May 26th, 2014

f - toasty

(no subject)

Any plans for a BBQ today?
What are your favorite BBQ'd foods?

Do you carry a reusable water bottle with you?
If so, what does it look like? (pics/describe)

Do you think bottled water is a crock?
If not, what brand do you think is best? Worst?
sky

I'm meeeelting...

How do I stay cool(er) in a hot car?

The air conditioning in my car is out of commission and can't be fixed for three weeks (I have a mechanic who will fix it fo' free, but I can't get my car to him for long enough until then). I live in Southern Indiana, which is not oppressively hot (yet), but my work commute is 45 minutes and that is definitely long enough to get gross and sweaty before work. Is there a way to prevent that? My only current plan is to wear one shirt and change into another in the car, which is, at least, more professional than being all sticky and uncomfortable at work.
[info]open_the_blinds)

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I am going on vacation on Saturday (three weeks in Scandinavia after eight months of waiting!). So obviously I'm going to screw up and forget to pack something. What's it gonna be?

What am I going to forget to pack?

Passport
5(17.2%)
Camera
0(0.0%)
Phone
1(3.4%)
Charger (camera and phone both charge on USB)
7(24.1%)
Laptop
0(0.0%)
Pajamas
0(0.0%)
Underwear
1(3.4%)
Socks
2(6.9%)
multiple pairs of pants
0(0.0%)
Sweatshirt/sweater to wear when it's cold
1(3.4%)
headphones
2(6.9%)
bras
0(0.0%)
toothbrush
6(20.7%)
hair brush
1(3.4%)
Something else not listed (in comments)
3(10.3%)
she blinded me with science!

Booze

What's your drink?

Do you feel that different types of alcohol put you in different moods? Last I heard, scientists said this was a myth... but my experience says otherwise. For example, a dirty gin martini makes me love the whole world. Psychological or not, I think it's a real phenomenon.
hyperbole opposite

Finding a Lost Cat

My friend lost her cat (my former foster kitten, which makes this even more emotional).  It was a freak accident, something you wouldn't ever think of, really.  She pushed a screen out a window.

So far I/we have:

*  Put up flyers.  I will make more tomorrow and we will continue the effort.
*  Posted on CL and a few FB groups
*  Left food
*  Called shelters - this will continue as well

Tomorrow I am going to try to bring over a couple humane traps, if I can find some.

Is there anything else we can be doing?  Her son has autism, and Pip is his emotional support animal.  We are offering a reward for her recovery as well.
alice

(no subject)

I'm working at a festival this week. I'm providing my own food. I'll have cooking facilities/implements, though i'm not sure if i'll have a fridge. I know I will have a microwave and a stove.
I have the standard baked beans etc, but i'd like some fresher, healthy options, and actual possible meals.
Any suggestions?
angel

thank you for your service

On Memorial Day and Veterans' Day (US), some bloggers, tweeters and Facebook users post messages thanking members of the armed services who died in action, and sometimes living veterans and current service members as well. Many of these posts appear to be made by people who never otherwise mention service members. What do you think of this trend?