29
   

A Parlour for a Plague

 
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2020 08:22 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
I don't want IKEA quality.


I LOVE Ikea quality. I've had some of my Ikea pieces since 1983. It's held up really really well over a few moves over the nearly 40 years. Nice solid hardwood.
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2020 08:31 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
no storage needed


it's not so much storage for me as a way to keep my craft stuff nearby - without everyone having to see it (partly because I have NO interest in people suggesting projects I could make for them - **** that bullshit). A lovely closed African basket? they think it's decorative. I know it's got some socks I'm working on. An antique wooden document box? it's got beading supplies and tools.

The only truly decorative stuff I have is some antique wooden shoe lasts and cast iron shoe repair form. I like that they had true function (once thought I'd take a course in shoemaking at the shoe museum in town)

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/tfgAAOSw6PpdpJA9/s-l300.jpg
Borat Sister
 
  1  
Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2020 10:34 pm
@chai2,
Sounds great! Your own space
0 Replies
 
Borat Sister
 
  1  
Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2020 10:35 pm
@ehBeth,
I used to have some wooden lasts. They got culled last cull
Roberta
 
  4  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 12:14 am
Joe brought me some toilet paper. And a biography of Mickey Mantle.

He (Joe) is a prince among men.
glitterbag
 
  1  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 01:42 am
@chai2,
Wasn't there a store called "Scan"? I think that's where I bought beautiful shelving and a lovely coffee table and two end tables.....I still have the bookcases, but I let my brother and #1 son use those pieces, and their wives poop-canned them. Sorry Folks, I need to sleep.
0 Replies
 
Borat Sister
 
  1  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 01:57 am
@Roberta,
I’m falling for Joe.

Did Winston come? You need you some Winston!

Roberta
 
  3  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 06:29 am
@Borat Sister,
No Winston this time. In fact, Joe didn't visit me. He dropped off stuff and left. Goims! Then he went to pick up his fiancee.

I started reading the Mickey Mantle bio. It put me in mind of crushes I had back in the dark ages. Only three have lingered. Elvis, Paul Newman, and the Mick.

(Note: When I was a kid, crushes referred to people you didn't know like movie stars, singers, athletes. Etc. The unattainable. Now it seems that crushes refer to anybody around whom you know and like. Except that they don't know that you like them.)
chai2
 
  1  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 08:00 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:


it's not so much storage for me as a way to keep my craft stuff nearby - without everyone having to see it (partly because I have NO interest in people suggesting projects I could make for them - **** that bullshit).




I love this.

When they say stuff like that, do you suggest a price that they could pay to buy something you make for them?
chai2
 
  6  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 08:40 am
Oh man.
The scam artists taking advantage of all this.

Just listened to a minute long VM.

"We have been forced to suspend your social security number with immediate effect.
Do to this all your social benefits will be canceled until further clearance.
The something with long "legal" numbers, something about the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau, and the Federal Crime Investigation
Network and their investigation.
If you feel this is an error, to connect to a Social Security Legal Officer press 1 now."

These people would do this to their own mothers.



0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  3  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 09:19 am
I saw that at least one sewer had to be unclogged after strips of tee shirts were being flushed likely in lieu of tp.
0 Replies
 
chai2
 
  3  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 09:59 am
More scam/prank stuff

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/03/prank-posts-mislead-on-direct-government-payments-for-coronavirus/
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  3  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 12:31 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
do you suggest a price that they could pay to buy something you make for them?


I have offered to prepare a quote. That generally shuts them up.
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  2  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 12:33 pm
@Borat Sister,
My lasts will literally out-last nearly everything I own. I love them so much. Especially the tiny one for baby shoes. I have used it to check sizing on baby socks and slippers I'm working on.
0 Replies
 
Borat Sister
 
  1  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 04:09 pm
@Roberta,
With you on Paul!

Sturgis
 
  1  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 10:44 pm
@Borat Sister,
Folks here in NYC and the entire state are about to undergo major image changes.

Barber shops, hair salons and nail salons will be shut down starting Sunday night. No mention of tanning salons though.
Roberta
 
  2  
Reply Fri 20 Mar, 2020 11:32 pm
@Borat Sister,
I had a chance to meet Paul and Mickey. I froze, completely tongue-tied in both cases. I'm not one who's usually tongue-tied, but these two left me sputtering.

Elvis never stopped by. As far as I know, he was never in my neighborhood. Just as well. I probably woulda fainted.

BTW, I told Joe that Miekey was a crush in my teeny bopper days. He said I that I may have been a teen, but I was never a teeny bopper. I think he's right.
Borat Sister
 
  1  
Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2020 05:59 pm
@Roberta,
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I see re the teenybopper thing!
0 Replies
 
Borat Sister
 
  2  
Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2020 06:00 pm
@Sturgis,
No nail salons is GOOD, IMHO



farmerman
 
  3  
Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2020 06:51 am
@Borat Sister,
OH MI GOD> My wife said :Get a Haircut ya look like a leftover from a 70's Cheech and Chong movie"

WHERE DO I GETTA HAIRCUT???
 

Related Topics

Lola at the Coffee House - Question by Lola
JIM NABORS WAS GOY? - Question by farmerman
OBVIOUS TROLL - Question by Setanta
Surgery--Again - Discussion by Roberta
LOST & MISPLACED A2K people. - Discussion by msolga
Soon to be world traveler, Dog willing! - Discussion by Stacey the red baron
The Bah! Humbug! Christmas thread. - Discussion by msolga
A good cry on the train - Discussion by Joe Nation
Why all the Decryptonite stuff? - Question by Tes yeux noirs
Oh rest ye, Merry Gentleman - Discussion by jespah
 
Copyright © 2020 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 05/28/2020 at 12:28:52