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inkycatz wrote:I was early to work, we'll cancel each other out.



Got snow?

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:Got snow?



No

Did you?

Yes, I know you weren't talking to me.

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inkycatz wrote:+1 this


Dang! That is something else.

move along

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Afternoon all. Had a doctor appointment this morning. He said he had a birthday present for me. Gave me a pneumonia shot. Thanks a bunch.



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pooflady wrote:Afternoon all. Had a doctor appointment this morning. He said he had a birthday present for me. Gave me a pneumonia shot. Thanks a bunch.



Better the shot than a bout of p'monia!!

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AZGman wrote:Better the shot than a bout of p'monia!!



Her problem is they give that to old people.

Except daughter, who has had that and shingles.
I still have to see if she can get the shingles shot.

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dontwantaname wrote:Her problem is they give that to old people.



Then you're due for one, also!!

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AZGman wrote:Then you're due for one, also!!



Not yet.

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Poof! My yahoo has been acting very strange. Can't get to my mail. Really strange. I changed my password and all is better.

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pooflady wrote:Afternoon all. Had a doctor appointment this morning. He said he had a birthday present for me. Gave me a pneumonia shot. Thanks a bunch.



Tell him next time greeting cards are better.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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inkycatz wrote:Tell him next time greeting cards are better.



box of chocolates.

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kdccrosby wrote:I just bought the pyrex bowls from home.woot. I love pyrex. I didn't really need any more though.

Meh. I refuse to buy any of the new stuff. Ever since Corning sold their houseware division off to World Kitchen LLC, the quality has taken a sharp nosedive.

Pyrex cookware is now made of tempered soda-lime glass instead of borosilicate (pyrex) glass. A much cheaper and inferior product, no better than Anchor Hocking or whatever Chinese junk Wal-Mart sells these days. It also (despite world kitchen's PR dept trying desperately to spin the news) has an alarming tendency to Potty Emergency in the oven under normal usage. And then there are CorningWare dishes (like your classic French White casseroles), which are no longer made of a super strong glass-ceramic, but rather a generic glazed stoneware ceramic.

The only product World Kitchen didn't cheapen was the Corelle/Vitrelle line of dishes, because it requires a very specific chemistry and manufacturing process to make them so thin and light. So instead of cutting corners on the source materials, they cut corners on plant maintenance, resulting in multiple tank leaks & factory fires over the past few years.

Bottom line -- World Kitchen is a major douchebag of a company, and until they run themselves out of business and sell the Pyrex name back to Corning, I wouldn't trust their products any further than I can chuck 'em.


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joyner wrote:Poof! My yahoo has been acting very strange. Can't get to my mail. Really strange. I changed my password and all is better.



No problem receiving the emial, just not the attachments.



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Turken wrote:Meh. I refuse to buy any of the new stuff. Ever since Corning sold their houseware division off to World Kitchen LLC, the quality has taken a sharp nosedive.

...

Bottom line -- World Kitchen is a major douchebag of a company, and until they run themselves out of business and sell the Pyrex name back to Corning, I wouldn't trust their products any further than I can chuck 'em.



why did they sell off the pyrex name? what is corning's cash cow now? why would they agree to take it back and make it what it was, if they didn't want to keep it in the first place?

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no1 wrote:why did they sell off the pyrex name? what is corning's cash cow now? why would they agree to take it back and make it what it was, if they didn't want to keep it in the first place?

As best as I can understand -- they sold off the kitchen division in the late '90s for a couple reasons.

One reason being that after a few decades of production it just wasn't profitable any more. They made too good of a product. Stuff was so indestructible that people were using it for years on end and passing it along to their kids instead of buying new dishes over and over. Plus making products in the USA was getting harder to do in the face of cheap overseas competition. The other reason was that around this time the company was expecting the fiber optic market to take off big time, so they put most of their financial eggs in that basket. Unfortunately the fiber market wasn't as big as they had thought it would be, and that mistake almost tanked the whole company.

