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Wood. (Warning: may contain adult language and lots of whining)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

3 down, 67 to go.

No, not pounds. Face cords of wood. That's how many I will potentially need if we have a bad winter and since last winter was ridiculously warm, this year may well be equally ridiculously cold and snowy.

See, three years ago my late husband decided we shouldn't be dependent upon foreign oil, and bought an exterior wood burning furnace. We do have a good-sized woodlot, but in my grimmer moods, I suspect that he died purposely to avoid the task of getting wood together for the winter.

Anyway, having sunk $13,000 into the accursed thing, I'm determined to a) use it and b) use it for free. Wood around here goes for about $65/face cord delivered, and there is no way I'll spend $4500 on wood simply for the pleasure of filling the damned thing twice a day, even if I could afford to do so.

My neighbor, a professional logger, is cutting trees for me - both to sell to a ... log... place... and for me to burn in the furnace. Even though I took a chain saw course in the spring, I have no business felling trees in the forest (and neither do you, unless you, too, are a professional logger. Even they get killed on the job quite regularly.) So I buzz the furnace trees and branches up into manageable chunks and then split them if necessary. I have a lovely large, powerful splitter that is my Autumn Best Friend. Then I trundle the wood over to the furnace and stack it neatly. This is an incredibly loud, tedious, difficult job, but I'm doing it anyway.

I figure the break-even point is somewhere around three years, so after next year (I bought a lot of wood the first year) I may be willing to dig the damned thing up and sell it to some other off-the-grid fool. Maybe install a windmill. Or solar panels. Or something. Everyone has all these great suggestions, but every one of them is either labor-intensive or up-front expensive. All is know is that I'm not doing this every year for the rest of my life.

My FitBit proclaims that I get in my 10,000 steps per day doing this - along with whatever else I may be up to - and heaven knows it's muscle building (and occasionally back breaking.) I try to look at it as free and unscheduled strength training.

So that's my Wood Rant. It seems familiar - I may have posted the same general thing last autumn, and if so, I apologize. It just surprises me every year to be doing this. Sometimes I kinda miss my Louboutin heels and my Coach bags, long ago and far away. Other times, I couldn't be happier to be where I am, doing what I'm doing. The older I get (and nothing brings out the old like lugging wood), the more I'm willing to just shrug and release the Roads Not Taken. Still, I wonder what lay at the ends of some of them...

  
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AZIMAT 10/27/2012 8:16AM

    Ah yes,I remember those wood splitting days up North. Yes, Florida is a great option. We have about six weeks of winter here in the Panhandle, heat with natural gas, and don't miss the wood one bit.

I would go ahead and sell the %^&*$ stove for whatever I could get for it. Life is short. Really.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/26/2012 7:19PM

    Well, I would just have to freeze to death if it were me!!! That sounds miserable--I hate that kind of work!!! You definitely can't keep that up forever!!!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/26/2012 10:19AM

    I understand your husband's concern and why he bought the wood furnace but, as all men do, they somehow think they are invincible and can ALWAYS handle the work involved in those projects.

I too am a widow and we installed the fireplace and wood stove when we built the house for many of the reason I am sure you husband did the wood furnace. Only now he is gone and it is now up to me to handle. Fortunately I still can. However, as I age lugging wood to the basement or for that matter going down the steps to feed the wood stove may become difficult. So I am now in the process of thinking how or what I can do to solve the problem later. I could move or buy another wood stove and have it attached to the fireplace as an insert. Lugging wood from the garage wood be easier.

I usually buy a cord each year which lasts me all winter. However, I use the wood as a supplement to the heat pumps. I am looking into solar but the costs upfront are staggering and all those "rebates" and "tax write-offs" are fine as long as you EARN enough to qualify for the deductions. If I only pay say $2,500 in taxes and the tax write-off is for a percent of say 30% of the cost of lets say initial cost of $18,000. I could not get the $5,400 cost back because I only PAY $2,500 in the tax. So no real benefit for the low income earner who really needs the full tax write-off. And rebates are quirky. Unless you get the exact thing they want you to get forget the rebate. I went through that when I replaced my heat pump. I could not get the larger one my house could not handle it! So I was stuck.

