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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16210 on: August 06, 2019, 04:25:08 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

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Second day of "stay-cation" and I'm being productive.  I've cleaned all the surfaces in the kitchen, and dusted the CD racks and the dressers and picture frames in my bedroom.  I've also pulled the windows down and cleaned  the windows in my bedroom.  CDs that were not in place  (ex. just laying on the shelves, not in alphabetical order) are now in order.

Next project is to get everything off the shelves in the living room, dust the items and the shelves, and put everything back.



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16211 on: August 06, 2019, 04:37:43 pm »
Keep us posted on your cleaning accomplishments. They're very inspirational.

My house is on the market right now so I have to keep it pretty meticulously clean at all times. I kind of like it!

I always seem to be cleaning this place lightly.  It started this summer when I was having issues with my toilet and the yellow-jackets getting in.  I wasn't sure when the plumber and the exterminator were coming, so I had to keep everything tidy.

On top of that, I've often said that I didn't want to be the person who moved into the building, got sloppy, and caused pests to come in.

Lastly, while my apartment is not cluttered, I do have a lot of knick-knacks around, and the more frequently I do light cleaning, it minimizes the dust that can collect in the place.


They are really, really good. They probably also have about a week's worth of sodium in one sandwich.  :-\

I don't worry about sodium, and I'm a saltaholic and a soysauceaholic. My blood pressure has stayed good so far ...

With the strong history of hypertension in my family, I need to.

Actually, I've surprised myself at how quickly I've adapted. Take pretzels, for example. As counterintuitive as it may seem, pretzels without salt on top aren't that bad. The variety my dad is able to buy is really quite good. The variety I can get in my supermarket isn't that great, not as good as the pretzel's Dad gets, but not that bad, either.

Morton's Salt Substitute isn't that bad, either. As good as actual salt? No, but I'm not feeling in any way deprived, nor am I even missing the real thing.

And low-sodium ketchup on scrambled eggs is just as good as salt and pepper.

I have to say, I don't use salt very often.  I do enjoy salty pretzels, so that is the one time I have it.   Even for snacks, I enjoy dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts and sunflower seeds, and my popcorn is lightly salted.

I haven't cooked with salt ( I do put in a small pinch when boiling pasta) nor have a salt shaker on the table for probably over 20 years, when I was first diagnosed with hypertension. I must admit I do prefer it when (like just now - about every 2nd week) I buy fish 'n chips at our local shop rather than when I cook it at home myself. I use pepper a lot more now. I am now suppose to give up sugar (I have been diagnosed pre-diabetic) as well and that was hard but no longer put it in my coffee (3- 4 cups per day) nor on my breakfast cereal and I buy a no added sugar cereal. I do however eat a lot of cakes and pastries and a crepe with lemon and (brown) sugar is my big treat at the Farmers market on Saturday morning.

I have given up sugar in the past and found it pretty easy after the first week or two -- I just lost my taste for it. Once I start eating it again, the sweet tooth comes back, but weaker than it used to be.

I've never used it in coffee, I've long preferred sugar-free breakfast cereals. I like cakes and pastries, but even those aren't the temptation they used to be. When I eat in a restaurant, I never even look at the dessert menu -- not out of restraint or self-discipline, but because I'm just not that interested.

However, when people bring cookies and donuts, etc., into work I have trouble passing by them all day without trying some. Lucky I don't work in Chuck's office!  :laugh:


I don't have sugar too often either.  Diabetes runs in my family, so I'm always watching that.  I don't drink coffee, and in the mornings I drink a bottle of unsweetened, steeped tea.  I've also cut out all soda and diet soda, I now drink unsweetened, lightly flavored seltzer.