Today, their bread and butter is producing high-spec flat glass for LCD screens and "Gorilla Glass" for mobile device screens. And fortunately for the company, it doesn't look like those markets will be bottoming out anytime soon at all. Would they take back the kitchen products, if given the chance? hard to say. It certainly wouldn't be as profitable as the execs would like, but at the same time, there is some value left in the brand name, and bringing back the real products might help to undo some of the collateral damage they've taken from the fallout of WK's mistakes.


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Turken wrote:They made too good of a product. Stuff was so indestructible that people were using it for years on end and passing it along to their kids instead of buying new dishes over and over.



so world kitchen is doing it right after all!

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no1 wrote:so world kitchen is doing it right after all!

I dunno. seriously maiming your employees and customers to make a few extra bucks may be swinging the pendulum a bit too far.


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Turken wrote:I dunno. seriously maiming your employees and customers to make a few extra bucks may be swinging the pendulum a bit too far.



"The incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. when molten glass began leaking from one of the plant’s tanks, spilling onto the manufacturing floor and into the basement, Corning Fire Chief John Tighe said.

"World Kitchen LLC spokeswoman Melissa Amptmann said the company successfully followed its emergency plan -- which, ironically, had been scheduled to be tested during a drill at 8 a.m. today."

i think they were just trying to make their drill seem a leetle more realistic. idk about any1 else, but usually here we don't seem to take the fire drills that seriously!

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Turken wrote:Meh. I refuse to buy any of the new stuff. Ever since Corning sold their houseware division off to World Kitchen LLC, the quality has taken a sharp nosedive.

Pyrex cookware is now made of tempered soda-lime glass instead of borosilicate (pyrex) glass. A much cheaper and inferior product, no better than Anchor Hocking or whatever Chinese junk Wal-Mart sells these days. It also (despite world kitchen's PR dept trying desperately to spin the news) has an alarming tendency to Potty Emergency in the oven under normal usage. And then there are CorningWare dishes (like your classic French White casseroles), which are no longer made of a super strong glass-ceramic, but rather a generic glazed stoneware ceramic.

The only product World Kitchen didn't cheapen was the Corelle/Vitrelle line of dishes, because it requires a very specific chemistry and manufacturing process to make them so thin and light. So instead of cutting corners on the source materials, they cut corners on plant maintenance, resulting in multiple tank leaks & factory fires over the past few years.

Bottom line -- World Kitchen is a major douchebag of a company, and until they run themselves out of business and sell the Pyrex name back to Corning, I wouldn't trust their products any further than I can chuck 'em.



you can't even heat Pyrex on a stove burner any more. ridiculous!

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AZGman wrote:Got snow?



So, apparently, inkystaff doesn't respond to grumpy old wooters.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:So, apparently, inkystaff doesn't respond to grumpy old wooters.



We got snow, all the school districts canceled school except the district that buses for our charter school, so the charter stayed open and all the kids that lived outside the district (can live anywhere in the state and come to the charter) didn't make it in. Starting to slow a little on the blizzard mode, but for a bit it was a fluffy inch every 15 mins.

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AZGman wrote:So, apparently, inkystaff doesn't respond to grumpy old wooters.



I was lunchin'! It was a late lunch, but I've been going since the wee hours this morning with the wootoff and was running low on energy.

Yeah, we've got snow here, although now I think we've officially moved on to the freezing rain stage. It was snowing from 5am to about noon, when it switched over to the "I think that's rain, yes, it clearly is" stage.

According to measurements, I'd say we got around four inches in my area of town. Busses have abandoned hope and pretense of snow routes in many hilly neighborhoods. I think we got more snow but see below.

At present, I'm a bit iced in - I went out around 11am to clear my head a bit but only got halfway down the stairs before it got all slippery sliding icy. I'm a bit unhappy, as my boots with the best traction should have sufficed. At the same time, I am apathetic because well, what can you do other than come back inside and get back to work. All I wanted to do was go outside and measure how deep the snow was and get fresh air.

If it continues to ice over I do have a pair of hiking poles which I will probably put to good use. Or just hole up until it gets de-iced or melted.