The good news is you are getting the exercise you need, if not want. emoticon

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SOXYINMO 10/26/2012 10:16AM

    Ha, ha! This sounds so familiar! Last year we had to get wood from a friend and pay for it (but very, very cheap!) because Al was recovering from his burst colon and I have yet to take a chain saw course emoticon It's still walking over, picking up as many pieces of wood as possible, walking over to the truck, stacking it in the truck, walking back to the pile, and then, of course, the reverse at home.

I envy you your log-splitter, though, because splitting wood is some hard-core work. Everyone asks what I do get get such big biceps. Um, Split wood and carry feed! Even when I was FAT I had nice upper body strength.

Even though it seems the wind blows well here, we've been told that it's not ideal for a wind turbine, and whoever built this house built it faceing east, so we were told solar panels in the yard is the way to go. Um, no. Sorry, no.

All of this by way of saying "I hear ya sister!"



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HIPPICHICK1 10/26/2012 8:12AM

    I like _UMAMI_'s idea, "Chop wood, sip Scotch." Although don't take the whole bottle with you. We don't' want you reporting any missing digits!

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/26/2012 3:48AM

    This guy I knew was chopping wood in his 90's. He said the secret to a long life is to work up a sweat every day. If nothing else, it warms the body up!

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_UMAMI_ 10/26/2012 12:16AM

    I think, in your case, the inspirational quote would be modified to
"Chop wood, sip Scotch."

I do admire your independence and determination.

But.

I need photos.

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DESERTJULZ 10/25/2012 11:21PM

    At least it is a good workout!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/25/2012 11:15PM

    Wow! I didn't remember reading about your wood situation before. That's quite a lot of work. I just taught "Out, Out" by Robert Frost to my students and the menacing buzz-saw can indeed kill. And you made a Frost reference. How connected is the world. I am in awe that you do as much as you do. Keep safe!

It this Arthur Rackam wallpaper? Spark has positioned an (possibly ironic) ad for Nike FUEL on the side of the page.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/25/2012 10:59PM

    I wish you lived closer. Hubby and I felled a bunch of trees last year and they go to waste as we don't burn wood. Hubby would love to have had one of those stoves. We have a neighbor down the road with one.

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ACIMPEGGY 10/25/2012 10:15PM

    Wow! What a lot of work! It might be easier to move to somewhere with warmer winter temperatures.

You sure have a great fitness plan going, dear, that's for sure!

I hope you can keep up without overdoing it your injuring yourself.

Let us know how it goes! emoticon

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PUDLECRAZY 10/25/2012 9:58PM

    We heat with wood, too. No central heat. I have a love/hate relationship with this. Good rant for this time of year.

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NORASPAT 10/25/2012 8:50PM

    That is definitely hard labor. Our Plattsburgh son uses Kerosene but it is not very healthy. He ,lost his job and they had a wood stove so they bought wood through a help program. It was delivered split but DH and I helped him stack it. What an awful back breaking job. Definitely ST for sure.
Our son wants a windmill he is so in to environmental issues. When he worked for GP he was always talking about Zebra mussels, he should have been an environmentalist engineer but being in Maine the paper company helped him to get a scholarship and he became a process engineer in paper mills. It was too bad we had very little money to help him with college but He did that on his own. Neither DH or I knew anything about colleges and universities, In the UK in my youth colleges were no where near as expensive as here some were even free. I wanted to be a SAHM I should have worked outside the home but I never saw my mother so i vowed I would stay home. NO regrets I loved having a house full of kids.
I hope you are able to get all of this done at least enough of it done before snow flies. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/25/2012 8:45PM

    I've been thinking of getting a FitBit. You like yours?

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BOBOBOBBI 10/25/2012 8:31PM

    We have a wood stove-- so I am not stranger to the cutting and splitting wood! Even though i absolutely hate doing it-- it is great exercise (that i wouldn't wish upon anybody!!)

Best of luck in your journey!!

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SUZYMOBILE 10/25/2012 8:22PM

    I was wondering about the wood. Good Lord, Karen. I can't tell you how much respect I have for you!

Have you thought about a lovely place in Florida?

