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First-World Problems...

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SYMMETRY!

Why is the world so unfair?

There should be four on each side of the stem, and no amount of "But the Fibonacci Series!" will convince me that this is a cruel and heartless trick on the part of a supposed benign and loving earth.

Seriously...that orchid was a gift awhile back, and after the flowers dropped off I sort of halfheartedly watered in in the forlorn hope that maybe, against all odds, I could get the damned thing to bloom again.

And I even read a bit about how to get orchids to bloom! And that is decidedly uncharacteristic of me. Apparently repotting and feeding is the way to go.

Who knew?

But it worked. Well...on one of them. The other one is a wilted and dry husk without a hint of green, but damn it! The little f*cker is going to bloom.

Posted by: CBD at 02:05 PM




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1 1ith

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 02:06 PM (fwDg9)

2 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at June 09, 2024 02:07 PM (8RNuU)

3 Was repairing truck rust again yesterday, trying to keep.up on it while spots are small is my 1WP

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 02:07 PM (fwDg9)

4 Wet Canadian Grand Prix on

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 02:08 PM (fwDg9)

5 My fwp involves people who ignore all the signs and bring their dogs down to the beach to piss and poop and run off leash chasing the birds and the ducks and assaulting baby seals.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 09, 2024 02:09 PM (Bg0Np)

6 I'm impressed!
The black thumb guy, who can't keep anything alive, not only keeps at alive but gets an orchid to bloom!

Stealing KT's Garden Thread thunder too: these COBs are cutthroat!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:11 PM (PdFQi)

7 All plants die under my care. But I have a first world SOLUTION now: LEGO. And I can adjust my orchid to suit my desire (or not) for symmetry.

Posted by: She Hobbit at June 09, 2024 02:12 PM (ftFVW)

8 I pulled apart a junked vacuum cleaner for the power cable to wire up a lamp, and discovered once I had it, I discovered that the LED wall sconce I bought at the thrift shop had really dim light.

Now I have to find a better solution.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 02:14 PM (D7oie)

9 All threads eventually become gardening threads.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 02:14 PM (RIvkX)

10 All orchids must die. Apparently.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 02:15 PM (RIvkX)

11
Now I have to find a better solution.
Posted by: Kindltot

Don't junk the wall sconce; go find a better/brighter LED light.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:15 PM (PdFQi)

12 Hi, everybody. I don't know what you are up to, but I hope you are successful.

Posted by: tankdemon at June 09, 2024 02:15 PM (sJmXu)

13 FWP - when using a measuring spoon to dole out a liquid ingredient first and then immediately needing it to measure a dry ingredient is monumentally annoying.

I have to wash and dry it!!

Oh! The huge manatee!!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 09, 2024 02:16 PM (WXNFJ)

14 Have roses on my piano, but prefer tulips on my organ.

Posted by: E. Power Biggs at June 09, 2024 02:17 PM (V5BDR)

15 Now I have to find a better solution.
Posted by: Kindltot

On the same FWP I replaced all the 60w incandescent and compact florescent wall sconces on this house with 1W LEDs.
They are bright enough and give a very nice warm light for the covered patio that surrounds the house.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:18 PM (PdFQi)

16 For those still interested, I have added comments on the Israeli response to the preceding thread.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 02:19 PM (xCA6C)

17 Don't junk the wall sconce; go find a better/brighter LED light.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:15 PM (PdFQi)


I am looking at pulling out the driver and LED ring and putting in a standard light bulb socket, though I am also considering pulling the extra bright LED array out of a flashlight, or getting the array out of one of those LED "happy lights" which is what I wanted the system for in the first place.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 02:20 PM (D7oie)

18 immediately needing it to measure a dry ingredient is monumentally annoying.
Posted by: Tonypete

Out of curiosity, can't you measure all your dry ingredients before you start on the liquids?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:20 PM (PdFQi)

19 immediately needing it to measure a dry ingredient is monumentally annoying.
Posted by: Tonypete

Out of curiosity, can't you measure all your dry ingredients before you start on the liquids?
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

Alternatively, measuring spoons are cheap; have two sets.

