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    BlueBrooke Guest

    Default What do you put in your cookie jar?

    What do you keep in your cookie jar?

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "BlueBrooke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What do you keep in your cookie jar?


    Nothing. In fact I got rid of it.



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    =?UTF-8?B?QmrDuHJu?= Steensrud Guest

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    BlueBrooke wrote:

    > What do you keep in your cookie jar?


    Loose change. When it fills up, I go to a bank that has an automatic coin
    counter that deposits the amount in my account. (Then I might go buy cookies
    for my family ...)


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    W. Baker Guest

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    Bj?rn Steensrud <[email protected]> wrote:
    : BlueBrooke wrote:

    : > What do you keep in your cookie jar?

    : Loose change. When it fills up, I go to a bank that has an automatic coin
    : counter that deposits the amount in my account. (Then I might go buy cookies
    : for my family ...)

    Good idea! Then you , of course, leave the cookies in the bag or box they
    came in, rather than the cookie jar/

    Happy New Year to you and to everyone on this list. I am looking forward
    to a good year, but too quiet new Year's Eve.

    Wendy



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    Cheri Guest

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    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Bj?rn Steensrud <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : BlueBrooke wrote:
    >
    > : > What do you keep in your cookie jar?
    >
    > : Loose change. When it fills up, I go to a bank that has an automatic
    > coin
    > : counter that deposits the amount in my account. (Then I might go buy
    > cookies
    > : for my family ...)
    >
    > Good idea! Then you , of course, leave the cookies in the bag or box they
    > came in, rather than the cookie jar/
    >
    > Happy New Year to you and to everyone on this list. I am looking forward
    > to a good year, but too quiet new Year's Eve.
    >
    > Wendy


    Happy New Year to you too Wendy, and to everyone. I will have a very quiet
    New Year's Eve too.

    Cheri


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    Susan Guest

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    On 12/30/2012 5:55 PM, W. Baker wrote:

    > Happy New Year to you and to everyone on this list. I am looking forward
    > to a good year, but too quiet new Year's Eve.
    >


    Hapy new year to you, too, Wendy.

    I was looking forward to a nice dinner out early, go to sleep after
    having champagne and caviar and watching Kathy Griffin humiliate
    Anderson Cooper for two hours til the ball drop...

    Then we normally take down the tree and put away the holiday stuff on NY
    day.

    BUT, not this year!!!

    We just had a frantic tree denuding and discard session after
    discovering what looked exactly like bedbugs, only black, crawling all
    over the first floor like a herd... Bark lice had hatched in our home!
    YECCH... tree's gone, ornament boxes are out in the cold garage and I'
    am assured that they can't live in a house without enough plant life to
    suck on so any remaining that we haven't vacuumed up, smooshed, etc.
    will dry up and die.

    YECCCHHH.

    So no big clean up on New Year's Day.

    Susan

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    Cheri Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > On 12/30/2012 5:55 PM, W. Baker wrote:
    >
    >> Happy New Year to you and to everyone on this list. I am looking forward
    >> to a good year, but too quiet new Year's Eve.
    >>

    >
    > Hapy new year to you, too, Wendy.
    >
    > I was looking forward to a nice dinner out early, go to sleep after having
    > champagne and caviar and watching Kathy Griffin humiliate Anderson Cooper
    > for two hours til the ball drop...
    >
    > Then we normally take down the tree and put away the holiday stuff on NY
    > day.
    >
    > BUT, not this year!!!
    >
    > We just had a frantic tree denuding and discard session after discovering
    > what looked exactly like bedbugs, only black, crawling all over the first
    > floor like a herd... Bark lice had hatched in our home! YECCH... tree's
    > gone, ornament boxes are out in the cold garage and I' am assured that
    > they can't live in a house without enough plant life to suck on so any
    > remaining that we haven't vacuumed up, smooshed, etc. will dry up and die.
    >
    > YECCCHHH.
    >
    > So no big clean up on New Year's Day.
    >
    > Susan



    Wow Susan, sorry to hear that, but thankfully no BB's. As Roseanne
    Roseannadanna would say..."it's always something." Happy New Year.

    Cheri


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    Susan Guest

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    On 12/30/2012 9:34 PM, Cheri wrote:

    > Wow Susan, sorry to hear that, but thankfully no BB's. As Roseanne
    > Roseannadanna would say..."it's always something." Happy New Year.
    >


    This one really gave us the heebie jeebies... I just went and ordered a
    prelit artificial tree on clearance from Balsam Hill, where I got the
    incredible prelit wreath on my front door this year post Xmas last year.
    I've never seen such lifelike artificial stuff before, that wreath is so
    heavy it's hard to carry, but so full and bright. Hope the tree is just
    as realistic.

    We've thought about it for years, and now we *really* don't want to drag
    in a tree from outside ever again! There are still some of those bugs
    hatching and crawling around every time I go down and look. YECH...
    some sites call them "sheep bugs" because of the way they spread out in
    masses like a herd. They sure did that in the living room, just a
    steady few in the kitchen where they no doubt took up residence in the
    cordless electric I kept using to vacuum up needles.

