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I am a big giant baby

Between work and my art club, I was in town for nine hours today. I attended two meetings and I had to take minutes at both. I’m shattered. This is stupid.

Really, how did I work twelve- and fourteen- hour days year after year? I’m a shell of my former Stakhanovite self.

The picture? When I’m going to fob you off with a nothingburger post, I often comb through my old images for an old image to go with. The context for this one is our dishwasher broke down. Pic tickled me for some reason.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 11, 2022, 8:36 pm

‘Tis a silly pic, but it does tickle. There’s much about it that’s remarkable. As you point out, Sweasy, he’s got but one dish. He’s wearing rubber gloves, and who wears rubber gloves these days unless he’s a proctologist, gynecologist, or philologist with OCD? And that grin! Nobody but a complete moron would be grinning while trying to wash dishes a dish in a sink smaller than an airline toilet?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 11, 2022, 10:19 pm

Oh, I do love to see a man washing dishes. JavaMan won’t wash a dish mk(unless his favorite skillet is dirty), but he will unload the dishwasher and put up everything with nary a complaint. We are happy.

I’ve been painting for the past three days, and I guess the only part of me that doesn’t hurt is the end of my nose. We are building book shelves on either side of the fireplace. JavaMan has prepared the shelves and hanging apparatus while I’ve cleaned and primed, then painted the walls twice. Dark turquoise blue with floating white shelves.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 11, 2022, 11:07 pm

In advance of the next nerdle puzzle, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the traps exemplified by getting close to a solution which works yet NOT getting credit for it because it wasn’t the solution called for.

nerdlegame 82 4/6


In this example, the digits in positions 5 and 8 needed to be reversed to reach the answer called for. There were NO clues warning me off my entirely “correct” but “incorrect” answer.

Comment from Mitch
Time: April 12, 2022, 12:04 am

That’s a tiny sink. Good thing he only has the one dish.

Had a rough time with today’s puzzle up until I nailed it.
Wordle 296 4/6


Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 12, 2022, 12:23 am

nerdlegame 83 5/6


Wordle 296 4/6


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 12, 2022, 2:38 am

I’m caught up until the wordle release at midnight…

nerdlegame 83 3/6


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 12, 2022, 1:20 pm

Dang It! Back to the ranks of the “in-fours”…

Wordle 297 4/6


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 12, 2022, 5:13 pm

At one point in time I debated getting one bowl, one cup, one plate and one set of silverware for all of the chillin so we didn’t have to have a sink full of dirty dishes.

Everbody does their own and if they’re dirty, well, who’s fault is THAT?

But SOMEONE stopped me.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 12, 2022, 6:30 pm

I kinda did that when I lived alone. I had a full set of dishes, but I washed each item after I used it and put it away. It was a hard habit to break.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 12, 2022, 7:16 pm

@Durned…whaddya raising woverines? Childers need to know how to maneuver through formal dinner service. That only becomes second nature when it’s an everyday thing. We’ve always used cloth napkins, the proper cutlery for the meal and good glassware. Sure there was a lot of whining and moaning but years later after an important business dinner. I got phone call thanking me…seems the other candidate ate like a barbarian. “He buttered his whole roll!! and used the wrong forks”. tee-hee.

I really don’t mind the washing up, it’s sort of mediation…and not everything goes in the dishwasher. I don’t see the point of having nice china, etc, and only using it a couple of times a year.

@Al..I have to wear Marigolds as I have a detergent allergy. Yeah, I guess I am a little OCD…laundry too. Years ago my GYN advised me not to wash my undies with the Spousal Unit’s, especially socks, and not to share bath towels. I think the ladies get it, yes?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 13, 2022, 11:30 am

@BJM – lol on the china, we have a couple sets which I suppose will be handed down to Goodwill or somesuch just as my mother’s will eventually be when whichever sister got it finally answers the call up yonder. All the way from China itself on some Yankee clippership so it could be sold for cheap in an estate sale 170 years later (minus the piece someone broke when my brother ducked a flying object).

We have Mrs D’s mother’s set and trust me the little heathens have zero interest in that, or in getting married for that matter to pass it on to.

You sound like my saintly Aunt Mary who did her best to give us “culture”. That’s not a bad thing you know and paid off sort of the way your son’s did. Mostly a success if you overlook the loud declaration in Symphony Hall in Boston that “those statues are NAKED!” during my sister’s first Boston Pop’s concert.

But yes, pretty much wolverines because I’m proudly my father’s son. Son of lace curtain Irish πŸ˜‹

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