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Username Post: Discouraged.        (Topic#1580207)
Bxr-Linda
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In response to Gelidy Gelato

  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?




Whoa there Turbo. You're getting ahead of yourself.

There hasn't been any name-calling yet.






 
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  • must_love_paper Said:
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Unfortunately, people here have been told they are mean for pointing out past threads. sometimes you just can't win.




the past thread thing isnt what I would consider mean or rude. It is the whole "this has been asked 100 times I am not going to be used for research do it yourself thing" that is rude



not everyone agrees. Which is my whole point. What some people consider "mean" isn't what other people would. Tone is hard online,,,,and if someone says something to me that sounds mean,,,I try and remember that (which is hard, sometimes, I agree,,,,) and I try to give them a pass. Emoticons and smileys and LOLs help,,,,but they don't totally eradicate the problem.


 
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  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?



how about frozen drink recipes instead?


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?




Whoa there Turbo. You're getting ahead of yourself.

There hasn't been any name-calling yet.









Linda, you're a ... a... a... mean flavored jelly bean!!!


Now can we move on to recipes?


 
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  • moxiegirl23 Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?



how about frozen drink recipes instead?




THAT. IS. THE. BEST. IDEA. YET!!!!




 
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  • moxiegirl23 Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?



how about frozen drink recipes instead?


I'll drink to that. It is in the high 90s here.


 
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In response to moxiegirl23

  • moxiegirl23 Said:
  • must_love_paper Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
  • m.perk Said:
This is something that has been upsetting me for a while. It seems that when some topics are started in the general forum, the original poster or some of the individuals that reply are getting hounded for their thoughts or opinions. Like they are dead wrong for what they post. I used to visit the forum quiet regularly, but now I steer clear of them. I don't know if I am the only one who feels this way, but I don't understand where everything changed over the last few years.


I'll throw out an idea… the membership have gotten more experienced, we have gotten more vocal, we will now step up and challenge a scrapbooking belief, we are more educated (example: we understand trademark laws better, know real facts about archival materials), we will debate different points of views.
And We won’t do the work for a newbie. Let them search the forums, gallery, superstore.
And can I just say, I am also tired of people using us for their own research for blogs, classes, crops, videos, retreats.
Does that all make us mean? I don't think so.

Do we bite someone’s head off because they ask a question? Yea, it happens sometimes. Especially if it involves using "found materials" in scrapbooking.
If you ask a question on a message board, ANY message board, you have to be ready for all sorts of answers...not just answers agreeing with your viewpoint. And you have to accept that your thread may veer off into other areas.





This thread is starting to make me giggle..

Your are tired of people using you to do their research yet at one point and time you were the newbie on the forum asking the questions and getting the information for someone else.

its really not about being mean its that whole thing your parents tried to teach you "treat others the way you want to be treated" if you do not want to be the person being "used" as information a forum really isn't the place for you. Because it is a place where people share what they know about certain things.

So either don't read the post, or when you do read it instead of being rude because you don't like providing the information to someone that someone once provided to you keep your fingers to yourself and zip it.



Honestly I'm trying to understand, but I'm afraid that words without body language or tone might come across as trying to prolong a fight...

Earlier, someone (and I'm too lazy to go back and see who and where) complained about how mean it is to post links for newbies and others as a way of answering their questions. The links are posted out of genuine kindness because the thread(s) that are linked are overflowing with the answers the poster is looking for, and in some instances are such a valuable resource that not only should they be stuck in a special subforum somewhere to be easily found but in many cases people here have bookmarked them so they can go back and reference it again and again. There are a few neighbors here who have a reputation for doing this because they want to help and this is the easiest and most efficient way of providing as much information as possible and they are attacked for not helping whoever but just posting links to all the previous help filled threads. They are called mean and asked why don't they just avoid the question if they can't be "helpful". Since when is helpful defined only as write an elaborate post that answers the question instead of linking to something that might be older but continues to answer the question perfectly? Why is being rude to these people Ok??






OMG, THIS!!!