Posted by: She Hobbit at June 09, 2024 02:21 PM (ftFVW)

20 I am looking at pulling out the driver and LED ring and putting in a standard light bulb socket, though I am also considering pulling the extra bright LED array out of a flashlight, or getting the array out of one of those LED "happy lights" which is what I wanted the system for in the first place.

Posted by: Kindltot

I'd go with a standard light socket so you can choose what wattage LED you use. Or even one of those LED light bulbs that let you choose the color!
You could even show your Pride by letting it go through the colors... like a rainbow!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:22 PM (PdFQi)

21 Out of curiosity, can't you measure all your dry ingredients before you start on the liquids?
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

Alternatively, measuring spoons are cheap; have two sets.
Posted by: She Hobbit

I am not looking for a reasonable, inexpensive solution to my problem.

I am a Moron after all.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 09, 2024 02:23 PM (WXNFJ)

22
Alternatively, measuring spoons are cheap; have two sets.
Posted by: She Hobbit

She is a wise Hobbit!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:23 PM (PdFQi)

23 1st world problem, the beer supply in my refrigerator doesn't self replenish. Geez, such a p.i.t.a. I mean, really, I have to go all the way down into the basement. There should be a self loading elevator subsidy for this. sigh.

Posted by: Edward at June 09, 2024 02:23 PM (93DJn)

24 13 Oh! The huge manatee!!
Posted by: Tonypete at June 09, 2024 02:16 PM (WXNFJ)

That last bit reminded me of a while ago taking my grandson to the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. He was a bundle of lightning the entire day and was much more interested in climbing on the benches and trying to scurry about the nautical decorations than in observing the marine life, until we came around a corner placing the manatee tank in our eyeline. The little tyke saw the manatees, came to a complete stop and, with a voice full of awe, said, "Sooooo BIG!"

One of the little moments with him I will never forget.

Posted by: tankdemon at June 09, 2024 02:24 PM (sJmXu)

25 There are two orchid sites I look at.

The first is Miss Orchid Girl, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWFyQzJbGDg) which is pretty good. The other is the Vietnamese guy whose solution to every problem is garlic. I haven't tried much of his proposed remedies, but I have my doubts about whether it works as well as he suggests.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 02:24 PM (xCA6C)

26
I am not looking for a reasonable, inexpensive solution to my problem.

I am a Moron after all.
Posted by: Tonypete

My abject appologies!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:25 PM (PdFQi)

27 23 1st world problem, the beer supply in my refrigerator doesn't self replenish. Geez, such a p.i.t.a. I mean, really, I have to go all the way down into the basement. There should be a self loading elevator subsidy for this. sigh.
Posted by: Edward at June 09, 2024 02:23 PM (93DJn)

I'd be most pleased to assist.

Posted by: Dumb Waiter at June 09, 2024 02:26 PM (V5BDR)

28 One of the old guys in town, used to be a sawyer and mechanic at the mill when it was running, and multiple times Exalted Ruler at the Elks, has his own orchid hot-house attached to his home.
He has seven fingers and is kind of rough, he is not the sort you would expect to be an orchid enthusiast.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 02:28 PM (D7oie)

29 Kegerator in the basement and run a line to a tap handle in a not obtrusive place upstairs. Hiding the tap also keeps the riffraff out of your beer.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:28 PM (PdFQi)

30 She is a wise Hobbit!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

Not wise enough to workout earlier in the day. Holy moly this garage is hot.

Posted by: She Hobbit at June 09, 2024 02:29 PM (ftFVW)

31 14 Have roses on my piano, but prefer tulips on my organ.
Posted by: E. Power Biggs at June 09, 2024 02:17 PM (V5BDR)

I like carnations myself, or mums (which is what we call them to avoid the first world problem of trying to spell chrysanthemum, which I am totally able to do we without referring to Websters.)

