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Old 07-29-2007, 04:20 PM   #16
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wise men don't need it, fools don't heed it.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:24 PM   #17
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where does that leave the rest of us?

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Old 07-29-2007, 04:28 PM   #18
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it's only an advisory
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:46 PM   #19
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imagine if you gave someone advice over the internut
and they took your advice and then it went horribly wrong.
like if you said 'you should eat more fish', cos it's healthy and
stuff, and then they did, but a bone got stuck in their throat
and they choked to death.

it would be all your fault.

so my advice is don't give any advice.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:08 PM   #20
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:16 PM   #21
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Balderdash! Death never stopped anyone from giving advice, even to the dearly departed.

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:53 PM   #22
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:09 PM   #23
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i have just been bitten or stung by a large unseen insect on the back of my neck. i know it wasn't a spider because it buzzed and flew. i don't want to sound like a total spaz, but let's just say there was a lot of screaming and thrashing and therefore i didn't actually lay eyes on the bug at any point.

there's a raised red welt on the back of my neck now (i can't see it myself for obvious reasons but my husband confirmed its presence) and it burns like holy fire. i've taken antihistimine and acetaminophen and i've been holding a pack of ice to it for an hour.

still, it burns. and aches. and generally feels pretty painful.

i need bug bite advice. what do i do to make it stop hurting?????
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:17 PM   #24
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Try meat tenderizer or baking soda made into a paste with a little water. Dab it on, and put a band-aid over it.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:31 PM   #25
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Gardening Advice *
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1. Always wear sunscreen and a hat for protection, even if you're just "going out to do a little weeding." Especially then.

2. Weeds teased out with a gentle but skilful tug stay gone longer than those dug out by force.

3. Leave the moss alone. There are always worse things than moss.

4. Take breaks. Go into the shade every once in a while.

5. Remember that the dirt will find its way to the lowest spot; be prepared for erosion.

6. Admire the things that you want to thrive.

7. At the end (it always ends), have a cool drink, preferably with someone who will admire your handiwork.

* none of this is about gardening
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:54 PM   #26
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Try meat tenderizer or baking soda made into a paste with a little water. Dab it on, and put a band-aid over it.
no meat tenderizer. we don't really do meat.

i did find some baking soda a few minutes ago (had to raid my bath bomb supplies) and i had the spouse apply a paste to the welt. he said the welt is almost gone BUT TELL THAT TO THE BURNING IN MY NECK!!!!!!

stupid bug.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:00 PM   #27
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try an ice pack

that always helped me. I've been stung zillions of times by all kinds of beeses and waspeses.

hornetses are the worst. those stings take three days to go away - at least for me they do.

if the burning is really bad and you can't sleep, fill a gallon jug with cold water and take it to bed (make sure it doesn't leak) - press the affected part up against the side of the jug and it'll quit burning long enough for you to get to sleep.

gallon jugs can be leaky these days. a nalgene bottle filled with ice and water works pretty well too.

this works with poison ivy rash as well.

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Old 07-29-2007, 08:04 PM   #28
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^Yeah, and they make my bones feel like they're buzzing..ugh. But baking soda should help. I've heard of putting a cut onion on it, too, but I've never tried it myself.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:13 PM   #29
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the bahamian remedy for a cold is to wear a slice of onion in your sock!

I have never tried this.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:20 PM   #30
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I'm bored. What should we do?

I thought about starting a what to do when bored thread, but this site has so much advice that there's probably nothing to add.

My favorites are:
sterilize your stereo with Jack Daniels
Plug in the cat
factor your social security number
Visit the Architecture building...loudly criticize its design
Try to join Hell's Angels by mail

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