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Unexpected nice thing

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A long-time (since college, which, believe me, was a *long time ago*) friend and her husband are technophiles - both science-y types, they love - and use for professional purposes - all sorts of iThings. Friend was rushing to get to a town supervisor meeting (she's Involved with a capital I) and accidentally spilled a glass of water on her Mac, which contains her life both personal and professional. It was dead, poor thing, despite the potential life-saving measure of placing it face down in a large plate of uncooked rice, and she subsequently had to purchase a new one with all possible bells, whistles and expanded memory capacity to the tune of $2000.

She was telling me this tale of woe and at the end, I, being an occasionally awkward sort myself, asked if she'd filed a claim with her Homeowner's Insurance company. She had not, checked into it, and discovered that not only was the computer covered but she had a special rider with $0 deductible! Lovely!

Here's the good part: she bought her husband a new iPad (she already had a new one) and they gave me the old one! :D :D :D As nearly as I can tell, on the new one the resolution is a little better - which, to my eye, changes the color slightly but not the detail clarity - and the older version doesn't have a built in camera. Honestly, though, if I want to take a photo, I usually use either my phone or my camera - it wouldn't occur to me to hold up a large rectangle and point that at the subject.

So now husband has a brand new iPad, friend has her $2000 back, and I have a great new toy that I would never have bought for myself!

Gotta love a happy ending.

  
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SOXYINMO 10/26/2012 10:21AM

    Holy cow. The things I don't know about homeowners insurance could fill every book in the Library of Congress. emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 10/26/2012 9:07AM

    Sorry your friend lost everything on her puter...been there, done that...devastating but she got her new one covered and you got a prize! That is awesome!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/25/2012 12:36PM

    Hooray!! I love happy endings for everyone. :)

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/25/2012 8:22AM

    Sometimes fate has a way of making things right. emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/25/2012 6:50AM

    Wonderful!!! You were rewarded for the valuable information you shared!

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/25/2012 4:01AM

    That turned out well for you! I fried my sons Mac a couple of years ago dumping coffee on it and had to buy a new one for him. So far I have bought Macs for 2 sons and a brother-in-law. The next one I get! I have to wait until this one gives up though and it is going strong. I feel bad for your frend losing all her info! I use external hard drives to store a lot of my info now after losing all my pics years ago.

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 10/25/2012 2:48AM

    Wow! That's great! I never got a kickback from a friend who I told about a huge tax deduction she could get. (But, that's okay. She showed me all the things she bought with the money she got back & she was SOOOO happy. She's still a good friend many years later.) I have been given other people's techie leftovers, on occasion.

Thanks for the homeowner's insurance tip! --I never would have thought of that for a computer/other techie device.

: )

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_UMAMI_ 10/25/2012 12:06AM

    Woman, no one deserves that bonus toy more than you do.
Enjoy!
emoticon Unexpected gifts from the Universe (and/or friends therein) are the BEST.

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SOULFISH80 10/24/2012 11:47PM

    AWESOME!!!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/24/2012 10:47PM

    Ihope you enjoy it!

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SUZYMOBILE 10/24/2012 9:25PM

    That is proof that the universe sometimes does smile on and reward those who deserve it!! Use it in excellent health!

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LJCANNON 10/24/2012 6:16PM

    emoticon Talk about a HAPPY Ending!! That is Blessing Coming Full Circle!! Congratulations!!

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NORASPAT 10/24/2012 6:12PM

    emoticon emoticon I am still struggling with this laP top, I doubt I would be able to use one.
That is great though, I honestly do not know what it doeis. I see people with them in their hands but I never asked what they do.

I guess I am the oddball with yesterdays blog, sorry to say the wrong thing. I I like you better than what I got out of it. Please remember how much I admire you and I most often like what you write. Sorry! I guess I messed up. it's easy for me to do you know, I still speak the Queen's English.
Just remember how much I admire you . HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon
.ENJOY YOUR NEW GIFT, emoticon emoticon emoticon


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/24/2012 5:55PM

    I have never had an I-anything but I do have a free gift coming and one of them is an IPad. I don't know that I would use it. My son seems to think I wouldn't.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/24/2012 5:08PM

    How cool! Enjoy!

