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The Lounge help me please :-( Jun 27 2014
08:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by liseey02:

I put one of these out and caught like 8 mice

http://www.amazon.com/Kness-Tip-Trap-109-0-00 1-Live-Capture-Mouse/dp/B00004RA4G/ref=sr_1_1 ?ie=UTF8&qid=1403813544&sr=8-1&ke ywords=tip+trap

 

You need to figure out where they are living and then put it next to the wall nearest to that. Use peanut butter.

Ok, I'm taking back what I said about live traps. That design looks like a fantastic idea.

The Lounge help me please :-( Jun 27 2014
08:19 (UTC)
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Ok first: don't panic. Mice are a pest but at least where are mice there usually aren't rats. So that is at least one plus.

The best way to get rid of mice is indeed borrowing a cat. The cat smell alone might drive them away. If the cat actually hunts mice even better.

If you can't do that then clear out all food and crumbs and then put out traps. Experiment with different bait. The mice I used to have liked ham and Nutella. 

I put the traps on the paths the mice would usually take (so free up the regular mice holes again. It does help if you know the regular mouse routes) and then I kind of boxed them in with carton boxes and large books so that the mice kind of had to run over the traps.

I must say waking up from that loud SNAP of a trap and knowing you have to get rid of a dead mouse the next morning is kind of disgusting (I rather like mice. I think they are incredibly cute) but live traps just aren't practical.

If you do use live traps you need to set the mouse free very far from your place (I think at least a kilometer) or it'll run straight back in.

The Lounge terrible real estate photos Jun 02 2014
20:19 (UTC)
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I don't understand why some pictures were even taken - like the dead goose in rafters. What the hell was that about???

Many of these properties look to me as if they are in the UK. I have seen a lot of bathrooms installed right behind the kitchen since in tiny period buildings where there was absolutely no other way for a bathroom to be but...well, behind the kitchen. I've not seen a toilet IN a kitchen in the UK, though.

And, yes, some inhabitants clearly don'T give a damn about whether or not this place will be rented/sold or not.

The Lounge terrible real estate photos Jun 02 2014
17:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Some of those photos are hilarious. That patio with all the crap - ho lee crap!

Don't blame her. She was Marie-Antoinette in a previous live and is just trying to recapture her lost soul.

The Lounge terrible real estate photos Jun 02 2014
17:10 (UTC)
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If anybody has any explanation for the pic of the living room with those massive amounts of blood on the floor - other than a massaker haven taken place - let me know.

It's one of the oldest posts and when I looked at the blog first I thought, no way someone would actually take a picture of a bloodbath room to sell the house. Havong seen all the other pics I'm not so sure any more.

My favourite is the horse in the hallway.

The Lounge Child in New York is Called Fat by School District Jun 01 2014
18:35 (UTC)
1

Stay at home mom Gwendolyn clearly had too much time on her hands.

Yes, if the kid got wind of it it is not the best of strategy, but other than that - it's the UK. I've moved away a few years ago, but when exactly did UK citizens start caring about what public institutions tell them??

I agree with the 24/7 outrage machine comment.

The Lounge I've lost my Mojo May 29 2014
19:06 (UTC)
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what, peas flower, too? :-)

I'll make some photos when they do. I made this small 'tipi' like structure from bamboo for them to grow on (we have a bamboo like plant at the front and therefore lots of sticks to play with) It should look fab once it's fully covered.

The Lounge 2014 Gardening Thread May 29 2014
19:03 (UTC)
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I planted peas (or rather mange touts), some strawberry plants and three different raspberries. The strawberries aren't doing well, but the peas are doing great and even though it just bought tiny sticks with thr raspberries, I can actually see the first fruit on them

Other than that we'll harvest apples, plums, goosberries, white and black currants and greengage (that's what the dictionary gives me, They look liek green plums and taste fantastic. Very small harvest, though) One tree or bush each. the allotment isn't large.

