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  1. Yeah, I figured that might be the case, since it's a subscription service. And they seem to have removed it anyway now. 😞
  2. I was a MASSIVE Monkees fan for a long time, but I don't remember any song of theirs that sounded like that..... any hints to the lyrics?
  3. Awww. Dogs can be so caring. Cats, on the other hand.....
  4. As to reasons, I'm guessing it's so the puzzles are hard to solve? The one I enjoyed the most so far started pretty easy; fewer colors further apart on the spectrum. But as it went along the colors become harder to distinguish. There was an all-blue one I simply had to give up on. But I can't say I wasn't challenged! That game was called "I Love Hue Two" (or "Too", I forget). I'm playing the original "I Love Hue" now but it's not as much fun because it's all rectangles. The sequel had several different shapes. Fewer levels though. I really liked it. Have you tried turning up the brightness on your display? That often helps.
  5. Oh yes, chiggers are horrible. I don't have a lawn at this new place, tho, so I don't seem to be troubled by them (yet). But I know what you mean. I was walking past some jewelweed a couple days ago and tried it out on an itchy spot; not particularly sticky after all, but not particularly effective either. Eeek!😞
  6. If any of you are Sirius XM subscribers, I just noticed that Martin hosted an episode of "My Fab Four" on the Beatles channel. I've only listened to the first song so far but I assume there's four of them..... ETA: Holee crud, I just discovered Benedict's on there too, and there's also videos with both of them. I didn't even know Sirius had videos. I have no idea if this will work, since Sirius is a for-fee service but here's a link to one: https://player.siriusxm.com/now-playing If it works and anyone wants it, I will post others.
  7. One flower? They're supposed to be medicinal, not magical. Lol. No, the juice of the flower, enough to coat the itchy spot. They grew prolifically where we lived, we probably just grabbed a handful and crushed them. I know my Mom tried it too but wasn't too impressed, I guess, since it didn't become a go-to solution. The consistency may have been off-putting too; as I recall it was a bit sticky? Interestingly enough (well, interesting to ME ) I'm not very attractive to mosquitos either. People around me will be slapping like crazy and I don't have a single one around me. I found one on my arm yesterday, but it wasn't biting, just sitting there. (I smushed it anyway, for the betterment of mankind.) On the other hand, I get swarmed by noseeums (gnats); they bite me like mad, and their bites are much worse than mosquito bites. Yet a lot of other people don't seem bothered by them. Weird, huh?
  8. Ran across this scary bit of info today............ Plastics can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose, depending on the material and structure. Additionally, how fast a plastic breaks down depends on sunlight exposure. And.... Plastic can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose or break down in any environment, including landfill. When plastic decomposes, it breaks down into small pieces that may not be visible to the naked eye, however, these small pieces of plastic will never fully decompose... Thank goodness for repurposing/reusing/recycling, but I do wonder how effective that is.....
  9. Orange, although I think there may have been some yellow ones too. We were told to simply rub the flower on the itch, maybe a more "processed" version may have worked better? As far as I know I've only had the isopropyl kind, but it's possible that I've used the other too, without realizing they were different. As I recall, I discovered that it stopped the itching by accident when I was using it for something else, but the details escape me. I know the one in my cabinet right now is isopropyl, and an acquaintance told me that's what he uses too. Seeing a dermatologist costs money, which I'm in short supply of, so unless it gets worse I may have to pass on that. I've sure thought about it, though.
  10. Nope, missed that one. Sounds like something I might have enjoyed, though I confess to not caring much for Jim Carrey's brand of acting.