Even as a not-new member around here, I still ask questions that get answered with links to other threads, and I love it because it provides a plethora of information that I didn't know existed. I find it extremely additionally helpful to get provided with a link that contains 2 or 3 pages of answers for whatever I'm asking, rather than a few [email protected] one sentence replies to my thread with whatever question I was asking just because everyone's tired of answering the same questions repeatedly.

Does that mean I expect everyone else here to do a forum search for me to find answers, heck NO, I'm not lazy. I'll search and check the boards before I ask, but let's be real here, sometimes the search tool here leaves a lot to be desired.


 
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In response to moxiegirl23

  • moxiegirl23 Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?




Whoa there Turbo. You're getting ahead of yourself.

There hasn't been any name-calling yet.









Linda, you're a ... a... a... mean flavored jelly bean!!!


Now can we move on to recipes?





Yeah!?

Well... you're a yellow-bellied, lint-licker!




 
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In response to Bxr-Linda

  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?




Whoa there Turbo. You're getting ahead of yourself.

There hasn't been any name-calling yet.










How's that? Can we have cake now?


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • moxiegirl23 Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?




Whoa there Turbo. You're getting ahead of yourself.

There hasn't been any name-calling yet.









Linda, you're a ... a... a... mean flavored jelly bean!!!


Now can we move on to recipes?





Yeah!?

Well... you're a yellow-bellied, lint-licker!







I'm rubber and you're glue what you say bounces off me and sticks to you!!


I'm craving a white russian right now, but I'm too lazy to go to the kitchen and make one.


 
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Pie. It's all about pie, people. Get it right.


 
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you're all purple jumping beans,,,,so there.


 
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I don't jump, it's bad for my knees. And I've got frozen pudding shots for anyone who agrees with me!


 
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In response to Bxr-Linda

  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • moxiegirl23 Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?




Whoa there Turbo. You're getting ahead of yourself.

There hasn't been any name-calling yet.









Linda, you're a ... a... a... mean flavored jelly bean!!!


Now can we move on to recipes?





Yeah!?

Well... you're a yellow-bellied, lint-licker!








I disagree!! Her belly is chartreuse! How could you be so wrong!?!


 
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and I vote for frozen drink recipes,,,,,I want a drink.


 
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Omg, frozen pudding shots? I'll be on the first flight to your house, mmmmkay?


 
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  • moxiegirl23 Said:
I don't jump, it's bad for my knees. And I've got frozen pudding shots for anyone who agrees with me!



MEEEEEEEEE MEEEEEEEEEEE I AGREE WITH YOU!


 
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One of my customers made them for me....see what I mean about the perks of being a CM consultant!!


 
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I don't think I want to give you all MY frozen drink recipes.

GOOGLE!






 
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Darn it. Now I can't find my favorite recipe!!!


Karma must have bit me for being so stingy.


 
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You are all so out of the loop and lame. Mis-matched is in. Wear one striped sock and one polka-dot sock with plaid shorts.

DUH!!!!!




I remember when I was in 2nd Grade (53 now) my teacher pulling me to the side for another teacher to see how I was dressed. My mom sent me to school with a Green and orange checkered dress with green and orange polka dot knee socks.


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
I don't think I want to give you all MY frozen drink recipes.

GOOGLE!








I prefer BING!


 
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If we're drinking, I fully expect someone to provide me with a mojito.

If you see mean, please feel free to PM - if more than one person hits report post...sometimes it glitches, and I don't get it at all.

And it's physically impossible to read everything. Unless they figure out how to get me enough diet coke to give up sleep.


 
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  • Tivi on 08-30-12 04:36 PM
In response to Megan - ForumTech

  • Megan - ForumTech Said:
If we're drinking, I fully expect someone to provide me with a mojito.

If you see mean, please feel free to PM - if more than one person hits report post...sometimes it glitches, and I don't get it at all.

And it's physically impossible to read everything. Unless they figure out how to get me enough diet coke to give up sleep.



Would you like peppermint, apple mint, orange mint or CHOCOLATE MINT with your mojito?

(in case you can't tell, CHOC is my fav!!)