What else...we got some tiny grapes climbing up somewhere, teeny kiwis which are hardly edible but have fantastic looking leaves and blackberries are shooting up like crazy. Not sure if we'll see fruit this year, though. I cut them back to almost nothing last year cause I was so fed up with the brambles.

My friend planted a cherry tree and one cherry bush and it looks like there'll be about 10 cherries this year :-) Unless the birds get them first.

And thanks to an article we found that the Weed-from-hell goatweed/bishopswort that holds Germany in its grip is actually edible, can be cooked like spinach and tastes great. So hurray for the weed. (No pesticides because of the dogs and the food. We pull everything by hand)

Oh, and I clipped my first hedge - in a pattern! I made curves...well, kind of. I do hope the leaves will grow back. Once they do I'll make a picture to show off my amazing hedgecutting skills :-)

The Lounge I've lost my Mojo May 29 2014
18:51 (UTC)
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I know what you feel like. I've been struggeling with this for the past...well, years really and although I find temporary relief, it stays a struggle.

My pooch helps a ton because when she bounces in front of me my mood lifts immediately. But back home all my problems still wait for me. Money, health, crushed dreams, loneliness - I keep fighting but I don't ever seem to arrive somewhere. Very exhausting.

Since I cant go to London that often any more, my solution to keep me afloat are mini-breaks. Days out into the country side, a visit to my parents etc. Gardening also helps a lot. Currently my first ever peas are climbing up and seeing them makes me very happy.

So, yes, everything is much easier in the summer.

Get a dog. They're a lot of work but they do help.  :-)

The Lounge Yes ... No? Apr 28 2014
20:12 (UTC)
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Very funny.

I don't think Frankfurt is really disappointing. You can only be disappointed if you actually expect anything from something - and what would anybody expect from Frankfurt??

I've been twice to Niagra falls. The boat trip to the core of the falls is great. Yes, tons of tourists but it is a bloody amazing thing to see, of course there are a ton of toursits.

Another place that is so crammed with tourist that only way to actually see it(instead of having your nose stuck in someone elses armpit while being squeezed though the narrow streets) is first thing in the morning or at night - Mt. Saint Michele.

I'm visiting Venice with my mom next year. I guess that is going to be quite a challenge, too. 

The Lounge Um Apr 24 2014
21:42 (UTC)
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:-) I love it when people see my place for the first time and realize that I'm actually not lying when I say it's untidy.

I do try. I tidy up at regular intervals and then my flat looks nice, but three days later and it's a mess of clothes, paper, used plates and mugs, more paper, books and whatnot again.

And it is ALWAYS dusty.

At least I can now blame the dog!

 

The Lounge Now here it is, one to make you Chat, Something funky with a kung fu groove. Apr 24 2014
20:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by washywishywasfulness:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Does anyone else here get bizarrely excited by new lip balm.

*peels off the seal on a new Burt's Bees coconut pear balm*

Think it's just you babe. ;) I get excited about new mascara though so that's something. And then Inevitably all my hopes and dreams are crushed by aforementioned mascara.

Speaking of which, I need new mascara.  I have to stick with the same kind every time - non-waterproof, no wax Physician's Formula.  Otherwise my eyes are all watery and red all the time.

I have been searching for a decent mascara all my life. Still have not found one that does not flake. It should not be this hard.

I found the perfect one.

Then it was discontinued.

The Lounge Um Apr 24 2014
20:45 (UTC)
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There' a poisoned bait scare going around in the neighbourhood (yes, some people her try to poison dogs. :-/) Yesterday my pooch hopped out of the bushes next to the canal licking her nose and I smelled Salami on her. I freaed a bit, no vet open for another tow hours.

I was on my way to work /teaching a seminar) and my colleague read online you can make a dog puke if you force saltwater into it. We had a 5ml syringe (w/o a needle). After 25ml we had to give up. I had no idea my 8kg dog is this strong....