Posted by: tankdemon at June 09, 2024 02:29 PM (sJmXu)

32 The only true solution is: Kegerator

The only problem is where to put the fridge it displaces.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2024 02:30 PM (D7oie)

33 My FWP... the wood deck is rotting in spots. The deck boards are crumbling, but only in certain spots. Spots that I've discovered have rotting support trusses.

Patch the spots or rebuild?

Answer: rebuild. The rot will eventually hit everything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 09, 2024 02:31 PM (Q4IgG)

34 but prefer tulips on my organ.
Posted by: E. Power Biggs

*snort*

Posted by: She Hobbit at June 09, 2024 02:33 PM (ftFVW)

35
Not wise enough to workout earlier in the day. Holy moly this garage is hot.
Posted by: She Hobbit

Heh, we do our outside/strenuous stuff really early too.
The humidity here helps right now at 9% so even if it is 97F if you're in the shade and in the breeze it's nice out.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:33 PM (PdFQi)

36 I have one just like that in the bathroom, but only 4 blooms. It happened after I ignored it for at least a month. I've never repotted or fed orchids. They're lucky if they get a few ice cubes on Sundays.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 02:34 PM (w6EFb)

37 They're lucky if they get a few ice cubes on Sundays.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist

The margaritas don't last long enough to melt all the ice here as well.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:36 PM (PdFQi)

38 https://legalinsurrection.com/confirmed three rescued israeli hostages were held captive by gaza journalist

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 02:36 PM (fwDg9)

39 Raymond Burr was an orchid enthusiast/grower/breeder and had his own tropical South Seas island on which to do it.

Posted by: Eve Whitfield at June 09, 2024 02:37 PM (V5BDR)

40 The only true solution is: Kegerator

The only problem is where to put the fridge it displaces.
Posted by: Kindltot

Old fridges make great cold smokers, not great for hot smoke unless you peel out all the plastic.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:37 PM (PdFQi)

41 Many thanks to Jackstraw's recommendation last week of 30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner. Our back patio is made of Texas limestone which, while a nice nod to the local area, is very porous and stains easily. In the 7 years we've lived here we've tried all kinds of remedies and repeated pressure washings only to get it look "a little" better.

We did a test area of 30 Seconds on the outdoor kitchen on Friday and the results were amazing. It will never look new, but it looks quantums better than it ever has since we've lived here. Thanks much!!

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 09, 2024 02:37 PM (FEVMW)

42 Alternatively, measuring spoons are cheap; have two sets.

Posted by: She Hobbit at June 09, 2024 02:21 PM (ftFVW)

I have random spoons from different sets - 1T, 1 tsp, 1/4 tsp from a KitchenAid set (varying colors), another full set in gray, including 1/2T (woo hoo!). A cheap green plastic set with 1T, 1/2 tsp and 1/4 tsp in dark green, and a yellow 1/8 tsp from Mama Publius because my green one got eaten in the garbage disposal.

Sorry, this seems more food-threadish.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 02:40 PM (w6EFb)

43 Can I swap out fluorescent tunes for LED tubes?

Posted by: Don Black at June 09, 2024 02:41 PM (/7KEl)

44 CBD, the RMBS Mom raises orchids. She can put you some knowledge.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 09, 2024 02:42 PM (Pa5Jp)

45 Measure?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 09, 2024 02:43 PM (RIvkX)

46 The margaritas don't last long enough to melt all the ice here as well.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:36 PM (PdFQi)

Ha! I would love a homemade margarita right now.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 02:43 PM (w6EFb)

47 Tubes

Posted by: Don Black at June 09, 2024 02:44 PM (/7KEl)

48 I was going to ask who the fictional detective who grew orchids was. But then it came to me so never mind.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 09, 2024 02:45 PM (X3wQn)

49 Here's something jarring: listening to Dennis Prager show and one of the sponsors is a sex toy website

Posted by: Don Black at June 09, 2024 02:48 PM (/7KEl)

50 Feng shui .

Posted by: Maj. Healey at June 09, 2024 02:49 PM (aFNOf)

51 Turn the lights off, get real close to the orchid, and whisper: "Ve haff vays of mekking you bloom." That'll do the trick.