 
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Hm. I don't know that I've had a mint OTHER than peppermint with mine.....surprise me.


 
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  • Tivi on 08-30-12 04:49 PM
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Ooooo, choc mint in a mojito tastes like an Andes mint candy with a kick!


 
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In response to Bxr-Linda

Sometimes I think a newbie might ask a question to get to know people...to get a response....to feel as they belong to the community, as well as get an answer.


Now...for me...here's my question...
How about those "Craft Wars?' lol.


 
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DRINK'S AT TIVI'S HOUSE!!!!!!


 
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  • stick on 08-30-12 05:28 PM
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What the heck is chocolate mint and can I have that in a mojito, too, please?


 
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  • shortmouse Said:
  • pugs223 Said:
You are all so out of the loop and lame. Mis-matched is in. Wear one striped sock and one polka-dot sock with plaid shorts.

DUH!!!!!




I remember when I was in 2nd Grade (53 now) my teacher pulling me to the side for another teacher to see how I was dressed. My mom sent me to school with a Green and orange checkered dress with green and orange polka dot knee socks.



We are close to the same age. I remember wearing that style!! I have a photo of me wearing a red-paisley maxi dress, a pair of moccassins, and it was topped off with an orange-paisley parka.


 
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What the heck? I go away for a couple of hours to make some pickles and I'm behind 5 pages.

Don't remember everything I read but you had me at "drink" not sure what flavor I like best so just give me one of each.

Please.


 
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In response to Gelidy Gelato

  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Is it is time for yummy cake recipes yet?



I'm still working off the 10lbs I gained from the last time! lol


 
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  • deedee49 Said:
Sometimes I think a newbie might ask a question to get to know people...to get a response....to feel as they belong to the community, as well as get an answer.


Now...for me...here's my question...
How about those "Craft Wars?' lol.




This is what I think too, when I see the same questions asked over and over again.
They're new, they wanna jump into the forums and chat and get to know people. I think that is why we come online, to interact with others who share our same interests. Maybe they don't want to just click and read. Maybe they want to somewhat feel like they are carrying a conversation with someone.
I don't understand why if it bothers people ( just like the digi LO in the regular LO issue) and if it does, just scroll past it.
Or if it is helpful we're trying to be and afraid they won't get a response to their question, then I can see going and offering the suggestion of researching the forums.

I've spent the last 3 days painting and still not done- so i'll take any kind of drink going around!


 
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One of my first posts here was truly idiotic. I responded to someone here that clearly had a billion times more information on the subject than I did. God bless her for kindly stating that she knew what I was trying to say and that it simply did not work. It was a Cricut image question. I don't enjoy being in the drama here. I happily read it, but work has enough drama for me for one day.


 
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Am seriously reconsidering my no drinking policy. Worried I might be a mean drunk though.


 
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You'll never know until you give it a spin, Nancy


 
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Chocolate Mint is one of my favourite plants! I just want to roll in its amazing chocolate smell!


 
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Only if you are here to pick up the pieces, Jen. I plan on drinking again in May of 2015. That is plenty of time for you to save bus fare for trip out to the good ol' midwest.


 
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My favorite part of threads gone wild is trying to figure out where someone got offended. It is a great study in human nature.


 
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  • must_love_paper Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
  • m.perk Said:
This is something that has been upsetting me for a while. It seems that when some topics are started in the general forum, the original poster or some of the individuals that reply are getting hounded for their thoughts or opinions. Like they are dead wrong for what they post. I used to visit the forum quiet regularly, but now I steer clear of them. I don't know if I am the only one who feels this way, but I don't understand where everything changed over the last few years.


I'll throw out an idea… the membership have gotten more experienced, we have gotten more vocal, we will now step up and challenge a scrapbooking belief, we are more educated (example: we understand trademark laws better, know real facts about archival materials), we will debate different points of views.
And We won’t do the work for a newbie. Let them search the forums, gallery, superstore.
And can I just say, I am also tired of people using us for their own research for blogs, classes, crops, videos, retreats.
Does that all make us mean? I don't think so.

