Sandbox forum: It Just Occurs to Me..Life's "what the???'s"

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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 10, 2016 12:10 PM CST
This thread is just to capture those moments of clarity, surprises, amusements, incredulity, that life and living brings to us.

Please post whenever the moment suits....

If something strikes your fancy...makes you chuckle...amazes you...mystifies you...causes introspection, or you find yourseld scratchin' yer noggin... Please Share!

It is nice to know that we are not the only one (s) seeing this!
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 10, 2016 12:14 PM CST
I will start with this...I was washing dishes ...day dreaming...looking out the window .....a faint buzzzzzzin' in the background nagging nagging........and this is what crossed my mind...

Flies are like Dr.Phil's guests....they get caught behind that seemingly shut-tight window wall....they holler and buzz and beat their wings against what would seem to be certain death....wailing about their hopeless situation.....and then when some nice person OPENS that window and bids them fly..........they hang onto the sill....too afraid to grasp freedom from whatever plagues them......


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Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 10, 2016 6:32 PM CST
Ben and Jerry has addd three core flavors....
I was just reading a description.....

One flavor...Coconuts for Caramel...
I was so happy happy happy to hear this because Imlove coconut any way...any how...any time.

Here is the description from the ad

"The last flavor really makes us crave summer. Coconuts for Caramel Core features caramel and sweet cream ice cream with fudge flakes and a caramel core. It reminds us of a beachy boardwalk, and until we can get there, this treat will do"

Are they KIDDING??

No coconut!!
Are they KIDDING???
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Pat (Backward Glance)
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ecnalg
Mar 10, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Okay, you made me curious. It actually does have coconut as the 5th ingredient, but sure not what one would expect. Some ice cream would taste good right about now.
Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 10, 2016 7:12 PM CST
Well, why the heck didn't they not say that?? I cut and pasted that entire description. I am going to a different site. Wonder if it is is added coconut in a flake or in the ice cream flavot.
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Name: Pat (Backward Glance)
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ecnalg
Mar 10, 2016 7:38 PM CST
Hard to say just where it is, but here is the link I looked at. It also lets you see a cross-section of the carton with the 2 types of ice cream and the caramel core.

http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/coconuts-for-caramel-core

If you find some and try it, let us know what you think of it.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 10, 2016 8:01 PM CST

"How do you spoon your way to euphoria? Do you start with a cool cruise through fudge-kissed coconutty ocean, a quick dip in the caramel sea, or a thrill-dive deep in the well of thick, gooey caramel? Well?"

It must be in the fudge side...
The one side is a caramel ice cream (the "caramel sea" )
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 11, 2016 12:30 PM CST

Hubby heads upstairs to loft to put in a DVD - his usual Sunday night activity.
I am reading downstairs - my usual Sunday night activity.

Interesting sounds/ music drifts down from the loft...... After a few minutes.....

Me: "What are you watching?"
John: (silence)
Me: "John!" "What are you watching?"
John: (silence)
Me: "JOHN!!"
John: "uh umm, uh... I don't know..."
Me: "You DON'T KNOW????"
John: "There are so many previews, I forget what I put in the player....."

And he is right..... We pay for DVDs ....to watch ads ...
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 13, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Well...I tracked it down and bought a pint. Skipped lunch too. What a waste. I had such high hopes. The coconut in the ice cream is shaved coconut mixed into the vanilla cream. .first bite..good. Like a mounds bar...but the coconut ( supposed to be all natural ) altho plentiful..tasted and felt like wax! Shaved wax! The vanilla ice cream, the fudge flakes and the caramel..all fine..but that "coconut" ruins it! And I do love coconut.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 13, 2016 12:49 PM CST
BERNIE's YEARNING

NEW limited edition


Cohen ( from Ben and Jerry) has talked about the prospect of creating a Sanders-themed frozen treat for several months now. On the website [url=www.berniesyearning.com]www.berniesyearning.com[/url] Cohen unveiled pictures of the new ice cream and said he's made 40 pints, 25 of which were donated to the Sanders campaign. People can enter a contest to win the remaining pints, which will be autographed by Cohen himself.

Here's how the flavor is described on the carton:

"The entire top of this pint is covered with a thick disc of solid chocolate. Underneath is plain mint ice cream. The chocolate disc represents the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1% since the end of the recession. Beneath it, the rest of us."

There are also eating instructions:

"1. Take back of spoon and whack huge chocolate disc into lots of pieces. 2. Let the ice cream soften up a bit, mix the pieces around - and there you have it, Bernie's Yearning. 3. Dig in, and share it with your fellow Americans!"

Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Pat (Backward Glance)
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ecnalg
Mar 13, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Well, bummer on the wax taste to your ice cream. Perhaps you can buy a flavor you like and mix in some caramel and chopped up mounds bar pieces.

DH makes us ice cream sometimes. One of the best had Nutella in it.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 13, 2016 3:43 PM CST
Exactly! It was a real disappointment.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 21, 2016 4:27 PM CST
This gave me pause for thought

Hulk Hogan received total 140 million dollars forsex tape. Jury award

Now, I confess, I did not read the article...
Not sure if someone bought his tape ...and did not pay
Stole the tape
Secretly taped
Blackmailed

Whatever...... I just cannot imagine how damages at that $$ level can be awarded when folks who are wrongly accused of a crime are exonerated after spending 10-20-30 years...a lifetime...with geat loss ....only to have to fight for damages... are awarded 1-2-3 million.

Makes me scratch my head
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 21, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Oh my..the news just said the tape was secretly made while Mr. Hogan was with his best frend's wife.....

Gawker magazine was the defendant
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Danita
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Danita
Mar 21, 2016 6:07 PM CST
My guess would be that those seeking damages from the government are getting paid with taxpayer money while the other is a lawsuit against a for-profit corporation. I've never studied up on the issue, though. Shrug!
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 21, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Yes, that is correct..but they have been more damaged. It is backwards. It costs taxpayer $$ ( millions ) to try some of these cases too.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 22, 2016 10:38 AM CST
What the ???!!!

I just saw a short clip on the 12:00 news...

A mall brawl.....a dad beating up the mall Easter Bunny...in front of all the kiddies waiting for their turn to take photos.

For shame!
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 22, 2016 10:39 AM CST
And....after the police came...it was learned that the parent...and the bunny.....both had outstanding warrants.....both are in jail.....
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Jul 12, 2016 1:12 PM CST
I read a report today about another accident involving a car driven on autopilot

The driver in Montana was headed from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park when he crashed on a two-lane highway near Cardwell, at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, said Montana State Trooper Jade Shope. Neither the driver nor his passenger were injured in the accident, but it was serious enough that the car lost its front passenger side wheel.
"It's a winding road going through a canyon, with no shoulder," Shope told CNNMoney. The driver told Shope the car was in Autopilot mode, traveling between 55 and 60 mph when it veered to the right and hit a series of wooden stakes on the side of the road. Tesla confirmed that the data it has from the car shows it was in Autopilot mode, and that the driver likely did not have his hands on the wheel.

The car repeatedly signaled the driver to place hands on the wheel because of the roads winding uncertainties.

Can you imagine going 55/60 MPH with no control on this type of road?? What the??
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

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