    BLEAH!!!

    Susan


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    Cheri Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > On 12/30/2012 9:34 PM, Cheri wrote:
    >
    >> Wow Susan, sorry to hear that, but thankfully no BB's. As Roseanne
    >> Roseannadanna would say..."it's always something." Happy New Year.
    >>

    >
    > This one really gave us the heebie jeebies... I just went and ordered a
    > prelit artificial tree on clearance from Balsam Hill, where I got the
    > incredible prelit wreath on my front door this year post Xmas last year.
    > I've never seen such lifelike artificial stuff before, that wreath is so
    > heavy it's hard to carry, but so full and bright. Hope the tree is just
    > as realistic.
    >
    > We've thought about it for years, and now we *really* don't want to drag
    > in a tree from outside ever again! There are still some of those bugs
    > hatching and crawling around every time I go down and look. YECH... some
    > sites call them "sheep bugs" because of the way they spread out in masses
    > like a herd. They sure did that in the living room, just a steady few in
    > the kitchen where they no doubt took up residence in the cordless electric
    > I kept using to vacuum up needles.
    >
    > BLEAH!!!
    >
    > Susan
    >



    I hear you Susan, for many years we bought a beautiful tree at the local
    nursery and there was always some kind of bug in it, but we lived with it,
    then one year Phil was busy and wouldn't go to get it when I wanted to, so I
    decided to get an artificial tree (to show him) that I thought he would
    hate, but we both ended up loving the way it looked, the fact that we could
    hang our ornaments (we collect Hallmarks and some are really heavy) and no
    needle/bug problem. We did get a new one a few years ago because they are so
    lifelike now, and still love it. I bet you are so happy with yours.

    Cheri


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    Susan Guest

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    On 12/30/2012 11:07 PM, Cheri wrote:

    > I hear you Susan, for many years we bought a beautiful tree at the local
    > nursery and there was always some kind of bug in it, but we lived with
    > it, then one year Phil was busy and wouldn't go to get it when I wanted
    > to, so I decided to get an artificial tree (to show him) that I thought
    > he would hate, but we both ended up loving the way it looked, the fact
    > that we could hang our ornaments (we collect Hallmarks and some are
    > really heavy) and no needle/bug problem. We did get a new one a few
    > years ago because they are so lifelike now, and still love it. I bet you
    > are so happy with yours.


    I'll let you know when it gets here!

    It's been decades of live trees without a single bug sighting.

    This was a Costco tree, incredibly cheap for Fraser Fir, and I plan to
    insist on a refund; they're really good about that.

    So far, no sightings this a.m. after a couple of strays. Those bugs are
    shaped identically to bedbugs and look just like some ticks, too.

    They're psocid larvae, also known as bark lice.

    Susan

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    Cheri Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > On 12/30/2012 11:07 PM, Cheri wrote:
    >
    >> I hear you Susan, for many years we bought a beautiful tree at the local
    >> nursery and there was always some kind of bug in it, but we lived with
    >> it, then one year Phil was busy and wouldn't go to get it when I wanted
    >> to, so I decided to get an artificial tree (to show him) that I thought
    >> he would hate, but we both ended up loving the way it looked, the fact
    >> that we could hang our ornaments (we collect Hallmarks and some are
    >> really heavy) and no needle/bug problem. We did get a new one a few
    >> years ago because they are so lifelike now, and still love it. I bet you
    >> are so happy with yours.

    >
    > I'll let you know when it gets here!
    >
    > It's been decades of live trees without a single bug sighting.
    >
    > This was a Costco tree, incredibly cheap for Fraser Fir, and I plan to
    > insist on a refund; they're really good about that.
    >
    > So far, no sightings this a.m. after a couple of strays. Those bugs are
    > shaped identically to bedbugs and look just like some ticks, too.
    >
    > They're psocid larvae, also known as bark lice.
    >
    > Susan



    Yes, I have heard of them. Most trees do have bugs of some kind.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1226574


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    Susan Guest

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    On 12/31/2012 12:00 PM, Cheri wrote:

    >
    >
    > Yes, I have heard of them. Most trees do have bugs of some kind.
    >
    > http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1226574
    >


    I was lucky enough not to encounter any in decades til now!

    Still have some hatching and crawling in the dining room and living room
    today... you can check, clean them up and walk back in five minutes
    later and find new ones where none were. None in the kitchen today
    coming out from anywhere they were (they're heat seekers, headed for
    under stove and fridge, radiator...) except a few that must have hatched
    in or on the cordless vac, their ride into the kitchen.

    I'm guessing I'll be at this for a few days to a week at most.

    YICK.

    Susan

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    Cheri Guest

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    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 12/31/2012 12:00 PM, Cheri wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> Yes, I have heard of them. Most trees do have bugs of some kind.
    >>
    >> http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1226574
    >>

    >
    > I was lucky enough not to encounter any in decades til now!
    >
    > Still have some hatching and crawling in the dining room and living room
    > today... you can check, clean them up and walk back in five minutes later
    > and find new ones where none were. None in the kitchen today coming out
    > from anywhere they were (they're heat seekers, headed for under stove and
    > fridge, radiator...) except a few that must have hatched in or on the
    > cordless vac, their ride into the kitchen.
    >
    > I'm guessing I'll be at this for a few days to a week at most.
    >
    > YICK.
    >
    > Susan



    Sorry to hear it, but thankfully...not harmful, just annoying and messy.
    Happy New Year Susan!