Do we bite someone’s head off because they ask a question? Yea, it happens sometimes. Especially if it involves using "found materials" in scrapbooking.
If you ask a question on a message board, ANY message board, you have to be ready for all sorts of answers...not just answers agreeing with your viewpoint. And you have to accept that your thread may veer off into other areas.





This thread is starting to make me giggle.

Your are tired of people using you to do their research yet at one point and time you were the newbie on the forum asking the questions and getting the information for someone else.

its really not about being mean its that whole thing your parents tried to teach you "treat others the way you want to be treated" if you do not want to be the person being "used" as information a forum really isn't the place for you. Because it is a place where people share what they know about certain things.

So either don't read the post, or when you do read it instead of being rude because you don't like providing the information to someone that someone once provided to you keep your fingers to yourself and zip it.



See, if we're talking about politeness and tone and not being mean then to me, the first bit I highlighted sounds patronising and the second bit is rude.

Yes, maybe a newbie will get a blunt answer occasionally (among other entirely polite and helpful ones hopefully) but 'on the whole' this place is unerringly nice and pretty tame. We're all human though and might have days when we're a little more blunt than perhaps we should be but if you're going to engage in any online community (and lets recognise that this is a HUGE community) you have to expect a huge range of people, opinions, cultures, personalities etc etc. Some people are blunt - that's life.

So while out and out rudeness isn't acceptable, if you have a very thin skin maybe this isn't the place for you (general you) either.

Now, did someone mention Mojitos?



 
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In response to scrappercaz

All I'm adding is....

I've had apple pie for breakfast for the past three days.... And my 5 year old is attempting to change the lyrics to The Wall; so it must be time to start the day.


 
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  • Tivi on 08-31-12 03:51 AM
In response to MommaSaid

For those asking about the choc mint....

Common name: "Chocolate Mint"
Latin name: Mentha piperita species

And here's a link to the Bonnie Plants website:
http://bonnieplants.com/products/chocolate-mi nt

I'm about 10 miles south of the SBC office, and have my mints spread around my yard. Some are in almost full sun, some are under my rose hedge in almost full shade. Peppermint does MUCH better in shade than sun, choc mint does good in both. All of my mints are about 2 feet tall this time of year. When it cools off in October, I'll hack them back to about 6-8 inches. They go dormant in January and February, then I clean the beds and they come back in March.

Funny story about the mints and mojitos. My friend was supposed to come over to get a bunch of fresh mint for a party. I called her and left a message - "I'm home now, come on over for the mint to put in the mojiots". She never called back, so I called again. This time *someone* answered. Evidently I dialed the wrong number TWICE but reached someone with the same name as my friend! She was pretty excited about getting fresh mint and having mojitos! oops.


 
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In response to MommaSaid

  • MommaSaid Said:
All I'm adding is....

I've had apple pie for breakfast for the past three days.... And my 5 year old is attempting to change the lyrics to The Wall; so it must be time to start the day.



Awesome!

And having apple pie for breakfast is pretty cool too


 
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In response to ChansGram

  • ChansGram Said:
  • deedee49 Said:
Sometimes I think a newbie might ask a question to get to know people...to get a response....to feel as they belong to the community, as well as get an answer.


Now...for me...here's my question...
How about those "Craft Wars?' lol.




This is what I think too, when I see the same questions asked over and over again.
They're new, they wanna jump into the forums and chat and get to know people. I think that is why we come online, to interact with others who share our same interests. Maybe they don't want to just click and read. Maybe they want to somewhat feel like they are carrying a conversation with someone.
I don't understand why if it bothers people ( just like the digi LO in the regular LO issue) and if it does, just scroll past it.
Or if it is helpful we're trying to be and afraid they won't get a response to their question, then I can see going and offering the suggestion of researching the forums.

I've spent the last 3 days painting and still not done- so i'll take any kind of drink going around!



I agree that being new is exciting and wanting to start topics/conversation is part of the fun. However, if it's the 5th topic of "what's the best adhesive?" on the first page, it's as if they are not reading anything either.

