblogging the results.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Sunday, 31 July 2022 09:20 (two weeks ago) link

do you usually have a subsititute for milk on yr cereal or do you usually just not have cereal?

mark s, Sunday, 31 July 2022 09:45 (two weeks ago) link

just been using water recently cos milk kept going off. My brother told me he had cut out milk a while back and some things had cleared up for him. He may have been just adopting a kitten which he would never have been able to do a few years ago because allergies which he then found out may be a milk allergy which i assume is lactose intolerance. Had some symptoms he described in telling me about giving that up that I've experienced so have been meaning to cut down on milk but did love cereal with it in .
Will see.

Stevolende, Sunday, 31 July 2022 09:46 (two weeks ago) link

do you usually have a substitute for milk on yr cereal or do you usually just not have cereal?

After years of not having cereal (other than porridge w/ water), I've only recently tried Oatly on bran flakes and it's been a revelation. I make it for my kids all the time though, so yeah, hoping that explains away the madness.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Sunday, 31 July 2022 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

nb, other than feeling a bit sick, I've not had too much of a reaction.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Sunday, 31 July 2022 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

Milk freezes really well, we Canadians have the luxury of milk bags of course but theoretically you could freeze small amounts in ziplock bags or similar to have a constant unspoiled source

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Sunday, 31 July 2022 23:15 (two weeks ago) link

Somebody was saying that milk had been frozen without telling the customers which lead to milk going off faster when it was thawed presale.
Which apparently contributed to its going off so frequently. I've tended to buy 2 litres then find a large part of it has gone off either because the fridge door had not been closed properly or despite it actually being closed.
But did seem like a good opportunity to check out if going milk free did clear up things that had been bothering me. Sore throats etc

So freezing milk again is a bit too much effort.

Stevolende, Monday, 1 August 2022 08:34 (two weeks ago) link

my fridge (and local supermarket fridges according to a note on the door!) couldn't really cope with the recent high temperatures. i've switched to 2 pints at a time so it's not hanging around so much.

koogs, Monday, 1 August 2022 11:27 (two weeks ago) link

Eyedrops up the nose, hayfever nose spritzer in the eyes

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 5 August 2022 08:31 (one week ago) link

First socks, then shoes

calstars, Friday, 5 August 2022 11:28 (one week ago) link

Chuck reminds me of that story about the guy reaching in the medicine cabinet for hemorrhoid ointment and choosing the superglue by accident

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 5 August 2022 11:35 (one week ago) link

i mean it could solve the main problem

mark s, Friday, 5 August 2022 12:10 (one week ago) link

Chuck reminds me of that story about the guy reaching in the medicine cabinet for hemorrhoid ointment and choosing the superglue by accident

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 5 August 2022 12:23 (one week ago) link

argh sorry

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 5 August 2022 12:23 (one week ago) link

Unless you're John Rambo or something, who keeps superglue in their medicine cabinet?

groovypanda, Monday, 8 August 2022 07:47 (one week ago) link

It's an urban legend.

pplains, Monday, 8 August 2022 14:36 (one week ago) link

Last month we got off a train in Edinburgh with two children, two suitcases, two tote bags, a small rucksack and a buggy. Totally forgot about the large rucksack, with raincoats for Scottish Highland weather and my good camera and sunglasses, until an hour later. Luckily got it back the same day after two bus rides to the station and back, 20 mins each way. Today we(*) left a rucksack with my wife's wallet in on the luggage rack of a train in London. Just on the way to pick it up from the terminating station one hour away.

(*) I, obviously.

dear confusion the catastrophe waitress (ledge), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:24 (four days ago) link


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