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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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

oh god I do that so much

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


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

i love these. esp the cheese one.

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

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

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

oh James owwww

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

turned out she was awake all along

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

far out :(

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

I totally expected to look in my hand at that moment to find the broken fob had disappeared.

pplains, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 19:18 (eight months ago) link

I did look in the mirror to see I had aged 25 years, but that happens every morning now LOL.

pplains, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 19:19 (eight months ago) link

I was talking to Mr Veg last week & forgot ***mid-conversation*** what we were talking about.


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 20:27 (eight months ago) link

Ugh I do that a lot, especially lately. Menopause is a bitch!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:22 (eight months ago) link

Texted my wife, turned off the computer, put my jacket on and walked toward the lobby on my way home.

Get a weird feeling and ask the receptionist what time is it? "It's 3:08."

Like most, I usually don't leave until five.

So here's the weird parts to all that:

• I think my Android phone has done something funny. It said something about updating the time zones and then said it was only 3 pm after restarting. Out of frustration, I manually set it to five.
• I walk across the office and see that sales is still here. Sales is never here after five on Fridays. Think nothing of it.
• Check my computer and see that it's on Pacific Time too for some reason. Think that our office's whole IP address must've got messed up somehow, but eh, I'll mention it on Monday.

Serious as a heart attack on all of those. I wasn't trying to be cute.

I mean, I guess I really wanted to go home a few hours ago?

pplains, Friday, 11 December 2020 22:50 (seven months ago) link

Got some fancy noise canceling headphones and put on some vaporwave bullshit
Go to the kitchen and wash my coffee cup and filter, put it to the side for later
Go back to the living room, sit on the couch
Few minutes later I notice my kid yelling at me and waving his arms to get my attention
“Dad! The waters still on!”

calstars, Friday, 11 December 2020 23:54 (seven months ago) link

(ignore the subtext of this which is that neither me or mr veg can stand to be wrong ... our conversations oftendevolve into did not/did too)

Pulled up Chris Cornell’s cover of “Patience” to play for Mr Veg last night & was like “Hey check this out!”

Mr Veg: you’ve heard this. I showed it to you sometime this summer
Me: I have never heard this
Mr Veg: sure you have!
Me: (getting annoyed)Nooooo. i havent heard it thats why i’m playing it for you😬
Him: you probably forgot, you have definitely heard it

matter is dropped

somehow comes up again today at lunchtime.
devolves in a similar fashion
I mime choking Mr Veg bc I am convinced he’s gaslighting me

He’s like, dude i remember we watched it on the tv together. See, I even sent it to you
& pulls up a text message he sent to me
“hey check this out! + Cornell video link”
sent July 29 of this year


... i stand corrected

am now VERY concerned at the state of my memory loss :(

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 December 2020 00:58 (seven months ago) link

Just take it slow, and I bet it'll work itself out fine.

pplains, Saturday, 12 December 2020 03:35 (seven months ago) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 December 2020 03:36 (seven months ago) link

ah we've had that conversation a lot!
I used to have the better memory, now I just shrug and at least recognise that I've probably forgotten more than I'll ever know.

kinder, Saturday, 12 December 2020 14:18 (seven months ago) link

actually my 'new' thing is there are certain people/celebs I can never remember if they're actually dead or not. I know there's a thread. But I really couldn't tell you if, say, Patricia Routledge was alive or no. (I just looked it up; she is).

kinder, Saturday, 12 December 2020 14:19 (seven months ago) link

yeahy hate that, keep finding people on the relevbant threads saying this perosn just died and me thinking id heard it several years ago.~}May just be significant birthdays .
Or is it me slipping between uinverses

Stevolende, Saturday, 12 December 2020 14:29 (seven months ago) link

About an hour into the work day, I realize that my keys were not in my back pocket. Oh crap, did I lock them in the car?

Yup. Also, the car was still RUNNING.

One amused cop later, I've got my keys back.

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 12 December 2020 14:57 (seven months ago) link

we are all slipping through universes

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 December 2020 17:01 (seven months ago) link

Recently went into the kitchen to make some tea. We have this old vintage Nally Ware set I got off my grandparents and I use the green one for teabags and the smallest one for sugar:

Went to put sugar in my tea and found a pile of teabags in there. Which Barney had stuffed in, on top of the sugar already in the bloody canister.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 14 December 2020 02:14 (seven months ago) link

often when I'm cooking I keep earnestly opening the fridge door with a solid plan to get something I need and then drift off somewhere and wonder why I'm stood in front of open fridge.

calzino, Monday, 14 December 2020 02:25 (seven months ago) link

sensory overload and doing too much at once, probably, rather than brain damage. I rather hopefully tell myself!

calzino, Monday, 14 December 2020 02:34 (seven months ago) link

^ Same here except I tack on anxiety about keeping the fridge door open at the right angle on its hinge so that it doesn’t automatically start to close and hit my arm while I’m trying to get at the sour cream

calstars, Monday, 14 December 2020 03:15 (seven months ago) link

It wasn't the first time I cracked an egg and emptied its contents directly into the trash, and I'm certain that it won't be the last.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Monday, 14 December 2020 03:24 (seven months ago) link

Absolute favorite thread <3

epistantophus, Monday, 14 December 2020 13:33 (seven months ago) link

Certain seems a bit strong for this thread xp

groovypanda, Monday, 14 December 2020 14:15 (seven months ago) link

Making scrambled eggs, put some pepper in the eggs

[Five seconds pass]

Ew, there's a weird dark peppery thing in my eggs, better take it out

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 12:33 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Disrobing for a shower
Turning the water on
Putting on clean socks

calstars, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:18 (six months ago) link

nickn, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:23 (six months ago) link

All too often, as soon as I get into the shower, my brain says "Are you still wearing your glasses?"