I contributed to that conversation. Not to bring up old topics or to start a new debate but that one did bother me. Why? If we're using newbies as examples, I want them to understand any LO offers ideas and why be limited to only paper being listed in general LOs. It didn't bother me majorly, but I felt an opinion on the other side (aka debate) was needed.


 
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I would LOVE to hear these new lyrics to The Wall!

Seriously, I think that when someone is new here, they have not figured the site out yet and that they can search for topics like adhesives, so even tho' we we need to be and try to help answer their questions. I've learned a lot from this site and still, there is more to learn so I don't really mind hearing it again. And speaking of that, it took me I don't know how many times to load my ATS correctly......but I didn't start a thread about it!

From my experience, there are a LOT of people out there that don't realize how an email or post might come across. IF on the other hand they are being just mean (and not just sarcastic) then, the best thing is to IGNORE them.

The Ground Zero thread....well that can get emotional. It's like discussing religion or politics. Don't go there. I don't even go there with some of my family.

Apple Pie sounds good right now!


 
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I'm a newbie and I have had nothing but positive feed back!! The search engine is not the best but I really appreciated the thread giving detailed instructions!!(:
When I see established people post links to older threads I have never felt that was rude!! My first thought is "how kind that they take the time to post this link"
When I created my account I was excited and wanted to get to know people!! I was also overwhelmed with all the new stuff available to me!! So I posted a "your must have" and was received very well!! Thank you for your wealth of info!!
I have also seen threads that are what is the word "not so happy scrappy" and I now understand how frustrating it must be to see the same questions posted over and over again!!! Like my momma says "if you have nothing nice to say don't say it at all" that is my motto and I stand by it(((:

Apple pie for breakfast heck yah!!!!!!!!!!(:
Did you say mojitos bring it on girls!!!!(:


 
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Thank you ladies for the enabling!!

I went out last night and bought all the ingredients for from-scratch bloody mary's.

And for those dieting... Bloody Mary's have so many vegetables, it's like a salad. Very healthy!



 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Thank you ladies for the enabling!!

I went out last night and bought all the ingredients for from-scratch bloody mary's.

And for those dieting... Bloody Mary's have so many vegetables, it's like a salad. Very healthy!





I will be enjoying bloody mary's all weekend with home-made tomato juice - it's my liquid diet weekend with my college roommie. Throw in a pickle (yes, I canned those too) and a beefstick = lunch on the go.


 
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If I liked tomato juice, I could justify a bloody mary that way....


 
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  • Megan - ForumTech Said:
If I liked tomato juice, I could justify a bloody mary that way....




"Justify" ?? Whatever do you mean?


It's weird... I'm not a fan of tomato juice either, but I like a good Bloody Mary.





 
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In response to pugs223

Dog slobber. The best adhesive around here is dog slobber.


 
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  • pugs223 Said:
What the heck? I go away for a couple of hours to make some pickles and I'm behind 5 pages.

Don't remember everything I read but you had me at "drink" not sure what flavor I like best so just give me one of each.

Please.




So funny.
I made pickled beans last night (for the first time ever).

Garnish for the Bloody Mary's, you know!!


Some good, locally-made pepper vodka.. hmmmm.... I'm going to have a hard time finishing my work day!


 
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Nearly everything's better with vodka in it


 
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All I'm adding is....

I've had apple pie for breakfast for the past three days.... And my 5 year old is attempting to change the lyrics to The Wall; so it must be time to start the day.


My 4 year old changed the lyrics to Somewhere Out There. The second verse is now "Wake up and have a life."


Edited by Lunareclipse on 08-31-12 08:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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My husband makes awesome pickled beets with onion. The kind of pickle that only needs a week or two in the fridge. ... Not quite sure how a beet martini would be, though.


 
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OH Linda, I you. You just reminded me I have pickled beans in the basement from last year. I totally have a full meal in a mug now.

tomato juice, vodka, tablespoon of pickle juice, tabasco, worchestire sauce, pickle, beef stick and beans. Is it 5 o'clock yet?


 
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If I liked tomato juice, I could justify a bloody mary that way....