A vet friend finally called back and said people can't stuff ratpoison into Salami, it's too hard. My pooch is ticketiboo, but I could have done with less excitement yesterday

Today, nothing interesting. Woke up from numerous nightmare with backpain, did a tour for a bunch of English pupils, bought ice-cream, dreading the major tidy-up I need to do tomorrow. My dad is staying over. I'Ve got three hours to clean my place I need at least three days, the place is a mess (and a mess by my standards, not by Pavs' ;-) )

It's a my nephews confirmation on Sunday. He gets some money and a husky-sledge tour as a gift. Is that an ok gift for a 14 year old? (He likes dogs)

The Lounge I know you think I shouldn't still love you, or tell you Chat Apr 23 2014
21:30 (UTC)
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Peeps, I'm off for today. I have a tour in English tomorrow and need to brush up on some dates and voacbulary. Have a good evening, everybody.

The Lounge I know you think I shouldn't still love you, or tell you Chat Apr 23 2014
21:19 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

Original Post by kikt:

Original Post by cajunrider:

OK I am now depressed. I did a search on my computer for a workout routine and found my workout routine 12 years ago. I looked at it and realized that I would not be able to finish even 1/3 of it now, never mind finishing it at the time I wrote as "Max time allowed".

I've let myself go too far.

 

I think that process is called ageing.

Suck it up, buttercup. :-) You'Re doing fine. 

I can only suck it up so long before having to let it go.

Booooing!

hur dur

:-)

It's a double bass and it's not mine. My friend's bf made that pic and it's his. I used to play piano but I haven't done so in decades.

The Lounge I know you think I shouldn't still love you, or tell you Chat Apr 23 2014
21:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

OK I am now depressed. I did a search on my computer for a workout routine and found my workout routine 12 years ago. I looked at it and realized that I would not be able to finish even 1/3 of it now, never mind finishing it at the time I wrote as "Max time allowed".

I've let myself go too far.

 

I think that process is called ageing.

Suck it up, buttercup. :-) You'Re doing fine. 

The Lounge I know you think I shouldn't still love you, or tell you Chat Apr 23 2014
21:09 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by kathygator:

Heh. The 2 millionth* poster will some newb who wants to know how to use the calc feature to determine how many calories to eat back after their 20 minute synchronized swimming warm-up.

Or someone asking yet again why they can't eat less than 1200 cals because they're a special smowflake.

I vote for the ever-popular how many calories are there in toothpaste / lip gloss / my boyfriend's saliva.

Get's my vote, too.

If there was a God(dess), however, it would be a new Crying Panty or equivalent.

The Lounge I know you think I shouldn't still love you, or tell you Chat Apr 23 2014
20:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I propose a reward for whichever CC poster posts the 2 millionth lounge post.

Like the Golden Ticket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Could we actually find that post?

The Lounge I know you think I shouldn't still love you, or tell you Chat Apr 23 2014
20:45 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

strawberry champagne gelato...that sounds equal parts orgasmic and made up...

actually, I think I've seen somethign like this i a supermarket here. Vanilla plus strawberry-prosecco sauce with white chocolate shavings.

Unfortunately that company always has the most amazing sounding icecream which often ends up tasting totally lame. But their Vanilla, vodka-lemon icecream was quite nice. Maybe I'll give the strawberry-prosecco one a try - just for research purposes, of course.

The Lounge I know you think I shouldn't still love you, or tell you Chat Apr 23 2014
20:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by kikt:

I'm feeling peckish and ready for chocolate and you guys are talking ice-cream and M&Ms. I've also ventured far into the obese category of the BMI. *sobs*


BMI is a measurement that was designed to give trends for populations. It should not be used for individuals.

There: problem solved.

Excellent.

Unfortunately (or luckily) I've already eaten all teh chocolate in the house. I am now having an apple AND applecidre. Hope that's enough *ponders the potential combination of applecidre and cocopoweder*

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