Posted by: Dr_No at June 09, 2024 02:49 PM (ayRl+)

52 Here's something jarring: listening to Dennis Prager show and one of the sponsors is a sex toy website
Posted by: Don Black at June 09, 2024 02:48 PM

O_o

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 09, 2024 02:49 PM (Pa5Jp)

53 I have a refrigerator FWP. The ice maker in the Frigidaire can't keep up, and will seize up occasionally, even if we use it every day (which we do). Publius tears through sweet tea at a rate of a pot each day (we make it in a dedicated Mr. Coffee) and that takes a lot of ice as well. So we have 7 plastic ice trays that we refill at least once a day, and once summer hits, it won't be enough. We'll end up raiding Mama Publius' ice up at her house. That icemaker is AMAZING. I think her fridge is at least 20 years old.

So to summarize: being able to obtain ice from the door of your freezer yields an inadequate supply and is an utter waste of otherwise good freezer space.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 02:50 PM (w6EFb)

54
Ha! I would love a homemade margarita right now.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist

Have at it! Tequila in the cabinet, sugar in the bowl, limes in the fridge. Or, mix in the bottom door shelf if that's too much for you!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:50 PM (PdFQi)

55 I have to go turn in my beloved bulletproof Sprint CAT phone for some modern POS that I'll break in two weeks.
Hasn't actually worked right in about 3 years but on wifi I get AOSHQ just fine and I don't want to talk to anybody anyway. I can text from just about anywhere except my home and calls work in a few spots.
Now that I'm on the hunt for my next job to quit I probably ought to at least be contactable.
I don't want a new phone though. I wish they would just let this one work. But it's not a Tmobile phone.

Posted by: Reforger at June 09, 2024 02:50 PM (xcIvR)

56 I make my margaritas with fresh lemon and lime juice, and zest. It needs time to develop in the fridge. And I ain't got no tequila.

: (

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 02:52 PM (w6EFb)

57 being able to obtain ice from the door of your freezer yields an inadequate supply and is an utter waste of otherwise good freezer space.
Posted by: Miley

I believe one of the other morons has sung the praises and hosanas of a table top icemaker.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:53 PM (PdFQi)

58 48 I was going to ask who the fictional detective who grew orchids was. But then it came to me so never mind.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 09, 2024 02:45 PM (X3wQn)

Was it Lord Peter Wimsey? Jane Marple? Brother Cadfael? Assistant Inspector Rupert Twaleany? (Probably not him, since I just made that name up.) Batman?

You can't make a comment like that and not reveal who you were thinking of, none of us want to do a Google sesrch.

Posted by: tankdemon at June 09, 2024 02:53 PM (sJmXu)

59 And I ain't got no tequila.

: (
Posted by: Miley

That is a really HORRIBLE FWP right there.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 02:54 PM (PdFQi)

60 "Alternatively, measuring spoons are cheap; have two sets.
Posted by: She Hobbit"

But then you must have two identical sets from the same manufacturer lest there be differences in the quantities measured.

And to head off the objection that a teaspoon is a teaspoon... you have way too much faith in Chinese quality control.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at June 09, 2024 02:55 PM (YsVSd)

61 Was it Lord Peter Wimsey? Jane Marple? Brother Cadfael? Assistant Inspector Rupert Twaleany? (Probably not him, since I just made that name up.) Batman?

You can't make a comment like that and not reveal who you were thinking of, none of us want to do a Google sesrch.
Posted by: tankdemon at June

Nero Wolfe

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 09, 2024 02:57 PM (X3wQn)

62 "Publius tears through sweet tea at a rate of a pot each day (we make it in a dedicated Mr. Coffee)"

Ahha! Someone else who uses Mr Coffee to brew tea!

Although I have contemplated changing the label on the Mr Coffee to "Mr Tea".

Posted by: FeatherBlade at June 09, 2024 02:58 PM (YsVSd)

63 61 Thank you.

