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Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 14 March 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By vanilla
I have always cooked corned beef in our crockpot...

I have always cooked corned beef in our crockpot layered on top of potatoes, carrots and onions. There is no reason to add them later.

Cabbage, on the other hand, should be added during the last...
Forum: Rantidote 08 September 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 192,398
Posted By vanilla
If you don't need the watch to read texts and...

If you don't need the watch to read texts and emails, have you looked at other smart wearables? There are a few smart rings out there that will notify you when you receive texts and emails on your...
Forum: Social Studies 17 October 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,610
Posted By vanilla
Bonsai Kitten When your shoe options in numerous stores consist...

When your shoe options in numerous stores consist of:
a) shoes that don't fit and hurt your feet
b) shoes that don't fit and hurt your feet less or
c) shoes that don't fit, are too expensive, and...
Forum: Rantidote 12 August 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 235,314
Posted By vanilla
Finally getting a small windfall to use wisely...

Finally getting a small windfall to use wisely and life deciding that it has other plans.

Unplanned dentist appointment + car breaking down completely + (one more big item that hasn't happened...
Forum: SLC 22 June 2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 268,899
Posted By vanilla
I realized today that in 8 months, my cousins and...

I realized today that in 8 months, my cousins and family members have seen my kids and attended more of their events than the majority of my husband's family in the 8 years they lived in California....
Forum: SLC 21 March 2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 240,113
Posted By vanilla
We followed a car once with a plate that read: ...

We followed a car once with a plate that read:

ATHOL

All I could think was "Yup, sure is. At least he warned us." :lol:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 February 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,120
Posted By vanilla
How do you medically check someone's age? Is...

How do you medically check someone's age? Is there some type of physical change we all go through on our 18th birthday?
Forum: Social Studies 03 December 2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 48,592
Posted By vanilla
My children are a year younger than the Newtown...

My children are a year younger than the Newtown kids. That hit me pretty hard. My mom works less than 5 miles from this mass shooting (I used to work less than 3) and I have friends who work in that...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 357,511
Posted By vanilla
My SIL borrowed my flip flops to run out to her...

My SIL borrowed my flip flops to run out to her car. Her shoe size is 2 sizes bigger than mine. Needless to say, she stretched them out and now they are too big. I am moving across country at the end...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 September 2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 81,887
Posted By vanilla
My response of choice is using the DMV as an...

My response of choice is using the DMV as an example. If a DMV clerk refused to issue drivers licenses to women based on the clerk's religion would that be ok? Should women have to go to another...
Forum: Rantidote 01 September 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 357,511
Posted By vanilla
LTTAM: It has been two weeks since I accepted a...

LTTAM: It has been two weeks since I accepted a verbal offer for a job and I still have not been sent any official paperwork. This has caused my husband and I a great deal of stress as we are both...
Forum: Rantidote 30 August 2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 291,867
Posted By vanilla
I don't know if they ship to Switzerland, but I...

I don't know if they ship to Switzerland, but I second the recommendation for Cacique's bras. They are the best I have had and I'm very disappointed that they closed the store in our mall. They sell...
Forum: SLC 28 August 2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 253,491
Posted By vanilla
This quote from NPR's coverage of Consumer...

This quote from NPR's coverage of Consumer Report's review of the new Tesla:


:lol:"Ludicrous Speed!" :lol:

Also, Photo Bob's post above. Congrats! :D
Forum: SLC 27 August 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 997
Views: 335,363
Posted By vanilla
Glasses Dear possible future employer, Please...

Dear possible future employer,

Please finalize the offer you verbally gave last week! I'm sitting on pins and needles over here and the suspense is killing me, my husband, and my recruiter!

I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 August 2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 275,671
Posted By vanilla
TV DH and I saw The Man from U.N.C.L.E. last night...

DH and I saw The Man from U.N.C.L.E. last night at a radio station's pre-screening.

I loved it, Dh was "meh-it was ok". It had great action scenes (one towards the end could have used some...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 357,511
Posted By vanilla
After 34 years, I would have no problem calling...

After 34 years, I would have no problem calling her by a name similar to hers but not quite.

Or just pick random ones while she is visiting instead of her actual name. It could be fun to see how...
Forum: SLC 25 June 2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 270,179
Posted By vanilla
My bank once froze my card because I used it...

My bank once froze my card because I used it while on vacation in San Diego. My husband used his card (attached to the same account) to make multiple purchases and pay for the hotel room without...
Forum: SLC 23 June 2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 352,244
Posted By vanilla
And people wonder why we are looking outside of...

And people wonder why we are looking outside of California for my next job...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 June 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 340,854
Posted By vanilla
Driver We finally pulled out the Wii for the kids who...

We finally pulled out the Wii for the kids who are enjoying themselves immensely playing the few games we've found.

For their birthday, I got them a used Mario Kart and three Wii steering wheels...
Forum: SLC 11 June 2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 270,179
Posted By vanilla
Skull The beans' last day of school is tomorrow. They...

The beans' last day of school is tomorrow. They start back up August 13.

I'm not complaining too hard. We live in the Palm Springs area so the less time they have to spend indoors at home during...
Forum: Rantidote 09 June 2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 358,767
Posted By vanilla
Exactly. Just because someone is dropped off at...

Exactly. Just because someone is dropped off at the curb does not necessarily mean that they will be picked up at the curb but may walk to the car when they return.
Forum: Rantidote 08 June 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 358,767
Posted By vanilla
Ambulance They may not need to, but the placard is for the...

They may not need to, but the placard is for the handicapped person. If the handicapped person arrived in the car and will be leaving in the car, then the parking space is being utilized properly.
Forum: SLC 04 May 2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 997
Views: 335,363
Posted By vanilla
Dear self, Wait. It will come. If you want it...

Dear self,
Wait. It will come. If you want it to be a good fit and what you want, you have to patient.

Dear Next Job,
Please be good and everything I am looking for. Also, get here soon. Real...
Forum: SLC 24 April 2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 344,951
Posted By vanilla
I don't believe my immediate supervisor makes any...

I don't believe my immediate supervisor makes any salary decisions or is privy to my actual salary outside of bonuses. HR would be who i need to speak to. Based on my relocation meeting, I am unsure...
Forum: SLC 23 April 2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 344,951
Posted By vanilla
Bonsai Kitten Backstory: The company I am working for is...

Backstory: The company I am working for is consolidating two of their offices to a more affluent area over 100 miles away from my current jobsite. Although not everyone was offered a relocation...
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