The last time I had a "wellness check" with the doctor, my blood pressure was down, and my sugar levels were fine.   I'll be making another appointment in December, and since I've lost weight since then, I'd like to see the numbers even smaller.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16212 on: August 06, 2019, 05:27:18 pm »
Good for you for losing weight, Chuck!  :-*

I need that too, but it's so damn hard  >:(

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16213 on: August 06, 2019, 06:06:15 pm »
I do not feel my evening meal is complete without dessert. Even if not hungry and I only have a piece of toast and vegemite or perhaps  sardines or spaghetti, I still need to have some dessert. My blood pressure is always high. My doctor (8 years) recently moved. He always had an excuse for my bood pressure , the last time was a few days before my hernia operation and it was up. It was also part of a complete medical check required to renew my drivers licence at age 75 so I was bit nervous. Then while in hospital, they always said "that is up" even the last check before leaving.
I chose not to go to the replacement doctor a lady but instead a young male in the practice who may leave at the end of November. He looks 20 but must be 30. We discussed several problems and then said "Aren't you going to check my blood pressure?" He did and said it is up but looked at my records and said "it is always high" so apparently not concerned. In NZ our medical records are all online but for some reason not the BP so I can never remember the actual numbers but when I told my sister the day after, she was horrified. 
I almost never drink a soda (we say soft drink). Perhaps on a very hot day (not common here)I like a lemon iime and bitters. Never touch coke and never eat any snacks with salt,even when young.  One thing that annoyed me on my last trip to USA, I would order a sandwich or roll for lunch in a cafe and they would give me crisps (we say potato chips)  on the side. That is never done here and I did not touch them. I think popcorn is revolting, cannot stand the smell of it. If someone sat next to me in the movies eating some, I would have to move.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16214 on: August 06, 2019, 06:37:02 pm »
Second day of "stay-cation" and I'm being productive.  I've cleaned all the surfaces in the kitchen, and dusted the CD racks and the dressers and picture frames in my bedroom.  I've also pulled the windows down and cleaned  the windows in my bedroom.  CDs that were not in place  (ex. just laying on the shelves, not in alphabetical order) are now in order.

Next project is to get everything off the shelves in the living room, dust the items and the shelves, and put everything back.

You're going to have to go back to work to rest up from your staycation. ...
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16215 on: August 06, 2019, 07:18:08 pm »
I can beat you at that! I know there are some lurking under my bed that date to BT (before Trump). I pull them out every once in a while when I need to be reminded of the good old days.
Too much to do. . .I don't have time to get old!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16216 on: August 07, 2019, 09:27:55 am »
I almost never drink a soda (we say soft drink).

We say soft drink sometimes, usually in more formal contexts. Most of the people here say soda, though in the Midwest we call it pop.

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they would give me crisps (we say potato chips)

We say potato chips, too. I think crisps is the British term.

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I think popcorn is revolting, cannot stand the smell of it. If someone sat next to me in the movies eating some, I would have to move.

I guess you and I will never go to the movies together, Brian.   :-\  Sometimes I go because I'm in the mood for popcorn as much as I am for the movie! Though movie theater popcorn is the only kind I really like.

And if you went to a movie here, you'd probably have to move around a lot. I would guess that maybe half of moviegoers get popcorn.





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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16217 on: August 07, 2019, 11:44:20 am »
Though movie theater popcorn is the only kind I really like.

It's so bad for you. That's why it's so good!  ;D
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16218 on: August 07, 2019, 05:18:42 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




I believe the apartment is finished!

Today I cleaned the bathroom,  mopped the bathroom floor, mopped the kitchen floor, cleaned the windows, and cleaned the refrigerator.   I  can just chill the rest of the stay-cation.

;D

I posted about the chores that I did while I was on stay-cation, and got a few replies that stay-cations are to be used to rest and relax, and that I should be out doing something fun.

:laugh:

I'm not a summer person, and never have been.   I don't really enjoy going to the Jersey shore, although I do enjoy the boardwalk at night.  I don't like the beach, the heat or humidity.

I have three more weeks of vacation to use, and I have a week in October, November and December.  That time off, I'll go out and look into some "harvest" related things to do, and check out fall foliage, and take pics.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16219 on: August 07, 2019, 05:38:30 pm »
And if you went to a movie here, you'd probably have to move around a lot. I would guess that maybe half of moviegoers get popcorn.
Fortunately popcorn is mainly a kid's thing here and I rarely go to a children's or a popular type movie. I went to the Lion King last week but in the morning during school term. I am attending the NZ International Film festival at the moment and, unusually for me, I went to an 8.30pm on Tuesday night. I felt strange as everyone around me was sitting with a glass of wine. I had just half a glass with my dinner before I drove down to the city so did not want another one or I might have fallen asleep. I am off to an 11am screening now so should be getting ready (9.20am) as I want to catch the 10am bus.