Posted by: tankdemon at June 09, 2024 03:00 PM (sJmXu)

64 55 The end of 3G resulted in me having to get a new flip phone. I can't tell you what a clusterfuck it was when I told the kid at the T-Mobile phone store that I didn't want a smart phone. "But it's FREE!"

"No, I don't want a smart phone. Give me a free flip phone."

It couldn't be done. I ended up paying $70 for a stupid flip phone and some bogus $35 fee. I was incensed. I pestered T-Mobile for a week - I've been with them for 20 years without a break, and I wasn't going to pay for a new crappy phone which was greatly the inferior to my old phone.

"If you don't give me a credit for $105, I'll hang this stupid phone from a tree and shoot it, and cancel my account AFTER 20 YEARS. I've been telling people the whole time that my loyalty comes from your customer service. You can believe that will change."

Got 3 1/3 months free to reimburse me for the stupid phone.

Oddly, I pay the same amount for this service that I did 20 years ago. Only the taxes vary. $29.99.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 03:06 PM (w6EFb)

65
Ahha! Someone else who uses Mr Coffee to brew tea!

Although I have contemplated changing the label on the Mr Coffee to "Mr Tea".

Posted by: FeatherBlade


I pity the fool who would do that!

Posted by: Mrs. T at June 09, 2024 03:06 PM (63Dwl)

66 Raymond Burr was an orchid enthusiast/grower/breeder and had his own tropical South Seas island on which to do it.
Posted by: Eve Whitfield at June 09, 2024 02:37 PM (V5BDR)

He was good in my first movie. He sweated a lot and was always handy for a free cigarette or playing the rusty trombone.

Posted by: Godzilla at June 09, 2024 03:06 PM (R/m4+)

67 You can't make a comment like that and not reveal who you were thinking of, none of us want to do a Google sesrch.

Posted by: tankdemon at June 09, 2024 02:53 PM (sJmXu)

Nero Wolfe, of course.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 03:07 PM (w6EFb)

68 Beautiful orchid. My dad had a greenhouse full of them. All different kinds and they would bloom at different times of the year. Because of that he always had several plants to display all through the year.

Posted by: Tuna at June 09, 2024 03:10 PM (oaGWv)

69 Ahha! Someone else who uses Mr Coffee to brew tea!

Although I have contemplated changing the label on the Mr Coffee to "Mr Tea".

Posted by: FeatherBlade at June 09, 2024 02:58 PM (YsVSd)

I was amazed to see him make tea this way, but it works. Slightly overfull reservoir and 2 family size bags. This gets poured, hot, into a Tupperware pitcher that's 2/3 full of ice.

Oh, and about 1 1/4 cups of Splenda. I understood before I even moved to SC that sweet tea is to always be available.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 03:11 PM (w6EFb)

70 I think I see the problem. It's the "Fibonacci Sequence", not series.

Posted by: Emmie at June 09, 2024 03:12 PM (Sf2cq)

71 Because of that he always had several plants to display all through the year.

Posted by: Tuna at June 09, 2024 03:10 PM (oaGWv)

Yes...but how did he do it? There is a lot of internet crap out there, and even more orchid voodoo magic.

It is entirely possible that nothing I did had anything to do with it reblooming!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 03:12 PM (d9fT1)

72 Here's my First World Problem: I forgot to go to the farmers market yesterday and find a gift for my sister for her birthday, which is Monday.

