Thursday, 24 November 2011

By on November 24th, 2011 in personal, science kits

09:21 – Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner last night, with Doritos as the second course and ice cream for my evening snack. And people say I don’t eat a balanced diet. I started to watch the second episode of Survivors last night, but it was so well done that I stopped. I really think Barbara would enjoy the series, so I’ll save it until she can watch it with me.

I’m going to spend some time today building chemistry kits. Although the product page says we’re out-of-stock and will begin shipping backordered kits the week of 4 December, I’m still uncomfortable having outstanding orders and no product to fill those orders. I have 28 sets worth of chemicals bottled and ready to package. It’s a couple hours’ work to get those 28 chemical subassemblies packaged up, so I’ll try to get that done today.

11 Comments and discussion on "Thursday, 24 November 2011"

  1. OFD says:

    That supper would work for me just fine. With Teddie’s Chunky and Fritos instead of Doritos.

    Today will be different.

  2. Chuck Waggoner says:

    Aww. Just in time for the holidays, Andrea Truden checked out.
    Love those hot pants! Gotta find the pictures of my hot pants loving girlfriend of the time, Debbie. Probably thrown out by one of my wives, though.

    Apparently, Andrea died on 7 Nov., but information is just now being released.

    Of course, Disco is the ultimate music form and the impact of True’s contribution “More, More, More” cannot be underestimated. or do I mean overestimated? I have the original Buddah long disco version playing on perpetual repeat to the whole house out of respect. I might alternate it with Len’s “Steal My Sunshine”, which stole the instrumental bridge from “More, More, More” for its background. It is a sad Thanksgiving, losing the Nashville girl who left high school to make good in the Big Apple, but maybe I can get over it by Xmas.

  3. OFD says:

    Only thing I miss about the 70s scene is the hot pants/boots combo.

  4. Miles_Teg says:

    Well, I’ve heard the Seventies described as ‘the decade style forgot’, which is pure heresy to me. I love burnt orange kitchen surfaces and ugg boots (a US company, may they rot in hell, tried to trademark this generic Australian term and prevent the sale of any “Ugg Boots” but their own, even here.)

    The Seventies were an all time great period for music, with wonderful artists such as Barry Manilow, Terry Jacks, The Carpenters, Billy Ocean, Tina Charles and Maxine Nightingale prominent, to name a few. It was also a time of great fashion, with the aforementioned ugg boots, flares, body shirts, tank tops, three piece suits and so on. People nowadays have forgotten all about style… 🙁

  5. Chuck Waggoner says:

    Yeah. And those styles looked good because people were slim and trim back then.

    Actually, they look damned good, compared to the crappy, baggy, 5-sizes-too-big clothes kids wear today. Of course, it has been true over the decades I have been alive, that Europeans dress far better than Americans. Add #19: Americans positively do not know style. Even today, people ask me where I got the clothes I wear, and I have to tell them: “not in the US of A!”

    I live on a street that is only 3 blocks long, as it runs from the cemetery to where massive greenhouses once stood (the whole south side of Tiny Town was nothing but greenhouses at the turn to the 20th century. About a dozen kids live on the street. Every single one of them is quite noticeably overweight — including the 4 year-old toddler next door who is so fat she cannot even run. Only the high school graduate kid across the street and his girlfriend are trim; they are skateboarders.

    Note in the article above that some commenters who today live in the area of those pictures, say that you never see kids playing out on the street anymore, as in those 1970’s pictures.

  6. Miles_Teg says:

    Several guys with afros. I’m sure our host will feel nostalgic looking at them.

    Non-conformist kids often wore geans that were several sizes too big, and several inches lower than I thought even possible. I thought they (the kids and the jeans) looked gross, which I’m sure was the desired effect. Haven’t seen much of that for about 10 years.

  7. Jim Cooley says:

    The Book of Air and Shadows For OFD and all lovers of the 1670’s.

  8. Miles_Teg says:

    Another great thing from the Seventies was tie dye t-shirts. Don’t these look great:

    Some of my favourite pictures of me in my teens are of me in tie dye t-shirts.

    Lest people think I think everything from the Seventies was great, Blue Swede released their copy of “Hooked on a Feeling” that simply drove me nuts – then and now. It has the same effect on me, even today, as Mandy does on our uncultured host.

  9. Jim Cooley says:

    It has the same effect on me, even today, as Mandy does on our uncultured host.

    Muscle spasms, drooling and uncontrollable flatulence?

  10. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I just mentally totaled the kids on our block. There are 15 of them age 18 or under. Three of them, all from one family, are noticeably overweight, although one of those three is a 17-year-old boy who’s a defensive lineman for his high-school football team, so I’m not sure it’s fair to count him. The other 12 are all slim.

  11. Chuck Waggoner says:

    Overweight is probably a bigger problem here in farmland USA. When my daughter comes to visit from Chicago, she immediately notices that people are much, much chunkier here — both kids and adults.

    My new doctor in the US, says overweight is by far the biggest problem they deal with, and causes most of the problems they face with patients. He is not in favor of all the low-fat and non-fat foods pushed on us by the food industry, and recommends eating more vegetables, fruit, and fiber than meat and potatoes (never a slice of bread that does not list at least 3gm of “dietary fiber”). He, himself, is slim.

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