Just add more vodka


 
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Thank you ladies for the enabling!!

I went out last night and bought all the ingredients for from-scratch bloody mary's.

And for those dieting... Bloody Mary's have so many vegetables, it's like a salad. Very healthy!





From scratch? You juice your own vegetables?!

I love Bloody Mary's. Or is it Bloody Marys? Or Bloody Maries?






 
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tomato juice is one of those things that makes me shudder involuntarily. Even with vodka.

and I DO like tomatoes


 
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OH Linda, I you. You just reminded me I have pickled beans in the basement from last year. I totally have a full meal in a mug now.

tomato juice, vodka, tablespoon of pickle juice, tabasco, worchestire sauce, pickle, beef stick and beans. Is it 5 o'clock yet?




I have homemade horseradish! I'll share!
and add some pepper, celery salt


 
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Ladies your cracking me up!!! I have no alcohol in my house!! I think it's going to be date night and I'm going to enjoy a mojito tonight!! Happy drinking ladies(:


 
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Thank you ladies for the enabling!!

I went out last night and bought all the ingredients for from-scratch bloody mary's.

And for those dieting... Bloody Mary's have so many vegetables, it's like a salad. Very healthy!





From scratch? You juice your own vegetables?!

I love Bloody Mary's. Or is it Bloody Marys? Or Bloody Maries?









No silly!




I guess I should have clarified... I meant, not-from-a-mix. I bought the tomato juice.


I wondered the same thing. "Bloody Mary's" looked more correct to me. Although it wouldn't be... because it's not possessive, it's plural. Have another drink, and it won't matter!!!


 
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Oh my goodness my dad and I used to can pickles!!! Love them!! I love everything pickle!!! Dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, pickled sunflower seeds, FRIED pickles!! Lol(((:

Anyhooo I miss canning pickles with my dad.


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I have to skip canning this week....But I don't have to skip vodka!


 
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Pickled sunflower seeds? How interesting, I'd love to taste these.


 
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You can now buy sunflower seeds that are pickle flavored!!!
David's and Bigz brand has them. Although my favorite is Bigz. I don't eat them often to much salt. But I indulge when I'm at a tournament for one of my kids sports. Sitting in 102+ degrees outside I figure I could use the salt(:


 
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Bloody Mary's?

The resort that hosts Tailhook has a Bloody Mary bar cart. The bar cart is like those carts you see at shopping malls. You buy the tomato juice from the bartender, then garnish it from the cart. Lots of stuff I would NEVER dream of adding to a Bloody Mary!


 
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You can now buy sunflower seeds that are pickle flavored!!!
David's and Bigz brand has them. Although my favorite is Bigz. I don't eat them often to much salt. But I indulge when I'm at a tournament for one of my kids sports. Sitting in 102+ degrees outside I figure I could use the salt(:



That is my weakness at my son's games too in this 102 degree weather. I like to have a pickle pop and pickle flavored sunflower seeds. Yummy!


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
Thank you ladies for the enabling!!

I went out last night and bought all the ingredients for from-scratch bloody mary's.

And for those dieting... Bloody Mary's have so many vegetables, it's like a salad. Very healthy!





From scratch? You juice your own vegetables?!

I love Bloody Mary's. Or is it Bloody Marys? Or Bloody Maries?







Hmmmm....what is it when you have more than one Mary? Marys doesn't look right, neither does Maries.


 
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Bloody Marys. Which is a breakfast/brunch food, right? It's brunch time here


 
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Of course I'll add celery salt. Pepper vodka sounds divine. I don't think I've tried horse radish - is that instead of the tabasco or in addition to?

I am so thirsty right now...


 
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I went back to the front page and the topic under this one is "Alcohol inks..." Totally thought it was something I could drink.


 
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This topic is what got me thinking about those inks to fix my carpet!!! Blogging and cleaning can be hazardous to my carpet apparently!!!!(:


 
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Slow down, there, Peg old girl, sounds like you've had enough already!


 
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I'm so seriously excited that tomorrow is Saturday.

I WILL be having a Bloody Mary (or 2) with (or for) breakfast.