The first World Solution, of course, is to send her some kind of cute outfit through a video game that I haven't played in a couple years.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at June 09, 2024 03:14 PM (YsVSd)

73 What's a family size tea bag

Posted by: Don Black at June 09, 2024 03:15 PM (/7KEl)

74 I used to give a cymbidium orchid plant to the Betterhalf every Valentines day. We had quite a selection when I accepted work here in the desert. We had to give them all aways as they will grow here; but, never flower.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 03:15 PM (PdFQi)

75 Sheesh.
You First Worlders and your flower problems.
My issue is huge!
I was on travel and found the hotel hangers are all for right handed people. Used to be you could swivel the top around. But NOOOOO. Had to hang shirts and boats backwards.
It's an outrage!
Bigly!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 09, 2024 03:15 PM (W/lyH)

76 Yes...but how did he do it? There is a lot of internet crap out there, and even more orchid voodoo magic.

It is entirely possible that nothing I did had anything to do with it reblooming!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Haven't the foggiest. He got into orchids after he retired. Spent much time reading about them. I remember though that some of the prettiest were always blooming around Christmas time.

Posted by: Tuna at June 09, 2024 03:16 PM (oaGWv)

77
It is entirely possible that nothing I did had anything to do with it reblooming!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Well you did kill one of the 2 so you can't say you didn't have *anything* to do with it reblooming.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 03:17 PM (PdFQi)

78 67 Nero Wolfe, of course.
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 03:07 PM (w6EFb)

Had I known that, I would have phrased it, "despite it being such a burning question, nobody wants to fiddle around with a Google search."

Posted by: tankdemon at June 09, 2024 03:17 PM (sJmXu)

79 Had to hang shirts and boats backwards.
It's an outrage!
Bigly!
Posted by: Diogenes

How do you hang a boat from the stern?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 03:22 PM (PdFQi)

80 >>>@53 INSUFFICIENT ICE ... I have a refrigerator FWP. The ice maker in the Frigidaire can't keep up, and will seize up occasionally, even if we use it every day (which we do). Publius tears through sweet tea at a rate of a pot each day (we make it in a dedicated Mr. Coffee) and that takes a lot of ice as well.
============
Greetings, Miley ... Does the tea-brewing machine require ice cubes only, or could some other shape of frozen water work? ... For example, could you fill other objects with water -- (such as empty Cool Whip containers -- to make oversized ice disks for chilling down the hot tea? ... Just a suggestion.

Posted by: Kathy at June 09, 2024 03:23 PM (p69D5)

81 Posted by: Kathy at June 09, 2024 03:23 PM (p69D5)

That's also a more efficient way to cool liquids. Volume increases faster than surface area, and the ice melts on the surface (obviously)!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2024 03:26 PM (d9fT1)

82 CBD there's a good book called The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. I read it some years ago. Gives a good look at one man's orchid obsession. Quite entertaining.

Posted by: Tuna at June 09, 2024 03:26 PM (oaGWv)

83 Asymmetry is where it's at, baby.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 09, 2024 03:37 PM (FkUwd)

84 My local supermarket has a section for flowers and potted plants for those special occasions, and there's a stand with the loveliest orchids for sale. Today, there were even small orchids in tiny pots, suitable for repotting I'm sure, but they are expensive and I don't have any confidence, green thumb that I usually am, that I could raise them successfully. It's hard to resist them though, they are so pretty.

Posted by: RebeccaH at June 09, 2024 03:39 PM (Nvors)

85 I generally measure such things in the palm of my hand. 29+ yrs of experience keeps me accurate. (kinda)

Posted by: madtom at June 09, 2024 03:44 PM (Tyfxs)

86 Asymmetry is where it's at, baby.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 09, 2024 03:37 PM (FkUwd)

Noooooo......

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Obsessive-Compulsive at June 09, 2024 03:45 PM (d9fT1)

87 25 There are two orchid sites I look at.

The first is Miss Orchid Girl, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWFyQzJbGDg) which is pretty good. The other is the Vietnamese guy whose solution to every problem is garlic. I haven't tried much of his proposed remedies, but I have my doubts about whether it works as well as he suggests.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 09, 2024 02:24 PM (xCA6C)
----
The garlic will keep vampires away.

Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #11 at June 09, 2024 03:51 PM (qfLjt)

88 "What's a family size tea bag?"

You're not from around here are you? Big tea bag equal to 4 regular sized tea bags--a necessity in the south.