So far, my brain has been wrong, which I'm clinging to as proof that I'm not senile yet.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 04:15 (six months ago) link

Don't you wear your glasses in the shower? Maybe it depends on how shortsighted you are?
I find it helps to be able to see.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:58 (six months ago) link

I'm very shortsighted and I don't, don't really need to see much. Also helps me ignore how filthy the shower is.

nickn, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:28 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Go to the kitchen to make coffee
Notice the coffee jar is almost empty
Refill the coffee jar from master coffee stash
Put away refilled coffee jar
Notice there is no coffee in the coffeemaker

calstars, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 20:47 (five months ago) link

As I think I said before about something I posted here, this may be more for a general-stupidity thread; it's a fine line.

I moved into my house a little over a year ago. For the first few months, the dryer worked fine. The last few, though, it seemed to increasingly take forever--up to an hour to dry one load. Tried different settings, nothing worked. I was ready to buy a new one. Tonight, though, I noticed for the first time where the lint catcher is. I used to empty that vigilantly with my old dryer, but this one is a little less conspicuous, and it's the kind of thing I don't think of on my own. The lint was so backed up, I thought at first it was some kind of filter. Took me 15 minutes with a screwdriver to get it all out. I assume that was the problem.

clemenza, Monday, 8 February 2021 02:02 (five months ago) link

In an AirBnB in Tokyo I wondered why the washing machine took a long time to drain, noticed it had a lint trap, which when opened contained what looked like a felt brick. It worked rather better after removing that.

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 8 February 2021 02:31 (five months ago) link

Just cut the drying cycle from 60 to 20 minutes. It's another Festivus miracle.

clemenza, Monday, 8 February 2021 02:58 (five months ago) link

My sister just pointed out something I was thinking too: I'm damn lucky I didn't set the whole house on fire.

clemenza, Monday, 8 February 2021 03:14 (five months ago) link

IN the past few months we have lost 3 coffee glasses, a good knife, and the bottle of white vinegar.

The knife turned up hidden in thr bottom of the slot for scissors in the knifeblock.

The vinegar had been put under the sink among all the cleaning products.

The coffee glasses have *disappeared*.

Barney thinks hes done all this and now worries he threw the cups in the bin lol.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 8 February 2021 03:40 (five months ago) link

been there :/

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 February 2021 03:41 (five months ago) link

For those of you thinking “hm, yes, I must empty my dryer lint trap more often” I offer you these words of wisdom: change your furnace filter.

Guys don’t @ me because I tazed my own balls alright? (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 8 February 2021 05:08 (five months ago) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 February 2021 06:03 (five months ago) link

Good thing it's early and I'm fully awake...I just ordered something on AbeBooks and noticed I'd accidentally put a collection of John Updike's Rabbit books in my cart a few weeks ago. I sometimes look at the most expensive version of whatever I'm looking for on there just for fantasyland kicks; this happened to be more than $3,000. Caught it immediately, of course; if I'd been ordering at two in the morning, who knows.

clemenza, Monday, 22 February 2021 00:38 (five months ago) link

Not sure if I took a shower earlier but the wet bath slippers by the door seem to indicate that I did

calstars, Saturday, 27 February 2021 04:56 (five months ago) link

the other day Mr Veg caught himself pouring milk into the water reservoir of the espresso machine

i cheered because i was happy to not be alone in my dumb weird behaviour lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 27 February 2021 05:20 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

We've been using a bunch of different eco-friendly gels and tablets for the washing machine and dishwasher for a while now so it's amazing that I've only just got them mixed up. Washing machine gel pack in the dishwasher = suds all over the kitchen floor.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 16 May 2021 11:59 (two months ago) link

I moved in with my dad for one year, my senior year. He lived in the city, I had been living with my mom in the sticks with no cable, no sewer system and certainly no dishwashing machine.

To this day, he still brings up the time he asked me to load the dishwasher and start a run before I went to school. And how surprised he was at all the foam and bubbles on the floor when he brought his sleepy ass down the stairs at 10:30 am.

I had no idea that you weren't supposed to just squirt enough Joy dishwashing liquid into the little box and leave it like that!

pplains, Sunday, 16 May 2021 18:15 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

um, real books don't have backlights, in going to need to turn the bedside light back on in order to read it.

koogs, Sunday, 30 May 2021 22:18 (two months ago) link


AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 30 May 2021 22:24 (two months ago) link

it would seem so

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 30 May 2021 22:29 (two months ago) link

I have never yet actually done it, but sometimes when looking at an illustrated book or magazine I have the momentary urge to put two fingers on the paper and zoom in.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Monday, 31 May 2021 04:12 (two months ago) link

omg i caught myself doing that ages ago
i hate admitting that out loud

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 31 May 2021 04:22 (two months ago) link

Vaguely related to that, I quite often 'click' my front door keys - as if they're my car keys and I can open the front door remotely.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 31 May 2021 08:39 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

i occasionally "flip swipe" actual paper pages without thinking about the fact that i am not on an ipad

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Monday, 12 July 2021 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

I just had to google "opposite of foreground".

peace, man, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 13:02 (one week ago) link


pplains, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 13:03 (one week ago) link

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