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/24/2012 4:54PM

    WOW!! That's great news! What fun! I would like to have one but just can't justify the price!

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VALERIEMAHA 10/24/2012 4:24PM

    OMG! Now THAT'S what I call GOODNews Worthy!!! Congrats...it's your reward for enabling them to retrieve the $2000!!!

Hmmmm...I wonder if the camera on the new IPad also works as a WebCam for video conversations?

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Oh boy! A one-word-answer quiz!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thanks, HIPPICHICK1!!

If you want to play, too, just copy and paste and then fill in your own answers.

Where is your cell phone?
Dunno. (is the cheating?)

Spouse?
Urn.

Your hair?
Undecided.

Your mother?
Urn.

Your father?
Cemetery.

Your favorite thing?
Books.

Your dream last night?
Lost.

Favorite drink?
Gin.

What room are you in?
Sunroom.

Your hobby?
Many.

Your fear?
Bears.

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Here.

Where were you last night?
Pittsburgh.

Something that you aren't?
Selfish.

Muffins?
Blueberry.

Wish list item?
Aquarium.

Last thing you did?
Drove.

What are you wearing?
Black.

Your pets?
Several.

Friends?
Few.

Your life?
Interesting.

Your mood?
Meh.

Missing someone?
Nope.

Drinking?
Rum.

Your car?
Vue.

Something you're not wearing?
Shoes.

Your favorite store?
IKEA.

Your favorite color?
Green.

When is the last time you cried?
September.

Where do you go over and over?
Library.

Five people who email me regularly?
Spammers.

Favorite place to eat?
Outside.

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Bed.

  
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/24/2012 10:48PM

    nice to read. Books are the best.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/24/2012 2:21PM

    These are fun! I loved your answers!!

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HIPPICHICK1 10/24/2012 12:08PM

    Your answers totally fit the profile I have of you in my head!
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NORASPAT 10/23/2012 8:52PM

    Your answers do not fit your profile I have in my head. Some day I will fathom you my good friend,
In the meantime, I just wait for your blogs. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/23/2012 7:11PM

    Bears? Do you have them around your house? If gin is your favorite why are you drinking rum? Love it!!! (your answers not rum)

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REDWRITINGHOOD 10/23/2012 6:49PM

    Love it, although some I know I couldn't stick to one word, lol.

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JANEDOE12345 10/23/2012 6:35PM

    OK on the gin!

I wish you would do a photo essay on your house and land. And bears, too.

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Pam

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SUZYMOBILE 10/23/2012 6:26PM

    Bears, eh?

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My SP "nudge" for today

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Unlike most of my blogs, I'm not ranting about anything or posting totally off-topic ramblings. This is actually Spark People oriented. Here goes:

I don't do well at recording things daily - I'm just not that kind of person. What I do manage to do most days is stop by every one of my teams' Huddle Wall and give a word of encouragement or just say hi. Frequently, even though I'm doing this mid-day, I'm often the only one, or one of half a dozen, to do this, and I think that's a shame.

For points junkies like me, you get a point for this (up to five), but mainly it's a quick way to check in on Spark buddies without getting into individual comments and blogs which, we all realize, can eat a whole day with no problem.

I admit I don't do a lot with my teams, (although I do have at least one team goal per team), largely because of time constraints, but I don't think stopping in each morning to say hello is too much to ask. You don't even have to be creative - just click one of the preset phrases or steal someone else's greeting. And if you're having a particularly rough time of things, there's an "I need support!" button that will send all your Friends to your blog or page to help prop you up.

For months and months, all I did was spin my wheels and talk a lot about losing weight, but now that I'm down over 35 lbs and halfway to my goal, I'm starting to realize what a valuable asset SP is and trying to make use of more of the options available. I really like the Huddle Wall and think that it is a valuable, and mostly overlooked, resource.

So, team members, stop by your Huddle Walls and say hi! It takes a second, and that can be an inspirational second for you or someone else.

Now, back to rambling and ranting....

