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#788875 Weird Looking "object" In Gluten-Free Mall Banner

Posted by on 19 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

Besides, being tan doesn't preclude red hair. It's called Clairol.
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#788804 Weird Looking "object" In Gluten-Free Mall Banner

Posted by on 18 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

I kinda always thought it was her hair. Just poorly tied ponytails. Which MR Riceguy would know if he'd ever tried to tie pigtails! They don't always come out perfect....
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#787608 "Donít Drink Coffee!" - Healthy Home Economist

Posted by on 14 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

I know coffee has some occasionally... unsalutary effects on me, but it ain't gluten. Wouldn't all us old-timers have noticed a problem with this by now? Especially since I've reacted to such ridiculous things as sour cream that had corn starch in it that was 'same facility'.
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#621693 How Do I Explain?

Posted by on 05 July 2010 - 07:21 AM

You know, I've never had anyone actually disagree with me about Celiac. If someone asks, I say I have Celiac first, and either they understand or I get the blank stare. If I get the blank stare, I say, "You know in the health food section at the grocery store, all the stuff labeled 'gluten free' "? And the light dawns and they go, oh yeah! And I just say, that's me! Never had a problem. My boyfriend's family still doesn't get that I'm not eating any of their food, yes I know it's just hamburger, I brought food I'm fine. But they don't give me a hard time about it, they're Italian, they can't help but try to feed me.
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#615453 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 08 June 2010 - 05:23 PM

SOO TIRED....... Bustin my butt at my new job. Have read everything but couldn't possibly tell you what everyone's been talking about. Other than a multiplicity of plussitudinousness!
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#614767 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 04 June 2010 - 05:36 PM

Plus me Bunnie!! - I wanna be plussed again - feels so goooood! :rolleyes:

I got you baby!
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#614722 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 04 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

Still plussing everyone. Hi, Janit!!!!
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#614580 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 04 June 2010 - 02:56 AM

I love those--and the chocolate ones too!

I like the chocolate covered vanilla ones- taste like kitkats!
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#614518 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 03 June 2010 - 04:00 PM

I just plussed myself into excellence. :ph34r: :ph34r:

I just plussed the whole page!
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#614495 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 03 June 2010 - 02:29 PM

You got it, Bun :D

And yeah--like the guy laid there through an EKG or a Echo and never thought to say anything? How uncomfortable it must have been to drive/ride to the hospital in the phirst place. So many questions.....

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#614493 Dealing With Stress

Posted by on 03 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

...Then you are clearly slacking in your 'intimidating' reputation ;) :)

Yeah, get on the stick there Jyess!!
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#614489 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 03 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You know what freaks me out about this story? Is that the guy was at the doctors office for some OTHER procedure and almost FORGOT to mention the BOTTLE IN HIS ANUS. I'm sorry, but that seems like a higher priority to me than say, an EEG, or getting a mole removed?

Can some one plus me? I feel so unplussed.... :(
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#613555 Dealing With Stress

Posted by on 29 May 2010 - 02:33 PM

OK, so I have a more than full time job, a three hour commute, I'm taking an upper level math class (and will be taking more) and I actively dislike my boss. I work out 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, and about an hour on the other two. All of my housework gets done on the weekend, including making all my food for the week, since I don't have time to cook.

At the beginning of the quarter I do reasonably well, but at this point I spend my weekends huddled in a ball under a blankie eating glutino pretzels and turtle mountain ice cream with extra cookies crumbled in it.

It occurs to me that there must be better ways of dealing with stress, :P so I'm looking for suggestions. I'm open to anything....

Um, all I get is that that commute is killin ya. Any way to telecommute?
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#602494 This Might Be A Sensitive Subject But I Must Ask...

Posted by on 02 April 2010 - 07:51 PM

I would tend to believe a published medical article or information from Celiac researchers and doctors over someone on a forum who says they reacted.
You are comparing apples to oranges here. Back in the day when they thought hand washing had no value was when medicine was, as we know it today, did not exist. It is much easier to determine whether a product is safe today, with all the information we do have from extremely reputable sources than it was many many years ago, when people knew diddly-squat.

I think most people are probably reacting to the latex. Latex has a high rate of allergy associated with it. Just because someone reacts to something in no way means it was gluten involved.

I think maybe the handwashing allegory was a good way to point out that humans have a tendency to become immovable in their assumptions of correctness. We 'know' something is a certain way, and we refuse to accept even the possibly that it may not be that way. I try not to go down that road.

I would also like to point out that sex is a messy business, and a condom is frequently used in oral sex as well, so the question is most certainly valid. Sometimes people go for more than one round! Then there's all the flavored lubes and condoms out there. I have searched the site for Trojan and found nothing where I could contact the company, but I'll do some more research on different brands over the next few days and try to get back to everyone.
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#593138 Dealing With Rude Family Members

Posted by on 16 February 2010 - 06:07 PM

I've been gluten-free now for 4 months. I was just diagnosed with Celiac a week ago. No testing, just the basis of my health issues improving with gluten-free diet. I've been struggling with health issues since 1996.

My problem is family members. Some of them rather loud and rude. The word hypochondriac is frequently thrown in my general direction when speaking about the food I have to eat now. Or the food I can not eat. Even after informing them about Celiac Disease, and before that generalized gluten intolerance, I can not make them understand that Celiac is no laughing matter. I have had comments ranging from "wow, you're really taking this too seriously..." to "if it's not an actual allergy, it's not real".

How can you get family to take the disease as seriously as it should be taken, and how can you teach them that it's not something to snicker at? Any ideas or advice is appreciated! Thanks, in advance!


It's been my experience that the people who behave disrespectfully about something as simple as food are generally completely disrespectful, period. I think of it as an American epidemic.

My only advice would be to simply ignore the naysayers and change the topic whenever possible. In a few months when you look totally great and feel totally great, and people say 'Wow! You look great!' and they're still giving you a hard time, tell them it's all about the gluten! It's sometimes hard to accept, but it doesn't really matter what those people think. You're better, and good for you.
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