WIW, Miley, we use 4 family sized bags to make a concentrate that we then sweeten and dilute with water. And we have a countertop ice maker that we like a lot. Only about $100 on Amazon, but it's not piped with water so you have to refill it but it works quickly and makes good ice.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 09, 2024 03:52 PM (FEVMW)

89 Orchids wouldn't have a chance here

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 03:52 PM (fwDg9)

90 I'd mansplain orchid cultivation, but the contradiction in terms gave me whiplash.

Posted by: Field Marshal Zhukov at June 09, 2024 03:56 PM (wBaIH)

91 MiL got a ton of his books from her sister; I read them all. Only once were his orchids endangers. I think someone bombed his greenhouse.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 03:57 PM (w6EFb)

92 43 Can I swap out fluorescent tunes for LED tubes?

Posted by: Don Black at June 09, 2024 02:41 PM (/7KEl)
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Rock, Heavy Metal or Classical?

Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #12 at June 09, 2024 03:58 PM (qfLjt)

93 For example, could you fill other objects with water -- (such as empty Cool Whip containers -- to make oversized ice disks for chilling down the hot tea? ... Just a suggestion.

Posted by: Kathy at June 09, 2024 03:23 PM (p69D5)

I think an ideal surface area is required so the melted ice waters down the tea. A block wouldn't be the same.

BTW I save the plastic containers from cat treats to make ice blocks when I'm chilling blanched veggies.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at June 09, 2024 03:59 PM (w6EFb)

94 FOODIE NOODIE

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2024 04:01 PM (fwDg9)

95 Here is a First World problem for you: gable-top cartons.

They have been around for 70 years or more, and for most of that time, they worked perfectly well. Genius design, really, one piece of waxed paper stock, folded up into an upright box, with a closure made of itself, bonded. That closure opens up into a near-perfect pour spout.

So what did the geniuses do? Modified a near-perfect design into a really bad one, by adding plastic screw-cap closure with a pull-out "safety seal". Pulling out the seal invariably scatters a few drops of the contents onto you, or the kitchen counter, or the floor. And the new closure is more trouble to open than the old one, by far.
And it doesn't empty as thoroughly, as the inner surface of the panel with the spout is nearly horizontal when pouring the last drops, so some stays inside, and is wasted. Stupid, stupid, idea. And it also makes the container a "composite material" for recycling purposes, complicating that issue for those that might care.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2024 05:52 PM (JrPVg)

96 Asymmetry is where it's at, baby.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at June 09, 2024 03:37 PM (FkUwd)

Noooooo......
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Obsessive-Compulsive at June 09, 2024 03:45 PM (d9fT1)

Enough about string theory!!

Posted by: Dr. Sheldon Cooper PHD at June 09, 2024 06:42 PM (iODuv)

97 Can I swap out fluorescent tunes for LED tubes?

Posted by: Don Black

You must remove starter and or ballast and then you can swap an LED into the existing fixture.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 09, 2024 07:17 PM (PdFQi)

98 I'd be most pleased to assist " . Hah ! I bet. I'll take under advisement.
29 Kegerator in the basement and run a line to a tap handle in a not obtrusive place upstairs. Hiding the tap also keeps the riffraff out of your beer.". We'll, the riff raff moved out on his own a few years back so that concern self resolved. As far as a kegerator, I'd need 4 and the room in an already busy basement. I tend to work thru 3-4 varieties at the same time, but it is a solution. So long as the queen doesn't choke on the expense. And ,honestly she's a saint and keeps me out of trouble. But that or similar is really the only solution.

Posted by: Edward at June 09, 2024 08:19 PM (93DJn)

99 Podium’s analytics may reveal developments in positive
or unfavorable reviews to help inform business improvements.
St. Louis Business Journal. Sunscreens hold a particular nook in my heart and in my skincare routine
and seeing Foxtale in all places on the internet,
I determined to check out this Brand through their Foxtale Dewy Sunscreen. They have
been exhibits I might have seen a very long time in the past,
if I’d recognized that they were there

Posted by: reviews by anam at June 15, 2024 03:46 PM (rGB4a)

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