  
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NORASPAT 10/18/2012 9:40AM

    I also HUDDLE daily with my teams I am not on many teams just for that reason. I guess my community it limited but I find I like quality not quantity. I have 12 teams, I think so I do either 5 on a hurry day, yes the points help with that. I am often the only one there, it is sad to see that. I love to Blog but the friend feeds I still cannot utilise as much as I should and yet others respond to my blogs and that way we stay connected and I can chat in silence. I hope your tracking is helping , you are doing great. Pat in Maine. HUGS SCOOTER Pat in Maine.
I am off to do the yard work, wish you were here to help me and chat with HUGS P a t emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/17/2012 7:29PM

    I find blogging and getting feed back really helpful. This is why I like to read others' blogs and try to respond and be encouraging that way, but I will add the huddle wall to my wanderings!

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SOXYINMO 10/17/2012 1:17PM

    It really is an easy thing to do for at least a few of your teams.


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KALIOPPE 10/17/2012 10:40AM

    Hello there. Just wanted to say I too am making more more time to stop by and say hello and huddle, but sometimes I forget or get so involved with tracking it falls by the wayside. So thank you for reminding me! Also, congrats on your 35 pound loss. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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CORKYTHEMOM1 10/17/2012 9:42AM

    emoticon Blog! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 10/17/2012 6:48AM

    I just totally love your rants and rumblings! I LOVE a girl after me own heart! emoticon emoticon And you have a head packed full of wisdom that goes WAYYY beyond the normal calorie and exercise chatter. So keep those R n R's a comin'...don't you just HATE it when spark won't let you type your pidgeon English the way YOU want to without having to go back and correct comin' 50 times?

Aha...rant for the day! emoticon

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IMREITE 10/17/2012 12:11AM

    I don't always track everything either, but i do like it when i am feeling down and someone gives me some encouragement.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/16/2012 6:22PM

    Thanks for the reminder. That is something I have never done--I will give it a try. I, personally, enjoy your your rants and off topic ramblings. emoticon

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JLPEASE 10/16/2012 5:29PM

    I'm on quite a few teams, but there are a few that I check every single day, especially the ones that don't have a ton of members, because somehow it feels more "personal". I know, it probably seems weird. The Huddles are a good place to keep up on what everybody is doing and give them a cheer.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/16/2012 12:49PM

    Four of the teams I'm on have quite a few members who use the huddle wall. 2 do not. It's a great feature.

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LOISDESK 10/16/2012 11:41AM

    Good reminder! I'm going to go check in with my teams now. Thanks! :)

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SHERYLDS 10/16/2012 11:37AM

    Hi Karen emoticon

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A passing thought...totally off topic...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ever notice how tuna is called "tuna fish"? Is that a regional thing? What else is there? Tuna cow? Tuna chicken?

Yesterday I was reading something and the author remarked that he had a collie dog. I had a collie dog until last year, and I've heard that a lot over the years. Other than the "hound dog" that Elvis made famous, are there any other breeds that have to specify that they're dogs? You never hear Doberman dog or Newfoundland dog...why collies? Are there collie other things? Collie cats? Collie fish?

The last small thing is a personal decree: I won't eat anything that has to declare itself as "food", like pasteurized, processed cheese food product. What, if they didn't tell me, I'd think it was pasteurized, processed cheese spackle? Nope. Food should be obvious as food, just as tuna should be obviously a fish and a collie should be obviously a dog.

Climbing back down off my stump now and going to wash dishes. Oh, wait - there is one other thing. Did you ever notice that the Dawn and other brands of dish washing stuff (for manual washing, not dishwasher) don't say "dish washing" on them? They say "hand washing liquid" on them. They aren't over with the hand soap - they're with the dish washing stuff, and we all know that that is their intended purpose, so why do they call themselves "hand washing liquid?" There's something fishy here, and it's not tuna....

  
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/25/2012 11:22PM

    What about the dachshund or the keeshund? Does it count if it is in German?
For me, for some reason lost in the bowels of history, Tuna is Luna. Or Luny Tooney. Or Luna Tuna. But sometimes I just call it Durfus. Mostly I call it Durfus. Mostly I don't use real words in the privacy of my home or I use a less inventive kind of Cockney Rhyming Slang but it's really Ohio rhyming slang!

It's very prudent not to eat food that calls itself a "food product" of any kind.

