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There are times when you read, see or hear something that just makes you  :o. This is the thread to share them on!

The other day I don't know where I stumbled on a thread discussing the Nancy Drew novels. I remembered how much I loved them and I did a little research...which led me to the original publishers, who also published the Hardy Boys and the Bobbsey Twins. All written by a cadre of ghost writers under cover names. Then I found a link to an audio book of one of the Bobbsey Twins stories, which I loved when I was a kid. I listened to it for old times' sake. The  :o happened when the author described little Flossie-aged-four's collection of dolls, among which was a black Sambo doll given to her by the family's "coloured cook Dinah, and her husband the stableman, Sam." Who had "excellent rooms above the stables." They had given her this black worsted ragdoll (named Jujube) which she kept with her other dolls..."but apart, at the other end of the shelf, and with a nice  piece of white pasteboard in between--because, well, he wasn't really family."

:o  :o
The story goes on to state that Flossie had thought about giving Jujube away but didn't want to hurt Dinah's feelings; "and after all, as Mamma said, there weren't any doll hospitals for black orphan dolls."

No wonder the Bobbsey Twins books went out of fashion. Nancy Drew is still available today...but then there was nothing like that in them.

So, VWers, what made you :o    today?

(We do let him eat baby spew though.  Sometimes it's just easier to let him clean it up for us).

Ewww...this just made me gag.  I'd probably throw up if I actually saw it happen.  :-\

word! sick! my dogs always try to eat their own barf though... dunno why

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(We do let him eat baby spew though.  Sometimes it's just easier to let him clean it up for us).

Ewww...this just made me gag.  I'd probably throw up if I actually saw it happen.  :-\

word! sick! my dogs always try to eat their own barf though... dunno why

It's a survival response. You clean up your mess so that the predators don't find you. Part of the reason mother dogs ingest their pups' feces. Less mess around, less smell, less danger.
Obviously if said dog lives in a four bedroom, three bathroom house or similar, it's no longer an issue. But instinct doesn't know that.

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I'm again stuck inside my head.. I need some conversation/mental stimulation..  :o

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I somehow spent $152 at the grocery store yesterday.

i just spent $350 on internet grocery shopping.

You've never heard of a monte cristo sandwich?

I haven't! : )

Nothing wrong with that, just curious. I don't think jess if from another country, either. but oww, you should remember ppc and pc talking about the monte cristo at Chicago Diner.

that's the only reason I'd ever heard of a monte cristo sandwich.  It sounds weird.

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I somehow spent $152 at the grocery store yesterday.

i just spent $350 on internet grocery shopping.

I bet you bought lots of wine, yeah?  ; )

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no alcohol at all in that shop.  Just grocery stuff.  But we tend to do an internet shop every 4 or 6 weeks and then just get fresh stuff in between, so yeah it's a month or more's worth of stuff.

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oh, ok.  I was thinking the only way to get the total up that high would be booze, but that makes sense.

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and there was me thinking you were just calling me an alcoholic! ; )
AND I'm sure i've said before - they deliver it right to our kitchen up our stupid path!! Yay! Well worth the delivery fee (if I ever do have to pay for it and can't find free delivery vouchers)

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haha, not at all. I know my mum has sometimes done online shopping before because we live in an area where the supermarkets can't sell wine/beer and that always bumps the spend up.  I also fully understand the attraction of not carrying groceries up your path!

we have two freezers, and still wouldn't be able to do grocery shopping that infrequently because I don't think we have enough room for the 30 loaves of bread we'd have to buy every six weeks!  And anyway, going food shopping is the highlight of our weekends, usually!

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I went downtown yesterday evening to see if I could get the batting and backing for a fundraiser quilt I'm making. Fiirst we went to a curtain/fabric shop and couldn't get waited on. The man at the quilting counter was down behind the counter, bent double, chatting on the phone! I could hear him but not see him. When he realised I knew he was there, he got up and walked off to the other end of the shop. The nice man who has waited on me before wasn't there (maybe he's only mornings.) The girls in the shop were playing dumb; they couldn't see me. There was one other person in the shop looking at fabric but not being waited on either. We walked out. No response from the "employees." That place is not going to last. And from what I've seen and heard the last couple of times we've been in there, the employees don't want it to.

So we went to the overpriced quilting store, and if I bought it there, it would come to 34 Euros, and the backing another 30 or so! 64 Euros is like 86 bucks.  :o  I almost died right there. I literally couldn't get my breath. We didn't buy anything yet. 

December is always a bad month for classes. I'll just have to buy the batting one payperiod and the backing the next. I'm frustrated!! My fingers itch to get quilting. Here is the slow period nearly upon me and I had hoped to use the holidays to handquilt.

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A random thought popped into my head yesterday: if a vegan got a blood transfusion from a hardcore meat-eating omni, would it make them sick?  And that reminded me of 2 blood donation stories from my parents...

First, my mom.  In the past, she would give double donations (donate half as often but give 2 pints at a time).  For the last year or so, her iron hasn't been high enough to give a double donation, and sometimes not even a single.  The other day she was telling me that she had an appointment to give blood in the afternoon, so she ate raisins all morning and then went to Arby's for lunch to get a roast beef sandwich "because that should be good for iron, with all that meat."  That's right, my mom has a deficiency and she goes to a fast food place to try and fix it.  Don't even get me started.  >:( In the end, she only had enough iron for a single donation.

Then my dad.  His parents are German and he grew up in Texas, so he's pretty much addicted to sausage and BBQ.  He donates platelets instead of whole blood, so the machine sucks his blood out, separates the platelets, and gives the red stuff back to him.  One night before donating, he ate a big sausage dinner.  Then at the blood bank the nurse walked by and said something to the effect of "OMG what did you eat!?"  The bag of platelets, which is normally clear, was all cloudy because of all the fat he'd just eaten. (Insert gagging smiley here)  And no, he didn't swear off sausage forever.  He thought it was funny.

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I told my co-worker about how there will be a congealed layer in a vial of blood if the donor recently ate crap food - as he was eating an egg, sausage, cheese burrito - and it didn't phase him.  He just thought it was interesting, too.

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Well yeah, it's AWESOME to see, but even I would have to admit the thought of applying that knowledge to my own physiology would make me a little queasy.

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Actually I heard from someone who knew about this stuff that many Asian people are highly lactose intolerant, and when they recieved blood transfusions from US military  personnell (in, I think, Korea, but I don't remember exactly which country) they would indeed get sick: migraines, stomach problems etc.

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a glass-topped table in our kitchen at work just exploded.  like, thousands of tiny pieces of glass, everywhere, including embedded in the walls.  No one was even in the room!  wtf??!!

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a glass-topped table in our kitchen at work just exploded.  like, thousands of tiny pieces of glass, everywhere, including embedded in the walls.  No one was even in the room!  wtf??!!

um..... wow... scary

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Poltergeist!

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:o  If glass is embedded in the walls, it's a good thing no one was in there, then.  Egads.

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a glass-topped table in our kitchen at work just exploded.  like, thousands of tiny pieces of glass, everywhere, including embedded in the walls.  No one was even in the room!  wtf??!!

final destination type shit right there!

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Woah. Only thing I could think of that would launch glass like that would be bubble + heat... did somebody accidentally leave a furnace lying around?

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