    Cheri


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    Susan Guest

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    On 12/31/2012 2:18 PM, Cheri wrote:

    > Sorry to hear it, but thankfully...not harmful, just annoying and messy.
    > Happy New Year Susan!
    >


    Yes, not a cause of any harm to humans/critters or household, and I
    think we're reaching the end of them... fewer and fewer as the day goes
    on. Helps that it's in the 30s, we have very dry heat in here, and they
    dry out easily.

    Happy new year to you, too, Cheri.

    Susan

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    W. Baker Guest

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    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:
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    : On 12/31/2012 12:00 PM, Cheri wrote:

    : >
    : >
    : > Yes, I have heard of them. Most trees do have bugs of some kind.
    : >
    : > http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1226574
    : >

    : I was lucky enough not to encounter any in decades til now!

    : Still have some hatching and crawling in the dining room and living room
    : today... you can check, clean them up and walk back in five minutes
    : later and find new ones where none were. None in the kitchen today
    : coming out from anywhere they were (they're heat seekers, headed for
    : under stove and fridge, radiator...) except a few that must have hatched
    : in or on the cordless vac, their ride into the kitchen.

    : I'm guessing I'll be at this for a few days to a week at most.

    : YICK.

    : Susan

    could ou put some sticky traps like they have for mice adn put them near
    the stove and fridge and any heat source, hot air, radiator, or whatever
    you use to heat your house? It might help speed things up a bit.

    Wendy

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    Susan Guest

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    On 12/31/2012 7:20 PM, W. Baker wrote:

    > could ou put some sticky traps like they have for mice adn put them near
    > the stove and fridge and any heat source, hot air, radiator, or whatever
    > you use to heat your house? It might help speed things up a bit.
    >


    Wendy, there are almost none in the kitchen any more, just one or two
    occasionally near the cordless vaccum, which must have eggs vacuumed up
    in it. I've been emptying the dust cup a lot.

    No more swarms, just the remainder hatching and barely moving now. Maybe
    two live bugs at a time at most now. It had to be hundreds last night!
    They won't survive long even if we miss them and I'm really good at
    knowing where to find the odd stray now.

    Just came home from dinner out and found three, total, in three rooms.

    Susan

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    Peppermint Patootie Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    BlueBrooke <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What do you keep in your cookie jar?


    Well, I bought it for this purpose, not to be a cookie jar, although it
    was made and sold as a cookie jar, but mine's upstairs on the bathroom
    vanity where I use it for small trash items that the cats shouldn't get
    into, like q-tips and dental floss. It's shaped like a cat with a mouse
    on its back. The mouse is the handle to the lid.

    PP
    --
    "What you fail to understand is that criticising established authority by means
    of argument and evidence is a crucial aspect of how science works."
    - Chris Malcolm

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    BlueBrooke Guest

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    On Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:41:10 -0500, Peppermint Patootie
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > BlueBrooke <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> What do you keep in your cookie jar?

    >
    >Well, I bought it for this purpose, not to be a cookie jar, although it
    >was made and sold as a cookie jar, but mine's upstairs on the bathroom
    >vanity where I use it for small trash items that the cats shouldn't get
    >into, like q-tips and dental floss. It's shaped like a cat with a mouse
    >on its back. The mouse is the handle to the lid.
    >
    >PP


    Thanks, PP! I guess I could repurpose it -- it's not near as kewl as
    the one you have, though. It's just a cheap clear crock-type thing
    with a lid -- I just like it. I could put something else in it, I
    suppose, but . . .

    I've tried keeping cookies in it, but I don't have the won't-power to
    stay out of the blasted thing, so it sits there empty and looks
    lonely. I've been trying to think of LC-friendly things to keep in
    there, but I'm not blessed in the imagination department, either. :-D

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    Susan Guest

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    On 1/2/2013 11:07 PM, BlueBrooke wrote:

    > I've tried keeping cookies in it, but I don't have the won't-power to
    > stay out of the blasted thing, so it sits there empty and looks
    > lonely. I've been trying to think of LC-friendly things to keep in
    > there, but I'm not blessed in the imagination department, either. :-D


    How about a rotating seasonal display or a terrarium?

    Susan

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    W. Baker Guest

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    Susan <[email protected]> wrote:
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    : On 1/2/2013 11:07 PM, BlueBrooke wrote:

    : > I've tried keeping cookies in it, but I don't have the won't-power to
    : > stay out of the blasted thing, so it sits there empty and looks
    : > lonely. I've been trying to think of LC-friendly things to keep in
    : > there, but I'm not blessed in the imagination department, either. :-D

    : How about a rotating seasonal display or a terrarium?

    : Susan

    Goldfish?
    turtle?

    Wendy

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