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HIPPICHICK1 10/21/2012 11:44AM

    I have never used the phrase tuna fish. Ever. It's tuna to me.
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Collie flower??

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FLORIDASUN 10/17/2012 6:54AM

    Wowsa...my head is exploding after this blog! emoticon And I want to know why processed chemical glop is even IN a food store...or WHY they bother to waste the refrigeration necessary to preserve the FROZEN glop which will NEVA die on it's own in the first place. Feed it to the cockroaches! emoticon Erp...now THERE'S a visual! emoticon

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 10/17/2012 5:18AM

    Collie... flower? LOL!

Your comments on "food" reminded me of this: A few months ago I picked up some "Un-Real" (brand) sour cream at the dollar store. I thought it was nice that they had sour cream there, saving me the time to run another errand. I had planned to go to the grocery store to buy sour cream while I was out that day. I ate some of it. (I think I made tacos that week.) A week or so later I happened to look at the ingredients. (I hadn't bothered before, I had just assumed there would only be one ingredient.) Well, it wasn't sour cream at all! It was all fake stuff! I threw out the white substance inside immediately & recycled the container.

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_UMAMI_ 10/15/2012 9:49PM

    For the moms of the younger crowd: chicken and even STEAK fingers.
I don't even wanna think about it.....
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JANEDOE12345 10/15/2012 6:23PM

    Just thinking about tabby cats...Can't hardly stop...Could care less or couldn't care less? Odd how regional speech patterns creep up and puzzle outsiders.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/15/2012 5:54PM

    LOL!!! So true. I had not heard the collie dog though. Here we just call them collies. But we call the stuff in cans tuna fish and the stuff in the packages in the refrigerated section just tuna.

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NORASPAT 10/15/2012 5:45PM

    You must be eating more fish because you are definitely getting even smarter than you were. I hope you are enjoying yourself. Keep thinking, keep posting and please never change my dear S[ark friend, I love to read your insightful blogs. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 10/15/2012 4:13PM

    Hahaha! Yes, and you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/15/2012 3:38PM

    LOL! Yes, I too wonder about those things!

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/15/2012 2:28PM

    You are so funny! Thanks for the laugh.
I found the best use for gold listerine (mouth wash) is cleaning floors with it. I think they mislabeled it because it is a nasty mouth wash and is even worse on someone's breath. Whew, stinky, but the floors do shine. Wear gloves because I thinik it is toxic. HA!

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VALERIEMAHA 10/15/2012 2:15PM

    Ahhhh...memories, during my sojourn on Kauai, of the friends coming in from a fishing expedition with a beautiful yellow fin tuna who sacrificed his life for our benefit.

Let's see -- there be tuna and there be canned tuna. That's it.

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CRISSA1669 10/15/2012 1:55PM

    LOL........I can chalk that up to people saying "I, myself"!!!!!!!! LOL...yes, you are yourself.........maybe it's that we all talk too much without listening what's coming out!! LOL nice read for the afternoon, thanks!! :) :)

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SUZYMOBILE 10/15/2012 1:35PM

    Well now, I think they call it tunafish to distinguish it from tuna, which is a whole slice or steak of the creature. Why that, too, isn't tunafish, I don't know, but tunafish is with mayonnaise and tuna is with wasabi.

Yep, and you never hear about a border collie dog. Why should that be any different?

Hand washing liquid?? Get out! (I'll have to go check.)

.......{ time passes } .......

My Dawn says "dishwashing liquid." You must have the special kind that's nice to your hands. Or, or, OR ... I'm using mine for the wrong thing!!!! No, wait. My Cascade dishwasher stuff says "dishwasher detergent." There IS a plan to the universe.

And while we're at it, what's the deal with this "bathroom tissue" I keep hearing about?

Comment edited on: 10/15/2012 1:38:54 PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/15/2012 1:26PM

    You're such a clever rascal; makes me smile. I call it tuna. Period. End of story. (smiling) Have a good day.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/15/2012 1:20PM

    You've given me many things to ponder this afternoon. Maybe I'll go lie down and think on these things! ;)

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CREEKLADY1 10/15/2012 1:11PM

  Love it!

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