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Bertha Venation

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Current location: Charles County, MD
Member since: Wed Oct 15, 2003, 09:30 PM
Number of posts: 21,460

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desperately seeking mustard

We're having a party on the 18th and we'll be serving bratwurst. I want to serve some good German mustard. I had some once that sent me over the moon, but I don't remember the brand name, dammit.

There's this place called Old World in Huntington Beach. It's sort of a mini faux German town. The woman I talked to there said a few of the brand names they sell Haendlmaier, Kuehne, Inglehoffer, Loewensenf, Thomy, Hengstenberg, Landsberg, Alstertor and Hela. Have you heard of any of these? How about any other brand names?

Thanks!

"Old World Huntington Beach offers unique “Old World European” dining, shopping, entertainment and special event experiences to Southern California locals and tourists alike."

http://www.oldworld.ws/
Posted by Bertha Venation | Thu Jun 2, 2016, 08:05 PM (7 replies)

Flummoxed and Desperate

1. leather furniture

2. the soft padding inside

3. the porous fabric that holds these things together

4. cat urine. fucking cat urine

I need a service that can clean every part of these pieces of furniture so that the odor of cat urine is eradicated. It seems that no such service exists.

Have you ever heard of such a business? In Orange County, CA? That picks up and delivers?

Am I delusional?
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun May 29, 2016, 08:26 PM (12 replies)

must find placement for seven cats - please offer links

I'm in Maryland, but will travel.

Long story short, we're moving to California. We have nine cats* and can only take two. We're taking the two with special needs.

If you know of any foster organizations, rescues for cats, no-kill shelters, or any other such organizations that I might contact, please post the links here.

Of course, if you are willing to offer a home to one or more healthy senior cats (ages eight to 14), I'm happy to discuss it with you.

Thanks very much.

* They have plenty of room, are well-fed, well-cared-for, enriched, healthy, and happy.
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Jan 24, 2016, 04:01 PM (5 replies)

must find placement for seven cats - please offer links

Long story short, we're moving to California. We have nine cats* and can only take two. We're taking the two with special needs.

If you know of any foster organizations, rescues for cats, no-kill shelters, or any other such organizations that I might contact, please post the links here.

Of course, if you are willing to offer a home to one or more healthy senior cats (ages eight to 14), I'm happy to discuss it with you.

Thanks very much.

* They have plenty of room, are well-fed, well-cared-for, enriched, healthy, and happy.
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Jan 24, 2016, 04:00 PM (4 replies)

must find placement for cats - please offer links

Long story short, we're moving to California. We have nine cats* and can only take two. We're taking the two with special needs.

If you know of any foster organizations, rescues for cats, no-kill shelters, or any other such organizations that I might contact, please post the links here.

Of course, if you are willing to offer a home to one or more healthy senior cats (ages eight to 14), I'm happy to discuss it with you.

Thanks very much.

* They have plenty of room, are well-fed, well-cared-for, enriched, healthy, and happy.
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Jan 24, 2016, 03:56 PM (2 replies)

must find homes for seven cats - please offer links

Hi. I'm in Maryland but would drive to Delaware to find placement for my cats.

Long story short, we're moving to California. We have nine cats* and can only take two. We're taking the two with special needs.

If you know of any foster organizations, rescues for cats, no-kill shelters, or any other such organizations that I might contact, please post the links here.

Of course, if you are willing to offer a home to one or more healthy senior cats (ages eight to 14), I'm happy to discuss it with you.

Thanks very much.

* They have plenty of room, are well-fed, well-cared-for, enriched, healthy, and happy.
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Jan 24, 2016, 03:55 PM (2 replies)

Have you ever melted a cabinet floor?

I need to figure out who does this kind of repair.

We had a leak under our kitchen sink many moons ago, and didn't realize it - until one day I reached for something way back in the cabinet, and it came out dripping. The bottle wasn't broken. I looked in - and found a puddle. Apparently the leak had been there for some time. The floor of the cabinet was melted and now most of it is a crater.

We made do with a stiff board across the crater. But now we're selling our house. We need to get a new cabinet floor.

I've pinged a handful of cabinet companies on Angie's List, and the first one came back with "we don't do partial jobs." That makes me wonder if they're all going to say that.

Do you have any idea who would do this kind of repair?
Posted by Bertha Venation | Fri Jan 8, 2016, 06:02 PM (13 replies)

Have you been to traffic court in MD - specifically, PG County?

I'm contesting a ticket I got as a result of a hair-raising wreck on the beltway. The driver of the 18-wheeler that hit me said that I made an "unsafe lane change" and hit him. Bullshit. And I can demonstrate why it's bullshit.

Because we each blamed the other, we each got tickets. I'm not admitting to something I didn't do, so I'm going to court. "State of Maryland vs Bertha Venation." Don't you love it? (Maybe I'll go in drag. My court date's not until late next month; I have time to contact my drag king friends and go shopping. . . .)

I'm hoping someone reading this has been to traffic court in Maryland, but especially in PG County. I have no idea what to expect, and I would like very much to have some idea, however small. I've never been in traffic court in CA, my native home, either.

Even if you've been to traffic court in any other state, I think anything you can tell me would be helpful. Thanks.
Posted by Bertha Venation | Thu Jan 7, 2016, 08:47 AM (9 replies)

Lupus/Arthritis drug

I don't have a lupus diagnosis, yet. The doctor I've been seeing has been trying to get my hip/knee pain under control before she diagnoses me. She says, however, that I do have the - marker? - for lupus.

She's had me on etodolac for pain for about six weeks. It helps, but not a whole lot, and not consistently.

Two weeks ago she added Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). To my surprise, the combination is working pretty well. Thank you, Dr. Nandipati!

But I have a problem: since I've been taking the Plaquenil, I've been having anxiety attacks. Not full-blown - it's mostly the physical feeling of an anxiety attack, with the blood running cold, and the weakness in the chest and just generally that I get.

Even pseudo-anxiety attacks - that's all I need. Has anyone else had this problem?
Posted by Bertha Venation | Thu Dec 31, 2015, 10:27 AM (15 replies)

Edited: Two questions for those in the know about residential rentals.

What would happen if I rented a house that accepted one pet, and I signed that I had one pet, but actually had three, and later - days, months, years - the landlord/owner discovered that I had three pets?

Edit: Do you know if there is a legal limit on pets in a single-family detached house? I'm going to the county website, but if you have a quick answer for Orange Co, CA, I'd love for you to educate me. Thanks.
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Dec 27, 2015, 07:31 PM (13 replies)
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