 
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Bloody Marys. Which is a breakfast/brunch food, right? It's brunch time here




That's probably correct.


Peg - horseradish in addition to tabasco. You can adjust to your taste.
Absolut makes a peppar vodka. I use Crater Lake (local). I've heard of making your own by adding different types of sliced peppers to your vodka and letting it set (marinate? seep? whatever).


 
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I'm so seriously excited that tomorrow is Saturday.

I WILL be having a Bloody Mary (or 2) with (or for) breakfast.






So many states away, yet doing the same thing I'll be starting around 2pm CST tomorrow, but earlier on Sunday.


 
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  • stick Said:
Bloody Marys. Which is a breakfast/brunch food, right? It's brunch time here




That's probably correct.


Peg - horseradish in addition to tabasco. You can adjust to your taste.
Absolut makes a peppar vodka. I use Crater Lake (local). I've heard of making your own by adding different types of sliced peppers to your vodka and letting it set (marinate? seep? whatever).





Macerate, actually. Food geek here.


 
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Slow down, there, Peg old girl, sounds like you've had enough already!



Well I am 90, I can't drink like I used to


 
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All I'm adding is....

I've had apple pie for breakfast for the past three days.... And my 5 year old is attempting to change the lyrics to The Wall; so it must be time to start the day.



Awesome!

And having apple pie for breakfast is pretty cool too



The lyrical nonsense is my fault. When I join him for Lego time, I find it safe to build walls, because he either takes over my too-cool creations OR tells me I'm doing it wrong. Walls are never an issue. However, it made me start singing, "all in all we're just a-nother brick in the wall..."


 
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I know I love watching the games and eating my seeds!! A lot of my soccer moms like those pickle pops also!! When it gets really hot one of moms always brings pickle juice for the girls who will drink it. She swears it helps with hydrationz!! I'm guessing it's the salt and it causing water retention((:

Girl we have a lot in common lol(:


 
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  • stick Said:
Bloody Marys. Which is a breakfast/brunch food, right? It's brunch time here




That's probably correct.


Peg - horseradish in addition to tabasco. You can adjust to your taste.
Absolut makes a peppar vodka. I use Crater Lake (local). I've heard of making your own by adding different types of sliced peppers to your vodka and letting it set (marinate? seep? whatever).





Macerate, actually. Food geek here.



At first glance I thought you were telling her to chew. That's "masticate," isn't it?


 
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lol, Anne. And yes you're right. Just don't try to say any of these words too fast after a healthy bloody mary or 3.


 
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  • stick Said:
Bloody Marys. Which is a breakfast/brunch food, right? It's brunch time here




That's probably correct.


Peg - horseradish in addition to tabasco. You can adjust to your taste.
Absolut makes a peppar vodka. I use Crater Lake (local). I've heard of making your own by adding different types of sliced peppers to your vodka and letting it set (marinate? seep? whatever).





Macerate, actually. Food geek here.




Interesting. I did not know that.

See how educating and helpful our neighbors are here?!



 
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See how educating and helpful our neighbors are here?!





Indeed.

Kumbayah.



 
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I'm so seriously excited that tomorrow is Saturday.

I WILL be having a Bloody Mary (or 2) with (or for) breakfast.






So many states away, yet doing the same thing I'll be starting around 2pm CST tomorrow, but earlier on Sunday.



Well, I figure if I have to sit through the next god-knows-how-many weekends of ALL FOOTBALL, ALL THE TIME that I might as well enjoy myself.


 
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"Infuse" was the word I was thinking of.

Pepper infused vodka.


 
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I bought some Absolut Peppar once and it almost made me throw up.

I may have used too much though.

It was very strong!


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:

See how educating and helpful our neighbors are here?!





Indeed.

Kumbayah.





Some extra tips to consider when mixing alcohol and scrapping
1) Pre-made page kits. Planning ahead will help alleviate taking 2 hours to pick out the perfect paper for your photos. It will also prevent the "what the he!! was I thinking?" when you look at your drunken decision the next morning
2) Put the safety cap back on all pointy tweezers and scissors if possible. It will prevent injury when rummaging through your tools to find your cutterbees
3) Forget straight lines - place all pics, mats and embellishments like you meant for them to be crooked.
4) Don't bleed on the Bazzill. Unless you're doing a Halloween page, then it might be cool.