That's my day, folks.



I'm just hanging out, really.

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inkycatz wrote:I was lunchin'! It was a late lunch, but I've been going since the wee hours this morning with the wootoff and was running low on energy.

Yeah, we've got snow here, although now I think we've officially moved on to the freezing rain stage. It was snowing from 5am to about noon, when it switched over to the "I think that's rain, yes, it clearly is" stage.

According to measurements, I'd say we got around four inches in my area of town. Busses have abandoned hope and pretense of snow routes in many hilly neighborhoods. I think we got more snow but see below.

At present, I'm a bit iced in - I went out around 11am to clear my head a bit but only got halfway down the stairs before it got all slippery sliding icy. I'm a bit unhappy, as my boots with the best traction should have sufficed. At the same time, I am apathetic because well, what can you do other than come back inside and get back to work. All I wanted to do was go outside and measure how deep the snow was and get fresh air.

If it continues to ice over I do have a pair of hiking poles which I will probably put to good use. Or just hole up until it gets de-iced or melted.

That's my day, folks.


Do they not believe in salt in Seattle?

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dontwantaname wrote:Do they not believe in salt in Seattle?



I think they were waiting until we got to the rain portion of our day. I am hoping it will be fine later!

I do expect it to refreeze overnight though and be treacherous tomorrow.

I'm just hanging out, really.

AZGman


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Time to call it quits for the day. I won't say g'night, because that confuses d'name.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:Time to call it quits for the day. I won't say g'night, because that confuses d'name.



See ya tomorrow!

I'm just hanging out, really.

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AZGman wrote:Time to call it quits for the day. I won't say g'night, because that confuses d'name.



Have a good one and stay warm!

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Just checking something.

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Since no one it talking. I'll post a gif

*and if it's too naughty just delete it... I know it's NSFWish.

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KtCallista wrote:Since no one it talking. I'll post a gif

*and if it's too naughty just delete it... I know it's NSFWish.



LOL



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pooflady


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Yoo-hoo.



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KtCallista wrote:Since no one it talking. I'll post a gif

*and if it's too naughty just delete it... I know it's NSFWish.




I see that all day at the dog park.


Hi Poof!

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dontwantaname wrote:"KtCallista"]Since no one it talking. I'll post a gif

I see that all day at the dog park.



Really? You see a koala going for a goat?

University (work) declared a snow day - they almost never close and have been known to hold sessions with 4' of snow on the ground. About two hours later the school district also announced snow day, so we are all home all day tomorrow. I'm so sleeping in. I have jury duty Friday... I wonder if government offices will be open.....

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pooflady wrote:Yoo-hoo.



Sorry, Orc's cousin's husband messaged him to let him know that his grandma is going to hospice tomorrow, so I had to make a phone call for him.

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dontwantaname wrote:I see that all day at the dog park.


Hi Poof!



You see koalas humping goats in the dog park? PICS!!!



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pooflady wrote:You see koalas humping goats in the dog park? PICS!!!



SECONDED!

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KtCallista wrote:SECONDED!



Just humping.

Tiny dog humping huge dogs.

Huge dogs humping tiny dogs.

Dogs humping the back, front, side , hell, even the ear of another dog.

Dogs with no working reproductive parts....doesn't seem to matter to them.


I'm sure if kola or goat came to the park, it would get humped.

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dontwantaname wrote:Just humping.

Tiny dog humping huge dogs.

Huge dogs humping tiny dogs.

Dogs humping the back, front, side , hell, even the ear of another dog.

Dogs with no working reproductive parts....doesn't seem to matter to them.


I'm sure if kola or goat came to the park, it would get humped.



//disappointed//



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pooflady wrote://disappointed//



Sorry

I got bit by a goat when I bought my xmas tree this year. Is that any good?
Or do you need interspecies sex?

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dontwantaname wrote:Sorry

I got bit by a goat when I bought my xmas tree this year. Is that any good?
Or do you need interspecies sex?



//thinking about it//



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