  11. Funny -- we had tons of jewelweed in North Carolina, and it was highly touted as a salve for a variety of itches (and possibly other things, I forget.) But it never did me a bit of good. In fact, most itch-relieving products don't do much for me. What works best for me is rubbing alcohol. Stings like heck at first, but afterwards the itch goes away. Hydrocortisone is the next best thing, but I'm wary of using it too often (for some long-forgotten reason.) Also the relief is not as immediate, it seems to me. I have a recurring rash on my left hand that I get about 3 times a year. At it's height it's maddening and I have tried a lot of things to control it. The two doctors I mentioned it to didn't seem to put much thought into it and just asked if I wanted a prescription for hydrocortisone, which I don't. It's not a really big deal, but I'd love to know why it's happening. That bugs me almost as much as the itch itself! I started having it after I was bitten/stung by something on that hand one spring a few years ago, and at first it occurred just once a year, in spring, always in the same spot, while I was working in the garden -- so I assumed allergic reaction to something in the yard. But then there were a couple years where I didn't have a yard to work in, and it got more frequent! Weird. I finally started wearing gloves when working outside (after being repeatedly reminded I was being a dummy by family and friends ) and that seems to have helped. The itch isn't quite as severe. But it still happens. In fact, I've got the beginnings of it right now. *sigh* And boy, are we off topic ... sorry!
  12. Ah, that may be the problem ... for some reason the one I wanted to post was a file on my computer, not a YouTube video. If I find it again, I'll see what I can do.
  13. I had no idea the same people did all the different voices! Rocky & Bullwinkle was always my favorite kid's cartoon. Very subversive, tho I didn't know it at the time. I watched them again when I was in my 20's and found them even funnier. They mentioned Crusader Rabbit ... I remember that was another favorite, but more rare. I must off and see if any of it has been preserved on YouTube..... ETA: Found some! But it's not what I remembered, apparently there was more than one incarnation. One thing I did not know was it was the first cartoon created specifically for TV. But that's not the version I saw.
  14. I'm happy to see this addenda, as both my brother and my Dad had plenty of poison ivy rashes when we lived in California! I was beginning to question my memory! Fortunately for me, I don't seem to be particularly susceptible to the stuff. Which is a good thing as there's a whole thickets of it in this area. But my poor brother gets a rash just by looking at it, practically. I've always found that odd, that different people have such different sensitivities to it. Maybe I just wear better socks.
  15. 😛 There's a video, too, but I've forgotten how to post them.
  16. Okay, this is good to know! One of my storage jugs is in fact a milk jug. The other is clear plastic -- apple juice jug, maybe? Something. I'll used them for comparison purposes. Check back in a couple of years.
  17. I don't know if it has a name, and I think you have to have at least Windows 10. But when you click on a photo, and it opens, there's editing options at the top of the window. It's all pretty basic, but one set is labelled "adjustments", which can be useful. Adjusting contrast might make handwritten letters look darker, e.g. I don't know of any way to delete the bleed-through either, except by painstakingly "erasing" it. Not a fun task. I don't think it's you! I've been using a variety of photo editors for 30+ years, but I never could really figure out Gimp. It wasn't intuitive, or something. Thank goodness I was able to land a cheap copy of Photoshop Elements a few years ago.
  18. Good lord. I think you've mistaken this for the puns thread.....
  19. And that's why some people think vaccines should be mandated ... to help stop the spread and severity of Covid. You're not just putting yourself at risk when you refuse to get vaccinated, you're increasing the risk for everyone you come in contact with. However, I should talk, as I usually only wear a mask when I'm required to. So I get it ... I think everyone hates being forced to do something they don't want to do. I'm willing, for the sake of my own comfort, to take the risk of breathing in a nasty bug. But heaven knows how many germs I've breathed out. I'd feel pretty bad if I found out someone got sick because I was too selfish to endure the misery of wearing a mask. Like most things, it's not as simple as people sometimes make it out to be. *sigh* I do wish life was less complicated, sometimes. Artie, I'm sorry to hear you've been so sick. And I empathize with your concerns about paying for health care. I'd suggest you look into if there's any kind of support for people in your situation, but when you're sick, you don't exactly feel like dealing with case workers, phone calls and paperwork, do you? Sigh again ... the support system in our country is sooooo inadequate........ Hope things get better soon. I have a friend who went through something similar to you ... Covid followed by a much worse secondary infection. She seems to have bounced back in a few weeks, though, I hope you will too.
  20. If you're going to scan them anyway, you might want to see if your scanner can adjust the contrast/brightness/density. That might take care of the problem without having to invest in Photoshop (or whatever). Also, if you're using Windows, you might get results fooling around with the settings in the built in photo editor.
  21. Not the same one, then, as I was driving on a Monday about 4 pm. But the date's about right. Maybe it took Sunday off?
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