Edited by pugs223 on 08-31-12 11:30 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Oh, yes, infuse. I have seen a distinction that infusion requires heat whereas maceration is a cold process. Not sure if this is an actual definition, though, or if the proponents were merely trying to appear overly educated.


 
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I know I love watching the games and eating my seeds!! A lot of my soccer moms like those pickle pops also!! When it gets really hot one of moms always brings pickle juice for the girls who will drink it. She swears it helps with hydrationz!! I'm guessing it's the salt and it causing water retention((:

Girl we have a lot in common lol(:



We sure do!


 
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Oh, yes, infuse. I have seen a distinction that infusion requires heat whereas maceration is a cold process. Not sure if this is an actual definition, though, or if the proponents were merely trying to appear overly educated.




Now, you're just getting too technical.

That sounds reasonable, but I've always heard of flavored alcohol referred to as "infused." Of course, that does not mean it is the CORRECT usage of the term.



Melissa - I've never actually had the Absolut. But, our favorite Mexican restaurant serves a mango margarita with habanero (sp?) tequila. Sweet, but with a kick. VERY good!



 
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It's just about dessert time.... still have a huge bag of those frozen pudding shots...


 
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Hey Liz - I heard you did 100 calls!!!! WOOT!!!!

You deserve dessert!!!!


 
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  • kelseymel Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:

See how educating and helpful our neighbors are here?!





Indeed.

Kumbayah.





Some extra tips to consider when mixing alcohol and scrapping
1) Pre-made page kits. Planning ahead will help alleviate taking 2 hours to pick out the perfect paper for your photos. It will also prevent the "what the he!! was I thinking?" when you look at your drunken decision the next morning
2) Put the safety cap back on all pointy tweezers and scissors if possible. It will prevent injury when rummaging through your tools to find your cutterbees
3) Forget straight lines - place all pics, mats and embellishments like you meant for them to be crooked.
4) Don't bleed on the Bazzill. Unless you're doing a Halloween page, then it might be cool.





BTW, I do #3 even when sober. Sometimes I actually get things straight by accident!


 
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I can't believe I missed this post!!!!!! I'm rolling!!! These rules are just hilarious!!!!
I've learned so much!! Recipes, chat room etiquette, eating and drinking habits, rules to scrap by while intoxicated, what it is to infuse my alcohol, I have a lot in common with Pamela, I'm not the only one that loves or has canned pickles!! I think I'm going to have to print out some of this and SCRAP it!!!!!(:


 
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I think how fun the last two pages of this thread are is the perfect example of how there are so, so many more good apples here than bad!

At any message board, there are going to be those who will take the time to be snide vs. simply ignoring a thread they are annoyed with, such as the frequently asked questions. I don't get it, but it is what it is. There is a television program I discuss online at a forum and there are certain questions that are ALWAYS asked by new viewers. I just ignore them if I am busy or answer them politely if I have the time.

When I first joined here, I began a thread that many felt was negative. And it in no way was meant to be. And I did feel very sad about it and was SO grateful to several women who sent me personal messages with positivity. It was so cool, and totally afforded me the confidence to stick around. And I am glad I did because I have come into contact with so many cool scrappers!!


 
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In Canada we have the Caesar as a popular cocktail. I like it and heck, I don't even like clams.

It is Clamato juice, vodka, tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, celery stick and a celery salt rimmed glass.


 
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  • corrie fan Said:
In Canada we have the Caesar as a popular cocktail. I like it and heck, I don't even like clams.

It is Clamato juice, vodka, tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, celery stick and a celery salt rimmed glass.


Now that sounds interesting


 
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I've never had a Bloody Mary. I envision it slithering down my throat like a Southern sweet tea (inside joke from the Ground Zero thread).


Edited by Luvmyfam on 08-31-12 07:58 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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